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July 16, 2020

Tanabe Interview Reveals Restrictions For Mario Characters And More Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:25 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Video Games Chronicle

Somehow, this can all be blamed on this alleged character named "Waluigi".

The producer of the Paper Mario series has outlined some of the restrictions placed on the series in a new interview, including how existing Mario characters can be used.

Speaking to Video Games Chronicle, Kensuke Tanabe confirmed that the Paper Mario games require new villains because existing... Read more...

July 15, 2020

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Not Offering Local Multiplayer Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:41 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Square Enix

We hate to be the crystal bearers of bad news here.

A new trailer for the upcoming remaster of one of the most infamous offline-only games has confirmed there will be no offline multiplayer this time.

The Japanese-language trailer for Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered was posted on the game's Japanese language Twitter account, along with an announcement that due to "development reasons" the production prioritized online play over offline play in an attempt to get more players.


July 14, 2020

Joker And Hero Smash Bros Amiibo Dated For October 2 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:10 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

We'll see Hero's true form... and it looks a lot like Soren.

The next two Smash DLC Amiibo have a release date.

The figures for Joker and Hero, shown off in the June 22 Smash Bros presentation where MinMin debuted, will be available in North America on October 2. They will launch a week earlier (September 25) in Japan.

Super #SmashBrosUltimate #amiibo for DLC fighters Joker and Hero will be available starting Oct. 2nd! pic.twitter.com/gQE1zJBZot


LEGO And Nintendo Announce Retro NES Themed Set

by Donald Theriault - 5:17 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: LEGO

Imagine a version with Kirby's Adventure.

The Nintendo and LEGO partnership is getting even bigger.

A LEGO set featuring a replica NES and a small CRT TV will be available on August 1 for US$229.99. The set will create a brick version of a level of the original Super Mario Bros., with a crank included on the TV to advance the scene.


July 13, 2020

Nintendo Downloads - July 16, 2020 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:00 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

If you're playing the Toad drinking game, you should get a few hours into The Origami King before the liver taps out.

The last announced, dated, Nintendo published game that we know of right now drops on Friday: Paper Mario: The Origami King unfolds adventure, combat, and enough Toads to choke the Derby field. Games riding in the wake of a major Nintendo release include the farming remake Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town, creepy action game Void Terrarium, and metallic strategy game Warhammer 40K: Mechanicus (delayed from its initial May launch).


July 11, 2020

Devolver Digital Event Announces Olija, Provides Release Date For Carrion Switch

by Donald Theriault - 12:47 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Devolver Digital

Tear the humans apart with a sweet grappling hook.

Devolver's next Switch release will be ripping up the eShop in a couple of weeks, while they have acquired .

Olija, a swashbuckling platformer developed by The Skeleton Crew, will be launching on Switch in 2020. The game was originally set to be published by Unties.

Olija...

July 10, 2020

WayForward Title Revealed As Switch Exclusive Bakugan RPG Champions of Vestroia Switch

by Donald Theriault - 11:02 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

You never saw it coming....

Nintendo's reveal of a WayForward game today turned out to be more anime.

Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia is a new action title based on the Bakugan TCG and animated series. It will be published by WB Games on November 3, exclusively for the Switch.

Players will tour the world and build their team of monsters, and will be able to take their teams online.


July 9, 2020

Xenoblade Patch Causing Sidequests to Not Display Switch

by Matthew Zawodniak - 3:23 pm PDT
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If you like exploring, it may be worth avoiding the 1.1.2 update.

A patch to Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition was released last night, bringing the game to version 1.1.2. Alongside various changes such as fixing some subtitles in the Future Connected campaign and removing an exploit to skip one of the game's areas, one change has left players confused and frustrated.


Treehouse Live To Air Tomorrow, Feature New WayForward Developed Game Switch

by Donald Theriault - 2:10 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Start the speculation about why Nintendo is showing off a WayForward developed game... now.

Treehouse Live will be returning tomorrow with another announcement from WayForward among the highlights.

Nintendo will be airing Treehouse Live - July 2020 tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. Pacific) on their YouTube and Twitch channels. Although designed to show off gameplay of Paper Mario: The Origami King, there will also be a "first reveal and gameplay for a title in a franchise new to developer WayForward!"


Superhot's Sequel Not Announced For Switch, But Switch Players Can Still Get It For Free On PC

by Matthew Zawodniak - 1:22 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Superhot Website

It'll take some doing, but you'll still be able to get your Switch copy honored.

Superhot Team announced their next title, SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE today, and anyone who purchases the original before it releases will be receiving the sequel for free. No Switch version of MIND CONTROL DELETE was announced, but fans who bought the game on Nintendo Switch still have a chance to receive the game for free.


July 8, 2020

Grandia, Castlevania Collections Headline Limited Run Games Expo

by Donald Theriault - 1:00 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Limited Run Games

Other things announced outside of Way Forward.

The delayed Limited Run Games E3 show dropped a bunch of new physical copies of previously eShop-only titles.

Among the prominent titles receiving cartridge form are the Castlevania Anniversary Collection and the Grandia HD Collection, bringing Konami and GungHo Entertainment into the fold. The retailer will open preorders for the Grandia collection on August 7, while the Castlevania Collection will launch sometime in Q3.


Multiple WayForward Classic Titles Coming To Switch Later This Year Switch

by Donald Theriault - 12:38 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Limited Run Expo

Including a whole lot of Shantae. (Paging Zach.)

The Limited Run Expo has kicked off with a bunch of WayForward-related announcements.

The first two announcements were the first two Shantae games - the 2001 Game Boy Color original and 2010 DSiWare sequel Shantae: Risky's Revenge will both release on Switch later this year. Physical versions of... Read more...

July 7, 2020

Donkey Kong Country, Electronic Arts Game Join Switch Online Game Libraries Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 6:13 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo

Sadly, this doesn't involve making Gretzky bleed, but the chances are no longer 0.

Nintendo's latest update to the Switch Online subscriptions includes a classic platformer and a new publisher getting on board.

An update on July 15 will include 1994's Donkey Kong Country and Virtual Console regular Natsume Championship Wrestling coming to the Super Nintendo library. The NES library will only add a single game, but it will be the 1991 Electronic Arts-published The Immortal.


July 6, 2020

Everyday♪ Today's MENU for EMIYA Family Is Cooking Up A North American Release on Switch Switch

by Matthew Zawodniak - 4:39 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Twitter

I am the bone of my skillet.

Everyday♪ Today's MENU for EMIYA Family will be receiving a North American release, Aniplex announced Sunday as part of Aniplex Online Fest.

Based on the manga and anime series of the same title, Everyday♪ Today's MENU for EMIYA Family is a cooking game featuring characters from Fate/Stay... Read more...

Nintendo Downloads - July 9, 2020 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:00 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

This week's releases feature plenty of caveats.

If you're diving into one of the two mutual North American/European releases this week, you're going to want to do some reading first. For Catherine: Full Body, I recommend Matt's review of the Switch port, as well as Syrenne's spoilery articles on the new content in particular (disclaimer: the author... Read more...

July 3, 2020

SteamWorld Dig & SteamWorld Heist to Receive Limited Physical Editions For Nintendo Switch 3DSSwitch

by Willem Hilhorst - 11:47 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Super Rare Games

Time to blow off some steam

Two of the most acclaimed indie titles from the last ten years, SteamWorld Dig, its sequel SteamWorld Dig 2 and SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition are receiving limited physical editions as part of a Super Rare Games release. Super Rare Games is known for giving some well-deserving digital-only indie... Read more...

July 2, 2020

Competitive Smash Community Rocked By Confessions And Allegations Of Sexual Abuse

by Donald Theriault - 5:26 pm PDT
Total comments: 3

Prominent players, broadcasters, and tournament organizers: all are involved.

The Super Smash Bros competitive scene is reeling this evening following multiple allegations of sexual assault among prominent community figures.

Allegations of assault, child grooming, and unwanted imagery have been levied against players such as Nairoby "Nairo" Quezada, D'Ron "D1" Maingrette... Read more...

Nintendo Downloads - July 2, 2020 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:00 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Class VII is now in session.

The big one of the week - and a game that is appropriately timed to kick off #JRPGJuly - is The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III, and I don't just mean the big one in terms of price. There's also gameplay and content as well. (And as a fun treat, you can get the Digital Deluxe version for the same price as the regular one until July 7, aka bunny suits for all).


June 29, 2020

PowerA Launching Small Nintendo Switch Pro Controller in August

by Neal Ronaghan - 9:00 am PDT
Total comments: 1

Coming bundled with a carry pouch, the Nano Enhanced Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch is meant for gaming on the go.

The Nano Enhanced Wireless Controller is coming out this August from reliable Nintendo third-party accessory company PowerA.

Retailing for $49.99, the smaller controller is modeled after the Switch Pro Controller or more specifically, PowerA's own Enhanced Wireless Controller. Charging via a USB-C-powered... Read more...

June 27, 2020

Jupiter Celebrating Sega's Anniversary With Special Picross Game Switch

by Donald Theriault - 4:25 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Jupiter

Like Club Nintendo Picross, except with more hedgehogs.

Jupiter is hooking Picross up to blast processing.

As part of BitSummit Gaiden, Jupiter announced Picross S: Mega Drive & Mark III Edition. No release date was given for the game, which will pay tribute to the systems known as the Genesis and the Sega Master System in North America.



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