The next ‘Xenoblade Chronicles 2’ DLC arrives September 2018

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has already seen a number of DLC updates, but that isn’t stopping developer Monolith Soft from adding even more adventures to the game. During Nintendo’s E3 2018 press conference on Tuesday, the company revealed that yet another DLC pack — Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna The Golden Country — will be arriving to season pass subscribers later this …

‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ is a refinement of a classic formula

It’s December 1999. I’m sitting in my best friend’s smoke-filled bedroom, frantically mashing the buttons of an N64 controller and having the time of my life. Six months later, I’m in the same smokey hovel, but now I’m deftly dodging attacks, timing blocks and dancing between the platforms of Planet Zebes. And I’m still having the time of my life. …

Donkey Kong DLC for ‘Mario + Rabbids’ arrives June 26th

Truly, we are living in the Golden Age of crossover content. At its E3 press conference on Monday, Ubisoft revealed more details about its upcoming Donkey Kong expansion for “Mario + Rabbids” which is slated for release on the Nintendo Switch later this month, June 26th specifically. The DLC is expected to include four new levels totaling an added 10 …

Nintendo faces Switch patent infringement investigation in the US

Nintendo is under investigation by the US International Trade Commission, and the fate of the Switch hangs in the balance. Gamevice, the company behind the Wikipad and a line of snap-on controllers for mobile devices, says the Nintendo Switch violates its patents on attachable handheld gamepads and their related accessories. Alleging violations of the Tariff Act of 1930, Gamevice is …

The best Engadget stories of 2017

This year gave us an innovative new console from Nintendo, an iPhone without a home button, EVs and self-driving cars from almost all the major automakers, and fresh headaches for Twitter and Facebook alike. As busy as we were reviewing a new flagship phone seemingly every other week, Engadget’s writers and editors looked beyond that never-ending gadget cycle to deliver …

An appreciation of 2017’s in-game shopkeepers

In-game shops are more than handy outlets to transform random metal scraps and tired old gear into new and useful items. Shops offer a reprieve from the action of whichever digital world you’ve entered, allowing you to take a moment, breathe and consider the situation from afar. Do you want to play as a gun-toting tank or a sneaky spy? …

‘Travis Strikes Again’ puts 15 indie titles in one Suda51 game

Nintendo went all out this week showcasing a slew of high-profile games heading to the Switch, 3DS and 2DS — titles like Doom, Wolfenstein II and Pokemon Gold. But, just last month, Nintendo was all about indie love. That’s when the company and renowned ultra-violent game director Goichi “Suda51” Suda revealed Travis Strikes Again, the third title in the No …

Kid Koala drops the beat in ‘Floor Kids’ for Switch this fall

Floor Kids heads to Nintendo Switch this holiday season, featuring badass breakdancing moves, hand-drawn art, and music by Kid Koala, a member of legendary hip hop group Deltron 3030 and one of the DJs behind Baby Driver‘s soundtrack. The game’s characters first appeared in 2007 within a series of short, animated films that were incorporated into Kid Koala’s concerts. But, …

The director of ‘Final Fantasy XV’ isn’t finished yet

Final Fantasy XV took a long time coming. After a decade of delays, it’s not surprising that both Square Enix and the game’s director, Hajime Tabata, are saying they aren’t finished with Noctis and his bro squad. With not even a whisper of Final Fantasy XVI, the rest of this year (and part of 2018) is focused on the Final …

Exceedingly difficult ‘TumbleSeed’ just got a bit easier

For those who have struggled through and given up on the exceptionally difficult rogue-like TumbleSeed (don’t worry, we had a hard time too), a patch was just released that makes the game a bit easier to navigate. The team behind TumbleSeed has acknowledged the game’s flaws and where they went wrong in their design, explaining the situation in a detailed …