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


    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?!

  • 137: Switch v11.0 Update, Splatoon Tournament Canceled, & Should You Buy Fire Emblem?

    Episode  |  December 9th, 2020  |  52 mins 7 secs
    animal crossing, live streaming, mario world, nintendo, smash bros, splatoon, super mario world, switch, update

    Finally we have the system update we have been waiting for that is full of excellent features... and some in your face icons. We also take a look at the unveiling of Super Mario World in Japan, and dive into the controversy around Smash & Splatoon tournaments.

  • 136: Original Stitch Now Selling Masks, Most Expensive Game Ever, Nintendo Game & Watch, and Doom Eternal Going Digital Only

    Episode  |  December 2nd, 2020  |  50 mins 37 secs
    absolute drift, doom eternal, empire of sin, game & watch, immortals fenyx rising, jon wick hex, liberated, original stitch, pokemon, star wars, super mario bros. 3, wildfire

    This week we discuss the Pokemon bandanas and masks that Original Stitch is now making. We also talk about the most expensive game EVER sold, Motz gives his thoughts on the Nintendo Game & Watch, and we discuss Doom Eternal going digital only! Join us for another fun week!

  • 135: Nvidia Sets Records With Switch, the Next Animal Crossing Update News, and More!

    Episode  |  November 25th, 2020  |  51 mins 2 secs
    alto collection, animal crossing, arrog, game awards, jenny leclue, new horizons, nintendo, nvidia, out of space, picklock, picross, pocket camp, switch

    This week we discuss Nvidia setting records with the Switch, and so much Animal Crossing news!

  • 134: Stardew Valley's Next Big Update, Game Freak Has Moved Their HQ, Nintendo Australia Closing eBay Store, and the Switch Has it's Best October to Date!

    Episode  |  November 18th, 2020  |  36 mins 19 secs
    abzu, art sqool, australia, brawl chess, dreamo, ebay, game freak, hyrule warriors, jenny leclue, mars horizon, part-time ufo, stardew valley, witcher 3

    This week was a little light on the new but that doesn't stop us from discussing the next big update coming to Stardew Valley! We also talk about Game Freak moving their HQ, Switch having is best October EVER, and did you know that Nintendo Australia has an eBay store?!

  • 133: Switch Outsells NES, Nintendo Reconfirms Release Dates for Games, Amazon Shipping Mario-Themed Boxes, Pokemon Go's Best Year, and Animal Crossing Goes to the NFL

    Episode  |  November 11th, 2020  |  1 hr 8 mins
    amazon, conduct together, control, mario kart live home circuit, nes, nintendo, part-time ufo, pokemon go, switch, the broken circle, untitled goose game, volta-x

    This week we chat about Switch beating the NES to become Nintendo's second best selling console! We also discuss the release dates for major Switch Games, Amazon getting in on Mario's 35th anniversary, Yuzu the Nintendo Switch Emulator, Pokemon GO's biggest year, and Animal Crossing going to the NFL!

  • 132: Last Partner Direct of 2020, Retro Studios Remodeling, Fortnite Switch Bundle, and a My Time at Portia Sequel?!

    Episode  |  November 4th, 2020  |  59 mins 18 secs
    control, fortnite, griftlands, hitman 3, hyrule warriors, immortals fenyx rising, my time at portia, nintendo direct, no more heroes, part time ufo, retro studios, surviving the aftermath

    This week we got ANOTHER surprise Nintendo Partner Direct and it was a great one! We break down all the games we're excited about. We also talk about Retro Studios expanding their offices, a new Fortnite Nintendo Switch, and a sequel to My Time at Portia! We also go hands-on with Hyrule Warriors and Control.

  • 131: Joy-Con Drop Confirmed for U.S., The Crown Tundra DLC is out, Pokemon Home Update, Apex Legends Delayed, Outer Worlds Update, and a Discussion on Game Streaming.

    Episode  |  October 28th, 2020  |  1 hr 10 mins
    apex legends, bulletstorm, carto, crimzon clover, crown tundra, dlc, joy-con, mad rat dead, oceanhorn 2, outer worlds, pikmin 3, pokemon, pokemon home, pumpkin jack, uno

    This week we discuss the Joy-Con price drop that we will be getting here in the states! We also talk about the new Pokemon DLC, Pokemon Home update, Apex Legends getting delayed for the Switch, an Outer Worlds update, and have a long conversation about streamers paying devs.

  • 130: Switch is the Best-Selling Console in US for 22 Months, Reduced Joy-Con Price, More Physical Mario Rewards, Stardew Valley Update, and much More!

    Episode  |  October 21st, 2020  |  53 mins 19 secs
    apple, epic, joy-con, microsoft, my nintendo, nintendo, pokemon, stardew valley

    This week we discuss the Switch being the best selling console in the U.S. for 22 MONTHS! We also talk about a price drop for Joy-Con in Japan, more physical Mario rewards coming to My Nintendo, a possible fix for an overheating Switch, Epics Apple Lawsuit and the impact it could have on Nintendo, the Microsoft and Nintendo relationship, the next big Stardew Valley update, and a Pokemon card selling for 250K at auction!!

  • 129: Age of Calamity and Pikmin 3 Treehouse, More Joy-Con Drift Chat, Super Nintendo World Update, and Another Splatfest!

    Episode  |  October 14th, 2020  |  1 hr 19 mins
    age of calamity, animal crossing, hyrule warriors, joy-con drift, little nightmares, nintendo, nintendo treehouse, pikmin 3 deluxe, super nintendo world

    This week we have TWO Nintendo Treehouses to discuss! One for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity and another for Pikm0n 3 Deluxe! We also talk Japanese Sales Charts, more Joy-Con drift drama, an update for Super Nintendo World, and we're getting another Splatfest!!

  • 128: Getting Physical Rewards for Platinum Points, Nintendo Legal Battles, Animal Crossing Awards, Minecraft in Smash, and More!

    Episode  |  October 7th, 2020  |  47 mins 4 secs
    animal crossing, hades, joy-con drift, minecraft, nintendo, platinum points, rogue company, smash bros.

    This week we're excited about the return of physical rewards for platinum points! We discuss Nintendos legal battles, and chat about Animal Crossing winning big at The Japan Game Awards 2020. We also talk about Animal Crossing, Pokemon, Mario, and others getting nominations for the Golden Joystick Awards 2020, Minecraft coming to Smash, Hades patch, and Rogue Company becoming free-to-play.

  • 127: Amazon Luna, Nintendo Getting Sued...Again, Metroid Prime 4 News, Rocket League, and Animal Crossing Fall Update!

    Episode  |  September 30th, 2020  |  55 mins 51 secs
    amazon, animal crossing, botw, god of war, joy-con drift, luna, metroid prime 4, minecraft, mojang, nintendo, rocket league

    This week we discuss Amazons' new streaming game service and the very familiar controller they revealed.

    We also talk about Nintendo and the ongoing Joy-Con drift issue, Metroid Prime 4 updates, a silly Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity bonus if you have a BOTW save file, Rocket League now being free to play, an upcoming Minecraft update, and the ANimal Crossing Fall UPDATE!! As you can imagine, we're very excited!

  • 126: Fight Crab, Monster Hunter Rise, RIP 3DS, and LEGO Mario

    Episode  |  September 23rd, 2020  |  1 hr 18 mins
    direct, fight crab, lego mario, mario, monster hunter, nintendo

    This week it is another Nintendo Partner Direct that we loved! We break down all the goodies that are coming our way, have a full review of Fight Crab, and a hands-on of LEGO Mario!

  • 125: Age of Calamity, RCT 3, Animal Crossing LEGO, and Fighting Crabs

    Episode  |  September 16th, 2020  |  1 hr 1 min
    animal crossing, cbs all access, console wars, fight crab, lego, nintendo, switch

    Another exciting week of announcements with a new Hyrule Warriors game being announced, even more LEGO sets, and some crazy fighting crabs!

  • 124: All THE MARIO!! Nintendo NY Store Now Open, 8BitDo Arcade Stick, Redecorated eShop and Updates, Rocket League Dropping Switch Online, and Tons More!

    Episode  |  September 9th, 2020  |  1 hr 8 mins
    8bitdo, a short hike, eshop, game & watch, mario, mariokart live, nintendo, spellbreak, super mario 3d all-stars, super mario bros, under the jolly roger

    This week we got SO much Mario news! We discuss everything we saw during the direct as well as Nintendo NY reopening, 8BitDo made a new wireless arcade stick, eShop updates, Rocket League dropping Switch Online requirement, Pokemon Go no longer supporting several devices and platforms, and politics finds its way into Animal Crossing.