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June 17, 2021

A Plague Tale: Innocence Coming To Switch As Streaming Title July 5 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 3:13 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Focus Home Interactive

The rare time where "a cloud of rats" doesn't refer to a legal convention.

Focus Home Interactive has confirmed that players will not be flying blind into A Plague Tale: Requiem.

A streaming version of A Plague Tale: Innocence has been confirmed for Switch with the free trial download being available on July 5. The sequel "Requiem" was announced for 2022 launch via the same method earlier this week.

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Pokemon Unite Starts The Fight On Switch In July, Mobile In September MobiSwitch

by Donald Theriault - 9:19 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: The Pokemon Company

One of last year's big reveals has a smaller window

The Pokemon battle arena is only a few weeks out.

A trailer released by The Pokemon Company International has announced that the Switch version of Pokemon Unite will release in July, with the mobile versions to follow in September.

The Timi-developed ten player real time battle game has new footage at the end of an extended CG sequence in the trailer:

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Cyber Hook Reveals June 24 Release Date Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:00 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Graffiti Games

The announcement train is rolling again.

Next week will feature a whole lotta grappling.

Graffiti Games have tabbed June 24 as the release date for the 3D platformer Cyber Hook. Originally announced last year, the grid-themed game will retail for US$14.99 or equivalent.

More gameplay can be found in the trailer below:

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June 15, 2021

RFN Covers E3 LIVE on Tuesday Site News

by James Jones, Greg Leahy, Jon Lindemann, and Guillaume Veillette - 7:30 pm EDT
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LIVE NOW!!!

It's E3 time again! Well, at least whatever E3 seems to have become this year. That means it's time for a live episode of Radio Free Nintendo with our reactions to what should be the biggest Nintendo Direct of the year. We'll also provide our thoughts on what other game companies had to offer during... Read more...

Other News Items From The Nintendo Direct Switch

by Donald Theriault - 1:24 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo Direct

A lot of headline material in here.

Other quick news items from the Nintendo Direct today:

The first pack of Doom Eternal's DLC, "The Ancient Gods", is available for download now, as well as third person co-op shooter of the 1930s Strange Brigade. The first part of the Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Expansion Pass will launch this... Read more...

Fatal Frame V Returning On Switch Later This Year Switch

by Donald Theriault - 12:47 pm EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo Direct

Seems like a good target for Halloween.

The newest Wii U refugee is one of its spookiest.

Fatal Frame V: Maiden of Black Water, originally released on Wii U in 2015, will come to Switch "later this year" according to the Nintendo Direct. No details were given about additional features, nor if the "demo and downloadable content purchase" plan from its original North American release in 2015 will be retained.

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Sequel To Breath Of The Wild Coming In 2022 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 12:41 pm EDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo Direct

Did Link just jump through the ceiling?

The still-unnamed sequel to Breath of the Wild is going to take to the skies - next year.

The last item in today's Nintendo Direct was the first footage of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's followup. Gameplay footage involved Link flying through the sky, using a flamethrower, and leaping into a ceiling.

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WarioWare: Get It Together! Coming to Switch September 10 Switch

by Carmine Red - 12:40 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

It supports two players and his zany cast of characters directly inside the microgames!

WarioWare: Get It Together! is coming to Switch on September 10 of this year, and it's adding to the franchise's unique microgame format.

It still features the game's flagship style of "microgames" that are 10 second challenges players are dropped into and need to figure out quickly, but now you... Read more...

Game & Watch Legend of Zelda Coming This Year

by Carmine Red - 12:40 pm EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

Includes FOUR games: Zelda 1, Zelda 2, and Link's Awakening, a special version of Game & Watch Vermin!

Nintendo is giving the Zelda franchise it's own special Game & Watch edition for it's anniversary year November 12 of this year.

Adding to what their previous Game & Watch Mario offered, this time Nintendo is including not just one classic game and the tiney handheld but THREE: Zelda 1... Read more...

Advance Wars Returning In 1+2 Re-Boot Camp December 3 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 12:37 pm EDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Nintendo Direct

This wasn't the set of strategy remakes most expected from Intelligent Systems...

The Advance Wars series is returning after more than a decade.

Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp is a remastered version of the original GBA Advance Wars as well as Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising. It will launch on Switch December 3 with preorders opening today.

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Danganronpa Series Of High Octane Visual Novels Coming To Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 12:32 pm EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo Direct

Finally, our despair is over.

One of the most intense adventure series of the last decade is finally coming to Switch.

"Danganronpa Decadence" is a compilation of the three killing game-focused adventures released in the West between 2014 and 2017, plus an expanded version of the "Danganronpa S" board game featured in Danganronpa V3.

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Metroid Dread Collector's Edition Revealed

by Carmine Red - 12:32 pm EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

Check out this Steelbook and other goodies!

Although not showcased in their E3 stream, Nintendo revealed a special edition for the upcoming Metroid Dread coming out later this year. It will include a steelbook, an artbook, and art cards focusing on the franchises's 2D past.

Check out the #MetroidDread:... Read more...

Shin Megami Tensei V Confirms Previous Details, Launching November 12 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 12:28 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo Direct

It's always Tokyo high school students.

Shin Megami Tensei V will form a pair of monster subjugation titles this fall.

As confirmed by a prior website link, SMT V will launch on November 12 with physical preorders on June 21. The game will continue to use a turn-based battle system but will feature full 3d world movement.

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Metroid Dread Announced, Launching October 8 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 12:16 pm EDT
Total comments: 17 Source: Nintendo Direct

Finally, we've moved on from Fusion.

Metroid Prime 4 won't be the first Metroid on Switch.

Metroid Dread has been revealed as a side scrolling action game in which Samus uses the traditional wall climbing abilities and melee to fight off aliens and a white robot.

It will release on October 8, and will launch along a themed pair of Amiibo with Samus and the robot EMMI.

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Mario Party Superstars Draws From Past Mario Parties And Features Online Switch

by Carmine Red - 12:16 pm EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

Coming October 29 with button controls!

Nintendo announced Mario Party Superstars today during their E3 Nintendo Direct stream. The game will draw on the franchise's entire series by including 100 minigames from past games, all with button controls. It will also include boards from past games too, and allow players to save mid-game to continue later. In a key addition, the game will support online play on the game boards!

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Kazuya Coming to Smash Ultimate Switch

by Carmine Red - 12:07 pm EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

Wow, he threw so many fighters off a cliff...

Kazuya is coming to Smash Bros, giving Bandai Namco's Tekken franchise representation in Nintendo's fighting series. The first video Nintendo played showed Kazuya dramatically dropping the bodies of his defeated opponents off a cliff into an ominous river of lava. (Notable, when Kazuya drops Kirby off the cliff, the pink creampuff merely flies away nonchalantly in the background.)

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June 14, 2021

New Switch Games And Multiple Physical Releases Announced In Limited Run Games Event Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:22 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Limited Run Games

What - and we cannot emphasize this enough - the fuck is up with that last one?

Limited Run Games held their annual tribute to the physical game today with multiple game reveals - both for new limited physical releases and brand new games.

New Games

BloodRayne Betrayal: First Bites is a 2D action platformer set in the nearly two-decade old vampire series, which will feature... Read more...

New Great Ace Attorney Gameplay And Monster Hunter Stories 2 Demo Headline Capcom Expo Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:49 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Capcom

For Nintendo fans, it was exactly what was promised.

Capcom's summer showcase has detailed new announcements for the three promised games: Monster Hunter Stories 2, Monster Hunter Rise, and The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles.

For Stories 2, a new story trailer was shown and a demo similar to the original's was announced. The demo will release on June... Read more...

Leaked Box Art Suggests New Super Monkey Ball Title? RumorSwitch

by Donald Theriault - 5:08 pm EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: @NilsAhrDE

It's got some elements of the GameCube original, heads up.

Boxart and screens for what appear to be a new Super Monkey are circulating around the internet.

Twitter user @NilsAhrDE first posted boxart for a Switch and PS5 version of what is called "Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania". Screenshots are posted as a reply.

This... Read more...

Super Rare Games Promises Changes After Criticism on Super Rare Shorts

by Willem Hilhorst - 3:43 pm EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Super Rare Games (Twitter)

The company clarified details on the announcement in an official response.

Following the announcement on Friday that notable physical indie games publisher Super Rare Games would begin publishing a series of limited physical-only Nintendo Switch games under a new label called Super Rare Shorts, today the company released a statement responding to backlash over the past weekend.... Read more...

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