Project Rap Rabbit Focusing Stretch Goals on Switch

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Project Rap Rabbit Focusing Stretch Goals on Switch

The creators of Parappa the Rappa and Gitaroo Man have combined forces for a new Kickstarter project called Project Rap Rabbit, which is “an all-new, story-led, rhythm-action adventure” according to the developers. It definitely has some promise, as evidenced by the video below:

All was looking good to backers until they saw that the original stretch goal to get Project Rap Rabbit on Switch had a price tag of $4.95 million dollars. Needless to say, this left prospective fans exasperated, as such a high number wasn’t likely to be reached. Acknowledging their displeasure, the project’s Kickstarter page was updated and the team stated that fan response was heard loud and clear, and that the amount would be lowered to a much more reasonable goal.

Are you interested in funding this project? Especially if it will be a Switch game? Tell us below!

New Splatoon 2 Hardware Hitting Europe and Japan

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New Splatoon 2 Hardware Hitting Europe and Japan

Splatoon 2 is looking to be bigger, better, and badder than its predecessor on Wii U, as evidenced by the epic goodies that will be launching alongside the game. As revealed during the Arms Direct, Splatoon 2 will be dropping with a bunch of different accessories and even a new Switch bundle. Check out the gallery below for full details on what’s coming:

These look amazing; this writer is going to be really heartbroken if it isn’t all available in the US when Splatoon 2 arrives on July 21. Japanese and European fans don’t have to worry, at least, as the hardware bundle and accessories have all been confirmed for those regions. One thing that Japan seems to be exclusively getting, however, is a special version of the game that comes with the box… and no game card!

It’s reminiscent of DuckTales: Remastered, which offered players the physical box but a download code inside instead of a disc. Splatoon is huge in Japan in a way that it isn’t quite at the same level as in the West, so it makes sense that the region would be so hyped that some players might want the box even if they only plan to buy the digital version of Splatoon 2. Crazy! And awesome.

Nintendo Download Highlights: 05.18.2017

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Nintendo Download Highlights: 05.18.2017

Busy, busy, busy this week! It’s the typical feast or famine scenario when it comes to the eShops, but when there’s food on the table from Nintendo it’s always worth taking a bite. Let’s get to chomping!

ACA NeoGeo Galaxy Fight: Universal Warriors – $7.99—We chatted this one up last week, but just to remind you, Universal Warriors has hit Switch today! For eight bucks you get to enjoy yet another solid fighting game from NeoGeo. Believe us, there might be a lot of them, but it’s truly a good thing that we keep getting more and more titles from the NeoGeo back catalogue.

Thumper – $19.99—This unique shoot ’em up combines music and violence, all wrapped in some exceptionally stunning visuals. Formally on PlayStation, Thumper looks to offer Switch players some epic action to enjoy at home or on the go. It’s super hard though, so keep that in mind before you buy.

Luxury Pokémon Watch Costs $258,000

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Luxury Pokémon Watch Costs $258,000

Since its release in 1996, Pokémon has become a billion dollar franchise, with The Pokémon Company making $3.3 billion in retail revenue in 2016. Even so, most people will find the price of this designer Pokémon watch staggering.

The Swiss luxury watchmakers RJ-Romain Jerome have created this unique Tourillon Pokémon watch, which you can pick up for a measily $258,000 — pocket change for most people. As listed on RJ-Romain Jerome’s website, the watch features the following as standard:

The design, meanwhile “yields an incredible and captivating 3D effect, such that the characters look animated and ready to pop out at any second.”

Arms “Testpunch” Demo Going Live on May 26

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Arms “Testpunch” Demo Going Live on May 26

In the months leading up to the release of Splatoon back in 2015, Nintendo held a “Global Testfire” demo for the game, essentially an open beta that allowed players to try out the colorful team-based shooter only during set times. That certainly worked well in building up fan excitement for the game, so Nintendo will be repeating the process with a “Global Testpunch” demo for the Switch brawler Arms.

The demo is available to download now from the eShop, but the Global Testpunch event doesn’t kick off until May 26. Below is the full list of dates and times for the demo:

05.26 (North America Only)

Mighty Gunvolt Burst announced for Switch and 3DS

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Mighty Gunvolt Burst announced for Switch and 3DS

Inti Creates is developing a sequel to the 3DS game Mighty Gunvolt called Mighty Gunvolt Burst, and it is coming to both Switch and 3DS.

The developer had intended to announce the game at BitSummit this weekend, but it has been revealed in the latest issue of Famitsu. The sequel will apparently build on the original game’s features and will include a new character growth system, a Burst Combo that adds a bonus score when taking down adjacent enemies, two new playable characters, and HD Rumble with item dowsing on the Switch.

While a release date has not been given, we do know that Mighty Gunvolt Burst will only be available digitally at launch.

Tiny Metal Is Coming to Switch

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Tiny Metal Is Coming to Switch

Area 34 recently announced that its upcoming game, Tiny Metal, is coming to Nintendo Switch.

Tiny Metal is a turn-based tactical strategy game inspired by the likes of Advance Wars. The “simple yet deep gameplay” will apparently be combined with an “engaging story,” which sees players take on the role of Artemisian Lieutenant, Nathan Gries, as he commands his units to victory against the villainous nation of Zipang.

The game will feature 20 campaign missions and will allow players to customise units with multiple upgrade options and it is expected to offer around 8-10 hours of single player gameplay. Its turn-based combat can be seen in the below video:

New Harvest Moon Game Coming to Switch

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New Harvest Moon Game Coming to Switch

Over 20 years ago, a quirky little RPG about farming defied the world’s expectations and turned into a successful franchise that continues going strong. Earlier today, Natsume announced Harvest Moon: Light of Hope, the newest entry in the beloved series, will arrive on Nintendo Switch.

This time around, players start out shipwrecked on the shores of a small, storm-damaged town with a busted lighthouse. As players go about the usual business of living off the land and courting local singles, they will also have to help fix up the town.

Natsume has yet to give a release window for Light of Hope, however they did confirm the game will be playable at E3 when the trade show opens its doors on June 13. Do you plan on checking out the latest title in the Harvest Moon franchise? Let us know in the comments below!

Nintendo Direct Focused on Arms Scheduled For Tomorrow

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Nintendo Direct Focused on Arms Scheduled For Tomorrow

Next month, Nintendo will be launch its next new Switch exclusive, Arms. Nintendo has certainly built hype around the title, but as a brand-new IP, plenty remains unknown. Thankfully, it looks like Nintendo will give fans plenty more details tomorrow.

At 3:00 PM PT/6:00 PM ET tomorrow, Arms will get its very own Nintendo Direct. The majority of the Direct will focus on the title, so it will be interesting to see what new revelations Nintendo is planning for this presentation.

While Arms will be the focus of tomorrow’s video, Nintendo will also release a new trailer for the much-anticipated Splatoon 2. We’ll have more information following the presentation!

Customize New Characters in Sonic Forces

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Customize New Characters in Sonic Forces

Sega has been gearing up for Sonic Forces with a slow trickle of information, but today, they dropped their biggest bombshell yet. When the platformer comes out later this year, players will get to customize and play as their very own anthropomorphized character.

We’ve known for a while that players would get the chance to play as both the classic and modern versions of Sonic through 2D and 3D levels respectively, but this now adds a third way to play to the mix. Players will start off the customization process by selecting one of several animal species (wolf, rabbit, cat, dog, bear, bird, or hedgehog) with each having a special ability ranging from the bird’s double jump to the rabbit’s extended invincibility after being hit. Furthermore, players will have the option to outfit their creations with aesthetic clothing as well as practical gear, such as a grappling hook or flamethrower. Based on the trailer below, it also looks like the custom characters will be playable in both the 2D and 3D levels.

While Sonic Forces doesn’t have a solid release date yet, Sega is planning to launch it near the end of the year. In the meantime, it’s probably safe to assume we will see more about the game at E3 next month.