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February 26, 2021

Panzer Dragoon II Zwei Remake Coming Later This Year Switch

by John Rairdin - 7:01 pm EST
Total comments: 1 Source: Twitter

Apparently

In a somewhat odd move, Forever Entertainment's official Panzer Dragoon twitter account seems to have confirmed a release window for Panzer Dragoon II Zwei Remake in the replies of another tweet. The reply confirms that the game is aiming for a release sometime this year.

We're planning to release Panzer Dragoon II Zwei: Remake this year. 😎

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GameFreak Goes Open World With Pokemon Legends: Arceus In Early 2022 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:31 am EST
Total comments: 4 Source: Pokemon Company

"Where is your god now?" "Uh, they're in my Switch."

The next game from Game Freak is a tale of myth and legend.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus, launching in early 2022, is set in the Sinnoh region several hundred years before the events of Diamond and Pearl. Although the battles will be traditional, the world will be fully open for exploration.

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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl Announced For Late 2021 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:26 am EST
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Heading back to the world that first brought us online and Garchomp.

Pokemon's 25th anniversary will be headlined by a celebration of a 15th.

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are remakes of the original 2006 DS releases that will release on Switch in "late 2021". The games will be developed by ILCA, who also created the Pokemon Home app for Switch and mobile.

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Stunning, Chill Mech Adventure Stonefly Coming to Switch This Summer Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 10:00 am EST
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It's a coming-of-age story about a girl and the family heirloom mech she loses.

Stonefly is a tranquil mech action-adventure game coming to Switch this summer from developer Flight School Studios (2019's Creature in the Well) and MWM Interactive.

Players control Annika, a young female inventor who goes on a quest to recover her dad's prized mech after she loses it. Along... Read more...

February 25, 2021

Subnautica and Subnautica: Below Zero Emerge on Switch on May 14th.

by Willem Hilhorst - 6:22 pm EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Unknown Worlds

Time to take the plunge

Unknown Worlds announced today that the oceanic adventure Subnautica and it's sequel Subnautica: Below Zero will launch on the Nintendo Switch on May 14th. While Subnautica: Below Zero has been in early access for quite some time, both it and its predecessor were revealed to be coming to Switch during... Read more...

Second Caligula Effect RPG Being Localized In Fall Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:28 am EST
Total comments: 1 Source: NIS America

Really though, what's wrong with being friendly with a thoroughbred?

NIS America is returning to high school this fall with a newly-announced localization.

Announced in the Japanese-language Nintendo Direct last week for a June 2021 release in Japan, The Caligula Effect 2 has been picked up for localization by NISA with a "Fall" release date listed. A limited retail edition is now available on the NIS America online store, as is company policy.

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Visual Novel And RPG Hybrid Gnosia Launching March 4 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:15 am EST
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Before you crack Among Us jokes, this is a single player game.

A featured game from the last Indie Showcase will be hitting next week.

The sci-fi visual novel Gnosia, previously announced for localization in December, will launch on Switch next Thursday (March 4) after originally targeting a "late January" date. The retail price will be US$24.99 or equivalent.

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Pokemon Presents Presentation Airing Tomorrow

by Donald Theriault - 8:46 am EST
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Will the Hoopanings leave everyone Infernape? Only one way to find out.

Pokemon's 25th anniversary is this Saturday and we're getting some announcements the day before.

The Pokemon Company will air a "Pokemon Presents" video tomorrow at 10 a.m. ET / 7 a.m. PT / 1600 CET, or midnight on the 27th JST. No length has been given for the video TPC have confirmed the video will be approximately 20 minutes long.

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February 24, 2021

Donkey Kong-inspired Platformer Stitchy in Tooki Trouble Coming Soon to Switch

by Jordan Rudek - 10:17 pm EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Game Drive

Replace corn with bananas and you get the idea.

Missing some side-scrolling Kong action? Well, Stitchy in Tooki Trouble from developer Polygoat will soon be running and jumping all over your Switch screen. Set against a colorful backdrop, players will guide Stitchy through over 25 stages in this experience designed for all ages. Take on mine cart rides, boss battles, and fire-breathing robots on your quest to reclaim your corn from the evil Tooki.

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Star Wars: Republic Commando Returns April 6 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 11:00 am EST
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Probably should have come out 29 days later, but what do I know.

The Switch is rapidly becoming the home for wayward Star Wars.

Aspyr Media's next re-release of a classic Star Wars game will be 2005's Star Wars: Republic Commando, which is available for preload now and will release on April 6 for $14.99.

Republic Commando is a tactical first-person shooter... Read more...

Pyra And Mythra Demonstration Video For Smash Ultimate Airing Next Thursday Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:05 am EST
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

The tag team of swords gets the full Sakurai, as expected.

The next Smash character demo is a bit more than a week away.

A demonstration video for Pyra and Mythra, announced for Smash Ultimate last week in the Nintendo Direct, will air next Thursday (March 4) at 9 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. PT / 1500 CET. The video will be roughly 35 minutes long.

The video will be focused entirely on Pyra and Mythra with accompanying Mii costumes and other items: no other fighters will be discussed.

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February 23, 2021

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 Coming to Switch in 2021 Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 11:30 am EST
Total comments: 1

Before they become Blizzard, Vicarious Visions is doing one last job on a Nintendo platform.

Tony Hawk is returning to Nintendo platforms for the first time in a decade as Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 is coming to Nintendo Switch in 2021.

Activision confirmed to us that Vicarious Visions, the developer of the original Xbox One/PlayStation 4 release in 2020, is returning to port the... Read more...

February 22, 2021

Nintendo Downloads - February 25, 2021 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:00 am EST
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

What else is out this week besides Bravely Default: The New Class?

It's the rare occasion in which you can debate whether a Nintendo published game is the big game of the week: Bravely Default III: This Time It's Personal is countered by the full release of Persona 5 Strikers to give those who enjoy RPGs a coronary. But this week is busy even beyond that: the planning spreadsheet for this week runs 40 deep and it took two and a half hours to load the list.

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February 21, 2021

Fighting EX Layer: Another Dash Announced For Switch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:52 am EST
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One of Nintendo's recent partners is bringing their competitive fighter to the portable arena.

The Switch will soon be home to another technical fighter.

Arika have announced an exclusive-to-Switch version of their Fighting EX Layer games - Fighting EX Layer: Another Dash - will come to Switch as at least a timed exclusive. More details on the game are expected on April 1, though Arika have already confirmed rollback netcode will be added post-launch with delay-based netcode in the game at launch.

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February 19, 2021

Giveaway: Knockout City PC Closed Beta Codes Site NewsSwitch

by - 9:42 pm EST
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Win yourselves an entry into the hottest game of team-based urban dodgeball in town!

Enter to win a code into the closed beta for the newly revealed multiplayer "dodgebrawl" game "Knockout City" from Electronic Arts and Velan Studios! The closed beta runs Saturday and Sunday on PC in the NA and EU regions, so suit up!

And don't forget to check out our hands-on preview of "Knockout City" to get a taste of the action!

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Diablo II Achieving Resurrection On Switch This Year Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:57 pm EST
Total comments: 3 Source: Blizzard

Stones of Jordan do not refer to one of our review editors.

The Arcade Collection isn't Blizzard's only return to the old school for Switch.

The long-rumored Diablo II remaster will come to Switch this year - with cross-platform play - as Diablo II: Resurrected. The original PC title released in 2000, though was made compatible with modern PCs as late as 2015.

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Blizzard Announces Collection Of Classic 16-Bit Era Titles Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:33 pm EST
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"The stage is set, the green flag drops..."

Blizzard has announced a return to their days as Sculptured Software at this weekend's BlizzCon.

The Blizzard Arcade Collection is a compilation of three 1993-94 games that all appeared on the Super Nintendo: co-op puzzle platformer The Lost Vikings, futuristic combat racer Rock 'n Roll Racing,... Read more...

February 18, 2021

Monster Hunter Presentation Announced For March 8 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:28 pm EST
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The monsters in this presentation are a lot bigger, on average, than the monsters we'll be presented with next week.

Capcom is throwing a Monster Hunter week to get everyone ready for Rise.

The first presentation will be an update video for Monster Hunter Rise and Stories 2, which will air Monday, March 8 at 9 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. PT. A hunting tutorial and developer Q&A will follow on Tuesday at the same time, with a community live stream to air at a time to be announced on the 11th (Thursday).

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February 17, 2021

Monster Hunter Rise System And Pro Controller Coming To North America Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:02 pm EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo Direct

These won't be coming cheap.

The whole world will be able to hunt with the Monster Hunter Rise Switch this March.

The themed system and Pro Controller previously announced for the rest of the world were confirmed for North America as well, launching March 26. The system will come with a Deluxe download code for Rise for US$369.99, while the Pro Controller will have an MSRP of US$74.99.

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Other News From The February 17 Nintendo Direct Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:49 pm EST
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo Direct

Strap in, a 50 minute show means a lot to go over.

Other items of note from today's Nintendo Direct:

A new title "Neon White" was announced from Annapurna Interactive and developer Ben Esposito (Donut County). The stylish first person shooter is due for a "winter 2021" release. NIS America will be handling publishing duties for World's End Club from... Read more...

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