Latest Capcom TV featuring Monster Hunter XX Switch, The Great Ace Attorney 2
The latest episode of Capcom TV aired last night, and once again featured footage of Monster Hunter XX on Switch and The Great Ace Attorney 2. We’ve included the full recording below.
Tetsuya Nomura clarifies statement on a possible Switch port of Kingdom Hearts III
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A few days ago, we reported on a statement made by Kingdom Hearts III director Tetsuya Nomura to IGN on the possibility of a Switch port of the game. He was already fairly vague and non-committal, saying that a release of the game on other platforms might be considered after its initial release on Playstation 4 and Xbox One. However, it seems like some outlets interpreted Nomura’s answer a bit too positively for his taste, especially in Japan where some of the nuances of his (English) interview with IGN were lost in translation. Speaking to Famitsu (thanks to Dualshockers for the translation), he reiterated that the platforms the game will initially launch on are the sole focus at the moment, and that a release on other platforms would only be considered afterwards. He also stated that while he was asked about the Switch by IGN, he himself didn’t single out Nintendo’s new system, only mentioning “other platforms” as possible targets for a port.
So there you have it. A Switch port of Kingdom Hearts III might still be happening at some point, but given that Nomura made the effort to clarify his statements, it’s far from a sure thing.
The Japanese boxart for NBA 2K18 has just been revealed. The boxart basically looks the same as the North America boxart except the rating system is different on it. NBA 2K18 is set to release in Japan on September 19th later this year.
Splatoon 2 Hero Mode final boss and ending
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Despite the fact that Splatoon 2 has not officially launched, the final boss and ending for the game’s Hero Mode is already online. If you plan on playing through the mode, we can’t really recommend giving is a look. Still, for those who are interested and want to get an early sneak peek, you can do so below.
Switch Parental Controls update rolling out (version 1.1) – play records per user and more
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A new update for the Switch Parental Controls is going out. You should soon be able to download version 1.1 on iOS and Android.
When live, you’ll see a number of new additions, including play records for each individual user. Full patch notes are as follows:
– Daily and monthly game time per person
– Daily non-gaming time spent on the console
– Daily time spent with Parental Controls disabled
– Average play times per month
– Days played per month
Pre-order savings at Walmart, Amazon
Update 3 (7/19): Everything that is currently discounted on Amazon is here. New additions include Sine Mora EX and Monster Hunter Stories. Games like Super Mario Odyssey and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 have expired.
Update 2 (7/18): Amazon just price-matched the latest round of Walmart deals.
Update: Bumped to the top. Fire Emblem Warriors is back to normal price mostly, but more games have been discounted:
Original (7/17): Walmart has discounted a few game pre-orders on its website. Along with a couple of Switch titles, a trio of 3DS releases are on sale.
First up, Fire Emblem Warriors on Switch and Pokken Tournament DX are down to just below $44 each. Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology is $33, while Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux and Culcept Revolt are $30 a piece.
Thus far Amazon has only price-matched the 3DS games. The prices for Radiant Historia, Shin Megami Tensei, and Culdcept Revolt are reflected here.
Lineup of locations for the Splatoon 2 event at GameStop this Saturday
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We recently learned that GameStop locations will be hosting a special event for Splatoon 2 on Saturday. Nintendo’s website has since updated with the official details, including lineup of locations.
Those who try out Splatoon 2 will receive a free Splatoon 2 color changing cup while supplies last. Note that cup colors will vary.
GameStop’s event will be hosted between 12 PM and 3 PM local time. Find the full listing of locations below.
Tiny Barbarian DX boxart designed by Susumu Matsushita, retail copies to include full-color instruction manual
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Nicalis unveiled the boxart for Tiny Barbarian DX today. It’s made by artist and character designer Susumu Matsushita, who created cover art for hundreds of Famitsu issues. He’s also the creator of the Japanese magazine’s mascot Necky the Fox, who appeared as a playable character in Super Mario Maker as a downloadable costume. Matsushita previously worked on the packaging for games such as Motor Toon Grand Prix, Maximo, and Adventure Island.
Nicalis also announced today that at retail, Tiny Barbarian DX will come with a full-color instruction manual that includes a featurette on the making of the boxart. It covers “Matsushita’s creative process, details his preferred art supplies, shows photos of him working at his drawing table and even identifies the 1960s rock instrumental that he listened to while he created the cover”.
Tiny Barbarian DX is due out in Q4 2017. Pricing will be set at $29.99.
Source: Nicalis PR
Nintendo Switch Online requires you to have your phone screen on for voice chat at all times
Nintendo Switch Online was never going to be the most elegant voice chat option available. Without it being built into the console itself, the solution of chatting with others while playing games requires some effort. However, some sites like Eurogamer raise some concerns in particular.
Perhaps the most troublesome aspect here is that you’ll need to have your phone screen on to properly chat online. Without it, voice chat won’t remain connected. And that unfortunately means that it’ll eat up quite a bit of battery power on your phone.
R.B.I. Baseball 17 heading to Switch in September
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Update: Boxart and some screenshots from the Switch version:
Original: Switch is getting its first baseball game very soon. Today, it was announced that a new version of R.B.I. Baseball 17 is coming to the console in September.
MLB says that R.B.I. Baseball 17 will be the first officially licensed professional sports game to be sold at retail outlets on Switch. The game features “unparalleled MLB action and features in new ways with the Switch’s myriad and unique controller options that supports gaming everywhere.”
Here’s a brief overview:
R.B.I. Baseball, which has long featured fast paced and fun gameplay, is a full nine-inning game in less than 20 minutes with easy-to-use controls. The game features Season, Postseason, Exhibition and Local Multiplayer, including season saving and simulation capabilities. All 30 MLB ballparks are rendered in stunning detail and teams feature the latest rosters in regular updates. Players can modify lineups with complete MLB rosters or classic rosters allowing them to play their games their ways.
R.B.I. Baseball 17 launches for Switch on September 5. We’ve included an older trailer below.
Source: MLB PR