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Snake Pass (Review)

Snake Pass (Review)

With its bright, colorful graphics, upbeat soundtrack composed by David Wise, and cartoonish animal protagonists, Sumo Digital’s Snake Pass immediately calls to mind classic 3D platformers. However, while Snake Pass is a puzzle platform game, its gameplay is quite different from most entries in the genre because the main character can’t jump. The game stars a snake named Noodle and his hummingbird friend Doodle. They’re on a quest to save their home, although a bare minimum of story details are given to send the duo on their quest. Doodle can give Noodle a tiny boost, but for the most part, you’ll be slithering and winding your way through various obstacles and hazard... »

An Interview With the Developer of Quest of Dungeons

An Interview With the Developer of Quest of Dungeons

On August 2, Upfall Studios announced that the turn-based dungeon crawler Quest of Dungeons would be coming to the Nintendo Switch. The Switch version came out in Japan on August 10, and it will be released in other regions in the near future. We got in touch with Upfall Studios to speak with David Amador about Quest of Dungeons and learn more about the Switch version’s new content. Quest of Dungeons was released for many systems previously, including the 3DS and Wii U. Was a Switch version something you had in mind from the moment the console was announced? The Switch was announced around 20 days after the release of Quest of Dungeons on Wii U/3DS, the fact that it was both portable a... »

August 13 – August 19: This Week in Nintendo News

August 13 – August 19: This Week in Nintendo News

This was a quieter week for Nintendo news, but still with some good announcements and information. Let’s take a look. Nintendo Switch News If you’re keeping track of the upcoming Switch releases, you can add three more games to your list. Re:Legend, the monster-raising RPG planned for next June, met its Kickstarter goal for a Nintendo Switch release. Don’t forget to check out our interview with the developers. In addition to Re:Legend, the open exploration game Pan-Pan will be available from the eShop on September 14, and the beat ’em up game 99Vidas will be coming to the Switch later this year, in Q3 or Q4 2017. Following the announcement of Atelier Lydie & Soeur... »

Dragon Quest’s Long History With Nintendo

Dragon Quest’s Long History With Nintendo

Now that Dragon Quest XI is out in Japan (with a Switch version to follow at a later date) and an international release has been announced for 2018, let’s take a look at the series overall. Dragon Quest might not be the first series people associate with Nintendo, but it has actually had a long history on Nintendo consoles. Dragon Quest – The original Dragon Quest came out for the NES in 1986 and was localized as Dragon Warrior in 1989. Since then, it has been ported several times, including a localized Game Boy Color port. Dragon Quest II – The second game in the series followed a similar release pattern, with an initial release on the NES, a Game Boy Color port, and a few... »

What’s Up With Splatoon 2’s Splatfest Choices?

What’s Up With Splatoon 2’s Splatfest Choices?

Splatfests were a fantastic idea. Unlike a typical competition, Splatfests gave Splatoon players a choice, had them pick a side, and then had them battle it out to see which choice would “win.” They included match-ups like cats vs. dogs, pirates vs. ninjas, and in the climactic final Splatfest, Callie vs. Marie. Some of these Splatfests were more skewed than others, but a lot worked out to be a pretty even divide in popularity, making it all the more interesting to see who would win. However, Splatoon 2 has had two Splatfests so far, and neither has been even. Cake vs. Ice Cream The first Splatfest took place before Splatoon 2 came out. Players could use the demo to battle for ei... »

An Interview With the Developers of The Count Lucanor

An Interview With the Developers of The Count Lucanor

Near the end of June, at the Gamelab gaming event in Spain, Ratalaika Games revealed that it would be bringing Baroque Decay’s horror adventure game The Count Lucanor to the Nintendo Switch. The Count Lucanor follows a young boy named Hans who enters a spooky castle in the hopes of earning wealth by passing a kobold’s trial. Intrigued by this spooky game, we got in touch with Baroque Decay to learn a little more about The Count Lucanor. According to its description, The Count Lucanor was inspired by games like The Legend of Zelda and Silent Hill, which is quite an intriguing combination. Why did you decide to combine these styles? Well, we didn’t decide that, we just simply... »

August 6 – August 12: This Week in Nintendo News

August 6 – August 12: This Week in Nintendo News

Attention all competitive Nintendo players! If you think you’re ready to face off against the best of the best, your chance is coming soon. The qualifying rounds for Nintendo’s 2017 World Championships start next weekend at participating Best Buy stores in the United States. The qualifiers are split into two age groups (12 & younger in one category and 13 & up in the other), and you’ll be competing in Mario Kart 7 time trials. The dates and locations for the qualifiers are: August 19 and 20: New York City and SF Bay Area August 26 and 27: Chicago and Los Angeles September 2 and 3: Minneapolis and Dallas September 9 and 10: Seattle and Miami The top players will move... »

The Future of Pokémon Rumble

The Future of Pokémon Rumble

Of all the many Pokémon spin-offs, the Pokémon Rumble games have been among the most divisive. Pokémon Rumble for the Wii presented players with an intriguing concept: a Pokémon action game in which all the Pokémon are toys. Pokémon Rumble Blast for the 3DS and Pokémon Rumble U expanded this idea. The fourth game, Pokémon Rumble World, came out for the 3DS in 2015. Unlike the previous games in the series, it was initially released as a free-to-play downloadable game with microtransactions. A retail copy with all of the microtransaction content included was later released. What’s next for the Pokémon Rumble series? Well, a new game has technically been announced, although it isn’t... »

Our Expectations for Sonic Mania

Our Expectations for Sonic Mania

Sonic Mania is due out on August 15, and fans have high hopes for it. The Sonic series has suffered from mixed reviews for quite a while now, but many people have come away from Sonic Mania previews with positive reactions. Could this be the game that restores people’s faith in Sonic? Traditional Gameplay Sonic has tried a variety of different gameplay styles for its modern entries, but Sonic Mania sets all of that aside for a return to the original games released for the Sega Genesis. It is a side-scrolling game divided across several zones, although the game takes on a 3D perspective in special stages accessed through giant rings. It also features bonus stages and a time attack mode.... »

An Interview With the Developers of Hex Gambit

An Interview With the Developers of Hex Gambit

For fans of turn-based strategy games, a new game called Hex Gambit has appeared on Kickstarter with a Nintendo Switch release planned for April 2018. Intrigued by what we saw of Hex Gambit, we got in touch with One Man Left to learn what players can expect from the game. Hex Gambit is described as a fast-paced turn-based strategy game. Aside from your previous game Outwitters, what games would you compare Hex Gambit’s gameplay to? Can’t say there was one direct inspiration for Hex Gambit’s gameplay, but there are traces in it of a lot of games we love. It began as a very different take on Outwitters, putting more emphasis on getting to the action, and giving players more tools t... »

July 30 – August 5: This Week in Nintendo News

July 30 – August 5: This Week in Nintendo News

Last week was somewhat slow for Nintendo news, but this week made up for it. Sit down and get ready for a series of announcements, release dates, and more! Nintendo Switch News Capcom recently expressed interest in bringing more games to the Nintendo Switch. Horror fans should be pleased, because Resident Evil Revelations and Resident Evil Revelations 2 are coming to the Nintendo Switch later this year as the Resident Evil Revelations Collection. It will include a physical cartridge for Revelations and a download voucher for Revelations 2. Both games will also be available separately on the Nintendo eShop. Is horror not quite your thing? On the opposite end of the spectrum, Marvelous announc... »

Will There Be Another Pokémon Mystery Dungeon?

Will There Be Another Pokémon Mystery Dungeon?

The Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series has been a beloved Pokémon spin-off ever since the series began with Red Rescue Team for the Game Boy Advance and Blue Rescue Team for the DS. The sequels that followed for the DS, Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, were also successful, and enhanced Explorers of Sky is considered by many fans to have one of the best stories in the Pokémon series. The first Pokémon Mystery Dungeon game released for the 3DS, Gates to Infinity, is not as beloved among fans. due to tedious changes it made, but 2015’s Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon was a return to form. So, what comes next? Some players worry Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon might be the last game i... »

 

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