Monday, February 27, 2023

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet New DLC with 5 new Pokémon, including 2 legendaries

February 27, 2023 0 Comments
Image: Game Freak/The Pokémon Company

As part of a Pokémon Presents stream on MondayPokémon Scarlet and Violet are getting paid DLC and the first wave of the upcoming expansion is coming in fall 2023! 


It's called "The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero", and it is separated into 2parts and will take players beyond the existing Paldea Region as well as let them encounter new Pokémon.


There are 2 parts to this new adventure: 

Part 1 is called The Teal Mask, and will arrive first in the fall of 2023. It will take players on a school field trip to the land of Kitakami, a mountainous region with a village at the base. 


Part 2 is called The Indigo Disc and is slated to arrive sometime before the end of winter 2023”. It will take players to visit their sister school, Blueberry Academy


Although it is split into two parts, both stories will link up into one continuous narrative.


Check out the trailer below:


Which new Pokémon are coming to The Teal Mask and Indigo Disk?

In addition to experiencing new locations, The Hidden Treasure DLC will also feature new Legendaries and returning favorites. 


The Teal Mask’s Legendary, will feature Ogerpon with new Pokémon Okidogi, Munkidori, and Fezandipiti also appearing alongside the likes of Chingling, Shiftry, Milotic, Ninetales, Vikavolt


The Indigo Disc will feature the Legendary Terapagos, alongside returning Pokémon Dewgong, Metagross, Alcremie, Espurr, Zebstrika, and Whimsiscott.


The Pokémon Company also revealed that Pokémon Home will finally link Let's Go and Scarlet/Violet together. This, together with the DLC, will now introduce over 230 Pokémon to the games that weren’t previously available in them to catch or battle with!


Are you excited? I certainly am and will have this on my shopping cart ready to check out!


Have you gotten your copy of Pokemon Scarlet or Violet yet? If not, do check out the link below to get your copy to start your adventure! 

Kirbys Return to Dream Land Deluxe

February 27, 2023 0 Comments


Have you heard? Kirby's third Switch game in the last 12 months dropped on 24 Feburary 2023. It's actually a remake of the Wii game Kirby's Return to Dream Land (or Kirby's Adventure Wii if you're in Europe). 


If you want to give the game a go befire you decide to get it, you can download a free demo on the eShop right now.


Here's a bit about the story, and what else you can expect courtesy of the PR:

"A new story will unfold in Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe when Magolor, the interdimensional traveller from the main adventure, loses his powers and must escape the realm between dimensions. You can access this new epilogue after clearing Story Mode. Up to four players on the same console can venture through this mysterious realm together, where there are over 20 stages to explore. Can Magolor restore his powers and safely return to his world?"



What's New?

Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe adds a co-op epilogue where players play as Magolor, a mega-easy setting. Magolor acts as the bumpers to Kirby’s bowling alley. You toss him health items and make sure he that does not fall over and die.


There are 8 worlds in total to float and fight your way through here. And as it's somewhat of a remake of a successful game which has stood the test of time with lots in the way of fun and creativity, you  can happily blast your way through the game. 


There's even an amusement park with 10 mini-games called Merry Magoland


There are some games, like Ninja Dojo, where you and up to three friends, throw shurikens at moving targets to try to get a bullseye. This game can also be unlocked from Magolor’s spacecraft, Lor Starcutter, like in the original. 


Other games, like Egg Catcher, are from older titles like the 1993 NES game Kirby’s Adventure.


Are you excited for Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Feb 2023 and Patch notes released

February 18, 2023 0 Comments
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A support page on Nintendo's website details plenty of bug fixes. A lot of the fixes have to do with the new Terastallizing mechanic, character expressions being stuck, issues with traded Pokémon, and reducing the chances of the game crashing by potentially reducing the amount of Pokémon and people displayed in certain areas.

Passers-by will also not be displayed during battle in towns anymore, meaning they won't walk through your Pokémon and their attacks. In addition, further functionality will be added to the Pokémon Box system to allow for better organization.

Released in November to widespread criticism for its many bugs, glitches and performance issues, the games received a day-one patch and a small one in December last year, but fans are waiting with baited breath for a major update to get the game in shape.

The patch notes mentioned that further updates and fixes will be coming with this update, but it doesn't state what they are yet. This patch may or may not be "IT". We'll have to wait and see if the issues with poor framerate, and texture etc... will be dealt with in this release. 

If a specific fix for a bug which has been bothering you but is not included in this update, don't be disappointed. Nintendo mentions that they plan "further features and bug fixes not listed in these patch notes." Full information will be shared when the update launches before the end of the month.  🤞

Have you gotten your copy of Pokemon Scarlet or Violet yet? If not, do check out the link below to get your copy to start your adventure! 


Or are you thinking of getting other Pokemon Games as Sword and ShieldBrilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, and The Legend of Arceus.? If the answer is yes, check the link below out! 


Monday, October 10, 2022

Pre-ordering Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope on Nintendo Switch

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Image from Ubisoft

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With just about 10 days to it's release,  Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope will make it's way on the Nintendo Switch on 20 October 2022!

In the strategy adventure Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, Mario and his friends team up with the Rabbids once again to restore order to the galaxy! Explore planets filled with quirky residents, and even quirkier secrets, while you stop a mysterious evil from plunging the universe into chaos.


I went into it not really knowing what to expect but Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is a hidden gem with full of surprises. It’s a turn-based tactics gameplay where you figure out the tactical puzzles of chaining together as many stringed attacks in the least amount of moves possible. It’s oddly satisfying seeing the enemies getting beaten up Mario and Rabbid style. 


[Mario Rabbids: Kingdom Battle Gold Edition + Donkey Kong Adventure DLC Review]


So now with it's sequel out, I can't wait to get my hands on another fantastic helping of strategy-focused goodness, Mario + Rabbid style of course. Besides the Standard Edition, there are are some special Gold and Cosmic Editions available!


I found the Cosmic Edition on Qoo10 for SGD$59.90, and the Gold Edition was SGS$110.90. What a steal!


It's sad that we don't have the steel case, but if you order from the Nintendo Store UK it comes with with a free SteelBook case.


The Gold Edition includes the base game, a Season Pass (which contains upcoming DLC packs, including additional story content featuring a new character, quests, and battles), and the Galactic Prestige Collection (three exclusive weapon skins, unlockable right away). 


The Cosmic Edition just does not have the Season Pass for the DLCs, which is pretty reasonable for that price. It comes with  the base game, and the Galactic Prestige Collection mentioned above.  I've been buying a tad too much games, so this was the only one which was more 'friendly' on my wallet, so this is the version which I got. I could always get the DLCs at a later stage if I am interested in it.


Now all I have to do is wait for the game, and find time time to play! 


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Friday, September 30, 2022

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Introduces Wiglett, the Long Eel Cousin of Diglett

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The Paldean region of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet has added another unique creature to its ranks...
... Meet the Wiglett

Digletts are Ground Type Pokémon basically whack-a-moles with cute noses, and they were made even more memorable by their cries of “Diglett Dig” in the cartoon. It's cousin the Wiglett,  resembles a garden eel, a subset of the eel species that live underground and poke their heads out from under water. It debuted during a livestream in Japan, which verified that while it bears a striking resemblance to Diglett, it is different enough to be classified as a unique species and not a Paldean variant.


Wiglett is a long worm-like creature that rises from the ground. But unlike the Diglett it is not a Ground Type but Water Type.  It also has a pair of eyes and a nose similar to Diglett, one of the original 151 Pokémon that has already been shown in trailers for the new game.

The Wiglett becomes the 17th new Pokémon revealed for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, including the Paldean variant of Pokémon Wooper from the second generation. New species introduced for the new game include LeChonk, the legendary Koraidon and Miraidon, and the newcomers Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly.



Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is the ninth main installment in the Pokémon franchise, which will introduce players to the new region of Paldea when it launches on 18 November 2022 exclusively on Nintendo Switch.


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Nintendo Switch Sports News (Last Week of September)

September 30, 2022 0 Comments
 Original Article from Nintendo.com

Check out the offering for the last week of September 2022!

Earn in-game points by playing global online matches*, then redeem them for in-game items like outfits, rackets, hats, and more!

Collect them all to change up your look and show off your sporty style. Items are only available for a limited time, so don’t miss out. You can check the top-right corner of the item list to see how many days you have left to get the item.

Earn in-game points by playing global online matches*, then redeem them for in-game items like outfits, rackets, hats, and more!

Here's what's coming to the item section this week. This collection will be available from 10:00 p.m. PT on September 28, 2022, through 10:00 p.m. PT on October 19, 2022. Have fun out there!

(Items may vary**.)

Completion bonus: Football & Cheerleader Set

Clothing/Accessory
  • Football Helmet
  • Wool Pom-Poms
  • Cheerleader Paint

Hairstyle

  • Cornrows

Eye Color
  • Light Green

Chambara Gear
  • Luxury Sword

Soccer Gear

  • Jackpot Shower

Stamps

  • What's Up Beetle
  • Cozy Beetle
  • Teary-Eyed Beetle
  • Bedtime Beetle

Titles
  • Curry
  • Sushi
  • Answer
  • Quiz

Certain items may vary from player to player.

New to the game? Here's how to earn these in-game items!

As you play online* in random matchmaking, you’ll earn points. You can then redeem those points for a rotating selection of in-game outfits, sports accessories, gear, and other customization options for your Sportsmate. The selection of items will rotate each week, so check back in your game or right here and see what’s in stock!

You can access online play for the Nintendo Switch™ Sports game with any Nintendo Switch Online membership. To see the different options or purchase a membership, visit the official site.


Try out Trial Mode

Don’t have a Nintendo Switch Online membership? Try selecting “Play Globally” to start Trial Mode! You’ll be able to have fierce battles with CPU opponents and obtain up to two items per week. There is no limit to how much you can play this mode, but please note that a Nintendo Switch Online membership is required to obtain all items.

Also, a 16-player bowling battle called Survival Bowling is only available when playing online in random matchmaking, but you’ll still be able to try it out in Trial Mode (even if you don’t have a Nintendo Switch Online membership). Enjoy!

Thursday, September 29, 2022

First Impressions: Bustafellows (Otome Nintendo Switch Game)

September 29, 2022 0 Comments



Release Date: July 30, 2021 (North America)

Developers:  EXtend

Publishers: PQube

Platforms: PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch

ESRB Rating: M (Mature)

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Note: BUSTAFELLOWS is rated “M” in ESRB. It depicts a lot of gun violence as well as drug references, if you are uncomfortable with these themes in fiction, this game may not be for you.

Game Story: 

STORY (From PQube’s Official Website for BUSTAFELLOWS)

Arrive in New Sieg, a beautiful fictional town. Step into the shoes of Teuta – a strong, smart and gifted journalist, in this romantic adventure set in America. After witnessing the murder of crooked lawyer, Limbo, Teuta is destined to save him. With the ability to leap into the past for a very brief moment and take on the body of another – you must find clues, search for data, and help those around you. Thus, our journey begins. Travel to the past to warn Limbo of his fate and figure out how to save him!

My first foray into Otome games.... Bustafellows

This started out with a sale on Amazon and curiosity as I had never played an Otome game before. So into the shopping cart it went, checked out and it reached my mailbox. 

So far I am on Chapter 2, and it's a pretty good otome game to start off with (seeing that I really have nothing to compare to at the moment, but still it's a pretty good introduction into the otome world imo). There is just so much to love about this game: its movielike cinematics, and captivating crime stories that’ll take you on an immersive journey. The best of all? The stellar cast of crime-busting characters that will surely win your hearts!

Read more about the chatacters' bios on the Offical Site


What's an Otome game?

Otome games, are quite literally translated into “maiden games”. They are a popular Japanese genre of plot-based (RPG - Role Playing Games) video games marketed towards women where the protagonist, usually female, explores a romantic relationship with male love interests over a main storyline. Otome games are usually presented in visual novel or dating simulation format, focusing on visual storytelling and dialogue.


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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Dicey Dungeons Physical Release on Switch

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It’s time to defy Lady Luck in the roguelike deck-builder, Dicey Dungeons. Released on the Nintendo Switch in 2020, it’s escaping it’s digital (finally!). Super Rare Games will sell a total of 5,000 copies in total, so if you want to secure a copy, make sure to purchase it from the Super Rare Games.

The physical edition will come with all the current content of the game, including the Reunion DLC, a full-color manual, interior artwork, and exclusive sticker, and trading cards. 

Luck won’t save you this time. You’ll need skills to survive this game. Become a giant walking dice and battle to the end of an ever-changing dungeon and fight monsters, find better loot, and level up your heroes as you work together to take down the Goddess of Fortune, Lady Luck herself. Balance your carefully planned strategies against the unknown of a dice roll.

Key Features:
  • SIX PLAYABLE CHARACTER: Choose between 6 wildly different classes: Warrior, Thief, Robot, Jester, Inventor, and Witch.
  • DOZENS OF ENEMIES: Fight and defeat a variety of enemies from Vacuum Cleaners that want to suck your blood, to creatures from Irish mythology, to suave malevolent snowmen.
  • ENDLESS REPLAYABILITY: Re-enter the dungeon for a totally different experience due to procedurally generated levels.
  • REUNION DLC INCLUDED: A major new DLC released in July that comes with six new episodes, one for each contestant, new music, new art, new equipment, and new gameplay. Dicey Dungeons is bigger than ever!
  • CATCHY SOUNDTRACK: Take on Lady Luck to the catchy, upbeat, and energetic beats by Chipzel
  • CARTOONY ART STYLE: Get immersed in the beautiful and adorable artwork by Marlowe Dobbe.




Once all 5,000 copies are gone, you’ll have to wait for a copy to appear on the second-hand market or just get it digitally via the Nintendo eShop. I've already made my order and am excited for it's arrival!

 
If you love this game, you should definitely get it! 




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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Nintendo Switch Sports Chambara Review and Guide

September 20, 2022 0 Comments
Source: Nintendo

Sometime back I reviewed Nintendo Switch Sports Volleyball and Badminton, and this time I am back with Chambara. I thought Volleyball and Badminton gave a workout for the arms, but Chambara  actually overtakes Volleyball  and Badminton: the speed and arm movements for Chambara are definitely more intense (particularly if you opt for the Twin Swords 😅)!


[Nintendo Switch Sports Volleyball and Badminton First Thoughts Review]



So what is Chambara?

Source: Nintendo

It's basically sword fighting, and is one of six sports in Nintendo Switch Sports. It requires a single Joy-Con, but can be played with two, and allows up to two people to play at a time.



What are the rules?

To win, within the time limit (45 seconds) you have to knock your opponent off the platform and into the water using the arm movements Attack and Guard. If no one is knocked off within the time limit, it becomes a draw. If no winner is decided after three rounds, there's a Final Round in which the arena shrinks.



What are the basic moves?

Attack: Slash the Joy-Con as if it were a sword. The direction of your attacks greatly matters. If your opponent is guarding vertically, you should attack vertically, and so on, or they will block you.

Source: Nintendo


Guard: Hold the ZR(or ZL) button to Guard. Aim perpendicularly to the incoming attacks to stun your opponent.

Source: Nintendo


What types of weapons?

Source: Nintendo

There are 3 types of swords to choose from:

  1. Sword: has an edge with the simplest mechanics. It can knock an opponent off the platform in just 4 attacks.
  2. Charge Sword: f you're adept at blocking at the perfect time, the Charge Sword could be a better fit for you.
  3. Twin Swords: it has the ability to easily confuse the opponent, since you can switch stances and guards very quickly. It can knock an opponent off the platform in 6 attacks.



Some Tips:

  1. An incorrect Guard can be more painful than not guarding at all.
  2. A successful Guard will not push an opponent off the platform, you need to land an attack to win.
  3. Even with Twin Swords, you cannot simultaneously Guard and Attack. Try to go on the offensive first to gain an advantage with the first attack, and then just overwhelm the opponent with a flurry of blows from every direction (hence the arms aching the next day).
  4. When you are being attacked, you are unable to strike back until you correctly Guard. This in turn will effectively stun your opponent. While they are stunned, this is your only opening, so make sure to take it!


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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Splatoon 3 Collectors Edition (Acrylic tumbler and plushies)

September 13, 2022 0 Comments

If you love Splatoon and are planning to get the latest Splatoon 3, why not pamper yourself with the special edition which comes with the acrylic tumbler, keychains and plushies?


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Amazon Japan has these babies up for grabs for around USD$85 (much cheaper than what is on offer on eBay)! 



Amazon Japan - USD $80                               Amazon Japan - USD$85


If you are wondering what is Splatoon 3 all about, it's an action shooting game whereby you transform into magical squid where you basically shot paint at opponents and try to take over the world with your team's color.


Game Description: Enter the Splatlands, a sun-scorched desert inhabited by battle-hardened Inklings and Octolings. Splatsville, the city of chaos, is the adrenaline-fueled heart of this dusty wasteland. Even in this desolate environment, Turf War reigns supreme and battles rage in new stages located in the surrounding wilds. Dynamic new moves help these fighters dodge attacks and cover more ground, along with a new bow-shaped weapon to sling ink. Ink it up with a new entry in the Splatoon series Discover the Splatlands, a new sun-soaked region with trendsetting inhabitants.




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Friday, August 26, 2022

Nintendo Switch Game: A Short Hike Physical Release (Collectors Edition)

August 26, 2022 0 Comments

If you've loved the rustic and calming gameplay of  A Short Hike and wished it was on a physical game cartridge for your Nintendo Switch, your wish has been granted thanks to Super Rare Games!



Follow the marked trails or explore the backcountry as you make your way to the summit. Along the way, meet other hikers, discover hidden treasures, and take in the world around you.

• Explore the island any way you like. Choose your own path to follow and see where it leads you. You never know what you might stumble into!

• Hike at your own pace – there’s no need to rush to the summit! Take your time fishing along the river banks or swimming by the lakeshore.

• Collect hidden treasures to reach new heights. Try taking a dive off the mountain peaks to soar above the forests.

• Chat with the other hikers you meet along your route. You might be able to help each other out!

• Listen to a lush original soundtrack by Mark Sparling that progresses dynamically as you explore the wilderness.


The collector's edition contains a a 46-page retro style guidebook of Hawk Peak, 4 sticker sheets of the Flora and Fauna found on Hawk Peak, a poster-size retro style fold-out map of Hawk Peak (all held together by a Short Hike Belly Band), a Claire pin badge, 3 postcards, and the beautiful OST composed by Mark Sparling. 


How cool is that?! 


If you are a collector and love this game, you should definitely get it! 

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Online Subscription: Individual vs Family

August 03, 2022 0 Comments


Did you get Mario Kart 8 Deluxe or Animal Crossing: New Horizons and want to play with your friends across the country? Then you'd need to subscribe to Nintendo Switch Online

What is Nintendo Switch Online?  

It is a subscription-based service that allows Nintendo Switch users to play games online (think Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon and pretty much  everything else that has online connectivit), backup compatible game save files to the cloud. It also enables you to access other Switch related benefits such as access to a library of Nintendo Switch Nintendo Entertainment System games, special offers, and access to exclusive games which include the online mode in the Tetris® 99 game, classic game controllers, and in-game bonuses.

Now with the expansion pass option, you even get additional access to a library of Nintendo 64™ gamesMario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course PassAnimal Crossing: New Horizons - Happy Home Paradise, and a collection of SEGA Genesis™ games!

More information on the Nintendo Site

Individual Membership

What is it: Provides Nintendo Switch Online service to the Nintendo Account that purchased the service. Individual Memberships are available in 1 month, 3-month, or 1-year increments. An individual Nintendo Switch Online membership costs USD$19.99 a year, while the expansion pack would cost USD$50 per year.


Who is it for: If you just want the basic cloud save, being able to play online and access to the usual offerings an online subscription has to offer, then opting for the normal individual plan would be sufficient. If you want to have more with the additional access and content the expansion pack has to offer, go for it! 


However, if you have a big family, or a group of friends, it might be more economical to get the family membership instead.The point of a family group is to bring together everyone's Nintendo Account under one subscription.  The family membership for Nintendo Switch Online can have up to 8 people on one plan. The more people you get to join in on this plan, the more money you save. 


Family Membership

What is it: the Nintendo Switch Online service to everyone in the purchaser’s family group (up to 8 people). Family memberships are available in 12-month increments only. The normal Nintendo Switch Family Online membership costs USD$35 a year, while the expansion pack would cost USD$80 per year.


Who is it for: If you want to get the membership at a slightly cheaper price and save some money, that and / or you have a big family or group of friends. 


How: All accounts must be part of a “family group”. It doesn't matter if they are used on a single Nintendo Switch console (with multiple Nintendo profiles / accounts) or on multiple Nintendo Switch devices with their respective Nintendo Accounts.


The family membership utilises family groups, so each account can be assigned a different role, with set permissions:


[How to Add Members to a Nintendo Account Family Group



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Thursday, July 28, 2022

Nintendo Switch Digital Games vs Physical Games OnePager

July 28, 2022 0 Comments



Personally, I prefer a mix of digital and physical because it just makes sense. This is especially the case for:

  •  digital games which go on sale on the Nintendo e-Shop and are way cheaper than the physical copy (sometimes up to a 50% discount or more!)
  • physical games which come with special bonuses, make for a good collection or if I don't like it, I can resell it away to fund my other games




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