August 19 – August 25: Nintendo News Bytes

August 19 – August 25: Nintendo News Bytes

Gamescom takes place this week, and we have a lot of news to discuss. Tune in to the Nintendo Chit Chat podcast to learn more about the latest news.

Nintendo Switch News

Nintendo UK posted a surprise Indie Highlights presentation, with many announcements described below. Meanwhile, Nintendo of America announced a Nindies Showcase for August 28 at 9 AM PT.

Nintendo has announced the Nintendo Labo: Vehicle Kit for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

New Games, Ports, & Localizations

Night Call is coming to the Switch as well as PC in early 2019.

This War of Mine is coming to the Switch in November.

Everspace: Stellar Edition is coming to the Switch both physically and digitally in December.

Baba is You has been announced for this fall.

Slay the Spire is coming to the Switch in early 2019.

Windjammers 2 has been announced for 2019.

Prison Architect: Nintendo Switch Edition is available now, with Escape Mode coming this summer.

Underworld Ascendant is coming to consoles in 2019.

Death’s Gambit is coming to the Switch and Xbox One physically and digitally in late 2018/early 2019 (as well as a physical PS4 release).

Button Button was announced.

A Hat in Time is coming to the Switch.

Grandia + Grandia II HD Remaster has been announced for this winter.

Digital Uppercut has announced that both Valfaris and Unto the End are coming to the Switch as well as the previously-announced platforms.

Brawlhalla is coming the Switch (and Xbox One) on November 6.

Saints Row: The Third is coming to the Switch.

Battle Chef Brigade Deluxe has been announced for August 28, with the new content to be added as a free update to current versions.

The first three seasons of The Walking Dead: A Telltale Series are coming to the Switch, with Season One planned for August 28 for $24.99.

Ary and the Secret of Seasons has been announced for all major platforms for 2019.

Play-Asia will sell physical editions (standard and limited) of RXN: Raijin starting in September.

Gesshizu: Gajigaji Nakama wo Sodateyou has been announced for Japan.

Nora to Oujo to Noraneko Heart 2 was announced for Japan for the Switch, PS4, and Vita.

Release Dates

Now – Bad North, launch trailer available
Now – Morphies Law, launch trailer available
August 28 – Extra Pack 3 DLC for Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
August 30 – Shikhondo: Soul Eater
September 13 – Senran Kagura Reflexions, $9.99, Yumi DLC available at launch for $9.99, new trailer available
September 20 – The Gardens Between
September – Arena of Valor, new trailer available
September – Sega Ages: Phantasy Star (Japan)
October 18 – Syberia 3
October 23 – Windjammers
Autumn – Moonlighter
November 1 – Neko Tomo (Japan), new trailer available
November 6 – Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom
Winter – Streets of Rogue
February 12 – Trials Rising, beta announcement trailer
Early 2019 – Children of Morta
Spring 2019 – physical edition of Hollow Knight
2019 – Terraria
2019 – delay of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Trailers & Details

A new Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! trailer shows Mega Kangaskhan and Mega Gyarados.

Meet all the playable characters in the new My Hero One’s Justice trailer.

The new Valkyria Chronicles 4 trailer introduces the game’s new features.

The first trailer is out for Sumikko Gurashi: Atsumare! Sumikko Town.

The first trailer is out for The Missing: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories.

A new Starlink: Battle for Atlas trailer show’s the different worlds.

There is also a new trailer for Daemon x Machina, as well as gameplay footage from Gamescom.

And the first trailer is out for Blacksad: Under the Skin.

A new Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk trailer uses a puppet show to discuss the story.

There is a new trailer for RPG Maker MV.

Death Mark will get a limited edition in North America.

Langrisser I and Langrisser II are being fully remade for the Switch and PS4.

Super Cane Magic ZERO is coming to the Switch and PS4 in addition to the PC later this year.

The next SNK 40th Anniversary Collection trailer shows Athena and Psycho Soldier.

Nintendo revealed River Survival Mode for Super Mario Party.

A new trailer is out for Work x Work.

A new 25-minute video highlights the customization in SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy. Thief Arthur was also announced as a DLC character.

A gameplay overview trailer is out for Beyblade Burst: Battle Zero.

The debut trailer is out for Nelke and the Legendary Alchemists.

Updates & DLC

Diddy Kong will be added to Mario Tennis Aces in September (if you play the in-game tournament)/October (everyone).

A new Brawlout trailer shows Yooka and Laylee.

The Xenoblade Chronicles 2 version 1.5.2 update adds new features and two new Blades, including Elma. There is also a new story trailer for Torna ~ The Golden Country.

Deemo will add compatibility with the Piano Toy-Con.

Nintendo 3DS News

Release Dates

October 12 – Luigi’s Mansion (North America), October 19 in Europe, $39.99
November 1 – Neko Tomo (Japan), new trailer available

Trailers & Details

An early story scene from Persona Q2 has been revealed.

In Conclusion

Which of this week’s announcements are you the most excited for? Let us know in the comments.

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