HYPERCHARGE: Unboxed demo now available on Switch

Definitely worth your time

HYPERCHARGE: Unboxed, the co-op FPS with tower defense mechanics, just saw a demo added to the Switch eShop today. The demo is quite beefy, giving you access to the game's tutorial, the PvE garage map, the PvP deathmatch garage map, free-roaming gameplay, and split-screen action. Go grab it right now and see if the game tickles your fancy!

Chansey manhole covers get installed in Fukushima

No chance I'm missing this!

The Pokémon Local Acts effort includes a number of unique initiatives, such as creating special manhole covers for regions in Japan. We've already shared a few of these installments, but today we get a look at the new designs implemented in Fukushima.

These manhole covers do more than just pretty up the neighborhood. Pokemon GO players will be able to visit these locations to access a unique PokeStop. You can grab a number of standard items here, and also have a shot at catching Chansey!

Fangamer gets new Snake Rattle 'n' Roll merch

Love for an NES classic

Snake Rattle 'n' Roll, an absolute gem of an NES game, is getting some love from Fangamer today. The company has revealed two new items up for grabs, starting with the vinyl soundtrack above. This 33-track collection includes David Wise's soundtracks for both the NES and Genesis releases, along with brand-new liner notes he's written for the album, all wrapped up in a beautiful gatefold package with original art from Aimee Cairns. Each Snake Rattle 'n' Roll vinyl purchase includes an instant digital download of the complete soundtracks in your choice of MP3, WAV, or FLAC. You can snag yours for $25 here.

Along with that, Fangamer is offering official Snake Rattle 'n' Roll enamel pins. Each one measures about 1.4 inches in diameter and features a glittery enamel frame. Grab the set for $14 here.

Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time video showcases Greg Baldwin's voice work as Aku

What a voice!

For those who don't know, Samurai Jack's Aku was originally voiced by Makoto Iwamatsu. Unfortunately, Iwamatsu passed away in 2006. Actor Greg Baldwin took up the role following Iwamatsu's passing, and he's been doing an excellent job since. Baldwin is reprising the role for Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time, and you can see him discuss the gig in the video above.

Switch back in stock at Walmart and Best Buy

Don't miss your shot!

Finding a Switch in stock recently has been a nightmare. I've been trying to help some friends track down the system, but with no luck. The only option out there were resellers who were asking for triple the MSRP. That changes today, as it appears major retailers in the states have gotten a new shipment.

As of right now, Walmart has the Neon Red/Neon Blue Switch in stock, and Best Buy has both options available. You know these are going to go quick, so don't wait too long!

Cruel Bands Career - more footage

The three-man band is on a secret mission, the only thorn in their side being the constant stream of audience. Keep an eye on the mood of your band members and gain control of the situation by adjusting their on-stage positions and using their abilities.

Spitlings - more gameplay

Spitlings is a cute but hardcore Arcade game that’s made for playing its hundreds of levels locally/online with friends.

IGN Video - LEGO Super Mario: 10 Sets in Action

LEGO Super Mario lets players build their own levels and collect coins, using interactive playsets. Here's a closer look at the Adventures with Mario Starter Course and 10 of the expansion sets in action.

Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises - more gameplay

Entertaining plunge into the world of debauched elites, alluring women and corrupted cops, where power is the ultimate currency. This is a thrilling introduction to the brand new Hidden Object Game series in the tradition of best police dramas.

Free Blasphemous DLC unleashes new torment on players today

A hell of an experience

Team17 and The Game Kitchen are today expanding the world of brutal action-platformer Blasphemous with the launch of Stir of Dawn, free downloadable content delivering significant features and a New Game+ mode called ‘New Torment’ to the game.

Available now on PlayStation® 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™, and PC, Stir of Dawn’s introduction of New Torment unlocks a new story branch that sees players journey to defeat the five Amanecidas, since Laudes – an ancient creation of the Miracle - has been awoken to challenge The Penitent One. Stir of Dawn also brings forth new items and executions for players to utilise, fresh areas to battle through, a new map system, updated voiceovers (including full Spanish VO), and other significant tweaks to the gameplay.

Players of the New Torment mode can choose from one of Three Penitences, each of which drastically change the gameplay experience:

Unwavering Faith is aimed at players who want to use magic, featuring regenerating fervour to execute special moves – which is lost when hit – and sword damage being slashed in half;

Bleeding Heart introduces a more classic gaming experience, featuring a set of stocks instead of a lifebar (to which everything deals one stock of damage), with enemies also respawning when entering rooms;

True Guilt is a Penitence that sees players lose maximum fervour when they die, at which point Tears of Atonement – the in-game ‘currency’ – are placed in a fragment. If another death is encountered before the fragment is retrieved, those Tears are lost for good. On top of all this flasks cannot be used to recover; instead they grant The Penitent One fervour.

Blasphemous: Stir of Dawn key features:

Experience a new level of torment: Those who have completed the main campaign can take on a higher level of difficulty as part of the ‘New Game+’ New Torment mode, which also includes the brand new story content that all players are receiving

Greater variety of gameplay options: Three different playstyles are available in New Torment through the all-new Penitence system, which offers tantalising rewards for those that can handle the handicaps that come with them

Overcome new challenging bosses: Go forth on a journey to defeat the five Amanecidas, encountering new characters including Jibrael and Nacimiento along the way

Be more brutal: The counterattack mechanic has been improved and seven new executions have been added, keeping combat impactful

A more balanced Blasphemous: Enemies have been adjusted, new animations added, and players can now even pet the dog
Get around Cvstodia in new ways: Travel is made easier for The Penitent One with further additions like a new map system and more warp points.


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