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September 3, 2020

Mario Kart Goes Live On Home Circuit October 16 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:00 pm EDT
Total comments: 9 Source: Nintendo

How long until somebody builds Rainbow Road? Or heaven forbid, Yoshi Valley?

The next Mario Kart title will use your living space as the track.

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit was revealed in today's Nintendo Direct Mini for launch on October 16 at a MSRP of US$99.99. It utilizes two specially designed go-karts (Mario or Luigi themed) with mixed reality cameras mounted above... Read more...

Cat Mario and Cat Peach Amiibo Revealed WiiUSwitch

by Carmine Red - 2:32 pm EDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Nintendo

Is it Bowser's Fury or Bowser's Furry?

Nintendo has revealed the first images of the newly announced Cat Mario and Cat Peach Amiibo. Check them out below!

Just announced today, the new Cat Mario and Cat Peach Amiibo figures will be releasing on February 12, 2021 alongside the release of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury for the... Read more...

Nintendo Celebrates Mario's 35th Birthday in Style

by Jordan Rudek - 9:51 am EDT
Total comments: 8 Source: Nintendo

Who predicted a new Game & Watch handheld in 2020?

In among the bigger titles and announcements during today's Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary Direct, Nintendo shared details on a number of smaller Mario-themed promotions, including:

Game & Watch Super Mario Bros., a standalone handheld featuring Super Mario Bros., The Lost Levels, and a Mario-themed... Read more...

Super Mario Bros. 35 Brings Battle Royal Action to Classic Mario Switch

by John Rairdin - 9:45 am EDT
Total comments: 4

Player 35 has entered the game.

Super Mario Bros. 35 is coming to Switch as an exclusive for Nintendo Switch Online Subscribers. It is essentially a battle royal set in the original Super Mario Bros. Thirty-five players compete to be the last one standing. Defeating enemies will send them to the screens of your enemies. It will release on October 1, 2020 and according to the Direct it will be available to play until March 31, 2021.

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Super Mario All-Stars is coming to Nintendo Switch Online Today Mobi

by Jordan Rudek - 9:36 am EDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Nintendo

One of the best value propositions on the Super Nintendo is being added to Nintendo's online service.

During this morning's Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary Direct, Nintendo revealed that Super Mario All-Stars would be added to the Super NES - Nintendo Switch Online service later today. This title features Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Bros 3., and Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels, all of which have received an audio and visual upgrade from their original NES and Famicom versions.

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Super Mario 3D World is Coming to Nintendo Switch With New Content and Amiibo SwitchWiiU

by John Rairdin - 9:35 am EDT
Total comments: 6

We're down to like, Star Fox Zero, Xenoblade X, and Devil's Third.

The Wii U's well received 3D Mario title, Super Mario 3D World is coming to Nintendo Switch with brand new content. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury appears to include a new world of some sort not seen in the original game. The trailer showed Mario in a dark rainy environment but beyond that we... Read more...

Super Mario 3D All Stars Brings Platforming Goodness to Switch Switch

by Jordan Rudek - 9:29 am EDT
Total comments: 22 Source: Nintendo

In just over two weeks, you can get your fill of 3D Mario platformers.

The worst kept secret of 2020 was finally revealed during today's shadowdropped Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary Direct. Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy will all be coming to Nintendo Switch as part of the Super Mario 3D All Stars collection, which releases physically and digitally on September 18.

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September 1, 2020

Cross-Platform Poker Club To Include Switch Members Later This Year Switch

by Donald Theriault - 12:00 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Ripstone

All the fun of playing poker online without having to worry about Black Friday regulations.

The Switch will be included in some high stakes poker later this year.

Ripstone Publishing have announced a new IP called Poker Club that is slated to launch later this year. Supporting Unreal Engine 4, the Switch version of the game will include cross-platform multiplayer with PC, PlayStation 4/5, and modern Xbox consoles - including 200+ player Texas Hold'em tournaments.

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Space Crew Deploys On October 15 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:00 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Curve Digital

Let's hope the missions keep you out of the Delta Quadrant.

Curve Digital will be spacing out on Switch next month.

The indie publisher have announced a release date for Space Crew, the satirical starship simulation announced a few months ago. The sequel to Bomber Crew will be out on October 15.

An extremely referential trailer showing off the game's features is available as well:

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Switch eShop Now Offers Preorders Of Upcoming Games Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:32 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo eShop

With easy cancellation on tap as well.

An overnight update to the eShop has changed how preloading of digital titles works.

Previously, preloading software would charge immediately and begin the process of downloading the game straight away. Starting with this update, "pre-purchase" has been changed to "pre-order", with the game file... Read more...

August 31, 2020

Nintendo Downloads - September 3, 2020 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:00 am EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

Trust the Proc... sorry, can't say that with a straight face.

If only in terms of file size, this week's unquestionably biggest release is the annual NBA release. And with the circumstances of this NBA season being what they are, I have to ask if they managed to cut the file size down by having a single arena that changes its appearance depending on the teams in the game. Still, it's cool having my choice of games with the Raptors as the champs.

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August 26, 2020

Cadence Of Hyrule Melody Pack Now Available For Season Pass Owners Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:25 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

39 songs of remixed Zelda goodness.

The second DLC pack for the Cadence of Hyrule season pass is now live.

Available as part of the pass or separately for US$5.99, the Melody Pack contains 39 songs from chiptune specialist Chipzel, rock musician FamilyJules, and EDM artist A_Rival.

The Cadence season pass launched last month with... Read more...

FCC Filing Hints at New Switch SOC, Memory Components for Switch Dev Kit RumorSwitch

by Carmine Red - 8:12 pm EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: FCC Listing

UPDATE: These filings indicate that Nintendo is updating Switch Dev Kits as opposed to the consumer level Switches

UPDATE:

Further inspection of the FCC documents now suggest that the listing refers to the Development Kit hardware for the Nintendo Switch, and not the Nintendo Switch itself. If so, it's still not clear why Nintendo is making modifications to its dev kits, whether it's a routine update of components or indicative of more substantial changes planned for the console.

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Second Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase Shows Multiple Games Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:37 am EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

A heavy concentration on rhythm games this time.

Other announcements from today's sudden Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase:

The multiplayer mode for Harmonix's Fuser was shown off, as well as three new songs announced for the fall release. The Taiko no Tatsujin Rhythmic Adventure Pack, a compilation of two rhythm-themed RPGs that originally... Read more...

Final Fantasy Legend Games Receiving Switch Compilation Release In December Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:29 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Caution: Contains excessive amounts of Kawazu.

Square has announced a new RPG compilation for the Switch that continues the love for the original Game Boy.

Collection of SaGa: Final Fantasy Legend is a compilation of the three Final Fantasy Legend games for the Game Boy that will release on Switch December 15. As with other 2020 announcements in the Partner Showcase, the preload is live now for US$19.99/C$26.99.

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Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 Drops In December 8 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:24 am EDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Nintendo

Good news: 4 player online. Bad news: The story mode is back.

An early Switch puzzle game is getting a sequel this holiday season.

Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 was announced in the Direct Mini Partner Showcase for release on December 8, with preloads available today. New additions to the game are expanded online (including 4 player games) and a Skill Battle mode, as well as a new story.

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Kingdom Hearts: Melody Of Memory Launches November 13 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:18 am EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

And all they had to do to sell fifty million copies was show "Let It Go".

The latest Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase kicked off with the return of an old friend getting a release date.

Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory was confirmed for a November 13 launch on Switch, with preloads for the digital version going live today. Featuring music from the entire Kingdom... Read more...

August 25, 2020

Paradise Killer Claims Switch Release On September 4 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 11:00 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Fellow Traveler

Take me down to the Paradise Island where the drinks are full and the... leaders are dead.

A murder mystery coming to Switch next week will challenge players on their ability to gather evidence, not just call out whodunnit.

Paradise Killer will launch on September 4 for Switch. Described as an "open world adventure game", players take the role of famed detective Lady Love Dies, who has to find evidence pointing to the player's choice of killer and deal with the person who killed Paradise.

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August 24, 2020

Nintendo Downloads - August 27, 2020 Switch

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

Bucket people of the world, unite! (Because you're not going anywhere otherwise.)

The Thirsty Mage is going to be a mite busy this week, with a load of new RPGs hitting the Switch. Despite the wall of new retail releases, however, the two big ones will be eShop only in the West: Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered (taken online now, but you still need a bucket mule), and... Read more...

August 19, 2020

You Can Unlock a Secret Bonus Song in the Avicii Invector Switch Demo Switch

by Joe DeVader - 4:33 pm EDT
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The cheat code of our ancestors lives on!

Avicii Invector is a rhythm game featuring a wide variety of tracks by the late Tim Bergling (aka Avicii) that's releasing on the Switch in early September, but a demo can be downloaded off of the eShop right now if you're interested in trying out. By default the demo comes with two songs, Pure Grinding and The Nights, but a secret third song is hiding among the heavy beats.

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