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March 27, 2020

Shantae And The Seven Sirens Scores May 28 Release Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:09 am PDT
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(Current conditions permitting)

Shantae's latest adventure is targeting a release in a very busy Switch weekend.

Shantae and the Seven Sirens is currently slated for Switch release on May 28, though the company acknowledges that the current conditions may cause slipping. It will be priced at US$29.99.

The Seven Sirens launched on Apple Arcade last year, and the Switch version will include an ending newly added to the mobile version today.

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March 26, 2020

Other News From The Direct Mini Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:04 am PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo Direct

Free to play, Trails all day, what else do I have to say?

Other news revealed in today's Nintendo Direct "Mini":

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III was given a June 30 release date, and the English version of its demo is now available on the eShop. Burnout Paradise Remastered will release on Switch sometime in 2020 from Electronic Arts. GungHo's... Read more...

Ring Fit Adventure And Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Roll Out Updates Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:26 am PDT
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Some updates for Nintendo's second half of 2019.

Updates are available now for two of Nintendo's 2019 games.

Ring Fit Adventure has an update available now that adds a rhythm mode to the game. In addition to original songs from Ring Fit, the rhythm mode will also have Splatoon 2, Super Mario Odyssey, and Breath of the Wild music. Also added is a female voice option and new language options.

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Panzer Dragoon Remake Out Now Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:20 am PDT
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Then next comes Zwei, and then, Naga willing, Saga.

Panzer Dragoon has returned for its 25th anniversary and is out right now for Switch.

The remake of the 1995 Sega rail shooter is available for US$24.99/C$29.99. It will be a timed exclusive for the Switch, though the length of the exclusivity has not been revealed. Limited Run Games will also begin preorders for a physical version of the game tomorrow.

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Two More Star Wars Games Are Coming To Switch Switch

by Jordan Rudek - 8:16 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo Direct

And one of them is using force powers today.

It's not Shadows of the Empire, but another two Star Wars games will be available on the Switch eShop soon. Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, the final entry in the Jedi Knight series, is available for purchase today (as we reported yesterday). It features 16-person online multiplayer, character... Read more...

Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics Deals Up June 5 Switch Release Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:14 am PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo Direct

Where else would you go to play checkers, solitaire, and... shogi?

A hot DS seller is getting expanded and brought to Switch this year.

Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics will launch digitally and physically on June 5 for US$39.99/C$49.99. It will feature play for up to four players locally and online.

In addition to classic western board and card games, the Switch edition will have two forms of shogi, Mancala, and even slot car races.

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Capcom Exploration Game Shinsekai: Into The Depths Now Available On eShop Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:05 am PDT
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You can dive into this underwater adventure right now.

Capcom has launched a new-to-Switch exploration game as part of the Direct Mini.

Originally an Apple Arcade exclusive, Shinsekai: Into The Depths is now available on Switch for US$19.99/C$29.99. Shinsekai features an unnamed diver who is investigating an abyss and has to craft items and upgrade their equipment for deeper exploration.

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Details Announced For Pokemon Sword And Shield Expansion Pass Switch

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

Which way will you go - single or multi strike? (Or will you just choose to Smash?)

The closer of today's Nintendo Direct Mini was additional details on the Isle of Armor coming in June to Pokémon Sword and Shield.

The Isle of Armor will feature two separate towers, and the Pokémon Kubfu's form after evolving to Urshifu will be determined by which of the towers is explored fully... Read more...

Free Animal Crossing Updates Bring Holiday-themed Events Switch

by Jordan Rudek - 8:00 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo Direct

Don't you dare call it Easter

Today's Nintendo Direct contained a few details about the free seasonal updates coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. As some may have already guessed, the launch day update to version 1.1.0 brought with it the Bunny Day event, which includes character Zipper T. Bunny who will be visiting islands... Read more...

Nintendo Published Puzzle Game Good Job! Out Now On Switch eShop Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:55 am PDT
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No word on if they're enforcing social distancing right now.

Nintendo has dropped a brand new puzzle game on the Switch eShop today.

Good Job! is now available on the eShop for US$19.99 or equivalent. As the child of the company CEO, you have to do a series of jobs around the office to work up to the C-suite.

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First Character From Smash Bros Challenger Pack 2 Reveal Is A Stretch Switch

by Jordan Rudek - 7:51 am PDT
Total comments: 8 Source: Nintendo Direct

We know they're from ARMS, and ARMS gets a free trial to celebrate

This June will bring the announcement of a new DLC fighter to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and it's going to be a character from first-party fighting game ARMS. Today's Nintendo Direct presentation revealed that the new character will be someone from ARMS, but no further information was provided. At... Read more...

New Details And Demo Announced For Bravely Default II Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:49 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo Direct

Four heroes and asterisks are back.

Although we didn't get a date for Bravely Default II in the Direct Mini, you will be able to play it today.

A demo was launched today for the 2020 RPG, and as with the Octopath Traveler demo feedback will be taken for the game following its launch.

The four characters Seth, Gloria, Astelle, and Elvis were shown off in an extended trailer, as well as confirmation of the trademark Brave and Default system returning.

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Catherine: Full Body Dreams Up July 7 Switch Release Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:31 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo Direct

The competitive meta for this game is nuts.

One of Atlus's most controversial titles is coming to Switch in early summer.

Catherine: Full Body will release on the Switch July 7. Written by P-Studio (Persona), Catherine is an adventure game that features a man named Vincent caught in a love quadrangle between Catherine, Katherine, or (the new Full Body addition) Rin. In between the adventure sequences, Vincent must navigate rising blocks to escape his nightmares.

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2K Launching Three New Collections On Switch May 29 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:25 am PDT
Total comments: 19 Source: Nintendo Direct

Oh great, we get to put up with Claptrap too.

2K will be loading up on Switch at the end of May.

Three different 2K-published collections will launch on May 29: The Borderlands Legendary Collection (including 1, 2, and "The Pre-Sequel"), BioShock Collection (1, 2, and Infinite), and XCOM 2 Collection (XCOM 2, its DLC, and War of the Chosen).

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Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition Launching May 29 Switch

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

The remaster will bring a new epilogue to Shulk's story.

Nintendo opened a Direct Mini with some big RPG news.

The Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition will launch on May 29. The remastered version will include a special "Future Connected" epilogue following the game, as well as some re-recorded music tracks.

It can be preloaded today, and a version with a 250-page artbook will also be available worldwide. Europe will also receive an edition with a vinyl version of the soundtrack.

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March 25, 2020

Gorgeous Dungeon Crawler Tangledeep Gets Huge Content and Expansion Update Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 2:10 pm PDT
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Tomorrow, a really great roguelike with awesome customizable difficulty gets a whole lot bigger.

Tangledeep on Switch came out more than a year ago on Switch, but on March 26, a sizable content update will add the Legend of Shara expansion pack ($8 on PC) for free, as well as an additional paid expansion and a plethora of tweaks and bug fixes.

The game's lead developer Andrew Avera noted that "nearly 50%" of the game's revenue comes from the Switch release, which is what motivated the free expansion being offered on Switch.

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Jedi Academy Re-Release Set To Hit Switch Tomorrow, Will Have 16 Player Online Switch

by Donald Theriault - 1:53 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo eShop

Special thanks to the Canadian eShop and PSN for spoiling this one.

The Canadian eShop has, perhaps inadvertently, revealed a surprise release for tomorrow.

Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, announced to be coming to the Switch last fall, has appeared on the Canadian Switch eShop's coming soon section with a release date of tomorrow. The game is listed for $25.19 Canadian, which would translate to a $19.99 US price tag. No comparable listing is on the US or European stores.

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March 23, 2020

Bullet Hell Roguelike Itta Set For April 22 Release Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:00 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Armor Games

The cat came back, and he brought a golden firearm.

The bullet hell roguelike ITTA has nailed down a release date.

The solo project that was concepted during a stay at a psychiatric hospital will launch on April 22. No price has been given for the Switch version.

A trailer has also been released:

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Nintendo Downloads - March 26, 2020 Switch

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

The two rules of being president: Bed Keith David, and f**k cancer. (Or COVID.)

Aside from the presidential simulation of Saints Row IV: Re-Elected, the headliner releases this week in terms of price are One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 (the latest misadventures of the manga/anime that started running when I was in high school), and Railway Empire which is probably coming out at a bad time, all things considered.

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March 19, 2020

The Messenger Developers Tackle the RPG Genre in Sea of Stars Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 9:17 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Kickstarter

The Kickstarter campaign for the action RPG kicks off today.

Sea of Stars is the next game from Sabotage Studios, the team behind 2018's The Messenger.

The turn-based RPG was revealed today alongside a Kickstarter, which says the game is set to come to PC and consoles in 2022. While the teaser below only shows off two characters, six are planned for the... Read more...

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