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Hopes and Expectations for Super Smash Bros. on the Switch

Hopes and Expectations for Super Smash Bros. on the Switch

After the release of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, the series’ creator Masahiro Sakurai indicated that he might not want to return for another Smash Bros. game, but he’s made similar statements in the past. While the series wouldn’t be the same without Sakurai in charge, chances are pretty good we’ll eventually see a new entry in the series for the Nintendo Switch. Let’s discuss our hopes and expectations for a Nintendo Switch Smash Bros. game. Return of Story Mode As someone who loves single-player games much more than multiplayer games, it disappointed me when Nintendo announced that Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS wouldn’t have a story mode. ... »

What Should We Expect from Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon?

What Should We Expect from Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon?

Many people expected a new Pokémon game to be announced, but the revelation of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon left fans with many questions. Are these updated versions of Sun and Moon similar to the third versions released for many past Pokémon generations? Are they sequels like Pokémon Black and White 2? In short, what should we expect from Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon? New Versions or Sequels? Official information about Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon does little to clear up this point of disagreement. They feature “new additions to the story,” but what does that mean? What we do know is that Ultra Sun and Moon are set in Alola, have an alternate storyline, and include new Pokém... »

June 4 – June 10: This Week in Nintendo News

June 4 – June 10: This Week in Nintendo News

With E3 right on our doorstep, you might expect a slow week for news, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. This past week was filled with excitement for both the Switch and 3DS, including a special Pokémon Direct. While Nintendo didn’t announce a mainline Pokémon game for the Switch like many fans hoped, they did reveal Pokken Tournament Dx, an upgraded version of the Wii U and arcade Pokémon fighting game. If you’re interested in Pokken Tournament Dx, it will be played during this year’s Nintendo Treehouse event. A third tournament has also been added to Nintendo’s E3 lineup: the 2017 Pokken Tournament DX Invitational on June 14 at 10:30 AM PT / 1:30 PM... »

An Interview With the Developers of Forsaken Castle

An Interview With the Developers of Forsaken Castle

Forsaken Castle, a 16-bit “metroidvania” platformer developed by Duck Block Games, was recently funded through Kickstarter with enough backer support to include the Nintendo Switch on its list of platforms. After its Kickstarter campaign, we got in touch with Lance and Clint Trahan from Duck Block Games to discuss Forsaken Castle and what fans can expect. (Disclosure: Samantha was a backer for the Forsaken Castle Kickstarter campaign.) First, congratulations on not only getting funded for Forsaken Castle, but also meeting several of your Kickstarter stretch goals, including one for a Nintendo Switch release. Is there any particular reason you picked the Switch as one of your stre... »

No Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 for Nintendo?

No Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 for Nintendo?

In 2015, Capcom released the Mega Man Legacy Collection, a compilation of games from Mega Man up through Mega Man 6. Among other systems, it came out for the Nintendo 3DS. However, Capcom just announced a follow-up for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC only. Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 picks up where the previous collection left off and includes Mega Man 7 through Mega Man 10. For fans who enjoyed the first collection on the 3DS, it’s disappointing to see that the second collection won’t be available for the 3DS or the Switch. So, why is the Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 skipping Nintendo? Possibility 1: The 3DS Game Sold Poorly If the first Mega Man Legacy Collection saw significantly w... »

Why I’m Excited for Miitopia

Why I’m Excited for Miitopia

When Nintendo first announced a Mii-themed RPG for the 3DS, a lot of fans weren’t quite sure what to make of it. As time passed, however, many people began hoping this quirky game would be localized. With a worldwide release planned for July 28, let’s talk about what Miitopia is and why I’m excited for it. Instead of starring its own original characters like in most RPGs, the party of heroes in Miitopia is made up of your Miis. This means your characters can be people you know, your own creations, or Miis based on other fictional characters. These Mii characters will interact with each other on their own in Miitopia. If that part sounds familiar, it’s because it’... »

Expectations for Ever Oasis

Expectations for Ever Oasis

Ever Oasis was announced last E3, and we now know it will be out for the Nintendo 3DS on June 23. It has some impressive names behind it. The developer, Grezzo previously worked on the 3DS Legend of Zelda games as well as The Legend of Legacy. The director and producer is Koichi Ishii, who is famous for creating the Mana series. From what we’ve seen so far, we can roughly split the gameplay into two types. You’ll need to build and manage your oasis, but you’ll also venture into dungeons to fight enemies and solve puzzles. Ever Oasis is one of the upcoming 3DS games I’m most excited about, so let’s discuss our expectations for this action RPG. First off, Ever Oas... »

An Interview With the Developers of Phantom Trigger

An Interview With the Developers of Phantom Trigger

Phantom Trigger, a “hardcore neon slasher” RPG from tinyBuild Games and Bread Team was recently announced for the Nintendo Switch. Following the Nintendo Switch announcement, we got in touch with tinyBuild Games to discuss Phantom Trigger and what we should expect from it. You’ve described Phantom Trigger as a “hardcore neon slasher with RPG and roguelike elements.” What else can you tell us about its gameplay? What made you pick “hardcore neon slasher” as its description? In Phantom Trigger, you play as Stan, a white collar middle-class worker living an ordinary life that gets disrupted by a mysterious event. We describe the game as a hardcore neon ... »

May 28 – June 3: This Week in Nintendo News

May 28 – June 3: This Week in Nintendo News

This week was filled with many little pieces of Nintendo news, with one of the biggest being the announcement of Lost Sphear. Lost Sphear, a new classic-style JRPG from the studio behind I Am Setsuna, follows a group of heroes on their quest to restore the world through the power of Memory. It will be available in early 2018, and a physical Switch release is available in limited quantities through the Square Enix Online Store. Two other upcoming Nintendo Switch games got release dates this week. The upcoming turn-based RPG Battle Chasers: Nightwar will be out on October 3, and Shantae: Half-Genie Hero will hit the Nintendo Switch eShop on June 8. A physical release should come eventually, bu... »

Our Nintendo E3 2017 Predictions

Our Nintendo E3 2017 Predictions

Nintendo will hold a digital “Nintendo Spotlight” event during E3 2017, and as always, we hope it will be filled with exciting game announcements and surprises. Let’s make a few predictions about what we might see from Nintendo at this year’s E3. Switch Virtual Console The Virtual Console for the Nintendo Switch has yet to be unveiled. E3 seems like the perfect time for a quick overview of how it will work and an announcement of the initial lineup of games it will have available. Mario We know Super Mario Odyssey will be featured this year, but could we see anything else from Nintendo’s massive franchise? The time feels right for a new Mario Party title (prefera... »

Try Out Hoops and Skillshot in This Week’s ARMS Testpunch

Try Out Hoops and Skillshot in This Week’s ARMS Testpunch

If you played the ARMS Global Testpunch last week, you had a chance to try out not only the main ARMS gameplay, but also V-Ball, its volleyball-style mini-game. During this week’s Global Testpunch sessions, you’ll be able to try out Hoops instead. During a Japanese live stream of ARMS, it was revealed that V-Ball will be swapped out this week in favor of Hoops, the basketball-style mini-game. According to Eurogamer, the target practice mini-game Skillshot will be included in this week’s Testpunch, too. If you want to try out Hoops and Skillshot, this week’s Global Testpunch sessions will be available on: June 2 at 5:00 PM PT / 8:00 PM ET June 3 at 5:00 AM PT / 8:00 AM... »

Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale (Review)

Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale (Review)

Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale was a game no one saw coming, a crossover between the rarely-localized PopoloCrois JRPG series and the farming simulation series Story of Seasons. Set in between the original two PopoloCrois games, the story begins on Prince Pietro’s 13th birthday. When he leaves his world behind in search of a way to stop the mysterious “black beasts” threatening PopoloCrois, he finds himself trapped in the barren world of Galariland. His only hope to save both worlds from darkness is to restore the four Farms of Light and revive the goddess Galariel. Considering its premise, you might expect it to be evenly divided between its PopoloCroi... »

 

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