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Unlike last year at this time, Nintendo’s upcoming slate of games for 2019 is pretty well known. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe just came out, Yoshi’s Crafted World drops at the end of March, and we’ll also be getting games such as Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Daemon X Machina, and a new Pokemon title in 2019. Third-parties will help fill out the schedule with the likes of Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, Final Fantasy releases, Mortal Kombat 11, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, and more. 3DS will understandably be quieter, but we did just see a Mario & Luigi remake release and Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn is coming in just a couple of months.

Based on what we know so far, what are your most anticipated games of 2019? Is there one title more than any other that you’re looking forward to? Let us know what you’re excited about in the comments below.

System: Switch
Release date: January 11, 2019
Developer: Bandai Namco
Publisher: Bandai Namco


Over the course of its early lifespan, the Switch has already managed to gather an extremely impressive library of third-party games to its repertoire. From hugely successful indies to critically acclaimed entries in long-standing JRPG franchises, it’s obvious that publishers and developers have noticed the success of Nintendo’s latest console. Continuing with the Switch’s recent streak of adding multiple different JRPG franchises to its library, Bandai Namco has added a well-known entry from one of its most famous series: Tales of Vesperia. However, this isn’t simply a port of an older game. Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is a remaster of the PS3 port, with updated graphics, voice over, and extra content. So how well does it stack up to not only the original version, but the other JRPGs lining the Switch’s library?

What up, kids and squids?!

This week on NEP, Oni and Galen cover the news and rumors spoiler-free, and go crazy on discussion over announced games for Nintendo platforms in 2019. There are actually SO MANY to talk about that we had to split it up! Tune in for part 1 and let’s talk about what games we’re hyped for!

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

Have you started up something entirely new for the month? Still plugging away at Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? No matter the case, let us know in the comments below.

What up, kids and squids?!

This week on NEP, Oni and Galen discuss Nintendo’s 2018 efforts—the good AND the bad: all the games, free DLC, ports from Wii U, Nintendo Switch Online and more.
The gang also reminisces on some of their favorite games they’ve played this year, and end the show by explaining what kind of sandwich best represents NEP! Per usual, Galen is optimistic and Oni is pessimistic.

Check out the timestamps and our email address below where you can send us your listener mail!

2017 was a fantastic debut year for Switch. It seemed like month after month, Nintendo was putting out a big game. Zelda: Breath of the Wild kicked off the system’s launch, with Splatoon 2, Super Mario Odyssey, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and others to follow. You could make a case that 2018 didn’t reach those same heights, but this year had plenty of great games. We saw the likes of Kirby Star Allies, Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu / Eevee, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – and that’s just on the first-party side of things. Third-parties contributed with hits like Octopath Traveler, and many top indies found a home on Switch including Celeste, Hollow Knight, Dead Cells, The Messenger, and many more.

Since 2018 is just about over, it’s time to take a minute to reflect on things. What were your favorite games of 2017? Even if they weren’t on Switch (we can’t forget about the 3DS!), be sure to let us know in the comments below.

What up, kids and squids?!

This week on NEP we’ve got lots of news on the roaring success of Smash and Switch, JRPGs galore, and Oni and Galen duke it out over OPINIONS. Plus, an awesome listener email asking whom we would invite to a Xmas party. Would you rather be at Oni’s party or Galen’s?

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[Review] Katamari Demacy Reroll

Posted on 2 months ago by (@LyonHart_) in Reviews, Switch | 0 comments | 0 Likes

System: Switch
Release date: December 7, 2018
Developer: Bandai Namco
Publisher: Bandai Namco


Since 2004, Katamari Demacy has always held a special place in the gaming spectrum with its quirky design but colorful and lovable world that has players simply rolling up items to make the biggest possible star that they can. What started off as a school project would end up becoming a series that would span well over a decade of titles across a multitude of platforms and become one of the most beloved niche classics known today. It’s been a long time since Katamari Demacy had a proper installment, but Katamari Demacy Reroll sees the Switch go back to the series’ beginning.

What up, kids and squids?! Welcome to a very special episode of NEP!

This week, a new challenger approaches! We’re ushering in our new co-host, Galen, as Eric has his farewell show with NEP.

Sadness quickly turns to excitement as we discuss everything Smash Ultimate, Sonic’s horrifying film posters in this championship made for nobody, Mortal Kombat Konspiracies, and the big wave of Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes news!

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Way back in March, Nintendo unveiled Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Several months later, the game is finally available.

Now that a week or so has gone by, we want to know what you think of Ultimate so far. Which character did you unlock first? Which mode have you been sinking the most time into? What was your first Spirit? If you have any thoughts about the game at all, be sure to let us know in the comments.