Nintendo Download 09.06.17

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NBA 2K19 – The NBA 2K franchise celebrates 20 years of redefining what sports gaming can be, from graphics and gameplay to unique game modes and an immersive open-world “Neighborhood”. The NBA 2K19 game continues to push limits as it brings gaming one step closer to real-life basketball excitement and culture. NBA 2K19 is available Sept. 11 and the NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition is available Sept. 7.

Hyper Light Drifter – Special Edition – Explore a beautiful, vast and ruined world riddled with dangers and lost technologies. Echoes of a dark and violent past resonate throughout a savage land, steeped in treasure and blood. Hyper Light Drifter is an action-adventure-RPG in the vein of the best 16-bit classics, with modernized mechanics and designs on a much grander scale.

Gone Home – You arrive home after a year abroad. You expect your family to greet you, but the house is empty. Something’s not right. Where is everyone? And what’s happened here? Unravel the mystery for yourself in the Gone Home game, a story exploration game from The Fullbright Company.

SNK HEROINES ~Tag Team Frenzy~ – The SNK HEROINES ~Tag Team Frenzy~ game brings the party home! Play online* or with friends** as SNK’s iconic heroines in this new 2-v-2 fighting game. Choose one of the many heroines from SNK’s history, like Athena, Kula and Shermie, and customize her look before letting her battle it out. Who will be the Belle of the Brawl? SNK HEROINES ~Tag Team Frenzy~ is available on Sept. 7.

Also new this week:

ACA NEOGEO FOOTBALL FRENZY (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Azure Reflections (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Broforce (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Chiki-Chiki Boxy Racers (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Dust: An Elysian Tail (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Sept. 10

FullBlast (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Sept. 7

Gakuen Club (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Gnomes Garden 3: The thief of castles (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Grandpa and the Zombies (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Sept. 12

Kentucky Robo Chicken (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Lifeless Planet: Premiere Edition (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Miles & Kilo – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Mummy Pinball (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Sept. 7

PLANET ALPHA (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Shikhondo – Soul Eater (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Sigi – A Fart for Melusina (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Sept. 7

STAY (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Sept. 12

Super Inefficient Golf (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Sept. 7

Swim Out – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Time Carnage (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Sept. 12

Breakout Defense (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

Double Breakout (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

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YO-KAI WATCH BLASTERS: Red Cat Corps / YO-KAI WATCH BLASTERS: White Dog Squad – Jibanyan and his Blasters team hit the streets in this action-packed twist on the YO-KAI WATCH series. You can play solo, or team up with up to three other friends*** to blast away Big Bosses and evil Yo-kai and tackle various missions to amplify your team’s awesomeness.

Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.

Nintendo Download 8.30.18

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

https://twitter.com/devolverdigital/status/1034787753714741248

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.

https://youtu.be/vw30dENVR2Y

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.

ICYMI: Dragalia Lost Detailed & Direct

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.”

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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/.

Nintendo Download - 08.23.18

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate – This critically acclaimed action RPG series makes its debut on the Nintendo Switch system. Choose from 14 different weapon types, mix and match them with unique Hunting Styles and Hunter Arts, or even play as an adorable but ferocious Felyne in Prowler Mode. The Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate game features the largest cast of monsters for any game in the series, from returning fan favorites to mysterious never-before-seen monsters. Monster Hunters Generations Ultimate will be available on Aug. 28. A free demo of the game is available to download now on Nintendo eShop.

https://youtu.be/ZAH4fc0rqxQ

Little Dragons Café – Little Dragons Café opens with a twin brother and sister learning to cook and manage a small café with their mother. All was routine until one morning when the twins discover that their mother won’t wake up. Suddenly, a strange old man appears and tells them that they must raise a dragon to save her. Working with three quirky café employees, the twins must wrangle a dragon and run the family business while finding a way to save their mother. Available Aug. 24

https://youtu.be/RrEhFNyz_ug

Bad North - Bad North is a charming but brutal real-time tactics roguelite. Defend your idyllic island kingdom against a horde of Viking invaders, as you lead the desperate exodus of your people. Command your loyal subjects to take full tactical advantage of the unique shape of each island. Everything is at stake: fail, and watch the blood of your subjects stain the ground red.

https://youtu.be/Yk565lneDR4

Blade Strangers – A malevolent force known only as Lina is devouring data from a vast, interdimensional network of servers overseen by sentient computers called “motes.” In desperation, the motes summon heroes from a variety of parallel game worlds to face off against each other in one-on-one combat. Fighter roster includes popular characters from previous Studio Saizensen and/or Nicalis games, including Code of Princess EXCave Story+, the Umihara Kawase series, and The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+. Other surprise entrants include the well-known indie superstar characters, Shovel Knight and Gunvolt. The Blade Strangers game will be available Aug. 28.

Prison Architect: Nintendo Switch Edition – In the Prison Architect: Nintendo Switch Edition game, you will see the impact of your grand design on the lives of your inmates, be it a utopic center for rehabilitation, a brutal Super Max Prison, or anything in between. Acting as both architect and governor, you control every detail of your Prison - from building new cells and facilities to hiring staff and creating reform programs - all while dealing with informants, contraband smuggling, gang warfare, full scale riots and more!

Also new this week:

ACA NEOGEO REAL BOUT FATAL FURY 2 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Behind the Screen (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

de Blob 2 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Aug. 28

Earthworms –Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Aug. 23

Earthworms (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Aug. 24

EXTREME POKER (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Fernz Gate (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Flood of Light (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Hacky Zack (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Kero Blaster (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Morphies Law (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

My Farm (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Night Trap – 25th Anniversary Edition (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Aug. 24

Shio (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Space Ribbon (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Aug. 24

The Low Road (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Victor Vran Overkill Edition (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Aug. 28

Western 1849 Reloaded (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Aug. 29

Nintendo Download 8.16.18

overShoulder resize-min.jpg 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.

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:

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Activities:

  • 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/.*

EP1 - The Walking Dead The Final Season

Donnie played through the first episode of The Walking Dead - The Final Season over on Twitch.  Here's the streams of both the majority of the chapter and the ending. Tune into the next Nintendo Shack Podcast for thoughts on the first chapter. https://youtu.be/JZDbsXYPB5o

https://youtu.be/nM4YITLOdB8

Review: State of Mind (Xbox One)

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  • Developer: Daedalic Entertainment
  • Publisher: Daedalic Entertainment
  • Reviewed On: Xbox One, releases August 15th, 2018
  • Also playable on: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 & PC

Note: The review embargo for State of Mind is today, Monday August 13th 2018 however the developer, due to State of Mind's focus on narrative and storytelling, has asked that we hold any video footage after the game's introduction until the game releases on the 15th. This post will be updated with more video content on Wednesday.

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Out this Wednesday is the latest point-and-click adventure game State of Mind from German developer & publisher Daedalic Entertainment. Daedalic, since it's creation in 2007, has been making a name for itself as a standout in the narrative adventure & point and click genre with highlights such as the Edna & Harvey series, The Pillars of the Earth and the tactical turn-based RPG series Blackguards.

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When mind and machine become one – what will remain of humanity? That's the core theme at the heart of State of Mind's journey. The narrative adventure is set in dystopian Berlin, Germany 2048. Society's on the brink of collapse as poverty, illness, lack of resources, and robotics threaten the human way of life. Is there hope, salvation to be found? A colony on Mars? Super AI? Trans-human adaptation and Virtual Reality? Government Conspiracy? Does any of these intrigue you, strike your fancy? If so, I'm willing to bet you'd really enjoy the story that State of Mind sets out to tell. There are similarities to Blade Runner, I, Robot, Ready Player One, Surrogates or Ex Machina if you're looking for them so if that's your kinda story this is your kind of game. The plot, the focus and main offering to be had with State of Mind, is a fun one but also difficult to dance around and avoid spoiling any of the fun. Let me just say the following:

  • If you think you know where it's going? You don't. Trust me.
  • For me, the ending was worth the journey to get there.
  • The best parts, as with all adventures, is in the details, the sub-plot and supporting characters so take your time and READ everything. It's a slow burn State of Mind that peels away layer after layer with ever rock you turn over.
  • You'll control several characters which allows the player to experience the story from multiple perspectives.
  • It's a mature, adult themed game thus the M rating (17+) a rating I agree with, definitely not suitable for the kiddos.
  • In total, I think my main campaign took me about 8-9 hours to complete over a 2 day period taking time to capture video/moments along the way.

https://youtu.be/vZflQp9Wb5I

Visually State of Mind is intriguing. The characters are all created out of this polygonal-triangle makeup that reminds me of how characters looked back in the early days of 3D graphics in the 90's, but much much MUCH better. Actually, considering the theme, it's a great fit as the character models add to the tech-y, sci-fi scheme most of the game is going for with most of its more impressive and stylized, grungy, neon lit environments. It's unique and a standout for me during my playtime. Several times during the game I used the left stick to just pan across the world around me. My only complaint with the visuals is that I wish there were more variations of NPC models present in several environments like the club, workplaces, streets and sidewalks. It's definitely noticeable more than once that a crowd was really more like 3-4 characters duplicated over and over (really, why are so many of the male characters wearing the same infinity scarf?). The overall use of textures, color and shapes is a simple but impressive one and definitely hits the science-fiction, almost cyber-punk scenery I believe the developers were trying to accomplish.

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As an adventure game built around point-and-click commands you already know what the gameplay consists of. You'll walk around, reading / interacting with objects and characters unlocking clues you'll use to progress the story along. Par for the course right? Thankfully, Daedalic has thrown in an OT flavored curve-ball to alleviate the repetitiveness that comes with the formula so often. Throughout my campaign at times I took control of drones that required a FPS-like mini-game or stealthily eavesdropping a conversation. There's also some minor hacking, phone calling, and several environmental picture-based puzzles that largely shake you from my one gameplay complaint, the walking. While never a deal breaker, you'll spend most of your time in State of Mind walking from location to location, character to character, and item to item and I must admit the floaty, tank-like walking controls weren't the best I've experienced. Characters feel like they have a large/wide turning area and even the smallest objects obstruct your path which combined had me stuck on corners or running into and along walls and other boundaries. I do wish there were more action-oriented moments to be had in the story as they're definitely the highlight of the campaign, but I also understand the slower, more investigative chapters enhance the chaos later on.

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I played State of Mind on Xbox One X where it performed pretty smooth throughout the game. There were only a couple, minor, seconds at a time where I thought I recognized some slowdown. I did get stuck on a couple elements of the environment, mainly desks/chairs in the office spaces that required me rebooting the last save point but the saves are generous and it only happened twice. Chapters, environments, and scenery load times were pretty reasonable, no more than 20-30 secs or so each time. I'm most intrigued to find out how the game performs on Nintendo Switch as there's just not a comparable experience to be found on Nintendo's handheld. Xbox and PlayStation have similar games from Tacoma, Fragments of Him and Firewatch. State of Mind could be a stand-out for Switch owners looking for a narrative game to get invested into if the frame rate and load times are reasonable.

I'll look to update this review with some Switch coverage as its made available from other outlets.

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I'm quite impressed with the story and experience State of Mind offers. The characters were believable, and as much as they can be in a dystopian, science-fiction setting... grounded. Humans are human, they're flawed and live complex, messy lives just like we do. The result is a storyline that I was invested in on a personal and global level. Additionally, I really enjoyed the linear gameplay. In a world with more and more complex decision and skill-trees, State of mind keeps you focused on the task at hand and moving forward. Unlike other adventure games / walking sims, you won't find yourself lost or not knowing what to do often.

The elephant in the room for many gamers, I believe, rests with the asking price of $40. A lot has been said this generation about the demise of the middle "B-Tier" games with the rise of mobile and independent game development, but that's kind of  the space where State of Mind is trying to fit into. The story's really good and so is the art and style, but it's not at a level above and beyond an Edith Finch, Firewatch, or an Everybody's Gone To the Rapture all of which launched at much lower prices.

Should you dare to buy in from the start or wait for a sale, I think you'll find a rewarding weekend of linear-adventure gaming with a neat, boundary pushing story.

Final Verdict 78/100

https://youtu.be/UvKiSeFeaa0

Nintendo Download - 8.9.18

See the source image OKAMI HD – Take the role of Amaterasu, the Japanese sun goddess who inhabits the form of a legendary white wolf Shiranui. Use magical abilities, attacks, and Celestial Brush techniques to restore the land of Nippon to its previous glory full of life and color.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_L54LbYdzlU

Minit – Minit is a peculiar little adventure played 60 seconds at a time. Journey outside the comfort of your home to help unusual folk, uncover countless secrets and overcome dangerous foes, all in the hope of lifting a rather unfortunate curse that ends each day after just one minute.

https://youtu.be/abjsSMOOzcU

DRAGON BALL FIGHTERZ – Open Beta – Go head to head in VS Online* with no fewer than 23 characters and 13 stages. Don’t forget to also stop by the Battle Tutorial to sharpen your skills and master all kinds of devastating techniques. The Open Beta servers are scheduled to be on between 9 p.m. PT on Aug. 9 and 11:59 p.m. PT on Aug. 11.

2064: Read Only Memories INTEGRAL – When Turing, the world’s first sapient machine, teams up with a struggling journalist, the unlikely duo find themselves drawn into the shadows behind the dazzling lights of Neo-San Francisco. The secrets they uncover could shake the very foundations of society. 2064: Read Only Memories INTEGRAL fuses a classic-style adventure game with lush pixel art and a catchy electronic soundtrack that explores modern-day issues of individuality, freedom and identity. The 2064: Read Only Memories INTEGRAL game will be available on Aug. 14.

Also new this week:

ACA NEOGEO PREHISTORIC ISLE 2 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

BlobCat (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Catch ‘Em! Goldfish Scooping (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Cosmic Star Heroine (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available August 14

EARTHLOCK – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

GREEN (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Megaton Rainfall (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Nightmares from the Deep 2: The Siren’s Call (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available August 10

Pixel Action Heroes – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Shut Eye (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

State of Mind (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available August 15

SubaraCity (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

TETRA’s Escape (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available August 10

The Amazing Shinsengumi: Heroes in Love (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Toki Tori 2+ – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Unexplored (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Valkyria Chronicles 4 – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.

Activities:

Calling All Nintendo Labo Fans! – In less than two weeks, the latest Nintendo Labo Creators Contest No. 2 ends! Have you started on your entry? A team of Nintendo Labo judges will select four 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/.

Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the U.S. and Canada (excluding Quebec), ages 13+. Nintendo Switch system and Nintendo Labo kit required. Contest begins 11AM PT on 7/19/18 and ends at 10:59AM PT on 8/20/18. To enter, upload a video of your Toy-Con creation or invention as detailed in the Official Rules. 2 Grand Prize winners will each receive one (1) collectible Nintendo Switch system (ARV: $ $1,000 USD), one (1) Nintendo Labo Creators Jacket (ARV: $ 70.00 USD), and one (1) award certificate (ARV: $ 70.00 USD). 8 Runner-Up winners will each receive one (1) collectible pair of Joy-Con controllers, one (1) Nintendo Labo Creators Jacket (ARV: $ 70.00 USD), and one (1) award certificate (ARV: $ 70.00 USD). Total ARV of all prizes: $3,640 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-rules/. Sponsor: Nintendo of America Inc.

Flipping Death: The PSVG Review

flipping death banner.png Welcome to Flatwood Peaks, a small whimsical town with a problem – Death is on vacation. Play as Penny and help trapped ghosts with your trusted scythe. Flip the entire world around to solve puzzles on both the living and the dead side and slowly uncover the mystery surrounding your own demise. Key Gameplay Features ● Unique mix of adventure and platforming set in a twisted, rich and colorful world ● Flip the entire world with the press of a single button! ● Possess the living and use them to solve puzzles ● Innovative physics combined with an immersive story told over several different chapters ● Spiritual successor to our previous well-received game Stick it To The Man!

Check out our Review Done Quick Here:

https://youtu.be/eRnO_dRpsiw

Release date: August 7, 2018. Price: $19.99 / €19.99 Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Steam (PC) Languages: English, French, Italian, German and Spanish Developer and publisher: Zoink Games

You can also watch Donnie's stream of the first hour if you want further details:

https://youtu.be/XkcjQY-yheY

Nintendo Download August 2nd, 2018

See the source image Overcooked! 2 – The unbread have risen! Only you have the cooking skills to put their yeast to rest. The steaks have never been higher, so prepare to save the Onion Kingdom … again. Buddy up or go it alone as you cook up a storm, chopping, steaming and frying your way through dynamic and outright crazy levels. The Overcooked! 2 game will be available on Aug. 7. (Additional accessories may be required for multiplayer mode. Sold separately.)

Dead Cells – The Dead Cells game puts you in control of a failed alchemic experiment trying to figure out what’s happening on a sprawling, ever-changing and cursed island. Tough but fair combat, responsive controls and challenging foes make for a demanding and cathartic action game. Dead Cells will be available on Aug. 7.

Flipping Death – Welcome to Flatwood Peaks, a small whimsical town with a problem – Death is on vacation. Play as Penny and help trapped ghosts with your trusted scythe. Flip the entire world around to solve puzzles on both the living and the dead side, and slowly uncover the mystery surrounding your own demise. The Flipping Death game will be available on Aug. 7.

Salt and Sanctuary – A doomed sailor is shipwrecked on an uncharted island. In fog-shrouded valleys, shambling figures begin to stir. Beneath crumbling, salt-worn structures, labyrinthine passageways lead to unspeakable evil, long forgotten by man. The Salt and Sanctuary game seamlessly combines fast, brutal and complex 2D combat with richly developed RPG mechanics. Discover, craft and upgrade more than 600 weapons, armor pieces, spells and items as you explore a cursed realm.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

WarioWare Gold – The infamous schemer Wario is back! Play his new microgame collection, where you’ll have seconds to complete 300 different microgames. Better think fast to succeed! You’ll use the touch screen, tilt the system, push buttons and rock the mic as you laugh through fully voiced stories featuring new and classic characters. The WarioWare Gold game will be available on Aug. 3.

Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.

Fire Emblem Heroes: Feh’s Summer Celebration – It’s been one year and six months since the release of the Fire Emblem Heroes smart phone game. We’re throwing a Summer Celebration full of limited-time events, including log-in bonuses, special quests and daily reward maps, to express our gratitude for your continued support. Check out the game site for more information about the celebration.

Keep the fun going all summer long with action-packed My Nintendo rewards! – To help celebrate the launch of the WarioWare Gold game, we’re offering Wario-themed rewards, like a Nintendo 3DS Home menu theme featuring Ashley, one of the key characters from WarioWare Gold, and wallpaper. Redeem your points to get them!

My Nintendo is also offering up to 50 percent discounts on action-packed titles that’ll give your gaming skills a workout throughout the summer. Check out the rewards and redeem your points for the discounts today. Click here for more details.

Also new this week:

Forest Escape (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

Nintendo Download July 26th, 2018

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Greetings Koopalings! Here's this week's eShop update! Highlights include the final chapter to the Banner Saga, more Xenoblade 2 DLC and Momocon standout Sleep Tight! Also don't forget that Paladins is now free to play on Switch so give the team-based shooter a try.

Banner Saga 3 – Banner Saga 3 is the dramatic final chapter in the mature, story-driven Viking RPG series, which has won more than 20 awards and has been nominated for four BAFTAs. As the world continues to crumble around you, who can you trust, how will you protect your allies and what choices will you make as the Darkness draws near?

Sleep Tight - This unique twin-stick shooter, base-builder hybrid comes wrapped in blankets of nostalgia! Construct your strongest pillow fort during the day and defend your bedroom from endless hordes of monsters each night. This fast paced arcade style game packs some deep strategy, and you'll need to use your wits if you're going to survive to the top of the leaderboards. With 12 unlockable characters, mix and match playstyles, an abundance of silly monsters, a charming score, and an endless amount of nights that increase in difficulty as you progress, good luck putting Sleep Tight down to rest!

Go Vacation – Welcome to Kawawii Island, a paradise resort where friends and family can enjoy 50+ co-op and competitive activities. There are all sorts of exciting ways to explore the island, from horseback to buggies, snowmobiles to in-line skates. And to add to the fun, up to four players can enjoy visiting and discovering every corner of the island together. Go Vacation will be available on July 27. (Additional accessories may be required for multiplayer mode. Sold separately.)

New DLC:

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – New DLC is releasing for owners of the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Expansion Pass. Buy the Expansion Pass to gain access to titanic new content, including the Challenge Battle Mode as well as Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country, available this September. 

  • Rare Blade 2 – Crossette
  • New Difficulty Options – Bringer of Chaos, Customize
  • New Quests Pack 4
  • Sunken Boosters
  • The Trendy Patissier
  • Artisanal Accessories
  • Hot Spring Bonanza
  • Mystery Launch Codes

For full patch notes, please visit the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Nintendo Support site. Full version of the game is required to use DLC.

Kirby Star Allies - A free update comes to the Kirby Star Allies game on July 27, which includes three Dream Friends from Kirby’s past adventures. Daroach, leader of the notorious Squeak Squad, makes his debut as a playable character and brings some friends along. Dark Meta Knight makes a grand return as a playable character for the first time. Utilize his Mirror abilities to call upon devastating sword attacks, reflect back enemy projectiles, and create copies. Adeleine and Ribbon are back! Make Adeleine’s paintings come to life or fly around with the help of Ribbon.

Also new this week:

 

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.

My Nintendo Presents Nindie Game Gold Point Rewards: Summer 2018 Edition – Beat the heat this summer with some cool Nindie games! As July heats up, My Nintendo users can exchange their Gold Points for some of the hottest indie games on Nintendo platforms. Click here for more information.

Call of Duty: A Question from their Biggest fan

See the source image 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.

Nintendo Download - July 12, 2018

See the source image Huge week on the Nintendo eShop with two major items on Switch. System exclusive JRPG Octopath Traveler arrives and the monster Fortnite begins season 5 "World's Collide" with an all-new battle pass and now GYRO controls on Switch. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker hits both 3DS and Nintendo Switch to round an awesome week. Read more for details, video reviews, etc.

 

Octopath Traveler – Eight travelers. Eight adventures. Eight roles to play in a new world brought to life by SQUARE ENIX. Explore each traveler’s story and use her or his abilities in and out of battle. Will you expand your horizons as the Merchant or track down a traitor as the Warrior? Where will you go? Who will join you? You alone can choose your path. The Octopath Traveler game launches exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system on July 13. A free demo version is also available for download now.

https://youtu.be/dkKmKy0YIJ0

https://youtu.be/Qz2cJ5ZRyNA

Fortnite (Season 5)  WORLDS COLLIDE! Drop into Season 5 of the Fortnite game on the Nintendo Switch system, where we’re introducing all kinds of changes to the map! A Viking ship, desert outpost, and ancient statues have appeared on the island, changing the world of Fortnite as we know it. The all-new Battle Pass can help you level up faster by completing Weekly Challenges, and unlock additional rewards like progressive outfits, sprays and exclusive cosmetics. Play the new Season of Fortnite from anywhere. Earn Gold Coins when purchasing V-Bucks in-game on Nintendo Switch.

https://youtu.be/5YeBCRS7o80

 

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – Captain Toad stars in his own puzzling quest on the Nintendo Switch system and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Our stubby hero must dodge dangers and track treasures across many trap-filled courses. Survive smoldering volcanoes, hazardous steam engines, haunted houses and even new courses based on the Super Mario Odyssey game. Luckily, in the Nintendo Switch version, a second player can join in to help toss turnips at enemies. The Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker game will be available for both Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS on July 13. A free demo version is also available for download now.

 

Also new this week:

ACA NEOGEO THE SUPER SPY (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 17

ASSAULT GUNNERS HD EDITION (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Darts Up (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 13

Epic Loon (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 13

Fill-a-Pix: Phil’s Epic Adventure (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Fill-a-Pix: Phil’s Epic Adventure – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Johnny Turbo’s Arcade: Express Raider (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Hand of Fate 2 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 17

Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?! (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Hunting Simulator (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Let’s Sing 2018 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 17

Mugsters (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 17

RADIO HAMMER STATION (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Red Hot Ricochet (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Super Destronaut DX (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 13

Super Volley Blast (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Star Story: The Horizon Escape (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

The Mooseman (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 18

Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 17

Ultra Space Battle Brawl  Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

VERTICAL STRIKE ENDLESS CHALLENGE (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 18

 

Activities:

Nintendo Labo Creators Contest: New Winners Announced! – Winning entries have now been selected for the “Best Toy-Con Mod Using Toy-Con Garage” and “Best Original Invention Using Toy-Con Garage” categories. You can now see all the winning creations on the Nintendo Labo Creators Contest Winners’ page. Visit the site for more info: https://labo.nintendo.com/share/#!/winners/.

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.

Nintendo Download & E3 eShop Sale 6.14.18

See the source image Fortnite – Jump in to be the last one standing in the free-to-start 100-player Battle Royale. Build huge forts. Outwit your opponents. Earn your Victory. Squad up together online* with friends in the same room or around the world.

Hollow Knight – Forge your own path in Hollow Knight, an epic action adventure through a vast ruined kingdom of insects and heroes. Explore twisting caverns, battle tainted creatures and befriend bizarre bugs, all in a classic, hand-drawn 2D style.

Paladins – Founder’s Pack – Wield guns and magic as a legendary Champion of the Realm, customizing your core set of abilities to play exactly how you want to play. The Founder’s Pack is now available for $29.99. Paladins will be available as a free-to-start game later this year. Owners of the Founder’s Pack get early access, immediately unlock all Champions and their voice packs now and forever, and receive exclusive cosmetics.

LEGO The Incredibles – Experience the thrilling LEGO adventures of the Parr family as they conquer crime and family life through both Disney-Pixar films The Incredibles and Incredibles 2LEGO The Incredibles allows players to explore action-packed story levels and an epic hub world, including Municiberg, as they use their unique “Super” abilities to bring the city’s Super Villains to justice. The LEGO The Incredibles game for the Nintendo Switch system will be available on June 15.

Fallout Shelter – Fallout Shelter puts you in control of a state-of-the-art underground Vault from Vault-Tec. Build the perfect Vault, keep your Dwellers happy, and protect them from the dangers of the Wasteland. From time to time, idyllic Vault life may be disrupted by the dangers of post-nuclear life. Prepare your Dwellers to protect against threats from the outside…and within.

New DLC:

Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion – Play as an Octoling for the very first time in this large-scale downloadable content for the Splatoon 2 game. This full-on single-player adventure spans 80 missions starring Agent 8, a new character who awakens on a dark subway platform. Navigate this mysterious underground test facility in a desperate battle to reach the surface of Inkopolis. Escape from these twisted depths, and you’ll be able to join multiplayer* matches as an Octoling. You may think you know everything about the world of Splatoon, but these waters run deep, and so does the lore. The Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion DLC is available now. Full game is required to use DLC.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – New DLC is releasing for owners of the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Expansion Pass. Buy the Expansion Pass to gain access to titanic new content, including the Challenge Battle Mode as well as Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country this September.

Challenge Battle Mode, launching today at 10 p.m. PT.

This additional battle mode will test players’ skills with new battle rules in challenging new scenarios that highlight minor story elements and bring the characters Shulk and Fiora from the original Xenoblade Chronicles into the Nintendo Switch game for the very first time as new Rare Blades.

Nintendo eShop sales:

  • Save up to 50 percent on select digital games – Super Smash Bros. is back! Celebrate E3 2018 with savings on select digital games that helped make some of your favorite fighters famous, as well as other great games. Offer starts today at 9 a.m. PT and ends June 21 at 8:59 a.m. PT.

Switch:

  • Breath of the Wild $44.99
  • Splatoon 2 $39.99
  • Mario + Rabbids Gold Editon $43.99
  • Golf Story $9.89
  • Night in the Woods $13.99
  • Ultra Street Fighter 2 $19.99
  • Overcooked $11.99
  • Rocket League $14.99
  • Darkest Dungeon $18.74

3DS:

  • Ocarina of Time 3D $15
  • Kirby Planet Robobot $28
  • Mega Man LC $6
  • Theatrhythm FF Curtain Call $20
  • Metroid Samus Returns $28
  • Fire Emblem Echoes $26.79
  • EarthBound $7
  • Sega 3D Classics $15
  • DKC Returns 3D $15
  • Apollo Justice Ace Attorney $10 & more

 

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