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GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 731

The one where the soundboard returns!

Thanks to @KrazyKernal for the awesome artwork!

Mere minutes before the podcast today, after weeks of work, we finally got the soundboard audio working! Direct-feed soundboard blurbs and music trivia, baby! I know there's still some levels to work out as far as volume goes, but it's certainly better to be a bit quiet than too loud. Next week we'll be even better!

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Nintendo of America says they do not have an exchange program for revised Switch models

Looks like you're out of luck

Earlier in the week, we saw reports of people contacting Nintendo customer service looking to exchange their recently-purchased Switch for one of the revised Switch units with better battery life. Nintendo customer service reps were supposedly telling people that so long as they could provide evidence of having purchased their Switch on/after July 17th, 2019, they would swap out their purchase for a revised Switch model. We reached out to Nintendo of America on the matter, who has provided us with this statement.

“We do not have a Nintendo Switch exchange program. We always want players to enjoy their Nintendo Switch systems, and if anything ever gets in the way of that, we encourage them to visit http://support.nintendo.com for support, or to contact our consumer support team.”

As we guessed earlier, this seems to be a case of select Nintendo customer service reps dishing out details that aren't exactly true. If anyone actually did get their Switch exchanged for the revised unit, it seems that option is no longer being offered.

Contra Rogue Corps director explains why the game uses a top-down view

Switching things up

The majority of Contra games use a side-scrolling perspective, and then throw in a handful of levels that play with teh camera angle. Contra Rogue Corps spices things up by using a top-down view as the main camera. In an interview with Famitsu (translated by NintendoEverything), producer Nobuya Nakazato explains why this decision was made.

That’s right. Maybe it’s how overblown the whole thing is, or maybe just how flashy and kind of stupid it is. From the very first game there has always been the ability to play multiplayer, and we’ve brought that over to this one too. Here, though, as you can play with up to four players, we had to go with the top view so that the screen didn’t get too confusing.

In other games in the series there were both side and top views, but here it doesn’t switch depending on the stage. Instead, the camera seamlessly shifts for the best view. If the player were able to manually shift the camera it would give them too much to do and make it hard for them to concentrate, so we’ve made it so the camera automatically moves to the best viewing angle.

Niantic continues to tease Jirachi's arrival in Pokemon GO

The teasing continues

Niantic has been dropping numerous hints about Jirachi being added to Pokemon GO, with none of them being all that subtle. The lack of subtlety continues with today's tease, which flat-out shows the outline of Jirachi in the stars. Hopefully we get the official detail soon!

Pokemon Masters' Lear profile

The future king?

The Pokemon Masters Twitter account has shared the profile for another character. Check out details on Lear below.

Lear is a prince from an unknown country. Inspired by a past loss to a Trainer wearing a hat, he built the artificial island of Pasio and organized the PML to conquer his own weakness. A Trainer wearing a hat? Now who could that be?

Milkmaid of the Milky Way coming to Switch on Aug. 22nd, 2019

Makes me what to quote the Aphex Twin song

Milkmaid of the Milky Way is an award-winning, rhyming adventure game. What happens when a young milkmaid sees an alien craft in a fjord in 1920's Norway?

Experience a story-based puzzle game unlike anything you've ever played before! Raved by critics and players around the world, you play as milkmaid Ruth who lives alone on a remote farm in a faraway fjord. Then one day a spaceship arrives and turns Ruth's life upside down, sending her on a quest that will change her life forever.

Milkmaid is a modern take on a much loved genre from the 90's, the point'n'click adventure game. Solve puzzles, explore intriguing settings and experience a gripping story that twists and turns.

Features

- A lovingly crafted universe with hand-painted backgrounds combined with old school pixel art
- An exciting, intriguing story filled with wonder
- 2-4 hour playtime
- All dialogue and game text written in rhyme!
- English, French and Norwegian languages
- Autosave and custom save games
- Four earth-based cows
- Absolutely no microtransitions, loot boxes or pay to win
- Lovely, original soundtracks
- Made with passion by one guy from Norway

Milkmaid of the Milky Way comes to Switch on Aug. 22nd, 2019, and is priced at $6. The game takes up 237 MB of space.

Superhot looks set for launch on Switch next week

That's hot

Twitter user SimonTime has been snooping around Nintendo's eShop backend to see what's up, and they've noticed that a listing for Superhot has been added, and it looks like the game is ready to launch with just one flip of a Switch. Superhot is now pretty likely to be revealed during Monday's IndieWorld presentation, and it'll likely be launched ruing the event.

Superhot's devs have been keen to bring the game to Switch for awhile now, but they stopped short of confirming a port. This leaked info shows that the team has been working on the Switch port all along! Check out full details on Superhot below.

Blurring the lines between cautious strategy and unbridled mayhem, SUPERHOT is the FPS in which time moves only when you move. No regenerating health bars. No conveniently placed ammo drops. It's just you, outnumbered and outgunned, grabbing weapons off fallen enemies to shoot, slice, and maneuver through a hurricane of slow-motion bullets.

With its unique, stylized graphics SUPERHOT finally adds something new and disruptive to the FPS genre. SUPERHOT’s polished, minimalist visual language helps you focus on what's most important – the fluidity of gameplay and cinematic beauty of the fight.

SUPERHOT Features:

Endless Mode – how long can you last against unyielding waves of enemies?
Challenge Mode – take on SUPERHOT with your bare hands, no restarts, timed runs, and more.
Replay Editor – edit and upload your best runs for all to see on superhot.video.
Extras – delve further into SUPERHOT with mini-games, ASCII art, and [redacted].
Thirty months in the making. Thousands of hours put into development and design. From its humble origins in the 7 Day FPS game jam, through a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign to a plethora of awards and nominations from industry experts, SUPERHOT is a labor of love by its independent, dedicated team and thousands of backers from all around the globe.

Did You Know Gaming - King K. Rool

In this video, Did You Know Gaming takes a look at King K. Rool, and the games this character has been in such as Rare's Donkey Kong Country series and Nintendo's Super Smash Bros Ultimate.

Another round of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening 'Switch Vs. Game Boy' comparison footage

I think I can tell the difference...

Let's take a second look at the gameplay footage Nintendo released for The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening this week, but this time it's compared to the Game Boy version. Obviously the Switch version looks leagues better, but it's still completely faithful to the original.

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