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A classic N64 game is set to rock the Nintendo Switch this month

Nightdive Studios are bringing the remastered version of Turok: Dinosaur Hunter to Nintendo Switch.

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Nightdive Studios are bringing the remastered version of Turok to Nintendo Switch.

Originally released in 1997, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter was an early Nintendo 64 hit from the now-defunct video game publisher, Acclaim. The game mostly remembered for hiding its draw distance in the soupiest of fogs, but it was a popular FPS in its day, and spawned multiple sequels.

Nightdive grabbed the rights to Turok a few years ago, and released it on Steam in 2017, and Xbox One the following year. The Nintendo Switch edition – which will hit the eShop on March 18 – looks to be cut from the same cloth, with slightly polished graphics to accommodate modern HD widescreen displays. Apart from that, the game should look pretty much as you remember. Which is to say, not amazing.

Speaking about the game at the time of its PC rerelease, Nightdive CEO Stephen Kick said:

“When Turok: Dinosaur Hunter was first released it was nothing short of revolutionary. To that point, no game had ever offered the combination of graphics and an open world environment that Turok featured. We are very excited to have had the opportunity to bring this great franchise back to life and to be able to share this great title with today’s gaming audience.”

The much improved sequel, Turok 2: Seeds of Evil, was also updated for Xbox and PC, and is set to come to Switch later this year.

Keep an eye on all the latest Nintendo Switch games over at our new releases page.

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Last chance to save in the PlayStation Store Mid-Year sale

Grab savings of up to 85% on some excellent PS4 games the PlayStation Store Mid-Year sale.

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Grab savings of up to 85% on some excellent PS4 games the PlayStation Store Mid-Year sale.

A new PlayStation Store sale is now live around the world that celebrates the, erm, middle of the year. It’s as good a reason as any, we suppose, but if you want to pick up a bargain, time is short. The sale ends at midnight on July 8, 2020.

The sale is packed with hundreds of highly acclaimed PlayStation 4 games. Following a quick shout around the Thumbsticks office, our recommendations include the endearingly goofy BulletStorm: Full Clip Edition, Nidhogg 2, and vibrant puzzle mash-up, Puyo Puyo Tetris.

Big hitters like The Witcher 3, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and FIFA 20 are also on offer. The range of discounted games varies by region, so visit the PlayStation Store in your country for the full lineup. Here are some more highlights for North America and Europe.

PlayStation Store Mid-Year Sale

North America Highlights

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – 75% off
  • Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition – 85% off
  • Catherine: Full Body – 50% off
  • DayZ – 40% off
  • Dead Cells – 30% off
  • Dying Light – 35% off
  • The Evil Within 2 – 60% off
  • Far Cry New Dawn – 65% off
  • Just Dance 2020 – 50% off
  • Nidhogg 2 – 75%
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris – 50% off
  • Stellaris – 60% off
  • The Witcher 3 Complete Edition – 70% off
  • Two Point Hospital – 40% off
  • Yakuza 5 Remastered – 40% off
  • Zero Escape: The Nonary Games – 70% off

Europe Highlights

  • AO International Tennis – 50% off
  • Battlefield V – 60% off
  • Bound – 65% off
  • Dead Cells – 30%
  • FIFA 20 – 70% off
  • Elite Dangerous – 60% off
  • GhostBusters: The Video Game – 60% off
  • The King of Fighters XIV – 60% off
  • Madden NFL 20 – 75% off
  • Overcooked: Gourmet Edition – 60% off
  • RAD – 67% off
  • Tropico 6 – 40% off
  • Void Bastards – 25% off
  • World War Z – 50% off

Head over to our dedicated sales page for the latest video game deals. And visit our new releases section for the latest PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch games. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook. You lucky things.

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Save on Animal Crossing and Mario Party with July’s My Nintendo rewards

The latest batch of My Nintendo rewards features savings on games from the Animal Crossing and Mario Party franchises.

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The latest batch of My Nintendo rewards includes savings on games from the Animal Crossing and Mario Party franchises.

Many of the features introduced in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer have now made it to the series proper, but this 2015 Nintendo 3DS title comes recommended for younger players wanting a more structured Animal Crossing experience. European My Nintendo members can get the game at half-price in exchange for 200 Gold Points.

The same offer also applies to Mario Party: The Top 100, which brings together some of the best minigames from the variable multiplayer board game series.

In North America, highlights include discounts on Bye-Bye Boxboy! and Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers, plus two Animal Crossing 3DS themes.

Here’s the full lowdown on July’s new rewards. We’ll likely have another update for you in a few weeks.

New My Nintendo rewards – July 2020

EU Gold Point Rewards

  • Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer – 50% discount – 200 points
  • Mario Party: The Top 100 – 50% discount – 200 points
  • Star Fox 64 3D – 40% discount – 80 points

EU Platinum Point Rewards

  • Animal Crossing: Summer Fun Theme – 100 points
  • Splatoon: Inkredible Theme – 100 points

US Gold Point Rewards

  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf Timmy & Tommy Nook – 20 points
  • Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers – 30% discount – 90 points
  • Mario Party Star Rush – 30% discount – 90 points

US Platinum Point Rewards

  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf Swimming in the Sea Theme – 100 points
  • Bye-Bye Boxboy! – 30% discount – 50 points
  • Kirby: Triple Deluxe – 30% discount – 150 points
  • Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story – 30% discount – 300 points

Many of June’s rewards also remain available, including a lovely set of Nintendo Hanafuda postcards. And don’t forget that Gold Points are also redeemable against the cost of Nintendo Switch games on the eShop. Read our new release roundup to see what’s available.


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New PlayStation 4 releases (July 6-10, 2020)

CrossCode and Superliminal are among this week’s lineup of new PlayStation 4 video game releases.

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CrossCode and Superliminal are among this week’s lineup of new PlayStation 4 video game releases.

The slight lull in new games following the release of The Last of Us Part II ends this week with a varied crop of new PS4 games.

CrossCode is the obvious pick. It’s a retro-style RPG from Radical Fish Games with puzzles worthy of the best Zelda titles, a smart story, and excellent production values.

Another highlight is Superliminal. Pillow Castle’s game befuddles the mind with an enjoyable adventure packed with optical illusions and perspective bending puzzles.

Two new PS4 acing games also go head-head. This year’s NASCAR instalment is under the stewardship 704games and has come in for a little heat from fans in the run-up to release. Expect modest improvements over last year’s entry.

Meanwhile, F1 2020 sees Codemasters continue to refine its officially licenced racing sim with a wealth of updates including new team management features and historical Formula One cars. We’re not so thrilled by the prospect of the Podium Pass, which players can buy to unlock celebration animations and race suits.

Other new PS4 releases include Lanternium and Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2. We’ll update this page if we get news of any late additions.

New PlayStation 4 releases: July 6-10, 2020

Monday, July 6, 2020

  • TBC

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

  • NASCAR Heat 5
  • Lanternium
  • Superliminal
  • F1 2020

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

  • Robozarro

Thursday, July 9, 2020

  • CrossCode

Friday, July 10, 2020

  • Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2
  • Distraint 2
  • The Great Perhaps
  • Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris

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New Nintendo Switch releases (July 6-10, 2020)

Take a look at the new Nintendo Switch releases coming to the eShop between June 29-July 4, 2020.

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Take a look at the new Nintendo Switch releases coming to the eShop between July 6-10, 2020.

Nintendo Switch owners are spoilt for choice this week with another packed lineup of promising new eShop releases. Let’s start with a game we know is excellent.

CrossCode is a super cool retro-style RPG from Radical Fish Games with a focus on action, Zelda-style puzzling, and a clever meta-narrative. The game was a smash hit on PC, and we’d be surprised if it isn’t even more of a success on Switch.

We’re also excited to play Superliminal on Nintendo’s flexible console. If the port of Pillow Castle’s first-person optical illusion game is up to scratch, we absolutely recommend this inventive and playful perspective pondering puzzler.

Next, we have a trio of distinctly Japanese games. Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 is Koji Igarashi’s sequel to the 8-bit Ritual of the Night companion piece.

Catherine: Full Body is a remaster of Zero Studio’s 2011 cult classic. It’s equal parts visual novel, puzzle game, and troubling fever dream.

And finally, how do you create a sequel to the world’s best worst video game? We find out this week when Hidetaka Suehiro’s Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise rolls into town. Expect another instalment of surreal detective work, intriguing characters, and broadly competent gameplay.

Other new games include The Great Perhaps, Laraan, and Distraint 2.

We’ll update this page with any late additions throughout the week. In the meantime, here is this week’s lineup of brand new Nintendo eShop releases.

New Nintendo Switch releases: July 6-10, 2020

Monday, July 6, 2020

  • Gerty

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

  • Catherine: Full Body
  • Superliminal

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

  • TBC

Thursday, July 9, 2020

  • 1993 Shenandoah
  • CrossCode
  • Crowdy Farm Puzzle
  • Dangerous Relationship
  • Demon’s Rise – War for the Deep
  • Elden: Path of the Forgotten
  • Laraan
  • Love Letter from Thief X
  • My Universe – My Baby
  • Retro Game Pack
  • Robozarro
  • Solitaire TriPeaks Flowers
  • TroubleDays

Friday, July 10, 2020

  • Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2
  • Creepy Tale
  • Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise
  • Distraint 2
  • Gas Station: Highway Services
  • The Great Perhaps
  • Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town (EU)
  • void tRrLM(); //Void Terrarium (EU)

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New Xbox One releases (July 6-10, 2020)

Here are details of the new games coming to Xbox One between July 6 and 10, 2020.

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Here are details of the new games coming to Xbox One between July 6 and 10, 2020.

After a couple of fallow weeks, the Xbox One digital game store is back in business with an excellent lineup of new games.

Our first highlight is the keenly anticipated console release of CrossCode, the genre-blending RPG from Radical Fish Games. The game was a hit on its PC, winning plaudits for its story and careful mix of action RPG mechanics and Zelda-like adventuring. We expect it to pick up even more fans on console.

We’re just as excited to play Superliminal, the perspective-bending first-person puzzle game from Pillow Castle. We’re all familiar with Portal-esqe lab rat games, but Superliminal breaks out of the format with a compelling jaunt through a series of optical illusion-based conundrums.

Koji Igarashi also returns with Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2. It’s another sword-and-whip adventure that combines modern exploratory platforming antics with a classy 8-bit aesthetic.

Finally, F1 2020 is this year’s instalment in Codemasters’ peerless racing simulation series. A wealth of updates under the hood and on the road will likely keep it ahead of the competition. If you’re looking for something a little more straightforward (or slightly curved) check out NASCAR Heat 5.

Each new release can be purchased from the Xbox One digital games store or the Microsoft online store.

New Xbox One releases: July 6-10, 2020

Monday, July 6, 2020

  • No releases

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

  • NASCAR Heat 5
  • Lanternium
  • Superliminal

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

  • Robozarro

Thursday, July 9, 2020

  • CrossCode

Friday, July 10, 2020

  • Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2
  • Distraint 2
  • F1 2020
  • The Great Perhaps
  • Sisters Royale: Five Sisters Under Fire
  • Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris

If none of these titles get you excited, read about some of this week’s big Xbox One game discounts.


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