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January 23, 2018

My Time At Portia Coming to Nintendo Switch Switch

by John Rairdin - 9:38 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Team 17

A big, wide, open-world of crafting and friendship.

Team 17 confirmed this morning that open-world life simulator My Time at Portia will be arriving on Switch later this year. Developed by Pathea after a successful Kickstarter campaign, My Time at Portia invites players to explore, harvest, craft, and develop relationships in their town. The game also... Read more...

January 22, 2018

Original SteamWorld Dig Coming To Switch February 1 Switch

by Daan Koopman and Donald Theriault - 4:10 am PST
Total comments: 1 Source: eShop Action Committee

Just need SteamWorld Tower Defense and we've got a bingo.

SteamWorld Dig 2 wowed audiences on Switch last year, and we'll soon return to where it all began.

In an interview recorded with Image & Form's Brjann Sigurgeirsson for an upcoming episode of the eShop Action Committee podcast, Brjann announced that the original SteamWorld Dig would release on Switch on 1 February barring unforseen circumstances. The game will be priced at $9.99.

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January 18, 2018

Nintendo Downloads - January 18, 2018 3DSSwitch

by Donald Theriault - 6:10 am PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

On a full house of a day, it's a fuller house of games.

In the North American shops this week, Nintendo really wants you to think that the big game is the 3DS retail release du jour in Kirby: Battle Royale. But we all know the truth: The ability to absorb a foe in a single inhale is insignificant next to the power of Cthulhu. Hencem the big winner this week is Darkest Dungeon, launching on Switch with hopefully readable text in handheld mode.

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Nintendo Sales Party: December 2017 US NPD Group Results

by Donald Theriault - 5:32 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo, NPD Group

How do you get to 4.8m Switches in ten months? The holidays help.

Nintendo has released numbers confirming December 2017 as their biggest hardware sales month in seven years in the United States.

Ahead of the release of the monthly US sales report from the NPD Group, Nintendo issued a press statement today confirming that more than 2.6m units of hardware were... Read more...

Snow Moto Racing Freedom Drives Home February Release On Switch Switch

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

They'll get you running hot and cold.

In addition to the water, Switch owners will also be able to race on the snow next month.

Bigben Interactive will be publishing Snow Moto Racing Freedom on Switch next month. This will be the second racing game Bigben releases in February, with the first being Aqua Moto Racing Utopia which was announced last week.

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January 17, 2018

Nintendo Labo Announced Switch

by Justin Berube - 2:43 pm PST
Total comments: 55

Weird and exciting new ways to enjoy Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo has just announced Nintendo Labo, a new series of software, and cardboard accessories, coming to Nintendo Switch. Nintendo Labo kits combine do-it-yourself modular cardboard projects with special Nintendo Switch software to create items, or Toy-Con, that can be used or played with when combined with Nintendo Switch Hardware. Two kits are currently planned.

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New Interactive Switch Experience to be Unveiled Today Switch

by Justin Berube - 10:07 am PST
Total comments: 18 Source: Nintendo's Facebook Page

Nintendo plans to showcase something new.

Later today Nintendo will be showing off a "...new interactive experience for Nintendo Switch that's specially crafted for kids and those who are kids-at-heart."

The official reveal will be on Nintendo's YouTube page at 2 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. ET.

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January 16, 2018

Night In The Woods Coming To Switch February 1 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:40 pm PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Finji

The critically acclaimed adventure title captures another platform.

One of 2017's most acclaimed games will hit Switch very early next month.

A listing for Night in the Woods appeared on Nintendo's web store and the Switch eShop in North America today purporting a January 18 release for the game. Finji, who are handling publishing duties for the Switch version, would later clarify the release date would be February 1.

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Scribblenauts Draws Up Switch Debut March 6

by Donald Theriault - 8:35 pm PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: WB Games

Not the Showcase Showdown, a Scribblenauts Showdown.

Soon Switch owners will be able to summon whatever they wish.

WB has announced the first Scribblenauts game to hit a Nintendo platform in four and a half years today, as Scribblenauts Showdown will release on Switch March 6. The previous title, Scribblenauts Unmasked, released on Wii U and 3DS in September of 2013.

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Nintendo Selects Line For 3DS Expands In North America February 5 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 8:26 pm PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

Some surprising additions, if only because they weren't in the program already.

The Nintendo Selects family will be adding some new-to-North America members in a couple of weeks.

February 5 will see Super Mario 3D Land, The Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds, and Ultimate NES Remix join the discounted line. New packaging will be released for the physical versions that will cost US$19.99/C$29.99, while the same prices will be applied to the digital versions.

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Saturday Morning RPG Announced For Switch Along With Limited Run Games Release Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:19 pm PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Limited Run Games

Come on in, come to the place where fun never ends.

An upcoming version of an indie RPG success story will also be the first Switch title for a well known boutique publisher.

Mighty Rabbit Studios's hit Saturday Morning RPG will be coming to the Switch in the spring. Heavily inspired by cartoons of the late 1980s, the irreverent RPG originally debuted episodically on iOS in 2012 before following up with PC, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 releases.

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January 12, 2018

Detective Pikachu Comes to the West on March 23 3DS

by David Lloyd - 6:59 am PST
Total comments: 11

Dust off your 3DS, it’s time to play good cop, bad cop with Pikachu.

Come March 23, Pikachu fans in the west will be able to explore the seedy underbelly of Ryme City in Detective Pikachu on 3DS.

Playing as the young Tim Goodman, you’ll partner up with gruff, battle hardened Pikachu as you investigate the disappearance of Tim’s father. Side-by-side, the two friends will be investigating clues and interrogate witnesses, including the many Pokemon that inhabit the city.

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January 11, 2018

Darkest Dungeon Lights Up eShop Next Week Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:34 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Red Hook Studios

The Switch hits just keep on comin'.

A horror RPG hit on PC will mark its second anniversary by launching on Switch next week.

Darkest Dungeon, the side scrolling RPG from Red Hook Studios, will launch on the eShop next week. The base game will be US$24.99, with the game's current DLC "The Crimson Court" and "The Shieldbreaker" will be available for $7.99 and $3.99.

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Nintendo Downloads - January 11, 2018 WiiUSwitch

by Donald Theriault - 7:32 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Delayed due to rampant upstaging.

It's bad enough when a Direct happens on a Thursday because it tends to blow up the release list. But when we've had a reason for Chibi-Robo to praise the sun, and it comes from outta nowhere like the finest Diamond Cutter? It's even crazier.

Anyway, releases this week aside from the Dragon Quest... Read more...

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze To Heat Up Switch In May Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:26 am PST
Total comments: 23 Source: Nintendo Direct

And it's expanded, too.

After Bayonetta, the Switch will be getting funky like a monkey.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze will release on the Switch on May 4, and will include Funky Kong as a new playable character. Funky will have a loaded arsenal with an infinite roll, a double jump, and the ability to hover. Funky can also corkscrew underwater and use his surfboard to dodge spikes.

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Celeste, Fe Dated for Switch Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 6:24 am PST
Discuss in talkback!

Matt Makes Games' platformer Celeste and Zoink Games' Fe due are both coming very soon.

A pair of Nindies were given release dates in the today's Nintendo Direct.

First is Celeste, the platformer from TowerFall developer Matt Makes Games. Due out January 25, this challenging game features more than 300 levels and a nuanced story.

The other game is Fe from Zoink Games. The first... Read more...

Payday 2 Swipes February Releases Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:24 am PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo Direct

With some exclusive content to go with it

Payday 2's latest heist will go down at the end of February.

The co-op action title will hit the Switch on February 27 in North America and 23 February in Europe, with support for both local and online co-op heists. The Switch version will have first access to a new character who sports a LED mask for additional expressiveness during missions.

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New Batch of Mario + Rabbids DLC Detailed Switch

by Justin Berube - 6:23 am PST
Total comments: 4

DK, Donkey Kong. DK, Donkey Kong is here!

The next batch of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle DLC has been detailed. Donkey Kong will be added to the game as a playable character along with a brand new story and world.

The new DLC will be available this spring and is part of the game's Season Pass content. This DLC will also be available as a a separate download or as part of the game's Gold Edition package.

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SNK Heroines Pits Woman Against Woman in Tag-Team Fighter Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 6:22 am PST
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo Direct

No longer constrained to mere Arcade Archives, this new fighter is set to hit Switch this summer.

The most powerful women in SNK's storied fighting history will soon have their own Switch fighter.

SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy is a 2D 2-on-2 fighting game from SNK. Special moves can be launched with a single button, while tagging will also allow for use of items to turn the tide of battle.

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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa Of Dana Announced For Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:17 am PST
Total comments: 6 Source: Nintendo Direct

It's been quite a while, Adol.

After more than a quarter century, the Ys series is finally returning to Nintendo consoles.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana has been announced for a Switch release in today's Nintendo Direct. NIS America is handling publishing duties for the Falcom developed action RPG series, which will include an improved localization also coming for the game's PC release. The Switch version will release this summer.

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