Mario Returns to Mobile Platforms with Dr. Mario World on 7th July

Dr. Mario makes his return next month with Dr. Mario World, a match 3 game where you’re trying to kill all the viruses before you run out of capsules.

Based on the original 1990 Dr. Mario game for the Nintendo Entertainment System, Dr. Mario World features the same core gameplay with updated mechanics that take advantage of modern smartphones by utilizing the touch screen in intuitive ways to control your capsules.

The game features Dr. Mario, Dr. Luigi, Dr. Peach, Dr. Toad, Dr. Yoshi, and Dr. Bowser and will feature 5 worlds at launch with more to come after launch. The game will require you to purchase other characters besides Dr. Mario to unlock them using either coins earned by playing the game or by purchasing their MTX Currency called Diamonds.

The game is a mobile game and thus follows the Candy Crush method of gameplay with limited lives that refill over time and a microtransaction heavy system to buy extra items and hearts. But, if you’re a casual player who doesn’t really need all those lives and items and are patient enough to not spend your money on a mobile game then you should be fine.

The game releases on 7th July Worldwide for both iOS and Android but I really want to know something. Nintendo, Waluigi when?

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Tetris 99 Has Made the Tetris Battle Royale Meme Reality

Battle Royale games are everywhere and after everybody joked ” What game is next? Tetris?” The mad folks at Nintendo actually went ahead and did it with Tetris 99.

This game isn’t a cheap rip-off or anything but is an actual certified Tetris game that is exclusive to the Nintendo Switch but only for those who are Nintendo Switch Online members.

The game is free for Switch Online Members and pits you against 98 other players in an attempt to see who is the one true Tetris God. You can mess with your opponents by sending them Garbage Blocks but the same goes for you so it’s a very risky affair.

Defeating other players will give you KO Badges which will give you an advantage for future attacks so you’ll want to be a little aggressive just to stay safe.

Tetris is one of my all time favourite games and it’s a game that is so simple yet so complex and this battle royale mode makes it so much more competitive that might just bring this game back in the limelight even though it has been a constant for a lot of people.

It sucks that the game is exclusive to the Nintendo Switch because I’d love to see this game on other platforms, maybe even with a bit cross-platform, this game could have a pretty long life. But hey, Nintendo has made this meme real and it’s actually pretty good and looks like a lot of fun.

Tetris 99 is out now on the Nintendo Switch and is available for free and exclusively to Nintendo Switch Online members.

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Nintendo Switch Online: SNES and Other Consoles Coming Soon?

Nintendo’s online paid platform Nintendo Switch Online might be getting a bunch of SNES titles added sometime soon according to what’s been datamined.

Nintendo Switch Online launched last year and was pretty lacklustre but they’ve been slowly making it more robust and worth the money. The Nintendo Switch currently has an NES app that allows you to play select NES titles with more being added over time.


Dataminers looked into the contents of the current NES switch app and found references to 22 SNES titles. The titles are as follows:

  • Super Mario Kart
  • Super Soccer
  • Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past
  • Demon’s Crest
  • Yoshi’s Island
  • Stunt Race FX
  • Kirby’s Dream Course
  • Pop’n Twinbee
  • Star Fox
  • Contra 3
  • Kirby Super Star
  • Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
  • Kirby’s Dream Land 3
  • Super Metroid
  • Super Mario World
  • Pilotwings
  • F-ZERO
  • Star Fox 2
  • Super Punch-Out!!
  • The Legend of the Mystical Ninja
  • Super Mario All-Stars
  • Breath of Fire 2

A lot of these are very famous titles from that console and it’s quite a wide selection of games. There’s been no official announcement from Nintendo about SNES titles coming to the Switch so this could very well be on its way very soon.


Another interesting thing that these dataminers found was reference to 4 emulators in the NES Switch app. These upcoming consoles could be the Nintendo64, the Gamecube and the GameBoy or the GameBoy Advanced. Switch users have wanted this for a while and if Nintendo delivers this to them, it would make paying for Online totally worth it.

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The Liar Princess and The Blind Prince Launches February 12, 2019 in NA and Europe

Deep in the forest, a solitary wolf sings. Charmed by this beautiful voice, a curious prince follows its song only to find and startle the wolf, who blinds him. Together, they embark on a journey to restore his sight. But every gift has a price in this fairy tale of love and loss.

Key Features

• Unleash Your Inner Monster – Transform at will between wolf and princess to guide the blind prince towards a cure. Weave through the dangerous forest, but be careful… A blind prince cannot survive in an all-seeing forest.

• Brute Strength Meets Sharp Wit – Various obstacles will require the wolf’s strength, and others will require the princess’s wit. With so many traps and perilous hurdles that await, can the two make it safely to their final destination?

• Lost Pages from a Forgotten Tale – With each delicate petal comes a fragment of memories shared by the wolf and the prince. Collect them along your journey and paint a vivid story of friendship, love, and loss.

 

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Dragon Quest XI for Switch titled Dragon Quest XI S

The Switch version of Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age will be titled Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age S, Square Enix announced during its Dragon Quest Paradise News Station event at Tokyo Game Show 2018.

According to Dragon Quest series creator Yuji Horii, among the meanings of the “S” in the title are “Switch,” “Special,” “Shaberu” (Speaking), and “Seiyuu” (Voice Actor).

While a release date was not announced, Horii said that it will still take a bit of time before the Switch version is released.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is available now for PlayStation 4 and PC. In Japan, a 3DS version is also available. The western release of Dragon Quest XI added new features, such as voice acting and dashing, which were not in the original Japanese release.

In response to Horii saying “Shaberu,” Dragon Quest XI producer Hokuto Okamoto added, “Even though shaberu (speaking) will be taking priority… I think there are some players who would prefer Dragon Quest without voices, and we’re keeping that in mind. Horii will be able to say more about that at some point…”

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Nintendo Direct September 2018: News and Info

In a new Nintendo Direct video presentation, Nintendo revealed that new games in two major Nintendo series are currently in development for the Nintendo Switch system. Animal Crossing for Nintendo Switch (working title), a new main game in the Animal Crossing series, and Luigi’s Mansion 3 (working title), will both come exclusively to Nintendo Switch in 2019. The video presentation also debuted a new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Switch hardware and software bundle.

The Nintendo Direct revealed a diverse lineup of games headed to Nintendo Switch, including a massive collection of classic Final Fantasy games, an HD remake of the beloved Katamari Damacy game and adaptations of some best-selling card and board games like Carcassonne and Pandemic. If that’s not already enough, the Nintendo Direct also unveiled new details for Nintendo Switch Online, highlighted a solid selection of Nintendo 3DS games and revealed more details about previously announced Nintendo Switch games like Yoshi’s Crafted World, Daemon X Machina and Mega Man 11.

“The announcements for Nintendo Switch keep coming,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “With the additions of new games in the Animal Crossing and Luigi’s Mansion series, as well as a surge of new games from our development partners, there really is something for everyone in the ever-growing Nintendo Switch library.”

Nintendo Switch

• Animal Crossing for Nintendo Switch (working title): A new mainline game in the Animal Crossing series – the first since Animal Crossing: New Leaf debuted on Nintendo 3DS in 2013 – is slated for a 2019 release exclusively on Nintendo Switch.

• Isabelle Joins the Fight!: Taking a break from assisting mayors and just being an all-around lovely pup, Isabelle from the Animal Crossing series is joining the roster as a playable fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

• Luigi’s Mansion 3 (working title): The next installment in the spooky series is currently in production and launching exclusively for Nintendo Switch in 2019.

• Nintendo Switch Online: With Nintendo Switch Online, members gain access to online play and Save Data Cloud backup in compatible games, the NES – Nintendo Switch Online collection of classic games with added online play, special offers and a smartphone app with features to make online gaming sessions more fun and engaging for supported games. In addition to Splatoon 2, more online games will support voice chat through the app, including Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, ARMS and Mario Tennis Aces. Nintendo Switch owners won’t automatically become members when the service launches on Sept. 18, so they will need to purchase an individual or family membership in order to continue enjoying their online play in compatible games. For pricing information, and to pre-order a 3- or 12-month individual membership from select retailers so you can be ready to go once the service launches, visit here for more details. A free seven-day trial will also be available. At launch, 20 NES games, including Super Mario Bros. 3, The Legend of Zelda, and the newly announced Ice Hockey and Pro Wrestling (available for the first time since its 1987 release) will be available to play, with more games added regularly.

• Nintendo Entertainment System Controllers: Playing NES – Nintendo Switch Online will feel even more authentic by using the new wireless Nintendo Entertainment System Controller, available for purchase exclusively for Nintendo Switch owners with a paid Nintendo Switch Online membership in the U.S. and Canada. This re-creation of the original, iconic NES controller comes in a pack of two for $59.99 and can be charged by attaching to a docked Nintendo Switch system. NES controllers will be available for pre-order on Sept. 18. For more details, visit here.

• New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe: Up to four players can enjoy this revamped version of the classic Wii U launch game when it comes to Nintendo Switch on Jan. 11. Mario, Luigi and Toad return as playable characters, and are joined by Nabbit and Toadette, who can also turn into Peachette by getting a Super Crown, offering new ways for beginners to play together with friends and family. New Super Luigi U, the first platformer with Luigi in a starring role, will also be included in New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe at no extra charge. Between both games, there are a whopping 164 courses to play. Mamma mia!

• Yoshi’s Crafted World: Play as an adorable Yoshi traveling through a world crafted from household items like boxes and paper cups in this new Nintendo Switch platforming adventure. After traveling through a perfectly constructed stage, players can start at the goal and journey back to the start on the “flip side,” the backside of the course, to discover secrets. Yoshi’s Crafted World launches on Nintendo Switch in spring 2019.

• Nintendo Switch Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Set: This upcoming Nintendo Switch bundle features the Nintendo Switch system – complete with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate branded Joy-Con controllers and dock – and a download code for the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game, all at a suggested retail price of $359.99. The Nintendo Switch Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Set launches on Nov. 2. (The download code for the game won’t be active until the game launches on Dec. 7.)

• Final Fantasy Extravaganza!: High-definition versions of some of the most beloved Final Fantasy games of all time are coming to Nintendo Switch. This includes Final Fantasy VII, IX and X / X-2 HD Remaster, as well as the recently released Final Fantasy XII: The Zodia Age. This is the first time any of these Final Fantasy games has been released on a Nintendo system. Starting today, Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD will be available to download in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch. In addition, three other games in the Final Fantasy universe will launch on Nintendo Switch in the near future: The leveled-up edition of Worls of Final Fantasy Maxima launches Nov. 6, Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon Eevery Buddy! launches this winter and Nintendo GameCube co-op game Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition with online multiplayer and no need for a link cable comes to Nintendo Switch in 2019. Kupo!

• TOWN (working title): Game Freak, the developer of the Pokémon series, has created a new RPG for Nintendo Switch. In TOWN, players must take up arms against invading monsters, all within the walls of a single village. TOWN launches for Nintendo Switch in 2019.

• Super Mario Party: In the newly revealed Sound Stage mode, up to four players can each shake a Joy-Con in rhythm-based gameplay, while the River Survival mode offers the series’ first four-player co-op. Plus, there’s 80 new mini-games, a single-player Challenge Road, the mini-game gauntlet Online Mariothon and much more. Super Mario Party launches for Nintendo Switch on Oct. 5 and is available for pre-purchase on Nintendo eShop and the game’s website beginning today.

• Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!: During the adventure, players will be able to overcome obstacles with their partner Pokémon (either Pikachu or Eevee) using Secret Techniques. These are skills that only partner Pokémon can use, like chopping down trees, traveling across water or soaring in the sky. Both games launch exclusively for Nintendo Switch on Nov. 16. A bundle that includes a Pikachu and Eevee themed Nintendo Switch system and Joy-Con, a Pokémon: Let’s Go! game and the Poké Ball Plus controller will also be available on the same day.

• Katamari Damacy Reroll: “Na naaaaah na na na naaah na na naaaaah na na na na na naaaaaaaaah.” Fans of the groundbreaking Katamari Damacy game can hum its theme song at a moment’s notice. But new fans will be joining the chorus when an HD remaster of the classic game comes to Nintendo Switch, complete with HD Rumble, gyro control and multiplayer support with the Joy-Con controllers. Katamari Damacy Reroll launches in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch on Nov. 30, with the physical packaged version coming winter 2018.

• Asmodee Digital: With a literal Tabletop mode, tabletop gaming is a perfect fit for Nintendo Switch. To prove it, Asmodee Digital is bringing full adaptations of best-selling card and board games like Carcassonne, The Lord the Rings: Living Card Game, Pandemic, Munchkin and Catan to Nintendo Switch, starting this December.

• Daemon X Machina: In this stylish action game first revealed at E3, the world and its inhabitants are on the brink of extinction. As a mercenary, players will pilot a powered suit called an Arsenal and face runaway AI. Defeat enemies and acquire parts that can be equipped on the fly or brought back to base to craft new armaments. Use additional tactics by changing between projectile and melee attacks or take the fight on foot to gain an advantage in battle. Daemon X Machina launches for Nintendo Switch in 2019.

• Capcom Beat ’Em Up Bundle: Some of Capcom’s most classic arcade games like Final Fight, Captain Commando and Knights of the Round are coming to Nintendo Switch with up to four-player local or online play. This also includes games that have never launched on home consoles before like Armored Warriors and Battle Circuit. The digital version of this bundle launches in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch this winter.

• Cities: Skylines: The acclaimed city-building game is available today in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, which means players can manage resources, improve quality of life, energize businesses and stimulate growth anytime or anywhere.

• Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: When the acclaimed strategy game comes to Nintendo Switch on Nov. 16, it will do so with an exclusive four-player wireless LAN multiplayer mode.

• Mega Man 11: The Blue Bomber is back! Mega Man 11 rocks on Nintendo Switch on Oct. 2, with a free demo already available in Nintendo eShop. In addition, players will be able to unlock helpful in-game items for use in the full game by tapping the existing Mega Man amiibo figure, or a new Mega Man amiibo figure, which is included exclusively in the Mega Man 11 – amiibo Edition.

• Splatoon 2 Version 4 Update: Starting tonight, the first set of weapons in the Kensa Collection is coming to Splatoon 2 as part of the new Version 4.0 update. These familiar weapons are painted with stylish monotone designs. In addition, significant new Splatfest changes are coming as part of this update. In early October, Version 4.1 will bring a new stage, new songs and more Kensa Collection weapon sets complete with new sub and special weapons. Check out the Squid Research Lab Tumblr for more details.

• Mario Tennis Aces Version 2.0 Update: After downloading a free update to the action-packed sports game on Sept. 19, players will have access to a new online co-op mode that lets players participate in time-limited missions with other players. Players who complete objectives while these missions are active will receive special outfits, characters with alternate color schemes and more. Also, be on the lookout for new upcoming playable characters like Birdo, Shy Guy, Koopa Paratroopa and Petey Piranha.

• Diablo III: Eternal Collection: The Nintendo Switch version of this classic action-RPG will send players on a journey through Sanctuary, where they’ll vanquish the armies of Hell and plunder powerful loot as one of the seven playable classes. Up to four players can adventure together via local or online multiplayer. The Nintendo Switch version of the game features the exclusive Legend of Ganondorf cosmetic armor set, compatibility with all amiibo figures and more. Diablo III: Eternal Collection launches Nov. 2.

• Starlink: Battle for Atlas: Do a barrel roll and defeat Wolf’s team in Star Fox missions, exclusive to the Nintendo Switch version of the game. Starlink: Battle for Atlas launches for Nintendo Switch on Oct. 16.

• Two RPGs on the Way!: Fans who love playing role-playing games anytime and anywhere are in luck! The World Ends with You: Final Remix from Square Enix launches Oct. 12 and Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country – which is available for pre-purchase on Nintendo eShop starting today – comes to Nintendo Switch on Sept. 21 in stores and Nintendo eShop, or on Sept. 14 for owners of the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Expansion Pass.

• Warframe: New fans can join more than 38 million players for free-to-start co-op space-ninja action when Warframe launches for Nintendo Switch on Nov. 20.

• NBA 2K19: The highest-rated basketball simulation franchise returns to Nintendo Switch with NBA 2K19, now available.

• NBA 2K Playgrounds 2: Get ready to jam in the sequel to the smash-hit NBA arcade game, coming to Nintendo Switch this fall.

• Just Dance 2019: With Just Dance 2019 on Nintendo Switch, there’s no excuse for players to not get down to Camila Cabello, Bruno Mars and Cardi B. at home, in the middle of the park or even at the dentist’s office! Just Dance 2019 launches on Oct. 23.

• EA Sports FIFA 19: EA ports FIFA 19 is fast approaching, and players can pre-purchase now so they won’t drop the ball when it launches for Nintendo Switch on Sept. 28.

• Team Sonic Racing: Gotta go FAST! Like, really fast. Team Sonic Racing launches for Nintendo Switch this winter.

• LEGO DC Super-Villains: Why so serious? Play as The Joker, Harley, Lex Luthor and the rest of the best of the worst in the new LEGO DC Super-Villains game, launching for Nintendo Switch on Oct. 16.

Nintendo 3DS

• Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn: The hit Wii game Kirby’s Epic Yarn is warping to Nintendo 3DS. Every stage in the original Wii version is stitched in, but this Nintendo 3DS version has some new features, like the ability to craft bigger yarn balls, summon bead-collecting wind and play two new modes featuring familiar faces King Dedede and Meta Knight. Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn is scheduled to launch for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems in 2019.

• Mario and Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey: One of the most acclaimed games in the Mario & Luigi RPG series is getting a remake on Nintendo 3DS. In addition to the game’s revamped graphics and refined gameplay, a new side story follows Bowser Jr. as he gathers an army, creates formations, supports his allies with an arsenal of moves and generally causes chaos (in the best way possible). Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey will prove two adventures are better than one on Jan. 11.

• Luigi’s Mansion: Two players who each own the game can team up to explore and capture ghosts in Luigi’s Mansion, a Nintendo 3DS remake of the classic Nintendo GameCube launch game. This new version of the game also features amiibo support. Tapping one of the four compatible amiibo will reveal where Boos are hiding and heal Luigi when he talks to Toad, among other bonuses. Luigi’s Mansion will haunt the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on Oct. 12.

• Yo-Kai Watch Blasters: Whether players throw their allegiance behind the Red Cat Corps or the White Dog Squad, Yo-Kai Watch Blasters lets players team up with friends locally or online to tackle the most action-packed battles in the series yet. A free “Moon Rabbit Crew” software update on Sept. 27 will add new missions, new areas to explore, new Yo-kai to befriend and new Big Boss Yo-kai. Yo-Kai Watch Blasters: Red Cat Corps and Yo-Kai Watch Blasters: White Dog Squad are now available for Nintendo 3DS.

Warframe For Switch Launches November 20

Free to play Sci-fi Ninja Warframe on Switch

The Switch version of the free-to-play space ninja action game Warframe will launch on November 20, developer Digital Extremes announced. It is currently available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Here is an overview of the game, via Digital Extremes:

About

With more than 38 million registered players worldwide, the cooperative, free-to-play hit Warframe is a third-person online action game set in an evolving sci-fi world. Warframe gives players the chance to master the Warframe armor as the enigmatic Tenno, a race of ancient warriors wielding blade and gun, who are awakened from centuries of cryo-sleep by the mysterious guide,Lotus,to restore order throughout the Solar System.

Key Features

  • Space Ninja Action: Play solo or assemble two-to four-player squads in epic PvE or PvP battles as a blade and gun wielding warrior with insane parkour moves, mind-bending powers and endless missions to master throughout the Solar System.
  • Your Warframe: Each Warframe possesses a different set of devastating offensive and defensive Abilities that can be increased and modified to help change the course of any battle; don’t miss the infinite cosmetic customization combinations players refer to as ‘Fashion Framing’. Show off your style
  • The Foundry: Collect artifacts, blueprints and resources to craft unique weapons and new Warframes.
  • Mod System: Collect, combine and create custom Mods to tailor your Warframes, weapons, pets and Sentinels to create a deeper, more personalized experience.
  • Clan Dojo: Unite your clan: Build rooms, new weapons and lavishly decorate your Clan Dojo, plus hone your skills in one-versus-one duels against your clan-mates.
  • Sentinels and Pets: Add a fierce companion to accompany you into battle; choose from hovering mechanical Sentinels or Kavats and Kubrows, the sci-fi versions of cats and dogs. Collect precepts to train your Sentinel and pets for battle, protect you from enemies, gather artifacts and more.
  • Automatic Mission Generator: Never experience the same mission twice with procedurally configured levels for a unique raid every time.
  • Open Worlds: Explore beyond the caves and corridors through the vast Plains of Eidolon; spend the day and night visiting with inhabitants, fishing, flying and battling the mysterious Spectral Sentients.
  • New Content Monthly: The depth of gameplay and playability continually evolves with major monthly content updatesthat are meaningful and game changing,not just cosmetic additions.
  • Warframe Nexus: Stay in tune while away from the game with the iOS and Android Companion App –receive Alerts to critical missions. Track your Foundry progress and stay up-to-date on all aspects of Warframe through the extensive Codex database.
  • Fair Economy AAA F2P: A constantly evolving, feature rich, Free-to-Play game with AAA quality production value along with gamer and industry wide praise of its fair Free-to-Play economy.

Watch the Switch release date announcement trailer below.

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Switch System Update Version 6.0.0 Launches September 18

Switch system update version 6.0.0 will launch on September 18 at 5:00 p.m. PT / 8:00 p.m. ET, Nintendo announced.

It should be noted that after installing the update, you will no longer be able to unlink your Nintendo Account from your Switch user account.

After the update is launched, the Nintendo eShop will be under maintenance until 8:00 p.m. PT / 11:00 p.m. ET.

After the maintenance is complete, Nintendo Switch Online memberships will be available for purchase. Switch owners will not automatically become members when the service starts, so a membership needs to be purchased in order to avoid disruption of online play.

 

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