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Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Serial Cleaner, Syberia 2, more coming to Nintendo eShop this week

There’s one more big game coming to the Switch this year… and Nintendo’s Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will be available to download beginning tomorrow. The epic RPG closes out a huge first year for Nintendo’s newest console, and fans of the franchise can’t wait to explore the strange land of Alrest.

Other Switch games available to download this week include Serial Cleaner, a 70s-set crime scene cleanup simulator; Syberia 2, a Switch re-release of the classic adventure game; and Nine Parchments, a spellcasting action game from Frozenbyte.

You can learn more about all of this week’s additions to the Nintendo eShop (including a few Wii U games) after the break. (more…)

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New Retail Releases: Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Doom VFR, Resident Evil Revelations Collection, More

Today is Cyber Monday, so your wallet should prepare for DOOM as stores hurl their best discounts in your direction. But your PS4 should also prepare for Doom, as Bethesda and id Software will launch Doom VFR for the platform this week. Because the game requires the PlayStation VR attachment, Sony has teamed up with Bethesda to also offer a special PlayStation VR + Doom VFR Bundle.

Blasting away at monsters on Mars never goes out of style, and neither does Capcom’s Resident Evil franchise, which makes the leap to the Nintendo Switch this week. Fans will be able to blast away at monsters on a cruise ship in the Resident Evil Revelations Collection, which includes both Resident Evil Revelations and Resident Evil Revelations 2.

And speaking of the Switch, Nintendo themselves will launch Xenoblade Chronicles 2, the third game in the well-loved Xenoblade saga, this week.

Finally this week, the New 3DS XL: Super NES Edition will be available for fans who like it when their handheld has a neat connection to the past.

A complete look at this week’s new retail releases can be found after the break. (more…)

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Nintendo reconfirms that Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will be available this Fall in E3 2017 trailer

While Nintendo has been busy touting Splatoon 2 and Super Mario Odyssey as the next great games for the Switch, it’s easy to forget the consolemaker is also hard at work on a new title in the massively popular Xenoblade franchise… Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is an RPG that follows a young boy named Rex and his companion, a living sword known as Pyra, as they search for the paradise of Elysium. You can get a glimpse of their adventure in the new E3 2017 trailer embedded above:

Explore an endless ocean of clouds, where the last remnants of civilization live on the backs of colossal beasts called Titans. Experience the story of Rex and his new friend, Pyra, a mysterious being known as a Blade who grants him tremendous power. Together, search for Pyra’s long lost home Elysium, the ultimate paradise for all of humanity.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 doesn’t have a confirmed launch date, but it’s currently scheduled to be released for the Switch sometime this Fall.

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Nintendo’s 2016-2017 Annual Report: Big sales for Switch, Zelda BotW, Pokemon + Fall release dates for Xenoblade 2, Mario Odyssey, more

Nintendo published their annual financial report this morning, and the company gave us our best look yet at the Switch’s retail prospects, as well as reconfirmed several 2017 releases.

The big announcement today is that Nintendo has sold 2.74 million Switch consoles around the world as of March 31. Nintendo originally predicted that they’d sell two million around Switch consoles in March, so it’s safe to say they surpassed their goal. The consolemaker expects to sell ten million more Switch consoles before the start of their next fiscal year. If this prediction proves accurate, the Switch will have matched the total sales of the Wii U in a single year.

Moving on to games, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has proven to be fairly popular, with total sales of 3.84 million copies sold (2.76 on the Switch and 1.08 on the Wii U). And don’t count out the 3DS just yet. According to Nintendo, Pokemon Sun and Moon combined to sell 15.44 million copies since they were released in November.

Nintendo closed out their report with the promise of a bright future, reiterating that all of their upcoming Switch and 3DS game are still on track to be released in 2017. Super Mario Odyssey and Fire Emblem Warriors are both still set for the Fall, and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is still penciled in for a “TBA 2017” launch date.

Other titles scheduled to be released this Fall include Monster Hunter Stories, Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters, Kirby‘s next 3DS game, and Miitopia. Ever Oasis (June 23), Hey Pikmin (July 28), Splatoon 2 (July 21), and Arms (June 16) are set for this Summer.

Nintendo will most likely reveal a lot more about all of these games at this year’s E3 Expo… unless they get delayed, of course.

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Nintendo Switch Presentation: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is officially coming to the Switch

Hold on to your hats… Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is officially coming to the Nintendo Switch.

The action RPG is currently in development at Monolith Soft and features Executive Direction by Tetsuya Takahashi, Character Design by Masatsugu Saito, and Music by Yasunori Mitsuda. Aside from the rather gorgeous trailer embedded above, that’s about all we know at this point.

A release date for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will be announced at a later date.

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