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January 15, 2018

SNK Heroines ~Tag Team Frenzy~ is coming this Winter


NIS America have announced that SNK Heroines - Tag Team Frenzy is coming to Nintendo Switch and it will let players complete in 2v2 matches, with their favourite female fighters from across the SNK Universe.



Activate Special Moves with a single button, and make use of special items to change the tide of battle! However, the fight isn't over the moment you've chipped enough health away. Once your opponent is on the ropes, utilize your Dream Finish technique to win the match! Spectate on other battles online, and wage on who you think will win using in-game points. Use your winnings to buy voice clips and accessories in an all-new costume system, and customize your favorite heroine to your heart's content!

While the game was announced during the Nintendo Direct Mini, it is also coming to PlayStation 4 as well. 




The World Ends With You is coming to Switch


During last weeks Nintendo Direct Mini, Square Enix announced that the cult classic, The World Ends With You, is coming to Switch and includes an all new epilogue, which adds more to the story.



Originally released for Nintendo DS, back in 2008 and recently released for iOS, the game makes its way to Switch with HD Visuals, letting you enjoy the world like never before. Players can join in the battles with either the Switch Joy-Con controllers or using touch controls, however outside of that, all we have now is character art, which is fine as it looks wicked. 

The game is set to release in 2018, but no window even, has been announced.
















Detective Pikachu is finally leaving Japan


After being announced and released in Japan all the way back in 2016, Nintendo 3DS players outside of Japan will finally get the chance to experience Detective Pikachu, as its is set to release March 23rd via Nintendo eShop and at retail.



Players will take control of a human named Tim, who one day encounters a Pikachu who claims to be a great detective and for some reason, Tim can understand this singular Pikachu. Together they will solve clues and uncover a mystery like the world of Pokemon has never seen. 

In addition, at least in Japan so far, a new Detective Pikachu amiibo has been announced, standing at twice the size of the standard Pikachu amiibo and when used with your game, it can unlock short videos that may contain helpful hints for your investigation.


Ys VIII Lacrimosa of Dana is coming to Nintendo Switch


Last week during the Nintendo Direct Mini, NIS America announced that they were bringing Ys VIII Lacrimosa of Dana to Nintendo Switch, with the release happening sometime this Winter.



The game was released last year onto PlayStation 4 and is coming in a short while to PC, but this will mark the series return to a Nintendo platform after the 2008 Wii Virtual Console and the first new Ys game in 8 years. 

In this new game, you will take on the role of Adol, as he is shipwrecked and stranded on a cursed island. There, he and the other shipwrecked passengers he rescues form a village to challenge fearsome beasts and mysterious ruins on the isolated island. Amidst this, Adol begins to dream of a mysterious blue-haired maiden living in an unknown world. Join Adol as he unravels the riddle of the cursed isle and the blue-haired maiden Dana in Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA!

The release on Switch will come with some exclusive features, but no word on what those are at this time. 

January 12, 2018

Go Ape with DK in Mario+Rabbids Kingdom Battle DLC


Ubisoft announced during the Nintendo Direct Mini that Donkey Kong is coming to Mario+Rabbids Kingdom Battle, check out the announcement trailer below.



Donkey Kong will be featured in an original story, taking place in a new world. Donkey Kong is exclusive to this brand new adventure and is planned for an autumn 2018 release.

The DLC will available as part of the Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Season pass or can be purchased as stand-alone content.


Razer announce the Nommo speaker set


Razer have today announced that their next speaker system, the Nommo will be available in stores this January and online direct from Razer today.



Looking at the speakers, they seem more air cannon than they do speaker, but with the design that they have, the sound is forced out towards you, rather than just drifting out. The speaker comes in three flavours, the Nommo, the Nommo Chroma and the Nommo Pro, with each version offering different features, so you can get the ones that works for you. 

The Nommo speaker range was engineered to aid gamers with sensing environmental factors. The entire range features accurate positional audio using true left and right stereo imaging to help ensure gamers know exactly where sounds are coming from for quicker more accurate response.  Additionally the Nommo Pro features Independent Tweeters for enhanced highs to catch minute details in gaming audio.

The Razer Nommo Pro is a premium 2.1 speaker system that delivers a uniquely powerful audio experience with great range, depth and clarity.  The system is THX Certified, rising to the highest standards of cinematic sound. It includes Dolby Virtual Speaker technology for an added layer of immersion with simulated 5.1 surround sound. Its Dupont™ Kevlar coated driver’s project solid mids, while independent silk-woven tweeters per satellite produce smooth and balanced highs. A cylindrical downward firing subwoofer promotes airflow for consistent, deep tones.


As always, speakers need to specs, so here are the Nommo technical specification.

Nommo Technical Specifications
• 2 x 3 in. full range drivers (1 x per speaker)
• Frequency response: 50-20,000 Hz
• 1 x 3.5 mm audio input jack
• 1 x 3.5 mm headphone output jack
• 1 x 3.5 mm aux input jack
• Bass and volume control
• Hardware requirements:
        • Devices with 3.5 mm audio ports

While there is the standard Nommo, there is also the Nommo Pro, which comes packed with even more features.

Razer Nommo Pro Technical Specifications
• 2 x 0.8 in. silk dome tweeters (1 x per speaker)
• 2 x 3 in. full range drivers (1 x per speaker)
• 1 x 6 in. down-firing subwoofer
• Frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz
• USB connection
• Optical connection
• 3.5 mm connection
• Control pod featuring power, volume, mute, pairing and source control functions with a headphone jack
• Razer Chroma enabled
• System Requirements:
    • Product Requirements
            • PC/Mac with a free USB port
            • AC power source
    • Razer Synapse Requirements
            • Windows®7/Mac OS X 10.9 (or higher)
            • Internet connection
            • 100 MB of free hard disk space




Assassin's Creed Rogue is coming back with a remaster


Ubisoft has announced that Assassin's Creed Rogue, the game that was released around the same time as Unity, but was limited to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, with it later coming to PC; It is now coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, remastered.



Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered will include all of the downloadable content from the original game: two bonus missions (The Armor of Sir Gunn Quest and The Siege of Fort de Sable), as well as the Master Templar and Explorer packs, which contain weapons, customization items and special outfits, including Bayek’s legacy outfit from Origins.

Ubisoft Sofia was the studio that created the original game, are also handling the remaster and those with Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro consoles will be able to run the game in 4K. The best news is that the game is coming on March 20th.




Fe coming to all platforms this February


During the Nintendo Direct Mini that happened overnight, we got another look at Fe from Zoink Games, as well as the release date. The game is coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on February 16th.

In Fe, you will run, climb, and glide your way through a dark Nordic forest to explore its living, breathing world – one filled with secrets, legends, and mystical creatures.With Fe's unique abilities, you will have to master the sounds of the forest in order to proceed throughout the game, I for one can't wait to lose myself in the world.




 
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