Yoshi's Crafted World Release Date And Pre-Order Guide For Nintendo Switch (US)

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Yoshi's Crafted World Release Date And Pre-Order Guide For Nintendo Switch (US)

The most famous dinosaur in the Mushroom Kingdom is gearing up to star in a new game on Nintendo Switch. It's Yoshi's Crafted World, a colorful platformer that's set to release on March 29. But you don't have to wait that long to lock down your copy. You can already pre-order Yoshi's Crafted World from a number of retailers. Here's what to expect from the game and where you can find it.

Yoshi's Crafted World kicks off when Kamek and Baby Bowser try to steal a powerful gem-infused stone. Unfortunately for them, the gems become scattered across the land, leaving Yoshi to collect them. Thus begins your adventure through a world made from craft items like cardboard, paper cups, and construction paper.

Each level is strewn with collectibles like coins and Poochy Pups, and can be flipped around and played through backwards once you reach the end. As you play, you'll collect costumes you can dress Yoshi in to add a layer of protection. A second player can join in for couch co-op using a second Joy-Con, and the game has a Mellow mode that makes it easier to play for young kids and newcomers.

The Order, God Of War PSP Dev Hiring For New AAA Franchise

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Ready at Dawn, the studio behind The Order: 1886 and the God of War PSP games, is staffing up in preparation for development on a new triple-A game. According to the announcement released on its Twitter, it's seeking a wide variety of positions across design, engineering, and programming.

The RAD careers page lists two separate projects these positions could be working on: continuing to support Lone Echo for its ongoing partnership with Oculus Rift, and "a new AAA third-person action console title, based on a brand new original IP."

The replies from fans to its tweet are largely hoping for a sequel to The Order, but the mention of an entirely new IP makes that unlikely. The Order: 1886 took place in a steampunk Victorian London and centered around the legendary Knights of the Round Table. While it got some credit for its world-building, reviews were mixed on GameSpot sister site Metacritic.

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Review - It's-A-Me, Again!

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New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Review - It's-A-Me, Again!

Of all the New Super Mario Bros. games, beginning with the 2006 DS title, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is probably the one least deserving of the "New" moniker. It is, after all, a Switch remaster of the Wii U launch title, and although some new features and the New Super Luigi U expansion are included in this capable repackaging of an already great game, it's getting tougher to justify calling this series New with each passing entry.

There's no doubt the formula works; the 2D Marios continue to boast the best platforming of any game series, with accessible controls and inventive obstacles complementing the best-feeling jump in video games. And as with the Wii U version, NSMBU is inventive from start to finish, with the mid-game Soda Jungle world being one of the best Mario environments ever. However, we've done all this before, haven't we? You start off with a grassy world, then a desert one, then a snowy one, then a water one, repeat ad infinitum.

GameStop Might Be Sold By Mid-February, Report Says

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GameStop was once a total juggernaut in the video game space, but thanks to the rise in digital game sales and other factors, it's been relatively tough sledding for the company of late. Last June, the company announced that it was exploring the option to sell itself to another company, and now it appears a deal might be coming soon.

The Wall Street Journal reports that at least two companies are bidding for GameStop, and a deal to buy the retailer could become public by the middle of February. Citing a person familiar with GameStop, WSJ reported that private equity companies Sycamore Partners and Apollo Global Management are interested in buying GameStop.

Both companies declined to comment when approached by WSJ, and GameStop itself refused to elaborate on acquisition discussions.

GameStop Sale To Another Company Could Be Announced By Mid-February, Report Says

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GameStop was once a total juggernaut in the video game space, but thanks to the rise in digital game sales and other factors, it's been relatively tough sledding for the company of late. Last June, the company announced that it was exploring the option to sell itself to another company, and now it appears a deal might be coming soon.

The Wall Street Journal reports that at least two companies are bidding for GameStop, and a deal to buy the retailer could become public by the middle of February. Citing a person familiar with GameStop, WSJ reported that private equity companies Sycamore Partners and Apollo Global Management are interested in buying GameStop.

Both companies declined to comment when approached by WSJ, and GameStop itself refused to elaborate on acquisition discussions.

January's Free NES Games For Switch Online Subscribers Revealed

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One of the benefits of subscribing to Nintendo Switch Online is that you get access to a library of classic NES games to play as much as you want. Nintendo is adding two (or three, depending on where you live) to the service in January, and now they've been announced.

Arriving January 16 are Blaster Master and Zelda II: The Adventures of Link. In Japan, subscribers get a third game, Joy Mech Fight.

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Yoshi's Crafted World For Nintendo Switch Release Date Announced

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Nintendo has announced the release dates for two upcoming exclusives games. First, the adorable-looking Yoshi's Crafted World will launch for Nintendo Switch on March 29. Another game with a handcrafted style, Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn, is due out on March 8 for 3DS, Nintendo announced.

You play as Yoshi, of course, in Yoshi's Crafted World, with the goal of solving puzzles, collecting eggs and throwing them, and jumping around to make it through levels. Stages can be played backward for another challenge, while the game also supports two-player co-op.

Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn, meanwhile, is an "enhanced" edition of Kirby's Epic Yarn from the Wii. As its name suggests, Kirby is brought to a universe where everything is made of cloth and yarn, and the objective is to use the yarn to defeat enemies and solve puzzles.

Spider-Man PS4 Is Adding Something "Fantastic" Soon

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After Marvel Games changed its social handle to "Marvel G4mes," the company has now further teased a Fantastic Four-related announcement for one of its games.

During a livestream today, Marvel boss Ryan Penagos teased that "something fantastic" is coming to Insomniac's Spider-Man game for PS4. "I can't tell you anything more right now...but you'll want to keep an eye out for this. It's going to be amazing and fantastic," he said, according to IGN. Developer Insomniac playfully teased the announcement with the eyes emoji, so it looks like an announcement may be coming soon.

And for our final #FantasticFourWeek livestream announcement... something "fantastic" is coming to Marvel's Spider-Man! Any guesses? #SpiderManPS4 @insomniacgames @PlayStation

All Elite Wrestling Roster Adds Former WWE Superstars And More Major Names

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It's finally happening. Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks officially announced they were launching their own wrestling company--All Elite Wrestling--on January 1. Now, after an AEW rally held in Jacksonville, Florida, those involved with the new company have shared many more details, including several names that will make up the roster of the show.

The biggest announcement was the signing of four-time WWE World Champion Chris Jericho, who proclaimed he's "all in on All Elite Wrestling." Jericho, who most recently appeared at New Japan Pro Wrestling's Wrestle Kingdom 13 on January 4, was last seen on WWE programming in April 2018 during the Greatest Royal Rumble pay-per-view.

Joining Jericho on the AEW is another former WWE superstar, Pac, who wrestled for the company as Neville. The two-time WWE Cruiserweight Champion interrupted "Hangman" Adam Page during the rally, leading to the two arguing over who will be the first All Elite Wrestling World Champion. Pac was with WWE between 2012 and 2017.