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January 11, 2018

Nintendo Serves Mario Tennis Aces on Switch Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 6:15 am PST
Total comments: 12

Camelot returns to make a new tennis game on Switch that features a story mode and more.

Mario is making his sporting debut on Switch with Mario Tennis Aces.

Aces is being developed by Camelot, who have been responsible for most Mario sports games since the '90s. Unlike the last tennis release, the 2015 Wii U game Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, Aces is set to contain a deeper experience with a story mode and boss battles.

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Hyrule Warriors Heading to Switch in Definitive Edition 3DSWiiUSwitch

by Neal Ronaghan - 6:14 am PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo Direct

Following last year's Fire Emblem Warriors, Nintendo and Koei Tecmo are bringing their previous collaboration to Switch in the Zelda-themed Hyrule Warriors.

Nintendo is bringing Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition to Switch this spring.

Hyrule Warriors first launched on Wii U in 2014, with a 3DS version following in 2016. The 3DS version added content from The Wind Waker, which will now be available on a home console for the first time. The Definitive... Read more...

New Mode, Costumes Coming to Super Mario Odyssey Switch

by Justin Berube - 6:14 am PST
Total comments: 5

Hide and seek for Mario and Luigi.

Super Mario Odyssey is receiving a new competitive mode called Luigi's Balloon World. After completing the main story, players will be able to speak to Luigi in stages to start the competitive modes. Hide It mode will give the player 30 seconds to hide a balloon within a stage. Find It is the opposite... Read more...

Dragon Quest Builders Demo Out Today Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:11 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo Direct

Get a head start on rebuilding a lost kingdom.

The tales of Dragon Quest Builders will begin today.

A demo for the February 9 release has launched on the eShop. Comprising roughly the first hour of the game, the demo will feature crafting and combat as well as the beginning of the story that branches off the original 1987 RPG hit.

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Kirby's Latest Lands on Switch in March Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 6:11 am PST
Total comments: 7 Source: Nintendo Direct

Kirby: Star Allies inhales all takers on March 16.

Kirby: Star Allies is coming to Switch on March 16.

Originally revealed at E3 2017, the latest Kirby game is most closely similar to Kirby's Return to Dream Land on Wii, with familiar Kirby gameplay and four-player functionality. Kirby and the playable helpers can work together to solve different puzzles, and in a manner similar to Kirby 64, abilities can be combined.

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Pokken DX Adding New Fighters, Assists Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:08 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo Direct

They come in big waves

More challengers are about to enter the Pokken Tournament arena.

Today's Nintendo Direct featured the announcement of two new playable Pokémon as well as four assist Pokémon in a paid Battle Pack. Aegislash and Blastoise will be full fighters, while Mega Rayquaza, Mimikyu, Mew and Celebi will be Assist Pokémon.

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The World Ends With You Returning On Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:04 am PST
Total comments: 12 Source: Nintendo Direct

What a wonderful world this is.

One of Square Enix's biggest cult hits will celebrate its tenth anniversary with a Switch release.

The World Ends With You, the Jupiter-developed RPG which used every single DS system function when it released in 2008, will release a "Final Remix" version on Switch. No release date was given for the former Radio Free Nintendo Retroactive title.

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Dark Souls To Be Remastered For Switch May 25 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:01 am PST
Total comments: 6 Source: Nintendo Direct, Nintendo Twitter

Or roughly 2,523 deaths from now.

Another often-rumored RPG series is about to spread death on the Switch.

Bandai Namco has confirmed that a remastered version of Dark Souls will launch on May 25. Originally released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2011, the Switch version will bring the series to a portable console for the first time. According to Nintendo the Switch version will also feature an improved frame rate, and run at a higher resolution than previous releases.

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Aqua Moto Racing Utopia Launching On Switch In February Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:00 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Bigben

High speed action on the waves.

As we approach the end of the winter, we'll have a chance to break out the jetskis.

Aqua Moto Racing Utopia has been tabbed for a February 2018 release on Switch. Originally planned for Wii U, the game promises more than 50 races and up to four player split-screen races.

A new trailer for the game has been released:

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January 8, 2018

"Nindies New Year" Sale Announced Switch

by Donald Theriault - 12:00 am PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

As if the backlog wasn't big enough.

A few of the Switch eShop's finest will be on sale for the next week.

The discounts will be live until January 15 and will apply for the North American, European and Australian eShops. The games and discount percentages are below:

Death Squared: 25% GoNNER: 30% Graceful Explosion Machine: 30% Inversus Deluxe: 35% Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime: 33% Semispheres: 30% Severed: 33% Thimbleweed Park: 25% Thumper: 33%

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January 4, 2018

Nintendo Downloads - January 4, 2018 Switch3DS

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

The first downloads of 2018 feel a lot like 2016.

On the second week of Nintendo's holiday release break - before normal service resumes next week - we've got a very light slate. The biggest Switch release for North America this week already dropped last week in Europe, in the form of Stikbold: A Dodgeball Adventure. Always remember to dodge, dip,... Read more...

Switch Fastest Selling Game System Ever In United States Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:22 am PST
Total comments: 26 Source: Nintendo

Nintendo now has the top two slots.

The Switch's first ten months have put Nintendo into a Wii position.

Nintendo confirmed today that 4.8 million Switches have been sold in the United States in the first ten months, a 20% increase over the Wii that previously held the record. The numbers are based on Nintendo internal tracking.

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December 28, 2017

Nintendo Downloads - December 28, 2017 Switch3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:09 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Unlike Christmas Day, this won't bring down the eShop. But it probably should.

There's a reason I don't lock in my formal Game of the Year list until sometime in February, and it's this: There's still potential candidates in some of the categories coming out this week. The big two for the week are the last major 3DS release of the year (which has topped the list of at least one friend of the website) Style Savvy: Styling Star, and the defending champion for "Best Re: Game", SteamWorld Heist. Both are well worth the time.

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December 22, 2017

ARMS 5.0 Launches New Character, Enters Maintenance Mode Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:52 pm PST
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo

No Hippocratic Oath issues here, it's a lab doctor.

The newest ARMS fighter has wrapped up the content for the game.

Version 5 of ARMS has added Dr. Coyle to the game. Her background is in the design of ARMS and the fighters that use them, including creating Helix and reviving Mecha Mummy.

Following the release of 5.0, Nintendo issued a... Read more...

December 21, 2017

Nintendo Downloads - December 21, 2017 Switch3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:10 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

On the shortest day of the year up North, the sun will set by the time you download everything.

'twas four days before Christmas and the author wonders how much Switch memory he has left. Another twenty games are dropping on Switch in North America this week, so let's run down the highlights: Mom Hid My Game (also on New 3DS) is a riot, we have the sequel to Max and the Magic Marker finally hitting a Nintendo system, and the long-awaited Next Penelope is racing into the Switch this week.

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December 18, 2017

Dragon Quest Builders Constructs February Release Outside Japan Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:00 pm PST
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo

And March in Japan... wait, WHAT?

Dragon Quest Builders will make its debut in the West in February.

Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe both announced today that the story-focused building game will release in both territories on February 9. Nintendo will be handling publishing and distribution for the game outside Japan.

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Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus Announced For Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:53 pm PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Bandai Namco

Including an exclusive co-op mode.

After getting competitive this summer, Pac-Man is coming back to the Switch with co-op in tow.

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus will release on the Switch eShop on February 22. The two modes of the game will be the Championship Edition 2 game that released on other platforms in 2016 as well as a co-op version of the game that utilizes two Joy-Cons.

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December 15, 2017

Nintendo Sales Panic: November 2017 US NPD Group Results

by Donald Theriault - 4:48 am PST
Total comments: 2 Source: NPD Group

The ability to destroy a planet of demons is insignificant next to the power of Sanic.

Black Friday deals and Call of Duty were the big winners last month in the United States, but the Switch fared pretty well for itself.

On the hardware front, Switch numbers were not available as the report from the NPD Group indicated the PlayStation 4 sold the most units while the Xbox One (buoyed... Read more...

Wild Pokemon Crystal Appears On Virtual Console January 26 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 4:29 am PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

In this version, you only dream of electric sheep.

The missing link in the release of the second generation of Pokémon games has finally been announced.

Pokémon Crystal, the Game Boy Color-exclusive third version, will release on 3DS Virtual Console in all regions on January 26. As with other Pokémon VC releases, the price ($9.99 US or equivalent)... Read more...

December 14, 2017

InnerSpace To Take Off On Switch January 19 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:00 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Aspyr Media

All the fun of flight without that pesky horizon business.

The Switch eShop will take off to new heights early next year.

Developers PolyKnight and publisher Aspyr Media have announced their flight / exploration game InnerSpace will launch on Switch among other platforms on January 19. A flight game at its core, InnerSpace features exploration of planets that are inside out and feature ancient gods wandering through them.

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