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‘Persona 5 Royal’ and ‘Nier: Automata’ are coming to Switch this October

Today’s featured a bunch of third-party games that are coming to Switch, including a bunch of big hitters. For one thing, three Persona games are coming to the hybrid console. Persona 5 Royal is the only one with a confirmed release date (October 21st) for now, but more details about Persona 4 Golden and Persona 3 Portable are coming soon.

It recently emerged that Atlus’ games are also , as well as Steam, PlayStation 4 and (in P5 Royal‘s case) PS5. Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden were ports of PlayStation 2 titles Persona 3 and Persona 4. They were released on PlayStation Portable and PlayStation Vita, respectively.

Nintendo confirmed is bound for Switch too. Nier: Automata The End of YoRHa Edition will arrive on the console on October 6th. It includes all previously released DLC expansions, as well as some exclusive costumes.

Leaks had suggested  will debut on Switch on October 20th and that turned out to be the case. Even though the game stars Mario, Nintendo technically stuck to its claim that the showcase would only feature third-party titles, since Ubisoft’s Paris and Milan studios co-developed it.

Meanwhile, a cloud version of will be available for Switch on October 18th, that the game will hit other platforms. Focus Home Interactive brought the first game in the series, A Plague Tale: Innocence, , also as a streaming-only version.

You can find out more about all these announcements, as well as other third-party games that are coming to Switch, by checking out the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase below:

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Royal Navy uses AI systems in first test against live supersonic missiles

For the first time, the UK’s Royal Navy is using artificial intelligence in a test against live missiles at sea, providing a look at the future of autonomous systems in the military. The exercise will take place over three weeks and involve testing two systems: Sycoiea and Startle. The Royal Navy says this is the largest test of its kind conducted thus far.

The test is taking place in the sea near Norway and Scotland; it involves more than 3,000 military personnel, as well as live supersonic and ballistic missiles. Two types of warship called frigate are participating in the exercise, as well as the HMS Dragon destroyer warship.

The HMS Dragon and the frigate Lancaster are equipped with AI and machine learning software, including Startle, which offers personnel real-time alerts and recommendations based on the AI’s monitoring of the ‘air picture,’ according to the Royal Navy.

Joining the system is Sycoiea, which works faster than expert humans to identifying incoming missiles and alerting military personnel about the ideal weapon to take out the missiles before they can cause damage. The AI doesn’t replace the human element, but is instead designed to ‘augment’ their work to improve their rapid response to live missile threats.

The test comes amid the increased use of AI in military systems. Rapid technological developments are changing the future combat landscape, with militaries embracing everything from autonomous systems that can operate in hazardous areas while humans remain away in safety to lasers that can quickly take down threats in the sky.

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Watch Royal Marines fly like Iron Man in new jet suit demonstration

The UK’s Royal Marines recently demonstrated the use of a jet suit that enabled them to fly one-by-one from an inflatable boat over the ocean to a massive navy ship. The exercise was a demonstration of Gravity Industries’ jet suit, which bestows the wearer with a flying ability remarkably similar to that of Iron Man.

The demonstration video was published by Gravity Industries, which explained that the Royal Marines conducted a successful exercise involving its Gravity Jet Suit to board a ship in the middle of the ocean. This isn’t the first jetpack demonstration we’ve seen, but it is one of the more dramatic examples of how the technology can be used.

The jet suit is used to demonstrate flying from an inflatable boat to the ship, then from the ship back to the inflatable boat. The exercise demonstrates one of the uses for this technology — the jet suit pilot reaches the ship before the inflatable, giving him time to toss a ladder over the side for the rest to climb aboard.

Of course, the video does raise some questions, including how well the jet suit would be able to handle particularly strong gusts of wind. As well, it’s unclear in which situations the Royal Marines and other military branches may benefit from using this technology compared to existing, more mundane options.

The military isn’t the only potential customer for jet suit products, however. Firefighters in some major cities, for example, have tested and purchased jetpacks for use in fighting fires that may break out in skyscrapers and other difficult-to-reach places. Ultimately, however, the technology remains a niche product at this time.

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