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Treasure Stack hitting Switch on March 1st, 2019

Fusing the pulse-pounding pressure of a falling block puzzle game with grapple-powered platforming, Treasure Stack offers up a fast-paced party game experience like no other. As treasure chests and keys fall from the sky and threaten to fill the screen, take direct control of a pixelated hero as you run, jump, grab, climb, grapple and stack matching colors to keep the blocky deluge at bay. But don't go in unprepared! Unlock over 100 items to customize your hero and grapple with, featuring everything from slimes with chainsaws, to avian boxing glove grapplers.

After suffering a delay from its original planned release, it looks like Treasure Stack is back on track. The title is now scheduled to launch on March 1st, 2019, and is priced at $20.

Doraemon Nobita no Bokujou Monogatari to include Chinese support

Bandai Namco has announced that the upcoming Doraemon Nobita no Bokujou Monogatari is going to include both Simplified and Traditional Chinese. The title will launch in Hong Kong and Taiwan, and it's coming out at the same time as the Japanese release..

Sakurai explains Smash Bros. Ultimate's Japanese name, the decision to bring back every fighter, and ease of development

The most recent issue of Nintendo Dream magazine had a sizable interview with Smash Bros. Ultimate creator, Masahiro Sakurai. Check out all the tidbits from that interview below.

- the game is called Super Smash Bros. Special in Japan to convey that the game is a special game
- Sakurai says “ultimate” is a word easily read in Japan
- the name Super Smash Bros. Deluxe was considered, but decided against
- Sakurai wanted to use “Special” as it's often heard on television, so people are familiar with it
- the decision to include every single Smash Bros. fighter in history was made at the very beginning of development
- it was important for that idea to be part of the proposal, as huge projects like this require a lot of money and a lot of people
- Sakurai summed up development of Ultimate by sharing the phrase, “no need to explain at the very beginning”
- when Smash Wii U/3DS development started, Sakurai had to explain everything to members on the development team
- he even had to prepare documents for them to convey his vision and plans
- Sakurai didn't have to do this with Ultimate, as much of the team worked on Smash Wii U/3DS
- Sakurai says this was a huge relief for him

RUMOR - Next Nintendo Labo release to include VR support

Let's follow-up on today's Switch VR rumors with a juicy tidbit we've heard! This comes from a very, VERY trusted source that we have a long history with. The source wishes to remain anonymous, so we won't be revealing their name.

This source tells us that the rumor of Switch getting some sort of VR support is true. More specifically, it seems that Nintendo Labo will be the first target of this VR support. We don't have details on what the kit will include or what it's called, but one would imagine it to be a collection of experiences.

Will this be a one-and-done VR experience for Switch, or the first of many? That all remains to be seen, but we can say one thing for sure. We trust our source on this matter 100%.

RUMOR - Nintendo working on VR content for Switch

Rumors about the Switch and VR have been circulating since before the system even saw release. Today those rumors continue on with another wave of supposed inside info.

- Nintendo could make its first VR-related announcement as early as this year
- a small, select number of traditional first-party software titles may receive VR support in the not-so-distant future

Nintendo has shown some interest in VR over the years, and they've even tied up with other companies who have interest in VR. Seeing them jump to VR on Switch would certainly be interesting, but not completely surprising. The more interesting side of things would be seeing just how things would work!

Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World - DLC screens

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Today's batch of DLC for Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World adds in Gust’s own mascot Gust-chan. He will be added as a character you can recruit.

Trüberbrook - latest trailer

Trüberbrook is a thrilling mystery adventure game set in rural Germany in the late 1960s. The player takes the role of young american physicist Tannhauser, who happens to end up in the eponymous village of Trüberbrook, an ageing but beautiful health resort somewhere in the densely forested countryside of West Germany. Tannhauser, while working on his PhD thesis, comes to Trüberbrook seeking to crack a tiresome mental block. But something in this town seems strangely spaced out, as the superficial german homeland setting gradually evolves into a puzzling sci-fi mystery.

Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland now available to preload in Japan

Koei Tecmo has announced that the preload option for Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland is now live on the Switch eShop in Japan. Preloading the game will get you the special price of 7,581 Yen, as the regular price is 8, 424 Yen. The game requires 5.4GB of space, and does not include an English option.

Wargroove soundtrack now streaming on multiple platforms, vinyl copies still available

Dig the music in Wargroove? Chucklefish has put up a blog all about where/how you can enjoy the game's soundtrack! Check out the details below.

It’s been great to see how much people have been enjoying Wargroove and its music. If you can’t get enough of those catchy tunes, I’m pleased to announce that the soundtrack is now available for streaming on Spotify, Amazon Music, Deezer, Bandcamp, Google Play and iTunes / Apple Music respectively.

To celebrate the occasion we’re adding all of the remaining songs to our playlist on YouTube. In all, there are 25 fantastic tracks available to groove to right now!

Our time working with Phonetic Hero on Wargroove has been an absolute pleasure, and we’re happy that so many people are finally getting to hear the full breadth of his work. While I’m a little sad that there won’t be any more Music Spotlights for the foreseeable future, it has been a privilege to shine a light on the compositions of this most-talented musician, and I’m personally looking forward to seeing what else he makes in the future!

Don’t forget, if you want to own the complete soundtrack for yourself, it’s available for download on both Bandcamp and Steam! If you are more partial to having something physical, there are still some of the limited edition vinyls available for pre-order thanks to our good friends at The Yetee.

Rotating Brave - English trailer, game due out Feb. 21st, 2019

Conquer a pixel-art dungeon while both you and the screen rotate!

“Rotating Brave” for Nintendo Switch™ is an action game in which you control a pixel-art character and take on enemies while spinning. You start off holding the Nintendo Switch console vertically. Then, as you progress from one stage to the next, you play while spinning the Nintendo Switch console, sometimes holding the Nintendo Switch horizontally and sometimes holding it vertically.

・Don’t miss the shops where you can buy items and the recollection rooms where you can follow your memories in the stages.

・When you’re in a tough spot, activate your skills! You can unleash special comeback moves once your skill points have accumulated.

・Don’t give up at Game Over. Acquire bonus points and get ready for your next battle.

 

STORY

An endless war with a foreign country.

In order to claim victory and end this war, our country decided to use an ancient shrine which holds vast energy.

We began to gather shrine maidens who could offer prayers to the shrine to harness its energy.

My childhood friend was also selected as a shrine maiden and went far away to the ancient remnants.

Soon after, the vast energy was unleashed from the shrine and it ran rampant. With no means of controlling the energy, the surroundings were brought to ruin as it destroyed both enemy and ally alike.

I was on the battleground as a warrior at the time, but I somehow escaped danger and made it out unscathed.

But my childhood friend is still at that shrine.

Within the depths of the shrine, I’m shown memories of my past with her. Is that an effect of the energy? Or could it be…

Rotating Brave is hitting Switch on Feb. 21st, 2019, and is priced at $5.