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Fire Emblem Heroes "New Heroes (Seeds of Fódlan)" trailer

Another round of heroes are making their way to Fire Emblem Heroes. Check out the latest lineup in the trailer above.

Super Mario Bros. 35 Special Battle set for March 5th, 2021

A super star battle

Nintendo has announced another Super Mario Bros. 35 Special Battle, and it kicks off on March 5th, 2021. This is a Super Star battle, as you'll start the run with that power-up. Stages included in this battle include 1-1, 2-1, 2-3, 2-4, 3-1, 3-2, 3-4, 5-2, 6-2, 7-3, 8-1, and 8-3. This Special Battle runs until March 8th, 2021.

Smash Bros. Ultimate "Pokemon Brawl" tournament kicks off March 5th, 2021, Version 11.0 coming soon

The Pokemon celebration continues

Two bits of news for Smash Bros. Ultimate fans to keep track of going forward. First up, a Pokemon Brawl tournament is kicking off on March 5th, 2021, and runs for 3 days. This tournament features Pokemon-related fighters, stages, and items. This event is being held in honor of the Pokemon 25th anniversary, and the more you win, the better Spirits you'll get.

Along with that, Nintendo has announced that Smash Bros. Ultimate will be updated to Version 11.0 in the near future. No official date was given, but that info should be coming soon.

Mail Mole - more footage

Running through the underground, climbing walls and soaring the skies, there's no place our hero can't reach! Traveling with Cannon Lines, Molty will take on the most demanding and varied platforming challenges to reach Carrotland's furthest and oldest Mailboxes: endless pits, giant boulders, steep slopes, bouncing platforms, sharp spikes..... tough roads! But when the power is out, you can't send an e-mail!

Wind Peaks - more gameplay

In a place called Wind Peaks, mysteries happen, help the scouts find all the missing objects in this fun and relaxing adventure of treasure hunt.

Fangamer adds A Hat in Time merch collection

Hats off to ya!

Fangamer has revealed a new lineup of merch for fans of A Hat in Time. The online retailer has made a collection of pins, as well as a long-sleeved shirt available to purchase today. You can check out more details on all the items here.

Gnosia developer discusses the challenge of tackling the game's story

A multifaceted adventure

Gnosia is a unique narrative adventure that's filled with twists, turns, branching paths, and much more. It's all part of an interconnected story that plays out through 5 to 15-minute segments. In an interview with Polygon, Team leader Mezukare discusses just how difficult it was to keep track of everything during development.

“Since there weren’t many stories out there that were structured similarly, it first took a lot of time just to work out how to write it, and while writing the story we kept digging and digging, and took it one step at a time, very carefully.”

Sniff out Legendary Pokémon in the Searching for Legends Pokemon GO event

A nose for news

Another special event is coming to Pokemon GO, and it's set to launch on March 9th, 2021. This one involves Nosepass, and you can get full details below.

We’re kicking off the Season of Legends with a search for Legendary Pokémon! Any successful search requires a good sense of direction—and if there’s one Pokémon equipped to help in that regard, it’s Nosepass. The Compass Pokémon will be appearing in greater numbers to help you sniff out leads alongside a variety of Ground-, Rock-, and Steel-type Pokémon.

Date + Time

Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, March 14, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. local time

Features

The following Pokémon will be appearing more often in the wild: Diglett, Geodude, Magnemite, Nosepass, Aron, Baltoy, Roggenrola, Drilbur, and more. If you’re lucky, you might find a Shiny Nosepass!
The following Pokémon will be attracted to Incense: Alolan Diglett, Alolan Geodude, Magnemite, Nosepass, Aron, Lairon, Beldum, Roggenrola, Drilbur, and more.
The following Pokémon will be hatching from 5 km Eggs: Magnemite, Nosepass, Aron, Baltoy, Beldum, and Drilbur.
The following Pokémon will be appearing in one-star raids: Alolan Diglett, Nosepass, Roggenrola, Drilbur, Ferroseed, and Klink.
The following Pokémon will be appearing in three-star raids: Alolan Graveler, Magneton, Skarmory, and Metang.
Complete event-exclusive Field Research tasks and Timed Research to encounter Pokémon like Nosepass!

GameSpot Video - Zelda: Breath of the Wild Expert Reacts to EVEN MORE Viral Reddit Clips

Max “RinHara5aki” Blumenthal with over 2300+ hours experience with Breath of the Wild, reacts and breaks down even more clips from viral speedrunning techniques to funny ways to abuse the games physics.

GoNintendo Review - Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV "Diplomacy and Strategy Expansion Pack" (written by DeuxMichaels)

Is there romance in the air?

This review was written by Deux Michaels

When it comes to a series that has as many installments as Romance of the Three Kingdoms, it can be difficult to jump right in if you’ve never played before. Luckily, there are good tutorials and understandable game mechanics which, while involved, can be learned by a player with a little determination. Yes, I found that determination is what it took for me to push through the convoluted menu system and try to dig deep into what fun could be had here.

I personally have only played one other RotTK and that was the seventh installment on PlayStation 2. As a fan of history and video games, I was immediately immersed in the time period and the historical characters. The amount of real historical figures that you can take control of is staggering and I loved learning more outside of the game about some of the most intriguing warriors. Because I loved RotTK7 so much, I found it difficult to put certain features out of my mind and concentrate on the mechanics of RotTK14.

The historical characters are all still here and in fact they have added hundreds more. You can still create your own generals with familial ties to real figures and you could have a lot of fun creating your own faction and putting them into very specific scenarios throughout the romance timeline. My Johnny Yune dynasty didn’t do all that bad against the early power of He Jin!

While many new features have progressed over time to get to where they are in RotTK14, there are a few features that a player like me regretfully misses. Firstly, you better enjoy being the Liege Lord because there is no longer options to being a ronin, general, or prefect under an AI ruler. That means that you won’t be working your way to the top of a famous leader’s ranks, but you will have all the responsibility and stress of the man or woman in charge. With that system comes a lot of micromanaging and there are many diplomacy options to try. Once I was familiar with the game’s options, I found that many were undercooked and I didn’t use half of them. There are certain things that your prefects can do by themselves but as leader, appointing people and advising them in which ways to govern just gives you more things to worry about as you try to strategically fight back in sieges on all borders. Heavy lies the crown for sure.

The battle system is now one that is happening on the same map as all of your other political dealings. That means that there are no more specific battle areas in which you can try to use a little more strategy for when you’re severely outnumbered. This gave me a feeling of less control in battles because there aren’t as many options to tell your individual generals to try. It was more of a point and click and hope your forces last longer. They’ve also taken away specific military unit factions. In RotTK14 you conscript soldiers at each of your cities and train them with your powerful generals, but they are just soldiers. There’s no cavalry, navy or bowman units. All of those buffs pertain to the general leading these soldiers. If the general can take advantage of shooting arrows from a far then his soldiers can. Instead you’ll get an advantage in battle by surrounding enemies and “coloring in“ the area around their forces. There is still plenty of strategy, but the micromanaging and the lack of individual general control during battles gives more to worry about, but less to feel in control of.

The music in the game is serviceable and there are a few nice compositions here. As with all strategy games, you are bound to be hearing the music quite a bit and even good songs can get old when you have a long play session. I was questioning a couple of the tunes as they sounded a little out of place for the historical setting (one song feels like it could be in the Harry Potter movies), but they are good and can be switched off.

RotTK14 is a game that I would recommend to history buffs and strategy game lovers. If you are willing to put in the time and learn all the games systems, there is some fun to be had. If you are someone who is easily frustrated or who dislikes micromanaging then it’s not the game for you. Although, for me, RotTK14 does not live up to the previous installment that I had played and loved, it’s nice to finally get another series entry optimized for NA and it’s even nicer to be able to take it anywhere on the go with Nintendo Switch.

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