Review: Floor Kids

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

As my Switch library’s grown I started to feel like something was missing. Every one of my favorite genres was represented in some way except for one crucial piece: a rhythm game. There were options, sure — and nothing against them — but it wasn’t until Floor Kids threw down…

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Project Octopath Traveler music recording now complete

Author: Tom Brown
Categories: News, Switch

Square Enix’s upcoming Nintendo Switch exclusive Project Octopath Traveler is already shaping up to be a very unique yet nostalgic experience, blending modern lighting and effects with classic pixel art. Even the music seems to be poised to reflect this, keeping the bombastic melodies of classic JRPGs but performed by…

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Nintendo Wiretap (12/18/17)

Categories: Mobile, News, Retro, Switch

Please understand: This newest edition of the Nintendo Wiretap does not include the video version. The video, however, will return this Wednesday. Look forward to it, and more, this week! Welcome to the Nintendo Wiretap! Each day the team here at Nintendo Wire works tirelessly to bring you the best,…

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Square Enix puts together Final Fantasy Fan Tribute video

Author: Tom Brown
Categories: Retro

A few months ago, Square Enix started accepting submissions for a Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary Fan Tribute video, with a focus being on the now-iconic Opening Theme from the original NES game. Now, on the exact anniversary of its release, the company has uploaded the full compilation. It’s a bit…

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Review: Brawlout for Nintendo Switch

Author: Bryan Finch
Categories: News, Reviews, Switch

I’m a huge fan of indie games that attempt to replicate a beloved series or genres. Games like Planet Freedom or Yooka-Laylee reflect the feeling of a bygone era for fans who want to relive some of their favorite, yet obsolete experiences. Other indie games, like Skullgirls, are made by…

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Eiji Aonuma confirms new Zelda is being worked on

Author: Bryan Finch
Categories: News, Switch

This should come as no surprise, given how long it takes to make Zelda games, but in the brand new Master Works book for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, series producer Eiji Aonuma confirmed that the next Zelda game is currently in development. Work on Breath of…

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Reflecting on Final Fantasy’s legacy for its 30th anniversary

Author: Tom Brown
Categories: Retro

Thirty years ago today, a scrappy young company called Squaresoft released “Final Fantasy” for the Famicom. Clearly inspired by tabletop titles like Dungeons & Dragons, it was one of the first video game RPGs to take the world by storm, letting players adventure through unfamiliar lands, meet friendly faces and…

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