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GoNintendo Review - Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country


This review was written by NintenDaan and edited for clarity by RMC. The video review contains a narration of the written review, and is read by RMC. An early review copy was provided by Nintendo.

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It was ten months ago that I played Xenoblade Chronicles 2 for the very first time. While it wasn't my favorite in the series, I did really enjoy what it tried to do. Jumping on various massive creatures filled with their own flora and fauna, political clusters with regional ways of thinking, and so much more. Honestly, it took me a very long time before I pulled the trigger and completed the game. I wanted to keep collecting, growing and find more things to do.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was also enjoyable from a story perspective, but there were gaps that needed to be worked out. One of these gaps was the Aegis War. This event is referenced multiple times during the game, and main characters like Jin and Mythra seemed to have played a major part in it. I hoped some of the upcoming story DLC for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 would shed new light on this topic. That's why I was delighted with what Nintendo revealed at E3 2018. Torna - The Golden Country tells us the about what happened to the fabled land, and what became of the heroes who tried to stop it's destruction.

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Nintendo Direct for Sept. 13th, 2018 - Live-stream/blog (presentation over)

Here we go, gang! After a week delay, it's finally time for a Nintendo Direct. Hopefully once these 35 minutes are over, all your Nintendo-related dreams will have come true!

- Luigi's Mansion 3 coming to Switch!
- Kirby's Epic Yarn is coming to 3DS, includes all stages from the Wii version, and includes additional abilities and more in 2019
- Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Iside Story + Bowser Jr's Journey comes out Jan. 11th, 2019
- Luigi's Mansion on 3DS includes two-player, supports download play for boss battles, or two cartridge play for full co-op, supports amiibo as well, due out Oct. 12th, 2018

- Splatoon 2's Version 4.0 update was teased
- Mario Tennis Aces getting an update coming Sept. 19th with Birdo, Shyguy, Paratroopa, and Pete Piranha. More characters and content coming until next June. Co-op challenge mode coming as well, taking on objectives that are available for a limited time. Get special outfits for completely these challenges
- Capcom Beat-em Bundle revealed for Switch due out Sept. 18th, 2018: Includes 'Final Fight, King of Dragons, Captain Commando, Knights of the Realm, Warriors of Fate, Armored Warriors, and Battle Circuit, features online play
- New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe launching Jan. 11th, includes new characters and content!
- Katamari Damacy Reroll coming to Switch this Winter
- Switch Online features:

- NES-style controllers for Switch, come in both left/right options, due out Sept for $60
- Game Freak working on a new RPG for Switch!
- City Skylines: Switch Edition available today on the Switch eShop
- Yoshi's Crafted World coming to Switch Spring 2019
- Asmodee bringing Carcassonne, Lord of the Rings: The Living Card Game, Pandemic, Catan, and Munchkin to Switch
- Civilization VI hits Switch on Nov. 16th, 2018
- Warframe on Nov. 20th, Just Dance 2019 on Oct. 23rd, FIFA 19 on Sept. 28th, Team Sonic Racing due out this Winter, NBA 2K19 available now, NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 due out this Fall, LEGO DC Super-Villains due out Oct. 16th.
- FFCC: Switch Edition includes online multiplayer, as well as new areas in dungeons, due out 2019
- Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition available later today on Switch
- World of Final Fantasy Maxima coming to Switch on Nov. 6th, includes a new feature called Avatar Change
- Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy comes to Switch this Winter
- Final Fantasy XII coming to Switch with new features, due out 2019
- Final Fantasy VII, IX, and X X2 remaster coming to Switch in 2019
- Smash Bros. Ultimate bundle confirmed

- Isabelle is joining the roster in Smash Bros. Ultimate!

- Animal Crossing coming to Switch in 2019!

GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 682

Thanks to @KrazyKernal for the awesome artwork!

This might be the most exciting episode of the GoNintendo Podcast yet! No, that's not a joke! There's so much podcast/site news to go over at the start of the show. We also have a special jingle for our new segment! Plenty of fun Nintendo news to cover as well. All that and your questions, music trivia, what we played, and more!

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GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 682 - live-stream recording

It's podcast day, my friends! Our first podcast with the show officially being distributed through Spotify! That's exciting, right?! Am I an old man, because I didn't know you could have podcasts on Spotify. I'M OLD, AREN'T I?!

GoNintendo Video - It's a digital comic SHOWDOWN on Switch!

Welcome to Today's BIG Story for Sept. 4th, 2018. Another digital comic service is coming to the Switch eShop. Which one are you going to choose?

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GoNintendo Video - Which Mega Man Game Has The Best Robot Master Battle Theme?

With Mega Man 11 right around the corner, it's the perfect time to look back at how the series made it this far. Let's start by running through the Mega Man Robot Master battle themes, and seeing which one comes out above all the others!

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GoNintendo Question - Which classic Mega Man (1-10) has the best Robot Master battle theme?

We're looking for your input here, gang! I'm working on a video feature about Mega Man music, and I want to include something from you guys! Which Mega Man game, meaning Mega Man 1 through 10, has the best Robot Master theme? This is specifically about the music that plays when you battle a Robot Master. Reply to the tweet above with your answer!

...and of course you can answer here in the comments if you don't have Twitter. You know I love you guys no matter where you comment!

GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 681

Thanks to @KrazyKernal for the awesome artwork!

Man, this show is one of our most SUPER-sized yet! Tons of top stories, the second week of our new segment, music trivia, tons of stupid talk, and much more. We hope you enjoy!

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GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 681 records LIVE at 3:15 PM EDT

It's podcast time, boys and girls! The crew is back in action once again to talk about all the big news of the week. YES, we will have music trivia. YES, we will answer your questions. YES, we are doing the second edition of our new game, "New Segment, Cool." YES, the soundboard is back and it has a NEW sound this week! I'm definitely ready for this week's show, and I hope you are too!

GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 680

Thanks to @KrazyKernal for the awesome artwork!

It's a special show today, because we debut a new segment! Nicky Hill came up with the idea, and we test it out live to see how it goes. I think we'll have to keep it going!

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