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June 18, 2019

This Could Be the Nintendo Switch Mini Rumor

by Mitchell Parton - 4:36 pm PDT
Total comments: 5

Surprise, surprise: It looks like a Nintendo Switch but... smaller. And with a D-pad.

A Chinese company has posted a series of accessories on their webpage that appear to be for the unannounced Nintendo Switch Mini.

Twitter user @Cptn_Alex posted the following tweet Tuesday morning, which says that he received an email from a company claiming to sell Nintendo Switch Mini accessories, including carrying cases and screen protectors.

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Grezzo Leading Link's Awakening Remake Development Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 1:29 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Kotaku

The seasoned Zelda remake team returns to the series after Ever Oasis.

Developer Grezzo is working on The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening on Switch, according to Nintendo's Eiju Aonuma in an interview with Kotaku at E3 2019.

Grezzo has years of experience with the Zelda series, having brought Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask to 3DS. They also assisted with Tri Force Heroes. Their more recent projects were the 2017 3DS game Ever Oasis and the 2018 portable port of Luigi's Mansion.

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Classic SEGA Arcade Games Will Not Be In Shenmue 3

by Jared Rosenberg - 4:32 am PDT
Total comments: 10

The creator of Shenmue, Yu Suzuki, confirmed that his old creations like Out Run & Space Harrier will not appear in the upcoming sequel.

During an interview with NWR at E3 2019, the acclaimed game designer Yu Suzuki explained that unfortunately his classic arcade games would not be playable in Shenmue 3.

As the head of SEGA's AM2 division, Yu Suzuki designed arcade hits one after another during the 1980s and 1990s. Games like Virtua... Read more...

June 17, 2019

No Amiibo Support, Labo VR, or DLC for Luigi's Mansion 3

by Xander Morningstar - 6:32 pm PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: GameXplain

Sorry Squishy Gooigi and Glow-in-the-Dark King Boo.

Nintendo Treehouse Representative Nate Bihldorff has confirmed that Luigi's Mansion 3 will not support any Amiibo in an interview with the YouTube Channel GameXplain. Also, Bihldorff had nothing to announce about DLC, whether the game would have Labo VR support, and even who the composer for Luigi's Mansion 3 is. Luigi's Mansion 3 is planned to release later this Fall.

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Dr Mario World Opens For Bookings July 10 Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 6:28 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

And we get a new Twitter account to go with it.

Dr Mario World will be opening for business early next month.

The LINE-developed puzzle game will be available for iOS and Android on July 10 (North America time). Pre-registration is now available in the appropriate app stores: iOS and Android. Updates for the game will be called out on the new Twitter account @DrMarioWorld_en.

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Nintendo Downloads - June 20, 2019 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:00 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Board man get ring, while we get bandicoots. I think Kawhi got the better deal here.

This week's releases will be posted around the time I head over to something I never dreamed of attending - a NBA championship parade in Canada - so we'll be brief here. The big releases are Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled on Friday, My Friend Pedro, and Citizens of Space, with possible dispensation to Catan once we figure out how much I have to actually pay for it.

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June 12, 2019

Some Switch Production Moved Out of China, Multiple Models Reported Switch

by Carmine Red - 12:10 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal suggests that Nintendo is both managing possible tariff expenses and planning new hardware revisions.

Nintendo has moved some of their manufacturing for the Nintendo Switch console outside of China to Southeast Asia, according to Wall Street Journal sources from the videogame company's supply chain. The Journal's sources are also claiming that additional models beyond the current Switch version are being manufactured outside of China as well.

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Portrait Ghosts and Multiplayer ScareScraper Mode Returns in Luigi's Mansion 3 Switch

by Xander Morningstar - 10:26 am PDT
Total comments: 2

It's a monster mash party!

Luigi’s Mansion 3 will feature the return of the first game's Portrait Ghosts as well as the 2013 sequel's ScareScraper mode. Developer Next Level Games' Bryce Holliday, who directed Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, made an appearance to show off the game.

In the multiplayer ScareScraper mode, up... Read more...

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition Uses Roughly 32 GB of Storage

by Carmine Red - 1:01 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: CD PROJECT RED, CD PROJECT RED

The retail edition will include the base game, expansions, and DLC all on a single game card.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition will take "roughly 32GB" of storage space on the Nintendo Switch, according to the game's official Twitter account. In addition to this, the game's marketing materials promises that the physical game card in retail versions of the game will include the base... Read more...

June 11, 2019

Luigi's Mansion 3 has a few Next Level Games Easter Eggs Switch

by Xander Morningstar - 10:09 pm PDT
Total comments: 2

Check out those movie posters!

Luigi's Mansion 3 was shown off on the Treehouse at Nintendo's E3 2019 show. While demonstrating a "movie theater" level, a few movie posters on the wall showcase some familiar references to other games worked on by Next Level Games.

Mario from the 2005 GameCube title, Super Mario Strikers Mario... Read more...

Luigi's Mansion Was Once Planned for Wii U Switch

by Carmine Red - 4:24 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Some of the new moves in the Switch's Luigi's Mansion 3 were conceptualized working on a Wii U version of the franchise.

The Luigi's Mansion franchise was once planned for Nintendo's Wii U console. Kensuke Tanabe, Senior Officer for Nintendo's Entertainment Planning & Development Division, revealed this tidbit of behind-the-scenes info during an E3 2019 Tree House gameplay segment showcasing the upcoming Luigi's Mansion 3.

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Radio Free Nintendo E3 Live Recording! Site News

by James Jones - 3:22 pm PDT
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Join us at 9 PM Eastern, 6 Pacific for our live E3 reaction show!

It's the day of Nintendo's E3 Direct, which means it's time for the RFN Team to say things about it.

You can join us tonight, at 9 PM Eastern/6 PM Pacific, for our recording session.

You can join us in the NWR Discord chat to join the fun.

Audio Link: http://www.nintendoworldreport.com:8000/rfnlive.mp3 Audio Player:

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Pokemon Sword and Shield Won't Have Every Pocket Monster Switch

by Justin Berube - 2:34 pm PDT
Total comments: 7

There will be some limits this time around.

Unlike past main series Pokémon titles, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will have some limitations on which creatures can be transferred to the upcoming games. As revealed during E3 2019's Treehouse Live, only Pokémon that appear in the Galar Region Pokédex can be transferred to the game from the upcoming Pokémon Home service. Of course, some Pokémon from previous generations will be part of this Pokédex, but not all of them.

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Next Level Games Confirmed as Luigi's Mansion 3 Developer Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 1:07 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo Treehouse Live

We kind of knew this but now there is zero doubt.

Next Level Games are returning to Luigi's Mansion with Luigi's Mansion 3 after a trip to the Metroid universe in Metroid Prime: Federation Force.

Nintendo was previously a little cagey about confirming Next Level Games' involvement after Luigi's Mansion 3 was revealed in 2018, but during a Treehouse Live segment at E3 2019, Next Level Games was confirmed as the main development team.

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Mario Maker 2 To Be Updated for Online Friend Multiplayer Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 12:54 pm PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Nintendo Treehouse Live

Nintendo will let you play online with your friends at some point.

Super Mario Maker 2 will be updated post-launch to add support for online multiplayer with friends according to a Nintendo Treehouse representative at Nintendo's E3 2019 Treehouse Live stream.

The issue became known following our own reporting after a Mario Maker 2 press event in May. While Super... Read more...

More Smash Bros. Amiibo Revealed and Dated SwitchWiiU

by Justin Berube - 12:23 pm PDT
Total comments: 2

Are you still trying to complete your Smash set?

Snake, Squirtle, and Ivysaur Super Smash Bros. series Amiibo are scheduled to hit retailers on September 20th. Following shortly after, Chrom, Incineroar, and Simon will land in November. And finally, Dark Samus and Richter will arrive in 2020.

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Nintendo Details Chamber Dungeon, Amiibo Support in Zelda: Link's Awakening Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 11:30 am PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo Treehouse Live

Eiju Aonuma and the Nintendo Treehouse showed off the new mode and also confirmed the Color Dungeon will return.

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening on Nintendo Switch will be more than a straight remake of the Game Boy classic.

First off, the Color Dungeon from the Game Boy Color port is returning in the Switch version. Second, one of the big new additions is Chamber Dungeons, which are accessed through a building in Tal Tal Heights, replacing the Camera Hut.

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The 40 Games in Nintendo's Switch E3 2019 Software Video Roundup Switch

by Carmine Red - 11:22 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

Among the 40 games crammed into Nintendo's 5 minute video montage are Panzer Dragoon, Alien Isolation, and The Witcher III: Wildhunt.

It can be hard to track every single game and date and reveal when Nintendo makes one of their rapid fire game montage reels, so we did it for you!

Find below the listing of games that appeared in Nintendo's Switch - E3 2019 lineup video, which includes everything from indie titles to tentpole... Read more...

Daemon X Machina Launching September 13 Switch

by Carmine Red - 10:20 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

Last year's E3 reveal is this September's noted mecha action title.

Nintendo announced that Daemon X Machina will be launching on September 13 of this year during their E3 2019 Direct presentation. The trailer announcing the date showed off new footage of the mecha action game, including plenty of footage of the human pilots, menacing flying drones, on-foot gameplay, aerial combat, and plenty of frenzied mecha combat interspersed with explosions.

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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Gets DLC With Fantastic Four, X-Men Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 10:11 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo Direct

The Expansion Pass will give you some fantastic and uncanny content as well as some Marvel Knights love.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 popped up at E3 2019 to show off its Expansion Pass, which will include forthcoming DLC packs with Fantastic Four, X-Men, and Marvel Knights content.

The game, which will be playable at E3 and in select Best Buys this week, is due out on July 19 and follows Marvel heroes as they square off with Thanos and the Black Order to fight for the Infinity Stones.

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