Nintendo Switch Online Launching In Second Half Of September

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Nintendo Switch Online Launching In Second Half Of September

Nintendo sent out a reminder today to let people know that the Nintendo Online subscription service still exists, but did narrow down when we can expect it.

The online service for the Switch, which runs about $20 a year for one person or $34.99 a year for a group of up to seven, will be launching in the second half of September. That means the service's launch is a little over a month away. 

The rest of Nintendo's reminders were information we already knew, including that cloud saves are only for compatible games, but Nintendo has not included a list. That might mean it is every game but Pokemon or only certain games like how video recording functions now.

Nintendo Switch Online Launching In Second Half Of September

about X hours ago from
Nintendo Switch Online Launching In Second Half Of September

Nintendo sent out a reminder today to let people know that the Nintendo Online subscription service still exists, but did narrow down when we can expect it.

The online service for the Switch, which runs about $20 a year for one person or $34.99 a year for a group of up to seven, will be launching in the second half of September. That means the service's launch is a little over a month away. 

The rest of Nintendo's reminders were information we already knew, including that cloud saves are only for compatible games, but Nintendo has not included a list. That might mean it is every game but Pokemon or only certain games like how video recording functions now.

Dragon Ball FighterZ Switch Open Beta Goes Live Tonight

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Dragon Ball FighterZ Switch Open Beta Goes Live Tonight

If you have a Switch and haven't gotten a chance to play Dragon Ball FighterZ, or maybe got hyped at the game's recent showcase on the Evo main stage and want to see if the game is for you, Bandai Namco is holding a beta for the Switch version tonight at 9:00 p.m. PDT.

You can go ahead and download the client now and start playing when it goes live. The beta allows both online and local play in the new permutations for the Switch version, like one-on-one and two-on-two. Since the game has long been out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, there's no real reason to limit the roster, so you get access to all the non-DLC fighters in the game.

The beta continues until 12:00 a.m. PDT on August 12. Go get your fill and test out the game to see whether the Switch version has the same power levels as the other console versions. The full version of Dragon Ball FighterZ releases on Switch September 28.

Dragon Ball FighterZ Switch Open Beta Goes Live Tonight

about X hours ago from
Dragon Ball FighterZ Switch Open Beta Goes Live Tonight

If you have a Switch and haven't gotten a chance to play Dragon Ball FighterZ, or maybe got hyped at the game's recent showcase on the Evo main stage and want to see if the game is for you, Bandai Namco is holding a closed beta for the Switch version tonight at 9:00 p.m. PDT.

You can go ahead and download the client now and start playing when it goes live. The beta allows both online and local play in the new permutations for the Switch version, like one-on-one and two-on-two. Since the game has long been out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, there's no real reason to limit the roster, so you get access to all the non-DLC fighters in the game.

The beta continues until 12:00 a.m. PDT on August 12. Go get your fill and test out the game to see whether the Switch version has the same power levels as the other console versions. The full version of Dragon Ball FighterZ releases on Switch September 28.

Report: Spider-Man Universe Movie Silver & Black Cancelled

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Report: Spider-Man Universe Movie Silver & Black Cancelled

As part of the deal Sony made with Marvel Studios over the character Spider-Man, Sony planned to use the inevitable success of a Marvel Cinematic Universe-tied Spider-Man movie to make other movies in the universe of Spider-Man Homecoming. One of these is the upcoming Venom, while another planned project was Silver & Black, a buddy-cop movie with Black Cat and Silver Sable.

According to Variety, the movie has been put on ice and split apart to two separate movies. That means that separate Black Cat and Silver Sable movies are joining the currently in-development Morbius, Kraven the Hunter, Silk, Jackpot, and Nightwatch movies in Sony's Spider-Man universe roster at various states of progress.

“We believe Black Cat is enough of her own character with a great backstory and a canon of material to draw from to justify her own film,” president of Columbia Pictures Sanford Panitch told Variety.

Report: Spider-Man Universe Movie Silver & Black Cancelled

about X hours ago from
Report: Spider-Man Universe Movie Silver & Black Cancelled

As part of the deal Sony made with Marvel Studios over the character Spider-Man, Sony planned to use the inevitable success of a Marvel Cinematic Universe-tied Spider-Man movie to make other movies in the universe of Spider-Man Homecoming. One of these is the upcoming Venom, while another planned project was Silver & Black, a buddy-cop movie with Black Cat and Silver Sable.

According to Variety, the movie has been put on ice and split apart to two separate movies. That means that separate Black Cat and Silver Sable movies are joining the currently in-development Morbius, Kraven the Hunter, Silk, Jackpot, and Nightwatch movies in Sony's Spider-Man universe roster at various states of progress.

“We believe Black Cat is enough of her own character with a great backstory and a canon of material to draw from to justify her own film,” president of Columbia Pictures Sanford Panitch told Variety.

GameMaker Studio 2 Now Officially Supports Switch With Export Button

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GameMaker Studio 2 Now Officially Supports Switch With Export Button

It was announced earlier this year that Nintendo was officially supporting GameMaker on the Switch, an engine used for games like Undertale, Minit, Hyper Light Drifter, and more. The support opened the door for a lot of indie games coming, as evidenced by Switch ports of Undertale, Minit, and Hyper Light Drifter. When the deal was announced, both Nintendo and GameMaker company YoYo Games planned to make it even easier to get games on Switch by hoping to integrate a "Port to Switch" button.

The new version of GameMaker Studio 2 is in beta and finally incorporates that useful option.

If you're planning to make a Switch version of a GameMaker game, it no longer has to be done independently of the rest of your work. You do still need a Switch license and be approved as a Nintendo developer beforehand, but the work was at one point a lot harder than it is now.

GameMaker Studio 2 Now Officially Supports Switch With Export Button

about X hours ago from
GameMaker Studio 2 Now Officially Supports Switch With Export Button

It was announced earlier this year that Nintendo was officially supporting GameMaker on the Switch, an engine used for games like Undertale, Minit, Hyper Light Drifter, and more. The support opened the door for a lot of indie games coming, as evidenced by Switch ports of Undertale, Minit, and Hyper Light Drifter. When the deal was announced, both Nintendo and GameMaker company YoYo Games planned to make it even easier to get games on Switch by hoping to integrate a "Port to Switch" button.

The new version of GameMaker Studio 2 is in beta and finally incorporates that useful option.

If you're planning to make a Switch version of a GameMaker game, it no longer has to be done independently of the rest of your work. You do still need a Switch license and be approved as a Nintendo developer beforehand, but the work was at one point a lot harder than it is now.

Wear The Dragon Quest VIII Hero's Threads In Dragon Quest XI

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Wear The Dragon Quest VIII Hero's Threads In Dragon Quest XI

Square Enix has announced that American owners of Dragon Quest XI will find some equipment in their starting bag that hits Dragon Quest fans right in the nostalgia. You can dress Dragon Quest XI's Luminary in the clothes of Dragon Quest VIII's hero from the get-go.

When you start Dragon Quest XI, you'll find two items in your bag: Trodain bandanna and Trodain togs. Putting on these two items named after the pivotal castle town in Dragon Quest VIII gets you Eight's clothes, though they're just clothes, so you're still the Luminary. The clothes are slightly better than your starting kit otherwise, but won't last you the whole game. However, you will get a recipe to create more powerful versions of the clothes for late game content.

You can check out the trailer for the costume below.

Wear The Dragon Quest VIII Hero's Threads In Dragon Quest XI

about X hours ago from
Wear The Dragon Quest VIII Hero's Threads In Dragon Quest XI

Square Enix has announced that American owners of Dragon Quest XI will find some equipment in their starting bag that hits Dragon Quest fans right in the nostalgia. You can dress Dragon Quest XI's Luminary in the clothes of Dragon Quest VIII's hero right from the get-go.

When you start Dragon Quest XI, you'll find two items in your bag: Trodain bandanna and Trodain togs. Putting on these two items named after the pivotal castle town in Dragon Quest VIII gets you Eight's clothes, though they're just clothes, so you're still the Luminary. The clothes are slightly better than your starting kit otherwise, but won't last you the whole game. However, you will get a recipe to create more powerful versions of the clothes for late game content.

You can check out the trailer for the costume below.