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  1. Well, I think we're quite a bit past the expiry date. Thread 5, here we go. So, a big recap for a bunch of games: Minecraft is in version 1.17. It adds copper, amethyst, deepslate, moss, snowier snow, axolotls, glow squid, goats, stalactites and stalagmites, raw metals as a step between ores and ingots, the ability to place rails in the water, renewable lava, and a bunch of other stuff. Meanwhile, 1.18 is in some experimental testing right now, working out the new terrain and biome generation. And so far, it does not disappoint. This new update is gonna look amazing. Official snapshots coming soon. Pokémon Diamond and Pearl will be getting a Switch remake: Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. The overworld goes back to the chibi style from the pre-3D games. Most of the old mechanics are brought back the same, but the underground has some new functions to it that actually incentivizes using it. On the subject of Pokémon, there's a game set in the Sinnoh region in what looks like feudal times back when Sinnoh was called the Hisui region, with a Breath of the Wild-style open-world nature to it. Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Gorgeous graphics, Poke Balls have to be invented properly, wild Pokémon can attack you directly, new forms of Growlithe and Braviary, and new evolutions for Stantler and Basculin, among other changes we don't know yet. Metroid Dread! The long-rumored game marks Samus's return to the sidescrolling Metroid games. It's a sequel to Metroid Fusion, features an invincible robotic enemy called an E.M.M.I., and might feature a living Chozo for the first time in the series. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity will get its first wave of DLC. Featuring a new chain whip weapon and Zelda on a motorcycle. Anyone play Advance Wars? Well, it's getting a Switch port. First two games bundled in one. Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp. The sequel to Breath of the Wild will feature floating islands and a skydiving mechanic like in Skyward Sword. Combining aspects from the first game in the Zelda timeline with the world from the chronologically last game in the timeline? Sweet! Mario Party Superstars, for when you want to play some of the N64 Mario Party boards and minigames on newer hardware. Splatoon 3 has been announced. Featuring what looks like an Ink Bow (archery fans unite!), Octolings as a default character choice, gender no longer a selectable choice so you can mix and match however you want, a Salmonid companion pet, and what looks like the Eiffel Tower fallen over. Project Triangle Strategy looks like it's gonna fall in the same vein as Octopath Traveler, being 2D 16-bit characters in a 3D environment. The triangle in question appears to be a sort of reputation/karma meter type thing, with the three points being Utility, Morality, and Loyalty, and doing different things can boost or lower those things, ultimately affecting the story. Battles will also have a vertical component to them, making things easier or harder depending on where your and your opponents' units are. Looks interesting. If anyone likes the Touhou Project (a series of Bullet Hell vertical scrolling shoot-em-ups with an East-Asian Mythology theme), the 18th game in the series, Touhou Kouryuudou: Unconnected Marketeers, came out in May. It features a card mechanic in addition to the usual Bullet Hell. It's also the first in the series to debut as a digital release, for reasons that probably don't need to be mentioned *coughcovidcough*. Genshin Impact is an open-world RPG and it looks beautiful. I'll be honest: any 3D open-world game in a medieval fantasy setting reminds me of Breath of the Wild just by being a 3D open-world game in a medieval fantasy setting, which is not a bad thing as I love Breath of the Wild too. It has a lot more characters than Breath of the Wild and a story that's more involved in more places, so give it a looksie. Paper Mario: The Origami King is the 6th or 7th installment of the Paper Mario side series (depending on how you count Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam). The evil King Olly and his Legions of Stationary have taken over the Mushroom Kingdom! Princess Peach has been folded into an origami version of herself and is brainwashed to boot, and Bowser can't help because he's been quite literally folded into uselessness. It's up to you to save the Mushroom Kingdom. You want to fight on a circular arena against a giant stapler? Sure! Embrace the weirdness of the idea and have fun. A lot of people seem to like Cyberpunk 2077. It looks interesting. Looks like this thread closed down just before we could talk about Final Fantasy VII Remake. It's a remake of Final Fantasy VII, bringing the familiar story up to date with new graphics and reminding everyone what the characters' original personalities were. It's definitely a remake. Pay no attention to those Whisper things that weren't there in the original game. Among Us, which was released in 2018, got a surge of popularity once Covid trapped everyone at home and some YouTubers started playing it. Speaking of games by Puffballs United, the Henry Stickmin Collection combines all of the first five Henry Stickmin games into one compilation game and adds in a sixth game to cap off the story. The collection tweaks many of the references to be less copyright-infringing while cleaning up the first five to improve the graphics. As a side note, the airship from the Henry Stickmin games was turned into an Among Us map. It's a pretty big map. Oh snap! It's New Pokémon Snap! The classic rail (photo-)shooter is back! On the subject of Pokémon, we also get Pokémon Unite! The first Pokémon MOBA game! Anyone who likes Subnautica might like its sequel, Subnautica: Below Zero. Now includes ice. And now for a big list of Super Smash Bros. fighters: Min Min Arms Herself! It was known that an ARMS character would join the Smash Bros. roster, but everyone thought it would be Spring Man (despite him being an Assist Trophy). Everyone was surprised to see Min Min instead. She's a fun character. Her stage is Spring Stadium, which, in ARMS, is Spring Man's home stage, funnily enough. Also including 18 tracks from ARMS, which is pretty much the entire ARMS soundtrack already. Only two of those--the main theme and the Ramen Bowl theme (Min Min's home stage in ARMS)--are new remixes. Steve Rocks the Block! Steve from Minecraft! Minecraft in Smash! Also including Alex, a Zombie, and an Enderman as alternate costumes. Yes, you can place blocks on the stage! The stage, Minecraft World, looks like something we can just build (I've certainly taken a crack at it). Includes seven music tracks, six of which are new remixes, from Minecraft Dungeons, Earth, and Console Edition. Sephiroth Descends into Battle! Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII joins the roster! Easily the most powerful character in terms of average raw damage output per move and one of the four most powerful characters in the roster lore-wise (next to Kirby, Palutena, and Bayonetta). He brings the Northern Cave as his stage, and with it, some measure of spoilers for the end of Final Fantasy VII. There's also nine new music tracks from Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, including Sephiroth's iconic theme, One-Winged Angel. Pyra Blazes into Battle! and Mythra Awakens! Pyra and Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 share the invitation, being able to switch between one another mid-battle, much like Zelda and Sheik in Melee and the Pokémon Trainer in Brawl and Ultimate. Pyra's attacks are stronger but slower, and Mythra's are quicker but weaker. It's all in the balance. Their stage is the Cloud Sea of Alrest, which is basically riding on the back of the character Azurda (also known as Gramps), a Titan (a giant creature) sailing through the, well, cloud sea on the world of Alrest, passing by other, much larger Titans in the background. Includes 16 new music tracks from Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Kazuya Gets Ready for the Next Battle! Kazuya Mishima from Tekken joins the Super Smash Bros. cast! After his father Heihachi and son Jin have shown him up several times, Kazuya finally gets to be the focus of the Tekken crossover this time, and arguably in the much more famous and iconic crossover too. Fitting, since Kazuya was the protagonist of the first Tekken and was demoted to antagonist for later games. He's got a whole bunch of moves from his home series, including a famous 10-Hit Combo. Kazuya has far more moves than anyone, so there's a high learning curve for anyone who isn't a Tekken veteran already. His stage is the Mishima Dojo stage from Tekken 7, and it brings thirty-nine tracks from the Tekken series. Also it's kinda neat to think the next Street Fighter x Tekken game is Super Smash Bros. One more to go... We also got a number of new Mii Fighter costumes: Ninjara (ARMS), Heihachi (Tekken), Callie and Marie (Splatoon), Vault Boy (Fallout), Creeper, Pig, and Diamond Armor (Minecraft), Gil (The Tower of Druaga), Bomberman (Bomberman), Travis Touchdown (No More Heroes), Barret, Tifa, and Aerith (Final Fantasy VII), Chocobo hat (Final Fantasy), Geno (Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars), Hunter Equipment, Rathalos Equipment, and Felyne hat (Monster Hunter), Arthur (Ghosts 'n Goblins), Lloyd Irving (Tales of Symphonia), Dragonborn (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim), Dante (Devil May Cry), and Shantae (Shantae). Shantae's costume also unlocks a music track: Burning Town from Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. In other news, I got Celeste, which is pretty fun. I'm stuck on this one room in Core B, though. I've almost made it on a couple of occasions, but the timing is a bit too strict for my level of skill. I need more practice. I also got to play Octopath Traveler for a bit, which is also pretty fun. I beat Ophilia and Cyrus's stories and finished chapter 3 of everyone else's. Love this game. Also Octopath has some of the best music.
  2. Things that make you worried.

    When you're pretty sure you accidentally threw away all of your passwords. I sold some old textbooks and assigned reading books to Half Price Books to get a bit of money. They could resell some, and the rest weren't in good enough condition and would be recycled (I kept a couple of those because why not). Got a few bucks out of it. I had forgotten until this morning, two weeks later, after I'd cleared my computer's browser history and signed me out of literally everything, that my little paper fold containing all of my passwords was tucked into one of the recycled books as a hiding spot. Good job, me. It's probably been shredded by now. Fortunately, I remembered almost all of my usernames and had some password recovery options, so I was able to reset almost everything, and from what I can tell, no damage has been done. Some things are beyond recovery (a deviantart "plz" account from back when those were a thing, and there's probably some old job application sites, and I don't know what else but something might be more important than those), but with my email passwords all reset, I think I'll be fine. I'm still hoping I'll find it in a drawer or another book or something, but to be honest, I'm not too hopeful. That book was just a good hiding place.
  3. Things That Make You Happy

    That bit of low-grade satisfaction when your purchases come to an exact dollar amount.
  4. Is this thing on?

    Hey! The thing's back! So what happened, exactly? Everything stopped working except the upper-level areas. What happened?
  5. Things That Are Just Annoying

    Why yes, Boost Mobile, I would like ads for Boost phones and the Boost network interrupting the videos that I'm watching on my Boost phone through my Boost network. /s
  6. Story Friday, Jan 24, 2020

    Tedd: ...Oh, dear Lord, what have I become? Elliot: I dunno. Mature? Tedd: Blasphemy.
  7. Video Game Discussion 4

    A twofer over the last couple weeks. On the 9th, we had a Pokemon direct. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team are getting Switch remakes as "Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX" Looks like it combines both games into one, which I think means just merging the encounter tables. 3D graphics and new camera angles for cutscenes, but otherwise it looks like the same gameplay. March 6, 2020, if you want to buy it. There's a demo available now, and you can transfer data over from the demo to the full game. Pokemon Sword and Shield gets an Expansion Pass: the Isle of Armor and the Crown Tundra Rather than adding the "third" version like with Emerald, Platinum, or Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, or "sequels" like with Black 2 and White 2, the expanded adventures will be paid DLC added onto the existing game Each expansion pass includes 200 more Pokemon, including many Pokemon that didn't make it into the base game for Sword and Shield, plus a few new ones: Kubfu [Fighting] and its evolved form, Urshifu, a new bear Pokemon based on kung fu (I guarantee a flood of them named Po) Urshifu has two styles: the Single Strike style [Fighting/Dark], focusing on power, and the Rapid Strikes style [Fighting/Water], focusing on rapid blows. Each has a separate Gigantamax form Calyrex, a Psychic/Grass rabbit Pokemon said to have once ruled over part of the Galar region. New forms for the Legendary Birds of Kanto, and two new Regi- Pokemon (as well as the return of the existing Regi-s) Slowpoke has a new form, which is actually available now if you want it. You can't evolve it yet, but it's there. Most Legendary Pokemon will be obtainable! Gigantamax forms for Venusaur, Blastoise, and the Galar starters. New outfits, including ones based on your rivals. New maps! The Isle of Armor is an island area that includes what looks like a pair of Battle Tower areas, plus a dojo-style gym (not a Gym; a gym). The Crown Tundra is a mostly-snowy place with new ruins to explore. The Isle of Armor has a general theme of growth. Hence the dojo and a Pokemon styled after kung fu. The Crown Tundra has a general theme of exploration. Here you can explore the inside of Pokemon dens, which were previously only seen during Max Raid Battles against wild Dynamax Pokemon. Each expansion pass costs about $30 USD. Getting the base game and its expansion simultaneously costs about $90 USD. The Isle of Armor segment will come out in June 2020, and the Crown Tundra some time in Fall 2020. They're both part of the same expansion, so there's some delayed content even when it starts coming out, but it looks worth the wait. And just yesterday, we got our final Smash Bros. character reveal. BYLETH JOINS SMASH HOUSE! (but first, a lesson on how to count in binary) Byleth, the player character of Fire Emblem: Three Houses, is the fifth fighter in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighter's Pass, and the sixth Smash Ultimate DLC fighter overall. Available on January 28 for about $6 USD. If you have the Fighters Pass, you'll get them automatically. Both male and female Byleth are included, with their alts based on house leaders Dimitri, Edelgard, Claude; the goddess Sothis; and from their appearances from the end of the game. They're a slow fighter, like Robin, and their grab doesn't have much range. They also don't have a good recovery; though it is a tether recovery with good reach, it's not so good for getting to high platforms. Their sword, the Sword of the Creator, is also a whip, giving them reach in some of their moves. They don't just use a sword, though. They also have legendary relics that they incorporate into their other moves: Areadbhar, a legendary lance that Byleth uses for their side attacks, such as the side smash attack, forward and back air attacks, and side special. The side smash is stronger if you tilt it upward. The lance has a tip effect, dealing more damage if you hit from the tip rather than the shaft. The side special has him sweep Areadbhar forward, with a lot of reach. Aymr, a legendary axe that Byleth uses for his down air, down smash, and down special. Good launch power. The down air has a meteor effect, while the down special gives a super armor effect and can be turned around. Using the down special can let you drop through soft platforms as well. Failnaught, a legendary bow that Byleth uses for his neutral air and neutral special. For the neutral special can't fire until it's fully charged (but you can shield to cancel), but you could also charge it even further for immense damage (however, you can't cancel out of it at that point). This means that they have every weapon in the traditional Fire Emblem weapon triangle (Sword, Lance, Axe), plus the Bow for good measure. Sothis, a goddess, aids Byleth for their Final Smash. Garreg Mach Monastery is the new stage. It's a central location in Three Houses. The stage cycles through the marketplace outside the main gate, the reception hall, a bridge, and the cathedral in the back of the complex. None of the areas have a lower blast line. Banned. A glowing platform appears to take the fighters between the areas. This brief moment does have a lower blast line, so be quick with off-stage combos before the platform lands. The Marketplace has two market stalls on either side. They can be destroyed for a bit of extra room. Background characters are from the Blue Lion House: Dimitri, Dedue, and Ingrid. You can also see the gatekeeper in the background. The Reception Hall is largely just a flat stage with a couple of chandeliers on the ceiling (that can be knocked down). Good jumpers can reach those platforms; ironically, Byleth cannot, not on their own at least, despite this being their stage. There are tables that break if a lot of damage is done next to them, just like the signs on Suzaku Castle. In the background are characters from the Black Eagle House: Edelgard, Dorothea, and Petra. The Bridge is one large flat stage with no platforms. Feel free to have fun. In the background are characters from the Golden Deer House: Claude, Hilda, and Lorenz. There's also a Pegasus Knight training in the background. (as a side note, Claude and Hilda are the names of characters from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War; when you reach 17 games in the series and add like 40-plus characters per game, you might run out of names eventually) The Cathedral has a couple of soft platforms to add a hint of verticality to the stage, but not by much. In the background, you can see Rhea, Seteth, and Flayn, who are all connected to the Church of Seiros because [spoilers]. Eleven music tracks are included with Byleth and the Garreg Mach Monastery, available to use on both the new stage and on the three existing Fire Emblem stages A new arrangement of Three Houses' main theme, in English and Japanese Fódlan Winds Blue Skies and a Battle Tearing Through Heaven Chasing Daybreak Between Heaven and Earth Paths That Will Never Cross The Apex of the World The Edge of Dawn (Seasons of Warfare), again in both English and Japanese His Classic Mode route is called "A Heroic Legacy". It ends with Master Hand and Crazy Hand, but with something amusing happening at the end. Mii Fighter costumes: Altaïr from Assassin's Creed (Swordfighter). They list his "series" as "Altaïr", probably because they don't want the word "assassin" directly associated with Smash (despite Joker using a gun...) The Rabbids get a hat, so that's gonna be fun I guess. X from Mega Man X (Gunner) MegaMan.EXE from MegaMan Battle Network (Gunner). Cuphead from Cuphead (Gunner). Smash just has tons of Indie love, doesn't it? Like with Sans before, the Cuphead costume comes with a new music arrangement: Floral Fury, the Cagney Carnation battle music. Richter and Dark Samus amiibo will be available on the 17th...which I guess was yesterday. amiibo Hunters, away! In the last direct, we had an announcement that there would be more Smash fighters. So, how many? SIX! Challenger pack 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 will be added, bringing the total Smash Ultimate DLC fighters to 12, the total Ultimate newcomers to 23, and the total Smash fighters overall to 88! The Super Smash Bros. Fighters Pass, Vol. 2 will be up for pre-purchase on January 28, same day as Byleth drops. It costs $30 USD, 5 more than Vol. 1 (because it has one more character). All challenger packs will be released by December 31, 2021! About as long as when we learned about Vol. 1 to when it finally filled up, but it's still impressive that we get two more years of new content to look forward to. The new additions have already been decided, so spamming his Twitter or something with requests won't work. As a bonus for getting the pass, you get the Ancient Soldier gear from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. So. Pokemon gets two new areas to explore with more new and old Pokemon, and Smash gets a mixed-weapon user that looks kinda fun and a promise of six more fighters. Hype?
  8. What Are You Listening To?

    An 8-bit remix of Marnie's battle theme from Pokemon Sword and Shield.
  9. Video Game Discussion 4

    Two things. One, Nintendo just dropped Terry Bogard from Fatal Fury. First some history about SNK's Neo Geo system as well as Fatal Fury and other SNK series About Terry: In one-on-one matches, Terry always faces his opponent, just like Ryu and Ken do. A lot of Terry's moves are based on moves from the Fatal Fury and The King of Fighters games, though his up aerial attack is a Smash original. Just like with Ryu and Ken, Terry's special moves have command inputs, and all of them get stronger if you hold the attack button than if you just tap it. Terry actually has a separate forward special and backward special, a first for Super Smash Bros. His Forward Special is Burning Knuckle, a sideways lunge attack. His Backwards Special is Crack Shoot, a kind of backflip kick that launches him forwards (similar to Zero Suit Samus's down special). Terry's Super Special Moves can only be used when he's over 100% damage (in stock or timed matches) or has less than a third of his starting health (in stamina matches). They're high-risk, high-reward moves used exclusively through a command input. He can use Power Geyser or Buster Wolf. Basically, this means instead of four specials like everyone else, he has seven. His Final Smash uses Power Geyser, Power Dunk, and Buster Wolf in quick succession. About the stage: It's official title is "King of Fighters Stadium". It has walls on either side, but if fighters are knocked into them with high enough damage, they can punch through them and be KO'd to the side. The ceiling doesn't have this restriction. The stage also has about 20 cameo characters from various games in the Fatal Fury and The King of Fighters series, plus a few other SNK games like Art of Fighting. Mai Shiranui is deliberately absent, because "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is for good boys and girls of many different ages." Translation: too much cleavage. About music: Sakurai wanted to mainly include Terry's various themes, but many of them didn't fit the Smash atmosphere, so he and the devs branched out to look at other SNK music. They narrowed it down to 50 tracks and sent their list to SNK, expecting SNK to okay maybe 10 to 20 of them. Instead, SNK said "OK." So there are FIFTY NEW MUSIC TRACKS! Jesus Christ, SNK! There's some Nintendo series that don't have that many! About Spirits: And we've got 11 new spirit battles from various SNK games, with a neat 16-bit SNK-style background. About Mii Fighters: Nakoruru from Samurai Shodown as a Mii Swordfighter costume Ryo Sakazaki from Art of Fighters as a Mii Brawler costume Iori Yagami from The King of Fighters as a Mii Brawler costume Returning from Smash 4 is Virtua Fighters' Akira (Brawler) and Jacky (Brawler). About the 6.0 Update: When setting up arenas in online play, you can send messages to other players (from a list). You can also change the rules of the room without having to close it entirely and make a new one. A welcome change. And you can play Smash with anyone again. Set the room to public with no passwords, and you can fight anyone. Finally, Terry's trailer from the September 4 Direct wasn't the full version, as there was no gameplay. Sakurai ends the showcase with the full version. Fifty... But that's not all. Lately I've been getting into the Overwatch hype, even though I don't have Overwatch. Overwatch's main criticism is its lack of story in the main game, relegating all of the story to cinematics, comics, and a few archive events that take place in the past. Well, Blizzard Entertainment decided to fix that. That's right. Overwatch 2! It's pretty much an expansion pack to the original, but it adds some pretty neat stuff. Story Missions and Hero Missions Finally, the story moves forward in the actual game. First mission takes place in Rio de Janeiro, where certain members of Overwatch officially meet Lucio for the first time. Other missions take place in familiar and new maps, such as Route 66 and Talents: You'll be able to level up your characters during these story missions, giving them more powerful abilities. For example, Mei's Cryo-Freeze (a self-healing move that leaves you invincible but immobile) can be upgraded to "Cold Snap", which instantly freezes nearby enemies when Cryo-Freeze ends. New Characters Echo first appeared in the original Overwatch cinematic trailer in a group shot, and debuted in person during the "Reunion" cinematic. It seems she'll be joining the roster soon enough. Sojourn had a previous "appearance" as the mission control voice during Overwatch's "Storm Rising" event. Now she's confirmed as an upcoming playable character. Judging by her rifle, she might be another sniper character. She's also Canadian. New Maps Upcoming maps set in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Toronto (Canada), Gothenburg (Sweden), and Monte Carlo (Monaco) are on the way. The Toronto map will feature the Push gametype, while Gothenburg will be an Assault map. Multiplayer A new PvP mode, called Push, involves a robot pushing barricades toward either end of the map. Teams take control of the robot so he can push their wall (and, more importantly, not push the opponents' wall). Almost reminds me of the Tower Control game mode in Splatoon. Worried about losing all your skins and sprays and such? Worried about missing out on new content? Fear not! Overwatch will continue development, receiving every new character and map that Overwatch 2 gets. Players of Overwatch will also see their progress linked to Overwatch 2, so you won't lose all your progress. Looks pretty awesome. Not bad for a game I've never played.
  10. Video Game Discussion 4

    It's Nintendo Direct time! With immediate follow-up video with Sakurai. Blizzard's popular team shooter Overwatch is coming to Nintendo Switch! Now Genji mains can ask for healing on the Switch! Available October 15. More details on Luigi's Mansion 3. The game takes place in a hotel, where each floor has a different theme: egyptian desert, disco dance floor, pirate-themed restaurant, etc. There's also 4v4 multiplayer games. Available on October 31, just in time for Halloween. Super Kirby Clash is a free Kirby game. Play in teams of four and battle different enemies. Kirby can have different jobs (read: character classes), so pick the right set of jobs for the enemy. Available now. Trials of Mana remake details. Full 3D graphics, each protagonist has a different story, voice acting, class changes, jumping and combos that weren't in the original, and more. Available April 24, 2020. Return of the Obra Dinn is a mystery game where you explore an empty ship, the Obra Dinn, that disappeared a long time ago and returned just as mysteriously. You have a mystical pocketwatch to view the past to see glimpses of the past and place your deductions as to what happened. Remember that unnamed game, "Town"? Well now it has a name: Little Town Hero. The rule of the town is that you shouldn't leave, but problems arise when monsters come up. You don't just fight with weapons, but with ideas, such as "Slam", "Throw", "Pelt", "Psyche guard", "Desperation", or "Improvise". These immediately become combat things, sure, but it's nice to see combat is a bit more generalized here, at least in the names of attacks. I wonder if one idea is "Distract". You can also move around to get support from townspeople, so they can help in battle against different foes around the map. Oh, and Toby Fox of Undertale fame did most of the soundtrack. I'm expecting a lot of recurring leitmotifs. Available October 16. Pre-purchase it today if you want. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC Challenger Pack #3, containing new fighter Banjo & Kazooie, will be released September 4...wait, that's done and gone now! Stay tuned for a special showcase video. Meanwhile, we get a teaser for DLC Challenger Pack #4: Terry Faces the Fury! That's right, Terry Bogard from SNK's Fatal Fury: The King of Fighters is coming to Smash this November. But can there really be only one more fighter? NO! More fighters will be released outside the Fighters Pass; development isn't over yet. Paper Mario still has a shot! And a bit more on the Switch remake of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. For the most part, it's the same as it was on Game Boy and Game Boy Color, art style aside. But it has a new Chamber Dungeon, where you can earn chambers on your adventures and use them to make your own dungeon. You can then save those dungeons to compatible amiibo so your friends can play. September 20 release. Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition. Releases on September 27, but there's a free demo out now. Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore, a port of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, which itself is a crossover between the Megami Tensei series and the Fire Emblem series. It includes extra music and some more story elements and characters that weren't in the original. January 17, 2020. Pre-purchase it today. Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise. Play as Aaliyah Davis, an FBI Agent reopening an old case, connecting to a story following York, an FBI Agent, 14 years in the past. I'm not familiar with the Deadly Premonition series, but based on the title and trailer here, I hope it's a kind of puzzle mystery game. Available in 2020. On top of that, the original, Deadly Premonition Origins, is available today on the e-shop. Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition is coming to the Nintendo Switch. Another RPG with online elements. You can cross-save between Steam and Switch too. Available today on the e-shop. So, we know about the Nintendo Switch. But the question is: can it run Doom? The answer: Yes. Doom 64 will be available on November 22. Rogue Company, a new franchise by Hi-Rez Studios. Rogue Company is a secret specialist combat team embarking on various missions against the infamous organization, Jackal. Various objective-based gamemodes are available, with lots of gear, maps, and skins to customize your experience. Available 2020. A few details on Pokemon Sword and Shield Character customization returns. You can't just customize shirts, hats, pants, eyes, and hair, but also jackets, socks, shoes, accessories, gloves, and even makeup. Pokemon Camp, this game's equivalent to Pokemon-amie and Pokemon Refresh. Now all of your Pokemon appear, not just one at a time. You can also access other players' camps if they're camped out in the Wild Area. Curry on Rice? Sure. It's a dish you can cook up in your camps. They turn out differently depending on what you put into it, much like the Poke-Blocks or Poffins. Polteageist, a Ghost-type that hides in tablewear, such as teapots. Apparently it tastes like tea. Weird Cramorant, a Flying/Water-type bird with a new ability: Gulp Missile. When Cramorant uses Surf or Dive, it'll catch a fish; if it gets hit like this, it'll deal a retaliatory attack. November 15 release, as a reminder. Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Nintendo Switch Online. This Nintendo Switch Online application lets you play various SNES games on the Switch. It's got 20 games at start, with more to be added as time goes on. But to start: BRAWL Brothers; Breath of Fire; Demon's Crest; F-Zero Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics; Kirby's Dream Course; Kirby's Dream Land 3; Pilotwings Star Fox; Stunt Race FX; Super E.D.F. EARTH DEFENSE FORCE; Super Ghouls'n Ghosts Super Mario Kart; Super Mario World; Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island; Super Metroid Super Puyo Puyo 2; Super Soccer; Super Tennis; The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past There's also a special SNES Controller compatible with the Switch, available only for Nintendo Switch Online members. Now people can play Smash with an SNES controller. Tetris 99 is getting a free update: Tetris 99 Invictus, which is the next difficulty level up from Tetris 99 Maximus! There's some new skins, player icons, 2-player share battle where it's 2 humans against 97 computers. The update is available as of November 5 (yesterday), while all the content so far plus a Switch Online 12-month membership will have a physical release November 6 (today). Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will feature more events, including horseback riding, sport climbing, rugby 7s, Karate, skateboarding, badminton, surfing, and more. There's also retro 8-bit events, minigames, and a story mode. Daemon X Machina, the up-coming mech game, will have a free demo available now. All the content in the demo will carry over to the full game too. The demo also features four-player co-op, which is available over local wireless too. Full game available September 13. STAR WARS: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast. Enjoy the outdated graphics on the Switch on September 24. Lightning round! The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition. You have to track down a living weapon called the Child of Prophecy. All of the game's DLC content and expansions are included. October 15. Assassin's Creed: Rebel Collection. Contains Assassin's Creed: Black Flag and Assassin's Creed: Rogue. A two-in-one deal! All DLC included as well. December 6 Dauntless for the Switch will have lots of new content. 2019 release. Lightning round 2! Just Dance 2020. November 5, 2019 GRID Autosport. September 19, 2019 Farming Simulator 20. December 3, 2019 Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. September 20, 2019 NBA 2K20. September 6, 2019 Call of Cthulhu. October 8, 2019 The Outer Worlds. Coming soon. Devil May Cry 2. September 19, 2019 Vampyr. October 29, 2019 Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Nook Inc. would like you to sign up for the Deserted Island Getaway Package. Experience life on a deserted island. Relax and camp out. Your tent is complimentary. Your NookPhone is also complimentary, with pre-installed apps to help you with whatever you might need to know. Part of the Deserted Island experience is crafting your own tools and decorations. Luckily for you, Nook Inc. has staff on hand with a workbench to make things easier. You can sell things you find and don't want, and buy things from staff. There's also a Nook Miles program. Earn Nook Miles through a host of activities. Enjoy the scenery, even as the weather and seasons change. The night sky is particularly beautiful. You don't have to be the only one on the island. Connect to up to seven other players and invite them to your island, or visit theirs if you like. So enjoy the Nook Inc. Deserted Island Getaway Package on March 20, 2020. *offer not available in Hyrule, Cascade Kingdom, or Sanghelios. Nook Inc. is not required to compensate for any unexpected costs that may come up during your stay. And finally: Xenoblade Chronicles - Definitive Edition. Featuring smoother animation, cleaner art style, and, it seems, what looks like previously cut content. Enjoy traveling the vast land of Bionis on the Switch in 2020. But we're not done yet! Remember? We still have a Banjo & Kazooie showcase, presented by Mr. Sakurai himself. First, Sakurai gives a brief history on Banjo's games, including his actual origin in Diddy Kong Racing and his latest game, Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts, on the Xbox 360. Sakurai: So, if you want to play Banjo-Kazooie today, you can do so on Xbox. (background laughter) I know this is a Nintendo broadcast, but please, give the game a try. On Xbox. (more background laughter) Weird hearing Sakurai promote a rival company's games, but hey, it's funny. Onto the game itself, Smash has included ten tracks from Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie. From Banjo-Kazooie, we have original track Freezeezy Peak and remixes for the main theme, Spiral Mountain, Mumbo's Mountain, Treasure Trove Cove, Gobi's Valley, and Mad Monster Mansion. From Banjo-Tooie, there's a new remix for the Klungo battle, and the original tracks for the Mr. Patch battle and the Lord Woo Fak Fak battle (weird name, but okay, sure). A lot of Banjo and Kazooie's moves are based on moves from his home games, including his jump animations, though some of them are slightly tweaked to fit Smash a bit better. There's a lot of love in here. A note about their side special, Wonder Wing. It's an invincible charging attack, but it only has five uses per life, so if you use up all five and haven't died yet, you've lost an attack. Shields can resist it, and you can be grabbed out of it, but it's a good horizontal recovery move too. I should also note that Banjo and Kazooie have a second mid-air jump, and they can jump and air-dodge after using their up special. As for the stage, it's Spiral Mountain, of course. Below the main platform, there's a spiral pathway leading up to the top, so there's a lower platform that can change in height or side of the stage, affecting your recovery. There's also some smaller platforms that appear, and even a bridge to Grunty's lair when it's in the right position. The stage also has some cameos from other characters in the game: Grunty, Boggles, Mumbo Jumbo (for once not making a redstone video...heh, jokes), the Jinjos, some Buzzbombs, and even Tooty way down in the bottom of the stage. And in other news, it's the 5.0.0 update, available today. Home-Run Contest returns! It's the final new gamemode added to Ultimate (maybe; who knows what the future holds?). Now with new graphics; hit the sandbag hard enough, he'll go into space! It also includes 2-player mode. Mii Fighters' movesets can be customized as well, starting now. Previously submitted Mii Fighters can't be customized; so you'll have to re-upload them to allow this. Mii Fighter costumes: Goemon from Mystical Ninja Goemon. Mii Swordfighter. Proto Man from Mega Man. Mii Gunner. Zero from Mega Man X. Mii Swordfighter. Team Rocket Grunts from Pokemon Red & Blue. Mii Brawler. And... SANS? Sans from Undertale as a Mii Gunner costume! The Sans outfit also comes with a new music track: a remix of Megalovania from Undertale, made by Undertale creator Toby Fox himself. And we have the Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Snake amiibo set to release on September 20. As for Challenger Pack #4, we get to see a little bit of Terry's in-game model and moves too, plus a hint at the stage. To close it out, a word from Sakurai. "Finally, it was announced that we will be working on even more DLC fighters. To me, it feels like the finish line is sliding farther away. You may wonder 'How much longer can he be involved in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?' But I'm also excited. Adding more characters into the game means that more game worlds will be added to the series, and ultimately, that means there will be an even greater opportunity to delight the fans. At the same time, I feel that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is now representing so many characters and game worlds, that it's become an enormous game. Even if the Super Smash Bros. series continues moving forward, I doubt there will eve be an opportunity to bring this many characters together again. And so, I want to keep improving on this record as much as possible, and I will continue to work hard at developing the game. I appreciate your support. That's it for today. Thank you very much."
  11. Things That Are Just Annoying

    Why does the air conditioning always fail in the summer when it's needed? It never fails in the other seasons. Only summer. We moved to a new house and it still fails in summer.
  12. What Are You Watching?

    I'm at the theaters. Gonna watch Avengers: Endgame for my birthday. Oop, phones off gotta go bye!
  13. Life's great mysteries.

    I'll be honest: it never crossed my mind until like a half hour ago, and two seconds later I saw you'd already done it. Though on that note, I love how they made use of that in season 8.
  14. What Are You Listening To?

    I've never played Persona 5, and I don't have Super Smash Bros. Ultimate yet, but damn if "Last Surprise" isn't catchy. Lyrics, if the ones in the video are hard to read:
  15. Things That Are Just Annoying

    You're reading a website that has ads (say, Not Always Right). Suddenly, an ad way up at the top of the page changes, and the page scrolls way up to where the ad is, taking you far away from where you were actually reading.