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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eShop Thursday: “That’s An Expensive Season Pass” Edition

May 18th, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia comes out tomorrow. The remake of the Famicom’s Fire Emblem Gaiden updates many of the original game’s mechanics while also adding some modern conventions… like DLC.

Also available at launch will be a $44.99 season pass. The five-pack, 22-piece DLC pack is 30 percent cheaper than buying everything individually, but it is also $5 more than the base game.

Though, in fairness, the upcoming DLC will be substantial, featuring exclusive classes, characters and a prologue chapter.

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This Week in Games: “Experience the Game Japan Has Enjoyed for Years” Edition

May 14th, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

That’s right. Cooking Mama: Sweet Shop is finally coming to the West after three long years.

The latest in the long-running cooking sim franchise will let 3DS players create food from 60 different recipes and more than 160 minigames!

Oh, and Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia also comes out this week.

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eShop Thursday: “Are You Okay?” Edition

May 11th, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

BUSTA WOOOOFF!

So, the ACA version of Garou: Mark of the Wolves drops onto the Switch this week, bringing with it Terry Bogard’s best voice clip.

Unfortunately, it is likely to get overshadowed by behemoth that is Minecraft, as the Switch edition makes its way to the eShop today.

Video: Luke D

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This Week in Games: “Come Back Next Week” Edition

May 07th, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

As mentioned last week, there is not a lot going on in terms of retail releases in the first half of May.

However, things will pick up beginning next week, when Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia launches on the 3DS.

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eShop Thursday: “Legally-Distinct NBA Jam” Edition

May 04th, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

NBA Playgrounds comes out this Tuesday. Saber Interactive’s arcade-y two-on-two basketball game definitely draws a lot of inspiration from the classic NBA Jam series, but there’s no telling whether it will play as well.

Other releases of note this week, Bonk’s Revenge is now available on the Wii U Virtual Console and there is a demo for Blaster Master Zero on the Switch and 3DS.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC Pack 1 Details

May 01st, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Nintendo unveiled the first of the two DLC packs that make up the Expansion Pass for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

This summer, players will have access to the following content:

  • Trial of the Sword: With no equipment or items, run the gauntlet against waves of enemies to unlock a permanently powered-up Master Sword.
  • Hero’s Path Mode: A feature that tracks Link’s movement from the past 200 hours and displays it on the map.
  • Hard Mode: Enemies are stronger, have higher max levels and can regain health. Treasure and enemies can also be found floating through the sky.
  • Travel Medallion: An item hidden in Hyrule that gives players the ability to mark Link’s current location as a fast travel point.
  • New Armor sets: Eight chests containing new armor based on older Legend of Zelda games are scattered across Hyrule.
  • Korok Mask: An item that, when worn, shakes to let players know when a Korok is hiding nearby.

The extra content is only available as part of the Expansion Pass, which can currently be purchased through the in-game menu for $19.99.

Source: Zelda.com

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This Week in Games: “Another Slow Start” Edition

April 30th, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was a strong lead in to May, but the start of the actual month itself leaves a lot to be desired.

In terms of retail, nothing of note is coming out until the second half of the month, when Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Disgaea 5 Complete and Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers all ship.

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eShop Thursday: “It’s Just Mario Kart 8 with a New (1080p) Hat” Edition

April 27th, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

And we all know we’re gonna buy it, too.

Other than Mario Kart, this week’s eShop offerings include Puyo Puyo Tetris and ACA NEOGEO OVER TOP.

There is also Kamiko, a small 2D action game from Skipmore. It’s been getting fairly favorable reviews and it’s only $4.99. So, it may be worth checking out as an impulse buy.

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This Week in Games: “Why Couldn’t ‘Mean Bean Machine’ Be The Official English Name for ‘Puyo Puyo’?” Edition

April 23rd, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Seriously.

Why couldn’t it?

Anyway, Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine Tetris Puyo Puyo Tetris comes out this Tuesday on the Switch and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe follows a few days later on Friday.

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