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February 13, 2019

Daemon X Machina Gets Demo and Release Window Switch

by John Rairdin - 2:34 pm PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo Direct

Go forth and slay in giant mechs.

It was revealed today that futuristic, mech-action game Daemon X Machina will arrive this summer exclusively on Nintendo Switch. Gamers will get a chance to try out the game later today when a limited time demo is released on the eShop. The demo will include four missions plus a boss fight. Select players will also be given a chance to provide feedback on the game via email.

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Dead By Daylight Hunting Switch Release In Fall Switch

by Matthew Zawodniak - 2:33 pm PST
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Kill or be killed.

Behaviour Interactive's Dead by Daylight is coming to Nintendo Switch.

A port of the multiplayer horror game was announced at today's Nintendo Direct. Dead by Daylight is a five-player multiplayer game themed after classic slasher films. One player acts as the killer hunting down a team of four... Read more...

Nintendo Switch Online Users Can Play A Tetris Battle Royale Game Right Now Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 2:31 pm PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo Direct

Tetris 99 is a 99-player Tetris game that pits players against each other in frantic online play.

Nintendo announced during today’s Nintendo Direct that Tetris 99 is hitting the Switch eShop after the presentation, but the online-centric game will be exclusively free to Nintendo Switch Online subscribers.

Tetris 99 is essentially the battle royale version of Tetris as the hook is that you play online against 98 other players at one time and try to quickly and efficiently play Tetris to win.

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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Coming This Summer Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 2:21 pm PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo Direct

Sadly, it'll miss Endgame's launch.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is coming to Switch in the summer.

The action-RPG features four-player co-op locally and online, as well as dynamic camera angles to jazz up the action. Alliance Extreme co-op attacks are also visually impressive ways to wreak havoc. The presentation during the Nintendo Direct also highlighted Captain Marvel, which makes sense since she’s starring in her own movie in March.

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Switch Gets Dragon Quest XI: Definitive Edition and Builders 2 in 2019 Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 2:18 pm PST
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo Direct

Dragon Quest XI gets orchestral music as well as 2D and 3D graphics.

Dragon Quest got some love in the February 2019 Nintendo Direct. Dragon Quest XI: Definitive Edition was officially confirmed for Western release this fall and Dragon Quest Builders 2 was given a summer release date of July 12, 2019.

Dragon Quest XI S will let players enjoy the best of the 3DS... Read more...

Super Mario Maker 2 Announced Switch

by Bryan Rose - 2:16 pm PST
Total comments: 17 Source: Nintendo Direct

SLOPES!

Super Mario Maker 2 has been announced.

Shown at the start of today’s Nintendo Direct, a trailer was shown showcasing bigger enemies. For Super Mario World mode, slopes have been added, and a Cat Mario power-up was shown in a New Super Mario Bros. stage.

There also appears to be new tweaks to the menu, as well as what appears to be coin challenges.

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Super Smash Bros Ultimate 3.0.0 Update Coming in Spring Switch

by Matthew Zawodniak - 2:11 pm PST
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo Direct

You WILL see this one coming.

Today's Nintendo Direct announced that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be receiving an update to version 3.0.0 this Spring. No further details were announced for the patch. Additionally the first downloadable fighter from the Challenger Pack, Persona 5's Joker, will be releasing in April.

Nintendo also announced upcoming amiibo figures for Simon, Snake, Pokémon Trainer, Squirtle, and Ivysaur.

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February 12, 2019

Pokémon Let's Go Demo Now Available Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:37 pm PST
Total comments: 7 Source: Nintendo

That was... unexpected.

If you're still on the fence about Pokémon Let's Go, you can now make the call for yourself with a demo.

The demo version of the November release is available now from the eShop, or the game's page on NIntendo's online listing, and is available worldwide.

It appears the demo is based on the... Read more...

Nintendo Direct To Air Tomorrow

by Donald Theriault - 6:02 am PST
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo

Please note that the line for the Happening Bunker forms on the left.

We've got Direct sign.

Nintendo will air the first full Nintendo Direct of 2019 on Wednesday, February 13 at 5 p.m. Eastern time / 2 p.m. Pacific / 2300 CET. The presentation will focus on Switch games coming in 2019, with a focus on Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

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February 11, 2019

Nintendo Downloads - February 14, 2019 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:00 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

The indie devs show us love by giving a light week... for now?

Whoa, this week seems a little light.

Given that last week topped out at 40+, I can see where you're coming from.

Anything catch your eye?

After Neal's review of The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince, I'm probably going to check that if only to support cheaper eShop versions of games; it's... Read more...

February 7, 2019

Collection Of Classic Dungeons And Dragons RPGs Coming To Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:44 pm PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Skybound Games

You all meet at The Thirsty Mage...

Five classic PC RPGs with recent remasters will be coming to Switch in 2019.

Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition (along with its 2016 expansion Siege of Dragonspear), Icewind Dale, Planescape: Torment, and Neverwinter Nights have all been announced for a 2019 release... Read more...

Almost There Launches February 21; First Switch Game From Bangladesh

by Donald Theriault - 5:32 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Quantum Astrophysicists Guild

Lasers, fire bars, spikes... just another commute, then.

The eShop's international flavour is about to be enhanced.

The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild, best known for their puzzle game Tumblestone, have announced that they will begin publishing titles from other developers. Their first game under this new initiative is Almost There, a simplisticly-designed platformer from Bangladesh-based developer Bony Yousuf; Almost There is the first title from a Bangladeshi developer on Switch.

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Switch To Start Including $35 eShop Credit In North America On February 15 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:16 am PST
Total comments: 6 Source: Nintendo

"I got West of Loathing!" "I got Lumines!" "I got a rock..."

Next week will see North America attempt to juice Nintendo's digital numbers.

Beginning next Friday, Switch systems in North America will include a $35 eShop credit code with a system purchase. The program is being advertised for a limited time, but no end date was given.

Nintendo has offered shop credit previously with systems, such as when launch models of the DSi came with 1000 points for the DSi Shop in 2009.

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February 6, 2019

Guacamelee! One-Two Punch Collection Announced for Switch

by Perry Burkum - 6:09 am PST
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Two fantástico games in one delicioso physical bundle.

Physical Nindie collectors should be happy to hear that two fabulous games will soon be available to sit alongside their collection. Coming May 28th (to both Switch and PS4), both Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition and Guacamelee! 2 will arrive in a physical box and will also include some goodies as well.

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Claybook To Mould March Switch Release Date Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:00 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Second Order

The only limit is your imagination.

The Switch's portfolio of artistic platforms already had crafts coming in March, and now it's got clay.

Claybook, a platformer created by Second Order (founded by former Trials series developers at Ubisoft), is coming to Switch in March. The game features a rewind function, online leaderboards, and a sandbox mode that features level sharing - including levels created on other consoles and PC.

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February 5, 2019

Super Mario Bros 2, Kirby's Adventure Coming To Switch Online Next Week

by Donald Theriault - 5:28 pm PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

Let's keep the salt in the sumo ring.

The Switch Online NES games for February will have a whole lot of dreaming.

Super Mario Bros. 2 and Kirby's Adventure will come to the subscription service on February 13. Super Mario 2 originally released in 1988, while Kirby's Adventure becomes the second newest game on the NES service with its 1993 release.

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Vivox Voice Chat Solution Now Available For Switch: Enables Voice Chat With Standard Headsets

by Donald Theriault - 9:00 am PST
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Nintendo will still use their solution, but 3rd parties now have a choice.

A new voice chat solution has been announced for a wider Switch release, and it'll be in use in some big names.

Vivox, who were recently acquired by Unity and developed the voice chat solution used in Fortnite, have announced a full software development kit (SDK) will be available to any third... Read more...

Bow To Blood: Last Captain Standing Shooting Up Sweeps Week

by Donald Theriault - 6:00 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Tribetoy

All the fun of airships, with random generation and reality television thrown in for flavour.

The skies are about to get a little more violent this spring.

Bow to Blood: Last Captain Standing is a new action-focused, randomly generated strategy title which will land on Switch in April. As an airship captain competing on a reality television program, the player will be tasked with surviving the rowdy skies, hunting treasure, and engaging in aerial combat.

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Q.U.B.E. 2 Hitting Switch This Month Digitally, Physically

by Perry Burkum - 5:43 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo Life

This is Super Rare Games' 13th release on Switch.

Toxic Games' First-Person Puzzler Q.U.B.E. 2 is hitting the Switch eShop later this month, and Super Rare Games is publishing a short batch of 4000 physical copies alongside it's launch.

While the original Q.U.B.E. was released for the Wii U, in this sequel "players step into the shoes of Amelia... Read more...

February 4, 2019

Microsoft To Expand Xbox Live Services On Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:20 pm PST
Total comments: 3 Source: Game Developers Conference, Windows Central

Maybe there'll be a way to get achievement points on something besides Minecraft.

Having taken a foothold into the Switch with Minecraft, Microsoft is looking to expand the availability of Xbox Live on Switch among other platforms.

A session at the upcoming Game Developer's Conference presented by the principal program manager and a senior engineer at Xbox is set to discuss... Read more...

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