Over a week ago, Nintendo did a very informative Nintendo Direct with tons of info on new games for the Switch and the 3DS. Also as I dropped the ball and did not do a MetaGamer monthly for September, I will write a preview of one of the PS4 exclusives that is currently free to PlayStaion Plus subscribers. Also plan on doing a detailed article on Super Mario Odyssey before it releases at the end of the October.
Infamous: Second Son
Originally released in March of 2014, Infamous: Second Son follows Delsin Rowe. Delsin is a Native American (of the fictional Akomish tribe) living outside of Seattle, who usually gets into trouble (he paints graffiti on buildings). After an escaped conduit (people who gained powers after the incidents in the first two Infamous games on the PS3) comes to his tribe’s reservation, he gains smoke powers. Like Cole (the protagonist of the first two games) Delsin is proficient in parkour and can climb buildings with ease.
After the D.U.P. (a group charged with rounding up Conduits) agent Augustine attacks his people with her concrete powers while looking for the escaped Conduit, Delsin, and his brother chase her to Seattle to get her powers and help his tribe.
As in previous games, you can choose to be the Hero or the bad guy and become Infamous. Depending on what path you take Delsin’s appearance changes. His outfit changes to blues and whites in the Hero path, and blacks and reds in the Infamous path. NPCs in the game will also treat Delsin differently depending on what path he follows. He can also influence two other NPCs in the game (other escaped Conduits) and make them heroes or villains depending on his actions.
Throughout the game, you can gain others powers, such as Neon, Video, and Concrete. Each power set allows for different forms of travel and Delsin can switch between them (after a certain point), by absorbing smoke for Smoke, neon signs for Neon, and video monitors for Video. Delsin can only switch to Concrete (which he gets near the end of the game) by absorbing other conduits who have the Concrete power.
Infamous: Second Son is an open world game that allows you to travel around a fictionalized version of Seattle, Washington. There are a ton of easter eggs in the game, that reference the previous infamous games and the Sly Cooper games (another game series made by Suckerpunch).
On September 13th Nintendo had a very informative Nintendo Direct for 3DS and Switch games coming out later this year and next.
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The very popular RPG is coming to the Switch this November. The game will include gear from Legend Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (BoTW) that can be found in game or obtained using the appropriate BoTW Amiibo.
ESRB Rating*: M
Price: MSRP $59.99
Release Date: November 17
The popular detective game set in 1940’s Los Angeles, is being re-released on newer consoles, Switch being one of them. You travel through a huge detailed replica of 1940’s Los Angeles, solving different cases or petty crimes. There are tons of collectibles in the games along with era-specific clothes and cars. The game also features a large voice cast (in-game characters are based on the likeness of the actors), featuring recognizable faces like Bishop from Fringe and Leo from Charmed.
ESRB Rating*: M
Price: MSRP $39.99 ($49.99 Switch)
Release Date: November 14
Platforms: PS4, Switch, Xbox One
Fire Emblem Warriors
In addition to the regular version, the Switch is getting a special edition. Also, two Amiibos are releasing the same day.
Release Date: October
3-CD Music Set
25 Character Cards in Slipcase
Double Sided Poster
ESRB Rating*: T
Price: MSRP $79.99 (Regular Edition $59.99)
Release Date: October 20
Project: Octopath Traveler
This is a short review of the demo for a new RPG coming out next year.
Project: Octopath Traveler is an RPG that uses 2D character sprites with a 3D isometric world, giving a unique perspective. You can choose from 8 characters with 8 different starting areas each with a unique ability.
The demo lets you try 2 of the 8 characters the final game will have. Fights are done on a separate screen from the overworld map in round-based combat. You save your game by finding NPCs called Travelers wearing green hats.
Ability: Challenge (Duel NPCs)
Starting Area: Cobbleston in the Highlands
Ability: Allure (Convince NPCs to follow you or lead them into a trap.)
Starting Area: Sunshade in the Sunlands
ESRB Rating*: RP
Price: MSRP TBA
Release Date: 2018
Xenoblade Chronicles 2
The new Xenoblade Chronicles gets a special edition and pro controller.
ESRB Rating*: T
Price: MSRP $99.99 (Regular Edition $59.99)
Release Date: December 1
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Pro Controller
Price: MSRP $74.99
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
The Champions from BotW get their own Amiibos. In addition to the normal game items, each one gives Link an Ancient Helmet that matches their respective Divine Beasts.
White & Orange 2DS XL
Price: MSRP $149.99
Poke Ball Themed 2DS XL
Price: MSRP $159.99
- Metroid Samus Returns
- Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition (On eShop, Physical Later Date)
- Yo Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters DLC
- Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy
- Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions
- Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth (Demo Available on Nintendo eShop)
- Fire Emblem Warriors
- Mario Party Top 100
- Pokemon Sun Ultra/ Pokemon Moon Ultra
- Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney
- Kirby Battle Royale
- The Alliance Alive
- Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux
- Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology
- Pokken Tournament DX
- Arcade Archives: Mario Bros
- FIFA 18
- NBA 2K18
- Fire Emblem Warriors
- Snipperclips Plus Cut It Out Together! (Expanded Version, DLC for owners of Original)
- L.A. Noire
- Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- Resident Evil Revelations 1 & 2
- Xenoblade Chronicles 2
- Rocket League (Includes Switch Exclusives)
- Arena of Valor (Free Beta)
- Morphie’s Law
- Lost Sphear
- Dragon Quest Builders
- Kirby Star Allies
- Project: Octopath Traveler (Demo out now)
- Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
- WWE 2K18
E – Everyone
T – Teen
M – Mature
RP – Rating Pending