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Bigben and Games Workshop are happy to announce their partnership for the development of a console and PC game based on the renowned Warhammer Fantasy Battles IP.

This adaptation of the franchise will be the first Hack and Slash game to unfold in the Warhammer world. The game takes place in the Old World, a dark and bloody continent devastated by the wars against Chaos. Dive into the heart of the Warhammer story, become a hero and battle to survive the desolation.

The French studio Eko Software, known for attracting millions of survivors in the How to Survive series, was entrusted with the new Warhammer Fantasy Battles adaptation.

“We are very pleased to work with Games Workshop developing a game which draws from the incredible potential of the Warhammer world. The Eko Software and Bigben teams have long been fans of this franchise from day one, including myself. Warhammer Fantasy Battles is well suited to offer players something quite innovative in the timeless hack & slash genre.” affirmed Benoit Clerc, Director of Video Games at Bigben.

“We’re really pleased to start this new partnership with Bigben, and this project will be an amazing opportunity for gamers to experience an epic story in the first Hack N’ Slash game set in the classic Warhammer Fantasy world. Eko did a great job with their How To Survive series and we’re confident they are going to do something amazing with our IP. I know the Bigben and Eko staff are massive fans of our lore and I can’t wait to see what they come up with.” declared Jon Gillard, Head of Licensing at Games Workshop.

Additional information on the story, key realms and geography, the platforms and playable races will be unveiled shortly.

I would say this sounds interesting, but there really isn’t much to go on other than that this will be a Hack and Slash game set in the Warhammer Fantasy universe. Hopefully it is a good experience.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 21 Mar, 2017 At 11:35 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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There have been several reports of Switch users having experienced issues with Joy-Con connectivity, most notably with the left Joy Con. The issues have even made some send their systems  in to Nintendo for a fix.

As it turns out the process of fixing it is actually rather simple. CNET Australia sent in its left Joy-Con, and received it back about a week later.  What did the fix entail? Nintendo apparently just added a black square of foam in the lower-right corner, and this simple fix actually managed to solve the issue.

There is speculation that this piece of foam sits directly on top of the Joy-Con’s antenna traces, suggesting that it protects the antenna from interference. If it is removed, then the issues will resume. As well, CNET has suggested that this is a piece of conductive foam, which isa foam that’s been specially treated with nickel, copper or both so it can shield electronics from RF interference.

In addition to this, CNET has also noted that new Joy Cons are being sent out to retailers, with the problem fixed. Nintendo is clearly on top of things when it comes to fixing problems.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 21 Mar, 2017 At 11:30 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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We knew it was coming thanks to Nintendo of Europe showing it in an image, but now it has been made official. Bloodstained: ROTN will be coming to the Switch, while the Wii U version has been cancelled.

A kickstarter update was put out where Iga stated that “the situation has drastically changed after the release of Nintendo Switch.” While it had made sense to include Wii U during the campaign that is no longer the case due to Nintendo shifting their focus to the Switch,

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 “This change made it difficult to receive the necessary support from the hardware maker, which has led us to drop the Wii U development and shift the development to Nintendo Switch,”

If you supported Bloodstained on Kickstarter , there is an option change their backer survey platform from Wii U to Switch or any other version, or other versions to Switch. I already changed my platform of choice on the backer survey, from PS4 to Switch. The option is there already.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 21 Mar, 2017 At 10:21 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarWell here is some exciting news. As noted previously, the twitter account for the Mana series posted a video of  Seiken Densetsu 3 being played on Switcj, and now we know why.

Square Enixhas announced the Seiken Densetsu Collection for Switch. This will collect   Seiken Densetsu: Final Fantasy Gaiden (Final Fantasy Adventure / Mystic Quest),Seiken Densetsu 2 (Secret of Mana) and Seiken Densetsu 3. It will be released physically and digitally on June 1st for 4,800 yen.

In addition to the base games, there are a number of additions Seiken Densetsu 2 and Seiken Densetsu 3 will support multiplayer with up to three players like in the original games, something that was not done not with any re-releases since. The games will also now include quick-save, which will allow you to save anywhere during gameplay.

There is also a Music Mode, which will let you listen to the music of each game from the home screen. Secret of Mana had a legendary soundtrack, so thi is welcome.. As well, there is a Screen Change Mode, which is a mode exclusive to Seiken Densetsu 1 that lets you choose from several screen sizes.

You can see a trailer for the collection here

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 20 Mar, 2017 At 11:20 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Pokemon may see a new life on Switch if job postings are any indication.

Recruitment ads have revealed that Game Freak is recruiting for a new development project. They are looking for 3D CG designers with experience on Wii U and PS Vita level character models using animation and modeling software Maya.

In addition Game Freak is looking for someone who can consult with the programmers and work on assisting with data. There is alsos is a line that is included in the recruitment ad that stands out.

“Here’s a chance to work on the development of a globally popular RPG!”

Another ad had the following mentioned on it.

We’ll have you work on the production an RPG game that is popular on a global scale.

 

Platform will be console.

 

It’s a title that just about anyone knows, a proposal that could be your future career.

This work will require using material to create cartoon-like super deformed characters, monsters, and item models.  As will, it will also involve work on debugging, data work, and more. According to the contracts, these positions will be until May 2018.

That wording makes this sound like a Pokémon game for the Switch. A Pokemon game was rumored for Switch as Pokemon Stars, a third version of Sun and Moon. That said, this sounds more like a new experience built from the ground up natively, rather than just a 3rd version of an already existing game.

Hopefully we will get answers soon.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 20 Mar, 2017 At 11:42 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Eric Bright, GameStop senior director of merchandising, spoke with Game Rant recently and had some very nice things to say about the Nintendo Switch,

He began by stating that the Nintendo Switch is off to an amazing start, and he even feels it is at the point where the Switch sales could possibly eclipse the Wii. There were no hard numbers given, but he reiterated that the Switch has one of the highest attach rates of software and accessories to a device that GameStop has seen ever.

He elaborated by saying that there is a large demand for power chargers and Joy-Cons, as people want to turn the Switch into a 4 player device. As such, there are plans on having more bundles to meet demand, including a Zelda bundle, as Zelda is the top seller and the most popular game on the system so far.

GameStop has full confidence in Nintendo and believes the Switch will be a game changer for the industry. That is a good news to hear.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 19 Mar, 2017 At 11:12 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarWell file this under unexpected news.

The official twitter account of the Mana series ahs posted a ten second clip of Seiken Densetsu 3 running on the Switch.

This could be for the upcoming Switch virtual console but the fact that there is border art seems to signify something else. Could this be aport instead of a virtual console re-release? If so, hopefully it gets localized for the west. This is a game that has long been desired outside of Japan.

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 19 Mar, 2017 At 08:11 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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In a recent interview with Gaming Trends, Douglas Bogart of Limited Run Games was asked about the Switch. More specifically, he was asked when and if we can expect to see Limited Run Games bring physical versions of digital games to the Switch.

Bogart responded by saying that LRG is currently working on getting onto the Switch. He noted that they have tentative plans to have their first game released this Summer on the Switch

What is noteworthy, is that the interview was about the game Battle Princess Madelyn. However, Limited Run Games did not say if that was the game they would publishing physically.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 17 Mar, 2017 At 03:11 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarEd Boon, the head of NetherRealm Studios, the makers of Injustice and Mortal Kombat, seems to enjoy teasing fans on twitter. He would often tweet things out to tease fans about upcoming Mortal Kombat or Injustice news or features. For example, he teased fans about the move to GGPO for online, as well as for many characters coming to the game.

Boon has now moved his attention to Nintendo fans and has been teasing news of something for Switch.

See his St Patrick’s Day tease below

What is worth mentioning is that if Boon capitalizes words in his tweets, it is a big hint for something. Nothing he does is without reason. What could he be hinting? We will have to wait to find out.

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 17 Mar, 2017 At 11:18 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarHere is some very good new for Nintendo. The company has decided to double Switch production. Originally they planned to ship 8 million units by the end of fiscal year in March 2018 but now that has changed.

Nintendo will now seek to ship 16 million by March 2018, with room for even further expansion. The Switch has proven to be Nintendo’s fastest selling system and with a  great first year of software lined up, this goal should be easy to meet.

If Nintendo keeps this up, the Switch could easily surpass the Wii and DS as their bet selling systems of all time.

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