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Kirby and the Forgotten Land

Even though Kirby has been around for three decades, the series never really tried its hand at full-on 3D gameplay. That finally changed this year with the release of Kirby and the Forgotten Land. By all accounts, the team really nailed it – but that doesn’t mean turning Kirby from 2D to 3D was a simple task.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land co-directors Shinya Kumazaki and Tatsuya Kamiyama reflected on the game’s development in a recent interview of Japanese magazine Nintendo Dream. Designer Yuki Endo was present for the discussion as well.

Annapurna Interactive Showcase 2022 live stream

With the Annapurna Interactive Showcase 2022 set to begin not too long from now, we’ve set up a live stream for the event. It’ll begin at 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET / 8 PM in the UK / 9 PM in Europe.

The publisher has teased reveals, announcements, and more. Annapurna has shown a lot of love for Switch over the years, so we should be seeing at least some titles that are planned for Nintendo’s console during the presentation.

Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 review

System: Switch
Release Date: July 28, 2022
Developer: Inti Creates
Publisher: Inti Creates

It’s hard to believe it’s been almost ten years since Azure Striker Gunvolt debuted on 3DS, having spawned sequels and spinoffs since then. All of these games expanded the universe and repertoire of Inti Creates’ expertise in 2D platforming that rightfully feels like a modern spiritual successor and take on the Mega Man formula. Now with Azure Striker Gunvolt 3, the studio has bumped production up tenfold and created arguably the best in the series yet, with tons of optimization, upgrades, and options to make it the most approachable and enjoyable game so far.

In this week’s episode of Nintendo Everything refresh, join Luiz, Nicolas and Dennis as they discuss the two new characters that just arrived Mario Strikers: Battle League, including a highly-requested favorite. Then stick around for conversation surrounding the impending heat-death of the 3DS and Wii U eShops, recent leaks and rumors surrounding some high-profile Nintendo games (Pokemon, Xenoblade), and much more!

Our show is available on most major streaming platforms, including SpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAmazon Music and Audible, or you can check out the video version below. Direct downloads are available here.

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best platinumgames nintendo games ranked

Nintendo has a good number of partners developers that they usually work with, one of the most prominent ones being PlatinumGames. Ever since the Wii U era, we’ve always been look forward to seeing what the two sides are cooking up together. Just recently we saw a new trailer for Bayonetta 3, the next game coming out from their partnership.

In the video below you’ll find a small “top four” ranking all Nintendo and PlatinumGames collaborations so far. Of course this is just based on my own opinion – feel free to share your own thoughts in the comments.

live a live impressions lets talk

After almost thirty years, Live A Live has just seen its first official western release in English with the HD-2D remake on Switch. Aside from redoing the visuals, Square Enix touched up other areas such as the UI, presentation, and gameplay itself.

Now that Live A Live has released on Switch, there’s a good chance that many of you have started up the RPG this weekend. If you’ve played the game, what are your thoughts thus far? Let us know in the comments below.

monster hunter rise sunbreak review

System: Switch
Release Date: June 30, 2022
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom

Monster Hunter Rise brought seamless zones to Nintendo’s hybrid console last year in the spring, shipping over nine million units between then and now. With our Hunter leaving Kamura for Sunbreak’s fresh new Elgado, how does the expansion for Rise fare?

Any week a new Kirby game is announced is automatically a GREAT week, so fans of the pink puffball rejoiced when Kirby’s Dream Buffet was recently revealed to be floating over to Switch later this summer. On top of that, Bayonetta 3 got some big news by way of a new trailer announcing a release date and showing off more of the game. Join your hosts Nick, Nicolas, Dennis and Luiz as they discuss these exciting new reveals, Nintendo’s latest acquisition, and details on even more upcoming Switch games!

Our show is available on most major streaming platforms, including SpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAmazon Music and Audible, or you can check out the video version below. Direct downloads are available here.

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nintendo switch eshop games

Out of nowhere, Nintendo announced Kirby’s Dream Buffet last week as an eShop exclusive. This is a small and cute co-op experience perfect for Kirby. Although it doesn’t happen too often, I appreciate the fact that Nintendo still publishes some smaller games like that on the eShop. Most of the time these experiences show tons of creativity, bringing new ideas to the console.

However, I think a lot of the titles published by Nintendo could receive more attention and promotion. Sometimes I feel that great experiences like Good Job! or The Stretchers get a little lost in the gigantic amount of games published on the eShop. In the video below, I discuss why Nintendo’s overall strategy to promote these games could be more active than it is and I share some ideas as to how they could be in the spotlight a bit more.

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Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series review

System: Switch
Release Date: July 8, 2022
Developer: Monkey Craft
Publisher: Bandai Namco

Normally, when a game franchise fails to meet a publisher’s sales expectations, that tends to be the end of the road for it. Indeed, despite both 1997’s Klonoa: Door to Phantomile and 1999’s Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil garnering a very positive reception from critics at the time of their release, these 2.5D platformers never managed to reach a big enough audience to truly compete with the likes of Mario and Crash Bandicoot. The franchise has been dormant for well over a decade now, with no new games being developed since 2008’s Wii-exclusive remake, which was an attempt to revive Klonoa that never took off. Fortunately, Bandai Namco is giving their plucky cat-like hero yet another chance to shine with Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series, which remasters both classic games for a modern audience. But how well do these decades-old platformers hold up today?

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