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July 12, 2018

Nintendo Downloads - July 12, 2018 Switch3DS

by Donald Theriault - 5:03 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Nintendo wants to see 30 indie games a week release on Switch. Surprisingly, they're not there yet.

Another day, another three hundred hours of gameplay onto my backlog that's growing larger than Dara O'Brian's head. Nintendo has two retail Switch games this week in Octopath Traveler and Captain Toad, who also sneaks over to the 3DS. There's also Shining Resonance Refrain, once referred to as the "bankrupt man's Tales" with a side of fetish artist, and also Alex Culafi's sleeper hit of the year in Pato Box.

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July 11, 2018

Cosmic Star Heroine Now Available For Preorder, Unlocks August 14 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:45 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Limited Run Games

Disclaimer: Post author backed the game on Kickstarter in the day

The first part of the Cosmic Star Heroine release puzzle is falling into place.

The long-awaited throwback RPG is now available for preorder on the Switch eShop, and will launch on August 14. Preordering the game will offer a 10% discount.

Limited Run Games reiterated with the announcement that a physical copy would be available "later this year or early 2019".

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New Smash Amiibo Releasing December 7; Older Models Being Reissued Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:34 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

Ridley's too big to fit in the standard box.

We have a launch date for the new round of Smash Bros series Amiibo.

Nintendo has tabbed December 7 for the release of Ridley, Inkling, and Wolf to go along with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The new figures have a US$15.99 MSRP.

Additionally, older Smash series Amiibo will be re-released at their old ($12.99) MSRP. Which ones are slated to return has not been announced.

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July 7, 2018

Free-To-Play Shooter Warframe Announced For Switch: Panic Button Porting Switch

by Donald Theriault - 3:16 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Digital Extremes

Time to get your mech on.

The Switch is about to pull in another well-known shooter.

Digital Extreme's free to play third person shooter Warframe has been announced for a Switch release. No release date has been given for the game, which has been in active service on PC and console for five years.

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July 6, 2018

Aksys Anime Expo Slate Includes Horror Visual Novel And Side-Scrollers Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:53 pm PDT
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One of the games is Indonesian.

Anime Expo continues to bring Switch releases as Aksys have announced three Switch titles and clarified a release window on a fourth.

Death Mark is the localized name for Japanese horror visual novel Shiin, which released on the eShop last week. Set in a mysterious city called "H", the game sees you... Read more...

July 5, 2018

Skullgirls: 2nd Encore Brawling On Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:42 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Lab Zero

Lab Zero's not just bringing Indivisible to us.

One of the decade's premiere fighting games is about to make its debut on Nintendo platforms.

Skullgirls: 2nd Encore has been announced for a Switch release. Developed by Lab Zero, the team behind forthcoming RPG Indivisible, the all-female fighter was originally released in 2012 and has come to multiple other platforms since.

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New Project From Zero Escape Director "Ai: The Somnium Files" Coming To Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:33 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Spike Chunsoft

We need to go way, way deeper.

Anime Expo continues to bring announcements for Switch, including the newest game from Zero Escape series creator Kotaro Uchikoshi.

AI: The Somnium Files (pronounced Ai, as in the Japanese word for love) was announced at Spike Chunsoft's Anime Expo panel. Set in a futuristic version of Tokyo, players will dive into dreams in order to solve mysteries.

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NISA Announces Switch Slate For Early 2019: Princess Training, RPG Making, Caligula Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:23 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: NIS America

The teachers knew he'd lost his head when he filled a Student Council seat with Mr. Ed.

NIS America has outlined their lineup for Switch into early 2019 ahead of this weekend's Anime Expo in Los Angeles.

In addition to locking down September 18 for Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk and November 13 for the SNK 40th Anniversary Collection, the company announced three additional RPGs are coming west: one internal project, one outsourced project, and a follow-up to a game they published last year on 3DS.

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Nintendo Downloads - July 5, 2018 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:08 am PDT
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Hang on, we're not sure if anyone in the US can hear us over the fireworks.

On the revenge of the 5th, the eShop takes the spotlight here. Among the brand new titles for North America are SpiritSphere DX and the long, long awaited Pocket Rumble, while fans of the older titles can tackle the Bowhemoth one more time in Runbow or take on a Squids Odyssey. Gearbox Publishing has also crossed over to the Switch with Burnwell, and thankfully we've been spared a tweet from the company's nominal head about it.

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July 4, 2018

Mutant Football League To Kick Off In September Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:54 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nighthawk Interactive

There's no concussion issues in this league, given that at least one team doesn't have a brain to injure.

The Switch's first gridiron football game will be a bloody affair.

September will see the release of Mutant Football League: Dynasty Edition both in stores and on the Switch eShop for US$29.99. A spiritual successor to the Mutant League sports games of the mid-1990s, the new game will feature online... Read more...

July 2, 2018

Namco Museum Arcade Pac To Launch In Stores: Combines Two eShop Titles Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:30 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Bandai Namco

We know we can probably count on at least one sale in Quebec.

Bandai Namco is rolling their arcade eShop releases into a retail package.

Namco Museum Arcade Pac has been announced for release on the Switch as an exclusive, though no release date was given. The base of the package is a combination of Namco Museum and Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus, both of which have come out on Switch in the past year.

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Mercenaries Wings Announced: Side Story To Mercenaries Chronicles Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:22 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Circle Entertainment

Circle is going to be a bit busy this year.

One of the Switch eShop's strategy titles is getting its own side story.

Mercenaries Wings: The Fallen Phoenix is a side story to the Mercenaries Saga series, which has two releases on 3DS and released in a compilation on the Switch eShop in February. Wings will take flight before the end of the year.

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June 28, 2018

Yo-Kai Watch Blasters To Bust Up 3DS September 7 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 12:01 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

Apparently bustin' doesn't make Nintendo feel good.

The Yo-Kai Watch Busters side series is finally coming west.

Nintendo have announced that the 2015 3DS action titles will be released in both North America and Europe on September 7. The series has been renamed Yo-Kai Watch Blasters, and the two versions will be the Red Cat Corps and the White Dog Squad versions.

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Nintendo Downloads - June 28, 2018 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:06 am PDT
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Spot the most cathartic game of the week and win a No-Prize (tm).

Sometimes, you just need to unload on Nazis to feel alive. That's the big one this week, as Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus lands on Switch thanks to the geniuses at Panic Button and with the help of Bethesda. But it's a big week for the card set, as there's five (or six, in Europe) retail games.... Read more...

June 25, 2018

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Receives Support For Labo In Software Update Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:44 pm PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Nintendo

Daemon x Machina with the Robot Kit? SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY.

Nintendo has begun to roll out support for Labo in other first party titles, starting with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

A software update for MK8D is now available that adds support for the Toy-Con Motorbike, a part of the Variety Kit. Turning the handlebars changes direction, while twisting the right handlebar accelerates. The accessible buttons on the controller handle items and other functions.

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June 21, 2018

Pocket Rumble Confirms July 5 Release Date Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:00 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

Let's get ready to rumble... portably.

Pocket Rumble had to undergo some additional training, but it'll be ready to fight in a couple of weeks.

The tribute to NeoGeo Pocket Color fighting games has secured a July 5 release date for both North America and Europe, with Japan to follow at an unannounced date.

Developed by a two-man team at Cardboard Robot Games, Pocket Rumble was originally featured in a Nindies Showcase video prior to Switch launch.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ Take To The Ring On September 28 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:48 am PDT
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Or roughly one DBZ anime fight from now.

Dragon Ball FighterZ will be coming early in the fall, with some bonuses.

The anime fighter will release on Switch on September 28. Preordering the game will earn two bonuses due to the later release:

A free download for the Super Famicom game Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden Early access to SSGSS versions of Goku and Vegeta

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Nintendo Downloads - June 21, 2018 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:04 am PDT
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"And on to centre court steps the lolloping frame of Luigi Mario."

A surprisingly volatile week in the retail sector sees two bigger titles hitting the court in the form of Mario Tennis Aces and The Lost Child. However, don't sleep on the third retail title; Musynx, the follow-up title to Superbeat Xonic from the same developer. The biggest indie download this week is Pode, which you might recall from the Nindies Direct a few months back.

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Nintendo Sales Panic: May 2018 US NPD Group Results Switch3DS

by Donald Theriault - 5:20 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: NPD Group

Due to pre-emptions, Numberwang aired early in the morning this month.

May's US sales results see a strong software month and explainable hardware growth for the Switch.

In the hardware front, the top earning single version of hardware was the Neon JoyCon Switch for the third consecutive month, both in units and revenue. The Switch trailed the PlayStation 4 in total system sales across all units. The Switch did outsell May 2017, but it was coming out of a hardware constraint at that point.

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June 20, 2018

Captain Toad Demo Now On European, Japanese eShops 3DSSwitch

by Donald Theriault - 11:45 am PDT
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Time to find out if you're ready for adventure.

July 13th's other release has also picked up a demo, at least in Europe and Japan.

A demo for Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker can now be downloaded on the eShops in both Europe and Japan for the puzzling port. The demo can be picked up for both the Switch and 3DS ports. No timeframe has been given for release of the demos in North America.

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