Resident Evil 9 Quietly Announced, Nintendo Has Plans To Thwart Switch 2 Resellers, And More Of The Week's News

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This week, we’ve got the latest on how Nintendo plans to prevent its Switch successor from falling into reseller hell the way its current console did upon release. Also, a game that was banned for featuring underage nudity made an appearance in a convention sales booth, and we’ve got 16 great indies for you to consider wishlisting in celebrating of “indie-penance day.” All this and more awaits in the pages ahead.

Nintendo Gave Switch Pirates A Chance To Walk Away But They Apparently Refused

Photo: Wachiwit (Shutterstock) (Shutterstock)
Photo: Wachiwit (Shutterstock) (Shutterstock)

The Switch may be at the end of its life, but Nintendo is still on the hunt for the platform’s biggest pirates. In a pair of new lawsuits, the console manufacture has taken aim at both mod chip sellers as well as the moderator of the popular r/SwitchPiracy subreddit. - Ethan Gach Read More

Mortal Kombat Tournament Pop-Off Goes Horribly Wrong [Update]

Gif: Warner Bros. / CEO 2024 / Kotaku
Gif: Warner Bros. / CEO 2024 / Kotaku

It was the chair heard around the world, or at least around CEO 2024. Alex ‘’Dyloch’’ Ruiz had just cemented his place in the Mortal Kombat 1 grand finals at the Florida-based fighting game tournament when he decided to get up, grab his chair, and casually fling it into the audience in what might be one of the least hype and most damaging pop-offs in fighting game history. - Ethan Gach Read More

Convention Booth Tries To Sell Porn Game With Underage Nudity For $250

Image: Topheavy Studios / Moby Games / Kotaku
Image: Topheavy Studios / Moby Games / Kotaku

The Guy Game is an infamous 2004 trivia game that featured actual women flashing their breasts in the style of Girls Gone Wild videos. It was banned from sale in 2005 after the studio behind the game was sued for including footage of an underage girl. This weekend it showed up at a video game convention booth full of retro games with a price tag of $250. - Ethan Gach Read More

It Sounds Like Destiny 2 Is Finally Leaving Our Solar System Next Year

A screenshot of a cutscene showing the Guardian being observed on the streets by a kid on Earth. - Image: Bungie / Sony
A screenshot of a cutscene showing the Guardian being observed on the streets by a kid on Earth. - Image: Bungie / Sony

Bungie has spent the past ten years exploring the depths of our solar system, but it seems like it’s finally gearing up to move on to something, or rather somewhere, else. At least that’s what it sounds like is going to happen in Destiny’s 11th year, which is tentatively titled Frontiers. - Moises Taveras Read More

Man Sentenced To Four Months In Prison For Wielding Tiny Master Sword In Public

Link finding the Master Sword in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Do you think it’s longer than six inches? - Screenshot: Nintendo / Kotaku
Link finding the Master Sword in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Do you think it’s longer than six inches? - Screenshot: Nintendo / Kotaku

Update 7/3/2024 1:54 p.m. ET: Kotaku has been made aware that Anthony Bray is a convicted serial burglar who has previously served four years in prison for previous crimes, which better explains the seemingly harsh conviction. - Moises Taveras Read More

Capcom Nonchalantly Announces Resident Evil 9

Screenshot: Capcom
Screenshot: Capcom

With the remakes of the remasters of the reissues of the remakes, it does feel like there are always approximately 372 different Resident Evil games in development at any one time. However, brand new ones are a more rare treat, and that’s what was nonchalantly confirmed by Capcom last night. Resident Evil 9, although it almost definitely won’t be called that, is in the works, and it’s being directed by Resident Evil 7's Koshi Nakanishi. - John Walker Read More

Watch Twitch Star Kai Cenat And MrBeast’s Indoor Firework Display

Screenshot: Twitch / Kotaku
Screenshot: Twitch / Kotaku

YouTuber and Twitch streamer Kai Cenat finished a livestream with MrBeast in style: He, seemingly, had his streaming room blown up by fireworks. The stunt, because of course it was, terrified the vast numbers of live viewers. - John Walker Read More

16 Extraordinary Games You Need To Wishlist This Indie-Penance Day!

Screenshot: Chintzy Ink
Screenshot: Chintzy Ink

Astonishingly, this is the fourth year in a row Kotaku has celebrated Indie-Penance Day, since the holiday was invented to mark the liberation of gaming from the cruel rule of the British monarchy. To mark the occasion, we’ve picked a selection of some of the most interesting, enticing, unknown upcoming indie games that deserve to be on your radar. - John Walker Read More

Elden Ring Players Are Bullying An Old Boss After Mastering The DLC

Gideon at his usual study in the Roundtable Hold, looking either distressed, exhausted, or both. - Screenshot: FromSoftware / Bandai Namco / Kotaku
Gideon at his usual study in the Roundtable Hold, looking either distressed, exhausted, or both. - Screenshot: FromSoftware / Bandai Namco / Kotaku

A lot of Elden Ring players have been struggling with the game’s recently released Shadow of the Erdtree expansion. The DLC, which takes place in an entirely new region, features a hard-as-nails boss gauntlet and a brand new leveling system that has raised the bar for folks, perhaps even a little too high. However, many are beginning to wrap up the expansion and return to the base game, and a lot of them are making a pit stop to flex on a particular boss. - Moises Taveras Read More

Nintendo Says It Has A Plan To Prevent Scalping: Just Make Loads Of Switch 2s

Photo: CFOTO / Contributor (Getty Images)
Photo: CFOTO / Contributor (Getty Images)

A few years on, it’s oddly hard to remember how difficult it was to get hold of the most recent generation of games consoles. On their release in November 2020, both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X were incredibly scarce, thanks to an imperfect storm of covid, global chip shortages, and supply chain issues. At the same time, the three-year-old Switch was also having supply issues, and consoles that were available were quickly snatched up by scalpers. But Nintendo reckons it’s in a position to ensure that’s not a problem with next year’s release of the Switch 2. - John Walker Read More

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