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October 29, 2021

System eShops Showing April 8 Release Date For Advance Wars Re-Boot Camp RumorSwitch

by Donald Theriault - 12:18 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo eShop

It's not on the webstore or anything like that yet.

After its delay last week we MAY have a new target date for the Advance Wars reboot.

Listings on the on-device eShops in both the United States and Canada have the remakes coming out on April 8, 2022. It was originally slated for release on December 3.

Nintendo has not officially confirmed the new date, though we have requested comment.


October 27, 2021

Demo For Metroid Dread Now Available Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:30 pm EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

...really, haven't 95% of you rolled credits at this point?

If you weren't convinced by our 10/10 review of Metroid Dread, you can now try it out for yourself.

Calling it an "early Halloween treat", the demo for Dread is now live on the eShop in all regions. The amount of content in the demo is not known at this time, nor if there is any sort of save carryover.


October 26, 2021

Pikmin Bloom Is The Niantic And Nintendo Developed Pikmin App, Coming Within Days Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 8:14 pm EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Niantic

Uh, kind of hard to grow a garden in October guys. At least in the Northern hemisphere.

The 20th anniversary of Pikmin's original sprouting will feature the launch of its first mobile title.

The Nintendo and Niantic mobile Pikmin game has been revealed as Pikmin Bloom, which will roll out worldwide in the coming days (beginning in Australia and Singapore). Players will start with... Read more...

October 25, 2021

Nintendo Downloads - October 28, 2021 Switch

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

"Hey, what's your favourite scary movie?" "50 turns of Mario Party. Absolutely frightening."

Nintendo's second first party release of this month, and the one that will inevitably be the better seller because there is no God and the cage isn't thirty feet... Mario Party Superstars is out this week. And yes, they DID include some of the original's stick-destroying "rotate the stick" games,... Read more...

October 22, 2021

Advance Wars Reboot Spending More Time In Basic Training, Delayed To Spring 2022 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:08 am EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

Looks like Big Brain Academy is going alone

The holiday season has gotten just a bit lighter for Nintendo.

A Nintendo of America tweet has advised that Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp, originally slated for December 3, is now due "spring 2022". According to the notice, "a little more fine tuning" is required.

The WayForward-developed remakes were announced for Switch release outside Japan in June's Nintendo Direct.


Grand Theft Auto Trio Pulls Into eShop in November, Physical December Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:45 am EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Rockstar

Yep, there it is.

Untold number of crashed cars and other crimes are just a few weeks out.

Rockstar released a new trailer for the upcoming Switch release of the Grand Theft Auto trilogy (3, Vice City, San Andreas) and confirmed a dual release. The set will launch on the eShop on November 11, and a physical copy... Read more...

October 21, 2021

Unreleased GBA Dune Game Heading to Kickstarter

by John Rairdin - 12:29 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: The Retro Room Games

No that's not Arrakis, just some random desert planet.

A long lost Dune game for GBA may finally get an official release after 20 years as Elland: The Crystal Wars. Indie publisher The Retro Room Games has obtained the rights to the unreleased game which initially started development back in 2001. It has of course had all references to the Dune IP removed... Read more...

"Restored" Version Of Pokemon: Legends Arceus Footage Released Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:11 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: The Pokemon Company

And no James, the videographer isn't dead. Just fainted.

After some complaints about a "video" released on Tuesday, a cleaned up version has been released.

Although it does not explain how a video recording device ended up several centuries in the past, the new footage removed all the artifacting and static of the initial video. The mysterious Pokemon... Read more...

Shin Megami Tensei V Reveals DLC Plans Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:48 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Atlus

No early access, but lots of potential late recruits.

As is de rigueur for Shin Megami Tensei games, there will be options for downloadable content - including a fight against an old friend.

Atlus revealed the contents of the DLC overnight, and listings have now appeared for a Digital Deluxe version of the game (US$84.99) that includes seven bits... Read more...

October 19, 2021

Existing Ban On Dying Light Prevents Platinum Edition From Launching Digitally On Switch In Europe, Oceania Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:59 pm EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Reddit

Brought to you by the same laws that created Probotector.

Due to a ban issued for one of the week's major ports several years ago, European and Australian eShops cannot purchase Dying Light: Platinum Edition.

The survival horror title was one of the last titles to be banned from sale in Germany when it launched on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 in early... Read more...

Pokemon Company Releases "Found Footage" Of Hisui Region In Pokemon Legends Arceus Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:19 am EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: The Pokemon Company

Time for another scintillating round of "Who's That Pokemon".

A new video has dropped purporting to be lost footage of the Hisui region as in Pokemon Legends Arceus.

The two minute upload shows burst of "static", but also confirms the existence of Snorunt in the world (as it is in the Platinum version of the Sinnoh region) as well as an unknown Pokemon with white fur on its head, a red-tipped tail, and yellow eyes.


October 18, 2021

Nintendo Sales Panic: September 2021 US NPD Group Results Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:25 am EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: NPD Group

All good things must come to an end.

With people waiting for the Switch OLED, one of Nintendo's most impressive streaks finally came to an end in September according to the sales survey released by the NPD Group.

All data, unless otherwise noted, is based on dollar sales for the five week period of August 29 - October 2. Select third parties include digital sales in their reports, but Nintendo does not.


Nintendo Downloads - October 21, 2021 Switch

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

Are we going to have to haul this week before the Senate before it gets assassinated?

Unlike the last couple of weeks, we don't have a consensus GOTY here - sure, Dying Light is an old game but it's not really one that blew up in the higher consciousness the same way Tetris Effect or Disco Elysium did. Meanwhile, we'll have a review up shortly for The Caligula Effect 2 - which is good,... Read more...

October 15, 2021

Nintendo Switch Online N64 And Genesis Controllers Now Available Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 10:42 am EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo Store

It'd be most impressive if they had Transfer Park functionality on the N64 one.

The promised N64 and Genesis controllers can now be purchased from the Nintendo store.

US customers can obtain their N64 controller here or their Genesis controller here. Each controller is $49.99 US.

Although the Genesis controller is a 3-button model, the N64 controller will have built in rumble; foregoing the need for a Rumble Pak.


Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack To Also Include Otherwise Paid DLC Beginning With AC: New Horizons Pack SwitchMobi

by Donald Theriault - 10:26 am EDT
Total comments: 22 Source: Nintendo

...this might be cliche, but now how much would you pay?

It's not just going to be WinBack and M.U.S.H.A. in the Expansion Pack for Nintendo Switch Online.

During the Animal Crossing: New Horizons presentation, it was announced that the Expansion Pack would grant access to the "Happy Home Paradise" DLC. This would be included along with the previously announced Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis libraries.


Future Animal Crossing: New Horizons Content Detailed In Latest Animal Crossing Direct. Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:23 am EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

Brewster's not known for being fashionably late, is he?

The Animal Crossing Direct has revealed content both free and paid for Animal Crossing that will start with the version 2 update November 5. This will be the final major update for the game.

The cafe teased in the Direct will be in the museum, and various residents can be summoned with Amiibo (figures... Read more...

October 13, 2021

RFN LIVE SHOW: RetroActive for Little King's Story - LIVE NOW Site News

by James Jones - 2:49 pm EDT
Total comments: 2

We'll be talking a little Metroid Dread and Switch OLED before we get rolling on our RetroActive.

"We'll do it live!" RetroActive 50: Little King's Story is upon us and we'll be doing an RFN Live Show to commemorate it! Join us October 14 at 9 PM Eastern! This is a link for the radio feed, but it isn't live yet. However, we'll also be recording in the RFN Discord - hopefully. I'm going to try to get that to work but expect nonsense!


October 12, 2021

Monark Ascending To North American Switch Throne February 22 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:19 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: NIS America

2/22 being a Tuesday... wonder how many other publishers will want to take advantage of that.

The NIS America published "new school" JRPG Monark has staked out its release date.

The horror RPG, which is due for Japanese release this coming Thursday, will land in North America on February 22 (2/22/22) with European release to follow on the 25th. A demo for the game is available in Japan, but has no release date for the rest of the world.


Alan Wake Remastered Receives ESRB Rating For Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:09 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: ESRB

You probably know how this'll end, but let's dream of a Switch native port.

One of last week's big non-Nintendo releases might be coming to Switch after all.

The ESRB has updated the rating for the remake of the 2010 adventure game to include the Switch. It released last week on the Epic Games Store, as well as active PlayStation and Xbox consoles.

It is not known how...

October 11, 2021

Monster Hunter Rise, Sunbreak "Unable To Implement" Cross-Save Or Cross-Play With Upcoming PC Version Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:36 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Capcom

The play is no surprise, but the progress staying where it is falls under "bummer".

Monster Hunter Rise players who want to take advantage of an upcoming PC port will have to start over, and won't be able to play with Switch owners.

Following the recent Tokyo Game Show presentation which revealed Sunbreak details and also announced Rise for PC in January, Capcom posted a survey... Read more...


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