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Fire Emblem Warriors, The Mummy Demastered, Jackbox Party Pack 4, more added to Nintendo eShop

Get the party started with today’s Nintendo eShop update.

Switch owners will be able to compete with friends and family in five-and-a-half new party games from Jackbox Games in The Jackbox Party Pack 4. And starting tomorrow, players will be able to recruit characters from across the Fire Emblem universe on both the Switch and New 3DS to do battle in Fire Emblem Warriors.

Beginning next week, Switch owners will be able to get nostalgic with WayForward’s MetroidVania-inspired The Mummy Demastered and they can keep the party going with Just Dance 2018

You can learn more about all of this week’s additions to the Nintendo eShop after the break. (more…)

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The Scientifically Proven Best Video Games of All Time #66: Mega Man 2

“The Scientifically Proven Best Video Games of All Time” is a statistical meta-analysis of 44 “Best Video Games of All Time” lists that were published between 1995 and 2016. Catch up on how we decided to sort the games and the rest of the Top 100 in the Introduction.

You can also help support the completion of this project through Patreon.

The first Mega Man game is a bit of an odd duck, which has become even more pronounced as the years go by. The graphics are simplistic, the sound is tinny, there’s only six Robot Masters instead of the traditional eight, and there’s even a score counter (a feature that was jettisoned from the dozens of sequels that followed). There’s just a smoothness to subsequent games in the franchise that Capcom had yet to master with the first entry.

But like most Mega Man fans, I only learned all this after the fact. At the time, whatever memories I have of the first game were formed by guide writers who described it as an unfairly difficult game, old episodes of Captain N, and the fact that none of the local rental outlets owned a copy (unsurprisingly, Lee Trevino’s Fighting Golf was always available).

I finally got the chance to see what all the fuss was about with Mega Man 2, which was also the first game in the Mega Man franchise to be spearheaded by Capcom’s Keiji Inafune. With an expanded role in the sequel’s development, Inafune became known as the “Father” of Mega Man to plenty of fans, and codified many of the traditions and patterns the series is known for. (more…)

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Wulverblade, Etrian Odyssey V, Yono and the Celestial Elephants, more added to Nintendo eShop

The Nintendo Switch continues to roll through the Fall with another massive collection of new releases on the Nintendo eShop today.

Wulverblade is a side-scrolling beat ’em up about an early war between the Britons and the Roman army. Yono and the Celestial Elephants is an adventure game about a young elephant tasked with saving the world. And The Flame in The Flood: Complete Edition is a survival story about a young girl, her dog, and a raging river.

Over on the 3DS, RPG fans will be able to download Atlus’s Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth on Tuesday, October 17.

You can learn more about all of this week’s additions to the Nintendo eShop after the break. (more…)

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Stardew Valley coming to Switch this week… Battle Princess Madelyn gets a new teaser trailer

ConcernedApe has announced that Switch owners will soon be able to take Stardew Valley on the go, and Casual Bit Games has unveiled the newest trailer for Battle Princess Madelyn.

You can read more about both after the break. (more…)

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FIFA 18, Golf Story, Inversus Deluxe, more added to Nintendo eShop

It’s another big week for the Nintendo Switch… because dozens of new titles (and a few new 3DS games) are now available to download through the Nintendo eShop.

Later this week, EA Sports will bring their soccer simulation FIFA 18 to the Switch on September 29. But beginning today, Sidebar’s “Golf RPG,” Golf Story, will tee off on the Switch eShop. It’ll be joined by monochromatic shooter Inversus Deluxe, picture puzzler Picross S, and co-op spaceship manager Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime (on October 3).

Over on the 3DS, Nintendo fans will be able Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters on September 29 and Culdcept Revolt on October 3.

You can learn more about this week’s additions to the Nintendo eShop after the break. (more…)

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Pokken Tournament DX, SteamWorld Dig 2, Thimbleweed Park, more added to Nintendo eShop

Switch owners will get the chance to download more than half a dozen new games in this week’s update to the Nintendo eShop.

Things start off with SteamWorld Dig 2, Image & Form’s side-scrolling sequel, and Thimbleweed Park, the latest point-and-click adventure from Ron Gilbert. Beginning tomorrow, September 22, Switch owners will be able to download WB Games’s The Lego Ninjago Movie Videogame, an enhanced and expanded Pokken Tournament DX, and Bandai Namco’s Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.

The new releases keep rolling next week with side-scrolling shooter Sine Mora EX on September 26 and an “Arcade Archives” re-release of Mario Bros. on September 27.

The 3DS side of Nintendo’s digital storefront will add its own Pokemon re-release this Friday. Pokemon Gold Version / Pokemon Silver Version will be available to download beginning September 22.

You can learn more about all of this week’s additions to the Nintendo eShop after the break. (more…)

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No surprise there… Madden NFL 18 was the best-selling game in August 2017

It gets harder and harder every year to interpret the NFL rulebook, but one thing is always certain… the latest entry in the Madden NFL series will be the best-selling game in August.

That axiom held true once again this year, as The NPD Group declared that Madden NFL 18 was the best-selling game of last month. August 2017’s other big sellers include Grand Theft Auto V (#2), Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (#3), Splatoon 2 (#4), The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (#5), and the newly-launched Agents of Mayhem (#16).

You can read more about last month’s best-sellers and view the monthly Top 20 after the break. (more…)

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Minecraft: New 3DS Edition, Metroid: Samus Returns, NBA 2K18, more coming to Nintendo eShop this week

Are you ready for more Minecraft? Nintendo and Mojang teamed up to surprise launch Minecraft: New 3DS Edition on the Nintendo eShop earlier this week. The sandbox game is available to download exclusively for the New 3DS and comes bundled with five Skin Packs and two Texture Packs.

Other games available to download this week include Metroid: Samus Returns (3DS), an enhanced remake of 1991’s Metroid II: Return of Samus; NBA 2K18 (Switch), the latest basketball sim from 2K Games; and Earthlock: Festival of Magic, an RPG from Snowcastle Games.

You can learn more about all of this week’s additions to the Nintendo eShop after the break. (more…)

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