[Let’s Talk] The end of Wii U
Posted 5 months ago by 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 5 months ago by 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 5 months ago by 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 5 months ago by 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 5 months ago by 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.
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 6 months ago by 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 6 months ago by Jakob Vujovic 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.
Update: Thanks to everyone who entered! Here are our winners:
North America: NidoPlebe, Evan_Bee
Europe: Admirau, Keitaro87
The excellent Quest of Dungeons launched on the Wii U and 3DS eShops this past week, and we have a few codes to hand out to you lovely people. We have four codes up for grabs: two for North America and two for Europe. They’re specific to Wii U (meaning you need a Wii U to redeem), but you’ll also be able to download the 3DS version as cross-buy is supported.
To enter, leave a comment below telling us about your favorite experience with a roguelike / dungeon crawler. Please be sure to specify your region to ensure that we can count your entry. The four winners will be selected randomly.
We’ll close the giveaway at 8:59 PM PT / 11:59 PM ET on October 7, which is 4:59 AM in the UK / 5:59 AM in Europe on October 8. Best of luck to everyone!
[Review] Paper Mario: Color Splash
Posted 6 months ago by Brian in Reviews, Wii U | 79 Comments | 0 Likes
System: Wii U
Release date: October 7, 2016
Developer: Intelligent Systems
To a certain degree, Paper Mario might just be the most popular spin-off series that the overall Mario franchise has spawned. What Paper Mario lacks in number of titles, it more than compensates with its fleshed out and devastatingly charismatic worlds – for the most part. Home to some of Nintendo fans’ favorite titles, it’s no understatement to say this collection of games might just be one of the best the big N continues to put out, which is why it so confusing they haven’t been treating it that way. With a more than all over the place prequel on 3DS, Color Splash brings this series back to the home console, and hopes to right the wrongs Sticker Star caused. Now, despite looking, feeling, and sounding just like Sticker Star 2, rest easy, because Paper Mario: Color Splash is anything but.