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!


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.


  • 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

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
  • 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]

Lego Worlds Review – NintendoFuse

I grew up playing with LEGO, and I love the idea of creating from nothing. This idea started to become a new genre of game entirely with popular titles like Minecraft dominating the scene. Therefore, LEGO Worlds seems like a no-brainer to join that genre. After all, it is LEGO, and creating is what they are all about. All other LEGO video games are more adventure-based with a theme rather than just creating.

Although this game is largely based on discovering and creating, there is a story in LEGO Worlds called Adventure mode, and most of it serves as a tutorial for how to do things later on in the game. It is not until you get all the pieces of your creation tool does the game really open up. You are still tasked with finding gold bricks and performing certain tasks for people in order to progress the game, but instead of it being a linear level, it is an open world of things to discover and create to complete tasks. After receiving all of the different pieces to the creation tool, I did feel a little overwhelmed with all that I could do at that point of the game. Some tasks, later on, were a little more difficult to understand which pulled me out of the experience some. I got to a place where I didn’t really care about the missions and I just wanted to discover and create. Although, I will say the landscapes and biomes that you explore are fun. Ice worlds to lava-filled lands to prehistoric, and even space areas, are all a blast to explore.

I enjoyed spending some time in the Adventure mode, but I really enjoyed opening things up in the Sandbox mode. In this mode, you are given complete control to build and create anything your heart desires. Although, if the part of normal LEGO games that you don’t like is the building, this game isn’t for you. It is much slower paced, and the combat moments are just plain awful. You don’t really need to worry about killing things because you can just respawn them, so there is truly not much of a point to it. You must truly know this is a game about discovery and creation.

My biggest struggles with LEGO Worlds come down to its camera angles and the difficulty controlling where things are placed. In a game that is entirely based around placing items in their proper place and building from nothing, it takes you out of the experience to not be able to get things placed where you truly want them. Maybe the PC version controls better, but using a Nintendo Switch controller hurt my experience.

I did enjoy hearing the deep voice-actor speak and help you along on your journey. The music was good and fit the situation, as well. The game has had a few updates and has some great DLC packages with it. I think the items they are adding to the game are great. I will say, though, the menu is a little difficult to understand, and it gets confusing whenever you take a break from the journey.

Overall, I would say my experience with LEGO Worlds was an enjoyable one. I might even come back to it in the future whenever I feel that desire to do some building or discovering. With the Switch library increasing in the number of better games, I find it difficult to suggest this one. Even though I am glad to see this on the Switch, I have enjoyed the other LEGO game experiences more.

Best of 2017 – NintendoFuse

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It’s time for the final episode of the NintendoFuse Podcast for the year, LIVE Monday, December 4th at 9:00 PM Eastern! It’s our annual Game Of The Year Podcast and we will discuss our top picks for Nintendo mobile 3DS, and Switch games. And then we will crown our NintendoFuse Podcast Game Of The Year! There have been so many great games, so you can bet it’s going to be really tough crowing our winner. You can join us for a new episode of the podcast the first Monday of every month at 9:00 PM eastern, plus the occasional bonus episode here and there, so don’t miss it!

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Nintendo Download for November 30, 2017 – North America – NintendoFuse

The 3DS eShop goes on holiday for final Thursday of November.  I do not think anyone minds, as the Switch lineup continues to expand.  Tomorrow, we see the anticipated launch of Xenoblade Chronicles 2.  Let’s see what else is in store for us today!

The Switch’s high-quality monthly title will be available tomorrow, December 1, and it is none other than Xenoblade Chronicles 2.  Not only that, but you can get already pre-purchase the DLC that will be released next fall with a new story.  You can also enjoy the original Japanese voiceovers with English subtitles if that interests you.  If you are looking for a few games on December 5, be sure to check out Nine Parchments and Caveman Warriors.  If you needed something to play today there’s OPUS: The Day We Found Earth, Arcade Archives Traverse USA, Serial Cleaner, ACA NEOGEO WORLD HEROES, Syberia 2, MUJO, and Star Ghost.

The Wii U manages to get a few new games with Draw a Stickman: EPIC 2, BATTLE LODE RUNNER, and Bomberman ’93 being available today.  You can also check out My Nintendo for lots of holiday-themed rewards.  If you are not interested in new 3DS themes or device wallpapers, there’s even the Nindie Game Gold Points Rewards Vol. 2 which allows you to trade in gold coins for a download code for particular games.  That’s not all, as Fire Emblem Heroes got upgraded to version 2.0.0 earlier this week with some new features like the Weapon Refinery.  Be sure to check out the rest of the details below!

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:

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2  — $59.99 *Available December 1*
  • Nine Parchments — $19.99 *Available December 5*
  • OPUS: The Day We Found Earth — $5.00
  • Arcade Archives Traverse USA — $7.99
  • Serial Cleaner — $14.99
  • Caveman Warriors — $12.99 *Available December 5*
  • Syberia 2 — $29.99
  • MUJO — $9.99
  • Star Ghost — $8.99 

New on the eShop for Wii U:

  • Draw a Stickman: EPIC 2 — $6.99
  • Bomberman ’93 — $5.99

Featured DLC on Nintendo Platforms:

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Expansion Pass – If you own the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 game and buy this Expansion Pass, you’ll gain access to some titanic new content, including new story content in fall 2018! On Dec. 1, the Helpful Item Pack will roll out, with the New Quest Pack opening up in January. Plus, the New Rare Blade Pack will be added to the game in spring, with the New Challenge Mode Pack next summer.
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Free Japanese Voice Pack – On launch day (Dec. 1), after downloading a free software update, users will have the option to download a free DLC pack that will allow players to play the Nintendo Switch game with Japanese audio and English subtitles.

Featured Activities:

  • Fire Emblem Heroes Update – The recent free update to the Fire Emblem Heroes mobile game adds a ton of cool features to the mobile game. These new features include:
    • Book II of the Main Story Has Begun – The saga of Fire Emblem Heroes moves on to the next chapter. Meet Fjorm, Princess of Ice, and get her to join your team as an ally by clearing Chapter 1: Part 5 of Book II.
    • A Legendary Hero and new Blessings Have Been Added – A new Legendary Hero has been added. Fjorm is the first of them, but in the future, you’ll have the chance to obtain others, too. Legendary Heroes have one of four legendary elements (Water, Wind, Earth, and Fire) that resonate with the corresponding Blessing to give Heroes strength. With these Blessings, different Legendary Heroes will give different stat bonuses.
    • Level Up Your Skills with the Weapon Refinery – Strengthen the weapon skills of your Heroes! After clearing Chapter 13 in the main story and then clearing the Intermission chapter, The Rite of Blades, the Weapon Refinery can then be found under Advanced Growth. With Weapon Refinery, some existing weapon skills can be improved with boosted stats or even additional abilities. Other weapons can even be upgraded into high-level weapons skills.
    • Bonuses – To celebrate the major 2.0.0 update for the Fire Emblem Heroes game, you can receive a Log-in Bonus of free Orbs up to 10 times until 10:59 p.m. PT on Dec. 12. These Orbs can be obtained from your Present List. But that’s not all: A double EXP and SP event will also take place until 10:59 p.m. PT on Dec. 4.
  • My Nintendo Activities
    • Happy December! (available on Dec. 1) – The holiday season is right around the corner, and we’re celebrating all month long with Mario games. Redeem your My Nintendo points and get discounts on favorites that the whole family can enjoy:
      • 30 percent discount on Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (Nintendo 3DS)
      • 30 percent discount on Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash (Wii U)
      • 50 percent discount on Super Mario Bros. 3 (Nintendo 3DS / Wii U)
      • 50 percent discount on Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (Wii U)
      • 40 percent discount on Super Mario Maker (Wii U)
    • You can also redeem your points and get these full DLC packs for Mario Kart 8 (Wii U):
      • Mario Kart 8 DLC Zelda
      • Mario Kart 8 DLC Animal Crossing
    • You can still redeem your points for these festive Mario rewards, too:
      • Mario Nintendo 3DS HOME menu theme
      • Mario Holiday wallpapers
    • Nindie Game Gold Point Rewards Vol. 2 – Got Gold Points? Get select games! This holiday season, My Nintendo users can redeem Gold Points for some of the hottest indie games on Nintendo platforms. For a limited time, redeem points to download select Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games from talented independent developers. Users will receive a download code that is redeemable in Nintendo eShop.
      • Toki Tori 3D (Nintendo 3DS) – 20 Gold Points
      • Retro City Rampage: DX (Nintendo 3DS) – 80 Gold Points
      • Tengami (Wii U) – 80 Gold Points
      • XType Plus (Wii U) – 30 Gold Points
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Wallpaper – To celebrate the launch of Xenoblade Chronicles 2, My Nintendo is offering a special December calendar and wallpapers featuring imagery from the game. Redeem your My Nintendo points for these rewards:
      • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Kingdom of Uraya Wallpaper
      • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Argentum Trade Guild Wallpaper
      • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Argentum Trade Guild December 2018 Calendar
  • And finally, don’t forget to stop by during the holidays for tips about how to create your own Cappy ornament and Toad garland – the perfect additions to that gaming-themed tree.

Featured eShop Sales and Discounts:

  • Nintendo eShop Cyber Deals – Treat yourself this holiday season with big savings on select digital games. Shop on or in Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo Switch, Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family system to purchase and download games to play over the holidays. My Nintendo members also earn Gold Points on qualifying digital purchases, so it’s a win-win. The sale runs through 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 11.

[Source: PR Email from Nintendo of America]