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January 23, 2019

Indie Highlights Recap - January 23 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:31 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

European indies dropping bombs over here.

Nintendo of Europe and prominent independent developers made a host of announcements in today's Indie Highlights video.

Wargroove and SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech were announced, with the former releasing on February 1 and the latter in 2019. Plug-In Digital presented Double Kick Heroes, a... Read more...

Wargroove Takes To The Battlefield February 1 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:27 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Chucklefish

The armies of war are steadily advancing.

After nearly two years of waiting, we finally have a date for Wargroove.

The Chucklefish-published strategy RPG in the vein of Advance Wars and its predecessors will launch on February 1 for Switch. It was originally announced in a 2017 Nindie Showcase video.

A cinematic trailer is now available:


SteamWorld Crosses To RPGs With SteamWorld Quest Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:21 am PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Thunderful

I think we can dig that.

The SteamWorld robots are crossing into another new genre.

Thunderful announced SteamWorld Quest: Epic of Gilgamech in today's Indie Highlights video, for a 2019 release. As with previous SteamWorld titles, Quest is a side-scrolling game, though with a focus on card-based combat.

It is not known where on the series timeline Quest will be placed.


January 22, 2019

Nintendo Sales Party: December 2018 US NPD Group Results Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:42 pm PST
Total comments: 1 Source: NPD Group

You know it's a good month when Nintendo even wins accessories.

December 2018 saw Nintendo walk off with multiple sales records, according to the NPD Group.

All sales figures for the period of December 2 - January 5, and refer to revenue figures unless noted.

In hardware, the Switch was the best selling console of the month with the highest dollar sales... Read more...

Knights of Pen and Paper Double Pack Coming Physically To Switch

by Perry Burkum - 10:53 am PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Super Rare Games

Courtesy of Super Rare Games

Super Rare Games (SRG) keeps on doing their thing with their newest set of releases Knights of Pen and Paper, as well as it's sequel Knights of Pen and Paper II. This will be SRG's 11th and 12th release, and will feature:

- Two fully assembled switch games, each with a (lick-able) cartridge


"Indie Highlights" Video To Air Tomorrow From Nintendo Of Europe

by Donald Theriault - 6:12 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo of Europe

Last time, we went to prison. This time...

Nintendo of Europe will be showing another Indie Highlights video tomorrow.

The presentation will air at 1500 CET / 9 a.m. Eastern time. It isn't known what will be in the presentation, but the focus will be on independent titles hitting Switch in 2019.

The last video from NoE focused on indies released August 20, and featured release dates of The Messenger and Windjammers, plus the stealth launch of Bad North and Prison Architect.


Official Smash Bros Ultimate, Splatoon 2 Tournaments Announced: Finals At PAX East Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:53 am PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

If you want to ship up to Boston, here's your chance.

Nintendo will be holding a couple of large tournaments over the next two months ahead of PAX East.

The Super Smash Bros Ultimate North American Open and Splatoon 2 North American Inkling Open will have online qualifiers in February, with Smash Bros's extending into March, with the grand finals to be held at the PAX East expo in Boston on March 30. Registration for the events is now live: Smash, Splatoon 2.


January 21, 2019

Nintendo Downloads - January 24, 2019 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:30 am PST
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It's dystopic platformer time.

Good to see you made it this week, thought you were still busy with Vesperia. What's looking hot?

We've got the opening of an apparent winter of Devolver, as their "dystopian" platformer Pikuniku is out this week. The F2P shooter Smite comes out on Thursday with a Founder's Pack available, and the Patrick Stewart-narrated My Memory of Us.


January 18, 2019

Cross Platform Fighter Power Rangers: Battle For The Grid Strikes In April Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:39 am PST
Total comments: 7 Source: Hasbro

No word on if Rita will be available after taking over the land of the dead in Fire Emblem Heroes.

As part of the series's 25th anniversary, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is getting a new cross-series fighting game.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid is a 2D fighting game slated for Switch release in April, digitally for $19.99 US for the base edition. A Digital Deluxe package, containing three additional characters with story modes, will be $39.99.


January 17, 2019

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth Rated For English Release 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 5:23 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Australian Classification Board

We probably won't hear about it until after Nexus, though.

What could possibly be the final major third party 3DS localization has received a rating in Australia, heavily hinting toward a localized version.

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth has received a "M" (Mature) rating in Australia. The rating lists "Multi Platform", but in Australia most titles are submitted with that platform choice by default.


Game Freak-Developed Action Platformer Giga Wrecker Alt Releasing Soon On Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:12 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Rising Star Games

And for the curious, drills are involved.

Another one of Game Freak's side projects will be coming to Switch soon.

Rising Star Games will publish Giga Wrecker Alt, a console version of a sidescrolling platformer that was previously available on Steam's Early Access, "soon" according to a new trailer. A limited physical version will be available from Limited Run Games as well.


January 16, 2019

Ghosts 'N Goblins, Ninja Gaiden Add SP Versions In Switch Online Update Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 5:22 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Wait, these games have endings?

The Nintendo Switch Online update today has brought the opportunity to beat two of the NES's most infamously difficult games.

Ghosts 'n Goblins and Ninja Gaiden were this month's recipients of SP versions for the service. Ghosts 'n Goblins picks up in stage 6 with the Dagger equipped, but still requires a second playthrough for the true ending.


January 15, 2019

Three New Nintendo 3DS Selects Titles Revealed 3DS

by Matthew Zawodniak - 7:13 pm PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

It's the rarest of birds: Nintendo price drops.

Three titles will be coming to the Nintendo Selects line in North America on February 4.

Super Mario Maker, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D and Star Fox 64 3D are the newest top sellers to be added to the 3DS's discount line. The games will retail for US$19.99/C$29.99, both in stores and on the eShop.


New Degrees Of Separation Trailer Explains Gameplay Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:00 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Modus

Do you think love can bloom in an action platformer?

The Chris Avellone-penned Degrees of Separation is just under a month away, and the developers have provided new details about its unique gameplay.

A five minute video has been posted by the developers, showing off the abilities of the game's characters Ember and Rime. Narration will be provided by Kira Buckland, the voice of 2B in 2017's Nier: Automata and Eirika/Katarina in Fire Emblem Heroes.


January 14, 2019

Super Nintendo Password PAX 2019 Panel

by Perry Burkum, Casey Gibson, and Neal Ronaghan - 2:31 pm PST
Total comments: 1


Are you going to PAX South this week? Then don't miss out on one of NWR's panels "Super Nintendo Password"!

The Rules are simple: Each puzzle is described by 5 passwords, by which our special guests gives a one-worded clue to their team mate. If the guesser doesn’t guess the password correctly... Read more...

Nintendo Downloads - January 17, 2019 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:30 am PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

No charging up lightsabers this time, it seems.

Huh, maybe the bold text isn't gonna show up thi-

Sorry for being late, was watching GDQ VODs. What's up this week?

Right. The big one this week is Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes, which is being distributed by Nintendo hence the Friday release. Onimusha Remastered from Capcom is their most important re-release of the month, and a game that's been in the hopper long enough that I played it at PAX East is coming with YIIK.


January 10, 2019

Final Fantasies Flooding April: X Series And Zodiac Age Launching Two Weeks Apart Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:20 am PST
Total comments: 7 Source: SquareEnix

"I am the leading man. Might need to do something heroic."

April is quickly flooding with massive RPGs.

SquareEnix have announced that Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD will release for Switch on April 16, with Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age following on the 30th of April. Both games are slated to receive physical releases.

The enhanced versions of the PlayStation 2 classics were announced with a large group of Final Fantasy titles in last September's Nintendo Direct.


January 8, 2019

January Games For Nintendo Switch Online Revealed Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 5:55 pm PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

We have our first split for the game list.

January will see a couple of side-scrolling adventures made available for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers.

Zelda II: The Adventures of Link and Sunsoft's Blaster Master will be available in all territories on January 16. The pair of 1988 (Western) action titles will bring the number of games available to 31.


Yoshi's Crafted World, Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn Build March Releases Switch3DS

by Donald Theriault - 5:46 pm PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

Figures Yoshi would avoid April.

Kirby and Yoshi will be charming Nintendo fans in a couple of months.

Yoshi's Crafted World will release for the Switch on March 29, while Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn for 3DS will precede it on March 8. Both titles will retail for standard Nintendo of America MSRPs ($59.99/$39.99 for Yoshi and Kirby respectively).


Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen Strikes Switch April 23

by Donald Theriault - 7:06 am PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Capcom

Let's roll.

A hidden Capcom gem has been announced for a Switch version.

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen, originally released in 2013, will hit Switch on April 23. Inspired by Western RPGs like The Elder Scrolls and Fable, the created player character sets out to destroy a world-ending dragon.

Dragon's Dogma is known for its "pawn" system, in which the character forms a party of four with two members generated by other players via the Internet.



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