Sights & Sounds - An Action Packed Commute with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Best experienced with headphones! ♫

Everyone has an everyday routine and a commute to match it. Take in the sights and sounds with Nintendo Switch and add some action to your normal. How does Nintendo Switch bring the action to your travels?

Filmed by DevinSuperTramp on a Pacific Surfliner train.

Switch version of 'The Legend of Dark Witch' releasing worldwide on October 24th, available today in Japan

Witches in October

The Legend of Dark Witch -Chronicle 2D Act-, the first game in the series from developer Inside System, is making its way over to Nintendo Switch. While the title (Majin Shoujo) will be available today in Japan, it will be releasing worldwide tomorrow, on October 24th. The game will normally be priced at ¥770, but will be on sale on the eShop for ¥616.

-A magical world beautifully depicted through in-game graphics. -Diverse levels that provide a fair challenge. -Additional bonuses that reward those who replay the game. -3 difficulty modes.

Two Point Hospital delayed, now releasing the first half of 2020

It's not an emergency, just a delay!

Two Point Hospital was originally planned to be released during the last half of 2019. Now, an official statement has been released from Two Point Studios announcing a minor delay for the upcoming title. A finalized release date has yet to be given, but we can look forward to the game in the first half of 2020. Check out the full statement from Two Point Studios' Craig Laycock below:

…we’re going to need a bit more time

A big hello to you, the fine folks in our community.

We’ll cut to the chase: we’re going to delay the release of Two Point Hospital on console to the first half of 2020 to make it the best it can possibly be.

As you no doubt know, we’ve been beavering away hard at work on Two Point Hospital with our pals at Red Kite Games, who have been doing a great job working with us on the transition of Two Point Hospital over to console.

We invited press to come into the studio and get hands on with the game not too long ago, and they loved the direction we were heading in, especially with the revamped control scheme, redesigned for console platforms.

We also showcased the game at Gamescom, with hands-on playable code on the show floor, which went down well with hundreds of players. It was exciting and rewarding to see so many people getting hands on with the game.

All of that reaction has been fantastic to see, and it’s just another reason why we really care about getting the final release right.

So why the delay? Put simply: making a management simulation game on three consoles (and making it the best it possibly can be on all three), is a tricky programming puzzle.

We have to take the game apart and figure out how to fit it into what is essentially a smaller box. That takes a fair amount of time and engineering work, and it turns out we need to take a little more to iron out the remaining creases.

So, we’re going to take a bit longer to get that right. We expect a new release date for Two Point Hospital Console to be in the first half of 2020 and we’ll be sure to keep you right up to date with our progress.

We know you’ll be a bit disappointed by this news, but hopefully you understand why we’re doing it: quality is the most important thing and we want you to have the very best experience.

We’ll be sure to show you more soon,

Your friends @ Two Point Studios

New concept art released for 'No More Heroes 3', Bayonetta designer has redesigned 'Kimmy Howell'

Alongside the announcement of a new horror game being developed by Suda51 and Swery65, a few more details have been released for the anticipated third-installment in the No More Heroes franchise, No More Heroes 3. Take a look at some of the concept art released for the game, including a redesign of Kimmy Howell from No More Heroes 2, designed by Mari Shimazaki, the artist behind Bayonetta.

Above, you can view the newly designed college-graduate version of Kimmy Howell. Below, is what the character looked like in No More Heroes 2.

Three new forms of Destroyman were also revealed. Destroyman - Mass Produced, Destroyman - Version T, and Final Destroyman. According to Suda, Final Destroyman will be saved for No More Heroes 4.

Josh Keaton and Jennifer Hale will continue their voice acting positions for the characters.

Polyroll gets a launch trailer, coming soon to Switch

Let's roll!

The roly poly with attitude has to rescue his friends from the evil Kaiser Kiwi in this retro platformer inspired by the classics!

Shiny Lunala and Shiny Solgaleo available from select retailers in Greece

I'm walking on Sun (and Moon) shine!

Other countries have already been given an opportunity to receive Shiny Lunala and Shiny Solgaleo in Pokémon (Ultra) Sun or Pokémon (Ultra) Moon, but now it's Greece's time to shine.

Both of the legendary Pokémon will be available from select retailers until November 15th. To receive your corresponding Pokémon (Lunala in Pokémon Sun/Ultra Sun & Solgaleo in Pokémon Moon/Ultra Moon), just ask for a download code at one of these listed retailers:

Seven, Public, Media Markt, Game Explorers, Console Club, Astron DVD Club, Gamescom, Gameland, Power User, Inspot Creta, E-paideia and Met Net.

Thanks to cassiel for the heads up!

Thief of Thieves: Season One announced for Switch, releasing November 21st

The announcement came like a thief in the night!

In Thief of Thieves: Season One you play as a cat burglar using stealth, social engineering and team members to pull off some high profile heists across the world. Based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman , Thief of Thieves: Season One, it’s time for Celia to make the leap from apprentice to master.

Previously exclusive to PC and Xbox One, Thief of Thieves: Season One from developer Rival Games is making its way over to Nintendo Switch! A physical version has yet to be announced, but the game will be available digitally on the Nintendo eShop for $19.99 on November 21st. Skybound Games will be publishing the indie-adventure title.

Japanese hardware/software sales for Oct. 14th to Oct. 20th, 2019

'Ring Fit Adventure' tops the sales charts!

'Ring Fit Adventure' was recently released for Switch, and impressions for the title have been quite good! Not only is the game doing well review wise, but now we have some Japanese sales data to reveal it's doing well in terms of consumer purchases as well. Selling a total of 68,497 units throughout the week, the exercise-adventure game sold just around two thousand units more than 'Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town'. The Nintendo Switch continues to be the best selling weekly hardware, with 54,067 total units sold. 19,246 of which, were from the Switch Lite. Check out the full Japanese sales data for the week below!

01./00. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) - 68.497 / NEW
02./00. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town (Marvelous) {2019.10.17} (¥5.800) - 66.193 / NEW
03./02. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age S - Definitive Edition # (Square Enix) {2019.09.27} (¥7.980) - 15.744 / NEW (-38%)
04./01. [NSW] Disney Tsum Tsum Festival # (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.10.10} (¥6.100) - 11.824 / NEW (-61%)
05./08. [NSW] Minecraft # (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) - 9.020 / NEW (+23%)
06./07. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) - 8.305 / NEW (+8%)
07./09. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 # (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} (¥5.980) - 7.964 / NEW (+11%)
08./06. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World - Iceborne Master Edition # (Capcom) {2019.09.06} (¥6.990) - 7.468 / NEW (-20%)
09./10. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) - 7.312 / NEW (+9%)
10./00. [NSW] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition (Spike Chunsoft) {2019.10.17} (¥6.480) - 7.218 / NEW

New horror game in developement from Suda51 and Swery65, something "light and easy to play"

Hotel Barcelona?

Suda51 (creator of No More Heroes) and Swery65 (Deadly Premonition) both made an appearance on IGN Japan to discuss plans of an upcoming horror collaboration title, 'Hotel Barcelona'. Final details have not been decided, but they both have been discussing working on a project together since 2018. Most of their ideas were forgotten after getting drunk, so the recent stream was a way to force the two developers to discuss some ideas.

The current concept for the game is about a magazine journalist visiting a modern new hotel, ensuing horror throughout. "Each [room] which represents a different person, or a different dimension, or a different look at what happens in this period of time." Nothing about the release is set-in-stone yet, as the translator clarified, "Don't take this for the final word on anything, please."

Both 'Siren' for the PlayStation 2, and projects from American filmmaker, David Lynch, are said to be inspirations. Suda51 and Swery65 texted the director of Siren, Keiichiro Toyama, asking on the spot if he would help make the game. After deciding they wanted his involvement, they quickly received a solidified yes!

Suda came up with the title for the game, Hotel Barcelona, just 30 minutes before the stream aired. However, it's likely this won't be the final name for the project, based on him later changing his mind about where the game could take place. While his initial plan was for you to visit Barcelona, he said Tokyo, South Africa, or Venezuela are other possibilities for the game's location.

Devolver Digital are in talks with the two developers about helping to publish the title, reportedly offering around one million USD for production. Hotel Barcelona will be an indie release, and not developed by a AAA studio.

The upcoming horror title will be "light and easy to play", and the Switch will very likely be one of the platforms for release. Next week, more concepts will be thought of from Swery, and a logo will be designed by Suda. Hotel Barcelona certainly seems like something we should keep our eye on!

'House House' felt that the Nintendo Switch platform was "the right emotional fit" for Untitled Goose Game

Untitled Switch Game

Fans just can't get enough of the untitled goose game known as Untitled Goose Game! Jacob Strasser from development studio 'House House' took to TIME magazine to talk a little bit about why Nintendo Switch was the chosen platform for their wacky title. Based on his comment, the Switch really does feel like the perfect fit for the goose's antagonistic adventure.

“It’s the nice, friendly console. Its whole aura is one of friendliness, and it feels more inviting to non-gamers, or non-traditional gamers or players. When it came down to the decision of where we would launch, it felt like the right emotional fit.”

Check out TIME magazine's full article here!


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