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February 24, 2017

Axiom Verge For Wii U Getting Physical Release WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 8:46 am PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Badland Games

Don't disable the disc drive just yet.

Another Wii U indie hit will be getting a disc release soon.

Developer Thomas Happ has announced a deal with BadLand Games to create a physical version of Axiom Verge for the Wii U, as well as the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4. No release date has been given for the new version, which will retail for $29.99/€29.99/£24.99.

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Snipperclips Confirmed For Day One On Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:08 am PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

Cuts through the red tape.

All territories will be seeing some unique Nintendo-published eShop action on March 3.

Snipperclips - Cut It Out, Together has been confirmed to be coming to the Switch eShop in all territories on the system's launch day for US$19.99/€19.99/equivalent. A free demo of the title will also be available.

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February 23, 2017

Nintendo Downloads - February 23, 2017 WiiU3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:08 am PST
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

The final week of a two-system economy.

This week's downloads mark the end of an era, as next week we welcome a new console to the list (and they will be ALL OVER the thing). But the existing systems aren't going quietly, unless you're a 3DS owner in Europe. The Wii U has a pretty big deal with the release of forma.8, the last Nindies @ Home game to launch before the Switch. Longtime friend of the site and new NWR staffer Casey Gibson reviewed it for us, so check that out.

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FAST RMX, Shovel Knight Launching With Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:25 am PST
Total comments: 8 Source: Nintendo

Also, feel free to load up on eShop cards now.

The Switch will have major indie love on opening day.

Nintendo has confirmed in a press statement that both Shin'en Multimedia's FAST RMX and Yacht Club Games's Shovel Knight will launch with the system in North America on March 3. Shovel Knight will include the Treasure Trove collection, as well... Read more...

February 21, 2017

Nintendo Adds User IDs Ahead of Switch Release

by Kimberly Keller - 11:49 am PST
Total comments: 18 Source: Nintendo

Grab yours now before ZeldaFan1986 is gone.

Nintendo quietly added User IDs to their account system over the weekend. Users can now log on to their Nintendo Accounts at any time to claim one.

IDs must be a minimum of six characters and can be edited after you've locked in your initial choice. Better hurry and choose yours now since, as with most online systems, duplicates will not be accepted.

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February 20, 2017

Harvest Moon 64 Releasing On WIi U Virtual Console Thursday WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 5:11 pm PST
Total comments: 15 Source: Natsume

Step 1: Greenhouse. Step 2: ? Step 3: PROFIT!

An often-requested rare title from the Nintendo 64 will hit Virtual Console for Wii U in both North America and Europe this week.

Harvest Moon 64 will release on Thursday for standard N64 Virtual Console pricing ($9.99 in NA, €9.99/£8.99 in Europe/UK). The US version will release on both stores, and this Wii U release will be the first time the game launched in Europe.

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February 17, 2017

NIS America Press Event: Culdecept Revolt And RPG Maker FES Localized, Disgaea 5 Complete Dated 3DSSwitch

by Donald Theriault - 7:47 pm PST
Total comments: 4 Source: NIS America

Prepare for about ten thousand hours of level grinding.

NIS America announced a few upcoming titles at a press event this evening in Los Angeles.

In a stunning development Culdecept Revolt, the 2016 card battling game published by Nintendo in Japan, will be localized by NISA this summer. This is the first Culdecept title to release outside Japan since the Xbox 360 version came out in 2008.

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February 16, 2017

Nintendo Sales Panic: January 2017 US NPD Group Results 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 3:56 pm PST
Total comments: 3 Source: NPD Group

A lot of role playing in the 3DS top 10.

A light January for Nintendo releases and supply issues caused a bit of a hardware slump in the January US sales survey issued by the NPD Group.

In hardware, supply constraints for the 3DS and the Wii U in the wake of the Switch announcement actually caused the NES Classic (itself supply constrained)... Read more...

Switch User Interface Revealed Switch

by Donald Theriault - 1:20 pm PST
Total comments: 6 Source: vid.me

A broken street date means we have new details on the Switch's operations.

A retailer inadvertently breaking street date on the Switch has resulted in a video of the system OS surfacing.

The video, first posted by a user on the NeoGAF (post 592) message boards, shows the setup process for the system and a few options.

Notably, the eShop requires a system update to function and the system appears to support full RGB output (2:25).

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Nintendo Downloads - February 16, 2017 3DSWiiU

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

All the #GreatestTankBattles, but without Auston Matthews waiting at the end.

Your big game for the week in both North America and the PAL regions is Tank Troopers. The six-player local multiplayer (I find your lack of online disturbing...) tank combat game featured the Codename STEAM semi-memorial sing-along trailers, but will probably outsell Intelligent System's title when it's all said and done.

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February 15, 2017

Fire Emblem Heroes Swaps Heroes And Permanently Adjusts Stamina Costs Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 7:08 am PST
Total comments: 5 Source: Fire Emblem Heroes

Finally, you don't have to see Takumi every time.

Fire Emblem Heroes is changing up the roster and retaining some popular launch promotions.

A new hero set called "Family Bonds" replaced the two standing pools in today's update. The new pool's 5* Focus characters are from the GBA's Sacred Stones (Eirika, Ephraim) and the Japanese-exclusive Genealogy of the Holy War (Seliph, Julia). The first Paralogues and other quests, some of which require the focus characters, have also been added.

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Pokemon Go Expanding Johto Selection Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 6:56 am PST
Total comments: 3 Source: Niantic

80% of the second generation will soon be available.

The Pokédex in Pokémon Go is about to get an infusion of entries.

Niantic announced earlier today that later this week, eighty Pokémon that debuted in Pokémon Gold and Silver will be added to the available roster. This will be in addition to the baby Pokémon that debuted late last year, but will not include legendaries.

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February 14, 2017

World Of Goo Switch To Have Touch, Pointer Control Options Switch

by James Charlton and Donald Theriault - 6:10 pm PST
Total comments: 8 Source: Tomorrow Corporation

There's a lot of power in the JoyCons.

The upcoming Switch port of World of Goo will have plenty of control options.

Tomorrow Corporation, the publishers of the game, have confirmed on Twitter that a touchscreen option for tablet/tabletop mode and a pointer mode for TV play will both be available.

@MCX316 They will have both

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Expansion Pass Announced For Breath Of The Wild WiiUSwitch

by Donald Theriault - 5:22 am PST
Total comments: 36 Source: Nintendo

Both versions can add on more content throughout 2017.

For the first time ever, a mainline Zelda game will offer downloadable content.

Nintendo announced today that both the Wii U and Switch versions of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will feature an "Expansion Pass" available from day 1. For US$19.99/€19.99/£17.99, the pack will unlock... Read more...

February 12, 2017

Splatoon 2 To Have Global Testfire; Adds LAN And Spectator Mode Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:28 am PST
Total comments: 3 Source: Squid Research

A busy weekend down at Squid Research.

New details have emerged from Squid Research regarding some of Splatoon 2's options for private battles, as well as a chance to play with its new weapons.

There will be a Global Testfire held for Splatoon 2 the weekend of March 24-26 (US time). The global demos will be one hour long and feature testing for four weapons including the Splat Duelies. Demo times are as follows (all times US Pacific or GMT -8):

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February 9, 2017

No New Skylanders Game This Year SwitchWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 1:55 pm PST
Total comments: 11 Source: Activision

Imaginators will continue to expand.

Activision is taking a year off from new Skylanders.

In their quarterly earnings call a short time ago, the company announced that there would not be a new Skylanders console game this calendar year, as has happened every year since 2011. This is aside from the Switch port of Skylanders Imaginators that will launch on March 3 with the system.

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Nintendo Downloads - February 9, 2017 3DSWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 6:05 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Anime for all, strategy RPGs for some.

This week's download slate is a tad light for North America. Perhaps the biggest deal is either the Azure Striker Gunvolt anime now being available to purchase on 3DS, with your choice of subs and / or dubs to perfectly bridge that debate. Also, there's a crossbuy planting game in the form of Plantera for those who have both a Wii U and a 3DS available.

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February 8, 2017

Pokemon Go Valentine's Event Announced Mobi

by Kimberly Keller - 3:42 pm PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Niantic

Love is in the air... if you love pink Pokemon.

Pokémon Go's latest event was announced this morning, and they're going all out for Valentine's Day. From a pink palette to sweet candies, Niantic is diving headfirst into seasonal love clichés.

Starting today, trainers can earn double the amount of candy for every Pokémon they catch, hatch... Read more...

E3 2017 To Open To The Public

by Donald Theriault - 8:47 am PST
Total comments: 7 Source: GameSpot

15,000 people will get to stand in some very long lines.

The biggest North American gaming trade show is throwing their doors open to the public.

The Entertainment Software Association announced today that the June 13-15 show will have a limited number of tickets sold for entry. 15,000 tickets will be made available on Monday, February 13 at a early-bird cost of US$150 for the three days. Should any tickets be left, the price will increase to $250.

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Puyo Puyo Tetris Lands In West Late April Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:24 am PST
Total comments: 7 Source: Sega PR

A large dump of multiplayer Switch goodness near the end of the month.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will have some competition in the multiplayer Switch space when it launches.

Sega confirmed today in a press statement that Puyo Puyo Tetris would release on the Switch April 25 for North America, and April 28 for Europe. The digital version will be US$29.99, while a physical version will be available for $39.99 that includes specially designed keychains.

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