Virtuos Co-Developing Nintendo Switch Final Fantasy Ports

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Virtuos Co-Developing Nintendo Switch Final Fantasy Ports

Though it was announced that Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster and Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age are being ported to Nintendo Switch, it wasn’t immediately made clear who would be helping Square Enix with the task.

We now know that Virtuos will be co-developing the games. For context, this is the same developer that helped bring Starlink: Battle for Atlas, Dark Souls: Remastered, and L.A. Noire to Switch (which we thought was excellent, by the way), so here’s hoping that they’ll be a great fit for the job.

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition Launches with Two DLC Packs

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Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition Launches with Two DLC Packs

Some generous DLC packs have launched alongside Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition for Nintendo Switch. Players can download both the Adventurer Starter Pack and the Costume Pack, both stuffed with cool (and free!) content.

The Adventurer Starter Pack includes items players will stumble across in-game, conveniently delivered right away and all at once. The pack includes:

Meanwhile, the Costume Pack has extra costumes for every playable character in the game. Players receive Customize Packs for Estelle, Flynn, Judith, Karol, Patty, Raven, Repede, Rita, and Yuri.

Awesome Games Done Quick Raises $2.39 Million for Charity

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Awesome Games Done Quick Raises $2.39 Million for Charity

Since 2010, Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ) has worked to raise money for charity, for organizations such as Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières, Organization for Autism Research, and CARE.

On January 13, AGDQ concluded its week-long, 24-hour speedrun marathon in Rockville, MD for Prevent Cancer Foundation and raised a whopping $2.39 million; the event drew more than 2200 attendees, with 219,240 viewers tuning in on Twitch.

A number of Nintendo games were on the docket for the event, including Kirby & The Amazing Mirror (GBA), Donkey Kong Country (SNES), The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask (N64), and Bomberman 64 (N64), among others!

Three 3DS Games Join the Nintendo Selects Line

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Three 3DS Games Join the Nintendo Selects Line

While 2019 could very well be the final year for the 3DS handheld, the system will always be known for the number of terrific titles it has accumulated over the years. Late adopters will be happy to know that a trio of games will be added to the system’s Nintendo Selects line, getting a nice price drop as a result.

Super Mario Maker, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D and Star Fox 64 3D are available starting today for just $19.99. The titles join a number of other great Nintendo Select games, including Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D.

Do you plan on checking any of these games out now that they’ve received a price drop? Let us know in the comments below!

Bedtime Blues Launches this Week

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Bedtime Blues Launches this Week

Five Nights at Freddy’s was an unexpected hit with its unique gameplay and a heavy focus on jump scares that proved incredibly popular, and lucrative, for many YouTubers. Over the years, that trend has slowly receded, but its influence hasn’t completely disappeared yet. Case in point, Bedtime Blues from independent developer HANDMADE Studios.

While the idea of having to watch out for and fend off a homicidal teddy bear with limited resources shows the inspiration from FNaF, Bedtime Blues adds in plenty of new elements. For example, you are free to explore the environment, a child’s bedroom, as you uncover the story and keep the bear at bay with your flashlight. Also, while the game takes place in a 3D, rendered world, the art style is actually quite pixelated for a rather unique look. Check out the trailer below for what the game looks like in action.

Bedtime Blues will sell for $9.99 when it releases on the Switch eShop on January 17.

Rocket League Now has Full Cross-Play Support

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Rocket League Now has Full Cross-Play Support

Nintendo has long been known for being behind the times when it comes to online play and features, and while that is still true to an extent, they have made significant strides in recent years. However, they have been on-top of the cross-platform play trend, allowing Switch owners to compete with players on other consoles in titles like Fortnite and Rocket League. Surprisingly, Sony was very hesitant to follow in its competitors footsteps. While Switch, PC, and Xbox One players were all playing together, Sony wouldn’t let anyone out of the walled garden that was PSN, saying that cross-play simply wasn’t necessary. Players, however, begged to differ as they took umbrage with Sony’s stance, eventually forcing them to reverse course.

Since Sony’s change, Fortnite received cross-platform support but Rocket League players have had to wait until now. Next time you boot up the popular car combat/soccer game and enter matchmaking, there’s a chance you’ll finally be in a lobby with PSN players. Furthermore, cross-platform parties will be implemented soon as well. Though an official date hasn’t been confirmed yet, the game’s next update will add this feature.

Data Mine Hints at SNES Games on Switch

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Data Mine Hints at SNES Games on Switch

Ever since Nintendo started charging for its online services, it has been a somewhat contentious issue. People were excited to learn that subscribing to the service would net you access to a growing library of classic games; however, that library has been growing more slowly than expected and so far it’s been limited to NES games. After the recent efforts of dataminers though, it looks we might see a significant expansion sooner or later.

One dataminer, KappucinoHeck, recently posted a list of SNES games to twitter after finding code for them in some of the files pushed to systems alongside the NES game updates. The number of Nintendo developed classics isn’t surprising, though the inclusions of Star Fox 2 and a few lesser known Capcom gems, Demon’s Crest and Breath of Fire 2, are definitely interesting. Naturally, there are a few left-field titles as well. Check out the full list below:

Star Fox 2 (lol)
Super Punch-Out!!
The Legend of the Mystical Ninja
Super Mario All-Stars
Breath of Fire 2

Stranded: Super Monkey Ball

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Stranded: Super Monkey Ball

Welcome to the inaugural installment of Stranded, a new feature here at Nintendojo where we’ll shine a spotlight on classic video games that have never gotten ported or upgraded to other Nintendo systems! These games have been, for whatever reason, stranded on that original system, and we argue why these games are deserving of another chance at finding an audience.

I can still remember picking up Super Monkey Ball on the launch day of the Nintendo GameCube. While a number of gaming publications had praised the title, I remained skeptical, and planned to hold off on buying the game. I was 16-years-old, and my love for Nintendo often left me defending the company’s “kiddie” reputation from my friends at school. A game with the title Super Monkey Ball certainly wasn’t going to win over any of the Nintendo detractors I dealt with on an all too regular basis. Besides, I was already buying three other games that day! How could I possibly purchase one more?

As I’m sure you’ve already deduced, I ended up buying the game. I got talked into buying it by one of the employees at my local Toys ‘R’ Us. He told me that he and his coworkers spent the whole launch night playing it. I caved, figuring I could always pick up an extra shift at my fast food job.

Switch Getting Dragon’s Lair Trilogy

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Switch Getting Dragon’s Lair Trilogy

Fans of adventure games take note: the legendary Dragon’s Lair is coming to Switch in the form of Dragon’s Lair Trilogy. The compilation is expected to arrive on January 17.

At last, the Dragon’s Lair Trilogy is headed to the Nintendo Switch! Next week, you can experience these beautifully animated arcade classics for yourself anytime, anywhere – no matter where you play! Available January 17th on the Nintendo eShop. https://t.co/TWeykifP2I

— Digital Leisure (@digitalleisure) January 10, 2019

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen Will Include All DLC

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Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen Will Include All DLC

It was a pleasant surprise when Capcom recently announced that Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen will be coming to Nintendo Switch on April 23. The game dropped all the way back in 2012, but has seen a number of re-releases across PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in the years since. Dragon’s Dogma also had a fair amount of DLC, which begged the question as to which of it would be coming along with Dark Arisen when it finally arrives on Switch. If a recent product listing by Amazon is to be believed, Dark Arisen will be bringing all previously released DLC along for the ride… but that’s not all.

The same listing asserts that Dark Arisen will be sold physically, not just digitally, which has been another question that fans have had about the game. What’s more, Dark Arisen‘s Pawn system, an online feature, allegedly won’t require a subscription to Nintendo Switch Online. We say “allegedly” because there’s always a chance that Amazon’s product listing isn’t accurate— if we get official word from Capcom verifying this information we’ll update this article.

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