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Favorite Things to Do in Tomodachi Life

Favorite Things to Do in Tomodachi Life

Tomodachi Life isn’t a game for everyone. It’s a life simulation game, but you spend a good portion of your time watching your Mii characters interact with each other with only occasional advice from you. So what is the appeal? How can some players (even someone like me, who normally favors story-driven games) put so many hours into Tomodachi Life? Making Characters Tomodachi Life marketed itself with the idea of putting yourself, your friends, and maybe celebrities into the game, but why stop there? Why not recreate some of your favorite characters? I spent a good portion of my time using Tomodachi Life’s extensive customization system to create Mii versions of characters ... »

An Interview With the Developers of Creeping Terror

An Interview With the Developers of Creeping Terror

At Anime Expo 2017, it was announced that the 3DS horror game Creeping Terror would be brought West later this year. Creeping Terror is an exploration-driven game about a girl named Arisa who goes to an old mansion with her friends and later finds herself all alone. After the announcement, we got in touch with Sushi Typhoon Games to learn more about Creeping Terror. As a big fan of horror games, I was excited to see the announcement that Creeping Terror is coming West for the 3DS. Hello, this is Yoichi Sumida of Sushi Typhoon Games. Thank you for your interest in Creeping Terror. As a video game producer, I am very happy to know via SNS that so many overseas gamers are interested in the titl... »

July 9 – July 15: This Week in Nintendo News

July 9 – July 15: This Week in Nintendo News

San Diego Comic-Con 2017 starts next week, and Nintendo has announced its plans. The San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina’s ballroom will be decorated with a Nintendo theme, and the following Switch and 3DS games will be available to play: At Nintendo’s SDCC booth: Super Mario Odyssey At the Marriott Marquis & Marina Flip Wars (previously known as Project Mekuru) Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 1-2-Switch ARMS Splatoon 2 Pokkén Tournament DX EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Super Bomberman R Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition Hey! Pikmin Miitopia Pokémon Sun Pokémon Moon Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS Super Smash Bros.... »

Our Hopes for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Our Hopes for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

When the rumors about Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle first surfaced, my feelings toward it were pretty negative. After the official announcement at E3, however, many of us who disliked the idea came to realize it might not be so bad. From the trailer, this unusual tactical RPG for the Nintendo Switch looks like it could be fun. With that in mind, let’s talk about our greatest hopes for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. Good Humor The Rabbids are meant to be comedic characters, but a lot of the negativity around the rumors came from fans who don’t enjoy their style of humor. Early descriptions made many people dismiss the game as a terrible idea. However, there have been many funny ... »

Top 3 Super Mario Sunshine Worlds

Top 3 Super Mario Sunshine Worlds

Super Mario Odyssey looks like a fantastic return to the 3D platforming gameplay of Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine. We already took a look back at our favorite Super Mario 64 worlds, so let’s move on to some of the best worlds in Super Mario Sunshine. Delfino Plaza It might have been a hub area rather than a main level, but Delfino Plaza was a step above Super Mario 64’s castle. While the castle served only as a hub, Delfino Plaza is filled with its own secrets and events. It was fun to explore, and it helped Super Mario Sunshine stand out. Pinna Park Levels set in an amusement park are sure to provide some interesting gameplay. Pinna Park included pirate ships, a Ferris... »

July 2 – July 8: This Week in Nintendo News

July 2 – July 8: This Week in Nintendo News

It was another exciting week for the Nintendo Switch, with a few worthwhile 3DS announcements as well. Nintendo Switch News On Thursday, Nintendo held a special Nintendo Direct focused on Splatoon 2. It provided information about character customization, new gear and weapons, amiibo support, the various gameplay modes (Turf War, Ranked Battles, League Battles, Salmon Run, and the single-player adventure), and more. It also explained SplatNet2, the Splatoon 2 function of Nintendo’s upcoming Nintendo Switch Online mobile app, and announced the first Splatfest for July 15. That’s right, the first Splatoon 2 Splatfest, which asks players to choose between cake and ice cream, will be ... »

Theories About the Upcoming Kirby 3DS Game

Theories About the Upcoming Kirby 3DS Game

Back in April, Nintendo announced three upcoming Kirby games for the Nintendo 3DS. Two of those games, Team Kirby Crash Deluxe and Kirby’s Blowout Blast, are now available. The third game is due out for the 3DS sometime this winter, but it remains largely a mystery. The upcoming Kirby game (which is not to be confused with the 2018 Nintendo Switch Kirby game announced at E3) is a multiplayer action game, but that’s all we know. Nevertheless, there are plenty of theories. Here are two worth taking a look at. It’s a Fighting Game “Multiplayer action game” could mean many things, but fans have good reason to believe the next 3DS Kirby game is a fighting game. In an... »

Getting Started With Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale

Getting Started With Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale

If you read our review of Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Season Fairytale, you know we found it to be a charming, entertaining RPG. Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you start this unexpected crossover. Don’t Stress Over Backtracking Early on, it might seem like the game demands a lot of backtracking, especially once you have multiple farms. Don’t let this stress you out. Near the start of Chapter 3, you’ll unlock the ability to fast travel to any previously-visited town or farm. Pay Attention to Quest-Givers While Return to PopoloCrois is fairly user-friendly, one aspect of side quests can cause frustration if you aren’t expecting it. NPCs with side quests ar... »

Where Will The Legend of Zelda Go From Here?

Where Will The Legend of Zelda Go From Here?

It’s no secret that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was a huge success. It received high praise from players and critics alike, and many fans consider it to be one of the best games released so far in 2017. With its vast open world and beautiful landscapes, Breath of the Wild set a new standard for the series, and Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma has already said future games will probably follow this style. With that in mind, we can probably expect a new game in the style of Breath of the Wild, but what else? Breath of the Wild might be beloved, but it also changed many traditional gameplay features. Does this mean fans of the traditional Legend of Zelda style are out of l... »

Everything We Know About Culdcept Revolt

Everything We Know About Culdcept Revolt

The Nintendo 3DS is far from dead, and Culdcept Revolt is one of the exciting games we have to look forward to in its future. With a release date set for this card-meets-board game, let’s go over everything we know about it. Gameplay Culdcept Revolt is a strategic game that combines elements of board games and card games. Your goal in each match is to earn a specific amount of Total Magic, with the help of creature, item, and spell cards as you face off against your opponents. You’ll need to capture territories, charge tolls, and pass through gates to reach victory. Take a look at our detailed overview of Culdcept Revolt’s gameplay systems to learn the ins and outs of how t... »

Features We’d Love to See from Mario Party on Switch

Features We’d Love to See from Mario Party on Switch

Nintendo hasn’t announced Mario Party game for the Nintendo Switch yet, but it’s safe to assume they’ll make one eventually. Ever since the original Mario Party in 1998, the series has appeared on every Nintendo console, but their reception has been mixed for the past few entries. Is the Switch Mario Party’s time to shine again? Let’s talk about a few features we’d love to see from the inevitable Mario Party Switch game. Individual Movement (aka, No Car) In Mario Party 9, Nintendo introduced a new idea. Instead of each player traveling around the board individually, they would all travel together in a car. This proved quite controversial among fans, but th... »

Is Xenoblade Chronicles 2 a Direct Sequel?

Is Xenoblade Chronicles 2 a Direct Sequel?

When Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was first announced for the Nintendo Switch, many Xenoblade fans were surprised. We expected a sequel to Xenoblade Chronicles X, not to the original Xenoblade Chronicles. This quickly led to speculation about if and how the two games could be connected. Since it’s numbered, the natural conclusion is to think Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is a sequel to the first game. Its setting is clearly different, with a world made up of multiple colossal Titans rather than the two giants in the original Xenoblade Chronicles, but the ending of Xenoblade Chronicles opens up possibilities that could allow them to still be connected. However, during a Xenoblade Chronicles 2 live s... »

 

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