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Fangamer adds A Hat in Time merch collection

Hats off to ya!

Fangamer has revealed a new lineup of merch for fans of A Hat in Time. The online retailer has made a collection of pins, as well as a long-sleeved shirt available to purchase today. You can check out more details on all the items here.

Gnosia developer discusses the challenge of tackling the game's story

A multifaceted adventure

Gnosia is a unique narrative adventure that's filled with twists, turns, branching paths, and much more. It's all part of an interconnected story that plays out through 5 to 15-minute segments. In an interview with Polygon, Team leader Mezukare discusses just how difficult it was to keep track of everything during development.

“Since there weren’t many stories out there that were structured similarly, it first took a lot of time just to work out how to write it, and while writing the story we kept digging and digging, and took it one step at a time, very carefully.”

Sniff out Legendary Pokémon in the Searching for Legends Pokemon GO event

A nose for news

Another special event is coming to Pokemon GO, and it's set to launch on March 9th, 2021. This one involves Nosepass, and you can get full details below.

We’re kicking off the Season of Legends with a search for Legendary Pokémon! Any successful search requires a good sense of direction—and if there’s one Pokémon equipped to help in that regard, it’s Nosepass. The Compass Pokémon will be appearing in greater numbers to help you sniff out leads alongside a variety of Ground-, Rock-, and Steel-type Pokémon.

Date + Time

Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, March 14, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. local time

Features

The following Pokémon will be appearing more often in the wild: Diglett, Geodude, Magnemite, Nosepass, Aron, Baltoy, Roggenrola, Drilbur, and more. If you’re lucky, you might find a Shiny Nosepass!
The following Pokémon will be attracted to Incense: Alolan Diglett, Alolan Geodude, Magnemite, Nosepass, Aron, Lairon, Beldum, Roggenrola, Drilbur, and more.
The following Pokémon will be hatching from 5 km Eggs: Magnemite, Nosepass, Aron, Baltoy, Beldum, and Drilbur.
The following Pokémon will be appearing in one-star raids: Alolan Diglett, Nosepass, Roggenrola, Drilbur, Ferroseed, and Klink.
The following Pokémon will be appearing in three-star raids: Alolan Graveler, Magneton, Skarmory, and Metang.
Complete event-exclusive Field Research tasks and Timed Research to encounter Pokémon like Nosepass!

GameSpot Video - Zelda: Breath of the Wild Expert Reacts to EVEN MORE Viral Reddit Clips

Max “RinHara5aki” Blumenthal with over 2300+ hours experience with Breath of the Wild, reacts and breaks down even more clips from viral speedrunning techniques to funny ways to abuse the games physics.

GoNintendo Review - Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV "Diplomacy and Strategy Expansion Pack" (written by DeuxMichaels)

Is there romance in the air?

This review was written by Deux Michaels

When it comes to a series that has as many installments as Romance of the Three Kingdoms, it can be difficult to jump right in if you’ve never played before. Luckily, there are good tutorials and understandable game mechanics which, while involved, can be learned by a player with a little determination. Yes, I found that determination is what it took for me to push through the convoluted menu system and try to dig deep into what fun could be had here.

I personally have only played one other RotTK and that was the seventh installment on PlayStation 2. As a fan of history and video games, I was immediately immersed in the time period and the historical characters. The amount of real historical figures that you can take control of is staggering and I loved learning more outside of the game about some of the most intriguing warriors. Because I loved RotTK7 so much, I found it difficult to put certain features out of my mind and concentrate on the mechanics of RotTK14.

The historical characters are all still here and in fact they have added hundreds more. You can still create your own generals with familial ties to real figures and you could have a lot of fun creating your own faction and putting them into very specific scenarios throughout the romance timeline. My Johnny Yune dynasty didn’t do all that bad against the early power of He Jin!

While many new features have progressed over time to get to where they are in RotTK14, there are a few features that a player like me regretfully misses. Firstly, you better enjoy being the Liege Lord because there is no longer options to being a ronin, general, or prefect under an AI ruler. That means that you won’t be working your way to the top of a famous leader’s ranks, but you will have all the responsibility and stress of the man or woman in charge. With that system comes a lot of micromanaging and there are many diplomacy options to try. Once I was familiar with the game’s options, I found that many were undercooked and I didn’t use half of them. There are certain things that your prefects can do by themselves but as leader, appointing people and advising them in which ways to govern just gives you more things to worry about as you try to strategically fight back in sieges on all borders. Heavy lies the crown for sure.

The battle system is now one that is happening on the same map as all of your other political dealings. That means that there are no more specific battle areas in which you can try to use a little more strategy for when you’re severely outnumbered. This gave me a feeling of less control in battles because there aren’t as many options to tell your individual generals to try. It was more of a point and click and hope your forces last longer. They’ve also taken away specific military unit factions. In RotTK14 you conscript soldiers at each of your cities and train them with your powerful generals, but they are just soldiers. There’s no cavalry, navy or bowman units. All of those buffs pertain to the general leading these soldiers. If the general can take advantage of shooting arrows from a far then his soldiers can. Instead you’ll get an advantage in battle by surrounding enemies and “coloring in“ the area around their forces. There is still plenty of strategy, but the micromanaging and the lack of individual general control during battles gives more to worry about, but less to feel in control of.

The music in the game is serviceable and there are a few nice compositions here. As with all strategy games, you are bound to be hearing the music quite a bit and even good songs can get old when you have a long play session. I was questioning a couple of the tunes as they sounded a little out of place for the historical setting (one song feels like it could be in the Harry Potter movies), but they are good and can be switched off.

RotTK14 is a game that I would recommend to history buffs and strategy game lovers. If you are willing to put in the time and learn all the games systems, there is some fun to be had. If you are someone who is easily frustrated or who dislikes micromanaging then it’s not the game for you. Although, for me, RotTK14 does not live up to the previous installment that I had played and loved, it’s nice to finally get another series entry optimized for NA and it’s even nicer to be able to take it anywhere on the go with Nintendo Switch.

Psychological exploration platformer "Dreaming Sarah" comes to Switch on March 5th, 2021

It was all just a dream...

Ratalaika has revealed their next game for Switch, and it's arriving in just a couple of days. The platformer Dreaming Sarah launches on March 5th, 2021, and you can get full details in the press release below.

Ratalaika Games & Asterisk Studios are proud to announce that Dreaming Sarah will be released onto Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles this week.

About Dreaming Sarah

Dreaming Sarah is a surreal adventure platformer game with puzzle elements, an engaging environment, an incredibly diverse cast of characters, and of course, a young girl named Sarah.

Sarah has been in an accident and is currently in a coma.

It's up to you to help her wake up by exploring her dream world.

Features:

Explore mysterious psychological areas
Collect, equip and use items
Interact with a vast cast of weird characters
Solve brain-teasing puzzles

Dreaming Sarah will be priced for 4.99 $ / € for all platforms, and it will launch on:

Nintendo Switch (NA & EU): March 5th

Japanese eShop releases for the week of March 11th, 2021

Crash makes his triumphant return

A lighter list of releases on Nintendo's official calendar for the upcoming week, but as we always say, more titles will be revealed in the coming days. Here's what's officially on schedule for the week of March 11th, 2021.

- A-Train All Aboard! Tourism
- Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time
- NoReload Heroes Enhanced Edition
- The True

Reminder: Pokemon GO's Season of Legends begins today

Perfectly Seasoned

Here's a reminder just in case you forgot. The Pokemon GO Season of Legends starts today! Read on below to see what's available to participate in now.

Pokémon appearing in raids

Therian Forme Tornadus, Therian Forme Thundurus, Therian Forme Landorus, and more will all be coming to Pokémon GO, along with some Mega-Evolved Pokémon that haven’t appeared in Pokémon GO yet! Check out our March events blog for more details on upcoming five-star raids and Mega Raids.

Pokémon appearing more often in the wild in the northern and southern hemispheres

During this Season, the kinds of Pokémon that will be appearing more frequently in the wild exclusively in either the northern or southern hemisphere will be greatly expanded! Look forward to a diverse and exciting array of Pokémon appearing in the wild.

Northern hemisphere: Foongus, Tangela, Miltank, Shuppet, Finneon, Ducklett, Karrablast, Ponyta, Lotad, Patrat, and more.
Southern hemisphere: Paras, Yanma, Stantler, Drifloon, Remoraid, Buizel, Shelmet, Vulpix, Seedot, Zigzagoon, and more.
Pokémon hatching from Eggs

2 km Eggs: Growlithe, Cubone, Magikarp, Hoppip, Wooper, Dunsparce, Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, Meditite, Volbeat, Illumise, Wailmer, Spoink, Swablu, Budew, Minccino, Bunnelby, Fletchling, and Litleo. Volbeat or Illumise will also hatch from 2 km Eggs, depending on where you are.

5 km Eggs: Voltorb, Lickitung, Eevee, Ralts, Feebas, Clamperl, Blitzle, Roggenrola, Gothita, Solosis, Chespin, Fennekin, and Froakie. Certain other Pokémon will also continue to hatch from 5 km Eggs depending on where you are.

10 km Eggs: Nincada, Shinx, Gible, Riolu, Audino, Timburr, Darumaka, Emolga, Alomomola, Klink, Litwick, Axew, Golett, Rufflet, Espurr, and Noibat. Sigilyph will also hatch from 10 km Eggs, depending on where you are.

Pokémon TCG Play! Pokémon Events Return in Australia and New Zealand

All decked out!

The Pokemon TCG fun is returning to normal in Australia and New Zealand, as Play! Pokemon events are returning on March 6th, 2021. Read all about their much-anticipated return below!

Pokémon Trading Card Game players in Australia and New Zealand should prepare themselves as Play! Pokémon events will be returning on March 6, 2021. You'll once again be able to visit stores hosting Play! Pokémon events to participate in Pokémon League and Prerelease tournaments against other players. For questions or concerns regarding events at participating stores, please see the Play! Pokémon COVID-19 requirements.

The brand-new Event Locator is now available to help players discover events. Currently, the Event Locator will only show events for Australia and New Zealand.

In-person events in other areas remain suspended, but conditions will be consistently reviewed for future re-openings. In the meantime, Players Cup, Team Challenge, and League at Home continue to be available to eligible players in all participating countries.

In more Play! Pokémon news, the new Pokémon Event Manager (PEM) has launched and will help Professors and Tournament Organizers create and track Play! Pokémon events. The initial version of the new PEM is available only in English. Event organizers in countries outside Australia and New Zealand can continue to test PEM, but please note that Team Challenge tournaments will continue to run with Tournament Operations Manager (TOM) software.

Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. gets one last restock in Australia

One last chance

Any Aussies that missed out on the Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. will have one last chance to snag one at retail price. Multiple retailers in Australia have opened pre-orders for a new round of stock, all of them set to launch sometime in March 2021. Remember, this item will no longer be manufactured after March 31st, 2021, so whatever is heading out to stores this month will likely be the last you'll ever see.

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