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March 30, 2019

Nintendo Announces Smash, Splatoon 2 World Championships For June In Los Angeles

by Donald Theriault - 4:54 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

They will occur on E3 Day -2.

Nintendo held the US finals for their Smash and Splatoon 2 tournaments today, and the champions will be advancing to pre-E3 weekend.

The 2019 World Championships for Splatoon 2 and Super Smash Bros Ultimate will be held in Los Angeles on June 8. The US champions will face teams from Europe, Australia and Japan in 4v4 Splatoon 2 and 3v3 Squad Strike play for Super Smash Bros Ultimate.

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Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection Announced For Fall Release Switch

by Donald Theriault - 4:38 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: SNK

Some fighting games have trouble counting to 3, SamSho's difficulty is with 6.

There will now be seven Samurai Shodowns in 2019, thanks to a newly-announced compilation.

SNK has announced a "Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection" at PAX East, which will contain the original six games (1-5 and 5 Special) in one package. The package will be out in the fall.

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Genesis Mini Console Launching September 19 Classic

by Donald Theriault - 6:30 am PDT
Total comments: 16 Source: Sega

The first ten games are about what you'd expect.

After an aborted launch last year, Sega is jumping into the mini-console game with the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive Mini.

Launching worldwide on September 19, the mini-console's emulation is being done by M2, Sega's famous in-house emulation house. 40 games will be included in the package, along with... Read more...

Sega Outlines Roadmap For Ages Lineup Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:08 am PDT
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Racing, shooters... strategy... mini-game collections?

Sega has unveiled the next several games in the M2-developed Ages line for Switch.

Virtua Racing, which was previously confirmed, was listed as "80% complete" and is likely to release soon, though no dates were given for any of the games. The newly announced games are:

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March 29, 2019

Sega Announces Pair Of 2020 Olympic Games Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:04 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Sega

Presumably they skipped Pyeongchang following the ban on the Russian Federation nailing Eggman.

The Olympics are returning to Nintendo platforms, and it won't just be mascots going for gold.

Sega has announced four different game featured around the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, with two of them coming to Switch. A Mario and Sonic at the Tokyo Olympics will launch this winter, followed by an officially licensed game for the Olympics in summer 2020.

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March 28, 2019

Twitch Prime Offering Up To One Year Of Individual Switch Online Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 6:35 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Twitch

Gotta watch that fine print.

Amazon's Twitch Prime streaming subscription service has offered a lot of downloadable loot for games, and now Switch Online time is included.

Members of Twitch Prime, which includes anyone with a subscription to Amazon Prime, can visit twitch.amazon.com/nintendo to claim a three month Switch Online individual membership code. If the membership is maintained for 60 days, a code for nine additional months will unlock.

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Bulletstorm Targets Summer Release For Duke Of Switch Edition Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:27 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Gearbox

The good news: All of the DLC is included. The bad news: ALL of the DLC is included.

Gearbox held a panel at PAX East today and took the opportunity to announce a Switch project that was teased previously.

The 2011 ultra violent shooter Bulletstorm was announced for Switch with a "summer" release. Originally developed by Polish developer People Can Fly along with Epic, the game was originally published on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2011 by Electronic Arts before Gearbox published the remastered versions in 2017.

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Perfect World Entertainment To Begin Publishing On Switch; First Game Hob Launching Next Week Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:00 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Perfect World Entertainment

With the promise of more to come

A new publisher has signed on for Switch, and their first title will be out next week.

Perfect World Entertainment, the North American branch of Chinese MMO publisher Perfect World, have announced console development. Their first Switch game is an action/adventure game called Hob that will release on Switch next week. Hob, previously a PC title, is being ported to Switch by Panic Button.

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Way Of The Passive Fist Poking Onto Switch In April Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:59 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Household Games

What happens when you take the Rope-a-Dope boxing strategy and apply it to a brawler?

A Canadian-developed brawler with a twist is now up for preload on the Switch eShop.

Way of the Passive Fist will be launching on Switch April 11. A side-scrolling beat-em-up, Way of the Passive Fist's combat revolves around parrying enemy attacks and countering when the foes run out of stamina.... Read more...

March 27, 2019

Yacht Club Games To Publish Cyber Shadow For Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 11:43 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Yacht Club Games

A high speed ninja based side scroller. That sounds like a Yacht Club joint.

Yacht Club Games have announced their newest publishing project, and it's right in their wheelhouse.

Cyber Shadow was revealed for the Switch today, with a release date TBA but with a MSRP of US$14.99. The game will be playable at PAX East this weekend.

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Overcooked 2 Baking Season Pass For 2019; First Part April 18 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:50 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Team17

It's a bit rustic.

Overcooked 2 will be bringing a buffet of content in 2019, with the first course coming next month.

"Campfire Cookout", an expansion set around a pastiche of the Scouting movement, will be available on April 18. The expansion will add a new map, four new playable chefs, and new meals to cook in the woods.

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Enter The Gungeon To Receive Final Update Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:45 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Devolver Digital

Just what we needed, more guns.

Enter the Gungeon turns three years old next week, and it's getting one final expansion to celebrate.

"A Farewell To Arms" will be the game's final free update, which will be available on April 5 (the game's third anniversary). Two new playable characters, a "Rainbow Mode" and a new dungeon will be available, as well as more guns.

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Wolfenstein: Youngblood Confirmed For Switch Release July 26 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:37 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Bethesda

It'll be easy to get both of BJ's daughters gunning, too.

One of Bethesda's E3 2018 announcements wasn't announced for Switch originally, but we'll be getting Youngblood day and date.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood, the co-op focused standalone expansion for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, will release for Switch and its originally announced systems on July 26. Set in an alternate Paris in 1980, Youngblood will star BJ Blazkowicz's twin daughters Jess and Soph as they attempt to locate their father.

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March 26, 2019

SteamWorld Quest, Duck Game Secure Release Dates Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:17 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Thunderful, Adult Swim Games

Duck Game is no relation to Untitled Goose Game, unless you're in Minnesota.

SteamWorld Quest and Duck Game are going to be following each other quite closely in a few weeks.

Image & Form's card RPG SteamWorld Quest officially confirmed its April 25 release date today, following inadvertent reveals from both the North American and European branches of Nintendo. Quest will be a Switch exclusive "for the foreseeable future".

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March 25, 2019

New Game From Gunman Clive Developers Arriving April 4 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:27 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

An acceptable portmanteau.

Hörberg Productions's follow up to the smash hit Gunman Clive series will be landing on Switch next week.

The nintendo.com game list has confirmed an April 4 release date for Mechstermination Force, the first brand new title from Hörberg Productions since 2015's Gunman Clive 2. Set in a world conquered by the malevolent MegaMechs, one or two gunners are tasked with taking them down in a boss rush format.

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Cel Damage HD Draws Up Release This Week SwitchGC

by Donald Theriault - 7:14 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

It's been nearly 20 years, but Toon TV is back on the air.

A very early title of the GameCube is coming back in high definition this week on Switch.

Cel Damage HD, a remaster of the 2002 GameCube car combat game, will release on Thursday for US$9.99/C$12.59. The release was first announced via the nintendo.com game list, but the remaster previously appeared on PlayStation Vita and Xbox One.

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Shantae 5 Announced For 2019 Release Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:01 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: WayForward

Next, Zach and TYP will summon a Lost Vikings remaster.

Get RET-2-GO again, as Shantae is making her third Switch appearance this year.

WayForward announced the game in a Twitter post earlier this evening, showing off the game's logo and confirming a 2019 release.

No other details were given in the tweet, though the replies confirm that unlike Shantae: Half-Genie Hero the game is not being crowdfunded.

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Activision Announces Crash Team Racing Will Include All 13 Tracks From Crash Nitro Kart GCSwitch

by David Lloyd - 5:05 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Activision

It’s time to prepare the graphics comparison video with the N-Gage version.

When Crash Team Racing makes it’s way to Switch on July 21 it will include not only a remastered version of the original tracks, but those from its sequel as well. Activision announced today that all 13 tracks from the Crash Nitro Kart will be included as bonus content along with the original battle arenas and modes. Crash Nitro Kart released as a follow up to Crash Team Racing on Playstation 2, Xbox, and Gamecube back in 2003

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Nintendo Downloads - March 28, 2019 Switch

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

Everyone's losing their minds over a girl who's been dead for 22 years. Oops, spoilers.

Hell of a week already, huh?

Yeah, it's not often a Nintendo first party release gets upstaged by a $20 eShop game, but consider that the eShop game is a little thing known as Final Fantasy VII. You know, the game that basically killed Nintendo for a decade, and is finally coming to Switch. Somewhere, Yamauchi is about to start haunting people.

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Report: Nintendo To Launch Two Switch Revisions In Summer? RumorSwitch

by Donald Theriault - 5:36 am PDT
Total comments: 19 Source: Wall Street Journal - Sub required, Gamespot

One for Pokémon and one for Astral Chain.

After reporting a Switch revision was in the works for 2019, sources have indicated to the Wall Street Journal that there may in fact be two Switch revisions.

The report (subscription required) posits that the revisions would be announced at E3, and release later in the summer. One revision would... Read more...

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