During the recent Nindies Showcase, we were shocked and delighted to learn there's a new Zelda crossover game on the way. Unlike Hyrule Warriors, the latest Zelda crossover wasn't made with another AAA developer, but an indie team instead. Nintendo is teaming up with Crypt of the NecroDancer developer Brace Yourself Games to make Cadence of Hyrule. Will this open the door to more Nintendo/indie collaborations in the future?

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We're less than two months away now from the theatrical release of Detective Pikachu, and the hype is strong! Despite the fact that fan-favorite Danny DeVito didn't land the titular role, most audiences are thrilled that the prospect of Ryan Reynolds as a talking Pikachu. Reynolds himself has just released another new trailer titled "No Clue" that shows off new footage and packs a few laughs in along the way.

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Earlier in the month, Nintendo officially unveiled a Nintendo Labo VR Kit set to release in April. Surprisingly, the reveal did not include any footage of the virtual reality experiences included in the package, and fans were left to fill in the blanks with their imagination. Fortunately, Nintendo decided not to leave us in the dark for long. A select group of journalists recently went hands-on with Labo VR, and now Nintendo has released a 7-minute long trailer showing off its various games.

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StudioMDHR's beloved Cuphead is headed to Nintendo Switch, and sometime after launch, it will be receiving an update that makes it compatible with Xbox Live. We've heard rumors of a much bigger partnership between Microsoft and Nintendo, but thus far Microsoft has yet to confirm plans for services like Game Pass and Project xCloud. However, they did confirm plans to expand the Xbox Live presence on Switch.

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Epic Games recently launched their own digital storefront to compete with the likes of Steam, and they're offering deals for developers and players alike. Developers get to keep 88% of profits generated on the Epic Games Store (a much bigger piece of the pie than Steam allows), and players get regularly scheduled free games. Last month Axiom Verge was free to download, and now it's been swapped out for another indie.

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For the past month or so we've been hearing rumors that Cuphead is coming to Nintendo Switch, and Nintendo finally confirmed this during the recent Nindies Showcase. This beautiful, hand-drawn, run-and-gun platformer hits Nintendo's hybrid platform next month, and it's even getting Xbox Live support in a post-launch patch. With Cuphead and Mugman coming to a Nintendo platform, could this open the door to a Super Smash Bros. appearance?

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"I am not a gamer" probably wasn't the best choice of words for Google CEO Sundar Pichai to open the company's tell-all presentation at the 2019 Game Developers' Conference yesterday. Nonetheless, there might not be words any more fitting to illustrate the mega-corporation's foray into gaming with the reveal of their new gaming platform, dubbed "Stadia." Unlike the big three with Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony, this aspiring fourth player is forgoing the traditional route of home consoles and intends to upend the gaming industry as we know it with an exclusively digital, streaming-based service. "The Future of Gaming" is not a claim to make lightly, so let's take a closer look into Google Stadia and what it means to accomplish after the jump.

Recently, we reported on a leak suggesting Microsoft plans to bring Xbox Live to Nintendo Switch and mobile devices. A month later, Microsoft officially announced Xbox Live for Android and iOS, but they were silent on the Switch front. That changed today. Following the Nindies Showcase reveal of Cuphead for Nintendo Switch, Microsoft confirmed it will (eventually) include Xbox Live support.

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Millions of fans are excited about the new trailer for Stranger Things season 3, but that's not all the Hawkins goodness we're getting. Back during The Game Awards 2018, we learned that the Duffer Brothers are working with BonusXP to create a video game adaptation of the third season. A new trailer dropped during today's Nindies Showcase and revealed a release date of July 4th, the same date as the show's return.

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Back in 2017, indie developer Inti Creates crafted a remake of the classic NES game Blaster Master and launched it on Nintendo 3DS and Switch as Blaster Master Zero. The remake was a big success on eShop, and Inti Creates has been working on a sequel ever since. During today's Nindies Direct, Blaster Master Zero 2 was revealed, and on top of that, it's already available on Switch eShop for $9.99.

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Here's a shocking announcement we weren't expecting. The final reveal of today's Nindies Showcase was a crossover game mixing an indie series with a major Nintendo franchise. Cadence of Hyrule is a sequel to Crypt of the Necrodancer featuring a familiar-looking world and Link and Zelda as playable characters. Cadence of Hyrule is headed to Nintendo Switch this Spring.

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We've been hearing rumors recently that Cuphead is coming to Nintendo Switch. This turned out to be true today during today's Nindies Direct. Studio MDHR and Microsoft have teamed up with Nintendo to bring the popular run-and-gun platformer to Switch on April 18th, and it's available for pre-purchase today. You can catch the reveal trailer by clicking below!

Earlier in the week, Nintendo announced plans to host another Nindies Direct, and today's the day! The indie game presentation will last about half an hour, which is a sizable chunk of time for a Nindies event. We're not sure exactly what to expect in terms of announcements, but there should be plenty to see, and we're livestreaming it all right here. The show kicks off at 9:00 AM Pacific / Noon Eastern.

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The saga of BadLand Games continues. Axiom Verge creator Tom Happ, producer Dan Adelman, and North American (retail) publisher Limited Run Games have all accused BadLand Publishing of breaking their contract and withholding hefty sums of money. A judge ruled that BadLand must pay up to Limited Run, but they haven't done so. Meanwhile, Happ and Adelman are in the process of taking legal action. BadLand issued another statement today, and it's just as unapologetic and accusatory as the last.

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Google promised to reveal the future of gaming today, and that future turned out to be Stadia. This upcoming service is scheduled to roll out in the US, Canada, the UK, and much of Europe later this year. Stadia, much like Microsoft's xCloud, is meant to enable any device to play hardware-intensive games. In the case of Stadia, that means the ability to play any game, no matter how taxing, on any device with Google Chrome.

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