Results Get!

1,976 matches since our March 2022 relaunch. For older content, check the GN Archive.
image

SMTV: Vengeance comes to Switch on June 14th, 2024 and it’s billed as the definitive version of the critically acclaimed Shin Megami Tensei V. This version is massively expanded with a brand-new storyline featuring new locations, demons, and choices to make that will dictate the fate of all existence.

Ahead of the game’s release, the Japanese voice actress for Yoko Hiromine, Chiwa Saito, shared a statement about the character, her work on the game, and her history with the Persona franchise. You can see her statement in full below (translation courtesy of Siliconera).

“Yoko is a girl who seems like she’s accepted and is resigned to her situation, but she’s going through a lot of anxiety in her own way. I performed her lines hoping that I could express her inner thoughts.

I was in a Persona game in the past, so I was happy that they [Atlus] reached out to me again. Personally, I have a bit of a sad memory with Persona. My little brother, who’s six years younger than me, once told me, “Chiwa-chan, you suck so you’re not allowed to play!” while he as playing Persona and didn’t give me the controller lol.

Humans (angels and demons too) are so complicated because depending on how you look at a situation, you can see a lot of different circumstances or forms of justice. The story really made me ponder on that. It’s one that teaches you how important it is to imagine yourself in someone else’s shoes and show them consideration. I hope you enjoy it!”

[Chiwa Saito, Yoko voice actor]

image

Good Smile Company has officially opened up pre-orders for its POP UP PARADE figures of 2B and 9S from NieR Automata. This is a series of figures described as being “easy to collect with affordable prices and speedy releases”. Each figure depicts one of the two characters striking a dramatic pose while holding their weapon of choice.

The POP UP PARADE 2B and 9S each come pre-painted, include a stand, and measure about 7 inches in height. Each figure costs $33.99, and is expected to ship sometime in Q2 2025.

Click here to pre-order 2B, and click here to pre-order 9S. See below for more photos.


Two new pairs of trainers and Pokémon have been announced for Pokémon Masters EX. The first pair is the Galar gym leader Kabu along with his Fire-type Centiskorch. Next up, is the Paldea gym leader Larry who’s paired up with the Normal-type Dudunsparce. With age comes wisdom and experience—and yet these two venerable Trainers couldn’t be more different! Will Kabu’s passion spread like wildfire? Or will Larry’s placid professionalism prevail?

Larry and Dudunsparce will appear in the game from June 13th, 2024 at 11:00 PM PDT to July 10th, 2024 at 10:59 PM PDT. Kabu and Centiskorch will be available from June 15th, 2024 at 11:00 PM PDT to July 10th, 2024 at 10:59 PM PDT.

Both pairs come with their own special skills and abilities. Watch the trailer above to learn more.


Diesel Legacy: The Brazen Age was revealed back in June on the PC Gaming Show, introducing a brand-new style of fighting game from Modus Games. Developed in-house by Modus Studios, this completely fresh take on the genre sees players engaging in 2v2 matches within an innovative 3-lane system against a gorgeous, hand-drawn Dieselpunk backdrop.

Diesel Legacy: The Brazen Age will launch on Switch at a later date, but today brings us a new trailer that highlight what moves Dieselmech has to offer. Dieselmech is an easy to pick up big body character– BUT he’s got a literal metric ton of weapons to master. Watch the tutorial for his big buttons and even bigger combos, and turn your opponents into cannon fodder.

The bustling metropolis of New Libertis, known by residents as The Iron City, is a dieselpunk-inspired technological marvel. This is all thanks to FALCORP Industries, a corporation seeking to usher humanity into a higher state of existence. Of course, this ascension doesn’t include the city’s working class. Left to fend for themselves in the streets of The Iron City, a battle for the fate of tomorrow emerges.

Diesel Legacy: The Brazen Age flips the traditional fighting genre formula by placing 2v2 local and online co-op matches front and center in the arena. The game features 10 playable characters at launch (four of which are available to play now in the open beta), offering distinctly devastating attacks and meaningful shifts to team dynamics and matchups.

With combat playing out across three lanes, strategy is a key element of any Diesel Legacy clash. Will you swap to another lane and surprise attack your enemy from behind, or will you instead retreat to regain your bearings while your partner takes the heat? If your partner does, in fact, take too much heat, they’re not out of the fight completely. Upon defeat, knocked-out fighters can assist from beyond the grave to parry attacks for their teammate, channeling energy to help their ally out of sticky situations.

Diesel Legacy: The Brazen Age makes use of Modus Studios’ brand-new proprietary RealMatch™ rollback netcode, ensuring you don’t miss a single punch in any online match. Diesel Legacy: The Brazen Age also features comprehensive training and story modes and allows players to go against AI opponents to hone their skills.

Whether you’re looking to simply grasp the basics or analyze hitboxes and the frame data of Diesel Legacy’s crisp, hand-drawn 60fps animations, you’ve got all the tools you need to enter the arena at any skill level. Make a mistake once you enter the arena? Diesel Legacy’s advanced replay system allows you to rewatch a match and jump in whenever you’d like to make sure you don’t make the same mistake again.


image

Pikachu is one of the most recognizable Pokémon there is, which would explain why there are so many Pikachu variants to be found across the history of the franchise. One of the most memorable would have to be Surfing Pikachu, who first appeared in Pokémon Stadium in Japan (Pokémon Yellow in the US). In a new article, The Pokémon Company explores every appearance of Surfing Pikachu in the games and other media. Which one is your favorite?

If you’ve played Pokémon video games, you’re undoubtedly familiar with Surf. This Water-type move, which summons a giant wave to wash over your opponent, can be quite effective in battle. Not only that, but it can sometimes be used outside of battle to allow Trainers to travel over the surface of water. As you might expect, Surf is commonly learned by Water-type Pokémon, but there are plenty of non-Water types that have access to this powerful move.

One of the most surprising of these—and the one who’s used its knowledge of the move to form a unique identity—is our Electric-type friend Pikachu. Surfing Pikachu has been around for nearly as long as the Pokémon series itself, so during our monthlong celebration of Water-type Pokémon, we wanted to swim down this tributary and pay tribute to this unlikely wave rider. Cowabunga!


image

Another wave of user icons taken from Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door is now available for Nintendo Switch Online members. This is the fourth and final wave of Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door icons.

This wave includes new images of Mario, Goombella, Vivian, and various other characters and backgrounds from The Thousand Year Door remake. As per usual, the character icons themselves are 10 Platinum Points, while the borders and backgrounds are 5 Platinum Points a piece. The current wave will be available until June 19th, 2024.


Sonic X Shadow Generations has been confirmed for release on Switch October 25th, 2024. If you just can’t wait that long, the game was also playable recently at Summer Game Fest. You can check out some new gameplay footage from that event up above, courtesy of Video Games Chronicle, and some more gameplay footage at the bottom of this post.

The video showcases about ten minutes of gameplay footage, including the newly remastered Green Hill Zone, a new Shadow level, and a boss fight. Watch it for yourself and see what you think!

Shadow the Hedgehog is back with Classic and Modern Sonic in SONIC X SHADOW GENERATIONS, an all-new collection featuring two unique experiences!

Play as Shadow in a brand-new story campaign featuring never-before-seen abilities that prove why he’s known as the Ultimate Life Form! Speed through iconic stages from Shadow’s history, discover hidden secrets in an expansive hub world, and unlock new powers to take on Black Doom and save the world.

SONIC X SHADOW GENERATIONS also includes a complete remaster of the highly acclaimed SONIC GENERATIONS, a time-traveling adventure featuring a greatest-hits collection of 3D and 2D Sonic stages, now with upgraded visuals and new bonus content.


Diesel Legacy: The Brazen Age is a brand-new style of fighting game from Modus Games. Developed in-house by Modus Studios, this completely fresh take on the genre sees players engaging in 2v2 matches within an innovative 3-lane system against a gorgeous, hand-drawn Dieselpunk backdrop. Diesel Legacy: The Brazen Age will launch on Switch at a later date, but today brings us a new trailer that highlights Dieselmech - A three-ton absolute unit filled to the brim with extreme firepower that can leave your opponent in smoldering ashes (or whatever is acceptable by the rating boards). Landmines, heat-seeking missiles, thrusters, exploding payloads, machine guns and the ultimate organic lifeform death machine (otherwise known as a cat).

Dieselmech, originally designed as a friendly automaton, was repurposed into a mass-produced super soldier after his creator was abducted. These soldiers, camouflaged as “peacekeepers,” were armed with destructive weapons like cannons, using innocent civilians in slums as target practice. However, one particular Dieselmech (DM-00337), retains traces of his creator’s ideals, triggered by a lonely, orphaned kitten. Dieselmech may have the naivety of a child, but his strength is no joke. While still a force to be reckoned with in battle, he is beginning to learn the value of aiding others.

Diesel Legacy: The Brazen Age takes the classic fighting game formula and flips it on its head by placing 2v2 local and online co-op matches front and center in the arena. The game features distinctly unique playable characters, multiple varied stages and an innovative three-lane system, offering several methods of attack for each team all against a hand-drawn Dieselpunk backdrop.

Thanks to RealMatch™ rollback netcode, matches are virtually lag-free, making each punch feel seamless in each online match. Diesel Legacy: The Brazen Age also features comprehensive training and story modes for players to refine their skills against AI opponents.

Diesel Legacy: The Brazen Age will launch on PC, PlayStation® 5, Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch later this year.

[PR Email]

image

It’s been nearly a decade since we’ve received a new game in the Pushmo series of puzzle games from developer Intelligent Systems. The game’s third sequel, Stretchmo, was released on the 3DS in 2015, but things have been pretty quiet since then. Nonetheless, Intelligent Systems seems to be keeping the franchise in mind, if a recent update to their web site is anything to go by.

At the bottom of the ‘Games’ section of Intelligent Systems’ site, there are a series of category links relating to series and systems they’ve been involved with. Just recently, followers noticed that a category for the Pushmo series appeared which wasn’t there before. You can see what that looks like in the screenshot below.

image

Could this be a sign that we’re due for some Pushmo news in the near future? It’s possible that this move was done in preparation for some kind of announcement, but it could also be a simple matter of some web site reorganization. It should be noted that another Intelligent Systems franchise, Advance Wars, does not have its own category link, so it’s not as if they’re merely adding links for everything they’ve ever worked on in the past.

For now, all we can do is speculate. Hopefully, we hear something soon. Stay tuned, Pushmo fans!


New trailer shared for The Midnight Crimes

You can watch it any time of day though

08 June 2024
by quence 0

The Midnight Crimes is a point and click detective adventure game coming to Switch. A new trailer for the game was shared during the recent Latin American Games Showcase, which you can watch above. The trailer is about a minute long, and includes a new look at the dark, atmospheric world of the game.

We still don’t have a firm release date for this one, but the trailer promises that it will be “soon available for your favorite platform”. Stay tuned for more details.

Benjamin Leighton is a war veteran and retired private detective. He lost his family a few years ago in a tragic and gruesome murder, committed by an unknown assassin. Nowadays, Ben lives in the bottom of a bottle, dealing with insomnia and unending guilt. A new case arise, when he is desperately needed to find a missing child, which is the perfect opportunity for Ben to get back into business and face his own demons along the way. Will Benjamin be able to overcome his past? Will he find the missing child? Let’s find out, it’s all in your hands now.

Gameplay Features:

The game will feature a rich narrative storytelling alongside interesting mechanics to help you navigate this world. As a challenge, you have to take care of how much STRESS Benjamin can endure, because his actions and precision will depend on it, you can take time off to release stress by plenty of means in the city. Be careful about the alleys you roam, some may see you as a target and will try to rob you if your REPUTATION or your ELOQUENCE are low. You will be able to adopt a PET in the game, to help Benjamin cope with his situation and to release some stress. The game has a night/day cycle with dates, so be mindful of the days and the hours in order to investigate certain clues.

Point & Click Interactions

The game utilizes classic point & click mechanics for exploration and interaction with the environment. Players navigate through detailed, hand-drawn environments, searching for clues, interrogating suspects, and solving puzzles to progress through the story. Clickable hotspots highlight interactive objects, allowing players to examine them for clues or add them to their inventory for later use.

Dynamic story / Choices Matter

The narrative unfolds based on the player’s choices and actions, with multiple branching paths and endings influenced by their decisions throughout the game. You will be able to unlock special interactions and special side quests depending on the relationship level you have with the characters which will shape the course of the story and the multiple endings you can achieve.

Crime solving Mechanics

Players have access to an interactive board in their detective office where they can pin up evidence, photos, and notes related to ongoing cases. The BOARD in your office room will be your best ally to investigate further, unveil new connections, new clues and new localizations when needed. It is the main tool for investigation.

Immersive semi-open world

You can explore a city where darkness unveils unsettling secrets. Be part of Midnight Cove, a city where you can explore and interact with the environment and their citizens.

Discover the rich world of ‘The Midnight Crimes’ and the stories the night hides in this thriving industrial city of the 19th century. Unveil the mysteries, secret societies, paranormal events and disturbing characters the lovely city of Midnight Cove has to offer.


Psychroma gets a new gameplay trailer

Prepare your mind

08 June 2024
by quence 0

A brand new trailer for Psychroma was shared as part of today’s Future of Play Direct 2024. Psychroma is a narrative-driven side-scroller where you play as a digital medium. Confront the past by piecing together the broken memories of a cybernetic house, and exorcise the ghosts in the machine.

Psychroma releases on Steam in just a few days (with a demo available now). Unfortunately, we’re still waiting for word on an official Switch release date. In the meantime, you can enjoy the new trailer up above.

/PLAY AS A MEDIUM.

Investigate a haunted cybernetic house as a drifter with the ability to experience nonlinear time.

/FACE YOUR TRAUMA.

Regain your own memory of what brought you here and find out how to break the loop.

/FIGHT THE TERROR OF THE PAST.

Uncover the events of a harrowing psychological experiment gone wrong through fragmented memories.

/THE YEAR IS 2489.

Acid rain rots away exposed rebar in the half-developed megacity once known as Toronto. Humanity modifies itself at a frequency never seen before. A housing crisis not only endangers the market, but the displaced and unhoused. One dilapidated house, only referred to as The Commons, is the the center of our story. What was once meant to be a safe haven has turned against every occupant to have dwelled within.

You can’t remember how you got here, and you are trapped inside. You must use a strange deck of memory cards holding the recorded memories of the past and present residents to manipulate time and navigate the house.

/THE MISSION

Exorcise the poltergeists that have taken over the house, descramble digital memories, free your trapped ally, and make it out with your mind intact.


Publisher PixelHeart has announced that they’ll be bringing Naughty Geese to the Nintendo Switch sometime in 2025. This is a side-scrolling pixel art platformer featuring action, collectibles, and of course, cartoon geese. Check out the game’s debut trailer above, and see below for more info.

Milo embarks on a journey with his goslings without the company of his wife, who has to stay at home with her mother-in-law, however, this trip is not at all peaceful, as his goslings are “Naughty,” so he needs to go after them to rescue them. Meanwhile, some new things are happening in the world of Geeseland. With the growth and advancement of technology, some stores are appearing throughout the biomes, causing nature to gradually decrease, which consequently weakens Draculith’s power. Because of this, she sends her son Draco Jr. to investigate what is happening (the boy is a stalker). In addition to this, some animals also feel that something wrong is happening, as their natural habitat is being modified and, therefore, they become more aggressive, attacking our protagonist.

Key Features

  • Discover the world with a 2D side-scrolling platformer.
  • Move around on your motorcycle on an interactive map
  • Enjoy the landscape created in completely hand-drawn pixel art.
  • Explore and collect treasures, even the most secret ones.
  • Enjoy the sounds of nature and the original soundtrack designed for each environment.
  • Each area comprises a set of six stages and a boss, which must be overcome to access a new area.
  • During the journey, Milo will meet NPCs with whom he can interact to customize the bike, characters, and other things.
  • Play with the goslings in bonus stages.
  • There are a variety of challenges in the goslings Bonus.
  • The game features cartoon-style art evoking popular cartoons at the time of the games it pays homage to.
  • Throwing goslings is one of the game’s key mechanics.

Copycat coming to Switch in September 2024

The more the meowrier

08 June 2024
by quence 0

Spoonful of Wonder has announced that they’ll be bringing their debut title Copycat to the Nintendo Switch. This is a narrative game in which you follow the tale of a housecat who runs into trouble when a stray cat tries to replace them. It’s scheduled for release sometime in September 2024. You can watch a new trailer for the game above.

Copycat follows the story of a newly adopted shelter cat who becomes the victim of an elaborate plan when a jealous, stray copycat steals her place in the household.

FEATURES

  • Be guided by your moral compass. Reflect on themes of home, loneliness and belonging through a complex, three-act story told effortlessly through three hours of video game narrative.
  • See the world through cat eyes. Climb trees, fight dogs, walk rooftops and explore the neighbourhood with intuitive, smooth cat-like controls. Make mischief, meow at everything that moves, drop things on the ground, hide in boxes and steal food from your human.
  • Music to your ears. Fully voice-acted game, featuring a heartwarming original soundtrack by Daniel Bunting, and hours of dialogue with a talented voice cast.
  • In a beautiful package. Expertly designed graphics by award-winning art director, Kostia Liakhov. Enjoy atmospheric locations, dramatic scenes and beautiful effects, optimised for best performance.
[PR Email]

On Your Tail gets a new trailer

In need of a vacation?

08 June 2024
by quence 0

On Your Tail is coming to the Switch later this year. Ahead of that release, a new trailer was shared for the game during today’s Wholesome Games Showcase. In addition, a demo has been released on Steam, but there’s no word about whether or not that demo might come out on Switch. Check out the new trailer above, and more info below.

Embark on an intriguing getaway you’ll never forget in On Your Tail™, a sleuthy story-driven life sim of relaxation, investigation, and knowing how to play your cards right.

Set in the charming seaside village of Borgo Marina, On Your Tail™ follows the adventures of intrepid Diana in her pursuit of the perfect summer vacation. For a curious spirit like her, that means three things: explore her new surroundings as she gets to know the eccentric inhabitants, unwind with some of the area’s iconic recreational activities, and get to the bottom of some of Borgo Marina’s most puzzling local mysteries.

Visit a secluded village

Explore a beautiful Italian town by the sea, lovingly built from the ground up by the Italy-based development team at Memorable Games, and shape aspiring detective Diana’s summer in a third-person 3D narrative adventure.

Uncover layers of mystery

Discover secrets big and small hiding behind Borgo Marina’s idyllic exterior. Search the village’s streets and shops for leads, and collect clues on characters, locations, and events to help unmask the thief who’s menacing the once-peaceful town.

Draw your conclusions

Use a mix of investigation, interrogation, and deduction to unravel the truth through strategically engaging card-game inspired gameplay.

Get to know the locals

Build relationships with a colorful cast of villagers. Help them out with their problems, learn crucial clues from conversations, and forge friendships that will live long past the summer.

Enjoy the ultimate escape

Cook delicious local cuisine, or try your hand at fishing (and make extra pocket money in the process). Hit the beach, play games at the arcade, hang out with friends, or enjoy a night simply gazing at the stars. Borgo Marina is a leisurely sandbox, and how you spend your summer is up to you.


Moonstone Island arrives on Switch June 19th, 2024

Spend time on islands in the sky

08 June 2024
by quence 0

Moonstone Island has been given an official release date of June 19th, 2024 on Nintendo Switch. This is a creature collecting life sim, and you’ll be able to play it in just a couple of weeks! To celebrate the announcement, a brand new trailer was shared during today’s Wholesome Games showcase. You can check that trailer out up above.

Moonstone Island is a creature-collecting life-sim set in an open world with 100 islands to explore. Make friends, brew potions, collect Spirits, and test your strength in card-based encounters to complete your Alchemy training!

Spend time on islands in the sky!

Following your village’s tradition, you must move to an island in the sky to complete your Alchemy training. Armed with a team of nature spirits, magical potions, and the support of your new friends, you’ll explore ancient temples, dangerous dungeons, and hostile biomes to uncover the dark secret of Moonstone Island.

  • Befriend NPCs, become a member of the community, go on dates, fall in love, and marry the villager of your dreams!
  • Build a new home on any of the 100 islands in your procedurally generated world
  • Grow crops and flowers to brew potions and tame spirits
  • Customize and decorate your home to make it uniquely yours with over 200 pieces of furniture
  • Travel by balloon, broom, and glider through unique biomes to reach the outer edges of the world to uncover the secrets of your floating home in the sky
  • Tame and befriend wild spirits to fight alongside you - Over 70 Spirits to tame!
  • Discover and explore dungeons to earn upgrades, collect loot and uncover secrets - Or take on the INFINIDUNGEON for never ending battles and rewards!
  • Optimize your character with unique skills and upgrades
  • Craft dozens of items and vehicles to prepare for the treacherous wilderness