November 12 – November 18: This Week in Nintendo News
With Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon due out at the end of the week, Nintendo fans already had things to look forward to, but other new announcements, details, and updates came out this week as well.
Nintendo Switch News
First, a twin-stick shooter with base-building elements called Sleep Tight has been announced, and it will be released for the Switch in the first quarter of 2018. For a better idea of its style and tone, check out the announcement trailer.
Creeping Terror, which came out earlier this year for the 3DS, is now planned for the Switch as well. The Switch version will add an easier difficulty option, as well as new costumes. If you’re interested, don’t forget to read our interview about the game.
The side-scrolling beat ’em up Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive is also on its way to the Switch. It will include all of the previous DLC content, local multiplayer, and Battle Grounds Mode. Online multiplayer will be added in early 2018. The game is due out worldwide on December 7.
A new vertical shoot ’em up was also announced. RXN: Raijin will be out for the Switch in December. It features a story with three playable characters, a special “Awakening” move that slows time, and more.
Crimsonland, the remastered version of the top-down shooter, has also been announced for the Switch. It will cost $13.99 and be out on November 24. Just under a month later, the platformer Max: The Curse of Brotherhood is coming to the Switch on December 21.
And if you prefer rhythm games, Musynx is coming to the Switch, both physically and digitally, as its first console (it was previously a mobile release). It will include 50 songs when it launches in early 2018.
Next up, we have a few new release dates. The physical edition of Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack, which contains both games with improvements and bonus content, will be out on November 21. Next, The End Is Nigh will be out on December 12.
Unfortunately, Hollow Knight has been delayed until early 2018.
Atelier Lydie & Suelle will be out on March 27 in North America and March 30 in Europe. Three new characters have also been revealed. Fuuko is a naive girl living in the world of a painting, Neige is the alchemist who first painted a “mysterious painting” you can enter, and Captain Bakken is a cheerful fictional pirate who can be found in a painting about his treasure. They also detailed how catalysts and activation items will affect your synthesis of items.
Another trailer this week came out for Koei Tecmo’s Attack on Titan 2. It demonstrates some of the combat moves that will be available to you.
Meanwhile, Bethesda has announced all of the DLC that will be available for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.
- Episode Zero (included with pre-order or season pass)
- The Adventures of Gunslinger Joe
- The Diaries of Agent Silent Death
- The Amazing Deeds of Captain Wilkins
While their outlined release schedule may be different due to the Switch version’s later release date, all of these DLC episodes should be released for the Switch.
At the other end of the spectrum, Shinobi Refle: Senran Kagura is a very different game from the mainline Senran Kagura games and features a story in which you develop a bond with Asuka by getting to know her better. The latest details explain how you’ll touch her in various places to improve her mood and see different sides of her. She’ll also have various costumes you can put her in. Shinobi Refle is due out in Japan later this year. No localization has been announced.
A new trailer is also out for Resident Evil: Revelations and Revelations 2 on the Switch. It highlights features such as amiibo support, co-op gameplay, and the optional Joy-Con motion controls. The games are due out on November 28 in North America. Take a look.
And three more characters have been announced for BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle. The newest additions to the roster are Gordeau from Under Night In-Birth, Yukiko Amagi from Persona 4, and Azrael from BlazBlue.
Meanwhile, Ace Attorney rumors for the Switch claim the next fiscal year will see a compilation of the first three Ace Attorney games, a compilation of games 4-6, and a brand new mainline entry on the Switch. This is exciting if true, but no official announcements have been made.
Super Bomberman R has been updated to Version 2.0, which adds a new Grand Prix Battle Mode, 10 new characters, two new Battle Stages, 9 new accessories, and more. The full details are available here.
In other update news, Pokkén Tournament DX has been updated to Version 1.1.0, which adds online Team Battles, a recording feature for Free Training, and more. You can read the full details by going here and clicking “Ver. 1.1.0.”
Fire Emblem Warriors Version 1.2, which was announced last week, is now available. It adds Hero Challenge, Armor Strike, new costumes, and more. For the full details, go here and click on Ver. 1.2.
ARMS was also updated to Version 4.0, with the addition of a new fighter called Misango (introduced in a new trailer below), the stage Temple Grounds, three new ARMs, and a new online event called Party Crash that will reward players with badges and in-game money. Additional tweaks and adjustments are also part of the update, so check out the full notes here by choosing Ver. 4.0.
Nintendo 3DS News
Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology, the remaster of Radiant Historia, will be out on February 13 in North America and February 16 in Europe. Don’t forget that there is also a launch edition with character decals and an art book. Check out the latest trailer!
Meanwhile, the European release of Mario Party: The Top 100, which came out last week in North America, had previously been planned for January, but it has now been moved up to December 22.
And with Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon on their way on November 17, the latest trailer teases new features and more about Necrozma.
Which of these games are you most excited for? What announcements did you like the most? Let us know in the comments.