Kotaku Wednesday, February 9, 2022 8:20 PM
All PC versions of the Dark Souls games will remain offline for the foreseeable future, according to a new tweet from series publisher Bandai Namco, in order to fix at least one major security vulnerability. Further, the developers are working to ensure that the same serious vulnerability does not persist in…
Kotaku Wednesday, February 9, 2022 8:05 PM
Because it's a Kirby game, and because Kirby games are never allowed to sit at the adult's table of Nintendo's release schedule, you would think the upcoming release of Kirby and the Forgotten Land, aka what you could assume to be just another Kirby platformer, would go unremarked by many. And yet...this game is…
Kotaku Wednesday, February 9, 2022 6:20 PM
There was a Nintendo Direct held earlier today, which covered everything from Metroid to Mario Kart, and if you missed it and want to catch up on everything, or didn't miss it and just wanted to revisit the parts that actually interested you, here you go.
Kotaku Wednesday, February 9, 2022 5:50 PM
While Mario Kart fans might have anticipated the announcement of Mario Kart 9 during today's Nintendo Direct, Nintendo instead opted to announce that 48 additional courses, some of them remastered courses from across the Mario Kart series, will be hitting Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as paid DLC via what it's calling the Mario…
Kotaku Wednesday, February 9, 2022 5:35 PM
During today's Direct presentation, Nintendo announced that its classic RPGs Mother (known in the West as EarthBound Beginnings) and EarthBound are coming to the Nintendo Switch's retro libraries for NES and SNES, respectively.
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Kotaku Wednesday, February 9, 2022 5:28 PM
Nintendo just announced what's basically a sequel to the best-selling Wii game of all time, Wii Sports, only this time for the Nintendo Switch. And this latest edition is called...Nintendo Switch Sports.
Kotaku Wednesday, February 9, 2022 5:20 PM
Chrono Trigger pseudo-sequel Chrono Cross is being remastered for the Nintendo Switch. It's scheduled to launch on April 7.
Kotaku Wednesday, February 9, 2022 5:20 PM
It's been fifteen years since the last Mario Strikers game, but fans of the battle soccer series don't have to wait much longer for a new game. During today's Nintendo Direct presentation, the company revealed Mario Strikers: Battle League, which will hit the Nintendo Switch on June 10.
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PCGamesN Wednesday, February 9, 2022 6:43 PM
Today's Nintendo Direct went heavy on the RPG games, and Square Enix was well-represented in the lineup - including the much-speculated-upon Chrono Cross remaster. Now that the dust has settled (and Square Enix has sent out its full press releases) we know that the updated Chrono Cross is not a Switch exclusive. It's coming to Steam and other consoles, too.
Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition will launch on April 7 across Steam, Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. As the name suggests, it's not just a remaster of Chrono Cross, as it also includes Radical Dreamers - Le Trésor Interdit -, a text adventure that's never previously been released in English. Officially, anyway.
Chrono Cross features updated, upscaled visuals, but don't worry - if you find the new filters as unpleasant as I do, you can turn them off. There are also new quality of life features, like the option to turn fights on or off or switch on auto battles.
PCGamesN Wednesday, February 9, 2022 5:33 PM
Last year's release of the No Step Back expansion for Hearts of Iron IV saw players flooding back to the WWII grand strategy game in droves, breaking its record concurrent player count five years after launch. Now, Hearts of Iron's new game director Peter Nicholson has posted a cautiously ambitious roadmap for the coming year, and his hope is for development to increase in tempo and better incorporate community feedback.
While Nicholson says he shares many of former game director Dan Lind's ambitions for Hearts of Iron IV, he distinguishes his approach by explaining that he hopes to leave "plenty of space for reactive development," which he says worked well while he was directing the Imperator: Rome team.
The goal - and Nicholson is careful to point out that a goal is a different thing from a promise - this year is to increase the pace of new releases, and to bring the community on board earlier in the process as patches are going through development. "This also means getting ideas into public view slightly faster, for feedback and conversation," Nicholson writes. "We're not exactly sure how this will look yet, but it is likely that there'll be a reorganisation of the traditional dev-diary schedule into something that feels less like a milestone delivery."The best Hearts of Iron 4 mods, The best WW2 games on PC, The best grand strategy games on PC
PCGamesN Wednesday, February 9, 2022 4:43 PM
Lost Ark is shaking up the Steam charts in a way we haven't seen since, well… the last Amazon-published MMORPG to hit Valve's platform. The Western release of the 2019 Korean action-MMO is popping off in a big way, and right now you've still got to pay for a Founder's Pack to get in. Luckily, the Lost Ark free-to-play release time isn't far off.
Pre-loads already began earlier this week, so if you want to be ready the instant servers are open for free-to-play folks, you can start that download right now on Steam. The devs provided these release times earlier in the week, but hopefully they'll prove a bit more accurate than the early access times, which were delayed by an hour.
Luckily, even as the game reached over a half-million concurrent players on day one, the servers held steady - outside of some queue times, naturally. We'll see how things hold up on the free-to-play launch, but the early access release has been promising.Best MMOS and MMORPGs on PC, Upcoming PC games, Best fantasy games on PC
Twinfinite Wednesday, February 9, 2022 8:36 PM
Fry and crew are getting ready for another return.
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Twinfinite Wednesday, February 9, 2022 7:48 PM
With the finale of The Book of Boba Fett now behind us, it would appear that there would be a gap left to fill for the Star Wars fans on Disney's streaming service. However, just like any hero who arrives whenever he needs to be, Star Wars will be celebrating the 45th anniversary of A […]
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Twinfinite Wednesday, February 9, 2022 7:25 PM
Today, during its latest Nintendo Direct broadcast, Bandai Namco announced a brand new Gundam Game, SD Gundam Battle Alliance.
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Twinfinite Wednesday, February 9, 2022 6:41 PM
While the western Nintendo Direct broadcast had quite a few interesting games to share, as usual, the Japanese version had a few extras. Enter Loop8.
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Twinfinite Wednesday, February 9, 2022 6:30 PM
During today's Nintendo Direct, it was revealed that Earthbound and Earthbound Beginnings will release on the SNES and NES Nintendo Switch Online libraries. They are among the last of the first-party Nintendo titles to release on the service. Earthbound, which was originally released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, is a role-playing game where four […]
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Twinfinite Wednesday, February 9, 2022 6:17 PM
Today Square Enix announced a brand new game titled The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story, a live-action mystery-adventure game.
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Twinfinite Wednesday, February 9, 2022 6:06 PM
Earlier today during the Nintendo Direct, a brand-new trailer for Kirby and the Forgotten Land was revealed. This game makes the first time that the Kirby franchise has done a fully 3D platformer instead of the classic 2D style. The trailer begins with three enemies rushing Kirby in a cinematic scene. The pink little puffball […]
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Twinfinite Wednesday, February 9, 2022 6:03 PM
Today's Nintendo Direct stream has come and gone, and Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series got announced as a remaster of the classic platforming games. It'll be coming to Nintendo Switch on July 8 and it's also "coming soon" to PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, and PS5. This little collection will feature both Klonoa: Door to […]
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Twinfinite Wednesday, February 9, 2022 5:55 PM
We're finally getting new Mario Kart content! Well, sort of. During today's Nintendo Direct, it was announced that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is getting paid DLC called Booster Course Pass that will release eight courses at a time in six waves over the next two years. Courses from games across the series, from Super Mario […]
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Twinfinite Wednesday, February 9, 2022 5:47 PM
The Nintendo Direct stream is now over, but Triangle Strategy got a "final trailer" and more demo info ahead of its launch next month. A new demo has also been announced that will allow players to carry over save data and play even further into the game. This turn-based strategy RPG is launching on Mar. 4 for […]
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Twinfinite Wednesday, February 9, 2022 5:44 PM
Today, during its latest Nintendo Direct broadcast, the house of Mario and Zelda and Monolith Software announced Xenoblade Chronicles 3.
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Twinfinite Wednesday, February 9, 2022 5:44 PM
Today, during the Nintendo Direct, it was revealed that a Metroid Dread would be getting two free new game modes added to it. The first is called Dread Mode, where players lose immediately if they even get hit once. On the other side of the spectrum, Rookie Mode is a much more forgiving mode that […]
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Twinfinite Wednesday, February 9, 2022 5:40 PM
Earlier today during the Nintendo Direct, Nintendo Switch Sports was revealed for the Nintendo Switch. This game is the next game in the Wii Sports franchise, a series of games which was made popular on the Nintendo Wii back in the late 2000s and early 2010s. At launch, Nintendo Switch Sports will include tennis, bowling, […]
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Twinfinite Wednesday, February 9, 2022 5:38 PM
Today during the Nintendo Direct, a remaster for the 1999 Playstation game Chrono Cross was announced. The remaster is called Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition, and it will be coming digitally to consoles and PC later this year. Chrono Cross is set in the same world as Chrono Trigger. The story focuses on a […]
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Twinfinite Wednesday, February 9, 2022 5:34 PM
Today, during its latest Nintendo Direct broadcast, the house of Mario and Zelda and Square Enix announced Live A Live.
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Twinfinite Wednesday, February 9, 2022 5:21 PM
The Nintendo Direct stream is now underway, and Mario Strikers Battle League just got announced as a sequel to the Mario soccer series that started back on the Gamecube. The trailer shows off plenty of gameplay and gives us a look at a few special moves, too. This soccer game is coming to the Switch on June […]
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Twinfinite Wednesday, February 9, 2022 5:21 PM
Earlier today during the Nintendo Direct, some new details on the upcoming remake, Advance Wars 1+2 Reboot Camp was revealed. The game is a remake of the GBA classic franchise, Advance Wars. But this time there's new art and a few new features that take advantage of the Nintendo Switch Online features. Advance Wars 1+2 […]
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Twinfinite Wednesday, February 9, 2022 5:19 PM
Today during the Nintendo Direct, Nintendo revealed a trailer showcasing one of the game modes in Splatoon 3, Salmon Run: New Wave. Salmon Run was a horde mode that was introduced in Splatoon 2, the previous game on the Switch. Now we see that it's back in Splatoon 3, and it looks bigger and better […]
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Twinfinite Wednesday, February 9, 2022 5:17 PM
Today, during the Nintendo Direct, it was revealed that a Pixar and Disney racing game would be arriving on the Nintendo Switch and other platforms this summer. Titled Disney SpeedStorm, the game will include loads of characters and locations throughout the catalog of animated movies and television shows that the companies have, and will feature […]
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Siliconera Wednesday, February 9, 2022 8:35 PM
Legendary Nintendo Wii launch game Wii Sports is getting a proper follow-up on the Switch, though it's long past the Switch's launch window. The Nintendo Switch Sports release date is set for April 29, 2022.
The February 2022 Nintendo Direct shared a trailer for the game.
The Nintendo Switch Sports release date trailer detailed some of the updates coming to the Switch iteration of the series. Rather than the system-level Mii avatars, Nintendo Switch Sports players are represented by more detailed characters. Environments and maps also feature updated graphics from the Wii original. The game will support local play on a single Switch system for up to 4 players, as well as online play for the first time. Online options include friend-based matches and randomized matchmaking. Players can unlock additional items from online play.
The game features sports from the original Wii Sports, like Tennis, Bowling, and the sword-fighting game Chambara from Wii Sports Resort. Soccer, Volleyball, and Badminton also join as new activities. As with the original, all the games use motion controls. People hold Switch Joy-con controllers in the hands. The leg strap included with Ring Fit Adventure (and also included with the physical edition) can also play a role. One example shown involves inserting a Joy-con into the leg strap to enable the use of kicking motions while playing Soccer's Shootout mode. An update scheduled for summer will add the leg strap functionality to standard Soccer matches.
Nintendo Switch Sports will launch on the Switch on April 29, 2022. A pre-release online play test will take place on February 18-20, 2022 for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers. Golf will join the sport lineup in the planned Autumn update.
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Siliconera Wednesday, February 9, 2022 7:30 PM
Cloud from Final Fantasy VII will appear in the racer roster in Chocobo GP. However, everyone won't have immediate access to him. Rather, he's someone folks will have to earn. Square Enix confirmed there will be a Season Pass system, and he will be among the rewards in the first one. In addition, Squall from FFVIII will appear.
Here's the official reveal. It doesn't actually show Cloud in a vehicle, but it does offer a glimpse at how the racer will appear in Chocobo GP. He comes armed with his Buster Sword. Square Enix didn't mention if a Season Pass will cost money.
A screenshot on the Japanese official Twitter account showed Squall.
There will be a mix of Chocobo series characters and Final Fantasy crossover racers in the Chocobo GP roster. For example, both Shirma and Irma will be back. Final Fantasy staple Gilgamesh is there too. An update going over how to unlock new race series showed FFIX's Steiner and Vivi.
Chocobo GP will appear on the Nintendo Switch worldwide on March 10, 2022, and Cloud will be in its first season pass. There is also a free Chocobo GP' game for Android and Apple iOS devices.
Siliconera Wednesday, February 9, 2022 7:00 PM
The Xenoblade Chronicles 3 characters might remind you of ones from a past game, as Xenoblade Chronicles 2 designer Masatsugu Saito returned to work on the cast. Executive Director Tetsuya Takahashi brought it and other details up in an official message following the game's announcement.
The announcement didn't just mention Saito. A number of other returning Xenoblade Chronicles series staff will also be back. For example, Koichi Mugitani contributed designs for Xenoblade Chronicles X and Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and made key art for this entry. Returning composers ACE, Kenji Hiramatsu, Manami Kiyota, Mariam Abounnasr, and Yasunori Mitsuda will be back. All five composed music for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 too.
As a reminder, you can already see how some of the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 characters look. The first trailer appeared as part of its February 2022 Nintendo Direct reveal. The main protagonist and both allies and enemies all showed up in the initial footage.
To help provide more insight, here's another scene taken from the game.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will come to the Nintendo Switch in September 2022.
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Siliconera Wednesday, February 9, 2022 6:45 PM
GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon is now available for the Nintendo Switch. As something of a surprise announcement, Nintendo revealed the title to be available for Switch through its Japanese Nintendo Direct. Its short montage shared that consumers can immediately purchase the title. It is available worldwide for Nintendo Switch, and can be purchased for $24.99 through the Nintendo eShop.
A deluxe edition is also available to purchase. It costs $34.99, and comes with the Famicom version of the game. However, the in-game text for Famicom version is entirely in Japanese, with the exception of the menu screen. The deluxe edition also comes with a gallery mode, digital artbook, and a mini-soundtrack. The soundtrack features a total of 15 songs.
Previously, Konami stated that the title would release on the Nintendo Switch. However, while it was slated for a 2022 release, it was not clear when the title would eventually arrive on the console.
GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon originally launched on PCs through Early Access in May 2021. In June 2021, the developers added a new playable character, Getsu Renge, into the game. Several quality-of-life updates joined the game alongside the addition of the new character.
GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon is out now on PC and Nintendo Switch.
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Siliconera Wednesday, February 9, 2022 6:22 PM
During the February 9, 2022 Nintendo Direct, Nintendo showed off what Mouthful Mode will look like in Kirby and the Forgotten Land. The trailer is almost three minutes long. Unlike Copy Abilities that allow Kirby to obtain an enemy's skills after he swallows them, Mouthful Mode will change how Kirby navigates the overworld.
The more Waddle Dees you rescue in the game, the more Waddle Dee Town will grow. This will unlock new resources and buildings for you to explore. For example, you can upgrade your Copy Abilities. Fire turns into Volcano Fire, which can then turn into Dragon Fire. While Fire only pelts enemies with fire balls, Dragon Fire will allow Kirby to constantly breathe fire and even glide in the sky with wings.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land will launch worldwide on March 25, 2022. The game is also available for pre-order in the Nintendo eShop for $59.99.
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Siliconera Wednesday, February 9, 2022 6:18 PM
Nintendo is releasing a total of 48 new DLC courses for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, many of which are from past Mario Kart games. Players can access all the DLC tracks by purchasing the Booster Course Pass for $24.99. The first wave will release on March 18, 2022, with pre-orders opening later today. Owners of the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack will have access to the Booster Course Pass DLC tracks for free.
The newly remastered courses will come from a variety of past Mario Kart titles, from the SNES era to 3DS. All of the courses will be available both locally and online. Each wave will include a total of 8 courses. All six waves will release before the end of 2023. The first wave will include the Coconut Mall from Mario Kart Wii, Choco Mountain from Mario Kart 64, and Tokyo Blur from Mario Kart Tour. More information about the pack can be found at the game's official site.
You can check out the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC tracks in the video below:
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is immediately available on the Nintendo Switch, though most players already own it. The first wave of the Booster Course Pass DLC will launch on March 18, 2022, with pre-orders opening later today. It will cost $24.99.
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Siliconera Wednesday, February 9, 2022 6:10 PM
During the February 9, 2022 Nintendo Direct presentation, Nintendo announced a 2022 release window for LOOP8. This game is a "juvenile RPG" from Marvelous that has multiple endings and paths the game can take depending on your dialogue choices. It will also feature a turn-based battle system. The exact release date for LOOP8 is still unknown, but more information will appear in the future.
LOOP8's biggest selling point will be its "Kareru System." Every character other than Nini has their own actions, moods, and desires throughout the day. You will have to carefully choose your dialogue options to match how they feel or what they want if you hope to get the outcome you're looking for. As other characters' relationships and moods are always changing, you can experience a variety of outcomes over several playthroughs. Games such as Until Dawn boasted a similar system, with varying forms of success.
LOOP8 will launch in 2022 for the Nintendo Switch in Japan. There is no news of a localization as of yet.
Siliconera Wednesday, February 9, 2022 6:08 PM
It's just been announced, but already there's news about one Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes Limited Edition. Europe will be getting it. There's no price listed for it yet. However, Nintendo's European branch announced all of the bonus items that will come with it.
The Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes Limited Edition will be a physical release. That means things will start with a copy of the game. People will also get an artbook with designs taken from the game. There will also be some items focusing on the cast. People can display five acrylic figures inspired by its main characters. The announcement didn't reveal who will get them. However, as a reminder, Byleth, Claude, Dimitri, and Edelgard are the most important people in Three Houses and Three Hopes. There will also be a set of character postcards with more art. Finally, people get a Fodlan map.
As a reminder, this is a Musou game. That means it is a beat'em up where someone chooses a member of the cast, then cuts through hordes of enemies. The first Fire Emblem Warriors featured an original story and cast taken from multiple installments.
Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes will head to the Nintendo Switch on June 24, 2022. The Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes Limited Edition will appear in Europe that same day. There's no special edition of the game confirmed for North America just yet.
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Siliconera Wednesday, February 9, 2022 6:03 PM
Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival will release for the Nintendo Switch in 2022. The title was announced during the February 9, 2022 Nintendo Direct presentation. This included a short trailer, which provided a look at some of the songs that will appear in the game. This includes "Megalovania" from Undertale and "Gurenge" by LiSA, which is one of the openings for the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime. Additionally, the title will feature a total of 76 songs. A practice mode will also be available for players.
An online mode will be available as well. Players will be able to perform together in a four player cooperative mode called Don-chan Band. A versus mode will also be available in the form of the Great Drum Toy War mode. Players will also be able to customize their individual player avatar. Several of these cosmetic options were shown in the trailer. This ranges from entire costumes, to accessories players can choose from. The game will also feature a paid in-game subscription service. Subscribing to this service will give consumers access to over 500 songs. The service will be available at launch.
You can watch the Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival trailer below.
Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival will release for Nintendo Switch sometime in 2022.
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Siliconera Wednesday, February 9, 2022 5:56 PM
The next Mario sports game appeared during the February 2022 Nintendo Direct. Soccer is back again with Mario Strikers: Battle League on the Switch. It will show up on June 10, 2022.
A trailer went over what people can expect to see in the game. Familiar faces like Mario, Peach, Luigi, Toad, and Bowser are all there. There were also looks at some of the special shots people can perform during play. At the halfway point of the first trailer, it went over how gear can influence abilities and appearances. Hyper Strike shots showed up at one point as well. At the end, up to eight player multiplayer came up.
Mario Strikers: Battle League will come to the Switch on June 10, 2022.
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Siliconera Wednesday, February 9, 2022 5:55 PM
During the Nintendo Direct on February 9, 2022, Nintendo announced the first major update for Metroid Dread. It will go live in the Nintendo eShop as soon as the stream is over, and will not cost money. The Metroid Dread update will include two new difficulty levels: Dread Mode and Rookie Mode. These two modes will also become available in the demo version of the game.
In addition to Dread Mode and Rookie Mode, another Metroid Dread update is slated for April 2022. This update will include Boss Rush Mode, in which you face off against boss after boss without any breathers. More information on Boss Rush Mode, as well as any other modes that may appear in that update, will appear in the near future.
Metroid Dread is readily available on the Nintendo Switch. Its amiibo is also available worldwide.
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Siliconera Wednesday, February 9, 2022 5:50 PM
Square Enix announced The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story. It will be a live-action murder mystery game for the Nintendo Switch. The game will release in Japan on May 12, 2022. It will cost ¥7,480 ($64). Update: Square Enix confirmed it will appear worldwide. It also noted that it will be on the PS4, PS5, and PC too.
The game is made up of three segments. The first segment will be a live-action murder scene with real actors. The player must then gather evidence and draw conclusions based on it. Finally, the story's outcome will change depending on whether the player guesses the correct series of events. There will be a total of four murder mysteries to solve.
The Nintendo Direct trailer for the game briefly goes over each segment of the game. The deduction portion, in particular, features a unique selection menu that allows players to drag and drop notable evidence to solve cases.
You can check out The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story trailer below:
And here's the English announcement.
The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story will release on May 12, 2022, for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, and PC. It will be available digitally and physically in Japan and cost ¥7,480 ($64)
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Siliconera Wednesday, February 9, 2022 5:45 PM
A new Xenoblade Chronicles game will appear this year. Nintendo announced Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will come to the Nintendo Switch in September 2022.
Here's the first trailer for the game.
This will mark the third Xenoblade Chronicles game on the Switch. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was the first to appear. After that, Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition showed up. This means Xenoblade Chronicles X is the only entry to not appear on the console.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will come to the Nintendo Switch in September 2022.
Siliconera Wednesday, February 9, 2022 5:45 PM
Bandai Namco will release SD Gundam Battle Alliance for the Nintendo Switch sometime in 2022. Information regarding the title appeared during a Nintendo Direct. In the presentation, several key gameplay features were revealed. This includes the ability to form battle alliances with other players. Online co-op will be available. However, consumers will need a Nintendo Switch Online subscription to access online features. Update: Bandai Namco confirmed it will come to the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC as well.
The short trailer also revealed players will be able to upgrade their individual Gundam using parts. Characters from a variety of Gundam series will appear in SD Gundam Battle Alliance. This includes Kira Yamato from Gundam SeeD, and Mikazuki Augus from Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans. Players will lead three Mobile Suits into battle as they uncover why the various timelines have come together.
You can watch the trailer below.
Among notable Gundam characters, several popular Mobile Suits and Gundam were shown during the trailer. This included Big Zam, OZ-13MS Gundam Epyon, and the ASW-G-08 Gundam Barbatos. More information regarding the title will appear in the future.
Several other titles exist within the SD Gundam series. This includes SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays, which is another crossover-style title. Prominent characters from other Gundam series appear in this entry. This includes characters from Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, and and Mobile Suit Gundam 00.
SD Gundam Battle Alliance will launch for Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC sometime in 2022.
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Siliconera Wednesday, February 9, 2022 5:41 PM
Nintendo announced that both Earthbound and Earthbound Beginnings are joining the NIntendo Switch Online service. Subscribers will be able to play it starting on February 9, 2022.
Here's the trailer revealing they are on the way. It offers a look at how both will look on the system. Earthbound Beginnings is the first Mother game for the NES. Earthbound is the localization of the SNES game Mother 2.
Ahead of the reveal, Mother creator Shigesato Itoi teased something would be on the way.
Earthbound and Earthbound Beginnings both appeared outside Japan digitally before. For example, you could play Earthbound Beginnings on the Wii U.
Earthbound and Earthbound Beginnings will come to Nintendo Switch Online on February 9, 2022.
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Destructoid Wednesday, February 9, 2022 8:22 PM
Nintendo kicks off the year with some big surprises Today's Nintendo Direct has concluded, and dang, that was a pretty...
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Destructoid Wednesday, February 9, 2022 7:24 PM
Something new for streamers and die-hard fans So much happened at today's Nintendo Direct, even Metroid Dread squeezed in for...
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Destructoid Wednesday, February 9, 2022 7:19 PM
Live every life on the Switch A long-awaited RPG classic is finally coming to North America. Square's multi-path RPG Live A...
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Destructoid Wednesday, February 9, 2022 7:00 PM
The last of the announced Pixel Remasters arrives near the end of the month The last of the six previously...
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Destructoid Wednesday, February 9, 2022 6:52 PM
Plan your moves out in advance The release of Triangle Strategy is right around the corner, but you can test the waters...
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Destructoid Wednesday, February 9, 2022 6:47 PM
This two-game compilation is coming to Nintendo Switch first on July 8, 2022 During today's Nintendo Direct, the one and...
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Destructoid Wednesday, February 9, 2022 6:35 PM
Finally, I can bring GLaDOS on the go! Portal is one of my favorite game series of all time. It's challenging,...
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Destructoid Wednesday, February 9, 2022 6:17 PM
I'm back to bowl another 300 The star of the Nintendo Wii will live on in the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo Switch...
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Destructoid Wednesday, February 9, 2022 6:07 PM
Hopefully no news is good news when it comes to the Breath of the Wild sequel It's been 8 months...
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Destructoid Wednesday, February 9, 2022 5:55 PM
Yet another update to the eight-year-old game Fans have been holding out hope for news on the next installment in...
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Destructoid Wednesday, February 9, 2022 5:55 PM
The adventure of Ness, Paula, Jeff, and Poo — or whatever you name 'em Shigesato Itoi was not trolling on...
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Destructoid Wednesday, February 9, 2022 5:39 PM
Square's mech tactics series is getting a fresh look The first two Front Mission games are getting remade for the Nintendo...
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Destructoid Wednesday, February 9, 2022 5:33 PM
The spruced-up remaster lands in April That Nvidia GeForce Now leak has panned out again! This time, it's an HD...
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Destructoid Wednesday, February 9, 2022 5:27 PM
Mario's not messing around this time Have you ever played a sports game and thought, "man, this is fun, but...
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Destructoid Wednesday, February 9, 2022 5:17 PM
School's back in session The Fire Emblem series is headed back to the musou format. Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes is coming on June...
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Destructoid Wednesday, February 9, 2022 5:09 PM
GBA remakes featuring voiced COs, fast-forwarding, and a reset-turn option Just a few short years ago, we were wondering "where...
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Destructoid Wednesday, February 9, 2022 4:15 PM
I'll trade it all for Pikmin 4 Nintendo is beaming ~40 minutes of Switch news to our brains this afternoon...
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Destructoid Wednesday, February 9, 2022 4:00 PM
A new report indicates a smaller game will arrive before Infinity It looks like another Assassin's Creed game could arrive before Infinity. A...
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Destructoid Wednesday, February 9, 2022 3:30 PM
The studio is also extending the investigation of issues into Elden Ring The exploits causing problems for the PC versions of...
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Destructoid Wednesday, February 9, 2022 3:00 PM
Seeing red while in the black It's a big week of news for publisher Bandai Namco. The studio behind gaming...
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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, February 9, 2022 7:30 PM
We all love a good nightmarish, alternate history story, don't we? We don't? Fine, be like that. Atomic Heart, an upcoming open-world, first-person action RPG from the developers of scrapped VR game Soviet Lunapark has just given us a better look at its story, as well as a release window. The game is set to release in the fourth quarter of this year, although we aren't sure which month. The trailer literally ends by saying it'll release in "#######ber," and seeing as none of the four mounts with that suffix have a prefix of seven letters, it's easy to see that the devs are just being coy. Atomic Heart is set to be a game predominantly about shooting, albeit with some melee action. Ammo is said to be quite scarce, and there'll be stealth as well, so it doesn't sound like we'll be going around with guns blazing this time. The game takes place in an alternate reality 1950s Soviet Union. It puts us in the shoes of a KGB agent k...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, February 9, 2022 6:30 PM
There are few things that have perplexed me more over the last 20 years than the fact that Chrono Cross has been stuck on the PlayStation since release. Chrono Trigger has gotten ports. Every Final Fantasy under the sun has gotten a port or two. Pretty much everybody was getting some love, save for Serge, Kid, and the rest of the game's enormous cast. But the time has finally come for the game to become available to people outside of Sony's paper mache powerhouse. Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition is set to come to PC this April. Took ya' long enough. Truth be told, this isn't the biggest surprise, considering recent events and rumors. Between the crossover with Another Eden and various other rumblings, it was clear that something was up. The game was announced officially today during Nintendo's Direct. So, what exactly will we get with this? Well, Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition is a remaster for PC, obviously. But it also includes ...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, February 9, 2022 5:15 PM
As it often is with the AAA games industry, we can hardly go a year without another installment of an already bloated franchise. No, I'm not referring to Call of Duty. This time. In a report by Bloomberg, it appears Ubisoft is looking to deliver the next Assassin's Creed as a standalone starring the Middle Eastern Basim from Valhalla. According to the report, the game was first meant to be an expansion for Valhalla. It spun off the base game during development and now will get released sometime this year or next. As a standalone game, it won't be as large as Valhalla or its predecessors. The report also claims that the game is more focused on stealth action. Considering it's following Basim, the standalone Assassin's Creed game is likely filling in lore gaps following his introduction in Valhalla. But, of course, Ubisoft is staying mum. Speaking to Bloomberg, a Ubisoft representative refused to confirm the rumor. Eurogamer, however, did speak wit...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, February 9, 2022 5:00 PM
Lost Ark players who purchased one of the Founder's Packs would have received a 30-day Crystalline Aura as part of the bundle. A quick glance at the Founder's Pack page on the MMORPG's website will show you almost all the features you get with the Aura. However, many players will have no idea what all these features do, or even what they are. The page also lack info on the handy pet perks. So, let's take a look at everything you need to know about the Lost Ark Crystalline Aura. If you didn't purchase a Founder's Pack, you can still get access to a Crystalline Aura through the game's store. It will cost you 420 Crystals, or $9.99 USD, for a 30-day Aura. You can also choose to purchase a 180-day Aura for $49.99, essentially saving you $10 if you plan to have it constantly active. I suggest you don't active your Crystalline Aura when you first start playing. Rather, wait until you are further into the game and can make better use of the travel benefits, crafting bonuses, and num...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, February 9, 2022 4:45 PM
Last month, the final paid DLC for Dead Cells, titled The Queen and the Sea, finally dropped, and it provided a climax about as exciting as one could hope for. Having said that, the DLC does not mark the end of Dead Cells as a whole. Developer Motion Twin has even more free updates in store on top of the more than 20 updates that have already come out. One of these updates has already entered the alpha stage, and Dead Cells fans can freely try it out to get a first look at an upcoming biome, dubbed The Bank. According to a Steam update, the new Bank biome turns up randomly during any given run, and it replaces the biomes that would normally show up once players enter it. To access it, simply get to the standard final boss, the Hand of the King, at least once. Those who have already done so can come across The Bank during their next run. You enter The Bank by opening a special chest that appears in between most biomes, and you'll have to open it right there and then, otherwise,...
Gamer Empire Wednesday, February 9, 2022 4:47 PM
This article was stolen from https://gamerempire.net/ from the Lost Ark Guides category: https://gamerempire.net/category/lost-ark/. It was written by Tim Stadel Clausen. The original URL of this post is https://gamerempire.net/lost-ark-how-to-repair-your-items-tools/. Your equipment makes up most of your stat boosts and is thereby, in the end, one of the biggest factors in how much damage you deal in Lost Ark. Like in most […]
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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, February 9, 2022 4:17 PM
Techies are one of the strangest and mechanically intensive heroes in the game. Their unique potential to seal off areas with their mines makes them especially powerful against opponents who don't have a lot of experience playing against the hero. However, the hero is considered weak overall due to their insane difficulty level and reliability […]
Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, February 9, 2022 3:17 PM
One of the best ways to generate passive income and acquire resources in Bless Unleashed is to upgrade your Estate. The mechanic allows players to generate resources and even become merchants in this MMORPG. However, the Estate is not available to new players, and it might take some time before you can actually access it […]
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, February 9, 2022 7:35 PM
Mario has returned to playing soccer!
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, February 9, 2022 7:06 PM
The successor to the popular Wii Sports games.
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, February 9, 2022 6:14 PM
Xenoblade has returned!
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