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October 21, 2019

Nintendo Downloads - October 24, 2019 Switch

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

No, Thunderful isn't releasing a triple team this week.

Well, now that the site is blocked in China, what do we do for an encore?

Unleash the Winnie the Pooh jokes. As for the releases this week, although there isn't really a full priced retail release there's a fair few things to watch for. Neal wasn't so hot on Destiny Connect, but we're getting a new touchscreen only game in Anthill, that odd puzzle game Day and Night, and some strong ports in Monaco, Skullgirls, and Cat Quest II.


October 17, 2019

Nintendo Sales Party: September 2019 US NPD Group Results Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:52 pm PDT
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We got a bragging press release from Nintendo before this, so you know it's good.

September might have been down overall, but Nintendo and one third party in particular are rolling.

All figures for the period of September 1 - October 5 and based on dollars unless indicated otherwise.

Hardware was down overall again in September, but the Switch continues to be the only platform... Read more...

A Hat In Time is Adding Previously PC-Exclusive Content Switch

by Brett Posner-Ferdman - 8:10 am PDT
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Developer confirms Nyakuza Metro DLC pack for Switch.

After many months of waiting, A Hat in Time is finally releasing for Nintendo Switch on October 18th. As footage emerged from the game, we noticed that the Switch version had some not-so-subtle hints to the Nyakuza Metro DLC pack, which is currently exclusive to the PC version of the game.

Today,...

October 16, 2019

New Gigantamax Pokemon Announced For Sword And Shield Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:11 am PDT
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Can we Gigantamax Alolan Meowth so we get Tacgnol too?

This month's Pokémon Sword and Shield update has brought Gigantamax forms to some classic Pokémon.

The following Pokémon will get big:

Pikachu's Gigantamax form has the new G-Max move Volt Crash which paralyzes all opponents Eevee's Cuddle causes mass attraction provided the Pokémon is of the... Read more...

October 14, 2019

Nintendo Downloads - October 17, 2019 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:00 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

Fight for freedom. Stand with Hong Kong.


I think we cleared fifty last week, seriously. This week's haul is heavy on the RPG ports, with The Switcher joined by a couple of packs of D&D RPGs from Beamdog, and a couple of Digimon games from Bandai Namco. If you're into originals, then Little Town Hero is probably your target, especially after the involvement of the Pocket Card Jockey director AND Toby Fox.


October 11, 2019

Brain Age For Switch Launching 3 January 2020 In Europe Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:35 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo UK

Well, we knew it would be SOMETIME in the 2020s...

Dr. Kawashima's next stop in Europe will be very early in the new year.

Nintendo of Europe have confirmed a 3 January release for the training game on Switch, a mere week's turnaround from the game's Japanese release. The stylus announced with the Japanese release will be included with retail copies of the game as well.


October 10, 2019

Overwatch Servers To Go Live At 2 PM Eastern Time Launch Day Switch

by Donald Theriault - 12:06 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

Thinking you’ll be able to start building Tracer straight away? Hold up.

Overwatch launches on the 15th, but not at any of the standard times.

Nintendo’s eShop page for the game has been updated to state the following: “Overwatch® launches globally on October 15, 2019 at 11:00am PT”. First party Nintendo titles routinely unlock at midnight Eastern time on... Read more...

October 9, 2019

Ace Attorney Mixes With Hatoful Boyfriend, Picross in Murder by Numbers

by Neal Ronaghan - 9:01 am PDT
Total comments: 2

This 2020 Switch game combines a variety of interesting elements into something that should totally be on your visual novel-loving radar.

Murder by Numbers is a visual novel coming to Switch in 2020 that looks to have a heavy inspiration from Capcom’s Ace Attorney series as well as bits of everything ranging from Picross-like nonogram puzzles to Hatoful Boyfriend.

The game comes from developer Mediatonic, directed by Ed Fear,... Read more...

Galarian Ponyta Takes the Reins in Pokemon Shield Switch

by Brett Posner-Ferdman - 8:42 am PDT
Total comments: 8 Source: Pokemon Sword and Shield

After a 24 hour livestream last week, Galarian Ponyta has finally been revealed

Making it's home in the forests of the Galar region, Galarian Ponyta makes its grand debut in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

It was first teased last Friday in a 24 hour livestream, which gave viewers a sneak peak at its design. In a new trailer released today, we learned that Galarian Ponyta will... Read more...

October 8, 2019

Doom 64 Delayed To March, Doom Eternal Delayed To Later In 2020 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:55 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Bethesda

Hey, something to play on March 20.

November will be Doom-free this year.

In a statement today, Bethesda have confirmed that Doom 64 and Doom Eternal have both been delayed to next year. Doom 64 will release on Switch on March 20, 2020, while Doom Eternal's Switch version will release later in the year: the other console and PC versions of Doom Eternal will also release on March 20.


Four Player Party Game Headsnatchers Snags November Release Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:00 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Iceberg Interactive

At least this one owns up to the friendship-ruining parts.

November will see another entrant look to get ahead in the Switch's party genre.

Headsnatchers will launch in November on Switch. The core game is a four player party game in which the objective is to not lose the head in one of four different game modes. A single player mode is also available, as well as a "Headitor" if the 100+ standard heads don't have any appeal.


Time Focused Puzzle Game Day And Night Releasing October 22, Preload Discount Live Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:00 am PDT
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It's about time. Literally.

A new twist on falling block puzzle games will launch on Switch as an exclusive in two weeks, and taking the plunge early will afford a discount.

Day and Night is a new puzzle game from independent studio Ridiculous Games. A competitive puzzle game, the objective is to clear blocks in groups of... Read more...

October 7, 2019

Nintendo Downloads - October 10, 2019 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 2:19 pm PDT
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Trine, Trine, Trine, Trine... (video gaaaaaames)

This looks to be a week of quantity.

We're already in the mid-30s for releases and... Lemon, it's Tuesday. I'm not even sure which is the big one: some would say Trine 4 as they return to their roots, some would say 2D Yooka-Laylee, and some of my friends are stanning for The Alliance Alive's remaster for some reason.


October's Patreon Calendar Site News

by Perry Burkum and Casey Gibson - 2:14 pm PDT
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Exclusive podcasts, Game nights, and a Patreon Plays recording with our patrons!

Hello readers!

Over at patreon.com/NWR we have a host of things happening every month. Check out what is on the docket for October, the spookiest month of the year!

Remember we have an exclusive Patreon Plays podcast that if you are a $5 tier or above you (yes YOU) can be on. You can get... Read more...

October 4, 2019

The Bradwell Conspiracy Gets New Trailer, Launches October 10 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:00 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Boss Studios

It's a conspiracy. C-O-N...spiracy.

One of the odder games of the year will hit Switch this coming Thursday.

The Bradwell Conspiracy, previously announced by Boss Studios (Surgeon Simulator) and developers A Brave Plan, will launch on October 10. Pricing has been set at US$19.99 and equivalent.

A trailer was released earlier this week to help explain the game:


John J Kirby: 1939 - 2019

by Donald Theriault - 5:31 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: New York Times

He served as an inspiration in more ways than one.

A major name in Nintendo's North American history has died.

John J. Kirby passed away on Wednesday due to complications from blood cancer. He was 79 years old at the time of passing. Among his work as a lawyer was representing Nintendo of America in a copyright infringement lawsuit brought by Universal... Read more...

October 2, 2019

Return Of The Obra Dinn Inspection To Begin October 18 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:30 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Lucas Pope

That week just got a bit more insane.

The week of October 18 just got another third party shot in the arm.

Lucas Pope, developer of Return of the Obra Dinn, has announced his black and white investigation title will release on the Switch on the 18th. No additional pricing details were provided.

Return of the Obra Dinn releases on October 18th for Switch, PS4, and Xbox One! pic.twitter.com/2r35Rw4eXP


Mario And Luigi Series Developer AlphaDream Declares Bankruptcy 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 5:12 am PDT
Total comments: 26 Source: Yahoo Japan

This is somebody's nightmare.

The developer of the Mario and Luigi series has been forced into bankruptcy.

AlphaDream declared bankruptcy in Japan yesterday (October 1), citing debts of ¥465m (approx. US$4.3m at current mid-market rates). The company cited higher development costs and lower sales as the reason for the bankruptcy.


October 1, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 Online With Friends Update Now Live Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:37 pm PDT
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Just before 100 days of release.

The long wait for friend matches in Super Mario Maker 2 is about to end.

An update is now live for the June 28 release that will add friend co-op and versus play to the Network mode. As of press time, the game is undergoing a maintenance to end at 11 p.m. Eastern time.

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Pokemon Sword And Shield Reveal Autosave Function, Gym Count, And More Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:26 pm PDT
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I guess this means I won't need to import my set of breeding Ditto? *SPOILERS*

Ahead of a cover story in next month's Game Informer magazine for Pokémon Sword and Shield, new details have emerged about the major RPG release.

As part of the story, it was revealed that an autosave function will be present in Sword and Shield. A first for the series, the function can be turned off to allow for "soft-resetting" such as trying to get an ideal nature for a legendary Pokémon.



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