Sonic Mania will have more levels than any other Classic Sonic title
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First look at Europe’s exclusive Metroid: Samus Returns Legacy Edition
Posted 4 days ago by Brian in 3DS, News | 64 Comments
Whereas Metroid: Samus Returns will have a special edition in North America, Europe is receiving something that is much more special. Nintendo provided a first look at the Metroid: Samus Returns Legacy Edition today.
The Metroid: Samus Returns Legacy Edition will naturally include a copy of the game. Other than that, Nintendo is including a steelbook in the style of a Game Boy cartridge, download code for Metroid II on the 3DS Virtual Console, artbook, soundtrack CD, gold “S” pin badge, and Morph Ball 3D keyring,
Europe is getting Monster Hunter Stories on September 8
Posted 4 days ago by Brian in 3DS, News | 2 Comments
Monster Hunter Stories now has a final release date in Europe. Today, Nintendo announced that the game is set to arrive on September 8.
Monster Hunter Stories is without a concrete date in North America as of now. Nintendo is still sticking to a vague “fall” release window.
Source: Nintendo PR
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 DLC will be sold separately on Switch
Posted 4 days ago by Brian in News, Switch | 20 Comments
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is releasing on Switch about a year after the previous versions. Because of that, fans were hoping Bandai Namco would include at least some of the game’s DLC as a nice gesture. Sadly, that won’t be happening.
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 will have 87 playable characters, all of whom will be unlocked from the start for those who pick up the game before October 3 in Japan. Goku Black – a pre-order bonus on other platforms – will be included with the Switch version. Other characters such as Zamasu, Fusiin Zamasu, Frost, Bojack, Cabba, and Vegito Blue won’t be included in the main game. Instead, players will need to purchase them separately from the eShop.
Fire Emblem Warriors early technical analysis
Posted 4 days ago by Brian in Switch, Videos | 16 Comments
Yesterday, Digital Foundry offered an early technical analysis for Super Mario Odyssey based on the game’s E3 appearance. They’ve now done the same for Fire Emblem Warriors.
Comparing things to Hyrule Warriors, Fire Emblem Warriors sees an increase in resolution. The Wii U game ran at 720p while the new Switch title runs between 900p and 1080p. Digital Foundry adds that Fire Emblem Warriors features more detailed character models and more enemies on screen at once.
Nintendo highlights upcoming games slated for 3DS
Posted 4 days ago by Brian in 3DS, News | 9 Comments
Need a refresher as to what’s coming to 3DS for the remainder of 2017 and early 2018? Nintendo has you covered. The company put out an announcement highlighting the system’s upcoming release schedule.
Here’s the full announcement:
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– With the E3 video game conference in the rear-view mirror, Nintendo is now looking ahead to all the great games coming to Nintendo 3DS this year. This includes games in some of gaming’s most popular and long-running franchises. Nintendo is highlighting many of these upcoming Nintendo 3DS games, including Metroid: Samus Returns, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions, Pokémon Ultra Sun, Pokémon Ultra Moon, Hey! PIKMIN and LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy, the next game in the popular Layton series starring a new super-smart detective.
“Throughout the rest of the year and into 2018, the Nintendo 3DS family of systems will see the launch of some great games in a variety of different genres starring all sorts of fan-favorite characters,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “With new entries into an already robust library of more than 1,000 games in some of gaming’s most iconic franchises, Nintendo 3DS owners new and seasoned have something to look forward to this year.”
Highlights of the upcoming Nintendo 3DS games include:
TumbleSeed getting a “4 Peaks Update” soon – new content, balance changes, more
Posted 4 days ago by Brian in News, Switch eShop | 1 Comment
The developers of TumbleSeed have finished up a new “4 Peaks Update” that should be released soon on Switch. It’s already out on Steam, and the patch notes are in. The update will add new content, implements balance changes, and more.
Continue on below for the full patch notes.
Unbox: Newbie’s Adventure coming to Switch in Q4
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Update: Although not officially confirmed, Unbox: Newbie’s Adventure might be seeing a physical release on Switch. A boxart image has surfaced on 365Games:
Original: Merge Games and Prospect Games announced today that Unbox: Newbie’s Adventure will be heading to Switch in Q4.
Below is an overview of the game:
“Assuming the guise of Newbie, a cardboard box, players must bounce and roll their way through glorious 3D worlds filled with scenic vistas, mountains, islands and the like. Newbie’s lot in life is to prove his worth as a sentient, self-delivering package and in doing so save the Global Postal Service from bankruptcy.
As a living cardboard box, Newbie can explore epic worlds accepting missions and challenges as he goes. Along the way he’ll meet new friends, discover a plethora of collectables and uncover oodles of super-secrets. Of course, there are unfriendly inhabitants out there too, the Wild Cards and their boss are out to ruin the GPS. Only by completing challenges and collecting reward stamps will Newbie be able to square up to menacing world Bosses!
In addition to a single-player adventure mode, Unbox: Newbie’s Adventure also offers classic split-screen action. Up to four friends can gather together and challenge each other in madcap speed races and last-man-standing battles. Endless cardboard carnage awaits as players create their own customisable Tournaments, playing on dedicated multiplayer maps.”
We’ve included a trailer below that offers a good look at Unbox: Newbie’s Adventure.
Overcooked: Special Edition will be on Switch this summer
Posted 4 days ago by Brian in News, Switch eShop | 2 Comments
Overcooked: Special Edition was announced for Switch a few months back. There’s been no word on a release date just yet, but we do have a release window now.
One fan asked the official Overcooked Twitter account when the game will be launching on Switch. A simple but effective answer was given: this summer.
"summer" ; )
— Overcooked (@Overcookedgame) June 21, 2017
When we have a specific release date for Overcooked on Switch, we’ll let you know.
Release date: June 23, 2017
At E3 last year, Nintendo showcased a brand new 3DS game from Grezzo. An action RPG curated by the team that gave us the Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask remakes, Ever Oasis gives us a look into the developer’s own original ideas and concepts and very much showcases what they can do. Is this creative idea enough to revive life into the 3DS, or should everybody find their own oasis back on the Switch?