Super Bomberman R Update Revealed

Konami has revealed the latest update for Super Bomberman R, with new characters, stages, game rules, accessories, and more. On top of a new Castlevania stage, and “Civilians” Grand Prix mode, every version of the game will receive Alucard Bomber from Castlevania, Caesar Bomber from Star Soldier, Mimi Bomber and Nyami Bomber from Pop’n Music, and Upa Bomber from Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa. 

Additionally, all of the new platforms have access to exclusive characters with PlayStation 4 featuring Pipo Monkey Bomber from Ape Escape and Toro Bomber from Doko Demo Issyo, the Xbox One has Arbiter Bomber and Grunt Bomber from Halo, and the PC has Atlas Bomber from Portal.

Super Bomberman R is available now on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

 

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Lineup of Final Fantasy Games Announced for Nintendo Switch

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During today’s Nintendo Direct, Nintendo and Square Enix revealed a massive bombshell that the Nintendo Switch, throughout 2018 and 2019 will be receiving a bevy of Final Fantasy titles.

  • Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition HD (Available Now!)
  • World of Final Fantasy: Maxima (Available November 6th)
  • Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Everybuddy! (Available This Winter)
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles HD Remaster (Available 2019)
  • Final Fantasy VII, IX, X/X-2, XII: The Zodiac Age (Available 2019)

Animal Crossing Announced for Switch; Isabelle Joins Smash

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Nintendo closed out their massive Direct today with the reveal that a new Animal Crossing game will finally be blessing the Nintendo Switch next year. No other information has been revealed, but we also were given the surprise that fan-favorite, Isabelle, is taking a break from her assistant duties to join the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster.

While Animal Crossing may not have a date, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will drop exclusively on the Nintendo Switch on November 2nd.

Katamari Damacy Reroll Announced

During today’s Nintendo Direct event, Nintendo and Bandai Namco announced Katamari Damacy Reroll, an HD remaster of the original 2004 cult classic game that will be releasing later this year for Nintendo Switch.

An exact release date is not available, but we should expect to hear more soon, as it is set for a Winter 2018 release.

 

Nintendo Unveils Limited Edition Let’s Go Pokémon Switch Bundles

Nintendo has officially announced a new Pokémon: Let’s Go themed Nintendo Switch bundle for the upcoming Eevee and Pikachu editions of the upcoming game, releasing on November 16th. The bundles include your chosen version of the game through a download code, a special decorated Switch dock,  and decorated Switch console. The bundle also includes two new colorways for the Joy-Con celebrating Eevee and Pikachu, as well as the Poké-Ball Plus peripheral.

The bundle will retail for $399 and launch the same day as the game, on November 16th.

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Gets a Release Date

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The upcoming spiritual sequel from Grasshopper Manufacture (Suda51 has started this game is not No More Heroes 3), has finally gotten a release date after over a year of teasing. Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes will be releasing for the Nintendo Switch on January 18th, 2019.

In Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes, Travis Touchdown will come face to face with Bad Girl’s father, Badman, in a series of Death Drive Mark 2 games, styled heavily after several popular real world indie games. Completing the games will earn Travis seven death balls, that will grant him a wish.

Capcom Announces Remaster of First Onimusha

Capcom has announced Onimusha: Warlords, an HD remaster of the first Onimusha game, originally released on the PlayStation 2. The new update will include “updated features including high-definition graphics, widescreen display option, analog stick support, a readily available Easy Mode option, and new soundtrack.”

Onimusha: Warlords will release on January 15th, 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch, and will cost $19.99.

Nintendo Switch Online Launching in September

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Nintendo has provided an update for its upcoming Nintendo Switch Online service, and while an exact date was still not given, it’s been revealed that we can expect it to launch in the second half of September.

The Switch Online service features individual membership pricing of $3.99 per month, $7.99 for 3 months, or $19.99 for 12 months. Online membership will include access to online multiplayer in compatible titles, starting with Splatoon 2, ARMS, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Tennis Aces, and more. Players will also receive a selection of classic NES games with newly added online multiplayer.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Direct

Nintendo hosted a Nintendo Direct this morning for the upcoming and highly anticipated Super Smash Bros. Ultimate that revealed several new characters for the stages for the game. Castlevania’s Simon and Richter Belmont are both making their Smash Bros. debut, as well as Chrom, Dark Samus, and King K. Rool.

Additionally, the team revealed that the game will have, counting different versions of stages, over 300 battle stages, and even a new “Stage Morph” feature allowing players to switch to a separate stage mid-battle. Lastly, several new game modes, assist trophies, and Pokemon were also revealed.

My Hero Academia: One’s Justice Launching October 26th

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Bandai Namco have announced that My Hero Academia: One’s Justice will launch later this year, on October 26th in North America for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. Additionally, players who pre-order the game will have access to play as the #2 hero, Endeavor.

My Hero Academia is on a roll as quite the successor to the crowns of fan-favorites Naruto and Bleach, becoming a cultural phenomenon we haven’t seen in several years. Hopefully the first official video game for the series does it justice. Get it?!

Namco Museum Arcade PAC Headed to Switch

It’s just one of those days for classic releases on Nintendo Switch. Bandai Namco has unveiled a new game collection headed to the system with Namco Museum Arcade PAC, which will include Namco Museum and Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus.

Players that grab the collection will have access to 12 titles. This includes Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus, which originally appeared as a stand-alone release, and Namco Museum, which offers Dig Dug, Galaga, Galaga ‘88, Pac-Man, Pac-Man VS., Rolling Thunder, Rolling Thunder 2, Sky Kid, Splatterhouse, Tank Force and The Tower of Druaga.

Darius Cozmic Collection Announced for Switch

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Taito has announced that its Darius series of side-scrolling shooters is headed to Nintendo Switch in a massive collection called the Darius Cozmic Collection. There will be a normal edition of the game, as well as Special Edition that will include additional titles, as well as an art-book, soundtrack CD, and acrylic stand. Darius Cozmic Collection heads to Nintendo Switch on February 28th, 2019 in Japan.

Here are the titles included (Special Edition only in bold):

  • Darius (arcade version)
  • Darius II (arcade version)
  • Sagaia (arcade version)
  • Darius Gaiden (arcade version)
  • Darius Twin (Super Famicom)
  • Darius Force (Super Famicom)
  • Sagaia (Sega Master System)
  • Darius II (Sega Genesis)
  • Darius Alpha (PC-Engine)

Hit the jump for a first look at the Special Edition.

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The FlipGrip Hits Kickstarter

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Fangamer has taken to Kickstarter to unveil their next project, a collaboration with creators Mike Choi and Jeremy Parrish that will comfortably allow players to hold their Nintendo Switch in a vertical format. Finally! The peripheral will let players properly enjoy games like Ikaruga, and Namco Arcade Archive the way they were meant to be enjoyed.

You can head over to Kickstarter to claim yours for only $12, or hit the jump for more pictures of the FlipGrip.

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Dragonball FighterZ Switch Date Announced; Includes Bonus

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Bandai Namco has announced that Dragonball FighterZ will officially hit the Nintendo Switch in Japan on September 27th, with it hitting Western shores a day later. Additionally, those who pre-order the game will get the Japanese version of Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden, the fighter that released in Japan in 1993 for the Super Famicom.

Dragonball FighterZ is currently available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

8BitDo Reveals New Slate of Bluetooth Controllers

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Famed bluetooth controller company has had a busy E3 this year. First, they revealed an entirely new brand, and now they’ve revealed a new slate of Nintendo Switch bluetooth controllers in varying sizes and colors, all based on previous Nintendo consoles.

The full slate is expected to drop later this year. You can hit the jump to check out all the new goodies, and a slight run-down on each controller.

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