[Review] Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana
Posted on 3 hours ago by Philip(@P_Trah) in Reviews, Switch | 0 comments | 0 Likes
Release date: June 26, 2018
Publisher: NIS America
Nihon Falcom, or just Falcom as they’re more commonly known today, is a Japanese video game developer known for producing some of the earliest JRPGs alongside rival companies previously known as Square and Enix. Although Falcom has a history of developing their many titles for PC, titles will often get ported onto consoles after the fact for a broader audience to experience. For a very long time, Falcom was mainly focusing on the PlayStation family of consoles, but with the incredible success of Switch, Nintendo is getting a port of Falcom’s latest entry in the Ys series – Ys VIII: The Lacrimosa of Dana. Falcom as a company has a lot of history under its belt, but how does Ys VIII live up to its hearty legacy?
Posted on 2 days ago by Dennis(@LyonHart_) in Reviews, Switch | 0 comments | 0 Likes
Release date: June 21, 2018
Publisher: PM Studios
Music does a lot for the soul, whether you’re an avid listener of a multitude of genres or a musician yourself, and that’s why I’ve always felt that rhythm games were one of the best places to escape reality. While we’ve seen the rhythm genre take on multiple forms and have its highs and lows, at the end of the day it’s the games that focus on the music and accessibility more than anything else that shine the most and remain consistent in relevancy and lifespan. With MUSYNX’s eclectic library of music and ease of access for beginners and veterans alike, I think we can safely add it to a promising new wave of rhythm games looking to blend forward-thinking ideas with an extremely clean interface where it’s just you and the music.
[Let’s Talk] E3 2018 reactions
Posted on 2 days ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, Let's Talk, Switch | 0 comments | 0 Likes
Just like that, another E3 is in the books. After a week of jam-packed news, trailers, and more, the expo has drawn to a close.
There was plenty to look at throughout the week, but the main event for us was on Tuesday with the Nintendo Direct. Smash Bros. Ultimate had its expected blowout, but a few other games were shown as well. Daemon X Machina and Super Mario Party were announced, Fire Emblem: Three Houses was unveiled, the new Xenoblade Chronicles 2 story content was shown, and a few leaked games were confirmed – Fortnite, Dragon Ball FighterZ, and Overcooked 2. There were a few other goodies spread out throughout the week including the release of the latest Xenoblade Chronicles 2 DLC and Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion, Arcade Archives Donkey Kong, and a meaty Octopath Traveler demo.
There were some notable omissions. Yoshi for Switch wasn’t present, and has been pushed back to 2019. Metroid Prime 4 was also nowhere to be seen, though that might not be too surprising considering we only saw a logo last year. Nintendo also had nothing to say about 3DS at all – including during the Treehouse streams – so we’ll have to wait a bit longer for new looks at WarioWare Gold, Luigi’s Mansion, and Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr’s Journey.
Since E3 has wrapped up, how is everyone feeling about Nintendo’s presence? Were you pleased with what was shown, or were you left wanting more? What are your thoughts on Smash Bros. Ultimate and Ridley’s inclusion? Let us know in the comments below.
Nintendo at E3 2018 live stream – day 3 (Treehouse Live)
Posted on 5 days ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Switch, Videos | 0 comments | 0 Likes
The last day of E3 2018 is here, and so is Nintendo’s final live stream. The Treehouse crew will be back once again to show off a bunch of games for hours on end, including Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Starlink: Battle for Atlas, and more.
You can watch all of the fun as it happens below. Nintendo’s stream will go live at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM in the UK / 6 PM in Europe.
Nintendo at E3 2018 live stream – day 2 (Treehouse Live)
Posted on 6 days ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in 3DS, General Nintendo, Switch, Videos | 0 comments | 1 Likes
The second day of Nintendo’s E3 coverage will be kicking off in an hour from now. Expect the live stream below to start at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM in the UK / 6 PM in Europe.
Nintendo doesn’t have any presentations or tournaments today. However, Treehouse Live will be back for many hours of streaming coverage. We’ll be breaking up the different segments on the site as they wrap up, and will share any notable news if there is any.
Nintendo at E3 2018 live stream – day 1 (Treehouse Live, Splatoon 2 and Smash Bros. tournaments)
Posted on 1 week ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in 3DS, General Nintendo, Switch, Videos | 0 comments | 0 Likes
Today’s Nintendo Direct has ended, but Nintendo’s E3 activities are just getting started. As for today specifically, we have hours of live streams from the Treehouse to look forward to, as well as tournaments for Splatoon 2 and Smash Bros. Watch all of the action as it happens below.
Nintendo Direct: E3 2018 live stream, live blog
Posted on 1 week ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Switch, Videos | 0 comments | 0 Likes
E3 will be opening up its doors very soon, but before the expo officially begins, Nintendo is closing out this week’s round of presentations with a Nintendo Direct. The show starts at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM in the UK / 6 PM in Europe. You can watch the Nintendo Direct live below.
Super Smash Bros. for Switch is obviously a sure thing here. Nintendo hasn’t confirmed any other titles, but possibilities include Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu / Eeevee, Fire Emblem, Yoshi, Metroid Prime 4, and others.
We’ll also have a live blog going below, which I’ll be passing over to Josh if all goes well. New announcements will be added to the site as they come in, with full coverage to follow the rest of the day and through Thursday.
[Let’s Talk] What are you playing? – June 2018
Posted on 1 week ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Let's Talk | 0 comments | 0 Likes
Last week, a new month rolled right on in. Now that we’re in June, we want to know what you’ve been playing.
Have you started up something entirely new for the month? Are you sinking your teeth into Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition? No matter the case, let us know in the comments below.
[Let’s Talk] E3 2018 hopes and dreams
Posted on 2 weeks ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, Let's Talk | 0 comments | 0 Likes
Guess what’s just one week away? That’s right: E3! The first conference will actually be held on June 9 by EA. Other companies will follow with their own presentations in the days after that, including Nintendo.
If you’re a gamer, E3 is undoubtedly the most exciting time of the year. This goes for Nintendo fans as well even though we have Nintendo Directs to look forward to every now and then. E3 is packed with announcements, footage of new games (including a ton of hours from the Treehouse streams), and much more. Many companies lay out their plans for the rest of the year, as well what’s planned far into the future.
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Despite being more tired and busier than ever before, I want us to be able to try new things and possibly return to old things. However, we can’t get much done unless we bring on some additional help. I’ve realized that we need to bring some fresh folks on board as well to sort out some vacancies.
With that in mind, we are looking to add some new volunteers, and we have more openings than in the past – at least at one time. Ranked in terms of priority, we currently have the following positions available: