Showing posts with label Nintendo Switch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nintendo Switch. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Dead Cells: The Bad Seed DLC Out Now

Expand rogue-like universe of Dead Cells with The Bad Seed DLC expansion, out now on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

As part of post-launch support, a new DLC expansion for 2018 roguelike metroidvania title Dead Cells was announced by indie studios Evil Empire and Motion Twin last year, which is out now on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

All newcomer and veteran players can to try out this first-ever paid DLC titled Dead Cells: The Bad Seed in same difficulty level of original base game featuring two new early levels, a boss character, companion, new enemies and weapons.

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Dead Cells: The Bad Seed DLC Out Now

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To celebrate launch of their latest content, Motion Twin has revealed a quirky new animated short today.

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The Bad Seed expansion introduces a two-handed weapon called Scythe to tear through anything on your way. New enemies include blowgunners, carnivorous plants, jerkshrooms, mushroom men, ticks and yeeters on new biomes.

You would start off from Arboretum, which is a greenhouse location full of mushrooms and other plants. Many of these vegetations would like to get a piece of The Prisoner but he can always use them for quick vertical movement.

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Ruins of Arboretum

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There is a little friend lurking around that would befriend you and then attack anyone who comes closer to you. Then head over to Morass of the Banished, which is a swamp area filled with danger and pointy things to hurt you badly.

Surviving its perilous surroundings and unsuspecting ambushes from group of hostile locals will take you to The Nest where you will finally have a major boss fight against Mama Tick, a massive mutant creature with many eyes and claws.

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Noxious Swamp Area

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Bad Seed DLC is priced $4.99 only and is released in an attempt to support dev team's effort in continuous free updates. Evil Empire is already working hard on lining up more content and major gameplay overhauls for near future.

Dead Cells is currently available on sale for both Steam and Xbox One platform at 30% discount. A collection bundle of main game and recent DLC pack is also out offering 10% off on PC version and 20% for console players right now.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

The Outer Worlds for Nintendo Switch Delayed Due to Coronavirus

Because of recent Coronavirus outbreak, Nintendo Switch port of The Outer Worlds is now delayed indefinitely.

Ahead of its release on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms, developer Obsidian Entertainment revealed plans to launch a Nintendo Switch version of their 2019 sci-fi action role-playing game The Outer Worlds.

An official date for Switch release of TOW was confirmed by publisher Private Division earlier but that has now been delayed indefinitely due to studio close down that was developing the port, following recent Coronavirus outbreak in China.

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The Outer Worlds for Nintendo Switch Delayed Due to Coronavirus

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Singaporean developer Virtuos was tasked to port The Outer Worlds on Switch, which was originally scheduled to arrive on March 6, 2020. However, they had to close down all of their Chinese offices in wake of a sudden epidemic.

This unfortunate event is causing an unexpected delay to overall work progress and dev team will need more time to complete development. As soon as a new launch window is worked out by Virtous team, it will be revealed very soon.

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Private Division has announced this news of delay on their official Twitter account alongside more details.

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Previously, Switch version of TOW was planned for a physical release without a cartridge but a download code in an empty case. This was seen as a cash grab move by majority of player community and was criticized on social media.

Whether or not as a response to that feedback, Private Division will now include a game card for physical package of The Outer Worlds. Hopefully, people would appreciate their decision to offer actual value rather than just a code in a box.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Breath of the Wild Sequel Title and Gameplay Details Leaked

Recent leak at 4chan board claims that upcoming Breath of the Wild sequel is titled "Bond of the Triforce".

It was a huge shocker to many fans for developer/publisher Nintendo coming out announcing a sequel to acclaimed 2017 action-adventure game Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild during Nintendo Direct presentation at E3 2019.

Since then, not much have been out there that players know about but most recently, a new leak from image-based online bulletin board 4chan may have revealed a title for the game along with some exciting gameplay details.

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Breath of the Wild Sequel Title and Gameplay Details Leaked

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Original forum post for alleged leak has now been deleted that initially claimed that title for upcoming Breath of the Wild 2 is going to be "The Legend of Zelda: Bond of the Triforce" and it will be confirmed in a new trailer very soon.

A new feature will allow you to switch between Link and Zelda when they are in dungeons. Link is only playable character and Zelda can only assist him with her latest ability to change weather as she has harnessed the power of nature.

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Same leak has also stated that animals are to have bigger roles in Bond of the Triforce and players will be able to ride a bear. Moreover, new enemies and items will make debut, aside from a magic gauge, likely to be for Zelda.

Slingshot will return and one of those new items is supposedly be a plow-looking weapon to deal with large group of enemies at once. This "leaker" can be making things up or could have legit inside information but there is no way to confirm that.

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Since it has been sources from 4chan, people will be well advised to take this news with a considerable amount of salt. Then again, there has been many examples of authentic Nintendo game leaks in past on same site as well.

A new rumor has hinted of a Nintendo Direct video earlier and it may reveal a new trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Bond of the Triforce after all. Or players can just look up to find out more of BoTW sequel game later this year at E3 2020.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

The Outer Worlds Nintendo Switch Release Date

Obsidian has finally revealed a release date for Nintendo Switch version of sci-fi RPG title The Outer Worlds.

Even before 2019 sci-fi action role-playing game The Outer Worlds could launch on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a Nintendo Switch version was confirmed by developer Obsidian Entertainment and publisher Private Division.

Original announcement for a port for Switch console of the game came from senior producer Matthew Singh of Obsidian by end of July last year and now an official date set for launch is revealed to be on March 6, 2020.

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The Outer Worlds Nintendo Switch Release Date

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Upon release, TOW will become available on Nintendo eShop for digital download priced $59.99 only. Simultaneously, a physical version will also arrive on retail stores with a download code inside its box and no game cartridge.

This is a huge bummer for collectors who simply don't want to buy an empty case without a game card, which essentially means that many Switch owners would have to purchase an extra SD card after paying its full price already.

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After this news was reported by Destructoid, Twitter user @Nibellion has pointed it out by posting an image.

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The Outer Worlds base game has a file size of nearly 20 GB on PS4 console and Private Division could have easily ported that on Switch if they wanted to. Even for downloading TOW from eShop and play, players would still require a cartridge.

Bethesda pulled such a trick with physical release of their latest co-op shooter title Wolfenstein: Youngblood. However, CD Projekt Red has fitted The Witcher 3 main game and all post-launch DLCs into a single SD card for a Switch release.

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Obsidian has teamed-up with Virtuos, who previously worked on Switch port of Dark Souls: Remastered and L.A. Noire. Also, a story-based DLC expansion is announced to release this year to show support to player community.

The Outer Worlds mostly received positive reviews aside from some criticism for its timed-exclusivity at Epic Games Store. It will be more fun for Nintendo Switch players to enjoy this acclaimed sci-fi RPG on portable system.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Dead Cells: The Bad Seed DLC Release Date

Motion Twin to release first-ever paid DLC expansion for Dead Cells titled The Bad Seed on February 11.

In response to overwhelming positive reception and universal acclaim, developer/publisher Motion Twin has offered players of 2018 roguelike metroidvania game Dead Cells a number of free content updates since its release.

In December 2019, Motion Twin announced the game's first-ever paid DLC expansion The Bad Seed for Q1 2020, which is now scheduled to arrive for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 11, 2020.

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Dead Cells: The Bad Seed DLC Release Date

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A brand-new gameplay trailer for Dead Cells: The Bad Seed is also released to offer a glimpse of what is coming.

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Priced for $4.99 only, upcoming DLC will introduce two new levels to play through; The Arboretum and The Swamp. You will be unlocking new abilities and a bunch of cool weapons while exploring these new territories.

Some newly added enemy type will be joining alongside older ones and there will be a creepy boss fight at the end. In terms of difficulty level, it will give you a tough time on par with The Concierge boss from original base game.

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Also, players who would love to get nostalgic and enjoy early versions of the game can now do so following release of The Legacy Update. This patch will easily allow you go back from any recent phase to even Early Access build.

Evil Empire and Motion Twin looks forward to support continued development of Dead Cells with its first paid DLC pack. Instead of making change to ending, new biomes will be added to main game via The Bad Seed content expansion.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Doom Eternal Won't Have Micro-Transactions

Hugo Martin, creative director for Doom Eternal has stated to have no micro-transactions or in-game store.

Fans were initially bummed out when upcoming first-person shooter game Doom Eternal was delayed from a 2019 release schedule and is now only months away from its launch on March 20, 2020 for Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Due to recent track record of games released by publisher Bethesda Softworks in recent years, players were worried about its in-game economics and creative director Hugo Martin has assured of having no micro-transactions or loot boxes.

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Doom Eternal Won't Have Micro-Transactions

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These days, you can never be assured that you will get your hands on all content of any AAA-game after purchasing it for a $60 full-price because of predatory monetization practices by major publishers but not when raising Hell on Earth.

Doom Slayer will only be able to unlock skins and it would only take XP in exchange, no real-world money. Martin highlights that there are no outside resources other than skills that you can trade to earn in-game cosmetic items.

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In a private Facebook group for Doom series fans, Hugo Martin came out confirming no micro-transactions.

Eternal is a $60 game, not a free-to-play game or a mobile game - we are giving u a complete experience with no store just like you'd expect.

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Not only are they staying away from including any pay-to-win mechanics, there won't be an item shop either for unnecessary in-store purchases. All you can get for Doomguy is various outfits with precious XP points or ignore them entirely.

In 2016, Bethesda has avoided such monetary efforts for Doom but released paid DLC packs on multiplayer modes. All of them were made free a year later with release of Update 6.66 with additional reworks for progression system and mechanics.

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In a time when every major company in video game industry is trying to rip off their customer by costing extra over actual price of an entertainment product they already paid, such effort would likely be very appreciated by consumers.

Doom Eternal is a follow-up sequel to Doom from 2016 by developer id Software, which is set to arrive soon on all major platforms. A port for Nintendo Switch was announced during its official reveal that currently awaits a release date.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Metro Redux Coming to Nintendo Switch

4A Games is bringing ultimate double game collection of Metro Redux for Nintendo Switch next month.

Originally debuted almost a decade ago on all major gaming platforms, critically-acclaimed first-person shooter survival horror game series Metro from developer 4A Games and publisher Deep Silver is coming to Nintendo Switch.

Later, a definitive version of two-game bundle released as Metro Redux that collects Metro 2033 and its sequel Metro: Last Light. Currently available for pre-order, Switch version will arrive by end of next month, on February 28, 2020.

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Metro Redux Coming to Nintendo Switch

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In a brief new official announcement trailer, key-aspects of Metro Redux for Switch are highlighted.

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4A Games have ported these classic remakes for Switch console from ground up including all DLC content from both games. Players will be able to choose between "Spartan" and "Survival" modes to experience main story campaign.

Ordering a physical edition from select retailers in advance will get you a Ranger Cache pre-order pack, which features a double sided alternate artwork inlay, double sided art cards, game case sleeve, pin badge set and A2 double sided poster.

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Ranger Cache Pre-Order Pack

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Metro franchise is based on novels of same name by author Dmitry Glukhovsky, where you play as Artyom, a member of Spartan Ranger who is trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic Russia and fighting mutant horrors in Moscow underground.

Metro Redux was released back in 2014 as a single package and will become available for Nintendo Switch in a 16GB cartridge. Deep Silver has also announced individual launch of both 2033 and Last Light Redux digitally on eShop.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

BioShock: The Collection for Nintendo Switch Leaked

A recent leak on Taiwanese rating board suggests BioShock: The Collection for Nintendo Switch is coming soon.

Right after recent confirmation from publisher 2K Games of a new BioShock game being in works under developer Cloud Chamber, series fans are excited about this acclaimed first-person shooter franchise once again in years.

Lately, a leak from Taiwanese Ratings Board shows BioShock: The Collection for Nintendo Switch is rated in Taiwan. There are individual listings for Switch release of BioShock, BioShock 2 and BioShock Infinite but all without any launch dates.

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BioShock: The Collection for Nintendo Switch Leaked

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This definitive collection was originally released back in 2016 for Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms as a bundle of remastered versions of BioShock trilogy including all bonus contents and related single-player DLC packs.

There was rumor for past few years that 2K is secretly working on next installment of the series, which has been revealed to be true earlier. Maybe a reintroduction to older titles is their strategy of renewing players' interest in BioShock saga.

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Among many notable key-features of these titles, multiplayer mode of BioShock 2 would not likely to be included though. Currently, titular remastered collection for Switch has been listed on shooter genre with no other major details.

Taiwanese ratings board generally serves as an equivalent of ESBR in video game market region for Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. Often times, leaks discovered on their website eventually turns into an official announcement.

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Nintendo usually showcase all of their upcoming third-party Switch titles ahead of release at Nintendo Direct video presentation. It is also possible for all three games to make their debut on Switch console as individual release.

From BioShock of 2007 to 2013's Infinite, all three games of the series were developed by Irrational Games. 2K Games didn't clarify whether their latest title in development is a mainline entry or a reboot but it surely is a significant one.

Doom Eternal Second Trailer

Witness an all-new official trailer for Doom Eternal and see Doomguy raze Hell by tearing up demon hordes.

Just like its 1993 original predecessor, 2016 reboot of first-person shooter game Doom has been a great success for developer id Software and publisher Bethesda Softworks, leading them to work on a sequel titled Doom Eternal.

Previously set to release nearing end of 2018, its launch date for Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has been pushed to March 20, 2020. With more story bits, Bethesda its second official trailer a few months ahead of launch.

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Doom Eternal Second Trailer

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In latest Doom Eternal trailer, major enemies like Gladiator and Marauder are shown alongside Crucible in action.

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Hell on Earth is unleashed all of a sudden when demonic forces start popping up from portals everywhere. To save humanity from total annihilation, Doomguy makes his imminent return from his unfortunate exile in a capsule.

Needless to say, this is the fateful day that all demons have feared till date to face when Doom Slayer comes to collect. Though he has not many words to express his disgust at them, his heavy firepower and mighty fists will do.

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Before jumping into a streak of unending hostilely, a silhouette of main protagonist is briefly seen. Some quick gameplay displays more creative ways to ensure loads of glory kills during his encounter with many new and old enemy types.

Aside from his wide-range of arsenal to rip and tear through hordes of demons, our beloved space marine will be wielding sword-like artifact known as Crucible to slice off all unearthly demonic filth and probably close portals to Hell.

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Though recent trailer is largely focused on single-player campaign, there will hopefully be another one on brand-new multiplayer Battlemode of this rebooted sequel that has been one of the most-anticipated games of 2020.

Doom Eternal has also been hinted to arrive on Nintendo Switch at some point but there is no official release date yet. Pre-order bonus includes bonus level, digital download for Doom 64, Doot Revenant and Throwback Shotgun skin.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Doom and Doom 2 Gets 60 FPS Support

In a latest update, Bethesda adds 60 FPS, quick saves and add-on support for classic Doom games re-releases.

In a rather surprising move, classic first-person shooter games Doom, Doom II and Doom 3 were re-released back in July 2019 during keynote events of QuakeCon for Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Even though they were well received, these games were not without some shortcomings in terms of save functions and visuals but a recent update from publisher Bethesda Softworks has attempted to address them on all platforms.

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Doom and Doom 2 Gets 60 FPS Support

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According to official press release, both Doom and Doom 2 is getting native 60 FPS support from its original 35 FPS cap. This drastic increase of frame rates will let Slayers roam more freely around circles of Hell shooting demons.

To help out many enthusiastic speedrunners and survivors of Nightmare difficulty, Quick Save has been enabled. At any point, pause the game and start instantly from your Load Game using L/L1/LB buttons depending on your platform.

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Add-on feature will enable players to enjoy additional content, which are free to download. Community episodes and megawads for these games from a curated list will be included, with more coming soon based on fan feedback.

This update also offers original campaign SIGIL by Doom co-creator and renowned designer John Romero along with two map packs TNT: Evilution and The Plutonia Experiment that came out on launch of Final Doom back in 1996.

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Moreover, expected features like Aspect Ratio, Brightness options, improved Level Select function, performance optimization, quality-of-life adjustments, Quick Weapon Select feature and split-screen HUD are newly added as well.

Aside from reviving old-school titles of Doom franchise, Bethesda is working with developer id Software on a sequel to 2016 series reboot titled Doom Eternal that is currently scheduled to arrive on March 20, 2020 for all major platforms.

Pokémon Direct January 2020

Latest Pokémon Direct livestream from Nintendo unveils some exciting news and updates for Pokémon fans.

Earlier this month, a leaked image of product listings from GameStop featuring upcoming Nintendo Switch games has led fans to believe that a Nintendo Direct video showcase is imminent, which turns out to be slightly true after all.

Shortly after this rumor starts flying around, Nintendo has officially confirmed that a new Pokémon Direct livestream is all set for January 9, 6:30 AM PT/9:30 AM EDT with some exciting new details on Pokémon franchise of games.

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Pokémon Direct January 2020

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Below is over 20-minutes long presentation from recent Direct by Nintendo that is focused on Pokémon related news.

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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX | Demo

Two classic Pokémon games of 2006 from Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS are finally coming to Nintendo Switch after over a decade. Blue Rescue Team and Red Rescue Team are both being newly remade into one single title.

Although no extension of roster is offered, it will receive stunning new visuals as well as Mega Evolutions. Re-branded for a new generation of console, Rescue Team DX is scheduled to launch on March 6, 2020.

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Marked as most recent entry in Mystery Dungeon series since 2015, this remake title is scheduled to launch on March 6, 2020 and publisher Pokemon Company has already dropped a playable demo for this remake at Nintendo eShop.

No Pokémon from Galar region, nor any Dynamax or Gigantamax abilities are featured in its logo or promotional trailer. Rescue Team DX will be sending players off to compete with Pokémon rivals into random dungeons to fulfill missions.

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Pokémon Home | Nintendo Switch
Announced back in May 2019, Pokémon Home is a cloud-based storage system that would work with games like Pokémon Go, Pokémon: Let's Go! and Pokémon Sword/Shield, enabling players to store and transfer their Pokémon.

Nintendo is planning to make Pokémon Home their primary storage solution in future as a modern-day successor to Pokémon Bank app. It will let players trade between their friends either locally or anywhere in world via online.

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Aside from running on Switch systems, now people will also be able to access the app from Android and iOS mobile devices unlike Pokémon Bank system for 3DS platform that in past used to limit features to its own consoles only.

However, you cannot transfer your Pokémon to deposit or withdraw them for any older titles of the franchise. Set to arrive in February 2020, people are only allowed to transfer Pokémon into Sword and Shield through this cloud service.

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There was no release announcement on recent livestream other than Rescue Team DX and major parts of today's video showcase were largely focused on in-depth details of newly revealed Sword and Shield expansions.

Though many thought there will be a lot of discussion regarding Pokémon Home, it somewhat got a reference at the end of Pokémon Direct. Hopefully, Nintendo will let players know more about this storage solution ahead of its launch.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Dragon Quest XII Confirmed

In a recent Tweet on New Year, Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii reveals working on Dragon Quest XII from 2019.

Almost two years after original release, acclaimed 2017 role-playing game Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age from developer/publisher Square Enix has managed to sell over 5.5 million copies worldwide by the end of 2019.

According to series creator Yuji Horii, production of Dragon Quest XII has been on a roll following up to that success. However, fans need not to be very excited as the anticipated JRPG sequel is not coming out anytime soon.

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Dragon Quest XII Confirmed

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Horii stated that one of the achievements that he and his team had in 2019 is that they were able to start working on DQ XI sequel. His announcement is a clear confirmation of past reports that claim the game to be in currently in works.

It wasn't until last year, when an enhanced version of Dragon Quest XI saw launch on Nintendo Switch and that same year, protagonist character Hero became a playable character for crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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In his New Year's message to fans, Horii has revealed development of DQ XII in a Tweet that has been translated later.

Last year we started with publishing the movie Dragon Quest: Your Story, then releasing the Switch version of Dragon Quest 11, the mobile version of DQ Walk, the announcement of The Adventure of Dai anime along with its game adaptation, the production of [DQ] 12 and more; even now after 33 years have passed since I made the 1st game, I feel very glad that I can do new challenges like these. Thank you very much to all users who have cheered on Dragon Quest until now, and also to all of the many staff members who have supported me. I don’t know how long I can go on, but I feel like I want to do my best just a little bit more. I hope this year will be an amazing year to everyone. I’m looking forward to work together in this year.

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Aside from Dragon Quest series creator working on a follow-up title, recent success of Dragon Quest 11 has led to Square Enix teaming-up with developer Omega Force to launch action RPG sandbox building game Dragon Quest Builders 2 last year.

Considering usual duration of development cycles, Dragon Quest XII will not likely to come out before 2021 or later and when it does, it would probably see release on Switch, PC and PlayStation 5, since the latter is releasing in 2020.

Monday, December 30, 2019

Untitled Goose Game Hits 1 Million Sales

Indie developer studio House House celebrates recent milestone of 1 million units sold for Untitled Goose Game.

Shortly after its original release back in September 2019 for Nintendo Switch and PC via Epic Games Store, quirky puzzle-stealth title Untitled Goose Game by developer House House became very popular and gained a huge following.

This smash-hit indie eventually made debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms in mid-December. Within three months of launch, the game has now sold over a million copies according to announcement form publisher Panic.

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Untitled Goose Game Hits 1 Million Sales

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What started as an inside spoof within circles of dev team with a stock photo of a goose has sprung into waves of conversations, fan art and memes over various channels of social media worldwide, making it an internet phenomenon.

They decided to keep its unusual name after coming up with it before a video game festival and then it stuck. None of them though that putting people in the role of a mischievous goose to bully a small English village would be so much fun.

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Studio co-founder Cabel Sasser takes Twitter to thank fans for their amazing support to their second indie project.

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Crossing over a million sales is quite an achievement regardless of being a major AAA-title or a brand-new indie game. Majority of this number was generated from Linux, Mac, PC and Switch release before it came to PS4 and Xbox only weeks ago.

It is also worth noting that, many players on PC platform were only able to purchase the game from Epic Store, due to it being a timed exclusive and a possible Steam release can contribute to an impressive amount to overall revenue.

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Now this amazing milestone has only increased chances of seeing more of slapstick winged fury in future, which could be a sequel or a DLC. Developers have yet to confirm whether or not there are any possibilities for some extra content.

Stealth-based sandbox title Untitled Goose Game offers a highly engaging experience even though relatively short in length and a simplistic approach to a goofy concept is what helped win the hearts of millions of fans for UGG.

Friday, December 13, 2019

The Outer Worlds First DLC Coming in 2020

Obsidian has announced story-based DLC for their acclaimed RPG game The Outer Worlds, coming next year.

Only months after release on all major platforms, sci-fi action role-playing game The Outer Worlds has managed to be nominated as a contender for "Game of the Year" title at The Game Awards 2019 but lost to Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

Nevertheless, developer Obsidian Entertainment is very much thankful to all players who supported their effort by nominating them and announces to release a new story-based DLC next year to further expand the narrative.

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The Outer Worlds First DLC Coming in 2020

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Social media manager for Obsidian forum conveyed this news from developers in a recent post to say thanks for support they received from player community but no official release window for upcoming expansion is given yet.

Despite frequent requests from fans, there has been no mention of DLC plans for TOW in forums or subreddits up until now. Whether or not they will make this a free offering or premium release has to be cleared as well.

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Official statement posted in forum gave out no more details other than promising a new DLC for next year.

The reception to The Outer Worlds has been unbelievable to see, and even just being nominated means a lot. However, the journey isn't over yet as we are excited to announce that we will be expanding the story through DLC next year! Details will be made available at a later date.

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Obsidian received three nominations in three categories; Best RPG, Best Narrative and Game of the Year at TGA 2019. Voice actor Ashly Burch (Horizon Zero Dawn, Life Is Strange) was chosen as well for her performance in role of Parvati Holcomb.

The Outer Worlds from developer Obsidian Entertainment and publisher Private Division is out now on PC via Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with a Nintendo Switch version scheduled to arrive at some point in 2020.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Dauntless Out On Switch, Adds Cross-Play

Free-to-play multiplayer monster-hunting game Dauntless launches on Nintendo Switch with cross-platform support.

Back in June, it was announced at a Nintendo Direct episode that free-to-play action role-playing game Dauntless will come to Nintendo Switch hybrid console later this year but there was no set official release date.

In latest Indie World Showcase by Nintendo, the game makes its Switch debut along other indie titles including new content expansion update Stormchasers, cross-play and cross-progression support for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Dauntless Out On Switch, Adds Cross-Play

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To celebrate Switch release, players are given exclusive Skyfighter armor and Skymetal weapon set as a special bonus cosmetic set. Hunters are encouraged to download and claim this free pack, available right now at Nintendo eShop.

Today also marks the launch of Dauntless in Japan for all available platforms with character and full subtitle support. Players can simply head over to Epic Games Store to change language settings or select console language to Japanese.

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Exclusive Skyfighter Pack

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Stormchasers marks to be the biggest free content update for Dauntless till date that will add a new game mode called Escalation, which is a hunt where players are getting into an epic Maelstrom and face powerful Behemoths.

Unstable aetheric field generated from this violent storm as well as all monsters are a threat to Ramsgate and must be destroyed. In some cases, you will be facing two Behemoths at once with little aid from a varied range of Amps.

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New Behemoth Malkarion

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Escalation introduces roguelike gameplay elements thorough procedurally generated encounters with these monsters, therefore ensuring none of your hunting run are the same and allow players to earn more talent points.

A brand-new behemoth named Malkarion will arrive as an ultimate boss or running season for Hunters to take on. When available on Escalation hunts, Slayers can turn this Behemoth into mount if they will, thanks to a unique new mechanic.

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An Epic Maelstrom

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This monster-hunting multiplayer action game has amassed over 16 million players so far on all currently available platforms. With its recent release on Switch, those numbers are surely going up even higher when more people will join.

Nintendo Switch release of Dauntless and inclusion of cross-play feature has fulfilled a long-cherished goal of both developer Phoenix Labs and publisher Epic Games to make it available for players to enjoy together across all devices.

Nintendo Indie World Showcase December 2019

Latest and final Indie World Showcase video stream from Nintendo drops upcoming line of indie games.

To wrap up this year with some more news and surprise announcements on upcoming indie games coming to Nintendo Switch console, latest Indie World Showcase hits today with a 20-minute long presentation from Nintendo.

Getting a special highlight on these video presentations, indie developers are bringing lot of third-party games to Switch as well as ports of popular old releases with platform specific special features and exclusive content.

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Nintendo Indie World Showcase December 2019

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Most recent episode of Indie World Showcase comes with a bunch of unexpected titles for Nintendo handheld.

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Sports Story | Nintendo Switch

An awaited sequel to Golf Story, role-playing sports adventure game Sports Story is coming next year from developer/publisher Sidebar Games. Staying true to its 2017 predecessor, the game retains the same old light-hearted tone with new twists.

Aside from golf, players will use their wide-array of sports skill of baseball, soccer, tennis, volleyball and lots of new gameplay mechanics to take out enemies or obstacles to proceed through dungeons and secret locations in-game.

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Streets of Rage 4 | Nintendo Switch

Revealed back in August 2018, developer DotEmu never confirmed release platforms of upcoming side-scrolling beat 'em up game Streets of Rage 4 for a year and this hotly-anticipated title is now set to arrive on Nintendo Switch at launch.

Recent trailer introduces new unlockable fighter character Adam Hunter from original Streets of Rage game from 1991. Adam will join an all-star roster of old friends Axel Stone, Blaze Fielding and his daughter Cherry Hunter in SoR4.

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Gleamlight | Nintendo Switch

Set for an early 2020 release, Gleamlight is a 2D platform adventure game from DICO and D3 Publisher that looks awfully lot like Hollow Knight and puts player into a role of a sword to fight legion of enemies in a strange world.

Choosing to go for a minimalistic approach, developers choose to get rid of any UI and designed the game in a way, where you will not need one. There won't be any dialogue either but you will be guided in your play all the way through.

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Bake 'N Switch | Nintendo Switch

Get ready to grab some cute little dough creatures and bake them into a big one to please the Guardians of the Dough before your time finally runs out. Those who seek out greater challenge can try out their luck in a brutal in PvP mode as well.

Couch co-op title Bake 'n Switch from developer/publisher Streamline Games, which is a blend of chaotic kitchen sim and party brawler. A perfect fit for Switch console, this four-player cooking misadventure is coming out in summer 2020.

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SuperMash | Nintendo Switch

Prepare to unleash you creative potentials in a game that actually lets you create new game titled SuperMash by mashing two different genres into one. Credit for creating this weird yet thoughtful indie goes to developer/publisher Digital Continue.

You can be mixing JRPG elements with classic platforming aspects while sprinkling some popular tropes from your favorite games to make something truly amazing or even ended up creating a game that no one wants to play at all.

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The Talos Principle | Deluxe Edition

Aside from making hardcore first-person shooter series Serious Sam, developer Croteam worked on a critically-acclaimed puzzle game The Talos Principle that was published by Devolver and now is launching on Switch today.

Players explore their surrounding environment to find clues to solve more than 120 challenges as an android. Also, Road to Gehenna expansion comes along to navigate through more maze-like courses using logic among ancient runes.

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Dauntless | Nintendo Switch

When free-to-play action RPG title Dauntless was announced back in August 2019, developer Phoenix Labs didn't reveal a definitive date for its release but had plans for lunch later this year and finally, that time has come.

This monster-hunting multiplayer experience is coming with cross-play and cross-progression support. Players can also get their hands on bonus cosmetic set Skyfighter Pack, exclusively available now at Nintendo eShop.

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Biggest announcements out of recent Indie World Showcase of Nintendo was most likely to be surprise announcement of Axiom Verge 2 and Dauntless arriving on Switch with option to play across platforms including transferring progress.

Even before 2020 arrives, catalog of indie games for Nintendo Switch seems pretty much packed already with all of recent Nintendo Direct livestream episodes and many will definitely join its growing lineup with more title reveals.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Dead Cells: The Bad Seed DLC Expansion Announced

Motion Twin has announced release of first paid DLC expansion The Bad Seed for Dead Cells in Q1 2020.

After spending a year on Early Access phase, roguelike metroidvania game Dead Cells from developer/publisher Motion Twin finally came out on August 2018 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

Players have been receiving frequent updates including first free DLC, Rise of the Giant earlier this year. Today, developers have announced plans to deliver their first-ever paid content The Bad Seed for "Best Action Game" of 2018.

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Dead Cells: The Bad Seed DLC Expansion Announced

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Motion Twin has released an official teaser trailer offering a glimpse of what to come and get a slight idea.

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The Bad Seed will arrive in Q1 2020 as first paid DLC for Dead Cells on all available platforms and priced $4.99 only. This premium model will allow dev team to continue producing more free content and major updates in future.

Currently, at least two years worth playable content are on planned roadmap of the studio that largely depends on its success. Regularly introducing new improvements like creatures and secret areas will only increase replayability of the game.

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This brand-new DLC will feature two levels for The Prisoner protagonist to explore around, which are just alternative routes from early game. Some old enemies will return in Arboretum and Swamp biomes before enter a creepy boss fight.

Aside from new adversaries, players will get their hands on a giant scythe weapon to wield and a mushroom buddy to keep company. Despite being known for difficulty, devs are planning to make the DLC more accessible for everyone.

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To wrap up holiday season of this year, developers are in work for another major update that they intended for long and while nothing about it is revealed yet, it is quite safe to assume that it would arrive before upcoming DLC next year.

Upon handing over development of Dead Cells to a new studio named Evil Empire earlier this year to continue post-launch support, Motion Twin has been working on two new prototype projects and will likely to reveal them very soon.