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July 27, 2021

Nintendo Recommits To Animal Crossing: New Horizons Updates Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:08 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

That whole "global pandemic" deal has set the schedule back, but New Horizons will truck on.

The next Animal Crossing: New Horizons update drops this week, and Nintendo has publicly committed to more.

An update will be available tomorrow (US time) that will bring back weekly fireworks shows and add new seasonal items. Additionally, Nintendo of America tweeted the below:

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July 26, 2021

Nintendo Downloads - July 29, 2021 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:00 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

How is Donald going to get through all of the releases this week? "GALAXY BRAIN - ACTIVAAAAAAATE!"

Oh boy, am I glad this coming weekend is a long one for me.

About 80% of the retail releases are straight in my wheelhouse, headlined by the sequel I never believed would happen in NEO: The World Ends With You and the localizations with the fourth distinct appearance of Herlock Sholmes on Switch... Read more...

July 22, 2021

Lost In Random Receives Release Date At EA Play Switch

by Donald Theriault - 2:26 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: EA

And a couple of additional seasons for existing service games.

Electronic Arts have just wrapped their first EA Play presentation of the summer, with a few announcements of import for Switch:

Lost in Random, the action title announced at last year's show, received a new gameplay trailer and a release date of September 10. The trailer, which focuses on the game's... Read more...

July 20, 2021

Super Nintendo Lineup For Switch Online Adds Three More Rarities Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 9:28 pm EDT
Total comments: 8 Source: Nintendo

You know, I really preferred one of them when it was known as "Kablooey".

Nintendo will be updating the Super Nintendo app for Switch Online on July 28 with three new titles. The new arrivals are:

Claymates is a 1993/94 (Europe/NA) 2d platformer from the same Interplay development team as the ClayFighter series. The main character is transformed into clay and has to find... Read more...

July 19, 2021

Nintendo Downloads - July 22, 2021 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:00 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

In this case, the "C" in "CRPG" would stand for Colombian.

It's hard to say what THE GAME of the week is, but I'm going to give the honor to Cris Tales, the long-awaited indie RPG that leans heavily on the eastern tradition but is actually by way of a Colombian developer. Though that may be because the alternative is the stripping action RPG Akiba's Trip - the original, not the sequel that I somehow ended up with DLC for on the Vita.

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July 16, 2021

Nintendo Sales Panic: June 2021 US NPD Group Results Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:55 am EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: NPD Group

Odd that a golf game being "over par" could be seen as a compliment.

The major retail releases for Switch were backloaded in June, and the system's hardware sales streak continued though there was a mild upset in the NPD Group's tracked revenue.

All rankings based on dollar sales from May 30 - July 3 unless indicated: Nintendo titles are not counted digitally but most third party titles are.

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July 15, 2021

Sci-fi Roguelite Crying Suns Gets an eShop Demo

by Jordan Rudek - 1:00 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: fortyseven communications

A discount will also be available for the full game.

After launching on Switch in May, narrative-tactical game Crying Suns is getting a free demo today, which can be found by accessing its eShop listing. Until July 22, the full game will also be discounted by 20%, so if a free sample of the game tickles your fancy, you can go ahead and pick up Crying Suns on the cheap.

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Switch OLED Preorders Opening Today In United States Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:05 am EDT
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Thanks for the warning, y'all.

For those wondering when the Switch OLED model would go up for sale, it's going to be sooner than you think.

Nintendo of America have posted an announcement that the preorders will open today (July 15) at 3 p.m. ET / noon Pacific for the US. Similar options have not gone live for other countries as of yet.

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July 14, 2021

More Story Details and a New Trailer for Shin Megami Tensei V

by Jordan Rudek - 11:30 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: ATLUS PR

Can we negotiate with a demon to move this release date up?

A new story trailer just dropped for the upcoming demon-fusing RPG, Shin Megami Tensei V. A number of features for the game we're also listed, some of which will be very familiar to fans of the series:

- Unfold an allusive story filled with tragic choices, make sacrifices to uphold your ideals as you pursue light or covet darkness to discover your role in the new world

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A sneak peek at Skyward Sword tonight on Twitch! Site News

by Matthew Zawodniak - 11:45 am EDT
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Get a quick early look at the game live!

Surprise!

In case you'd like to see Skyward Sword HD in action ahead of its Friday release, we'll be doing a quick bonus stream of it tonight!

Join us at 6:45pm eastern / 3:45pm pacific for over a half an hour of Skyward Sword HD live on Twitch channel! You can hang out in the chat and ask questions—or just hang out with everyone!

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July 12, 2021

Nintendo Downloads - July 15, 2021 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:00 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Featuring the original sins of the Zelda series, both in-universe and out.

The newest remake in Nintendo's quest to prove that The Legend of Zelda is actually their Sonic comes out this week with Skyward Sword HD - and I'm a little tied up with last week and next, so if you want to put up with a Zelda game that even with its QoL fixes has a stamina meter affecting movement... Read more...

July 11, 2021

FIFA 22 Coming To Switch As Legacy Edition Again Switch

by Donald Theriault - 1:03 pm EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Electronic Arts

I guess that means it's not coming home for a lot of you.

Electronic Arts's one guaranteed Switch release per year will be similar to the last few.

Ahead of today's European championship final match between sides from England and Italy, EA confirmed the Switch version of FIFA 22 will be a Legacy Edition, and will launch on October 1. This will continue a trend for the Switch: the last FIFA release without this tag was FIFA 19, released in the fall of 2018.

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July 8, 2021

Doomsday Vault To Open In Early August Switch

by Donald Theriault - 11:00 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Flightless

Now it's your job to fill the thing.

August will start with a game that involves trying to fill a doomsday vault.

Developer Flightless have announced their isometric adventure Doomsday Vault will release on Switch August 5. Players will have to explore a devastated Earth and find seeds to restock a vault inspired by the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, traversing flooded areas, desolate plains, and destroyed buildings.

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July 7, 2021

Danganronpa Series, Decadence Limited Edition Available In North America On December 3 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 1:27 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

There's at least one staffer who always despairs in December, so this checks out.

The month of ultimate despair for Switch owners will actually be in December this year.

Nintendo have confirmed December 3 as the release date for the Danganronpa series of adventure games as well as the new "Danganronpa S: Ultimate Summer Camp". The Danganronpa Decadence limited edition will also be available in same day.

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July 6, 2021

Nintendo Announces "OLED Model" Switch For October 8 Launch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:09 am EDT
Total comments: 17 Source: Nintendo

Bigger screen, same shell... and is that a LAN PORT?

The long-rumored Switch with larger screen has finally been revealed.

Nintendo have announced a "Switch (OLED model)" for release on October 8 at a MSRP of US$349.99/C$449.99. It will launch in two combinations: a white dock / Joy-Con model, and a black dock / red and blue Joy-Con model.

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July 5, 2021

Nintendo Downloads - July 8, 2021 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:00 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Featuring a single finger curling on a monkey's paw over in Japan.

The big game of the week, which is already downloaded and waiting for me to put multiple hours into on a weekend as part of #JRPGJuly, is Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin. I, for one, welcome our apparently flight-capable Rathalos overlords (based on the game icon) and look forward to it burninating... Read more...

July 2, 2021

Monster Hunter Stories 2 Update Roadmap Released Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:56 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Capcom

By Halloween, you'll be walking around with the scariest thing of all: SILVER Rathalos.

Just as Rise did, the upcoming Monster Hunter Stories 2 will have an update roadmap.

Capcom unveiled the plan to add additional content to the RPG launching next Friday, beginning on July 15 and proceeding from there until the end of October. The updates will include new quests and Monsties (party members).

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Quality of Life Updates Announced for Skyward Sword Switch

by John Rairdin - 9:24 am EDT
Total comments: 4

Yes, it includes the items thing.

In a short trailer on Twitter today Nintendo announced a series of quality of life updates for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD. Some of these were already known but a few are known. Here's a quick breakdown.

Optional help from Fi (unclear if Fi can be entirely turned off) Button Only Controls... Read more...

July 1, 2021

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Adds New Track Features And Grand Prix In Free Update Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:42 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo Topics (JP link)

Oil, barrels, and geysers - oh my!

An update has added new elements to last year's Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit.

Available now for owners, the update adds a new Grand Prix series (Mario Cup) as well as optional obstacles to the courses. The view of the cart will add oil (causes spinouts), barrels (normal colored ones cause crashes, gold ones gain coins) and a combination of a geyser (which disguises coins when it fires) and a dinosaur whose scream slows down the cart.

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June 30, 2021

Spike Chunsoft Reveals AI: The Somnium Files nirvanA Initative For Spring 2022 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:27 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Spike Chunsoft

...please tell us that's not a tease for the Nonary Games on Switch as well...

More mysteries in the universe of the oddest game of 2019 are coming next year.

Following hints on a teaser site, Spike Chunsoft have announced AI: The Somnium Files - nirvanA Initiative (official spelling) for a launch next spring. The trailer for the game is below, which also identifies the team behind the Zero Escape series from 3DS as responsible for the game's writing:

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