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April 21, 2018

Firewatch Developer Campo Santo Acquired By Valve Switch

by Donald Theriault - 3:12 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Kotaku, Campo Santo

At least for now, it's business as usual.

The developers of Firewatch now have a new home.

Originally reported by Kotaku, Campo Santo have confirmed that they have sold the company to Steam administrators Valve. Specific financial terms have not been disclosed, and although Campo Santo will relocate to Seattle from their current San Francisco home the team will remain together rather than being absorbed by Valve.

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April 20, 2018

Night Trap Finally Comes To Switch, Limited Run Games Physical Release Included Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:30 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo Force

Did the Plato estate sign off on this?

One of the most infamous games in history is coming to a Nintendo platform after more than a quarter century.

Night Trap, the Sega CD full motion video game, has been tabbed for a Switch release "soon". A physical version has been announced for release by Limited Run Games according to the latest issue of Nintendo Force magazine.

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Yoku's Island Express Launches At End Of May Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:06 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Team17

The cross of pinball and platformer is finally on the way.

Yoku's Island Express is about to take off.

The pinball platformer has been tapped for a May 29 release, published by Team17. The launch price will be US$19.99/€19.99/£15.99.

A new developer diary is also available as of today:

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Runbow Switch Release Moved Back For Further Polish Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:36 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Headup Games

And ducking the busiest week of the year to date in the process.

Runbow for Switch is slowing down a bit to get more polish.

Originally slated to release Tuesday (April 24), the game will be delayed for "a matter of weeks" according to physical publisher Headup Games. Both the retail and eShop versions will be affected, as well as a planned PlayStation 4 version.

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April 19, 2018

Nintendo Downloads - April 19, 2018 SwitchWiiU3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:05 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Everybody's saying Labo this and Labo that, but nobody's saying Reloaded this or Manticore that.

Today's release schedule is a bit of an oddity, as there's... not a whole lot. Whether this is due to Labo or not is up for debate, but there's already *23* Switch games confirmed for next week. Still, we'll take the breather while it's there. The non-cardboard big ones are Wild Guns Reloaded from... Read more...

April 18, 2018

Flinthook, Mercenary Kings Physical Release Period Announced Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:52 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Limited Run Games

For the superfans, you can get both in one box.

The promised physical releases of Flinthook and Mercenary Kings: Reloaded will be available early next week.

Limited Run Games, who is handling the distribution, will put both games up for open preorder on Monday (April 23) at 10 a.m. Eastern time. The preorders will be open for two weeks.

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April 17, 2018

NBA Playgrounds 2 Tipping Off In 2018 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:46 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Saber Interactive

Maybe Kahwi will show up for the games.

The Switch is going to hoop it up around the world in 2018.

Saber Interactive has announced NBA Playgrounds 2 will release this year. New to the 2-on-2 basketball game for 2018 are online ranked leagues for solo and co-op play, new courts, and a full season mode.

More than 200 past and present NBA stars will be playable.

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Dark Souls Remastered, Solaire Amiibo Delayed Switch

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

Still trying to track down a corpse.

There will be more time to prepare for Dark Souls.

Bandai Namco has announced that the RPG remaster has been delayed to "summer", from a previous release date of May 25. The limited edition Solaire Amiibo has also been pushed back.

No specific cause was given for the delay.

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Rhythm Adventure Figment Imagines May 31 Launch Date Switch

by Donald Theriault - 4:00 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Bedtime Digital

A PC hit tunes into the Switch.

A cerebral rhythm title will serve as the second release from Bedtime Digital.

The developers of Wii U title Back to Bed will launch their second title Figment on Switch May 31. The game launched on PC last year and has already won several awards for its music and art style.

Figment is set in the recesses of the human mind, and sees the expression of human courage Dusty seek to free the mind from an encroaching threat of nightmares.

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April 15, 2018

Valkyria Chronicles And More Sega Ages Titles Announced Switch

by Donald Theriault - 12:49 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Sega

Some grand strategy awaits the Switch.

The Sega fan festival which saw the launch of the Sega Ages line added a couple of additional titles as it wrapped up earlier today.

Sega Ages will include Gain Ground and Alex Kidd In Miracle World among its first releases. An original arcade title, Alex Kidd was later a key game for the Sega Master System and was chosen due to high Virtual Console sales in Europe. Strategy title Gain Ground will include vertical Switch screen support.

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April 13, 2018

Sega Ages Bringing Classics To Switch Beginning In Summer 2018 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:08 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Sega

We don't get the box set, but we can pick and choose.

Sega is bringing some of their classic titles to Switch beginning this summer.

At Sega FES 2018 in Tokyo, Sega confirmed that they would bring their 'Sega Ages' label to the Switch eShop worldwide. More than 15 titles will be in the line, which will include Sonic the Hedgehog, Phantasy Star, and Thunder Force IV.

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Jotun: Valhalla Edition Goes To Switch War April 27

by Donald Theriault - 9:00 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Thunder Lotus Games

All the fun of the Wii U release, except fully portable.

Valhalla comes for us all at the end of April.

Thunder Lotus Games have announced that Jotun: Valhalla Edition will be making the jump from Wii U to Switch on April 27. The 2016 Wii U title has sold over a million copies worldwide across PC and consoles.

In making the Switch version, Thunder... Read more...

Capcom Confirms Version of X3 in Mega Man X Legacy Collection Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 7:13 am PDT
Total comments: 12

Good news, Mega Man fans!

Fear not: the version of Mega Man X3 in the Mega Man X Legacy Collection will be the Super Nintendo version according to a Capcom representative.

The pair of collections, split into Mega Man X1-4 and X5-8, are due out on Switch on July 24. Both collections will be developed internally at Capcom,... Read more...

April 12, 2018

Third Banner Saga Plants July 24 Release Flag Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:09 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Versus Evil

No word on the first two yet.

Although no solid dates are available for the first two Banner Saga titles on Switch, we know when the fight will end.

Banner Saga 3 will release on Switch on July 24. The RPG trilogy's final chapter will support save transfer from the first two games in the series.

Switch pricing has not been revealed for 3, though the lowest priced option on PC will be US$24.99.

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Manticore: Galaxy On Fire Blasting Into eShop Next Week Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:02 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Deep Silver

After a false start, Deep Silver's ready for launch.

An eShop title held just before launch due to Switch firmware is now ready to fire.

Manticore: Galaxy on Fire was originally slated to release in March, but the game will instead release on April 19. The retail price for the title is $19.99 or equivalent.

Graphical issues caused by the 5.0 firmware for the Switch had to be resolved before the game could launch. The launching version for the game will be 1.02.

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Graceful Explosion Machine Nears Sales Milestone; Developer Working On New Switch Game Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:55 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: VertexPop

Not bad for a little shooter.

The Graceful Explosion Machine is humming right along.

VertexPop announced today that the Atari-inspired shooter has sold just under 50,000 copies since launching approximately a year ago on Switch. To celebrate, the game is on sale now for 50% off until April 19.

The developer has also confirmed they are working on a new action title for Switch. The game promises to be "colorful" and will release in 2019.

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Nintendo Downloads - April 12, 2018 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:05 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

Of men, monarchs, and... games with hashtags in their names.

It's all Switch, all the time this week with a heavy lineup for North American perusal. The largest title of the bunch for North America is the strategy comedy Regalia, though maybe the roguelike stylings of Super Daryl Deluxe or the expanded version of Don't Starve might be more up your alley.

There's... Read more...

April 11, 2018

Senran Kagura Visual Novel Coming West As "Reflexions" Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:32 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: XSEED Games

The most interactive book in history.

The Senran Kagura visual novel released in Japan last year will see the light in the West.

Shinobi Refle: Senran Kagura has been announced by XSEED for a summer release on the eShop under the title Senran Kagura: Reflexions. The novel uses HD Rumble to help give massages to the girls of the Senran series.

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April 10, 2018

Mega Man X Legacy Collections Announced Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:50 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Capcom

When it comes to blue robots firing Hadoukens, there's no power greater than X.

The Mega Man revival on Switch will continue past the original Legacy Collections in May.

After announcing that all of the Mega Man X games would come to Switch in 2018 at the Mega Man 11 announcement stream last year, Capcom confirmed today that they would come in the form of Mega Man X Legacy... Read more...

April 9, 2018

Etrian Odyssey X Announced In Japan 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 8:13 pm PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Atlus

How many dungeons is too many? We'll find out in August (in Japan).

The Etrian series will be getting one more round on the 3DS.

Atlus has revealed Etrian Odyssey X for an August 2 release in Japan. Serving as a celebration of the series, every class ever featured in an Etrian game plus the new Hero class will be available. There will be multiple dungeons spread across a giant world map as well.

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