Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 arrives on Switch this fall in Japan
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The latest issue of V-Jump finally shares an update on the Switch version of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. According to the magazine, it’ll be out this fall in Japan (and in the west as well, we’d assume).
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 will have six-person ad-hoc play, two-player battles using the Joy-Con controllers, and the ability to use Kamehameha through the motion sensor on Switch. Those who buy the game will also be provided with a code to unlock all playable characters from the main story of the previous game early.
April 2017 NPD: Switch sells over 280,000 units, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe more than 550,000 copies
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Nintendo has shared some preliminary information about the latest NPD report. During the month of April, Switch hardware and one game in particular stood out.
Switch was the best-selling piece of gaming hardware in the U.S. last month at over 280,000 units. It’s the second month in a row that Switch has come out on top in gaming hardware sales. In Nintendo’s announcement today, the company said that “April sales of Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems (more than 68,000 units sold) combined to make up almost half of all hardware sales across all dedicated video game systems.”
[Review] Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Posted 1 week ago by Vincent Ward in 3DS, Reviews | 12 Comments | 0 Likes
Release date: May 19, 2017
Developer:: Intelligent Systems
As an avid Fire Emblem fan, I have a lot of respect for how far the series has come, especially considering that Awakening was supposed to be the final entry. It’s clear that the new direction for these games clicked very well with western players, breathing new life into a tired chain of tactical RPGs. If essentially “waifu-ing” Fire Emblem up and making the games overall easier to play meant I could still get my Fire Emblem fix every other year, then so be it. However, with Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentina, the developers decided to draw the series back to its roots by remaking the Japan-exclusive Famicom game Fire Emblem Gaiden.
Ubisoft says it has an unannounced game for Switch
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Ubisoft reported its latest financial results today. The news was accompanied by a financial call, which is currently taking place.
During the call, Ubisoft commented directly on Switch. The company is reported as having said that it has “new games on Switch” including one that isn’t announced. Also stated is that there are one or two other titles as well, which may be referring to previously-revealed titles such as Rayman Legends – Definitive Edition and Monopoly.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is one Ubisoft game that has been heavily rumored for Switch. It’s speculated to feature turn-based combat, two-player local co-op, and a “goofy sense of humor” with playable characters including Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Peach, plus four Rabbids dressed up as Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, and Peach. If this project exists – which we do believe is real – E3 would be a good place to announce it.
Sonic Forces will let players make their own character
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SEGA is giving players more control with Sonic Forces. For the first time in the series’ history, players will be able to create and play as their own custom character.
SEGA revealed today that Sonic Forces’ third gameplay style is a powerful gadget touting customizable character. You’ll be able to fully customize how it plays and looks.
Here’s what you need to know:
“In this just announced gameplay style, players will be equipping their custom Hero Character with one of a variety of powerful unique gadgets called Wispons. Wispons are an evolution of the Color Powers from Sonic Colors and double as both offensive abilities and as a way to platform through levels quickly. Along with the Wispon, the Hero Character will have a grappling hook they can utilize to quickly traverse across zones. Players can also customize the Hero Character’s looks by choosing and swapping between hundreds of accessories and outfit options to change the character’s appearance as they play through the game.”
Sonic Forces features seven base animal types that players can select from, each with varying special abilities:
ARMS Direct announced for tomorrow, will include new Splatoon 2 trailer
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Nintendo has just announced a new Direct presentation focusing specifically on ARMS. However, a new trailer for Splatoon 2 will be included as well.
The presentation will take place at the following times:
– 3 PM PT
– 6 PM ET
– 11 PM in the UK
– 12 AM in Europe
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) May 16, 2017
Harvest Moon: Light of Hope announced for Switch
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Harvest Moon: Light of Hope is coming to Switch in addition to PlayStation 4 and Steam, Natsume has announced. The game will be playable at E3 2017 next month.
We have the following overview of the game:
“In Harvest Moon: Light of Hope, players begin the game as they set out looking for a fresh start and new surroundings. During their voyage, their ship is hit by a monsoon and goes down. As they drift into a small harbor town, now in a shambles from the storm, it will be up to the player to help rebuild the town and save the lighthouse…but it won’t be easy! Nevertheless, with some hard work growing crops, tending livestock, and gathering materials for repairs, players will be able to make new friends, start a family, revive the lighthouse, and save the town!”
Today’s announcement did not include a release date, but Light of Hope is intended to celebrate the series’ 20th anniversary. We should be seeing first footage at E3.
Head past the break for today’s full announcement.
Splatoon 2 – Squid Sisters Stories – chapter 6
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Nintendo is back with the continuation of the Squid Sisters Stories for Splatoon 2. This new initiative intends to tell the tale of Callie and Marie following the final Splatfest.
Read up on the sixth chapter in the story below. For previous entries, head on over here.
New Switch update out now (version 2.3.0)
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Nintendo has released a new firmware for Switch. All system owners should now have access to version 2.3.0.
Like the past couple of updates, today’s update isn’t massively exciting. Nintendo’s single patch note is as follows: “General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience”.
The data for today’s update should download automatically if it hasn’t already. However, you can also manually initiate the download in system settings.
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 confirmed for Switch, first details
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Following up on today’s LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 announcement, we can now officially say that it’s heading to Switch. Oddly though, there is no release date just yet. While other versions of the game are planned for November 14, the Switch version is planned for “this holiday.”
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 will feature “iconic Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains from different eras and realities, along with signature LEGO humor”. The game “transports players into a cosmic battle across a myriad of Marvel locations ripped from time and space into the incredible open hub world of Chronopolis.”
Read up on today’s announcement below for additional details.