Square Enix will be re-releasing games on the Switch

People who don’t have a Switch are getting left out



Since the Nintendo Switch was first released mid-2017, many fans have been asking Square Enix to put more of their games on the console. If you’re not too familiar with Square Enix, they’re the developers and publishers of striking titles like Final Fantasy, Tomb Raider, Life is Strange, and Kingdom Hearts.

Although not much has been said on the matter, Square Enix seems to happily show some interest in putting more games on the Switch. They’ve already announced that the upcoming game Fear Effect Sedna will be available on the Nintendo console. They’ve even released a first look video.

Phil Elliott, creator and project lead of the Square Enix Collective program, has confirmed that they’re looking into re-releasing at least one Collective game on the Nintendo Switch soon.

He stated that Square Enix is looking at the potential for taking some of the games they released previously and bringing them to Switch. Elliot says that it’s a case of speaking with the developers and looking into what they want to do. He explains that there are a lot of cases where they’ve encountered a backlog of projects and developers move on to the next more important task, which would make prioritizing re-releases a bit of a challenge.


As much as Square Enix wants to integrate previous releases into the Switch, there are no new plans for exclusive games. Phil Elliot does reassure fans that they can expect one of the games released last year to appear on the Switch soon — and by soon, he means within the year.

In any case, releasing games from the Collective is a start. The Collective is a curated platform that enables creators to share and collaborate with gamers to help them make their work a reality. It allows Square Enix to support and engage with independent developers and the community.

It’s nice to see Square Enix listening to their fans and it does help that many people who own a Nintendo Switch wouldn’t mind more games on it.

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Trials of Mana now available on mobile

Mobile gamers might want to try this!



Since its release in 1995, the Trials of Mana has come a long way. From the 16-bit era to the mobile gaming platform, this game is rich in history spanning 26 years. Now, the 3D remake of the JRPG classic Trials of Mana is now available on mobile.

The mobile version of the game includes many features, including new touch controls,  adjustable graphics settings and cloud save capabilities. Players can also receive two pieces of starting gear to help jumpstart their quest. The starting items are the Rabite Adornment and Silktail Adornment. 

Originally released in Japan as Seiken Densetsu 3 in 1995, Trials of Mana is a remake of the third entry in the classic Mana series. The game features a selectable main cast  with upgradable classes and over 300 different abilities to learn as they discover a world of secrets and mysteries. The series’ action battle system will put players to the test as they encounter enemies. The game was received well by its release on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Steam platforms.

Price and Availability

Trials of Mana is available on iOS and Android devices via the App Store or Google Play Store. The game is priced at US$ 23.99. 

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Horizon Zero Dawn’s Aloy is coming to Genshin Impact

Will be available for all players… eventually




Turns out the PlayStation and Genshin Impact collaboration goes beyond PlayStation 5 specific updates. Aloy from the PlayStation game Horizon Zero Dawn will be a playable character on Genshin Impact.

Aloy — a five-star character — will be playable for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 players via in-game mail when Version 2.1 drops. The character can then be played on any platform thanks to the cross-save feature after being claimed from the PS5 or PS4.

Not a PlayStation player? Fret not. Aloy, will arrive to all players who have reached Adventure Rank 20 on Version 2.2. Her weapon, unfortunately, is a PlayStation exclusive.

Version 2.1 and Version 2.2 will also bring other updates that MiHoyo promised to release in detail shortly. Version 2.1 is coming on October 13, 2021 while version 2.2 will arrive on November 24, 2021. Could these also be clues on when the Horizon Zero Dawn sequel will release? We’ll have to wait and see.

Genshin Impact is a free-to-play open-world action RPG that brings players to the world of Teyvat. The player takes on the role of the mysterious “Traveler,” who sets off on a journey to discover the fate of their lost sibling.

Horizon Zero Dawn was a PlayStation exclusive game that launched in 2017. It received plenty of critical and commercial success. Its sequel — Horizon Forbidden West — is set to arrive in late 2021.

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Steelseries unveils new Prime lineup of gaming peripherals

Get your head, and hands, in the game



Steelseries Prime

Steelseries has a knack for creating some of the best peripherals in Esports. This time around, they’re looking to expand their growing library of Esports peripherals with some “pro” help. After collaborating with over 100 competitive professional players, the company unveils its new Steelseries Prime lineup of gaming peripherals.

Within the Prime lineup, Steelseries introduces three new gaming mice: the Steelseries Prime, Steelseries Prime+, and Steelseries Prime Wireless. For the company, these three gaming mice bring their own set of features and customization depending on the user’s style of play. Although, all three mice come with a TrueMove sensor that provides proper tracking performance fit for competition.

Along with these, Steelseries also introduces the Steelseries Arctis Prime gaming headset. Built on the heritage of the Arctis franchise, this headset provides great sound quality in a comfortable and lightweight package. Also, the Arctis Prime comes with new noise-isolating ear cushions to eliminate background noise during playback.

The Steelseries Prime lineup is currently available in Steelseries’ official stores on Shopee and Lazada and select authorized dealers. For the SRPs, the gaming mice are priced at SG$ 119 (Prime Gaming Mouse), SG$ 149 (Prime+ Gaming Mouse), and SG$ 299 (Prime Wireless Gaming Mouse). Meanwhile, the Steelseries Arctis Pro retails for SG$ 179.

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