Nintendo’s eShop Australian listings of Nintendo Switch indicate the third game in Wayforward’s Shantae series coming soon. So prepare to embark on a brand new adventure with Shantae, the hair-whipping belly dancing genie. When she loses her magic, Shantae must team up with her nemesis, the nefarious pirate Risky Boots in order to save Sequin Land from an evil curse. As a pirate, Shantae gains new weapons to advance her quest, slay monsters, battle epic bosses…and hopefully get her magic back in the bargain! But can she really trust her deadliest enemy?
Splatoon was developed by Nintendo’s Entertainment Analysis & Development division, and originated from having a competitive multiplayer ink-based territory control game, which was later expanded to include squids and the ability to swim through the ink. The concept was created by lead programmer Shintaro Sato, who had previously worked on titles in the Animal Crossing franchise. The development team for Splatoon was generally composed of younger Nintendo employees (compared to other titles by the company). The main appeal of the game is its online competitive 3rd person shooter matchups where two teams pick a side and battle it out in these huge special Turf War events hosted under the name “Splatfest”.
Japanese online retailer Rakuten Books listings have leaked a Switch version of the upcoming 3DS title Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido, as well as the Japanese release date and new characters for Mario Tennis Aces, although the digital store front page has been since removed. The screenshots show that, in addition to Mario, Luigi, Wario and Waluigi, Yoshi, Bowser, Donkey Kong, Peach and Rosalina will also be playable.
On March 3, 2017, Nintendo Switch hit store shelves all around the world. Since then, fans have embraced the system’s unique ability to alternate between handheld and TV mode and its ever-growing library of great first- and third-party games.
Let’s take a moment to review some of the highlights from Nintendo Switch’s first year
Associate Product Marketing Manager at NIS America, Inc. has spoken in online interviewrevealing therein interesting information specific to Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana incoming to Nintendo Switch! Ys is a Japanese computer and console role-playing video game series, and Nihon Falcom corporation’s flagship franchise. It started on the NEC PC-8801 in 1987, created by Masaya Hashimoto (director, programmer, designer) and Tomoyoshi Miyazaki (scenario writer). In terms of the number of game releases, Ys is second only to Final Fantasy as the largest eastern role-playing game franchise. Ys is particularly popular in Japan and Korea.
Hi! My name is Judith and I’m currently an Associate Product Marketing Manager at NIS America. I am in charge of all aspects of social media marketing for this title. Ys is an action RPG series that centers around Adol Christin (besides Ys Origins). He’s an adventurer who travels the world (usually with his companion Dogi). The Ys series gameplay has evolved a lot over the past 30 years, with several different styles, but all the games feature fast, addictive gameplay and Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA is no exception! We are aiming for the highest quality possible in all aspects. We anticipate a mid-summer launch. Many Nintendo Switch gamers have compared Ys VIII to the Monster Hunter and Xenoblade series. Also of note is that this is the first time an Ys game has been brought over to a Nintendo home console since Ys III: Wanderers from Ys was launched on the SNES. We believe that the revised localization of Ys VIII better captures the essence of the Japanese language version. That said, language and culture are deeply intertwined and not everything can translate 100% from one language to another; in those cases, we have made sure that the essence of the original is preserved. Please stay tuned for more details specific to the Switch version of this game. As the social media manager, I would like to say a HUGE thank you to all of our supporters who take the time out of their day to talk to us via our social channels like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. It makes me so happy to be able to personally see what everyone has to say, the good and the bad, things we can improve on, and things you are all excited for. Nothing makes me happier than being online and getting to know you all through our games. “
Independent developer Strength in Numbers Studios is proud to announce that Kaet Must Die! will be ready to make players around the world scream, when the scariest and hardest new game on Steam launches on April 5, 2018, with Nintendo Switch™ and Microsoft® Xbox One versions soon to follow. Players can get a taste of the uncompromising challenge of Kaet Must Die! at this year’s Game Developer’s Conference (GDC), as Strength in Numbers will be on-hand and available for playable demos, live streams and developer interviews at GDC Booth Number PL 4255.
Designed to be the most brutal, unforgiving game ever made with plenty of jump scares and unlimited deaths thrown in for good measure, Kaet Must Die! is a first-person, horror puzzle game that finds players taking on the role of Kaetheran, a powerful psionicist who has woken up alone in a dark sewer. Stripped of her powers, and surrounded by an army of unholy creatures who have one mission – to kill her – players must help Kaetheran survive through exploration and deciphering clues to solve puzzles, gain new abilities, and unravel the mystery as to why literally everyone and everything wants her to die.
Available to play publicly for the first time at the Games Developers Conference in San Francisco from March 21 through March 23, Kaet Must Die! will be ready to accept all who think they can avoid the constant threat of death. In the meantime, all are welcome to try their hand at the Kaet Must Die! demo on Steam, featuring an early build of the title’s first level.
“Be prepared to die. A lot,” says Strength in Numbers CEO, Scott Rescheke. “Kaet Must Die! was designed to punish players with its over-the-top difficulty and to appeal to those hungry for a true challenge. We’re looking forward to seeing lots of games journalists die, and die again when we show off the game at this year’s GDC.”
You are Kaetheran, an extremely powerful psionicist with a flair for cyberpunk style. You have awoken in a dank-AF sewer without your mind powers. You must figure out how to escape the sewer without losing your life while the blood witch Annalinnia tries to make you insane.
Kaet Must Die! INCLUDED FEATURES
– Brutal Difficulty Expect to die. A lot. Kaet Must Die! finds players exploring hostile environments filled with enemies around every corner who can kill you with a single to: Turn up the volume and turn down the lights. Kaet Must Die! will make players jump from their seats as they follow cryptic clues and unravel the mystery as to why everyone wants to kill you
– True Horror Turn up the volume and turn down the lights. Kaet Must Die! will make players jump from their seats as they follow cryptic clues and unravel the mystery as to why everyone wants to kill you
– Darkness and Insanity Time spent in the safety of the shadows will cause your insanity meter to rise, drawing the attention of the dreaded blood witch Annalinnia
– Challenging Puzzles Players must pay close attention to their environment, following cryptic clues to solve the game’s many puzzles to proceed. Don’t expect any hand holding or hints
AIAS is a organization that promotes computer and video game entertainment with the annual D.I.C.E. Summit event, where its previously named Interactive Achievement Awards ceremony has been held annually since 1998 in Las Vegas Nevada. Its membership consists of industry professionals, and only professional members who meet a set of minimum criteria are able to vote for the best entertainment software of the year, making it the most prestigious of ceremony.
Once players download the free update and complete the main story, Balloon World will become available, and players just have to find Luigi in each Kingdom and speak with him to get started. In “Hide It” mode, players have a limited amount of time to hide a balloon, while in “Find It” mode, players have the same period of time to locate balloons hidden by other players from around the world. Creative use of captures is key to success! Whether players are hiding balloons or finding them, their Rank will go up based on their high score. While playing Balloon World, the atmosphere will change for each kingdom: for example, it might be raining in New Donk City, or the sun might be setting in Tostarena.”