Voez Coming to Switch

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Voez Coming to Switch

Switch’s lineup of upcoming games has once again grown. Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu’s latest issue has revealed that Voez, a rhythm game currently available on mobile devices, will be coming to Switch.

The gameplay in Voez requires players to tap, swipe, and slide on their touchscreens along to the music, which leans heavily on J-pop styles. Based on the screenshots, it looks like the Switch version’s gameplay will be very similar and that the current game’s pleasant anime look will carry over as well. What looks to be new is a story mode based around playing as a band of what appears to be Japanese high schoolers.

Nothing has been said regarding when the game will come out or whether or not it will be released outside of Japan. For those curious to learn more, the mobile version is free to download on iOS and Android.

Preorders Open for Yooka-Laylee Soundtrack

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Preorders Open for Yooka-Laylee Soundtrack

Playtonic’s upcoming 3D platformer Yooka-Laylee grabbed the gaming world’s attention not just for looking like a well-made love letter to a long dormant genre, but because it was being made by the former Rare developers who pretty much defined the golden age for that genre. With the game’s April release growing ever closer, many gamers and collectors might be excited to hear that the game’s soundtrack is now available for preorder through Laced Records.

Of course, it’s also worth mentioning the soundtrack features compositions from Grant Kirkhope, David Wise, and Steve Burke, all of whom have also worked on many of Rare’s celebrated platformers, including titles in the Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong franchises. Also, in keeping with the retro-inspired nature of the game, the soundtrack will be available on vinyl alongside CD and digital download.

The soundtrack will be released on April 7 while most versions of the game will release on April 11. Unfortunately, the Switch version will be released at a later, currently unknown date.

Dragon Quest X’s Japanese Release Target Revealed

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Dragon Quest X’s Japanese Release Target Revealed

Back in 2012, the extremely popular Dragon Quest series moved into the MMO realm with its tenth entry. Currently, the title is available on Wii, Wii U, and 3DS in Japan, but with the impending launch of Switch, that lineup is going to be shaken up in the near future.

Square Enix has announced that Dragon Quest X will be released on Switch this year, though the launch window is rather broad, pegging the date as either sometime this summer or fall. This new version of the game will also see a significant update that will unfortunately result in the company ending support for the Wii version. Though not too many details have been given yet, the company did express its intent to give players a way to easily move from Wii to Switch.

Unfortunately, just like every other version of the game, all of this news is currently only relevant to Japanese gamers. Square Enix has yet to express any intent to bring Dragon Quest X to other markets.

Toyfare and Wonder Festival Showcase a Number of New Nintendo Toys

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Toyfare and Wonder Festival Showcase a Number of New Nintendo Toys

Over the weekend, the Toyfare 2017 convention was held in New York City while Wonder Festival 2017 was also held in Japan. At both shows, a number of new Nintendo-related toys made their debut, from across the company’s most popular franchises. Below, you’ll find a sampling of some of the exciting new products on the way!

Unsurprisingly, Pokémon has gotten a lot of attention over the last year. As a result, tons of new merchandise will arrive in the near future, including a line of Mega Bloks, which were announced by the company last week. At Toyfare 2017, a number of additional sets were on display. Apparently, smaller Pokémon will be on sale individually, including Pikachu, Zubat, Eevee and more. There will also be battle two-packs and larger sets for Pokémon such as Gyarados and Charizard.

Contest: Win some Zelda Swag from Nintendojo and Fun.com!

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Contest: Win some Zelda Swag from Nintendojo and Fun.com!

It’s finally here, Dojo Disciples! After what can only be described as a punishingly long wait, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and the Nintendo Switch are less than two weeks away from release!

To celebrate, Nintendojo and Fun.com want to give a few diehard Zelda fans a little something extra to mark the occasion. All you have to do is follow @Nintendojo and @Fundotcom_ on Twitter and retweet Nintendojo’s current pinned tweet. We’ll announce three winners, selected at random, here on Nintendojo March 3, the launch day of Switch and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild!

One grand prize winner will receive a Link statue from Dark Horse. One runner-up will receive an NES Zelda cartridge throw, while another runner-up will receive a Hylian Shield coffee mug.

Yoku’s Island Express Announced for Switch

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Yoku’s Island Express Announced for Switch

The Wii U was no stranger to unique and entertaining pinball games. This year, Swedish developer Villa Gorilla will seek to continue that trend on Nintendo’s next system with the release of Yoku’s Island Express for Switch.

Yoku’s Island Express will follow protagonist Yoku, a dung beetle and the new postman of Mokumana Island. Throughout Yoku’s adventure, he’ll have to solve puzzles, defeat enemies, rebuild the island’s post office and awaken a sleeping god. The developer calls the title “an open-world pinball adventure.” We’ve embedded the game’s trailer below!

According to the developer, the title takes inspiration from the films of Studio Ghibli, with a focus on hand-drawn visuals and interactions between nature, spirit and life. While the adventure and pinball genres have seen some crossover in the past, the combination of a Metroidvania-influenced world with pinball is certainly a new and interesting concept. The four-man development team at Villa Gorilla seems to have created something unique, at the very least! Stay tuned to Nintendojo for more information on the title in the coming months!

Take a Look Inside the Super Bomberman R Game Case

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Take a Look Inside the Super Bomberman R Game Case

While the Switch’s smaller carts and cases have been seen in the wild, up until very recently, there hadn’t been any pictures of what the cases look like on the inside. That all changed this weekend when a Twitter user based in Australia somehow got their hands on a copy of Super Bomberman R and naturally showed it off for the world to see. We’ve embedded the pictures below for your viewing pleasure!

Konami has clearly done an excellent job with the interior art! While environmentally conscious gamers might bemoan the amount of packaging for such a tiny cartridge, it’s still a very appealing look. And given that some smaller, download-only games from the last decade have already been seemingly lost to time, it’s nice to see that the Switch will have a lot of smaller titles on physical media.

Do you plan on checking out Super Bomberman R next week? Let us know in the comments below!

Get Ready to Build ‘Em All with Pokémon Mega Construx!

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Get Ready to Build ‘Em All with Pokémon Mega Construx!

Bandai has been releasing Pokémon Mega Bloks sets in Japan since last year, but North America will finally be seeing some, too, with the release of Pokémon Mega Construx this summer. Mattel recently rebranded its block construction toys and separated them into two different lines: the Bloks line is aimed at younger children, while the Construx sets are meant for the preteen to adult collector. The upcoming Pokémon Mega Construx will feature Pikachu, Charizard, and other figures of Pokémon from the Kanto Region.

Colin Palmer, VP of marketing at The Pokémon Company International, said the following about the new Construx sets via press release:

“Mega Construx brings the engaging world of Pokémon to life in one of the most popular play expressions for kids today. We bring only the highest quality Pokémon experiences to our fans around the world and Mega Brands’ attention to detail and thoughtful creativity with Mega Construx is sure to delight kids as well as the most passionate Pokémon trainers.”

Disgaea 5 Complete Coming to Switch Spring 2017

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Disgaea 5 Complete Coming to Switch Spring 2017

In the latest issue of MCV, the release date for Disgaea 5 Complete was confirmed for May 26. However, MCV is a U.K. publication, so this date hasn’t been confirmed for North America, but it is expected that the North American release date will be similar, if not the same.

Some details about the game were provided by NIS America senior associate producer Alan Costa. According to Costa:

“Both versions are the same. However, the Switch version features all the DLC from the PS4 version. We will definitely be emphasizing that all DLC can be found on the Switch version as well as highlighting that the game can be played at home or on the go.”

NES Classic Edition: Third Best Selling Console in January 2017

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NES Classic Edition: Third Best Selling Console in January 2017

According to NPD Group’s January 2017 report, the NES Classic Edition was the third best-selling console of the month, outpacing Wii U sales. While it may not come as a surprise that, with 1.5 million units sold globally, the NES Classic would outsell Nintendo’s current home console that is on its way out, it is a bit surprising that it managed to snag the third spot on the list, given how hard it has been for most people to buy one in stores or online.

For those of you that haven’t yet managed to snag the elusive device, are you still holding out hope that you’ll be able to get one? Let us know below!