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September 19, 2018

Dark Souls Remastered Network Test To Run This Weekend Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:00 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Bandai Namco

The Antisocial Gamers Of North America would like to know why a game best played offline has a network test.

Prepare to die this weekend as the Dark Souls Remastered network test will be running.

The North American eShop has updated to include the client for the test, which will begin at 8 p.m. Eastern time on Friday. There will be three sessions for the test on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; each session will be four hours long.

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September 18, 2018

Sega To Release Genesis Classics Collection This Winter Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:45 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Sega

Not to be confused with another set of releases that starts... Thursday.

Sega is releasing a selection of their classic titles on Switch this winter.

A Switch version of the Sega Genesis Classics collection will release worldwide this winter, containing more than 50 games with rewind functions, Joy-Con co-op, and online multiplayer where applicable.

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Fortnite To Receive Switch Bundle October 5 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:36 pm PDT
Total comments: 9 Source: Nintendo

I saw a man do a Fortnite dance on a panel show once and I wanted to gouge my eyes out.

The first third-party game to get a formal Switch bundle is pretty much the expected one.

A Fortnite Switch bundle has been announced for release on October 5 - the same day as Super Mario Party. In addition to a preloaded copy of the game, the bundle will include 1000 V-Bucks and an exclusive set of gear.

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Nintendo Sales Panic: August 2018 US NPD Group Results Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:29 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: NPD Group

It was quiet for Nintendo, but Capcom had a banger of a five days.

The monthly survey of US game sales produced some good results for Nintendo in August.

Switch was the best selling hardware of August by unit sales, and just missed taking the revenue crown from the PlayStation 4 as well. No exact figures were provided by the NPD Group, but the Switch was up over last August (which featured the release of Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle).

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Nintendo Switch Online Live For All Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 8:10 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

The eShop maintenance is over, and now the games begin.

Tonight's eShop maintenance is officially over, and Nintendo Switch Online is officially live.

The free trial can be claimed on the console, which automatically starts a 1 month membership that can be immediately cancelled. The special NES Joy-Cons can now be ordered on the Special Offers page.

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September 17, 2018

Mario Tennis Aces To Add Voice Chat With Opponents Through The App SwitchMobi

by Donald Theriault - 7:38 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Nintendo

Better hope you don't get matched with a McEnroe

An update to Mario Tennis Aces is going to add the ability to trash-talk your opponent.

The 2.0 update, due to drop Wednesday, will support the smack talk if the Nintendo Switch Online app is active. From the patch notes: "If the application is running on your device when you enter an online match, you will automatically receive a prompt on your smartphone asking if you would like to join a voice chat with your opponent."

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Nintendo Downloads - September 17, 2018 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:28 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

Enjoy Pro Wrestling while you got it, folks.

In this last full week of free online play for all, there's already an overfull lineup of Switch games. The big ones this week are Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk and Undertale for two entirely different takes on the RPG (and in Undertale's case, the greatest set of trophies PlayStation will ever have). Though if you need a break from map making and determination the Capcom Beat-Em-Up Bundle will provide a quick burst of pounding.

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Tricky Towers Building To October 11 Release Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:27 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: WeirdBeard

Do you believe in magic?

The multiplayer action of Tricky Towers is en route to the Switch next month.

Developer WeirdBeard has confirmed the multiplayer-focused tower builder will release on the Switch on October 11. The game can be preloaded beginning today.

Up to four players can play Tricky Towers locally or online, which has a dual focus on building a tower and attacking the opponent's. Leaderboard support will also be included.

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September 13, 2018

Assassin's Creed: Odyssey Receiving Cloud Edition In Japan Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:34 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo Direct

Disclaimer: We are NOT making this up.

The Japanese version of today's Nintendo Direct revealed that one of the biggest games of the year is coming to Switch... in a fashion.

Similar to the previous release of Resident Evil 7, a "Cloud Edition" of Assassin's Creed: Origins will be releasing for Japanese Switch systems on October 5. Ubisoft has confirmed no plans to bring this version of the game out for the West.

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Updates Detailed For Splatoon 2, Mario Tennis Aces Switch

by Donald Theriault - 4:33 pm PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Nintendo Direct

It'll be easier than ever to squad up and support Marina.

Upcoming updates for Splatoon 2 and Mario Tennis Aces have been revealed.

The Splatoon 2 4.0 update will launch tonight, and will add new gear and weapons. Additionally, Splatfests will now feature easier teaming with friends, and bonuses will be available for consistently performing teams. A Pro Mode will also be available, and random battles will allow for 10x or even 100x modes.

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Warframe To Invade Switch November 20 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 4:26 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo Direct

Join up to 38 million players, so crossplay confirmed.

The alien invasion of the Switch will be landing in November.

Warframe, the free to play shooter announced for Switch in July, has confirmed a release date of November 20. The game offers play with "over 38 million players", indicating that crossplay will be available for the game.

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Super Smash Bros Ultimate Getting Hardware Bundle; GameCube Controllers Releasing Early Switch

by Donald Theriault - 4:20 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo Direct

The original eight will adorn your dock.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate will have a hardware bundle, and it's launching earlier than would be expected.

The hardware bundle will launch on November 2 and will include a dock with the original eight Smash Bros characters and specially adorned Joy-Cons. A download code for Smash Bros Ultimate will be included, but according to Nintendo it will not be live until December 7.

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New Modes Announced For Super Mario Party Switch

by Donald Theriault - 4:14 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo Direct

Including one where Luigi can't win by doing absolutely nothing. (Apparently.)

Super Mario Party continues to reveal new modes ahead of its unveiling next month.

Two new modes were announced in today's Nintendo Direct: Sound Stage, a motion rhythm mode, and the co-op River Survival mode. Both modes have four player support.

Super Mario Party will launch on October 5.

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Cities: Skylines Open For Business On Switch Today Switch

by Donald Theriault - 4:09 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo Direct

Even with a delay, there's still shadowdrops to deal with.

One of the great modern city builders is on Nintendo Switch - right now.

Cities: Skylines is now available on the Switch eShop for US$39.99/C$50.39. Two expansions - the After Dark and Snowfall expansions - are also included in the price.

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Final Fantasy Is Being Well Represented On Switch Switch

by David Keremes - 4:02 pm PDT
Total comments: 28

Final Fantasy is making up for lost time on Nintendo consoles

Nintendo announced that Final Fantasy is coming to the Nintendo Switch in many ways

Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition HD is out now. This is a port of the mobile game.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remaster is coming in 2019. This is a remaster of the GameCube title and includes new areas and online multiplayer.

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Animal Crossing Announced For Switch: Isabelle To Turn Over A New Leaf In Smash Ultimate Switch

by Donald Theriault - 3:44 pm PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Nintendo Direct

Prepare to enter debt. Again.

Some big news has emerged from the world of Animal Crossing.

A new Animal Crossing title was announced in the Nintendo Direct. No subtitle was given, only a 2019 release date and an introduction from Tom Nook for the new game.

Before that, Isabelle will be a playable character in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. The dreaded stop sign and gyroids were among her attacks.

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Yoshi's Crafted World Officially Named Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 3:27 pm PDT
Total comments: 4

Yoshi's next trip to a craft-like world is hitting Switch in Spring 2019.

Yoshi's Crafted World is coming to Switch in Spring 2019, a minor delay from its planned 2018 release.

The adorable craftwork game comes from GoodFeel, who made Kirby's Epic Yarn and Yoshi's Woolly World. The game features co-op and Poochy. Much like its demo at E3 2017, levels be played both forwards and backwards. More information about the 2019 release will be revealed as we get closer to its launch.

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Town Announced For Switch, Coming 2019 Switch

by David Keremes - 3:26 pm PDT
Total comments: 4

New RPG from Game Freak and it is not Pokemon

Nintendo announced a new RPG from Pokemon creator Game Freak called Town.

This RPG will take a unique spin on the adventure by focusing its story solely on one village. Battle enemies and get help from other towns folk.

Release is set for 2019.

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New NES Games For Nintendo Switch Online Revealed: New NES Joy-Cons Revealed Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 3:22 pm PDT
Total comments: 16 Source: Nintendo Direct

Prepare to rumble online.

Nintendo has revealed new games and a new control method for the NES games on Nintendo Switch Online.

In the Nintendo Direct presentation showing off Nintendo Switch Online, Gradius, Double Dragon, and Mighty Bomb Jack were among the 3rd party games shown for the service. NES Open Tournament Golf... Read more...

Capcom Beat'em Up Bundle Hitting Switch Next Week With Seven Arcade Brawlers Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 3:20 pm PDT
Total comments: 6

Play Final Fight, Knights of the Round, and many more from Capcom's history on September 18.

Capcom is bringing the arcade fury to Switch on September 18 with the Capcom Beat-'em-Up Bundle.

The pack includes Final Fight, The King of Dragons, Captain Commando, Knights of the Round, Warriors of Fate, Armored Warriors, and Battle Circuit. The last two are making their console debuts. All games will support four player locally and online and can be pre-ordered on the Switch eShop now.

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