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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.

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.

New details on Dragon Ball FighterZ's Gogeta SSGSS

The next fighter detailed

Gogeta SSGSS is making his way to Dragon Ball FighterZ as DLC, and the most recent issue of Jump Magazine shared some new details on the character. Check out that info below.

- the Gogeta SSGSS entrance scene at the start of a fight features a Fusion scene between Goku and Vegeta
- Gogeta SSGSS shoots Kamehameha and Galick Gun as standard Ki Blast attacks
- his Meteor Attack is the move he used in the movie to defeat Broly

Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games' producer talks about working with the Joy-Con, and the game's current progress

The finish line is in sight

The gang at Dengeki had the chance to interview Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games producer Nobuya Ohashi recently. In the snippet below, translated by NintendoEverything, Mr. Ohashi discusses what its been like making a new Mario & Sonic game with the Joy-Con as the input method.

The Wii title also had that ability to play in a unique way, but I think the control horizons have broadened far more for with the Switch. For example, in the 100 meter race we’ve been able to create a feeling of motion like nothing we have managed before. On the starting line you put your hands to the ground like the athletes really do, and for the hurdles, rather than just waving a Wiimote, you put your hands out in front as you press the button, as if you are clearing the hurdle yourself. By allowing the player take the same poses as the character on the screen, they get the feeling of really being in their shoes, which then creates that sense of competing in real life.

Mr. Ohashi also took a moment to discuss how far along the game is in development.

It’s going well and we are now into the final checking stage. At this point we’re looking at how we can make the game easier to play and also give it more depth.

Switch eShop charts for Aug. 17th, 2019

He's on Fire!

Fire Emblem: Three Houses continues to hang in there at the top spot, which is even more impressive when you consider the stiff competition from big-name games that have seen limited-time price drops. Check out the full rundown below!

All Games

1. Fire Emblem: Three Houses
2. Dragon Ball FighterZ
3. Minecraft
4. Quest for the Golden Duck
5. Doom
6. Super Mario Maker 2
7. Cuphead
8. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
9. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3
10. Doom 3
11. Stardew Valley
12. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
13. Zelda: Breath of the Wild
14. Doom II
15. One Strike
16. Forager
17. Robonauts
18. Hollow Knight
19. Mario Tennis Aces
20. Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition
21. Super Mario Party
22. Turok 2
23. Overcooked 2
24. Layers of Fear: Legacy
25. Dragon Quest Builders 2
26. Cadence of Hyrule
27. Super Mario Odyssey
28. Fishing Universe Simulator
29. Cat Quest
30. Timberman VS

Download-Only Games

1. Quest for the Golden Duck
2. Doom
3. Cuphead
4. Doom 3
5. Stardew Valley
6. Doom II
7. One Strike
8. Forager
9. Robonauts
10. Hollow Knight
11. Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition
12. Turok 2
13. Layers of Fear: Legacy
14. Cadence of Hyrule
15. Fishing Universe Simulator
16. Cat Quest
17. Timberman VS
18. Terraria
19. Super One More Jump
20. Astro Bears
21. Nine Parchments
22. Valkyria Chronicles
23. Burger Chef Tycoon
24. Hollow
25. Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap
26. Plague Inc. Evolved
27. Akane
28. NoReload Heroes
29. Final Fantasy VII
30. Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Complete Edition

Multiple MISTOVER 'character spotlight' videos released

A good look at the principle cast

A series of 'character spotlight' videos have been released for MISTOVER in Japan. Hopefully we'll get English versions of these videos in the near future, but for now, check out the features that have been released so far.






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