This is the GameSentral Rewind, a weekday recap of the top gaming headlines.
Turok & Turok 2 comes to Xbox One
The first two Turok games are now on Xbox One.
According to Major Nelson’s blog post, Turok and Turok 2: Seeds of Evil have gotten restored and enhanced visuals along with additional new features in their respective remasters done by Nightdive Studios. They’re priced at $19.99 each.
In Turok, originally released in 1997, has players assume the role of the titular time-traveling warrior as he tries to collect the eight pieces of the shattered Chronoscepter scattered across a savage world. You battle dinosaurs and try to stop the Campaigner’s evil crusade.
1998’s Turok 2 follows the warrior fighting prehistory raptors, evil flesh eaters, and trying to stop the evil Primagen from merging Earth with the nether world.
Nintendo Switch playtimes getting reset after one year
As the Nintendo Switch hits its first anniversary, some Switch owners have discovered that their unit was programmed to only keep track of your gameplay times for a year.
The issue can be fixed with a firmware update from Nintendo, though no update from Nintendo has been announced.
Ubisoft acquires Blue Mammoth Games
Ubisoft has acquired Blue Mammoth Games, a 21-person studio based in Atlanta responsible for free-to-play fighting game Brawlhalla.
“The team at Blue Mammoth Games is expert at developing and running scalable, competitive, multiplayer online games, and they’ll be a great addition to Ubisoft’s network of studios.”
Laurent Detoc, Ubisoft NCSA president
Ubisoft affirmed its commitment to Brawlhalla with the acquisition and promising to expand the game’s reach.
“We’re looking forward to leveraging Ubisoft’s expertise and resources to continue developing and supporting Brawlhalla for the long term, and to benefiting from their help in bringing the game to new players.”
Matthew Woomer & Lincoln Hamilton, Blue Mammoth Games founders
Bethesda E3 2018 press conference scheduled for June 10
Bethesda will return to E3 this year, with its press conference scheduled for June 10 at 9:30pm ET (6:30pm PT, 2:30am GMT June 11).
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy for Switch coming west
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy, a compilation of the first three Ultimate Ninja Storm games, will be released for the Nintendo Switch on Apr. 26 in Europe. No release date has been announced for North America.
The trilogy will only be available digitally, and includes “many of the DLCs released for the original games.” It previously launched for Xbox One, PS4, and PC in August.