The critically acclaimed JRPG has returned after ten years to a Nintendo home console. With enhanced visuals, a new time attack mode and a beautiful epilogue story named ‘Future Connected’, Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition for the Switch delivers excellent quality of life changes that makes for a truly polished port. In early 2010, Satoru Iwata […]
Paradox Interactive’s in-depth city-builder is the latest PC game to receive the Humble Bundle treatment, with a new collection that corrals the base game and over ten DLC packs for under £15.
As usual, it’s a tiered affair. If you want, you can just get the game by itself for a quid, which seems like a bit of a bargain to me. As for the DLC packs, these range from mini-expansions with themed items to new in-game radio stations.
Here’s how all the tiers in the Cities: Skylines Humble Bundle breakdown:
Toy Soldiers, a classic from the era of Xbox Live Arcade, is getting a full sequel more than a decade later.
Moving its tower defense action forward to World War 2, Toy Soldiers 2 will launch on PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Switch in 2021.
In the meantime, remasters of the original Toy Soldiers and follow-up Cold War will arrive for Switch to get you caught up. These will include new content, a new difficulty, plus integrated DLC and other tweaks.
How much to read into the newly appended title of a re-release like this? In the case of Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition, a splendorous revisit of Monolith Soft’s 2012 Wii RPG for Nintendo’s Switch, it could mean so very much. By his own admission, creator Tetsuya Takahashi has always struggled to finish off the job with his own games, his Xenosaga series petering out halfway through its intended run, while Xenoblade Chronicles only saw it through to completion upon partner Nintendo’s insistence it be done properly.
Even then, subsequent games have seen ambition often outstrip circumstance: Xenoblade Chronicles X’s ambition was served rough, while Xenoblade Chronicles 2 creaked under the weight of its elaborate systems and some anime excess. A Takahashi game that’s refined and one he’s happy to call definitive? Now that’s some prospect.
In many of the ways that really matter, Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition delivers. It takes an incredible RPG – one that could lay claim to being among the best of the last decade – and makes small, considered tweaks in all the right places. It serves the mad, magical majesty of Xenoblade Chronicles’ world, staying entirely faithful to the original while gently polishing it for its HD debut – a little too gently in some places, you might argue.
More than 50 games covered.
Yesterday, the world of gaming was treated to a Direct presentation a little different to the usual, fast-paced offerings from Nintendo. Called the Wholesome Games Direct, this laid back show introduced more than 50 indie titles that look ideal for those who enjoy relaxed gaming sessions.
Not all of the games shown are coming to Switch – indeed, some games are so early in development that platforms haven’t yet been decided – but a fair few will definitely be popping up on the Switch eShop over the next year or so and some are already out as we speak.
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We’re (still) really feeling it.
If you were around to browse this site about nine years ago, you may have been privy to the rising support for localization of a game called Xenoblade Chronicles. Back then, the title was just a niche Japanese RPG that Nintendo was extremely hesitant to release outside of the country, but the fans saw something in it that seemed to justify the outcry. As time would have it, this was the right move, as Xenoblade Chronicles turned out to be one of the greatest RPGs of modern times and a key marker in Japanese game development slowly rising out of the rut that it had fallen in at the time.
Since those days, Xenoblade has spawned a couple sequels and become a tentpole franchise in Nintendo’s ongoing release schedule, though the original release has taken on a legendary status that its follow ups had a hard time living up to. Nintendo could’ve done a simple half-baked re-release to give Switch owners an opportunity to play it on the new platform, but instead decided to take things above and beyond for Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition. Good news: it lives up to that name. Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is unquestionably the greatest way to experience this gaming classic, expertly layering in new elements over the already wonderful foundation to make for a complete must-have release.
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After it was announced earlier this year, the comically punishing platformer Jump King has received a Switch release date. It’ll be available via the eShop on June 9, UKIYO Publishing and independent game developer Nexile have announced. We have the following overview and trailer for Jump King: Jump King is a tough as nails “tactical leaping adventure” that challenges players…
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Bulbware will release Poopdie: Chapter One on Switch next month, according to an eShop listing. The dungeon crawler was made in collaboration with YouTuber PewDiePie. Here’s an overview of the game, along with a trailer: Mold and manage your own Poops! Upgrade them with unique skills. Fart ancient spells. Defeat evil Samron and his army of Buttcreatures. Poopdie: Chapter One…
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Nitro Games appear to be a mobile development company that is going from strength to strength. They’ve recently received investment from Nordisk Film Games and have started working with the likes of Avalanche Studios on theHunter: Mobile. We recently had a chance to talk with Jussi Tähtinen, CEO & Co-founder, about the company’s progress and their decision to focus on mobile shooters.
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