Archive for May, 2017

VOEZ Version 1.1 Update Adds 18 New Songs for Free

May 31st, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

A free update is now available for the Switch version of VOEZ, adding 18 new songs to the touchscreen-based rhythm game, including “Blue Heat Haze” from another of publisher Flyhigh Works’ titles The Legend of Dark Witch.

VOEZ is on sale in the eShop for $25.00.

Source: @CIRCLE_Ent

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River City: Knights of Justice and River City: Rival Showdown Coming to 3DS This Year

May 30th, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Natsume announced plans to release two new River City titles later this year on 3DS: River City: Knights of Justice and River City: Rival Showdown.

Knights of Justice is a medieval-themed take on the classic River City formula, complete with knights, dragons, swords and magic. The game will be an eShop exclusive and is expected to launch this summer.

Rival Showdown is an enhanced remake of the original River City Ransom. Environments and characters have all received a visual upgrade, and there are new skills and special attacks to learn. It will be out sometime this fall.

Both games will be present at this year’s E3, which takes place from June 13 to 15 at the L.A. convention center.

Source: Press Release

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This Week in Games: “Looking Forward to June” Edition

May 28th, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

May is ending and we’re entering another slow period of game releases.

The next couple of weeks are going to be relatively empty until around mid-June when ARMS, Cave Story+, Runbow Pocket Deluxe Edition and Ever Oasis all come out.

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Monster Hunter XX Switch Details

May 27th, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Capcom put out the first trailer for the Switch version of Monster Hunter XX (Double Cross) and revealed more info on the port during Monster Hunter Championship 2017.

The game will run at 1080p while docked and 720p in handheld mode.

Players with save data from the 3DS version of Monster Hunter XX will be able to freely transfer their data to and from the Switch version via Internet. Monster Hunter X (Generations in the West) data can also be imported, but it cannot be transferred back.

As for multiplayer, the Switch version will support both online and local play for up to four players. Online play will even support multiplayer hunts with 3DS players.

The game will launch on August 25 in Japan. A special edition Switch bundle will be available for ¥36,280. It will include a copy of the game, a Switch and a special Monster Hunter-themed dock.

Source: Gematsu, GameSpot

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Sidebar Games Announce Golf RPG “Golf Story” for Switch

May 26th, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Those yearning for another sports RPG in the vein of Camelot’s Mario Golf games on the Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance may find Sidebar Games’ Golf Story to be just what they are looking for.

The developers released the first trailer today and added a few game details to the official website.

  • Tee up anywhere! You’ll be surprised by how many problems can be solved by hitting a golf ball at them.
  • Explore 8 unique environments, each with their own courses, towns, people and secrets.
  • Play through a dramatic story with a diverse cast of characters.
  • Upgrade your golfer by completing challenges, solving puzzles and buying new equipment.
  • Round out your skill set with long driver tournaments, disc golf, mini golf and wee links. Then go beyond golf with extra challenges like races, mowing, drone flights and geocaching.

Golf Story will be out this summer.

Source: @sidebargames

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eShop Thursday: “Violent Ken is A Great Name” Edition

May 25th, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers is out tomorrow. It marks the first official appearance of Violent Ken in a mainline Street Fighter game.

If a $40 release of an updated version of a $15 HD remake is too pricey, there are alternatives, like the ACA version of The King of Fighters ’99, which is out on the Switch today for $7.99.

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Pokémon: Magikarp Jump Out Now for iOS and Android in the U.S.

May 24th, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Nintendo and The Pokémon Company launched Pokémon: Magikarp Jump for iOS and Android devices last week in Europe and yesterday in Japan. Now, the free-to-play Magikarp-raising simulator is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store in the U.S.

Players can catch, feed and train Magikarp to increase its Jump Power and have it jump as high as it possibly can. Trainers can also have their Magikarp compete against other Magikarp to become League Champion.

In-app purchases are available in the form of assists for food, training and catching Magikarp.

Source: Pokemon.com

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Nintendo 2017 Summer of Play Tour Locations Announced

May 23rd, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Nintendo will be demoing ARMSSplatoon 2 and more across the U.S. this summer as part of their 2017 Summer of Play Tour.

The thirteen stops announced so far are:

  • June 9-11
    • Irvine, California
    • Irvine Spectrum Center
  • June 16-18
    • Pleasanton, California
    • Alameda County Fair
  • June 23-25
    • Bloomington, Minnesota
    • Mall of America®
  • June 30-July 2
    • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest Grounds)
  • July 7-9
    • Chicago
    • Navy Pier
  • July 14-16
    • Glendale, Arizona
    • Arrowhead Towne Center
  • July 20-23
    • San Diego
    • Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina (San Diego Comic-Con)
  • July 28-30
    • Arlington, Texas
    • The Parks Mall at Arlington
  • Aug. 4-6
    • Miami, Florida
    • Aventura Mall
  • Aug. 11-13
    • Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
    • Musikfest
  • Aug. 18-20
    • New York
    • DUMBO Waterfront
  • Aug. 25-27
    • King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
    • King of Prussia Mall
  • Sept. 2-4
    • Baltimore
    • Harborplace

Visitors can expect to see the following games at the events:

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • 1-2-Switch
  • Snipperclips – Cut it out, together!
  • ARMS
  • Splatoon 2
  • Super Bomberman R
  • Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers
  • Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition
  • Pokémon Sun
  • Pokémon Moon
  • Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS
  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
  • Hey! PIKMIN
  • Miitopia

In addition, Nintendo will be giving away freebies to My Nintendo members and people who pre-order or buy select Switch and 3DS games at participating GameStop stores near the tour stops.

Source: Press Release

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Bandai Namco Porting Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 to Switch

May 22nd, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

The sequel to Dragon Ball Xenoverse is coming to the Switch this fall, Namco Bandai confirmed today on Twitter.

The Switch version will include features that take advantage of the system’s unique setup, including motion controls, ad-hoc play for up to six players and local two-player battles with single joy-cons.

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 launched last October on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. A fourth DLC pack was recently announced for the game. It is currently unknown whether the additional content will make its way to the Switch release.

Source: @BandaiNamcoUS

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This Week in Games: “Not Enough Time for Games” Edition

May 21st, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia came out last Friday and now the second part of the one-two punch of SRPGs lands this Tuesday when Disgaea 5 Complete launches on the Switch.

Both games are set to monopolize any possible free time you may have, making it harder to fit in sessions for Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers and Darksiders: Warmastered Edition, which also come out this week.

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