Dragon Quest Builders 2 Has A Switch Release Date

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Dragon Quest Builders 2 Has A Switch Release Date

During today's Nintendo Direct, Square-Enix and Nintendo revealed that Dragon Quest Builders 2 has a Western release date for Switch. The game will be available on July 12.

There is no word on whether or not it will be coming to other consoles on this date.

You can check out our review on the original game here.

Dragon Quest XI Comes To Switch This Fall

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Dragon Quest XI Comes To Switch This Fall

Coming this fall, Square Enix's Dragon Quest XI will be making it's way to the Switch. In addition to arriving on Nintendo's console, it will also feature several new upgrades. 

It will allow you to switch on the fly between the 3D visuals and the 2D, 16-bit visuals that would play on the bottom screen of the Japanese-exclusive 3DS version. You will be able to toggle between the English and Japanese voice acting, it will feature fully orchestrated field and battle music this time out, and it will additionally have stories focused on each of the game's playable characters that were absent from the PS4 and PC release.

Dragon Quest XI was initially announced for the Switch, but this version was postponed. A little over a year after it's release on other platforms it will finally arrive as Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition.

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.