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October 19, 2017

US Sales News: Switch Over 2 Million In First Six Months Of Sale Switch3DS

by Donald Theriault - 2:44 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

Let the speed comparisons commence.

Nintendo has released new sales data for the United States in September, and the Switch's supply problems appear to be over.

A press statement sent ahead of this weekend's public release from the NPD Group has confirmed the Switch has sold more than 2 million systems through September 30. For comparison,... Read more...

Some Additional Off-Screen DOOM on Nintendo Switch Gameplay Footage

by Neal Ronaghan and Jared Rosenberg - 9:23 am PDT
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Did you know DOOM on Switch has a motion controls setting? However, it does not provide gyro aiming.

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Nintendo Downloads - October 19, 2017 Switch3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:10 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

"I hate to go inside baseball, but cork, yarn and rubber." - Brandon McCarthy

Before we begin, I need to vent a spleen.

Sunday's episode of Radio Free Nintendo discussed the old Nintendo download press releases, back in the days when they were written with a sense of humour and actually attempted to describe each game. Now, the PR we get just before this article goes live... Read more...

October 18, 2017

Switch 4.0 Adds Video Capture, Profile Movement, And More Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:39 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

And the ever-important stability, can't forget that.

Switch system software 4.0 has now launched, bringing some new features to the console.

The new software has enabled the promised video capture functionality to the system, though currently it is only supported in four games (Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, ARMS, Splatoon 2). Recordings can be taken by holding down the capture button, and clips last for up to 30 seconds.

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October 17, 2017

Pokemon Ultra Sun And Ultra Moon To Feature Expanded Postgame, Previous Legendaries 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:41 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Famitsu, Siliconera

Ultra Space continues to contain more secrets.

This week's edition of Famitsu magazine has an extensive interview with Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon director Kazumasa Iwao.

Translated by Siliconera, the interview has confirmed that the Ultra Wormholes will also be used to capture legendary Pokémon of previous generations. Mewtwo was given... Read more...

Mario Party: The Top 100 Outlines Amiibo Support. 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:26 pm PDT
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"A curious game. It seems Luigi's only winning move is not to play."

Mario Party: The Top 100 will want you to invite some Amiibo to Minigame Island.

In a new trailer, it was revealed that the main Minigame Island mode will feature special "Amiibo spaces" that lead into the minigames. Tapping an Amiibo from the Super Mario series on the spaces will give 10 coins, which are converted to 1 Star for scoring purposes. Tapping an Amiibo when running out of lives can also give a one-time revival.

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Japanese Voice Pack Available For Fire Emblem Warriors 3DSSwitch

by Donald Theriault - 6:17 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

The launch trailer spills the beans.

The season pass won't be the only downloadable content for Fire Emblem Warriors.

A launch trailer for the game released by Nintendo today showed that a Japanese-language voice track will be a free downloadable option beginning on launch day. The notice appears alongside both the Switch and New 3DS versions of the game as well as the Chrom and Tiki Amiibo.

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BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Brawling Onto Switch Next Year Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:07 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Arc System Works

Holla holla!

The previously unidentified BlazBlue project for Switch has been revealed, and it's a killer crossover.

2018 release BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle has been revealed as coming to the Switch along with Steam and the PlayStation 4. It will be a 2v2 tag fighter featuring characters from the BlazBlue series... Read more...

Redbox Now Offering Nintendo Switch Games

by Kimberly Keller - 11:37 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Press Release

Want to try a game without the monetary commitment?

Redbox will now offer Nintendo Switch games for daily rental at select locations. Switch cartridges will match the current $3 rate of other console games.

The kiosks will stock Splatoon 2, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Pokkén Tournament DX, Lego Ninjago, NBA 2K18, Just Dance 2018 and more.

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October 16, 2017

Doom Releasing November 10 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:46 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Bethesda

This looks like a BFD 9000.

Bethesda will be dropping their first Switch game a week before Skyrim.

A new developer video as well as Nintendo's regional Twitter accounts have all confirmed that the hellacious shooter will release on November 10.

A developer interview has been released by Nintendo talking about the game and showing direct feed gameplay.

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October 13, 2017

Pokken Tournament DX To Add Online Group Battles Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:13 pm PDT
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Bad enough it eats MvC Infinite's lunch in sales, now it's going 3v3 online.

Pokkén Tournament DX is about to hop on the update train.

The Pokémon Company announced the first update for the September release today, though no release date was given. Among the new features in the update is the ability to have 3v3 group battles online, as well as official groups created by the developers being made available.

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October 12, 2017

New Pokemon Ultra Sun/Moon Trailer Shows New Ultra Z-Moves, Dex Features 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 4:57 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Pokemon Company

Some old friends from Kalos are coming back - in a fashion.

The latest Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon trailer has revealed localized names for a couple of hot new moves.

The first half of the trailer focused on Necrozma and revealed three new moves. A new standard move for all forms is Photon Geyser, which deals damage based on the higher of Necrozma's Attack... Read more...

Nintendo Downloads - October 12, 2017 WiiU3DSSwitch

by Donald Theriault - 6:10 am PDT
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Zelda + elephants. Need I say more?

The Switch's release schedule has the momentum of a bullet train, so even as North America pumps the brakes in anticipation of the Fire Emblem Warriors / Jackbox Party Pack 4 / Super Mario Odyssey tripleheader the rest of this month that still means a double digit release count. We have a Touhou hijack... Read more...

October 9, 2017

The Mummy Demastered Shambles Onto Switch October 24 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:52 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: WayForward

Might be the best thing to come out of this particular cinematic universe.

After a slight delay, the newest project from WayForward will arrive just before Hallowe'en.

The Mummy Demastered was nailed down today for an October 24 release by WayForward. The 2D-inspired exploration platforming game is based on the 2017 Mummy movie starring Tom Cruise, a part of the Universal "Dark Universe" of monster films.

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October 7, 2017

New Nintendo World Champion Crowned

by Donald Theriault - 7:03 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo

A wild collection of games produced a deserving champion.

A new Nintendo World Champion was crowned tonight in New York City.

Thomas G survived a star studded field including 2015 champion John Numbers, actors, speedrunners, professional wrestlers and more to take the crown. The full list of games presented tonight:

Round 1: The Legend of Zelda: Breath... Read more...

ARMS 3.2 Update Teases Achievement System, New Character Variation Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:49 pm PDT
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You must lower Spring Man into the steel.

ARMS was one of the games in tonight's Nintendo World Championship broadcast, and during the competition a new update was teased.

The 3.2 update releasing later this month will add a new "badge stash" achievement system, which unlocks special badges that can be worn in online matches.

A character... Read more...

October 5, 2017

New Pokemon Ultra Sun And Moon Trailer Expands Mythology Of Ultra Beasts 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 5:41 pm PDT
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Thankfully, there's plenty of prime numbers to use for the UB's base stats.

The latest trailer for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon has shown more of the Ultra Beasts including a brand new Beast.

It appears the trainer will be able to ride the mascots of Sun and Moon in the respective versions in exploring more of the Ultra space, including a new "Ultra Megalopolis" cityspace. The "Ultra Recon Squad", with two members each for Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, was also revealed.

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Newest Project From Dust: An Elysian Tale Team Coming To Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:24 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Humble Heart

And Konami can't sue because of parody!

The newest game from one of the generation's most prominent independent developers will see first light on Switch.

Humble Hearts, the studio behind Dust: An Elysian Tale for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 4 among other platforms, have announced Never Stop Sneakin', and it will at least make its console... Read more...

Neon Chrome Blasting Into eShop Next Week Switch

by Donald Theriault - 3:02 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: 10tons

The odd crossover of twin-stick shooter and roguelike.

The deluge of indie games on Switch in recent weeks will continue next week with an odd hybrid.

Twin stick shooter/roguelike cross Neon Chrome will hit the Switch eShop next week for US$14.99 or equivalent. Environments will be fully destructible, and entire floors can be blown up in the course of the procedurally generated adventure.

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Nintendo Downloads - October 5, 2017 Switch3DSWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 6:10 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

Someone, somewhere, is going to submit this week's downloads as a GOTY list.

Last week's releases were, to quote one of the great newscasters of the 31st century, "belligerent and numerous". This week doesn't have the sidebar bursting release count, but there's an awful lot of qualifiers for the old NBC rerun marketing trick this week. We'll probably lose a few staff to the... Read more...

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