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Nintendo Power Cast Ep. 257 

In this episode Caitlin Burt and Andre Segers join me for a round table discussion of Animal Crossing New Horizons. Caitlin has never played the game and has so many questions. Andre has slowly fallen off with the series overtime and I am starting to feel some fatigue from the series. Leave a comment below letting us know how you are feeling about the series.

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Nintendo Power Cast Episode 256

 

Music On Being Human 

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What We Played/Impressions

Indies 

News

  • New games announced for NES Online and SNES Online out Feb 19th
    • NES - Shadow of the Ninja and Eliminator Boat Duel
    • SNES - Pop’n TwinBee and Smash Tennis
  • Pokemon Home is live and able to be downloaded on the Eshop
    • The mobile version is also available on iOS and Android
    • The Pokemon Bank app on 3DS also received an update 
  • Nintendo Switch Lounges coming to some US airports
    • Nintendo will be offering travelers hands-on time with consoles and select games at 4 US airports starting on Feb 13
    • Washington DC, Seattle, Chicago O’Hare will have the lounge from 2/13-5/29
    • Dallas Love Field will have a lounge from 2/13-5/26
    • Travelers will be able to purchase consoles and games with 2-day shipping at the lounges, they can also claim a Nintendo Luggage tag and a coupon for $10 off a purchase of $75 or more at Target on Nintendo product
  • Animal Crossing will NOT allow a save data transfers
    • Not only will there be only one island per console, but you also will not be able to transfer you save data to another console.  Owners of the lite and regular Switch will have to decide which console they want to play this game on.  
    • In-app purchases????

Talking Points

  • How to overcome the Direct Drought 
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Nintendo Power Cast Episode 255

 

Music On Being Human 

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What We Played/Impressions

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News

  • Animal Crossing Switch bundle announced releases on 3/13/20 one week before game release
  • Daemon X Machina will be released on Steam next week on 2/13.  What does this mean for other possible 2nd party games releasing NOT on a Nintendo platform?
  • Saints Row 4: Re-Elected coming to Switch on 3/27/20
  • Platinum Games launched a Kickstarter for The Wonderful 101 and immediately reached its goal.  Kickstarter lists April 2020 as a launch window for the remaster

Talking Points

  • ONE ISLAND PER CONSOLE!!!????
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Nintendo Power Cast Episode 254

 

Music On Being Human 

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News

  • Byleth and smash update 7.0 releases tomorrow Tue 1/28
  • DLC Pack 3 for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 was teased today on Nintendo's twitter 
    • Fantastic 4: Shadow of Doom will arrive in Spring 
  • Multiplayer comes to Mario Kart Tour
    • To access multiplayer you will need to have unlocked at least one cup
  • Rivals of Aether: Definitive Edition coming to Switch in Summer 2020
    • All previous fighters, stages, and cosmetics will be in this version
    • Also, new fighters coming to the game include Shovel Knight and Ori from Ori and the Blind Forest
  •  Tetris Maximus Cup celebrating Lunar New Year starts runs from 1/30- 2/3 
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Nintendo Power Cast Episode 252

 

Music On Being Human 

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News

  • Pokemon Direct was last Thursday watch the Direct here YouTube

    • Two different parts of the Pass have announced The Isle of Armor coming out in June and The Crown Tundra coming out in the Fall
    • GameFreak has said they will add more than 200 more Pokemon to the game, all Pokemon will be available to everyone regardless of the ownership of the DLC.  Players without the Expansion Pass will be able to trade for the Pokemon from the two new areas
    • Lots of new cosmetic additions are coming to the game, hairstyles, clothing, and bags
    • Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX was announced coming out March 6th - Demo available now to play and progress will carry over into the full retail release
    • Pokemon Expansion Pass announced will cost $30
    • If you own both games and want the expansion pass for both you will need to purchase the DLC for both copies
  • Nintendo showed off some more of the Mario Theme park coming to Universal Studios Japan this year, check out the trailer here YouTube
    • One thing shown off will be the use of the Smart Phone app and Power Up Bands that will gamify your experience in the park
  • Announced this morning that we will find out the final fighter in the Year 1 Fighter Pack for Smash on Thursday morning 1/16 at 6 am PT 9 am ET
    • If this plays out like the last 2 announcements we should see an in-depth look at the character then a release later that afternoon 
  • Bioshock The Collection for Switch - Ratings leak in from Taiwan
    • The game ratings are listed separately so possible that we could have an Eshop release and a possible physical collection 
  • Xenoblade Chronicles: DE could be out on May 29th - leaked by Danish retailer Cool Shop

Talking Points

  • Reaction to Pokemon News - are you going to get the DLC?
  • Who do we think the 5th fighter is?
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Nintendo Power Cast Episode 251

 

Music On Being Human 

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What We Played/Impressions

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News

Talking Points

    • Alienware UFO announced at CES
    • Animal Crossing new trailer and showed off box art

 

  • Pokemon Direct speculation

 

  • Animal Crossing HYPE
  • Switch Pro later this Year?
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Nintendo Power Cast Episode 249

 

Music On Being Human 

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What We Played/Impressions

  • Dauntless
  • Fortnite - Star Wars Event

Indies 

News

  • Game Awards Recap for Nintendo titles

    • Awards won

      • Best Fighting Game - Super Smash Bros Ultimate
      • Best Strategy Game - Fire Emblem 3 Houses
      • Best Family Game - Luigi’s Mansion 3
      • Player’s Voice - Fire Emblem 3 Houses
    • Games announced
      • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 DLC “Rise of the Phoenix”  coming Dec 23

        • X-Men DLC with Phoenix, Gambit, Iceman, and Cable
        • New Danger Room mode and new gauntlet missions  - trailer
      • Bravely Default 2
        • Made by the teams that worked on Bravely Default and Octopath Traveller from Square Enix coming out sometime in 2020 - trailer
      • No More Heroes III
        • 2020 release with a very on-brand weird trailer
  • Luigi’s Mansion 3 getting DLC multiplayer pack
    • $10 for 2 multiplayer packs coming in 2020

      • 1st drop comes on April 30 with 3 mini-games for Screampark and 3 new outfits for Luigi
      • 2nd drop scheduled for July 31, 2020, with an additional 3 mini-games and 3 outfits for Screampark

Talking Points

 

  • GOTY discussion

 

    • Nintendo Game
    • All consoles GOTY
    • Best Multiplayer
    • Best Indie Game
  • Games that came out this year
    • New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe/Super Luigi U
    • Travis Strikes Again
    • Tetris 99
    • Nintendo Labo VR Kit
    • Yoshi’s Crafted World
    • Super Mario Maker 2
    • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3
    • Fire Emblem 3 Houses
    • Astral Chain
    • Daemon X Machina
    • LOZ Link’s Awakening
    • Dragon Quest XI S
    • Ring Fit Adventure
    • Luigi’s Mansion 3
    • Pokemon Sword and Shield
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Nintendo Power Cast Episode 248

 

Music On Being Human 

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What We Played/Impressions

Indies 

News

  • Indie World Direct was today  - Watch it again HERE

    • Wario64 live tweet feed shows all the games in the direct
    • Sports Story - follow up to Golf Story - out mid-2020
      • Play more than just golf in this RPG with other side activities to do now including tennis, volleyball, baseball, soccer, and exploring dungeons 
    • Streets of Rage 4 - out 1st half of 2020
      • Looks like a really well-polished beat-em-up
    • Gleamlight - out early 2020
      • Specifically stated in the trailer that the game will have no UI
    •   Bake’n Switch - out summer 2020
      • Looks to be somewhat similar to overcooked but more 4 person action-adventure
    •  Supermash - out May 2020
      • Combine two types of games into one to create something unique that you can share with others via creation code
    • Talos Principle Deluxe Edition - out Today 12/10
      • First Person Puzzle game
    • Sail forth - out 2020
      • Command a ship and sail in procedurally generated worlds to save stranded pirates, pillage, or fight other ships.  Work to build your own armada and command all ships
    • Dauntless - out today 12/10
      • Online monster hunter type game, play with 3 others to take down monsters, Free to Play game
    • Murder by Numbers - out early 2020
      • A detective picross type game
    • Oddworld Stranger’s Wrath HD - out Jan 2020
      • First-person adventure game involving combat with a crossbow
    • Skatebird - out late 2020
      • Play as bird and skateboard
    • Liberated - out 2020
      • Play a graphic novel as a side scroll action game
    • Boyfriend Dungeon - out in 2020
      • Dungeon crawl using your weapons that are also “single boys to date”
    • Dreamscaper - out early 2020
      • Combat systems include Brawler, top-down shooter, dungeon crawler to explore randomized dream dungeons
    • The Survivalists - out 2020
      • Set in the Escapists universe, play local or online co-op to build and survive on an island.  Best part you can train monkeys to work for you
    • Axiom Verge 2 - out Fall 2020
      • Follow up to the successful first game - one of the best games to play for fans of 2D Metroid games
  • MLB the Show is moving to be a multiplatform game as early as 2021
    • Could we see MLB the Show on Switch? Nintendo and Xbox twitter handles were tweeting about this news when it broke on Monday night
  • Tetris 99 update out today adds Team Battle Mode
    • Join one of 4 teams to battle the other 3 teams to be the last team standing
    • New options for different button configurations, user emblems and an option to redeem 4 themes from the past Maximus Cup events
  •  Qubic Games is giving away 10 games for free to anyone that owns at least one of their games before 12/15 follow the link HERE for details and how to claim your free games.  

 

Talking Points

  • Game Awards what will we see as a surprise announcement 
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