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May 31, 2021

Nintendo Downloads - June 3, 2021 Switch

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

In the duel between Marvel and DC, your humble News Editor roots for the meteor.

This is actually the middle of a very busy period for Nintendo first party releases - this week is the fourth of five in a row in which they have a major release (with the Age of Calamity expansion pass counting for some definition of "major"), and they end up with six out of seven with Mario Golf at the end of June. This week's release is DC Super Hero Girls, based on the short lived comic cartoon.

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May 27, 2021

Game Builder Garage Will Only Support Sharing With Codes At Launch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 1:40 pm EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: IGN

The Switch's screenshot feature is going to be getting a workout.

Codes will be the only method for sharing Game Builder Garage creations at launch.

IGN confirmed in a preview that there would be no other methods supported for viewing other's games aside from the codes.

"In my hands-off preview of the game, the Nintendo representative on the call told me that... Read more...

Sonic Colors Ultimate Dashing Onto Switch In September, New Game And Compilation In 2022 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 12:43 pm EDT
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Blissfully 100% werehog free.

Sega announced a pair of new takes on classic Sonic in their 30th anniversary stream today, as well as showing off a brand new game for 2022.

Sonic Colors Ultimate is a remastered version of the 2010 Wii platformer that mixed 2D and 3D platforming. It will launch on Switch September 7, with a "Digital Deluxe" version offering early access and other content.

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Nintendo Sales Panic: April 2021 US NPD Group Results Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:22 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: NPD Group

...this is kind of late, not gonna lie.

Photography ruled the Nintendo roost in April and the Switch continued to dominate hardware sales in the NPD Group's sales survey.

All data is based on revenue from April 4 - May 1, unless noted, and eShop sales count for some publishers though notably not Nintendo or Sega/Atlus.

The Switch's... Read more...

Spiritfarer Receiving Physical Release Via iam8bit Switch

by Justin Berube - 8:00 am EDT
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And yes, you still get the updates.

One of the most serene games of 2020 is finally getting immortalized in cartridge.

Spiritfarer, the afterlife management simulation from Thunder Lotus Games, will receive a physical edition on July 27. After a listing appeared on Amazon Germany overnight, iam8bit confirmed they would be distributing the release.

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Dragon Quest XII and Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake Headline the Series' 35th Anniversary Stream

by Neal Ronaghan - 12:17 am EDT
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The latest in the series promises to change the battle system and come out worldwide at the same time.

Dragon Quest XII: The Flames of Fate was the headlining reveal during Square Enix’s Dragon Quest 35th Anniversary stream, though specific details and platforms for the upcoming game and the rest of the announcements were scarce, especially for Western fans.

No release window or platforms were... Read more...

May 26, 2021

Monster Hunter May Digital Event Reveals 3.0 Update For Rise, New Stories 2 Details Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:19 am EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Capcom

Ew, who dunked my Valstrax in a fruit bowl?

The "Monster Hunter May" event has wrapped with details on both the update for version 3 of Monster Hunter Rise, and the upcoming Monster Hunter Stories 2.

Stories 2

Players will be able to locate eggs in the world that hunt new monsties, and a form of skill inheritance with "genes" can be used... Read more...

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends Arceus Receive Release Dates Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:09 am EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: The Pokemon Company

Twenty-five years (and two months) after the original.

One of the major holiday games for the Switch will be a pair of remakes.

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl will launch in the "Friday before Black Friday" slot of November 19, with Pokemon Legends: Arceus following on January 28, 2022. A double pack of BD/SP will also be available.

Both titles were announced on February 27 with targeted release dates of "fall" and "early 2022" at the time.

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May 25, 2021

Sonic 30th Anniversary Stream To Air May 27

by Donald Theriault - 7:59 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Sega

This could be good, or Sonic '06. There's not really much in between.

A year after his 90's rival hit a milestone, the bluest of blurs is throwing an anniversary party.

Sega have announced a stream will air Thursday at noon ET / 9 am PT on Thursday (May 27) to announce "products, partnerships, and events" for the 30th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog. The original Genesis / Mega Drive Sonic game originally launched on June 23, 1991 in North America.

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May 24, 2021

The Schedule For The Summer Of Too Many Game Announcements Site News

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Since there's about 9001 different shows this summer, here's the list of the ones we're keeping an eye on.

It's the most insane time of the year...

Yes, the second summer of Too Many Game Shows is about to kick off this week, and it's time for the news desk to become busier than a one-armed paper hanger over the next... couple of months. This will be updated as new events are announced - there's at least one annual event that hasn't been revealed yet, and the specter of Nintendo dropping a Direct on us is still hanging overhead.

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Nintendo Downloads - May 27, 2021 Switch

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

For a bunch of kids escaping prison, press 1. For a demon yelling "hee-ho", press 2. For Maneater, press 3. For pirate eyes, press 4.

It's quite a busy week already, with 39 games on the docket in North America. The major one, as addressed when the digital deluxe version was spotlighted last week, is Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne for those who wish to pay extra for Dante from yadda yadda yadda. Other big games of note: The World's... Read more...

May 19, 2021

Mundaun Pencils in a May 27th Release Date for Switch Switch

by Joe DeVader - 1:15 pm EDT
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Why are so many goats appearing in horror games this year?

Ethan Winters is not the only person journeying into a village based den of terrible horrors, and I'm starting to worry about the people in Europe.

Mundaun is a horror game developed by Hidden Fields and published by MWM Interactive that was released for PC, Xbox devices, and PlayStation 4/5 back in March of 2021. Earlier today it was officially announced that Mundaun will land on Switch on May 27th, 2021.

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Super Bomberman R Online Deploying On Switch Next Thursday Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:21 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Konami

To be fair, when the search engine company couldn't figure out a search for games for a year and a half...

The online version of a Switch launch title is bringing explosive multiplayer to Switch next week.

Super Bomberman R Online, previously a Google Stadia exclusive, will launch on May 27 per Konami. The 64-player game will be free-to-play with an optional battle pass that offers cosmetic rewards and ingame currency.

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May 18, 2021

Loftwing Amiibo Launching Same Day As Skyward Sword WiiUSwitch

by Donald Theriault - 9:48 pm EDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Nintendo

I just want to fly... just want to fly...

The remaster of Skyward Sword won't just have Joy-Cons to go along with it, but also its own Amiibo.

Nintendo have revealed a new Zelda and Loftwing figure that will launch on July 16, the same day as Skyward Sword proper. It has not been announced whether or not the standard Amiibo MSRP will apply.

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Nintendo Switch Online Libraries To Add Five Games Including Two Imports May 26 Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 9:38 pm EDT
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The import collection is building up nicely.

Nintendo have revealed the next drop of games in the Super NES and NES libraries for Switch Online subscribers.

The new Super NES games dropping May 26:

Magical Drop 2 (Data East, 1996, Japan only) - a magical-girl themed puzzle game Super Baseball Simulator 1.000 (Culture Brain, 1991) - a baseball... Read more...

May 17, 2021

New Mario Golf Super Rush Trailer Shows Off New Battle Mode And Created Character Customization Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:15 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

When the plaid isn't just limited to the golfer's outfits.

A new trailer for Mario Golf: Super Rush has shown off new modes and some of the character customization for the game.

A new mode called Battle Golf was shown for the first time, which is the Speed Golf mode played on a single arena of 9 holes. The end goal will be to complete three holes before the opponents.

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Nintendo Downloads - May 20, 2021 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:00 am EDT
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Featuring, uh, everyone from every series.

For my money - and at $98 Canadian after tax, it's literally my money - the biggest release of the week is the digital deluxe, early-access version of SMT III: Nocturne HD. The hard-as-balls JRPG of 2004 has been buffed in some ways but fundamentally is still a 2004 JRPG with all that entails. (Wide... Read more...

May 15, 2021

Umurangi Generation Secures June 5 Launch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 11:08 am EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Playism

If you like your photography sims a little more apocalyptic.

New Pokemon Snap isn't the only photography game that completes its development in June.

PC hit Umurangi Generation, previously announced for Switch release, had a release date of June 5 announced at a livestream hosted by the game's Switch publisher Playism.

Umurangi Generation Switch Launch Date Trailer [EN] - 5TH JUNE 2021. #PLAYISMGameShow #screenshotsaturday pic.twitter.com/qpCdOflm25

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May 10, 2021

Zombies Ate My Neighbors, Ghoul Patrol Coming To Switch In Bundle June 29

by Donald Theriault - 10:19 pm EDT
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Hey, remember when zombies WEREN'T the most overused trope in video games?

The Switch is continuing to pile on the retro games for its library.

DotEmu posted a trailer this evening announcing a bundle of LucasArts co-op shooters Zombies Ate My Neighbors (1993) and Ghoul Patrol (1994) would come to Switch on June 29. The bundle is in co-operation with the new Lucasfilm Games label, and will include achievements and a game museum mode among other modern features.

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Nintendo Downloads - May 13, 2021 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:20 am EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

This week, the games come in pairs. Literally so for our friends in Europe.

There's four big games across two series this week in the downloads, and apparently two of them will have Discourse (tm) about what constitutes a visual novel versus an adventure game. The Famicom Detective Club holds their first Western meetings on Friday, with two separate games offering a discount... Read more...

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