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Mortal Kombat 1 update

Mortal Kombat 1 is starting to launch, and we have the patch notes for a day-one update. Some players can get early access through the game’s Premium Edition.

You’ll want to download the update as it enables both the story campaign and online gameplay, among other elements. Bug fixes are also included.

Here’s the full rundown:

Original (11/30): Nintendo Switch Online previously offered users icons for Splatoon 3, but the game is now a featured title once again. There’ll be five sets that rotate weekly on every Wednesday until January 9, 2023.

As usual, there are characters, backgrounds, and frames to choose from. Each one costs 5 or 10 Platinum Points as earned through My Nintendo. Once you’ve claimed an icon, it’s yours to claim forever – even if your subscription to Nintendo Switch Online expires.

F-Zero 99 gameplay

Gameplay is in for F-Zero 99, which was announced and released today. This is a bonus for Nintendo Switch Online members.

Here’s an overview of the title:

Paper Mario Thousand Year Door graphics comparison

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is returning on Switch next year, and a new graphics comparison video shows how it stacks up to the original.

The first thing you’ll notice is that Nintendo has updated some assets. Textures have been enhanced for the HD era. Geometry has increased as well, which is something you can notice with certain objects like the trees. It doesn’t end there though, as with animations, some are brand new while others were updated. Other adjustments are improvements relate to the lighting, 16:9 aspect ratio (instead of 4:3), and more.

Super Mario RPG Easy Mode SNES music

Nintendo has revealed even more details about what’s new in the Switch remake of Super Mario RPG, including an Easy Mode and SNES music option. This comes from the newly-opened Japanese website.

For those who are more interested in the story and aren’t as interested in battles (or a tough experience), they’ll be able to select Easy Mode – rather than the Normal Mode. You can switch between the two modes at any time.

Three upcoming, high-profile Switch games have now received demos – specifically Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince, Star Ocean: The Second Story R, and Silent Hope.

Square Enix says that for Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince, players will be able to transfer the monsters in their main party and reserves into the full game. The same holds true for the Star Ocean demo, which lets players start their adventure and experience the opening hours of the game. Finally, for Silent Hope, the entire first level of the Abyss is included.

Crowns and Pawns: Kingdom of Deceit

Today, publisher Thunderful and developer Tag of Joy announced that Crowns and Pawns: Kingdom of Deceit is slated for Switch. The mystery adventure game is set for September 28, 2023.

Crowns and Pawns: Kingdom of Deceit is a point-and-click adventure experience. For more information, check out the following overview:

Splatoon 3 update 5.0.1

Splatoon 3 is set to receive another update today with the game moving up to version 5.0.1. Nintendo has already issued the patch notes.

The update adds an Off the Hook banner for those who purchase DLC content. It also includes an adjustment and several fixes.

WarioWare: Move It formation trailer

Nintendo is giving fans another look at WarioWare: Move It with the game’s latest trailer, “Let’s move into ‘form’ation”. This comes ahead of the launch in a couple of months.

For those that need a recap on the game, check out the following overview:

Shiren the Wanderer 6

After the last Shiren the Wanderer first came to DS in 2010 (Switch saw an updated version in 2020), the series is finally getting a brand new entry with Shiren the Wanderer 6. Japan will be getting the game on January 25, 2024.

Here’s a first look:

Nintendo Direct Footage

The game has thus far not been announced for the west. However, Spike Chunsoft localized the last game for Switch so news could follow at a later date.

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