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

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.