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Hades

The rogue-like dungeon crawler Hades has earned a great deal of praise and attention since its proper launch back in September. One of the aspects players have focused on are the characters, which have spawned plenty of fan art.

Greg Kasavin, who’s behind Hades’ writing and design, spoke about the response to the game’s characters in a previous issue of EDGE. He had this to say on that topic:

Hades, Supergiant Games’ wildly successful god-like rogue-like dungeon crawler, almost went in a different direction. Co-founder Amir Rao revealed in a talk on the social app Clubhouse that early concepts didn’t feature Zagreus. Instead, it would have revolved around Theseus.

Theseus is in the game, but not in the starring role. Creative director Greg Kasavin ultimately came up with the idea to keep what Supergiant had already created, “but recast it as Zagreus.” Rao added, “I think a day or two he had convinced everyone that it was a better idea.”

This week on our Nintendo Podcast, the death-match for the GOTY commences. The lads argued so hard that it had to be a two-parter. This episode covers the biggest disappointment of 2020, honorable mentions, and the coveted GOTY award.

Check out the first half of the show where we give awards for Biggest Positive Surprise, Biggest Embarrassment, Best New Character, Best Non-2020 Game, and Best Paperweight.

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Have you ever wondered about which character has the most lines in Hades? How about the least amount of lines? And how many words were voiced in total? Supergiant Games provided the information to that and more in a new infographic today.

Here’s the full infographic:

This week on Nintendo Everything Podcast, Oni Dino and Galen are fighting to the death for the best games of 2020. The lads argued so hard that it had to be a two-parter. Check out the first half of the show where we give awards for Biggest Positive Surprise, Biggest Embarrassment, Best New Character, Best Non-2020 Game, and Best Paperweight. And do tune in later in the week for the second half of the show which will have Biggest Disappointment, Honorable Mentions, and our definitive Game of the Year 2020 award.

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A new update is now live for the Switch version of Hades. All players can access version 1.0.37119.

One of the main highlights of today’s update is the long-awaited cross-saves feature. That means after installing today’s patch, you can bring your progress from the PC version to Switch.

Supergiant Games also mentioned that today’s Switch update “includes various other improvements from our post-launch PC patches.”

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This week on Nintendo Everything Podcast, we’re doing a little giveaway. Listen to the opening portion of the episode for how to enter. Then, it’s the big stuff: Sephiroth in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. And our cynical look at The Game Awards 2020, all its announcements, and rewarding industry crunch…

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As part of a new series titled “Six Quick Things!”, Nintendo has published a new video with Greg Kasavin of Supergiant Games. Below, fans can hear about some game insights and design tidbits such as whether Zagreus always meant to be the protagonist in Hades.

This week on Nintendo Everything Podcast, there was a Switch firmware update that didn’t have folders. Galen has problems with the image transfer process, but take that with a grain of salt. Galen also finally played something other than Animal Crossing and Destiny – Hades! The Game Awards 2020 are next week, so we made a couple of predictions this week. And Universal Studios Japan announced the opening date for Super Nintendo World. But…isn’t it still unsafe to open during a pandemic? Capitalism at its finest.

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The latest episode of Nintendo Minute has gone live. In today’s video, Kit and Krysta are back with Supergiant Games to rank the characters of Hades in the final round. Check out the full episode below.

In case you missed it, you can watch the first part of the character rankings here, second part here, and third part here.