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Yooka Laylee Now Available For Nintendo Switch

Posted on December 15, 2017 by Rae Michelle Richards

*insert cute cartoonish animal noises for the remainder of this post*

Playtonic’s throwback to the Rareware platformers of the N64 era, Yooka-Laylee, is now available on Nintendo Switch.  Cartoony and cute animals pairing up to take down a big baddie in a colorful world was once a winning formula for the Nintendo and Rare. Two decades later, the unlikely pairing of a chameleon and bat pick up the mantle left behind by Banjo and Kazooie to fill the 3D platforming void. 

Featuring seven explorable worlds, fifteen unique special moves and tons of collectables, there is a lot to do in this retro platformer.  The Switch port may have taken an additional eight months to complete (PS4 / Xbox One version was released in April of this year) but the wait has been worth it. Rather than contract out the Nintendo Switch version to an external team, Playtonic themselves handled the port and created custom assets that better suit the Switch’s hardware profile.  In the end Switch get a version of Yooka-Laylee that clocks in at just over 5GB and runs at 630p while in handheld mode. While docked Yooka-Laylee runs at a solid 900p. 

Yooka-Laylee is priced at $50.31CDN for a digital version on the Nintendo E-Shop. Team-17, the game’s publisher, provided us with a review copy for Switch. Look forward to a review after the holiday break. 



Attack On Titan 3DS To See Digital Release In North America

Posted on April 1, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Atlus and Nintendo have announced via Nintendo Direct that Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will be coming to the 3DS this may exclusively on the 3DS E-Shop.

Humanity In Chains was released in Japan in late 2013 and follows the plot of the original animated series with players taking on the roles of Eren, Mikasa and Armin. No price for this 3DS action has been released as of press time.

Update: Atlus sent us a long a press release which listed the following features for the game:

The features for Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains include:
  • Story Mode: As a member of the elite Scout Regiment, defending the outer walls from the Titans will push players to their very limits to save humanity. Enhanced Titan AI behavior will sap every ounce of ability from players as they make a last stand for the human race.

  • Familiar Characters, New  Customizations: Eren Jaeger, Mikasa Ackermann and others will be familiar faces for players as they pick their favorite Scout member to defend the Walls. Several new additions will join the Scout Regiment, customizable with costumes, weapons and voices.

  • Online Co-op Mode: Defend the outer walls with up to three friends in the all-new online co-op mode with ranking and leaderboards.

  • Fresh Look: Updates to the UI, improvements in gameplay balance and support for the Circle Pad Pro and the New Nintendo 3DS XL system’s C-Stick take Humanity in Chains to the next level.

Attack on Titan: Humanity in

Check out a trailer for the Japanese version of the game below.

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Persona 4 Arena: Ultiimax Now Available In Europe

Posted on November 25, 2014 by Rae Michelle Richards

Get ready to enter the arena one more time with the release of Persona 4: Arean – Ultimax. SEGA confirmed that the game is now available for Xbox 360 and PS3 in Europe. This follow-up to the 2012 original includes a whole host of new characters including Junpei Lori, Yukari Takeba, Rise Kujijawa and more. If you missed out on the original game then is latest update might be the right time to show off your skills.

In our review of the original game we praised the fighting systems, comparing them to other Ark System Works titles like Blazblue and its incorporation of RPG elements from the main series Persona titles.

Persona 4: Arena Ultimax was released in North America on September 30th 2014. Full PR text after the jump.

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Atlus Releases New Gungnir Screenshots

Posted on May 25, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Atlus has released a whole series of screenshots from the North American version of their upcoming strategy RPG game Gungnir.

Gameplay is divided between two different phases, event scenes and strategy battles using the traditional Strat-RPG formula similar to other titles in the genres. In between these two phases players have the ability to buy new weapons and armor to upgrade their party. Interestingly the game also includes a special “easy mode” for new players to the genre. It is nice to see Atlus include mechanics for players who might pick up Gungnir without being entirely in the know.

Check out a gallery of screenshots after the jump. Gungnir will be released on June 12th at both brick and mortar stores as well as the PlayStation Network.Read More


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