Jools Watsham's Weekly Show - Ep. 4

Thank you for watching! In this week's show, I talk about the following subjects:

New Gaming System: GPD XD.
R-Type (GB, GBC, SNES, Arcade).
Wonder Boy (Game Gear).
Makaimura / Ghosts 'n Goblins (WonderSwan).
Zero the Kamikaze Squirrel (SNES).
Strider (Arcade).
Switch News.
Good Morning Blips.
Treasurenauts Update.
Chicken Wiggle Update.
Mobile Game Update.
Random Waffles!

PAX South Attendees Can Play Nintendo Switch Before It Launches

REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 23, 2017 – Nintendo Switch launches around the world on March 3, but fans can play it weeks before that date by visiting the Nintendo booth (No. 11255) at PAX South in San Antonio, Texas. Nintendo is bringing its revolutionary home gaming system and many fun games to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center from Jan. 27 to Jan. 29 during the annual video game convention. The interactive booth is open to anyone with a PAX South badge, and will let attendees experience several Nintendo Switch games, including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, 1-2-Switch, Snipperclips: Cut it out, together!, Splatoon 2, ARMS, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Bomberman R from Konami Digital Entertainment and Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers from CAPCOM.

The main stage at the Nintendo booth will feature hands-on time with different Nintendo Switch games. But instead of a traditional booth setup, these games can be experienced in creative environments that show off the unique functionality of the Nintendo Switch system. For example, games can be played in the cross-section of an airplane to show how easy it is to take Nintendo Switch with you anywhere. Other games will be set up in a living room to highlight that Nintendo Switch is also a home gaming system that can be played on a TV. In addition to all the awesome Nintendo Switch experiences, the main stage at the Nintendo booth will feature hosted competitions, live demonstrations, video presentations and other fun Nintendo surprises.

“We absolutely love bringing our games and systems directly to the fans, and PAX South is a great venue to do just that,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “PAX South will be one of the first opportunities for fans to try out Nintendo Switch before it launches on March 3.”

PAX South runs Jan. 27-29 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center at 900 E. Market St., San Antonio, TX 78205. Nintendo’s interactive booth (No. 11255) is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

For more information about Nintendo Switch, visit http://www.nintendo.com/switch/.

I Am Setsuna coming to Nintendo Switch at launch in Europe & North America, digital only

Square Enix has announced that I Am Setsuna will be available worldwide at launch. The Nintendo Switch version of this turn-based RPG will only be available digitally in the west. This specific version includes features like the Temporal Battle Arena, where players can upload their parties and duke it out against one another. You can read the North American PR here below!

Game to be Fully Playable on the go in Handheld Mode for the First Time

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 23, 2017) --  Nintendo Switch players will soon enjoy the unforgettable and heartfelt story of I AM SETSUNA, the debut title from Tokyo RPG Factory, SQUARE ENIX’s newest studio. It will be available as a digital day one launch title, and will include exclusive new features such as the “Temporal Battle Arena,” where players can enjoy thrilling battles against other players’ parties.

I AM SETSUNA follows the story of Setsuna, a young woman of incredible power and inner strength, and the sacrifice she must undertake to save the people of her land as she leaves her hometown. Featuring simple turn-based controls and unique gameplay mechanics inspired by the golden age of JRPGs, I AM SETSUNA merges nostalgic elements with modern current-gen technology. Tokyo RPG Factory’s debut title delivers an emotional story of bravery and sacrifice along with powerful character development.

I AM SETSUNA is available now digitally on PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Steam, and will be available for the Nintendo Switch on March 3, 2017. This title is rated E10+ (Everyone 10+). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org  for more information about ratings.

Zelda: BotW Complete Official Guide Amazon listing gives info on shrine totals, seed puzzles, side quests (UPDATE)

UPDATE - The listing has been pulled from Amazon UK this morning. You will now only get a 404 error page.

AT-A-GLANCE WALKTHROUGHS: Annotated maps and screenshots show you the way through every quest and dungeon.

· UTTERLY COMPREHENSIVE: 120 Shrine mini-dungeons, 900 Korok seed puzzles, 76 side quests all mapped out and ready for you to discover and complete! Also includes optional challenges, mini-games, unlockables, Easter eggs, and more.

· PUZZLE MASTER: Every single puzzle and riddle unraveled with clear, visual solutions.

· EXPERT COMBAT STRATEGY: Practical, reproducible tactics to crush your enemies, even the toughest bosses.

· COMPREHENSIVE REFERENCE: Exhaustive appraisals of all items and monsters including key parameters that are hidden in the game.

· FREE MAP POSTER: covering the entire game world.

·QUALITY CONTROL: carefully designed to avoid unnecessary story spoilers.

Thanks to Jane for the heads up!

Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Epona can be found in the game

The Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma has mentioned to IGN Portugal that Epona will be returning in Breath of the Wild. It must be said that he didn't go into specifics of the appearance, so do keep that in mind. Luckily, a bunch of other horses can be tamed in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, so don't be too alarmed if you don't find her!

Famitsu's Most Wanted - top 30 for December 28, 2016 - January 11, 2017

1. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI – 1,458 votes
2. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI – 1,137 votes
3. [PS4] Resident Evil VII – 1,063 votes
4. [3DS] Monster Hunter XX – 1,028 votes
5. [PS4] Resident Evil 7 – 819 votes
6. [PS4] NieR: Automata – 666 votes
7. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III – 546 votes
8. [WIU] Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 500 votes
9. [PS4] Super Robot Wars V – 474 votes
10. [PS4] Nioh – 429 votes
11. [PS4] Musou Stars – 410 votes
12. [3DS] The Snack World – 369 votes
13. [3DS] The Alliance Alive – 355 votes
14. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional – 347 votes
15. [PS4] New Hot Shots Golf – 294 votes
16. [PSV] Super Robot Wars V – 286 votes
17. [PS4] Gran Turismo Sport – 284 votes
18. [PS4] Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash – 219 votes
19. [PSV] Kamaitachi no Yoru: Rinne Saisei – 196 votes
20. [3DS] Lady Layton – 193 votes
21. [PS4] Disaster Report 4 Plus: Summer Memories – 182 votes
22. [PS4] Ace Combat 7 – 175 votes
23. [PS4] Blue Reflection – 173 votes
24. [PSV] Musou Stars – 171 votes
25. [PS4] For Honor – 164 votes
26. [PSV] Dungeon Travelers 2-2 – 162 votes
27. [PS4] Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age – 152 votes
28. [PSP] Ushiro – 147 votes
29. [PS4] Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III – 144 votes
30. [PS4] The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2 – 126 votes

Playtonic - Info on Yooka-Laylee Wii U backers moving to Switch should come later this month

I'm confused as to why this information is still a secret. I feel like when a Kickstarter is involved and you're dealing with a game funded by the public's money, you have to be a bit more clear. I'm sure there are hurdles to jump through, and hopefully those will be dealt with soon.