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February 23, 2024

Indie Fighting Game Them's Fighting Herds Releases Game Breaking DLC Two Months After QA Fired Switch

by Donald Theriault - 12:37 pm EST
Total comments: 1 Source: User reports

Should you download the update? Should you buy the game right now? Neigh.

The game industry's mass of layoffs has led to a major update for a popular fighting game releasing in a completely broken state.

A new paid DLC for Them's Fightin' Herds added two new characters, one of whom has the ability to cause infinite unbreakable combos.

Publisher Modus Games reportedly...

February 21, 2024

Rare Game Boy Advance Title Ninja Five-O Receiving Limited Run Games-Helmed Remaster SwitchGBA

by Donald Theriault - 7:28 pm EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Limited Run Games

Wait, a GOOD game getting remade in the LRG Carbon Engine? Is that legal?

One of the Game Boy Advance's biggest - and most expensive on the gray market - cult hits is coming back.

The partnership between Konami and Limited Run Games has led to the announcement of a remaster of Ninja Five-O - or Ninja Cop depending on the territory. No release date was provided, though a limited preorder option will be available directly from LRG.


Other Announcements From The Partner Showcase Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:17 pm EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo Direct

Time to round up the unusual suspects.

Other items announced in today's Partner Showcase:

Previously announced for PC, Snuffkin: Melody of Moominvalley - a musical adventure based on a Scandinavian story - will hit 1.0 on Switch March 7. WayForward-developed Contra: Operation Galuga, originally revealed last September, received a new release... Read more...

New Super Monkey Ball Game Adds 16 Player Online, Available Early Summer Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:46 pm EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo Direct

Probably closer than "AAA Crazy Taxi" to being that super game Sega's always going on about.

Sega's continued efforts to go from chimpan-a to chimpanzee will bear fruit again this year.

Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble is the latest entry in the puzzle/racing franchise, and will release on the Switch June 25. AiAi and their simian siblings will have new moves, including a Sonic the Hedgehog-style "spin dash", as they traverse more than 200 stages.


Original Monster Hunter Stories Being Remastered For Switch Release In Summer Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:40 pm EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo Direct

And suddenly the sequel will make a lot of sense.

The remaster train has added a portable car after today's Partner Showcase.

Capcom have announced a remastered version of the 2017 3DS title Monster Hunter Stories will be available on Switch this summer, roughly three years after its sequel. Previously Japan-only content from the original will be included.


Epic Mickey Rebrushed Hitting The Canvas This Year Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:33 pm EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo Direct

I don't think you can put something back under copyright after it hits the public domain, but The Mouse will definitely try.

A lost game of the Wii's latter years is coming back on Switch, and it didn't even require a broadcaster's rights to be traded to happen.

Epic Mickey Rebrushed, an enhanced version of the 2010 Wii 3D platformer, was revealed today in the Partner Showcase for release sometime in 2024. The game features... Read more...

World Of Goo 2 Officially Confirmed As Switch Console Exclusive, Launching In May Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:18 pm EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo Direct

One of the great WiiWare success stories is back in the fold.

After being shown for the first time during the Winter Games Fest 2023, we have confirmation of World of Goo 2's console home - and the sequel will also be exclusive to a Nintendo system.

The sequel to the smash WiiWare success, World of Goo 2 was confirmed for release on May 23 in today's Partner Showcase: it will be at least temporarily a console exclusive on Switch.


Endless Ocean: Luminous Brightens Switch On May 2 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:56 pm EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo Direct

Not the first time this plucky partner has shown up in a Partner Showcase.

For the first time in nearly a decade and a half, we'll be able to dive into the ocean on a Nintendo console.

The last announcement of today's Partner Showcase was a new Endless Ocean title. Endless Ocean: Luminous will be available May 2, and feature the ability for up to 30 divers to hit the... Read more...

Grounded, Pentiment Called Up From AAA Xbox Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:48 pm EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo Direct

One makes their big league debut tomorrow, the other in spring.

As expected after a business update last week, two previous Xbox-published titles were announced for Switch release in today's Partner Showcase.

Both titles are products of Obsidian Entertainment, with their medieval adventure title Pentiment being first to drop tomorrow. The second is Grounded,... Read more...

Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase Releases Several Games and Demos Today MobiSwitch

by Willem Hilhorst - 11:47 am EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase

Plenty out to play today

During the Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase, released earlier today, several titles were announced to be released on the Nintendo Switch after the presentation. These shadow drops included a few titles that were announced earlier and also included several demo’s. In this post we’ll list an overview of everything you can play on your Switch right now, and even on that’s due tomorrow.


New Shin Megami Tensei V Title Revealed, Vengeance Reaps June 21 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:26 am EST
Total comments: 5 Source: Nintendo Direct

Atlus is going to keep cranking it out.

The blasted world of Tokyo appears to be getting a remix.

During the Partner Showcase, a side story of Shin Megami Tensei V (2021) was revealed. Known as Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance, it will release on June 21.

The trailer shows what appears to be a female playable character in addition to the Nahobino.


February 20, 2024

Pokemon Presents Video To Air February 27

by Donald Theriault - 6:26 am EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Pokemon Company

(something) CONFIRMED!

Pokemon is continuing their twice-a-year pace of Presents videos.

The next Pokemon Presents video will be released at 9 a.m. EST / 6 a.m. PST / 1500 CET on Tuesday, February 27 for "Pokemon Day". The date represents the anniversary of the release of Pokemon Red and Green in Japan in 1996.

Updates...

February 19, 2024

Partner Showcase Direct Announced For Wednesday, February 21

by Donald Theriault - 6:22 pm EST
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

First party news will continue to be posted here.

The first Direct of the year is a predominantly third party one.

In a rare Monday afternoon on a holiday announcement, Nintendo has confirmed a 25 minute Partner Showcase will be released on Wednesday (February 21) at 9 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. PT / 1500 CET. Unlike prior Directs, this will largely be focused on 3rd party announcements.


Nintendo Downloads - February 22, 2024 Switch

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

Really, aren't cards the original roguelike?

Things we missed last week: Master of Weapon (Taito) was the Archives released, and regular indie show star Lake - the game about mail delivery in a small town - was also a surprise release.

It's all digital (at least for now) this week as originally the headliner was going to be the latest (and... Read more...

February 14, 2024

Four More Costumes Revealed For Princess Peach: Showtime Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:12 am EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

You'll never see one of them coming.

Peach apparently took some notes from her time in Smash Bros., as some of her new costumes for Princess Peach: Showtime show.

The four newly revealed costumes are:

"Dashing Thief" - a phantom-thief themed costume focused on stealth and gadgets "Figure Skater" - skating around the stages with spins... Read more...

Yoshitaka Murayama (1969 - 2024) Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:56 am EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Rabbit & Bear Studios

The Suikoden and Eiyuden Chronicles creator had an undisclosed illness.

The creator of a seminal mid-1990s RPG series and its spiritual successor has died.

An update to backers of Eiyuden Chronicles: Hundred Heroes from developer Rabbit & Bear Studios has announced that Yoshitaka Murayama, the director of the upcoming RPG as well as the Suikoden franchise that it succeeds, passed away from an ongoing illness on February 6. No further details have been provided out of respect for the privacy of his family.


February 13, 2024

Splatoon 3 Side Order DLC Reveals Gameplay In New Trailer Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:22 am EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Well, they kinda had to do that soon anyway. But do we get a run-in from Poseidon?

With a little over a week to go until its release, Nintendo has finally confirmed the gameplay of the Side Order DLC for Splatoon 3 in a new trailer.

In the DLC, the player character (an Octoling) must climb the "Spire of Order", a large tower almost entirely colored white, and complete challenges... Read more...

February 12, 2024

Nintendo Downloads - February 15, 2024 Switch

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

Superb Owl winners: Those who bet the 1st half under, Taylor Swift fans, and the news editor who walked away with a shiny 93 Hisuian Decidueye.

Things we missed last week: The Archives release is called Face Off, it's from Namco, and it's only available in Japan and Canada. SURE.... wait, it's a hockey game? Oh, that makes sense.

There are four major games being remade depending on the territory, and in both groups three of them have a... Read more...

February 6, 2024

Nintendo Releases Financial Results For Holiday Quarter Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:35 am EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Is the Mario movie halo effect still in play? Oh, absolutely.

Nintendo has had to revise their earnings estimates upwards for the second time in as many quarters after their latest financial results, which continue to pile on records in the sales department.

All monetary figures quoted in yen, with a US$ comparison provided based on an exchange of $1 USD = ¥148.644.


February 5, 2024

Nintendo Downloads - February 8, 2024 Switch

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

We're not opening the Happening Bunker yet, but I did clean it up this weekend.

Things we missed last week: Old Tecmo shooter Silk Worm in the Archives. (I originally read it as "Silk Road", and boy does THAT hit different now than it did in 1988.)

OK, let's be real: There is a LOT of room for shadowdrops to come in and directly steal the show this week. There's not a whole... Read more...


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