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

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Darksiders: Genesis Introduces War

THQ Nordic introduces War, youngest of Horseman for upcoming top-down shooter Darksiders: Genesis.

Merely days before E3 2019 kick-started, developer Airship Syndicate and publisher THQ Nordic has announced their upcoming top-down hack and slash action role-playing game Darksiders: Genesis featuring fourth Horseman, Strife.

Also showed up alongside him in action for the latest Darksiders series spin-off prequel game was his brother, War but for some reason it seemed that he never really had a proper introduction in the first place, so here it goes.

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Darksiders: Genesis Introduces War

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Below is an official introduction trailer for War that shows brief gameplay moments from Darksiders: Genesis.

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War will be playable character in Genesis as well as his brother Strife and even allowed to switch between them anytime in-game, thus they can leverage melee combat prowess of the former and long-range attacks of the latter.

You can also choose to play them separately in two player co-operative mode according to your playstyle preference. Known as Rider of the Red Horse, the youngest Horseman will be accompanied by his graceful phantom steed, Ruin.

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Clearly a Diablo-inspired title, the game also has some RPG elements like abilities and weapon augmentations. War will be picking up his iconic blade Chaoseater once again to slay enemy hordes and unleash his fury on battlegrounds.

Up until now, Darksiders series never had a co-op mode and same thing goes for their attempt with top-down perspective. This probably had been an idea they kept for long and now that more than two Horsemen has debuted, it is finally possible.

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War Will Rage On

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Even though all three mainstream Darksiders games were set around a same time period, Genesis took place thousand years early based on a plot that is mostly focused on Strife, the gun-slinging fourth Horseman of Apocalypse.

Neither of both Airship Syndicate and THQ Nordic has revealed a definitive release date for Darksiders: Genesis yet but it is currently aiming to launch on Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Nintendo Direct September 2019

Latest Nintendo Direct video stream wraps up remaining Nintendo Switch announcements for 2019 and some future titles.

Announced only a little while ago, a brand-new Nintendo Direct presentation was scheduled for today, on September 4, 2019 and it came out with news for loads of new releases and upcoming updates that fans were looking for.

Aside from their scheduled title launches in 2019 for Nintendo Switch consoles, some future games were teased. Nintendo's own official Twitch, Twitter and YouTube channels have broadcasted this video at 3:00 PM PT/6:00 PM ET.

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Nintendo Direct September 2019

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Get on board with this 38 minutes long exclusive Nintendo Direct video for all new information on Switch games.

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Overwatch Legendary Edition | Nintendo Switch

For a week or so, there was rumor of team-based online shooter Overwatch to come to Switch. Today, we got an official confirmation for one of most popular title of Blizzard Entertainment is finally heading to Nintendo's handheld console.

This multiple "Game of the Year" award-winner title will become available for Switch on October 15. Currently boasting a roster of 31 characters, players will have console specific control options and limited time Widowmaker skin.

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Luigi's Mansion 3 | ScreamPark Mode

Luigi going for a family vacation turns into a terrifying experience when he realizes Last Resort hotel is haunted. Otherwise what sort of lodge will have a pyramid inside of it that hoses Mummies and other booby traps for tourists?

Before getting out, he can hang out at its disco floor or spend time at pirate-themed restaurant before facing off some menacing bosses. A latest inclusion introduces ScreamPark mode for 2-8 players to battle ghosts on behalf of Team Luigi or Gooigi.

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Super Kirby Clash | Nintendo Switch
Launching right away is a free-to-start title Super Kirby Clash featuring combined might of Kirby times four. Party up with four of your friends for a co-op adventure via local wireless or online multiplayer other than playing solo.

Play your job roles by gearing up with weapons to work as a team and then take up quests from town. There are about a 100 quests and challenging boss battles to get into but most important above all of that is to play your roles right.

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Trials of Mana Remake | Nintendo Switch
Fans of action role-playing Mana series are finally getting a long-awaited return of Trials of Mana after 25 years. An HD remake of third game from a trilogy that is beloved by all, it will feature new aesthetic and re-imagined battle system.

Players can pick a protagonist and two cohorts from six different characters who will help you follow through in-game storyline. At any point, you can switch classes or change their appearances and abilities according to your need.

Trials of Mana Remake Comes to Nintendo Switch

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Return of the Obra Dinn | Nintendo Switch
Set on the case of a missing ship of East India Company, Return of the Obra Dinn is a puzzle video game from developer/publisher 3909 LLC. You play role of an insurance adjuster who has to figure out what really happened to its entire crew.

You posses a Momentum Mortem magic pocket watch that lets you get back in time to analyze their situation. Now that Obra Dinn has resurfaced years later, explore and observe everything from past in an attempt to solve a supernatural mystery.

Return of the Obra Dinn Comes to Nintendo Switch

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Little Town Hero | Nintendo Switch
Upcoming turn-based role-playing game Little Town Hero from developer Game Freak will be hitting Nintendo Switch on October 16. Its story is set around a town that people living in it can never leave and will be protected by a castle.

Players control a young boy named Axe, who took it upon himself to save his town when it is attacked by monstrous threats. Fellow citizens can of course lend a helping hand in your fights but you will have to find them to get support.

Little Town Hero Comes to Nintendo Switch

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Biggest take away from this video presentation was Overwatch getting a Switch port next month, revelation of newest Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighter and new addition of more games from Assassin's Creed series coming soon.

Nintendo Direct ended up announcing tons of new titles upon us that will be coming out throughout the rest of this year on Nintendo Switch and until 2020 to keep us busy playing while they will make some more games for next time.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

The Outer Worlds PAX West 2019 Trailer

Latest trailer of The Outer Worlds shown at PAX West 2019 takes you for some dystopian space adventure.

Currently scheduled to release on October 25, 2019, upcoming anticipated role-playing game The Outer Worlds from developer Obsidian Entertainment and publisher Private Division is all set to arrive on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Since we are only a few months away from launch, some more details and tidbits about the game wouldn't really hurt. Therefore, a brand-new trailer has debuted at PAX West 2019, showing more of its in-game environment.

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The Outer Worlds PAX West 2019 Trailer

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An introduction to a new world remains focal point of latest video that comes with a glimpse at gameplay as well.

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What we can see above is a recruitment ad for people interested to join Halcyon Colony that would accept almost anyone on board and doesn't require much of a standard or need strangers to pass any basic aptitude test.

One of their so-called prosperous communities are Terra 2, where robots take time to take a dump, you get to hang out at social clubs, enjoy housing guarantee, gourmet dining and come across many unpleasant surprises.

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Those who are looking forward to some off-world adventures can head to Monarch, which even though slightly terraformed, doesn't look like a friendly environment at all since hostile creature are at every corner, waiting to rip you apart.

Regardless of your talent chops, there is a job corporate outer space has to offer to almost everyone even if you are a mad-scientist. Besides, they have a career development program to hone your skills and be better at what you do best.

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Halcyon Colony will also take care of your "Robophobia" or effects of permanent concussion if you have any. Or you can just defend yourself using a wide range of weapons to hack, slash, shoot and blow up any hostilities threatening you.

The Outer Worlds single-player sci-fi RPG title from developers of Fallout: New Vegas and you can actually feel that same vibe here. A Nintendo Switch version has been announced back in July but Obsidian has yet to reveal an official release date.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Spyro Joins Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Grand Prix

Spyro the dragon meets Crash Bandicoot in latest Grand Prix event for Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled.

Earlier in June 2019, beloved kart racing game Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled was brought over to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One by developer Beenox and publisher Activision as a remaster to Crash Team Racing.

During launch, CTR: Nitro-Fueled has announced to bring limited time Grand Prix events with a roadmap. For its latest season of themed content, Spyro N. Friends joins today, August 30 and will run until September 29, 2019.

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Spyro Joins Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Grand Prix

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Sharing deep root in PlayStation past, Spyro the Dragon hails from classic platformer series Spyro from late 90's just like Crash. Both of them can now have a chance to take on each other in a legendary crossover on racing tracks.

More new characters will join this latest Grand Prix season as usual alongside new items and karts. Spyro will be showing up on opening menu screen and Grand Prix cinematic for entirety of this season and some friends will join too.

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New Unlockable Characters

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Hunter and Gnasty Gnorc will be accompanying Spyro throughout this tour as unlockable playable characters. Their arrival will include whacky new karts like Spyromobile and Gnasty Ride that totally matches their persona.

On top of these basic offerings, players can unlock new decals, paint jobs and stickers to personalize their karts. Also, you can choose from loads of old and new character-specific skins such as Dark Spyro and Gnome Velo.

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Dark Spyro and Gnome Velo Skins

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Another new addition of this season is themed track Spyro Circuit that is inspired by long legacy of the purple dragon. Some items have gone through cosmetic makeover like power-up crates becoming chests and wumpa fruit as gems.

Magical portals from Spyro series have served as an idea for travelling to different places through magic castles and there are more than one that can heat-up some intense racing competition among many players.

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Spyro Circuit Track

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Following successful launch of Spyro Reignited Trilogy last year, everyone's favorite purple dragon is under spotlight once again and Beenox thought making a crossover between two classic series would be a great treat for fans.

Anyone with a copy of Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled can jump right into Grand Prix events without spending an extra buck. So, have unlimited fun with racing and customization for next four weeks till Spyro N. Friends season lasts.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King Announced

Disney's Aladdin and The Lion King officially getting remastered into Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King.

We are in an era where our beloved animated Disney films are now being adapted into live-action blockbusters featuring big-name Hollywood celebrities but they can hardly give us the same nostalgic feeling we crave so much.

Therefore, two legendary 90's platformer title from 16-bit supported video game consoles; Disney's Aladdin and The Lion King are being bundled together as Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King for modern day gaming platforms.

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Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King Announced

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A brand-new official announcement trailer offers a brief overview what this upcoming collection has to offer.

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In an attempt to relive the magic of Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo consoles, developer Digital Eclipse and publisher Nighthawk Interactive teamed up to bring back these retro classics for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Both Disney's Aladdin and The Lion King will feature their respective Game Boy, SEGA Genesis and Super Game Boy version within the package with the latter also having a Super Nintendo version included to its game list.

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Beloved Disney Platformer

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Similarly, NES port for Lion King is getting cut out from the upcoming compilation even though both of these excluded versions are arguably one of their most popular releases and we believe this is solely because of some legal issues.

According to official press release, they are adding a "Final Cut" version for Disney's Aladdin and a Trade Show Demo version that has never been released for public since 1993 but sadly, no report for a SNES version is mentioned.

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Not only you can enjoy these retro masterpieces in 1080p resolution enhancements, there are some newly added amazing features like Watch Mode to skip certain playthroughs or using Rewind to go back few steps to course correct.

Aside from updated graphics and customizable controls, an art gallery full of behind-the-scenes assets as bonus content. Nighthawk Interactive has put enough effort to compile these fan-favorite gems into one that offers replay value.

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Tale of Simba

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All major console versions are confirmed to get physical release but PC port is getting a Steam launch only. There were DRM-free versions of these two Disney classics for PC platform available at but were removed earlier in 2019.

Disney's Aladdin and The Lion King collection will be sold for $29.99 only at digital outlets and retail stores from October 29, 2019. We are wondering when someone will try to remake Goof Troop and The Jungle Book for current platforms!

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection Announced

Capcom announces Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection to come in January 21, 2020 for PC and consoles.

Following an immensely successful release of action-packed Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 and 2 last year, Capcom is prepping up to launch another anthology of Mega Man franchise next year for modern-day gaming platforms.

All four mainline games from Mega Man Zero series along with Mega Man ZX and Mega Man ZX Advent are announced to launch for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 21, 2020 as Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection.

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Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection Announced

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Official announce trailer for Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection briefly showcases features for all added titles.

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Series protagonist Zero came to receive his own series of games after serving as a secondary main character in Mega Man X series. His own chronicles starts hundreds years later when he came out of a sealed capsule to join Resistance forces.

He takes a stand against Neo Arcadia to fight their oppressed rule and blast of any boss challenges thrown at him while looking to uncover secrets from centuries ago about what happened in the mean time when he was in sleep.

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Fight for Future

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Mega Man Zero series titles included in the collection were previously released on Game Boy Advance and both Mega Man ZX games made their debut on Nintendo DS handheld consoles from Nintendo from 2002 and 2007.

Aside from catching up to these classic titles, fans are getting a load of added bonus content within this bundle including an in-game gallery of artwork, graphical overhaul, original soundtracks and a brand-new game mode called Z Chaser.

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Resurrection of a Legend

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Newest feature Casual Scenario mode buffs your character and lessens damage taking. Save-Assist allows you to save your progress mid-mission to go back to a certain point and is likely to change your overall gameplay experience.

Already available for pre-order right now, Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection will see a physical release for all select platforms aside from coming to digital distribution storefronts like Steam for a retail price of $29.99 only.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Little Nightmares 2 Announced

Gamescom 2019 reveals 2017 indie puzzle-platformer sequel Little Nightmares II is coming in 2020.

In 2017, indie puzzle-platformer horror adventure title Little Nightmares from developer Tarsier Studios and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment see debut on major platforms with critical-acclaim, which warrants for a follow-up game.

It is during Gamescom 2019 opening night live today, that its much-anticipated sequel has finally been announced officially as Little Nightmares II is coming to Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at some point in 2020.

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Little Nightmares 2 Announced

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An ominous trailer clip is released to herald the return of a nightmarish series in a brand-new installment.

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LNII follows story of a new character named Mono, a young boy who will be joined by original protagonist Six. These two will journey to a Signal Tower that has distorted their surrounding world with its humming transmission.

As Mono set out to discover some dark secrets, his yellow raincoat wearing friend will serve as an AI companion. Both of these kids are tied to story and cooperation is essential in a yet to reveal gameplay mechanics.

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Given how Little Nightmares had players confined within indoor environments and then a lot of venturing to outdoor locations happening in sequel, it is easy to assume that LNII is likely to be bigger than the Maw from first game.

When you are going through a hostile area and come across some menacing enemies, stealth is a best approach for survival. Of course, there are some combat mechanics but they are mostly for self-defense purpose and to save Six.

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The announcement trailer is more of a teaser that invites us to step into its same old creepy and dark atmosphere once again. Other than that, it doesn't reveal much to audience in terms of plot premise or gameplay features.

Little Nightmares II senior narrative designer, Dave Mervik stated to include an extra layer of complexity to puzzle solving and enemy encounters and we still have a lot to learn about the game until it finally launches next year.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Streets of Rage 4 Introduces Cherry Hunter

At Gamescom 2019, a third playable character Cherry Hunter is introduced for Streets of Rage 4 by developer DotEmu.

Back in August 2018, official announcement for upcoming side-scrolling beat 'em up game Streets of Rage 4 was made by developer DotEmu, Guard Crush Games and Lizardcube with a brand-new trailer and some gameplay bits.

Two fan-favorite series regular ex-cop Axel Stone and police detective Blaze Fielding are confirmed for SoR4. A third and newly added playable character named Cherry Hunter is introduced lately at Gamescom 2019 in a new clip.

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Streets of Rage 4 Introduces Cherry Hunter

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Take a look at debut trailer for Cherry Hunter, joining brawling streets alongside Axel and Blaze from Gamescom 2019.

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Aside from Axel Stone and Blaze Fielding from original Streets of Rage, two additional playable characters were on vaguely teased on background silhouette of PAX East 2019 gameplay teaser video that anyone can miss pretty easily.

Newest SoR4 recruit is a guitar-playing fighter Cherry Hunter, daughter of Adam Hunter from first SoR game. She is a street-level brawler with love for music, who took some lesson in self-defense from her father and Axel.

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Guitar-Wielding Warrior

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Cherry wields an electric guitar that she uses to perform slide through or shock her enemies with guitar strum. She has some similarities in her moves with her mentor Axel and though her punches may not hit hard, she is fast.

Despite being a young warrior, Cherry Hunter is an interesting playable fighter that brings variety into gameplay experience. We are likely to get another reveal very soon from silhouette tease who will probably be a "powerhouse" character.

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A Street-Level Brawler

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After gaining "cult classic" status in side-scrolling beat 'em up genre from fans, Streets of Rage series has been on hiatus for more than two decades until original developer/publisher of the franchise Sega decided to bring it back.

Although Streets of Rage 4 has not received an official launch date from Dotemu just yet but its release platforms are recently revealed to be Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, which came out exactly as early predictions.

Nintendo Indie World Showcase August 2019

Check out an awesome lineup of indie games heading to Nintendo Switch in latest Indie World Showcase live-stream.

With the rise of Nintendo Switch handheld console in recent years following its 2017 launch, many indie games with great potential are finding a new audience to reach out to and that essentially has helped them to grow exponentially.

Though Nintendo mostly focuses on major upcoming releases and big-name anticipated Switch ports during their Nintendo Direct presentation, this time they decided to go with indie games and is introducing Indie World Showcase.

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Nintendo Indie World Showcase August 2019

Here are official announcements for some of indie games that are coming to Switch later this year on in 2020.

Risk of Rain 2
First title that kicks-off the presentation is an upcoming third-person shooter Risk of Rain 2 with rogue-like gameplay elements and an interesting setting that comes from developer Hopoo Games and publisher Gearbox Publishing.

Heading to Switch this summer, there will be 10 playable characters at launch that you can pick from to enjoy playing with up to four person. Similar to its predecessor, you venture out various levels, collect loot, kill aliens and repeat.

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Risk of Rain 2 Comes to Nintendo Switch

A single player adventure ride that centers on a mysterious white haired little girl named Sam in a post-apocalyptic world. Eastward is created by developer Pixpil and publisher Chucklefish, coming to Switch platform in 2020.

In order to find true origin of Sam, player character John goes out of his way and embarks a journey into a hostile world. Although it has a retro vibe, it is beautifully-detailed instead of entirely adapting a pixilated graphics style.

Torchlight II
Announcement for Switch version of action role-playing game Torchlight II came months ago and now a release date is revealed for September 3, 2019. Also coming is exclusive in-game pet; a pink unicorn and yapper to keep you company.

Explore a dynamic open-world created by developer/publisher Runic Games that comes with a new game plus mode. Hack and slash your way into this fan-favorite dungeon crawler to slay monsters and earn loot alone or with up to four friends.

Although almost every other game is trying their best to get a Switch version out for the platform these days, long-time Xbox console exclusive Ori and the Blind Forest is one particular game that took the literal cake here for us.

Indie World Showcase live-stream for Nintendo Switch sure was packed with surprises and some already known confirmations and boy, does this lineup looks packed! So, was it as exciting for you as it was for us? If so, then what was it?