Brawlout coming to the Nintendo Switch eShop on December 19, priced at $19.99

    Striking the balance between the growing competitive scene and the genre’s party game roots, Brawlout hopes to cater to the veteran platform fighter, the casual fan and the newcomer looking to make their mark.

    Brawlout does away with shields and blocking, focusing heavily on the aggressive, fast-paced combat which has made platform fighters so fun to both play and watch.

    Each character in Brawlout has their own unique playstyle, catering to specific character archetypes seen in other fighters. Whether you’re a die-hard grappler or a rushdown fiend, there is a fighter for you in Brawlout.

    Combined with familiar movement techniques like wavedashing and airdodging, Brawlout adds some extra mechanics seen in other fighting games. The Rage Meter builds up as you both deal and take damage, allowing you either break combos with the Rage Burst or unleash hell with the Rage Mode. The Rage Burst pushes opponents back, breaking their combos and allowing players to create some breathing room at the cost of half their Rage Meter. If the meter fills, you can activate the Rage Mode, increasing the knockback you deal while reducing the amount you take.

    As for modes, Brawlout has all you’d expect from a normal platform fighter and then some. Up to four players can compete in local multiplayer in either timed, stock or team battles. AI opponents are also available if you want to practice your team combos with a friend, or if you need to fill out a free for all.

    Brawlout’s online suite is suitably robust, with all of the following features:

    – Free-For-All casual matches for low-stress competition
    – A robust Ranked match system, complete with regional leaderboards
    – 2-4 player private lobbies where players can practice or mess about to their heart’s content
    – The Brawlout Network where players can check their fight stats, match history and replays
    – Brawlout TV which allows for live spectating and watching of specific player replays

Nintendo 3DS/Switch - maintenances planned for next week (December 10-13)

Services impacted
Nintendo 3DS: Parent/Guardian Confirmation (all online services)

Europe: December 10th (5PM) to December 11th (9AM)
UK: December 10th (4PM) to December 11th (8AM)
North America (EST): December 10th (11AM) to December 11th (3AM)
North America (PST): December 10th (8AM) to December 11th (12AM)
Japan: December 11th (1AM to 5PM)


Services impacted
Nintendo Switch: online play (unspecified games)
Nintendo 3DS: online play (unspecified games) [Japan-only]

Europe: December 13th (1.50AM to 3.30AM)
UK: December 13th (12.50AM to 2.30AM)
North America (EST): December 12th (7.50PM to 9.30PM)
North America (PST): December 12th (4.50PM to 6.30PM)
Japan: December 13th (9.50AM to 11.30AM)


Services impacted
Nintendo Switch: Splatoon 2 (online play)

Europe: December 13th (2.50AM to 4.30AM)
UK: December 13th (1.50AM to 3.30AM)
North America (EST): December 12th (8.50PM to 10.30PM)
North America (PST): December 12th (5.50PM to 7.30PM)
Japan: December 13th (10.50AM to 12.30PM)

Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon - patch coming later this month, fixes several issues

- patch is to be released later this month to fix several issues
- game sometimes freezes after you pick Litten
- Wide Guard protects against all Z-Moves
- move Ion Deluge doesn't work at all
- an issue where Pokémon who know less than 4 moves will forget the first move when being taught a move at the Move Tutors


The next game in the Bayonetta series is coming exclusively to Nintendo Switch while the original Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 will launch for Nintendo Switch 16th February; The Champions’ Ballad DLC is now available

Nintendo received a number of honours at The Game Awards, winning the awards for Game of the Year (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild), Best Game Direction (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild), Best Action/Adventure Game (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild), Best Family Game (Super Mario Odyssey) and Best Handheld Game (Metroid: Samus Returns). In total, the company won five awards.

But that’s not the only Nintendo news from the annual awards show. During the event, Nintendo revealed a trailer announcing that Bayonetta 3 is currently in development by PlatinumGames, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch console. In addition, the critically acclaimed Bayonetta 2, originally a Wii U exclusive, and the original Bayonetta, – both also developed by PlatinumGames - will be launching for Nintendo Switch on 16th February. Two retail versions of the game will be available at launch: The regular edition includes the Bayonetta 2 game card and a download code for the original Bayonetta game, while the Special Edition in Europe will include the Bayonetta 2 game card, a download code for the original Bayonetta game, a SteelBook, 22 Verse Cards and 3 Sticker Sheets. Players will be able to purchase the digital versions of the games for Nintendo Switch via Nintendo eShop or nintendo.co.uk*.

Fans of The Legend of the Zelda: Breath of the Wild got a new look at the game’s second DLC pack, The Champions’ Ballad, which launched following The Game Awards livestream. In this second of two DLC packs that are part of the game’s Expansion Pass, players are granted access to a large new adventure featuring a never before seen dungeon, new insights into the background of the game’s four Champions, as well as a motorcycle called Master Cycle Zero, which allows players increased mobility when traversing Hyrule’s varied landscapes, once they complete this new adventure. The DLC will also grant access to nine new armour items for players to find as well as the Ancient Saddle and Bridle items. Players who purchase the Expansion Pass for £17.99 receive The Champions’ Ballad DLC Pack 2, as well as The Master Trials DLC Pack 1, which launched earlier this year.

The event also featured a live performance of the “Jump Up, Super Star!” song from Super Mario Odyssey with vocals by the game’s original singer.

The Game Awards can be viewed in their entirety by visiting http://thegameawards.com/. For more information about Nintendo, visit http://nintendo.co.uk

Related videos:

Bayonetta & Bayonetta 2 Announcement Trailer (Nintendo Switch)

Bayonetta 3 Reveal Trailer (Nintendo Switch)

The Champions’ Ballad Trailer - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC Pack 2 (Nintendo Switch)

For further updates:

Nintendo website http://www.nintendo.co.uk
Nintendo 3DS website http://www.nintendo3ds.co.uk
Nintendo Switch website https://www.nintendo.co.uk/nintendoswitch
Super Mario hub http://nintendo.co.uk/mario
The Legend of Zelda hub http://nintendo.co.uk/zelda
Fire Emblem hub http://nintendo.co.uk/fireemblem
Metroid hub http://nintendo.co.uk/metroid
Nintendo UK on Twitter https://twitter.com/nintendouk
Nintendo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo
Nintendo Switch on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NintendoSwitch
Nintendo 3DS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo3DS
Fire Emblem on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FireEmblem/
The Legend of Zelda on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LegendofZelda
Super Mario on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SuperMarioUK
Nintendo UK on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/NintendoUK
Nintendo UK on Twitch http://www.twitch.tv/nintendouk
Nintendo UK on Instagram https://instagram.com/nintendouk/

Romancing SaGa 2 coming to Nintendo Switch on December 15, trailer and website

Romancing SaGa 2 is coming to PS4, PS Vita, Switch, Steam, Xbox One and Windows 10 digitally on the 15th of December 2017!

Sit upon the throne of the Varennes Empire and control several generations of rulers in a valiant battle against the Seven Heroes. A dynamic freeform scenario system - a hallmark of the million-selling SaGa RPG series - enables you to take command of a variety of protagonists along the line of imperial succession and experience the history of a nation as it grows and changes based on your actions.

Splatoon 2 - N-ZAP89 weapon will be available tonight/tomorrow

N-ZAP89 comes with Autobomb Sub Weapon and Tenta Missile Special Weapon.

Wii U - maintenance online games planned for tonight/tomorrow

Services impacted
Wii U: online play (unspecified games)


Europe: December 5th (3AM to 4.30AM)
UK: December 5th (2AM to 3.30AM)
North America (EST): December 4th (9PM to 10.30PM)
North America (PST): December 4th (6PM to 7.30PM)
Japan: December 5th (11AM to 12.30PM)