Splatoon 2 Special Demo Includes Online Trial

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Splatoon 2 Special Demo Includes Online Trial

Over the weekend, the Inklings and Octolings battled to decide the better fantasy profession in a Splatfest that pit knights against wizards. The wizards took home the victory, and Switch owners that have yet to try Splatoon 2 couldn’t be blamed for feeling a bit left out. Starting this week, however, everyone can see what the big deal is when the Splatoon 2 Special Demo arrives on eShop. And it even arrives with a couple extra perks!

Those who download the Special Demo will be sent an eShop code allowing for a weeklong trial of Nintendo Switch Online, so players can check out Splatoon 2’s various online modes. Those who end up enjoying the game can purchase Splatoon 2 during the trial period at a 20 percent discount. What’s more, all save data from the demo can be transferred to the full version of the game, as well.

The Nintendo Switch Online trial isn’t simply limited to Splatoon 2. Players will also be able to enjoy other games they own online, such as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe or Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. They’ll also have access to a growing library of classic NES games, such as Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda. The Splatoon 2 Special Demo is available now on eShop. The Nintendo Switch Online trial will begin March 19 at 7 AM PT, lasting through 6:59 AM PT March 25.

Yacht Club Games Teases a New Title

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Yacht Club Games Teases a New Title

Yacht Club Games has announced that PAX East 2019 attendees will be able to get their hands on three of their titles at the show: Shovel Knight: King of Cards, Shovel Knight Showdown, and a mysterious, unnamed game.

All the publisher has said about the new game is, “But… wait… from the shadows… there’s something completely different in store.” They’ve also shared a GIF that shows what appears to be a ninja brandishing a sword, shrouded in darkness, gazing over the ruins of a city in a lightning storm.

Yacht Club Games, which previously handled the release of the Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack, seem to be publishing the title rather than outright developing it.

Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle Coming to Switch

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Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle Coming to Switch

The popular manga and anime Attack on Titan continues to enthrall fans the world over, with its most recent video game foray, Attack on Titan 2, having released on Switch just last year. We rather fancied it, too, making the news that a new installment is coming this summer quite exciting! Check out the reveal trailer:

Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle isn’t a totally new installment in the series, but it does offer a significant amount of content; so much so that it’s being offered as both a digital add-on Upgrade Pack for those who already own the original Attack on Titan 2 as well as a standalone digital and physical offering. For a rundown on what to expect in Final Battle, here’s a bit of the press release:

Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle will feature two new gameplay experiences: A frenetic anti-personnel combat feature using anti-personnel omni directional mobility gear and an all-new wall reclamation mode focused on recovering outside territories. Here, players will have an ability to choose a leader of their squad, pick out the members they want to include – even members who were never together in the original work, and set out to reclaim the lands from the Titans. Thunder Spears will also be equipped for battle for the first time, allowing the take down of the Armored Titan when a normal blade just won’t cut it.

Square Enix Spring Sale Live in the Switch eShop

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Square Enix Spring Sale Live in the Switch eShop

Square Enix has been quite active on Switch since the console’s launch, meaning that there’s a whole swath of games just waiting to go on sale. If you’re one of those who have been waiting for Square to bring the prices down on some of its software offerings, you’re in luck:

Score great digital deals on select #NintendoSwitch titles during our Spring Sale!
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— Square Enix (@SquareEnix) March 15, 2019

Box Art Unveiled For Yo-Kai Watch 4

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Box Art Unveiled For Yo-Kai Watch 4

Yo-Kai Watch 4 is starting to formalize a bit more as developer Level-5 continues to release scraps of information about the highly-anticipated title. The latest preview trailer is in Japanese, but there’s still quite a bit to divine from the footage, as you’ll see below:

Pretty interesting, no? What’s more, Level-5 has also revealed the subtitle for Yo-Kai Watch 4: “Bokura ha Onaji Sora wo Miageteiru,” which roughly translates to “We’re Looking Up at the Same Sky.” That hasn’t been officially announced as the Western subtitle, of course, but it at least provides a potential clue as to what this fourth entry in the series might be dealing with from a thematic standpoint. The box art for the game and announcement tweet can be seen below (which you can click on for a translation on Twitter):

本日3/15(金)発売の「月刊コロコロコミック」(小学館)にて、『妖怪ウォッチ4 ぼくらは同じ空を見上げている』『妖怪ウォッチ ワールド』「妖怪ウォッチ!」の紹介記事が掲載されています!ぜひ、ご覧ください! pic.twitter.com/ZhVFFY3mZk

Buildings Have Feelings Too! Takes City Management to a New Level

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Buildings Have Feelings Too! Takes City Management to a New Level

Switch owners have had a handful of strong options as far as city management sims go, but Buildings Have Feelings Too! should offer a bit of a different take on the genre. As in other games in the genre, players can create and build-up a major metropolitan city, but this time around, the buildings have their own distinctive personalities, hopes and dreams! Developer Blackstaff Games has provided a new trailer for the title, which you can find below.

In Buildings Have Feelings, Too!, making sure each building is thriving is every bit as important as, say, managing the city’s electrical grid. Some buildings may not be happy in certain parts of the city, and will have to be moved to others in order to keep them content and protect them from being demolished. As time passes in the game, new industries start to take shape, causing some businesses to become obsolete. One can only wonder how the buildings will feel about that. Either way, the game certainly looks quirky to say the least!

Buildings Have Feelings, Too! is set for release this summer. Let us know what you think of the title in the comments below!

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu Getting a Comic Book Adaptation

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Pokémon: Detective Pikachu Getting a Comic Book Adaptation

Movie adaptations have long been part of the comic book industry. Heck, the first collaboration ever between Marvel and DC was an adaptation of The Wizard of Oz! While movie adaptations aren’t nearly as prevalent as they once were, some have even gone on to become classics in their own right, like Alien by Archie Goodwin and Walt Simonson. The first live action Pokémon film will follow in this proud tradition with a graphic novel set for release this summer.

Written by Brian Buccellato with art by Nelson Daniel, Pokémon: Detective Pikachu follows the story of the film, as Tim Goodman and Pikachu search for the former’s missing father. Adaptations such as these are usually based off the initial script, rather than a completed film, so the graphic novel will likely have some differences from the version fans see in theaters.

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu will be published by Legendary Comics. No price point has been announced at this time.

The Art of Super Mario Odyssey Announced for the West

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The Art of Super Mario Odyssey Announced for the West

Dark Horse Comics recently announced that it is publishing The Art of Super Mario Odyssey in the west and that it will be available later this year.

Put together by Nintendo and originally released in Japan in September 2018, this companion art book gives more insight into the world and development of Super Mario Odyssey.

“This full-color hardcover volume clocks in at 368 pages and features concept art, preliminary sketches, and notes from the development team, plus insight into some early ideas that didn’t make it into the game itself! Explore the world of Super Mario Odyssey from every angle, including screen shots, marketing material, and more, to fully appreciate this captivating adventure”

Retro Console Roundup

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Retro Console Roundup

If there’s anything that’s exploded in popularity over the past couple of years, it’s the retro video game console. From Nintendo to SNK, developers around the globe have been looking to the past in order to create today’s entertainment. Popular video game systems of old are being dusted off, miniaturized (or completely redesigned), and coated in shiny, HD paint for our consumption. As a result, there are more options than ever and surely a lot of fans are finding themselves confused as to which of these classic consoles is worthy of their cash. Well, as ever Nintendojo has you covered— we’re here to break down some of the more popular and controversial of these plug-and-play systems! For this piece, we’re going to focus on the consoles that feature games that are directly related to Nintendo or are closely adjacent.

Price: $59.99 | Released: 2016 | Included Games: 30

Fortnite Matchmaking Now Pools Switch Players with Mobile

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Fortnite Matchmaking Now Pools Switch Players with Mobile

Fortnite players on Switch will no longer match with those on PS4 and Xbox One in Battle Royale mode after the latest patch.

Instead, players have been put into a separate pool with the mobile versions of the game. According to the patch notes for Version 8.10, Epic Games expects that combining the two platforms will lead to an “on-average better per-game experience for both Mobile and Switch players“. The PS4 and Xbox One pools of players have separately been combined for crossplay matchmaking.

It’s important to note that this change only affects the Battle Royale crossplay matchmaking within the game — it is still possible to play with others on all platforms outside of this.