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Figment coming to Switch

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Bedtime Digital Games released its last game Back to Bed on Wii U. The studio announced today that its next project, Figment, will launch on Switch later this year.

Figment is described as “a whimsical adventure set in the recesses of the human mind. Nightmarish creatures have arrived, spreading fear wherever they go. As Dusty, the mind’s former voice of courage, you’ll fight the nightmares and solve an array of puzzles. As Dusty gets back to his old self, he can help the mind to face its fears.”

This week’s European Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

Switch Retail

Cave Story+ – €29.99
Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star – €54.99 (available Tuesday)
Splatoon 2 – €59.99 (available Friday)

Switch Download

ACA NeoGeo Samurai Shodown – €6.99
Boost Beast – €9.99

This week’s North American Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

Switch Retail

Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star – $59.99 (available Tuesday)
Splatoon 2 – $59.99 (available Friday)

Switch Download

ACA NeoGeo Samurai Shodown – $7.99
Boost Beast – $9.99

Pokemon GO players have waited a long time for the arrival of Legendary Pokemon in Pokemon GO. Today, Niantic finally confirmed that they’re on the way.

Legendary Eggs will begin to show up in Gyms as you go out in search of Pokemon and Raid Battles. If Trainers and their team defeat a Legendary Raid Boss, they’ll have the opportunity to catch a Legendary Pokemon. However, they can’t be left to defend Gyms.

The first event for Legendary Pokemon will be held on Saturday. If enough Pokemon are caught during the Pokemon GO Fest Challenge Windows, the first Legendary Pokemon will be unleashed in Grant Park. Then if Trainers defeat the Legendary Pokemon, it will begin to show up around the world following Pokemon GO Fest.

The official announcement about Legendary Pokemon in Pokemon GO is below, along with a trailer.

Nintendo Switch Online was never going to be the most elegant voice chat option available. Without it being built into the console itself, the solution of chatting with others while playing games requires some effort. However, some sites like Eurogamer raise some concerns in particular.

Perhaps the most troublesome aspect here is that you’ll need to have your phone screen on to properly chat online. Without it, voice chat won’t remain connected. And that unfortunately means that it’ll eat up quite a bit of battery power on your phone.

Update: Boxart and some screenshots from the Switch version:


Original: Switch is getting its first baseball game very soon. Today, it was announced that a new version of R.B.I. Baseball 17 is coming to the console in September.

MLB says that R.B.I. Baseball 17 will be the first officially licensed professional sports game to be sold at retail outlets on Switch. The game features “unparalleled MLB action and features in new ways with the Switch’s myriad and unique controller options that supports gaming everywhere.”

Here’s a brief overview:

R.B.I. Baseball, which has long featured fast paced and fun gameplay, is a full nine-inning game in less than 20 minutes with easy-to-use controls. The game features Season, Postseason, Exhibition and Local Multiplayer, including season saving and simulation capabilities. All 30 MLB ballparks are rendered in stunning detail and teams feature the latest rosters in regular updates. Players can modify lineups with complete MLB rosters or classic rosters allowing them to play their games their ways.

R.B.I. Baseball 17 launches for Switch on September 5. We’ve included an older trailer below.

Source: MLB PR

First announced for the system in 2013, 90’s Arcade Racer was supposed to eventually end up on Wii U with Nicalis as the game’s publisher. After several years though, nothing materialized, and it has been difficult to obtain an update about the situation.

That brings us to Switch. Wii U is off the table at this point, but Nicalis appears to be bringing 90’s Arcade Racer to Nintendo’s new console instead under the name ’90s Super GP. The project is listed on the company’s revamped website.

’90s Super GP is still without a release date. But since it has a new name and is coming to a new console, hopefully it’s not too far off.

An overview of ’90s Super GP is posted below.

The latest Japanese hardware sales from Media Create are as follows:

New 2DS LL – 43,315
Switch – 31,906
PS4 – 28,569
New 3DS LL – 12,101
PS4 Pro – 7,649
Vita – 4,655
2DS – 1,901
New 3DS – 1,242
Xbox One – 200
Wii U – 146
PS3 – 129

For comparison’s sake, here are the hardware numbers from last week:

Switch – 26,256
PS4 – 22,704
New 3DS LL – 11,849
PS4 Pro – 7,067
Vita – 4,572
2DS – 2,196
New 3DS – 845
Wii U – 164
PS3 – 148
Xbox One – 72

And here are the software charts:

[Review] Splatoon 2

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System: Switch
Release date: July 21, 2017
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher Nintendo


One of the best things about the original Splatoon when it first rolled onto store shelves a few years back was how it was never afraid to be itself. When creating a new IP, Nintendo didn’t choose to play it safe and instead provided completely new gameplay we had never seen before and a booming world to dive into like no other. It’s no wonder fans took an immediate liking to the concept, and throughout its near two years of support, players kept coming back. It makes perfect sense that Nintendo rolled out a sequel just in time for the Switch’s first year to put a “fresh” IP in the spotlight once again, but does this sequel provide enough to justify the 2, or does it provide “2” little?

Nintendo’s support site has updated with plenty of details about the new Nintendo Switch Online FAQ. Along with a FAQ, pages are up explaining how you create and join rooms. We’ve rounded all of the information up below.

Overview:

The Nintendo Switch Online app is available for iOS and Android devices.

The app is currently compatible with the Splatoon 2 game, giving players the ability to access SplatNet 2, invite friends to online matches, and voice chat during various game modes. Both the app’s functionality and online play are free, where available, until the Nintendo Switch Online service launches in 2018.

With the app and the Splatoon 2 game, you can access SplatNet 2 to see your online play stats, check out upcoming game stages, and more.

You can also invite friends who have the game to Private Battles, League Battles, Salmon Runs, and Splatfest Battles via social media and other services. When players are invited to a game, they’ll get an instant notification on their smart device.

The app lets you chat with friends in your Splatoon 2 online lobby and then talk to your teammates to coordinate strategy during the online match.

Requirements & Compatibility

What is required to use the Nintendo Switch Online app?

To use the Nintendo Switch Online app, you must have the following:

A Nintendo Switch and compatible game (either physical or digital).
An Android or iOS smart device.
A Nintendo Account linked to your Nintendo Switch console and smart device.
Important: The Nintendo Switch Online app service can be used by Nintendo Account holders who are age 13 and older.
A persistent Internet connection for the Nintendo Switch and smart device. Data charges may apply.

How much does this service cost?

Both the app’s functionality and online play are free until the Nintendo Switch Online service launches in 2018. After the free-trial period, the online play portion of most games and the Nintendo Switch Online app will require a paid online service subscription from Nintendo.

Where is this service available?

Within the Americas, the free-trial period, the paid service, and online play (for applicable modes in compatible games) will be available for customers in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

How do I get the Nintendo Switch Online app?

The Nintendo Switch Online app can be downloaded to your smart device from the App Store (iOS) or the Google Play Store (Android). Click here, for additional instructions.

Which smart devices are supported?

iOS: Devices using iOS 9.0 or later are supported.

Android: Devices using Android 4.4 or later are supported.

Important: While the Nintendo Switch Online app supports the above operating systems, it doesn’t not guarantee compatibility with all devices using these OS versions.

What games are supported?

Currently, the Nintendo Switch Online app is compatible with the Splatoon 2 game.

Which languages are supported?

The following 9 languages are currently supported:

English
French
Spanish
Japanese
German
Dutch
Russian
Portuguese
Italian

Do I need to use the Nintendo Switch Online app to play games online?

The Nintendo Switch Online app provides additional features, such as voice chat and the ability to send user invites over social media, but it is not required to play Splatoon 2 online.

Features & Usage

How do I use the Nintendo Switch Online app to create an online match and voice chat with other players?

For instructions on how to complete this process, click here.

Can I invite anyone or just friends to play online and chat?

When creating rooms and inviting users, you can invite friends you have from Nintendo Switch, friends you communicate with over social media or messaging apps, and other users you have recently played with through the Nintendo Switch Online app.

In addition to this, users must be age 13 years of age of older to use the Nintendo Switch Online app.

Can I use the app to voice chat with other players when not playing a game?

No. Players are not able to start voice chat communication until they have joined the Online Lounge within Splatoon 2.

Can I use the Nintendo Switch Online app on multiple smart devices?

If you would like to change devices, you can sign into a new device using your Nintendo Account. However; it is not possible to use voice chat on two or more smart devices at the same time if they use the same Nintendo Account. Each user would need to use his or her own Nintendo Account in order to voice chat with each other.

Can I use a headset or headphones for voice chat?

Yes. You are able to use headsets or headphones connected to your smart device. If using a wireless Bluetooth headphone or headset with your smart device, ensure it supports the HSP or HFP Bluetooth profile.

Please note that game sounds normally output from the TV or Nintendo Switch console will not be heard from your smart device.

If I use my smart device’s other features (texts, social media, etc.) will I be disconnected?

The voice chat will disconnect while you’re talking on the phone or using another application, but your voice chat will restart in the same room once you open the Nintendo Switch Online application again as long as the game session is still ongoing.

Parents

How do I set Parental Control restrictions?

The service can be used by Nintendo Account holders who are age 13 and older. Because the app runs on your smart device, it cannot be controlled by the parental controls offered in Nintendo’s ecosystem. To set restrictions for use of the Nintendo Switch Online app, please refer to your smart device settings.

Create a Room

From Splatoon 2:

  1. Press the X Button to open the Menu, and then select “Lobby.”
    • Select “Grizzo” instead of “Lobby” if you are joining a Salmon Run.

  2. Scroll down and select “Online Lounge.”
  3. Select “Create Room,” and use the drop down menu to select the game mode.
      • Private Match
      • League Battle (pair)
      • League Battle (team)
    Important: Only Salmon Run can only be selected when the Online Lounge is created from Grizzco.

     
  4. Select “Allow Nintendo Switch friends to join the room with a password” if you would like users without the Nintendo Switch Online app to join.
  5. Select OK to create the room.
  6. Select “Send Notification to My Smart Device.”
  7. Return to your smart device and complete the following steps.

On your smart device:

  1. Select the notification you’ve received, or open the Nintendo Switch Online app and select the room you’ve created.
  2. Select from the following invitation methods and follow the onscreen steps to send the invite(s):
    • Social Network Friend.
      • Send a URL using messaging applications or social media platforms which other players can open on their smart device to join your lounge.
    • Nintendo Switch Friend.
      • Send a notification to the smart device of players from your Nintendo Switch friend list that use the Nintendo Switch Online app.
    • User You Played With.
      • Send a notification to the smart device of players you recently played with that use the Nintendo Switch Online app.
  3. Once the other users have accepted your invite and joined the Online Lounge in Splatoon2, you will be able to voice chat with the users.

Join a Room

From you smart device:

  1. Select the notification you’ve received, or open the Nintendo Switch Online app and select “Invitation List,” and then select the room you’d like to join.
    • If you were invited via Social Network, open the URL that was sent to you by your friend.
  2. Return to Splatoon 2 and complete the following steps.

From Splatoon 2:

  1. Press the X Button to open the Menu, and then select “Lobby.”
    • Select “Grizzo” instead of “Lobby” if you would like to join a Salmon Run Online Lounge during the designated Salmon Run times.

  2. Scroll down and select “Online Lounge.”
  3. Select the room you were invited to join.

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