Nintendo sale – SNES Heaven http://snesheaven.org/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 14:40:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://snesheaven.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-12-150x150.png Nintendo sale – SNES Heaven http://snesheaven.org/ 32 32 Hope Radiant Silvergun returns to the North American Switch eShop soon https://snesheaven.org/hope-radiant-silvergun-returns-to-the-north-american-switch-eshop-soon/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 14:23:44 +0000 https://snesheaven.org/hope-radiant-silvergun-returns-to-the-north-american-switch-eshop-soon/ Update [Mon 19th Sep, 2022 09:20]: Publisher Live Wire has shared an update on Radiant Silvergun’s disappearance from the North American eShop. The company says the game was pulled from digital storefronts because “the product rating changed”, which is similar to what happened with Mushihimesama last year. Live Wire submitted the new data to the […]]]>

Update [Mon 19th Sep, 2022 09:20]: Publisher Live Wire has shared an update on Radiant Silvergun’s disappearance from the North American eShop.

The company says the game was pulled from digital storefronts because “the product rating changed”, which is similar to what happened with Mushihimesama last year. Live Wire submitted the new data to the product board and is awaiting a response, but hopes sales will resume on September 20 (PT), although it acknowledged that exact dates and times have not been determined.

Here’s what Live Wire has to say about the situation on Twitter:

We’ll update this article when the game becomes available again on North American online storefronts. For more information, check out our story below from last week:


original article [Wed 14th Sep, 2022 09:30 BST]: One of our favorite surprises during yesterday’s Nintendo Direct was the confirmation that not only is Treasure’s Radiant Silvergun returning, but we can buy it. at present. How many of you rushed to the eShop and downloaded it immediately? In North America, however, you had to be very quick, as the game has already been removed from the eShop.

Hours after the Direct aired, players were voicing their concerns on Twitter when they couldn’t find the game on the eShop. The trailer has also been made private or removed from YouTube.

The port’s editor – Live Wire – issued a very brief statement on Twitter, acknowledging the issue, but it’s a mystery as to why it was removed.

“Radiant Silvergun is not currently available for purchase in North America. We will respond to you immediately. We will let you know when it becomes available for purchase.”

This isn’t the first time one of Live Wire’s games has suddenly been pulled from the eShop. Mushihimesama was removed shortly after its release last year on the European eShop due to an age error, but reappeared the following month:

With Radiant Silvergun, some players are reporting that the port has a few issues, including music not looping properly, but no official reason has been given for the game’s removal. Fortunately, the game is still available at purchase on Japanese and European eShops.

We’ll update this article as soon as we know more!

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Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Remakes Just Won a ‘Global Award’ https://snesheaven.org/pokemon-diamond-and-pearl-remakes-just-won-a-global-award/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 00:30:00 +0000 https://snesheaven.org/pokemon-diamond-and-pearl-remakes-just-won-a-global-award/ Image: The Pokémon Company At Tokyo Game Show 2022 today, the winners of the Japan Game Awards were announced. One winner, in particular, that seems to be getting people talking on social media is the 2021 Switch title Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. Not only did it win the “Best Selling Award”, but it […]]]>
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At Tokyo Game Show 2022 today, the winners of the Japan Game Awards were announced. One winner, in particular, that seems to be getting people talking on social media is the 2021 Switch title Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

Not only did it win the “Best Selling Award”, but it was also recognized as the best Japanese game release in the world. While the sales price isn’t all that surprising, many online trainers are apparently confused (and a bit frustrated) about how the remakes won the “worldwide” prize.

Here’s how some Pokémon fans are reacting to the latest news online:

Pokémon Legends: Arceus ended up winning an ‘Award of Excellence’, Kirby also got some love and Bandai Namco’s hit Ring of Elden won the main prize. Here’s the recap (via NintendoSoup):

・ELDEN RING

・Resident Evil Village
・Children of heaven spin the stars
・ Tales of ARISE
・LOST JUDGMENT: Unjudged Memories
・Final Fantasy XIV: Akatsuki Finale
・Pokémon Legends: Arceus
・Forbidden Horizon West
・ELDEN RING
・Ghostwire: Tokyo
・Kirby and the Forgotten Land

  • World Prize in Japanese Work Category

Pokemon Shiny Diamond and Shiny Pearl

  • Global Award category international work

・Call of Duty: Vanguard

Pokemon Shiny Diamond and Shiny Pearl

・Registration


What do you think of the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl remakes winning these awards at the Japan Game Awards? Did you enjoy these titles yourself? What about the other winners on this list? Leave your thoughts below.

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Hogwarts Legacy on PlayStation gets exclusive quest and content https://snesheaven.org/hogwarts-legacy-on-playstation-gets-exclusive-quest-and-content/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 22:52:47 +0000 https://snesheaven.org/hogwarts-legacy-on-playstation-gets-exclusive-quest-and-content/ Hogwarts Legacy, the open-world role-playing game set in the wizarding world of Harry Potter, will have a PlayStation-exclusive quest when it launches in February, and it’s more like a classic horror video game than the kind of thrills of the franchise normally offers. Hogsmeade’s haunted shop is the quest, and it appears the titular shop […]]]>

Hogwarts Legacy, the open-world role-playing game set in the wizarding world of Harry Potter, will have a PlayStation-exclusive quest when it launches in February, and it’s more like a classic horror video game than the kind of thrills of the franchise normally offers.

Hogsmeade’s haunted shop is the quest, and it appears the titular shop is up for sale following some rather unfortunate supernatural events. There are scary mannequins, cackles, malevolent wizards, extra dungeon, cosmetic set in the game, and it looks like players will unlock the shop location itself once they complete the series of quests.

“Cassandra Mason has a shop for you to sell in Hogsmeade, but all is not as it seems in this ramshackle establishment,” WB Games Avalanche wrote on the PlayStation Blog. “What sinister secrets are hiding under Mrs. Mason’s shop and why was she so keen to sell it? It’s a mystery that Hogwarts Legacy players will uncover in the Haunted Hogsmeade Shop quest exclusively available on PlayStation platforms.

Hogwarts Legacy is set in the late 1800s, around 100 years before Harry Potter enrolled at the famous wizarding school, and features a player character created as a new wizard or witch studying there. In Hogwarts Legacyhowever, they are a fifth-year student, learning advanced magic, making friends, and battling fierce rivals.

Originally slated for a holiday 2022 launch, Avalanche Software and Warner Bros. pushed Hogwarts Legacy as of February 10, 2023 to give the developers “a little more time to deliver the best gaming experience possible”. Hogwarts Legacy will also launch on Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. The Nintendo Switch version of the game does not yet have a release date.

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SNK leader insists sale to Saudi Arabia ‘will have no effect on the games we make’ https://snesheaven.org/snk-leader-insists-sale-to-saudi-arabia-will-have-no-effect-on-the-games-we-make/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 18:08:48 +0000 https://snesheaven.org/snk-leader-insists-sale-to-saudi-arabia-will-have-no-effect-on-the-games-we-make/ One of SNK’s most senior developers has raised concerns from some fans over the company’s majority sale to the Saudi Public Investment Fund, and insisted it won’t affect the content he puts in his games. PIF, which is a sovereign wealth fund chaired by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has invested in many game developers […]]]>

One of SNK’s most senior developers has raised concerns from some fans over the company’s majority sale to the Saudi Public Investment Fund, and insisted it won’t affect the content he puts in his games.

PIF, which is a sovereign wealth fund chaired by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has invested in many game developers in recent years.

This includes the purchase this year of a 5.01% stake in Nintendo (which Nintendo later claimed to have first heard about through news reports), 5% stakes in Capcom and Nexon, and billion invested in stocks for Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts, Embracer and Take-Deux.

New Fatal Fury / Garou – trailer

Acclaimed Japanese fighting game studio SNK is unique in that it was almost fully acquired by Prince’s fund earlier this year, including ownership of IPs Fatal Fury, Metal Slug and King of Fighters.

Saudi officials have said the investments will help modernize the kingdom, but they have had negative fallout due to the country’s much-criticized human rights abuses.

Notably, the crown prince has been accused by US intelligence of ordering the brutal murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The country is also engaged in a contentious war in Yemen and has consistently cracked down on female activists and homosexuality.

The head of Saudi Arabia’s gaming investment arm dismissed such concerns as “older impressions” of the country.

Either way, his 96% investment in SNK has raised concern among many fans who don’t want to support government-owned companies, and those who fear that future SNK games will see restricted content – in particularly related to LGBT issues and women.

“For us, we only focus on making games. We’re not a political company or anything like that, so it doesn’t affect us in any way,” Yasuyuki Oda, the producer and designer of SNK’s biggest series, insisted when asked by VGC about ownership concerns. SNK.

SNK leader insists Saudi Arabia sale

“It has no – no – effect on our creative output. We have complete freedom over what we want to create,” he added when asked specifically if the company could add an LGBT character to its games, as Guilty Gear Strive recently did.

“Yeah I would honestly say the results speak for themselves,” Oda added via a translator. “For example, if this was a real problem, then characters like Shermie probably wouldn’t be in the game.”

Shermie is a female character in The King of Fighters series, who occasionally blows kisses before matches to her rivals.

“One thing we would say is that our owners are generally big fans of IP, and they always have been, so it’s up to us what we want to do in terms of content creation.”

SNK management did not provide additional comment for this story when approached to do so.

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund is said to be central to Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s goal of making the Saudi economy less dependent on oil revenue. However, he has been accused of trying to change his reputation through the acquisition of popular brands.

In an interview with Axios in March, the CEO of PIF’s Savvy Gaming Group distanced himself from the government and argued that it had improved opportunities for women.