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March 25, 2020

Gorgeous Dungeon Crawler Tangledeep Gets Huge Content and Expansion Update Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 2:10 pm PDT
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Tomorrow, a really great roguelike with awesome customizable difficulty gets a whole lot bigger.

Tangledeep on Switch came out more than a year ago on Switch, but on March 26, a sizable content update will add the Legend of Shara expansion pack ($8 on PC) for free, as well as an additional paid expansion and a plethora of tweaks and bug fixes.

The game's lead developer Andrew Avera noted that "nearly 50%" of the game's revenue comes from the Switch release, which is what motivated the free expansion being offered on Switch.

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Jedi Academy Re-Release Set To Hit Switch Tomorrow, Will Have 16 Player Online Switch

by Donald Theriault - 1:53 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo eShop

Special thanks to the Canadian eShop and PSN for spoiling this one.

The Canadian eShop has, perhaps inadvertently, revealed a surprise release for tomorrow.

Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, announced to be coming to the Switch last fall, has appeared on the Canadian Switch eShop's coming soon section with a release date of tomorrow. The game is listed for $25.19 Canadian, which would translate to a $19.99 US price tag. No comparable listing is on the US or European stores.

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March 23, 2020

Bullet Hell Roguelike Itta Set For April 22 Release Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:00 am PDT
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The cat came back, and he brought a golden firearm.

The bullet hell roguelike ITTA has nailed down a release date.

The solo project that was concepted during a stay at a psychiatric hospital will launch on April 22. No price has been given for the Switch version.

A trailer has also been released:

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Nintendo Downloads - March 26, 2020 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:00 am PDT
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The two rules of being president: Bed Keith David, and f**k cancer. (Or COVID.)

Aside from the presidential simulation of Saints Row IV: Re-Elected, the headliner releases this week in terms of price are One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 (the latest misadventures of the manga/anime that started running when I was in high school), and Railway Empire which is probably coming out at a bad time, all things considered.

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March 19, 2020

The Messenger Developers Tackle the RPG Genre in Sea of Stars Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 9:17 am PDT
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The Kickstarter campaign for the action RPG kicks off today.

Sea of Stars is the next game from Sabotage Studios, the team behind 2018's The Messenger.

The turn-based RPG was revealed today alongside a Kickstarter, which says the game is set to come to PC and consoles in 2022. While the teaser below only shows off two characters, six are planned for the... Read more...

March 17, 2020

Multiple Games Announced In March Indie World Switch

by Donald Theriault - 11:10 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

Twenty minutes means a lot of games.

Multiple other titles were announced during the Indie World presentation:

Dark Cloud-styled Baldo from Italian devs Nap Team, also an action RPG, will be a timed console exclusive in summer. I Am Dead, from the developer of Hohokum and published by Annapurna, is a game designed around exploring the... Read more...

Hello, Hello Games: No Man's Sky Studio Bringing The Last Campfire To Switch In Summer Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:51 am PDT
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A smaller scale world exploration game.

Hello Games, the makers of Joe Danger and No Man's Sky, are about to make their Nintendo debut.

The Last Campfire is a game set in the wilderness in which the player character meets strange and mystical creatures as they try to light the last campfire there. It will release on Switch in the summer.

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Switch Owners Will Be Livin' The Good Life Sometime in 2020 Switch

by Jordan Rudek - 10:44 am PDT
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SWERY and a stuffed monkey told us so.

During today's Indie World Showcase, Hidetaka Suehiro (better known as SWERY) announced that his most recent project, The Good Life, would be coming to Switch sometime in 2020. In the town of Rainy Woods, which is hiding an important secret, you change from a person into a dog or a cat at night time. You need to talk to people and solve puzzles along the way as you work to uncover all that's happening around you.

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Q-Games Bringing PixelJunk Eden 2 To Switch In Summer Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:42 am PDT
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The musical maestros of Q are bringing another one home.

After Monsters 2, the next Q Games joint for Switch will have a lot of rhythm.

PixelJunk Eden 2 will launch on Switch in the summer. It is a rhythm game where the objective is to blast invading creatures and regrow a garden, set to the music of Baiyon.

Eden 2 will also have local multiplayer options.

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Blue Fire Brings 3D Platforming and Action Gameplay to Switch This Summer Switch

by Jordan Rudek - 10:35 am PDT
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Go mini ninja, go!

From Graffiti Games and Robi Studios comes Blue Fire, a 3D platformer with action-packed combat and physics-based challenges. Today's Indie World presentation showed off the first look at gameplay, which highlighted dark worlds with nasty and imposing creatures to battle against. We also saw misty forests, ominous-looking bridges, lava-filled passages, and wall-jumping segments "in a strange place called the Void."

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Switch Owners Can Exit The Gungeon Later Today Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:31 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

The follow-up of the dungeon shooter is shadowdropping.

The Switch is about to depart the most gun-laden dungeon ever.

Dodge Roll Games and Devolver Digital's Exit the Gungeon was announced as hitting the Switch today in the Indie World showcase. The followup to Enter the Gungeon, Exit is a multiplayer-capable side-scrolling shooter with a huge ammo count.

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Nintendo Online Services Recovering From Extended Outage Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 9:14 am PDT
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At least it wasn't on Thursday or Friday.

The eShop and all active Nintendo online games are in the process of recovering from an extended outage.

Currently online games are functioning, though users are unable to access the eShop either on the web or on a system. Nintendo of America has acknowledged the errors:

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March 16, 2020

Trials of Mana Demo Coming March 18 Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 8:00 pm PDT
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Test out the six different characters in the Switch demo coming in advance of the April launch.

Trials of Mana is getting a demo, due out on the Switch eShop on March 18.

The demo will allow players to pick from the six different playable characters and experience the opening hour and a half of the game, all the way up until the Fullmetal Hugger boss fight. For a tease of what will be in the demo, check out our hands-on preview.

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Nintendo NY Store Closes For Forseeable Future Due To Covid-19

by Donald Theriault - 6:30 pm PDT
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Along with most other non-essential businesses in New York City.

The COVID-19 virus has forced Nintendo's flagship store in New York to close.

The store made the announcement tonight following the close of business that the store would shut down for the "forseeable future".

#NintendoNYC pic.twitter.com/8rNuGaWRfD

— Nintendo NY (@NintendoNYC) March 17, 2020

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Indie World Showcase Tomorrow

by John Rairdin - 6:13 am PDT
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The Nintendo Direct we deserve.

Nintendo this morning announced the latest in their Indie World line of Nintendo Directs. The direct will be about twenty minutes long and will focus on indie titles coming to Nintendo Switch. The Direct will air at 10:00 AM Pacific Time / 1:00 PM Eastern.

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Nintendo Downloads - March 19, 2020 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:00 am PDT
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I can't support Animal Crossing because we're supposed to be self-isolating right now.

A historic, long-awaited game is finally coming out on the Switch on Friday, and I for one look forward to blasting cacodemons into ludicrous gibs because frankly, it'd be easier than putting up with Tom Nook's crap. While most of the world downloads Animal Crossing: New Horizons, I'm going to get... Read more...

March 13, 2020

Ittle Dew 2+ Returning To Switch eShop Next Week Switch

by Donald Theriault - 11:07 am PDT
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Freed from a toxic publishing environment, the Zelda-like will be available again.

After several months on the sidelines, a controversially delisted game will be back on the eShop on Thursday.

Ittle Dew 2+, originally developed by Ludosity, was published on Switch in November of 2017 by Nicalis. Following an unspecified breach of contract the publishing rights were set to revert... Read more...

March 12, 2020

1997 PC Title Blade Runner Reverse Engineered For Switch Release Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:30 am PDT
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This wasn't written by a Replicant. As far as we know...

A classic PC game thought to have lost source code is going to come to Switch this year.

Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition, a 1997 point-and-click PC adventure game developed by Westwood Studios, will release on Switch sometime in 2020. Although not an adaptation of the 1982 Ridley Scott film, the events of the game take place alongside the events of the film.

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Nintendo And LEGO Teaming Up For Interactive Mario Line

by Donald Theriault - 6:13 am PDT
Total comments: 8 Source: LEGO

Neither a video game, nor a traditional LEGO set.

The LEGO tease a couple of days ago was for a new type of figure featuring our beloved plumber.

LEGO and Nintendo officially announced a partnership for the Mario series today, showing off new figures that interact. Launching later this year, Mario will collect coins by interacting with other LEGO playsets themed around the series, while playing several iconic sound effects.

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March 11, 2020

Super Mega Baseball 3 Launching on Switch Next Month With Multi-Season Franchise Mode, Free Online Demo Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 6:00 am PDT
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Our 5th best game of 2019 gets a sequel in April, promising new modes, cross-platform play, and more.

Super Mega Baseball 3 is set to launch on Nintendo Switch in April 2020 according to developer Metalhead Software.

The release follows on the heels of Super Mega Baseball 2, which first launched in 2018 but didn't come to Switch until summer 2019. If you are to believe our review, it's very good.

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