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  1. The switch thread is a bit of a mega-thread so seeing if we can carve the eShop part of it into its own chat - not going to create a new thread every week but hopefully this will move some of the traffic out the mega-thread. Can I buy from a browser from the eShop ? You need to access the eShop at least once from your Switch before you can buy online. Once you've done that though, yes you can buy online and it'll download automatically. http://www.nintendo.co.uk/Nintendo-Switch/Games/Games-1178441.html eShop Price Comparison www.eshop-prices.com/?currency=GBP How To Access Foreign eShops Specifically looking to set up a Japanese account? Eurogamer have a handy guide here, though the same method applies for all regions. I’m based in Europe… can I log onto overseas eShops? 1) Use a browser to go to accounts.nintendo.com 2) Create a new account 3) Set your region to the one you want, e.g. Japan. NOTE: This can be changed at any time 4) On the Switch, go to SYSTEM SETTINGS > USER > ADD NEW USER. 5) Set icon and nickname (anything memorable will do, but you might want to add ‘JPN’ to the end of the nickname for easy reference) 6) Link this to the account you created in step 2 You can either repeat this step for different territories OR simply use your second account as a floating region, remembering to change the region at accounts.nintendo.com and re-entering your password to agree to the country's specific EULA. NOTE: Any eShop funds you have tied to a specific store (e.g. Japan) will be erased if you switch the account region. ____________ How do I log on to an overseas eshop? Simple: click/press on the eShop icon, then choose the account you want to log in with. Do I have to swap accounts to play overseas games? NO (yippee!). All games show against all accounts Will Japanese/overseas language games show in my local language when I use my local account? Not so far. Game languages support is always on the 'disk' Can I use my credit card to buy from all European countries? Yes. This includes Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Russia, so be sure to check their prices. Can I use my credit card to buy from the US and Japan (and other international stores) ? Unfortunately, no (unless you happen to have a card from that territory). You will have to buy eShop cards from places such eBay, Japan Code Supply or Play-Asia, etc. or use an alternative method (Sorry, no PayPal either). Stocking up with eShop funds has it's disadvantages, however as they can not only be expensive, but should you change your region, any remaining credit will be erased. This goes for changing your main account, too, so please be careful to only top up with the correct amount or as close to that as possible.
  2. So a sequel to one of the best Metroidvanias in recent years (it's great, but no Hollow Knight IMO) got announced on Nintendo's Indie World Direct. So far only Switch announced, but given the first game came out on everything, it's hard to think this won't as well.
  3. Release Date Releases worldwide on the 3rd of March, 2017 Reviews Destructoid - 10/10 Edge - 10/10 Eurogamer - Essential Famitsu - 40/40 GameSpot - 10/10 Giant Bomb - 5/5 IGN - 10/10 Kotaku - "Breath of the Wild is the best Zelda game to date" Metro - 10/10 Polygon - 10/10 Metacritic 2017 Switch Presentation Trailer E3 2016 Trailer Smitty & Aonuma E3 2014 Announcement 2017 Expansion Pass Announcement Expansion Pass Details Comparison between Switch and Wii U versions European Limited Edition Contents Making of Documentary Parts 2, 3, & 4: FAQ (work in progress) Story Progression Combat Shrines Koroks Cooking
  4. At last. Who's who on Animal Crossing, well find out here. Don't forget to add yourself: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KrDETHY2apv5_CTVaMLIAls1JDpgMy4gxw8KBnrssLo/edit#gid=0
  5. Yes, we already have a huge thread for the Wii release of this game. But it's the best JRPG ever (Source: Me) and lots of people will be coming to it new with the new Switch version, so why not a new thread for it? So What Is It? It's the best JRPG ever - I've already told you that (quiet in the back - it is a JRPG). Huge, open worlds, great storyline set on the back of two huge titans, where people and machines now live and are at war with each other. And fantastic characters as well. It's the scope of the game which I fell in love with - MonolithSoft helped with the world design in Breath Of The Wild and the "Hey, that looks interesting! Let's go over there and explore!" is present and correct here as well. So What's New? Upgraded visuals, of course. A new area. A new soundtrack (with the option to change between the old and new). New menus and maps. But most importantly, a 12-15 hour epilogue with new voice recordings of the original cast which (apparently) tie into future games. Oohhhh. Dual audio as well, for those who don't like the English voiceovers. Don't Believe Me? Have Some Reviews! Destructoid -9.5/10 https://www.destructoid.com/review-xenoblade-chronicles-definitive-edition-590201.phtml Eurogamer - Recommended https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-05-27-xenoblade-chronicles-definitive-edition-gently-re-touched-thoughtfully-expanded-take-on-a-modern-classic GameSpot -9/10 https://www.gamespot.com/reviews/xenoblade-chronicles-definitive-edition-review-im-/1900-6417470/
  6. Coming to PC, ps4, switch and xbone in August. <--- Demo available on steam From 1ccgames, the "Space Moth DX" lads. While that game was a rough diamond, obviously inspired by mushihimesama, but with some great fun mechanics and ideas of it's own, this is something else entirely. This is all diamond. The leap in progress they've made from that game to this is shocking! I'll include the "how to play" from the demo below as I'm not too great at explaining game mechanics without tangling myself up in words and confusing people, though I will give it a go and try and keep it concise and clear! Probably best just to read the slides and watch the run I've posted below. https://streamable.com/rzdpov Three difficulty modes. Easy, Normal and Bullet Hell. That run was on the highest difficulty. Four buttons, rapid shot, laser (focus), bullet time (hyper) and bomb. - Kill enemies and you'll automatically collect the blue things they drop - Blue things fill up your hyper gauge - Once that's at least half way full you can hyper - Now when you kill enemies, instead of getting blue things, you'll get gold cubes that are worth loads of points Try to make sure that your multiplier (the number in the bottom left corner) is at 8x before you hyper as the gold cubes are worth more the higher your multiplier. You build your multiplier when your bullets or laser hits enemies, and also by grazing bullets. Grazing bullets also replenishes bombs. If you're not familiar with the term "grazing", it's when you actively "hug" bullets instead of instinctively flying as far away as you can from them! The graze distance is pretty generous in this game. You can use bombs to turn the bullets around you into blue things that'll quickly fill your hyper gauge. So you'll see at the start of my run there, I kill a load of enemies to build my hyper gauge and multiplier, then I hyper, going into bullet time mode, grab all dem sweet sweet cubes, and once the hyper runs out, I use the bomb around a load of bullets to build my hyper up again before trying to build my multiplier back up. Those little astronaut lads replenish some of your hyper gauge while you're in hyper mode, as do the power pickups, so try and leave them until you're hypering to make your hyper last longer! For the boss, it seems like you have to be in hyper mode while you shoot all of it's armoured parts and then you'll get the extra phase at the end. Try to build your multiplier up high before killing him and you'll get showered with huge pale cubes. You can see I'm still working on that part as the cubes were tiny and shit. The game is amazing fun!
  7. After 13 fucking years and a new Anime series, S-E have finally announced a sequel to one of the most unique JRPGs ever. Summer 2021.
  8. Hey there! It has been revealed in Famitsu that the next Ace Attorney game will be set in the Meiji era of Japan (mid 19th century to early 20th century) and is being developed by original series creator and Ghost-Tricker Shu Takumi! Here's a pic of the main character, maybe an ancestor of Nicky boy. He's got a proper Samurai sword and everything! The full title is apparently "Dai Gyakuten Saiban - Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Bouken (Grand Turnabout Trial - The Adventures of Naruhodou Ryuunosuke" Oh, it's for the 3DS BTW. No word of a localisation as yet, but I think AA5 did quite well so keep your fingers crossed. Also, there is an AA6 being developed by the AA5 team which is a more conventional modern-day sequel so wach out for that too.
  9. Eight years before the events of the first game, a young boy named Damon encounters a small injured alien named Fu. Damon decides to take care of Fu while hiding it from government agents who are also searching for Fu. While searching for a way to return Fu to its planet, Damon and Fu become best friends, forming a strong connection. After they finish building a rocket, Damon and Fu say goodbye to each other, with Fu promising to return in 20 years. Fu finally goes home just as government agents attempt to capture him. Twenty years later, and two years after the events of Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes, an adult Damon, who is now the CEO of Nova Enterprises, awaits a happy reunion with Fu. Fu returns in a large spaceship, introducing his cronies, and revealing to Damon that he intends on taking over the world, much to Damon's horror. Damon pleads with Fu to stop, but it is too late. The invasion has already begun. Damon has no choice but to contact Travis Touchdown, a former famous assassin in the UAA. So Travis returns to Santa Destroy from his self-imposed exile. Learning of the situation, Travis must take on a new breed of intergalactic assassins while reuniting with old friends and reconciling Damon and Fu's friendship Prior to development, Grasshopper Manufacture developed and released Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes, which was Goichi Suda's first title in a directorial role since the original No More Heroes game. While the title was made in part as a tribute to indie games, Suda had expressed long-term intentions for the title to be a stepping stone on the path to a proper numbered entry. The ending of Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes even included a playable portion where Travis was controlled in third-person, similarly to previous titles, with a comment from Travis suggesting that development on a mainline sequel had properly commenced. Suda explained in an interview following the release of the game that the playable segment was a prototype they used in development, and that the intention behind its inclusion was to evoke a similar feeling that viewers get from the post-credits teasers in Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. The game was announced at E3 2019 as part of the Nintendo Direct showcase, featuring a reveal trailer of Travis battling alien invaders. Suda had previously explained that the foes which Travis will go up against will be "Avengers-scale" threats, using the recurring supervillain Thanos as a point of comparison. He also made note that Travis' "Death Glove" from Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes would make a return, in a bid to make Travis' skill set more distinct as a video game protagonist, and that the skills he accumulated throughout the game would come into play. Travis is once again voiced by Robin Atkin Downes, while Paula Tiso reprises her role as his wife, Sylvia Christel, who has abandoned the assassin world and is now an internet celebrity and influencer. No More Heroes III is being developed by a core team consisting of the same talent that worked on Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes, alongside external talent, and former Grasshopper Manufacture staff, rounding out the development team at roughly 100 people. Unreal Engine 4 is once again being used as the development engine. Suda51 will be assuming the role as director, writer and designer, with Ren Yamazaki and Nobutaka Ichiki - co-director of Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes and lead director of No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle respectively - returning to the franchise as co-directors. The soundtrack of the game is being composed by Nobuaki Kaneko, drummer of Japanese alternative metal band Rize. While confirming that the game will be able to be played on a regular controller, Suda has stated the game is being heavily designed around the Joy-Con's capabilities, both in and out of combat. He also confirmed that the open world, which was absent from No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle, is likely to make a return, along with new side activities. Debut trailer: Latest trailer: Launches some time 2021.
  10. I'm sure when developers were trying to get on the battle royale bandwagon, when someone suggested Tetris would be a good fit for the genre, they were probably laughed out of the room. But do you know what? That person was right. A surprise shadow drop after the Direct last night, Tetris 99 is you vs 98 other players. Are you good enough to be the last mirrored L-shape standing? I only played a couple of games last night, but I can see it being a long term fixture on my Switch. In my first game, I placed 32/99. In my second 31/99. Need to do better. One caveat: you need Nintendo's Online service to play it. But if you have that, definitely give it a go. It's my kind of Battle Royale. Edit: An invaluable guide:
  11. Football with cars! I'm sure I've seen this tried a few times but this looks like it works - I predict this is going to be massive! It's certainly very fun to watch. PSN owners get it free and I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to get the Steam version too.
  12. After 19 years.... Awesome looking Limited Edition version in Japan:
  13. October 27, 2017 Nintendo's second GOTY in the first year of their new hardware. What a time to be alive.
  14. So, now that there's an actual trailer this seems like a sensible time to post about Monark. Said trailer: It's being released by NiS America in the West, due out early 2022. What has been shown and described of Monark makes me think most of Shin Megami Tensei If... (the 1994 SMT spin-off that provided inspiration for the Persona series). Demon invasion? Check. Trapped in a school? Check. Various potential allies who'll lead you towards different endings? Check. And one of the minds behind this is Ryutaro Ito, planner of Shin Megami Tensei If..., so that probably counts for something too. Will it be any good? No idea. But SMT If... is one of the great un-localised, unmodernised games in the series, so the potential for a modern take on it it certainly appeals to me! Edit: forgot to actually mention who the ex-SMT developers are. Aside from Ito, staff include: Kazunari Suzuki (original Megami Tensei and Shin Megami Tensei writer) Aya Nishitani (the actual Megami Tensei novelist whose work inspired the SMT series) Tsukasa Masuko (composer for the early SMT games, up to and including Soul Hackers)
  15. Looks like Monkey Ball is back! Now, whether it's a good Monkey Ball or not remains to be seen. Probably leaked from the Nintendo E3 Direct. Coming to Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbone, and Xbox Series S|X FEATURING THE RETURN OF MONKEY TARGET
  16. So, this is a weird one. A Suda style - 80's neon style murder mystery on an island populated by alien Gods who are trying to destroy the world in order to rebuild it from scratch. But before they can do that, you must investigate the inhabitants to find out who - amongst an...eclectic bunch, is a murderer and place them on trial with the evidence you've collected. ...Still with me? Just watch the trailer. I've put about 4-5 hours into this since yesterday and it's pretty special. You play a character called Lady Love Dies, an investigator who has been exiled from paradise, but forced to return on the eve of its destruction to solve a murder. On the way, you'll meet a motley bunch of Gods, each one stranger than the last as you try and figure out exactly who is responsible. The map is open world and it's quite relaxing to just wander around, collecting random stuff and occasionally interviewing someone to find out what they know. The game throws you in at the deep end - it takes a couple of hours to get a feel for how it all works, but the characters and world draw you in. There's one main mystery to solve, with a couple of major side quests and a few minor ones as well. You build up relationships with the characters and the more they like you, the more they'll tell you. And the soundtrack is amazing. Like, seriously great. Apparently it's about 10-15 hours long if you aim to try and get most of the evidence. It's a proper unusual beast, full of WTF world building moments. So far, it's a strong recommendation from me, but it definitely isn't for everyone. The game has a 20% discount for the next few days on both Switch and Steam at the minute if you're interested. And seriously, the soundtrack is brilliant. GameSpot gave it a 9/10: https://www.gamespot.com/reviews/paradise-killer-review/1900-6417557/ And PC Gamer gave it 91%: https://www.pcgamer.com/paradise-killer-review/
  17. Looks utterly amazing: It's got a little bits of Super Meat Boy, VVVVV, N++, Escape Goat, and of course Towerfall movement set and midair dash. Single player platformer adventures are still probably my favourite genre, and from the amount I played the single player challenges in Towerfall I trust that this will be another title to look out for. Release later this year.
  18. by Dodge Roll Games Official Site GoG | Steam | Humble | PS4 Release Date: April 5th 2016 ABOUT IMAGES VIDEOS Already got my pre-order in as this is looking like it could be a bit good! Also this bullet is wearing a bandana:
  19. Out this Thursday! £10.99 Reviews have started coming in for Simogo's new game...and it seems pretty special. Eurogamer - Recommended The Sixth Axis - 10/10 Games Revolution - 4.5/5 Basically, it looks and sounds awesome. And even though it's meant to be short (you can get through the game in an hour, apparently), it's that good that you want to replay it often - kinda like Rez, I guess. I really hope it doesn't get drowned out this week. While it's up against the Goose and Zelda on Switch, it looks like it deserves its own limelight hence me starting this thread.
  20. I'm so happy this is getting a release over here! Disaster Report 4 is the latest in the Disaster Report / Raw Danger / SOS: Final Escape series and this release has had a long road to get here. DR4 was originally due to be released on PS3 but then the Japan earthquake happened and the game was cancelled indefinitely. A few years passed and fans were still upset at the cancellation and so new company Granzella (former IREM employees) formed and acquired the rights. They made some PlayStation Home content (£££) and then set to work on developing DR4 again from scratch. I'm currently playing DR1 - it has a lot of terrible dialogue, but the game is oddly serene in its pace as you try to navigate to safety - it doesn't really have strong survival mechanics (like say Don't Starve) but the looming threat that any part of the environment might fall apart at any time. Disaster Report 4 is due early 2020 on PC, PS4 and Switch. Past Releases 2003 - SOS: Final Escape (DR1) - PS2 2007 - Raw Danger! (DR2) - PS2 2009 - Disaster Report 3 (Japan only) - PSP
  21. Hello! Hollow Knight is a platformer on PC (now), Mac (soon) and Nintendo Switch (sometime this year) and it's utterly beautiful & I'm completely in love with it. Release Trailer: It's a mixture between a metroidvania and a Souls-like; you're exploring a non-linear map which is gated by abilities that your character picks up along the way, while also unlocking shortcuts and collecting & spending "Geos" (souls) which you drop when you die and have to corpse run to get them back or lose them forever. The combat seems tailored towards slow, methodical timed attacks & dodging thus far (I'm 2 hours in, so this might change). I'm finding it difficult but fair, although I'm generally rubbish at video games. Here's a video of me ineptly tackling a mini-boss which I think is a good demonstration of how it mixes the two genres (spoilers for about 3 hours into the game): Up the top-left of the screen are my Geos (the numbered icon) and my Spirit, which you can use to either heal (hold B) or fire a projectile (tap B). You gain Spirit by damaging enemies and Geos by killing them. It's £10.99 on Steam at the moment which is an absolute steal: http://store.steampowered.com/app/367520/ The soundtrack is also very very nice, and you can buy it on Steam or stream it on Spotify. The game was due to come out on the Wii U but it's been moved to the Switch instead and comes out later this year, the release date hasn't been confirmed yet. I'm really enjoying it, there's a great sense of exploration and the combat feels brilliant when you get your timing right. The art-style is beautiful and there's also loads of scenery to smash, which I approve of. You should play this game!
  22. Forget next-gen, this has to be the trailer of the year. Oh, and it's a really good game too, if the first reviews are any indication. https://www.destructoid.com/review-huntdown-590605.phtml
  23. Announced for the Switch during this month's Nintendo Direct presentation, World's End Club -originally titled Death March Club - is a puzzle action-adventure video game developed by the Too Kyo Games studio and Grounding Inc. and is published by Izanagi Games. The game is co-directed by Kotaro Uchikoshi (Zero Escape series), Kazutaka Kodaka (Danganronpa series), and Takumi Nakazawa with character designs by Take (Pokémon series). World's End Club is a side-scrolling puzzle action-adventure game set in the late 1990s. The game is fully 3D animated and fully voiced. The story is split into two main modes; action sections where the player solves puzzles, and adventure sections where the player progresses through the main story. The player controls Reycho, a silent protagonist and elementary school student, and the rest of the cast is made up of his classmates. Each of the students has their own powers and abilities - such as the ability to control electricity or be able to throw objects - which is used to solve the puzzles and riddles as you go. Although the player can only control Reycho, the other characters follow behind you and their abilities can be tagged by using a button trigger. The game's been out in Apple arcade for some months now, and has received mainly positive reviews. But besides that, who could say no to a quirky little game which resulted from the co-operation between the minds behind the critically acclaimed Zero Escape and Danganronpa series? Debut trailer: >> Official website. Out this May
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