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

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.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Kotal Kahn

Brand-new Mortal Kombat 11 reveal trailer pits Outworld Emperor Kotal Khan against Jacqui Briggs for a showdown.

Fans of Mortal Kombat fighting game series has been eagerly waiting on the edge of their seats for Mortal Kombat 11 by developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to launch on April 2018.

Just after they announced official dates for closed beta program worldwide on consoles, the game reveals one of its recently introduced dreaded antagonists Kotal Kahn for upcoming MK11 tournament in a brand-new reveal trailer.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Kotal Kahn

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Check out the reveal trailer of Kotal Kahn showcasing his gameplay moves against an unlikely opponent with an unexpected result.




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Kotal enters the arena by shapeshifting into his humanoid form after lunging in as a lion-like creature against Special Forces member Jacqui Briggs, both showing their typical demeanor as Emperor of Outworld and professional Olympic boxer.

After taking a few hits and a punch on his face, the Osh-Tekk warrior initially delivers an intense beat down Earthrealm fighter by swinging his sword down on her to slam her to ground, sawing a little, drink her blood and even burned her with God Ray.

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It was seemingly an endgame for Jacqui at that point but she quickly turns the tides of the fight by retaliating with barrage of pounding on Kahn. A few more blasts and pummeling off her gauntlets eventually enabled her to defeat her opponent.

She sets up the stage for a Fatality move with her Fatal Blow, which is to push Kahn against an energy wall before shooting him down with her Hand Cannon and then kicking him so hard that he smashed onto the wall, breaking it.

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Both debuting back in Mortal Kombat X, Kotal Kahn hails from Outworld and is also known as Ko'atal, whereas Jacqueline "Jacqui" Briggs on the other hand is the first African-American female fighter in the franchise and a friend of Cassie Cage.

A direct sequel to MKX, Mortal Kombat 11 is expecting to arrive for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on April 23, 2019. However, the Switch version will see launch in May 10 for European region after it was delayed previously.

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 28, 2019

Persona 5 S Rumored for Nintendo Switch

According to a recent rumor from Twitter, Atlus will be releasing Persona 5 S for Nintendo Switch and PS4 on fall 2019.

A number of rumors regarding Persona role-playing video game series start popping over the internet following the announcement of Joker from Persona 5 being included in crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at The Game Awards 2018.

Fans have been long speculating about P5 to arrive on Nintendo Switch at anytime this year and in one way or another, a newly surfaced rumor from a reliable source of leaked news confirms of a new Persona game for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

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Persona 5 S Rumored for Nintendo Switch

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Joker of P5 is also confirmed to show up in Catherine: Full Body, a remastered version of acclaimed 2011 puzzle platformer. This was followed by a surprise reveal of Persona 5 R when developer/publisher Atlus registered a domain P5R.jp.

Going by the name Mr. Ohya, the source confirms of Persona 5 S for Switch on Twitter and fanning the flame of fan expectation.



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Ahead of its official reveal, P5R was leaked by the same source and shortly before posting the Tweet above, the same account also states that Atlus is considering an HD remake of Persona 3, which was originally released on PlayStation 2.

Players are to get an official confirmation of some sort before May and a scheduled release date would likely to be set for this autumn. Even though Persona 5 R is deemed to be a similar version to Person 5 S, the former is meant to launch on PS4.

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Atlus has yet to confirm whether P5R is a spin-off title like Persona 4 Golden, which was a port for PlayStation Vita but it was an extended version of the PS2 title with a new character named Marie added to the story as well.

Players would have to wait a few more months until May to find out if their beloved RPG franchise is really stepping into the Nintendo next-gen handheld console and Persona 5 fans would have a blast if it really turns out to be true.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Johnny Cage

Action movie star from Hollywood, martial artist Johnny Cage of Earthrealm joins the expanding roster of Mortal Kombat 11.

Since upcoming 2.5D fighting game Mortal Kombat 11 is only months away from releasing worldwide, developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment are on full swing with their character reveal trailers.

After revealing participating fighters Baraka, D'Vorah, Geras, Jade, Kabal, Kano, Raiden, Scorpion, Skarlet, Sonya Blade and Sub-Zero for the roster of MK11, it was eventually time for action movie star Johnny Cage to kick in to show off his moves.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Johnny Cage

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A brand-new character reveal trailer for Mr. Hollywood is right here and he doesn't shy away from being cheesy at all when he is at it.




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During his display for fighting abilities against Baraka, Kabal and Scorpion, Johnny goes all in with a variant rendition of his regular chops from Mortal Kombat X and then adding some newfound ridiculous ones in the mix as well.

Cage brings back his brass knuckle punches, Fisticuffs, green fireballs and shadow kicks only to complement his Fatal Blow where he bash his competitor with Oscar for Best Actor in the skull, leading to his Fatality move Deadly Uppercut.

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Game director Ed Boon even took his Twitter account to post a short clip of Johnny Cage confronting his ex-lover Sonya Blade, who decides to poke fun before getting into a match and she doesn't hold back at all while taunting.



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Of course, no finishing move in Mortal Kombat series ever makes sense but the one Cage decides to go with really feels like a weird gore that tries to be funny. Salvaged from a Mortal Kombat 2 glitch, Johnny tries to punch the head off his rival over and over before succeeding at last.

Mortal Kombat 11 is currently scheduled to launch on April 23, 2019 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms. However, European market would have to wait till May 10 for the Switch version to see release.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy Release Date

Capcom brings back classic courtroom adventures in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy, coming in April 9, 2019.

Originally debuting on Game Boy Advance console back in 2001, visual novel Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney from saw a Western release as a port for Nintendo DS in 2005. Since then, the series saw several mainline sequels and spin-off to come out in later years.

Courtesy of developer/publisher Capcom, first three main games of the franchise are now bundled together as Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy to launch on April 9, 2019, for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy Release Date

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Capcom announced the arrival of their classic courtroom adventure to everyone's favorite platform via an official trailer added below.




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Ace Attorney saga begins with Phoenix Wright donning his bright blue suit before heading to a trail for his childhood friend Larry Butz accused of murder. Aided by his assistant Maya Fey, he prepares to butt heads with prosecutor Miles Edgeworth and discovers an elaborated plot.

Phoenix Wright: Justice for All takes places a few months after the first game and Phoenix is already a rising star among his peers. Though prosecutor Franziska von Karma is whipping him at every move, he sees through people's lies using the new Psyche-Lock system.

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Brutal Prosecutor Miles Edgeworth

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By the time the original trilogy reaches to Trials and Tribulations, PW goes back and forth in present and past through flashbacks. Players dives deep into his past with Mia Fey, elder sister of his assistant Maya Fey when Phoenix was an accused art student.

Regardless of your early day courtroom experience on Game Boy consoles, Capcom delivers a bunch of new gameplay improvements and a modern UI for current consoles. Ace Attorney as you loved it and remember retains all of its lovable aspects to stay true to the roots.

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PWAA collection offers a total of 14 episodes from the first three games that use cultural influence of Japan on localizations of United States. Overall, the franchise has sold over a staggering 6.7 million copies worldwide by the end of 2018.

Capturing the fan-favorite courtroom adventure VN series, Ace Attorney Trilogy is currently available to pre-purchase for $29.99 only and doing so for PS4 version will earn you a pixel theme full of wallpaper and icons as bonus.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Resident Evil, Zero & 4 Nintendo Switch Release Date

Capcom announced the Nintendo Switch release date for upcoming ports of Resident Evil classic titles.

Although developer/publisher Capcom are not considering a port of newly released Resident Evil 2 Remake on Nintendo Switch anytime soon, they already planned on releasing some of the classic titles from their beloved survival horror franchise.

Fan-favorite titles Resident Evil, Zero & 4 for Nintendo's next-gen handheld console were originally revealed back in October 2018 and were due an official release date, which they have recently announced to coming on May 21, 2019.

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Resident Evil, Zero & 4 Nintendo Switch Release Date

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These three titles mentioned above were originally released for Nintendo GameCube console from 2002 through 2005. Later, all of them saw a high-definition version release on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One within 2015 to 2016.

Resident Evil HD Remaster is a remake of the 1996 original with a major graphical overhaul and new gameplay mechanics. Players assumed the role of S.T.A.R.S. agents Chris Redfield or Jill Valentine too uncover the deadly secrets of Spencer Mansion.

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Resident Evil Zero came out serving as a prequel to Raccoon City mansion incident starring officer Rebecca Chambers and ex- Marine Corps member Billy Coen. A unique partner system allowed players to control both of them for solving many in-game puzzles and fight monsters.

Resident Evil 4 is the first game in the series to introduce a different type of primary enemies other than zombies, replaced the fixed camera angles with over-the-shoulder view and merged survival horror elements with third-person shooter games.

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A physical copy titled Resident Evil Origins Collection featuring Resident Evil 0 and Resident Evil HD Remaster is also part of their release plan. However, only North American customers can purchase this bundle and would not be out in retail for European regions.

Capcom has yet to share the price for these titles on Nintendo hybrid console but they will be available for digital pre-order on eShop from February 28, 2019. Players can now test their skills to survive zombie outbreak on the go now that these classics are coming on Switch.

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.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

SNK 40th Anniversary Collection Comes to PS4

Archiving a golden age of gaming, SNK 40th Anniversary Collection is coming out for PS4 on March 19.

After launching a definitive collection of some of the great video games from arcade era as SNK 40th Anniversary Collection on November 2018 for Nintendo Switch, these classic retro titles are now heading towards PlayStation 4.

While setting to sail for PS4 on March 19, 2019, the bundle features a wide-array of artwork and rare promotional assets available in high-definition and nostalgic fans are sure to appreciate them for their sentimental values.

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SNK 40th Anniversary Collection Comes to PS4

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A compilation like this takes a lot of curating and research before they are all jammed into one. All the SNK titles are put together by developer Digital Eclipse, who previously worked on Mega Man Legacy Collection and the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection.

Since most of the games are from SNK years before they moved over to Neo Geo system, they do not have the edge games like The King of Fighters or Samurai Shodown had in later days. However, some of these picks are of historical importance in terms of the medium.

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Dive Into Museum Mode

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Another thing the studio mastered is the functionality of the Loop Lever joystick and although they are not playable in original format, their target was to replicate the experience as close to the original hardware.

Entire Museum Mode is dedicated to miscellaneous concept art section for these retro classics like Ikari Warriors, Psycho Soldier and Prehistoric Isle. SNK 40th Anniversary Collection is a blessing for players who cannot find these games for modern consoles and we really are thankful.

Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Jade

As an undead Revenant warrior from Netherrealm, classic fighter Jade joins the growing roster of Mortal Kombat 11.

Following an official announcement at The Game Awards 2018, upcoming 2.5D fighting game Mortal Kombat 11 from developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has said to have 25 playable characters during release.

We have seen many series favorite return to action for the latest installment that is set to launch on April 23, 2019 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. One of the newest additions to MK11 roster is revealed to be Edenian assassin Jade.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Jade

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Joining the conflict with her fierce combat skills, official reveal trailer for Jade displays her amazing movesets from the game.




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Swinging her green bo staff, this deadly warrior enters the arena as an undead Revenant and in her first fight against Baraka, she goes all out on the Tarkatan tribe war chief by beating the living hell out of him with her attack moves.

Then she stabbed down his spine and slashed his throat before sticking a knife on his head. In time for performing a fatality, Jade impales Baraka with her bo staff through his bloody head, popping his left eye out and then cutting his lower body apart.

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She shows almost the same ruthlessness against Skarlet and Sonya Blade on two different matches by crushing their bones and ripping them apart. A great deal of her moves comes from her iconic staff weapon with occasional use of blades every now and then.

After appearing in Mortal Kombat II as a hidden fighter, Jade eventually became playable in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 and almost instantly became a fan-favorite. In 2011 reboot of Mortal Kombat, her character was killed off in story mode.

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However, she is resurrected by an evil sorcerer and now back from the dead to fight once again. Her arrival may also be a heralding the return of Kitana and Mileena to the franchise as well, because many character slots are still empty.

Although she was not present in Mortal Kombat X except for a cameo, developer Netherrealm decided to bring Jade back for Mortal Kombat 11 to complete their ambitious roster. Hopefully, fans were delighted to see her coming back only months before the title releases.

Hollow Knight: Silksong Revealed

Following the success of Hollow Knight, indie studio Team Cherry has recently revealed a sequel titled Silksong.

Originally started its journey as a Kickstarter campaign in 2014 for classic 2D adventure, Hollow Knight has turned out to be a universally acclaimed Metroidvania video game from Australian developer/publisher studio Team Cherry.

Following release, the title received several major content update for free and while they were working on another of their post-launch expansions, it eventually outgrew from its original scope and turned out to be a potential sequel titled Hollow Knight: Silksong.

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Hollow Knight: Silksong Revealed

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Team Cherry has officially revealed Silksong via a brand-new trailer that offer a brief glimpse into what players are getting into.




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Previously appearing on HK as a lethal hunter and a self-proclaimed protector of Hallownest, Hornet came into way of the titular insectoid Knight more than once and now has finally become a playable character on her own game.

She was always intended to go on her solo adventure set in a new world but they realized too late that it has outsized to be just a downloadable content anymore and the decided to make it a sequel with bosses, enemies and quests for fans.

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Adventure of Hornet

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To learn more about what is going on behind the scene, be sure to watch the developer diary by lead designers Ari Gibson and William Pellen below.




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Even though no official date of release is set yet, developers are currently planning to bring the sequel for Linux, Mac, PC and Nintendo Switch platforms with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions are to follow later at some point.

Also, Kickstarter backers of original Hollow Knight will receive Hollow Knight: Silksong for free upon release and those who have pledged them with more than AU $10 can even select Switch their preferred platform instead of PC.

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




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
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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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.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Darksiders Warmastered Edition Coming to Nintendo Switch

The End of the World is coming this April as Darksiders Warmastered Edition is announced for Nintendo Switch.

Apocalypse returned a few months ago as hack and slash action-adventure title Darksiders III from developer Gunfire Games and publisher THQ Nordic has been launched on November, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

What about players on handheld platforms then, eh? Yesterday, THQ accidentally uploaded a trailer of Darksiders: Warmastered Edition for Nintendo Switch before deleting and re-uploading to confirm a release date for April 2nd.

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Darksiders: Warmastered Edition Coming to Nintendo Switch

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Below is the official trailer for the first action-packed game of the series heading to Switch, showcasing some key footage.




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The story of Darksiders revolves around a time when Heaven and Hell have waged war against each other. To restore order, "The Charred Council" sends War, first Horseman of the Apocalypse to Earth in the aftermath of the conflict that ravaged it.

The unintended and untimely leak only suggests that the game was probably meant to be displayed at the next Nintendo Direct broadcast, which fans are eagerly waiting for and now that they let it slip, we are hoping to have that soon as well.

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The game was originally launched back in 2010 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, before seeing a Windows PC release. It was eventually ported for PS4 and Xbox One while also receiving a Wii U version, which had a terrible sales record on the dying platform.

Darksiders: Warmastered Edition for Nintendo Switch will be available at Nintendo eShop and your nearest retailers for the price of $29.99 only. We are really excited for the announcement and hoping to see the sequel, Darksiders II to arrive on Switch too.

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.