Star Wars: KOTOR And Spider-Man: Miles Morales Are Getting New Gaming Action Figures

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Star Wars: KOTOR And Spider-Man: Miles Morales Are Getting New Gaming Action Figures

Hasbro has been doing amazing things for Star Wars fans through its Black Series and Vintage lines of action figures. Almost every character who was on screen for a second in any of the Star Wars movies has been turned into an action figure. But that's not all Hasbro has done. Numerous comic books, novels, and video games have also been mined for characters that can forever be remembered as action figures.

Through Hasbro's Gaming Greats line of figures, Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, Battlefront, Bounty Hunter, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic have been represented in big ways. Today, the latter game is receiving yet another entry. For those of you who played KOTOR, you may remember running across Tatooine with a wookiee warrior at your side. That was Zaalbar, who is also lovingly called "Big Z." This awesome new figure comes with a sizable sword and a blaster. He will be sold exclusively at GameStop. Preorders are available now.

With Zaalbar joining Darth Revan as Black Series figures, let's hope Hasbro continues with the KOTOR line and eventually creates figures for Mission, T3-M4, Bastila, Canderous, Juhani, Jolee, and most importantly, HK-47. I left out Carth because he's the absolute worst.

Advance Wars 1 + 2 Are Being Remastered For Switch, Arriving In December

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Advance Wars 1 + 2 Are Being Remastered For Switch, Arriving In December

During today's Nintendo E3 Direct, Intelligent Systems' long-dormant  Advance Wars series returned, not with a new entry, but a remastered collection that brings back the first two entries in the series for Switch. Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp is slated to release on December 3 with pre-orders available now.

Advance Wars is a turn-based tactical combat game that pits the player's Orange Star Nation against various computer-controlled forces. Much like a game of chess, the positioning of different unit types is part of the strategy, and has you thinking numerous turns ahead. On some maps, victory is achieved by destroying all of the enemy's units, while other locations push you to complete objectives and secure locations.

Although the first Game Boy Advance games are returning (Advance Wars and Advance Wars: Black Hole Rising), they have been completely reimagined and rebuilt from the ground up. All of the units are now polygonal in design, and your commanding officers are brought to life with stylish hand-drawn animation.

New Game & Watch System Collects Earliest Zelda Games

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New Game & Watch System Collects Earliest Zelda Games

A new Game & Watch system from Nintendo collects the original NES titles The Legend of Zelda and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. But that’s not all! The system also includes the original green-toned Game Boy title The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening. But that’s not all! It also includes an original Game & Watch game called Vermin, which looks a lot like Whac-A-Mole; however, this time around Link is the playable character. But that’s not all! It also looks adorable.

Okay, that’s all.

This special Game & Watch is Nintendo’s way of celebrating the Zelda series, which turns 35 this year. The system also has a couple of neat time-keeping features – after all, it’s called a watch for a reason. In addition to playing four games, this Game & Watch features a playtime clock themed after The Legend of Zelda and an interactive timer based on Zelda II. Nintendo did something similar with Mario last year, so it’s cool to see this trend continue.

Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods - Part One Arrives On Nintendo Switch Today

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Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods - Part One Arrives On Nintendo Switch Today

Ready to fight some more of the hordes of Hell? Of course you are! For those that have lovefor the Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods - Part One DLC, you can now take this adventure on the go with Nintendo Switch. Even better? It arrives today. The E3 2021 Nintendo Showcase showed off a little bit of how this expansion plays on the hybrid console, confirming its arrival.

Arriving today, Doom fans can jump right into the action on the Nintendo Switch. At the time this article was written, The Ancient Gods DLC wasn't showing up in the eShop quite yet, but Nintendo promises that it will be arriving later today. 

Doom Eternal joined the Nintendo Switch library back in December of last year, and it runs pretty well on the portable system. The Switch has continued to surprise fans, in the best way, with its performance and impressive third-party support, so to be able to play the next step in the hellish franchise, and its DLC, is pretty darn cool. 

Nintendo Reveals New Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Sequel Gameplay

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Nintendo Reveals New Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Sequel Gameplay

Players have been clamoring for more info on the Breath of the Wild sequel, and today’s E3 Nintendo Direct finally answered that need. The latest look at the game showed off new powers, curious locations, and lots of action. We still haven't seen an official logo or title, but we certainly have now seen more of the game in motion.

The trailer opens with Link tumbling, skydiver-style, through an open sky, before breaking to a variety of action scenes of Link moving through the game world. Several of the powers shown are especially intriguing, such as one in which he seems to pull himself through the bottom part of a rockface with some sort of portal. We see Link use a flamethrower device against one of his monstrous opponents. In another sequence, he seems to take control of a vast tumbling spiked ball rolling downhill toward him and alter its trajectory. Finally, as the trailer comes to an end, we are treated to a menacing floating citadel in the distance, almost certainly the home of some challenging boss battle we have yet to learn about.

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Wario And His "Chumps" Bring Back Micro-Games In WarioWare: Get It Together!

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Wario Ware has made its glorious return in Nintendo’s E3 Direct this morning. WarioWare: Get It Together! features the garlic-eating antagonist along with a ton of “chumps” from previous games in the series. Wario himself narrated the trailer, announcing the game and release date.

Framed as a brand-new game from Wario’s own development company, this new title continues to focus on the micro-games it made famous all the way back on the Game Boy Advance. Classic scenarios are shown, like squeezing a tube of toothpaste, avoiding bird poop, and hitting a Mario Land question-mark block.

A twist this time around brings the WarioWare characters into the micro-games where players must use their different abilities to complete fast-paced objectives. Wario is shown jumping and flying around to complete the various micro-objectives, instead of having to perform simple one or two-button solutions. Each of the playable characters has its own mobility and projectile options based on their personal style and quirks.

Danganronpa Decadence Is A Collection That Finally Brings The Twisted Series To Switch

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Danganronpa Decadence Is A Collection That Finally Brings The Twisted Series To Switch

The Danganronpa series is finally making its way to Switch. Danganronpa Decadence bundles four games in one neat, twisted package to celebrate the franchise’s 10th anniversary. Now Switch owners can indulge in the fun of watching an evil bear force high school students into murdering each other. 

The collection includes the three main games in the Danganronpa series. You can also find our original reviews for each right next to them, in case you’d like an idea of what you’re in for and how they stack up. If you're only interested in one or two of these games, Nintendo states that each title in the collection will be sold individually sometime later this year. 

Decadence also includes the brand-new Danganronpa S: Ultimate Summer Camp, which is a board-game style adventure. This expanded take on the Ultimate Talent Development Plan from Danganronpa V3 takes place on a tropical resort on Jabberwock Island where players can earn money and upgrade equipment through battles. Ultimate Summer Camp features several familiar characters engaging in new interactions as well as new cutscenes. 

Shin Megami Tensei V Release Date Set For November

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Shin Megami Tensei V Release Date Set For November

At today’s E3 Nintendo Direct presentation, we finally got a release date for Shin Megami Tensei V. On November 12, players can finally catch a collection of demons all over again. Save the world? Doom it to chaos? Create a bold new order of law? If the other Shin Megami Tensei games are any indicator, we’ll have many of the same systems and structures coming back for another go, this time on the Nintendo Switch.

The Shin Megami Tensei series is actually the parent franchise to Persona, which over the years became more popular. Shin Megami Tensei titles eschew the high-school time mechanics and relationship building of Persona and are more about hardcore dungeon crawling. Fans of Persona will recognize aspects similar to the Velvet Room with things like the Cathedral of Shadows, where players can collect, combine, and assemble a perfect demonic composition in order to take on challenging and often unforgiving battles. The difficulty level of Shin Megami Tensei games is often on the top end of JRPGs, which has led to a bit of a notorious reputation. Clever use of buffs, debuffs, and correct demons for the job makes things easier, but you can’t just mash the attack button to get through them in most cases. 

Metroid Dread Announced For Switch

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Metroid Dread Announced For Switch

For years, gamers have grumbled about the dearth of 2D Metroid experiences on home Nintendo consoles. At times, it has seemed like Nintendo simply isn’t paying attention to how much its players love the classic 2D experience of navigating Samus through a vast interconnected 2D world. But all that is set to change this October, when the newly announced Metroid Dread is set to release.

The surprise announcement was part of today's E3 2021 Nintendo Direct, and we saw an extensive trailer showing off some of Samus’ adventures in this new game, which was also informally introduced as “Metroid 5.”

In the game, a focus appeared to be on Samus’ flight away from a large multipedal robotic nemesis, name E.M.M.I., who chases her through the tunnels and pits of the game world. In addition to an increased focus on the fear element implied by the title, the video showed a number of different moves from Samus, from sliding underneath low overhangs, to melee uppercuts against enemies, a wall-climbing ability, and even a black camouflage that hides her from the robot’s scanners. We also saw a variety of big and scary monsters to fight.

Hyrule Warriors Is Getting An Expansion This Week

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Hyrule Warriors Is Getting An Expansion This Week

Today during Nintendo's E3 Direct presentation, the publisher revealed an expansion pass for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, which first released back in 2020. The expansion becomes available in just three days on June 18, Nintendo revealed. 

Called "Pulse Of The Ancients," this is the first wave of two expansions planned for Hyrule Warriors, developer Koei Tecmo's musou game set in the Legend of Zelda universe. A brief trailer unveiled during the Direct showed the expected large-scale battles but also provided glimpses at controllable guardians, new weapons, and even Zelda riding a motorcycle – much like the one added in Breath of the Wild. A splash screen after the trailer expanded on the new additions, revealing the expansion would bring an "Apocalyptic" difficulty, new challenges in the Royal Ancient Lab, and new enemies, such as higher-ranking Wizzrobes and a Giant Chuchu.

Check out the new trailer in full below: