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July 31, 2017

Superbeat Xonic Jamming On Switch In October: Free DLC Available Switch

by Donald Theriault - 11:23 am PDT
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The newest title from the makers of the DJ Max games is going back to the portable realm.

The Switch will be adding some more rhythm to its lineup this fall.

Superbeat Xonic will release for the Switch in October. First released in October 2015 for the PlayStation Vita, Xonic is developed by Nurijoy, who previously created the DJ Max series.

In addition to the over 60 tracks in the game by default, the Switch version will offer seven additional tracks for free as a download on release day.

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2DS Receiving New Hardware Bundle For North America 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 8:02 am PDT
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Along with a couple of dates for 3DS RPGs

Nintendo of America has announced a refreshed bundle for the smaller 2DS, along with a couple of localization release dates.

The smaller, flatter 2DS will relaunch on August 25, for the same MSRP of US$79.99. This version will be red with a white front and will have a copy of New Super Mario Bros 2 preinstalled.

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July 28, 2017

Dragon Quest XI Coming West In 2018: Platforms To Be Announced 3DSSwitch

by Donald Theriault - 8:16 am PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Square Enix

With thanks to the slimes.

Although no platforms were officially named, Dragon Quest XI will be releasing outside of Japan next year.

In a video message celebrating the game's launch in Japan, the Western subtitle ("Echoes of an Elusive Age") was announced along with the news that the game will release in the West in 2018. The screenshots appear to be from the console version of the game.

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July 27, 2017

Nintendo Downloads - July 27, 2017 Switch3DSWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 6:04 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

Our long international nightmare is over.

The theory that everything got out of the way of Splatoon 2 last week is definitely confirmed by this week's Switch lineup, which runs another six games deep. And there's a lot of multiplayer fun to be had with Namco Museum (including Pac-Man Vs. for the platonic ideal of Gamecube->GBA connectivity)... Read more...

July 26, 2017

Nintendo Releases First Quarter Fiscal Results 3DSSwitch

by Donald Theriault - 12:34 am PDT
Total comments: 8 Source: Nintendo

The rupees are strong with this one.

The close of the Japanese business day at midnight Pacific time / 3 a.m. Eastern saw the release of Nintendo's first quarter fiscal results for the year ending March 31, 2018. The results cover the period from April 1 - June 30.

Financial Indicators All figures converted to US for purpose of clarity, using market rates as of the current time of 111.874yen to US$1.

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July 25, 2017

Switch Release Round-Up: Overcooked, Rayman, Lost Sphear Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:15 pm PDT
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Releases range from Thursday to next year.

Some larger Switch releases have received release dates in recent days:

Overcooked: Deluxe Edition will land on the Switch with this Thursday's eShop update. The four player co-op cooking experience will be US$19.99 or equivalent. Nintendo of America has confirmed Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition... Read more...

July 20, 2017

Nintendo Sales Panic: June 2017 US NPD Group Results Switch3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:11 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: NPD Group

The question everyone has about Nintendo's new fighting game will be answered next month.

The NPD Group released their sales survey for June 2017 today, featuring a strong midfield performance for Switch games.

In the hardware race, the Switch lagged slightly behind the PlayStation 4 in the survey due to a combination of supply constraints and a golden US$250 PS4 model. The software... Read more...

Nintendo Downloads - July 20, 2017 Switch3DSWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 6:09 am PDT
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It's the inevitable return of the kid and squid dichotomy.

In terms of number of games, it's a light week (prior to Europe's PR, Japan has the lead with seven games just on Switch). But like was speculated the last couple of weeks, they had quantity to get away from Splatoon 2. Possibly the biggest game to hit Switch since day 1 and Breath of the Wild, I would wish good luck to anyone trying to buy a Switch this week. Especially in Japan.

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July 19, 2017

R.B.I. Baseball Releases On Switch September 5 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:46 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: MLB Advanced Media

The latest major sports title to hit the platform.

The Switch's sporty September will include a late call up from baseball as well.

R.B.I. Baseball 2017 has been announced for a September 5 release on the Switch at a $29.99 MSRP. Officially published by Major League Baseball, the simulation title is only related to the NES and Super NES baseball series by their name.

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July 18, 2017

Super Smash Bros Games for 3DS and Wii U Updated 3DSWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 7:13 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo

Now with support for Bayonetta... Amiibo.

Support for the last Smash Amiibo releasing this week has necessitated an update to the two last Super Smash Bros games.

Both Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U have been updated to version 1.1.7 as of tonight. The updates are necessary to add support for the six new Smash Bros series Amiibo that will release Friday (two versions each of Bayonetta, Corrin and Cloud).

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Nintendo Switch Online Application Now Live SwitchMobi

by Donald Theriault - 6:59 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

Can't use it quite yet, though.

The Nintendo Switch Online application can be downloaded now, though it is currently in a maintenance mode until Splatoon 2 launches.

Android and iOS stores in the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan and Europe have all confirmed the app's availability. Launching the app right after its release showed the server "under maintenance" with a 2816-0700 error code.

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July 17, 2017

Wii U Receives First System Software Update in Eighteen Months WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 6:52 pm PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Nintendo

The dead cat bounce update.

The Wii U has become a little bit more stable.

A new system software is now available for Nintendo's previous console, version 5.5.2U. The first system software update for the system since January 11 of last year, the update notes are simply "Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience".

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July 15, 2017

First Splatoon 2 Splatfest Results Announced Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:56 pm PDT
Total comments: 11 Source: Splatoon 2

Who has the force of LAW on their side?

The exhibition Splatfests have wrapped ahead of Splatoon 2's release, and coming with the new game is a new scoring system. Popularity, solo battles and team battles are compared, with the winner of two of the three claiming the victory.

North America / Europe: Ice Cream 2, Cake 1 (76-24, 51-49, 47-53)... Read more...

July 13, 2017

Nintendo Downloads - July 13, 2017 SwitchWiiU3DS

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

That's a lot of Switch games again.

For the second week in a row, a full hand of Switch games are hitting the shop. Perry reviewed Death Squared for us, while David L picked up I and Me out of its European release last week. There's also the odd looking De Mambo, and a puzzle game that bears a more-than-striking resemblance to Threes.

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July 12, 2017

ARMS 2.0 Now Available: New Character, Multiplayer Fixes Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:12 am PDT
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And a new goal to strive for.

A new update for ARMS has added a new character, mode and top rank among other changes.

Version 2.0 adds final boss Max Brass to the playable roster, as announced at the end of Nintendo's Treehouse Live presentation at E3. A new Versus mode has also been added called Headlok Scramble, as well as the ability to reach level 20 in Ranked play and view records of play on the main menu.

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July 10, 2017

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Makes Switch Debut In September Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:50 am PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Namco Bandai

A 50 hour game, but it's 20 if you remove the charging of attacks.

Bandai Namco will unleash the dragon on Switch this fall.

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 has been announced for release on September 22 in North America and Europe. The Switch version will offer a six-player local option as well as optional motion controls for throwing Kamehameha at opponents.

The base game is a combat RPG with a player-created fighter taking part in an original story set in the Dragon Ball universe.

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WWE 2k18 Enters The Switch Arena Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:36 am PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: 2K Games

Finally, you can have a Brock Lesnar match last more than six minutes.

The WWE will return to Nintendo consoles this fall after a five year hiatus.

WWE and 2K announced today that the annual wrestling franchise will have a Nintendo Switch version this year. WWE 2k18 launches October 17 alongside the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions, with early access for preorders four days earlier.

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July 6, 2017

RiME On Switch Has "No Official Release Date" As Of Now Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 2:43 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Grey Fox

Cool your jets: Rime is not officially delayed to winter

RiME, according to publisher Grey Box, does not have any official release date at the time.

The Switch game, which came out on other platforms in May, was most recently slated for a summer 2017 release on the system. On Nintendo's official site, its release date changed to "Winter 2017".

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Splatoon 2 Direct Roundup: Pre-Launch Splatfest Announced MobiSwitch

by Donald Theriault - 7:43 am PDT
Total comments: 8 Source: Nintendo

It was more than a refresher.

The Splatoon 2 Direct has wrapped, showing off new weapons and returning characters plus a first look at the Nintendo Switch Online app.

Updates will be available to add gear, stages and weapons for up to a year, with Splatfests running for up to two years. The first Splatfest will actually be... Read more...

Nintendo Downloads - July 6, 2017 WiiUSwitch3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:09 am PDT
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You ever get the feeling you're about to be upstaged?

With Splatoon 2 just a couple of weeks away and its Direct hitting an hour after press time, there's a bit of a rush to get Switch software out before we all become squids / kids in a couple of weeks. For instance, North America has four brand new Switch titles this week including Implosion: Never Lose Hope (check our YouTube page for video), Bulb Boy, and lamb solitaire title Shephy.

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