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December 7, 2023

Announcements From 2023 "Game Awards" Switch

by Donald Theriault - 11:03 pm EST
Total comments: 1

Or to be more accurate, Blood and Guts.

All of the Switch related announcements from tonight's Game Awards presentation:

The Switch version of free to play life sim Palia will launch next Thursday (December 14) Two of the bigger eShop titles of the year will cross over as Dave the Diver will add a crossover DLC based on Dredge next Friday... Read more...

Nintendo Switch Online N64 Library Adds 1080 Snowboarding, Harvest Moon 64, And Jet Force Gemini For West Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 8:08 pm EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

John is immediately checking for fixed widescreen on JFG.

For the first time since Mario Parties, multiple games have been added to the Switch Nintendo 64 libraries.

In addition to the Western launch of Jet Force Gemini, both Japan and the Western libraries have added 1080 Snowboarding and Harvest Moon 64. 1080 Snowboarding (1998) was the last game promised... Read more...

Final Details For Pokemon Scarlet And Violet Indigo Disk Story Announced Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:14 am EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: The Pokemon Company

Official confirmation that yes, this IS a Pokemon Colosseum reference.

Final details have emerged ahead of next week's Indigo Disk portion of the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet DLC.

The new trailer includes confirmation that as with the second Pokemon Sword and Shield DLC, older legendary Pokemon (including Rayquaza, Kubfu, and the original legendary bird trio) will be... Read more...

Nintendo Live Tokyo Event Postponed Due To Threats Against Organizers And Spectators Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:14 am EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo (JP language), The Famicast (translation)

Question for the responsible parties: What in Naga's name is your major malfunction?

If you were planning to try and get into the Nintendo Live event in Tokyo next month, we hope the travel expenses are refundable as the event has been postponed.

The event's webpage and a press release obtained by friends of the site The Famicast have confirmed that the event slated for January... Read more...

December 6, 2023

Last Super Smash Bros Ultimate Amiibo Launches February 16, Anniversary Spirit Event Announced SwitchWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 10:04 pm EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

And the last relevant Amiibo overall is January 19, as a reminder.

Noah and Mio will end up being the penultimate set of Amiibo for now.

Sora - the last Amiibo in the Super Smash Bros Ultimate family - has been confirmed for a release on February 16, 2024. The release will coincide with the launch of the Mario vs Donkey Kong Switch remake.

The #SmashBros #amiibo of Sora will be released on 2/16/2024! #KingdomHearts pic.twitter.com/y3zdbaLplz


December 4, 2023

Nintendo Downloads - December 7, 2023 Switch

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

We could explore the known and unknown galaxies, or hope for someone to rip a mask off and yell Baba Booey into a live mic. I know what I'm stuck doing Thursday night.

Things we missed last week: Taito's Scramble Formation, shooter-vania Tevi (Jordan's review), a late release of Zach GOTY 2000 Turok 3, and in what can only be described as a miracle on the level of Doom Eternal running well on Switch... Trip World DX FINALLY came out in North America and Japan.

A...

December 1, 2023

Jet Force Gemini Widescreen Mode is Broken on Switch Mobi

by John Rairdin - 3:38 pm EST
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You can only future proof your game so long as the future is paying attention.

Jet Force Gemini is available on Nintendo Switch right now via the Japanese NSO app (the new 18+ one). However this release does have a very obvious bug that's a huge disappointment, especially in handheld mode. Jet Force Gemini was one of several Rare games of the era to support a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio. Goldeneye 007 offered this same feature, and the Switch release took advantage of this, making it the default display mode.


November 27, 2023

Nintendo Downloads - November 30, 2023 SwitchMobi

by Donald Theriault - 8:00 am EST
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

I wonder if something would have been done about the eShop if instead of women and POC the developers harmed by the flood were rich old white guys. (APPLAUD NOW)

Things we missed last week: Warp and Warp in the Archives, and in light of its Japanese launch this week Snakebird Complete is actually a cool looking puzzle game. (Disclosure: NWR contributor Syrenne McNulty was a producer on the game.)

You know, with single-digit surprise appearances and a light... Read more...

November 21, 2023

Jet Force Gemini Coming To N64 Switch Online Library In December Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 9:11 pm EST
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

One less reason to boot up Rare Replay.

It turns out Banjo and James Bond aren't the only Rare heroes coming to the Switch Online Expansion Pack's N64 library.

After a trailer was posted on Nintendo's Japanese-language YouTube announcing the release of Goldeneye and 1999's Jet Force Gemini in the region on November 30, Nintendo of America later confirmed that Jet Force Gemini would come to North America in "December" (as Goldeneye was added in January).


November 20, 2023

Nintendo Cyber Deals Sale Underway For Black Friday

by Donald Theriault - 12:24 pm EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

And Cyber Monday, can't forget the end of the Turkey Five.

As threatened, Nintendo have unleashed the Cyber Deals portion of their holiday sales promotion.

Running until December 4 at 2:59 a.m. ET, the deals mostly mirror the physical Black Friday deals above, but with a few differences.

First Party

33% off Super Mario Odyssey, Yoshi's Crafted World,...

Nintendo Downloads - November 23, 2023 Switch

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

Breaking news from the United Kingdom at this hour: Generalissima Elizabeth Windsor is still dead.

Things we missed last week: In addition to the four shadowdrops from the Indie World (Backpack Hero, Enjoy the Diner, Howl, and Passpartout 2: The Lost Artist), the ridiculous and the sublime of the fighting genre also appeared with Taito's Dinorex (Archives) and SNK's King of Fighters XIII: Global Match.


November 16, 2023

Video Game Memoir A Game In The Life Now Available Site News

by Jordan Rudek - 9:00 am EST
Total comments: 1

NWR Reviews Editor's debut book releases today.

Jordan Rudek has spent the last three years working on his first book, A Game In The Life: A Personal Journey Through Timeless Video Games. After many hours of editing, polishing, and reworking, the book is finally releasing today, November 16. It's currently available as an eBook, but a physical version is in the works as well. The snazzy cover was done by none other than Site Director John Rairdin and his wife Kaytee.


November 14, 2023

Roundup: Indie World Showcase 11/14/2023 Switch

by John Rairdin - 2:30 pm EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

It's like reading the showcase but faster.

If you missed today's Indie World Showcase, here is everything that was revealed in a quick roundup.

Shantae Advance: Risky Revolution- 2024 - Long lost follow up to the original Shantae releasing after twenty years. Completed by its original developers

Outer Wilds: Archaeologist Edition - December 7, 2023 - Open-world, time looping, space adventure.


Outer Wilds Gets Switch Release Date Switch

by John Rairdin - 12:35 pm EST
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

A long overdue arrival.

Having been announced way back in February 2021, the Switch port of Outer Wilds finally has a release date on Switch. The critically acclaimed indie title will launch on Switch on December 7, 2024. The Switch release will also include the Echoes of the Eye expansion. A physical version was also announced 2024. No specific date was given on the physical version.


November 13, 2023

Indie World To Air November 14

by Donald Theriault - 9:23 am EST
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

Let's see if a Nintendo video bump gets you over the gobs of crapware on the eShop every week.

The second Indie World of the year is about a day out.

Nintendo have confirmed the show will run tomorrow at noon ET / 9 a.m. PT / 1700 CET, and will air for "roughly 20 minutes". It will cover both new announcements and updates on existing titles.

The last Indie World aired in April and gave dates to Oxenfree II: Lost Signals and Mineko's Night Market among others.


Nintendo Downloads - November 16, 2023 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:00 am EST
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

In honour of this week's big two releases, I wished upon a star that someone would steal Joanne's heart only to discover she ain't got one.

Things we missed last week: A really busy week on that front with the headliners being Risk of Rain Returns (remaster of the strategy hit) and Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2, plus Konami's early brawler Shao-lin's Road as the Archives release.

There are of course, two major things that are not only... Read more...

November 7, 2023

Nintendo Investor Presentation News: Super Mario Bros. Wonder Sales, Mario Movie Attendance, Switch Software SwitchMobi

by Donald Theriault - 9:22 pm EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo (PDF link)

Wonder didn't come out as hard as Tears, but the holiday bump means we could have a new fiscal opening quarter champ.

Nintendo is holding an investor meeting tonight following their second quarter results, and some items have emerged from the meeting notes:

Super Mario Bros. Wonder is the fastest selling Super Mario game in this century (or as long as Nintendo has tracked sell-through); through its first two weeks... Read more...

Nintendo Announces Development Of Live-Action Zelda Movie

by Donald Theriault - 5:40 pm EST
Total comments: 8 Source: Nintendo

How many April Fools jokes just came true?

Nintendo's second film project is leaving animation and Mario behind.

A release on the company's investor relations page has announced that development has begun on a live-action film based on The Legend of Zelda franchise. Shigeru Miyamoto will be a producer on the film alongside Avi Arad, who... Read more...

Nintendo Announces Financial Results For Fiscal Second Quarter Of 2023, Increases Expectations Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:30 am EST
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

This despite a Wii U-esque quarter on the release front.

Nintendo released their fiscal results for the second quarter of 2023-24 fiscal year today, and despite a low quarter in terms of output changes in the yen have caused their financial predictions for the year to go up.

All monetary figures quoted in yen, with a comparison based on current market rate of US$1 = ¥150.58 provided for clarification only.


November 6, 2023

Super Mario RPG Remake To Get Tetris 99 Theme This Weekend Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:33 pm EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Probably the last one of the year for the other Nintendo 99.

About the only puzzle not represented in the original Super Mario RPG was Tetris, and now Nintendo is taking steps to rectify that.

Super Mario RPG will be the theme for the 36th running of the Tetris 99 Maximus Cup, which will run from 2 a.m. EST Friday to 1:59 a.m. next Tuesday. As with other cups, earning 100 "points" via placement in 99 matches will unlock the theme.



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