The Cube-Daily News Update: 7/11/17

The Nintendo Switch, Ubisoft, and indies are common themes today. Here are your essential stories for Tuesday, July 11th 2017.

The Escapists 2 has an official release date, is coming to Switch:

The Escapists 2, sequel to hit strategy game The Escapists, has been given a release date of August 22nd by publisher Team 17 and developer Mouldy Toof Studios. However, this only covers the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC versions of the game, as the Nintendo Switch’s launch is more vague. The game will retail at $20, watch a trailer for more below.

Troll and I now has a Nintendo Switch release date:

Troll and I wasn’t exactly a critical darling, but nevertheless, publisher Maximum Games and developer Spiral House are bringing the action adventure title to the Nintendo Switch, and it now has a release date of August 15th. In addition to this news, the game is receiving an extensive patch that adds new features, this will be available on Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC and will later be included with the Switch release of the game. Troll and I will retail for $30. Watch a trailer for the announcement below.

The Creative Director of For Honor, Jason VandenBerghe, is leaving Ubisoft:

Jason VanderBerghe recently gained attention for being the lead creative mind behind sword-fighting game For Honor, but now he’s taking his talents elsewhere. GamesIndustry.biz is reporting that he is now set to join ArenaNet, who are known for their work on the Guild Wars franchise. VanderBerghe had been working at Ubisoft for nearly a decade, and recently launched For Honor on February 14th.

Rainbow Six Siege is adding a lootbox feature:

Titled update 2.1.1, bug fixes, balance changes, and most importantly the addition of loot boxes are being added to Rainbow Six Siege this week. However, it will be placed on each platform the game supports at a time, as Ubisoft wants the system to be stable. Users will also receive one free loot box once they’ve activated the system. Rainbow Six Siege last launched in early December 2015.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD is being delisted by the end of this week:

Your refueled nostalgia may be dissipating soon. PC Gamer is reporting that Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD is being delisted off of Steam on Monday, July 17th, although specific reasons have not been provided. The game is also on a sale that cuts its price by $7 (now costing $2), and its also available on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.