One of the rarest Wii U games is coming to Switch

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One of the rarest Wii U games is coming to Switch

One of the rarest and most expensive Wii U games is coming to Nintendo Switch: Hello Kitty Kruisers. For Wii U game collectors, this spring 2018 Switch re-release may drudge up old memories of trying to purchase the elusive title.

Hello Kitty Kruisers is a multiplayer racing game starring Kitty and several of her friends, like My Melody, Badtz-Maru and Keroppi, who drive a variety of karts in a variety of outfits. The whole thing looks very Diddy Kong Racing-esque. Unfortunately, it does not look as cute as it sounds, and I’m a huge Sanrio fan. Those character models just aren’t doing it for me. (Also, where’s Pochacco? Where’s Gudetama?) In fairness, it was originally an iOS game ... but with the Sanrio name comes high expectations.

Dota 2 players plan boycott of ESL pro games on Facebook after Twitch bans

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Dota 2 players plan boycott of ESL pro games on Facebook after Twitch bans

Dota 2 fans and players are planning a boycott of official ESL tournaments that will stream on Facebook after top Twitch casters were banned for hosting unauthorized streams.

The ESL One Genting tournament kicked off this week in Genting, Malaysia. The tournament includes a prize pool of $400,000 and a chance to win qualifying points for Valve’s annual Dota 2 grand tournament, The International.

Super Zelda 64 is a dream mod for Nintendo 64 fans

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Super Zelda 64 is a dream mod for Nintendo 64 fans

What happens when you add the controls and characters of Super Mario 64 to the world of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time? You get what may be one of the most impressive Nintendo 64 game mods to date.

Super Zelda 64 is an upcoming PC mod from modder Kaze Emanuar, who showed off the project on their YouTube channel. The modder even provides commentary on how the game works. In essence, players explore dungeons and complete puzzles from Ocarina of Time, with some Super Mario-style benefits and twists thrown in. Mario’s still fighting off Bob-ombs and running into Toads, and he uses his platforming prowess to make his way through some of the dungeons.

Dead Cells confirmed for PS4, Switch, Xbox One

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Dead Cells confirmed for PS4, Switch, Xbox One

Dead Cells, the acclaimed Steam Early Access roguelike from French indie team Motion Twin, is officially on its way to consoles.

Motion Twin has discussed console versions of the Windows PC title before, but announced specifics today, saying that Dead Cells is in development on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

New Soulcalibur 6 trailer confirms Nightmare, Kilik and Xianghua

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New Soulcalibur 6 trailer confirms Nightmare, Kilik and Xianghua

Bandai Namco revealed new details on the roster of Soulcalibur 6 today in the form of a new trailer that shows returning characters Kilik, Nightmare and Xianghua, as well as a newcomer named Grøh.

Grøh, who’s also known as The Agent in Black according to today’s trailer, fights with a double-ended sword that he can separate into two weapons. Not much is known about Grøh himself, but it appears that he’s on a mission to assassinate his targets while also bringing some good anime hair to the Soulcalibur 6 roster.

Xbox Games With Gold features Split/Second, Shadow Warrior in February

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Xbox Games With Gold features Split/Second, Shadow Warrior in February

Microsoft’s next offering of free games for Xbox Live Gold subscribers is all about assassins and cars.

The lineup for February 2018 is led by Shadow Warrior, Flying Wild Hog’s 2013 reboot of the late-’90s first-person shooter. It will be free all month long on Xbox One. The other Xbox One title for the month is Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India, the downloadable spinoff starring Arbaaz Mir that was released in January 2016. It will be available free from Feb. 16 to March 15.

Nintendo eShop adds Celeste on Switch, Pokémon Crystal on 3DS

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Nintendo eShop adds Celeste on Switch, Pokémon Crystal on 3DS

This week’s additions to the Nintendo eShop are certainly more robust than last, and include Celeste on the Nintendo Switch and Pokémon Crystal Version on the Nintendo 3DS.

Celeste, which is available now for $19.99, is a new platformer from the team that made TowerFall. The narrative game includes a huge cast of characters, as well as “B-side chapters” to give players extra challenges. We’ve played it, and will have our review up soon.

PUBG celebrates 4M players on Xbox One with free loot crates

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PUBG celebrates 4M players on Xbox One with free loot crates

Microsoft announced today that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, the hit survival shooter first available through Steam, has been played by more than four million players on Xbox One. To celebrate, they’re giving away 30,000 Battle Points to each one.

The plan should have the side effect of accelerating sales just a little bit. Those who purchase the game between now and Jan. 31 will get the free gift as well.

Cult classic Yume Nikki returning with 3D follow-up

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Cult classic Yume Nikki returning with 3D follow-up

A follow-up to Yume Nikki, the one-man, RPG Maker-created horror game that’s gained cult status over the last decade, is now in the works. An original, fully 3D Windows PC game will launch on Feb. 23, publisher Playism announced.

At the end of a two-week countdown clock, Playism revealed that Yume Nikki Dream Diary was coming in a month’s time. It’s a combined effort from Kadokawa, which develops the RPG Maker software, and Active Gaming Media. Also contributing to the project is Kikiyama, the pseudonymous creator of the original game.