Episode 90: SMASH

We’re back after a small break after Kaz went to Sweden and Kyle to Disneyland.  Kyle plays more games that people don’t know about, Ittle Dew 2+and WonderBoy: The dragon Trap. Kaz get frustrated at Persona 4 and visual novel style games.  William talks about his past week playing Shadows of Valencia.  In the news we get excited over the Nintendo Direct announcements, especially for the new Smash game! We also discuss the odd back and forth of rumors around Diablo 3 on the Switch, Monster Hunter world’s success and bid farewell to the PS Vita.  We wrap up the show with a positive twist on the state of women in games for International Women’s Day, come pause with us!

Game Announcements, Rumors, and Upcoming/Recent Stuff

Nintendo Direct!

  • Bowser’s Inside Story remake
  • Detective Pikachu
  • Luigi’s Mansion port
  • Kirby Star Allies
  • Okami HD
  • Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido
  • Octopath Traveler 7/13
  • Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes
  • Dark Souls Remastered – Solaire amiibo!
  • Mario Tennis Aces. It’s apparently a fighting game? And looks good? And there’s a tournament?
  • Captain Toad Treasure Tracker
  • Undertale
  • Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy
  • Little Nightmares Complete Edition
  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole
  • Japan Exclusive: Phantasy Star Online 2 port
  • Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition
  • ARMS Online Open tourney
  • Splatoon 2 3.0. You can get RANK X
  • Splatoon 2 Octo Expansion
  • SMASHHHHHHHHHHH

 

Other things

 

Microsoft is copying Nintendo Directs with Inside Xbox, a monthly show about stuff they’re doing/releasing.

Neat. https://www.destructoid.com/xbox-has-a-new-show-that-s-partially-dedicated-to-revealing-news-492898.phtml

 

Monster Hunter World is officially Capcom’s best selling game ever.

I can’t wait to see what they can do with a bigger budget and further streamlining. I’m excited for the future of the series!

http://www.capcom.co.jp/ir/english/news/html/e180305.html

 

Sony is getting rid of PS3 and Vita games in PS+ as of March 2019.

So goodbye Vita!

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