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

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

RELATED: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Joker DLC Release Date

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.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Joker DLC Release Date

Persona 5 character Joker is coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on April 17 and Spring Update 3.0 on April 19.

It was announced a day before crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was launched worldwide on Nintendo Switch that Joker from popular JRPG title Persona 5 will join the roster very soon as first DLC fighter.

When this news was revealed at The Game Awards 2018, neither developer Bandai Namco nor publisher Nintendo gave us any definitive date of his arrival but now we have an official release date along with a few other interesting news.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Joker DLC Release Date

RELATED: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to Add Joker from Persona 5

A brand-new video has been released on YouTube channel for Nintendo that details all that is coming to Ultimate.




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So, Joker is coming to SSB Ultimate as game's 76th fighter included in Challenger Pack 1 and this Phantom Thief will be packed with his unique moveset inspired by P5 other than a gun, a knife and grappling hook to latch onto edges of stages.

While fighting his opponents, he can summon his persona, Arsene to lend an extra hand with powerful moves by filling up Rebellion Gauge that takes his down special defense move Rebel's Guard to put up, which also deflects incoming damages.

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Joker Summons Arsene

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For those who were hoping for his fellow Phantom Thieves to appear in some sort of cameo, there is a Final Smash attack called "All-Out Attack" for him to perform where they all show up to collectively beat up the rival player on stage.

Coming on April 17, Challenger pack 1 is priced $5.99 or you can always purchase Fighter Pass for $24.99 only. Although there are no Echo Fighters within the DLC, it offers themed stage Mementos and several iconic music tracks from previous Persona games.

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Persona Themed Stage Mementos

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This 15-minute long video details a lot about Joker and upcoming Spring Update 3.0 that is about to add some free content such as new video editor to share videos online and Stage Builder to create custom stages as they please.

Now that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has finally added up these features, not only players can replay and share their videos with each other, they can download recommended stages to and jump into those arenas to test them out.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Octopath Traveler on PC Confirmed by Square Enix

Square Enix is officially porting acclaimed role-playing game Octopath Traveler from Nintendo Switch to Steam.

After accidentally announcing news of their award-winning RPG title Octopath Traveler coming to Steam in an official blog post last week and deleting it shortly afterwards, developer/publisher Square Enix have finally confirmed its arrival on PC.

Whatever reasons they had for deleting original post that has leaked the announcement in advance, it appears that it is indeed launching this year on June 7 and will be released digitally on Valve's digital distribution platform.

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Octopath Traveler on PC Confirmed by Square Enix

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To give PC gamers a brief introduction, here goes a brand-new trailer heralding release of this acclaimed JRPG title.




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Players take on a unique journey from one of the eight main protagonist characters, each following a distinctive yet interlaced path of adventure on a fictional land of Orsterra that would finally have them unite with rest of their peers.

They would often come across NPCs during quest and sometime engage in confrontation using different abilities via a turn-based combat system. Also, they can be helpful at times in building reputation, getting new armor and finding items.

RELATED: Octopath Traveler Sold Out in Japan

We are still not sure that whether or not the game would go through any significant changes switching form Nintendo Switch to Steam since there was no mention of adding any special feature but we may expect some higher frame rates perhaps.

To match upgraded visuals of modern day consoles, it is rendered in a graphical aesthetic that developers termed as HD-2D, which offers high-definition textures while retaining a retro-vibe capturing essence of 16-bit era of video games.

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Embark an Epic Journey

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Previously thought to be a Switch-exclusive, the role-playing sensation has rocked the platform upon release last year by taking only less than a week for stock of physical copies to completely run out in Japan and selling over a million copies within a month.

Octopath Traveler not only met with instant commercial success but critics have praised it on high regards in general and now Square Enix is even working on a prequel game to launch on Android and iOS devices, which will be free-to-play.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Octopath Traveler for PC Leaked by Square Enix

Square Enix has accidentally confirmed PC version of Octopath Traveler after a Korean rating has teased it earlier.

While working on Octopath Traveler for Nintendo Switch, developer Square Enix might have never thought of what a phenomenon it would become but players on other platform could never have that experience because of Switch exclusivity.

However, a Korean game rating for a PC version of the game was spotted online last week, which clearly hints at launch of a possible port and that theory is confirmed recently, according to a now-deleted official blog post.

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Octopath Traveler for PC Leaked by Square Enix

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No longer remaining an exclusive, players on PC would be able to roam through the land of Orsterra for a magical ride via Steam from June 7. Whether or not there will be any notable changes to upcoming port is not mentioned yet though.

That same rating from Game Rating and Administration Committee of Korea also suggests for Bandai Namco to publish the acclaimed JRPG on the region. Previously, release of Super Bomberman R title to PlayStation 4 was leaked similarly by a rating online.

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Players can start by simply picking up from eight different characters of certain abilities to walk on their unique adventurous path. As your quest starts, there are other seven heroes to recruit in your cause and NPCs to interact with upon meeting.

The game employs a battle system that is very easy to get into and features some exciting boss battles. Aside from its beloved character progression elements, it appealed to audience for a distinctive HD-2D style of graphical aesthetic.

RELATED: Octopath Traveler Sold Out in Japan

After pleasing critics and players alike, it even becomes one of the best-selling games on the platform. When publisher Nintendo released it on Japan, physical copies of the game was initially sold out in less than a week.

Octopath Traveler is currently available for Nintendo Switch and soon will be heading over to Steam. A prequel game titled Champion of the Continent is announced by Square Enix to arrive on Android and iOS devices later this year.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Devs Wants Cuphead and Mugman in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Developers of StudioMDHR are hoping to see Cuphead characters to appear in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Video game director Masahiro Sakurai hit a new high score with his iconic crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate which became the fastest-selling Nintendo Switch game of all time by selling over 12 million copies within a month.

Assembling a wide array of fighters into its roster from various different franchises, the game is also bringing more characters for their upcoming DLC releases and most recently, Cuphead developers expressed wishes to see their characters in it as well.

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Devs Wants Cuphead and Mugman in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Lately at GDC 2019, game designer and director Jared Moldenhauer expressed his heart's desire to Kirk Scott, manager of publisher and developer relations for Nintendo during a discussion following Nindies Showcase Spring 2019.

I've dreamed of Smash Bros. (Cuphead and Mugman) belong in there. So basically if fans want it, I couldn't see how Nintendo wouldn't want the fans to get what they wanted. I think they would because they support their fans a lot. So if Nintendo was keeping their fans happy, then I'd be more than pleased to make that the easiest transition. Just a piece of paper, we don't need anything. You can have those characters make an appearance.

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Moldenhauer revealed that he would love to see Cuphead and Mugman go up against iconic Ice Climbers duos in SSBU from the legendary retro NES era, because it would be an interesting butting heads in a two versus two that every fan deserves.

If anyone would have suggested something like this a few months prior, the idea would be laughed off immediately but now that indie favorite Cuphead from developer/publisher StudioMDHR is heading over to Switch, it doesn't seem that far-fetched after all.

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Ultimate Two Versus Two?

RELATED: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC Fighters Leaked

It is only days past an official announcement for the acclaimed run and gun title that is coming to Nintendo Switch handheld consoles in April 2019, which previously was an exclusive to Microsoft platforms ever since it released back in September 2017.

Since upcoming Fighters Pass of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate by developer Bandai Namco Studios and publisher Nintendo already rumored to feature Steve from Minecraft and Master Chief from Halo franchise, Cuphead brothers would make a fine addition in SSBU for sure.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Splatoon 2 Special Demo Event Comes to Nintendo Switch

Nintendo announces a week-long Special Demo event for Splatoon 2 on Nintendo Switch with a discount deal.

A better sequel to Wii U-exclusive title Splatoon, cartoony third-person shooter game Splatoon 2 from developer/publisher Nintendo is considered as one of the best-selling games released for Nintendo Switch as it sold over 8 million copies worldwide.

Currently, a free Special Demo event is kicking off for anyone interested in the game for a whole week and after downloading the demo from eShop, players will gain access to it from 7:00 AM PT/10:00 AM EST of March 19, 2019.

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Splatoon 2 Special Demo Event Comes to Nintendo Switch

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This great announcement of a free 7-day trial came today from official Twitter account of Nintendo Versus.



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You will be able to take part in standard Turf War mode, brand-new Salmon Run mode, League Battles and Ranked Battles for competitive multiplayer. However, there was no mention of a single-player story mode as part of the trail event.

Turf War is a 4v4 classic competition where you and your teammates try to cover a largest area of the arena players are in with their assigned neon ink. Salmon Run is a co-op mode to take stand against waves of Salmonids enemies and collect Power Eggs.

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Nintendo is also offering free access to Nintendo Switch Online to let you join in online ink war as long as the demo runs till March 25. You can still drop in even if you already enjoyed your Switch Online trial and a code to activate the service will be sent to you.

On top of everything nice, Nintendo will let you purchase Splatoon 2 at 20% discount on eShop while the demo period lasts, making it available for $47.99 only. Even though it is not the best deal for a first-party Switch title, you can still save a few bucks if you take the offer.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Nintendo Celebrates Mario Day 2019 With Switch Bundle Deal

To celebrate MAR10 Day on 2019, Nintendo is offering a special Nintendo Switch bundle game sales deal.

Ever since his inception in 1981 for arcade game Donkey Kong by game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, Mario has been a popular video game character for over 200 titles and has been serving as a mascot for Nintendo throughout years.

Heading closer to MAR10 Day 2019, Nintendo decides to celebrate the occasion by offering a sweet Nintendo Switch deal for fans that grants you a discount on any titles on the handheld console featuring the mustached hero.

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Nintendo Celebrates Mario Day 2019 With Switch Bundle Deal

RELATED: Nintendo Direct February 2019

Starting from Sunday, March 10, players can enjoy 50% price off when they purchase a Switch system sold for only $299.99 with any of the five select Mario games and instantly save $30 by paying just $329.98 in total before March 16, 2019.

Titles discounted for the offer includes Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Tennis Aces, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey and Super Mario Party. Check out on Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Target and Walmart to get the deal while it lasts.

RELATED: Mario Kart Tour Delayed to Summer 2019

You don't have to feel left out even if you already own a Switch, because MAR10 Day can still help you save $20 off from every eShop digital downloads on the above-mentioned games, meaning you can now buy these first-party Nintendo titles for only $39.99.

Even if you are not interested in the host of exclusive sales they are offering, head over to your My Nintendo account to redeem some reward points aside from picking up a March calendar and themed wallpapers from there.

RELATED: Super Mario Odyssey Becomes Best-Selling 3D Mario Game Ever

Also, you can take part in cool activities arranged by Frito-Lay Variety Packs at Nintendo New York store on March 10, if you are in the city by any chance. Participants would require a code to play and win without even making any purchase at all.

Everyone's favorite Italian plumber from Mushroom Kingdom will have more adventures to take on when Dr. Mario World and Super Mario Maker 2 will release later in 2019 for mobile devices and Nintendo Switch respectively.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Reggie Fils-Aime is Retiring from Nintendo of America

Reggie Fils-Aime of Nintendo America to retire soon this year as Doug Bowser is named the new President.

Known for his charismatic personality and beloved by fans, COO and President of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aime has served the company for 15 years now and his enthusiastic presence on the spotlight has made everyone a fan.

However, he has publicly announced of his retirement from the company and position recently after a decade and a half long career. On April 15, 2019, Reggie will step down from his respective spot as he officially makes his departure.

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Reggie Fils-Aime is Retiring from Nintendo of America

RELATED: Nintendo Direct February 2019

In a heartfelt video posted on official Twitter account of Nintendo America, Reggie directly addresses all fans to announce his retirement.



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Throughout his tenure at Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aime has been a part of the launch and success of platforms like Nintendo 3DS and Wii, next-gen handheld hybrid console Nintendo Switch in 2017 and even Super Smash Bros. Ultimate last year.

For long, Reggie is renowned as a cultural phenomenon within gaming community and was an exceptional leader among his peers. However, he has earned a well deserved retirement after years of his service to spend time with his wife, family and friends.

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Doug Bowser to replace Reggie as President

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Current head of sales and marketing, Doug Bowser will step up and take up his position in the company as Reggie leaves. Previously worked at Electronic Arts and Procter & Gamble, Doug was mentored by Reggie for past years and plans on to continue his work.

Of course, Reggie Fils-Aime leaving Nintendo of America will create a void in our hearts that can never be filled but we only wish the best for him as he takes time off from making games whilst wishing to see him every now and then to keep the joyful memories alive forever.