October 15 – October 21: This Week in Nintendo News
Several new Nintendo games and details were revealed this week, including a new system update.
Nintendo Switch News
In the biggest news of the week for Switch owners, the newest system update is now available. Version 4.0 adds video capture for select games, new Super Mario Odyssey and Breath of the Wild profile icons, pre-purchase options in the eShop, and best of all, the ability to transfer user profiles and save data to another system. We hope this is a step toward allowing save back-ups.
The next BlazBlue game, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle will be out in 2018, including a Switch version. Characters revealed so far are Ragna the Bloodedge, Jin Kisaragi, Rachel Alucard, Hazama, and Noel Vermillion from BlazBlue, Yu Narukami, Yosuke Hanamura, and Chie Satonaka from Persona 4, Hyde, Linne, and Waldstein from Under Night In-Birth, and Ruby Rose and Weiss Schnee from RWBY. More information is due out later this month.
Next, the meta 2D side-scrolling game Icey is coming to the Switch, although a release date hasn’t been announced.
Nippon Ichi Software announced a new action RPG called Your Four Knight Princess Training Story, which balances strategy action combat with raising princesses. It will be out in Japan in January 2018. No localization news has been announced yet, but you can check out the official website.
Doom also received a Switch release date. It will be out on November 10. Later in the month, turn-based strategy game Tiny Metal will be out on November 21. Finally, the Switch version of adventure game Syberia 2 will be out on November 30, following the October 20 release of Syberia.
Meanwhile, Sega has revealed the Rental Avatar system in Sonic Forces, which will allow you to borrow a Hero Character created by another player, and swap between that and your character at any time. They also released a gameplay video showing this in action.
For Dragon Ball fans, Bandai Namco has confirmed a free Hero Colosseum facility for Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, which adds new battles and story content. It has also been revealed that Android 13 and Tapion will be released as paid DLC characters.
And when Resident Evil Revelations 1 and 2 hit the Switch on November 28, player will have two exclusive retro-style mini-games to enjoy. Revelations comes includes an enemy-blasting game called “Ghost Ship Panic,” while Revelations 2 includes a Ghosts ‘n Ghouls homage called “Ghouls ‘n Homunculi.” Playing the games will give you rewards for Raid Mode. Check out the gameplay in these new videos.
The newest ARMS update is now available to download. Version 3.2 adds Badges, Recent Replays, and several fixes and adjustments. You can find the full details here under Ver. 3.2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has also been updated to support video capture, along with other small adjustments. You can find the details here under Ver. 1.3.
And if you’re excited for the Shin Megami Tensei HD game announced for the Switch, more information will be revealed on October 23 in a special Japanese Youtube broadcast.
Nintendo Switch and 3DS News
Curious about the DLC packs for Fire Emblem Warriors? We’ve now learned that each DLC pack includes:
- 3 new playable characters
- 3 new History packs
- Bond conversations
The DLC characters were also revealed. The Fire Emblem Fates pack includes Azura, Niles, and Oboro, the Shadow Dragon pack includes Navarre, Minerva, and Linde, and the Awakening pack includes Owain, Tharja, and Olivia.
Nintendo 3DS News
With Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon on the horizon, we finally have answers to some of our most pressing questions. In a Weekly Famitsu interview, producer Shigeru Ohmori and director Kazumasa Iwao confirmed once and for all that Ultra Sun and Moon is not a sequel, but rather “a story that diverges a little differently.” Story changes will begin early in the game, and there is an additional post-game episode. Overall, the scenario’s volume is about twice that of the original Sun and Moon. If that excites you, be sure to also check out the exciting English story trailer.
Ultra Wormholes will allow the player to visit different worlds, including areas where you can find legendary Pokémon like Mewtwo. They have also adjusted the way Pokémon catching and training work to make it easier compared to the original Sun and Moon.
Next, Nintendo has released a new trailer for Mario Party: The Top 100 that reveals three modes: Decathlon, where you play 5 or 10 mini-games, Minigame Match, where you compete in a pack of mini-games to win the most stars, and Championship Battles, where the best of 3 or 5 mini-game battles determine the champion. It also demonstrates how Mario series amiibo figurines can be used to get bonus coins, get an extra life, or unlock certain mini-game packs early.
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, the fourth game in the Ace Attorney series, will be released on the 3DS eShop on November 21 in North America and November 23 in Europe.
What announcement are you interested in? Let us know in the comments.