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#7661 Ocelot

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Posted 25 January 2019 - 06:28 PM

It sounds like they're basically restarting Metroid Prime 4 from scratch with Retro this time, so... boy, that's going to take a while. I guess we don't have to worry about getting hyped to see it at every Nintendo Direct, because we definitely aren't going to see it any time soon. To be honest I wonder if it might end up missing the entire Switch generation; if it takes 3-4 years to make it's definitely possible. Samus might be staring down the barrel of a two-generation-long absence from Nintendo home consoles.

 

And I have to wonder what happens to the game Retro Studios has been making until now. The rumours said it was that Star Fox/F-Zero racer, but even those rumours were over a year ago and we never saw anything to even hint at them being real at any of Nintendo's shows. Hopefully whatever they have been working on hasn't been cancelled in favour of Prime 4. They haven't released a new game since Dankey Kang Trapical Freeze in 2013.

 

This is from the senior editor at Game Informer:

 

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I actually sold my Switch late last year, because it was already caked in dust and there was nothing I really wanted to play on it until Bayonetta 3, Metroid Prime 4 and hopefully a Persona 5 port. I'll hop back onto the Switch train once the new, upgraded model comes out (whenever that ends up being).



#7662 Ocelot

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 05:00 PM

Rumours are heating up about this new Switch model thought to be releasing this year. We now have a report from Nikkei saying:

 

Nintendo will release a smaller version of Switch in 2019 that costs less, but removes features to emphasize portability

 

And an artist's mockup of what we might be looking at:
 
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I hope it looks a little sleeker than that, but that's honestly my ideal idea of the Switch: a Vita-sized handheld with non-detachable controls, that can still attach to a dock and connect to a TV. I probably detached the JoyCons to play a game less than five times; I'd much prefer fixed controls in handheld mode and a Pro Controller on the TV.


#7663 Ocelot

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:50 PM

I hope you've got your funderwear on, because it's Nintendo Direct time tomorrow:

 

 

I want to see that Wonderful 101 port and Bayonetta 3, please. Maybe the heavily-rumoured Metroid Prime Trilogy. Thank you in advance, Reggie.



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Posted 13 February 2019 - 03:52 PM

No Bayonetta, but they did drop this Platinum bomb on us.

 



#7665 Ocelot

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 04:53 PM

Those human faces in Astral Chain look absolutely awful, but everything else looks fantastic and I need it now. The demon familiar thing on the chain reminds me of the Wonder Liner in The Wonderful 101, the way you're able to wrap your chain around things in combat. I can't wait to get a feel for how it plays.

 

In other Nintendo Direct news, they're making a full remake of Link's Awakening for the Switch, so here's our next 2D Zelda:

 

 

Here's your Fire Emblem update:

 

 

Oninaki is a new RPG from the director of Chrono Trigger and Parasite Eve:

 

 

And in other stuff that I don't want to embed a bunch of trailers for (see Nintendo's Youtube channel):

- Super Mario Maker 2 is coming to Switch

- Joker's going to come to Smash before April

- Final Fantasy IX is out today

- Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice is coming to Switch

- There's a demo of Daemon x Machina coming later today

- Bayonetta 3 is still in development, but no trailer *sigh*



#7666 Ocelot

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 03:59 PM

Alright you guys, I have what might end up being the best rumour I ever post. I'm going to let the video thumbnail do the talking:

 

 

 

I'm going to die for real if this turns out to be true, and I know I say that a lot but this time it's true. Scalebound? Hideki Kamiya's white whale? Coming BACK? I can't take it.



#7667 Spark

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 12:20 PM

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#7668 Ocelot

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 04:34 PM

Reggie has a personal message for everyone on Twitter, too.

 

What a guy, it's sad to see him go. Even if he could sometimes launch into those wild, meaningless spumes of pure marketing speak, he was a whole lot of fun for all the time he spent as President. Considering just how unethical and cutthroat a lot of the CEOs in this industry are, Nintendo's had really great leadership over the years. And he's definitely going out on a high now that the Switch is doing so well for Nintendo. Farewell, Reggie. Your body is now ready for rest.

 

In other news, remember when Mass Effect Andromeda tanked and we all marveled at how Bioware could have screwed up such a sure thing? But, of course, that was the B-team, right? The real Bioware was hard at work on Anthem, and that was bound to be a huge hit. Well... so far Anthem is reviewing even worse than Andromeda did.

 

And, finally, Microsoft is apparently looking into bringing an Xbox app and Game Pass to... the Nintendo Switch? It sounds like Microsoft is getting into the streaming game, and maybe partnering up with Nintendo to let you stream Xbox One games on your Switch, which is insane to me but also really cool.



#7669 Phaedrus

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 06:05 PM

Anthem is a helluva lot more fun to play than Andromeda was, that's for sure. The flying is so awesome and the combat is satisfying. It's a shame that it's reviewing poorly. People are just rushing through it, same as they did with Destiny and the Division. There's people with 100+ hours on it already complaining there's nothing to do... like, spread out your gameplay a little maybe? I don't get it.

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Yeah, people no life games and that's the constant reason for "There's no endgame content!" rant. Destiny, The Division, and Warframe all have people constantly saying that. When I'm bored while playing any of those 3 games, I try to find people to help. It feels good to help other players, teaching other in turn teaches you and you better understand the game, while going back lets you to see, hear, or do something differently, and it kills boredom.

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#7671 Ocelot

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Posted Yesterday, 05:43 PM

I just played the first couple of hours of Anthem last night and I like it so far. Definitely a better start than Andromeda, at least. There's a bit more of that Bungie-style "Here are ten nouns you must memorise immediately if you want to understand what's going on" storytelling than I would like (Anthem, Cataclysm, Javelin, Freelancer, Bastion, Tarsis, etc. At least this game has a Codex :P), but I find a few of the characters genuinely endearing and it does feel great to fly. I'm only really in it for the main story, so we'll see how it goes from here.

 

OK, video game news! Sick of Nintendo getting all the new hardware rumour spotlight, Microsoft has entered the ring with some juicy Xbox Scarlet rumours courtesy of JeuxVideo (which is in French, so I'm linking to Gematsu's translation). We're looking at two different devices, one an entry-level streamign box named Lockhart (with no disc drive) and a higher-end machine codenamed Anaconda which will be more akin to a traditional Xbox. Both apparently have 1TB NVMe SSDs, which surprises me. They're reporting that these consoles will be announced at E3 2019 and released in 2020 with Halo Infinite and perhaps Ninja Theory's next game as launch titles.

 

And some more on the potential Nintendo/Microsoft teamup, it sounds like Microsoft wants to turn Game Pass into a near-universal streaming system. As in, download the Game Pass app on your Switch to stream Xbox games. Download the Game Pass app on your Smart TV, your phone, your whatever. Going all in on the 'Netflix for games' idea. The world is changing around us.



#7672 Phaedrus

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Posted Yesterday, 06:23 PM

I just played the first couple of hours of Anthem last night and I like it so far. Definitely a better start than Andromeda, at least. There's a bit more of that Bungie-style "Here are ten nouns you must memorise immediately if you want to understand what's going on" storytelling than I would like (Anthem, Cataclysm, Javelin, Freelancer, Bastion, Tarsis, etc. At least this game has a Codex :P), but I find a few of the characters genuinely endearing and it does feel great to fly. I'm only really in it for the main story, so we'll see how it goes from here.
 


If you play more, make sure to explore the Fort inbetween missions. You'll find lots of cool lore, and as the story goes in you'll meet new characters to talk to that have their own little conversation-based story lines. Some recognizable voice talent in there too!




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