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Switch Craft is brought to you live 3 times a week on Tuesday and Thursday at 3pm US Eastern, and on Saturday at whatever time I can get to it. Tune in live at Twitch.tv/runjumpstomp/ This episode of Switch Craft is brought to you by Abe M. – Get Switch Craft and my other content ad free for as little as a dollar at Patreon.com/RunJumpStomp/ Leave a voicemail for the show by heading to runjumpstomp.com/voicemail from any device, and I may play it on the show!

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Your controller could be listening to you!

Resident Evil Leaves something out!!!

Dragon Quest news!

Deals!

Feedback

I only have 24

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Switch Craft Show Notes 339

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Intro

Switch Craft is brought to you live 3 times a week on Tuesday and Thursday at 3pm US Eastern, and on Saturday at whatever time I can get to it. Tune in live at Twitch.tv/runjumpstomp/ This episode of Switch Craft is brought to you by Charles B- Get Switch Craft and my other content ad free for as little as a dollar at Patreon.com/RunJumpStomp/ Leave a voicemail for the show by heading to anchor.fm/nsc/message from any device, and I may play it on the show!

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Feedback

Email from Drew

Hi Bill, I live near NYC, so I go to Nintendo NY quite frequently.  They used to have a nice Amiibo display on the second floor.  This seems to have been replaced by a cool statue of Link.  They also used to have quite a vast selection of Amiibos, but now it is just a small area of the store (a small display and just 3 or 4 characters)  This change happened around March.

Thanks,
Drew

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Nintendo Download, May 16, 2019: Zombies, Hedgehogs and Kongs

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

• Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch

Resident Evil 4 – Step into the shoe of Leon S. Kennedy as he shines a light on the grim transformation of a European village while searching for the President’s abducted daughter. Resident Evil 4 introduced an over-the-shoulder camera and responsive action mechanics that continue to influence the series. This version of the game also contains Separate Ways, a scenario that was included in other HD rereleases. The Resident Evil 4 game is available May 21.

Resident Evil – Experience the remaster that brought the 1996 horror classic back to life. The original 2002 remaster not only featured reimagined HD environments and characters, but also enhanced vocal performances to create an even more terrifying retelling of the original story. This HD remaster features all of the chilling moments and claustrophobic tension of the original release, and also includes the Wesker’s Report and Wesker’s Report II video features. The Resident Evil game is available May 21.

Resident Evil 0 – Resident Evil 0 details the events aboard the Ecliptic Express, which led up to the Mansion Incident depicted in Resident Evil. This ambitious prequel featured various mechanics that were new to the series, including the partner zapping system, which allows players to switch between the two protagonists on the fly. Wesker Mode lets you experience the game in a different way by introducing series antagonist Albert Wesker as a playable character, complete with his superhuman powers. The Resident Evil 0 game is available May 21.

Team Sonic Racing – Team Sonic Racing combines the best elements of arcade and fast-paced competitive-style racing. Face off with friends in intense multiplayer* racing, race together across stunning worlds and work together as a team by sharing power-ups and speed boosts. Take control of your racing style: Choose from three distinct character types and unlock game-changing vehicle customization options to suit your racing style. The Team Sonic Racing game is available May 21.

Fortnite – Season 9 – The future is yours in Season 9! In this new Fortnite season, the volcano has erupted and forever changed some long-lasting locations. Grab the squad to explore the bright lights of new attractions like Peely’s Banana Stand and Nugget Hut. Catch a ride and quickly traverse areas by flying in and out of the new Slipstream wind transportation system. Use the new Air Vents to quickly navigate from building to building. You can even take a glide over to the new Mega Mall to do some shopping before the storm hits. A new season also means a new Battle Pass. More than 100 new exclusive rewards are ready for you to unlock, and it still costs the same 950 V-bucks. This season, you’ll get the Sentinel Outfit and Rox progressive Outfit instantly when you purchase the Battle Pass.

Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online**

• Donkey Kong Jr. – Based on the popular arcade game, Donkey Kong Jr. is the sequel to the immensely successful Donkey Kong game. Play as Donkey Kong’s son, and rescue your dad who has been kidnapped and imprisoned in a cage by Mario. Use jumping and climbing abilities to clamber up vines and chains, gather vital fruit and keys, and open the cage to free your father. Make sure you avoid the pesky birds, nasty electric sparks and creepy chompers. Four different worlds filled with numerous climbing and jumping puzzles await you in this timeless classic.

• VS. Excitebike – Fans love the Excitebike game for its frenetic races, high stakes and sweet jumps. With this game, you can take it to the next level with the Famicom disk version of VS. Excitebike – complete with two-player split screen. Create tracks from 20 classic Excitebike track parts, and go for a best time or take on friends. Racing is even more exciting when the rivalries are real. You can also try out the single-player mode in VS. Excitebike. It adds tracks, music and the ability to save your high score.

• Clu Clu Land – The greedy Sea Urchins have stolen all of Clu Clu Land’s gold bars and buried them in a series of mazes. As Bubbles, a brave bubble fish, you’ll set out to uncover all of the gold bars in each maze. With 20 stages to complete and increasingly complex conditions (like having to pass over the gold bars twice to uncover them), you might just want to bring along a friend for help.

Nintendo eShop sales:

• Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

• Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.

Activities:

Pokémon My Nintendo Rewards – You can redeem your My Nintendo points*** for new Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield wallpaper featuring the game’s three partner Pokémon. Which one is your favorite? You can also redeem your My Nintendo points to get 30% off the Detective Pikachu and Pokémon Art Academy games for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. For more info, visit https://my.nintendo.com/news/67e29f7f01f2c3f4.

Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:

39 Days to Mars

Akane – Available May 17

Arcade Archives NINJA GAIDEN

Assassin’s Creed III: Remastered – Available May 21

Atelier Lulua ~The Scion of Arland~ – Available May 21

Blades of Time

Chicken Rider – Available May 17

Darkwood

Devious Dungeon 2 – Available May 17

GUILTY GEAR XX ACCENT CORE PLUS R

Gunlord X – Available May 22

KORAL

Octogeddon

Pocket League Story

Project Nimbus: Complete Edition

Super Life of Pixel

Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack

TerraTech

The Last Door – Complete Edition – Available May 22

Thief Simulator

*Additional accessories may be required for multiplayer mode. Sold separately.

 

**Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required. Not available in all countries. For the latest list of countries, please visit Customer Support. Internet access required for online features. The Nintendo Account User Agreement, including the Purchase and Subscription terms, apply. nintendo.com/switch-online

 

***A Nintendo Account is required to receive and redeem My Nintendo points. Terms apply. https://accounts.nintendo.com/term_point.

 

For Nintendo 3DS systems, use Parental Controls to restrict 3D mode for children 6 and under.

 

In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to Nintendo eShop, which offers a variety of options for the Nintendo Switch console, the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

 

Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in any Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Account.

 

Customers in the U.S. and Canada ages 18 and older can also link a PayPal account to their Nintendo Account to purchase digital games and content for the Nintendo Switch system both on-device and from the Nintendo website. Once the accounts are linked, users may also use PayPal as a payment option when buying digital content for the Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family systems from the Nintendo website.

 

My Nintendo members can earn Gold Points on eligible digital purchases. Already have Gold Points? Redeem them toward your next digital purchase of Nintendo Switch games and DLC on Nintendo eShop, or on discount rewards for select Nintendo 3DS and Wii U software. Visit https://my.nintendo.com/reward_categories for more details.

Remember that Nintendo Switch, Wii U, Wii, New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 2DS XL and Nintendo 2DS feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. Nintendo 3DS players who register a Nintendo Network ID gain access to free-to-start games and free game demos from Nintendo eShop, and also get the latest news and information direct from Nintendo. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/switch, http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

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Switch Tax on Resident Evil

So I talked about Resident Evil 0, 1 HD and RE4 coming to the Switch very soon on the podcast recently. I was pretty excited about it as I have been itching for a good horror game for a while. I’m a little less excited right now though. The prices have been revealed and Capcom is going all in on the Switch Tax.

What is the “Switch Tax”? Well for those of you that don’t pay super close attention to Nintendo news, the Switch Tax is this idea that games on Switch have a tendency to be more expensive. Sometimes this is justified, and other times it is definitely not.

So why the hell are developers charging more for Switch games than other platforms? there are a lot of reasons why a dev might do it. First off the Switch uses cartridges rather than optical media i.e. disks. This is essential for a portable system, optical media can run into lots of problems if your console gets bumped and jostled around. The issue is that cartridges are more expensive that optical. Therefore the publishers don’t want to lose money on the sale, and they pass the cost on to the customer.

I understand this, it doesn’t really bother me, but what does bother me is the idea that the digital version of the game is priced the same as the retail version of the game. Let’s talk about Resident Evil 0 as our example. That game is $20 on other platforms, while its $30 on the Switch. Okay, I get it you have to pay for the cartridges. But the issue that bothers me is the digital version of RE0 is also going to cost $30 on the eShop, and that’s just wrong.

Now it would be easy to blame Nintendo for this, after all they are the ones selling the cartridges to the publishers. I’d love it if Nintendo could lower the prices of the carts to make it cheaper for the end user, but perhaps they are already at their price floor on them. It would be easy to blame Capcom for this because they are setting the price of the game. However, with absolutely no evidence I get the feeling the blame rests somewhere else. Notably brick and mortar retailers. I’ve read articles in the past that have stated the places like GameStop will often require that publishers keep the digital price the same as the physical price or they will refuse to carry the game. I spoke about my problems with GameStop recently on an episode of Run Jump Stomp. Stuff like this is exactly what I was talking about.

While this may not be the case for this particular pricing issue, my gut tells me it is. I could be totally wrong though, perhaps the publisher wants to make sure something that costs them money i.e. Physical media sells faster than something that is essentially free for them to sell.

Edit – Fixed a typo where I referred to RE0 as RE4, Sorry.

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Pokemon Direct on Pokemon Day!

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