Super Mario Maker 2

25 Jun 19
Metro
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 – one of many new games out this summer The evening Inbox wonders if Cyberpunk has killed the chances of a new Deus Ex, as one reader is glad that Nintendo delayed Animal Crossing. To join in with the discussions yourself email gamecentral@ukmetro.co.uk   [metro-fact-box title=”Busy summer” colour=”grey” icon=”no-icon”] Anyone notice that there isn’t really much of a summer games drought this year. As far as I can see we’re actually over the worst of it and there’s at least something vaguely major out each week until the late summer: Super Mario Maker 2, Dragon Quest Builders 2, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, and so on. All games that would’ve got lost in the Christmas rush but should hopefully do well at this time of the year. Except… it’s been so warm today the last thing I want to talk about is playing video games. I just want to relax with a frosty cold one and sit in front of the fan (I wouldn’t mind but it’s not even sunny out!). Assuming this won’t last though I am hoping to make some inroads into my backlog this summer and also play some of these games. I fancy all the ones I mentioned and since I haven’t got time for them all I’m going to be spoilt for choice. Which is a nice problem to have. Danse [/metro-fact-box]   [metro-fact-box title=”Second lap” colour=”grey” icon=”no-icon”] It is surprising how well Activision has done with this PS1 era remakes, now you come to mention them. But then the Skylanders games were always surprisingly good too and I always enjoyed playing them with my boy. I imagine a new Crash Bandicoot platformer will be the first to be announced but I hope that Crash Team Racing doesn’t get forgotten. As GC’s review pointed out it was only really the failure to follow up the original with good new sequels that stopped it from becoming as popular as Mario Kart. If they follow up the remake with a proper sequel then there’s no reason for it to go away again. Gifford [/metro-fact-box]   [metro-fact-box title=”Bad impressions” colour=”grey” icon=”no-icon”] I think there’s probably a reason that Shenmue III was made a big thing of at E3. The few sites that do seem to have gone hands-on said it was looking pretty bad. Not only bad graphics, with very little animation, but bad combat that isn’t even as good as Shenmue II. That’s not completely unexpected given how it’s looked up to this point but it does explain all the delays. I think the worry that they haven’t got the budget to do what people want is going to be proven true and the whole thing is going to be a disappointment. Oh well, at least Bloodstained turned out all right… Kingo [/metro-fact-box]   E-mail your comments to: gamecentral@ukmetro.co.uk   [metro-fact-box title=”Change of scenery” colour=”grey” icon=”no-icon”] I’m really enjoying Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night too but I know what you mean about the game never being able to do new ideas. We saw what happened with Iga’s games on the DDS, where they had a few new ideas each time but were basically the same game each time. The problem is they can’t really do it 3D without having a massively bigger budget, so I think the obvious ways to go are changing up the art style and setting. I agree with GC that the art is not that great and I would much rather it looked like the Ayami Kojima artwork from the earlier games. The bland anime style stuff is presumably easier to make but I really can’t get excited about it at all. I’d also try and get rid of the castle as much as possible. I get that Ritual Of The Night had to do it because it’s purposefully old school but the older Castlevanias weren’t always set in the castle and were actually pretty diverse in terms of location so I really don’t see why they keep restricting themselves so much. So there is stuff they can do, I guess we just have to wait and see though. Balm [/metro-fact-box]   [metro-fact-box title=”Change of plans” colour=”grey” icon=”no-icon”] So a see a number of developers are saying that the reason for their delays is because they’re trying to avoid a crunch situation for their employees and maintain a good life/work balance. Nintendo, of all people, said it for Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Bungie also said it for their new Destiny 2 patch. I am, of course, totally fine with that but it begs two questions: does that mean you were going to work them like dogs to make the headlines, until you saw all the negative headlines on the subject, and why can’t you predict release dates better? No game would be delayed if they just gave them sensible goals in the first place. Mori [/metro-fact-box]   [metro-fact-box title=”Happy balance” colour=”grey” icon=”no-icon”] I too was impressed by Square Enix’s conference at E3, especially as the company had kind of gone down in my estimations in recent years and I got the impression they were on hard times. But Final Fantasy VII Remake looked a lot better than I expected and I’m at least cautiously optimistic about Marvel’s Avengers. (Felt bad about that new shooter game though, when even Americans won’t whoop and clap at something you know it’s underwhelming.) It was also good that it was almost exactly 50/50 between Japanese and American stuff, which I think is a balance they’ve struggled with before. It does make me wonder what they’re going to do next year though and I hope to god we’re not going to see a Just Cause 5 or some other waste of hard drive space. But what about Tomb Raider? Presumably it’s only a matter of time till that comes back? Except I don’t think the reboot trilogy was that big so are we looking at another do over? They must be hating on Cyberpunk 2077 too because that suddenly makes Deus Ex even more difficult to bring back and I think they’ll probably want to leave that alone for a long while now. Lato3573 [/metro-fact-box]   [metro-fact-box title=”Guilt relief” colour=”grey” icon=”no-icon”] RE: Royston. No lies detected when it comes to EA. They do a lot of awful stuff, and I can’t remember the last time I bought one of their games, but they’re not really much different to any other publisher – especially big ones like Activision and Warner. They’ve just become a convenient scapegoat for everyone to complain about, so if we think we’re clever enough to have a go at them we can conveniently ignore or the rest and just consume their products without any feeling of guilt. Jaegar [/metro-fact-box]   Catch up on every previous Games Inbox here   [metro-fact-box title=”Different worlds” colour=”grey” icon=”no-icon”] In regards to re-usable landscapes in gaming, though not exactly the same, I’d like to mention a minor irritation I have with many Zelda games – a lot of them are set in the same place, the Hyrule Kingdom, and its environs, yet in a fair few of the games the maps are completely different! I’m not meaning like how Twilight Princess’ map was flipped for the Wii, but how some of them will have, for example, the Gerudo Desert. Then in the next in the canonical timeline, it’s renamed to the Lanayru Desert. That’s fine. Places can get renamed. But then in the game that comes after that, it’s back to being the Gerudo Desert! What is going on?! Joseph Dowland GC: Just as it’s not always the same Link we imagine it’s not always meant to be the same Hyrule. But don’t ask us, the Zelda timeline is scarily convoluted and we gave up understanding it a long time ago. [/metro-fact-box]   [metro-fact-box title=”Inbox also-rans” colour=”grey” icon=”exclamation”] I think a console is crying out for a game like Starcraft, it has a massive following. Surprised no one’s done it yet. Anon GC: We wish, real-time strategies barely get made on PC nowadays let alone on consoles – where the controls are not well suited to them. Starcraft was released on the N64 though. Bulba-SAUR… Ivy-SAUR… Venu-SAUR… it’s a dinosaur init? big boy bent GC: Saur is from the Latin for lizard. [/metro-fact-box]   This week’s Hot Topic The subject for this weekend’s Inbox was suggested by reader Tully and asks what would you make the launch title for the PlayStation 5 and/or Project Scarlett? Despite E3 having just taken place we still have no clear idea about what’s happening with the next gen formats, even though they’re due to launch next year. But if you were in charge what game or games would you ensure were available on the new consoles from day one? Would it be part of an established franchise or something brand new? If it is new, what kind of game would it be and how would it take advantage of the more powerful hardware? Are there particular types of game that either company are currently missing? And if Nintendo announces a new format soon what would you advise for them? E-mail your comments to: gamecentral@ukmetro.co.uk   The small print New Inbox updates appear twice daily, every weekday morning and afternoon. Readers’ letters are used on merit and may be edited for length. You can also submit your own 500 to 600-word 4Player viewer features at any time, which if used will be shown in the next available weekend slot. You can also leave your comments below and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter.
25 Jun 19
Video Games Blogger

Here’s the list of new video game releases in week 26 of June 24, 2019. The most popular video games released this week are: Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, Super Mario Maker 2, Judgment, F1 2019, The Sinking City, and Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night on Switch. Quite a lot of new releases this 4th week […]

25 Jun 19
Toygle

With the introduction of the E3 2019, the new releases return to their normal schedule. It's a good week for Nintendo Switch, with Super Mario Maker 2 and Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night both on the portable console. The PS4 has its own exclusive right with the verdict, and The Sinking City has another puzzle […]

25 Jun 19
NintendoSoup

Video game retailers in Taiwan have started receiving their Super Mario Maker 2 stock before its official launch this Friday. Thanks to one Taiwanese retailer we have our very first look at the Super Mario Maker 2 Touch Pen and the game’s inner cover art. The touch pens could be seen at the bottom left […]

25 Jun 19
9to5Toys
In today’s best game deals, Gamer Candy via Rakuten is offering Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster on PS4 for just $10.57 shipped. Simply login to your free Rakuten account and apply code SAVE15 at checkout. Regularly $20, this one is currently on sale at Amazon for $17 and is now at the best price we can find. “The star blitzball player is called upon for a noble purpose and sets off on a quest with Yuna, a beautiful young summoner, to take down the colossal menace”.  Head below for the rest of today’s best game deals including Cyberpunk 2077 pre-orders, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, World of Final Fantasy, Madden NFL 19, Darksiders III and many more.  More game/console deals: New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe $45 (Reg. $60) | Amazon World of Final Fantasy $12 (Reg. $18+) | Rakuten Madden NFL 19 $10 (Reg. $20) | eBay Daily Deals Darksiders III $20 (Reg. $30+) | Amazon. Cyberpunk 2077 pre-order $50 (Reg. $60) | Amazon Matched at Walmart Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 $15 (Reg. $50) | eShop Dragon Quest Builders 2 pre-order $52 (Reg. $60) | Amazon Super Mario Maker 2 pre-order $52 (Reg. $60) | Amazon Diablo 3 Eternal Switch $37 (Reg. $60) | Amazon FIFA 20 pre-orders $51 (Reg. $60) | Amazon Sonic Mania $12 (Reg. 20) | Amazon Or $15 on Switch Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night $33 (Reg. $40) | Walmart Mega Man 11 from $14 (Reg. $20+) | Amazon Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 $52 (Reg. $60) | Amazon Prime members only Releases July 19th Star Wars: Fallen Order Pre-order $51 (Reg. $60) | Amazon Incl. “cosmetic gear for lightsaber and droid companion.” Or $60 + $10 credit at Best Buy Releases November 15th, 2019 Pokémon Sword and Shield pre-order $60 + $10 credit | Amazon Ghost Recon Breakpoint Pre-order + $10 credit $60 | Best Buy PlayStation summer deals continue with hundreds of titles under $10 + more Nintendo Switch mini seemingly leaked after various accessory listings emerge Human Fall Flat & its hilarious physics gameplay hit iOS/Android next week Mario is the latest to join the battle royale craze with Mario Royale
25 Jun 19
NintendoSoup

Nintendo fans in Japan can now deck out their devices with some faces from the Mushroom Kingdom! My Nintendo Japan is offering three new sets of wallpapers at 50 platinum coins per set. The first set features Toad (Kinopio in Japan) with some mushrooms, while the second set features some Yoshi with their eggs. Finally, […]

25 Jun 19

We’re six months into 2019 and it’s already shaping up to be a pretty dynamite year for video games. While there have been some big, highly anticipated releases like Anthem and Days Gone, those aren’t really the games that have shined through thus far. The majority of the best games of 2019 so far come […]

25 Jun 19
In Third Person

One of the trendiest phrases in NBA jargon is “load management”. This is the practice of forcing healthy players to sit out regular season games as a means of keeping them fresh for the playoffs. Though its a touchy subject – as it devalues the NBA season while robbing paying fans of their opportunities to […]

25 Jun 19
CodyMKW

GameStop has revealed an interesting initiative for those of you looking to buy the upcoming Super Mario Maker 2 on the Nintendo Switch system. If you are not happy with the game once you have purchased it you can return it within 48 hours and get what you paid back in GameStop store credit. This […]

25 Jun 19
My Nintendo News

GameStop has revealed an interesting initiative for those of you looking to buy the upcoming Super Mario Maker 2 on the Nintendo Switch system. If you are not happy with the game once you have purchased it you can return it within 48 hours and get what you paid back in GameStop store credit. This […]

25 Jun 19
Miketendo64! By Gamers, For Gamers

Over the past few weeks, the Nintendo Minute duo Kit & Krysta, have been designing and creating their own levels for Super Mario Maker 2. During E3, they had the privilege of Takashi Tezuka, Producer of Super Mario Maker 2, test out the courses they had created. Tezuka was impressed with the stages they created […]

25 Jun 19

Japanese Nintendo

New My Nintendo Wallpapers Three new wallpapers have been added as Rewards on My Nintendo in Japan featuring “Mushroom and Toad”, “Yoshi and Egg”, and “Super Mario Maker 2”. Designs added below. The full lost of rewards will be detailed here shortly.

25 Jun 19
Mighty Gadget Blog: UK Technology News and Reviews

This year along with the new Star Wars games, Pokemon games, and Lego games gamers are charged for the launch of many new and exciting games such as Mortal Kombat 11, Dead or Alive 6, Super Mario Maker 2, and what not. With new games coming up playable through various gaming consoles such as Nintendo Switch, […]

25 Jun 19
Archy news nety

Last week was not the best week in terms of new game versions, but this week will compensate with some pretty important releases that you should definitely try on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch. June is not normally a hotbed for big games, but this week is definitely a full plate. Even better, […]

25 Jun 19
Comics Universes

Last week wasn’t the best week in terms of new game releases, but this week will make up for it with some pretty notable releases that you should definitely check out on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. June normally isn’t a hotbed for great games, but this week is definitely a full plate. […]