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August 10, 2020

Nintendo Downloads - August 13, 2020 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:00 am EDT
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Unlike the New York Times, we've acknowledged the video game remake since 1993.

This weekend will feature a mild party on my part, but I'll spend another part of it diving back into the world of the Tokyo police with the never-before-localized Unlimited fancard for Collar x Malice. Other titles I've looked into this week include the retro shooter Double Kick Heroes and Gungho's new strategy title Volta-X.

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August 6, 2020

Nintendo Releases First Quarter Fiscal 2020 Results Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:29 am EDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo

Some black swan events lead to nearly holiday-level results.

Nintendo released their financial results for the first fiscal quarter of the 2020-21 fiscal year earlier today, shattering multiple records in the process.

All monetary figures reported in yen, with comparisons to the US dollar based on a market rate of $1 = ¥105.547 provided for comparison only.

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August 5, 2020

Pikmin 3, DLC Delisted From Wii U eShop Following Deluxe Announcement WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 5:14 pm EDT
Total comments: 10 Source: Nintendo eShop

It joins Tropical Freeze and the Bayonettas on the MIA pile.

Another retail title on the Wii U has vanished following the announcement of a Switch version.

Pikmin 3, along with all of its DLC, were discovered to be missing from the North American eShop this morning following the announcement of Pikmin 3 Deluxe for Switch. Nintendo is not officially commenting on the removal, and some retailers are still selling the disc version of the game on Wii U at the Nintendo Selects price.

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Pikmin 3 To Receive Deluxe Version With New Content October 30 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:09 am EDT
Total comments: 8 Source: Nintendo

And Pikmin 4 is totally coming soon, guys.

Nintendo will be reviving a Elite Four game for Wii U on Switch this fall.

Pikmin 3 Deluxe has been announced for Switch release via a Nintendo of America tweet. Launching on October 30, the game will feature new side missions as well as all of Pikmin 3's original DLC.

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August 4, 2020

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Adds New Stage, Music Options Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:37 pm EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

So now John will spam Star Fox music only on Final Destination.

Smash Ultimate has a new version of a classic stage, and some new ways to jam out on it.

A new update is out for the fighter (version 8.1) that adds the Small Battlefield stage to the lineup. As the name implies, it is a smaller version of the existing Battlefield for those up close and personal fights. Any song in the game can now be played on the Battlefield variants as well as Final Destination.

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Neko Ghost, Jump! Confirmed For Nintendo Switch Following Successful Kickstarter

by Steven Green - 1:48 pm EDT
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Super Paper Mario meets Cute Jumping Kitty Simulator

A successful Kickstarter campaign has another interesting and unique title making its way over to the Nintendo Switch!

Neko Ghost, Jump! from Burgos Games has reached its funding goal of $15,000 with over 400 backers.

For those unfamiliar with the perspective-swapping platformer, here is the official description:

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August 3, 2020

Original Vertex Pop Game We Are Doomed Blasts Onto Switch August 13 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:00 am EDT
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A throwback to the past for the creators of graceful machines.

Vertex Pop will bring their debut game to the Switch next week.

We Are Doomed, a colorful twin-stick shooter that previously released on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, will launch on Switch next Thursday (August 13). Its regular price will be $7.99, with a 15% launch discount and 40% off for owners of Graceful Explosion Machine or Super Crush KO.

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Nintendo Downloads - August 6, 2020 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:00 am EDT
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This week will land you in the swimsane asylum.

As it stands right now - 8 a.m. ET on Monday - this is a quiet week. The big two are Swimsanity, the multiplayer aquatic shooter, and the cranial platformer Skully. Skully is also getting a limited physical release, if that's your bag.

Smaller stuff this week includes the oddball party game Drink... Read more...

August 2, 2020

Major Error On Fire Emblem Heroes Celebration Banner: Compensation Announced Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 7:42 am EDT
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UPDATED: Some nice compensation and a fix timeline.

A celebration event in Fire Emblem Heroes has gone unexpectedly awry and Nintendo / Intelligent Systems is still investigating the root cause.

As part of the celebration of the 3.5 years of service of Heroes, a special "Hero Fest" banner was announced last night in a livestream. The "Hero Fest"... Read more...

July 31, 2020

Rhythm Shooter Double Kick Heroes Blasts Into eShop On August 13 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:03 pm EDT
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The story picture's original title is satan.png if you're wondering where this is going.

A rhythm shooter spotlighted in a Indie Showcase will be hitting the Switch in a couple of weeks.

Double Kick Heroes, the retro style scrolling shooter/rhythm game mashup, will take the stage on August 13: preloads will be live on Tuesday, August 5. The game's regular price will be US$21.99, €21.99 and £19.79.

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Limited Run Games Finally Launching 3DS Game August 7 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 4:55 pm EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Limited Run Games

I suppose that's TECHNICALLY a release date...

Limited Run Games will launch their first 3DS title for preorders next week.

Announced in their "E3" press event last year, the Atooi Collection - a physical collection of the two Mutant Mudds 3DS games, Bomb Monkey, Chicken Wiggle, and Xeodrifter - will finally go up for preorder next Friday.... Read more...

July 30, 2020

Moon Localization Landing On Switch August 27 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:16 pm EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Onion Games

Did somebody order a quirky RPG?

The long awaited localization of a cult favorite JRPG is a few short weeks away.

Moon, the convention-defying RPG from developer Love-de-Lic, will finally launch in English on August 27. It originally released in Japan last October.

Originally developed for the PlayStation, Moon parodies tropes of mid-to-late 1990s Japanese role playing games. Some of the staff from Love-de-Lic later went on to develop the Paper Mario series.

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GRID Autosport Update Expands Wheel Support Including Labo Vehicle Kit Switch

by Donald Theriault - 4:59 pm EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Feral Interactive

We had to triple check that last part.

One of the Switch's serious racers now supports a decidedly not-serious accessory.

The update for GRID Autosport that launched today includes support for the Labo Vehicle kit. This is on top of adding support for a pair of Hori-developed racing wheels.

Also included in the update is online multiplayer support for up to 8 players.

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July 28, 2020

Next Animal Crossing New Horizons Update Launching Thursday, Adds Island Backup Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:08 am EDT
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There we go!

One of the most demanded features in Animal Crossing: New Horizons will come on Thursday.

The trailer for the update released by Nintendo today announces an "Island Backup Restoration Service" will be available from July 30. This function allows NSO subscribers to back up their islands to the internet.

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Piofiore: Fated Memories Locked In For October 8, Art Cards In Physical Edition Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:06 am EDT
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There'll be a mob scene for these ones.

The fifth ship in Aksys's otome armada has an arrival date on Switch.

Piofiore: Fated Memories will launch on October 8. Set in post-WWI Italy, the main character Liliana Adornato is caught in a mafia turf war that dominates her small hometown of Burlone.

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July 27, 2020

Tetris 99 Holding Paper Mario Maximus Cup This Weekend Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:11 pm EDT
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Get your theme on, go play

The next Tetris 99 Maximus Cup will unfold this coming weekend.

The 15th Maximus Cup will be held beginning Friday, July 31 at 3 a.m. ET and wrapping at 2.59 a.m. ET on August 4. Players will unlock a theme for Paper Mario: The Origami King by earning 100 ranking points over the weekend.

A trailer showing the theme and accompanying music is also available:

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Suikoden Spiritual Successor Eiyiden Chronicle Crowdfunding Unlocks Nintendo Console Stretch Goal Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:55 pm EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Kickstarter

Note "Nintendo Console" and not "Switch".

The creators of a classic late 1990s JRPG series have formed a new studio to create a spiritual sequel that is targeting a future Nintendo platform.

Eiyuden Chronicle, the debut product from the newly formed developer Rabbit & Bear (headed by designers of the Suikoden series from the original... Read more...

Server Migration Scheduled For 4 P.M. ET Site News

by - 8:27 am EDT
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If this disappears it's because it's already over.

The website will be going through a server migration today at 4 p.m. Eastern time. During the migration process, the site will be moving to a faster, more reliable server.

During the migration process, which may take up to an hour, the site will redirect to a landing page and the NWR forums will be in a maintenance mode. Chat service on the NWR Discord will be unaffected.

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Nintendo Downloads - July 30, 2020 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:00 am EDT
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A lot of fighting from Japan and visual novels in Japan this week.

The big ones for this week are Fairy Tail, the RPG from Atelier developers Gust that has had about five different release dates, and the Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection coming to the eShop on Tuesday. So there's plenty of violence this week coming from Nintendo's developer partners.

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July 24, 2020

Fight Crab Knocking Out Switch September 15 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:00 am EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Mastiff

And then you too can ask the simple question: "Why is Fight Crab?"

The Switch version of the crazy crustacean fighter Fight Crab will be out just before summer's end.

Mastiff have confirmed September 15 as the eShop release date for the multiplayer claw-based fighter. Pricing for the game has not been disclosed.

The seafood strikers will be able to face off in local and online play for up to 4 players in a 2v2.

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