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

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Dark Souls: Remastered on Nintendo Switch Delayed

It was back in January 2018, when we first came to know through Nintendo Direct Mini about a planned Remastered version of From Software’s action role-playing original Dark Souls game on Nintendo Switch that was scheduled for May 25 release. Earlier this month, we have a good look at some exclusive gameplay footage of the game in 4K, courtesy of PlayStation Underground. Unfortunately, it was announced today that Switch version is delayed for summer 2018.

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Dark Souls: Remastered on Nintendo Switch Delayed

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With an official Tweet, publisher Bandai Namco revealed that release date for Dark Souls: Remastered is currently pushed back to summer of 2018.



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However, planned versions for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are still coming out the same day. Though they have not specified the nature of their causality which caused the delay, we have one very simple theory in mind. It seems that Switch port was being developed by a different team other than the ones who worked for console editions and they have faced some unexpected problem that would take time to solve.

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Solaire of Astora Amiibo

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Also, Solaire of Astora from the game was about to get his own amiibo figurine that was supposed to arrive on the same day is also delayed till Switch version’s new release date. Namco assured that they will make it up to you for this delay by improving your gameplay experience as you journey to Lordran. The network test on Nintendo eShop is still due following their initial announcement of this project.

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Dark Souls: Remastered was promised to us to deliver enhanced 4K resolution and improved frame rate. It makes us think too that what might possibly happen to a game that showcased a steady gameplay at PAX East, which eventually pushed back their deadline for the time being. If this attempt to remaster project is successful with support from fans then From Software may consider about Dark Souls II and Dark Souls III as well.

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.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Dark Souls: Remastered New Gameplay

A very few games that are tough as nails like From Software’s action role-playing game Dark Souls can garner a fan following that keeps up a petition for a Remastered Edition for this long, which finally is paying off. May 25, 2018 will see the release of Dark Souls: Remastered on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The appeal for the original title hasn't faded a little in past seven years.

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Dark Souls: Remastered New Gameplay

Many revelatory action RPG came and go, Dark Souls II and Dark Souls III were released, Sony released PlayStation 4 console but still, we very much needed Dark Souls: Remastered. Bandai Namco seriously deserves some praise to bring back tons of fans' dreams into life by working on it. Fans worldwide are just not waiting for a full remake treatment but need added content and improvements on original title.

As a courtesy of PlayStation Underground, we have exclusive gameplay footage from world of Dark Souls: Remastered in 4K!




The exclusive gameplay showed above is captured in 4k resolution and 60 FPS as a preview of how things are going to be in Remastered Edition.

Getting back at it with protagonist Chosen Undead is like a ride back memory lane exploring open world of Lordran around you as you cautiously take your steps behind a shield. Veteran players had also taken time adjusting to the gameplay at start. If you were a skilled player of your time then figuring out playing part once again with Dark Souls: Remastered will be no problem for you. Your undead adversaries will fall before you as you constantly make progress.

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World of Dark Souls

Players who have been through Bloodborne and Dark Souls III know how it is around with a mob on your tail. In comparison to that, original Dark Souls can be pretty quiet and lonely. Well, don't just get depressed just yet. Plenty of booby traps and sudden ambush attacks every now and then will keep things exciting for you. That's right. All the items and enemies are right there for you. So, keep your eyes open to protect your hide from those sneaky undead residents.

A fine aspect is of course the soundtrack, which is out there blending perfectly with the environment yet it's almost non-existent. Your 4K-experience will be intensified if you just put a pair of headphones on. It will make boss killing moment or facing opponents like Black Knights or giant rats as real as it can get. Once you play the game, you will realize that they have done more changes and tweaks than a few visual upgrades.

Another great thing about Dark Souls: Remastered is that now it allows more players to join in. Originally, four-player were allowed to take part in their quest but six-players are accessible for multiplayer. Try imagining six friends who enjoys Dark Souls with somewhat same level of intensity in a same-room because, it is also coming to Switch.

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Prepare Not to Die

Aside from playing at a 30 FPS rate and a 720p handheld mode, we believe it has great potential considering an exciting six person multiplayer mode. This could literally give the title an overwhelming reception from Switch owners and led to Remastered Editions of Dark Souls sequels. Although, TV mode offers you a 1080p display, having six television sets on a same room is very unlikely to happen.

Dark Souls was originally released for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 by developer From Software and publisher Bandai Namco back in 2011. It has a notorious reputation for being ruthlessly difficult among fans but the sooner you will get a grip at what is going on and what you want to do, you will pass through pretty easily. Hold onto it and don't just leave the battlefield at first sign of trouble.

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

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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.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

THQ Brings Nickelodeon Games to Consoles

Back in the days, developer and publisher studio THQ Nordic used to be the house of cool games like Darksiders and Darksiders II that created successful franchise and dedicated fans. Needless to say that those golden days are gone and the studio is literally thriving in competition with all the AAA video game titles in the market. So, THQ is desperately in need for a boost and they came up with a great idea recently, which might actually help them.

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THQ Brings Nickelodeon Games to Consoles

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The developers are apparently on an "asset care" strategy and as part of that plan; they are bringing more than a dozens of Nickoldeon games they have worked on previously for modern-day consoles. Some of these fan-favorite games are more than two decades old and a total of 16 games from the PlayStation 2-era are going to be revived. This new partnership with Nickelodeon maybe what the studio needed right now to make a comeback after so long.

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Except for the name of franchises, THQ Nordic has yet to reveal the specific titles on their re-mastering list. Primarily, popular series like Avatar: The Last Airbender, Fairly OddParents, Invader Zim and SpongeBob SquarePants are picked for their re-releasing program. Among these games, The Fairly OddParents are only for US release for now according to sources. We just can't wait for them to drop these games to take us back in time to rediscover the fun once again.

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Below is the list of Nickelodeon game series from the re-release plan of THQ Nordic.

  • Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Back at the Barnyard
  • Catscratch
  • Danny Phantom
  • El Tigre
  • Invader Zim
  • Jimmy Neutron
  • My Life as a Teenage Robot
  • Rocket Power
  • Rocko’s Modern Life
  • Rugrats
  • SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Tak and the Power of JuJu
  • The Fairly OddParents
  • The Ren & Stimpy Show
  • The Wild Thornberrys

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THQ Remastered Projects


Reviving these older properties for a new generation of audience was a great move for the company. Their action-adventure game Darksiders was also remastered and they planned to go ahead with Destroy All Humans! Before THQ went bankrupt in 2013, they had the Nickelodeon license and it was re-acquired by Nordic Games as they bought THQ only a year after. We are pretty certain that they will reveal more games for this initiative in the upcoming days.

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Rather than going for brand-new titles at this moment, reviving several of their licensed Nickelodeon properties for the ever-growing market of next-gen consoles seems like a great strategy indeed. That being said, THQ Nordic already has Darksiders III in the development and expected to release very soon. So, looks like they are trying to balance the scale the way they can and just keeping a slow pace at it.

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.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Details

The franchise that has ushered a new age of revolution on arcade is Capcom's fighting video game series of Street Fighter. Yes, other series like Mortal Kombat and The King of Fighters have undoubtedly contributed a lot as well. Back in December 2017, Capcom announced a collection of Street Fighter games to celebrate the upcoming 30th anniversary of the series titled Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection.

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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Details

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Below is the announcement trailer for Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection showcasing the amazing titles filled with the flavor of nostalgia for fighting game lovers.




The collection is simply an anthology of 12 glorious titles from the Street Fighter franchise since it begins in 1987. That includes the hazy designs of the first game from the series to the intense designs of the Alpha series are all packed in one combo pack. Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter II Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha 3 and Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike is the four titles that supports online multiplayer. You can even turn on widescreen mode in Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact.

We have a pre-release brief glimpse at the game courtesy of PlayStation Underground, as guys from Capcom plays from the 12 different games and shares insight about the release.




This one is the first official video of the gameplay of Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection where someone actually played it, if we do not include the announcement trailer as it was a few in-game footages. This collection is definitely the best conversion of the arcade versions that you've played and the developers tried their best to keep the arcade vibe as intact as possible. Hopefully, fans will be very appreciative of this attempt by Capcom.

Now, aside from all these great games and improved features, there is one unique mode in Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection for Nintendo Switch that is not possible to bring in any other platform. Formerly exclusive in Japan, a Tournament Battle mode was available for eight players by linking four Super Street Fighter II cabinets. Now you can re-create that virtual arena by connecting four Switch consoles with the 30th Anniversary Collection installed in them.

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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is going to come out in May 2018, for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Arguably, this one is the best way to get lost for a while in the old arcade days indulging into the fantastic charisma of the fighting game saga with all those legendary fighters. Plus, you have other features like concept arts, music archives and sprite viewers in an interactive timeline. All things that we know till now make us believe that the 30th anniversary collection is as arcade-perfect as it can get.