Hands-On Preview: Attack on Titan 2

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Hands-On Preview: Attack on Titan 2

Attack on Titan 2 is heading to Nintendo Switch on March 20, but at Koei Tecmo’s Preview Event 2018, Nintendojo was able to take the game for an early test spin. Our time with the title was focused on its robust multiplayer mode. The core modes and features of the original game have returned for this sequel, but the design team didn’t rest on its laurels for Attack on Titan 2. A number of tweaks and additions have been made to make this an even better experience than what came before.

Perhaps the biggest addition is a new multiplayer mode: Annihilation. It’s a place for one-v-one combat that the first Attack on Titan didn’t have. Here, players are disseminated between two groups of four Scouts apiece. The objective is to be the team that earns the highest score within the time limit. That sounds straightforward enough, but it wouldn’t be Attack on Titan if it was, would it? Thankfully, Koei Tecmo has made efforts to ensure that Annihilation Mode isn’t just standard multiplayer fare.

Wot I Think: Subnautica

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Wot I Think: Subnautica

The best survival games are about conquering fear. Last year, when I first splashed about in Subnautica‚Äôs alien ocean, I was wary of leaving the shallow reef in which you first crash land. I eyed the hazy green water of the nearby kelp forests with fear, knowing it was full of Stalkers, an aggressive fish […]

PSA: Claim your free gifts in DC Universe Online by January 31

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PSA: Claim your free gifts in DC Universe Online by January 31

Hey! You there! Do you want a free tech-looking Batman costume in DC Universe Online? If your answer is yes (and it almost certainly is) you should already have gotten one, it’s a free gift for the game’s anniversary. But if you haven’t gotten it yet, you should get in there and get on it, as the game is asking...

Those Who Remain Announced for Switch

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Those Who Remain Announced for Switch

Gamers looking for something a little creepier to take on-the-go will be getting a new option on Nintendo Switch later this year. The independent developers at Camel 101 have announced Those Who Remain, a game they describe as a “psychological thriller.”

The game takes place in the town of Dormont, a town that has been enveloped by a mysterious darkness and overrun by strange, horrific creatures. Players will explore Dormont from a first-person perspective as they avoid monsters and traverse portals to strange, alternate realities intertwined with our own. The newly released trailer shows off how the gameplay and atmosphere should hopefully look in the final game.

Those Who Remain does not have a solid release date yet, however it should launch sometime this year.

Lost Sphear is Now Available

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Lost Sphear is Now Available

One of Switch’s launch titles was I am Setsuna, a Japanese RPG developed by Tokyo RPG Factory and published by Square Enix that drew heavy inspiration from classic, 16-bit titles like Chrono Trigger. The developer’s newest title, Lost Sphear, launches on Switch today along with its first patch, which includes additional content.

In Lost Sphear, players assume the role of Kanata, a young man with the ability to restore parts of the mysteriously vanishing world with the power of memory. Like I am Setsuna, this title once again looks to Chrono Trigger and other retro classics for gameplay inspiration. For a better idea of what to expect, check out the newly released launch trailer below:

Alongside the core game, Square Enix is also releasing a day one patch that includes new modes and dungeons that will reward players with extra gear for the epic journey.

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen is very cheap on Steam right now

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Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen is very cheap on Steam right now

During the holidays I started a new playthrough of Dragon's Dogma, and while I barely made a dent in it (it's a long game), it did remind me that there's still nothing else like it. The sense of going on adventurous expeditions rather than simply ticking off quest icons is what I love most about it, but I love pretty much everything else too (except for the absence of the original and best intro theme).

New Trademark Hints at a New Animal Crossing

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New Trademark Hints at a New Animal Crossing

Nintendo recently updated its trademark for Animal Crossing in Japan, so gamers are naturally reviewing the documentation to glean any and all information they can. Considering the series’ recent history, it comes as no surprise that the update specifically mentions portable devices and mobile platforms, but this iteration also includes home consoles. Given the hybrid nature of Switch, this could be taken as an indicator of an eventual release on the platform.

Of course, this new filing could also prove to be nothing more than a part of the normal legal process of keeping everything up-to-date. Even if this proves to be the case, an eventual Switch iteration of the popular franchise is probably a given; after all, every Animal Crossing game has sold incredibly well, and Switch is breaking all kinds of sales records.

This trademark isn’t limited to just video games, though, as the update also includes numerous mentions of other things, including plushies, accessories, board games, and trading cards. In other words, while we don’t know exactly what is coming next when it comes to Animal Crossing, we can be rest assured that we’ll probably see something sooner or later.

The Stream Team: ARK makes a good testing ground

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The Stream Team: ARK makes a good testing ground

Wait, what? ARK on a Tuesday? Yes! Massively OP’s MJ needs to give her new gaming rig a go, and ARK — with its gorgeous visuals — is the perfect place to test it all out. Of course, it’s also because her laptop can be a fallback if it all blows up on her when she swaps out hard drives....