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November 18, 2020

Picross S5 Hits Switch Next Week Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 10:24 am EST
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Catch up on past Picross S games as well with a sale on the Switch and 3DS.

Picross S5 is coming to Nintendo Switch on November 26, according to developer Jupiter.

Priced at $9.99, the latest entry in the series includes more than 300 puzzles, including a handful of Color Picross puzzles and a few large puzzles. The Picross S series has been a mainstay on Switch, with... Read more...

November 17, 2020

New Super Mario LEGO Sets Announced

by Donald Theriault - 4:01 pm EST
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Time to hit the bricks once again.

New Year's Day isn't normally a day associated with shopping - but it will be in 2021 thanks to LEGO and Nintendo.

A new round of Super Mario-themed LEGO will be sold on January 1 at select retailers and on the LEGO website. Among the new sets:

A 366-piece "Master Your Adventure" set which features... Read more...

Animal Crossing New Horizons Save Transfer Goes Live November 19 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:11 am EST
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

And 20 million people just breathed a massive sigh of relief.

The winter update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons is adding a feature that will warm the hearts of paranoid players everywhere.

Full save data transfer for New Horizons will be available as part of the last update of the year on Thursday (November 19). A single player's resident data will be movable to another Switch, and an Island Transfer tool will be available on the eShop to facilitate moving the entire island to a new system.

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November 16, 2020

Super Mario 3D All-Stars Camera Inversion Patch Now Live, Adds GameCube Controller Support Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:43 pm EST
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Purists, rejoice!

The promised camera inversion patch for Super Mario 3D All-Stars has brought another oft-requested feature along with it.

Version 1.1.0 of 3D All-Stars has added support for GameCube controllers in Super Mario Sunshine. The support for the 'Cube controller adapter will only be available in docked mode, and the screen prompts will continue to indicate the Switch buttons.

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Nintendo Downloads - November 19, 2020 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:00 am EST
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Finally, the world of Breath of the Wild has good map design.

Obviously, the big game of the week is going to be Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, also known as "Link kills 100 monsters for evey Korok Seed in Breath of the Wild" - sadly, they apparently took all of the wrong lessons from The Mandalorian when dealing with the characters in it. Reminder, the demo... Read more...

November 13, 2020

Nintendo Sales Panic: October 2020 US NPD Group Results Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:27 am EST
Total comments: 1 Source: NPD Group

We know about the hardware but let's go inside the software.

The Switch's record breaking October led to strong performance in the software charts as well.

All data for the period from October 4 - 31 and are based on dollar sales unless otherwise noted. Additionally, Nintendo sales do not include eShop sales while the survey does include other digital platforms.

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November 12, 2020

Nintendo Releases October US Sales Figures For Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:56 pm EST
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...no, it's actually not Numberwang for once.

Ahead of tomorrow's October sales survey for the United States from the NPD Group, Nintendo has released its first monthly performance press release in quite some time.

The statement from Nintendo confirms total sales of Switch + Switch Lite in October totalled 735,926, making it the best selling... Read more...

November 9, 2020

Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory Tracklist Revealed Switch

by Willem Hilhorst - 11:15 am EST
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This sounds like a complete journey through all of Kingdom Hearts

Kingdom Hearts: Memory of Melody is releasing this week on Nintendo Switch, but what most Kingdom Hearts fans would like to know has finally been revealed. The full tracklist for the game has been revealed. The game includes 140 songs to choose from with a nice balance of (nearly) all games in the... Read more...

Nintendo Downloads - November 12, 2020 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:00 am EST
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We get a Yoko Shimomura rhythm game this week! ...wait, who brought in a monkey's paw with a finger curled?

We've got a constrast with the biggest game of the week, as the rhythm game I would buy sight unseen - one with music composed entirely by Mario RPG/Street Fighter/multiple other great games composer Yoko Shimomura - runs smack into reality because it's all Kingdom Hearts music. Yes, Kingdom Hearts,... Read more...

Nintendo Announces North American Black Friday Offers Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:13 am EST
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Where is your money headed on this Black Plague Friday?

Nintendo of America have announced their main offerings for Black Friday 2020.

Specific retailers listed on Nintendo's holiday deals site (including Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, and Target), will have a hardware offering of a second revision Switch with included Mario Kart 8 Deluxe download code and a three month code for Nintendo Switch Online for standard MSRP (US$299.99).

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November 5, 2020

Floppy Physics Dog Game PHOGS! Dated for December Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 1:00 pm EST
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Take your duo of dogs for a walk in single player, local co-op, or online co-op.

PHOGS! is coming to Nintendo Switch on December 3 for the price of $24.99 USD.

Published by Coatsink and developed by Bit Loom Games, the game stars a pair of pups who control in CatDog fashion as the dogs are links together. Colorful cartoon worlds feature puzzles and secrets that can be found in single-player or co-op - both locally and online.

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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
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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
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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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