UK software sales (Week ending 03/25/2017)
Posted on 11 months ago by Matt(@OnePunchMaz) in 3DS, News, Switch, Wii U | 2 Comments | 0 Likes
Famitsu’s most wanted games (3/26/17)
It’s time for the latest Famitsu‘s most wanted games chart. Splatoon 2 has now shot into the top five, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is in the top ten, The Great Ace Attorney 2 appears for the first time, and more.
Head past the break for the full chart. All votes were cast between March 9 and March 15.
[Review] I Am Setsuna
Posted on 11 months ago by Dennis(@LyonHart_) in Reviews, Switch | 46 Comments | 0 Likes
System: Switch (eShop)
Release date: March 3, 2017
Developer: Tokyo RPG Factory
Publisher Square Enix
Sometimes nostalgia gets the best of us. We look back on the vast history of video games and how far we’ve come, what’s changed and what hasn’t, for better or for worse. There are certain mechanics that evolve so much over time throughout all genres that we tend to forget how things once were when they became innovative for their time. The RPG genre has come a long way, stepping away from the linearity and turn-based tradition and heading more towards an open-world and free-form combat in a flashy hack-n-slash fashion. Sometimes, however, you want to go back to basics and back to a time that makes you fall in love with the genre all over again and elicits strong feelings of nostalgia and purity that may have faded over time as we’ve grown. I Am Setsuna brings us back to the 90’s at a time when Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger, Parasite Eve, and a slew of other Square titles were pushing a new wave of gameplay with their Active Time Battle systems – ATB for short – where you could attack at any given point once a meter was filled rather than wait your turn in a chess-like fashion like traditional RPGs. I Am Setsuna not only brings us back to a time where RPGs were at their best thanks to their deep worlds, battle systems, and innocent art styles, but brings with it a reimagining to a forgotten style of gameplay that feels fantastic to have back in a modern take.
21 minutes of Has-Been Heroes footage on Switch
Posted on 11 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Switch, Videos | 0 comments | 0 Likes
More footage from Has-Been Heroes has surfaced, now specifically from the Switch version. Take a look at 21 minutes of gameplay below.
Pre-order updates (3/26/17)
Posted on 11 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS, News, Switch, Wii U | 0 comments | 0 Likes
Below are the latest Nintendo products that can be currently pre-ordered at retailers:
* Save 20 percent on pre-orders with Amazon Prime or Best Buy’s GCU. 20 percent off pre-orders on Amazon Canada as well. On Amazon UK, it’s £2 off.
Has Been Heroes – GameStop
LEGO City Undercover – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Puyo Puyo Tetris – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Disgaea 5 Complete – Amazon, Best Buy
Ultra Street Fighter II – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Arms – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Sonic Mania Collector’s Edition – GameStop
Splatoon 2 – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
NBA 2K18 – Amazon, Best Buy
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Amazon, Best Buy
Fire Emblem Warriors – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Super Mario Odyssey – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
FIFA – Amazon, Best Buy
Minecraft: Switch Edition – Amazon, Best Buy
Redout – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 – Amazon, Best Buy
Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure – Amazon (new), GameStop
Troll & I – Amazon
Darksiders Warmastered Edition – Amazon
Runbow Pocket Deluxe Edition – New 3DS only – Amazon, GameStop, Best Buy
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia – Amazon, GameStop
Farming Simulator 18 – Amazon
RPG Maker Fes – Amazon
Culdcept Revolt – Amazon
Fire Emblem Warriors – Amazon, GameStop
Fire Emblem Echoes – Alm & Celica – Best Buy
Shin Megami Tensei Switch – new image
Posted on 11 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Images, Switch | 61 Comments | 0 Likes
At the end of the Atlus New Title Announcement Special Spring 2017 live stream, the same Shin Megami Tensei trailer from January was shown. However, one extremely brief scene was added with the image above.
Atlus didn’t have anything new to say about the Shin Megami Tensei Switch project otherwise. Since development is still fairly on, don’t expect to see it until 2018 (in Japan) at the earliest.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild devs on starting out with 10 people, showing Miyamoto the 2D prototype, Great Plateau made first, more
IGN caught up with Zelda: Breath of the Wild director Hidemaro Fujibayashi, technical director Takuhiro Dohta, and art director Satoru Takizawa to discuss the game’s creation in greater depth. Some interesting comments were shared about the game’s development. Fujibayashi, Dohta, and Takizawa talked about starting out with a small team, the 2D prototype, making The Great Plateau first, and more.
You can find a summary we’ve done below. For the full piece, head on over to IGN here.
Reggie says Nintendo will “have a big E3 this year”, showcasing games for both Switch and 3DS
You never quite know what you’ll get out of Nintendo from E3. A few years ago, the big N ditched conferences on stage in favor of Digital Events. In 2016, they scrapped its usual pre-recorded presentation entirely and had Zelda: Breath of the Wild as its only playable game.
So what’s in store for this year? Going off of a new statement from Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime, who recently spoke with Fox News, fans can expect “a big E3”. In addition to games for Switch, Nintendo will be showing what it has in store for 3DS.
Reggie’s full words:
Reggie on being a Nintendo fan, gaming industry’s unpredictable nature, reaction to Switch, more
Posted on 11 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in 3DS, General Nintendo, Switch, Videos | 3 Comments | 0 Likes
Fox News has a new interview up with Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America. Reggie spoke about his early days of playing Nintendo games starting with the SNES, how the gaming industry can be unpredictable, the early reaction to Switch, and more. View the full interview below.
Thanks to Jake for the tip.
[Let’s Talk] Splatoon 2 Global Testfire impressions
Posted on 11 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Let's Talk, Switch | 31 Comments | 0 Likes
Splatoon 2 will be ready sometime this summer. However, Nintendo has been giving fans an early taste of the game with Splatoon 2 Global Testfire. Hour-long sessions have been taking place since yesterday, allowing players to battle against others online.
How many of you have had a chance to give Splatoon 2 Global Testfire a go? What do you think of the controls and new Muscle Musselforge Fitness stage? Did any of you skip the first title and might be willing to give this one a shot? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.