In the far-off distant past of 2017, the Nintendo Switch Live Conference touched upon wider support for independent developers and listed a number of indie games to launch on the hybrid console. Among them was Duck Game, produced by Vancouver-based developer Landon Podbielski and published by Adult Swim Games, which had yet to leave the nest and migrate to the Switch two years on.

Though its absence to this day had ruffled some feathers, anticipating players won't have to ponder its fate for much longer. Adult Swim has confirmed via Twitter that Duck Game will finally take flight to Nintendo Switch on May 2, just a little over a month from now. Hit the jump for a sneak beak!

It has only been a little over two years since the launch of the crowdfunded Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. This fourth installment of WayForward's acclaimed indie series was the titular half-genie's breakout onto HD back in 2016. It made for Shantae's biggest adventure yet, what with additional expansions, storylines, and playable characters cumulating towards the all-inclusive Ultimate Edition last year.

With the franchise milestones set with Half-Genie Hero, excitement towards the future of Shantae has continued to build, and it all came to a head tonight with a special announcement from WayForward. Hit the jump for more!

The popular Five Nights at Freddy's series is getting another new game, and for the first time, it's getting an official virtual reality release. During the first-ever State of Play presentation, Sony announced that Five Nights At Freddy's VR: Help Wanted is heading to PlayStation VR this Spring. It will feature a mixture of popular levels from past games as well as all-new horrors.

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Sony kicked off today's State of Play presentation by announcing another collaboration with Marvel. This time around it's a virtual reality experience starring Iron Man. A short reveal trailer shows Tony Stark engaged in aerial combat, but a disclaimer at the bottom of the screen reminds us that this isn't actually in-game footage. Iron Man VR launches later this year on PlayStation VR.

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Sony opted not to hold their annual PlayStation Experience event last December, and shortly after that, they revealed that they'd be skipping E3 2019. With Sony stepping back from major events, many have been wondering how they plan to deliver gaming news in the future. Today we get our answer. Sony recently announced a new video series called "State of Play," and the first episode kicks off today.

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During today's livestreamed presentation, Apple unveiled their long-rumored video game subscription service. Unlike Google Stadia and Microsoft's Project xCloud, this will not be a streaming service. Instead, Apple Arcade offers subscribers access to a vast library of games that can be downloaded and then played at any time without requiring a constant internet connection.

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There are just a few days left until the launch of Yoshi's Crafted World, and Nintendo is still pumping out new trailers left and right. The latest trailer is targeted at players who aren't up to speed on what the upcoming Switch game has to offer. Yoshi 101 goes over some of the game's key mechanics, like making and firing eggs, uncovering hidden secrets, and exploring the Flip Side of levels.

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For months now there have been rumors circulating that suggest Nintendo is preparing to launch a new Nintendo Switch model. Some speculated that this could be a more powerful version, while others speculated it would instead be a smaller, cheaper version. These two hypothesized models have become known by the nicknames Switch Pro and Switch Lite. If the Wall Street Journal is to be believed, they're both real and both coming in 2019.

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Persona fans have been itching for more news on the upcoming Persona 5 R title for a few months now. Despite this thirst for information, Atlus keeps insisting on a slow drip of information and teases which do little more than give us more mystery and yet another date to look forward to. Such was the case yesterday, where, following the new Persona 5 OVA "Stars and Ours," a new trailer for the game was released. While this short video did give us a title, a look at a new character, and a little hint at the upcoming conflict, it ultimately raised far more questions than answers.

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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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