Diablo III Eternal Collection Officially Announced for Switch

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Diablo III Eternal Collection Officially Announced for Switch

Yesterday, a report from Forbes leaked, revealing the long-rumored existence of a Diablo III port on Switch. Murmurs about the project had been around for months from several different outlets, but yesterday’s leak seemed far more credible than anything else that had been rumored in the past. Clearly, that must have caused the major players involved to speed up their plans because today, Nintendo and Blizzard officially announced that Diablo III Eternal Collection will arrive on Switch later this year!

Diablo III Eternal Collection is being touted as a “definitive edition” by Blizzard. The title will include the main game as well as the Reaper of Souls expansion, the Rise of the Necromancer pack, and some Switch-exclusive content, including The Legend of Ganondorf armor set! In a change from the PC version, the title’s Adventure mode will be accessible to players right away, without requiring them to complete the single player campaign. Unfortunately, while cross-play has been embraced by Nintendo of late, the feature will not be available, at least at the outset. In an interview with Eurogamer, Blizzard left the possibility open, however.

It’s not available at this time. I wouldn’t ever take anything off the table, it’s something we’re exploring, that we’re interested in. But it is not currently a feature.”

Old School Musical Coming September 13

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Old School Musical Coming September 13

Players looking for 8-bit nostalgia and rhythm-based gameplay have plenty of options on eShop, but there aren’t any titles that combine the two on Switch. Old School Musical, however, will do just that when it arrives next month!

The title follows brothers Tib and Rob as they embark on an adventure inspired by classic 8-bit games. Successfully tapping along to the beat will help the pair clear each level. In a way, it seems similar to Tetris DS, with everything taking place on the same screen. The title features more than 50 tracks by a number of famous chiptune artists, including Dubmood, Hello World, Le Plancton, Yponeko and Zabutom. Developer La Moutarde and publisher Playdius have released a new trailer but be warned: the majority of the video centers more around chickens than it does gameplay!

While the trailer doesn’t give players much to go on, those looking for a slightly better idea of what to expect from the game’s soundtrack can head on over to Soundcloud. The developer has uploaded three of the game’s tracks: Village of Refugees, Magical Flute and IsoCity.

Nintendo Announces Walmart-Exclusive Switch Bundle

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Nintendo Announces Walmart-Exclusive Switch Bundle

Whether it’s for yourself or as a gift, the holiday season has always been a great time to buy a video game console. This year is already proving to be no exception as Nintendo has teamed with Walmart to release a strong option for new Switch owners!

For just $60 more than the cost of a normal Switch console, the Walmart-exclusive bundle includes digital download codes for a pair of multiplayer-focused titles: Mario Tennis Aces and 1-2-Switch. While the latter game has been out since launch, Mario Tennis Aces is a fairly recent release, making this a really good bargain!

The Walmart-exclusive Switch bundle will be available September 5. It will retail for $359.99.

Gone Home Arriving on Switch Next Week

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Gone Home Arriving on Switch Next Week

Over the last year and a half, Switch has played host to a number of ports. While some gamers have found this frustrating, those who never had the chance to enjoy these titles on their initial run have found a lot to love, with the added benefit of playing them on the go. The Fullbright Company and Annapurna Interactive apparently agree, as they’ve announced a Switch port of their 2013 release, Gone Home.

In Gone Home, players take on the role of Katie Greenbriar who, after spending a year abroad, has discovered her house is empty and her family is missing. Set in 1995, the title is a bit on the unconventional side: there are no real puzzles or opponents to overcome. Instead, players must explore the house and discover what happened to the Greenbriar family through notes and possessions they’ve left at the home.

In addition to the main game, the title also features more than 90 minutes of behind-the-scenes features, detailing the making of Gone Home. In addition to the game’s developers, there is also commentary from the musicians and voice actors from the game.

Okami HD is Getting a Vinyl Soundtrack Release

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Okami HD is Getting a Vinyl Soundtrack Release

At this point, Okami is an undisputed classic. Its original release on PS2 didn’t necessarily garner the highest sales, but it left an impact on the gaming community that continued on well into future console cycles. At this point, the game has been ported to just about every major platform since, including the recent release of Okami HD on Switch. Now, the game’s legacy is being carried on by another special release, an orchestrated soundtrack released as part of a quad vinyl set!

This is more than just a bare bones soundtrack set. In addition to the music, a 40 page art book is included alongside some beautifully designed packaging including boxes and slip-cases for the individual records. There are also going to be three versions available based on the design of the actual records, as well. Classic black vinyl is available for purists, while transparent, or “frosted,” white is also an option. The third choice will be a limited run that features the frosted white in addition to “Amaterasu” white and “Cherry Blossom” pink splatter patterns.

The Undertale Collector’s Edition is Coming to North America

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The Undertale Collector’s Edition is Coming to North America

We’ve known that the beloved indie RPG Undertale would be coming to Switch for a while now, but the question of “when” hung in the air up until recently. A couple weeks ago, that question was finally answered when a physical Collector’s Edition was revealed with a release date of September 15. However, that left fans around the world wondering if they too would have the option to purchase this special version of the game.

Thankfully, those fears of missing out can now be alleviated. New listings on Fangamer, for both the Collector’s Edition and a standard physical copy, have been added for North American consumers. The Collector’s Edition will go for $69.99 while the standard will be $29.99. The extra cost for the Collector’s Edition gets you a special box, a gold plated musical locket, a story booklet, a soundtrack CD, and a sheet music booklet.

While this listing doesn’t give an exact release date, it does state the game will come out in September, so expect it to land somewhere in the same ballpark as Japan’s release date.

Doom Eternal Announced for Nintendo Switch

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Doom Eternal Announced for Nintendo Switch

At QuakeCon last week, Bethesda announced that Doom Eternal is coming to Nintendo Switch and will be developed by Panic Button, who also worked on porting the previous entry in the series to the console.

Lots of new gameplay details were revealed, including a new suit, an attachment to the Super Shotgun called the Meat Hook, a new weapon called the Ballista which fires explosive bolts that can pin demons, the return of the Plasma Gun, and much more.

You can check out nearly half an hour of gameplay demos and footage below:

Super Crush K.O. Coming to Nintendo Switch

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Super Crush K.O. Coming to Nintendo Switch

Vertex Pop, developer of Graceful Explosion Machine, has announced their next title for Nintendo Switch: Super Crush K.O., a fast-paced brawler/shoot-em-up hybrid set in the near future.

The protagonist will shoot down robots in a vibrant, richly colored city, to save the world from an AI apocalypse. Players can rack up combos by taking on waves of enemies and juggling them, with the opportunity to get S-rank on every level and to climb to the top of online leaderboards.

There is no set release date for Super Crush K.O. at this time other than a 2019 window. Of course, Graceful Explosion Machine met generally positive reviews, so fans of that game may have something to look forward to in Vertex Pop’s upcoming project!

Ubisoft Cancels Steep for Nintendo Switch

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Ubisoft Cancels Steep for Nintendo Switch

Back in January 2017, Ubisoft pledged to bring three games to Nintendo Switch: Just Dance 2017, Rayman Legends Definitive Edition, and Steep. Only two of those games ever made it to the console (neither one being Steep), and now we’ve learned Ubisoft will no longer be bringing the game to Switch.

Hey @RJISAGAMER! We are wholly dedicated to supporting the live game, and made the decision to stop Steep development on the Nintendo Switch platform to focus on bringing new live content and challenges to Steep players instead. We’ll have more exciting news to share soon.

— Steep (@Steep_Game) August 9, 2018

Haunted Dungeons: Hyakki Castle Announced For Switch

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Haunted Dungeons: Hyakki Castle Announced For Switch

Happinet has announced that dungeon-crawler Haunted Dungeons: Hyakki Castle is coming to the Switch eShop— check out the reveal trailer:

Set in the Edo period of Japan, the game is a single-player RPG that hopes to deliver “a fast-paced, challenging, mysterious, and suspenseful” experience to players. The nominal Hyakki Castle appears on a prison island of the same name and brings with it a variety of monsters based on Japanese folklore.

The game also promises a two-party system unique to console real-time dungeon-crawling RPGs. Haunted Dungeons: Hyakki Castledrops arrives on August 30 and will cost $13.99. Will you be giving this one a download? Share with us below or on social media!