Another week of good gaming, I’ve only been playing Stardew Valley on the Switch, and enjoying myself a lot. The past week also brought some great new releases that people had been waiting for for months now. So overall a good week of Handheld Gaming News. So, come on in, have a seat and a nice cup of coffee, and we will dive right in!
Action game Fire Emblem Warriors reached the Switch ánd the New 3DS and got good reviews on NintendoLife (an 8 for the Switch Version (review here) and a 7 for the 3DS version). Another game that has been released is Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth for the 3DS which got a score of 83 on Metacritic.
I made an article with some background info on the series (find it here) but should you want a detailed review, I suggest you look at this review by Mr. Panda. However, I bet many, many people are waiting for Super Mario Odyssey on the Switch, which will be in shops on October 27. Great gaming times, with ample of choice! Now, for what stood out to me in Handheld Gaming this week.
Ultra Sun and Moon shows a new Alola Story
In a couple of week, on November 17, Ultra Pokémon Sun and Moon will be released. A melancholy affair for the fans, as this will be the last game released on the 3DS. These new games are no sequel, but they are a retelling of Sun and Moon, with new plots and events. These alter the main storyline, and brings in a new kind of doom with new legendary monster Necrozma. The tagline they use “This isn’t the Alola you thought you knew” surely gives away that the game takes a turn to a darker story. You can read a bit more about it here.
Inazuma Eleven next game on Switch
Another game will make the jump to the Switch for the next game in the series. Level 5’s Inazuma Eleven is expected in the Summer of 2018 on the new system. Did you ever play Inazuma Eleven? I did give it a shot some time back, even though I’m not a soccer fan. It was mostly because I like Level-5 games and this one is an RPG in another form, right? The soccer matches were really difficult for me though, so I gave up on it. What’s interesting is that the game will release on Switch and PS4, and on Android and iOs too.
Demo New Style Boutique 3 in European 3DS eShop
European fashionistas are lucky once again: New Style Boutique 3 Styling Star will be released on November 24. Just like with the title before this, no word on an American release (the games are called Style Savvy over there). To prepare us for all the fun ahead, Nintendo has brought a demo to the 3DS eShop. You can read some background on the good management games here.
Jump Up, Superstar! from Super Mario Odyssey on iTunes
I’ve already mentioned the upcoming release of Super Mario Odyssey. Now, I mentioned before I’m not a fan of Mario games so I’m going to sit this one out. But what did catch my attention was that you can download one of the songs from the game on iTunes. Jump Up Superstar! will fit just nicely on my Gaming Music playlist (wrote about it here).
Make Believe…fishing in Animal Crossing Switch
The fans are more then ready for an Animal Crossing on the Switch. So much so, that this fan Josh of the YouTube channel Bit Block has made a Make Believe video with fun ideas for fishing in Animal Crossing for the Switch. Check it out here, it looks amazing!
Halloween celebration in Pokémon Go
Still playing Pokémon Go? It’s time for another Halloween celebration that has started on October 20 and will run until November 2 at 1:00 P.M. PDT. Gastly, Drowzee, Cubone, and other spooky Pokémon are back again, and this time, they’re bringing some special friends! Sableye, Banette, and a few other Ghost-type Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region will be making their first-ever appearance in Pokémon GO. Aside from that, you’ll earn extra candy catching and transferring Pokémon.
Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns DLC is close
Seed tweeted this week that the wait for DLC for Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns is almost over. And this is a huge addition to the game, as the total size of the DLC is over 200,000 Japanese characters, making it as large as some games released. Though the DLC was free in Japan, the localisation cost is so high that it won’t be for free over here. Still, nice additions!
The DLC includes:
- A new bachelor and bachelorette: Stephanie the contest MC and Woofio. Yes, Woofio the contest judge in the dog suit. This includes new resident and romance events for these characters
- A few new events such as your father coming to visit and getting together with friends of the same gender for a meal
- The ability to have a child with the game’s secret marriage candidate
- A new “performer” story (Which are similar to the TV channels in the previous Story of Seasons)
- A new pet, Cheburashka, a Russian cartoon character that has a presence in Japan
- New costumes, including ones based on Lest and Frey from Rune Factory 4
- New reaction dialogue for different outfits and pets from bachelors and bachelorettes
So, that’s it for this week. Enjoy your gaming, and I hope to see you again next week.
Inazuma Eleven is coming to PS4? Awesome. I played one of the earlier handheld titles quite a bit years ago. The game can be tough at first, but once you train up your players it does get easier.
I like many Level 5 games, and tried one of the 3DS games. Still have it actually, but I had a hard time winning the soccer matches. Great way though to do a soccer game!