You Are Browsing ' NINTENDO ' Category

By Jonathan Balofsky On 19 Jan, 2018 At 11:16 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No Gravatar

 

High Horse Entertainment has revealed new details about Disc Jam on Switch. The game will run at 60 fps with  a 1080p resolution when docked, and 720p in portable mode.

The game launches on February 8 for Switch and will support cross-platform play with the PC version. There will also be other modes for online and local multiplayer.

 

Are you excited for the game?

By Jonathan Balofsky On 19 Jan, 2018 At 11:53 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Otaku Music, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No Gravatar

 

 

 

The Materia Collective sent out the following

 

 Materia Collective is thrilled to release Johto Legends: Music from Pokémon Gold and Silver, a sweeping orchestral re-imagining of the classic handheld soundtracks by arranger Braxton Burks. Funded on Kickstarter with nearly 1,000 backers, Johto Legends fulfills its campaign promises and more, giving Pokémon fans over an hour of new music on CD, vinyl, and digital formats featuring breathtaking performances by some of the game industry’s greatest talent with credits that include Pokémon Symphonic Evolutions and The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses as well as games like DestinyDragon AgeTomb Raider, and Minecraft. Johto Legends will transport listeners back to the Johto region to experience the battles, the characters, and the adventure of Gold and Silver once again. Johto Legends: Music from Pokémon Gold and Silver is licensed and now available:
Johto Legends is a passion project I’ve wanted to fulfill since I was eleven years old,” comments arranger and project organizer Braxton Burks. “Almost every day after school, I’d get on the bus home and turn on my Game Boy Color, loaded with a copy of Pokémon Crystal Version. I spent countless hours headbutting trees in the Ilex Forest, exploring the remains of the Burned Tower, and tracking down the legendaries Entei, Raikou, and Suicune… but it was the game’s soundtrack that really pulled me in with its memorable 8-bit melodies, an eclectic mix of romantic harmonies and Japanese folk music – the perfect backdrop for the Johto region. Sometimes I’d even imagine what the music would sound like if it were orchestrated by one of my idols, John Williams. ‘I wish I could do that,’ I thought. Well, I ended up carrying that dream to adulthood, fueled by my ongoing love affair with the Pokémon games that persists even to this day. I hope listeners will be able to recall their own nostalgic Pokémon journey – the battles, the towns, the routes and caves… and all the adventures in between.”
Learn more about Johto Legends:
https://www.materiacollective.com/music/johto-legends
It is always awesome to see game music like this get a vinyl release. Will you be checking this out?

Source: Materia Collective PR

By Jonathan Balofsky On 18 Jan, 2018 At 11:29 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No Gravatar

 

Nintendo of Canada sent out the following

 

 

 

It’s official: Nintendo Switch has become the fastest-selling home video game system ever in Canada, according to new information provided by NPD. These record-breaking sales are the strongest for the first 10 months of any video game system in Canadian history. The record was previously held by Nintendo’s own Wii system.

“The response that the Nintendo Switch has received from Canadians has been nothing short of spectacular,” said Pierre-Paul Trepanier, Nintendo of Canada’s General Manager and Senior Director. “We’re thrilled to have seen such record-breaking momentum in 2017.”

The game-changing hardware is complemented by a robust and diverse game library. The list will only continue to grow in 2018 with Nintendo-published games like Kirby Star Allies, Mario Tennis Aces, Bayonetta 1&2 and a new game starring Yoshi. Plus, fans can also expect continued support from major publishers, as well as a growing catalogue of quality content from indie developers.

For more information about Nintendo of Canada, visit http://www.nintendo.ca

Nintendo Switch is dominating all over. Canadians love the system, and it shows!

 

Source: Nintendo of Canada

By Jonathan Balofsky On 18 Jan, 2018 At 08:41 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No Gravatar

High Horse Entertainment sent out the following

 

 

High Horse Entertainment announced today that the disc-throwing, shot-blocking action of Disc Jam is landing on Nintendo Switch™ next month. Hitting the Nintendo eShop on February 8, players can expect all the frantic multiplayer action they’ve come to enjoy from the game’s PC and PS4 iterations, suped up with Nintendo Switch-specific features and a massive update for all disc jammers.

 

Disc Jam is best played with others, and Nintendo Switch is making it easier than ever to connect with players both locally and online. In addition to cross-platform play between PC and Nintendo Switch, the game also features support for local wireless with up to 3 other nearby Nintendo Switch consoles, making it easy to jump into a match whether you’re in the living room or on the go.

That’s not all the new content coming to Disc Jam. Debuting alongside the Nintendo Switch console launch on all platforms, the game is also getting a massive title update, bringing a whole host of community-requested features to the arena. Joining the game’s roster of characters, South American volleyball player Lannie is set to make her mark on the arena as a perfect balance between power and agility.

The update will also unleash two brand new modes, providing even more ways for competitive and solo players to jam. On the competitive side of things, say hello to Ranked Leagues and Seasons. Do you have what it takes to rise through the ranks of the Universal Federation of Disc and join the Elite? Soon enough, you’ll have your chance to prove it. Then, for players who prefer to fly solo, get ready to experience all the heated action of ranked leagues without the pressures of online play in a gauntlet that will test even the most seasoned Disc Jam veterans. More details on all the goodies coming in February’s update will be landing in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

If this is your first time hearing about Disc Jam, here’s the gist. Players pick from a growing roster of colourful characters, each sporting their own style and abilities, as they compete in a fast-paced action sport that’s like air hockey and tennis combined. Throw, catch and lob the glowing disc at your opponents, defend your end zone, and unleash devastating abilities to gain the upper hand – all in search of multiplayer dominance.

From the introduction of a new character – resident power-house, Kahuna – and new discs, to dedicated servers, Elo-based skill ratings and matchmaking, Disc Jam has been in a constant state of growth since it first launched. It’s also not showing any signs of slowing. With a new platform to play on and a new update on the way, stay tuned for all the action-packed details!

Disc Jam lands on Nintendo Switch on February 8, and is currently available on PC and PS4. For the latest updates, visit High Horse Entertainment’s official website or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Twitch, Discord, and Reddit.

Are you excited for Disc Jam? Will you be playing it? Let us know!

 

Source: High Horse Entertainment PR

By Jonathan Balofsky On 18 Jan, 2018 At 08:46 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No Gravatar

 

 

Nintendo sent out the following

Nintendo Switch sold more units in December than any other video game system, according to the NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States. Holiday shoppers purchased 1.5 million Nintendo Switch systems during the five-week reporting period of December, which is a critical month for the video game industry. Since its launch 10 months ago, Nintendo Switch has sold more than 4.8 million units, making it the fastest-selling home console in U.S. history.

The Nintendo 3DS family of systems also demonstrated continued strength, posting its best sales month since December 2014. Collectively, the different versions of Nintendo 3DS hardware sold more than 750,000 units in the U.S. in December, a 27 percent increase over the same period a year ago. The sales also pushed the Nintendo 3DS family of systems to a new milestone of more than 21 million sold in the U.S.

Combined hardware sales of Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition system topped 2.6 million units, which accounted for more than half of all hardware sold during the month.

Four Nintendo Switch games finished high on the December sales charts for individual titles: Super Mario Odyssey at No. 3, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at No. 4, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at No. 9 and Splatoon 2 at No. 16. Additionally, Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon for Nintendo 3DS finished No. 13 and No. 14, respectively.

For more information about Nintendo, visit https://www.nintendo.com.

Nintendo is going from strength to strength right now. Hopefully they can maintain this momentum this year. They certainly have the games and hardware people want.

Source: Nintendo PR

By Jonathan Balofsky On 18 Jan, 2018 At 08:03 AM | Categorized As Featured, News, NINTENDO, PC Games, Reviews, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No Gravatar

Frozenbyte sent out the following

 

 

Frozenbyte has released the first update to the Nintendo Switch version of Nine Parchments. The update includes the much sought-after multisaving feature as well as a number of smaller fixes.
The full changelog:
  • You can now store up to 10 runs
  • Fixes to saves being wiped when disconnecting from an online game
  • Online game can be started alone, no need to wait for others to join in the lobby
  • A lot of bug fixes to different kinds of issues of camera not moving and enemies not spawning or dying correctly
  • Changes to the online matchmaking logic
  • The invisible quill in Endless Snowbanks is now visible
  • Fix to the ”The Hero of Trine” Amadeus not unlocking if Amadeus dead when the boss is defeated
  • Other minor fixes

 

The multi-saving update is available on PC and Nintendo Switch, and the PS4 version is being worked on as well.

Nine Parchments is a trademark of Frozenbyte Oy © Frozenbyte Oy

©2017 Nintendo. Nintendo Switch and Joy-Con are trademarks of Nintendo.

 

This is a very welcome update. Nine Parchments needed this, and the other fixes are equally welcome.

If you haven’t yet seen our review, you can read it here.

Source: Frozenbyte PR

By Jonathan Balofsky On 17 Jan, 2018 At 03:06 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No Gravatar

 

 

Nintendo sent out the following

Introducing Nintendo Labo, a new line of interactive build-and-play experiences designed to inspire kids and those who are kids-at-heart. Building on the 129-year history of Nintendo, which is rooted in innovative entertainment and game-play experiences, Nintendo Labo continues the company’s mission of putting smiles on people’s faces.

ogether with the Nintendo Switch system (sold separately), the Nintendo Labo kits provide the tools and technology to MAKE fun DIY creations, PLAY games with your creations and DISCOVER how the magic of Nintendo Switch technology shapes ideas into reality.

With each Nintendo Labo kit, kids can transform modular sheets of cardboard – specially designed to interact with the Nintendo Switch console and Joy-Con controllers – into creations called Toy-Con. From a piano to a motorbike, a robot and more, each Toy-Con comes to life when combined with Nintendo Switch in different ways. As you build, you will have fun discovering how the technology works, and might even invent new ways to play with each Toy-Con!

For example, you can build a functioning 13-key piano that brings your musical creations to life once the Nintendo Switch console and Right Joy-Con controller are inserted. As you play, the IR Motion Camera in the Right Joy-Con detects which keys are pressed and translates them into unique notes that are heard through the console. You can even take control of your very own motorbike by constructing a functioning set of handlebars, with a Joy-Con inserted in each side and the Nintendo Switch console cradled in the middle. Simply hit the ignition button, turn the right handle to engage the accelerator and watch your adventure unfold on the Nintendo Switch screen, as you race to new destinations.

“Nintendo Labo continues our longstanding mission of making people smile by surprising them with new experiences,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s President and COO. “It is an exciting evolution of the Nintendo Switch platform – one designed to inspire curiosity, creativity and imagination in people of all ages.”

With Nintendo Labo, building is just as much fun as playing. Every Toy-Con creation presents exciting challenges and varying degrees of complexity, making each one a unique experience. Building Toy-Con is especially fun with family and friends, as you collaborate and share each other’s Nintendo Labo experiences. Once built, you can customize your Toy-Con creations with your own markers, stickers and paint to give them a personal touch – the only limit is your imagination!

Nintendo Labo launches on April 20 with two kits: the Variety Kit and the Robot Kit. With the Variety Kit, you can create many different Toy-Con, including two Toy-Con RC Cars, a Toy-Con Fishing Rod, a Toy-Con House, a Toy-Con Motorbike and a Toy-Con Piano. With the Robot Kit, you can build an interactive robot suit with a visor, backpack and straps for your hands and feet, which you can then wear to assume control of a giant in-game robot. Both kits include everything you need to assemble your Toy-Con creations, including the building materials and relevant Nintendo Switch software. The Variety Kit will be available at a suggested retail price of $69.99, and the Robot Kit will be available at a suggested retail price of $79.99. A special Customization Set that includes fun stencils, stickers and colored tape will also be available to purchase on April 20 at a suggested retail price of $9.99.

Each Nintendo Labo kit packs plenty of value, with a range of ways to make, play and discover in each kit:

Variety Kit ($69.99MSRP*)

Toy-Con RC Car: Insert the Left and Right Joy-Con into your newly built RC Car and control its movement using touch screen controls on the Nintendo Switch console. The HD Rumble feature in the Joy-Con controllers will cause vibrations that move the car in the direction you choose. Materials to construct two RC Cars are included.
Toy-Con Fishing Rod: Construct the Fishing Rod with an active, rotating reel that is attached by string to a cradle holding the Nintendo Switch console. Catch one of many exotic fish shown swimming on the Nintendo Switch screen by casting your Fishing Rod and unwinding the reel to lower the hook. Once you feel a vibration from the Joy-Con inserted in the reel, you must tug the Fishing Rod upward and crank the reel quickly to try and complete the catch!
Toy-Con House: By inserting various assembled blocks into openings in the sides and bottom of the House, you can interact with, play games with and feed a cute creature on the front-facing Nintendo Switch screen. Each differently shaped block is detected by the IR Motion Camera on the Right Joy-Con inserted on top of the House.
Toy-Con Motorbike: Insert each Joy-Con into an assembled set of handlebars to drive a motorbike on the Nintendo Switch screen. Pressing the ignition button starts the engine, while twisting the right handle activates the throttle. Leaning your body or turning the handlebars left and right controls the motorbike.
Toy-Con Piano: After assembling a beautifully crafted 13-key piano and inserting the Nintendo Switch console and Joy-Con, you can experiment with your own musical creations by pressing different keys. You can even insert different assembled knobs to create new sound effects and tones!
Robot Kit ($79.99MSRP*)

Toy-Con Robot: Create a wearable Robot suit, and insert the Left and Right Joy-Con into the designated slots on the backpack and visor to assume control of the robot, which is shown on the TV when the Nintendo Switch console is docked. Enjoy a variety of fun game-play experiences, including Robot mode, in which you can destroy in-game buildings and UFOs.
For more information about Nintendo Labo, visit https://labo.nintendo.com. You can view a special introductory video about Nintendo Labo here.

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

*Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Actual price may vary.

 

 

You can see the announcement video below

 

Nintendo truly is about trying new things for everyone. This is innovation in gaming at its truest.

 

Source: Nintendo

By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Jan, 2018 At 04:29 PM | Categorized As Featured, News, News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No Gravatar

A few months ago, I reviewed Knight Terrors, an auto runner from FreakZone Games and Nicalis. While my general view of the game has not changed, I feel I did not do it justice and want to add more to it. I feel I was overly praising it and could have mentioned some of the more negative parts and other positives.

I noted that the game has intuitive controls, which is true as they are simple two button controls. That being said, there are issues with the controls not responding right away and thus leading to getting hit or missing enemies repeatedly. This isn’t a a major issues, but I should have mentioned it before. I also feel the background has a lack of variety that takes something away from the experience and gives a sense of sameness. I do appreciate the visuals in the foreground and the multiple varieties of enemies, which harken back to the golden age of console retrogaming, but I think some more could have been done.

There is also a lot of content in the game, but it must be unlocked. This doesn’t seem that bad, but unlocking each mode becomes somewhat frustrating (albeit equally rewarding). I am not saying everything should have been available from the start, but rather maybe a little more variety included in the unlocks wouldn’t have been bad.  The powerups are a great thing to unlock but sometimes it feels like they are a goal for a goal’s sake. I am wondering, if a mission structure of sorts would have worked better.

I do not want to seem like I am ragging on the game, because I genuinely do like it. It is a budget game that offers a lot of content for its price. It has a fun music beat that fits the game perfectly, and indeed all the music is handled well. I would still recommend this fully even if I think there could have been more. The fact is, playing Knight Terrors is great in short sessions as well as if you need something to occupy yourself for a little bit while travelling or waiting somewhere. This is a game that works great on a portable device, and thus is a perfect fit for the Switch. It follows a pattern but tries ( and mostly succeeds) to put its own spin on things. I suggest checking it out.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Jan, 2018 At 01:22 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No Gravatar

 

 

Next week’s Neo Geo Nintendo Switch game is now known. Next week, the Switch will receive the Neo geo classic World Heroes 2.

WORLD HEROES 2 is a fighting game released by SNK in 1993. Players are able to take part in epic battles between 14 historic figures such as Hanzo Hattori and Jeanne. Players can enjoy numerous battle strategies via the simple but deep game system featuring mechanics such as “Throw Back” and “Projectile Bounce Back”.

Will you be checking this out next week?

Source

By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Jan, 2018 At 01:55 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No Gravatar

 

The Switch is getting even more support in its home country. SD Gundam G Generation Genesis has been announced for release in Japan for the system. It will release on April 26 and include all of the DLC from the PS4 and PS Vita Versions. In addition, early purchases will include a download version of the SNES game, Super Gacgapon World: SD Gundam X

 

 

 

 

You can see a breakdown of the DLC below

Additional Title Pack

– Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash

Additional Unit Packs

– Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin
– Advance of Zeta: The Flag of Titans
– Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt
– SD Gundam G Generation Original
– Mobile Suit Gundam MSV-R: The Return of Johnny Ridden
– Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Deleted Affair – Portrait of Young Comet

Additional Mobile Suit Units

– Phoenix Zero One
– Gundam Barbatos Lupus
– Sisquiede
– Hot Scramble Gundam

Additional Character

– Yuko Ortensia

Special Stages

– Haro, Haro! The Search for Psycho Haro!
– Haro, Haro! Surrounded on All Sides!
– Haro, Haro! Topple Those Targets!
– Haro, Haro! Capital Catch Dream!
– Haro, Haro! Level Up Trial!

Hopefully this will come to the west as well.

 

Source 2