Monster Hunter XX launches for Switch in Japan on August 25
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Capcom announced Monster Hunter XX for Switch out of nowhere last night. At the Monster Hunter Championship 2017 event today, the company announced that it’ll be releasing on August 25.
The retail version will cost 5,800. Digitally, it’ll be a bit less at 5,546 yen.
Sonic Mania apparently launching on August 15
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Sonic Mania appears to have a final release date. The game now has an official page on Steam, which shows a release date of August 15. SEGA has not yet officially announced this date so the news may very well have been uncovered early.
Sonic Mania was originally planned for release in Spring 2017. SEGA ended up delaying the game to an unspecified period during the summer. With E3 right around the corner, we should be hearing about the new August 15 date soon.
Monster Hunter XX coming to Switch
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Monster Hunter XX is coming to Switch, Capcom has announced.
More details about this version of the game will be shared at the Monster Hunter Championship 2017 on Saturday. This will include a Japanese release date for the game.
For the time being, access a teaser site for the Switch version of Monster Hunter XX here.
Monster Hunter XX is an expanded version of Monster Hunter Generations. Generations came out in the west on 3DS last year. In Japan, Capcom released Monster Hunter XX on the same portable back in March.
FIFA for Switch playable at EA Play 2017 next month
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EA won’t have a traditional press conference at E3 this year. That’s in large part because the publisher is hosting its own event dedicated for fans, known as EA Play 2017.
The full lineup for EA Play 2017 was announced today. Interestingly, FIFA on Switch will be playable for the first time (as of now it’s not using the FIFA 18 name by the way).
EA Play 2017 will take place on the following days / times at the Hollywood Palladium:
Saturday June 10 from 4pm – 8pm
Sunday June 11 from 12pm – 6pm
Monday June 12 from 12pm – 5pm
EA Play 2017 will be fully open to the public. Free tickets can be ordered here.
Source: EA PR
Nintendo Download (5/25/17, North America) – Ultra Street Fighter II, Disgaea, The Girl and the Robot, more
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This week’s North American Nintendo Downloads are as follows:
Astro Duel Deluxe – $14.99 (available Tuesday)
Disgaea 5 Complete – $59.99
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers – $39.99 (available Friday)
ACA NeoGeo The King of Fighters ’99 – $7.99
[Review] Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers
Posted on 1 month ago by Dennis(@LyonHart_) in Reviews, Switch, Switch eShop | 21 Comments | 0 Likes
Release date: May 26, 2017
Chances are nowadays that when you talk to someone about fighting games, one of the first titles to come to mind is Street Fighter. The series has spanned decades, with 2017 marking its 30th anniversary which is further celebrated with the updated release of one of the most seminal fighting games of all time, Street Fighter II. Before the imminent release of Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers on Switch, the game had already returned many times in the past. To some this may seem excessive, but for the most hardcore of Street Fighter fans, it’s a way to continually preserve the history of one of the most successful fighting game franchises of all time, as well as one of the most important titles in the series. However you look at it, Ultra Street Fighter II has a lot to love about it if you’re an avid Street Fighter fan, but may leave a lot to be desired to those looking to jump in for the first time or have casually spent time with the series over the last three decades.
First trailer for Netflix’s Castlevania animated series, premieres on July 7
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The first trailer is now online for Netflix’s Castlevania animated series. On top of that, we have a release date of July 7.
Here’s the video:
— Netflix LATAM (@NetflixLAT) May 24, 2017
The new Castlevania show follows “the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepe himself.” According to producer Adi Shankar, it’s based on Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse. Shankar also previously said that it will be “very much Castlevania done in the vein of Game of Thrones” with very mature content.
Nintendo Download (5/25/17, Europe) – Ultra Street Fighter II, Disgaea 5, The King of Fighters ’99, more
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This week’s European Nintendo Downloads are as follows:
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers – €39.99 (available Friday)
Disgaea 5 Complete – €59.99 (available Friday)
ACA NeoGeo The King of Fighters ’99 – €6.99
Wii U Retail
Darksiders Warmastered Edition – €19.99
Media Create sales (5/15/17 – 5/21/17)
The latest Japanese hardware sales from Media Create are as follows:
Switch – 26,114
New 3DS LL – 13,922
PS4 – 12,325
PS4 Pro – 4,989
Vita – 4,088
2DS – 2,732
New 3DS – 1,406
PS3 – 327
Wii U – 184
Xbox One – 103
For comparison’s sake, here are the hardware numbers from last week:
Switch – 24,712
New 3DS LL – 13,643
PS4 – 12,334
PS4 Pro – 4,961
Vita – 4,114
2DS – 2,862
New 3DS – 1,021
PS3 – 325
Wii U – 157
Xbox One – 149
And here are the software charts:
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle art leaks
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Update: WWG has now posted the full piece of art:
Original: The first piece of art has leaked from Ubisoft and Nintendo’s upcoming collaboration game for Switch, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. Twitter user FatalFlowey posted the image that shows one Rabbid wearing a Princess Peach outfit.
Earlier this month, Kotaku reported that Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle would be launching in August or September. The site also mentioned having seen art featuring “Mario and crew wielding guns that shoot laser beams.” We can confirm that the image above is a small section of that asset.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is apparently being build with Ubisoft’s Snowdrop engine. The game is said to be including turn-based combat, two-player local co-op, and a “goofy sense of humor,” according to Kotaku’s article.