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September 13, 2018

Broken Age Now Available On Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:11 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Switch eShop

Also breaking: the age of preannouncing release dates.

The first major Kickstarter success story in video games is now on Switch.

Double Fine's crowdfunded adventure title Broken Age received a surprise release on the Switch today in both North America and Europe. The game retails for $14.99/€12.79/£11.49.

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Diablo III: Eternal Collection To Launch November 2 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:59 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Switch RPGs take Red Dead Day off.

Diablo III will keep the frights going after Halloween.

The Switch version of the third-person looter will release on November 2, according to a Twitter post from Nintendo of America.

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September 12, 2018

Switch Firmware Version 6 To Launch Tuesday Ahead Of Online Service

by Donald Theriault - 6:27 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Hopefully folders are free for everyone.

Getting onto Switch Online is going to require a firmware upgrade.

In a communication to Nintendo Account holders this evening, it was announced that the latest full update of the Switch's system software will come on Tuesday. The communication came with a warning that following the update, it would no longer be possible to disconnect a Nintendo Account from the Switch profile.

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Nintendo Switch Online To Launch Tuesday, Start Charging September 25

by Donald Theriault - 7:18 am PDT
Total comments: 33 Source: Nintendo

Get into Rank X while you can do it free.

Nintendo Switch Online is landing on Tuesday.

The online service has been confirmed for a September 18 launch date. All users will receive a seven day free trial.

More details about the service will be revealed in the Nintendo Direct tomorrow.

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Nintendo Direct Rescheduled To September 13

by Donald Theriault - 7:02 am PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo

Reset the clock.

Nintendo will be getting back to Direct business shortly.

The September Direct will now air on Thursday at 6 p.m. Eastern / 3 p.m. Pacific time / 2200 GMT. This represents a week's delay due to a deadly earthquake in Japan.

The promised length and focus is the same, and it isn't known if any content will change from the initial video.

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September 10, 2018

Pokémon Go Adds Gen 1 Regionals to Eggs, Mewtwo to Raids Mobi

by Adam Abou-Nasr - 9:18 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Pokémon Go Live

The end-of-summer Ultra Bonus Event is a celebration of Kanto Pokemon.

Farfetch’d, Kangaskhan, Mr. Mime, and Tauros join the Alolan-form Pokemon in 7km eggs, and Mewtwo will appear in normal raids, Niantic announced today.

Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres will return to raid battles from Sept. 13 to Sept. 20, all with possible shiny encounters. Mewtwo will take over Sept. 20 and stay until Oct. 23. There's no word on Mewtwo's shiny form.

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New Switch Bundle Announced For Pokemon Let's Go Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:45 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: The Pokemon Company

And the mascots have cool new toys to play with

Pokemon Let's Go has announced new hardware and features.

The Switch bundle has been announced for release on November 16, and will retail for US$399.99. The hardware bundle will include a dock adorned with Pikachu and Eevee, tan and yellow Joy-Cons, the Poke Ball Plus controller, and a pre-installed copy of one of the games.

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Nintendo Downloads - September 10, 2018 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:11 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Switch passes the Wii U this week. Onto the 3DS.

We fell three short last week, but North America's Switch is going to shoot past the Wii U's release count this week, and is now within probably a couple of months of passing the 3DS. We'll probably be talking about passing the Wii and DS by the end of the fiscal year at this rate. The big ones - aside from Steph Curry's Shut Up And Shoot Threes 2019 - are Wasteland 2 compressing onto the Switch, alongside Dust: An Elysian Tail.

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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles To Be Remastered In 2019 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:04 am PDT
Total comments: 31 Source: Square Enix

Bucket buddies, unite!

The game that marked Square Enix's return to Nintendo consoles is coming back next year.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered will release on Switch in 2019, to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the game's Western release. According to a report from Kotaku, online multiplayer will be included this time, with worldwide connectivity.

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September 7, 2018

Civilization VI Conquers Switch November 16 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:53 am PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: 2K

The only reason to refer to Ghandi as a bell-end is coming to Switch.

One of the longest running turn-basrd strategy series is coming back to Nintendo after a decade.

2K Games has announced that Civilization VI will release on Switch November 16. The console debut for the 2016 PC game will include four bonus scenarios and 4 player co-op or competitive play.

A version of the original Civilization launched on the Super Nintendo, and 2008 spinoff Civilization: Revolution released on DS.

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September 6, 2018

Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD Announced For Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:20 pm PDT
Total comments: 14 Source: SquareEnix

No, that title isn't confusing at all.

SquareEnix has brought mainline Final Fantasy back to Nintendo consoles... in a fashion.

The company released a trailer for Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD on their Youtube channel earlier tonight, confirming the game for a Switch release "soon". The game has already launched on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

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Mega Man 11 Demo Released On eShop Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:03 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Capcom

The timing suggests a potential "it's out right now" was delayed.

A taste of the Blue Bomber's newest adventure is now on the eShop, and only recently appeared.

Mega Man 11, in addition to being available for pre-purchase on the eShop now, also has a demo available for download. The demo has one stage - Block Man - but multiple difficulty levels.

The demo went live at approximately 7 p.m. Eastern time, suggesting it was due to launch after the delayed Nintendo Direct.

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Nintendo Direct Delayed Following Earthquake, Landslides In Japan

by Donald Theriault - 3:47 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

At least 40 people are missing on Japan's northern island.

Nintendo has delayed the Direct scheduled to air this evening / tomorrow morning.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 has struck the Japanese island of Hokkaido, killing eight people and leaving more than 40 missing according to local media reports. Landslides were also triggered by the quake, one of the most powerful earthquakes to strike Japan in this decade.

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September 5, 2018

Nintendo Direct To Air Thursday

by Donald Theriault - 7:06 am PDT
Total comments: 20 Source: Nintendo

Four major presentations in 29 days. What we're saying is, the Switch is popular.

After the Smash Direct and two indie presentation, Nintendo has apparently cut the brake lines on the hype train.

A Nintendo Direct has been announced for 6 p.m. Eastern / 3 p.m. Pacific time on Thursday, September 6. The focus will be "around 35 minutes of information on upcoming Switch and Nintendo 3DS titles".

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September 4, 2018

Pair Of Classic Shooters Releasing On Switch This Winter Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:53 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Japanese Nintendo

Keep plugging away at Inexis and eventually, it'll un-exist.

A pair of classic arcade shooters are coming to the Switch this winter.

Irem's classic shooter duo of R-Type I and II will launch on Japanese Switches this winter as R-Type Dimensions, published by Japanese firm Tozai Games. The game will release worldwide, after initially being announced for Japan.

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September 3, 2018

Nintendo Downloads - September 3, 2018 Switch3DS

by Donald Theriault - 5:02 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

On this Labour Day, the Switch hits its 18-month anniversary and almost passes another Wii U total.

Happy Labour Day! The Switch is coming up on a magic number in North America: the Wii U released 1040 games in its lifetime in the territory, which the Switch might pass this week depending on how many things have to be added to this list post-facto (the number is currently 1017 at press time, which... Read more...

September 1, 2018

Original Valkyria Chronicles Receives October 16 Launch Date For West Switch

by Donald Theriault - 3:34 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Sega

Three weeks to beat 4. Good luck.

The original Valkyria Chronicles is launching outside Japan after all.

At a PAX West panel today, Sega confirmed the Switch remake of the 2008 strategy RPG will come to the West on October 16. The game will retail for US$19.99, and digital owners of Valkyria Chronicles 4 will receive a 25% discount from that.

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August 31, 2018

Domo Arigato: Gato Roboto To Shoot Up Switch In 2019 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:28 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Devolver

"Cats piloting mecha" means games are now taking inspiration from the NWR staff's browser history.

Devolver's 2019 lineup not only includes genocidal bananas, but also cats in robots.

Gato Roboto is the company's latest announcement, coming at PAX West and releasing wide in 2019. The game has an art style similar to recent Devolver Switch release Minit, but substitutes the overhead view for a side-scrolling exploration platformer.

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Futuristic Horror Title Observer Announced For Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:14 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Bloober Team

Fans of dystopic sci-fi should note the star.

After launching Layers of Fear: Legacy last year, Bloober Team is moving far into the future for their next project.

The Polish developer has announced Observer (stylized >observer_) for the Switch, with no release date. Set in the year 2084, the title character is a private detective named... Read more...

Travis Strikes Again Captures Bounty Of January 18 Release Switch

by Donald Theriault - 11:50 am PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo

No word on if Travis will enter the world of an untitled game about waterfowl.

For the third time on a Nintendo platform, Travis Touchdown has copped a January release.

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes has been confirmed for release on January 18, 2019. The news was revealed ahead of the PAX West show in Seattle.

A tribute to independent games, Travis Strikes Again... Read more...

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