Brawlout Hitting the Switch December 19th! – NintendoFuse

Smash-like party fighter Brawlout  is hitting the Nintendo Switch next week! In addition to their amazing cast of original characters, Juan from Guacamelee suplexes his way in to the game! Check out the press release and screenshots below and the trailer above for more information on the game!

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Victoria, BC, Canada – December 8th, 2017 – The Party Platform Fighter, Brawlout, has announced its release date on Nintendo Switch™ for December 19th of this year. Brawlout will allow Nintendo Switch owners to challenge both friends and rivals on the go in fast-paced, smooth combat that makes full use of all the console’s play modes and portability.

To accompany the release date announcement, the developers at Angry Mob Games have unveiled the next special guest that will be joining Brawlout’s imaginative roster of fighters.

Introducing Juan, from the popular action-platformer Guacamelee! by Drinkbox Studios. The legendary luchador, Juan Aguacate joins the Brawl complete with his moveset from Guacamelee! Rooster Uppercut your foes into the air, bring them back down to earth with his Frog Slam and crack some heads with his multi-functional Grapple. He can even turn into a chicken and send his enemies soaring!

ABOUT BRAWLOUT

Brawlout packs a punch with couch and online play modes, blending platform fighter mechanics and traditional fighting game play into a stylish and fluid battle royale. Rather than slow-paced defensive battles, Brawlout goes all-out with the lightning-fast aerobatics which platform fighters are famous for. With wavedashing, a free-form combat system, and the Rage Meter at the player’s disposal, each battle should be a combo-bonanza!

 

There are currently six original characters and two popular indie characters to choose from that allow for varied play styles. From grappling to long range weapon options, there is a character for all fighting game aficionados. As well as cosmetic skins, each original Brawlout character has up to three Variants; alt versions of the character with different stats, outfits and even new moves. With these Variants, Brawlout’s cast numbers 18 individual fighters. Find the fighter and Variant that’s right for you and tear it up on the battlefield.

Whether players are looking for a casual couch experience with friends, or to challenge pros in worldwide online tournaments, Brawlout caters to anyone looking to create a little chaos.

FEATURES

  • Choose from six original characters, each with their own fighting style — and their Variants to make a grand total of 16 original fighters
  • Try your hand at the new additions of Juan from Guacamelee! and the Hyper Light Drifter from the indie hit of the same name, bringing the total cast to 18 fighters with more incoming
  • Host up to 4 players in online and local battles. Choose from a number of battle modes including timed, stock or team matches
  • AI opponents are also available if you want to practice your team combos with a friend, or if you need to fill out a free for all.
  • Train with Advanced Tutorials or go in for yourself in challenging Arcade Towers.
  • Fuel your Rage Meter to power up for hard-hitting special attacks, and tap into Rage Mode to swing the match in your favor
  • No blocking required – Action is kept fast and fluid with wavedashing, teching, air dodging and other advanced maneuvers
  • + new features being added all the time!

Download Brawlout on Nintendo Switch eShop on December 19th, 2017; Preorders for the United States, Canada and Mexico start on December 12th via the Nintendo Switch eShop.

Source: Angry Mobs Games PR

WWE 2k18 Review – Review

You know, it would be SPLENDID if I could DELETE this video game.

2016 is the year I got into watching everything related to World Wrestling Entertainment. The action, storylines and performances are things that I can really get behind. Sure, I could argue that the company makes questionable booking decisions, but hey I always have decent fun watching. While I could gush about these interests, I am here to discuss something far more negative. You see, 2K Games makes a series of video games that most think are simply okay. What would happen if you brought it to the Nintendo Switch and made the whole experience ten times worse? Well, you’d get one of the worst ports for the system so far.

In principle, the gameplay is quite decently presented. You choose from more than 150 wrestlers from past and present, then duke it out in the ring for ultimate glory. You throw punches, put each other in holds, throw them around and ultimately pin them with their finishing manuever. During certain gameplay elements, you have make usage of wheels and press buttons in a few quick time events. There is nothing truly amazing about all of this, but on other platforms, this causes for some entertaining local multiplayer matches. On the Nintendo Switch, it can be decent in one versus one matches, but everywhere else… well, brace yourself.

For starters, matches with more than two wrestlers result in an unplayable mess. The frame rate nears its breaking point as it comes to an almost complete stop during these matches,making most of the other options available completely useless. The infamous Elimination Chamber matches? Forget it. Ladder Matches? Don’t even think about it. The slowdown impacts every aspect of WWE 2K18 when playing beyond two players, and I think that is completely unacceptable. No matter how you play, it never becomes anything close to positive.

That is a shame as WWE 2K18 does offer a lot of content. While I’m not going to stand here and claim everything about the modes is good, there is certainly stuff there. There are many match types on offer and the fact that you can make your own wrestler is neat. The game also offers two lengthy modes in the form of Universe and MyCareer. Both have their own set of problems though, and weren’t a highlight when they debuted on the other consoles. Universe, for example, sees you playing through weeks of WWE programming. It becomes a bit of a boring slog to get through. I could mention the fact that this game has local and online multiplayer for multiple people, but that goes right back into the frame rate problems.

Where WWE 2018 mostly falters is in the presentation. Sure, I could mention that the game looks worse on Nintendo Switch than its other counterparts, but that isn’t the biggest issue at hand. A good example are the wrestler entrances, which usually showcase the key elements of those characters. The music runs as it should, but the animations run at half speed. This causes everything to not be in sync, making for some less than glamorous moments on screens.

The game is a glitchy mess as well. There were multiple instances where the wrestlers would get stuck on the ringpost for no reason. In one match, there were even two at the time doing it. Could it get worse? Well, what about zero reactions from the crowd? Yes, there are instances where the crowd behaves more off than usual and it honestly flabbergasted me. The loading times are pretty irritating as well. You will really feel it while making a character in the MyPlayer mode. It takes a few seconds for WWE 2K18 to catch up with you, which is nothing short of amazing.

The audio side isn’t safe either. Audio from the commentary sometimes randomly cuts out and you will be playing there in silence. Michael Cole and Corey Graves is certainly the most talky on commentary, but unfinished thoughts are left unsaid in WWE 2K18. The audio also crackles sometimes too, mostly when the crowd and sound effects are at work together. There were moments that I had to throw headphones near me, because the crackling became too much.

WWE 2K18 is just painful to play. Almost everything about the port is poorly implemented, causing me to just feel utter sadness. I was looking forward taking the experience with me everywhere and battle it out in the match styles I like. Right now, there is no reason why you should pick up the title. None of the single-player modes are particularly fun and playing it with more than two wrestlers is out of the question. This discounts most of the current offerings in the game and leaves a very slim package to be enjoyed. Even those moments are riddled with bugs and audio cuts that really aren’t acceptable. The two man matches can be entertaining, but the sacrifice is simply a few steps too far.

Bayonetta 3, The Legend of Zelda DLC news revealed during The Game Awards

Bayonetta 3, The Legend of Zelda DLC news revealed during The Game Awards

Nintendo received a number of honors at The Game Awards in Los Angeles,
winning the awards for Game of the Year for The
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wil
d,
Best Family Game for Super
Mario Odyssey
and Best Handheld Game for Metroid:
Samus Returns
. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild also
won the awards for Best Game Direction and Best Action/Adventure Game.

But that’s not the only Nintendo news from the annual awards show.
During the event, Nintendo revealed a trailer announcing that the
Bayonetta 3
game is currently in development exclusively for the Nintendo
Switch
system. In addition, the critically acclaimed Bayonetta 2
game, originally a Wii
U
exclusive, will be launching for Nintendo Switch on Feb. 16.
Players who purchase the game in stores at a suggested retail price of
$59.99 will receive a free download code for the original Bayonetta
game. Consumers looking to purchase the digital versions of the games
for Nintendo Switch can do so via Nintendo eShop or Nintendo.com.* Bayonetta,
Bayonetta 2
and Bayonetta 3 are developed by PlatinumGames.

Fans of The Legend of the Zelda: Breath of the Wild game got a
new look at the game’s second DLC pack, The Champions’ Ballad, as well
as the surprise news that it launched shortly after The Game Awards
livestream. In this second of two DLC packs that are part of the game’s
Expansion Pass, players are granted access to a large new adventure
featuring a never-before-seen dungeon, new insights into the background
of the game’s four Champions, as well as a new high-mobility means of
transportation. Once players complete the adventure, they will have the
opportunity to traverse the enormous world of Hyrule on top of a
motorcycle called Master Cycle Zero. The DLC will also grant access to
nine new armor items for players to find, as well as the Ancient Saddle
and Bridle items. Players who purchase the Expansion Pass for $19.99
receive The Champions’ Ballad DLC Pack 2, as well as The Trial of the
Sword DLC Pack 1, which launched earlier this year. For more information
about what is included in the Expansion Pass, visit http://www.zelda.com/breath-of-the-wild/expansion-pass.

Players who have yet to experience the game can purchase The
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Explorer’s Edition
,
a limited bundle that includes the critically acclaimed Nintendo Switch
game, a 100-page explorer’s guide and a two-sided map at a suggested
retail price of $59.99.

In addition, some of the games that were nominated for awards this year
are from franchises featured in the Cyber Deals sale currently featured
in Nintendo eShop and at Nintendo.com. Fans can save on select games
featuring Mario, Link and more fun characters at https://nintendo.com/tga.

The event also featured a live performance of the “Jump Up, Super Star!”
song from the Super Mario Odyssey game, with vocals by the game’s
original singer.

“We are absolutely humbled that voters chose Nintendo for these awards,”
said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s President and COO. “We plan
to continue this strong momentum as we head into 2018.”

The Game Awards can be viewed in their entirety by visiting http://thegameawards.com/.

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Enter The Gungeon Hits Nintendo Switch This Week

Gungeon

If you haven’t discovered Devolver Digital’s Enter the Gungeon just yet – you need to. This top-down shooting extravaganza is a challenging tour-de-force, where you make your way through a number of rooms, plowing down enemies with twin-stick gun controls while picking up dozens of new weapons.

The game has already been making the rounds on consoles and PC, but the Nintendo Switch hasn’t gotten a version just yet. Not to worry, though, as that will be remedied – and soon, to say the least.

The official Enter the Gungeon Twitter account announced today that Gungeon will be making its official debut on Nintendo Switch starting December 14th. A price point wasn’t given, but it’s expected to be the same as the other versions, under $20.

The game will also debut in Europe on December 18th and Japan on December 21st – just in time for the holidays! Check out the cute little announcement below:

Being able to take this gun game on the go will be a dream come true for a lot of fans, so be sure to keep an eye on this one!

Enter the Gungeon is available now for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

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Nintendo Download for December 7, 2017 – North America – NintendoFuse

The first Nintendo Download for December has arrived.  It’s a pretty lengthy list this week. The 3DS returns from its holiday with four new releases this week.  Let’s see what else is in store for us today!

The Switch releases this week is jam packed with variety.  Today you can check out Floor Kids, WWE 2K18, ACA NEOGEO TOP HUNTER RODDY & CATHY, ACORN Tactics, Dimension Drive, Embers of Mirrim, GUNBIRD for Nintendo Switch, Human: Fall Flat, Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive, Plague Road, Plantera Deluxe, Red Game Without a Great Name, Riptide GP: Renegade, Slain: Back From Hell, Teslagrad, The Sexy Brutale, TouchBattleTankSP, Vostok Inc., and Yōdanji.  Phew, what a list!  Don’t stop there, there is a pair of demos with LOST SPHEAR and Robonauts.  On December 8, you can check out Tennis in the Face.  Then on December 12, we get The End Is Nigh and Party Planet.

The Wii U side is looking pretty lonely with just RTO available today.  3DS gets 80’S OVERDRIVE, Christmas Night Archery, Japanese Rail Sim 3D Travel of Steam and Squareboy vs Bullies: Arena Edition.  There are also a bunch of new rewards on My Nintendo, this time focused on Animal Crossing.  There is also a new Pokemon theme available as well for your 3DS.

As always, the full release list is below, along with the prices, just below the screenshots. If you plan on downloading any of these games, let us know in the comments!

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New on the eShop for Switch:

  • Floor Kids  — $19.90
  • The End Is Nigh — $14.99 *Available December 12*
  • WWE 2K18 — $59.99
  • ACA NEOGEO TOP HUNTER RODDY & CATHY — $7.99
  • ACORN Tactics — $11.99
  • Dimension Drive  — $12.99
  • Embers of Mirrim — $19.99
  • GUNBIRD for Nintendo Switch — $7.99
  • Human: Fall Flat — $14.99 
  • LOST SPHEAR – Demo Version — $FREE!
  • Party Planet — $39.99 *Available December 12*
  • Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive — $9.99
  • Plague Road — $10.00
  • Plantera Deluxe — $4.99
  • Red Game Without a Great Name — $2.99
  • Riptide GP: Renegade— $9.99
  • Slain: Back From Hell — $19.99
  • Tennis in the Face — $4.99 *Available December 8*
  • Teslagrad — $14.99
  • The Sexy Brutale — $19.99
  • TouchBattleTankSP — $4.99
  • Vostok Inc. — $14.99
  • Yōdanji — $4.99
  • Robonauts – Demo Version — $FREE!

New on the eShop for Wii U:

New on the eShop for 3DS:

  • 80’S OVERDRIVE — $9.99
  • Christmas Night Archery — $1.99
  • Japanese Rail Sim 3D Travel of Steam — $19.99
  • Squareboy vs Bullies: Arena Edition — $4.99

New to the Theme Shop for 3DS:

  • Pokémon: Winter Hide-and-Seek — $TBA

Featured Activities:

  • Happy Holidays, Animal Crossing Fans! – Did you already download the Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp game on your smart device? You can build your own dream campsite and invite adorable animal friends to hang out! You can also visit your friends’ campsites, craft your own furniture and lots more fun things. Now is the perfect time to join in the fun, as a limited-time holiday event just started. Unlock seasonal outfits and collect in-game candy canes to craft cute holiday-themed items. To help everyone get into the holiday spirit, we’re giving away a Santa hat for your campsite manager. Be sure to check your in-game mailbox!  By the way, did you know that linking your Nintendo Account to the Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp game can help save your in-game progress? Sign up today and keep your camp data!
  • My Nintendo is also offering some adorable Animal Crossing Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu themes this month. You can redeem your My Nintendo points and get these:
    • Animal Crossing – Winter Frolics theme – Available Dec. 8
    • Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Jingle’s Toy Day theme – Available Dec. 8
    • Animal Crossing: Isabelle theme
  • Want to catch up on other Animal Crossing games? You can redeem your My Nintendo points and get the following discounts to help you get started:
    • 20 percent discount on Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Available Dec. 8
    • 40 percent discount on Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer – Available Dec. 8
  • You can also redeem your Gold Points to get online access to the Animal Crossing: New Leaf Prima Official Game Guide.

Featured eShop Sales and Discounts:

[Source: PR Email from Nintendo of America]