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June 16, 2020

Duke Nukem 3D Blasting The eShop June 23; 50% Off Launch Offer Available Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:30 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Gearbox Publishing

A game that involves blasting pig cops.

Following his Bulletstorm cameo, the Duke is coming back to Switch next week.

Gearbox Publishing have announced a Switch release for Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour on June 23. It will be regularly priced at US$9.99, though it will have a 50% discount until the 30th and can be preloaded now.

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Kingdom Hearts: Melody Of Memory Brings Music Of Hit Series To Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:11 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Square Enix

It's only confirmed for Japan right now but since we have the mobile games...

The illogically popular Kingdom Hearts series is about to make its debut on Switch by way of a rhythm game.

Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memories is a rhythm game scheduled for launch in Japan in 2020: no information has been given about a localized version yet. The first trailer for the game is below:

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Star Wars: Episode I Racer Takes Green Flag On June 23 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:12 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Aspyr Media

After some extra tweaking in the pits, the retro racer returns.

The red flag period is about to end for Star Wars: Episode I Racer.

Aspyr Media have announced the new release date for the remake of the 1999 racer as June 23 (a week from today). Originally, it was slated for a May 12 launch but was delayed at the last moment.

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Pokemon Presents Presentation Popping Tomorrow SwitchMobi

by Donald Theriault - 6:18 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Pokémon Company

11 minutes seems a bit long for "the Expansion Pass is out today"...

Pokémon news will be hitting in about 24 hours.

The Pokémon Company will be airing a "Pokémon Presents" video tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. PT / 1300 UTC. It will be 11 minutes long.

Although the Isle of Armor expansion for Sword and Shield will be out the same day, the presentation does not specifically call it out, and the Japanese announcement specifies a "New Products Presentation".

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Jump Rope Challenge Skipped Pre-Release Hype, Now On eShop Switch

by Donald Theriault - 3:53 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

A work-from-home project for Nintendo.

Nintendo released a brand new Switch game out of nowhere overnight, but it will only be available for a limited time.

Jump Rope Challenge a project created by Nintendo developers working from home, is now available on the eShop in all regions at no cost. It will be available until September 30.

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June 15, 2020

Jump Force Launching On August 28 In America Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:23 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Bandai Namco

Believe it, Bandai Namco has two games coming out the same day for some reason.

The last Friday in August is going to be a busy one for Bandai Namco.

Jump Force, the anime crossover brawler, will launch for Switch on August 27 (Japan) and 28 (rest of the world). The Switch version will launch for $49.99 and also have all of the "Season 1" DLC characters from the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions.

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Invisible Inc. Open For Business On Switch eShop Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:05 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Klei Entertainment, Nintendo

Y'all ever see a shadowdrop so sudden you are forced to immediately go to the eShop?

The Switch has added another strategy titan to its loaded lineup.

Invisible Inc., Klei Entertainment's 2015 PC strategy hit, is now available on the eShop. Originally dropped in Europe, it launched in North America shortly afterward for US$19.99/€19.99/£17.99/C$25.19.

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Nintendo Downloads - June 18, 2020 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:00 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

Containing those rarest of beasts: an actual EA game.

The big release for the week, whether we like it or not, is Burnout Paradise Remastered - and EA/Criterion, for all the jokes we make about the unprecedented partnership, did make a pretty solid open world racing game on the Wii U of all things. And Burnout Paradise is considered to be the better... Read more...

June 14, 2020

More Switch Announcements On Guerrilla Collective Day 2 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 11:42 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Guerrilla Collective

The indies keep on delivering.

Some more Switch announcements were made at day 2 of the Guerrilla Collective stream event:

New DLC for Divinity: Original Sin 2 known as "The Four Rings Of Revellion" is now available, which includes a new questline as well as armor sets. As with the other DLCs, it is available now for free. Eldritch... Read more...

June 13, 2020

Future Games Show Updates Multiple Games Switch

by Donald Theriault - 3:46 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: GamesRadar

None of them star Nolan North, as far as we know.

Saturday's final presentation of the day was the Future Gaming Show, which did feature several announcements and updates for Switch titles.

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Morbid; The Seven Acolytes is a horror-punk action RPG with elements of the work of HP Lovecraft, and a wide variety of weapons. It is slated for... Read more...

Prison Architect To Receive Island Bound Expansion Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:45 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Paradox Interactive

Do you smell what the rock is cooking?

Paradox Interactive have announced future expansions will come to consoles and PC simultaneously, starting with the option to roll an Alcatraz.

The "Island Bound" expansion was announced today, and will feature the option to create an island prison along with air ambulance, air fire departments,... Read more...

GoNNER 2 Among Announcements At Guerrilla Collective Day 1 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:36 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Guerrilla Collective

The ending on old man posterior was a "neat" touch.

The Switch had a few new releases at day 1 of the Guerrilla Collective event.

GoNNER 2, a sequel to the 2017 roguelite shooter, was announced by Raw Fury and developers Art in Heart for a 2020 release. Retro FPS Dusk, released on PC in 2018, will release on Switch on Hallowe'en. Similar to DOOM, the... Read more...

June 12, 2020

Yes, Your Grace Crowning Switch On June 26 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:00 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: No More Robots

Try to keep your kingdom sane.

The next game from Not Tonight publishers No More Robots will make you feel like a king or queen.

Yes, Your Grace, developed by Brave at Night, will launch on Switch on June 26. The game will be preloadable at a 15% discount with today's eShop update, and will have a regular price of US$19.99/€16.79/£15.49.

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Nintendo Sales Panic: May 2020 US NPD Group Results Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:42 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: NPD Group

It's impressive that people were able to find that many Switches to buy.

The NPD Group's monthly sales survey of the United States shows big Switch sales continuing.

All results based on dollar unit sales from May 3 - 30, unless otherwise noted. Also, Nintendo does not provide first party eShop sales to the NPD Group, though third parties do provide this data for their games.

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New Trailer Reveals Companions, Bosses, And Combat For Paper Mario: The Origami King Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:16 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

And some of the trademark humor as well.

Nintendo has released a new trailer showing off nearly six minutes of play for the upcoming Paper Mario: The Origami King.

The trailer shows off some of the companions joining Mario on his adventure, including an amnesiac Bob-omb and series staple Kamek. More detail is also given on the combat system, and some of the boss battles including a giant rubber band man and a sentient roll of tape.

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June 11, 2020

Cyberpunk Shooter Foreclosed And Mutliplayer Combat Game Spellbreak Announced For Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 12:08 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: IGN

A couple of intriguing announcements today.

Day 2 of IGN's Summer of Games has produced a couple of additional Switch announcements.

Merge Games have made their second announcement in the last 24 hours with third person shooter Foreclosure. The cyberpunk themed game will feature a comic-book style narrative when it launches in Q2 of next year.

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Escapist Indie Showcase Recap Switch

by Donald Theriault - 11:43 am PDT
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If you live and breathe indie games, this was a seven course meal - but how much Switch did it have?

The Escapist Magazine held their indie showcase today in lieu of E3, running at 2 hours and 10 minutes long. During the course of the show, seven new games were announced for Switch and 11 games received new updates or at least had new footage shown.

New Games

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Working Zombies Shambling Onto eShop Next Week Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:14 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Jupiter

Top off a busy week with some inhuman capital management.

Jupiter is expanding from puzzle strategy to other types next week.

The Picross S developers announced a strategy game called Working Zombies, which will launch on June 18 for US$19.99 or equivalent. Players will have to use zombies to complete jobs such as being a flight attendant, caring for children, or hairdressing.

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Cyberpunk Shooter Ruiner Blasts Into eShop Next Week From Devolver Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:00 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Devolver Digital

No presentation? No problem.

They may not have had a presentation this week, but Devolver Digital is keeping the Switch support flowing.

Ruiner, the cyberpunk overhead shooter developed by Reikon Games and originally released on PC, will come to Switch on June 18. All downloadable content for the game sold on PC will be included in the purchase price on Switch.

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Super Punch Out And Raiden Among Upcoming Arcade Archives Releases Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:47 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Hamster, Japanese Nintendo

"I am a killer... I am the Bear Hugger!"

Hamster has held another stream to announce a new developer joining the family and two upcoming Nintendo projects.

The Nintendo projects are a pair of 1984 arcade titles, with Vs Baseball and Super Punch-Out!! joining the lineup. Super Punch-Out is the sequel to the original arcade Punch-Out and... Read more...

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