[Let’s Talk] Will you be buying Super Mario Run?
Posted on 4 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Let's Talk, Mobile | 89 Comments | 0 Likes
Nintendo’s first actual mobile game (Miitomo doesn’t count!) is due out in about a month from now. Earlier this week, the company revealed that Super Mario Run is coming to iOS on December 15. We also have a final price of $10. Super Mario Run is free to download, but paying that amount provides full access to each of the three modes.
Many people will probably download the title just to see what it’s about. Of course, Nintendo is hoping to convert as many of those users into buyers as possible. With that in mind, we have one question for you: will you be buying Super Mario Run? Do you feel $10 is too expensive for a mobile game? Are you even interested in Super Mario Run? Tell us how you feel about it below!
Highlights from last week’s topic: The end of Wii U
[Review] Pokémon Sun/Moon
Posted on 4 months ago by Philip(@P_Trah) in 3DS, Reviews | 3 Comments | 0 Likes
Release date: November 18, 2016
Developer: Game Freak
There is no denying that the Pokémon franchise is somewhat of a rarity in the gaming industry. To have a series so well-beloved by new and old fans alike for twenty years, it wouldn’t be too far-fetched to assume that something like Pokémon would have petered out long ago. It’s still going strong even after such a long time has passed. However, along with two decades worth of games comes a desire to innovate and to avoid the underlying possibility of stagnation and repetition. Now, with Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon on the horizon and the promise of a fresh take on its tried-and-true formula, the seventh generation surpasses all expectations and delivers not only one of the finest entries in the franchise to date, but one of the best role playing games of the year.
[Let’s Talk] The end of Wii U
Posted on 4 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Let's Talk, Wii U | 56 Comments | 0 Likes
Sooner rather than later, the Wii U will be meetings its end. The Switch will be here to replace it in just a few months. And if that wasn’t enough, Nintendo said this week that production of Wii U will be ending in Japan soon. The final shipments for the fiscal year were also already sent to North American retailers.
With Wii U on its way out, I was thinking it might be nice to hold a dedicated Let’s Talk topic to the system. Four years later, how do you feel about it? Do you believe Wii U was an overall failure, or does it have redeeming qualities? What’s your favorite game on the console? Share your thoughts with us below!
Highlights from last week’s topic: What are you playing? – November 2016
[Let’s Talk] What are you playing? – November 2016
Posted on 4 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Let's Talk | 25 Comments | 0 Likes
A new month is here! We’ve just entered November, so that means we want to know what you’ve been playing. Have you started up something entirely new for the month? Or maybe you’re continuing something you started a little while back? Whatever the case, let us know in the comments below!
Highlights from last week’s topic: Pokemon Sun, Pokemon Moon, or both
[Interview] Yacht Club Games on how the Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack came to be, European status, amiibo integration, more
Posted on 4 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in 3DS, Interviews | 3 Comments | 0 Likes
Yesterday, we published our interview with Inti Creates about the Azure Striker Gunvolt series as a whole. We’re following up on that today with a specific interview with Yacht Club Games about the Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack.
During our discussion, Yacht Club was kind enough to take on some questions regarding the package’s origins, its status in Europe, where the amiibo integration in Gunvolt 2 came from, and more. Head past the break for all of the company’s comments.
[Let’s Talk] Pokemon Sun, Pokemon Moon, or both
Posted on 4 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in 3DS, Let's Talk | 21 Comments | 0 Likes
We have one simple question to ask as part of this week’s Let’s Talk topic. When the new Pokemon games come out, are you planning on picking up Sun, Moon, or both?
Just like with past entries, Sun and Moon will feature exclusive Pokemon. Sun naturally has Solgaleo while Moon offers Lunala. Others include Midday Form Lycanroc and Passimian in Sun while Moon contains Midnight Form Lycanroc and Oranguru. Aside from that, Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon take place 12 hours apart, and Totem Pokemon will depend on the version you choose.
I’m personally still trying to figure out which version I’m more interested in. I’m leaning slightly more towards Sun, but I may just pick up both in the end. What about you guys?
Highlights from last week’s topic: Your reactions to Switch
[Interview] Inti Creates on Azure Striker Gunvolt – scrapped ideas, amiibo interest, may revisit Mighty Gunvolt
Posted on 4 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in 3DS, Interviews | 20 Comments | 0 Likes
Nintendo Everything recently caught up with Inti Creates for a chat about the Azure Striker Gunvolt franchise. We sent some questions to director Yoshihisa Tsuda and producer Takuya Aizu.
During our discussion, we talked about Azure Striker Gunvolt’s origins, scrapped ideas from the sequel, and the series’ we future. We even snuck in some questions about a potential amiibo and the anime OVA.
Continue on below for our full interview with Tsuda and Aizu.
[Review] Corpse Party
Posted on 5 months ago by Dennis(@LyonHart_) in 3DS, Reviews | 5 Comments | 1 Likes
Release date: October 25, 2016
Publisher XSEED Games
Halloween is around the corner ladies and gentlemen, and as far as I’m concerned, there’s no better way (or game) to get you in the spirit of all things creepy and dead than Corpse Party. A series that I love dearly is finally making its way over to 3DS for the western audience to enjoy, and it brings along extra chapters not before seen in any of the previous ports and iterations.
[Let’s Talk] Your reactions to Switch
Posted on 5 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Let's Talk | 68 Comments | 0 Likes
This week certainly turned out to be much more interesting in the world of Nintendo than most would have expected. It took Nintendo about 1.5 years, but we finally got a first look at the company’s brand new system on Thursday.
The way in which Nintendo decided to unveil Switch was certainly interesting. It was a more-focused approach for sure. Many people expected that Nintendo would come out in full-force with details, but instead we received a brief three-minute trailer. Still, in that time, you’ll find a lot packed in.
First, “NX” is now a thing of the past. We have an official, final name: Switch. The “Wii” brand is completely gone, and shows that Nintendo is ready to move on. Many rumors were also proven true: notably the hybrid theory, use of cartridges, and detachable controllers. Plus, it’s still on track for a March 2017 launch!
Another important aspect to point out is the amount of partners on board. The expected and previous-known partners such as Square Enix, Capcom, and Ubisoft are pledging support, but there are a few big surprises as well like Bethesda and FromSoftware. Heck, even EA seems to be giving things a shot as well. The Wii U had its fair share of third-party support when the console was first announced, but the number is certainly higher this time around, and more varied as well.
Even though there’s still plenty to learn about Switch, this is a good start. We apparently won’t be hearing much about it for the rest of the year, though Nintendo will likely hold an event in January for a proper blowout.
With that introduction out of the way, we want to hear from all of you about Switch. What are your initial impressions? Are you pleased with what Nintendo has shown so far, or are you disappointed. If you have any comments at all, share them with us below!
Highlights from last week’s topic: What are you playing? – October 2016
[Review] Chase: Cold Case Investigations ~Distant Memories~
Posted on 5 months ago by Jakob Vujovic(@jakovujo) in 3DS eShop, Reviews | 2 Comments | 0 Likes
System: 3DS (eShop)
Release date: October 13, 2016
Developer: Arc System Works
Publisher Aksys Games
As the brief opening movie explains, a cold case is when the trail of evidence in a crime investigation has gone cold. Chase: Cold Case Investigations ~Distant Memories~, aside from having a mouthful of a title, is a visual novel following two detectives working in the Tokyo Police Department. The setup is that the case of a five year old murder deemed an accident is reopened after an anonymous phone call to the Cold Case Unit.