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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Super Smash Bros. Comes to Nintendo Switch

Back in February 2018, we talked about a rumor of a new title for Nintendo Switch, which probably is the new Super Smash Bros. Nintendo eventually put that rumor to rest by announcing bringing the game to Switch later sometime of this year in one of their latest presentation. Also, a teaser trailer was dropped to make the fans grasping for some air as they wait for the title in anticipation.

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Super Smash Bros. Comes to Nintendo Switch

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Witness the first official teaser trailer for crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. announced by Nintendo for Switch on 2018.

RELATED: Nintendo Direct Mini January 2018

The short length trailer opens up with a boy and girl from another successful Nintendo franchise Splatoon, engaging in a paint- shooting. As their battle become more intense, suddenly the world around them goes black and the girl looks around confused. A huge fiery Smash Bros. emblem is seen on the horizon and silhouettes of the possible fighting characters can be seen with Link and Mario. The Inklings from Splatoon are much likely to join the battle this time.

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Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. series is renowned for assembling various popular characters like Link, Mario and Samus from their fan-favorite titles. Back in 1999, they brought these famous characters together for an all-out brawl to create one of the most successful crossover-fighting game series ever. Protagonists of other third party games like Bayonetta, Mega Man, Metal Gear, Pac-Man and Sonic the Hedgehog also joined the rumble in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

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So, it was only fitting when the Super Smash Bros. game finally finds its way to the Nintendo Direct announcement lately.  Now what everyone has been debating about after the trailer is that if the new game is going to be an original title for Switch or just a port version of 2014 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. If we consider the failed history of Wii U to deliver successful games in the past, then it probably is going to be an enhanced port for Nintendo Switch.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Wins Game of The Year at DICE Awards

Last year, Nintendo's open world action-adventure game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was released from Legend of Zelda series. The game was exclusively dropped on Nintendo Switch and Wii U, which ended up receiving critical acclaim as well as breaking Nintendo's sales records of the past by selling over six million copies. On Thursday night, the game won big time at the 21st DICE Awards.

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Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Wins Game of The Year at DICE Awards

RELATED: Nintendo Direct Mini January 2018

The latest installment from Legend of Zelda franchise won prestigious awards like Adventure Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction, Outstanding Achievement in Game Design and Game of the Year at the event. Genyo Takeda, executive and designer of Nintendo received Lifetime Achievement Award at the same night for his contributions to gaming over the years.

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Genyo Takeda Accepts Lifetime Achievement Award

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Four other games that won the night from Nintendo in Handheld Game of the Year, Mobile Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design and Racing Game of the Year for Metroid: Samus Returns, Fire Emblem Heroes, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Mario Odyssey respectively. With that, Nintendo takes eight trophies home from the 21st DICE Awards this year.

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DICE Award Winners 2018

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Battle royale sensation, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds becomes Action Game of the Year and gets another for Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay. Styled in 1930's era of animation, run and gun indie title Cuphead from StudioMDHR gets award for Animation, Art Direction and Original Music Composition. Horizon Zero Dawn was picked for both Outstanding Achievement in Story and Outstanding Technical Achievement.

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Other achievements worth mentioning are FIFA 18 for Sports Game of the Year, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – Senua for Outstanding Achievement in Character, Injustice 2 for Fighting Game of the Year and Nier: Automata for Role-Playing Game of the Year.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Super Smash Bros. Game Rumored for Nintendo Switch!

Although there is no concrete evidence to back the news up and we better mark this as a rumor but apparently, Nintendo is working on a new title which might be a new Super Smash Bros. game. Most probably, the game will be a Nintendo Switch port of the fifth release of the series and one of the most popular; Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U (2014).

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Super Smash Bros. Game Rumored for Nintendo Switch!

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Emily Rogers have recently revealed this news on ResetEra forums and she stated that a new Super Smash Bros. game is going to be announced soon and then it is coming this year. This particular game can either be a “full sequel“ or a “half-sequel“. It can also be a “deluxe definitive edition port” for all we know for now and it is headed to Nintendo Switch. Alongside the already existing content, the game will feature some re-worked and new ones too.

RELATED: Nintendo Direct Mini January 2018

Even though it doesn't fall into the same stereotype of every other fighting games out there, Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. is undoubtedly one of the most popular of them all. The game was originally released for Nintendo 64 back in 1999. For the first time, the title assembled fan-favorite characters like Donkey Kong, Kirby, Mario, Link from Legend of Zelda, Pikachu from Pokemon and Yoshi from various Nintendo games. The game was a huge success overnight for bringing so many popular and iconic video game characters.

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Seeing this formula of success work, Nintendo then start dropping a Super Smash Bros. titles for every other consoles and with no exception, everyone of them was a hit! Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U was the last one of the franchise and it was released on 2014. Obviously, the gameplay mechanics was more improved than ever, a bigger roster, multiplayer mode and replay value earned it praise from players worldwide.

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Fan-Favorite Nintendo Characters

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Even though the source of this reported rumor is unofficial but the admins of ResetEra forums have a track record of having inside knowledge of many events of the industry in the past. Then again, it makes sense because Nintendo Switch has been an amazing success in the market and Super Smash Bros. has accomplishments like being the fast-selling Wii U game by beating Mario Kart 8 under its belt. So, making an enhanced Switch port for the game only makes sense.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Doom on Switch Adds Motion Controls

If first-person shooter game Doom from id Software has taught us anything that would be blasting off demons is never a boring chore. People who want to have this simple enjoyment on-the-go have sought to the Nintendo Switch version of the game when this demon-slaying fest debuted on the platform. With a newly released update, Doom has added "Motion Controls" for Switch console.

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Doom on Switch Adds Motion Controls


Ever since the game is ported to Switch, people have been asking about "Motion Aiming" using the built-in gyroscope of the Joy-Con to let them aim more accurately. The traditional aiming with the analog stick of the controller is still there but mixing the two options at hand, you can play the game with more precise control. Courtesy of 1.1.1 patch, you can find the "Motion Aiming" option under the setting menu for Controller.

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Aiming at your enemies with the game stick can be a bit painful and tough when there are massive oncoming hordes on your way to overwhelm you. So, without any mention of the most-requested feature, Bethesda just added it to the menu so that you can aim better with a simple tilt of the console. Perhaps, they had it planned all along and saw the release of this new patch a nice way to let people have some more fun. Players who gave it a shot claim that, this new update definitely increases game's performance for them.

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The brand-new patch also comes with support for multiplayer fans as a new party system is now part of Doom's multiplayer. This is a great way to gather your friends and troops online to join the monster slaying fest on Hell. A new Game Icon will now appear below the main menu of Nintendo Switch, just like the one you saw on the game's boxart. Besides, apart from Motion Controls and Party Support, the patch offers a few minor fixes to improve the experience, which includes some audio issues too.

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Doom is a reboot of the popular video game series from the 90's by id Software and Bethesda Softworks, released on 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. On November 10, 2017, the game has been ported to Nintendo Switch worldwide to spread out the thrill of demon-hunting on the small screens as well. The game now has support for traditional Chinese language and CPU optimizations are better than before.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 Nintendo Switch Reveal Trailer

By now, you all probably know that the popular action-adventure hack and slash video game series from PlatinumGames is finally making its way to the Nintendo Switch. Yes, we are talking about the Bayonetta series and the first two games of the franchise are making their Switch debut very soon. Also, a third game of the series; Bayonetta 3 is also announced by Nintendo back in December, 2017.

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Beyonetta and Beyonetta 2 Comes to Nintendo Switch

Today, Nintendo just dropped a brand-new reveal trailer for Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 on Nintendo Switch and we got that right here for you.

With this new trailer, our favorite heroine will returns to the butt-kicking business with her dual-wielding hand guns into the world of Switch. Though fans are no stranger to the titular sexy which Bayonetta and her rogue enemies, a sort of re-introduction of the crazy world she strives to save from demons and magical creatures is given in brief to the newcomers and for the series veterans to refresh their memories as well.

RELATED: Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 for Nintendo Switch

As her pair of guns (no pun intended) weren't enough as weapons, she masterfully uses her hair against the monstrosities that opposes her. You will get some idea of how the experience of playing the games in co-op could be with a brief look at the "Tag Climax" mode, which aids you with local multiplayer support and the person you intend to play this with will need a Switch version of the game. Players can unlock various costumes and weapons too as they play just like it was in the original titles.

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The Umbran Witch Returns

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Both Bayonetta 1 and Bayonetta 2 will see release on Nintendo Switch this upcoming February 16, 2018. Though the first game will be available to purchase from retailer stores, the second installment will only be available for digital download and both titles will feature contents same as the original version that came out for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Payday 2 Exclusive Character "Joy" on Nintendo Switch

As we got the news of Payday 2 of Overkill Studios is coming to Nintendo Switch with the announcement for Nintendo Direct mini and we are only a month away from getting our hands on the game for Switch. It was also revealed that there will be an exclusive new character who will be introduced in the Nintendo Switch version of the game as a new gang member for a certain time and recently, some lights are shed on that too.

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Payday 2 Exclusive Character "Joy" on Nintendo Switch

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A trailer is released from Nintendo featuring the new character named Joy and the video gives a brief peak into her life.

Joy is described as a “Japanese computer whiz" in the promos, who is the newest addition to the gang and she is a hacker, which makes her a unique asset to the team in a heist. Just because she is a hacker doesn't mean that she will be busy with the computers to help her infamous teammates of the gang. Joy got her own hacker perks and weapons to carry around; she will come in handy in times of need. Her face is yet to be revealed as it is always seen covered with her very own changing LED mask.

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All we know for now is that, Joy will be arriving in the Switch version of Payday 2 as a limited time exclusive character and that makes her the star of the release. Although not much of the personality of her character is unveiled yet, we have a feeling that we will get to know Joy a little better when she will be introduced on other ports as well after a certain period of time. It's now only a matter of time and the duration of that depends on how long she remains an exclusive to Switch.

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Payday 2 Comes to Nintendo Switch

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Payday 2 is a heist adventure title of 2013 which is the successor of Payday: The Heist from the same developer studio. This multiplayer co-op first-person shooter was originally released for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The Nintendo Switch version will be out on the market from February 27, 2018 onwards and you will be all set to run a heist on the port with hacker Joy then.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Nintendo Direct Mini January 2018

Nintendo have launched their newest console Nintendo Switch in 2017 and have done pretty well in the gaming market with their newly released titles every now and then from last year. Also, Switch was literally one of their biggest successes last year since it has been sold 4.8 million units within the first ten months of its release till date. So, they have planned that they will make it larger in 2018 and posted a cryptic Tweet yesterday.

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Nintendo Direct Mini January 2018

The internet always picks up clues from teasing Tweet from various sources and fans determined that Nintendo has something to reveal very soon. Then without any prior warning, Nintendo Direct mini hit us like a storm and gave us loads of info on a handful of their upcoming games with brief details on them. Now, this announcement was only for the first part of the year and before E3 is upon us, we got huge time to wait for Nintendo to blow us up once again then.

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Here goes the 15-minute long video presentation on Nintendo Direct that has games to pick up for almost any type of gamers out there.

Don't just get overwhelmed by this massive launch attack by Nintendo just yet even though there are some major headlines that made the news. Stay with us and we got this covered in details for you.

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The World Ends with You: Final Remix Coming Soon

The World Ends with You: Final Remix | Nintendo Switch
We believe the first game that made the list would most probably make a lot of fans very happy and excited because The World Ends with You gets a restyled makeover. Originally released for Nintendo DS, the game is now ported to Switch after almost 10 years of its debut. Although no specific release dates are given yet, hopefully the game comes out sometime this year and you will be all set to take part in this twisted play of action RPG as the game's main character Neku Sakuraba.

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Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack DLC Available Now

Pokkén Tournament | Deluxe Battle Pack DLC
The Pokémon fighting game Pokkén Tournament from Bandai Namco Studios gets a Deluxe Battle Pack that features some new characters. This paid DLC will be launched in two Waves and the first one drops on January 31. Wave 1 brings Aegislash on the table with Mega Rayquaza and Mimikyu as support set. March 23 will introduce Blastoise with support set Mew and Celebi on Wave 2. You will need the full-game to enjoy this DLC and buying the battle pack will also get you a new set of avatar items now.

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Kirby Star Allies | Nintendo Switch
The platform game from the Kirby series is eyeing for a March 16 release and the trailer reveals a couple of new abilities. Kirby Star Allies lets you use your new Artist and Spider abilities against your enemies. In the co-op mode, you can mix and match more skills with as much as four of your friends to increase the fun.

Kirby Battle Royale | Nintendo 3DS
Demo of the brawler game Kirby Battle Royale is another title from the Kirby series that joins the list. You play as the round shaped pink colored lovable hero character Kirby who enters an arena to face-off various other versions of himself. Don't forget to try this one out as it is available right now in the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS.

Dragon Quest Builders | Nintendo Switch
Another demo to look out for from the Nintendo Direct mini presentation is sandbox action RPG game Dragon Quest Builders from Square Enix. You can expect the game to be released by the end of the month of January 2018.

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Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition Comes to Nintendo Switch

Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition | Nintendo Switch
Based on the world of Legend of Zelda series, Hyrule Warriors is a hack and slash action game that was meant for Wii U. The Definitive Edition of the game will now hit the Nintendo Switch platform during the spring of 2018. All the characters, maps and missions from the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U version will see light in this one ultimate pack. On TV mode, you can enjoy the game on a 1080p quality. Plus, as an extra bonus, a Link and Zelda costume is added to the game based on last year's smash-hit game Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

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Mario Tennis Aces Comes to Nintendo Switch

Mario Tennis Aces | Nintendo Switch
A Mario spin-off title which is a sports based game Mario Tennis Aces will debut Nintendo Switch with many familiar character from the series in it. The game will feature RPG type boss battles and a story mode Mario Tennis: Power Tour after a very long time. This one also releases on spring 2018.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana | Nintendo Switch
After conquering PC, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4, action-RPG title Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is heading towards Nintendo Switch release from developer Nihon Falcom. Players get to fight the ferocious creatures of Seiren Island for survival as series protagonist Adol and build a base of his own. You can get your hands on this game on summer 2018.

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Luigi’s Balloon World Update

Super Mario Odyssey | Update
After finishing the main story in Super Mario Odyssey, Luigi’s Balloon World will be accessible though the update that has two unique modes. You've get to hide balloons in Hide It mode within 30 seconds and when you play the Find it mode, your objective is simply the opposite and that is to find out hidden balloons of other players online. Three new costumes and a couple of brand-new snapshot filters are added in this update as well. Reportedly, February 2018 marks to be the release period for this Super Mario Odyssey update.

SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy
A fighting game comprised of popular female heroines mostly from the King of Fighters series, SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy is a 2-on-2 tag team fighting game like various other SNK titles we know of from decades. If you are a fan of the classic KOF series, this one can make you a little bit nostalgic about the old days but the violent fighting-style of its original predecessors have been toned down a lot in this game. Players are also allowed to customize their fighters in different looks to personalize them. Nintendo Switch will see debut of this female brawler on summer 2018.

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Art of Fighting 2 | Nintendo Switch
The classic Neo Geo fighting game Art of Fighting 2 from the arcade days is now available to Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch. With this one, you will probably be taking another trip to nostalgia lane we believe.

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Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Introduces Donkey Kong

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle | DLC
A new DLC is coming to turn-based tactical RPG game Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle from Ubisoft is going to introduce a new character to the game and it is none other than everyone's favorite Donkey Kong. Spring 2018 will be the time of the year when we will see DK swinging his way to Kingdom Battle on Nintendo Switch.

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Payday 2 Nintendo Switch Release Date

Payday 2 | Nintendo Switch
The cooperative first-person shooter and everyone's favorite heist game from Overkill Studios; Payday 2 is now being ported to Nintendo Switch. As you are out to loot cash or diamonds, you can play it online or locally using crimenet with three more friends who owns the Nintendo Switch version. A limited time exclusive character known as the "Japanese Computer Whiz" named Joy will also be available for the platform. Payday 2 is expecting to release for Switch on February 27, 2018.

Fe | Nintendo Switch
Electronic Arts doesn't concern themselves with indie games much, yet they decided to go with action-adventure title Fe from developer Zoink Studios. Players are going to take part in the game as a fox-like creature Fe and discover the magical world full of mystical creatures. The game comes to Nintendo Switch this year on February 16.

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Celeste | Nintendo Switch
Another upcoming action platformer from Nintendo Direct mini will be Celeste, which originated in a four days game jam from Matt Makes Games. This single player speed runner type of adventure will make its way to Switch on January 25.

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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Nintendo Switch Release Date

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze | Nintendo Switch
A sequel to 2010's Wii U game Donkey Kong Country Returns, side-scrolling platformer Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is making its way to Switch along with Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong and Cranky Kong. The original two-player co-op is still present in the game for sharing experience of this adventure with a friend. You are also allowed to play as Funky Kong in a new mode with newly added abilities and his surfboard to fend off your Donkey Kong Island from an invading band of Viking-like arctic animals.

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Dark Souls: Remastered Nintendo Switch Release Date

Dark Souls: Remastered | Nintendo Switch
Among all the other release announcements, this one actually takes the cake as fans have been yearning for Dark Souls to come out in Remastered format and this wicked title is finally getting what was long-due. Setting for May 25 release, Dark Souls: Remastered will be a huge step for the platform to let the fans experience action like they deserves. The Artorias of the Abyss DLC will be a part of this and the visuals will be much better than the original game for sure.

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Seeing most of the upcoming video game titles announced in Nintendo Direct mini were focused on Nintendo Switch, it is easy to assume that the company is now investing more in their latest console that was favored by the market and with proper push; it can dominate it even at some level. Hopefully, there are some pretty good number of great games still in their bag that are about to be revealed later sometime that will turn heads.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Mercenaries Saga Chronicles Comes to Nintendo Switch

CIRCLE Ent. is a Japan-based game publisher who brings new games to market and in 2017, they have introduced 30 new games to various platforms. They mostly work with small-time indie titles and they operate under the name Fly High Works in Asia. Some their great release includes SteamWorld Dig 2, The Day We Found Earth and The Legend of the Dark Witch 3. A few days ago, they teased the announcement of a new Nintendo Switch title on Twitter.

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Mercenaries Saga Chronicles Comes to Nintendo Switch

As soon as the clock hit midnight and it was already 2018 in Japan, CIRCLE Ent. have twitted that they are bringing strategy role-playing series Mercenaries Saga for Nintendo Switch.

Tactical RPG Mercenaries Saga by Japanese developer studio Rideon was primarily out as mobile game which used to rock on Nintendo 3DS console later and there were three installments of the game released so far. Many have considered the Mercenaries Saga series as a worthy descendant of Final Fantasy Tactics. The first game of the series was never released in the Western regions and then came Mercenaries Saga 2, which came out in 2015 on Nintendo 3DS, then eventually on Android and iOS.

The third and final title Mercenaries Saga 3 was released on 2016 exclusively for Nintendo 3DS. So, as CIRCLE Ent. is bringing Mercenaries Saga Chronicles, we are getting all three games together much like an anthology. You can also consider the tiles as remaster edition because originally the Mercenaries Saga game series used to run on 240p resolution which is going to be enhanced to a 1080p resolution for Nintendo Switch. So, that definitely bridges the graphical gap between the new take on the game and the predecessor versions.

However, at the moment we cannot say anything about how much the game will cost or there are no official release date announced by CIRCLE Ent. yet. Plus, this time the series is going to see a Western release after all, which will be a great move by the developer and the publishers.