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Pokken Tournament DX update will add online team battles and more

Nintendo has announced that they will be releasing an update for Pokken Tournament DX, that adds online team battles along with other new features.

Here is the list of new additions:

  • Online Team Battles – Team Battles will be available to play with friends online. Pick three Pokémon each and head into battle to enjoy heated fights with other players.
  • Official Groups in Group Match – Official groups from Pokkén Tournament DX will be open in the Group Match online battle mode. Coming soon after the update, there will be official Group Matches where players can battle to receive new special titles.
  • Record Pokemon Movements – In Practice Mode’s Free Training, a new function to record Pokemon movements in battle will be added. You’ll be able to control the opposing Pokemon and record its movements so you can play them back when you’re training to help improve your skills.
  • Enhanced Experience – Several other adjustments are in development which will help to improve gameplay.

More information about the update will be released on a later date on the Pokken Tournament DX official website .

Pokken Tournament DX is available now for Nintendo Switch.

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NCG Review – Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle (PS4, Switch)

As Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle V was first announced, I was really excited for the 3rd person arena fighter/shooter. Especially since Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet was a really fun in-depth title. When I jumped into Burst Battle on for the first time, I found out I was getting into something from a different nature.kobuto_jp_ss6.png

Audio

Like any Touhou titles, the music is terrific! Compiled of remixes of character theme songs, the music is something that all players can enjoy in this title. The sound effects sort of work, but can get repetitive, and other than that, there is nothing more, or new. A lot of the sound effects were just reused sounds from Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet.kobuto_jp_ss5.png

Gameplay

This is usually where Touhou titles really shine, but in Burst Battle, the development just wasn’t executed right. First off, there is no video or game play tutorial, which this title really needs to have in order for players to understand what they are doing. There is only a manual that is on the main menu, which many players will probably miss since it’s in such a weird spot.kobuto_jp_ss2.png

Once players finally start to figure out the game, they will notice it has the core mechanics of an arena battle game. The down side is that it is slow, clunky and there is no character balance. Players will spend most of their time waiting on each stamina meter to refill to try to use the most powerful attack through a match. As for game modes, players will have a choice of the single player story mode, arcade mode, score attack, VS, and online. touhou-kobuto-v-burst-battle-3

When jumping into the single player story mode, one of the first and upsetting part was that I didn’t get to pick a character. Automatically, I was thrown into the story of Reimu Hakurei. After completing her story, you are forced to do the next character story and so on. Wasn’t too big of a deal, but I would have liked to choose which character to play. As for the other modes, it’s just the story mode without the story.2

Verdict

It really disappointed me as a fan of arena battle style titles that Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle missed out on being a great title. It has the mechanics, the music… the pointless story, but I felt like it had no signs of a fast pace, bullet hell, Touhou feel that the other titles have. This is not a game to pick up for the price, but rather a borrow from a friend that is a hardcore Touhou fan. It sucks to say but I have to give this title a 1 out of 10.

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God Eater 3 Announced

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. has announced that it will be bringing GOD EATER 3, the latest iteration of its popular monster-slaying Action RPG series, to the Americas for home consoles. Team up with other God Eaters equipped with the latest God Arc weapons to take down monstrous new Aragami tearing apart locations around the globe.

Visit the official website here

Here is a quick Overview and the trailer below


After the successful launch of God Eater 2: Rage Burst, leading video game publisher and developer Bandai Namco Entertainment Asia announces that it will be bringing God Eater 3 that is totally upgraded from last series, the latest iteration of the monster slaying action RPG series. God Eater 3 is developed for home console.

A lot of years have been passed from the last battle. The earth is not anymore the place humans were used to live. The Aragami, terrifying beats are still raging around the world creating misery and destruction. To save the world and re-establish the balance new heroes has been raised – the God Eaters – man who have been gifted or cursed with new version of the God Arc weapons – special implants powered by Aragami cells. Team up with your other God Eaters to take down monstrous new Aragami that are tearing apart locations around the globe. But this won’t be your only mission, something is happening to the God Eaters and the line between dark and light has never been so thin… It’s time to start breaking free from the cursed shackles that bind the soul of the God Eaters while the battle will rush as never before…

Earth no longer resembles the home we know of now. The Aragami, terrifying beasts that live only to consume, are carving a path of destruction and misery wherever they are encountered. To combat this threat an elite group of heroes known as God Eaters are called upon to save humanity. God Eaters are individuals who have been bestowed upon them the ability to wield powerful new God Arcs, special weapons powered by Oracle Cells and the only known weapons capable of destroying the monstrous Aragami. However, another mission is coming into focus; something is happening to the God Eaters and the line between light and dark has never been so thin. It’s time to start breaking free from the cursed shackles that bind the souls of the God Eaters as the battle rages on around them.

ARMS 3.2 update teaser, New Map, Badge System, and …New Character?

Nintendo has released a teaser trailer showing off a new update for the fighting game “Arms” for Nintendo Switch.

In the teaser trailer players can get a glimpse of a new map, as well as a new achievements-based system, in which players will collect badges during online matches. Not much has been said about any of the new feature, but if you pay attention to the end of the trailer, Nintendo seems to be teasing a new character of some sort or even a new skin.

The update will be coming to Arms later this month for free.

You can catch the teaser trailer below.

The Nintendo World Championship 2017 Winner has been Crowned

October 8, 2017, the Nintendo World Championship 2017 was underway with 24 competitors making their way through the many Nintendo games presented to them for this amazing competition.

You can check out the details, along with photos and a recap of the live stream below (via Nintendo).


A champion has been crowned! After battling it out through multiple rounds, Thomas Gonda, 21, of Oakland, California, has earned the title of Nintendo World Championships 2017 winner. Gonda, a self-proclaimed lifelong runner-up, came out on top this time and received a beautiful trophy commemorating his incredible achievement.unnamed(1)

Hosted by gaming personality Andrea Rene, the Nintendo World Championships 2017 followed 24 competitors through a challenging gauntlet showcasing a wide array of Nintendo games. The competitors not only had to master games on recent systems like Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS, but also on games spanning many systems throughout Nintendo history, including NES, Game Boy Color, Nintendo 64 and Nintendo DS.

Sixteen of the competitors were the winners of their respective local qualifying rounds at Best Buy retail locations (eight from the 13-and-over group and eight who are 12 and under), while the other eight, including English actor Asa Butterfield, WWE Superstar Bayley and notable gamers from Germany, Mexico and Canada, were invited guests. Starting with a unique three-game opening stage including a shield-surfing challenge in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, over a series of rounds the 24 were whittled down to two finalists: Gonda and Nintendo World Championships 2015 winner John Numbers. At this point, the two final competitors participated in a three-part finale in Super Mario Odyssey. After a nail-biting and cap-throwing final round, Gonda emerged victorious.

“We congratulate Thomas Gonda on his victory tonight. Nintendo World Championships 2017 showcases the best competitive spirit and sportsmanship of the Nintendo fan community,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Whether players compete on a global stage or with friends and family members in the living room or on the go, Nintendo games always deliver fun times and big smiles.”

The Nintendo games played in the tournament included the following:

Stage
Game
Original System
Stage 1, Game 1
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Nintendo Switch
Stage 1, Game 2
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Wii U
Stage 1, Game 3
Metroid: Samus Returns
Nintendo 3DS
Underground Stage 1*
Balloon Fight
NES
Stage 2
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Wii U
Underground Stage 2
Bird & Beans
Nintendo DS
Stage 3
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Nintendo Switch
Underground Stage 3
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Wii
Stage 4
Splatoon 2
Nintendo Switch
Underground Stage 4
Tetris
Game Boy
Stage 5
ARMS
Nintendo Switch
Underground Stage 5
Mario Party 2
Nintendo 64
Finals, Game 1
Super Mario Maker
Wii U
Finals, Game 2
Super Mario Bros. Deluxe
Game Boy Color
Finals, Championship Game
Super Mario Odyssey
Nintendo Switch
* The Underground Stages were competitions between the contestants that failed to advance in the normal Stages. The winner of the Underground stages rejoined the main tournament in the Finals.