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September 30, 2020

Eighth Smash Bros Ultimate DLC Fighter To Be Revealed Tomorrow Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:05 am EDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo

This one won't be a soliloquy.

The second fighter of Super Smash Bros Ultimate's Fighter Pass 2 will be announced tomorrow.

Nintendo have announced the reveal of the next Smash DLC will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. ET, 7 a.m. PT, and 1600 UTC. Unlike prior character reveals, the video will only be a few minutes long and will be followed by a "brief" message from Smash director Masahiro Sakurai.


September 29, 2020

Jump Rope Challenge To Remain On eShop For Forseeable Future Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:18 pm EDT
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Maybe Super Mario 3D All Stars WON'T go away on March 31?

Jump Rope Challenge will continue to be available past the planned September 30 end date.

The free work-from-home project developed at Nintendo was slated to be pulled from the eShop sometime tomorrow, but will remain on the eShop "until further notice" according to a Nintendo of America Twitter post.


Pokemon Sword And Shield's Crown Tundra Opening October 22 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:12 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Pokemon Company

It'll be legen... wait for it...

The second part of the Pokemon Sword and Shield expansion pass will be coming in a few weeks.

Crown Tundra, the second expansion area, will be available on October 22 (North America)/23 (rest of the world) for owners of the Pokemon Sword/Shield expansion passes, along with an update for additional... Read more...

September 28, 2020

Xbox Live Indie Games Classic Shoot 1UP Coming to Switch in Two Weeks Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 4:58 pm EDT
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Fans of Radio Free Nintendo might be familiar with developer Mommy's Best Games as they have some grappling history.

Shoot 1UP DX is coming to Nintendo Switch on October 15 for $5.99.

From Pig Eat Ball developer Mommy's Best Games, Shoot 1UP debuted on Xbox Live Indie Games in 2010. The main hook is that when you get an extra live, you don't just get another number, you get an actual ship on screen to control,... Read more...

Jackbox Party Pack Makes Its Annual Release in October Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 4:48 pm EDT
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The Jackbox Party Pack 7 is due out soon with five new games, including Quiplash 3.

The Jackbox Party Pack 7 is coming to Nintendo Switch on October 15.

The latest entry in the long-running series features five new multiplayer games that all require players to use their phone or tablet as a controller. Here's the list:

Quiplash 3: Taking the spot of the "venerable classic getting... Read more...

Next Pokemon Expansion Pass Updates Coming Tomorrow Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:28 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: The Pokemon Company

Come get your birds, golems, pixies, musketeers, and gerbils.

We won't have to wait long for more details on The Crown Tundra.

The Pokemon Company has announced a video of updates on the second part of Sword and Shield's Expansion Pass will be available tomorrow at 9 a.m. ET, 6 a.m. PT, and 1300 UTC.


Nintendo Downloads - October 1, 2020 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:00 am EDT
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Itsa lotta Mario!

Although the quarter's end aims to get the most money in, the biggest release of the week is a) free, and b) temporary. Super Mario Bros. 35 drops Thursday, so hope you don't get thrown into a game with someone who's speedrunning the game given the world record is sub-5 minutes.

For those who prefer...

September 26, 2020

Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity Gets a New Trailer and Gameplay Switch

by John Rairdin - 11:15 am EDT
Total comments: 3

A closer look at each of our champions

As part of their TGS Presentation this morning, Nintendo and Koei Tecmo showed off a new trailer and gameplay for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. The trailer gives us a quick look at each of the four champions and shows off a bit more of the world. The trailer can be found below. Beyond this Nintendo... Read more...

September 25, 2020

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Details Fall Update, Returns Limited Edition Switch To Stores Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:16 am EDT
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Spooky scary skeletons...

Animal Crossing will allow for the Halloween celebrations that may not be possible otherwise soon.

The free update for the fall will feature a Halloween party from 5 p.m. to midnight local time on the 31st of October, as well as the option to buy candy and grow pumpkins for the month's DIY projects. Jack, the Halloween "czar", will also appear.


September 24, 2020

Herzog Zwei Sneak Attacks Switch eShop With Surprise Release Today Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:17 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Sega

The last Sega Ages game... for now? (Please?)

The last known Sega Ages title is now available on Switch.

The M2-enhanced version of Herzog Zwei, TechnoSoft's legendary 1990 game that was one of the first real-time strategy titles, is now available worldwide. Pricing as with other Sega Ages title is US$7.99/C$8.99/€6.99/£5.99.

A practice mode and tutorial, as well as online play, have been added to the game for the Ages release.


September 23, 2020

Symphony Of The Mask Now Live For Cadence Of Hyrule Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:50 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Brace Yourself Games

The drops just keep on coming tonight.

The final portion of the Cadence of Hyrule expansion pass is now available.

Developer Brace Yourself Games confirmed the update bringing the Symphony of the Mask story expansion is now available. New modes, dungeons, and songs among other items are included in the update.


Kirby Fighters 2 Out Now, Brings More Kirby Combat Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:20 pm EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

Thanks to the Nintendo parent site for leaking this.

Nintendo has dropped a random online fighter on the world.

Kirby Fighters 2, the sequel to 2014 3DS downloadable title Kirby Fighters Deluxe (itself a side game in Kirby Triple Deluxe), is now available on the Switch eShop. It retails for US$19.99/C$26.99.

The new Fighters 2 will feature 22...

New Online Mode Coming to Super Mega Baseball 3 Next Week Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 10:22 am EDT
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Online Leagues allows cross-platform multiplayer in a friendly or competitive environment.

Online Leagues and Watch Mode are coming to Super Mega Baseball 3 on September 29 as part of the 2020 release's fourth update.

Online Leagues was first announced as Custom Pennant Race around the game's launch and lets players create custom leagues and invite friends from other platforms (Super... Read more...

September 21, 2020

Bethesda Acquired By Microsoft In US$7.5b Deal Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:14 am EDT
Total comments: 16 Source: Microsoft

For those keeping score at home, that's 1.875 Lucasfilms.

Gaming's largest privately held publisher is off the market.

ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda, has entered into an agreement to be bought by Microsoft for US$7.5bn. This would give Microsoft ownership of properties such as Doom, Elder Scrolls, Fallout, and Wolfenstein.

Details of...

Nintendo Downloads - September 24, 2020 MobiSwitch

by Donald Theriault - 8:00 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

How coincidental that Nintendo Switch Online players get a stockpile just in time for the renewal.

The new releases are quiet, but given last week's unexpected Thursday shadowdrops among the dozen or so that came out, it's subject to change. The prime releases are Rivals of Aether, which attempts to redeem the indie Smash-like after Bounty Battle Shockmaster'd, and CastleStorm II from Zen Studios.... Read more...

September 17, 2020

Other News From The Partner Showcase Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:40 am EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

A quick rundown of some quick hits

The other titles shown off in today's Partner Showcase video:

Sniper Elite 4, set in World War 2, will be available this holiday season from Rebellion. A new trailer for Rune Factory 5 was shown, also advising of a 2021 release date. Empire of Sin showed the character creator in a trailer, but no... Read more...

Fitness Boxing 2 Announced For December 4 Release Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:36 am EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

Wait, I thought this was a 3rd party showcase?

Although today was a Nintendo partner showcase, a new Nintendo published game was announced.

Fitness Boxing 2, a sequel to the early 2019 release, will be available on December 4 with preorders open now. In North America and Europe the game is published by Nintendo.

Players will punch to the rhythm in this sequel which will have 23 songs to fight with, and save files from the original game will carry over.


Ori And The Will Of The Wisps, The Long Dark, Hades All Launching Today Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:33 am EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo


Each Partner Showcase has a shaodwdrop, but today's has gone even further beyond.

Three different games will be available today:

Ori and the Will of the Wisps from Moon Studios, the sequel to Ori and the Blind Forest that launched on Xbox One and PC in March, will be available along with a collector's... Read more...

Disgaea 6 Announced Exclusively For Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:23 am EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

And this is to go even further beyond!

NISA is bringing a Disgaea game to the Switch first, dood.

Disgaea 6 has been announced for Switch with a summer 2021 release. The main character Zed is a zombie who gets stronger every time he dies, and the game promises damage into the quadrillions and a max level of 99,999,999.

A Nintendo Switch Online trial of Disgaea 5 Complete will also be available from Sept 23-29.


Monster Hunter Rise Launching On Switch March 26: New Stories To Be Told In Summer Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:19 am EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

Let's face it: there is no way we were going into a Tokyo Game Show without an upcoming Monster Hunter.

Monster Hunter is heading to Switch again in a big way.

Monster Hunter Rise will launch on Switch exclusively on March 26, as announced in the Partner Showcase. Hunters will have to stop monsters from rampaging and will be able to grapple anywhere in the environment.

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, a sequel to the 2017 3DS release, will follow next summer.



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