Eden Games explains why Gear.Club Unlimited 2 was chosen for Switch release

Gear.Club Unlimited 2 is Switch exclusive as of right now. Why did Eden Games decide to bring the game over to Switch fans? Eden Games answers that themselves in a NintendoEverything interview.

When we released Gear.Club Unlimited last year, it was a big gamble. We weren’t sure if players would enjoy a motorsport-oriented racing game on Nintendo Switch but in the end, we received a lot of positive feedbacks from players and they seemed happy with our work.

They convinced us that the Nintendo Switch could definitely provide serious simulations, and that its audience was ready to dive into it.

We therefore decided to concentrate exclusively on this platform to get the most out of it and give Switch players the most advanced experience possible. We now have two years of experience on this console and you can feel it in the render of GCU2.

My Nintendo - Rewards update for Dec. 9th, 2018

December Calendar - Super Smash Bros.™ Ultimate

Reward available until: 1/1/2019 at 2 AM [America/New_York]
Redeemable: 1 time
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Mages of Mystralia coming to Switch on Jan. 29th, 2018

To your spellbook! Design your very own spells to fight enemies, explore, and right past wrongs in the kingdom of Mystralia.

In the kingdom of Mystralia, it takes more brains than brawn to succeed. You will face down giant, powerful creatures and navigate treacherous terrain. You will encounter puzzles that confound even the wisest of the old sages. And you must overcome obstacles put in place by people who do not want you to succeed.

Your path will not be easy. In Mages of Mystralia, you play as Zia, a young girl who discovers that she has been born with an innate sense of magic. Unfortunately, magic has been banned, so she strikes off to train on her own to gain some control over her powers. On her journey, she meets other exiled mages and, discovers runes with magical properties and realizes that she can combine these runes in millions of different ways to come up with completely new spells.

The story was written by bestselling author Ed Greenwood, creator of the Forgotten Realms fantasy world for Dungeons and Dragons, which served as the basis for games like Baldur’s Gate and Neverwinter Nights, as well as about 170 fantasy books.

Key Features:

- Design spells to fight enemies, solve environmental puzzles and battle epic bosses

- Powerful yet simple spell crafting system

- Classic action-adventure with over a dozen of distinct regions to explore

- Original orchestral score conducted by Shota Nakama and performed by the Video Game Orchestra at SoundtRec Boston of Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts fame

Mages of Mystralia is coming to Switch on Jan. 29th, 2019.

2018 Gamers' Choice Awards Winners Announced on CBS Telecast

December 9, 2018 (Los Angeles) – Winners of the first ever network gaming and esports awards show, the Gamers’ Choice Awards (www.gamerschoiceawards.tv) were announced today on the CBS broadcast. KISS kicked off the show with an outstanding performance. The iconic Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famers also paid homage to the creative genius of Stan Lee who is credited with laying the foundation for many games and gaming characters.

The top gamers and esports stars were in attendance includingNinja, who brought home three Gamers’ Choice Awards, taking home honors for Fan Favorite Esports Player of the Year, Fan Favorite Gamer Moment and the 2018 Super Nova Honor. Fortniteled the gaming sector with five GCA Fan Favorite Awards.

The Fan Favorite Male and Female Streamers of the Year were TimTheTatman and Pokimane, respectively.

Other winners announced on air included Brooklyn Nine-Ninestar Terry Crews, named Fan Favorite Celebrity Gamer (Actor). His pre-teen son, Isaiah, joined him on stage where Crews proudly said, "Getting closer through gaming, sharing fun times and VR experiences literally made me young again and keeps me young non-stop and I just want to dedicate this award to my son.”

Snoop Doggwas awarded Fan Favorite Celebrity Gamer (Musician). The winners of the other categories, a total of 50, are:
Fan Favorite Game: Fortnite
Fan Favorite Male Gamer/Streamer presented by Overpowered: TimTheTatman
Fan Favorite Female Gamer/Streamer: Pokimane
Most Anticipated Game: The Last of Us II
Fan Favorite Action Game: Marvel’s Spider-Man
Fan Favorite Single Player Gaming Experience: Marvel’s Spider-Man
Fan Favorite Multiplayer Game: Fortnite
Fan Favorite Shooter Game: Call of Duty: Black Ops4
Fan Favorite Celebrity Gamer (Actor): Terry Crews
Fan Favorite Celebrity Gamer (Athlete): Juju Smith-Schuster
Fan Favorite Celebrity Gamer (Musician): Snoop Dogg
Fan Favorite Esports Team: FaZe Clan
Fan Favorite Esports Game: Fortnite
Fan Favorite Esports Player (League of Legends): Faker
Fan Favorite Battle Royale Game: Fortnite
Fan Favorite Fighting Game: DragonBall FighterZ
Fan Favorite Sports/Racing Game: Rocket League
Fan Favorite Family-Friendly Multiplayer Game: Super Mario Party
Fan Favorite Role-Playing Game: Monster Hunter: World
Fan Favorite MMORPG: World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth
Fan Favorite VR Game: Beat Saber
Fan Favorite Mobile Game: Pokémon GO
Most Desired Franchise Resurrection: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Fan Favorite Indie Game: Subnautica
Fan Favorite Gaming Device: PC
Fan Favorite Gaming Convention: TwitchCon
Favorite Streaming Service: Twitch
Fan Favorite Gaming Moment presented by HyperX: Drake plays with Ninja
Fan Favorite Female Voice Actor: Camilla Luddington as Lara Croft (Shadow of the Tomb Raider)
Fan Favorite Character of the Year: Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Marvel's Spider-Man)
Fan Favorite Retro Game: Super Mario Brothers
Fan Favorite Retro Character: Mario (Super Mario Bros.)
Fan Favorite Esports Player (Dota 2): Miracle
Fan Favorite Esports Player (Super Smash Bros Melee): Magn0
Fan Favorite Esports Player (Dragon Ball FighterZ): SonicFox
Fan Favorite Esports Player (CS:GO): s1mple
Fan Favorite Esports Player (Overwatch): Profit
Fan Favorite Esports Player (Rocket League): Squishy
Fan Favorite Esports Player (PUBG): Fuzzface
Fan Favorite Esports Player (Fortnite): Ninja
Fan Favorite Overall Esports Player: Ninja
Fan Favorite Esports Caster Duo: Monte and Doa
Fan Favorite Esports Caster: CouRage
Fan Favorite Esports Event of the Year: Call of Duty: World League Grand Finals
Fan Favorite Esports Moment: Cloud9 Wins Boston Major
Fan Favorite Esports League Format: Fortnite- Community Skirmishes
Fan Favorite Male Voice Actor: Christopher Judgeas Kratos (God of War)
Fan Favorite Collegiate Esports Team Presented by iBuyPower: Ohio State
Fan Favorite Esports Host: Alex 'Goldenboy' Mendez
Fan Favorite Fall Release: Red Dead Redemption 2

Revenge of the Bird King - more gameplay footage

A group of intergalactic super heroes has come to your world, bringing with them a tale of mystery and complete nonsense. Explore, level-up, find secret treasures, and challenge yourself to some good ol' classic jump'n'shoot action in this retro-inspired action/platformer/RPG-lite.

Smash Bros. Ultimate - all Poke Ball Pokemon and Assist Trophies

No need to wait around and hope you see every Pokemon or Assist Trophy in Smash Bros. Ultimate. You can hit up the vids above and check them all out right now!

Switch eShop deals in North America - Dec. 9th, 2018

While there are plenty of details on the Switch eShop coming from the Game Awards sale, there's another round of games with special prices as well. Check out all the non-Game Awards deals below.

Alteric – $1.99 (was $4.99)
Atomine – $4.99 (was $9.99)
Baseball Riot – $2.49 (was $4.99)
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Deluxe Edition – $52.49 (was $69.99)
Brave Dungeon + Dark Witch Story:Combat – $6.29 (was $8.99)
Car Quest – $0.99 (was $9.99)
Defunct – $8.99 (was $14.99)
Dokuro – $7.19 (was $8.99)
DragoDino – $7.49 (was $9.99)
Energy Balance – $1.19 (was $2.99)
Fly O’Clock – $1.33 (was $1.99)
Freedom Planet – $9.74 (was $14.99)
Green Game: TimeSwapper – $1.49 (was $2.99)
Hyper Sentinel – $3.24 (was $12.99)
Immortal Redneck – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Knights of Pen and Paper +1 Deluxier Edition – $10.49 (was $14.99)
Mad Carnage – $3.74 (was $4.99)
Moonfall Ultimate – $9.09 (was $12.99)
NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition – $49.99 (was $99.99)
Neon Chrome – $7.49 (was $14.99)
Nine Parchments – $5.99 (was $14.99)
North – $1.19 (was $2.99)
Paper Wars: Cannon Fodder Devastated – $4.99 (was $9.99)
Pic-a-Pix Deluxe – $6.39 (was $7.99)
Piczle Lines DX 500 More Puzzles! – $6.99 (was $9.99)
Red Game Without a Great Name – $1.49 (was $2.99)
Rogue Aces – $6.49 (was $12.99)
Sally’s Law – $7.79 (was $12.99)
Semblance – $6.99 (was $9.99)
Shadow Bug – $3.59 (was $8.99)
Sigi: A Fart for Melusina – $3.49 (was $4.99)
Sky Force Anniversary – $7.99 (was $9.99)
Spheroids – $5.99 (was $7.99)
Star Ghost – $6.29 (was $8.99)
Startide – $7.99 (was $9.99)
State of Anarchy: Master of Mayhem – $5.59 (was $7.99)
Subsurface Circular – $4.79 (was $5.99)
Tactical Mind – $2.24 (was $2.99)
The Jackbox Party Pack 4 – $14.99 (was $24.99)
The Mahjong Huntress – $3.34 (was $4.99)
The Mooseman – $4.89 (was $6.99)
The Sexy Brutale – $9.99 (was $19.99)
The Swindle – $7.49 (was $14.99)
The Wardrobe – $9.74 (was $14.99)
Velocity 2X – $9.99 (was $19.99)
VSR: Void Space Racing – $0.99 (was $9.99)
Waku Waku Sweets – $29.99 (was $39.99)
Where Are My Friends? – $1.19 (was $5.99)

Digital Foundry Retro - Resident Evil 2 N64 port analyzed

I'll never forget when Resident Evil 2 was announced for the N64. I thought it was a big deal back then, and I still think it is now! I never actually played the port, as I had already played the game on the Playstation. I heard very good things, but never really took a deep dive into the title. Now I can get the full details and expert analysis, thanks to Digital Foundry!

Pokemon News - Pikachu Parade, special Christmas Campaign in Singapore, Pokemon TCG Illustration Contest, Pokemon: Let's GO-themed Gravilogic Switchblades

Pikachu Parade for Hokuriku

- taking place at Mitsui Outlet Park Hokuriku on December 15th and December 16th, 2018

- parade will feature 13 Pikachu mascots marching through the shopping complex

Pokemon Company and Mercatus Malls special Christmas Campaign

- running until December 26th, 2018

- various Pokemon activities will take place at AMK Hub, Jurong Point, and Thomson Plaza in Singapore

- activities include Pikachu and Eevee Dance Parade and Meet and Greet, Pokemon Let’s GO Pikachu/Eevee demo, and carnival games

- check out more pics here

Pokemon Card Game Illustration GrandPrix Contest

- contest where fans have to submit their best and most creative Pokemon TCG illustrations

- runs from December 17, 2018 to March 31, 2019

- theme for the contest is “Scenery with Pokemon”

- Grand Prize (1 winner): 300,000 yen and the submitted illustration will turn into an official Pokemon TCG product

- Semi Grand Prize (1 winner): 100,000 yen

- Runner-ups (4 winners): 50,000 yen

- applicants who don't win anything may be approached to work as an official Pokemon TCG illustrator for Creatures

- contest will be judged by members of The Pokemon Company such as CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara, and other employees

Gravilogic releasing Pokemon: Let's Go-themed Switchblades

- made to celebrate the release of Pokemon Let’s GO

- the design is a special pairing of Cherry and Yellowheart wood

- costs the same as the Basic Hardwood option

- more details here

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon looks set for a retail release

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon is an absolutely fantastic 8-bit entry in the Bloodstained franchise, and last we heard from developer Inti Creates, it was very warmly received by players the world over. It seems that reception might have been enough to warrant a retail release, as the game was just rated by the ESRB. There's no need to rate the game unless it's going to hit retail, so keep an eye out for this announcement soon!