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TalkBack / Day Of The Devs Announces More Indie Switch Titles
« on: June 10, 2021, 04:32:12 PM »

And a lot of stuff that we'll hopefully be able to cover eventually.

The second event of the Summer Games Fest was the annual "Day of the Devs", traditionally hosted by Double Fine studio head Tim Schafer. The following titles were shown during the show that were anounced, previously or otherwise, for Switch:

  • A new trailer aired for Axiom Verge 2, which showed off more of a melee focus compared to the original game's shooting. According to developer Thomas Happ, "it'll be out before you know it".
  • Road 96, which debuted in the last Indie World presentation, also debuted a new trailer.
  • Annapurna Interactive made two Switch announcements: their adventure anthology Last Stop will release on July 22, and a week later they will host a showcase of their future titles.
  • Garden Story, which debuted in the August 2020 Indie World, updated to be targeting a release before the end of the summer.
  • Digerati and French developer Glee-Cheese Studio debuted A Musical Story, a rhythm game with a heavy 1970s aesthetic where successful performance unlocks memories of the main character. It is currently slated for October.
  • Japanese studio "Throw the warped code out" showed new footage for their co-op destruction game Demolition Robots KK, but no release date was provided.


Wait, George RR Martin actually finished something in this century? What madness is this?

The major multiplatform game announcement show of the season, the Summer Games Festival, featured additional announcements beyond the Among Us roadmap and Two Point Campus announcements:

  • Koch Media / The Embracer Group announced a new label called Prime Matter, whose first two releases will be as publisher for King's Bounty II and the Switch version of 2018 multiplatform action RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance (with a port by Saber Interactive, late of The Witcher 3).
  • The promised Weezer concert did have a Switch point, as it was to perform a song featured in Wave Break, which launches tomorrow.
  • The Sega-published tactical action game Endless Dungeon revealed it was coming to all platforms including Switch.
  • thatgamecompany's Sky: Children of the Light will hit Switch on June 29, with a new season of content for the F2P title following on July 6
  • A Fast and the Furious crossover was announced for Rocket League, with three cars of the series (a Nissan Skyline, Dodge Charger, and Pontiac Fiero) being available as a pack from June 17 - 30.
  • Bruce Campbell, in a stunning single role, showed off a new trailer for the Evil Dead game announced last winter, but there was still no date apart from 2021.

TalkBack / Freshman Class Of Two Point Campus Convening In 2022
« on: June 10, 2021, 11:12:04 AM »

And hey, if the country's executive orders the student loans forgiven, you can jack up the tuition by 6000% guilt free.

After satirizing healthcare, Two Point Studios is moving onto the other sacred cow: education.

Two Point Campus, previously leaked on the Xbox dashboard, has been announced for a 2022 Switch release. Players will be tasked with building a university campus that crosses education with the social development of the students.

Courses such as "Knight School" will also be offered.

TalkBack / Among Us Adding New Mode And Map Per Update Roadmap
« on: June 10, 2021, 10:39:00 AM »

And don't forget the cheevos.

New content is going to continue to drop for Among Us.

As part of the Summer Game Fest kickoff, developer Innersloth made the following announcements:

  • A Hide and Seek mode will be added
  • New player roles
  • Achievements (such as getting 5 kills)
  • New cosmetic items
  • A fifth map of an unknown type (only a square was shown)

No release timing was given for the update.


It's been a while for one of the leads.

A veteran of the Japanese horror RPG genre is making his first appearance in a quarter century for a new RPG that NIS America has already confirmed for Western release.

Known as Monark, the new RPG from developer Lancarse (previous works including programming on Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth and Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey) will launch in early 2022 in North America and Europe, following an October 14 Japanese release. One of the scenario creators, Ryūtarō Itō, has last credits on the original Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner (1995, Saturn) and Shin Megami Tensei if (1994, Super Famicom) but nothing in the years since.

NISA has released a trailer showing the game's characters and combat system, and confirms there will be four playable secondary characters with different endings.

TalkBack / Nintendo Downloads - June 10, 2021
« on: June 07, 2021, 04:00:00 AM »

In which Nintendo finally says "You think making this is easy? You do it, then".

We wouldn't have known this as recently as a few weeks ago, but Nintendo dropped a pre-summer bomb with this week's major release, Game Builder Garage. The game creator lacks ways to get at creations without the screenshot functions of the Switch, but looks to give us all a lesson in how to make the simple stuff.

Other items in a somewhat abbreviated week are the Ninja Gaiden Master Collection for hours of vocabulary enhancement (specifically in the realm of profanity), indie hits Wave Break and Alba: A Wildlife Adventure, and the equivalent exchange exhibition Alchemist Adventure.

It's largely a catch-up week overseas thus far, which is about what you'd expect in June.

North America

Switch Retail

Game Builder Garage (US$29.99/C$39.99: Friday)

Switch eShop

Ninja Gaiden Master Collection ($39.99/$53.19)

Wave Break ($29.99/$39.89: Friday)

Willy Morgan and the Curse of Bone Town ($24.99/$33.24: Tuesday)

Animus: Revenant ($22.99/$31.99)

Alba: A Wildlife Adventure ($19.99/$25.99: Wednesday)

Alchemist Adventure ($19.99/$23.93)

Sable's Grimoire ($14.99/$19.99)

Zombiotik ($12.41/$14.99: Friday)

The Solitaire Conspiracy ($11.99/$15.99: Friday)

Multilevel Parking Driver ($11.99/$15.95: Friday)

Kirakira stars idol project Ai ($10.00/$12.00)

Super Soccer Blast: America vs Europe ($9.99/$13.29: Friday)

Life of Fly 2 ($9.99/$12.99)

Beasts of Maravalla Island ($9.99/$12.99: Saturday)

Notes ($9.99)

Inexistence: Rebirth ($8.99/$11.96: Friday)

Bring Honey Home ($7.99/$9.99: Tuesday)

Shieldwall Chronicles: Swords of the North ($7.99/$9.99)

League of Champions Soccer ($5.99/$7.99: Friday)

Piczle Cells ($4.99/$6.49)

Pix Jungle Adventures ($4.99/$6.64)

Puzzle Box 3 in 1 ($4.99/$6.64)

Paradox Error ($4.99/$5.99: Wednesday)

Age of Sokoban ($2.99/$3.99)

Red Ball Escape ($2.99/$3.98: Tuesday)

Four Kings: Video Poker ($1.99/$2.49)

Switch Archives

Pirate Pete ($7.99/$9.87)

Sales and Price Drops

Highlights: Children of Morta and Moonlighter are both 70% off until June 23. PSPrices, DekuDeals, @eShopNotifier


Switch Retail

Game Builder Garage (€29.99/£26.99: Friday)

Switch eShop

Ninja Gaiden Master Collection (€39.99/£32.99)

Wave Break (€24.99/£39.89: Friday)

Willy Morgan and the Curse of Bone Town (€24.99/£22.49: Tuesday)

Animus: Revenant (€24.99/£21.99)

Alba: A Wildlife Adventure (€19.99/£16.74: Wednesday)

Haunted Dawn: The Zombie Apocalypse (€16.99/£14.99: Wednesday)

Sable's Grimoire (€14.99/£14.99)

Life of Fly 2 (€9.99/£9.99)

Notes (€9.99/£9.99)

Super Soccer Blast: America vs Europe (€9.99/£8.99: Friday)

The Solitaire Conspiracy (€9.99/£9.99: Friday)

Kirakira stars idol project Ai (€8.00/£7.00)

Bring Honey Home (€7.99/£7.19: Tuesday)

Shieldwall Chronicles: Swords of the North (€7.99/£6.99)

Inexistence: Rebirth (€7.49/£6.79: Friday)

League of Champions Soccer (€5.99/£5.99: Friday)

Sun Wukong vs Robot (€4.99/£4.99: Friday)

Paradox Error (€4.99/£4.49: Wednesday)

Pix Jungle Adventures (€4.99/£4.49: Wednesday)

Piczle Cells (€4.99/£4.49)

Zombie Raid (€3.99/£3.99: Saturday)

Red Ball Escape (€2.99/£2.69: Tuesday)

Age of Sokoban (€2.99/£2.49: Wednesday)

Four Kings: Video Poker (€1.99/£1.79)

Switch Archives

Pirate Pete (€6.99/£6.29)


Warhammer: Age of Sigmar - Storm Ground (¥5170)

Ninja Gaiden Master Collection (¥4950)

Georifters (¥3300)

Game Builder Garage (¥2980: Friday)

Animus: Revenant (¥2800)

Very Very Valet (¥2700)

The Maid Is On The Right (¥1980)

The Solitaire Conspiracy (¥1220)

Classic Checkers (¥1066)

Kirakira stars idol project Ai (¥1000)

Luckslinger (¥1000)

Life of Fly 2 (¥999)

Bowling (¥899)

Night Vision (¥899)

Pirate Pete (¥838)

Pet Shop Snacks (¥800)

Galactic Defense Squadron (¥615)

Caesar Empire War (¥599)

Paradox Error (¥500)

Piczle Cells (¥500)

Suguru Nature (¥500)

Hexagon Defense (¥348)

Brain Breaker (¥100)

TalkBack / First Guerrilla Collective Shows Sixteen Games For Switch
« on: June 05, 2021, 09:34:00 AM »

A few were known, but a lot of debuts to the wide world.

The day's second independent game show was the first day of the Guerrilla Collective featured another round of confirmed Switch games.

  • Inti Creates showed off Blaster Master Zero 3 which will hit Switch on July 29, as well as a new trailer for Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 with a new playable character and a 2022 release date.
  • Big Sugar will publish the Glowfish Interactive-developed Trifox, an overhead shooter stylized like a 3D platformer with the ability to mix elements of three character classes (Engineer, Mage, Warrior) for Switch early next year.
  • Rubi: The Wayward Mira is a side scrolling action game with a heroine who can shift through walls and obstacles and is hounded by a smart-aleck voice in her head. It comes to Switch "soon".
  • A new character - the Monkey King - was announced for the upcoming Kung Fu Kickball, which will be available later this year after a Steam Early Access stint.
  • Time-looping platformer Aeon Drive had a new trailer shown for the 2021 release.
  • Endling from Herobeat Studios and Handy Games sets you as the last family of a species of fox who is trying to stave off extinction in a dystopic world. No release date was provided.
  • A new area was shown for Beasts of Maravilla Island, a photography simulation game coming to Switch later this year.
  • Also coming this year is Omno, a 3D platformer with a character who can ride a broomstick through open fields.
  • The love story Fire Tonight was shown and later received a release date for Switch: August 12.
  • Zordix revealed The Light Bringer, a 3D action game focused on removing a corruption from the world: it will be "done when it's done".
  • Pendulo Studios revealed a new narrative adventure based on the 1958 Alfred Hitchcock film Vertigo, which will be published by Microids in late 2021.
  • Phoenixx debuted 2D tag team fighter Antimony of Common Flowers, showing six of the game's characters. No release date was given.
  • Neon Doctrine (formerly Another Indie) revealed a group of new Switch titles: CGGG's The Legend of Tianding (a action platformer set in 1909 Taipei and based on a hero of the land, October), Obscure Tales's Lamentum (an overhead horror adventure, launching fall 2021), My Lovely Wife (summon succubi to take the "carnal essence" of men in order to revive a dead wife, no release date), and Retrograde Arena (free to start action game available today) were all confirmed as Switch titles.

TalkBack / Switch Well Represented At Indie Live Expo
« on: June 05, 2021, 04:39:00 AM »

While North America slept, the games started flowing.

The Switch was well represented at a summer independent game festival that just wrapped in Japan.

Although not all of the games have Western release planned, they will be available in Japan:

  • 505 Games and Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles developer Prideful Sloth revealed Grow: Song of the Evertree, an exploration game with a soundtrack composed by Kevin Perkin (Florence) releasing in 2021.
  • Developer TALEshop and publisher CFK (Wonder Boy Returns Remix, Wicce) announced a Switch version of romance adventure Miracle Snack Shop: the teaser says "Coming Soon".
  • CFK is also working with Frontier Aja on a remaster of side-scroller Koumajou Remilia: Scarlet Symphony (2009 PC): the Touhou Project based game will release later this year.
  • G-Mode will release OU later this year, described as an action game enjoyable by those who may not normally be able to play them.
  • fault - milestone two side: below, the third in the series of visual novels, will be available in September from Alice in Dissonance and publisher Phoenixx.
  • Phoenixx will publish FILEMECHANISM, a puzzle game that involves saving the state of the game, from Chemical Pudding later this year.
  • Developer CHARON and publisher Far East Studios announced a Switch version of the previously announced Menheraflesia: Flowering Abyss: the original Menheraflesia was a freeware title released in 2017. The "mental health romance horror" game will launch in Japan by the end of 2021.
  • Playism announced a publishing/distribution agreement with White Owl Games (Swery65) for The Good Life, which was later slated for fall.


One game lets you tame demons, one gods... I'm hardcore, I'll take 'em both on.

An update to the Japanese website for Shin Megami Tensei V has potentially revealed some unintended information.

The update was spotted by Persona Central and was originally showing without graphics, though the change was reverted overnight NA time. Most notably, if the update is accurate SMTV - previously announced for a simultaneous worldwide release - would release in Japan on November 11; since this is a Thursday, the date would be somewhere around that for North America / Europe / Australia.

Other claims in the update include a demon count of "over 200", including some new designs from veteran designer Masayuki Doi, and the game's setting being a "new world" called Da'ath. A limited edition, with what appears to be a figure of the player character included, was also listed for 16,280 yen after tax.


Whether the one that already exists or otherwise, who knows. UPDATE: It's not just Brain Age.

Nintendo of America appears to be gauging interest in a "brain training" release on Switch.

A member of the Nintendo World Report staff received a survey from Nintendo that included the below question as its own page in the survey:

"At a price of $39.99, how interested are you in buying a brain training game that you can play with friends and family?"

  • Definitely would buy
  • Probably would buy
  • Might or might not buy
  • Probably would not buy
  • Definitely would not buy

A Brain Age title has launched on Switch in Europe/Australia (3 January 2020) and Japan (27 December 2019), but Nintendo of America has never spoken publicly about the game. A retail version was sold at a RRP of €39.99 with a Switch-capable stylus, but the download was priced at €26.99.

UPDATE 8:00pm ET: Some users are reporting receiving a similar survey, but with a WarioWare at $50.

TalkBack / Nintendo Direct To Air June 15: Focused On Software
« on: June 02, 2021, 06:12:00 AM »

Finally, the news we all wanted.

It's the rare Direct with a two week lead time.

Nintendo have announced their first Direct since February will air on Tuesday, June 15 at noon ET / 9 am PT. The presentation will be 40 minutes long and will be "exclusively focused on Switch software, mostly releasing in 2021". Following the presentation will be a three-hour edition of Treehouse Live.

The European version will air simultaneously at 1700 UK time, or 1600 UTC.


Justin is already looking at flights for 2023.

Nintendo fans will soon have a new place to make a pilgrimage to.

The company has announced the conversion of a production plant near Kyoto to a "new gallery to showcase the many products Nintendo has launched over its history". Located south of Kyoto in the suburb Uji, the gallery is currently targeting an opening in Nintendo's 2023 fiscal year (April 1, 2023 - March 31, 2024).

In previous lives, the facility was used for the production of hanafuda and other playing cards, as well as a customer service area for repairs. The facility was decommissioned in 2014 but is being revitalized as part of a plan to rebuild the Ogura Station portion of Uji.

TalkBack / Nintendo Downloads - June 3, 2021
« on: May 31, 2021, 04:00:00 AM »

In the duel between Marvel and DC, your humble News Editor roots for the meteor.

This is actually the middle of a very busy period for Nintendo first party releases - this week is the fourth of five in a row in which they have a major release (with the Age of Calamity expansion pass counting for some definition of "major"), and they end up with six out of seven with Mario Golf at the end of June. This week's release is DC Super Hero Girls, based on the short lived comic cartoon.

I was threatened with my Heroes summoner suddenly getting Fate: Grand Order pull rates if I quoted Unlimited Blade Works in reference to the Fate universe again, so I'll just point out that the big eShop release of the week (Everyday♪ Today's MENU for EMIYA Family) is actually a Fate-themed cooking game and Anime World Report will be all over that. Other releases of note: Sludge Life comes to Switch after about a year of being free on PC (sweetheart deal much, Devolver?), and Skellboy's "Refractured" edition adds a bunch of new features to the game including two player support. Umurangi Generation is scheduled for Saturday and doesn't have a price, but the titled Mighty Goose is ready to go.

Not much of note is coming overseas, so this week's lampshade goes to the fact that there is a game launching for $4.99 US every day this week. Yes, including this past Sunday. I make no claims about their quality, just found it worth pointing out their quantity.

North America

Switch Retail

DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power (US$59.99/C$79.99: Friday)

DreamWorks Spirit: Lycky's Big Adventure ($39.99/$50.39: Tuesday)

The Last Kids on Earth and the Staff of Doom ($39.99/$50.39: Friday)

Switch eShop

Everyday♪ Today's MENU for EMIYA Family ($49.99/$66.49: Wednesday)

Wing of Darkness ($29.99/$39.99: Wednesday)

Umurangi Generation ($24.99/$33.24: Saturday)

Skellboy Refractured ($20.00/$25.00: Friday)

Stonefly ($19.99/$26.59: Tuesday)

Astalon: Tears of the Earth ($19.99/$26.59)

Infinite Tanks WWII ($19.99/$26.59)

Griftlands ($19.99/$26.59: Friday)

Mighty Goose ($19.99/$26.59: Saturday)

Winds of Change ($19.99/$25.99)

Chroma Quaternion ($14.99/$20.99)

Haunted Dawn: The Zombie Apocalypse ($14.99/$20.99)

Overboard! ($14.99/$19.99: Wednesday)

Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunt ($14.99/$19.94: Tuesday)

Sludge Life ($14.99/$19.94: Wednesday)

Sunblaze ($14.99)

Basketball Club Story ($14.00/$18.00)

Pyre on Fire: Ten Pages ($10.00/$15.00: Saturday)

Conglomerate 451: Overloaded ($9.99/$13.29)

My Child Lebensborn ($8.99/$11.20: Tuesday)

Wicce ($7.99/$10.63)

Arcane Arts Academy ($7.99/$9.99: Friday)

Hero Pop ($7.99/$9.99: Friday)

Dungeons of Clay ($6.99/$9.30)

Mystic Pillars ($6.99/$8.99)

Find 10 Differences ($5.99/$7.99: Wednesday)

BeeFrense BeeMastered ($5.99/$7.49: Monday)

Tiny Lands ($5.99/$7.49: Friday)

FreeCell Solitaire Collection ($5.79/$7.19)

Sweet Bakery Tycoon ($4.99/$6.65: Friday)

Felix the Toy ($4.99/$6.64: Sunday)

Cow Catcher ($4.99/$6.64: Monday)

Justin Danger ($4.99/$6.64: Tuesday)

Pony World 3 ($4.99/$6.64: Tuesday)

Dungeon Escape ($4.99/$6.49: Wednesday)

Reversi Let's Go ($4.99/$5.99)

Donuts 'n Justice ($4.99/$5.99: Friday)

Nature Matters ($4.99/$6.64: Friday)

Head Games ($4.99/$6.64: Friday)

Caesar Empire War ($4.99/$6.99: Saturday)

Grand Slam Tennis ($3.99/$4.99: Wednesday)

Zombie Raid ($3.99/$4.99: Saturday)

Motif ($2.99/$3.98)

Basketball Pinball ($2.99/$3.98: Friday)

Retrograde Arena (free to start: Saturday)

Switch Archives

Hacha Mecha Fighter ($7.99/$9.87)

Sales and Price Drops

Highlights: The Overcooked games and Moving Out are among indie titles on sale until June 17. PSPrices, DekuDeals, @eShopNotifier


Switch Retail

DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power (€59.99/£49.99: Friday)

The Last Kids on Earth and the Staff of Doom (€39.99/£34.99: Friday)

Switch eShop

Wing of Darkness (€29.99/£24.99: Wednesday)

Umurangi Generation (€20.99/£18.89: Saturday)

Skellboy Refractured (€20.00/£18.00: Friday)

Stonefly (€19.99/£17.99: Tuesday)

Infinite Tanks WWII (€19.99/£17.99: Wednesday)

Winds of Change (€19.99/£17.99)

Astalon: Tears of the Earth (€16.79/£15.09: Wednesday)

Mighty Goose (€16.79/£15.09: Saturday)

Stray Cat Doors2 (€16.29/£14.00)

Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunt (€14.99/£13.49: Tuesday)

Sludge Life (€14.99/£13.49: Wednesday)

Sunblaze (€14.99/£13.49: Wednesday)

Chroma Quaternion (€14.99/£13.49)

Griftlands (€13.29/£11.99: Friday)

Basketball Club Story (€13.00/£11.69: Wednesday)

Overboard! (€12.69/£11.39: Wednesday)

Pyre on Fire: Ten Pages (€10.00/£10.00: Tuesday)

Conglomerate 451: Overloaded (€9.99/£8.99)

Hero Pop (€7.99/£7.99: Friday)

Arcane Arts Academy (€7.99/£6.99: Friday)

My Child Lebensborn (€7.39/£6.69: Tuesday)

Wicce (€7.29/£6.59)

Dungeons of Clay (€6.99/£6.29)

Find 10 Differences (€5.99/£5.39: Wednesday)

Tiny Lands (€5.99/£5.39: Friday)

Mystic Pillars (€5.69/£5.00)

Donuts 'n Justice (€4.99/£4.99: Friday)

Head Games (€4.99/£4.49: Friday)

Caesar Empire War (€4.99/£4.99: Saturday)

Felix the Toy (€4.99/£4.49: Sunday)

Cow Catcher (€4.99/£4.49: Monday)

Justin Danger (€4.99/£4.49: Tuesday)

Dungeon Escape (€4.99/£4.49: Wednesday)

Dark Fantasy: Jigsaw Puzzle (€4.99/£4.49)

FreeCell Solitaire Collection (€4.89/£4.39)

Reversi Let's Go (€4.99/£4.49)

Nature Matters (€4.99/£4.49: Friday)

Sweet Bakery Tycoon (€4.99/£4.49: Friday)

Pony World 3 (€4.49/£4.09: Tuesday)

Grand Slam Tennis (€3.99/£3.99: Wednesday)

Motif (€2.99/£2.69)

Basketball Pinball (€2.99/£2.69: Friday)

Retrograde Arena (free to start: Saturday)

Switch Archives

Hacha Mecha Fighter (€6.99/£6.29)


DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power (¥6578: Friday)

Quest Hunter (¥3278)

Wing of Darkness (¥3278)

Umurangi Generation (¥2480)

Astalon: Tears of the Earth (¥2200)

Hogey Hugh With Friends (¥2200)

LOVE - A Puzzle Box Filled With Stories (¥2200)

Stray Cat Doors2 (¥2200)

Infinite Tanks WWII (¥2100)

Mighty Goose (¥1980)

Sunblaze (¥1934)

Battle Hunters (¥1900)

What The Fork (¥1840)

Haunted Dawn: The Zombie Apocalypse (¥1800)

Sludge Life (¥1520)

Basketball Club Story (¥1500)

Chroma Quaternion (¥1320)

Evil Inside (¥1280)

Calico (¥1199)

Total Arcade Racing (¥1099)

Escape from the toy house (¥990)

My Child Lebensborn (¥969)

Paint (¥899)

Table Tennis (¥899)

Wicce (¥880)

Sweet Bakery Tycoon (¥799)

Mystic Pillars (¥759)

Head Games (¥666)

Party Games: 15-in-1 (¥663)

Burari World Untei (¥500)

Dungeon Escape (¥500)

Hitori Logic (¥500)

Dark Fantasy: Jigsaw Puzzle (¥499)

Grand Slam Tennis (¥499)

Reversi Let's Go (¥499)

Strike Daz Cans (¥299)

Knight With Tactics (¥131)

Retrograde Arena (free to start: Saturday)


The Switch's screenshot feature is going to be getting a workout.

Codes will be the only method for sharing Game Builder Garage creations at launch.

IGN confirmed in a preview that there would be no other methods supported for viewing other's games aside from the codes.

"In my hands-off preview of the game, the Nintendo representative on the call told me that aside from sharing codes with others manually, there would be no organic discoverability features in the game. No 100 Mario Challenge, and no built-in browser to find new or popular games." - Rebekah Valentine, IGN

The Nintendo representative explained that the game was aimed at pre-teen and young players, with a focus on sharing within a family or close friend group who would "know what they're downloading".


Blissfully 100% werehog free.

Sega announced a pair of new takes on classic Sonic in their 30th anniversary stream today, as well as showing off a brand new game for 2022.

Sonic Colors Ultimate is a remastered version of the 2010 Wii platformer that mixed 2D and 3D platforming. It will launch on Switch September 7, with a "Digital Deluxe" version offering early access and other content.

Sonic Origins is a compilation of the original five 2D Sonic platformers: 1, 2, 3, Knuckles (with lock-on support) and Sonic CD. The only identified date was "2022". Notably, this is the first re-release of Sonic and Knuckles on a console since the DS Sonic Classic Collection in 2010 (a Steam port was released in 2011).

At the end of the video, a brief clip of Sonic running through a jungle was shown, confirming the next 3D Sonic game would come in 2022 and would release on Switch.

Also confirmed were Sonic costumes for Sega's Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (launching June 22) as well as for Two Point Hospital (available July 22 as free DLC).

TalkBack / Nintendo Sales Panic: April 2021 US NPD Group Results
« on: May 27, 2021, 05:22:23 AM »

...this is kind of late, not gonna lie.

Photography ruled the Nintendo roost in April and the Switch continued to dominate hardware sales in the NPD Group's sales survey.

All data is based on revenue from April 4 - May 1, unless noted, and eShop sales count for some publishers though notably not Nintendo or Sega/Atlus.

The Switch's hardware winning streak is now 29 months as it was both the best selling hardware in the survey for dollars and unit sales. Total hardware sales (in dollars) were down 30% year-over-year, though that was a month where the Switch had the highest April sales for a console ever recorded and sales still increased 84% for consoles over April 2019.

In software, Nintendo's New Pokemon Snap was the top selling Nintendo game of the month despite being only on sale for two days, and was the 3rd best selling game of the month across all consoles (behind Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and the newly-multiplatform MLB The Show 21). Nintendo-published titles in the top 20 are Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (10th), Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (13th), Animal Crossing New Horizons (15th), Super Mario 3D All-Stars (16th, despite no longer being shipped), Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (17th), Pokemon Sword/Shield (19th), and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (20th). Third parties were represented by Mortal Kombat 11 (6th), Monster Hunter Rise (7th), and Minecraft (14th).

The Switch top 10:

  1. New Pokemon Snap
  2. Monster Hunter Rise (Capcom)
  3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  4. Super Mario 3D World
  5. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  6. Super Mario 3D All-Stars
  7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  8. Pokemon Sword/Shield
  9. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  10. Super Mario Party


Ew, who dunked my Valstrax in a fruit bowl?

The "Monster Hunter May" event has wrapped with details on both the update for version 3 of Monster Hunter Rise, and the upcoming Monster Hunter Stories 2.

Stories 2

Players will be able to locate eggs in the world that hunt new monsties, and a form of skill inheritance with "genes" can be used to modify the abilities of the monsters. Among the examples given were a Lagombi (ice rabbit) that can breathe fire, and an Arzuros using the abilities of the "Fated Four" monsters from Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate.


Version 3.0 will launch at midnight UTC (8 pm ET), with new monsters Crimson Glow Valstrax (variant of the flagship of Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate) and Apex Zinogre coming along with new hunts of existing Apex monsters. The Apex Zinogre will also have a standard hunt. Other monsters were announced (as an "etc") but were not named, similar to the Bazelgeuse from version 2.0.

A new ending will be added, as well as the ability to modify the Rampage weapon set.

New DLC will add hunter voices, layered armor, pose sets, stickers, face paints, hairstyles, pet outfits, and background music.

Upcoming updates will include collaborations with Capcom properties, starting with a crossover with Stories 2 mid-June. Versions 3.1 to 3.3 will follow at the end of June, July, and August - adding additional DLC and collaborations.


Twenty-five years (and two months) after the original.

One of the major holiday games for the Switch will be a pair of remakes.

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl will launch in the "Friday before Black Friday" slot of November 19, with Pokemon Legends: Arceus following on January 28, 2022. A double pack of BD/SP will also be available.

Both titles were announced on February 27 with targeted release dates of "fall" and "early 2022" at the time.

TalkBack / Sonic 30th Anniversary Stream To Air May 27
« on: May 25, 2021, 03:59:17 PM »

This could be good, or Sonic '06. There's not really much in between.

A year after his 90's rival hit a milestone, the bluest of blurs is throwing an anniversary party.

Sega have announced a stream will air Thursday at noon ET / 9 am PT on Thursday (May 27) to announce "products, partnerships, and events" for the 30th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog. The original Genesis / Mega Drive Sonic game originally launched on  June 23, 1991 in North America.

Sonic's last new title (as opposed to a re-release) was 2018's Sonic Forces, though older titles have been re-released in compilations and the Sega Ages line since.


Nintendo’s second child of the Portopia Serial Murder Case is a short but sweet affair.

The Famicom Detective Club games really shouldn’t need a Machete order, but it has to be reminded up front: The Missing Heir is the first in release order, while The Girl Who Stands Behind is the first game in-universe. With that bit of chronological confusion dealt with, The Girl Who Stands Behind is a fine adventure experience that is also a bit of Nintendo history - though if Nintendo of America did bother to localize this game in 1990, it would’ve been beatable in a rental barring some Earthbound Beginnings-esque difficulty spiking.

The story of The Girl Who Stands Behind takes place in an unnamed major Japanese city with your self-named character running away from home and being taken in by a detective named Utsugi. After being drafted into the Utsugi Detective Agency, your first major case is to investigate the death of a young girl named Yoko who is found washed up on the bank of a river after being strangled. It’s quickly found that Yoko was investigating a rumor of “The Girl Who Stands Behind”, a ghostly figure who apparently stalks the high school, and you have to work with various school staff and students (including series regular and Smash spirit Ayumi Tachibana) to unravel the mystery of not only Yoko’s murder, but a second murder that took place fifteen years prior that is about to become a cold case. It’s pretty standard fare for a murder mystery game of the time, right down to having one major plot hole that would only become obvious in hindsight. (Without spoiling anything, I’ll only pose this question: Wouldn’t the smell have given something away?) Still, it’s a plot that made me go through about six different potential perpetrators before the endgame, so it’s a good mystery.

As with most adventure games, there’s really only one path through the story, and a critical path run of the game can probably wrap up in 5-6 hours depending on the reading speed of the player. There are theoretical incentives to replay the game, such as the player character’s compatibility with Ayumi - I am not making this up - but they’re not much of a reason to carry on. If you do happen to play The Missing Heir first, its save data will be detected by The Girl Who Stands Behind and instantly load in the assigned protagonist name: presumably the same happens if you play in the opposite order. It’s not necessary for the experience, however.

Also see: Yours truly trying to edit the video review.

As befits a late-80s adventure game, there are moments of hair pulling that will have you running for the walkthrough. It’s not quite “use this cat’s fur to make a beard to fool a guard” bad as would be seen in Sierra-developed titles later, but there’s still frustration to be had. Most of the interactions in the game involve picking from a menu, and there were times when I would be met with a series of silent ellipses as I picked through every option in the vain hope that SOMETHING would trip the flag that would let me move the plot forward. The other major point of interaction is the “look” command, which when the “Where?” option is selected, brings up a magnifying glass and lets you pick at things on the screen at the time. Early on, there was an examination of the location where the body was found which had me scrolling around and hitting multiple items until I found a piece of trash that was blocking the view of the victim’s student ID card. This is also the game with the “have to check the clock on the wall to get confirmation someone’s where they should be” scene as described on episode 722 of Radio Free Nintendo. And yes, it’s as stupid as Syrenne said it was.

A lot of the appeal of the Famicom Detective Club being localized is that it’s happening on the Switch, and Mages (developers of fine semicolon-ed games like Steins;Gate and Robotics;Notes) were brought in to bring the game’s looks up to modern standards. They did a fine job in this regard, with crisp graphics that make every character stand out and an all-star voice cast with every line vocalized. It’s also possible to switch between three different soundtracks on the fly: a new arranged soundtrack, the original Famicom game’s chiptunes, or the Super Famicom remake’s music and sound effects. I ended up rolling with the Super Famicom music for a while and it didn’t feel out of place.

The Famicom Detective Club has the feel of a modern adventure game, even if the gameplay still dates back to a time when I was in grade school. It’s well voiced, looks great, and is a good if brief ride that shouldn’t tire you out before we fall back in time about a century and a half in a couple of months.


Since there's about 9001 different shows this summer, here's the list of the ones we're keeping an eye on.

It's the most insane time of the year...

Yes, the second summer of Too Many Game Shows is about to kick off this week, and it's time for the news desk to become busier than a one-armed paper hanger over the next... couple of months. This will be updated as new events are announced - there's at least one annual event that hasn't been revealed yet, and the specter of Nintendo dropping a Direct on us is still hanging overhead.

But we'll cross that bridge when it arrives, so let's hit the events we know are happening in the next few weeks.

Monster Hunter Digital Event

  • Date: May 26
  • Time: 10 am ET
  • Probability of Nintendo content: Guaranteed

This technically isn't part of the summer of games, especially since part of it will be out that night if the last update to Rise is any indication, but there's always the possibility of a Stories 2 demo.

News stories: Event summary

Dragon Quest 35th Anniversary Event

  • Date: May 26/27
  • Time: 11 pm ET
  • Probability of Nintendo content: Moderate

Unlike prior Dragon Quest streams, this one is actually going to have live English subs - possibly because Dragon Quest XI S is on GamePass in addition to being on Switch, but still. The event proper will likely be tributes and spinoffs for mobile, but there's six different possible remakes in the main series that are potentially Switch-bound... and dare we dream of Dragon Quest XII?

News stories: Event Recap

Sonic 30th Anniversary Event

  • Date: May 27
  • Time: 12 pm ET
  • Probability of Nintendo content: Moderate

Yes, Sonic the Hedgehog is 30 years old and yes, that means you're probably old. The announcement post promises/threatens new projects and partnerships, and Sonic livestreams have a tendency to go hurling off the rails at Super Sonic spindashing with power sneakers speeds, but there are rumors of a possible Sonic 3 & Knuckles release as well.

News stories: Original announcement, show summary

Indie Live Expo III

  • Date: June 5
  • Time: 6 am ET
  • Probability of Nintendo content: High

Japan's major declaration of independents kicks off the first weekend in June, with Inti Creates as a major sponsor among other companies. And given the popularity of the Switch in Japan, more content is almost guaranteed.

News stories: Event rundown

The Guerrilla Collective

  • Dates: June 5 and 12
  • Times: 11 am and 1pm ET
  • Probability of Nintendo content: High

The largest of the North American indie game shows presented by our friends at The Mix, they're changing up the format a bit this year. There's two presentation style shows (the noon events), and then two specialty shows at 1 pm ET: June 5 will feature black voices in gaming while June 12 will feature another edition of the "Wholesome Direct" that is guaranteed to be safe for kids.

News stories: Day 1 recap, Day 2 recap, Wholesome Direct recap

Summer Game Fest Kickoff Live

  • Date: June 10
  • Time: 2 pm ET
  • Probability of Nintendo content: Low

The Billy Crystal of video games, Geoff Keighley, presents a show designed to kick off a summer of other game announcements from the likes of Sony - you can tell it's a festival because it'll feature a Weezer performance. Still, there's "twelve world premieres" and at worst former NOA president Reggie Fils-Amie may crash the party.

News stories: Among Us's roadmap, Two Point Campus announced, Other Switch news, Day of the Devs rundown

Deep Silver Presentation

  • Date: June 11
  • Time: 3 pm ET
  • Probability of Nintendo content: Moderate

With Microsoft and Bethesda combining, this opened the door just wide enough for part of the Embracer Group to sneak in an event. They have revived Free Radical for the first TimeSplitters game in two decades, so let's hope for more than a Metroid Prime 4 reveal. There may also be some late Switch ports.

News stories: How Kingdom Come: Deliverance came to Switch

IGN Expo

  • Date: June 11
  • Time: 4 pm ET
  • Probability of Nintendo content: Moderate

"It'll blow you away" -

Seriously though, assuming their corporate overlords don't kill it like it's a fundraising drive IGN still has the industry stroke to pull a couple of exclusive reveals. Last year featured the announcements of a new Fabraz game (Demon Turf) and the May 28-launching Wonder Boy IV remake for Switch content.

News stories: Event wrapup

Ubisoft Forward

  • Date: June 12
  • Time: 3 pm ET
  • Probability of Nintendo content: Low

We only call it low because who knows if the annual Just Dance game will get unveiled here or wait until a later date as it did last year. Also, will they run the apology video they promised last year?

News stories: Ubisoft Switch announcements including Mario+Rabbids, Nintendo jumping the gun

Devolver Cinematic Universe Showcase

  • Date: June 12
  • Time: 4:30 pm ET
  • Probability of Nintendo content: Moderate

The one consistently good press event since its inception returns to have Nina Struthers commit mass violence against game industry traditions - and in the process, drop what they announced as "five new games and two release dates" according to their Twitter. Yes, they actually announce games during this show - and good ones, too.

News stories: Event wrapup

Microsoft/Bethesda Showcase

  • Date: June 13
  • Time: 1 pm ET
  • Probability of Nintendo content: Low

There's actually a fair bit of history with Nintendo things showing up in Microsoft shows, and we're not just talking about cameos by the Switch in Phil Spencer's Zoom background. Minecraft crossplay, the Tales of Vesperia remaster, and the yet-unreleased Skywalker Saga LEGO Star Wars game all got announced there... but then again, so did Balan Wonderworld. Look, Connectivity will likely watch this anyway, but it still might be worth a peek. We're still owed a second bit of Doom Eternal DLC, after all.

News stories: Diablo II Resurrection dated, A Plague Tale: Requiem

Square Enix Showcase

  • Date: June 13
  • Time: 3:15 ET
  • Probability of Nintendo content: Low

The last one of these was more accurately called the Square Eidos Showcase, and based on the teased titles - a new game from Eidos Montreal, friend of Nintendo Platinum Games's collaboration Babylon's Fall, the new Life is Strange, Avengers - the same will be true this time. It'll basically be the Mirror Universe version of their presentation at the final E3 in 2019, which was mostly from the Japanese side of the company until the end. Does that mean nothing for Switch? Who's to say?

News stories: It's pretty much what we feared

PC Gaming Show

  • Date: June 13
  • Time: 5:30 ET
  • Probability of Nintendo content: Low

Among the sea of Epic Games Store exclusives are a few games that will get announced as multiplatform games for Switch: Cris Tales was announced at this show in 2019.

News stories: Event recap

Future Games Show

  • Date: June 13
  • Time: 7:00 ET
  • Probability of Nintendo content: Moderate

If nothing else, we have an upper limit for the PC Gaming Show this year: 90 minutes. But there were a few smaller announcements at this show last year, and notably friend of the Switch XSEED has said they'll be there with something.

News stories: Event recap

Limited Run Games Expo

  • Date: June 14
  • Time: 4 pm ET
  • Probability of Nintendo content: Guaranteed

It's not just going to be new product getting physical release that will make Justin swoon / apply for an increase on his credit card limit, but they're also a publisher of note as well. They published our most recent 10 as of original publication time, for instance. Come for the cartridges, stay for some possibly hot Switch games you never expected.

News stories: Video recap

Capcom Showcase

  • Date: June 14
  • Time: 5:30 ET
  • Probability of Nintendo content: Guaranteed

Capcom's announcement for this show called out The Great Ace Attorney and the 2021 Monster Hunters that are both on Switch,  so the question becomes do they have anything else up their sleeve? (Maybe stuff that didn't get exfiltrated last year?)

News stories: Video recap

Nintendo Direct

  • Date: June 15
  • Time: Noon ET
  • Probability of Nintendo content: Do you need to ask?

It's the one we've all been waiting for, the first time Nintendo has had a mid-June presentation in two years. It's 40 minutes and all software, so expect a bomb or two to get dropped.

News stories: Announcement, Hub page

Bandai Namco Showcase

  • Date: June 15
  • Time: 5:25 ET
  • Probability of Nintendo content: Moderate

Assuming it's not just Tales of Arise and Scarlet Nexus for an hour, there should be an item or two worth watching for the discerning Nintendo owner. Also, this show comes with a 100% guaranteed that anime will in fact be happening.

News stories: It was the Dark Pictures and that's it.

EA Play

  • Date: July 22
  • Time: TBA
  • Probability of Nintendo content: Moderate

The score is entirely because we'll be advised of the year's FIFA roster update, but EA announced seven games slated for release in the year following last year's show and six of them came out. Will we get anywhere near that in 2021? Stay tuned.

News stories: Pending

TalkBack / Nintendo Downloads - May 27, 2021
« on: May 24, 2021, 04:00:00 AM »

For a bunch of kids escaping prison, press 1. For a demon yelling "hee-ho", press 2. For Maneater, press 3. For pirate eyes, press 4.

It's quite a busy week already, with 39 games on the docket in North America. The major one, as addressed when the digital deluxe version was spotlighted last week, is Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne for those who wish to pay extra for Dante from yadda yadda yadda. Other big games of note: The World's End Club will hold their inagural meetings thanks to a Danganronpa writer among others, we finally get a shaaaaaaaark on Nintendo platforms with Maneater, and the latest remake in the continuously confusing Wonder Boy series comes home.

On the download-only front, there's two games focused on seafaring in various forms (Port Royale 4 for shipping fans, King of Seas for the sailors). D3Publisher makes the interesting move of charging full-ass retail for an Earth Defense Force game, Indie World games Very Very Valet and Weaving Tides drop, and another Warhammer strategy game drops. The only can be done on the cloud SIKE Super Bomberman R Online and another indie title, Mundaun, were announced here last week (Mundaun did not have pricing info as of press time). And hopefully Monster Hunter Rise v3.0 offers the option for non-RNG talisman construction.

Japan gets the tastefully named Detective Elimination from Nippon Ichi, Dragon Star Varnir from Compile Heart which may or may not be one of the naughty ones, and the usual round of visual novels that will someday flood my Switch Lite.

North America

Switch Retail

Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster (US$49.99/C$66.99: Tuesday)

Maneater ($39.99/$53.19: Tuesday)

World's End Club ($39.99/$53.19: Friday)

Wonder Boy In Asha World ($34.99/$46.54: Friday)

Switch eShop

Earth Defense Force: World Brothers ($59.99/$79.79)

Port Royale 4 ($49.99/$66.49: Friday)

Warhammer Age of Signmar: Storm Ground ($39.99/$53.99)

Horse Club Adventures ($39.99/$53.19)

32 Secs ($25/$33.25)

Crying Suns ($24.99/$33.24)

Weaving Tides ($24.99/$33.24)

King of Seas ($24.99/$32.99: Tuesday)

Very Very Valet ($24.99/$29.99: Tuesday)

Kings of Paradise ($24.99/$29.99)

Mutazione ($19.99/$26.59: Wednesday)

Fishing Fighters ($19.99/$26.59)

Mundaun ($19.99/$26.59)

Beautiful Desolation ($19.99/$26.59: Friday)

Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards ($19.99/$25.99: Wednesday)

Love - A Puzzle Box Filled With Stories ($19.99/$24.99)

Stray Cat Doors2 ($16.00/$21.28: Saturday)

Pathway ($15.99/$18.99)

Siebenstreich's Nerdventure ($14.99/$19.99)

A Little Lily Princess ($14.99/$19.99: Friday)

Sumire ($14.99/$19.94)

Family Mysteries 3: Criminal Mindset ($14.99: Friday)

Off And On Again ($14.00/$18.62: Saturday)

Pecaminosa ($13.99/$18.61)

Family Vacation: California ($9.99/$13.29)

LiEat ($9.99/$13.29)

Spy Alarm ($9.99/$13.29)

Hentai vs Evil ($9.99/$12.99)

Long Ago: A Puzzle Tale ($9.99/$12.99: Friday)

Connect Color Dots ($9.95/$12.98)

Mini Car Racing ($7.99/$10.99)

Eight Dragons ($7.99/$10.63)

Route Me Mail And Delivery Co ($7.99/$10.63: Friday)

Craps at Aces Casino ($7.99/$9.99: Friday)

Lost Lands: Ice Spell ($6.99/$9.30: Monday)

Kontrakt ($6.99/$9.30)

Trenga Unlimited ($6.99/$9.30: Friday)

Best Sniper Legacy: Dino Hunt & Shooter 3D ($6.99/$8.99)

Skittles ($5.99/$7.99: Wednesday)

Color Dots Connect ($5.99/$7.99: Friday)

Eat Your Letters ($5.99/$6.99: Monday)

Crossbow Crusade ($4.99/$6.64: Friday)

Cape's Escape Game 2.5th Room ($4.90/not released)

Missing Feature: 2D ($3.99/$4.99)

Regina and Mac World ($3.99/$4.99: Friday)

O---O ($3.49/$4.64)

Strike Das Cans ($2.99/$3.99: Saturday)

Pixel Head Soccer ($1.99/$2.65: Monday)

CRSED: F.O.A.D (free to start)

Super Bomberman R Online (free to start)

Switch Archives

Time Pilot 1984 ($7.99/$9.87)

Sales and Price Drops

Highlights: Ori and the Will of the Wisps is 50% off until Sunday. PSPrices, DekuDeals, @eShopNotifier


Switch Retail

Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster (€49.99/£44.99: Tuesday)

Maneater (€39.99/£39.99: Tuesday)

World's End Club (€39.99/£35.99: Friday)

Wonder Boy In Asha World (€34.99/£31.49: Friday)

Switch eShop

Earth Defense Force: World Brothers (€59.99/£53.99)

Port Royale 4 (€49.99/£44.99: Friday)

Warhammer Age of Signmar: Storm Ground (€39.99/£35.99)

Horse Club Adventures (€39.99/£34.99)

Weaving Tides (€24.99/£22.49)

King of Seas (€24.99/£19.99: Tuesday)

Very Very Valet (€24.99/£19.99: Tuesday)

Kings of Paradise (€24.99/£19.99)

Love - A Puzzle Box Filled With Stories (€24.99/£19.99: Friday)

Crying Suns (€20.99/£19.49)

Fishing Fighters (€19.99/£17.99)

Mundaun (€19.99/£17.99)

Beautiful Desolation (€19.99/£17.99: Friday)

Mutazione (€17.99/£16.19: Tuesday)

Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards (€15.99/£13.99: Wednesday)

Pecaminosa (€14.99/£13.49)

Siebenstreich's Nerdventure (€14.99/£13.49)

Family Mysteries 3: Criminal Mindset (€14.99/£13.49: Friday)

Pathway (€13.99/£12.99)

A Little Lily Princess (€12.99/£11.99: Friday)

Sumire (€12.99/£11.69: Wednesday)

Off And On Again (€11.09/£9.99: Saturday)

Family Vacation: California (€9.99/£8.99)

Hentai vs Evil (€9.99/£8.99)

Long Ago: A Puzzle Tale (€9.99/£8.49: Friday)

Connect Color Dots (€9.95/£8.89)

LiEat (€8.99/£8.09)

Spy Alarm (€8.99/£8.09)

Craps at Aces Casino (€7.99/£7.99: Friday)

Mini Car Racing (€7.99/£7.19)

Eight Dragons (€7.99/£7.19)

Lost Lands: Ice Spell (€6.99/£6.29: Monday)

Kontrakt (€6.99/£6.29)

Route Me Mail And Delivery Co (€6.59/£5.89)

Skittles (€5.99/£5.99: Wednesday)

Best Sniper Legacy: Dino Hunt & Shooter 3D (€5.99/£5.39)

Trenga Unlimited (€5.99/£5.39: Friday)

Color Dots Connect (€4.99/£4.49: Friday)

Eat Your Letters (€4.99/£4.49: Monday)

Crossbow Crusade (€4.99/£4.49: Friday)

Missing Feature: 2D (€3.99/£3.59)

Regina and Mac World (€3.99/£3.59: Friday)

O---O (€3.49/£3.19)

Strike Das Cans (€2.99/£2.99: Saturday)

Pixel Head Soccer (€1.99/£1.79: Friday)

CRSED: F.O.A.D (€free to start/£)

Super Bomberman R Online (free to start)

Switch Archives

Time Pilot 1984 (€6.99/£6.29)


Detective Elimination (¥7678)

Paradigm Paradox (¥7150)

Maneater (¥5478)

World's End Club (¥4928)

Taxi Chaos (¥4840)

Dragon Star Varnir (¥4800)

Liberated (¥4378)

King of Seas (¥2800)

Crying Suns (¥2570)

Ittle Dew 2+ (¥2500)

Kings of Paradise (¥2480)

Winter Guest: Happiness With Her Next Door (¥1980)

Pathway (¥1640)

The Almost Gone (¥1490)

Sumire (¥1480)

Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead (¥1210)

Kasiori (¥1000)

Mahluk: Dark Demon (¥1000)

Connect Color Dots (¥995)

Family Mysteries 3: Criminal Mindset (¥990)

LiEat (¥980)

Time Pilot 1984 (¥838)

Animal Fun For Toddlers And Kids (¥800)

Animal Pairs (¥800)

Baby Puzzle (¥800)

Puzzles for Toddlers & Kids: Animals, Cars and more (¥800)

Sir Tincan - Adventures in the Castle (¥800)

Skittles (¥699)

Castle of No Escape (¥510)

Kakurasu World (¥500)

Maou ga Ochiru Hi (¥500)

Cape's Escape Game 2.5th Room (¥490)

Pixel Head Soccer (¥217)

Super Bomberman R Online (free to start)


To be fair, when the search engine company couldn't figure out a search for games for a year and a half...

The online version of a Switch launch title is bringing explosive multiplayer to Switch next week.

Super Bomberman R Online, previously a Google Stadia exclusive, will launch on May 27 per Konami. The 64-player game will be free-to-play with an optional battle pass that offers cosmetic rewards and ingame currency.

Special outfits will be unlockable in each season of the pass, with the first one based on Snake from the Metal Gear franchise. As well, an outfit will be available to commemorate the 2 million sales of the original Super Bomberman R.

TalkBack / Loftwing Amiibo Launching Same Day As Skyward Sword
« on: May 18, 2021, 05:48:00 PM »

I just want to fly... just want to fly...

The remaster of Skyward Sword won't just have Joy-Cons to go along with it, but also its own Amiibo.

Nintendo have revealed a new Zelda and Loftwing figure that will launch on July 16, the same day as Skyward Sword proper. It has not been announced whether or not the standard Amiibo MSRP will apply.

In the Skyward Sword remaster, the Amiibo will allow you to launch into the sky from anywhere - including buildings - and return to the same spot if tapped in the air. In a press release Nintendo confirmed that only the Zelda and Loftwing amiibo will be compatible with Skyward Sword HD. Other Zelda-amiibo will not have the same functionality as the Zelda and Loftwing, locking this feature behind this specific amiibo.


The import collection is building up nicely.

Nintendo have revealed the next drop of games in the Super NES and NES libraries for Switch Online subscribers.

The new Super NES games dropping May 26:

  • Magical Drop 2 (Data East, 1996, Japan only) - a magical-girl themed puzzle game
  • Super Baseball Simulator 1.000 (Culture Brain, 1991) - a baseball sim with futuristic elements in addition to standard play
  • Caveman Ninja aka Joe & Mac (Data East, 1991) - the original caveman-themed platformer for the Super Nintendo: its sequel has been in the catalogue of SNES games since launch
  • Spanky's Quest (Natsume, 1992) - a platformer with bubbles as the primary form of combat

The NES addition to the catalogue is Ninja Ja-Ja Maru-Kun, a Famicom title from Jaleco that was a formative platformer and spawned multiple sequels, plus a tribute in Retro Game Challenge.

The Japanese lineup substitutes out Spanky's Quest and Super Baseball Simulator 1.000 for Doomsday Warrior (1993 Telnet-developed fighting game) and Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War (1996).

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