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July 20, 2018

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Announces Breath Of The Wild Crossover Content Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:42 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Capcom

That kid really gets around.

For the second time this week, Zelda: Breath of the Wild is invading a game - only this time, it's a future release.

Capcom and Nintendo have announced that the Switch hit will be represented in Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate. No release date was given for the pack, which includes the Champion's Tunic and Hylian Shield. Palicoes will also be able to dress up like the familiar Koroks.


Splatoon 2 Octoling Amiibo Launch Dates Announced Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:32 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Patience awaits the North American octo-kid.

The Octoling Amiibo announced at E3 now have worldwide release dates.

Europe and Japan will see the three figures on 9 November, while North America will see them on December 7 along with the Inkling Amiibo of the Smash series.

Functionality have not been announced for the figures, who can be fought for in a worldwide "Squids vs Octopus" Splatfest this weekend.


July 19, 2018

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Adds Breath Of The Wild Crossover Content Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:13 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

We've got the motorcycle, but nobody has the children's cards.

After Labo support last month, the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe update train continues to roll on.

The 1.6 update has added an entire set of Breath of the Wild crossover content: Link in his Champion's Tunic, the Master Cycle Zero, Ancient Tires, and the Paraglider. The update is available for download now.


Nintendo Downloads - July 19, 2018 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:04 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

We're moving to a new start time next week.

Before we begin, a word as it pertains to this space going forward: Starting next week, this will be posted on Mondays, and kept up to date through the week. Most of the lineup is known by Sunday anyway, and it gives me more time to prep the article over the weekend and actually see about playing... Read more...

July 18, 2018

XSEED Announces North American Pricing Details For Gal Metal Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:40 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: XSEED

For those about to rock, it won't cost that much.

XSEED has revealed the cover art and release plans for the localization Tak Fuji's latest rhythm title, Gal Metal.

No additional details for the release were given beyond Fall 2018, but there will be two options for purchasing the game. The US MSRP for Gal Metal on the eShop will be $29.99, with an "Encore" DLC pack adding five additional characters and stories for $9.99. A retail release will include the game and DLC for $39.99.


Ubisoft Reveals South Park: The Stick Of Truth For Switch Release In Earnings Call Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:35 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Ubisoft

The original adventure of The New Kid should be out within a couple of months.

The Switch is getting its second South Park RPG of the year by the end of September, according to Ubisoft.

In a financial results call yesterday, Ubisoft revealed that South Park: The Stick of Truth would be coming to Switch in the July - September quarter of this year. Currently, the game is slated to be an eShop-only release.


Super Rare Games Announces Tons of Upcoming Physical Game Releases Switch

by David Lloyd - 6:49 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Super Rare Games

Yesterday was a good day if you’re a collector.

On Twitter yesterday, Super Rare Games announced multiple indie titles that they will be releasing physical copies for. Though no set dates were included, the following games are set for physical copies:

Worms WMD Lovers In A Dangerous Spacetime Mutant Mudds Collection Steredeen: Binary Stars Knights of Pen and Paper 1 and 2 Fairune Collection N++ Ultimate Edition The Adventure Pals


July 12, 2018

Nintendo Downloads - July 12, 2018 Switch3DS

by Donald Theriault - 5:03 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Nintendo wants to see 30 indie games a week release on Switch. Surprisingly, they're not there yet.

Another day, another three hundred hours of gameplay onto my backlog that's growing larger than Dara O'Brian's head. Nintendo has two retail Switch games this week in Octopath Traveler and Captain Toad, who also sneaks over to the 3DS. There's also Shining Resonance Refrain, once referred to as the "bankrupt man's Tales" with a side of fetish artist, and also Alex Culafi's sleeper hit of the year in Pato Box.


July 11, 2018

Cosmic Star Heroine Now Available For Preorder, Unlocks August 14 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:45 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Limited Run Games

Disclaimer: Post author backed the game on Kickstarter in the day

The first part of the Cosmic Star Heroine release puzzle is falling into place.

The long-awaited throwback RPG is now available for preorder on the Switch eShop, and will launch on August 14. Preordering the game will offer a 10% discount.

Limited Run Games reiterated with the announcement that a physical copy would be available "later this year or early 2019".


New Smash Amiibo Releasing December 7; Older Models Being Reissued Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:34 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

Ridley's too big to fit in the standard box.

We have a launch date for the new round of Smash Bros series Amiibo.

Nintendo has tabbed December 7 for the release of Ridley, Inkling, and Wolf to go along with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The new figures have a US$15.99 MSRP.

Additionally, older Smash series Amiibo will be re-released at their old ($12.99) MSRP. Which ones are slated to return has not been announced.


July 7, 2018

Free-To-Play Shooter Warframe Announced For Switch: Panic Button Porting Switch

by Donald Theriault - 3:16 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Digital Extremes

Time to get your mech on.

The Switch is about to pull in another well-known shooter.

Digital Extreme's free to play third person shooter Warframe has been announced for a Switch release. No release date has been given for the game, which has been in active service on PC and console for five years.

The port of the game...

July 6, 2018

Aksys Anime Expo Slate Includes Horror Visual Novel And Side-Scrollers Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:53 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Aksys

One of the games is Indonesian.

Anime Expo continues to bring Switch releases as Aksys have announced three Switch titles and clarified a release window on a fourth.

Death Mark is the localized name for Japanese horror visual novel Shiin, which released on the eShop last week. Set in a mysterious city called "H", the game sees you... Read more...

July 5, 2018

Skullgirls: 2nd Encore Brawling On Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:42 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Lab Zero

Lab Zero's not just bringing Indivisible to us.

One of the decade's premiere fighting games is about to make its debut on Nintendo platforms.

Skullgirls: 2nd Encore has been announced for a Switch release. Developed by Lab Zero, the team behind forthcoming RPG Indivisible, the all-female fighter was originally released in 2012 and has come to multiple other platforms since.


New Project From Zero Escape Director "Ai: The Somnium Files" Coming To Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:33 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Spike Chunsoft

We need to go way, way deeper.

Anime Expo continues to bring announcements for Switch, including the newest game from Zero Escape series creator Kotaro Uchikoshi.

AI: The Somnium Files (pronounced Ai, as in the Japanese word for love) was announced at Spike Chunsoft's Anime Expo panel. Set in a futuristic version of Tokyo, players will dive into dreams in order to solve mysteries.


NISA Announces Switch Slate For Early 2019: Princess Training, RPG Making, Caligula Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:23 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: NIS America

The teachers knew he'd lost his head when he filled a Student Council seat with Mr. Ed.

NIS America has outlined their lineup for Switch into early 2019 ahead of this weekend's Anime Expo in Los Angeles.

In addition to locking down September 18 for Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk and November 13 for the SNK 40th Anniversary Collection, the company announced three additional RPGs are coming west: one internal project, one outsourced project, and a follow-up to a game they published last year on 3DS.


Nintendo Downloads - July 5, 2018 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:08 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Hang on, we're not sure if anyone in the US can hear us over the fireworks.

On the revenge of the 5th, the eShop takes the spotlight here. Among the brand new titles for North America are SpiritSphere DX and the long, long awaited Pocket Rumble, while fans of the older titles can tackle the Bowhemoth one more time in Runbow or take on a Squids Odyssey. Gearbox Publishing has also crossed over to the Switch with Burnwell, and thankfully we've been spared a tweet from the company's nominal head about it.


July 4, 2018

Mutant Football League To Kick Off In September Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:54 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nighthawk Interactive

There's no concussion issues in this league, given that at least one team doesn't have a brain to injure.

The Switch's first gridiron football game will be a bloody affair.

September will see the release of Mutant Football League: Dynasty Edition both in stores and on the Switch eShop for US$29.99. A spiritual successor to the Mutant League sports games of the mid-1990s, the new game will feature online... Read more...

July 2, 2018

Namco Museum Arcade Pac To Launch In Stores: Combines Two eShop Titles Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:30 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Bandai Namco

We know we can probably count on at least one sale in Quebec.

Bandai Namco is rolling their arcade eShop releases into a retail package.

Namco Museum Arcade Pac has been announced for release on the Switch as an exclusive, though no release date was given. The base of the package is a combination of Namco Museum and Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus, both of which have come out on Switch in the past year.


Mercenaries Wings Announced: Side Story To Mercenaries Chronicles Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:22 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Circle Entertainment

Circle is going to be a bit busy this year.

One of the Switch eShop's strategy titles is getting its own side story.

Mercenaries Wings: The Fallen Phoenix is a side story to the Mercenaries Saga series, which has two releases on 3DS and released in a compilation on the Switch eShop in February. Wings will take flight before the end of the year.


June 28, 2018

Yo-Kai Watch Blasters To Bust Up 3DS September 7 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 12:01 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

Apparently bustin' doesn't make Nintendo feel good.

The Yo-Kai Watch Busters side series is finally coming west.

Nintendo have announced that the 2015 3DS action titles will be released in both North America and Europe on September 7. The series has been renamed Yo-Kai Watch Blasters, and the two versions will be the Red Cat Corps and the White Dog Squad versions.



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