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Orangeblood moved from 'early 2020' to 2020

Orange you glad we told you?

How many months into a year can you still consider it to be 'early' in that year? According to the developers of Orangeblood, the cutoff comes at April 2020.

Orangeblood, the turn-based RPG, was originally announced for Switch in 2019, but it didn't make it out that year. The plan then shifted to a launch sometime in early 2020, but it seems that has slipped too. Now the release date for the game sits at a generic 2020. Hopefully we get a more specific date in the near future.

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition will feature over 90 remastered tracks

Making a fantastic soundtrack even better

We already knew that Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition was going to include some remastered tracks, but it seems MonolithSoft really went all-out. According to a new tweet from Nintendo, players can expect to enjoy 90+ songs in remastered glory. We don't have a list of the titles, but one would imagine it'll be the bulk of the soundtrack!

Sniper Elite: The Board Game Kickstarter postponed due to coronavirus

Rebellion had plans on launching a Kickstarter for a board game adaptation of Sniper Elite soon, but they've decided now isn't the best time to do so. The team will be holding off on the Kickstarter until the world has dealt with the coronavirus. Check out full details on the postponement below.

First of all, I just wanted to pass on well wishes to everyone from Rebellion Unplugged to all of you reading. We know how troubling a time this is for everyone in this unprecedented global crisis, and the huge challenges we are all set to face in the coming weeks and months.

With all that in mind, we’ve taken the difficult decision to delay launching the Sniper Elite the Board Game Kickstarter campaign. Simply put, we don’t want to ask you to support the project right now when there are bigger, more important things to worry about.

In the meantime Sniper Elite the Board Game is progressing really well, and so we are now working towards launching the Kickstarter campaign later this year.

Over the coming weeks we’ll continue to develop new content for the game, including a brand new single player mode! We also have other MEGA exciting tabletop announcements lined up in the near-future… so do stay tuned!

Please make sure to follow us on the Rebellion Unplugged website, Twitter and Facebook pages where we’ll keep you updated on everything Sniper Elite the Board Game over the coming months.

In the meantime stay safe and well, and keep indoors! Maybe give Sniper Elite 4 another go and take out Hitler with a perfectly fired sniper bullet…

Oh, and while we’re here, how about a hint of things to come?

Pokemon GO Community Note: Trainer Battle attack updates for Grass-type month

Your ass is grass

In celebration of Pokémon’s Grass-type month, we’d like to highlight some changes to Grass-type attacks and Grass-type Pokémon in Trainer Battles, along with a few other changes.

Updates to existing attacks in Pokémon GO

There have been updates to the following existing attacks in Pokémon GO.

Bullet Seed - This Grass-type Fast Attack now generates energy more quickly.

Energy Ball - This Grass-type Charged Attack now reaches full charge more quickly and has a chance of lowering the opponent’s Defense by one stage.

Leaf Tornado - This Grass-type Charged Attack now has a chance of decreasing your opponent’s Attack by one or two stages.

Ancient Power - The damage that this Rock-type Charged Attack deals has been decreased in Trainer Battles.

Silver Wind - The damage that this Bug-type Charged Attack deals has been decreased in Trainer Battles.

Ominous Wind - The damage that this Ghost-type Charged Attack deals has been decreased in Trainer Battles. It also reaches full charge less quickly.

These changes will make Ancient Power, Silver Wind, and Ominous Wind more strategically similar to other moves that affect stats but with higher risk for the higher reward offered by these moves.

Pokémon that can learn more attacks

The following Pokémon will be able to learn attacks they couldn’t before.

Bellossom: Bullet Seed - The combination of this Grass-type Fast Attack with Bellossom’s Grass-type Charged Attack Leaf Blade makes Bellossom a powerful option as a Grass-type lead.

Jumpluff: Aerial Ace - Pairing the Flying-type Charged Attack Aerial Ace with the Grass-type Fast Attack Bullet Seed allows Jumpluff to use Charged Attacks more quickly.

Ludicolo: Energy Ball - This attack reaches full charge faster than Solar Beam, giving the Carefree Pokémon access to a different Grass-type Charged Attack to use with different play styles. Energy Ball could pair well with Bubble, one of Ludicolo’s Fast Attacks!

Cradily: Bullet Seed - This Grass-type Fast Attack will charge up Cradily’s Charged Attacks faster.

Sunshine Form Cherrim: Fire-type Weather Ball - This Fire-type Charged Attack is fitting for a Pokémon that appears when it’s sunny out.

Tangrowth: Rock Slide - Tangrowth can continue having a dominating lead against Kyogre and Groudon in Master League while making the Flying-type Pokémon often used to counter it more dependent on Protect Shields.

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Here’s some hoppin’ info on Bunny Day in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

A reminder from the Big N

Bunny Day is an in-game event that’s got every bunny talking! From April 1st till April 12th, you’ll be able to find Zipper T. Bunny on your island and go on an egg-citing egg hunt. You’ll also be able to craft some limited-time items.

To join the festivities, you’ll need to do some simple prep (please ask a parent-type person if you need some help with this):

1) Make sure that your game is up-to-date. Chances are that your game already updated itself to Version 1.1.1. But if you need to do it yourself, select the game’s icon on the HOME Menu, press the + Button, and select Software Update (internet connection required).

2) During the event, make sure that your user profile is linked with a Nintendo Account, and that you start the game while connected to the internet . (You just need to do this once). You’ll know it worked when your game says that it’s Version 1.1.1a. We hope you enjoy Bunny Day!

"Block by Blockwest" music festival to be held in Minecraft to raise aid for the fight against coronavirus

Block-rockin' beats

Looking for something to do while you're stuck at home? You might want to mark your calendars for April 25th, 2020, and make sure Minecraft is up to date.

The band Courier Club is looking to raise some money for the fight against coronavirus, and they'll be doing so via concert. Obviously people can't get together for a real-life concert right now, so the band is turning to Minecraft to get the job done. The event is called Block By Blockwest, and Courier Club will be joined by numerous acts to make for a star-studded occasion.

If you want to learn more about the concert, you can check out the official site right here.

Streets of Rage 4 devs on giving the game's soundtrack the attention it deserves

Continuing the legacy

The Streets of Rage series provides some amazing beat'em-up action, but its become equally as well-known for its extremely catchy soundtracks. We recently saw that Streets of Rage 4 is going to include a star-studded team of composers to bring the new installment to life, and in an interview with Game Designer Jordi Asensio, we learn about the team's reason for going all-out.

Streets of Rage games are like music albums. It’s an adventure; it tells a story through the game. The music of the originals is so good that people, myself included, still listen to the soundtrack. So from the beginning, we wanted to give music the attention it deserves, and thanks to Cyrille Imbert (Dotemu CEO) and Alex Aniel from Bravewave Productions, we managed to find tremendous artists, and not only from the video game industry.

Select Animal Crossing: New Horizons players are running into a balloon-popping glitch

Sorry to burst your balloon

All Animal Crossing: New Horizons players have spotted balloon presents floating high above their island, which can be tracked down and popped to grab a special gift. Some players see them pop up more than others, and it seems those who've been popping balloons like crazy have run into a glitch.

Popping 300 balloons will net you a Nook Miles achievement, which is a goal everyone will hit at some point or another. The problem is, some players are saying they have stopped seeing balloons altogether after hitting that mark. Making things more confusing, other players have hit the 300 total and haven't experienced the drought.

As balloon-popping is a big part of the Bunny Day festivities, this bug has reared its ugly head at a particularly bad time. Hopefully Nintendo can push out a quick fix while the holiday is still going on.

Kotoba no Puzzle Mojipittan Encore digital stickers released on the LINE mobile app

A launch day extra

Kotoba no Puzzle Mojipittan Encore has released in Japan today, and Bandai Namco has put out a little something special to coincide with launch day. Those who use the LINE mobile app can grab a set of digital stickers featuring characters and art from Kotoba no Puzzle Mojipittan Encore. It seems these are only available on the Japanese version of the app for the time being.

Denjin Getcha checks out Captive Palm: Refrain

Captive Palm: Refrain hit the Switch back in mid-March in Japan, and Denjin Getcha is just getting around to checking it out. Watch the video above to see the gang play through a portion.

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