It’s that time of year where many developers share their financial results, and now that Bandai Namco’s turn has arrived, the news is somewhat surprising.
It’s been quite some time since we had some news concerning System 3, well no more the developer/publisher cries, as they have news to share and while the first part of that news is them having 6 games in the works, the second and most important part is the fact that Super Putty Squad is coming to Switch this month, and it will be available both digitally and physically.
When Penguin Wars released on Nintendo Switch earlier this year, it only saw the light of day in Japan. Well, all of that will change next year because Dispatch Games are bringing Penguin Wars to Western audiences and there will even be a limited physical release and we’ve got all the details right here:
Oh, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, what are you doing to us today?
If Zelda fans didn’t get enough news regarding new content for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, today (new side-quest with new costume available as a prize being distributed on November 9th) it’s time for some less official news. According to an updated listing of Breath of the Wild in the European Switch eShop, the Champions’ Ballad DLC Pack that adds a new dungeon, original story and new challenges, is due out in December.
By no means is this official confirmation, as for now it is circumstantial, but like Nintendo has said time and time again, the second DLC pack will be out this year and with just November and December left, next month is as good a time as any to bring it out. But until Nintendo officially come out and give us a date, which they will do soon enough, for now nothing is set in stone.
Source: @LordofGamez (Twitter)
When the Nintendo Switch came out back in March, there weren’t a whole lot of accessories available for it. Well more and more new accessories making themselves known ever month and today, the Switch Trident PRO-S Controller has done the same:
I’m just going to come right out and say it, I have never been one for the Xenoblade Chronicles game. I just couldn’t get on with them at all, but then 2 showed its face!
Xenoblade Chronicles is gorgeous, it’s breath-taking and going by everything that was shown in the most recent Nintendo Direct, it is going to be one of the most top contender videogames for the Holiday season because it really is downright incredible. So incredible in fact that a plethora of news was divulged that if we were to dedicate an article to each and everything thing and cover them in their entirety, it could take us 2 hours. Instead we’re doing one single article that covers everything, so if you’re just here for photos, we’ve got lots of them. If you’re hear for news, we’ve got that in abundance and we’ve even got videos!
Talking of videos though, for anyone who does prefer to watch as opposed to read, below you will find 2 videos, with one being a character trailer and the other being a video of the entire Direct, which actually incorporates the character trailer as part of it:
And now from here, we have both a slideshow gallery of characters, followed by an official recap press release by Nintendo of America and then a series of game related tweets:
Nintendo Spotlights Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Before its Launch on Dec. 1:
Expansive DLC Coming Soon; Day-One Update Adds Japanese Audio Option
REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 7, 2017 – I n just a few weeks, Nintendo Switch owners will leave the familiar behind and enter the fantastical world of Alrest – a world full of living lands known as Titans and the fabled paradise of Elysium. To get fans ready for the Dec. 1 launch of the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 game, Nintendo presented a deep dive into elements of the massive game, including the vast environments, battle system and characters. This special Nintendo Direct presentation also revealed upcoming paid DLC, a fun cross-promotion with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, as well as free DLC available to download on launch day that will allow players to also play the game with Japanese audio and English subtitles.
“With Xenoblade Chronicles 2, we are giving fans yet another engaging adventure that can only be found on Nintendo Switch,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “This sequel is perfect for playing at home or while traveling during the busy holiday season.”
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is next in the series following the original acclaimed RPG that launched for Wii in 2012. This sequel features new characters and worlds, with an expanded battle system that will still feel familiar to fans of the first game. In Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Blades are artificial lifeforms that bond with Drivers to lend them their weapons and powers in battle. Main character Rex is a Driver and Pyra is a Blade. To help familiarize fans with main character Rex before the game launches, a new Side Quest will be available via a free update in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game for both Nintendo Switch and Wii U systems, in which players will be able to obtain a Rex costume starting on Nov. 9.
In and out of battle, Blades have a wide array of support abilities. While adventuring, these abilities might increase the number of items that can be collected, open up new paths to explore or initiate other special effects. When players fight alongside their chosen Blade, they might trigger effects that protect the Driver, strengthen attacks and so forth. Abilities differ from Blade to Blade, so selecting different Blades adds to the strategy of battle.
Blades are just one form of life that players will encounter while journeying on the backs of the mighty Titans. In the vast world of Alrest, players will discover both peaceful and aggressive wildlife of all shapes and sizes wandering among giant plains, winding caverns, frozen kingdoms, scorched earth and sandy beaches. If players manage to defeat certain Unique Beasts, a tombstone will be left behind to commemorate the creature and allow players to relive those battles for additional rewards.
While traveling the massive world of Alrest, players will run into shining spots called Collection Points – which give players the opportunity to pick up valuable items or dive under the clouds to salvage hard-to-find treasures – or special landmarks that players can transport to at any time. Alrest is also teeming with bustling cities. From shopping districts to residential quarters, each Titan has its own unique layout and atmosphere.
Fans who want to expand their epic adventure can pre-purchase an Expansion Pass for the game in Nintendo eShop beginning today or pre-order it from select retailers shortly at a suggested retail price of $29.99. With this pass, players can enjoy DLC as it releases between the launch of the game and fall 2018, starting with quests and support items, and eventually including a challenge Battle Mode where they can face powerful enemies. This DLC will even include an additional adventure with a new side story set in the world of Elysium. Details about individual elements of the Expansion Pass will be released in the future.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will launch exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system on Dec. 1 at a suggested retail price of $59.99. The same day, the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Edition Nintendo Switch Pro Controller will launch at a suggested retail price of $74.99. Launch day will also see the release of the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Special Edition. This special version includes the game, a beautifully illustrated hardbound art book filled with 220 pages of concept designs and artwork of the characters, landscapes and objects from the game, a sound-selection CD of many of the game’s memorable music tracks, and a special metal case containing the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 game card at a suggested retail price of $99.99. Players who prefer the digital version can pre-purchase the game from Nintendo eShop now, either standalone or as a bundle with the Expansion Pass.
Lastly, we have another batch of images for you to go through, which we have separated into another two slideshows as the first concerns Illustrations and the other is Screenshots, enjoy:
We hope you found our Xenoblade Chronicles Nintendo Direct Digest helpful!
Source: Nintendo PR
For anyone who was hoping today’s Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Nintendo Direct would possess something other than just Xenoblade Chronicles 2, you’re in luck! Continue reading Add a Touch of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 to Breath of the Wild This Week Thanks to a New Side-Quest!
Love platformers and are wondering what game you should check out just as soon as you are done with Super Mario Odyssey, then thanks to BadLand Games, a new option has presented itself and it is none other than Ginger Beyond the Crystal and it’s out next week:
Last week, Nicalis got to delight the world with the news that they will be doing a physical release of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 and now it’s Headup Games’ turn! Why? Because they’re handling the European and Australian release and they’ll be out next year:
Capcom have released details about Game sales for Ultra Street Fighter II and Monster Hunter XX on Nintendo Switch after their Financial Results Meeting. Capcom have said once again that Ultra Street Fighter II is a smash hit after shipping 500,000 units worldwide to date.
Monster Hunter XX for Nintendo Switch has shipped 350,000 units which is not bad going considering it has only been released in Japan, though there is a big chance that the game have been exported by western gamers due to the Switch being “Region Free.” Capcom state that it is performing strongly but have yet to say when we can expect the game to come to the West.
Source: Capcom Japan
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, the results are in for the 4th European Splatfest are in and once again, Pearl’s team have emerged victorious! Continue reading Splatoon 2: Fourth European Splatfest Ends in Pearl’s Favour!
For anyone who’s been following WayForward’s Shantae: Half-Genie Hero since it first appeared on Kickstarter, you’ll be fully aware of the fact that there is more to the game than what we received as more content is on the way and now thanks to a new update, WayForward are about ready to reveal almost every details about the Friends to the End DLC and here it all is:
With the Champions wave of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild amiibo set to roll out next week, besides a few known facts about them, there’s still more to learn. Luckily for us though, Nintendo has taken it upon themselves to clue us all in thanks to a new post on Facebook. Here’s what they had to say:
For anyone wondering when the next Nintendo Direct is to take place, the answer is next week, on Tuesday and it solely concerns Xenoblade Chronicles 2. As for where to go and watch and at what time it begins, we’ve got that information right here:
True or false, you can never have enough games on Switch? Well in 10tons case, true isn’t even an option as once again they have another game on the way and it is out next week: