It's finally happening. Not only is a brand-new Mega Man game in the works, it's also coming to Switch! We have to wait until late 2018 to enjoy the game, but at least we know it's happening!
The following info comes from a Famitsu interview with Capcom's Ryota Niitsuma, as translated by NintendoEverything...
- Capcom planned to make amiibo for Resident Evil Revelations
- work progressed until the phase where they made the 3D models and could pose them
- characters considered were HUNK and Lady HUNK
- “various circumstances” caused Capcom to pull the plug
- Resident Evil Revelations director Koushi Nakanishi did indicate that he still has some interest in making the amiibo
- in the retail versions of Revelations 1 & 2, any amiibo can be scanned
- if you use amiibo that are Capcom characters, you can get something slightly better
GENERAL MANAGER, ENTERTAINMENT PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, NINTENDO CO.
Nintendo sold 7.6 million Switches in the seven months after they hit the market, helping The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, one of the console’s first titles, become the fastest-selling game in company history. The system is the biggest shake-up in gaming since the Wii introduced virtual bowling and tennis to grandparents throughout the world in late 2006, and it represents a stunning success for Koizumi, who took over as Nintendo’s creative force in 2014 from legendary designer Shigeru Miyamoto, the man behind landmark games Super Mario Bros. and Donkey Kong.
Wow, now that's quite a big deal! Really awesome to see Koizumi get mentioned on this list. His profile has certainly been raised with Nintendo fans in 2017. Cool to know that the rest of the world is taking notice as well! I have a feeling he's only just getting started!
Oh boy...OH BOY! Now I'm honestly getting excited. Nintendo of America's Twitter account has retweeted Capcom's announcement of a Mega Man 30th anniversary live stream. There has to be something going on here, right?! Hurry up and get here, Dec. 4th!
UPDATE - For what it's worth, Sony is also sharing the information on their social media accounts.
To close out another great year for Google Play, we’re sharing the best and most popular apps, games, music, movies, TV shows and books in 2017.
Nintendo’s “Super Mario Run” was the most downloaded new game of the year, but not all bubbles were burst, as “Bubble Witch 3 Saga” was closely behind at number two. "Photo Editor - Beauty Camera & Photo Filters” was the most downloaded new app with fans touching up their favorite photos for social media. We also have curated lists this year from our editors to help you find the best apps and games of 2017, such as “Socratic - Math Answers & Homework Help” and “CATS: Crash Area Turbo Stars,” respectively.
Most popular new games of 2017
Super Mario Run
Bubble Witch 3 Saga
Magic Tiles 3
CATS: Crash Arena Turbo Stars
Reddit user OldSoul2 has claimed something rather interesting. He told other users that he has been receiving internal EA emails on two upcoming titles, one of which being Fe.
The Fe side includes a bit about a Nintendo Direct coming in January. This would be in line with things we've been hearing as of late. In addition to that, the game itself is seemingly coming out on February 18.
While all of this looks really legit, we remain on the cautious side of things. The story has been marked as a rumor for now.
This week's European downloads - November 30 (Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Resident Evil, 80'S OVERDRIVE and more)
Nintendo eShop (Switch)
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo, available December 1) - €59.99/£49.99
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 + Expansion Pass (Nintendo, available December 1) - €89.98/£76.98
Explore an endless ocean of clouds, where the last remnants of civilisation live on the backs of colossal beasts called Titans. Experience the story of Rex and his new friend, Pyra, a mysterious being known as a Blade who grants him tremendous power. Together, search for Pyra’s long lost home Elysium, the ultimate paradise for all of humanity.
Resident Evil Revelations (CAPCOM) - €19.99/£15.99 (€14.99/£11.99 if you own Resident Evil Revelations 2)
The critically acclaimed survival horror title takes players back to the events that took place between Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5, revealing the truth about the T-Abyss virus. Resident Evil Revelations features series favourites Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield, plus their respective BSAA partners - Parker Luciani and Jessica Sherawat. The action begins on board a supposedly abandoned cruise ship, the ‘Queen Zenobia’, where horrors lurk around every corner, before players head for the mainland and the devastated city of Terragrigia. With limited ammo and weapons available, the race is on to survive the horror of Resident Evil Revelations.
Resident Evil Revelations 2 (CAPCOM) - €24.99/£19.99 (€19.99/£15.99 if you own Resident Evil Revelations 2)
The beginning of the Resident Evil Revelations 2 tale sees fan favourite Claire Redfield make a dramatic return. Survivor of the Raccoon City incident depicted in previous Resident Evil games, Claire now works for the anti-bioterrorism organization Terra Save. Moira Burton, is attending her welcome party for Terra Save when unknown armed forces storm the office. Claire and Moira are knocked unconscious and awaken later to find themselves in a dark and abandoned detention facility. Working together, they must find out who took them and to what sinister end. Will Claire and Moira make it out alive and discover what’s led to them being taken to this remote island? A story of twists and turns will have players guessing the next step at every turn.
LEGO MARVEL Super Heroes 2 (WB Games, available on December 1) - €59.99/£49.99
It's about TIME! Join your favourite Super Heroes and Super Villains from different eras and realities as they go head-to-head with the time-travelling Kang the Conqueror in the all-new, original adventure, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2! Play as the Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, Green Goblin and dozens of other Marvel Super Heroes and Villains in this cosmic battle across the time-tossed city of Chronopolis! Travel across lands – from Ancient Egypt to The Old West, Sakaar and New York City in 2099 – and transport objects or characters through the centuries! And, with new battle modes, friends and family can play against each other in a series of themed challenges and battle arenas!
SUPERBEAT XONiC EX (Rising Star Games) - €44.99/£39.99
Experience SUPERBEAT XONiC EX, the new music game sensation that's bound to have you on the edge of your seat! Enjoy stunning visuals and effects as you play your way through over 70* unique songs, unlocking tonnes of hidden rewards and items! Perform and perfect awesome combos, then show the world you’re the best by climbing the Ranking system!
* Initial total includes seven free songs downloadable from Nintendo eShop.
Gear.Club Unlimited (Anuman Interactive, available on December 1) - €49.99/£44.99
For the first time on Nintendo Switch, drive through an authentic world of cars with Gear.Club Unlimited. Get behind the wheel of the most incredible cars from the most prestigious manufacturers.
Race through over 400 challenging races. Learn to master the controls of the world's fastest supercars and collect them in your garage: you can customize and tune them across the numerous workshops, then take them to the race track for the win!
Challenge your friends, competing among up to 4 players on the same screen, or beat their times online.
ACA NEOGEO WORLD HEROES (HAMSTER) - €6.99/£6.29
"WORLD HEROES" is a fighting game that was originally released by SNK in 1992. Eight characters based on historical celebrities such as Hattori Hanzo and Rasputin will fight each other to become the world's strongest champion. In addition to the Normal mode, a Deathmatch Mode featuring various stages full of traps awaits you for merciless battles!
Arcade Archives Traverse USA (HAMSTER) - €6.99/£6.29
"Traverse USA" is a racing game released by IREM in 1983. Hop on a motorcycle and ride across America, avoiding cars as you head to your goal of New York City. A variety of obstacles await off-road and on, so utilize all your techniques as you participate in this race.
ACORN Tactics (TACS Games) - €9.99/£8.99
Alien blobs from space are invading the Earth. It’s up to the Alien Counter Offensive Response Network (ACORN) to stop them from enacting their evil plans. Construct and customize a strike team of giant walking tanks and air drop them into combat.
MUJO (OINKGAMES) - €8.99/£8.09
MUJO is a unique puzzle game with features that can't be found in any other game. Start stacking tiles and tap on them to attack monsters. You won't be able to stop playing! Play whenever you want, as much as you want.
OPUS: The Day We Found Earth (Flyhigh Works) - €5.00/£4.49
Help our little robot, Emeth, fulfill a centuries-old promise of finding Earth to save mankind. Step into a spaceship, and operate a deep space telescope to find out what lies beyond the boundless, unexplored outer space.
“A robot without a goal is nothing more than a calculator. So, listen up... Your goal, is to find Earth. Do we have a deal?” - Dr. Lisa, Emeth's creator
“We have a deal... Emeth will find Earth!” - Emeth, the robot.
Star Ghost (RainyFrog) - €8.99/£7.99
A Metagon war fleet has been detected at the outer perimeter. Patrol 12 star systems in the most advanced star fighter ever built. Navigate the perilous fragments of exploding planets, survive intense asteroid fields and dogfight with deadly Sentinel ships as you defend against the relentless onslaught of the formidable Metagon empire. Blast your way through beautiful neon star systems with dynamic level generation for a different experience every time.
Fly by simply boosting to gain height while aiming the turret to blast enemies that stream onto the screen. Upgrade your ship with more powerful weapons to wipe out enemy attacks and increase your score multiplier as you aim for the highest scores.
Sound track by renowned composer, David Wise.
Serial Cleaner (Curve Digital) - €14.99/£14.99
Can you dig it?
Step into the polished shoes of The Cleaner, a professional crime scene cleaner for the mob. There's no business like the cleaning business, and right now business is booming…
Sneak around crime scenes avoiding detection from the guarding cops as you vacuum up blood, hide bodies and remove evidence in this 70's styled, fast paced, 2D action/stealth game.
Syberia 2 (Microids) - €29.99/£26.99
After crossing Europe from west to east, Kate Walker finally found Hans Voralberg and got him to sign the papers approving the sale of the automaton factory.
An improbable pair, Kate Walker and the eccentric old Hans Voralberg set forth in search of a forgotten world, home to the last legendary mammoths of Siberia. Hans and Kate continue the impossible undertaking that Hans had begun several years before, and their courage and perseverance take them through a range of hostile environments.
Yet what lies ahead goes far beyond the limits of the imagination...
Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Expansion Pass (Nintendo, available December 1) - €29.99/£26.99
Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Japanese Voice Pack (Nintendo) - Free
SONIC FORCES: SANIC T-SHIRTS (SEGA EUR) - Free
DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 - TP Medal Pack (x5000) (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment) - €29.99/£24.00
DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 - TP Medal Pack (x2000) (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment) - €12.99/£11.00
DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 - TP Medal Pack (x1000) (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment) - €6.99/£6.00
DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 - TP Medal Pack (x500) (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment) - €3.99/£3.00
DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 - TP Medal Pack (x200) (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment) - €1.99/£2.00
DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 - Extra Pack Set (x200) (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment) - €16.99/£14.00
DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 - Extra Pack 1 (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment) - €9.99/£8.00
LEGO MARVEL Super Heroes 2 - Classic Guardians of the Galaxy Character Pack (WB Games) - €1.99/£1.69
LEGO MARVEL Super Heroes 2 - Season Pass (WB Games) - €14.99/£11.99
MUJO - 5 Lightnings (OINKGAMES) - €1.09/£0.99
MUJO - 20 Lightnings (OINKGAMES) - €3.49/£3.19
MUJO - 45 Lightnings (OINKGAMES) - €5.49/£4.99
MUJO - 120 Lightnings (OINKGAMES) - €10.99/£9.89
MUJO - 240 Lightnings (OINKGAMES) - €21.99/£19.79
MUJO - 480 Lightnings (OINKGAMES) - €40.99/£36.89
MUJO - 720 Lightnings (OINKGAMES) - €52.99/£47.69
SUPERBEAT XONiC EX DLC Bonus Bundle Pack (Rising Star Games) - Free
SUPERBEAT XONiC EX DLC Bundle Pack 1 (Rising Star Games) - €4.99/£3.99
SUPERBEAT XONiC EX DLC Bundle Pack 2 (Rising Star Games) - €4.99/£3.99
SUPERBEAT XONiC EX DLC Bundle Pack 3 (Rising Star Games) - €4.99/£3.99
SUPERBEAT XONiC EX DLC Bundle Pack 4 (Rising Star Games) - €4.99/£3.99
SUPERBEAT XONiC EX DLC Single Track - Americana Exotica (Rising Star Games) - €1.99/£1.69
SUPERBEAT XONiC EX DLC Single Track - iNSANiTY (Rising Star Games) - €1.99/£1.69
SUPERBEAT XONiC EX DLC Single Track - Skyline (Rising Star Games) - €1.99/£1.69
SUPERBEAT XONiC EX DLC Single Track - ZZuck ZZuck Groove (Rising Star Games) - €1.99/£1.69
SUPERBEAT XONiC EX DLC Single Track - Going Back (Rising Star Games) - €1.99/£1.69
SUPERBEAT XONiC EX DLC Single Track - PLUS (Rising Star Games) - €1.99/£1.69
SUPERBEAT XONiC EX DLC Single Track - Blue Screen (Rising Star Games) - €1.99/£1.69
SUPERBEAT XONiC EX DLC Single Track - Debonair Heavy Industry (Rising Star Games) - €1.99/£1.69
SUPERBEAT XONiC EX DLC Single Track - Zombie Chase (Rising Star Games) - €1.99/£1.69
SUPERBEAT XONiC EX DLC Single Track - Afternoon of Summer (Rising Star Games) - €1.99/£1.69
SUPERBEAT XONiC EX DLC Single Track - Missing Parts (Rising Star Games) - €1.99/£1.69
SUPERBEAT XONiC EX DLC Single Track - Indigo Wind (Rising Star Games) - €1.99/£1.69
The Bridge (The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild) - €6.99/£6.29 (Ends December 28, normally €9.99/£8.99)
The Jackbox Party Pack (Jackbox Games) - €14.69/£13.29 (Ends December 7, normally €20.99/£18.99)
JYDGE (10tons) - €11.99/£10.39 (Ends December 7, normally €14.99/£12.99)
Nintendo eShop (3DS)
80'S OVERDRIVE (Insane Code, available December 3) - €9.99/£8.99
80'S OVERDRIVE is a 2D pixel art racing game, designed to take you back in time to when 8 and 16 bit consoles and arcade games ruled the world. Compete against opponents in career mode to unlock new races, buy new cars, and upgrade them with state-of-the-art technologies! Try your skill in time attack mode and see how far you can get in this race against the clock! Create your own tracks with built-in track generator and easily share them with your friends!
Culdcept Revolt - Racoon (NIS America, Add-on Content) - Free
Crollors Game Pack (Nvriezen) - €0.99/£0.93 (Ends December 31, normally €1.49/£1.39)
Hit Ninja (Petite Games, New 3DS only) - €1.39/£1.25 (Ends December 14, normally €1.99/£1.79)
Nintendo 3DS Theme Shop
The themes will be available on December 1.
Xmas with Baby-JC (Animundi) - €1.49/£1.39
Baby-JC celebrate Xmas. Scroll the touch screen.
Jurassic Cubs on the snow (Animundi) - €0.99/£0.89
Ranu plays with Bronto launching snowballs.
Nunzy and Bronto on ice (Animundi) - €0.99/£0.89
Nunzy and Bronto play during the Ice Age.
JC 3pack Number 10 (Animundi) - €2.49/£2.29
Three fantastic Jurassic Cubs' themes
Nintendo eShop (Wii U)
BREAK IN (KONAMI, TG-16 VC) - €5.99/£5.39
Gather up to four players for an authentic game of pool right in your own home! Choose from six billiards games such as 9-ball, Rotation and Carom (a game played without pockets!). Use Simulation mode to calculate the perfect shot or select Action mode and check out what went wrong with your missed shots. With so much to choose from, Break In gives all players, from beginners to experts, everything they need to enjoy a great game of pool! And it doesn’t stop there, select Technique to practice your angles or even go for a trick shot! Get some help from the CPU and hone your skills. With Break In, you’ll be a pro in no time!
If you own this title on your Wii, perform a system transfer from your Wii to your Wii U to receive a special upgrade price.
Power Golf (KONAMI, TG-16 VC) - €6.99/£6.29
Power Golf sports a perfect combination of simple yet realistic controls and beautiful graphics. Swing away on 18 lush holes in the single player Stroke Play mode or the multi-player Match Play and Competition modes.
Enter in tournaments as one of 3 different characters - beginner, intermediate, and advance. Wind strength and the slope of the green add extra challenges to each hole. Compete against other players in the standard Normal Match, or ante up one of your clubs in the unique Club Match.
Up to 3 players can play in Competition mode and a handicap feature is included to help novice players pull off breathtaking shots just like their advanced rivals.
If you own this title on your Wii, perform a system transfer from your Wii to your Wii U to receive a special upgrade price.
The Bridge (The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild) - €6.99/£6.29 (Ends December 28, normally €9.99/£8.99)
Laser Blaster (Petite Games) - €1.39/£1.25 (Ends December 14, normally €1.99/£1.79)
This week's North American downloads - November 30 (Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Nine Parchments and more)
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Lost in a sea of clouds, entire civilizations rest on the backs of Titans. As the giant beasts march toward death, the last hope is a scavenger named Rex – and Pyra, a living weapon known as a Blade. Can you find the fabled paradise she calls home? Command a group of Blades and lead them to countless strategic victories before the world ends. Each Titan hosts its own distinct cultures, wildlife and diverse regions to explore. Search the vast open areas and labyrinthine corridors for treasure, secret paths and creatures to battle and index. The Xenoblade Chronicles 2 game will be available on Dec. 1.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Expansion Pass – If you own the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 game and buy this Expansion Pass, you’ll gain access to some titanic new content, including new story content in fall 2018! On Dec. 1, the Helpful Item Pack will roll out, with the New Quest Pack opening up in January. Plus, the New Rare Blade Pack will be added to the game in spring, with the New Challenge Mode Pack next summer.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Free Japanese Voice Pack – On launch day (Dec. 1), after downloading a free software update, users will have the option to download a free DLC pack that will allow players to play the Nintendo Switch game with Japanese audio and English subtitles.
Nine Parchments – Nine Parchments is a co-op blast-’em-up game of magic mayhem. The game combines real-time spell-shooting action with RPG elements. Level up your character and collect magical loot, filling your wardrobe with myriad wizard hats and powerful staves. The Nine Parchments game launches on Dec. 5.
Nintendo eShop sales:
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
Nintendo eShop Cyber Deals - Treat yourself this holiday season with big savings on select digital games. Shop on Nintendo.com or in Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo Switch, Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family system to purchase and download games to play over the holidays. My Nintendo members also earn Gold Points on qualifying digital purchases, so it’s a win-win. The sale runs through 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 11.
Fire Emblem Heroes Update – The recent free update to the Fire Emblem Heroes mobile game adds a ton of cool features to the mobile game. These new features include:
Book II of the Main Story Has Begun – The saga of Fire Emblem Heroes moves on to the next chapter. Meet Fjorm, Princess of Ice, and get her to join your team as an ally by clearing Chapter 1: Part 5 of Book II.
A Legendary Hero and new Blessings Have Been Added – A new Legendary Hero has been added. Fjorm is the first of them, but in the future, you’ll have the chance to obtain others, too. Legendary Heroes have one of four legendary elements (Water, Wind, Earth and Fire) that resonate with the corresponding Blessing to give Heroes strength. With these Blessings, different Legendary Heroes will give different stat bonuses.
Level Up Your Skills with the Weapon Refinery – Strengthen the weapon skills of your Heroes! After clearing Chapter 13 in the main story and then clearing the Intermission chapter, The Rite of Blades, the Weapon Refinery can then be found under Advanced Growth. With Weapon Refinery, some existing weapon skills can be improved with boosted stats or even additional abilities. Other weapons can even be upgraded into high-level weapons skills.
Fire Emblem Heroes Bonuses – To celebrate the major 2.0.0 update for the Fire Emblem Heroes game, you can receive a Log-in Bonus of free Orbs up to 10 times until 10:59 p.m. PT on Dec. 12. These Orbs can be obtained from your Present List. But that’s not all: A double EXP and SP event will also take place until 10:59 p.m. PT on Dec. 4.
My Nintendo Activities:
Happy December! (available on Dec. 1) – The holiday season is right around the corner, and we’re celebrating all month long with Mario games. Redeem your My Nintendo points and get discounts on favorites that the whole family can enjoy:
30 percent discount on Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (Nintendo 3DS)
30 percent discount on Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash (Wii U)
50 percent discount on Super Mario Bros. 3 (Nintendo 3DS / Wii U)
50 percent discount on Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (Wii U)
40 percent discount on Super Mario Maker (Wii U)
You can also redeem your points and get these full DLC packs for the Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) game*:
Mario Kart 8 DLC Zelda
Mario Kart 8 DLC Animal Crossing
You can still redeem your points for these festive Mario rewards, too:
Mario Nintendo 3DS HOME menu theme
Mario Holiday wallpapers
And finally, don’t forget to stop by Play.Nintendo.com during the holidays for tips about how to create your own Cappy ornament and Toad garland – the perfect additions to that gaming-themed tree.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Wallpaper – To celebrate the launch of Xenoblade Chronicles 2, My Nintendo is offering a special December calendar and wallpapers featuring imagery from the game. Redeem your My Nintendo points for these rewards:
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Kingdom of Uraya Wallpaper
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Argentum Trade Guild Wallpaper
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Argentum Trade Guild December 2018 Calendar
Nindie Game Gold Point Rewards Vol. 2 – Got Gold Points? Get select games! This holiday season, My Nintendo users can redeem Gold Points for some of the hottest indie games on Nintendo platforms. For a limited time, redeem points to download select Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games from talented independent developers. Users will receive a download code that is redeemable in Nintendo eShop.
Toki Tori 3D (Nintendo 3DS) – 20 Gold Points
Retro City Rampage: DX (Nintendo 3DS) – 80 Gold Points
Tengami (Wii U) – 80 Gold Points
XType Plus (Wii U) – 30 Gold Points
Also new this week:
OPUS: The Day We Found Earth (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Arcade Archives Traverse USA (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Serial Cleaner (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Caveman Warriors (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Dec. 5
ACA NEOGEO WORLD HEROES (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Syberia 2 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
MUJO (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Star Ghost (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Draw a Stickman: EPIC 2 (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
BATTLE LODE RUNNER (Virtual Console on Wii U)
Bomberman ’93 (Virtual Console on Wii U)
- Fantastic sense of scope and scale
- Amazing soundtrack
- Battle system is less intimidating than it looks
- Story keeps you interested throughout
- Plenty to explore
- Voice acting is mediocre
- Side-quests aren't very exciting
- Some plot points fall flat
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is yet another great entry in the Switch library. This one should keep RPG fans busy for quite some time. There's an insane amount of things to do and see along your journey, and battles will keep you thoroughly engaged.
While the experience might look overwhelming from the outside, the in-game tutorial is evenly paced and does a fantastic job of explaining everything without being overbearing. There's also a lot to enjoy in the story department, even if there are a few missteps along the way. All in all, if you're looking for yet another meaty Switch experience with all the RPG trappings, you should be very happy with what you find here.