Persona 5 Strikers coming to the West, Doom Eternal on Nintendo Switch and more!
Persona 5 Strikers arrives in the West next year
Atlus has officially confirmed that Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers is coming to the west next year. Dubbed Persona 5 Strikers for the west the game is set 6 months after the events of the original Persona 5 with new strange occurrences happening all over Japan which cause the Phantom Thieves to make their return. The game is developed by Omega Force and plays just like a Dynasty Warriors game by Koei Tecmo with Hack and Slash gameplay instead of turn-based like Persona 5. Originally released in Japan in February 2020 the game is slated to come out on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch but the new trailer confirms that a Steam release will also be happening. The game is receiving both a digital deluxe edition as well as steel book edition. Currently, the steelbook is exclusive to Best Buy and only for Nintendo Switch, but that may change. The digital deluxe edition of the game will release four days earlier on February 19th and in game content such as the Persona Legacy background music and the All Out Attack Pack. All digital games at launch will receive digital bonus content like a digital soundtrack, digital art book and behind-the-scenes videos. Persona 5 Strikers releases in the west on February 23rd for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch with a worldwide PC release on the same date.
Doom Eternal makes the journey to Nintendo Switch on December 8th
After months of silence, Bethesda has officially given a release date for the Nintendo Switch port of Doom Eternal, and it’s really soon. Arriving on December 8th the game has Doom Slayer returning to earth trying to stop the invasion of Hell, the game was originally planned to launch alongside the current-gen versions of the game but the release date was pushed back to an unknown date a few months later. After the release of Eternal on other consoles, those who were hoping for news of the portable version of the game were instead greeted with silence, with the occasional mention of Bethesda stating the port was still planned to launch. The game is planned to be around 18 GB in size and will come with brand new Gyro controls, the Battlemode will be in the game on launch but the DLC for the game Ancient Gods Part 1 will be available to purchase at a later date. Doom Eternal releases on Nintendo Switch on December 8th, available now on other consoles.
Kratos from God of War arrives in Fortnite
Epic Games have announced that the popular Sony character Kratos from the God of War series is coming to Fortnite. While a Sony exclusive property, the character is available to purchase on every version of Fortnite, meaning players on Nintendo Switch and Xbox can purchase the Ghost of Sparta. He comes with a Mimir back bling with his Leviathan Axe and the Guardian Shield Glider. Those who complete a match on PlayStation 5 will be given an exclusive variant called Armored Kratos. Be sure to snag him while you can because Kratos is sure to be a limited-time character. Fortnite is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, next-gen versions of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S and X are also available.
Scott Pilgrim Vs The World: The Game Complete Edition returns on January 14
After almost 6 years of being delisted, Scott Pilgrim Vs The World: The Game is finally arriving next month on modern consoles. The game is a licensed title based on the cult classic film of the same name; the game was removed from digital storefronts back in 2014 with fans hoping for a return, and thankfully in September 2020 Ubisoft announced they will bring the game back. The game will include all previously available DLC in a complete edition with the creator of Scott Pilgrim Bryan Lee O’Malley even stating a physical release is possible and is working on it with Ubisoft but would be after the scheduled January 15th release date. Scott Pilgrim Vs the World: The Game Complete Edition releases on January 15th for Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia, and PC.
Grand Theft Auto Online’s Cayo Perico Heist arrives on December 15th
The big heist for Grand Theft Auto Online has been revealed to be arriving later this month and will bring a new area to explore in the Cayo Perico Heist. Players will plan their heist by bringing in a squad of friends or going in alone, not much is currently known about the Cayo Perico Heist but Rockstar has confirmed that they will be adding new radio stations and over 100 new songs to GTA Online and teasing a heavily armored Submarine which will also function as an HQ.
“It’s time to raise the stakes higher than ever before. You’ve broken a convicted spy out of Bolingbroke Penitentiary. You’ve saved the world from an egomaniacal tech billionaire. And you’ve beaten the odds to drain a casino of its cash. This time, you’re taking on an entire island.”
Grand Theft Auto Online is a part of GTA 5 which is available now on Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC with next-gen versions for Playstation 5 and Xbox Series S and X planned for release sometime in 2021.