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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.”

Murayama’s full words:

In a previous interview with Automaton Media, key developers from Virtuos (Andy Fong and Lukas Codr) sat down to detail their porting process for Switch games. Keen readers might recognize the studio’s name from the likes of Dark Souls: Remastered, BioShock: The Collection, XCOM 2 Collection, and more.

During the interview, Virtuos confirmed that the studio has a dedicated team to work on Switch projects. The developers also spoke about developing for TV / handheld modes and where the company’s strengths lie when it comes to handling Switch ports.

Check below the break for the full translation of the excerpt by Nintendo Everything’s Oni Dino.

Nintendo hasn’t done much with the F-Zero series in well over a decade. F-Zero GX, one of the series’ last major entries, came out way back in 2003 for the GameCube.

Toshihiro Nagoshi is known for the Yakuza series these days, but fans may remember that he held an important role on F-Zero GX. Nagoshi was actually a producer on the game all of those years ago. It seems as though he still has fond memories of the project, as he’d be open to revisiting the series.

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.

If you’re enjoying NEP, please consider giving us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts and share us with a friend. It’s incredibly helpful in getting us exposed to new listeners through algorithms, so we would greatly appreciate your help. Thank you for listening to our Nintendo podcast!

This week’s North American Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

As promised, this month’s issue of EDGE has a big feature on Hollow Knight: Silksong. The magazine covered new gameplay details, shared insight from developer Team Cherry, and more.

Here’s a roundup of the notable tidbits:

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In a new video published today, Nintendo revealed the best-selling indie games of 2020 on Switch. A number of heavy hitters are present, including Hades, Streets of Rage 4, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, Bloostained: Curse of the Moon 2, and more.

Here’s the full list, along with a video promoting the news:

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Sam & Max Save the World originally released well over a decade ago. However, Skunkape Games delivered a remaster, and it’s out now on Switch.

Thankfully for fans, the developer’s plans for Sam & Max won’t be stopping anytime soon. During a recent Reddit AMA, Skunkape confirmed that it intends to release more remasters for the series. The team is “already diving into season 2” in fact.

The manner in which Skunkape Games approaches future remasters will ultimately be up to fans. “How well Save the World sells will help us determine the scope for the remasters of seasons 2 and 3,” the studio said.

Thanks to Jake for the tip.

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