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May 31, 2018

Arena Of Valor Holding Second Switch Beta Switch

by Donald Theriault - 3:39 pm EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Tencent

North American players can now join in on the fun.

Arena of Valor is looking for some more beta testers.

After their Europe-specific beta at the end of last year, the game will be running a North America / Europe beta test later this summer. People who fill out this survey will have the opportunity to participate in the closed beta.

The Switch...

GungHo Bringing Space Shooter Galak-Z, Unannounced Title To E3 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 3:30 pm EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: GungHo

The Switch is keeping the spirit of the horizontal shooter alive.

GungHo Online Entertainment has announced the contents of their E3 booth, and the Switch will be well represented.

The company announced a follow-up to the 17-Bit developed shooter Galak-Z today called Galak-Z: Variant S. A follow-up to the 2015 original, it will be a horizontal space shooter based on Japanese animation.


FIFA 19 Called Up To Switch: Not Changing Engines Switch

by Donald Theriault - 3:22 pm EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: DreamTeamFC

Nothing chilly here... yet.

After a solid first effort, FIFA and the Switch have re-upped for another season.

Electronic Arts confirmed the news to FIFA-focused site Dream Team FC, through a statement from producer Andrei Lazarescu. No release date has been given, though FIFA titles traditionally release in September.

The...

Nintendo Downloads - May 31, 2018 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:07 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: NIntendo

It all depends on your skill - face it straight!

Throw a couple dozen more games on the Switch this week as the platform continues to pile up the big guns. In stores now is the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection - even if most default kits would be suboptimal for it - as well as Vita refugee Fallen Legion and Yoku's Island Express, who will be getting its card release in a few weeks.


May 30, 2018

LEGO DC Super Villains Strike Back On Switch October 16 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:38 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: WB Games

I guess we'll add the screens and art to the Rogue's Gallery.

The oft-rumored title featuring playable DC villains is finally a reality.

WB announced that their second LEGO title for 2018 would be LEGO DC Super Villains, which will release on October 16. The full roster has not yet been revealed, but DC standbys such as Harley Quinn, The Joker, and Lex Luthor have been confirmed.


Team Sonic Racing Takes Green Flag On Switch In Winter Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:23 am EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Sega

Sadly, Danica Patrick's retirement means she won't be partaking.

After a tease in March, Sega has finally pulled the cover off their newest racing title.

Team Sonic Racing will release in Winter 2018, and will feature characters from across the Sonic franchise. A full single player Adventure Mode and up to 12-player online mode will be available.

Sumo Digital, who developed the previous Sonic Racing titles, will reprise their development role.


May 29, 2018

Pokemon Let's Go! Pikachu And Eevee Officially Announced Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:31 pm EDT
Total comments: 26 Source: Pokemon Company


After weeks of rumors and speculation, GameFreak have pulled the cover on the first full Pokémon RPG for the Switch.

Pokémon Let's Go! will release for Switch on November 16 in two versions, starring Pikachu and Eevee. The game will feature split Joy-Con co-op play, as well as online interactions.


Pokemon Quest Announced For Switch, Smartphones: Available Now On Switch MobiSwitch

by Donald Theriault - 6:20 pm EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Pokemon Company

Only 150 or more to see.

The Pokémon Company has announced a new spinoff title that will not only hit mobile devices, but the Switch as well.

Pokémon Quest has been announced and is now available on the eShop and mobile platforms. The game features Pokémon hunting on islands, with only the first 151 Pokémon confirmed for now and a gacha system deciding which Pokémon are available.


New Details And Release Date Announced For Mega Man 11 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:28 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Capcom

Thankfully, Elmer Fudd will not be repirisng his Dr. Light role.

A new trailer for Mega Man 11 has revealed a group of new features and a release date.

The first numbered Mega Man game in eight years will release on October 2, both physically and on the eShop. Preordering will include an alternate soundtrack option as DLC.

Included in the trailer are two...

May 24, 2018

Nintendo Downloads - May 24, 2018 Switch3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:05 am EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

Brought to you by $1200 wasted and a major upper body injury.

There's plenty of games for your humble lister to puzzle over this week as he returns home following severe misadventures in The Centre of the Universe. For instance, there's the Zach-reviewed duo of the Mega Man Legacy Collection, as well as caveat emptor on Runner 3, or the 3DS full-priced action of Dillon's Dead Heat Breakers.


Rhythmic Runner Lost In Harmony Striking Switch Chord June 21

by Donald Theriault - 6:00 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Playdius

Looks like the story will be a huge part.

Next month will see the debut of another rhythm title for Switch.

Playdius has announced that they will publish Digixart Entertainment's rhythm adventure Lost in Harmony on Switch June 21. A multiple award winner on mobile platforms, the Switch version will have full Joy-Con functionality including HD Rumble.


Card Based RPG A Long Way Down Dealing On Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:00 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Seenapsis

Pretty sure summoning a bunch of monsters in one turn is legal without screwing the rules.

An upcoming indie RPG for Switch will require the heart of the cards.

French indie studio Seenapsis have announced A Long Way Down, an isometric RPG with a card based battle system. In the vein of titles like Darkest Dungeon, the game is meant for multiple playthroughs.

No release date has been given for the title.


May 22, 2018

Nintendo Sales Panic: April 2018 US NPD Group Results

by Donald Theriault - 8:04 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: NPD Group

Apparently giant robots can't stand up to Angry Dad, just Pokemon can.

The NPD Group has released the results of their April sales survey and although God of War was dominant, Nintendo had another strong month.

For the period of April 8 - May 5, God of War for PlayStation 4 lapped the field in terms of game sales, and the PlayStation 4 had the highest recorded April sales since the Wii in 2009. Despite that, the Switch w/neon Joy-Cons was still the best selling individual system for the second straight month.


Japanese My Nintendo Store Offering "Second Switch" Deal

by Donald Theriault - 7:48 pm EDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Nintendo Topics

Getting closer to the one Switch per person goal.

The Japanese My Nintendo shop has added a new item which aims to widen the release of the Switch.

On their Japanese language Topics blog, Nintendo announced today that the cash store would begin selling a Switch for ¥24,980 (current Japanese Switch MSRP is ¥29,980) that would forego the dock, AC adapter, HDMI cable, and Joy-Con grip.


XSEED To Localize Japanese Rhythm Game Gal Metal Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:40 pm EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: XSEED

You will be sucked into some sick beats.

XSEED has picked up another Switch title for the fall, and it will be a banger.

The company has picked up localization rights for Gal Metal, a rhythm game developed by a team headed by former Konami developer Tak Fuji. XSEED will release the title physically and on the eShop this fall.

In Gal...

May 20, 2018

Resident Evil 7 To Come To Switch Via Cloud Play Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:38 pm EDT
Total comments: 37 Source: Capcom

Not the first time we've seen this type of game on a Nintendo system.

Resident Evil 7 is coming to the Switch, but not in the way some expected.

Capcom's main office in Japan have released a video showing "Biohazard Resident Evil: Cloud" coming to Switch on Thursday (May 24). The horror title originally released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in January of 2017,... Read more...

May 17, 2018

Nintendo Downloads - May 17, 2018 Switch3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:04 am EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

A big week for remakes and... math.

May is crawling with remakes, remasters, and pretty much every other "re" you can think of. This week's headliners are the retail duo of Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition for Switch - now with Breath of the Wild skins and all of the people getting heads caved in by Ravio - and Shin Megami Tensei:... Read more...

Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers Developers Hope For Smash Bros. Inclusion

by Neal Ronaghan - 6:00 am EDT
Total comments: 2

Could he graduate from Assist Trophy to full character?

Nintendo’s Kensuke Tanabe and Vanpool’s Jun Tsuda both hope for their character Dillon to roll into action in the next Super Smash Bros. game, as said in a recent interview.

“Wishful speaking,” Tanabe said through a translator. “But we would love it if we could see Dillon in Smash Bros.” Tsuda, the director of the Dillon games, shared the same thought.


Nintendo’s Kensuke Tanabe Has A Game Idea Starring “Super-Powered” Tingle DS3DS

by Neal Ronaghan - 6:00 am EDT
Total comments: 5

Please Nintendo: let Vanpool make this game.

Nearly a decade has passed since the last Tingle-specific game release, but the minds behind those quirky mostly Japan-only games haven’t put the weird Zelda character to rest quite yet.

“We do have an idea for a game where Tingle turns into a super-powered being,” Nintendo’s Kensuke Tanabe... Read more...

Nintendo Publishing Bandai Namco's Go Vacation On Switch July 27

by Gregory Soyk - 5:31 am EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

Something to provide a nice break from Octopath.

Nintendo is reaching back to the Wii for a summer release.

A trailer was released this morning for Go Vacation, a port of the 2011 Wii title of the same name, with a July 27 launch date announced for the Switch version. Although originally developed by Bandai Namco, Nintendo will be publishing the Switch version.



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