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November 5, 2020

Nintendo Releases Second Quarter Fiscal 2020 Results Switch

by Willem Hilhorst and Donald Theriault - 6:42 am EST
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo's 2nd Quarter Results, Nintendo's Dedicated Video Game Sales Unites, Nintendo's Consolidated Financial Highlights

Some years, these would have been for a full year. Not in 2020, however.

Nintendo released their financial results for the second fiscal quarter of the 2020-21 fiscal year overnight. The following sales have been measured until September 30th 2020.

All monetary figures reported in yen, with comparisons to the US dollar based on a market rate of $1 = ¥104.32 provided for comparison only.

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November 2, 2020

Nintendo Downloads - November 5, 2020 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:00 am EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Yes, Bakugan comes out this week. But that's not all.

Did someone order anime? Because anime is definitely happening this week between two games we'll be calling in specialists for: Matt on the WayForward-developed, Treehouse Live-crashing Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia, and myself for the final Aksys-published otome of 2020, Cafe Enchante. Other items possibly appearing in stores and definitely appearing in the eShop are the just-announced Tropico 6 and mountain bike racer Descenders.

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October 31, 2020

Next Airship Syndicate Title Is League Of Legends Branded RPG Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:46 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Riot Games

This is the first time in history that a LoL world championship had Nintendo news.

The next title from the developers of Battle Chasers: Nightwar and Darksiders: Genesis is an RPG with a connection to one of the planet's most popular multiplayer games.

Ruined King: A League of Legends Story was announced by Riot Games today at the 2020 League of Legends world championship for... Read more...

October 28, 2020

The Last Blade: Beyond The Destiny Now Available On Switch eShop Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:00 pm EDT
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And some related news as well.

The next Neo-Geo Pocket Color game on Switch is another portable fighter.

The Last Blade: Beyond the Destiny, originally released on SNK's portable in 2000, is now available for US$7.99 or equivalent on the eShop. Beyond the Destiny features 16 characters (9 unlockable from the start) and two special minigames.

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Other News From The Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase For October Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:40 am EDT
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The final show of the year - it's all about games from here.

The other announcements from today's Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase:

HAL Laboratory's Part-Time UFO, a puzzle game originally released on mobile, is available on Switch today with a new two player co-op mode (local). The next Story of Seasons title, subtitled Pioneers of Olive Town, will be... Read more...

First Two No More Heroes Games Now Available On Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:35 am EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

Get yourself ready for the trilogy's capper.

There's more than enough Travis Touchdown to go around on the Switch today.

The first two No More Heroes games are now available for sale on the Switch eShop. The games are US$19.99 regularly, though a 10% launch discount is being offered.

High definition versions of the games previously existed on the PlayStation 3, with the trademark motion controls retained.

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Control, Hitman 3 Coming To Switch In Cloud Form Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:31 am EDT
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You'll have to try before you buy.

Two big titles, including one of last year's most critically acclaimed titles, will be coming to Switch in streaming form.

Control: Ultimate Edition from Remedy Entertainment (published by 505 Games) and Hitman 3 (published/developed by IO Interactive) will both come to the Switch in cloud streaming form - with Control being available today.

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Bravely Default II Receives Launch Date, Demo Feedback Video Coming Later Today Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:26 am EDT
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The date doesn't end in -20, in case it wasn't clear.

As expected, Bravely Default II is now a 2021 release.

The third Bravely game received a release date of February 26, 2021 in today's Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase, slated to be the last one of 2020. Some of the series's trademark asterisk designs were also shown off in the video.

Following the March demo, the developers received over 20,000 pieces of feedback and address the main ones in the video below.

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Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity Demo Out Today Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:22 am EDT
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See the first chapter of it all going to hell.

Leaks were confirmed in the latest Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase.

A demo for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, first shown on the Korean Nintendo website, is out now on the eShop. The demo will contain the final game's first chapter and the save data will carry over.

A new trailer for the game was also released, showing off what appear to be controllable Divine Beasts.

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October 27, 2020

Super Mario 3D All-Stars To Receive Inverted Camera Options In Patch Next Month Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:19 am EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

That's one problem with Sunshine down, and about 12,483 to go.

Super Mario 3D All-Stars is getting a quality of life update next month.

A patch will be available on November 16 (North America time) / 17 (rest of the world) that will add inverted camera controls to all three of the contained games. Notably, this can restore the original camera controls to Sunshine from the 2002 GameCube release.

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October 26, 2020

How To Get Multiple Legendaries Quickly in Pokémon Sword and Shield

by Willem Hilhorst - 11:00 am EDT
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An overlooked exploit might be useful for people wanting all the Pokémon of the Crown Tundra.

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Nintendo Downloads - October 29, 2020 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:00 am EDT
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Bring 100 of your closest, smallest friends.

Operation "What's The Wii U" picks up a new refugee this week with the launch of Pikmin 3 Deluxe, the long awaited revival of the 2013 Wii U game that... look, I paid $30 in actual money for it in 2013, I can step up and go in for a digital copy this time given that I don't have to buy the DLC and... Read more...

October 23, 2020

Apex Legends Switch Launch Delayed To 2021 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 11:54 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Electronic Arts

Not quite ready to deploy and not going to shadowdrop.

Apex Legends was originally coming to Switch and Steam in October - and though the latter is only delayed a week, Switch owners will have a bit longer wait.

An update posted on the game's website has confirmed that the original October launch for Apex Legends is now a "2021" release. It was going... Read more...

Nintendo Announces Price Drop On Single Joy-Con Controllers Effective November 9 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:19 am EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

The bigger shock is that this is happening on a Monday.

Joy-Cons will be a little bit less expensive soon if you have to buy a solo.

Nintendo have announced a price drop on single Joy-Con controllers for the Switch to take effect on November 9. The single left ("neon blue") or right ("neon red") controllers will be sold for $39.99, representing a $10 MSRP reduction. It appears pairs will maintain their $79.99 cost for now.

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October 22, 2020

Original Fire Emblem Being Localized For The First Time Ever December 4 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:09 am EDT
Total comments: 10 Source: Nintendo

Though it's not without some modern touches.

After three decades, audiences outside Japan will finally get to experience Marth's original tale in its 8-bit glory.

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & The Blade of Light, the 1990 Famicom release, will be localized and released worldwide on December 4. It will be sold digitally for US$5.99, or in a code-in-box physical version with additional items for US$49.99. The game will remain on sale through March 31.

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October 21, 2020

Vignette Adventure Game Moncage Coming To Switch In 2021 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 11:06 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: XD Network

It's a cube of time, thankfully without the insanity.

Players will be able to get a bunch of new perspectives with the upcoming puzzle Moncage.

XD Networks and developer Optillusion have announced Moncage for a 2021 Switch release. The game features a cube that contains multiple worlds on each of its surfaces, with the ability to rotate the cube and use optical illusion to solve mysteries within.

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October 20, 2020

Aksys Bringing Code: Realize -Wintertide Miracles- To The West In Early 2021 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:00 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Aksys Games

The Otome Armada is going to continue its onslaught into the new year.

The partnership between Aksys Games and the Idea Factory romance label Otomate will continue into at least early 2021.

Aksys has announced a localized version of Code: Realize -Wintertide Miracles- for an early 2021 release, along with a limited edition. The limited edition will contain five pins and a keychain containing winter themed art of series main character Cardia and other characters from the Code: Realize universe.

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October 19, 2020

Blaseball Creators The Game Band Dealing Where Cards Fall On Switch Next Year Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:46 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: The Game Band

In this house made of aces and eights, we stan the Moist Talkers.

The creators of one of 2020's biggest cultural events are bringing a different creation to Switch in 2021.

The Game Band, creators of the popular web based fantasy baseball title Blaseball, have announced the release of Where Cards Fall for early 2021. It promises a "slice of life experience" inside of homes literally constructed from playing cards.

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Nintendo Downloads - October 22, 2020 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:00 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

A week of mystery, intrigue, and spinning blades. And that's just a lot of the pricing.

It's hopefully not as hectic on the eShop in this week when the author gets charged for Pikmin 3 Deluxe, but we're still looking at some big ones. HyperBrawl Tournament drops first on Tuesday, and Thursday sees launch for Iditarod adventure game The Red Lantern (yes, you CAN pet the dog). Adventure sequel GoNNER 2 is also confirmed to hit on Thursday, and the latest Quantum Astrophysicists Guild title in Fracter.

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October 16, 2020

Nintendo Sales Panic: September 2020 US NPD Group Results Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:01 am EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: NPD Group

Did Mario 3D All Stars fend off the challenges of hoops and heroes?

The surprise announcement and launch of Super Mario 3D All-Stars led Nintendo to a strong month of US sales in September.

All data based on dollar sales in the US from August 30 - October 3, unless otherwise indicated. Nintendo figures also do not account for digital sales.

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