[Let’s Talk] Which character do you want to see in Smash Bros. Switch?
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We’re not exactly sure what sort of game Smash Bros. will be on Switch. After all, Nintendo didn’t have too much to say after it was announced during the Nintendo Direct in March. Of course, the real blowout will be at E3 in June.
There is at least one thing we know about the new Smash Bros. title – there will be new characters. Inklings are joining the fray, first of all. Link was also depicted with his look from Breath of the Wild. What could that mean?
And so it’s time for a Let’s Talk discussion many of you probably could have seen coming. With a new Smash Bros. game on the horizon, we want do know: which character do you want to see in the game? It could be someone realistic, or even a character unlikely to be added to the roster. Let us know in the comments below.
[Review] BAFL: Breaks Are For Losers
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System: Switch (eShop)
Release date: April 19, 2018
BAFL: Breaks Are For Losers is a title that strives to deliver classic “old school arcade racing games” vibes on the portable system we’ve all come to love. After previously appearing on Steam, it seemed like more than a fitting enough release to be added to the Switch’s library. But does BAFL successfully capture the rush and fun of classing old school racing games, or is it actually just something for the losers?
[Let’s Talk] What are you playing? – April 2018
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It was about a couple of weeks ago that a new month rolled right in. Now that we’re in April, we want to know what you’ve been playing.
Have you started up something entirely new for the month? Are you tackling something from your backlog? Whatever the case, let us know in the comments below!
[Let’s Talk] What are you buying for Switch in May?
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The first few months of 2018 have been a bit slow for Switch, but things are picking up in a big way next month. Nintendo has a couple of re-releases planned for May, and third-parties have a ton of titles on the way as well.
Here are some of the highlights:
[Review] Penny-Punching Princess
Posted on 2 weeks ago by Dennis(@LyonHart_) in Reviews, Switch | 0 comments | 0 Likes
Release date: April 3, 2018
Developer: Nippon Ichi
Publisher: NIS America
Penny-Punching Princess checks all the right boxes in things I love: it’s got arcade-inspired gameplay in which you’ll brawl your way through dungeons (or castles) in a level, a section by section format that is reminiscent of classics like Double Dragon or Streets of Rage, a simple light and heavy attack button that you can mix and match for combos, and a very straight-forward approach in how to complete each level. Racking up points and cash so you can bribe, upgrade, and loot your way to victory is also an intriguing element, and the adorable pixel art style looks nice. However, all of the enjoyment is quickly interrupted thanks to non-intuitive controls, uninspired levels, repetitive gameplay, and a story that’s so banal and aimless you’ll find yourself either falling asleep to the dialogue or skipping the text entirely.
[Review] Attack on Titan 2
Posted on 3 weeks ago by Dennis(@LyonHart_) in Reviews, Switch | 0 comments | 0 Likes
Release date: March 20, 2018
Developer: Omega Force
Publisher: Koei Tecmo
If you watch anime or have even the slightest knowledge of it, chances are you’ve heard of Attack on Titan. In the last few years alone, the franchise has grown to be a globally known property that’s quickly making its way up the ranks to the likes of Tokyo Ghoul, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, and One Punch Man in terms of surge of popularity, and it shows no signs of slowing down. For its new game, Attack on Titan 2 sees developer Omega Force return for a sequel to the 2016 original, and while that title undoubtedly had issues with its repetitiveness and uninspired progression, this new title feels very much like an overhaul where they’ve learned from mistakes, what worked and didn’t work, and with an attempt to make this a lot more personal and captivating by experiencing the events through the eyes of your created character, rather than simply playing what you’ve watched and read. There are still improvements to be made before we get that perfect Attack on Titan experience, but this is undoubtedly a step in the right direction.
[Let’s Talk] Favorite 3DS games
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3DS recently celebrated its seventh anniversary. That’s a long time for any gaming system, and Nintendo isn’t planning on abandoning its dedicated portable anytime soon. The latest Nintendo Direct showed that Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey is launching in 2019, so we can count on at least another year out of the platform.
Over the years, a ton of great games have been made for 3DS. From Nintendo alone we’ve seen Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Super Mario 3D Land, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, various Fire Emblem and Pokemon titles, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, Kid Icarus: Uprising, and many more. It’s also been home to many high-quality third-party titles.
With everything that has been released over the years, what’s your favorite 3DS game? Let us know in the comments below.
[Interview] Owlboy dev on the game’s 10-year creation, Switch, and what’s next for D-Pad Studio
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After ten years in development, Owlboy finally launched in 2016. D-Pad Studio then decided to bring the game to consoles, including Switch – with the eShop release taking place just last month.
To celebrate Owlboy’s launch on Switch, we caught up with creator and artist Simon Stafsnes Andersen in hopes of learning more about the project. Andersen spoke about the long process of making the title and how it changed during development, bringing it to Switch, Owlboy’s future, and what lies ahead for D-Pad Studio. Our full interview can be read below.
Nindies Showcase Spring 2018 live stream
Posted on 1 month ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Switch eShop, Videos | 0 comments | 0 Likes
After announcing the event last week, the Nindies Showcase Spring 2018 live stream will be hosted today. Nintendo will kick off the presentation at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 4 PM in the UK / 5 PM in Europe.
We have the stream embedded below. We’ll also be sharing updates live on the site as announcements are made. Enjoy the show!
[Let’s Talk] March 2018 Nintendo Direct reactions
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Another Nintendo Direct is in the books. Many announcements were made for Switch, but even 3DS saw a bit of love with some surprise reveals.
Super Smash Bros. obviously stole the show. But other than that, we heard about more free content and a brand new expansion for Splatoon 2, plus Switch versions of Captain Toad, Okami HD, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, Undertale, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, and Little Nightmares: Complete Edition. Over on 3DS, Nintendo pulled back the curtain on a Luigi’s Mansion and Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story remakes as well as WarioWare Gold. That’s not everything either, as we even saw news such as a new Dark Souls amiibo.
Now that the dust has settled on the Nintendo Direct, how’s everyone feeling about it? Did the presentation live up to your expectations? Were you disappointed? What were your favorite announcements? Let us know in the comments below.