Nintendo Switch Battery Test – Switch vs iPad vs 3DS vs Vita

This is our biggest battery test to date to see how the Nintendo Switch stands up to the other handheld systems.

DSi – 2.41hrs
3DS – 3.25hrs
iPod Touch 2 – 3.39hrs
2DS – 3.55hrs
GBA SP – 3.59hrs
iPad 2 – 4.00hrs
iPad Air – 4.04hrs
New 3DS – 4.04hrs
iPod Touch 3 – 4.13hrs
DS Lite – 4.51hrs
PSP – 4.56hrs
GBA Micro – 4.57hrs
Vita – 5.01hrs
Switch – 5.12hrs
iPad Mini 2 – 5.39hrs
DS – 6.51hrs
New 3DS XL Mugen Battery – 15.02hrs
GBA – 29.32hrs
Gameboy – 31.12hrs
Gameboy Colour – 35.45hrs

Steamworld Heist Interview – Fen DLC, amiibo, Vita, Co-Op, More DLC

We talk to Brjann Sigurgeirsson of Image and Form about today’s DLC for Steamworld Heist.

Along with the new levels, guns, hats and character we also ask about a Steamworld amiibo, more DLC for Heist, other platforms like Vita, PS4, Xbox and what’s next for Heist.

We take a quick look at the custom ZanarkandSky amiibo for Rusty:

Music in the video from Steam Powered Giraffe:

Here’s the official blurb.
On April 28 we introduce The Outsider – Image & Form’s first add-on content (DLC) for the studio’s acclaimed strategy shooter SteamWorld Heist on Nintendo 3DS. The Outsider will costs $4.99/€4.99/£4.49 or the equivalent.

Meet Fen: the latest member of your Heist crew, and the most unlikely of allies. A Vectron outcast, Fen breaks the ties to the hive mind and becomes one of your most formidable fighters.

The Outsider is not a conventional add-on. The new plot, missions, enemies, end boss, guns, utilities and dozens of new hats – of course! – blend seamlessly into the game. This means that, aside from starting afresh, you can pick up earlier save profiles, discover the history of Fen, and add the character to your roster pretty much immediately. And what an addition it is!

“Fen’s got some really fearsome firepower and clever upgrade mechanics that turn kills into own health and massive damage to others,” says Image & Form CEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson. “Busting up metal has never been this rewarding!”

Outside of The Outsider, April 28 also sees a substantial free update to SteamWorld Heist itself. Players that prefer to have their steam-driven robots speak in French, German, Italian, Spanish or Russian will be happy, and due to popular demand we’ve also expanded the inventory a bit – now you have more empty slots from the outset, and getting new slots will be less taxing on your water reserves. And there’s more utilities. Oh, and even more weird hats.

Severed (Vita) Boss Battle & Upgrade Interview

We speak to Chris McQuinn about Severed on Vita.

“It’s done tastefully and a part of the overarching story is looking for your family. Sure you are carrying the corpse of your brother and other people, but it deals with important topics in a nice and sweet rather than gruesome way.”

I also asked McQuinn about the decision to bring Severed to Vita. “We’ve had such a good relationship with the Vita community in the past, like the Vita Lounge. People who own Vitas like to buy games that aren’t so standard, games like Severed. We’ll see what the reception is like on Vita. If it does really well then maybe it makes sense to go somewhere else, but for now we are focused on Vita.”