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July 31, 2018

Salt And Sanctuary Scares Up October 30 Physical Release In North America Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:04 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Leadman Games

With a familiar face to Nintendo fans in charge

Salt and Sanctuary fans who prefer to go physical will be quickly sated.

The physical edition of the 2D RPG will release on October 30 in the "Drowned Time Edition". In addition to the game on a card, a manual, a poster map, and a download code for a copy of the soundtrack via Bandcamp.

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Nintendo Releases Q1 2018 Fiscal Results Switch

by Donald Theriault - 12:47 am PDT
Total comments: 9 Source: Nintendo

The first quarter for Labo, and the first set for Mario Tennis Aces.

Nintendo has released their financial and sales results for the first quarter of the 2018 fiscal year at the close of business in Japan today. This is for the period from April 1 to June 30.

All monetary results quoted below are in yen, with a dollar figure based on current market rates in US$ ($1 = ¥111.13 at press time) for comparison.

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July 30, 2018

Digimon Survive Launching On Switch In 2019 As Part Of Series Milestone Celebration Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:10 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Bandai Namco

Whether via card or download, they're still digital monsters.

2019 will mark the 20th anniversary of the Digimon anime arriving on Western shores, and Bandai Namco is celebrating with the newest Digimon game.

Digimon Survive has been announced for release in 2019, which is the current window for the game's Japanese release. Survive is a "survival RPG", in which the character's choices determine how the monsters evolve as well as the game's ending.

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Nintendo Downloads - August 2, 2018 Switch3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:00 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Originally posted before we find out Nintendo's quarterly numbers.

The release list for the week got a sudden jolt of electricity around the middle of last week, so look for a lot of updates. The big games this week are in the download space, with noted "DarkSoulsOf" Salt and Sanctuary and exploration platformer Iconoclasts headlining the week in the download space.... Read more...

July 27, 2018

Taiko No Tatsujin: Drum 'N' Fun Opens In The Americas November 2 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:27 am PDT
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And there's special guest musicians.

Bandai Namco's drumming series is coming back to the Americas.

Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'N' Fun will be the localized title for the Joy-Con powered rhythm title, which will release on November 2. Previous entries in the series have released as Taiko Drum Master.

Special guest drummers for the Switch version will include Kirby and a Splatoon squid.

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July 26, 2018

Third Labo Kit To Launch September 14: Vehicle Themed Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:28 pm PDT
Total comments: 11 Source: Nintendo

Let's see how it will drive sales.

The third Labo kit has been announced.

The Toy-Con "Vehicle" kit will launch on September 14, and will feature multiple types of vehicles to build and play with. A plane, submarine, and car are among the included forms of transport.

Also included in the Vehicle kit are keys, which can be moved from one vehicle to another while playing the game.

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July 25, 2018

Iconoclasts, Salt And Sanctuary, Picross S2, Surgeon Simulator All Striking The Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:40 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

"Salt and Sanctuary" is also a service provided by the NWR forums.

Four major independent titles have been announced for the Switch today, and three of them will be launching next Thursday.

Ska Studios announced today that their hit 2D RPG Salt and Sanctuary is coming to the Switch next week for US$14.99/C$19.99. A physical version of the game will follow this winter. Joining... Read more...

Free To Play Version Of Paladins Now Available Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:28 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Hi-Rez Studios

It got upstaged a bit, but it doesn't cost anything to try now.

Paladins debuted at E3, and the free option is available now.

The game's entry on the eShop replaced the previously US$29.99 or equivalent Founder's Pack with the free edition today, as promised at launch. The Founder's Pack has been removed from sale completely.

Although the game is free to download, there are still ingame purchases of Crystals.

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July 24, 2018

Award Winning German Series The Inner World Releasing August 3 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:29 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Headup Games

The older of the two will be slightly cheaper.

A former German "Best Computer Game" and its direct sequel are landing on Switch next week.

Headup Games have announced The Inner World and The Inner World: The Last Wind Monk will both release on the Switch next Friday (August 3). The original title will be $/€11.99 or £9.99, with The Last Wind Monk setting back $/€14.99 or £11.99.

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NBA Playgrounds 2 To Be Published By 2K, Releasing In Fall Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:19 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: 2K Games

With virtual currency, you might be able to get a Mailman who actually delivers on Sundays.

2K will be covering the simulation and arcade sides of basketball this fall.

In addition to their annual NBA 2K release, 2K has acquired the publishing rights to NBA Playgrounds 2. The Saber Interactive game is now slated for a fall release on Switch.

Saber self-published the original NBA Playgrounds... Read more...

July 23, 2018

"Summer Of Devolver" Announced: Six Weeks Of Devolver Digital Releases Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:27 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Devolver Digital

Funny thing: It's already started.

Fresh off their second consecutive E3 victory, Devolver Digital is going all in on Switch for the next month.

Devolver announced the "Summer of Devolver" today on their social feeds, confirming six major releases for the Switch. The first release is the "Advanced Gungeons and Draguns" update for Enter the Gungeon, which released last week.

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Nintendo Downloads - July 26, 2018 Switch3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:00 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

For the record: Mega Man X collection 1 is on the card, so it's the retail release.

Welcome to the first week of the new, earlier posting weekly release list. Remember when we used to get the PR on Monday? Anyway, your big guns of the week are the conclusion to the Banner Saga, uh, saga - originally tabbed for Tuesday, but delayed slightly to Thursday - Go Vacation, a late Wii game... Read more...

July 22, 2018

Switch Arcade Archives News: Hamster Slate, Data East Rarity, Sega Ages Updates Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:20 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Japanese Nintendo

Some quick hits from the archives on a Sunday night.

The various entrants in the Switch's Archives lines made announcements this week, which should all be out by the end of August.

Hamster held another livestream this week to coincide with the release of League Bowling, the last game from their June announcements. The next six weeks will feature the... Read more...

July 20, 2018

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Announces Breath Of The Wild Crossover Content Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:42 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Capcom

That kid really gets around.

For the second time this week, Zelda: Breath of the Wild is invading a game - only this time, it's a future release.

Capcom and Nintendo have announced that the Switch hit will be represented in Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate. No release date was given for the pack, which includes the Champion's Tunic and Hylian Shield. Palicoes will also be able to dress up like the familiar Koroks.

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Splatoon 2 Octoling Amiibo Launch Dates Announced Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:32 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

Patience awaits the North American octo-kid.

The Octoling Amiibo announced at E3 now have worldwide release dates.

Europe and Japan will see the three figures on 9 November, while North America will see them on December 7 along with the Inkling Amiibo of the Smash series.

Functionality have not been announced for the figures, who can be fought for in a worldwide "Squids vs Octopus" Splatfest this weekend.

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July 19, 2018

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Adds Breath Of The Wild Crossover Content Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:13 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

We've got the motorcycle, but nobody has the children's cards.

After Labo support last month, the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe update train continues to roll on.

The 1.6 update has added an entire set of Breath of the Wild crossover content: Link in his Champion's Tunic, the Master Cycle Zero, Ancient Tires, and the Paraglider. The update is available for download now.

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Nintendo Downloads - July 19, 2018 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:04 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

We're moving to a new start time next week.

Before we begin, a word as it pertains to this space going forward: Starting next week, this will be posted on Mondays, and kept up to date through the week. Most of the lineup is known by Sunday anyway, and it gives me more time to prep the article over the weekend and actually see about playing... Read more...

July 18, 2018

XSEED Announces North American Pricing Details For Gal Metal Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:40 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: XSEED

For those about to rock, it won't cost that much.

XSEED has revealed the cover art and release plans for the localization Tak Fuji's latest rhythm title, Gal Metal.

No additional details for the release were given beyond Fall 2018, but there will be two options for purchasing the game. The US MSRP for Gal Metal on the eShop will be $29.99, with an "Encore" DLC pack adding five additional characters and stories for $9.99. A retail release will include the game and DLC for $39.99.

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Ubisoft Reveals South Park: The Stick Of Truth For Switch Release In Earnings Call Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:35 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Ubisoft

The original adventure of The New Kid should be out within a couple of months.

The Switch is getting its second South Park RPG of the year by the end of September, according to Ubisoft.

In a financial results call yesterday, Ubisoft revealed that South Park: The Stick of Truth would be coming to Switch in the July - September quarter of this year. Currently, the game is slated to be an eShop-only release.

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Super Rare Games Announces Tons of Upcoming Physical Game Releases Switch

by David Lloyd - 6:49 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Super Rare Games

Yesterday was a good day if you’re a collector.

On Twitter yesterday, Super Rare Games announced multiple indie titles that they will be releasing physical copies for. Though no set dates were included, the following games are set for physical copies:

Worms WMD Lovers In A Dangerous Spacetime Mutant Mudds Collection Steredeen: Binary Stars Knights of Pen and Paper 1 and 2 Fairune Collection N++ Ultimate Edition The Adventure Pals

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