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

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Post-Launch Content Roadmap

Ahead of global launch, upcoming post-launch content roadmap for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 is revealed at SDCC 2019.

Already boasting a massive roster of playable heroes and villains, action role-playing game Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order by developer Team Ninja and publisher Nintendo is planning to bring some more known character.

In a latest reveal at San Diego Comic-Con panel, Marvel bad boy Loki of Asgard has been confirmed to be a playable character. Also, post-launch DLC roadmap for MUA3 is discussed in details including their content and official release dates.

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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Post-Launch Content Roadmap

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Fans of Asgardian trickster may have seen him last in 2018's Marvel Cinematic Universe live-action movie Avengers: Infinity War but he is about to show up as an in-game boss character and even join band of heroes to help fight Thanos.

Popular heroes from X-Men team, Cyclops and Colossus are about to debut as free post-launch DLC on August 30, 2019. A fearless mutant leader and Soviet powerhouse are surely some finest addition to an ever-increasing roster.

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Cyclops and Colossus Free DLC

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Three extra downloadable content packs will follow up that are part of its Season Pass worth $19.99 only. Each one of these unique themed expansions for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 will release roughly three months after.

However, Cyclops and Colossus are only tip of the iceberg that Team Ninja has planned and won't be a part of DLC 3, which will be X-Men themed. Hopefully, they will add protagonists like Emma Frost, Gambit and Jean Grey/Phoenix.

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Nintendo previously announced at E3 2019 and now detailed on first wave of content from Expansion Pass of upcoming Marvel brawler. First DLC will include Marvel Knights characters Blade, Moon Knight, Morbius and Punisher.

Titled Curse of the Vampire as a nod to 2010 Marvel crossover-event, a roster featuring anti-heroes such as a brutal vigilante, a living blood-sucker, a seasoned vampire hunter and a supernatural avenger only hints to a hardcore storyline.

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DLC Pack 1 Features Marvel Knights

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An action-packed official launch trailer is dropped at SDCC 2019 with a brief overview of MUA3 gameplay and plot.




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The video opens up with Odin Allfather is talking to members of Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy about an upcoming galactic threat, which is Thanos. Standing beside them is God of Mischief, Loki to offer his help in their quest.

The Black Order members Corvus Glaive, Cull Obsidian, Ebony Maw, Proxima Midnight and Supergiant go through a monologue of how the heroes will inevitably fail to thwart an all-out extinction these minions were planning for a while.

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Thanos and The Black Order

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DLC Pack 1 will become available from September 30, 2019, with its new modes, unique set of playable characters and story. Following release of Marvel Knights: Curse of the Vampire, more content related to Fantastic Four and X-Men will come out.

Nintendo Switch-exclusive superhero smackdown title Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is about to launch on July 19, 2019 ten years after the last game of MUA franchise to return with a brand-new continuity.

Loki Joins Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3

The God of Mischief, Loki of Asgard is confirmed as playable character in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3.

Assembling many key characters of Marvel Universe, developer Team Ninja and publisher Nintendo is bringing Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order for Nintendo Switch as third installment of the action role-playing game series.

Marvel Games have showcased many known superhero and villains joining MUA3 and at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, they revealed to include Loki, The God of Mischief as newest member of existing roster and 35th playable character.

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Loki Joins Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3

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An early trailer actually revealed that Loki will show up as a boss for the game but SDCC 2019 has finally confirmed his stance to also lending a hand to alliance of heroes against Thanos during official launch trailer release.

Loki Laufeyson marks the third boss character aside from Magneto and Venom who is also available for play. Asgardian trickster will charge at his opponents with icy attacks using his iconic sceptre and cast power of illusion.

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MUA3 offer players special "Team Bonus" for combining villains into a team and since three of them serves as bosses, you would probably require to defeat Loki, Magneto and Venom to unlock them before adding them to your team.

Keeping shape-changing lord of all liars from Asgard into your group allows players extra advantage like access to another magic-wielding character such as Doctor Strange or Scarlet Witch, who are already part of an extended roster.

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Loki has become very popular following his appearances in Marvel Cinematic Universe live-action movies and even though his cinematic journey ended in Avengers: Infinity War, God of Mischief is set to return in his TV show on Disney+.

With a considerable number of heroes and villains featured in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, Loki will surely find his place through his links to powers of Infinity Stones and contribute to story of the Nintendo Switch-exclusive.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Nintendo Switch Lite Announced

Brand-new Nintendo Switch Lite device is announced, a cheaper, smaller version of Switch for handheld play.

For long, industry analysts and insiders were suggesting that Nintendo will be releasing a cheaper version for their next-gen hybrid console Nintendo Switch that came out in early 2017 and turns out, they were actually right.

Fans have been anticipating and requesting a smaller version focused on handheld gameplay ever since the inception of Switch. Today, Nintendo Switch Lite is finally revealed to be newest addition to Nintendo family of consoles.

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Nintendo Switch Lite Announced

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Currently scheduled to see launch on September 20, 2019, Switch Lite will be priced $199.99 only. Having almost all features of original device, no detachable Joy-Con controllers will be part of Lite despite having "Switch" as its middle name.

Whereas the original device weighs for 0.65 pounds, Lite system will come in light at 0.61 pounds and offers 3 to 7 hours of gameplay in terms of battery capacity, compared to 2.5 to 6.5 hours of lasting time for Nintendo Switch.

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Its design is entirely focused on being a portable hardware that comes out in one piece just like Game Boy or Nintendo DS systems from past. Though you can take it anywhere you want but can't connect it to a TV to enjoy big-screen play.

However, players can still get external Joy-Con support and hook up Switch Pro Controller as well. Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and NFC are sill retained with a vast Nintendo Switch library of games that supports handheld mode except some.

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Adding a new system to their extended family of devices, Nintendo offered an overview of Nintendo Switch Lite.




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Instead of becoming a replacement for Switch, some noticeable improvements on battery life, design area and a lower price point will offer a much accessible approach towards Switch library through Lite for a larger audience.

Nintendo Switch Lite marks the first revision for Switch console, expected to be available in yellow, gray and turquoise color. November 8, 2019 would see launch of Pokémon Sword and Shield special version of Lite, a week before the game arrives.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Pokémon Sword and Shield Won't Reuse Models from 3DS Games

Game Freak confirms that all models for upcoming Pokémon Sword and Shield were remade from scratch.

A decision made by developer Game Freak to limit Pokedex for their upcoming role-playing game Pokémon Sword and Shield was revealed during Nintendo's live presentation at E3 2019, which proved to be an unpopular idea among fans.

However, a new rumor came to light afterwards that they are possibly reusing models from latest 3DS games but that wild theory has been debunked in a recent Famitsu interview by Junichi Masuda and Shigeru Ohmori of Game Freak.

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Pokémon Sword and Shield Won't Reuse Models from 3DS Games

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Even though it was quite difficult for the studio to import a full Pokédex numbering more than 800 for Pokémon Sun and Moon, they managed to do it. Now that number has reached over 1,000 and a decision had to be made sooner or later.

Even though improved graphics and visual of Nintendo Switch system only increased development period, they actually rebuilt each new model from scratch for Sword and Shield, taxing more time to make animations more beautiful and lively.

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This reason was what primarily forced them to decide limiting Pokedex for Sword/Shield, so that people gets used to this change. On top of that, devs had to work on Dynamax and Mega Evolution for all Pokémon, requiring more balancing time.

Pokémon Sword and Shield will globally launch for Nintendo Switch handheld consoles on November 15, 2019. Game Freak don't intend to make players feel past Pokémon to be worthless and will find a way for them to shine in future.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Warframe: Empyrean Expansion Revealed

At TennoCon 2019, Digital Extremes revealed Empyrean expansion and a future roadmap for Warframe.

To celebrate player community of free-to-play action role playing game Warframe, annual TennoCon returns for the fourth time this year at London Convention Center with over 2,000 enthusiast attendees gathered on board.

Hosted by developer/publisher Digital Extremes, a brand-new gameplay demo for upcoming Empyrean expansion update and its features were showcased live during this massive event among many other details related to the project.

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Warframe: Empyrean Expansion Revealed

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Check out full gameplay demo of Empyrean below, straight out of official reveal stream from TennoCon 2019.




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Although an expansion in nature, they want to consider Empyrean as a content pack that will introduce players to new territory of existing in-game world, spaceship and many new upgrades to improve overall experience like past releases.

Warframe will be taking a giant leap forward with cinematic quests with more open world areas. Players will be able to explore throughout Origin System on their Railjack spacecrafts to seek missions and earn exciting reward items.

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Customize Frames and Pets

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You are allowed to use Archwing flight system to fly from ship to ship, which is a much cooler way of traversing. We saw three players head into battle from Dry Dock space garage riding a custom Railjack battleship, in live demo.

Their team reaches enemy ship using light speed travel and hit it with EMP blasts before approaching Corpus soldiers on board. Next up, those three moved to another mission to a capital ship and face-off Kuva Lich boss character.

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Squad Link Multiplayer System

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DE team showed off their new Squad Link system where members of a team can spread across a larger are and working on different parts of an objective. This connects cooperative gameplay to a new level and makes teamwork really fun.

Aside from engaging into action-packed space combat, seizing space ships or interact with NPCs, you can actually recruit them to do your bidding and more when Empyrean finally arrives and developers are working hard to deliver all that.

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Also, watch a newly launched CGI intro for Warframe by Hollywood director Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane, Portal: No Escape).




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Despite being six years late, this video is definitely a worthy introduction for a game that has grown a 50 million strong player base. It nicely encapsulates what everyone is getting into and specially will appeal to many newcomers.

Trachtenberg masterfully connects past history of the game into where we are at present in a wonderful cinematic spectacle and what kick-ass action sequence it ended up being clearly reflects his influence of Hong Kong action movies.

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Digital Extremes has not announced a definitive release date for their biggest expansion yet but we can always count on them to drop more info and a couple of more trailers to dazzle before we all jump into battle wearing cool Frames.

Warframe is currently available on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms and upcoming Empyrean expansion is focusing on tying up a larger game that received years of polishing with features and updates into one piece.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Robotics;Notes Elite Getting Western Release

Anime Expo 2019 came bearing news of Robotics;Notes Elite getting 2020 a Western release from Spike Chunsoft.

Although publisher Spike Chunsoft has already released visual novel Robotics;Notes Elite for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in January 2019, there was a public appeal to launch a localized version for English-speaking audiences.

Apparently, a petition on Change.org made by 3,602 supporting fans to translate the VN experience is now officially successful as R;N Elite is getting released in North America and Europe in 2020 for PC via Steam, PS4 and Switch.

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Robotics;Notes Elite Getting Western Release

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Spike Chunsoft dropped an official trailer to officially announce Western release for R;N today at Anime Expo 2019.




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Robotics;Notes has debuted back in 2012 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles as third main entry that belonged to Science Adventure series of science fiction visual novels like Chaos;Head and Steins;Gate from developer 5pb.

Its story revolves around Kaito Yashio, who is from Tanegashima island and a member of his school's Robot Research Club. However, club leader Akiho Senomiya is determined to save their club from being shut down by creating a giant robot.

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Robotics;Notes Elite will have Kaito explore areas to unlock secrets of "Kimijima Report" using PhoneDroid and features branching storyline that would lead players to experience multiple endings depending on choices made throughout the VN.

On their second attending of Anime Expo this year, the Japanese publisher also gave confirmation for Robotics;Notes DaSH, another 5pb project selected for Western localization, which also happens to be a sequel to R;N Elite.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Cuphead: Delicious Last Course DLC Delayed to 2020

Studio MDHR has delayed Delicious Last Course DLC for Cuphead to 2020 in order to avoid crunch time.

When newest DLC expansion pack for popular run and gun indie game Cuphead was officially revealed back in E3 2018, developer/publisher StudioMDHR initially intended to release it in 2019, exclusively for PC and Xbox One.

It looks like they would need some more time to finish what they started without stressing out people working on it and to avoid development crunch time while doing it; MDHR has now decided to push back its release to 2020.

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Cuphead: Delicious Last Course DLC Delayed to 2020

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After rolling a free content update lately, they decided to inform players about their upcoming DLC that requires more time to polish and maintain quality, so that dev team can work in a healthy work environment free of unavoidable crunch.

At this point, hurrying to meet deadline would result in a half-baked product and they made a decision to delay the DLC to next year. Although it was tough, fans will have a great time with Delicious Last Course when it finally arrives.

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Delicious Last Course will feature new bosses, brand- new character Ms. Chalice, charms, enemies, a new island and weapons. Ms. Chalice will be joined by protagonist Cuphead and his brother Mugman in final episode of their adventure.

She will have a unique playstyle and is equipped with distinct ability like double-jump but most importantly, she can explore throughout all locations. Meaning, you can playthrough the game all over again to get a fresh new experience.

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However, you get to see what they are cooking in advance as a newly released teaser trailer offers a first-look at latest expansion.




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Following announcement of a Nintendo Switch port at Nindies Showcase Spring 2019, developer Jared Moldenhauer expressed wishes to see Cuphead and Mugman in crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

StudioMDHR wants to Cuphead with Delicious Last Course, offering weird new venture for a group of unlikely heroes. They also kept a few surprises tightly under wraps to reveal at launch of this expansion and hopefully it will be mind-blowing.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle Reveals Armin Titan

New details on Season 3 content added to Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle like Armin Titan is revealed by Koei Tecmo.

Merely a few days ahead of its release on July 5 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, developer Omega Force and publisher Koei Tecmo reveals all-new content details for upcoming Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle.

Final Battle is arriving as an upgrade to action hack and slash game AOT2 and a massive expansion, which is based on popular AOT anime, covering chapters from manga and seasons from ongoing TV series up to Season 3, Part 2.

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Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle Reveals Armin Titan

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR ATTACK ON TITAN SEASON 3.

Featuring all actions from original Funimation series, new teaser trailer below focuses on Armin Titan for Final Battle.




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To capture original heart-pounding action, developers are working closely with series creators including character development of Armin Arlert, an introverted scout soldier who has eaten nefarious Bertolt Hoover in a recently aired episode.

This action has granted him the power of transforming into Colossus Titan and it will be complete already when Final Battle launches. While playing on Character Episode mode, players can call on Armin Titan in his giant-sized form.

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Unlocking Armin Titan allows you to ruthlessly pound your enemies in other game modes as well. For very first time in entire series history, newly added weapon Thunder Spears will let you fire projectiles at those skinless Titans.

Then there are Gatling guns to rain in some rapid-fire in addition to other deadly weapons, Anti-Personnel Omni-Directional Mobility gear to intensify tactical hunting and access to more than 40 playable characters or create a new one.

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Colossal New Hero Armin Titan

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Fans would love to jump in after they finish watching latest seasons of Attack on Titan to have a definitive experience in cell-shaded graphics. Also, try out all-new Territory Recovery mode to take back your land from Titans in co-op gameplay.

Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle is a standalone game that has all stories of AOT2 and recent content updates. Owners of the base game can simply purchase Final Battle Upgrade Pack to enjoy Titan-hunting action to its fullest.