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

Friday, September 7, 2018

Mega Man 11 Free Demo for Consoles

Less than a month ahead of release, Capcom releases a free playable demo for Mega Man 11 on Switch, PS4 and Xbox One.

By this time next year, players will get their hands of the eleventh main entry from Mega Man action-platform game series, Mega Man 11 on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One from developer/publisher Capcom. Expectations regarding this new title are undoubtedly very high as October 2 slowly approaches towards us. So, a free game demo was released today on consoles for eager fans to try out that how well the new installment stands out before worldwide launch.

mega man 11 demo switch ps4 xbox one
Mega Man 11 Free Demo for Consoles

RELATED: Mega Man 11 Announced

We have a brand-new official trailer for the demo at hand that also offers brief moments of glance towards other bosses from the game.




RELATED: Mega Man 11 Release Date

Currently available to download on Switch, PS4 and Xbox One, the demo allows you a single level to explore, which is the pyramid stage you have seen so many times in promo videos and it will lead you to a final face-off against robot master Block Man. He is apparently a small robot made of blocks who typically uses his ability to drop blocks on his opponents; in this particular case, on Mega Man. A power gear installed within him can transform him to massive size and immense strength.

mega man 11 demo switch ps4 xbox one block man
Showdown With Block Man

RELATED: Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 and 2 Release Date

The other part of the trailer focused on robot master Bounce Man rampaging on the Boing-Boing Park and other debutante robot bosses who will appear for the first time in this game. Being a former exercise instructor, he swings and bounces around to cause trouble to everyone's favorite blue bomber as highlighted in the gameplay from the released video. Then there are Blast Man, Fuse Man Impact Man and Torch Man to spice things up on various stages throughout the game.

RELATED: Super Smash Bros. Comes to Nintendo Switch

Also, the demo will give players some in-game content to use later in the main game, if enough number of players is able to defeat Block Man before it releases next month. To get an exclusive alternate track for Mega Man 11, pre-order now. You can enjoy three difficulties modes in the demo and the engaging gameplay will definitely attract newcomers and season veterans of the series to the title. Capcom did not release a Windows PC version of the demo for some unknown reason.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Nintendo Direct Confirms New Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters

Today's Nintendo Direct reveals Super Smash Bros. Ultimate adds classic Vampire hunters and a Donkey Kong villain.

Latest in the line of all-star crossover fighting game series from developer Bandai Namco and publisher Nintendo reveals more new and exciting characters for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster in a recent Nintendo Direct. Almost half an hour long, this presentation has a number of cinematic trailers to make dramatic debut of new characters and director Masahiro Sakurai talks about other information about the game as if fans were not already hyped enough for its release on December 7 for Nintendo Switch.

super smash bros ultimate nintendo direct new characters
Nintendo Direct Confirms New Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters

RELATED: Doom Eternal Comes to Nintendo Switch

Jump into the new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct video from Nintendo to feast your eyes with introduction of many of your beloved characters from different franchise.




RELATED: Dead Cells Review Plagiarism by IGN

The first cinematic opens up with a shrouded person enters the fortress while it was raining outside and Mario's long-time companion Luigi wandering around inside Castle Dracula. He is chased by mummies, snakes and finally is faced by Death itself. The scythe is swung and his soul leaves the body just before a whip chain hits Death on the face, revealing the attacker to be legendary vampire hunter Simon Belmont from Castlevania II: Simon's Quest. However, by then it was too late for our little friend.

simon belmont super smash bros ultimate nintendo direct
Simon Belmont Lashes Out!

RELATED: Classic Goku and Vegeta Comes to Dragon Ball FighterZ

Shortly afterwards, when he was facing off against immortal vampire Dracula Vlad Tepes, the lord of the undead unleashed a fiery attack and Simon was about to get it, another valiant warrior arriving straight out of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night steps in. Richter Belmont is the second recruit from Castlevania series, carrying the same legacy of his ancestor. Both has been in vampire hunting business and now has crossed over to take part in the biggest brawl fest of history.

richter belmont super smash bros ultimate nintendo direct
Richter Belmont Crosses Over!

RELATED: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Breath of the Wild Free DLC

Simon mostly relies on his iconic whip aside from his signature axe, cross, holy water and good-old fist. Although his weapon is slow when it comes to use it in a fight and leaves him vulnerable for attack, it does have an extended range than any other weapon from any character. His earlier design has been polished and has gone through a little makeover. Except from animation, looks and voice, Simon and Ritcher has identical move sets, making the latter as an echo fighter of the former.

chrom super smash bros ultimate nintendo direct
Chrom Joins The Battle!

RELATED: Dragon Ball FighterZ Open Beta for Nintendo Switch

Roy from Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade previously got enlisted into SSBU and now Chrom from Fire Emblem Awakening joins the list due to fan-request. Even though his moves are based on Roy, he has some unique moves to be considered as a non-Echo. Sci-fi action game series Metroid has been privileged by having two of their prominent figures; bounty hunter Samus and extraterrestrial dragon Ridley. Now, Dark Samus from Metroid Prime enters the fray as an echo fighter of her counterpart.

king k rool super smash bros ultimate nintendo direct
King K. Rool Comes Aboard!

RELATED: Octopath Traveler Sold Out in Japan

The second introduction clip reveals a villainous figure from Donkey Kong Country, King K. Rool stomping over, menacing his long-time enemies Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong. This alligator-like Kremling king loves bananas as much as his foes do and his attitude says the same. To be honest, he appears to be more funny than scary on any level and throwing of his crown to opponents are a clear example of that. His polished design lets him fit perfectly along with other combatants now.

RELATED: Nintendo Open to All Third-Party Games Cross-Play

These new fighters are bringing along new stages themed on their own image from respective franchises. In terms of answering whether or not Echo Fighters are getting their own slots, it actually depends on your likings. Current addition of brawlers makes it clear that Nintendo and Sakurai has been listening to fan pledges for months and hopefully, some more fan-favorites will pop out for this Nintendo Switch-exclusive.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Nintendo Sues ROM Sites for Copyright

Nintendo sued two ROM sites over copyright, leading one to shut down and another to pull all NES ROMs.

Japanese video game publisher Nintendo has recently filed lawsuit against two popular ROMs websites LoveRETRO.co and LoveROMS.com, both of whom were responsible for hosting some older console games from the company. Their reason to take legal action against these two sites was simply because of massive copyright infringement of their intellectual property rights. The former among them is already shut down while the latter took down all Nintendo files out of their directory.

nintendo console rom sites copyright lawsuit
Nintendo Sues ROM Sites for Copyright

RELATED: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Breath of the Wild Free DLC

Whereas this practice keeps the game alive among players for decades, it commercially robs the publisher of their revenue and despite knowing of it, most of them do nothing to stop it. Nintendo however, took a strong stand with this issue and filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona on July 19 after frequently calling them out on occasion. Of course, many of these ROMs sites belongs to fans as some hobby projects but the two accused ones are definitely professional.

nintendo console rom sites lawsuit
LoveROMS Removes All Nintendo ROMs

RELATED: Octopath Traveler Sold Out in Japan

According to TorrentFreak, both of these sites were run by a same person who used to share old Nintendo game ROMs. These two sites were immensely popular online among others who host pirated video games. People who love to play games on their preferred platforms rather than a specific console they were created for uses these ROMs on various emulators to relive the experience. This comes in handy in case of countless retro games, which are no longer available in market.

RELATED: Nintendo Open to All Third-Party Games Cross-Play

Though, LoveRETRO.co couldn't be saved, LoveROMs posted this update on social media after removing all of their available ROMs on Nintendo games.



RELATED: Super Mario Odyssey Hacked With Porn

Apparently, these sites belong to Arizona based company Mathias Designs LLC and its owner Jacob Mathias, responsible for 140 copyright and 40 trademark breaches. Nintendo requested $150,000 for per infringement and $2,000,000 for each trademark violation, summing up a total of over $100 million for overall legislative damages. They also requested to court that domain names of these two sites should be handed over to them while also revealing sources for those pirated ROMs.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Breath of the Wild Free DLC

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

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

mario kart 8 deluxe zelda breath wild dlc
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Breath of the Wild Free DLC

RELATED: Octopath Traveler Sold Out in Japan

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




RELATED: Nintendo Open to All Third-Party Games Cross-Play

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

RELATED: Super Mario Odyssey Hacked With Porn

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

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Octopath Traveler Sold Out in Japan

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

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

octopath traveler sold out stock japan
Octopath Traveler Sold Out in Japan

RELATED: Nintendo Direct E3 2018

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

RELATED: Code Vein Delayed to 2019

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



Translated from Japanese, the Tweet reads out:

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

RELATED: Monster Hunter: World Comes to Final Fantasy XIV

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

RELATED: Shenmue and Shenmue 2 Re-Release Date

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

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Nintendo Open to All Third-Party Games Cross-Play

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

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

nintendo open crossplay third party games
Nintendo Open to All Third-Party Games Cross-Play

RELATED: Nintendo Direct E3 2018

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

RELATED: Super Mario Odyssey Hacked With Porn

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

RELATED: Minecraft Nintendo Switch Cross-Play

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

RELATED: Limbo and Inside Coming to Nintendo Switch

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

Friday, June 22, 2018

Super Mario Odyssey Hacked With Porn

Pornographic images starts showing up in Super Mario Odyssey to the horror of some Nintendo Switch owners.

Developer/publisher Nintendo is known for their family-friendly video games and they encourage young players to enjoy their titles. However, that is at risk now as hackers have found a way that lets them upload custom avatars of their choosing for their profiles in Super Mario Odyssey and as a result, pornographic images starts showing up in the game, which some of the Nintendo Switch owners have noticed lately and many unchecked children are now at risk of viewing mature content.

super mario odyssey hack nsfw adult images
Super Mario Odyssey Hacked With Porn

RELATED: Nintendo Direct E3 2018

While communities of PC, PlayStation and Xbox have some toxicity online, Nintendo games were really setting a bar of standard for everyone else and had an innocent play-field for kids. Not only they follow a very strict policy for taking down any abusive or inappropriate content, those who cheat or quit matches online on a regular basis are also gets the boot. It was a solid ground for players of all ages to experience peaceful gaming together but seems like those days are gone now.

RELATED: Fortnite for Nintendo Switch Leaked

By far, these images have showed up in 3D platformer Super Mario Odyssey and Luigi's Balloon World mini-game that came with a free DLC update this year. Players have to find out hidden balloons all over the world in this mode and upon finding them out; it shows the avatar of the person who hid it. Usually, what we see in those avatars are mostly pictures of Nintendo characters and Miis, but people started discovering unpleasant images that are straight out pornographic content.

nintendo switch hack super mario odyssey luigis balloon world
NSFW Images Invades Luigi’s Balloon World

RELATED: Super Mario Odyssey Added New Special Outfits

A curious user on Reddit has recently posted about what sort of obscene images he came across while playing the game. This normally gets players banned by Nintendo and until they offer better parental controls, he urged all parents to take their child's Switch offline. Apparently, a leaked DevMenu has been causing people to get past these normal protocols of the game, which another Reddit user claimed to get his hands on after buying a Switch this week.

RELATED: Super Smash Bros. Comes to Nintendo Switch

What he thought as a “defective” Switch from eBay was actually an EDEV unit, which is a console for developers. Although his post is deleted now, many have suggested releasing the data online for developers and hackers to study and it eventually uploaded to a torrent. With a custom firmware, installing DevMenu is actually pretty simple but unfortunately, people started to misuse the data already by exposing a huge number of children to the threat of watching NSFW images.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Minecraft Nintendo Switch Cross-Play

Minecraft brings cross-play with Better Together update to let players team up on Nintendo Switch and Xbox One in a new trailer.

Playing your favorite games with friends on cross-platform is bliss and these days, developers and publishers are keeping that in mind. We all know how popular Minecraft is among fans already and everyone just wants to take part for some fun crafting experience. An update titled, Better Together was released last year that let players to enjoy the game on PC, Xbox One, mobile and VR devices together. That list of cross-playing platforms just included Nintendo Switch to the fold.

nintendo switch minecraft update
Minecraft Nintendo Switch Cross-Play

RELATED: PUBG Gets ‘Event Pass’ Progression System

You should go ahead and check out the brand-new trailer of Nintendo Switch cross-play of the game for more information.




RELATED: Halo Infinite Announced

Using the Bedrock engine, the game was made available for the trendy next gen console of Nintendo. Alongside many other popular lists of Nintendo games, it will sure add a lot of value to the platform as Minecraft is now the second best-selling video game of all time with more than 144 million units. While you can customize your game with in-game store community contents and this version comes with the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack. That sure makes you jump with joy, right?

RELATED: State of Decay 2 Crosses 2 Million Players

If you happen to have a copy of the original Switch Edition game then all you have to do is to download this new version of Minecraft or just get it directly from Nintendo eShop. Don't worry about all of your DLC contents as you can just transfer them to the new version easily. You will need a free Microsoft account for cross-play on Switch with other participants from different devices and platforms. Plus, it will come in handy to get Minecoins and making purchase on marketplace.

nintendo microsoft crossplay
Nintendo and Microsoft Team-Up

RELATED: Xbox Game Pass Adds Classic Star Wars Games

With help from SkyBox Labs, Microsoft has taken this joint effort to bring together their fan-base and increase the pleasure of playing together. One thing that seemed odd is that while both of these companies are promoting a competitor’s console so positively, Sony decides to be a grumpy old grandpa and not allowing cross-platform play on their consoles. They already are in a controversy regarding not letting players use their Epic Games accounts on PlayStation 4 for other consoles.

RELATED: Sea of Thieves: The Hungering Deep DLC

That situation has been worsened and the Minecraft developer team has been trying to reach out to them for some time to bring the experience to PS4 but they simply won't join the parade. Where Microsoft and Nintendo chooses to play together and survive together, Sony is probably rooting for survive alone and being left behind.