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And as with any retro game coming out in this year of Arceus 2024, it's got rewind and save states.

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/67410/yacht-club-games-announces-shovel-knight-enhanced-edition-among-other-10th-anniversary-reveals

Yacht Club Games released a video today celebrating the 10th anniversary of their first release Shovel Knight (later renamed "Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope") with several new announcements.

The most concrete is a "remastered" version of the original Shovel Knight known as "Shovel of Hope DX". The DX version will include 20 playable characters (including the game's villain The Enchantress), rewind, save states, local/online same-screen co-op, and "every feature" from the original games including a stereoscopic 3D option. It will also be possible to pick the game's classic cheats - everything from invincibility to the "Butt Mode" that replaces random nouns in dialogue with "butt" - from a menu and have them run simultaneously. No release date or platforms were given. Nintendo World Report did inquire as to the possible multi-platform release of previously platform exclusive guest characters Kratos (from PlayStation series God of War) and the Battletoads (a Microsoft property via Rare), but was only promised more details at a later date.

Other announcements from the video:

  • A final DLC for Shovel Knight Dig, the "Wicked Wishes" DLC, will be made available this summer
  • Shovel Knight: Pocket Dungeon will receive a free "Paradox Pack" soon
  • New footage was shown for Yacht Club's upcoming overhead action/adventure title Mina the Hollower, though its only date is still "coming soon"
  • Although no footage was shown, a brand new Shovel Knight adventure that takes the game to a "new dimension" was announced at the end.


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TalkBack / Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance (Switch) Review
« on: June 12, 2024, 06:08:01 AM »

The revenge of the return of the cover version’s Mara.

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/review/67360/shin-megami-tensei-v-vengeance-switch-review

I greatly enjoyed the original Shin Megami Tensei V when it came out in 2021, and it was a winner in the duel of the monster taming games that were released on Switch that holiday season. Still, although this has been Atlus’s modus operandi as far back as 2008 in North America with Persona 3 FES, it’s hard not to look askance at the decision to launch the game for full price on the Switch without any upgrade option even if the Switch is the only place it’d be relevant. Though if you missed SMTV the first time around, this will be the version you get since the original will be delisted by Vengeance launch day, and it’s still worth experiencing the game regardless.

Upon starting a file, the Vengeance additions are immediately available as you have to make a choice as to whether to bring a girl into the world with you. Choosing to leave her behind will force you into the vanilla “Canon of Creation”, while pulling her into the world will unlock the new “Canon of Vengeance” storyline. The key elements of the storyline are common to both routes, in that Tokyo is infested with demons and you are a “Nahobino”, or human fused with a demon, who has to save Tokyo from destruction at the hand of a horde; whether that’s a demonic or angelic horde or both is determined by choices made throughout the story in sidequests or main story dialogue options. Given that the same plot outlines apply to every Shin Megami Tensei main game and most of the spinoffs up to and including Persona 5, the broad strokes will be familiar; Vengeance is truly a case of the devil being in the details.

When I reviewed the original Shin Megami Tensei V (which you can check out here) I ended up doing three full runs through the game and part of a fourth, so I leapt right into the Canon of Vengeance this time. Without spoiling things, I felt like the new character was reacting how I would have in most situations, and thanks to their addition I was able to eliminate one obnoxious enemy about ten hours of in-game time before they would go down in the Canon of Creation. And thank heavens for that, as their second boss fight in the original game was harder than some of the bosses I played in the notoriously hard Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne. The Canon of Vengeance does add additional boss characters of questionable motivations to make up for these changes in the story, so the pacing of the two storylines is somewhat similar.

The battle system in Vengeance is a turn based system that returns the series’s trademark “Press Turn” mechanics. The party and the opposing demons have a certain number of icons with the party getting one icon per active party member, and certain harder enemies having multiple icons per member. The icons disappear as members take their turn, though some actions such as landing a critical or elemental weakness hit or swapping a member of the party in battle will allow an extra turn. Missing an attack or having an attack elementally blocked takes away two icons, which for most enemy parties will immediately end their turns. Vengeance adds a few twists to the system, including quest or random rewards that unlock new abilities for specific classes or alignments of demons that can be used when a “Maghatsui” meter fills, though the Nahobino’s “every hit is critical for that round” Maghatsui move is still the default technique I used for putting huge damage into boss fights early on. Later on, it’s worth setting up a team in a way to take advantage of some of the bigger ones, like having every skill that isn’t the default physical attack costing one magic point.

Your reminder that these guys starred in the first Shin Megami Tensei game to be localized - on the VIRTUAL BOY.

One of the biggest differences in battles is also a key difference in the story, however; the preponderance of “guest” human characters. Early on, situations are frequent where the party consists of the main character that can’t be swapped out, one or two humans, and the rest of the party filled with recruitable demons. Although the guests can’t be used to swap the demon slot(s) that I found, they do have the ability to use items in battle. This means they can use inexpensive items to hit elemental weaknesses even without knowing attacks of that element or a “Dampener” to give an auto-block to the entire party. My playthrough for the review was on Normal difficulty, and it was frequently easier than the original review which was on the “Casual” difficulty level, especially since Vengeance also added a save anywhere option rather than tying it to locations on the map. The main character falling in battle still triggers a game over by default, but it’s easier to get back to where you were, and normally party member demons using items had to be unlocked through the “Miracles” function about halfway through a first run at the earliest.

The classic demon recruitment and fusion systems are back for Vengeance, with some of the same great quotes when recruiting - though once the actual negotiation stage is reached, Vengeance has a somewhat easy to obtain “Gold Card” item that serves as an automatic recruitment if a slot in the party is open. There are more demons in Vengeance as well, and the demons now have a character alignment on the “law, neutral, chaos” spectrum which controls some of the special techniques. I haven’t lost a demon as a result of being the wrong alignment yet, but if it does come up I won’t be shocked. Another new addition to the game is a “Demon Haunt” which allows for conversations with demons and the party who possessed your main character in the first, with occasional items and stat boosts earned randomly while they’re in your party.

Hey Suzuki-san, free stuff, ten o'clock.

One of the original statements about Vengeance was that although save carryover would not be available presumably to keep parity with the day-and-date release on other consoles and PC, there would be an option to carry over demons from the game. For me with the three clears, this became the three route-specific demons unlocked for finishing the original game; one for the Law route, one for neutral, and one for Chaos. The game also gave me ten items for leveling up the main character plus a full slate of stat boosting items, and the same “free levels and stats” for the demons. The former were used immediately, while the latter I’m sitting on since the demon level boosters only work until the demon matches the main character’s level and I don’t think I fused anything that would need an extra 10+ points in every single stat yet. Some of the original game’s downloadable content also carries over; although the money/experience/Miracle unlocking options will be sold again according to the game’s eShop page. What IS present automatically in Vengeance is the four purchasable quests that serve to unlock additional demons, one line of which unlocks nine demon options including the protagonist of Nocturne. Though there will be a couple of purchasable demon quests post-launch, that’s all there is for now and the Deluxe version is only $10 US more than the base game at launch.

Playing Vengeance both docked and in handheld, I didn’t have any of the pre-launch technical issues I had with the original, so if there’s a day one patch I haven’t come across any situations where it’d be technically necessary. More likely it would add the support for DLC and any extra difficulty options beyond the “Casual”, “Normal”, and “Hard” that were offered in the review copy with “Story” and “Maniac” difficulty for those who played Fire Emblem Awakening on Normal or Lunatic+. The new demon designs are solid and appropriately creepy, and Nahobino's hair is somehow slightly more fabulous than it was in the original. The soundtrack was good enough for me to buy from Apple originally, and Vengeance gives some great remixes that usually play when the bonus character is in the party.

We drew a lot of comparisons between the Partner Showcase and today at NWR between Vengeance and Persona 5 Royal, but they’re not quite the same. For one, the PlayStation 4 version of Royal launched a year and a half before the game became fully multiplatform, while Vengeance is day and date. Still, having played both, if you held an Evoker to my head I’d probably say I think Vengeance is the better enhanced version. There’s plenty of gameplay changes, and the new character is integrated better than the gymnast in Royal. If you missed Shin Megami Tensei V the first time, Vengeance is the best way to experience a great RPG.

That said, I’ve learned my lesson and will be waiting until the enhanced version for Metaphor: ReFantazio - which hopefully will come out on the Switch’s successor.


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The creator of Minecraft and Harry Potter steps into the ring. Somehow.

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/67394/fitness-boxing-hatsune-miku-to-be-localized-by-aksys-launching-in-fall

One of the year's most bizarre Japanese releases will be worldwide by the end of it.

Aksys Games has announced that they have picked up publishing rights for Fitness Boxing: Hatsune Miku, and will be bringing the game west in the fall. It launched in Japan on March 8.

In addition to 30 previous tracks from the Fitness Boxing series, 24 tracks - both newly created and existing - will be in the game to punch along to from the broader Miku universe. A "Miku Exercise" mode will be available alongside a couple of existing Fitness Boxing trainers.


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Adding system stability by removing an unstable social network owner.

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/67387/new-switch-system-software-available-to-enforce-removal-of-social-media-posting

The promised excising of the late social network Twitter has been completed.

System software 18.1.0 has been released tonight which has removed Twitter as an option for posting screen captures from the "Manage Screenshots and Videos" setting, leaving only Facebook as an option. Social media has been removed entirely from the Friend Suggestions option, leaving only Nintendo mobile apps and the legacy 3DS / Wii U friends lists.

Alternatives for pulling screenshots from the Switch if Facebook is not an option are a QR code-based wireless version or via a USB connection. Nintendo has not released the full patch notes for 18.1.0 as of press time.


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TalkBack / New Updates Announced For Prince Of Persia: The Lost Crown
« on: June 10, 2024, 12:01:26 PM »

One today, but the next one's not free.

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/67386/new-updates-announced-for-prince-of-persia-the-lost-crown

With this being the 35th anniversary of the Prince of Persia series, there's still new content coming to January's The Lost Crown.

A free "Divine Trials" update is now out which includes both combat and platforming challenges along with new costume and gear unlocks. A story DLC called "Mask of Darkness" will follow in September.

As part of the anniversary celebrations, a remake of 2003's Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time received a 2026 release window (though no platforms were identified). When announced in 2020, the remake was originally to be developed by a studio in Mumbai, India: development has been rebooted and will now be led by the company's Montreal and Toronto studios.

Brief footage was also shown for a new version of Monopoly due in September.


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TalkBack / Nintendo Downloads - June 13, 2024
« on: June 10, 2024, 04:00:00 AM »

You've got your choice of sweet and spicy in the "covers of monster raising RPGs" genre this week.

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/67359/nintendo-downloads-june-13-2024

Things we missed last week: Rug Rats (1983) in the Archives, and in Japan a feature phone Persona 3 game starring Aigis which... if we're being honest here, is probably a better play experience than The Answer.

This week has a pair of large RPG remakes (well, a trio if you count an EggConsole re-release of Sorcerian aka Dragon Slayer) - you can splash out full price for Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance or you can step down a few bucks to pick up the Switch version of the 2017 3DS game Monster Hunter Stories. Whether you prefer your monster taming M or E, Friday has your back - perfect timing as I'm on vacation next week for both. (We'll have a review for Vengeance later this week, if you want a peek into the editing bay.)

If you're OK with Konami right now and maybe don't want to support full price upgrades, you can stack up the Rocket Knight Adventures/Sparkster remakes with Stories on Tuesday and still come out ahead by a cent. Also, is Anime vs Evil a heel v heel matchup? Answers in Talkback.

North America

Retail

Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance (US$59.99/C$79.99: Friday)

Digital

Rocket Knight Adventures: Re-Sparked ($29.99/$39.99: Tuesday)

Monster Hunter Stories ($29.99/$39.99: Friday)

Anime vs Evil: Apocalypse ($24.99/$34.00: Saturday)

Railbreak ($19.99/$27.69: Friday)

Astrune Academy ($14.99/$20.99)

Path to Purge ($14.99/$19.99)

Monolith ($14.99/$19.49)

Craft Archaeology Simulator: Pyramid to Polar ($11.99/$16.99: Sunday)

Fit My Zoo ($11.99/$16.39: Friday)

Lesson Learned ($9.99/$13.49: Wednesday)

Roxy Raccoon's Pinball Panic ($9.99/$11.99: Wednesday)

Tiny Little Farm ($9.99/$9.99: Saturday)

Cyberpunk City Tycoon ($8.99/$12.99: Friday)

Neon Noir ($6.99/$9.99: Friday)

EggConsole Sorcerian PC8801-mkIISR ($6.49/$7.34)

Forest Fantasy ($4.99/$6.82)

Willy's Wonderland ($4.99/$6.99)

Bumper Kitty ($4.99/$6.99: Friday)

Froggy Bouncing Adventures ($4.99/$6.99: Friday)

Cozy Jigsaw Puzzle ($4.99/$6.82: Friday)

Railway Islands 2 ($4.99/$6.49: Friday)

Hidden Cats In Paris ($2.99/$3.99)

Chopper Strike ($0.99/$1.29: Saturday)

Sales and Price Drops

Highlights: Nintendo has inaugurated their traditional June super sale (the "Mega Extreme Fun Sale") with discounts on Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Fire Emblem: Engage, Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, Tokyo Mirage Sessions, $5 Dragon's Dogma, and sooooo much more. PSPrices, DekuDeals

Europe

Retail

Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance (€59.99/£54.99: Friday)

Digital

Rocket Knight Adventures: Re-Sparked (€29.99/£24.99: Tuesday)

Monster Hunter Stories (€29.99/£24.98: Friday)

Anime vs Evil: Apocalypse (€24.99/£22.49: Saturday)

Railbreak (€19.99/£17.99: Friday)

Astrune Academy (€14.99/£13.49)

Monolith (€14.79/£13.29)

Bug & Seek (€14.79/£13.29: Friday)

Path to Purge (€13.89/£12.49)

Craft Archaeology Simulator: Pyramid to Polar (€11.99/£11.99: Sunday)

Fit My Zoo (€11.99/£10.79: Friday)

Lesson Learned (€9.99/£8.99: Wednesday)

Roxy Raccoon's Pinball Panic (€9.99/£8.99: Wednesday)

Rainbow Diamonds (€9.99/£9.99: Friday)

Cyberpunk City Tycoon (€8.99/£7.99: Friday)

Counter Force: Tactical Warfare (€6.99/£6.99: Tuesday)

Neon Noir (€6.99/£6.99: Friday)

Xonix (€6.89/£6.19)

EggConsole Sorcerian PC8801-mkIISR (€5.59/£5.39)

Froggy Bouncing Adventures (€4.99/£4.99)

Forest Fantasy (€4.99/£4.49)

Willy's Wonderland (€4.99/£4.49)

Bumper Kitty (€4.99/£3.99: Friday)

Cozy Jigsaw Puzzle (€4.99/£4.49: Friday)

Railway Islands 2 (€4.99/£4.49: Friday)

Tiny Watermelon Match (€3.99/£3.49: Friday)

Hidden Cats In Paris (€2.99/£2.69)

Chopper Strike (€0.99/£0.66: Saturday)

Japan

Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance (¥9878: Friday)

Construction Simulator 4 (¥5720)

Zoeti (¥4980)

Anime vs Evil: Apocalypse (¥3080)

Monster Hunter Stories (¥2990: Friday)

Kamaeru: Frog Paradise (¥2300: Monday)

Path to Purge (¥2299)

Neon Noir (¥1900)

Fit My Zoo (¥1870)

Urban Trace: Parkour Simulator Pursuit (¥1599)

Astrune Academy (¥1320)

Roxy Raccoon's Pinball Panic (¥1000)

EggConsole Sorcerian PC8801-mkIISR (¥880)

Froggy Bouncing Adventures (¥780)

Willy's Wonderland (¥770)

Railway Islands 2 (¥700)

Sonar Beat (¥500)

Hidden Cats in Paris (¥450)


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TalkBack / PC Gaming Show Drops A Few More Switch Releases
« on: June 09, 2024, 02:07:44 PM »

Microsoft was basically a dud, but the popularity of the Steam Deck means the Switch picks up a few titles.

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/67361/pc-gaming-show-drops-a-few-more-switch-releases

As has become an annual tradition, a few of the games shown in the PC Gaming Show are also destined for the Switch. This year's announcement slate:

  • Cat Quest III (August 8) aired a trailer showing off the character and ship customization.
  • Core Keeper - a multiplayer overhead mining game currently in Steam Early Access - will launch on Switch alongside the graduation to 1.0 on PC on August 27.
  • Often featured in the PC show, the Necrosofty-developed RPG Demonschool which takes multiple cues from the pre-2006 Persona games will launch on September 13; the developers specifically pointed this out as a Friday.
  • The next game from Witch Beam (2021's Unpacking) will be Tempopo, a music based puzzle platformer with some similarities to Captain Toad; no release date was given.
  • A new trailer was shown for Rise of the Golden Idol, but still no release window beyond 2024.
  • A slightly new trailer for Wander Stars, a turn based RPG announced yesterday in the Latin American showcase, was shown - still no release window was given.

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TalkBack / Updates And New Games From The Women-Led Games Show
« on: June 08, 2024, 11:16:30 AM »

Maybe they should get more than a half hour next year.

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/67350/updates-and-new-games-from-the-women-led-games-show

The fourth of five events on an exceedingly busy Saturday was a showcase focused around games and studios helmed by women, with a few announcements for the Switch.

  • The Star Named Eos, a photography based puzzle adventure game, will be out on July 23 with discounted preorders available now.
  • A new trailer aired for Yes, Your Grace: Snowfall - a sequel to the strategy / simulation game released in 2020 - which will be out later this year.
  • Just Crow Things, a more action-focused entry in the "simulate being an animal" genre, will be out "soon".
  • Previous Indie World guest Soulitaire aired a new trailer, but the release date is still TBA.
  • Also with a date to be announced is Woodo, a puzzle game about making wooden dioramas; the Switch version will follow a PC release.
  • The last sim of the day is Bubblegum Galaxy, in which a galaxy must be rebuilt by creating entire planets. No release date was given.

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TalkBack / Switch Loads Up At Latin American Games Showcase
« on: June 08, 2024, 10:33:51 AM »

Latin America putting a little ceylon, a little oregano, and a LOTTA spice into the Summer Game Mess.

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/67349/switch-loads-up-at-latin-american-games-showcase

Immediately following the Wholesome Direct, a showcase video aired for games developed by teams in Latin America - and as a two hour show, it was loaded with confirmed Switch titles.

  • Keylocker, a turn based/rhythm adventure game set in a world where music is illegal, will be out this summer.
  • Hidden In My Paradise, a hybrid of point-and-click adventures and photography games, is targeting Q3 2024.
  • Also promised for the summer quarter is Mark of the Deep, a pirate-themed isometric action game.
  • Sky Ocean: Wings for Hire will bring its combination of turn based dogfights and crew recruitment this summer.
  • In what might be the first ever action-based farm simulator with a combo system, Super Farming Boy will be harvested in the fourth quarter.
  • Card based RPG One Card, One Shot: Mafia will be available later this year.
  • 2D fighting game Diesel Legacy: The Brazen Age added a new character and promised a 2024 release.
  • Match three puzzle game Super Crane HD will be out in 2024 with extensive multiplayer options including two players manipulating the same playfield.
  • Sidescrolling pixel art action game Eagle Night Paradox was shown for February launch, followed by hack and slasher Soul Quest in the fourth quarter of next year.
  • Retro styled action adventure Bittersweet Birthday will be out in early 2025.
  • Music-themed adventure game Project Timi: Sasha's Curse was shown with a second quarter of 2025 release window.
  • First-person shooter Extinction Rifts, which runs off a combo system that makes you stronger with each hit, was shown with a release window for next year.
  • Mighty Geese, a retro 2D sidescroller which bills itself as inexpensive, is slated to launch sometime in 2025.
  • Saborus will be out next year, in which you control a chicken who has to escape the very human employees of a slaughterhouse.
  • The developers of Cris Tales will be taking to Kickstarter shortly for their first title since in Prisma, a photography adventure game; if the campaign is successful the game is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2026.
  • Point and click adventure The Midnight Crimes was shown only with a "coming soon" window.
  • Also coming soon was The Cabbage Effect, a high speed shooter in an isometric view with multiple playable characters.
  • Turn based RPG Wander Stars was shown with no release date.
  • The show closed on Mariachi Legends, a sidescrolling action game with only a "TBA" date.

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This is just the confirmed stuff in a sea of Steam pages.

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/67348/wholesome-direct-features-multiple-switch-game-announcements

Although down from prior years, the annual Wholesome Direct still featured a fair number of games confirmed for Switch release - including a semi-shadowdrop.

  • As predicted earlier this week, Kamaeru: A Frog Refuge was shown with its launch today.
  • Moonstone Island, a monster collection and exploration game, launches on June 19.
  • A robot joins the media in Times & Galaxy, which will be out on Switch June 21.
  • Garden of the Sea, which puts regular gardening on the high seas, is due for launch in 2024.
  • Publisher Sodesco briefly showed two games for Switch due in 2024: island exploration game Petit Island and the very self-descriptive Magical Bakery.
  • Previously launched on Steam, casual management sim Minami Lane will come to Switch this year.
  • Caravan: SandWitch, a city rebuilder set in a wasteland, was shown for Switch but with no release date
  • Pine: A Story of Loss, a "single-serving" adventure game about a lumberjack who recently lost their wife, was also shown with no date.
  • First footage was shown for the Humble-published On Your Tail, which has a Steam window of 2024 but this has not been confirmed for the Switch version.
  • Chain grocer simulator Discounty will be out in 2025.
  • Also due in 2025 is Critter Cafe, a blend of exploration game and cafe simulator in which the focus is finding animals both common and fantastical.
  • Kulebra and the Souls of Limbo will attempt to get people out of the in between in 2025.
  • Train based adventure game Free Ride will be out in 2025 and has a demo available now in Europe (and shortly in North America).

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That is gonna take some getting used to.

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/67347/acclaimed-pc-adventure-game-slay-the-princess-enters-switch-castle-in-fall

Platforms were scarce in the Future of Play Direct, though there were a few things officially revealed that are Switch bound.

The biggest news from the show is the announcement of Slay the Princess for consoles (including Switch). Launched last year for PC, the adventure game developed by a Canadian husband-and-wife team will include the content from "The Pristine Cut" ending which adds three new locations and a new ending to the game. A limited physical print will be sold by Serenity Forge.

Also revealed for Switch in the show were a June 19 release for Echo Generation: Midnight Edition and a fall launch for adventure/RPG hybrid Nova Hearts.


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One of the more insane birthday parties ever at the end.

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/67346/switch-announcements-from-day-of-the-devs-and-devolver-digital-presentations

Following the Summer Games Fest kickoff, the coinciding Day of the Devs presentation and Devolver DIgital shovwcase/movie aired on the same channel.

Switch-specific announcements from the shows:

  • Devolver's Cult of the Lamb will receive an "Unholy Alliance" update on August 22 that will add a local-co-op play option.
  • Announced in April's Indie World show, Arranger: A Role-Puzzling Adventure was shown at the Day of the Devs alongside a launch date of July 25.
  • Also receiving an expansion will be A Little to the Left, which showed off its "Seeing Stars" DLC which will be available on June 25.
  • Horror film studio Blumhouse (Get Out, Five Nights at Freddy's) announced during the Summer Game Fest kickoff that they were entering game publishing with a focus on horror: their first game Fear the Spotlight is a 32-bit styled horror game that was confirmed for Switch, though without a release date.
  • Rhythm/adventure hybrid Afterlove EP was shown during Day of the Devs with a launch date given alternatively as "Q3" or "around October": it previously appeared in a December 2021 Indie World show.

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I haven't beaten up a character played by Barbara Goodson this hard since 2019.

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/67344/mighty-morphin-power-rangers-ritas-rewind-coming-from-digital-eclipse-in-fall

The next project from Digital Eclipse is another throwback, but this time it's to 1994.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Rita's Rewind is a 5 player side-scrolling brawler and third person action game focused around the first season of the wildly popular action show of the early 1990s. Originally announced with no platforms listed at Summer Games Fest, the game's website later updated to show the game available for Switch among other platforms.

The game will be out later this year, and the trailer is below:


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TalkBack / Other Announcements From Summer Games Fest Kick Off
« on: June 07, 2024, 03:17:46 PM »

It's Sonic's 30th anniversary, and we get Zubaz Shadow so hope for Mario Wonder DLC.

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/67343/other-announcements-from-summer-games-fest-kick-off

Other announcements from today's Summer Games Fest kickoff show:

  • A launch trailer for Monster Hunter Stories was shown ahead of the Switch version's launch next Friday.
  • A fantasy themed battle royale brawler called Battle Crush was briefly shown, promising early access this month.
  • Fantasy sports title Harry Potter: Quidditch Champions will be out Sept 3.
  • New footage including Shadow's powers were shown for Sonic x Shadow Generations, which will land October 25 for US$49.99.
  • The newest game from Gris developer Nomada is action platformer Neva, which will be out this year.
  • Firaxis announced the long-awaited Civilization 7 will be out next year, with more details to follow in August (presumably around Gamescom).

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TalkBack / Lego Horizon Adventures Coming To Switch Holiday 2024
« on: June 07, 2024, 01:12:32 PM »

Yes, that Horizon. Harbinger of 30 million selling games Horizon.

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/67341/lego-horizon-adventures-coming-to-switch-holiday-2024

MLB The Show isn't Sony's only franchise on the Switch this year.

The next Lego title is based on Sony's Horizon franchise... yet it will come to Switch this holiday. LEGO Horizon Adventures will combine action gameplay with Lego building starring the series's main character Aloy.

Originally debuting in 2017 - infamously, within a few weeks of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - the Horizon series is an open world action game that usually features combat against dinosaurs.


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Probably the only time we'll see a full slate of Mega Man games in a NSO library if we're being honest.

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/67340/five-mega-man-game-boy-games-added-to-nintendo-switch-online-library

After filling in some launch gaps last month, the Game Boy library on Nintendo Switch Online has just gotten a Mega boost.

The five Mega Man games for the original Game Boy have all been added to the service in one update tonight. This represents the largest group of additions to the Game Boy library since it launched in February 2023.

Released between 1991 and 1994, the first four Mega Man games (the first subtitled "Dr. Wily's Revenge") combined groups of four Robot Masters from the first five NES games. The fifth was a target title for the Super Game Boy in North America and featured bespoke bosses named after planets in our solar system.


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TalkBack / Nintendo Downloads - June 6, 2024
« on: June 03, 2024, 04:00:00 AM »

It's Summer Game Mess season. You know what that means: JACK SQUAT FOR SWITCH!

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/67307/nintendo-downloads-june-6-2024

Things we missed last week: After a bunch of Valis bumps and something called "Gran Carismo" Konami's 1989 puzzle game Cue Brick hit the Archives.

It's Summer Game Mess season, aka The Summer Of Too Hot For Game Announcements, as we await word on a Nintendo Direct. (Nintendo, if you don't keep the same slot of the last two years, we will be having WORDS.) And you can tell it's a bad week since the release list is a) light and b) headlined by a free to play redshirt simulator from the company what brought you the death of console gaming in the early 2010s. (Allegedly.) So in terms of things that are actually worth downloading even with some upfront cost, I guess we'll go with the latest from yeo (The Friends of Ringo Ishikawa, Arrest of a Stone Buddha) in Fading Afternoon.

Other things of note: Democracy is apparently alive on Switch (a nice change from all of the eShop anarchy), a romance novel in Seven Days where all of the romance options are one personality of a girl, and a 7.5 action game (I'm guessing, it's from a THQ Nordic imprint) in Airhead. Lastly, Kamaeru: A Frog Refuge has "out now in the Wholesome Direct" written all over it.

North America

Retail

The Smurfs - Village Party (US$39.99/C$53.49)

Digital

Seven Days ($34.99/$44.99)

Democracy 4: Console Edition ($26.99/$35.00: Wednesday)

Garage: Bad Dream Adventure ($24.99/$29.99)

Sociable Soccer 24 ($24.99/$34.99: Friday)

Fading Afternoon ($19.99/$26.99)

MyRummy ($19.99/$26.49)

Airhead ($19.99/$26.99: Friday)

Kamaeru: A Frog Refuge ($19.99/$25.99: Saturday)

Aery - Peace of Mind ($13/$17.65)

Mars Colonization Expedition: Survival Simulator ($12.99/$17.99: Sunday)

Downward: Enhanced Edition ($9.99/$12.90: Tuesday)

Rainbow Diamonds ($9.99/$15)

Counter Force: Tactical Warfare ($6.99/$9.99: Friday)

Rider's Spirits ($5.99/$8.99: Friday)

Wakusei ($5.39/$7.37: Monday)

Kittey 64 ($4.99/$5.99: Monday)

Ghost Teen: Escape from Limbo ($4.99/$5.99: Wednesday)

Cat Pipes ($4.99/$6.83)

Zombie Derby ($4.99/$6.49)

High Score Anomaly Underground ($3.99/$5.99)

Ultra Mission ($2.99/$3.99: Monday)

Let Me Sleep ($2.99/$3.99)

Delivery Drop ($0.99/$1.29: Saturday)

Star Wars: Hunters (free to start: Tuesday)

Revealed Later

Euphoria ($14.99/$18.99: Wednesday)

Just Find It 3 ($9.99/$13.49: Monday)

BMX Wild Run ($9.99/$13.7)

Hentai Girls: Racy Racer ($5.99/$8.49)

Break It ($2.99/$4.99)

Cybercube ($1.99/$2.72)

Ein's Sword2 ($1.00/not released)

Archives

Rug Rats ($7.99/$9.87)

Sales and Price Drops

Highlights: The Last Campfire is 86% off until the 11th. PSPrices, DekuDeals

Europe

Retail

The Smurfs - Village Party (€39.99/£34.99)

Digital

Democracy 4: Console Edition (€24.99/£22.50: Wednesday)

Garage: Bad Dream Adventure (€24.99/£16.99)

Sociable Soccer 24 (€24.99/£19.99: Friday)

Korean Rail Driving Tour LRD Busan-Gimhae (€19.99/£17.99: Monday)

Fading Afternoon (€19.99/£17.99)

MyRummy (€19.99/£17.99)

Airhead (€19.99/£17.99: Friday)

Kamaeru: A Frog Refuge (€19.5/£16.75: Saturday)

Mars Colonization Expedition: Survival Simulator (€12.99/£12.99: Sunday)

Aery - Peace of Mind (€11.99/£11)

Downward: Enhanced Edition (€9.99/£8.99: Tuesday)

Tiny Little Farm (€9.99/£8.99: Saturday)

Rider's Spirits (€5.99/£5.99)

Wakusei (€4.99/£4.49: Monday)

Kittey 64 (€4.99/£4.49: Monday)

Ghost Teen: Escape from Limbo (€4.99/£4.49: Wednesday)

Cat Pipes (€4.99/£4.49)

Zombie Derby (€4.99/£4.49)

High Score Anomaly Underground (€3.99/£3.39)

Ultra Mission (€2.99/£2.69: Monday)

Let Me Sleep (€2.99/£2.69)

Cybercube (€1.99/£1.79)

Delivery Drop (€0.99/£0.99: Saturday)

Star Wars: Hunters (free to start: Tuesday)

Revealed Later

Operation Scorpion: Take Down (€16.99/£14.99)

Just Find It 3 (€9.99/£8.99: Monday)

BMX Wild Run (€9.99/£8.99)

Skate Cat (€9.99/£8.99)

Hentai Girls: Racy Racer (€5.99/£5.99: Wednesday)

Break It (€2.99/£2.99)

Archives

Rug Rats (€6.99/£6.29)

Japan

Touhou Spell Carnival (¥8580)

Seven Days (¥4500)

Garage: Bad Dream Adventure (¥2900)

Fading Afternoon (¥2500)

Craft Archaeology Simulator: Pyramid to Polar (¥1990)

Mars Colonization Expedition: Survival Simulator (¥1990)

Aery - Peace of Mind (¥1972)

Korean Rail Driving Tour LRD Busan-Gimhae (¥1900)

Rainbow Diamonds (¥1500)

Shockman Collection Vol 1 (¥1380)

Downward: Enhanced Edition (¥1250: Tuesday)

.cat (¥1000)

Which Comedian Would You Choose? (¥1000)

Rider's Spirits (¥880)

Wakusei (¥839)

High Score Anomaly Underground (¥750)

Zombie Derby (¥580)

Ghost Teen: Escape from Limbo (¥500)

Cat Pipes (¥499)

Let Me Sleep (¥469)

Ultra Mission (¥330)

Star Wars: Hunters (free to start: Tuesday)

Revealed Later

The Smurfs - Village Party (¥3300)

Undesired Harem (¥1980)

G-Mode Archives+ Persona 3 Aigis: The First Mission (¥1800)

Skate Cat (¥1600)

BMX Wild Run (¥1545)

Hentai Girls: Racy Racer (¥899)

Rug Rats (¥838)

Cybercube (¥310)

Ein's Sword2 (¥120)


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TalkBack / Nintendo Downloads - May 30, 2024
« on: May 27, 2024, 04:00:00 AM »

A week that is two parts sweet and about 30 parts sour.

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/67289/nintendo-downloads-may-30-2024

Things we missed last week: Yes yes yes, Hamster brought Legion to the Archives! Uwee hee hee!

Obviously I've written enough about the major (for a certain class of...) retail release of the week in Cupid Parasite: Sweet and Spicy Darling, though a couple of other things are standing out. We have the crossover nobody knew they wanted until last week of Dig Dug and Picross in the new Picross S game (demo available as normal), superhero turn-based strategy title Capes, and the latest from Inti Creates in the new action title Umbraclaw. Presumably this one has met all the requisite copyright and trademark checks.

North America

Retail

Cupid Parasite: Sweet and Spicy Darling (US$49.99/C$69.99: Tuesday)

Construction Simulator 2024 ($34.99/$45.99: Tuesday)

Digital

Capes ($39.99/$52.00: Wednesday)

Seed of Life ($39.99/$54.99)

Xuan Yuan Sword 7 ($39.99/$49.99)

Ninja Kamui: Shinobi Origins ($24.99/$24.99)

Umbraclaw ($24.99/$33.99)

Spellbearers ($14.99/$14.99)

Cook 'Til Escape: Nyanzou and Kumakichi Escape Game ($14.7/$19.96)

Terror Mansion ($13.99/$19.99: Tuesday)

Master Key ($12.5/$17.5)

Burst Hero ($11.99/$16.49)

Stick to the Plan ($11.99/$15.49)

Picross S Namco Legendary Edition ($10.99/$14.59)

Terminal 81 ($9.99/$13.29: Wednesday)

Echoes ($9.99/$12.99: Wednesday)

Skate Cat ($9.99/$12.99)

vridniX ($9.99/$9.99)

Nine Nights - Martial Ci Lang Story ($9.99/$13.99: Friday)

The Cat ($9.99/$9.99: Saturday)

Mezmeratu ($8.9/$11.80: Friday)

Airplane Delivery Simulator ($7.99/$10.99: Sunday)

Dish Puzzle ($7.99/$9.99: Sunday)

Skeler Boy ($7.99/$10.99: Friday)

Ginger - The Tooth Fairy ($6.99/$9.99)

Goliath Depot ($6.99/$6.99)

Dreamland Solitaire: Dark Prophecy ($5.99/$8.23: Wednesday)

Ruler Battle Online ($5/$4.36: Friday)

Let's Throoow! Street Basketball Simulator ($4.99/$6.99)

Medieval Lords ($4.99/$6.82)

Color Water Sort ($4.99/$6.73: Friday)

O-Void: Console Edition ($4.99/$6.49: Friday)

Jelly Battle ($2.99/$3.99)

A Cat and His Boy ($2.99/$3.89)

Sticky Hands ($0.99/$1.29: Saturday)

Revealed Later

Astor: Blade of the Monolith ($24.99/$33.99)

Korean Rail Driving Tour LRT Busan-Gimhae ($19.99/$29.99: Friday)

Super Valis IV ($15.00/$20.00)

Valis: The Fantasm Soldier (Famicom) ($15.00/$20.00)

Valis: The Fantasm Soldier (PC-88) ($15.00/$20.00)

Valis: The Fantasm Soldier II (MSX2) ($15.00/$20.00)

Valis III (Mega Drive) ($15.00/$20.00)

Operation Scorpion: Take Down ($14.99/$20.99)

Animal Farm Jigsaw Games For Toddlers, Babies, and Kids ($9.78/$12.99: Tuesday)

Sugoi Girls: Lovely Wife ($8.99/$12.49)

Gran Carismo ($6.00/$8.00)

Boing Boing! ($2.99/$3.99)

Musical Vibes ($2.99/$3.89)

Archives

Cue Brick ($7.99/$9.87)

Sales and Price Drops

Highlights: A Sega/Atlus sale running until Thursday morning has: a first Unicorn Overlord discount (25% off)  40% off Personae 3 Portable/4 Golden, 50% off 5 Royal, and a whopping 80% off Valkyria Chronicles 4 and (to a much lesser extent) Catherine: Full Body. PSPrices, DekuDeals

Europe

Retail

Cupid Parasite: Sweet and Spicy Darling (€49.99/£44.99: Tuesday)

Construction Simulator 2024 (€34.99/£29.99: Tuesday)

Digital

Capes (€39.99/£33.00: Wednesday)

Xuan Yuan Sword 7 (€39.99/£34.99)

Seed of Life (€34.99/£29.99)

Umbraclaw (€21.99/£17.98)

Ninja Kamui: Shinobi Origins (€16.99/£14.99)

Cook 'Til Escape: Nyanzou and Kumakichi Escape Game (€14.7/£12.61)

Terror Mansion (€12.99/£11.99: Friday)

Master Key (€11.99/£10.79)

Burst Hero (€10.99/£9.89)

Picross S Namco Legendary Edition (€10.99/£9.89)

Spellbearers (€10.00/£12.00)

Terminal 81 (€9.99/£8.99: Wednesday)

Stick to the Plan (€9.99/£8.99: Wednesday)

Echoes (€9.99/£8.99: Wednesday)

vridniX (€9.99/£8.99)

Nine Nights - Martial Ci Lang Story (€9.99/£9.99: Friday)

The Cat (€9.99/£8.99: Saturday)

Airplane Delivery Simulator (€7.99/£7.99: Sunday)

Dish Puzzle (€7.99/£6.99: Sunday)

Mezmeratu (€7.99/£8.00: Friday)

Skeler Boy (€7.99/£7.99: Friday)

Goliath Depot (€6.99/£6.99)

Ginger - The Tooth Fairy (€6.99/£6.29)

Ruler Battle Online (€5/£2.56: Friday)

Medieval Lords (€4.99/£4.99)

O-Void: Console Edition (€4.99/£4.50: Friday)

Cat Warrior (€3.99/£3.59: Monday)

A Cat and His Boy (€2.99/£2.69: Wednesday)

Jelly Battle (€2.99/£2.69)

Sticky Hands (€0.99/£0.99: Saturday)

Revealed Later

Astor: Blade of the Monolith (€24.99/£22.49)

Hentai Dating Stories: Brazil (€9.99/£8.99: Friday)

Animal Farm Jigsaw Games For Toddlers, Babies, and Kids (€9.78/£8.69: Tuesday)

Early Learning Games For Kids, Toddlers, and Babies (€9.78/£8.69: Tuesday)

Sugoi Girls: Lovely Wife (€8.99/£8.99: Wednesday)

Gran Carismo (€5.55/£4.99: Wednesday)

Color Water Sort (€4.99/£4.49: Friday)

Cyberpunk Paradise Elysium: The Visual Novel (€4.9/£4.39: Tuesday)

Euphroia (€3.99/£3.59: Monday)

Boing Boing! (€2.99/£2.69: Wednesday)

Musical Vibes (€2.99/£2.69: Wednesday)

Archives

Cue Brick (€6.99/£6.29)

Japan

Tokyo Psychodemic (¥5940)

Capes (¥5199)

Xuan Yuan Sword 7 (¥4800)

Umbraclaw (¥4280)

Wizman's World Re:Try (¥3980)

Ninja Kamui: Shinobi Origins (¥2750)

Twin Rabbits's Neighborhood Tourism (¥2750)

Terror Mansion (¥1999)

Master Key (¥1983)

Return (¥1950)

Burst Hero (¥1889)

Mezmeratu (¥1670)

Nine Nights - Martial Ci Lang Story (¥1590)

Cook 'Til Escape: Nyanzou and Kumakichi Escape Game (¥1470)

Stick to the Plan (¥1400)

Ginger - The Tooth Fairy (¥1300)

Picross S Namco Legendary Edition (¥1200)

Goliath Depot (¥1150)

O-Void: Console Edition (¥560)

Creek of Tears - Escape from the Mansion of Masks (¥560)

Ruler Battle Online (¥500)

Jelly Battle (¥450)

A Cat & His Boy (¥350)

Revealed Later

Summer Sports Games (¥4199)

Astor: Blade of the Monolith (¥3799)

Dance of Death: Du Luc & Fey (¥2817)

Operation Scorpion: Take Down (¥1850)

Hentai Dating Stories: Brazil (¥1555)

Animal Farm Jigsaw Games For Toddlers, Babies, and Kids (¥1548)

Early Learning Games For Kids, Toddlers, and Babies (¥1548)

Fur Squadron (¥1056)

Walking with Hikonyan (¥980)

Gran Carismo (¥934)

Anime Girls: Gorgeous Girlfriend (¥899)

Cue Brick (¥838)

Hentai Uni 2 (¥380)

Cat Warrior (¥299)


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In the words of the great Canadian philosophers Robert and Douglas MacKenzie: "Slow down, eh".

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/67238/jupiter-announces-namco-collaboration-for-picross-s-namco-legendary-edition

The three constants in life seem to have morphed to death, taxes, and Jupiter cranking out Picross games.

Jupiter has posted a trailer on their YouTube channel for a "Picross S Namco Legendary Edition", which is scheduled to launch next Thursday (May 30) on the eShop. It will be priced slightly higher than their standard at $10.99 US.

Namco's "Legendary" line refers to the company's 1980s properties such as Xevious, Pac-Man, and Galaga: they will be added into a 500-puzzle game with the standard Picross S features. This is Jupiter's second Picross collaboration (alongside a Sega-themed one launched to coincide with the beginning of Sonic's 30th anniversary celebrations in 2021) and their third Picross release this year alongside ports of the Picross e 3DS series and the original, crowdfunded LogiArt Grimoire.


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TalkBack / Cupid Parasite: Sweet & Spicy Darling (Switch) Review
« on: May 21, 2024, 06:00:00 AM »

When the publisher attempting to put you in the hospital is only the fifth weirdest part of the review process.

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/review/67234/cupid-parasite-sweet-n-spicy-darling-switch-review

Normally I disclose this in the “credits” down below, but this needs to be mentioned up front: Publisher Idea Factory International sent me a physical copy of Cupid Parasite: Sweet and Spicy Darling - the fandisc for the 2021 Greek myth romance - as they did with Sympathy Kiss in February. In both cases, these were review kits that included applicable feelies; Sympathy Kiss included some office supplies, but Sweet and Spicy had to be refrigerated because it involved receiving a box of chocolates. This will hopefully not be repeated in the future due to my status as a type 1 diabetic, but it still made me a bit wary about the game. It turns out this was actually a better experience than the original, even if the insanity goes off all measurable scales near the end.

In case you forgot, Cupid Parasite was a romance novel in which the main character Lynette is actually Cupid, and is trying to prove her ability to bring people together WITHOUT her powers to stick it to her father Mars (or Ares if you prefer). The original game had six paths based on the “color theory” of love, with each suitor having one glaring flaw which makes them a “(blank) Parasite” that Lynette (the titular Cupid Parasite) has to hopefully marry off. Unlike most fandisc stories, which are strictly read only affairs, the Sweet and Spicy gimmick allows each of these postscripts to have two endings depending on choices made through the story (each decision offering a  “sweet” and a “spicy” choice). The other main story is a seventh suitor - the “Destiny” Parasite - which picks up a brand new story at the end of the common route of the original game. There’s also some additional CG scenes that are unlocked upon reaching particular endings, so going through all of the endings and getting the CGs will probably run 25-30 hours.

One of the big promotions with Sweet and Spicy Darling is that there are supposed to be some steamy scenes - let’s face it, the T rating means you’re not going all the way even if Greek/Roman mythology offers PLENTY of opportunities for rampant nudity. Zeus / Jupiter alone would probably make the game an M rating if he wasn’t completely covered below the neck in his last scene, but the extent of the nudity is males above the waist and the most explicit thing is some French kissing. What the game lacks in overt sexuality, it makes up for in sheer insanity of endings: the last two endings I happened to unlock represent one suitor only avoiding a lawsuit for ripping off Iron Man because of parody and another that… well, it’s a better ending to a Star Wars movie I’ve seen since 2017. I’ll give it that much. Why are Greek gods and goddesses going to space? I don’t know!

This guy is like Alcryst from FE: Engage, down to existing in quantum superstate between total loser and baddest man in Los York.

A major problem with the original Cupid Parasite was text issues, to the point where it took about a month for a patch to fix the most egregious ones. That won’t be necessary with S&SD: I didn’t see any egregious text issues (typos, spacing) in the game at all. However, there is something odd with specific portions of the audio. All of the audio is normally undubbed Japanese, which is standard for these novels. During the story, there are in-universe news reports read in very awkward English, with the voiceover very heavily deviating from the text and anyone being “interviewed” speaking Japanese. I appreciate the effort to have the English voiceover in a game set in a flagrant mashup of all of the US’s major cities (and one part of a story heading to their version of the Grand Canyon), but the reader going off script was a bit much.

Aside from those audio quibbles, the sequel looks and sounds better than the original as would be expected with a couple of additional years of polish. There’s a wide variety of new areas to play with, and the menus manage to be wild looking but still largely usable. The new music added for Sweet and Spicy has some nice tunes in it, and the voice acting still expresses the right level of emotion as long as they’re avoiding trying to do paragraphs of text in English.

Cupid Parasite: Sweet and Spicy Darling might be the first fandisc on the Switch that manages to do to the original what Pokemon Platinum did to Diamond and Pearl: the second attempt completely subsumed the original. There are even reminder points as to what happened with each of the suitors in the original six paths, so newcomers - or people like me who played the original at launch 30 months ago - can jump in and quickly pick up what is being laid down. And with the improved text, it’s a no brainer to pick up the sequel.


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Somewhere, 100 people are pleased that they have been de-Embraced.

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/67233/nintendo-to-acquire-porting-studio-shiver-entertainment-from-embracer-group

As the Embracer Group works to unwind its orgy of acquisitions from 2019-23, Nintendo has picked up one of the pieces.

The company announced in a news release today (PDF) that they have acquired the outstanding shares of Miami, FL based porting studio Shiver Entertainment from Embracer. The company will be made a wholly owned subsidiary of Nintendo once the deal closes, adding 100 employees to Nintendo's western workforce.

Previously a subsidiary of Saber Interactive, Shiver's previous work includes the Switch versions of Scribblenauts Showdown and the "Scribblenauts Mega Pack" as well as Mortal Kombat 11 for Warner Bros. According to the earnings release, "Shiver’s focus will remain the same, continuing commissions that port and develop software for multiple platforms including Nintendo Switch"; whether "multiple platforms" means "Switch and the Switch successor" or PC/PlayStation/Xbox platforms beyond existing contracts remains to be seen.


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TalkBack / Nintendo Downloads - May 23, 2024
« on: May 20, 2024, 04:00:00 AM »

A week headlined by a remake of a seminal work in the RPG genre. It also has Paper Mario, so no joy there.

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/67192/nintendo-downloads-may-23-2024

With nothing major dropping late last weeks (even a rare week off for the Archives in most markets) despite 60 games landing in NA, we go straight into this week with the biggest title being a major RPG remake. I speak, of course, of the Digital Eclipse-helmed and going 1.0 on consoles this week Wizardy: Proving Grounds of the Mad King remake. A full remaster of the game that predates me among other things, it will certainly be the most important remake of the week.

...what's that? There's a Paper Mario: Thousand Year Door remaster? Personally, I prefer to have my remakes improve quality and content, and it looks like all for the world that the new TYD does neither. And besides, we're also getting three - THREE - Neptunia this week, so I'm not in the mood to deal with much of anything. Updated 12:05pm EDT: The Neptunia games have been postponed in at least North America for now. Arceus be praised.

Other items to watch: Two Indie World veterans in Duck Detective - The Secret Salami and Hauntii, a duo of Spike Chunsoft localizations of games based on the manga/anime The Quintessential Quintuplets, and the EggConsole line adds Golvellius.

North America

Retail

Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door (US$59.99/C$79.99)

The Quintessential Quintuplets: Five Memories Spent With You ($34.99/$46.99)

The Quintessential Quintuplets: Memories of a Quintessential Summer ($34.99/$46.99)

Digital

C.A.R.D.S. RPG: The Misty Battlefield ($39.99/$51.99: Wednesday)

Wizardy: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord ($39.99/$51.99)

One More Gate: A Wakfu Legend ($24.99/$35.99: Tuesday)

Paper Trail ($19.99/$25.99: Tuesday)

Eternal Threads ($19.99/$25.99)

Pine Hearts ($19.99/$25.99)

Hauntii ($19.99/$24.99)

Tip Top Table Tennis ($19.99/$26.99: Friday)

NecroBouncer ($13.99/$19.99: Friday)

Beastwatch: Meat and Mayhem ($11.99/$15.49: Monday)

Tales From The Under-Realm: After Midnight ($11.99/$16.99: Friday)

Helicopter Battle Arena Simulator ($11.99/$16.49: Friday)

Duck Detective - The Secret Salami ($9.99/$12.99)

Paper Dash - Invasion of Greed ($9.99/$12.99)

The Glass Staircase ($9.99/$12.99: Friday)

Toon Toon Racing ($7.99/$11.99: Sunday)

Highlaundry Overwashed ($7.99/$10.99: Friday)

EggConsole Shim Maou Golvellius MSX2 ($6.49/$7.34)

Doug's Nightmare ($5.99/$7.49: Wednesday)

Soul Link ($5.99/$5.99)

Claws & Feathers 3 ($5.99/$8.23: Friday)

Sunland Town ($4.99/$6.81: Wednesday)

50 Pinch Barrage ($4.99/$6.49: Wednesday)

Chocolate Factory Tycoon ($4.99/$6.99)

Crazy Stunt Driver ($4.99/$6.99)

Ultra Foodmess 2 ($4.99/$6.89)

Blade Jumper ($4.99/$6.77)

Scarlet Tower ($4.99/$5.99)

Coffee Simulator Tycoon ($4.99/$6.99: Friday)

Restaurant Tycoon Simulator ($4.99/$6.99: Friday)

TP Bullet ($4.99/$6.99: Friday)

Ninja Shadow Quest ($4.99/$6.99: Saturday)

Evidence Destroyer ($3.99/$5.39)

SlidePuzzle ($3.99/$4.99)

Cat Warrior ($3.99/$3.99: Saturday)

Loving Life ($0.99/$1.36: Monday)

I Am Titan ($0.99/$1.29: Saturday)

You adorable! Elfin Clay 2 (free to start/not releasing)

Revealed Later

Love Palette ($19.90/not releasing)

Conjured Through Death ($14.99/$19.99: Tuesday)

Bread and Fred ($14.99/$19.49)

OrbWars ($10.99/$13.99: Saturday)

Early Learning Games For Kids, Toddlers, and Babies ($9.78/$12.99)

Sushi Race ($7.00/$6.59)

The Mermaid of Zennor ($5.99/$7.99: Wednesday)

Hentai Girls: Idol Romance ($5.99/$8.49)

In His Time ($5.99/$7.59)

Electronics Puzzle Lab ($4.99/$5.99)

Pixel Game Maker Series Moon Viewing Jump Rabbit ($4.99/$6.77)

Cyberpunk Paradise Elysium ($4.99/$6.85: Friday)

Love, Death, and Mummies ($4.99/$6.85: Friday)

Easter Bunny: Bubble Shooter ($2.99/$4.99)

Archives

Legion ($7.99/$9.87)

Sales and Price Drops

Highlights: All Minecraft games are 50% off until June 4th as part of celebrations of the game's 15th anniversary. PSPrices, DekuDeals

Europe

Retail

Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door (€59.99/£49.99)

The Quintessential Quintuplets: Fiver Memories Spent With You (€34.99/£28.99)

The Quintessential Quintuplets: Memories of a Quintessential Summer (€34.99/£28.99)

Digital

C.A.R.D.S. RPG: The Misty Battlefield (€38.99/£35.09)

Wizardy: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord (€38.99/£35)

One More Gate: A Wakfu Legend (€24.99/£22.49: Tuesday)

Hauntii (€19.99/£16.99)

Eternal Threads (€19.99/£15.99)

Pine Hearts (€19.99/£15.99)

Tip Top Table Tennis (€19.99/£17.99: Friday)

NecroBouncer (€13.99/£13.99: Friday)

Beastwatch: Meat and Mayhem (€11.99/£10.79: Monday)

Helicopter Battle Arena Simulator (€11.99/£11.99: Friday)

Tales From The Under-Realm: After Midnight (€11.99/£11.99: Friday)

Paper Dash - Invasion of Greed (€9.99/£9.99)

Duck Detective - The Secret Salami (€9.99/£8.99)

The Glass Staircase (€9.99/£8.99: Friday)

Toon Toon Racing (€7.99/£7.99: Sunday)

Highlaundry Overwashed (€7.99/£7.99: Friday)

EggConsole Shim Maou Golvellius MSX2 (€5.59/£5.39)

Doug's Nightmare (€5.99/£5.49: Wednesday)

Soul Link (€5.99/£5.39: Wednesday)

Claws & Feathers 3 (€5.99/£5.39: Friday)

Sunland Town (€4.99/£4.49: Wednesday)

50 Pinch Barrage (€4.99/£4.29: Wednesday)

Crazy Stunt Driver (€4.99/£4.99)

TP Bullet (€4.99/£4.99)

Blade Jumper (€4.99/£4.49)

Chocolate Factory Tycoon (€4.99/£4.49)

Scarlet Tower (€4.99/£4.49)

Coffee Simulator Tycoon (€4.99/£4.49: Friday)

Restaurant Tycoon Simulator (€4.99/£4.49: Friday)

Ninja Shadow Quest (€4.99/£4.49: Saturday)

SlidePuzzle (€2.99/£2.69)

Evidence Destroyer (€2.49/£2.24)

Swipe Right or Left: Geography Binary Quiz (€2.49/£2.24)

Loving Life (€0.99/£0.99: Monday)

I Am Titan (€0.99/£0.99: Saturday)

Revealed Later

Paper Trail (€19.50/£16.75: Tuesday)

Erra Exordium (€18.50/£15.90)

Love Palette (€15.90/£14.90)

Conjured Through Death (€14.99/£13.99: Tuesday)

Bread and Fred (€14.79/£12.79)

OrbWars (€9.99/£8.99: Wednesday)

Sushi Race (€7.00/£4.16)

Hentai Girls: Idol Romance (€5.99/£5.99: Wednesday)

The Mermaid of Zennor (€5.99/£5.39: Wednesday)

In His Time (€5.75/£4.99)

Electronics Puzzle Lab (€4.99/£4.49)

Pixel Game Maker Series Moon Viewing Jump Rabbit (€4.99/£4.49)

Love, Death, and Mummies (€4.9/£4.39: Friday)

Easter Bunny Bubble Shooter (€2.99/£2.99)

Archives

Legion (€6.99/£6.29)

Japan

Beasts and Princesses (¥7700)

Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door (¥6500)

Earth Defense Force World Brothers 2 (¥5980)

C.A.R.D.S. RPG: The Misty Battlefield (¥5500)

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;birth 1 (¥5280)

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;birth 2 (¥5280)

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;birth 3 (¥5280)

Morbid: The Lords of Ire (¥4890)

Wizardy: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord (¥3980)

Hauntii (¥2300)

Undercat (¥2200)

Beastwatch: Meat and Mayhem (¥2000)

Paper Dash - Invasion of Greed (¥1600)

NecroBouncer (¥1350: Friday)

Airplane Delivery Simulator 2024 (¥1299)

Highlaundry Overwashed (¥1299)

Dish Puzzle (¥1000)

Wild Romance (¥980)

EggConsole Shim Maou Golvellius MSX2 (¥880)

TP Bullet (¥780: Friday)

Puzzle World: Cute Cats (¥770)

Soul Link (¥770)

Ultra Foodmess 2 (¥770)

Crazy Stunt Driver (¥749)

Doug's Nightmare (¥700)

Sushi Race (¥700)

Astroblaze DX (¥699)

50 Pinch Barrage (¥580)

Slide Puzzle (¥500)

Blade Jumper (¥490)

Learn About The Jomon Yayoi Period (¥420)

You adorable! Elfin Clay 2 (free to start)

Revealed Later

Cat's Cosmic Atlas (¥3100)

Erra: Exodium (¥2999)

Arcadia: Colony (¥2490)

Eternal Threads (¥2350: Friday)

Paper Trail (¥2300)

Love Palette (¥1980)

Bread and Fred (¥1700)

Gurutan: Adult English Vocabulary (¥1650)

Gurutan: High School English Vocabulary (¥1650)

Gurutan: Junior High English Vocabulary (¥1650)

OrbWars (¥1600)

Roman City Tycoon (¥1577)

Hammerwatch (¥1430)

The Glass Staircase (¥1400)

Legion (¥838)

Ninja Shadow Quest (¥777)

Restaurant Tycoon Simulator (¥776)

Coffee Simulator Tycoon (¥770)

Chocolate Factory Tycoon (¥770)

Electronics Puzzle Lab (¥600)

In His Time (¥580)

Pixel Game Maker Series Moon Viewing Jump Rabbit (¥550)

Easter Bunny Bubble Shooter (¥499)

Head Sports Football (¥499)

Scarlet Tower (¥499)

Amelia's Diner (¥399)


23

And tonight we're gonna party like it's 1989.

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/67180/switch-online-game-boy-library-adds-three-games-in-celebration-of-35th-anniversary

A trio of original Game Boy games - including one of the library's more notable omissions - have been added to the NSO library tonight.

The update tonight adds Super Mario Land, Alleyway, and GB Baseball to the Game Boy library. Super Mario Land is a bespoke Game Boy Mario title with unique powerups (a "superball" instead of the Fire Flower), a Hip Tanaka soundtrack and also serves as the debut of Daisy. Alleyway is a brick breaking title, while Baseball is a shrunken version of the black box NES game.

All three games were available at the launch of the Game Boy in Japan, and were joined by Tetris and Tennis for the North American launch. Japan receives the three as well as 1992 Japanese exclusive Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru aka "The Frog For Whom The Bell Tolls" - the game whose engine and some characters were adapted into The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening the following year.


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TalkBack / Nintendo Downloads - May 16, 2024
« on: May 13, 2024, 11:51:00 AM »

There's a few releases this week that I'd like to turn death laser eyes on, personally.

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/67128/nintendo-downloads-may-16-2024

Things we missed last week: Konami's 1982 action puzzler Tutankham in the Archives, and shoutout to 1000xResist as per Syrenne's recommendation on this past week's RFN.

The reason why this is going up later than normal this week is because of a cold I got from my roommate's job... that, and a high release count (53 already in NA) combined with a couple of bits of unpleasantness in the week's releases (a Neptunia game, Braid, and Quantic Dream looking for all the world like they're ripping off Hades in Lysfanga). Among things that don't make me want to stab my eyes out are Indie World and Direct veteran Lorelei and the Laser Eyes from Annapurna, a colon-cancered sequel to Hypnospace Outlaw called... "Slayers X: Terminal Aftermath: Vengeance of the Slayer", and a comedy RPG called Athenian Rhapsody which we should have a review for around launch time. Also, John would have me strung up if I didn't mention Biomutant coming out, so there ya go boss.

Oddities of the week: Nightdive continues to mine the depths of the boomer shooter - and given that they're remastering PO'ed, that's literal - and another one of those romance novels that doesn't actually have English text but is coming out in North America anyway thanks to the power of IARC (Sekimori Gami).

North America

Retail

Neptunia Game Maker R:Evolution (US$49.99/C$69.99: Tuesday)

Biomutant ($39.99/$39.99: Tuesday)

My Little Pony: A Zephyr Heights Mystery ($39.99/$49.99: Friday)

Digital

8th Millenium: War Against The Pagan Gods ($29.99/$41.23)

Morbid: The Lords of Ire ($29.99/$38.99: Friday)

Lysfanga: The Time Shift Warrior ($24.99/$34.99: Tuesday)

Lorelei and the Laser Eyes ($24.99/$32.99)

Eternal Light ($24.99/$34.49: Saturday)

Undemon ($20/$20)

Braid Anniversary Edition ($19.99/$24.99: Tuesday)

Sekimori Gami - Saien ($19.99/$27.99)

PO'ed: Definitive Edition ($19.99/$26.99)

Erra: Exordium ($19.99/$26.99)

Pool Party ($19.99/$26.99)

Overmorrow ($19.99/$25.99: Friday)

Slayers x Terminal Aftermath: Vengeance of the Slayer ($16.99/$21.99: Tuesday)

Tokyo Cooking ($16.99/$23.19: Friday)

That Damn Goat ($15.99/$not releasing: Wednesday)

The Land Beneath Us ($14.99/$18.99: Monday)

Athenian Rhapsody ($14.99/$19.99: Tuesday)

Read Only Memories: Neurodiver ($14.99/$20.7)

Internet Generation ($14.99/$19.94)

Monster Outbreak ($14.99/$19.49)

Undercat ($14.99/$20.00: Saturday)

Arcadia: Colony ($14.9/$20.9)

Return ($13.99/$16.99: Friday)

Mutant Express ($11.99/$15.99)

Roman Empire Farming ($9.99/$12.99: Wednesday)

Please Fix The Road ($9.99/$12.99)

Express Courier Pro ($9.99/$13.99: Friday)

Spellcats: Auto Card Tactics ($9.99/$12.79: Friday)

3 Minutes Mystery 2 ($8.99/$11.49)

Adrenaline Rush ($7.99/$10.99: Saturday)

Dungeon Arsenal ($6.99/$9.99)

Sweetest Monster ($6.99/$8.14: Friday)

Crab Digger Tropical Island ($5.99/$8.99: Sunday)

Cosmic Robots ($5.99/$8.00: Sunday)

High School Detective: Romance Visual Novel ($4.99/$6.85: Monday)

Purple Explorer ($4.99/$6.82: Wednesday)

Awesome Pea 3 ($4.99/$6.64: Wednesday)

Musashi vs Cthulhu ($4.99/$6.99)

Puzzle World: Cute Cats ($4.99/$4.99)

Puzzle World: Neko Girls ($4.99/$4.99)

Foxy Rush ($4.99/$6.99: Friday)

Astroblaze DX ($4.99/$5.99: Friday)

Trust No One ($3.99/$5.5)

Slide Puzzle World History ($3.99/$5.39)

Ultimate Traffic Sign Quiz ($3.99/$5.39)

Little Cat Doctor ($3.99/$4.99)

Zombie Night Defense ($3.99/$4.99)

Duck Creator ($0.99/$1.39)

A Simple Life ($0.99/$1.36)

Finger Suck ($0.99/$1.29: Saturday)

Revealed Later

Kyukyoku Tiger Heli -Toaplan Arcade Garage- ($34.99/$not released)

Truck Simulator: City Delivery ($14.99/$19.99: Saturday)

Treasure Guardian: Collector Shift Defender's Saga ($12.99/$17.99: Friday)

Head Sports Football ($3.99/$4.99)

Plumber Pipe Out ($3.99/$4.99)

Spy Guy: Memory ($3.99/$5.46)

Ice Crush 10,000 BC ($1.99/$2.79)

Sales and Price Drops

Highlights: A Humble Games sale until the 21st of May has Dodgeball Academia at a record 60% off. PSPrices, DekuDeals

Europe

Retail

Neptunia Game Maker R:Evolution (€49.99/£44.99: Tuesday)

Biomutant (€39.99/£34.99: Tuesday)

My Little Pony: A Zephyr Heights Mystery (€39.99/£34.99: Friday)

Digital

Morbid: The Lords of Ire (€29.99/£24.99: Friday)

Eternal Light (€25.99/£23.99: Saturday)

Lysfanga: The Time Shift Warrior (€24.99/£20.99: Tuesday)

Lorelei and the Laser Eyes (€22.99/£19.99)

Braid Anniversary Edition (€19.99/£17.99: Tuesday)

PO'ed: Definitive Edition (€19.99/£17.99)

Pool Party (€19.99/£16.99)

Overmorrow (€19.5/£17.99: Friday)

Tokyo Cooking (€16.99/£15.29: Friday)

Slayers x Terminal Aftermath: Vengeance of the Slayer (€16.49/£14.29: Wednesday)

The Land Beneath Us (€14.99/£13.49: Monday)

Athenian Rhapsody (€14.99/£13.49: Tuesday)

Internet Generation (€14.99/£13.49)

Monster Outbreak (€14.99/£12.79)

Undercat (€14.99/£13.49: Saturday)

Sling Puzzle: Golf Master (€14.79/£13.29)

Read Only Memories: Neurodiver (€14.79/£12.79)

Arcadia: Colony (€14.9/£13.40: Wednesday)

Undemon (€13.99/£12.59)

Gearhead Karting Simulator (€11.99/£11.99: Friday)

Mutant Express (€10.99/£9.89)

Mars Farming 2034 (€9.99/£8.99: Monday)

Roman Empire Farming (€9.99/£8.99: Wednesday)

Express Courier Pro (€9.99/£9.99: Friday)

Spellcats: Auto Card Tactics (€9.99/£9.99: Friday)

Please Fix The Road (€8.99/£7.99)

3 Minutes Mystery 2 (€7.99/£7.99)

Adrenaline Rush (€7.99/£7.99: Saturday)

Dungeon Arsenal (€6.99/£6.29)

Crab Digger Tropical Island (€5.99/£5.99: Sunday)

Sweetest Monster (€5.99/£5.39: Friday)

Cosmic Robots (€4.99/£4.50: Sunday)

High School Detective: Romance Visual Novel (€4.99/£4.49: Monday)

Awesome Pea 3 (€4.99/£4.49: Wednesday)

Purple Explorer (€4.99/£4.49: Wednesday)

Musashi vs Cthulhu (€4.99/£4.49)

Puzzle World: Cute Cats (€4.99/£4.49)

Puzzle World: Neko Girls (€4.99/£4.49)

Foxy Rush (€4.99/£4.99: Friday)

Astroblaze DX (€4.99/£4.49: Saturday)

Trust No One (€3.99/£3.59: Wednesday)

Little Cat Doctor (€3.99/£3.99)

Ultimate Traffic Sign Quiz (€3.99/£3.99)

Slide Puzzle World History (€2.49/£2.24)

Duck Creator (€0.99/£0.89)

Finger Suck (€0.99/£0.99: Saturday)

Revealed Later

Truck Simulator: City Delivery (€14.99/£13.49: Friday)

Treasure Guardian: Collector Shift Defender's Saga (€12.99/£12.99: Friday)

Return (€13.99/£12.59: Friday)

Head Sports Football (€3.99/£3.99)

Plumber Pipe Out (€3.99/£3.99)

Zombie Night Defense (€3.99/£3.99)

Word Guess (€2/£1.79)

Ice Crush 10,000 BC (€1.99/£1.79)

Japan

Garden Life (¥5720)

Biomutant (¥5170: Tuesday)

Lorelei and the Laser Eyes (¥3250: Friday)

Lysfanga: The Time Shift Warrior (¥2800: Tuesday)

Tokyo Cooking (¥2600)

Pool Party (¥2280)

Read Only Memories: Neurodiver (¥2200)

Undemon (¥2100)

Sekimori Gami - Saien (¥1980)

Hand in Hand (¥1800)

Mutant Express (¥1799)

The Land Beneath Us (¥1750: Monday)

Monster Outbreak (¥1700)

vridniX (¥1640)

Express Courier Pro (¥1599)

Internet Generation (¥1499)

Please Fix The Road (¥1490)

Toon Toon Racing (¥1290)

Spellcats: Auto Card Tactics (¥1150)

Sweetest Monster (¥880)

Dream Go (¥800)

Dream Shogi (¥800)

Foxy Rush (¥780: Friday)

Puzzle World: Neko Girls (¥770)

Awesome Pea 3 (¥660)

Trust No One (¥599)

King of Pyramid Thieves (¥490)

Revealed Later

Truck Simulator: City Delivery (¥2600)

Braid: Anniversary Edition (¥2200)

Alien Survivors: To Starship Resurrection (¥1800)

Roamn Empire Farming (¥1577)

Mars Farming 2034 (¥1565)

Dungeon Arsenal (¥1300)

Adrenaline Rush (¥1290)

Hentai Girls: Idol Romance (¥899)

Musashi vs Cthulhu (¥770)

High Score Anomaly Shop (¥750)

Fighter & Attacker (¥838)

Spy Guy: Memory (¥618)

Little Cat Doctor (¥499)

Plumber Pipe Out (¥499)

Zombie Night Defense (¥499)

Word Guess (¥330)


25

Any chance we can just port that code over to Bluesky?

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/67113/switch-screenshot-posting-to-former-twitter-among-functionality-being-disabled-june-10

Nintendo is removing one of the last reasons to use a failed social network next month.

The company confirmed today - ironically in a post on X, the social network formerly known as Twitter for some petulant reason - that the ability to post screenshots directly to the site from the Switch will be disabled on June 10. Although no reason was given for the removal, rampantly increased costs for access to the site's application program interface (API) were instituted by emerald mining failson / site owner Elon Musk in an attempt to recoup a $44bn purchase of the site in late 2022.

Alternate supported-by-Nintendo options for uploading screencaps and video from the Switch include transferring to a computer via the Settings menu of the system or posting via Facebook. Functionality for friend suggestions via social media will also be removed at the same time.


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