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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Resident Evil 7 Cloud Version Comes to Nintendo Switch

Resident Evil 7 "Cloud Version" is coming to Nintendo Switch on May 24 with a free demo but only for Japan now!

Despite everyone's doubt and disbelief on Resident Evil 7: Biohazard can ever be ported to Nintendo Switch, it is finally coming to Nintendo's next-gen portable gaming platform, although it needs an odd cloud installation method. Aside from the game being only available in digital version, it will only be available for playing in Japan for now, which is a major downer for the fans from rest of the world. The most recent title from Capcom’s survival horror series is coming

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Resident Evil 7 Cloud Version Comes to Nintendo Switch

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Below is a trailer for upcoming Switch version of the game we found on official YouTube channel of Biohazard, known for Resident Evil in Japan, where it is labeled as a “cloud version” of the game RE7. All you have to do is to install a 45 MB file on your Switch hard drive and since you will be playing the game from Nintendo's cloud storage, you will need a steady internet connection to enjoy it.




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Capcom fans owning a latest Nintendo console can now finally experience the disturbingly shocking horror that the title proved to be. You are allowed to play a 15-minute free trial of the cloud version from May 24 and then you have to spend ¥2,000, which is equivalent of $17.96 only to continue playing for the next 180 days. Currently, the game supporting only Japanese language is listed on Nintendo eShop as Resident Evil 7 Cloud Version and can be found in Japan.

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Resident Evil 7 explores the story of a system engineer named Ethan Winters, who has been looking for his missing wife Mia for past three years. When he suddenly receives a disturbing video message from her where she asks him to come look for her in a deserted plantation home of Dulvey, Louisiana, Ethan goes looking for her there only to be confronted by the psychotic members of the Baker family. What freaky terror he discovers there was far beyond his or anyone's imagination.

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Resident Evil 7 Cloud Version for Switch also offers downloadable contents Banned Footage Volume 1, 2, End of Zoe and Not a Hero as well. Originally released back in January 2017, RE7 is available to play on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR and Xbox One. The one we are talking about doesn't look like to have a translation of English language in it, which means, this version is not meant for Switch players from North America. So, we have to wait until they announce that version or just include option for English language.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Classic Sega Games Comes to Nintendo Switch

Retro game fans are in for a treat as Nintendo brings classic Sega titles like Phantasy Star and Sonic the Hedgehog to Switch later this year.

Retro games have always their unique appeal to gamers and the urge to go back to nostalgia lane every once in a while is pretty irresistible for some of us. These days, every other game from few years back are getting remastered or ported to consoles and this will be a great time to bring some classic games back. So, Nintendo decided to bring in some classic Sega games for their latest console Nintendo Switch later sometime of this year.

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Classic Sega Games Comes to Nintendo Switch

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Nintendo already has legendary games like Mario and Legend of Zelda franchise in their fold but instead, they are choosing to Sega games from pixelated era to their next gen console. Capcom and Square Enix previously released some of their best games for Switch and now Sega is just following their steps. It is time to at least remind people how they used to rule video games on their prime and the new generation has still a lot to learn about the old days.

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During the recent SEGA FES event in Japan, they have made an announcement of porting 15 of their titles to Switch in foreseeable future. Only three titles were mentioned as part of Sega Ages Initiative; Phantasy Star, Sonic the Hedgehog and Thunder Force 4. Whereas these games are soon to be headed to a new home, we still are unclear about if they are just bringing the old games or newer releases and they have a huge list to follow that up.

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Phantasy Star, Sonic the Hedgehog and Thunder Force 4

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Unfortunately, these games will only available in Nintendo Switch eShop for Japan and they still haven't disclosed if they are planning to release the titles for other countries as well. Studio M2 will handle Sega Ages games like they did earlier with some re-releases and so far, their work on 8-bit and 16-bit emulation is unquestionable. We have Ecco the Dolphin and Streets of Rage on Nintendo 3DS as proof to that statement. So, it is safe to say that this is a great new move for Sega.

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We are left speculating which other titles will be announced next and would they be utilizing Switch’s multiplayer capabilities to intensify the fun. Sega is focusing on making some cash with Mega Drive full of pre-loaded games from Genesis system. Mega Drive collection is coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One soon but Nintendo won't probably join that party.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 and 2 Release Date

2018 is going to mark Mega Man’s 30th anniversary and developer/publisher Capcom plans to celebrate this event by releasing their latest installment of the franchise, Mega Man 11. However, we don't need to wait that long and can celebrate our favorite blue robot character Mega Man with Mega Man X game series, because Capcom is bringing Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 & 2, collecting all eight X games of the series for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 and 2 Release Date

Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 & 2 both will debut worldwide on July 24, 2018. Mega Man X Legacy Collection collects Mega Man X, X2, X3 and X4 from the series and Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 contains X5, X6, X7 and X8. These collections will be available to digitally purchase for only $19.99 each. If you prefer to buy physical copy, then the two discs retail bundle collection will cost you $39.99 only. For Switch, the first collection comes in a cartridge and a digital download voucher will be given for second compilation.

Below is the announce trailer for Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 and 2, briefly showcasing unique history of the series.




The entire action-platformer Mega Man X series is based on a post-apocalyptic setting that we are about to revisit through Legacy Collection 1 & 2. During the 16-bit era of 90's, Mega Man X entered the scene in 1994 to usher an evolution on its own. A classic formula of jumping and shooting through eight different stages with a Maverick boss character at the end to foil a sinister plot by an evil mastermind was established. Mega Man X series has added dashing and wall jumping into the gameplay mix.

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Mega Man X6 Gameplay

Some all-new features are what make legacy collections special and visual upgrade is one of them. Each title has received some graphical smoothing which is optional for players or you can just play as they were in their original resolution. CRT filters for early sprite-based entries and full screen mode to balance the aspect ratio are there with widescreen mode. Mega Man X7 and X8 has their 3D models improved for sharp output as well.

Full soundtracks of the series, brand-new tracks and remixes are all included. One more thing there is to note about these anthologies is that Mega Man Xtreme, Mega Man Xtreme 2 and Mega Man X: Command Mission games are excluded in this set. A 25-minute original video animation titled "The Day of Σ" from Maverick Hunter X, which details origin story of series antagonist Sigma in prior events that laid foundation for X games series.

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All-New "X Challenge" Mode

There is a museum full of archived key-arts, notable trailers, toys, trading cards and other cool stuff. Plus, a brand-new "X Challenge" mode is introduced, where Mega Man has to take on two classic Maverick bosses at the same time from different X games. You get to choose a maximum of three weapons into the fight or if you believe yourself as a pro-Maverick hunter then jump in with only a buster for earning your bragging rights. Have you ever wondered if you can defeat both Chill Penguin and Frost Walrus at once? Now you can easily find out.

With releasing of Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 and 2, Capcom finally is giving some recognition to this classic series what was due for decades as they are no longer available on Nintendo 3DS. Whether you picked up early titles of the franchise or came late to pick the newer games, these two collections will suffice.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Super Mario Odyssey Added New Special Outfits

It's been more than five months that Nintendo has released their platformer Super Mario Odyssey for Nintendo Switch. It's easy to get bored for anyone in this long time playing a game with same old costumes and outfits. If that is the case with you then we have good news for you. Two more brand-new costumes have been added to Nintendo Switch in-game shop for the game most recently and one of them might be important for old fans.

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Super Mario Odyssey Added New Special Outfits

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One of these outfits is a Satellaview Suit & Helmet and the other being a Baseball Uniform & Batting Helmet. Nintendo has officially announced the news on Twitter with pictures of Mario wearing those attires.



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The first outfit is reminiscent to a device that used to let players download games and enjoy them using a satellite connection for Super Nintendo console. The developers launched it for Japan in 1995 but never released this for any foreign marketplace though. Even with the brief little history it had with the company, Nintendo is paying homage by adding that space costume Mario wore in Satellaview’s commercial.

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Satellaview Suit and Baseball Uniform

RELATED: Nintendo Direct Mini January 2018

In case if you are wondering, Mario does not look anything athletic like while running and jumping around various levels wearing those baseball uniform at all. You can still dress him up to the uniform of America's national sport as both of them are available right now. Besides, these outfits are also a subtle nod to Nintendo's series of all the Mario Baseball games that came out till day. The striped uniform can be yours for 3000 coins and for another 1500; you can get the batting helmet as well.

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Maybe adding these two new outfits are not going to get you excited as a new DLC would have, yet this is something to go back to Super Mario Odyssey for and collect the items as a fan. A while ago, few fans found out these costumes hidden deep beneath the codes within Balloon World update of the game. There was a few more and that means Satellaview Suit and Baseball Uniform are only the start. Costumes like 8-bit Mario hat, Santa outfit and more are just waiting to come out.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Mark of the Ninja Remastered for Nintendo Switch

Many have probably forgotten Klei Entertainment's side-scrolling action stealth game Mark of the Ninja, which came out in 2012. This indie game was critically acclaimed and had intense popularity on Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade. The title is now heading for Nintendo Switch as Mark of the Ninja Remastered after six years of its initial release. Recently, Nintendo had an indie-focused Switch presentation, where the game was revealed.

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Mark of the Ninja Remastered for Nintendo Switch

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Expected to arrive this fall, Mark of the Ninja Remastered was the highlight among the other few brand-new titles selected to port or remake for Switch in 2018. Since the Nintendo Switch version is a re-master, we can expect some high-end details of the graphics for the hybrid console. The original title was published by Microsoft Studios, which was the main reason for the game remaining an exclusive for PC and Xbox 360.

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Below is the announcement trailer from Nintendo, showcasing the quick glimpse of the upcoming Mark of the Ninja Remastered for Nintendo Switch in a short video clip.




With the Switch port on the way, this will be the first time when this awesome action stealth game from Klei Entertainment will be available on a different console. Mark of the Ninja is not your typical Ninja warrior taking down horde of bad-guys with his sick moves or shooting stars. Instead, the game has a good back-story for players who care for some aside from some hide and seek sport with your enemies. Plus, stealth has a major part in your overall gameplay.

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We certainly have high hopes that this great game will silently sneak into the Nintendo eShop soon and make everyone addictive for the experience regardless of veterans and newbie. The way Nintendo's next-gen portable console is making a progress in market; it was a great strategic move for Klei Entertainment to bring one of their greatest games on board. This also raises our hopes for seeing Shank and Shank 2 from the same studio ported for the platform.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Super Smash Bros. Comes to Nintendo Switch

Back in February 2018, we talked about a rumor of a new title for Nintendo Switch, which probably is the new Super Smash Bros. Nintendo eventually put that rumor to rest by announcing bringing the game to Switch later sometime of this year in one of their latest presentation. Also, a teaser trailer was dropped to make the fans grasping for some air as they wait for the title in anticipation.

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Super Smash Bros. Comes to Nintendo Switch

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Witness the first official teaser trailer for crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. announced by Nintendo for Switch on 2018.




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The short length trailer opens up with a boy and girl from another successful Nintendo franchise Splatoon, engaging in a paint- shooting. As their battle become more intense, suddenly the world around them goes black and the girl looks around confused. A huge fiery Smash Bros. emblem is seen on the horizon and silhouettes of the possible fighting characters can be seen with Link and Mario. The Inklings from Splatoon are much likely to join the battle this time.

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Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. series is renowned for assembling various popular characters like Link, Mario and Samus from their fan-favorite titles. Back in 1999, they brought these famous characters together for an all-out brawl to create one of the most successful crossover-fighting game series ever. Protagonists of other third party games like Bayonetta, Mega Man, Metal Gear, Pac-Man and Sonic the Hedgehog also joined the rumble in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

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So, it was only fitting when the Super Smash Bros. game finally finds its way to the Nintendo Direct announcement lately.  Now what everyone has been debating about after the trailer is that if the new game is going to be an original title for Switch or just a port version of 2014 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. If we consider the failed history of Wii U to deliver successful games in the past, then it probably is going to be an enhanced port for Nintendo Switch.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Wins Game of The Year at DICE Awards

Last year, Nintendo's open world action-adventure game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was released from Legend of Zelda series. The game was exclusively dropped on Nintendo Switch and Wii U, which ended up receiving critical acclaim as well as breaking Nintendo's sales records of the past by selling over six million copies. On Thursday night, the game won big time at the 21st DICE Awards.

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Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Wins Game of The Year at DICE Awards

RELATED: Nintendo Direct Mini January 2018

The latest installment from Legend of Zelda franchise won prestigious awards like Adventure Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction, Outstanding Achievement in Game Design and Game of the Year at the event. Genyo Takeda, executive and designer of Nintendo received Lifetime Achievement Award at the same night for his contributions to gaming over the years.

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Genyo Takeda Accepts Lifetime Achievement Award

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Four other games that won the night from Nintendo in Handheld Game of the Year, Mobile Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design and Racing Game of the Year for Metroid: Samus Returns, Fire Emblem Heroes, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Mario Odyssey respectively. With that, Nintendo takes eight trophies home from the 21st DICE Awards this year.

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DICE Award Winners 2018

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Battle royale sensation, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds becomes Action Game of the Year and gets another for Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay. Styled in 1930's era of animation, run and gun indie title Cuphead from StudioMDHR gets award for Animation, Art Direction and Original Music Composition. Horizon Zero Dawn was picked for both Outstanding Achievement in Story and Outstanding Technical Achievement.

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Other achievements worth mentioning are FIFA 18 for Sports Game of the Year, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – Senua for Outstanding Achievement in Character, Injustice 2 for Fighting Game of the Year and Nier: Automata for Role-Playing Game of the Year.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Super Smash Bros. Game Rumored for Nintendo Switch!

Although there is no concrete evidence to back the news up and we better mark this as a rumor but apparently, Nintendo is working on a new title which might be a new Super Smash Bros. game. Most probably, the game will be a Nintendo Switch port of the fifth release of the series and one of the most popular; Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U (2014).

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Super Smash Bros. Game Rumored for Nintendo Switch!

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Emily Rogers have recently revealed this news on ResetEra forums and she stated that a new Super Smash Bros. game is going to be announced soon and then it is coming this year. This particular game can either be a “full sequel“ or a “half-sequel“. It can also be a “deluxe definitive edition port” for all we know for now and it is headed to Nintendo Switch. Alongside the already existing content, the game will feature some re-worked and new ones too.

RELATED: Nintendo Direct Mini January 2018

Even though it doesn't fall into the same stereotype of every other fighting games out there, Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. is undoubtedly one of the most popular of them all. The game was originally released for Nintendo 64 back in 1999. For the first time, the title assembled fan-favorite characters like Donkey Kong, Kirby, Mario, Link from Legend of Zelda, Pikachu from Pokemon and Yoshi from various Nintendo games. The game was a huge success overnight for bringing so many popular and iconic video game characters.

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Seeing this formula of success work, Nintendo then start dropping a Super Smash Bros. titles for every other consoles and with no exception, everyone of them was a hit! Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U was the last one of the franchise and it was released on 2014. Obviously, the gameplay mechanics was more improved than ever, a bigger roster, multiplayer mode and replay value earned it praise from players worldwide.

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Fan-Favorite Nintendo Characters

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Even though the source of this reported rumor is unofficial but the admins of ResetEra forums have a track record of having inside knowledge of many events of the industry in the past. Then again, it makes sense because Nintendo Switch has been an amazing success in the market and Super Smash Bros. has accomplishments like being the fast-selling Wii U game by beating Mario Kart 8 under its belt. So, making an enhanced Switch port for the game only makes sense.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Doom on Switch Adds Motion Controls

If first-person shooter game Doom from id Software has taught us anything that would be blasting off demons is never a boring chore. People who want to have this simple enjoyment on-the-go have sought to the Nintendo Switch version of the game when this demon-slaying fest debuted on the platform. With a newly released update, Doom has added "Motion Controls" for Switch console.

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Doom on Switch Adds Motion Controls

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Ever since the game is ported to Switch, people have been asking about "Motion Aiming" using the built-in gyroscope of the Joy-Con to let them aim more accurately. The traditional aiming with the analog stick of the controller is still there but mixing the two options at hand, you can play the game with more precise control. Courtesy of 1.1.1 patch, you can find the "Motion Aiming" option under the setting menu for Controller.

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Aiming at your enemies with the game stick can be a bit painful and tough when there are massive oncoming hordes on your way to overwhelm you. So, without any mention of the most-requested feature, Bethesda just added it to the menu so that you can aim better with a simple tilt of the console. Perhaps, they had it planned all along and saw the release of this new patch a nice way to let people have some more fun. Players who gave it a shot claim that, this new update definitely increases game's performance for them.


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The brand-new patch also comes with support for multiplayer fans as a new party system is now part of Doom's multiplayer. This is a great way to gather your friends and troops online to join the monster slaying fest on Hell. A new Game Icon will now appear below the main menu of Nintendo Switch, just like the one you saw on the game's boxart. Besides, apart from Motion Controls and Party Support, the patch offers a few minor fixes to improve the experience, which includes some audio issues too.

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Doom is a reboot of the popular video game series from the 90's by id Software and Bethesda Softworks, released on 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. On November 10, 2017, the game has been ported to Nintendo Switch worldwide to spread out the thrill of demon-hunting on the small screens as well. The game now has support for traditional Chinese language and CPU optimizations are better than before.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 Nintendo Switch Reveal Trailer

By now, you all probably know that the popular action-adventure hack and slash video game series from PlatinumGames is finally making its way to the Nintendo Switch. Yes, we are talking about the Bayonetta series and the first two games of the franchise are making their Switch debut very soon. Also, a third game of the series; Bayonetta 3 is also announced by Nintendo back in December, 2017.

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Beyonetta and Beyonetta 2 Comes to Nintendo Switch

Today, Nintendo just dropped a brand-new reveal trailer for Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 on Nintendo Switch and we got that right here for you.




With this new trailer, our favorite heroine will returns to the butt-kicking business with her dual-wielding hand guns into the world of Switch. Though fans are no stranger to the titular sexy which Bayonetta and her rogue enemies, a sort of re-introduction of the crazy world she strives to save from demons and magical creatures is given in brief to the newcomers and for the series veterans to refresh their memories as well.

RELATED: Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 for Nintendo Switch

As her pair of guns (no pun intended) weren't enough as weapons, she masterfully uses her hair against the monstrosities that opposes her. You will get some idea of how the experience of playing the games in co-op could be with a brief look at the "Tag Climax" mode, which aids you with local multiplayer support and the person you intend to play this with will need a Switch version of the game. Players can unlock various costumes and weapons too as they play just like it was in the original titles.

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The Umbran Witch Returns

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Both Bayonetta 1 and Bayonetta 2 will see release on Nintendo Switch this upcoming February 16, 2018. Though the first game will be available to purchase from retailer stores, the second installment will only be available for digital download and both titles will feature contents same as the original version that came out for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Payday 2 Exclusive Character "Joy" on Nintendo Switch

As we got the news of Payday 2 of Overkill Studios is coming to Nintendo Switch with the announcement for Nintendo Direct mini and we are only a month away from getting our hands on the game for Switch. It was also revealed that there will be an exclusive new character who will be introduced in the Nintendo Switch version of the game as a new gang member for a certain time and recently, some lights are shed on that too.

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Payday 2 Exclusive Character "Joy" on Nintendo Switch

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A trailer is released from Nintendo featuring the new character named Joy and the video gives a brief peak into her life.




Joy is described as a “Japanese computer whiz" in the promos, who is the newest addition to the gang and she is a hacker, which makes her a unique asset to the team in a heist. Just because she is a hacker doesn't mean that she will be busy with the computers to help her infamous teammates of the gang. Joy got her own hacker perks and weapons to carry around; she will come in handy in times of need. Her face is yet to be revealed as it is always seen covered with her very own changing LED mask.

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All we know for now is that, Joy will be arriving in the Switch version of Payday 2 as a limited time exclusive character and that makes her the star of the release. Although not much of the personality of her character is unveiled yet, we have a feeling that we will get to know Joy a little better when she will be introduced on other ports as well after a certain period of time. It's now only a matter of time and the duration of that depends on how long she remains an exclusive to Switch.

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Payday 2 Comes to Nintendo Switch

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Payday 2 is a heist adventure title of 2013 which is the successor of Payday: The Heist from the same developer studio. This multiplayer co-op first-person shooter was originally released for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The Nintendo Switch version will be out on the market from February 27, 2018 onwards and you will be all set to run a heist on the port with hacker Joy then.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Nintendo Direct Mini January 2018

Nintendo have launched their newest console Nintendo Switch in 2017 and have done pretty well in the gaming market with their newly released titles every now and then from last year. Also, Switch was literally one of their biggest successes last year since it has been sold 4.8 million units within the first ten months of its release till date. So, they have planned that they will make it larger in 2018 and posted a cryptic Tweet yesterday.

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Nintendo Direct Mini January 2018

The internet always picks up clues from teasing Tweet from various sources and fans determined that Nintendo has something to reveal very soon. Then without any prior warning, Nintendo Direct mini hit us like a storm and gave us loads of info on a handful of their upcoming games with brief details on them. Now, this announcement was only for the first part of the year and before E3 is upon us, we got huge time to wait for Nintendo to blow us up once again then.

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Here goes the 15-minute long video presentation on Nintendo Direct that has games to pick up for almost any type of gamers out there.




Don't just get overwhelmed by this massive launch attack by Nintendo just yet even though there are some major headlines that made the news. Stay with us and we got this covered in details for you.

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The World Ends with You: Final Remix Coming Soon

The World Ends with You: Final Remix | Nintendo Switch
We believe the first game that made the list would most probably make a lot of fans very happy and excited because The World Ends with You gets a restyled makeover. Originally released for Nintendo DS, the game is now ported to Switch after almost 10 years of its debut. Although no specific release dates are given yet, hopefully the game comes out sometime this year and you will be all set to take part in this twisted play of action RPG as the game's main character Neku Sakuraba.

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Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack DLC Available Now

Pokkén Tournament | Deluxe Battle Pack DLC
The Pokémon fighting game Pokkén Tournament from Bandai Namco Studios gets a Deluxe Battle Pack that features some new characters. This paid DLC will be launched in two Waves and the first one drops on January 31. Wave 1 brings Aegislash on the table with Mega Rayquaza and Mimikyu as support set. March 23 will introduce Blastoise with support set Mew and Celebi on Wave 2. You will need the full-game to enjoy this DLC and buying the battle pack will also get you a new set of avatar items now.

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Kirby Star Allies | Nintendo Switch
The platform game from the Kirby series is eyeing for a March 16 release and the trailer reveals a couple of new abilities. Kirby Star Allies lets you use your new Artist and Spider abilities against your enemies. In the co-op mode, you can mix and match more skills with as much as four of your friends to increase the fun.

Kirby Battle Royale | Nintendo 3DS
Demo of the brawler game Kirby Battle Royale is another title from the Kirby series that joins the list. You play as the round shaped pink colored lovable hero character Kirby who enters an arena to face-off various other versions of himself. Don't forget to try this one out as it is available right now in the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS.

Dragon Quest Builders | Nintendo Switch
Another demo to look out for from the Nintendo Direct mini presentation is sandbox action RPG game Dragon Quest Builders from Square Enix. You can expect the game to be released by the end of the month of January 2018.

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Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition Comes to Nintendo Switch

Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition | Nintendo Switch
Based on the world of Legend of Zelda series, Hyrule Warriors is a hack and slash action game that was meant for Wii U. The Definitive Edition of the game will now hit the Nintendo Switch platform during the spring of 2018. All the characters, maps and missions from the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U version will see light in this one ultimate pack. On TV mode, you can enjoy the game on a 1080p quality. Plus, as an extra bonus, a Link and Zelda costume is added to the game based on last year's smash-hit game Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

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Mario Tennis Aces Comes to Nintendo Switch

Mario Tennis Aces | Nintendo Switch
A Mario spin-off title which is a sports based game Mario Tennis Aces will debut Nintendo Switch with many familiar character from the series in it. The game will feature RPG type boss battles and a story mode Mario Tennis: Power Tour after a very long time. This one also releases on spring 2018.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana | Nintendo Switch
After conquering PC, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4, action-RPG title Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is heading towards Nintendo Switch release from developer Nihon Falcom. Players get to fight the ferocious creatures of Seiren Island for survival as series protagonist Adol and build a base of his own. You can get your hands on this game on summer 2018.

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Luigi’s Balloon World Update

Super Mario Odyssey | Update
After finishing the main story in Super Mario Odyssey, Luigi’s Balloon World will be accessible though the update that has two unique modes. You've get to hide balloons in Hide It mode within 30 seconds and when you play the Find it mode, your objective is simply the opposite and that is to find out hidden balloons of other players online. Three new costumes and a couple of brand-new snapshot filters are added in this update as well. Reportedly, February 2018 marks to be the release period for this Super Mario Odyssey update.

SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy
A fighting game comprised of popular female heroines mostly from the King of Fighters series, SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy is a 2-on-2 tag team fighting game like various other SNK titles we know of from decades. If you are a fan of the classic KOF series, this one can make you a little bit nostalgic about the old days but the violent fighting-style of its original predecessors have been toned down a lot in this game. Players are also allowed to customize their fighters in different looks to personalize them. Nintendo Switch will see debut of this female brawler on summer 2018.

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Art of Fighting 2 | Nintendo Switch
The classic Neo Geo fighting game Art of Fighting 2 from the arcade days is now available to Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch. With this one, you will probably be taking another trip to nostalgia lane we believe.

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Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Introduces Donkey Kong

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle | DLC
A new DLC is coming to turn-based tactical RPG game Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle from Ubisoft is going to introduce a new character to the game and it is none other than everyone's favorite Donkey Kong. Spring 2018 will be the time of the year when we will see DK swinging his way to Kingdom Battle on Nintendo Switch.

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Payday 2 Nintendo Switch Release Date

Payday 2 | Nintendo Switch
The cooperative first-person shooter and everyone's favorite heist game from Overkill Studios; Payday 2 is now being ported to Nintendo Switch. As you are out to loot cash or diamonds, you can play it online or locally using crimenet with three more friends who owns the Nintendo Switch version. A limited time exclusive character known as the "Japanese Computer Whiz" named Joy will also be available for the platform. Payday 2 is expecting to release for Switch on February 27, 2018.

Fe | Nintendo Switch
Electronic Arts doesn't concern themselves with indie games much, yet they decided to go with action-adventure title Fe from developer Zoink Studios. Players are going to take part in the game as a fox-like creature Fe and discover the magical world full of mystical creatures. The game comes to Nintendo Switch this year on February 16.

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Celeste | Nintendo Switch
Another upcoming action platformer from Nintendo Direct mini will be Celeste, which originated in a four days game jam from Matt Makes Games. This single player speed runner type of adventure will make its way to Switch on January 25.

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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Nintendo Switch Release Date

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze | Nintendo Switch
A sequel to 2010's Wii U game Donkey Kong Country Returns, side-scrolling platformer Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is making its way to Switch along with Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong and Cranky Kong. The original two-player co-op is still present in the game for sharing experience of this adventure with a friend. You are also allowed to play as Funky Kong in a new mode with newly added abilities and his surfboard to fend off your Donkey Kong Island from an invading band of Viking-like arctic animals.

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Dark Souls: Remastered Nintendo Switch Release Date

Dark Souls: Remastered | Nintendo Switch
Among all the other release announcements, this one actually takes the cake as fans have been yearning for Dark Souls to come out in Remastered format and this wicked title is finally getting what was long-due. Setting for May 25 release, Dark Souls: Remastered will be a huge step for the platform to let the fans experience action like they deserves. The Artorias of the Abyss DLC will be a part of this and the visuals will be much better than the original game for sure.

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Seeing most of the upcoming video game titles announced in Nintendo Direct mini were focused on Nintendo Switch, it is easy to assume that the company is now investing more in their latest console that was favored by the market and with proper push; it can dominate it even at some level. Hopefully, there are some pretty good number of great games still in their bag that are about to be revealed later sometime that will turn heads.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Mercenaries Saga Chronicles Comes to Nintendo Switch

CIRCLE Ent. is a Japan-based game publisher who brings new games to market and in 2017, they have introduced 30 new games to various platforms. They mostly work with small-time indie titles and they operate under the name Fly High Works in Asia. Some their great release includes SteamWorld Dig 2, The Day We Found Earth and The Legend of the Dark Witch 3. A few days ago, they teased the announcement of a new Nintendo Switch title on Twitter.

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Mercenaries Saga Chronicles Comes to Nintendo Switch

As soon as the clock hit midnight and it was already 2018 in Japan, CIRCLE Ent. have twitted that they are bringing strategy role-playing series Mercenaries Saga for Nintendo Switch.



Tactical RPG Mercenaries Saga by Japanese developer studio Rideon was primarily out as mobile game which used to rock on Nintendo 3DS console later and there were three installments of the game released so far. Many have considered the Mercenaries Saga series as a worthy descendant of Final Fantasy Tactics. The first game of the series was never released in the Western regions and then came Mercenaries Saga 2, which came out in 2015 on Nintendo 3DS, then eventually on Android and iOS.

The third and final title Mercenaries Saga 3 was released on 2016 exclusively for Nintendo 3DS. So, as CIRCLE Ent. is bringing Mercenaries Saga Chronicles, we are getting all three games together much like an anthology. You can also consider the tiles as remaster edition because originally the Mercenaries Saga game series used to run on 240p resolution which is going to be enhanced to a 1080p resolution for Nintendo Switch. So, that definitely bridges the graphical gap between the new take on the game and the predecessor versions.

However, at the moment we cannot say anything about how much the game will cost or there are no official release date announced by CIRCLE Ent. yet. Plus, this time the series is going to see a Western release after all, which will be a great move by the developer and the publishers.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Payday 2 Nintendo Switch Release Date

Cooperative first-person shooter Payday 2 from Overkill Studios going to made it to the list of Nintendo Switch port and we couldn't be happier hearing that. Swedish publisher company Starbreeze Studio is currently working with Overkill to bring this successful sequel to Switch. Plus, the Switch version of the game will feature a timed exclusive character Joy, who will take part in the heist along with the rest of the crew members of the gang.

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Payday 2 Nintendo Switch Release Date

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Watch the video below from the game's producer Almir Listo on behalf of Overkill Studios with a message related to the Switch port release.




Lately, Nintendo Switch became one of the most successful consoles of recent history upon its 2017 release and all of it happened in less than one year. Games like Batman: The Telltale Series, Battle Chasers: Nightwar, Doom, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Wolfenstein II. So, Payday 2 had it coming along with other games that are getting ported to Switch. This version will be ready to run on both portable and tabletop modes with a brand-new interface.

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Payday 2 on Nintendo Switch has some unique highlights that we came to know and one of them is the dynamic scenarios of the game that will lead out the heist differently each time. There are five skill trees including Mastermind, Enforcer, Ghost, Technician and Fugitive available for customizing and master over time. A wholly new mask system is introduced along with a vast armory to modify at will whether its assault rifle or sniper. You can also join with four of your friends in local multiplayer using the CRIME.NET feature.

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Payday 2 was originally released back in 2013 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Afterwards, a Crimewave Edition of the game with over 30 different DLC packages was released only for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. The game will roughly cost you $49.99 only when it is out on Nintendo Switch this February 27, 2018. Reportedly, there is a sequel titled Payday 3 already in works and this surely is very good news for the fans of this game.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 for Nintendo Switch

The Game Awards 2017 was an event of many exciting announcements and Nintendo had some up their sleeves for Nintendo Switch owners too. Apparently, Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 are heading towards Switch and this is actually true. Now, the two games will come in a bundle but only Bayonetta 2 will come out as a physical copy and players have to get the first game of the series digitally.

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Bayonetta 1 and 2 for Nintendo Switch

This Bayonetta bundle will be headed towards Switch on February 16, 2017 and we already know that there is a third game in development stage. So, as long as Bayonetta 3 doesn't come out and if you have a Switch, it would be only logical to get these two games and keep playing.

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Now let's discuss the pricing of the two games for a moment to clear things out. The physical copy for the two games will cost you $60 and it will get you a code for Bayonetta digital download. If you buy Bayonetta 2 from Nintendo Switch eShop, you will be charged $50 and then you can get the first game of the series for only $10. However, if you just want to purchase Bayonetta from the Switch eShop then you just have to spend $30 and for another $30 you can get Bayonetta 2 as well.

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The first Bayonetta game was released on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2009. Then on 2014, came a Wii U version of it and Bayonetta 2 came along for the same platform. Those who hadn't had a Wii U device have missed the chance to experience the guilty pleasures of the hack and slash fun it offers. Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 are one of the finest action games that PlatinumGames have ever created.