Totally True Gaming News Round Up: Norman Reedus’s Fussy Throat Baby and More

Truly, games are a gift to mankind, Nintendo Switch games even more so.

After all, most consoles are tied to the television meaning that, during previous Christmases, you just had to tune out your great-uncle’s racist tirades. Now, thanks to Nintendo’s portable console, you can retreat into the crawlspace under your house; emerging only when your friends and family have passed out due to excessive consumption of black-market eggnog.

But it’s not Christmas quite yet and so the games industry has kept on rolling. It therefore, once again, falls to Totally True Gaming News to keep you up to date on the latest and entirely genuine gaming happenings.


Nintendo releases new Pokemon downloadable content

This week saw the release of a new piece of downloadable content for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon. The free add-on, dubbed “Pokemon Garage” will let players create their own Pokémon using parts of other Pokemon.

“This is a feature that players have long demanded,” explained Nintendo’s marketing manager Will Simons. “Pokémon Garage lets you take total ownership of your Pokémon and tweak it to your hearts content. Want to put a Squirtle’s head on a Rowlet’s body? You can do that. Looking to give your Bidoof a boost by grafting a Charizard’s tale onto its shoulder? Go for it.”

Pokémon Garage has been embraced by fans of the game though some have found the constant, incessant screams of agony that the modified Pokémon emit to be mildly off-putting.

Square Enix tease new Tomb Raider game

This week, publishers Square Enix confirmed that they would be releasing a new Tomb Raider game. While the company has yet to confirm the upcoming game’s title, we at Totally True Gaming News spent a good five hours going through Square Enix’s local landfill and have the scoop on the third game in the rebooted Tomb Raider series.

Shadow and the Tomb Raider” is in fact a crossover between the Tomb Raider and the Sonic the Hedgehog games and will feature Shadow the Hedgehog teaming up with bow-wielding badass Lara Croft. Rated “G” for “Excessive Grimdark”, Shadow the the Tomb Raider will buck the trend of the previous games by not being a 3D adventure. Instead, it’ll be a rhythm game, Shadow and Lara competing in a misery-off to determine who is the most tormented individual in gaming.

The special edition of the game will come with a voucher entitling the holder to four free therapy sessions.

Netherrealm denies existence of Mortal Kombat XI, details Mortal Kombat XI season pass.

Netherrealm Studios, creators of the Mortal Kombat and Injustice fighting games have denied that they are working on the next entry in the Mortal Kombat series. They have, however, released the full list of downloadable fighters that will be added to the theoretical Mortal Kombat XI if you purchase the season pass (which goes on sale next week.)

The full roster of downloadable fighters includes:

  • The Gingerdead Man (voiced by Gary Busey)
  • Gary Busey
  • Rod Hull and Emu
  • Wendy Oldbag
  • Annoying Orange
  • The Blair Witch
  • Cuphead (with alternative Mugman skin)
  • Tommy Wiseau
  • The Chuckle Brothers
  • Bono

M. Bison was unavailable for comment.

Death Stranding’s core gameplay revealed

Designer Hideo Kojima has remained curiously tight-lipped about the nature of Death Stranding but, following the release of the upcoming game’s latest trailer, actual gameplay details have started to emerge. The game is heavily stealth based and requires the player to negotiate a nightmarish otherworld without altering the realm’s equally terrifying inhabitants.

But while you will be able to make some use of cover, your survival ultimate hinges or whether or not you can keep Norman Reedus’s Throat Baby happy.  As seen in the trailer, your character (played by Reedus) has a small infant lodged in your gullet. You’re therefore required to roam the battlefield, collecting and swallowing toys in order to keep the child entertained. Fail to keep the baby amused and it’ll cry, alerting nearby enemies to your presence.

The further you get into the game, the fussier the Throat Baby will become, rejecting certain toys by hurling them back up your character’s esophagus. PS4 owners who have a USB compatible microphone will also be able to sing lullabies to the Throat Baby, gaining valuable exploration time while it slumbers.

All hail the Throat Baby.

And that’s all this week’s news. Next week, we say goodbye to Loot Boxes and hello to Microtransaction Buckets.