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April 16, 2021

Yu-Gi-Oh! Amiibo Cards to be Released in Japan Alongside New Rush Duel Title Switch3DS

by Willem Hilhorst - 12:41 pm EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: SiliconEra, Yu-Gi-Oh! Organization

Someone please hide my wallet

Konami announced today that it will release Yu-Gi-Oh Rush Duel: Saikyou Battle Royale!! (say that three times fast) in Japan on August 12, 2021. This game will be based on a format of the trading card game that has not been released outside of Japan yet called Rush Duels. These cards are similar to... Read more...

Nintendo Sales Panic: March 2021 US NPD Group Results Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:24 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: NPD Group

The first quarter brought in a lot of zenny.

In a longer sales period, the Switch and third party releases were the big winners in the latest NPD Group survey.

All data is based on dollar sales from February 28 - April 3 unless noted, and includes digital sales for all but Nintendo and Sega/Atlus.

The Switch's best-selling system streak... Read more...

April 15, 2021

Sky: Children of the Light Soars onto Switch this Summer

by Jordan Rudek - 1:24 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: thatgamecompany

The free-to-start "social adventure" game arrives in June.

Originally debuting on the Apple AppStore before also coming to Google Play, Sky: Children of the Light is coming to Switch this June. Developed by thatgamecompany, whose previous works include Journey, Flower, and Flow, their latest title will bring cross-play between mobile and console, with more details coming ahead of launch.

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Skate City Grinds Onto Switch This May Switch

by John Rairdin - 12:46 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Snowman

Apple Arcade exclusive makes the jump to Switch!

2.5D skateboarding game, Skate City will arrive on Switch (and other major platforms) on May 6. Skate City is the most recent title to leave Apple Arcade exclusivity.

Originally released on Apple Arcade at the end of 2019, Skate City has received positive reviews. Skate City features three playable... Read more...

April 14, 2021

Bullet Hell And RPG Hybrid Archvale Blasting Onto Switch In Summer Switch

by Donald Theriault - 1:20 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Humble Games

If you get one level for a bullet this is going to get Disgaea pretty quickly.

Humble Games will be publishing a unique mix of genres on Switch this summer.

Archvale is a combination of overhead bullet hell shooter and RPG that will release on Switch in the next few months. A trailer for the game is available here:

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Oxenfree II Headlines First Indie World Of 2021

by Donald Theriault - 1:05 pm EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

Or should we say OlliOlli Oxenfree?

A full slate of upcoming Switch titles were revealed in today's first Indie World showcase. Aside from the games that are out today, companies big and small showed games headed to Switch over the next year.

Aerial_Knight's Never Yield is a music-based runner featuring an international soundtrack and... Read more...

Fez Among Indie World Shadow Drops

by Donald Theriault - 12:30 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Try not to spoil the surprises for yourself.

As is tradition, today's Indie World show announced a group of games that will be available later today.

The most famous of the three is FEZ, originally released in April 2012 on Xbox 360 and coming later today to Switch. The perspective-flipping puzzle platformer was known for its many mysteries that in some cases took several years to solve.

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Picross S6 Heading to Switch in Late April Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 11:00 am EDT
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Also a quick update on Picross S: Mega Drive & Mark III Edition.

Picross S6 is coming to the Nintendo Switch worldwide on April 22. The new release features 485 puzzles across different modes, including standard Picross, Mega Picross, and Color Picross. If you have play data from Picross S, S2, or S3, you can also unlock large extra puzzles.

Developer Jupiter... Read more...

April 13, 2021

Blizzard Arcade Collection Adds New Games And Features In Update Switch

by Donald Theriault - 3:56 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Activision

The collection got 66% bigger.

The Blizzard Arcade Collection has added new games for free along with some new items for the existing games.

Added as brand new games are The Lost Vikings 2 (1997), aka "Lost Vikings 2: Norse by Norsewest" and a sequel to the original puzzle platformer that offers new abilities and two new characters, and RPM Racing (1991) which was claimed to be the first US-developed game for the Super NES.

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First Indie World Of 2021 Airing April 14

by Donald Theriault - 12:07 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

This week was way too quiet to begin with.

Nintendo will be declaring a host of independents tomorrow.

2021's first Indie World presentation will begin at noon Eastern time, 9 a.m. Pacific, and 1800 CET. The presentation will run for roughly 20 minutes.

Prior years have seen the first Indie World / Nindie Showcase air in March around... Read more...

New Color Of Switch Lite Launching May 21 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:19 am EDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Nintendo

The Happy-Happy edition.

The annual new look for the Switch Lite is coming the same day as Miitopia for North America.

Nintendo of America have revealed a new darker blue Switch Lite for release on May 21. It will be priced the same as a standard Switch Lite ($199.99 US/$269.99 Canadian).

Europe will actually get the system two weeks earlier on May 7.

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April 12, 2021

Nintendo Downloads - April 15, 2021 Switch

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

I think we're forgetting just how many hours of NIS America games are hitting this month.

In a week that... really, almost has the feeling of a shadowdrop festival... the big titles of the week are NIS America's shooter (???) Poison Control, as the RPG specialists diverge from their wheelhouse. And that's interesting in light of the other major release this week (surprisingly not coming... Read more...

April 9, 2021

NEO: The World Ends With You Receives New Trailer and Release Date DSSwitch

by Willem Hilhorst - 3:36 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Square Enix

Meet the Wicked Twisters

Square Enix announced today that NEO: The World Ends With You, the sequel to the beloved Nintendo DS cult classic, will be releasing on the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 on July 27th 2021. The game will also see a release on PC via the Epic Games Store. Accompanying this news a new trailer was shown that provides a look at the title's extensive voice cast and some new gameplay.

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April 8, 2021

Streets Of Rage 4 Receiving Major Update Later This Year Switch

by Donald Theriault - 3:43 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: DotEmu

And some paid DLC to go along with it.

More content is coming to Streets of Rage 4 later this year.

A major update is planned that will include a training mode, a new ultra-hard "Mania+" difficulty, and new color palettes for the playable characters plus support for the "Mr. X Nightmare" DLC. This DLC will include a Survival mode and three new playable characters.

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April 6, 2021

Nintendo Announces Pac-Man 99: Launching For Switch Online This Week Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:24 pm EDT
Total comments: 8 Source: Nintendo

Wakka wakka wakka with 98 other jerks.

It'll be just under a week before the battle royale classics resume - with something even older than Mario.

Nintendo have announced Pac-Man 99 will be available for play by Nintendo Switch Online members beginning on April 7 (tomorrow) at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT. The app is available to download now.

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Nintendo Among Backers Of Reformed E3 Show In Mid June 2021

by - 9:13 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: GamesIndustry.biz

Here's hoping they have better security this time.

E3 is returning after a year's absence with a new format, and Nintendo is one of the backers.

First reported by GamesIndustry.biz, the retooled E3 will be a digital only event running from June 12-15, 2021 (Saturday to Tuesday). Nintendo has been announced as attending along with Microsoft, Capcom, Konami, Take Two Interactive, Ubisoft, WB Games, and Koch Media.

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April 5, 2021

Platinum Introducing New Line Of Games With Sol Cresta Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:59 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: PlatinumGames

We had to confirm this wasn't an April Fools joke.

Platinum Games is going to attempt to bring classic arcade gameplay into the 2020s.

The company announced a new line of games called "Neo-Classic Arcade", and its first product will be Sol Cresta - due for release on Switch later this year. Sol will be the third title in the "Cresta" shooter series:... Read more...

Nintendo Downloads - April 8, 2021 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:01 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Look, there's two games for Donald this week... here's some money, go play a Star War. (RIP Jessica Walter)

It has been two weeks since something I will put an inordinate amount of time into has been released, and in fact there's a doubleheader this Friday. The adventures of Class VII wrap up once and for all in Trails of Cold Steel IV as NIS America kicks off a stupidly busy April, but since I still need... Read more...

April 1, 2021

Earth Defense Force: World Brothers Tags May 27 Release In North America Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:00 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: D3Publisher

The end of May starts to fill in with some interesting shooting action.

A shockingly popular Japanese series is about to make its western Switch debut.

Earth Defence Force: World Brothers, which launched in Japan at the tail end of last year, will come out in North America on May 27 via D3 Publisher. The localized version will feature an English dub and subtitles.

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Turnip Boy To Be Found Guilty Of Tax Evasion On April 22 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:00 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Graffiti Games

So one week after the US, but a few days before your humble News Editor's would be due.

There's no fooling the tax man, as Turnip Boy will find out in a few weeks.

Graffiti Games have announced their action adventure title Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion will come to Switch on April 22 for US$14.99 or regional equivalent. After racking up a somewhat large debt though means of questionable legality, the Turnip Boy must navigate a wild world in order to solve his debt issues.

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