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By Jonathan Balofsky On 21 Feb, 2017 At 01:43 PM | Categorized As Editorials, Featured, News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarThe Nintendo Switch is a big deal in terms of gaming. It is opening new ways to play, just like Nintendo intended. The console/handheld hybrid is poised to be a must have gadget this year, but I cannot help but think of a game that was doomed to obscurity on the Wii, received a horrible port on Wii U, and can be saved by the Switch.

Rodea The Sky Soldier was Yuji Naka’s spiritual sequel to Nights into Dreams for the Wii that almost became vaporware. It was seemingly saved from development hell with ports for 3DS and an HD Port for Wii U. But the problem became tat the Wii U port was a port of the inferior 3DS version and not a true HD version of the Wii game. The Wii game was packed in with the Wii U retail release’s first run but now is lost to all, with it never being available in any form to anyone again. Or is it?

The Nintendo Switch has multiple playstyles, and using the Joy Con controllers. you can replicate the Wii gameplay to an extent.  If Kadokawa Games and Prope were to work together again, they could remaster the original Wii release in true HD and bring it to the Switch. This way, Yuji Naka’s true vision of the game could be experienced by everyone. In fact, the game would benefit greatly from the HD rumble and improvements could be made. This could in fact become the definitive version of the game.

I realize that this will be a lot of work, and for a game like Rodea, this might be risky. This is especially the case since the game didn’t sell very well and the publisher and developer might be hesitant to give this another try. However, the truth is that the Wii u and 3DS versions were simply not good, while the Wii version was excellent. If the Wii version was given a true update with better visuals and factoring in what the Joy Cons can add to it, while not detracting from the original experience, then the game will be much better received. As well, given the massive hype around the Nintendo Switch, this game might even get a much better audience than it ever could have had on the Wii U or Nintendo 3Ds.

I really want to see the original game get a second chance to wow people, and I acknowledge that this is a long shot, but this is exactly the type of game that the Switch can save. It was in development hell for the Wii, suffered on the Nintendo 3Ds and Wii U, but can thrive on the Nintendo Switch. I Hope the developer and publisher consider this.

 

 

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The above is solely the opinion of the author and does not necessarily reflect the views of the rest of Real Otaku Gamer or its staff.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 20 Feb, 2017 At 11:34 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Harvest Moon 64 was a game that was thought to be impossible to emulate according to Natsume, hence why it couldn’t come to the virtual console. However, things have now changed with that regard.

North America and Europe will receive the game on the virtual console this week.. This is especially notable for Europe, as they never received the game to begin with. Since this was a game that was said to be impossible to emulate, this raises  possibilities for other games likewise thought impossible to emulate. Hopefully now people will try to bring some of those games to modern systems.

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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 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.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 8 Feb, 2017 At 11:47 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarThe GBA classic Mario vs Donkey Kong will be coming to the Wii U VC on February 9.

 

Mario squares off against his original foe–and this time with extra help!

Donkey Kong™ just made off with all the Mini-Mario toys, and now it’s up to Mario™ to chase his long-time nemesis and retrieve the stolen goods.

Leap and battle through increasingly difficult levels as you use switches, conveyor belts, hammers, and more to overcome the hordes of enemies that block your way.

You need brawn…and brains! Figure out the best path, then break out new Mario moves like the handstand to track down keys, collect gifts, and navigate perilous platforms across barrels of levels.

Before battling Donkey Kong at the end of each world, collect all the Mini-Marios and lead them to safety!

Better late than never and its good that it is finally here. Will you be buying it?

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 8 Feb, 2017 At 07:35 PM | Categorized As ROG News | With 0 Comments

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The Entertainment Software Association has made major changes to E3, since for the first time ever, the expo will be open to the public this year.

15000 general public tickets will be available at e3 2017. Tickets will be priced at $250, however there will be an early bird discount bringing it down to $150. If you go, you will have access to panels, presentations and most events at the show.

Geoff Keighley will be involved with this change, and will offer access to special benefits associated with his own E3 programming, such as developer interviews and other events.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 8 Feb, 2017 At 06:04 PM | Categorized As ROG News | With 0 Comments

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The Entertainment Software Association has made major changes to E3, since for the first time ever, the expo will be open to the public this year.

15000 general public tickets will be available at e3 2017. Tickets will be priced at $250, however there will be an early bird discount bringing it down to $150. If you go, you will have access to panels, presentations and most events at the show.. Tickets will be priced at $250, however there will be an early bird discount bringing it down to $150. If you go, you will have access to panels, presentations and most events at the show.

Geoff Keighley will be involved with this change, and will offer access to special benefits associated with his own E3 programming, such as developer interviews and other events.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 1 Feb, 2017 At 12:08 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarTwo classic games from the Turbo Grafx will come to the Wii U tomorrow

 

Bomberman 94

Blast all of your enemies!

BOMBERMAN has arrived to restore peace on the planet, which has been split into five parts by an evil hand! In addition to the nine members of the Bomber Family, the character ROOI shows up to lend a hand. Jump on the EGGS that appear from destroyed SOFT BLOCKS, and you can ride one of five types of ROOI. Each ROOI has different special abilities—use these well and you’ll ride to victory! Bombs that turn according to arrows and other new gimmicks have been added to BATTLE GAME, increased to ten stages. Tag-team matches are now possible, ensuring that this game will be a blast!

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As well as theTG 16 version of Gradius

Blast your way to victory in this classic side-scrolling shooter.

Across the galaxy, there exists a distant planet known as Gradius. Gradius’ peaceful existence has been brought to an end by an intense space invasion by a race known as the Bacterion. To save the planet, the hyperspace fighter Vic Viper has been deployed to fight the Bacterion invasion. Players pilot the Vic Viper through seven stages, shooting and dodging through deadly obstacles, while using various power-ups, including missiles, lasers, options and shields. The Vic Viper’s target is the enemy fortress, Xaerous. The only way to end the war is to plunge deep through the enemy forces and destroy its very core.

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These are amazing games, and I am happy to have them on the system, but I am wondering why they are only coming now. They would have been appreciated earlier.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 25 Jan, 2017 At 12:54 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarTomorrow’s Wii U VC game has been revealed as the NES game Flying Warriors.

New heroes are born. Their names, the Flying Warriors!

When the evil red star appears in the sky, the great monster of the Dark Dimension, Demonyx, returns. The five Flying Warriors, led by Rick Stalker, are sent by the Dragon Lord to defeat Demonyx. Fight through four game modes. Choose one of two different fighting styles. One for beginners, and one for those who can master the martial arts. Use items and Mystic Spells in your quest to rescue the Light Dimension from darkness.

This is one that seems interesting but I cannot comment on, due to being completely unfamiliar with it. Will you be buying it tomorrow?

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 22 Jan, 2017 At 07:47 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarOver 450 Nintendo Network accounts were hacked this month, and had their details posted online in a list. This potentially can lead to people stealing your information and using it to pose as you or steal money from you.

The hack allegedly occurred through miiverse, and while the full extent is not known itt is suggested that you take precautions, such as changing your password or watching your bills. A list of the accounts (without sensitive information) was posted here, and you can check to see if you were one of the accounts affected.

If you have been hacked, You should contact Nintendo at once and see if they can help you. You should still change passwords just to be safe even if you were not on the list.

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