Studio MDHR announced today that Cuphead will officially hit the Nintendo eShop on April 18, 2019, and is available for pre-purchase starting today for: $19.99 USD, $25.99 CAD, £16.99, and 19,99€. Aside from the game’s Switch launch, a major free content update is going to be made available for all versions of Cuphead (Xbox One, PC, Mac) on the same day with several new features, including: a playable Mugman in single-player, new fully animated cutscenes, never-before-seen art and fight intros, ten additional languages, a plethora of bug fixes, and plenty of secrets for players to discover. Read more for another video and additional information.
This Nintendo Switch bundle includes a $35 eShop credit just in case you already own the Mario games on sale for MAR10 day, and it’s being offered for just $299 shipped, today only. You’ll get the Nintendo Switch console itself, a Switch dock in black, contrasting left / right Joy-Con controllers (Neon Blue + Neon Red), and all the extras you need to get started – Joy-Con strap accessories, one Joy-Con grip, HDMI cable, and a Nintendo Switch AC adapter. Product page. Read more for another video and additional information.
The Nintendo Labo: VR Kit has been unveiled ahead of Mario Day on March 10th, and it aims to create a simple and shareable virtual reality experience for kids and families. This kit features six new Toy-Con creations to build, including Toy-Con VR goggles, a blaster, camera and lots more. This kit encourages passing around the Toy-Con creations among a group of people so everyone can easily join in on the fun. Simply slide the Nintendo Switch console into the Toy-Con VR Goggles and hold it up to your eyes to start playing, no head strap needed. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Released in 1991, the original ToeJam & Earl centered around alien rappers who have crash-landed on Earth and attempt to escape the planet. Players assumed the role of either ToeJam or Earl and collect pieces of their wrecked spacecraft. HumaNature Studios, the company founded by series creator Greg Johnson, is set to release the latest in the series on March 1, 2019. This time, the game will play from a fixed, isometric viewpoint, and feature the same basic gameplay of exploring up a successive layer of floating islands. Read more for a video review showing why this 90s refresh is definitely worth getting.
It’s official, Nintendo announced today that Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield will be coming to Switch in late 2019. This game will bring Generation 8 to the console with three new starter Pokemon: Grookey (grass-type), Scorbunny (fire-type), and Sobble (water-type). It will take place in Galar, a fictional area of England, complete with various environments such as the countryside, modern cities, forests, and snow-covered mountains. Read more for a reaction video and the full Pokemon Direct announcement.
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Nintendo Switch fans who have always wished the portable game console could double as a full-fledged tablet will be happy to know that Android is officially coming, thanks to developers Billy Laws and Max Keller. They managed to get an early version of Android Q running on the device, complete with a working touchscreen, Joy-Cons, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Read more for a video demonstration and additional information.
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Microsoft and Nintendo are teaming up to publish more Xbox games on the Switch, involving both direct ports and a Switch app to allow for Game Pass, the Netflix-like subscription service for video games. To be more specific, Microsoft is looking to publish Ori and the Blind Forest, which is currently an exclusive for Windows 10 and Xbox platforms, on Switch. That’s not all, project xCloud, the cloud-based game streaming service Microsoft showcased at E3 2018, could be coming to Nintendo’s console, too, enabling you to play games on the Switch that its limited hardware otherwise wouldn’t be able to handle – like Halo – provided you have a reliable and high-speed internet connection. Read more for another video and additional information.
Set to hit the Nintendo Switch in June, Super Mario Maker 2 packs tons of new features not found in the previous versions. For example, players are now able to add slopes that look similar to the ones in Super Mario World as well as new gameplay elements from the Wii U game Super Mario 3D World, from transparent warp pipes to the Cat Suit and even enemies such as the Ant Trooper. Read more for a deep dive into all the new features that we know about so far.
Originally released for the Game Boy over 25 years ago, one of the most popular games in the Legend of Zelda series returns. In this modern video game remake, players travel to the mysterious island of Koholint to guide Link on a perilous adventure. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening will launch exclusively on Nintendo Switch some time in 2019. Read more to watch the announcement reaction video and additional information.
Playing games between the Xbox, Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android players may soon expand beyond “Fortnite,” “Minecraft” and “Rocket League,” as Microsoft plans to release a new cross-platform developer kit that will bring its Xbox Live functionality from 400 million gaming devices and over 68 million active players to “over 2B devices.” The company is “looking to plan a multi-platform strategy that brings the most active, engaged players into a community where they can watch, buy, play, pause, and continue their games from one device to the next on top of the most reliable social and multiplayer network in the world.” Read more for a video and additional information.