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By Jonathan Balofsky On 13 Dec, 2017 At 11:04 AM | Categorized As News, News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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FDG sent out the following

 

We’re excited to announce that Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King will be available on December 21st, 2017, console-exclusive for Nintendo Switch. 

Explore a vast open game world in classic action-adventure fashion as Lily, Knight of the Rose! Slash your way through monster-infested dungeons to save the Kingdom of Blossom from eternal darkness.

A delightful mix of “Zelda” and “Princess Bride”, Blossom Tales’ narrative will unfold in the form of a fable being passed down from grandfather to grandchildren. Unable to resist their adorable plea, the old storyteller weaves a tale in which Lily, a heroic girl becomes one of the esteemed Knights of the Rose. However, that same day the evil wizard Crocus places the King into an everlasting sleep with one of his dreaded spells, forcing Lily to go on a grand quest in search of a remedy. Drawing inspiration from the beloved top-down adventure games we grew up with, Blossom Tales is a refreshing combination of classic Action-RPG gameplay and modern design. Players can expect a one-of-a-kind experience as they explore hand-crafted dungeons. The young Lily and her brother Chrys will also keep players on their toes by occasionally introducing enemies, story events, and more as they help their Grandpa tell the tale. Featuring a vibrant world to get lost in, challenging quests to complete, and memorable characters to meet, our hope is for players to feel as though they’ve been transported back to the glorious days when pixelated visuals and chiptune music captivated us for hours on end.

History

To make high quality old school games with today’s technology is Castle Pixel’s mentality. Tyler and Rob started the development of Blossom Tales in 2014 manifesting this idea. After the game got Greenlit by the Steam community, Castle Pixel reached out to FDG Entertainment to find a publisher with the same mindset. The project took big steps since then and grew into its current form, a retro action adventure with a new livery and vivid story.

Features

4 unique themed dungeons
Diverse Overworld to explore
Action focused combat
Vast amount of usable items
Vivid narration

 

This is a truly amazing looking game. We hope to have a review up sometime around launch.

 

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Source: PR Email

By Jonathan Balofsky On 13 Dec, 2017 At 11:00 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Psyonix has announced that a retail version of Rocket League is coming to the Nintendo Switch.

The release dates for the version are

  • January 16 for North America

  • January 24 for Australia and New Zealand

  • January 25 for Central Europe

  • January 26 for remaining Europe, Israel, Middle East, Russia, and South Africa (players in Europe should contact their local retailer for availability details)

 

They then further noted

 

This new, physical Switch version will also be distributed by our new partner, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

Dubbed Rocket League Collector’s Edition, the retail version of Rocket League on Switch will mirror those available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with an MSRP of $39.99. What’s in it? This!

  • Rocket League Full Game

  • Supersonic Fury DLC Pack

  • Revenge of the Battle-Cars DLC Pack

  • Chaos Run DLC Pack

  • Aftershock DLC Car

  • Marauder DLC Car

  • Esper DLC Car

  • Masamune DLC Car

  • Customization Items inspired by DC Comics’ The Flash

  • Limited Art Print by Psyonix Concept Artist, Jay Zhang

They then commented on the pricing issue for the game.

As many of you have likely noticed, the MSRP for Rocket League Collector’s Edition is $10 more on Nintendo Switch than the same version on other platforms. As much as we tried to keep the retail price down, the reality of the Switch’s increased cartridge manufacturing costs meant that the MSRP had to be higher as well. That said, we are still VERY confident that players who join us from the retail side will get plenty of enjoyment from what Rocket League has to offer and we look forward to welcoming them to the community next month!

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 13 Dec, 2017 At 08:23 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Earlier this year the 3DS received the game, Of mice and Sand. Now the Switch will be getting the game with extra content as Of Mice and Sand: Revised.
The game has you handling a desert craft and its rodent crew and building facilities and make food for breeding the mice with different items. The Switch version will have new events, maps, and enemies to provide a new more fulfilling experience.

“Of Mice and Sand: Revised” puts you in charge of a desert craft and its rodent crew. Brave an alien planet, and turn your squeaking subordinates into first-class shipmates, all in the name of adventure!
– Navigate the dunes in search of treasures!
Intriguing items await your discovery in the scorching sands.
Steer your ship from settlement to settlement, filling it with riches.
– Craft items to boost your success rate!
Not many people know, but mice are master crafters!
After adding a factory, workbench, lab, and other such rooms to your ship, you can turn your scavenged materials into rarer items and make food for your mice.
Sell crafted items at settlements to raise funds for more thrilling adventures!
– Construct a multitude of rooms, and power up!
Create more than just rooms for crafting: Add sleeping quarters so your crew can catch some Zs, or even a jukebox to give them a boost. And if any hostiles block your path, the machine gun will make them wish they’d stayed home.
Utilize crafted items to build a variety of rooms and enhance your ship.
– Encounter surprises in the desert!
On your trek, you may come across an oasis, perfect for replenishing your water supply, or befriend a fallen mouse in need of aid. And who knows? You may even find some precious items in crashed spaceships!
No adventure is complete without dangerous enemies, so install turrets, craft powerful ammunition, and…BOOM! Make ’em wish they’d stayed at home!
– New events, maps, and foes!
“Of Mice and Sand: Revised” is full of brand-squeaking new discoveries!
And did you hear? There are rumors of snowfall at the desert’s edge.
What events and enemies await…?!
Scour the searing sea of sand!
Wander the windswept wilderness!
Adventure in ancient, atrophied architecture!
Steer a sturdy, steel vessel! Hear the mice roar!

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 13 Dec, 2017 At 08:07 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Next week’s Neo Geo game for Nintendo Switch has been revealed. The shoot em up, Pulstar, will be coming to the eShop next week for all players on Switch.

Pulstar is a side-scrolling shooting game released by SNK in 1995. Control the “Dino246”, and take down the aliens who are attacking the solar system. The game features a verity of offensive and defensive options, including 5 unique Voyager items and special IO items. Use everything at your disposal to protect your ship and defeat the alien threat!
You can expect ACA NeoGeo Pulstar to cost the regular $7.99 / €6.99 / £6.29.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 12 Dec, 2017 At 09:34 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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We now have a release date for Payday 2 on Switch.Starbreeze Studios and Overkill have announced that the first-person shooter will launch February 27 in the Americas and February 23 in Europe.

Payday 2 will be sold both physically and digitally for Switch, with 505 will handle the retail release.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 12 Dec, 2017 At 09:53 PM | Categorized As Featured, News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, Reviews, Reviews, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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As should be apparent by my many reviews and articles, I am a fan of the beat em up genre. There is just something relaxing about beating up multiple opponents while being a badass. Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive, a spinoff of the fighting game serves up much of what I like, but there are some flaws.

To begin, this is a fun game. Its intense and fast paced  with many enemies to fight and many ways to defeat them. There is a great RPG progression style for the game that encourages multiple replays as well, so we are already off to a great start. I love the many attacks the various characters have and finding new methods and the correct upgrade really helps bring a lot of depth to this game compared to many other beat em ups. Many have compared this to Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game, and there is an argument to be made there, but I feel the game goes far beyond that title. This is a full merger of fighting games with the beat em up, something Capcom did previously albeit not to this extent.

There is a bad side to this game however and it is the controls. I must note right now though, that I used the pro controller only for the game as my joy cons are being repaired by Nintendo, and I noticed some things while playing that stuck out to me as hindering the experience. For instance, sometimes while trying to jump, I instead dashed and vice versa.  The game uses two planes of movement and requires a button input to transition between the planes, which is good except that on the pro controller, I kept triggering an attack instead which caused no end of frustration.

The faults aside though, I actually had a lot of fun with Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive. There is plenty of replay value thanks to levelling up, a basic arcade mode style of beat em up, and more multiplayer options, not to mention all the characters. I lost hours to this game and still want to play, and considering the flaws I mentioned, that is a testament to how much I liked it. If you like beat em up games, then you must play this!

 

Disclaimer: A review code was provided.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 12 Dec, 2017 At 04:57 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Digerati Distribution sent out the following regarding Slain: Back from Hell on Nintendo Switch

 

Due to an oversight during the porting process, the game was released with the framerate locked at 30fps. And while the game is completely 100% playable like this, we obviously want it to run as smoothly as possible and for the Switch version’s framerate to be in-line with that of the other platform versions.

We have submitted a patch to Nintendo that will make Slain: Back From Hell run at 60fps. We’re hoping the patch will be approved and made live at some point in the next couple of weeks.

Slain is an interesting game to say the least. We were not that impressed with it in our review but we are willing to give this a second look.

 

Source: Digerati Distribution PR

By Jonathan Balofsky On 12 Dec, 2017 At 02:43 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Wasteland 2 will be coming to Switch. This was announced by Brain Fargo via Twitter.

 

This is excellent news, as the RPG is absolutely amazing. For those who do not know, Wasteland was an 80’s rpg that eventually spawned Fallout 1 and 2. Wasteland 2 is thus the spiritual sequel to the original Fallout games.

 

Are you excited?

 

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 12 Dec, 2017 At 06:24 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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The Nintendo Switch has sold 10 million units. Nintendo made the announcement this morning, and it is noteworthy that the system has only been out for 9 months.

 

Nintendo then sent out the following

 

Despite launching in March, a month not usually reserved for home console launches, and with the busy holiday shopping season still in full swing, the Nintendo Switch system has already sold 10 million units to consumers around the world, according to Nintendo’s internal sales figures.

Nintendo Switch is a home console that can be played on a TV, and also taken instantly on the go – it lets people play their favorite games anytime, anywhere and with anyone. And since every Nintendo Switch system comes bundled with two Joy-Con controllers, players can easily share the fun of compatible multiplayer games with friends and family* right out of the box.

The robust and diverse library on Nintendo Switch features two of the most acclaimed video games of all time in Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. At The Game Awards last week in Los Angeles, Super Mario Odyssey won the award for Best Family Game. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was honored with the awards for Game of the Year, Best Action/Adventure Game and Best Game Direction.

Nintendo Switch is also home to fun multiplayer games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2 and ARMS that can be played online** or with friends and family in the same room, as well as an ever-growing list of great third-party games like Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, FIFA 18, Rocket League, L.A. Noire, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Golf Story and Stardew Valley, Nintendo Switch is truly for any player.

“As you can see in people’s living rooms, on a plane or riding the subway, fans all over the world can enjoy playing Nintendo Switch wherever they go,” said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “The response from fans has been great, and we’re doing our very best to satisfy demand during the holiday shopping season.”

After a record-breaking 2017, Nintendo Switch will continue its momentum in 2018. The system will see the launch of Nintendo-published games like Kirby Star Allies, Bayonetta, Bayonetta 2 and a new game in the beloved Yoshi franchise, in addition to big third-party games like Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus from Bethesda, Mega Man 11 from Capcom, PROJECT OCTOPATH TRAVELER (working title) from Square Enix, Shovel Knight: King of Cards from Yacht Club Games and Runner3 from Choice Provisions.

Nintendo Switch is available at a suggested retail price of $299.99. For more information about Nintendo Switch, visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/.

Remember that Nintendo Switch features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/switch/.

*Additional games, systems and accessories may be required for multiplayer mode and are sold separately.

**Nintendo Account is required. Online services and features, including online gameplay, are free until the paid Nintendo Switch Online Service launches in 2018.

 

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Source: Nintendo PR

By Jonathan Balofsky On 12 Dec, 2017 At 05:31 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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SteamWorld Heist will be coming to the Nintendo Switch this month. It will be known as SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition,and will be released December 28.

 

A trailer can be seen below.

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