Showing posts with label Nintendo Switch. Show all posts
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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Samurai Shodown 2019 Gameplay Overview

SNK is back to get players to "Embrace Death" once again with 2019 Samurai Shodown reboot.

Returning to their roots of blade-wielding fighting nearly a decade after, Samurai Shodown is the latest in legendary fighting game series by developer/publisher SNK that is scheduled to launch on 2019 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Though it originally inspired a unique gameplay mechanics that allowed swordplay in genre of fighting games, a lot of that has changed somehow in its transition from 2D graphics to 3D animation renders over the years for better.

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Samurai Shodown 2019 Gameplay Overview

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SNK has dropped a new trailer today, which offers a better gameplay overview for this anticipated fighting game.




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As we mentioned about change in playing style, newest Samurai Shodown will deprive new and season players of "Combo", which is an intentional move by developers to gradually make you skilled in combat other than relying on button mashing.

In fact, relying on the latter and being impatient in a face-off can cost you dearly if you are not paying attention. So, learn from mistakes you made in each battle and hone on striking at a precise time to be far more effective in a fight.

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One core gameplay elements distinct to the franchise is Rage Gauge that gets heated up for each time you take a hit and when it is at max Rage, players get bonus attack damage for every single blow they can land on their opponent in a match.

Other than that and a Weapon Flipping Technique to disarm your rival, you can now deliver a Lightning Blade attack by performing Rage Explosion. Once used, it will take away your Rage Gauge and you are to survive with skillful moves.

RELATED: Samurai Shodown 2019 Release Date

It looks like SNK has added a Dojo Mode for players to "git gud" before they go butting heads in multiplayer. Through a revolutionary deep learning AI, your play style will be analyzed from offline or story mode playthrough.

Thus, the game creates a simulation with your unique way of playing into a CPU-controlled "ghost" character. You can either send your ghost fighter into clouds to challenge other players or even go up against a top professional from around the world.

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Intense and Epic Battles

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Classic characters like Charlotte, Galford, Genjuro Kibagami, Hanzo Hattori, Haohmaru, Nakoruru and Shiki are making their return to the current roster alongside newcomers Darli Dagger, Wu-Ruixiang and Yashamaru Kurama.

Additional characters will be added via post-launch DLC and placing a pre-order for Samurai Shodown reboot before June 30 would offer you a free Season Pass. It gives you access to four playable DLC characters and Nakoruru Retro 3D costume over first six months.

RELATED: Samurai Shodown 2019 Adds Three New Characters

Over a decade may have changed a few aspects of the series but a heavy influence of Japanese culture remains intact in its core to unleash a new era of samurai warriors upon us once again with a brand-new installment.

Despite being a weapon-based fighting game series, Samurai Shodown always relied heavily on a plot and upcoming 2019 game is no different. Set prior to the events of Samurai Spirits from 1993, this reboot can become another hit for staying true to its heart.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Netflix Teasing Game Announcements at E3 2019

Netflix revealed plans to make announcements for video games based on their original movies and TV shows at E3 2019.

Since E3 2019 is just a month away from kick-starting in June, every major video game developers and publishers are prepping to show off their upcoming major projects and guess what? Online streaming giant Netflix is joining too!

Yes, subscription-based streaming service has recently announced via their sci-fi and fantasy Twitter account NX that they will be attending E3 this year and of course, they are going to make some exciting video game announcements.

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Netflix Teasing Game Announcements at E3 2019

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Apparently, Netflix have some gaming news that they want to talk about at a panel in Electronic Entertainment Expo next month and it has to do with turning fan-favorite movies and TV shows from their streaming service into exciting video games.

Though they did not drop much info about what games they are about to reveal on E3 2019 except for Stranger Things, we believe it involves some narrative-driven experiences like Black Mirror: Bandersnatch and Minecraft: Story Mode.

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Shortly after NX tweeted if they can get an invite, official Twitter account for E3 engaged in a conversation that has dropped major clues at what we are about to get.



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Shortly afterwards, Geoff Keighley has confirmed on Tweeter that Netflix will be having a special panel at E3 Coliseum.



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Netflix already made a name as a popular streaming service with their original movies and TV shows like Black Mirror, Narcos and Stranger Things in recent years and is looking for expanding their territory in entertainment business perhaps.

They revealed a retro-inspired beat 'em up title Stranger Things 3: The Game at The Game Awards 2018, slated to release on July 4, 2019 for Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One that employs a 16-bit art style.

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Netflix Originals Into Video Games

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Despite not being a major player in video games industry, they were already working on a Stranger Things game with Telltale Games, footage of which was leaked online shortly after they announced studio closure in September 2018.

Given how NX often promotes animated and live-action shows like Altered Carbon, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Voltron: Legendary Defender and The Umbrella Academy, Netflix may reveal some upcoming releases for console and mobile at E3 2019.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Crash Team Racing Remastered Customization Revealed

Customization feature is coming to kart racing game Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled for carts and characters.

Seeing an impressive success upon releasing Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, a bundle of remastered games from Crash Bandicoot series in recent years, publisher Activision set their sight on Crash Team Racing as their next project.

Originally developed by Naughty Dog, the popular kart racing game is now titled Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled and being entirely reworked by Beenox, who are introducing cart and character customization in CTR for the first time.

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Crash Team Racing Remastered Customization Revealed

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Let's have a brief glance at aspects of customization features for CTR in following official trailer released lately.




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Nitro-Fueled does not simply take you on different tracks for racing while aiding with power-ups and speed boosters but it will feature a variety of customization options for your carts and characters to add more personal touch.

You will be able to change cart bodies, apply paint jobs, add stickers and even alter wheels. Character skins from N. Sane Trilogy to customize appearances of your racers are also available as well as new victory animations.

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Earning customization items would require players to playthrough Adventure Mode of the game and collect Wumpa coins. Character stats like beginner, intermediate and advanced racing classes would also be accessible.

CTR features various known characters from Crash Bandicoot universe and players are allowed to pick one among 15 of them to save the planet from utter destruction by racing in carts up against villainous Nitros Oxide.

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Customize Your Kart and Racer

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

N. Sane Trilogy ended up selling over 10 million copies by 2019 and became a fastest-selling game on Switch. Activision is planning to release a new Crash Bandicoot game within a few years and therefore, wants to re-introduce the franchise in advance.

Announced back at The Game Awards 2018, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is scheduled to release on June 21, 2019 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Though release on PC platform is not announced yet, we can only hope for it to come later sometime.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Devil May Cry Comes to Nintendo Switch

Relive the adventure with legendary Dante as original Devil May Cry is coming to Nintendo Switch this summer.

Following release of Devil May Cry 5, many were asking whether or not the game would make it to Nintendo Switch and developer/publisher Capcom has now answered that by announcing Devil May Cry for next-gen Nintendo handheld.

Although DMC5 will not be making it to Switch just yet, original hack and slash action-adventure title of 2001 for PlayStation 2 platform is announced to arrive this summer and all we are waiting for now is an official release date.

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Devil May Cry Comes to Nintendo Switch

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Last year, Capcom re-released Devil May Cry, Devil May Cry 2 and Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition into one collective bundle as Devil May Cry HD Collection, which sold for $29.99 in retail and mostly received positive feedback from fans.

Whereas DMC HD Collection came offering its original trilogy, Switch version would seemingly be a stand-alone game and that obviously make people wonder why releasing an average priced bundle in other platforms and release only one for Switch!

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Lately, Capcom has been porting Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen, Onimusha: Warlords and Okami upon realizing its wide audience reach for their popular old-school games. Ports for Resident Evil 0, Resident Evil and Resident Evil 4 are to arrive later on May 21.

Nintendo platform has never had a Devil May Cry game so far and its upcoming Switch debut can lead to a possible future when Dante eventually joins roster of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, according to game director Hideaki Itsuno.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 Grind to Fix After Latest PS4 Update

NetherRealm has rolled out a new PS4 update for Mortal Kombat 11 to rebalance grind and Towers of Time.

Newest 2.5D fighting game Mortal Kombat 11 turns out to be the best ever in entire Mortal Kombat franchise. However, it is not without its fair share of issues like outfit controversy of female fighters, political agenda and awful grind.

Seems like its player base took issue with their in-game mechanics that pushes towards micro-transactions for cosmetic items and developers have promised to deliver an adjustment earlier to fix that issue, which just rolled in today.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Grind to Fix After Latest PS4 Update

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Their latest update for MK11 live now on PlayStation 4 has worked out issues regarding its in-game economy and Towers of Time. Aside from increasing amount of Koins and Hearts as rewards, AI difficulty curve has been adjusted as well.

In order to reduce grind and for their troubles, developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment decided to rewarding players with 500,000 Koins, 500 Hearts, 1,000 Soul Fragments and 1,000 Time Krystals.

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Just like MK11 players on PS4 received a considerable in-game boost, NetherRealm will be rolling out same "Community Gift" for Nintendo Switch, PC and Xbox One platforms to make Krypt mode more player-friendly and welcoming to everyone.

A recent blowback from fans on their in-game currency reward system has made developers acknowledge this problem. Primary changes on difficulty and other features are detailed in patch notes that can be found on Mortal Kombat sub-Reddit.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Towers of Time

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Earlier, there was a claim that it would require players to spend over $6,000 to unlock every cosmetic item due to its crunch mechanics and series creator Ed Boon has quickly dismissed that idea but fans have already lost their trust on them.

Since NetherRealm Studios has always been vocal against loot boxes and pay-to-win tactics, seems like Mortal Kombat 11 only turned out to be an abusive crunch simulator because of intervention from its money grabbing publisher Warner Bros.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers Comes to PS4 and Switch

Atlus revealed action RPG spin-off game Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers for PS4 and Switch.

Remember when there was a rumor of Persona 5 to arrive on Nintendo Switch as P5S months after developer/publisher Atlus revealed Persona 5 R during The Game Awards 2018? We know now what that really was all along.

Right after official release date announcement for Persona 5: The Royal earlier, a brand-new trailer is released to confirm an upcoming title, Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers for players on PlayStation 4 and Switch.

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Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers comes to PS4 and Switch

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Take a look at the first trailer of Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers that focuses on lead character and brief gameplay.




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We see protagonist Joker jumping from above into fighting a mob of shadows on street using knives and charismatic special moves to take down dozens of enemies before finally unleashing full power of his persona, Arsene.

Teaming up with Koei Tecmo and Omega Force, Atlus have attempted to re-imagine their popular role-playing game into a beat 'em up similar to Dynasty Warriors. P5S is akin to a spin-off like Persona 4 Golden that introduced a new character as well.

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Although no launch dates are revealed so far, we would like to settle for fall 2019, according to a previous leak by Twitter user Mr. Ohya. He also stated that upcoming P5R would be only for PS4 consoles and it turned out right after all.

Despite calling Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers an action RPG within franchise, Atlus is keeping mainline Persona exclusive to PlayStation while leaving many Switch owners upset as they were really expecting a solid port of P5.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 Release Date

Upcoming Nintendo Switch-exclusive side-scrolling platformer title Super Mario Maker 2 to arrive on June 28, 2019.

A few months earlier, when anticipated side-scrolling platformer Super Mario Maker 2 was revealed for Nintendo Switch at Nintendo Direct February 2019, developer/publisher Nintendo didn't reveal a specific date of release other than June 2019.

Recently, a launch date of June 28, 2019 is announced for sequel of popular Wii U title Super Mario Maker. So, interested players who want to get started as soon as it is out on stores can already place their pre-order in advance.

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Super Mario Maker 2 Release Date

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Though Nintendo previously gave a glimpse of what to expect from SMM2 in its announcement trailer, there are a slew of features left unseen. Slopes are one of the highly requested in-game elements fans have been asking for in it and their wish is granted.

Players would also be allowed to add water into ground stages, something that you couldn't do in a single section of the previous game. Angry Sun from Super Mario Bros. 3 and Bully from Super Mario 64 are among notable new addition of enemies.

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Create Your Own Courses

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Original Super Mario Maker platform game came out in 2015 to become an instant hit on Wii U console and till date, people are making different new stages by adding blocks and enemies even though Nintendo has moved afar from the platform.

Nintendo Switch-exclusive title Super Mario Maker 2 lets player create their own rendition of Mario platforming stages with so many improved features and options at their disposal that it almost makes its predecessor game look like a beta project.

Mortal Kombat 11: How to Unlock Frost

Purchasable DLC fighter Frost is a hidden character within Mortal Kombat 11 that is easily unlockable in Story Mode.

After revealing their full character roster of playable fighters, developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has recently released their newest fighting game Mortal Kombat 11 worldwide.

With many fan-favorite characters returning from past Mortal Kombat games, players were looking forward to Frost making a comeback. Though developers brought her back through a DLC, you can easily earn access to her in-game for free!

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Mortal Kombat 11: How to Unlock Frost

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Whereas you can simply pick up any character from entire roster that are available right away, NetherRealm decided to include this female Lin Kuei warrior in a non-exclusive DLC aside from already adding her as an unlockable hidden character in MK11.

In Story Mode of Mortal Kombat 11, one would require playing through entire Chapter 4 with any one of Scorpion and Sub-Zero or a combination of both on a rescue mission for Cyrax to unlock Frost, which is not really that difficult at all.

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Since they made Frost acquirable though gameplay locking her up for only $5.99 on all available platforms, it looks a lot like a cheap scheme to earn some extra buck off the pocket of die-hard fans of their critically-acclaimed franchise.

What is truly baffling here is that in spite of adding her for players to find in-game within a couple of hours into Story Mode, her DLC description had no mention of it and they only added later that you don't require an immediate purchase to get her.

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Exclusive Playable Skins

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Giving away pre-order bonus character Shao Kahn for MK11 is somewhat understandable but locking up a popular character behind a small paywall smells a lot like a scam because it doesn't even come with a $99.99 worth Premium Edition.

Seeing even Shao Kahn became available for purchase following launch, one may only think whether Mortal Kombat 11 has some hidden way of unlocking Gold Demon Scorpion, Kold War Skarlet and Ninja Mime Johnny Cage somehow.