Tetris 99 Is A Battle Royale Puzzler, Nintendo Switch Online Exclusive Available Today

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Tetris 99 Is A Battle Royale Puzzler, Nintendo Switch Online Exclusive Available Today

Nintendo has decided the jump into the battle royale fray in the most obvious way possible: A Nintendo Switch Online-exclusive Tetris game.

Tetris 99 pits that many players against each other in an extended Tetris match where garbage blocks can come from any other player, but you can send them back their way as well, of course.

According to Nintendo, Tetris 99 will be available later today as a free "special offer" to Nintendo Switch Online subscribers. 

Captain Marvel Joins Roster For Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, Out This Summer

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Captain Marvel Joins Roster For Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, Out This Summer

The star of the next major Marvel film, Captain Marvel, is joining the roster of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, which is also not that far away.

Carol Danvers is a major part of the latest trailer for the game, which outlines some of the additions and feature of this entry. Along with learning new skills as they level up, there are new co-op Synergy Attacks, as well as what are called "Alliance Extreme Attacks," which act as a kind of super ability. You can combine those supers as well, into "Ultimate Alliance Extreme Attacks." 

The Nintendo Direct stream in which the trailer premiered also announced a tentative season for the game's release: Summer. You can watch the trailer below.

Mario Maker 2 Is Heading To Switch

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Mario Maker 2 Is Heading To Switch

Mario Maker is finally coming to Switch in June, and it's a sequel. It will have many features of the original Wii U releases, but will also include a 3D World skin, new creation options, enemies, scrolling levels, cat Mario, and lots more.

You can check out the trailer below which promises a June 2019 release window.

Watch The New Nintendo Direct Right Here

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Watch The New Nintendo Direct Right Here

Update: You can watch the Direct right now below.

Original Story (February 12 at 8:50 AM Central)

 Nintendo has revealed that another Direct is coming our way and soon. The company even revealed at least a snippet of what to expect too, saying that much of the focus will be on Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

Dragon Quest V Getting Animated CG Adaptation In Japan

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Dragon Quest V Getting Animated CG Adaptation In Japan

Among Dragon Quest fans, there's usually hot debate over what game in the series is actually the best. Dragon Quest III was the culmination of a three-game arc, VIII brought the series into 3D, XI brought the artstyle to life in a way that hadn't been possible before. For my money, Dragon Quest V stands above them all, and it seems the Japanese movie industry agrees, as an animated film adaptation of the game has been announced for release in 2019.

Titled Dragon Quest: Your Story, the movie adapts the tale of the Dragon Quest hero with an extraordinary ability to relate with monsters. The story of the game takes place over 30 years of the protagonist's life and involves his family, getting married, having children, and a quest to rid the world of a tormenting captor.

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Apex Legends Valentine's Day Update Encourages Loving Your Team

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Apex Legends Valentine's Day Update Encourages Loving Your Team

Apex Legends has not been out long, but the game has already gotten its first update wrapped up in a neat little Valentine's Day theme. No one has to be lonely when you're in a three-person squad climbing your way to the top of the battle royale!

The patch notes, which were posted today on Reddit, don't name a lot of changes, but there are a few for new updates for the season. There are two new cosmetic items to earn to follow the Valentine's Day theme, including the “Through the Heart” Longbow Epic DMR skin and the "Love of the Game" Pathfinder banner frame.

Additionally, a new badge has been added for players to get from now until later next week. Starting today, if you revive a player on your team, you'll get a "Live Die Live" badge. You only have until February 19 to do so, so make sure you show one of your teammates that they're your special Valentine.

Street Fighter V Glitch Lets Blanka Stop Time, Banned At Evo Japan

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Street Fighter V Glitch Lets Blanka Stop Time, Banned At Evo Japan

Street Fighter V players have discovered a glitch that lets Blanka get free hits on the opponent and set up ridiculous combos, but both Capcom and Evo Japan are already cracking down on it.

The glitch was discovered early yesterday, as players online found themselves facing off against what looked like a new ability in Blanka's (shown here in his "Blanka-Chan" outfit) toolkit: The ability to freeze time. Essentially, by precisely canceling his super animation into his "Surprise Forward" or "Surprise Back" abilities (the ones where he does a quick hop), players can move around during the short "super flash" animation, rendering their opponent helpless as they are prevented from moving, blocking, or attacking during this short time period. It's quick, but long enough to be immensely powerful.

Players quickly began replicating and capitalizing on the glitch, going into training mode and pumping out new, absurd Blanka combos.

Where's Our Crackdown 3 Review?

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Where's Our Crackdown 3 Review?

Crackdown 3 is out tomorrow, and reviews are starting to hit online. Ours won't be among them, however, since I haven't had the opportunity to play the game's Wrecking Zone multiplayer on live servers. That's not to say I haven't formed an opinion on what I have played of the campaign mode.

First, the good news: Controlling the Agent is great, and it captures a large part of what made the original game so enjoyable. I've had a lot of fun completing various parkour challenges and collecting the orbs scattered throughout New Providence.

Unfortunately, the rest of the campaign hews far too closely to the original. If you loved that game and haven't spent much time with other open-world titles, it might be easy to forgive its lack of innovation. I play a lot of sandbox games, and Crackdown 3's stubborn adherence to gameplay systems from 12 years ago make the campaign feel stale overall.

The Trine Series Is Coming To Switch This Spring

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The Trine Series Is Coming To Switch This Spring

Frozenbyte plans to release the entirety of its Trine Series on the Nintendo Switch this Spring. Already available for physical pre-orders, Trine: Enchanted Edition, Trine 2: Complete Story, and Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power explore the whimsical adventures of franchise protagonists Amadeus, Pontius, and Zoya. Showcasing Frozenbyte’s knack for puzzle-platformers, the bundle is priced at $39.99. 

Trine 2: Complete Story, however, will be released early through the eShop for Switch owners on February 18. As a stand-alone title, Trine 2 is $16.99. With over 20 levels of hand-drawn content and a local as well as online co-op mode, players will finally be able to take their favorite fantastical side-scrollers on the go. 

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