August 22, 2017

SNES Classic to include a “rewind” feature

Posted on August 22, 2017 by Jason Nason

Nintendo revealed today at Gamescom that their upcoming Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition system will include a Rewind feature.

The feature will let players rewind their gameplay to retry tricky sections, pick up missed items or simply run through an area again to see if anything was missed.

The rewind time depends on the kind of game though. Players can go back a few minutes in role-playing games such as Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, while action titles such as Super Mario World offer around 40 seconds, ideal for re-trying short segments of gameplay.

The system also comes with optional frames that can be wrapped around the on-screen display for each game.

The system is also now available for pre-order from many retailers including EB Games. The system retails for $99.99 CAD. It will be available on September 29th.


New fighter revealed for ARMS to debut at Gamescon

Posted on August 22, 2017 by Jason Nason

Fans of Nintendo Switch fighter game ARMS will soon have a new character to use as part of the next free update: street performing pugilist Lola Pop.

A well-traveled clown with a personality as colorful as her clothing, Lola Pop’s key ability is inflating her body like a balloon, providing her with great defensive qualities. With three new Arms and a new stage, players can look forward to developing new strategies whether competing locally against friends or taking on the world online.Read More


Lots of Classic JRPGS Coming To The Japanese 3DS Virtual Console This Week

Posted on August 22, 2017 by Rae Michelle Richards

Fans of classic JRPGs and Action Roleplaying Games who either live in Japan or have a Japanese New Nintendo 3DS are in for a treat as Ninty will be updating the e-shop with 12 new to the service classics from the Super Famicom era.

Titles like Breath of Fire I & II, Castlevania: Dracula X, Final Fantasy VI and Ogre Battle have been entertaining players for decades and now a lot of them are becoming portable on modern hardware thanks to this hefty serving of new Virtual Console content.

Here is the full list as posted by Nintendo Wire:

  • Breath of Fire
  • Breath of Fire II
  • Castlevania: Dracula X
  • Demon’s Crest
  • Famicom Tantei Club Part II: Ushiro ni Tatsu Shojo
  • Final Fantasy IV
  • Final Fantasy V
  • Final Fantasy VI
  • Ganbare Goemon 2
  • Ganbare Goemon 3
  • Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen
  • Romancing SaGa 2

No word yet on if any of these games will be released in the North American e-shop on Thursday. Some of these games – like Final Fantasy VI are already available on the Wii U e-shop so it isn’t all that unlikely that they could make the jump to New 3DS. Whatever the case – we will be sure to bring you a new “Nintendo Download” on Thursday with all of the details.


PayPal is now available as a payment option for digital content

Posted on August 22, 2017 by Jason Nason

Starting today customers in the United States and Canada are able to use their PayPal accounts to purchase digital games and content for the Nintendo Switch, both on the system and in the Game Store on the Nintendo website. This way to pay joins the current payment methods of credit cards or Nintendo eShop Cards.

When purchasing content, you’ll see a new PayPal payment option at checkout. The first time you select this option, you will be asked to link your PayPal account with your Nintendo Account via your PC or smart device. Once you complete this step, you’ll be able to use your PayPal account as a payment option for future purchases.

While you can’t use PayPal directly from the eShops on the Wii U or Nintendo 3DS, linking your accounts will also allow you to use PayPal as a payment option on the Nintendo website when purchasing content for the Wii U and 3DS.

The country setting of a user’s Nintendo Account must match the country setting of their PayPal account and of course users must be 18 or older to link their PayPal account with a Nintendo Account.


Four New State of Decay 2 Screenshots Released At GamesCom 2017

Posted on August 22, 2017 by Rae Michelle Richards

Microsoft alongside State of Decay 2 developer Undead Labs released four new screenshots and a brand new trailer for the 2018 survival title at GamesCom in Cologne, Germany.

State of Decay 2 is, of course, a direct sequel to the 2012 Xbox 360 original that was ported to Windows PC a year later. Like its predecessor, SoD2 will allow players to immerse themselves in a single-player experience where they must team up with other survivors and build settlers to keep themselves safe from the oncoming hordes of the head.

New features and changes from the original game are to be expected: new to State of Decay 2 is the ability for up to three friends to join your game for some co-op survival fun. Unlike the previous game there is no single player character – instead, every survivor in your game world will have their own unique appearance and stats. Other noteworthy additions include Xbox One X enhancements for Microsoft’s upcoming beefed up Xbox One Console. State of Decay 2 will also be a “Xbox Play Anywhere” title meaning that if you purchase it for the home console or through the Windows 10 Store you’ll get it on all supported platforms.

Wanna see it in motion? Check out our gallery of new screenshots and a trailer below.

State of Decay 2 Bridge

State of Decay 2 Drive-In

State of Decay 2 Field

State of Decay 2 Fight


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