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July 11, 2019

RISE: Race The Future Re-Emerging July 22 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:36 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: VD-Dev

This one is a long time coming.

A game announced for the NX will finally hit Switch a week from Monday.

Rise: Race The Future, which was originally announced in 2016 as a title for NX in addition to 3DS and Wii U, will finally reach the Switch on July 22. The 3DS and Wii U versions have been cancelled.

The developers of Rise are perhaps best known for creating the realistic 3DS multiplayer shooter Ironfall.

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Lost Orbit Shows Off New Foes, Gets Launch Discount Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:00 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: PixelNauts

A little less costly to go to SPAAAAAAAAACE

When Lost Orbit: Terminal Velocity releases next week, it won't just be debris to dodge.

A new trailer for the game shows a group of space pirates, who will harass the astronaut as they attempt to get home.

Lost Orbit releases on July 16, and it will be 10% off from now until the 24th of July.

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July 10, 2019

Valkyria Chronicles 4 Sees Permanent eShop Price Cut, Complete Edition Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:59 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Sega

Let fly the dogs of war.

The price of entry has plummeted for a Switch strategy titan.

Valkyria Chronicles 4, which was 50% off as part of a sale on the eShop for the last week, has had the sale price made permanent. The game's eShop MSRP is now US$29.99/C$39.99, and a Complete Edition with all of the game's DLC is now US$49.99/C$64.99. Existing owners can get all of the DLC in one bundle for US$24.99 or equivalent.

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Trine Ultimate Collection Hitting Switch Retail This Fall Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:09 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

Wizards unite, and this time they can ALL be named.

In honor of its 10th anniversary, there will be a single package for all your Trine needs.

Modus Games and Frozenbyte have confirmed that the Trine Ultimate Collection will receive a Switch retail release this fall. In addition to having the whole series to date, the Ultimate Collection will include... Read more...

Stranded Sails Raising Anchor For October Release Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:00 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Merge Games

Farming takes to the high seas.

This October will offer a chance to try aquatic farming on Switch.

Stranded Sails: Explorers of the Cursed Islands, a popular PC overhead farming sim set on an archipelago, will be available in October. A physical version, including a special "signature edition" will also be available from Merge Games.

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Nintendo Working On Solution For Transferring Game State Between Switch And Switch Lite

by Donald Theriault - 5:40 am PDT
Total comments: 8 Source: CNET

Aside from the cloud saves.

There are some hoops to jump through to have games on multiple Switch consoles, but Nintendo is aiming for a more elegant solution.

In an interview with CNET, Doug Bowser was asked about the portability of games for the system, specifically about taking a game on the road.

"I could see myself... Read more...

Nintendo Switch Lite Announced: Releasing September 20 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:16 am PDT
Total comments: 23 Source: Nintendo

Including the return of an old friend.

The Switch is going on a diet in September.

Nintendo have announced the Switch Lite for release on September 20. The smaller form factor is a single unit, with no detachable controls, and trades the directional button for a d-pad. The system will not be dockable or connectable to a TV, and the IR camera and HD rumble were removed from the controls.

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July 9, 2019

13AM Games Announces Dawn of the Monsters: More Details Friday At Kaiju Convention Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:24 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: 13AM Games

That should give you an idea of where they're headed with this.

After running and spies, 13AM Games is turning their attention to giant monsters.

The Canadian developers of Runbow and Double Cross have announced their next game, Dawn of the Monsters, for a 2020 release. Dawn of the Monsters is a four player brawler that focuses on defeating an evil race of monsters called the Nephilim.

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July NES Online Update Adding Two Games, Rewind Function Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 6:41 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

It's on like... Stanley the Bugman, I guess.

The July update for NES Online has a cople of games and a much-requested new feature.

Launching July 17, the July additions to the service will be Wrecking Crew and Donkey Kong 3. The same lineup will be in place for Japan and the rest of the world.

Additionally, a rewind function will be included with the update. Holding down ZL+ZR will allow for the ability to move back on a timeline of the gameplay.

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July 8, 2019

New Pokemon Sword And Shield Details Include First Version Differences Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:02 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Pokémon Company

But before that, we go even FURTHER beyond.

New details have been released for Pokémon Sword and Shield in a trailer released today, which include a returning feature and an increase to a newly announced one.

New Pokémon:

First revealed at E3, the Electric-typed puppy Yamper made his trailer debut. Yamper's ability, Ball Fetch, allows... Read more...

Forager Getting Physical Release On Switch Switch

by Perry Burkum - 6:44 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: PR

A cute looking survival crafting game inspired by Zelda and Stardew Valley.

Nighthawk Interactive will soon be publishing a physical version of 2D openworld adventure game "Forager" for the Nintendo Switch. This release will have a few extra goodies, touting some stickers and an exclusive poster.

You will be able to pickup this release in North America on September 10th for $29.99, and will also be available in Europe a few days later on September 13th (with equivalent pricing).

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Super Mario Maker 2 Game Breaking Glitch Discovered Switch

by Justin Berube - 11:33 am PDT
Total comments: 1

The Super Mario 3D World theme has a problem.

Last night while playing Super Mario Maker 2 I discovered a software bug that I was able to replicate myself with the Maker. The bug will get Mario, or whomever you play as, stuck in a Warp Pipe and not able to do anything at the software level. System level features such as the Home and Capture button will still work. If time runs out during this glitch the game will still be stuck as Mario seems to have vanished and is unable to die.

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Nintendo Downloads - July 11, 2019 SwitchMobi

by Donald Theriault - 5:04 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

I would call one of these releases a "Zach-ass game", but that's not why they appeal to him.

Now that we no longer have the powers of God and anime on our side, what can we play this week?

There's three downloadable card games this week for the West: Dragon Quest Builders 2 for those who can dig it sucka, God Eater 3 for the hunters in the room, and Zach Pinball. The other big release is actually more up David Lloyd's alley, as Dr. Mario World hits mobile. Please be excited.

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July 7, 2019

Anime Expo 2019 News Recap Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:03 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Aksys Games, Bandai Namco, CyberConnect2, Level-5, WayForward

Last year was a heat wave, this year had a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. What's next, frogs swarm the LACC?

Anime Expo 2019 is about to wrap up in Los Angeles, and multiple game companies took the opportunity to announce Switch projects over the four day event. In addition to Spike Chunsoft's announcements, other news that eminated from AX panels includes:

Aksys Games

The busiest of the companies,... Read more...

July 5, 2019

Patreon Calendar - July 2019 Site News

by Perry Burkum and Casey Gibson - 9:59 am PDT
Total comments: 2

Check out what's happening over on Patreon including the latest Patreon Plays!

Hey everyone! It's July which means E3 is in the rear view mirror and we're pushing ahead towards Fire Emblem Three Houses, Dragon Quest Builders 2, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, and more! But that's not all going on, in fact we got plenty over on our Patreon! Here's a calendar with the important dates for the month including our latest Patreon Plays which will feature Luigi's Mansion New Moon!

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Wulverblade Gets Physical Release

by Perry Burkum - 9:39 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: PR

Courtesy of Super Rare Games.

The next release in Super Rare Games' schedule is none other than the well-received Wulverblade - a "hardcore side-scrolling beat-'em-up inspired by classics such as Golden Axe, Sengoku, and Knights of the Round!" (via Press Release)

Included in this edition is a 20 page full colour manual, metallic slipcover, interior artwork, exclusive sticker, and three trading cards.

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July 4, 2019

Spike Chunsoft Announces Pair Of Switch Visual Novel Localizations At Anime Expo Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:30 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Spike Chunsoft

What if due to a miracle, Steins;Gate dealt with mecha?

Spike Chunsoft is bringing a pair of follow-ups to this year's Steins;Gate Elite to Switch starting next year.

Robotics;Notes Elite, the follow-up to Steins;Gate in the "Science Adventure" series of visual novels, was announced for a Switch release in 2020 at the Anime Expo in Los Angeles. Where... Read more...

July 3, 2019

Details Revealed For River City Girls Including Launch Date Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:57 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: WayForward

Smiles should still be free, right?

WayForward has revealed more details about their upcoming Arc System Works collaboration, including a surprisingly close release date.

The RPG/brawler hybrid River City Girls will hit Switch on September 5, for a MSRP of US$29.99. The new twist on the River City franchise sees the girls have to rescue their boyfriends, Kunio and Riki, by working their way through six different parts of River City.

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Expansion Pass Announced For Fire Emblem: Three Houses Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:34 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Anna's so busy trying to get an alternate version in Heroes she forgot to go crazy with the pricing.

As with previous Switch RPGs, Fire Emblem: Three Houses has recruited an expansion pass.

The US$24.99 pass will reward buyers with an appropriate costume for Byleth (the teacher) beginning on launch day. The eShop has three other items listed in the pass:

Additional items and Auxiliary Battles... Read more...

July 2, 2019

Remothered: Tormented Fathers Western Release Announced

by Donald Theriault - 6:00 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Darril Arts

In addition to plumbers, Italy also produces horror games.

The release date has been announced for a critically acclaimed horror game for Switch.

Remothered: Tormented Fathers, which released in the Japanese eShop last week, will come to North America on July 26. Publisher Darril Arts has called the game a spiritual successor to the Clock Tower franchise from Capcom. A sequel (Remothered: Going Porcelain) has already been announced for a 2020 Switch release.

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