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!

Nintendo Dispatch on social media

Episodes and Blog Entries

  • 161: New Zelda Amiibo, More Xbox Game Pass Rumors, Netflix Making Games, More Steamworld games, and Mario Golf details!

    Episode  |  May 26th, 2021  |  1 hr 17 mins
    amiibo, apple, crying suns, epic, game pass, king of seas, maneater, mario golf, mutazione, netflix, pathway, pecaminosa, pokemon snap, skyward sword, steamworld, subnautica, super rush, tony hawk, zelda

    In this week's episode, we discuss Nintendos decision to lock off a quality of life feature for Skyward Sword behind an Amiibo! We also discuss the new 'Xbox Game Pass on Switch' rumors, Netflix wants to make games, new SteamWorld Games in the works, the new Mario Golf: Super Rush details, a new Tony Hawk game, AND a Pokemon Snap review!

  • 160: Nintendo Confirms More Games, Switch Calculator, New 2D Metroid Game, and Switch Pro OLED Display Confirmed?

    Episode  |  May 19th, 2021  |  58 mins 3 secs
    2d metroid, apple, bioshock, calculator, game builder garage, nintendo, oled, snl, subnautica, switch, the long dark, wario

    This week we discuss "many" new games heading to the Switch. We also may have got confirmation that the Switch Pro is getting an OLED display, the EU getting a digital-only version of Game Builder Garage, Calculator on Switch, Apple making its own hybrid console, a NEW 2d Metroid, and Elon Musk playing as Wario on SNL.

  • 159: Nintendo's Great Fiscal Year, Epic vs Apple Reveals Potential Nintendo Collab, Game Builder Garage Announced, and Bad News for a Metroid Prime Trilogy?

    Episode  |  May 12th, 2021  |  47 mins 22 secs
    apple, bioshock, epic, fiscal year, game builder garage, metroid prime trilogy, subnautica, subnautica: below zero, the long dark, wingspan

    This week we discuss the great fiscal year that Nintendo had! We also chat about the interesting info coming out of the ongoing Epic vs Apple legal battle, an announcement for Game Builder Garage, and some potentially bad news regarding Metroid Prime Trilogy.

  • 158: Super Mario Party Goes Online, Fall Guys Delayed, Hyrule Warriors a Success, and Metal Gear Solid on Switch?!

    Episode  |  May 5th, 2021  |  55 mins 37 secs
    animal crossing, botw, fall guys, hyrule warriors, king of seas, konami, mario golf, metal gear solid, minecraft dungeons, mojang, skate city, super mario party, the colonists

    Super Mario Party now has online play! Also, This week we also discuss Hyrule Warriors success, BOTW co-developer continues to expand the team, a Metal Gear Solid remake coming to the Switch, Animal Crossing updates, Mario Gold pre-order bonuses, and more!

  • 157: Mario Kart Tour Still Going Strong, Super Nintendo World Closing, LEGO Luigi, and the Perfect Printer for Pokemon Snap?!

    Episode  |  April 28th, 2021  |  51 mins 13 secs
    before i forget, bioshock, castaway paradise, fly together!, fujifilm, lego, luigi, mario kart tour, nintendo, pokemon snap, potion party, say no! more!, super nintendo world, switch, wingspan

    This week we discuss the Switch-themed printer that Fujifilm is releasing just in time for Pokemon Snap. We also discuss Mario Kart Tour surpassing 200 million downloads, Super Nintendo World closing again due to Covid, LEGO Luigi announced, and a police department in Utah having a little fun with a found Switch!

  • 156: Nintendo Indie World Showcase Breakdown!

    Episode  |  April 21st, 2021  |  1 hr 11 mins
    aground, art of rally, fez, getsufumaden, hindsight, indie, keywe, labo, labyrinth city, last stop, olli olli world, oxenfree, pokemon go, potion party, rain on your parade, road 96, switch lite, the longing, there is no game, tmnt, wingspan

    This week we have SO much news! First, we break down the Indie World Showcase. It had a ton of great games! Then we discuss Labo coming to an end, a new Switch Lite color, a possible Switch shortage this year, Microsoft and Nintendo rumors, Pokemon GO banning iPhone users, and Hallmark making Nintendo ornaments.

  • 155: Nintendo Is All About the New Ideas, Pac-Man 99, Super Nintendo World in Hollywood, and Switch Getting Bluetooth Audio Support?!

    Episode  |  April 14th, 2021  |  43 mins 52 secs
    animal planet, bluetooth, cyberpunk, dieland: pocket planet edition, fortnite, godstrike, heal, pacman99, rain on your parade, relicta, super nintendo world, the long dark, witcher 3

    This week we discuss the possibility of getting Bluetooth audio support on the Switch, our thoughts on Pac-Man 99, Nintendo wanting to focus on new ideas for IP's in the future, and the progress of Super Nintendo World Hollywood!

  • 154: Fortnite Performance Update, Mario Kart Ride Built on Game Engine, Indigenous Pokemon Artwork, and Tons More!

    Episode  |  April 7th, 2021  |  55 mins 35 secs
    balan wonderworld, breathedge, cozy grove, fortnite, knockout city, lost words, luckslinger, niantic, nintendo, pokemon, potion party, say no! more, shadowcast, star wars, super mario world

    This week we discuss the new performance update that Fortnite had for the Switch! We also talk about the Mario Kart Ride basically being a video game, question what the opposite of "review bombing" is, share an indigenous Canadian artist's interpretation of Pokemon, video games and pokemon cards selling for CRAZY prices, talk about Niantics next projects, and play the beta for Knockout City!

  • 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?!


  • 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!