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April 10, 2018

Mega Man X Legacy Collections Announced Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:50 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Capcom

When it comes to blue robots firing Hadoukens, there's no power greater than X.

The Mega Man revival on Switch will continue past the original Legacy Collections in May.

After announcing that all of the Mega Man X games would come to Switch in 2018 at the Mega Man 11 announcement stream last year, Capcom confirmed today that they would come in the form of Mega Man X Legacy... Read more...

April 9, 2018

Etrian Odyssey X Announced In Japan 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 8:13 pm PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Atlus

How many dungeons is too many? We'll find out in August (in Japan).

The Etrian series will be getting one more round on the 3DS.

Atlus has revealed Etrian Odyssey X for an August 2 release in Japan. Serving as a celebration of the series, every class ever featured in an Etrian game plus the new Hero class will be available. There will be multiple dungeons spread across a giant world map as well.

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April 6, 2018

SNK 40th Anniversary Collection Announced For Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:46 am PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: NIS America

We'll travel back to 1988, but we'll need to make a pitstop in 1997 along the way.

The NIS America/SNK partnership has expanded in an unexpected fashion.

NISA will be publishing a SNK 40th Anniversary Collection this fall, with the Switch being the first console announced. The collection will focus on earlier titles in the SNK catalogue, and will be co-developed with Digital Eclipse (Mega Man Legacy Collection) for 1080p graphics and additional features.

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April 5, 2018

Can Of Shaq-Fu Opening Up On Switch In Early June Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:19 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Wired Productions

Including some news for early adopters of NBA Playgrounds.

The Big Kusoge is coming to Switch in early June.

Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn has been tabbed for a June 5 release for the Switch. A digital copy of the game will be US$19.99 while a physical copy that includes unspecified DLC will be $39.99.

Owners of NBA Playgrounds on Switch prior to June 10, 2017 will be receiving a free digital copy of the game when it releases.

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Battle Chasers: Nightwar Releasing May 15 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:07 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: THQ

The oft-delayed tribute finally has a confirmed date.

Battle Chasers: Nightwar finally has a locked-down date for its Switch release.

The tribute to classic RPGs will release on Switch May 15 for US$39.99/€39.99/£34.99, both digitally and physically. A dungeon crawling RPG, Battle Chasers was announced for Switch in a Nintendo Direct last year.

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Team17 Drops Raging Justice Release Details, Debuts Mugsters Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:00 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Team17

The cops and a fish out of water dispense justice.

Team17 has announced a new title and a release date today ahead of PAX East's opening.

Raging Justice, a modern take on the brawler, will land on Switch on May 8. Two police officers named Nikki Rage and Rick Justice will be joined by the young Ashley King as they fight to save Big Smoke City from a criminal horde. A wide variety of weapons will be at their disposal.

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Nintendo Downloads - April 5, 2017 Switch3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:07 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

The President has been kidnapped by ninjas. At this point, they can keep him.

The start of the second quarter - in the case of a Sunday, April 1 release, literally - sees a fair number of titles popping into the Switch. Penny-Punching Princess punches its way into North American shops this week, while The Adventure Pals and Infernium provide interesting takes on the adventure game genre.

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Firewatch Spotted For Spring Switch Release Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:38 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Campo Santo

The adventure index is now at "high".

Campo Santo's debut title is coming to the Switch in short order.

Firewatch has been announced for a spring release on the Switch. The first-person narrative adventure is set in the deep woods of Wyoming in 1989, with only a walkie-talkie connecting the player to the outside world.

Campo Santo is a development studio founded by ex-Telltale Games staff who worked on 2012's The Walking Dead, among other titles.

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April 4, 2018

Award-Winning First Person Puzzler The Spectrum Retreat Due For Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:00 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Ripstone

Among the things the developer is younger than: Super Mario 64.

A first person puzzle title that has already been lauded for quality is coming to Switch this year.

Ripstone have announced that they are working with developer Dan Smith to bring the full version of The Spectrum Retreat to Switch this year. The first person narrative/puzzle game is set in an unusual hotel.

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April 3, 2018

New Switch Racer BAFL Foregoes Brakes On April 19 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:01 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Playdius

So what happens at the end of the race, or do we just run out of fuel?

A new arcade racer will be pulling into the eShop in a couple of weeks, provided it can stop.

Playdius has announced BAFL - Brakes Are For Losers for release on the Switch. Originally outed for an April 19 release by Nintendo's eShop page online, the publisher confirmed the date today along with a US$4.99/€4.99 price.

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Double Cross Emerges From The Rift In Summer Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:00 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: 13AM Games

The newest title from 13AM Games is finally here.

Runbow might be hitting Switch this month, but the newest adventure from 13AM Games will follow in the summer.

After a Twitter tease yesterday, the Toronto-based developer has revealed their newest title Double Cross, which is slated for a summer release on Switch. The star of Double Cross is Zhara,... Read more...

March 29, 2018

Satirical Adventure Title No Escape Voted Into Switch For 2018 Release Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:00 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: No More Robots

Hello, bouncer 112.

Prepare to earn a payslip for a tough day's work on Switch this year.

No More Robots will release Not Tonight later this year. Set in an alternate version of the United Kingdom, the satricial adventure sees players serve as a bouncer for pubs, parties, and other establishments to earn enough money to stay in the country.

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Nintendo Downloads - March 29, 2018 Switch3DSWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 6:06 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

We really need to apply Wheel of Fortune rules to some of these releases.

As befitting the last days of the fiscal quarter - and in most cases, the fiscal year - there's a healthy lineup of new titles to get you hopping into the Easter weekend. The big ones are a couple of RPGs - The Alliance Alive for the 3DS, since *someone* wants to still localize things, and the Atelier series returning to Nintendo platforms.

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March 28, 2018

Regalia Crowned With April 12 Release Date Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:30 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Crunching Koalas

No word on the end of the sudden JRPG obsession with atomic bombs.

A modern take on the JRPG will be available in a couple of weeks.

Publisher Crunching Koalas have confirmed that Regalia: Of Man and Monarchs - Royal Edition will be available for the Switch on April 12 for US$24.99. Originally, the game was tabbed for a Q1 release date.

A modern take on the JRPG, Regalia is a 40-50 hour long JRPG, and the Switch edition will have new characters and content in its "Royal Edition".

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Dragon Quest XI For Switch 2019 Or Later In West: 3DS Version Not Being Localized Switch3DS

by Donald Theriault - 7:18 am PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: IGN

A Slime approaches... very slowly.

Nintendo fans will have a long wait for the next Dragon Quest title.

In a statement following the confirmation today of Dragon Quest XI's overseas release for PC via Steam and PlayStation 4, Square Enix confirmed that the Switch version is coming "much later" while the 3DS version would not be localized.

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March 27, 2018

Kirby Star Allies 2.0 Update Now Live: New Friends Join The Party Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:43 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Get your bird, fish, and galaxy-destroying monstrosity on.

Dream Land residents can now bring in some long-lost friends as Star Allies.

The version 2.0 update for Kirby Star Allies is now available for download. The update adds in five late 90s Kirby characters, as promised in the last Nintendo Direct.

Rick, Coo, and Kine from Kirby's Dream Land 2, Marx from the Kirby Super Star games, and Gooey from Kirby's Dream Land 3 can be summoned at Dream Palaces throughout the game.

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March 23, 2018

PixelJunk Returns, Steins;Gate Debuting On Switch In North America This Year Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:00 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Spike Chunsoft

Don't shift out of this timeline.

Spike Chunsoft's new North American publishing branch has a couple of Switch titles ready for this year.

PixelJunk Monsters 2 from Q Games will be the first to launch on May 25. The original title was a 2016 Wii U eShop release, and the sequel to the tower defense title will have four player online co-op.

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ClusterPuck 99 Scores March 29 Release Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:39 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: CoatSink

We're really dancing around that word.

Switch parties had basketball, and now they've got a new sport to toy with.

ClusterPuck 99 will launch next Thursday on the Switch eShop in all territories. Pricing has been set at US$9.99/€8.49/£7.69/¥1100.

Up to 8 players can play locally in multiplayer and try to score while dodging dangerous and often fatal obstacles. Stat tracking and instant replays are also available.

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Arcade Archives Punch-Out Makes Weight, Releasing March 30 In Japan Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:21 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Hamster

Time to give Glass Joe his 19th loss.

Nintendo's Arcade Archives will add its third title next week, according to a Hamster livestream.

The Arcade Archives version of Punch-Out!! has been announced for a March 30 release in Japan. Traditionally, Hamster Arcade Archives releases have released worldwide on the same date.

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March 22, 2018

Nintendo Downloads - March 22, 2018 Switch3DS

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

The biggest mystery is if my debit card will actually work on the Wii Shop.

IMPORTANT NOTE: For those looking to buy off the Wii Shop, points can only be added to the shop until Monday at 1pm Pacific time. Purchases with points will work until January, but the points must be loaded by the deadline.

As most of the industry's attention is focused on stuff coming out later... Read more...

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