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

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Post-Launch Content Roadmap

Ahead of global launch, upcoming post-launch content roadmap for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 is revealed at SDCC 2019.

Already boasting a massive roster of playable heroes and villains, action role-playing game Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order by developer Team Ninja and publisher Nintendo is planning to bring some more known character.

In a latest reveal at San Diego Comic-Con panel, Marvel bad boy Loki of Asgard has been confirmed to be a playable character. Also, post-launch DLC roadmap for MUA3 is discussed in details including their content and official release dates.

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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Post-Launch Content Roadmap

RELATED: Loki Joins Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3

Fans of Asgardian trickster may have seen him last in 2018's Marvel Cinematic Universe live-action movie Avengers: Infinity War but he is about to show up as an in-game boss character and even join band of heroes to help fight Thanos.

Popular heroes from X-Men team, Cyclops and Colossus are about to debut as free post-launch DLC on August 30, 2019. A fearless mutant leader and Soviet powerhouse are surely some finest addition to an ever-increasing roster.

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Cyclops and Colossus Free DLC

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Three extra downloadable content packs will follow up that are part of its Season Pass worth $19.99 only. Each one of these unique themed expansions for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 will release roughly three months after.

However, Cyclops and Colossus are only tip of the iceberg that Team Ninja has planned and won't be a part of DLC 3, which will be X-Men themed. Hopefully, they will add protagonists like Emma Frost, Gambit and Jean Grey/Phoenix.

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Nintendo previously announced at E3 2019 and now detailed on first wave of content from Expansion Pass of upcoming Marvel brawler. First DLC will include Marvel Knights characters Blade, Moon Knight, Morbius and Punisher.

Titled Curse of the Vampire as a nod to 2010 Marvel crossover-event, a roster featuring anti-heroes such as a brutal vigilante, a living blood-sucker, a seasoned vampire hunter and a supernatural avenger only hints to a hardcore storyline.

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DLC Pack 1 Features Marvel Knights

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An action-packed official launch trailer is dropped at SDCC 2019 with a brief overview of MUA3 gameplay and plot.




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The video opens up with Odin Allfather is talking to members of Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy about an upcoming galactic threat, which is Thanos. Standing beside them is God of Mischief, Loki to offer his help in their quest.

The Black Order members Corvus Glaive, Cull Obsidian, Ebony Maw, Proxima Midnight and Supergiant go through a monologue of how the heroes will inevitably fail to thwart an all-out extinction these minions were planning for a while.

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Thanos and The Black Order

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DLC Pack 1 will become available from September 30, 2019, with its new modes, unique set of playable characters and story. Following release of Marvel Knights: Curse of the Vampire, more content related to Fantastic Four and X-Men will come out.

Nintendo Switch-exclusive superhero smackdown title Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is about to launch on July 19, 2019 ten years after the last game of MUA franchise to return with a brand-new continuity.

Loki Joins Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3

The God of Mischief, Loki of Asgard is confirmed as playable character in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3.

Assembling many key characters of Marvel Universe, developer Team Ninja and publisher Nintendo is bringing Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order for Nintendo Switch as third installment of the action role-playing game series.

Marvel Games have showcased many known superhero and villains joining MUA3 and at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, they revealed to include Loki, The God of Mischief as newest member of existing roster and 35th playable character.

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Loki Joins Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3

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An early trailer actually revealed that Loki will show up as a boss for the game but SDCC 2019 has finally confirmed his stance to also lending a hand to alliance of heroes against Thanos during official launch trailer release.

Loki Laufeyson marks the third boss character aside from Magneto and Venom who is also available for play. Asgardian trickster will charge at his opponents with icy attacks using his iconic sceptre and cast power of illusion.

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MUA3 offer players special "Team Bonus" for combining villains into a team and since three of them serves as bosses, you would probably require to defeat Loki, Magneto and Venom to unlock them before adding them to your team.

Keeping shape-changing lord of all liars from Asgard into your group allows players extra advantage like access to another magic-wielding character such as Doctor Strange or Scarlet Witch, who are already part of an extended roster.

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Loki has become very popular following his appearances in Marvel Cinematic Universe live-action movies and even though his cinematic journey ended in Avengers: Infinity War, God of Mischief is set to return in his TV show on Disney+.

With a considerable number of heroes and villains featured in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, Loki will surely find his place through his links to powers of Infinity Stones and contribute to story of the Nintendo Switch-exclusive.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Nintendo Switch Lite Announced

Brand-new Nintendo Switch Lite device is announced, a cheaper, smaller version of Switch for handheld play.

For long, industry analysts and insiders were suggesting that Nintendo will be releasing a cheaper version for their next-gen hybrid console Nintendo Switch that came out in early 2017 and turns out, they were actually right.

Fans have been anticipating and requesting a smaller version focused on handheld gameplay ever since the inception of Switch. Today, Nintendo Switch Lite is finally revealed to be newest addition to Nintendo family of consoles.

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Nintendo Switch Lite Announced

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Currently scheduled to see launch on September 20, 2019, Switch Lite will be priced $199.99 only. Having almost all features of original device, no detachable Joy-Con controllers will be part of Lite despite having "Switch" as its middle name.

Whereas the original device weighs for 0.65 pounds, Lite system will come in light at 0.61 pounds and offers 3 to 7 hours of gameplay in terms of battery capacity, compared to 2.5 to 6.5 hours of lasting time for Nintendo Switch.

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Its design is entirely focused on being a portable hardware that comes out in one piece just like Game Boy or Nintendo DS systems from past. Though you can take it anywhere you want but can't connect it to a TV to enjoy big-screen play.

However, players can still get external Joy-Con support and hook up Switch Pro Controller as well. Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and NFC are sill retained with a vast Nintendo Switch library of games that supports handheld mode except some.

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Adding a new system to their extended family of devices, Nintendo offered an overview of Nintendo Switch Lite.




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Instead of becoming a replacement for Switch, some noticeable improvements on battery life, design area and a lower price point will offer a much accessible approach towards Switch library through Lite for a larger audience.

Nintendo Switch Lite marks the first revision for Switch console, expected to be available in yellow, gray and turquoise color. November 8, 2019 would see launch of Pokémon Sword and Shield special version of Lite, a week before the game arrives.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Pokémon Sword and Shield Won't Reuse Models from 3DS Games

Game Freak confirms that all models for upcoming Pokémon Sword and Shield were remade from scratch.

A decision made by developer Game Freak to limit Pokedex for their upcoming role-playing game Pokémon Sword and Shield was revealed during Nintendo's live presentation at E3 2019, which proved to be an unpopular idea among fans.

However, a new rumor came to light afterwards that they are possibly reusing models from latest 3DS games but that wild theory has been debunked in a recent Famitsu interview by Junichi Masuda and Shigeru Ohmori of Game Freak.

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Pokémon Sword and Shield Won't Reuse Models from 3DS Games

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Even though it was quite difficult for the studio to import a full Pokédex numbering more than 800 for Pokémon Sun and Moon, they managed to do it. Now that number has reached over 1,000 and a decision had to be made sooner or later.

Even though improved graphics and visual of Nintendo Switch system only increased development period, they actually rebuilt each new model from scratch for Sword and Shield, taxing more time to make animations more beautiful and lively.

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This reason was what primarily forced them to decide limiting Pokedex for Sword/Shield, so that people gets used to this change. On top of that, devs had to work on Dynamax and Mega Evolution for all Pokémon, requiring more balancing time.

Pokémon Sword and Shield will globally launch for Nintendo Switch handheld consoles on November 15, 2019. Game Freak don't intend to make players feel past Pokémon to be worthless and will find a way for them to shine in future.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Remake Release Date

Nintendo a release date and new gameplay feature for Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening remake at E3 2019. 

Back in February 2019, it was revealed via a Nintendo Direct presentation that an HD remaster version of action-adventure game Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening from original Game Boy console will come to Nintendo Switch in 2019.

An official release date of September 20 is revealed by developer/publisher Nintendo today at Nintendo Direct E3 2019 event. A brand-new trailer is released to show glimpse of gameplay and story of this upcoming action-adventure title.

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Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Remake Release Date

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New footage from E3 showcase features plot premise and play mechanics of Link's Awakening remake of 2019.




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Link's Awakening depicts another iconic quest of legendary Hyrule hero who washed ashore of a mysterious island of Koholint after having his ship wrecked on a raging storm one night and an unconscious Link was found by a young girl named Marin.

He got his sword and shield back but in order to leave the island, he will have to collect a bunch of magical items to awaken the Wind Fish. So he goes through on dungeon to another, fighting enemies and uncovers many hidden secrets of Koholint.

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Colorful 3D Graphics

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Since this is going to be a complete remake of 1993 Game Boy classic, its story remains the same as original and unlike other Zelda titles; it takes place entirely out of Hyrule where most of his heroic adventures usually take place.

In a modern re-imagining, Link's in-game sprite looks like mini amiibo figures rendered in polished colorful and cartoonish 3D graphic, thus staying faithful to original concept of the game while making an appeal to a new generation.

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All-New Dungeon Creator

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What is unique to remake is an all-new dungeon creator that lets player create their custom dungeon chamber layouts and arrange them. Clearing through story mode will earn you dungeon rooms that you can use to create new design maps.

Once complete, play those chambers by fighting enemies and solving riddles to earn more rewards. During your playthrough, you will also come across enemies like Goombas, Piranha Plants and more from Super Mario series.

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Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Dreamer Edition

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Both digital and physical version of Standard Edition is priced only $59.99 but no pre-order bonus has been announced so far. For $69.99, you can own Link's Awakening: Dreamer Edition that comes with base game and an art book.

Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening remains of the greatest from TLoZ series and now that Nintendo is reworking it for Switch, we can probably expect them to pick its predecessor A Link to the Past or sequel Ocarina of Time for a remake next.

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel Announced

In a surprise reveal, Breath of the Wild sequel for Switch is announced during Nintendo Direct E3 2019.

Following release action-adventure game Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in 2017 for Nintendo Switch and Wii U consoles, developer/publisher Nintendo received immense praise and a sequel become almost imminent.

Nintendo Direct E3 2019 presentation ended on a high-note with an official announcement of a sequel currently being in development and even though they didn't share much detail, a surprise teaser trailer was revealed for all.

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Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel Announced

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Here is an exclusive first-look trailer of upcoming Breath of the Wild sequel from E3 that is currently in works.




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This new cinematic teaser takes us back to kingdom of Hyrule once again with Link and Zelda but everything seems cryptic and dark. These two were seemingly exploring some dark, underground dungeons riding on a beast.

After passing by some ancient wall paintings, they come across a mystical force is growing from beneath and holding what appears to be a Gerudo. Shortly before this happened, they even discover the corpse of Ganon during their quest.

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That magical force even seems to grab hold of Link as well before Hyrule Castle is seen shaking up from below ground. Apparently, Link either gets corrupted or kidnapped by an ancient evil and that only leaves Zelda behind to defend Hyrule.

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild came out as a Switch launch title that went on to receive universal acclaim and completely reinvent TLoZ series. It was a smash-hit success for Nintendo and has sold over 14 million copies worldwide by March 2019.

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Back in November 2018, there were rumors of a new mainline Legend of Zelda game may be closer than many would like to think. Many fans didn't even expect a sequel so soon but obviously, it was a welcomed surprise to them.

We are guessing that development phase of Breath of the Wild sequel may be in very early stage; so much so that Nintendo even gave it a title. Or they have things set as they wanted but possibly redacted its title to avoid giving major info out.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Delayed to March 2020

Nintendo delays Animal Crossing: New Horizons to March 2020 release window to avoid crunch-time for developers.

Among all major presentation at E3 2019 event, Nintendo Direct showcase had some of the most amazing moments for fans including an official announcement for upcoming open-ended life simulation game Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

However, no sooner has it been showed to viewers by developer/publisher Nintendo now delayed the Nintendo Switch-exclusive to spring next year from holiday season of 2019 so that dev team can have a proper work-life balance.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Delayed to March 2020

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When Nintendo took E3 stage to world premiere a brand-new trailer for the most-anticipated series entry, it was everything fans ever wanted and was planned to launch later in 2019 but then a gameplay reveal trailer revealed the sudden delay.

To spare some elbow grease for development team, New Horizons project is now pushed back to March 20, 2020. Yoshiaki Koizumi offered his sincerest apology on everyone's behalf for moving their original release window.

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Video game industry often has their employees overwork just so a scheduled product could be shipped in time. This unpopular yet commonly known practice is termed as crunch these days and seems like Nintendo is taking a stand against it.

Current president and COO for Nintendo of America, Doug Bowser believes New Horizons could be out by holiday season 2019 if they invested extra work hours but they ultimately opted out just so their employees can have good work life balance.

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It took seven years for a mainline Animal Crossing game to be announced other than a few spin-off titles coming out for Nintendo 3DS, Wii U and mobile devices, which now will have fans wait a little longer to spare its developers some crunch.

Though some fans would still be disappointed for this unforeseen delay, most are happy to wait few more months to get their hands on Animal Crossing: New Horizons, because it would eventually be a better experience for everyone.

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

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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.

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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

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.

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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.