Nintendo Unveils the Switch Lite Handheld

Nintendo has finally revealed its long rumored smaller Switch system, officially called the Nintendo Switch Lite. The new system features integrated Joy-Con controllers (minus motion control and HD Rumble), a smaller screen, and a complete focus on handheld play. The new system will not connect to TV’s.

The Nintendo Switch Lite will be available in 3 colors: Yellow, Grey, and Turquoise, with the first bundle for Pokemon Sword & Shield already announced. You can hit the jump for comparisons on the original Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite, as well as pictures of the bundle and system. The Nintendo Switch Lite launches on September 20th for $199.99.

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The Cuphead Show Announced for Netflix

Netflix has announced yet another animated series, but this latest reveal comes as quite the surprise. The hit side-scrolling video game, Cuphead, is getting its own animated series, The Cuphead Show. The series will follow Cuphead and his brother Mugman as they try to get out of a tricky gambling debt with the devil, sending them on an adventure through the Inkwell Isles. The series will feature the game’s inspired art style, and expand on its lore in many new ways.

No creative team has been set as of yet, but Cuphead co-creators Chad and Jared Moldenhauer are attached to executive produce, as are, interestingly, Rocko’s Modern Life’s Cosmo Segurson and Dave Wasson, creator of the most recent Mickey Mouse shorts.

Analog EP93: Pokemon Half-Eaten Can of Beans

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The first trailer for Onward, crazy DC casting news, and lots of cool video game news, including Death Stranding, and Pokemon Sword & Shield on this week’s episode Analog! Check out the episode, and follow us on Instagram – Instagram.com/AnalogCast! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!

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Pokemon: Sword & Shield Nintendo Direct

Nintendo and Game Freak hosted a Nintendo Direct this morning, spotlighting the upcoming releases of Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. The direct revealed plenty of new information about the games, including a few new Pokemon, and some new gameplay types. The new Pokemon revealed were the sheep Pokemon, Wooloo. The raven pokemon, Corviknight. And, the bite Pokemon, Drednaw, and a few others. There was even a new gameplay type revealed called Dynamax, which grows Pokemon to gigantic heights, allowing for more power, and more explosive battles.

You can watch the Nintendo Direct above to get a better look at all of the new reveals, and look for Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield when its hits store shelves on November 15th.

Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers Announced

The long-awaited Nintendo Switch Persona 5 has been announced, but not quite as the title many of us were expecting. Atlus has unveiled Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers as a new Musou (Dynasty Warriors) style title that sees the Phantom Thieves tackle large groups of monsters in massive, sprawling brawls.

No release date has been set for the title yet, but with E3 approaching, it’s possible we receive more information around that time.

Persona 5: The Royal Announced

Atlus has announced the much anticipated expanded edition of Persona 5, officially titled Persona 5: The Royal. A PlayStation 4 exclusive, the new edition will feature graphical upgrades, and additional content such as a new area to explore, complete with all new social links.

There will also be a new Phantom Thief, Kasumi Yoshizawa, a transfer student to Shujin Academy. With Persona 5 S still on the way, Persona 5: The Royal will hit Japan on October 31st, and North America in early 2020.

Doraemon: Story of Seasons Headed West

In a pretty shocking, but welcome announcement, it’s been confirmed that Doraemon: Story of Seasons will be heading west, hitting North America in Fall 2019. The game finds iconic cat robot, Doraemon, and his best friend, Noby, in another world without their gadgets to get by. Fortunately, the small town of Shizen is welcoming, allowing them to farm and help the town grow in order to live there.

Hitting shores in Japan this summer, the game will release later this year for English audiences for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

Twitch Prime Members Now Receive 12 Months of Nintendo Switch Online

If you’re an Amazon Prime member, then congratulations, you’re also a Twitch Prime member, which also means you now have access to 12 months of Nintendo Switch online, free of charge. All you have to do is visit the Loot page (Click Here!) and claim the loot. You’ll be able to access your first 3 months, now, and the final 9 months after being a Prime member for 60 days after you first 3-month claim.

It’s a clever plan to keep subscribers going. Fortunately, if you’re already a Nintendo Switch Online member, this just extends your renewal date even further. So head over there and enjoy the perks!

Monolith Soft Recruiting for New Zelda Game

Renowned video game studio, Monolith Soft, has posted a new staff recruitment page on their official website to hire programmers, designers, technical artists, and other positions to work on a new Legend of Zelda game. While it may seem like a strange listing for a non-Nintendo studio, but Monolith Soft also worked on Breath of the Wild, and Skyward Sword – two of the most recent modern Zelda titles.

The game is currently titled “Production 02” with Monolith Soft also currently working on a heavily guarded secret “Production 01” title. With Breath of the Wild still fresh in the minds of many, and several other Zelda titles releasing soon, including A Link to the Past, and Cadence of Hyrule, it’s a good time to be a fan of the franchise.

Nintendo Releasing Labo Toy-Box

Because Nintendo does nothing but think of us as people who want nice things, they have announced a new addition to the Nintendo Labo line-up. This time it’s
the Nintendo Labo Okatazuke Box, which roughly translates to the cleanup box, it is a box you build to hold your finished Nintendo Labo projects.

The box releases in Japan on April 12th, with a release outside of Japan likely to be announced soon. The box will retail for ¥ 800, making it quite the affordable addition.

Nintendo Nindies 2019 Spring Showcase

Nintendo has just finished a blockbuster Nindies 2019 Showcase and with it came a ton of reveals. Cuphead is releasing on the Nintendo Switch with help from Microsoft. Cadence of Hyrule is an indie Legend of Zelda game, and tons of new releases from well-known indie studios dominate, including the newest title from DoubleFine, Rad.

Check out the video above for the full showcase with loads of reveals and surprises from Nintendo.

Nintendo Announces Labo VR Kit for Switch

Nintendo has announced its entrance into the world of VR Gaming with its newest announcement, The Nintendo Labo: VR Kit. The kit will be available in two versions: a full set that will include software, goggles and five cardboard designs, and a smaller starter kit that will only include the goggles and one of the designs, a blaster/rifle. The larger kit will run for $80 while, the starter kit will retail for $40.

The kits will be available on April 12th, but keep in mind this will not make previous titles playable in VR, only the specific Labo games. Hit the jump for more images of the new kits.

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Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon Partners with Dippin’ Dots

As strange as it seems, Square Enix has partnered with futuristic ice cream brand, Dippin’ Dots, for its upcoming title Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! The contest is free to enter here, and entrants can win a Nintendo Switch, a copy of the game, an exclusive lunchbox, and free Dippin’ Dots home delivery, obviously the best prize of them all.

The partnership even introduces a few “specialty” flavors, which actually equate to renaming the chain’s everyday flavors. This includes White Mage’s Healing Vanilla, Red Mage’s Sweet Strawberry Spell, and more. Head over to the site, and try your luck!

Pokemon Sword & Shield Announced for Nintendo Switch

It would appear we all had it right, as Nintendo took the time during this morning’s Pokemon Direct to announce two new entries into the mainline Pokemon saga, Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. This marks the series’ first appearance on a home console for its RPG series of games, with beautiful 3D cel-shaded graphics. Additionally, the game takes place in a new region, Galar, and includes three new starters: Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble.

Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield currently have no exact release dates, but given the Late 2019 placement, it’s likely to expect them at the end of November 2019.

Pokemon Nintendo Direct On Its Way

Nintendo has revealed a new Pokemon-centric Nintendo Direct that will air on the embed above at 9:00am EST/6:00pm PST tomorrow, February 27th. They’ve said the direct will be 7 minutes long, and could give us the reveal of those long-awaited Nintendo Switch Pokemon RPG titles.

There’s no telling what we could see tomorrow, however, as we’re all known to get a little excited about the possibilities of showcases like this.