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As we all know, Metroid Dread is out this Friday, 8th of October on Nintendo Switch.

All will be revealed soon if us lucky ones who pre-ordered it at the misprice of £26.99 on Currys (UK) website will have it honoured or not *fingers crossed*. There is still plenty of time to pre-order it, of course, at the normal price of £40+ on various other websites, including Nintendo and the eshop directly. I can’t wait to try this out. I’ve seen some footage from Nintendo Life playing it and it looks like it plays super buttery smooth, so roll on Friday. I’ve not played Metroid for ages so I’m really looking forward to picking this one up.

Are you picking this one up or giving it a miss? Let me know in the comments below.

If like me your addicted to Animal Crossing, you’ll be happy to hear that Nintendo just announced the upcoming series of FREE seasonal updates to our beloved Animal Crossing Franchise.

These updates will start from tomorrow, April 23rd, and continue all the way through to the end of June!. From Nintendos video, it appears updates include a whole range of expansions, events, new characters and experiences for the players to enjoy, full list below:

  • Treasure Trawler (Jolly Redd)

Jolly Redd will be patrolling the high seas and stop off at players’ islands randomly to sell off some of his unique art pieces and furniture items. If I’ve done my homework correctly, the player, if like last iterations of the game, will need to guess which piece of his art are REAL or FAKE. Buying a real piece of art will allow the player to donate this to the new museum expansion, the art gallery.

  • April 23rd – May 4th – Nature Day

Grab your watering cans and plant feeder ! Nature Day will be celebrated in game with lots of nook mile, nature-inspired, special challenges. Planting shrubs, flowers, trees, and watering flower beds and the like I’d imagine ! There may be some nice rewards too once all the challenges are complete, but we will need to find out !

  • Leif’s Garden Shop – Island Visitor

Expect regular island visits from Nature-boy, Leif, as he comes to offer some of his special saplins, flowers and other nature related goodies to plant around your island.

  • May 1st – May 7th – May Day Mystery Tour 

We may not be able to travel anywhere currently due to lockdown regulations amidst covid-19, however lets pack our virtual  weekend luggage, as AC players will be able to take a special nook miles flight to a new special island thats different from the usual ”mystery islands” your used to ! There are rumours there may be a special visitor there too, who could it be ?

  • May 18th – May 31st – International Museum Day

After receiving your special stamp card, players will earn in game rewards after collecting stamps on their museum stamp card.

  • June 1st – June 30th – Wedding Season

Looks like newlyweds Reece and Cyrus are at Harvey’s island, its your job to help take some wedding / anniversary photos of them. Players will be rewarded with wedding themed items during this event.

All in all a nice list of more animal crossing goodness ! Should keep players engaged and occupied enough during lockdown.

 

Nintendo’s eShop Summer Sale has just begun for the Nintendo Switch, 3DS and the Wii U (albeit x2 games on the WiiU).

If you thought Stranger Things 3 had a badass monster in it, wait until you check out this monstrous list (courtesy of Nintendo Life and Hot UK Deals)….

Some games are, in Nintendo fashion, still over priced but theres some great games at great prices on offer here – fire up your switches and 3ds’ and check them out.  Sale ends 25th July 2019.

Full Sale list below….

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E3 2019 is a wrap so let’s take a look of some of the awesome games we’ll be seeing real soon…

Microsoft

Microsoft had a decent enough E3 this year in fairness. I’m not quite sure I’m ready for next gen consoles right now, I am, but at the same time I still think this gen has still so much more to offer, especially after this years E3. Where does the time go. Anyway, Microsoft announced the next gen Xbox console, project scarlett capable of 8K gaming and playing some games at 120 fps. Let’s touch on some of Microsoft’s biggest E3 announcements.

Cyberpunk 2077: Release Date – April 2020 

Cyberpunk will eventually be available on PC, PS4 and XBOX but Microsoft really showed how awesome this game is going to be. NVIDIA is onboard with RTX for the game, so all you RTX GFX card owners will certainly be in for a treat.

The biggest surprise here was when Keanu Reeves rocked up onto the stage and we were all told Keanu, Mr John Wick himself, will be a character in the game called Johnny Silverhand. Cyberpunk 2077 is available to pre-order now and is set for release in April 2020.

Blair Witch Project

If you know me, you know I’m a horror game and horror movie junkie, I absolutely love scary stuff – especially games. PT on the PS4 (that was eventually pulled from the PS store), RESIDENT EVIL VR, Silent Hill, Outlast are some of my favourite horror games – so it’s no surprise saying I’m really looking forward to playing this new first person horror game, Blair Witch Project. Check out some of the development gameplay footage below:

 

Phantasy Star Online 2 – finally coming to the West and FTP ! 

This was massive for me…

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When scouring the internet this morning, what an amazing surprise to see that Level 5’s wonderful, RPG adventure, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch remaster is coming to PS4, PC and the Nintendo Switch at some point in the future.

I have the original on PS3 already and its sequel on PS4, and I can’t wait to get this masterpiece to add to the PS collection and also on the Switch. Everyone should remember how good this cell shaded bundle of joy was, couple this with the Nintendo Switche’s 720p screen and your going to have an amazing RPG available to you on the go, wherever you go.

Both the PC and PS4 versions of the game should add “improved graphics and performance” (4K perhaps ?!), whilst the Nintendo Switch port will be closer to the original last-gen release.

I’ve played many RPG’s on handhelds over the years and Ni No Kuni I’ve been wanting to play on a handheld for a long time (I’m aware there was a Japanese version on the DS). I only own this physically and digitally on PS3 so getting to play this on the Switch, or on the PS Vita via remote play will be very special indeed.

Fife’s biggest gaming day EVER is coming to Kirkcaldy!

Society Club Kirkcaldy, Battle Lounge Fife, Showcase VR and Press Start Gaming Scotland are bringing a day and evening of gaming like you’ve never seen before!

We will have:

A retro gaming area: multiple consoles and games from the past – PS1, N64, Dreamcast just to name a few. With games you’ll love such as Mario Kart 64, Crash Bandicoot and many many more.

Tournaments:

VR: We will have VR taster experiences with and array of games using the best tech in the field right now!

This will be an all day event with a session for kids and one just for adults from (with times to be agreed), Both sessions will have specific tournaments and activities!

There may be stalls with all Gaming Goodies!

Gaming Stalls will be also available.

Tickets will be £5: https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Kirkcaldy/Society/The-BIG-Fife-Retro-Gaming-Event/13525879/ 

Kids Session 10am – 3:30pm – Everyone attending (All Kids and Accompanying Adults) will pay £5, the reason is to make sure we don’t over crowd this event and know numbers in the building for health and safety.

Adults Ticket 4:30pm – 9:00pm – £5 for everyone attending.