The Cube-Daily News Update: 2/23/17
Today we’ve got a mixture of intriguing AAA game news, and the same for covered indies. Here are your essential stories for Thursday, February 23rd 2017.
Natalie Dormer will star in Mass Effect Andromeda:
In a new video uploaded to the Mass Effect channel, it’s been detailed that Game of Thrones actor Natalie Dormer will star in Mass Effect: Andromeda, and will be the first character you see in the game. Her role will be an Asari doctor who treats you after 600 years of cryosleep. Another Game of Thrones actor, Gethin Anthony, has also been set to star.
Snake Pass’s price has been revealed:
Sumo Digital has slowly been announcing new aspects of their action puzzle game Snake Pass with a series on their Youtube channel, and with their newest video, they’ve detailed the price. The game will be $20 when it launches on March 29th, Snake Pass is Sumo Digital’s first original game.
LEGO City Undercover’s re-release will support co-op:
LEGO City Undercover on WiiU was infamous for being one of the only LEGO games without co-op, but as it launches on Xbox One, Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC in early April, the game will be reversing this missing feature. WB has announced the arrival of a co-op feature in a press-release, along with a new trailer, which you can catch below.
Irrational Games is renaming itself to Ghost Story Games:
Coming off of a mass layoff and work on an independent focused title, Irrational Games has now been rebranded to Ghost Story Games, and houses a new logo. Along with the announcement is a new online community, but the studio’s been coy to say any reasons behind the change. Their upcoming game currently has no set release date, and has not been revealed.
Old Time Hockey has a release date, is coming to Nintendo Switch:
Sports title Old Time Hockey has a fresh release date of March 28th 2017 for Playstation 4 and PC, although a timeframe for the game’s Xbox One and Nintendo Switch versions have yet to be formally elaborated. The latter was just announced today, although it’s unaware if new game features will come to the hybrid console.