Death Mark - gameplay trailer

A strange rumor is spreading in Tokyo’s H city - those who possess the Mark will die. Unexpectedly appearing on the body, a grotesque birthmark, the person who has the Mark will die from unknown causes. Deprived of your memories, you arrived at a mansion rumored to protect the bearers of the Mark. As the doors swing open, the countdown to death has already begun...

GameSpot Video - Pokemon Let's Go Seems Perfect For First-Timers

Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee combine some core Pokemon mechanics with the capture system of Go on Nintendo Switch. Kevin and Tony explain why that combo, plus co-op features and some quality-of-life changes, should make it a great choice for first-time trainers.

IGN Video - Pokemon Go: Full Deoxys Mythical EX Raid Battle and Catch

We fought Deoxys in an invitation-only EX Raid. Watch the full battle, including a successful catch.

IGN Video - NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 Review

NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 features tons of ways to play on your own, with friends or against the world. Playgrounds Championship mode introduces a worldwide ranked league with multiple competitive solo and co-op ladders, while the new single-player Season mode recreates the experience of leading a team through the regular season and playoffs. There are also four-player online matches, co-op matches against AI, enhanced matchmaking with dedicated servers, three-point contests, off-the-wall power-ups, custom matches and more!

Dark Souls: Remastered - another round of footage

Re-experience the critically acclaimed, genre-defining game that started it all. Beautifully remastered, return to Lordran in stunning detail. DARK SOULS: REMASTERED includes the main game plus the Artorias of the Abyss DLC.

Big Buck Hunter and Rapala Pro Series Launch on Switch

– GameMill Entertainment announced today that for the first time, Rapala Fishing Pro Series and Big Buck Hunter Arcade are now both on Nintendo Switch™. The first fishing game for Nintendo's next generation platform will have anglers competing for awards and trophies in a constant flood of tournaments while Big Buck Hunter takes players on big game adventures in the ultimate sportsman's paradise.

Rapala Fishing: Pro Series is looking for new Professional Anglers to sponsor. Pro Series will be a rich console fishing game that will use real Rapala branded lures and equipment. Players will battle for awards and trophies in a constant flood of tournaments as they angle for the top 24 species of fish in some of the best fishing destination spots in North America.

The #1 name in arcade hunting games in the world comes to Nintendo Switch with three exciting big game adventures, 2-player local multiplayer, head-to-head competitions and more! The Switch version also comes with bonus content including three exciting bonus levels.

"We're excited to bring these two beloved franchises to the Nintendo Switch for the first time," said Mark Meadows, Partner of GameMill Entertainment. "These two new games take full advantage of the Switch console bringing competitive and family gaming to the next level."

Big Buck Hunter Arcade for Switch is rated T for Teen and retails for $29.99 and can be found on the eShop. Rapala Fishing: Pro Series for Switch is rated E for Everyone and all major retails and on the Nintendo eShop for $29.99.

Kickstarter - The AAXA S1 Mini projector for Switch

The AAXA S1 Mini projector transforms the Nintendo Switch™ from a 6” single-player screen to an enormous 100” multi-player screen that is portable – allowing gamers to game anytime, anywhere.

The AAXA S1 was conceptualized when AAXA’s engineers watched 4 children struggle to play a racing game on a 6” screen at a crowded airport – an endeavor that ended with some shoving and tears. The AAXA S1 solves this problem by providing a mobile big-screen for the Nintendo Switch (and Android phones) allowing all gamers to enjoy playing without eye-strain, neck cramps, or shoving!

Kickstarter here

Ubisoft talks about why older players might want to check out Starlink: Battle for Atlas

Ubisoft has made it clear that they originally set out to create Starlink: Battle for Atlas for younger players, but obviously they'd like people of all ages to check the game out. In an interview with GamesIndustry, creative director Laurent Malville discusses why older players can have fun with the experience as well.

"In the beginning, we developed the game with 8 to 12 year-olds in mind, but as we progressed with development, we observed that older players were also interested, especially the open-world and the systemic aspects. The game is designed for younger players primarily, but I think that a lot of older players will have a blast with the game. The big thing for us was to make sure we didn't talk down to younger players. Younger players today want to play those big, AAA, open-world experiences, but often the age ratings of those games are not appropriate. It was a point for us to have this big open world game, with some advanced mechanics, but that would be friendly for younger players."

My Nintendo Europe - update for Oct. 16th, 2018

Platinum Points

– 20% discount on HarmoKnight – 100 Platinum Points
– 30% discount on Zelda: Majora’s Mask – 100 Platinum Points

Gold Points

– 30% discount on Persona Q – 60 Gold Points
– 30% discount on Tomodachi Life – 120 Gold Points
– 40% discount on Super Mario RPG – 30 Gold Points
– 40% discount on Super Punch-Out!! – 30 Gold Points

Shovel Knight book by David L. Craddock available today

In 2014, Yacht Club Games released its very first game, Shovel Knight, a joyful 2D platformer that wears its NES influences on its sleeve. This unlikely pastiche of 8-bit inspirations manages to emulate the look, feel, and even the technical limitations of nostalgic titles like Mega Man, Zelda II, and Castlevania III—imbued with a contemporary sense of humor and self-awareness. But how is a fundamentally retro game created in the modern era? And what do the games of the past have to teach today's game designers?

Based on extensive original interviews with the Yacht Club Games team, writer David L. Craddock unearths the story of a fledgling group of game developers who worked so well together at WayForward Games that they decided to start their own studio. From the high highs of Shovel Knight's groundbreaking Kickstarter to the low lows of its unexpectedly lengthy development, Boss Fight presents a new master class in how a great game gets made. Get ready to steel your shovel and dig into this fascinating oral history. For Shovelry!

David L. Craddock lives with his wife and business partner in Ohio. He is the author of Stay Awhile and Listen, a three-part series that chronicles the history of World of WarCraft developer Blizzard Entertainment and Diablo/Diablo II developer Blizzard North; Break Out: How the Apple II Launched the PC Gaming Revolution by Schiffer Publishing; and HERITAGE, a young adult fantasy novel. Connect with David on Twitter or Facebook.

Grab the book here