Deck Building RPG ‘Monster Slayers’ Hits Nintendo Switch In April

Monster Slayers, a deck building RPG adventure that employs an immersive card-based battle system, hits Nintendo Switch on April 5. As players create a hero to join the Monster Slayers Guild, they undergo a quest through the dangerous Northern Valley to defeat an all powerful villain named Harbinger to become a true Monster Slayer. Developed by Nerdook Productions (Reverse Crawl), the game is inspired by Peter Whalen’s inspired roguelike game Dream Quest.

Gamers battle undead goblins, outlaws, and mighty dragons during the adventure, and they can choose 12 different classes to choose from as they start their journey (Rogue, Ranger, Knight, Barbarian, Cleric, Wizard, Assassin, Beastmaster, Apothecary, Brute, Monk, and Necromancer). To stave off monotony, the developers ensure that each play through is different as each enemy encounter and loot discovery are randomly generated.

Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!

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Pac-Man Hits Nintendo Switch Console With ‘Namco Museum’

digdug1As a Generation X gamer, coin-operated games were a way to wile away the school week, and though arcades are not exactly a thing of the past, they were a fixture in the 1980s. Nintendo Switch’s third party lineup continues to grow, this time with an ode to the past with the just released title Namco Museum.

The classic games compilation includes Pac-Man, Dig Dug, Galaga, Galaga ’88, The Tower of Druaga, Tank Force, Rolling Thunder, Rolling Thunder 2, Spy Kid, and Splatterhouse.

Also included is the 2003 four player game Pac-Man Vs., a title based on the the Pac-Man series and supervised by iconic game designer Shigeru Miyamoto. Two Nintendo Switch consoles are required for Pac-Man Vs. (one console will feature the gameplay of three ghosts, with Pac-Man utilized for the other console). A downloadable app on the Nintendo e-Shop enables 1-3 players to enter a multiplayer session of the game that’s hosted by another Nintendo Switch system.

“Over the decades that have passed since these games first hit arcades, they’ve proven to be timeless classics that retain their charm across every era and hardware platform,” said Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. VP of Marketing Eric Hartness. “The Nintendo Switch is the perfect platform to play Namco Museum single player, multiplayer, on the couch, or on the go. There’s something here for everyone, and with the built-in multiplayer capability of the Switch, anyone can join in.”

Namco Museum is currently available via the Nintendo eShop.

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Johnny Depp’s Rocky Road To Screen Stardom

As a three-time Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner, Johnny Depp must have been born to be an actor, right? Not exactly. He always wanted to be a performer, but early on, his artistic aspirations were to be a musician! But after a decade of pursuing his dreams of rock stardom, his life took a sudden turn. (Click on the media bar below to hear Johnny Depp)

Johnny Depp is currently channeling his inner Keith Richards in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which is playing in theaters everywhere.

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E3 2015: Kenichiro Takaki Talks ‘Senran Kagura’ & Its “Solid Core”


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Producer Kenichiro Takaki has become a household name in the gaming community thanks to his popular Senran Kagura series. Drawing from Takaki’s youthful love for manga, the series centers on the adventures of a group of scantily clad, wide-eyed, and buxom female ninjas.

XSEED Games is set to release the Nintendo 3DS title Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson this summer, and the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita game Senran Kagura Estival Versus is slated for a stateside debut this winter.

Hollywood Outbreak had the opportunity to interview Kenichiro Takaki at last week’s E3 2015, held at the Convention Center in downtown Los Angeles, and we asked him about the sexuality that is inherent in the Senran Kagura titles.

“The game does heavily emphasize on the sexuality and it’s an easy way to understand what the game is,” said Takaki. “But of course, if you want to make it a series that has longevity, it’s not like we just wanted to create a sexual content driven game. There’s a solid core, game playing aspect behind it.”

The full interview with Takaki is found on Deepest Dream. For more info on the titles, please go to to XSeed Games’ official site.

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Nintendo 3DS XL Fades To Black With August Release

NINTENDO 3D XL Black (Nintendo) Black is the color of night. Black is formal. “Black is the color of my true love’s hair,” sings Nina Simone. And now, come August 11th, the darkest of all colors ( black a color) is spreading its film noir, shadowed grip on the Nintentdo 3DS XL.

Previous incarnations of the handheld system came in blue, pink, and red, but now AC/DC, Metallica, and just plain black enthusiasts will have much to cheer about in the coming weeks.

The system’s debut coincides with the release of the 3DS title Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. If you haven’t checked out the trailer for the upcoming game, it’s featured down below:

Gamers – tell us if you’re excited about Mario & Luigi: Dream Teamrelease as well as the debut of the black 3DS!!

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Nintendo Wii U Update Released, Promises Faster Functionality

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The Nintendo Wii U update that fans have been waiting for is now available for download, as Nintendo released a press announcement this morning regarding the excellent news.

Along with faster load times and improved performance, as well as setting the table for the upcoming Wii U Virtual Console service, this update has a bunch of improvements.

“Wii U continues to grow and evolve with new features that make it a better experience for everyone,” said Nintendo of America’s president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “Now owners can navigate to their favorite games and services even faster, or play some of their favorite classic games.”

Here are the updates, as stated in the press release:

  • The time required to start the Wii U console, launch built-in applications, exit software and return to the main menu, jump between applications, and jump between software and Miiverse has been reduced.
  • While the Wii U logo is being displayed during the system startup, users can directly transition to the Wii Menu by holding down the B Button on the Wii U GamePad.
  • Users can install games and applications from the Nintendo eShop in the background while other software is being used.
  • When powering off during a download, Wii U will go into a standby mode, then power off when all downloads and installations are complete.
  • Users can transfer and copy data between two USB storage devices in Data Management. This allows users the opportunity to upgrade or replace a current USB storage device that is connected to the Wii U Console.
  • Users can control the priority of their downloads when downloading multiple items at once.
  • Improved account selection when powering on the system now displays Nintendo Network IDs to clearly distinguish accounts.
  • TV screen size output can now be adjusted in the System Settings.
  • An Undo/Redo button was added to the Miiverse drawing input screen.

It’s the hugest update since the console’s launch last November, and it’s great to see the Nintendo Wii U gain positive momentum with E3 just around the corner.

Once you download the Nintendo Wii U update, we’d love to know what you think of all the improvements.  Feel free to comment below!

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