Silver Chains Freaking Out Switch Owners in Spring

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Silver Chains Freaking Out Switch Owners in Spring

Horror games are a tricky nut to crack. Give the player too much power and the level of threat and fear is eliminated. Make players too weak and they feel overwhelmed and unable to proceed. Developer Cracked Heads Games, in collaboration with Headup, is hoping to find a happy balance with its upcoming game Silver Chains for Nintendo Switch. Check it out:

In Silver Chains, players explore an eerie Victorian mansion. Its mysteries are unraveled through an intricate storyline and puzzle-solving gameplay. Played from a first-person perspective, Silver Chains is touted for its use of Unreal Engine 4, which the game uses to amplify the spookiness of the mansion and its… unearthly inhabitants. However, while it might be tempting to strike back against encroaching foes, Cracked Heads implores players to flee, instead, stating that it’s an “evil you cannot fight.”

Silver Chains is expected to come to Switch in the spring of 2019.

Zeraora is the Next Legendary Coming to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

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Zeraora is the Next Legendary Coming to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

The Year of Legendary Pokémon continues unabated, as word has come of the latest Pocket Monster distribution: Zeraora! The seventh generation Pokémon will be coming to Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon beginning on October 1 and ending November 15. Take a look at its stats:

There’s no word yet on whether Zeraora will be available via Mystery Gift transmission or a code from GameStop, but we’ll update once we find out for sure. Currently, a “pearly” Poipole is available in GameStops everywhere, so go snag a code if you’re interested!

Have you been enjoying the Year of Legendary ‘mon? Share with us in the comments and on social media!

Collector’s Edition of Golf Story Announced

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Collector’s Edition of Golf Story Announced

Golf Story was shown off during 2017’s Summer Nindies Direct broadcast and caught many a viewer off guard. A mix of RPG and golfing mechanics with just a splash of Mario Golf on Game Boy Color for good measure, Golf Story looked full of promise the second its first trailer hit the internet. Flash forward to now and the game has been a great success, living up to its potential and then some. For those who have been wanting a physical copy of Golf Story, take heart, as it’s been revealed that not only is a cartridge coming from Limited Run Games, but also a collector’s edition!

Golf Story from @sidebargames gets physical on the Nintendo Switch next Friday, September 28th 10AM Eastern Time at https://t.co/rZI6STrUid. Check out the amazing Collector’s Edition created by our pals @Fangamer! pic.twitter.com/tQXnKbWuCq

— Limited Run Games (@LimitedRunGames) September 20, 2018

Telltale Games Sees “Majority Studio Closure”

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Telltale Games Sees “Majority Studio Closure”

Telltale Games has made quite a name for themselves over the last few years. With major franchises such as The Walking Dead, Batman and Guardians of the Galaxy under their belt, the studio seemed a safe bet in an industry where safe bets can be few and far between. Unfortunately, after a difficult year, the studio laid off a number of employees before announcing what seems to be the beginning of the end. The company released the following statement on Twitter Friday evening:

While Telltale Games will wrap up some of their current obligations, it would seem a number of projects may not see the light of day. Of course, the more disappointing part of the story is that many talented developers now find themselves without jobs and without a stable source of income.

The video game industry can be a very difficult one to work in, with long nights, tough competition and crunch time being a handful of obstacles facing developers. While more and more developers have found work over the last few years thanks to a burgeoning indie scene, more jobs also means increased competition. Hopefully the developers that now find themselves out of work will be able to find new places of business quickly.

YesOJO Unveils Portable Speaker For Switch

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YesOJO Unveils Portable Speaker For Switch

Whether it’s at home or on the go, there are a number of really cool ways to enjoy the Nintendo Switch hardware. The system’s tabletop mode is a nice way to replicate the home experience while on the road, but those looking for a similar aural experience have, thus far, been out of luck. Fortunately, peripheral maker YesOJO’s latest innovation should give Switch owners a nice audio boost when they play on the go… while also giving the system’s battery a boost, as well!

The company’s new speaker peripheral, which they’ve dubbed the “World’s First Bluetooth Speaker for Nintendo Switch,” works exclusively in tabletop mode, granting the system “rich audio quality with a deep, resounding bass.” The add-on is expected to get 8-12 hours of battery life per charge. However, charging the peripheral with the system plugged in will also charge the Switch unit, making it even more enticing for those that might just have one charger. So far, YesOJO has announced two colors for the unit, both based on different Joy-Con duos. Finally, the speaker will also support additional devices via Bluetooth, as well.

Returning to Luigi’s Mansion on GameCube

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Returning to Luigi’s Mansion on GameCube

Digging around through my video game and console collection the other day, I decided to put my Xbox One into the closet and drag out my GameCube. The system was something I’d really been wanting to fiddle with, as it had been awhile since I’d sat and played anything on it. Flipping through my games, I settled upon Luigi’s Mansion— it’s always been a favorite and I couldn’t remember the last time I’d finished it.

Popping the disc into the system, I sat back and listened to the comforting sound of the ghostly narrator announcing “Nintendo!” in its undead, eerie tone. Quickly, the mansion appeared on-screen and I found myself making a new save file, ready to get ghost-busting. Luigi, shaking with fear, flashlight in-hand, made his way into the doors in search of his brother. I was pumped. Certainly more than Mario’s timid brother!

Did Niantic Accidentally Reveal a New Pokémon?

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Did Niantic Accidentally Reveal a New Pokémon?

While it’s always important to take rumors with a grain of salt, the latest regarding the Pokémon: Let’s Go titles seems to be a bit more believable than most. Apparently, an all-new Pokémon will make its debut in the upcoming pair of Switch titles, but the reveal may have been accidentally spoiled by Niantic. A user on Twitter found this creature in the network stream for Pokémon Go and, well, it could make for an interesting addition to the Pokédex!

The early days of the Pokémon franchise in North America were rife with rumors about unrevealed Pokémon and the hidden methods players had to use to acquire them. While all of them turned out to be bogus, there was a certain excitement that came with each new rumor. It seems only appropriate that the remakes already have their own such rumors floating around. At the very least, it definitely makes for an interesting throwback!

Stay tuned to Nintendojo for more information on Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! as it develops!

Sega Genesis Classics Coming to Switch

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Sega Genesis Classics Coming to Switch

back in the early nineties, Nintendo and Sega were bitter rivals. After the massive success of the NES, Nintendo seemed unstoppable, but the Super Nintendo faced some fierce competition thanks to the plucky Sega Genesis. While those days are long behind us, players can flash back to those halcyon days thanks to Sega Genesis Classics, a compilation headed to Switch this winter!

Priced at $29.99 and arriving both physically and digitally, the upcoming compilation will include more than 50 games originally released on Genesis. The list is fairly impressive, encompassing some of Sega’s biggest franchises, including Sonic the Hedgehog, Alex Kidd, Vectorman and more. The games are expected to have some modern enhancements, such as save states and two-player Joy-Con support.

The compilation was released on multiple platforms earlier this year, but its existence is a bit puzzling considering the recent Sega Ages releases on eShop. Still, for players that may have missed out on Sega’s heyday, the compilation should offer an excellent way to revisit a number of classic titles. Sega Genesis Classics is expected to release later this year.

The Next Splatfest Pits Modern Against Retro

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The Next Splatfest Pits Modern Against Retro

Video game fans are no stranger to the conflict between modern and retro. While some gamers prefer throwbacks to the old-school, others prefer an approach that blazes new trails. Whether it’s the games you play or the clothes you wear, odds are, you have your own personal preference. Regardless, this weekend the Inklings and Octarians will decide which approach is best in the latest Splatfest!

Pearl and Marina have, of course, picked a side so indecisive players can always align with their favorite’s pick. With a steampunk-inspired look, Pearl is on Team Retro. Looking like a member of Daft Punk is Marina representing the Modern era. The Splatfest kicks off Friday September 21 at 9 PM PT, lasting for 24 hours.

Which side will you fall on? Let us know in the comments below!

New Pokémon: Let’s Go Trailer Showcases Legendary Birds

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New Pokémon: Let’s Go Trailer Showcases Legendary Birds

The Pokémon Company’s steady stream of info for Pokémon: Let’s Go: Pikachu! and Eevee continued this morning with another brand-new trailer. This time, the focus is on the original trio of legendary birds, as well as the game’s connectivity with Pokémon Go.

Wild Pokémon encounters in Pokémon: Let’s Go are similar to those in Pokémon Go, but legendary encounters will differ. It had been previously reported that these would be actual battles, but there is an interesting difference from the original games: apparently, legendary Pokémon must actually be knocked out before players will have the opportunity to capture them. As many longtime Pokémon fans can attest, this eliminates one of the more frustrating moments from the original games, in which players that didn’t know any better accidentally knocked out a Pokémon that they wouldn’t be able to capture later on.