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Switch eShop games - file size round-up (Worms W.M.D., Portal Knights, and more)

Worms W.M.D – 4.6GB
Mantis Burn Racing – 3.5GB
Portal Knights – 2.7GB
Max: The Curse of Brotherhood – 2.5GB
Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today – 2.1GB
Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive – 1.6GB
Human Fall Flat – 1.2GB
Transcripted – 1.1GB
Stick it to the Man – 771MB
Teslagrad – 482MB
The End is Nigh – 260MB
Unepic – 221MB
Star Ghost – 180MB
Letter Quest Remastered – 155MB
Uurnog Uurnlimited – 113MB
Crimsonland – 88MB
Kid Tripp – 25MB

Square-Enix's full statement on supporting Switch - Interest in creating new IP and rebooting past titles

We've already heard that Square-Enix has some big interest in supporting the Switch. Those tidbits came from some translations from various sources, but now we have the official translation from Square-Enix themselves. You can see the company's full Switch statements below.

Q: Where do you intend to prioritize allocation of your development resources going forward?

A: We base our development resource allocations on the unique attributes of each platform. In particular, Nintendo Switch makes it easier for us to leverage our back catalog of assets and expertise, so we want to be proactive in creating new IP and rebooting past titles for that platform.

Q: What do you think of Nintendo Switch, and how are you approaching development efforts for it?

A: Nintendo Switch is seeing rapid uptake, and we welcome the arrival of such a platform. We intend to be proactive in our development efforts given that it’s a platform that is well suited to the mid-sized titles at which we excel.

Uurnog Uurnlimited - more screens

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Uurnog Uurnlimited is out now in Japan, and will be out in NA/EU in just a few hours! This is another title made by Nifflas, one of my favorite indie devs. Can't wait to check out his latest!

One More Dungeon hitting Switch "early next month"



We've known for awhile now that One More Dungeon was coming to Switch, but now Ratalaika Games has given some info on when to expect it. Looks like we'll be able to grab the game before the year closes out. When the official date gets issued, we'll be sure to share.

Splatoon 2 - new gear and hairstyles on the way



Nintendo is going to be sharing a 90-second video showing off some new gear and hairstyles coming to Splatoon 2. We don't know when the goodies are going to be released, but perhaps that info will come from the quick presentation. Can't wait to check it out!

RARE releasing Battletoads in Battlemaniacs, Conker's Bad Fur Day, and Viva Piñata soundtracks on vinyl



With the holiday season barrelling inexorably towards us and home-made mince pies making regular appearances around the company, we've begun indulging in furtive daydreams of brightly wrapped packages with our names on them. And blow us down with a festive feather if our chums over at iam8bit haven't provided the perfect gift idea: a whopping three new vinyl editions of classic Rare soundtracks.

As with our previous iam8bit collaboration (on the sold out Battletoads, Banjo-Kazooie and Perfect Dark vinyls) it's Rash, Zitz and Pimple leading the charge – this time with Battletoads in Battlemaniacs, a 16-bit brawl through the nefarious Gamescape featuring a soundtrack originally composed by David Wise, seeing its first ever official release 25 years later. (We think most of you should have finished level three by now.)

Not to be outdone in the catchy-tunes-accompanying-gratuitous-violence department, Conker and the Bad Fur Day crew make some noise in a double-LP outing that chronicles the hedonistic hero's misadventures. There's previously unreleased music here from maestro Robin Beanland, alongside fan favourites like Rock Solid and Sloprano – well, we were hardly going to leave them out, were we? You'd be livid.

If that all sounds a bit hectic, fret not! Soothing tunes from a papery paradise await within the double-disc Viva Piñata collection, the music of which is guaranteed to chill and charm you in equal measure courtesy of Grant Kirkhope and a chuffing great orchestra. Naturally, we've snuck some never-before-released tracks in here too, both from the original game and its sequel Trouble in Paradise.

As if that wasn't enough, each of the albums offers you access to a digital version so you can listen on the go without having to lug your gramophone around. Tempted? Then we highly recommend a visit to iam8bit's site to learn more – and see the accompanying range of stylish Rare character pin badges. Preorders coming soon!

Tiny Metal director accused funding the game with money from another Kickstarter

I've been letting this one simmer a bit today to see what other details pop up, and unfortunately, the situation seems to have only gotten more confusing and sordid.

Long story short, Tiny Metal dev Hiroaki Yura has been accused of using funds from another Kickstarter project to bring Tiny Metal to life. The funds supposedly come from Project Phoenix, a Kickstarter project that raised over a million dollars. As expected, Yura says this isn't the case at all.

The one making the accusations is Tariq Lacy, someone who worked on Tiny Metal for a couple of months. Yura says that Lacy was terminated due to sexual harassment issues with female staffers.

As you can see, it's a case of he said, she said. There's no clear-cut answer right now, and unfortunately, Tiny Metal hangs in the balance of it all.