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September 17, 2020

Other News From The Partner Showcase Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:40 am EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

A quick rundown of some quick hits

The other titles shown off in today's Partner Showcase video:

Sniper Elite 4, set in World War 2, will be available this holiday season from Rebellion. A new trailer for Rune Factory 5 was shown, also advising of a 2021 release date. Empire of Sin showed the character creator in a trailer, but no... Read more...

Fitness Boxing 2 Announced For December 4 Release Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:36 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Wait, I thought this was a 3rd party showcase?

Although today was a Nintendo partner showcase, a new Nintendo published game was announced.

Fitness Boxing 2, a sequel to the early 2019 release, will be available on December 4 with preorders open now. In North America and Europe the game is published by Nintendo.

Players will punch to the rhythm in this sequel which will have 23 songs to fight with, and save files from the original game will carry over.


Ori And The Will Of The Wisps, The Long Dark, Hades All Launching Today Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:33 am EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo


Each Partner Showcase has a shaodwdrop, but today's has gone even further beyond.

Three different games will be available today:

Ori and the Will of the Wisps from Moon Studios, the sequel to Ori and the Blind Forest that launched on Xbox One and PC in March, will be available along with a collector's... Read more...

Disgaea 6 Announced Exclusively For Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:23 am EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

And this is to go even further beyond!

NISA is bringing a Disgaea game to the Switch first, dood.

Disgaea 6 has been announced for Switch with a summer 2021 release. The main character Zed is a zombie who gets stronger every time he dies, and the game promises damage into the quadrillions and a max level of 99,999,999.

A Nintendo Switch Online trial of Disgaea 5 Complete will also be available from Sept 23-29.


Monster Hunter Rise Launching On Switch March 26: New Stories To Be Told In Summer Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:19 am EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

Let's face it: there is no way we were going into a Tokyo Game Show without an upcoming Monster Hunter.

Monster Hunter is heading to Switch again in a big way.

Monster Hunter Rise will launch on Switch exclusively on March 26, as announced in the Partner Showcase. Hunters will have to stop monsters from rampaging and will be able to grapple anywhere in the environment.

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, a sequel to the 2017 3DS release, will follow next summer.


Nintendo Announces End Of Production For 3DS Family Of Systems 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:38 am EDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Nintendo (JP link)

Good night sweet prince, and may flocks of StreetPass Miis sing thee to thy rest.

Nintendo's last handheld-only platform has ended production after almost a decade.

A notice was posted on the Japanese-language Nintendo 3DS webpage today (available here) which roughly translates to "Production of the main body of the Nintendo 3DS series has been discontinued." This means the 2011-released handheld will no longer be produced, though online play will continue to be available and the eShop will remain for game purchases.


September 16, 2020

Nintendo Management Briefing Reveals Switch Online Sub Count, Digital Sales, And More Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 8:54 am EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

Also the answer to the question of the early Partner Showcase announcement.

Nintendo held a corporate management policy briefing overnight to update investors on high-level plans for the business, but did include some updates on the company.

The full briefing notes are available on Nintendo's investor relations site (PDF link). Among the items included in the 56 page document:


Next Partner Showcase Direct Airing Thursday

by Donald Theriault - 6:15 am EDT
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The reason why this was announced at 3:30 am ET will not be discussed.

The third in Nintendo's series of Partner Showcase videos has been announced.

The seemingly monthly series of videos will air the latest entry tomorrow (September 17) at 10 a.m. ET, 7 a.m. PT, 1500 BST, and 1600 CET.

No indication of any announcing companies has been made, though the timing is consistent with announcements prior to the Tokyo Game Show whose online version runs next week.


September 15, 2020

September Additions To Nintendo Switch Online Game Libraries Include Kong Quest And Unreleased Picross Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 9:16 pm EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

Among the now five games available this month.

The next additions to the Nintendo Switch Online classic libraries include more Kong and some unreleased puzzling.

Arriving on September 23, the new games for North America are:

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Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (Nintendo, 1995) The Peace Keepers (Jaleco, 1994) - Originally... Read more...

September 14, 2020

Nintendo Sales Panic: August 2020 US NPD Group Results Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:32 am EDT
Total comments: 5 Source: NPD Group

No new releases? No problem, just have ten of the top 20 games of the month.

The Switch continues its rampage through 2020 in the NPD Group's sales surveys.

All figures based on revenue/dollar sales from August 2 - 29 unless noted.

Hardware saw the Switch record the highest revenue for any console ever in an August, topping the total set by the Wii in 2008 at over a billion dollars US. A unit sales figure was not provided, though sales of the Switch more than doubled compared to last August.


Nintendo Downloads - September 17, 2020 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:00 am EDT
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Backward long jumps not included.

The big, limited (for some reason) release of the week is of course Super Mario 3D All-Stars, which combines two revolutionary 3D platformers with the game that cost me a job in college and is largely considered to be as good as the system it called home. (Please forward all complaints about this awful truth to johnrairdin @ nintendoworldreport . com - spaces removed.)


September 12, 2020

New Details Announced For Puyo Puyo Tetris 2's Adventure Mode Switch

by Donald Theriault - 4:50 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Sega

The original game's should have had its streaming blocked in place of Persona 5.

Sega has unveiled new details about the Adventure mode in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2.

The characters from the first game will return to face off with a new foe known as the Dimensional Parasite. New elements of the mode will include a full world map (as opposed to choosing stages from a menu) and the previously... Read more...

September 10, 2020

Immortals: Fenyx Rising Launching In December Switch

by Donald Theriault - 3:52 pm EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Ubisoft

The game formerly known as Gods and Monsters might be flying a little too close to the sun with that name.

The former Gods and Monsters has received a release date and a character creator to go along with its new name.

Now known as Immortals: Fenyx Rising, the Greek myth-themed open world game revealed at the last E3 will launch on December 3. Players will be able to design a character in the game, including choices of gender and skin tone.


Scott Pilgrim Vs The World Returning To Sale On Switch This Holiday Switch

by Donald Theriault - 3:38 pm EDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Ubisoft

Scott was kind of unpleasant to women and tried to change, which puts him one up on the publisher.

One of the last great licensed games is coming back on sale, including a Switch release.

Scott Pilgrim Vs The World: Complete Edition, a new release of the brawler based on the comic series and movie, will come to Switch this holiday. It was originally sold on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network in 2010 to coincide with the film, but was delisted in 2014. The Switch version will includes Knives and Wallace as playable characters.


Woodsalt is a JRPG-inspired Blast from the Past Coming to Switch this October

by Jordan Rudek - 1:01 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: HomeRun PR

Unravel a sci-fi narrative with multiple endings and no filler content.

Woodsalt, a story-based sci-fi JRPG, is coming to Switch on October 13. Protagonist Emcy awakes after a 1000-year slumber on Nu-Terra, with Earth having been evacuated. By exploring the world and interacting with the characters around you, the mysteries of Woodsalt will come into focus.

The announcement...

September 9, 2020

No More Heroes 3 Officially Delayed To 2021 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:11 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Goichi Suda Twitter

Another casualty of the year from hell.

The promised "2020" release date for No More Heroes 3 has been forced to slip.

Director Goichi Suda and developer Grasshopper Manufacturer both have confirmed the news on Twitter in recent posts, indicating the delay to 2021 following development setbacks from the COVID-19 pandemic and a need for additional polish.


September 8, 2020

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Revealed, Releasing November 20 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:09 am EDT
Total comments: 18 Source: Nintendo

We can finally see what happened in the century before Breath of the Wild.

A new Hyrule Warriors game is going to tell the story of the Great Calamity later this year.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is now available for preorder with a launch date of November 20. Designed to tell the story of the events that led to the state of Hyrule in Breath of the Wild, this new adventure is developed by Koei Tecmo in association with Nintendo.


September 7, 2020

Nintendo World Report is Hiring! Site News

by John Rairdin - 12:34 pm EDT
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Nintendo Downloads - September 10, 2020 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:04 am EDT
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Music playing and RPG creation headline a busy week on the shops.

James gave a heads-up on the big game of the week on Friday if you missed it: RPG Maker MV will consume hundreds of hours for stuff that realistically, won't take that long to play. But you might be able to make the next Corpse Party out of it? Other hot stuff this week includes rhythm game Avicii Invector and platformer Tin & Kuna from Aksys.


September 3, 2020

Mario Kart Goes Live On Home Circuit October 16 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:00 pm EDT
Total comments: 9 Source: Nintendo

How long until somebody builds Rainbow Road? Or heaven forbid, Yoshi Valley?

The next Mario Kart title will use your living space as the track.

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit was revealed in today's Nintendo Direct Mini for launch on October 16 at a MSRP of US$99.99. It utilizes two specially designed go-karts (Mario or Luigi themed) with mixed reality cameras mounted above... Read more...


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