Suda51 Video Interview - NMH3 Details, Switch Ports Interest, Travis in Smash, OG Voice Returns & More

We had the chance to sit down with Suda51 to discuss the upcoming Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes, his future plans for the franchise and much, much more!

Squids Odyssey - Japanese launch trailer

Steev and the rest of the Squids are in danger! An infectious ooze is corrupting their world, and this band of unlikely heroes needs to fight back to save their kingdom.

Digital Foundry - Super Smash Bros Ultimate: Switch vs Wii U/3DS Graphics Comparison + Tech Analysis

Masahiro Sakurai and his team return with the most feature-rich version of Smash Bros. ever. The Ultimate edition on Switch is more than a simple port from Wii U - visuals are upgraded, and stylistic changes are made.

Michelle Obama attempts Fortnite's 'Orange Justice' dance while at a children's hospital holiday event

Former first lady Michelle Obama spent some time at a children's hospital holiday event, and not surprisingly, some of the kids at the hospital were big fans of Fortnite. That lead to a discussion of various dances in the game, and then you have what you see above. Mrs. Obama did her best 'Orange Justice' for the crowd, and while it's not perfect, it's certainly better than I could do!

Play-Asia listing says a Shovel Knight gold amiibo is on the way

According to a Play-Asia listing, a gold version of the Shovel Knight amiibo is on the way. They don't have a release date for the amiibo, but they do have a placeholder listing for the release. I have the standard blue Shovel Knight amiibo, but I think I'll have to double-dip for this one!

Thanks to NintendoSoup for the heads up!

Splatoon 2 - Squid Research Seminar #10: Clam Blitz

This Squid Research Seminar presentation takes a look at another of the Ranked Battle modes: Clam Blitz!

Lazy Galaxy: Rebel Story - another round of gameplay

An old robot named H-34-RT wakes up in a derelict space station orbiting his home planet. His civilization was destroyed long ago by evil O'Xelg, but he has yet to figure that out. After an initial shock, he decides to follow his old defense routines: that means fighting the invaders, even if he is alone now.

Atari Flashback Classics - gameplay footage

Atari Flashback Classics is designed to take advantage of the Nintendo Switch’s unique controls and functionality to bring new life to beloved games. Up to four-player local multiplayer and two-player online is available as well on a per title basis.

Ascend from the depths of a neon nightmare on Jan. 17th, 2019 with Octahedron on Switch

London, UK (December 14, 2018) – Square Enix Collective® is pleased to have another game joining its Nintendo Switch™ line-up as vibrant platformer Octahedron: Transfixed Edition launches on January 17, 2019.

Soon to be available on the go, Octahedron launched on Steam, Xbox™ One and PlayStation™ 4 in March this year. A free demo for the game will be available on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch from December 28 and will be available for pre-purchase with a 25% discount for 20 days (28th Dec – 16th Jan).

Octahedron is a psychedelic neon action platformer in which the player defies gravity by pulling platforms from thin air, while surfing through its levels to a driving beat. The game's soundtrack, a vibrant array of uplifting and atmospheric tunes, from chiptune trance over synthwave to progressive house, has been turning heads since its original release! It features music by Chipzel, André Sobota, Monomirror, and others. With subtly evolving rhythm elements, Octahedron encourages players to get into the flow of its hypnotizing beats.

Phil Elliott, director of Indie Publishing at Square Enix Ltd, was unavailable for a quote as he has been fully absorbed into the world of Veetragoul, and does not currently have a mouth because his head has been replaced by an Octahedron.

"I'm super excited to be bringing Octahedron to the Nintendo Switch! It is such an amazing fit for the platform. I spent a lot of extra time adding special content to this new edition of the game!" said Marco Guardia, creator of Octahedron.

Octahedron is already available on Steam for £9.99/$12.99/€12.99, on Xbox One for £9.99/$12.99/€12.99, and PlayStation 4 for £9.99/$12.99/€12.99.

The game will launch on Nintendo Switch on January 17, 2019 for £9.99/$12.99/€12.99.

Suda51 is already outlining No More Heroes 3, talks Switch ports of his older games, wanting Travis in Smash Bros., and ideas for an amiibo

Suda51 has been talking up a storm about Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes lately, but that's not all the man has on his mind. Check out snippets concerning the potential for No More Heroes 3, ports of various games to Switch, an amiibo idea, and hopes for Travis Touchdown in Smash Bros..

On porting Killer 7 or the original No More Heroes to Switch

I definitely want to do that if possible. On the top of my list are No More Heroes 1 and 2. The IP is currently shared between Grasshopper Manufacture and Marvelous, so we are talking about how that´s possible.

On wanting Travis in Smash Bros.

If he has a chance to join the fray, he would be a very balanced character. I want to work very hard, so that Travis will be a candidate for the next Smash! I also think Travis would be a great rival for Bayonetta.

On plans already being laid out for No More Heroes 3

The truth is that I already have an outline prepared for No More Heroes 3 and if Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes is successful it could really lead to that. The story of Travis Strikes Again is actually going to connect with what is going on in No More Heroes 3. Right now I'm focused on my new team, which is composed of veterans and new young staff members and Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes is the first attempt for us to create a game. I want to give them more experience, so that when the time for No More Heroes 3 comes we'll do it right.

In order for Travis to stand a chance [against these powerful new foes in Travis Strikes Again] I wanted to give Travis the chance to enter these different game worlds and power up- to learn some new skills and gain some more strength so that ultimately I can work to make Travis a more prominent character in video game history overall. The skill chips that you saw Travis collecting in Travis Strikes Again’s game world, I want Travis to take those with him to the next game, the next numbered installment.”

On wanting to create a Travis amiibo

I even have a very concrete idea on what the amiibo will be like. I'm pretty confident that it's nothing that anyone would expect. People would probably imagine Travis holding the Beam Katana, but the amiibo I want to create is Travis saving his game while sitting on the toilet [a game mechanic featured in Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes].