Nintendo Stealth Drops a New Trailer for Bayonetta 3, October Release Date Confirmed

In a stealth drop Nintendo posted a brand-new trailer for hotly-anticipated Bayonetta 3. The trailer shows Bayonetta fighting a new enemy called homunculi, which are mad-made bioweapons. A new witch named Viola shows up in the trailer as another playable character. Jeanne, Luka and Rodin are also shown in the trailer.

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Bayonetta 3 released on October 28 on Nintendo Switch.

Pokémon TGC Reality TV Series in Development

The Pokémon Company announced that is is currently casting for Pokémon TCG fans for an “unscripted series involving the Pokémon TCG”. The casting is taking place in the greater Los Angeles area. The format this series will take, and the expected release date are currently unknown.

The language in the casting denouncement hints that the show may be about pairing TCG fans of various skill levels with expert TCG players.

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Nordisk Games Acquires Until Dawn Developer Supermassive Games

On Tuesday Nordisk Games announced that they have acquired Until Dawn and The Dark Pictures Anthology developer Supermassive Games.

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in 2021 Nordisk purchased a 30.7% stake in Supermassive Games, now Nordisck owns 100% of the developer making it the third wholly-owned studio in Nordisk’s portfolio.

Supermassive Game is known for developing the smash hit horror game Until Dawn, and the Dark Anthology trilogy. In 2022 Supermassive released The Quarry which was met with solid reviews.

Japanese Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Assassinated

Japanese Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (安倍 晋三) was assassinated Friday morning while delivering a campaign speech in Nara Japan. Abe was delivering a speech on the street when the assailant ran up behind Abe and shot him from behind twice with a shotgun. The assailant was arrested at the scene. Abe was taken from the scene unconscious and in cardiac arrest. He passed away in the hospital.

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As Japan enters a state of mourning for the longest-serving Prime Minister in the nation’s history, it is likely that this may affect the release schedules of some Japanese games. Our hearts go out to the people of Japan, and the Abe family as they proceed through this great national tragedy.

Streamer LilyPichu Moves to Streaming Exclusively on YouTube Gaming

On Thursday the Twitch Streamer LilyPichu announced that she will be changing platforms and streaming exclusively on YouTube Gaming.

LilyPichu has been streaming on the Twitch.tv platform since 2012 and is most famous for her League of Legends content. This move marks the latest in a string of creators that have left Twitch for various reasons.

2022 has been a year of upheaval for the game streaming industry. The YouTube Gaming platform has made several improvements this year in including the implementation of a raid feature and the ability of gift channel memberships. Earlier this year Twitch announced a more aggressive advertising policy that floods viewers with unskippable adds that interrupt the viewing experience for extender periods. It was restructuring its partner payout structure, a move that upset many streamers on the platform.

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At this stage is is unknown what factors motivated LilyPichu to make the switch. The response from the community has been positive with many people congratulating Lily on the decision. Here’s no many more years of LilyPichu content.

“Yu-Gi-Oh!” Creator Kazuki Takahashi Found Dead at 60

NHK News reported that the body of “Yu-Gi-Oh” creator Kazuki Takahashi (高橋 和希) was found in shallow waters off the coast of Nago in Okinawa Japan. Takahashi was wearing scuba equipment which suggests that his death was due to a diving accident. The Nago City Coast Guard and police are conducting an investigation.

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Takahasi was born on October 4 1961, and started working as a manga artist in 1982. He worked on several projects until 1996 when he would create the original Yu-Gi-Oh manga. The manga would be wildly successful leading to the creation of the Yu-Gi-Oh Trading Card Game by Konami and many spin off anime and manga series.

Rest in peace, Takahashi-san.

Washington Post Video Games Reporter Gene Park Diagnosed with Colon Cancer

In a tweet on Tuesday Washington Post games reporter Gene Park announced that he has been diagnosed with colon cancer. In a YouTube video linked in the tweet the 40-year-old reports that he is currently undergoing treatment. The cancer hasn’t metastasized to any other organs which is a sign for treatment. Park states that he has already undergone one surgery and is planning on starting chemo later in the year in hopes of shrinking the tumor so it can be removed at the end of the year.

Park closes out the video by thanking the everyone for the support they have shown him. Park is currently on medical leav

Belle Delphine Releases ‘Gamer Boy’ Music Video Featuring twomad

Today internet meme mistress Belle Delphine released a new music video titles Gamer Boy. The song is a parody of Avril Lavigne’s 2002 hit “Sk8r Boi” with lyrics changes to reflect the gaming and internet culture. For the video Belle collaborates with twomad who is famous for his gaming, skits, and commentary. The video currently sits at over 117k views.

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Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase Round-up

Today’s Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase streaming event revealed a bunch of new games from Nintendo’s developer partners that will be upcoming between today and early 2023. Here is a round-up of what was revealed.

The direct opened with a trailer for the upcoming expansion for Monster Hunter Rise called Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak. The expansion will be free DLC that adds a new story area and a new collection of monsters to the game. The first update will release in August and introduce the Seething Bazelgeuse and the Lucent Nargacuga with several other monsters.

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NieR: Automata – The End of YoRHa Edition is a port of the game including all the DLC content along with new Switch-Exclusive content. The game is set to release on October 6 2022.

Lorelei and the Laser Eyes is a modern point-and-click adventure game with a haunting murder mystery plot. It is coming to the Switch in 2023.

Super Bomberman R 2 is coming to Nintendo Switch next year. The game will have a new mode called Castle Mode where one player has to defend a castle from a team of up to 15 other players.

Mega Man Battle Network: Legacy Collection is a collection of all the Mega Man Battle Network titles released on the Game Boy Advance. The game will also have a gallery and soundtrack mode. The game launches on Nintendo Switch in 2023.

Pac-Man World: Re-Pac is a remake of Pack-Man World. The game is coming to Switch August 26.

Blanc is a game where a doe and wolf pup team up and go on a serene and emotional adventure. The game has local and online co-op and features a story with no dialogue. The game launches in February 2023 on Switch.

Return to Monkey Island is a new entry in the venerable swash-buckling sea-faring pirate point-and-click adventure series. Guybrush Threepwood returns for a new adveture picking up after the events of Monkey Island 2. The game launches on Nintendo Switch later this year.

New gameplay footage was shown for Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope. The trailer shows off some of the new game mechanics and characters including Rabbid Rosalina, and Bowser. The game is scheduled to release on October 20.

Little Noah: Scion of Paradise is a casual roguelite from Cygames, developers of Dragelia Lost. The game launches today on Nintendo Switch.

Railgrade is a railroad building simulator featuring steampunk designs for the various trains.

The Legend of Wright is an rpg adventure that takes place entirely in the notebook of a young aspiring game developer named Kenta. The player must use desk tools like pencils, erasers, and more to draw and erase through puzzles to guide the hero on his adventure. The game launches August 18.

Gameplay from Sonic Frontiers was shown during the direct. Sonic adventures through the mysetrious starfall islands. As Sonic explores he will gain new abilities that improve his combat skills. Sonic can dash an chain his attacks to form damaging combos as he makes his way to the heart of this new adventure.

Disney Dreamlight Valley is a life simulation game where the player player enters a world where the Disney and Pixar characters all lived in harmony until a strange force started making them lose their memories. The player must help find out the source of this force and save the memories of the beloved Disney characters. The game enters early access on September 6.

Doremon Story of Seasons: Friends of the Great Kingdom combines the venerable farming series with the whimsically imaginative world of Doremon. This game comes to Nintendo Switch this fall.

Minecraft Legends is an adventure game that takes place in the Minecraft universe. It comes to Switch in 2023.

Dragon Quest Treasures is an action-adventure spin-off to the Dragon Quest series where you play as a brother and sister pair of treasure hunters looking doe rare treasure. You can recruit various monsters to your team to aid you in combat as you discover the treasures of Dragonia. Dragon Quest Treasures launches December 9 on Nintendo Switch.

Harvestella is a new action adventure RPG/Farming Simulator from Square-Enix. The game appears to take inspiration form the Rune Factory series. Harvestella comes to Nintendo Switch on November 6.

Persona 5 Royal is coming to Nintendo Switch on October 21st 2021. Persona 4 Golden and Persona 3 Portable will be coming to Nintendo Switch in 2023.

Twitch Streamer Kaia to Host IRL Stream from Yeticon Anime Convention

This weekend, June 17-19th, the twitch streamer Kaia is going to be holding an IRL stream live from the Yeticon anime convention. The stream promises cosplay, parties, and more. If you’re looking for a fun way to kick off the summer drop by and check it out.

The stream will be held on Kaia’s Twitch channel at Twitch.tv/Kaia