Start every weekday morning with Words About Games’ round-up of the latest news from in and around the games industry.

This morning – Microsoft have renewed their Scalebound trademark and prompted speculation to the future of the game, Platinum Games are teasing a brand new IP, top down shooter Nex Machina has a release date on PC & PS4 and Nintendo have revealed a slew of new indies making their way to Switch.


Microsoft renews Scalebound trademark – Microsoft have renewed their trademark for Scalebound, the open world action game that was being developed for them by Platinum Games before it was cancelled earlier this year. The trademark renewal was unearthed by users on NeoGAF and has sparked speculation that the console developer is ready to transfer Scalebound’s development to another studio.
(via NeoGAF)


Platinum Games teasing a new IP – Platinum Games have confirmed that they are working on a new IP. The tease came from studio producer Atsushi Inaba during a keynote speech at this year’s BitSummit. He didn’t say much about the game, other than to confirm that a new director is working on the project.
(via IGN)


Nex Machina is arriving in June – Housemarque’s next game, Nex Machina, is launching for PC and Playstation 4 on June 20. The game is a collaboration by Housemarque (developers of Resogun and Super Stardust) and Eugene Jarvis (creator of Smash TV and Robotron). Nex Machina is a challenging top down shooter with 100 levels.
(via YouTube)


9 indie games announced for Switch – Nine new indie games have been announced for the Nintendo Switch over the weekend, featuring a mix of upcoming games and those already released. BackSlash, Cat Quest, Dusty Raging Fist, Levels+, L.F.O. – Lost Future Omega, Nine Parchments, Owlboy, She Remembered Caterpillars and YIIK: A Postmodern RPG have all been announced independently of one another for Nintendo’s hybrid console.
(via All Games Delta)