Astrail Chain First Review: It’s A Hit!

Famitsu Magazine awarded Astral Chain a 37/40 in their magazine. This is exactly what Fire Emblem got. This is a great start to a lot more 9s and 10s I think will becoming it’s way. Any game where you can play with a kitty cat on your head is gotta be a GOTY contender! Good going Platinum Games!

Link: https://mynintendonews.com/2019/08/21/japan-famitsu-awards-astral-chain-37-40/

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Fuze 4 For Nintendo Switch

There is a new tool making software kit called Fuze 4 and it is hitting the Switch on August 30th. Why isn’t no one hardly talking about this? This is very big. Its a very expansive create your own 3-D game. I’ll put the link below. This is a very good tool kit. It is on 30 bucks, you should get it.

Link: http://northern-gamer.com/fuze4-allows-you-to-create-and-share-your-own-nintendo-switch-games-and-apps

Photo Courtesy of: https://www.fuze.co.uk/nintendo-switch.html

Astral Chain Sales and Critic Predictions

Nintendo is on a roll with Mario Maker 2, MUA 3 and FETH being big hits. In 19 days, add another hit to that list. Astral Chain comes out August 30th and it could be a huge new IP for Nintendo. Here are my predictions for it’s sales and critical reception. Let’s go!

Critic predictions

Platinum Games usually get great reviews. Especially Nier Automata and Bayonetta 2. I can easily see Astrail Chain in the 88-92 territory with critics raving about the combat, the art style, the depth, characters and the scope. Some may criticize the game for the story, and some may not like the hub which looks to be complex. This will be a big critic darling.

Sales

Sadly, Platinum games don’t sell that great. Although, Nier Automata sold 3.8 million. Astral Chain could turn out to be their biggest hit. I could see Astral Chain hitting 4-5 million lifetime sales. I could see this selling 700-900k it’s first week and 2.4 million by the end of the year. America and Japan will be the 2 biggest markets, with Europe being 3rd. This could be a huge new IP for Nintendo and that’s great. Plus, it will give Platinum another big hit after Nier, sood news all around.

Platinum Games deserves all this success and I hope Astral Chain does do what I predict. Don’t sleep on this game Nintendo fans, giving Nintendo new IPs will help then grow and make more games like this. On August 30th, go out and get this game!

Link: https://www.platinumgames.com/games/astral-chain

https://www.google.com/amp/s/wccftech.com/astral-chain-gameplay-intricate-combo/amp/

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.gamespot.com/amp-articles/astral-chain-hands-on-preview-two-characters-make-/1100-6468702/

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Fire Emblem Three Houses Selling Out! Mass Shortages

I predicted Fire Emblem Three Houses to be big, but not this big. Early reports have it selling out at a lot of retailers. It debuted at no1 in the UK by a wide margin according to Nintendo Everything and Amazon is completely sold out. Benji Sales who broke the news about MUA 3 big sales says that FETH is outperforming MUA3 by a big margin. Wow! I am so happy for Nintendo, Intelligent Systems and Koei Tecmo. Congrats!

Looks like Nintendo has another blockbuster on their hands. With Astral Chain, Daemon X Machina and Link’s Awakening coming out in the next 2 months, don’t expect the momentum to slow down anytime soon.

Links: https://twitter.com/Chris_Dring/status/1155594705876525056?s=19

https://nintendoeverything.com/fire-emblem-three-houses-tops-the-uk-charts-outperforms-fire-emblem-awakening-and-fates/

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Fire Emblem Three Houses: Critic and Sales Prediction

By Michelle Lynn Tackett

I was close with MUA3 and Mario Maker 2, so FETH is up next. I am gonna predict what I think FETH will get on Opencritic and how much it will sale in it’s first week and overall. Here we go.

Critic response

Fire Emblem is usually a favorite among critics and the early previews have been astonishing with reviewers gushing over the story, characters, combat and music. I predict the game will end up with a 93-95 on Opencritic with mostly 9s and 10s a few 8s and maybe 2 7s. I can see a few critics not liking the graphics and how the game takes a long time to get to the time jump, but with most critics, it won’t matter. The gameplay, story, music, characters and incredible length will blow most reviewers away. This could be an early favorite for GOTY.

Sales

I can see this having the biggest debut for a Fire Emblem game. I predict the game will sell the most in America and Japan, with Europe being the low point (which is saying a lot). I have first week sales at 1.7 million, and overall sales between 5-7 million copies. Fire Emblem has become a big franchise, but Three Houses will take it to another level.

Fire Emblem is gonna be an event game, and I can’t wait for new fans to play it. It is a great series everyone. Enjoy!

Photo courtesy of: https://www.google.com/amp/s/mynintendonews.com/2019/07/21/nintendo-briefly-talks-same-sex-marriages-in-fire-emblem-three-houses/amp/

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Out Doing Expectations According to Early Reports

There is a rumor going around that MUA3 is out doing expectations big time. According to GoNintendo, especially in the US, MUA 3 is doing great. It is on pace to have the 3rd biggest debut behind only NSMBUD and SMM2. It is doing better than MK11 and CTR according to early tracking. This is fantastic news for Nintendo, Marvel and Team Ninja.

This is good news for Nintendo and MUA license. We may see a no4. I hope so, I love MUA3 so far, it’s great.

Link: https://gonintendo.com/stories/340516-rumor-marvel-ultimate-alliance-3-the-black-order-showing-very

Photo courtesy of: https://www.polygon.com/guides/2019/7/19/20698522/marvel-ultimate-alliance-3-beginners-abilities-synergy-infinity-trials

Nintendo Switch and Mario Maker 2 Dominate June NPD

According to Mat Piscatella from NPD, Mario Maker 2 destroyed it in June as the top selling game for the month. Crash Racing came in second and MK 11 was no3.

The Nintendo Switch was the top selling console for June, but the steep drops in PS4 and X Box One sales offset the Switch’s growth. July will be interesting, will Marvel’s Ultimate Alliance go no1? Will Mario Maker 2 hang onto no1 or will Fire Emblem debut at no1? I got my money on FETH debuting huge and MUA3 coming in a close second. We shall see.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3nPe3QVv64

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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Critical and Sales Predictions

I was a little off on Mario Maker 2, but it ended up with an 89 on Opencritic. It also sold great, so I wasn’t far off. Now, I am turning my attention to Nintendo’s next big title, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3. I am going to predict how many copies it will sell and how good the critics will like it.

Critical reception

The first Marvel Ultimate Alliance got an 82 while the second one got a 75 on Metacritic. I think this one will get better reception. I am going with an 83-86 on Opencritic. With critics raving about the combat, amount of characters, gorgeous graphics, and the sheer amount of content. I think some will find problems with fighting enemies over and over, while others won’t mind. I also think critics will love the look of MUA 3. The cell-shaded look is getting rave reviews with a lot of fans and critics preferring MUA3 look over the Square Enix Avengers game. I can see a few 7s, but it will get mostly 8s and 9s with a few 10s.

Sales figures prediction

The first MUA was a big hit on both the 360 and PS3 the second one did not do that great, so I am gonna be a little conservative. I am gonna predict a nice 600-800 thousand in the first 3 days. I think by the end of the year MUA 3 will be at 2.4 million and by the end of it’s run it will pass 3.5 million copies, which is great. I think the appeal of Marvel heroes plus the appeal of action RPGs on the go will help this game sell.

The Summer of Switch continues with another big hit for the Switch. MUA 3 will be huge for the Switch and it will move systems as well. Team Ninja did a wonderful job on the game and it is only 11 days away from release. Are you ready? I am.

Photo Courtesy of: https://comicsbeat.com/marvel-ultimate-alliance-3-what-we-know-and-what-to-expect-of-the-upcoming-game/

Nintendo Switch Lite Review

By Michelle Lynn Tackett

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The Nintendo Switch Lite is real. It is coming this September on the 20th and it will retail for $200 dollars. That’s not too bad. This review is based only on the video presentation and not actual time playing it.

Design

Sleek, compact and cute by design. Koizumi did a great job with the aesthetic for the Switch Lite. It has a d-pad now for everyone who wanted a d-pad and 3 attractive colors.

Rating for design: 4 stars

Games

You can play 95% of the Switch games on the Switch Lite. Since the Switch has one of the best line ups in gamimg. That’s good enough for me.

Rating: 4 Stars

Features

This is the weakest part of the Switch Lite. No detachable Joy Cons, HD Rumble, or IR camera. This is a dedicated portable and doesn’t have too many features.

Rating: 2 Stars

Price

200 bucks is 100 dollars cheaper than the mainline Switch. This is a great price point for anyone who wants a Switch, but can’t afford 300 bucks for one. With a great screen, controls and library of games, the Switch Lite is worth every penny.

Rating: 4 Stars

This is a great addition to the Switch line. Remember, this is a name brand recognition, you can’t Switch it from handheld to dock mode. But, you get to play Switch games, which in my eyes, makes it a Switch system.

Regardless of what Nintendo says, this is the 3ds replacement, and it’s a great one. This is not for people who already own a Switch. This is for kids and families who are buying Pokemon, also people whose job takes them away from home too much. They’ll have something to play. The Switch Lite launches on September 20th for 200 dollars. Is it worth it? Yes.

Over all rating: 4 stars.

Photo Courtesy of: https://www.nintendo.com/switch/lite/?cid=N1027-01:ch=pmpd

Mario Maker 2 is a Smash! Debuts No1 in the UK!

The UK is not Nintendo’s biggest market, so when a Nintendo game debuts huge, it’s something to talk about.

Super Mario Maker 2, had one of the biggest debuts of the year in the UK, and the biggest Switch debut period.

What’s more, it helped other games, Bloodatain went up in sales, with the Switch version outselling the PS4 and X Box combined! All of this is from Nintendo Everything.

Mario Kart8 jumped from 8 to no5 with a 39% jump. Smash bros went u0 by 14%, but the biggest jumper was Breath of the Wild which jumped an amazing 66% and moved from no22 to no11. It missed the top 10 by only 28 copies.

The Switch system was no1 as well. The Nintendo Switch onslaught has begun. You’re ready for this ladies and gentleman. Sony put out a comment saying they don’t cosider the Switch big competition, they’re more worried sbout Microsoft. That little statement could come back to bite Sony in the butt. Links below,

Links: https://nintendoeverything.com/uk-mario-maker-2-is-biggest-nintendo-launch-of-the-year-bloodstained-first-week-switch-sales-more-than-ps4-xbox-one-combined/

https://www.wsj.com/articles/sony-positions-next-playstation-for-hard-core-gamers-11561800603

https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch/Super-Mario-Maker-2-1514009.html