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At E3 2019, Capcom kindly invited us to their booth for some behind-closed-doors gameplay demos of their upcoming Switch releases. In part six of this series, I’ll be taking a retrospective look at my experience with Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6.

You can hear me chatting about all things gaming (and more) on our weekly podcast, available on iTunes, Spotify, and many other platforms.

For detailed impressions of both Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6, check below the break.

At E3 2019, SEGA kindly invited us to their booth for some personal time with their line-up of offerings. In part five of this series, I’ll be taking a retrospective look at my experience with a new entry in a game series that still blows my mind that it even exists: Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

You can hear me chatting about all things Nintendo (and more) on our weekly podcast, available on iTunes, Spotify, and many other platforms.

For detailed impressions of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, check below the break.

At E3 2019, Nintendo kindly invited us to their booths for a private look at their most important upcoming titles of the year. In part four of this series, we’ll be taking a look at a game I found to be a mixed bag… The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening.

You can check out footage of Oni Dino playing games from E3 on our YouTube and hear Oni Dino chat about gaming and more on our weekly podcast (available on iTunes, Spotify, and many more platforms).

For more detailed impressions of Link’s Awakening, check below the break.

At E3 2019, Nintendo kindly invited us to their booths for a private look at their most important upcoming titles of the year. In part three of this series, we’ll be taking a look at the spookiest game from Nintendo this year: Luigi’s Mansion 3.

You can check out footage of Oni Dino playing games from E3 on our YouTube and hear Oni Dino chat about E3 impressions from the show floor and more on our weekly podcast (available on iTunes, Spotify, and many more platforms).

For more detailed impressions of Luigi’s Mansion 3, check below the break.

Hello my beautiful Mario and Luigi makers! Super Mario Maker 2 is out this week so let’s chat! Takashi Tezuka has given us some pearls of info to muse on. Galen and Oni have a running argument on autorunner levels. The gang also discusses what Nintendo does with the future of Mario 2D side-scroller platformers as stand alone titles. Oni thinks they need to go a totally new direction, and he has THE BEST ideas. Nintendo, please check these out. They’re free. Oni and Galen have basically acted as creative producer on this and workshopped ‘em.

Oni and Galen then blab on about some new info on an upgraded Switch model, and consider things not only from a consumer standpoint, but from a developer’s burden point of view, as well. We muse on the big questions like, “Is the inevitable Switch model going to be a small bump or a huge leap so it can at least hold its own against the PS5 and Xbox Scarlett?” Galen brings up marketing and aiming at different markets, while Oni fights back with discussions of the slippery slope effect that the Switch could lose 3rd party support.

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System: Switch (eShop)
Release date: June 24, 2019
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom


The series has had a lot of ups and downs in the last decade, but there is no denying that as a whole, Devil May Cry is seminal – and arguably the godfather – of stylish action games that have been so popular to this day. The easy to pick up but equally as hard to master (and nonetheless an extravagant feeling while playing and joy to watch) hack-and-slash genre begins here, now playable for the first time on Switch. Having the ability to play Devil May Cry at home or on-the-go is as wonderful now as it was back then. It’s smooth, it’s nostalgic, and it’s as fun as ever on Nintendo’s console.

Just when some had thought that Nintendo’s E3 2019 Direct could be ending with the announcement of Banjo-Kazooie in Smash Bros. Ultimate, fans were treated to one more surprise. We were given a first look look at Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 with a minute-long trailer. Although gameplay wasn’t shown, Nintendo left plenty of hints and sequences that will leave fans speculating about what’s to come for months on end.

Since everyone has had a couple of weeks to sit on the news, we wanted to hold our first Let’s Talk discussion about the game. What is everyone hoping to see in Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2? What changes or improvements would you want to see Nintendo implement? Do you have any theories about the story you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments below.

System: Switch
Release date: June 21, 2019
Developer: Beenox
Publisher: Activision


As far as remakes go, Crash Team Racing is top notch. The trick with this particular remake is that the team didn’t have to significantly change anything aside from the visuals. Originally pegged as the PlayStation’s response to Mario Kart 64, Crash Team Racing has always been the more evolved kart racer. The tracks remade from the original PlayStation 1 Crash Team Racing are faithfully laid out, and its original mechanics preserved. Even with the most recent game in its rival franchise, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe might be the more refined game – some might call it stagnant – but Crash Team Racing, faithfully remade, still feels fresh and ultimately more interesting.

E3 2019 was a fantastic time for Mana fans. Not only was Collection of Mana finally announced for the west, but Trials of Mana was also revealed to be getting a full 3D remake.

At the show, we were treated to a behind-closed-doors gameplay demo, and also met with a few of the game’s developers: producers Shinichi Tatsuke and Masaru Oyamada as well as project assistant Kohei Kuroda. Tatsuke and Oyamada answered a number of our questions about how the Trials of Mana remake came to be, how difficult it was localizing the original game for Collection of Mana, what the future looks like for the series, and more.

This month at E3 2019, Nintendo kindly invited us to their booths for a private look at their most important upcoming titles of the year. In part two of this series, we’ll be taking a look at the most unexpected game of the lot: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3.

You can check out footage of Oni Dino playing games from E3 on our YouTube and hear Oni Dino chat about E3 impressions from the show floor on our weekly podcast (available on iTunes, Spotify, and many more platforms).

For more detailed impressions of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, check below the break.