Dungeon Defenders is on Kickstarter for the Switch!

It’s Kickstarter so expect this to take forever or possibly for NEVER. But Dungeon Defenders may have a brand new version and they are including the Switch in their Kickstarter.

If you’ve never played the original Dungeon Defenders, it was a tower defense RPG, with an over the shoulder camera, that was actually pretty rad.

What do you think, is this something you’re interested in? I think it looks rad. I don’t tend to do Kickstarters, but this one has my attention. Let me know in the comments below.

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Nintendo Download, March 14, 2019: Every Buddy Loves Chocobos

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
    • Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY! – FINAL FANTASY FABLES: Chocobo’s Dungeon is back with an enhanced gameplay system to be enjoyed by both first timers and fans of the series alike. Explore the challenges of the never-ending dungeons and befriend monsters with the new buddy system. You adhere to one simple rule: Every time you enter, the world around you changes shape, but it only moves whenever Chocobo moves. The Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY! game is available March 20.
  • Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online*
    • Kid Icarus – The evil goddess Medusa has stolen the Three Sacred Treasures and imprisoned the goddess of light, Palutena, in her evil plot to control all. Play as Pit, a young angel who has been entrusted with a magical bow and arrow. Fight against hordes of enemies that swoop from above and below. Secure the Three Sacred Treasures from their evil guardians, equip them and face Medusa in the final battle.
    • StarTropics – Step into the shoes of Mike Jones, a teenage star pitcher from Seattle, who has come to the tropics to visit his famous archaeologist uncle, Dr. Jones. After being told that his uncle has been abducted, Mike begins a perilous quest in order to rescue him and figure out the mysterious plot behind his disappearance. Luckily for Mike, he meets helpful villagers and finds more powerful weapons as he explores numerous locations and island hops using his uncle’s submarine.

Nintendo eShop sales:

New DLC:

  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – Special Episode – Obtain Shiny Crowns in 18 new challenges among five creative new courses in the paid DLC**, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – Special Episode. The DLC is available now and can also be played together with a friend in the recently added co-op mode, Partner Adventure.

Also new this week:

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Fortnite players on Switch no longer fight the other consoles

Fortnites 8.1.0 patch notes are up, and they have a big change for Switch users.


Battle Royale Crossplay MatchmakingCombined Xbox One and PS4 pools.This requires you to opt-in to cross-play. Players opt-ing out are restricted to Creative Mode and Playgrounds. Combined Mobile and Switch pools.Before, Switch players were combined with Xbox One and PS4 cross-play parties. We expect an on-average better per-game experience for both Mobile and Switch players. Motivating factor is unlocking optimization potential allowing us to run more playlists during more hours of the day while supporting more data center locations.

Fortnite Patch Notes

This change is sure to be divisive. On one hand playing on Switch with 30FPS against players on Xbox and PS4 with 60FPS means that you’re at a disadvantage. However taking us out of those pools means less players to play with. Will it take longer to get a match up and running on the Switch? Perhaps, but I don’t think I’ve ever waited longer than 30 seconds for a match to start in the game, so perhaps that isn’t a real issue. At the very least now we’ll be fighting against people using touch screen. Which feels like a huge disadvantage to them.

What do you think of the change?

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Nintendo Heads to PAX East with New Games and to Crown the Nintendo Switch Tournament Champions

Nintendo is headed to PAX East in Boston this year from March 28 to March 31 with a large assortment of games, events and activities for fans, headlined by the finals of the Splatoon 2 North America Inkling Open 2019 and the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate North America Open 2019.

 

The final events for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate North America Open 2019 and Splatoon 2 North America Inkling Open 2019 both take place on March 30 at the PAX Arena. Fans with a PAX East Saturday badge are free to attend on a first-come, first-served basis. Both tournaments have hosted online qualifiers throughout the past couple of months, all leading to these epic showdowns that promise to offer a showcase of smashes and splats. The tournaments will also be livestreamed at https://events.nintendo.com/, so anyone that can’t make it to PAX East will still be able to watch and cheer on their favorite competitors.

 

PAX East attendees who visit Nintendo’s booths will have the opportunity to get hands-on time with upcoming Nintendo Switch games like Yoshi’s Crafted World, which launches on March 29 during PAX East weekend, DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 from SQUARE ENIX, Mortal Kombat 11 from Warner Bros. Interactive and Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night from 505 Games, as well as a wide variety of anticipated indie games.

 

“PAX East will be really exciting this year. Not only will we have new games for fans to try, but it will also be the culmination of our Nintendo Switch tournaments across North America,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “From the thousands of competitors who began the journey, our finalists rose to the top and are ready to put the skills to the test for everyone in person and watching online.”

 

In addition to fun playable games, Nintendo’s booth will also feature a memorable photo opportunity inspired by Yoshi’s Crafted World and mini-challenge competitions in the Yoshi’s Crafted World and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate games for the Nintendo Switch system. Fans that participate in these challenges can receive some fun branded prizes, while supplies last.

 

The list of playable Nintendo Switch games scheduled to appear in Nintendo’s booths include:

• Booth 18055

• Yoshi’s Crafted World

• DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 from SQUARE ENIX

• A selection of anticipated indie games

• Booth 20061

• Mortal Kombat 11 from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

• Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night from 505 Games

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice from Ninja Theory

Assassin’s Creed III Remastered from Ubisoft

PAX East runs from March 28 to March 31 in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center at 415 Summer St., Boston, MA 02210. The two Nintendo Switch tournament finals will take place on March 30 in the convention center’s PAX Arena. For more information about PAX East, visit http://east.paxsite.com/.

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Celebrate Mario Day 2019 With a Weeklong Nintendo Switch Promotion

Wa-hoo! It’s almost time for Mario Day! Every year, people celebrate the mustached hero of the Mushroom Kingdom, Mario, on March 10, aka Mar10 Day. For this year’s celebration, Nintendo is offering a special deal on select Mario games for the Nintendo Switch system. Between Sunday, March 10, and Saturday, March 16, anyone outside the Mushroom Kingdom can purchase select Nintendo Switch systems and one of five select games starring Mario for a suggested retail price of only $329.98. That’s a savings of $30, which amounts to 50 percent off one of the games.

People that already own Nintendo Switch can still take advantage of the promotion, as they can purchase a digital download code from participating retail stores or retailer websites to redeem in Nintendo eShop for the same five Mario games for only $39.99 each. Downloaded games from Nintendo eShop live directly on the Nintendo Switch system, so it’s ideal for gamers who want all their games in one place, as there’s no need to carry around game cards.

The five Mario games featured in the promotion, which all offer fun experiences that can be enjoyed together by the whole family, are:

  • Super Mario Party, an uproarious party game for up to four players. Play as classic characters in a series of more than 80 fun new minigames.
  • Super Mario Odyssey, a massive globe-trotting 3D adventure for one to two players. Using his new ally Cappy to control objects, animals and enemies, Mario explores multiple creative Kingdoms to collect Power Moons.
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the multiplayer high-speed racer. Race friends through colorful tracks using iconic characters like Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Bowser, and even Link from The Legend of Zelda series and the Inklings from Splatoon.
  • Mario Tennis Aces, a multiplayer sports game. Play locally or online with friends in fast-paced tennis matches across multiple modes.
  • New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, a multiplayer side-scrolling platformer with 164 creative and challenging levels.

“What better way to celebrate Mario Day than by playing some of the most popular Mario games on Nintendo Switch,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “This promotion is a great option for consumers who want to pick up Nintendo Switch and some hit games at a value price.”

The Nintendo Switch system + one Mario game promotion will be available in store and online at participating retailers, while the individual Mario game sale is exclusive to participating retailers that sell digital download codes. For more information about the promotion, including a list of participating retailers, visit https://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.

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