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January 31, 2019

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth To Premiere Outside Japan On June 4 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:45 pm PST
Total comments: 3 Source: IGN

The frontline of Makoto, Chie, and Persona 3's female main character is officially known as "The Best Girls".

After its Australian rating, Persona Q2 has a confirmed release date for the rest of the world.

The crossover dungeon crawler will release outside Japan on June 4. Two editions will be available: the standard edition for US$39.99 that comes with pins of the four Persona protagonists represented in the game, or a "Showtime" edition for $69.99 that will add playing cards and a 5" plush of Persona 3's pet Koromaru.

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Nintendo Financial Results Briefing Reveals Switch Online Userbase And More Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 6:18 pm PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Nintendo NY now has a sister store.

Nintendo held their shareholder briefing following this morning's earnings release today, and made a couple of announcements during the presentation.

Nintendo Switch Online has seen more than 8 million users since launch, including users part of family plans but not counting free trials. With Switch... Read more...

Dr. Mario World Announced For Mobile: Launching Early Summer Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 5:59 pm PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

In collaboration with... *checks* the makers of their favorite messaging app.

Mario is going to have a busy summer on phones.

Nintendo has announced Dr. Mario World will be available this summer on smart devices. The title will be a free-to-play title with microtransactions; the nature of them has not been disclosed.

Continuing their trend of moving beyond their initial... Read more...

January 30, 2019

Mario Kart Tour Delayed To Summer Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 11:45 pm PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

Always helps to get the quality up.

Mario Kart Tour's release just got hit with a Bullet Bill, a blue shell and lightning.

Nintendo confirmed in their earnings release today that the mobile Mario Kart was now targeting a summer 2019 release. Ensuring game quality was cited as the reason for the delay.

The sixth Nintendo mobile title has been talked about in multiple financial reports and earnings meetings, but has not yet been shown publicly.

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Nintendo Releases Q3 2018 Financial Results Switch

by Donald Theriault - 11:38 pm PST
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo

Did somebody order Wii-like profits? Because we got 'em.

At the close of business today in Japan, Nintendo released their earnings and other results for the first nine months of the 2018 fiscal year. The results were largely focused on the third quarter (October 1 -> December 31), the busiest season for Nintendo all year.

All figures quoted are in yen. A comparison based on current market rates to US$ is provided for convenience, Nintendo assumed ¥111 to $1 during this period.

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January 29, 2019

Smash Version 2.0 Now Available: Adds Piranha Plant And Multiplayer Spirit Board Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:38 pm PST
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

Curse you, Petey the potted Piranha Plant!

Smash Ultimate version 2 is now live, bringing a host of adjustments and a new challenger.

The update, available now from the eShop, brings Piranha Plant to the game for those who have entered the code received when registering the game or purchasing it digitally. A multiplayer option has also... Read more...

January 28, 2019

Switch Firmware 7.0 Released; Adds New Language Support

by Donald Theriault - 6:15 pm PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

Some big news for our readers in (or from) Southeast Asia.

A Switch system update is now available that makes the system more of a polyglot.

The 7.0 update adds Korean language support to the console, as well as Simplified and Traditional Chinese (the latter referred to as "Taiwanese" in Nintendo's update notes). Switch was sold for nearly 14 months in South Korea before the language support was added.

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Nintendo Downloads - January 31, 2019 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:00 am PST
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo

There will be a test at the end, by the way.

OK, so Dragon Marked for Death comes out this week, but what's the deal with it?

Let's see... there's two versions of the game coming out Thursday. Of the four playable characters, two are playable in the different versions and the other two can be bought as DLC. There's a physical edition coming March 26, and that has all four in it. Clear?

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January 25, 2019

Metroid Prime 4 Development Rebooted: Now Retro Studios Project Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:16 am PST
Total comments: 34 Source: Nintendo

How about a nice bombshell for your Friday morning.

Metroid Prime 4 is headed back to the drawing board.

Nintendo's senior managing Executive Officer Shinya Takahashi has made the announcement on Nintendo's video channels that due to difficulties with the project, Metroid Prime 4 has reset development. Series producer Kensuke Tanabe will be working with Retro Studios, who developed prior Metroid Prime titles in a previous incarnation, to create the game.

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January 23, 2019

Indie Highlights Recap - January 23 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:31 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

European indies dropping bombs over here.

Nintendo of Europe and prominent independent developers made a host of announcements in today's Indie Highlights video.

Wargroove and SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech were announced, with the former releasing on February 1 and the latter in 2019. Plug-In Digital presented Double Kick Heroes, a... Read more...

Wargroove Takes To The Battlefield February 1 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:27 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Chucklefish

The armies of war are steadily advancing.

After nearly two years of waiting, we finally have a date for Wargroove.

The Chucklefish-published strategy RPG in the vein of Advance Wars and its predecessors will launch on February 1 for Switch. It was originally announced in a 2017 Nindie Showcase video.

A cinematic trailer is now available:

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SteamWorld Crosses To RPGs With SteamWorld Quest Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:21 am PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Thunderful

I think we can dig that.

The SteamWorld robots are crossing into another new genre.

Thunderful announced SteamWorld Quest: Epic of Gilgamech in today's Indie Highlights video, for a 2019 release. As with previous SteamWorld titles, Quest is a side-scrolling game, though with a focus on card-based combat.

It is not known where on the series timeline Quest will be placed.

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January 22, 2019

Nintendo Sales Party: December 2018 US NPD Group Results Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:42 pm PST
Total comments: 1 Source: NPD Group

You know it's a good month when Nintendo even wins accessories.

December 2018 saw Nintendo walk off with multiple sales records, according to the NPD Group.

All sales figures for the period of December 2 - January 5, and refer to revenue figures unless noted.

In hardware, the Switch was the best selling console of the month with the highest dollar sales... Read more...

Knights of Pen and Paper Double Pack Coming Physically To Switch

by Perry Burkum - 10:53 am PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Super Rare Games

Courtesy of Super Rare Games

Super Rare Games (SRG) keeps on doing their thing with their newest set of releases Knights of Pen and Paper, as well as it's sequel Knights of Pen and Paper II. This will be SRG's 11th and 12th release, and will feature:

- Two fully assembled switch games, each with a (lick-able) cartridge

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"Indie Highlights" Video To Air Tomorrow From Nintendo Of Europe

by Donald Theriault - 6:12 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo of Europe

Last time, we went to prison. This time...

Nintendo of Europe will be showing another Indie Highlights video tomorrow.

The presentation will air at 1500 CET / 9 a.m. Eastern time. It isn't known what will be in the presentation, but the focus will be on independent titles hitting Switch in 2019.

The last video from NoE focused on indies released August 20, and featured release dates of The Messenger and Windjammers, plus the stealth launch of Bad North and Prison Architect.

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Official Smash Bros Ultimate, Splatoon 2 Tournaments Announced: Finals At PAX East Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:53 am PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

If you want to ship up to Boston, here's your chance.

Nintendo will be holding a couple of large tournaments over the next two months ahead of PAX East.

The Super Smash Bros Ultimate North American Open and Splatoon 2 North American Inkling Open will have online qualifiers in February, with Smash Bros's extending into March, with the grand finals to be held at the PAX East expo in Boston on March 30. Registration for the events is now live: Smash, Splatoon 2.

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January 21, 2019

Nintendo Downloads - January 24, 2019 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:30 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

It's dystopic platformer time.

Good to see you made it this week, thought you were still busy with Vesperia. What's looking hot?

We've got the opening of an apparent winter of Devolver, as their "dystopian" platformer Pikuniku is out this week. The F2P shooter Smite comes out on Thursday with a Founder's Pack available, and the Patrick Stewart-narrated My Memory of Us.

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January 18, 2019

Cross Platform Fighter Power Rangers: Battle For The Grid Strikes In April Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:39 am PST
Total comments: 7 Source: Hasbro

No word on if Rita will be available after taking over the land of the dead in Fire Emblem Heroes.

As part of the series's 25th anniversary, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is getting a new cross-series fighting game.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid is a 2D fighting game slated for Switch release in April, digitally for $19.99 US for the base edition. A Digital Deluxe package, containing three additional characters with story modes, will be $39.99.

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January 17, 2019

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth Rated For English Release 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 5:23 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Australian Classification Board

We probably won't hear about it until after Nexus, though.

What could possibly be the final major third party 3DS localization has received a rating in Australia, heavily hinting toward a localized version.

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth has received a "M" (Mature) rating in Australia. The rating lists "Multi Platform", but in Australia most titles are submitted with that platform choice by default.

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Game Freak-Developed Action Platformer Giga Wrecker Alt Releasing Soon On Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:12 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Rising Star Games

And for the curious, drills are involved.

Another one of Game Freak's side projects will be coming to Switch soon.

Rising Star Games will publish Giga Wrecker Alt, a console version of a sidescrolling platformer that was previously available on Steam's Early Access, "soon" according to a new trailer. A limited physical version will be available from Limited Run Games as well.

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