The Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer featuring The Legend of Zelda, yes, that’s the full title, is out now.
Developed by Brace Yourself Games, the indie roguelike combines the rhythm-based movement and fighting mechanics with gameplay elements of earlier titles in the Zelda series.
Members of the Sonic Mania art team developed the pixel art style:
The first Crypt of the NecroDancer was both brutal and addictive. The sequel will be aiming to provide that again with the boosted appeal of Zelda.
It’s available from the eShop for £22.49.
A remake of Panzer Dragoon was one of the more left-field announcements at Nintendo’s E3 Direct.
Originally released in 1995 on the Sega Saturn, the title received critical acclaim, with one critic at the time saying:
‘It orchestrates incredible story animation with brilliant, 3D flight graphics to create what is, basically, the ultimate evolution of Space Harrier.’
Now we have a second gameplay trailer to look at:
The premise: on a far, lone planet, you encounter two dragons awakened from the ancient times. Armed with a deadly gun from the past, and the guidance of your armored blue dragon, you must fulfill your destiny and keep the Prototype Dragon from reaching the Tower or die trying.
Developed by MegaPixel Studio, arcade shooter Panzer Dragoon will be released on Switch this winter.
Weird and wacky news at Nintendo’s E3? How about Samuel L. Jackson calling out the retired Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime?
Twitch streamer Myth and Samuel L. Jackson did just that and called out Reggie for not being available to ‘kick ass and take names’ at E3 this year.
Game journalist Geoff Keighley was reponsible for setting it up. You can see it here:
Reggie said in response: ‘WHAT! This cat is bad mother… shut my mouth! Thanks for the call out and I’ll be watching, .’
Fils-Aime left Nintendo in April this year and was replaced by Doug Bowser — something Nintendo themselves had fun with during their E3 Direct.
Don’t mess with Nick Fury.
Mech action game DAEMON X MACHINA received a new trailer at Nintendo’s E3 Direct, including some screenshots and artwork.
First up, you can find that trailer here:
Each ‘Arsenal’ in the game can be equipped with different weapons on its arms and shoulders, as well as reserve weaponry on its back that can be swapped out during battle.
The new screenshots and artwork can be found below:
DAEMON X MACHINA is coming from Kenichiro Tsukuda (Armored Core) and mech designer Shoji Kawamori (Super Dimensional Fortress Macross).
You’ll be able to pick it up September 13th on Switch.
A new trailer shown at Nintendo’s E3 Direct has revealed some extra characters coming to Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order on Switch.
We get to see Ghost Rider, Elsa Bloodstone and Elektra who join a massive playable roster, including:
- Black Panther
- Black Widow
- Captain America
- Captain Marvel
- Doctor Strange
- Drax the Destroyer
- Elsa Bloodstone
- Ghost Rider
- Groot and Rocket Raccoon
- Iron Fist
- Iron Man
- Luke Cage
- Miles Morales
- Ms. Marvel
- Scarlet Witch
- Black Dwarf
- Corvus Glaive
- Doctor Octopus
- Ebony Maw
- Green Goblin
- Proxima Midnight
- Ronan the Accuser
The new E3 trailer, shown during the Direct, can be seen below:
Will it be ropey, reasonable or remarkable? We’ll find out soon — Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is out July 19th, 2019.
Rare’s Banjo and Kazooie will be joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as part of the planned DLC this year. The historic pair were shown off along with Dragon Quest’s Hero at Nintendo’s E3 Direct.
Banjo and Kazooie both debuted on the N64 in 1998’s critically acclaimed Banjo and Kazooie. Rare’s partnership with Microsoft would have, at one stage, made the inclusion feel all but impossible:
Dragon Quest’s character called ‘The Hero‘ will also make an appearance — including the protagonists from Dragon Quest 3, 4 and 8:
When are they released? Banjo and Kazooie are out autumn 2019, while The Hero joins at some point this summer.
A new story trailer was shown off in Nintendo’s E3 Direct for the upcoming Fire Emblem: Three Houses.
We get to see the central premise of the game with what is set to be an epic war between former friends and classmates — ‘sweet memories, twisted by time’s cruel hand’:
Three Houses has been in development for quite some time, so we’re hoping the delays are justified. As the first authentic home console Fire Emblem since 2007’s Radiant Dawn, expectations are high.
It’s out next month on Switch, July 26th.
The new Animal Crossing game for Switch has been revealed as ‘New Horizons’ at Nintendo‘s E3 2019 presentation.
Along with the official name for the game, we finally got a March 20th, 2020 release date and a trailer too:
It’s been seven long years since New Leaf came out on the 3DS, so: can you take a few more months?
Nintendo confirmed during their E3 Direct the release date for the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening remake.
A trailer also showed us some brand new gameplay, which you can see here:
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening released initially way back in 1993 for the Game Boy. A second version, that literally added more colour to the game, released in 1998 for the Game Boy Colour.
When’s the remake out for Switch? September 20th.
A new trailer has been released for Astral Chain in Nintendo’s E3 Direct.
The title, from Platinum Games and Hideki Kamiya, is set in a cyberpunk city known as ‘The Ark’. You must work together with the Legions to fight back against the invading Chimera and save humanity — naturally.
Astral Chain appears to feature the awesome action-gameplay we’ve come to expect from the talented studio:
It’s set for release on August 30th.
After months of teasing from Suda51, Nintendo confirmed the existence of No More Heroes 3 in their E3 Direct today.
There wasn’t much information on offer, but you can find the expensive-looking reveal trailer below:
No More Heroes 3 is set to be released in 2020.
The upcoming Luigi’s Mansion 3 has been detailed in a new trailer shown off at Nintendo’s E3 direct. This time around Luigi gets invited to a spooky hotel, so technically, it’s ‘Luigi’s Hotel’ then…?
Besides that, the green brother gets some fancy new moves in the sequel, including the ability to slam ghosts, use suction shots to destroy furniture, disperse enemies with the burst shot and our new favourite: he can turn into ‘Gooigi’.
Gooigi, a gooey doppelgänger of Luigi, can slip through traps and gates, and, most importantly, enables co-op play with another. It’s all looking pretty impressive:
Luigi’s Mansion 3 is set for a 2019 release, but we don’t know exactly when yet.