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September 6, 2018

Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD Announced For Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:20 pm PDT
Total comments: 14 Source: SquareEnix

No, that title isn't confusing at all.

SquareEnix has brought mainline Final Fantasy back to Nintendo consoles... in a fashion.

The company released a trailer for Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD on their Youtube channel earlier tonight, confirming the game for a Switch release "soon". The game has already launched on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

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Mega Man 11 Demo Released On eShop Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:03 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Capcom

The timing suggests a potential "it's out right now" was delayed.

A taste of the Blue Bomber's newest adventure is now on the eShop, and only recently appeared.

Mega Man 11, in addition to being available for pre-purchase on the eShop now, also has a demo available for download. The demo has one stage - Block Man - but multiple difficulty levels.

The demo went live at approximately 7 p.m. Eastern time, suggesting it was due to launch after the delayed Nintendo Direct.

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Nintendo Direct Delayed Following Earthquake, Landslides In Japan

by Donald Theriault - 3:47 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

At least 40 people are missing on Japan's northern island.

Nintendo has delayed the Direct scheduled to air this evening / tomorrow morning.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 has struck the Japanese island of Hokkaido, killing eight people and leaving more than 40 missing according to local media reports. Landslides were also triggered by the quake, one of the most powerful earthquakes to strike Japan in this decade.

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September 5, 2018

Nintendo Direct To Air Thursday

by Donald Theriault - 7:06 am PDT
Total comments: 20 Source: Nintendo

Four major presentations in 29 days. What we're saying is, the Switch is popular.

After the Smash Direct and two indie presentation, Nintendo has apparently cut the brake lines on the hype train.

A Nintendo Direct has been announced for 6 p.m. Eastern / 3 p.m. Pacific time on Thursday, September 6. The focus will be "around 35 minutes of information on upcoming Switch and Nintendo 3DS titles".

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September 4, 2018

Pair Of Classic Shooters Releasing On Switch This Winter Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:53 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Japanese Nintendo

Keep plugging away at Inexis and eventually, it'll un-exist.

A pair of classic arcade shooters are coming to the Switch this winter.

Irem's classic shooter duo of R-Type I and II will launch on Japanese Switches this winter as R-Type Dimensions, published by Japanese firm Tozai Games. The game will release worldwide, after initially being announced for Japan.

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September 3, 2018

Nintendo Downloads - September 3, 2018 Switch3DS

by Donald Theriault - 5:02 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

On this Labour Day, the Switch hits its 18-month anniversary and almost passes another Wii U total.

Happy Labour Day! The Switch is coming up on a magic number in North America: the Wii U released 1040 games in its lifetime in the territory, which the Switch might pass this week depending on how many things have to be added to this list post-facto (the number is currently 1017 at press time, which... Read more...

September 1, 2018

Original Valkyria Chronicles Receives October 16 Launch Date For West Switch

by Donald Theriault - 3:34 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Sega

Three weeks to beat 4. Good luck.

The original Valkyria Chronicles is launching outside Japan after all.

At a PAX West panel today, Sega confirmed the Switch remake of the 2008 strategy RPG will come to the West on October 16. The game will retail for US$19.99, and digital owners of Valkyria Chronicles 4 will receive a 25% discount from that.

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August 31, 2018

Domo Arigato: Gato Roboto To Shoot Up Switch In 2019 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:28 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Devolver

"Cats piloting mecha" means games are now taking inspiration from the NWR staff's browser history.

Devolver's 2019 lineup not only includes genocidal bananas, but also cats in robots.

Gato Roboto is the company's latest announcement, coming at PAX West and releasing wide in 2019. The game has an art style similar to recent Devolver Switch release Minit, but substitutes the overhead view for a side-scrolling exploration platformer.

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Futuristic Horror Title Observer Announced For Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:14 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Bloober Team

Fans of dystopic sci-fi should note the star.

After launching Layers of Fear: Legacy last year, Bloober Team is moving far into the future for their next project.

The Polish developer has announced Observer (stylized >observer_) for the Switch, with no release date. Set in the year 2084, the title character is a private detective named... Read more...

Travis Strikes Again Captures Bounty Of January 18 Release Switch

by Donald Theriault - 11:50 am PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo

No word on if Travis will enter the world of an untitled game about waterfowl.

For the third time on a Nintendo platform, Travis Touchdown has copped a January release.

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes has been confirmed for release on January 18, 2019. The news was revealed ahead of the PAX West show in Seattle.

A tribute to independent games, Travis Strikes Again... Read more...

La Mulana 2 Announced For Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 4:28 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Playism

Stuffed full of content. Almost like a ballot box.

A sequel to one of the last lights of WiiWare is coming to Switch "soon".

La Mulana 2 has been announced for release on Switch and other consoles. The reveal was first made by Famitsu, with a simultaneous reveal at Microsoft's indie games event prior to the PAX West expo.

No release date was given for the exploration game. Console builds are in progress, but the game just recently launched on Steam after a Kickstarter campaign.

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August 30, 2018

Shovel Knight: King Of Cards Dated, Coming With Multiplayer Game SwitchWiiU3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:36 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: IGN

And release dates for a Switch physical version and the Amiibo. (Hint: They're all the same.)

The Yacht Club Games team have revealed the release date for the final story expansion for their long-running success story.

Shovel Knight: King of Cards was revealed by IGN to be releasing on April 9 for both North America and Europe. Alongside it will be a release of Shovel Knight: Showdown, a multiplayer focused expansion with a story mode that features the knights battling in modes including a treasure hunting mode and a fighting game.

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The Escapists Remanded To Switch Later This Year Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:00 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Team17

These prisons aren't as bad as Burnside. Allegedly.

The Escapists 2 came out in January, and now its predecessor game has been remanded to Switch Penitentiary.

Team17 have confirmed that they are bringing The Escapists, a 2015 co-op escape game, to Switch later this year. Officially known as the Complete Edition, the Switch version will include nine DLC maps, including one that has never been seen on console previously known as Fhurst Peak.

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eShop Maintenance Scheduled For Today, To Last Ten Hours *UPDATED*

by Donald Theriault - 4:38 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

The happening bunker is now open.

UPDATE: The maintenance has been pushed back to Monday, September 10. Original story follows.

A major maintenance period for all of the Nintendo shopping services will be going on in a few hours.

Nintendo's network status page is indicating that all shopping services including the web store... Read more...

August 29, 2018

Dragalia Lost Detailed In Nintendo Direct Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 8:54 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

Stick to the wyrmite and it should all be OK.

Nintendo's latest mobile effort debuts on September 27, and they rolled out details about the game in a Direct earlier this evening.

The unnamed main character is a Pactbound, a human who formed a pact with a dragon known as Midgarsormr, and is the seventh in line to the throne of his kingdom. The Kingdom of Alberia is protected by Sacred Shards, whose powers are fading.

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Dragalia Lost Direct To Air Tonight: Launch Details Announced Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 6:15 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

Find out more later tonight.

Nintendo's next mobile game will be out in late September, and we'll have more details tonight.

Dragalia Lost, Nintendo's co-developed original title, will release on September 27 in the United States, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau. Other countries will roll out in the future.

More details about the game will be revealed in a Nintendo Direct airing tonight at 11:30 p.m. Eastern time, 8:30 p.m. Pacific.

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August 28, 2018

Remaster Of Original Onimusha To Slice Up Switch In January Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:51 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Capcom

Capcom is going way back for this one.

Capcom is remastering another one of their PlayStation 2 titles for Switch, which is so old as to tout analog controls as a new feature.

Onimusha Warlords, the original game in Capcom's early-2000's samurai series, will be remade for Switch. The remaster will launch on January 15, 2019 for US$19.99.

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Wasteland 2 To Release September 13 Switch

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

A new lead on the busy RPG month.

The wasteland awaits near the end of the northern summer.

inXile Entertainment have confirmed a September 13 release date for Wasteland 2 on Switch. The post-apocalyptic sequel to the 1988 classic computer RPG can be preloaded now.

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Nindies Showcase Summer 2018 Roundup Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 9:23 am PDT
Total comments: 1

Into the Breach is out right now, and also a whole mess of other games ranging from TowerFall to Untitled Goose Game were shown.

Into the Breach, Samurai Gunn 2, and TowerFall headlined the reveals during Nintendo’s Nindies Showcase Summer 2018. Into the Breach, from the creators of FTL, is available today following its February 2018 PC launch.

TowerFall for Nintendo Switch was shown, revealing a new six-player mode,... Read more...

Nintendo Announces Smash Limited Edition And Pro Controller, New Refreshes For Games And 2DSXL Switch3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:23 am PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Nintendo

The big day is September 28, though others may point to December.

Nintendo has announced a few refreshes and some new Smashing gear today.

A special edition of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been announced that includes a black and white Switch Pro Controller with the game, as well as a steelbook case containing Smash Ultimate. The special edition has a US$139.99 MSRP, with the Pro Controller launching at $74.99. Both products will be available from December 7.

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