Nintendo Dispatch

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

About the show

Join Christina, James, 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

  • 153: Tencent's New Handheld Console, Upgraded Nvidia Chip, All Animal Crossing Does is Win, Breath of the Wild in VR, and More!

    Episode  |  March 31st, 2021  |  56 mins 10 secs

    This week we discuss the patent Tencent filed for a new handheld console that looks a LOT like the Nintendo Switch, the new Nvidia chip rumored to be in the next Switch console, Animal Crossing winning this year at the BAFTAs, a VR mod for Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Niantics next AR Mobile game, and the next-gen Pinball FX game!

  • 152: Super Nintendo World Easter eggs, One Year in Animal Crossing, and Some Great eShop Deals!

    Episode  |  March 24th, 2021  |  1 hr 7 mins
    animal crossing, bioshock, borderlands, eshop, estranged: the departure, evil inside, fortnite, immortals fenyx rising, kosmokrats, krystopia, rip them off, starlink: battle for atlas, story of seasons, super nintendo world, the outer worlds

    This week we discuss the easter eggs scattered around Super Nintendo World. We also talk about the new update for Animal Crossing and share some of our favorite moments with the game of the past year. Michael also shares some great eShop deals he found this week!

  • 151: Switch Now Nintendo's 2nd Best, 3DS and 3DS XL Repairs Halted, A Tiny N64, and a New TMNT Game!!

    Episode  |  March 17th, 2021  |  55 mins 57 secs
    3ds, 3ds xl, apex legends, arms, dark horse, darq, immortals fenyx rising, in rays of light, n64, nintendo switch, nvidia, stubbs the zombie, tegra x1 mariko, tmnt

    This week the band is back together! We have so many fun things to talk about including Switch now being the second best-selling Nintendo console, Nintendo halting 3DS and 3DS XL repairs, a TINY N64, poor reactions to Apex Legends on Switch, and maybe a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Game?!

    Cowabunga!

  • 150: Super Switch, Super Nintendo World USA, and Among Us Updates

    Episode  |  March 10th, 2021  |  37 mins 48 secs
    among us, mario world, nintendo, pinball, switch, switch pro

    The Switch Pro rumor mill is red hot and we break down every bit of what we think could be real and what may not be.

  • 149: Pokémon 25th, Tony Hawk, more Animal Crossing + Happy Birthday Michael!

    Episode  |  March 3rd, 2021  |  50 mins 33 secs
    monster hunter, nintendo, pokemon, pokemon 25, switch, tony hawk

    New week... more Pokémon! We break down the entire Pokémon 25th direct with amazing new games heading our way. That isn't the only thing that dropped this week as we got news that Tony Hawk 1+2 is coming, more Subnautica, and even more Animal Crossing!

  • 148: Nintendo Directs Are BACK Baby!

    Episode  |  February 24th, 2021  |  1 hr 20 mins
    animal crossing, diablo ii, fall guys, knockout city, littlewood, mario gold super rush, miitopia, monster sanctuary, neon white, nintendo direct, no more heroes, outer wilds, project triangle strategy, skyward sword, speed limit, splatoon 3, star wars hunters

    This week we FINALLY got another Nintendo Direct! We spend this episode breaking down the good, and maybe not so good, parts of it!

  • 147: Super Mario 3D World and Stardew Valley Have Taken Over Our Lives!

    Episode  |  February 17th, 2021  |  1 hr 4 mins
    animal crossing, concierge service, demon's tilt, king of seas, my time at portia, speed limit, star wars pinball, stardew valley, summer catchers, super mario 3d world

    This week we have more news than you can shake a stick at! Super Mario 3D World is now out! The big Stardew Valley update we've been waiting for is also out! There's a new concierge service for Nintendo Switch users, Februarys Nintendo Switch Online Games, we're getting a new Nintendo Docuseries, and more!

  • 146: Apex Legends Lands on Switch, New Pokemon and Animal Crossing Merch, and a Nintendo Land Tour

    Episode  |  February 10th, 2021  |  1 hr 19 mins
    aground, apex legends, bioware, dodo airlines, fitness boxing 2, fortnite, healers quest, levi's, little nightmares ii, mass effect legendary, pokemon, pokemon sword and shield, skyforge, summer catchers, super mario 3d world, super nintendo world, the flower collectors, the long dark, traffix, undermine

    This week we have SO much news! Nintendo says that they will discuss this year's lineup when they're good and ready, we're given a reason to hope for more full Nintendo Directs, and we got another video showing off the New Super Mario World. If that wasn't enough, we ALSO discussed a man getting arrested for hacking Pokemon Sword and Shield and selling pokemon, Levi's announced a new Pokemon clothing line, Nintendo has official Dodo airlines game merch, the possibility of Mass Effect Legendary on Switch, and Apec Legends coming to Switch in March!

  • 145: Monster Hunter Themed Switch & Pro Controller, Shadowcast Kickstarter Goal Easily Hit, Next Big Animal Crossing Update, More Joy-Con Drift Issues, The Switch was "Make or Break" for Nintendo

    Episode  |  February 3rd, 2021  |  1 hr 20 mins
    animal crossing, blue fire, conarium, down in bermuda, festivale, flip grip, genki, genki shadowcast, grey skies, haven, island tracker, joy-con drift, missile dancer, monster hunter rise, nuts, pinball fx3, skyforge, tharsis, the long dark

    On this weeks episode we have a new special edition Switch to talk about! We also discuss the Genki ShadowCast hitting its Kickstarter goal, the next Animal Crossing update, more Joy-Con drift drama, and the Switch being a "make or break" for Nintendo!

  • 144: 87% of Console Sales in Japan are Nintendo Switch, 28 of 30 Top Games in Japan are Switch Games, Tingle Creator Retires, New Exclusive Game for Game Boy, Mario Kart 8 Now a Fitness Game, and Mario in GoldenEye?!

    Episode  |  January 27th, 2021  |  59 mins 33 secs
    cyber shadow, disjuntion, doom eternal, game boy, goldeneye 007, little nightmares ii, mario kart 8 deluxe, missile dancer, nintendo switch, takaya imamura, the unexpected quest, tingle, wingspan, witcher 3

    In this weeks episode we discuss the Nintendo Switch and its crazy sales numbers in Japan. We also wish the creator of Tingle, Takaya Imamura, well as he retires from Nintendo after 32 years, discuss a NEW Game Boy exclusive coming out, turning Mario Kart 8 into a fitness game, and Mario in GoldenEye?!

  • 143: New Red & Blue Mario Themed Switch, NES Lego Set Knock-offs, Limited Run Games Celebrates Scott Pilgrim, Super Nintendo World Opening Delayed, Pokémon Snap Release Date

    Episode  |  January 20th, 2021  |  54 mins 36 secs
    adverse, cobra kai, down in bermuda, limited run games, little nightmares ii, missile dancer, nes lego, nintendo switch, pokémon snap, scott pilgrim vs. the world, shing!, super nintendo world, the unexpected quest, wingspan

    This week we got a look at the all new Mario themed Switch console! We also discuss the knock-off NES Lego sets coming out, the Scott Pilgrim vs The World physical release that Limited Run Games is doing, Super Nintendo World opening has been delayed, and a release date for Pokemon Snap!

  • 142: Our 2021 Nintendo Predictions!

    Episode  |  January 13th, 2021  |  1 hr 17 mins
    3ds, agent a, art sqool, down in bermuda, monster hunter rise, new york game awards, red lantern, scott pilgrim, switch pro, the long dark, wingspan, witcher 3

    This week is a long one! Lots to discuss.

    For one, the Switch has outsold the 3DS! There is also a fan made website stock checker for all of the My Nintendo Physical Rewards. We also got a lot of detail on Monster Hunter and Animal Crossing is nominated for Game of the Year at this years New York Game Awards. And then we jump into our predictions for 2021! Who will be right?! Who will be wrong?! Only 2021 will know.

    For one, the Switch has outsold the 3DS! There is also a fan made website stock checker for all of the My Nintendo Physical Rewards. We also got a lot of detail on Monster Hunter and Animal Crossing is nominated for Game of the Year at this years New York Game Awards. And then we jump into our predictions for 2021! Who will be right?! Who will be wrong?! Only 2021 will know.

  • 141: Leaked Footage of Yoshi Ride, Lost Game Boy WorkBoy, Nintendo and Kanye West, 2020 Best Selling Indies, Our 2020 Nintendo Highlight

    Episode  |  January 6th, 2021  |  1 hr 7 mins

    Happy New Year!!

    This week the gang is back together! We kick off the show with a leak of the new Yoshi Ride at Super Nintendo World. We also chat about the long lost WorkBoy for the original Game Boy, a collaboration between Nintendo and Kanye West that never happened, the best selling Indie games of 2020, and OUR highlights of 2020.

  • 140: Stardew Valley 1.5 Update, Switch eShop Goes Down, Zelda Map in Minecraft, and the Switch Gaming Station Appearing in Hospitals

    Episode  |  December 30th, 2020  |  34 mins 37 secs
    among us, animal crossing, eshop, fortnite, minecraft, picklock, stardew valley, starlight children's foundation, tharsis, the long game, wingspan, zelda

    This week we discuss update 1.5 for Stardew Valley! We also talk about eShop being DOWN for Christmas, a Zelda fan recreates Breath of the Wild map in Minecraft, and Nintendo and Starlight Children's Foundation bringing some cheer to children in need.

  • 139: HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

    Episode  |  December 23rd, 2020  |  1 hr 19 mins
    alba: a wildlife adventure, among us, grindstone, happy game, hazel sky, indie, nintendo, super nintendo world, traffix, trash sailors, when the past was around

    This week is jam-packed with new info! We got TWO new Nintendo directs! One was an Indie Direct and the other gave us a tour of the new Super Nintendo World in Japan. We also got a great interview from Doug Bowser in the past year and what we can expect in 2021. On top of all that, we give a few of our last-minute gift ideas for the Nintendo fans in your life!

    Enjoy and have a wonderful holiday!

  • 138: Switch is Still Best Selling Console, the Game Awards Winners, Little Nightmares II Demo, Sephiroth Coming to Smash, and a New Sonic Animated Series?!

    Episode  |  December 16th, 2020  |  47 mins 47 secs
    abzu, animal crossing, filament, freddy spaghetti, hades, little nightmares ii, netflix, sephiroth, shady part of me, shakes on a plane, sonic, the game awards, unto the end

    Can you believe the Switch has been the best selling console for 24 months in a row! We also talk about the Game Awards Winners, a Little Nightmares II demo coming to Switch, Sephiroth confirmed for Smash, and possibly a new 3D Sonic animated series on Netflix?!