Nintendo NY hosting Super NES Classic Edition midnight launch party
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Nintendo NY has announced a special event for the Super NES Classic Edition. The hardware will be going on sale on midnight, which will be proceeded by a party. The first 150 people at 4 PM on September 28 will be given the opportunity to purchase the SNES Classic Edition. It will become available to the public at 9 AM the following morning.
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:
More: TGS 2017
Atlus has a new Etrian Odyssey V trailer focusing on the Harbinger class. We have the video along with a brief introduction below.
Wielding both a giant scythe and the mysterious energy known as miasma, Harbingers are reapers of destruction ready to protect you at a moment’s notice. Besides being able to dish out the damage by cutting down swaths of enemies, Harbingers can harness the powers of miasma to help the party or hurt enemies. Using TP, they can summon powerful miasma armor with passive support or status ailment abilities (like curse, paralyze, etc…). Be warned though, wearing the armor will drain a little bit of HP. They might be an unconventional class, but can be a force to be reckoned with in the right hands.
The End is Nigh’s physical release will include an instruction booklet, secret freebie
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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
Posted 6 hours ago by Brian in News, Switch | 28 Comments
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.
Image & Form teases special content unlock for reaching 100% completion in SteamWorld Dig 2
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Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop giving out 3DS theme with purchase of Pokemon Gold / Silver
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A trio of retailers are planning a special bonus for Pokemon Gold / Pokemon Silver on the Virtual Console. Amazon, Best Buy, and GameStop are all providing the theme pictured above. The offer applies to both versions of the game.
Panic Button working on Doom, Rocket League for Switch
Posted 7 hours ago by Brian in News, Switch | 3 Comments
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.