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May 20, 2019

RAD Running Rampant August 20 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:15 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Bandai Namco

Smack in the middle of the promised Q3.

Double Fine's new action title has a three month countdown to release.

RAD, the post apocalyptic action title revealed in March's Nindie Showcase, has been announced for release on August 20 by publisher Bandai Namco. Set in a world that has somehow suffered two separate apocalypses, the game is helmed by former Stacking and Iron Brigade head Lee Petty.


Nintendo Downloads - May 23, 2019 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:00 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

"What're you buyin'? What're you sellin'?"

Looks like the physical store shelves are going to be bouncing this week.

Yep, the Resident Evil Origins collection (which is a game and a code for our purposes), Team Sonic Racing, Assassin's Creed Liberation's remaster and Atelier Lulua are all in stores this week to blow up your physical collection. I'll leave it up to the philosophers to decide if the pricing for them is worth it.


May 15, 2019

Nintendo Introduces Switch Online Vouchers Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 3:48 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

How to get a couple of games on the slightly discounted

Nintendo Switch Online members can now get money off games in another way.

Introduced in the Super Mario Maker 2 Direct, members can purchase pairs of Nintendo Switch Online Game Vouchers for US$99.99. Each voucher offers a download of a retail-available, Nintendo-published Switch title including... Read more...

Super Mario Maker 2 Direct Recap Switch

by Donald Theriault - 3:42 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

Jerry, hold all my calls on June 28.

Nintendo has dropped a bunch of new details about Super Mario Maker 2.

New Elements

A host of new items were included for course creation, including the Angry Sun from Super Mario Bros. 3, snaking blocks and on/off blocks from Super Mario World, and seesaw platforms. Sound effects now have new... Read more...

Pokemon Rumble Rush Debuts on Australian Phones

by Adam Abou-Nasr - 11:44 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Pokémon

The toy Pokémon are at it again.

Pokémon Rumble Rush, the fifth entry in the light RPG brawler series, is live first on the Australian app stores, The Pokémon Company announced today.

The "free-to-start" title sees Pokémon battle through wild hoards to unlock new Pokémon and equipment. The tap-control levels lead to "Super Bosses" on each island.


Mable & The Wood Choosing Summer Switch Release Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:00 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Graffiti Games

It's like I'm killing nothing at all!

A new roguelike coming to Switch this summer will let you play as a pacifist.

Mable & The Wood features the title character in a exploration platformer where in order to proceed, they must slay enemies and use the power of the fallen enemies to proceed. If a non-violent approach is preferred, secret paths can be found that allow the bypassing of all combat.


May 14, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 Direct Airing Tomorrow Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:14 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Letsa go again.

Super Mario Maker 2 details are about to be brought directly to us.

A 15 minute video will air tomorrow at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT discussing the June 28 release.

Tune in on Wednesday, May 15 at 3 p.m. PT / 6 p.m. ET for a roughly 15-minute presentation packed with information all about #SuperMarioMaker2 for #NintendoSwitch. pic.twitter.com/YUEDCzKQO4


May 13, 2019

Nintendo Downloads - May 16, 2019 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:00 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

So what will your humble news editor be playing going into his long weekend?

So this week appears to be a little bit less controversial.

Yep, pretty much. The Castlevania Collection is out this week, though the only place we have pricing for it is in Japan. The big one is either Rock of Ages 2, or Sniper Elite V2 Remastered.

Looks like there's a fair bit of Guilty Gear there too.


May 12, 2019

Detective Pikachu Estimated For US $58 Million Opening Weekend 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 9:13 am PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: BoxOfficeMojo

The rat sees green on page 13.

The ability to shoot electricity and solve mysteries couldn't handle Squirrel Girl's buddies.

Estimated box office for the opening weekend of Detective Pikachu's film adaptation have come in at US$58m, with a further estimated international take of $103m for a total of $161 million. In the US,... Read more...

May 9, 2019

Tetris 99 "Big Block" DLC Available Now: Adds Vs CPU And Marathon Modes Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:13 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

Some blocks are held for charity, and some for fancy dress...

Tetris 99 has added DLC that makes the game playable against something other than 90+ people.

The "Big Blocks" DLC is now available on the eShop for US$9.99/C$12.59, and adds two new modes: Marathon Mode for solo play, and a Vs CPU mode that involves challenging 98 AIs.

More modes (included...

Nintendo Announces E3 2019 Plans

by Donald Theriault - 5:18 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

This should look familiar to a lot of you.

Nintendo has unveiled their full schedule for E3 2019.

Following the previously announced Splatoon 2 and Smash Bros World Championships on Saturday, June 8 (kickoff at 2 p.m. EDT/11 a.m. PDT), there will be a Nintendo Direct airing at the traditional noon EDT/9 a.m. PDT start time. According to... Read more...

May 6, 2019

Original Devil May Cry Triggers Switch Release This Summer Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:43 am PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Capcom

Or as we call it, Matt Walker's Devil May Cry.

Capcom's next Switch re-release is going to shoot up the summer.

Devil May Cry, the 2001 character action title for the PlayStation 2, will release on Switch this summer. A price was not disclosed.

Relive the adventure that introduced the legendary Dante to the world with the original Devil May Cry, coming to #NintendoSwitch this Summer. pic.twitter.com/Hh8hFDnLQK


Nintendo Downloads - May 9, 2019 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:00 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

A fine Revenge of the Fifth to you all.

So are the veeps in charge yet at large at THQ Nordic yet?

Nope, which is why I won't be buying Saints Row The Third this week. It's a shame, I'd really love to support what should have been the GB GotY for 2011, but not until all of the executives who don't know how to use Google get sacked.

What does that open the door for, then?


May 4, 2019

NES Games For Switch Online In May Revealed Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 6:40 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Nintendo of America, Vooks

Golden Week held up the confirmation. (UPDATED)

UPDATE MAY 7: Nintendo has confirmed the games below will come to the lineup on May 15. Original story follows.

It looks as though May's NES lineup for the Switch Online app will feature plenty of climbing and riding.

Although no video confirmation for the second Wednesday in May has been revealed, Vooks found a listing on Nintendo of America's page for the NES list which includes under Upcoming Games:


May 1, 2019

Team17 To Publish Automachef: Automated Cooking Puzzler Slated For Summer Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:00 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Team17

Yeah, that's really a human helping you. Sure.

Team17 has announced a publishing agreement for a game that combines cooking and machine learning.

Automachef, developed by Hermes Interactive, will be released under the Team17 banner this summer for Switch. The goal of Automachef is to set up machines to make perfect meals without human intervention, taking into account limited resources, fire, and preventing infestation.


April 29, 2019

Nintendo Downloads - May 2, 2019 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:00 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Well, I *am* the leading man after all.


Look, I get you're pumped for FFXII Zodiac this week, but I... kind of made some bad choices about twelve years ago that mean you're telling them to ignore *me*.

My bad. Picking anything else up this week?

I'll save...

April 25, 2019

Nintendo Investor Briefing Notes: E3, Switch Online Status Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:05 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

The E3 show will probably look familiar.

Following the release of the fiscal year's financial results earlier today, Nintendo held their quarterly investor meeting today.

Among the items in the presentation (slides available here (PDF link):

Nintendo is keeping to their recent E3 plans again this year; no full theatre-based presentation,... Read more...

Nintendo Officially Confirms Tencent Partnership For Switch Release In China Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:06 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

That's one Switch printing money gif for Furukawa.

After weeks of stock-boosting rumors, Nintendo has confirmed their intent to enter the Chinese market in full.

A one sentence statement was posted to their investor relations webpage, which reads: "Nintendo Co., Ltd. is announcing that a collaboration is in progress with Tencent Holdings Limited (HQ: Shenzhen, China; Chairman of the Board and CEO: Ma Huateng) to release the Nintendo Switch video game system in China."


Project Nimbus: Complete Edition Coming to the West on May 16

by David Lloyd - 6:02 pm PDT
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Now the rest of us can blow up robots in space with a giant sword.

It won’t be long until North America and Europe will be able to enjoy classic Japanese anime mech-combat on the Switch with the upcoming release of Project Nimbus: Complete Edition. The game that features three factions fighting for the fate of a future Earth using giant robot suits will include the original story plus new modes not previously made available outside of Japan.


Blacksad: Under The Skin Bursting Out September 26 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 12:00 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Microids

And it has a limited edition, if you're into that sort of thing.

The tail end of September will see a hard boiled detective story hit the Switch via Microids.

Blacksad: Under the Skin, an adventure game based on a comic of the same name, will release on Switch September 26. Set in 1950s New York City, players will take the role of detective John Blacksad and will have freedom to solve the city's mysteries in their own way.



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