Gaming News – 1st August

It’s time for Gaming News! I’m a few days behind due to a busy schedule, but I hope you’ll still find the article informative. So let’s get straight to it.

Nintendo Updates Splatoon 2 and Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Splatoon 2 version 5.00 and Super Smash Bros Ultimate version 4.0 are now live. Extensive patch notes are available online if you want to know the ins and outs of each update.

Smash Bros now includes a very easy adventure mode, a new spectate mode, and an online tourney mode. Splatoon version 5 includes the addition of Turf War (Splatfest) elements to Private Battle, as well as new gear, and other adjustments.

Even more Smash News

New Smash Fighter Hero (Dragon Quest) is now available for Smash Bros Ultimate. If you’ve purchased the fighter pass, then Hero is included, but non-fighter pass gamers can make a one-off character purchase via the eShop.

Also, If you’re a Switch Online member, you can download the first Spirit Board Challenge pack for free. The pack includes “1500 SP, Shuffle All x10, All Primaries x 10 and All Supports x 10” (Nintendo Life).

Fire Emblem: Three Houses gets Rave Reviews and Tops UK Sales Chart

At the time of writing, Fire Emblem: Three House has a Metacritic score of 87 and has topped the UK sales chart. Many media outlets hail it as the best Fire Emblem game yet! FPS Wolfenstein: Youngblood debuted at number 2. Crash Team Racing Nitro Fuelled and Super Mario Maker 2 have dropped to 3rd and 4th respectively.

Detective Gallo now available for iOS

Point and Click adventure Detective Gallo is now available for iOS versions 11 and up. We reviewed the title last year for Nintendo Switch.

Our reviewer Pikodoodle concluded:

“While I like the characters, story, and setting – supported by a great soundtrack and voice-acting – I wish the game had been longer and larger, which could have given it more opportunities to be less linear. Gallo feels like a designer’s debut game – but a decent first effort, nonetheless. If I weren’t considering the price, I’d say “I like it.”

Check out the full review by clicking here.

New Super Lucky’s Tale Finally Gets a Release Date

3D Platformer (once an Xbox Exclusive) New Super Lucky’s Tale is heading to Switch on 8th November. The game is reminiscent of classic platform/collectathon titles such as Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong 64. According to game devs, New Super Lucky’s Tale for Switch will be the definitive version.

I can’t wait to play this! 😊

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fuelled is getting Micro-Transactions

Did you wonder why Wumpa coins are hard to come by in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fuelled? Well, Activision is bringing microtransactions to the Pitstop where Wumpa Coins be purchased with actual currency.

According to the official blog:

“the Pit Stop will be stocked with new and returning characters and cosmetic items, which players can unlock using Wumpa Coins*. With all this content available, there will also now be a way for players to fast-track their Wumpa Coin collection if they like. Starting in early August, players will have the option to purchase Wumpa Coin bundles from their game console stores to supplement the Coins they earn by playing. This option won’t change the game’s core mechanics – players will still earn Wumpa Coins by playing the game in any mode, just as before. They will just able to purchase additional coins if they choose.”

Understandably, this news has received a lot of negative press online. Microtransactions will be added in time for the newly announced Back N. Time Grand Prix which will be held between 2nd and 25th August.

And finally,

Marvellous has announced that Japanese title Work X Work will be launched in the West for Nintendo Switch and titled Heroland. XSEED Games are holding a Twitch live stream tomorrow night to show the game off to Western audiences for the first time.

You can watch the live steam via the link below.

That’s it from me.


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