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May 15, 2021

Umurangi Generation Secures June 5 Launch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 11:08 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Playism

If you like your photography sims a little more apocalyptic.

New Pokemon Snap isn't the only photography game that completes its development in June.

PC hit Umurangi Generation, previously announced for Switch release, had a release date of June 5 announced at a livestream hosted by the game's Switch publisher Playism.

Umurangi Generation Switch Launch Date Trailer [EN] - 5TH JUNE 2021. #PLAYISMGameShow #screenshotsaturday pic.twitter.com/qpCdOflm25


May 10, 2021

Zombies Ate My Neighbors, Ghoul Patrol Coming To Switch In Bundle June 29

by Donald Theriault - 10:19 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: DotEmu

Hey, remember when zombies WEREN'T the most overused trope in video games?

The Switch is continuing to pile on the retro games for its library.

DotEmu posted a trailer this evening announcing a bundle of LucasArts co-op shooters Zombies Ate My Neighbors (1993) and Ghoul Patrol (1994) would come to Switch on June 29. The bundle is in co-operation with the new Lucasfilm Games label, and will include achievements and a game museum mode among other modern features.


Nintendo Downloads - May 13, 2021 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:20 am EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

This week, the games come in pairs. Literally so for our friends in Europe.

There's four big games across two series this week in the downloads, and apparently two of them will have Discourse (tm) about what constitutes a visual novel versus an adventure game. The Famicom Detective Club holds their first Western meetings on Friday, with two separate games offering a discount... Read more...

May 7, 2021

Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance Rolling Switch Launch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:25 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Interplay

It took nearly two decades to meet the "console NWR profile" check. UPDATED

UPDATE: As of 1:45pm ET, the game has not posted to the Switch eShop - Interplay has not been able to determine the root cause. Original story follows.

A classic Dungeons and Dragons RPG is making its second appearance on Nintendo consoles today.

Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance, a co-op action...

May 6, 2021

Nintendo Releases Fiscal Year Earnings And 2021-22 Guidance Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:51 am EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

Let's see if we can find a "Switch Pro" in here somewhere...

Nintendo have released their results for the fiscal year spanning April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021 overnight (NA tiime), along with their estimates for the now-current fiscal year.

All numbers reported in yen: a rounded comparison based on an exchange rate of 109.166 yen to the US$ is provided for clarification only.


May 5, 2021

Nintendo Unveils Game Builder Garage: Launching June 11 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:10 pm EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

Now your dreams may come true as well.

Nintendo has unveiled a new project that aims to teach basic game development.

A video has been posted on Nintendo's social channels for the Game Builder Garage, which will launch physically and digitally on June 11 for US$29.99 / C$39.99, though the ESRB description on Nintendo's game page mentions... Read more...

Tony Hawk 1+2 Shredding Switch On June 25 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 11:17 am EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

Not quite Here and Now, but soon we can all be Superman.

The summer will kick off with some Switch kickflips.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 will be launched on Switch June 25. The remakes of the two groundbreaking skateboarding games will include the content and most of the combined soundtrack.

Grab your board and #NintendoSwitch,...

Stonefly Launching on Switch in June Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 9:27 am EDT
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The chill mech adventure game from the developers of Creature in the Well is coming next month.

Stonefly, a mech adventure game from Flight School Studios, is coming to Nintendo Switch on June 1.

The game stars Annika Stonefly, an inventor who loses her father's precious mech and has to explore the world around her to find it. The gameplay consists of seeking out resources to build mechs,... Read more...

Blast Brigade Suiting Up On Switch Later This Year Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:00 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: My.Games

An American, a Russian, and a Scot walk into an island...

The run and gun platformer is going to be adding a dash of exploration later this year.

Russian publisher My.Games have announced a Switch release for their upcoming action platformer Blast Brigade, due later this year for US$19.99 or equivalent. Developed by an internal studio called Allods Team Arcade, the goal is to combine the run-and-gun gameplay of a Contra with deep exploration.


May 4, 2021

Asha Heading To Monster World May 28 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:09 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: ININ Games

Another in the ludicrously convoluted Wonder Boy series.

The Wonder Boy series's newest spinoff will be out before the end of May.

Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World, the remake of Monster World IV announced last summer, will be released on May 28. The digital release will be US$34.99, while a physical version will be available for $39.99 and include a Switch version of the original game.


May 3, 2021

Nintendo Downloads - May 6, 2021 Switch

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

Golden Week means the shadowdrop approvals from the mothership should be kept to a minimum, at least.

If there's two things Golden Week means to me since I don't live in Japan, it's "Nintendo's fiscal year earnings are delayed" and "not a lot of releases". The big one is Skate City, as SkaterXL increasingly looks like vapourware on Switch and we still have a few months before the Hawk returns to... Read more...

April 27, 2021

Monster Hunter April Presentation News: Rise 2.0 Tomorrow, Update On Stories 2 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:20 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Capcom

Chameleos isn't the only child of *SPOILERS REDACTED* coming back...

Capcom's Monster Hunter presentation has just wrapped with new information on both Rise content and the July 9-launching Monster Hunter Stories 2.

Monster Hunter Rise

The version 2.0 update will be available tomorrow (April 28) and will add five new monsters: Apex versions of Rathalos (previously... Read more...

Super Mario Party Now Supports Expanded Online Play After Surprise Update Switch

by Willem Hilhorst - 4:02 am EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo of America

Someone arrived late to the party.

Seemingly out of nowhere, Super Mario Party has received update version 1.1.0. This new update allows for the Mario Party, Partner Party and Free Play modes to be played online with friends. The online play is restricted to having an Nintendo Switch Online subscription and excludes ten minigames from... Read more...

April 26, 2021

New Pack, Features Coming To Capcom Arcade Stadium Switch

by Donald Theriault - 2:08 pm EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Capcom

Not quite to the cost of (insert nearest football / baseball stadium here) yet, but give it long enough...

Capcom's Arcade Stadium is continuing to expand over the next few months.

Two optional features will be sold for US$0.99 or equivalent starting on May 25: the "invincibility" mode will make the characters functionally immortal, while "Display Frame Set 1" will provide additional options for the cabinets.


Nintendo Downloads - April 29, 2021 Switch

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

If you're going to flame me for the headliner, send it to connectivity@nintendoworldreport.com

It's already been a busy month for NIS America, but they have one more headliner for this week with the long-awaited worldwide release of R-Type Final 2 which is the week's headliner. The latest iteration of the long-standing shooter franchise drops Friday and I, for one, can't wait. (There is a demo if you need convincing.)


April 23, 2021

Monster Hunter Rise April Update Information Coming Tuesday Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:57 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Capcom

Along with more details on Stories 2.

The April update for Monster Hunter Rise will be blown out on Tuesday.

Capcom has announced a live stream for Tuesday morning (7 a.m. PT, 10 a.m. ET) to provide information on the 2.0 version update for the game. The update will add new monsters - already revealed are the elder dragon Chameleos... Read more...

April 22, 2021

New Pokemon Snap-Inspired Photo Printers Coming For Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:22 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Fujifilm

All the fun of having a photo station without the trips to that one last Blockbuster.

For those who want to get a hard copy of their New Pokemon Snap pics, there will be an opportunity from Fujifilm.

The camera company has announced a special photo printer with Switch compatibility that will use a smartphone app to get the photos from the Switch. Launching on April 30 - the same... Read more...

Ys IX Washing Onto Switch Shores July 6 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:15 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: NIS America

Hey, remember when July was the dead zone?

NIS America originally promised a Q3 release dates for Ys IX on Switch, and they're getting it out of the way early.

The sequel to 2018's action RPG hit will finally land on Switch July 6. Set in a prison city, Adol Christian has to overcome a curse where his dreams are becoming reality.

A new trailer for the game's release is available:


April 21, 2021

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles To Be Arraigned On July 27 3DSSwitch

by Donald Theriault - 11:16 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Capcom

"Ten wacky adventures" sounds like a lot of legal BS to wade through.

Capcom is returning to court this summer with some previously never-localized adventures.

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles, a compilation of the Dai Gyakuten Saiban (The Great Ace Attorney) 3DS games, will come to Switch on July 27. The package will include eight additional short stories, two... Read more...

April 20, 2021

Luigi Gets Bricked In New LEGO Set

by Donald Theriault - 7:11 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

With friends like these, who needs enemies?

Mario may have passed on, but his brother is picking up the torch.

A LEGO starter course for Luigi has been revealed for preorders, and they are expected to arrive around August 1. The interactive course features cameos from Yoshi and Boom Boom, as well as Luigi reactions to events.

The Mario set recently received an update in which Mario began to call for Luigi, which set the reveal up. The trailer can be seen below:



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