The Nintendo Switch is a brand new Nintendo console releasing tomorrow (March 3rd, 2017) as of this writing and although it’s launch window line-up is a bit shaky (honestly REALLY shaky), there’s been a consensus at Nintendo that they have enough to keep us gamers occupied until the holiday season. But the game Nintendo has focused on most to carry their new systems launch is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Originally a Wii U game, BOTW (this will be the short-hand I use throughout the review) has been delayed numerous times, now it has become an introduction to Nintendo’s new system as well as a swan song for their struggling Wii U platform. The delays have come with promises of the series exploring new boundaries, and providing a highly polished experience.

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The name Butch Hartman might ring a few bells if you watched Nick over the years. From making a show about a young lad who has magical fairies that grant him wishes too letting the viewer explore a secret agent/spy show made up of talking animals, he has taken us on some really funny adventures. But what about when it’s time to get a bit more serious or have more action elements? The Fairly Odd Parents had moments where things get serious or action heavy but that wasn’t the main focus of the show.

A show having such a focus is unique, specifically for Nick which didn’t really have much action/superhero shows in the early 2000’s. Danny Phantom is Butch’s second television show on Nick and it lasted for three seasons. It follows the teenage boy of Danny who has the special ability to turn himself into a ghostly being. He uses this power to defend his home town from various spirits that cause havoc.

When it originally aired, it was a breath of fresh air for the network and really filled a hole that felt missing from it’s line-up of shows. But does the Phantom hold up in recent years? Or does it evaporate into a specter into the night? Lets grab our Fenton Thermos and try to catch some ghosts as we tackle the first season of this haunting show.

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Making a game is difficult as it takes time and talent to make a quality piece of software. Many studios have accomplished this over the years but one should be noted. Yacht Club Games went from a band new studio making a Kickstarter project to into one of the many faces making up indie game development this current generation. With the heroic knight embarking on various adventures across many platforms, having a cameo or two and getting new content to dig into this year…..I felt it was a good idea to discuss with the shovels behind the knight.

Sean Velasco of Yacht Club Games was kind enough to answer a few questions I had about the studio, Shovel Knight and other interesting topics. It was a great honor to speak with him and you can find out more about Yacht Club Games by visiting their official website.

Below is the full interview I had with Velasco and I hope you all enjoy! It was a lot of fun speaking with him and we at 3WIREL will continue covering everything Shovel Knight as further information comes out.

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Update: This title has a Nintendo Switch release, outside weaker graphics due to weaker hardware, the review for the most part applies to this version as well.

Update: This titles release list includes: Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Wii U, and Nintendo Switch.

Skylanders has been around for quite a few entries now, bringing with it dashing colorful worlds with characters filled with personality, and a controversial figure-dlc system that encourages teens and parents to grab as many toys as possible to experience all the variety in gameplay the series has to offer. It’s also one of Activision’s defining franchises, with a run time toward 5 years, and one of the most consistent franchises out in gaming today.

Skylanders Imaginators, the latest in the franchise, brings familiarity mixed in with new tricks, and a very special guest character who’ve no one has seen playable in a video game since 2010 (2011 internationally outside the U.S.) and that character is Crash Bandicoot. A franchise many have been asking to return to the video game scene. Which is why I parodied the title of this review to be similar to the first Skylanders entry: “Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure”

 

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On May 12th the dub for the Sun & Moon anime comes to Disney XD. I find it a bit strange that it’s coming out this late even tho the games have been out since November. Normally they would release the show around the same time as the games release. Better late than never I suppose. I strongly recommend checking this series out it’s pretty good.



 

The remake to the SEGA Master system game released today and in order to celebrate it DotEmu released this awesome new trailer

I always already looking forward to this game but man this new trailer makes me want it now.


Watch the full length reveal trailer for Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II from Star Wars Celebration.

Live the untold Star Wars story of Iden, an elite Stormtrooper, in an original single-player story. Battle on land and in space in an expanded multiplayer experience with iconic heroes and villains, thrilling space battles, and a deep progression and customization system.

Subscribe for upcoming Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II gameplay video’s: http://bit.ly/2oDLwKI

Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC

Release Date: November 17, 2017

More information via Wario64’s Twitter Thread (On-going)


Snake Pass has an incredibly interesting story behind it, and Alex was able to nab an interview with the man himself Seb Liese to talk about where the idea came from.


While Nathan Drake had is (seemingly) last adventure on the PlayStation 4, Ellie going on a dark adventure in Last of Us Part II in the future and the naughty Bandicoot having an N. Sane run this June…Naughty Dog’s legacy is front and center in the PlayStation 4 library. But one duo is missing…and while this isn’t a brand new adventure, games can play the iconic travels of JaK & Daxter on PlayStation 4.

Through using the PS2 on PS4 program, the four PS2 titles (Jak 1-3 & Jak X: Combat Racing) will be playable on PS4 through upscaled visuals and trophy support. This is strange though, considering Jak 1-3 already got proper remastered ports on PlayStation 3 a few years back (and a butchered port on PS Vita afterward), so the move of making the ISO’s of games playable on the PS4’s PlayStation 2 emulator strikes me as…lazy to be honest. They could have ported the series on to PS4 natively like how Uncharted and Last of Us got in the past.

Either way, it’s great the PS2 on PS4 program is still getting used for something and if you pre-order the upcoming DLC expansion for Uncharted 4, you can get Jak 1 as a free bonus.


Naruto is a major series, with it spanning many game releases. One sector of these games includes the Ninja Storm titles, which have impressed many through detailed visuals and fun combat. The games were locked to PlayStation 3 (Storm 1), Xbox 360 (Storm 2-3) and PC (Storm 2-3). Now, you can play all three games in one spot through a ‘Legacy’ collection on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in the near future. This even includes the most recent release and it’s major DLC expansion as well.

Press Release from Bandai-Namco Games

Leading interactive entertainment developer and publisher BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe today announces NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM LEGACY, which includes four titles from the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN series, spanning the entire NARUTO and SHIPPUDEN storylines.

With 16 million NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja® STORM games sold worldwide, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM LEGACY collects all four games: NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 1, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 2, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 Full Burst and NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 4 ROAD TO BORUTO into one epic remastered compilation. The set will also include an exclusive metal case, NARUTO art book, and bonus anime disc, making this the perfect addition for any fan of the NARUTO series. The collection will be available for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and PC via STEAM this Autumn 2017.

Along with this exciting announcement, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe also unveils the upcoming release of NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM TRILOGY containing the critically acclaimed NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 1, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 2, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 Full Burst. Revive the Storm with this exclusive collection of NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM titles ported digitally on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and PC via STEAM for this Autumn 2017. NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 1, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 2, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 Full Burst will also be purchasable individually in their digital version for PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC.

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM LEGACY will come this Autumn 2017 to PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and PC via STEAM®. NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM TRILOGY will come digitally this Autumn 2017 to PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and PC via STEAM.

 


When you play Lego City Undercover on the Nintendo Switch, you have a few options. You could either play it off the cart, or install it on the system’s internal memory. Does it help with loading? The above video indicates installing the game makes load times far shorter, which is helpful honestly. Having a game load fast for an open world adventure is great, more so if you play on the go.


Sonic Forces is going to launch later this year across Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC. Considering this, the game had a major spot in the most recent Nintendo Direct with new information and footage. Classic Sonic gameplay got shown off for the first time and we learned about a third possible character joining the hedgehog duo across this new adventure. The Classic Sonic footage is very interesting, as he is back at Green Hill Zone.

Granted this could be a section of a larger level (kind of how the Modern Sonic footage indicates the opening act blends city and Seaside Hill-style designs together), but it’s clearly in the ‘past’. My bet is that similar to Generations, the game opens with you running through Green Hill/Emerald Hill Zone before being sucked into the dark future Sonic & friends are fighting. Level design is a bit worrying though, as it looked automated. Classic Sonic in Generations while feeling different, had the spirit of the Genesis game level design. While it could have been just a small clip, it’s worrying Classic Sonic appears to have very linear level design.

We know nothing about the third character, but it’s nice to get a hint at to what they offer. Either way, it’s great we are finally hearing more about Sonic Forces.



Nintendo just had a major Nintendo Direct, which covered a lot of news for Nintendo 3DS and Switch software.  Ranging from updates for release dates on Splatoon 2 & ARMS to new information about third party software like Sonic Forces, it was a major direct that helped inform gamers that they will have plenty of Switch software to play in the coming months.

Below is a complete recap which Nintendo has provided via press release.

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