March 8, 2018

New Info for Mario Tennis Aces Switch

by Perry Burkum - 2:29 pm PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo Direct March 8

Waluigi's hair is still weird.

Nintendo announced more information about Mario Tennis Aces during today's Nintendo Direct. More than 15 playable characters with distinct characteristics.

Promising refined Tennis gameplay, Nintendo showed that Aces has a deeper focus on gameplay this time around. The all new "Zone Shot" lets... Read more...

Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy Coming To Nintendo Switch Switch

by Bryan Rose - 2:29 pm PST
Total comments: 7 Source: Nintendo Direct


Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is coming to the Nintendo Switch.

The game comprises of the first three Crash Bandicoot games that were released for the Sony PlayStation back in the 1990s: Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot: Warped. The game features updated graphics and cutscenes for all three platform titles.


Sushi Striker Serves Both 3DS and Switch in June 3DSSwitch

by Carmine Red - 2:27 pm PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

The title is also getting an online multiplayer mode in case local sushi showdowns don't fill you up.

Sushi Strikers isn't just landing on the 3DS as originally announced, it's coming to the Nintendo Switch as well. Centered around showdowns where you have to use the touchscreen to line up combos of the same kind of sushi as they scroll across the screen sushi boat style, the game is also going to... Read more...

Octopath Traveller Coming July 13 Switch

by Bryan Rose - 2:21 pm PST
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo Direct

Square Enix's next RPG is arriving this summer.

Octopath Traveller, the official name of Square Enix’s upcoming RPG, has a release date and some new information.

In today’s Nintendo Direct, two characters were highlighted.Tressa, a merchant, can use her job to obtain items others normally can’t get. Alphyn, a apothecary whose job is to heal people around the world. He can “warm” out information from other people that others cannot.


Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey Heading to Nintendo 3DS 3DS

by Karlie Yeung - 2:19 pm PST
Total comments: 8

The RPG is coming to 3DS with some extras.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey has been announced for Nintendo 3DS in the latest Nintendo Direct. The release will include Bowser Jr.'s Journey, a behind the scenes look at the untold story of Bowser Jr.

The game was released originally on Nintendo DS as one of... Read more...

Original Luigi's Mansion Being Ported to 3DS 3DS

by Carmine Red - 2:10 pm PST
Total comments: 19 Source: Nintendo

This year the beloved GameCube launch title is getting a whole new lease on life.

The original Luigi's Mansion is coming to the 3DS. The original GameCube title came out in 2001, and 17 years later it will get ported to Nintendo's handheld.

The 3DS actually received the game's sequel, 2013's Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, so with the release later this year of the port of the original, the handheld will be home to the entire Luigi's Mansion line of games.


Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers Coming To Nintendo 3DS 3DS

by Bryan Rose - 2:09 pm PST
Total comments: 6 Source: Nintendo Direct

The tower defense game lands on May 24.

Dillon’s Dead Heat Breakers was announced during this afternoon’s Nintendo Direct.

The Nintendo 3DS game blends tower defense strategies with action gameplay elements. Featuring Dillon, the star of Dillon’s Rolling Western, you’ll be able to team with animalized versions of Mii characters May 24. Friends will be able to join as gunners during gameplay elements as well.


WarioWare Gold Hits 3DS on August 3rd 3DS

by Carmine Red - 2:04 pm PST
Total comments: 5 Source: Nintendo

The latest microgame collection will be the largest yet in the series.

WarioWare Gold, the latest in the WarioWare microgame line of titles, is coming to the 3DS. It will be contain around 300 microgames (quick minigames where you have to suss the game's controls and purpose in seconds), making it the biggest entry in the series. The game will use the 3DS touch screen, gyro controls, and even the microphone. It will also be the first time in the franchise that characters will be fully voiced.


Nintendo Downloads - March 8, 2018 Switch3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:05 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

"Hell of a month, huh?" "Lemon, it's the 8th."

So we've got a Nintendo Direct coming up about, oh, eight hours after press time that will make this week's downloads swell even more, but it's already big. There's a retail release in Scribblenauts Showdown, and warnings have been issued not just for the Northeastern US/my part of Canada, but Fear Effect: Sedna. Thankfully, Flinthook arrives Friday to provide some quality grappling action.


March 7, 2018

Code Of Princess Gets EX Upgrade For Switch This Summer Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:14 pm PST
Total comments: 4 Source: Nicalis

The brawler/RPG with some huge, uh, assets has another publisher.

After Runner 3, Nicalis is reaching back into the past a bit for their next publishing deal.

Code of Princess, which originally released in 2012 for the 3DS and later migrated to the PC, will come to Switch this summer. Nicalis will be publishing the game in the West physically and on the eShop.


Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy Bursts Into Switch eShop April 26 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 11:00 am PST
Total comments: 3 Source: Bandai Namco

A CyberConnect2 trilogy.

Bandai Namco will continue to bring the anime on Switch this spring.

The Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy will be crossing to the Switch eShop on April 26 in North America. The trio of CyberConnect2-developed fighters will feature local and online multiplayer as well as a full story mode.


Nintendo Direct To Air March 8

by Donald Theriault - 6:07 am PST
Total comments: 16 Source: Nintendo

It'll be Aces.

The next Direct has been announced, and no Chibi Robos were set on fire in the process.

A Direct with Switch and 3DS announcements will air tomorrow (March 8) at 5 p.m. Eastern time (2 p.m. Pacific, 10 p.m. UK time). According to the Nintendo of America announcement, the Direct will be approximately 30 minutes long.


March 6, 2018

FRAMED Collection Announced For Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:00 am PST
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This should be popular with a certain well-known film director.

A collection of popular indie adventure games will be hitting the Switch this year.

Framed and Framed 2, highly popular 2014 and 2017 releases, will be coming to Switch this year in a FRAMED Collection. The games are noir-themed puzzle titles in which comic panels are re-arranged in order to facilitate the perfect crime.


March 5, 2018

My Nintendo Program Changes Now Live

by Donald Theriault - 7:41 pm PST
Total comments: 2 Source: My Nintendo

Will the opportunity for extra rewards cause you to enhance your quality of life?

After being announced last month, the promised My Nintendo changes to gold coins have now gone live.

The new program increases the amount of gold coins earned from purchasing digital software on all systems from 1% to 5% of the actual cost, while physical Switch software increases from 10-20 points to 1% of the game's MSRP. The gold coins can be used to pay for digital purchases, at a conversion rate of 1 coin = $/€/£0.01 or 1 yen.


March 4, 2018

Kirby Star Allies Receives Demo In Europe, Australia Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:41 am PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

Fight with your friends... but where's Rick? UPDATE: Now live in North America as well

Kirby's newest adventure has a demo available now.

The upcoming Kirby: Star Allies has a demo available for download now in the European and Australian eShops ahead of the game's 16 March release.

UPDATE MARCH 4: The demo is now live in North America as well.


March 1, 2018

Nintendo Downloads - March 1, 2018 3DSSwitch

by Donald Theriault - 6:10 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

For most of North America, Payday hit on Tuesday. For me, it was yesterday.

Another week, another double-digit set of games hit the Switch. The biggest release of the week, depnding on your point of view, is either the retail release du semaine in Payday 2, or the big indie title Mulaka. Casey and John have you covered on those review fronts. If you're looking for something that even my sorry rear end can finish in an afternoon, there's also Subsurface Circular.


February 27, 2018

New Trailer For Yoku's Island Express Shows Off New Powers Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:00 am PST
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See Tommy, this is what we need.

Some more details have emerged about the latest title from Team 17.

A new trailer (found below) for Yoku's Island Express has announced even more new powers for the postal pinball title. Among the included abilities are a party horn for mail calls, a vacuum for dealing with slugs, and the submarining Dive Fish.


February 22, 2018

Nintendo Downloads - February 22, 2018 Switch3DSWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 6:09 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

I got Pac-Man Fever and it's driving me crazy.

The big game for the Switch this week is Namco's Switch rendition of Pac-Man Championship Edition. I'm not sure if it's getting the competitive play that they expect for it, but if you want to fill in some gaps on the Twin Galaxies scoreboard that recently opened up, it'll be worth a shot. Open adventure... Read more...

February 21, 2018

Super Mario Odyssey Update Now Available Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:29 pm PST
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Go get your balloons.

Nintendo apparently wanted to get in on the week's update party.

The chief feature of the update is the Luigi's Balloon World mode announced in last month's mini Nintendo Direct. The mode will unlock following the completion of the game.

New costumes and filters for the photo mode are also available in the update.


Shining Resonance Refrain Alighting To Switch In Summer Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:09 pm PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Sega

This is not the strategy RPG you're looking for.

After a decade away, the Shining series is leaving Japan and coming to a Nintendo platform.

Sega has confirmed that Shining Resonance Refrain, an expanded version of a previously Japan-only action RPG, is coming to Switch this summer. The expanded re-release will include dual audio (English/Japanese) and all of the DLC of the original PlayStation 3 release, and a new story. The first print of the game will include a special slipcase.



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