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February 28, 2020

Game Developer's Conference Postponed Due To Covid-19: Plans To Run In Summer

by Donald Theriault - 4:19 pm PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Game Developers Conference

Multiple companies had already pulled out of the annual conferring of game developers.

After more than a week of high profile speaker cancellations due to the Covid-19/Coronavirus, the annual Game Developers Conference has been officially postponed.

Originally slated for March 16-20 in San Francisco, the event was in doubt following companies such as Electronic Arts, Sony, Microsoft,... Read more...

Afterparty Kicking Off On Switch March 6 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 12:00 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Night School Studio

That is going to be one hell of a hangover.

It'll be party time next Friday on the eShop.

The critical smash Afterparty will finally come to the Switch on March 6, and it can be preloaded now. It will cost $19.99 US or equivalent, though a 20% discount will be available until March 15.

Afterparty stars a pair of friends (voiced by Janina Gavankar and Khoi Dao) who wind up dead after a night of hard partying but can get out of hell if they out drink Satan.

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February 27, 2020

ARMS Graphic Novel Status Update Switch

by Justin Berube - 8:03 pm PST
Total comments: 4

Still just out of arms reach.

The graphic novel series based on Nintendo's ARMS franchise is still in development with no current projected release date. This information comes directly from a representative of Dark Horse at Toy Fair NY this past weekend.

Dark Horse is set to publish the ARMS graphic novel series which was... Read more...

Jakks Pacific Mario Toy Release Schedule Revealed

by Justin Berube - 8:03 pm PST
Total comments: 2

For all you World of Nintendo fans out there.

Jakks Pacific has announced a release lineup for their 2020 Mario series of toys. Some of these are already hitting store shelves, and others we were able to see last weekend at Toy Fair NY.

So for all you collectors out there, here is the upcoming lineup:

Spring 2020

2.5-Inch Figures

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New Mythical Pokemon Zarude Revealed Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:26 am PST
Total comments: 9 Source: Pokemon Company

It probably shouldn't use Sandstorm.

The first mythical Pokémon has been revealed for Sword and Shield.

In observance of the anniversary of Pokémon's launch, a trailer was shown for a new Pokémon named Zarude. A Dark/Grass type, it has the ability Leaf Guard (immunity to status in sun) and is shown using Taunt in the trailer along with a move similar to Rillaboom's Drum Beating.

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February 26, 2020

Sisters Royale Getting Collector's Edition

by Jordan Rudek - 11:24 pm PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: PR Hound

A new vertical shooter from the creators of "Castle of Shikigami"

Sisters Royale, a vertical shoot-'em-up with unique mechanics and anime-inspired visuals, is getting a limited collector's edition courtesy of Strictly Limited Games. This physical release will include:

• Hardcover CE Box with Magnetic Latch

• Individually Numbered Game

• Hardcover Artbook

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Yacht Club Games Mixes Shovel Knight With Wario's Woods in Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 9:20 am PST
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The Shovel Knight developer's second Yacht Club Games Presents presentation also narrowed down the release window for Cyber Shadow.

Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon is the latest new game announced by Yacht Club Games, as the joint project between the developer/publisher and VINE was revealed during the latest Yacht Club Games Presents video presentation. Additionally. ninja action game Cyber Shadow is due out this fall and Shovel Knight Dig, due out in 2021, will see the addition of Hive Knight

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Spirit of the North Getting Signature Edition

by Perry Burkum - 7:58 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Merge PR

An "emotionally stirring journey" where you play as a fox!

The next title to get the Signature Edition treatment is the beautiful looking Spirit of the North from Infuse Studio. This big physical release will include:

• Region-free copy of Spirit of the North

• Two limited edition enamel pins

• Original soundtrack CD

• Collector’s art card

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Wonderful 101 Remaster Receives General Release Date Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:25 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: PlatinumGames

It won't be long before a few people will Unite Up once again

The Wonderful 101 Remastered has a date for general availability.

The remastered version of the 2013 Wii U game will release on May 19 in North America, 22 May in Europe, and 11 June in Japan. The US price will be $39.99.

As of press time, the Kickstarter campaign is still quoting an April 2020 delivery date for the game.

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Harmonix Developed Music Mixing Game Fuser Launching In Fall 2020 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:16 am PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Harmonix

"Hey Tomko, give me a beat." "No."

Harmonix is returning to NIntendo platforms with its latest music game.

FUSER has been announced for a fall 2020 release on Switch. Developed by Harmonix and published by NCSoft, it will feature more than 100 licensed tracks to mix (as a DJ) among four tracks, but no turntable accessory will be required to play.

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Sumo Digital Developed Hotshot Racing Scheduled For Spring On Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:00 am PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Curve Digital

Gotta go fast, hotshot.

The newest racing game from Sumo Digital isn't another Sonic project, but does harken back to Daytona and Virtua Racing.

Hotshot Racing has been announced for Switch release in late spring, published by Curve Digital and co-developed by Sumo and Lucky Mountain Games. Aiming to go back to the style of 90s arcade racers, Hotshot Racing will feature eight "hotshot" drivers and 16 tracks of racing goodness.

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PlatinumGames Gives Details On First Self-Published Game

by Donald Theriault - 5:01 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Famitsu, Japanese Nintendo

The second of the "Platinum 4" will be a super adventure.

PlatinumGames's first wholly-owned property will harken back to a couple of their classics.

As part of an announcement of four projects, "Project GG" was detailed in this week's issue of Famitsu. According to the issue (translation from Japanese Nintendo), Project GG is the third in a series of Hideki Kamiya-directed superhero themed games following Viewtiful Joe and The Wonderful 101.

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February 25, 2020

Nintendo Downloads - February 27, 2020 Switch

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

Did the quarter end a month early and I didn't notice?

This PAX East week is chock full of releases in North America, which likely means a lot of post-facto shadowdrops in Europe. There's a heavy retail component this week with five releases: the two Metro games in the Metro Redux collection (sold separately on the eShop), Samurai Shodown, Two Point Hospital, Rune Factory 4 Special, and the Mega Man Zero/ZX collection.

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February 20, 2020

Animal Crossing Direct Recap Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:36 am PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

Will it be your next desert island game?

The Animal Crossing Direct has wrapped up and revealed a bunch of new information about New Horizons ahead of its launch a month from today.

The island can be set in either the Northern or Southern hemisphere, which will accurately reflect the calendar with seasons (launch day will be spring in the... Read more...

New Independent Publisher Announces Two New Switch Games, Playable At PAX East Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:00 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Sold Out

RPG, adventure, and cookery. There's something for everyone.

Independent publisher Sold Out have announced two games for Switch and confirmed a release date for a third.

Disjunction is a dystopia-themed stealth action RPG set in New York City ca 2048. Slated for this summer, Disjunction will follow three characters as they try to unravel a mystery. Gestalt:... Read more...

February 19, 2020

Burnout Series Spiritual Successor Dangerous Driving 2 Coming To Switch Holiday 2020 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:04 am PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Three Fields Entertainment

Some of the creative minds behind Burnout want you to get dangerous.

A new title from some of the creative minds behind the Burnout series will have its newest version come to Switch this year.

Three Fields Entertainment have announced Dangerous Driving 2 for a holiday 2020 release and are touting Switch support as a major feature they are adding to the sequel. The original launched last year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, but it will be playable on Switch next week at PAX East.

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February 18, 2020

Animal Crossing Direct To Air Thursday Morning Switch

by Donald Theriault - 2:11 pm PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Directs are always like timeshare presentations, but this one's literal.

We're about to get the hard pitch for Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

An Animal Crossing Direct presentation will air on Thursday, February 20 at 9 a.m. Eastern time, 6 a.m. Pacific, and 1500 CET. It will run for approximately 25 minutes.

Tune in on February... Read more...

Update For Witcher 3 Adds PC Cross Save And New Graphics Options Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:36 am PST
Total comments: 2 Source: CD Projekt Red

Toss a coin to the absolute madmen.

The Witcher 3 has added a beefy new set of features in an update now available worldwide.

Full patch notes are available on the official Witcher 3 website, though the biggest deal is the ability to import save data from the PC versions of the game. The Switch will accept Steam saves as well as saves from the GOG service (owned by CDPR).

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New Switch Lite Coral Color Debuting On April 3 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:27 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Next is the green one, after this one effectively prints money.

Nintendo's fiscal year will kick off with a new color for the Switch Lite.

A "Coral" color will join gray, yellow, and turquoise in the Lite lineup on April 3 in North America. Japan will get the new system on March 20 to coincide with Animal Crossing: New Horizons, while no date has been announced for Europe / Australia as of yet.

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Mega Man Battle Network-Inspired One Step From Eden Hits Switch in March Switch

by - 10:24 am PST
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Mixing fast-based card-battling with roguelite design, this Kickstarter success will debut on Switch soon.

One Step From Eden is launching on Switch on March 26, 2020.

Developed by Thomas Moon Kang and published by Humble Bundle, this deck-building roguelite draws heavy inspiration from the combat mechanics found in the Mega Man Battle Network series. The emphasis is on quick card-based combat using... Read more...

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