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May 31, 2019

Collection of Mana Trademark Filed for Europe ClassicSwitchWii

by Neal Ronaghan - 12:43 pm EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: EUIPO, Resetera

Square Enix appears to be bringing over some sort of Secret of Mana collection to the West.

Square Enix is applying for the trademark for the game name Collection of Mana according to a recent filing with the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office).

It is unknown exactly what this collection could be, but back in 2017, Square Enix released the Seiken Densetsu Collection for... Read more...

Indie Zelda Rhythm Game Cadence of Hyrule Narrowed to June Release Window Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 11:52 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Indie World

Cadence of Hyrule has hope for a spring launch yet.

Cadence of Hyrule, the rhythm game made jointly between Nintendo, Spike Chunsoft, and Crypt of the Necrodancer developer Brace Yourself Games, is changing its previous spring release window to the specifically the month of June, as per a recent Japanese Nintendo indie video.

First announced in...

Shovel Knight Music Coming to Just Shapes and Beats Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 11:36 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Indie World, Official Twitter Account

The intense rhythm game will add some Jake Kaufman tunes in the future Just Shovels and Knights update.

Just Shapes and Beats will be the next indie game to feature Shovel Knight when the Just Shovels and Knights update comes in the near future.

The update was revealed in Nintendo's Japanese indie video Indie World, showcasing the game's main theme as well as King Knight's theme. The exact amount of new songs wasn't revealed.


May 30, 2019

Smash Ultimate 3.1.0 Adds Labo VR Support And Amiibo Fighters To Online Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:29 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

And of course, the dreaded stability.

A new update has added a couple of oddball features to Super Smash Bros Ultimate.

The version 3.1.0 update, available now, has added support for the Labo VR goggles. Similar to modes in Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey, the support for the VR is single player only: either watching 4 CPUs or doing 1v1 CPU battles.


May 29, 2019

Full Lineup Revealed For Upcoming Contra Collection Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:31 pm EDT
Total comments: 10 Source: IGN

NES Contra? Confirmed.

Konami has revealed the full list of games for the upcoming Contra Anniversary Collection, and it's full of variations.

The collection was revealed to IGN this week, with the following included in the US$19.99 collection:

Contra (arcade, NES, and Famicom) Super C (NES) Super Contra (arcade) Operation... Read more...

NWR Patreon Reboot! Site News

by - 7:21 am EDT
Total comments: 2

New tiers, new goals, and new rewards! (FREE HAT)

Starting June 1st, 2019 we will be officially rebooting our Patreon's Tiers and Goals to help deliver what our listeners and readers want: more podcasts. We want to make it as easy as possible to support us and get exclusive content, so for only $1 anyone can become a Supporter and get access to all of our current and future Patreon Exclusive Podcasts.


May 28, 2019

Pokemon Masters New Mobile Project: Features Classic Trainers

by Donald Theriault - 6:51 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Pokemon Company

Diantha is definitely a five-star unit.

Two of Nintendo's partners have gathered for a new take on Pokémon Battling.

Pokémon Masters is a new mobile game developed by Nintendo's first mobile partner, DeNA. More details about the game will be revealed next month, but it was revealed that the game will feature protagonists, Gym Leaders, and champions from all of the prior Pokémon video games.


Pokemon Sleep Announced For 2020: Includes New Hardware

by Donald Theriault - 6:46 pm EDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Pokemon Company

Funny how Rest is a universal TM.

After a long day of Pokémon Go, the next step is Pokémon Sleep.

Pokémon Sleep is a new game app developed by Select Button, who previously released Magikarp Jump. Full details about the app and how it will use sleep to affect play were not disclosed, but the game is slated to release next year.


Pokemon Home Announced: Early 2020 Release

by Donald Theriault - 6:38 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Pokemon Company

Everything will come together in one spot. Eventually.

Pokémon Bank won't be coming to Switch directly, but an even bigger place will be.

The Pokémon Company has announced that Pokémon Home will be available in early 2020. Home will utilize Pokémon Bank on 3DS, as well as connecting to Pokémon Go, the Let's Go games, and Sword and Shield when it launches.


Detective Pikachu Staking Out Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:17 pm EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Pokemon Company

No release date or details detected.

Detective Pikachu is about to break out of the 3DS.

The sequel to the 2018 3DS game was announced for Switch tonight at the Pokémon Company strategy meeting. No release date was given, but the game will feature a "different ending" than the recent Hollywood movie.


Wii U Mario Maker Levels Cannot be Transferred to Super Mario Maker 2 Switch

by Jared Rosenberg - 10:36 am EDT
Total comments: 7

It's not possible to transfer Mario Maker stages that were created on the 3DS or Wii U over to Super Mario Maker 2.

At a recent Mario Maker 2 press event, a Nintendo Treehouse representative told NWR that courses created in Super Mario Maker for the Wii U cannot be played or imported over to Super Mario Maker 2. In addition, Super Mario Maker courses created on the 3DS are also incompatible with the upcoming Switch sequel.


Online Play in Super Mario Maker 2 Limited to Randoms Only Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 6:00 am EDT
Total comments: 13

Want to play with friends? They better be at your house.

The addition of online multiplayer in Super Mario Maker 2 comes with a major caveat according to a Nintendo Treehouse representative at a press event last week: you can only play with random players online, whether you’re seeking out co-op or competitive play. The only way to play multiplayer specifically with friends is through one system or local wireless play.


May 27, 2019

Two Pokemon Presentations Airing May 28 And June 5 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:16 am EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Pokemon Company

One has Sword and Shield, the other...?

The Pokémon Company will be busy in the run-up to E3.

A Pokémon Direct has been announced for June 5, at 9 a.m. Eastern time / 6 a.m. Pacific. The Direct will be approximately 15 minutes long and focus on Sword and Shield.

Tune in on June 5 at 6 a.m. PT for... Read more...

Nintendo Downloads - May 30, 2019 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:00 am EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

Save us, Virtua Racing... I can't believe I'm saying this.

This is getting off to a busy start this week.

There's already more stuff confirmed for this week than came out last week, even before we consider there's an archives title still to be announced. As far as what to watch for, Devolver's innovating in Catroidvania with Gato Roboto, the black and... Read more...

May 25, 2019

Star Ocean: First Departure To Receive Switch Remaster Worldwide Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:58 am EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Square Enix

The Switch is now absorbing PSP games, and I say the sky's the limit.

After nearly a quarter century, Nintendo system owners outside Japan will finally get to experience a late Super Famicom RPG.

Star Ocean: First Departure R has been announced for worldwide release on Switch today. No release window or distribution methods have been announced.


May 22, 2019

Dragon Quest Builders 2 Outlines DLC, Added To Voucher List Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:09 pm EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

The savings from one can pay for the other... in a fashion.

Dragon Quest Builders 2 had DLC in Japan, and it will be coming to the West quickly.

In addition to confirming July 12 for the sequel to last February's building game, Nintendo has announced the release plan for add-on content. A free Knickknack Pack will release on July 26 with three recipes,... Read more...

May 21, 2019

Yu-Gi-Oh Link Evolution Releasing On August 20 In America Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:16 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Konami

Attention duelists: you're going to have a busy end of the summer.

Late summer is a time to d-d-d-duel, according to Konami.

Yu-Gi-Oh Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution has drawn the August 20 release card for Switch. The game's retail release will include three limited edition cards: a spell card and two monster cards.

Link Evolution's stories span from...

Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons Comes To Switch May 28 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:02 pm EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: 505 Games

Name ten Switch ports better this *checks* week

Next week will see a critically acclaimed adventure title hit the Switch, with some unexpected co-op play.

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, which debuted on the Xbox 360 in 2013, will release on Switch next week for US$14.99. A preorder discount (10% off) is available now for the game.

The Starbreeze-developed,...

Nintendo Sales Party: April 2019 US NPD Group Results Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:30 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: NPD Group

Did Mortal Kombat pull off a chart fatality, or did a Final Fantasy come true in April?

April's sales survey from the NPD Group for the United States shows a bit of history in the software department.

All rankings based on dollars unless indicated, for the period of April 7 - May 4.

Hardware saw the Switch win for the fifth straight month, and once again be the only platform to... Read more...

Fire Emblem Heroes, Animal Crossing Pocket Camp To Stop Service In Belgium August 27 Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 5:54 am EDT
Total comments: 9 Source: Reddit

"Oh, I'll just play another Nintendo phone game." "Yeah, about that..."

Legislation has struck down two of Nintendo's mobile projects in Belgium and put others on hold.

Announcements were sent to affected players of Fire Emblem Heroes and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp this morning announcing that service for the games would end on August 27. Belgium law introduced in the wake of the initial release of Star Wars: Battlefront II (2017) was cited in the decision.



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