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

Thursday, July 18, 2019

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.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Warframe: Empyrean Expansion Revealed

At TennoCon 2019, Digital Extremes revealed Empyrean expansion and a future roadmap for Warframe.

To celebrate player community of free-to-play action role playing game Warframe, annual TennoCon returns for the fourth time this year at London Convention Center with over 2,000 enthusiast attendees gathered on board.

Hosted by developer/publisher Digital Extremes, a brand-new gameplay demo for upcoming Empyrean expansion update and its features were showcased live during this massive event among many other details related to the project.

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Warframe: Empyrean Expansion Revealed

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Check out full gameplay demo of Empyrean below, straight out of official reveal stream from TennoCon 2019.




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Although an expansion in nature, they want to consider Empyrean as a content pack that will introduce players to new territory of existing in-game world, spaceship and many new upgrades to improve overall experience like past releases.

Warframe will be taking a giant leap forward with cinematic quests with more open world areas. Players will be able to explore throughout Origin System on their Railjack spacecrafts to seek missions and earn exciting reward items.

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Customize Frames and Pets

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You are allowed to use Archwing flight system to fly from ship to ship, which is a much cooler way of traversing. We saw three players head into battle from Dry Dock space garage riding a custom Railjack battleship, in live demo.

Their team reaches enemy ship using light speed travel and hit it with EMP blasts before approaching Corpus soldiers on board. Next up, those three moved to another mission to a capital ship and face-off Kuva Lich boss character.

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Squad Link Multiplayer System

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DE team showed off their new Squad Link system where members of a team can spread across a larger are and working on different parts of an objective. This connects cooperative gameplay to a new level and makes teamwork really fun.

Aside from engaging into action-packed space combat, seizing space ships or interact with NPCs, you can actually recruit them to do your bidding and more when Empyrean finally arrives and developers are working hard to deliver all that.

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Also, watch a newly launched CGI intro for Warframe by Hollywood director Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane, Portal: No Escape).




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Despite being six years late, this video is definitely a worthy introduction for a game that has grown a 50 million strong player base. It nicely encapsulates what everyone is getting into and specially will appeal to many newcomers.

Trachtenberg masterfully connects past history of the game into where we are at present in a wonderful cinematic spectacle and what kick-ass action sequence it ended up being clearly reflects his influence of Hong Kong action movies.

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Digital Extremes has not announced a definitive release date for their biggest expansion yet but we can always count on them to drop more info and a couple of more trailers to dazzle before we all jump into battle wearing cool Frames.

Warframe is currently available on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms and upcoming Empyrean expansion is focusing on tying up a larger game that received years of polishing with features and updates into one piece.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Robotics;Notes Elite Getting Western Release

Anime Expo 2019 came bearing news of Robotics;Notes Elite getting 2020 a Western release from Spike Chunsoft.

Although publisher Spike Chunsoft has already released visual novel Robotics;Notes Elite for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in January 2019, there was a public appeal to launch a localized version for English-speaking audiences.

Apparently, a petition on Change.org made by 3,602 supporting fans to translate the VN experience is now officially successful as R;N Elite is getting released in North America and Europe in 2020 for PC via Steam, PS4 and Switch.

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Robotics;Notes Elite Getting Western Release

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Spike Chunsoft dropped an official trailer to officially announce Western release for R;N today at Anime Expo 2019.




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Robotics;Notes has debuted back in 2012 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles as third main entry that belonged to Science Adventure series of science fiction visual novels like Chaos;Head and Steins;Gate from developer 5pb.

Its story revolves around Kaito Yashio, who is from Tanegashima island and a member of his school's Robot Research Club. However, club leader Akiho Senomiya is determined to save their club from being shut down by creating a giant robot.

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Robotics;Notes Elite will have Kaito explore areas to unlock secrets of "Kimijima Report" using PhoneDroid and features branching storyline that would lead players to experience multiple endings depending on choices made throughout the VN.

On their second attending of Anime Expo this year, the Japanese publisher also gave confirmation for Robotics;Notes DaSH, another 5pb project selected for Western localization, which also happens to be a sequel to R;N Elite.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Cuphead: Delicious Last Course DLC Delayed to 2020

Studio MDHR has delayed Delicious Last Course DLC for Cuphead to 2020 in order to avoid crunch time.

When newest DLC expansion pack for popular run and gun indie game Cuphead was officially revealed back in E3 2018, developer/publisher StudioMDHR initially intended to release it in 2019, exclusively for PC and Xbox One.

It looks like they would need some more time to finish what they started without stressing out people working on it and to avoid development crunch time while doing it; MDHR has now decided to push back its release to 2020.

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Cuphead: Delicious Last Course DLC Delayed to 2020

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After rolling a free content update lately, they decided to inform players about their upcoming DLC that requires more time to polish and maintain quality, so that dev team can work in a healthy work environment free of unavoidable crunch.

At this point, hurrying to meet deadline would result in a half-baked product and they made a decision to delay the DLC to next year. Although it was tough, fans will have a great time with Delicious Last Course when it finally arrives.

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Delicious Last Course will feature new bosses, brand- new character Ms. Chalice, charms, enemies, a new island and weapons. Ms. Chalice will be joined by protagonist Cuphead and his brother Mugman in final episode of their adventure.

She will have a unique playstyle and is equipped with distinct ability like double-jump but most importantly, she can explore throughout all locations. Meaning, you can playthrough the game all over again to get a fresh new experience.

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However, you get to see what they are cooking in advance as a newly released teaser trailer offers a first-look at latest expansion.




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Following announcement of a Nintendo Switch port at Nindies Showcase Spring 2019, developer Jared Moldenhauer expressed wishes to see Cuphead and Mugman in crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

StudioMDHR wants to Cuphead with Delicious Last Course, offering weird new venture for a group of unlikely heroes. They also kept a few surprises tightly under wraps to reveal at launch of this expansion and hopefully it will be mind-blowing.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle Reveals Armin Titan

New details on Season 3 content added to Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle like Armin Titan is revealed by Koei Tecmo.

Merely a few days ahead of its release on July 5 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, developer Omega Force and publisher Koei Tecmo reveals all-new content details for upcoming Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle.

Final Battle is arriving as an upgrade to action hack and slash game AOT2 and a massive expansion, which is based on popular AOT anime, covering chapters from manga and seasons from ongoing TV series up to Season 3, Part 2.

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Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle Reveals Armin Titan

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR ATTACK ON TITAN SEASON 3.

Featuring all actions from original Funimation series, new teaser trailer below focuses on Armin Titan for Final Battle.




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To capture original heart-pounding action, developers are working closely with series creators including character development of Armin Arlert, an introverted scout soldier who has eaten nefarious Bertolt Hoover in a recently aired episode.

This action has granted him the power of transforming into Colossus Titan and it will be complete already when Final Battle launches. While playing on Character Episode mode, players can call on Armin Titan in his giant-sized form.

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Unlocking Armin Titan allows you to ruthlessly pound your enemies in other game modes as well. For very first time in entire series history, newly added weapon Thunder Spears will let you fire projectiles at those skinless Titans.

Then there are Gatling guns to rain in some rapid-fire in addition to other deadly weapons, Anti-Personnel Omni-Directional Mobility gear to intensify tactical hunting and access to more than 40 playable characters or create a new one.

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Colossal New Hero Armin Titan

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Fans would love to jump in after they finish watching latest seasons of Attack on Titan to have a definitive experience in cell-shaded graphics. Also, try out all-new Territory Recovery mode to take back your land from Titans in co-op gameplay.

Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle is a standalone game that has all stories of AOT2 and recent content updates. Owners of the base game can simply purchase Final Battle Upgrade Pack to enjoy Titan-hunting action to its fullest.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Out Now

Kart racing game Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled from Beenox and Activision is now available on Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One.

An original PlayStation classic kart racing game from 1999 by developer Naughty Dog and publisher Sony Entertainment, Crash Team Racing Remastered releases today on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

In an attempt to launch on modern-day gaming platforms, developer Beenox and publisher Activision has completely reworked the game from ground up titled as Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

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Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Out Now

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CTR is back in all-new glory of HD makeover including 18 tracks with 13 additional ones to go crazy on road. Fan-favorite Adventure, Arcade, Battle and Time Trial modes are all back to keep its core experience intact for fans and newcomers.

Aside from Crash Bandicoot and his sister Coco, a total of 15 playable characters are there and ready to race. Although some of them are immediately accessible at start, others will be unlocked once you play through Adventure Mode.

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Kart and Character Customization

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You can take part in both offline and online play or play co-op in four-player split screen system if you want to. Also playing online lets you earn Wumpa coins, in-game currency that allows you various customizations for your character or kart.

Whether it is cart bodies that you want replaced or to apply a new paint job, everything is on the table to mix and match. Also, appearance of your racers can be changed using cool N. Sane Trilogy skins and distinct victory animations.

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Bonus Grand Prix Seasonal Content!

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Beenox and Activision has already planned to introduce some themed content like CTR Nitro-Fueled Grand Prix from July 3. New challenges and more seasonal content will become available for free to everyone who owns a copy.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled proudly represents its legacy of nineties with enhanced graphics and classic features. While keeping core gameplay intact, the remake manages to stands out from other team kart racing games.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Torchlight 2 Coming to Consoles

Throwback dungeon crawler title Torchlight II of Runic Games returns for PS4, Switch and Xbox consoles on fall 2019.

For long, action role-playing dungeon crawler game Torchlight II from developer/publisher Runic Games was only limited to Linux, Mac and PC platform but now it has been announced to arrive on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

It has nearly been a decade that original Torchlight game was released where players used to fight hordes of monsters in a fictional town. That same great intensity will now be experienced across all major platforms for all fans to enjoy.

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Torchlight 2 Coming to Consoles

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Have a look back at the magic of Torchlight universe in a brand-new version exclusively developed for consoles.




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Following their successful Switch handled port of Doom and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus,
Texas-based developer studio Panic Button is currently working on its console ports that are expected to release on September 3, 2019.

There are four different playable character classes to pick one from with their own skill trees to customize them even further. A unique pet system will be introducing new pets that both newcomers and seasoned players would appreciate.

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Award-Winning RPG Returns

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They also worked on an intuitive control scheme for increased target accuracy and better combat moves. For only $19.99, players on PS4, Switch and Xbox would be able to grab a copy of this award-winning action RPG title at launch.

Everything that fans loved about hack and slash ARPG genre is packed in Torchlight II and would be more console friendly. So, head over to those mystery dungeons to hunt monsters and grab loots to relieve the glory of this franchise on fall 2019.

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.

The Witcher 3 is Coming to Nintendo Switch

At Nintendo Direct E3 2019 event, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition for Switch has been confirmed.

Two weeks ago, a leak from ResetEra has revealed that acclaimed action role-playing game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from developer/publisher CD Projekt Red is coming to Nintendo Switch, which has now been confirmed officially.

Announced during Nintendo Direct presentation at E3 2019, this ambitious port is titled The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition and headed for next-generation Nintendo handheld console to arrive later at some point this year.

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The Witcher 3 is Coming to Nintendo Switch

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Below is a look at dark fantasy universe of The Witcher that is coming for you to play at home or on the go.




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Switch seemed to be able to run ports of graphically superior games like Doom and Wolfenstein: The New Colossus in past but it has struggled with open-world games like Saints Row: The Third, which turns out to be a disappointment.

CD Projekt Red is currently busy with their upcoming release Cyberpunk 2077 and even though it has not been announced for Switch, the success of Witcher 3 may lead CDPR to consider a port of CP2077 as well if that is even remotely possible.

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Although there was no mention of an official release date, the game may launch on December 31, 2019 according to Amazon. Marketing material released so far have also suggests that the title will available on a 32 GB game card.

Currently priced $59.99 for online and retail selling, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition is already up for pre-order. It comes with two of its follow-up expansion packs; Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine to make it worth purchasing.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Announced

Square Enix announced Final Fantasy VIII Remastered for Steam, Switch, PS4 and Xbox to arrive later this year.

Back in September 2018, developer/publisher Square Enix announced "Final Fantasy Legacy Collection" that featured fan-favorite RPG titles from Final Fantasy series, scheduled to launch on current-gen platforms through 2018 to 2019.

Final Fantasy VIII was somehow left behind from being included to that list in between seventh and ninth installment. However, a remastered version of this PlayStation original is announced recently during E3 2019 press conference.

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Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Announced

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An official announce trailer was released to give a flashback to series fans that were looking forward to FFVIII for long.




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When military nation Galbadia and Sorceress Edea declares war against Dukedom of Dollet, protagonist Squall Leonhart gathers a group of friends within mercenary group SeeD, to help resistance member Rinoa Heartilly.

From iconic characters to its battle system, everything is getting rendered in enhanced visuals for modern-era consoles. Even its awesome soundtracks are currently made available on audio streaming platform Spotify for fans to enjoy.

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In terms of visual style, FF8 has moved over to a more realistic art style than its predecessor titles from FF series and rather than providing a high fantasy feel in overall, developers went for a grounded approach in storytelling process.

Breaking out of tradition, the studio also introduced Guardian Forces to customize your battle strategy. Every beloved original aspect of it is going to be revitalized and though it took time to arrive on modern systems, it was worth waiting.

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With everyone so busy being hyped about upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake and the recent release of Shadowbringers expansion for Final Fantasy XIV; fans were actually worried that they might never get a remade version of FFVIII after all.

Square Enix did not left Final Fantasy VIII out and is finally giving it a long-awaited remaster treatment on its 20th anniversary year. This classic role-playing video game is coming later in 2019 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Doom Eternal Release Date

Prepare to raze Hell as Doom Slayer is returning in Doom Eternal to slay army of demons on this November.

Last year at E3 2018, developer id Software and publisher Bethesda Softworks announced upcoming first-person shooter Doom Eternal for Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One but an official release date was missing.

Today at E3 2019 live event, developers have confirmed that Doom Slayer will make his anticipated return to take our planet back by decimating all invading forces of Hell on November 22, 2019 with a brand-new story trailer.

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Doom Eternal Release Date

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Newest Doom Eternal trailer shows how goes beyond boundaries of Heaven and Hell, all swarmed with demons.




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A demonic invasion has ravaged Earth and legendary Doomguy starts cleansing the planet by slicing off a demon head with Chainsaw. Wearing his iconic Praetor Suit, he ruthlessly tears through hordes of Hell and beyond.

Combat mechanics has significantly evolved over years with new weapons adding more raw firepower. Your arsenal is now upgraded with a Plasma Gun and a Meathook is attached to your Super Shotgun for grappling demons out of your reach.

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Other than serving as punching bags or gory piñata, enemy demons are often a great source of item drops. Slice them in half to refill ammo, burn them using your shoulder-mounted Flame Belch to get armor and go for a brutal Glory Kill to replenish health bar.

Doomguy can smash through enemy barrage and walls or even dash enemies in midair to crush them. You can see a hulking demon at one point that resembles a lot like the Cyberdemon from 1993 Doom and Doom II due to series reboot in 2016.

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B3 2019 also gave a glimpse to an all-new multiplayer "Battlemode" game with PvP components for Doom Eternal.




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Originally hinted last year, id Software has come up with this new multiplayer experience where players will control two demons to go up against another controlling a skillful Slayer for a versus mode fight for best-of-five round.

Developers are aiming for more action for Doom Eternal than ever in its known franchise and Bethesda E3 2019 event was just a slight tease of what to come next when it finally launches later this year to unleash Hell on Earth.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Darksiders: Genesis Announced

THQ Nordic announces upcoming top-down action shooter and a spin-off title Darksiders: Genesis.

Most recent entry from Darksiders series was hack and slash action-adventure game Darksiders III from 2018. Today, developer Airship Syndicate and publisher THQ Nordic officially announced their upcoming title to be Darksiders: Genesis.

This top down role-playing game is headed for Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms with a release window of 2019. Genesis is a series spin-off title starring fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse, Strife.

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Darksiders: Genesis Announced

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Below is an official announcement trailer that introduces Strife in a short cinematic and a Diablo-style gameplay




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Although Strife has briefly appeared in Darksiders III, he was never given a proper introduction and the trailer above gives him a spectacular debut. He goes up against a demonic horde to challenge their leader while slinging his arsenal of firearms.

The Council has called him to thwart Lucifer from unleashing demons from Hell to save humankind from his demonic conspiracy. Together with War, he must hunt them down to restore balance through intense action.

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Intense Top-Down Shooter

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In terms of gameplay or storyline, DG official footage gives away so little but Strife teaming up with his brother, War probably suggests for some co-op action feature and we will only be absolutely sure about that upon a gameplay trailer release.

Despite bearing similar resemblance to a typical real-time strategy title, be assured that Genesis is a top down action shooter and nothing else. Also, this is not Darksiders IV in any way and just a spin-off game set within Darksiders universe.

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Action RPG Adventure

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Like any other dungeon-crawler, players would experience combat, exploration, epic boss battles, puzzle-solving and more. Airship Syndicate development team will be launching an enhanced version for Xbox One X as well.

THQ Nordic to do some showcase of Darksiders: Genesis at E3 2019 next week and will probably reveal more gameplay. Priced $39.99 only, the game is already up for pre-order and according to its Amazon listing; it will arrive on December 31, 2019.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 Kombat Pack Adds Shang Tsung and More

New Mortal Kombat 11 trailer debuts Shang Tsung and confirms more characters for upcoming Kombat Pack DLC.

Already debuted with a roster of 25 playable characters, fighting game Mortal Kombat 11 is bringing more add-on fighters for their upcoming Kombat Pack DLC, starting with a former series antagonist and secondary sub-boss Shang Tsung.

Reprising his role from 1995 live-action Mortal Kombat movie, actor Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa returns to play his role as an evil sorcerer absorbing souls from his competitor and a brand-new video is released to showcase his deadly moves.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Kombat Pack Adds Shang Tsung and More

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Watch a re-defined version of Shang Tsung unleashing his feats of kombat in a new MK11 gameplay trailer.




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The trailer opens up with Shang Tsung going up against his rival Kung Lao, Liu Kang and Elder God Raiden. He charges at them with skull-shaped projectiles and other attacks aside from shape-shifts into Ermac, Rain, Reptile and Smoke during his fight.

When delivering his Fatal Blow, the cunning sorcerer uses combined moves of Sub-Zero, Scorpion and Noob Saibot to defeat Raiden. Then he summons Kintaro out of his opponent's body to finish it with Fatality and claim his soul!

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Shang Tsung was announced to be added in Kombat Pack as its first DLC character for back in March, even before the launch of MK11. Also joining him are recurring characters Nightwolf, Sindel and Todd McFarlane's comic-book character Spawn.

Two more playable fighters remains undisclosed yet and are about to join very soon. However, spattering blood on text from a chainsaw as well as ending sound hints at Ash from Evil Dead series and Terminator being those additional guest characters.

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Although actor Bruce Campbell has previously ruled out any possibility of Ash appearing in MK11 on Twitter, fans have found evidence for this cult horror protagonist to appear alongside Terminator and The Joker through datamining in-game files.

Those who already own Mortal Kombat 11 Premium Edition will get one-week early access to contents of Kombat Pack or you can simply buy it for $39.99 only. It will also be featuring 7 exclusive character skins and gear sets for customization.

Classic Dungeons & Dragons Games Coming to Consoles

D&D RPG classics like Baldur's Gate, Neverwinter Nights and more are heading over to consoles on fall 2019.

Even though classic fantasy-themed Dungeons & Dragons games have seen its glory days on PC platform in late '90s, they seem to have lost that charm and are seemingly dying down because of console evolution and lack of newer titles.

In an attempt to revive this franchise, developer Beamdog and publisher Skybound Games have decided to bring enhanced edition of D&D games for modern day consoles Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on fall 2019.

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Classic Dungeons & Dragons Games Coming to Consoles

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Witness the iconic return of classic role-playing games from Dungeons & Dragons series to current era of consoles.




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Five best RPG games; Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn, Icewind Dale, Neverwinter Nights and Planescape: Torment will be heading over to aforementioned platforms in three different bundles very soon.

Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Pack will arrive on September 24, which includes remastered versions of first two games, Siege of Dragonspear expansion pack and original new content to connect these series adventures for very first time.

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Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition/Icewind Dale Enhanced Edition comes in complete package with all added DLCs jammed into one on same day. Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition will launch on December 3 with online multiplayer.

Both digital and retail versions of these classic Dungeons & Dragons games collection would be priced $49.99 over PS4, Switch and Xbox One. In case, Baldur's Gate III ends up getting announced at E3 2019, these titles are a good way to catch up to it.