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Why We’re Excited for Monster Hunter Stories

Why We’re Excited for Monster Hunter Stories

Monster Hunter Stories comes out today for the 3DS, and we can’t wait to play this Monster Hunter RPG spin-off. If you’re still undecided about this one, here are a few reasons why we’re excited for Monster Hunter Stories. It’s a Story-Driven Monster Hunter Game Unlike main entries in the Monster Hunter series, which focus primarily on hunting down and defeating monsters, Monster Hunter Stories is a traditional, story-driven JRPG following a Rider. It includes towns, quests, and everything else you’d expect from an RPG. For players who are interested in the Monster Hunter universe but haven’t gotten into the main series (or for fans of the main series who ... »

How to Find a SNES Classic Edition

How to Find a SNES Classic Edition

The NES Classic Edition had its share of supply issues before it was eventually discontinued, and so far the SNES Classic Edition appears to be following in its footsteps before it’s even out. Whether you woke up to learn the initial pre-orders sold out while you were asleep or saw another store open pre-orders only to sell out within minutes, you’re in the majority if you failed to pre-order a SNES Classic. (If you did get yours pre-ordered, we applaud your luck and/or speed.) For everyone still hoping, how can you find and buy a SNES Classic Edition? Pre-Order If you’re still hoping to pre-order one online, there are a few things you can to do make it a little easier. Ins... »

Phantom Trigger (Review)

Phantom Trigger (Review)

After our interview about Phantom Trigger and its Nintendo Switch release, tinyBuild games sent us a review code so we could dive into this “hardcore neon slasher” and see what it’s all about. Phantom Trigger is a hack-and-slash game focused on exploring dungeons and defeating difficult enemies, and there’s more to this game than is first apparent. In Phantom Trigger, you wield three different weapons, each of which is controlled by one of the Switch’s face buttons. The fourth face button lets you dash to evade attacks or quickly move across the map. Each of the three weapons has strengths and weaknesses, as well as its own neon color used for certain color-base... »

Nintendo Switch Games: Don’t Forget About Kamiko

Nintendo Switch Games: Don’t Forget About Kamiko

Another Nintendo Switch game that is often overlooked despite receiving positive reviews from players is Kamiko, a pixel action game released on April 27. Why have players skipped Kamiko? It’s not a well-known title, and at a quick glance, it might look like just another of many pixel games. Some people might also be familiar with the developer’s previous game, Fairune, which had a similar style and received more mediocre reviews. Finally, it only takes about an hour to beat. Is a game that short worth it? Price vs. Content At $4.99, Kamiko has a fair price for a small game. If it still seems a bit too much for a 1 hour game, keep in mind that it has three characters. Each charac... »

August 27 – September 2: This Week in Nintendo News

August 27 – September 2: This Week in Nintendo News

Today was a big week for Nintendo news, but before we get into all the major announcements, let’s discuss a sad one: the discontinuation of Miiverse. Yes, the rumors were true. Miiverse will be shut down on November 7. Nintendo has published an FAQ about it, including information on what functionality will remain and how you can download your old posts if you want to save them. Now, let’s move onto happier news and discuss the big Nintendo event of the week! Nintendo Switch Nindies Showcase Summer 2017 On Wednesday, Nintendo held a special “Nindies” showcase to highlight some of the indie games coming to the Switch. They began with the announcement of Super Meat Boy F... »

How to Buy Digital Switch Games from Other Regions

How to Buy Digital Switch Games from Other Regions

Fans rejoiced when Nintendo announced that the Nintendo Switch would be region-free. Without region locking, you can play any Switch game on your console, no matter what region it’s from. For retail games, this is easy to figure out, but it’s a little trickier for digital games. After all, instead of a universal region-free eShop, you still access your region’s eShop. Fortunately, there’s a simple process that lets you buy games and redeem codes from other regions’ eShops. Step 1: Create a New Nintendo Account Switching your account’s region will wipe out any eShop credit you have on it, so you’ll want to create a separate account for each region you... »

Theories About Monolith Soft’s New Project

Theories About Monolith Soft’s New Project

Monolith Soft has become a big name for Nintendo fans in recent years, with Xenoblade Chronicles, Xenoblade Chronicles X, and the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles 2 making their mark on Nintendo consoles, not to mention their contribution to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Now, the developer is hiring for a new project. According to the translation from Gematsu, this new game is “an ambitious project different from the brand image of Monolith Soft.” What could it be? Platform Can we consider Monolith Soft’s new game a potential Switch game? Monolith Soft was bought by Nintendo in 2007, and as of 2011, Monolith Soft is a first-party Nintendo developer. Therefore, it... »

An Interview With the Developers of The Seashore

An Interview With the Developers of The Seashore

A new indie game has made the Switch one of its primary goals of its Kickstarter campaign, a co-op action platformer called The Seashore from Boomerang Games. We recently got in touch with Boomerang Games to learn a little more about this upcoming game. According to your Kickstarter page, you specifically chose the Switch as a platform for The Seashore because of all the different ways the Switch can handle multiplayer. What do you see as the Switch’s biggest advantage for The Seashore? It goes way back to childhood when my friends and I just adored video games! We played in such hits as Megaman X, Super Castlevania IV, The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past, Warioland, etc. We have done it e... »

August 20 – August 26: This Week in Nintendo News

August 20 – August 26: This Week in Nintendo News

Today was an exciting week for Nintendo fans interested in the SNES Classic. Nintendo announced the “rewind” feature that allows you to rewind and re-try tricky sections of the included games. Check out the new trailer to see this and other SNES Classic features in action. Unfortunately, it’s been difficult for many fans to get a SNES Classic. Pre-orders opened up this week and sold out almost immediately. Some lucky customers made their orders in time, but many are still waiting. Nintendo Switch News It was a big week for the Nintendo Switch! First, there’s a new way to pay for eShop games: PayPal. PayPal can now be used on the Switch eShop, although your PayPal acco... »

Nintendo Switch Games: Don’t Forget About VOEZ

Nintendo Switch Games: Don’t Forget About VOEZ

Near the end of May, the rhythm game VOEZ was released for the Nintendo Switch, and this is one Switch title that has gone unnoticed by many players. Does VOEZ deserve a closer look? As an anime-styled rhythm game, VOEZ already appeals to a niche audience. However, there are two things that might have made even its target audience uncertain about it. Touchscreen Only For many players, the main appeal of the Switch is the way it functions as a hybrid console that can be played either with the TV or as a handheld. VOEZ, however, is reliant on the touchscreen. Because of its touchscreen-based gameplay, you cannot play it on the TV. Some people disliked this decision–but the touch controls... »

Psychic Specters is the Definitive Version of Yo-Kai Watch 2

Psychic Specters is the Definitive Version of Yo-Kai Watch 2

Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters will be out on September 29 for the 3DS. This is the third version of Yo-Kai Watch 2, the localization of Yo-Kai Watch 2: Shinuchi. The first two versions, Bony Spirits and Fleshy Souls, were localized last year. Three Versions? For its second entry, the Yo-Kai Watch franchise followed a similar model to that used by Pokémon. It released two versions simultaneously that were largely the same but had some differences (particularly in terms of certain yo-kai being exclusive to one version or the other), and then followed with a third, upgraded version. Differences The main story of Psychic Specters is the same as that found in Bony Spirits and Fleshy Souls, alt... »

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... »

 

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