Mario & Chill Now Available

about X hours ago from
Mario & Chill Now Available

While seemingly every property has its share of passionate fans, there’s something to be said for devotees of Nintendo. The company’s works have been inspiring players since the ’80s, and there’s some really cool artistry to be found throughout the fan community. Musician Tomi Helynt’s latest album, Mario & Chill, evokes the debut decade of Nintendo’s beloved plumber with a soundtrack full of covers of Mario tunes that lean heavily on the use of the synthesizer. The results are really impressive, and fans would do well to give it a listen!

The 80s influence is intentional, but Mario & Chill features tracks that debuted a little more recently. With 12 tracks from games such as Super Mario World, Mario Kart 7 and Bowser’s Inside Story, Helynt has truly covered a strong range of music. There’s even a great cover of Dry, Dry Docks, one of my personal favorite Mario songs!

Mario & Chill is available digitally on a plethora of platforms, including iTunes, Pandora, Apple Music and more.

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Coming to Switch May 28

about X hours ago from
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Coming to Switch May 28

Another critically acclaimed indie title is on the way to Switch in the very near future. Originally released in 2013, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons follows brothers Naia and Naiee as they embark on a journey to save their dying father.

The gameplay in Brothers tasks Naia and Naiee with completing different halves of the same puzzle, in a manner that sounds similar to games such as Resident Evil Zero or My Memory of Us. Players control each brother using a different control stick, but the Switch version will offer an exclusive local co-op experience, as well!

Switch owners won’t have very long to wait to experience Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. The title will release May 28 for $14.99, but those who preorder the game will receive a 10 percent discount.

Best Buy Offering Steelbook for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

about X hours ago from
Best Buy Offering Steelbook for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is almost here and if you preorder the game at Best Buy, you’ll get a spiffy steelbook case to go along with your game.

Preorders for the game are still open, so if you want the steelbook you better act fast!

We recently found out that Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night launches for Nintendo Switch on June 25. Will you be picking up a copy? And if so, are you going to preorder at Best Buy for the steelbook? Start a conversation in the comments.

More Pokémon from the Sinnoh Region Arrive in Pokémon GO

about X hours ago from
More Pokémon from the Sinnoh Region Arrive in Pokémon GO

Pokémon GO players — be on the lookout for more Pokémon from the Sinnoh region! Niantic has announced that Cherubi, Gible, Hippopotas, and many others can now be found in the wild and can be hatched from eggs.

New lure modules have also been introduced, including the Glacial, Mossy, and Magnetic Lures. They will attract Pokémon to the surrounding area and temporarily create a special habitat, and can also potentially enable the evolution of certain Pokémon.

Below is Niantic’s full release on the new content:

Luigi’s Mansion 3 Could Release This Summer

about X hours ago from
Luigi’s Mansion 3 Could Release This Summer

We haven’t heard much about Luigi’s Mansion 3 since it was announced during a Nintendo Direct last September, but it’s looking like it may finally see the light of day soon.

The game has been rated by the Game Rating and Administration Committee in South Korea, which points to the possibility of a summer release. While there was a good chance that Nintendo would be mentioning something about the game’s progress at this year’s E3, this news may be a  sign that it could in fact be launching sometime soon after the show.

Luigi’s Mansion 3’s official site still has the game listed as a working title with a 2019 release date, but a UK retailer recently posted a product listing with a July release date. Whether that’s accurate is still up in the air, but this news does give it some credibility.

Character Customization Returns in Pokémon Sword and Shield

about X hours ago from
Character Customization Returns in Pokémon Sword and Shield

Back in the day, all Pokémon trainers had a tendency to look the same. The last few entries in the series changed that, with a number of clothing options that could be found or purchased in-game to give each character their own unique look. It would appear that the latest games in the series, Pokémon Sword and Shield, will follow in that trend!

The news was essentially confirmed thanks to a t-shirt design contest held through Uniqlo and The Pokémon Company. The contest was held exclusively in Japan, and a grand prize winner has been selected. The winner’s design will be sold by Uniqlo, but it will also appear as an in-game clothing item in Sword and Shield! The shirt, which features Gyarados and a trio of Magikarp, can be seen in the picture from Coro Coro below!

The next issue of Coro Coro will apparently detail much more about Pokémon Sword and Shield, though E3 will also likely provide an ample amount of new information, as well. Stay tuned to Nintendojo for more as it develops!

The World Next Door Receives Versus Mode Update

about X hours ago from
The World Next Door Receives Versus Mode Update

The World Next Door is a very fun and unique video game from developer Rose City Games and publisher VIZ Media. It fuses together a rich narrative with kinetic, exciting action-puzzle gameplay similar to Puzzles and Dragons. It’s been out for a while now on Switch, but Rose City has finally added a much anticipated two-player versus mode!

This update is free to all owners of the game. It will also come preinstalled in all future purchases of The World Next Door. As noted in the accompanying press release, the new Versus Mode “offers players the chance to hone their battle skills in local 2-player battles to see who can claim the title of top spell-caster!” It sounds like a wonderful excuse to return to Emrys and visit Jun and friends.

Ten More Games Revealed For Sega Genesis Mini

about X hours ago from
Ten More Games Revealed For Sega Genesis Mini

If you haven’t yet heard the news, the ‘90s are totally back in the raddest way possible. Between SNES Classic Edition, SNK Mini, and a litany of other retro consoles currently on the market, it was only a matter of time before the arguably second baddest new kid on the block (see what we did there?) made an appearance. Enter: Sega Genesis Mini! The hotly anticipated system is coming with forty games in tow, of which twenty have been previously revealed (which you can read about here and here).

Now, Sega has pulled the curtain back on an additional ten pieces of software that should have people plenty excited. Here’s the press release alongside the list:

Yes, that’s right! Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, is about to bring the hurt with our next set of games coming to the SEGA Genesis Mini. Once exclusive to the SEGA Channel in North America, Mega Man®: The Wily Wars, a compilation of the first three Mega Man® entries, finds a new home on SEGA Genesis Mini! (We said only 40 games, right? Technically, that’s still true!)

Two New Fighters Seemingly Confirmed For Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3

about X hours ago from
Two New Fighters Seemingly Confirmed For Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is barreling its way towards a July 19 release date. We’ve been getting bits and pieces of information about the game ever since it was announced during The Game Awards back in December, but this fresh character “reveal” is fascinating in that it didn’t come via a press release. Instead, fans have learned about these two potential new roster additions thanks to an Amazon listing!

The images in question that have tipped people off to the presence of these characters (which you can see above) come via t-shirt designs that features Elektra and Ant-Man/Giant Man. Neither of the duo have previously been announced as part of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3’s selection of heroes, but this particular Amazon listing comes straight from Marvel itself as it’s part of a line of officially licensed clothing for the game.

Interestingly, the link to the listing is now a dead end. Searching for the piece of apparel on Amazon’s website proves to be a similarly fruitless endeavor. What does it mean? Perhaps someone pulled the trigger too soon on showing off these characters for the game. For now, take this one with a pinch of salt, folks.

Fortnite Is Getting John Wick Content

about X hours ago from
Fortnite Is Getting John Wick Content

John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum is hitting theaters as we type this, but if that isn’t enough of Keanu Reeves’ iconic assassin for you to handle, know that there’s another place the character will be popping up. That place is… well, interesting to say the least: Fortnite! Watch the reveal trailer, below:

Dubbed Wick’s Bounty, the new mode allows players to engage in special matches that reward new skins based on John Wick’s signature look. There’s also a nifty sledgehammer (a fun callback to the first John Wick film) and an in-game nod to The Continental, the series’ neutral zone for killers and crooks of all stripes and creeds. Will you be checking out the new mode? Are you dying to suit up as John? Do you have any sharp pencils laying around? Spill in the comments and on social media!

Don’t hunt what you can’t take down.