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November 16, 2017

NIntendo Sales Panic: October 2017 US NPD Group Results

by Donald Theriault - 3:52 pm PST
Total comments: 2 Source: NPD Group

The sales charts are doing the Odyssey.

The Switch has had another banner month of sales.

The October US sales survey for the video game industry is out, and Nintendo had the two best selling units of hardware in the country in October with the Switch and the SNES Classic Mini. Combined with 3DS family sales, Nintendo reported more than 667,000 units of hardware were sold in the US in October as the game industry crossed the million mark for the first October since 2011.

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Nintendo Downloads - November 16, 2017 WiiUSwitch3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:05 am PST
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There's a dragon capable of destroying everything in sight, and I don't think Dovakhim can stop Garchomp.

It's 3rd Party Week on Switch, with more games out on store shelves this week alone than were on the system at launch. There's the epic adventure of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the gritty crime drama of L. A. Noire and the Batman, and some more Lego for your perusal. The "indies on card" crowd is also well represented with Ittle Dew 2+ and RIME. But the biggest sellers of the week are in the multiplayer realm.

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November 15, 2017

Four Major Updates For Switch Games Now Live Switch3DS

by Donald Theriault - 7:55 pm PST
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Brawl, slash, and... bomb?

The Switch has gotten a mess of updates in addition to a packed new release schedule this week.

The previously announced updates for Pokkén Tournament DX (online team battles) and Fire Emblem Warriors (fixes, new weapons and a History Mode map) are now available. Additionally, ARMS has received... Read more...

November 13, 2017

Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology Gets Launch Edition and Date 3DS

by Adam Abou-Nasr - 10:30 am PST
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A new trailer, too.

Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology for 3DS will launch in North America on Feb. 13 and Europe on Feb. 16, Atlus announced today.

Launch copies will come with an art book and decals in North America and an in-case art book in Europe.

The remake includes new art, voice acting and an optional... Read more...

Axiom Verge Switch Physical Editions Launch November 21 Switch

by Adam Abou-Nasr - 7:10 am PST
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Including a fancy "Multiverse Edition."

Axiom Verge for Switch is getting two physical editions in North America on November 21.

The Multiverse Edition goes for US$39.99/C$54.99 and includes a 5-hour documentary Blu-ray, an art book, a poster and a soundtrack CD.

The standard edition goes for US$29.99. Information for the Wii U edition is coming later.

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November 10, 2017

8th Annual NWR Live Podcast Telethon for Child’s Play Charity Site News

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It's that time of year where we do a live podcast for 12 hours and raise money for charity. Join us?

It's time for Nintendo World Report's annual telethon for Child's Play charity, where we talk about Nintendo for half a day while raising money for the kids.

What is Child's Play? "A game industry charity dedicated to improving the lives of children with toys and games in our network of over 100... Read more...

November 9, 2017

Battle Chef Brigade Cooks Up November 20 Switch Release Date Switch

by Donald Theriault - 4:13 pm PST
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Allez cuisine!

Adult Swim Games will be cooking up a storm on the Switch in a couple of weeks.

Battle Chef Brigade, the action game that combines eleements of competitive cooking, brawlers, and match-3 puzzle games, will be served up on November 20 for Switch. The US price for the game will be $19.99.

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Hulu Now Available On Nintendo Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 4:11 pm PST
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One of your streaming apps down.

The Switch has its first North American streaming service.

The streaming service Hulu is now available to download in the Switch eShop in North America. A co-operative service of the major United States broadcast networks, a subscription is required to fully enjoy the programming of the over 50 networks on the service.

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Free Update For Fire Emblem Warriors Due Next Week Switch3DS

by Donald Theriault - 4:10 pm PST
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Armor piercing and other quality of life improvements are reinforcing the musou.

The paid DLC will come in December, but free updates to Fire Emblem Warriors will begin next week.

Coming to both the New 3DS and Switch next Thursday (November 16), the update will add a new weapon attribute that breaks armor and other in-battle Blessings. The ability to sell multiple weapons at once is also incoming.

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Penguins Go To War On Switch Next Year Switch

by Donald Theriault - 4:07 pm PST
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In fairness, they've been at it for a while.

Among the wars being waged on the Switch, there will soon be penguins.

Dispatch Games has announced a remake of the 1985 game Penguin Wars will launch on Switch early next year. The base game features penguins flinging balls in combat, though an ingame story mode will allow for buffing of your chosen birds.

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Nintendo Downloads - November 9, 2017 Switch3DS

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

Three hundred bucks in retail Switch games and yet I just want to buy LORDS OF THUNDER.

Circumstances have conspired to bring us a new section of the report this week, as the "Switch Preloads" heading will come up now for games that come up with the 4.0 feature but aren't out this week. And the lineup is thick with those kind of games this week with the LA Noire port, LEGO Marvel Super... Read more...

November 7, 2017

Pokemon Shuffle Mobile Update Not Delivered For American And European Players 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 4:08 pm PST
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Other regions and the 3DS version are not affected. UPDATE: Resolved

UPDATE: The update released at 2 a.m. Eastern time, standard update time for the game. No compensation has been announced. Original story follows.

Pokémon Shuffle's traditional Tuesday update has gone a bit sideways for mobile players in the West.

The bi-weekly data update has not generated... Read more...

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Expansion Pass, Zelda Tie-In Announced

by Adam Abou-Nasr - 6:44 am PST
Total comments: 5 Source: Nintendo Direct

Breath of the Wild needs more outfits for Link as much as a Xenoblade game needs more content.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and its newly announced Expansion Pass are available for pre-purchase on the eShop today, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild gets a new sidequest Thursday to unlock Rex's outfit.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2's Expansion pass is $29.99 and includes:

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Day-One Japanese Voice Pack Announced

by Adam Abou-Nasr - 6:11 am PST
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo Direct

Options are always nice.

Today's Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Direct revealed that a free launch day DLC pack will include the Japanese Voice track.

A new story trailer featured the Japanese cast with English subtitles.

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November 6, 2017

1-2-Switch Adds Video Recording In New Update Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:42 pm PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

The ability to record the players has been around since launch with the optional "GoPro" or "cell phone" accessories.

1-2-Switch is now at 1.1, with a surprising feature added.

The new software update for the Switch launch title adds the video recording function as seen in other Nintendo published titles. The same restrictions apply on recording, with clips of up to 30 seconds.

Someone at Nintendo reopened a codebase to allow video capture so I could make this video #12Switch #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/yS1vX1u56O

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November 3, 2017

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Direct To Air Tuesday

by Donald Theriault - 6:50 am PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Nintendo

One last info dump before the latest 100 hour Switch game.

More Xenoblade Chronicles 2 info is about to be brought Directly to us.

A Xenoblade Chronicles Direct has been announced for Tuesday (November 7), starting at 6 a.m. Pacific time / 9 a.m. Eastern / 1500 Central European time. The length of the video has not been announced.

You can watch the Direct alongside our own John Rairdin over on our YouTube channel, NWRTV

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November 2, 2017

Stick It To The Man, Tallowmere, RIVE And More All Headed For Switch In November

by Donald Theriault - 8:01 am PDT
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And we're like "slow down" and they're kicking us in the face with their release legs.

Three new indie titles for Switch were announced this morning.

First up, Zoink Games have announced that 2014 Wii U title Stick It To The Man will come to the Switch on November 23. The shifting perspective adventure game is a prequel to the previously announced for Switch Flipping Death.

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Super Mario Odyssey Fastest Selling Mario, Switch Game Ever

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

And Switch is putting up big numbers on its own.

Mario's newest adventure is shattering records.

Nintendo has confirmed that in its first five days on sale, Super Mario Odyssey has sold over 1.1m copies in just the United States. That makes it the fastest selling Mario game ever, beating the record held by 2009's New Super Mario Bros. Wii. It... Read more...

New Pokemon Ultra Sun And Moon Details Announced (Spoilers) 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 7:58 am PDT
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"Never go for this. Only villains do that."

Looks like Team Rocket will waste our time once again in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

The latest bimonthly trailer for the game features the reveal of Team Rainbow Rocket, which contains every villain from prior Pokemon games. Led by former Viridian City gym leader Giovanni, the new evil is out to use Ultra Space to obtain all of the legendary Pokemon in existence.

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Nintendo Downloads - November 2, 2017 Switch3DSWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 6:10 am PDT
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Rhythm action and vehicular adventure. Yup, it's that kind of week.

The release schedule takes a week off before next week kicks it into Mach 14 for a couple of weeks. Although there are three more card-based games for Switch this week (protip: Monopoly requires a power cycle to not load forever), the more intriguing games on the download hopper are Super Beat Sports from Harmonix and the latest game from forma.8 stars MixedBag: Wheels of Aurelia.

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