September 30 – October 6: Nintendo News Bytes

September 30 – October 6: Nintendo News Bytes

October is here! What will this month bring for Nintendo? Tune in to the Nintendo Chit Chat podcast to learn more about the latest news.

Nintendo Switch News

While not officially announced yet, a new Nintendo Switch model will reportedly be released in the second half of 2019.

New Games, Ports, & Localizations

Game Dev Story, Hot Springs Story, and Dungeon Village will be ported to the Switch on October 11 in Japan.

Subdivision Infinity DX was announced for all major platforms for 2019.

The Shadowgate reimagining is coming to consoles this fall.

NES Open Tournament Golf, Solomon’s Key, and Super Dodge Ball will be added to Nintendo Switch Online on October 10.

Xenon Racer was announced for all major platforms.

Chasm will be ported to the Switch on October 11.

The reboot of Descent is coming to all major platforms.

Omega Vampire will be ported to the Switch in Japan in spring 2019.

The Room is coming to the Switch on October 18.

Release Dates

October 18 – Black Bird (Japan), new trailer available
October 25 – Eve: Burst Error R (Japan)
October 30 – Save me Mr Tako: Tasukete Tako-San
November/December – Touhou Sky Arena: Matsuri Climax (Japan)
December 4 – delay of Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom
December 20 – Hifumi Katou-Supervised Hifumi’s Shogi Dojo (Japan)
January 2019 – Double Cross, new trailer available
April 25 – Touhou Genso Wanderer: Lotus Labyrinth (Japan)

Trailers & Details

The first gameplay details are available for Fitness Boxing.

Gameplay details and screenshots are available for Little Friends: Dogs & Cats.

The changes have been announced for the Asterix & Obelix XXL 2 remaster.

The first trailer is out for Hazelnut Bastille.

The latest SNK 40th Anniversary Collection trailer shows Alpha Mission and Vanguard.

NIS released more gameplay details about Lapis x Labyrinth.

Updates & DLC

Version 4.1.0 is available now for Splatoon 2.

The Surf ‘n’ Turf DLC for Overcooked! 2 is available now for $5.99.

Youmu Konpaku and another playable character will be added to Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle this winter in Japan.

Nintendo 3DS News

Release Dates

Trailers & Details

In Conclusion

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

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