We should all take a second to consider just how lucky we are to be gamers in such an age. Not only are loads of great games available — often for free — on the space-age computers we keep in our pockets, but Nintendo has a home console that can be played anywhere at anytime with almost anyone. These are the kinds of things that would have rocked our socks off back in the late 90s, and perspective can work wonders for bolstering our collective sense of appreciation.
This week saw a slew of news that makes us gamers happy, including new trailers for games in big-name franchises and plenty of delicious news of the mobile-oriented variety. Top up those batteries, folks — it's time for the Modojo Rewind.
Video Capture And Towering Titans
We here at Shacknews have come to the conclusion that it's too difficult trying to keep up with which Switch games feature the system's recently-added video capture support. Stardew Valley seemed like the first third-party title that would use the feature, then the team at Yacht Club games announced Shovel Knight would get support for video capture in a future update. As for the rest of the titles, well, we've got a guide for that.
Still, the Switch is an incredibly fun system, and it's only going to get better. We know now that Shin Megami Tensei V will be getting a Western Switch release, which is great if not unexpected news, and a new trailer for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has shown off just a hint of the plot elements players can expect from the latest entry to the Xeno saga.
Resident Evil has also landed on the Switch in the form of the Resident Evil Revelations Collection, which groups together the 2012 Nintendo 3DS release with the episodic adventure that landed back in 2015. The collection is great fun and great value, and we've outlined some of its biggest strengths and weaknesses over in our Resident Evil Revelations Collection review.
Finally, Some Solid Mobile Action
Being the cool cats that we are, the Modojo @ Shacknews team likes to stay on top of the latest mobile releases. However, somtimes there really just aren't many new or interesting games coming out for us to report on. Luckily, this week has been different: we've not only heard of some big names in established franchises, we've also seen some familiar releases going mobile as well as some new iOS and Android games with unusual origins interesting themes.
Chief among the latest touted releases will undoubtedly be news of the upcoming mobile port of PUBG being put together by Tencent and Bluehole Games. There's also Neverending Nightmares, the indie horror game that's just recently released for mobile devices. On the other side of the gaming spectrum is the colorful puzzler GNOG, which released for iOS earlier this week and will finally be landing on Steam early next year.
The mobile news doesn't stop there, either. Developer Ker-Chunk Games has a new puzzle title that turns gaming conventions upside down by allowing a woman protagonist to rescue a prince in distress, and we've gotten word that Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann is working on a Vine "follow-up," though we still don't know quite what that means. And as for actual tech, Samsung just today unveiled the latest in the company's W series of smart flip phones, with this one sporting the company's widest aperture lens to date.
Lastly, CCG players who are keen on Bethesda's take on the genre have been recently treated to the release of Return to Clockwork City, the game's latest story-based expansion. Be sure to look out for our official review coming soon.