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Sonic Creators Bring Their New Game Balan Wonderworld To The Nintendo Switch Next March

Sonic Creators Bring Their New Game Balan Wonderworld To The Nintendo Switch Next March

One of the highlights of Nintendo’s latest Partner Showcase was the announcement trailer for Square Enix’s upcoming 3D action platformer, Balan Wonderworld. It confirms this new IP will be coming to the Switch on 26th March next year. If you missed the initial announcement back in July, it’s a game from Yuji Naka and Naoto Ohshima – best known as the creators of Sonic the Hedgehog. They also worked on the 1996 Sega Saturn game, Nights into Dreams, which this game seems to draw inspiration from. In the new trailer, we got a look at some of the dreamlike stages...

Nintendo’s Switch Online Service Now Has More Than 26 Million Subscribers

Nintendo’s Switch Online Service Now Has More Than 26 Million Subscribers

During its Corporate Management Briefing for September 2020, Nintendo revealed its online service for the Switch now has over 26 million paid users. Membership numbers have apparently grown alongside hardware sales at a steady pace, and spikes in sign-ups have been promoted by games featuring online play. It was also noted how the consumer base had “quickly adopted” the service in the two years since it had launched. As highlighted in the graphic below, the 2020 release Animal Crossing: New Horizons has played a big part – shifting more than 22 million units worldwide (as of August) and resulting in...

Random: Nintendo’s Latest Switch Update Blocked Some Inappropriate Nicknames

Random: Nintendo’s Latest Switch Update Blocked Some Inappropriate Nicknames

Nintendo rolled out its latest firmware update for the Switch yesterday (version 10.2.0) and while apparently all it did was improve the overall system stability to enhance the user’s experience, as always there’s a little bit more that’s been uncovered. According to the well-known data miner OatmealDome, some “bad” words – which we won’t repeat here – can no longer be used. The nickname “coronavirus” and “covid” are also no longer acceptable. Twitter user @Akfamilyhome captured a screenshot: nice system update #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/aG8eapVu7s— Akfamilyhome (@Akfamilyhome) September 15, 2020 GameXplain took a closer look at the before and after state and...

Cuphead Gets His Own Fast Food Toy Line At Arby’s Restaurants

Cuphead Gets His Own Fast Food Toy Line At Arby’s Restaurants

Fancy a launcher token? by Liam Doolan 2 hours ago Cuphead has come a long way since his initial release in 2017. He’s got a spirit event and Mii Fighter costume in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and has even signed a deal with Netflix. In an attempt to continue building the character’s profile, Cuphead developer Studio MDHR is now teaming up with the US fast-food chain “Arby’s” to release a special toy line. Here’s what the studio had to say about this collaboration, along with a look at the launcher token that’s available: It’s a good day for a swell...

Dark Horse Publishing Sonic The Hedgehog Encyclopedia In 2021

Dark Horse Publishing Sonic The Hedgehog Encyclopedia In 2021

Celebrating 30 years of the blue blur by Liam Doolan 8 hours ago Sega will be releasing a special Sonic the Hedgehog “Encyclo-speed-ia” next year to celebrate the blue blur’s 30th anniversary. Dark Horse is the publisher and Ian Flynn is the author. Flynn is head writer for IDW’s Sonic the Hedgehog comic series. This encyclopedia will include 256 pages, can be pre-ordered right now on Amazon for $50 USD and will arrive on 1st June 2021. Here’s the full rundown: Celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog’s 30th anniversary with a full-color hardcover historical retrospective that explores nearly every one of the...