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IGN Video - What Nintendo's E3 2020 Could Have Been

IGN was more than a little disappointed when E3 2020 was canceled thanks to Covid 19. With the year winding down, we thought we’d take a look back at what Nintendo could have brought us in an E3 2020 Nintendo Direct.

Azur Lane: Crosswave Joins the Switch in 2021, opening movie shared

Ride the wave

Azur Lane is a side-scrolling shooter created by Shanghai Manjuu and Xiamen Yongshi, originally released in China 2017 for iOS and Android platforms. The mobile game reached critical acclaim in China and Japan, hitting five million players within its first four months. The Shanghai-based publisher, Yostar, published the Japanese and English version of the mobile game, popularizing the game to more mobile users across the world. The game takes place in a world where personified battleships from around the globe engage in side-scrolling shooter gameplay.

About Azur Lane: Crosswave

In this high-octane 3D Action Shooter, historical battle ships come to 3D life with the help of the Unreal Engine! Control a fleet
of cute, but devastating characters and bring any enemy to their knees! Newcomers and returning fans of Azur Lane can play in
4 game modes, including the 100+ battles of Extreme Battle Mode!

Will you be able to sail your fleet to victory, or will you sink into the ocean?

Key Features

Living in a 3D World – Azur Lane mobile, the beloved side-scrolling shooter, is now retrofitted for the Nintendo Switch™ as a
cel-shaded, 3D action shooter with the help of Unreal Engine! Recruit over 50+ ship girls to help lead your fleet to victory. In the
Nintendo Switch version, play through Story Mode through the lens of newcomers Shimakaze and Suruga, plus Taihou and
Formidable!

Switch it Up with 4 Game Modes – Commanders can choose from 4 different game modes! Story Mode includes 7 chapters
through the lenses of Shimakaze and Suruga, plus 2 additional story chapters with newcomers, Taihou and Formidable. In
Extreme Battle Mode, choose from 100+ challenging fleets to battle for rare items and special materials. Capture new memories
in Photo Mode! Just like the original release, players can change backgrounds, adjust facial expressions and poses! Now on the
Nintendo Switch, choose up to 6 characters with freshly updated camera angles. Episode Mode includes 50+ sub-stories that
deliver bonus character backgrounds!

Arm Your Armada – Before setting sail, beef up your characters by equipping them with rare items found after a successful
battle or by crafting items at Akashi’s Laboratory. Here, Commanders can exchange blueprints to create new gear, convert
materials into rare items, and earn rewards. Experiment with different fleet arrangements to gain special Fleet Effects that can
provide in-game stat bonuses.

Ready, Aim, Fire – Control, aim, and fire at incoming battleships, aircraft carriers, and other enemies! Depending on the
character’s subtype, players can dash to evade attacks or activate defensive shields, unleash torpedoes or aircrafts, and switchon character-specific special attacks to defeat unruly enemies!

Twin Breaker: A Sacred Symbols Adventure comes to Switch on Sept. 23rd, 2020, new gameplay shared

Another one for Breakout fans

Enjoy a fun, story-driven brick-breaker experience!

In the early 2300s, Earth is still recovering from a decades-long World War that engulfed most of the planet, except for an isolationist United States that used its power and prestige not to fight, but to reach for the stars. But when NASA’s generation ships disappear in interstellar space, only two pilots are capable of figuring out why.

Featuring 40 stages, four boss fights, New Game+, multiple extra features, plenty of story and dialogue, collectibles, a rocking soundtrack, and a fun achievement system, Twin Breaker is an ode to both the past and the future.

Twin Breaker's story is written by long-time media personality and podcast host Colin Moriarty.

Features:

• 40 exciting story levels
• New Game+
• 7 unique game modes
• Loads of power ups
• Challenging boss fights
• Story written by Colin Moriarty

Twin Breaker: A Sacred Symbols Adventure comes to Switch on Sept. 23rd, 2020. The game is priced at $10, and takes up 88 MB of space.

Going Under - more gameplay


As an unpaid intern in the dystopian city of Neo-Cascadia, you’ll wield office junk as weaponry as you make your way through the offbeat procedural dungeons beneath your company campus.

Port Royale 4 sets sail towards Sept. 25th, 2020 launch

The high seas are waiting

Publisher Kalypso Media and developer Gaming Minds Studios have today unveiled a brand new behind-the-scenes featurette and a selection of stunning new screenshots for upcoming trading simulation Port Royale 4, offering a deep dive into the mechanics and features of the game ahead of its release on Friday 25th September for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The newest entry in the franchise, Port Royale 4 invites players to join the colonial powers of Spain, England, France and the Netherlands, and embark in a real-time trading adventure throughout the 17th century Caribbean. The game features the largest game world in the series to-date, including 12 square kilometres for players to explore and examine in breathtaking detail using the game’s seamless zoom function. Players can also take advantage of an overarching world map to plot customized trade routes, navigate rough weather and shallow waters, and create a productive trading network across the Caribbean.

For the first time in the series’ history, Port Royale 4 also features turn-based combat. Players can assemble a fleet and engage in maritime combat, protecting their wares from pirates, engaging in a spot of piracy themselves, or simply taking on rival traders.

For more details on Port Royale 4 or to receive review code, contact the Kalypso Media PR team or apply via Keymailer.

In Port Royale 4, set sail and join the colonial powers of Spain, England, France and the Netherlands in their fight for supremacy of the Caribbean in the 17th century. Take control of a colony as a young and ambitious governor and learn what it takes to manage and grow a small settlement into a bustling trader city.

Develop production chains connecting multiple islands and create complex trade routes across the Caribbean, covering the ever-growing needs of multiple cities. Make use of the detailed sea map to avoid stormy weather regions, cliffs or shallow waters. Fulfil tasks for your nation’s viceroy, earning more fame to unlock town buildings, ships and more. Conquer the cities of rival nations or hunt down their fleets with a letter of marque while also keeping a keen eye out for pirates and other privateers.

Introducing: naval battles! For the first time in series' history, combat encounters are turn-based, with up to 8 ships battling at once. Turn the tide with tactical captain manoeuvres to ensure a glorious victory each and every fight.

Features:

Choose from four colonial powerhouses: England, France, Spain and the Netherlands, each providing different benefits and unique gameplay styles
Four single player campaigns following each nation on a path to glory
Appoint a leader from four different character classes: The Explorer, Merchant, Buccaneer and Pirate
Establish and manage trade with 60 Caribbean cities in a huge game world
Navigate cliffs, shallow waters and stormy weather regions to optimize your trade routes
Choose from 50 buildings to produce goods such as rum and luxuries
Construct town buildings with neighbourhood effects to optimize productivity and manage the happiness of your citizens
Sail 18 historically authentic ships from the late 16th and 17th centuries
Engage in tactical, turn-based naval battles with powerful captains
Unlock licences, building permits, new buildings and ships by growing reputation within your chosen nation

Fortnite celebrates Rocket League going free-to-play with “Llama-Rama” event

Worlds collide!

To celebrate today’s free-to-play launch of Rocket League, Epic Games is celebrating with a Fortnite crossover event… Llama-Rama! Fortnite’s “Llama-Rama” celebration includes a concert from a Rocket League fan-favorite and cool, in-game rewards/items for both Fortnite and Rocket League!

Fortnite Presents: Spotlights - DJ Slushii

Today, Epic has announced that Rocket League fan-favorite, DJ Slushii, will be closing out the Fortnite Presents: Spotlight series with a performance at Party Royale. Whether players are tuning into Radio Yonder in-game or already playing Rocket League, they’ll instantly recognize his in-game track, “LUV U NEED U”.

DJ Slushii performs live from Party Royale on Saturday, September 26 @ 5:00 pm ET. Rebroadcasts are scheduled for September 26 @ 11pm ET and September 27 @ 1pm ET.

Rocket League and Fortnite Challenge Rewards

Rocket League players will get Fortnite-themed items as they complete Llama-Rama Challenges in Rocket League. Additionally, Fortnite players will receive Rocket League-themed items in Fortnite as part of the same Challenges.

For more details on these challenges and how players can claim the rewards, head over to the official announcement on fortnite.com.

Monster Hunter Rise "Deluxe Card" being offered in Japan

All the deluxe goodies in card form

Over in Japan, Capcom is offering a unique way for Monster Hunter Rise customers to get the Deluxe Edition perks without actually buying the physical option. Retailers will be offering a "Deluxe Card" for 1,364 Yen, and it will include the following content.

– “Kamurai” Hunter layered armor set
– “Shuriken Collar” Palamute layered armor piece
– “Fish Collar” Palico layered armor piece
– Gestures (4 Jumps)
– Samurai pose set
– Kabuki face paint
– “Izuchi Tail” hairstyle

This would be a great way for people buying a standard edition of the game to snag these extra goodies all together, rather than snatching them up piecemeal.

Thanks to Dondom95 for the heads up!

Nintendo UK Online Store selling Animal Crossing cushions, teasing "Pastel Collection" merch

Animal Crossing fans will eat this up!

The Nintendo UK Online store is offering some fun goodies for Animal Crossing fans right now. For those interested, there's a whole lineup of Animal Crossing cushions available. Each cushion is priced at £24.99, and you can check out the full lineup here.

Nintendo UK is also teasing a Pastel Collection of Animal Crossing merch. Nintendo hasn't revealed what will be in this collection, but they did share this blurb.

Register your interest to be the first to discover our Animal Crossing: New Horizons Pastel Collection! This limited edition merchandise range is available exclusively from the Nintendo Official UK Store and only for a short time.

If you want to sign up for notifications on what these items will be, you can submit your email address here.

Thanks to DraigGamer for the heads up!

Chaotic Couch Co-op "Supermarket Shriek" releases for Switch on Oct. 23rd, 2020

Start your carts...

PQube and developer Billy Goat Entertainment are excited to announce that Supermarket Shriek is coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PC on Steam on October 23rd!

Join the unlikely duo of man and goat in this award winning couch co-op adventure! Tackle outlandish obstacle courses, complete rewarding challenges and dodge deadly obstacles in a hectic race to the checkout!

The release packs in a frantic 38-stage co-op campaign and 3 hilariously fun PvP party modes for 2-4 players.

A Couch Co-op Experience Like No Other

Propel our two heroes through supermarkets, shops and boutiques using their wild, incomprehensible screams!

Man Screams: Kart turns left!
Goat Screams: Kart Turns right!
Scream Together: Kart powers forward!

Use your controller triggers to make each of the duo scream - or if you're on PS4 or PC you can hook up two mics and *literally* shriek your way to victory in what we call: "Duet Mode".

Outlandish Obstacles & Rewarding Challenges

Warm up your vocal chords and get ready to take on a variety of action-packed gameplay modes! The 38 stages include outlandish Obstacle Courses, intense head-to-head Races and not forgetting the-mode-where-you-knock-over-the-tins-of-beans.

Behind each shopfront, expect a relentless stream of obstacles blocking your way to the checkout! From the mundane (conveyor belts, spillages) to the absurd (fire pits, swinging axes, sumo wrestlers & more!).

Multiplayer Mayhem in Aisle 4

#SettleTheStore in one of 3 hilariously fun PvP party modes for between 2 and 4 players!*

Race around the supermarket and be the first to tick-off every item in Shopping List, dominate the arena in the an epic clash of man, goat and trolley in Sumo, and scream as though your life (or indeed, some points) depends on it in a head-to-head Race!

*2-8 players on Steam! This could get loud...

Supermarket Shriek will release on 23rd October 2020 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PC on Steam!

Remothered: Broken Porcelain to Release One Week Early on October 13th, 2020

Mother is calling

In a surprising move just one month out from Remothered: Broken Porcelain’s communicated launch date of October 20, indie publisher Modus Games today announced they will now release the horror sequel Remothered: Broken Porcelain on October 13.

Coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC for $29.99, Remothered: Broken Porcelain follows the critically lauded Remothered: Tormented Fathers and features new gameplay mechanics and narrative elements sure to spook even the bravest of players. Directed by Chris Darril of Darril Arts and developed by Stormind Games, Remothered: Broken Porcelain weaves events from the first entry into this all-new experience that pulls fans and newcomers alike into an incredibly immersive and haunting experience, all centered around the mysterious happenings of the Ashmann Inn.

“This is an incredibly busy month for games, particularly horror games,” said Shane Bierwith, EVP of global marketing at Modus. “While moving dates forward isn’t common, we’d like to allow horror fans to get their hands on Broken Porcelain early so players can have more time to experience all the great games releasing around Halloween.”

Remothered: Broken Porcelain acts as both prequel and sequel to its predecessor. And while horror enthusiasts will now be able to explore its challenging puzzles, expanded lore and intense, complex characters one week earlier than expected, the experience is likely to haunt them well after the game is over.

If you dare to learn more, check out the latest on Remothered: Broken Porcelain by visiting the official website and wishlisting the game on Steam.

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