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September 16, 2019

Kirby Theme, Super Kirby Clash Reward Up For Grabs In Next Tetris 99 Maximus Cup Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:22 pm PDT
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It's a collision of free to start.

Kirby is the next franchise to join the fun of Tetris 99.

As part of a Super Kirby Clash launch party, Tetris 99 will hold their seventh Maximus Cup from 3 a.m. ET on September 20 until 2:59 a.m. ET on the 24th. In addition to the traditional theme, which will be Super Kirby Clash themed, players will also receive 99 Gem Apples - the SKC ingame currency.

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Dragon Quest Collection Coming West On September 27 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:14 am PDT
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A mass of slimes approaches. Command?

September 27 will see even more slimes.

The Dragon Quest I/II/III remakes announced in the Japanese Nintendo Direct will release worldwide on September 27, the same day as Dragon Quest XI.

Each game will be sold individually - Dragon Quest I will be US$4.99/C$6.99, II $6.49/$8.99, and III $12.49/$16.99. A combination release has not been announced.

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Nintendo Downloads - September 19, 2019 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:00 am PDT
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A wind fish, a goose, and an artificial intelligence fly into a bar...

Editor's note: We're summing up this week's article in tweet form because there's too many damn big games. See you next week, and happy birthday to Michael in Morinville.

Hi game companies - specifically those with Switch games - there are other months than September. As a matter of fact, there are 11 months. Please slow the fuck down.

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September 12, 2019

Nintendo Sales Panic: August 2019 US NPD Group Results Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:11 pm PDT
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This is what happens when you frontload so hard it ends up in July.

The video game industry in the US just had its worst August of software in more than two decades, but it wasn't Nintendo's fault based on the software charts.

All figures based on dollar sales, for the period of August 4 - 31, unless otherwise noted.

For hardware, the Switch was the best selling... Read more...

Pine Plants October 10 Release Date Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:00 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

A slight delay from the original plans.

October 10 will see the launch of a bright light of March's indie showcase.

The adventure of Pine will release on October 10, for US$24.99. Players will play as Hue, who tries to bring his tribe to the top of the food chain in a large open world.

Pine was originally showed in March's indie showcase with a planned August release.

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Nintendo Announces Fitness Game Ring Fit Adventure Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:22 am PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Nintendo

It's Thirsty Mage eligible.

Nintendo's "new experience" is a fitness RPG.

Ring Fit Adventure, launching October 18, is an action role-playing game that controls its attacks through various exercises. The game comes with a "Ring-Con" and a leg strap that each holds a Joy-Con. The launch MSRP will be US$79.99.

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Nintendo Downloads - September 12, 2019 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:00 am PDT
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Thanks to Dorian, it's the rare downloads article that goes up on the day of.

So now that your old hometown floated into the sea, I'm guessing the commute just got longer?

Which explains why this article is getting posted on Thursday morning instead of Monday. Anyway, Daemon x Machina is the big release of the week, though I'll hear the arguments for the racism-inspired in more ways than one The Sinking City.

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September 10, 2019

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Adds Maddening Difficulty And Second DLC Wave Items Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:33 pm PDT
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Best girl Bernadetta appreciates the new outfit.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses has been updated to version 1.02, with a long awaited new difficulty and a second wave of DLC.

The update offers the new "Maddening" difficulty selection, to go along with the Normal and Hard options. Beating the game on Maddening without using the New Game+ option will change the title screen slightly.

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September 9, 2019

SquareEnix Dates Crystal Chronicles Remaster Worldwide, Star Ocean Remake In Japan Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:27 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: SquareEnix

I hear carrying a bucket is a great way to burn off those post-holiday pounds.

UPDATE 10 September: Star Ocean: First Departure R will release worldwide on December 5. Original story follows.

Ahead of this week's Tokyo Game Show, SquareEnix is giving some dates for upcoming Switch remakes.

The first to be announced was for the remastered version of Final Fantasy Crystal... Read more...

Switch System Software 9.0 Available: Adds New Abilities Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:18 pm PDT
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And the wait for folders continues apace.

The Switch system software has updated and offers building blocks for new features.

Infrastructure was added for an alarm function and the ability to see and accept game invites from the user page on the console. The abilities to set alarms and invite friends will need to be added to software. The alarms, which can be accessed in the notification menu, will use LEDs on the Joy-Con controllers that have not been used in 2+ years.

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September 6, 2019

First Three Dragon Quests Launching In Asia With English Option Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:29 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: SquareEnix Asia

Where 11 goes, the original trio are sure to follow.

The first three Dragon Quest games are coming to Switch with English text.

During the Japanese Nintendo Direct, it was announced that the first three Dragon Quest games would release in their eShop on September 27. A follow-up post from Square Enix's Asia branch confirmed that the trio would receive a physical release in southeast Asia before the end of the year, with Japanese/Chinese/English text support.

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September 5, 2019

Nintendo To Unveil New Fitness Plans On September 12

by Donald Theriault - 3:13 pm PDT
Total comments: 11 Source: Nintendo

In before "Switch Fit Plus U".

Nintendo is promising "a new experience for the Switch" next week, which appears to be dipping back into the world of fitness.

A trailer uploaded to Nintendo's Youtube account today shows multiple people hooking Joy-Cons into various weight belts and a more solid, circular object. The trailer cuts to multiple cities around the world, ending in Kyoto, before finishing on an announcement of more details on the 12th.

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September 4, 2019

New Features, Pokemon Announced For Sword And Shield Switch

by Donald Theriault - 4:09 pm PDT
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Are they trying to appeal to the Chris Kohler demographic?

The Nintendo Direct today promised Pokémon news, and it delivered.

Character customization will return for the third straight generation, including clothing and hair styling. The Wild Area will also feature Pokémon Camp, which serves as the place to play with Pokémon in the world. It will be... Read more...

Home Run Contest Coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in the 5.0.0 Update with an Undertale Mii Costume Switch

by Matthew Zawodniak - 4:03 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo Direct

I guess Sans really IS coming to Smash Bros.

After showcasing the new fighter Banjo-Kazooie, Super Smash Bros. series director Masahiro Sakurai announced that Home Run Contest will be returning to the series in the 5.0.0 update for Ultimate. Sakurai described this mode as "pretty much the final new mode," implying there would not be any more after this.

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Xenoblade Chronicles To Receive Definitive Edition In 2020 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 3:48 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo Direct

And it's going to be 2020 in every territory.

We'll be feeling it again in 2020.

Xenoblade Chronicles will receive a definitive edition release on Switch in 2020. The original 2010/11/12 Wii release appears to be a simultaneous worldwide release for the remastered version.

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Nintendo Direct Recap: September 4, 2019 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 3:42 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo Direct

How much of this releases in September?

Here are other announcements from today's Nintendo Direct:

The free to start action of Kirby Clash is coming to Switch today with Super Kirby Clash. Available for download later today, the four player boss killing action of Kirby can be played locally or online (for NSO members) as well. Another... Read more...

SNES Games Coming to Nintendo Switch Online Tomorrow Mobi

by Matthew Zawodniak - 3:37 pm PDT
Total comments: 11

Maybe now we should call it Super Nintendo Switch Online! ...Anyone?

Nintendo announced in today's Direct that SNES games will be coming to the library of games included with Nintendo Switch Online memberships. There will be 20 games available on September 5, with more to come in the future.

The list of games is as follows:

-BRAWL BROTHERS

-Breath of Fire

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Tokyo Mirage Sessions Gets Switch Encore January 17 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 3:29 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo Direct

The absolute madlads did it.

One of the Wii U's last games will be receiving an encore

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE: Encore will launch on Switch January 17, 2020. The new version will feature additional songs and new combo techniques in battle, as well as new playable characters and story elements.

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Banjo-Kazooie Smash DLC Out Today; Terry Bogard, More Fighters Coming Switch

by Bryan Rose - 3:26 pm PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Nintendo Direct

Banjo-Kazooie out today, Terry Bogard is coming to Smash Bros. Ultimate, and there's still more to come.

Fatal Fury’s Terry Bogard is the latest DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, while Banjo-Kazooie is being released later today.

Banjo-Kazooie will be arrive today following the conclusion of today's Nintendo Direct. Masahiro Sakurai will be providing a demonstration of the character immediately after the Direct.

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Overwatch Coming To Nintendo Switch in October Switch

by Bryan Rose - 3:13 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo Direct

Blizzard's popular shooter is coming October 15.

Multiplayer first-person shooter Overwatch is coming to the Nintendo Switch next month.

A video showcasing various Overwatch characters was seen in the first trailer of today’s Nintendo Direct. There will be new ways to play, as the trailer showcased new motion control gameplay.

Overwatch will be released on Nintendo Switch on October 15.

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