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February 20, 2020

Animal Crossing Direct Recap Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:36 am PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

Will it be your next desert island game?

The Animal Crossing Direct has wrapped up and revealed a bunch of new information about New Horizons ahead of its launch a month from today.

The island can be set in either the Northern or Southern hemisphere, which will accurately reflect the calendar with seasons (launch day will be spring in the... Read more...

New Independent Publisher Announces Two New Switch Games, Playable At PAX East Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:00 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Sold Out

RPG, adventure, and cookery. There's something for everyone.

Independent publisher Sold Out have announced two games for Switch and confirmed a release date for a third.

Disjunction is a dystopia-themed stealth action RPG set in New York City ca 2048. Slated for this summer, Disjunction will follow three characters as they try to unravel a mystery. Gestalt:... Read more...

February 19, 2020

Burnout Series Spiritual Successor Dangerous Driving 2 Coming To Switch Holiday 2020 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:04 am PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Three Fields Entertainment

Some of the creative minds behind Burnout want you to get dangerous.

A new title from some of the creative minds behind the Burnout series will have its newest version come to Switch this year.

Three Fields Entertainment have announced Dangerous Driving 2 for a holiday 2020 release and are touting Switch support as a major feature they are adding to the sequel. The original launched last year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, but it will be playable on Switch next week at PAX East.

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February 18, 2020

Animal Crossing Direct To Air Thursday Morning Switch

by Donald Theriault - 2:11 pm PST
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Directs are always like timeshare presentations, but this one's literal.

We're about to get the hard pitch for Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

An Animal Crossing Direct presentation will air on Thursday, February 20 at 9 a.m. Eastern time, 6 a.m. Pacific, and 1500 CET. It will run for approximately 25 minutes.

Tune in on February... Read more...

Update For Witcher 3 Adds PC Cross Save And New Graphics Options Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:36 am PST
Total comments: 2 Source: CD Projekt Red

Toss a coin to the absolute madmen.

The Witcher 3 has added a beefy new set of features in an update now available worldwide.

Full patch notes are available on the official Witcher 3 website, though the biggest deal is the ability to import save data from the PC versions of the game. The Switch will accept Steam saves as well as saves from the GOG service (owned by CDPR).

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New Switch Lite Coral Color Debuting On April 3 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:27 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Next is the green one, after this one effectively prints money.

Nintendo's fiscal year will kick off with a new color for the Switch Lite.

A "Coral" color will join gray, yellow, and turquoise in the Lite lineup on April 3 in North America. Japan will get the new system on March 20 to coincide with Animal Crossing: New Horizons, while no date has been announced for Europe / Australia as of yet.

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Mega Man Battle Network-Inspired One Step From Eden Hits Switch in March Switch

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Mixing fast-based card-battling with roguelite design, this Kickstarter success will debut on Switch soon.

One Step From Eden is launching on Switch on March 26, 2020.

Developed by Thomas Moon Kang and published by Humble Bundle, this deck-building roguelite draws heavy inspiration from the combat mechanics found in the Mega Man Battle Network series. The emphasis is on quick card-based combat using... Read more...

Red Wings: Aces Of The Sky To Launch As Switch Timed Exclusive Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:00 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: All In Games

I'll get you, Red Baron!

The Switch will get first crack at an arcade shooter that harkens back to the early days of aerial combat.

Red Wings: Aces of the Sky has released a new trailer for the World War I-themed shooter, with specific emphasis on the using of the Joy-Cons for flight.

The Switch version will launch first, though no release date has been given beyond 2020.

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Parkour Platformer Cyber Hook Shows Off Additional Gameplay Switch

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

Imagine using the hookshot at Ludicrous Speed.

Graffiti Games has released a new trailer for their upcoming 3D platformer Cyber Hook.

The trailer shows off the running gameplay and the cybernetic art style, as well as the use of the grappling hook and enemies.

Cyber Hook is slated for a Q2 release at the moment.

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Spooky 3D Platformer Pumpkin Jack Announced Switch

by Donald Theriault - 3:00 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Headup

A solo developer is going to get MediEvil on us.

The fourth quarter will see a new 3D platformer with a very dark atmosphere.

Headup have announced an agreement to publish Pumpkin Jack on Switch, with a targeted release window of October-December of 2020. A one-man project, Pumpkin Jack is a run and gun 3D platformer that takes inspiration from Sony's MediEvil and Jak and Daxter franchises.

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February 17, 2020

ibb & obb Coming To Switch On March 5, Has Pre-Launch Discount Switch

by Donald Theriault - 11:01 am PST
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When gravity is a rule of thumb and not a law.

It might be late for Valentine's Day, but a new co-op experience is coming to Switch in a couple of weeks.

ibb & obb has been confirmed for a March 5 launch on Switch for US$14.99 with a 15% presale discount. Ibb and Obb are green and pink (respectively) characters who have to navigate a world divided by a horizon that inverts gravity.

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Warface Now Available On Switch eShop In Australia Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:41 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Switch eShop

It's likely to spread around the world.

UPDATE: Warface has rolled out worldwide. Original story follows.

Another free-to-play shooter has jumped onto the Switch, starting in the land down under.

Warface, the Crytek developed free to play first-person shooter, is now listed on the Australian eShop. It is a 7.2GB download and has English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian, Korean, and Simplified Chinese.

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Nintendo Downloads - February 20, 2020 Switch

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

I can see clearly now, the rain is gone.

Pretty sure the date for this should actually say February 21, given how many Friday releases there are this week. And it'll be a fighting Friday, with the headliners of Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r] (coming soon to an EVO near you) and the Double Dragon/Kunio bundle serving as headliners, unless... Read more...

February 14, 2020

Nintendo Sales Panic: January 2020 US NPD Group Release Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:19 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: NPD Group

Found: A Friday morning release. Lost: The 3DS charts.

The NPD Group has released their survey of US console sales for January, showing a surprising bounceback for one of the Switch's most expensive titles.

All rankings based on revenue from the period of January 5 - February 1, unless otherwise noted.

Hardware

All systems were down year over... Read more...

February 13, 2020

Nintendo Downloads - February 13, 2020 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 12:08 pm PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

On a week in which a live action Sonic the Hedgehog movie launches, can we really talk about love?

Despite the best efforts of Nintendo to bring down the eShop again on Tuesday night / Wednesday morning with Pokémon Home, the eShop has updated this week with a motley crew of releases. Although The Snack World is finally coming to the West so we can try to see Level-5's latest forced meme, perhaps the most interesting release of this Valentine's week is Florence from Annapurna Interactive.

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Devil May Cry 3 Switch Version To Have Exclusive Co-Op Mode And Weapon, Style Switching Switch

by Donald Theriault - 11:14 am PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Capcom

It wasn't official before, but now two people can get bloody.

Capcom is making sure Devil May Cry 3's Switch version is truly a Special edition.

Devil May Cry series producer (and former Nintendo World Report staffer) Matt Walker made the announcement on Twitter today that co-op play will be available for the Bloody Palace mode, letting two players battle through with Dante and Vergil. Co-op was a hidden option in prior DMC3 versions, but is now wide open upon completing the first mission.

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Big Update Now Available For Sparklite + Giveaway

by Perry Burkum - 8:36 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Merge Games PR

Packed with bunch of new features and game modes.

Developer Red Blue Games continues to support it's Action-Adventure title Sparklite, with another brand new update available. This Update 1.5 has a host of new features, upgrades and even game modes, including:

• New! Casual Game Mode - For an easier experience • New! Champion Game Mode - For the hardcore gamer looking to challenge themselves

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20XX To Receive Sequel 30XX In 2021 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:05 am PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Batterystaple Games

More roguelike shoot 'n slash action.

The developers of 20XX have announced a sequel for release next year.

30XX is scheduled to launch in 2021 for Switch, and will have a playable version at PAX East. The two playable characters Nina and Ace will have different abilities, with Nina able to mix and match powers to create 64 different weapons and Ace able to chain techniques.

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February 11, 2020

NES And SNES Switch Online Adding New Games February 19 Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 5:36 pm PST
Total comments: 15 Source: Nintendo

There's some odd ducks in this set.

Switch Online subscribers will get their next hookup of games on February 19.

Western audiences will receive Pop 'n Twinbee, the sixth in the series of cute scrolling shooters, and Smash Tennis, a 1994-in-Europe tennis title, for the SNES library. Both games have never released in North America... Read more...

Pokemon Home Now Available For Download On Switch And Mobile MobiSwitch

by Donald Theriault - 5:25 pm PST
Total comments: 3 Source: Pokemon Company

If the eShop is a tad slow right now, this is probably why.

The Pokémon Home client for Switch is now available for download.

Although an update is required for Pokémon Bank to use the 3DS transfer functionality, the listing for the mobile apps have gone live in North America.

Players who successfully log into Home will receive a special gift Pikachu, while logging in on the mobile version will allow for a free Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle.

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