Final Fantasy 9 Out Today On Switch, Final Fantasy 7 Coming Next Month

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Back in September, Square Enix announced it will bring a slate of modern-era Final Fantasy games to Nintendo Switch (as well as Xbox One) in 2019, including the classic PS One entries Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy IX. The former was recently featured in a new Switch commercial that teased it would hit the console "soon," and now we know exactly when.

During the latest Direct presentation, Nintendo revealed that Final Fantasy VII is launching for Switch next month, on March 26. The spin-off Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy is also set to arrive next month, on March 20, but fans won't have to wait that long to play Final Fantasy IX; that game will be available in the Switch Eshop later today, February 13.

Beyond those titles, Square Enix is also bringing Final Fantasy X, X-2, and XII: The Zodiac Age to both Switch and Xbox One this year. The X and X-2 HD Remaster collection will arrive on April 16, with Final Fantasy XII following several weeks later, on April 30. The publisher has also previously announced a PS4 and Switch port of Final Fantasy: The Crystal Chronicles, but no release date has been confirmed yet.

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Announced For Nintendo Switch

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During the February 2019 Nintendo Direct, the company announced that Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice will be getting a Switch release. The acclaimed action game, which explores mental illness in a Norse mythology setting, has a release window of Spring 2019.

Nintendo didn't provide many details about the port during the presentation. Hellblade was originally a PlayStation 4 console exclusive (that was also available on PC), and it came to Xbox One in April 2018.

GameSpot awarded it an 8/10 in our Hellblade review, calling it "a spellbinding and sympathetic game about loss and redemption." It was also one of GameSpot's top 10 games of 2017.

Deltarune: Chapter 1 Announced For Switch, Will Be Free

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During the February 2019 Nintendo Direct, the company revealed that Toby Fox's Deltarune will be coming to Switch. Chapter 1 of the Undertale follow-up will be available for free, while later chapters--which are "currently in development"--will not. In true Toby Fox fashion, the announcement was made with "a censored, spoiler-free trailer" featuring tons of Undertale's Annoying Dog, which was later confirmed to not be in Deltarune at such high quantities.

Undertale, which first released on PC in 2015, came to Switch in September 2018. Deltarune: Chapter 1 is getting its port much more quickly; it first released late last year on PC to a very excited Undertale fanbase. Toby Fox stated that the game is far from finished and that Chapter 1 is a demo for what's hopefully to come.

Deltarune: Chapter 1 will release on the Switch Eshop on February 28. We loved what we saw when we first played it on PC.

Fortnite Dev Slams Lawsuits: "No One Can Own A Dance Step"

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Epic Games has been sued by a number of people, including Backpack Kid, rapper 2 Milly, and Carlton from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, over claims that the studio stole their dance moves to use in Fortnite. Now, Epic Games has released a memorandum in which it seeks to have at least one of the lawsuits dismissed on the grounds that "no one can own a dance step."

A document filed in California court this week seeks to have rapper Terrence "2 Milly" Ferguson's lawsuit tossed out. It states that Ferguson's claims are "fundamentally at odds with free speech principles." The letter states, "Copyright law is clear that individual dance steps and simple dance routines are not protected by copyright." Epic asserts that such dance moves are actually "building blocks of free expression," and Epic says they are in the public domain.

Epic also said in its note that the "Swipe It" dance emote, which is the one in question, varies from the move that 2 Milly made popular. One example is that 2 Milly's dance move, which is referred to as "the Dance Step" in the letter, features the torso, shoulders, and head face forward while the ribs move side to side. For the Swipe It emote, the torso, shoulders, and head turn to the side while the ribs remain in place. Additionally, 2 Milly's actual dance move is faster than Swipe It. Put shortly, "the works simply are not substantially similar," Epic said.

Nintendo Switch's Fire Emblem: Three Houses Details Revealed

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Fire Emblem: Three Houses was the centerpiece of the February 2019 Nintendo Direct, with an extended trailer showing off tons of narrative details about the upcoming game. We also got to see combat in action and learned more about how characters will form bonds.

In Three Houses, three ruling powers share the land in relative harmony. You--either a male or female character--are a mercenary under your father Jeralt's command, and you receive an offer to teach at the Officer's Academy.

The Academy is composed of the titular three houses--the Black Eagles, Blue Lions, or Golden Deer--and train them in particular skills to help you in battle. You're in charge of building a lesson plan of sorts that will help them learn and grow. Your students can also interact and form bonds at the academy, which will influence their actions on the battlefield.

Netflix's Umbrella Academy Is An Insane Remix Of The Comics And Here's Why

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Netflix's Umbrella Academy Is An Insane Remix Of The Comics And Here's Why

While Netflix's Marvel shows seem to be coming to an end--only two of the six series are left standing--that doesn't mean the streaming service is getting out of the superhero game. In Umbrella Academy, the new original series based on comics by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, the street-level crime fighting has been replaced with time travel, the threat of global destruction, and some very entertaining dance sequences.

Umbrella Academy follows a highly-dysfunctional "family" of people with a variety of powers--and the one "sibling" that seemingly has nothing special about her--as they're reunited following the death of their father-figure. That's just the kickoff point for the series, though. Whether it's time assassins from the future, a talking chimpanzee in a suit, or an old man stuck in the body of a teenager, Umbrella Academy is a comic book and TV series that embraces the weirdness of its premise and isn't afraid to look silly to tell its story.

Smash Bros. Ultimate 3.0 Update And Joker Release Detailed; New Amiibo Revealed

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Smash Bros. Ultimate 3.0 Update And Joker Release Detailed; New Amiibo Revealed

During its latest Direct event, Nintendo provided an update on what the future holds for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, revealing information about its 3.0 update, narrowing down when the next DLC character will be available, and showing off a few new Amiibo coming soon.

First up is update 3.0, which Nintendo didn't actually detail. Instead it teased more information in the future. In terms of DLC characters, Nintendo already revealed that the next fighter to join the roster will be Persona 5 protagonist Joker. However, it has now confirmed that he'll be available in the game before the end of April.

As previously detailed, Joker will be the first DLC character released for the game (outside of Piranha Plant) and will be available as part of Challenge Pack 1. Each DLC pack will be solid individually and contains a DLC character, a stage, and accompanying music. Nintendo is also offering a Fighters Pass that will include all the Challenge Packs.

Super Mario Maker 2 Announced For Nintendo Switch

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Nintendo has announced Super Mario Maker 2 for Nintendo Switch. The sequel made its debut as part of today's Nintendo Direct event, during which a June 2019 release date was also confirmed. One of the big new additions for the second game is the ability to create slopes--something which was noticeably absent from both the original Wii U title and the 3DS version.

Angled surfaces for Mario to hop, skip, and jump along might not sound like a big deal, but its something that fans have been very vocal about wanting, and now it's finally here. It'll be interesting to see what kind of devious levels players come up with to make use of this new terrain option.

The other big new feature for Super Mario Maker 2 is its inclusion of Super Mario 3D World assets to craft custom levels, which is nice way to represents the modern-era of Mario titles.

New Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Characters Revealed, Including Captain Marvel

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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order was unexpectedly revealed at The Game Awards in December of 2018. Now, during today's Nintendo Direct, we learned some new details about the upcoming brawler for Switch. During the stream it was confirmed that the game will have an all-new story that pits Marvel's iconic heroes and villains against each other for the fate of the world.

During the initial reveal trailer characters from the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, and X-Men were shown as playable. However, it has now been confirmed that the Defenders squad will also be represented. For those not familiar, the team is made up of Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Jessica Jones. Additionally, Captain Marvel will also join the fight, which makes sense given that she'll be hitting the big screen in her own Marvel Cinematic Universe movie this year.

During the video, we got to see the various special abilities and team attacks that are available. There's even a big team attack that combines the might of multiple Marvel heroes.

Super Mario Maker 2 For Nintendo Switch Revealed

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Nintendo has announced Super Mario Maker 2 for Nintendo Switch. The sequel made its debut as part of today's Nintendo Direct event, during which a June 2019 release date was also confirmed. One of the big new additions for the second game is the ability to create slopes--something which was noticeably absent from both the original Wii U title and the 3DS version.

Angled surfaces for Mario to hop, skip, and jump along might not sound like a big deal, but its something that fans have been very vocal about wanting, and now it's finally here. It'll be interesting to see what kind of devious levels players come up with to make use of this new terrain option.

The other big new feature for Super Mario Maker 2 is its inclusion of Super Mario 3D World assets to craft custom levels, which is nice way to represents the modern-era of Mario titles.