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Lovecraftian visual novel Last Threshold now available on Switch

Can you find shelter from the storm?

11 August 2022
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Last Threshold is available now on Nintendo Switch from publisher FEARDEMIC and developer Astrolabe Stories. This is a visual novel inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft. The game will have you taking part in a mysterious research expedition in Siberia, where you’ll need to uncover secrets and make difficult choices in order to survive.

Normally priced at $4.99, Last Threshold has a special 10% launch discount, so you can grab it for just $4.49 for a limited time. See more on the game’s eShop page, or read its full description below.

Dive into the world based on the Lovecraft universe and its successors. In immersive visual novel discover the secret of the temple and learn the truth about your companions and your father’s past! 1962. Wiktor Staszewski, the son of a researcher exiled to Siberia, and his mentor set off on an expedition in the footsteps of their long-deceased father. Their task is to explore the mysterious ruins that until now were hidden under a thick layer of ice. It was them that became the cause of Wiktor’s father’s obsession.

A team takes part in the expedition, in which each participant has a different approach to the expedition. When a Siberian native joins the team, tensions increase. The conflict within the group increases as the group reach the ruins. Fleeing the storm, they find temporary shelter in them. At least they think so …

Main features:

  • An immersive story about ancient temple in Siberia
  • Visual novel in H.P. Lovecraft’s style
  • Old mystery in Chukchi land
  • Hand-drawn graphics
  • Meaningful choices

LAST THRESHOLD is developed by Astrolabe Stories and published on Nintendo Switch by FEARDEMIC


Life-size Lucario plush now available in the UK

Hope it qualifies for free shipping

11 August 2022
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A life-size plush version of the Pokémon Lucario was previously made available at the Pokémon Center store in Japan, but now it’s moving into other territories. Measuring in at 47 1/4 inches high, you can currently pre-order this Lucario if you’re in the UK for the price of £359.99. It was previously up for pre-order in the US and Canada as well, but as of now it’s not available from either of those online storefronts.

Click here if you’re a UK resident who wants a life-size Lucario of their own, or see below for more details. (Unfortunately, there’s a limit of 2 per customer, so building an army of Lucarios won’t be feasible.)

Spending time at home is way more fun when you have a Pokémon friend by your side! This jumbo Lucario plush is the same height listed in the Pokédex, and its bendable arms let you create lifelike poses, including battle-ready stances and a friendly wave—you can even have it hold your towels while you do the dishes. From its pointy ears to its cute little paw pads, this plush is big on both attention to detail and personality.

  • Includes jumbo Lucario Poké Plush (other pictured items not included)
  • Measures about 47 ¼ inches tall, 17 inches wide, and 9 ¾ inches long
  • Based on Lucario’s height listed in the official Pokédex
  • Bendable arms let you create custom poses
  • Soft fabric and embroidered details
  • Pokémon Center Original

Narrative adventure game Hindsight is available now on Nintendo Switch, and publisher Annapurna Interactive has shared another new trailer to help show it off. The trailer introduces you to an emotional world of shifting memories and perspective without giving too much away. If you want to learn more, check out GoNintendo’s own rave review, which goes into more detail as to just what makes this game so special.

What if the physical objects of everyday life, the possessions we hold close, were actual windows to the past? From the creator of Prune, Hindsight is a poignant narrative game exploring the sum of a woman’s life.


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The Pokémon World Championships are taking place in London next week, and Pokémon GO will feature some new items and activities in celebration. You’ll be able to access most of these whether you’re they’re in person or watching from afar. First up, there’s a new set of in-game t-shirts for your avatar. One will be distributed globally via a code on social media during the Championships stream. The other will only be available from the Pokémon GO booth at the event in person. See both shirts below.

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In addition, the following events will be in effect in Pokémon GO from Thursday, August 18, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time:

  • World Championships 2022 Pikachu makes its Pokémon GO debut in raids, Field Research, and Timed Research!
  • Challengers with Pokémon teams inspired by the ones used by Trainers who won the Pokémon GO Regional Championships will appear at PokéStops.
  • The maximum number of GO Battle League sets you can play per day will be increased from five to 10, for a total of 50 battles per day.
  • 3× Stardust from GO Battle League win rewards.
  • Timed Research will be available during the event. Complete the tasks to receive rewards, which include the following: World Championships 2022 Pikachu, Elite Fast TM, Elite Charged TM

There will also be a number of Pokémon appearing more frequently in wild encounters, raids, and field research. For a full, detailed breakdown of what you can expect to find during the tournament, check out Pokémon GO’s official update.


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In honor of the return of Rocket League Live and the current World Championship, Rocket League is offering some free in-game items for anyone who’s interested. In order to retrieve them, all you’ll need to do is visit the Extras page in the Settings menu, then enter the code “RocketLeagueLive”. The items you’ll receive are:

  • RLCS Theme
  • Hustle Brows
  • Aero Mage: Hatch
  • Neon Runner

An exact time frame for how long these will be available wasn’t given, but they’re not going to be around forever. If you’re a Rocket League player, you might want to snag them before the offer is over.


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Pokémon GO Bug Out event begins in Asia Pacific regions

All the Weedles you could hope for

09 August 2022
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Pokémon GO’s Bug Out event has officially begun in certain Asia Pacific regions. This event is of course all about bug types. In addition to a boosted appearance of bug types in the wild, this also includes some new bug Pokémon debuting in the game, special raids, increased candy rewards, new timed research challenges, and more.

The Pokémon GO Bug Out event lasts from 10:00 local time to August 16th 20:00 local time. Click here to visit Serebii for more specific details and info.


Looking for some jaunty tunes to get you through the day? Bandai Namco has just posted an official soundtrack sampler of music from the KLONOA Phantasy Reverie Series. Featuring 18 minutes of songs from the recent remaster, it’s a great way to explore the music for the first time, or share some of the soundtrack highlights with friends. Featured songs include The Windmill Song, Beats From Above, Welcome to Lunatea, and Jungle Cruise.

KLONOA Phantasy Reverie features remasters of the original two Klonoa games, along with a lot more music, and it’s available right now on Nintendo Switch.


Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul is almost at an end, but one fan is keeping the fun going by imagining what a Game Boy game based on the series might look like. Animator Lumpy Touch has created a number of video game inspired animations, and in the above video they use their skills to remind us of licensed Game Boy games from the past.

In addition to some animated cut scenes based on dialogue from Better Call Saul, the video features a few different gameplay styles inspired by episodes of the show. Part platformer, part shooter, and part boxing game, this would make for a very diverse Game Boy game were it real. Unfortunately, it’s not playable, but it’s fun to see what an animator can do when working with the Game Boy’s limited style.

Be warned, this video may include some minor spoilers if you aren’t up to date with the show.

Better Call Saul is now on the Nintendo Gameboy! Play as your favorite characters! Jimmy McGill aka Saul Goodman, Kim Wexler, and Finger! Play levels based on over 6 seasons of the hit TV series! Explore the desert! Box your rival! Escape from the diabolical Lalo! You’re in the game. But can you BEAT the game?

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Switch eShop charts for August 6th, 2022

Which games are people really feeling?

06 August 2022
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The top 30 best selling Switch games have been released by Nintendo for the week of August 6, 2022. Unsurprisingly, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is leading the pack. It’s followed closely by evergreen titles like Minecraft, Nintendo Switch Sports, and Among Us, plus the newly released Digimon Survive. See below for the full list of games, as well as download-only titles.

All Games

  1. Xenoblade Chronicles 3
  2. Minecraft
  3. Nintendo Switch Sports
  4. Digimon Survive
  5. Among Us
  6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  7. Stardew Valley
  8. Green Hell
  9. Overcooked 2
  10. Pokemon Legends: Arceus
  11. Portal: Companion Collection
  12. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  13. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  14. Mario Party Superstars
  15. Live A Live
  16. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 + Expansion Pass
  17. Super Mario Party
  18. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge
  19. FIFA 22 Legacy Edition
  20. Cooking Simulator
  21. Cuphead + The Delicious Last Course
  22. Cuphead
  23. Spiritfarer
  24. Kirby and the Forgotten Land
  25. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game
  26. Mario Strikers: Battle League
  27. Monopoly
  28. Overcooked: Special Edition
  29. Assassin’s Creed: The Rebel Collection
  30. Shin-chan: Me and the Professor on Summer Vacation – The Endless Seven-Day Journey

Download-Only Games

  1. Among Us
  2. Stardew Valley
  3. Green Hell
  4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge
  5. Cooking Simulator
  6. Cuphead
  7. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game
  8. Shin-chan: Me and the Professor on Summer Vacation – The Endless Seven-Day Journey
  9. Thief Simulator
  10. Tools Up
  11. Slime Rancher
  12. Hollow Knight
  13. Hungry Shark World
  14. Human: Fall Flat
  15. Final Fantasy VII
  16. Castle Crashers Remastered
  17. Real Boxing 2
  18. Blasphemous
  19. Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!
  20. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3
  21. Ultimate Chicken Horse
  22. Golf With Your Friends
  23. Streets of Rage 4
  24. Boomerang Fu
  25. Final Fantasy IX
  26. The Escapists
  27. Cozy Grove
  28. Coromon
  29. The Jackbox Party Pack 8
  30. Uno

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Here are the top 15 most downloaded titles from the Nintendo Switch eShop in Europe for the month of July, 2022. As you can see, Nintendo Switch Sports is still leading the competition. However, the recently released Xenoblade Chronicles 3 seems poised to take that spot soon. Rounding out the list is Digimon Survive, which was also released right at the end of the month. See below for the full list.

  1. Nintendo Switch Sports
  2. Portal: Companion Collection
  3. Minecraft
  4. Xenoblade Chronicles 3
  5. Stardew Valley
  6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  7. Among Us
  8. Cuphead
  9. Cuphead & The Delicious Last Course
  10. Mario Strikers: Battle League
  11. Pokemon Legends: Arceus
  12. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  13. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge
  14. Mario Party Superstars
  15. Digimon Survive Month 1 Edition

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Super Mario 64 reimagined as survival horror fan game

Wasn't this game scary enough already?

06 August 2022
by quence 1

A fan known as CM9_Animation has created their own take on Nintendo’s classic Super Mario 64, this time reworking it as a survival horror game. Titled “Another Princess is in our Castle”, the game features a version of Peach’s castle that is haunted by the malicious spirit of the princess herself. The player’s goal is to collect a series of mysterious statues, hide in treasure chests, and escape before getting caught.

Super Mario 64 already had some memorable scares in it in the form of eels and pianos, but this is clearly taking things to another level. “Another Princess is in our Castle” is currently available as a free download via the Game Jolt store. According to the description, this is just a demo for what CM9_Animation hopes will be fleshed out into a longer experience later on.

We’ll see if Nintendo allows this one to keep going, or if they’ll have it removed. You can experience it for yourself, or watch the demo in action via the video below.


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The debate over whether a video game should be considered a “remake” or a “remaster” has been had for numerous games in recent years, and it’s coming up again in the case of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion. The original game was released on the PSP in 2007, with this new version set for release later this year. Are there enough changes to call it a remake, or is it just a spruced up port?

The game’s creative producer Tetsuya Nomura gave his thoughts on the matter in a recent interview with Italian site Everyeye, which Nintendo Everything was kind enough to translate into English:

We had mixed feelings on it, as we weren’t sure about the best way to describe the project. At one point there was also a discussion about calling it a ‘remake’ or a ‘remaster’. I think the product is more close to the definition of a remaster, as the story wasn’t changed at all and it’s always the same game.

On the technical side, however, the graphics have been completely renewed, the models have been remade from scratch, many scenes that in the original were only subtitled are now dubbed, and also the combat system has been updated. We are still uncertain on the term that better describes the game, which is the reason why we used ‘reunion’. It’s really complicated, as it’s much more than a remaster, but at the same time is not a complete remake.

So, there you have it! As it turns out, even the game’s own development team isn’t quite sure what to call the new Crisis Core. It seems to land somewhere in between the two extremes. Maybe we need a new term to describe this middle ground? A remakester?

Regardless, the game will be released on Switch sometime this winter, when you can play it and decide how to classify it for yourself.


Marvel's Midnight Suns 'Captain Marvel' gameplay showcase

Look at her. She's the captain now.

06 August 2022
by quence 0

Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers) is the latest hero to be shown off in a new trailer for Marvel’s Midnight Suns. Captain Marvel has a special mechanic that makes use of a “binary meter”. Getting her into her Binary form will make her more powerful, but you’ll have to work to maintain that energy level. You can watch the gameplay video above for full details on how Captain Marvel plays, plus more tidbits like the game’s counter system.

A driven Air Force pilot and security agent, Carol Danvers dreamt of one day going to space. Her day job was to investigate and safeguard the American space program from disruption by alien attackers. However, it was her own life that was ultimately disrupted when a Kree device triggered her half alien DNA and awakened her human/Kree hybrid abilities.

Now known as Captain Marvel, Carol wields superhuman strength and can not only fly, but can also achieve interstellar flight under her own power. Her intimate connection to space also allows her to harness and direct vast cosmic energy, working alongside the Avengers to defeat intergalactic enemies.


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Limited Run Games has announced that they’ll be putting out a physical release of twin stick shooter Tiny Troopers: Global Ops on Nintendo Switch. This version of the game will include reversible cover art, an EP download, and a sticker sheet, for $29.99. This will not be a numbered release in the Limited Run Games collection.

You’ll be able to pre-order the physical copy of Tiny Troopers for Switch via the Limited Run Games web site, starting on August 9, 2022. See below for more details about Tiny Troopers: Global Ops.

Tiny Troopers: Global Ops is a fast-paced arcade twin-stick shooter in which you lead an elite squad of Tiny Troopers on action-packed missions to take down hordes of unscrupulous enemies from all corners of the world.

Yes, the Troopers are ready! Battle hardened, razer focused and raring to take on daring new missions. So, suit-up and lead your squad into explosive battles with epic campaigns against legions of heavily armed adversaries, you’re the best of the best, and it’s time to provide it in Tiny Troopers’ biggest ever ops.

Be prepared to be thrown right into the thick of battle with explosive new games modes, and remember, we never leave a soldier behind! Are you ready to doge withering hailstorms of gunfire, evade devastating explosions, and avoid traps? Then answer the call of duty and lead your squad of Tiny Troopers to victory in all-new multiplayer battles and 4 player Couch Co-Op.

Features:

  • Fast-faced arcade twin-stick shooter
  • Epic new missions
  • Couch co-op
  • New multiplayer battles

Skullgirls 2nd Encore 'Marie' character DLC announced

Welcome another Skullgirl!

06 August 2022
by quence 0

Publisher Autumn Games and developer Hidden Variable have announced Marie as the next DLC character release for Skullgirls 2nd Encore. Marie will be included as part of the Season 1 pass following the previous character release, Black Dahlia. The Season 1 Pass is in active development for Switch right now.

Marie and the rest of the Skullgirls 2nd Encore DLC should be coming to Switch sometime in 2023. You can watch Marie’s teaser trailer above, and see what tidbits you can glean from its description below.

After 10 years of fighting the Skullgirl… Through struggle and turmoil…

The Skull Heart has been destroyed.

But a shard still burns brightly.

Marie will join Skullgirls 2nd Encore and Skullgirls Mobile in 2023!

Marie is the 4th Character in the Season 1 Pass, joining Annie, Umbrella and Black Dahlia. The Season 1 Pass on Steam grants exclusive early access to all Season 1 Pass characters through playable Alphas. Black Dahlia’s alpha is available right now, and Marie will be added in the future!