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May 20, 2018

Resident Evil 7 To Come To Switch Via Cloud Play Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:38 pm PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Capcom

Not the first time we've seen this type of game on a Nintendo system.

Resident Evil 7 is coming to the Switch, but not in the way some expected.

Capcom's main office in Japan have released a video showing "Biohazard Resident Evil: Cloud" coming to Switch on Thursday (May 24). The horror title originally released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in January of 2017,... Read more...

May 17, 2018

Nintendo Downloads - May 17, 2018 Switch3DS

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

A big week for remakes and... math.

May is crawling with remakes, remasters, and pretty much every other "re" you can think of. This week's headliners are the retail duo of Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition for Switch - now with Breath of the Wild skins and all of the people getting heads caved in by Ravio - and Shin Megami Tensei:... Read more...

Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers Developers Hope For Smash Bros. Inclusion

by Neal Ronaghan - 6:00 am PDT
Total comments: 2

Could he graduate from Assist Trophy to full character?

Nintendo’s Kensuke Tanabe and Vanpool’s Jun Tsuda both hope for their character Dillon to roll into action in the next Super Smash Bros. game, as said in a recent interview.

“Wishful speaking,” Tanabe said through a translator. “But we would love it if we could see Dillon in Smash Bros.” Tsuda, the director of the Dillon games, shared the same thought.


Nintendo’s Kensuke Tanabe Has A Game Idea Starring “Super-Powered” Tingle 3DSDS

by Neal Ronaghan - 6:00 am PDT
Total comments: 5

Please Nintendo: let Vanpool make this game.

Nearly a decade has passed since the last Tingle-specific game release, but the minds behind those quirky mostly Japan-only games haven’t put the weird Zelda character to rest quite yet.

“We do have an idea for a game where Tingle turns into a super-powered being,” Nintendo’s Kensuke Tanabe... Read more...

Nintendo Publishing Bandai Namco's Go Vacation On Switch July 27

by Jacob Roberson - 5:31 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

Something to provide a nice break from Octopath.

Nintendo is reaching back to the Wii for a summer release.

A trailer was released this morning for Go Vacation, a port of the 2011 Will collection of the same name, with a July 27 launch date announced for the Switch version. Although originally developed by Bandai Namco, Nintendo will be publishing the Switch version.


May 15, 2018

Mario Tennis Aces Serves Up Pre-Launch Tournament Switch

by Donald Theriault - 11:07 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

You can try Smash, and its partners Serve and Volley.

Details have been announced for the pre-launch Mario Tennis Aces tournament.

The tournament will play out over the first weekend in June. Play begins at 9 p.m. Eastern time (6 Pacific) on June 1 and will run until 2:59 a.m. on June 4 (11:59 on June 3 PDT).

All participants will unlock a Classic Mario outfit for the final game assuming the save data for the demo is kept. The demo app is expected to launch next week.


May 13, 2018

NES Classic To Re-Release June 29 Classic

by Donald Theriault - 6:14 pm PDT
Total comments: 14 Source: Nintendo

With availability for far longer.

Nintendo promised a restock of the NES Classic in 2018, and they are delivering.

The first of the Classic Mini series of systems will return to stores on June 29, after being originally shelved in April of last year. Both it and the SNES Classic are expected to be in regular supply through the end of the year at minimum.


May 11, 2018

Inti Creates Announces New Throwback Title And Latest Gunvolt Game Switch3DS

by Donald Theriault - 8:30 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Inti Creates

Prepare to whip it good in two weeks.

The BitSummit festival in Japan has seen a couple of new announcements from Inti Creates.

Releasing first - on May 24 - is Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, developed by Inti in association with Bloodstained developer Koji Igarashi. Originally promised as a stretch goal of the Bloodstained: Ritual... Read more...

May 10, 2018

Minit To Win Spot On Switch eShop In 2018 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:37 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Seek adventure sixty seconds at a time.

One of the year's most intriguing adventure titles is coming to Switch in a hot minute.

Minit was revealed in a Japanese-language trailer confirming various independent titles coming to the Switch ahead of this weekend's BitSummit festival. No specific date was provided beyond 2018 for the game's release.


Crystal Crisis On Infinite Switches In Fall Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:28 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nicalis

Nicalis is going bonkers with crossovers.

Nicalis is leaning heavy on crossovers this year, as Blade Strangers is joined by a new puzzle/fighting hybrid.

Crystal Crisis has been tabbed for a fall release on Switch, both physically and on the eShop for US$39.99. The game is a competitive puzzle game which leans heavily on fighting game... Read more...

Minecraft Cross-Platform Patch, Physical Version For Switch Launch June 21 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:17 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Microsoft

Yes, now you can get cheevos on the Switch.

One of last E3's most interesting announcements will finally happen after this year's.

A free update to Minecraft for Switch releasing on June 21 will bring the long-promised crossplay function with Xbox One, Windows 10, and mobile versions to Switch. This includes the ability to earn Gamerscore for Xbox Live on the Switch version of Minecraft, as well as access to a community marketplace for skins.


Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Conquers Switch August 28 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:08 am PDT
Total comments: 9 Source: Nintendo

Some might call it a double cross.

Hunting parties will be forming on Switch in North America this summer.

In a Twitter announcement, Nintendo of America have confirmed Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate for an August 28 launch on Switch. The game is the localized version of Monster Hunter XX for Switch.

A 3DS version of the game was released in Japan last March, and its status is unknown for Western release.


Crash Bandicoot Trilogy Now Releasing June 29 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:27 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Activision

Shouting outside Activision's HQ works.

Gaming's most prominent bandicoot is arriving ahead of his initial schedule.

The remastered versions of the original trilogy from the PlayStation has now been announced for a June 29 release on Switch. Originally, the trilogy was announced for a July 10 release.


ARMS Demo Releasing Today Switch

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

And two can test.

It won't be necessary to wait for a Testpunch to try ARMS.

A demo for the June 2017 puncher is now live in Europe and will be live in North America shortly. "Certain" fighters are available to try in some states, for both single player and multiplayer.


Nintendo Downloads - May 10, 2018 Switch3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:06 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

Over in Japan, some stars of WiiWare are celebrating its 10th anniversary by returning.

As we approach Runner 3 Day, it's a solid-looking lineup of digital releases for the Switch this week. The headliner depending on your point of view is either the all-DLC version of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero (high recommendation from yours truly) or another One Piece adventure that's actually more expensive despite - at least in NA - no physical release. Weird.


May 9, 2018

New Switch Charging Stand Releasing On July 13

by Donald Theriault - 6:20 pm PDT
Total comments: 8 Source: Nintendo

Throw another one on the early summer pile.

Nintendo has made an already busy day just a little busier.

The North American branches have announced a new charge stand for a July 13 release, priced at US$19.99/C$24.99. The stand is adjustable and allows the system to be charged while playing in tabletop mode via a USB port on the side of the stand.


May 8, 2018

Nintendo Not Bringing Virtual Console Branding To Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:06 am PDT
Total comments: 18 Source: Kotaku

Retro games will still come, but they'll stand alone.

Among the items retired in the transition to Switch will be the Virtual Console name.

Following the announcement of Nintendo Switch Online adding enhanced NES games, Nintendo issued a statement to Kotaku regarding the status of the legacy Virtual Console service:

“There are currently no plans...

May 7, 2018

Nintendo Details Switch Online Plans Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 6:28 pm PDT
Total comments: 38 Source: Nintendo.

"Save custody" is about to become a buzzword.

Nintendo has detailed the Switch's online service, though has still not given a date beyond September.

The service will be US$19.99 or equivalent for a single account, or $34.99 for a family plan that will include up to seven other accounts. Creating a family will go live on May 15. According to... Read more...

May 3, 2018

Framed Collection Snaps Up May 17 Release

by Donald Theriault - 8:00 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Loveshack

Change the order, change the outcome.

The Framed Collection will jump into a busy week for its release.

A winner of multiple mobile awards, the two puzzle games will hit Switch on May 17 as one release. Developed by Australian developers Loveshack, the Switch version will feature a brand new interface but the same adventure based gameplay.


Nintendo Downloads - May 3, 2018 SwitchWiiU3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:04 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Presented in glorious New Funky Mode.

There's one giant... ok, I guess we can't say Rambi in the room because he's not in it, but I guess Funky Kong is. The first big release in what threatened to be a month of remakes is Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. We've got a couple of reviews from Neal and Daan if you're wondering about how Retro's best game ever transitioned to the Switch.



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