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This week on Nintendo Everything Podcast, two Nintendo Directs came out and they’re pretty fresh! Monster Hunter Rise and Stories 2 look so tempting, and so many other games have us looking forward to the future. Also, Mario 3D All-stars is apparently emulated, but…is that really a problem? We also throw in some next-gen talk with the recent PS5 price and pre-order situation.

Check out links and timestamps below and come hang out.

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System: Switch (eShop)
Release date: September 3, 2020
Developer: Proletariat
Publisher: Proletariat


One could argue that the battle royale scene has become incredibly stale with a bunch of clones that have been looking to capitalize on the popularity of other titles in the genre. Since then, it has become a bit of a juggernaut with pros and cons on the industry. Spellbreak now adds itself to the long lineup of battle royale games, and while we’ve seen plenty come and go, it’s nice that this one has come through and finally delivers an experience with seamless cross-play and cross-progression across all platforms, leads the way in consumer respect, and offers an appealing look with a magical take.

The third Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase aired earlier this week. Unlike past presentations, this one was live streamed. Generally if Nintendo gives advance notice of a Nintendo Direct and doesn’t let you skip through it, there’s usually an important announcement.

The broadcast did indeed kick off with the biggest reveal of the show. Switch finally has its first original Monster Hunter game in Monster Hunter Rise, which is already confirmed for a March 2021 launch. And if that wasn’t enough, Monster Hunter Stories 2 is coming next summer.

Outside of Monster Hunter, Ori and the Will of the Wisps was revealed and immediately released. Hades and The Long Dark saw shadowdrops as well. In terms of other announcements, we found out about Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny, Sniper Elite 4, and Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise. Rune Factory 5 is a game we knew about previously, but we now actually know what it looks like (and the game is now launching in 2021). You can find the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase recap announcement here.

With the latest Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase behind us, how are you feeling about it? What do you make of the new Monster Hunter games and other announcements? Let us know in the comments below.

For the release of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition, Square Enix revisited the original game’s soundtrack. Not only were many pieces of music revamped, but a couple of new tracks were added to the experience as well. That all comes courtesy of original composers Kumi Tanioka and Hidenori Iwasaki as well as English vocalist and game narrator Donna Burke.

Prior to the launch of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition, Nintendo Everything was given the opportunity to pass along a few questions to Tanioka, Iwasaki, and Burke. They touched on their experience with the original game as well as their contributions to the new version.

You can read our full discussion with Tanioka, Iwasaki, and Burke below.

System: Switch
Release date: September 10, 2020
Developer: DarkScreen Games
Publisher: Merge Games


Indie games deserve their own Smash Bros. Bounty Battle is not that game. On the surface, it does so much right: like Nintendo’s all-star crossover brawler, it gathers dozens of popular characters from a variety of iconic indie games to duke it out in 2D fighting action. But it doesn’t take long for its promises of epic indie crossovers to fall apart. Bounty Battle is broken, hideous, and nothing short of sickening to play. It’s worse than disappointing: it’s a disgrace to the hard work of the indie developers who mistakenly lent their characters to this abomination.

I Am Dead was previously on track for a September launch. Although that won’t happen in the end, we won’t have to wait terribly longer for the game. According to an eShop listing, a release is set for October 8.

Here’s an overview of I Am Dead:

Today’s Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase will be starting soon. It begins at 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET / 3 PM in the UK / 4 PM in Europe. Like the previous couple of presentations, this one will again focus entirely on upcoming Switch titles from third-party publishers.

You can watch the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase as it happens below. We’ll have additional coverage during and after the broadcast.

This week on Nintendo Everything Podcast, Galen’s back and he gives us nothing. Meanwhile, Oni Dino can hardly contain his excitement for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. We analyze the trailer a bit for sneak peeks and have some fun wondering what the game could be like, based on our experiences with Hyrule Warriors and Breath of the Wild. Addition, we feign our surprise at No More Heroes 3’s delay, we aren’t talking about Ubisoft, Galen’s creative spark is awoken by RPG Maker, Oni Dino boomerangs on Manifold Garden, Gleamlight is dim, and more.

Check out links and timestamps below and come hang out.

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A new month rolled right on in last week. Now that we’re in September, we want to know what you’ve been playing.

Have you tried out any of the games from the recent Indie World Showcase? Clearing anything out from your backlog? No matter the case, let us know in the comments below.

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Zoids Wild: King of Blast, the first Zoids game to appear on Switch, made it to Japan last February. More than a year later, it’s finally heading west. Outright Games partnered with Takara Tomy to release the title in North America and Europe.

Ahead of the upcoming overseas launch, Nintendo Everything was able to speak with producer manager Esteban Belmonte and Outright Games US CEO Kathy Bucklin about Zoids Wild: Blast Unleashed. We learned more about what it’s been like getting it ready for the western launch, asked about the possibility of localizing the recently-announced Zoids Wild: Infinity Blast, and more.

Here’s our full discussion: