Written By: Steve Vegvari
This is your daily video game news recap for Monday, March 5th.
Every Monday-Friday we give you a rundown of all the noteworthy industry news.
Whether you can believe it or not, this weekend was the one year anniversary of the Nintendo Switch console. On March 3rd 2017, the world was introduced to the console/ handheld hybrid.
In those short 12 months Nintendo launched 17 exclusive games on the platform. Nintendo also saw the Switch outsell the WiiU’s lifetime sales of 13.6 units. Players have been stunned by grandeur titles like Zelda: Breath of The Wild and Mario Odyssey. Suffice to say, Nintendo has had a great first year with the Switch.
Shinya Takahashi celebrated the event with a video.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) March 3, 2018
Ubisoft has partnered with Amazon Prime to produce and release a live action short to Far Cry 5. Releasing today, Inside Eden’s Gate looks to introduce audiences to the setting and antagonists of the open world action game.
Based on the trailer, a group of vloggers do deep into the country side and into the fictitious surroundings of Hope County. Along the way, the group stumbleupon Joseph Seed, the leader of a totalitarian cult.
Far Cry 5 is set to release on March 27th on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
Last year, audiences were treated to Bethesdaland. It was the publisher’s quirky roadmap of announcements to come at their E3 conference. This year, Bethesda has gone with “Create Something Special”.
The arts and crafts display consists of cutout characters from the Bethesda library. They are all gathered around a Los Angeles landscape with a save the date of June 10th. As fireworks begin to light the sky, Bethesda closes out with the timeslot of 6:30 PST. Currently, only speculations can be made on what Bethesda will reveal.
Steve is based in Toronto, Ontario. His enthusiasm and adoration of the video game industry go back to the days of SNES. Find him on Twitter and join in on the escapades.