Today’s Daily news: new DLC Fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to be revealed at the Game Awards, but also…
- Double Dragon: Neon
- Windjammers 2
- Yoiko x Super Mario Galaxy
- Nintendo Switch sales (China)
- Puzzle Game Creators @shmuplations
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Nintendo have announced that the next DLC Fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be revealed tonight, during the Game Awards. It’s not clear when that will be, but the show itself starts at 4PM PT / 7PM ET / 12AM GMT / 1AM CET / 9AM JST.
Source: Nintendo (Twitter)
Double Dragon: Neon
Majesco Entertainment have announced that they are bringing Double Dragon: Neon to the Nintendo Switch. It will be released on December 21st in North America, with Europe set to get the game in the following weeks.
Here’s a trailer, some details, and the list of key features:
On December 21, players will once again control totally radical martial artists Billy & Jimmy Lee on a weird, wild side-scrolling brawler to rescue their friend Marian from the clutches of the villainous magical skeleton Skullmageddon – he’s bad to the bone.
Players will punch, kick, and High Five their way through goon-packed city streets, haunted forests, secret labs, and even Skullmageddon’s barely-hidden SPACE DOJO. Take down legions of expendable but enthusiastic bad guys, including the frequently palette-swapped and reskinned Williams, the whip-cracking Linda, and legendary heavyweight Abobo. Tip the odds in your favor by collecting skill-enhancing retro mixtapes and mastering the Gleam system, turning perfect evasions into powerful counter-attacks.
Built from the ground up for co-op play, the bravest of martial artists can go solo, but Double Dragon: Neon is best with another hero on the couch. Don’t worry about your teammate ‘accidentally’ stealing all your power-ups either. Players can share health with a high five, or psych their partner out with a low five and steal some, if you’re feeling less than righteous.
- An 80s classic reimagined through the lens of neon nostalgia!
- Brawl through ten stages solo or with a buddy in local co-op.
- Time your dodges perfectly for stylish ‘Gleam’ counter-attacks.
- What game has a dedicated High Five button? This one!
- The greatest skeletal villain this side of ‘80s cartoons – Skullmageddon!
- All the bone-related puns you can stand! They’re very humerus!
- Punch all the things! Robots! A giant tank! Your own mutant clone!
- A toe-tapping, genre-hopping soundtrack by Jake ‘Virt’ Kaufman.
Double Dragon: Neon (Switch – eShop) comes out on December 21st in North America. No release date for Europe yet.
Source: Majesco Entertainment PR
DotEmu have confirmed that Windjammers 2 has been delayed to 2021. With just a few weeks left in 2020, it had become increasingly clear it would not be ready in time.
Here’s a message from the developers about the delay:
Windjammers 2 (Switch – eShop) comes out in 2021 worldwide.
Source: DotEmu (Twitter)
Yoiko x Super Mario Galaxy
Here’s the latest videos from Yoiko, once again featuring Super Mario Galaxy (from Super Mario 3D All-Stars):
Nintendo Switch sales (China)
Niko Partners have shared some sales data for the Nintendo Switch in China, where it’s doing surprisingly well. According to them, the console sold 1.3 million units this year alone (includes both “legal” and gray market sales): that’s twice as much as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One combined. Since launch, the console has sold nearly 4 million units in China.
Fun fact: Animal Crossing: New Horizons is quite popular in that country, even though it has not been officially released there. Lots of people end up getting the game on the gray market.
Another game that has proved really popular, but was officially released in China: Ring Fit Adventure. When pre-orders opened on JD.com and Tamll, the two sites had to temporarily suspens sales due to demand with tens of thousands of pre-orders placed.
Puzzle Game Creators @shmuplations
The latest translation from shmuplations is an interview of several puzzle game creators: click here to check it out!
Originally published in Game Hihyou magazine, this feature saw several key puzzle game creators reflecting on the essence of puzzle video game design and sharing the origin stories of several of the most fondly-remembered puzzles games of the late ’80s and ’90s, from arcade classics like Puyo Puyo, Puzzle Bobble, Columns and Magical Drop to the console-exclusive Panel de Pon, the Japan-only action-puzzle game Babel no Tou and even STG developer Cave’s little-played arcade puzzle game Uo Poko.