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[Review] Battle Chasers: Nightwar

Posted on 7 months ago by (@P_Trah) in Reviews, Switch | 0 comments | 0 Likes

System: Switch
Release date: May 15, 2018
Developer: Airship Syndicate
Publisher: THQ Nordic


With the Switch’s boom in popularity over its past year, more and more developers are clamoring to get their games onto Nintendo’s newest hardware. While it’s an absolute treat to see indies and third-party developers finally wanting to invest in Nintendo, sometimes the rush to get onto the market can lead to problems along the way. While Battle Chasers: Nightwar has the makings of a solid little JRPG, it feels like it could’ve used a little bit more time before making its debut on the Switch.

During its latest financial results briefing, Nintendo said that new information about Nintendo Switch Online would be provided this month. The company delivered on its promise, updating its website with the latest details.

One big aspect we learned is that by paying for the service, you’ll be able to access cloud saves. It could especially come in handy to ensure that your save data is backed up online, and can be easily recovered in the unfortunate event that your system breaks.

Nintendo has shared the latest gameplay clip for Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion. This time around, we have a look at the Baller special weapon that’s used to traverse through a stage and take down enemies. View the footage below.


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At E3 last year, a surprising crossover fighter was announced for Switch. Studio Saizensen is working together with Nicalis on Blade Strangers, a game that features characters from Cave Story, Code of Princess, Sayonara Umihara Kawase, and more.

We recently had a chance to speak with director Toshinobu Kondo to learn more about Blade Strangers. Kondo talked with us about topics such as the game’s Story Mode, trying to create an accessible but deep fighter, and more. We also asked about keeping online lag to a minimum and making use of Switch’s features.

Our full discussion with Toshinobu Kondo can be found below.

This past week, a new month rolled right on in. Now that we’re in May, we want to know what you’ve been playing.

Have you started up something entirely new for the month? Are you playing through the new Switch version of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze? No matter the case, let us know in the comments below.

There are many, many Switch games to look forward to, but there’s one in particular that’s a very big mystery. Announced at E3 last year, Pokemon is coming to the console in some fashion. Aside from the fact that it’s a core RPG experience, almost nothing is known.

Since little has been said about Pokemon’s first true experience on Switch, that leaves the doors open to endless possibilities. And hopes and dreams!

What are you expecting out of Pokemon on Switch? What’s a feature that you’d personally like to see? Do you believe it’ll launch this year or in 2019? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

We’re not exactly sure what sort of game Smash Bros. will be on Switch. After all, Nintendo didn’t have too much to say after it was announced during the Nintendo Direct in March. Of course, the real blowout will be at E3 in June.

There is at least one thing we know about the new Smash Bros. title – there will be new characters. Inklings are joining the fray, first of all. Link was also depicted with his look from Breath of the Wild. What could that mean?

And so it’s time for a Let’s Talk discussion many of you probably could have seen coming. With a new Smash Bros. game on the horizon, we want do know: which character do you want to see in the game? It could be someone realistic, or even a character unlikely to be added to the roster. Let us know in the comments below.

Announced during the Nindies Showcase Spring 2018, The Messenger is a 2D action game influenced by classic Ninja Gaiden titles coming to the Switch. In an interview with GamesBeat, Martin Brouard–cofounder of the game’s developer, Sabotage–shares how the team is advancing the game beyond its surface level Ninja Gaiden inspirations:

It was about a couple of weeks ago that a new month rolled right in. Now that we’re in April, we want to know what you’ve been playing.

Have you started up something entirely new for the month? Are you tackling something from your backlog? Whatever the case, let us know in the comments below!

The first few months of 2018 have been a bit slow for Switch, but things are picking up in a big way next month. Nintendo has a couple of re-releases planned for May, and third-parties have a ton of titles on the way as well.

Here are some of the highlights: