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Sonic Mania is Getting a Vinyl Soundtrack

For many retro game fans, Sonic Mania is one of the year’s most anticipated titles. Unlike Sonic Forces, Sonic Mania is a complete throwback game with old-school graphics and sounds. Classic Sonic the Hedgehog games always had great music, and Sonic Mania — with its mix of new and remixed songs — will have memorable tunes as well. You can listen to the songs while playing the game, or, you can listen to them on a classic vinyl record. This vinyl is being manufactured by Data Disks (in partnership with Sega). It will have select tracks from composer, Tee Lopes. The vinyl disk will come housed in a heavyweight gatefold sleeve with UV spot varnish. It will feature exclusive artwork both outside and inside the sleeve. The vinyl will come in Sonic Blue, Classic Black, and limited edition variants. For those who don’t own record players but still want to buy this vinyl, the package will include a download code in lossy and lossless formats. We’re proud to announce the Sonic Mania vinyl album in partnership with @datadiscs! Pre-orders go live Mid-July. pic.twitter.com/wNXenpcR49 — Sonic the Hedgehog (@sonic_hedgehog) June 23, 2017 The Sonic Mania vinyl READ FULL STORY AT GEEK!

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Conan checks out ARMS with Will Arnett on Clueless Gamer [VIDEO]

Conan O’Brien has a segment on his late night talk show on TBS dedicated to trying out new games. He calls it the Clueless Gamer segment, since he’s not really much of a gamer himself. We’ve seen him play everything from Grand Theft Auto V to Overwatch, but ARMS is the first Nintendo Switch game he’s tackled on the show. He’s joined by Bo Jack Horseman’s Will Arnett and they both sort of suck at the game, but hey that’s the point. Have you picked up ARMS yet? Nintendo eShop Card – $20 READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!

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Watch this kid beat a Super Mario Maker level with a 0.06% clear rate [VIDEO]

While many of us are eagerly anticipating Nintendo porting Super Mario Maker to Switch, one 14 year-old boy is content with the game on his Wii U. He’s uploaded a short video of him playing a kaizo level that only has a 0.06% clear rate. If you’re unfamiliar with the term kaizo used to describe these levels, here’s a quick primer. Moreso, [kaizo levels] have multiple, pinpoint-accurate obstacles, often requiring highly advanced techniques to accomplish, and usually in rapid succession. Yup, this dude’s got that down pat. It looks like the level revolves around getting every single POW available in the level to clear obstacles, so the fact that he’s beaten the level is truly an accomplishment. In his description on the YouTube page, he says he’s been practicing at beating this level for a week. Not bad! Here’s to hoping Nintendo will finally port this game to Nintendo Switch so it gets the recognition it deserves. If they can bring it to Nintendo 3DS, why not Switch? Would you play it again? Nintendo eShop Card – $20 READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!

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Check out Grant Kirkhope’s Mario + Rabbids music [VIDEO]

Perhaps one of the greatest surprises of E3 for me was the reveal of Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle. Not only does it appear to mix the gameplay of XCOM with the whimsical nature of Nintendo games, it also features music composed by Grant Kirkhope.Kirkhope’s musical stylings have been gracing our ears in titles like Banjo Kazooie, Goldeneye, Donkey Kong, and most recently Yooka-Laylee. Nintendo fans are well acquainted with Kirkhope’s music, so it should be no surprise that Ubisoft has managed to secure the famous composer to breathe a little life into the collaboration between Ubisoft and Nintendo.A YouTuber has cut together a short trailer that includes just the music featured in the trailers, so you can get a better idea of what the music will sound like. The game is releasing on Nintendo Switch on August 29th. Will you be picking it up? Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle – $59.99 READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!

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More details revealed about the King Knight expansion for Shovel Knight

The folks over at Yacht Club Games are hard at work on the next and last expansion for Shovel Knight, this time featuring King Knight. Despite his name, King Knight is a less than noble character that the devs themselves stop short of calling a hero. In a new interview with Shack News about the upcoming expansion, they even went so far as to describe King Knight as a Warior type character.“I feel like Wario is sort of similar. Wario’s just like greedy, wants to make a billion dollars with his game company…”That’s an interesting perspective to take with a character in the Shovel Knight series and one Nintendo fans are probably very familiar with if they’ve played any Wario Land game over the past 20 years. Greedy characters can be some of the best to play if you have a good story to go along with it.As for the future of Shovel Knight, the developers say once the King Knight expansion is released, they’re going to put the series on ice for a while to focus on something else. For that reason, the King Knight expansion will likely be a good send-off for the series so the developers can…

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Sonic Mania will have more stages than any classic Sonic game

Japanese magazine Dengeki Online has a new interview with Takashi Iizuka, who is currently the head of Sonic Team. The article is currently only available in Japanese, but the folks over at NeoGAF have shared a translated snippet from the article that reveals this might be the biggest “classic Sonic” game ever. There are the most number of stages in the Classic Sonic series ever.For that reason I want to say, I try not to overwhelm you so much as to keep your enjoyment. Obviously it’s not a very good translation and it’s unclear if this includes the Sonic 3 and Knuckles expansion together as one or if it counts them as separate series, but for classic Sonic fans this is definitely good news. Are you excited to pick this game up on Switch? Sonic Mania – $19.99 READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!

Best Star Wars Mobile Games From a Galaxy Far Far Away

Many Star Wars games have come and gone in the app store over the years. Though withstanding the tests of time is something Star Wars has always been fairly good at. Even the “not so great games” have somewhat of a following. From companion app games, to full on ports of our all time favorites. Randomly remembering you have a fun Star Wars experience loaded up on your fully charged phone in say; a waiting room or boring Uber ride is very exciting and can instantly create an all new obsession. It’s time to give social media a break for a while and remind yourself that The Last Jedi is only seven months away! Let’s take a look at some the best mobile games you can get on your phone today! This is a companion app for the popular Battlefront title from EA that released last fall available now on Xbox One and Playstation 4. From your mobile device you can track your Battlefront stats, customize your character, but most of all you can earn credits for your Battlefront career by playing the card based battle game called Command Base. It’s up to you to defend your base from imperial…

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More Switch games will support cross-platform multiplayer “when its a good fit”

With the announcement of Rocket League headed to Nintendo Switch, we also learned that the game will be cross-platform compatible with the Xbox One and PC. Sony unfortunately decided to opt out of that deal, but Nintendo says the focus on cross-platform multiplayer isn’t exclusive to games like Rocket League.Nintendo of America’s communications director Charlie Scibetta recently sat down with VentureBeat to discuss the future of cross-platform multiplayer on the Switch and other consoles and it really speaks volumes about how much Nintendo’s attitude has changed when trying to reach gamers that might not have a Nintendo system already.Our publisher and developer relations team is always talking to different companies and seeing what we can work out. I’m really happy just as a gamer, let alone working for the company, that that’s going to be possible, that cross platform play. We’re trying to be more flexible as a company. We’re reaching out to try and get people to interact with our IP. In this case Rocket League is their IP on our system, but we’re trying to get people involved with us in any way we can, whether that’s on mobile now, or through Universal Studios parks, or through licensing…

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 features characters designed by Tetsuya Nomura

Hardcore JRPG fans should be excited to know that the designer who is currently working on Kingdom Hearts III and the Final Fantasy VII remake has been credit with character designs in the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Tetsuya Nomura’s name is mentioned at the end of the trailer you see below, which was revealed at E3 this year. Nomura has worked on the Final Fantasy series since Final Fantasy V, while also working on the original Kingdom Hearts. Siliconera translated some of the related tweets and discovered that the Torna character mentioned isn’t just a single person, but actually it’s the name of an organization in the game. Nomura is credited with designing a handful of characters that belong to this organization. You can see them below. The game is supposed to release this holiday season, but Nintendo has yet to share an official release date for the upcoming JRPG. Are you excited to check out Xenoblade Chronicles 2 on the Switch this fall? Let us know in the comments. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – $59.99 READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!

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New rumor suggests LA Noire is getting remastered for Switch

We’ve seen some interesting rumors about games coming to Nintendo Switch, some of which have turned out to be true and others that haven’t materialized yet. The Rabbids and Mario crossover game was probably the best surprise at E3, so it’s hard to write these rumors off when things like that happen.Noted leaker Yan2295 took to Twitter in January to speculate that Rockstar might be considering a remastered version of LA Noire that will debut on Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One.Regarding LA Noire Remaster, the title is sounding like it’ll come to Switch, PS4, and Xbox One. Release slated for late summer.— Direct-Feed Games (@DirectFeedGames) January 25, 2017While things have been silent since January, a new rumor about VR support for the game has renewed interest in the title. The site reporting the rumor says they’ve been able to verify with three different sources that a remaster with VR support is being considered.We have heard from three separate sources related to Rockstar that VR features have been prototyped for the Playstation release of the game, indicating that a VR mode might well be on its way.At this point it’s all rumor and speculation, but would you be interested in…

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Pokemon Go cheaters given mark of shame in latest update

Ever since the release of Pokemon Go last July, Niantic has been fighting an uphill battle against cheaters and bots to play the game for said cheaters. Niantic has tried shadowbanning accounts that use cheating software, but with the latest update that focuses on co-op raiding with gyms, they’re taking that a step further.In the Silph Road subreddit, which is dedicated to creating software that will make your Pokemon Go experience “easier”, a Niantic representative has posted a short update letting people know that their accounts will be flagged if they’re caught cheating with an identifiable marker. Kinda like a Pokemon Scarlet Letter, if you will.With the announcement of Raid Battles and the new battle features, we are staying true on our commitment to ensuring that Pokémon GO continues to be a fun and fair experience for all Trainers. Starting today, Pokémon caught using third-party services that circumvent normal gameplay will appear marked with a slash in the inventory and may not behave as expected. We are humbled by the excitement for all the new features we announced yesterday.This is one small part of our continued commitment to maintaining the integrity of our community and delivering an amazing Pokémon GO…

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Super Mario Odyssey is hiding tons of secrets for you to find

Super Mario Odyssey was definitely the most interesting game at E3 this year and I say that after having expressed doubts about the game from the first trailer. Nintendo didn’t do itself any favors by making Mario walk around New Donk City in that trailer, but after having seen several E3 demos and the various worlds, the game looks like a great follow-up to the much-lauded Super Mario Galaxy series.What’s even better is that it looks like Nintendo is incorporating their “open air” design that they focused on in Breath of the Wild in this newest Mario title, too. There’s plenty of hidden areas in the two levels that were showcased in the E3 demo and as an example of that, take a look at this video to see what I mean. While on the surface the levels of Super Mario Odyssey appear to be very tightly contained, any player who explores them will find new areas that you never dreamed you’d see. The Sand Kingdom’s 2D Mario platforming sections are a great example of ways to access hidden areas and while only New Donk City and the Sand Kingdom were available in the E3 demo, it leaves me wondering…

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You can use your GameCube controller on Switch with this device

When Super Smash Bros. for Wii U came out, we posted about a GameCube controller adapter that would allow you to use your old GameCube controllers on the Wii U. It’s a super handy device called the Mayflash GameCube Adapter and features four ports for controllers. The best part? The most recent firmware update for Switch now supports this adapter. The creator of this video notes that you’ll need to upgrade the firmware of your adapter using PC, Linux, or Mac before it’ll work with the Switch. Apparently the people who made this device released a firmware update to make it compatible with Pokken Tournament and the Pokken Tournament Pro Pad, which is what the controller emulates when using it on the Nintendo Switch. The GameCube controller emulates a Pokken controller. That means that the D-pad and Analog Stick BOTH work as a D-pad. If a Switch game is playable with the D-pad, you can play it with a GameCube controller. BOTW is a no-go. The C-stick doesn’t work as a stick, instead left and right function as the + and – buttons. For best results, plug the adapter into the Switch dock, then turn it on. Use the READ…

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The Legend of Bumbo will be coming to Nintendo Switch

Edmund McMillen fans have something to get excited about, as the indie developer has stated that he plans to bring his most recent game–The Legend of Bum-bo–to Nintendo Switch. Unfortunately, he didn’t give a time frame for when we can expect to see the game. Take a peek at this teaser trailer to see a hint about what the game is about. The Binding of Isaac fans will instantly recognize the music in this trailer, but unfortunately there’s no gameplay preview just yet. The game will likely feature roguelike elements similar to The Binding of Isaac, but I’m just happy knowing the game will eventually make its way to Switch. I’ve spent countless hours trying to complete the challenges on The Binding of Isaac on Switch, despite having played it on other platforms. It truly is one of those games that’s amazing when you can take it with you and I’m excited to see what The Legend of Bumbo holds for people who really like McMillen’s unique art style. Nintendo eShop Card – $20 READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!