Start every weekday morning with Words About Games’ round-up of the latest news from in and around the games industry.
This morning – Nintendo have confirmed that they won’t hold a large scale press conference at this year’s E3, the console developer have also announced the new 2DS XL, Bethesda’s E3 invitations tease two new game reveals, horror game Perception gets a release date and a Legend of Zelda themed Clue is coming later this year.
Nintendo are skipping E3 press conference again – Nintendo have confirmed that they will not be holding a traditional E3 press conference this year. This is fairly consistent with their appearances at the trade show in previous years, where they have typically streamed pre-recorded Nintendo Direct’s and demoed their games directly to attendees of the show. The console developer has not shared their plans for E3, stating that Nintendo of America will be presenting further information at a later date.
(via Nintendo FY2017 Results Briefing)
Nintendo to launch new 2DS XL this Summer – Nintendo have announced a new version of their venerable DS handheld. The 2DS XL will launch on July 28 in the United States with a recommended retail price of $149.99. The console is timed to launch on the same day as two new DS games – Hey! Pikmin and Miitopia.
Bethesda E3 invitations tease two new game reveals – Bethesda have started to send out their E3 2017 invitations to media outlets and it seems that the publisher is teasing two new game reveals. The invitations take the form of Bethesdaland – a Bethesda themed amusement park with references to Doom, Dishonored, Fallout and more. The invitation also depicts two areas that are under construction and “coming soon” – likely referring to two unannounced games.
(via Press Release)
Perception launches next month on PC and consoles – Deep End Games and Feardemic have announced that their upcoming horror game Perception will launch on May 30 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Perception, developed by former Bioshock and Dead Space devs, casts players as a blind protagonist who must explore a mansion, using her cane to navigate via echolocation while avoiding a sinister presence that is attracted to sound.
(via Press Release)
Legend of Zelda themed Clue game announced – Video game merchandise specialist Merchoid has announced that it will stock a Legend of Zelda themed version of Clue, due for release later this year. Rather than figuring out how a murder took placve, players must use their sleuthing skills to figure out how to defeat Ganondorf, who has stolen the Triforce and is threatening Hyrule. The game is for 3-6 players and is aiming to launch this June.