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Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition Complete hitting Switch on June 25th, 2019

The original release PLUS all DLC

After looking for a fresh start, you drift into a small harbor town devastated by a storm. The town has been deserted, but you're never one to back down from a challenge! It will be up to you to help rebuild the town and solve the mystery of the lighthouse...but it won't be easy!

Includes the full game and ALL the DLC (an $18 dollar value)!
Collect important materials to rebuild the town and restore the lighthouse!
Play as a boy or a girl, get married, and start a family!
The Special Edition has new features made specifically for console!

Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition Complete will see release on Switch on June 25th, 2019. The title is priced at $30.

SEGA AGES: Wonder Boy in Monster Land is 'coming soon,' according to SEGA

I wonder when...

It looks like SEGA is gearing up for their next SEGA AGES title. According to the official SEGA AGES website, SEGA AGES: Wonder Boy in Monster Land will be releasing sometime soon in Japan. While we wait for the release date, you can check out some more screens here.

Team Sonic Racing - more gameplay

Team Sonic Racing combines the best elements of arcade and fast-paced competitive style racing. Face-off with friends in intense multiplayer racing, race together across stunning worlds and work together as a team by sharing power-ups and speed boosts. Take control of your racing style - Choose from 3 distinct character types and unlock game changing vehicle customization options to suit your racing style.

Radirgy Swag - debut trailer

Radirgy Swag is making its way to the Switch in Japan on June 13th, 2019, and is priced at 2,000 Yen. This will be a digital-only title.

Thanks to ErmenPalmer for the heads up!

Limited Run Games' standard and collector's edition retail releases for Dragon's Lair Trilogy revealed

Do you dare enter the Dragon's Lair?

We knew that Dragon's Lair Trilogy was going to get a retail release through Limited Run Games, and now we get a look at the packaging and more. Preorders for the above standard edition will open up on May 24th, 2019.

Following that, a Collector's Edition will be available to preorder in limited quantities on May 25th, 2019. This version includes a poster, enamel pin, and arcade cabinet papercraft.

Detective Pikachu's Sebastian would love to return for a sequel

Will Sebastian be back?

Omar Chaparro portrayed Sebastian in Detective Pikachu, and it seems like he had a blast doing so. In an interview with ComicBook.com, Mr. Chaparro discusses his desire to reprise the role in a sequel.

"I really would love to do it, because Sebastian I think has a lot of things to offer. [Sebastian was] supposed to sing a song...he was a big pop star in Ryme City...and for the timing or whatever, we decided not to. I think it will be a very nice opportunity to sing a song for the sequel and to spend more time with my Charizard, which I love."

Smash Bros. Ultimate mod adds in Koopa Kid

No kiddin!

The last few mods for Smash Bros. Ultimate have added in some rather wacky characters that are far, far removed from the realm of Nintendo. The latest mod brings things back to Nintendo's universe with the inclusion of Koopa Kid. Once again, this looks like another top-notch mod. Fans continue to impress with the amount of detail they include with their custom characters.

YIIK devs accused of plagiarism, say the dialog in question was intentionally included

A tribute, or a step too far?

YIIK: A Post-Modern RPG players have caught on to a dialog section included in the game is actually ripped straight from After Dark, a book from novelist Haruki Murakami. The dialog is word-for-word as it appears in the book, which lead some players to believe that the content was plagiarized. When Ackk Studios was approached about the matter, they offered up the following explanation.

“YIIK does intentionally contain allusions to After Dark by Haruki Murakami! That book was an influence on the game and we wanted to pay tribute to it.”

The team went a bit deeper than that, explaining the whole thought process behind the included lines.

“The ‘Proto Woman’ character speaking the words from the novel is part of a distorted reality being presented to Alex; they’re not a character from the regular, grounded reality Alex believes he knows. A regular person would have been written to speak with the intention and knowledge that they were quoting a book. Instead, the role ‘Proto Woman’ plays is more like a pseudo ‘narrator’ of After Dark.

The idea is, Alex has read After Dark, and his fondness for the novel is seeping into his reality with vocal and physical manifestations calling his attention back to the passages of the book now living in his subconscious. In that context, we thought it would not be in-character for ‘Proto Woman’ to cite that their words hail from Murakami’s novel, since they don’t have the awareness that their words are actually an excerpt from a book.

Also, it was our intention for Alex to be utterly bewildered by the things that he’s seeing and hearing all around him. Certainly the YIIK player might realize these are words from After Dark, but we thought it would be difficult for Alex to consciously realize in that moment that he was listening to a direct excerpt of the novel.”

While we often see other pop culture tidbits referenced in games, it's not usually in the form of directly-ripped quotes. Going one step further, neither the book or its author are attributed anywhere in the game.

TerraTech - more gameplay

Design cars, tanks and planes from a huge library of blocks. Scavenge, craft and buy new parts in order to survive and become the ultimate planetary prospector.

Cotton Reboot team talks about the project's inception, new features, and more

Explaining how the reboot came about

Just a couple days ago, we learned about Cotton Reboot, an updated re-release of the X68000 version of the 1991 shoot ‘em up. Wondering why the title is making a comeback now, and how it all came together? Famitsu had a feature with publisher Beep and developer Rocket Engine to find that info out, which you can read up on below.

- Beep’s Mitsuru Maruyama met up with Rocket Engine’s Isamu Kondou via an early issue of a retro PC gaming magazine
- back then, Kondou had created his own X68000 game Valist Leznalt
- the two became friends, and in 2018 they worked together again to rerelease Valist Leznalt on floppy disks
- Rocket Engine has worked on the Trouble Witches series of doujin bullet hell shmups before
- Cotton from the Cotton series was a crossover playable character in one of them
- the Cotton series hasn’t seen a new entry since Cotton Original’s re-release on PS3
- Kondou thought that it was a waste to not use the IP, so he asked Success if they could do something with it
- Success said yes, and then Kondou asked Beep to be the publisher
- the X68000 version of Cotton: Fantastic Night Dreams is more polished than the arcade version
- the X68000 version is better balanced and has more attack patterns for certain bosses
- this is why the X68000 version is the base for this new project
- new features include having Pril Patowle from the Trouble Witches series be the playable character
- there's also an autofire feature
- there will be an Arrange mode that makes the game widescreen and more
- the team is making sure the Arrange mode will not lose the spirit of the original game