A Japanese overview trailer of MK8D shows off more battle mode tracks.
-Candy stage (like Sweet Sweet Canyon) -Space stage (like on a crater surface of a moon and also attached to a big space base that looks similar to the one from Rainbow Road.) -Oriental stage with big dragon statues (like that DLC Dragon race track) -Retro track, Wuhu Island Plaza from Mario Kart 7. The first time Wuhu Island has appeared on the Switch.
These stage join the previously revealed new course of Battle Stadium, Urchin Underpass and retro returning courses of Battle Course 1 (SNES) and Luigi's Mansion (GCN).
Shine Runner from MKDD returns and some new mode which looks like your being hunted by players with Piranha Plants and have to activate buttons (3:33)
The Alm and Celica amiibo will be used to summon an single turn ally version (at the sacrifice of their own health) that can level up and grow stronger and have those stats saved to the amiibo. The FE Smash amiibo (and the upcoming Corrin) will also be usable as temporary allies of themselves, while other amiibo will summon an ally monster to assist them.
Last Edit: Mar 21, 2017 20:16:11 GMT -5 by Da Robot
Nintendo has been promoting ARMS over from Twitter with new pictures every so often. And they finally revealed a new character, Helix! One who appeared in the recent Direct leak, and has been foreshadowed since the games reveal.
SNES Mini to be released on 27 September, coming with (the US versions of) 21 games, including Star Fox, the unreleased Star Fox 2 and Yoshi's Island. Quite a surprise to me, and here I thought Nintendo wanted to (or had to) avoid Super FX chip emulation.
Thankfully, the physical console design is European.
Post by Nester the Lark on Jun 26, 2017 15:11:42 GMT -5
Star Fox 2 is enough to turn my head. I've been wanting to play that for over 20 years.
However, that's the only game I really care about, as I already own almost all the others.
The mere presence of Super FX games, tho, does make me wonder if we'll eventually see them on a Switch Virtual Console anyway. It'd be strange to keep them exclusive to a limited run plug-and-play console.
SNES mini could deserve it own thread it there is enough interest.
Any how I just pre-ordered one, didn't have any interest in the NES mini after playing most of those games via Animal Crossing/VC/etc, the only SNES VC game I'm played is Super Metroid (Wii VC) and Kirby Super Star (Wii U VC). I still haven't played EarthBound since getting it the day of my Wii U or SMW last E3 (or was it 2015?).
But the inclusion of the unreleased SF2, just made me want it even more, I mean WHO THOUGHT THAT THIS WOULD EVER HAPPEN? SF2 will be playable this year!?
Includes two controllers with 5 foot cords (compared to NES mini's 3 foot and single controller), both SF and YI. Outside of not including the surprising omissions of DKC2/3 and no puzzle games and 3rd party licensed stuff (Tetris, Simcity) it's a pretty good list of games (would have been a great opportunity to re-brand Tetris Attack as Puzzle League).
Super Famicom mini also announced for Japan with the following games changed. Street Fighter II Turbo - Super Street Fighter II Super Castlevania IV - Ganbare Goemon Super Punch-Out!! - Super Formation Soccer Kirby's Dream Course - Panel De Pon EarthBound - Fire Emblem
For once, Japan doesn't get EarthBound.
Last Edit: Jun 26, 2017 22:24:07 GMT -5 by Da Robot
^ Now it's confirmed, Detective Pikachu is coming west and will have an NA and Europe release March 23rd!
Also Detective Pikachu amiibo!
From the press release, A special Detective Pikachu amiibo is in the works, too. This amiibo features a sleuthing Pikachu that’s larger than the standard amiibo, and when used with your game, it can unlock short videos that may contain helpful hints for your investigation. Check back for details on this special limited-edition amiibo.
I'll admit though this is the Switch board, this Game Announcement thread still feels like 3DS games belong in it.
In a break from Wii U to Switch ports, here's comes a Wii to Switch port. Go Vacation was originally released in 2011 from the Namco dev's who made We Ski and it's sequel, this is basically like Wii Sports Resort except with more sports and you can travel around the island free roaming style. Also Nintendo is publishing the Switch version.
Story trailer for Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido. This game will have both Joy-Con or touch screen controls for the Switch version.
Last Edit: May 18, 2018 6:30:15 GMT -5 by Da Robot
nocturnal YL: …Drat, I lost a few days of captured game footage thanks to my HDMI recorder corrupting the microSD card's filesystem.
Nov 16, 2023 13:41:01 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I just realised that I haven't made a proper post for more than a month. I was either busy at work and thus didn't want to make long posts, or I was busy playing… well, you know. Time spent on playing games is time not spent on talking about games.
Nov 19, 2023 12:14:24 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I was thinking how I considered the original Donkey Kong Country to be a generic Super Mario Bros clone with fancy graphics, but SMB Wonder only just caught up to the level of quality that DKC Tropical Freeze gave us almost a decade ago.
Nov 20, 2023 14:57:21 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: This is surprising. I see DKC as the least Mario-like platformer to feature a Mario character. The Wario Land games still feature Mario-style blocks and pipes, for example, while DKC lacks many Mario elements.
Nov 21, 2023 8:16:55 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: True that DKC lacks a lot of specific Mario-like details, but it has the basic gameplay in that you run, jump, and defeat enemies by landing on them. I didn't see it as having much more than this, thus why I considered it generic.
Nov 21, 2023 9:27:07 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: Yeah, psychologically there is a 'first example' thing. When something new is released and is thought to be innovative, and becomes popular it can lead to comparing newer games to be like it (so we have newer genres like "Metroidvania").
Nov 24, 2023 18:28:16 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: I find it interesting with platformers, it's less often that we regard platform games after Mario as "Mario-like". On this note, I also find it interesting how certain genres are treated differently.
Nov 24, 2023 18:29:32 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: In addition to the "platform" (rather than Mario-like) and Metroidvania examples (incidentally there were games like Metroid and Castlevania before their release), some games are seen as "rip-offs" if people think they're too similar.
Nov 24, 2023 18:31:26 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: An example is how some people treat Fossil Fighters, Robopon, Yo-Kai Watch as Pokémon 'rip-offs' or clones, and the 'monster-battling' genre is often seen as less 'mainstream' than something like 'platformer'.
Nov 24, 2023 18:32:39 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: Also on that note, often people on databases, wikis, etc. stick to only a few genre labels like "platform", "arcade", "fighting", "racing" etc. but there are many more ways to describe a game.
Nov 24, 2023 18:35:03 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: The developers may choose to advertise their game using their own genre, so for instance Starfy was given the label "marine action" in Japan rather than "platformer". I think in essence these don't exist in isolation though.
Nov 24, 2023 18:36:28 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: It also reminds me of how there was apparently a debate on whether NES The Legend of Zelda is an adventure game or RPG (or something like that).
Nov 24, 2023 18:37:27 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Happy 6th anniversary to my favorite RPG, Xenoblade Chronicles 2!
Nov 30, 2023 20:54:33 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: The Super Mario Bros. Wonder speedruns don't feel much like Mario speedruns. Any% takes more than 80 minutes, and features slow Wonder Seed segments and a lot of loading time. They're rather boring to watch compared to even the New SMB games.
Dec 2, 2023 6:08:10 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I've got a lot of Nintendo Switch demos that I haven't got to play. At this rate I'll never clear my backlog even if I don't buy anything.
Dec 2, 2023 10:36:45 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I've finally finished Ciel nosurge DX. Its end is directly connected to the beginning of Ion's part in Ar nosurge DX, which means I'll have to play through that to experience the whole story.
Dec 2, 2023 12:45:14 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Going through everything takes more time than finishing an entire quadrilogy in the Atelier series. I think it'll be another few months before I even touch another game.
Dec 2, 2023 12:46:32 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Also, this is of no use to most people reading this, but Surge Concerto confusingly has save data bonus that goes both ways. To experience the story in chronological order, do Sekai Link in Ar nosurge DX as soon as possible, then play Ciel nosurge DX.
Dec 2, 2023 13:05:55 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Any advice you find online about needing to advance Ar nosurge's story to a certain point does not apply to the DX version. Just make the save data and leave it behind to avoid Ciel nosurge spoilers and not understanding Ar nosurge's story.
Dec 2, 2023 13:07:17 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: (By the way, the PS3 and PS Vita versions of Ar nosurge is available in English, but not Ciel nosurge. The DX version is entirely Japan-only. I have much to complain when it comes to localisation for both Gust and the whole of KOEI TECMO GAMES.)
Dec 2, 2023 13:12:43 GMT -5