Heads up, trainers! A new Tera Raid battle event is here for you to try.
A 5-Star Great Tusk Tera Raid Battle Event starts today May 19th, 2023 and runs until May 21st, 2023. This event will be open to Pokémon Scarlet trainers. Over in Pokémon Violet, a 5-Star Iron Treads Tera Raid Battle Event starts on today as well, May 19th, 2023 and runs until May 21st, 2023.
For the full details on these Tera Raid battles, you can go here to Serebii’s site. Good luck!
Bō: Path of the Teal Lotus is a new Metroidvania game that was announced back in 2022 and is being developed by Squid Shock. During today’s Humble Games Showcase, it was announced that the game is now releasing in 2024, instead of this year as it was shared before. While the new date hasn’t been specified for Switch yet, we can assume it will be the same one as for PC.
In the meantime and if you are interested, don’t miss out on the game’s description and trailer in this article!
Bō: Path of the Teal Lotus is a hand-drawn 2D Metroidvania platformer based in a colorful world of Japanese folklore. Use your legendary bō staff to bounce and move fluidly through a delightfully-demonic East Asian fever dream. Use the tight movement and reset system to reach areas efficiently and gracefully or recover chaotically while floundering for footing.
A familiar 2D side-scrolling action platformer that merges classic hand-drawn animation and scenery with new atmospheric bells and whistles that make the experience wondrously novel yet cozily familiar.
Tight platforming controls. Bō feels amazing to control and players will feel great agency as they enter a flow state navigating the challenging platforming challenges. Explore a mysterious world! The world of Bō is open and interconnected. Explore everything from haunted bathhouses to a thriving Japanese-inspired metropolis. Find ways to travel back to areas that you thought you explored fully and unlock new paths and surprises.
Unlock powerful new abilities! Brew and drink arcane teas to unlock Bō’s shapeshifting staff abilities. Including the Mochi Mallet, Blossom Dash and the Grappling Gun.
Daruma doll Power ups! Collect daruma dolls throughout your journey to tune your abilities and give you advantages (or even disadvantages) in unique ways. All daruma dolls begin with 1 eye filled in. They can be upgraded to a 2-eyed daruma that enhances the original daruma’s perk. These loveable daruma dolls will be by your side throughout your journey.
A large cast of bizarre and adorable yokai (monsters from Japanese folklore) as well as original characters based on Japanese cultural archetypes. All of these characters and enemies are brought to life with traditional hand-drawn 2D frame-by-frame animation. Help them with their side quests or just stop by for a chat and a cup of tea.
Epic Boss Battles! On your journey you will encounter many massive monsters from Japanese folklore. Use your gained knowledge and skill to vanquish them and advance further in your quest.
Beautiful hand-drawn and immersive areas and landscapes with traditional Japanese inspired trimmings.
An absolutely gorgeous original score composed by Moises Carmago, that beautifully blends traditional Japanese instrumentation with modern orchestral music.
Bio Prototype out now on Switch
'Bio' it now on the eShop
Bio Prototype is an action game in the style of the bullet hell genre (similar to the popular Vampire Survivors) and it’s now available on Switch! The game is fast paced, varied, and no run will be ever the same as the one before.
You can get Bio Prototype here for only $3.99!
A wave of irrational experimentation rushes towards you. Hurry up and mutate! evolution! Become scarier monsters than them! Use flesh and blood to bloom a way of survival.
When you woke up, you realized that you have been transformed into a monster. A wave of irrational experimentation rushes towards you. Hurry up and mutate! evolution! Become scarier monsters than them! Use flesh and blood to bloom a way of survival! 19 characters, more than 40 kinds of organs, and endless build combinations！
- Build unique skill combos
- Customize your skill tree
- Link organs to your brain to create exponentially increasing combos
- Create projectiles of various shapes
- Breed thousands of offspring to help you
- Release the deadly virus and make the plague spread
- More than 40 kinds of organs, 19 special designed character, and infinite combinations.
Get romantic with 'Love on Leave' out now on Switch
Find love or leave
A new game is now available on Switch and, if you are ready to go on an adventure to meet the love of your life, now you can do so with Love on Leave! A side scrolling romantic adventure where your goal is to relax in the countryside while getting to meet, and romance, the Amasuka sisters.
If you are ready to fall in love, you can click here and it will only cost you $24.99!
You have some paid time off and decide to use it to return to your roots in the countryside.
With the exception of event screens, you side-scroll through the world around you. Your goal is to enjoy your time off surrounded by nature as you nurture a hearty romance with the Amakusa sisters!
■You have 14 days of paid leave.Use it to cultivate your budding romance with the Amakusa sisters! You have 14 days of paid leave to spend in the countryside where you were born and raised. There, romance awaits! Use your time to reconnect with the tsundere middle sister, the downbeat youngest sister, and the motherly eldest sister, all of whom you grew up with. Will you choose one…or maybe even all of them? A variety of endings await based on the choices you make!
■Get wrapped up in a myriad of special events with the Amakusa sisters! Special events occur as you get to know the sisters. Play and see what sorts of unforgettable moments await!
■Enjoy each slow country day to the fullest! You can move freely around the map of the countryside. Fish, tend the field, and enjoy all the uniquely rural fun available to you. Caught fish and harvested vegetables can be used to fulfill certain Favors, but they are also potential gifts for the sisters. Keep an eye out for any number of lost items scattered around the map as well! Don’t forget to take in the beauty around you as you explore to collect them all.
It’s very common for video game companies to hire popular celebrities to promote their games in commercials or ads and while you see that a lot in the West, this also happens all over the world. Such is the case today where we see two popular Japanese actors Mahiro Takasugi and Kentarō Sakaguchi enjoying the latest entry in the Zelda series: Tears of the Kingdom.
In the video we see them exploring, solving puzzles, and using the new Fuse ability. Don’t miss out on the video above, it’s quite fun and wholesome!
First wave of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom icons now available for Switch Online members
Celebrate the release
Nintendo has revealed the first round of Switch icons for Switch Online members based on TLOZ Tears of the Kingdom, with a second coming next week. These icons are available as of today and will refresh every week.
As usual, the character avatars will be priced at 10 Platinum Points, while backgrounds and borders are 5 Platinum Points a piece. You’ll be able to get this first set until May 18th, 2023.
Street Fighter Producer Yoshinori Ono Surprises Employees by Gifting Copies of TLOZ Tears of the Kingdom
The nicest move!
As an incredibly nice gesture, Yoshinori Ono, the former producer of the Street Fighter series, has shared that the hype for the release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom got to him in a surprising way: he gifted copies of the game to his employees!
He mentions in a reply that he has no regrets, and although production may slow down, he’s just happy to share in with the excitement that everyone is feeling now that Tears of the Kingdom is right around the corner.
What do you think? Would you like to work for Ono all of a sudden? Let us know below!
Comparison: TLOZ Breath of the Wild Vs. Tears of the Kingdom
More than just an upgrade
Since Tears of the Kingdom is a direct sequel to Breath of the Wild and the game takes place in the same world, comparison videos were bound to be plenty, showcasing the differences between both titles.
In this video by ‘ElAnalistaDeBits’, they focus on draw distance, loading times, FPS, and more. Don’t miss out on it if you are curious about how the two games compare!
Notes from the comment section of the video:
- TOTK runs at 900p dynamic and 720p dynamic on handheld. It usually stays at that resolution, but can drop to 792p.
- There are some issues with implementing temporal reconstruction (FSR) in TOTK, randomly triggering dynamic resolution when, technically, it should not.
- TOTK fixes the stuttering problems that dragged Breath of the Wild in specific areas, but has framerate problems if we use the powers in areas with too much graphic load or when there are too many npcs on screen.
- These framerate problems can cause drops of up to 20fps. Nintendo should work on this mainly.
- Longer drawing distance in shadows compared to breath of the wild. Vegetation and geometry LOD have also been slightly increased.
- The sun has changed its position in TOTK. The general illumination has been retouched and improved.
- Some areas are almost unrecognizable with respect to BOTW given the large amount of assets and new structures added.
- Improvements in some textures.
- Less grass density in some areas with respect to BOTW.
- Faster loading times in TOTK in fast travel, but faster in BOTW when starting the game.
- Improved water and splash quality.
- Overall, TOTK is some of the most technically meritorious games I’ve seen on Switch. However, the performance at certain times tarnishes the experience considerably.
- This review was conducted with version 1.1.0 of the game. A performance review will be done in the following patches.
Strolling enthusiasts, a new mission has arrived in Pikmin Bloom. Starting today, May 11th, you’ll be able to find seedlings for red, yellow or blue Bridge Badge Decor Pikmin near bridges. Know any bridges near you? This might be the perfect chance to add a new Pikmin to your collection then!
Do keep in mind that in order for the “Bridge Badge” Decor Pikmin to display correctly, you’ll have to update the app to version v68 or newer.
Finally, if you’d like to know some really cool bridge facts (I mean who wouldn’t), the official blog post entry has got you covered!
The Tera Raid battle against Chesnaught with the Mightiest Mark is now live in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet!
Try breaking through this Pokémon’s rock-solid defenses from today May 11th until to Sunday, May 14, 2023, at 4:59 p.m. PDT. You’ll have a second chance starting from Thursday, May 18, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. to Sunday, May 21, 2023, at 4:59 p.m. PDT.
Chesnaught cannot normally be encountered in Paldea, and the Chesnaught appearing during this event has Rock as its Tera Type. Be prepared—this Pokémon is a formidable foe, and it’s got the Mightiest Mark to prove it!
For the opportunity to encounter this Pokémon in Tera Raid Battles, you’ll need to have downloaded the latest Poké Portal News. You can do this by selecting Poké Portal in the X menu, then Mystery Gift, then Get Poké Portal News. After that, whenever you see a sparkling pillar of light shining from a Tera Raid crystal, you can walk up to the crystal and interact with it to start a Tera Raid Battle with a Tera Pokémon.
To challenge Chesnaught, Trainers will need to either complete the postgame events that follow the main story or join a 7-star Tera Raid Battle hosted by a Trainer who has completed those events. This special Chesnaught can be caught only once per save data. You can still participate in Tera Raid Battles against this Chesnaught if you’ve already caught it to obtain other rewards—including significant amounts of Exp. Candy for leveling up your Pokémon, treasures that can be sold at Pokémon Centers, items for improving your Pokémon’s stats, and Rock Tera Shards for changing your Pokémon’s Tera Type.
Be warned: Chesnaught is certain to put up a tough fight. If you’re looking for some tips on how to defeat this powerful Pokémon, head on over to our Tera Raid Battle Tips article. Learn the ins and outs of Tera Raid Battles in the Paldea region so that you never miss a chance to catch a powerful Pokémon or earn handsome rewards.
Nintendo Issues DMCA Takedown Requests on GitHub, Including Lockpick Tool
Not the greatest move
Some sources on Twitter have shared Nintendo has issued multiple DMCA takedown requests to GitHub, which includes the popular Lockpick tool. Lockpick is a tool that allows users to dump keys from their own Nintendo Switch consoles. It’s claimed that other repositories have been taken down, but further information is yet to be shared.
We’ll provide further updates on this matter as more information is made available later.
It was announced last month that Skye Tales, the gentle puzzle-exploration game would be coming out on May 26th. While that date hasn’t changed, a demo has been made available for you to try out the game earlier. It’s your chance to set foot into a world that couldn’t be happier to see you!
Want to download the demo? You can do so through this link.
Second Run for Pokémon Scarlet/Violet Inteleon Tera Raid Battle Event Now Live
Ice to battle with you, again.
In case you missed it, here’s your last chance!
A second run for a 7-Star Inteleon Tera Raid Battle Event has now started and lasts until May 7th at 23:59 UTC.
This event will feature Inteleon with the Ice Tera Type and the Mightiest Mark. It can only be caught once per save file. Among the rewards, you’ll be able to get TM143 once, an Ability Patch once, Comet Shards, and more.
If you’d like to know the full details of the event, you can click here to head to Serebii’s site. Good luck!
If you are into building simulation games, then look no further than Urbek City Builder to create the city of your dreams! Choose from different biomes, build unique buildings, and gather resources to put together a place that you can call your own.
If you are interested in the game, you can get it from the eShop here for $15.19 (Regular Price: $18.99).
New type of city building game. There is no money in Urbek. Instead, you will have to build everything with your own resources, such as food, coal, or skilled work.
In Urbek, you will be able to build a city of your own design! Manage its natural resources, improve the quality of life of the population, and build its neighbourhoods in your own way.
Breathe life into your city by building different neighbourhoods. Do you want a bohemian neighbourhood? Build bars, parks and libraries, but keep a low population density nearby. Do you want a bourgeois neighbourhood? You need parks and luxury shops.
There is no money in Urbek. Instead, you will have to build everything with your own resources, such as food, coal, or skilled work. There are more than 30 different resources to manage! Manage your natural resources well, so that they do not run out before they can be replaced. How will you choose to produce the energy for your inhabitants and industries?
Education is fundamental! By producing enough qualified work and scientific work, you will be able to build more advanced buildings.
Move around at street level in order to get a more intimate sense of the city you are creating. See and feel the differences between neighborhoods the way your city’s residents do!
The growth of your city will be organic. Some constructions will appear according to the surrounding conditions. For example, buildings with more than two floors will appear in densely populated areas and with basic services.
You can place other buildings by yourself, but they need some conditions. For instance, the local market needs to be close to the farms. The university should have some high schools nearby, which, in turn, require nearby schools.
When it comes to designing your city, you have a variety of viable options. There are no buildings that are superior to others. Every decision will have its pros and cons. Bourgeois houses consume more food and need resources that cost more to produce, but will improve the quality of life of the residents there. On the other hand, improving the productivity of industries will produce more resources, but will diminish the quality of life for residents living in the area.
New Japanese Commercial featuring Mario games on Switch
He's Mario, you are Mario, I'm-a-Mario
Nothing like a good old Mario game to have a lot of fun, or in this case, the latest games available on Switch! In this new Japanese TV commercial, we see that Mario games truly are for everyone, as we see people of all ages enjoying a variety of Mario games like Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Party Superstars, and more!
What are some of your favorite Mario games on the Switch?