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July 30, 2019

Obsidian Sci-Fi RPG The Outer Worlds is Coming to Switch. Switch

by David Lloyd - 7:19 am PDT
Total comments: 2

A welcome surprise for RPG fans.

This morning, Nintendo announced that the Obsidian developed sci-fi RPG, The Outer Worlds, will be ported to Switch following the release on other platforms.

The Outer Worlds was announced shortly after the acquisition of Obsidian Entertainment by Microsoft near the end of 2018. The port will be handled by Virtuos whose recent history with Switch includes both Starlink: Battle for Atlas and Dark Souls Remastered.

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Hero Of Dragon Quest Launching In Smash Ultimate Later Today Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:15 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

It's all about the details.

Heroes will be approaching later today.

Smash Bros Ultimate DLC pack 2 will be available today, featuring the heroes of the Dragon Quest series. Dragon Quests XI, III, IV, and VIII will be represented, with voice acting for the latter 3 for the first time ever.

Eight music tracks from across... Read more...

Sniper Elite 3: Ultimate Edition Picks Off October 1 Release Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:01 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Rebellion

This one should be new to Nintendo players.

It's going to be a quick turnaround for the next Sniper Elite title on Switch.

Sniper Elite 3, a 2014 cross-generation release, will land on Switch October 1. The Switch version will include all of the original game's downloadable content, including World War II themed missions that involve protecting Winston Churchill and assassinating Adolf Hitler.

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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Gets VR Update, Free Trial In Japan Switch

by Donald Theriault - 3:44 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Rrrrready for virtual adventure!

We've got some unexpected news on the Captain Toad beat.

A new update for the Switch version has added Labo VR support to the Switch version of the game. Four levels will be playable in the VR mode.

Additionally, Japanese Switch Online subscribers will be able to play Captain Toad: Treasure... Read more...

Nintendo Releases First Quarter Fiscal 2019 Results Switch

by Donald Theriault - 3:23 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Did saving all the energy for the end really help Nintendo?

At the close of the Japanese business day earlier today, Nintendo released their financial results for the first fiscal quarter of the 2019-20 fiscal year.

All monetary figures reported in yen, with comparisons to the US dollar based on a market rate of $1 = ¥108.571 provided for comparison only.

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July 29, 2019

Disney Tsum Tsum Festival, New Super Lucky's Tale To Both Launch November 8 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:43 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Bandai Namco, Playful Studios

*site director intensifies*

The week before Pokémon has now tripled in release intensity.

In separate announcements today, Disney Tsum Tsum Festival and New Super Lucky's Tale both were announced for release on November 8. They join the remaster of Layton's Mysterious Journey for Switch in releasing one week before Pokémon Sword and Shield.

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Nintendo Downloads - August 1, 2019 Switch

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

T-2 weeks until the news editor can go HAM on Fire Emblem.

So what'd we get up to last week?

The 40s, and I'm not just talking about the temperature either. But who expected the entire classic Doom trilogy to drop? Anyway, a word of advice to the Mutant Year Zero devs: we understand you wanted to avoid Super Mario Maker 2, but you walked into the wake of Fire Emblem. Good luck.

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July 28, 2019

Smash DLC Presentation To Air Tuesday, Focusing On Dragon Quest Hero Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:29 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

A video approaches. Command?

We won't have long to wait for the launch date of Hero in Super Smash Bros Ultimate.

A video presentation will be airing on Tuesday at 9 a.m. Eastern time (6 a.m. Pacific). Hosted by Masahiro Sakurai, the presentation will focus on the moveset of "Hero" and will include the release date for the character.

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July 26, 2019

Original Doom Trilogy Appears On eShop Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:39 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Bethesda

Today at QuakeCon... DOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!

This week was busy enough, but now it's gone to hell.

Listings have appeared on the European eShop for the first three Doom games, all of which will launch today. Doom and Doom II will be €4.99/£3.99, while Doom 3 is priced at €9.99/£7.99.

Listings haven't appeared in North America yet, but the annual QuakeCon (referred to as DoomCon this year due to Doom Eternal) is this weekend.

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Voice Actor Of Fire Emblem Three Houses Male Avatar Recast SwitchMobi

by Donald Theriault - 4:54 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Fire Emblem Heroes

Will the change get locked in for the Lunatic difficulty update, or will they wait for the next round of DLC? UPDATED: Received statement from Nintendo of America

Following confessions of emotional and physical abuse, the voice of the male player character in Fire Emblem: Three Houses has been recast.

As discussed on last night's Nintendo News Report, Chris "Kirbopher" Niosi was originally cast as the voice of the male version of Byleth in Three Houses.... Read more...

July 23, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 Doubles Course Upload Limit Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:33 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Now you can make The Lost Levels instead of just the original Super Mario Bros.

Heavy Super Mario Maker 2 level uploaders just got a lot more room to maneuver.

A notice sent to the game tonight announced a new limit for level uploads of 64: this doubles the previous total of 32.

One more increase to the cap is planned for a future date; the magnitude of which has not been disclosed.

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Nintendo Reportedly Taking Action On Joy-Con Drift Issue Switch

by Bryan Rose - 5:25 pm PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: VICE Games

Nintendo reportedly is set to take action through free repairs without proof of warranty.

Nintendo is taking steps to solve the Nintendo Switch “Joy-Con drift” issue, according to internal documents.

The steps being taken, according to documents obtained by VICE Games, include instructing customer service to issue repairs for affected Joy-Cons “at no-charge”.

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The Church In The Darkness Lights Up Switch August 2

by Donald Theriault - 8:00 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Fellow Traveler

Sometimes the Venn diagram of church and cult is a perfect circle.

The Church In The Darkness will be opening up on the Switch next week.

Fellow Traveler have announced the adventure game will release on Switch next Friday, day and date with other consoles and PC. Players will take the role of Vic, a retired police officer whose nephew is taken to a cult compound in South America.

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July 22, 2019

New NWR Forum Mafia Game Starting Soon

by Spencer Johnson - 5:19 pm PDT
Total comments: 1

Come join in on the long-running NWR tradition.

The Nintendo World Report forums will be holding its 81st Forum Mafia game.The sign up period for the game will go from now until August 10th, with the game starting August 12th. The theme of this game is based on The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, which was recently featured on an episode of NWR’s The... Read more...

Nintendo Downloads - July 25, 2019 Switch

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

This week features a hard-hitting game of strategy and management. It also has a Fire Emblem game.

Boy, this week is right in your wheelhouse, isn't it?

About the only way they could clinch it was a Pokémon game. We've got the long anticipated Fire Emblem Three Houses, the long-awaited-by-me Super Mega Baseball 2, and as someone who listens to Before My Body Is Dry (aka the "Don't Lose Your... Read more...

July 21, 2019

Final Splatfest Results Announced Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:08 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Splatoon 2

Did order carry the days, or will chaos reign in Splatoon 3?

The final Splatoon 2 Splatfest is in the books, and nobody knows what will happen next.

Chaos scored a clean sweep, winning the final fest 3-0 over Team Order. The final percentages were:

58.05% Chaos popularity 51.39% Chaos clout (Regular matches) 50.34% Chaos clout (Pro matches)

As of yet,... Read more...

July 18, 2019

Comedy Action Title Roguelike Hero Announced For Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:00 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: X.D. Network

No release date for the latest game from the folks who brought you Muse Dash.

The follow up to Muse Dash has been announced with a to-be-determined Switch release.

Roguelike Hero is an action title that takes inspiration from the comedy of Stephen Chow. Each area is a randomly generated movie set, and starting as an extra the goal is to become a star through increasingly bizarre actions.

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Nintendo Sales Party: June 2018 US NPD Group Results 3DSSwitch

by Donald Theriault - 6:31 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: NPD Group

If this was a Canadian chart, the world champion Toronto Raptors would have NBA 2k19 at #1.

In terms of American software chart dominance, June 2019 may be the best month the Switch has ever had.

All rankings based on dollar sales from June 2 - July 6, unless indicated.

For the sixth straight month, the Switch was the leading platform in the United States, and remains the only platform to be up year over year in the monthly comparison. Video game hardware collectively was down by a third compared to last June's report.

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Upcoming Free and Paid DLC for Marvel Ultimate Alliance Detailed

by Neal Ronaghan - 2:16 pm PDT
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Colossus and Cyclops will be free updates, while Moon Knight and Punisher headline the paid Marvel Knights pack.

More characters were revealed for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 at the Marvel Games panel in Hall H at San Diego Comic Con.

The highlight is that Colossus and Cyclops, two mainstays of the X-Men Legends and Marvel Ultimate Alliance games, will be coming as free DLC on August 30. Additionally, four... Read more...

Super Mega Baseball 2 To Be Called Up To Switch Next Week Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:25 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Metalhead Software

Touch 'em all, Metalhead Software: you'll never hit a bigger home run in your life.

We can scratch one of our Most Wanted Switch Ports off the list for 2019.

Super Mega Baseball 2, the hit arcade-style baseball simulation from Canadian developers Metalhead Software, will finally release on Switch next Thursday for US$29.99. The Switch version will include all of the DLC for the game that previously released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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