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Nintendo Roundup: Bayonetta 3 Finally Gets a Release Date, New Kirby Game Announced, and More



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Nintendo Roundup: Bayonetta 3 Finally Gets a Release Date, New Kirby Game Announced, and More


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Hello and welcome to this week’s Nintendo roundup. It’s been a weird summer so far, without a big first-party Nintendo Direct, but that hasn’t stopped the Japanese game company from making several separate announcements in recent days.

For one thing, we finally got to know the Bayonetta 3 release date with a new trailer. There’s also a new multiplayer Kirby game scheduled to release this summer and an N64 game that wasn’t on Nintendo’s roadmap made its way into the expansion pack this week. There’s still more to discuss, so let’s get to it.

Table of Contents:

Bayonetta 3 Rated M And Release Date Finally Given

Source: Nintendo

In a surprise trailer, we learned that Bayonetta 3 has a release date of October 28, 2022, an MSRP of $60, and will be rated M for Mature (surprise, surprise). The trailer also showed off more gameplay than we’ve seen before. The titular Umbra Witch is ready to stop Homunculi with the help of familiar faces, including several Bayonettas. She’ll want to make sure she has enough space on her microSD card, as it has a larger Switch game file size of 15GB.

A special edition of #Bayonetta3 dances on #NintendoSwitch on 10/28!

Bayonetta 3 Trinity Masquerade Edition comes with a 200-page art book and 3 game cases, 1 for each Bayonetta title, which combine to form a panoramic work of art. pic.twitter.com/RDgM4X14O2

— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) July 13, 2022

In addition to the base game, players can purchase the Trinity Masquerade Special Edition of Bayonetta 3, which includes three alternate covers and a 200-page art book. Apparently placed side by side, the box tops form a panoramic billboard. Pricing for this special edition has not been revealed at the time of writing.

However, what got the internet talking after the reveal involves a new game mode, called Naive Angel Mode, which makes some characters less revealing, including Bayonetta herself.

Relax, the witch is back and sexier than ever🌙

We have added the revolutionary “Naive Angel Mode” to Bayonetta 3 so that more people can enjoy it 👍

By turning it on, you can play right in the living room without having to worry about what’s on the screen…we think😅#Bayonetta3 pic.twitter.com/SEs3vqrdYc

— PlatinumGames Inc. (@platinumgames) July 13, 2022

Ridiculously Sweet New Kirby Game Coming This Summer, Looks Like Fall Guys

Kirby is probably Nintendo’s most prolific character (beyond Mario, of course), as he tends to appear in multiple games each year. Although he just starred in his own platformer in March with Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Nintendo revealed that he will have a competitive multiplayer game called Kirby’s Dream Buffet this summer. From the trailer, we can guess he’ll be tackling the goofy obstacle course recently made popular by Fall Guys.

Up to four players compete as they go through delicious desserts and different objectives. For example, it seems that you are asked to collect as many strawberries as you can along the way to grow and “prepare for the final battle”. Looks like it’s going to be a silly good time.

We don’t have a specific release date yet, or how much it will cost. However, it will probably be released before the end of September and I can see it on sale for $30 or less.

Updated Nintendo Scaling Patent

Source: Square Enix

Last year, it was discovered that Nintendo had filed a patent in the US for enhancement techniques through machine learning, similar to how DLSS works. Basically, the technology would convert low resolution games to higher resolution without the need for heavy hardware. Something like this was used in the Nintendo Switch version of Life is Strange to make it better without costing a ton.

It looks like Nintendo updated that scaling patent again in July, indicating that something could really be on the way. Since Nintendo’s business model has long been based on using older technology in innovative ways rather than newer technology, the idea of ​​using scaling techniques fits very well. Nintendo could sell a better gaming experience without having to dive into much more expensive hardware.

Of course, patents are filed all the time and nothing comes of it, so we’ll just have to wait and see if that comes to fruition. If Nintendo does end up doing something about it, it could be for the next-gen Nintendo console or even another iteration of the Switch if the console’s life cycle lasts much longer.

Pokémon Puzzle League has arrived on Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack after the initial roadmap

When Nintendo announced the Nintendo Switch Online+ expansion pack last October, it also announced a list of Sega and N64 games coming to the service. All the games previously announced on the roadmap have arrived, but an unexpected announcement tells us that more may be on the way.

This Friday the classic N64 game Pokémon Puzzle League was added to the service. It allows players to engage in battles and determine their outcome based on their performance in Tetris-like puzzles. Seeing a game that wasn’t on the roadmap make its way through the lineup gives us hope that we’ll see other great titles like Donkey Kong 64, Banjo-Tooie, the original Super Smash Bros., and much more in the pack. expansion in the near future. Maybe we’ll even get GoldenEye 007 as rumors claim.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Shredder’s Revenge sells over a million copies

Source: Tribute Games

Shredder’s Revenge from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles wasn’t released until mid-June, but this standalone game has already sold over a million copies. Dotemu CEO Cyrille Imbert clarified on Twitter that this does not count Game Pass downloads. It’s an impressive feat, but not too surprising given that it’s a masterful return to classic arcade style, and even utilizes the talents of the original Turtles voice actors from the 80-year-old cartoon.

Some clarification here: There will be no alternate costumes at launch and we have no DLC plans so far, but we never said “never” 😉 It will depend on many factors such as game reception and ideas. feedback that the community will send us. https://t.co/l51aqNmYKI

— Cyrille Imbert (@CyrilleImbert) June 15, 2022

With the popularity of Shredder’s Revenge, many gamers were hoping for a DLC that would bring even more villains and characters into battle. We know from an interview with IGN that the studio behind Shredder’s Revenge, Tribute Games, had no additional content planned, but that could change. As Imbert teased in a tweet, “It will depend on many factors, such as the reception of the game and the ideas/feedback that the amazing community sends us.” Hopefully we’ll hear back soon if this materializes.

What Switch games to play this weekend?

October is shaping up to be a busy month for gaming with Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope and Bayonetta 3 among the biggest Switch titles expected. Until then, we have the KLONOA Phantasy Reverie Series, which is a collection of two classic platformers remastered for the Switch. If you’re more into challenges, Cuphead – The Delicious Last Course DLC is finally available for just $8 on the Nintendo eShop and is well worth checking out.

Until next time.

-Rebekah Lance

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