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March 21, 2019

Pricing Announced For SteamWorld Quest Along With Tentative Release Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:16 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Image & Form

We say "tentative" because right now it's all 2019.

SteamWorld Quest has its price, and it was showing a date for a bit as well.

The first RPG from Image & Form will launch for US$24.99/C$31.49/€24.99/£22.49, according to the developer's Twitter feed and the game's eShop listing.

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Nintendo Reveals Top 10 Best Selling Indie Titles For Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:02 pm PDT
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You can probably guess a few, but can you name all 10 without looking?

Following yesterday's Nindie Showcase, Nintendo dropped some details on the performance of indie games on Switch.

In a session at the Game Developer's Conference, Nintendo confirmed that sales of independent titles were up 95% in the last twelve months when compared to the launch year. The top 10 sellers among indie game, with no rankings given, were:

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Nintendo Reveals New Details On Labo VR Kit Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:54 pm PDT
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Think the included games aren't fun? You can roll your own.

Nintendo has released new details about the upcoming Labo VR Kit, including the ability to design VR experiences with the kit.

The starter and full kits will include Toy-Con Garage VR, which is the tool Nintendo indicated they used to design the included software. 64 small games will also be available in the VR Plaza, with a large portion of them using just the VR goggles.

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March 20, 2019

Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden Invading Switch June 25

by Donald Theriault - 10:46 am PDT
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The Switch version might've been late, but it's coming with some extras.

One of the last great games of 2018 is coming to Switch in June.

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden will release on June 25, following its launch on other consoles and PC at the end of last year. The Switch version will include the game's first expansion pack, which will be sold separately on other platforms.

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Nindies Showcase Wrapup Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:36 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

You can cover a lot in a half hour.

In addition to the announcement of Blaster Master Zero 2, Cuphead, and Cadence of Zelda, a whole host of new Switch games were shown during the Nindies Showcase.

Overland: A take on the end of the world, the squad-focused turn based strategy game features a party trying to make the difficult choices as they travel across the United States. Overland launches this fall.

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Vlambeer Titles Coming To Switch: Nuclear Throne Out Today

by Donald Theriault - 9:33 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

A huge name in the scene is finally here.

A major name in the indie game scene is bringing their hits to Switch.

The Nindies Showcase confirmed that Vlambeer will be bringing their games to the platform. The first title, Nuclear Throne, will launch today and Super Crate Box will come to Switch this April with new multiplayer options.

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Cadence of Hyrule Blends Zelda With Crypt of the NecroDancer

by Neal Ronaghan - 9:28 am PDT
Total comments: 5

The roguelike starring Link and Zelda is coming to Switch this spring.

Cadence of Hyrule is coming to the Switch eShop in the near future, courtesy of Nintendo and Crypt of the NecroDancer developer Brace Yourself Games.

As announced in the March 2019 Nindies Showcase, Cadence of Hyrule is a roguelike rhythm game similar in style to Crypt of the NecroDancer, which... Read more...

Blaster Master Zero 2 Revealed, Out Today

by Neal Ronaghan - 9:23 am PDT
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Surprise: Inti Creates made a sequel to the 2017 Switch game and you can play it today.

Blaster Master Zero 2 is available now on Switch for $9.99 after its announcement during today’s Nindies Showcase.

The first Blaster Master Zero was a relatively faithful remake of the first Blaster Master on NES, but this sequel gives it more of a 16-bit-era look, with upgrades to Sophia and Jason, including a counter for Jason. The game also takes you across the universe to multiple planets and outer space locales.

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Double Fine Productions Announces New Switch Game

by David Lloyd - 9:20 am PDT
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You are RAD. We are excited.

During the Nindies Showcase, the developers at Double Fine Productions were tapped to announce their new game for the Switch: RAD. No official release date has been set, but we can expect to see RAD on Switch this Summer. As a quick refresher, Double Fine is the developer that made the critically acclaimed titles Psychonauts and Brutal Legend.

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Cuphead on Switch Kicks Off The Nindies Showcase

by David Lloyd - 9:12 am PDT
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The gorgeously animated, brutally difficult shooter is a Microsoft exclusive no longer.

Today’s Nindies Showcase was kicked off by the announcement that Studio MDHR and Microsoft are bringing the award-winning indie shooter Cuphead to the Switch. Available for pre-purchase later today, Cuphead will be officially released and frustrating Nintendo players worldwide on April 18th.

After playing for a few hours, you may want something a little stronger than milk in your cup.

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March 19, 2019

Castle Crashers To Be Remastered On Switch In Summer Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:32 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: The Behemoth

Runs twice as fast, and a good bargain too

The Switch will be getting the remastered version of one of the most beloved multiplayer games of the last decade.

The Behemoth (Alien Hominid, Battleblock Theater) have confirmed that Castle Crashers Remastered will launch on Switch this summer. Originally released on Xbox 360's Live Arcade in 2008, the four-player brawler was later ported to PC and Xbox One.

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Konami Announces Three Classic Collections: Arcade, Castlevania, Contra Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:11 pm PDT
Total comments: 11 Source: Japanese Nintendo

UUDDLRLRBAStart, y'all.

As part of celebrations of their 50th anniversary, Konami will be rolling out three compilations of their classic titles into the summer.

The three compilations are themed around Konami arcade titles, Castlevania and Contra. The Arcade collection, releasing first on April 18 for US$19.99, will include Gradius I and II, Life Force/Salamander, Twinbee, Scramble, Thunder Cross, Haunted Castle, and Typhoon/A-Jax.

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Nintendo Sales Panic: February 2019 US NPD Group Results

by Donald Theriault - 7:01 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: NPD Group

Smash is continuing to, well, smash

The February sales survey from the NPD Group saw a lot of action for newcomers that missed Switch in software, but another big month for Switch hardware.

All figures are dollar based unless otherwise indicated, and represent sales in the US from February 3 to March 2.

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My Time At Portia To Start April 16 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:00 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Team17

A nice, big sandbox to play in.

Team17 is taking us to the farm in mid-April.

My Time at Portia, the sandbox simulation RPG announced last year, will release on April 16 on the eShop. A physical version of the game will also be available.

The Chinese developer Pathea developed the game, which had a successful crowdfunding campaign and is currently available on PC.

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Sparklite Mining To Begin In Fall 2019 Switch

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

Procedural generation goes "bonk".

Switch players will attempt to stop an evil miner this fall.

Merge Games have announced the release of overhead action roguelike Sparklite for this fall as part of their Game Developer's Conference slate. The game cites inspiration from The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past and Rogue Legacy.

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March 18, 2019

Splatoon 2 To Receive Special Demo With Switch Online Trial Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:37 am PDT
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Sadly, you missed the wizard win.

Nintendo is offering a chance to try Splatoon 2 for those on the fence again.

A special Splatoon 2 demo is now available on the eShop, which will be live starting tomorrow at 10 a.m. and ending on Monday at 9:59 a.m (Eastern). All of the multiplayer functions will be included, and downloading the demo will trigger an email with a 7-day Switch Online free trial.

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Nindies Showcase Video To Air Wednesday

by Donald Theriault - 9:31 am PDT
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The goose is loose?

Wednesday will bring an avalanche of indies to the Switch.

Nintendo of America has announced a Nindies Showcase video for this Wednesday, starting at noon Eastern / 9 a.m. Pacific. The presentation will be "around 30 minutes long".

Previous NoA Indie showcase videos have been timed around GDC 2017 and 2018, as well as PAX West. This year's GDC is this week in San Francisco, CA.

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Nintendo Downloads - March 21, 2019 Switch3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:00 am PDT
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And the transition to Anime World Report is complete.

I'm noticing a disturbing amount of anime this week.

That would be due to Fate/Extella: Link, which is out on Tuesday and I'll have more on then. There's enough anime there for everyone, then add in a Super Robot Wars game in Japan and yeah, we just need a polar bear cafe and we're Crunchyroll.

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March 13, 2019

Kirby's Adventure, Zelda II Receive Special Save Versions In NES Online Update Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 5:35 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

One to make an easy game hard, and one to make a superlatively difficult game 1% easier.

The Switch Online update with Kid Icarus and others is live, along with the traditional save bonuses.

Kirby's Adventure and Zelda II: The Adventures of Link have received the SP treatment this month. In Kirby's Adventure, the save picks up after completing the first run of the game, meaning the Extra Mode as well as the sound test are available.

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March 12, 2019

Dungeon-Crawling RPG Mistover Announced Switch

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

The development pedigree is, shall we say, interesting.

The Switch will be receiving a dungeon crawling RPG this summer that comes from an unexpected source.

Mistover is a new dungeon crawling RPG published by Krafton Game Union, the parent company of Bluehole who are best known for PC hits TERA and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. It will launch on Switch as well as PC this summer.

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