There wasn’t much Nintendo hardware news that came from today’s NPD data release, but there was something noteworthy for fans of the newest entry in the Mario Party series. According to the NPD report, “over each title’s first two months in market, Super Mario Party is now the third fastest selling Mario Party game in history, trailing only Mario Party and Mario Party 8.
A new update for Fire Emblem Heroes has gone live, bringing the mobile game to version 2.11.1 across iOS and Android devices. According to Nintendo, the latest patch implements a number of bug fixes. Fire Emblem Heroes allows you to fight battles customized for touch screens and on-the-go gameplay, summon characters from across the Fire Emblem universe, and develop your Heroes’ skills and take them to new heights.
The previously announced Japanese only title Super Dragon Ball Heroes World Mission has been rated in Australia leading to hope it will be localised for Europe and North America. The game was rated by the Australian Classification board and given a rating of PG.
Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission will feature card-based battles with a maximum of seven cards per player. Approximately 1,160 cards from the Super Dragon Ball Heroes arcade games are included, as well as about 350 characters.
RJ Palmer, who is renowned for his artwork portraying realistic Pokemon, managed to secure himself a job on the upcoming Pokemon: Detective Pikachu Movie. Mr. Plamer was scouted by the movie’s production designer to work with the team on the film which we saw the first trailer for yesterday. The production designer Googled realistic Pokemon to see what the talent was like out there online and picked Mr. Palmer. Here is some of his artwork.
The review embargo has lifted for upcoming titles Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee meaning critics have now released their verdict on the game. Metacritic is a website that averages out all the review scores, giving people an overall judgement on the game.
After 23 reviews, the Pokemon Let’s Go games both sit at an 82 on Metacritic out of a possible 100. This means the games receive a green score, meaning the reviews are positive. Hooray!
Looking closer at the 23 reviews, 22 critics awarded the game a positive rating (above a score of 75), with only 1 critic awarded the game a mixed review with a score of 70. So overall, almost all critics have positive things to say about the upcoming Pokemon titles.
The world of Pokémon is expanding next summer with the theatrical release of the first live-action Pokémon movie, POKÉMON Detective Pikachu. A new teaser trailer gives fans an early glimpse of the eagerly anticipated film, showing how humans and Pokémon interact in Ryme City and offering the first opportunity to hear Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Detective Pikachu. Also starring Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton, POKÉMON Detective Pikachu aims to deliver a big-screen Pokémon adventure unlike any we’ve seen before. It is slated to hit theaters on May 11, 2019. For more information about the movie, visit the official website.
The film’s debut trailer garnered so much attention to the point where it became the #1 trending topic worldwide on both Twitter and YouTube, where it has already accumulated more than 10 million views! To celebrate the upcoming film, special GIF stickers are now available for use in your Instagram Stories…
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Nintendo caught the Harry Potter bug during the Nintendo 64 and the GameCube era and hoped that they could make a game of the much-loved series. Of course, it wasn’t to be, but Nintendo tried hard to acquire the rights and we can only lament what could have been with the Kyoto-based company onboard to create an action platformer of Harry and company. Take a watch of Liam Robertson’s insight into what actually took place via Did You Know Gaming.
World Of Final Fantasy Maxima is coming to the Nintendo Switch tomorrow and Square Enix has provided new details about the remake during its special World of Final Fantasy Maxima pre-launch live stream which took place earlier today. Those who purchase the revised edition of The World of Final Fantasy can look forward to the following additions and changes:
- You can now carry 12 Mirages instead of 10.
- An item called “Treasure Search” is unlocked after clearing the game, which makes finding treasure chests easier.
- Lots of rare items have been added, mainly battle-related.
- New Game+ has been added.
- You can listen to the song “Innocent³” from World of Final Fantasy: Meli-Melo in Theater Mode.
- The “Sandstalker” minigame has been made easier to play.
- Catching the three starter Mirages (Fritt, Bablizz, and Zapt) has been made easier.
- Hauyn can join the party after clearing the game. (See her in action here at 16:44.)
- Enna Kros…
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Bandai Namco has confirmed today that wind-based fighter Inasa Yoarashi will be arriving as downloadable content for My Hero One’s Justice on the 14th of November 2018. Inasa Yoarashi will feature his own mission pack, which is a theme for all the downloadable characters. Here’s an overview direct from the company:
“Inasa declined the offer to join U.A. High School, despite appearing at the top of the school’s wish list ahead of Katsuki Bakugo and Shoto Todoroki—instead attending Shiketsu High School, where he is revered as one of the most respected students of his generation.
His whirlwind quirk allows him to manipulate the wind to control the distance between himself and his opponent. Using this power, he has total control of the field—making him an expert at long-ranged attacks.”
In 1985, Clive Townsend released Saboteur! for the ZX Spectrum 8-bit computer. Now, according to Nintendo, “SimFabric in collaboration with Clive Townsend prepared special remastered version of Saboteur! for Nintendo Switch“. You will be able to experience the “original mission from 1985 in two versions, ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64”. However, there will also be new levels, enemies, story, 22 special achievements and much more. Saboteur! releases digitally on the Switch eShop on November 9th.