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Be the boss and kill all the heroes in Nefarious

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Big Boss Man


Maybe the most traditional video game trope is "You are the hero, you have to thwart evil." It's a well-tread angle, and one that's still plenty popular. Nefarious flips all that on its head.

In Nefarious, you are the bad guy and you're the one who's out to kidnap the princesses. Then when the hero comes to save the day, you're the guy in the giant robot suit who seems invincible. This story seems like it'll have a different ending than what we're used to. The past is told by those who win, my darling.

This isn't the first time we've heard of Nefarious. Steven wrote about it in 2014 when it was in the middle off an eventually-successful Kickstarter campaign. The reason it's back in our sites is because it's releasing soon. Nefarious launches January 23 on Steam. We're keeping an eye on Nefarious and its reverse boss fights.

 
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Nicalis is making some Switch ports, but seems shy about it

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Deleted tweet showed three Switch titles


Nicalis is best known for their work on 2D sprite based titles on the 3DS and Wii U, and it looks like they'll be working with Nintendo, porting some of their previous work to the Switch. The company may have revealed more than intended when it tweeted a picture of the Switch's user interface earlier today though, as the tweet was quickly made private.

Fortunately, community member Kaleido Ruby caught a screenshot of the tweet before it was pulled. You can see icons for Nicalis' Cave Story and Aban Hawkins and the 1001 Spikes in addition to the nown port of Binding of Isaac. But the icon on the far right may be the reason the whole thing was deleted.

Community member ScionVyse believes that this rightmost icon could be a port of Hydra Castle Labyrinth, a Japanese indie title that first released in 2011. The icon seems to match the game's logo, seen below. Since Hydra Castle Labyrinth and the other two Nicalis games hadn't been officially announced for the Switch yet, there's a good chance they're the reason the tweet was pulled. 

Nicalis [Twitter]

 
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There's going to be an Injustice 2 beta, sign up for it now

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Throw the first punch


Fighting crime and fighting crime fighters -- that's pretty much what Injustice 2 boils down to. The DC Comics fighter bursts into the room on May 16, but you have the opportunity to engage in fisticuffs before then.

Today, a registration page went up for an Injustice 2 beta. It'll take place on both PS4 and Xbox One. There's no mention of how many people will be given access, when it takes place, or how long it'll run. All we know is that it'll eventually happen and you can throw your name in the hat right now.

We've already had a chance to brawl when Zack and I squared off in Injustice 2 at E3. It was a lot of silly mis-maneuvering, the kind that happens when you have 15 minutes to act like you can learn the nuances of a fighting game. Then we settled on watching each stage's scene transitions. I can't be sure who won, but, let's face it, there's absolutely no way I lost. 

Online Beta Registration [Injustice]

 
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If looks could kill: Hitman's getting HDR support on all platforms

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Leave a good-looking corpse


Hitman came out of nowhere to be one of the best games of 2016. A good assassin will always surprise you. Agent 47 has no problem impressing with his skill, but he's soon upping his style.

Developer IO Interactive announced today that Hitman will support HDR come January 31. That upgrade is coming to all of Hitman's platforms that are capable of HDR output: PC, PS4, PS4 Pro, and Xbox One S. The date is timed to the retail release of the physical edition.

Hitman, an already good game, will be just a bit better for people with capable monitors. That sheen is always appreciated, especially since the technology is in its relative infancy. But, it's extra appreciated here because Hitman is the type of experience people find themselves spending a lot of time with. Everyone likes something that's easy on the eyes.

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Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 hits Xbox One and PC on March 7

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Look for physical PS4 and Xbox One copies on the same day


Did any of you end up buying the PlayStation 4 re-release of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3? Excitement from the Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite announcement had me considering it, but in the end I came to my senses once I remembered how very bad I am at these games. I'll stick to watching the pros.

Next up, Capcom is bringing the fighter to Xbox One and PC on March 7, 2017 with a $25 digital release. We already knew the month, so that's not exactly surprising, but this is: there's also going to be a physical PS4 and Xbox One release of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 on the same day.

Priced at $30, these physical editions will see a "limited release" at GameStop and EB Games, and they'll include an exclusive 10-page comic with original art from Marvel's Sean Chen and Gerardo Sandoval. I feel bad for folks who jumped on the digital version not knowing this would happen.

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 Physical Version Coming March 7th! [Capcom-Unity]

 
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