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November 13, 2018

Abzu Dives Into eShop November 29 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:18 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: 505 Games

A unique underwater journey.

End of month boredom will sleep with the fishes this month.

505 Games have announced that Abzu, a 2016 PC and console adventure game inspired by scuba diving, is coming to Switch on November 29. The game was previously available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Several of the developers of Abzu previously worked on 2012's Journey for PlayStation 3 while at thatgamecompany.

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Battle Princess Madelyn Storms Onto Switch December 6 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:12 am PST
Total comments: 4 Source: Casual Bit Games

And onto the Wii U next year.

One of the bigger indie titles of Smash week has just announced its launch date.

Battle Princess Madelyn, a tribute to 16-bit action platformers developed by a three-person team, will be releasing on Switch December 6. The former Kickstarter project raised more than four times its initial funding goal. A Wii U version was also promised in the original funding, and will release in early 2019.

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November 12, 2018

Five Nights At Freddy's Getting Five Switch Games

by Donald Theriault - 11:31 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Steam Community

"Which one?" "All of them."

A post on the Steam Community boards has confirmed that one of the biggest hits in PC gaming is coming to Switch at some point.

The horror series Five Nights at Freddy's has been confirmed for a console port in association with publisher Clickteam. According to series creator Scott Cawthon, the console ports are approximately 20% complete.

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New Trailer For Detective Pikachu Movie Reveals May 11, 2019 Premiere Date 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 11:22 am PST
Total comments: 6 Source: Warner Bros

They called it "summer" because they apparently don't know when seasons start.

Pikachu and a host of other Pokémon will make their live-action theatrical debut next May.

The trailer for the Ryan Reynolds vehicle was revealed today, along with the premiere date of May 11. The story is set in Ryme City, the same location as this March's 3DS game.

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Nintendo Downloads - November 15, 2018 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:07 am PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

TOSSUP: Bigger dick - Blue, or any Civ VI world leader?

This week's biggest game is an RPG that heavily references the late 90s, being brought to a new generation with some changes that may be controversial. I speak of course of Crystalis, the centerpiece game for the SNK 40th Anniversary Collection. Also, there's a Pokémon game, and it appears the number... Read more...

November 8, 2018

YouTube Is Now Available On The eShop Switch

by David Lloyd - 9:33 am PST
Total comments: 5 Source: Nintendo

Now go and subscribe to NWRTV.

Unexpectedly, though unsurprisingly, a YouTube application is now available in the eShop for the Nintendo Switch. The free download will install YouTube on TV, allowing you to watch videos on the go. The option to sign-in to access your subscription list is available but requires a separate device in order to activate.

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November 7, 2018

Sakurai Issues Statement On Smash Ultimate DLC: Characters Selected By Nintendo Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:37 am PST
Total comments: 3 Source: Sakurai

So if the selections seem like they were decided by the marketing department... they were.

Masahiro Sakurai has issued a statement on the decision process for deciding which characters will be a part of the Super Smash Bros Ultimate Fighter's Pass.

In the two English language posts on his Twitter, Sakurai confirms that the decision on who the characters will be is made by Nintendo, and... Read more...

Next NES Releases For Switch Online Due November 14 Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 5:30 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

"Engage Ridley Mother ------"

The second Wednesday of the month will see games added to the Switch's subscription NES library again.

Metroid, Mighty Bomb Jack and Twinbee will all be added to the subscription service next Wednesday, November 14. The timing hasn't been announced, but as the games are added at the same time worldwide the service should update in the early morning hours for North America.

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Gris, Carcassone Receive Release Dates Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:23 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Think the releases slow down just because it's December?

As November looks to have more Switch releases than the first six months of the system's life, December is starting to rev up as well.

Devolver Digital's stylish adventure GRIS will be releasing on December 13, the same day as Inti Creates's Dragon Marked for Death. One week prior, the first of the Asmodee board game ports will launch as Carcassone has been tagged for a December 6 release.

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November 5, 2018

Mother Russia Bleeds, Nidhogg 2 Both To Launch In November Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:12 pm PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Devolver Digital, Messhof Games

This'll make the Punch-up in Piestany look like a minor spat.

November is going to be a month of Switch violence, and it's not just because of Black Friday.

Devolver Digital have announced Mother Russia Bleeds, an ultra-violent brawler set in an alternate version of the USSR, for a November 15 release. Up to four players can punch their way through a brutal, M-rated dystopia.

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YouTube App Coming To Switch, Possibly This Week? RumorSwitch

by Donald Theriault - 6:46 pm PST
Total comments: 9 Source: Youtube

Watch the review of the game on NWR TV, then boot the eShop and buy the game.

The Switch has rolled out media apps slowly, but a 10,000lb gorilla may be entering the eShop soon.

On YouTube's feedback page, the Nintendo Switch is now listed as a compatible device for viewing YouTube. Sources close to Nintendo World Report have identified this Thursday as a probable launch date, though neither YouTube or Nintendo have confirmed this as of yet.

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Nintendo Downloads - November 8, 2018 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:02 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Forget putting shoe on head, we're putting a chocobo.

It seems like there's an inverse correlation between the temperature here and the number of releases on Switch. We're already at 33 (counting the yet-unannounced Hamster game) releases, with the biggest ones coming from the RPG realm in Moonlighter and World of Final Fantasy Maxima. There's a couple of major roguelikes from Cellar Door Games, with Full Metal Furies and Rogue Legacy.

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November 1, 2018

Fate/Extella LINK To Release On Switch Next Year Switch

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

The waifu is strong with this one. (And yes, Astolfo counts as a waifu.)

The billion-dollar Fate franchise is taking another stab at the Switch.

Fate/Extella Link has been slated for a Q1 2019 release in the West on Switch and PC, after previously being announced for PlayStation Vita and PS4 localization. A direct sequel to 2017's Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star, the new game adds ten new "Servants" (playable characters) to the cast.

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Diablo III To Receive Exclusive Amiibo Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:38 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Blizzard

First you praise the sun, then you praise the money.

Diablo III is going to get a special friend for the Eternal Collection next month.

Blizzard have announced a Loot Goblin Amiibo for release in "early December". Tapping the Amiibo will unlock special dungeons filled with money.

Where there are goblins, there... Read more...

Grim Fandango Released On Switch Today Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:13 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Double Fine

Thunderbolts and lightning, very very frightening me

Double Fine has stealth dropped one of their hits on this day after Halloween.

Grim Fandango Remastered has released in the North American and European eShops for $14.99/€12.99/£11.49. Originally released in 1998 for PC, the remastered version first launched there in 2015.

Along with Broken Age, Grim Fandango Remastered was first announced for Switch during a panel at this year's E3 fan show.

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Super Mario Maker For 3DS 2DS Bundle Announced In Target Black Friday Circular Switch3DS

by Donald Theriault - 9:47 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Target

Whoopsie?

With Black Friday a little over three weeks away, the flyers are beginning to sneak out - and there are surprises in store.

Target's Black Friday circular has launched, and revealed in the gaming section is a new color of 2DS that has Super Mario Maker for 3DS installed. The 2DS is yellow in front with red back and buttons, and the Super Mario Maker is preinstalled. The game will retail for the standard US$79.99.

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Smash Ultimate Direct Recap Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:59 am PDT
Total comments: 10 Source: Nintendo

"I can't believe they replaced the Omega stages with Poké Floats", said the lightest timeline

Nintendo held the final dedicated Super Smash Bros Ultimate Direct prior to the game's launch earlier today, with a whole host of announcements.

Spirits

Spirits were designed to replace the trophies, and will power up fighters when revealed. The primary way to obtain these spirits is in Spirit... Read more...

Smash Ultimate To Offer Smash Pass, Included Characters Developed From Scratch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:57 am PDT
Total comments: 19 Source: Nintendo

And there's also a free fighter for launch buyers.

Although Smash Ultimate already has a 74-character roster, there will be at least six more characters.

A Smash Pass has been announced that will provide five unannounced characters, along with a stage and music. Each character will be $5.99 US, or a pass for all 5 will be $24.99. The characters in the pass will be available by February 2020, will not be Echo Fighters, and have been developed from scratch after the game went gold.

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Incineroar Enters Super Smash Bros Ultimate Rumble; Ken Joins As Echo Fighter Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:22 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Your time is up, his time is now.

Generation VII of Pokémon will have playable representation in Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Incineroar, the final form of Litten, was introduced as the newest Pokémon representative. The Fire-type uses wrestling moves such as a German Suplex or spinning lariat, with a hard combo that ends in a diving headbutt called "Max Malicious Moonsault" for his Final Smash. Incineroar will pose after big moves, and can cancel out of them at any time.

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October 31, 2018

Undertale Director Releases PC Demo "Deltarune", Possible Tease Of Followup Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:16 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: TobyFox

(The end of the work day fills you with determination)

Undertale's mercurial creator has released a PC Demo that may portend a full follow-up to his smash hit.

Deltarune has been released for Windows PCs today, which is a game with a similar art style to Undertale. Some Windows users will have to bypass Defender to install the game.

It is not known... Read more...

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