Major Splatoon 2 Updates Add New Stages, New Modes and New Ways to Splat
Keep the Game Fresh with Free Updates Coming Nov. 23 and Mid-December
REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 21, 2017 – Nintendo continues to roll out additional content for the Splatoon 2game for the Nintendo Switch system, and is now releasing two free software updates with a ton of new content and a new way to play. The first free update hits on Nov. 23 and adds a new stage for Salmon Run, new gear and new hairstyles for Inklings, as well as many other features, with additional new battle stages rolling out beginning Nov. 24. The second free update will be available mid-December and introduces a frantic new Ranked Battle mode called Clam Blitz, which involves picking up clams around the stage and trying to throw them into your opponent’s basket.
“These free new additions to Splatoon 2 deliver surprises to fans to keep the fun going,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “This new content significantly expands the game and provides a great value for players, regardless of whether they purchased it on launch day or have it on their holiday gift lists.”
The two free updates include the following content:
Nov. 23 Update
Four New Battle Stages: While four new battle stages are coming to Splatoon 2, they won’t all be available immediately after downloading the update. Like with previous additions, the stages will roll out over the subsequent weeks, giving players new surprises as they play throughout the holiday season and beyond. The first new battle stage, MakoMart, will be available to play on Black Friday, Nov. 24, with Shellendorf Institute, Walleye Warehouse and Arowana Mall coming soon. The new MakoMart stage is a giant superstore-style stage, so what better time to play than on Black Friday! Shellendorf Institute is new to the series, while Walleye Warehouse and Arowana Mall are popular stages returning from the original Splatoon game.
New Salmon Run Stage: Fan-favorite multiplayer mode* Salmon Run is getting a new stage. After downloading the update, Salmonid Smokeyard will be added to the stage rotation. In Salmonid Smokeyard, a wide gap on the beach divides two upper platforms, with fan lifts being the quickest way to traverse the two platforms. Teamwork is required to use the fan lifts effectively.
New Gear: Approximately 140 pieces of gear are being added to Splatoon 2. These include shoes, headgear and clothes, like a motocross mask, and additional winter clothing (perfect for the cold weather!), as well as returning items from the original Splatoon game.
New Battle Music: Two new bands have been gaining popularity in Inkopolis! The punk-flavored Bottom Feeders and classically trained avant-garde-style Ink Theory are contributing new songs to the already music-rich game.
New Hairstyle: When customizing an Inkling, four new hairstyles will be available to choose from – two each for female and male characters.
Higher Level Caps: Currently, players are maxed out at Level 50. After downloading the update, the new maximum level will be raised to 99. If players talk to Judd when they reach Level 99, they’ll have the option to reset their level display to Level ★1 so they can continue raising their level.
New amiibo Functionality: Tapping a compatible amiibo figure after the update will let players take and share in-game photos in preset locations in Battle Stages, in addition to being able to take photos in Inkopolis Square. Players can also add fun filters to their images.
Convenient Gear Swapping: Players that want to change gear between battles in Regular Battle, Ranked Battle and Splatfest Battle (Solo) won’t have to exit to the lobby anymore! After downloading the update, gear can be swapped out without leaving the match room, making it quicker to get back to splatting. For Regular Battle, this also means players can play the next battle with the same players.
Clam Blitz: In Clam Blitz, competing Inklings are tasked with collecting clams scattered around the stage. After one is picked up, the clam follows the player. The objective is to throw the clam into the basket near the opponent’s base. The first team to score 100 points wins! But, of course, this being the fiercely competitive world of Splatoon 2, things are not as easy as they seem. The baskets are protected by a barrier, which much be destroyed first. After collecting 10 clams, the player will earn a Power Clam. These super-powered clams are the key to breaking the barrier, so strategy will definitely be involved in which clams are used to destroy the barrier and which are used to earn points. Not to mention the extra-satisfying opportunity to steal opponents’ clams by splatting them…
Splatoon 2 is now available in stores, for digital purchase on the official website or in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch at a suggested retail price of $59.99. The upcoming software updates are both free and can be downloaded starting on Nov. 23 and in mid-December. For more information about the game, visit http://splatoon.nintendo.com/.
*Additional games and systems are required for multiplayer mode, and are sold separately.
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Onward to Victory! -- Valkyria Chronicles 4 is Mobilizing for Deployment in the West for the PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch™, and Xbox One™ in 2018
Learn About the Inspirations Behind the Game and the Journey of Squad E in the New Trailer!
IRVINE, Calif. -- Nov. 19, 2017 -- Soldiers, strategists, and commanders--the call has come in from the front lines. It's time to rejoin the fight! The beloved Valkyria Chronicles series makes its grand return westward in 2018 with Valkyria Chronicles 4, a new mainline chapter in the saga for PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch™, and Xbox One™. Return to a continent ravaged by conflict with a familiar-yet-refined tactical RPG battle system, a vibrant and evocative art style that portrays a living canvas of watercolors, and a gripping World War II-inspired story full of momentous triumphs, heartbreaking loss, and unexpected hope for the human spirit.
It is the year 1935 EC...
The continent of Europa is engulfed in the flames of the Second Europan War between the Atlantic Federation and the Autocratic Eastern Imperial Alliance. Although the Federation struggles valiantly against the Empire's forces, the relentless imperial military machine threatens to consume them. With victory slipping away, the Federation executes Operation Northern Cross: a last-ditch attempt to capture the imperial capital and end the war.
Commander Claude Wallace and his loyal childhood friends in Squad E are sent to fight for the desperate operation's success, but they will have to endure harsh bone-chilling elements, waves of imperial soldiers, and the terrifying Valkyria... and unravel a grave truth that will shake them to the core.
Valkyria Chronicles 4 Features:
A Coming-of-Age Story in a Time of War - Valkyria Chronicles 4 takes place in the same timeframe as the original Valkyria Chronicles, but focuses on a whole new cast of main characters. Players will take command of the eager, young Commander Claude Wallace, engineer/heavy weapons extraordinaire Riley Miller, hotheaded Darcsen Raz, ice-cold ace sniper Kai Schulen, and more. Together, they will experience the painful realities of war--but will the bonds of Squad E's friendships survive the frozen battlefield?
The Next Generation "BLiTZ" Battle System - The part overhead turn-based strategy, part RPG, and part real-time 3rd person shooter "BLiTZ" battle system returns to the field. New features include an explosive new class called the Grenadier, numerous offensive/defensive battleship support options, chances for a unit to have a "Last Stand" action before death, and more. Plus, fight the imperial threat with more units on larger-scale maps than ever before.
CANVAS Aesthetics - The series' signature hand-drawn visual style is back and overhauled for the newest generation. Inspired by watercolor compositions, the CANVAS Graphics Engine blends visual elements of reality and imagination to create an expressive world filled with colorful emotions. Watch the journey of Squad E unfold like an interactive painting!
The Return of a Legendary Composer - The illustrious Hitoshi Sakimoto, original composer of the Valkyria Chronicles series and countless other emotional epics, returns to provide a sweeping orchestral soundtrack for the game.
Valkyria Chronicles 4 will be available on PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch™, and Xbox One™ platforms in the Americas and Europe in 2018. The game is not yet rated by the ESRB. Please visit the official website for more information: http://valkyria.sega.com/new.
Learn about the inspirations behind Valkyria Chronicles 4 and the story in the new trailer! Download links below.
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According to the NPD Group, which tracks U.S. video game sales, the Nintendo Switch system was the No. 1 video game hardware in October, followed by the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition system in the No. 2 spot. When combined with the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, Nintendo systems accounted for two-thirds of all video game hardware sold in the United States for the second month in a row. The U.S. video game industry achieved hardware sales of more than 1 million total units in October for the first time since 2011.
In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo Switch console, the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in any Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Account.
Customers in the U.S. and Canada ages 18 and older can also link a PayPal account to their Nintendo Account to purchase digital games and content for the Nintendo Switch system both on-device and from the Nintendo website. Once the accounts are linked, users may also use PayPal as a payment option when buying digital content for the Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family systems from the Nintendo website.
The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel.
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
eShop on Nintendo Switch
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Winner of more than 200 Game of the Year awards, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an open-world masterpiece where you can be anyone and do anything. And now, with the power of the Nintendo Switch system, you can play it anywhere – at home or on the go. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim brings to life a complete virtual world for you to explore any way you choose, including features new to this version of the game like using motion controls and outfits and gear from compatible Legend of Zelda series amiibo figures (sold separately).
Battle Chef Brigade – In the fantasy realm of Victusia, the members of the elite Battle Chef Brigade are revered for their ability to skillfully take down monsters and transform their kills into delicious cuisine. But being a part of the Brigade isn’t easy: Chefs from across Victusia must vie for their spot in a high-stakes competition. Follow two contestants, Mina and Thrash, as their journeys through the tournament unfold. In order to become a Brigadier you’ll need to hunt monsters with combo-based attacks and prepare your freshly caught ingredients in puzzle-based cooking challenges to serve up winning dishes to the judges – all while the round clock ticks down. The Battle Chef Brigade game will be available on Nov. 20.
"KARNOV'S REVENGE" is a fighting game released by Data East in 1994. Thirteen combatants have once again gathered to compete in the Great Grapple. The Weak Point system allows for enjoyable and deep combat.
The "ACA NEOGEO" series has faithfully reproduced many classic NEOGEO masterpieces.
Players can change various game settings such as game difficulty, and also reproduce the atmosphere of arcade display settings at that time. Players can also compete against each other from all over the world with their high scores.
Please enjoy the masterpiece that built a generation for video games. (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Antiquia Lost - An authentic RPG of a journey with a girl made of slime! Enjoy fluid 2D turn-based battles!
Antiquia Lost is a fantasy RPG featuring beautiful 2D turn-based battles. Become the master of the battlefield by using the characteristics of the three tribes, Fai, Ruta and Eeth.
The half-slime heroine, Lunaria, eats gems to grow and even mimic monsters' powerful attacks. Customize the heroine as you wish to deal with strong enemies!
The game offers a variety of achievements and elements, from weapon refining to harvesting items! Don't miss out the challenges that await during the quest and on the arenas.
Edelstein, a world inhabited by three tribes, was a site of the Great Battle in the past. Today, the world is at peace due to the three tribes' cooperation. But dark clouds are gathering over the future of the world that everyone thought would go on for ever... It's time for Bine and his friends to discover the truth of the history of the world (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today - "Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today" tells the story of Michael, a man with no past, who must recover his identity and decode the two events that brought the world to the edge of collapse. The first one is the so-called "Great Wave," an inexplicable chain of natural disasters. The second is a pandemic that has turned humans into "the Dissolved," infected beings with special cognitive powers whose sick bodies will eventually dissolve into blood. If Michael doesn't hurry, he won't be able to avoid the impending moment of "dead synchronicity" when Time itself starts to dissolve.
As players, you're going to find space-time distortions, concentration camps, supernatural phenomena, gruesome deaths, hard-to-solve puzzles and, all in all, a bloodstained challenge. (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Nov. 21
Ginger: Beyond the Crystal - A world destroyed by a crystal explosion, a mysterious threat hanging over its inhabitants, and a goddess who creates a hero.
This is Ginger: Beyond The Crystal. The towns are devastated and their inhabitants disappeared, but there is still hope. Ginger must reestablish the connection with the goddess by purifying corrupted crystals that have spread throughout the worlds. It won’t be easy; the worlds are full of enemies and traps across 15 different levels. Luckily, you will not be alone. Some characters will give you special abilities that will help you solve puzzles and defeat your enemies. There are three different worlds to discover, each one with its own enemies and incredibly fun bonus levels to test your skills.
3 worlds to repopulate
15 levels of adventures and platforms
15 hidden bonus levels to probe your skills
An epic soundtrack right out of your dreams
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Nov. 17
Use this power to help a mechanical bird complete its extremely important mission of collecting the knowledge about a mysterious green world. This is not an easy task, as the bird moves on its own, and you cannot stop it. Control time to activate and deactivate various mechanisms, to make sure the bird reaches the cage without dying.
The game features fifty carefully designed levels. You will need to make your way through a hostile world - the blades of windmills will slice the bird, pistons shall squash it and spiked gates are going to crush it. Control time to deactivate traps and activate the steam generators that will change your movement direction. Find one of many ways to the end of each level. Plan your route and show your reflex skills to get through the most difficult paths and gather all the gears.
50 levels full of dangers
controlling time and thus influencing the environment
many different paths to the destination
a unique green graphical style
soul jazz soundtrack
power-ups (immortality, slow flight, etc.).
150 gears to collect
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Nov. 17
Lumo - A true love letter to the golden age of gaming!
A modern take on the long-lost isometric platform genre, Lumo can be enjoyed by anyone looking for an absorbing, challenging and rewarding adventure. But for those who lived through the golden age of videogames – the 80s and early 90s – or know about the games and culture from that time, layer upon layer of nods, winks and touches to those times help build upon an experience that’s as heart-warming as it is exciting!
With over 400 rooms across four unique zones, six hidden mini-games and all kinds of secrets to uncover, Lumo is a true voyage of discovery. How much you discover just depends on how hard you look
Witness the rebirth of a genre in Lumo – a classic isometric adventure with a modern twist for gamers young and old alike! (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Xenoraid - Classic shooter action with modern features!
Experience dynamic shoot'em up action with no level memorization
Switch between four fighters in the heat of combat
Manage your squadron with weapon and tech upgrades
Master advanced shooting mechanics like fighter tilting and weapon heat
Fight through a Campaign mode with more than 40 missions and four boss fights
Compete in three endless Survival stages with online leaderboards
Play all game modes in 2-4 player local co-op
Xenoraid is an exciting shooter game with classic action and modern features. Intercept the alien threat in missions that play out differently every time. Pilot skillfully to line up devastating bursts of fire. Switch between four fighters during combat to bring in the best weapons for each situation. Upgrade, repair and enhance your squadron between missions. Bring down huge alien capital ships in hectic bossfights. Put your skills to the ultimate test in three endless survival missions with online leaderboards. (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Nov. 17
For the first time on Nintendo Switch, drive through an authentic world of cars with Gear.Club Unlimited. Get behind the wheel of the most incredible cars from the most prestigious manufacturers.
Race through over 400 challenging races. Learn to master the controls of the world's fastest supercars and collect them in your garage: you can customize and tune them across the numerous workshops, then take them to the race track for the win!
Challenge your friends, competing among up to 4 players on the same screen, or beat their times online. (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Nov. 21
"Some of the most memorable moments in a shoot-em-up in years" – GameSpot
Exclusive to the Ultimate Edition on Nintendo Switch:
Play with a friend in Copilot Mode
HD Rumble effects let you truly feel the action
More achievements: 48 and counting
Loads faster, plays smoother, tweaked to perfection
Pilot your spider tank as it runs, jumps and shoots its way through hordes of mechanical enemies on land, underwater, in zero gravity and even on a moving train.
RIVE is a modern ode to classic shooters, pumping megapixels at a deliciously smooth 60 frames per second!
Hack and control your enemies
Upgrade your special attacks, armor and loot magnet
Quirky story featuring robot butlers, space loot and clean teeth
Daily Challenges and infinite Battle Arenas
Speedrun and Single-Credit modes
Online leaderboards for all modes and missions
RIVE is Two Tribes’ last game ever, so we hope you appreciate this Ultimate Edition as much as we appreciate our loyal Nintendo fans… that’s YOU! (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Nov. 17
Blast your way through insanely spectacular battles in this hard, fast & hilarious action game. Better than ever on Nintendo Switch™!
SUPERBEAT: XONiC - Experience SUPERBEAT: XONiC, the new music game sensation! Play your way through 68 unique songs and unlocks tons of hidden rewards and items! (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Nov. 21
VVVVVV - Every Section Has an Equal and Opposite Reflection
It’s the game that'll have you walking on the ceiling and looking up at the floor! VVVVVV is a challenging 2D action/platformer with one deceptively simple gameplay mechanic: Without the ability to jump, Captain Viridian must rely on inverting gravity to advance through hundreds of rooms and solve the puzzles he encounters therein.
This love letter to the days of 8-bit home computer games features amazing retro gameplay, a genuinely classic visual aesthetic and an earworm chiptune soundtrack created by Swedish musician Magnus Palsson.
Open-world environment with six unique areas
20 collectable trinkets scattered throughout the massive game world
Abundant checkpoints to reduce the chances of having to repeat areas you've already cleared
Multiple game modes, including Time Trials and No Death Mode
New local cooperative multiplayer mode
Silky smooth frame rate (60 fps)
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Nov. 17
MXGP3 – The Official Motocross Videogame - Experience all the adrenaline of Motocross with the official Championship’s only videogame! MXGP3 - The Official Motocross Videogame offers the most involving game experience ever, with completely new gameplay. Race on 18 official tracks and in the MXoN with all riders and bikes from the 2016 MXGP and MX2 seasons and be the first to experience the thrill of riding one of the 10 2-strokes available! Render your rider and your bike unique, with more than 300 official components for a complete customisation! (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Nov. 21
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
Pokémon Ultra Sun / Pokémon Ultra Moon – A new light shines on the Alola region! Take on the role of a Pokémon Trainer and unravel the mystery of the Legendary Pokémon Necrozma’s two new forms: Dusk Mane Necrozma in the Pokémon Ultra Sun game and Dawn Wings Necrozma in the Pokémon Ultra Moongame. You can encounter and battle 400+ Pokémon, including new forms. A brand-new showdown awaits!
Mystery is afoot once again for Kunio and his River City pals! One night, Kunio is attacked by two mysterious individuals. On top of that, Riki's girlfriend has disappeared, and it's up to Kunio to find out the truth! Kunio has just 3 days to unravel the mystery, and he'll need your help to take down all who stand in his way!
Different Story Paths and Different Endings!
Bonus Double Dragon Fighting Game Included!
2 Player Local Co-Op Play! Grab a friend and team up together!
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS) – Available Nov. 21
Fill-a-Pix is a new picture logic puzzle from the makers of Pic-a-Pix Colour, but with huge, scrollable puzzles up to 100 squares wide, you'll reveal pictures much larger and more detailed than ever before!
The unique Smart Cursor makes playing fluid and satisfying. Options to show where to go next and check your progress so far mean you'll never get stuck.
Often described as a mix of minesweeper and picross, each clue number shows how many squares in a block of nine - the clue itself, plus the eight squares around it - should be filled in black.
You only need to learn this one rule to start playing Fill-a-Pix but to make sure you understand all the techniques, a full interactive tutorial is included! (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Virtual Console on Wii U
Break In - With Break In, you'll be a pro in no time!
Gather up to four players for an authentic game of pool right in your own home! Choose from six billiards games, such as 9 Ball, Rotation, and Carom (a game played without pockets). Use Simulation mode to calculate the perfect shot, or select Action mode and check out what went wrong with your missed shots. With all that to choose from, Break In gives players--from beginners to experts--all the elements necessary to enjoy a great game of pool! (Virtual Console on Wii U)
Pilot the Vic Viper through six stages of intense action, alternating between horizontally and vertically scrolling environments, and take on wave after wave of enemies. Destroy particular enemies throughout the game to release power-up capsules and equip your ship with your choice of more powerful weapons, extra speed, and shields. (Virtual Console on Wii U)
Nintendo eShop Sales:
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS, and Wii U
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Also, Learn How to Make History... History With the New Trailer!
Get ready to unlock the mystical powers of the White Chronicle and save Alistel once again because Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology is arriving to the Americas on Feb. 13 and Europe on Feb. 16! For those of you who missed out, Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology is an expanded port of the beloved classic that contains added gameplay/story content, updated presentation, and new ways to experience the adventures of Stocke and friends! It will be available physically and digitally for the Nintendo 3DS™ for $39.99 (with commensurate European prices).
Learn how you can change the fate of the world with the White Chronicle in the new trailer below!
Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology features:
An Enhanced Retelling of the Original - You'll once again take the reins of Alistel operative Stocke as he unlocks the power of the White Chronicle relic and gains the ability to travel between two alternate timelines. With his new-found powers, Stocke will need to right the wrongs of the past in order to prevent the total annihilation of the world. This time though, things are a bit different. Redesigned character art, new character voice-overs, a brand-new opening animation by A-1 Pictures, new theme song, event illustrations, five new tracks from original composer Yoko Shimomura, and additional difficulty settings will enhance the experience in this fresh take of a beloved story.
Exhilarating New Story Content - Stocke will now encounter a mysterious new character named Nemesia who will teach him more about his world's history and unlock a third timeline to explore the ripple effect of some of his actions with episodic "what-if" scenarios. If you're a Radiant Historia purist who simply wants to play through the original game's story, we have you covered! Perfect Chronology offers two different modes: Append and Perfect. Append mode allows you to beat the original game before having the option to start a NewGame+ with the added content, while Perfect mode lets you play through the game with the inclusion of the third timeline from the beginning.
A Classic That Can't BeMissed - Even though there's an abundance of expanded content to delve into, the heart and soul of Radiant Historia remains the same. If you missed out on the original game in 2011, the upcoming port is the perfect chance to play a modern classic. With an exciting positioning-based battle system, memorable characters, and thrilling time-travel mechanics, Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology is an essential for JRPG fans.
Those who pre-order or snag limited launch copies of Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology will be able to commemorate their escapades through different timelines with some pretty nifty goodies (Americas only). There'll be an exclusive art book (we'll reveal more details in the future) and a decal set that features some key figures from the game like the stoic Alistel agent Stocke, faithful confidants Raynie and Marco, the tough-as-nails Rosch, and other familiar faces. Changing the course of history isn't easy, so use the art book and decals to remember everything that is and could have been. Those of you in Europe who pre-order or grab limited launch copies will receive an art book tucked inside the game case.
About ATLUS Atlus U.S.A., Inc. has become known across the industry as a mark of high-quality, deeply immersive, uniquely Japanese video game experiences. With award-winning titles that reach across a variety of genres and platforms, including the Shin Megami Tensei® and Persona® series of role-playing games, the ground-breaking action-adventure/puzzle game Catherine™, and the much-celebrated RPG Demon's Souls™, Atlus is committed to offering the highest standard in interactive entertainment experiences. www.atlus.com