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By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Nov, 2017 At 11:40 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Brawlout was previously announced for the Nintendo Switch and now we have some idea of when it is coming.

According to the developers, the game will be coming in less than a month.

Brawlout is a great game, and we loved it on PC. If you haven’t seen our PC review of the game, check it out here.

 

Will you be getting this on Switch?

By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Nov, 2017 At 10:18 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Indie hit, Max The Curse of Brotherhood will be coming to the Switch on December 21 according to a listing on the eShop

 

A warm Summer day, Max comes home from school and finds his room in a mess. His little brother Felix is playing with his toys again! In anger, Max turns to his laptop and makes a search: “How to make your brother disappear”.
Max: The Curse of Brotherhood is a cinematic adventure filled with action-packed platforming and creative puzzle-solving. Armed with only a Magic Marker, Max must confront evil at every turn in a hostile and fantastical world in order to save his kid brother, Felix. Fortunately, the Magic Marker has the power to bend the elements and create magic objects that can help Max on his quest. Join Max on the greatest adventure of his life!
Game Features
– Explore a stunningly beautiful world with handcrafted levels.
– Run, jump, climb and swing through another world in a tightly tuned platformer
– Shape the elements to your will with the power of the Magic Marker.
– A heartwarming story of monsters, magic, and brotherly love.’

This is an amazing game, and it is great to see it come to the Switch. Will you be getting it?

 

Source: Switch eShop

By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Nov, 2017 At 12:23 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Rainy Frog has announced that they will be bringing the Wii U shoot em up Star Ghost to the Nintendo Switch on November 30

 

A Metagon war fleet has been detected at the outer perimeter. Patrol 12 star systems in the most advanced star fighter ever built. Navigate the perilous fragments of exploding planets, survive intense asteroid fields and dogfight with deadly Sentinel ships as you defend against the relentless onslaught of the formidable Metagon empire.

Blast your way through beautiful neon star systems with dynamic level generation for a different experience every time. Fly by simply boosting to gain height while aiming the turret to blast enemies that stream onto the screen. Upgrade your ship with more powerful weapons to wipe out enemy attacks and increase your score multiplier as you aim for the highest scores. Sound track by renowned composer, David Wise.

Source: Rainy Frog PR

By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Nov, 2017 At 12:56 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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MAGES. Inc. (Minato-ku, Tokyo, Executive Director: Chiyomaru Shikura, President and Representative Director: Toyoki Ohta, Game Operation Brand: 5pb) are pleased to announce that they will be releasing their popular action game “Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive” for Nintendo Switch worldwide on December 7, 2017.

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive is an intense cooperative, side-scrolling beat’em up. But don’t mistaken it for just another brawler. Its got an in-depth combat system thanks to roots stretching back to the hit 2D fighting game Phantom Breaker. Its cast of four playable characters from Phantom Breaker (Mikoto, Waka, Itsuki and Yuzuha) sport moves any fighting game player would recognize — burst gauges, dodges, guard breaks, and more. As your character levels up, you’ll apply skill points to gain new abilities and hit harder and faster! Playable guest characters Makise Kurisu and Frau from the popular visual novels Steins;Gate and Robotics;Notes respectively will be unlocked from the start for Switch users.

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds was previously released to great success for the Xbox 360® system, PlayStation 4, PlayStation®Vita, and Steam (PC).

Key Features:
  • Story Mode: Battle through 8 deadly stages filled with crazy enemies. Level up your characters to unlock devastating new skills and build up your attack strength, defense, and speed.
  • Arcade Mode: Test your skill for the best scores and times, and compare them against the world on global leaderboards.
  • Co-op Mode: Play with up to 4 players with online and local multiplayer.
  • Battleground Mode: Enjoy a fierce battle royale using your leveled up characters.
  • Hard-Hitting Heroines
    Fight as Itsuki, Yuzuha, Waka, and Mikoto from Phantom Breaker, each with their own signature moves and attacks.
  • Wild Steins;Gate and Robotics;Notes Characters Appear
    Play as visual novel superstars Makise Kurisu and Frau unlocked from the start.

More information can be found on the official Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive Nintendo Switch website at http://5pb.jp/games/pbbgodsw/

This is an amazing looking game and the impending release on Switch sounds excellent. Hopefully the port will be a good one!

Source: PR Email

By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Nov, 2017 At 12:23 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Capcom has released a new trailer for Resident Evil Revelations 1 + 2 for Nintendo Switch. The trailer shows off what is new in the port and what this version has to offer.

 

 

– RER1 is $20 USD; RER2 is $20 USD
– Both games are based on the PS4 versions
– RER1 is 1080p/60fps docked, 720p/60fps undocked
– RER2 is 1080p/30fps docked, 720p/30fps undocked
– Both games support gyro aiming (optional)
– Both games support gesture reloading, knifing, etc (optional)
– Both games support amiibo unlocks
– RER1 Raid supports co-op
– RER2 Campaign and Raid supports co-op

This sounds like a great port of the games. Will you be getting it?

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 15 Nov, 2017 At 10:55 PM | Categorized As Featured, PC Games, Reviews, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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The first person dungeon crawler genre has fallen by the wayside in recent years. What was once a major genre of PC games that directly led to modern RPGs like The Elder Scrolls and Dragon Age,  hasn’t been used much lately. That is not to say they have been absent, as indie games such as Legend of Grimrock and Heroes of the Monkey Tavern have helped keep the genre alive in peoples’ minds.  But these come off as tributes to the past with modern touches, rather than something that truly adds to the genre.

Enter Hyakki Castle, a game that takes the first person dungeon crawler and transplants it to 18th century Japan. In this game, you will find yourself on a quest to stop an evil sorcerer from destabilizing Japan, and are sent by the Shogun to resolve the matter. It is a simple story but it works well, and helps get you into the game quickly. Hyakki Castle has the character/class select as seen in other dungeon crawlers, but this time you have human, tengu, oni, and nekomata as the species you can be, along with samurai, shinobi, priest and monk as your class options. Selecting the best party is essential due to some of the unique mechanics the game has to offer.

In Hyaaki Castle, you will find yourself journeying through a castle in Edo era Japan and will find monsters at every corner. The enemies are well designed and interestingly enough, use dated visuals that actually help to give the opponents a sense of being truly other. One thing I truly enjoyed was the fact that the game requires you to split your party in two in order to solve puzzles and defeat certain foes. It might sound confusing but it actually works really well and feels like a natural thing. The enemies, based on Japanese folklore, give the game a feeling of horror while still being an RPG. This is not just a reskin of other indie dungeon crawlers, and set in Japan, but instead a game that makes full use of its setting to enhance every detail, both narrative wise and for improving the gameplay.

This isn’t to say the game is perfect though, as while the visuals are used to great effect and enhance the gameplay, the same can not be said of the music. Audio in the game is very minimalistic and this feels like a bit of a wasted opportunity. This could have helped create a more immersive experience but instead it feels lacking.

Control-wise, the game plays beautifully. The different puzzles and combat scenarios all feel easy to get into, with the challenge being from legitimate design and not unfair controls. Considering that the game plays in real time and introduces gameplay mechanics never done before, this is a major achievement. I wasn’t expecting to like Hyaaki Castle as much as I did, as aside from the audio issues I mentioned, the game is amazing. It doesn’t just make due with what is available but makes what is available work to its advantage. Happinet and Asakusa Studios did an amazing job, as ideas like the 2 party system are a great addition to the dungeon crawler RPG genre. It is great to see real innovation and progress, which shows that there is still so much that can be done with first person dungeon crawlers. This is a must play!

 

 

Disclaimer: A review key was provided by Happinet

 

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 15 Nov, 2017 At 07:09 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarNintendo has detailed the new 4.0 update for ARMS, and has revealed a brand new character. Misango is the newest fighter in the Arms League and has a truly unique look and atmosphere to him. Take a look at this new trailer!

 

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 15 Nov, 2017 At 06:51 PM | Categorized As PC Games, ROG News, Uncategorized | With 0 Comments

No GravatarParadox sent out the following

 

Paradox Interactive, a publisher of games that define genres, and Obsidian Entertainment, developers of classic games like Fallout: New Vegas and South Park: The Stick of Truth, today announced that Pillars of Eternity: Definitive Edition is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs. Definitive Edition, the comprehensive version of Obsidian’s award-winning, best-selling cRPG, Pillars of Eternity, includes the original game alongside both of its released expansions, all premium extras, and an all-new bundle of content, called the “Deadfire Pack,” inspired by Obsidian’s upcoming Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. The new version is available via digital distributors today for a suggested retail price of $39.99.

This complete version provides fans with the full suite of all Pillars of Eternity-related content ever created by Obsidian, providing every piece of the experience in a single, convenient package.
Definitive Edition includes:
The original Pillars of Eternity, winner of multiple awards for its rich story, lush art style, and incredible depth of choice — a modern RPG that calls back the classics like Baldur’s Gate
The complete, expanded world, characters, and content from The White March: Parts I & II, which adds new places to travel, companions to adventure with, and quests to complete – and which expands greatly on the story of Pillars
All premium content originally sold with Pillars of Eternity: Royal Edition, including the original soundtrack, a digital collector’s book, an original novella set in the Pillars universe, and much, much more
The all-new Deadfire Pack DLC, which includes new in-game items to earn and discover, and new portraits from the forthcoming sequel, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, releasing in 2018

This is a really great package. Pillars of Eternity is a great game and this new definitive edition will be the best way to experience the game before the sequel comes out.

 

Source: PR Email

By Jonathan Balofsky On 15 Nov, 2017 At 05:56 PM | Categorized As News, News, NINTENDO, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Bluehole, the publisher of Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds have revealed some interesting news.  They will be working on a new IP that will be developed for the Nintendo Switch and PS4. This game will be targeted for the Asian market.

Bluehole noted that this is being done due to the massive success of PUBG.

Hopefully we will see this new IP soon.

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 15 Nov, 2017 At 12:27 PM | Categorized As PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarHappinet sent out the following

 

Japanese videogame publisher, Happinet, announced today that its beautifully stylized real-time dungeon RPG game, Hyakki Castle, launched on PC via Steam for western players. The game transports players to a terrifying haunted castle, where players are charged with leading a party to subdue the castle’s miserable lord.
Hyakki Castle, set in the 18th century during the Edo Period of Japan, brings classic Japanese “Fantastical World” folklore and ghost stories to life with an unforgettable Ukiyoe art style as players explore the frightening halls of the castle, battling forbidding demons and terrifying ghosts along the way. Choose between a Samurai or Ninja and venture forth into the enormous castle, filled with clever and cunning traps, to do battle, solve puzzles, defeat bosses, and ultimately defeat the gloomy Lord of the castle.
Featuring a brand-new approach to the traditional real-time dungeon RPG battle system, Hyakki Castle encourages players to split their party with its exclusive 2-party system, a feature not yet seen in real-time dungeon RPGs. Work together to use unique skills and equip up to four actions at the same time to aid in eradicating monsters with distinctive attacks, defenses, projectiles and magic spells while executing pincer attacks, flanking enemies, and more as you uncover the mysteries hidden within the castle’s remote and isolated depths.
“All of us are particularly enthusiastic for the opportunity to add our contribution to the dungeon RPG genre, creating a thrilling, mysterious, and suspenseful experience,” said Masaru Saito, Producer at Happinet. “We’re proud that Hyakki Castle showcases the deep roots of Japan’s rich folklore and hope it delivers an exceptional and gratifying experience to RPG fans around the world.”
To celebrate today’s launch, players can pick up Hyakki Castle on Steam at a 20% discount for $19.99 USD during a limited time launch week sale. As part of their commitment to continue support its community post-launch, Happinet also announced plans to release additional free dungeons within the year. Players are encouraged to visit the Hyakki Castle Steam page and Asakusa Studios game page for additional details.
Game details:
  • 2- Party System: Split your party of up to four players for unparalleled strategy and party options in this unique approach to the real-time dungeon genre

  • Real-time RPG Action: Become a Samurai or a Ninja, create a party, and venture forth to do battle, solve puzzles, defeat bosses, and explore a mysterious castle to defeat its Lord!

  • Classic Japanese Setting: Clash with monsters and supernatural creatures from Japanese folklore

  • Explore a Mysterious Castle: The enormous castle is filled with cunning traps—some of which can only be solved by dividing your party—and tough boss monsters, testing player instincts and judgement

  • Unforgettable Soundtrack: The game features traditional Japanese music and ambient sound creating an environment of mystery, suspense and fear to the gameplay experience

Hyakki Castle is a truly interesting RPG that blends gameplay and ideas in a unique way. We will have a review up shortly.

 

Source: Happinet PR