Runbow developer making a new IP for Switch
Posted 3 weeks ago by Brian in News, Switch eShop | 3 Comments | 0 Likes
13AM Games, the developer behind Runbow, is hard at work on its next project which is confirmed to be an entirely new IP. Fans will be happy to hear that it’s planned for Switch. 13AM Games boss Alex Rushdy shared the news in a Famitsu interview posted today.
While we wait on the new game, Runbow will be ported to Switch in early 2018. Rushdy told Famitsu that he’s glad he can satisfy those who have been asking for it to be released on the new console. Since 13AM Games is busy with its new title, Runbow’s Switch port is primarily being handled by Stage Clear Studios.
Mighty Gunvolt Burst adds Mighty No. 9’s Call, Azure Striker Gunvolt’s Joule
Posted 3 weeks ago by Brian in 3DS eShop, News, Switch eShop | 18 Comments | 0 Likes
Two new characters have joined Mighty Gunvolt Burst. Call from Mighty No. 9 as well as Joule from Azure Striker Gunvolt are now being distributed in Japan. Each piece of DLC is priced at 200 yen.
Both characters should be going up in North America and Europe tomorrow as well. We’re unable to check the 3DS eShop, but we assume Call and Joule are also available in that version.
Source: Switch eShop
SteamWorld Dig 2 has biggest launch in SteamWorld history
Posted 3 weeks ago by Brian in News, Switch eShop | 12 Comments | 0 Likes
Image & Form indicated last week that SteamWorld Dig 2 was off to a fast start on Switch after only having been available for a couple of days. Today, the company shared more on the game’s strong debut.
Image & Form says that SteamWorld Dig 2 is the biggest launch in SteamWorld history. It has sold faster than any other game the team has made previously. Specifically on Switch, SteamWorld Dig 2 is “topping the charts in as good as every country.”
What’s most encouraging of all is that Image & Form has “already earned back most of the game’s total development budget.” That bodes well for the studio going forward.
Source: Image & Form PR
Media Create sales (9/18/17 – 9/24/17)
The latest Japanese hardware sales from Media Create are as follows:
Switch – 43,426
PS4 – 18,396
New 3DS LL – 8,726
New 2DS LL – 8,508
PS4 Pro – 5,418
Vita – 3,707
2DS – 1,659
New 3DS – 379
PS3 – 87
Xbox One – 76
Wii U – 56
For comparison’s sake, here are the hardware numbers from last week:
Switch – 44,052
PS4 – 19,322
New 3DS LL – 10,650
New 2DS LL – 8,761
PS4 Pro – 5,338
Vita – 3,847
2DS – 1,726
New 3DS – 428
PS3 – 99
Wii U – 86
Xbox One – 57
And here are the software charts:
Nintendo reveals additional details about Nintendo World Championships 2017
Posted 3 weeks ago by Brian in General Nintendo, News | 2 Comments | 0 Likes
Nintendo has isssued a new announcement covering additional details about the Nintendo World Championships 2017.
First, Metroid: Samus Returns is confirmed to be in the tournament. Also, along with the 16 qualifying players, 8 players from across the country and around the world have been invited, including talented speed-runners, tournament players and online personalities from the United States, Europe, Canada and Mexico. Actor and Super Smash Bros. tournament player Asa Butterfield and WWE Superstar Bayley will be present.
Oxenfree listed for October 6 launch on the North American Switch eShop
Posted 3 weeks ago by Brian in News, Switch eShop | 4 Comments | 0 Likes
Another big Switch game could be launching on Switch very soon. According to Nintendo’s website, Oxenfree is due out on October 6. That listing isn’t absolutely definitive, but it’s a good sign that we’ll be seeing the game in the near future.
Here’s an overview of Oxenfree:
Current Fire Emblem Warriors roster, including previously unseen characters
Posted 3 weeks ago by Brian in New Nintendo 3DS, News, Switch | 363 Comments | 0 Likes
Fire Emblem Warriors officially launches in Japan on Thursday. However, some players are managing to get their hands on the game early. Because of that, information is being revealed early, including new characters.
The tricky thing here is that we’re still learning who is playable and who is just an NPC. But as things stand currently, Fire Emblem Warriors’ roster can be found below.
Square Enix announces localization of Spelunker Party! for Switch, out next month
Posted 3 weeks ago by Brian in News, Switch eShop | 39 Comments | 0 Likes
Square Enix is localizing the Japanese Switch title Spelunker Party! for North America and Europe, the company announced today. The game will be available digitally via the eShop on October 19. Pricing is set at $29.99.
Here’s an overview:
Golf Story confirmed for launch on September 28
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Golf Story was initially listed for September 28 on the European eShop today. Thankfully that date is confirmed, and it applies to both North America and Europe.
Nintendo of America passed along the news:
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 25, 2017
Nintendo on Super Mario Kart – ties to F-Zero, how Mario characters got in, items, more
Posted 3 weeks ago by Brian in General Nintendo, News | 10 Comments | 0 Likes
Nintendo has been publishing weekly interviews about games included in the Super NES Classic Edition in preparation of the hardware’s launch later this week. For the latest discussion, Super Mario Kart is the focus. Tadashi Sugiyama and Hideki Konno were brought in to talk about the SNES game.
Sugiyama and Konno talked about Super Mario Kart’s origins, including how Shigeru Miyamoto’s request to create a 2-player F-Zero led to the start of the project. They also explained how Mario Kart characters ended up being inserted, the various items, and more.
You can read the full interview with Sugiyama and Konno below.