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System: Switch
Release date: July 7, 2020
Developer: Atlus
Publisher: Atlus


Atlus is one of the most consistent developers and publishers when it comes to providing unique and quality content thanks to its RPGs that have some of the best storytelling in gaming. Interestingly, even though the company is well-known within the industry and avid RPG fans, it still has a fair share of niche titles that always felt like they deserved more attention such as Trauma Center, Growlanser, and Etrian Odyssey – just to name a few. Even though it’s been re-released before, there’s a surprising amount of people I’ve spoken to that have never heard of or played the game, but now Catherine: Full Body on Switch gives the game another spot in the limelight. Fortunately, Catherine looks and feels better than ever before on Nintendo’s console in a way that feels like a perfect fit.

This week on Nintendo Everything Podcast, it’s a celebration of China with Pokemon Unite and Min Min in Smash. It’s a news-focused episode with game announcements, debuts, updates, and a controversy. Suda51’s pixelated face mimics Andross in the No More Heroes 3 gameplay teaser, but we’re not deterred. We’re also just as unsure as Suda if it’ll release this year. We also celebrate the consumer-positive Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered’s lite version. Have any other games done something this generous before?

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This week’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate presentation delivered on what was originally promised. In a 35-minute presentation, director Masahiro Sakurai unveiled the game’s newest DLC character. Min Min, coming from ARMS, goes live on June 29.

Sakurai went over Min Min’s moveset in-depth and also showcased the new Spring Stadium stage. Other than that, we also got a first look at the Joker and Hero amiibo. Oh, and Vault Boy is joining the game as a new Mii Fighter costume. Who could have predicted that?

Now that the broadcast has ended, how are you feeling about Min Min’s inclusion in Smash Bros. Ultimate? Were you happy with the choice, or did you want to see a different ARMS character make the cut? Are you planning on picking up the Vault Boy Mii Fighter outfit? Let us know in the comments below.

System: Switch (eShop)
Release date: June 25, 2020
Developer: Bandai Namco
Publisher: Bandai Namco


Mr. Driller DrillLand is a relic of a lost time. Initially released in 2002 on the GameCube in Japan, this classic entry in the Mr. Driller series is finally arriving in the rest of the world for the first time through this remastered release on Switch. It feels like a swansong to the classic arcade puzzle game formula – it has all the simplicity, penny-pinching difficulty, and endless addictive qualities that have made arcade games so memorable for decades, all polished up to perfection thanks to its immaculate audio-visual presentation and excellent gameplay variety. And with new HD visuals and a few modern adjustments in the Switch version, there’s never been a better time to dig in.

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom has gone on to become a fan favorite since its original debut on GameCube back in 2003. Now THQ Nordic and Purple Lamp have brought the game back with a new “Rehydrated” release on Switch, which gives the 3D platformer a fresh coat of paint and more.

Ahead of tomorrow’s release, Nintendo Everything spoke with THQ Nordic producer Martin Kreuch. We spoke about restoring cut content from the original, the new multiplayer mode, working with the speedrunning community, and more.

Here’s our full discussion:

System: Switch
Release date: June 23, 2020
Developer: Purple Lamp
Publisher: THQ Nordic


SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom would seem like an unlikely candidate for a remastering (or a rehydration) considering that – to the credit of the original – it’s merely an above average licensed 3D platformer of the GameCube generation. These games have almost completely vanished, but for its time these games were everywhere. I have an especially vague sense of nostalgia with this game: I actually can’t remember if I played Battle for Bikini Bottom specifically or if it was any of the other countless similar SpongeBob games that were released in the half decade following it. To further complicate this nostalgia, Battle for Bikini Bottom doesn’t just evoke the other SpongeBob games of its generation, but games like the now-forgotten Tak and the Power of Juju (which, as an aside, one might say was a trailblazer in the modern video-game-to-failed-TV-series pipeline.) Put aside the modern visual overhaul of Rehydrated in the Unreal Engine, which is competent but less than optimal on the Switch, and the game seems frozen in time. Rehydrated still feels like a game from 2003, but with the relative rarity of its kind in 2020, it’s hardly worse for it.

This week on Nintendo Everything Podcast, pigs are flying because New Pokemon Snap got announced. That’s not all the Pokemon Presents video graced us with—brushing our teeth is finally solved with Pokemon Smile. In other news, Kingdom Hearts continues to be an embarrassing nightmare with Memory of Melody. And finally, Oni Dino and Galen lay down some EA games predictions and ARMS character predictions for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Fighter Pass volume 2. In our game analysis segment, we cover a great and overlooked indie game called Bloodroots, and some extra tidbits on Xenoblade, One Step From Eden, and even Fitness Boxing.

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Two years after its initial announcement, Ninjala is about to make its debut on Switch. The action battle game will be launching on June 24.

Ahead of the upcoming release, we were able to speak with game designer Kazuki Morishita, who also worked on the original story. Morishita shared some interesting origins about Ninjala, spoke about some of the game’s inspirations, wanting to focus on reduced network delay, what’s in store after launch, and more.

Our full interview can be read below.

We didn’t get a Nintendo Direct this week, but we did have a different type of presentation. Pokemon Presents, a broadcast dedicated to announcements for the series, aired on Wednesday.

It’s probably safe to assume that New Pokemon Snap was the highlight for most viewers. On top of that though, there were a few other announcements, including Pokemon Cafe Mix and Pokemon Smile. We have the full recap here.

Now that the presentation has aired, what do you think about the various announcements? What are your predictions for next week’s Pokemon Presents, which will feature news about a big upcoming project? Let us know in the comments below.

System: Switch
Release date: June 19, 2020
Developer: Criterion Games / Stellar Entertainment
Publisher: Electronic Arts


Early on, Burnout Paradise Remastered tells you that this game will be “unlike any driving experience you’ve ever had.” Although many people already have experienced this exact same driving adventure in the years since its original release on last-gen consoles in 2008, it is nonetheless just as fun as ever. This remaster promises to bundle all of that version’s extra content and DLC into one polished package that features improved visuals and performance, and after releasing on other platforms a few years back, it’s finally made it to Switch. The release on Nintendo’s console might have a few drawbacks of its own, but it preserves all the simple joy of the original game with pristine performance in portable and docked play.