The Quest Log: May 26, 2017

There’s a three-day weekend ahead of us, Gamers (well, for many of us in the U.S., anyway). I know I’ll be spending most of my time in Overwatch and Nier: Automata. What about you? In the meantime, make sure you check out the highlights below to make certain you’re on top of the latest in gaming.

Far Cry 5 Announced, Due February, 2018

The next Far Cry game was officially announced this week via the trailer posted above. The talk of the town seems to be the game’s setting, which is a pretty dramatic departure from the past games in the series and more-than-likely a commentary on the current political landscape in the U.S. Ubisoft is promising the “largest customizable weapon and vehicle roster ever in a Far Cry game,” with which players can fight against the antagonistic religious cult featured in the trailer.

Monster Hunter XX Confirmed for Nintendo Switch

While not technically an original entry in the series, Monster Hunter XX will mark the series first appearance on Nintendo’s latest console. An “expanded version” of Monster Hunter Generations, which hit Western shelves just last year, Monster Hunter XX has already been in the hands of Japanese 3DS gamers since March. The Switch port will, however, almost undoubtedly help to push Switch units off the shelves in Japan. There’s a Monster Hunter event happening in Japan this weekend, so expect to hear more news about the port then.

The Switch is already outperforming Nintendo’s expectations, and as a result, Nintendo stocks are at a 7-year high. Here’s hoping Monster Hunter’s popularity help the system to continue to succeed.

Nintendo Bans Thousands of Hacked 3DS Devices

Earlier today, a forum post at revealed that 3DS systems were being barred from certain online services “en masse” with the common denominator being that affected systems have all been hacked. Console modding is a practice almost as old as gaming consoles themselves, but it’s particularly problematic now that consoles are connected to the internet.

According to the post, the Nintendo eShop is still available to afflicted users, so this restriction seems limited to online multiplayer and other services.