Nintendo at E3 2018 live stream – day 1 (Treehouse Live, Splatoon 2 and Smash Bros. tournaments)
Posted on 1 month 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 month 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 month 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 1 month 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:
[Let’s Talk] Do the Star Fox Grand Prix rumors pique your interest?
Posted on 1 month ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Let's Talk, Switch | 0 comments | 0 Likes
One of the biggest Nintendo rumors to have emerged within the past few days is Star Fox Grand Prix. Retro Studios, developer of the Metroid Prime and latest Donkey Kong Country games, is said to be working on the project.
Taking inspiration from Diddy Kong Racing, Star Fox Grand Prix will apparently feature a hub world and boss battles. The project itself still isn’t confirmed, but a number of outlets have come forward within the past few days pointing to this week’s speculation being valid. However, if this game truly exists, we likely won’t hear about it until E3 – or possibly even in a Nintendo Direct later this year.
Let’s assume for a minute that Star Fox Grand Prix is happening. Based on what we’ve heard, are you willing to give the game a shot? Or are you not interested in the idea of this sort of title? Are there are particular elements that you’d like to see? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.
SEGA Ages devs on how the project came to be, choosing the name, going with Switch, new game features
Posted on 1 month ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch, Switch eShop | 0 comments | 0 Likes
In a recent issue of Famitsu, one of the first SEGA Ages interviews was published. The magazine caught up with the following team members:
– SEGA Games’ lead producer and director Rieko Kodama
– Supervisor Yosuke Okunari
– Senior producer Kagasei Shimomura
– M2’s Naoki Horii
Posted on 1 month ago by Jakob Vujovic(@jakovujo) in Reviews, Switch | 0 comments | 0 Likes
Release date: May 22, 2018
Developer: Choice Provisions
Publisher: Choice Provisions / Nicalis
The Bit.Trip series has had an interesting aesthetic progression. Starting out as an assortment of simple WiiWare rhythm games with mock Atari 2600-style visuals, it treated a few simple gameplay concepts with a kind of low fidelity presentation suitable for the WiiWare service’s strict file size limitations. Out of this collection, Bit.Trip Runner found the most success. Being the least abstract of the series, the autorunning rhythm platformer was fashioned after Pitfall, if Pitfall had trance-inducing chiptune music. Runner2 released with a revamped 3D art style and a musical style that was appropriately more sophisticated. In most ways, Runner3 is a natural progression from Runner2, cutting down on superfluous gameplay concepts and evolving the Bit.Trip formula to an impressive degree. Its control nuances and smart level design makes for one of the least stiff and most improvisational autorunning games that I’ve played.
[Review] Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux
Posted on 2 months ago by Dennis(@LyonHart_) in 3DS, Reviews | 0 comments | 0 Likes
Release date: May 15, 2018
Shin Megami Tensei’s extensive and illustrious history since the late 80s (as Megami Tensei) and early 90s has rightfully set it as one of gaming’s original RPGs that established trends and influenced a multitude of games that succeeded it. What’s also made it so great is that outside of its mainline titles, the myriad of spinoffs have tackled various genres and have been consistently great with addictive yet intuitive demon taming and fusion mechanics. Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux now brings new life to 2009’s Strange Journey by adding tons of quality of life enhancements, a new storyline and character(s), new apps, endings and tons more to make it one of 3DS’s best dungeon-crawling titles, and yet another gem for Atlus.
[Review] Battle Chasers: Nightwar
Posted on 2 months ago by Philip(@P_Trah) in Reviews, Switch | 0 comments | 0 Likes
Release date: May 15, 2018
Developer: Airship Syndicate
Publisher: THQ Nordic
With the Switch’s boom in popularity over its past year, more and more developers are clamoring to get their games onto Nintendo’s newest hardware. While it’s an absolute treat to see indies and third-party developers finally wanting to invest in Nintendo, sometimes the rush to get onto the market can lead to problems along the way. While Battle Chasers: Nightwar has the makings of a solid little JRPG, it feels like it could’ve used a little bit more time before making its debut on the Switch.