Nintendo Download (10/29/20) - This week's European downloads

The following games are now available in Europe:

Switch Retail

Instant Chef Party
Mad Rat Dead
My Universe: Fashion Boutique
Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty
Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty
Pikmin 3 Deluxe
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

Switch Download

#Halloween, Super Puzzles Dream
Angry Video Game Nerd 1 & 2 Deluxe
Banana Treasures Island
CASE 2: Animatronics Survival
Control Ultimate Edition – Cloud Version
Crimson Clover: World EXplosion
De: Yabatanien
Detective Puz
Diamond Girl: An Earnest Education in Love
Family Mysteries 2: Echoes of Tomorrow
Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria Simulator
Gibbous: A Cthulhu Adventure
Gnome More War
Haunted: Poppy’s Nightmare
Legends of Ethernal
No More Heroes
No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle
Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm
Part Time UFO
Party Games: 15 in 1
Poltergeist Crusader
Rep Rope: Don’t Fall Behind+
Slither Loop
Super Puzzle Pack
The Language of Love
Wonder Blade
Yuppie Psycho: Executive Edition

Switch Demos

Castle Crashers Remastered
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Switch Pre-Orders

Bravely Default II
Immortals Fenyx Rising
Tropico 6 – Nintendo Switch Edition

Nintendo Download (10/29/20) - This week's North American downloads

The following games are now available to purchase in North America:

Switch Retail

Bakugan: Champions of Destroia – $49.99 (available November 3)
Hunting Simulator 2 – $39.99 (available November 3)
Mad Rat Dead – $39.99 (available October 30)
My Universe: School Teacher – $29.99 (available November 3)
Pikmin 3 Deluxe – $59.99 (available October 30)
Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! – $29.99 (available October 30)

Switch Download

#Halloween, Super Puzzles Dream – $5.99
Angry Video Game Nerd 1 & 2 Deluxe – $14.99 (available October 30)
Arcade Archives Soccer – $7.99
Barbearian – $11.99
Boss Rush: Mythology – $8.99 (available October 31)
CASE 2: Animatronics Survival – $29.99 (available October 30)
Clea – $14.99 (available October 30)
Control Ultimate Edition – Cloud Version – free-to-download
Crimson Clover: World EXplosion – $19.99
De: Yabatanien – $13.99
Demong Hunter – $7.99
Detective Puz – $5.99
Diamond Girl: An Earnest Education in Love – $19.99
Family Mysteries 2: Echoes of Tomorrow – $14.99 (available October 30)
Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria Simulator – $7.99 (available October 31)
Gunslugs – $7.99 (available November 3)
Haunted: Poppy’s Nightmare – $4.99 (available October 30)
Jurassic World Evolution: Complete Edition – $59.99 (available November 3)
Legends of Ethernal – $19.99 (available October 30)
No More Heroes – $19.99
No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle – $19.99
Part Time UFO – $8.99
Pixel Puzzle Makeout League – $14.99 (available October 30)
Red Rope: Don’t Fall Behind+ – $12.99
Slither Loop – $4.99 (available October 30)
Super Puzzle Pack – $29.99
TAURONOS – $6.99 (available November 3)
The Knight of Queen – $4.99
The Language of Love – $11.99 (available October 30)
The Long Return – ?
Touhou Spell Bubble – $54.99
Wallachia: Reign of Dracula – $14.99
War Titans – $14.99
Wonder Blade – $14.99
Yuppie Psycho: Executive Edition – $16.66
Zombie Hill Race – $9.99

Switch DLC

Explore The Crown Tundra in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield – Continue your Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield adventure in The Crown Tundra, a new area to explore that will be added to the Galar region as part of the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass or Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass. From stretches of blizzard-swept fields to the depths of the cavernous Pokémon Dens, this new area can be explored seamlessly like the Wild Area, and is home to Pokémon you couldn’t find previously in the Galar region. Gear up for adventure, have some Poké Balls at the ready and prepare to unravel the mystery of the regal Legendary Pokémon Calyrex.

Switch Demo

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Demo – Before the Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity game launches for Nintendo Switch on Nov. 20, try out a free demo for the game, available now in Nintendo eShop! The action-packed story is set in Hyrule 100 years before the events of the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game. The demo will let you experience the fast-paced action and dramatic cutscenes, which shed light on the events that led to the Great Calamity.

eShop Sales

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week at https://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.


Pluck Pikmin To Earn Platinum Points and Prizes – Five Pikmin are hiding somewhere on the Pikmin 3 Deluxe website. Seek them out to earn My Nintendo Platinum Points. The more you find, the more points you’ll earn. You can redeem your Platinum Points at My Nintendo toward acquiring prizes, including new drinkware rewards themed after Pikmin 3 Deluxe. Add some pint-sized whimsey to your next refreshing glass of fruit juice thanks to your Pikmin pals!

Free Nintendo Switch Online Trial – For a limited time, you can head to My Nintendo and get a free seven-day trial of Nintendo Switch Online without using any Platinum Points.* Offer ends Nov. 2 at 8:59 a.m. PT.

RUMOR - Another round of evidence points to Crash 4: It's About Time coming to Switch

Is it just a matter of time?

I think we all expect Crash 4: It's About Time to head to Switch. Activision tried to pretend that both the Spyro Reignited Trilogy and the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy weren't coming over, but they eventually did. People have been feeling the same way about Crash 4: It's About Time, and now we have some more evidence to back that up.

Dataminers have been digging through the PS4 version of the game, and they found some hints at what could be a Switch version. Information in the INI file mentions a Switch version, and it even references the project name for Spyro Reignited Trilogy on Switch, which Crash 4: It's About Time would no doubt use as a base to build the game upon. This would also indicate that Toys for Bob would be handling the port, which is the same team that handled the Spyro Reignited Trilogy and the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Switch ports.

You can hear the full rundown of details on this info in the video above. Check out the snippet at the 3:09 mark.

Thanks to Sligeach_eire for the heads up!

RUMOR - Resident Evil 3: Cloud Version coming to Switch

Is a second Cloud outing for Resident Evil on the way?

Switch owners can enjoy the Cloud version of Control on Switch today, and a Cloud version of Hitman is on the way as well. It looks like those games might not be the only Cloud titles on the way to Switch, as an interesting discovery has been found by dataminers.

When you launch the Cloud version of Control on Switch, you'll get directed to the following site. Dataminers were quick to dig through the site to see what else they could find, which led to the discovery of the icon above.

Capcom hasn't announced Resident Evil 3: Cloud Version for Switch, but the move would make sense. Resident Evil 7 got a Cloud release in Japan, and it's likely Capcom wants to continue that move with other installments in the franchise. Now we just sit back and wait for them to confirm it!

$375k box of Pokemon cards discovered to be fake upon opening

Pokemoney down the drain

There have been a number of high profile Pokemon card purchases lately, and a number of them have turned out to be fake. The latest in the line of duped card purchasers comes from the Dumb Money YouTube channel, which features Dave Hanson, Chris Camillo & Jordan Mclain.

The gang decided to go all-in on a box of Pokemon cards that were supposed to be an unopened box of first-edition. The purchase amounted to $375k, and the plan was for the YouTube channel to open the box live on-stream, eventually auction the cards off, and then donate the money to charity.

The Dumb Money gang found out during their initial live-stream that the purchase they made wasn't legit. The supposedly unopened box of cards had clearly been opened and sifted through. It also contained a bunch of cards that weren't first edition, and the box itself was resealed to make it look like the real deal.

The purchase was made from Jake “JBTheCryptoKing” Greenbaum, who claims he believed the cards to be real. He also made sure to get his payment in cash up front.

Sakurai originally wanted to use Minecraft stage imports in Smash Bros. Ultimate, but the idea was abandoned

Talk about lofty goals!

Sakurai's next Famitsu feature is available, and this one is all about the addition of Minecraft content to Smash Bros. Ultimate. You can see a complete breakdown of the feature below, as translated by PushDustIn and Sephazon.

- the concepts for the fighter and stage came relatively easily
- Sakurai is very familiar with Minecraft, and understands the game well
- the more that Sakurai relies on the original game, the more difficult it was to actually make new fighters fit in Smash
- the team had to balance what was possible to create, while making Steve unique
- the team wanted to make sure Steve wouldn’t lose the charm from his original series all while not making him unbalanced
- while Minecraft is owned by Microsoft, the developer and department in charge for the characters differed from Banjo-Kazooie
- when the idea was presented to Microsoft, they were very pleased
- Steve might be a bit difficult for new players to handle at first
- as Minecraft has a wide fanbase, Sakurai considered increasing the fighter's accessibility a bit
- if the Smash team did that, then it wouldn’t feel like Steve came from Minecraft
- since Minecraft is a complex game, it seemed fitting to make the character more dynamic to match
- while Steve may be considered as one fighter, he is composed of 4 unique characters – Steve, Alex, Zombie and Enderman
- the additional characters are basically color swaps, and there are no differences in their hitboxes or other characteristics
- main elements derived from the original game, such as mining, crafting and placing blocks, were utilized
- Steve’s stage incorporates the concept of biomes from the original game
- originally, Sakurai wanted to create a level editor that would let players create a stage in Minecraft and import it into Smash
- he gave up on the idea pretty early, simply because it was “impossible”
- due to “various circumstances,” the original songs could not be used in Smash
- a few songs were abandoned mid-arrangement
- Sakurai feels the overall atmosphere of the tracks used fit well with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- recording the “How to use Steve/Alex” presentation was difficult
- Steve was also developed entirely during the COVID-19 pandemic, making development difficult
- Sakurai is happy to be involved with various IPs and to continue working on the next DLC

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity "Unleashing the Divine Beasts" trailer + free demo out now on the eShop

What are you waiting for?

Take control of each of the fearsome Divine Beasts in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. Unleash powerful attacks as you wipe out Calamity Ganon’s forces by the hundreds!

A demo of the game is available now! Give it a try before release on November 20.

Remasters of No More Heroes and No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle available now on Switch

No more waiting!

Torrance, Calif. – October 28, 2020 – Following this morning’s Nintendo Direct Mini reveal, XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., surprised fans with the North American launch of remastered versions of No More Heroes and No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle. The stylish cult classics from the imaginative mind of SUDA51 were previously released for the Nintendo Wii™ system in 2008 and 2010 respectively. Developed by Grasshopper Manufacture Inc. and Marvelous Inc., both titles are now available for the Nintendo Switch™ system digitally via the Nintendo eShop in North America. To celebrate the return of these beloved titles, XSEED Games is running a 10% launch discount off the $19.99 price for each game through November 14. The remastered titles feature a host of enhancements including HD textures, improved system font, additional language support, and more.

In No More Heroes, Travis Touchdown starts off as the #11 ranked assassin in the United Assassins Association (UAA), and with his trusty beam katana must face off against the world’s top 10 assassins. He rides the streets of Santa Destroy on his signature motorbike, the Schpeltiger, and packs an arsenal of pro-wrestling moves honed from years of watching wrestlers power bomb and body slam each other. It’s a long way to the top, but the all-American otaku won’t stop until he’s the #1 assassin in the world, baby!

No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle takes place three years after Travis achieves his goal of being the #1 assassin in the UAA. However, time has not been kind to him, and he finds himself falling down the ranks to #51. Adding to his problems is Skelter Helter, another assassin who has sworn revenge on Travis for the death of his brother. With his trusty beam katanas in-hand for twice the hacking and slashing, and teamed up with his allies Shinobu and Henry Cooldown, Travis is on a mission to reclaim his #1 position and fend off new challengers. An otaku at heart though, there’s always time for retro 8-bit minigames to help him earn some money and power up!

Developed by Grasshopper Manufacture Inc. and Marvelous Inc. and published by XSEED Games in North America on the Nintendo Switch™ system, the remastered versions of No More Heroes and No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle are available for purchase on the Nintendo eShop priced at $19.99 each with a 10% launch discount through November 14. Both titles have been rated “M” for Mature on Nintendo Switch by the ESRB.

Bravely Default II launching for Switch on Feb. 26th, 2021, delayed from originally planned 2020 release

Seeing a slight delay!

Bravely Default II will no longer be making its originally planned 2020 launch "to ensure this RPG experience is the best it can be", but will instead be releasing in early 2021, on February 26th to be exact. Pre-purchases are currently being accepted on the Switch eShop, with the free demo (that released earlier this year) still available. Check out the latest trailer above from the recent Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase.

Guided by the crystals, four heroes set out on a grand adventure. In their way stands a group of powerful Asterisks bearers, each possessing a powerful job type.

Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase 'October 2020' concludes the presentation series for this year

That's all folks!

The Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase for the month of October 2020 will be the final Partner Showcase of the year. Concluding on a pretty beefy presentation, you can watch the full video here. Check out what Steve Singer (Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Publisher and Developer Relations) said about this announcement in the press release for the Direct:

“Even though this is the final Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase of the year, the Nintendo Switch games from our development and publishing partners are still coming on strong. Through these video presentations, we are able to show the breadth of creative and diverse experiences that can be found on Nintendo Switch.”


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