Let’s get you battle ready for Wargroove
Posted on 1 day ago by Eric Zauch in Features, Switch eShop, Videos | 0 comments | 0 Likes
Games developed by Chucklefish are no laughing matter and my excitement levels for their upcoming game Wargroove, are off the scale. However, the most I’d seen of Wargroove was a couple of ancient trailers and the odd tweet. Thus, I took it upon myself to fish out a little more info and I was delighted with what I found. Now that I’m ready to boogie on down to the tactical groove, it’s time to prepare you for battle, as the war is almost here.
[Review] Warriors Orochi 4
Posted on 3 days ago by Dennis(@LyonHart_) in Reviews, Switch | 0 comments | 0 Likes
Release date: October 16, 2018
Developer: Omega Force
Publisher: Koei Tecmo
The Warriors series spans decades across a multitude of eras, spinoffs, and properties, and has become a cornerstone in what it means to have feel-good hack-and-slash gameplay that’s as fun as it is memorable and unique. Warriors Orochi itself – a crossover between the Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors series – is over ten years old now, and with each new entry has come new mechanics, more playable characters, and a story that’s as wacky as it is over-the-top with its action prowess. Warriors Orochi 4 has its biggest roster yet, spanning 170 characters across both series each with their own era, specialty, class, weapon, and fighting style. The biggest difference between this and other entries, however, is the inclusion of magic, which really helps to change things up and introduce a fresh and exciting way to execute moves and combos out on the battlefield.
Everything we know about Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy
Posted on 5 days ago by Eric Zauch in Switch eShop, Videos | 0 comments | 0 Likes
Originally a Wii game, Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon is making its way to the Switch. This time around, the game boasts a 2-player mode that is for “Every Buddy” and if you don’t have a friend an NPC will accompany you on your voyage into the dungeons. There is plenty more that is new to this version and some questions that remained unanswered. Now grab your Gysahl Greens, for this Chocobo is hungry for information and is going to need all the stamina he can get.
[Let’s Talk] What would you want out of a Switch revision?
Posted on 6 days ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Let's Talk, Switch | 0 comments | 0 Likes
One of the bigger news topics in the Switch scene recently stemmed from a Wall Street Journal report. The publication reported that Nintendo is planning some sort of revision, which would arrive in the second half of 2019.
What exactly Nintendo is planning remains unclear. The Wall Street Journal said “Nintendo is still debating what new hardware and software features to include in the upgrade and weighing the cost of the features”. The company could choose to improve the display, but that probably wouldn’t be all.
Assuming this Switch revision exists, what would you like out of it? Would you want the design to change in any way? How about slightly beefier specs? Let us know in the comments below.
Level-5 CEO on Yo-kai Watch 4 and Inazuma Eleven Ares, 20th anniversary title
Posted on 6 days ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch | 0 comments | 0 Likes
At the Tokyo Game Show last month, Japanese website 4Gamer was able to interview Level-5 CEO. Hino spoke about the company’s upcoming Switch games, Yo-kai Watch 4 and Inazuma Eleven Ares. Given what was said, it makes sense that both were delayed this past week – Yo-kai Watch 4 to Spring 2019 and Inazuma Eleven Ares to this winter.
Aside from those two titles, Hino weighed in on a couple of other topics as well. These include finally returning to TGS and brief talk about the company’s 20th anniversary title.
Monolith Soft recruitment message from Tetsuya Takahashi
Posted on 1 week ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News | 0 comments | 0 Likes
Last week, Monolith Soft opened a new recruitment page on its website. The Xenoblade developer is looking for programmers, planners, artists, designers, and management.
The page was accompanied by a lengthy message from Tetsuya Takahashi, the boss of Monolith Soft. Takahashi explains why the company is seeking new employees, among other things.
Chasm brings Castlevania gameplay to the Switch
Posted on 1 week ago by Eric Zauch in Features, Videos | 0 comments | 0 Likes
I recently fell into Chasm, an action-adventure game that borrows heavily from the exploratory Castlevania games. Many retro games have left their mark here but all the glitters is not old, and procedural generation helps Chasm build a bridge to the future. Now grab that whip, back dash to your seat, don’t drink the holy water; we’re about to find out why Chasm is deep and meaningful.
[Let’s Talk] What are you playing? – October 2018
Posted on 1 week ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Let's Talk | 0 comments | 0 Likes
Earlier in the week, a new month rolled right on in. Now that we’re in October, we want to know what you’ve been playing.
Have you started up something entirely new for the month? Giving the newly-released Super Mario Party a try? Maybe you have your attention centered on Mega Man 11 or Dragon Ball FighterZ? No matter the case, let us know in the comments below.
Hamster on Arcade Archives – Nintendo partnership, why there are weekly releases, fast pace of development
Posted on 1 week ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop | 0 comments | 0 Likes
Hamster has quickly become one of the most prolific companies when it comes to bringing back classic games. On a weekly basis, the eShop has been receiving new NeoGeo and arcade titles.
Yet what goes behind all of that? How is Hamster able to bring back these classic games on a weekly basis? In a recent interview with Famitsu, Arcade Archives producer Satoshi Hamada was brought in to answer the import questions. He spoke about working with Nintendo on its arcade titles, the reason Hamster has weekly releases, and what the fast pace of development is like.
[Interview] Golf Story dev on Wii U origins, cut ideas, and more
Posted on 2 weeks ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Interviews, Switch | 0 comments | 0 Likes
It was nearly a year ago that Golf Story debuted on Switch. With that in mind, we recently caught up with Sidebar Games about the well-regarded title.
We chatted with the studio’s Andrew Newey about a number of topics, including Golf Story’s Wii U origins and plans when it was in development for the older console. Newey also discussed some scrapped ideas (including DLC that never materialized), and we also had to ask about Sidebar’s next game – though he was understandably quiet on that front.