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By Jonathan Balofsky On 2 Aug, 2017 At 06:59 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Atlus has officially revealed Persona Q2, which is coming to the 3DS. A teaser site can be seen here.

Currently the only confirmation is that Persona 5 will be in the game, with no other details yet.

Atlus will doubtlessly be providing more information in the coming weeks.

Are you excited for the game?

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Bandai Namco has brought their first game to the Switch, and what better way to start than with a collection of their classics. Namco Museum brings classics like Pac-Man, The Tower of Druaga, Splatterhouse, Rolling Thunder and more, along with Pac-Man VS as well. This is not just another collection however, as numerous additions have been made to enhance the experience.

The games included in this collection are:

  • Pac-Man (1980)
  • Galaga (1981)
  • Dig Dug (1982)
  • The Tower of Druaga (1984)
  • Sky Kid (1985)
  • Rolling Thunder (1986)
  • Galaga ’88 (1987)
  • Splatterhouse (1988)
  • Rolling Thunder 2 (1990)
  • Tank Force (1991)
  • Pac-Man Vs. (2003)

 

Among the changes made to the games in this collection, include a challenge mode for the games that help provide additional replay value and help give more fun to the experience. In addition, Namco Museum on Switch takes full advantage of the system’s HD rumble. This is excellent with games like Splatterhouse, with the HD Rumble giving more of a sense of immersion to the game. This is not always for the best though, as some games like The Tower of Druaga do not really need HD rumble and it ends up taking away from the experience.

But aside from these additions, is the game worth getting? Well that depends on how much you like retro games. If you do not like the older era which could be more simplistic, then you will not like this collection all that much. That said, these are excellent games, and the addition of Pac-Man VS. is a great one, even with the need for multiple systems to use the multiplayer to its full effect.  With the games included, it comes out to a reasonably priced package and could be a great introduction to the retro scene. HD Rumble and challenge mode may not appeal much to some, but if you are curious about the older games but need just a little more to push you into buying them, you could do a lot worse.

For retro fans, I would definitely recommend this collection. For fans of modern gaming, I would say take a look before you buy. These aren’t the 90’s era bombastic arcade games but a more simplistic style. That said, I think I for my money’s worth with games like Splatterhouse, Sky Kid, The Tower of Druaga, and Rolling Thunder. It is worth checking out, but be aware it may not be to your liking.

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 31 Jul, 2017 At 01:00 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo 3DS, Portable/Mobile Gaming, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Nintendo of Canada sent out the following

 

 

Even though summer break is over in a matter of weeks, it doesn’t mean your summer adventures have to end. With the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, incredible adventures through amazing worlds are always at your fingertips.

On Aug. 25, a sleek white-and-red Nintendo 2DS system with the New Super Mario Bros. 2 game pre-installed is hitting store shelves. And just recently, the New Nintendo 2DS XL system launched in stores the same day as two awesome new games: Hey! PIKMIN, a new type of Pikmin game, and Miitopia, a charming, personalized adventure starring Mii characters. The Nintendo 3DS family of systems has thousands of games to choose from, including beloved franchises like Super Mario, Pokémon and The Legend of Zelda.

“Nintendo 2DS is the ideal system for parents that want to introduce their kids to the creative world of Nintendo that they grew up with,” said Pierre-Paul Trepanier, Nintendo of Canada’s General Manager and Senior Director. “Its budget-friendly price and huge library of games will provide hours of entertainment for the whole family – whether after school, on the weekends or even while traveling.”

This fall is packed with a variety of new games (in addition to the existing library of games), which can be played on any system in the extended Nintendo 3DS family, including in 2D on Nintendo 2DS. Monster Hunter Stories, the next game in the hit Monster Hunter series, launches on Sept. 8; Metroid: Samus Returns, the return of legendary bounty hunter Samus Aran, launches on Sept. 15; and the wackiest Yo-kai adventure yet, YO-KAI WATCH 2: Psychic Specters, launches on Sept. 29. That’s a month full of exciting adventures!

Monster Hunter Stories serves as an introduction to the popular franchise, which finds you discovering and customizing the skills of a wide variety of fantastical beasts. A free demo for Monster Hunter Stories will be available in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS on Aug. 10. In the meantime, fans can check out a new trailer and learn more information about the game by visiting http://monsterhunterstories.nintendo.com/.

Bounty hunter Samus Aran is back in the Metroid: Samus Returns game, a side-scrolling adventure full of hidden pathways and underground chambers that lead you into the depths of a hostile alien planet. The game features immersive 3D visuals, powerful weapons, and special moves and abilities. For more information about Metroid: Samus Returns, visit http://metroidsamusreturns.nintendo.com/.

Whether you or your family missed it the first time or want to fall in love again, the YO-KAI WATCH 2: Psychic Specters game delivers the full YO-KAI WATCH 2 experience and a variety of new features, including new Yo-kai to befriend, exclusive quests and the ability to hop on the Hexpress to a new resort area. Players who already own YO-KAI WATCH 2: Bony Spirits or YO-KAI WATCH 2: Fleshy Souls can also transfer their save data to pick up where they left off. For more information about YO-KAI WATCH 2: Psychic Specters and to see a new trailer, visit http://www.nintendo.com/en_CA/games/detail/yo-kai-watch-psychic-specters-3ds.

With these games – and many others to choose from – the Nintendo 3DS family of systems offers exciting adventures for all ages. Remember that the Nintendo 3DS family of systems features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/en_CA/3ds.

Nintendo is doubling down on the 3DS line, even with the release of the Switch. This is good for those who have the system.

Source: Nintendo PR

By Jonathan Balofsky On 28 Jul, 2017 At 05:50 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Capcom reported its latest financial results earlier today, and revealed something interesting. Their first Switch game, Ultra Street Fighter II,  has been a “smash hit” and “made an excellent start”. The game shipped 450,000 copies in Q1, which was above what Capcom anticipated.

Capcom wants to capitalize off that success and is now putting in more resources towards Switch. They have stated they are “starting to prepare” multiple Switch-version titles, but nothing further was stated as to what those titles were.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 26 Jul, 2017 At 01:25 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Here is some rather interesting news,

 

Nintendo has filed for a trademark for “Pocket Camp” in English. The trademark is being registered for use with ‘home video game machines’. Could this be a new IP Nintendo is producing? Could it be a spinoff of another series?

We will have to wait and see for now, but it is always intriguing when Nintendo does something like this.

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 26 Jul, 2017 At 12:35 PM | Categorized As News, News, News, NINTENDO, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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The following was sent out

 

Co-op monster-raising RPG Re:Legend launches its Kickstarter campaign today, with developers Magnus Games seeking SGD $70,000 (about USD $51,000) in funding over the next 30 days.

Magnus Games is thrilled to announce its collaboration with legendary composers Shota Nakama, founder of the Video Game Orchestra and best known for his work on Final Fantasy XV, Falk Au Yeong, a veteran whose portfolio includes audio work on film and anime as well as video games, and Yoshitaka Suzuki, who has contributed to several epic franchises like Metal Gear Solid and Final Fantasy. Visit the Re:Legend Kickstarter page for an updated gameplay trailer, a word from the composers, and to listen to three sample tracks.

View the Re:Legend Kickstarter page:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1723653856/re-legend-co-op-monster-raising-rpg

Kickstarter backers can look forward to exciting rewards like Beta access to Re:Legend, limited edition Magnus plushies, digital or physical art books, designing a Magnus and its evolutions, or even appearing as a villager NPC in-game.

Re:Legend is an all-encompassing RPG-simulator hybrid with strong monster raising and multiplayer features. Washed ashore on the island of Vokka, you must build and expand your village through a huge variety of activities while collecting and raising adorable monster-like creatures called Magnus. Re:Legend will release on PC (Windows) and Magnus Games intends on supporting PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch if Kickstarter stretch goals are met.

Follow Re:Legend on Twitter @playrelegend or visit the official website for more information: www.play-relegend.com

This game looks incredible and seems to have a lot of potential. Games like this are what we need more of and hopefully it succeeds. This author hopes you all check this out.

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 25 Jul, 2017 At 10:41 PM | Categorized As News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Uncategorized | With 0 Comments

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Kadokawa Games will be publishing, a deluxe port of The Game Paradise  for4800 yen, winter 2017 in Japan.

The game is a complete port of the Saturn version and has addition content/features, including the ability to play as City Connection’s protagonist, Clarius.

It was also noted that development is around 65% done, but if the game releases this year, it will mark the 20th anniversary of the original release.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Jul, 2017 At 02:50 PM | Categorized As ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarArc System Works has revealed a game no one saw coming.

At EVO 2017, Blazblue Cross Tag Battle was announced. It is a crossover between Blazblue, Persona, UnderNight and RWBY and will feature tag team gameplay mechanics.

 

Cross Tag Battle will feature a dream-team of characters that have never before been gathered in a single 2D fighting game. Featuring Ragna the Bloodedge from BlazBlue, Yu from Persona 4 Ultimate Arena, Hyde from UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH, and Ruby Rose from the 3D animated series RWBY, developed by the visionary creators at Rooster Teeth Productions with more to come!

Cross Tag Battle features the work of Arc System Works’ up-and-coming illustrator: Konomi Higuchi as the game’s lead character designer.

Stay tuned for more information in the near future!

 

You can see the trailer below

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 11 Jul, 2017 At 05:47 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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A Retronauts interview with Fire Pro Wrestling head, Tomoyuki Matsumoto revealed something very interesting.

Retronauts: Would you look at other platforms beyond Steam and PS4 for Fire Pro World? Mobile, Xbox, Switch or something along those lines?

Matsumoto: Speaking for me personally, I would love to put the game on Switch.

Retronauts: It seems like a good fit. The Switch audience seems to be really tuned into sort of the retro style experience that Fire Pro offers.

Could we be seeing another wrestling game on Switch after WWE 2K18? I would agree that the audience is right for this game, but would you buy it?

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 30 Jun, 2017 At 03:14 PM | Categorized As ROG News, Uncategorized | With 0 Comments

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Arika previously showed off a new game they were potentially making on April 1. Now the news has come out. Arika will be officially revealing a new game at Evo 2017

 

 

If you haven’t seen the video Arika put out before, you can see it below.

It will be interesting to see what the game turns out to be.