In light of Notre Dame Fire, Ubisoft is Giving Away Assassin’s Creed Unity to Encourage Donations

As most of you have heard by now, the historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France was victim to a devastating fire on Monday. Most of the damage was on the roof, but the damage done to the cathedral left most of the world in shock. Many people including billionaires have donated money to help restore Notre Dame to its former glory, and game developer/publisher Ubisoft is doing their part.

From now until next week, you can get Assassin’s Creed Unity on PC for free. Although Ubisoft will be donating €500,000 to aid the restoration, they want to encourage others to help donate by giving away Unity for free with no catch. Since the game is set during the French Revolution, players will be able to explore the Notre Dame Cathedral in-game.

Source: Polygon

Mortal Kombat 11 Switch Gameplay Revealed

Mortal Kombat 11 is releasing in just over a week, so it’s about time we see some gameplay for the Nintendo Switch version. While it was playable at PAX East, the press and attendees were not allowed to record or capture any gameplay footage of the Switch version. Fortunately, we got just that today through the Mortal Kombat YouTube channel.

As demonstrated by the trailer, the game’s resolution is not as high and there aren’t nearly as many particles in the environments or even blood. However, it’s not like you’ll care that much when you’re too busy ripping the spines out of your opponents in portable or docked mode! Though the video doesn’t have a 60fps viewing option, PAX East attendees have stated that the framerate of the game is pretty smooth, which is all we can ask for in this Switch port of Mortal Kombat 11.

The game launches on April 23 for Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

VR Support coming to Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey

Nintendo recently announced that the Switch would be receiving new Labo Kits in the form of Labo VR, allowing you to use your Switch has a cardboard VR headset. However, they revealed on Twitter yesterday that two of the Switch’s biggest titles would have VR functionality. These games being Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

In Super Mario Odyssey, there will be three new mini-levels with trials to complete in VR, whereas in Breath of the Wild, you can play the entirety of the game through the headset. These free updates will launch on April 25 with the VR Kit. It will be very interesting to see how well Nintendo pulls this off, especially because there doesn’t seem to be a way to strap on the VR headsets. All will be revealed this month.

Cuphead Coming to Nintendo Switch Next Month

After being on the Xbox One and PC since September 2017, the hand-drawn indie darling Cuphead will make its way to the Nintendo Switch on April 18. This is a bold move, as the game has only been available on Microsoft platforms and MacOS. The Switch version will also support Xbox Live features.

You play as Cuphead, and a second player can join in as Mugman, as you fight your way through beautiful hand-drawn levels taking on the toughest enemies and bosses. In case you haven’t heard, this game is hard. Like, REALLY hard.

The Cuphead announcement came at the beginning of the Nindies Showcase held last week, and you can watch the full thing here.

Cadence of Hyrule Brings Zelda into the Indie Game World

Nintendo held a Nindies Showcase last week to reveal a selection of indie titles coming to the Switch, including the surprise reveal of Cuphead. However, what came as even more of a shock was a new game from the developers of Crypt of the Necrodancer. Needless to say, it is not your ordinary sequel.

Cadance of Hyrule – Crypt of the Necrodancer ft. The Legend of Zelda is a continuation of the rhythm-based action game, but this time set in Hyrule in The Legend of Zelda universe with Link and Zelda as playable characters. Players will be traversing Hyrule, its dungeons, and battling enemies and bosses to the beat of remixed Zelda music. To see Nintendo lending one of their most valuable IPs to indie developer Brace Yourself Games is nothing short of unexpected.

We are excited to play Cadance of Hyrule – Crypt of the Necrodancer ft. The Legend of Zelda when it releases this Spring on the Nintendo Switch!

VR is Coming to Nintendo Switch via Labo

After a series of patents came out suggesting that Nintendo would want to go the VR route with the Switch, today it was confirmed that they would be doing just that with Labo VR Toy-Con Kit 4. Google has already proved that they can make your mobile device a VR headset with Google Cardboard, so why couldn’t Nintendo with the Switch and Labo?

This Toy-Con Kit will come in three different sets: the Starter Set with the Blaster for $39.99, the first expansion set with the Toy-Con Elephant and Camera, and a second expansion with the Bird and Wind Pedal. If you want all of these at once, you can buy the entire set for $79.99.

The VR Kits will be releasing on April 12. You can pre-order and find out more on the Nintendo Labo Website.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood Expansion arriving this Summer

Wolfenstein: Youngblood, the sequel expansion to 2017’s Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, received a new trailer today as well as a release date for July 26.

Set in an alternate 1980s Paris where the Nazis still occupy that area, you play as B.J. Blazkowicz’s twin daughters Jessica and Sophia in this high-octane co-op shooter. The expansion will come in two forms: the Deluxe version ($39.99) and the basic version ($29.99). The Deluxe Edition will come with a Buddy Pass you can give to a friend so they can play the game with you.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood will release on July 26 for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.