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May 30, 2020

Rumor: Potential Release Window for Pokemon's The Isle of Armor DLC RumorSwitch

by Brett Posner-Ferdman - 2:15 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Pokemon Company Japan

The first wave of Sword and Shield DLC may be launching sooner than you thought

It's been over two months since we have last heard any new details regarding The Isle of Armor, the first DLC pack of the Pokemon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass. Originally revealed back in January, The Isle of Armor would launch this June and would focus upon the new legendary Pokemon, Urshifu.... Read more...

May 29, 2020

Summer in Mara Crafts a June Release Date Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 3:35 pm EDT
Total comments: 1

Technically, it's still out in the previously announced window of spring 2020.

The chill farming sim Summer in Mara is coming to Switch on June 16.

After being showcased in Nintendo's Indie World presentation in March, Summer in Mara from developer Chibig is ready for launch. The single-player adventure stars Koa, a girl who must tend to an island and explore the ocean. The land of Mara is a set of more than 20 islands that combine gameplay elements such as farming, crafting, and exploration.

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Upcoming DLC for Minecraft Dungeons Detailed Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 3:22 pm EDT
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Two DLC packs are coming soon while cross-platform play and more free content is on the way.

The first two Minecraft Dungeons DLC packs were officially announced by Mojang, with the first pack coming in July 2020.

That first pack is called Jungle Awakens and includes three new missions as well as a variety of new gear and enemy types. The second pack, set for release later in the year, is called the Creeping Winter. No further details were given regarding Creeping Winter.

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May 28, 2020

Crystal Chronicles Remaster Experiences August 27 Release Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:14 pm EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: SquareEnix

There's a hole in my bucket dear Liza, dear Liza...

Seemingly the last post-SNES Final Fantasy to be remastered finally has a release date for Switch.

Square Enix have confirmed August 27 as the worldwide launch date for Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered. No word has been given regarding a physical Switch release for North America or Europe, though one will be available in Japan.

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May 27, 2020

Jenna Coleman Reprising Role Of Meila In Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:00 am EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

Her career took off in the last few years, but she has returned for the epilogue.

The entire voice cast of Xenoblade Chronicles is returning for this week's Definitive Edition, including one actress who became a major star in the following years.

Jenna Coleman, who provided the voice of Princess Meila in the Nintendo of Europe-helmed dub of the original Xenoblade Chronicles, has been confirmed by the game's credits to be returning for the Definitive Edition; this includes new lines for the Future Connected epilogue.

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May 26, 2020

Adventure Platformer Hoa Announced For Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:24 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Skrollcat Studios

Chill out in a world that can safely be called "Ghibli-esque".

Switch owners looking to blow off stress later in the year will be able to explore a land of mystery and wonder.

Hoa was announced today as due for Switch release in "late 2020", according to developer Skrollcat Studios. The title character Hoa is trying to return to her homeland, but must explore a calm and magical world to get there.

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Samurai Shodown Collection Launching July 28; Includes Unreleased Game Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:14 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: SNK

A true shocase of Shodown.

Originally expected to launch last fall, the Samurai Shodown collection for Switch is but a couple of months out.

The collection of fighters, officially known as the Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection, will hit Switch on July 28 with a MSRP of US$39.99. A retail version will be available in addition to the digital release.

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May 25, 2020

Nintendo Downloads - May 28, 2020 Switch

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

Really not feeling the reluctance to reveal pricing this week.

Yo yo yo, pop a microSD card and clear your calendars it's REYN TIME* this week with the release of Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition. Adding a 10-15 hour prologue seems kind of counter-productive, but what do I know. I do know, however, that 2K is dropping six separate releases on the eShop this week, and we only know the price for one of them as of Monday. Joy.

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May 22, 2020

Tricky Towers To Receive a Limited Collector's Edition

by Willem Hilhorst - 10:24 am EDT
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There won't be towers of this copy available.

Super Rare Games is back at it again. The company produces limited physical editions of some of the best indie games you can find in the Nintendo eShop. Previously they've released physical copies of titles like Little Inferno, Octahedron and Snake Pass. Their newest release, which will be available to order starting on May 28th, is the clever multiplayer physics-based tower builder Tricky Towers.

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Nintendo Sales Panic: April 2020 US NPD Group Results Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:53 am EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: NPD Group

These sales are sick.

April's sales in the US have continued to make bell-fueled history, according to today's sales survey from the NPD Group.

All figures based on dollar sales from April 5 - May 3, unless otherwise noted.

The Switch maintained its position as the top selling console in April, and total console... Read more...

May 21, 2020

Nintendo Downloads - May 21, 2020 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:00 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Because our hearts beat as one.

All right y'all, unite up. We got some downloads to go through, starting with the big game of the week: The Wonderful 101 Remastered. It's actually a Kickstarter success story in that they managed to go from campaign start to out in three months (even if the game was like, 99% done), but the comparisons to last year's Astral Chain suddenly make a lot of sense.

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Previously VR Exclusive Five Nights At Freddy's: Help Wanted Now Available On Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:00 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Steel Wool Studios

The culmination title doesn't come cheap.

Five Nights At Freddy's has dropped a brand new Switch release today.

The immensely popular horror franchise has launched Five Nights At Freddy's: Help Wanted on the eShop today. Previously a VR focused experience, Help Wanted retails for US$29.99/€29.99/£24.99 and will feature scenes from the first five FNAF games.

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Journey To The Savage Planet Begins Today On Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:07 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: 505 Games

This space adventure is definitely not for the faint of heart.

505 Games has shadow-dropped a new game from their library on Switch today.

Journey to the Savage Planet is now live in the European eShop, with a North American release to follow before the end of the day today. The Typhoon Games-developed first person adventure game will be $29.99 US/Euro.

A... Read more...

May 20, 2020

"New Game Plus" Stream Event To Air June 23

by Donald Theriault - 6:27 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: New Game Plus Expo

The author already has a considerable list of requests and expects maybe one of them to be filled.

Some of the Switch's most commonly appearing third parties will be throwing a big event in late June.

Thirteen companies, mostly with an Eastern focus, will be a part of the New Game Plus expo, airing Tuesday June 23 beginning at 11 am ET. A presentation will run for the first hour, followed by demos and "last looks" running until 7 pm ET.

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LEGO Mario Set Adds Power-Up Outfits For Mario

by Donald Theriault - 7:31 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: LEGO

Flying, yes. Squirrel based, no.

It won't just be regular Super Mario in this summer's LEGO set, unless you want it to.

LEGO and Nintendo have announced a series of "Power Up Packs" that will allow for the replacing of the classic Mario outfit with four power-up based designs. The packs will be available for Fire, Propeller, Builder, and Cat Mario.

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Moonlighter Expansion "Between Dimensions" Dropping May 29 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:00 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Digital Sun

Retail workers will probably hate one of the free features.

Moonlighter's biggest expansion yet is coming at the end of next week.

The "Between Dimensions" expansion will come to Switch on May 29, 2020 for US$6.99 or equivalent. The corresponding update will include free updates for all owners including new thieves, an indecisive customer, and an annoying bird.

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May 14, 2020

New Additions To NES And SNES Online Libraries Announced Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 6:22 pm EDT
Total comments: 10 Source: Nintendo

Rygar! Panel de Pon! Exclamation points!

The NES and SNES libraries for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers will be expanding again on May 20.

Tecmo's 1987 action game Rygar will be the NES release for this update. The SNES library will add three games: Operation Logic Bomb, a 1993 overhead shooter from Jaleco which is also a sequel to... Read more...

Nintendo Downloads - May 14, 2020 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:05 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Please blame the following for the late posting: The PGA Tour, 2K, Nintendo, Bethesda, and my IRL employer.

This week's big, BIG release is the creation of the Garreg Mach Knights in Super Mega Baseball 3, a game that might win this site's GotY by default when I stage a bloodless coup. (Though Neal might back me up on this, based on his review.) Other big things this week: the shock shadowdrop of Elder... Read more...

The Elder Scrolls Blades Now Live For Download Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:13 am EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo eShop

Including transactions both micro and macro.

Bethesda has rolled a stealth check for their release of the Elder Scrolls: Blades.

The free-to-play rendition of the Elder Scrolls series is now live on the Switch eShop. A free download, there is a "Starter Pack" with a weapon, armor, and money for US$14.99 or money purchase transactions that range up to US$99.99.

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Paper Mario Unfolding On Switch: The Origami King Arrives July 17 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:11 am EDT
Total comments: 17 Source: Nintendo

So that's what Intelligent Systems was up to...

The newest adventure of Paper Mario is just a couple of months away.

Paper Mario: The Origami King has been announced for a July 17 release, for US$59.99 or equivalent: it can be preloaded now. The evil Origami King has taken Princess Peach's castle, and Mario must seek the help of allies old (Bowser) and new to save the princess.

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