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Nike's N64-inspired sneakers launch Sept. 25th, 2019

Get N or Get Out

Nike's upcoming N64-inspired sneakers, which we detailed awhile back, finally have a release date. Fans can look forward to locking down a pair on Sept. 25th, 2019, which is a rather fitting date. The N64 itself launched just a day later here in the states!

The Nike Air Max 97 x Nintendo 64 sneakers feature a grey mesh, matching upper overlays, splashes of green/blue/red/yellow throughout, three small dots on the tongues, which also display “POWER” on the right and “RESET” on the left, an ESRB Game Rating icon on the inside, and a Nintendo-shaped Air Max motif on the heels.

You'll be able to snag a pair of these sneakers for $170. Preorders go live at 10 AM on Sept. 25th, 2019, so make sure you don't miss out!

Dauntless' upcoming "Aether Strikers" weapon detailed

A new way to deal serious damage

Dauntless might not be out on Switch yet, but it's definitely making its way over. When it does launch, Switch players will get to go hands-on with the Aether Strikers, which are launching for other versions of the game next week. Hit up the link below to get a full rundown of what this new weapon can do.

Instead of acting as an extension of self, the strikers function as a catalyst, transforming the very Slayer who wields them into a weapon of flesh and deadly focus. But the aether strikers can only enhance what is already there. If you truly want to master the Way of the Fist – and prove your worth to the Scarred Master – you’ll need to do more than throw a quick punch. Combos. Chains. Mantras. Techniques. Each aspect of the aether strikers must be understood, practiced, and honed to perfection.

Full details here

Fire Emblem: Three Houses' upcoming free and paid DLC detailed

A lot of content is on the way

This week's issue of Famitsu had some new details on future DLC for Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Check out info on Wave 3 and Wave 4 below.

Wave 3

Free DLC

- New playable character: Jeritza (certain routes only)
- New support conversations [presumably featuring Jeritza]
- New activities
- New online features

Paid DLC

- New playable character: Anna
- New monastery facilities
- New online features
- Anna and Jeritza paralogue
- New quests (around 10)
- New activities: Sauna, playing with dogs and cats
- New costumes: Maid, Butler and more
- New battalions: Maid and Butler W

Wave 4

Free DLC

- Side story: Abyss Mode
- New playable characters: Juris, Balthazar, Constanze and Javi [tentative translations]
- New support conversations
- New monastery facilities
- New online features
- New classes (4)
- New enemy monsters
- New hero relics
- New paralogues
- New quests
- New battalions
- New gambits
- New costumes for Byleth (male), Byleth (female) and Sothis

Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout's free update schedule detailed

There's much more than just a photo mode

Check out more screens here

Earlier today, we went over the free photo mode update that would be getting on Oct. 10th, 2019. Now we have some more details on the free update schedule beyond that first feature. Check out the rundown of new content on the way below.

■ Update #1

Release Date: October 10
Content: Photo Mode, Lost Lamb No. 2, and Me and My Puni

Photo Mode

Freely set various filters and frames, change the time of day, depth of field settings, posing, presense or absense of character expression, placement, and more.

Lost Lamb No. 2

An ancient tool specialized in being attacked by Ryza and friends. The amount of damage dealt, number of chains, and the like against Lost Lamb No. 2 will be recorded and you can acquire gems based on your score. (This will become available a little while after the story has progressed after becoming friends with Empel Vollmer.)

Me and My Puni

Raise your own Puni. By feeding it, its stats and appearance will change, and it will bring back items when it goes out on a journey. Enjoy its various transformations while raising your Puni. (This will become available halfway into the story.)

■ Update #2

Release Date: October
Content: “Advanced Exploration Patch” (certain skills upgraded, level cap increased to 99, and weapon upgrades expanded) and “High Difficulty Patch” (adds the “Legend” difficulty mode)

■ Update #3

Release Date: November
Content: Gathering Synthesis level cap increased from 99 to 200.

Indivisible gets an animated intro by Studio TRIGGER and Titmouse

Now that's gorgeous

Check out the FULL animated opening for Indivisible created by Studio TRIGGER and Titmouse with music by Hiroki Kikuta! We are deeply honored to have these titans of the anime and game music industry be a part of Indivisible.

Man, do I appreciate a good animated intro. I'm so happy to see so many games using them lately, including Nintendo with Link's Awakening! The next game to put animation to great use is Indivisible, and they've brought in some top-notch talent to get it done. See what Studio TRIGGER and Titmouse have put together in the video above!

Night School Studio aimed to create an "R-rated Pixar world" with Afterparty

Buzz, look! A demon!

Afterparty is about two recently-deceased friends who find themselves stuck in Hell, and the only way out is to challenge the Devil himself to a drinking game. It's a pretty zany idea, and one that's going to be filled with all kinds of debauchery and heavy topics. According to an L.A. Times interview with Night School Studios' Sean Krankel, the goal of Afterparty was to create something that felt like a Pixar experience, but squarely aimed at adults.

“Post-'Oxenfree,’ we thought, ‘Why not do some crazy world-building?’ In ‘Oxenfree,’ the world is pretty real and the events are not. In ‘Afterparty,’ the events and the world are just insane. There are aspects of it that are grounded because you still need to be connected at a human level, but we thought, ‘Can we make an R-rated Pixar world?’”

Check out the full interview here

Fan-made trailer shows off what Link might look like in Overwatch

Take note, Blizzard!

As far as we know, Link isn't going to ever be a playable hero in Overwatch. That said, after seeing the fan video above, it certainly looks like he'd be a great fit for the game! If fan animators can come up with this idea, imagine what Blizzard and Nintendo could do if they collaborated!

All-new details shared on Afterparty, Switch version coming sometime after Oct. 29th, 2019

Dead and loving it

A bit of good news, bad news with Afterparty today. Good news is that a massive wave of new details have come in for the game, which come straight from a dev blog. The bad news is that the game launches on all platforms on Oct. 29th, 2019...minus Switch. The Switch version is coming after, and we can expect details on that launch "in the next few months." While we wait, make sure to check out the complete dev blog below.

You’ve died and are about to burn in Hell. Instead of getting cozy with the concept of being eternally flayed, you must elbow your way into Satan’s house party and convince him to grant you re-entry to Earth. But (lucky for you?) the only way he’ll consider it is if you can outdrink him.

That’s the premise of Afterparty, our next original game after Oxenfree.

If it wasn’t apparent, our team’s mission these last couple years has been to let players inhabit their own darkly comedic adventure. The game evokes the vibes of Bill & Ted, Superbad, and Beetlejuice, but as a playable bender through Hell’s weirdest districts.

To fulfill this promise, we needed to build a world, mechanics, and story that constantly reinforced the dream of letting players star in their own comedic romp. To that end, here are the key creative pillars we focused on while making Afterparty.

Playing as two besties

First, it was imperative to our crew that you embody not one, but two characters via Afterparty’s leads, Milo and Lola. Over the course of your night in Hell, you’ll explore the peaks and valleys of long-term friendship in ways that haven’t been seen in games before.

Playing as a duo let our writers and designers explore not only the upside of long term friendship, but the pitfalls of knowing too much about each other. The game will pay close attention to how you shape your Milo and Lola; who you relate to more, whose plans you follow through with, and ultimately how you navigate the benefits and compromises of their friendship. By the end of the game, their relationship will be completely formed by your choices.

A new vision of Hell’s denizens

Afterparty’s version of the afterlife draws from all religions, but is firmly rooted in reality. It was a blast developing our own set of rules, deviating from the familiar pitchforks and fire in most interpretations of Hell. Our dead people and demons have jobs, families, and argue over the good parking spot like the rest of us. But they also throw Death Day parties for serial killers.

An unpredictably wild night

Whereas our last game, Oxenfree, had a unifying dilemma that the whole cast was trying to overcome, we wanted to make the situations in Afterparty reflect a much larger cast with their own unique problems. Milo and Lola just happen to stumble through these moments on their own journey, and the game is structured to feel more like a binge-worthy streaming TV series filled with an unpredictable cast.

Win over the demonic band manager who brokers deals in exchange for souls. Dance for the EDM DJ in the middle of the throbbing two-story pile of limbs. Start a fight during the reunion of a grown man with the demon that possessed his toys when he was a kid. Every bar or street corner can lead to another set of strange characters who can help Milo and Lola on their greater journey.

Things to do when you’re dead

Over 30 drinks

In a game where communication is one of the player’s central abilities, we wanted to let players customize how their characters would speak.

So to aid them on their extraordinary quest, Milo and Lola are going to need a little liquid courage. To that end, we’ve created over 30 drinks to get sauced on throughout the game, each providing a different type of personality boost. Think of it like equipping a weapon, but for your words… every bar has a few different drinks that, once imbibed, give extra dialogue choices. Want to talk like a raging psycho? Order a Global Extinction. Fancy some vaudevillian flair? Grab a Great Exhibitionist. Don’t even ask what a Jeffery Bomber does.

Friends in low places

Like the best nights out, it’s about the friends you make, ditch, or piss off along the way. We’ve structured Afterparty in a way that tries to reflect those bumpy nights, so depending on who you interact with along the way, you’ll bump into a variety of folks again later in the game, many of whom may become crucial in your quest to take down Satan.

Pub games

It wouldn’t be a night on the town if you didn’t get a chance to compete in stupid games against the weirdos you meet. Beer pong, dance-offs, and shot stacking competitions will pop up when you least expect them, adding another dimension to the story.

All of these design and story choices gave us the foundation to create our weird underworld. We hope you’ll join Milo and Lola on their quest to escape Hell, or at least throw a few back with the dead

Pokemon GO Safari Zone Montreal now live, Yanma spawning in increased amounts worldwide, Mewtwo Raid Hour rescheduling

There's a lot going on in Pokemon GO!

There's some important details to discuss about Pokemon GO today, and first up is the Safari Zone in Montreal, Canada. That event has kicked off today, and Pokemon like Unown QUEBC and Tropius are already spawning. Pokémon that can be found in the park will be available in increased amounts around Canada.

This event is also impacting players globally, as Yanma is now spawning in increased amounts worldwide. This also means that Shiny Yanma is now available worldwide, and should be active over the weekend.

Following that, we have news on the rescheduling of the Mewtwo Raid Hour, which was postponed due to some technical issues.
Players can now look forward to the event taking place on October 8th, 2019 at 6PM local time. This will also provide Mewtwo with the Psystrike move that is presently exclusive to the current event.

Altered Forme Giratina Returns to Pokémon GO Raids, and It Might Be Shiny

Altered beast

Alter your plans and prepare to battle the Legendary Pokémon in Pokémon GO Raid Battles starting September 23.

The Renegade Pokémon returns to five-star Pokémon GO Raid Battles from September 23, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT, to October 17, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT. The Legendary Pokémon is a capable combatant because of its powerful Ghost-type attacks, but even if you're more interested in collecting than battling, there's reason to get excited. Lucky Trainers may encounter Shiny Giratina for the first time during its return to Raid Battles, so make sure to challenge the Legendary Pokémon as often as you can.

The same tactics you used to face Giratina in previous encounters will work again here. It's weak against Ice-, Ghost-, Dragon-, Dark-, and Fairy-type attacks, so use your most powerful attacks of those types to earn as many Premier Balls as you can. Good luck, Trainers!

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