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Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is getting a limited edition bundle

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Fire Emblem fans chomping at the bit for Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia might be even more excited to know that the game will be getting a limited edition bundle that will launch the same day as the game itself. The limited edition bundle will include the game, a hardcover Valentia Artbook, a Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Sound Selection CD, a pin set featuring the characters Alm, Celica, and Marth, and a reversible cover sheet that looks like the packaging for the original Famicom game. The Limited Edition will launch along side the game exclusively for the 3DS at an MSRP of $59.99.

Also launching on May 19 is a set of two new amiibo figures for Alm and Celica. Launching at a suggested retail price of $24.99, the two figures will only be available as a set and when used in game, the amiibo will activate their own exclusive dungeons and allowing heroes to earn more items and further level up their armies by defeating bosses. You can also take advantage of the Alm and Celica amiibo in battle by selecting Mila's Turnwheel from the menu on the overworld map, then during combat you can sacrifice a portion of Alm or Celica's health in order to summon a CPU-controlled illusory hero which will act as a temporary ally for a single turn.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia launches on May 19th exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS for $39.99 (again, the limited edition bundle will be $59.99).

Splatoon 2 Global Test Fire starts this Friday

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Starting this Friday the 24th at 12pm PT, Splatoon 2 will be getting a "Global Test Fire" (read: open beta) to test out multiplayer features. You can get the free demo from the Switch eShop, and log on to matches during the following times:

  • March 24: 12-12:59 p.m. PT
  • March 24: 8-8:59 p.m. PT
  • March 25: 4-4:59 a.m. PT
  • March 25: 12-12:59 p.m. PT
  • March 25: 8-8:59 p.m. PT
  • March 26: 4-4:59 a.m. PT

Splatoon 2 will probably be one of Switch's biggest summer releases, but Nintendo better have a Smash Bros or some incredible unannounced FPS lined up if they expect people to pay a monthly fee for their online service this time.

GOG Galaxy ends beta, adds cloud saves, screencaps, overlays

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After two-and-a-half years, GOG Galaxy is coming out of beta. GOG Galaxy is GOG.com's Steam-like video game client. It keeps your gaming library on cute little online shelving, keeps games updated, and allows cross-platform play. After today's upgrade (clarification: today for existing users, but April for newcomers), it's baked. No more feature creep.

But this GOG Galaxy 1.2 upgrade adds good stuff. The biggest deal is the addition of universal cloud saves—even adding cloud save support to older games that never had that functionality. That's going to be super nice for games in my library like Planescape: Torment and Dragon Age: Origins. Those are two games that've taken me so long to get through that I've bought and tossed out at least two laptops in that amount of time, which means I've lost my saved games each time I've done that. But not anymore. Cloud saves to the rescue.

Also, the GOG Galaxy 1.2 upgrade adds screencaps (an always-popular option with me), bandwidth limiting, chat improvements, and overlays. A new hibernate mode cuts down Client CPU usage when you're playing a game, which saves resources and battery life. They even toss in an FPS counter for you folks that enjoy gritting your teeth when it drops below 60.

Keep up the good work, CD Projekt. I keep GOG Galaxy nice and snug in my Start Bar.

 

Twitch gets a facelift to match Pulse integration

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Twitch.tv is undergoing a few UI changes to provide quicker access to the event you want to see and make the site generally more user-friendly. The changes are pivoting around the new Pulse feature, which is basically a tool that allows broadcasters to interact with their viewers and subscribers.  There's a handy blog post all about Pulse on the Twitch site.

In addition to Pulse integration, site wide navigation is moving to the top of the page for ease of use and greater access to followers and friends are bing integrated. The video below describes the changes, and the press release from Twitch is after the Read More link after that.

Kill more things in Killing Floor 2's The Descent content pack

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Tripwire Interactive, developer of Killing Floor 2, has announced a new content pack, available now.

Called The Descent, the pack includes two new maps, one a brand new map called The Descent, the other, a fan-made community map called Nuked. Also included is a new game mode called Holdout, a sub-mode of Survival, as well as two new weapons: The Spitfires, making a return from the original Killing Floor, and a new LMG, the Stoner 63a.

The content pack is a free update, and there are plenty of sales and discounts on Killing Floor 2, now through March 28th for PSN, and Thursday, March 23rd through Monday, March 27th on Steam.

Check out the trailer below


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The weapons of Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3

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We've mentioned Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 a few times here on Gaming Nexus. The game is saying all the right things to shape up into a great shooter, but I'll hold off on hype as both of the previous iterations didn't review up to their promise. A key element highlighted in the latest news from CI Games is all about weapons and weapon customization. The developers are positioning this customization as a key element in the experience. Players will be able to tailor their arsenal to their play style and open the game up in unique ways. The guns on offer range from pistols, to machine guns, shotguns, bows, and of course sniper rifles. Weapons can equip or drop scopes, laser aiming modules, silencers, magazine sizes, bipods and camo for various boosts and hinderances to their weapons of choice. The goal is to open up play styles from stealth and distance sniping, to infiltration, even to all out action and close quarters combat. 

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 releases April 25th on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. 

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 Header

Read more below for the full press release and to check out a few close ups of the weapons on display.

Super Mega Baseball 2 to get Super Mega Customization

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If Little League had a name like Metalhead Software's Super Mega Baseball 2, perhaps I would have stayed in it for longer. Or maybe not, depending on how Super Mega it would have been.

Anyways, Metalhead is here with a new video on the customization aspects on their new game, which is a sequel to Super Mega Baseball, if you didn't catch that already.

The new feature adds customization to team logos, names, divisions, even right down to the players.

The developers state that the teams can be male, female or mixed. That is awesome. It's not shown in the video, but hopefully they'll elaborate more on a later date. You can watch the first gameplay reveal here, and the customization video is below.

Final livestream for Destiny's Age of Triumph

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Destiny is slowly fading into it's farewell tour, preparing the way for Destiny 2 this fall. The major bit of content around that farewell is the Age of Triumph. The Age of Triumph will reintroduce old raids and gear at current light; introduces new playlists, modifiers, and rewards; and is all tracked in a 13 page Record Book spanning the entire Destiny experience and doling out even more rewards and goodies.

The Age of Triumph goes live with next week's weekly update, the one dropping March 28th. Tomorrow, at 10am Pacific (1 pm Eastern) will be the final livestream detailing the content and updates. The livestream will feature Bungie's 3D Character Artist, Ian McIntosh, and Senior Gameplay Designer, Josh Hamrick, and will of course be on Twitch at the Bungie channel: https://www.twitch.tv/bungie

 

Cheetah gets an official trailer for Injustice 2

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Looks like there will be more than one cat on the prowl when Injustice 2 rolls around on May 16th. Cheetah was revealed during the valentines day "here come the girls" trailer, but now we can really see what she's made of as Netherealm has released her very own trailer. 

This is on the heels of another character announcement last week with Firestorm. Cheetah looks like she is going to be incredibly rush down focused and your ass will probably be in trouble if she gets you in a corner. She even has a leap move that can duck under projectiles and get her closer to her opponent. Very cool. 

Check out the trailer below. 

 

Get ready to get turnt with the Nintendo Switch

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Nintendo has announced a partnership with GameTruck to bring more than one hundred Nintendo Switches to parties across the country. 

You can reserve a GameTruck for a party of your own between now and June 20th. You can check out GameTruck's website here.

Nintendo plans to bring games like 1-2 SwitchBreath of the Wild, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Sounds cool, like a bouncy castle except with more video games, and no bouncy castle. But they may include these, which look pretty fun:


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