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Cruis'n Blast Switch performance frame rate

Nintendo Everything recently had the opportunity to speak with Cruis’n creator Eugene Jarvis. As part of that, we received information regarding the technical performance of Cruis’n Blast on Switch, including frame rate and resolution.

Cruis’n Blast is confirmed to run at 60 frames per second in single-player when docked or playing in portable mode. As for multiplayer, Jarvis told us: “For two-, three- and four-player split-screen modes, the game runs at 60-30 FPS in both docked and portable modes.” We also can confirm that Cruis’n Blast always runs at 1080p when docked and 720p when in portable mode.

Monster Harvest review

System: Switch
Release date: August 31, 2021
Developer: Maple Powered Games
Publisher: Merge Games

There’s no denying the growth and exposure farming sims have garnered over the course of the last few years. These games have helped inspire and create so many unique experiences that remain both familiar yet refreshing with each new property that comes out that wants you to be invested in their town, city, and world of the farming life. With so many unique experiences continuing to come out, Monster Harvest debuted with the premise of not only living a farm life, but shaping crops into Planimals which serve as a party of protectors you could defend and battle with. The biggest drawback, however, is that the game itself seems to have more cons than pros, and Monster Harvest – which clearly has love put into it – still wasn’t ready for release despite its multiple delays.

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Could the original Cruis’n arcade trilogy appear on Switch at some point in the future? Series creator Eugene Jarvis does at least seem interested in the idea.

Speaking with Nintendo Everything in a recent interview about the series’ future, Jarvis brought up the possibility of Switch ports that would support full HD. This would feature Cruis’n USA, Cruis’n World, and Cruis’n Exotica.

Jarvis’s full words:

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If there was ever a time for a new library of games to join Nintendo Switch Online, it would probably be right around now, so something like Game Boy could make sense. No new NES games were added during the latest update in July. Furthermore, Nintendo seems to be running low on heavy hitters for SNES titles. So what could be next?

N64 followed the SNES in terms of Nintendo generations, but it’s not exactly a lock for Switch Online. Nintendo has shown more interest in remaking and individually re-releasing N64 titles such as Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Star Fox 64 3D, and Super Mario 64’s inclusion in Super Mario 3D All-Stars on Switch. Game Boy and Game Boy Color could be possible for Nintendo Switch Online. Or what if those systems were skipped over for the GBA?

What do you think the future of classic titles could be for Nintendo Switch Online? Let us know in the comments below.

King's Bounty 2 review

System: Switch
Release date: August 24, 2021
Developer: 1C Entertainment
Publisher: 1C Entertainment / Prime Matter

Over the past few years, the turn-based strategy genre has become awash with new entries in some of its most landmark franchises; in retrospect, it should have seemed inevitable that someday, eventually, King’s Bounty would return on modern hardware. But I doubt that even longtime fans of this dormant franchise had expected to witness such an ambitious reinvention of the series’ name. Sure, at its heart, King’s Bounty II is still a grid-centric, turn-based strategy game with a traditional medieval setting, but with this new release, 1C Entertainment and Prime Matter have attempted to integrate more immersive role-playing elements, a grander world, and a completely different pace than the last game in the series. And while some of these new ideas can be well-executed individually, I left King’s Bounty II feeling unimpressed by the package as a whole.

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Japanese magazine Nintendo Dream recently conducted an interview with some of the lead staff at Camelot involved with the development of Mario Golf: Super Rush.

At one point of the discussion, Hiroyuki Takahashi (producer) and Shugo Takahashi (director) talked about their approach to course design for the Switch entry. In order to make the courses as large as they did in Mario Golf: Super Rush, Camelot received technical advice from the Zelda: Breath of the Wild team.

Here’s Nintendo Everything’s translation of the excerpt:

Gamescom: Opening Night Live 2021

The all-digital Gamescom 2021 is kicking off with Opening Night Live. Like the past couple of years, the show will be held to highlight a few unannounced games and previously-known titles. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge, and Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania have already been confirmed for the show.

You can watch Gamescom: Opening Night Live 2021 as it happens below, with the action set to begin at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET / 7 PM in the UK / 8 PM in Europe. Note that a pre-show will kick off 30 minutes beforehand. We’ll also be sure to share any Switch news as it’s revealed.

After last week’s Indie World Showcase, another Nintendo-related presentation took place this week with Pokemon Presents. There were no brand new game announcements, but we pretty much knew that was going to happen going in. However, we did get a look at some big upcoming Switch games.

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl took up a good chunk of the broadcast complete with a new trailer and gameplay. Pokemon Super Contests are back as Super Contest Shows, players can socialize with others around the world in the Union Room, and it’ll be possible to customize the gameplay experience with Capsule Decoration.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus closed things out with a lengthy trailer and overview. Gameplay information was shared and new creatures were revealed: Wyrdeer, Basculegion, Hisuian Braviary, and Hisuian Growlithe.

Other games were covered as well such as Pokemon Unite and Pokemon Cafe Remix. We have the full recap here.

Now that this week’s Pokemon Presents has aired, how are you feeling about the presentation? What are your thoughts on Pokemon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl and Pokemon Legends: Arceus? Let us know in the comments below.

Dengeki Online recently published a lengthy Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity developer interview. Producers Yosuke Hayashi and Masaki Furusawa, along with director Ryota Matsushita, were all involved with the discussion.

At one point, there was some interesting discussion about the game’s characters. The three first shared the following when asked about how the playable characters were chosen, as translated by Nintendo Everything:

Today’s Pokemon Presents presentation will be starting not too long from now. The broadcast is set to begin at 6 AM PT / 9 AM ET / 2 PM in the UK / 3 PM in Europe. Pokemon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl and Pokemon Legends: Arceus are confirmed to be shown.

You can watch today’s Pokemon Presents as it happens below. Our coverage will continue throughout the day.

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