With hours waiting in Airport Terminals, Long Haul Flights and too many long waits between Transits this just means Gaming Heaven for this adventurer. Of course, I always carry a book with me in case all batteries die… I am a very prepared (read; nerdy) world traveller.
My most recent overseas holiday to China and Hong Kong was amazing as I was hoping, and the BONUS — I was kept very entertained by the following games which were recently released.
Here is what kept me busy during my adventure downtime!
“Pokemon Gold (and Silver)” – 3DS eShop
Since I have been playing Pokemon my WHOLE LIFE (as a child of the 90’s) and Pokemon Crystal was my favourite of the whole franchise there was no real decision to go back to my origins and grab Gold to keep the boredom at bay. I was very excited that this one was going to be available before my trip, so I bought it, downloaded it and had it sitting there, waiting for me to binge the whole trip. The only downfall is my 3DS battery isn’t what it used to be… Still, what a classic game. To relax with after a big day of walking around the world.
“Stardew Valley” – Nintendo Switch
Not long before my trip, this baby was FINALLY released on the Switch! I was “umming and ahhing” about taking the switch with me on my trip, as I wasn’t sure if I would play it, and I didn’t want to take too many electronics with me, but this is the game I played the most of my whole trip. The first 9 hour flight, then the night we checked in, while on an overnight sleeper train and then we had a Mario Kart Tournament with the other people on our tour. Our amazing Chinese tour guide had never seen a Nintendo Switch, or Mario Kart before and after being the reigning champion in 3 cabins, he kicked my butt on his first try. -__-
“Animal Crossing Pocket Camp” – Mobile
While I was away Nintendo announced the Animal Crossing Pocket Camp mobile game was released in Australia for a trial run. You bet your Bells I downloaded that one on VPN and started playing it straight away! I played a few hours of this when I had a chance but now I am home I am ready to give this some serious game time. I am really loving the detail, and the amazing Animal Crossing “feel” that this mobile game gives. Yes, it is one of those games where you can pay to enhance your play, but I haven’t even needed to do this yet. So, hopefully this is going to go OFF!
PS4 News: Romance of The Three Kingdoms XIV Coming Soon
Romance Of The Three kingdoms XIV is coming to the ps4 with the game currently being developed by Koei Tecmo. It is expected that it will be released in early 2020. The new strategy game dives deep into China’s lore to rewrite the history of the three Kingdoms.
What is Romance Of The Three Kingdoms XIV?
The latest iteration of the classic tactical series is once again set during the fall of the Han Dynasty in ancient China; where battles take place in a boundary-free scramble for land. The game’s map showcases the territory captured and the thrill of expansion using a simplified colour system – paying homage to the original Romance of The Three Kingdoms XIV, released on PC back in 1985. Everything from war to diplomatic affairs will be geared toward managing and gathering land as players attempt to spread their strategies at will across the vast China map.
In addition, RTK14 will adopt the ruler-based system from RTK9 and RTK11 in order to help return classic gameplay to the series. This means that all actions – from domestic, to political, to battle – will now take place on a single map. Greater individuality among characters will also be on display; with officers from the Three Kingdoms, like Liu Bei and Guan Yu, asserting themselves at various situations in order to fully immerse players into the game’s rich history. But that’s not all, as a new Evolved Artificial Intelligence system is also being implemented to challenge players across repeated playthroughs. With organizations now determined through each ruler’s ideals, different game experiences are now possible via different rulers. Even within the same faction; different policies now bring with them different strategies for expansion, making the wise use of various officers a cornerstone of advanced gameplay.
Source: Koei Tecmo
NHL Reveals Toronto Maple Leafs Star Auston Matthews As Cover Athlete
Electronic Arts today unveiled the first look at EA SPORTS NHL 20 to hockey fans during the 2019 NHL Awards presented by Bridgestone in Las Vegas. Three-time All-Star and former first overall pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Auston Matthews, was revealed as the NHL 20 cover athlete while taking the stage at this evening’s NHL Awards.
“Growing up I always admired all the players who got to be on the cover of the game. This is a very cool honor and I am proud to represent my organisation,” said Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs. “I’m also really competitive, so now I can’t wait to fire up NHL 20 in the locker room and play against my teammates.”
The NHL 20 Australian release date is September 13 2019 for Xbox One and PS4.
A Nocturne for Heroes Event Goes Live In Final Fantasy XIV
From today until 27th May, the “A Nocturne for Heroes” event will be live. During this period, FINAL FANTASY XV hero Noctis Lucis Caelum will enter the world of Hydaelyn with the Regalia, where he joins the Warrior of Light in battle against magitek infantry, magitek armor, and even the Messenger, Garuda, hailing from Eos.
- The Regalia Mount – Noctis’ faithful car will be the first ever four-person mount in the game
- Noctis’ Hairstyle and Outfit – dress-up as the hero of FINAL FANTASY XV
- Noctis Lucis Caelum Triple Triad Card – for use in Triple Triad matches across Hydaelyn
- Various Orchestrion Rolls – featuring music from FINAL FANTASY XV
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