January 16, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

With nearly 6 million units sold, Nintendo Switch consoles accounted for 87% of all console sales in Japan in 2020. According to Famitsu/KADOKAWA data (via GamesIndustry.biz), the normal Nintendo Switch sold 3.9 million units, while the Switch Lite sold over 2 million. There were 6.85 million consoles sold in Japan in 2020, and PS4 came in second place with around 543,000 units. PS5 sold over 255,000 units. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/11/24/the-best-nintendo-switch-games-fall-2020-update”] Japan’s game market brought in over $3.5 billion, which is up 12.5% year-over-year. Console hardware sales and boxed game sales saw increases year-over-year of 16.4% and 9%, respectively. Nintendo also accounted…

January 16, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Hitman 3 – Cloud Version for Nintendo Switch will be released on January 20, 2021 – the same day as PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia. Announced on Twitter by IO Interactive, Hitman 3 – Cloud Version is the exact same version as the other platforms, but is a cloud-based version that requires a persistent internet connection to play. Hitman 3 – Cloud Version was revealed at the Nintendo Direct Mini in October 2020 and follows Control’s Cloud Version that was released following that same Nintendo Direct Mini. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/10/28/hitman-3-nintendo-switch-announcement”] Ahead of its release, we…

January 16, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Adam Badowski, the studio head of CD Projekt Red, has responded to a recent report regarding Cyberpunk 2077’s alleged fake E3 demo and development issues. Badowski took to Twitter to respond to certain points of a report by Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier about Cyberpunk 2077, and first addressed the claim that the E3 demo was “entirely fake.” “It’s hard for a trade show game demo not to be a test of vision or vertical slice two years before the game ships, but that doesn’t mean it’s fake,” Badowski wrote. “Compare the demo with the game. Look at the Dumdum scene or…

January 16, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Hitman 3 is set to release for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Stadia, PC, and Nintendo Switch on January 20. You can preorder most versions of the game right now (see it at Amazon). We have full details about what comes in each edition, where it’s available, and how much it costs below. Hitman 3 is the conclusion to the World of Assassination trilogy, and it sounds like developer IO Interactive is going all out for the finale. You’ll get a whole new set of sandbox-style locations for you to carry out assassinations in any way you see…

January 16, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Cyberpunk 2077 was 2020’s hottest game, and it was shaping up to be a good enough launch when reviews for the PC version began trickling out a few days before its December 12 release date. But once players got their hands on Cyberpunk 2077, especially the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions, excitement turned into frustration as players encountered bugs, glitches, and more. In a report from Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier, developers at CD Projekt Red knew the game was not ready for launch in 2020. According to one developer, “they expected the game to be ready in 2022,” based on…

January 15, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

John Wick creator and writer, Derek Kolstad, is set to write and develop a pitch for a live-action Dungeons & Dragons series. This news comes by way of The Hollywood Reporter that states Kolstad is penning the series for Paramount and Hasbro’s entertainment studio, eOne, which is the same studio developing a Dungeons & Dragons movie starring Chris Pine. Kolstad’s series isn’t the only series in the works as eONe is already working with and looking for more writers to pen multiple projects set in the Dungeons & Dragons universe, according to the report. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=whats-in-beadle-grimms-legendary-edition-of-curse-of-strahd&captions=true”] No plot details were…

January 15, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

HBO’s The Last of Us Series officially has a new director. The Oscar-nominated Beanpole director Kantemir Balagov will direct the adaptation of Naughty Dog’s hit post-apocalyptic adventure game, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Beanpole, a drama focused on two women in post-WWII Leningrad, was selected as Russia’s entry for Best International Feature Film for the 92nd Academy Awards in 2019, but ultimately lost to South Korea’s Parasite. Beanpole earned Balagov the Cannes Film Festival’s best director award in 2019. Balagov also directed 2017’s drama Closeness, a drama centering on a kidnapping of a young couple and the subsequent ransoming. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/02/14/tom-holland-says-uncharted-has-a-solution-to-the-video-game-movie-problem”]…