JUMP FORCE Revealed At Xbox’s E3 2018 Briefing Event!

Bandai Namco’s latest fighting game, JUMP FORCE, was revealed at Xbox’s E3 2018 briefing event today. It will release on Xbox One, PS4, and PC in 2019–according to the Bandai Namco Entertainment America YouTube channel.

This game will feature Shonen Jump characters from well-known series like Naruto, One Piece, DragonBall Z, and Death Note. A trailer was released to the internet moments after it’s announcement at Xbox’s E3 briefing event. You can watch the trailer here.

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In the trailer, Anime and Manga fans will spot some iconic iconography from the respected series above. Some to note would include the Hokage monuments from Naruto, Frieza’s ship from DragonBall Z, and the Thousand Sunny from One Piece. Notably, the characters presented in the trailer include, Naruto Uzumaki, Monkey D. Luffy, Son Goku, Frieza, Ryuk, and Light Yagami.

The biggest change from this title compared to J-Stars Victory Vs + is that the characters are fighting in realistic environments that are a part of the world we live in today. It seems this will be the case based on the latest Twitter post made by the Bandai Namco Twitter account. This is what they said on the matter.

“Universes collide as legendary manga heroes and villains are transported to our reality. Massive battles fill epic locales as good and evil clashes, while humankind hangs in the balance. Look for more details on JUMP FORCE soon and UNITE TO FIGHT in 2019!” 

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The last game these characters collided in was J-Stars Victory Vs + and had a huge roster of Shonen Jump characters to choose from. However, Light Yagami was not playable in that game as many believe he is more suited to battling with his head. Does this mean more Shonen Jump characters who fight their enemies without fists will be playable characters? We’ll have to wait and find out? #BringYugiMotoInJumpForce

Update: It appears the Bandai Namco Twitter account is teasing fans with a playable demo at E3 2018? Though no information has dropped whether this is the company teasing fans or not, it’s likely that the game could be playable at Xbox’s E3 booth.

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We’ll be sure to update you with more information on the game as it comes out. I’m looking forward to playing this game once it releases.

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Fortnite may be coming to the Nintendo Switch!

Fortnite may be coming to a Nintendo Switch console near you. A leaked list of E3 2018 Nintendo games appeared on 4chan this morning. Fortnite for the Nintendo Switch was also rated by the Korean Game Ratings Board too–according to arstechnica.com.

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Popular gaming media website Eurogamer reports that the leaked E3 2018 Nintendo game list is accurate, and that consumers should “expect an announcement soon.”

The title recently launched on iOS devices and is coming to Android this summer — according to The Verge. Fortnite currently uses touch controls for mobile devices and the Nintendo Switch could use a mixture of touch and Joy-Con play.

Many Nintendo and Fortnite fans have wanted this game ported to the system for awhile. Who wouldn’t want a portable battle royale shooter on the go, right? They may not have to wait much longer for an announcement. I’m speculating we’ll get news of this before or after E3 2018.

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Ubisoft Reveals Assassin’s Creed Odyssey & Promises More Info At E3!

Ubisoft’s Twitter account revealed Assassin’s Creed Odyssey to the world on May 31st, 2018. The Assassin’s Creed Twitter account posted a trailer on Thursday showing off a cut-scene and logo for the title. Ubisoft said it will make an appearance at E3 2018 with the tagline, “See you at E3!”

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Initially, the game leaked on Twitter and its logo and name were revealed. The French video game website, JeuxVideo-Live posted a keychain photograph about the title. The JeuxVideo-Live report claimed the game will be a follow-up to Assassin’s Creed Origins and will be set in ancient Greece, said Polygon.com.

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In the teaser trailer, we see a character kicking a person off the cliff. We receive the game’s name and E3 2018 text teaser that shows they’ll deliver more news at their event.

Ubisoft’s E3 press conference is on Monday, June 11th at the following times.

  • June 11 – 1 pm PST
  • June 11 – 4 pm EST

You can watch the stream live via local gaming websites.

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5 Lost Stages That Need To Return In Super Smash Bros. Switch!

We all have our favorite veteran and newcomer characters we’d like to see appear in Super Smash Bros, but only a few have discussed what stages should return in the new Nintendo Switch title. This list will not be in any particular order and I will only select stages based on franchises. For example, I won’t pick two stages that represent the Pokemon franchise. Nevertheless, here are five lost stages from the Super Smash Bros series that NEED to return in the Nintendo Switch game.

5. Saffron City (Super Smash Bros. 64)

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It’s long overdo at this point. Many of the original Super Smash Bros 64 stages have received the return treatment. Yet this stage still remains in 64’s dungeon. With the alleged Pokemon Yellow remake rumors surfacing online it would be fitting for Masahiro Sakurai and his team to place this beloved stage back in Super Smash Bros. If the rumor turns out to be true. 

Although Sakurai hasn’t revamped any of the old, current returning stages; it would be cool to see new Pokemon appear from the stage’s door. They could add a generational spin to it by having Pokemon from generations one to seven appear from the door to attack opponents or yourself. A mild stage hazard that’s not too annoying would be great, honestly. I was gunning for this stage to return during the Smash Wii U DLC run but alas, it did not happen. Maybe this is the time for Saffron City to make a comeback, eh?

4. Brinstar Depths (Super Smash Bros. Melee)

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I feel the Brinstar Depths stage was fun during the Melee days. Having a gigantic creature spin the stage around was crazy. It felt like a precursor to Brawl’s Spear Pillar stage to me but I’d choose this stage over Palkia and Dialga’s interference any day. If it does return, I would love for Sakurai’s team to add more interesting background elements besides our big fella here.

Maybe have the beast duke it out with another creature from the series or play with the lava effects in the background. Ridley would make an excellent opponent, that’s if, he doens’t end up becoming a playable character. It would heighten the battle’s intensity and give players ideas to pull heinous actions on others. All the gimmicks should remain, but I would love to see some more “flare” with this stage if it returns in Super Smash Bros. Switch.

3. Great Bay (Super Smash Bros. Melee)

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I still remember unlocking Young Link and listening to the amazing theme that went along with his character. If Tingle’s not going to be a playable Zelda character, than please, add this stage back in the game. It may look small, but it felt great knocking people into that little corner. Jumping off a turtle’s shell felt great too. Not to mention the amazing background segments that occur in this stage–which were great too. Since The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask released on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems not too long ago; I thought this stage would’ve been in. The current Zelda stages we have are fine, but I’d love to fight these antagonists and our current Smash heroes atop a turtle again, Sakurai. #FreeMrTurtle

2. Eagleland Fourside (Super Smash Bros. Melee)

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Quite frankly, my favorite Super Smash Bros. stage so far. Unless we get a New Donk City stage from Super Mario Odyssey. This stage gave me a great experience and I wish this would’ve replaced Onett for Brawl and Smash 4. The UFO that appears out of nowhere gave me an alien-like vibe. The music was peaceful but it made my “melees” feel mystical and grand. I obviously want this stage to return because it’s a literal city. I wasn’t the biggest fan of New Pork City from Brawl because it was too large for my taste. Fourside fit my stage ratio tastes wonderfully and provided that dream city-stage experience I never thought I’d want. If Sakurai chooses to add Magicant in Super Smash Bros. Switch than I’m all for it. But, it would be cool to see an HD version of Fourside.

1. Fountain of Dreams (Super Smash Bros. Melee)

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Super Smash Bros. Melee did have a Final Destination stage for players. But for me, this is the stage where I’d truly “Settle it in Smash.” The music, design, and tension I get when playing on this stage just screams, “It’s about to go down!” I’m not aware of the current events in the competitive Smash community, but I’d always hear people clamoring for this stage’s appearance in Super Smash Bros. again after Melee released and Brawl was on the horizon. I’m utterly shocked that Sakurai hasn’t re-added this stage in Super Smash Bros. yet. Maybe with Super Smash Bros. Switch, Sakurai will “switch” things up with the Kirby stages.

Well those are five stages I’d like to see in Super Smash Bros. Switch. Certainly, there are other stages I’d love for this game to have, but these five speak to me. We’ll have to wait by the title’s release to see what stays abandoned and what stage gains the keys to Smash Bros.

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Nintendo News Round-Up: E3 2018 Plans & Nintendo Switch Online Information Incoming?

With the financial briefing all wrapped up in a bow; it was only a matter of time until Nintendo released their final smash. By final smash, I mean their E3 2018 plans!

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According to Nintendo of America’s Twitter account, their E3 starts on June 11th with the “Splatoon 2 World Championship” tournament that will air from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. PT. or 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET for those of you in the eastern time zone. The tournament finals will occur on June 12th. After the “Splatoon 2 World Championship” tournament finals conclude, the “Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018” tournament will occur.

Then Nintendo will host a video presentation said to “look at Nintendo Switch titles for 2018,” with a clear focus on Super Smash Bros. This starts at 9:00 a.m. P.T. or 12:00 p.m. ET. My best guess is that it will share a similar format to their Nintendo Spotlight event from last year, but we’ll have to wait and see on that one.

Next up on Nintendo’s list is the “Nintendo Treehouse Live” segment where they plan to showcase “Three days” worth of Nintendo Switch game-play featuring developers and members from the Treehouse. It seems Super Smash Bros will kick-off the Treehouse Live segment right when the video presentation ends. That’s both exciting and mysterious. We’re probably going to get a character reveal.

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It seems we’ll also be getting news about the Nintendo Switch Online Service in early May–according to Wall Street Journal reporter Takashi Mochisuki.

I’ll say this once, and I’ll say it many times over. It’s great to be an Nintendo Switch owner right now. With their E3 2018 plans officially announced, and their Nintendo Switch Online Service on the horizon, Nintendo seems like their gunning toward victory with this year’s E3. I can’t wait to see what they have in store for us in June!

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