Ninten-News 10-16-17 – Weekly Nintendo News and Releases

It’s been another exciting week in gaming and we’ve got your Nintendo related news right here in your weekly Ninten-News 10-16-17 newsletter.


Nintendo World Championship 2017

Last week Nintendo held the final rounds of the Nintendo World Championship 2017. The finalists played challenges in games like Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Smash Bros and Super Mario Maker. The two finalists, Thomas G. and John Numbers (Nintendo World Champion 2015), faced off in a 3-part Super Mario Odyssey Speed-Run Challenge. Thomas G. was crowned the new Nintendo World Champion in a narrow victory in the final round. Catch all the action in the playlist below:


Super Putty Squad to Hit Nintendo Switch in December

According to an Amazon UK listing, the next Putty Squad game, “Super Putty Squad” may be making its way to the Nintendo Switch on December 1st. There is no image available in the Amazon listing, and there is no information about the game on Nintendo’s site. Is this a leak or a mistaken listing? We’ll have to wait till December 1st to know for sure.

Popular Indie Game may be Making Its Way to the Switch

In a interview with Gamespot, Braid and Witness creator Jonathan Blow mentioned that he and his team wouldn’t mind bringing “The Witness” to the Switch. The big hang up is that they aren’t sure there is enough of an audience for the game on the Switch. One thing Blow mentioned was that the iOS port of the game took quite a long time and that he and his team are looking forward to doing some new stuff. “The Witness” was a critically acclaimed indie title that started off exclusively on the PS4 and would make a great edition to the Switch game library if Blow and his team decide to port it over.


Ed Boon Discusses Bringing NetherRealm Games to the Switch

During an Interview with Gamespot, Ed Boon, creative director at NetherRealm Studios, was very enthusiastic about bringing games like Injustice 2 or even unannounced games to the Nintendo Switch. According to Boon, with enough time and effort they could get Injustice 2 to run on an Atari 2600 (although that version would leave much to be desired), so it’s just a matter of having the resources to port the game to the Switch. Boon also mentioned that because of the differences in the systems, going from PS4/Xbox One to the Switch would probably require an extra team. There’s no official announcement yet, but one can hope.

Nintendo Switch to get First Battle Royale Game

Black Riddles Studios announced last week that they were bringing their new Battle Royale style game, Crazy Justice to the Nintendo Switch. The game is set to launch sometime in late 2018 and, according to their Fig Crowdfunding page, the game will also be releasing on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC around the same time. Another exciting announcement from the creators is that Crazy Justice will feature crossplay between Xbox One, PC and the Nintendo Switch. With the rise in popularity of Battle Royale style games like Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnight, will Crazy Justice be the only one to hit the Switch, or will we see others pick up the Switch as well? Check out the Crazy Justice trailer below:



Nintendo Switch

Rogue Trooper Redux (Digital Only) – October 17th

Don’t Knock Twice (Digital Only) – October 17th

Putty Pals (Digital Only) – October 18th

Spelunker Party (Digital Only) – October 19th

The Jackbox Party Pack 4 (Digital Only) – October 19th

Party Golf (Digital Only) – October 19th

The Count Lucanor (Digital Only) – October 19th

Jydge (Digital Only) – October 19th

Elliot Quest (Digital Only) – October 19th

Fire Emblem Warriors – October 20th

Syberia – October 20th


Nintendo 3DS

Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth – October 17th

Galaxy Blaster Code Red (Digital Only) – October 19th

Fire Emblem Warriors – October 20th


Check out all the Ninten-News from last week here. If you like science and Destiny, check out the Science behind the Almighty in Destiny 2 here.

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Derek Sherman

Nerdy husband and father of two, Derek has been playing video games and reading comics since he was a wee lad. Derek is also the host of the Halftone Hero Podcast and long-time loyal Nintendo fan.