November 1, 2017

First volume of Splatoon manga from Viz arrives in December

Posted on November 1, 2017 by Jason Nason

Viz’s upcoming manga based on Nintendo’s Splatoon is nearly here with the book arriving next month. The 168 page paperback will be released in book stores on December 12th. The book will retail for $9.99 USD / $12.99 CAD.

Here’s what the book is about.

The Turf Wars have started in Inkopolis, and the team that inks the most ground will be crowned the winner! Goggles and Team Blue are ranked lower than their competitors. But with some teamwork and a touch of creativity, they might just leave their mark on this tournament!

The story and art are by Sankichi Hinodeya.

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Nintendo unveils upcoming Black Friday deals

Posted on November 1, 2017 by Jason Nason

With the turn of the calendar everyone’s attention will turn from Halloween to Thanksgiving in the United States. And that will ultimately lead to Black Friday and the annual sales that come with it.

The deals from Nintendo include two a pair of items.

The first is a Link green Nintendo 2DS system that comes pre-installed with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D game pre-installed. The bundle will be available at a suggested retail price of only $79.99 USD.

The second is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Explorer’s Edition, a bundle that includes the critically acclaimed and award-winning Nintendo Switch game, a 100-page explorer’s guide and a two-sided map at a suggested retail price of $59.99 USD. The Expansion Pass, which is composed of The Master Trials and The Champion’s Ballad DLC, is not included as part of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Explorer’s Edition.

Nintendo will also have a few other bundles available, some of which are in stores now and some in stores soon.

“Between Nintendo Switch, Super NES Classic Edition, all the systems in the Nintendo 3DS family and all of the fun games available for these systems, shoppers will have multiple options for their wish lists this year,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Our Black Friday deals are a great value for people looking to pick up gifts for the Nintendo fans in their lives.”

  • Nintendo Switch bundle which includes a download code for Super Mario Odyssey, Mario-themed red Joy-Con controllers, and a special carrying case for $379.99 USD.
  • A white-and-red Nintendo 2DS system pre-loaded with New Super Mario Bros. 2 game at $79.99 USD (now available).
  • A white-and-orange New Nintendo 2DS XL at $149.99 USD (now available).
  • A Poké Ball Edition New Nintendo 2DS XL at $159.99 USD (launches November 3rd).
  • A special edition of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 that includes a sound selection CD, a special metal game case and a 220-page hard-bound art book at $99.99 USD. A Nintendo Switch Pro Controller themed around Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will be available at $74.99 USD (both launch December 1st).


Style Savvy: Styling Star launches for Nintendo 3DS on Dec. 25

Posted on November 1, 2017 by Jason Nason

The newest game in the Style Savvy series is coming exclusively to Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo 3DS this holiday season.

The latest game is called Style Savvy: Styling Star game. In the game you can manage a boutique, plan makeovers and help your clients become singing superstars.

The Style Savvy series puts you in the role of a budding fashion mogul. By running your own fashion boutique, you can select the clothes you sell, recommend outfits for your customers and even create some high-class looks that are both fashionable and trendy. You can even customize the look of the boutique itself. If you have an eye for fashion, your styles will be the talk of the town!

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World of Final Fantasy Coming To Steam This November

Posted on November 1, 2017 by Rae Michelle Richards

Chibi versions of some of our favorite Final Fantasy characters will migrate onto a brand new platform, Windows PC, with the re-release of World of Final Fantasy on Steam later this month. 

Exploring the world of Grymoire as twins Reynn & Lann as they aim to capture classic FF monsters is an enjoyable and light-hearted romp, in my experience.  While I have yet to finish World of Final Fantasy on either PS4 or PS Vita yet, the time I did spend with the game was not only enjoyable but the writing (and generous amount of puns) left me with a smile on my face.  

Players who purchase the Day One edition on November 21st will get access to an exclusive soundtrack sampler, a digital wallpaper and the chance to catch a number of previously unavailable mirages. These exclusive monsters include: 

  • Sephiroth summon 
  • White Chocobo  
  • Glow Moogle  
  • Red Bonnetberry 
  • Sky Dragon  
  • Kaguya Flan  
  • Nidhogg  
  • 2P Serafie  
  • Iris  
  • Dark Behemoth  
  • Astraea  
  • Kobold Mimic  
  • Topaz Carbuncle  
  • 2P Tama 
  • Balthier 
  • Boko 



OS: Windows 7 64bit
Processor: Intel Core i3 2.0GHz or above
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 1GB or higher, Radeon HD 5770 1GB or higher
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 15 GB available space
Sound Card: Sound device that supports DirectX 11 


OS: Windows 8/8.1 64bit and Windows 10 64 bit
Processor: Intel Core i3 2.4GHz or above
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB or higher, Radeon HD 7850 2GB or higher
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 15 GB available space
Sound Card: Sound device that supports DirectX 11 



Gear Club’s Switch Release Date Moved Up, Physical Release Coming To North America

Posted on November 1, 2017 by Rae Michelle Richards

Realistic racer Gear.Club Unlimited has had its release date moved up several spots to November 21st for the North American E-Shop along with a limited physical release to be exclusively distributed by GameStop in the United States and EB Games in Canada.  

Confirmed in the latest gameplay trailer for the title, drivers will be able to tune up their choice of the game’s 30+ licensed vehicles using 7 different separate areas found within the performance shop.

Here is an overview of amenities available in the performance shop as provided by Gear.Club Unlimited PR folks:  

7 workshops are available to improve and personalize vehicles: 

  • Mechanical workshop: modification of the engine and the gearbox
  • Tires workshop: to change tires and brakes
  • Body workshop: make the car lighter
  • Wind tunnel: improved aerodynamics
  • Rally workshop: transformation of cars to adapt them for the off-road competition in rally mode
  • Paint workshop: paint rims, bodywork and brake discs
  • Cosmetic workshop: customisation of the hood, bumpers, side skirts and to add fins to your cars

Gear.Club Unlimited will also support split-screen mode while docked. Up to four players will be able to race against each other choosing from any of the 400+ races available with either the stock version of cars or enhanced versions tuned up during career mode.  The game is rated E for everyone by the ESRB and will be released later in December for the European market.


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