News: Netflix Producing Original, ‘Dark’ Castlevania Series, Launches In 2017

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Monday, February 13, 2017

"It's going to be dark, satirical..."

An animated series based on Konami's vampire slaying Castlevania franchise is coming to Netflix. Specifically an adaptation of Castlevania III, the first of a planned four seasons will begin later this year, with a second season on tap for 2018. The whole series is being produced by Frederator Studios of Adventure Time fame, and Warren Ellis will...

News: Skylanders’ 2017 Entry Officially Cancelled

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Concentrating on expansions for Imaginators instead

Activsion has confirmed there will be no new entry for the Skylanders franchise in 2017. In the midst of the company's latest financials, the Skylanders series of console games will be taking the year off, with a new mobile title being the focus instead. For now, new content will continue to be released for Skylanders Imaginators, including a...

News: Nintendo Download Highlights For February 9th

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Let them fight!

The month of love continues unabated with a tidy eShop update. The original Mario Vs. Donkey Kong on Game Boy Advance, the one that kick-started a spin-off series, hits the North American shop, as the rest of the line up consists of the cross-buy Plantera, a Parascientific Escape sequel, and more. Also out this week on 3DS is an anime adaptation...

News: Nintendo Switch Lacks Internet Browser, Focused On Gaming Instead

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The eShop will be functional on launch day, however

Nintendo hardware since the Wii has offered the inclusion of an internet browser, but not so with the Nintendo Switch. The upcoming hybrid console lacks an internet browser at launch. According to CEO Tatsumi Kimishima, the decision was made to keep the Switch a "dedicated video game platform" instead. "And in terms of the Internet browser, since...

News: ESA: E3 2017 Is Opening Its Doors To Public

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Early-bird tickets go on sale February

If you're a fan of the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo but can't go as a member of the press, the Electronic Software Association has the deal for you. The ESA will be selling Consumer Passes for the upcoming E3 expo in Los Angeles beginning Monday, February 13th. 15,000 tickets will be sold, but an allotment of 'early bird' passes will be...

News: EA Confirms Custom-Built FIFA 18 Coming To Nintendo Switch

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Not last year's edition, anyway

Publisher EA has confirmed that it is bringing FIFA 18 to the upcoming Nintendo Switch. Speaking with Gamereactor, EA's Peter Moore said, " are custom-building a FIFA version for the Nintendo Switch," due out later this year, launching alongside all other versions. Peter Moore further elaborated on the custom-built nature of the port, as it...

News: Feel The Love With Pokemon Go Valentines Event

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Too much pink

A new Pokemon Go event has begun, this one centered around the upcoming Valentines Day. From now until February 15th, players will see an increase in the number of "pink" Pokemon, double the candy, and lures will last six hours instead of an hour. Per Niantic's official blog: From February 8, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. PST to February 15, 2017 at 11:00...

News: Switch Superbowl Ad Nets Positive Interest, Hits 3.6 Million Views Online

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

A huge effort

Amid the 51st Super Bowl that aired on February 5th, Nintendo aired their much-vaunted first commerical for the Nintendo Switch in North America. Based on data collected by Ace Metrix, the Switch commercial had a positive impact among the viewing audience. For reference, here again is Nintendo's 30 second "Switch & Play" spot, which cost an...

News: Fire Emblem Heroes Downloads Top 2 Million, Generates $2.9 Million

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

A Gatcha monster

Fire Emblem Heroes, Nintendo's third mobile app release, has generated $2.9 million in revenue in its first 24 hours, and seen over 2 million downloads worldwide in the same time. As verified by tracking site Sensor Tower, this places it behind Super Mario Run and Pokemon Go in the same categories. Pokemon Go saw a significant $10.2 million on...

News: Yooka-Laylee Goes Gold, Switch Release Is Digital Only

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Launches on other platforms April 11th

The long-awaited Kickstarter success Yoo-Ka Laylee has finally gone gold, and a Switch version is not far behind. With the previously promised (and definitive) Wii U version cancelled, Kickstarter backers will have several options to chose from. Playtonic's Kickstarter page outlines these options, also confirming that the Switch port will be...