Moonlighter Announced for Switch

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Moonlighter Announced for Switch

Developer Digital Sun Games has confirmed that Moonlighter, an upcoming indie action-RPG,  will arrive on Nintendo Switch in addition to the other platforms previously announced.

The developer ran a successful Kickstarter campaign for the game back in 2016 which raised $134,276. At the time, it was only planned for PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One.

Moonlighter has a number of roguelike and shopkeeping simulation elements, which you can see in action in the below announcement trailer:

Doom Gets a Switch Release Date

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Doom Gets a Switch Release Date

Many Switch owners were pleasantly surprised a few weeks ago when id Software and Bethesda announced they would be porting Doom to Switch and they weren’t talking about the mid 1993 original. Last year, id rebooted the classic FPS franchise to critical acclaim by eschewing many of the conventions that have come to define the genre while updating the speed and intensity. Now we know when we’ll be able to battle the hordes of Hell on-the-go.

The announcement was made during a recently released video which features the game’s developers discussing the new port. After discussing the game, as well as the process of porting it to Switch’s unique hardware, they revealed a November 10 release date. You can check out the full video below, which shows how the game still looks great and runs smoothly, despite concerns some might have had regarding the Switch’s relative lack of processing power compared to other consoles and high end PCs.

This release date also means Doom will be Bethesda’s first big release among several upcoming titles. Skyrim will launch on Switch on November 17 and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is currently planned for some time in 2018.

New Mario Party: The Top 100 Trailer Debuts

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New Mario Party: The Top 100 Trailer Debuts

Nintendo previously announced Mario Party: The Top 100 for 3DS, a “best of” compilation of the long-running series’ best minigames. Today, Nintendo offered some additional details in the form of a new trailer outlining some of the new game’s modes and Amiibo support.

The game takes place on Minigame Island and gives you several ways to experience the place’s namesake. Alongside friends, you can compete in a minigame Decathalon of five or ten minigames in a row, a best of three or five Championship mode, or change things up with Minigame Match which puts the focus on collecting as many coins as possible. The game also supports download play for up to four systems. Amiibo from the Super Mario Bros. line can also be used to earn extra coins and lives throughout the game while the newer Koopa Troopa and Goomba Amiibo will each instantly unlock a batch of minigames.

Mario Party: The Top 100 releases for the 3DS family of systems on November 10.

New Pokémon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Details and Trailer Revealed

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New Pokémon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Details and Trailer Revealed

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are right around the corner, so Nintendo has started to detail how these new games will expand upon the stellar foundation started with last year’s critically acclaimed entries in the long running series. Today, a new trailer and interview in Japan’s Famitsu magazine has revealed quite a bit about these new games’ story and expanded setting.

In this interview, director Kazumasa Iwao reiterated that the new games don’t serve as a direct sequel, instead they tell a different story that appears to utilize many familiar characters and locations alongside brand-new aspects. The idea of other dimensions and Ultra Beasts will apparently be introduced earlier in the game with the interdimensional Ultra Expedition Team appearing shortly after the game begins. Also, the player will traverse Ultra wormholes throughout the game to visit different worlds, an activity that appears to involve the new “Ultra Warp Ride” mechanic which, based on the trailer, might involve riding legendary Pokémon through the wormholes. Altogether, the director stated Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon will see more substantial changes from its immediate predecessors than previous third versions, like Platinum and Emerald.

Nintendo Download Highlights: 10.12.17

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Nintendo Download Highlights: 10.12.17

Another week, another batch of downloadable goodness. Here are the games that should be on your radar!

88 Heroes – 98 Heroes Edition – $29.95—A platformer that tasks players with completing 88 different levels each within an 88 second time limit. All previously released DLC is being included in this Switch edition.

Wulverblade – $19.99—It’s an old school beat ’em up with gorgeous, hand-drawn visuals and a European aesthetic.

Cross-Platform Play Will be Supported in Crazy Justice on Nintendo Switch

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Cross-Platform Play Will be Supported in Crazy Justice on Nintendo Switch

Good news for those of you planning on downloading Crazy Justice! Whether you’ll be playing the game on Switch, Xbox One, or PC, you’ll all be able to play together thanks to the upcoming cross-play feature that will implemented.

Black Riddle Studios shared the news via Twitter:

We are happy to announce the Cross-Network Play for #CrazyJustice between #NintendoSwitch #PC #XboxOne #indiedev #gamedev #UE4 #indiegame pic.twitter.com/7jMzSPtrAj

The Flame in the Flood Day One Switch Sales Outpace Those of Other Platforms

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The Flame in the Flood Day One Switch Sales Outpace Those of Other Platforms

Within one day of its October 12 launch on Nintendo Switch, The Flame in the Flood has “smashed” publisher Curve Digital’s expectations, with Day One sales outpacing those of all other platforms the game has launched on.

Publishing director Simon Byron has stated that interest in Curve Digital’s upcoming title, Bomber Crew, has peaked due to the success of The Flame in the Flood, and it is now the company’s most wishlisted game prior to launch.

Byron also said the following to MCV:

Why the Secret of Mana Remake Isn’t Hitting Switch

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Why the Secret of Mana Remake Isn’t Hitting Switch

Anyone that’s managed to get their hands on an SNES Classic Edition has likely fired up Secret of Mana and unsuccessfully tried to extricate themselves from in front of their television and back into the real world. Despite being born on Nintendo hardware, however, the upcoming remake of Secret of Mana isn’t heading to Switch or 3DS. This has left many a fan scratching their heads as to why. Thankfully, Redbull got hold of Secret of Mana producer Masaru Oyamada, who had this to say about the issue:

“Development for the title began before the Switch was announced, so it was definitely beyond our expectations to see the level of anticipation for the release on the platform grow this much. In terms of our current circumstance, we are unable to immediately state that this will become available on the Switch, but we hope to continue listening to the various requests from our fans.”

Z-Moves Shown Off in New Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon Trailer

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Z-Moves Shown Off in New Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon Trailer

The Pokémon Company has unveiled the latest peak at Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon on 3DS. Check out the trailer, below:

That’s pretty awesome sauce, all things told. It continues to be evident that Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are by no means mere aesthetic upgrades. These are some fully fledged re-imaginings of the original Sun and Moon, two games that already pushed the Pokémon series forward quite a bit. We’ll have to wait until November to finally play them, but rest assured that we’ll bring you whatever news drops about the duo of titles between now and launch day!

Superbeat: Xonic Gets North American and European Release Dates on Switch

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Superbeat: Xonic Gets North American and European Release Dates on Switch

PM Studios and Acttil have announced that the Switch version of Superbeat: Xonic will arrive in North America on November 21, and in Europe on November 30. The game was originally meant to be available on Switch from October 3.

With 65 tracks ranging from R&B to rock, from techno to K-Pop, there’s a little something for everyone. When it launches next month there’ll even be even more of something for everyone, with the release of the following seven free DLC tracks:

Below is more information about Superbeat: Xonic from PM Studios: