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March 30, 2017

Nintendo Downloads - March 30, 2017 3DSWiiUSwitch

by Donald Theriault - 6:05 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

Worry about the DDT, because once that hits, that's when the snake comes out.

The Switch picks up two major games this week on the North American bent, and we have three reviews for them. Longtime friend of the site Justin Nation and yours truly tackled GameStop-exclusive retail release Has-Been Heroes, while Casey slithered through Snake Pass at a rapid rate. Might want to watch for the rumble on the latter, though Sumo Digital is cranking through a patch for it.

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March 29, 2017

WB Clarifies LEGO City Undercover Storage Situation Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:35 am PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Warner

There will be an update, but it won't be 13GB.

Warner Brothers has issued an updated statement about LEGO City Undercover's size requirements and is blaming misprinted box art for the confusion.

The statement reads as follows:

The information is listed incorrectly on the packaging of LEGO City Undercover for Nintendo Switch. Players who... Read more...

March 27, 2017

Atlus Announces Strange Journey Remake, Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 2:19 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Atlus

No word on localizations yet, obviously.

Atlus held their anniversary livestream yesterday which featured a couple of new announcements.

In addition to re-announcing the Radiant Historia Perfect Chronology, Atlus announced Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 and Shin Megami Tensei: Deep Strange Journey. Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 is a sequel to the... Read more...

Retail Copies Of LEGO City Undercover Require 13GB Of Switch Memory Switch

by Donald Theriault - 2:01 pm PDT
Total comments: 10 Source: Nintendo Everything

Whether you get the card or the initial download, a microSD card may also be required. UPDATED with WB statement.

UPDATE: Warner Brothers has issued a statement to Eurogamer stating "Players who purchase Lego City Undercover on Nintendo Switch at retail do not need to download the game to play." Original story follows.

Although the eShop may indicate a 7GB download, LEGO City Undercover on the Switch will have a big update coming with it.

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March 24, 2017

Splatoon 2 Testfires Begin This Weekend Site NewsSwitch

by Donald Theriault - 10:28 am PDT
Total comments: 4

Welcome (back) to dye.

The Splatoon 2 Global Testfires will commence shortly.

The first testfire session will be this afternoon (US Eastern time) at 3 pm or noon Pacific for one hour, and Nintendo will be hosting a Treehouse Live stream for this session. Further sessions will be as follows:

11 pm Eastern / 8 pm Pacific... Read more...

March 23, 2017

Nintendo: "Manufacturing Variation" Causing Sync Issue In Some Joy-Cons Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:31 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Kotaku

The process has apparently been refined.

Nintendo has issued an amended comment regarding sync issues with some of the Joy-Con controllers.

In a statement issued to Kotaku, Nintendo has identified a variation at the factory level which has been corrected.

There is no design issue with the Joy-Con controllers, and no widespread proactive... Read more...

Nintendo Downloads - March 23, 2017 WiiUSwitch3DSMobi

by Donald Theriault - 6:05 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

Includes the end of a long, long streak.

This is a week of catch-up for both North America and Europe on the downloads front before things kick into Switch gear again next week. North America is getting New Frontier Days and Othello on Switch, and I reviewed the no-frills board game. Meanwhile, Daan reviewed the week's sole retail release in Mario Sports Superstars and you'll definitely want to scope that one out before going in.

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March 21, 2017

Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night Official For Switch, Cancelled For Wii U Switch

by Donald Theriault - 1:30 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Kickstarter

The seemingly inevitable has been made official.

Another Kickstarter success story has moved from the Wii U to the Switch.

The team behind Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night officially confirmed a rumor that was speculated several weeks ago when the game's logo appeared on a list of Switch indie titles. According to game lead Koji Igarashi, the... Read more...

Radiant Historia Perfect Chronology Coming To 3DS 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:08 am PDT
Total comments: 12 Source: Famitsu

For those who missed the initial release, we may have an opportunity for redemption.

A late, beloved DS RPG is returning to the scene in Japan this June.

Atlus announced Radiant Historia Perfect Chronology in this week's edition of Famitsu magazine. Launching on June 29, the game will be a full remake of the 2011 DS RPG with an additional scenario added as well.

The remake will... Read more...

Seiken Densetsu Collection Announced For Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:56 am PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: SquareEnix

Three classic RPGs in various states of English.

The Seiken Densetsu Collection was announced overnight, a collection of the first three games in the action/RPG series, The first title was released on the Game Boy was released as Final Fantasy Adventure / Mystic Quest and the second as Secret of Mana, while the third game was not released outside Japan and was an early fan translation effort.

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Fire Emblem Echoes Offers Limited Edition, Amiibo Function Detailed 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 5:34 am PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Nintendo

Hopefully more common than previous Fire Emblem limited editions.

Following the success of the Fire Emblem Fates limited edition, there will be one for the upcoming Fire Emblem Echoes.

Nintendo of America announced the Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Limited Edition bundle today. For $59.99/$79.99, the bundle contains the game, a hardcover art book, a... Read more...

March 20, 2017

New ARMS Trailers Show Combatants, Weapons Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:45 am PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Nintendo

Beware the wrath of Mixmaster Mummy.

Nintendo has released two new trailers for ARMS that show off some of the character and attack options in the fighter.

The attack trailer shows gloves with different elemental and attack properties and reveals that the gloves can be mixed and matched, while the character trailer shows off five different characters.

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March 17, 2017

Super Mario Run Launching On Android Next Week Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 5:11 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo Twitter

Coming with a 2.0 update.

The iOS monopoly on Toad Rally appears to be ending next week.

Nintendo's Japanese-language Twitter account has announced that Super Mario Run will launch on Android next Thursday (March 23) in the Japanese Google Play store.

Android版『SUPER MARIO RUN(スーパーマリオ... Read more...

Report: Nintendo To Double Switch Production For Next Fiscal Year Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:21 am PDT
Total comments: 12 Source: Wall Street Journal

If Switches still sell out on Amazon in a couple of seconds, it won't be for lack of units.

The Switch has launched with sales not seen since the Wii, and Nintendo appears to be ready to take advantage.

A report from the Wall Street Journal (subscription required) has indicated that Nintendo is doubling their existing Switch production plans for the next fiscal year (April 1 - March 31/18).... Read more...

March 16, 2017

Nintendo Sales Panic: February 2017 US NPD Group Results 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 8:10 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: NPD Group

Remember life before Switch?

A bounce-back performance from the 3DS and a solid performance for a former Wii U title marked the final NPD sales survey for Nintendo before the Switch.

On the hardware front, the 3DS was up 77% over January, thanks to strong performance of the Pikachu New 3DS that went on sale during the month. NES Classic and final Wii U numbers were not available, and Switch launch numbers in the United States will come with next month's report.

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Sonic News: Mania Delayed, Project Named Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:54 pm PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Sega

Mania will be getting some additional touches.

Sega held a panel today at the South by Southwest (SxSW) festival in Austin, TX and provided updates on two upcoming titles.

The 2D retro remake Sonic Mania was announced to be coming out in summer for the Switch, a slight delay from the game's original Spring release. The panel also saw the debut of the Flying Battery Zone, which first debuted in Sonic 3 & Knuckles.

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Nintendo Downloads - March 16, 2017 WiiU3DSSwitch

by Donald Theriault - 6:07 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

One publisher bringing three hits this week

North America definitely gets the good end of the Switch love this week: five games, including the three big hits from Tomorrow Corporation. World of Goo, Human Resource Machine and Little Inferno all have very unique control options, and might be familiar to Wii and Wii U owners but certainly we've never seen WoG be this inexpensive on a Nintendo console.

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March 15, 2017

Updates Available For Arcade Archives, Blaster Master Zero On Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 12:06 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback!

For a smoother gameplay experience.

A couple of Switch download games have received updates for longstanding issues.

As promised last week, the update for Blaster Master Zero that enables support for the Pro Controller is now live. The 1.1.0 update is required to get the Pro running.

Hamster has also updated all of the Arcade Archives titles to provide additional filtering and scanline options. The default option has also given a higher brightness setting.

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March 9, 2017

Nintendo Downloads - March 9, 2017 3DSWiiUSwitch

by Donald Theriault - 6:05 am PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

The late, delayed-by-travel edition adds a new feature

By special request this week, we've added a 3rd region to the report as Japan('s Switch games only) are now available. As a reminder, setting up a foreign eShop account is simple and easy for the Switch.

North America's biggest deal this week is actually mutliplatform, as Blaster Master Zero makes... Read more...

March 8, 2017

RIME Delayed Slightly For Switch; Physical Version Announced Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:10 am PST
Total comments: 3 Source: Grey Box

Switch version slightly more expensive, we have a comment from the publisher.

RIME will be coming to the Switch this summer, with a physical option - but a bit later than other consoles.

Grey Box, the company handling publishing duties for the title, announced the Switch release for "shortly after" a May 26 release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. A physical version of the title will be available for $39.99/€44.99/£39.99 while the PS4 / XB1 physical releases will be 10 dollars/euros/pounds less.

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