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When Doom Eternal was announced, the original goal was to have the Switch version out alongside all other versions. Unfortunately, that will no longer be happening.

A delay for Doom Eternal was announced last year. Whereas it was originally slated for November, the initial release will now take place in March instead. However, we still don’t actually have an exact date for the Switch version.

In a recent interview, id Software’s Marty Stratton commented on the Switch delay. Stratton also said that it’ll be launching “a bit later” on Nintendo’s console, though did not provide a more specific window.

Bandai Namco has just announced a new game from the popular football anime / manga series Captain Tsubasa. Titled Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions, it will be released on Nintendo Switch in 2020. Here’s the announcement trailer:

This will be an arcade-like football game and sees the return of many popular characters such as Tsubasa, Hyuga and Wakabayashi. Here’s the official overview:

This week on NEP, we’re covering the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct and the collective meltdown over the professor. Plus more Star Ocean talk, Killer Queen Black, and the new indie cutie, Super Crush KO. Plus, listener response to Galen’s “Pokemon is games-as-a-service” claim.

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NPD Group issued its latest report on gaming sales in the United States this past week. You can catch up on the primary news here, here, and here.

On top of what was previously reported, we now have a look at two sets of interesting of data from the past two decades. Aside from a look at the top twenty best sellers from 2010 through 2019, we have another list from 2000 through 2009.

Below are the full results:

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Switch has been home to a wide variety of ports over the years. One company involved in handling such projects is Engine Software, a team has been around for over two decades. It’s thanks to Engine Software that we’ve seen standout titles such as Ni no Kuni and Into the Breach. The developer’s efforts will also be bringing us The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III this spring.

Recently, Nintendo Everything spoke with Engine Software VP of development Ruud van de Moosdijk to learn more about the porting process. There was also discussion about working with Switch, challenges involved, and more.

Our full discussion can be found below.

With a new year comes new possibilities. As far as Nintendo is concerned, the door is wide open for potential games in 2020. The company actually hasn’t really confirmed much for these next several months, as the only locks we have are Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition. Bravely Default II is also something that’s happening, but Nintendo is only publishing in the west. Other possibilities do exist for 2020 like Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 and Bayonetta 3, but such projects aren’t necessarily slated for the next year. We also have to think about DLC for the likes of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

With that preamble out of the way, what are you hoping to see from Nintendo in 2020? Is there any particular announcement that would get you excited? Let us know in the comments below.

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thatgamecompany, the studio behind the hit game Journey, has indicated that its latest title Sky: Children of the Light will be on Switch in the future.

Co-founder and creative director Jenova Chen shared the news in a recent issue of MCV/Develop. Chen noted that the title will “cross all platforms” down the road, and specifically mentioned Switch as part of the plan. thatgamecompany intends to support full cross-play regardless of the system you’re playing on.

Chen said:

Switch will be faced renewed competition in 2020. Sony and Microsoft both have brand new consoles coming in the form of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, and developers will naturally be flocking to those platforms. However, one Switch developer believes that Nintendo’s console won’t be left behind.

In an interview with Nintendo Everything, Engine Software VP of development Ruud van de Moosdijk said Switch “exists in its own dimension of the market and will continue to do well”. The console’s “uniqueness” also means that power isn’t overly crucial.

According to the latest NPD report, Switch was again the best-selling hardware platform of December in the United States. That also goes for 2019 as a whole.

The report also reveals that half of December’s top 20 best-selling games were published by Nintendo. Additionally, Luigi’s Mansion 3 came in as December’s fifth best-selling title overall, and ended 2019 as the fourth best-selling title of the year on Switch.

Switch also had the best-selling accessory of 2019 in the Pro Controller.

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Another round of data is in from this month’s NPD report. Along with the best-sellers on Switch, we also have a look at the same results for 3DS in December.

Below are the full results:

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