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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!

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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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Mighty Gunvolt Burst Review — The 2D Action Game We Asked For

So let’s talk about Mighty No. 9: I think the stale taste has left everybody’s mouths by now. To put it simply, that game was a disaster with so much potential to be great. A true successor …Read More The post Mighty Gunvolt Burst Review — The 2D Action Game We Asked For by Azario Lopez appeared first on DualShockers.

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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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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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HORI reveals new Switch gaming headset

Earlier this month HORI revealed a headset for the Nintendo Switch, and now they’ve revealed a new one, and it looks way more sophisticated (and expensive) than the previous one.The new headset, called Air Stereo Headset, features a larger and more futuristic design, and from what we can tell, offers better audio than the other one.HORI has been on a Switch accessory spree, recently revealing the Nintendo Switch keyboard accessory, and a fight stick as well.The headset launches in Japan next month and will retail for 3,500 Yen, or about $30. No word on when the headset will be released in the rest of the world.And just like the other headset, you’ll need to use your smartphone and Nintendo’s app to actually use the microphone for voice chat. Here’s how the setup looks on the new headset:Hopefully Nintendo can come up with a more elegant solution in the future.Here’s a few more looks at the new HORI Switch headset: READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!

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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!