The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Live Stream at 6 pm ET

 

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Today is Friday September 20. Nintendo released the Switch Lite and The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening for Nintendo Switch. I will be live streaming the game later tonight at 6 pm ET on Twitch. If anyone is interested, be sure to head on over to SonicmanTheBest on Twitch for all of the excitement on the Switch version.

 

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NPD Hardware and Software Sales for the Month of August 2019

Nintendo had a good month once again. Five games published by Nintendo made the list. This includes games like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Super Mario Maker 2, and Mario Kart 8, just to name a few. The best selling game was Electronic Arts’ Madden NFL 20.

According to @MatPiscatella, the Nintendo Switch once again the best selling console. The Switch has been the best selling console every month in 2019 in the US and Canada. Also, with new experiences like Ring Fit Adventure and titles such as Luigi’s Mansion 3, Pokémon Sword, and Pokémon Shield, Nintendo will most likely continue to be on top for the fourth quarter of this year. (This does referring to Nintendo’s fiscal quarter.)

To learn more, head on over the the NPD Group.

Ring Fit Unveiled for Nintendo Switch

Last week, Nintendo announced that a new experience was coming to Switch. The company uploaded a short teaser with no gameplay, instead, it showcased people interacting with this ring-like controller where Joy-Cons are inserted into it. Today, Nintendo finally unveiled more information about the product.

Nintendo uploaded a video on YouTube about the brand new game. It is over seven minutes long. Above, you can see my initial reactions and thoughts on the products. Ring Fit Adventure will release on October 8 for $59.99 US / $99.99 CA. You can find more information on Nintendo’s website.

What do you think of Nintendo’s new experience? Let us all know in the comments!

Nintendo Announces New ‘Round Thing’ For the Nintendo Switch | More Details to Arrive 9/12

First look at a new experience for Nintendo Switch

Yes, you read that right. Nintendo announced this earlier today, one day after the Nintendo Direct. It is roughly a minute and twenty-three minutes long and it showcases people from around the world using their Joy-Con controllers attached to this round object. Nintendo says we will learn more about this ‘new experience’ for the console on Thursday September 12.

Here is What Was Shown During the Nintendo Direct | Wednesday September 4, 2019

Overwatch

At the beginning of the Nintendo Direct, they showed off a familiar game from Activision Blizzard called Overwatch. There were leaks and most of those were real. Overwatch launches on Nintendo Switch on October 15.

Luigi’s Mansion 3

The second game Nintendo showed off was Luigi’s Mansion 3. The Canadian studio, Next Level Games did a fantastic job on the game. There is a brand new multiplayer mode that lets you play with up to eight players. Nintendo will release the game October 31.

Super Kirby Clash

Super Kirby Clash is the next game they showed off. It is a free game from Nintendo and HAL Laboratories, Ltd and it is available today. However, the game is only free to play to Nintendo Switch Online users.

Secret of Mana Remake

Secret of Mana has returned! This time, fans can play it on Nintendo Switch. Not only that, Square Enix is bringing over Secret of Mana Remake to the system. Secret of Mana Remake will launch on April 24, 2020.

Return of the Obra Dinn

This next game looks interesting but may give gamers a headache. It is called Rerun of the Obra Dinn from 3909 and Warp. The game comes out this fall.

Little Town Hero

Remember a little game codenamed Town from GAME FREAK, Inc? Whether you do or not, gamers are about to learn more about this upcoming game launching for the Switch.

Little Town Hero is an upcoming game from GAME FREAK. The developer is also responsible for making Pokémon games; although this is an original IP. Little Town Hero launches on October 16 and Switch owners can pre-order on the Nintendo eShop today.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

A lot of news regarding Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been circling the gaming community today. As it turns out, Nintendo and Sakurai-San have announced quite a bit. First off, Banjo & Kazooie from Rare and Xbox Game Studios is making his way into the game as DLC and players can play as him today.

Another character coming this November is Terry. He is from the SNK series. SNK was on the NEO GEO.

In addition to these two new additions, Sakurai had announced that there will be a new DLC Pack 2 coming later. This will include even more characters. Also, this does not include the unannounced character for DLC Pack 1.

One last thing before moving on is Mii Fighters. Mii Fighters will be getting a new update in Smash. Players will be able to customize moves and skins for their Mii’s.

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

The next game shown was The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. The game originally released on Game Boy. Here is a full on remaster or ‘remake’ (which is up for debate) on the Switch. The game launches the same day as Nintendo Switch Lite, September 20. Therefore, if fans are waiting to pick the new Switch model up, there is a game waiting for them.

Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition

Another Square Enix game shown off was Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition. The game launches on the console September 27 and there is a demo available for download today.

Tokyo Mirage Sessions: FE Encore

Furthermore, Nintendo showed off a Fire Emblem-like spin off called Tokyo Mirage Sessions: FE Encore. It will release January 17, 2020. That is the start of the new year.

Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise

The next game looked really interesting, it was called Deadly Premonition 2: Blessing in Disguise from Rising Star Games. It will launch on the console in 2020. Also, the original game, Deadly Premonition Origins is actually available on the eShop now.

Definity: Original Sin 2 – Definitive Edition

Another game shown was Definity: Original Sin 2 – Definitive Edition. This was from Larian Studios Games. It is out today, as well.

DOOM 64

From Bethesda Softworks, Pete Howard made an appearance during the Direct to talk about DOOM 64. The game first launched on Nintendo 64, obviously. He went on to say that it is the 25th anniversary and it will be launching for the Switch on November 22.

Rogue Company

This next game is a brand new game and not a port. This is a third-person shooter running at 60 FPS called Rogue Company. Rogue Company will release in 2020.

If anyone is tired of hearing about Pokémon, consider skipping over this next bit. Anyway, Pokémon Sword and Shield once again were in another presentation. They showed off a new park where Pokémon and players can train and interact. Up to three players (Not four?) can join, too. Another aspect to the game is that gamers will be able to change clothes again and cook for their Pokémon. The game launches on November 15.

Nintendo Switch Online

Here is something interesting for a change. Nintendo announced that new features will be coming to Nintendo Switch Online. Up to twenty Super Nintendo games are launching on the platform soon, games include Super Mario World, Star Fox, Super Mario World, F-ZERO, and many others for free. (Nintendo Switch Online subscription required.)

Another announcement made was that there will be another controller. It is the SNES Controller and it can be used to play games. However, it will not act as a Joy-Con like with the NES controllers. (Nintendo Switch Online subscription required.)

Tetris 99 will be getting a new update. New Modes, new themes, and icons are coming to the game for free. (Nintendo Switch Online subscription required for certain parts of the game.) It will become available on September 5.

Also, a physical version of Tetris 99 was talked about. Tetris 99 will get a physical release on September 6. For non-subscribers, there is a paid portion of the game that have no interest in the subscription service.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

How many Mario & Sonic games are there now; Because it looks like Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is coming on November 25 and is being published by SEGA. It will include a new story mode based on the 1964 Olympic Games, new events, and even a retro style gameplay. The retro option will let players play as 8-bit Super Mario characters or 16-bit Sonic the Hedgehog characters.

Daemon X Machina

Daemon X Machina is a new IP being published by Nintendo. It is a beat ’em up shooter robotic kind of game. Another demo is out today. The demo will carry save progress over to the full game, which will see its release on September 13.

Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outlast

It isn’t Electronic Arts, but it is a Star Wars game. It may be the best Nintendo fans are going to get out of Star Wars games on Switch. Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outlast will launch on September 24.

Assassin’s Creed: Rebel Collection

One of the best announcements made was from Ubisoft. Assassin’s Creed: Rebel was confirmed for Nintendo Switch and it looks to be exclusive, for now. It will include two games both remastered; the two games included are Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Assassin’s Creed: Rogue. The collection releases just in time for Christmas on December 6.

A lot of other games were displayed during the Direct. Some of these titles are Dauntless, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition , and The Witcher III: The Wild Hunt – Complete Edition. Others include Just Dance 2020, GRID Autosport, Farming Simulator 20, and Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. There were more; i.e. NBA 2K20, Call of Cthulhu, The Outer Worlds, Devil May Cry 2, and Vampyr.

Personal Favorite

My person Favorite was Assassin’s Creed: Rebel Collection. I really look forward to playing through Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Assassin’s Creed: Rogue on the Nintendo Switch. One reason this may stand out the most is because I am a fan of the Assassin’s Creed series, (not so much a fan of newer releases) and I think since Assassin’s Creed: Rogue is likely one the my favourite games currently, this is why this is number one for me.

What are some of your favourites? Let everyone know in the comments!

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Games Shown During the Indie World Live Stream

Today is the first day of gamescom in Germany. Nintendo held a video presentation similar to the style of a Nintendo Direct. However, it was primarily for indie titles. This will give a brief description of all of the games that were talked about today.

Many games were shown off. There was a game from Gearbox Publishing, Devolver Digital, Superhot Team, and even Xbox Games Studios at Microsoft. Above this article is a video of the presentation with extra commentary. Additionally, there is the original presentation.

Below is a list of every game that was shown during the live stream in their respected order:

Risk of Rain 2 – GearBox Publishing

Summer 2019?

Eastward – Chucklefish

2020

Freedom Finger – Wide Right Interactive

Fall 2019

Röki – United Label

Winter

Torchlight 2 – Runic Games

September 3

Skate XL – Easy Day Studios Pty Ltd.

2020

Youropa – frecle

Winter 2019

Superhot – Superhot Team

Available Now

Dungeon Defenders: Awakened – Chromatic Games

February 2020 as a Timed Exclusive

The Touryst – Shinen

November 2019

Skellboy – Fabraz

December 3

EarthNight- Cleaversoft

2019

Hotline Miami Collection – Deveolver Digital

Available Now

Blasphemous – Team 17 Digital Ltd.

September 26

Close to the Sun – Wired Productions

2019

Cat Quest II – PQube Limited

Fall 2019

Spiritfarer – Thunder Ladus

Spring 2020

Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince – Modus Games

October 8

Creatures in the Well – Flight School Studio

September 6

One Finger Death Punch 2 – Silver Dollar Games

December 2

Best Friend Forever – Alliance

February 14

Phogs! – Coatsink

2020

What the Golf? – Triband

Winter

Kine – Chump Squad

2019

HYPERCHARGE: Unboxed – Digital Cyber Cherries Ltd

Winter

Northguard – Shiro Games

September 26

SPARKLITE – Merge Games Ltd

Fall 2019

Munchkin Quaked Quest – Asmodee Digital

Fall 2019

Ori & the Blind Forest : Definitive Edition – Xbox Games Studios

September

Game Boy Color Watch at Nintendo New York Store

@NintendoNYC tweeted the other day that fans would be able to buy a Game Boy Color Watch at the Nintendo NY Store. The watch looked like a Game Boy Color and even played the sounds it made in the 90s. It was listed for $24.99 US. It looks to be in limited supplies, too. Therefore, if anyone wants one and is in the area, then they had better act fast before it is gone.

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