Atlus Announces 3DS Games, Shows Trailer for Upcoming Switch Title

Atlus, the video game developer that recently released the long-anticipated “Persona 5,” announced two new 3DS games and showed a trailer for an upcoming Nintendo Switch title during their “New Title Announcement Special Spring 2017” livestream on Saturday.

Shin Megami Tensei: Deep Strange Journey will be coming out on 3DS in Japan this fall, the company announced. The game will be an enhanced version of Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey, which was released on the Nintendo DS on October 8, 2009 in Japan. The game will feature a new character, Alex, as well as a new ending route and elements that have been enhanced for 3DS.

Atlus also announced Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 will come out on August 31 in Japan. The game will add new classes, such as Pirate, Monk, Farmer, and Alchemist, while still retaining classes from the previous game.

An updated trailer for Shin Megami Tensei for the Nintendo Switch was shown off at the event as well. While the trailer was almost identical to the one shown in January, there were a few extra seconds of footage. Not much is known about the upcoming Switch game and Atlus USA is unsure whether it will be localized for the west.

Nintendo Releases New Patch for Breath of the Wild

Nintendo released a new patch, Version 1.1.1, for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Friday, fixing frame rate problems that occurred when the game was played in dock mode.

The hardware and software seemed to have trouble with jumps in resolution while the game was played in dock mode, hurting performance and causing inconsistencies with frame rates, which is precisely the problem Nintendo aimed to fix in the recent patch.

The description for 1.1.1 does not have many details about what has been changed, however. Nintendo’s official notes state nothing more than “Adjustments have been made to make for a more pleasant gaming experience.”

The updates – whatever they were – seem to have made a difference. Breath of the Wild players have noted that places that used to have consistent frame drops now have stable rates of 30 frames per second, a welcome change to most Switch fans.

For most reviewers, including well-known sites like IGN and Polygon, the problem with frame rates was the only thing detracting from a perfect review of the highly-anticipated Zelda game and one of Nintendo’s most successful launch titles of all time.

PlayStation Plus Games for April

Sony recently announced the PlayStation Plus games that will be available in April. The titles are listed below:

  • “Drawn to Death” is coming on April 4 for $19.99 for PS4
  • “Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime” for PS4
  • “Invizimals: The Lost Kingdom” for PS3
  • “Alien Rage – Extended Edition” for PS3
  • “10 Second Ninja” for PS Vita
    • Will feature cross-buy functionality with PS4
  • “Curses ‘n Chaos” for PS Vita
    • Will feature cross-buy functionality with PS4

Club Penguin’s New Mobile Game Has Launched

Disney officially launched the Club Penguin Island mobile app today. The game is available on the iOS App Store and on the Google Play Store.

The game is free-to-play but also has a paid version for $4.99, which allows users to access quests and other features not available in the free-to-play version.

Club Penguin Island is replacing Club Penguin’s browser game that officially shut down yesterday after 11 years of operation.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Trailer Coming in April

EA announced Battlefront II’s first trailer will be dropping on April 15 at 2:30 p.m. ET.

The trailer will debut at the The Galaxywide Premiere of Star Wars Battlefront II panel at Star Wars Celebration later this year. It will also be streamed online.

EA has said Battlefront II will be larger and more-in depth than the current Battlefront game. It will also feature a single-player campaign mode and content from multiple eras.

As of right now, there is no information about the release date or which consoles the game will appear on, though it seems likely the game will come out later this year.

Twitch Will Begin Selling Video Games

Twitch will soon be selling PC games, as well as other in-game content on its website.

People who buy games will receive a free Twitch Crate, which will include items that can be used on Twitch’s website, such as exclusive emotes and chat badges. The Twitch Crates will be given to consumers who purchase something $4.99 or more.

According to Tech Crunch, “there will be around 50 titles and related in-game content available for purchase” at launch.