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It is with a heavy heart I type these words. Goodbye Telltale, best wishes Clem, RIP Reuben.
News broke today that the Telltale studio is closing, laying off over 200 employees and only keeping a few on. In the statement by CEO Pete Hawley reads
"It's been an incredibly difficult year for Telltale as we worked to set the company on a new course. Unfortunately, we ran out of time trying to get there. We released some of our best content this year and received a tremendous amount of positive feedback, but ultimately, that did not translate to sales. With a heavy heart, we watch our friends leave today to spread our brand of storytelling across the games industry."
Goodbye Telltale, best wishes Clem, RIP Reuben.
This crushed me. This has been one of my hardest weeks to date, and I would relive this a thousand times over to make it so I don't have to say goodbye to a studio I have loved so much. I have played and 1000 every Telltale game but one. I originally found out about the studio due to the fact it had such easily achieved achievements. But, they did the impossible. They made me put down my sports games and first person shooters, to enjoy their stories. Their blend of catching you off guard with amazing moments and taking you on a journey unlike any I had been on before changed they way I played and viewed games.
To this day, Minecraft Story mode is one of my top 5 favorite games of all time. If I look back to my top 20 I see more and more of their games pop up, like the Walking Dead Last Frontier and Walking Dead Michonne. I loved these games, I bought them and shared them with friends because I just felt in my heart they needed to be played and so many passed them up. Could that be why Telltale fell? Honestly, I don't know why Telltale failed. I can guess though and when I do, I blame myself. I always wait for the physical release of their games, so I can beat them in one or two sittings and trade it in once I have beaten the game. I only own two of the digitally due to the fact they are my favorites and I want to replay them over and over again.
Goodbye Telltale, best wishes Clem, RIP Reuben.
I think there are more achievement hunters like myself who did the same, and waited. The waiting lead to the early fall of Telltale. As we found ourselves waiting to buy, they found themselves waiting to make or finish chapters. Eventually the waiting stopped and now they are gone. Wonderful writers will now hopefully catch on at other places and more stories will come from this, I hope.
I wish I was ready to say goodbye to this studio. I thought we had more games, more experiences, more tales... to tell. Sadly, it seems this is over. I can dream of a company like Microsoft saving them, I can wish for it even. But something like this doesn't get fixed in a day. I'm not going to walk up Saturday morning to Telltale is saved. So I will simply say goodbye to this developer, thank them for giving me so much, and hope they find new homes and are able to create more worlds for me to fall in love with.
Goodbye Telltale, Best wishes Clem, RIP Reuben.
Those who made these characters and worlds may never know how much I loved them, but if you are one of those Hero's, I hope you know how grateful I am and how sorry, because I waited.
Best wishes Clem.
PSVG is taking the next step as a partner in the Make Us Better community by launching the next MUB Patreon Goal to create separate podcast feeds for all PSVG weekly shows! At the $400 patron mark (only $40 away) PSVG will launch an official PSVG Podcast network and separate show feeds for Board with Video Games, The Nintendo Shack, PSVG OT and the flagship PSVG Podcast. Please consider helping PSVG and MUB reach this next milestone in our continued journey to create the MUB the best gaming community on the nets!
This week's Nintendo eShop drops another great week full of indie options to choose from highlighted most by Into the Breach and The Messenger. https://youtu.be/AJViZXHK7bs
The Messenger – As a demon army besieges his village, a young ninja ventures through a cursed world to deliver a scroll paramount to his clan’s survival. What begins as a classic action platformer soon unravels into an expansive time-traveling adventure full of thrills, surprises and humor.
Reviews kind of speak for themselves on this one
Into the Breach – The remnants of human civilization are threatened by gigantic creatures breeding beneath the earth. You must control powerful mechs from the future to defeat an alien threat. Each attempt to save the world presents a new randomly generated challenge in this turn-based strategy game from the makers of the FTL game.
The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season – Play as Lee Everett, a convicted criminal, who has been given a second chance at life in a world devastated by the undead. With corpses returning to life and survivors stopping at nothing to maintain their own safety, protecting an orphaned girl named Clementine may offer him redemption.
Also new this week:
ACA NEOGEO CROSSED SWORDS (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Bloxiq (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Claws of Furry (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Sept. 3
Fall of Light: Darkest Edition (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Freedom Planet (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
GOD WARS The Complete Legend (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Sept. 4
Haunted Dungeons: Hyakki Castle (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Mini Metro (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Moonfall Ultimate (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Sept. 4
Ninjin: Clash of Carrots (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Sept. 4
Phantaruk (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Realpolitiks (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Son of a Witch (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Sept. 4
The VideoKid (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Toy Stunt Bike: Tiptop’s Trials – Full and Demo Versions
Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.
My Nintendo September Rewards – Summer’s almost over, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop – head back to school with a New Nintendo 2DS XL system! With a huge library of games featuring Mario, Link and more classic characters, it’s just the thing to get through long bus rides or down time after school. My Nintendo September rewards help kick things off with discounts for up to 50 percent on Nintendo Selects games like The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. Nintendo 2DS XL plays all Nintendo 3DS games in 2D only. Check out the full list of the rewards here.
https://youtu.be/-4wz7Mb8Kqw In case you missed the Dragalia Lost Direct late last night here's the latest PR update from Nintendo and the video above.
For the first time ever, Nintendo is introducing a new IP directly on smart devices! With the Dragalia Lost game, players can enjoy a fast-paced action role-playing game set in a fantasy world of warriors, magic and dragons that’s specifically designed to play on smartphones, but with the depth typically reserved for dedicated video game systems. With intuitive touch-screen controls, colorful fantasy graphics that pop off the screen and the option to join up online with up to three other players in co-op story quests, events and Raid Battles, the game can easily be enjoyed in short bursts or longer play sessions.
“Fans are looking for a variety of experiences on mobile devices, and this vibrant action role-playing game perfectly complements our other mobile games, while also offering something completely new.”
Nintendo debuted a video detailing many of the features coming to Dragalia Lost. To view the video presentation in its entirety, visit https://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct/08-29-2018/.
“Our mobile strategy is expanding with the launch of Dragalia Lost, the first original IP from Nintendo to launch on mobile devices,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Fans are looking for a variety of experiences on mobile devices, and this vibrant action role-playing game perfectly complements our other mobile games, while also offering something completely new.”
In Dragalia Lost, players build a customized party of adventurers and set off on a grand journey – one that will take them to a variety of locales to save the Kingdom of Alberia from mysterious evil forces that are corrupting the realm. While exploring the world, players control their party of adventurers in battle, even transforming into mighty dragons to unleash devastating attacks. Along the way, players can discover more than 60 companions for their party that offer a variety of different weapon classes, combat abilities and elemental properties.
Battles are performed in real time to keep players in the action, dragging their fingers on the screen to move their characters, tapping or holding to engage with various attacks and flicking along the screen to dodge. It’s all very intuitive and easy to pick up for any type of player. And by using the in-game currency Diamantium or Wyrmite, players can summon new characters, dragons or special accessories called Wyrmprints that can be equipped for powerful abilities or bonuses. Wyrmite is earned in the game as a reward for completing quests, while Diamantium can be purchased using real-world money.
Dragalia Lost is all about letting players play how they want. Party members can be customized in all sorts of ways, whether it’s through new equipment or leveling up and earning new or upgraded abilities. Dragalia Lost even offers synchronous online multiplayer with up to three other people who have the game, so friends can share the experience throughout the game’s main story adventure, additional quests and event raids.
For more information about Dragalia Lost, including how to pre-register, visit https://dragalialost.com/en/.
The Walking Dead: The Final Season - Season Pass – After years on the road facing threats both living and dead, a secluded school might finally be Clementine and AJ’s chance for a home. But protecting it will mean sacrifice. In this gripping, emotional final season, your choices define your relationships, shape your world, and determine how Clementine’s story ends.
🏃♀️ "Done Running" - August 14 🚸 "Suffer the Children" - September 25 🔥 "Broken Toys" - November 6 😭 "Take Us Back" - December 18 pic.twitter.com/YyX7VZOjTr
— Telltale Games (@telltalegames) August 15, 2018
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
DONT FORGET ABOUT THE VALKYRIA CHRONICLES DEMO!
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes – In the Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes game, one player is trapped in a room with a ticking time bomb they must defuse. The other players are the “Experts” who must give the instructions to defuse the bomb by deciphering the information found in the Bomb Defusal Manual. But there’s a catch: The Experts can’t see the bomb, so everyone will need to talk it out – fast! Puzzle solving and communication skills – and maybe a few friendships – will be put to the test as players race to defuse bombs while communicating quickly, clearly and effectively.
Also new this week:
- ACA NEOGEO METAL SLUG 4 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- All-Star Fruit Racing (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Aug. 21
- Animated Jigsaws: Beautiful Japanese Scenery – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Arcade Archives Kid’s Horehore Daisakusen (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- CastleStorm (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Detective Gallo (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Aug. 17
- FLIP OVER FROG (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- FunBox Party (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Johnny Turbo’s Arcade: Nitro Ball (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Manual Samuel (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Monopoly for Nintendo Switch – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Morphite – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Next Up Hero (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Out of The Box (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Aug. 22
- Persian Nights: Sands of Wonders (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Aug. 17
- Polygod (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Aug. 17
- Red’s Kingdom (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Robbotto (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Spectrum (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Aug. 20
- Tiny Hands Adventure (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Treadnauts (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Aug. 17
Nintendo eShop sales:
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
- Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.
- Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Flower Festival Event – Every day is a new day in the Animal Crossing: Pocket Campsmartphone game. Starting today, the Flower Festival event begins. Stop by your garden to get special event flower seeds. If you cross-pollinate event flowers, you can get seeds for flowers of different colors. Trade event flowers to Lloid for items like a red-and-yellow bicycle and Flower Festival clothing, among other fun summer items. This event is running from Aug. 16 at 11 p.m. PT through Aug. 28 at 10:59 p.m. PT.
- August Legendary Pokémon – The Legendary duo of Kyogre and Groudon has dominated the land and seas since originally appearing in the Hoenn region. Now you can get one of them via a code from your local participating GameStop store from Aug. 3 to Aug. 26. Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Sun players can get Kyogre, while Pokémon Ultra Moon and Pokémon Moon players can get Groudon. Available while supplies last. Contact your local GameStop or check https://www.gamestop.com/stores to find participating stores.
- Nintendo Labo Creators Contest No. 2 Ends Soon – Calling Nintendo Labo fans! In less than one week, the latest Nintendo Labo Creators Contest ends. Have you started on your entry? A team of Nintendo Labo judges will select two Grand Prize winners and eight runner-up winners in two categories: Best Toy-Con Musical Instrument and Best Gaming Experience using Toy-Con Garage. The contest ends at 10:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 20. You can also check out other submissions here – and don’t forget to give a “like” to your favorites! The prizes include a specially designed, collectible cardboard-inspired Nintendo Switch system, Nintendo Labo Creators jackets and more. For more info, please visit the official contest site at https://labo.nintendo.com/share/#!/contest/.*
So I am sitting here eating my whole wheat bbq chicken TBLT (turkey bacon, lettuce, and tomato) and staring at my twitter feed hoping for more Bears news. Another teacher walks in and does the head nod signaling of course hello. Most people use the head nod in my experience because of fear. They are scared to say hello or scared to interrupt you. Some think it looks cool (it doesn't) but I try to spend less time thinking of those people than I do eating tofu.
This teacher warmed up their food in the microwave and sat two tables away from me. Not far enough to say hey don't talk to me, but not close enough to say hey lets talk right now.
So I finished watching my dude Turbo talking with the media (thank you Atlanta for letting us get him) and put my phone down. I introduced myself to the teacher and starting talking back and forth about what we do, how long we've been here, etc. I got up to toss my yogurt in the trash, grabbed my stuff and sat down next to the teacher and continued our chat.
Then the question was brought up. Games of the video persuasion. This is one of the hardest things I have to maneuver as a teacher. Some teachers love games, many hate them. The line is black and white and its hard to find many in the grey area.
I responded to the question and said I play a lot of games and gave my whys, to get to know my students better by relating to their passion as well as I love them now and enjoy this form of media.
The teacher breathed a sigh of relief and told me they were a gamer as well and his favorite types of games, rpgs. We chatted for a few more minutes and I told him if he wanted to try the xbox (he is a sony guy) there is one in my office and he is free to jump on. As I walked to my office I began to think of my favorite types of games, shooters and sports games. Then I thought of Call of Duty, easily the franchise I spent the most money on. And then this hit me.
WHY IN THE WORLD IS THERE NOT A CALL OF DUTY GAME THAT ALLOWS MULTIPLAYER CAMPAIGN!
How is that not a thing? Why cant we jump into the battlefield together and conquer levels and take out bad guys? Why is their not a story mode that engages you with your friends instead of you being forced to play alone. If Destiny can do it so well, why cant they?
This would be the best COD mode since Team Deathmatch. Could you imagine you are storming the beach, pinned down and trying to find a whole in the lines. Then your best friend draws their fire and you push through to secure a bunker and protect other players. I mean how awesome would that be? So much HYPE I cant even contain myself.
What do you think, what are your thoughts on this? I mean doesn't that make sense in this world of gaming that this is a thing?
Ok headed to work, reach out to @psvgkevin @psvgblog @thecoachhulk @datyus and we will have to chat this up. Love ya'll and talk to you later.
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There is this moment in one of my favorite TV shows, Living Single, where Overton watches the girl he cares for (Synclaire) going on a date with a veterinarian. In the middle of the vet and Synclaire's date, the vet receives a phone call that eventually leads to him having to leave the restaurant early for a vet emergency. As the vet walks out, Overton strolls up looking dapper and fly and proceeds to go on a date with the girl he loves, Synclaire. Why does this moment stick out in my head? Well because I think that Phil Spencer is in the process of pulling the same move with gamers. As Sony has all the games, exclusives that have already come, and a huge install base you know that it is established i.e. the vet. Gamers aka Synclaire would be happy to settle down with Sony.
But Xbox is playing Overton and playing it like a champ. Xbox knows that you gamers are great. It has spent the last few years showing gamers that they care about games and you. They care about making amends for past mistakes where they didn't have gamers in the forefront. This was in full display at E3 this year.
The thing that keeps getting at me though isn't that Microsoft had a great conference--conference of the year type stuff. No its the following two things:
Shortly before this moment, Phil Spencer teased the shadowing of a console. I tried to find a picture of it but was unable too. I watched the conference five times to confirm it. This is where I noticed his shirt. It seems at first glance just to be a cool shirt, right? Hello, Xbox swag store.
But, when you look at it, it's the development and break down of a controller. Man how crazy is that? Its like a hidden message in a bottle except on the bottle it says, we are working on a new system and it is coming sooner than you think. Why do I think this? Is it because I spent four hours in the sun today in Florida and am a little dehydrated? Is it because I didn't sleep well and am running on fumes? Or is it because many of the shirts Phil has worn at E3 and Gamescom have turned out to be IP that came to and out of Microsoft and I think its Phil's cruel joke to foreshadow and hide secretes in plan sight to mess with us? I'm not sure which one is more accurate, but something tells me the console shadow during his ending speech was more than just for dramatic effect and that this shirt was chosen for a reason.
We will see. As Lobo and I say, All Hail the Chief, In Phil we trust!
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Donnie had the opportunity to review Soccer Slammers, the latest game from Atooi, the developer behind Mutant Mudds, Chicken Wiggle and Xeodrifter. What did he think about this arcade button-smashing soccer game? Watch below to find out.
Also, if you'd like to watch Donnie and his son Jack check out the local coop, watch the let's play video.
It goes without saying - The Nintendo Shack was more than pleased by today's announcements. Nintendo Shack records the podcast tomorrow ;)
Every year during E3 week, video game publishers talk about the games they’re planning to release in the next couple of years (or, sometime in the next decade at least…). It’s an exciting time to be a gamer, as we learn about the worlds we will be inhabiting.
A host of companies hold live presentations to reveal the latest games, and the bevy of gaming media across the globe grade these companies on how well the presentations went. (Hey, we’ve got coverage of every conference here at PSVG. Subscribe to the podcast feed!)
But we spend too much time talking about how the presenters did. Was there enough gameplay? Were there enough surprises? Too much time on mobile games? Why’d they waste so much time on live music and YouTube personalities!?
The thing is, the world and how we consume media have changed greatly since the first Electronics Entertainment Expo more than two decades ago. Gaming itself has broken into the mainstream, with millions of people watching and playing games all over the world. More people watch eSports. More than 100 million people watch the largest League of Legends tournaments online.
Many hardcore gamers get their gaming news straight from the source — the Playstation Blog debuts games on a near-daily basis. YouTube personalities play a role in showing off developers’ hard work.
And, yet...we sit and watch as EA, Microsoft, Bethesda, Devolver, Ubisoft, Square Enix and PlayStation get up on stages and talk about games. Everything between gameplay is derided as pointless, unless you have a charismatic person like Todd Howard who doesn’t fully rely on a teleprompter.
The information revealed in these staid presentations could easily be included in standard press releases, accompanied by videos. Nintendo’s Directs have this flavor, but the idea could easily be adapted to fit each company’s corporate flavor. This year’s Direct was fantastic, with about 20 minutes of fast-hitting trailers and announcements, followed by a 25-minute deep dive into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
The best part of E3 — for me — is in perusing through the deluge of news and picking out what I’m interested in learning more about. The coverage that mainstream sites like IGN, Kinda Funny, Polygon and more put up throughout the event is worth far more than the presentations themselves. PlayStation and Nintendo’s livestreams are far more interesting and informative than the presentations.
I’m not calling for an end to E3 itself, but instead a reimagining of how the information is released. It can cost less, take less time and be for efficient, all while still stoking conversation and getting gamers excited.
There is plenty to be excited about, as well. Personally, I’m super excited for Fallout 76, StarLink, Anthem, Spider-Man, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and more. But I don’t need to watch hour-long “conferences” to stoke the fire of excitement. I need informative gameplay sessions with insightful commentary and interviews.
These are the views of the author, and not PSVG as a whole.
Caroline, Kevin, & Josh took to the internet to see Square's QUICK showcase at E3 2018. https://youtu.be/bkWXbtf-sl8
Now we will have a proper reactions podcast after we collect our thoughts and hear from the show floor, but if you want here are our LIVE REACTIONS to EA at E3 2018. https://youtu.be/BnP7YjoXAgU
Looking for the details? We got you covered there too, here's the official information from EA PR Team after their showcase.
Today, at EA PLAY, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) announced a new PC subscription tier, Origin™ Access Premier*, that unlocks a new way to play. Starting this summer, players can join Origin Access Premier to enjoy full access to new EA releases on PC before anyone else, including the upcoming launches of EA SPORTS Madden NFL 19, EA SPORTS FIFA 19, Battlefield V and Anthem.
“Millions of players have experienced the fun of playing more games through our subscription programs, and today we’re taking another groundbreaking step with Origin Access Premier,” said Electronic Arts’ Chief Executive Officer Andrew Wilson. “Origin Access Premier unlocks unprecedented levels of choice and value for players who love PC games. For the first time in a subscription, you’re getting new games like Madden NFL 19, FIFA 19, Battlefield V and Anthem, and full access to more than 100 games from EA and other publishers with a single membership. We’re thrilled to be opening up this new way for players to access great games, with the freedom to play what they want, whenever they want.”
Included in the Origin Access Premier membership is full access to EA’s upcoming highly-anticipated games on PC. Members can look forward to playing the following games:
- EA SPORTS Madden NFL 19 which delivers visuals and gameplay powered by Frostbite™, along with more game-changing control to players than ever before starting August 2, 2018 for Origin Access Premier members.
- EA SPORTS FIFA 19 which brings a champion-caliber experience on and off the pitch, powered by Frostbite, with the integration of the UEFA Champions League. Fans can also enjoy enhanced gameplay features that provide new and unrivaled ways to play starting September 20, 2018 for Origin Access Premier members.
- Battlefield V which immerses players in unexpected battles and untold stories of World War 2 as never seen before starting October 11, 2018 for Origin Access Premier members.
- Anthem, a social, connected Action-RPG with cooperative multiplayer at its heart. Players can customize an array of powered Javelin exosuits and team up to face a dangerous and ever-changing world through exploration and combat. Dive into the action starting February 15, 2019 for Origin Access Premier members.
Members will also receive the benefits from the current Origin Access Basic membership that already includes an evolving library of 100+ games, including Battlefield 1™, Mad Max and the Batman™: Arkham series, as well as newly added titles, including Need For Speed™ Payback, Inside, This Is The Police, Surge and more. Along with a 10% discount on Origin purchases.
Anthem™, the brand-new IP from BioWare’s renowned team, will launch on Feb 22, 2019. Anthem is a social, connected Action-RPG with cooperative multiplayer at its heart. Players customize an array of powered Javelin exosuits and team up to face a dangerous and ever-changing world through exploration and combat.
In Anthem, up to four players explore and battle in a dangerous, mysterious place populated by great characters and a unique BioWare story. Players will also create stories of their own while they play, so no two journeys are the same. Javelin exosuits make their pilots powerful heroes in the world, with awesome weapons and incredible special abilities that allow for combat and exploration in a hostile environment. Players will be able to customize and personalize their suits with unique paint jobs and gear so they’ll have the right tools to confront almost any situation, and look good doing it.
Anthem is developed by BioWare and will be available worldwide February 22 for Origin for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Origin Access Premier members can be the first to play the full game with unlimited access on PC starting February 15, and EA Access and Origin Access Basic members can enjoy up to 10 hours of play time as part of the Play First Trial.
NBA LIVE 19 will launch worldwide on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One on September 7, 2018. NBA LIVE 19 will once again allow players to be THE ONE and forge their own path as one of the best high school players in the nation chasing the dream to become an all-time basketball icon. Players can’t do it alone though, as this year’s game will challenge them to travel the globe building a squad composed of some of the world’s greatest players.
NBA LIVE 19 will bring numerous new features and enhancements to the hardwood, building on last year’s strong foundation. Players will be invited to take their game around the world, facing opponents on new courts in Paris, Brazil and the Philippines, with each court and tournament offering unique rules and challenges specific to those courts. NBA LIVE 19 also marks the introduction of Real Player Motion (RPM) Tech into the franchise, introducing thousands of new animations and smoother gameplay than ever before. The game offers more choices for clothes, shoes and gear, and a new progression-system modeled after some of the sport’s greatest icons.
Command & Conquer™: Rivals, a fresh and innovative player versus player (PVP) real-time strategy game (RTS) built from the ground up for mobile devices. Taking advantage of mobile’s touch interface, Command & Conquer: Rivals gives players continuous control of their armies as they face off in intense head-to-head battles where skill and strategy are key to victory.
True to RTS games, planning and strategy are the keys to victory in Command & Conquer: Rivals. The intuitive mobile controls of the game allow players to focus their efforts on high-level strategy while also engaging in tactical battles. Each match requires a unique approach to a player’s army composition and build order, where players must create winning combinations of infantry, tanks, aircraft, and hi-tech behemoths in order to defend and out-maneuver an opponent.
Players will choose between the Global Defense Initiative and the Brotherhood of Nod factions, selecting their favorite Commanders to control their ultimate army in battle. By collecting, customizing, and upgrading a vast array of units and forces from the iconic Command & Conquer series, you can defeat your rivals on the battlefield and lead your army to victory.
For more information and to stay up to date on the latest news, follow Command & Conquer: Rivals on Twitter.
Instantly revealed and launched Unravel Two. The innovative new single player and co-op puzzle platformer comes from the Swedish studio that brought to life Yarny, the tiny red woolen character that captured the hearts of players in 2015 with the hit indie game, Unravel. Unravel Two builds off of the original game and centers on the bond between two Yarnys, which can be played as a single player or local co-op drop-in/drop-out experience, available beginning today. The two Yarnys will need to support one another as they work through tricky trials and traverse between beautiful natural landscapes and intricate urban environments, with the surroundings blossoming into new life as they embark on an adventure together.
Unravel Two features an evocative story filled with energy, intrigue, and inspiration, as well as ominous threats. Players can customize their own Yarnys by helping others in Unravel Two, as they jump, slide, swing and run along their adventure with two Yarnys side-by-side or joined together, always. The engaging and lighthearted story of Unravel Two demonstrates the power of positivity in the face of uncertainty.
The last week before E3 brings a brand new Nintendo game in Sushi Striker to 3DS and Nintendo Switch. Also, Banner Saga 2 & the Legendary Eleven drop to offer some choices for you to consider.
Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido – Help Musashi end the Empire’s tyrannical monopoly of the world’s sushi supply by becoming a Sushi Striker. Devour conveyor-belt sushi, matching plates and sushi types to defeat any enemy or boss who stands between you and victory. Befriend Sushi Sprites and use their powerful skills in battle. The Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushidogame for the Nintendo Switch system and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems will be available on June 8. A free Nintendo Switch demo is also available in Nintendo eShop. Nintendo 3DS version playable in 2D only.
Banner Saga 2 – The award-winning adventure continues in Banner Saga 2. This epic story-based role-playing game continues its emotional journey across a breaking world. Bold leadership decisions, wise use of resources and skillful battle tactics are vital to ensure your Viking clans make it through alive. Your choices will carry over from the first game, or you can start fresh with new preset characters.
BLAZBLUE CROSS TAG BATTLE – An unrivaled clash of explosive proportions! Created through an all-star collaboration between BLAZBLUE, ATLUS’ Persona, French Bread’s Under Night In-Birth and Rooster Teeth’s hugely popular RWBY web series, CROSS TAG BATTLE celebrates the fighting genre for pros and newcomers alike. Choose your team in fast-paced 2v2 battles filled with the craziness you’ve come to love from BLAZBLUE, with all the tight mechanics, smooth gameplay and gorgeous 2D graphics you expect from Arc System Works.
- Earn double Gold Points when you pre-purchase the digital version of Mario Tennis Aces! – Receive a bonus of 300 My Nintendo Gold Points when you pre-purchase the digital version of the Mario Tennis Aces game through Nintendo eShop or Nintendo.com (where available). Offer ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on June 21. Bonus points will be issued a few days after the release day of the game, are earned based on the original list price of the game on Nintendo eShop, and will vary by country and currency.
- Fire Emblem Heroes 2.6 Update – Accessories for Heroes’ mini units have been added. These accessories can be seen by other players in the Arena, so you can customize the look of your Heroes and show them off. Accessories are planned to be available through events and quests. Note: Accessories will not alter a Hero’s stats or skills.
Also new this week:
- A Magical High School Girl (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- ACA NEOGEO RIDING HERO (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Baobabs Mausoleum – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- D/Generation: The Original (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Deemo – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Devious Dungeon – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available June 11
- GRIDD: Retroenhanced (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Hexologic (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available June 12
- Iro Hero (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- KADOBAT WARS (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Legendary Eleven (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available June 8
- Milanoir (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- One Strike (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available June 8
- Operation Hardcore (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Pure / Electric Love "What do you want?" - Eri Kitami - (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Samurai Defender: Ninja Warfare (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Semispheres – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Shining Resonance Refrain – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available June 12
- Songbringer (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Tennis World Tour (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available June 12
- THE Number Puzzle (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Games for Toddlers 2 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Rainbow Snake (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Storm Chaser – Tornado Alley (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
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It's time to share all that downloadable Nintendo goodness with you, here, in blog form! Ready to go back to Hyrule? No? Well, then you better play a few rounds of golf in the PSVG Mario Golf lunch club!
Let's see what's cooking this week!
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
- Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition – Cut down enemy hordes as characters from the Legend of Zelda series. You even play co-op multiplayer with a friend on one system! All features and downloadable content from past versions of the game, including My Fairy mode and elements from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, can be enjoyed in crisp HD on the Nintendo Switch system. The fate of Hyrule rests in your hands! The Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Editiongame will be available on May 18.
- Runner3 – The Timbletot is determined to rid the multiverse of all its love and happiness. CommanderVideo, a lover if ever there were one, refuses to let this happen. He’s ready to jump, double-jump, wall-jump, slide-jump, slide, kick, float, drive, fly and dance his way to victory, all across a medley of thrilling, challenging and joyous levels. The Runner3 game will be available on May 22.
- Little Nightmares Complete Edition – Do you remember your childhood fears? Immerse yourself in the Little Nightmares Complete Edition game, a dark whimsical tale that will confront you with your childhood fears as you help Six & The Kid escape The Maw – a vast, mysterious vessel inhabited by corrupted souls looking for their next meal. Little Nightmares Complete Editionwill be available on May 18.
- Mega Man Legacy Collection – The Mega Man Legacy Collection game is a celebration of the 8-bit history of Capcom’s iconic Blue Bomber. Featuring faithful reproductions of the series’ origins with the original six Mega Man games, the Legacy Collection will remind longtime fans and introduce newcomers to what made Mega Man such a popular and iconic character. Mega Man Legacy Collection will be available on May 22.
- Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 – The Blue Bomber is back in this second collection of classic Mega Man games. Featuring faithful reproductions of Mega Man 7, 8, 9, & 10, this collection spans the iconic series’ evolution and retro revolution. Take on the nefarious Dr. Wily and his diverse Robot Masters in these timeless 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit adventures. The Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 game will be available on May 22.
- Nintendo eShop sales:
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
- Nintendo Labo Creators Contest for Best Toy-Con Mod Using Toy-Con Garage Ends Next Week – Make, play and discover with Nintendo Labo! Create your masterpiece using a Nintendo Labo kit and a Nintendo Switch system, then post a video or picture of your creation to the My Nintendo – Nintendo Labo Creators Contest site for a chance to win some great prizes.* The “Best Toy-Con mod using Toy-Con Garage” contest ends on 10:59 a.m. PT on May 25, so act fast!
- Are you curious about what other My Nintendo members have made so far? Check out them out here, and be sure to click the “Like” button for your favorite creations!* Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the U.S. and Canada, ages 13+. Nintendo Switch system and Nintendo Labo kit required. Contest begins 11AM PT on 4/20/18 and ends at 10:59AM PT on 5/11/18 for the Best Decorated Toy-Con Contest Category, 10:59AM PT on 5/25/18 for the Best Toy-Con Mod Using Toy-Con Garage Contest Category, and 10:59AM PT on 6/15/18 for the Best Original Invention Using Toy-Con Garage Contest Category. To enter, upload your photo or video of your Toy-Con creation or invention as detailed in the Official Rules. 9 winners will each receive One (1) Nintendo Labo Variety Kit (ARV: $ $69.99 USD) or Nintendo Labo Robot Kit (ARV: $79.99 USD), one (1) Nintendo Labo Creators Jacket (ARV: $ 70.00 USD), and one (1) award certificate (ARV: $ 70.00 USD). ARV of each prize package: $209.99-$219.99 USD. Total ARV of all prizes: $1,889.91-$1,979.91 USD. Chances of winning a prize depend on eligibility and quality of entries received, and how well each meets the judging criteria. Details and restrictions apply. For Official Rules, visit https://labo.nintendo.com/share/#!/contest-rulesSponsor: Nintendo of America Inc.
- Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition My Nintendo Rewards – To celebrate the Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition game launch, My Nintendo is offering themed rewards, including two free character printables (printable 1 and 2) and a new wallpaper redeemable with My Nintendo points. Check out more rewards at https://my.nintendo.com/news/e5335141c5d8c4dd.
Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:
- New themes this week include:
- Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux Theme
Also new this week:
- ACA NEOGEO BASEBALL STARS PROFESSIONAL (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Banner Saga 1 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Calculation Castle: Greco's Ghostly Challenge "Addition" (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Calculation Castle: Greco's Ghostly Challenge "Division" (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Calculation Castle: Greco's Ghostly Challenge "Multiplication" (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Calculation Castle: Greco's Ghostly Challenge "Subtraction" (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Disco Dodgeball - REMIX (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 22
- Fairune Collection (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- FRAMED Collection (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Happy Birthdays – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 22
- Henry The Hamster Handler (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 18
- Ice Cream Surfer (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Invisiballs (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Johnny Turbo’s Arcade: Super Burger Time (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Kitten Squad (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Never Stop (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Urban Trial Playground – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- White Night (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Block-a-Pix Color (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
Restocks Are Coming!
There you go gang! Get out there and get gaming! Stay funky!
Welcome to May! It's time for the first Nintendo Download of the month and this time we are getting FUNKY!Read More
America, 1899. The end of the wild west era has begun as lawmen hunt down the last remaining outlaw gangs. Those who will not surrender or succumb are killed. From the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America at the dawn of the modern age. Coming October 26, 2018 to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One systems.
Here's this week's Nintendo Download which provides a few options which should spice up anyone that's been looking for something new to play. Personal highlights we discussed on Nintendo Shack this week - Late Shift, Light Fall, South Park & Jotun.
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
- Jotun: Valhalla Edition – Jotun: Valhalla Edition is a hand-drawn, action-exploration game set in Norse mythology. You play as Thora, a Viking warrior who died an inglorious death and must prove herself to the Gods to enter Valhalla. Explore vast regions of Norse Purgatory to find runes to unleash the jotun, giant Norse elementals. Fight them using only your massive two-handed axe, the blessings of the Gods and your skills. Jotun: Valhalla Edition launches April 27.
- Light Fall – Explore the Forgotten World of Numbra to uncover your mysterious past and save the land and its inhabitants from an imminent threat. In this land of eternal night, you will rely on your Shadow Core to brave the many challenges and foes standing in your way. Do you have what it takes to survive in perilous Numbra?
DLC & Updates:
- Splatoon 2 Update Now Available – Nintendo has dropped some fresh (and free!) new content for the Splatoon 2 game on the Nintendo Switch system this week! After downloading a major new update (Version 3.0) to the Splatoon 2 game, players will have access to a huge amount of new content. This includes the addition of more than 100 pieces of new and returning gear, new songs, the introduction of a challenging new X Rank for the top-performing players in Ranked Battle, weapon balance adjustments and the return of Callie of the famous Squid Sisters. For more information about this free update, please visit the official Nintendo customer support site.
- Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Version 1.4.0 Update – The Version 1.4.0 free update, which will be available later today, includes the ability to recruit and resonate the Rare Blade T-elos from the Xenosaga series after clearing the main game story. Get full update notes at the official Nintendo customer support site.
- Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Expansion Pass: Rare Blade Pack – Expansion Pass owners can now receive the first additional Rare Blade from the Expansion Pass, Poppibuster! Learn more about the Expansion Pass here: https://xenobladechronicles2.nintendo.com/dlc/.
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Also New This Week
- 12 orbits (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available April 27
- A Robot Named Fight (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- ACA NEOGEO GHOST PILOTS (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- ACA NEOGEO STAKES WINNER (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 2
- Agatha Knife (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Another Lost Phone: Laura’s Story (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Aqua Moto Racing Utopia (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available April 27
- Arcade Archives 10-Yard Fight (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 2
- Bouncy Bob (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available April 27
- DragoDino (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available April 27
- Glaive: Brick Breaker (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Goetia (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Hello Kitty Kruisers (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- KORG Gadget for Nintendo Switch (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Late Shift (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Ninja Striker! (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Saturday Morning RPG (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Save the Ninja Clan (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available April 27
- Sky Rogue (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Snow Moto Racing Freedom (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available April 27
- Sparkle ZERO (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Super Saurio Fly (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Available April 28
- The Bridge – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Tumblestone – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Unalive (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
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More Nintendo Stuff
- My Nintendo – Nintendo Labo Creators Contest – Make, Play and Discover with Nintendo Labo! Create your masterpiece using a Nintendo Labo kit and a Nintendo Switch system, then post a video or image of your creation to the My Nintendo – Nintendo Labo Creators Contest official site. The winning My Nintendo members will each receive:
- a Nintendo Labo Variety Kit or Nintendo Labo Robot Kit
- a Nintendo Labo Creators jacket
- a framed award certificate signed by Nintendo Labo developers
My Nintendo members can submit entries in three categories:
- Best Decorated Toy-Con – Enter by 10:59 a.m. PT on May 11
- Best Toy-Con Mod using Toy-Con Garage – Enter by 10:59 a.m. PT on May 25
- Best Original Invention Using Toy-Con Garage – Enter by 10:59 a.m. PT on June 15
Nintendo eShop sales:
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U