Nintendo Direct live streams (9/13/18)
The latest Nintendo Direct will be kicking off in an hour from now. It’ll go live at 3 PM PT / 6 PM ET / 11 PM in the UK / 12 AM in Europe. During the 35-minute presentation, upcoming games for Switch and 3DS will be covered.
We have live streams for the North American, European, and Japanese broadcasts below. Posts covering announcements and other coverage will be added throughout the Nintendo Direct and after the presentation ends.
Should you play Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD?
Posted on 2 weeks ago by Eric Zauch in Features, Switch eShop, Videos | 0 comments | 0 Likes
Final Fantasy XV has been but a fantasy for us Switch owners for a long time. We knew Square Enix must have something up their sleeve, but what and when? Turns out the question we should have been asking was where, for their sleeves were empty but the pockets were not. Now the cards are on the table and we know Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD is coming to consoles, the question on everyone’s mind is, is this game fit for a king or just a joker?
[Let’s Talk] September 2018 Nintendo Direct hopes and predictions
Posted on 2 weeks ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Let's Talk | 0 comments | 0 Likes
If things had gone as planned, a new Nintendo Direct would have aired this week. Mother Nature decided otherwise, however. Following a major earthquake in Japan, Nintendo decided it would be best to push back the presentation to an unspecified date after it was previously scheduled for Thursday.
Usually Nintendo Directs have a short turnaround between their official announcement and actual broadcast. So because of the delay, we’re in a bit of a unique situation. Some possible news that may have been planned for the Nintendo Direct has come out early, including a Mega Man 11 demo, Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD, and Civilization VI. This period of uncertainly also leaves the door open to speculation.
What’s everyone hoping for and predicting will happen during the Nintendo Direct? Aside from Mega Man 11 demo, Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD, and Civilization VI, we’re also likely going to hear about Yoshi for Switch after the final name seemingly leaked. Smash Bros. Ultimate is also certainly a lock, as is Luigi’s Mansion on 3DS. Any other hopes or predictions? Let us know in the comments below.
[Review] SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy
Posted on 2 weeks ago by Dennis(@LyonHart_) in Reviews, Switch | 0 comments | 0 Likes
Release date: September 7, 2018
Publisher: NIS America
SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy takes the powerful female stars of the King of Fighters franchise and gives them a game all to themselves, bringing together an illustrious cast of fan favorites while retaining smooth and flashy gameplay. Although familiar in its presentation and charismatic roster of fighters, the game is a little different from its mainline King of Fighters counterparts by making it extremely accessible to newcomers or casual players of the genre, while also being a fun pick-me-up for seasoned players. Accessibility comes with sacrifice, however, making just about every character’s move-set slim and uneventful, with most of the roster feeling similar in their fighting styles.
Is Minit worth your time?
Posted on 2 weeks ago by Eric Zauch in Features, Videos | 0 comments | 0 Likes
We all enjoy killing time in some of our favourite games but what about if time killed you? In this peculiar little Zelda-like game called Minit, you have 60 seconds to progress as far as you can before time catches up with you and a curse takes your life! There’s never a dull moment in this black and white puzzling adventure. Come and discover my thoughts on the game and hurry, the clock is ticking!
I’m trying something new with this video. It will be my thoughts on the game at 3 minutes, 30 minutes and 3 hours into the game. Be sure to let me know what you think or if you have any question about Minit.
Sakurai talks Smash Bros. Ultimate music – the process of choosing and including songs
Posted on 2 weeks ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch | 0 comments | 0 Likes
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai published a new column in the latest issue of Famitsu. This week, Sakurai talks all about game music, and what the process is like of choosing and including songs.
Here’s our full translation:
Does Bad North need some wild west?
Posted on 3 weeks ago by Eric Zauch in Features, Switch eShop, Videos | 0 comments | 0 Likes
The art style may be minimalist, but make no mistake, Bad North will require maximum patience and planning to survive the Viking onslaught. I took a journey through its procedurally generated islands and lived to tell the tale. With permadeath looming over every mistake, the game relies replay value. Unfortunately, while I enjoyed coasting through Bad North’s combat, it didn’t leave me wanting more Viking blood on my hands.
[Interview] YoYo Games on the ease of porting GameMaker Studio 2 projects to Switch, more titles to come soon
Posted on 3 weeks ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Interviews, Switch eShop | 0 comments | 0 Likes
Earlier this year, GameMaker Studio 2 was announced for Switch. The news was significant as it paves the way for even more developers to bring their titles to the system.
Following the recent news about GameMaker Studio 2 entering open beta on Switch, we caught up with YoYo Games general manager James Cox to learn more about the origins of supporting Nintendo’s console, how easy it is to port games, what lies ahead for the future, and more. You can read our full interview below.
Tatsuya Kando, Tetsuya Nomura, and other devs comment on The World Ends with You: Final Remix, including new elements
Posted on 3 weeks ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch | 0 comments | 0 Likes
In a recent issue of Famitsu, a few developers left comments about the upcoming release of The World Ends with You: Final Remix. These include director Tatsuya Kando, Square Enix’s Tetsuya Nomura, and more.
We have the full translation of the comments below. Members of the development team spoke about some of the new elements in the Switch version, among other topics.
[Let’s Talk] What are you playing? – September 2018
Posted on 3 weeks ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, Let's Talk | 0 comments | 0 Likes
Today, a new month rolled right on in. Now that we’re in September, we want to know what you’ve been playing.
Have you started up something entirely new for the month? Maybe you’ve just started up Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate? Or perhaps a game like Okami HD or Dead Cells? No matter the case, let us know in the comments below.