All your cube gardening and dinosaur needs are about the be met. PS4 and PC title Birthdays the Beginning is coming to Nintendo Switch--but under a new name.Due in Japan on March 29, Birthdays the Beginnings will launch on Switch as Happy Birthdays, according to Siliconera. The updated portable version of the title will include fixes to the game's navigation so it's a little easier to play and understand, and new characters. The original title is essentially a casual gardening game where players create a cube garden and raise various chibi-esque prehistoric creatures. It's from the mind of the man behind Harvest Moon, Yasuhiro Wada. Check out our thoughts on the title in our Birthdays the Beginning review.Birthdays the Beginning launched in North America and Europe in May 2017 on PS4 and PC. Localization has not yet been confirmed for the Switch port of the game, but it may be likely since the original title did come overseas. Filed under: Birthdays the Beginning Nintendo … [Read more...] about Nintendo Switch Will See Dinosaur Gardening Game Birthdays The Beginnings
The retro-inspired platformer Yooka-Laylee launched for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC back in April, but developer Playtonic has yet to announce a release date for the Nintendo Switch version. However, it looks like some more information about the Nintendo release could be coming soon.On Twitter, Playtonic share an image of the game running on Switch and said that it "continues to work hard" on the version. No other details were shared, but the developer says it "hope[s] to have more news soon." You can see the image below.Playtonic recently rolled out the first major update for Yooka-Laylee on PC. The patch made a huge list of improvements and changes to the game, such as a new camera mode that gives players full control over where it's pointing. You can find the full patch notes on Playtonic's website, but some of the more notable changes from the update include:Pagies have added signposts to Hivory Towers to help guide players to new worldsImproved speed when scrolling through … [Read more...] about News About Nintendo Switch Version Of Yooka-Laylee Coming “Soon”
Playtonic Games has announced a release date for the Nintendo Switch version of its Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor, Yooka-Laylee. The retro-style 3D platformer launches for Nintendo's console on December 14.Yooka-Laylee was originally announced for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Wii U. It released on the former three platforms back in April; however, the Wii U version was canceled due to "unforeseen technical issues" and development was shifted over to Nintendo's new console instead. Until now, Playtonic hadn't announced a release window for the Switch version, though earlier this summer the developer teased that it hoped to share more news about that version "soon.""The Playtonic team has spent many, many months optimising Yooka-Laylee for Nintendo Switch (with technical help and support from Nintendo and Unity themselves!) and we believe we're delivering a version Nintendo fans can be proud of," Playtonic wrote on its website.The Switch version of Yooka-Laylee will feature a … [Read more...] about Nintendo Switch Release Date For Yooka-Laylee Announced
@xantufrog said: The game is visually striking Compared to what? Mario 64? It looks nice but if you consider that striking I don't even know what to say. @Litchie said: No one associates Nintendo with good graphics other than people who know games really well. Or idiots who don't understand the difference between graphics and art style. … [Read more...] about Are graphics in Nintendo games under-rated due to hardware?
It’s not too often that you see a brand new Sega Mega Drive game (with cartridge!) in this day and age — even with the advent of Kickstarter projects. However, that is exactly what UK-based developer Bitmap Bureau is hoping to do with Xeno Crisis. And now, thanks to a new stretch goal milestone the games will be making it out to some current gen consoles as well — namely PC (via Steam) and the Nintendo Switch. For those who haven’t heard of the Kickstarter campaign, Xeno Crisis is an old-school, co-op top-down shooting game that draws inspiration from 80’s and 90’s titles like Contra and Shock Troopers. But that isn’t where the 80’s inspiration ends, because originally the game was only planned to release physically for Sega Mega Drive, Sega Genesis, or digital versions for emulators. The developer, Bitmap Bureau, aren’t novices to developing given they have developed 88 Heroes as well … [Read more...] about Xeno Crisis Smashes Stretch Goal, Now Coming to Nintendo Switch and PC