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June 20, 2018

Limbo, Inside To Spook Switch Next Week Switch

by Donald Theriault - 11:32 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Playdead

A couple of familiar titles.

Two of the most critically acclaimed independent titles of the decade will make their Nintendo debuts next week.

Limbo and Inside, the two game duology of Danish developer PlayDead, will be hitting the Switch next week. Following an announcement in Famitsu that the games would release in Japan, PlayDead confirmed the games for a worldwide release.

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June 19, 2018

Valkyria Chronicles 4 Snags Release Date, Limited Edition Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:32 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Sega

I too like to name my dogs after the battle that ends the world.

Sega has confirmed the release date and plans for Valkyria Chronicles 4.

The strategy sequel will release in stores and on the eShop on September 25. Launch editions will come with a controller skin featuring art of team dog Ragnarok. The special edition (US$99.99/C$129.99) will include a 100-page artbook, a replica statue of the tank Hafen, and a download code for missions starring characters from the original game.

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Tower Defense RPG Defender's Quest Trekking To Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:35 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Level Up Labs

No release date for it yet.

A new twist on the strategy RPG is coming to Switch.

Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten is a tactical RPG that uses a battle system similar to tower defense, but with individual characters in place of the towers. The speed of movement in battle can be adjusted, or commands issued while paused.

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June 18, 2018

Pokémon Go to Get Trading, Friends this Week

by Adam Abou-Nasr - 9:20 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Pokemon Go Live

Shoot me your Trainer Code.

Pokemon Go’s new Friends feature, which enables the trading of Pokemon and items, will start rolling out this week, Niantic announced today.

Trainers over level 10 can trade with friends within 100 meters. Trades require stardust and may produce extra candy based on the distance between where the Pokemon were caught. Trading and battling in gyms or raids together will contribute to a Friendship Level that grants bonuses.

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June 14, 2018

Super Mario Party Has Online Minigame Option Switch

by Donald Theriault - 11:38 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

Complete with leaderboards.

Super Mario Party has added a new mode that will bring the series online for the first time.

The new Mariothon mode will allow up to four players to compete in sets of five minigames, either locally or online with friends or random players. There will be leaderboards and other rewards for participating in the online modes as well.

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Lost Nintendo Arcade Game Sky Skipper Releasing In July Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:29 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Nintendo

There was one copy left in North America before now.

The arcade version of Donkey Kong isn't the only lost arcade title coming back.

Following the Donkey Kong announcement at Treehouse Live, 35 year Nintendo employee Don James introduced Sky Skipper, which is slated for release on Switch next month.

A 1981 shooter game, its cabinets were largely... Read more...

Arcade Version Of Original Donkey Kong Launching On Switch Today Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:15 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: ResetEra

It's on like Donkey Kong!

UPDATE: Nintendo of America has confirmed the release on Treehouse Live, available now. NA pricing will be $7.99/$9.87, and they have claimed it is the first re-release of the arcade version since 1981. Original story follows.

A rare version of the first big hit game for Nintendo is coming to Switch tomorrow.

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Nintendo Downloads - June 14, 2018 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:03 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Since two million of you downloaded Fortnite, know that there are other releases this week.

Despite all logic, there are a bunch of games coming out this week despite the Fortnite-shaped crater in the room. In the E3 shadowdrop department there's Fallout Shelter, Hollow Knight, and the prologue for Octopath Traveler/Splatoon 2 Octo Expansion. There's also Paladins releasing if you're into the hero shooter.

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June 13, 2018

Free Character Updates For Mario Tennis Aces: Early Access For Tournament Participants Switch

by Donald Theriault - 1:32 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

The classic Mario outfit isn't your only reason to hop on.

The character roster will be expanding monthly in Mario Tennis Aces.

Treehouse Live revealed that at least two characters - Koopa Troopa and Blooper - will be made available in free updates. Koopa Troopa will land on August 1, and Blooper will follow on September 1.

There will also be additional online tournaments in July and August in which high scorers can earn early access to the characters.

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Fortnite Has Already Been Downloaded 2 Million Times on Nintendo Switch Switch

by - 12:44 pm PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Polygon

That's all in less than 24 hours of availability.

In less than a day, Fortnite on the Nintendo Switch has already accrued 2 million downloads. "Fortnite’s launch went extremely well," Nintendo of America Presdient Reggie Fils-Aime shared in an interview with Polygon, "we had more than 2 million downloads in less than 24 hours."

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Disgaea 1 Completes Journey To Switch On October 9th/12th Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:16 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: NIS America

There goes another hundred hours!

After Disgaea 5 Complete last year, the next game in the series will return to its roots on Switch.

Disgaea 1 Complete is a remastered version of the 2003 PlayStation 2 RPG, which was also used as the basis for the Disgaea DS game. The remaster will launch on Switch October 9 in North America, and 12 October for Europe.

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Grim Fandango Remastered and Broken Age Both Coming to Switch Switch

by Carmine Red - 10:03 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Double Fine

The point-and-click adventure classics are due "in the coming months."

Last night Double Fine Productions announced that it is bringing LucasArt's classic 1998 point-and-click adventure title Grim Fandango to the Nintendo Switch last night. The game maker also committed to a Switch release of the 2014/2015 crowdfunded Broken Age, a modern day return to the point-and-click genre. Neither game has an exact release date, only promised "in the coming months."

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Adding Two Characters From Original In Challenge Battle DLC Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:42 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

Let's not lose our heads, though!

Two old friends will come to Xenoblade Chronicles 2 as a part of the Expansion Pass.

In a demonstration of the pass's Challenge Battle Mode, Shulk and Fiora from the original Xenoblade Chronicles were revealed to be selectable Blades for the mode.

The mode is a time and level-limited series of battles where the goal is to earn treasure by collecting Ether Cubes after defeating enemies. It will launch Thursday night/Friday morning.

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June 12, 2018

Yoshi Delayed into 2019 Switch

by Carmine Red - 4:31 pm PDT
Total comments: 9 Source: Nintendo

Announced by a quiet change in the eShop listing.

Yoshi for Nintendo Switch (working title) was a no-show at the E3 2018 Nintendo Direct. If that surprised you given the game's 2018 release window, there's good reason it's absent from the spotlight: It's now due to come out in 2019 instead.

Along with Fire Emblem: Three Houses this makes two... Read more...

New Blood Interactive Bringing Their Indie Games to Switch Switch

by Carmine Red - 2:21 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: New Blood Interactive

The game maker's slate includes Dusk, AMID Evil, Tonight We Riot, and Super Galaxy Squadron EX Turbo.

It was amidst Nintendo's big E3 Direct showing that New Blood Interactive chose to make their move: the indie dev just announced on twitter that "we're bringing ALL of our games to #NintendoSwitch."

Promotional art for several games also accompanied the twitter announcement. Dusk is a horror first-person... Read more...

Fortnite Adding Party Chat Thursday Switch

by Donald Theriault - 2:14 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Epic

And you'll need a headset, but not an app.

It won't take a fortnight for party chat to come to the Switch version of Fortnite.

During a demonstration on Treehouse Live today, Epic confirmed that the new Switch release will have party chat running starting "Thursday morning" (US time).

A standard cell phone headset will work for the chat, provided it can plug into the Switch's headphone jack.

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Splatoon 2's Octo Expansion DLC Releases Tomorrow in North America Switch

by Carmine Red - 2:13 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

Earlier than expected, with Amiibo to follow later this year.

Nintendo has just announced that Octo Expansion, the Splatoon 2 DLC that adds more single player campaign missions where you can play as Octolings instead of just Inklings, is releasing earlier than anticipated: around tomorrow evening (June 13) in North America.

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Fall To Bring Arena of Valor, Wasteland, World Ends With You Final Remix Switch

by Donald Theriault - 1:52 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo Direct

The world ends in nuclear war, and then you wake up in Shibuya.

The Nintendo Direct today had a reel of 3rd party titles with known release dates, but three additional titles got new windows.

Tencent MOBA Arena of Valor, The World Ends With You: Final Remix, and Wasteland 2 all received Fall 2018 release windows. Previously, Wasteland was "a few months out", TWEWY was a generic 2018, and Arena of Valor was still in beta.

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GungHo Online Announces 8 Player Shooter Ninjala Switch

by Donald Theriault - 1:36 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: GungHo Online

If you're here to kick ass and chew bubblegun and run out of gun... you won't be kicking ass.

GungHo's mystery game made its public debut during the Nintendo Direct today.

Ninjala is a 8 player, team based shooter where the weapons are made from bubblegum and mastering parkour is necessary for survival. The game is scheduled to release in spring 2019.

Among the development staff for the game are developers from the Dissidia Final Fantasy series, Let It Die, and The World Ends With You.

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Smash Series Amiibo Announced For New Ultimate Playable Characters Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:10 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

We know one can't be too big because Detective Pikachu and Mega Yarn Yoshi exist.

The Smash Amiibo line is about to get an ultimate refresh.

Treehouse Live has shown pictures of Ridley and Inkling Amiibo in the Smash Bros. series. A Daisy amiibo will also be coming, but was not shown. Additionally, the Japanese Nintendo website has mentioned amiibo coming for characters returning from previous games who have not yet received their own figures, including Pichu and Ice Climbers.

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