Nintendo Shares Hit 15 Month High

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Nintendo Shares Hit 15 Month High

Things keep coming up roses for Nintendo as word has come that the company’s stock value is rising. Trading ended this past Wednesday in Tokyo with Nintendo shares at ¥42,390 ($391), the highest that the stock has been worth since right prior to E3 2018. That’s a roughly 15-month window since trading for the House of Mario has been that good!

This windfall is being accredited to the launch of Nintendo Switch Lite (which just hit stands today). The portable-only version of Nintendo’s flagship hybrid console is being sold for a more budget-friendly $200 (compared to the $300 asking price of the original). Despite being devoid of the ability to dock and be played on a TV, it’s anticipated that Switch Lite will cause a surge in console sales for the company, thus the stock boost.

Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns Out Now For Nintendo Switch

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Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns Out Now For Nintendo Switch

Back in 2007, designer Steve Fawkner’s unique match-three puzzle game Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords came to Nintendo DS. The series is unique for its mix of puzzle and RPG gameplay mechanics. While there have been a number of titles in the years since to play around with this sort of synthesis, few can claim to be as memorable or fun as Puzzle Quest. Well, good news— Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns is out now exclusively on Nintendo Switch!

Here’s what fans can expect from this latest installment:

“Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns builds on the award-winning Match-3 RPG gameplay that surprised and delighted players around the world when Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords first launched for the Nintendo DS family of systems in 2007 — and offers a treasure chest full of brand-new content, including new quests, classes, spells, items, and more!

Paid DLC Coming to Luigi’s Mansion 3

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Paid DLC Coming to Luigi’s Mansion 3

Luigi’s Mansion 3 is just a bit over a month away from its October 31 launch date, but Nintendo is nonetheless already touting the future plans it has for the game. The company is prepping the upcoming title for some good old fashioned downloadable content. Although it might not quite be the DLC some fans would be hoping for.

According to the official Luigi’s Mansion 3 website, here’s what fans can expect from the upcoming expansion:

“Paid DLC will come to Luigi’s Mansion 3 in the future, adding new content to the ScareScraper and ScreamPark multiplayer modes.”

Neo Cab Dated on Switch

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Neo Cab Dated on Switch

Nintendo Switch has played host to a number unique games, and Neo Cab seems to be no exception. The upcoming narrative-driven title stars Lina, one of the last human rideshare drivers. In the title, Lina is trying to reconnect with her missing friend, Savy. In order to do that, however, she must pick up different riders and see what new things she can discover about Automation City.

Developed by Chance Agency and published by Fellow Traveller, Neo Cab wears its cyberpunk influences on its sleeve. With its vivid neon colors and soundtrack by Obfusc (of House of Cards and Monument Valley), the title certainly looks promising to say the least!

Neo Cab will arrive on Nintendo Switch October 5 for $19.99. Those looking to see if the game is their speed can check out the game’s demo, which will be available on eShop the same day.

Sirfetch’d Comes to Pokémon Sword

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Sirfetch’d Comes to Pokémon Sword

Last week, The Pokémon Company released a pixelated image of a brand-new Pokémon. Today, a wild Rotom was blamed for the technical issue and the curtain has officially been pulled back on the latest creature from the Galar region!

An exclusive in Pokémon Sword, Sirfetch’d is the evolved form of Farfetch’d. A Fighting-type Pokémon, Sirfetch’d definitely seems to fit the theme of the new generation, particularly with his leek lance and leaf shield. Sirfetch’d will have the ability Steadfast, which increases the Pokémon’s speed after flinching. Sirfetch’d also knows the exclusive move Meteor Assault, in which the Pokémon charges opponents with its leek. The move is rather taxing, however, forcing Sirfetch’d to rest after using it.

According to The Pokémon Company, Farfetch’d evolves into Sirfetch’d after engaging in a certain number of battles. Will Sirfetch’d impact which version of Pokémon Sword and Shield you’re getting? Let us know in the comments below!

Dragon Quest I, II and III Confirmed for the West

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Dragon Quest I, II and III Confirmed for the West

The critically-acclaimed Dragon Quest XI will finally be coming to Nintendo Switch this month, and while everything said about the game suggests that it’s an exceptionally epic adventure, Square Enix apparently thinks it might not be quite enough to satisfy every gamer out there. Their solution? More Dragon Quest of course! The latest game in the franchise will be released alongside HD remakes of the first three games in the series.

Dragon Quest, Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line, and Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation will all be released together on the same day as their younger franchise sibling. As the series progressed, the games did grow longer and more complex and the prices for the games reflect that; the first game will cost $4.99, the second will be $6.49 and the third will go for $12.49.

All three games will be available for download on the Switch eShop September 27. The games were also announced in Japan where they will also be getting a bundled physical release. So far nothing has been said about the games receiving the same treatment in North America, however it has been confirmed the Japanese version will also contain English language support, so that might be an option as well for physical collectors.

Dream Events Detailed for Mario And Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

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Dream Events Detailed for Mario And Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Believe it or not, the Mario and Sonic at the 20XX Olympics franchise has never been focused on delivering completely realistic depictions of those popular sporting events. After all, while the Olympics feature plenty of Italians, you don’t find too many Hedgehogs. However, one popular feature has been the Dream Events, special versions of sports that deviate even further from reality, and they will be making a return in the upcoming Mario and Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

This time around, the Dream sports will be Racing, Shooting, and Karate. Dream Shooting has you shooting targets in a classical, Japanese style castle, Racing features hoverboard racing that very much has a Sonic vibe thanks to the grind rails, and Karate actually seems to be more focused on changing panels on the ground into your color by smashing your foes into them. For a better idea of the gameplay, check out the trailer below:

Mario and Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics releases on November 5 for the Nintendo Switch.

Gen V Pokémon Come to Pokémon Go

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Gen V Pokémon Come to Pokémon Go

While some gamers might be decrying the decision to decrease the total number of Pokémon in the upcoming Pokémon Sword and Shield for Switch, they can at least take solace that Niantic is still slowly but surely increasing the roster in Pokémon Go. The most recent update has added creatures from the Unova region introduced in the fifth generation of games, Pokémon Black and White.

Some of the creatures should already be available for capture like normal, while others will only be available via eggs or raids. Of course, some will be exclusive to certain regions.

Two kilometer eggs might contain Patrat, Lillipup, Purrloin, or Pidov. Five kilometer eggs can include Blitzle, Drilbur, and Foongus as well as the regions starters, Oshawott, Snivy, and Tepig. Lastly, 10 kilometer eggs will net you Ferroseed, Klink, Litwick, Golett, and Deino.

Super Nintendo World to Connect with Switch Consoles via Wristbands

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Super Nintendo World to Connect with Switch Consoles via Wristbands

At Comcast’s 2019 Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference, Chairman and CEO of Universal Parks & Resorts Tom Williams provided new details on Super Nintendo World and how it will “redefine what a park experience is like.”

The Nintendo-themed park— the first of which is set to open at Universal Studios Japan next spring— will have two rides available on opening day: Super Mario Kart and Yoshi’s Adventures.

Rides and attractions based on Nintendo franchises aren’t the only things setting Super Nintendo World apart from every other theme park: using a magnetic wristband, guests will be able to interact with the park and the wristband will tracks scores and interface “back with your game console so you can build on it and come back again,” according to Williams.

Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection Will Be on One Cartridge

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Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection Will Be on One Cartridge

Tired of Capcom’s history of requiring additional downloads for Mega Man Legacy Collection games? Breath a sigh of relief— Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection will feature all six games and Z-Chaser mode on one cartridge.

Previously, Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 +2 and Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2 didn’t feature all of the games in each respective collection on one cartridge, but instead required additional downloads for players to receive all of the games. Capcom’s recent Resident Evil collections on Switch have also followed this trend. Needless to say, this is a welcome change.

Will you be adding Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection to your Switch library?