Bayonetta 3’s new gameplay (and drama), Bravely Default remaster teased, Cuphead Collector’s Edition, and more | Nintendo Everything Refresh Ep. 028
Posted on 1 month ago by Nicholas Serpa in Podcast, Switch | 0 comments
Bayonetta 3 will be hacking and slashing its way onto the Switch in a matter of days, and fans were treated to very long, very bonkers trailer last week showing off a ton of the game. Join your hosts Nick, Nicolas and Luiz as they discuss how the game is shaping up and some of the cooler details revealed last week. They’ll also discuss Bravely Default and teases of a remaster by the original game’s producer, a unique Cuphead Collector’s Edition coming soon, and more!
[Let’s Talk] Pokemon Scarlet or Pokemon Violet?
Posted on 1 month ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Let's Talk, Switch | 0 comments
We’re about a month away from the launch of Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet, the latest entry in the legendary franchise that started up over 25 years ago. The games will largely be the same, but like past entries, a few details will set them apart.
Something we saw with the original games is that a few select creatures were exclusive to each version, and that’s once again the case here. As one example, Koraidon is the main Legendary Pokemon for Scarlet while Miraidon is the Violet counterpart. Additionally, those playing Pokemon Scarlet will encounter Professor Sada while Pokemon Violet has Professor Turo. Small outfit changes are also included. You can find more information here.
So which version are you thinking of going for? Maybe you plan on picking up both? Let us know in the comments.
Release Date: September 27, 2022
Developer: Tunic Team
The gaming industry has certainly experienced a rise in the popularity of indie games within the last several years. From Shovel Knight to Undertale, Celeste, or Hades, these games have made a huge splash in the scene, and have coincidentally all made their way onto Switch. Indeed, the platform has found itself to be quite the reliable indie game machine, and as such it feels only fitting that Tunic, a little indie marvel that landed on Xbox earlier this year, would find its way here. It certainly feels right at home on the system, and I definitely enjoyed my time with it; the concept of an indie Zelda-like 2D adventure game remains novel and captivating, and I welcome more entries in the genre. Tunic is definitely a solid little title with some neat ideas, but it doesn’t quite break the mold in the way that the indie classics I mentioned earlier might have.
[Review] Chaos;Head Noah / Chaos;Child Double Pack
Posted on 1 month ago by Dennis Gagliardotto(@LyonHart_) in Reviews, Switch | 0 comments
Release Date: October 7, 2022
Publisher: Spike Chunsoft
The Science Adventure series by Mages has long been a popular series thanks to the explosive Steins;Gate that captivated audiences over a decade ago, but outside of Japan, it has always seen spotty launch schedules and with entries that aren’t necessarily in chronological order. Though this hasn’t been entirely problematic due to the mostly standalone nature of every entry, one of the most highly requested for some time was the game that began it all: Chaos;Head. With the Double Pack on Switch, we’re now finally seeing Chaos;Head localized for the first time with its updated Chaos;Head Noah version seen in 2009 packaged in with Chaos;Child which had been previously released in the west on PS Vita. As masters of the visual novel genre, Mages has once again provided a package that is must-have for fans of the Science Adventure series, and for those that have yet to play any of them, what better place to drop in than with the original games that started it all?
[Let’s Talk] The Super Mario Bros. Movie first trailer reactions
Posted on 1 month ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, Let's Talk | 0 comments
The day many were waiting for finally arrived this week with the first trailer for The Super Mario Bros. Movie. Nintendo even decided to show off the teaser by broadcasting it in a special Nintendo Direct. The trailer was obviously the main point of the whole thing, but we did get to hear a few words from Shigeru Miyamoto, Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri, Chris Pratt (the voice of Mario), and Jack Black (the voice of Bowser).
Now that the dust has settled on the first trailer, what are thoughts on what was shown? How are you feeling about Mario’s look in the movie? Are you liking (or disliking) what you’ve heard from Chris Pratt and Jack Black? Let us know in the comments below.
Release Date: September 22, 2022
Developer: Square Enix / Lancarse
Publisher: Square Enix
To say that Square Enix has had a busy year would be an understatement. Between high profile new IPs and the return of older games that few will have heard of and fewer still would have played the first time around, it was easy to overlook The DioField Chronicle, which was given somewhat muted fanfare despite the big names attached to it: co-developed by Lancarse (who recently co-developed Monark, but are perhaps better known for their work on Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey with Atlus), music by Ramin Djawadi and Brandon Campbell (of Game of Thrones fame), and with artwork by Isamu Kamikokuryo (Final Fantasy XII and Final Fantasy XIII), it seemed as though this would be one of Square Enix’s hits for the year. But is this a chronicle for the ages, or better left on the shelf?
[Review] The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero
Posted on 2 months ago by Elias in Reviews, Switch | 0 comments
Release Date: September 27, 2022
Publisher: NIS America
Crossbell was once a sleepy little town, but coming back from three years abroad, Lloyd Bannings finds it to be filled with the hustle and bustle more befitting of a larger city. Taking on a new special assignment at the local police department, he finds that a lot has changed since he left to become a detective. With Crossbell growing at a huge pace and the peoples’ faith in the police at an all time low, Lloyd’s assignment at the Special Support Section (SSS for short) couldn’t have come at a more pivotal time. Saving kids from sewers, finding lost pets, and walking old folks home may not be the most lucrative work, but with the media tearing the department down with every news article and many others desperate to see the SSS team fail, one kind of wonders what all is going on behind the scenes, and why people are so keen to see it fall…
[Review] Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris
Posted on 2 months ago by Dawn in Reviews, Switch | 0 comments
Release date: September 30, 2022
Publisher: Bandai Namco
If you were into anime in the 2010s (and probably even if you weren’t), it’s likely that you’ve heard of Sword Art Online. An immensely popular series of light novels by Reki Kawahara, it has since spawned several shows, movies, and, of course, video games. The world of Sword Art Online seems to lend itself perfectly to a video game format, and the series has capitalized on its MMO premise to release several titles across various platforms over the years. Alicization Lycoris is the most recent game of the franchise, releasing in 2020 on other platforms, and has now finally made its way to the Switch two years later following Hollow Realization and Fatal Bullet. But if you pick it up, will you want to log out?
[Let’s Talk] What are you playing? – October 2022
Posted on 2 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Let's Talk | 0 comments
A new month started up today. Now that we’re in October, we want to know what you’ve been playing.
Have you been splatting your way through Splatoon 3? Going through other new games like The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero or Life is Strange: Arcadia Bay Collection? No matter the case, let us know in the comments.
[Interview] Catching up with Harry McEntire, the voice of Noah in Xenoblade Chronicles 3
Posted on 2 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Interviews, Switch | 0 comments
Nintendo Everything recently had the opportunity to speak with Harry McEntire, who played the role of Noah in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. The RPG has been one of the biggest games of the year, and many fans would say that McEntire had a memorable performance.
During our discussion, we talked about the challenges involved, what was most memorable to record, and interest in returning to the role of Noah in the future. You can read our full interview below.