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Top 5 Reveals from Nintendo’s November Super Smash Direct

Top 5 Reveals from Nintendo's November Super Smash Direct

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a little over a month away and Nintendo finally pulled back the curtain on the final details regarding their plans for the immensely popular fighter. For this special Nintendo Direct the creator of the Super Smash series, Masahiro Sakurai, revealed a ton of details ranging from new fighters to intricate new systems meant to shake up the game.

Below we'll be listing our top 5 big reveals, but for a more detailed look, you can watch the full Direct below!

Ken & Incineroar Join the Fight

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To round out the humongous roster of 74 characters, Nintendo revealed that Ken from Street Fighter and Incineroar from Pokemon Sun/Moon will be making their way to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Ken is going to be an Echo Fighter to Ryu, mimicking most of his moves with slight differences and increased run speed. Incineroar on the other hand is a completely new fighter and the latest Pokemon to join the battlefield utilizing a number of moves fans will recognize from the series.

Brand New Spirit System

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Instead of the long-running trophy system the series is known for, Nintendo is trying something different for Ultimate. Spirits are supporting characters that didn't quite make the cut for the final roster and can power up fighters with a variety of abilities and bonuses. Spirits can counter each other and they all have unique artwork that makes them fun to collect!

Online Mode is Getting an Overhaul

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Super Smash 4 on the Wii U was the first game to introduce online matchmaking but separated it into two modes known as For Fun and For Glory. Ultimate is getting rid of this system and implementing a new one that will allow players to choose their own rules and find those looking for a similar experience. Those looking for a more competitive system can look forward to the Global Smash Power Ranking System where fighters are ranked based on skill. Gamers that are ranked high enough, a new special mode is unlocked.

Paid DLC Makes a Return

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Along with the 74 characters featured in the base game, five more fighters are also making their way into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate post-launch. Each character comes with a new stage and song. Each character cost $5.99 or $24.99 for the season pass bundle. On top of the five DLC characters, those that purchase the game before January 31st, 2019 will get Piranha Plant as a fighter for free a few months after the game comes out.

A New Story Mode Named "The World of Light"

For the story mode in Ultimate, Nintendo is looking back at how all of the characters got turned into the toys that have to fight their way back into the real world. This new adventure features an ongoing battle to free the fighters from the clutches of the Master Hands that are cloning evil versions of the popular heroes. The adventure starts with Kirby, the lone hero to make it away from the nasty beams, but will eventually involve the entire roster attempting to thwart evil.

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The World Ends with You Let’s Play Page

The World Ends with You Let’s Play Page

The World Ends with You is an imaginative world filled with questions and unique gameplay mechanics. Now available on the Nintendo Switch, this will be the place to find all The World Ends with You Switch gameplay.

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Come watch the crew work their way through this interesting game and find out why it deserved another release.

The World Ends with You – Let’s Play Playlist

This game works great both docked and undocked but it took a second to figure that out. With so many questions to answer, the World Ends with You keeps gamers guessing. Dialog heavy, the story is in-depth but when it’s time for combat, the action is intense. Its art style is incredibly unique and looks great for a game that came out so long ago.

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Rocket League Developer Optimistic About PS4 Cross-Play

The developer behind the popular indie hit Rocket League announced that it is pushing back their plan for expanded cross-platform functionality to early 2019. This announcement seems to be in line with the recent decision by Sony to allow Cross-Play with Epic Games title, Fortnite. Of course, this means that Psyonix can now prepare Rocket League Cross-Play to be compatible with the PS4.

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Roadmap for Rocket League Cross-Play

Psyonix revealed this information in their recent Rocket League roadmap. The software running this new system is called RocketID and is set up to be a connected account feature that links friends lists and parties across all platforms. Although, the system has proved to be quite a challenge for the independent developer.

"While our goal was to release RocketID before the end of 2018, we've made the difficult decision to push its release into early 2019," the announcement said. "The good news is that with Sony's recent announcements regarding full cross-platform functionality, we can now make additional changes to prepare RocketID for ALL platforms should we receive permission to do so! We're working incredibly hard to ensure that it’s as intuitive, stable, and polished as possible, before releasing it to the world."

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The most notable part of the quote is that they need permission before releasing the full version of their cross-platform function. While Sony allowed a beta version of cross-play in Fortnite to progress, it is unclear when the company will agree to include the feature on other titles or which ones will be prioritized. Rocket League was the first title to really generate demand for cross-platform play until Fortnite all but forced Sony to change their policy on the matter. Psyonix recently expressed their frustration with Sony not budging on their rule, even though the developer said they had figured out how to make the game work across different platforms.

We here at Gigamax are very interested to see how Sony moves forward with their new outlook on cross-play so we'll be sure to keep our eyes on this developing story. Be sure to check back here at GigamaxGames.com for all the latest details.

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Super Mario Party on Nintendo Switch Playlist

Super Mario Party is finally available for the Nintendo Switch. The Gigamax Games crew takes a brief look at what makes the Switch version unique and worth a gamers time. Besides its endearing, lovable board game like gameplay, Super Mario Party is one of the most frustrating Mario Party games to ever release.

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Sticking with the spirit of the game, anything can happen after rolling the dice. Super Mario Party on the Switch is where minigames are played and friendships come to die. There’s no telling how a round will turn out. With so many new, unique items like the Alley Phone, even Bots on Normal can put a seasoned gamer in their place.


Is Super Mario Party worth the money? Before you buy, take a look at the Super Mario Party – Playlist with Gigamax Games and you decide. This beautiful take on Mario Party might not be for everyone. However, any old fans of the franchise will more than likely feel right at home in this world occupied by colorful maps and utter randomness.

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Walking Dead: The Final Season Set To Be Completed

Skybound Entertainment, the studio owned and operated by The Walking Dead's creator, Robert Kirkman, officially announced that they reached a deal with Telltale to complete the game Walking Dead: The Final Season.

"We've successfully negotiated with Telltale Games for our company Skybound to come in and see Season 4 of the Telltale game to completion," said Kirkman during a panel at Comic-Con over the weekend. "We can't lose Andrew Lincoln and Clementine in the same year."

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Telltale and Skybound Entertainment have always worked together on the Telltale Walking Dead series, but after the studio announced it was closing its doors in September, many fans were concerned about Walking Dead: The Final Season's fate.

Skybound also confirmed that it was working with a number of former Telltale employees that were originally making Walking Dead: The Final Season, but with over 200 employees laid off, this is a bittersweet announcement. According to reports, none of those fired were given severance and were never told that the company was going to be shut down prior to the day it closed.

While this is certainly an exciting announcement, there are plenty of details that need to be clarified about Skybound's partnership with Telltale. "We're currently ironing out some of the details as this is a pretty major deal, so we'll have more info on the who/what/where/when/how very soon as those details are finalized," the studio said. (https://bit.ly/2NtaHHX)

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"We appreciate your patience during this process. Thank you to the fans for being so supportive of this series and vocal about wanting to see Clementine's story continue! We're going to do right by you (and also for ourselves, because WE want to play it too!)." (https://bit.ly/2NtaHHX)

Unfortunately, Walking Dead: The Final Season was far from the only game Telltale was working on and it is hard to forget the poor choices that were made by the studio. Hopefully, some of the profits from the project will be used to properly compensate employees that were left blindsided by this terrible event. We here at Gigamax will continue to follow this story and report any new developments so be sure to keep checking back at GigamaxGames.com.

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Reports Suggest New Switch Hardware On The Way

According to a recent report from the Wall Street Journal, a new version of the extremely popular Nintendo Switch is making its way to gamers next year. This report is backed by suppliers and others in the industry with direct knowledge of the company's plan for the console.

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Big Moves for the Switch!

Along with the news came a few details on what fans can expect from the new Nintendo Switch hardware: "The current Switch uses a lower-end liquid-crystal display without some technologies that are standard in more recent smartphone LCDs,” said the report. “Updating the display with these technologies would make it brighter, thinner and more energy-efficient. The updated Switch isn’t expected to adopt the organic light-emitting diode or OLED panels used in Apple Inc.’s iPhone X series.”

Nintendo has already managed to sell 20 million units around the world since the console launched back in 2017 and this move is probably intended to keep sales numbers up as the system grows in age. Fans can expect the new iteration of the hardware in the second half of 2019, most likely around the holiday season to really capitalize on the biggest sales months of the year. This news isn't terribly surprising considering that Nintendo not only wants a console in every home, but it wants every member of a home to own a version of the hardware.

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“The biggest attraction of Nintendo Switch is that the console can be carried around and used easily for competitive gameplay via local wireless connection,” said Shigeru Miyamoto during a financial briefing earlier in the year. “If consumers come to take it for granted that everybody has a Nintendo Switch, then we can create new and very Nintendo genres of play, and Nintendo Switch can have a life apart from smart devices and other video game systems. Expanding the Nintendo Switch world this way is a means of eliminating risk.” (https://bit.ly/2EXODCX)

We would love to see a new version of this amazing portable console and will certainly try to have whatever Nintendo releases on day one, so be sure to keep checking back here at GigamaxGames.com for all the latest detail on the company's future plans!

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Telltale Announces Majority Studio Closure

Telltale, the developer behind many successful story-based games such as The Walking Dead, Batman, and The Wolf Among us, has released a statement confirming that the studio is at least partially closing down. While the announcement doesn't include what will happen to their titles that are currently development but the studio did promise more updates in the upcoming weeks. Telltale is now run by a skeleton crew of 25 employees, but it is unclear how long they will be working for the company. You can see the full statement below:


Today Telltale Games made the difficult decision to begin a majority studio closure following a year marked by insurmountable challenges. A majority of the company's employees were dismissed earlier this morning, with a small group of 25 employees staying on to fulfill the company's obligations to its board and partners. CEO Pete Hawley issued the following statement:

"It's been an incredibly difficult year for Telltale as we worked to set the company on a new course. Unfortunately, we ran out of time trying to get there. We released some of our best content this year and received a tremendous amount of positive feedback, but ultimately, that did not translate to sales. With a heavy heart, we watch our friends leave today to spread our brand of storytelling across the games industry.

Telltale will issue further comments regarding its product portfolio in the coming weeks.


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Unfortunately, other than this report and some tweets from employees, details surrounding the closure are few and far between. It is always a shame to see a developer of this caliber forced to shut their doors, but in an industry that is quickly growing saturated, it is a sad consequence of having access to a massive amount of quality games. Gigamax Games will be sure to keep an eye out for more details so check back here on GigamaxGames.com for all the latest.

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Major Announcements During Nintendo’s September Direct

Nintendo certainly doesn't hold back when they have one of their beloved Nintendo Directs and the most recent one on September 13th, 2018 has left fans expecting quite a bit! If you'd like to watch the entire video, check out the footage below. For a quick look at some of the major announcements, keep on scrolling and see what the legendary video game company showed off for the Nintendo Switch.

September 2018 Nintendo Direct

Splatoon 2 Version 4.0

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New maps, modes, weapons, and abilities are heading to Splatoon 2 in the next big content update for the wacky third-person shooter. While Nintendo certainly hasn't been shy about updating their take on an action shooter, it is always exciting to hear that a ton of new stuff is on the way. A release date wasn't revealed during the Direct, but hopefully, we'll hear more news soon!

New Super Mario Bros. U is Getting the Deluxe Treatment

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Fans of New Super Mario Bros. U will be excited to hear that the game is getting the classic Nintendo Deluxe treatment on the Switch. This updated version of the Wii U classic comes with more levels, characters, and modes for players to try out. Toadette and Nabbit are both joining the game as playable characters and they both have some cool abilities. Also, the entire game New Super Luigi U is included in the experience!

Mario Tennis Aces 2.0 Update

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Mario Tennis Aces is getting its first major content update in the form of Version 2.0. This means more characters such as Birdo, Paratroopa, Peetey Piranha, and Shy Guy are making their way to the court. A new cooperative game mode that lets players work together online to take on a variety of challenges will also be added.

Nintendo Switch Online is Almost Here

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Nintendo is gearing up to release their take on a subscription-based online service. Many games that were initially free to play online are now going to require a Nintendo Online Subscription like Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8, and Pokken Tournament. The subscription is the cheapest among major hardware developers with a year membership costing $20 USD. The service includes online play, access to a bunch of classic games that can be played at any time, and most importantly, access to a cloud-based save system that backs up all your data in case something happens to your console. All of this goes live on September 18th of this year.

Luigi's Mansion 3

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Although Nintendo didn't say much, the Direct gave a brief look at the next iteration of the Luigi's Mansion series. Currently titled Luigi's Mansion 3, it looks like our green plumber is going to have to face his fear of ghosts once again and take on the dastardly ghosts. Luigi's Mansion 3 is in development for the Switch and as of now and is expected to release sometime in 2019.

Isabelle Joins the Fight

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That's Right! Isabelle is giving up her mayoral duties to go join the fight in Super Smash Ultimate. This adorable fighter uses a variety of the tools found in the Animal Crossing world to take on her foes. While certainly an unexpected addition, it wasn't as surprising as what Nintendo revealed next...

ANIMAL CROSSING SWITCH FINALLY ANNOUNCED

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After many Direct's where fans assumed Animal Crossing Switch would be announced, Nintendo finally took the liberty of saying the game is in development. Much like the Luigi's Mansion 3 announcement, the company didn't divulge any details other than that the game will hit consoles in 2019. The entire Gigamax Games crew is certainly excited for this game. Be sure to stop by again soon for more updates the moment additional details are revealed.

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The Binding of Isaac: Repentance Revealed at PAX West

Fans of the hit indie game Binding of Isaac will be excited to hear that another massive expansion is making its way to the title. The upcoming update adds the very popular Anti-Birth mod into the core game and is named The Binding of Isaac: Repentance.

The big announcement was officially made by Binding of Isaac's developer, Nicalis, and was also shared out by the game's creator Edmund McMillen only a couple of days ago. Following the teaser, McMillen clarified a few more details about the expansion (in his own charming way of course).

The Binding of Isaac: Repentance Revealed at PAX West

Fans were initially confused on what Nicalis could be teasing, considering they already have another title on the way, The Legend of Bum-Bo, that is set to look deeper into the Binding of Isaac's lore. Although, The Binding of Isaac: Repentance turned out to be a surprise expansion for a game that fans thought was already complete.

Repentance is expected to add a ton of new content into the already jam-packed game. This includes new enemies, items, bosses, and an insane amount of new rooms for fans to fight their way through. On top of all that, a brand new secret ending that will certainly be the toughest challenge the game has ever seen was also included.

You can check out the initial teaser trailer above and for a more detailed look at The Binding of Isaac: Repentance take a look at Gamespot's off-screen gameplay demo. Always remember to check back with us here at GigamaxGames.com for the latest in gaming news and industry updates!

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Night Trap – Nintendo Switch Let’s Play Page

Night Trap mixes a classic 80’s B-movie with outdated video game technology like the Sega CD. Even with all its flaws, Night Trap gameplay is unforgettable. Players watch as a move unfolds and they’re tasked with traping enemies that are attacking a house. The house has occupants inside that need to be protected. It might all sound strange, and that’s because it is.

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Playing modern video games makes it easy to forget just how far they’ve come in such a short amount of time. Night Trap was not the standard of the late 80’s early 90’s when it came to video games, but it shows how many different ways companies tried getting video games into the hands of the masses. Early on, gamers had to put up with a lot of weird inventions and some, of course, were not a success. This is also not to say it’s a terrible game. Overall, it was actually a great time on the Nintendo Switch. It is just painfully apparent that it’s an old game and there’s a reason modern video games don’t take after Night Trap.

Background and Gameplay

In the Night Trap playlist, Gigs and Mack learn a little more about the background of Night Trap. With a little context about its development, it makes sense how this game came to be. The developers faced some challenges and instead of the Sega CD, the game was originally designed to be played on VHS. This is what gives Night Trap its memorable and unique gameplay style.

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Even though the Gigamax Games crew wouldn’t recommend this game if someone is searching for a fulfilling and expansive story, the game did have some redeeming qualities. A gamer looking for something a little different, or anyone interested in the history of video games might find this to be an entertaining experience.

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Thank you all so much for taking the time to stop by the playlist page. This will be the place to find all the latest episodes of Night Trap with Gigamax Games.

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