Samurai Shodown - Wu-Ruixiang and Ukyo Tachibana gameplay

After nearly ten years out of the spotlight, SAMURAI SHODOWN is back with a vengeance! Developed by the team behind the critically acclaimed KING OF FIGHTERS XIV, thirteen beloved fighters return, along with three new, to do battle on this legendary stage!

DC Universe Online - another round of gameplay

DC Universe Online is a Free-to-Play, massive multiplayer online action game set in the popular DC Comics universe. Become one of a new breed of Heroes or Villains and wield incredible powers as you go to war with legendary characters such as Batman, Superman, Lex Luthor and The Joker.

BurgerTime Party! - more footage

Chef Peter Pepper and the Food Foes return to serve up a fresh look and tons of new gameplay in this tasty reimagining of Data East’s 1982 arcade classic! After firing up the grill for some action, new modes and items will have modern chefs thinking outside of the bun to solve bite-sized puzzles like crumbling floors, oil spills, and freezing ladders, all while evading edible enemies both old and new.

Super Crush KO - more gameplay

Super Crush KO is a fast-paced brawler set in a vibrant, near-future city. Zip up your favourite neon jacket and combo your way through swarms of deadly robots to save your kidnapped kitten and, while you’re at it, save humanity from an AI apocalypse.

Niantic files suit against multiple Pokemon GO hacked app creators

Cheaters never prosper

Niantic is out to defend Pokemon GO from people they feel are ruining the game. The company has filed suit against roughly 20 so-called hackers for their work on PokeGo++, an "unauthorized derivative version" of Pokemon GO. Niantic believes PokemonGo++ infringes on intellectual property rights, and also gives players an unfair advantage over those who are playing the regular version of the game.

Tetris Creator Alexey Pajitnov has played, and loves Tetris 99

Could there be any higher praise?

There have been so, so many Tetris spin-offs, remakes, and revamps over the years. It's certainly hard to keep track of them all. To be something new and interesting with Tetris, you really have to stand out. Tetris 99 is definitely one of those standout titles, as it takes the core of Tetris and gives us a new way to enjoy multiplayer.

Plenty of people are getting enjoyment out of Tetris 99, and that includes Tetris Creator Alexey Pajitnov. In an interview with Nintendo Life, Mr. Pajitnov talks about his time with the title.

I love the game. Unfortunately, my son stole the Switch from me [laughter], so I can’t really enjoy it. But as soon as he gives it back to me, I will play again and again. That’s one of the best games of Tetris of the last year. I really like what was done.

If you're wondering, no...Mr. Pajitnov has not managed to get a Tetris 99 Victory Royale just yet. He's placed third a couple times, so there's hope!

Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games lets you use both motion and button controls, gives characters appropriate outfits for their events

Freshly dressed

You'll be able to play Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games the way you want to. In an interview with IGN, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games producer Nobuya Ohashi mentioned that both motion controls and traditional controls will be included in the experience.

“Motion control is definitely featured in this game. We are really excited to feature and utilize great parts about the Switch for this game. For instance, you don’t just have to use the Joy-Con. Obviously the Joy-Con is going to be a big part of the game. For instance, for surfing and skateboarding you’ll use the tilting mechanism to move the characters during the game, but also you can enjoy the games using the button mode…so there’s many, many ways of playing a lot of these mini games for this new game.

For example, if you’re using the Joy-Con mode, you can enjoy disc throwing as one of the games and you could actually experience throwing the disc, by using your body, which is a big part of motion control. There’s also boxing that you can experience – really experience the punching motion.”

One big chance with this installment in the series comes with costumes. Characters will now wear outfits that are appropriate for the sport they're in. Yes, that includes Mario as well.

“Each of the characters are wearing different costumes, depending on the sporting event they are competing in. For instance, in the previous games Mario would always be wearing his overalls, even if he’s in water, but this time, we changed that, we actually gave him trunks, so he can actually swim in the water correctly.”

Professional wrestler Cody Rhodes applauds the reveal of Banjo-Kazooie for Smash Bros. Ultimate

Cody's got some good taste

As we've said in the past, professional wrestler Cody Rhodes is a big Nintendo fan. He loves Zelda in particular, but has shown interest in all of Nintendo's franchises over the years. Today he took to Twitter to share the following tweet about Smash Bros. Ultimate.

The reveal of Banjo-Kazooie for Smash Bros. Ultimate is one of those moments that will go down in gaming history. It was a reveal that so many wanted, but none were sure it could ever happen. The pure joy that reveal brought is something that'll stick with people for years to come.

Thanks to MrThee for the heads up!

Nintendo releases special Kirby artwork for Father's Day

Does Kirby have a Dad?

Nintendo has put out special Kirby art for various holidays, but I didn't expect Father's Day to be one of them! The image above was released today to celebrate all the Dads out there, which is why it features President Haltmann, the father of Susie. Not exactly the nicest Dad, but a Dad nonetheless!

Game History Secrets - The History of Elite Beat Agents

This series needs to come back

Today on Game History Secrets, Liam looks at the history of Elite Beat Agents, which is known as the Ouendan series in Japan. The EBA series has thus far only released on the Nintendo DS system.