The Legend of Evil Coming to Nintendo Switch

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The Legend of Evil Coming to Nintendo Switch

Springloaded Software has announced they’re bringing their latest title, The Legend of Evil, to Nintendo Switch this week.

The side-scrolling tower defense game (or tower offense, according to Springloaded) has you playing as Bill, a middle manager working for the Demon King. It’s up to you and your army of demons to eradicate all life on earth by bringing on the apocalypse.

Build fortifications and summon procedurally generated monstrosities. You can even fuse together demons to adapt to stronger enemies. Unlock upgrades and bolster your army as you make your way through the campaign.

McDonald’s Latest Happy Meal Giveaway is Legendary

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McDonald’s Latest Happy Meal Giveaway is Legendary

Throughout 2018, The Pokémon Company has celebrated some of the most legendary creatures in franchise history with digital giveaways at retailers like Target and GameStop. Starting this week, McDonald’s locations will have their own giveaway to celebrate the promotion with Happy Meal toys featuring eight legendary Pokémon!

Each week will bring with it a pair of Pokémon toys: Latias and Latios, Reshiram and Zekrom, Tornadus and Thundurus and Dialga and Palkia. Each figure will also be accompanied by a card from the Pokémon TCG. Perhaps the most notable aspect of the promotion is the fact that the toy lineup does not include Pikachu! While it does appear that the electric mouse mascot will appear on one of the TCG cards, this might make this the first time a Pikachu toy hasn’t appeared as part of a fast food promotion since KFC released a set of four Pokémon bean bag toys way back in 1998!

Pokémon Go Continues to be a Cash Cow

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Pokémon Go Continues to be a Cash Cow

There’s profit and then there’s profit. Pokémon Go has had a lot of the latter going on ever since its launch back in 2016. The mobile title might be divisive amongst Pocket Monsters fans, but there’s no denying that it’s an immensely popular game. So much so that in September alone, it was able to rake in $85 million in revenue!

What’s even more remarkable is how that number represents an 89 percent increase compared to the same span of time last year. Pokémon Go‘s continued success landed it as the fourth highest-grossing app in terms of revenue. What’s more, an additional 8.86 million people downloaded the app in September, as well. It’s insane how well Pokémon Go continues to do nearly three years after its launch.

Are you still an avid player of Pokémon Go? Sound off in the comments and on social media!

Rhythm Game Gal Metal Rocking Out On Switch This Month

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Rhythm Game Gal Metal Rocking Out On Switch This Month

The folks at XSEED are always bringing fans some quirky, unique titles to play, and that looks to continue with the impending release of Gal Metal on Nintendo Switch. Peep the trailer, below:

This rhythm game sets itself apart with a special “free-form” way of playing. The Joy-Cons are used as drumsticks and players are able to rock out to the music. Gal Metal launches October 30, with pre-purchases available starting on October 18. There’s a special physical version dubbed the “World Tour Edition” which comes with the day one DLC “Encore Pack” already on the cartridge, as well as special stickers and an instruction manual inside the box.

For those who purchase Gal Metal digitally, the title will cost $29.99 and the Encore Pack will sell for $9.99. The Encore Pack features five new characters to play as with new episodes to complete. Will you be giving this one a lighter in the air when it drops? Scream your reply below or on social media. Just don’t mosh, we don’t want anyone getting hurt!

Octoling Amiibo Unlocks For Splatoon 2 Revealed

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Octoling Amiibo Unlocks For Splatoon 2 Revealed

Splatoon 2’s seemingly endless barrage of new items and gear continues to be a source of delight for fans of the game. Keeping this tradition of fresh goodies alive, Nintendo will be launching a special three-pack of Octoling Amiibo on December 7 (our Euro compatriots get their hands on the pack on November 9). Nintendo has put together a handy video detailing what gear will be unlocked with these new Amiibo once they hit stands:

If you’re not in the mood to watch the video, never fear, as we’ve parsed through it to highlight the pertinent details. Below is a list of what each figure will net you:

Will you be picking this set up once it drops? Share with us in the comments ad on social media!

Ash-Greninja Will Appear in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Ash-Greninja Will Appear in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Over the years, the Pokémon anime has taken quite a bit of inspiration from the video games, but the reverse is rarely true. One major exception is Ash-Greninja. In the cartoon, Ash formed a bond with his Greninja that allowed the two to work completely in sync with one another, taking on a more powerful form, as a result. During this process, Greninja’s appearance would change to share some resemblance with its trainer. When the Pokémon Sun and Moon demo came out two years ago, players were rewarded for playing through it with an in-game version of Ash-Greninja. Now this specific version of the Pokémon is once again returning, this time in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate!

In this morning’s Smash Bros. Blog update, Nintendo confirmed that Ash-Greninja will now appear as part of Greninja’s Final Smash move! The character’s previous Final Smash played up the Pokémon’s ninja inspiration with a fast-paced attack in front of a full moon. While today’s blog update did include a short video showcasing Greninja, the Final Smash was not shown. As such, it’s not known at this time whether the change will merely be an aesthetic one.

Fans won’t have to wait much longer to find out the answer! Super Smash Bros. Ultimate arrives on Switch December 7.

The Darkside Detective: Season 2 Heading to Switch

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The Darkside Detective: Season 2 Heading to Switch

The Darkside Detective: Season 2 is coming to Switch, PC and Mac thanks to a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign.

Like its prequel, which came to Switch earlier this year, the game is a point-and-click adventure following the escapades of Detective McQueen and Officer Dooley, who have to solve a series of six standalone cases in the city of Twin Falls. The series brings a heavy dose of nostalgia for fans of the LucasArts adventure games from the 90s and includes plenty of references to TV shows and films from that era.

The Darkside Detective is a micro-adventure game, consisting of a series of humorous bite-size investigations into the occult and extraordinary. Season 2 picks up from the cliffhanger ending of Season 1 and brings our heroes, Detective McQueen and his sidekick Dooley, through six new investigations into the paranormal and downright bizarre. Join them as they venture to a creepy carnival, explore more of the Darkside and even unwind on a trip to sunny old Ireland…

Indie Dev Says Switch is the Easiest System to Release Games On

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Indie Dev Says Switch is the Easiest System to Release Games On

Indie developers have been flocking to Switch since the console released in 2017, and so it comes as no surprise to hear Luc Bernard, Chief Creative Officer of Arcade Distillery, singing its praises.

Speaking in an interview with Twinfinite, Bernard was asked whether the process of releasing games on all platforms is the same. He replied:

No, each platform has their own set of rules and submission processes. The easiest so far has been Switch. I can’t mention much because of NDAs, but that’s the easiest one. [They’re] fast with emails, easy to get a hold of with developers – Nintendo has done a complete [180]. They’re pretty much how Sony was years ago. Sony was at the height of the indie scene and now it’s become kind of Nintendo who’s like that.

Joggernauts Launch Trailer Unveiled

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Joggernauts Launch Trailer Unveiled

Since the system launched in early 2017, Switch has played host to a number of terrific indie titles across various genres. Players looking for a frantic multiplayer adventure just might have another strong option, as of today. In Joggernauts, from developer Space Mace Games, players take on the role of a team of alien athletes as they switch places in line in order to navigate different areas. In honor of today’s launch, the developer has released a new trailer, showcasing the game’s single and multiplayer options.

Space Mace Games describes Joggernauts as a mix between Overcooked and Bit.Trip Runner, but it also seems to have some Runbow influence, as well. We’ll let you know how the title stacks up to those well-regarded indie titles when our review arrives in the near future!

Joggernauts is now available on eShop for $14.99.

Nintendo Switch Online Gets Modified Version of Zelda

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Nintendo Switch Online Gets Modified Version of Zelda

Alongside the three previously announced NES titles for Nintendo Switch Online in October, Nintendo has also made available to subscribers a modified version of the original The Legend of Zelda called The Legend of Zelda – Living the life of luxury!

In Living the life of luxury!, players start with the max number of rupees, keys and bombs, and already have access to the Arrow, Blue Candle, Bait, and Red Potion. Link has also already acquired the Blue Ring, Silver Sword, Power Bracelet and three Heart Containers.

The game has a red ‘Special’ label visible on the cover and top-right hand side of the screen while playing, and it appears that we may be seeing more of these ‘Special Versions’ of games in the future.