[Review] Attack on Titan 2
Posted on 3 months 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
Posted on 3 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in 3DS, News | 0 comments | 0 Likes
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
Posted on 3 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Interviews, Switch eShop | 0 comments | 0 Likes
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 3 months 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
Posted on 4 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in 3DS, Let's Talk, Switch | 0 comments | 0 Likes
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.
Nintendo Direct live streams, blog (3/8/18)
Today’s Nintendo Direct will be kicking off in an hour from now. The presentation is expected to begin at 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET / 10 PM in the UK / 11 PM in Europe.
The new Nintendo Direct will cover Mario Tennis Aces as well as other games for both Switch and 3DS. The presentation should last about 30 minutes.
We have all three live streams (North America, Europe, Japan) below. If all goes well, Dennis will also be handling our live blog below. Expect new posts on the site as the big announcements are made. Enjoy the Nintendo Direct!
[Let’s Talk] What are you playing? – March 2018
Posted on 4 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Let's Talk | 0 comments | 0 Likes
A new month is here! We just entered March this week, so that means we want to know what you’ve been playing.
Have you started up something entirely new for the month? Do games such as Bayonetta 1 + 2 and Dragon Quest Builders still have your attention? Whatever the case, let us know in the comments below!
[Review] Subsurface Circular
Posted on 4 months ago by Philip(@P_Trah) in Reviews, Switch eShop | 0 comments | 0 Likes
System: Switch (eShop)
Release date: March 1, 2018
Developer: Bithell Games
Publisher: Bithell Games
With the growing popularity of Switch, developers all across the industry are seeing just how big of an impact Nintendo’s newest console is having on the market. As a result, the system has received an influx of not only third-party developed games, but also a barrage of creative and imaginative indie titles. One such title, Subsurface Circular, is now making the jump to the Switch after its initial release in August 2017. Developed by Mike Bithell Games, the same developer responsible for Thomas Was Alone, Subsurface Circular takes an interesting approach to one of the earliest video games genres ever created: the text-based adventure.
Release date: February 27, 2018
Developer: Overkill Software / Sumo Digital
Payday 2 originally released in 2013 on most major consoles of the time, all except for the Wii U. It only took a short five years for it to eventually come to a Nintendo system, and so we have Payday 2 on the Switch. Over the past few months, we’ve seen some excellent ports of games onto this system, so it seemed the recipe for perfection was falling into place for this team-based heist shooter. Unfortunately, something that should’ve been super sweet ended up just a little too sour.
[Let’s Talk] Switch and ports
Posted on 4 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Let's Talk, Switch | 0 comments | 0 Likes
One topic brought up when people discuss Switch these days is the amount of ports (or re-releases) the system is receiving. Nintendo itself has brought over a number of games from the Wii U era – normally with a few extras – including Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Pokken Tournament DX, Bayonetta 1 and 2, and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (in May). We’ve also seen games from other platforms make their way to Switch, including The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Doom, L.A. Noire, and more.
Some feel that there are too many older games coming to Switch. On the other hand, those in favor of the idea point out the benefit of portable play and how some of these titles were previously not on Nintendo platforms.
What side of the fence do you side on? Do you feel that there are too many ports finding their way to Switch? Or are you in favor of past releases joining the platform? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.