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

  • 200: The End

    Episode  |  March 30th, 2022  |  1 hr 12 mins
    advanced wars, bioshock, celeste, doom, groups, mario kart, metroid, nintendo, pokemon, stardew valley, super smash brothers, switch, the witcher, tomb raider, wingspan, zelda

    This is our final episode and we spend it answering listener questions, sharing our favorite games and Nintendo franchises, discussing our hopes for the future of Nintendo, and just chatting about our favorite moments from the past four years.

    Enjoy this final episode and thank you all for the great ride!

  • 199: Pokemon Legends Update, Triangle Strategy Sales, More Sega Genesis Games Coming to NSO, and Hogwarts Legacy on Switch?!

    Episode  |  March 23rd, 2022  |  40 mins 31 secs
    a place unwilling, alien soldier, arceus, hogwarts legacy, kirby, light crusader, moonlighter, nintendo, ocarina of time, pokemon, sega genesis, super fantasy zone, switch, triangle strategy, unpacking, voice of cards, zelda

    On this week's episode we discuss the recent 1.1.1 update for Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Triangle Strategy hitting 1 million episodes sold, three more Sega Genesis games being added to NSO, the possibility of Hogwarts Legacy on the Switch, more Nintendo controller patents, and Ocarina of Time being inducted into the video game hall of fame!

  • 198: NSO App Version 2.0, Switch Sales Back on Top, U.S. Super Nintendo World Confirmed for 2023, and the TMNT Cowabunga Collection!

    Episode  |  March 16th, 2022  |  39 mins
    captain toad, cowabunga, dark deity, fire emblem, moonlighter, nintendo, nso, potato flowers in full bloom, stardew valley, super nintendo world, switch, tmnt, voice of cards

    This week we chat about the NSO App update, confirmation for Super Nintendo World coming to the US in 2023, and the TMNT Cowabunga Collection coming to the Switch!

  • 197: Switch Turns 5, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, More Switch-Pro Speculation, Kirby Demo, and Our Thoughts on the New NSO Mission and Rewards!

    Episode  |  March 9th, 2022  |  1 hr 6 mins
    ashwalkers, edge of eternity, kirby, nintendo, nso, nvidia, pokemon, potato flowers in full bloom, republique, russia, scarlet, stardew valley, steam deck, switch, switch-pro, time loader, violet

    Happy Birthday, Nintendo Switch! This week we talk about Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, Nintendo suspending the eShop in Russia, Steam Deck Nintendo emulation videos being taken pulled from YouTube, MORE Switch-Pro speculation due to an Nvidia leak, the Kirby demo, and our thoughts on the Nintendo Switch Online missions and rewards. Enjoy!

  • 196: Nintendo Acquires SRD, Gamers Are Weak, GTA Trilogy Update, and Pokemon Presents!

    Episode  |  March 2nd, 2022  |  42 mins 8 secs
    army, far, gta, hundred days, nintendo, pokemon, srd, stardew valley, switch, the uncertain, triangle strategy, voice of cards

    This week we discuss Nintendo's newest acquisition, gamers being lazy and weak, the GTA trilogy getting an update, AND the newest mainline Pokemon announced!

  • 195: 3DS and WiiU eShops Closing, New My Nintendo Store, Dont Talk About Switch Sports, Nintendo Hacker Gets Jail Time, Long Lost Games Found

    Episode  |  February 23rd, 2022  |  54 mins 26 secs
    3ds, bowser, control, crunchyroll, eshop, metroid prime 4, never alone, nintendo, nintendo switch, stardew valley, switch sports, switchbuddy, wiiu
  • 194: Nintendo Direct Review and Pokemon Legends: Arceus Discussion!

    Episode  |  February 16th, 2022  |  1 hr 28 mins
    advance wars, control, earthbound, fire emblem, journey to the savage planet, kingdom hearts, kirby, mario kart, nintendo, nintendo direct, no mans sky, portal, splatoon platoon 3, stardew valley, xenoblade

    Well, we FINALLY got a Direct! On this week's episode we break down what we saw and our thoughts on it all! We also have Becca back on the show to discuss her thoughts of Pokemon Legends: Arceus.

  • 193: Metroid Dread Becomes Best Selling Metroid Game, Reconfirmed Release Dates for Upcoming Games, Nintendo Has No Interest in Acquisitions, and A New Bond Game Soon?!

    Episode  |  February 9th, 2022  |  1 hr 1 min
    control, halo infinite, inua, james bond, metroid, metroid dread, metroid prime, nintendo, pokemon, pokemon legends, spy, stardew valley, switch, voice of cards, welcome to elk

    Hey gang! On this week's episode we talk about Metroid Dread becoming the BEST selling Metroid game ever! We also chat about the upcoming Nintendo game release dates, possible Nintendo acquisitions, Switch being around for ANOTHER five years, and a NEW James Bond game?!

  • 192: Switch Exclusive on PC, Retro Studios Hiring for Metroid Prime, BOTW 2 Delayed?, and Epic vs. Apple Battle Continues

    Episode  |  February 2nd, 2022  |  40 mins 20 secs
    apple, botw2, breath of the wild 2, captain toad, daemon x machina, epic, land of screens, metroid prime 4, nintendo, pokemon legends arceus, retro, sherlock holmes, stardew valley, switch, the dead tree of ranchiuna

    This week we talk about a Switch exclusive making its way to PC, Retro Studios looking to hire a new member for the Metroid Prime team, the possibility that Breath of the Wild 2 could be delayed, rumors that Nintendo will announce a new game SOON, and the Epic vs. Apple battle continues.

  • 191: Microsoft Buys Activision Blizzard, Life is Strange Delayed, and Pandemic Getting Removed from eShop

    Episode  |  January 26th, 2022  |  43 mins 59 secs
    activision, banjo kazooie, blizzard, life is strange, majoras mask, microsoft, nintendo, pandemic, summertime madness, switch, unforeseen incidents, xbox

    The big news this week (maybe EVER in gaming!?) is that Microsoft buys Activision Blizzard and we discuss! We also have new games coming to NSO+, a system update for Switch, Life is Strange gets delayed for Switch, and the digital board game Pandemic is getting removed from the eShop.

  • 190: Fake Nintendo Websites, Nintendo Cracks Down on BOTW Mod Vids, Assassins Creed Collection on Switch

    Episode  |  January 19th, 2022  |  36 mins
    assassins creed, botw, captain toad, ezio, fire emblem, journey to the savage planet, metroid dread, nintendo, scrapnaut, second wind, switch, ubisoft, windjammers

    On this week's episode, Nintendo warns us to watch out for fake Nintendo websites! Nintendo is also cracking down on YouTube videos focused on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 'Second Wind' expansion mod, and we're getting more Assassins Creed on the Switch!

  • 189: Our 2022 Nintendo Predictions and Wishes!

    Episode  |  January 12th, 2022  |  1 hr 1 min

    Happy New Year! We're back from the holiday break and discuss all of our predictions and hopes for the new year! In addition to that, we discuss the Nintendo game confirmed for 2022, the lack of GoldenEye on Switch, and Mario Kart 9 in development?!

  • 188: Indie World Showcase Recap, New Genesis Games for NSO, New Zelda: BOTW 2 Patents, and Our Nintendo Year in Review

    Episode  |  December 22nd, 2021  |  44 mins 42 secs
    aliisha, breath of the wild, ending, figment 2, fire emblem, indie world, lets play, loco motive, parkasaurus, potion party, road 96, sea of stars, sega, timelie, zelda

    This week we discuss the games that stood out to us during the Indie World Showcase! We also chat about our Nintendo Year in Review stats!

  • 187: The Game Awards, Nintendo Legend Passes Away, Switch Record Sales, and Bioshock 4?!

    Episode  |  December 15th, 2021  |  42 mins 24 secs
    aspire: ina's tale, bioshock 4, fire emblem, halo, happy game, masayuki uemura, metroid dread, omno, potion party, the game awards

    This week we discuss Nintendo missing from the Game Awards. We also mourn the passing of the NES and SNES creator Masayuki Uemura. Plus, the Switch's record-breaking sales, sales continue to break records, Nintendo is expanding office space for more game development, and there are rumors of BioShock 4 coming out next year!

  • 186: Fire Breaks Out at Super Nintendo World, Pokemon Unite Wins Google Play's Best Game Award, Mario Golf Update is Live, and a "Live-Action Mega Man Movie is Coming!

    Episode  |  December 8th, 2021  |  42 mins 53 secs
    activision, beyond a steel sky, blizzard, fire emblem, halo, loop hero, mario golf, mega man, metroid dread, pokemon unite, super nintendo world, wytchwood

    We're back from the holiday break! This week we chat about a fire at Super Nintendo World, Nintendo's internal response to the Activision/Blizzard harassment reports, POkemon Unite winning Google Plays Best Game of 2021 award, a Mario Golf 4.0 update, and a live-action Mega Man movie!

  • 185: Official Licensed Smash Bros. Championship, Giant Cuber Switch Sales, and Rockstar is Sorry

    Episode  |  November 24th, 2021  |  28 mins 8 secs
    death's door, eshop, fire emblem, gta trilogy, happy game, metroid dread, night lights, nintendo, rockstar, smash brother, super smash brothers ultimate, switch

    Hey gang! Just a quick episode so you can get back to enjoying family time while eating all that turkey (if you celebrate Thanksgiving)! This week we discuss some sweet sweet Smash Bros. tournament action, a big cyber Switch eShop sale, and Rockstar saying they're sorry for GTA Trilogy!