Category: Nintendo

Tetris 99 Grand Prix 17 Announced

In celebration of the upcoming Crown Tundra DLC for Pokémon Sword and Shield the next Tetris 99 Grand Prix will have a special returning crossover event!

By taking part, from 08:00 (UK time) on the 16th of October until 07:59 (UK time) on the 20th of October, players will be able to earn a previous theme featuring Grookey, Scorbunny and Sobble to use in Tetris 99 by raking in 50 points.

Source: Nintendo

Trials of Mana Updated to version 1.10

Apart from some bug fixes this patch also adds some new features like a “No Future” difficulty and an “Expert” difficulty. Check out all the new stuff being added below:


  • “No Future” difficulty added:
    • Enemies and bosses are much harder to defeat.
    • Only selectable when starting a New Game Plus and reverting back to level 1.
    • Certain abilities are unavailable.
    • Number of items available during battle is reduced to three.
    • Time limits on boss battles.
    • Length of time the attack range is displayed is reduced for some bosses.
    • Rainbow Item Seeds may yield stronger versions of the same gear obtainable in other difficulties.
    • Two new Chain Abilities added.
  • Additional Features
    • “Expert” difficulty added when starting a New Game Plus.
    • Switching classes animation and credits are now skippable.
    • You will be able to access the costumes you have unlocked after resetting your class or restarting on New Game Plus. (Only applicable to costumes of classes switched to after the update. They can be changed after your first class switch.)
    • You can choose to revert to level 1 when starting a New Game Plus.
    • New goddess statues added to the map.
  • Other minor bugs fixed.

Source: Gematsu

Die By the Blade Kickstarter is now Live!

Publisher Grindstone and developers Triple Hill Interactive and Toko Midori have announced that the Kickstarter campaign for the highly anticipated one-hit-kill sword fighting game Die by the Blade is now live!

Die by the Blade is scheduled for a 2021 release for PC and consoles. With many pledge levels to choose from with fantastic game inspired rewards available, fans can get involved, become backers and in turn help shape the future of this highly anticipated, spiritual successor to some of the best classic sword fighting games ever released.

Drawing inspiration from legendary combat games like Bushido Blade and Way of the Samurai, Die by the Blade is a one-hit-kill sword fighting action game where players must take up their weapons and face off against deadly opponents. Choose your character, select your blade and engage in 1 vs 1 combat where the slightest mistake could seal your fate. Become a master of your craft and fight to the death with other players in tense, fast paced multiplayer matches or slash through tough AI enemies in the thrilling single player campaign.

Die by the Blade has been in development for some time, so the game will definitely launch next year under the current development plan and budget. However, with the support of the fans and the community, a successful Kickstarter campaign will further elevate Die by the Blade to an exceptional game, whilst delivering a unique gameplay experience. 

The money raised through Kickstarter will be used to expand on the current gameplay experience with higher quality animations using motion capture technology, expand the character roster and add in even more weapons. If the campaign hits the stretch goals, then additional exciting content could be added like ranged weapons and different combat styles. 

Take a look at the Die by the Blade official Kickstarter video by clicking here and get involved in this exciting project and reveal your inner warrior!