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By Jonathan Balofsky On 19 Feb, 2017 At 12:16 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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During the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival earlier today in Europe, Square Enix discussed a possible version of the game for Switch.  All that was said right now is that it’s under “consideration”.

Previously, in August 2015, Naoki Yoshida, the director and producer  mentioned that Square Enix was open to putting Final Fantasy XIV on Switch,  and that was when it was still called NX. It seems like things are moving along for it to happen bit it isn’t final yet.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 18 Feb, 2017 At 08:20 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Recently there have been stories of the Switch being bought before launch. Now though, we have a reason for why this happened.

Nintendo put out the following statement.

“Earlier this week, individuals claimed to prematurely purchase a small number of Nintendo Switch systems from an unspecified retailer. Nintendo has determined these units were stolen in an isolated incident by employees of a U.S. distributor, with one system being illegally resold. The individuals involved have been identified, terminated from their place of employment and are under investigation by local law enforcement authorities on criminal charges.

Nintendo Switch will launch worldwide on March 3, 2017, and we look forward to everyone being able to discover the wonders of the new system for themselves at that time.”

It is good that they have been terminated from their employment and I hope they face the full extent of the law. These people cause more trouble than they realize.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 18 Feb, 2017 At 06:35 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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The Rouge Squadron were excellent games for the Nintendo GameCube, as well as Rouge Squadron 2 being a Killer App at launch. The developer of the series, Factor 5 has gone through some bad times lately when it comes to games, but it seems they still love the series.

Liam Robertson of Unseen64 has noted that that several ex- Factor 5 developers were on board to help bring the games to the Switch when GameCube Virtual Console games come.

He does note though that this would require Disney and Nintendo working out a deal, which does mean it is not a huge possibility. Still with the devs on board and pushing for it, this could very well happen.

 

 

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 17 Feb, 2017 At 03:52 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Super Bomberman R’s official website has laid out details for the multiplayer options the game has to offer.

Fpr local play, you can have up to eight controllers paired with the Switch for an 8-player battle. However you can also pair two controllers to four Switch systems to  play with eight players, so you don’t need to only do it one way,

For the online play,  you  are able to pair two controllers to four Switches connected to the internet, and then participate in an 8-player battle that way as well.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Feb, 2017 At 01:38 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarSome new information has come out about Super Bomberman R that may surprise some people. The official GDC 2017 site lists Super Bomberman R as one of the playable games developed with the Unity engine. It is a bit strange that rather than going with internal tools, Konami and HexaDrive decided to use a third-party engine.

The bigger news here however, is that this confirms Unity will be supported Day One on the Switch. Hopefully this will help development of more Switch games go quickly.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 15 Feb, 2017 At 05:36 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Tomorrow’s Wii U VC game for North America is the long awaited N64 Classic Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber. It arrived recently on the European eShop and now is coming to North America.

It’s up to you to defeat the Empire!

Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber is a tactical RPG originally released for the Nintendo 64 system. The game tells the story of Magnus Gallant, a recently graduated officer of the Palatinean Army who is assigned to the troubled southern region of his native land. There he witnesses the plight of the lower classes – the victims of a tyrannical ruling elite whose only thought is for the preservation of their own lofty status. With civil war brewing, Magnus is faced with a terrible choice: to betray his own noble origins in the name of liberty, or turn a blind eye to the evils of his rotten society.

Will you be buying this game when the eShop updates tomorrow? Let us know!

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 15 Feb, 2017 At 05:48 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Epic Games has released a new update for the Unreal Engine 4. The update, 4.15, makes Switch an officially supported platform of the engine and adds “early support” for creating Switch titles.

However, Epic Games does say that it’s “still considered experimental in this release.”  It will not be till the next big update comes, that the engine is planned to be “in a shippable state”. Epic has been pushing that Unreal Engine works with the Switch, and we have seen Switch games announced that will run on the engine such as the upcoming Shin Megami Tensei game.

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No GravatarNew Pokemon are coming to the world of Pokemon Go as announced by Niantic.

Game Update Welcomes Pokémon Originally Discovered in the Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver Video Games and Introduces Updated Encounter Gameplay, Evolution Options, New Berries and Expanded Avatar Items
San Francisco—Feb. 15, 2017—Niantic, Inc. and The Pokémon Company International announced an additional 80 Pokémon will begin to appear in Pokémon GO later this week. These include Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region from the Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver video games, including Chikorita, Cyndaquil, and Totodile. Trainers will encounter these Pokémon “in the wild” as they embark on adventures and explore their neighborhoods and cities to catch Pokémon. In addition to Pokémon that will appear in the game for the first time, the latest update introduces new gameplay mechanics for Trainers to master, including new encounter gameplay, new Evolution items, two new Berries, and expanded outfit and accessory options for their Trainer avatars.

“Today is a momentous occasion for Pokémon GO as we welcome more Pokémon and build upon the encounter and capture mechanics for the passionate global community of Trainers playing the game,” said John Hanke, founder and Chief Executive Officer, Niantic, Inc. “Pokémon GO is a live experience which we’ll be continuing to support and evolve in new and interesting ways for years to come.”

“With Pokémon GO, The Pokémon Company endeavored to create a compelling game based on the concept of encountering and catching Pokémon in the real world,” said J.C. Smith, Senior Director, Consumer Marketing, The Pokémon Company International. “The amazing response to Pokémon GO by millions of existing and new Pokémon fans around the world is remarkable. We’re thrilled to keep the adventure going by welcoming these Pokémon to this engaging new way of experiencing the fun of the Pokémon brand.”

With the latest Pokémon GO game update, new Pokémon evolution options will give players the ability to use new Evolution items to evolve their Pokémon into ones that were originally discovered in the Johto region. While catching Pokémon, Trainers can use two new Berries—the Nanab Berry, which slows a Pokémon’s movements, and the Pinap Berry, which doubles the amount of Candy received if the next catch attempt succeeds. Trainers will also be able to customize their avatar’s appearance with a new selection of hats, shirts, pants, and other items. Additional items will be available for purchase from the in-game Pokémon GO shop.

Trainers can download Pokémon GO from the App Store for iOS devices and Google Play Store for Android. A version of Pokémon GO for Apple Watch is also available through the App Store. Nintendo’s Pokémon GO Plus device, which allows Trainers to catch Pokémon and collect items with the push of a button without looking at their screens, is being replenished at retail locations in support of this latest update, while supplies last.

This is a big addition to Pokémon Go and may even cause the game to get a second lease on life. This has me very interested, and now I wonder what next they will bring. Are you excited for this? Will you resume playing if you had stopped?

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 14 Feb, 2017 At 11:39 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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In a recent interview with Game Informer, Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma was asked if Nintendo would be merging the console Zelda and handheld Zelda teams now that the Switch will serve as a successor to both lines of systems. There has traditionally been two teams working on different styles of games, for example Skyward Sword and A Link Between Worlds, both of which produce high quality games, but with a different direction in mind.

Aonuma answered by pointing out that combining the two teams would not speed up the development process and reiterated that the two teams have different approaches to game development. Anouma stated that rather than combine the two teams, he would like them both to work on Zelda games and build on what they have done previously in their projects for the Switch.

When asked directly if there would be a handheld style Zelda game on the Switch, Anouma responded that it was “Definitely a Possibility”. This is a good thing, as it would be a big loss to not have that second line of creativity for Zelda.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 14 Feb, 2017 At 12:46 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Nintendo has revealed DLC is coming to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,.

There will b an Expansion Pass for the game at launch for $19.99 / £17.99 / €19.99. By buying it, you will receive three new treasure chests that can be found at the Great Plateau. One contains a shirt with a Switch logo that Link can wear, which is exclusive to the Expansion Pass. Nintendo has said that “The other two will deliver useful items.”

The first DLC pack launches around this summer. It will come with  the following: A Cave of Trials challenge, a new hard mode, & a new feature for the in-game map.

The second pack will come at the holidays. Thus DLC adds “new challenges that will let players enjoy a new dungeon and a new original story.”

Nintendo has stated that the Expansion Pass will be available for both the Switch and Wii U versions of the game.

Nintendo said the following about the DLC announcement.

“The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U consoles is one of the largest, most engaging video games Nintendo has ever created. While the main game offers players an engrossing quest that will keep them entertained for hours, as well as the freedom to explore the vast Hyrule at their own pace, the game world provides a rich canvas that offers the opportunity for additional adventures. As a result, the first-ever downloadable content for the main-line Legend of Zelda series is in development.”

You can see the video announcement below.

Source: Nintendo PR