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

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Breath of the Wild Free DLC

Nintendo added Link from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in a free DLC for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Original kart racing game Mario Kart 8 was released back in 2014 for Wii U by Nintendo and it received an enhanced port for Nintendo Switch as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in 2017. A free update is released today for the game, which adds a fan-favorite character Link; the protagonist from Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, wearing his Champion’s Tunic. The iconic hero will be joining the race with various characters from Mario universe while sporting a new, polished look.

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Breath of the Wild Free DLC

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We offer you a look at the trailer below to witness the action of Breath of the Wild DLC in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.




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Link will be riding in his motorcycle Master Cycle Zero that was added into Breath of the Wild through the second downloadable content of the game titled Champions’ Ballad, included in the game's Expansion Pass. Equipped with new Ancient Tires and a paraglider, players are in for an improved gameplay experience as well. The champion of Hyrule is now headed to racing tracks on his trusty bike, probably for another record-breaking sales bump for the title with update 1.6.

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sold more than 9 million copies ad become the second best-selling title on Switch by March 2018. The port received a few more mode than the usual four and retained all DLC packs from original title. Aside from appearing in kart racing, Link is also a playable character in upcoming fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Nintendo had teased days earlier about bringing more DLC for their popular kart racing game soon and voilà, we got it right here for FREE!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Octopath Traveler Sold Out in Japan

Developer/publisher Square Enix apologizes for stock shortage of their JRPG title Octopath Traveler in Japan.

During the national Marine Day holiday in Japan, turn-based role-playing game Octopath Traveler was released for Nintendo Switch by Square Enix and Nintendo. This fantasy JRPG title was heavily anticipated since announcement and is accepted pretty well upon release. Fans and critics alike are all very positive about it. However, neither the developer nor co-publisher had thought that it will be so demanding that it would completely sell out in Japan and U.S. in less than a week.

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Octopath Traveler Sold Out in Japan

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Early reviews of the game were frequently favorable considering beautiful graphics resembling to 16-bit console era and an engaging gameplay. Released this Friday as an exclusive title to Switch, the game already sold out in many retailers of Japan and Amazon also ran out of physical copies for United States as well, making it extremely difficult for fans to collect one for them. It usually takes 1 to 2 months of wait for a boxed copy to deliver and players cannot do but wait.

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So, developer/publisher Square Enix decided to issue an apology for not being able to supply enough physical copies according to fan-demand via a Tweet.



Translated from Japanese, the Tweet reads out:

We are sorry that some of the shops are out of stock in the three holidays!You can also consider the DL version and the download card for sale at Lawson!

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They also suggests that if you are too eager to play it and so not wait for long to get your hands on a hard copy, the you should go ahead with a digital version right away. Octopath Traveler sold 110,111 units until hit by a stock shortage and secured number one place at the sales chart among all formats. In UK, the title is currently on third place on their national sales charts. Clearly, Square Enix didn't saw such high demand for the throwback title coming on its opening weekend.

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This instant success JRPG has eight playable characters to control before embarking on a journey into a world of storybook. Players are hooked to the art styles and textures in 2.5D pixel, which creates a nostalgic feeling. Overall atmosphere suggests that developers were hugely inspired by Final Fantasy series before crafting it in modern day visuals. Despite disappointing many fans, this stock crisis signals for the success of the game and more sales for Nintendo Switch console.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Nintendo Open to All Third-Party Games Cross-Play

Nintendo has decided to be opened up and allow cross-play experience on all third-party games from now.

For the past few years, developer/publisher Nintendo has been doing quite well with their next-gen handheld console Nintendo Switch. Being a portable system, it immediately grabbed attention of players who want to play as they go, thus dominating video game market these days by selling the console as well as a number of popular third-party games. Lately, being very supportive towards cross-platform play than some of their competitors has made a good name for them as well.

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Nintendo Open to All Third-Party Games Cross-Play

RELATED: Nintendo Direct E3 2018

The concept of cross-play where players from different console or platform shares the same game servers is very popular now and Nintendo has been nothing but very supportive towards the idea. This progressive attitude towards their consumer has garnered great appreciation from fans. The company has teamed up with Microsoft to allow Switch to play sandbox survival game Minecraft with Xbox One players by releasing an engaging commercial to highlight the key features.

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Heralding their upcoming agenda, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima and senior executive officer Susumu Tanaka has stated that they are very much eager and willing to make cross-play platform experience an option for gamers. Entire gaming industry has been in debate over whether or not cross-platform play should be supported by all and when Sony went salty over using the same account to play Fortnite on Switch, players and game studios started to take the issue seriously.

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Their plans to share multi-platform for third-party titles are confirmed at their 78th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. Nintendo Switch fans should rejoice at this news as their multiplayer experience will be of next level in upcoming days. Fortnite and Minecraft have already paved the ways of unlimited possibilities and became a huge hit instantly. Compared to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Nintendo only sold 15 million units of Switch but those numbers are still rising.

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It was about time that Microsoft and Nintendo become real smart about it, rather than becoming a party-pooper like Sony. It helped them build reputation as well as making good business. However, they have just taken a decision and it may take some time to properly implement it for all because of all the parties involved.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Bethesda Director Responds to Skyrim Port Jokes

Bethesda director Todd Howard says that, they only make Skyrim ports because fans are still buying it.

It's been seven years that action role-playing game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim from Bethesda Softworks has been released and players are still so passionate about the game even today. Keeping that in mind, publisher Bethesda is also releasing the game on various ports every now and then. There are running jokes among fans on them doing ports for Skyrim and game director Todd Howard simply suggested them to stop playing the game if they want all these ports.

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Bethesda Director Responds to Skyrim Port Jokes

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Originally, TESV was released back in November 11, 2011 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Then in 2013, a Legendary Edition containing all DLC and a remastered Special Edition in 2016 was launched. The latest in the line of ports for Skyrim has made available for Amazon Echo after it was ported to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, VR and Xbox One. When they dropped a commercial starring Keegan-Michael Keys playing it on the device, many have thought of it as a spoof.

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Turns out, this parody trailer released at E3 2018 press conference from Bethesda titled "Very Special Edition" is very real and can be played on Amazon’s Alexa.




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Recently, company director Todd Howard is awarded as "Industry Legend" at the annual Gamelab event in Barcelona for his contribution on Fallout and The Elder Scrolls series. Afterwards in an interview with Geoff Keighley, he states their reason for regularly making ports for Skyrim, which is simply because fans keep buying the game over and over. He made a valid point with that comment because TESV remains to be the most popular among the franchise till date.

"Even now, the amount of people who play Skyrim seven years later; millions of people every month are playing that game. That's why we keep releasing it. If you want us to stop releasing it, stop buying it."

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Skyrim offer players to assume the role of Dragonborn, a mortal man with the soul and power of a dragon, who is destined to save humanity from a fabled black dragon named Alduin. A massive open world environment is up for exploring during the quest and may compelling RPG elements increases replay value for the title. Although The Elder Scrolls VI has been teased during E3, it is still in early development phase and ain't coming anytime soon.

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Reportedly, TESV: Skyrim is listed as one of the games on Steam with most concurrent number of players alongside titles like Civilization V, Payday 2 and Rocket League, amassing more than 50,000 players simultaneously. Todd wants the worlds of Bethesda to be sustainable as long as he is here and since the game still sells, releasing newer ports isn't that bad of an idea. Maybe gamers are simply worried thinking that re-releasing an old game probably burns out creative energy of developers.

Minecraft Update Aquatic Phase Two

Developer Mojang has released second Phase of Update Aquatic for all-new underwater Minecraft adventures on PC and consoles.

Entire fanbase of Minecraft seemingly has been away for some time now from this most popular sandbox adventure but they were actually waiting with patience for Phase Two to roll out with the newest Update Aquatic. Whether it is mobile devices like Android and iOS, or even handheld system like Nintendo Switch or PC, VR and Xbox One, you can play it on any modern gaming platform there is and the new update reaches out to players to take a deep dive in for a good time.

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Minecraft Update Aquatic Phase Two

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A brand-new trailer showcasing features of Update Aquatic is right here for you to take a quick look at it and get hooked in. We suggest you take a good look at detailed Patch Notes for more specifics.




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Players are now allowed the ability to breathe underwater and you can see up to 3,000 types of different tropical fauna wandering around there; including sea turtles. Adding sea to gameplay has expanded the open world title bigger than it already is. A new trident weapon will be at your disposal but they are no good to break blocks if you are in Creative mode. You can bump into an old shipwreck probably at some point and are allowed ride Skeleton Horses as well.

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As you are entering a new level of water physics, you are about to experience a few minor change game’s simulation but it won't stop you from making waterlogged blocks. Other things to point are that the menu background is changed for the sake of new theme to match with it. There are coral reefs, nine ocean biomes and treasure chests to be found underwater. Zombie hordes still lurks deep down under going as The Drowned and they are able to walk on bottom pits.

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This one is an update Minecraft fans would love to get their hands on as it brings a complete new environment to explore and since the game is primarily focused on gathering resource and crafting, there is no reason for which players won't like it. Players of Bedrock Edition can play it now whereas people on Java have to wait for that version. However, we cannot help but notice that it never mentioned whether or not this Minecraft console update will be available for PlayStation 4 or not.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Warframe Comes to Nintendo Switch

After porting Rocket League and Doom, Panic Button is working on co-op third-person shooter Warframe.

A few days ago, free-to-play cooperative third-person shooter Warframe has topped on Valve's digital distribution platform Steam as one of the best playing games as well as the one with more than 100,000 concurrent numbers of players. Its developer and publisher Digital Extremes has recently confirmed that they are bringing the game on Nintendo Switch sometime very soon. Warriors of blade and gun should prepare to enter the world of Nintendo's next gen console.

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Warframe Comes to Nintendo Switch

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A brand-new reveal trailer is dropped during annual fan expo TennoCon 2018 for the game, briefly showcasing how it would look like in Switch.




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Third-person shooter Warframe pits players in the role of ancient warriors Tenno against a race of clones named the Grineer, powered by robotics and laser tech. There are more than 35 Warframe armor suits currently, loads of weapons available with wide array of customizing options. A huge open world is up for you to explore as you upgrade your armor or weapons and even join clans. Until the port finally arrives on the platform, we cannot tell how much of that are coming along.

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After having successfully ported Doom and Rocket League for Switch, Panic Button studio is back to take this task to bring the experience at your grasp. Their director of development, Adam Creighton already stated last month that they are working on a major port. Considering their reputation and experience of bringing AAA titles from other platforms to Switch, we can bet that they are going to nail this one as well. Plus, they are familiar with Switch hardware from a very early period.


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Warframe was launched back in 2013 for PC and PlayStation 4, then a year later in 2014, it debuted on Xbox One. Last time we checked, the game has a whooping 38 million players registered worldwide and that is not a small achievement. Debuting on Switch will definitely increase that number higher for sure and open up doorway to many other possibilities for the community. Although the trailer mention of the port is coming very soon, there is no specific release date revealed just yet.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

SNK 40th Anniversary Collection Announced for Switch

A ton of games announced in a new trailer for SNK 40th Anniversary Collection on Nintendo Switch.

The era of arcade games have been ruled by many of the classic titles from SNK and they sure can take some pride on it. Also, they are doing great from the beginning of this year with their release of Art of Fighting Anthology, Samurai Shodown V Special, The King of Fighters '97 Global Match and The King of Fighters '98. It's been 40 years for the Japanese game developer company, which was founded back in 1978 and a definitive collection of their games are releasing this year.

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SNK 40th Anniversary Collection Announced for Switch

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Let's take a look at all the amazing titles already announced for the collection in an announcement trailer.




SNK 40th Anniversary Collection is promised to bring some of the classic titles from SNK will be debuting to Nintendo Switch on November 13. Currently, a fraction of the actual list of games has been revealed but to tell you the truth, these aren't any titles that you were very excited about. Most of these titles are from before Neo Geo entered the scene for arcade and NES days. However, we still have to wait for the rest of the list and what we found for now are mentioned below.

  • Alpha Mission
  • Athena
  • Crystalis
  • Ikari Warriors
  • Victory Road
  • Ikari 2: The Rescue
  • Guerrilla War
  • P.O.W
  • Prehistoric Isle
  • Psycho Soldier
  • Street Smart
  • TNK 3
  • Vanguard

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Porting old games to console has one big perk over everything and it is that nostalgia factor that drives players to it. Now that it is heading towards Switch, gamers can take it anywhere they want and enjoy it in high-resolution. Courtesy of NIS America, a special edition containing an official hardcover art book and a music collection from game soundtracks comes in a collector’s box for only $64.99. If you want one of those, you might as well as pre-order it right now to reserve your copy.

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SNK 40th Anniversary Collection Special Edition

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The list may be a major let-down for fans of Metal Slug, The Last Blade or Samurai Shodown series but their official website says, they will announce more games in forthcoming days. If not those big-name games, then at least Garou: Mark of the Wolves should make it to the list then. Otherwise, it would seem that in the name of an anniversary collection, they are simply trying to rip-off players with some of their old-school games that many don't even care about and make a quick buck.

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Prehistoric Isle Screenshot

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Last year, King of Fighters XIV from one of their flagship series has done exceptionally well and SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy is also expected to win the hearts over. Considering how they have decided to port their popular games to modern day consoles, SNK is slowly coming back to the game and probably would return to take their throne in fighting games genre once again whether or not SNK 40th Anniversary Collection turns out to be a hit.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy Becomes Fastest-Selling Switch Game of 2018

Within days after its launch, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy became 2018's fastest-selling Switch game.

After publisher Sony came up with remastered versions of first three titles from the popular Crash Bandicoot series on PlayStation 4 as Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy a year ago, it made a great comeback to modern consoles. Nintendo decided to introduce a port for this iconic '90s franchise into their next-gen gaming gadget Nintendo Switch a little later, just as they always do. Just as they launched the title on June 29, it became the fastest-selling Switch game of this year.

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N.Sane Trilogy Becomes Fastest-Selling Switch Game of 2018

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Although, Nintendo has dominated the video game market last year, they haven't been able to make it large this year yet but that has completely changed when Crash Bandicoot started cashing in some serious buck immediately after Switch debut. Aside from nostalgia factor, players are seriously hooked in for an improved gameplay and better graphics. Reportedly, the game is currently ruling the UK gaming charts and pushed another Nintendo game Mario Tennis Aces from top.

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Lately, action-adventure first-person shooter Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus has been ported to Switch and doing considerably well. Despite Wolf 2 being an anticipated title on the portable console, it couldn't keep par with Crash Bandicoot. Xbox One edition of N. Sane Trilogy actually outsold Switch by 250 copies as it also saw release on PC and Xbox. Just as how immensely popular these titles were originally on PlayStation when it came out first, they still are today after two decades.

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Crash Bandicoot is Exceeding Expectations

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Since Nintendo have seen a huge drop at their stock prices following E3 2018, the success of N. Sane Trilogy is great news for the company. However, staying on top of gaming charts for long is quite the trick. Not having many upcoming first-party exclusive titles except Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Nintendo is still selling tons of third-party games to remain a dominant force. The publisher has shown that they can still make magic without their flagship series of Mario and Zelda.