August 17, 2017

Splatoon 2 Bundle Coming To North America; Next Splatfest Announced Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:14 am PDT
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If you're not using those JoyCons, please forward them to Justin Berube.

The freshest JoyCons imaginable are headed to North American Walmart stores.

Nintendo has announced a Switch Splatoon 2 bundle will release in North America on September 8 as a Walmart exclusive. The bundle will have a US MSRP of $379.99 and include a download code, carrying case and pink/green... Read more...

MixedBag Bringing Three Games To Switch In 2017: First Release Next Week Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:02 am PDT
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MixedBag will lean heavy on the adventure.

Italian developers MixedBag have announced three games for the Switch intended to release this year, with the first one coming next week.

The MixedBag slate will start with forma.8, which released on New 3DS and Wii U back in February. The atmospheric platformer will release on the Switch next week for $9.99 / €9.99 / £8.99.


Nintendo Downloads - August 17, 2017 3DSSwitch

by Donald Theriault - 6:04 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

Starring chili dogs and wiggling chickens.

The two big games of the week are across two systems as Sonic Mania has already been dropped, while the 3DS gets the first post-Renegade Kid product of Jools Watsham with Chicken Wiggle. The former is created by modders, while the latter comes with its own modding tools. Which one's the more fun platformer? We'll leave that up to you. Jared reviewed Sonic Mania for us, while Matt West's review of Chicken Wiggle should be up shortly.


August 10, 2017

Curve Digital Announces A Knight's Quest For 2018 Release Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:22 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Curve Digital

Magical vases are not to be messed with.

Curve Digital's newest publishing project will land on the Switch next year.

The prolific independent publishers have picked up a new title called A Knight's Quest, and will release the game on multiple platforms including the Switch next year. Developed by a two person team from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, it is a 3D adventure game that involves traversing a large world to tame spirits freed after an incident with a magical vase.


Etrian Odyssey V Maps Out October Release For North America 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 8:13 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Atlus

The misadventures of Fight and Heal will arrive mid-month.

Be sure to have a mapping stylus ready for October 17.

Atlus has announced that date for the release of Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth for the Americas. The European release date is to be announced at a later date.

As with prior Etrian Odyssey titles, launch copies of V will include an artbook and soundtrack sampler CD.


Nintendo Downloads - August 10, 2017 WiiUSwitch3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:06 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

One of the big ones is already out the door.

Another week, another round of big indie Switch titles from North America for your perusal. We've already had one come out this week with Severed, but the rest of the brigade looks strong as well with puzzle/strategy hybrid Ironcast, Phantom Trigger, and Rocket Fist out and most have reviews with us. (Severed, Ironcast, Rocket Fist). Nintendo Direct veteran Flip Wars - previously known as Project Mekuru - is also finally out for North America.


August 9, 2017

Two Jackbox Party Packs Crash Onto Switch Next Week, 4th In The Fall Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:23 pm PDT
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"One's made of skin, one's made of wood, so... WHO'S THE DUMMY?"

Following the success of Jackbox Party Pack 3 on Switch, the first two packs of irreverent party games will join it next week.

Jackbox Games have announced the release date for Jackbox Party Pack and its sequel will be next Thursday, August 17. The fourth pack will also launch this fall.

The...

Thimbleweed Park Points To September Switch Release Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:52 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Terrible Toybox

Hamster and microwave sold separately.

The Switch will be getting the latest adventure from a couple of longtime veterans of the genre.

Thimbleweed Park, a murder mystery adventure game, is slated to launch in September for the Switch. LucasArts veterans Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick (Maniac Mansion, Monkey Island) both developed the title, which released on PC and Xbox One in March and is slated for a PlayStation 4 release on August 22.


Apollo Justice Coming To 3DS eShop In November 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 4:27 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Capcom Unity

Let's celebrate the news with hamburgers.

The Apollo-shaped hole in the 3DS's legal lineup is about to be filled.

Capcom has announced that the fourth game in the series, Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, will be released worldwide on 3DS in November. With this, the entire Ace Attorney series is now playable natively on 3DS.

The US release...

August 8, 2017

ARMS Update Emphasizes Training, Lays Groundwork For New Character Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:16 pm PDT
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And more than just the usual adjustments for a smoother gameplay experience.

The newest update for ARMS has made some adjustments and also appears to be setting the stage for a new character.

A complete list of adjustments can be found on Nintendo's support site. Among the update changes are a new emphasis on training mode, changes to handling of three way and four way matches, and adjustments to a few characters and several ARMS.


Nintendo Bringing Back The World Championships In October 3DSSwitch

by Donald Theriault - 6:17 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Nintendo

If you're in one of the cities, bone up on your Mario Kart 7.

Following a year's hiatus, the Nintendo World Championships are back.

Qualifying events will be held in 8 cities across the United States starting with New York and San Francisco on August 19 and 20. Qualifiers will be held in two age groups (up to 12, 13 and up) using Mario Kart 7 time trials.... Read more...

Samus Returns Themed New 3DS Announced 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 5:20 am PDT
Total comments: 24 Source: Nintendo, USGamer

Plus news on difficulty modes for the game.

Samus is going to return in style this fall.

Nintendo has announced a Samus Returns-themed New 3DSXL for release with the game on September 15 at "select retailers". The system will have a red back for the top screen with a Samus design and a yellow back for the bottom screen with the classic Screw Attack logo on it.


Severed Coming To Switch Today Switch

by Donald Theriault - 12:01 am PDT
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Now there's no restrictions on the hacking and slashing.

We have a new member of the Three System Club: Severed.

The first person RPG will launch on the North American and European eShops today for $14.99 / €14.99 / £13.49. Previously available on the 3DS and Wii U, Severed sees the main character Sasha hacking and slashing through dungeons in an attempt to save her family.


August 7, 2017

NBA 2K18 Adds Amiibo Support? RumorSwitch

by Donald Theriault - 3:04 pm PDT
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Falco has a massive wingspan, but Fox has the higher upside potential.

NBA 2K18 may have a unique Nintendo feature: Amiibo support.

The game's Japanese My Nintendo page listed Amiibo support for the game, though the listing has since been removed. It isn't confirmed that the feature will be added, nor what the nature of the support would be.

2K and Nintendo have not commented on the possibility of Amiibo support.


First New Form Announced For Pokemon Ultra Sun And Ultra Moon 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 2:50 pm PDT
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How will it strike a balance between its two existing forms?

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon have their first new form announced.

The Pokénchi show in Japan first announced the new Lycanroc Dusk Form on Sunday morning, along with its appearance in the anime. There are differences between the version exclusive forms in the original Sun and Moon, and according... Read more...

Dragon Quest Announcements: 3DS Finishes Collection, Switch To Build 3DSSwitch

by Donald Theriault - 2:42 pm PDT
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A Japanese livestream drops several Nintendo-relevant bombs.

A Japanese livestream this past weekend featured four announcements of Dragon Quest games coming to Nintendo systems.

The more immediate releases are Dragon Quest I, II and III receiving releases on 3DS in Japan this month. The first two will release on August 10 in Japan for 600 yen (I) and 850... Read more...

Splatoon 2: Ketchup v Mayo Splatfest Results Switch

by Donald Theriault - 2:31 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Splatoon

Speaking personally, these toppings need less salt.

The first post-launch Splatoon 2 Splatfest recorded identical results, even if the path was slightly different.

All three of the regions (North America/Australia, Europe and Japan) recorded 2-1 scores for Mayonaise. Ketchup won the popularity poll in North America and Europe, while claiming the team battles in Japan. Scores were as follows:


August 3, 2017

New Graphical Options Added To Cave Story+ Switch

by Donald Theriault - 1:55 pm PDT
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Same aspect ratio, but the classic look is back.

One of the most requested features for Cave Story+ is now live.

The first major update for the June release adds new graphic options while maintaining the widescreen aspect ratio. The key options include the ability to toggle water effects and character animations, to either have the modern style or a look similar to the PC and WiiWare versions.


RIME Dated For November Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:18 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Grey Box

A beautiful adventure leads into the darkest season.

The haunting adventure RIME will arrive later in the fall.

Grey Box has locked in RIME's release for November 14 in North America, and 17 November for Europe. The same price structure as previously announced ($29.99 / €34.99 / £29.99 digital, $39.99 / €44.99 / £39.99 physical with a bundled soundtrack) was also reconfirmed.


Nintendo Downloads - August 3, 2017 WiiUSwitch3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:08 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

Oh hey look, Shantae's best friend.

Weeks in which the list is entirely or predominantly Switch based are becoming more common as the platform establishes itself, and this week is the latest example. We've got another (at least) five games this week for Switch, with the big ones being the Switch versions of previous console games Retro... Read more...

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