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

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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.

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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?

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Nintendo Direct February 2019

With every long-awaited Nintendo trailer from E3 2018, Nintendo absolutely killed it this year. Don't miss any of it.

Fans on Nintendo consoles always wait to start each year with Nintendo Direct that comes with all major announcements for upcoming games that will be coming to their favorite platforms and it keeps them on the edge of their seats.

Unfortunately, January of 2019 has passed, so we have all of our hopes invested in February and finally an official confirmation has assured that the broadcast will begin today at 2 PM PT and as we sweat our palms in excitement, here it comes.

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Nintendo Direct February 2019

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Here goes 36-minute long presentation on Nintendo Direct, announcement for upcoming games for 2019.




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Super Mario Maker 2 | Nintendo Switch




Original side-scrolling platform game from Wii U, Super Mario Maker is getting a sequel rather than a port or the original. Developers have been working on it for some time and the title is currently set to arrive in June 2019 for Nintendo Switch.

This exclusive follow-up allows players to create slopes and that just what many have already been expecting. Everything that made the 2015 release great is going to be there alongside a new bunch of features and tools at your disposal.

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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order | Nintendo Switch




Developer Team Ninja has allied themselves up with publisher Nintendo to bring upcoming action RPG title Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order to Switch handheld. Thanos and his Black Order are set to arrive on summer 2019.

Pick some of your most favorite Marvel characters from the popular superhero teams of Avengers, Defenders, Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men or others like Captain Marvel to assemble your fan-boy dream team for a four player local or online co-op based storyline.

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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Comes to Nintendo Switch

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BOX BOY! + BOX GIRL! | Nintendo Switch
Puzzle platformer series BoxBoy! from developer HAL Laboratory returns for an all-new sequel BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! even after completing a trilogy on Nintendo 3DS. By April 26, the game will be available to digitally purchase on Nintendo eShop.

The series is moving to Switch while taking a leap from single player category to co-op play now that he has a partner. Our square-shaped hero can box it up around all the way to a total of 270 stages solving puzzles to beat them all in this latest installment.

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BOXBOY! + BOXGIRL! Nintendo Switch Release Date

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate | Spring Update 3.0




Have you been smashing your opponents to your heart's content in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate lately? Because Nintendo is looking forward to introduce some changes in upcoming free update 3.0 for their fastest-selling crossover fighting game that are yet to be revealed in details.

In another note, Joker from Persona 5 is joining the ever so expansive roster of SSBU soon as a DLC character for Fighters Pass. Also, new series of amiibo in 2019 features Ivysaur, Pokémon Trainer, Simon, Squirtle and Solid Snake from MGS series.

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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker | Free Update + Special Episode DLC
Captain Toad of Mushroom Kingdom will receive a free update later today for his solo spin-off title that would include a cooperative multiplayer support to all the existing levels of a maze-filled world to go look for more hidden fortunes with company.

Also, a paid downloadable content is about to add 18 new challenge that takes you to a kingdom of sweets or sunken ships though five new courses for Captain Toad and Toadette to hustle for Shiny Crowns in a special episode, available to purchase from today.

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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Special Episode DLC

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night | Nintendo Switch




A spiritual successor to Castlevania series that was backed by a successful Kickstarter campaign, Bloodstained is a Metroidvania-type game that focuses gameplay on side-scrolling action and is expected to arrive sometime later in summer 2019.

Protagonist Miriam explores various gothic castles in her quest and uses her curse to stop a demonic outbreak on the world. Not only is she able to steal abilities from her enemies with her powers but it also helps her defy the laws of reality.

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Comes to Nintendo Switch

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Dragon Quest Builders 2 | Nintendo Switch
Developer/publisher Square Enix brings out the sequel to sandbox action role-playing game Dragon Quest Builders for Switch on July 12, 2019.  You can now join with up to four friends via online multiplayer and build their own world through block-building.

Set within the world of DQ, players can create houses, weapons, traps and utilities as you like them to be. These structures will also help you to cross air, water and other obstacles or you can just fast-travel with the retro-styled map.

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Dragon Quest Builders 2 Nintendo Switch Release Date

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Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition | Nintendo Switch




A genre defining RPG title that is mostly praised for its traditional turn-based combat, Dragon Quest XI S is a port of the 2017 original by developer/publisher Square Enix that has been enhanced for better performance on Switch consoles.

Destined to be a successor of a great ancient hero, a young boy grew up to fulfill his destiny as the Luminary but he is accused of being an evil Darkspawn by King Carnelian of Heliodor but he is helped by some when they recognize a mysterious birthmark on his hand.

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Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition Comes to Nintendo Switch

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Disney Tsum Tsum Festival | Nintendo Switch
Based on popular Disney and Pixar characters, Japanese collectible toy line Disney Tsum Tsum has conquered all and now a themed party game is in works by B.B. Studio and Bandai Namco Entertainment for bringing the experience to Nintendo Switch.

Scheduled to arrive on September 2019, this title will bring friends and family for some quality fun time together as it supports up to four players to join for both co-op and competitive multiplayer action with several other mini-games to try out.

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Starlink: Battle for Atlas | Spring Update
Starlink will receive more Star Fox content through an update by developer/publisher Ubisoft in April, where Falco Lombardi, Peppy Hare and Slippy Toad will become new playable characters for joining up to take on new missions on Atlas star system.

Not only will they have unique pilot abilities of their own to drive but they have skill trees to develop. Their access to deal with Star Wolf's mercenaries is not limited to new missions but to base game Star Fox missions as well, which makes things interesting.

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Starlink: Battle for Atlas Spring Update

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In a short window of half-an hour time, Nintendo Direct unleashed a load of announcement for many upcoming anticipated Switch titles and DLC. Many of these games are not launching until the second half of the year or not have a release window just yet though.

Many of the titles that got showcased in the official video above were originally announced back in E3 2018 but fans will be very happy to at least get a definite launch date on their favorite consoles for sure and appreciate it.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Mario Kart Tour Delayed to Summer 2019

Nintendo has delayed their upcoming mobile game Mario Kart Tour to summer 2019 in order to improve its quality.

Even Nintendo has finally given in to the irresistible charm of mobile gaming when they announced Mario Kart Tour for mobile devices and shifted focus developing new titles for the platform considering its ever growing market.

Without much details related to the game to discuss, we had a release window targeted for April 2019 back then and now, Nintendo has reportedly delayed the game and pushed back to summer 2019 until any further official notice.

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Mario Kart Tour Delayed to Summer 2019

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After launching back in 1992 as a go-cart racing game featuring other Mario series characters, Super Mario Kart pioneered a sub-franchise on its own by generating 13 installments for arcade games, consoles and portable devices so far.

Latest among the line was Mario Kart 8 Deluxe that came out in April 2017 to re-engage the players in throwing banana peels and shells at each other while racing. The game even had a crossover with Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild by adding Link to the game via a free DLC.

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Longtime Mario fans and many other players were excited wondering to play their favorite games on smart phones but Nintendo had to pedal the brakes as they wanted to improve quality of the game and had to postpone from releasing on previous schedule.

The company wanted to take a huge step into the smart device business and originally planned to offer post-launch content as part of their continued service. They also have their priorities set straight about existing mobile titles that fans are already enjoying.

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Current mobile titles like Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Fire Emblem Heroes and Pokémon GO have seen massive success upon release. When they dropped Super Mario Run for the platform, it was downloaded 40 million times within first four days.

Mario Kart is so popular to the fans that it is about to become a theme park ride at Universal Studios Japan and this delay can eventually turn out to be good for Mario Kart Tour as Nintendo has a history of making delayed game worth the wait.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

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

Nintendo has recently revealed 3D platformer game Super Mario Odyssey to be best-selling Mario game ever.

In one of their recent report on hardware and software sales, major video game company Nintendo has revealed some pretty impressive numbers for their next gen hybrid console Nintendo Switch and its first-party titles.

According to that official report, Switch handheld console has been sold over 32 million units by the end of 2018. Also, 3D platformer game Super Mario Odyssey of 2017 has come out as the best-selling 3D Mario game ever in history.

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

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After making debut for the next gen console of Nintendo, SMO received universal acclaim from critics and fans alike while still going pretty good after more than a year after its debut with no sign of stopping anytime soon.

The title immediately gets popular among longtime series fans has sold over 13.76 million copies by the end of 2018, coming only next to kart racing game Mario Kart 8 Deluxe that has amassed an impressive 15.02 million unit sales so far.

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The game follows the usual plot of the series where recurring antagonist Bowser kidnaps Princess Peach to forcibly marry her and Mario on a pursuit to save her from the clutches of King Koopa with assistance from his newfound friend Cappy.

Cappy is a sentient inhabitant of Cap Kingdom who is looking to rescue his sister Tiara from the Demon King and aside from replacing Mario's red hat, the character lets him take control of his common enemy enemies including Bullet Bills, Chain Chomps, Goombas and other objects.

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Nintendo had an incredible run in 2018 as most of their titles were selling on a great number with new original titles and ports debuting on the platform very often. Those striking sales numbers are what get publishers to release more of their games to Switch.

Super Mario Odyssey becomes the best-selling Mario game of the past three decades throughout its run by topped up above Super Mario Galaxy for Wii and Super Mario 64, both selling 12.76 and 11.94 million copies respectively.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Metroid Prime 4 for Switch Restarts Development

Halfway through development, Nintendo announced starting over Metroid Prime 4 for Switch from Retro Studios.

Aside from getting an official announcement from back in E3 2017, upcoming first person action-adventure game Metroid Prime 4 for Nintendo Switch console had no other details revealed except for a leaked listing that says the game is coming by the end of 2019.

However, things have changed as publisher Nintendo has made another official announcement lately regarding the current development progress for the title, revealing that the studio has restarted development their highly-anticipated project.

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Metroid Prime 4 for Switch Restarts Development

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Watch out the official development update for the game by Senior Managing Executive Officer, Shinya Takahashi below.




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Whatever level of development phase they were in; the studio completely scrapped the game to start from scratch shifting with original developer of Metroid Prime series, Retro Studios and they had some pretty valid reasons for their actions.

According to Takahashi, current state of progress has not reached the standards they seek and given their knack for the highest quality in every game, Nintendo simply wants to live up to fans' expectations above anything else.

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His unexpected decision from the publisher out of commitment to quality also means that the game will not be coming out anytime soon as they originally planned and the delay could simply take another year or so but this is probably for the best for fans.

Seeing no apparent follow up on the status of the upcoming title since 2017, fans only assumed that maybe they will hear some news at Nintendo Direct Mini January 2019 or at E3 2019 but the update came before any of the above was about to happen.

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We have no glimpse of the gameplay or story so far to speculate anything on other than a logo that was shown in first look as a part of E3 2017, which was probably from an early period of working and no one had a clue then that everything will get rebooted halfway through.

Metroid Prime 4 will see return of series protagonist Samus Aran and will serve as a sequel to Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. On the bright side, the IP is now headed back at home with Retro Studios, who previously helmed the original trilogy.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Breaks Halo: Reach Sales Records

Nintendo's all-star crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has broken sales record of Halo: Reach from 2010.

Right after launching on December 2018, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate of crossover fighting game series Super Smash Bros. has gained massive popularity and overwhelmingly positive reviews, not to mention of the groundbreaking sales worldwide.

Doubled with the sky-high success of the Nintendo Switch handheld console, the game has been a favorite of the retailers and it eventually broke the sales record of 2010 platform exclusive Halo: Reach that came out on Xbox 360.

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Smash Bros. Ultimate Breaks Halo: Reach Sales Records

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SSBU from developer Bandai Namco Studios and publisher Nintendo has managed to assemble a number of popular gaming characters, which caught the attention of the dedicated series fans as well as managed to draw general audience towards it.

Although there are no specific details on how well the game is doing on the market, reports say that Smash Ultimate has done better than any other platform exclusive titles in the history of video game for the opening month and that is very impressive.

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The record was previously held by Microsoft Studios exclusive FPS title Halo: Reach which was the last of the series that Bungie developed and has earned a huge sum of revenue on Xbox 360 platform until it was dethroned by Nintendo's all-star brawler.

US video games industry analyst Mat Piscatella has shared the report from software sales tracking service NDP on Twitter.



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Red Dead Redemption 2 from developer/publisher Rockstar Games has been dominant on the list of best-selling games for October 2018, followed by Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, NBA 2K19, Madden NFL 19 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate respectively.

Marvel's Spider-Man, Far Cry 5, God of War, Monster Hunter: World and Assassin's Creed Odyssey has taken up the rest five places in order. Though RDR2 made the most number of sales for 2018, Smash Ultimate set a record for launch month sales.

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Without including the number of digital sales and only based on physical sales alone, the game ranking fifth on NPD list during its launch month is a feat that is not to be taken lightly. Smash Bros. also outranked other Switch games released on the same year.

SSBU having very impressively performed can help making DLC a long-term choice for Nintendo and they may end up announcing Fighters Pass 2, which is basically a blessing for the fans. The rumored inclusion of Steve from Minecraft in a Master Chief skin would be nice homage to Halo series.

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Get Free Piranha Plant Fighter

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If you haven't picked up the crossover brawler yet, you might want to buy and register before January 31, 2019 to get access to Piranha Plant DLC fighter for free, who will join Joker from Persona 5 and four other characters as part of Fighters Pass.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a game that anyone can pick up because of the wide range of diverse characters it features and doesn't need to follow any continuity or whatsoever but it has a competitive nature that takes enough time to master.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Nintendo Selects Adds More Mario and Zelda Titles

Three new classic titles from popular Nintendo franchise will be added to the Nintendo Selects label of budget range.

Just like many other popular video game companies, Nintendo promotes some of their best-selling games under the label Nintendo Selects, which offer players some of their older titles within a budget range and that is only $19.99 each.

In a recent official announcement, they announced to add three new high-quality Nintendo 3DS games to their current collection of games starting from February 4, 2019 for players to get access to and have some good time with them.

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Nintendo Selects Adds More Mario and Zelda Titles

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Joining the catalog next month are ports of Star Fox 64 3D, Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS and The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D for the handheld consoles. The first one among the three actually a bit less-recent to be added to label compared to others.

The game came out back in 2015 as a side-scrolling 2D platformer for Wii U to take players to Mushroom Kingdom and rebuild it as they saw fit. There was also a feature to share these unique maps online for other players to download and have their own playthrough.

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Next comes a title that is the sixth release from the mainline Legend of Zelda series, launched back on 2000 for Nintendo 64 and then on 2003 for GameCube. The story is set on an alternate reality of Hyrule where the Skull Kid has gain possession of a powerful ancient artifact called Majora's Mask.

The third one is a remake of the 1997 original action-packed space shooter title Star Fox 64 for 3DS that revolves around a journey of Fox McCloud where you take the classic Arwing ship to face-off enemies across the Lylat system.

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Nintendo Selects Library Classic 3DS Games

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Putting more new additions in affordable range only makes it easier for entire family to enjoy these great experiences together once again. The service launched in 2016 is a great place for 3DS owners to get their hands on some of their favorites on discount.

Nintendo Selects library already assembled many 3DS family of classic games like Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Super Mario 3D Land for fans to purchase.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Metroid Prime 4 Release Date Leaked

An accidental retail listing has leaked the possible release date of upcoming Metroid Prime 4 for Nintendo Switch.

The announcement for first-person adventure game Metroid Prime 4 for Nintendo Switch was made back in E3 2017 and Nintendo has not revealed anything else yet, probably because of having a plan of doing that on the upcoming Nintendo Direct Mini January 2019.

However, a recent leak may have revealed a possible release date for the game but before we talk about that in details, we would suggest you to take all of this with a grain of salt for the nature of these leaks; they are still not official confirmation.

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Metroid Prime 4 Release Date Leaked

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Even though it is not anywhere near the way Walmart Canada accidentally leaked unannounced E3 2018 games last year, Czech online video game retail store SuperGamer have made a listing for the game that reveals the release date being November 29, 2019.

Series protagonist Samus Aran maybe returning by the end of the year after all in one of the most highly anticipated releases if this actually turns out to be true and we do hope that it is. The description says it is the "planned release date" and we may get a confirmation at E3 2019.

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SuperGamer Listing of Metroid Prime 4

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Players have their reasons to be hyped out for the game as the entire trilogy is praised by the critics and the recent release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has made people nostalgic about the galactic bounty hunter Galactic Federation, who is also a part of the roster of fighters.

Nintendo pushing the release window during the holiday season of the year makes perfect sense as they can sell a huge number of copies for Metroid Prime 4 for Nintendo Switch consoles with ease and we are only ten months away from the launch now.