Sora’s Smash Bros. appearance answers a 6-year-old question

The revelation that Sora, from Square Enix’s Kingdom Hearts series, is the 82nd and final Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighter brings a bittersweet closure to a Smash community event from more than six years ago. Introducing Sora on Tuesday, Smash Bros. game director Masahiro Sakurai recalled this community poll, which ran from April to October of 2015. Fans voted in […]

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Suda51’s Grasshopper Manufacture acquired by NetEase

NetEase Games has acquired Grasshopper Manufacture, the studio led by games design auteur Goichi “Suda51” Suda, and maker of games and franchises like No More Heroes, Killer7, and Lollipop Chainsaw. The two companies announced the acquisition via news release on Thursday. “As we all know, NetEase Games has developed many excellent games in the past, and I have long been […]

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Wario’s shoes are the window to his soul

Wario is a fashion icon. Even professional stylist Peter Nguyen of The Essential Man agrees it’s true. But one thing that Nguyen and I disagree on is Wario’s shoes. Sure, Nguyen is an expert in men’s fashion who knows more about clothes than I know about anything, and I’m an almost 30-year-old man who works in sweatpants daily. But my […]

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Dang, New Horizons’ new cooked food looks incredible

OK, Nintendo — I think players are ready to forgive the developer for the dearth of Animal Crossing: New Horizons content over the past year. During the Animal Crossing Direct on Friday, Nintendo announced a ton of new content to bring players back to their islands — and the new cooking and food items look delicious. There’s so much to […]

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Chocobo GP puts a Final Fantasy spin on a kart racer

Mario Kart meets Final Fantasy in Chocobo GP, a new racer from Square Enix. The game will come to Nintendo Switch with a 2022 release window, as announced at a Nintendo Direct on Thursday. The racer looks like a standard kart game, except with its own Final Fantasy flair. You’ll be able to drift boost and use attacks to throw […]

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Bayonetta 3 resurfaces with a gameplay trailer

Bayonetta 3 is coming to Nintendo Switch in 2022, developer PlatinumGames and publisher Sega said following a four-minute gameplay trailer shown during Thursday’s Nintendo Direct. The trailer, as heavy with cinematics as it is with in-game footage, shows Bayonetta coming to the rescue against a kaiju-esque enemy who is overwhelming the local defense. Bayonetta and her trademark pistol-heels arrive on […]

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