Nintendo’s 2020 first-party game slate is currently looking very bare but there are some games we know are confirmed for release this year and beyond. Here’s everything we know so far.
Welcome to Ask Kotaku, the new weekly feature in which Kotaku’s rank and file weigh in on the burning questions of our time. Each query is a crucible on which nerds and giants clash, monumental contests of wit, that…well, OK. This is just another excuse to talk vidya games. You…
A couple months ago, rumours started to swirl about an upcoming Lenovo gaming phone with a funky side-mounted pop-up cam, and now based on a listing on JD.com, it seems those rumours were true.
Untitled Goose Game is coming back to the Switch and PS4 later this year in a boxed version called the Lovely Edition.
One of the weirdest (and worst!) things about the NBA 2K series is how the whole experience is built around the idea of a “neighbourhood” of stores, most of them heavily branded in-game advertisements. It’s not how the real world looks or works! But then, the NBA in 2020 isn’t…
The U.S. Army and Navy might have different express purposes and a football rivalry, but they’re united in their shared passion for avoiding talk of war crimes. Soon after the Army took flak for banning viewers who asked about war crimes from its Twitch channel, the Navy is employing a…
EA’s latest hockey game, NHL 21, won’t be out until October this year, and it’s not going to have a special version for the PS5 or Xbox Series X consoles, the publisher announced in an update its website today.
The best-looking game in today’s Nintendo Direct Mini might have been the action-platformer-farming (!) game Sakuna: Of Rice And Ruin, but you wouldn’t have seen it if you were watching the North American version of the Direct. It wasn’t in there. In Japan, though, it kicked off the presentation. It’s…
It’s been a long time since we got a look at Shin Megami Tensei V, but in today’s Nintendo Mini Direct series publisher Atlus confirmed the game is still on its way and due out sometime in 2021.
This weekend, I stayed up far too late playing Ghost of Tsushima. I’m having a blast and think it’s good fun. But as a Japanese sake nerd, there were several things I quickly noticed.
Roberto Gatto is an artist from Italy working in the games business.
Nine years after it first popped up in the background of the game’s main menu screen, some Minecraft players think they’ve finally found the exact same world in the game itself.
Bloodborne is a dark and difficult action RPG set in a highly detailed 3D world. Yarntown, a free indie game released yesterday, takes part of that world and reimagines it as a top-down, colourful, Zelda-inspired adventure.
Dog fighting sucks. Not a controversial opinion, but one that always enters my mind when I see or think about Pokémon. While I understand all the reasons why folks claim it’s different, it still feels too much like that terrible “sport.” Ooblets, out now in early access, fixes this major…
Great Pretender, the new con-artist anime from Wit Studio (Attack on Titan, Vinland Saga), just ended the first half of its freshman season in Japan. Pretender’s comedy comes together not unlike the machinations of the elite scammers it follows, making for one of the most exciting anime of the summer.
Next month’s Madden NFL 21 is being altered at the last minute to remove mentions of the Washington Redskins team name and logo imagery, a rep for publisher Electronic Arts has told Kotaku.
You’ve surely heard about Ghost of Tsushima’s overwhelming large open-world. But Sucker Punch’s action-adventure game is also overwhelming in a different way: In the first few hours, you’re given access to a mind-boggling number of skills to unlock and gear to upgrade. It’s enough to make a new player’s head…
In the Ultraman series Ultraseven, there is an elite defence force known as Ultra Garrison. Japanese clothing brand Takeo Kikuchi is selling a suit modelled after the group’s uniform.
After seven months without a significant update, Red Dead Online players have decided to send in the clowns. The hope among many is that dressing up as clowns will get Rockstar’s attention and encourage the developer to bring a new update to the game a little faster. Plus, it’s something…
Guillaume Tiberghien is an artist based in Canada who has worked on stuff like Assassin’s Creed, Fortnite, Far Cry, Rainbow Six, Splinter Cell, Thief and Deus Ex.
Sometimes, there’s no better weekend adventure than a journey into the unknown. Or, at least, the extreme weird.
Practically everyone who owned a Sega Genesis back in the day had a copy of the original Sonic the Hedgehog somewhere in the house. But not all Sonics were created equal. There are three nearly-identical versions of Sonic’s first outing, but two of them are actually pretty hard to find.
I’m a huge fan of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, but I hadn’t played all the way through its direct sequel on the Nintendo 3DS, A Link Between Worlds, until recently. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I like it more than the original.
No Man’s Sky is generally a pretty chill experience, but that’s about to change with the next major update. Desolation, available today, allows players to plumb the depths of the mysterious, derelict freighters that have dotted star systems since April’s exo-mech update.
If you’re looking to maximise your health in Ghost of Tsushima, you’ll need to visit key locations and work on your available gear. Here’s how to level up in the game.
If you’ve been waiting a while to pick up a Nintendo Switch, now might be the right time. Amazon is currently selling the Nintendo Switch Lite for $294, which will save you $35.95 off the RRP. This deal is available for the yellow, grey and turquoise skins. (Sorry to anyone…
Ghost of Tsushima doesn’t come out until tomorrow, but if you can grab the game a day early, why not? A user has posted a physical receipt of their Ghost of Tsushima copy online, picking up the game for $79. It’s not the cheapest price available in Australia, but it does come with…
Theme parks enthusiasts are found the world over — and I count myself among them. But being an Aussie theme park lover is difficult because there are so few out there. That’s why it was so interesting to chat with the all-Aussie team behind YouTube Channel ReviewTyme about the fascinating history and lore of these parks.
Chris Ables is an artist based in LA who has worked in everything from film to advertising to TV to websites.
Paper Mario: The Origami King releases on Friday, July 17. Here’s the best prices you can get for the game.
There is a tower in Ubisoft’s new battle royale Hyper Scape. Most people are very bad at climbing the tower. Let me tell you how to reach the top of the tower.
Stan Sakai’s legendary rabbit ronin is finally getting an animated series of his own after decades and decades of comic book adventures across Edo Japan. But the new series seems like it’ll contain a few interesting twists.
Death Stranding‘s recent PC release has finally answered one of the most burning questions about the game’s post-apocalyptic world: Does protagonist Sam Porter Bridges have a penis? The answer is no, and that’s probably for the best.