October 14 – October 20: Nintendo News Bytes

October 14 – October 20: Nintendo News Bytes

Tune in to the Nintendo Chit Chat podcast to learn more about the latest news. Nintendo Switch News Nintendo announced the Diablo III: Eternal Collection Nintendo Switch Bundle for $359.99. New Games, Ports, & Localizations Maid-san wo Migi ni Mi (or Super Zangyura) was announced for the Switch. Pianista: The Legendary Virtuoso was announced for the Switch. A Switch version of Omensight is in development for November. Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition DX was announced for Japan for December 27. Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission was revealed for the Switch. The Art of Cooperation was announced for the Switch and PC for November 7. Kaitou Twins was announced for Oct... »

Nintendo Time Portal: Issue 36

Nintendo Time Portal: Issue 36

Welcome back to the Nintendo Time Portal, where we take a look at the various games that have come out over the years for Nintendo systems. Today, let’s look back through the history of October 7-13… October 7, 11, and 12 – Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 come west. With the increased emphasis on story in Pokémon Black and White, maybe it should come as no surprise that they were the first mainline Pokémon games to get direct sequels. After their Japanese release, Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2 came to the west on October 7, 2012 in North America, October 11 in Australasia, and October 12 in Europe. Set two years after the original Pokémon Black and White, they included ne... »

October 7 – October 13: Nintendo News Bytes

October 7 – October 13: Nintendo News Bytes

Tune in to the Nintendo Chit Chat podcast to learn more about the latest news. Nintendo Switch News System update 6.0.1 is now available. New Games, Ports, & Localizations Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition is out now for $14.99, with Guacamelee! 2 coming to the Switch in December. Nightshade is coming to the Switch on December 20 in Japan, with an English language option. Touch Detective: Nameko Dai Hanshoku is coming to the Switch in Japan on December 20 as The Nameko no Puzzle: Nameko Dai Hanshoku, with an English language option. Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle is coming to the Switch on October 25. 7 Billion Humans is coming to the Switch on October 25. Fate/Extella Link wi... »

Nintendo Time Portal: Issue 35

Nintendo Time Portal: Issue 35

Welcome to Issue 35 of the Nintendo Time Portal, where we take a look back through Nintendo’s history at some of the great games that released this week over the years. September 30 – Seiken Densetsu 3 is released. Seiken Densetsu 3 is the third game in the Mana series, and one fans have been waiting for localization news about ever since its Japanese release on September 30, 1995. It’s considered a classic, and since last year saw the release of the Seiken Densetsu Collection for the Switch, maybe there’s still hope that it will one day make it west. October 1 – The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass comes to North America. On October 1, 2007 the first Legend o... »

AMBER vs EDDY – Arena of Valor – Nintendo Switch – 1v1

AMBER vs EDDY – Arena of Valor – Nintendo Switch – 1v1

Amber vs Eddy – head to head competition online on Arena of Valor on Nintendo Switch! Who will claim victory?   »

September 30 – October 6: Nintendo News Bytes

September 30 – October 6: Nintendo News Bytes

October is here! What will this month bring for Nintendo? Tune in to the Nintendo Chit Chat podcast to learn more about the latest news. Nintendo Switch News While not officially announced yet, a new Nintendo Switch model will reportedly be released in the second half of 2019. New Games, Ports, & Localizations Game Dev Story, Hot Springs Story, and Dungeon Village will be ported to the Switch on October 11 in Japan. Subdivision Infinity DX was announced for all major platforms for 2019. The Shadowgate reimagining is coming to consoles this fall. NES Open Tournament Golf, Solomon’s Key, and Super Dodge Ball will be added to Nintendo Switch Online on October 10. Xenon Racer was annou... »

xxAMBERxx NCC WIZARDS Top Play in Paladins!

xxAMBERxx NCC WIZARDS Top Play in Paladins!

  Amazing top play from NCC Wizard and Community Manager – Amber! »

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Detention (Review)

Detention (Review)

After our interview with Red Candle Games about their horror game Detention, they sent us a review copy so we could see what it was all about. Detention takes place in 1960s Taiwan, during the period of martial law known as the White Terror. If you aren’t familiar with the historical context, however, don’t worry. Notes and documents throughout Detention do an excellent job of building up the atmosphere and conveying the situation. Detention is set in a school that has been abandoned due to a sudden typhoon warning. Left behind, you must explore the school and survive the supernatural forces that have appeared. Although you’ll encounter enemies, there is no combat. Instead,... »

Subsurface Circular (Review)

Subsurface Circular (Review)

Subsurface Circular is an unusual piece of interactive fiction, sort of a cross between a visual novel and a text adventure game. You see the location you’re in–an underground train from which the game gets its title–and the characters present for the scene, but aside from selecting who you’d like to talk to, the gameplay is conducted entirely through dialogue. The game is set in a world where robots known as Teks now co-exist alongside humanity and have taken on many jobs. This theme is key to the story, and it takes a solid look at AI and their interactions with humans (including the idea that humans are predisposed to fear Teks because of how often fiction portraye... »

The Longest 5 Minutes – Nintendo Switch – REVIEW

The Longest 5 Minutes – Nintendo Switch – REVIEW

Product provided by NIS America. The Longest 5 Minutes released on the Nintendo Switch not long ago and I have completed a full let’s play of the game which will be publishing to our YouTube channel later this month. The game is set in a classic 8-bit style setting and features classic RPG game-play. The game starts off however in a very unusual scenario where you, the hero are in a final battle against an evil overlord… aka The Demon King. The problem is you have no idea why you’re there, who you are, or even who you are fighting. This sets up the entire game as you’ll have to unravel all of these questions and gain your memory back. As you regain your memory and com... »

Layers of Fear: Legacy (Review)

Layers of Fear: Legacy (Review)

After our interview with the developers of Layers of Fear: Legacy, they sent us a review code so we could experience this journey through madness. Layers of Fear puts you in the shoes of an artist who returns to his old home to complete the masterpiece he’s been attempting to paint. After a brief exploration of the house, you unveil your canvas and get to work. Simple, right? Not when reality warps the moment you leave the room, and you find yourself in another version of the house as it twists and changes around you. Layers of Fear depicts the artist’s madness through an ever-shifting environment, with imagery that is often symbolic and always surreal. These changes often come i... »

The Darkside Detective (Review)

The Darkside Detective (Review)

After our interview about The Darkside Detective, its developers sent us a review copy so we could see just what this humorous supernatural adventure game was all about. And so, I stepped into the shoes of Francis McQueen, an underpaid and undervalued detective who takes on the weird, supernatural cases that plague the city. Or, more often than not, he stumbles onto them. The Darkside Detective is split into six different cases, each of which is fairly self-contained, but only the first one has the police intentionally put the Darkside Division on the case. McQueen and his partner, Officer Dooley, are usually just in the right place at the right time – or the wrong place at the wrong t... »

One More Dungeon (Review)

One More Dungeon (Review)

One More Dungeon is an unexpected blend of genres, a first-person shooter with pixel art graphics and roguelike dungeon crawling. It tosses you into a dangerous dungeon filled with monsters and challenges you to use melee weapons and ranged magic to explore each floor, defeat the boss, and proceed to the next floor without dying along the way. If you die, you’ll need to start over from the beginning with new procedurally generated environments. One More Dungeon can be brutal. If you don’t take them out quickly, enemies can quickly destroy you, especially if you’re unfortunate enough to encounter a group of them at once. Your magic attacks are quite useful, but with random i... »

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... »

An Interview With the Developers of Wulverblade

An Interview With the Developers of Wulverblade

Wulverblade is a side scrolling beat-em-up coming soon for the Nintendo Switch, set in ancient Roman Britain. After watching the trailer for Wulverblade, we got in touch with the developers to learn more about it. Many games opt for a medieval setting, so it’s interesting to see a game like Wulverblade choose 120 AD for its setting. What inspired you to pick this historical setting and premise? Britain’s history goes back many thousands of years yet we rarely see or hear much about the times before Rome had settled here. Our ancient history has always been of interest to me and visiting stone circles and old Roman ruins had always ignited my imagination.  There are so many incredible t... »

An Interview With the Developer of Yono and the Celestial Elephants

An Interview With the Developer of Yono and the Celestial Elephants

When Nintendo showed off the upcoming indie games for the Nintendo Switch, we were captivated by the adorable elephant game called Yono and the Celestial Elephants. We got in touch with Niklas Hallin from Neckbolt to learn more about this game. What inspired you to create Yono and the Celestial Elephants? I have a very specific genre of games that I like, and that I have been analyzing since I was a kid. Over the years I have developed a method for thinking about puzzle design, and it was never really a question what kind of games I would be making. The issue was whether or not I had the skills to do it. After several game projects, some of which have been released, I finally felt that I had... »

An Interview with the Developers of Mulaka

An Interview with the Developers of Mulaka

Another game that caught our eye from the upcoming Switch indies was Mulaka, a 3D action-adventure based on the culture of the Tarahumara people. After the Nindies showcase, we got in touch with the developers to learn a little more about Mulaka and what we can expect when it launches in 2018. The description for Mulaka mentions hand-to-hand combat, platforming, and puzzle-solving. How would you describe the core gameplay? What would you compare it to? Mulaka’s gameplay is being designed in a way that appeals to the biggest audience we can because we believe that the stories we’re telling deserve to be heard by many people. The game plays as a 3D action game with equal emphasis o... »

An Interview With the Developers of Earth Atlantis

An Interview With the Developers of Earth Atlantis

One of the most intriguing upcoming Switch games shown at the recent Nindies showcase was Earth Atlantis, a side-scrolling shooter from Pixel Perfex set in an underwater world. After seeing the trailer, we got in touch with the developer to learn more about the game and spoke with Anucha Aribarg, the director and designer of Earth Atlantis. Earth Atlantis is a side-scrolling shooter that combines arcade-style shooting with “Metroidvania” exploration elements, along with a focus on defeating large enemies in an underwater world. That’s an interesting combination. What were your greatest inspirations for the premise and gameplay? We really like side-scrolling shmups. We played all the classic ... »

An Interview With the Developers of Battle Chef Brigade

An Interview With the Developers of Battle Chef Brigade

During the Nindies showcase, we were intrigued by the entertaining concept of Battle Chef Brigade from Trinket Studios. After the presentation, we got in touch with Trinket Studios to learn more about Battle Chef Brigade and its Switch release. Orcs, elves, and humans hunting for ingredients and then showing off their cooking prowess in a sort of fantasy Iron Chef? There must be a story there. What inspired you for the premise of Battle Chef Brigade? We spent quite a long time brainstorming ideas and really struggled to come up with anything that excited us. After one particularly fruitless morning brainstorming session, we started making lunch and turned on the Food Network. We immediately ... »

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... »

An Interview With the Developer of Quest of Dungeons

An Interview With the Developer of Quest of Dungeons

On August 2, Upfall Studios announced that the turn-based dungeon crawler Quest of Dungeons would be coming to the Nintendo Switch. The Switch version came out in Japan on August 10, and it will be released in other regions in the near future. We got in touch with Upfall Studios to speak with David Amador about Quest of Dungeons and learn more about the Switch version’s new content. Quest of Dungeons was released for many systems previously, including the 3DS and Wii U. Was a Switch version something you had in mind from the moment the console was announced? The Switch was announced around 20 days after the release of Quest of Dungeons on Wii U/3DS, the fact that it was both portable a... »

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