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February 27, 2019

Pokémon Sword and Shield Revealed, Launching Late 2019 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:16 am EST
Total comments: 26 Source: Pokemon Company

It's a whole new world to explore.

The next Pokémon adventure has been revealed, along with its first new Pokémon.

Pokémon Sword and Shield will release in late 2019 for Switch. Sword and Shield take place in the Galar region, an island with a wide variety of climates and environments.

The three starter Pokémon will be the chimp-like Grookey, the fire rabbit Scorbunny, and the water lizard Sobble. Gyms are mentioned as returning after being absent from Sun and Moon.


February 26, 2019

Handmade Adventure Trüberbrook Creates April 17 Release Date Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:26 pm EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Headup

The physical version won't be far behind.

Independent games are often described as "handmade" but an upcoming Headup title takes that to new heights.

Trüberbrook, a German-developed adventure title, will release on the Switch eShop on April 17, with a physical version to follow two days later. Each character in the game was individually constructed by hand, with small flourishes added to make them stand out when digitized.


Atmospheric RPG To The Moon Launching On Switch In Summer Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:18 pm EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Freebird Games

Because MV isn't out yet, they had to remake it from the ground up.

A beloved adventure RPG will soon make its console debut on Switch.

To The Moon, an episode adventure that originally released on Windows in 2011, will be launching on Switch this summer. The tale of attempting to piece together a dying man's memories won several awards for story in its initial release.


EVO 2019 Games Announced: Includes Release Window For Samurai Shodown Reboot Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:36 pm EST
Total comments: 5 Source: EVO

Looks like the CRT TVs will be confined to the side tourneys this year.

The world's largest fighting game tournament has revealed its 2019 game lineup, including a new game reveal

The new game is Samurai Shodown, an Unreal Engine 4-based reboot of SNK's 1993 fighting game. The reboot will be a part of the EVO lineup, as the game is slated to release in early summer. Previously revealed as Samurai Spirits, it was announced for Switch as part of a SNK earnings call last year.


Pokémon Direct To Air Tomorrow

by Donald Theriault - 6:06 am EST
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

On the anniversary of the series. We've been down this road before, haven't we?

A major Pokémon announcement will come on Pokémon Day.

Nintendo has announced a Pokémon Direct will air tomorrow at 9 am Eastern time / 6 am Pacific / 1500 CET. The contents of the video have not been disclosed, but the last of these videos in 2017 revealed Pokkén Tournament DX for Switch, Pokémon Ultra Sun/Moon for 3DS, and Pokémon Gold and Silver's 3DS Virtual Console releases.


Dragalia Lost Launches In Six More Countries Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 5:26 am EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Now Canadians, Brits, Aussies, and more can know the joy of getting a 5* book.

The newest update to Dragalia Lost has also come with launches in a group of new countries.

Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore all have the game available in the local App Store now. This is approximately five months after the game's launch in Japan, the United States, and more.


February 25, 2019

Trio Of Resident Evil Titles To Release In May Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:38 pm EST
Total comments: 7 Source: Capcom

"What are ya buyin'? What are ya sellin'?" "Uh, three games and a kidney respectively."

The Switch will be getting a whole lot more frightening on May 21.

Capcom have announced that the three Resident Evil titles announced for Switch last year - remastered versions of RE0, the original, and Resident Evil 4 - will all release on May 21. An "Origins Collection" with 0 and 1 will be available at retail, while 4 will be eShop only for now.


Saints Row The Third Steals May 10 Release Slot Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:28 pm EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Deep Silver

Featuring the late, great Burt Reynolds in a small role.

The Saints will be bringing their unique brand of open-world mayhem to Switch in May.

THQ Nordic through their Deep Silver subsidiary have confirmed the open-world city conquering game will be available on Switch May 10. No pricing details were announced, but all of the game's original DLC will be available in "The Full Package".


Nintendo Downloads - February 28, 2019 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:00 am EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

For the curious, we're going into March like a lion. A big, hurty, lion.

I thought this thing was supposed to cover a lot of Thursday releases. We could have delayed it until tomorrow.

Thursday has a plurality, but not a majority like most weeks. There's even the dreaded Saturday release. Things I'm watching for: Trials Rising (which has a review up now), Treasure Stack, and Toe Jam & Earl as another one of those games I played at PAX East a couple of years ago.


February 21, 2019

VOEZ Version 1.6 Adds 16 New Tracks Switch

by Joe DeVader - 6:39 pm EST
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Even more music for your fingers to dance to.

VOEZ version 1.6 has been released and adds 16 new songs to Rayark's colorful rhythm game. As is the usual for VOEZ's music library the songs cover a variety of genres including classic rock, EDM, and pop.

The full list of new songs:

- "Angel Wing" by uma

- "energy" by yourmythos

- "Festival Lights" by Mr. Fantastic


Reggie Fils-Aime Stepping Down As NOA President, Bowser To Succeed Him

by Donald Theriault - 12:02 pm EST
Total comments: 16 Source: Nintendo

A decade and a half of names taken and asses kicked.

There is about to be a change at the top of Nintendo of America.

Nintendo of America announced today that current president Reggie Fils-Aime will be retiring on April 15. Doug Bowser, Nintendo's current senior VP of sales and marketing, will succeed him in the role.

Reggie started with Nintendo...

February 20, 2019

Nintendo Sales Panic: January 2019 US NPD Group Results Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:32 pm EST
Total comments: 4 Source: NPD Group

Apparently the #1 game in the country came out under the Devolver Digital "Earliest Access" program.

Nintendo started off 2019 with some strong hardware numbers and a solid performance in software, though not enough to overcome hordes in that department.

All sales figures are US only, from January 6 - February 2, and are dollar-based unless otherwise indicated.

In hardware, the Switch was the...

February 18, 2019

Shovel Knight King Of Cards, Amiibo Delayed SwitchWiiU3DS

by Donald Theriault - 4:48 pm EST
Total comments: 6 Source: Yacht Club Games

Darn that additional polish.

Yacht Club Games isn't quite free from the 8-bit adventures of Shovel Knight yet.

The company's latest blog update has confirmed that the King Knight pack, Shovel Knight Showdown, and the 3-pack of villain Amiibo (Specter, Plague, and King Knight) has been delayed. Yacht Club cited a desire to ensure the highest quality and ensure all the physical editions required no further patching before the launch.


Nintendo Downloads - February 21, 2019 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:00 am EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

"Oh, this is gonna be a light week." "Why must you turn this news section into a house of LIES?"

So much for the easy week, huh?

Yeah, I'm never believing that again. I think the list nearly doubled between the Direct and people who think shadowdropping stuff on Thursday/Friday is a good idea.

What's the opening gambit for this week, then?

I've actually been playing this week's big release,...

February 15, 2019

Could A VR-Related Switch Announcement Be Approaching? Rumor

by Emily Rogers - 1:05 pm EST
Total comments: 7

The breadcrumbs have been laid out and sources have told us VR could be coming to Switch soon.

Nintendo World Report believes that Nintendo could make its first VR-related announcement as early as this year, according to multiple sources. We also believe that a small, select number of traditional first-party software titles may receive VR support in the not-so-distant future. While this news... Read more...

February 14, 2019

Hollow Knight's First Paid DLC Is Now A Full-Blown Sequel

by Matthew Zawodniak - 6:54 am EST
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I guess now we can keep saying all of the DLC is free!

The standalone sequel to Hollow Knight, titled Hollow Knight: Silksong, will be releasing on Nintendo Switch.

First promised as a stretch goal for the original Kickstarter campaign, Silksong was originally meant to be a DLC expansion for Hollow Knight. Team Cherry announced today that the scope... Read more...

February 13, 2019

Assassin's Creed III, Liberation Bundle Takes Sail May 21 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 3:50 pm EST
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo Direct

File under "the worst kept secret in the business".

Following multiple retailer and self-leaks, we have confirmation of Assassin's Creed III and Liberation on Switch.

The Wii U launch title (AC3) and its 2012 followup (Liberation) will be sold together starting on May 21 as Assassin's Creed III Remastered. Liberation, originally a PlayStation Vita title, will be based on the HD version.


Disney Tsum Tsum Festival On Its Way To Switch Switch

by David Lloyd - 3:36 pm EST
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Another game to enjoy in Tate Mode.

The epically cute Disney Tsum Tsum Festival will be coming to Switch later in 2019. You’ll be performing a myriad of typically Canadian activities such as curling, air hockey, etc with some of your favorite Disney characters. Up to 4 players will be able to compete online and locally, and the game will be a Switch exclusive later this year.


GRID Autosport is Coming to Switch Switch

by Matthew Zawodniak - 3:34 pm EST
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Featuring believable handling!

GRID Autosport was announced for Nintendo Switch in today's Nintendo Direct.

The realistic racing game from Codemasters and Feral Interactive will be coming to Switch this summer. The Switch version will feature all DLC from previous versions. Players will also be able to fully customize their controls and play with motion controls.


Unravel Two Climbs Onto Switch Yarnball March 22 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 3:17 pm EST
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo Direct

Did somebody order a EA game?

Yoshi isn't the only creature in the Nintendo sphere who can get woolly.

Unravel Two will be available on the eShop starting March 22. A part of Electronic Arts's partner program, the game features a pair of red and blue creatures named Yarny who try to climb their way through large worlds.

Originally, the game released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One after EA's Play conference last June.



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