Super Bomberman R Announced For PS4, Xbox One, and PC


Konami has decided to share the love of Super Bomberman R with the rest of the platforms outside of the Nintendo Switch, as the game has been announced for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Best of all? Each platform will have exclusive Bombers available for each.

Master Chief Bomber will be available on the Xbox, Ratchet & Clank Bomber will be available on PlayStation, and P-Body Bomber (Portal 2) will be available on Steam. Super Bomberman R launches on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on June 12th, 2018 in the Americas and June 14 globally, and on PC via Steam on June 13 priced at $39.99. Hit the jump for a full look at the new characters, and additional content.

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Taiko No Tatsujun Headed to Nintendo Switch

One of the most fan-favorite rhythm franchises in the world is officially headed to the Nintendo Switch. Taiko No Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! hits Japanese consoles later this year with full Joy-Con support.

The game includes several new mini-games, and sees the Joy-Cons act as sticks for drumming to play the game, with fun looking gameplay and plenty of hit Nintendo music to jam through. Conveniently, though the game may not see release out of Japan, the Switch is region-free!

Watch The Full Nintendo Direct Here

Nintendo went ahead and broke the internet with a new Nintendo Direct this afternoon, revealing a ton of new titles and incredible announcements on a random Thursday. Crash Bandicoot is no longer exclusive, with the release of the N-Sane Trilogy. Splatoon 2 is getting its first bit of paid DLC, and plenty more.

The biggest news comes with Nintendo’s “One More Thing” at the end of the video, with the announcement of a new Super Smash Bros. Check out the video above for the full Nintendo Direct.


Code of Princess EX Headed to Nintendo Switch

Nintendo and Nicalis has revealed that fan-favorite brawler, Code of Princess is headed to Nintendo Switch. The 3DS action RPG developed by Studio Saizensen, is officially getting an update called Code of Princess EX for this summer.

In addition to new and improved visuals, the game includes several gameplay additions such as local co-op play, improved AI, a new leveling system, and more. Code of Princess EX releases in Summer 2018 for the Nintendo Switch, physically and digitally for $39.99.


Happy Birthdays Releasing in June on Switch


I haven’t covered this game as much as I really should have, but you’ll be happy to know that the cubist gardening game from Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada will be releasing in North America on June 5th for the Nintendo Switch. The game allows players to create a world, adjust the temperature and world around it to create an ecosystem for strange life to form.

Happy Birthdays releases in Europe on June 8th, and a few months earlier in Japan on March 29th. The original game, Birthdays the Beginning, is currently available on PlayStation 4, and PC.


Bayonetta Collection on Nintendo Switch Launch Trailer

Nintendo has released a launch trailer for the upcoming Bayonetta Collection on Nintendo Switch, that features a look at the frenetic gameplay the series is known for. The most interesting part comes shortly after the 2-minute mark, when Bayonetta can be seen with Chain Chomps, dressed like Samus, and plenty more Nintendo-themed easter eggs scattered throughout the game.

Bayonetta Collection will release on the Nintendo Switch on February 16th, 2018. Bayonetta is available for the Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. Bayonetta 2 is available on the Nintendo Wii U.


Nintendo Switch Online Service to Launch in September


Nintendo of America has also revealed that the Nintendo Switch’s long-awaited (not really) Online service will launch in September of this year. The service will cost $20 per year, and allow players to play online against one another, a service which is currently free until launch.

Players will also have access to a growing library of classic titles such as Super Mario Bros. 3Balloon Fight and Dr. Mario.


KORG Announces Gadget for Nintendo Switch


The KORG music-making applications for Nintendo’s systems have been some of its most innovative and interesting ideas, and the Switch is set to be no different. KORG has released plenty of information on the official website going over what people can expect from KORG Gadget.

The creation tool will allow players to create music alone, or together with friends using Sound, Phrase, Sequence and Mix segments to use the synthesization tools to create songs. Using individual Joy-Con, up to four friends can create their own unique songs, or piece together a song using HD Rumble and Motion Control to turn knobs and dials and adjust the instrument as needed. KORG Gadget will come to the Nintendo Switch in Spring 2018.


Nintendo Unveils Labo For the Switch


Nintendo pulled a fast one late afternoon yesterday, and announced an entirely new “play experience” for the Nintendo Switch that puts cardboard creations in the hands of Switch players and allows them to interact in interesting ways. The kits see players build different items, called Toy-Con by Nintendo, that interact with the Switch.

The Variety Kit allows you to create two Toy-Con RC Cars, a Toy-Con Fishing Rod, a Toy-Con House, a Toy-Con Motorbike and a Toy-Con Piano. The Robot Kit lets you “build an interactive robot suit with a visor, backpack and straps for your hands and feet, which you can then wear to assume control of a giant in-game robot.” Both kits include Switch software. Additionally, there will be a $10 Customization Set that includes stencils, stickers, and washi tape. Hit the jump for more images, and the official trailer.

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Nintendo Switch Becomes the Fastest Selling Console in History


Nintendo of America has revealed that their much-loved Switch has officially become the fastest selling console in history. In just over 10 months, the Switch has sold “more than 4.8 million units” in the US, which Nintendo says is “the highest total for the first 10 months of any home video game system in U.S. history.”

That number beats out the fabled Wii, which sold around four million units in the same time-frame. Time will tell if the Switch can keep the momentum going with great game releases and updates.


Capcom Unveils Mega-Man 11

Capcom hosted a Mega Man (Rock Man) 30th Anniversary stream on Twitch this morning, and as expected unveiled some pretty great Mega Man news, with our first proper entry into the series in several years. Mega Man 11 is set to hit Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC late next year, and our first trailer is above.

On top of that, a Mega Man X collection was also unveiled featuring the entire Mega Man X series for players to revisit.


Super Mario Cereal is Also an Amiibo


In stores in North America as early as December 11th, Kellogg’s Super Mario Cereal is a mixed berry cereal with Mario-themed marshmallows. It’s also been a cereal that’s been rumored for a little over a week. Which is weird. But it’s not the cereal that’s been a rumor, it’s been the box, which also works with the Nintendo Switch as an Amiibo.

Using the Amiibo function of the cereal box will net you a good chunk of gold coins, and hearts in Super Mario Odyssey.


Gamecube Controllers Now Work on the Switch


The Nintendo Switch 4.00 update has given us all a wonderful, and surprising gift. Using the Gamecube Wii U controller adapter in unison with the Nintendo Switch now allows the Switch to read the controller, allowing it to work with nearly any Switch title.

That means players now have the ability to utilize the greatest game controller ever created. The WaveBird. Thank you, based Nintendo.


Best Buy Holding Super Mario Odyssey Event


Select Best Buy stores across the nation are holding special Super Mario Odyssey events tomorrow, October 21st, from 12pm – 3pm for fans. Players will have the chance to explore another new world from the game, as well as receive an exclusive sticker book (while supplies last).

If you’re interested in the event, you can head over here to see if your local store is listed.


BlazBlue CrossTag Battle Adds Chie

Arc System Works has revealed the next Persona character to join its massive line-up for BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, releasing on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC, sometime in 2018. The latest character? Fan-favorite, Chie, from Persona 4 Arena.

The line-up is already massive, with crossovers between 4 games. Noel Vermillion joins fellow BlazBlue characters Hazama, Ragna the Bloodedge, Jin Kisaragi, and Rachel Alucard. Chie Satonaka joins Persona 4 Arena fighters Yu Narukami, and Yosuke Hanamura. While Under Night In-Birth gets representation with Hyde, Waldstein, and Lynne.