ARMS Doesn’t Require Motion Controls

In all the promotional material for Nintendo’s upcoming fighter, they make it seem as you can only play ARMS using motion controls. However, this doesn’t seem to be the case. In a recent interview with Edge Magazine, ARMS’ producer talked about a more traditional control scheme for the game. This is great news for those hoping to play the game more casually or in handheld mode. Check out the full interview here.

“The true feel of ARMS comes when you’re holding both Joy-Con controllers in the Thumbs-Up grip. You can throw punches from each hand with real precision as you dash or jump around, allowing for a lot more depth for your fighting style. It’s possible to throw a straight punch as a feint for your first blow, then curve your second punch to where your opponent runs to. But ARMS doesn’t require you to use motion controls. I hope people will pick the play style that suits them.”

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Nintendo Talks About Splatoon And Its Sequel

One game that everyone is looking forward to on the Nintendo Switch this summer is the sequel to the mighty Splatoon. UK publication EDGE magazine managed to catch up with Splatoon 2 Producer Hisashi Nogami who has discussed a number of things including the popularity of the ink-based shooter as well as the new Salmon Run mode for the game.

Why Splatoon was so successful… 

“We felt that one of the biggest reasons so many people played Splatoon was because even at a glance it looked like a lot of fun. Even just watching over someone’s shoulder, looking at the screen while they play, you can tell what’s going on and know what you’ll need to do. It makes you want to reach out your hand and tell them to give you a turn. But of course, the real fun of Splatoon comes once you start. It makes you want to get better and to become a stronger player. I think that’s why so many players enjoyed the game. We’ve heard from people saying they’ve never been so engaged in a game since their childhood. We’ve even heard from parents who told us they’ve started playing after seeing their child play and became hooked.”

On the relative lack of new Splatoon 2 information… 

“We don’t want to go ham-fistedly giving out new information only to cause confusion. Instead we’d like to introduce things one by one, once we’re in a position to be able to properly convey them. In this new game, players will again be able to enjoy seeing the game grow and expand over time, while having fun with the new weapons and special weapons as well as the new modes and play styles. There’s plenty of value even for people who had the last game.”

Further details on the Salmon Run mode… 

“The higher the player’s skill level, the more difficult the missions they can challenge themselves to. The Inklings already work so well as action characters that we felt there was the possibility of further broadening Splatoon’s scope as an action game. We also wanted to add depth to the world that the Inklings inhabit. We developed Salmon Run with both of those aims in mind.”

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The Composer Of Deus Ex And Unreal Is Working With Retro Studios

We haven’t heard much about the beloved Retro Studios for quite some time however news has emerged today that Alexander Brandon, who is the composer of Deus Ex and Unreal, is now working with the company. Brandon wouldn’t give away any secrets but he did say that “work is incredibly exciting and the team is awesome.” Brandon has also worked on Tyrian, Jazz Jackrabbit 2, Thief: Dark Shadows, Neverwinter Nights 2, Dust: An Elysian Tail, Alpha Protocol, and Torment: Tides of Numenera. So he’s undoubtedly a good hire. We should hopefully hear about Retro Studios next project at E3 in June.

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Video: Here’s The Ever Oasis Intro Trailer

Nintendo has uploaded a brand new trailer for Ever Oasis, which will release on the 3DS in Japan on July 13th and in the rest of the world on June 23rd. The trailer explains the back story to the game’s events and tells people the basics on what they will do in the game. The latter also includes a montage of gameplay. If you want to see the trailer for yourself, we’ve included it for you down below, so feel free to check it out.

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Woah Dave! Successor Space Dave! Is Coming To Nintendo Switch

Space Dave!, the spiritual successor to Woah Dave!, is coming to Nintendo Switch. According to developer Choice Provisions, the game will soon be released on Nintendo’s latest console – though a specific launch date has yet to be announced. Space Dave! tasks you with defending your ground against an alien onslaught by protecting your terrain from their endless arsenal of weapons. If you manage to survive long enough, you might be able to build up your own arsenal and collect enough power-ups to turn the tides against your would-be alien captors.

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Russia Will Not See An Episode Of The Simpsons That Spoofed Pokemon GO

An episode of The Simpsons that aired in the USA not too long ago contained a very blatant reference to the Pokemon GO mobile game. However, one country in particular is not pleased about the episode, and it has resulted in a refusal to air the episode there. Russian TV station 2×2, which airs The Simpsons, cancelled their airing of the episode, which is called “Looking For Mr Goodbart”. The reasoning they gave is that they say the episode “could compromise the network and cause controversy”.

The criticism is related to a scene in the episode where Homer Simpson heads into a church to search for “Peekimons” for his mobile game “Peekimon Get”. This is controversal in Russia because of similarities to an incident in September 2016 where a Russian blogger, Ruslan Sokolovsky, was arrested for playing Pokemon Go in a St. Petersburg church. Sokolovsky’s trial, based on charges of “insulting the feelings of believers”, is currently ongoing. He could face a potential 3-5 year prison sentence. Because of this, the majority of the criticism directed towards the episode came from church officials, including archpriest Andrei Novikov and officials from the Russian Orthodox Church, whom were quoted by Russian news agency TASS. This criticism is what ultimately led 2×2 to refuse airing the episode.

If you want to see the Pokemon GO spoof for yourself, we’ve included the video for you down below.

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Filed under: Nintendo, Pokemon Tagged: Nintendo, pokemon go, Simpsons

Nintendo Minute: Fire Emblem Echoes Limited Edition Unboxing

Those lucky folks over at Nintendo Minute always get to try out or unbox the latest stuff and their latest video is no exception. This time around Kit and Krysta unbox the Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Limited Edition. The Limited Edition includes a artbook, pin set, sound selection CD and the game. You can purchase Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia on May 19th.

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