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Roguelike Action Platformer Risk Of Rain Launches On Switch Out Of The Blue

Surprise!

Out of seemingly nowhere, Hopoo Games’ acclaimed action-platformer Risk of Rain has launched on Nintendo Switch.

The announcement comes from the game’s official Twitter account (and from the eShop, where it now resides), which has let fans know that you can go ahead and give this one another play on Nintendo’s latest console. The game was initially funded through a Kickstarter campaign and launched on Steam back in 2013, going onto receive an awful lot of positive user reviews from players.

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Soapbox: Nintendo’s Excuses Regarding Cloud Saves Aren’t Good Enough

The onus is on Nintendo to find a way to combat cheaters.

Soapbox features enable our individual writers to voice their own opinions on hot topics, opinions that may not necessarily be the voice of the site. In this piece, Nintendo Life Operations Director Darren Calvert voices his opinion on the state of Switch cloud saves, and why Nintendo needs to solve the problem of cheaters rather than punishing the end user…


The Nintendo Switch Online membership launched yesterday and while many feel for the low asking price it delivers good value for money, there are undoubtedly some key areas in which it falls flat on its face.

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Police Arrest Teacher Who Got His Daughter To Steal “Gameboy DS” From Prize Machine

Learning about the law.

Earlier this week, we reported on a man in the US who got his daughter to climb into a Bandai Namco BarBerCut Lite cabinet so she could retrieve a number of Nintendo-themed prizes. At the time, a hostess in a restaurant opposite the machine who saw the entire act said the man ran off with multiple prizes including a “Gameboy DS” (reportedly a 3DS) and a brand new Nintendo Switch.

In the latest development, the 34-year old man has now been arrested and charged after he turned himself in at the local police department. He decided to surrender himself after a warrant was issued for his arrest. According to the source, he’s now been charged with theft, criminal trespass and child endangerment. One other alarming bit of information revealed is that he’s actually a teacher at a middle school. He’s now been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

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Embrace The Pirate Life When Don’t Sink Sails Onto Switch eShop Later This Year

Stay afloat.

Aspiring pirates can look forward to sailing the high seas this fall when Hitcents, in partnership with Studio Eres, brings Don’t Sink to the Switch eShop.

This colourful looking pixel title is described as a “sandbox-adventure-pirate-RPG” drawing inspiration from classic video games such as Sid Meier’s Pirates and Pirates of the Caribbean (the 2003 game based on the movie of the same name).

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Review: Velocity 2X – A Finely-Tuned Arcade Extravaganza That Will Seriously Test Your Talents

Faster than greased lightning.

In 1975, a Hungarian psychologist named Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (try pronouncing that one out loud) coined the term ‘flow’, referring to a state of mind in which one becomes so enchanted or focused on something that all sense of space and time outside of that focus point essentially seems to disappear. The state of flow is something to be strived for, and it can be found in virtually any circumstance once certain parameters are met, and this includes video games. If ever there were a game that embodies the concept of flow and could most reliably put a player into that state, it would be Velocity 2X, an enormously enjoyable arcade action title that absolutely seizes your attention and doesn’t let it go.

Velocity 2X puts you in control of Lt. Kai Tana, the strong-willed pilot of an experimental flying weapon called the Quarp Jet. After the final events in Velocity, which saw our brave heroine flying her jet into the heart of a black hole, Kai’s body has been partially replaced with bionic enhancements by her ship’s medical AI, and she finds herself in a strange galaxy ruled over by a cruel race of alien beings called the Vokh. Spurred on by a newfound friend and the desire to return to Earth, Kai embarks on a new adventure to discover the extent of her cybernetic abilities and help free a benevolent alien race from the iron fist of the Vokh. Although the plot isn’t exactly what we would describe as riveting, Kai’s journey nonetheless manages to entertain and occasionally hit on some emotional notes, providing a fitting context to the lightning-fast arcade action.

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Video: New Super Mario Party Trailer Shows Lots Of Footage And Strangely Coloured Joy-Con

Over four minutes of fun.

Nintendo has released a launch trailer for Super Mario Party – despite the game not actually launching for another couple of weeks – giving us a good, lengthy look at the all the fun on offer.

As well as showing footage of various minigames and boards that players will be exploring, the trailer also showcases how the single Joy-Con control scheme is used to full effect (with all sorts motion controls enhancing the party vibe). On top of this, we get a good, long look at the dual Switch options, where two Switch consoles can be placed side by side on a table to create one joint touchscreen.

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Excitebike Joins The Hamster Arcade Archives Collection On Switch Tomorrow

Screenshots contained within.

One of the more well-known titles from the NES era is Excitebike – a motocross racer developed and published by Nintendo back in 1984. If you’re wanting to relive the title once again you’re most certainly in luck, as a version of the game is arriving on Switch tomorrow (21st September) as part of Hamster’s Arcade Archives range.

We first heard about this title joining the collection last month, with Famitsu revealing the game to be a port of VS. Excitebike – the enhanced version of the game which added two-player races amongst other things. Confusingly, the release will actually be titled ‘Arcade Archives: Excitebike‘ (without the ‘VS’) so we’ll keep an eye out to see exactly which version we’re getting and update the article when possible.

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SNK 40th Anniversary Collection Adds Street Smart And Prehistoric Isle

More bang for your buck.

The SNK 40th Anniversary Collection for Nintendo Switch will include multiple titles from the Japanese veteran’s library of work. As the November release here in the west draws closer, another two games have now been introduced in trailer form as a part of the collection.

The first is Street Smart, a 1989 beat ’em up about throwing down the best fighting moves and claiming all the glory. Players can move and fight in eight directions, with two unique fighting styles on offer. There is also the option to select from the “Karate-man” or a wrestler. Prehistoric Isle was released in the same year and is about two pilots who must explore an island where many planes have disappeared. It’s essentially a horizontal shoot ’em up that promises to take players on an adventure through the land of the dinosaurs.

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Take Care Of Your Own Island When Summer In Mara Sails Onto Switch In 2019

Fulfill your destiny.

If you’ve ever wanted to look after your own island, Summer in Mara could be the game for you. Arriving on the Switch in 2019, developer Chibig Studio describes the game as a single-player summer adventure.

You’ll take care of your own island, farm the land and craft new tools all for survival purposes. You can then set out on the high seas in your very own boat and travel to new islands, meet new characters and find hidden treasures.

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Hackers Are Already Uploading Additional Games To The Switch NES Library

Here we go again.

The NES library associated with Nintendo Switch Online has just been released and already hackers have found a way to upload additional titles to the service.

According to reports from Kotaku, the NES emulators on the Switch and the NES Classic function in a similar way – making it possible for hackers with modified systems to easily add more NES games to the Switch service.

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