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August 16, 2019

Former Runbow, Guacamelee Devs Team Up to Make '90s-Themed Adventure Game Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 9:04 am PDT
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Mighty Yell presents The Big Con, which is probably coming to Switch but isn't official yet.

The Big Con is the first game from Mighty Yell and pitches itself as a '90s-inspired comedy adventure where you play a high school girl trying to shake down the mall to save her mom's video store.

While not 100% confirmed for Switch, the team has access to a Switch dev kit, so it's very likely. Mighty Yell has experience on the Nindie side of things, with developers who have worked on everything from Runbow to Guacamelee 2.


New Techniques, Battle Stadium Shown For Pokemon Sword And Shield Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:56 am PDT
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Try and wrap your head around one of the items.

As part of the opening ceremonies for the 2019 World Pokémon Championships in Washington DC, some new information was revealed for Pokémon Sword and Shield.

A Battle Stadium will be available for multiplayer: ranked and casual battles will be available, as well as online competitions that can be hosted by players and the ability to use rental Pokémon. Nintendo Switch Online will be required for access to the Battle Stadium.


Indie World Showcase To Air Worldwide On Monday

by Donald Theriault - 5:40 am PDT
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Could the Gamescom/PAX doubleheader be off?

A live video presentation Monday will lay out upcoming Switch indie games.

Nintendo will be airing a "Indie World" video Monday morning (August 19) at 9 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. PT / 1500 CET. The video will be approximately 20 minutes long.

"Indie World" has been used for independent games-focused...

August 15, 2019

Nintendo Sales Panic: July 2019 US NPD Group Results Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:33 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

The #1 slot wasn't going to be a contest if you knew the release schedule.

Although there was a pigskin in the room in the July schedule, Nintendo software dominated July once again for the NPD Group's US sales survey.

All data is for the period of July 7 to August 3, and is based on revenue unless noted.

In hardware, the Switch was the top selling platform of July... Read more...

Official Reveal - Switch Exclusive StarBlox Inc. Set To Release This Fall

by Perry Burkum and Casey Gibson - 4:52 pm PDT
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Seed Interactive stopped by the Talk Nintendo Podcast to give us all the details on their latest project.

Seed Interactive officially unveiled their second Switch title, StarBlox Inc., on the latest episode of the Talk Nintendo Podcast (episode 152). Blending a Tetris styled puzzler with a fighting game, it aims to capitalize on frantic local multiplayer fun. The developers, who also worked on Skies of Fury DX, plan to release the game sometime this fall.


August 13, 2019

FCC Filing Reveals Possible Super Nintendo Themed Controller For Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:14 am PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: FCC

I'd buy that at a high price.

A filing with the US Federal Communications Commission suggests that a first party Bluetooth-powered Super Nintendo controller may be coming for Switch soon.

The filing was made available this morning, though all photographs taken as part of the testing are locked until February 6 of next year.... Read more...

August 12, 2019

Nintendo Downloads - August 15, 2019 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:00 am PDT
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Celebrate with your humble news editor as he officially departs the demographic advertisers give a damn about.

Editor's note: Donald is on a vacation this week, so instead we'll be prepping the thread with some of the best of his recent Tweets. Please enjoy this lack of effort that goes with this week being a holiday week in Japan.

Inspired by @jtsknight92 I want to do a piece on Nintendo and doom, but I don't know how long it would take to go through 130 years of history.


August 9, 2019

Super Rare Announces Two Tribes Mega Pack

by Perry Burkum - 10:43 am PDT
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A collection of Two Tribes' 2001-2019 catalog all in one boxed set.

Super Rare Games is at it again, switching things up with their next release. The previously announced Toki Tori 1 and 2+ puzzlers will now be packaged alongside the robot-hacking shooter Rive, as well as the original Toki Tori Game Boy Color Version, the recently released block-matching game Swap This! and a demo of an unreleased project "Three Tribes".


August 8, 2019

August NES Library Expansion Features Two Never Re-Released In North America Games Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 6:51 pm PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Nintendo

The Switch is just leaning into this whole doom thing.

Switch Online's NES library is picking up two games in August that haven't been seen in nearly three decades.

Arriving on the 21st of this month, August's releases are Vice: Project Doom and Kung-Fu Heroes for the west. Vice: Project Doom is a 1991-published action game from Sega owners Sammy,... Read more...

Diet-Focused Roguelite Bite The Bullet Serving Up 2020 Switch Release Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:00 am PDT
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Taking the Final Fantasy Legend to its illogical extreme.

2020 will see the release of an RPG where you truly are what you eat.

Bite the Bullet, a previously announced for PC shooter with procedural generation, will come to Switch early next year as well. After filling enemies full of lead, the playable character can eat the remais which has a dramatic effect on their stat growth.


August 7, 2019

New Pokemon, Rivals Revealed For Pokemon Sword And Shield Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:21 am PDT
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...are the evil team really just fanboys and fangirls?

The latest trailer for Pokémon Sword and Shield has revealed new Pokémon and the evil group that will be dogging your adventure in the Galar region.


Some existing Pokémon will have Galar-specific forms, similar to the Alolan forms of the Sun and Moon games. A Galarian Weezing was shown, with giant smokestacks emerging from it, and a Poison/Fairy typing with the traditional Levitate ability.


Horror Title Those Who Remain Gets Publisher, Launching On Switch Later This Year Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:00 am PDT
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What is it with these small towns?

An intriguing looking horror game has picked up a veteran publisher ahead of its Switch release later this year.

Wired Productions (GRIP: Combat Racing, Vostok Inc) have announced their status as the publisher of Those Who Remain. Developed by British studio Camel 101, the game stars a man named Edward who has to survive exploration in the town of Dormont.


Children Of Morta To Join Switch Party October 15 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:00 am PDT
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This one came around in January.

Oriignally shown in January's Nintendo Indie Showcase, Children of Morta will be hitting the eShop in a couple of months.

Set on Mount Morta, the randomly generated RPG has been announced for a Switch release on October 15. A new trailer (below) shows off more of the game.

Children of Morta's eShop price will be US/€21.99, and a physical version will be distributed by Merge Games at the same time.


August 6, 2019

Ducktales Remastered To Be Delisted From Wii U eShop Friday WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 8:06 pm PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Capcom

The shiny digital future claims another victim.

Not even the Number One Dime will let you get the remastered Ducktales after Friday.

Capcom have announced that the 2013 Wii U release Ducktales Remastered will be removed from the eShop sometime during the day on Friday. 4:59 PM PT is the quoted removal time. It will be available for 75% off (US/C$3.74) until the delisting occurs.


August 5, 2019

Nintendo Downloads - August 5, 2019 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:00 am PDT
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Straight list today due to a weekendus horriblus.

North America

Switch eShop

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet ($59.99/$79.99: Friday)

Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition (US$49.99/C$62.99)

Tactics V: Obsidian Brigade ($24.99/$34.99: Friday)

Turok 2: Seeds of Evil ($19.99/$25.19: Friday)

Quench ($19.99/$24.99: Wednesday)

Damsel ($16.99/$19.99: Wednesday)


August 1, 2019

Nintendo Serving Up Free Switch Online Trial For Mario Tennis Aces Switch

by Donald Theriault - 4:24 am PDT
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If the game in North America is 1-2-Switch, we riot.

Nintendo of Europe has announced Switch Online trials similar to the one for Captain Toad in Japan, and it's a game that would actually use Switch Online.

From 7 - 13 August, European region (including Australia) Switch Online members will be able to download and play all of Mario Tennis Aces. The trial is on the eShop now for download.



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