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Nintendo Download: Tokyo Mirage Sessions FE Encore

Now we're talking! There was a huge slump from mid-December through now, but Nintendo, like the rest of the industry, is kicking into high(ish) gear starting this week. The big draw is Tokyo Mirage Sessions FE Encore, which arrives tom...

 
 
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Nintendo Download: A bunch of Atelier games

After a huge Pokemon info dump this morning, it's back to business as usual for the eShop. Those Sword and Shield expansions aren't coming until later this year, but for now you have a ton of Atelier games to sift through as ...

 
 
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Nintendo Download: The extreme calm before the 2020 storm

If you thought last week was a chill period for the eShop, you ain't seen nothin' yet. This week Nintendo and pretty much everyone else is biding their time to get through the holiday season after every already spent their pre-holiday cash ...

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Best Portable Game of 2019 goes to...

It's a bit fitting, isn't it, that Destructoid's final award for portable gaming should go to a developer well known for its support of video game devices long after they've been replaced. Over the last 12 calendar months, Atlus has given V...

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Deponia Doomsday

In what is easily one of the most (understandably) barebones eShop release weeks to date, there's very few actual games being released on Switch, and none on other platforms. The highlight is easily the arrival of two more games in the ...

 
 
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Nominees for Destructoid's Final Best Portable Game

Dearly beloved. We are gathered here to celebrate this thing called handheld gaming. Since they first popped up on the scene in the late 1970s, portable gaming devices have allowed millions of people to enjoy a little bit of fun no matter w...

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Star Fox 2

We've reached the end of the line. The December rush is over, and now we're getting a ton of shovelware as all of the really big games have come out already in the hopes of becoming Christmas presents. Smartly, a few of the really obscure g...

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Jamestown+

We've done it. We've reached the last batch of eShop releases before the end of the year, as only a few more indies are being pushed out after everyone already spent their holiday cash. Shovel Knight: King of Cards was the highlight la...

 
 
 
 
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Nintendo Download: Shovel Knight: King of Cards

This is it, don't get scared now. 2019 is coming to an end. Oh no! At least we have a ton of amazing things lined up for 2020, as well as two new console launches (PS4/Scarlett). It's going to be a crazy year. For now, we have to wrap up th...

 
 
 
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Nintendo Download: Trover Saves The Universe

We've officially reached the winter lull. Most of the big games that are going to be released in 2019 are out, with the exception of a few (on Switch, it's basically just Shovel Knight's last pair of expansions). There are a few notable add...

 
 
 
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Nintendo Download: The Touryst

Nintendo kind of went all-out last week with Pokemon Sword and Shield, which are already selling incredibly well. As a result a little bit of a lull: a pre-holiday cooldown period, if you will, is in order. You see pretty much every major r...

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Pokemon Sword and Shield

This week all eyes are on Pokemon Sword & Shield, as actual hands-on gameplay will ultimately decide the fate of this generation: not leaks. Both games are arriving separately of course, but there's also a Double Pack, and the special S...

 
 
 
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Nintendo Download: Layton's Mystery Journey

The big one today is Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy Deluxe Edition, a Switch port of a mobile game that continued the Layton tale with his daughter in charge. The Switch is getting a few more heavy...

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Luigi's Mansion 3

Luigi's Mansion 3 is clearly the big release today, on this spookiest of days. As for the other big marquee eShop titles: Just Dance 2020 and Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 are out on November 5, ...

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD

Another month, another set of questionable to serviceable ports on Switch. Resident Evil 5 and 6 are rolling onto the platform with potentially lingering demo performance issues, which are hopefully resolved at some point. They are joi...

 
 
 
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Nintendo Download: Return of the Obra Dinn

There's been little to no fanfare for Little Town Hero, a new Game Freak RPG that's coming exclusively to Switch today, but hey, it's coming out at least! It's priced at $24.99. Also on Switch this coming week is indie darling Return of the...

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Overwatch

It's port week for the Switch! Overwatch and The Witcher 3 are the big ones, but Killer Queen is also getting ported from the popular arcade format to Switch. Also on the eShop this week: Little Town Hero (October 16), A...

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair

Today the Switch welcomes yet another major release: Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair. Other than that it's a whole lot of indies, ports, and re-releases, but that's usually not a bad thing! This coming week the Switch is also getting N...

 
 
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Mario & Luigi dev AlphaDream files for bankruptcy

Mario & Luigi developer AlphaDream has filed for bankruptcy. The news broke yesterday from a Japanese financial report on Yahoo News. It seems the mounting debt the studio had was too much and has forced the developer to close. As of Ma...

 
 




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Lord Spencer

Weekly Update, here are the games I am currently Those between bracket I am going to review when completed: - - -Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch) -Fast RMX (Switch) -Nioh: DLC(PS4)

 
homeoftheblues

Happy birthday to Wes and Panda both! Hopefully you found something on your special days to bring you

 
PatBateman17

Happy bday Panda!!!!

 
PatBateman17

Welp, at 15 hours that’s my first game of the year beat with Luigi’s Mansion 3 (entirely in I’d give it a I liked it and it was charming and fun for a while, but had major filler towards the end and collectibles felt

 
Tricerapops

I am loving that so much of Doom Eternals OST reminds me of Jesper Kyds early Particularly the Batman and Robin Genesis Great, great

 
Dennis Carden

Happy birthday Panda! I know that the image is addressed to the anime character she uses as her avatar, but dammit it’s still thematically appropriate!

 
RiffRaff

Happy Birthday RoboPanda! Hope all is well! Everyone should add more dtoiders to their friends lists with Pandas amazing guide! (Link in comments)

 
Vesalius

Haven’t seen Robo Panda Z in awhile, but just in case, happy birthday! Thanks for all that you’ve done with the community here!

 
CJ Andriessen

Ad Astra? More like Ad Asstra!

 
absolutfreak

Ive finally beaten Nuclear Throne! 104 hours in total before I was able to do I used Fish, wielding a shovel and a

 
 

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