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This week on Nintendo Everything Podcast, it’s our official 2021 return. We’ve been playing a bunch over the break—and Galen does not understand how Monster Hunter Rise works. How embarrassing. Check out as we take a look back on our 2020 predictions and see who is way better at video games.

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This past week, Atlus was kind enough to invite us to a pre-release event for the upcoming Switch title Persona 5 Strikers. We were able to go hands-on with the game to see the first full mission, including story, Warriors-style combat, and even the introduction to the mysterious new party member, Sophia.

Capcom made the wait for Monster Hunter Rise a little easier this week. A demo for the game dropped on the Switch eShop a couple of days ago, allowing fans to try out some of the action. It features training, the opportunity to try out Wyvern Riding, and a couple of quests.

How many of you have given the Monster Hunter Rise demo so far? If you’ve played it, how are you feeling about the game? Let us know in the comments below.

System: Switch
Release date: December 22, 2020
Developer: Modus Games
Publisher: Modus Games


Override 2: Super Mech League is a simple game built on a simple concept: it’s all about the visceral joy of destroying everything around you in a giant mech suit. As a party-style fighting game where up to four players duke it out as gigantic robots, it offers a wide variety of gameplay modes and a large roster of fighters. It ticks off all the boxes for a decent multiplayer brawler, but the question remains: does it pack a mechanical punch that keeps players coming pack for hours on end, or does its gameplay ultimately feel robotic?

A new month rolled right on yesterday. Now that we’re in January (and a new year!), we want to know what you’ve been playing.

Have you been trying out some of the recent Switch releases like Doom Eternal, Puyo Puyo Tetris, or Collection of SaGa Final Fantasy Legends? How about some of the latest indies such as Among Us or Grindstone? No matter the case, let us know in the comments below.

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Suikoden came to be thanks to the ideas from Yoshitaka Murayama. He acted as director, producer, and writer on the series’ initial releases, but he also worked on later entries as well. Murayama ended up leaving Konami around two decades ago, but he’s not opposed to revisiting the series.

Speaking with Nintendo Everything, Murayama mentioned that the new JRPG Eiyuden Chronicle is his current focus and the fact that he’s in complete control of the IP is certainly a plus. At the same time, he would be “more than happy to work on another Suikoden game if the chance presented itself in the future.”

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This week on our Nintendo Podcast, the death-match for the GOTY commences. The lads argued so hard that it had to be a two-parter. This episode covers the biggest disappointment of 2020, honorable mentions, and the coveted GOTY award.

Check out the first half of the show where we give awards for Biggest Positive Surprise, Biggest Embarrassment, Best New Character, Best Non-2020 Game, and Best Paperweight.

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This week on Nintendo Everything Podcast, Oni Dino and Galen are fighting to the death for the best games of 2020. The lads argued so hard that it had to be a two-parter. Check out the first half of the show where we give awards for Biggest Positive Surprise, Biggest Embarrassment, Best New Character, Best Non-2020 Game, and Best Paperweight. And do tune in later in the week for the second half of the show which will have Biggest Disappointment, Honorable Mentions, and our definitive Game of the Year 2020 award.

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Another year is almost in the books. 2020 will be finished in just a few days, which given how things have been over the past several months, that’s probably a good thing.

As far as gaming goes, plenty of titles came out this year. Nintendo itself published Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics, Paper Mario: The Origami King, Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, Pikmin 3 Deluxe, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, and Fitness Boxing 2 (with a smattering of smaller things like Kirby Fighters 2). From third-parties, some of the highlights were Hades, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Trials of Mana, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, Immortals Fenyx Rising, and Doom Eternal.

With everything that we’ve seen since January, what’s your personal game of the year? Maybe you have a favorite you played for the first time that actually released prior to 2020? No matter the case, share your picks with us in the comments below.

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System: Switch
Release date: December 3, 2020
Developer: Toge Productions, Mojiken Studio
Publisher: Chorus Worldwide Games


It needs to be said right away that When the Past was Around is one of the most beautiful and evocative experiences I’ve had in quite some time. It’s games like these that I usually love to close a year off with, just as I did previously with Gris. These types of titles these go beyond a narrative being told and go straight for the heart, and, much like Gris, convey a lot by saying very little. When the Past was Around is a game that lets the art and your actions do the talking as your 20-something character goes through love, loss, and heartbreak, as well as the trials and tribulations of life and how we face them. It has a little something we can all connect to, and finding and utilizing these puzzles to face our issues – much like how we solve problems in our own lives – become complex only when they need to or if we don’t look deeper. When the Past was Around almost feels like an interactive metaphor, but does so in a gorgeous way that accentuates its stunning art style, relaxing yet thought-provoking gameplay, and café-like vibes that make it feel like a real joy to play from beginning to end despite its heavy themes.