‘Bloodstained’ will scratch your ‘Castlevania’ itch

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (SotN) is one of the most influential games ever made. First released for the original PlayStation in 1997, the game has since been ported to nearly every platform under the sun. It perfected the series’ core design conceit where players could explore gigantic 2D environments at will, collecting new abilities that unlocked hidden-in-plain-sight secrets in …

Here’s a $20 arcade cabinet made of cardboard and a Switch

Where Nintendo goes, others follow. Off the back of Nintendo’s popular Labo cardboard kits, accessory maker Nyko has concocted its own cardboard creation — the PixelQuest Arcade Kit. Like Labo, it comes flat-packed as cardboard sheets. Where it differs is that the Arcade Kit doesn’t come with any software. It’s instead meant to act as a miniature arcade cabinet for …

‘Control’ is a leap of faith for the team behind ‘Alan Wake’

Control isn’t what you expect. Rather than the stylized, linear shooters developer Remedy Entertainment is known for, it’s a free-form experience that has more in common with Castlevania: Symphony of the Night than it does with Alan Wake. Except, instead of exploring a moody castle, you’re scouring the shape-shifting headquarters of a secretive government agency, the Federal Bureau of Control …

Experience Nintendo’s E3 2018 booth without having to go to LA

I made a beeline for Nintendo’s booth as soon as E3’s showfloor opened. (Bizarrely, this is actually the first official show day.) The company had wrapped up its big Nintendo Direct presentation just an hour earlier, so I knew exactly what was on the table: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. (Oh and the first chance to play Pokémon Let’s Go!) Nintendo …

‘Grim Fandango Remastered’ and ‘Broken Age’ are headed to Switch

Two point-and-click titles from Tim Schafer’s studio Double Fine Productions will be coming to the Nintendo Switch. The first, Grim Fandango Remastered, is a revised version of the classic title for modern platforms that came out in 2015, while the two–part Broken Age marked Schafer’s triumphant return to adventure games. Double Fine didn’t announce when either would come to the …

If you buy Nintendo’s Poké Ball Plus accessory, you’ll get a free Mew

We already knew that the Switch’s Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go Evee! would land alongside the Poké Ball Plus, but Nintendo is now trying to sweeten the deal. Each optional accessory will land with the mythical Pokémon Mew inside. Overpowered from the start? Well, that would depend on the stats, but a psychic Pokémon from the outset …

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 …

‘Overcooked 2’ brings more culinary chaos to Nintendo Switch August 7th (updated)

If you’re looking for a healthy serving of culinary fun on Nintendo Switch, you’ll soon have your chance. During today’s Nintendo Direct for E3, the company announced that Ghost Town Games’ Overcooked 2 will arrive on the console August 7th. When it drops, expect another crazy cook-off where you can enter the kitchen using wireless, local or online co-op. There …

‘Hollow Knight’ hits the Nintendo Switch today

After a lengthy wait, the indie platformer Hollow Knight will arrive on the Switch today, Nintendo announced during its E3 Direct stream. It joins Axiom Verge and SteamWorld Dig 2 as one of the handful of independent 2D Metroidvania titles on the console, and we expect to see plenty more down the line, like the upcoming Bloodstained: Ritual of the …

‘Super Mario Party’ is ready to ruin your friendships October 5th

Nintendo is reviving Mario Party. Super Mario Party will be released this October 5th and from the looks of it, the game will make use of special Switch features we haven’t seen before. One section of the video showed two Switch screens laying face up on a table. From a top-down perspective, the screens resembled a board game, with players …

‘Daemon X Machina’ brings stylized mechs to Switch in 2019

The Switch has a new mecha property coming next year, announced at the top of today’s Nintendo Direct — Daemon X Machina. While easily mistaken for a new installment in the Xenoblade series, this is decidedly in the shooter genre like Armored Core, with humanoid mechs duking it out in open fields and city streets against even larger spider-like robots. …

‘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. …

Watch Square Enix’s E3 keynote right here at 1 PM Eastern

How do you catch the news as it happens from Square Enix’s E3 media briefing if you aren’t in LA? You watch along with the publisher’s livestream embedded below starting at 1PM Eastern, naturally. In a few minutes we’ll (hopefully) find out more about Dontnod’s next Life is Strange tale (above), Kingdom Hearts III and maybe an update about that …

‘Monster Hunter: World’ will invade ‘Final Fantasy XIV’

At the top of its E3 presentation, Square Enix trailer footage for Final Fantasy XIV‘s Stormblood expansion that dropped last year…and then had bumper footage for another event: A crossover between the MMO and the publisher’s best-selling Monster Hunter: World, which came out back in January. Source: ‘Final Fantasy XIV’ x ‘Monster Hunter: World’ (YouTube) Author:  Source: Engadget