Imagineer Developing Title for Switch and Two Titles for Portable Consoles

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Imagineer Developing Title for Switch and Two Titles for Portable Consoles

In a recent press release by Japanese developer Imagineer, the company has announced that it is in the process of developing a title for Nintendo Switch as well as two titles for portable consoles.

Back in July 2016, Imagineer merged with its subsidiary Rocket Company; given that Imagineer is hoping to create content that will be highly successful in the industry, the coming together of both companies’ resources will help Imagineer bring its goal to fruition.

There has been some speculation that the two games for portable consoles that are currently in development might be new Medabots 3DS games, as two versions of those games are typically released simultaneously.

Nintendo Badge Arcade Goes Out on a High Note

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Nintendo Badge Arcade Goes Out on a High Note

Last week, we discussed how the 3DS service Nintendo Badge Arcade would be releasing its last new set of content on June 22. Well, that final assemblage of badges has gone live, but apparently Nintendo Badge Arcade isn’t completely done with fans. First off, starting next week fans will be able to enjoy two free plays each day. Secondly, there’s a special Nintendo Badge Arcade 3DS theme available. Finally, there’s a promotion running from June 22 to 29 that sees every dollar spent rewarded with one of four Arcade Bunny badges.

Perhaps most interesting is the notion that Nintendo Badge Arcade apparently has a shot at seeing a revival on Switch. Arcade Bunny alludes to as much in the image above. It would be great to not just see the hyper-customizable stylings of these badges come to Switch, but also the ability to organize games on the hybrid console; as of right now, there’s no folder system or anything like that available to players. We’ll keep you posted as we find out more, but in the interim share your thoughts about the grand experiment that was Nintendo Badge Arcade!

Europe Getting Legacy Edition of Metroid: Samus Returns

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Europe Getting Legacy Edition of Metroid: Samus Returns

Whoa. Sorry, just trying to recover a modicum of composure after basking in the greatness of the Legacy Edition of Metroid: Samus Returns. The upcoming 3DS title is hotly anticipated, particularly because it has been seven years since the last adventure of Samus Aran. While North America will be able to celebrate Samus’s return (see what we did there?) with the Special Edition that was announced during E3 last week, European players have something much more luxurious to play around with. Here’s an image of what comes with Metroid: Samus Returns Legacy Edition:

Here’s an English breakdown of what’s included:

Yeah, if you’re thinking “that’s insane,” it is. It’s also glorious, wondrous, fantastical, and hopefully heading to North America along with the special edition. Sadly, there’s no word on whether or not the Legacy Edition will be coming to our continent, but we’ll keep you posted and let you know once way or the other once we do!

Nintendo Download Highlights: 06.22.2017

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Nintendo Download Highlights: 06.22.2017

A healthy week of downloadable software offerings is upon us, dear readers! Read on for all the big releases and deals the eShops have to offer.

Oceanhorn—Monster of Uncharted Seas– $14.99—Fans of The Wind Waker and adventure games should have Oceanhorn on their radars. It was originally released four years ago on iOS, but developer Cornfox & Bros. reworked the title to play on current-gen hardware. Oceanhorn has a bevy of block-pushing puzzles, sword combat, and bomb bursting that Zelda fans will find very familiar. It’s a solid title, though, which we’ll cover soon in a review!

ACA NeoGeo Fatal Fury 2 – $7.99—Another classic NeoGeo fighting game has arrived on Switch, replete with all the bells and whistles (re: awesome new features) that fans of the ACA series are accustomed to. If you’ve been enjoying Ultra Street Fighter II, definitely consider downloading Fatal Fury 2!

E3: Hands-On With Mario+Rabbids Kingdom Battle

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E3: Hands-On With Mario+Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Most of the people in attendance at E3 weren’t all that surprised to see Mario+Rabbids Kingdom Battle; after all, its existence had been spilled weeks prior all across the internet. What was surprising, at least for me, was how dang well the crossover is shaping up. I hate the Rabbids. Ubisoft’s Rayman-spinoff franchise is just annoying to me, so I’ve largely avoided the series since its inception and was, needless to say, not enthused when I heard the creatures would be teaming up with Mario and company. Man, what an idiot I was for dismissing the game outright. Mario+Rabbids is shaping up to be quite a potential hit for both Nintendo and Ubisoft.

The setup for the game is pretty straightforward crossover territory: a massive space vortex has broken apart the Mushroom Kingdom and brought with it a host of Rabbids. The crazed bunnies must team up with Mario, Peach, Yoshi, and Luigi to set things right. Neat and tidy, the Rabbids find their way into Mario’s world and the hijinx are free to begin. There are four worlds to guide the characters through, and in a first for Mario, the genre of choice for this particular game is tactical RPG. Considering Mario has successfully navigated everything from sports to racing, it’s surprising that the mustachioed one hasn’t already tackled a tactical RPG, but I digress.

Dragon Quest XI Lets Players Visit Past Games in the Series

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Dragon Quest XI Lets Players Visit Past Games in the Series

As part of a recent Dragon Quest XI Nintendo Direct, Square Enix announced a new feature that would be coming to the 3DS version of the game.

Dragon Quest XI lets players collect characters known as Yocchi in order to take on a dungeon called the “Time-Crossing Dungeon” which, when completed, will allow players to visit worlds from past Dragon Quest games. Each Yocchi comes with their own unique appearance and abilities, and you will be able to form a party of up to eight Yocchi in order to defeat the dungeon.

The Yocchi, which can be either collected in-game or traded via StreetPass, are key to solving the various puzzles in these past worlds, and Square Enix has said that fans can expect to see what went on behind the scenes in classic moments from past Dragon Quest games.

Sega Forever Service Announced For Mobile

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Sega Forever Service Announced For Mobile

Sega recently unveiled Sega Forever, a brand new service for mobile which offers users a growing collection of classic games for free.

The number of games available on the service will grow in the coming months and they will include new features which weren’t in their original versions, like leaderboards and cloud saves.

As Sega Forever uses the Unity engine, it could also make it relatively easy to bring the service to other platforms in the future. As Mike Evans, Sega Networks’ Chief Marketing Officer, said in a recent interview with GamesIndustry.biz:

Snake Pass Update Out Now on Switch

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Snake Pass Update Out Now on Switch

Snake Pass, the innovative puzzle platform game featuring a slithering snake, has received a new update on Switch.

As announced by Sumo Digital, the game’s developer, version 1.2 adds the time trial mode to the game (which was previously available on other platforms) and leaderboards, so that you can compare your times against friends. Also included in the update are a number of general fixes for the game.

You can read the full list of changes below:

Death Squared Arrives on Switch July 13

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Death Squared Arrives on Switch July 13

Switch players looking for a puzzling way to spend some time with their friends will soon have a new option in the form of Death Squared from SMG Studio.

In Death Squared, players take control of differently colored cubes they have to move through lethal mazes filled with traps and endless pits. As players progress through the levels, they’ll activate color coordinated traps and obstacles that other players will have to keep an eye out for lest they meet a grizzly end, leading to a game over for everyone. Altogether, the game features 80 stages for one or two players, 40 stages that support up to four players, unlockable content, and a handful of Switch-exclusive levels.

Death Squared releases on Switch eShop on July 13 and while an official price hasn’t been announced, it regularly costs $19.99 on other platforms.