Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes! - GameXplain video review

Check out our in-depth review of this spin-off from Suda 51 that covers the story, co-op, combat mechanics, enemies, links to the mainline franchise, and more!

Namco Tweets about Dragon Ball Z 2019 projects, announces action RPG and future Dragon Ball Fighter Z plans

My Memory of Us - Launch trailer

Experience a story inspired by actual events from World War II from a perspective of two children and help them survive the times of absolute terror. With pure evil lurking around every corner, their friendship won’t be enough to stay alive, however, if they’ll combine their skills and cooperate, they may stand a chance.

Defense Grid 2 - Nintendo Switch trailer

The beloved tower defense strategy game, Defense Grid 2, launches on Nintendo Switch™ on Feb. 7 for $19.99. It’s the first time players can take the wildly successful series from Hidden Path Entertainment with them on the go. This new edition combines the award-winning Defense Grid 2 with the five-mission expansion DG2: Aftermath (previously only available in VR), giving fans dozens of maps and hundreds of missions to complete while fighting for the top spot on the leaderboards. The beautiful art and engrossing music are enhanced with voice acting from the great Jennifer Hale, Alan Tudyk, Jim Ward, Dave B. Mitchell, Ellen Dubin, and Kari Wahlgren.

Featuring stunning environments, an expansive story filled with colorful personalities and a wide variety of challenges suited for beginners and pros alike, Defense Grid 2 will keep players glued to their screens – wherever they take their Nintendo Switch. Fans can play the campaigns solo or team up using two Nintendo Switch Joy-Con™ controllers (or other compatible controllers) for a thrilling cooperative experience.

Pre-purchase kicks off Jan. 25 on Nintendo.com and in the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch, and will include an incentive for fans to receive 10% off before the launch date. Subscribe to the newsletter for reminders at hiddenpath.com.

City of Brass - Nintendo Switch trailer

Become a daring thief in City of Brass, a first-person action adventure from senior BioShock developers. Armed with scimitar and a versatile whip, you’ll lash and slash, bait and trap your way to the heart of an opulent, Arabian Nights-themed metropolis!

Play as the sword-wielding Fool & Traveler, the knife-fighting Brigand, the spear-throwing Soldier, and the strong-but-slow Hellion … with more to come!

Classic Mario, Zelda and Star Fox Games for Nintendo 3DS Now Only $19.99 Each

Classic Mario, Zelda and Star Fox Games for Nintendo 3DS Now Only $19.99 Each

Starting on Feb. 4, three high-quality Nintendo 3DS games starring iconic characters – Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, and Star Fox 3D – are joining the Nintendo Selects library. Nintendo Selects is a collection of games available at a suggested retail price of only $19.99 each.

The Nintendo Selects library features a wide variety of games for various Nintendo systems. In addition to these three newly added games, other games in the Nintendo Selects library for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems include classics like Super Mario 3D Land, Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. For a full listing of games in the Nintendo Selects library, visit https://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-selects.

In the Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS game, build, play and share your own side-scrolling Super Mario levels using a wide variety of tools. Want to make your cannons shoot coins or have Bowser fly? With the intuitive touch-screen controls of the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, creating levels is easy and fun. Plus, you can take on 100 built-in courses as you tackle the Super Mario Challenge.

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D game brings Link’s classic adventure to Nintendo 3DS. This remastered and enhanced version features a cast of memorable characters, unforgettable gameplay and a dark and mysterious story. With control of time itself, Link must save the world of Termina from destruction by helping citizens, battling bosses and solving challenging puzzles.

Join ace pilot Fox McCloud in the Star Fox 64 3D game, an action-packed space shooter that puts you in the control of the classic Arwing ship as you blast, warp and barrel roll across space. Each mission in the game takes you through a different planet of the Lylat system as you face off against enemies, collect power-ups and fight powerful bosses on the way to the final battle against the evil Dr. Andross.

Anyone looking to play these great games on a system in the Nintendo 3DS family can pick up any one of these affordable options:
  • A black-and-turquoise or purple-and-silver New Nintendo 2DS XL system* pre-loaded** with the Mario Kart 7 game at a suggested retail price of $149.99.
  • A Scarlet Red or Electric Blue Nintendo 2DS system with the New Super Mario Bros. 2 game pre-installed** at a suggested retail price of only $79.99.
For more information about Nintendo 3DS, visit https://www.nintendo.com/3ds/.

AlphaDream explains why Mario & Luigi has yet to come to Switch, why Bowser's Inside Story remake came before Partners in Time

The following information comes from a GameInformer interview with some developers from AlphaDream, the company responsible for Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Story:

Game Informer: Bowser’s Inside Story is generally the favorite among the Mario & Luigi games. Why do you think that is?

Yoshihiko Maekawa (producer, AlphaDream): As for why it is players’ favorite, this is a really simple reason, but we think it is because it’s the first time you are able to to control Bowser, who is obviously well-known as a rival, in addition to Mario & Luigi, and the gameplay is dynamic and realized very well, also.

Why isn’t this remake on Switch?

Maekawa: It has to with the timing for it releasing on 3DS as opposed to Switch.

Akira Otani (producer, Nintendo): We did think about Switch, but we wanted to maintain the gameplay using the dual screen of the original. That’s the main reason we decided to port to 3DS.

The game has a great look, but did you ever consider a more drastic remake and using 3D models throughout?

Maekawa: What we set out to do was to update the 2D as well as introduce a very pretty way to convey the shadows, the lights and darks, in the game. That was our concept for this game. But as far as the future is concerned, we’re not completely sure what kinds of things we’ll do.

Why Skip Partners in Time as you remake the Mario & Luigi games?

Otani: The biggest point was that Mario & Luigi 3, Bowser’s Inside Story, was the best received title in the series, so we really wanted to do a remake of that. And we also really liked the idea of portraying Bowser and Bowser Jr. as a parent and child in the new mode, which is similar to the mode we added to the Superstar Saga remake. Also, the character Fawful was received very well overseas, so we wanted to bring him back and we wanted to show the continued saga with him that we started with Bowser’s Minions in the remake of Superstar Saga.

Click here to read the full interview!

DEGREES OF SEPARATION - Gameplay walkthrough trailer

Take a tour of the gameplay in Degrees of Separation, launching February 14, 2019! Wishlist now: http://www.dofsgame.com

Learn more about Ember and Rime, two souls empowered with the ability to manipulate the environment around them while growing ever closer to one another. Harness the powers of hot and cold to solve environmental puzzles and interact with a gorgeously realized, non-linear world as you discover new aspects of Ember and Rime’s relationship.

Nintendo UK Community Calendar: January 2019

Independent Nintendo community events are happening all around the UK every week offering great places to enjoy games on Nintendo Switch while meeting and playing with like-minded Nintendo fans of all ages.

Whether you’re looking for opponents in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, fellow trainers to trade and battle with in Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon Let's Go, Eevee!, fellow Grizzco employees for some Splatoon 2 action, or simply want to share the love for your current favourite game, the events posted below are all hosted by trusted friends of Nintendo UK so you'll be sure to meet plenty of friendly faces.

For a taste of last month's activities, here’s a look at some of the fun that took place at Nintendo Norwich:

So without further ado, here’s a selection of independent Nintendo fan events happening in the UK in January 2019:

Saturday 12th January

Host: Nintendo North Wales

Event: NNW mini meet #16

Location: Wheldon Building, Deiniol Road, Bangor, Gwynedd

Featured Games: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2 and more!

View the event page for more info

Host: Nintendo Birmingham

Event: New Super Mario Bros Deluxe

Location: Geek Retreat, Birmingham

Featured games: New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

View the event page for more info

Host: Nintendo Derry

Event: Nintendo Derry January Meetup

Location: Saunsburys Cafe, Derry

Featured Games: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, any Nintendo Switch games people bring along!

Visit the event page for more info

Saturday 19th January

Host: Nintendo Nottingham

Event: Indie Game Jamming Mini Meet

Location: ALT Gaming Lounge, Nottingham

Featured Games: WindjammersCatastronautsTricky TowersTowerfall and many others

View the event page for more info

Host: Nintendo Basingstoke

Event: SMASHing new year!

Location: Discovery Centre, Festival Place, Basingstoke

Featured Games: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Visit the event page for more info

Host: Nintendo Basildon

Event: New year, New Mario!

Location: GAME Basildon

Featured Games: New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Visit the event page for more info

Saturday 26th January

Host: Nintendo Gloucestershire

Event: Swap up that Puyo with some Tetris!

Location: Gloucester Guildhall, GL1 1NS

Featured Games: Puyo Puyo™ Tetris®, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Splatoon 2

Visit the event page for more info

Host: Nintendo Norwich

Event: Nintendo Norwich SpecialEffect Fundraiser!

Location: One Life Left Gaming Café, Norwich

Featured Games: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Sonic ManiaOvercooked 2Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!

Visit the event page for more info

Host: Nintendo South Wales

Event: NSW Pokemon Beginnings!

Location: Zinco Lounge, 24 Princess Way, Swansea

Featured Games: Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! , Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! , Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Ultimate Chicken Horse and more!

Visit the event page for more info

Sunday 27th January

Host: Nintendo London

Event: Nintendo London’s first meet of 2019

Location: Crosse keys, London

Featured games: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Splatoon 2, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!

Visit the event page for more info

For more events from our friends in the Nintendo Players UK network, please visit their website at www.nintendoplayers.uk.

Circle Entertainment will announce their first Switch release of 2019 later this week.

Special thanks to sligeach_eire for the heads-up!