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Pic-a-Pix Deluxe: Launches January 4th 2018 on Switch, with a Demo out on December 19th


With 2017 nearing its end with the passing of every day, there will come a point when we must start thinking about which well be the first game we buy for the Nintendo Switch when 2019 rolls round the corner.

 

Well, the good folks over at Lightwood Games have confirmed via email that Pic-a-Pix Deluxe, (an enhanced version of the colour picross game), will launch on the 4th of January for Nintendo Switch, with a demo that will be out even sooner as it will be available on the 19th of December. For anyone who likes what they see from the demo, they will be able to pre-order the game from December 19th and Pic-a-Pix Deluxe will cost: $7.99 USD / £6.99 GBP / €7.99 EUR / $11.99 AUD.

And now here’s an overview made up of comments from Lightwood Games:

 

So what makes it “Deluxe”, compared to Pic-a-Pix Colour on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U? There are 150 brand new colour Pic-a-Pix puzzles, designed by Conceptis. When solved, they make gorgeously cute pieces of pixel art and, of course, every puzzle is uniquely solvable using logic alone. There are also 150 black and white puzzles, the kind you’d think of as a picross puzzle if you’d never seen our colour game before! Colour Pic-a-Pix tend to be a little easier so I know experienced players will appreciate the extra challenge of going back to black.

In total, that’s 300 new puzzles – twice as many as the previous game! The puzzles got bigger too! On Nintendo 3DS, the largest grid possible was a 20×20. In Pic-a-Pix Deluxe, there are puzzles up to 35×25! Of course, as it’s Nintendo Switch, you can play with a friend – or several friends! Just connect extra controllers and up to four players can solve any puzzle in the game together. Four players on a small puzzle is a bit hectic, but you could have the whole family work together on a larger picture, or just ask someone to drop in when you need a hand.

Handheld mode has touch screen controls – the first Picross game on Switch to include this feature 😉 You can touch the grid to paint squares or move the cursor by dragging at the side or top of the puzzle. This way, you can use touch controls even if your finger is too big for the squares, but direct input is still possible if you own a third-party stylus!

For those who did not play Pic-a-Pix Colour on Nintendo 3DS or Wii U, the puzzles included with that game will be available as launch day DLC. More DLC packs with new puzzles will be added throughout the year.

Lastly, we also have a gameplay video we can share that shows off a small puzzle being completed, whilst the game is being played in co-op. Enjoy:

 

Source: Lightwood Games PR

 

 

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[Press Release] Get Some More Sparkle Action on Switch when Sparkle Unleashed Launches December 25th


Remember Sparkle 2? It was the first game 10tons ported to the Nintendo Switch before bringing over a whole ton of twin-stick shooters! Well, 10tons are set to give us even more Sparkle action when Sparkle Unleashed releases this Christmas.  The official announcement can be seen here: Continue reading [Press Release] Get Some More Sparkle Action on Switch when Sparkle Unleashed Launches December 25th

Revisit the SteamWorld when SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition Launches Exclusively on Switch December 28th


SteamWorld fans, it is time to rejoice.

 

In the event that one SteamWorld game wasn’t enough on the Nintendo Switch, later on this month SteamWorld Dig 2 will be joined by SteamWorld Heist. For a long time it has been theorised the previous games would be ported and lo and behold, one of them is, so there’s hope for a Dig 1 reunion yet! SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition will release digitally on December 28th and the reason behind its Ultimate Edition name is because it comes packed with the original game, the all DLC, which includes the Outsider and even touch-screen controls. Continue reading Revisit the SteamWorld when SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition Launches Exclusively on Switch December 28th

Nintendo Switch Reaches 10 Million Units Sold!!!


We at Miketendo64 are extremely happy to announce that the Nintendo Switch has sold over 10 million units worldwide. This is incredible as it only launched in March and in only 9 months, it has surpassed over two thirds of the Wii U’s lifetime sales.

This is extremely good news especially for the wellbeing of Nintendo as as company and it really does look like the Big N is bouncing back.

Here is what Nintendo Of Europe President Shitoru Shibata had to say.

We are thrilled that fans all across Europe and around the world are enjoying the gameplay experiences that only Nintendo Switch can offer, whether it be the newest adventures with Super Mario and Link, or unique games such as 1-2-Switch, where players look at each other and not the screen.

Though I don’t think the Switch will reach sales like the Wii which is well above 100 million units, I do believe that it could surpass Gamecube sales within the next year just as long as Nintendo can keep knocking out great 1st party titles and maintain support from 3rd parties.

Source: Nintendo PR

[Film] Detective Pikachu Movie Will Electrify Audiences when it Debuts on the 10th of May, 2019!


Pikachu, I choose you!

 

Within 24 hours of learning that the Detective Pikachu game for 3DS, has received a rating by PEGI for Europe, we have now been graced with news pertaining the film version. Despite the fact that filming has yet to even begin and the casting of Justice Smith as Tim Goodman, Kathryn Newton as Lucy and Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Pikachu, has only just been finalised, a release date has been issued for the upcoming Legendary Entertainment film. Continue reading [Film] Detective Pikachu Movie Will Electrify Audiences when it Debuts on the 10th of May, 2019!

PEGI Issues 3DS Detective Pikachu Game a Rating (European Release Teased)


I hope you’re ready for some Detective Pikachu news that doesn’t concern the movie, because we’ve got some!

 

The European rating board for video games (PEGI,) has issued a rating for Detective Pikachu, (known as Great Detective Pikachu in the West,) which means after having released last year on 3DS in Japan, the likes of Europe could be getting the Pikachu Pokémon game after all! (Don’t worry North America, you’ll probably get it too, it just hasn’t been revealed yet.) Continue reading PEGI Issues 3DS Detective Pikachu Game a Rating (European Release Teased)

More Saves and More Being Added to Nine Parchments Soon!


Despite having just released on the Nintendo Switch, new changes are underway and having been first revealed in a blog post by Frozenbyte, here is a sharing of what you can expect: Continue reading More Saves and More Being Added to Nine Parchments Soon!

[Press Release] Capcom Announces the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection for Switch & Other Platforms


Get ready to love Capcom again, because not only are they bringing many Mega Man games to Nintendo Switch, including Mega Man 11, they’re also giving their newly announced let’s celebrate 30 years of Street Fighter” Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, a Nintendo Switch release that will actually be a simultaneous release with other platfroms.

 

The full announcement can be seen right here:
Continue reading [Press Release] Capcom Announces the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection for Switch & Other Platforms

[Film] First Look at Pokémon the Movie 2018 (Out July 13th)


As is the custom for this time of year, a trailer for the next Pokémon Movie has made its debut on the Japanese variety show Oha Suta, which you can see for yourself, right here: Continue reading [Film] First Look at Pokémon the Movie 2018 (Out July 13th)

The Winners & Runners up of The Game Awards 2017 (Spoilers: Breath of the Wild Won “Game of the Year”)


In case you missed it, or just live in a rock, last night was The Game Awards 2017 and among a few reveals of new games and more, there were also a lot of awards given out, so here is a list of every game that won, which games they beat and in which category:

Continue reading The Winners & Runners up of The Game Awards 2017 (Spoilers: Breath of the Wild Won “Game of the Year”)

A Complete Zelda: Champion’s Ballad DLC is Out Now Digest (Overview & Footage)


Now that we’ve got our Bayonetta 1 to 3 Digest out of the way, let’s talk, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild!

 

As some had suspected, whilst also at The Game Awards 2017, the release date for the Champions’ Ballad DLC was in fact revealed and it is out now already now that the show is over. You will need to update your game to version 1.4.0 in order to play it, but given the new dungeon it adds, added story and a motorcycle Link can ride around on in Hyrule, you are definitely going to want to play and buy the DLC if you never brought the Expansion Pass before. Below we will be sharing a trailer for the DLC, footage of some of it in action, part of the press release that concerns it and an official overview: Continue reading A Complete Zelda: Champion’s Ballad DLC is Out Now Digest (Overview & Footage)

A Complete Bayonetta at The Game Awards 2017 Digest (Bayonetta 1, 2 and 3 Are All Coming to Switch!)


Among the many epic things that happened at last night’s The Game Awards, one of the biggest things concerns a series I love, which isn’t Zelda and the news is something we’ve been waiting a long time for.

  

Bayonetta is back everybody and as well as ports of both previous games coming to the Nintendo Switch on February the 16th in 2018, Bayonetta 2 is being exclusively developed for the Nintendo Switch. So without further ado, let’s kick of this digest off with the Bayonetta 3 trailer that was shared, followed by a round-up of all the news that followed suit: Continue reading A Complete Bayonetta at The Game Awards 2017 Digest (Bayonetta 1, 2 and 3 Are All Coming to Switch!)

A Lesson in What to Expect from Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Versus Update, which is Out Now


Get ready to go to strategic war in the Mushroom Kingdom once again, as Versus mode is has arrived in Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, as the 8th of December update has released early in Europe and here’s what Ubiosoft had to say about in a blog post:

Continue reading A Lesson in What to Expect from Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Versus Update, which is Out Now

Ryan “Deadpool” Reynolds Has Signed on to Voice Pikachu in the Detective Pikachu Movie


I guess we’re all going to have another reason to love actor Ryan Reynolds!

 Image result for Ryan Reynolds Pikachu Continue reading Ryan “Deadpool” Reynolds Has Signed on to Voice Pikachu in the Detective Pikachu Movie

[Event] Another Touch of Hoenn Lands in Pokémon GO this Week!


This just in, the world of Pokémon and Pokémon GO will never be the same again, as it is being expanded once again, when 50 new Gen 3 Pokémon come to Pokémon GO this week and here’s what Niantic have to say about it:

Continue reading [Event] Another Touch of Hoenn Lands in Pokémon GO this Week!