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Chrono Trigger Director Takashi Tokita Teases a Switch Project

Chrono Trigger Director Takashi Tokita Teases a Switch Project

Square Enix has shown interest in the Nintendo Switch, with games in the Dragon Quest series planned for the console, as well as Project Octopath Traveler. Recently, Square Enix’s Takashi Tokita tweeted an image of the Switch along with the message “Top-secret mission starts!” This seems like a clear hint that he is working a game for the Nintendo Switch, whether it’s a port or a new title. Takashi Tokita has a solid history with Square Enix. He was the director of Chrono Trigger and the original Parasite Eve, and he worked on several Final Fantasy games, including Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy VII, and Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light. We don’t know what ... »

Seiken Densetsu Collection Dev: If You Want an English Version, Tell Square Enix

Seiken Densetsu Collection Dev: If You Want an English Version, Tell Square Enix

The first three games in the Seiken Densetsu series, also known as the Mana series, are coming to the Nintendo Switch on June 1 in Japan as the Seiken Densetsu Collection. When we discussed the announcement, we pointed out that Seiken Densetsu 3 (sometimes referred to as Secret of Mana 2) has never been released in English. After all this time, there might be hope for an official translation. The Seiken Densetsu Collection is being brought to the Nintendo Switch by M2, a developer that frequently handles the re-releases of older games. Fans have asked the president of M2, Naoki Horii, if an English release is possible. He gave an encouraging response: “Eng ver. of Seiken Densetsu 3: If... »

Pokémon Shuffle Update Brings New Pokémon and Features

Pokémon Shuffle Update Brings New Pokémon and Features

Pokémon Shuffle, the free Pokémon puzzle game available for both the 3DS and mobile devices, has received a new update. First, the Version 1.10 update for Pokémon Shuffle Mobile has introduced the changes previously made available in the 3DS version of the game during its Version 1.4 update. This includes the addition of Alola Pokémon. Next, it added some new features and tweaks: The ability to re-try a stage with the Pokémon you last used on that stage. Alterations to Stages 21, 87, 165, 180, 190, 216, 219, 220, 224, 228, 238, 242, 245, 250, 260, 300, 340 and 350 Boosted power for the skills Last Ditch Effort, Swarm, Steely Resolve, Final Effort, Brute Force, Pyre, Dancing Dragons, Pummel, ... »

NBA Playgrounds Coming to the Switch in May

NBA Playgrounds Coming to the Switch in May

Saber Interactive has announced a new licensed NBA game coming to several systems, including the Nintendo Switch. NBA Playgrounds is an arcade-style basketball video game with two-on-two games. It features single-player, local multiplayer, and online multiplayer modes. The game will include a wide selection of both active and retired basketball players, and you’ll be able to level them up as you play to pull off even better moves. So far, it’s drawn attention not only for its character design, which features cartoonish characters with large heads, but also because it’s the first arcade-style NBA game since 2011. NBA Playgrounds will be available in May from the Nintendo eSh... »

Future Legend of Zelda Games Will Follow Breath of the Wild’s Style

Future Legend of Zelda Games Will Follow Breath of the Wild’s Style

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launched for the Nintendo Wii U and the Nintendo Switch on March 3. It shifted away from the usual Legend of Zelda formula in many ways, especially in terms of its world structure. While some fans of the series worried about whether it would still feel like a Zelda game, Breath of the Wild received a positive reception and high praise. That leaves players with an important question: what will the series do from here? In the latest issue of the Weekly Famitsu producer Eiji Aonuma spoke about Breath of the Wild and the Legend of Zelda’s future. According to the translation from Gematsu, when asked if the next game “will evolve the open air co... »

Free DLC Announced for Super Bomberman R

Free DLC Announced for Super Bomberman R

Super Bomberman R launched alongside the Nintendo Switch on March 3, and while this new Bomberman game hasn’t had the best reception so far, players now have more Super Bomberman R content to look forward to. During a Konami-sponsored live stream from The Game Theorists, they showed a brief teaser of new levels for Super Bomberman R, followed by the announcement that this DLC will be coming soon. Best of all, the DLC will be available for free. Konami doesn’t often release DLC for free, so it’s nice to see them supporting Super Bomberman R with new content in this way. From the teaser, it appears that both new levels and new characters will be included, although we don̵... »

The Features and Tools of RPG Maker Fes

The Features and Tools of RPG Maker Fes

RPG Maker Fes is on its way to the Nintendo 3DS this summer, and the official website has been updated with details about the features and tools this RPG creation program has to offer. Multiple Worlds and Games Don’t think you’ll be limited to a single world map for your game. RPG Maker Fes allows you to create multiple world maps to switch between, and the game’s preset assets will help you craft each area. And if you have an SD card, you can save up to 16 RPGs at a time. Characters and Monsters You’ll be able to customize your characters’ appearance, name, job, and stats. (Preset character graphics and sprites will also be available if you don’t want to ... »

Disgaea 5 Complete Launches for the Switch on May 23

Disgaea 5 Complete Launches for the Switch on May 23

Fans of strategy RPGs will be happy to hear that Disgaea 5 Complete will be out for the Nintendo Switch on May 23 in North America and May 26 in Europe. Both physical and digital copies will be available. Disgaea 5 originally came out for the PlayStation 4 in 2015, and Disgaea 5 Complete was a Switch launch title in Japan. This complete edition includes the full game, as well as all of the original’s downloadable content: eight bonus scenarios four fan-favorite characters three additional character classes   The official site for Disgaea 5 Complete is now live, and NIS America has shared the opening movie. The Disgaea series is known for having complex tactical gameplay, the abili... »

Learn About Dragon Quest XI’s Battle Systems

Learn About Dragon Quest XI’s Battle Systems

The official website for Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time has been updated with new details about this upcoming RPG’s battle systems. If you play the 3DS version of Dragon Quest XI, you’ll be able to choose between two different styles, one that presents the game in 3D and one that presents it in 2D. No matter which you pick, Dragon Quest XI will have classic turn-based battles, but some aspects of combat depend on the mode. 3D Mode As you might guess, 3D Mode presents battles in 3D, with both your characters and monsters visible on the screen. You’ll enter combat by encountering monsters on the field, and one screenshot demonstrates how you can launch a preempti... »

Vote for Physical Switch Release of Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom

Vote for Physical Switch Release of Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom is an action-adventure platformer being developed by Game Atelier and published by FDG Entertainment. It is an official spiritual successor to the old Wonder Boy in Monster World series, with the creator of Wonder Boy involved. While it contains references to those games, Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom will stand on its own. Back in October, FDG Entertainment announced that Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom would be released digitally on the Nintendo Switch, and now there’s a chance for a physical version as well. FDG Entertainment has decided to conduct a poll through Twitter to see how many players are interested in a physical Switch copy. All ... »

Atlus Shows Upcoming Nintendo 3DS and Switch Games

Atlus Shows Upcoming Nintendo 3DS and Switch Games

On the weekend, Atlus held a special live stream to discuss upcoming game, including several Nintendo games. First, the recently-announced Radiant Historia; Perfect Chronology received its first trailer. This Radiant Historia remake not only improves the graphics and adds voice acting, it also adds a third history that can be played either alongside the original game’s histories or after clearing them. Next Atlus also had two new 3DS games to announce. Following the success of Etrian Mystery Dungeon, which came out in 2015, Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 will be released for the 3DS in Japan on August 31. Like its predecessor, it will combine the gameplay of the Etrian Odyssey and Mystery Du... »

Yasunori Mitsuda Shows a Slice of Xenoblade Chronicles 2’s Music

Yasunori Mitsuda Shows a Slice of Xenoblade Chronicles 2’s Music

We don’t know much about Xenoblade Chronicles 2, the upcoming Nintendo Switch sequel to the original Xenoblade Chronicles, but we do know it will have a lot of music. Composer Yasunori Mitsuda recently updated his blog with a post about his progress on the music for Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Thanks to the translation from Nintendo Everything, we know that Mitsuda is responsible for the music score, although there are five composers working on the game. He expects large-scale recording to begin at the end of the month.   He also showed a picture of a sizable stack of music scores. That’s only 1/4 of the game’s total soundtrack, and he’s about halfway through the ent... »

 

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