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October 15, 2018

Chicken Wiggle Workshop Announces Suite Of Composers Including Nintendo World Report Staffer Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:32 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Atooi

The great crossover of Grant Kirkhope and Perry.

A latter-day 3DS title is coming to Switch, and the soundtrack has attracted an all-star staff that includes one of our own.

Chicken Wiggle Workshop, a Switch version of the Atooi-developed 3DS title, has announced that the Switch version will feature an orchestral remix of the soundtrack. In addition... Read more...

Diablo III Eternal Collection To Receive Console Bundle Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:01 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

The drop rate for this loot is bonkers.

November is now up to three special Switch bundles, and the newest one is a real devil.

A bundle for Diablo III Eternal Collection will launch on November 2nd, alongside the base game. The bundle will include a decorated Switch and dock, a download code for the game, and a carrying case for US$359.99.


Nintendo Downloads - October 15, 2018 Switch

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

Reminder: Dark Souls is best enjoyed in airplane mode, because people suck.

So the stores will be well stocked with Switch software this week, with North America getting no less than nine different games with physical versions. The top dogs of the week are the Rairdin doubleheader of Dark Souls Remastered and Starlink: Battle of Atlas, with Warriors Orochi 4 and LEGO DC Super... Read more...

October 11, 2018

Octoling Amiibo Spawn In Stores December 7 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:21 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Hmm, that date looks familiar.

The Inkling won't be the only Splatoon-relevant Amiibo launching on Smash Ultimate day.

The Octoling Amiibo pack announced at E3 will release on December 7. A new trailer shows the Octolings in the costumes unlocked, including a full suit of armor and a witch outfit.


October 10, 2018

NInjin: Clash Of Carrots Demo On eShop Today Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:10 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Modus

Realistic vegetables in feudal Japan.

One of the Switch's sleeper successes now has a trailer.

Originally announced in last week's Nintendo download blast, a demo for Ninjin: Clash of Carrots will be live on the eShop in North America shortly and can be picked up in Europe now. The full game launched on September 4, and will be on sale starting today.


Special Save Data Now Available For Switch Online Version Of Legend Of Zelda Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 5:11 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

It's dangerous to go alone. Take this, and this, and this...

The month's updates to the NES library have included a special treat for those who haven't beaten the original Legend of Zelda.

In addition to NES Open Tournament Golf/Solomon's Key/Super Dodge Ball, a special save file has been added to The Legend of Zelda. The save file comes with the maximum 255 Rupees, the White Sword, a Magical Shield, the Blue Ring, and the Power Bracelet.


October 9, 2018

Fitness Boxing To Open 2019 For Nintendo On January 4 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:51 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

A Switch game is a fair bit cheaper than a 12-month gym membership you use twice.

New Super Mario U Deluxe has been pipped for the honor of first Switch game of 2019.

Fitness Boxing, a boxing-focused exercise game developed by Imagineer, will release on January 4, 2019. A price has not been announced for the game. The game was originally shown as a Nintendo published title overseas in Nintendo's last quarterly results.


Pokémon Go Gets Gen 4 and Rebalance

by Adam Abou-Nasr - 8:55 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: The Pokémon Company

What do I do with all these Chansey now?

Sinnoh Pokemon and stat balances will come “soon” to Pokemon Go, Niantic announced today.

Gen. IV's Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum introduced 107 Pokemon, some of which expanded evolution lines for previous Pokemon. Electabuzz, Rhydon, Magmar, and Eevee all have Gen. IV evolutions.

Gameplay balances will address player feedback, Niantic said. CP, Defense, Stamina, and HP adjustments aim to lower the gaps between Pokemon.


Gear.Club Unlimited 2 Unveils Full Car Roster Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:00 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Microids

Round up the usual vehicular subjects.

Gear.Club Unlimited 2 is coming exclusively to the Switch on December 4, and will have a beefy roster of cars.

The sim racing game will feature 23 different vehicle manufacturers presenting their supercars. Chevrolet (Corvette), Porsche, Bentley, BMW, Jaguar, Lotus, and McLaren are among the manufacturers slated to take the green flag.


GRIP: Combat Evolved To Have Collector's Edition Switch

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

Complete with a certificate of authenticity.

GRIP: Combat Racing will have a beefy collector's edition for its November 6 release.

The vehicle combat will have a host of items in its collector's edition. These include a full soundtrack in vinyl, CD, or MP3 formats, art prints, a USB thumb drive, vehicle decals, a car sickness bag, and a certificate of authenticity. Exclusive add-on content will also be included.


October 8, 2018

Guacamelee 2 Makes Switch Debut In December: Original Out Today Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:38 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Drinkbox Studios


The eShop is about to get a bit spicier.

Drinkbox Studios have announced that Guacamelee 2, the sequel to the 2013 exploration/brawler, will hit the Switch in December. The original game's Super Turbo Championship Edition will release on Switch today, and a 30% loyalty discount is in the works for those who double-dip on the original.


Nintendo Downloads - October 8, 2018 SwitchMobi

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

I'm thankful for a trip to Shibuya, dood.

Hope you like RPGs, because this week's biggest releases are both candidates for a trip down the pub. The World Ends With You: Final Remix - review for that should be up before you go to bed Thursday in NA - and Disgaea 1 Complete both represent an average of 110 hours of gameplay, though most of that is from the game with the exploding penguins. There's also a 3DS release of some import, as Luigi's Mansion spooks up the shop on Friday.


October 4, 2018

Report: Nintendo Planning New Model Of Switch For Next Year Rumor

by Donald Theriault - 4:33 am PDT
Total comments: 21 Source: Wall Street Journal

Nintendo has not commented, and they won't.

Nintendo may be considering a Switch upgrade next year, according to a report published in the Wall Street Journal.

The report, which cites suppliers and "others with direct knowledge of the plan", indicates that Nintendo is weighing what improvements to include in a new model. Improving the system's... Read more...

October 2, 2018

October Games For Nintendo Switch Online Launching On 10th Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 6:38 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

You'll probably fare better in the NES Open than Team USA did in the Ryder Cup.

October 10 is the first day that the NES Online lineup will expand.

Nintendo of America has confirmed via a Twitter message that the October slate of games - NES Open Tournament Golf, Super Dodgeball, and Solomon's Key - will be available next Wednesday. No specific time was announced, though the company's Japanese language Twitter account is stating the same date.


October 1, 2018

Nintendo Downloads - October 1, 2018 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:49 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

A mega-week of mega-releases that isn't as mega-big as last week.

So for the curious, by the time last week's article was finished there were *33* releases in North America and 31 of them were on Switch. As of initial press time this week, we have 19, and were two well-timed delays from having game releases for 12 straight days dating back to last Monday. The big ones for this week are Mega Man 11 - review for that shortly - and Super Mario Party, for two different ways to deal with 50 stages of hell.


September 27, 2018

Yo-kai Watch 3 Comes To America February 8; Europe In Winter 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:21 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

There's a Yo-kai that causes choking, I think it's named Luger.

The adventures of the Yo-kai in the USA are finally headed there.

Nintendo has announced they will publish Yo-kai Watch 3 for the 3DS outside Japan. North America's release date has been confirmed as February 8, while Europe will receive the game in "winter". The Japanese release featured three versions named Sushi, Tempura, and Sukiyaki; western names have not been disclosed.


September 26, 2018

Joggernauts Trotting Onto eShop October 11 Switch

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

The wackiest relay race ever.

The alien jogging team known as the Joggernauts will be trotting into the Switch in a couple of weeks.

The co-op stage-based jogging game will release on October 11, for US$14.99. Previously, the game was set for a summer release.

Joggernauts involves swapping the color-coded leader of the team based on the obstacles ahead in order to complete the courses.


September 25, 2018

Meltan Unveiled, First Generation VIII Pokemon? SwitchMobi

by Donald Theriault - 6:14 am PDT
Total comments: 8 Source: Pokemon Company

It's old, isn't it.

A recent addition to Pokémon Go appears to be the first Pokémon ever unveiled in the game.

During special events this past weekend, an unidentified Pokémon appeared that would actually be revealed as a Ditto if captured. The Pokémon Company has released a video containing a conversation with Professors Oak and Willow confirming its name as Meltan.


Mark Of The Ninja Remaster Marks Down October 9 Release Date Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:55 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

And some Travis Touchdown news.

The remastered version of Mark of the Ninja is but a couple of weeks away.

Klei Entertainment's action stealth title will release on Switch on October 9. The Switch version will contain an additional level as well as developer commentary and a new player character.

In the same note, it was announced...

September 24, 2018

Nintendo Downloads - September 24, 2018 SwitchMobi

by Donald Theriault - 6:28 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

Head on down to the eShop and have yourself a bankruptcy.

If you hear a giant sucking sound this week, fear not; it's just the week's releases - 26 as of press time just for NA, with at least two more coming - taking all of your money. The bigguns are Valkyria Chronicles 4 - I reviewed it a couple of weeks ago, so you may have forgotten - EVO superstar and... Read more...


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