Netmarble Eyeing Switch
Netmarble brings Seven Knights: Time Wanderer spin-off to Switch
One of Korea’s biggest mobile game developers is making their first console game for Switch, a spin-off from their successful mobile RPG Seven Knights.
Seven Knights: Time Wanderer will be available via the Nintendo eShop, and will not feature any of the monetization or engagement mechanics from the mobile version. Netmarble is also introducing a new control scheme, battle system and a brand-new story campaign.
Console debut: “Since Seven Knights’ 2014 Korean launch, it’s been quite humbling and exciting to see the game grow in global popularity. We could not be more thrilled that Seven Knights – Time Wanderer – will be Netmarble’s first Nintendo game,” said Netmarble’s Young Jae Park.
Coming soon: The Seven Knights series has racked up over 60 million downloads on iOS and Android since launch, and features over 700 characters. Netmarble has yet to announce a release date.
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Gex designer was fired for Easter eggs
Cult mascot platformer Gex by Crystal Dynamics was originally about a stuntman named Gecko X working for a troubled movie studio threatened by villain Karl Chameleon. Your job was to earn enough money to save the studio by performing stunts from stock film footage.
The idea was shelved in favour of Gex entering ‘TV Land’ since it offered more creative freedom. Lead designer Justin Knorr was not happy to have his vision compromised, and hid a trail of Easter eggs encouraging players to complain to Crystal Dynamics’ head of product development.
He went as far as including a phone number before the clever scheme was inevitably uncovered by playtesters. Knorr was immediately sacked for his dedication to the fine art of Easter eggery.
Pokemon News and Events
Beware Pokémon Go April Fool’s tricks
Pokémon Sword & Shield’s new Ranked Battle season starts, Pokémon Go’s April Fool’s event has begun and lasts until April 7th, Pokémon Rumble Rush features the Kyogre Cup and Pokémon Masters has just been updated.
Pokémon Sword & Shield
- Ranked Battles April Season has started
- Carries on the rules from March’s season
- Season rewards includes Brave Mint and Quiet Mint
- April Fool’s event lasts until April 7th
- Aipom, Wynaut, Bonsly, Croagunk and Stunfisk found in 5km eggs
- Stunfisk will not be found in 5km eggs after event, but will appear in wild and research
- Pokémon may be masquerading as others during event
- New Raid Battles featuring Landorus as Raid Boss until April 21st
- Battle and Gym radius doubled during quarantine
- Niantic is working to improve the home-bound Pokémon Go experience
- New updates are on the way
- New ‘Super Hard’ Supercourses in Training Mode
- Log in daily for 30 days to earn rare daily items from Welcome Back Rally
Pokémon Rumble Rush
- New Battle Royale Cup has started
- Kyogre Cup competition lasts until April 15th
- Special bonus power-ups for Water-types
- Two Poké Glam pieces as rewards