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April 16, 2024

Indie World Presentation To Air April 17

by Donald Theriault - 9:16 am EDT
Total comments: 1

For those scoring at home, that's tomorrow.

Some lucky indie titles will get temporarily raised above the rubble of the eShop tomorrow.

Nintendo will air the year's first Indie World tomorrow at 10 a.m. ET (7 a.m. PT, 1600 CET). It will run for about 20 minutes.

The last Indie World Presentation aired in November.

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April 15, 2024

Nintendo Downloads - April 18, 2024 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:00 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

A week that dares to ask what the five fingers said to the face.

Things we missed last week: Previously Japan-only Famicom game Super Xevious: Gamp no Nazo (Mystery of Gump) was the Archives game, apparently eligible due to being a Nintendo Vs arcade series machine.

The biggest game of the week is Microsoft's Grounded crossing the aisle to come to Switch, as... Read more...

April 11, 2024

Switch Online Super NES Library Adds Three More Games Including Wrecking Crew '98 Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 10:06 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

And who was the first person to play Wrecking Crew '98 in English? You guessed it: Frank Stallone.

A pair of imports and a launch-era classic shooter have been added to the Super Nintendo library for Switch Online's basic subscription tonight.

Super R-Type (1991-92) is the bespoke Super Nintendo version of R-Type II, which added new enemies to the existing classic shooter as well as increasing... Read more...

April 10, 2024

Picross Logiart Grimoire Coming to Switch Next Week Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 10:00 am EDT
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Jupiter's early access Picross game is launching on Switch after its 1.0 release on PC.

Picross Logiart Grimoire, the latest game from Picross S developers Jupiter, is coming to Nintendo Switch on April 18.

The game, one of Jupiter's first games also released on PC, launched into Early Access on Steam in September 2023 and was released into 1.0 this past March. On Switch, it will release for $19.99.

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April 8, 2024

Nintendo Downloads - April 11, 2024 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:00 am EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

When you have the opportunity to end a monster heel's title run at 666 days, you effing DO it.

Things launched late: Namco's Exvania in the Archives.

A seemingly quiet week awaits on the eShop, though there are a few entries in the chill genre headlined by former Indie World spotlight game Botany Manor - it may not have a price in North America yet for some reason, but you can probably estimate... Read more...

April 1, 2024

Nintendo Downloads - April 4, 2024 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:00 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Sadly, this listing is not an April Fool's joke, but it is brought to me by Georges Thériault at Nintendo.

Things posted late last week: Taito's Volfied (a Qix successor?) was in the Archives, Cricket 24 was all out for 60 somehow though picked up ten extra runs in Europe, and in North America only a girl's game jam project called "What They Don't Sea" dropped on Friday. (If you were wondering why they had a trailer on Nintendo's YouTube, that's why.)

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March 27, 2024

Late Era 3DS Remake Hatch Tales Delayed Again, Now Due In Summer Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:57 pm EDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Kickstarter

Sure, run right up against the game that killed game journalism getting an expansion. That'll work so well.

A beleaguered Kickstarter project originally slated to release this week is getting another three months in the oven.

Following an announcement last fall of a March 28, 2024 launch date for Hatch Tales, developer Atooi confirmed to backers today that the remake of Chicken Wiggle was now slated to launch on June 21.

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March 26, 2024

F-Zero: Maximum Velocity Takes Expansion Pack Green Flag This Week Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 9:12 pm EDT
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Giving your humble News Editor flashbacks to his first GBA game.

There will be one more update to a Switch Online Expansion Pack library this week before the calendar tips over to April.

Nintendo have confirmed the launch of Game Boy Advance launch title F-Zero: Maximum Velocity will occur this week for subscribers to the Expansion Pack tier of Nintendo Switch Online. It previously was a 3DS Ambassador title and an early title for the Wii U's Virtual Console GBA service.

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March 25, 2024

Nintendo Downloads - March 28, 2024 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:00 am EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

I'm for the revival of DS franchises on Switch, just... not by those guys.

Things we missed last week: Konami's Surprise Attack was the Archives game, and 505 Games-published survival game Unturned also surprise-dropped.

If it's possible for a quarter to simultaneously go out with a bang and a whisper, this one does. The quantity is certainly there - 40+ in both NA and... Read more...

March 18, 2024

Aspyr Media Accused Of Using Uncredited Mods In Star Wars Battlefront Collection Switch

by Donald Theriault - 12:00 pm EDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Twitter

At this point, we can just assume Aspyr HQ is in Mos Eisley Spaceport.

Aspyr Media has become embroiled in another controversy involving a Star Wars re-release and modding, this time allegedly including mods without credit.

A mod maker for the PC version of Star Wars: Battlefront II (2005) has indicated that the Switch version of the port released last week contains combat techniques added in their mod without permission or credit. The claim - with video and pictorial proof - was posted on Twitter:

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Nintendo Downloads - March 21, 2024 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:00 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Welcome to the Showtime, kid.

Things we missed last week: Mouser in the Archives.

It looks like the stupidity of the end of the quarter will be headed our way NEXT week, because at least looking at it on Monday morning it's a short week that's also very top heavy. The reason for this is primarily twofold: Princess Peach: Showtime!... Read more...

March 13, 2024

WB Retiring Adult Swim Games

by Joel A. DeWitte and Alex Orona - 5:10 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo World Report

WB is getting a track record for cancelling properties

An update to the March 8th Nintendo World Report Article: https://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/66517/warner-brothers-closing-adult-swim-games-brand-likely-delisting-games

Last week other news outlets started reporting that Warner Bros. Discovery is set to remove Adult Swim Games from digital... Read more...

March 11, 2024

Nintendo Downloads - March 14, 2024 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:00 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Would you all please rise and remove your caps for the playing of "The Llama Song".

Things we missed last week: Ubisoft stealth-dropped a sequel to 2014 UbiArt adventure game Valiant Hearts: The Great War (Valiant Hearts: Coming Home), Battle City precursor Tank Battalion from Namco is your Arcade Archives game of the week, and one developer made the list for dropping no less than FIFTEEN games in a six day span starting on Wednesday and carrying into today.

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March 10, 2024

Thousand Year Door Remake And Luigi's Mansion 2 HD Receive Dates For Mar10 SwitchMobi

by Donald Theriault - 10:17 am EDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Nintendo

Local Thousand Year Door stan excited to finally play game for first time.

An unexpected news blast has greeted us on this Mario Day, with a billion-dollar sequel and release dates for five Mario games on Switch in a special video.

Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door confirmed a release date of May 23, 2024. Luigi's Mansion 2 HD will follow on June 27 - the last two games... Read more...

March 8, 2024

Warner Brothers Closing Adult Swim Games Brand, Likely Delisting Games Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:53 pm EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Delisted Games

A good portion of the old publisher's output has already moved.

The continued flailing at Warner Brothers has claimed an early brand with some Switch history.

An entry on Delisted Games has found that within 60 days all Adult Swim Games titles will be removed from digital sale. Although some of the games previously published by ASG have already moved to other publishers, some developers have also confirmed that Warner has not and apparently will not take steps to move their games.

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March 7, 2024

Akira Toriyama (1955 - 2024) DS

by Donald Theriault - 10:39 pm EST
Total comments: 1 Source: Bird Corp

An artist with a long history with dragons goes way too soon.

One of Japan's most prominent artists in both the manga and gaming realms has died.

The official social media for the Dragon Ball franchise confirmed tonight that Akira Toriyama, the original artist behind the series, passed away on March 1, a little more than a month before his 69th birthday. The cause of death was an acute subdural hematoma (blood on the brain).

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March 6, 2024

Demo Now Available For Princess Peach: Showtime Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:05 pm EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Check a look and get a good feel ahead of the early, EARLY spring launch.

Nintendo's third retail release in 2024 has joined the first two in getting a demo.

A demo has gone live on the eShop for Princess Peach: Showtime ahead of the March 22 launch. The demo contains stages with Peach's Swordfighter and Patissiere costumes.

Alongside the demo, a new overview trailer was launched:

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March 4, 2024

Creators Of Yuzu Emulator Settle Lawsuit With Nintendo Switch

by Donald Theriault - 1:21 pm EST
Total comments: 2 Source: Video Games Chronicle

There goes all those Patreon profits.

The creators of a popular emulator of Switch software are folding their tent.

Tropic Haze LLC, creators of the popular Yuzu emulator, have settled a lawsuit filed last week by Nintendo alleging mass copyright infringement and violations of the United States's Digital Millenium Copyright Act. This follows statements that more than a million people were playing The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom prior to its release using Yuzu.

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Nintendo Downloads - March 7, 2024 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:00 am EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

We should be celebrating Unicorn Overlord this week, instead we get the absolute nadir of Switch shovelware.

Things we missed last week: The Archives title was called War of Aero, while we also got another more obscure Wii U rescue with Bit.Trip Presents Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien. As introduced by the now retired Charles Martinet.

Ordinarily, this week would be cause for celebration with... Read more...

March 1, 2024

Balatro Pulled From European eShop: No ETA For Return Switch

by Donald Theriault - 11:00 am EST
Total comments: 2 Source: R McFly

Someone caught this on Discord and it's wild. UPDATE: Developer has responded

The long arm of PEGI may have whacked one of the year's biggest eShop success stories.

Reports emerged on our Discord server this morning of a UK-based chatter attempting to purchase Balatro at 1130 GMT, even going so far as to reach the point of funds being added to their eShop balance. Before the purchase completed, the game was removed.

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