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February 15, 2018

Toki Tori 2+ Revealed For Switch: Launching February 23 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:25 am PST
Total comments: 5 Source: Nintendo

A nice surprise from Europe

This week's Nintendo download PR has revealed a new version of a beloved Wii U indie game coming to Switch.

A listing for Toki Tori 2+ Switch edition was found in this week's European store update release, with a release date of 23 February. Although the regular price of the game will be €14.99 (or equivalent), the preorder will be available starting at 1500 CET tomorrow for €9.99.

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Nintendo Downloads - February 15, 2018 Switch3DS

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

A heavy download list coincides with a heavy heart.

Permit me a moment of reflection here... my grandmother passed away on Tuesday evening.

She was the last of my grandparents to pass away at age 89, and she raised eight children on her own for the better part of fifteen years. She never really understood the whole video game thing, but she always... Read more...

Steredenn: Binary Stars To Release March 8 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:00 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Pixelnest Studio

Breaking new ground in roguelikes by being a scrolling shooter.

March 8 will see the Switch get an unusual genre mashup.

Steredenn: Binary Stars, a combination of co-op scrolling shooter and roguelike, has been cleared for a March 8 Switch release. The Switch version is an upgraded version of the existing PC release.

Daily and weekly challenges, as well as an arena mode for practicing strategies against defeated bosses, will also be on offer.

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Futuristic Adventure Subsurface Circular Bags March 1 Release Switch

by Donald Theriault - 4:00 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Mike Bithell Games

A shorter project from a well known independent designer.

March 1 will see a well-known independent developer's return to Nintendo consoles.

Thomas Was Alone developer Mike Bithell will release a new version of his recent PC release Subsurface Circular on Switch March 1. The futuristic adventure title will cost US$5.99.

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February 14, 2018

SteamWorld Dig 2 Coming To 3DS Next Week 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 11:20 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Image & Form

Some might say a better game than Breath of the Wild is coming to 3DS.

The 3DS will have the entire SteamWorld series on it next week.

SteamWorld Dig 2 has been tabbed for release on the 3DS on February 22. The cost of the game will be the same as it is on Switch: US$19.99/€19.99/equivalents.

Image & Form has stated that the 3DS version of Dig 2 will run at 60 frames per second, regardless of model and even with the 3D set to maximum.

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Pokemon Shuffle Reducing Update Schedule 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 11:08 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Pokemon Shuffle

Not quite shutting down, but we have a schedule until around generation 14.

After three years of operation, Pokemon Shuffle has dramatically shifted its update schedule.

Traditionally updates have held 1-2 weeks of special stage data, with 3-4 weeks given for holiday periods, but yesterday's update (version 1.5.7 for 3DS) has released 24 weeks worth of information that... Read more...

Slayaway Camp Opens For Switch In March Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:14 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Digerati

Complete with a PG mode. You know, for kids.

The Switch will get a little ultra-violent next month with a new edition of a recent cult hit.

Slayaway Camp, the isometric adventure from former PopCap developers, will come to the Switch in March as Slayaway Camp: Butcher's Cut. The voice actors for the title include Mark Meer (male Shepard from the Mass Effect series) and Derek Mears (Jason from Friday the 13th (2009)).

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February 12, 2018

Splatoon 2 To Receive Starter Edition In March Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:16 am PST
Total comments: 6 Source: Nintendo

100 pages of tips for becoming the best kid/squid on the block included.

Following the announcement of the Marina and Pearl Amiibo, Nintendo is continuing to juice Splatoon 2.

A "Starter Edition" of the game will release on March 16, for the same suggested retail price as the current game ($59.99). The new edition will include two pages of stickers and a 100-page strategy guide.

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February 11, 2018

Off The Hook Splatoon 2 Amiibo Announced Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:53 am PST
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo

Everyone, look shocked.

Much like their predecessors, the house band for Splatoon 2 are about to get Amiibo.

Marina and Pearl had their Amiibo announced tonight at a major Splatoon tournament in Japan. No release date was given, nor any indication of their functionality in the game aside from the standard for Splatoon 2 Amiibo.

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February 10, 2018

tinyBuild Announces Six More Switch Games Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:41 am PST
Total comments: 2 Source: tinyBuild

The fun starts this month.

The publisher of Mr. Shifty is going hard on Switch in 2018.

tinyBuild released a "Hello Switch" video earlier today which featured six new game announcements. The games announced are:

The Final Station, a 2D exploration title in which you explore a train as it hurtles toward the apocalypse. The... Read more...

February 9, 2018

NIS America Announces Multiple Switch Titles For 2018 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:40 pm PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: NIS America

The big press event was loaded, dood.

NIS America held a press event tonight in San Francisco which saw seven Switch titles get announced or receive new details.

The full list of Switch announcements:

The first Switch announcement was a release date for Penny-Punching Princess. The action RPG / critique of capitalism will hit the Switch... Read more...

Ton of New Content Coming to Slime-san

by - 11:44 am PST
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Free content patch brings a new campaign and leaderboards among other things.

A free content patch named “Blackbird’s Kraken” is coming to Slime-san on February 22nd. The patch contains many quality of life updates plus other additions of note:

NEW FEATURES:

Leaderboards: Compete online for the best level & speedrun times Button Mapping: Remap all of... Read more...

February 8, 2018

Nintendo Downloads - February 8, 2018 SwitchWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 7:10 am PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

James Jones is this column's daddy.

It feels like a light week, but there's some big stuff that will keep the Switch humming for another couple of months. Friday sees the drop of Dragon Quest Builders, which offers all the fun of Minecraft plus a point. There's also Mercenary Kings: Reloaded Edition and Dandara representing the indie movement in style.

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My Nintendo Announces Changes To Program In March

by Donald Theriault - 5:03 am PST
Total comments: 2 Source: My Nintendo

Those Gold coins are about to pay off; literally.

Regular digital buyers are about to get a boost from My Nintendo.

Starting in March, purchasing games will earn 1% of the purchase price for physical games in Gold coins (up from 10-20 presently) and digital purchases will earn 5% back. The coins can then be redeemed on eShop purchases to reduce the cost of the game, in a fashion similar to the Just For You discounts currently offered on My Nintendo.

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February 6, 2018

Pillars Of Eternity II: Deadfire To Light Up Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:11 pm PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Game Informer

It'll be a few months later than the PC version.

A beloved RPG in the PC space will come to the Switch this holiday.

Obsidian Entertainment's isometric RPG sequel Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire has been tabbed for release on all consoles including the Switch before the end of 2018. Obsidian will handle publishing duties for the console versions, while Game Informer is reporting that the port will be developed by Red Cerberus.

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Smash Bros, BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Announced As Main Games For EVO 2018 WiiUSwitchGC

by Donald Theriault - 6:58 pm PST
Total comments: 4 Source: EVO

One of these games has a short turnaround.

Three Nintendo platform games have made the main field for the EVO 2018 fighting game tournament.

Super Smash Bros (Wii U) and Super Smash Bros Melee (GameCube) will return for the fourth straight tournament, with BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle making its debut. The other games in the field are Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Injustice 2 and Guilty Gear Xrd Rev2.

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Smoke And Sacrifice To Land On Switch In 2018 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:00 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Curve Digital

Tame the wild and find your child.

Curve Digital has announced another Switch project.

The indie publisher has teamed up with London-based Solar Sail Games to announce Smoke and Sacrifice for a 2018 Switch release. A survival-focused RPG, Smoke and Sacrifice stars a young mother named Sachi who must brave ever-changing environments in order to find out the fate of her child.

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February 2, 2018

It Is Time for a Switch. Site News

by John Rairdin - 7:00 am PST
Total comments: 11

The site directors keep getting smaller.

I’m assuming that you’ve already read Neal’s post. If you haven’t you’ll likely find this one extremely confusing. Neal has given me the incredible honor of assuming the role of site director for Nintendo World Report. It is a daunting task and one I do not take lightly. As YouTube videos have always been my preferred method of communication, I'll refer you to the below video for information on where I want to take the site.

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Another Change at the Top Site News

by Neal Ronaghan - 7:00 am PST
Total comments: 12

All hail our new Star Fox-loving overlord.

Last week, I noticed that it was seven years to the day since I first became Director of Nintendo World Report. That was before the 3DS came out. The Wii U was nothing but the glimmer of Project Cafe rumors. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword still wasn’t out yet despite being first shown two years... Read more...

February 1, 2018

Nintendo Downloads - February 1, 2018 SwitchWiiU3DS

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

Some of this week's downloads may cause high levels of despair, and I'm not just talking about Island Flight Simulator.

We are officially in the winter of too many games. The big ones this week are rhythm roguelike (it makes sense in context) Crypt of the Necrodancer and beloved adventure game Night in the Woods. For whatever reason, likely related to it being published by Spike Chunsoft, Necrodancer was only advertised in Japan - but the relationship means Danganronpa music, so I approve.

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