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June 29, 2020

PowerA Launching Small Nintendo Switch Pro Controller in August

by Neal Ronaghan - 9:00 am PDT
Total comments: 1

Coming bundled with a carry pouch, the Nano Enhanced Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch is meant for gaming on the go.

The Nano Enhanced Wireless Controller is coming out this August from reliable Nintendo third-party accessory company PowerA.

Retailing for $49.99, the smaller controller is modeled after the Switch Pro Controller or more specifically, PowerA's own Enhanced Wireless Controller. Charging via a USB-C-powered... Read more...

June 27, 2020

Jupiter Celebrating Sega's Anniversary With Special Picross Game Switch

by Donald Theriault - 4:25 pm PDT
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Like Club Nintendo Picross, except with more hedgehogs.

Jupiter is hooking Picross up to blast processing.

As part of BitSummit Gaiden, Jupiter announced Picross S: Mega Drive & Mark III Edition. No release date was given for the game, which will pay tribute to the systems known as the Genesis and the Sega Master System in North America.

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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered To Offer Launch Day Demo Switch

by Donald Theriault - 4:19 pm PDT
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With the option to play way more for just one purchase.

Players will be able to try a big portion of the upcoming remaster of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles.

A new trailer for the game announced a Lite edition to come out the same day as the full game (August 27). Players will be able to play with full multiplayer for three missions, and connecting to a purchased copy will allow for playing up to 13 dungeons.

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Inti Creates Announces Bloodstained Curse Of The Moon 2 Launch Date, Unveils Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 4:11 pm PDT
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A busy week for the retro throwback kings.

Inti Creates made a pair of announcements at the overnight (North America time) opening of BitSummit Gaiden.

The first is a release date for Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2, which was unveiled at the New Game Plus expo earlier this week. The sequel to 2018's classic whipper will land on July 10, and it can be preloaded now for US$14.99. All of the original game's characters will return for the sequel.

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June 26, 2020

Update Fixes Multiple Issues in Star Wars Episode 1: Racer Switch

by John Rairdin - 2:30 pm PDT
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The suns are back!

Star Wars Episode 1: Racer on Nintendo Switch has been updated to version 1.0.1. This update fixes multiple issues that were present in the launch version of the game. Lens flares and their accompanying sources are back in place and motion controls can now be toggled from the options menu.

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June 25, 2020

Animal Crossing: New Horizons First Summer Update Details Released Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:10 am PDT
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The German judge gives that dive a "nein".

The first of two summer updates for Animal Crossing: New Horizons will add some new encounters and ways to find treasure.

Launching on July 3, the update will add the ability to find items underwater which can be donated or traded to Pascal for new DIY recipes. Gulliver will also appear with a pirate theme.

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Avicii Invector Coming To Switch With Included DLC Tracks On September 8 Switch

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

The late singer's birthday will be marked with a new release.

The Switch will be getting some rhythm at the end of the summer.

Avicii Invector, the rhythm game featuring the late artist, will launch its Encore Edition on September 8. Previously released on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, the Switch version will be bundled with ten songs sold as DLC on the other platforms.

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Nintendo Downloads - June 25, 2020 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:04 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

Believe women.

The headliner I'm watching for this week is Collar X Malice, the latest Aksys-published romance game, the long-awaited localization of Mr. Driller: Drill Land, and a new adventure game from the writer of the Danganronpa series called Death Comes True. There's also Episode I Racer, which I suppose I should be interested in, but if it doesn't have either of Tatooine's suns what's the point? which appears to be fully functional now.

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June 24, 2020

Pokemon Unite Revealed, In Collaboration With Tencent SwitchMobi

by Donald Theriault - 6:16 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Pokemon Company

Unite up with way more than 101 Pokemon.

The Pokemon Company's "major project" teased last week is a collaboration with Tencent.

Pokemon Unite is a 5v5 team battle game that will appear on Switch and mobile with cross-platform play. Players will choose a Pokemon to start and capture wild Pokemon to take goals on an action map.

No release date was given for the project.

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June 23, 2020

New Game Announcements From The New Game Plus Expo Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:25 am PDT
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A busy day for fans of anime, RPGs, and anime RPGs.

The New Game Plus Expo's presentation showed a host of announcements for Switch - only a handful of games shown aren't coming to the platform.

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Trails of Cold Steel IV had its 2021 Switch release reconfirmed. Fallen Legions: Revenants, the sequel to 2018's Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory,... Read more...

Blaster Master Zero 2 Getting New Gardening DLC Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:30 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Inti Creates

Bloodstained isn't the only tool in the Inti Creates shed.

Inti Creates wasn't done with new announcements following the reveal of Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2.

New DLC for Blaster Master Zero 2 focused on the plant girl Kanna will be available on June 29, for US$1.99. In the DLC, the objective is to make Kanna grow by collecting bugs, mutants, and items throughout Zero 2's stages.

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Bloodstained: Curse Of The Moon 2 Whipping Onto Switch Soon Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:00 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Inti Creates

The gang is getting back together.

Inti Creates is bringing more 8-bit Bloodstained to the Switch.

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 has been announced at the New Game Plus Expo. No release date was given beyond "soon".

Series creator Koji Igarashi has penned a new story for the sequel to the 2018 side-scroller, which will play out over multiple unlockable episodes.

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June 22, 2020

Min Min Will Be The Seventh DLC Fighter For Super Smash Bros Ultimate Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:11 am PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo

This wasn't exactly a stretch.

The seventh Smash Ultimate DLC fighter is official and will be out soon.

Min Min will be released as the first fighter of the second Fighters Pass. The release date for the pack will be June 29 (one week from today).

The new Mii costumes purchasable the same day will be Ninjara (ARMS), Heihachi (Tekken), Callie and Marie (Splatoon) and the Vault Boy (Fallout series).

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June 19, 2020

Smash Presentation To Air Monday, Announcing The ARMS Fighter Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:10 am PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo

The 7th DLC character will be the only one announced.

A challenger will be approaching Monday.

The next Smash presentation will air on June 22, at 10 a.m. ET / 7 a.m. PT to announce the ARMS representative. As with the prior demonstrations, it will be hosted by Smash lead Masahiro Sakurai.

Per the Nintendo of America Twitter, the ARMS character will be the only one shown.

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June 18, 2020

Electronic Arts Bringing Seven Games To Switch Over Next Year Switch

by Donald Theriault - 4:41 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: EA Play Live

Apex Legends, Burnout Paradise, and...?

EA is about to double their Switch output over the next year.

In a statement today during EA Play Live, the company confirmed they wold have seven "new games" on Switch over the next year. The first one is tomorrow's launch of Burnout Paradise Remastered, and will also include Apex Legends.

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Apex Legends Deploying To Switch This Fall With Full Crossplay Switch

by Donald Theriault - 4:17 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Electronic Arts

Squad up and get ready to blast.

EA is bringing one of their biggest titles to Switch this fall.

The first announcement of EA Play Live 2020 was the confirmation of Apex Legends coming to Switch this fall. The battle royale shooter debuted in January of last year, and will be starting its fifth season shortly.

The Switch version will include cross-play with Xbox, PlayStation, and PC via Origin and Steam.

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Hardcore Mecha Constructs October Switch Release Switch

by Donald Theriault - 1:00 am PDT
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Pretty much exactly what it says on the unobtainium.

The Switch is going to get an injection of intense mech action this fall thanks to an indie smash.

Hardcore Mecha, the 2019 PC release that combines run and gun action with copious amounts of mechs, will come to Switch this October from developer Rocket Punch Games and publisher Lightning Games. The game features multiple robots to blast with, along with multiplayer and a survival mode.

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June 17, 2020

Cloudpunk Coming To Switch With Limited Physical Release Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:00 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Merge Games

Being a delivery driver should not be this insane.

Famed indie cyberpunk adventure Cloudpunk is coming to Switch with a physical package as well.

The Cloudpunk delivery service will come to Switch later this year, and a physical edition will open for preorders through Signature Edition on June 25. Pricing is not available for the digital release,... Read more...

Pokemon Presents Announces New Game, Sword/Shield And Go Content MobiSwitch

by Donald Theriault - 6:36 am PDT
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Plus another announcement... next week.

The other announcements from the Pokemon Presents video:

Along with Pokemon Sword and Shield's Isle of Armor launching today, a new Raid Battle will be live for the mythical Pokemon Zeraora (introduced in Ultra Sun / Moon). Although it cannot be caught in the raids, if it is defeated one million times... Read more...

New Pokemon Snap Announced For Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:18 am PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Pokemon Company

It's actually happening thanks to Bandai Namco.

Pokemon Snap is going digital.

"New Pokemon Snap" was announced today for Switch in the Pokemon Presents presentation. More Pokemon than were present in the 1999 N64 game were shown in a 3D environment.

No release date was given for the project. According to the copyright notice at the end of the presentation, New Pokemon Snap is developed by Bandai Namco.

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