Borderlands 3 rated for Switch release

Well shoot, more loot!

01 December 2022
by rawmeatcowboy 0

There’s quite a bit of Borderlands content available on Switch already. Fans of the series can grab Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition, Borderlands 2, and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, along with Tales from the Borderlands and New Tales from the Borderlands. Now it looks like yet another title in the franchise will be making the jump to Switch.

According to the European ratings board, Borderlands 3 is going to get a Switch release. Not only does the EU ratings board show Borderlands 3 as Switch-bound, it also mentions all the DLC as well. Borderlands 3 originally launched for PS4/XB1 and PC back in Sept. 2019.

In Borderlands 3, the shooter-looter returns, packing bazillions of guns and an all-new mayhem-fueled adventure! Blast through new worlds and enemies as one of four brand new Vault Hunters – the ultimate treasure-seeking badasses of the Borderlands, each with deep skill trees, abilities, and customization. Play solo or join with friends to take on insane enemies, score loads of loot and save your home from the most ruthless cult leaders in the galaxy.

With this rating out in the wild, expect an official announcement from 2K or Gearbox very soon.


Do You NintenKnow: December 2022

Test your trivia might!

01 December 2022
by weaponnext 0
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Below is a set of clues for games that have a notable US release date anniversary (5, 10, 15, etc.) in the current month. See if you can figure out the title before clicking the blurred image to find out if you were correct! Head down to the comments when you’re finished and reminisce about the personal memories that were dredged up. Remember that these are going by the release date in the United States. Have fun!


It was revealed during the livestream that Romancing SaGa -Minstrel Song- Remastered was heading to Switch, and today’s launch day. You can pick up the game digitally for $25 starting today, and it takes up 9.2 GB of space.

The fourth entry in the beloved SaGa series, “Romancing SaGa” was originally released in Japan in 1992, and again as a remake in 2005 across North America and Japan. Players across North America, Japan and Europe can now experience additional new features and QOL updates with a new HD graphical re-master in Romancing SaGa -Minstrel Song- Remastered.

The gods created man and man created stories. The primordial creator Marda brought forth the land of Mardias. In ages past a mighty battle rocked this land, when Elore, the king of the gods, fought three malicious deities: Death, Saruin and Schirach.

After a long and drawn-out struggle, Death and Schirach were sealed away and rendered powerless, with the final deity Saruin also trapped through the power of the Fatestones and the noble sacrifice of the hero Mirsa. Now 1000 years have passed since that titanic battle.

The Fatestones lie scattered across the world and the gods of evil are resurgent once more. Eight heroes set off on their own journeys, as if guided by the hand of fate. What tales will these adventurers weave across the vast tapestry of Mardias? You are the only one who can decide!


The original plan for WRC Generations was to have the game out on Switch by now, but for whatever reason, that didn’t happen. Thankfully, our wait is finally over. WRC Generations comes to Switch today, and you can check out the launch trailer above.

The Leagues mode is the main competitive mode of WRC Generations. It is divided into two categories: solo and team. Players can rank in both modes simultaneously. In solo, the ranking of a player is determined by the points obtained individually, while the addition of the points obtained by each player determines the positioning of their team.

The Leagues mode is a cross-platform feature (except for the Switch which will work independently), where the goal is to obtain the best rank within the different leagues:

  • Legend (top league)
  • Champion
  • Professional
  • Rookie
  • Junior
  • Beginner (unranked or players demoted from Junior 3)

Each league is subdivided into three tiers. Each tier is then divided into groups of players or teams, for competition on a direct scale. Groups can contain up to 30 solo players and 8 teams in the mode of the same name.

Unfolding of the seasons

Seasons are divided into weeks, including a qualification phase (one week) and ten weeks of competition made up of daily and weekly events that players can participate in to climb their group ranking.

Each week ends with a re-ranking, during which players and teams are repositioned according to their performance. At this point, players gain experience allowing them to unlock new customization elements for the driver card and new stickers for the livery editor.

Once the season is over, the world’s top 3 teams and players are entered into the Leagues Hall of Fame.

Events

For each event, players are given three attempts to get the best time. A warm-up mode also allows players to train on the special stages. The events in single player and team modes are different.

The daily events are simple rallies with specific conditions (special, car, weather) renewed daily and added to the group classification at the end of the day.

The weekly events take the form of a complete rally, which can be completed in several game sessions and are renewed each week. Players can choose a car within a specific category. Damage, repairs, and tyre choice are handled at the service park. The points obtained are added to the group ranking at the end of each week.

Finally, the qualification phases are events that appear at the start of each season, using the same format as a weekly event. The results obtained take the form of a general ranking determining the starting position of each player for the season.


Publisher City Connection has announced that they’re bringing Elevator Action Returns S-Tribute to the Switch today. This title will include English, French, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, and Traditional Chinese language options, and is priced at $15 (with a limited-time 10% launch discount)

Elevator Action Returns was originally released as a 2D side-scrolling shooter game by TAITO in 1995. This game is a reproduction of the home console version released by Bing in 1997.

Select one of three special forces members—Kart Bradfield, Edie Burret, or Jad the Taff—then start the game. Grab data from all the red doors, then escape the stage.

When every stage has been cleared, players will also be able to play the first game in the series, Elevator Action (single-player only).

Elevator Action Returns S-Tribute includes a number of quality-of-life features and additions that were never present in the original release. Here’s a complete rundown of the new options available to players.

  • Rewind – Rewind gameplay a by certain amount of time and resume.
  • Slow Mode – Slow game pace down with a single button press.
  • Quick Save / Load – Save game state at any point.
  • Unlimited Credits – The limit on the number of continues can be disabled, allowing for infinite continues.
  • Stage Select – The game can be started from any stage.
  • Increased Healing – Increase the amount of damage healed by obtaining healing items.
  • Lives – Player character lives can be increased up to nine lives.
  • Sub-Weapon Buttons – Sub-weapons are normally used by pressing the shoot button and jump button at the same time, but this can be set to any other single button.
  • Changing the Amount of Damage – You can change the amount of damage you’ll get when the enemy hits you.
  • Keeping the Same Weapon – You can keep your machine gun or rocket launcher if it still holds bullets on to the next level.
  • Scan Lines – Mimics the nostalgic CRT monitor display.

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Dodo Donut brings retro-style arcade action to Switch today

A Donkey and a Dodo walk into a bar...

01 December 2022
by rawmeatcowboy 0

Indie developer pixel.games and publisher Flynn’s Arcade have announced that Donut Dodo, a classic retro-style 2D platformer, is coming to Switch today. The game is priced at $4.99 USD, with a 20% off launch discount available during launch week.

Donut Dodo is a lighthearted arcade game, reminiscent of the beloved early 80’s classics that we still cherish today originally released on Steam back in June. The game is localized in English only, and it has an age rating of E10+.

Play as baker Billy Burns, who has to run, jump and climb to outwit Donut Dodo and his clueless minions. Your goal is to collect all the donuts in each level in the best possible time. Donut Dodo is tough as nails and features no “continues”.


Inscryption carves a name for itself on Switch today

Sign on the dotted line, please

01 December 2022
by rawmeatcowboy 0

Publisher Devolver Digital has announced that Inscryption is releasing for Switch today. The game includes language support for English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, and Traditional Chinese.

From the creator of Pony Island and The Hex comes the latest mind-melting, self-destructing love letter to video games.

Inscryption is an inky black card-based odyssey that blends the deckbuilding roguelike, escape-room style puzzles, and psychological horror into a blood-laced smoothie. Darker still are the secrets inscrybed upon the cards…

In Inscryption you will…

  • Acquire a deck of woodland creature cards by draft, surgery, and self-mutilation.
  • Unlock the secrets lurking behind the walls of Leshy’s cabin.
  • Embark on an unexpected and deeply disturbing odyssey.

JellyCar Worlds parks itself on Switch today

Think you're ready for this jelly?

01 December 2022
by rawmeatcowboy 0

Publisher/developer Walaber Entertainment has announced that JellyCar World is coming to Switch today. The title is priced at $8 and takes up 192 MB of space.

The classic driving/platforming game is back! After over 10 years, finally a new modern JellyCar game is here! Your car is made of Jelly and so is the world! Utilize this and your various abilities (Grow, Balloon, Sticky Tires, Rocket, and more) to navigate the levels and find the exit!

Journey through multiple worlds, each with its own theme and gameplay mechanics. The sounds and visuals combine to give the experience of a flipbook animation come to life. Cap it off by designing your own car designs, and even recording your own sound effects! Unlock more designs, brushes and stencils as you play.


Developer Afterburn and publisher 7Levels have announced that their comfy track-bending puzzle game, Railbound, is coming to Nintendo Switch today. The game is priced at $13 and takes up 156 MB of space.

If you’re fascinated by trains or love traveling aboard them, it’ll be easy to understand why Afterburn decided to feature them and why 7Levels decided to bring the game to Nintendo Switch™. And if you’re a fan of other games from the studio, like Golf Peaks or inbento, you probably don’t need encouragement to check out Railbound. But if it’s your first encounter with these cute and original puzzle games, rest assured that Railbound will meet all expectations.

Railbound is a comfy track-bending puzzle game about a pair of dogs on a train journey around the world. Join, sever, and rearrange railways across different beautiful landscapes. Use tracks, tunnels, barriers, and more to connect carriages in the right order and help passengers reach their destinations.


Publisher Supergonk has announced that they’re bringing the futuristic racing game WARP DRIVE to the Switch today. The title is priced at $25 and takes up 2.5 GB of space.

WARP DRIVE is fast-paced racing with a brand new way to drive: TELEPORT around the track to find shortcuts and hidden routes! Get behind the wheel of a powerful QUAD ROTOR to test your creative driving abilities. Race on the ceiling, jump huge canyons and drive up waterfalls in an epic inverted racing battle! UPGRADE your quad rotor in-between races, gradually improving its abilities, parts and appearance.

Follow the advice of your outspoken manager, Lenny, or just ignore whatever he says… what do aliens know about racing, anyway?! Use deadly HOMING MISSILES to smash opponents, or lay traps with BOMB MINES. Drive smartly, battle rivals, boost fast and warp your way to victory!


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Join Pape and Tura on a wondrous adventure in a beautiful world hand-made out of paper in the award-winning, atmospheric game Papetura, coming to Switch today. The game is priced at $10 (with a limited-time 10% discount) and takes up 1.6 GB of space.

The horror publisher Feardemic is bringing out something new this time. Instead of a terrifying fright ride, what they’re serving us is an atmospheric adventure game set in a world made entirely out of paper and hand-crafted almost fully by a single person over 6 years. While Papetura’s not a horror in the traditional sense, it doesn’t mean it’s all fun and games. After all, what’s a predicament scarier than living in a paper world that’s at a real risk of burning down? And that’s exactly the situation our main characters, Pape and Tura, find themselves in at the start of the game.

Lend your hand to two little creatures, Pape and Tura, whose house is in danger of burning down. Explore the mysterious world shrouded in shadow and light, hand-crafted in its entirety out of paper. Marvel at the simple beauty of the unfamiliar, yet strangely inviting place you find yourself in as you point and click your way through your adventure. Muster the courage and face the dark, flaming monsters threatening your paper paradise.


Developer Northplay have announced that Super Planet Life is launching for Switch today. The title will take up 546 MB of space.

Search the corners of the universe for new friends, who will help you on your quest to become a happy little place to live. Manage your resources, and upgrade tools to advance. Fight your way down deep, deep dungeons leading to the core of.. yourself? And gain the respect of mysterious space gods.

A space adventure in three chapters with a nice story to play through, full of adventure and colorful characters. Lots of varied gameplay like dungeons full of jerks, a ghastly stock exchange, deckbuilding battles, an evil quiz show, and more! Play how you want with support for both game controllers and mouse/keyboard. Extra super features like achievements to collect, more music, and new rewards for completing content.


Tetris: The Grand Master launches for Switch today

Time to really test your Tetris skill

01 December 2022
by rawmeatcowboy 0
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Hamster previously announced that they’d be adding Tetris: The Grand Master to their Arcade Archives lineup. If you’ve been patiently waiting for the title, you’ll be happy to know you can grab it today for just $8. This marks the very first time that Tetris: The Grand Master has released outside of Japan.

Tetris: The Grand Master is a puzzle game released by ARIKA in 1998. Test yourself against players around the globe! This version features a rank certification system that analyzes your speed, accuracy, and technique to rank players into 19 skill levels.


Publisher Digerati and developer Conradical Games have revealed that their phantom-based paper RPG, The Outbound Ghost, is launching on December 1st, 2022, for Switch, priced at $24.99; the game will also available with a 20% discount for a limited time.

Furthermore, the physical version of the game will launch just one day after the digital release on December 2nd, 2022. Pre-orders for the physical version will be handled by Merge Games.

Making its debut earlier this year on PC, The Outbound Ghost is a story-driven adventure that combines exploration, turn-based combat, and crafting. Set in the titular Outbound, a small town with a mysterious and tragic past, players must help the ghostly residents resolve their earthly burdens so they can find peace and ascend to the afterlife.

A series of free updates are going to be rolled out for The Outbound Ghost over the coming weeks and months that will bring additional content and enhancements. The updates will arrive on PC first, before also being released for console. The current schedule for the updates on PC is as follows:

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The Outbound Ghost is an adventure RPG about helping ghosts ascend to the afterlife. The town of Outbound is, quite literally, a ghost town – a home to troubled spooks with unresolved earthly issues, condemning them to an eternity haunting their old ahem haunts.

Battle the past, gain new abilities, solve puzzles, and uncover the mysteries of Outbound to help its unliving residents find peace, freeing them from the shackles of their ghostly limbo.


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During your adventures in the Paldea region, you may find black crystals that look different than the ones you ordinarily approach to take on a Tera Raid Battle. The Pokémon you’ll face at these black Tera Raid crystals are much stronger than those that appear at ordinary Tera Raid crystals, and defeating them can net you rewards that are even more exciting than usual!

Charizard with the Mightiest Mark will be appearing at black Tera Raid crystals during two time periods: first December 1–4, then again December 15–18.

Charizard cannot normally be encountered in Paldea, and the Charizard appearing during this event has Dragon as its Tera Type, making it a formidable foe and powerful ally! It will use devastatingly powerful moves in battle, so defeating it by yourself will be extremely difficult. Team up with family, friends, and Trainers around the world to take it on together!

Event Schedule

  • Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. – Sunday, December 4, 2022, at 3:59 p.m. PST
  • Thursday, December 15, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. – Sunday, December 18, 2022, at 3:59 p.m. PST

Note: This Charizard will have the same mark, Ability, and moves regardless of when it is caught during the event. This special Charizard can be caught only once per save data.

You will still be able to participate in black crystal Tera Raid Battles and receive rewards even after you have already caught the Charizard with the Mightiest Mark.

Charizard may appear again in other events or be encounterable in different ways in the future.

You’ll be able to take on Tera Raid Battles at black crystals after completing certain postgame events. However, players who haven’t completed these events may still participate in these Tera Raid Battles by joining another Trainer’s Tera Raid Battle, whether they’re in a multiplayer group or using a Link Code.