eShop Thursday: “Better Than Golden Tee” Edition

March 23rd, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

The Switch gets the arcade classic Neo Turf Masters this week, or as Nintendo puts it on the game’s details page: “The ultimate golf game! Meet glory in all the greatest courses around the world, and clear the Grand Slam!”

Mario Sports Superstars comes out in the 3DS eShop tomorrow, while Has-Been Heroes, the latest from the developers of Trine, makes its way to the Switch on Tuesday.

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Studio Shifting Development from Wii U to Switch

March 21st, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night project lead Koji Igarashi confirmed to the game’s Kickstarter backers that the developers are stopping development of the Wii U version to focus on bringing the game to the Switch.

Backers affected by the cancellation will automatically have their pledged copies exchanged for the Switch version. However, they can also request to get a PC, PS4, Xbox One or Vita version instead. A full refund is also available, but backers need to meet the following qualifications:

  • You filled out your backer survey and selected the Wii U version prior to this update
  • You backed at an unlimited tier ($28 to $500)
  • You are able to receive a refund via PayPal
  • You submit your refund request before the April 20, 2017 deadline

Bloodstained is slated to launch in 2018.

Source: Kickstarter

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This Week in Games: “Still Waiting on A Strikers Sequel” Edition

March 19th, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Mario Sports Superstars comes out on the 3DS this Friday.

Taking a page from Mario Sports Mix for the Wii, Superstars brings together five different sports in one package: Golf, Baseball, Tennis, Soccer and Horse Racing.

The Mario Sports Superstars amiibo card series also launches this Friday. Tapping one of these cards into the game lets players recruit powered-up versions of characters.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild “Making of” Miniseries Premieres Tomorrow

March 13th, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

A three-part miniseries taking a look at the development of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is set to premiere at 6 a.m. tomorrow, March 14. The teaser trailer put out by Nintendo suggests there will be segments on the creation of the game’s score, along with interviews with members of the development team.

On a related note, Nintendo’s Game Developers Conference panel “Change and Constant: Breaking Conventions with Breath of the Wild” is now available to watch in its entirety on YouTube. Clips from the presentation popped up earlier this month when it was revealed that the developers created at 2D prototype to test Breath of the Wild‘s mechanics.

Source: @NintendoAmerica

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This Week in Games: “Blood, Poop and Tears” Edition

March 12th, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ for the Switch is the only release this week. It comes out this Friday.

All launch edition copies of the game come with some stickers, reversible cover art and a 20-page instruction booklet. The bonuses will not be included in future print runs.

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This Week in Games: “More Time to Explore Hyrule” Edition

March 05th, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

There are no new games coming out this week, even for the Switch. Though, this is likely due to the Switch’s launch lineup coming out so late in the week last week.

Looking ahead, The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ arrives on the Switch next Friday.

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eShop Thursday: “Merry Switchmas” Edition

March 02nd, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Nintendo is preparing the eShop for the Switch’s launch tomorrow. Almost every title getting a physical release will be available in the eShop, along with some digital-only exclusives.

Not to be overshadowed by the Switch’s debut, Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns makes its way to the 3DS eShop and the TurboGrafx-16 games Dungeon Explorer and Neutopia drop onto the Wii U Virtual Console this week.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Gameplay Concepts Originally Tested in 2D

March 01st, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

During Nintendo’s panel at this year’s Game Developers Conference, titled “Change and Constant: Breaking Conventions with Breath of the Wild,” the game’s development team revealed a NES-styled “2D” prototype used to test gameplay concepts for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

In actuality, the prototype was running in 3D, utilizing Breath of the Wild‘s physics engine to allow objects to interact with each other and according to Link’s actions. A couple of examples shown during the panel include lighting objects on fire and using a log on water as a floating bridge.

The full panel is not available online, but the official Nintendo of America Twitter account posted a few details from the event.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launches on Switch and Wii U on March 3.

Source: @Dystify, @NintendoAmerica

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This Week in Games: “Switch Day” Edition

February 26th, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

New hardware launches are always exciting, and after only a few short months since its big reveal, the Switch is finally here.

Because of the system’s launch, the number of games coming out this week are a bit higher than usual. Hoping to not get lost in the shuffle is Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns, which comes out for the 3DS this Tuesday.

Not to be forgotten, either. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launches on the Wii U this Friday, alongside the Switch version.

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eShop Thursday: “Maria is the Best Girl” Edition

February 23rd, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Harvest Moon 64 heads to the Wii U Virtual Console today. Just remember, there is only one correct choice when it comes to bachelorettes.

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