News from the virtual front - 23rd May

A wise man once said that life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. But as the kids say nowadays ...ain't nobody got time for that.

Wireframe is summing up the most essential games news for you in bite-size chunks, as often as we can.

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Sneaky Tour Guide

Mario Kart Tour is in closed beta on Android right now as Nintendo gear up for a summer release, but some mischievous peeps are uploading some footage to YouTube, so let’s have a quick look before it gets taken down.

Five Friends

Sony has confirmed that if you choose to pick up a shiny new PS5, you’ll still be able to play online PS4 games with your mates. They shouldn’t really have to make a point of it, but they’ve been mired in trifling backwards compatibility issues in the past, so they want to make it clear that they’re serious about seamless next-gen transitions going forward.

Once Bitten

THQ Nordic has snapped up Risen and Gothic developer Piranha Bytes this week, and it’s an all-in deal, with THQ acquiring the rights to Piranha’s current series and everything else they’re working on, too.

Woah, Nessie!

In retro, there’s a new ZX Spectrum game out from Dougie Mcg that looks pretty terrific. In it, you’re Sc0tb0t, “a unique and plucky little robot created by the greatest Scottish scientific minds, who have joined forces to stop the Loch Ness Monster and other famous Scottish mythological terrors, angered over the constant stream of tourists visiting his beloved home. You must dive to the depths, collect specific items, and put a stop to all of these dangers and rid Scotland of the foul beasts once and for all!”

Yes. Yes. Download here.

Aeternop For The Books

AeternoBlade II is coming to Nintendo Switch this autumn. PQube and developer Corecell Technology are likely hoping this will be a home run, after the first game left players a little frustrated by its wasted potential.

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