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

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Breath of the Wild Sequel Rumored to Release in 2020

Recent rumor from a reputed leaker suggests that Breath of the Wild sequel is going to be released in 2020.

In a surprise reveal, developer/publisher Nintendo announced sequel to action-adventure game Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to be in works during Nintendo Direct E3 2019 presentation with an exclusive first-look trailer.

Though no other details were shared nor even a definitive title other than a teaser, everyone was really curious to know more and it appears to arrive sooner than expected, according to recent rumor from a well-known leaker.

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Breath of the Wild Sequel Rumored to Release in 2020

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Although an official release window for upcoming sequel to their multiple award-winning and best-selling Nintendo Switch title is yet to be revealed, leaked sources reports that Nintendo is currently planning to release BotW2 in 2020.

Sabi also stated that since they have not made this information public, it can always get changed at last moment and get pushed back further, which is fairly a common trait in development history of Legend of Zelda games.

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In a latest Tweet, reputed leaker Sabi has put out a claim of possible release time for Breath of the Wild follow-up title.



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In past, Sabi made a reputation on Twitter by leaking news of HD remaster of Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz for Switch in July and a full list of indie games for Nindies Direct in August with perfect accuracy ahead of official confirmation.

Though a 2020 launch may seem too early but development of Breath of the Wild only took so long because of a new engine and design direction, which will not consume much time as they are going to use that same engine for the sequel.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Won't Have Mai Shiranui

Mai Shiranui from Fatal Fury series is too sexy for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and won't be making an appearance.

With a 48-minute lengthy stream, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game director Masahiro Sakurai introduced Terry Bogard from SNK fighting game series Fatal Fury and King of Fighters as latest DLC fighter for his largely popular title.

There were renowned characters like Andy Bogard, Blue Mary, Geese Howard and noticeable many other around his new stage during entire presentation except Mai Shiranui, who apparently is too sexy for Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Won't Have Mai Shiranui

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It's not like she was mistakenly left out but excluding her from SSBU was a conscious choice. At midpoint, Sakurai paused to clear out that "Smash Bros. Ultimate is for good boys and girls of many different ages" and so they decided not to add her.

Viewed often as a sex symbol of SNK fighting games, Mai is often considered as one of the hottest babes in video game. Even her official nickname was "The Alluring Ninja Girl" and would be featured in most promotional art.

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If you are not familiar with her character at all then have a look at her idle animation from King of Fighters XIII to get the idea.


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Looking at her, anyone surely can guess why but that is also a reason for her not to be a part of a family-friendly game. No one clearly needed an explanation from Sakurai over this matter since it is obviously because of her clothing.

Despite being a master of ninjitsu and Koppo-ken combat style, her skimpy outfit and bouncy features has always got the attraction of fans other than her fighting prowess, which has now cost her an appearance in Smash Ultimate.

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Eventually, this announcement on her Smash cameo has "Mai Shiranui" trending on Twitter and here are some good ones.







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Since Mai is not age appropriate for Smash Bros. audience in general, they couldn't feature her without putting her into a less revealing outfit but that sort of censorship may invoke a huge backlash from her fans, so there is no winning over this.

Then there is a question about how come other prominent characters like Bayonetta and Zero Suit Samus appear in SSBU for not just mere cameos but as fighters with their more mature designs and Mai couldn't even show up as a guest?

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Although her overall outlook may seem overly objectified and a bit too sexualized even for too many adult players these days, originally her design meant to represent traditional and ideal feminine beauty of Japanese woman.

Nevertheless, keeping Mai out of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate might be a well-thought decision from developer Bandai Namco Studios and publisher Nintendo to get a clear pass from rating board reviews for their crossover fighting game.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Becomes Best-Selling Fighting Video Game

Popular Nintendo Switch brawler Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is now best selling fighting game of all-time.

Despite getting leaked before launch, hotly anticipated 2018 crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from developer Bandai Namco Studios and publisher Nintendo managed to make and break many sales records.

It was recently revealed in a half-year financial report that SSBU has surpassed lifetime sales of Wii U home console in less than six months and now became best selling fighting game of all-time, ousting previous title holder Street Fighter II.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Becomes Best-Selling Fighting Video Game

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SFII was released back in 1991 and by September 30, 2019, a total number of 15.7 million units have been sold and this is a significant victory for Smash Bros. Ultimate considering how little time it took to exceed that impressive number.

Also, Street Fighter II released a series of updated versions over the years and ports for many different platforms. Yet, it took less than a year and Nintendo Switch as a single launch platform for SSBU to beat lifetime sales record of SF2.

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More of its success can be pointed towards strong sales of Nintendo's eighth-generation hybrid console Switch. That record will keep expanding with recent release of Nintendo Switch Lite, which has been doing very well in all regions.

A title that brings together both casual and competitive players, SSB Ultimate is largely popular to a wide audience range due to its ensemble of fan-favorite fighters assembled from many third-party games that are not Nintendo property.

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More of these characters are frequently added to its roster through Fighters Pass DLC including themed music and stages. Post-launch content updates are another major factor that contributes to sales of Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Although Super Smash Bros. Ultimate did better than other Switch games such as Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it has yet to outdo Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and its overall sales of 19.01 million units.

Friday, November 1, 2019

The Outer Worlds Player Beats Game on Max Difficulty, Non-Lethal Run

YouTube gamer Kyle Hinckley took a challenge to beat The Outer Worlds in hardcore difficulty and without killing anyone.

Within weeks of its worldwide release on all major platforms, sci-fi action role-playing game The Outer Worlds by developer Obsidian Entertainment and publisher Private Division has been making all sort of positive buzz in gaming world.

Since the game is offering players a bucket load of choices to pursue that adds value of replayability, anyone can choose to do anything and one player among all decided to avoid violence and play like a complete pacifist.

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The Outer Worlds Player Beats Game on Max Difficulty, Non-Lethal Run

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YouTuber Kyle Hinckley took a path to of peace where he keep away from killing anyone directly and see what that leads him to. If that was not already tricky enough to pull, he chose to do that in Supernova, toughest difficulty of the game.

Obsidian actually allows players to complete many in-game main quests without having to murder anyone. If there seem to be a situation where that doesn't seem like a viable option, you just need to come up with a way somehow.

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In one of his missions, he had to use a computer to wrap things up but there were two caterpillars on his way and he had to hide but since he cannot use the PC without alerting them, a tactical time dilation became his solution.

Another case presented a situation where he had to enter in a room with a character but it would lead to crashes. So, he made that NPC to do his bidding by using a mind control ray that lead into them attacking one another and he moves forward.

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Doing this has made the game completely skip an impending cut-scene for some reason but let Hinckley proceed anyway. In most cases, he simply talked his way out of troubles or simply ran away from clashes when deemed necessary.

Not only he was busy evading conflicts but also focused on none would get hurt by any of his cohorts too by setting them to passive mode. Occasionally, he used many tools and weapons to affect circumstances but never directly for killing.

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Kyle uploaded a series of playthrough videos on his YouTube channel "The Weirdist" for viewers to enjoy and here is where it all starts.




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Surviving in a hostile alien world of Halcyon requires skill and therefore, his character is armed with high charm and temperament. Though he lacked experience due to no combat, but smaller stuffs like hacking and lock picking took care of that.

The Outer Worlds is currently available on PC via Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with a Steam release to follow soon as well. A port for Nintendo Switch has also been announced lately for an early 2020 release.

Nintendo Switch Getting More 3DS Games

Nintendo will bring more 3DS games from popular franchises to showcase growing appeal of Nintendo Switch Lite.

Back in September, Japanese video game company Nintendo launched Nintendo Switch Lite as a revision for Nintendo Switch console that is focused on handheld gaming and sold over 2 million units within 10 days of release.

Seeing this amazing response from consumers, Nintendo has decided to bring more franchise of games from Nintendo 3DS platform to their latest portable-only system to increase its overall appeal to a wider group of audience.

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Nintendo Switch Getting More 3DS Games

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This comes as great news for Switch Lite and regular Switch owners since they both share a same software library. Whatever runs on Lite also works on original Switch and therefore, all players gets to play more titles on the system.

Apparently, more of Switch Lite consoles were sold in U.S. compared to units shipped for Japan, which typically is the other way around when it comes to handhelds and this is a great indication of a new potential market to capitalize.

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Takashi Mochizuki of Wall Street Journal had a meeting with Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa lately and had this to say.


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Earlier this summer, Nintendo fans have gotten their hands on tactical role-playing game Fire Emblem: Three Houses on Switch and more recently, action-adventure title Luigi's Mansion 3 came out during Halloween 2019.

By next month, players will be able to jump into upcoming role-playing game Pokémon Sword and Shield and then March 2020 is scheduled for life simulation title Animal Crossing: New Horizons to arrive if there is no further delay.

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All of these above-mentioned titles are successor to fan-favorite 3DS and looks like more franchises are heading to Switch in future. There is already a library of re-released games from Wii U now that will be extended with more 3DS titles.

Some major franchises like Kid Icarus, Mario & Luigi and Tomodachi Life including many third-party titles on 3DS that can get a Switch release with possible remakes of Fire Emblem Awakening, Rhythm Heaven and Super Mario 3D Land.

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Possible Nintendo 3DS Remakes for Switch

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Switch Lite basically has all essential features of a regular Switch except its hybrid functionality and this is likely an attempt to drive Nintendo 3DS franchise fans go for a more affordable option that lets them play games on the go.

Shortly after release, Nintendo is already on board working on a new model of Nintendo Switch Lite. They have also filed plans for a new version of Switch console with FCC but any details on its appearance is yet to reveal officially.

Undertale Creator Composed for Pokémon Sword and Shield

Indie developer Toby Fox of Undertale has composed a track for upcoming Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Over the years, Pokémon series of games have given fans many masterpiece soundtracks and upcoming Pokémon Sword and Shield by developer Game Freak and publisher Pokémon Company intends to carry out that legacy as well.

Therefore, indie developer Toby Fox was contacted to compose an original track for Sword and Shield. Fox is renowned for single-handedly creating 2015 acclaimed role-playing title Undertale, a game praised for its many aspects and music.

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Undertale Creator Composed for Pokémon Sword and Shield

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His work on the project has earned him a huge popularity within Western gaming industry and Japan. Fox was even invited to collaborate with Masahiro Sakurai and created a remix track of "Megalovania" for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Before working on Sword & Shield, Toby Fox has also composed soundtracks of Little Town Hero, a turn-based RPG game for Nintendo Switch and a non-Pokémon title from Game Freak that just came out in October.

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In a recent Tweet, Fox has publicly revealed about his involvement in forthcoming Pokémon project.


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When Fox was asked to do a score by Game Freak, he considered this as a great honor to be a part of the highly-anticipated game. However, he clarified in a follow-up Tweet that he is not at all doing a key track or something like that.

Pokémon Sword and Shield is only weeks away from launch on November 15 and following controversy regarding removal of Pokédex, developers probably thought bringing Undertale creator on board may help win over a few fans back.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers Release Date

In a new cinematic trailer, Atlus reveals release date of Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers for next year.

Shortly after revealing upcoming role-playing game Persona 5: The Royal back in March 2019, developer/publisher Atlus announced another P5 title Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

Previously speculated to have a fall 2019 launch window, P5S is going to release on February 20, 2020 only for Japan. It is very likely that Western audience will get their hands on it in following months that has yet to be revealed.

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Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers Release Date

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Atlus has released a new trailer showcasing more cut-scenes from story and gameplay bits from P5 Scramble.




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According to new reports, P5S takes place half a year after the events of original Persona 5 game and most possibly not P5 Royal, when Phantom Thieves go out on a summer vacation and discover themselves in a new situation.

All lead characters will be playable and players will be allowed to interact with fellow Phantom Thieves members. Gameplay mechanics would feature 2D platforming and some Musou elements similar to Dynasty Warriors series.

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Players would engage waves of enemies in combat while also exploring their surrounding world for a series of missions. Also, bringing companion to a fight will let them use their own spiritual abilities for longer attack combos.

Atlus has developed Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers with Koei Tecmo and Omega Force for PS4 and Switch. Though initially recognized as an action RPG game, P5 Scramble actually belongs to hack and slash genre.

Friday, October 18, 2019

The Outer Worlds Launch Trailer

Obsidian Entertainment releases official launch trailer of The Outer Worlds to herald its upcoming release.

We are exactly a week away from developer Obsidian Entertainment and publisher Private Division to release their upcoming role-playing game The Outer Worlds on October 25, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

Players who love sci-fi RPG genre are already pretty pumped up for this largely anticipated single-player title that revolves around space exploration and a newly revealed trailer starts showcasing more of player-driven story elements.

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The Outer Worlds Launch Trailer

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Just ahead of its worldwide release, an official launch trailer is dropped focusing on various player choices.




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Small bits of footage from trailer shows off how player character has made quite a reputation into a space colony as a stranger right after waking up from cryosleep and arriving there to find his way into a new world full of possibilities.

Either try to sneaking up on unsuspecting enemy like an assassin or starts smashing up robots in true spirit of a brawler, actions of your character will shape up a persona to people around that also depends on a playstyle that suits you.

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However, whether or not you choose to be a beacon of hope for Halcyon Colony or a gruesome antagonist is completely up to you. Whoever you choose to be, it will all reflect on your actions and a branching story will unfold as you go.

Despite being considered an Epic Games Store-exclusive title for a year, PC version of The Outer Worlds is available on Microsoft Store and members of Xbox Game Pass can play it for free against their monthly subscription.

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Small pieces of exciting gameplay also offer a glimpse to a colorful alien world and interesting combat system. There will be no shortage of witty dialogue from friendly NPCs as you make progress as a good guy, villain or even a Moon Man?

The Outer Worlds clearly radiating signature styles of Obsidian all over it, which is a bit assuring. Aside from launching on major platforms, a Nintendo Switch port has been announced earlier but no official release date is given just yet.