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Hades II Cover Story, Xbox Studio Closures, And Animal Well Review | GI Show

by Alex Van Aken on May 09, 2024 at 02:33 PM

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss our Hades II cover story trip to Supergiant Games in San Francisco and Xbox shutting down four game studios, including Prey, Dishonored, and Redfall developer Arkane Austin, alongside Tango Gameworks, the team behind The Evil Within series and last year's critically-acclaimed Hi-Fi Rush. Afterward, we chat about Shuntaro Furukawa, President of Nintendo, revealing the company will reveal details about the Nintendo Switch's successor within this fiscal year via a post on X. Before diving into our positive reviews of '90s-survival-horror Crow Country and Little Kitty, Big City, special guest Charlie Wacholz joins us to chat about his Animal Well review, in which he calls Bigmode's first published title "a masterclass in environmental design."

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The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple PodcastsSpotify, or your favorite podcast app.

The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:

00:00:00 - Intro

00:08:02 - Cover Story: Hades II

00:34:49 - Xbox Shutters Four Studios

00:53:49 - Nintendo Switch Successor Announcement

01:03:12 - Animal Well Review

01:28:21 - Little Kitty, Big City Review

01:35:00 - Crow Country

01:41:45 - Housekeeping

Products In This Article

Hi-Fi Rushcover

Hi-Fi Rush

PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC
Release Date:
January 25, 2023 (Xbox Series X/S, PC), 
March 19, 2024 (PlayStation 5)
Hades IIcover

Hades II

Release Date:
Animal Wellcover

Animal Well

PlayStation 5, Switch, PC
Release Date:
Little Kitty, Big Citycover

Little Kitty, Big City

Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Release Date:
Crow Countrycover

Crow Country

PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC
Release Date: