August 31, 2017

NBA 2k18 Confirmed To Support Amiibo Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:34 am PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: USGamer

Details of the support were not disclosed.

UPDATE 9/15: The support was not in the shipping game. Original story follows.

NBA 2k18 will support all of the Switch's features, including Amiibo.

Originally rumored earlier this month with a listing from Nintendo of Japan, USGamer has confirmed the support at a preview event in New York City.


Sonic Forces To Release November 7 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:39 am PDT
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A cheap price to pay to create original characters (DO NOT STEAL)

The rash of original characters is about ten weeks out.

Sonic Forces was confirmed for a November 7 release today in a Sega press statement. The 3D hedgehog adventure will also have a lower price point as all versions are launching with a MSRP of US$39.99/C$54.99.


Nintendo Downloads - August 31, 2017 Switch3DSWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 6:04 am PDT
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Like the Peach Rabbid, we've got #NoFilter.

The big game of the week - in fact, the biggest game since Splatoon 2 - is the game nobody believed existed until a few months ago in Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. We've got a review from Daan, plus a video review and a metric boatload of gameplay video on NWR TV from David Lloyd so check it out before you try and figure out how to turn Rabbid Luigi into Uriah.


August 30, 2017

Devolver Digital Announces Conspiratorial Platformer Pikuniku Switch

by Donald Theriault - 4:16 pm PDT
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Was this a product of their "Earliest Access" program announced at E3?

The champions of E3, Devolver Digital, have announced their newest project and it's headed for the Switch.

Pikuniku is a "absurd puzzle-exploration game" starring the title character as he tries to protect his hometown from a conspiracy hatched in the "deep state". There will be a community building aspect as well.


Nintendo Indie Showcase Recap Switch3DS

by Donald Theriault - 10:34 am PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo

Too, too many games

In addition to the announcements of No More Heroes: Travis Strikes Back, Shovel Knight: King of Cards, Super Meat Boy Forever, Kentucky Route Zero and the release date for SteamWorld Dig 2, there were more announcements at the Nindie Showcase today.

Mom Hid My Game: Coming to 3DS and Switch late 2017,... Read more...

SteamWorld Dig 2 Breaks Ground September 21 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:30 am PDT
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Prepare to dig the night away.

SteamWorld Dig 2 is about three weeks away.

The follow-up from Image and Form to their 2014 breakout hit will release for Switch first, on September 21.


King Knight Expansion Named For Shovel Knight Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:30 am PDT
Total comments: 4

Behold the King... the King of Knights.

The final expansion to Shovel Knight will arrive early next year.

Yacht Club Games has announced that Shovel Knight: King of Cards will release in early 2018 on Switch first. The expansion stars the gold-plated King Knight as he explores new worlds and attempts to defeat his royal competition.


Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition Making Console Debut On Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:30 am PDT
Total comments: 1

The entire story is headed to consoles.

Indie adventure hit Kentucky Route Zero is about to complete its adventures, and the Switch will see it.

The TV edition of the multi-part adventure series from a two person development team was announced for an early 2018 release today on Switch. All five parts of the story will come to the Switch, as the episodic adventures began releasing on Steam in 2013.


Travis Touchdown Striking Again On Switch In No More Heroes Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:29 am PDT
Total comments: 10

We've got heroes after all.

As promised in January, Travis Touchdown is back on a Nintendo console.

No More Heroes: Travis Strikes Again was announced at the end of today's Nindie Showcase. The followup to the 2008 and 2010 Wii games will release in 2018, and the Unreal-engine powered game will feature collaborations with prominent indie developers.


Super Meat Boy Forever Confirmed For Switch Release Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:23 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

A follow-up to the cult hit with the high body count.

The newest adventure from Team Meat is hitting the Switch.

Super Meat Boy Forever, the follow-up to 2009 (2016 on Wii U)'s Super Meat Boy was revealed today during the Nindie Showcase. Meat Boy and Bandage Girl have to save their young child Nugget from the evil Dr. Fetus.

Expanded maps and daily challenges will also be a part of this new adventure.


August 29, 2017

Save me Mr. Tako, Uurnog Uurnlimited, Super Beat Sports Announced For Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:28 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nicalis, Raw Fury, IGN

Three big indie titles ahead of tomorrow's Nindie Showcase.

A trio of new games have been announced for Switch today.

Nicalis will be publishing Save me Mr. Tako for the Switch by the end of 2017. A one-man development, the game is inspired graphically by the original Game Boy and began development in 2014 in time for the original Game Boy's 25th anniversary.


Miiverse Ending Service On November 8

by Donald Theriault - 4:00 am PDT
Total comments: 12 Source: Nintendo

Good night sweet prince, and may flocks of crawling Metroids sing thee to thy rest.

Nintendo's first foray into social networking will pass away just before its fifth birthday.

Miiverse will be shutting down on November 8 at 1 a.m. Eastern time (10 p.m. November 7 Pacific time) according to the post on Miiverse and Nintendo's support site. Use of other social media platforms is being blamed for the dismissal, as well as Miiverse not supporting the Switch.


August 28, 2017

Limited Editions Announced For Fire Emblem Warriors, Pokemon Ultra Sun/Moon In North America Switch3DS

by Donald Theriault - 3:15 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

Sadly, Warriors will not come with a skilled Roy. That would be DLC.

Nintendo of America has dropped a couple of news bits about limited editions.

The first to arrive will be the limited edition for Fire Emblem Warriors, which will launch October 20 in North America on Switch and New 3DS. The limited edition will contain a double sided poster, a 3 CD soundtrack, 25 art cards and a Switch version of the game for US$79.99..


Nindies Showcase Video Airing On Wednesday

by Donald Theriault - 10:19 am PDT
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With a focus on Switch titles again.

In a big week for indie titles on Nintendo platforms, the schedule just got a bit busier.

Nintendo will air a "Nindies Showcase" video on Wednesday (August 30) at 10 a.m. Pacific time / 1 p.m. Eastern. Nintendo's announcement tweet confirmed multiple Switch titles will be detailed. The showcase video will drop ahead of the 2017 "Nindies @ Night" event Thursday night tied to PAX West.


Azure Striker Gunvolt Pack For Switch To Have Physical Release In October Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:00 am PDT
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It hits the eShop Thursday.

Although Gunvolt will be adding a jolt of electricity to the eShop this week, the pack will be in stores early in the fall.

Inti Creates and Nighthawk Interactive have confirmed a retail release for the Azure Striker Gunvolt Striker Pack for Switch, which will be out in October in North America. The collection of 3DS eShop titles will release in the eShop on August 31 (this coming Thursday).


August 27, 2017

Fire Emblem Heroes Announces Choose Your Legends Summon Focus: One Unit Guaranteed Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 8:42 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo Mobile

The poll that produced all of the Glade mockery will finally pay off.

January's "Choose Your Legends" poll for Fire Emblem Heroes will finally see the promised distribution of its characters on (date).

A video posted to Nintendo's mobile Youtube channel has confirmed the top two male and female characters in January's poll - Ike (Path of Radiance/Radiant Dawn), Roy... Read more...

Double Dragon IV Punching Into Switch eShop On September 7 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:34 pm PDT
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Not to be confused with Super or the fighting game.

Arc System Works's ownership of the Technos properties is about to pay off for Switch owners.

Double Dragon IV, previously released for PC and PlayStation 4, will be receiving a Switch version on September 7 in all territories for US$6.99/¥800/equivalent.

A follow-on from the events of Double...

August 25, 2017

"Personality Test" RPG Moon Hunters Crossing To Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:00 am PDT
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A few extras will be available for your perusal.

An independent action RPG with a unique character creation system is headed to the Switch.

Moon Hunters, a Kickstarter title which launched on PC last year, will be releasing on Switch on a date to be announced. The game, set in environments reminiscent of ancient Mesopotamia, uses a personality quiz to create the player characters.


August 24, 2017

NIntendo Downloads - August 24, 2017 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:03 am PDT
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All in all, it's just another brick in the wall.

This article was originally started at about 9pm Eastern time Wednesday, and it looks for all the world that the only things coming out this week are on Switch. The big one for the Western world is the complete edition of Minecraft Story Mode, which you might recall coming out on Wii U about a year ago, or puzzle title Piczle Lines DX. Noted wizard David Lloyd reviewed both titles for us (Minecraft SM, Piczle).


August 23, 2017

RFN Live RetroActive #39 Super Mario Sunshine Site NewsGC

by James Jones - 7:06 pm PDT
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We'll be talking about Mario's GameCube adventure on Thursday, 8/24 at 9 PM Eastern.

We've slogged through the Shines. We've determined the relative value of Clean and Dirty. We've even sprayed those worthless Toads with the contents of a Yoshi's stomach. Now it's time to talk Super Mario Sunshine!

Who: YOU! Join us in the Nintendo World Report Discord!What: A live RetroActive... Read more...


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