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GoNintendo Talking Points - GamesIndustry on a muted Switch launch: A Rebuttal

GamesIndustry shared an article on the upcoming Switch launch and what they feel to be a rather muted push from Nintendo. I jumped in for a rebuttal feature on the article.

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Famitsu's most wanted - Feb. 2nd to 8th, 2017

1. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI – 949 votes
2. [3DS] Monster Hunter XX – 702 votes
3. [PS4] Final Fantasy VII – 676 votes
4. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI – 594 votes
5. [SWI] Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 490 votes
6. [PS4] Musou Stars – 360 votes
7. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III – 342 votes
8. [SWI] Splatoon 2 – 262 votes
9. [3DS] Fire Emblem Echoes – 249 votes
10. [PS4] Horizon Zero Dawn – 236 votes
11. [3DS] The Alliance Alive – 210 votes
12. [PS4] Blue Reflection – 209 votes
13. [PS4] Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age – 207 votes
14. [WIU] Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 206 votes
15. [3DS] The Snack World – 204 votes
16. [SWI] Super Mario Odyssey – 201 votes
17. [PS4] New Hot Shots Golf – 200 votes
18. [PS4] Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash – 197 votes
19. [PS4] Tekken 7 – 177 votes
20. [PS4] Ace Combat 7 – 176 votes
21. [PS4] Gran Turismo Sport – 159 votes
22. [PS4] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III – 142 votes
23. [SWI] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 138 votes
24. [3DS] Pikmin – 116 votes
25. [3DS] The Great Ace Attorney 2 – 106 votes
26. [PSV] Dungeon Travelers 2-2 – 105 votes
27. [PS4] Ys VIII – 102 votes
28. [3DS] Lady Layton – 99 votes
29. [SWI] Dragon Quest XI – 97 votes
30. [SWI] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – 90 votes

Japan - Pokemon Sun/Moon Shiny Tapu Koko distribution announced


- distribution gives out a serial code that allows players to receive a special Shiny Tapu Koko
- first time that Tapu Koko has been available as a Shiny Pokémon
- event runs at 7SPOTs in 7-11 stores from March 17th to April 9th

Redout dev on competition from FAST RMX, DLC plans

A portion of a Miketendo64 interview with Giuseppe Franchi of 34BigThings...

Miketendo64: So while the Switch might not be seeing the release of a new F-Zero title any time soon, it will see the release of two indie racing games, FAST RMX and Redout. Are you at all concerned about how Redout will fair in terms of sales, due to potentially receiving competition from FAST RMX?

Giuseppe Franchi: Honestly, the anti-gravity racing genre has been so neglected for so many years that I’m happy FAST RMX is coming too. I’m also really happy that the Wipeout Omega Collection will hit PS4: players who love the genre are starved for these kinds of games.

If we had 10 valid titles competing against each other the situation would be different, but current things standing I think we can make our own fortune. If the game sells well or doesn’t, it will be down to us.

Miketendo64: We live in an age where dlc is becoming more and more common. Are there any plans to support Redout with more additional content and updates long after its Switch release? Or is it a case of “Get it done, get it out and get on with the next one?”

Giuseppe Franchi: Hah! We’ve never stopped patching the game since launch. In fact, we’ve released 6 patches, adding ship liveries and color schemes, global leaderboards, multiplayer lobby chat, cockpit view, fixing a ton of bugs and improving performances (especially on VR), plus releasing a whole DLC for free with 5 extra racing tracks on a new environment. So no, this is definitely not a case of “push the game out of the door and see ya folks”. This is our first time receiving this much attention and we want to build a good reputation as developer.

Switch advertising hits Target flyer in Australia as well

Looks like Target locations around the world are getting in on promoting the Switch on their flyers. While Target in the states has put a tiny advert on the front page of their flyer, this Target Australia flyer gives the whole back cover to Switch.

In other news, I had NO idea Target was in Australia. The things you learn!

Arc System Works - a look at Othello and New Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers for Switch

Othello

- battle against 16 different levels of CPU opponents
- use wait/undo and hint functions
- supports two players
- 500 yen

New Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers

- more modes are included compared to the 3DS version
- features HD visuals
- teaser site here

Oceanhorn 2 dev says it's too soon to talk about bringing the sequel to Switch

Coming from one of the devs on Oceanhorn 2...

I'm personally very excited for the Nintendo Switch and I believe it could be possible to make the game run on that hardware, but it is too soon to think about it! :)