Today’s Daily Briefs: Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate announced for Europe and North America, but also…
- Blade Strangers
- Warriors Orochi 4
- Crystal Crisis
- My Hero One’s Justice
- Etrian Odyssey X
- Darkest Dungeon
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate
On Thursday, Capcom announced that Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (released as Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver.) was headed to Europe and North America. It will be released on August 28th in those two regions, and will be available both at retail and on the Nintendo eShop.
The game will be playable at E3, and will let players with a copy of Monster Hunter Generations on Nintendo 3DS transfer their save data (allowing them to continue their journey without having to restart from scratch).
Here’s all you need to know about the game:
The highly anticipated Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, the follow up to Monster Hunter Generations, marks the series debut on Nintendo Switch as an exclusive when it launches on August 28, 2018 for digital and physical retail purchase across North America and Europe. For the first time, gamers have the flexibility to play both local wireless and online multiplayer with up to three other hunters – whether playing at home on the big screen or on the go in handheld or tabletop mode.
Hunters can face off against the series’ largest roster of unique monsters in this nostalgic look back at the series’ beginnings and evolutions. Take on the role of a brave hunter on an adrenaline-fueled adventure challenging larger-than-life beasts. Completing quests will yield valuable resources for crafting countless distinct weapons and equipment fashioned after players’ defeated foes. Along their journey, hunters must defend each of the game’s four villages from major threats known as the Fated Four, plus an even more dangerous new Elder Dragon.
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate features a blend of classic gameplay and unique new twists, brand new explorable areas and monsters, plus returning fan-favorites like the lightning fast Zinogre and the stealthy long-tailed Nargacuga. This release introduces a new quest level called “G” rank that features even more formidable versions of familiar foes, truly testing experienced hunters’ battle tactics now with different moves and abilities never before seen in the wild!
For newcomers to the series, the gameplay features tons of powerful super moves called Hunter Arts that can be executed with a quick tap on the touch screen. Players can experiment and choose from six different Hunting Styles including two new ones called Brave Style, which rewards players with new moves for landing successive attacks; and Alchemy Style, a support style that grants the ability to create useful items on the fly during combat. Hunters are encouraged to explore and customize the experience between quests to discover their preferred, highly personalized playstyle.
Players of the original Monster Hunter Generations can transfer save data from the previous title to continue their journey in Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate.
Finally, here’s the North America boxart and some screenshots:
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (Switch) comes out on August 28th in Europe and North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!
Source: Capcom PR
Here’s the opening movie for Blade Strangers:
Blade Strangers (Switch) comes out this Summer, worldwide.
Warriors Orochi 4
On Thursday, Koei-Tecmo confirmed that Warriors Orochi 4 would indeed be released in Europe and North America, this Fall (which implies the Japanese release will also be this Fall!). The company also confirmed that, unlike Dynasty Warriors 9, the game would not be open-world, and would follow the usual story structure of Warriors games.
Here’s various pictures for the game:
Warriors Orochi 4 (Switch) comes out this Fall, worldwide. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!
Source: 4Gamer / Koei-Tecmo PR
This week, Nicalis announced yet another game for the Nintendo Switch: Crystal Crisis, a puzzle fighting game. Here’s all you need to know about it:
Do you like puzzles? Do you like fighting? Well, have we got a puzzle-based fighting game for you! An all-star cast of heroes has gathered to test their mettle in Crystal Crisis, a cute and chaotic new color-matching combat game for Nintendo Switch.
Crystal Crisis is presented like a one-on-one fighting game, but instead of pressing buttons to kick and punch, you arrange falling gems into matching colors to clear them from the screen and inflict damage on your opponents. It’s the ultimate puzzle battle throwdown!
The game has 19 different playable characters, including your favorites from Cave Story+ and The Binding of Isaac and many other surprise entrants. Each character has his or her own “home” stage, musical theme, unique special attacks and extensive voice-acted exclamations. Here are the ones you might recognize:
- Quote, Curly Brace and Ballos (from Cave Story+)
- Isaac (from The Binding of Isaac)
- Atom and Black Jack (from Tezuka Productions)
- Princess Solange (from Code of Princess EX and Blade Strangers)
- Aban, Tina and Jim Hawkins (from 1001 Spikes)
- President Thompson and a Zombie (from The Tempura of the Dead)
- Akuji (from Akuji the Demon)
- Knight (from Hydra Castle Labyrinth)
- Johnny Turbo (yes, the notorious TurboDuo spokesman)
Joining them will be four newly-created characters from some of our top-secret games in development. Three of these fighters will be appearing in Crystal Crisis for the first time anywhere:
- Helen—a noble warrior inspired by Greek mythology (she’s also in Blade Strangers)
- Hunter—a whip-wielding vampire killer
- Elise—a bat-winged gothic vampire girl
- Ninja—a mysterious and acrobatic shinobi
Crystal Crisis has a “burst gauge” that gets filled up when you match gems and unleash combos, and when you have enough burst you can unleash powerful special moves. Some are board-breaking attacks that leave your opponents in pieces, others are defensive moves that can repair or rearrange your own gem board. There’s also an innovative new “wrap-around” feature that lets you move a falling piece beyond the edge of the playfield to reappear on the other side. You can even divide it into two separate gems by allowing it to drop while the two halves are straddling the border!
A variety of different modes (including Arcade, Survival, Tag-Team and Training) accentuate the battle options, and of course there are local and online multiplayer modes that make it easy for you to play against friends, family members and Crystal Crisis warriors worldwide!
Crystal Crisis for Nintendo Switch will be available digitally and physically in Fall 2018 for $39.99. Like all of our previous retail games for Nintendo Switch, the launch edition of the physical version will include a full-color instruction booklet and a yet-to-be-announced bonus collectible (or two). Don’t miss it!
Finally, here’s some pictures:
Crystal Crisis (Switch) comes out this Fall, worldwide. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!
My Hero One’s Justice
Here’s the latest video clip for My Hero One’s Justice:
Today's forecast predicts a high chance of a METEOR SHOWER! Are you ready to go beyond your limits?
— Bandai Namco US (@BandaiNamcoUS) May 12, 2018
My Hero One’s Justice (Switch) comes out later this year, worldwide.
Etrian Odyssey X
Here’s a NPC voice clip for Etrian Odyssey X, and more precisely Vivian (the innkeeper, voiced by Nagatsuma Juuri):
— 世界樹の迷宮 広報 ＠世界樹X 発売中！ (@SQ_kouhou) May 11, 2018
Etrian Odyssey X (3DS) comes out on August 2nd in Japan.
Yesterday, Kadokawa announced that they would publish Darkest Dungeon in Japan. It will be released on August 9th in that region, and will be available at retail and on the Nintendo eShop.
Here’s some screenshots:
Darkest Dungeon (Switch) comes out on August 9th in Japan. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!