Mario Sports Superstars is coming to the 3DS in March

Nintendo’s staying true to its word to support the 3DS after the Switch is released, with Mario Sports Superstars coming out on March 10th in Europe (a short while ahead of its release in US and Japan).

It’s looking pretty wonderful, too, with Camelot – the team behind the brilliant Mario Golf: World Tour (and the slightly less brilliant Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash) – on development duties. As the name suggests, Mario Sports Superstars is a compendium of different disciplines, with baseball, horse racing and football joining Camelot’s staples of tennis and golf.

The release will be accompanied by 90 new Amiibo cards, and Mario Sports Superstars will support local multiplayer as well as online. There are 18 characters, 16 of which are available from the off with two being unlockable bonuses. Most importantly, though, Birdo is right there from the start, because Camelot know where it’s at.

What’s going on with Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s release date?

looks like it’s back on for a March release, alongside the launch of Nintendo Switch – at least in Japan and North America.

But what about Europe? The situation here is less clear.

Last year, sources close to Nintendo that Zelda was content complete but “still four-to-six months” from launch and would miss the Nintendo Switch’s March release. Since then, things have changed.

Mass Effect Andromeda release date finally confirmed for March

After years of waiting, Mass Effect Andromeda finally has a release date: 23rd March in Europe and 21st March in North America.

Andromeda is the fourth main game in BioWare’s sci-fi series and has been in development for nearly five years. We’ve been seeing bits and pieces of it for a while, but the game’s marketing has only really kicked into gear in the last couple of months.

Gameplay footage first appeared at September’s PlayStation Pro event, followed by further trailers at December’s Game Awards and PlayStation Meeting.

Sony’s £130 Platinum Wireless PS4 headset comes out in January

Sony’s £130 Platinum Wireless Headset comes out in Europe on 16th January 2017.

The high-end gaming headset includes 7.1 virtual surround-sound fuelled by PlayStation’s proprietary 3D audio tech. The 3D audio tech is lifted from PSVR games, so effects sound like they’re coming from all directions, including above and below. In Uncharted 4, for example, you’ll hear characters call Nathan Drake from downstairs.

There’s a pair of 50mm speaker drivers, multi-position, noise-cancelling microphones and a built-in rechargeable battery.

The Silver Case remake gets a PS4 release date

The recent remake of The Silver Case, Grasshopper Manufacture’s first game, is coming to PS4 in Europe on 21st April, publisher NIS America has announced.

North Americans will receive it three days earlier on 18th April. It will be available both digitally and as a retail release.

Released earlier this year on and , The Silver Case is a surreal sci-fi visual novel with light puzzle elements that tells the tale of a serial killer on the loose in a futuristic Japan.

Rome: Total War released on iPad can you believe

Rome: Total War, the whole thing, has been released on iPad. Can you believe it? Seems like only yesterday I was studiously sat at my computer conquering Europe and defying the Pope, and now you can do it on an iPad. What’s that? It was 12 years ago? Right I see. That’s… cheered me up.

Rome: Total War costs £8/€10/$10 on iPad and you’ll need at least an Air, mini 2 or Pro device on which to run it. Takes up a chunky 4GB of memory, too.

The full-fat experience of old should be intact and present, but with plenty of optimisations for a touch-screen device.