Australian Gaming News Digest for 13 November 2017

Matt Sayer 13 November 2017 NEWS


All the day's biggest news in one easily-digestible roundup.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are bringing the cowabunga to Injustice 2

Warner Bros. has revealed the next helping of DLC characters coming to the superhero fighting game Injustice 2, and fans of '90s cartoons are in for quite a treat. Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo and Donatello – better known as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – are lending their martial arts skills to the game, functioning as a single fighter rather than four individual ones.

Bundled into Injustice's third and final Fighter Pack, the shelled superheroes will be joined by DC Comics mainstays The Atom and Enchantress. The Atom will be the first hero to join the roster on 13 December, with Enchantress dropping in January 2018 and the pizza-loving turtles coming in February. The recently-revealed PC version of Injustice 2 isn't far off, either, with the game releasing on Steam on 15 November.

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Capcom is bringing Ace Attorney to the Nintendo Switch

Thanks to the Nintendo Switch's seemingly universal popularity, plenty of big-name publishers are throwing their hats back into Nintendo's ring after steering clear of the company's previous system, the Wii U. Latest in the line of AAA studios to double down on the house of Mario is Capcom, with COO Haruhiro Tsujiro revealing in a recent interview that the studio has a number of games in the pipeline for the Nintendo Switch, including a new Ace Attorney title.

While the games are still a way off, with a planned release window of April next year, it's good news for fans of series like Street Fighter, Mega Man and Resident Evil, since this paves the way for both old and new games in those franchises to come to Nintendo's hybrid console in the near future.

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Nintendo is planning on rolling out 25 million - 30 million Switch consoles over the next year

In the wake of stock shortages at launch, Nintendo is aiming to produce between 25 million and 30 million new Nintendo Switch consoles in 2018. Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, sources within Nintendo have revealed that from the start of the next financial year in April 2018, Nintendo will increase its manufacturing schedule to meet the incredible demand the system has seen across the world. Given how poorly the company has handled consumer interest in both the NES Classic and the SNES Classic, it's encouraging to see Nintendo take a more proactive approach this time around.

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A whole bunch of new content is on its way to Star Wars Battlefront II

Ahead of the game's release this Saturday 18 November, EA has revealed a wealth of both free and paid content coming to its sci-fi multiplayer shooter Star Wars Battlefront II. Beginning on 14 December, the ex-Stormtrooper Finn and the fan-favourite Captain Phasma will be lending their blasters to the Resistance and the First Order factions respectively. Both characters will be available for purchase through in-game credits, meaning you won't need to drop any real-world cash to step into their boots.

That same day will also see new goodies inspired by the upcoming movie The Last Jedi, with Crait added as a playable map. A new Starfighter Assault map set above D'Qar will join the roster, too, along with RZ-2 ship of Tallie Lintra, the A-Wing leader who'll play a prominent role in The Last Jedi.

Rounding out the massive 14 December content drop will be a collection of new story missions for the game's single-player campaign. These new missions will chronicle protagonist Commander Iden Versio's role in the early days of the First Order.

A number of multiplayer events will also take place throughout December, all of which you can view on the Star Wars Battlefront II website.

Snipperclips slices again with its first DLC

The adorable Nintendo Switch puzzle game Snipperclips has taken scissors to paper and cut out a bunch of brand new content for the game's re-release as Snipperclips Plus, an upgraded version of the original title available for the first time in physical form as well as digital. Packing 40 new levels, including ones based on comic books and children's toy boxes, Snipperclips Plus also introduces three new side activities alongside the main puzzle levels plus a new stamp mode where you use characters and objects from the game to create your own art.

For those who never cut loose with the original Snipperclips, Snipperclips Plus contains everything from the base game plus the aforementioned new DLC. Alternatively, if you've already got Snipperclips, you can buy just the new content on its own from the Nintendo eShop. There's also a demo for the game up on the eShop if you'd prefer to try before you buy.

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