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  1. Growing out of a prototype conceived for the Super Nintendo, Super Mario 64 hit the gaming landscape like a thunderbolt of Italian stereotypes in 1996. Shigeru Miyamoto had managed to push back the launch of the Nintendo 64 from its prime holiday release window in 1995 to give a handful of precious months to finish development on Super Mario 64. It was a massive gamble, but the release delivered a landmark example on how to create a 3D platformer on consoles that shaped generations of games and gamers. Looking back on it over two decades later, can Super Mario 64 still be considered one of the best games period or has time taken its toll? Each week we will be tackling a video game, old or new, that at least one of us believes deserves to stand as one of the greatest games of all time. We'll dive into its history, development, and gameplay, while trying to argue for or against the game of the week. Sometimes we will be in harmonious agreement, other times we might be fighting a bitter battle to the very end. However each episode shakes out, we hope that everyone who listens will find the show entertaining and informative. Outro music: Super Mario 64 'Toadstool's Groove' by Tetrimino (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03215) You can download or listen to the podcast over on Soundcloud, our hosting site, and iTunes. A YouTube version is available as well, so you can watch what we are talking about while we talk about it! If you want to have your opinion heard on air, share your opinion in the comments, follow the show on Twitter, and participate in the weekly polls: @BestGamesPeriod New episodes of The Best Games Period will be released every Monday Don't forget to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games!
  2. Growing out of a prototype conceived for the Super Nintendo, Super Mario 64 hit the gaming landscape like a thunderbolt of Italian stereotypes in 1996. Shigeru Miyamoto had managed to push back the launch of the Nintendo 64 from its prime holiday release window in 1995 to give a handful of precious months to finish development on Super Mario 64. It was a massive gamble, but the release delivered a landmark example on how to create a 3D platformer on consoles that shaped generations of games and gamers. Looking back on it over two decades later, can Super Mario 64 still be considered one of the best games period or has time taken its toll? Each week we will be tackling a video game, old or new, that at least one of us believes deserves to stand as one of the greatest games of all time. We'll dive into its history, development, and gameplay, while trying to argue for or against the game of the week. Sometimes we will be in harmonious agreement, other times we might be fighting a bitter battle to the very end. However each episode shakes out, we hope that everyone who listens will find the show entertaining and informative. Outro music: Super Mario 64 'Toadstool's Groove' by Tetrimino (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03215) You can download or listen to the podcast over on Soundcloud, our hosting site, and iTunes. A YouTube version is available as well, so you can watch what we are talking about while we talk about it! If you want to have your opinion heard on air, share your opinion in the comments, follow the show on Twitter, and participate in the weekly polls: @BestGamesPeriod New episodes of The Best Games Period will be released every Monday Don't forget to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games! View full article
  3. Pokémon Go released in 2016 as part of a collaboration between Nintendo and Niantic Labs, a game developer that grew out of a Google initiative designed to explore the potential uses of the technology used to create Google Maps. The mobile phone game caused an unprecedented fervor in the general public, gaining a worldwide following in the hundreds of millions. Though plagued by technical issues at release, becoming the subject of criticism for the public behavior of the player base, and botching some high profile events, Pokémon Go continues to receive updates and has maintained a consistent base of support from around 65 million people. Given the sweeping social impact Pokémon Go had, would it be fair to call it one of the best games period? Each week we will be tackling a video game, old or new, that at least one of us believes deserves to stand as one of the greatest games of all time. We'll dive into its history, development, and gameplay, while trying to argue for or against the game of the week. Sometimes we will be in harmonious agreement, other times we might be fighting a bitter battle to the very end. However each episode shakes out, we hope that everyone who listens will find the show entertaining and informative Outro music: Pokémon Silver 'Lucky Coin' by Schtiffles (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03476) Kevin Slackie can be found on Twitter @KSlackie talking about game design and meeting Ray Wise. You can download or listen to the podcast over on Soundcloud, our hosting site, and iTunes. A YouTube version is available as well, so you can watch what we are talking about while we talk about it! If you want to have your opinion heard on air, share your opinion in the comments, follow the show on Twitter, and participate in the weekly polls: @BestGamesPeriod New episodes of The Best Games Period will be released every Monday View full article
  4. Pokémon Go released in 2016 as part of a collaboration between Nintendo and Niantic Labs, a game developer that grew out of a Google initiative designed to explore the potential uses of the technology used to create Google Maps. The mobile phone game caused an unprecedented fervor in the general public, gaining a worldwide following in the hundreds of millions. Though plagued by technical issues at release, becoming the subject of criticism for the public behavior of the player base, and botching some high profile events, Pokémon Go continues to receive updates and has maintained a consistent base of support from around 65 million people. Given the sweeping social impact Pokémon Go had, would it be fair to call it one of the best games period? Each week we will be tackling a video game, old or new, that at least one of us believes deserves to stand as one of the greatest games of all time. We'll dive into its history, development, and gameplay, while trying to argue for or against the game of the week. Sometimes we will be in harmonious agreement, other times we might be fighting a bitter battle to the very end. However each episode shakes out, we hope that everyone who listens will find the show entertaining and informative Outro music: Pokémon Silver 'Lucky Coin' by Schtiffles (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03476) Kevin Slackie can be found on Twitter @KSlackie talking about game design and meeting Ray Wise. You can download or listen to the podcast over on Soundcloud, our hosting site, and iTunes. A YouTube version is available as well, so you can watch what we are talking about while we talk about it! If you want to have your opinion heard on air, share your opinion in the comments, follow the show on Twitter, and participate in the weekly polls: @BestGamesPeriod New episodes of The Best Games Period will be released every Monday
  5. In 2010, renowned RPG developer Level-5 released Ni no Kuni: Dominion of the Dark Djinn for the Nintendo DS in Japan. The game received a huge wave of attention due to the unique collaboration between Level-5 and the famed film animation studio Ghibli. The game saw a worldwide release a year later for the PlayStation 3 under the title Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. Though the two games had much in common, including storylines and cutscenes, the games were developed by different internal teams within Level-5 and played very differently. With the extra year of polish and additional content, the PS3 version wowed critics and audiences alike with smooth visuals, a fully orchestrated soundtrack, and an awful lot of heart. Is Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch one of the best games period? Each week we will be tackling a video game, old or new, that at least one of us believes deserves to stand as one of the greatest games of all time. We'll dive into its history, development, and gameplay, while trying to argue for or against the game of the week. Sometimes we will be in harmonious agreement, other times we might be fighting a bitter battle to the very end. However each episode shakes out, we hope that everyone who listens will find the show entertaining and informative. Outro music: Super Mario Land 'Welcome Goombo Probably' by Suzumebachi (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03708) You can download or listen to the podcast over on Soundcloud, our hosting site, and iTunes. A YouTube version is available as well, so you can watch what we are talking about while we talk about it! If you want to have your opinion heard on air, share your opinion in the comments, follow the show on Twitter, and participate in the weekly polls: @BestGamesPeriod New episodes of The Best Games Period will be released every Monday View full article
  6. In 2010, renowned RPG developer Level-5 released Ni no Kuni: Dominion of the Dark Djinn for the Nintendo DS in Japan. The game received a huge wave of attention due to the unique collaboration between Level-5 and the famed film animation studio Ghibli. The game saw a worldwide release a year later for the PlayStation 3 under the title Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. Though the two games had much in common, including storylines and cutscenes, the games were developed by different internal teams within Level-5 and played very differently. With the extra year of polish and additional content, the PS3 version wowed critics and audiences alike with smooth visuals, a fully orchestrated soundtrack, and an awful lot of heart. Is Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch one of the best games period? Each week we will be tackling a video game, old or new, that at least one of us believes deserves to stand as one of the greatest games of all time. We'll dive into its history, development, and gameplay, while trying to argue for or against the game of the week. Sometimes we will be in harmonious agreement, other times we might be fighting a bitter battle to the very end. However each episode shakes out, we hope that everyone who listens will find the show entertaining and informative. Outro music: Super Mario Land 'Welcome Goombo Probably' by Suzumebachi (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03708) You can download or listen to the podcast over on Soundcloud, our hosting site, and iTunes. A YouTube version is available as well, so you can watch what we are talking about while we talk about it! If you want to have your opinion heard on air, share your opinion in the comments, follow the show on Twitter, and participate in the weekly polls: @BestGamesPeriod New episodes of The Best Games Period will be released every Monday
  7. Godzilla has a long and strange history in the world of video games. One would think that a giant dinosaur/dragon that breathes nuclear fire would lend itself well to video games, but the great green menace has had far more lows than highs. Super Godzilla represents one of the most fascinating lows of Godzilla's forays into gaming - fascinating to the extent that it might just barely be worth a mention for how strange it truly is. I've written about it before, but that was several years ago and it's time to tell the world about this goofy game (that might even have the potential to become great if a developer was willing to tinker with those design ideas) once again! With schedules being what they are, sometimes coordinating a full episode of The Best Games Period can be difficult. When we can't have a proper discussion, we will be breaking off to do these shorter mini-casts, Honorable Mentions, to talk about fringe games that we might not otherwise be able to talk about on a full episode. Outro music: Turrican 3 'Homecoming' by Level 99 and OceansAndrew (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03687) You can download or listen to the podcast over on Soundcloud, our hosting site, and iTunes. A YouTube version is available as well, so you can watch what we are talking about while we talk about it! If you want to have your opinion heard on air, share your opinion in the comments, follow the show on Twitter, and participate in the weekly polls: @BestGamesPeriod New episodes of The Best Games Period will be released every Monday
  8. Godzilla has a long and strange history in the world of video games. One would think that a giant dinosaur/dragon that breathes nuclear fire would lend itself well to video games, but the great green menace has had far more lows than highs. Super Godzilla represents one of the most fascinating lows of Godzilla's forays into gaming - fascinating to the extent that it might just barely be worth a mention for how strange it truly is. I've written about it before, but that was several years ago and it's time to tell the world about this goofy game (that might even have the potential to become great if a developer was willing to tinker with those design ideas) once again! With schedules being what they are, sometimes coordinating a full episode of The Best Games Period can be difficult. When we can't have a proper discussion, we will be breaking off to do these shorter mini-casts, Honorable Mentions, to talk about fringe games that we might not otherwise be able to talk about on a full episode. Outro music: Turrican 3 'Homecoming' by Level 99 and OceansAndrew (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03687) You can download or listen to the podcast over on Soundcloud, our hosting site, and iTunes. A YouTube version is available as well, so you can watch what we are talking about while we talk about it! If you want to have your opinion heard on air, share your opinion in the comments, follow the show on Twitter, and participate in the weekly polls: @BestGamesPeriod New episodes of The Best Games Period will be released every Monday View full article
  9. Kickstarter is a wonderful thing for niche projects and it doesn't get more niche in video games than bringing a cancelled N64 game back from the dead for a fresh release. Piko Interactive is a small company that focuses on bringing obscure homebrew titles to retro consoles and resurrecting cancelled games. They've set their sights on bringing the action-adventure game 40 Winks to the Nintendo 64, a goal which would make it the first game released for the console since it was discontinued in 2003! If you've been hungry for a new N64 adventure for the past 15 years, then this one goes out to you. If the name 40 Winks sounds familiar to you, that's because the title actually did see a release on the original PlayStation. A port to the N64 had been planned, but was ultimately scrapped due to financial problems that plagued its development. The game is about a cranky old man named Nitecap who curses the magical winks, making them into hoodwinks. Two kids, Ruff and Tumble, embark on a quest to rescue the winks and free themselves of the horrible nightmares that have plagued them since Nitecap's curse. Ruff and Tumble have to journey through several different worlds made up of fantastic dreamscapes inhabited by various monsters and peppered with dangers. Luckily, they have the help of a wide array of transformations that give them various abilities. They can become monsters, superheroes, ninjas, among other forms. Unique to the N64 version will be a two player co-op mode that never materialized on the original PlayStation version. The Kickstarter set out with a goal of $20,000 and has currently amassed over $40,000 with almost a month left for the campaign to continue raising funds. If they manage to reach $60,000, a distinct possibility, Piko Interactive will put together a 40 Winks controller that backers of the special edition tier or above will receive for free. Two additional stretch goals remain a mystery. It's always really amazing to see so many people get passionate about old and forgotten games. Are there any cancelled games you'd like to see come out on their original console? View full article
  10. Jack Gardner

    A New N64 Game Releasing in September

    Kickstarter is a wonderful thing for niche projects and it doesn't get more niche in video games than bringing a cancelled N64 game back from the dead for a fresh release. Piko Interactive is a small company that focuses on bringing obscure homebrew titles to retro consoles and resurrecting cancelled games. They've set their sights on bringing the action-adventure game 40 Winks to the Nintendo 64, a goal which would make it the first game released for the console since it was discontinued in 2003! If you've been hungry for a new N64 adventure for the past 15 years, then this one goes out to you. If the name 40 Winks sounds familiar to you, that's because the title actually did see a release on the original PlayStation. A port to the N64 had been planned, but was ultimately scrapped due to financial problems that plagued its development. The game is about a cranky old man named Nitecap who curses the magical winks, making them into hoodwinks. Two kids, Ruff and Tumble, embark on a quest to rescue the winks and free themselves of the horrible nightmares that have plagued them since Nitecap's curse. Ruff and Tumble have to journey through several different worlds made up of fantastic dreamscapes inhabited by various monsters and peppered with dangers. Luckily, they have the help of a wide array of transformations that give them various abilities. They can become monsters, superheroes, ninjas, among other forms. Unique to the N64 version will be a two player co-op mode that never materialized on the original PlayStation version. The Kickstarter set out with a goal of $20,000 and has currently amassed over $40,000 with almost a month left for the campaign to continue raising funds. If they manage to reach $60,000, a distinct possibility, Piko Interactive will put together a 40 Winks controller that backers of the special edition tier or above will receive for free. Two additional stretch goals remain a mystery. It's always really amazing to see so many people get passionate about old and forgotten games. Are there any cancelled games you'd like to see come out on their original console?
  11. Yesterday, Nintendo of America hopped on Twitter to make some pretty massive announcements about upcoming projects. Nintendo kicked off their trio of news blurbs by announcing when Switch owners can expect the system's paid online service to go live. Simply titled Nintendo Switch Online, the service will offer a selection of classic Nintendo games every month for either $3.99 per month, $7.99 every three months, or $19.99 for an entire year. The catch is, unlike Xbox Live Gold or PS+, those games will switch out every month and subscribers will not be able to keep the previous month's games. The service will launch sometime in September 2018. The company then revealed that their next mobile project - Mario Kart! The app will be called Mario Kart Tour. Nintendo gave a rather nebulous release window for the app that states the app will release "in the fiscal year ending in March 2019." Not much more information was made available, but it's pretty interesting to imagine what a mobile Mario Kart title would be like. Finally, Nintendo confirmed the long rumored deal between themselves and animation studio Illumination to make a film based on the Mario franchise. This will be the first film Nintendo has worked on based on one of its characters since the 1993 Super Mario Bros. live-action film. Shigeru Miyamoto has been confirmed to be co-producing the film alongside Illumination CEO and film producer Chris Meledandri. It's pretty shocking that it has taken so long for Nintendo to get back to making films based on the Mario franchise, especially since the very first video game movie was a Super Mario Bros. animated film.
  12. Yesterday, Nintendo of America hopped on Twitter to make some pretty massive announcements about upcoming projects. Nintendo kicked off their trio of news blurbs by announcing when Switch owners can expect the system's paid online service to go live. Simply titled Nintendo Switch Online, the service will offer a selection of classic Nintendo games every month for either $3.99 per month, $7.99 every three months, or $19.99 for an entire year. The catch is, unlike Xbox Live Gold or PS+, those games will switch out every month and subscribers will not be able to keep the previous month's games. The service will launch sometime in September 2018. The company then revealed that their next mobile project - Mario Kart! The app will be called Mario Kart Tour. Nintendo gave a rather nebulous release window for the app that states the app will release "in the fiscal year ending in March 2019." Not much more information was made available, but it's pretty interesting to imagine what a mobile Mario Kart title would be like. Finally, Nintendo confirmed the long rumored deal between themselves and animation studio Illumination to make a film based on the Mario franchise. This will be the first film Nintendo has worked on based on one of its characters since the 1993 Super Mario Bros. live-action film. Shigeru Miyamoto has been confirmed to be co-producing the film alongside Illumination CEO and film producer Chris Meledandri. It's pretty shocking that it has taken so long for Nintendo to get back to making films based on the Mario franchise, especially since the very first video game movie was a Super Mario Bros. animated film. View full article
  13. Detective Pikachu released in Japan a couple years ago and found some pretty impressive success. So much, in fact, that Hollywood went to work on securing the rights to adapt it to the big screen as Pokémon Go fever swept the globe. That adaptation is slated to be entering production this year with Ryan Reynolds of Deadpool fame taking on the lead role of Detective Pikachu. Rob Letterman, known for his takes on Gulliver's Travels and Goosebumps will direct the project. Currently, the film has a release date of May 10, 2019. And all of that was done without Detective Pikachu ever seeing a Western release... until later this year. The quirky Japanese tale of a talking pikachu with an attitude and a mind for mysteries will be releasing on March 23 of this year for the 3DS. It focuses on the relationship between Detective Pikachu and a young boy named Tom Goodman who get roped into an escalating series of puzzles and crimes that threaten to tear their city apart. View full article
  14. Detective Pikachu released in Japan a couple years ago and found some pretty impressive success. So much, in fact, that Hollywood went to work on securing the rights to adapt it to the big screen as Pokémon Go fever swept the globe. That adaptation is slated to be entering production this year with Ryan Reynolds of Deadpool fame taking on the lead role of Detective Pikachu. Rob Letterman, known for his takes on Gulliver's Travels and Goosebumps will direct the project. Currently, the film has a release date of May 10, 2019. And all of that was done without Detective Pikachu ever seeing a Western release... until later this year. The quirky Japanese tale of a talking pikachu with an attitude and a mind for mysteries will be releasing on March 23 of this year for the 3DS. It focuses on the relationship between Detective Pikachu and a young boy named Tom Goodman who get roped into an escalating series of puzzles and crimes that threaten to tear their city apart.
  15. We'll finally be seeing From Software games on the Nintendo Switch! To close out their Nintendo Direct Mini presentation today, Nintendo revealed the first trailer for Dark Souls Remastered, a rework of the original Dark Souls that aims to revamp the game on a technical level for more modern hardware. That doesn't mean that Dark Souls Remastered will only be available on the Nintendo Switch (though what an exclusive that would be). The remaster will also be releasing on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Each version of the game will have its own improvements as follows: PlayStation 4/Xbox One (1080p, 60 fps) PlayStation 4 Pro/Xbox One X (Upscaled 4K, 60 fps) PC (Native 4K, all textures 2K unconverted, 60 fps) Nintendo Switch (TV mode: 1080p, 30 fps; Handheld mode: 720p 30 fps) In addition, there will be some improvements to the backend systems that supported the original Dark Souls release. The password matchmaking from Bloodborne and Dark Souls 3 will be integrated into Dark Souls Remastered, which should make it easier to connect with specific friends for online play. For that matter, the number of people who can enter the same world has been upped from four to six. In a break from how From Software has supported online play in the past, the developer will now have dedicated servers for online play rather than peer-to-peer connections. All of this should invigorate and smooth the online Dark Souls experience for both newcomers and veterans alike. Dark Souls Remastered releases on May 25 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Switch. View full article
  16. We'll finally be seeing From Software games on the Nintendo Switch! To close out their Nintendo Direct Mini presentation today, Nintendo revealed the first trailer for Dark Souls Remastered, a rework of the original Dark Souls that aims to revamp the game on a technical level for more modern hardware. That doesn't mean that Dark Souls Remastered will only be available on the Nintendo Switch (though what an exclusive that would be). The remaster will also be releasing on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Each version of the game will have its own improvements as follows: PlayStation 4/Xbox One (1080p, 60 fps) PlayStation 4 Pro/Xbox One X (Upscaled 4K, 60 fps) PC (Native 4K, all textures 2K unconverted, 60 fps) Nintendo Switch (TV mode: 1080p, 30 fps; Handheld mode: 720p 30 fps) In addition, there will be some improvements to the backend systems that supported the original Dark Souls release. The password matchmaking from Bloodborne and Dark Souls 3 will be integrated into Dark Souls Remastered, which should make it easier to connect with specific friends for online play. For that matter, the number of people who can enter the same world has been upped from four to six. In a break from how From Software has supported online play in the past, the developer will now have dedicated servers for online play rather than peer-to-peer connections. All of this should invigorate and smooth the online Dark Souls experience for both newcomers and veterans alike. Dark Souls Remastered releases on May 25 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Switch.
  17. Today, Nintendo unleashed a condensed series of announcements onto an unsuspecting world (except for the slip-up when Gamestop tweeted out about an unannounced Nintendo Direct). The Nintendo Direct adopted a new mini format that narrowed down the announcement window to fifteen minutes. To start things off on an interesting note, Nintendo announced that a revamped version of The World Ends with You would be released on the Nintendo Switch sometime this year. The cult classic DS title's re-release might be a sign of a possible sequel in the works. Pokkén Tournament DX will be receiving two waves of additional DLC characters to bolster the ranks of the Pokémon fighting game. The first wave release will include Aegislash and two support Pokémon; Mega Rayquaza and Mimikyu. Blastoise will come in the second wave accompanied by support Mew and Celebi. The DLC will also include avatar customizations. A new Kirby title with four-player co-op is in the works. Kirby Star Allies offers new powers, enemies, and sets players onan adventure to save Dream Land from a deadly alien foe. Star Allies will release on March 16 for the Nintendo Switch. Building off of that announcement, the demos for Kirby Battle Royale and Dragon Quest Builders are both available today on the Nintendo eShop. Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition releases on the Nintendo Switch. It combines all of the content released for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS into one package for the Switch. It also includes outfits for Link and Zelda based on the designs in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. A fresh Mario Tennis game has appeared! Mario Tennis Aces offers a crazy campaign complete with tennis-based boss battles, the first in the series since the Game Boy Advance version of Mario Tennis. Also, Waluigi looks like he came ready to play hardcore. Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA will be coming to Nintendo Switch later this year. the action RPG has players fighting for survival after being shipwrecked on a mysterious, monster-filled island. Players will have to build a base and rescue other survivors in order to find a way off of the island and uncover its secrets. A new update will be coming to Super Mario Odyssey. After beating the story, a new mode called Balloon World will unlock. Players can talk with Luigi to access these balloon-based activities. Players will be able to hide or find balloons for each other. It's essentially online hide-and-go-seek with balloons and an online leaderboard. The update also includes snazzy new duds for Mario and filters for taking in-game pictures. Perhaps the strangest announcement of the day was SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy, a spin-off fighting game featuring the women of the SNK fighting game franchise. Players will be able to pull off combos and moves with just one button. To finish off opponents, players will have to initiate their Dream Finish move. Characters can all be customized with a variety of outfits. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle will be receiving a DLC update that adds Donkey Kong into the fray. The package releases this spring. Pay Day 2 will be releasing on the Nintendo Switch on February 27. The Switch version adds a new character as a timed exclusive, a Japanese hacker named Joy with a digital, shifting mask. From Zoink Games and EA, Fe will be coming to Switch on February 16. It focuses on the journey of a small, singing creature on a journey to heal the magical forest it inhabits with its song. If indie games are more your speed, Celeste seems to be a promising platformer with a charming pixel aesthetic that releases on January 25. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze re-releases on Nintendo Switch May 4. The new version comes with a new mode featuring the surfboard-wielding Funky Kong, a character who's too cool to die. It offers a fresh, more laid back approach to the charming-yet-difficult Nintendo platformer. finally, to close out the announcements, Nintendo unveiled Dark Souls Remastered! The From Software classic will finally make its way onto a Nintendo system while also offering a bevy of improvements over the original release (which still totally holds up). You can watch the full video of the Nintendo Direct Mini presentation below! View full article
  18. Today, Nintendo unleashed a condensed series of announcements onto an unsuspecting world (except for the slip-up when Gamestop tweeted out about an unannounced Nintendo Direct). The Nintendo Direct adopted a new mini format that narrowed down the announcement window to fifteen minutes. To start things off on an interesting note, Nintendo announced that a revamped version of The World Ends with You would be released on the Nintendo Switch sometime this year. The cult classic DS title's re-release might be a sign of a possible sequel in the works. Pokkén Tournament DX will be receiving two waves of additional DLC characters to bolster the ranks of the Pokémon fighting game. The first wave release will include Aegislash and two support Pokémon; Mega Rayquaza and Mimikyu. Blastoise will come in the second wave accompanied by support Mew and Celebi. The DLC will also include avatar customizations. A new Kirby title with four-player co-op is in the works. Kirby Star Allies offers new powers, enemies, and sets players onan adventure to save Dream Land from a deadly alien foe. Star Allies will release on March 16 for the Nintendo Switch. Building off of that announcement, the demos for Kirby Battle Royale and Dragon Quest Builders are both available today on the Nintendo eShop. Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition releases on the Nintendo Switch. It combines all of the content released for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS into one package for the Switch. It also includes outfits for Link and Zelda based on the designs in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. A fresh Mario Tennis game has appeared! Mario Tennis Aces offers a crazy campaign complete with tennis-based boss battles, the first in the series since the Game Boy Advance version of Mario Tennis. Also, Waluigi looks like he came ready to play hardcore. Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA will be coming to Nintendo Switch later this year. the action RPG has players fighting for survival after being shipwrecked on a mysterious, monster-filled island. Players will have to build a base and rescue other survivors in order to find a way off of the island and uncover its secrets. A new update will be coming to Super Mario Odyssey. After beating the story, a new mode called Balloon World will unlock. Players can talk with Luigi to access these balloon-based activities. Players will be able to hide or find balloons for each other. It's essentially online hide-and-go-seek with balloons and an online leaderboard. The update also includes snazzy new duds for Mario and filters for taking in-game pictures. Perhaps the strangest announcement of the day was SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy, a spin-off fighting game featuring the women of the SNK fighting game franchise. Players will be able to pull off combos and moves with just one button. To finish off opponents, players will have to initiate their Dream Finish move. Characters can all be customized with a variety of outfits. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle will be receiving a DLC update that adds Donkey Kong into the fray. The package releases this spring. Pay Day 2 will be releasing on the Nintendo Switch on February 27. The Switch version adds a new character as a timed exclusive, a Japanese hacker named Joy with a digital, shifting mask. From Zoink Games and EA, Fe will be coming to Switch on February 16. It focuses on the journey of a small, singing creature on a journey to heal the magical forest it inhabits with its song. If indie games are more your speed, Celeste seems to be a promising platformer with a charming pixel aesthetic that releases on January 25. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze re-releases on Nintendo Switch May 4. The new version comes with a new mode featuring the surfboard-wielding Funky Kong, a character who's too cool to die. It offers a fresh, more laid back approach to the charming-yet-difficult Nintendo platformer. finally, to close out the announcements, Nintendo unveiled Dark Souls Remastered! The From Software classic will finally make its way onto a Nintendo system while also offering a bevy of improvements over the original release (which still totally holds up). You can watch the full video of the Nintendo Direct Mini presentation below!
  19. Celeste Mountain looms over a tantalizing mystery, one that Madeline, our young protagonist, determines to uncover. Using Madeline's reservoir of stamina, players must navigate the treacherous terrain and dangers to discover new characters and locations. Mastering her mid-air dash will be crucial to making progress. For people who are more invested in the story than the challenging gameplay, developer Matt Makes Games has included an assist mode. Assist mode allows players to tweak difficulty to find the most enjoyable way to play through Celeste. Options range from slowing down time to pure invincibility. Celeste also caters to the hardcore gaming crowd with a unique challenge mode for the most skilled players called The B-Side Chapters. Nintendo will launch Celeste as a digital title for the Nintendo Switch on January 25. View full article
  20. Celeste Mountain looms over a tantalizing mystery, one that Madeline, our young protagonist, determines to uncover. Using Madeline's reservoir of stamina, players must navigate the treacherous terrain and dangers to discover new characters and locations. Mastering her mid-air dash will be crucial to making progress. For people who are more invested in the story than the challenging gameplay, developer Matt Makes Games has included an assist mode. Assist mode allows players to tweak difficulty to find the most enjoyable way to play through Celeste. Options range from slowing down time to pure invincibility. Celeste also caters to the hardcore gaming crowd with a unique challenge mode for the most skilled players called The B-Side Chapters. Nintendo will launch Celeste as a digital title for the Nintendo Switch on January 25.
  21. Nintendo announced the return of Waluigi today in the mistitled Mario Tennis Aces. The new tennis title starring a roster of the who's who of the Mushroom Kingdom includes everyone's favorite lanky lunk, Waluigi, and will offer the first story mode the series has seen since Mario Tennis Power Tour for the Game Boy Advance. All of that practical information gets away from the central question - just who is Waluigi? As far as I can tell, Waluigi is just some guy who likes to play tennis quite a bit. He initially appeared in the original Mario Tennis title for the N64 and has since appeared in a wide variety of sport and party games alongside the Mario series' most prominent characters. He's never been a major antagonist to the Mario brothers, though he is depicted as being a rival to Luigi for largely unexplained reasons. So, like, what's his deal? All I can figure is that Waluigi was some random guy that Wario knew to be good at tennis. That led to him being brought onto the court to face Mario and Luigi. Ever since then, people in Mushroom Kingdom society must have either liked him enough for found him useful enough to invite to numerous other tennis tournaments, baseball games, golfing holidays, karting adventures, and even those galaxy-famous Mario Parties. Having no investment in the outcome of these events or really anything to do with the central conflicts between the factions of the Mushroom Kingdom, Waluigi often gets cast in a villainous light when in reality he's the true neutral of any given situation. In fact, the only thing Waluigi seems to care about is the spirit of fair play. Surely he knew who the Mario brothers were when Wario asked him for help and roped him into these high-level shenanigans with the most influential people in the land. He must have known that he'd be going up against ghosts, dragon monsters, giant piranha plants, and the most famous people in the world if he agreed, certainly a dangerous position. Nevertheless, he agreed to help Wario so that the tennis match could be a fair 2v2. Really, what I'm getting at here is just - look at that header image. Waluigi clearly lives for Tennis. The power stance, the glint of determination in his eyes, the customized racket, the proud visor complete with hair swoosh; all of it screams of a man who wants nothing more than to play tennis and do his best. Nintendo, make 2018 the year of Waluigi. Mario Tennis Aces releases sometime this spring for the Nintendo Switch. View full article
  22. Nintendo announced the return of Waluigi today in the mistitled Mario Tennis Aces. The new tennis title starring a roster of the who's who of the Mushroom Kingdom includes everyone's favorite lanky lunk, Waluigi, and will offer the first story mode the series has seen since Mario Tennis Power Tour for the Game Boy Advance. All of that practical information gets away from the central question - just who is Waluigi? As far as I can tell, Waluigi is just some guy who likes to play tennis quite a bit. He initially appeared in the original Mario Tennis title for the N64 and has since appeared in a wide variety of sport and party games alongside the Mario series' most prominent characters. He's never been a major antagonist to the Mario brothers, though he is depicted as being a rival to Luigi for largely unexplained reasons. So, like, what's his deal? All I can figure is that Waluigi was some random guy that Wario knew to be good at tennis. That led to him being brought onto the court to face Mario and Luigi. Ever since then, people in Mushroom Kingdom society must have either liked him enough for found him useful enough to invite to numerous other tennis tournaments, baseball games, golfing holidays, karting adventures, and even those galaxy-famous Mario Parties. Having no investment in the outcome of these events or really anything to do with the central conflicts between the factions of the Mushroom Kingdom, Waluigi often gets cast in a villainous light when in reality he's the true neutral of any given situation. In fact, the only thing Waluigi seems to care about is the spirit of fair play. Surely he knew who the Mario brothers were when Wario asked him for help and roped him into these high-level shenanigans with the most influential people in the land. He must have known that he'd be going up against ghosts, dragon monsters, giant piranha plants, and the most famous people in the world if he agreed, certainly a dangerous position. Nevertheless, he agreed to help Wario so that the tennis match could be a fair 2v2. Really, what I'm getting at here is just - look at that header image. Waluigi clearly lives for Tennis. The power stance, the glint of determination in his eyes, the customized racket, the proud visor complete with hair swoosh; all of it screams of a man who wants nothing more than to play tennis and do his best. Nintendo, make 2018 the year of Waluigi. Mario Tennis Aces releases sometime this spring for the Nintendo Switch.
  23. Nintendo announced a new Kirby game coming this March titled Kirby Star Allies. The new adventure pits Kirby and co. against the forces of a new sub-space enemy with a bunch of new abilities and opportunities. Kirby Star Allies thrusts players into a new world with enemies armed with crazy abilities that can be turned against them. Star Allies adds the spider and artist abilities, allowing Kirby to wrap his enemies in big balls of silk and summon artistic creations to do battle on his behalf, respectively. On top of that, players can now toss their companions around as a new way of getting the drop on enemies. Perhaps the most exciting element of Kirby Star Allies lies in the possibilities it presents with 4-player co-op. Up to four friends can team up to take on the forces of evil that threaten Dream Land. In addition to the tossing mechanic, players can combine their abilities in unique ways, like using a water-based ability and a freezing ability to create ice projectiles. Players can even find group-specific abilities that allow them to combine their strength into a friend train or a friend star, opening up new paths and opportunities in certain areas. Kirby Star Allies releases on March 16 for the Nintendo Switch. View full article
  24. Nintendo announced a new Kirby game coming this March titled Kirby Star Allies. The new adventure pits Kirby and co. against the forces of a new sub-space enemy with a bunch of new abilities and opportunities. Kirby Star Allies thrusts players into a new world with enemies armed with crazy abilities that can be turned against them. Star Allies adds the spider and artist abilities, allowing Kirby to wrap his enemies in big balls of silk and summon artistic creations to do battle on his behalf, respectively. On top of that, players can now toss their companions around as a new way of getting the drop on enemies. Perhaps the most exciting element of Kirby Star Allies lies in the possibilities it presents with 4-player co-op. Up to four friends can team up to take on the forces of evil that threaten Dream Land. In addition to the tossing mechanic, players can combine their abilities in unique ways, like using a water-based ability and a freezing ability to create ice projectiles. Players can even find group-specific abilities that allow them to combine their strength into a friend train or a friend star, opening up new paths and opportunities in certain areas. Kirby Star Allies releases on March 16 for the Nintendo Switch.
  25. Over a decade after its release on the Nintendo DS, the quirky JRPG The World Ends with You makes its way onto Nintendo's flagship console. The remastered game will be fully titled, The World Ends with You -Final Remix- and offers a slew of improvements over the DS cult classic. For the uninitiated, The World Ends with You tells the story of a teenage boy who becomes trapped in an insidious game that threatens to erase him from existence. Other players become both allies and enemies as they all race to win the game and avoid a fate worse than death. Relying on a unique rhythm combat system, The World Ends with You has stuck with fans for years. Visual improvements are apparent in the trailer, but perhaps the most interesting addition will be a "new scenario" for players to dig into. Nintendo was a bit vague on exactly what that new scenario might entail. Perhaps the expanded content might hint at a possible sequel to The World Ends with You, something that both the fans and the original creators have been wanting for quite some time. The appearance of characters from the game within Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance in 2012 helped to keep the hope alive. The World Ends with You -Final Remix- will release sometime this year for the Nintendo Switch. View full article