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June 24, 2020

Pokemon Unite Revealed, In Collaboration With Tencent MobiSwitch

by Donald Theriault - 6:16 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Pokemon Company

Unite up with way more than 101 Pokemon.

The Pokemon Company's "major project" teased last week is a collaboration with Tencent.

Pokemon Unite is a 5v5 team battle game that will appear on Switch and mobile with cross-platform play. Players will choose a Pokemon to start and capture wild Pokemon to take goals on an action map.

No release date was given for the project.


June 23, 2020

New Game Announcements From The New Game Plus Expo Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:25 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: New Game Plus Expo

A busy day for fans of anime, RPGs, and anime RPGs.

The New Game Plus Expo's presentation showed a host of announcements for Switch - only a handful of games shown aren't coming to the platform.

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Trails of Cold Steel IV had its 2021 Switch release reconfirmed. Fallen Legions: Revenants, the sequel to 2018's Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory,... Read more...

Blaster Master Zero 2 Getting New Gardening DLC Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:30 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Inti Creates

Bloodstained isn't the only tool in the Inti Creates shed.

Inti Creates wasn't done with new announcements following the reveal of Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2.

New DLC for Blaster Master Zero 2 focused on the plant girl Kanna will be available on June 29, for US$1.99. In the DLC, the objective is to make Kanna grow by collecting bugs, mutants, and items throughout Zero 2's stages.


Bloodstained: Curse Of The Moon 2 Whipping Onto Switch Soon Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:00 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Inti Creates

The gang is getting back together.

Inti Creates is bringing more 8-bit Bloodstained to the Switch.

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 has been announced at the New Game Plus Expo. No release date was given beyond "soon".

Series creator Koji Igarashi has penned a new story for the sequel to the 2018 side-scroller, which will play out over multiple unlockable episodes.


June 22, 2020

Min Min Will Be The Seventh DLC Fighter For Super Smash Bros Ultimate Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:11 am PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo

This wasn't exactly a stretch.

The seventh Smash Ultimate DLC fighter is official and will be out soon.

Min Min will be released as the first fighter of the second Fighters Pass. The release date for the pack will be June 29 (one week from today).

The new Mii costumes purchasable the same day will be Ninjara (ARMS), Heihachi (Tekken), Callie and Marie (Splatoon) and the Vault Boy (Fallout series).


June 19, 2020

Smash Presentation To Air Monday, Announcing The ARMS Fighter Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:10 am PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo

The 7th DLC character will be the only one announced.

A challenger will be approaching Monday.

The next Smash presentation will air on June 22, at 10 a.m. ET / 7 a.m. PT to announce the ARMS representative. As with the prior demonstrations, it will be hosted by Smash lead Masahiro Sakurai.

Per the Nintendo of America Twitter, the ARMS character will be the only one shown.


June 18, 2020

Electronic Arts Bringing Seven Games To Switch Over Next Year Switch

by Donald Theriault - 4:41 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: EA Play Live

Apex Legends, Burnout Paradise, and...?

EA is about to double their Switch output over the next year.

In a statement today during EA Play Live, the company confirmed they wold have seven "new games" on Switch over the next year. The first one is tomorrow's launch of Burnout Paradise Remastered, and will also include Apex Legends.

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Apex Legends Deploying To Switch This Fall With Full Crossplay Switch

by Donald Theriault - 4:17 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Electronic Arts

Squad up and get ready to blast.

EA is bringing one of their biggest titles to Switch this fall.

The first announcement of EA Play Live 2020 was the confirmation of Apex Legends coming to Switch this fall. The battle royale shooter debuted in January of last year, and will be starting its fifth season shortly.

The Switch version will include cross-play with Xbox, PlayStation, and PC via Origin and Steam.


Hardcore Mecha Constructs October Switch Release Switch

by Donald Theriault - 1:00 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Lightning Games

Pretty much exactly what it says on the unobtainium.

The Switch is going to get an injection of intense mech action this fall thanks to an indie smash.

Hardcore Mecha, the 2019 PC release that combines run and gun action with copious amounts of mechs, will come to Switch this October from developer Rocket Punch Games and publisher Lightning Games. The game features multiple robots to blast with, along with multiplayer and a survival mode.


June 17, 2020

Cloudpunk Coming To Switch With Limited Physical Release Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:00 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Merge Games

Being a delivery driver should not be this insane.

Famed indie cyberpunk adventure Cloudpunk is coming to Switch with a physical package as well.

The Cloudpunk delivery service will come to Switch later this year, and a physical edition will open for preorders through Signature Edition on June 25. Pricing is not available for the digital release,... Read more...

Pokemon Presents Announces New Game, Sword/Shield And Go Content MobiSwitch

by Donald Theriault - 6:36 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Pokemon Company

Plus another announcement... next week.

The other announcements from the Pokemon Presents video:

Along with Pokemon Sword and Shield's Isle of Armor launching today, a new Raid Battle will be live for the mythical Pokemon Zeraora (introduced in Ultra Sun / Moon). Although it cannot be caught in the raids, if it is defeated one million times... Read more...

New Pokemon Snap Announced For Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:18 am PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Pokemon Company

It's actually happening thanks to Bandai Namco.

Pokemon Snap is going digital.

"New Pokemon Snap" was announced today for Switch in the Pokemon Presents presentation. More Pokemon than were present in the 1999 N64 game were shown in a 3D environment.

No release date was given for the project. According to the copyright notice at the end of the presentation, New Pokemon Snap is developed by Bandai Namco.


June 16, 2020

Duke Nukem 3D Blasting The eShop June 23; 50% Off Launch Offer Available Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:30 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Gearbox Publishing

A game that involves blasting pig cops.

Following his Bulletstorm cameo, the Duke is coming back to Switch next week.

Gearbox Publishing have announced a Switch release for Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour on June 23. It will be regularly priced at US$9.99, though it will have a 50% discount until the 30th and can be preloaded now.


Kingdom Hearts: Melody Of Memory Brings Music Of Hit Series To Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:11 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Square Enix

It's only confirmed for Japan right now but since we have the mobile games...

The illogically popular Kingdom Hearts series is about to make its debut on Switch by way of a rhythm game.

Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memories is a rhythm game scheduled for launch in Japan in 2020: no information has been given about a localized version yet. The first trailer for the game is below:


Star Wars: Episode I Racer Takes Green Flag On June 23 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:12 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Aspyr Media

After some extra tweaking in the pits, the retro racer returns.

The red flag period is about to end for Star Wars: Episode I Racer.

Aspyr Media have announced the new release date for the remake of the 1999 racer as June 23 (a week from today). Originally, it was slated for a May 12 launch but was delayed at the last moment.

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Pokemon Presents Presentation Popping Tomorrow SwitchMobi

by Donald Theriault - 6:18 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Pokémon Company

11 minutes seems a bit long for "the Expansion Pass is out today"...

Pokémon news will be hitting in about 24 hours.

The Pokémon Company will be airing a "Pokémon Presents" video tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. PT / 1300 UTC. It will be 11 minutes long.

Although the Isle of Armor expansion for Sword and Shield will be out the same day, the presentation does not specifically call it out, and the Japanese announcement specifies a "New Products Presentation".


Jump Rope Challenge Skipped Pre-Release Hype, Now On eShop Switch

by Donald Theriault - 3:53 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

A work-from-home project for Nintendo.

Nintendo released a brand new Switch game out of nowhere overnight, but it will only be available for a limited time.

Jump Rope Challenge a project created by Nintendo developers working from home, is now available on the eShop in all regions at no cost. It will be available until September 30.


June 15, 2020

Jump Force Launching On August 28 In America Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:23 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Bandai Namco

Believe it, Bandai Namco has two games coming out the same day for some reason.

The last Friday in August is going to be a busy one for Bandai Namco.

Jump Force, the anime crossover brawler, will launch for Switch on August 27 (Japan) and 28 (rest of the world). The Switch version will launch for $49.99 and also have all of the "Season 1" DLC characters from the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions.


Invisible Inc. Open For Business On Switch eShop Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:05 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Klei Entertainment, Nintendo

Y'all ever see a shadowdrop so sudden you are forced to immediately go to the eShop?

The Switch has added another strategy titan to its loaded lineup.

Invisible Inc., Klei Entertainment's 2015 PC strategy hit, is now available on the eShop. Originally dropped in Europe, it launched in North America shortly afterward for US$19.99/€19.99/£17.99/C$25.19.

A futuristic strategy...

Nintendo Downloads - June 18, 2020 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:00 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

Containing those rarest of beasts: an actual EA game.

The big release for the week, whether we like it or not, is Burnout Paradise Remastered - and EA/Criterion, for all the jokes we make about the unprecedented partnership, did make a pretty solid open world racing game on the Wii U of all things. And Burnout Paradise is considered to be the better... Read more...


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