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Arcade Archives Master of Weapon

Master of Weapon is joining the Arcade Archives series on Switch, Hamster announced today. It will be available on February 15, 2024.

Master of Weapon was originally made by Taito in 1989. The shoot ’em up game involves players attempting to take down the mutant entity known as “N” who has essentially taken over Earth.

Master of Weapon will be sold digitally on the Switch eShop. Pricing is set at $7.99 / €6.99 / £6.29.

Yoshitaka Murayama

We’re sad to report that Yoshitaka Murayama has passed away following complications with an ongoing illness.

Murayama’s will be remembered for his work on the Suikoden franchise as he was the creator. Additionally, he was the director and scenario writer for Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes, which is set for release in just a couple of months.

Murayama was also the head of Rabbit & Bear Studios, and the news was shared on the company’s official website. We’ve attached the full statement below.


DNF Duel Monk

Nexon, Neople, Arc System Works, and Eighting have announced Monk as the latest DLC character for DNF Duel. As of now there’s no word on a release date.

The official description reads: “Brace yourselves, Monk is coming! Get ready for intense Holy Fist battles in DNF DUEL. The stage is set for divine justice—are you up for the challenge?”

Publisher Prototype and developer LIFE0 have announced via the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu magazine that romantic visual novel Seven Days will be making its way to Switch. The game is slated to release in Japan sometime in 2024.

Seven Days initially released in Japan on PC in 2017, before receiving a PS Vita version in 2018 and a localized Steam version in late 2019. Players of the Switch version can look forward to extra CG added from the PS Vita version, the extra chapter “The Purple Envelope”, as well as Switch-exclusive features such as touchscreen functionality and one-handed Joy-Con support.

For more information on Seven Days, check the following overview.

Caveman Ransom

Publisher Ratalaika Games, along with developer Seep, have announced that Caveman Ransom will launch on Switch this week. It will be available on February 16, 2024.

Caveman Ransom is a 16-bit style platformer with 50 levels, five bosses, and different weapons and items. More information can be found in the following overview:

Rebel Transmute release date

Rebel Transmute now has a release date and the game isn’t too far away. The game launches for Switch on March 14, 2024, with JanduSoft handling publishing.

Rebel Transmute was previously confirmed for Switch in 2022 after being funded on Kickstarter. Read more about it in the following overview:

Piczle Cross Story of Seasons

Nintendo has updated the Japanese release schedule on its platforms for the week of February 22, 2023. Here’s a look at the upcoming digital download schedule:


Minecraft Universal Studios Experience DLC

Minecraft just revealed a new collaboration DLC, this time for the Universal Studios Experience.

This special map combines legendary attractions and experiences inspired by Universal Destinations and Experiences around the world as well as throughout the theme parks’ history. Players will start at the gates of Universal Studios as Woody Woodpecker asks for help in restoring the letters on the Universal globe. Rides, souvenir shops, minigames, and more characters like Shrek and E.T. will appear along the way.

Tomb Raider I-III Remastered frame rate resolution

In Digital Foundry’s latest technical analysis covering Tomb Raider I-III Remastered Starring Lara Croft, which covers aspects such as frame rate and resolution. Overall it seems that Aspyr did an admirable job with the project.

Here’s the full rundown of notable tidbits:


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