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  1. The switch thread is a bit of a mega-thread so seeing if we can carve the eShop part of it into its own chat - not going to create a new thread every week but hopefully this will move some of the traffic out the mega-thread. Can I buy from a browser from the eShop ? You need to access the eShop at least once from your Switch before you can buy online. Once you've done that though, yes you can buy online and it'll download automatically. http://www.nintendo.co.uk/Nintendo-Switch/Games/Games-1178441.html eShop Price Comparison www.eshop-prices.com/?currency=GBP How To Access Foreign eShops Specifically looking to set up a Japanese account? Eurogamer have a handy guide here, though the same method applies for all regions. I’m based in Europe… can I log onto overseas eShops? 1) Use a browser to go to accounts.nintendo.com 2) Create a new account 3) Set your region to the one you want, e.g. Japan. NOTE: This can be changed at any time 4) On the Switch, go to SYSTEM SETTINGS > USER > ADD NEW USER. 5) Set icon and nickname (anything memorable will do, but you might want to add ‘JPN’ to the end of the nickname for easy reference) 6) Link this to the account you created in step 2 You can either repeat this step for different territories OR simply use your second account as a floating region, remembering to change the region at accounts.nintendo.com and re-entering your password to agree to the country's specific EULA. NOTE: Any eShop funds you have tied to a specific store (e.g. Japan) will be erased if you switch the account region. ____________ How do I log on to an overseas eshop? Simple: click/press on the eShop icon, then choose the account you want to log in with. Do I have to swap accounts to play overseas games? NO (yippee!). All games show against all accounts Will Japanese/overseas language games show in my local language when I use my local account? Not so far. Game languages support is always on the 'disk' Can I use my credit card to buy from all European countries? Yes. This includes Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Russia, so be sure to check their prices. Can I use my credit card to buy from the US and Japan (and other international stores) ? Unfortunately, no (unless you happen to have a card from that territory). You will have to buy eShop cards from places such eBay, Japan Code Supply or Play-Asia, etc. or use an alternative method (Sorry, no PayPal either). Stocking up with eShop funds has it's disadvantages, however as they can not only be expensive, but should you change your region, any remaining credit will be erased. This goes for changing your main account, too, so please be careful to only top up with the correct amount or as close to that as possible.
  2. A new Zelda game is coming to Switch. Twenty six (!!) years after its original release on Game Boy, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening will be reborn as a new experience on Nintendo Switch. Buffeted by a storm, Link washes ashore on the mysterious Koholint Island. In order to return home, Link must overcome challenging dungeons and battle against fearsome monsters. So, unlike most other games in the series, it isn't set in Hyrule, but rather the mystical Koholint Island. After Link washes ashore the island, he can only escape by retrieving eight magical instruments and waking the isle's mystical guardian, the Wind Fish. This new version of the classic adventure includes many unique elements that appeared in the original Game Boy release, such as 2D platformer-style rooms and appearances from characters outside of The Legend of Zelda series. Screenshots: Debut trailer: E3 2019 trailer: Out this September.
  3. A Definitive Edition for Switch! Releasing Winter 2019 Details Orchestral soundtrack English and Japanese voices 16-bit version included (which looks like the 3DS version) Additional story content
  4. I'm sure when developers were trying to get on the battle royale bandwagon, when someone suggested Tetris would be a good fit for the genre, they were probably laughed out of the room. But do you know what? That person was right. A surprise shadow drop after the Direct last night, Tetris 99 is you vs 98 other players. Are you good enough to be the last mirrored L-shape standing? I only played a couple of games last night, but I can see it being a long term fixture on my Switch. In my first game, I placed 32/99. In my second 31/99. Need to do better. One caveat: you need Nintendo's Online service to play it. But if you have that, definitely give it a go. It's my kind of Battle Royale. Edit: An invaluable guide:
  5. Wow. They're actually making a sequel. The first one is incredible but lacked multi-player, which this sequel has. It's Minecraft X Dragon Quest, basically, with a mission based structure, loads of quests, single or party combat and lots of buildings, weapons, food and other items to craft and use. It's such a good fit for Switch portability too. Now features gliding: (Check out the gliding gif! https://mobile.twitter.com/Wario64/status/894030969086164992/photo/1) And underwater exploration:
  6. geldra

    Windjammers 2

    https://mobile.twitter.com/i/web/status/1031512836382580736 Boy will my face be red if this is a wind up.
  7. Release Date Releases worldwide on the 3rd of March, 2017 Reviews Destructoid - 10/10 Edge - 10/10 Eurogamer - Essential Famitsu - 40/40 GameSpot - 10/10 Giant Bomb - 5/5 IGN - 10/10 Kotaku - "Breath of the Wild is the best Zelda game to date" Metro - 10/10 Polygon - 10/10 Metacritic 2017 Switch Presentation Trailer E3 2016 Trailer Smitty & Aonuma E3 2014 Announcement 2017 Expansion Pass Announcement Expansion Pass Details Comparison between Switch and Wii U versions European Limited Edition Contents Making of Documentary Parts 2, 3, & 4: FAQ (work in progress) Story Progression Combat Shrines Koroks Cooking
  8. First announced last September, Luigi's Mansion 3 is the upcoming new game in the Luigi's Mansion series for the Nintendo Switch, set to release sometime in late 2019. As with the 3DS sequel, Luigi’s Mansion 3 is being developed by Vancouver-based Next Level Games with supervision from Nintendo producers in Japan. Luigi explores a hotel this time, not a mansion. He gets there one day via a bus that’s driven by Toad and also seems to carry Mario, Peach and two other toads. Somehow those other characters go missing, the hotel’s elevator breaks, the place gets all spooky and Luigi has to explore each floor, vacuuming up ghosts while searching for the elevator’s missing buttons so he can go to other floors. Luigi’s Mansion 2’s mission structure, which required players to start the same level multiple times to pursue various objectives, has been replaced with a more traditional free-flowing approach to exploration. The game controls very similarly to Luigi’s Mansion 2. You see the game world from a so-called dollhouse perspective and walk Luigi through it, having him point his flashlight or vacuum cleaner at objects to interact with them. The vacuum cleaner, also known as the Poltergust G-00 (because it houses a goo-compartment in this game, gettit?), this time can suck or blow, which you’re using not just to vacuum ghosts, but to pull at curtains to reveal secrets or make propellers spin to raise or lower elevators, etc. As in Luigi’s Mansion 2, you also have a dark light, which you can shine on invisible objects to make them appear. New moves for this game include a burst, which entails Luigi pointing his vacuum at the floor and blasting it briefly so he hops straight up and things near him are blown away. You can also now shoot a plunger from the Poltergust, have it stick to something and then use the vacuum setting to tug at the plunger. You catch ghosts similarly to how you did in the earlier Luigi’s Mansion games, but with a twist. You hit them with a strobe burst of your flashlight, then vacuum them, pulling against the direction they are moving in. As you do this, a meter starts filling. Once it is full, you can press the A button to activate a new move called 'slam'. This -very satisfying- action lets you smack the tethered ghost onto the floor repeatedly, even letting you change the direction of the slam as you do it. In short order, a decent player will be slamming a ghost into other ghosts, depleting all the ghosts’ health in the process. It’s clear that Luigi’s Mansion 3 seems once more to be stuffed with hidden treasure. Secret doors, bonus treasure rooms and more. The developers are expanding on an idea introduced in last year’s 3DS remake of the original Luigi’s Mansion by allow players to generate a green, gooey version of Luigi called 'Gooigi'. With the press of the right thumbstick, players can switch to controlling Gooigi, who can walk through spikes and deploy the same vacuuming abilities as Luigi.A second player can control Gooigi as well, but he can’t be a consistent companion, because when you leave a room, he simply dissolves. Teaser trailer: E3 2019 trailer: Released later this year.
  9. Hello! Hollow Knight is a platformer on PC (now), Mac (soon) and Nintendo Switch (sometime this year) and it's utterly beautiful & I'm completely in love with it. Release Trailer: It's a mixture between a metroidvania and a Souls-like; you're exploring a non-linear map which is gated by abilities that your character picks up along the way, while also unlocking shortcuts and collecting & spending "Geos" (souls) which you drop when you die and have to corpse run to get them back or lose them forever. The combat seems tailored towards slow, methodical timed attacks & dodging thus far (I'm 2 hours in, so this might change). I'm finding it difficult but fair, although I'm generally rubbish at video games. Here's a video of me ineptly tackling a mini-boss which I think is a good demonstration of how it mixes the two genres (spoilers for about 3 hours into the game): Up the top-left of the screen are my Geos (the numbered icon) and my Spirit, which you can use to either heal (hold B) or fire a projectile (tap B). You gain Spirit by damaging enemies and Geos by killing them. It's £10.99 on Steam at the moment which is an absolute steal: http://store.steampowered.com/app/367520/ The soundtrack is also very very nice, and you can buy it on Steam or stream it on Spotify. The game was due to come out on the Wii U but it's been moved to the Switch instead and comes out later this year, the release date hasn't been confirmed yet. I'm really enjoying it, there's a great sense of exploration and the combat feels brilliant when you get your timing right. The art-style is beautiful and there's also loads of scenery to smash, which I approve of. You should play this game!
  10. If anything can convince me to buy a new console it is RPG by Square Enix being developed by the team behind the Bravely games.
  11. Konami’s classic run-and-gun franchise Contra seems to be back. And no, it's not a pachinko machine. On Tuesday, Konami revealed Contra Rogue Corps, a new over-the-top entry in the series. Two years after the Alien Wars had ended, a mysterious area called the Damned City arose from the grounds where the final battles took place. Ruthless Fiends roamed the area, bringing a world full of madness. In the midst of chaos, 5 scoundrels emerge...they are the Rogue Corps. They do not look anything like heroes of justice, but have they come to save humanity, or maybe they are looking to hit the jackpot by searching the Damned City for treasures...either way, the fate of the world is in their hands. Contra Rogue Corps trades the traditional side-scrolling perspective for a top-down isometric view of the action, like previously done in Super C and Contra 3: The Alien Wars. Players will shoot up Damned City, both as classic Contra characters like Kaiser, a mutated bug and ... a panda bear? Official E3 2019 trailer: Contra Rogue Corps will feature single-player and multiplayer gameplay when it launches on September 26.
  12. There's a new game from Platinum Games and action games director Hideki Kamiya the guy who did Anarchy Reigns and NieR: Automata. Due on Switch later this summer: Astral Chain, an action game starring two characters in a futuristic world should make action games fans's heart beat from excitement. Making his directorial debut and known for his work as the game designer on NieR:Automata, Takahisa Taura is responsible for the concept and planning of Astral Chain. Hideki Kamiya, creator of the Bayonetta series, is in charge of supervision. The character design is by manga artist Masakazu Katsura, creator of ZETMAN and Video Girl Ai. Astral Chain , a brand new action game from PlatinumGames, is coming exclusively to Nintendo Switch! As part of a police special task force, it’s up to you to fight against mysterious, alien-like creatures who have invaded the world. In the Ark, a multi-cultural city in the near future, disaster strikes when gates to another dimension suddenly appear! Dangerous creatures begin to emerge, attacking the people and polluting the land, and normal police forces are unable to compete with them. To stand up against these threats, a brand new, special police unit known as Neuron is formed. Choose between two playable characters – one male, one female – on your adventure. The character you don’t choose also appears as your younger twin, and a fellow member of Neuron. In order to resist the creatures, humanity developed a special weapon: the Legion. The Legion acts as your partner, and helps with your investigations. However, it’s in battle where the Legion shows its real ability... Work together with the Legion and use all sorts of combat styles to fight your enemies. You could both attack the same enemy simultaneously, target different opponents, or send your Legion on the offensive while you support it with items. Use this synergetic action system to battle and explore together! Images: Debut trailer: E3 2019 trailer: Latest trailer: Astral Chain should launch on August 30 for Nintendo Switch as another Platinum game exclusive for Nintendo. *** "police may cry", copyright probotector (the forum member, not the pachinko machine).
  13. This was announced at Gamescom earlier and is due to release next year. I thought the first game was very atmospheric and had a lot of potential but felt disappointingly short. Hopefully the developers have got a bit more money and manpower behind them this time to make something more elaborate. The trailer, with its various locations and new gameplay elements, suggests something a bit more substantial, at least. One to watch.
  14. OCTO EXPANSION KLAXON; RELEASES 14/06/2018 NINTENDO CONFIRM FREE UPDATES UNTIL THE END OF THE YEAR NEW AMIIBOS COMING IN 2018 http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/splatoon-2-switch https://splatoonus.tumblr.com/ [official Tumblr, full of little tidbits of info] Trailers! Art! Splatoon-branded gear! Hooray an actual sequel Splatoon 2 - sequel to the finest squid-based multiplayer shooter in recent memory - releases worldwide on July 27, 2017 for Nintendo Switch. Featuring a singleplayer campaign focusing on the disappearance of Callie (one of the Squid Sisters who featured prominently in the first game) along with... some kind of multiplayer? I've not seen anything that confirms what modes will be present, though going off the recent testfire you can be sure that Turf War will be there. What are you talking about Splatoon is a multiplayer shooter on Wii U, released in 2015. Its main gimmick is that the game's arsenal of weapons all fire ink rather than bullets; while on ink of your team's colour you can turn into a squid and move faster and climb up walls. Whilst submerged in ink you also recharge your ink supply. Ink of the opposing team's colour is dangerous; running through it will slow you down and getting hit by it generally doesn't end well. Turf War is a game mode that lasts three minutes, in which the team who has inked the most turf at the end wins. What kind of weapons are there Buckets! Rollers! Brushes! Sniper rifles. Ones that fire ink.
  15. NOTE: Please see the below thread for dedicated discussion of Persona 5 Scramble; hopefully my thread can be the home of vanilla and Royal chat! UPDATED OP: It looks like a new Persona 5 game is coming to Playstation following the announcement of Persona 5: The Royal - this was revealed in March 2019, following a previous tease that some P5 information would be revealed in that month, as well as news of some kind of Persona presence/announcement at Sega Fes 2019. The debut teaser below showed a new girl expressing dislike (or distrust?) of the Phantom Thieves, but little else. In late April a more substantial trailer was revealed (the second video below), showing off new locations, characters, events and more. This backs up the previous predictions of it being a "deluxe" version of P5, similar to P3: FES or P4 Golden. http://www.atlus.com/persona5/ If you're wondering what a Persona is, I've provided a little primer below:
  16. First announced in September last year, Game Freak, the developer mostly known for its seminal Pokémon franchise, is working on a new Nintendo Switch game simply named 'Town' at the moment, out sometime in 2019. Town (a working title) supposedly takes place in a village that looks like any ordinary village — a small village, even a peaceful village. You may think this is a run-of-the-mill RPG ... except that there are tons of monsters attacking Town’s ... well, town. And these are not the kinds of monsters Game Freak is best known for; they’re not pocket-sized. They’re huge. Game Freak's take on Attack on Titan then? What else can be said about Town? Not much yet, although this is Game Freak’s first Nintendo console game in quite some time. The company has also developed several non-Pokémon games before, most of them absolutely worth playing, including MegaDrive cult classic Pulseman, the awesome Drill Dozer for Game Boy Advance, and both HarmoKnight and Pocket Card Jockey for Nintendo 3DS were small yet very addictive games. So this may very well be one to keep an eye out for. Debut trailer:
  17. Sequel to the Wii game? Regardless, it looks amazing. No one does open world JRPGs quite like MonolithSoft. If they can cut out all the extraneous crap from X (and the godawful music), it will be amazing. EDIT: revlob has very kindly created a helpful manual himself:
  18. bradigor

    Automachef

    What is Automachef? Automachef is an indie puzzle game in which you will have to build automatic kitchens for a robotic fast food tycoon who believes he's a human. You have to set up a series of automated machines that will run a fast food joint and serve the orders that come in. It is part puzzle solving, part resource management and it is ruddy sublime. Think Human Resource Machine, mixed with Big Pharma and you are there. Having a blast with it so far and you get some real 'eureka' moments as you progress. Less than £10 on both Switch and PC.
  19. Seems like the seminal rhythm based action game that debuted on the PS2 way back in 2004 is getting a PS4/Switch release as well. In Japan at least. But as the Switch is region-free, we finally get the opportunity to join in the drum beating madness once again! Namco Bandai are actually releasing the game in the West as well!! Sugoooooiii!!! Gameplay sees symbols moving horizontally along a timeline showing what to hit and when. Most home versions distinguish single and double strikes, while arcade versions distinguish between hard and soft strikes. A drum simulating the taiko is played in time with music. Successful play builds up a life meter. If the meter is past a certain point by the end of the song, the song is passed. Despite the game's appearance, players may find the game challenging to master. Players need to accomplish at least a 65% clearance of a song which is determined by the 'tamashi gauge' to pass, and can become challenging on harder difficulties as players progress. Debut trailer: Latest trailers: Will be released in Europe for both the PS4 and Switch later this Autumn... !!! WARNING: Avoid buying the PS4 version if you want to use drum controllers. Apparently the build quality is lamentable, compared to their more reliable Switch counterparts !!!
  20. Out today! I’m getting it on Switch. I may have ordered 3 ships off amazon last night as well. Reviews have been decent for the most part.
  21. by Dodge Roll Games Official Site GoG | Steam | Humble | PS4 Release Date: April 5th 2016 ABOUT IMAGES VIDEOS Already got my pre-order in as this is looking like it could be a bit good! Also this bullet is wearing a bandana:
  22. It's a coming! Without the limitations of Flash I think it'll be amazing! Looks like they had fun making the teaser.
  23. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-06-10-captain-toad-treasure-tracker-announced-for-wii-u Toad is back with his own game.
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