March 16, 2018

Sonic Mania Expansion Announced, New Title Teased Switch

by Donald Theriault - 4:15 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Sega

And a physical release that actually includes a Switch card, hallelujah.

Sonic Mania will be getting an expansion this summer, with new friends and a new format.

Announced at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, the expansion will add new stages, modes, and two new playable characters. Mighty the Armadillo and Ray the Flying Squirrel, a duo who have appeared in... Read more...

Next Nindies Showcase Airing On Tuesday

by Donald Theriault - 4:15 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

As developers confer, the eShop will expand further.

The next Nindies Showcase will hit the airwaves early next week.

Nintendo has confirmed the video will launch on March 20 (Tuesday) at noon Eastern or 9 a.m. Pacific time. The video is timed to launch as the second day of the 2018 Game Developers Conference kicks off in San Francisco.

The previous Showcases aired on February 28 and August 30 of last year, and were hosted by third party relations chief Damon Baker.


March 15, 2018

Nintendo Downloads - March 15, 2018 SwitchWiiU3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:07 am PDT
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Say "Hiiiiiii~" to this week's motley collection of releases.

There's usually a "sucking up all the oxygen" joke to be made whenever a Nintendo first party retail game drops, and it's especially bad when it's a Kirby game. Star Allies, the first Kirby title to drop at the magic US$60 price since, uh, Kirby 64, is the big release of the week, though I'll be putting most of my time into tinyBuild's Cluster Truck. Profanity not included.


March 14, 2018

Runner3 Sprints Home May 22 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:51 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Choice Provisions

CommanderVideo reporting for duty once again!

The middle of May has added another big hitter.

Runner 3 has been announced for a May 22 release, both on the eShop and in a physical version distributed by Nicalis. The physical version will include a 3" soundtrack sampler, a full-color instruction manual, and a PVC character strap.


Thimbleweek Park To Receive Limited Physical Release Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:42 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Limited Run Games

But not as limited as you think.

Limited Run Games has announced their first on sale date for a Switch title, and it's a trippy adventure.

The boutique retailer will open preorders for a Switch card version of Thimbleweed Park on Friday, March 30. Traditionally, preorders have opened at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Eastern time.

Two...

Runbow, Pirate Pop Plus Sprinting To Switch In April Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:20 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: 13AM Games

With an option for a card.

April will see a pair of titles from 13AM Games hit the Switch.

Switch versions of Runbow and Pirate Pop Plus will be released on Switch in April. Runbow specifically has been tabbed for an April 24 release.

A physical version of Runbow for Switch will follow on June 14, with all of the game's DLC and physical goods to be announced.


March 8, 2018

Kirby Star Allies Brings Dream Friends in Post-Launch Updates Switch

by Karlie Yeung - 3:20 pm PST
Total comments: 5

The game will be out soon, and a few friends will be joining Kirby.

The first of the Switch games to be mentioned in the Nintendo Direct, Kirby Star Allies is coming out next week on March 16 and there is already a playable demo on the eShop.

The game can be played with one to four players and as you play through Dream Palaces the Dream Friends will be added and even King Dedede, Bandana Waddle Dee and Metanight will be available as playable characters.


Relive Your Little Nightmares: Complete Edition on Switch May 18 Switch

by Carmine Red - 3:09 pm PST
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This comprehensive edition of the puzzle platformer will include two haunting, parallel, tales, previous DLC for the indie title, and... PAC-MAN amiibo support!

Last year's indie puzzle platformer Little Nightmares is coming to the Nintendo Switch in a Definitive Edition. This means that the title, a puzzle platformer where players make their way through the Maw, a mysterious vessel filled with haunted souls larger than the protagonists. Navigating the rooms,... Read more...

ARMS Online Tournament, Global Testpunch Announced Switch

by Justin Berube - 2:56 pm PST
Total comments: 1

Veterans can compete and beginners can try it out.

Starting today, and ending on March 18, ARMS players in the US and Canada can compete in the game's online Ranked Match Mode to participate in the ARMS US & Canada Online Open Tournament. The top eight players will then get to face off in the finals on March 31. Fans will be able to watch the finals online and they will be streamed from Nintendo of America's HQ. All finalists will receive a custom ARMS art piece.


Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition Arrives May 18 Switch

by Carmine Red - 2:53 pm PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

What the Wii U and 3DS had, the Nintendo Switch will bring together in one well defined edition this spring.

Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition is coming to the Nintendo Switch sooner rather than later, May 18 to be exact. The game's previous iterations were on the Wii U and then later the 3DS, but the Switch version will stand apart by including all the varied content and DLC from both previous versions... Read more...

South Park: The Fractured But Whole Coming to Switch April 24 Switch

by Adam Abou-Nasr - 2:52 pm PST
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo Direct March 2018

So sweet, you guys.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole is launching on Switch April 24, today’s Nintendo Direct revealed.

DLC packs 1 and 2 will be available at launch for individual purchase or through a season pass. DLC pack 3 promises a new story and launches later this year.


Undertale Coming to Switch Switch

by James Jones - 2:50 pm PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

You can make friends with skeletons wherever you go.

Undertale is coming to Switch. No release date was provided during today's Nintendo Direct, which Nintendo described as "focused on Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch titles launching this year," beyond teasing that Undertale for Switch would release "eventually."


New Single Player Mode Coming to Splatoon 2 Switch

by Bryan Rose - 2:44 pm PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo Direct

Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion tells the story of the mysterious Agent 8.

A new DLC single player mode is coming to Splatoon 2 this summer.

Revealed in today’s Nintendo Direct, Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion casts you as Agent 8, who looks like an Octoling. She wakes up in a dark underground area resembling a subway without any memories. You’ll traverse around 80 different... Read more...

Travis Strikes Again in 2018 Switch

by Carmine Red - 2:42 pm PST
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo

Grasshopper Manufacture's third game in the punk franchise will feature a whole new story and varied game worlds to fight through.

Travis Strikes Again will come to the Nintendo Switch in 2018. The third game in Grasshopper Manufacture's rebellious No More Heroes franchise, its indie-derived inspiration will be incorporated by making protagonist Travis Touchdown fight his way through a variety of game worlds that he enters, including... Read more...

Super Smash Bros. Coming to Switch, New Character Revealed Switch

by Justin Berube - 2:40 pm PST
Total comments: 32

This game is going to make a big splat.

Super Smash Bros. will be coming to Nintendo Switch in 2018. Inklings, both a boy and a girl, were shown to be new playable characters in the short teaser video during today's Nintendo Direct presentation. Also worth noting is that the version of Link briefly shown looked like the version from Zelda: Breath of the Wild.


Okami HD Announced for Nintendo Switch Switch

by Addison Webb - 2:37 pm PST
Total comments: 3

Capcom's art inspired adventure game returns to Nintendo platforms

Okami HD is coming to the Nintendo Switch .

This remaster of a Sony Plastation 2 game originally released on other platforms last year. The Nintendo Switch release will feature motion controls with the Joy-Con controllers in docked or table-top mode, and touch controls when played in the Switch's handheld mode.


Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Sails to Nintendo Switch and 3DS 3DSSwitch

by Karlie Yeung - 2:31 pm PST
Total comments: 14

Not only do you get Toad and Toadette on both consoles, you can also visit the latest Mario levels.

The Wii U title Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker will be released on Switch and 3DS, as announced in today's Nintendo Direct.

The new versions of the game will have Super Mario Odyssey levels added and Toad could be seen floating into New Donk City in the footage. There will be a two player mode, where the first player controls Captain Toad and the second player can assist with shooting things.


New Info for Mario Tennis Aces Switch

by Perry Burkum - 2:29 pm PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo Direct March 8

Waluigi's hair is still weird.

Nintendo announced more information about Mario Tennis Aces during today's Nintendo Direct. More than 15 playable characters with distinct characteristics.

Promising refined Tennis gameplay, Nintendo showed that Aces has a deeper focus on gameplay this time around. The all new "Zone Shot" lets... Read more...

Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy Coming To Nintendo Switch Switch

by Bryan Rose - 2:29 pm PST
Total comments: 7 Source: Nintendo Direct


Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is coming to the Nintendo Switch.

The game comprises of the first three Crash Bandicoot games that were released for the Sony PlayStation back in the 1990s: Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot: Warped. The game features updated graphics and cutscenes for all three platform titles.


Sushi Striker Serves Both 3DS and Switch in June 3DSSwitch

by Carmine Red - 2:27 pm PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

The title is also getting an online multiplayer mode in case local sushi showdowns don't fill you up.

Sushi Strikers isn't just landing on the 3DS as originally announced, it's coming to the Nintendo Switch as well. Centered around showdowns where you have to use the touchscreen to line up combos of the same kind of sushi as they scroll across the screen sushi boat style, the game is also going to... Read more...


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