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September 30, 2021

Capcom TGS Show Announces New Monster Hunter Details Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:04 am EDT
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As is apparently required by some obscure corner of Japanese law we don't have time to look up.

Capcom has given new details on Monster Hunter as part of their Tokyo Game Show presentation, including first details on the recently announced Sunbreak expansion.


The flagship monster for Sunbreak will be the dragon from the trailer in last week's Nintendo Direct, and it was given the... Read more...

September 29, 2021

Three More "Recharged" Titles Coming To Switch, Black Widow Targets October 28 Launch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 11:00 am EDT
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It turns out Centipede was just the harbinger of an invasion.

After decent critical reception, Atari is continuing on with their "Recharged" line of arcade remixes.

Following today's launch of Centipede Recharged, the latest iteration of the pre-NES company has announced three new games in that vein for release. The first will be Black Widow Recharged, which is slated to launch October 28 and attempts to modernize the 1982 vector-based shooter.


Shin Megami Tensei V English Dub Cast Announced Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:00 am EDT
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The professor is probably more talkative than they were in Fodlan.

Shin Megami Tensei V has brought in some heavy hitters for its English voice cast.

A new trailer has confirmed a large portion of the voices for the Western version of the game. The protagonist will be voiced by Casey Mongillo, whose previous voice credits include the Scorbunny family in the Pokemon... Read more...

September 28, 2021

New Pokemon Legends: Arceus And Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl Trailers Released Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:17 am EDT
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Happy birthday to the original Diamond and Pearl, by the way.

On the 15th anniversary of Pokemon Diamond and Pearl's Japanese release, The Pokemon Company have dropped new trailers for the two Sinnoh-set games releasing in the next few months: Pokemon Legends: Arceus and Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl.

Legends Arceus will feature character customization...

Super Nintendo World Japan Planning To Add Donkey Kong World For 2024 Opening

by Donald Theriault - 8:13 am EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

A big week for the big ape.

Super Nintendo World is about to expand with Kong.

Nintendo and Universal Studios Japan have announced plans to expand the existing Super Nintendo World to include a Donkey Kong-themed world. No specific attraction names were planned, though a "roller coaster, interactive experiences and themed merchandise and food" are promised with guests "able to take a walk on the wild side".


September 27, 2021

Nintendo Downloads - September 30, 2021 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:00 am EDT
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There are two things ascending this week, and one of them is my credit card bill.

Sometimes, I blow my good material for this column ahead of time. Take this week, for example:

If you are a Switch dev who's thinking of shadowdropping something in NA next week:Don't.There's already nearly 50 games announced. You'll get buried like Booker T in Seattle.


September 24, 2021

Details For Sega Genesis Online Play And Capabilities Of NSO N64 Controller To Be Announced Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 7:40 pm EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

We asked Nintendo a couple of burning questions.

We had a couple of questions for Nintendo regarding details of the Expansion Pack for Nintendo Switch Online, but Nintendo is not forthcoming with details yet.

Following yesterday's Nintendo Direct, we inquired to Nintendo about whether the Sega Genesis games would have online play in the Nintendo... Read more...

Koei Tecmo Reveals New Warriors Title Based On Touken Ranbu Franchise Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:55 am EDT
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If you're not familiar, imagine if every Xenoblade 2 blade was a hot dude.

The next series to get the Warriors treatment from Koei Tecmo is one of the more unique Japanese franchises.

The combo kings have revealed Touken Ranbu Warriors, recently announced in Japan, will launch in the West on May 24, 2022 as a digital-only title. Touken Ranbu is a free to play web-based... Read more...

September 23, 2021

Other News From The September 23 Nintendo Direct Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:22 pm EDT
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Strap in, this'll be a bit of a list.

Other news items from today's Nintendo Direct:

After dropping on PC last week, the "Deltarune Chapter 2" update will be available for the free Undertale sequel later today. Dynamic racing game Hot Wheels Unleashed will pull into the garage on September 30. The critically acclaimed Disco Elysium will... Read more...

Triangle Strategy Announces Release Date and Addresses Player Feedback Switch

by Alex de Freitas - 7:11 pm EDT
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Working title no more.

The team behind Square Enix’s Triangle Strategy has officially announced the release date, dropped the working title and revealed changes in today’s Nintendo Direct. These changes were made according to player feedback in the survey that came packaged with February’s demo. These changes and additions include:


New Details on Story DLC for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Switch

by John Rairdin - 7:04 pm EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo Direct

Let the lore speculation begin!

Nintendo has finally detailed the upcoming story DLC for Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity entitled Guardian of Rememberance. The DLC will release on October 29th. It will include a new story including battles focused on both Kakariko and Gopanga village. New characters including Robbie, Purah, and... Read more...

Castlevania Advance Collection, Actraiser Renaissance, Two Namco Arcade Archives All Out Today Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:56 pm EDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo Direct

You knew about the first one, but the second was... GOOD LORD.

The Nintendo Direct announced four different titles that will be available shortly on Switch:

After practically every ratings authority on the planet announced it, Konami released the long-awaited Castlevania Advance Collection. It contains the three Game Boy Advance Castlevania games (Circle of the... Read more...

Mario Golf: Super Rush Gets Second Major Update Switch

by John Rairdin - 6:55 pm EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo Direct

Has Ninji always had button nipples?

Mario Golf: Super Rush will recieve a new, free content update later today. This update is to include both Koopa Troopa and Ninji as playable characters. Two new courses are also being added in snow and desert themes.

This follows after the previous update which included a New Donk City course based on the level of the same name in Super Mario Odyssey.


Chocobo GP Drifting Exclusively to Switch Switch

by John Rairdin - 6:49 pm EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo Direct

Why don't the chocobo get cars too?

Square Enix has announced a Mario Kart style racer themed around the Final Fantasy series during today's Nintendo Direct. It will release as a Nintendo Switch timed exclusive in 2022.

Featuring recognizable Final Fantasy characters, class types, and of course chocobos. The reveal trailer shows... Read more...

First Bayonetta 3 Footage Shown, Slated For 2022 Launch Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:42 pm EDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Nintendo Direct

So... can you pet the Astral Chain dog?

Nearly five years after its announcement, Bayonetta 3 has finally been revealed in full.

The high-speed character action title is now slated for launch in 2022, and will feature multiple giant summoned monsters and new techniques for Bayonetta. A new character was also shown at the end of the trailer, though details on who the character is are unknown.


Mario Movie Update from Miyamoto

by David Keremes - 6:40 pm EDT
Total comments: 8 Source: Nintendo Direct

Not a new game, but more Mario is always good

Nintendo also announced some key voices for its characters.

Chris Pratt as Mario, Anya Taylor-Joy as Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, Jack Black as Bowser, Keegan Michael Key as Toad, Seth Rogan as Donkey Kong, Charles Martinet who has played the voice of Mario for years will be involved with some special cameos.


New Splatoon 3 Details Revealed Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:37 pm EDT
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So would Splatsville be the city of order if that last Splatfest went the other way?

We have new details on Splatoon 3, including a setting and single player details.

The multiplayer portions showed the traditional 4v4 Turf War, but with new weapons such as mecha and grappling hooks. Details of the single player mode "Return of the Mammalians" (pronounced mam-aliens) were also shown.


New Expansion Pack For Nintendo Switch Online Coming In Late October, Including Nintendo 64 And Sega Genesis Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 6:31 pm EDT
Total comments: 14 Source: Nintendo Direct

Well, that was certainly out of nowhere.

An expansion pass is coming to Nintendo Switch Online, with a couple of major new platforms.

The "Expansion Pass" will launch in October, with two new platforms: Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis. There will be an increased cost, though members will be able to upgrade. More details will be available closer to the launch.


Classic Star Wars RPG Knights Of The Old Republic Pulls Out Of Hyperspace Nov 11 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:20 pm EDT
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It's not a remaster, but let's see how it holds up.

The force will be with Switch owners in November.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, the 2003 BioWare-developed RPG set in the legacy Star Wars universe, will be released on Switch November 11.

A remastered version of the game was announced two weeks ago as a PlayStation 5 / PC title, but with no release date.


Kirby and the Forgotten Land Launching Spring 2022 Switch

by Joel A. DeWitte - 6:18 pm EDT
Total comments: 4

The pink puffball finds himself in an abandoned world.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land was announced in today’s Nintendo Direct. Kirby’s new adventure is a fully 3D game with familiar powers and a world that appears abandoned and overgrown from a past civilization.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land is scheduled to release Spring 2022.



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