R-Type Final 2's lead designer says the game won't follow trends by having "bullet hell" gameplay

A traditional SHMUP experience

While SHMUPs are making somewhat of a comeback, much of the genre out there now takes the bullet hell approach. That means there's an insane amount of bullets to dodge, and very tiny spaces to do it. One game that's not going to follow that trend is R-Type Final 2.

In an interview with Eurogamer, R-Type Final lead designer Kazuma Kujo talked about the gameplay fans can expect from this sequel. Longtime fans of the franchise needn't worry, as R-Type Final 2 is going to stay true to its roots.

It's definitely coming away a little bit from the danmaku genre and is going to have a more traditional flow. Even if danmaku was all the rage, R-Type would never be that kind of game!

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp - content update for March 2nd, 2021

[Log-in Bonus] As part of the celebrations for the Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary, all players can now claim the following as special Log-in Bonus: Mario’s hat cushion (available until March 24th)

[Crafting] As part of the celebrations for the Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary, the following collections are now available via Reissue Crafting: Super Mario Wall & Floor Collection, Super Mario (available until March 24th)

Fire Emblem Heroes - content update for March 2nd, 2021

[Summoning] A returning Summoning Focus is now live: Love Abounds. It features the following Special Heroes: Lyn (Wind’s Embrace), Hector (Just Here To Fight), Lilina (Blush of Youth), and Roy (Youthful Gifts) (available until March 16th)

[Resonant Battles] Season 37 of Resonant Battles is now live. The bonus titles are: Fire Emblem Heroes and Fire Emblem: Three Houses (available until March 9th)

[Aether Raids] Season 117 of Aether Raids is now live (available until March 9th)

Bonus Heroes (HP+10, Atk/Spd/Def/Res+4 + Lift+20 and Double EXP and SP if you win a battle): Eir (Merciful Death), Triandra (Nightmare), Lif (Undying Ties Duo), Gustav (Majestic Love), Henriette (Overflowing Love), Alfonse (Uplifting Love), Veronica (Bestowed Love), Lloyd (White Wolf), Alm (Saint-King), and Alfonse (Prince of Askr)

Bonus Structures (Level +1): Infantry School (O, D)

[Arena] The latest set of Bonus Heroes for the Arena is now live: Claude (King of Unification), Annand (Knight-Defender), Erinys (Earnest Knight), Azelle (Youthful Flame), Lex (Young Blade), Dithorba (Cutting Knight), Lugh (Anima Child), Sothe (Zephyr), Lon’qu (Solitary Blade), Sharena (Princess of Askr) (available until March 16th)

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny updated to Version 1.1.1

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny was updated to Version 1.1.1. Check out the patch notes for this update below.

- Added “Balance” option to the Image Quality mode
- Fixed an issue where you could not add a character to your party after completing a DLC scenario while your party was full
- Fixed an issue causing unique characters to rejoin your party after completing a story segment
If you already have more than one unique character, please remove the second and all subsequent unique characters from the Dark Assembly.
- Fixed an issue causing automatic battles to come to an unexpected end
- Fixed an issue causing some magic properties not to behave properly.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Max Raid Battle Event Special Item distribution live

The gift of giving

Pokemon Sword and Shield's Max Raid Battle Event has come to an end, and trainers took down over 874k Pikachu. Due to this success, a Special Item distribution is now live. Hop into the game and grab your Mystery Gift, which is 87 Armorite Ore and 87 Dynite Ore.

Dragalia Lost "Summon Showcase: Divine Deception" video

There's always more content coming to Dragalia Lost. To get a look at what's next, check out the Summon Showcase trailer above!

Bravely Default II "Out Now" Aussie trailer

Bravely venturing down under

Just like the rest of the world, Bravely Default II is now available on Switch in Australia. If you're not sure the game is for you, perhaps the latest trailer will do the trick. You can watch the launch trailer for Australian audiences above.

Katana Kata - more gameplay

Indie souls-like with innovative fight system where you practice your Katana on the path for endless improvement; again and again.

RetroMania Wrestling dev vlog gives an update on console progress

Still in the works

The original plan was to have RetroMania Wrestling out on Switch right now, but things had to get pushed back due to approval. In a new vlog from the developer, we get to see how the console version is coming along. Check it out above!

I Saw Black Clouds set for March 30th, 2021 release

More than a chance of rain

The next FMV thriller from Wales Interactive is right around the corner. I Saw Black Clouds has been confirmed for a March 30th, 2021 release, and you can read a full recap on the game below.

After the unexpected death of a close friend, Kristina returns to her hometown looking for answers, only to unearth a string of dark secrets. The truth turns out to be far more harrowing than she could have imagined…

I Saw Black Clouds is an interactive psychological thriller with supernatural elements and branching storylines. How you connect with the characters and the moral choices you make along the way will affect what you discover, the journey you take, and the resolution you find at the end.

For every decision you make, every interaction, your character’s decisions, personality and relationships are being tracked. You are rewarded with a breakdown to evaluate how you are playing the game. Discover five dimensions of your own personality; honesty, strength, morality, tact and introspection — whilst controlling how the character faces their challenges; denial, acceptance, or guilt. How will you play?