Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 brings together Nintendo and Sega’s classic characters to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. A total of 21 sports events are featured, including table tennis, football, and even triple jump. You’ll also get to compete in new Olympic sports that will be featured in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, ranging from sport climbing and karate, to surfing and skateboarding. Players can use a variety of play styles – including immersive motion controls, especially since the Joy-Con can imitate actions like throwing a javelin or taking aim with a bow. The game also supports multiplayer and online modes, and will definitely become a party favourite amongst your friends!
Release date: November 1, 2019
Suggested Retail Price: HK$ 398.00
Luigi is back in the haunted mansion for another ghost-hunting adventure! This time, you’ll need to defeat all the ghosts by slamming, blowing away, and vacuuming them up! You can also choose to join forces with your friends to enter the ScareScraper via an eight-player co-op gameplay mode and explore the mansion together. In addition to defeating the ghosts, you can also choose to collect the six unique gems hidden inside the ScareScraper to unlock more features of the game!
Release date: October 31, 2019
Suggested Retail Price: HK$429
Just Dance 2020 features 40 new hot tracks around the world. Players can choose to play Co-op with Friends, where they can dance to the latest hits and beat the high score together. The “Just Sweat” mode also reveals the total calories burnt after dancing, making it a fun workout companion too. The game also includes a new “Kids Mode” where children can enjoy eight new child-friendly songs and dance together with the adults!
Release date: October 31, 2019
Suggested Retail Price: HK$368
The eighth generation of the Pokémon adventure, which all fans have been looking forward to, has finally launched! Themed “Sword” and “Shield”, this story begins at the Galar region, and has a new “Gigantamaxing” mode in the Pokémon battles. Here, Pokémon have the ability to become gigantic and can use unique moves to further boost their power. Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield also support a co-op mode of up to 4 players, where friends can compete against each other to become the best Pokémon trainer!
Release date: November 15, 2019
Suggested Retail Price: HK$429
In “Tools Up!”, you and your friends will take up the job as a renovation worker and work on individual tasks to finish a renovation in record time. Between moving couches, painting walls, laying tiles, and demolition, there are a lot of tasks that will put your teamwork to the test. Working under such pressure will also allow you to find the actual blockhead amongst your friends! To add to the chaos, you can also choose to throw your (least favourite) teammates out of the skyscrapers!
Release date: Q4 2019
Suggested Retail Price: TBA
Working out can be boring but the element of adventure is always a great motivator. Using the new Ring-Con, the game measures your real-world actions and helps turn them into in-game movements. In “Adventure Mode”, enemies can be defeated with attacks based on real-world exercises as you traverse in over 20 worlds. You’ll earn experience points as you work through each level whilst working up a sweat. You may even encounter some unusual methods of transportation between fights, such as squat-powered launch pads!
Release date: October 18, 2019
Suggested Retail Price: HK$589
The cute little characters from Disney’s Tsum Tsum step foot into a toy store, where they have a blast playing ten different party games including curling, hockey, and many more! It also includes the classic Tsum Tsum puzzle game, only this time players get to experience the game on a larger screen to hone their Tsum Tsum connecting and popping skills. Players can go online to play with others around the world, or try the cooperative and versus play with their friends.
Release date: October 10, 2019
Suggested Retail Price: HK$419
“The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening” is a remake of a game by the same name that Nintendo released on the original Game Boy in 1993. You will play as Link to explore the Koholint Island with all its trap-ridden dungeons, and rouse the legendary Wind Fish in order to escape from the island. You can also try the new mini-games or even design your own dungeon which you can enter and also share with your friends!
Release date: September 20, 2019
Suggested Retail Price: HK$442
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 is Marvel’s latest action RPG that follows a similar storyline with the blockbuster, which sees the superheroes gather to prevent the devastation of Thanos and The Black Order. You’ll be able to assemble your dream team with heroes from Fantastic Four, X-Men, and Marvel Knights and leverage their superpowers. The game can be played offline or online with up to 4 players on a single screen, so you and your friends can save the universe again from Thanos’ snap!
Release date: July 19, 2019
Suggested Retail Price: HK$434
The Warriors Orochi series is perhaps one of the most famous hack and slash game from Japan, where players can play and kill enemies in a totally new world created by Olympus’ god “Zeus”. In this world, up to 170 characters, including Joan of Arc and Achilles, will take part in this epic battle. You’ll be able to select up to three characters in each battle, each with their own unique skills and combos. The game also features new stories in the Infinity mode, as well as a promotion system which allows players to grow their heroes to their ultimate potential. It’s time for you and your friends to enjoy the thrill of conquering the battlefield!
Release date: December 19, 2019
Price: To be determined
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