EAG Nov 28- December 4 News Highlight

With the recently announced release date and price of the Nintendo Switch, we see accessories arise, and anticipation for new games. We also see more deals from Xbox, some incredible crowd source games, and an insane amount of amazing new AAA game titles released. The quality of highlights this week are incredible, and you NEED to read on so you don't miss out for yourself.

Console News

Accessories are already being sold for the Nintendo Switch, namely USB Type C Cables.

Xbox has yet ANOTHER offer for new buyers of their latest One S release. New purchases will also come with an extra wireless Xbox One controller. This sale will only last from Dec. 4th - 10th so don't miss out if you have yet to get the new Xbox One S.

Crowd Source News

Shattered - Tale of the Forgotten King (Kickstarter)

This is one of those games you come across on Kickstarter that you can't help but pay attention to. Approved by the Square Enix Collective, Shattered screams promise. With even more critical acclaim from the likes of Steam, IGN, and Unreal Engine, I found myself thinking how much I wanted to play the game before I even really read into it. And then, once I did read more, the anticipation only got more intense. This game looks killer. Shattered - Tale of the Forgotten King is developed by Redlock Studios and features a stylized 3D/2D hybrid platformer based environment. Not only is the game absolutely beautiful, but the story is encapsulating. The kingdom of Hypnos is left in disarray after the disappearance of the king. It is up to you to play as The Wanderer and to enter the quest for truth and to find out the answers behind all of the questions you, as the player, may have. The game is eerie, dark, and wonderful.There are several different types of characters in the game with different traits that distinguish them from one another. This is where the game gets too complicated to sum up in a paragraph, so we REALLY encourage you to go check it out for yourself. Other than the game Lost Ember, Shattered -Tale of the Forgotten King has us over at EAG more excited than any other crowdsource game thus far. By the time you read this article the project may have already ended. But DON'T FRET, with less than a day left in the campaign at the time of writing this article, the game has raised enough money to complete the campaign! That being said, expect future coverage from us here in the near future surrounding this game.

Indivisible (Indiegogo)

Like the previous game, Invisible will be done with it's campaign by the time you are reading this article! But, here at EAG we still think it is noteworthy this week for a couple of reasons. Indivisible is developed by the creators of the game Skullgirls and features a side scrolling RPG gameplay environment. The game is built around Southeast Asian mythology and allows the player to utilize the unique ability of the main character, Anja, to summon "incarnations" of other individuals she has absorbed. She uses this ability to fight off the local warlords that attacked her town, and she continues to grow in strength as you progress in the game, granting her new weapons and abilities. The campaign has been so successful that by the end of it, Indivisible is the highest funded game on the Indiegogo website...ever. With just under $2,000,000, the game has been a HUGE success. But don't feel like you completely missed out if you hadn't made it to this campaign before its glorious end, the game has been so successful, the developers are using Indiegogo's inDemand feature, so you can STILL purchase the game and support the franchise even after the end of the campaign! Not only that, but the developers are letting you download a prototype of the game FOR FREE. So you can head over to the campaign page now and play the game before it even releases. So head over to the page now and feast your eyes on the best crowdsource gaming has to offer!

Game Release/Updates

Xbox releases an insane amount of games this week ranging from the much anticipated Final Fantasy XV to the much more arcade style game Furi.

After great success on the PC, Stardew Valley is announced to come to Xbox December 10th.

Forbes covered what they think are they top 13 Video Game trailers at the Play Station Experience 2016 Event.

Misc. News

The 2016 Game Wards came and went, but here are the list of winners from this year's award ceremony, and let's be honest, we knew Overwatch would win the game of the year.

Best Mobile / Best Family Game: Pokemon Go
Best Fighting Game: Street Fighter 5
Best VR Game: Rez Infinite
Most Anticipated Game: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Industry Icon: Hideo Koijma
Best Art Direction: Inside
Best Independent Game: Inside
Best Action Game: Doom
Games for Impact: That Dragon, Cancer
Fan’s Choice: League of Legends
Trending Gamer: boogie2988
Best RPG: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine
Best Strategy Game: Civilization 6
Best eSports Team: Cloud9
Best Music and Sound Design: Doom
Best Performance: Nolan North (Uncharted 4)
Best eSports Player: Marcelo “coldzera” David
Best Sports/Racing Game: Forza Horizon 3
Best Narrative: Uncharted 4
Best Game Direction: Blizzard (Overwatch)
Best Multiplayer: Overwatch
Best eSports Game: Overwatch
Best Action/Adventure Game: Dishonored 2
Game of the Year: Overwatch

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By Phillip Prado

Phillip Prado
Phillip Prado is an avid follower of all things tech, culture, and art. He studied culture and communications throughout college and has been a writer the majority of his life. Tie that in with his lifelong love for video games and here we are. "I genuinely just love being a part of something creative. Indie game journalism allows for that in a way I have not been able to find anywhere else. Not only do we, as writers, get to create, but we get to surround ourselves with something inpecably inspiring."
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