Jan 15

This Week in Games: “Dagron Quest” Edition

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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King comes out on the 3DS this Friday, providing some respite from the recent lack of game releases.

Unfortunately, there do not appear to be many games scheduled to launch in the next few weeks. Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World drops on February 3 and that will have to tide everyone over until the Switch and Zelda: Breath of the Wild launches in March.

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Jan 14

Suda51 To Write and Direct For the First Time in 10 Years With His New Switch Game

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Grasshopper Manufacture CEO Goichi Suda’s appearance at the Nintendo Switch Presentation was a surprise to many and his announcement that No More Heroes protagonist Travis Touchdown would be showing up on the Switch was just as unexpected.

Still, the man better known as Suda51 would not confirm whether his new game will actually be No More Heroes 3. When asked about it in an interview with 4Gamer, Suda skirted around the question, but said that he would “write all the scripts and do the direction for the first time in 10 years.”

Suda famously said that he thought a No More Heroes 3 would not happen for 15 or 20 years. However, he later amended it to 10 years or possibly sooner.

Source: 4Gamer [via NeoGAF], Siliconera

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Jan 13

Nintendo Switch Will Not Support Miiverse or StreetPass

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David Young, assistant manager of public relations for Nintendo of America, confirmed to GamesBeat that the Nintendo Switch will not make use of Miiverse, the social network launched by Nintendo back in 2012. Instead, the new console will utilize other, existing social media platforms.

Young also said that the Switch will also not support StreetPass, the feature that allows 3DS owners in close proximity to passively exchange data. The reasoning behind not including the feature goes along with Nintendo’s continued message that the Switch is not a handheld, but a home console with the ability to be played on the go.

The Nintendo Switch is scheduled to launch worldwide on March 3 and retail for $299.

Source: GamesBeat

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Jan 12

Post-Presentation Switch Details

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Even though the Nintendo Switch presentation went on for more than an hour, it was not enough time to announce everything about the new console. Additional details are popping up on the official Switch website, as well as Nintendo.co.jp.

Among the things not included in today’s presentation:

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – launching April 28
    • New characters: King Boo, Dry Bones, Bowser Jr. and the Inklings from Splatoon.
    • Revamped Battle Mode
  • Ultra Street Fighter II
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Special Edition and Master Edition bundles
    • Special Edition includes a Nintendo Switch Sheikah Slate Carrying Case, Sheikah Eye Collectible Coin, Relic of Hyrule: Calamity Ganon Tapestry and Weather-Worn Map and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sound Selection CD. MSRP of $99.99
    • Master Edition includes all of the Special Edition contents plus a Master Sword of Resurrection figure. MSRP of $129.99
  • Super Bomberman R – launching in March
  • Snipperclips – Cut it out, together! – launching exclusively in the eShop in March
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris – Coming “soon”
  • Disgaea 5 Complete
  • Sonic Mania
  • Online service details
    • Online play will be free beginning in March, becomes a paid service in fall 2017
    • Subscriber-only features planned for fall
      • Online lobby and voice chat via mobile app
      • A free NES or SNES game each month
        • Games will have online play
      • Exclusive deals on digital games and content
  • Accessory prices revealed
    • Switch Pro Controller – $69.99
    • Joy-Con controllers (pair) – $79.99
    • Joy-Con controllers (individual) – $49.99
    • Joy-Con Charging Grip – $29.99
    • Switch Dock Set – $89.99
    • Joy-Con Wheel (set of two) – $14.99
  • Switch Parental Control options
    • Use a separate mobile app to set play times, view most-played games and restrict online activity
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Jan 12

eShop Thursday: “Switch Day” Edition

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Maybe Nintendo was so focused on tonight’s upcoming Switch presentation that they did not have time to prepare anything for the eShop this week. It would definitely explain the total of two games heading to the digital storefront today.

On the Wii U, there’s F-Zero X on the Virtual Console, and on the 3DS, there’s Shift DX from Choice Provisions and Gaijin Games.

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Jan 11

Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove Announced for the Nintendo Switch

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Yacht Club Games announced today that Shovel Knight and its expansions, Plague of Shadows and Specter of Torment, are coming to the Nintendo Switch as Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove.

The company also revealed that current versions of the game will soon use the same subtitle. The reason for the change is to distinguish it from the individual campaigns, which will be sold as separate standalone titles this spring. A price increase for Shovel Knight is also planned for spring.

According to Yacht Club Games’ announcement, all current owners of Shovel Knight will automatically own Treasure Trove and continue to receive all planned free updates, which include new campaigns and features.

Planned updates include:

  • Body Swap Mode: Switches around the bodies of the main characters
  • Local Two-Player Co-op: Originally exclusive to the Wii U version, co-op play will be available for all console and PC versions
  • King Knight’s Campaign
  • Battle Mode: Four player versus mode

For anyone still unclear about Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, Yacht Club launched a FAQ page.

Source: Yacht Club Games

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Jan 10

Hori-Made Switch Accessories Leaked

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Supposedly leaked documents from a recent presentation made by accessory maker Hori show off a collection of third-party peripherals designed for the Nintendo Switch.

Items mentioned include:

A peculiar thing to note is that, of the leaked images, only two are in English: one talking about confidentiality and the Zelda skin set. The skin set image is also the only one to include a release date: March 2017.

Source: @DroidXAce [via NeoGAF]

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Jan 9

The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts Art Book Getting A Limited Edition Version

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A limited edition version of Dark Horse Comics’ “The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts” art book is set to launch alongside the standard release on February 21.

The $79.99 book will not contain any additional information, but it will have an alternate cover featuring the Master Sword and an accompanying acetate slip case designed to look like a sheath. It will also only be available in limited quantities, with only 10,000 copies being printed.

Pre-orders are currently available on Amazon.

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Jan 8

This Week in Games: “Two Weeks to Cockney Accents” Edition

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Nothing new has popped up on the release radar since last week, so things still look pretty barren for retail this month until Dragon Quest VIII on January 20.

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Jan 7

Nintendo New York Store to Host Late-Night Switch Presentation Viewing Event

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Nintendo is inviting the public to come watch next week’s Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 at their Nintendo New York store.

The exclusive event will be limited to the first 250 people to arrive. Ticket distribution will begin at 8 p.m. EST on January 12 and those selected will be able to enter at 10 p.m. EST.

The Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 is scheduled to air at 11 p.m. EST. It will address long-standing questions like the system’s launch date, price and games currently in development. Live streams of the presentation will be available on the official Switch site, along with Twitch and YouTube.

Source: @NintendoNY

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