Ninten-News 10-30-17 – 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 10-30-17 newsletter.

News:

Nintendo Highlights Big Games for Switch and 3DS 2017 and for the Future

On Facebook a couple weeks ago, Nintendo released an image of the big game releases coming Summer 2017 and beyond. In the image all of the Switch’s releases are on the left, and the 3DS titles to the right. Here’s a look at the upcoming releases to look forward to from Nintendo:

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An Illustrated layout of the game coming to the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS from late Summer 2017 into 2018

Second Breathe of the Wild DLC Still Missing Release Date

The four champions amiibo are slated for release on November 10th, but surprisingly no date has been announced for the second Breathe of the Wild DLC “The Champions’ Ballad”. During an interview with Nintendo of America President and COO, Reggie Fils-Aime stated that Nintendo was planning on making an announcement soon. Fils-Aime also stated that players shouldn’t hold out on the November 10th release date of the amiibo to be a soft place holder for the release of the DLC.

Shin Megami Tensei 5 Officially Announced for Nintendo Switch

Back in E3 2017, Nintendo showed a teaser of what appeared to be the next Shin Megami game. It has now been officially titled as Shin Megami Tensei 5, and has been announced exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. The previous game in the series was a Nintendo 3DS-Exclusive, but it looks like SMT 5 wont be making it’s way to the portable system. Check out the official announcement trailer below:

Sonic Forces Demo Available on the Nintendo Switch, Kind of

This past week it was discovered that a Sonic Forces Demo was available on the Nintendo Switch, but only the Japanese eShop. Fortunately there is an easy work around if you are looking to try the game out before it launches on November 7th. All you need to do is create a Nintendo account and set Japan as your region, then link it to your system and you’re good to go. The one down side to the demo is that it features three stages from the game, but only allows a 1 minute demo of each. That’s not really enough time to try the game out, kind of defeating the purpose of the demo.

Nintendo Announces Next Mobile Game

During Nintendo’s latest Nintendo Direct last week, they announced their next big mobile game. Animal Crossing Pocket Camp is set to be released on both iOS and Android late November 2017. From the looks of the features shown on during the Direct and the trailer, it appears that Pocket Camp is basically a fleshed out Animal crossing game on mobile devices. Check out the trailer below:

Super Mario Odyssey is Here

Super Mario Odyssey launched just a few days ago and has already been doing extremely well with reviews. Garnering top marks across the board it looks like Nintendo is competing with itself for the top spot with the Top 5 Games of the Year according to Metacritic being:

1: Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) with a 97

2: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch) with a 97

3: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (WiiU) with a 96

4: Divinity: Original Sin 2 (PC) with a 93

5: Persona 5 (PS4) with a 93

Nintendo also held a huge launch event in New York City for the launch of Odyssey where they held a concert at the Rockefeller Plaza featuring an elaborate dance number to the games theme song “Jump Up, Super Star!”. Check out the Live action trailer of the song below:

Releases:

Nintendo Switch

Monopoly for Nintendo Switch – October 31st

Monster Jam: Crush it! – October 31st

Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers – October 31st

Perception (Digital Only) – October 31st

Wheels of Aurelia (Digital Only) – November 2nd

Nintendo 3DS

Creeping Terror (Digital Only) – October 31st

Phil’s Epic Fill-a-Pix Adventure (Digital Only) – November 2nd

Check out all the Ninten-News from last week here. If you’re excited about the announcement of Original Xbox games coming to the Xbox One, be sure to check out our article on the 13 available titles 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.