September 3 – September 9: This Week in Nintendo News
After last week’s rush of Nintendo news, it’s no wonder this week was a little quieter. Let’s take a look.
Nintendo Switch News
The biggest news was probably the announcement that L.A. Noire will be coming to the Switch on November 14. The Switch version of Rockstar’s detective game will include the original game and all its DLC, with a gyroscopic Joy-Con mode, touchscreen controls in portable mode, HD rumble, and new camera angles.
If adventure games are more your style, you’ll be pleased to hear Syberia is also on its way to the Switch. In fact, it will be out on October 20.
Meanwhile, Nicalis teased its upcoming Switch games with a new image, with five titles blurred out. They appear to be 1001 Spikes (already revealed for the Switch), VVVVVV, Code of Princess, Knight Terrors, and one more game that fans haven’t been able to figure out yet.
In Japan, the Switch is also getting a new rhythm game called Gal Metal.
Next, two more Switch games got release dates this week. The puzzle game Soldam: Drop, Connect, Erase will be out in North America on October 20, and the horror games Resident Evil: Revelations 1 and 2 (available as a collection or separately) will be out on November 28.
Double Dragon IV came out for the Switch this week, and with it, a new trailer.
Several game updates were also announced. The Fast RMX version 1.3 update will add 6 new tracks, 2 new cups, and Japanese language support on September 13. Two days later, on September 15, two-player co-op will be added to Cave Story+. And finally, ARMS will be updated in the future to enable controller remapping.
Finally, the official website for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is now live, so be sure to take a look.
Switch and 3DS News
Check out the latest trailer for Fire Emblem Warriors. In addition to the previously announced characters, Sakura from Fire Emblem Fates was revealed as part of the roster.
Nintendo 3DS News
In 3DS-specific news, the series director for the Etrian Odyssey series said a new Etrian Odyssey game is in the works. It will be a “festive” culmination of the series’ progress, and it will be the last to use the 3DS’s bottom screen for the map. (Note: there is some concern that he might have meant Etrian Odyssey V is the last for the 3DS, but it appears he meant this unannounced game.)
Meanwhile, if you’re excited for Culdcept Revolt, you can sign up to receive free DLC when the game launches. The “Challenge from Hell” DLC is a challenging bonus scenario with a special map, and the “Soltis Book Cover” DLC is a special book cover to use in-game. You have until October 3 at 9:59 AM PT to sign up for this DLC. A new trailer focused on the game’s multiplayer was also released.
Finally, Spike Chunsoft announced that Attack on Titan 2: Future Coordinates will be out in Japan on November 30. This is the sequel to Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains.
Which of this week’s announcements interests you the most? What do you think the fifth new game from Nicalis is? Let us know in the comments!