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Nintendo announce ‘Bayonetta 3′ and new ‘Breath of the Wild’ Dlc

During this years Game Awards, Nintendo revealed a trailer announcing that Bayonetta 3 is currently in development by PlatinumGames, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch console.

In addition, the critically acclaimed Bayonetta 2, originally a Wii U exclusive, and the original Bayonetta, – both also developed by PlatinumGames – will be launching for Nintendo Switch on 16th February. Two retail versions of the game will be available at launch: The regular edition includes the Bayonetta 2 game card and a download code for the original Bayonetta game, while the Special Edition in Europe will include the Bayonetta 2 game card, a download code for the original Bayonetta game, a SteelBook, 22 Verse Cards and 3 Sticker Sheets. Players will be able to purchase the digital versions of the games for Nintendo Switch via Nintendo eShop or nintendo.co.uk.

Fans of The Legend of the Zelda: Breath of the Wild got a new look at the game’s second Dlc pack,
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Horror Highlights: Game Of Thrones Season 7 Screenings, New Splathouse Podcast Episode, Tyler Perry’S Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, Night Of The Witch, The Infectious Madness Of Doctor Dekker

Game of Thrones fever continues this month with special season 7 fan screenings in select Us cities. Also in today's Horror Highlights: a new episode of the Splathouse podcast, home media release details for Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween 2, info on the short film Night of the Witch's Amazon debut, and a trailer for the video game The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker.

Game of Thrones Season 7 Fan Screenings: Press Release: "New York, NY December 6, 2017 – To celebrate the release of Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season on Blu-ray and DVD, HBO® is bringing this season’s most action-packed episode plus never-before-seen bonus content to the big screen for exclusive fan screenings in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Fans will have the opportunity to experience Daenerys’ dragons in full force as she rains down fire and blood on the Lannister army in the jaw-dropping episode,
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Everything You Need To Know About All The Upcoming Releases For Megaman In 2018

Before Resident Evil, Monster Hunter, and Street Fighter dominated Capcom’s lineup of video games, Mega Man was the company’s most successful franchise. It was 30 years ago in 1987, when we first caught a glimpse of the super robot Mega Man who immediately captured our hearts with his determination to fight the mad scientist, Dr. Wily. To celebrate this huge milestone as the franchise approaches its 30th year, Capcom has announced via a Twitch stream dedicated to Mega Man, that announced all future releases that includes a new game, and a re-release of beloved classics. Check out some of the images of the games from the Capcom Unity blog below:

Mega Man 11

First off, lets talk about the newest game that Capcom will introduce in the franchise, Mega Man 11. It has been seven years since the last entry in the main storyline was released when Mega Man 10 hit the Wii,
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First look at ‘Mega Man 11′

Mega Man 11 is the next evolution in the long-running 32 million unit-selling action platformer series; featuring tight side-scrolling action gameplay the series is known for while completely revolutionizing the experience for modern consoles, retaining its signature challenge while offering a variety of difficulty options.

The classic series takes a leap forward in visual presentation in Mega Man 11 with a 2.5D design direction introducing beautiful, completely hand-drawn characters and environments. A freshly redesigned Mega Man takes on Dr. Wily’s berserk machines, defeating Robot Master bosses – including a mysterious new Robot Master – and taking their weapons, in an ever-evolving fight for justice with new and unique enemy designs.

But that’s not all..!

The anniversary celebrations don’t stop with the announcement of Mega Man 11. Throughout 2018, fans and newcomers to the franchise can look forward to revisiting some of the most noteworthy games in the series’ history.

Both Mega Man Legacy Collection
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‘Heroes of the Monkey Tavern’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

What will gradually dawn on you about Heroes of the Monkey Tavern is what it doesn’t contain. No item wear; no exterior environments (in fact, very little variation in environments at all); no ammo counters; no gameplay variation; and no real story to speak of. It opens with a static painting of the titular tavern. Your silhouetted heroes are approached by a stranger, who speaks of a dungeon with untold treasures. Off you go, into the darkness.

Once down there, you will work your way up through a series of levels – seven floors and a boss level, all told – fighting a generic selection of fantasy enemies: orcs, skeletons, mummies, goblins etc. Your party is yours to choose, and once again the options are fantasy staples: warrior, ranger, priest, blah. Torchlight flickers on brownstone walls; competent, moody music summons hints of Howard Shore’s Two Towers score; secret walls slide
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‘The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’ Switch Edition Review: Skyrim Unbound

About 10 hours into playing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on the Nintendo Switch, I suddenly stopped -- my Dragonborn standing on the side of a mountain -- and I took a moment to let it sink in that I was playing Skyrim, one of the greatest games ever made, while in the bathroom. Sorry if that's too much information, but it was a revelation. If nothing else, the fact that the Nintendo Switch version of the absolute classic Bethesda RPG is fully mobile is the biggest selling point here. Sure, the Joy Con controllers open up some neat motion controls, and the Zelda amiibos unlock some really cool Legend of Zelda-themed gear (I love killing dragons with the Master Sword!), but the fact that I can play the first game that I ever gave a perfect score to anywhere I want makes this version a must-own for fans new and old.
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Nintendo Switch Edition Review

It’s downright amazing that Skyrim is still going strong after all this time. Released back in 2011, Bethesda’s open-world RPG masterpiece set gamer’s imaginations aflame, and resonated with such significance, that many fell head over heels in love as if Cupid himself had unleashed a well-aimed arrow straight into their heart (or should I say “knee” — ahem).

Fast forward to 2017, and it’s a title that’s still doing surprisingly well with the release of this newly fangled Skyrim: Switch Edition as well as a Psvr version dropping shortly, too. Like the re-animated corpse of an ancient undead draugr, it’s a title that refuses to lay down and give up the ghost, which is great for those – like me – who consider the icy Nordic mountains of Skyrim as a sort of home away from home.

Before we get stuck into the review, I just want to mention
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The evolution of handheld videogaming in 17 consoles

Ryan Lambie Nov 16, 2017

There's more to handhelds than the Game Boy. We take a look at how mobile gaming has changed over the decades...

It goes without saying that handheld games have come a long way over the past 35 or-so years. From electronic bleepy things that were little more than glorified calculators, portable technology is now almost unrecognisable in 2017.

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Back in 1989, the world collectively shrieked with excitement at the thought of playing Tetris on a bus. By the early years of the 21st century, we were finally able to type angry messages on Twitter from the top deck of the number 45 from Wellingborough without a second thought.

Yes, mobile phones and tablets have changed the way we do just about everything, from navigating around cities to connecting with friends. But while those
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Headup Games announce physical release of ‘Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap’

Headup Games have today announced they’re set to partner with Nicalis, Inc. on a physical release of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 at major retailers in Europe as well as Australia/Nz. Headup Games and Nicalis are partnering with DotEmu for this retail release – so all of you out there who, like me, missed out on the Limited Run physical release can now grab a copy!

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is a beautifully drawn and animated remake of the unforgettable Sega Master System game Wonder Boy III. Cursed and turned into a half-human, half-lizard monstrosity by the Meka Dragon, our hero will have to explore the many traps of Monster Land in order to find a cure. The game’s developer, Lizardcube, reverse-engineered the original game in order to faithfully replicate the character movements, item drop logic, secret door locations and much more.
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The Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game gets a combat trailer

Earlier today we brought you a trailer for Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 [watch it here], and now we’ve got a trailer for another of Warner Bros., Tt Games and The Lego Group’s upcoming titles in The Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game, which focusses on combat and upgrades. Check it out here…

Find your inner ninja with the all-new Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game! Play as your favorite ninjas, Lloyd, Jay, Kai, Cole, Zane, Nya and Master Wu to defend Ninjago City from the evil Lord Garmadon and his Shark Army. Master the art of Ninja-gility by wall-running, high-jumping and battling the foes of Ninjago to rank up and upgrade the ninja’s combat skills. Only in the Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game will you experience the film across 8 action packed locations each with its own unique Challenge Dojo. And with the Battle Maps, play against friends and family in competitions for up to four players!
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‘Arms’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

Nearly four months after the launch of Switch, Nintendo’s system gets its first major first-party exclusive (let’s ignore 1-2 Switch) – and it’s a cracker. A cartoon one-on-one (or two-on-two) fighting game with stretchy limbs, bulging eyes, mad music and gibberish voices, it’s as colourful, accessible and unputdownable as anything the Kyoto gaming gods have created in the HD era.

Arms is essentially a ranged fighting game, more concerned with relative position and lateral movement than the complex move combos of Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Injustice et al. It better resembles elder brawlers like Power Stone and Virtual On, as well as more recent fare like Pokken Tournament.

Arms is quite hard to learn and very hard to master. But it’s inviting and different enough that you will want to learn. This is a game built around motion controls, and they feel natural and responsive. However, if you prefer a more sedentary session, standard controls are also available, even if they lack the nuance – and frankly the fun – of beating the imaginary hell out of your living room space.

Tilt both joy-cons sideways to sidestep and tilt them together to block; the shoulder buttons dash and jump respectively; and of course you punch to punch. But then it gets deeper. You’ll discover that blocking charges your fists, as does landing a jump. Punches can be curved, allowing you to dash behind scenery and attack unseen. And with every strike you are building a power bar, which when full can be unleashed in a furious flurry, the like of which E. Honda could only dream of.

The character art style lies somewhere between the heavily caricatured style of Overwatch and the alien weirdness of Splatoon. The female characters are marginally more interesting than their male counterparts, but everyone will have their favourite. Do you go for the dashing dexterity of tiny Min Min, with her ramen noodle arms? Or the brute force of the colossal Master Mummy, whose undead wrapping projects his fists? Personally, I’m partial to Ribbon Girl’s ability to dash multiple times in mid-air.

Ten characters (until the upcoming free Dlc is released, anyway) may look like slim pickings, but bear in mind that each character comes with a unique set of three arms, each of which has its specific benefits. It could be a standard boxing glove; a bird-shaped rocket for super-curved punches; or a giant mallet which is sluggish but will break through a block.

In terms of single player content, while we don’t get a proper story campaign like Splatoon, nor do we get a tacked-on mindless slog like Mario Tennis Ultra Smash. New players would be wise to play through the single-player Grand Prix tournaments with each character. This is a series of ten bouts: eight fights and two special games.

The specials are V-Ball (keepy-uppy with a ticking bomb), Skillshot (punch targets for the highest score) and Hoops (slamdunk your opponent). Alternatively, you can jump into a kind of endless mode, where you take part in a series of single bouts; the arms are randomised and the goal is to build a winning streak.

The main online features are Party and Ranked modes. The latter is not available until you have beaten the Grand Prix mode on level 4 (no mean feat for the beginner). Party mode is where the action is at for the regular player. This employs a wonderfully wacky lobby system, where you’re constantly shifting between randomised games, being paired with people depending on your skill level. In the meantime you can practice your strokes. It’s a great way of dealing with the natural downtime of the online experience.

Taking part in games awards points which can then be used to buy time in a further mini game, where you unlock the ability to mix and match arms – the purpose being that eventually you will have unlocked all arms for all characters. At this point (if you ever get there) you will have thousands of potential combinations. Admittedly, what distinguishes some of the arms is merely cosmetic. But more often the difference is stark, and it’s in the choice of weaponry that the game’s depth reveals itself. There is real joy in facing a loadout system which makes a genuine difference to the way you play.

Arms harnesses Nintendo’s hardware exquisitely – not just in terms of using the gyro controls of the joy-cons, but also in delivering rock solid 1080p/60fps action (720p in handheld, natch), even with two players. Any more players and the framerate is locked at 30.

It’s hard to say whether, with Arms, Nintendo have done for one-on-one fighting games what they did for racing games with Mario Kart. Time will tell. (My instinct is that it will be a gradual hit, as more and more people realise that “motion control” needn’t always be synonymous with compromise.) But for now this is a gloriously vibrant, playable, and wonderfully original new IP.

Arms is out now on Nintendo Switch.
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You Can Get The Master Sword And Hylian Shield In The Nintendo Switch Version Of Skyrim

There were a lot of things to get excited about at Bethesda's E3 conference last night, but nothing got me more excited than seeing the Master Sword and Hylian Shield appear in the latest trailer for Skyrim on Nintendo Switch! Unfortunately, it looks like you'll have to purchase the Botw amiibo to unlock the weapons, but honestly, I'm cool with it if it means I get to pretend I'm Link in a Skyrim setting. Check it out in the trailer below...read more on GameTyrant

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Skyrim: Nintendo Switch edition gets a trailer

Matthew Byrd Jun 13, 2017

Our only hope is that the Master Sword is the most powerful weapon in the game.

Nintendo teased the possibility of a Switch version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim during the first reveal video for their new console, but it's been all quiet ever since in regards to actual details about the game. Bethesda broke that silence last night with this reveal trailer for the Nintendo Switch version of Skyrim. 

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Bethesda didn't speak long about the Switch version of the game (most of their conference was a series of video previews) but from what we can tell, the Switch version of Skyrim will not feature any significant downgrades in terms of visuals or content. This appears to be a potentially portable version of the open-world RPG we all know and love. 

In fact, this version of
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Bethesda announces The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim coming to the Nintendo Switch

Great news has been revealed to Switch owners as Bethesda announce that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will be coming to the Nintendo Switch. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is the winner of more than 200 awards across PC and console and now, for the first time ever, it is the turn of Nintendo owners to share in the adventure. Watch the new reveal trailer below…

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on the Nintendo Switch will take advantage of the console’s motion controls and use these controls when lockpicking and during combat. As can be seen in the trailer a flick of the controller can swipe with the sword whilst raising the other will lift you shield.

Another exclusive feature to the Nintendo Switch version is that outfits and equipment from The Legend of Zelda, plus additional goodies unlocked from compatible The Legend of Zelda amiibo can also be used by the Dragonborn.
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Cinelinx E3 Predictions And Expectations 2017

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E3 is an exciting time of year for all types of gamers as the show expands into many different categories. Mobile gamers can be excited for new social interactions, and maybe even some new hardware, and of course hardcore gamers can see what the next few years have for them. Here at Cinelinx we are excited for our own reasons and well, we can’t wait to tell you why. Want to know what’s got us excited? Find out after the jump!

Dustin:

Last year, overall, E3 was kind of a dull moment for many reasons. Sure we got a glimpse into Microsoft’s future with Project Scorpio, after the promised they wouldn’t be doing that, but they kind of forgot to bring the unit with them. Sony had a stellar opening showcase and showed off many games, but a majority of them are still unreleased, and undated.
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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Dlc detailed

Nintendo has announced details of the upcoming Dlc for its critically acclaimed Switch and Wii U release The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which will consist of two expansion pack, the first of which – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – The Master Trials – is set to hit this summer.

Via the official Nintendo site, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – The Master Trials will include:

Trial of the Sword: By accessing this location, players can challenge the new Trial of the Sword (previously known as “Cave of Trials Challenge”), where enemies appear one after another. Link starts without any armor or weapons, and if he defeats all of the enemies in the room he can proceed to the next area. Trial of the Sword will include around 45 total rooms for players to complete. When Link clears all of the trials, the
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Zelda: future games likely to be open world, says Nintendo

Matthew Byrd Apr 7, 2017

Breath Of The Wild may just be the first of many open-world Zelda titles, says producer Eiji Aonuma...

Are you one of the millions impressed by the way that Breath Of The Wild successfully transitioned the Zelda franchise into open-world gaming? We hope so because it's beginning to sound like future Zelda games are going to further Breath Of The Wild's open-world design.

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In an interview with Famitsu (as translated by IGN Japan), Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma was very open about the design direction of the Zelda franchise moving forward.

"From now on this will probably be the standard form," said Aonuma of Breath Of The Wild's open-world design. "However, eventually that in itself could become seen as 'Zelda as usual', and
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‘Blaster Master Zero’ Review: Blast From The Past

I was almost 11-years-old on Christmas day, 1988, and I still remember getting one of my favorite Nes games, Blaster Master by Sunsoft. From the amazing intro, to the original gameplay, Blaster Master was so different than any previous titles I had played. It was like two games in one, a side scrolling vehicle mode, with its oddly responsive controls, and when outside of your vehicle to a top down dungeon crawler. Now almost 30 years later, developer Inti Creates has brought Blaster Master Zero to the newest Nintendo console, the Switch, and I couldn't be happier.

A remake and re-imagining, Blaster Master Zero brings this classic and underappreciated game to a new generation. Players control a young boy named Jason as he follows his runaway pet frog down a mysterious hole that leads to a whole new dimension. There he finds an odd looking tank with wheels, called Sophia III, and must blast,
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Nintendo Adds 60+ Indie Games Nintendo Switch eShop

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Nintendo just wrapped up their Nintendo Switch Nindies broadcast, which unveiled a ton of indie games coming to the Switch in staggerd releases. Come inside to learn more!

Today's Nintendo Nindies broadcast was meant to serve as a method of promoting Nintendo's effort to support 3rd party and indie developers. We've known for some time that Nintendo had begun working with these devs, mainly with the shots of Bethesda's Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim being on the announcement video. However, we couldn't have guessed that the new mobile console will home over 60 exclusive/timed exclusive indie titles.

Now, most of the titles are relatively unknown and won't be coming out until long after the Switch's March 3rd release. Although, there are still a few, like Team 17 and Playtonic Games' Yooka Laylee, known games that will be worth buying on the Nintendo eShop.

Despite the indie titles/devs being mostly unknown,
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Nintendo Switch buyer's guide: console, games & accessories

Rob Leane Mar 3, 2017

Thinking about getting yourself a Nintendo Switch? Here's what our chums at Amazon are offering...

It's been the talk of the town for the last few months, and now its time has finally come: the Nintendo Switch is out now (as of Friday 3rd March). 

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It's the latest offering from the kings of console gaming, with its major new feature being some seriously enhanced adaptability. Want to play at home on your own, in a group of mates, or on the move? The Switch lets you do all that and more. 

If you've been considering placing an order, let us fill you in on what our chums at Amazon have to offer... 

(By the way, it supports the
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