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

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to Add Joker from Persona 5

Nintendo took the grand stage of The Game Awards 2018 to showcase a brand-new fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

A day before releasing their crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the game’s 76th fighter is revealed at The Game Awards 2018. The Phantom Thief lead Joker from one of last year's best JRPG, Persona 5 will be the first DLC fighter for the game.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to Add Joker from Persona 5

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In the early next year, the first DLC pack will come out for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate following the release of Piranha Plant.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Leaked Before Launch

Only two weeks before the release, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is leaked online and fans can't stand the spoilers!

Although crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from developer Bandai Namco Studios and publisher Nintendo is still more than a week away from release worldwide on December 7, it's already out online ahead of the launch.

Pirates have somehow gotten their hands on an early copy which they ripped and uploaded online, revealing potential spoilers online for the most hotly anticipated Nintendo Switch title of upcoming holiday season of this year.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Leaked Before Launch

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A latest release from the Super Smash Bros. series, the title is now Switch's biggest pirated game ever despite all of the effort Nintendo took to hype it up over the months and keeping everything related to the game tightly wrapped.

Though the company is taking actions by issuing takedown notices to various YouTubers who has been uploading videos or music clips from the game, fans are highly concerned over the fact that the spoiling details are still out there.

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The community is expressing their utter disgust and outrage on Discord, Reddit, Twitter and other social media for anyone who are about to ruin their experience of SSBU beforehand without any spoiler warnings in advance.

This is very important for the fans of this series as every piece of information they need to know about the game should be coming directly from game director Masahiro Sakurai or Nintendo. Some fans even believe that they shouldn't even know anything at all, which is quite a stretch to be honest.

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Of course many of the game details like the character roster and stages are something players ought to know at early point because they are great selling points but many elements of the title were still left for the fans to uncover when the game releases.

The pirates didn't stop at revealing stuffs like how and when to unlock certain playable characters or the music tracks; they even went far ahead by leaking many details about the World of Light Adventure mode, something worth a story for SSBU.

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Report says that, the pirated version of the game first showed up on a popular Switch piracy community WarezNX and even though the group's administrator attempted to stop the leak by banning all lower level users from server but couldn't stop the inevitable.

Parties involved in this piracy might have gotten their hands on an early copy from YouTubers or any journalists reviewing the game, before they leaked it online. Leaking of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate prior release is no mere accident and we guess people at WarezNX may actually know how that happened.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct November 2018

The final Nintendo Direct for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate reveals a classic Street Fighter and a Pokemon character added to roster.

For the most ambitious crossover fighting game in video game history ever, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has assembled every fighter in series and more. Bandai Namco and Nintendo will bring this mega-action blockbuster on December 7 for Nintendo Switch.

In the latest reveal of the game, the final roster for the game is unveiled by director Masahiro Sakurai. Months ago, he promised that players will have a look at every character included in this title and now there are a total of 74.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct November 2018

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Only a while ago, we knew that Sakurai is going to host the 40-minute long video released today to reveal the remaining characters and more details on the game.




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Final Two Characters
A cinematic opens up in a grand fighting arena where Little Mac from Nintendo's Punch-Out series has been punching his opponent to a corner and suddenly gets hit back in the face. His rival is then revealed to be Ken Masters from Street Fighter series.

Turning up the heat of the fight, Ken releases a Hadoken that Lil' Mac barely escapes and from behind the audience a pair of glowing eyes silently observes. He ends the fight with one of his finishing moves, sending his adversary off the ring.

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Ken Turns Up The Heat!

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The individual from the shadows now heads towards the ring and leaps from above to land directly on Ken but he moves at the last moment. The challenger with his fiery wrath is now revealed to be Incineroar from the Pokémon franchise.

Avoiding a few moves thrown at him, Incineroar hurls Ken on the ring ropes and throws him in the air to perform a series of wrestling moves on him (much like the ones fellow Street Fighter Zangief would use) before finishing the match by sending Ken flying off.

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Incineroar Enters The Ring!

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Joining as an Echo Fighter, Ken is adapted for Ultimate based on the version of his character from Super Street Fighter II Turbo. Despite being fairly similar to Ryu, he appears to be faster in the game and deals damage in varied form than his counterpart.

Ken also has a different shaped Hadoken, tatsumaki senpuukyaku hurricane kick delivers more hits and his fiery heavy shoryuken uppercut can burn his challengers. The spinning Shinryuken and Shippu Jinraikyaku are among two of his final smash attacks.

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Hailing from Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games and the final evolution stage of Litten, Incineroar brings a bunch of pro-wrestling moves for SSBU. This buff cat-wrestler has debuted at number 74, also the last drafted to the brawl.

A creature of fire-based attacks, he specializes in carry out lariats and different suplexes on his rivals in a fight to crush them good. Besides, fire-type Pokémons are known to beat the living crap out of other from their race and he is here to throw his powerful punches.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Special Edition

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Few of the long-running norms and rules are changed for SSBU as offering stage selection before choosing your players. Also, several characters that appear as Echo Fighters are not just simple re-skin of another character but their attack damage or speed features are slightly tweaked to make them stand out.

To get your hands on the Ultimate Special Edition at launch that comes in steelbook case, just place your pre-order for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate before December 6. It also comes with a stylish Super Smash Bros. themed Switch Pro controller.

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Super Smash Bros. Styled Switch Pro Controller

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Spirits Mode
You should also know that within the world of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, many characters have become "spirits" upon losing their forms and they will assist the players in fight. There is a huge list of them that you can assign as primary and support spirits.

These spirits will power up the fighters during a match or provide abilities like speed or strength. Mix matching them in certain way to compatible character would earn them extra perks to win a fight against selected opponents.

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Piranha Plant Pipes Up!

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Early Purchase Bonus Character | Piranha Plant
Another bit of news from today's Nintendo Direct that knocked everyone's socks off is the addition of the iconic common enemy Piranha Plant from the Super Mario Bros. platformer games as a playable fighter that will be rewarded as an early purchase bonus.

It is all mouth and teeth mostly lurking beneath warp pipes, will be available on February 2019 for free to those who would pre-order the digital version of the game or just register game card to their Switch devices before January 31, 2019.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass

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Post-Launch DLC | Fighters Pass
Apparently, there will be five more characters developed as post-launched DLC content containing a unique playable fighter (not an Echo) with their own stages and themed background music, each set will be available for only $5.99.

These yet-to-be-announced DLC packs can also be yours when they are released if you simply purchase the Fighters Pass for $24.99 only. Additionally, placing the pre-order for digital version of Ultimate added with a Fighters Pass from Nintendo eShop within December 6 gets you 425 bonus Gold Points.

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New Inkling, Ridley and Wolf Amiibo

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New Amiibo
As announced previously, every fighter from Ultimate will have their own amiibo figures and that includes the one from DLC as well. Recently revealed Ken, Incineroar and Piranha Plant are no different from the treatment while some of them are coming shortly.

Alongside the launch of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Inkling, Ridley and Wolf amiibo figures will come out on December 7. By February 15, 2019, players can get their hands on King K. Rool, Ice Climbers and Piranha Plant. Later at some point the same year Isabelle, Pichu, Ken, Young Link will eventually release too.

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Story Mode | World of Light




Titled World of Light, the trailer opens up with every character from the game has gathered to collectively face a threat that turns out to be a beam of light which disintegrates everyone's physical form and transformed them into spirits, except Kirby.

Masahiro Sakurai has saved up the story mode of the game for last and boy, what a spectacular blast it was. This new adventure is unlike any other you have seen in the entire franchise so far and delivered an intense twist by revealing at the end.

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Although, the ever-expanding roster of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate made many players' dream come true but also some may have expected a much bigger surprise at the end rather than Ken as an echo fighter and newly added Incineroar.

The most saddened part with many was the exclusion of poor Waluigi, who will not even be in Assist Trophy segment. After the characters' utter humiliation at the E3 2018 trailer of the game, Waluigi fans were still rooting for him.

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No Justice for Waluigi!

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When Sakurai went on saying, "That’s all the fighters you’ll find in the game", he literally hit the last nail in the coffin. With that, any hopes of him popping out as a surprise reveal is gone. Perhaps, we can see him in DLC in future? Maybe!?

The way previous Nintendo Direct has featured so many characters in the beginning, some of us honestly thought, we are getting introduced to more of them but since Ultimate always aimed for bringing back the existing stars of the franchise, they really weren't interested to draft in new fighters.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Mod Adds Bowsette

After conquering the internet and Bowser's castle, Bowsette arrives on Hyrule in the new Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Mod.

The world of video games is not out of Bowsette craze just yet that started a few weeks back from a fan comic on DeviantArt. Courtesy of a fan-created mod, we already saw Bowsette as the final boss in New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

Don't think for a second that it stopped there, because after invading Bowser's castle, the Bowser-Princess Peach hybrid is now arriving on the mythical kingdom of Hyrule though a mod in action-adventure game Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which is still under development.

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Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Mod Adds Bowsette

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If you are still scratching your head thinking who we are talking about here then you must have been asleep the past few weeks when this new phenomenon called Bowsette made her debut and took down the internet by storm as well as major porn sites.

Back in September, Nintendo introduced a new character Toadette in the Deluxe Edition of New Super Mario Bros. U, who could turn into a Princess Peach lookalike character with her unique features named Peachette by picking up the Super Crown.

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What followed after this is that she became a hot topic trending everywhere and now she has come out of Super Mario Bros. universe to explore the domains of Hyrule as independent modder Lynard Killer decided to bring her in Breath of the Wild.

Although s not yet downloadable, interested viewers are encouraged to keep an eye on its page on GameBanana along with a few other mods for display. As for the one we are talking about, it is made with incredible precision within the boundaries he worked on.

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Though it's not an actual PC game but this video of Bowsette replacing former hero Link in Breath of the Wild is a breath of fresh air for sure.




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This new iteration of Bowsette tries to justice to the character and adds her noticeable attributes like a black dress, Bowser horns, spiked choker and of course the Super Crown while toning down the lewd elements that has been driving people nuts.

The character design and voice swap for her seems really good and nicely complements to the game's artistic surroundings. Aside from carrying her uniqueness, she wields a flaming sword in battle and the black attire she wears can go up in smoke if it catches fire, according to the included dress physics.

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Even though Nintendo remains unfazed about their massive fan community hyping over a non-canonical character, people are getting more and more obsessed with her. It probably hurt them much if they at least appreciate the creativity among their fans for once for coming out with such new ideas.

Seeing the newly reformed crossover version of Bowser in a kingdom-saving role will probably inspire the modding communities to do more work like this and left the fans wondering what else will we be seeing her next, because if this continues, the possibilities are limitless.

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.

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Mega Man 11 Free Demo for Consoles

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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.




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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.

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Showdown With Block Man

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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.

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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.

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Nintendo Direct Confirms New Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters

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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.




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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.

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Simon Belmont Lashes Out!

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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.

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Richter Belmont Crosses Over!

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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.

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Chrom Joins The Battle!

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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.

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King K. Rool Comes Aboard!

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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.

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.

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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.

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Nintendo Sues ROM Sites for Copyright

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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.

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LoveROMS Removes All Nintendo ROMs

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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.

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



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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.

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Breath of the Wild Free DLC

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




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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.

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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.

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Octopath Traveler Sold Out in Japan

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.