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KAMIKO soundtrack now available on YouTube Music

Circle has announced that the full Kamiko original soundtrack is now available to stream through YouTube Music. Not only is Kamiko a great game, the soundtrack is absolutely fantastic! You can give it a listen right here.

Mars Chaos Menace debuts today on Switch

Madrid, 16 de noviembre de 2018: Byte4Games and StarCruiser Studio celebrate the return of the bullet-hell shooter genre with the launch of Mars Chaos Menace. Clearly inspired by genre classics such as EspRaDe, DoDonPachi or Ikaruga, the title from Byte4Games mixes the classic approach of the arcade shooter genre with a 3D graphics environment with all kinds of visual effects.

If you love to dodge bullets by millimeters, face giant final bosses, use your shields in the last millisecond to avoid being destroyed and unleash special attacks capable of sweeping all enemies on screen, Mars Chaos Menace is your game.

We are in the Terraforming age after saving our homeworld, Earth, which was collapsed by radioactive contamination and the depletion of resources.

Now, humans are successfully colonizing nearby planets, using technology to adapt to these inhospitable and hostile places. For the first time in our existence we feel in harmony with everything.

But our activity and progress has attracted huge and warp monsters that only wish to devastate and sterilize planets by destroying the whole way of life.

We forgot something: chaos is the natural state of the universe...

Main features:

Neat aesthetics and design that you will be delighted with.
Great variety of unique environments to be discovered in the missions.
Impressive enemies that will make you suffer and excel your skills.
Several different enemies with a unique behavior.
Action and challenge guaranteed for arcade shooter lovers.

EEDAR study shows a sizable chunk of Pokemon GO players intend to buy Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee, many are buying a Switch just to play

Pokémon, the beloved franchise that began in the U.S. as a 1998 Game Boy release and has since expanded to anime series, films, manga, trading card games and, of course, multiple million-selling video games, is set to launch its latest iteration on Nintendo Switch in the U.S. market this Friday. Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokémon: Let’s Go Eevee are releasing into a highly competitive window on November 16.

EEDAR, an NPD Group company, has been preparing its “Mobile Syndicated 2019” report led by Dr. Heather Nofziger, who was kind enough to forward a few findings my way regarding the potential strength and scope of this launch and the potential impact it may have on Nintendo Switch.

This itself may cause some confusion. Why would a report on the Mobile space be relevant to a launch in the Console space? It turns out that the two are far more related than one might think, particularly when it comes to Pokémon.

Let’s start with Pokémon Go. Originally launched in July 2016, Pokémon Go became an instant cultural phenomenon. The momentum may not be what it was at its peak, but Pokémon Go currently ranks as the #3 top-grossing ranked title on iOS with millions of active players worldwide.

According to EEDAR’s research, Pokémon Go has tremendous awareness and trial within the mobile gaming community. Over 70 percent of mobile gamers are aware of Pokémon Go, while 29 percent have actively played it. This equates to over 55 million gamers in the U.S. with hands on experience with Pokémon Go. Most mobile gamers (60 percent) still playing Pokémon Go more than two years after launch have been active with the title since its launch.

Players of Pokémon Go average 23 years old, with half of the player base being between the ages of 18 to 34. They lean, as a group, somewhat more male (57 percent), and play games across multiple devices. Ninety-three percent of this group also plays games on Console, PC or Portable platforms. The audience for Pokémon Go is like that which plays games on dedicated gaming devices.

How does this relate to the pending launch of Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokémon: Let’s Go Eevee? Well, here is where the data really gets interesting. Of currently active Pokémon Go players, 24 percent are also active Switch players. Further, 65 percent of this Pokémon Go player/Switch owner group intend to purchase and play Pokémon: Let’s Go. This works out to be roughly 15 percent of total current Pokémon Go players that intend to purchase and play the Switch version of Pokémon: Let’s Go.

In addition, more than 13 percent of Pokémon Go players who do not currently play games on Switch intend to purchase and play Pokémon: Let’s Go. This is a large group of individuals that intend to buy Nintendo Switch primarily due to the presence of Pokémon: Let’s Go.

Pokémon: Let’s Go isn’t even the first launch on a non-mobile platform that could benefit from the reach and appeal of Pokémon Go. Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon launched in November 2016 on Nintendo 3DS and delivered the highest U.S. launch month dollar sales for portable titles in Pokémon franchise history. The sales data suggest that Pokémon Go may have had a positive impact on the sales potential of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon.

The data further suggest that the multi-pronged approach the Pokémon brand has taken to engage with fans across mediums has been successful in growing the total potential market. Mobile and console offerings appear to be working together to make the total pie much larger. Because of these efforts, Pokémon as a franchise has far more sales potential than were it to only focus on one specific platform or another.

Pokémon is yet another example where having gaming and other content available and accessible across multiple platforms has only increased the size of the total addressable market. More franchises would benefit from following Pokémon’s example; because when it comes to hours of consumer engagement, it’s best for a brand to try to catch them all.

Thanks to Dondom95 for the heads up!

Warframe - Switch launch details and road map, screenshots

GAME FACTS

Platforms: Switch, PC Steam, PS4, Xbox One

Developer/Publisher: Digital Extremes

Genre: Third-Person Co-op F2P Action

Ship Date: Nintendo Switch November 20, 2018

Distribution: Worldwide

Ratings: ESRB M; PEGI 18; USK 16; CERO D

Website: www.warframe.com



GAME DESCRIPTION

With more than 38 million registered players worldwide, the cooperative, free-to-play hit Warframe is a third-person online action game set in an evolving sci-fi world. Warframe gives players the chance to master the Warframe armor as the enigmatic Tenno, a race of ancient warriors wielding blade and gun, who are awakened from centuries of cryo-sleep by the mysterious guide, Lotus, to restore order throughout the Solar System.



NINTENDO SWITCH DETAILS

FREE: Warframe is free-to-play on Nintendo Switch and digitally downloadable.



Cooperative Four-Player Gameplay: Warframe delivers dynamic 1-4 player cooperative play on Nintendo Switch on day one.



Launch Content: Warframe launched on PC in March 2013. When Warframe arrives on Nintendo Switch November 20, it will deliver more than five years' of game content including 23 major updates, three cinematic quests, one open-world update and 36 Warframes.



All of the content up to the Mask of the Revenant update -- updates, weapons, Warframes, items, gear -- are included at Nintendo Switch launch.



The current Prime Access program will provide players with access to Mesa Prime, Mag Prime, and Chroma Prime, and will be in-line with currently running Prime programs on all other systems at launch.



Post-Launch Content: Warframe is a games-as-a-service title constantly offering regular free updates.



The open world Fortuna expansion will arrive on Nintendo Switch soon.



Garuda, the 37th Warframe, will arrive on Nintendo Switch simultaneous with the Fortuna update.



Warframe on Nintendo Switch will be in content parity with all other consoles in 2019 (exact date TBD).



Controllers, Motion Control: Warframe will support motion controls and Nintendo Switch Pro Controllers at launch. Tenno can use the classic L/R Joy-Con controllers 1) attached to the Nintendo Switch console, 2) attached to the Nintendo Switch Grip, 3) detached Joy-Con controllers, and 4) Pro Controllers. Players can customize the level of sensitivity in the menu to their liking!



Motion Controls: Motion control functionality is available at launch. All controls - mining, shooting, fishing, etc. - are motion control enabled.



Chat: Warframe provides built-in voice chat, and does not require the Nintendo Switch Online App



Cross-Play - Digital Extremes loves the idea of cross-play, but currently Warframe does not support it.



Migrating Accounts - Just like with the PS4 and Xbox One accounts, Digital Extremes will permit players to migrate their PC account to their Nintendo Switch account. This will happen during a limited time frame from day one at launch to a future date (TBD).



Storage - As a games-as-a-service title with five years' worth of content, players can download Warframe straight to their system. We recommend a 32 or 64 GB SD card, as we plan to bring more content in the future.



Always Online: Warframe is an always-online game - meaning it requires an online connection to play.



Have Fun!: Start solo and invite friends to play as you level up. We'll join you in the Origin System, Tenno!

Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu/Eevee - 5 Secret Johto Callbacks features


Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee has its fair share of references and callbacks to other Pokémon games, but that's especially true of Gold & Silver's Johto! We show off 5 that can be found within the game!

Japanese software sales - top 50 for week 45, 2018 (November 5-11)

01./00. [3DS] Luigi's Mansion <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.11.08} (¥4.980) - 27.370 / NEW
02./01. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.12} (¥7.900) - 25.740 / 443.731 (-34%)
03./03. [NSW] Super Mario Party <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) - 23.333 / 324.685 (-14%)
04./02. [PS4] Red Dead Redemption II # <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.10.26} (¥8.800) - 16.819 / 184.061 (-51%)
05./05. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) - 8.466 / 1.826.744 (+6%)
06./04. [NSW] Minecraft <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) - 7.562 / 357.898 (-7%)
07./06. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) - 6.783 / 2.690.893 (+3%)
08./07. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) - 5.706 / 1.153.183 (+23%)
09./00. [PS4] Tetris Effect <PZL> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.11.09} (¥4.167) - 4.372 / NEW
10./13. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) - 3.780 / 1.841.692 (+15%)
11./11. [PS4] Marvel's Spider-Man # <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.09.07} (¥6.900) - 3.771 / 301.895 (-1%)
12./12. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) - 3.349 / 1.756.810 (-6%)
13./00. [PS4] Deracine |PlayStation VR| # <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.11.08} (¥3.000) - 3.086 / NEW
14./16. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) - 2.963 / 639.247 (+10%)
15./09. [PS4] Assassin's Creed: Odyssey # <RPG> (Ubisoft) {2018.10.05} (¥8.400) - 2.832 / 85.706 (-33%)
16./15. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} (¥6.100) - 2.481 / 223.236 (-10%)
17./10. [NSW] Cats Together <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.11.01} (¥5.700) - 2.148 / 6.298 (-48%)
18./14. [PS4] Warriors Orochi 4 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2018.09.27} (¥7.800) - 2.025 / 153.214 (-30%)
19./28. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX <Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 ReMIX <Kingdom Hearts \ Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories> \ Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX <Kingdom Hearts II \ Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ \ Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep>> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥6.800) - 1.977 / 198.896
20./08. [PS4] Soul Calibur VI <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.10.18} (¥7.600) - 1.824 / 35.590 (-58%)
21./23. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥5.980)
22./27. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700)
23./21. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2019 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.08.30} (¥7.600)
24./18. [PS4] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV - The End of Saga # <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2018.09.27} (¥7.800)
25./26. [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥3.980)
26./25. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Drive Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.09.14} (¥6.980)
27./19. [NSW] Dragon Ball FighterZ <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.09.27} (¥6.800)
28./22. [PS4] FIFA 19 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.28} (¥7.800)
29./20. [NSW] Dark Souls Remastered <Dark Souls \ Dark Souls: Artorias of the Abyss> <RPG> (From Software) {2018.10.18} (¥4.800)
30./29. [NSW] FIFA 19 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.28} (¥5.800)
31./31. [3DS] WarioWare Gold <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.08.02} (¥4.980)
32./00. [PS4] Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection <Street Fighter \ Street Fighter II \ Street Fighter II: Champion Edition \ Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting \ Super Street Fighter II \ Super Street Fighter II Turbo \ Street Fighter Alpha \ Street Fighter Alpha 2 \ Street Fighter Alpha 3 \ Street Fighter III \ Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact \ Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike> # <FTG> (Capcom) {2018.10.25} (¥4.990)
33./00. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥6.980)
34./50. [NSW] Mega Man 11 # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.10.04} (¥4.990)
35./34. [NSW] Pro Baseball Famista Evolution <SPT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.08.02} (¥6.100)
36./00. [PS4] Gran Turismo Sport # <RCE> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.10.19} (¥6.900)
37./37. [3DS] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥3.980)
38./48. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571)
39./42. [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Atsumare! Sumikko Town <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2018.10.04} (¥5.800)
40./30. [NSW] Warriors Orochi 4 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2018.09.27} (¥7.800)
41./33. [PS4] Cry Star <RPG> (FuRyu) {2018.10.18} (¥7.980)
42./32. [NSW] Beyblade Burst: Battle Zero <RPG> (FuRyu) {2018.10.25} (¥6.980)
43./35. [PS4] Persona 5 [New Price Edition] <RPG> (Atlus) {2018.09.06} (¥4.980)
44./36. [NSW] My Hero: One's Justice <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.08.23} (¥7.600)
45./00. [NSW] Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection <Street Fighter \ Street Fighter II \ Street Fighter II: Champion Edition \ Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting \ Super Street Fighter II \ Super Street Fighter II Turbo \ Street Fighter Alpha \ Street Fighter Alpha 2 \ Street Fighter Alpha 3 \ Street Fighter III \ Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact \ Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike> # <FTG> (Capcom) {2018.10.25} (¥4.990)
46./38. [NSW] Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy: Bonus Edition <Crash Bandicoot \ Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back \ Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped> <ACT> (Sega) {2018.10.18} (¥4.900)
47./41. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX <FTG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} (¥5.980)
48./45. [NSW] Octopath Traveler <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.07.13} (¥6.800)
49./39. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥4.980)
50./44. [NSW] Undertale # <RPG> (8-4) {2018.09.15} (¥4.000)

Splatoon 2 - next European Splatfest coming November 24