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Nintendo Download: Pikmin 2 on Wii U

The Switch is sort of getting games at a regular cadence, and this week it's Snake Pass as well as ACA Neogeo Metal Slug. On 3DS you'll find Four Bombs, SubaraCity, Kung Fu Fight, Brave Dungeon, and Miko Mole.  Wii U is getting Cube Li...   read

 
 
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Street Fighter V will be going free next week to test out new matchmaking changes

Capcom is soon going to implement a new matchmaking system into their "Capcom Fighters Network" for Street Fighter V. Instead of holding a closed beta to make sure everything is up to snuff, the company has decided to give the public a chan...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Splatoon 2 Global Testfire

It's a really weird Nintendo Download this week, as there's a ton of different platforms to juggle. For one there's Android, as Super Mario Run finally lost its iOS exclusivity. In other portable news, Japanese Rail Sim 3D and Super De...   read

 
 
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Get a feel for Civilization VI with this 60-turn demo

How much can you get done in your first 60 turns of a Civilization campaign? If you're anything like me in Civ VI and are prone to oh-so-tempting barbarian distractions, not a whole heck of a lot. Firaxis Games has a Windows-only Civilizati...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+

It's another exciting week for the Switch, as a ton of indies are coming to it. They might be ports, and some of them might be hella old, but hey, several of them are real good ones. That list includes The Binding of Issac Afterbirth+,...   read

 
 
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Get a sense of the surreal Pathologic with its free Marble Nest demo

Our dear friend Zack put Pathologic, an otherworldly game about a plague-afflicted town in which "you can't save everyone," on my radar. He had a fascinating journey with it that made for an equally fascinating read, and while I've yet to f...   read

 
 
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Sundered was definitely a game I played at PAX East

Before my time with Sundered, I knew little to nothing about the company, Thunder Lotus Games, or its newest title. It had previously released Jotun on Steam and this new game is looking to tackle the well-worn metroidvania style of action ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Blaster Master Zero

The time has come to shift these updates in a different direction. On any given week you might see a lack of Wii U or 3DS releases now that the Switch has come into play. Nintendo even expects it to outsell the Wii U in just one year! Sad d...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The day has finally come! I don't have to write these, biding time for the Switch's launch, as Nintendo's newest system is arriving tonight at midnight. On the US Switch eShop you'll find Zelda: Breath of the Wild (also on Wii U), alon...   read

 
 
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Breath of the Wild's first prototype was more like NES Zelda

Game development takes a long time, so it isn't uncommon for games to change styles dramatically over the course of pre-release life. Zelda games, in particular, have a history of this, with Twilight Princess originally being envisioned as ...   read

 
 


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World to the West looks to be a journey worth taking

Rain Games gave us an exclusive demo for its upcoming action-adventure title World to the West. Set within the same world as its previous game, Teslagrad, it looks to tackle a different classic style of gameplay similar to how its predecess...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Harvest Moon 64

As we gear up for the Switch in just under two weeks, the Wii U eShop is gearing down. In addition to Harvest Moon 64, it's also hosting forma.8, Ghost Blade HD, Maze Break, and Vaccine. The 3DS is super low key this week with Shovel K...   read

 
 
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John Cena will be demoing the Switch with some YouTubers

Even with the Switch launching in roughly nine days and with a public preview event still scheduled for two cities, Nintendo is going to be demoing the Switch in a few more places with some twists. This time, they are bringing a mock living...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Ogre Battle 64

It's another what's old is new again week, with Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber as the headliner on the Wii U Virtual Console. Also on Wii U is Back to Bed, Wall Ball, and Color Cubes. I still recall many conversations in my y...   read

 
 
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Splatoon 2 will be getting a limited demo on the Switch

The Nintendo Switch won't be launching with too many games, but fans looking forward to this summer's Splatoon 2 won't have to wait much longer to get some hands-on time with the game. Much like how Nintendo demoed the first title to stress...   read

 
 
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Bloodstained shows off a pair of new enemies

For this month's backer update for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, designer IGA spoke with composer Michiru Yamane, whose music you'll know and surely dig from games like Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (yep, there it goes -- it's st...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Azure Striker Gunvolt: The Anime

I'm glad that Azure Striker Gunvolt has some sort of audience. An audience big enough, at least, to warrant to full entries, a spinoff, and an anime. It came out of nowhere with none of the hype of Mighty No. 9 and fully surpassed it critic...   read

 
 
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Portal in augmented reality looks super neat

Augmented reality has never been a perfect technology, but it definitely creates some fun scenarios. Pokémon Go is the biggest game to extensively feature the tech, but lots of modders and fans have created their own demos to showcas...   read

 
 
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Devolver Digital will be hosting demos for developers affected by the US travel ban

Donald Trump's "Muslim Ban" is hurting more than just families and US foreign relations. A few indie developers are finding themselves unable to attend the 2017 Game Developer's Conference (GDC) because of the executive order. As such, they...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Fire Emblem Heroes

It feels weird listing mobile games in these Nintendo Download posts, but that's something I'm going to have to do two to three times a year, it seems. Out today is Fire Emblem Heroes on Android and iOS. Although the initial presentati...   read

 
 
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The Nintendo Switch doesn't come with any software, even demos, pre-installed

Lest you thought the Nintendo Switch would come with something pre-installed when it hit in March, think again. While we've already heard the reasoning for why 1-2 Switch wasn't bundled as a pack-in game, now we've learned, by way of W...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Pokemon Bank for Sun and Moon

Nintendo is getting creative with its Nintendo Download announcements, filling out entries with events and apps. One such event is the "Choose your Legends" promotion, which lets fans vote on who they want to appear in the upcoming Fire Emb...   read

 
 
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Mass Effect: Andromeda will have a 10-hour EA Access trial on March 16

Ahead of Mass Effect: Andromeda's March 21, 2017 launch in North America, subscribers to EA and Origin Access will have a head start with the game. A 10-hour trial is set to go up on March 16. It's unclear what all will be available in this...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

We have liftoff! The eShop is a little more exciting this week with Dragon Quest VIII for 3DS, which is also joined by Punch Club, Color Cubes, and a Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World demo. Not bad given the past month's lull peri...   read

 
 
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It's nice to see Watch Dogs 2 get a three-hour demo

Watch Dogs 2 is still on my backburner, but I keep seeing tweets about the clothing options that kiiinda make me want to get into this game just to play dress up and screw around in San Francisco. Rather surprisingly, Ubisoft has issued a ...   read

 
 



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