This week in video games: PUBG sells 3 million on Xbox One, Dark Souls Remastered confirmed, and a new Nintendo Direct reveals upcoming Switch games. While this doesn't mark the debut of such a mode in an "MT" game - the honor goes to "Mario Tennis Power Tour" for the Game Boy Advance - it's a first for a Nintendo console outing.
All the characters now have tennis clothes that would probably do for a bit of serious competition, but Nintendo promise that there will be some added depth to the tennis gameplay. There is also a new local multiplayer mode called CRIME.NET Local Play, that will let you set up a local game and invite friends that share the same local network.
A new DLC pack, known as Battle Pack, is also available to purchase now for Pokkén Tournament DX.
Kirby Star Allies launches for Nintendo Switch on March 16. In fact, EA is pleased with the sales of the game across the board, and according to NoF, new announcements will be made soon. One gives you thirty seconds to hide a balloon in as obscure a spot as you can in the given kingdom.
Luigi's Balloon World is a competitive mode players can access by finding Luigi in each kingdom. The company has not revealed the specific release date, but the game will be available sometime this year. The controller is a near flawless remake of the original with a couple of cool new features such as an embedded OLED screen, and two additional shoulder buttons. The game will release on the Switch on May 4th.
It's a ladies-only affair with SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy.
One of the most-anticipated Nintendo Switch exclusive games for 2018 is Hyrule Warriors. Bank heist shooting game PAYDAY 2 will be released on February 27th, 2018. It remains to be seen exactly how the new edition will control or operate compared to the original (which practically used every DS function at the same time) but it certainly started off the presentation on a high note, a nod to a devoted and vocal fanbase finally getting what it asked for.
Celeste is a hard 2D side scroller that features over 300 levels to master. the title will feature an assist mode and feature numerous hard trials for the platformer enthusiasts. Juggling more than one character isn't an easy task for most, and allowing different methods to achieve this balance makes the game more approachable for everyone. Payday 2 will be coming to the Switch while making use of the HD rumble feature as well as utilizing the touch screen for menus in handheld mode.
Set to release on May 25, the Dark Souls: Remastered is an updated version of the genre-defining action role-playing classic.