Stomping into Battle!
The Gen II Rock/Dark Type Pokémon, Tyranitar, is now available in Pokémon UNITE.
Tyranitar, along with previously released Glaceon and Buzzwole, are part of the first wave of new Pokémon being added for Pokémon UNITE’s first anniversary celebration.
Where we droppin' saiyans?
SPOILER WARNING: As the headline states, the trailer for the Fortnite x Dragon Ball collab has been leaked on Twitter. While we’ve known about this collab for a while now some people may still consider seeing the trailer like this a spoiler. If your someone who wants to see the trailer the way the developers intended then we advise you to click of this story now.
Gotta Bag em' All!
As part of Pokémon GO’s continued collaboration with Amazon’s Prime Gaming, special Pokémon GO-styled bags will be coming to select Whole Foods and Amazon Fresh stores in the U.S. for a limited time. You can see the designs in the tweet above!
It’s always interesting to see the many forms Pokémon merch can take and this is no exception.
IOS and Android versions potentially coming as well!
By now you’ve certainly heard of MultiVersus: Warner Brother’s new crossover platform fighter featuring characters from DC Comics, Cartoon Network, and more. Since the game has been announced the comparisons to Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. series have been rampant, just as they we’re with Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl. Well, the comparisons seemingly won’t be ending anytime soon as recent leaks suggest that MultiVersus might be making it’s way to Nintendo Switch sometime in the future.
As you can see above Twitter user @InTheShadeMV, who has posted many leaks for the game, states that there are references to these platforms as log-in devices in the game code.
This makes sense, Switch is currently the most profitable out of the big three consoles and there is already an audience for platform fighters on the system. Also, considering that the current version of the game supports cross-play and cross-progression across all currently available systems, it stands to reason that it may also apply to the Switch version should it come.
Of course these are all still rumors and should be taken with a grain of salt. While it’s fully possible for MultiVersus to come to Switch it’s also just as likely that this version was planned but then scrapped, we’ll just have to wait and see.
Should things change for the better or worse, we here at GoNintendo will report on it.
Settle it in the ring!
After 28 years a long-lost 2-player mode for Super Punch-Out!! has been discovered within the games code, and the best part? No hacking is required to access it!
All credit for this discovery goes to Unlisted Cheats or @new_cheats_news on Twitter, you can reads their full thread below to see how this discovery came about.
So basically all you need to do to activate the mode is…
1. Have two controllers connected.
2. Hold the R and Y Buttons on Player 2’s controller at the start screen
3. Press Start or A on Player 1’s Controller
4. Choose the boxer that Player 2 will control on the boxer select screen.
5. Have Player 2 hold down the B and Y buttons on their controller until the match starts.
Assuming everything was done correctly, Player 2 should now be controlling the opposing boxer and have access to all their attacks. This cheat is also confirmed to work on emulators and Nintendo Switch Online, meaning you can technically have Super Punch-Out!! online multiplayer!
One can only wonder why Nintendo kept this mode a secret. An assumption could be made that this mode was made for testing the game and not meant to be accessed by the public, until Nintendo confirms or denies however, it’s just speculation.
Nevertheless, it’s always fascinating when a new secret is discovered in an old game. It’s makes you wonder what other secrets are out there just waiting to be discovered.
The Sun will come out...eventually
Marvel’s Midnight Suns has unfortunately been hit with another delay. The game’s developers, Firaxis games, took to Twitter to reveal the news that the PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S would be coming out sometime before the end of the fiscal year whereas the Switch, PS4 and Xbox One versions will come later at an undetermined date.
As stated earlier this is the second delay the game has received as it was initially meant to release in March 2022.
The reason given for the delay in the tweet is extra time to make it the best experience it could possibly be, which is always a good thing.
Firaxis claims that Marvel’s Midnight Suns is the biggest game the team has ever made and they want to be sure to get it right, we at GoNintendo wish them all the best.
Stay tuned for info of when the Switch version of the game will release.
A classic revisited!
GameXplain has recently posted a video showcasing all the changes made from the previous versions of Mario Circuit 3 to how it appears in the Booster Course Pass.
While the Super Mario Kart tracks rarely receive major changes it’s still interesting to see whatever minor tweaks Nintendo deem necesscary.
If you can race it there you can race it anywhere!
GameXplain has recently posted a video showcasing all the changes made from the Mario Kart Tour version of New York Minute to how it appears in the Booster Course Pass.
If you’re like me and haven’t played Mario Kart Tour, it might be interesting to see the things Nintendo choose to keep and change from New York Minute’s many variants.
Aiming to deliver a polished experience
Developer RareBreed Makes Games has announced that their fighting game Blazing Strike has been delayed to Spring 2023. If you’ve not heard of this game here’s an official overview.
Inspired by classic arcade fighting game series from industry greats such as Capcom and SNK, Blazing Strike evokes the excitement and nostalgia of 2D pixel art genre pioneers while incorporating a unique games system with modern mechanics.
Blazing Strike features a four-button system with six normal attacks: light, medium and heavy punches and kicks, as well as three defense moves: block, guard and parry. A Rush Trigger enables fighters to execute fast-paced attacks and movements, but using it will slowly drain the Rush Meter, sending the character into a temporary groggy state. This allows players to execute exciting combos while having to manage the Rush Meter. The game will include three play modes: Story Mode, Arcade Mode, and VS Mode, with training, sparring, and online match via Persona AI, and online play powered by GGPO.
The game was unveiled in May 2021 for Switch and other consoles, this is now the second time the game’s release has been pushed back.
The developers state the extra time is needed to “help polish the game to ensure the best game experience possible.” so it seems like it just needs more time to cook. They’ve also noted that they are considering cross-play for the game so that’s something to potentially look forward to.
Hopefully this will be the last delay the game experiences, we will of course update you when a release date is finalized.
An enticing step forward!
The latest Pokémon Presents has come and gone and by far the biggest news of the show was the new trailer for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. The new generation seems to bringing a massive shake up to the standard formula, as these will be the first open-world Pokémon games ever. I’ve been a fan of this series for as long as I can remember and the excitement that this game and the previously released Pokémon Legends: Arceus has brought to the fandom feels unprecedented.
I’ll be fully honest, I was never one who wanted or needed much change from Pokémon as a series. I always appreciated that Pokémon stayed the course and didn’t really embrace modern trends. It made the series emanate this warmth of nostalgia and simplicity which I crave more and more as the real world seems to get crazier. So, when Pokémon Legends: Arceus was announced I was Intrigued but concerned; concerned that maybe the things I’d loved about Pokémon would be lost in this new evolution. I’m happy to say after playing Pokémon Legends: Arceus and watching the new trailer for Scarlet and Violet that the joy of Pokémon is still there.
Lookin' fly while feelin' shy!
A new month is here and that means there’s a new Ranked Match reward available in Mario Golf: Super Rush!
Achieve a rank of A- or above in the game’s Ranked Match mode and you’ll unlock three new colors for Shy Guy: Pink, Light Blue, and Orange.
Once you’ve unlocked the costumes simply hover over the character in the character select screen and press the “L” button to change up your look.
Good luck and Happy Golfing!
Microsoft and Sony comment as well!
Bloomberg reached out to Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony for comment on if they intend to raise console prices in Japan and as you can see in the tweet above, Nintendo said they have no such plans now.
If you haven’t heard, Japan has been experiencing some electronic prices hikes thanks to inflation, but one area that hasn’t changed in price is the video game console market. This is mainly due to the fact that none of the console manufacturers want to be the first to raise prices, as they fear that upping the price will scare away both customers and developers to competing platforms.
The console manufacturers then choose to rely on international sales to recoup the costs but resellers have made that more difficult.
The Nintendo Switch OLED model is priced at $350 plus tax in the US, but costs 37,980 yen (roughly $290) in Japan. Hardware resellers around Tokyo currently offer to buy it for over 40,000 yen apiece, relying on that price delta for their profit. Sony’s PS5 costs about 55,000 yen in stores, yet can be resold immediately for 80,000 yen or more at retailer Noah Trading Co. in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro. The company boasts on its website that it generated 10 billion yen in revenue in 2020, selling electronics domestically and to countries and regions such as China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and the US.
So basically, people are buying the consoles for cheap in Japan and reselling them in regions where prices are higher. This, along with the ongoing supply chain struggles that have been prevalent since 2020, makes it seem like eventually something has to give.
For now however, Nintendo is standing firm. We will keep you updated on if prices do end up rising after all. If you want to read the full article by Bloomberg it will be posted in the link below.
A New Chronicle Begins!
KirbyGCN17 has posted a video of fans lining up for the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Launch Day at Nintendo NY. Fans could purchase the game, try to snag a special edition, and play a demo on the large display screen. Check out the video above to see what some fans have to say about the Xenoblade series.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is now available for Nintendo Switch
RUMOR: Datamined information can be used to predict where the future Mario Kart 8 DLC tracks will come from
A potential roadmap for the future!
We previously reported on a datamine that suggested which games the future Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass DLC will come from. Twitter user Fishguy6564 had previously datamined the game and showed that each track in the DLC had a preset from which game the track would come from. You can see their original tweets down below.
At the time it was hard to tell if these presets were accurate or simply garbage data, confusion that was accentuated by some courses not having a preset at all. Well, now that we have information on which tracks will be included in Wave 2 we can check to see if the information is accurate and…it was!
The presets shown for the Turnip and Propeller cups were completely accurate, even down to the one course in the Propeller cup without a preset being the brand new course Sky-High Sundae.
Now just because this information was accurate doesn’t mean the rest of the data will pan out. It’s very possible that over the development of the DLC these courses may change, but for now, this datamine gives us the best idea of what we can expect from the Booster Course Pass going forward.
Assuming this information is accurate then that means the rest of the cups will have courses from the following games… (NOTE: “???” denotes a potential original track like Sky-High Sundae)
– Rock Cup: Tour, DS, GBA, 3DS
– Moon Cup: Tour, GameCube, ???, 3DS
– Fruit Cup: Tour, Wii, DS, ???
– Boomerang Cup: Tour, GameCube, GBA, Tour
– Feather Cup: Tour, Wii, GBA, Tour
– Cherry Cup: Tour, GameCube, SNES, ???
– Acorn Cup: Tour, Wii, ???, ???
– Spiny Cup: Tour, GameCube, ???, Wii
And this is a list of the total amount of tracks from each game we will potentially see.
Assuming the data is accurate there will be no more courses from Mario Kart 64 from this point onward. While this information isn’t guaranteed it is still very likely at this point in time, we will of course keep you updated if anything changes.
Disney Speedstorm devs talk Monetization, Returning Voice Actors, and Marvel/Star Wars characters in latest interview
When You Wish Upon a Kart.
GameXplain recently sat down with the devs at Gameloft to discuss their latest game Disney Speedstorm, a new arcade-style racer featuring beloved Disney Characters and worlds. You can watch their video above to hear everything the devs had to say, but here are some highlights.
One thing that makes these characters iconic is their voices and Gameloft has made it clear that bringing back as many of the voice actors as possible is a goal for them. Just in this one interview we have confirmed…
Bret Iwan as Mickey Mouse
Tony Anselmo as Donald Duck
Tate Donovan as Hercules
Ming-Na Wen as Mulan
Robby Benson as Beast
GameXplain also asked on non-traditional Disney Characters making the cut as racers, specifically characters from Marvel, Star Wars, or The Simpsons. Gameloft stated that the game is focused on the worlds of Disney and Pixar films so it doesn’t seem like Yoda will be drafting on Thanos anytime soon.
Another thing touched on in the interview was the games free to play model and the concerns over the monetization system. Gameloft said that all players will have access to all content at launch but players can purchase currency to progress faster. They want to make the game fair for all players, whether they choose to purchase or not. Free playing players will be able to unlock a lot of the content and upgrade their racers by just playing the game.
If you want to hear everything Gameloft said in their interview with GameXplain then we highly suggest watching the video posted above.