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June 12, 2018

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Announced: Features Every Character In The Series Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:43 am PDT
Total comments: 9 Source: Nintendo

Yes, everyone. Even the third party characters. And him. And her.

Super Smash Bros. for Switch will be the biggest crossover in the history of video games.

Every character who has ever been playable in a Smash Bros game - even DLC, or characters like Ice Climbers and Pichu, will be playable. Although the initial roster will be based on the original game, the unlocking of characters will be streamlined. In addition to the new Inklings, the other new fighter in the game will be the long-awaited Ridley.


Dragon Ball FighterZ Coming to Switch Switch

by Adam Abou-Nasr - 9:42 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Nintendo


Dragon Ball 2D fighting game Dragon Ball FighterZ is coming to Switch in 2018, Nintendo announced today.

The popular Bandai Namco fighting game spans the Dragon Ball universe and pulls its art style straight from the anime. Dragon Ball FighterZ originally launched in January 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.


Octopath Traveler Second Demo Incoming Switch

by Adam Abou-Nasr - 9:26 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

Octopath still looks beautiful.

Octopath Traveler's second demo is coming June 14, Nintendo announced today. The highly anticipated SquareEnix RPG features a branching story with eight playable characters.

The developers previously detailed changes implemented after getting feedback from the first demo. Octopath Traveler launches July 13.


Mew To Be Included In Each Poke Ball Plus Switch

by Bryan Rose - 9:21 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: E3 2018 Direct

One down, 150 to go.

Mew will be in each Pokeball Plus this fall.

It was announced on today's Nintendo Direct that the Pokeball Go Plus will come with the 151st Pokemon, Mew, upon launch. Previously, the only way to obtain Mew in Pokemon Go was to complete a series of story events that would allow you to capture the legendary upon completion.


Hollow Knight, Fortnite Releasing Today: Overcooked 2, Killer Queen Black Announced Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:20 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

Will the eShop survive?

The Switch is getting two big indie hitters today and two more in the coming months.

In addition to the heavily rumored Fortnite, Hollow Knight will make its console debut later today on the eShop. Fortnite will be a free download and include the Battle Royale mode, while Hollow Knight will include the PC version's DLC.


Super Mario Party Revealed For Switch Switch

by Xander Morningstar and Mitchell Parton - 9:19 am PDT
Total comments: 6

Put your Switches together for a Joy-Con party!

Nintendo revealed that Super Mario Party will be the next entry in the party game franchise. The Direct Tuesday showed a new tank minigame with split screen and gameplay among multiple Switch consoles. The trailer showed Switch consoles playing side by side on a table.

Pom-Pom, Diddy Kong, Dry...

Xenoblade 2 Prequel DLC Announced Switch

by Adam Abou-Nasr - 9:16 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

Torna~The Golden Country

Nintendo revealed Xenoblade 2's next DLC, Torna: The Golden Country, during its E3 event. The prequel story covers a struggle for Torna against the Aegis, featuring new playable characters and returning story characters.

Torna: The Golden Country is set for September. The Expansion Pass which included the Golden Country will be sold as a code-in-a-box on September 21.


Fire Emblem: Three Houses Revealed: Spring 2019 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:13 am PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo Direct

Lucky number 16 is coming next year.

Fire Emblem is coming to the Switch in 2019.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses was tabbed for a Spring 2019 release. Troop and squadron movement, the ability to have characters train in weapons, and full 3D movement were shown off.

The game will be set in a world called Foldan, where the Church of Seiros is the dominant force. A player protagonist meets three central characters, named Edelgard, Dimitri, and Claude.


Daemon X Machina Revealed For Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:08 am PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo

A marvelous Direct opener.

Nintendo's 2018 Direct opened with a 2019 mech game.

Developed by Marvelous using Unreal Engine 4, Daemon X Machina was tabbed for a 2019 release. The video shows combat between smaller human-sized mechs and larger mechs. Specifically, mechs appear to be termed "arsenals" in the game, and are fully... Read more...

Hyper Sports R Taking Its Mark On Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:20 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Konami

No release date as of yet.

Konami is coming back to the Switch with another throwback to the company's distant past.

Hyper Sports R, a new version of their 1984 sports title Hyper Olympic (later released on the NES as part of Track and Field) has been announced for Switch. The button mashing of the original arcade game appears to be replaced with Joy-Con shaking.


June 11, 2018

Starlink: Battle For Atlas Launching October 16: Adding Star Fox Team To Switch Version Switch

by Donald Theriault - 2:09 pm PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Ubisoft

W-w-w-wing damage.

Ubisoft's intergalactic adventure has gotten some help from the Lylat system.

Starlink: Battle for Atlas has been announced for an October 16 release, and the Switch version will include an exclusive appearance from the Star Fox team. Shigeru Miyamoto appeared at Ubi's presentation for the second consecutive year and received the first Arwing model that will be compatible with Starlink.


Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: Donkey Kong Adventure Taking Off June 26 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 1:48 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Ubisoft

The DLC is finally dated.

Ubisoft has finally unleashed the long awaited DLC for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle featuring Donkey Kong.

The Donkey Kong Adventure pack will be available for individual purchase on June 26, with holders of the season pass getting the pack on June 25. A Cranky Rabbid - or at least, a Rabbid with a long beard - appears to join DK and Rabbid Peach in the trailer shown below. Four brand new environments are promised for the expansion.


Trials Rising Launching February 2019 For Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 1:33 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Ubisoft

Learn how to crash. A lot.

The Trials series is about to make its debut on Nintendo systems.

Ubisoft's E3 presentation featured the debut of Trials Rising, a February 2019 release for Switch. The long-running motorcycle series will feature tutorials designed by expert players of previous Trials titles.

A beta for the game is now taking applications at the game's website.


Just Dance 2019 Coming To Switch, Wii, Wii U October 23 WiiUWiiSwitch

by Donald Theriault - 1:27 pm PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Ubisoft

Which one of those platforms do you think is the typo?

The Wii and Wii U are still getting releases in October of 2018.

Along with the Switch, the legacy Nintendo platforms will receive their annual Just Dance release with Just Dance 2019, scheduled for release on October 23. Artists confirmed for the game include Bruno Mars and Cardi B ("Finesse"), Daddy Yankee ("Shaky Shaky"), and Mayra Veronica ("Mama Mia").


Limited Run Announces New Switch Slate, Including Never-Before Released Games Switch

by Donald Theriault - 12:50 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Limited Run Games

We've had the programmer for the new game on a telethon.

Limited Run Games's E3 presentation has just wrapped with some big Switch announcements.

Two brand new games for Switch were announced during the presentation. Dust: An Elysian Tale, the first game from Never Stop Sneakin' developers Humble Hearts, will come to Switch with a LRG physical release. The digital version is slated to launch within "a month or two".


Fortnite Launching On Switch Tomorrow? RumorSwitch

by Donald Theriault - 11:07 am PDT
Total comments: 1

Look, if you can't believe Chance the Rapper who can you believe?

Paladins may not be the only mega-popular shooter launching on Switch tomorrow, if an apparent eShop listing is to be believed.

The listing in the eShop shows Fortnite, Epic Games's building sim that later pivoted into the biggest shooter on the planet, releasing on June 12 as a 2GB download. A... Read more...

June 10, 2018

Devolver Announces My Friend Pedro: 2019 Release Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:30 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Devolver Digital

As befits Devolver, it features a sentient banana.

The annual Devolver Digital press conference performance featured a Switch announcement that fit the wackiness.

My Friend Pedro has been announced for a 2019 release by Devolver. A side scrolling action title, the game stars an unidentified character who is urged to slaughter everything in his path by a sentient banana.


Fallout Shelter Opening Tonight On Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:49 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Bethesda

There's at least 75 vaults still to open.

Mobile hit Fallout Shelter will be unlocking on Switch tonight.

The free-to-start strategy simulation released at E3 2015 on mobile, and has been played by over 120 million players in that time. The goal is to build a successful vault as its overseer, managing the daily lives of its residents.


Bethesda Bringing Elder Scrolls: Legends To Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:58 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Bethesda

Not straight away but progress can come from elsewhere.

Bethesda is still dealing on the Switch.

During their E3 presentation, Bethesda confirmed that strategy card game The Elder Scrolls: Legends would come to Switch later this year. Previously available on mobile, the card game can carry progress from there or PC with a Bethesda account.


Tales Of Vesperia Celebrating 10th Anniversary On Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 3:48 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Bandai Namco

Yes, that one.

The first Tales game for the Switch is already celebrating an anniversary.

Bandai Namco has announced a remastered version of 2008's Tales of Vesperia, which will come to all consoles including Switch this winter. The game was initially announced at Microsoft's E3 game presentation.

The remaster will include the full 2008 release, as well as content from the PlayStation 3 version of the game that was never localized and dual audio.



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