Has Scalebound Been Given a Second Chance on Nintendo Switch?

PlatinumGames hotly-anticipated dragon themed RPG Scalebound could be getting a revival from Nintendo. The former Xbox One exclusive was cancelled to the ire of fans, but the game could be getting a second chance. Nintendo is well and truly back on course with the Nintendo Switch. The addition of portability, coupled with some excellent first-party titles has seen the console excel. Sales figures are set to surpass the Xbox One in the next six months despite being released four years later.   If the Switch maintained it’s current rate of sales over the same time period it would even outsell […]

What Can We Expect From Game Freak’s New Mystery Project – Town?

Game Freak has been a huge name in the RPG genre for decades thanks to their flagship Pokemon series. The studio hasn’t had much experience outside of the Pokemon brand though, other than a few small releases. You’d have to go all the way back to 1991’s Yoshi, for the last significant release to come out of Game Freak. The tile matching game was a big hit for the Gameboy but that pre-dates Pokemon Red and Blue. Pokemon is a cultural phenomenon of its own so it understandably consumes a lot of the studios time. Game Freak are expected to […]

Google Stadia Could Spell The End of The Console Wars

Rumours that Google were about to break into the console market have been circling for some time. And we finally have some solid evidence of the project that has been labelled Google Stadia. Google Stadia will forgo the conventional console format for an entirely cloud-based system. Similar to other services Google already offers like Google Play and Google Drive. Players will be able to launch their games on any device that supports Wi-Fi. The new format is potentially game-changing and if it works, could spell the end of the console wars.    Google Stadia Services Google made their announcement at […]

What To Expect From Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield

We finally have news on the upcoming Pokemon RPG’s for Switch. Pokemon Sword and Shield will be the first mainline entries in the series on a home console. Opening up a wide range of possibilities to make this the best Pokemon game yet. Nintendo has been their usual clandestine selves and has only released a brief teaser of the new games. The announcement came on Pokemon day as many expected with a release targeted for Q3/Q4 this year. Here’s what we know about the games so far. As well as what we hope to see in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Galar […]

New DLC Could Be The Best Reason Yet to Pick Up Kirby Star Allies

Christmas came early for Kirby fans as HAL Laboratory added the Wave Three update to Star Allies at the end of November. Since the game’s release, nine more playable characters have been added as free DLC. Rick, Coo & Kine from Dreamland 2, Gooey from Dreamland 3 and Marx from Superstar were Wave 1. Adeiele & Ribbon from Crystal Shards, Dark Meta Knight from Amazing Mirror and Daroach from Squeak Squad were Wave 2. Leaving Magolor from Return to Dreamland, Taranza from Triple Deluxe and Susie from Planet Robobot as the final wave. The final wave came some way apart […]

Everything You Need to Know About Joker’s Super Smash Bros Debut

Nintendo wasted no time adding continued hype to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate by revealing Joker as the first DLC fighter on launch day. Series creator Masahiro Sakurai had already confirmed five DLC packages but the first announcement comes sooner than expected. Joker, the protagonist of the Persona 5 series, will be the first new character to join Smash. Piranha Plant isn’t expected to join the roster until early February. So it’s unlikely we’ll be seeing Joker anytime soon but he will be join the cast alongside a new Persona 5 stage. For those unfamiliar, we’ve taken the liberty of dissecting […]

Why Do Nintendo Keep Falling Prey to Data Miners?

Super Smash Bros Ultimate hit store shelves last week as Nintendo makes a huge move on the Christmas market. It’s set to be the biggest Smash Bros yet, with all the previous characters from the series making a return.  On top of that, there’s a bunch of new characters and stages to play, with maybe a few secrets in there too. Or secrets for most at least, as recently Nintendo fell victim to another major leak.  Series creator Masahiro Sakurai has expressed his distaste for data miners in the past. He supposedly avoided a traditional story mode for Ultimate because […]

Are We Getting a New Zelda Title for Nintendo Switch?

Eiji Aonuma and his team have been dropping hints that we could see another Zelda release for Switch. Having multiple Zelda games on one console has been a staple in the past but fans weren’t expecting another Switch release. The large scope of Breath of the Wild and subsequent DLC packages had fans believing it would be a long time before the next release. BOTW’s open world style also represented a significant departure for the series which could complicate new releases. But when the Zelda team posted an online ad looking for two new designers rumours began to swirl. The […]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: World Of Light – What We Know So Far

The final veil has been lifted from Super Smash Brothers Ultimate with the recent announcement of an adventure mode. Series creator Masahiro Sakurai revealed a trailer for the ‘World of Light’ in the final Smash Bros direct. Sakurai reportedly had to cut an adventure mode from the previous instalment due to the hardware limitations of the 3DS. So an announcement was expected but the structure is perhaps not what many had envisioned.  It seems World of Light will be nothing like the popular Subspace Emissary from Super Smash Bros Brawl. It will instead be closer to the event mode in […]

‘We always dreamed about making games’: A Chat With FIFTYTWO

We talked to the Russian indie devs about their journey into game development, Populus Run, and the importance of music in video games. Nizhny Novgorod may have felt like the centre of the planet for much of this summer’s World Cup, but the developers at FIFTYTWO have been creating their own beautiful universes there for years. Using innovative and immersive designs on Kenshō, JELLIES! and the upcoming Populus Run, they are part of a flourishing Russian games industry. We spoke to co-founder Mikhail Shagin. You used to make games in your spare time. What was it that inspired you to […]