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June 12, 2019

Some Switch Production Moved Out of China, Multiple Models Reported Switch

by Carmine Red - 12:10 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal suggests that Nintendo is both managing possible tariff expenses and planning new hardware revisions.

Nintendo has moved some of their manufacturing for the Nintendo Switch console outside of China to Southeast Asia, according to Wall Street Journal sources from the videogame company's supply chain. The Journal's sources are also claiming that additional models beyond the current Switch version are being manufactured outside of China as well.

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Portrait Ghosts and Multiplayer ScareScraper Mode Returns in Luigi's Mansion 3 Switch

by Xander Morningstar - 10:26 am PDT
Total comments: 2

It's a monster mash party!

Luigi’s Mansion 3 will feature the return of the first game's Portrait Ghosts as well as the 2013 sequel's ScareScraper mode. Developer Next Level Games' Bryce Holliday, who directed Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, made an appearance to show off the game.

In the multiplayer ScareScraper mode, up... Read more...

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition Uses Roughly 32 GB of Storage

by Carmine Red - 1:01 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: CD PROJECT RED, CD PROJECT RED

The retail edition will include the base game, expansions, and DLC all on a single game card.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition will take "roughly 32GB" of storage space on the Nintendo Switch, according to the game's official Twitter account. In addition to this, the game's marketing materials promises that the physical game card in retail versions of the game will include the base... Read more...

June 11, 2019

Luigi's Mansion 3 has a few Next Level Games Easter Eggs Switch

by Xander Morningstar - 10:09 pm PDT
Total comments: 2

Check out those movie posters!

Luigi's Mansion 3 was shown off on the Treehouse at Nintendo's E3 2019 show. While demonstrating a "movie theater" level, a few movie posters on the wall showcase some familiar references to other games worked on by Next Level Games.

Mario from the 2005 GameCube title, Super Mario Strikers Mario... Read more...

Luigi's Mansion Was Once Planned for Wii U Switch

by Carmine Red - 4:24 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Some of the new moves in the Switch's Luigi's Mansion 3 were conceptualized working on a Wii U version of the franchise.

The Luigi's Mansion franchise was once planned for Nintendo's Wii U console. Kensuke Tanabe, Senior Officer for Nintendo's Entertainment Planning & Development Division, revealed this tidbit of behind-the-scenes info during an E3 2019 Tree House gameplay segment showcasing the upcoming Luigi's Mansion 3.

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Radio Free Nintendo E3 Live Recording! Site News

by James Jones - 3:22 pm PDT
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Join us at 9 PM Eastern, 6 Pacific for our live E3 reaction show!

It's the day of Nintendo's E3 Direct, which means it's time for the RFN Team to say things about it.

You can join us tonight, at 9 PM Eastern/6 PM Pacific, for our recording session.

You can join us in the NWR Discord chat to join the fun.

Audio Link: http://www.nintendoworldreport.com:8000/rfnlive.mp3 Audio Player:

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Pokemon Sword and Shield Won't Have Every Pocket Monster Switch

by Justin Berube - 2:34 pm PDT
Total comments: 7

There will be some limits this time around.

Unlike past main series Pokémon titles, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will have some limitations on which creatures can be transferred to the upcoming games. As revealed during E3 2019's Treehouse Live, only Pokémon that appear in the Galar Region Pokédex can be transferred to the game from the upcoming Pokémon Home service. Of course, some Pokémon from previous generations will be part of this Pokédex, but not all of them.

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Next Level Games Confirmed as Luigi's Mansion 3 Developer Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 1:07 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo Treehouse Live

We kind of knew this but now there is zero doubt.

Next Level Games are returning to Luigi's Mansion with Luigi's Mansion 3 after a trip to the Metroid universe in Metroid Prime: Federation Force.

Nintendo was previously a little cagey about confirming Next Level Games' involvement after Luigi's Mansion 3 was revealed in 2018, but during a Treehouse Live segment at E3 2019, Next Level Games was confirmed as the main development team.

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Mario Maker 2 To Be Updated for Online Friend Multiplayer Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 12:54 pm PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Nintendo Treehouse Live

Nintendo will let you play online with your friends at some point.

Super Mario Maker 2 will be updated post-launch to add support for online multiplayer with friends according to a Nintendo Treehouse representative at Nintendo's E3 2019 Treehouse Live stream.

The issue became known following our own reporting after a Mario Maker 2 press event in May. While Super... Read more...

More Smash Bros. Amiibo Revealed and Dated WiiUSwitch

by Justin Berube - 12:23 pm PDT
Total comments: 2

Are you still trying to complete your Smash set?

Snake, Squirtle, and Ivysaur Super Smash Bros. series Amiibo are scheduled to hit retailers on September 20th. Following shortly after, Chrom, Incineroar, and Simon will land in November. And finally, Dark Samus and Richter will arrive in 2020.

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Nintendo Details Chamber Dungeon, Amiibo Support in Zelda: Link's Awakening Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 11:30 am PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo Treehouse Live

Eiju Aonuma and the Nintendo Treehouse showed off the new mode and also confirmed the Color Dungeon will return.

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening on Nintendo Switch will be more than a straight remake of the Game Boy classic.

First off, the Color Dungeon from the Game Boy Color port is returning in the Switch version. Second, one of the big new additions is Chamber Dungeons, which are accessed through a building in Tal Tal Heights, replacing the Camera Hut.

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The 40 Games in Nintendo's Switch E3 2019 Software Video Roundup Switch

by Carmine Red - 11:22 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

Among the 40 games crammed into Nintendo's 5 minute video montage are Panzer Dragoon, Alien Isolation, and The Witcher III: Wildhunt.

It can be hard to track every single game and date and reveal when Nintendo makes one of their rapid fire game montage reels, so we did it for you!

Find below the listing of games that appeared in Nintendo's Switch - E3 2019 lineup video, which includes everything from indie titles to tentpole... Read more...

Daemon X Machina Launching September 13 Switch

by Carmine Red - 10:20 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

Last year's E3 reveal is this September's noted mecha action title.

Nintendo announced that Daemon X Machina will be launching on September 13 of this year during their E3 2019 Direct presentation. The trailer announcing the date showed off new footage of the mecha action game, including plenty of footage of the human pilots, menacing flying drones, on-foot gameplay, aerial combat, and plenty of frenzied mecha combat interspersed with explosions.

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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Gets DLC With Fantastic Four, X-Men Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 10:11 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo Direct

The Expansion Pass will give you some fantastic and uncanny content as well as some Marvel Knights love.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 popped up at E3 2019 to show off its Expansion Pass, which will include forthcoming DLC packs with Fantastic Four, X-Men, and Marvel Knights content.

The game, which will be playable at E3 and in select Best Buys this week, is due out on July 19 and follows Marvel heroes as they square off with Thanos and the Black Order to fight for the Infinity Stones.

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More Cinematic Scenes from Fire Emblem on Switch Switch

by David Lloyd - 10:08 am PDT
Total comments: 3

Fans of anime have a good reason to get excited.

During the Nintendo E3 Direct, more footage of Fire Emblem: Three Houses was shown featuring some pretty heavy anime. As a professor, players will choose which student to take under their wing with the choice determining which house of the Officers Academy you'll align with. For the first time in... Read more...

Astral Chain Launching August 30 Switch

by Carmine Red - 10:03 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo Direct

We're warned that the power that lets humans neurologically synchronize with their chimaera enemies could be a curse instead of a blessing.

Astral Chain will be launching on August 30 this year. Nintendo aired a new release date trailer at their E3 2019 Direct presentation, where we discover that the world is under attack from the chimaera's dimension, and at this dark point in history they've finally developed a way to "neurologically... Read more...

Spyro Reignited Trilogy Sees Switch in September Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 10:00 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Activision

Finally, we can relive our purple dinosaur memories on the go.

Spyro Reignited Trilogy is at long last coming to Nintendo Switch on September 3.

The set includes: Spyro the Dragon (1998), Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage (1999), and Spyro: Year of the Dragon (2000). Retailing for $39.99, the port to Switch is handled by the original developer of the remastered trio... Read more...

Banjo-Kazooie are Coming to Smash Bros. Switch

by James Jones - 9:56 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Nintendo Direct

The Bird and Bear are raring to go this fall!

During today's Nintendo Direct, it was revealed that Banjo and Kazooie are the third DLC character coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The Bear and Bird duo were icons of the Nintendo 64 era, appearing in two of Rare's most beloved offerings during that time.

The DLC stage appeared to take... Read more...

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Delayed to March 2020 Switch

by Carmine Red - 9:46 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo Direct

Make your own paths, use new tools, lay down outdoor furniture, and get abandoned on a deserted island!

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been delayed to March 2020. That may or may not have to do something with Nook apparently depositing players on a deserted island to start the game as seen on Nintendo's E3 2019 Direct.

The hook involves getting an invite to the Nook Inc. Deserted Island Getaway... Read more...

Sequel to Zelda: Breath of the Wild Is in Development Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 9:46 am PDT
Total comments: 15

A brief teaser trailer showcases the sequel to the Switch launch game.

A sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is in development.

No date or estimated release window was given, but safe to say it is a ways off. The trailer showed Link and Zelda exploring a dungeon where a skeleton started to come to life.

The Hyrule from Breath of the Wild was shown, but it appears to be getting torn apart by this revived skeleton and the mysterious mist oozing around him.

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