My Life in Gaming - Analogue Super Nt analysis

If you're looking for the best way to play SNES games today, it looks like the Analogue Super Nt is the way to go. Either that, or you can go with the original SNES, as long as you have a TV that will do it justice!

Moonlighter Kickstarter update - Switch dev progress

Final debugging of console ports. The game is already playable from beginning to end on Xbox One, PS4 and almost there on Nintendo Switch, but it still needs some more work before starting the certification process. This is the major point pending, it’s a lot of work, but we are very close to finish and things are looking good.

Check out the full update here

Kyogeki Quartet Fighters - launch trailer

Remember, Kyogeki Quartet Fighters isn't an old game seeing re-release on Switch. This is a brand-new shooter developed with a Famcom aesthetic. We see quite a few games that take an old-school approach to visuals, but Kyogeki Quartet Fighters really nails that classic Famicom shooter style.

Japan - Top 30 software for Jan. 2018

1. [PS4] Monster Hunter World – 2,003,026 (1,350,412 physical, 652,614 digital)
2. [NSW] Splatoon 2 – 229,284 (219,595 physical, 9,689 digital)
3. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey – 196,069 (190,252 physical, 5,817 digital)
4. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 177,233 (169,586 physical, 7,647 digital)
5. [PS4] Dissidia Final Fantasy NT – 166,791 (137,304 physical, 29,487 digital)
6. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon – 130,739 (129,382 physical, 1,357 digital)
7. [NSW] Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle – 123,179 (116,420 physical, 6,759 digital)
8. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 – 105,999 (105,056 physical, 943 digital)
9. [NSW] Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 84,084 (79,346 physical, 4,738 digital)
10. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2 – 72,663 (71,811 physical, 852 digital)
11. [PS4] Gintama Rumble – 43,428 (33,611 physical, 9,817 digital)
12. [PS4] Earth Defense Force 5 – 43,428 (33,611 physical, 9,817 digital)
13. [NSW] 1-2 Switch – 42,444 (37,751 physical, 4,693 digital)
14. [NSW] ARMS – 41,585 (39,917 physical, 1,668 digital)
15. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX – 28,932 (26,389 physical, 2,543 digital)
16. [3DS] Pokemon Crystal – 27,281 (12,348 physical, 14,933 digital)
17. [PS4] Call of Duty: WWII – 25,879 (22,430 physical, 3,449 digital)
18. [3DS] Kirby Battle Royale – 25,099 (24,338 physical, 761 digital)
19. [PSV] Gintama Rumble – 24,404 (23,502 physical, 902 digital)
20. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo – 23,715 (21,885 physical, 1,830 digital)
21. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition – 20,159 (12,056 physical, 8,103 digital)
22. [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – 20,111 (16,520 physical, 3,591 digital)
23. [NSW] Snipperclips Plus – 18,796 (17,534 physical, 1,262 digital)
24. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (New Price Edition) – 17,784 (14,397 physical, 3,387 digital)
25. [NSW] Monster Hunter XX – 17,543 (16,279 physical, 1,264 digital)
26. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI – 17,432 (9,401 physical, 8,031 digital)
27. [3DS] Style Savvy: Styling Star – 16,006 (15,413 physical, 593 digital)
28. [NSW] FIFA 18 – 15,832 (14,295 physical, 1,537 digital)
29. [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park he Youkoso – 15,031 (14,683 physical, 348 digital)
30. [PS4] Yakuza Kiwami 2 – 14,518 (13,297 physical, 1,221 digital)

Super Mario Odyssey - All Costumes & Hats in 8-Bit With 3D Comparison

The 8-bit content in Odyssey really makes me want a new 2D Mario platform with 8-bit, or even 16-bit visuals. I really hope that's not too old school for Nintendo to consider. I'm thinking it'll just be a pipe dream for me, but I hope one day I'm wrong!

Nintendo says Super Mario Odyssey was always planned for Switch, aimed to make use of the platform's strengths

Super Mario Odyssey hit in the Switch's first year, which was absolutely awesome to see. A brand-new Mario experience for Nintendo's latest console before the first year wrapped! How did Nintendo manage to crank this one out? The discussion has lead some to wonder if perhaps the game was originally in the works for Wii U, but then moved over to Switch. In an interview with Game Informer, Nintendo's devs say that's not the case.

Producer Yoshiaki Koizumi

“It was always planned for Nintendo Switch. We really were considering a lot of the hardware capabilities specifically for this game, and wanted to make the most use of them.”

Nintendo’s Shinya Takahashi

“I think the idea of what the Nintendo Switch is became very important around here, because it can both function as a console or portable device. We really thought about what sort of software features would make the best use of those capabilities. Super Mario Odyssey really answers to a lot of that capability in the way we had hoped. We wanted to time it for year-end release to make the most of that as well.”

Kirby Star Allies - another look at the Japanese download card

We've already shared a quick look at the Japanese download card for Kirby Star Allies, but now we have a much more detailed look at the entire package. That's a pretty fancy looking download card! Once again, Japan has me feeling jealous of all the awesome download cards Nintendo releases in the region.

Fire Emblem Heroes - content update for Feb. 25th, 2018, plus details on version 2.3.0

Content update for Feb. 25th, 2018

[Special Maps] The 24th Daily Special Map is now available: “Daily – Part 24”. You can clear it on Normal and Hard, and get 1 Orb for each difficulty level (available until March 4th)

Ver. 2.3.0

- due out next month
- Rival Domains is a new type of special map,where you get to battle a large army (called a brigade)
- your goal consists of capturing enemy camps, defeating enemies within 10 turns, and trying to earn high scores
- deploy up to 20 Heroes, and if you need some help, you can recruit allies from your friends
- you can only have one ally with Sing or Dance, and no duplicate Heroes allowed
- first round of Rival Domains maps will open alongside the update
- after that, a new map will become available every week on Saturday
- Blessed Gardens is a new type of map where you can earn Orbs, Hero Feathers, and more
- these maps can only be tackled by Heroes who grant the corresponding Legendary Effect, or Heroes who have received it
- duplicate Heroes are strictly forbidden
- the first time you enter the Blessed Garden, you will get four Water Blessings, allowing you to start playing right away
- Blessings of other elements are some of the rewards you can earn in the Garden of Water
- Blessed Gardens will go live alongside the update, with a new map to be added every Sunday after that
- earn Blessings by completing quests and participating in other activities
- Shrewd Strategist will be able to learn Wind’s Brand at 5*
- strengthen even more weapon skills using Arena Medals and Divine Dew at the Weapon Refinery:

Sieglinde (Eirika, the Restoration Lady)
Brynhildr (Leo, the Sorcerous Prince)
Wind’s Brand (Soren, the Shrewd Strategist)

Shinobi Refle: Senran Kagura - Ryouna DLC announced, plus more costumes/items

Ryouna is joining the cast of Shinobi Refle: Senran Kagura as paid DLC. The character DLC is due out Feb. 26th, 2018 for 1,000 yen. On top of that, another round of costumes and item DLC is going to be included as well.

Rabi Laby: Puzzle Out Stories heading to Switch

Get ready for a whole lot of Rabi Laby on Switch. Silver Star Japan has announced Rabi Laby: Puzzle Out Stories for Switch, which is set to launch at retail on May 24th, 2018 for ¥4,104. Rabi Laby: Puzzle Out Stories is a compilation of games in the franchise, include Rabi Laby, Rabi Laby 2, Rabi Laby 3, and Witch’s Cat. The collection features enhanced graphics and resolution, as well as an “Easy Mode” with simple controls.