After dabbling with ocean exploration and a traversable overworld in the previous two entries, Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth takes Atlus' first-person dungeon crawler back to its roots. It's five player-created characters adventuring their asses off.
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Last weekend, the weak inherited the Pokémon world for an official online tournament. Much like last month's Tiny Tournament, players could only use a subset of the game's hundreds of options. The Weakness Cup's restriction, as its name implies, only allowed players to use Pokémon with five or more weaknesses to the game's various types.
Atlus launched a teaser sign with the Persona 5 catchphrase "Take Your Heart" and the Arsene top hat logo. Below that, it reads Persona Q2 and Nintendo 3DS. That's about it!
Competitive Pokemon has four main zones in North America, Europe, Latin America and the Asian-Pacific region, with countries such as Japan and South Korea running their own system. While that covers most of the world, it does leave a large gap on the map in the Middle East. This system leaves some players, such as Khalid Abdulla, in a difficult position.
The Nintendo Switch exists, and is a fantastic gaming system that you can, in a pinch, play in a bar, a car, or on the train. Phones exist too, and the games on them are better than ever. So why the hell should you own anything else? Because games. The Switch's library is still small, and smartphones still lack those games you can get lost in for days. So if you want a mobile system that can go anywhere and play some of the best games ever designed, you need something from the Nintendo 3DS family, which despite being seven years old, shows no signs of being at the end of its life any time soon.
Hey! Pikmin, you are a disappointing game. Kotaku features editor Chris Kohler and I recently discussed our disappointment in this week's 3DS/2DS adventure that neither of us has been compelled to complete. He's halfway, I'm earlier in and even with the help of Captain Olimar, we just can't find the old Pikmin magic.
The Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen guy is doing puzzles to mark the upcoming release of Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire's Conspiracy. This particular one seems kind of tricky!
This weekend's Japanese National Championships proves that competitive Pokemon plays almost like an entirely different game in the franchise's home country. While every Japanese top eight team had some common picks you might spot at other tournaments around the world, players made plenty of choices that are almost never seen anywhere else.