GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 597

Big show this week! Big cast, big news, big discussions, big stupidity. I guess with the Switch on the horizon, we just have a lot more to talk about! Hope you enjoy the super-sized effort!

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Fire Emblem Cipher - Series 9 to include Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Fire Emblem Cipher is a card game series that has yet to make its way stateside, no matter how much I cross my fingers and toes to make it happen. Now I have another reason to be jealous. Series 9 of the cards will include characters from Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. There will be more news given on Series 9 during a live stream, set for Feb. 11th.

RUMOR - Walmart ending in-store Switch preorders on Jan. 23rd

I still don't know how Walmart is going to fulfill all these Switch preorders on day one, but let's hope they pull through. You still have a couple days to get in there and grab your Switch!

Super Mario Odyssey - trailer theme rock cover

Thanks to Animated for the heads up!

Dragon Quest Heroes I-II - new gameplay details, new elements for Switch

- HD Rumble is being implemented
- feel vibration from the Joy-Con when slashing enemies, and it differs for each monster
- slashing a Slime will give a jelly feeling
- slash a Golem for a rough / hard vibration
- when slashing a bunch of enemies, you’ll be able to notice that a Metal Slime is hidden somewhere in the crowd
- difficulty level and game balance has been adjusted
- improved elements introduced for Dragon Quest Heroes II will now be applied to the first game
- includes Ragnar McRyan from Dragon Quest IV as a new character
- Malroth from Dragon Quest II is also appearing as a boss
- more details coming during a live stream close to launch

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - all official amiibo costume art thus far

All amiibo costumes so far in MK8 Deluxe. (Apparently, Daisy/Waluigi/Boo amiibo aren't supported)

According to these images, it looks like certain amiibo won't have costumes. Either that, or Nintendo hasn't revealed the art for amiibo like Waluigi yet.

ARMS to include more characters than the ones shown

The following info comes from Nintendo's Kosuke Yabuki...

- more characters than are currently revealed
- some stages of destructible elements
- special attacks can be guarded
- special gauge fills up as you punch or get hit