Bloo Kid 2 Coming to Switch Next Week

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Bloo Kid 2 Coming to Switch Next Week

Tell me if you’ve heard this one before: a retro-inspired indie platformer is coming to Switch! The eShop is filled with plenty of sidescrollers taking inspiration from 8 and 16-bit classics, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for more, especially if it has a good price and turns out to be good.

Bloo Kid 2 is being developed by winterworks and published by Headup and is an “old-school 2D platformer,” clearly in the vein of SNES titles. The game promises more than 60 secret filled levels of running, jumping, and other platforming shenanigans. Of course, players can also expect a chip-tune soundtrack as well.

Bloo Kid 2 will release on Switch on November 18 but it’s available for preorder now with a 20 percent discount, bringing the price down to $3.99.

The Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Redesign Has Been Revealed

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The Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Redesign Has Been Revealed

When the Sonic the Hedgehog movie trailer was revealed earlier this year, the world was collectively aghast. While every character in pop culture has seen some sort of redesign upon the leap to the big screen, Sonic’s appearance was just plain ugly. Compounding things, the trailer was bafflingly tone-deaf, boasting Coolio’s “Gangsta’s Paradise,” rather than something fun and fast to accompany Sonic’s speed. Well, Paramount took the criticism to heart, redesigning the blue blur and releasing a new trailer to show Sonic in action.

Fans should be thankful to see that the new look hews much closer to Sonic’s classic appearance. Even better, the trailer really showcases Ben Schwartz’s take on Sonic, and the style and humor feel reminiscent of the cartoon Sonic Boom.

Time will tell if Paramount’s changes will truly effect the quality of the film, but this certainly seems to bode well! We’ll know for sure when Sonic the Hedgehog speeds into theaters February 14.

Just Dance 2020 on Wii Outsells PS4 and Xbox One Versions in UK

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Just Dance 2020 on Wii Outsells PS4 and Xbox One Versions in UK

While core gamers tend to move on from one hardware generation to the next, some of the more casual folks out there might be perfectly happy with their older systems. Case in point, the sort of folks who keep the Just Dance franchise a best seller year after year, who have also kept the Wii relevant.

Just Dance 2020 released in the UK last week and while it sold best on Switch, Nintendo also took the number two spot with the 12-year-old Wii accounting for the number two spot. As far as percentage of the total sales, Switch accounted for 55 percent, Wii 21 percent, PlayStation 4 14 percent, and Xbox One 10 percent.

We don’t know whether or not this measure of success is the same around the world, but it really isn’t all that surprising. Wii was an incredibly popular system and is notable for reaching out to more casual gamers in a way most consoles could only dream of, and that audience generally gobbles up the annual Just Dance releases.

Nintendo Surprise Releases The Stretchers

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Nintendo Surprise Releases The Stretchers

Nintendo is generally known for taking their sweet time with games, often announcing major titles years before they eventually see the light of day (Metroid Prime 4, anyone?). However, every so often they’ll throw a random title on the eShop with little to no preamble, and that’s exactly what’s happened with The Stretchers.

The new title is a co-op focused experience in which players work together as an ambulance crew, rushing out to collect injured people to be taken back to the hospital. However, its style and gameplay seems to focus on a much quirkier take on the medical profession. If anything, it looks like’s a mix between crazy taxi and a strange party game.

The Stretchers is available now for download from the eShop for $19.99.

Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Black Friday Bundle Not Quite The Deal It Seems

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Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Black Friday Bundle Not Quite The Deal It Seems

There’s been quite a hullabaloo made about Nintendo’s upcoming Black Friday Switch bundle. The package comes with a baseline Switch model and a digital copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, all for the sweet price of $299. Seeing how the game still sells for $60 both physically and as a download, that’s a pretty nifty savings… right? Well, hold thine horses, dear readers, as all is not well in the Mushroom Kingdom.

It turns out that this particular Switch model being bundled is the original version of the console, not the new, improved one with a much more robust battery life. Here’s a snippet from the official press release that Nintendo put out which reveals this rather pertinent piece of information:

*Includes original Nintendo Switch model HAC-001. Battery performance ranges from 2.5 to 6.5 hours. For more information, see support.nintendo.com/switch/battery.

Three Games Join Capcom’s Platinum Titles List

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Three Games Join Capcom’s Platinum Titles List

Capcom is easily one of the most revered developers in the industry. After decades of prolific output, the studio has accumulated an amazingly devout following of fans. From Ace Attorney to Resident Evil, Capcom has a stable of characters and franchises that’s arguably second only to Nintendo in terms of industry impact and legacy. Thus, it’s not too surprising to hear that three more games from the company have officially sold over a million copies:

[Financial Information]
“Platinum Titles” has been updated.https://t.co/ME0jJ0Ayp7

— Capcom IR (@Capcom_IR) November 7, 2019

Giovanni Blasts Into Pokémon Go

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Giovanni Blasts Into Pokémon Go

Giovanni, the longtime head of bad guy squad Team Rocket, has officially come to the world of Pokémon Go. The mobile title continues to shake things up with new content and activities to partake in, and the addition of Giovanni means that players are going to have their hands full for the foreseeable future. Take a look:

ALERT Team GO Rocket is stronger than ever!!!
ALERT It’s now your turn to defend the world from Cliff, Sierra, Arlo, and of course…Giovanni! #TeamGORocket https://t.co/HUhDaeWHQ2 pic.twitter.com/PH3M6wgHi3

— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) November 7, 2019

Hamster Hosts NeoGeo Sale on eShop

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Hamster Hosts NeoGeo Sale on eShop

Earlier today, Nintendo and Masahiro Sakurai hosted a 45-minute livestream to pull back the curtain on Terry Bogard, the latest fighter to join the cast of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Ever since the character was first unveiled for Smash, a number of fans have questioned whether or not the character deserved a place in the best-selling fighting game of all-time. As a result, Sakurai devoted a majority of today’s presentation to talking up SNK’s classic fighting game efforts.

For Smash fans looking to discover just how Terry Bogard earned his spot, Hamster has announced an eShop sale on a number of NeoGeo titles. The following Arcade Archives games have been discounted from their regular price of $7.99 to $3.99: Fatal Fury, Fatal Fury Special, Garou: Mark of the Wolves, The King of Fighters ’95, The King of Fighters ’97 and The King of Fighters 2000.

The sale lasts from now until November 20. Are you planning on downloading any of these games? Let us know in the comments below!

Terry Bogard Coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Today

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Terry Bogard Coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Today

This morning, Nintendo held a livestream for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate focused on Terry Bogard, the fourth new fighter to join the game as DLC. Masahiro Sakurai was once again on-hand to deliver the news, revealing a ton of new details. Terry’s move set is a bit unique, reflecting his fighting game roots. His Final Smash is Triple Geyser. When it connects, Terry also uses Power Dunk and Buster Wolf.

Every DLC fighter has been accompanied by a new stage, and Terry is no exception. His stage is King of Fighters Stadium, and it plays a bit differently than other Smash arenas. Most notably, the stage is walled off, to give it a similar play style to classic 2D fighting games. Finally, 20 classic SNK characters will appear in the background, and their appearance will change based on the track playing.

Speaking of music, this time around, players will have a whopping 50 tracks to choose from! The tracks aren’t just from the Fatal Fury franchise, but rather the entire history of SNK. According to Sakurai, the 50 tracks were submitted to SNK under the assumption that the publisher would send back a smaller list of approved tracks, but that was not the case!

AlphaDream worked on Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

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AlphaDream worked on Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

The developers at AlphaDream made a name for themselves among Nintendo fans with their work on the cult classic Mario & Luigi series of comedic RPGs. Unfortunately, all that hard work didn’t translate to financial success as the company recently folded in the face of mounting debt. While they had released the 3DS remake of Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story earlier this year, it turns out they had lent their talents to one more project.

Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games was released today, and its credits have revealed that AlphaDream contributed to the project. Big titles from major developers and publishers often have other studios who help contribute, and AlphaDream was apparently among four other studios that helped out Sega.

For those who want to revel in what may be AlphaDream’s final work, Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games launched today in North America and will see a release in other markets November 8.