Nintendo Switch Online NES Titles For February Are Super Mario Bros. 2 And Kirby's Adventure

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Nintendo Switch Online NES Titles For February Are Super Mario Bros. 2 And Kirby's Adventure

Nintendo has revealed the two NES titles coming to Nintendo Switch Online this month, adding to their library of classics accessible from the Switch app. This month, players can download Super Mario Bros. 2 and Kirby's Adventure, two major games for some of Nintendo's most iconic series starting on February 13.

For the second month in a row, Japan is getting three games while other regions only get two, with Japan also getting a sumo title. For the first few months of the service, Nintendo had put out three games a month, but seems to be in a pattern of only doing so for the Japanese region at this point. It hearkens back to Nintendo's regional releases for the Wii Virtual Console where Japan would get a number of releases that either came months later or not at all to America.

Super Mario Bros. 2 was originally a licensed platformer named Doki Doki Panic. Fearing that the real Super Mario Bros. 2 was too hard for American fans, Nintendo reshaped Doki Doki Panic into a Mario sequel, making for an extremely strange sequel. To avoid confusion, fans either call this release Super Mario USA or refer to the Japanese Super Mario Bros. 2 as Lost Levels, based on its name from Super Mario All-Stars.

Nintendo Switch Online NES Titles For February Are Super Mario Bros. 2 And Kirby's Adventure

about X hours ago from
Nintendo Switch Online NES Titles For February Are Super Mario Bros. 2 And Kirby's Adventure

Nintendo has revealed the two NES titles coming to Nintendo Switch Online this month, adding to their library of classics accessible from the Switch app. This month, players can download Super Mario Bros. 2 and Kirby's Adventure, two major games for some of Nintendo's most iconic series starting on February 13.

For the second month in a row, Japan is getting three games while other regions only get two, with Japan also getting a sumo title. For the first few months of the service, Nintendo had put out three games a month, but seems to be in a pattern of only doing so for the Japanese region at this point. It hearkens back to Nintendo's regional releases for the Wii Virtual Console where Japan would get a number of releases that either came months later or not at all to America.

Super Mario Bros. 2 was originally a licensed platformer named Doki Doki Panic. Fearing that the real Super Mario Bros. 2 was too hard for American fans, Nintendo reshaped Doki Doki Panic into a Mario sequel, making for an extremely strange sequel. To avoid confusion, fans either call this release Super Mario USA or refer to the Japanese Super Mario Bros. 2 as Lost Levels, based on its name from Super Mario All-Stars.

EA Confirms New Plants Vs. Zombies Shooter, Probably Garden Warfare 3

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EA Confirms New Plants Vs. Zombies Shooter, Probably Garden Warfare 3

After sharing its reasoning for Battlefield V’s underperformance during today’s fiscal earnings call, EA announced that a new Plants vs. Zombies title is on the way.

CFO Blake Jorgensen made the announcement during prepared remarks outlining the publisher’s upcoming titles, referring to the PvZ project as a “new Plants Vs. Zombies shooter,” but did not specifically name the Garden Warfare series.

The official Plants vs. Zombies Twitter account followed up the announcement with its own celebratory tweet, confirming that the unnamed title will be for consoles and PC.

EA Confirms New Plants Vs. Zombies Shooter, Probably Garden Warfare 3

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EA Confirms New Plants Vs. Zombies Shooter, Probably Garden Warfare 3

After sharing its reasoning for Battlefield V’s underperformance during today’s fiscal earnings call, EA announced that a new Plants vs. Zombies title is on the way.

CFO Blake Jorgensen made the announcement during prepared remarks outlining the publisher’s upcoming titles, referring to the PvZ project as a “new Plants Vs. Zombies shooter,” but did not specifically name the Garden Warfare series.

The official Plants vs. Zombies Twitter account followed up the announcement with its own celebratory tweet, confirming that the unnamed title will be for consoles and PC.

Sea Of Thieves Invites You To Temporarily Recruit Your Friends For Free

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Sea Of Thieves Invites You To Temporarily Recruit Your Friends For Free

Rare's latest title, Sea of Thieves, lets you live out your pirate fantasy by captaining your own ship, sailing across the sea, and hunting down treasure. However, being a swashbuckler isn't nearly as exciting if you have to do it alone. Today, Microsoft and Rare announced a new "Friends Play Free" event that allows anyone who owns Sea of Thieves or subscribes to Xbox Game Pass to invite up to three friends to try the pirate game for a limited time.

You can get codes for your friends from February 6 to February 13. To make this event more exciting, Rare is running a limited-time quest to find the treasure of Rum Runner. Those who complete the quest will get special rewards. To get your friends' codes, head here.

If your friends play the game with you and decide to become permanent members of your crew, Sea of Thieves will be available at a 35 percent discount until February 27. In addition, the team teased that big Sea of Thieves news will hit on the one-year anniversary of its launch, March 20.

Sea Of Thieves Invites You To Temporarily Recruit Your Friends For Free

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Sea Of Thieves Invites You To Temporarily Recruit Your Friends For Free

Rare's latest title, Sea of Thieves, lets you live out your pirate fantasy by captaining your own ship, sailing across the sea, and hunting down treasure. However, being a swashbuckler isn't nearly as exciting if you have to do it alone. Today, Microsoft and Rare announced a new "Friends Play Free" event that allows anyone who owns Sea of Thieves or subscribes to Xbox Game Pass to invite up to three friends to try the pirate game for a limited time.

You can get codes for your friends from February 6 to February 13. To make this event more exciting, Rare is running a limited-time quest to find the treasure of Rum Runner. Those who complete the quest will get special rewards. To get your friends' codes, head here.

If your friends play the game with you and decide to become permanent members of your crew, Sea of Thieves will be available at a 35 percent discount until February 27. In addition, the team teased that big Sea of Thieves news will hit on the one-year anniversary of its launch, March 20.

EA: Battlefield V Did Not Meet Sales Expectations

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EA: Battlefield V Did Not Meet Sales Expectations

During EA’s fiscal earnings call today, CEO Andrew Wilson announced that Battlefield V missed its sales expectations for the holiday quarter.

Wilson attributed Battlefield V’s underperformance to several factors. First was the game’s month-long delay from October 19 to November 20, which pushed the title into a busier holiday season. Wilson also pointed to prioritizing single-player content over Battlefield V’s still unreleased battle-royale mode as a contributing factor to the poor sales. Later in the call, CFO Blake Jorgensen offered specific numbers: Battlefield V has sold 7.3 million copies, putting it 1 million units below the company's expectations.

That said, EA touted that 27 million players have played Battlefield games over the past year, and that they are committed to “long-term live service” for their players. Battlefield V’s battle royale mode is set to launch in March.

EA: Battlefield V Did Not Meet Sales Expectations

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EA: Battlefield V Did Not Meet Sales Expectations

During EA’s fiscal earnings call today, CEO Andrew Wilson announced that Battlefield V missed its sales expectations for the holiday quarter.

Wilson attributed Battlefield V’s underperformance to several factors. First was the game’s month-long delay from October 19 to November 20, which pushed the title into a busier holiday season. Wilson also pointed to prioritizing single-player content over Battlefield V’s still unreleased battle-royale mode as a contributing factor to the poor sales. Later in the call, CFO Blake Jorgensen offered specific numbers: Battlefield V has sold 7.3 million copies, putting it 1 million units below the company's expectations.

That said, EA touted that 27 million players have played Battlefield games over the past year, and that they are committed to “long-term live service” for their players. Battlefield V’s battle royale mode is set to launch in March.

Microsoft Announces Halo: Outpost Discovery Fan Experience Tour

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Microsoft Announces Halo: Outpost Discovery Fan Experience Tour

Though it's been a few years since Halo 5: Guardians released, Master Chief and the Halo franchise remain Microsoft's most recognizable property. We're likely still a ways from Halo: Infinite, which was announced at E3 2018, but Microsoft is hoping to keep fans engaged through the new Halo: Outpost Discovery tour. 

The tour is set to come to five American cities this summer, bringing more than 300,000 square feet of activities for aspiring Spartans. Attendees can expect to explore a Halo Ring, see a real-life Warthog, experience some laser tag TDM, and engage in in-universe encounters via an innovative VR attraction. Halo: Outpost Discovery also features themed panels, creator and special guest meet-and-greets, and various community events built around subjects like livestreaming and cosplay. In addition, hundreds of game stations will allow fans to enjoy the latest Xbox game releases.

If you're a hardcore Halo fan, check the dates of the tour below and begin planning your summer vacation.

Microsoft Announces Halo: Outpost Discovery Fan Experience Tour

about X hours ago from
Microsoft Announces Halo: Outpost Discovery Fan Experience Tour

Though it's been a few years since Halo 5: Guardians released, Master Chief and the Halo franchise remain Microsoft's most recognizable property. We're likely still a ways from Halo: Infinite, which was announced at E3 2018, but Microsoft is hoping to keep fans engaged through the new Halo: Outpost Discovery tour. 

The tour is set to come to five American cities this summer, bringing more than 300,000 square feet of activities for aspiring Spartans. Attendees can expect to explore a Halo Ring, see a real-life Warthog, experience some laser tag TDM, and engage in in-universe encounters via an innovative VR attraction. Halo: Outpost Discovery also features themed panels, creator and special guest meet-and-greets, and various community events built around subjects like livestreaming and cosplay. In addition, hundreds of game stations will allow fans to enjoy the latest Xbox game releases.

If you're a hardcore Halo fan, check the dates of the tour below and begin planning your summer vacation.