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May 25, 2019

Star Ocean: First Departure To Receive Switch Remaster Worldwide Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:58 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Square Enix

The Switch is now absorbing PSP games, and I say the sky's the limit.

After nearly a quarter century, Nintendo system owners outside Japan will finally get to experience a late Super Famicom RPG.

Star Ocean: First Departure R has been announced for worldwide release on Switch today. No release window or distribution methods have been announced.


May 22, 2019

Dragon Quest Builders 2 Outlines DLC, Added To Voucher List Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:09 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

The savings from one can pay for the other... in a fashion.

Dragon Quest Builders 2 had DLC in Japan, and it will be coming to the West quickly.

In addition to confirming July 12 for the sequel to last February's building game, Nintendo has announced the release plan for add-on content. A free Knickknack Pack will release on July 26 with three recipes,... Read more...

May 21, 2019

Yu-Gi-Oh Link Evolution Releasing On August 20 In America Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:16 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Konami

Attention duelists: you're going to have a busy end of the summer.

Late summer is a time to d-d-d-duel, according to Konami.

Yu-Gi-Oh Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution has drawn the August 20 release card for Switch. The game's retail release will include three limited edition cards: a spell card and two monster cards.

Link Evolution's stories span from...

Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons Comes To Switch May 28 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:02 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: 505 Games

Name ten Switch ports better this *checks* week

Next week will see a critically acclaimed adventure title hit the Switch, with some unexpected co-op play.

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, which debuted on the Xbox 360 in 2013, will release on Switch next week for US$14.99. A preorder discount (10% off) is available now for the game.

The Starbreeze-developed,...

Nintendo Sales Party: April 2019 US NPD Group Results Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:30 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: NPD Group

Did Mortal Kombat pull off a chart fatality, or did a Final Fantasy come true in April?

April's sales survey from the NPD Group for the United States shows a bit of history in the software department.

All rankings based on dollars unless indicated, for the period of April 7 - May 4.

Hardware saw the Switch win for the fifth straight month, and once again be the only platform to... Read more...

Fire Emblem Heroes, Animal Crossing Pocket Camp To Stop Service In Belgium August 27 Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 5:54 am PDT
Total comments: 9 Source: Reddit

"Oh, I'll just play another Nintendo phone game." "Yeah, about that..."

Legislation has struck down two of Nintendo's mobile projects in Belgium and put others on hold.

Announcements were sent to affected players of Fire Emblem Heroes and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp this morning announcing that service for the games would end on August 27. Belgium law introduced in the wake of the initial release of Star Wars: Battlefront II (2017) was cited in the decision.


May 20, 2019

RAD Running Rampant August 20 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:15 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Bandai Namco

Smack in the middle of the promised Q3.

Double Fine's new action title has a three month countdown to release.

RAD, the post apocalyptic action title revealed in March's Nindie Showcase, has been announced for release on August 20 by publisher Bandai Namco. Set in a world that has somehow suffered two separate apocalypses, the game is helmed by former Stacking and Iron Brigade head Lee Petty.


Nintendo Downloads - May 23, 2019 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:00 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

"What're you buyin'? What're you sellin'?"

Looks like the physical store shelves are going to be bouncing this week.

Yep, the Resident Evil Origins collection (which is a game and a code for our purposes), Team Sonic Racing, Assassin's Creed Liberation's remaster and Atelier Lulua are all in stores this week to blow up your physical collection. I'll leave it up to the philosophers to decide if the pricing for them is worth it.


May 15, 2019

Nintendo Introduces Switch Online Vouchers Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 3:48 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

How to get a couple of games on the slightly discounted

Nintendo Switch Online members can now get money off games in another way.

Introduced in the Super Mario Maker 2 Direct, members can purchase pairs of Nintendo Switch Online Game Vouchers for US$99.99. Each voucher offers a download of a retail-available, Nintendo-published Switch title including... Read more...

Super Mario Maker 2 Direct Recap Switch

by Donald Theriault - 3:42 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

Jerry, hold all my calls on June 28.

Nintendo has dropped a bunch of new details about Super Mario Maker 2.

New Elements

A host of new items were included for course creation, including the Angry Sun from Super Mario Bros. 3, snaking blocks and on/off blocks from Super Mario World, and seesaw platforms. Sound effects now have new... Read more...

Pokemon Rumble Rush Debuts on Australian Phones

by Adam Abou-Nasr - 11:44 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Pokémon

The toy Pokémon are at it again.

Pokémon Rumble Rush, the fifth entry in the light RPG brawler series, is live first on the Australian app stores, The Pokémon Company announced today.

The "free-to-start" title sees Pokémon battle through wild hoards to unlock new Pokémon and equipment. The tap-control levels lead to "Super Bosses" on each island.


Mable & The Wood Choosing Summer Switch Release Switch

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

It's like I'm killing nothing at all!

A new roguelike coming to Switch this summer will let you play as a pacifist.

Mable & The Wood features the title character in a exploration platformer where in order to proceed, they must slay enemies and use the power of the fallen enemies to proceed. If a non-violent approach is preferred, secret paths can be found that allow the bypassing of all combat.


May 14, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 Direct Airing Tomorrow Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:14 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Letsa go again.

Super Mario Maker 2 details are about to be brought directly to us.

A 15 minute video will air tomorrow at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT discussing the June 28 release.

Tune in on Wednesday, May 15 at 3 p.m. PT / 6 p.m. ET for a roughly 15-minute presentation packed with information all about #SuperMarioMaker2 for #NintendoSwitch. pic.twitter.com/YUEDCzKQO4


May 13, 2019

Nintendo Downloads - May 16, 2019 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:00 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

So what will your humble news editor be playing going into his long weekend?

So this week appears to be a little bit less controversial.

Yep, pretty much. The Castlevania Collection is out this week, though the only place we have pricing for it is in Japan. The big one is either Rock of Ages 2, or Sniper Elite V2 Remastered.

Looks like there's a fair bit of Guilty Gear there too.


May 12, 2019

Detective Pikachu Estimated For US $58 Million Opening Weekend 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 9:13 am PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: BoxOfficeMojo

The rat sees green on page 13.

The ability to shoot electricity and solve mysteries couldn't handle Squirrel Girl's buddies.

Estimated box office for the opening weekend of Detective Pikachu's film adaptation have come in at US$58m, with a further estimated international take of $103m for a total of $161 million. In the US,... Read more...

May 9, 2019

Tetris 99 "Big Block" DLC Available Now: Adds Vs CPU And Marathon Modes Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:13 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

Some blocks are held for charity, and some for fancy dress...

Tetris 99 has added DLC that makes the game playable against something other than 90+ people.

The "Big Blocks" DLC is now available on the eShop for US$9.99/C$12.59, and adds two new modes: Marathon Mode for solo play, and a Vs CPU mode that involves challenging 98 AIs.

More modes (included...

Nintendo Announces E3 2019 Plans

by Donald Theriault - 5:18 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

This should look familiar to a lot of you.

Nintendo has unveiled their full schedule for E3 2019.

Following the previously announced Splatoon 2 and Smash Bros World Championships on Saturday, June 8 (kickoff at 2 p.m. EDT/11 a.m. PDT), there will be a Nintendo Direct airing at the traditional noon EDT/9 a.m. PDT start time. According to... Read more...

May 6, 2019

Original Devil May Cry Triggers Switch Release This Summer Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:43 am PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Capcom

Or as we call it, Matt Walker's Devil May Cry.

Capcom's next Switch re-release is going to shoot up the summer.

Devil May Cry, the 2001 character action title for the PlayStation 2, will release on Switch this summer. A price was not disclosed.

Relive the adventure that introduced the legendary Dante to the world with the original Devil May Cry, coming to #NintendoSwitch this Summer. pic.twitter.com/Hh8hFDnLQK


Nintendo Downloads - May 9, 2019 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:00 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

A fine Revenge of the Fifth to you all.

So are the veeps in charge yet at large at THQ Nordic yet?

Nope, which is why I won't be buying Saints Row The Third this week. It's a shame, I'd really love to support what should have been the GB GotY for 2011, but not until all of the executives who don't know how to use Google get sacked.

What does that open the door for, then?


May 4, 2019

NES Games For Switch Online In May Revealed Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 6:40 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Nintendo of America, Vooks

Golden Week held up the confirmation. (UPDATED)

UPDATE MAY 7: Nintendo has confirmed the games below will come to the lineup on May 15. Original story follows.

It looks as though May's NES lineup for the Switch Online app will feature plenty of climbing and riding.

Although no video confirmation for the second Wednesday in May has been revealed, Vooks found a listing on Nintendo of America's page for the NES list which includes under Upcoming Games:



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