Fear Effect Reinvented Heading to Switch

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Fear Effect Reinvented Heading to Switch

In 2000, Eidos Interactive released Fear Effect for the Sony PlayStation. Taking cues from the survival horror genre, the title featured fixed, pre-rendered backgrounds reminiscent of the Resident Evil franchise. The game released to strong reviews, but the franchise has gathered dust since Eidos was purchased by Square Enix.

Clearly, not everyone has forgotten the franchise, however. Square Enix has announced Fear Effect Reinvented, a remake of the PlayStation original, set for release sometime in 2018! Check out the short teaser trailer below!

Developed by Sushee as part of the Square Enix Collective project, Fear Effect Reinvented looks like it will be a strong option for both fans of the original, and newcomers alike. GamesIndustry.biz conducted an interview with Square Enix’s Phil Elliott, who elaborated on the upcoming title.

Two of Zordix’s Switch Racers Are Getting Physical Releases

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Two of Zordix’s Switch Racers Are Getting Physical Releases

While Wave Race fans have been waiting for a new franchise release since 2001’s Blue Storm on GameCube, Zordix’s Aqua Moto Racing Utopia has helped fill the gap rather nicely. Though we’ve known for some time that the developer would bring the game to Switch, alongside its companion title Snow Moto Racing Freedom, it comes as a bit of a surprise that both titles will also be offered physically.

The information comes from a pair of retailer listings from EB Games Australia. Since the system debuted, Switch has become a bit of a haven for physical releases of indie games. Titles like The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ and Cave Story+ have helped the system fill out an impressive library of indie titles. The pair from Zordix should certainly make for a nice addition!

Do you plan on picking up Aqua Moto Racing Utopia or Snow Moto Racing Freedom when they release on Switch? Let us know in the comments below!

Boxed Versions of Pokémon Gold and Silver for 3DS Come with Cool Stuff

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Boxed Versions of Pokémon Gold and Silver for 3DS Come with Cool Stuff

Both Japan and Europe will be receiving some fantastic boxed versions of Pokémon Gold and Silver that are making us very hopeful that they’ll be brought to North America, as well.

The boxes are made up to look like the games’ original Game Boy Color boxes, though unlike HeartGold and SoulSilver, there will be no physical copy of the game. Inside the boxes you will find a download code, a “manual” with stickers inside, a magnet that looks like the original Game Boy Color Gold and Silver cartridges, and a poster with the Gen 2 Pokémon.

These fantastic boxed versions will retail for 1500 yen each. Pokémon Gold and Silver will release on Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console on September 22. No word on whether these boxed versions will be released in North America.

Poi to Receive Physical Release on Switch

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Poi to Receive Physical Release on Switch

Poi, the indie title from PolyKid that was originally planned for Wii U, is now coming to Nintendo Switch, but it looks like the game will receive a physical release on the console.

EB Games has a listing for a Poi: Explorer Edition, which is to include an extended story, more challenging boss battles, an unlockable soundtrack and digital art book, new costumes and hats exclusive to this edition, and Joy-Con motion control support.

This upcoming edition is priced at $40.00 CAD on EB Games.

Nintendo Download Highlights: 08.18.17

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Nintendo Download Highlights: 08.18.17

A lighter week for the eShops but certainly not a boring one. Read on for the best games to download on Switch and 3DS!

ACA NeoGeo Magician Lord – $7.99— A 2D platformer reminiscent of Ghouls ‘n Ghosts. Jump, die, repeat, and have a lot of fun doing so!

The Jackbox Party Pack – $24.99 + The Jackbox Party Pack 2– $24.99—Multiplayer mayhem that allows up to three other participants to jump in on the action using a smart device. Includes games like You Don’t Know Jack 2015, Bomb Corps, Word Spud and more.

Upcoming Splatfest Announced Alongside New Hardware Bundle

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Upcoming Splatfest Announced Alongside New Hardware Bundle

Though fans are still reeling following the controversy that was mayo vs. ketchup, a second Splatfest has been announced. The theme this time around is focused on super powers, specifically, would you rather have the ability to fly or turn invisible? The drama will unfold on a Switch near you between September 1 and 2.

In related news, for those of you who have yet to purchase a Switch, Walmart is going to be exclusively offering an irresistible new bundle starting on September 8. It retails for $379, but for the extra buck, you’ll get some extra bang. The bundle comes with a download code for Splatoon 2, the console itself, a special carrying case… and the much-desired Neon Pink and Green Joy-Con!

Here’s the full press release from Nintendo:

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom Switch Footage Unveiled

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Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom Switch Footage Unveiled

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom was a pleasant surprise announcement for Switch, so it’s even better to see the game actually running on Nintendo’s latest platform. The new footage is promising, indeed, but don’t take our word for it; check out the trailer below to see for yourselves:

The title is certainly looking sharp. Developer Game Atelier revealed that fans in attendance of Gamescom in Germany on August 22 through 26 will be able to get their hands on a new demo. The title is being created by series co-creator Ryuichi Nishizawa, so hopes are high that The Cursed Kingdom will be another solid return for Monster Boy along with the excellent remake of Wonder Boy III: The Dragon’s Trap. There’s no launch date as of this writing, but the game is expected to drop before 2018.

New Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Trailer Debuts

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New Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Trailer Debuts

This fall, Nintendo and The Pokémon Company will release Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon on 3DS. Full details still remain sparse about the upcoming titles, but the debut of a new trailer today should give fans a hint at what’s in store. Unsurprisingly, Lycanroc’s new Dusk form once again gets som focus, as well!

Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon will focus on the legendary Necrozma, Lunala and Solgaleo as a new mystery unfolds across the Alola region. The titles seem to be more of a sequel to the previous adventure, rather than a third version, but it’s still hard to say for sure, at this time.

Stay tuned to Nintendojo for more information as it develops!

Batman: The Enemy Within Listed for Switch

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Batman: The Enemy Within Listed for Switch

A listing on Amazon US suggests that Telltale’s Batman: The Enemy Within, may be heading to Switch in the near future.

This game picks up around one year after the events of the previous series and features similar story based, point-and-click gameplay. Interestingly, this comes just weeks after several retailers started listing the original game, Batman: The Telltale Seriesfor Switch.

Indeed, recent comments by Job Stauffer, Telltale’s Head of Creative Communications, that “It wouldn’t be unheard if more of our series also made it to Switch” supports the idea that Telltale will bring more of its library of adventure games to a Nintendo audience. This is also bolstered by the recent opening that Telltale posted for a Nintendo Compliance Specialist, to help ensure that their games meet Nintendo’s stringent platform requirements.

Game Freak Shares Their Favorite Pokémon Spin-Offs

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Game Freak Shares Their Favorite Pokémon Spin-Offs

We all have our own preferences when it comes to Pokémon spin-offs (Pokémon Snap being hands down the best of course), but it’s always interesting to hear which games the series’ own developers like best.

In Game Informer‘s latest interview with Game Freak, Junichi Masuda (co-founder, director and producer) and Shigeru Ohmori (Pokémon Sun and Moon director) spoke about which spin-offs they personally prefer. Ohmori naturally chose Pokémon Snap, saying that:

The most fun part for me – this may have been a Japan-only thing – but you could take your game to a convenience store and print out the photos you took and could use them like stickers and put them on things. I just had a lot of fun being able to take the photos in the game and print them out as things that I could use.”