January 23, 2017

I Am Setsuna Coming to Switch at Launch Switch

by Adam Abou-Nasr - 7:53 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: SquareEnix

That's March 3rd for those playing along at home.

I Am Setsuna is coming to Switch at launch as a digital download, according to SquareEnix.

The retro JRPG is the first game from SquareEnix's new Tokyo RPG Factory, a studio focused on “mixing the spirit of the past with technologies of today.” The Switch version will have exclusive new features including the ability to battle other players' parties.


January 20, 2017

Trio Of Towns Tumbles Into North America February 28 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 10:21 am PST
Total comments: 4 Source: XSEED

With some special guests.

The farming season will begin a little early this year for 3DS owners.

XSEED has confirmed that Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns will launch for the 3DS on February 28. The game includes a plush capybara with preorders, and will also feature Mario universe-themed costumes with special benefits:


January 19, 2017

New Switch Details: Multi-Account Support, Storage, Miis Switch

by Donald Theriault - 4:36 pm PST
Total comments: 11 Source: Kotaku

Might want to load up those three Nintendo Accounts.

Nintendo has revealed additional details about the Switch following questions from Kotaku.

For game storage, Nintendo has confirmed simple SDXC support for the console, offering up to 2TB of storage as it becomes available. Game saves will be saved exclusively on the Switch's 32GB internal storage,... Read more...

Nintendo Sales Panic: December 2016 US NPD Group Results

by Donald Theriault - 4:14 pm PST
Total comments: 2 Source: NPD Group

Including software top 10s.

Another big month for Pokémon and a run on 3DS systems were the big Nintendo stories of the December sales in the United States.

In the combined-format top 10, Pokémon Sun and Moon (tracked separately) were #8 and #10 in the December charts. Combined, the two games have performed better than... Read more...

Nintendo Downloads - January 19, 2017 3DSWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 6:07 am PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

The cutest dog you ever did see approaches. Command?

Both North America and the PAL territories are picking up a giant RPG, as Dragon Quest VIII finally comes to the West on 3DS and unencumbered by the Final Fantasy XII demo. If you're looking for something less intimidating on the retail front, then you can instead hang out with Poochy in Poochy and Yoshi's Woolly World - North America can preload the game + animated shorts, while the West get a demo.


January 18, 2017

Super Mario Run Launching On Android In March Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 3:33 pm PST
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo

Different quarter, same content

Fire Emblem Heroes isn't the only Nintendo mobile game announced for Android today.

A tweet on Nintendo's Japanese-language Twitter account indicates that Super Mario Run will launch on the other major smartphone platform in March, following its iOS release in December 2016.


New Fire Emblem Announced For Switch Release In 2018 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 2:31 pm PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo Direct

No other details given.

Fire Emblem Warriors may be multi-platform, but there will be an exclusive Fire Emblem for the Switch next year.

The announcement was made today in the Fire Emblem Direct. No details beyond the platform and year were given.


Fire Emblem Warriors Releasing Fall 2017, Also Coming To New 3DS 3DSSwitch

by Donald Theriault - 2:28 pm PST
Total comments: 7 Source: Nintendo Direct

Key word: "New" 3DS.

Fire Emblem Warriors will be a multi-platform experience this fall.

The game announced during last week's Nintendo Switch reveal was announced to release this fall for both Switch and New 3DS consoles. An extended trailer was also shown with popular Fire Emblem characters appearing in the game.


Fire Emblem Heroes Announced For Mobile Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 2:25 pm PST
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo Direct

Android was getting first crack, but iOS summoned reinforcements.

The next smartphone game from Nintendo will be Fire Emblem Heroes early next month.

A collection of classic Fire Emblem heroes will be available in a tactical RPG battle on smartphones, using a 8x6 grid for each battle. The traditional Fire Emblem weapon triangle will be used, with attributes shown on the characters. New characters can be summoned with orbs, earned either in battle or through in-app purchases.


Fire Emblem Gaiden Reimagining Announced For 3DS 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 2:20 pm PST
Total comments: 12 Source: Nintendo Direct

Shadows over a divided kingdom this May.

The tale of Fire Emblem on 3DS will continue into 2017.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, a remake of the 1992 Famicom title, will release in North America/Europe on May 19 and Japan on April 20. The story will feature twin protagonists Alm and Celica fighting in a war between two eternal kingdoms.


January 16, 2017

Arc System Works Bringing BlazBlue, New Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers to Switch Switch

by Carmine Red - 4:07 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Arc System Works

This is the first time fighting game franchise BlazBlue will appear on a Nintendo home console.

Arc System Works is developing an entry in their fighting game series BlazBlue for the Nintendo Switch; alongside the western-themed farm/town-building simulation title New Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers. The Japanese game developer wasn't at Nintendo's live-streamed Switch Presentation last week, but instead made the announcement through their Japanese website.


January 13, 2017

StreetPass, Miiverse Will Not Be Options On Switch 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:44 pm PST
Total comments: 21 Source: VentureBeat


The "social media" options for screenshots and video on Switch will not include Miiverse, nor will there be StreetPass.

Nintendo of America assistant manager for public relations confirmed the news to VentureBeat at a press event today in New York City. StreetPass was specifically excluded in order to promote the concept of the Switch as a home console.


Fire Emblem Direct To Air January 18 3DSMobiSwitch

by Donald Theriault - 9:51 am PST
Total comments: 7 Source: Treehouse Live

Warriors to be discussed, but plenty of possibilities.

The next video presentation from Nintendo will be critical-hitting us next week.

A Fire Emblem-themed Direct will air next Wednesday, January 18 at 5 pm Eastern / 2 pm Pacific. This was announced on today's Treehouse Live event, in the context of Fire Emblem Warriors.

In addition to Warriors, other possibilites include the Fire Emblem mobile game and possibly the Western release of DLC for Fire Emblem Fates.


Arcade Archives Series Will Release On Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:57 am PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

Max Gear 330 Mega Shock action will appear

The Switch's retro catalogue will be buoyed with the Arcade Archives series.

HAMSTER will bring the series of arcade re-releases over from the PlayStation 4, which to date has included titles from Taito, Konami, Technos and SNK.

No specific titles or release dates have been announced for the series.


Switch Receiving 'Tales of' and 'Taiko Drum Master' Entries

by Carmine Red - 3:35 am PST
Total comments: 6 Source: press release

Dragon Ball isn't the only thing Bandai Namco is bringing to Nintendo's new system.

Bandai Entertainment America Inc. has reported that they are developing titles in their "Tales of ___" and "Taiko Drum Master" franchises for Nintendo Switch.

The storied game developer announced the additional support while touting their upcoming Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (working title) offering,... Read more...

My Nintendo Store Coming, Opening Soon in Japan

by Danny Bivens - 2:40 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: NCL

A new digital shopping destination for hardware, special edition software and more is opening very soon.

Nintendo is opening the My Nintendo Store, an online shop, on January 23 in Japan. The store will be open to My Nintendo users in Japan and give the opportunity to buy exclusive goods. Starting with the Switch, account holders are able to order Nintendo’s newest system from the site and can customize... Read more...

January 12, 2017

Limited Editions, Additional Amiibo Announced For Breath Of The Wild Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:34 pm PST
Total comments: 10 Source: Nintendo

Plus a release date

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be one of the centerpieces of the Switch launch lineup, and Nintendo is going all out for it.

The March 3 release will feature three editions: A standard edition for US$59.99, a "Special Edition" for $99.99 that includes a carrying case, coin, a Calamity... Read more...

The Nintendo Switch North America Launch Lineup So Far Switch

by - 10:21 pm PST
Total comments: 14

Beyond Nintendo's presentation, a flurry of announcements has the Switch's software launch lineup slowly taking shape.

A bevy of announcements both during and outside of Nintendo's Switch January 2017 presentation has started to life the veil on what could be the launch software for the Nintendo Switch.

It's important to keep in mind that this is very early information, and additional announcements in the coming... Read more...

Bomberman, Street Fighter Returning On Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:02 pm PST
Total comments: 13 Source: Nintendo

Some big movers in the retro space

A couple of 90s classics will be returning to Nintendo platforms via the Switch.

Hudson and Konami will be releasing Super Bomberman R in March. The first original Bomberman game on a Nintendo console in over 15 years will feature 2 player co-op and an 8 player battle mode.

Capcom is returning...

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Coming To Switch This April Switch

by Adam Abou-Nasr - 9:43 pm PST
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

Including all DLC and new content.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe launches this April for the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo announced during their Switch event.

The best-selling Wii U game will launch on Switch with both DLC packs and new characters included; the Inklings, King Boo, Dry Bones and Bowser Jr. were announced. A new battle mode is... Read more...

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3DS Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King Jan 20

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Switch 1-2-Switch Mar 03

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Switch Just Dance 2017 Mar 03

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