Welcome to the Pretty Much Weekly! A series where we bring you a selection of this week’s news in film, games and apparently mostly games. This week, Nintendo is offering probably the best VR option out there, Respawn do it again with a new Star Wars game trailer, and we find out what Disney+ is all about.
VR with Nintendo
Nintendo Labo, the awesome controller building kits that perfectly pair the Nintendo Switch with hands-on creativity, has introduced a VR Kit! Now you (or your kids) can stick the Nintendo Switch’s awesome screen right on your face and experience virtual reality with goggles you made yourself!
While the kit will come with its own games, Super Mario Odyssey and Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will get VR support! The Labo VR kit doesn’t come with headstraps, with Nintendo wanting to encourage pass and play. Since that might make games like Breath of the Wild a little difficult to play in VR, some people have already created their own headstraps. But this just shows off the beautiful DIY spirit of Labo.
We officially know what Disney+ is about!
Last week Disney revealed their new streaming service Disney+ to the world! Apparently you’ll be able to get Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu all in one package for $6.99USD a month. Though, I’m not sure if that package will be available in New Zealand.
Thrilled to share a first look at Disney+ with you! pic.twitter.com/iiqjFjaNra
— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) April 11, 2019
Here, you can see Disney+ will have five main hub pages: Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic. There’s a whole wealth of new shows and movies coming out, especially in the Marvel and Star Wars universes. And of course, we’ll have access to the decades of Disney we’ve grown up loving.
You know, at first I didn’t like the idea of signing up to another streaming service. But this looks pretty good!
Respawn’s Star Wars game has a trailer!
Respawn have released a reveal trailer for their upcoming title Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Check it out!
Respawn are known for their amazing Titanfall series and, more recently, Apex Legends. I trust Respawn to create great game mechanics, and if the story is as good as this trailer hints at it being, then we are probably in for a real treat!
I’m too scared to hype this up though! Every time I hype for a new Star Wars game it’s taken away from us! *ugly sob*
Experience Notre-Dame before the fire
You might have heard about the devastating fire that hit Paris’s Notre-Dame. I’ve never been to France, so I’m probably never going to get the chance to see Notre-Dame in its former glory. But Ubisoft have decided to give everyone the chance to explore it like it was many many years ago.
For a limited time, up until April 25th 7pm NZT, you can grab Assassin’s Creed Unity for free to download and keep forever in your Uplay library! Not only that, they’re also donating towards the rebuild. Nice one, Ubisoft.