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August 21, 2019

Dragon Quest XI S Demo And Preload Now Available

by Donald Theriault - 6:49 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

A Giant RPG approaches! Command?

The original adventure of the Luminary now has a trial available.

A promised demo for Dragon Quest XI S Definitive Edition is now available on the eShop in all territories along with the digital preload for the September 27 release. Progression in the demo will carry through to the full game.


August 20, 2019

Retro 2D Events Appearing in Mario & Sonic at the Olympics Games Tokyo 2020 Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 8:55 am PDT
Total comments: 3

This November, you can go back to the 1964 Olympics as sprite-based Mario and Sonic characters.

10 classic 2D events will be packaged into Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 when it comes out on Switch on November 5 in North America and November 8 in Europe.

The 10 events (listed below) all hail from the 1964 Olympics, which were also held in Tokyo. The kicker is they are all presented in a 2D, retro aesthetic, complete with old sprites of Mario and Sonic characters.


Marvel Knights DLC Pack Dated for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 8:40 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

Blade, Moon Knight, Punisher, and Morbius have come to play.

The first part of the paid season pass for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 will launch on September 30.

This pack, one of three, is titled Curse of the Vampire and features a series of difficult co-op missions in Gauntlet Mode, a new fast-paced Endurance mode, and new Infinity Rifts. The four new playable... Read more...

The Bradwell Conspiracy Unravels Fall Switch Release Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:00 am PDT
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Alternate reality museum exploration, eh.

The next game from the studio behind Surgeon Simulator is a bit of a left turn.

Bossa Studios will be publishing The Bradwell Conspiracy this fall from development studio A Brave Plan. Set in a Stonehenge museum, the unnamed player has to escape the museum after an explosion with the help of a museum employee and 2026 technology including alternate reality glasses.


Nintendo Downloads - August 22, 2019 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:30 am PDT
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Good thing we waited a day!

Oh hey, you're back... a day late.

Next time, make it so they don't schedule Indie World the week after my vacation. But it's a good thing we held back because it let us get Superhot AND the Hotline Miami collection in here so this wasn't twenty thousand jokes about children's card games and the players thereof.


August 19, 2019

Final Fantasy VIII Dealing Into eShop September 3 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:05 pm PDT
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Then we talk to a wall.

September's RPG party will kick off a few days earlier than planned.

Square Enix have confirmed the release date for the remastered Final Fantasy VIII as September 3. The listing has not appeared in the eShop as of yet, but other system stores have a price of US$19.99/C$26.99.

The remastered FFVIII was announced as a part of Square's E3 presentation.


Witcher 3 Gets October 15 Release Date For Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 12:31 pm PDT
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Also known as "a quarter of the way through Dragon Quest XI".

The adventures of Geralt will arrive in mid October.

The Witcher III: Complete Edition will release on Switch October 15. The announcement was made at the opening ceremony of the Gamescom show in Cologne, Germany.


Streets Of Rage 4 Confirmed For Switch, New Character Announced Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:46 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Dotemu

Oh yeah, that's the good stuff.

The streets will be live on Switch.

Ahead of Gamescom, it has been confirmed that Streets of Rage 4 will release on Switch. There isn't a timetable for the game's release.

A new character will join the fight: Cherry Hunter, the daughter of Adam from the original trilogy and a guitar-playing brawler.


Indie World Presentation Features Multiple Game Reveals Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:30 am PDT
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That's an awful lot of games for 20 minutes.

In addition to two shadowdrops and a major Microsoft announcement, the Indie World presentation dropped details on 24 other games coming to Switch in the near future.

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Torchlight II, the second Perfect World-published title after Hob, will bring its third person looter gameplay on... Read more...

Ori and the Blind Forest Confirmed For Switch, Releasing September 27 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:23 am PDT
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One of gaming's best-looking and worst-kept secrets.

Following Cuphead's Switch release earlier this year, another Microsoft published independent smash is head to Switch next month.

Ori and the Blind Forest, Moon Studio's 2015 exploration platformer that was previously an Xbox and Microsoft Store exclusive, is coming to the Switch on September 27. The game is published by Xbox Game Studios.


Superhot, Hotline Miami Collection Both Launching On Switch Today Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:20 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Indie World

And it's just like the ocean under the moon...

Both of the shadowdrops from today's Indie World are hot.

Superhot and the Hotline Miami Collection will both be available on Switch today. Both games are priced at US$24.99.

Superhot is a combination of first person shooter and the "enemies move when you move" flavor of rougelikes, allowing... Read more...

Creature In The Well Emerging September 6 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:20 am PDT
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Hack and slash meets pinball in a couple of weeks.

A unique hack and slasher will hit the Switch in a couple of weeks.

Creature in the Well, previously announced in this spring's Nindies Showcase, will hit full release on September 6. The Unreal Engine 4 game combines pinball and hack/slash elements into a unique adventure style.


August 16, 2019

Former Runbow, Guacamelee Devs Team Up to Make '90s-Themed Adventure Game Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 9:04 am PDT
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Mighty Yell presents The Big Con, which is probably coming to Switch but isn't official yet.

The Big Con is the first game from Mighty Yell and pitches itself as a '90s-inspired comedy adventure where you play a high school girl trying to shake down the mall to save her mom's video store.

While not 100% confirmed for Switch, the team has access to a Switch dev kit, so it's very likely. Mighty Yell has experience on the Nindie side of things, with developers who have worked on everything from Runbow to Guacamelee 2.


New Techniques, Battle Stadium Shown For Pokemon Sword And Shield Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:56 am PDT
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Try and wrap your head around one of the items.

As part of the opening ceremonies for the 2019 World Pokémon Championships in Washington DC, some new information was revealed for Pokémon Sword and Shield.

A Battle Stadium will be available for multiplayer: ranked and casual battles will be available, as well as online competitions that can be hosted by players and the ability to use rental Pokémon. Nintendo Switch Online will be required for access to the Battle Stadium.


Indie World Showcase To Air Worldwide On Monday

by Donald Theriault - 5:40 am PDT
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Could the Gamescom/PAX doubleheader be off?

A live video presentation Monday will lay out upcoming Switch indie games.

Nintendo will be airing a "Indie World" video Monday morning (August 19) at 9 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. PT / 1500 CET. The video will be approximately 20 minutes long.

"Indie World" has been used for independent games-focused...

August 15, 2019

Nintendo Sales Panic: July 2019 US NPD Group Results Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:33 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

The #1 slot wasn't going to be a contest if you knew the release schedule.

Although there was a pigskin in the room in the July schedule, Nintendo software dominated July once again for the NPD Group's US sales survey.

All data is for the period of July 7 to August 3, and is based on revenue unless noted.

In hardware, the Switch was the top selling platform of July... Read more...

Official Reveal - Switch Exclusive StarBlox Inc. Set To Release This Fall

by Perry Burkum and Casey Gibson - 4:52 pm PDT
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Seed Interactive stopped by the Talk Nintendo Podcast to give us all the details on their latest project.

Seed Interactive officially unveiled their second Switch title, StarBlox Inc., on the latest episode of the Talk Nintendo Podcast (episode 152). Blending a Tetris styled puzzler with a fighting game, it aims to capitalize on frantic local multiplayer fun. The developers, who also worked on Skies of Fury DX, plan to release the game sometime this fall.


August 13, 2019

FCC Filing Reveals Possible Super Nintendo Themed Controller For Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:14 am PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: FCC

I'd buy that at a high price.

A filing with the US Federal Communications Commission suggests that a first party Bluetooth-powered Super Nintendo controller may be coming for Switch soon.

The filing was made available this morning, though all photographs taken as part of the testing are locked until February 6 of next year.... Read more...

August 12, 2019

Nintendo Downloads - August 15, 2019 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:00 am PDT
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Celebrate with your humble news editor as he officially departs the demographic advertisers give a damn about.

Editor's note: Donald is on a vacation this week, so instead we'll be prepping the thread with some of the best of his recent Tweets. Please enjoy this lack of effort that goes with this week being a holiday week in Japan.

Inspired by @jtsknight92 I want to do a piece on Nintendo and doom, but I don't know how long it would take to go through 130 years of history.


August 9, 2019

Super Rare Announces Two Tribes Mega Pack

by Perry Burkum - 10:43 am PDT
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A collection of Two Tribes' 2001-2019 catalog all in one boxed set.

Super Rare Games is at it again, switching things up with their next release. The previously announced Toki Tori 1 and 2+ puzzlers will now be packaged alongside the robot-hacking shooter Rive, as well as the original Toki Tori Game Boy Color Version, the recently released block-matching game Swap This! and a demo of an unreleased project "Three Tribes".



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