Zelda: Breath of the Wild takes home top prize at Japan Game Awards 2017
At the Tokyo Game Show earlier today, the primary winners announced for the Japan Game Awards 2017. Nintendo was a big winner at the event, especially due to Zelda: Breath of the Wild taking home the Grand Award.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild was also selected for the Award of Excellence along with Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon. The Pokemon games also won the Global Award for Japanese products.
Here’s the full roundup of awards:
The End is Nigh’s physical release will include an instruction booklet, secret freebie
Like all of Nicalis’ Switch games, The End is Nigh will have a physical release. And similar to the publisher’s other titles, some extras will be included.
Along with a copy of the game, Nicalis is including a full-color instruction booklet. A secret freebie has also been teased.
Battle Chasers: Nightwar – Knolan spotlight
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THQ Nordic issued the first hero spotlight for Battle Chasers: Nightwar. Below, you can find a video focusing on the old mage Knolan.
Here’s an overview of Knolan:
Knolan is a wizened old mage troubled by the rapid decline of mana – the source of all magic power in the world. In Battle Chasers: Nightwar, he is not only a powerful damage dealer, but also a strong healer capable of reviving a fallen team mate. With his huge spell book and a short temper, Knolan is far more dangerous than he may first appear. He can shoot arcane missiles, fireballs and ice lances at his enemies and unleash a devastating firestorm. One of his powerful Burst abilities is Eldritch Summon: tentacles from another plane reach out through a portal and are damaging all foes.
Doom runs at 30 frames per second on Switch
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We have a little more information about the technical performance of Doom on Switch. Polygon, who went hands-on with the game, reports that it runs at 30 frames per second. In case you’re curious, Doom is 60 frames per second on other consoles.
The site does add that “the frame rate dipped considerably” during parts of the first level. While it usually recovered, it stayed low during one occasion. But a spokesperson told Polygon that Doom is still being optimized for Switch, so hopefully everything will be cleaned up before the holiday launch.
Panic Button working on Doom, Rocket League for Switch
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Much in the way that Tantalus became associated with Wii U ports back in the day, Panic Button is helping to bring prominent games to Switch. Digital Foundry confirms that the studio is porting two high-profile games to Nintendo’s console. Panic Button is leading the way on both Rocket League and Doom for Switch. Psyonix and Bethesda are very much involved with the two titles respectively, but it sounds like Panic Button is primarily in charge.
New off-screen Doom Switch footage
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Brand new off-screen footage has arrived showing Doom running on Switch. Check out a few videos rounded up below.
46 Switch games represented at TGS 2017 this year
A list has been published showing how many games each major gaming platform has on display at the Tokyo Game Show this year. Switch is included, and it looks like the console has a pretty good showing.
46 different Switch games can be found at TGS. As the system’s first year, that isn’t too shabby. Indie games and other smaller eShop titles are definitely a factor, but those types of projects shouldn’t be ignored.
We’re also able to see that 3DS representation is down heavily from 36 games in 2016 to just 9 this year. Wii U has also gone down from 13 to 3, though that’s hardly surprising.
Anna shown in new Fire Emblem Warriors art
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During today’s live stream for Fire Emblem Warriors, Koei Tecmo debuted a new piece of art. Fans quickly noticed that Anna was included in the promo piece. You would think that she’s confirmed for Fire Emblem Warriors, though nothing has been said officially at this time. More news will be shared for the title at Tokyo Game Show throughout the rest of the week, so perhaps Koei Tecmo will make an official announcement over the next few days.
Pokken Tournament DX: Weavile trailer
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We are now mere hours away from the release of Pokken Tournament DX. Why not shorten the wait by watching this trailer focused on Weavile:
PQube is publishing Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition in Europe in 2018
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We recently learned about the physical version of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, titled the Ultimate Edition. XSEED Games is publishing it in North America – and today we learned that PQube will be doing the same in Europe. Naturally, all the features from the North American release will also be present here, such as the Pirate Queen’s Quest and the Friends Mode and Costumes Mode. The targeted release date is 2018.