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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker - more co-op and new stage DLC footage

Guess who is still ready for adventure? After downloading a free Nintendo Switch version update for the Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker game that is available starting today, all courses in the game will support a new two-player co-op mode featuring a second Toad to explore simultaneously with a friend. And on March 14, new paid DLC arrives that adds 18 new challenges to the game, including five new courses and new Shiny Crowns, which can be obtained in each course.

Game Informer editor says Nintendo is reviving an 'officially cancelled' game, also talks about the potential for Kingdom Hearts titles on Switch

Game Informer senior editor Imran Khan has been hot-and-heavy lately with rumored Nintendo info. He recently talked about Mother 3 not making its way to the states/Europe, and now he's followed up that info with a double dose of rumored discussion. First up, he drops hints at Nintendo reviving a cancelled game.

“Let me hint at something, I guess. This is a thing that I’m going to write up at some point as soon as I get some more sources on it. But there’s a game that’s thought to be dead that Nintendo’s reviving, and it’s not one that people would expect. It was very much a title that was dead and buried – very officially cancelled.”

With the game being officially cancelled, it sounds like this project might involved a third party. Khan makes it clear that this was "very officially cancelled," and Nintendo doesn't really talk in those terms often.

Next up, Khan moves onto the Kingdom Hearts franchise. Will we ever see Sora and the gang come to Switch? Here's what Khan has to say.

- Kingdom Hearts III is looking unlikely
- the HD re-releases might be more feasible
- Nintendo and Square Enix were talking about what they could do with Kingdom Hearts III
- it was deemed unfeasible to get Kingdom Hearts III on the Switch
- the game is “very demanding” and “not necessarily you can put out without paring it down a lot”
- Khan's unsure if the remasters are “actively being worked on”
- he believes “that’s probably where they settled on it”

Thanks to Sligeach_eire for the heads up!

암전: Blackout making its way to Switch

Eric witnesses a black shadow hovering at his door every night.
Never let it inside the house!
f that happens, your soul will be sealed.
One day, Eric returns home late and finds out that his wife, Maya, has disappeared,
He tries to identify the mysterious things happening in his house.
The ominous aura that surrounds the house eventually shifts into a terrifying moment
and Eric starts to get sucked into unimaginable fear just to find his wife…
He gets lost in his maze-like house, and gets chased by the devil in a space covered in the dark.
Eric experiences tremendous fear, stress, and madness.
Eric starts to get into a panicked state because of the threatening presence of an unidentifiable thing.
Eric is confronted with the soul of a suspicious aura that has been hovering around him…
He must remain alive in there before his soul disappears.
Do not look at the souls of the dead!
You will get sucked into the world of souls!

Maru Studio is currently working to bring to the Switch. You can check out a teaser site for the game right here.

Thanks to Sligeach_eire for the heads up!

Rune Factory 5 teaser site lists 2020 release

Rune Factory 5 was announced as being in development for Switch during the latest Nintendo Direct. Following that, an official teaser site for the game has opened in Japan. As you can see above, that teaser site is going to be around for quite some time, as Rune Factory 5 isn't scheduled to launch until 2020 at the earliest.

Thanks to Sligeach_eire for the heads up!

Skyhill hitting Switch on Feb. 26th, 2019

World War III was an unexpected and cruel tragedy… You seemed to have a nice time, hidden in your fancy penthouse in Skyhill Hotel... Till the impact of a bio-weapon blew away the life and world you once knew.

But that was just the beginning, for now there are mutants everywhere, and they're eager to rip you apart with their vicious claws. Unfortunately, they aren't your only problem: your supplies are getting low. You’re forced to leave your cosy and luxurious hideout and search for food. Walking through the skyscraper is literally going through hell, dangers hide around every corner and death is a steady companion. You weren’t prepared for something like this.

From now on, all that matters is survival. And the time is running out.

▪ Rogue-like RPG gameplay in an apocalyptic survival setting
▪ Randomly generated maps - fresh start during every session
▪ Gain experience, craft weapons and look for useful objects
▪ Face an army of nightmarish creatures
▪ Go for the head or land a body shot – choose wisely
▪ Ever wanted to be MacGyver? Everything you find may become helpful!
▪ Difficulty levels give you the chance to actually survive this, or try to outlast this hell under the worst conditions
▪ Open end – is there still hope? Come and find out!
▪ Various special abilities to unlock
▪ Turn based combat with a sophisticated risk and reward system
▪ Fast travel with the elevator

Skyhill is due out on Switch on Feb. 26th, 2019, and is priced at $15.

West of Loathing - retail release pics

Limited Run has shown off a few more pics from their upcoming West of Loathing retail release, and it's looking pretty fancy! Pics of the Collector's Edition of West of Loathing should come in sometime tomorrow.

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle getting 4 more DLC characters

Naoto Kurogane from BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Teddie from Persona 4 Arena, Seth from Under Night In-Birth, and Heart Aino from Arcana Heart 3 are being added as DLC to BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle. The characters are due out sometime this Spring, and the arcade version is being updated at the same time as the Switch version. When a more specific release date is confirmed, we'll bring you that news.

Level 33 reached for the first time in Tetris on the NES

After all these years, a new level in Tetris on the NES has been reached. For a very long time, many thought Level 29 to be the highest level a player could get to. You simply couldn't move pieces fast enough after that in order to keep the game going. That is, until 'hypertapping' technique was discovered.

Normally you'd simply hold the directional pad button to movie a Tetrimino, which equals 10 taps per second. Hypertapping allows you to get more than 10 taps per second, thus allowing you to potentially reach a higher level. That's how the level 33 in the video above has been reached!

Assassin's Creed III Remastered - cover art

Relive the American Revolution or experience it for the first time in Assassin's Creed III Remastered, with enhanced graphics and improved gameplay mechanics. Plus, Assassin's Creed III Liberation Remastered and all solo DLC content are included.

Dusk Diver - English trailer, and new character profiles

To go along with the English trailer above, we also have some more character profiles for Dusk Diver. Have a look at some of the cast below.

Liu Yusha

- Originally lived in the other counties, was transferred to Yumo’s class at 1st year of senior high.
- Due to the similar name with Yumo, they become very close friends.
- Has careless personality and apparently…a little spaced out?
- Once was late for class and forgot to bring the bookcase to school and set the records among all students.

Boss

- A researcher from Kunlun world.
- Appointed by the superiors to establish a convenience store in Ximending.
- This allows the Kunlun community to take a closer look at the situation in the town of Ximending.
- For some reasons, the current appearance is not what she really looks like.
- After staying away from the R&D environment,
- Accumulating wealth became her ultimate interest.

Nemea

- Mysterious girl appeared on the streets of Ximending.
- She is as cute as a doll.
- However, from time to time, she sometimes act inconsistently with her appearance.
- She likes to seek companions to play along with.
- Casual interest is watching TV and have the longings to those idols on it.