Steam and PS4 goals have been met. It's crazy how fast it's climbing it's at 1494% as of this post.
Wouldn't be surprised if Madworld or Anarchy Reins is part of the Platinum 4, if Platinum wants a constant of money to come in for self publishing, getting those game current day rereleases with PC versions (like Bayonetta 1 and Vanquish on Steam) should help them do that.
Last Edit: Feb 3, 2020 20:14:11 GMT -5 by Da Robot
Strange that the trailer mentions none of the additions to this version.
- 2p Co-op in the story mode (fucking finally!) - New difficulty settings (to make it easier), new lock on targeting and optional hint system - New side story missions with Olimar and Louie (set before and after the story of Pikmin 3) - Pikopedia returns - In game badges can be met by earning certain conditions - All Mission Mode DLC included (also playable in co-op but I don't think that's new) with returning online leader boards - Bingo Battle is still present
Also Pikmin 3 has pulled a DK: Tropical Freeze and has been removed from the Wii U eShop following this announcement of the Switch version.
In an interesting note this trailer was dropped on the 7th anniversary of Pikmin 3.
Post by Nester the Lark on Oct 22, 2020 9:26:05 GMT -5
The original Famicom game Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light is being officially localized into English and released in the West for the first time. It will be available digitally on Switch on December 4. There will also be a physical 30th Anniversary Edition. (EDIT: Seems the "physical" version is still just a digital download code.)
EDIT 2: Seems the game will only be available until March 31, 2021. What's with Nintendo doing these limited releases lately?
Well, this is a surprise. Didn't expect Nintendo to localize any of the older FE games, but this makes me wonder if more could be on the way.
I imagine the original game hasn't aged so well, but the addition of the QoL improvements (rewind, fast-forward, bookmarks) should help.
I've already played the DS remake, Shadow Dragon, via the Wii U Virtual Console, but I think this release would be worth supporting, especially for only US$5.99.
EDIT 3: Just noticed that the Anniversary Edition includes a poster that's a mock-up of what the Nintendo Power magazine cover might have looked like if the game had been localized back in the day. That's actually really cool!
So out of curiosity I looked at the US prices for NES games on the 3DS/Wii U and it seems to be a consistent $4.99 (games basically being unchanged from their original versions). On the 3DS, the Pokemon GB RPG are about double the price ($9.99 compared to other VC GB/GBC games at 4.99 or under) and that's because they got modified to have wireless multiplayer.
There has to have been someone at Nintendo looking at the numbers of western people setting up Japanese Nintendo Switch accounts to play the Famicom games not available in the west and then asking the question "how difficult (and how much money) is it do localize a 30 year old Famicom game and enhance with a few QoL improvements and then sell it worldwide?" Because it's kinda impressive that it seems like they could have charged more (like US $9.99) for these changes.
The limited time thing is utterly stupid though. Doing a timed release for a digital product ain't right, physical I could understand (like how they bundled Star Fox Guard with Zero for the first print run) but this is annoying and weird that it ends on Mar 31st again.
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Post by nocturnal YL on Oct 23, 2020 7:56:09 GMT -5
All these changes, and they never thought of highlighting the units' movement range!?
This seems to be overseas only. Makes sense, I guess, since Japan has access to it through regular Nintendo Switch Online.
This Twitter reply pointed out that just porting the DS version might have been a better choice due to having more languages supported. I partly agree, but then again, original and the DS version are very different from each other.
I guess the limited time offer has to do with the game being an anniversary celebration. A lot of the physical games they released in the past were limited too; they just didn't explicitly state so. This is unusual for a download-only game not bound by license, though.
Nester the Lark: Also, I know YL isn't into speedruns, but he might be interested to know that RPG Limit Break is having a Gust marathon all weekend, including several Atelier games.
Sept 25, 2020 22:01:18 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Ah… Bad timing. I didn't read this until now, when it's almost over.
Sept 27, 2020 12:59:22 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Well, if you're still interested, they'll be uploading the replays to their YouTube channel later this week.
Sept 27, 2020 17:58:41 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I like that Mayles put her back in her kneepads. What's the last game they were in? One of the Kongas? It was a good look for her, albeit very 90's.
Oct 4, 2020 19:37:15 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: The jokes call to me, their siren song a temptation I can hardly bear, yet I must stay my tongue. Confound my dirty sense of humor.
Oct 16, 2020 13:05:51 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The replies I see to anything Nintendo posts on Twitter are probably an indication as to why they abandoned Miiverse and decided that social media should be someone else's responsibility.
Oct 20, 2020 16:48:02 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: As mentioned in Twitter, I'm currently playing Atelier Meruru DX. I'm thinking about writing reviews for the Arland series afterwards, as well as making a second Nintendo Switch review video after I finish either this or my next game.
Nov 7, 2020 8:46:05 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: ^ I would be interested in seeing your reviews of the Arland games.
Nov 7, 2020 10:56:31 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: So, there's been Hyrule Warriors and Fire Emblem Warriors. But guys, how about this: Punch-out Warriors! It's like Punch-out, but you fight all of your opponents at once!
Nov 12, 2020 12:12:00 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Sounds punchy, but unless it's a real knock-out I don't think it'd be a hit.
Nov 15, 2020 16:11:31 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: You know, you'd figure eventually I'd get a hang of the whole "personal tradition" thing. You'd figure.
Dec 2, 2020 11:03:35 GMT -5