Nintendo has a Zelda-themed OLED Switch coming, three recommendations on Apple Arcade, and the latest PS VR2 games we’ve played.
Tears of the Kingdom Edition Nintendo Switch announced
A lovely Nintendo Switch OLED with colours and designs from The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is being released on April 28, in advance of the game’s release on May 12.
The console, a dock that puts the display onto a television, and the Joy-Con controllers are priced at $470.
Also available is a Pro Controller ($100) and a carrying case ($33) which will be available on May 12 when the game launches.
The console and accessories are available for preorder now.
Clue, Osmos, and Human Fall Flat among new games on Apple Arcade
Apple Arcade, the subscription service providing ad- and micro-transaction-free games for your iPhones, iPads, and Apple TV boxes, adds new games to the library every month.
Among the recent additions is Clue: The Class Mystery Game+, which puts the classic board game onto your phone and lets you play against AI or with friends.
Another game I’ve enjoyed is Osmos+, which comes from Hemisphere Games, a studio run out of Nelson, B.C. by Eddy Boxerman and a host of talented helpers.
The objective is to grow a bubble by absorbing smaller bubbles in the arena. But you must be careful about how you move around, because the faster you move, the more size you lose. And larger bubbles will consume you if they touch you.
Human Fall Flat is a physics-based platformer that we’ve enjoyed on console, and the whacky fun that comes from the rag doll bodies moving through the world will translate nicely to iPhones and iPads.
PS VR2 games we played this week
Kayak VR: Mirage is less interesting than I’d hoped. It’s a kayak simulator, which might be more fun to people who don’t have ready access to real kayaking like we do.
Startenders: Intergalactic Bartending was more interesting than I expected. It’s exactly what it promises. You have to make drinks for aliens at a bar. Don’t forget the garnish!
The two games in the Moss series are among the best VR games available.
In Moss you are introduced to Quill, the young mouse you guide and control through a world of puzzles and challenges.
In Moss: Book II, there’s a bigger world for Quill to explore, and more ways for you to help her move through that world.
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