Welcome to the HUKDgaming News Round-up Thread – a place to get caught up on the on-goings of the industry. Every weekday at 5PM we’ll update the OP with the latest video games news from around the internet, as well as a heads-up on what’s going on in the forums here so you’re always up to date.Don’t forget: You can subscribe to threads so you’re notified when new comments and updates have been posted!Nintendo sell 2.74 million Switch units worldwide
Everybody already knew the Switch was doing well, and this has now been confirmed by Nintendo. The Nintendo Switch has now sold (from its release on 3rd March through to 31st March) 2.74 million units worldwide. Weirdly, more copies of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild were sold (2.76 million) than Switch units (3.74 million including the Wii U version. It’s now reported that the Switch is now expected to outsell more units in its first year than its predecessor, the Nintendo Wii U (12 million).
(In case you’re wondering, you did read that correctly – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch version) has outsold the Nintendo Switch hardware.)Forza Horizon 3’s Hot Wheels Expansion set for May 9th release
There’s a new expansion coming to Forza Horizon 3 this coming May 9th. Microsoft have announced in an official statement…
““Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels takes players to six new themed islands located off the coast of Australia; all connected by a network of Hot Wheels tracks — positioned hundreds of feet in the air — featuring classic Hot Wheels configurations like loops, corkscrews, and more. This is stunt driving at its most extreme, where you can master tracks by performing brand new Hot Wheels skills that make use of boost pads, high-bank turns, half-pipes, insane jumps, and even giant mechanical dinosaurs.”
The expansion will bring with it 10 new vehicles and a new barn find. It’s released on Xbox One and Windows 10 and will retail at £16.79.“unintentional religious references” forces Capcom to tweak SFV’s Thailand stage
After only two days of life, Capcom were yesterday forced to pull and tweak the newly added stage to Street Fighter V. The Thailand stage was added to the game on April 27th (£3.99).
The stage was removed from sale on both the PlayStation Store and Steam due to “unintentional religious references”, Capcom have said…
It has come to our attention that part of the background music track used in the DLC Thailand Temple Hideout Stage, released on April 25, 2017, contains unintentional religious references.
Capcom has therefore immediately ceased distribution of this DLC and, as a temporary measure, will be performing an emergency server maintenance update in the very near future to remove this track by replacing it with existing music from another stage.
The Street Fighter 5 development and operations team, as well as all of us at Capcom, have nothing but the utmost respect for all faiths and religions around the world, and we would like to sincerely apologise to anyone who was offended by this content.
The stage, a remaster of M. Bison’s Buddhist temple from SF2 was released with background music with references to Allah. The DLC addon is now back on sale with a temporary BGM.And finally…
To celebrate this week’s release of Rockstar’s new game mode, Tiny Racers (a take on Micro Machines that brings GTA back to its top down roots) Rockstar are offering Double GTA$ & RP to all participants. Along with the generous offer of a GTA$425K tax refund compliments of the San Andreas State Treasury Department, to be deposited in your Maze Bank account during the month of May for any players that log in between now and April 30th.Call of Duty: WWII - Official Reveal Trailer
A look at yesterdays reveal of the upcoming November 23rd release of Call of Duty: WWII (available on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels
"The Horizon Festival and Hot Wheels have teamed up to create the ultimate playground for cars! Located off the coast of Australia, this chain of islands is here to make your Hot Wheels fantasies come to life with loops, corkscrews, boost pads, high bank turns, half-pipes, insane jumps - and even mechanical dinosaurs! Use the new Stunt Swap feature to modify stunt track sections and dare your friends to try them. Race ten new cars including Hot Wheels icons like the Twin Mill and Boneshaker. Discover a new hidden barn find car, earn new Xbox Live achievements, and more.
"DiRT 4 | Gameplay Reveal
"With over 50 iconic off road vehicles from the history of the sport to modern day, DiRT 4 challenges you to be fearless as you take on rally, rallycross and landrush. The all new DiRT Academy will teach you the skills you need in order to reach the top of the sport and also becomes your own off-road playground.
"Xbox Onexbox One Controller - £35.99 @ John Lewis (C&C) (credit sulaco15)
Preorder - 2 for £80 deal - use code TDX-WNFX to make it 2 for £70. Middle Earth: Shadow of War, Destiny 2, Prey, Tekken 7, GT Sport, Injustice 2, Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind (PS4/Xbone) @ Tesco Direct (credit Hiltron09)PlayStation 4Preorder - 2 for £80 deal - use code TDX-WNFX to make it 2 for £70. Middle Earth: Shadow of War, Destiny 2, Prey, Tekken 7, GT Sport, Injustice 2, Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind (PS4/Xbone) @ Tesco Direct (credit Hiltron09)
Ps Plus 12 month UK subscription £32.99 @ Electronic First (credit battery_1984)
Wipeout Omega Collection & Uncharted: The Lost Legacy @ Tesco Direct - £45 (credit Marcoos)
Farpoint + Controller PS4 PSVR £65 using code TDX-WNFX @ Tesco direct(credit bargain76)
Mafia III - £14.95 - TheGameCollection (credit BuzzDuraband)
Skylanders Superchargers Starter Pack £5 at Asda (in store) (credit Curlynob)NintendoMario Kart 8 Deluxe - Nintendo Switch £37 @ Tesco Direct (credit Chanchi32)
[3DS] Ever Oasis Pre-Order @ Base - £27.99 (credit CoolDude0123)
[Nintendo 3DS] Monster Hunter Generations Cover Plate - Mizutsune (New XL/XL) - £4.85 - Shopto (credit BuzzDuraband)Console DealsNintendo Switch console Grey £259.99 @ Tesco with code TDX-KPYK (credit biddilybah)
All Nintendo 2DS Consoles from £65.99 with code @ Tesco Direct (credit nihir)
Playstation 4 Slim 1TB Family Bundle (Includes Uncharted 4, Ratchet and Clank & Driveclub) £229.99 @ Tesco with code TDX-KPYK (credit biddilybah)And that’s your lot for today. We’ll be back tomorrow with more but in the meantime do be sure to hit the threads or the comments below if anything here has piqued your interest!