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Game Informer Video - The Creative Puzzle Design of Immortals Fenyx Rising

Join us as we sit down with the developers behind Ubisoft Québec's newest open-world adventure and discuss how the implementation of puzzles formed Immortals Fenyx Rising into a more engaging experience.

Paw Paw Paw - more gameplay

Paw Paw Paw was a peaceful and prosperous kingdom until one fateful day, when the King had decided to enforce everyone to wear pants.

Nintendo Minute - Nintendo Shopping Spree CHALLENGE

Got a minute?

Nintendo Minute is never a minute! We’re so excited today to go on a shopping spree for some Nintendo gifts. This has become a Nintendo Minute tradition each year to go on a shopping spree and donate all of the items to Starlight Foundation. This year is a little different but we still found a fun way to do just that. We’re doing our annual shopping spree online at store.nintendo.com and you can too! Let us know if you’ve checked out the site and what Nintendo goodies are on your wishlist. As always, thanks so much for watching and we’ll see you next week!

Empire of Sin gets another batch of screens

A new batch of screens for Empire of Sin has been released. You can check out the gallery here. The game is set to launch on Dec. 1st, 2020, and you can read a recap on the title below.

Empire of Sin is a new strategy game brought to you by Romero Games and Paradox Interactive that puts you at the heart of the ruthless criminal underworld of 1920s Prohibition-era Chicago. Slip into the shoes of one of the fourteen real and historically inspired mob bosses such as Al Capone, Stephanie St. Clair or Goldie Garneau and assemble a rag-tag gang, build and manage your criminal empire, and defend your turf from rival gangs. It’s up to you to hustle, charm and intimidate your way to the top and do whatever it takes to stay there - break a leg!

Arrog - more footage

Arrog is an enigmatic puzzle adventure game featuring hand-drawn art and set in a bizarre black-and-white world with color accents.

Picross S5 - more gameplay

Brand new puzzles for you to enjoy in all four regular game modes: Picross, Mega Picross, Color Picross, and Clip Picross, plus new large puzzles in the bonus Extra content!

How We Make Minecraft: Ep. 5 - Caves, Cliffs & Other Updates

Behind the Minecraft curtain

The latest episode of How We Make Minecraft is now available. This one takes a deeper look at the upcoming Caves and Cliffs update, which has some features that'll fundamentally change the game. There's plenty to get hyped about in this episode!

Immortals: Fenyx Rising Switch Vs. PS5 footage, plus more gameplay

Definitely a difference here


New gameplay for Immortals: Fenyx Rising has come out today, showing us what the Switch version looks like. How does it compare to the PS5 version? Check out the side-by-side video above, along with just straightforward Switch gameplay.

Get your roguelike action on the go with the wicked cartoon bullet hell "The Crackpet Show," heading to Switch Q2 2021

A different kind of bullet hell

These animals might look cute at first glance, but a closer look shows that they've lost their damn minds! They're ready to blast away the competition, so you better be ready to dish out the damage! The Crackpet Show is coming to Switch in Q2 2021, and you can get full details below.

Go solo or team up with up to 4 players and take on the role of gunned up and insanely freaky animals ready to gut up enemies just to gain fame in the World’s Biggest bullet-hell Show!

The cute and fluffy animals have mutated, got their hands on some guns and now they're about to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights! Driven by a crazy blood rush, they've organized a gladiator-style TV Show, where they're fighting each other, getting likes and grand-prizes from their sponsors. Victory is secondary, performance matters more. Especially when it's explosive and brutal!

And the best part? The game will get a dedicated Nintendo Switch release - with both singleplayer and co-op campaigns! So if sometimes you just need your fill of daily mayhem, now you'll be able to get it anywhere - on your couch, at your job, on the bus, and yes, even during those long "life contemplation" sessions in the toilet ;)

About the game

The Crackpet Show is a high-powered hybrid of the bullet-hell shooter and vehicular mayhem with easy-to-understand controls and fluid, physics-driven competition.

In the game, players take on the role of cartoon animal gladiators performing in a savage tournament. This post-apocalyptic TV show is extremely popular and is transmitted all around what is left of the world as we know it. Every participant is treated as a hero just for their very presence in the show.

Champions fight for life with creatures mutated so heavily that they disgust even the beasts themselves, that’s why they’re only used to fighting in the pit with the gladiators. This is not all you can fear. Most places you'll encounter are covered with deadly traps!

Your and your friends’ goal is to defeat as many enemies as possible, closing all that mayhem by conquering bosses. However, this task is almost unachievable for an ordinary rookie, so the competitors have to approach the challenge more than once, developing their skills and equipment in the meantime.

So gear up, invite your friends, and get involved in the most creepy, post-apocalyptic, rogue-like bloodbath!

Features:

It’s all about The SHOW! Each game level is another episode of a very bizarre, yet extremely popular gladiator-style television show, where winning is not as important as making a freaky, killing spree performance.

Post-apocalyptic rampage! What happened to humans some may ask, well, no one knows, and honestly no one cares anymore. They’re most likely extinct and their entire legacy, especially weapons, is now being exploited by those who have displaced them – loony, mutated, Crackpets.

Why does it feel so wrong and yet so right? Feeling nostalgic about good ol’ adult cartoons? The Crackpet Show is the answer! We’ve got all sorts of Happy Tree Friends-inspired animal characters that are both so adorable and even more creepy. Nothing like you’ve ever seen, post-apocalyptic setting that fuses colorful art-style, fluffy characters with action full of skull-cracking and destruction.

All aboard the HYPE train! Jump in and try your luck becoming the next Champion. Acquire as many fans and sponsors as possible and receive rewards! Gain fame by completing show-rooms or whole episodes and collect fancy perk coins. Gather likes slaughtering your opponents and exchange them for equipment, new weapons, and perks.

Teamplay, you freak! Want something more than a singleplayer experience? Gather up to 4 friends, pick the preferred room, and hack & slash through enemies. When the time comes, fight your dudes for the loot - there can be only one STAR! But, since you might need sidekicks on the way to glory, go and buff up your team and share weapons and gear with them, and if they drop dead you can even revive them. Just like in the Pet Sematary!

Monotony? No way, Jose! Procedurally generated maps and tons of enemies do not allow any boredom. The show producers promise at least a couple of episodes, with different biomes, various exhibits, and the right background for the overwhelming bloodshed you’ll perform. Stand out during the casting and choose your favorite character class with different sets of weapons.
Kick some big-ASS bosses! Lights, camera, and action…slice those huge and abominated enemies into pieces. Slay everything you see and get the trophies you deserve. What? You’ve never fought a big, floating ASS in the jar, before?

The Crackpet Show is currently in development with the release date planned for Q2 2021. The game will launch on Nintendo Switch and Steam.

Dive into the history of Mortal Kombat, NBA Jam, Smash TV, and More in Documentary Insert Coin

Diving deep into the classics

Looking to learn more about some classic arcade games that made the jump to Nintendo platforms? The perfect way to do so is with Insert Coin, a new documentary available right now. Get the full rundown of this feature below.

Today, Cargo Film & Releasing — a global film sales and distribution agency — is inviting fans of gaming history to “get over here” and check out Insert Coin, a documentary that offers viewers a peek into the history of legendary development studio Midway Games. Available today via Alamo Drafthouse’s Alamo On Demand Digital Release, Insert Coin takes viewers back to the early days of the groundbreaking studio, famous for legendary titles like Mortal Kombat, NBA Jam, and Narc.

Director Joshua Tsui has crafted Insert Coin as a love letter, time machine, and insider’s look at a studio that created pop culture giants that would fundamentally change how we played video games. The early 90s were like the Wild West era of the gaming industry, and no studio represented that ethos more than Midway Games with its wildly controversial (and hugely successful) titles like Mortal Kombat, a game that thrilled players and shocked parental advisory groups across the globe with its over the top violence and colorful cast.

Tsui was there when it all went down, having worked on the Mortal Kombat franchise and even lent his face to Liu Kang in Mortal Kombat IV. Insert Coin features interviews with past Midway team members, including Eugene Jarvis (Defender and Robotron: 2084), Mark Turmell (SmashTV, NBA Jam, NFL Blitz), John Tobias (co-creator Mortal Kombat series), George Petro (NARC, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Revolution X), and others. Also prominently featured are industry insiders Carly Kucerek (Coin-Operated Americans) and novelist and screenwriter Ernest Cline (Ready Player One, Armada).

“We’re incredibly proud of this film and it was a pleasure working with Joshua Tsui and his team,” said David Piperni, Founder of Cargo Film & Releasing. “As we kick off the latest console generation, we hope Insert Coin serves as a fun and informative ride that takes players back the era when gaming exploded as a mainstream pop-culture phenomenon.“

“Putting together Insert Coin was a wonderful trip down memory lane, but it’s also so much more than that,” said Joshua Tsui, Insert Coin’s director. “This film documents a true paradigm shift in gaming, and Midway Games was instrumental in bringing fun, competitive titles from the arcade to the living room. I’m beyond excited to share this journey with our viewers, and hope they have as much fun watching it as we did making it.”

It’s hard to overstate the impact Midway Games had upon the gaming industry and the entertainment industry as a whole. Mortal Kombat went from a controversial arcade game to an iconic IP that spawned numerous sequels, theatrical films, comic books, action figures, and cartoon series. NBA JAM, Rampage, and SmashTV brought co-op and multiplayer to living rooms worldwide, allowing players to experience the thrill of the arcade in the comfort of their own homes. Insert Coin explores the rise and fall of the epochal studio, featuring interviews with team members and industry icons, footage and insider stories from the early days of the company, and how it went from dominating the industry to becoming the stuff of legend.

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