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By Jordan Lucero, 2 months ago

Nintendo Direct Rescheduled for September 13th

Grab your popcorn-again! Nintendo has rescheduled the delayed September Nintendo Direct. Originally airing on the 6th, it was delayed because of the magnitude 6.7 earthquake in Hokkaido, Japan. At 6pm ET, you can still expect 35 minutes of 3DS and Switch news, including a bunch of details for Nintendo Switch Online. Nintendo has confirmed that...

By Jordan Lucero, 2 months ago

Trials Rising Closed Beta Starts This Thursday

At E3 2018, Ubisoft announced Trials Rising, alongside a closed beta. Anyone who signed up for the closed beta through the game’s website will get an email confirming their spot. The beta starts this Thursday at 1AM PST and ends on Monday, September 17th at 12AM PST for PC, Xbox One, and PS4. Codes are being sent out...

By Jordan Lucero, 2 months ago

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Is Getting Remastered for Switch and PS4

Square Enix announced that Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles will be making its way onto the Nintendo Switch and PS4 in 2019. The game originally released in 2001 for the Gamecube and PS1. Square Enix made the announcement through their YouTube channel. For those who’ve never played Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles, you play as a 4-man crew...

By Gregory Allen III, 2 months ago

Epic Games Announces Fortnite’s Fall Skirmish

This past Monday, Epic Games announced what will be Fortnite‘s next major competitive scene — the Fall Skirmish. Epic Games announced the event very lightly, only tweeting about it on the official Fortnite Twitter account. They have not released specifics on their website at the time of this writing. However, there is a change made with the upcoming Fall...

By Jordan Lucero, 2 months ago

“Unmissable” Ace Attorney Panel at This Year’s Tokyo Game Show

Tokyo Game Show is coming up soon, and Capcom has confirmed that they will be hosting a 40-minute Ace Attorney panel! Last year, a Capcom executive outlined plans in an article for better Switch support, and Ace Attorney was the only franchise specifically mentioned. It is very possible that the TGS panel will feature a...

By Nate Lakritz, 2 months ago

Astroneer’s Crafting Update Goes Live

Upcoming space sandbox Astroneer has just received a complete overhaul of its crafting and progression systems in a massive update. The game will see new raw resources (quartz, clay, graphite, hydrogen, helium, etc.) that can be crafted into synthetic materials (rubber, plastic, diamond, steel, silicone, etc.) in the chemistry lab. Gases must be collected using...

By Jordan Lucero, 2 months ago

Nintendo Direct Slotted for September 6th

UPDATE: Due to a magnitude 6.7 earthquake in Hokkaido, Japan, Nintendo has delayed this week’s Nintendo Direct. Nintendo has tweeted to expect a reannouncement “in the near future”. Stay tuned at Launch Party Gaming for more updates. Grab your popcorn! Nintendo has finally announced the long-awaited September Nintendo Direct. After weeks of speculation, fans were relieved...

By Nate Lakritz, 2 months ago

Old School RuneScape Mobile Release Date Announced

Being able to play RuneScape on mobile devices has always made a lot of sense. The proven MMORPG’s mobile port has been years in the making and will allow players of the game’s “Old School” mode to grind on the go. Old School RuneScape was added to the core game in early 2013, after longtime...

By Jordan Lucero, 3 months ago

Nintendo Releases Wii U Version 5.5.3

The stability gods at Nintendo have struck again with the first Wii U update since July 2017. Don’t worry homebrewers, this update doesn’t affect your hacks. New additions include further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments to the user experience. Exciting, right? Nintendo has also updated some EULAs to better comply with...

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