Back in May 2019 it was announced that HAMSTER was releasing Arcade Archives Tecmo Bowl sometime that month for the Nintendo Switch. Though that month – and many more – have passed since then, now the game is finally out and ready to purchase worldwide.
You can read below the official description of the title:
“TECMO BOWL” is an American football game released by TECMO in 1987.
Experience matches as a player of either the WILDCATS or BULLDOGS. Predict your opponent’s moves and steal the ball! Use passes and runs to cut through their line and score an amazing touchdown!
While you have had access to the NES version of the game via Nintendo’s Switch Online – Nintendo Entertainment System app, the arcade version includes improved visuals such as a much more varied colour palette and more detailed sprites. It also offers the usual Arcade Archive benefits you have come to enjoy via the series of releases.
If you are still unsure if this is for you, then enjoy the launch trailer below:
Arcade Archives: Tecmo Bowl is out now worldwide on the Nintendo Switch. Launching at the price $7.99/€6.99/£6.29.
What are your thoughts on HAMSTER releasing Tecmo Bowl as part of their Arcade Archive series? What other old KOEI Tecmo arcade hits would you like to see ported? Let us know in those comments!
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT has been going on quite strong since it’s release back at the start of 2018, with a rough launch that has lead to a consistent online competitive community. Now after the first Season Pass has finished, with a bunch of new characters, and new character back in March was revealed, we now have an announcement for yet another new DLC character coming to the game.
On June 25th Square-Enix and Team Ninja will be announcing another DLC character arriving as purchasable content. There will be a broadcast happening to commemorate the announcement, which you can watch below here:
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is out now on Playstation 4 and PC via Steam. There is also a free-to-play version on both you can indulge in.
What are your thoughts on Dissidia Final Fantasy NT still receiving DLC? Who do you hope the new character will be? Let us know in those comments!
Earlier this week HAMSTER and KOEI Tecmo teamed up to release the arcade version of Ninja Gaiden via their Arcade Archives line for Nintendo Switch. Now we have more news that another title from KOEI Tecmo’s back catalogue of arcade games is making it’s way to the Switch.
Tecmo Bowl, known as a football (American Football) series of titles in a fun addictive arcade fashion. The NES version of the game is part of the Nintendo Switch Online – Nintendo Entertainment System app, though the Arcade version offers superior visuals, animations, gameplay tweaks and of course those Arcade Archive bonus options.
No release date has been given, but it will be appearing on the store in the coming weeks. It will cost the usual $7.99/€6.99/£6.29 as all Archive Archives releases do.
What are your thoughts on Tecmo Bowl resurfacing via the Arcade Archives line? Any other old Arcade titles you would like to see KOEI Tecmo and HAMSTER release? Let us know in those comments!
Hamster and KOEI Tecmo have teamed up on occasions before to bring out their old Arcade catalogue to consoles, including such hits as Mighty Bomb Jack and Rygar. Now they are bringing the arcade version of Ninja Gaiden to Nintendo Switch in it’s Arcade Archives form, releasing tomorrow on May 9th.
Don’t get this confused with Ninja Gaiden on the NES however, which is also available via the Nintendo Switch Online – Nintendo Entertainment System app, as this is it’s own kind of beast. Much more so a side-scrolling beat-em-up than it’s NES counterpart, you’ll be able to play solo or with a buddy as Ninja of the Hayabusa clan.
You can read some press information on the game below:
NINJA GAIDEN is an action game released by Tecmo Co., Ltd. in 1989. Play as a ninja using the Five Ninja Fighting Arts passed on from the chaotic times of feudal Japan, as you take out an assassin organization through the horrifying stage “Jungle,” an American city. Perform a Phoenix Backflip off of obstacles or walls to land behind enemies and then defeat them with a Triple Blow Combination or Flying Neck Throw.
It is great to see more of KOEI Tecmo’s early Arcade games make it’s way to a console, and the at home or on the go nature is perfect for it with the Switch!
The game will release for $7.99/€6.99/£6.29, and will offer the usual benefits of the Arcade Archives releases, such as save states, difficulty changers and more.
What are your thoughts on Ninja Gaiden’s arcade version being released on the Switch? What other arcade hits from KOEI Tecmo’s catalogue would you like Hamster to release? Let us know in those comments!
During last month’s anniversary event for Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT it was announced that the final DLC character for the Season Pass was Snow Villiers, and he would be coming out in February. Now he is available to purchase separately or get him free with the Season Pass.
Along with Snow, he comes with an assortment of items that you can equip him with which you can see below:
–Patron of Yusnaan I (Appearance)
–Patron of Yusnaan II (Appearance)
–Patron of Yusnaan III (Appearance)
–Crystal Guard (Weapon)
–Ghastly Guard (Weapon)
–Sacrificial Guard (Weapon)
–Special Chat Messages
More post-release content is planned for the game, so stay tuned for more information on that. What we know so far for definite is a new character is planned to be revealed at the end of March.
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is out exclusively for Playstation 4.
What are your thoughts on Snow being in Dissidia? Are you happy to give him a go? Let us know in those comments!
In a livestream earlier in the week, Square-Enix and Team Ninja announced their last DLC character for Dissidia Final Fantasy NT on PS4 and it’s Arcade incarnation. The new character is Snow Villiers of Final Fantasy XIII fame, though more specifically seems to be his Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII form, as he is also pegged as a villain.
Alongside Snow’s addition, more BGM tracks have been added to the game which will also arrive the same time as Snow.
As for release dates, Snow is out today in the Arcade version of the title and will be releasing sometime during February for PS4. He is the last of the planned DLC characters for the Dissidia Final Fantasy NT season pass, so if you have it be sure to download him when he releases. You can also buy him separately on his own if you so desire.
You can check Snow out in action in his reveal trailer below:
Square-Enix has also announced it’s future plans for continued support of the game. All summons will be refreshed at the end of February, and in late March a new mystery character will be added to the roster. In the same month 3rd Forms, 5th Weapons and character performance tweaks are planned to go in motion.
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is out now exclusively on Playstation 4.
What do you think of Snow being the final character? Who do you think this mystery character will be? Let us know in those comments!
Over the weekend Square-Enix and Team Ninja held a 3rd year anniversary broadcast, featuring a tournament showing off just how skilled many of the players in Japan are. At the end of the broadcast they announced some new upcoming details about the game.
Yuna (of Final Fantasy X fame) has been selected to be the next participant for DLC characters and will be arriving sometime during December. Alongside her release, the game will be receiving a free update that’ll add a new stage called “Final Battlefield”.
Below you can check out the trailers for both Yuna and the Stage in action:
After Yuna that leaves one character left to be announced for the current Season Pass, with the hint that it is a Male character from the newer half of Final Fantasy titles. Whoever he is will be set for a February 2019 release.
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is out now worldwide exclusively for Playstation 4.
What are your thoughts on Yuna being added to the ever-growing roster? Are you glad to be getting some free additions too? Let us know in those comments!
It’s that time again where Square-Enix reveals their next DLC character for Team Ninja’s 3v3 brawler Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT. This time, releasing in late October is Kam’lanaut – what a mouthful that is – from Final Fantasy XI.
He wields a Sword that will deal elemental damage that will increase in power the more successive hits you make. He can also use the power Esoteric Region which forms a area of effect ring that’ll debilitate any who get caught within it.
Interestingly enough, this character was part of a leak a while back, which leads to speculation that the remaining two characters may also be right as per the leak (FFX-2 Yuna and Snow Villiers of FFXIII fame) for December and February respectively. But we will find out soon enough!
You can find Kam’lanaut’s reveal trailer attached below.
Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT is out now exclusively for PS4, and you can acquire this DLC character in Late October via the game’s Season Pass or purchased individually on release.
Are you happy to see this character addition to the upcoming DLC releases? Let us know in those comments!