July 29 – August 4: Nintendo News Bytes

July 29 – August 4: Nintendo News Bytes

As we head into August, we have a new week’s worth of Nintendo news to consider. Tune in to the Nintendo Chit Chat podcast to learn more about the latest news. Nintendo Switch News New Games, Ports, & Localizations Digimon Survive is coming west in 2019, with an English teaser trailer available now. Bandai Namco has revealed Kamen Rider: Climax Scramble Zi-O for the Switch in Japan. European Conqueror X has been announced for the eShop, to be released this year. After its previously-announced PC release, Rage in Peace will also come to the Switch this fall. Razed is coming to the Switch on October 15. Slice, Dice, and Rice is coming to the Switch this summer in Japan. Moonfall Ulti... »

Nintendo Time Portal: Issue 25

Nintendo Time Portal: Issue 25

Welcome back to the Nintendo Time Portal, where we take a trip through video game history and look at the video games that came out this week over the years. Let’s take a look. July 22 – The Thousand-Year Door is released. After the success of Paper Mario, Nintendo and Intelligent Systems followed up with a sequel. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door first came out on July 22, 2004 in Japan. It was a huge success, taking pretty much everything the original did and doing it better. Fans are still waiting for a true successor to it… July 24 – Wario Land: Shake It! is released. On July 24, 2008, Wario Land: Shake It! came out for the Wii in Japan, the first game with the... »

July 22 – July 28: Nintendo News Bytes

July 22 – July 28: Nintendo News Bytes

A new week means another seven days’ worth of Nintendo announcements. Tune in to the Nintendo Chit Chat podcast to learn more about the latest news. We’ll update this post throughout the week. Nintendo Switch News Nintendo has announced a third Nintendo Labo kit, the Toy-Con 03: Vehicle Kit, which will launch on September 14 for $69.99. New Games, Ports, & Localizations The rhythm fighting game Phrasefight is coming to the Switch. Megaton Rainfall is coming to new platforms, including the Switch on August 9. The action-adventure game Incredible Mandy is coming to the Switch in addition to the PC. The rhythm game Cytus is being remade for the Switch as Cytus Alpha. Warlocks II... »

Nintendo Time Portal: Issue 24

Nintendo Time Portal: Issue 24

Welcome back to the Nintendo Time Portal, where we take a look back to see which video games came out this day in history for the current week. We’ve got a couple iconic ones to talk about this week. Let’s take a look… July 15 – Nintendo releases the Famicom. It all began on July 15, 1983, when the Famicom hit the shelves in Japan. Two more years would pass before it came to the west as the NES, but this marked the beginning of the Nintendo platforms we love today. Of course, many classic NES titles share this anniversary as well. July 16 – Shin Megami Tensei IV comes to North America. After the success of Strange Journey, the next numbered Shin Megami Tensei ti... »

July 15 – July 21: Nintendo News Bytes

July 15 – July 21: Nintendo News Bytes

After a brief hiatus, we’re back with another week of Nintendo news! Tune in to the Nintendo Chit Chat podcast to learn more about the latest news. Nintendo Switch News New Games, Ports, & Localizations The real-time thriller STAY is coming to the Switch this summer. The story-driven puzzle game WILL: A Wonderful World is also coming to the Switch this year. N.E.R.O.: Nothing Ever Remains Obscure is coming to the Switch both physically and digitally on October 26, with a new trailer available. South Park: The Stick of Truth will be on the eShop by September. Redeemer: Enhanced Edition is coming to consoles in August for $24.99 on the Switch, with an announcement trailer available n... »

Top Three Differences Between Limbo and Inside

Top Three Differences Between Limbo and Inside

In addition to the code for our Inside review, Playdead also sent us a review for coverage of Limbo, their first 2.5D platformer that came to the Switch at the same time as Inside. At first glance, Limbo and Inside seem quite similar. They’re both dark side-scrolling games with puzzles to solve and enough ambiguity to keep fans speculating and theorizing. However, they actually do have a few key differences that distinguish them, and a fan of one won’t necessarily love the other. Let’s take a look at three important differences between Limbo and Inside. Art Style This is the simplest difference and also the one you’ll notice first. Both opt for similar approaches in t... »

The Journey Down: Chapter Three (Review)

The Journey Down: Chapter Three (Review)

We received a review code for The Journey Down: Chapter Three on the Switch. The third and final entry of this point-and-click adventure game series brings Bwana’s story to a close. Chapter Three more or less assumes you’ve played the first two chapters already, as it tosses you right into the thick of the story. Bwana, Kito, and Lina finally learn what the Armando Power Company is planning and split up to put an end to their nefarious plans. It’s a noticeably more story-driven this time around, with a greater focus on lore, more cutscenes, and a story that feels epic despite being shorter than Chapter Two. Unfortunately, if you play these games for their gameplay, you migh... »

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