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Nintendo Download: Minecraft: Story Mode, Jackbox Party Pack, Sky Ride, more

This week’s Nintendo Download is here… and it’s party time.

After dropping The Jackbox Party Pack 3 on the Switch closer to the console’s launch, Jackbox Games is back with both of its predecessors… The Jackbox Party Pack and The Jackbox Party Pack 2. Each Pack includes five party games, and some will offer thrills and entertainment for up to 100 players.

Speaking of parties, Switch owners will also be able to hook up with Jesse and friends on Tuesday, August 22, in Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure. The bundle will include all eight episodes from the game’s first season.

Finally, Switch owners will also get the chance to download Sky Ride, a 3D shooter that defies gravity; and Magician Lord, a side-scrolling beat ’em up and one of the first games ever released for the NeoGeo.

You can learn more about all of these games (and a pair of new 3DS games) after the break. (more…)

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Rabbid Luigi jumps into view in the latest Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle trailer

Ubisoft is back with another Character Trailer for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, and this time they’re spotlighting Rabbid Luigi. Apparently, the green-clad character is full of surprises and will play a very important role in the strategy game:

Rabbid Luigi is the most ingenuous of the Rabbid heroes. Easily scared, he would always avoid conflict given the choice. Despite this, he has very strong powers, even if he doesn’t really understand how to use them! He might not even seem very menacing at first, but his great defensive and elemental skills make him the wizard every team needs.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle will be available exclusively for the Nintendo Switch on August 29.

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Sega releases Opening Animation and Launch Trailer for Sonic Mania ahead of tomorrow’s release

Sonic the Hedgehog is going 16-bit in his next adventure, Sonic Mania, and the retro-inspired platformer will be available to download for the PS4, Switch, and Xbox One on August 15. To celebrate this momentous occasion, Sega has unveiled the game’s Opening Animation (directed by Tyson Hesse) and a brand-new Launch Trailer.

Unfortunately, the publisher also announced (via Twitter) that Sonic Mania’s PC release has been pushed back to August 29 for “polish”:

Hi everyone,

In Sonic Mania, quality and attention to detail are some of the most important things for our team. We accept nothing but the best for Sonic Mania, and that’s why we want to spend a little more time to polish the PC version of the game’s release, which we plan to complete by August 29th. All other platforms (PS4, XB1, Switch) will still on August 15th as planned.

We know you’re all super excited to play the game on PC, and as a thank you to everyone has purchased the PC Collector’s Editon, pre-purchased the game on Steam, we will be unlocking Sonic 1 for free on your Steam accounts on August 15th. If you already own Sonic 1 on Steam, you’ll be given a gitable version that you can trade or send to a friend.

On behalf of everyone involved with Sonic Mania – thank you very much for your patience. We can’t wait for you to get your hands on Sonic Mania soon, and we hope you enjoy playing it as much as our teams enjoyed making it!

– Aaron

But in the meantime, be sure to check out Sonic Mania’s Opening Animation and Launch Trailer after the break. (more…)

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New Retail Releases: Agents of Mayhem, Zero Time Dilemma PS4, Cities: Skylines PS4, More

Volition is up to their old tricks again this week with Agents of Mayhem, a superhero parody that’s set within the even crazier universe of Saints Row. Set to launch for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One this Tuesday, Agents of Mayhem is also a loving homage to Saturday morning cartoons from the 1980s.

Also available on store shelves this week is a PS4 re-release of Zero Time Dilemma, the final game in the Zero Escape franchise. Originally released for the PC, Vita, and 3DS in 2016, Zero Time Dilemma comes to the PS4 with high definition graphics and both English and Japanese voiceover options.

If you prefer to do your shopping at GameStop, you’ll be able to pick up their retailer-exclusive PS4 edition of Cities: Skylines, a city building sim from Paradox Interactive and Colossal Order, this week.

Finally this week, gamers will get the chance to purchase World to the West (PS4, Xbox One), a 3D action-adventure from the creators of Teslagrad; Rogue Stormers (PS4, Xbox One), a dieselpunk side-scrolling shooter; Sudden Strike 4 (PC, PS4), a real-time strategy game about World War II; and Troll & I (Switch), a 3D action-adventure about a giant troll and his human buddy.

We’ll be back soon with details on the newest additions to the PlayStation Store, Xbox Games Store, and Nintendo eShop.

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Indie Megabooth will bring 84 games to PAX West 2017

PAX West 2017 is rapidly approaching, and the Indie Megabooth recently announced (via their official website) what they’ll have available for attendees to play at the big show.

This year’s Indie Megabooth installation will include full-sized booths for 43 games, along with kiosks for another 24 titles in the Minibooth. And developers in the Tabletop Area will be pulling double duty. In addition to their spot on the show floor, all 17 games from the Tabletop Area will be playable at the ACT Theatre in an event that’s open to the public.

PAX West 2017 will open its doors from September 1st through the 4th at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. You can find the complete list of titles available to play this year in the Indie Megabooth after the break. (more…)

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Nintendo Download: Flip Wars, Severed, Sonic Mania (Tuesday), more

Nintendo has made the Switch a very indie-friendly place to be since the console’s launch in March, but things are getting even friendlier with this week’s Nintendo eShop update…

Flip Wars, that adorable tile-flipping game from the Switch’s first Nindies Showcase, is now available to download. Up to four players will attempt to push out their friends by grabbing powerups and flipping tiles in local, online, or single-player battles.

Also available to download this week is Severed, the wild touchscreen-based dungeon crawler from DrinkBox Studios. Severed was originally released for the Vita, Wii U, and DS in 2016, and it can only be played using the Switch’s Handheld Mode.

Elsewhere on the Switch eShop, console owners will find Phantom Trigger, a neon-fused hack and slash from TinyBuild; and Ironcast, a turn-based strategy game from Ripstone.

Finally this week, Sega will release the indie-inspired Sonic Mania for the Switch on Tuesday, August 15. Developed by a “supergroup” of indie developers lead by Christian “Taxman” Whitehead and Simon “Headcannon” Thomley, Sonic Mania will take the Blue Blur back to his 16-bit roots.

You can learn more about all of these titles (and a few other new releases) after the break. (more…)

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Inversus Deluxe is also coming to the Switch this Fall

Earlier this year, Hypersect announced that Inversus would make its way to the Xbox One sometime this year. That’s still the plan, but today, the developer confirmed the black-and-white shooter will also make its way to the Nintendo Switch.

The Xbox One and Switch launch will be retitled Inversus Deluxe, and Hypersect plans to add a wide variety of new features to the game alongside its new name:

New Features Planned For Inversus Deluxe

  • 12 New Versus Maps and 4 New Arcade Maps create a total of 50 unique maps for players to enjoy.
  • Test your skills in the new Single-Player Versus Mode by facing off against AI Bots that scale in difficulty from beginner to world-class player.
  • The addition of Ranked Online Multiplayer rewards skill in both 1v1 and 2v2 games.
  • New Real-Time Soft Shadows and High Definition Materials add a depth and richness to the screen.
  • With the new Split-Shot Ammo, players can fork bullets and shoot around corners.
  • Equipping new unlockable Motion Trails allow players to show off personality in the arena.

“When I first saw Nintendo Switch, I knew it was the perfect home for Inversus!” said Hypersect’s Ryan Juckett. “The controls map directly onto a single Joy-Con for playing with friends, while the quick game sessions are great for playing on the go.”

If you’re an owner of Inversus for the PC or PS4, don’t worry, the “Deluxe” update will be available as a free download.

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Square Enix will bring Dragon Quest Builders 2 to the PS4 and Switch

Square Enix hosted the Dragon Quest Summer Festival this weekend in Japan, and as part of the festivities, the publisher announced that Dragon Quest Builders 2 is in the works for the PS4 and Switch.

The sequel will retain the Minecraft-like qualities of the original Dragon Quest Builders, while also adding a four-player cooperative multiplayer option. Players will also get to play with even more blocks, and venture under the sea (with a new diving ability) and go soaring through the air (in a hang glider).

Square Enix didn’t announce a launch date for Dragon Quest Builders 2, but as of now, the game is only officially in development for a Japanese release. Hopefully, a North American announcement is forthcoming, but in the meantime, some early gameplay footage of the game has been embedded above.

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