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December 3 – December 9: This Week in Nintendo News

December 3 – December 9: This Week in Nintendo News

This week included some major announcements for fans of Mega Man and Bayonetta, along with other release date news and new trailers, making it an excellent week overall. Nintendo Switch News Capcom started the week off with a bang for Mega Man fans. First, Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 and Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 are both coming to the Switch in summer 2018. The first contains Mega Man 1-6, and the second contains Mega Man 7-10. It will also include a new “rewind” feature to let you undo mistakes. It's time to switch things up. Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 and 2 are coming to Nintendo Switch in 2018! Tune in at https://t.co/qn8POJ2KIj for more! #MegaMan30 pic.twitter.com/... »

The End is Nigh – Nicalis (Impressions)

The End is Nigh – Nicalis (Impressions)

Thanks to Nicalis for providing a copy of this game! This game releases for the Nintendo Switch on December 12th! The End is Nigh is a well constructed action platforming game set in an apocalyptic video game world featuring Ash a small brownish blob who streams video games. The End is Nigh starts off with an interesting scene of Ash streaming a retro style game with the same title. When his player dies in game, the game crashes and Ash tries to remedy the situation NES style. (Blowing into the cart) Not having any luck, he realizes that he is the sole survivor and ventures off to see what this world is all about. The main goal of The End is Nigh is to traverse stages and clear obstacles suc... »

5 Switch eShop Games We’d Love to See Released Physically

5 Switch eShop Games We’d Love to See Released Physically

Digital games are fine, but sometimes there’s just something nice about having a physical copy of a game. For those of you who prefer Switch cartridges to digital downloads, here are 5 eShop games we’d love to see get a physical release. Sonic Mania With 2D gameplay that calls back to traditional Sonic games, Sonic Mania is one of the most well-received Sonic the Hedgehog games in years. Therefore, it’s a bit disappointing that this game is only available in digital form, with even the physical collector’s edition including a code to download the game rather than a physical copy. Rumors of a physical release have been circulating for over a month now, so maybe we̵... »

Our Hopes for Shin Megami Tensei V

Our Hopes for Shin Megami Tensei V

Now that Shin Megami Tensei V has been officially confirmed for the West, let’s review the information Atlus has revealed so far and discuss our hopes and expectations for the game. Shin Megami Tensei V is the fifth numbered entry in the SMT series and is currently in development for the Nintendo Switch. It appears to be set in modern-day Tokyo and will deal with themes that reflect the world’s current troubles and concerns. Its gameplay should include popular aspects of Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne and Shin Megami Tensei IV, as well as demon fusion and new elements. With that in mind, here’s what we hope to see. Solid Turn-Based Combat At a time when many companies are mov... »

Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires Conspiracy – Impressions

Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires Conspiracy – Impressions

Product provided by Nintendo! Having spent some time with this recent release I wanted to share my thoughts! Finally, the Professor Layton series features it’s first female protagonist, Lady Layton! This is a nice change of pace for the series. The games setting takes place in London and begins with Lady Layton setting up her new agency: The Layton Detective Agency. The opening dialogue features some excellent voice overs and scenes introducing the story and main characters. Aside from Lady Layton, you’ll be introduced quickly to Ernest who works as an assistant for the detective agency, and Sherl. Sherl is a talking dog who comes searching for answers but find himself quickly wh... »

November 26 – December 2: This Week In Nintendo News

November 26 – December 2: This Week In Nintendo News

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is due out at the end of the week, a major release for JRPG fans as we head toward the holiday season. The week was filled with other interesting announcements, including the reveal of Super Mario Cereal from Kellogg’s that will include amiibo functionality with Super Mario Odyssey, allowing you to scan the box and obtain coins or a heart. Nintendo Switch News First, in one of the week’s most exciting announcements, Shin Megami Tensei V was confirmed for a western release. This was largely expected, but it’s good to get the confirmation so early on. The previous SMT V trailer has also been released now in English, so take a look! Next up, the 3D platf... »

Will Pokémon on Switch Try Something New?

Will Pokémon on Switch Try Something New?

Although many Pokémon fans hoped the successor to Pokémon Sun and Moon would be a Nintendo Switch game, it was still exciting to hear Nintendo announce during E3 that although it isn’t ready yet, a mainline Pokémon game is coming to the Switch. While the rumored “Pokémon Stars” is unlikely to be a reality (since Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon fill that role), it is supposed to be a core Pokémon game. However, many fans have been wondering if the Switch’s Pokémon game will take the series in a new direction and shake up the usual Pokémon formula. The Precedent As recently as two years ago, the thought of Pokémon moving away from its traditional structures would have been unl... »

Mario Party: The Top 100 – Impressions

Mario Party: The Top 100 – Impressions

Product Provided by Nintendo! Nintendo was kind enough to send over a digital copy of Mario Party: The Top 100. I live streamed the game twice and have recorded a number of episodes which will be uploaded on our YouTube channel in time. Having spent a number of hours with the game, I have to admit… it’s my favorite Mario Party game of recent years. The 3DS has been graced with three Mario Party games: Island Tour, Star Rush, and of course Mario Party 100. Mario Party games are still very popular even if a number of fans have not liked certain mechanics of the latter entries in the series ie; Mario Party 10 and Island Tour. The reason I think Mario Party: The Top 100 will resonate... »

5 Things That Surprised Me About Super Mario Odyssey

5 Things That Surprised Me About Super Mario Odyssey

I wanted Super Mario Odyssey from the moment it was first announced, and it’s definitely fulfilled my hopes so far as the successor to Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine. However, it also had some surprises in store (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing). Here are five things that surprised me about Super Mario Odyssey. Spoilers will be kept to a minimum, so don’t worry if you haven’t played the game yet. Coins Don’t Restore Health This one was actually revealed before the game came out, but I must have missed it. (Either that or I was so used to the idea from Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and the Super Mario Galaxy games that I forgot about it after... »

Three Food-Filled Switch Games for Your Thanksgiving Feast

Three Food-Filled Switch Games for Your Thanksgiving Feast

Today is Thanksgiving for our readers in the United States, and that typically means a large holiday meal. But whether you’re celebrating Thanksgiving with a feast or just like to read about food, let’s take a look at three food-filled Nintendo Switch games you can use to create virtual feasts. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild The Legend of Zelda isn’t exactly a cooking series, but Breath of the Wild introduced a cooking mechanic that lets you combine ingredients in a cooking pot to make meals that restore your health or provide other beneficial effects. While there isn’t much actual cooking involved, choosing the right ingredients for useful meals actually ins... »

Battle Chef Brigade (Review)

Battle Chef Brigade (Review)

After our interview about Battle Chef Brigade, the developers sent us a review copy so we could see just how the different elements of this genre-blending cooking game come together. Any fantasy world filled with monsters needs heroes to defeat them… and in the realm of Victusia, people realized defeated monsters shouldn’t go to waste. As a result, Victusia is home to the Battle Chef Brigade, elite warrior chefs that fight monsters and then prepare them into fantastic dishes. To enter the Battle Chef Brigade, hopeful cooks come from all around to compete in an intense cooking competition. In practice, this presents us with two very different styles of gameplay. First, you’l... »

November 19 – November 25: This Week in Nintendo News

November 19 – November 25: This Week in Nintendo News

Some of our readers spent this week celebrating, and the end of the week also brought with it plenty of sales. Don’t forget to check out Nintendo’s eShop Cyber Deals, which feature discounts on Switch, Wii U, and 3DS games. The sale will run until December 11 at 8:59 AM PT / 11:59 AM ET, so while you decide what games to buy, let’s take a look at this week’s announcements. Nintendo Switch News Fans of the tactical RPG Valkyria Chronicles will be pleased by the surprise announcement of Valkyria Chronicles 4. It will be out in 2018. The Japanese release of the Switch version is summer 2017, but no Western dates have been given yet. Valkyria Chronicles 4 is set during th... »

 

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