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August 15, 2022

Nintendo Downloads - August 18, 2022 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:00 am EDT
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Given that Donald can't enjoy cake today, at least Kirby will be able to later this week.

Things we missed last week: Taito's Gun & Frontier in the Archives.

Although Kirby's latest multiplayer romp - Kirby's Dream Buffet - is the game of the week, this vacation week for me (because screw working on your birthday) is tracking to be a busy one. Sega's Two Point Campus is finally... Read more...

August 12, 2022

THQ Nordic Summer Showcase Shows Six Switch Games Switch

by Donald Theriault - 4:00 pm EDT
Total comments: 4 Source: THQ Nordic

Half announced, half not (BAY BAY)

THQ Nordic aired a showcase today which featured a half-dozen game updates for Switch.

New footage for the recently-confirmed AEW Fight Forever was shown, confirming the existence of minigames (including a baseball themed one) as well as intergender matches via an ingame match between former AEW Women's Champion Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D and her occasional tag team partner Adam Cole. The game was still teased as "coming soon".

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August 11, 2022

UPDATED: Kirby's Dream Buffet Opens For Business August 17 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:23 am EDT
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"Is this truly the face of a creature who has had 'all they can eat', ladies and gentlemen of the jury?"

Kirby's buffet of dreams appears to be opening soon - at least in Japan.

Nintendo has confirmed an August 17 (Wednesday) release for the Japanese version of Kirby's Dream Buffet, the multiplayer action game revealed last month. Nintendo of America later confirmed the date was for a worldwide release and released the overview trailer below.

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August 10, 2022

Splatoon Website Confirms Splatoon 3 Save Structure, Bonuses For Splatoon 2 Save Switch

by Donald Theriault - 2:57 pm EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

No more losing everything because of a bricking.

The Splatoon website has confirmed a couple of details regarding save data handling in Splatoon 3, as well as provided an incentive to boot the original up again.

After Splatoon 2 saves infamously could not be backed up to the cloud backup provided in Nintendo Switch Online, Splatoon 3 will support... Read more...

Diofield Chronicle Demo Now Available Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:12 am EDT
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If you need a break from a massive RPG, may we suggest a strategic palette cleanser?

Square Enix is getting out in front of their other strategy RPG coming out on Switch before the end of the year after announcing the Tactics Ogre remake last week.

A demo for The DioField Chronicle is now available on the eShop ahead of the full game's release on September 22. As with other recent demos, it covers the game's first chapter and the save data will carry over in the event of a purchase.

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Splatoon 3 Direct Recap Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:49 am EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

This is what you brought, Chaos lovers.

More information for Splatoon 3 was shown in today's Direct, including a first free opportunity to dive in and splat.

As part of the introduction, the new presenting band "Deep Cut" - made up of a trio named Shiver, Frye, and Big Man - announced a pre-launch Splatfest demo will run on August 27... Read more...

August 9, 2022

First Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Update Launching Soon, More Details Announced Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:29 am EDT
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"So Seething Bazelgeuse, what brings you to Elgado?" "I'm coming to drop the bombs."

The first post-Sunbreak update for Monster Hunter Rise will be out very soon, and has some more new monsters.

The version 11 update will be out on August 10 - depending on time zone, this may be as soon as tonight - and will include four new monsters. In addition to the previously announced variants... Read more...

Turnip Boy Publisher Announces September Release For New Game Restless Soul Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:00 am EDT
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After taxes, they'll take on the other inevitability.

The publishers of Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion have decided to tackle death with their next Switch release.

Graffiti Games have announced that indie adventure Restless Soul will come to Switch on September 1. Developed by new developer Fuz Games, it stars a soul newly arrived in the afterlife that has some unfinished business in the ethereal realm.

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August 8, 2022

Splatoon 3 Direct To Air Wednesday Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:05 am EDT
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With a month until launch day, it's time for some more fresh information.

More details about Splatoon 3 are about to spawn.

A dedicated Splatoon 3 Direct will air on Wednesday (August 10) at 9 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. PT / 1500 CET. It will run for approximately 30 minutes.

Although prior Directs have included large Splatoon 3 sections, this is the first time the game has gotten a dedicated show.

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Nintendo Downloads - August 11, 2022 Switch

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

"Minus an M, this Jordanian capital was once referred to as a miserable little pile of secrets." "What is Amman?"

Things we missed last week: Dig Dug (the OG) joined the Archives, and another NeoGeo Pocket Color game dropped in Mega Man: Battle & Fighters which is essentially the Mega Man 2D fighters made portable.

I didn't think this week would be all that busy, but I also thought that about last week... Read more...

August 4, 2022

Tactics Ogre: Reborn Announced For Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:18 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Square Enix

I guess you could call this a concentric remake.

One of the worst kept secrets in the industry has finally been made official by Square Enix.

After multiple trademark filings and a listing on the PlayStation store, SE has announced Tactics Ogre: Reborn - a remake of 2010's Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, itself a remake of the 1995 Super Famicom RPG later released on the original PlayStation in North America - will release on November 11, 2022 on Switch.

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August 3, 2022

All Elite Wrestling Licensed Game Coming To Switch, Published By THQ Nordic Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:48 am EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: THQ Nordic

Another game that will feature Jokers, just not the kind you're used to.

The first licensed professional wrestling game on Switch since 2017 has been announced.

A long-discussed game based on the new All Elite Wrestling (AEW) promotion, known as AEW Fight Forever has finally revealed its platforms which include Switch. No release date was given for the game, but the... Read more...

Pokemon Presents Unveils More Scarlet And Violet Details MobiSwitch

by Donald Theriault - 9:33 am EDT
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How crystalline will Cryogonal get now?

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet have revealed new Pokemon, variants, and a new battle element along with returning Sword and Shield features in the latest Pokemon Presents.

The new region, dubbed "Paldea" will be themed around a term at a Pokemon school with three elements of "independent study": one... Read more...

Nintendo Releases Financial Results For First Quarter Of 2022 Fiscal Year Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:51 am EDT
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Considering gas is $7.30 a gallon if the News Editor had a car, is it any wonder North America is down?

The publicly-traded Nintendo released their official financial results for the April to June quarter a few hours ago (the first quarter of the company's fiscal year), with recession fears causing another company to report lower than the same time last year.

All financial indicators reported in yen, a rate of 133.103 yen to 1 US$ is used for comparison only.

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August 1, 2022

Tetris 99 Second Chance Cup To Begin Friday Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:59 pm EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

In case you missed it - and there's probably one you did.

A second chance for some Tetris 99 themes is being offered starting on Friday.

Nintendo have announced a "Second Chance Maximus Cup" will begin on Friday and run for six days, offering a different Tetris 99 theme each day. Each theme will cost 10 points - earned with a single top 50 finish in the mode.

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Pokemon Presents Video To Air Wednesday Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:12 am EDT
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Seriously though, how do you top Lechonk?

The next Pokemon presentation is a couple of days away.

A Pokemon Presents will air on Wednesday (August 3) at 9 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. PT / 1500 CET. No length has been given for the presentation, though it promises updates on "Pokemon apps and video games, including Pokemon Scarlet and Violet".

This will be the first new official information on Scarlet and Violet in roughly two months.

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Nintendo Downloads - August 4, 2022 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:00 am EDT
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It's a quiet week, unless you're into narrative adventures.

Things we missed last week: Roller Jammer is the Archives title.

It's not too busy a week - which after last week's 85 hours of JRPG is good for my free time if nothing else - though there are a few titles worth looking into. Frogun (which is also getting a Limited Run physical release) represents... Read more...

July 28, 2022

Steve And Alex Smash Amiibo Announced For September 9 Launch SwitchWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 9:28 pm EDT
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Nobody tell Marik that he's not going to have a monopoly on an army of Steves.

After an unexpected delay, we finally have a launch date for the delayed Steve and Alex Amiibo in the Smash line.

The blocky duo will launch on September 9 - the same day as Splatoon 3's launch. The two base characters were originally slated to launch alongside the Min-Min Amiibo (the first DLC of Smash Ultimate's second Fighters Pass) but was delayed for unannounced reasons.

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Second Wave Of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pack Announced, Includes Brand-New Track MobiSwitch

by Donald Theriault - 9:14 am EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

Just don't crash into the Opera House, will you?

The second DLC wave for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is about to take the green flag.

Launching on August 4, the pack will include a brand new course for the series - Sky-High Sundae - that will be added to Mario Kart Tour later. It will be joined in a "Turnip Cup" by Mario Circuit 3 (Super Mario Kart), Kalimari Desert (Mario Kart 64), and Sydney Sprint (Mario Kart Tour).

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July 25, 2022

Nintendo Downloads - July 28, 2022 Switch3DS

by Donald Theriault - 8:00 am EDT
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The only store we ever ran sold branded merch as opposed to, y'know, copies of games we reviewed.

Things we missed last week: Redout 2 (racing sequel) and Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II (multiplayer RPG) dropped, and the Archives title was Taito's Chack'n Pop.

There's one game most people will really be feeling this week, as Xenoblade Chronicles 3 does a chain attack on your free time. However,... Read more...

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