July 30 – August 5: This Week in Nintendo News
Last week was somewhat slow for Nintendo news, but this week made up for it. Sit down and get ready for a series of announcements, release dates, and more!
Nintendo Switch News
Capcom recently expressed interest in bringing more games to the Nintendo Switch. Horror fans should be pleased, because Resident Evil Revelations and Resident Evil Revelations 2 are coming to the Nintendo Switch later this year as the Resident Evil Revelations Collection. It will include a physical cartridge for Revelations and a download voucher for Revelations 2. Both games will also be available separately on the Nintendo eShop.
Is horror not quite your thing? On the opposite end of the spectrum, Marvelous announced Peach Ball: Senran Kagura, a pinball spin-off for the Switch. The Senran Kagura presentation also included the first gameplay footage from the other spin-off, Shinobi Refle: Senran Kagura. Neither has been confirmed for a Western release yet.
Meanwhile, the cinematic visual novel visual novel Necrobarista was confirmed for a Switch release.
This week had something for fans of arcade games, too. The arcade games Strikers 1945 (released in 1995) and Gunbarich (released in 2001) are both available now for the Switch! You can find them on the eShop for $7.99 each. The first screenshots have been revealed for the Penguin Wars remake, too.
The 2016 game Aragami might be on its way, as well. While it’s just a rumor for now, a French retailer listed a Director’s Cut for the game on its website for the Switch.
Now, let’s check out some new trailers. If you’re looking forward to Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, you’ll be pleased to see the newest trailer from Ubisoft, which focuses on the combat.
Gust also released a Switch trailer for Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon.
Finally, the exploration game Rime, which came out earlier this year, will be out for the Switch on November 14 in North America and November 17 in Europe.
Nintendo 3DS News
Moving on to the 3DS, new game announcements have yet to cease. If you enjoyed the Etrian Odyssey-esque Persona spin-off Persona Q, you’re in luck. Persona Q 2 has been announced, although little is known about it. And speaking of Etrian Odyssey, a new trailer for Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth introduces the Warlock class.
Meanwhile, two new characters were announced for Fire Emblem Warriors: Cordelia and female Robin.
But before those games come out, you’ll be able to enjoy two exciting 3DS RPGs this September. Monster Hunter Stories will be out on September 8 in North America and Europe, with a demo to be made available on the eShop this Thursday, August 10. After that, Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters will be out on September 29. Like with Pokémon games, this third game is the definitive version of Yo-Kai Watch 2.
Finally, after Dragon Quest XI came out in Japan, fans learned it had a very cool unlockable. When you complete the game, you get a code that lets you download the original Dragon Quest game! That’s a pretty nice treat, and we hope the same will be true for the Western version when the game is localized.
It was a good week for Nintendo news, with several announcements and new revelations. What are you most excited for? Which of the newly-announced games do you hope to play? Let us know in the comments.