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An Interview With the Developer of Save me Mr. Tako

An Interview With the Developer of Save me Mr. Tako

After learning that the retro-style platformer Save me Mr Tako: Tasukete Tako-San is planned for the Switch, we got in touch with the developer to learn more about this Game Boy homage. What inspired you to develop Save me Mr. Tako? What would you describe as the biggest influences on this game? I started the project at a time where I was kind of depressed with the job I had, working on a personal game was like a reward at the end of the day. I got the idea of an octopus character after eating Takoyaki for the first time, and thought that it may be fun to play as a nice octopus. Even if I’m 23, I grew up playing a lot of retro games, especially JRPG and Nintendo games. Games like Kirby Dream... »

An Interview With the Developers of Wandersong

An Interview With the Developers of Wandersong

Last week, we learned that the musical side-scroller Wandersong is now planned for the Nintendo Switch. Intrigued by its premise and curious about its gameplay, we got in touch with the developers of Wandersong to learn more about it. Wandersong is described as a musical side-scroller with puzzles to solve through the use of music, but we still don’t have a solid grasp on what the gameplay mechanics will be like. How will puzzle-solving work? What would you compare the gameplay to? It’s very very hard to compare it with other games because we don’t know any other games like it. Which is surprising for us, because the premise is so simple in practice! It’s a sidescrolling pl... »

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Nintendo Switch Impressions

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Nintendo Switch Impressions

I was fortunate enough to receive a review code from Bethesda and have had a good amount of time to get some solid impressions of Elder Scolls V: Skyrim which launches on the Nintendo Switch November 17th! Skyrim has been around for a number of years but for me this was my first experience playing the game. There will be many others like me, but also a large amount of gamers who have played a version of Skyrim at some time or another. I think this version of Skyrim can appeal to both sides. This version of Skyrim includes all the of latest DLC and updates as the special edition. In addition to the DLC, motion controls have been added for combat making the game even more immersive. Skyrim is ... »

Everything We Know About Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Everything We Know About Xenoblade Chronicles 2

After Xenoblade Chronicles for the Wii (later brought to the New 3DS) and Xenoblade Chronicles X for the Wii U, Monolith Soft announced Xenoblade Chronicles 2 for the Nintendo Switch. Despite the name, knowledge of the original Xenoblade Chronicles is not necessary, as Xenoblade Chronicles 2 stands on its own. Here is everything we know so far about Xenoblade Chronicles 2. System: Nintendo Switch Release Date: December 1, 2017 (worldwide) Combat Xenoblade Chronicles 2 features a real-time combat system similar to its predecessors, but there are some notable changes that set it apart. This helpful graphic from the official website will help us break down how battles work. 1 – At the top... »

November 12 – November 18: This Week in Nintendo News

November 12 – November 18: This Week in Nintendo News

With Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon due out at the end of the week, Nintendo fans already had things to look forward to, but other new announcements, details, and updates came out this week as well. Nintendo Switch News First, a twin-stick shooter with base-building elements called Sleep Tight has been announced, and it will be released for the Switch in the first quarter of 2018. For a better idea of its style and tone, check out the announcement trailer. Creeping Terror, which came out earlier this year for the 3DS, is now planned for the Switch as well. The Switch version will add an easier difficulty option, as well as new costumes. If you’re interested, don’t forget to read our ... »

Our Hopes for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon

Our Hopes for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon

When Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon were first announced, many fans were confused over what they even were. Sequels to Pokémon Sun and Moon? A traditional “third version,” but released as two games? And if they’re updated versions of Sun and Moon, how different would they be? Fortunately, The Pokémon Company has since revealed answers: they are indeed like the old third versions, but with even more changes than Emerald and Platinum had. With that in mind and with their release date set for this Friday, let’s talk about our biggest hopes for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon. Less Tutorial Content This might be a minor point, but the tutorial section of Sun and Moon... »

DOOM! Impressions. – Nintendo Switch | Bethesda

DOOM! Impressions. – Nintendo Switch | Bethesda

DOOM launched just a few days ago and I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy from Bethesda. I spent a lot of time with the game from the campaign and diving into many of the online modes. Here are some impressions I’ve had over the last several days. It’s DOOM! Finally Nintendo hardware is graced with the epic franchise once again. It’s been quite a long time… since DOOM 64 I believe. DOOM came out for other platforms in 2016 and was a throwback to the original game. It received great reviews for going back to it’s roots with lots of fast paced demon killing action. The port which was done by Panic Button is excellent. It’s amazing to see the game runn... »

An Interview With the Developers of Super Mighty Power Man

An Interview With the Developers of Super Mighty Power Man

Last week, we learned about Super Mighty Power Man, an upcoming action platformer planned for multiple platforms, including the Switch and 3DS. Intrigued, we got in touch with Box Hedge Games to learn more about their plans for Super Mighty Power Man. While Mega Man is the clearest inspiration for Super Mighty Power Man, your description of the game also lists Castlevania, Contra, Duck Tales, Kirby, Super Mario Bros., VVVVVV, Retro City Rampage, and Shovel Knight as inspirations. What elements from these games inspired the gameplay of Super Mighty Power Man? Indeed, Super Mighty Power Man borrows game mechanics and game loops from the Mega Man series, like any other games borrow from other t... »

Hands-On Impressions – Ittle Dew 2+ for Nintendo Switch by Nicalis

Hands-On Impressions – Ittle Dew 2+ for Nintendo Switch by Nicalis

Nicalis was kind enough to send over an advanced review code for the upcoming puzzle adventure game titled: Ittle Dew 2+. It arrives on the Nintendo Switch November 14th. Having spent some time with the game thus far I can already tell this is yet another gem from Nicalis. The games premise is based around adventurer Ittle and Tippsie who is an animal friend (fox). The duo can freely explore around the world and are in search of 8 boards to rebuild their raft. The game features a charming and colorful graphic style which is easy on the eyes and makes the game come alive. Through tons of breakable objects and a wide array of enemies across the land, the game gives you a sense of exploration r... »

Our Favorite Mini-Games in Mario Party: The Top 100

Our Favorite Mini-Games in Mario Party: The Top 100

Mario Party: The Top 100 will be out for the 3DS on November 10. While it’s not a traditional Mario Party game, it looks like it’s filled with a lot of fun features… and fun mini-games! 100 of the best Mario Party mini-games have been compiled for this collection. Between the trailers and the official website, we’ve gotten to see quite a few already. Of the revealed mini-games, let’s take a look at a few of our favorites. Face Lift Appearing in Mario Party and Mario Party 2, Face Lift presents you with a character’s distorted face, and each player needs to make their copy as close as possible. It isn’t the most action-packed game, but it’s alwa... »

An Interview With the Developers of Cat Quest

An Interview With the Developers of Cat Quest

The cat-themed RPG Cat Quest is coming to the Nintendo Switch, and it will be available from the eShop this Friday, November 10. Intrigued by this concept, we got in touch with the developers to learn more about Cat Quest and its upcoming Switch release. It probably goes without saying that you must be cat lovers, but what inspired you to create Cat Quest? Its actually quite a long and interesting story that we documented here: https://thegentlebros.com/blog/ Is there any particular reason you picked the Switch as one of the first consoles your game would appear on? Will it make use of the Switch’s special features, such as HD Rumble? It was actually a purely chance thing. We managed to get ... »

November 5 – November 11: This Week in Nintendo News

November 5 – November 11: This Week in Nintendo News

It was another exciting week for Nintendo fans, starting off strong with the release of Sonic Forces and a Nintendo Direct focused on Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Let’s take a look. My Nintendo News In honor of Sonic Forces coming out for the Switch, several Sonic the Hedgehog rewards have been added to My Nintendo: 50% off 3D Sonic the Hedgehog (3DS) – 150 platinum points 50% off 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (3DS) – 150 platinum points 50% off Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (3DS/Wii U) – 110 gold points 50% off Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice (3DS) – 110 gold points 50% off Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal (3DS) – 150 gold points 50% off Sonic Generations (3DS) ... »

 

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