Nintendo Dispatch

The latest news, game releases, and happenings in the Nintendo universe, released every Wednesday.

About the show

Join Christina, and Michael each week as they breakdown the latest news, game releases, and happenings in the Nintendo universe. No topic or game system is off limits as we discuss at the Nintendo Switch, 3DS, Nintendo's mobile games, theme parks, merchandise, and whatever else awesome Nintendo is doing. Join us each week for a new episode of awesome. Now you're playing with power!

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • 180: Animal Crossing Direct, NSO+, and Metroid Dread

    Episode  |  October 20th, 2021  |  1 hr 10 mins

    This week we break down all of the great new stuff coming to Animal Crossing! We also discuss the value of Nintendo Switch Online and Metroid Dread.

  • 179: Improved Joy-Cons, Final Smash Fighter, Kingdom Hearts on Switch, GTA Trilogy on Switch, Arceus Wont Be Open-World

    Episode  |  October 13th, 2021  |  44 mins 19 secs
    animal crossing, arceus, drift, fire emblem, fitness boxing 2, gta trilogy, joy-cons, kingdom hearts, metroid dread, nintendo, observer, oled, open-world, papa's quiz, sora, super smash bros. ultimate, switch

    This week we discuss the "invisible" improvements Nintendo is making on the Joy-Cons. We also FINALLY know the final Smash fighter, find out we're getting Kingdom Hearts AND GTA Trilogy on the Switch, and now know that Arceus won't be an open-world Pokemon game.

  • 178: Switch Hour Count, Sakurai Takes a Break, Metroid Dread Report, Super Nintendo World Expansion

    Episode  |  October 6th, 2021  |  33 mins 7 secs
    metroid dread, nintendo, no longer home, observer, sakurai, skyrim, super monkey ball, super nintendo world, super smash bros., switch, voice of cards

    How many hours have you played any one game on the Switch? Well, this week we discuss another owner hitting the max hour count for Animal Crossing!! In addition to that, we discuss Sakurai taking a break now that he's done with Smash Bros. We also chat about the recent Metroid Dread Report, and Super Nintendo World getting an expansion!

  • 177: We Got the September Nintendo Direct!

    Episode  |  September 29th, 2021  |  1 hr 15 mins
    bayonetta 3, direct, disco elysium, dying light, hyrule warriors, kirby and the forgotten land, kotor, mario golf, mario movie, mario party superstars, metroid dread, n64, nintendo, nintendo switch online, splatoon 3, super smash bros., switch, voice of cards

    This week is all about the Nintendo Direct! So much to get excited about!

  • 176: Switch FINALLY Supports Bluetooth Audio!!

    Episode  |  September 22nd, 2021  |  34 mins 40 secs
    bluetooth, fire emblem, golf club wasteland, mario party superstars, nintendo, oled, pokemon unite, skyrim, spacebase startopia, switch, the plane effect

    This week we discuss FINALLY getting Bluetooth audio support for the Switch! Nintendo said it couldn't be done but I guess that wasn't true! We also discuss Switch OLED making its first public appearance, the next and FINAL fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Pokemon Unite passing 9 MILLION downloads, and pre-orders for Mario Party Superstars will get some freebies but only in the UK.

  • 175: Nintendo Not Attending Tokyo Game Show, Switch Price-Cut, Next Lego and Nintendo Collaberation, Most Elusive Pokemon

    Episode  |  September 15th, 2021  |  35 mins 16 secs
    between time, eastward, fire emblem, lego, nintendo, pokemon, project winter, skatebird, skyrim, switch, titan chaser, toem, tokyo game show

    This week Nintendo confirmed that they will NOT be attending the Tokyo Game Show. We also have a Switch price-cut, new LEGO and Nintendo collaboration, and a VERY elusive Pokemon is finally caught.

  • 174: Ongoing Chip Supply Issues, Game Boy Games Coming to Switch Online, eShop Available in Latin America, Next Nintendo Direct, Pokemon Unite's First Tournament

    Episode  |  September 8th, 2021  |  48 mins 19 secs
    big brain academy, dentist, eshop, fire emblem, game boy, game boy color, latin america, nintendo direct, pokemon unite, skyrim, sonic colors, switch online, toshiba

    This week we discuss the ongoing chip supply issues causing trouble for the game industry. We also discuss the possibility of Game Boy games come to Nintendo Switch Online, the eShop now available in Latin America, getting clean teeth from Smash Bros., the next Nintendo Direct may be SOON, Big Brain Academy announced for Switch, and Pokemons Unite's first tournament.

  • 173: Fitness Boxing Anime, Animal Crossing & Puma, Lance Barr Leaves Nintendo, Stardew Valley as an Esport

    Episode  |  September 1st, 2021  |  1 hr 5 mins
    animal crossing, blastoise, build-a-bear, cosmic express, esport, fitness boxing, golf club wasteland, keywe, kitaria fables, lamentum, lance barr, monster harvest, outer worlds, pokemon unite, puma, stardew valley, umbreon

    This week we discuss Fitness Boxing becoming an Anime series, Animal Crossing teaming up with Puma, Blastoise finally arriving on Pokemon Unite, Umbreon getting the Build-A-Bear treatment, Lance Barr leaving Nintendo, and Stardew Valley becoming an Esport!

  • 172: A Super Sized "Double Dispatch" Episode

    Episode  |  August 25th, 2021  |  1 hr 42 mins
    build-a-bear, espeon, eternal hope, fire emblem three houses, goomba tower, grand theft auto, green phoenix, gta, indie world showcase, murder mystery machine, outer worlds, pokemon presents, pokemon unite, road 96, romuniverse, secret neighbor, spelunky, super nintendo world, the magnificent trufflepigs, wheres samantha, witcher 3

    We're back this week with a SUPER sized episode covering the Indie World Showcase as well as the Pokemon Presents news!

  • 171: Switch Sales Slumping, Switch 7th Biggest Console, Mario Kart Still Selling, Metroid Dread Report, Pokemon Go Push Back, Mario Golf Update, Hanafuda Cards

    Episode  |  August 11th, 2021  |  54 mins 12 secs
    black book, doctor who, fhtagn!, foreclosed, hanafuda, mario golf super rush, mario kart 8 deluxe, metroid dread, new donk city, niantic, nintendo, pokemon go, pokemon unite, skyrim, subnautica below zero, switch, the plane effect, toadette

    On this week's podcast, we discuss the declining sales numbers of the Switch. Has demand started to fade now that the system is in its 5th year?

    We also cover Switch becoming the 7th largest console of all time, people STILL buying the heck out of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the latest Metroid Dread Report looking back at the past 35 years of Metroid, Niantic getting pushback on Pokemon Go changes, Mario Golf Super Rush getting a free update, and Nintendo re-releasing Hanafuda cards!

  • 170: Next Nintendo Direct, Nintendo Olympic Involvement Scrapped, and Pokemon Snap Free Update

    Episode  |  August 4th, 2021  |  37 mins 21 secs
    amiibo, animal crossing, bombuzal, claymates, jelly boy, metroid dread, new pokemon snap, nintendo direct, olympics, tokyo 2020

    On this weeks episode we discuss the rumors for the next Nintendo Direct! Also, we found out (kind of) why Nintendo wasn't featured in the Olympics, the new Pokemon Snap DLC, some mediocre Animal Crossing updates, Metroid Dread Amiibo, and the new games coming to Switch Online!

  • 169: 2020 Olympic Games, Robots Playing Super Mario Bros., Nintendo Games Making Money for Charity

    Episode  |  July 28th, 2021  |  1 hr 5 mins
    112 operator, alone with you, banners of ruin, blaster master zero 3, bomb bags, doom, fancam, nintendo, olympics, oxenfree, papa's quiz, pokemon unite, robot, skyrim, skyward sword, super mario bros., switch, the long gate, tokyo, trigger witch
  • 168: Steam Deck, Pokemon Unite, Joy-Con Drift, Switch OLED Pre-orders, Reggie Writing a Book, and Amiibo Delays

    Episode  |  July 21st, 2021  |  1 hr 2 mins
    112 operator, amiibo, last stop, loftwing, oled, pokemon unite, reggie fils-aime, steam deck, switch, valve, zelda

    This week we discuss the Steam Deck and compare it to the Switch OLED. We also talk about Pokemon Unite, fixing drift in your Joy-Cons once and for all, pre-ordering the OLED, Reggie sharing leadership lessons and inspiring stories in his new book, and the delayed Zelda Amiibo.

  • 167: A New Nintendo Switch Has Been Announced!!

    Episode  |  July 14th, 2021  |  1 hr 1 min
    amiibo, edible, labyrinth city, lambs of the road, legend of zelda, mario golf, monster hunter, monster hunter stories, nintendo, oled, peacock, skyward sword, super mario movie, switch

    We're Back and this week we finally got the news we've all been waiting for! Or did we? Either way, we discuss the new Nintendo Switch OLED! We also talk about the new Super Mario Movie, Monster Hunter Stories 2 post-launch roadmap, winning 15 Monster Hunter Amiibo, buy edibles from Nintendo, and Zelda selling for WAY too much money at auction!

  • 166: N64 Turns 25, Hot Wheels + Mario Kart Raceway, and Splatoon 2 Online Lounge Discontinued

    Episode  |  June 30th, 2021  |  52 mins 22 secs
    discolored, disgaea 6, doki doki literature club, epistory, hades, hot wheels, mario golf super rush, mario kart, monster hunter stories, n64, nintendo, oxenfree, sky: children of the light, splatoon 2, subnautica below zero, super destronaut, sword and shield

    The N64 turned 25 and we remember the system by talking about some of our favorite games. We also discuss the Sword and Shield lawsuit that has been going on since 2019, the Hot Wheels and Mario Kart Raceway set, Switch getting a train controller, and the fact that the Splatoon 2 Online Lounge is shutting down!

  • Review: New Pokémon Snap

    Article  |  June 28th, 2021
    new pokémon snap, pokémon, pokémon snap, review

    New Pokémon Snap is cute and charming, and it's fun to feel like you are peeking in on Pokémon in their natural habitats. Some play aspects are frustrating, but the joy of immersing myself in Pokémon wildlife generally makes up for the game's shortcomings.