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

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Doom Eternal Second Trailer

Witness an all-new official trailer for Doom Eternal and see Doomguy raze Hell by tearing up demon hordes.

Just like its 1993 original predecessor, 2016 reboot of first-person shooter game Doom has been a great success for developer id Software and publisher Bethesda Softworks, leading them to work on a sequel titled Doom Eternal.

Previously set to release nearing end of 2018, its launch date for Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has been pushed to March 20, 2020. With more story bits, Bethesda its second official trailer a few months ahead of launch.

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Doom Eternal Second Trailer

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In latest Doom Eternal trailer, major enemies like Gladiator and Marauder are shown alongside Crucible in action.




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Hell on Earth is unleashed all of a sudden when demonic forces start popping up from portals everywhere. To save humanity from total annihilation, Doomguy makes his imminent return from his unfortunate exile in a capsule.

Needless to say, this is the fateful day that all demons have feared till date to face when Doom Slayer comes to collect. Though he has not many words to express his disgust at them, his heavy firepower and mighty fists will do.

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Before jumping into a streak of unending hostilely, a silhouette of main protagonist is briefly seen. Some quick gameplay displays more creative ways to ensure loads of glory kills during his encounter with many new and old enemy types.

Aside from his wide-range of arsenal to rip and tear through hordes of demons, our beloved space marine will be wielding sword-like artifact known as Crucible to slice off all unearthly demonic filth and probably close portals to Hell.

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Though recent trailer is largely focused on single-player campaign, there will hopefully be another one on brand-new multiplayer Battlemode of this rebooted sequel that has been one of the most-anticipated games of 2020.

Doom Eternal has also been hinted to arrive on Nintendo Switch at some point but there is no official release date yet. Pre-order bonus includes bonus level, digital download for Doom 64, Doot Revenant and Throwback Shotgun skin.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Doom and Doom 2 Gets 60 FPS Support

In a latest update, Bethesda adds 60 FPS, quick saves and add-on support for classic Doom games re-releases.

In a rather surprising move, classic first-person shooter games Doom, Doom II and Doom 3 were re-released back in July 2019 during keynote events of QuakeCon for Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Even though they were well received, these games were not without some shortcomings in terms of save functions and visuals but a recent update from publisher Bethesda Softworks has attempted to address them on all platforms.

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Doom and Doom 2 Gets 60 FPS Support

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According to official press release, both Doom and Doom 2 is getting native 60 FPS support from its original 35 FPS cap. This drastic increase of frame rates will let Slayers roam more freely around circles of Hell shooting demons.

To help out many enthusiastic speedrunners and survivors of Nightmare difficulty, Quick Save has been enabled. At any point, pause the game and start instantly from your Load Game using L/L1/LB buttons depending on your platform.

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Add-on feature will enable players to enjoy additional content, which are free to download. Community episodes and megawads for these games from a curated list will be included, with more coming soon based on fan feedback.

This update also offers original campaign SIGIL by Doom co-creator and renowned designer John Romero along with two map packs TNT: Evilution and The Plutonia Experiment that came out on launch of Final Doom back in 1996.

RELATED: Doom Eternal Delayed to March 2020

Moreover, expected features like Aspect Ratio, Brightness options, improved Level Select function, performance optimization, quality-of-life adjustments, Quick Weapon Select feature and split-screen HUD are newly added as well.

Aside from reviving old-school titles of Doom franchise, Bethesda is working with developer id Software on a sequel to 2016 series reboot titled Doom Eternal that is currently scheduled to arrive on March 20, 2020 for all major platforms.

Pokémon Direct January 2020

Latest Pokémon Direct livestream from Nintendo unveils some exciting news and updates for Pokémon fans.

Earlier this month, a leaked image of product listings from GameStop featuring upcoming Nintendo Switch games has led fans to believe that a Nintendo Direct video showcase is imminent, which turns out to be slightly true after all.

Shortly after this rumor starts flying around, Nintendo has officially confirmed that a new Pokémon Direct livestream is all set for January 9, 6:30 AM PT/9:30 AM EDT with some exciting new details on Pokémon franchise of games.

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Pokémon Direct January 2020

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Below is over 20-minutes long presentation from recent Direct by Nintendo that is focused on Pokémon related news.




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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX | Demo




Two classic Pokémon games of 2006 from Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS are finally coming to Nintendo Switch after over a decade. Blue Rescue Team and Red Rescue Team are both being newly remade into one single title.

Although no extension of roster is offered, it will receive stunning new visuals as well as Mega Evolutions. Re-branded for a new generation of console, Rescue Team DX is scheduled to launch on March 6, 2020.

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Marked as most recent entry in Mystery Dungeon series since 2015, this remake title is scheduled to launch on March 6, 2020 and publisher Pokemon Company has already dropped a playable demo for this remake at Nintendo eShop.

No Pokémon from Galar region, nor any Dynamax or Gigantamax abilities are featured in its logo or promotional trailer. Rescue Team DX will be sending players off to compete with Pokémon rivals into random dungeons to fulfill missions.

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Pokémon Home | Nintendo Switch
Announced back in May 2019, Pokémon Home is a cloud-based storage system that would work with games like Pokémon Go, Pokémon: Let's Go! and Pokémon Sword/Shield, enabling players to store and transfer their Pokémon.

Nintendo is planning to make Pokémon Home their primary storage solution in future as a modern-day successor to Pokémon Bank app. It will let players trade between their friends either locally or anywhere in world via online.

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Aside from running on Switch systems, now people will also be able to access the app from Android and iOS mobile devices unlike Pokémon Bank system for 3DS platform that in past used to limit features to its own consoles only.

However, you cannot transfer your Pokémon to deposit or withdraw them for any older titles of the franchise. Set to arrive in February 2020, people are only allowed to transfer Pokémon into Sword and Shield through this cloud service.

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There was no release announcement on recent livestream other than Rescue Team DX and major parts of today's video showcase were largely focused on in-depth details of newly revealed Sword and Shield expansions.

Though many thought there will be a lot of discussion regarding Pokémon Home, it somewhat got a reference at the end of Pokémon Direct. Hopefully, Nintendo will let players know more about this storage solution ahead of its launch.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Dragon Quest XII Confirmed

In a recent Tweet on New Year, Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii reveals working on Dragon Quest XII from 2019.

Almost two years after original release, acclaimed 2017 role-playing game Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age from developer/publisher Square Enix has managed to sell over 5.5 million copies worldwide by the end of 2019.

According to series creator Yuji Horii, production of Dragon Quest XII has been on a roll following up to that success. However, fans need not to be very excited as the anticipated JRPG sequel is not coming out anytime soon.

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Dragon Quest XII Confirmed

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Horii stated that one of the achievements that he and his team had in 2019 is that they were able to start working on DQ XI sequel. His announcement is a clear confirmation of past reports that claim the game to be in currently in works.

It wasn't until last year, when an enhanced version of Dragon Quest XI saw launch on Nintendo Switch and that same year, protagonist character Hero became a playable character for crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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In his New Year's message to fans, Horii has revealed development of DQ XII in a Tweet that has been translated later.

Last year we started with publishing the movie Dragon Quest: Your Story, then releasing the Switch version of Dragon Quest 11, the mobile version of DQ Walk, the announcement of The Adventure of Dai anime along with its game adaptation, the production of [DQ] 12 and more; even now after 33 years have passed since I made the 1st game, I feel very glad that I can do new challenges like these. Thank you very much to all users who have cheered on Dragon Quest until now, and also to all of the many staff members who have supported me. I don’t know how long I can go on, but I feel like I want to do my best just a little bit more. I hope this year will be an amazing year to everyone. I’m looking forward to work together in this year.

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Aside from Dragon Quest series creator working on a follow-up title, recent success of Dragon Quest 11 has led to Square Enix teaming-up with developer Omega Force to launch action RPG sandbox building game Dragon Quest Builders 2 last year.

Considering usual duration of development cycles, Dragon Quest XII will not likely to come out before 2021 or later and when it does, it would probably see release on Switch, PC and PlayStation 5, since the latter is releasing in 2020.

Monday, December 30, 2019

Untitled Goose Game Hits 1 Million Sales

Indie developer studio House House celebrates recent milestone of 1 million units sold for Untitled Goose Game.

Shortly after its original release back in September 2019 for Nintendo Switch and PC via Epic Games Store, quirky puzzle-stealth title Untitled Goose Game by developer House House became very popular and gained a huge following.

This smash-hit indie eventually made debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms in mid-December. Within three months of launch, the game has now sold over a million copies according to announcement form publisher Panic.

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Untitled Goose Game Hits 1 Million Sales

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What started as an inside spoof within circles of dev team with a stock photo of a goose has sprung into waves of conversations, fan art and memes over various channels of social media worldwide, making it an internet phenomenon.

They decided to keep its unusual name after coming up with it before a video game festival and then it stuck. None of them though that putting people in the role of a mischievous goose to bully a small English village would be so much fun.

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Studio co-founder Cabel Sasser takes Twitter to thank fans for their amazing support to their second indie project.


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Crossing over a million sales is quite an achievement regardless of being a major AAA-title or a brand-new indie game. Majority of this number was generated from Linux, Mac, PC and Switch release before it came to PS4 and Xbox only weeks ago.

It is also worth noting that, many players on PC platform were only able to purchase the game from Epic Store, due to it being a timed exclusive and a possible Steam release can contribute to an impressive amount to overall revenue.

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Now this amazing milestone has only increased chances of seeing more of slapstick winged fury in future, which could be a sequel or a DLC. Developers have yet to confirm whether or not there are any possibilities for some extra content.

Stealth-based sandbox title Untitled Goose Game offers a highly engaging experience even though relatively short in length and a simplistic approach to a goofy concept is what helped win the hearts of millions of fans for UGG.

Friday, December 13, 2019

The Outer Worlds First DLC Coming in 2020

Obsidian has announced story-based DLC for their acclaimed RPG game The Outer Worlds, coming next year.

Only months after release on all major platforms, sci-fi action role-playing game The Outer Worlds has managed to be nominated as a contender for "Game of the Year" title at The Game Awards 2019 but lost to Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

Nevertheless, developer Obsidian Entertainment is very much thankful to all players who supported their effort by nominating them and announces to release a new story-based DLC next year to further expand the narrative.

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The Outer Worlds First DLC Coming in 2020

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Social media manager for Obsidian forum conveyed this news from developers in a recent post to say thanks for support they received from player community but no official release window for upcoming expansion is given yet.

Despite frequent requests from fans, there has been no mention of DLC plans for TOW in forums or subreddits up until now. Whether or not they will make this a free offering or premium release has to be cleared as well.

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Official statement posted in forum gave out no more details other than promising a new DLC for next year.

The reception to The Outer Worlds has been unbelievable to see, and even just being nominated means a lot. However, the journey isn't over yet as we are excited to announce that we will be expanding the story through DLC next year! Details will be made available at a later date.

RELATED: The Outer Worlds Coming to Nintendo Switch

Obsidian received three nominations in three categories; Best RPG, Best Narrative and Game of the Year at TGA 2019. Voice actor Ashly Burch (Horizon Zero Dawn, Life Is Strange) was chosen as well for her performance in role of Parvati Holcomb.

The Outer Worlds from developer Obsidian Entertainment and publisher Private Division is out now on PC via Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with a Nintendo Switch version scheduled to arrive at some point in 2020.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Dauntless Out On Switch, Adds Cross-Play

Free-to-play multiplayer monster-hunting game Dauntless launches on Nintendo Switch with cross-platform support.

Back in June, it was announced at a Nintendo Direct episode that free-to-play action role-playing game Dauntless will come to Nintendo Switch hybrid console later this year but there was no set official release date.

In latest Indie World Showcase by Nintendo, the game makes its Switch debut along other indie titles including new content expansion update Stormchasers, cross-play and cross-progression support for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Dauntless Out On Switch, Adds Cross-Play

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To celebrate Switch release, players are given exclusive Skyfighter armor and Skymetal weapon set as a special bonus cosmetic set. Hunters are encouraged to download and claim this free pack, available right now at Nintendo eShop.

Today also marks the launch of Dauntless in Japan for all available platforms with character and full subtitle support. Players can simply head over to Epic Games Store to change language settings or select console language to Japanese.

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Exclusive Skyfighter Pack

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Stormchasers marks to be the biggest free content update for Dauntless till date that will add a new game mode called Escalation, which is a hunt where players are getting into an epic Maelstrom and face powerful Behemoths.

Unstable aetheric field generated from this violent storm as well as all monsters are a threat to Ramsgate and must be destroyed. In some cases, you will be facing two Behemoths at once with little aid from a varied range of Amps.

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New Behemoth Malkarion

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Escalation introduces roguelike gameplay elements thorough procedurally generated encounters with these monsters, therefore ensuring none of your hunting run are the same and allow players to earn more talent points.

A brand-new behemoth named Malkarion will arrive as an ultimate boss or running season for Hunters to take on. When available on Escalation hunts, Slayers can turn this Behemoth into mount if they will, thanks to a unique new mechanic.

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An Epic Maelstrom

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This monster-hunting multiplayer action game has amassed over 16 million players so far on all currently available platforms. With its recent release on Switch, those numbers are surely going up even higher when more people will join.

Nintendo Switch release of Dauntless and inclusion of cross-play feature has fulfilled a long-cherished goal of both developer Phoenix Labs and publisher Epic Games to make it available for players to enjoy together across all devices.

Nintendo Indie World Showcase December 2019

Latest and final Indie World Showcase video stream from Nintendo drops upcoming line of indie games.

To wrap up this year with some more news and surprise announcements on upcoming indie games coming to Nintendo Switch console, latest Indie World Showcase hits today with a 20-minute long presentation from Nintendo.

Getting a special highlight on these video presentations, indie developers are bringing lot of third-party games to Switch as well as ports of popular old releases with platform specific special features and exclusive content.

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Nintendo Indie World Showcase December 2019

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Most recent episode of Indie World Showcase comes with a bunch of unexpected titles for Nintendo handheld.




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Sports Story | Nintendo Switch




An awaited sequel to Golf Story, role-playing sports adventure game Sports Story is coming next year from developer/publisher Sidebar Games. Staying true to its 2017 predecessor, the game retains the same old light-hearted tone with new twists.

Aside from golf, players will use their wide-array of sports skill of baseball, soccer, tennis, volleyball and lots of new gameplay mechanics to take out enemies or obstacles to proceed through dungeons and secret locations in-game.

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Streets of Rage 4 | Nintendo Switch




Revealed back in August 2018, developer DotEmu never confirmed release platforms of upcoming side-scrolling beat 'em up game Streets of Rage 4 for a year and this hotly-anticipated title is now set to arrive on Nintendo Switch at launch.

Recent trailer introduces new unlockable fighter character Adam Hunter from original Streets of Rage game from 1991. Adam will join an all-star roster of old friends Axel Stone, Blaze Fielding and his daughter Cherry Hunter in SoR4.

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Gleamlight | Nintendo Switch




Set for an early 2020 release, Gleamlight is a 2D platform adventure game from DICO and D3 Publisher that looks awfully lot like Hollow Knight and puts player into a role of a sword to fight legion of enemies in a strange world.

Choosing to go for a minimalistic approach, developers choose to get rid of any UI and designed the game in a way, where you will not need one. There won't be any dialogue either but you will be guided in your play all the way through.

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Bake 'N Switch | Nintendo Switch




Get ready to grab some cute little dough creatures and bake them into a big one to please the Guardians of the Dough before your time finally runs out. Those who seek out greater challenge can try out their luck in a brutal in PvP mode as well.

Couch co-op title Bake 'n Switch from developer/publisher Streamline Games, which is a blend of chaotic kitchen sim and party brawler. A perfect fit for Switch console, this four-player cooking misadventure is coming out in summer 2020.

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SuperMash | Nintendo Switch




Prepare to unleash you creative potentials in a game that actually lets you create new game titled SuperMash by mashing two different genres into one. Credit for creating this weird yet thoughtful indie goes to developer/publisher Digital Continue.

You can be mixing JRPG elements with classic platforming aspects while sprinkling some popular tropes from your favorite games to make something truly amazing or even ended up creating a game that no one wants to play at all.

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The Talos Principle | Deluxe Edition




Aside from making hardcore first-person shooter series Serious Sam, developer Croteam worked on a critically-acclaimed puzzle game The Talos Principle that was published by Devolver and now is launching on Switch today.

Players explore their surrounding environment to find clues to solve more than 120 challenges as an android. Also, Road to Gehenna expansion comes along to navigate through more maze-like courses using logic among ancient runes.

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Dauntless | Nintendo Switch




When free-to-play action RPG title Dauntless was announced back in August 2019, developer Phoenix Labs didn't reveal a definitive date for its release but had plans for lunch later this year and finally, that time has come.

This monster-hunting multiplayer experience is coming with cross-play and cross-progression support. Players can also get their hands on bonus cosmetic set Skyfighter Pack, exclusively available now at Nintendo eShop.

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Biggest announcements out of recent Indie World Showcase of Nintendo was most likely to be surprise announcement of Axiom Verge 2 and Dauntless arriving on Switch with option to play across platforms including transferring progress.

Even before 2020 arrives, catalog of indie games for Nintendo Switch seems pretty much packed already with all of recent Nintendo Direct livestream episodes and many will definitely join its growing lineup with more title reveals.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Dead Cells: The Bad Seed DLC Expansion Announced

Motion Twin has announced release of first paid DLC expansion The Bad Seed for Dead Cells in Q1 2020.

After spending a year on Early Access phase, roguelike metroidvania game Dead Cells from developer/publisher Motion Twin finally came out on August 2018 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

Players have been receiving frequent updates including first free DLC, Rise of the Giant earlier this year. Today, developers have announced plans to deliver their first-ever paid content The Bad Seed for "Best Action Game" of 2018.

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Dead Cells: The Bad Seed DLC Expansion Announced

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Motion Twin has released an official teaser trailer offering a glimpse of what to come and get a slight idea.




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The Bad Seed will arrive in Q1 2020 as first paid DLC for Dead Cells on all available platforms and priced $4.99 only. This premium model will allow dev team to continue producing more free content and major updates in future.

Currently, at least two years worth playable content are on planned roadmap of the studio that largely depends on its success. Regularly introducing new improvements like creatures and secret areas will only increase replayability of the game.

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This brand-new DLC will feature two levels for The Prisoner protagonist to explore around, which are just alternative routes from early game. Some old enemies will return in Arboretum and Swamp biomes before enter a creepy boss fight.

Aside from new adversaries, players will get their hands on a giant scythe weapon to wield and a mushroom buddy to keep company. Despite being known for difficulty, devs are planning to make the DLC more accessible for everyone.

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To wrap up holiday season of this year, developers are in work for another major update that they intended for long and while nothing about it is revealed yet, it is quite safe to assume that it would arrive before upcoming DLC next year.

Upon handing over development of Dead Cells to a new studio named Evil Empire earlier this year to continue post-launch support, Motion Twin has been working on two new prototype projects and will likely to reveal them very soon.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Broly from Dragon Ball Super Comes to Dragon Ball FighterZ

Bandai Namco reveals release date for Broly from Dragon Ball Super to join arcade fighting game Dragon Ball FighterZ.

To wrap up second season of DLC fighter characters released for 2.5D fighting game Dragon Ball FighterZ, developer Arc System Works and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment is adding Broly from Dragon Ball Super to its roster.

Confirmed earlier in January 2019 alongside Gogeta (SSGSS), DBS version of Legendary Super Saiyan character Broly will become available as sixth and final downloadable fighter to join FighterZ Pass 2 on December 5, 2019.

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Broly from Dragon Ball Super Comes to Dragon Ball FighterZ

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Bandai Namco launches an official release date trailer for Broly (DBS), coming soon to unleash his full power.




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A brief gameplay showcase in the trailer features high-intensity action and tons of super flexing. Remaining faithful to his anime counterpart, Arc System has made sure that his character is a force of nature that should not be taken lightly.

Ahead of official reveal, hints from recent issue of Japanese magazine Jump has pointed out when he will arrive. Players have waited nearly a year to get their hands on DBS incarnation of Broly and that wait is coming to an end.

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ArcSys has already debuted Dragon Ball Z: Broly version of him in their first season of DLC series and like all of previously introduced fan-favorites, his story is embedded in his entire move sets comprised of powerful blows and throws.

With upcoming inclusion of Broly from Dragon Ball Super, its roster number will reach to a total of 35. So far, 13 DLC fighters were added as part of dedicated post-launch support for FighterZ, following its release back in 2018.

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Broly will be a playable character in a lineup including Gogeta (SSGSS), Goku (from Dragon Ball GT), Janemba, Jiren and Videl. FighterZ Pass 2 is priced $24.99 for retail and all of its standalone DLC are purchasable for $4.99 only.

Popular arcade-style fighting game Dragon Ball FighterZ is out now on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This ultimate warrior with a power level of 10,000 will be fifth character that has been drawn into DBF.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Metroid Prime: Trilogy HD May Be Announced for Switch

Metroid Prime: Trilogy HD and Super Metroid remake for Switch is rumored to get revealed at The Game Awards 2019.

Fans of sci-fi action Metroid game franchise has been waiting for series protagonist Samus Aran to make an anticipated comeback for some time after she last appeared on Nintendo 3DS title Metroid: Samus Returns in 2017.

According to renowned Nintendo leaker LeakyPandy, there might be an announcement for Metroid Prime: Trilogy HD re-release and a remake of Super Metroid for Nintendo Switch, most likely to be at The Game Awards 2019.

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Metroid Prime: Trilogy HD May Be Announced for Switch

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It was revealed following an accidental leak from Walmart Canada that upcoming action-adventure game Metroid Prime 4 was set to come out by the end of 2019 but that project has been completely scrapped to restart development.

An idea for Metroid Prime: Trilogy for Switch has been out there when Nintendo had to delay Metroid Prime 4 earlier this year to give players something to keep busy and building up hype for their highly-anticipated project.

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Then a new listing for Switch version of Metroid Prime: Trilogy showed up at Swedish retailer site Inet that was scheduled for February 2019. It was particularly quoted there to have a reveal at The Game Awards 2018 but that never happened.

Nintendo possibly held up its official confirmation last year due to unexpected holdup of Metroid Prime 4 and employed original Metroid Prime series developer Retro Studios to start working on that project from scratch.

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As a game publisher, Nintendo loves doing remakes and most recent entry in Metroid series, Samus Returns was even a remake of Metroid II: Return of Samus from Game Boy system, both of which were a critical and commercial success.

If recent claims are actually true then hopefully an early release window will be set for next year, may be February 2020. Aside from long-awaited Metroid Prime: Trilogy, Super Metroid remake for Switch will feel a lot like Samus Returns.

Sword and Shield Leakers to Face Lawsuit by Pokémon Company

The Pokémon Company is suing three unnamed defendants for leaking Pokémon Sword and Shield information.

Even though majority of Pokémon fan-base was largely upset over developer Game Freak cutting down many fan-favorites from Pokédex, recently released Pokémon Sword and Shield game has been doing exceptionally well worldwide.

However, Sword/Shield publisher The Pokémon Company has still decidef to go after original leakers who revealed some in-game information online shortly ahead of launch that caused massive backlash by filing a new lawsuit.

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Sword and Shield Leakers to Face Lawsuit by Pokémon Company

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A few weeks before release, pictures of exclusive Pokémon and their unseen forms from Sword and Shield strategy guide was posted on 4Chan and Discord that eventually spread across internet and various popular social media.

Images start showing up at a Discord server on November 1, starting with a new Pokémon, Gigantamax Machamp. In less than an hour, 18 photos showed up on the forum that eventually found its way on Reddit and everywhere else.

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Seattle based law firm, Perkins Coie has been hired to find out three unnamed defendants who was responsible for the alleged leak that unveiled their stolen trade secrets from official strategy guide to audience worldwide.

Lawyers have found associate Discord accounts related to those images but it is hard to track true owners because of the platform's feature to post anonymously and without knowing who true leakers were, they cannot move forward.

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Sword and Shield strategy guide came out lately on November 22, a week after the game launched in November 15. Besides, The Pokémon Company took extensive level of security measures to ensure safety of their secrets.

People with access to these secrets have to sign a non-disclosure agreement, which even applied to contractors and vendors with restrictions on cell phones or cameras but someone along the line has probably broken a rule or two.

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Game Freak has most likely received major harsh criticism of enraged fans because of early leaks of cutting of National Dex. If they would have revealed it to fans themselves, their reaction would have been a bit less explosive.

Before this information was out, people were genuinely happy about release of a new Pokémon game but when they saw almost half of their favorites were missing, developers have totally lost any credibility they had to player-base.

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Of course, they received extra bashing from fans with #GameFreakLied hashtag when they claimed to d extra work on overall visual for cutting down Pokédex and outright denied reusing models from previous games on Nintendo 3DS system.

Although it doesn't seem like there was no major financial blowback from the leaks, Pokémon Company simply wants to make a statement for anyone who will try to leak anything from their upcoming releases with threat of a lawsuit.

RELATED: Pokémon Sword and Shield Becomes Fastest-Selling Switch Game Ever

According to latest report from official source, Pokémon Sword and Shield has sold over 6 million copies worldwide in its launch week and became fastest-selling Nintendo Switch game of all time despite huge fan boycott.

Nevertheless, The Pokémon Company is hoping to get some compensational damages for wrongful doing of the leakers and settle matters in a court of law but to at least confront them, they have to find these John or Jane Does first.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Pokémon Sword and Shield Becomes Fastest-Selling Switch Game Ever

Selling over 6 million copies in launch week, Pokémon Sword and Shield is now fastest-selling Nintendo Switch game of all time.

In spite of controversies regarding developer Game Freak cutting off a significant number of beloved Pokémon from Pokédex and fan backlash over reusing old modes, Pokémon Sword and Shield has seen a great launch week.

Currently titled as fastest-selling Nintendo Switch game of all time, Sword and Shield has managed to sell over 6 million copies worldwide in first week of its release, according to reports from publisher Pokémon Company.

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Pokémon Sword and Shield Becomes Fastest-Selling Switch Game Ever

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Despite massive consumer boycott and fan outrage on social media, it sold 1.36 million physical units within first three days in Japan, successfully beating Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as fastest-selling Switch game in the country.

Nintendo confirms that Pokémon Sun and Moon released for Nintendo 3DS previously made a record sales of 16.17 million copies. Though these titles were fastest-selling games ever in Western market, they had a cheaper price tag.

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Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Eevee!, remakes of 1998 Game Boy titles has shipped an impressive 11.28 million copies last year and judging by first-week sales of latest series installment, Sword and Shield may cross that number soon.

Pokémon Sword and Shield are actually two identical games in terms of content that are released separately. Latest Pokémon games have seen great sales number, partly due to recent launch of Nintendo Switch Lite handheld console. 

Monday, November 18, 2019

Samurai Shodown 2019 for Nintendo Switch Delayed to 2020

A set release date for Nintendo Switch version of Samurai Shodown 2019 has now been delayed to Q1 2020.

Following a surprise reveal back in September 2018, developer/publisher SNK Corporation has released their latest sword-based fighting game Samurai Shodown (2019) in June 2019 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles.

According to early reports, a Nintendo Switch version was slated to launch on Q4 2019 but after SNK recently dropped a trailer for Switch port, it has become apparent that previous schedule has now been delayed to Q1 2020.

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Samurai Shodown 2019 for Nintendo Switch Delayed to 2020

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SNK dropped an official announcement trailer of latest Samurai Shodown reboot for Switch version.




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Early window was set for a worldwide release, which is now pushed forward a few months for North America and Europe. Since there is no mention of Japanese version, it would likely to come out in December 12, 2019 as planned before.

PC version of the game also had a same launch set date but there was no word from Athlon Games about a delay of any sort. Therefore, it is safe to assume that this long-running franchise reboot is heading to PC platform very soon.

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Although recently added blade-wielding warrior Shizumaru Hisame is joining as a free DLC fighter, rest of playable characters from Season Pass are not being offered without cost as SNK did earlier for other console versions.

Switch port of Samurai Shodown would have some visual compromises for obvious reasons but will still look sharp. As pre-order bonus, player will receive a port of 1999 Neo-Geo Pocket system title Samurai Shodown! 2.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Won't Have Switch Release

Bandai Namco has confirmed that Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot isn't coming to Nintendo Switch after all.

After an initial reveal back in January, upcoming action role-playing Dragon Ball game is announced to be Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot at E3 2019 event by developer CyberConnect2 and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment.

It was recently confirmed by Bandai Namco that DBZ: Kakarot will not be launched on Nintendo Switch other than major three platforms unlike previously ported Dragon Ball FighterZ, fighting game set within same universe by Arc System Works.

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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Won't Have Switch Release

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A report for a lack of Switch version came in earlier when questioned by news outlet AltChar about a running rumor of a port and Bandai Namco replied the game would only arrive on confirmed major platforms next year.

Centered on life of Saiyan Goku, Kakarot will be featuring many fan-favorite as well as untold new stories for all fans. Series creator Akira Toriyama has even joined to help with its narrative and created original character Bonyū.

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Despite being a commercial success and having some quality ports, Nintendo is greatly lacking of big-name titles like DBZ: Kakarot for their next-gen handheld console library these days in comparison to its predecessor system Wii U.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is currently scheduled to release worldwide on January 17, 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can reserve your copy through early purchase and receive a Cooking Item for Melee ATK boost as pre-order bonus.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Breath of the Wild Sequel Rumored to Release in 2020

Recent rumor from a reputed leaker suggests that Breath of the Wild sequel is going to be released in 2020.

In a surprise reveal, developer/publisher Nintendo announced sequel to action-adventure game Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to be in works during Nintendo Direct E3 2019 presentation with an exclusive first-look trailer.

Though no other details were shared nor even a definitive title other than a teaser, everyone was really curious to know more and it appears to arrive sooner than expected, according to recent rumor from a well-known leaker.

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Breath of the Wild Sequel Rumored to Release in 2020

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Although an official release window for upcoming sequel to their multiple award-winning and best-selling Nintendo Switch title is yet to be revealed, leaked sources reports that Nintendo is currently planning to release BotW2 in 2020.

Sabi also stated that since they have not made this information public, it can always get changed at last moment and get pushed back further, which is fairly a common trait in development history of Legend of Zelda games.

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In a latest Tweet, reputed leaker Sabi has put out a claim of possible release time for Breath of the Wild follow-up title.



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In past, Sabi made a reputation on Twitter by leaking news of HD remaster of Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz for Switch in July and a full list of indie games for Nindies Direct in August with perfect accuracy ahead of official confirmation.

Though a 2020 launch may seem too early but development of Breath of the Wild only took so long because of a new engine and design direction, which will not consume much time as they are going to use that same engine for the sequel.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Sword and Shield Code Has Some Pokémon Hidden

Game Freak has 35 fan-favorite Pokémon types hidden within game files of Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Fans of Pokémon series of video games were disappointed over developer Game Freak removing a number of favorites from Pokédex for upcoming Pokémon Sword and Shield, which was revealed at Nintendo live presentation at E3 2019.

If that news was enough to grind your gears really hard then wait until you find out that they kept 35 extra Pokémon in reserves that are not accessible through any normal means, according to recent datamining of in-game files.

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Sword and Shield Code Has Some Pokémon Hidden

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Shortly ahead of release, people managed to get their hands on copies of Sword and Shield, which they used looking for hidden content and one of them has discovered an additional number of 35 Pokémon buried deep beneath.

What truly amazing about his findings is that there are other types outside of Galar Dex region including a few legendaries concealed within. Although generally unobtainable, these starter classes have their models and stats added.

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After this information became public, Twitter user DeathChaos used the hack on Pokémon Sword/Shield with following result.


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DeathChaos managed to add Bulbasaur and Squirtle for an encounter at trainer Hop's party in leaked version of Sword/Shield. In a follow-up video, he made a same arrangement with Meltan and Melmetal for public display.

When a complete list of removed Pokémon got leaked online earlier, it caused heavy backlash from fans as too much content have been cut off. People are upset regardless of promises for all fan-favorites to return in future series titles.

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In past, Pokémon games used to have some Mythical types hidden for Nintendo to give out to players later during live events. However, they were almost always revealed to public by hackers in early phase of release.

Since there is no Mythical class found inside Sword and Shield data, it is presumably because Game Freak has decided to periodically roll them out in a series of updates and therefore they only included 35 of them initially.

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It is also possible that developer team is planning to introduce Pokémon Home as a digital storage space and these hidden ones are being reserved to reveal during its launch or at various timed events at some point in near future.

Some fans are speculating that secret Pokémons may get involved in special Max Raid battles by groups of trainers when they will try to take on transformed Dynamax and Gigantamax types or worse; release them as DLC characters.

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On top of excluding National Dex from Sword/Shield, there are accusations of Game Freak reusing character models from most recent Nintendo 3DS games, which was later denied by producer Junichi Masuda and director Shigeru Ohmori.

Pokémon Sword and Shield is an upcoming role-playing Pokémon game by Game Freak that is scheduled to arrive for Nintendo Switch on November 15, 2019 and despite all controversies, people are still hyped up for the game to launch soon.