Here's your round-up of the biggest video game news stories from the past seven days, including Nintendo's big announcement regarding when it will reveal the Nintendo Switch's release date and launch line up.

There's also news regarding a new director at the helm of Sony's Uncharted movie and a swish new trailer for Final Fantasy 15.

Below are the original stories in part. For further details, click the headlines.

Nintendo Switch to be detailed in live presentation in January

Nintendo has announced when it will detail the upcoming launch of its new console, Nintendo Switch, in full this January. The event will take place on 13 January in the UK and Europe, and on 12 January in the United States, indicating a late night or very early morning for us Europeans.

Nintendo of America first announced the news on Twitter, followed by Nintendo of Europe a few hours later. The event will be broadcast live from Tokyo, indicating either a traditional press conference or a livestream event similar to Nintendo's 'Treehouse' broadcasts from E3.

A statement read: "Today, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima announced that major details about our next home gaming system, Nintendo Switch, will be shared in a live presentation streamed worldwide from Tokyo on 13 January 2017."

Final Fantasy 15 trailer released as Square Enix announces co-op DLC

Square Enix has released a dramatic new CG trailer for upcoming RPG Final Fantasy 15. The news has coincided with the game finally going gold ahead of its release on PS4, Xbox One and PC on 29 November.

A multiplayer co-op mode was announced too, which will be released as paid DLC sometime next year. No details were offered on what the mode will entail, but a safer bet is that it'll be four-player and allow a team to play as each of the game's four protagonists.

Uncharted movie to be helmed by Stranger Things director Shawn Levy

A big screen adaptation of Naughty Dog's swashbuckling Uncharted series is being fast-tracked to release and has a new director at the helm. Shawn Levy will take charge of the project that has been in development hell for some time.

Levy is best known for Real Steel and Night at the Museum but this summer directed multiple episodes of hit Netflix series Stranger Things, which he also executively produced. He'll return to direct more episodes of the show's second season.

According to Deadline, Sony Pictures is eager to get the project moving after its latest director – Joe Carnahan – moved over to direct Bad Boys For Life, a sequel to the hit buddy cop series starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.

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