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What we’ve mostly seen of Astral Chain has been advertised as a single-player experience. However, there is actually a two-player mode of sorts included.

If you detach the Joy-Con, one controller will have the controls for the cop and the second will be for the Legion – which is connected by a chain. This is the only way in which two people can play together during the dual combat sequences.

SEGA is celebrating Sonic’s anniversary with a new sale. Games for Switch, 3DS, and Wii U have been discounted on the eShops.

Here’s the full lineup of deals:

One of the announcements made during last week’s Nintendo Direct was The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for Switch. The acclaimed game will reach the system later this year.

After the reveal was made, VGC spoke with UI coordinator Alvin Liu about the port. While there are “hardware trade-offs” involving draw distance and less foliage, CD Projekt Red believes the game “looks amazing” on Switch.

Nintendo World Report has shared a little bit of gameplay (and a few technical details) for Spyro Reignited Trilogy. Check out the video below.

Update (6/18): The controller is back up on Play-Asia here after previously selling out.

Original (6/13): Play-Asia has opened pre-orders for the recently-revealed Dragon Quest Switch slime controller. If you’re interested in putting down a reservation, you can do so here.

The Nintendo-licensed wireless controller has a built-in rechargeable battery with “slime controller stands”, “treasure box stands”, and “circlet” for decoration. There’s also a continuous fire function and apparent support for the gyro sensor, according to Play-Asia’s listing.

The controller is due out in Japan on September 27. At this time, there are no plans for a western release.


Publisher Screenwave Media and developer Pixelnicks today revealed the release date for Eagle Island. The platformer launches via the eShop on July 11, the two sides have confirmed.

We have the following overview and trailer for Eagle Island:

Twitter has provided information about the games, companies and moments that drove the conversation of E3 2019. Nintendo did quite well, with the social media platform stating that the company’s Direct was the biggest moment of the show. Nintendo also took home the most tweets while Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s sequel and Animal Crossing: New Horizons were among the biggest games.

Here’s the full set of data:


Game developer Andy O’Neil has passed away at the age of 47.

O’Neil was a notable contributor to the Metroid Prime games having served as a lead technical engineer on the first two entries in the series. He also helped out in the creation of the Wii’s tech demo of Echoes that was shown at the Tokyo Game Show in 2005.

Citizens of Space has issued a launch trailer for Citizens of Space, which is now available on the Switch eShop. View the video below.

GamesBeat shared a new interview today with Charlie Scibetta, senior director of corporate communications at Nintendo of America. Scibetta weighed in on the company’s support of E3, Nintendo Labo VR, Switch’s lifespan, and more.

We’ve rounded up some of the notable topics from the interview below. You can find the full discussion on GamesBeat here.