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

  • 71: Pokemon Masters, Review-Bombing Astral Chain, & Reggie Goes Back to School!

    Episode  |  September 4th, 2019  |  1 hr 10 mins
    automachef, bloodstained, forager, nintendo, pokemon masters, reggie, subdivision, superbeat, switch, untitled goose game

    The gang is finally back together and there is tons of awesome Nintendo news to cover! Pokemon Masters starts off with a bang and massive downloads, Reggie goes back to school, Untitled Goose Game gets a release date, Bulletstorm launches out of no where, and Doom is getting an update. We also have the newest releases this week and have some hand's on of Superbeat: Xonic, Subdivision Infinity DX, Forager, Bloodstained, and Automachef.

  • 70: Astral Chain Drops, Switch Lite Hands-on, & The PokeBar!

    Episode  |  August 28th, 2019  |  26 mins 8 secs
    2ds, 3ds, aladdin, bubsy, decay of logos, disney, lion king, little racer, mario kart, mario kart tour, nintendo, overwatch, pokebar, switch, switch lite, whipseey

    It is an interesting week again with Michael and Christina on the road, but James is here to break down the latest and greatest in Nintendo news. We get lots of hands-on impressions of the Switch Lite by the press, Polygon gives a great overview of how the Switch is dominating 2019, and Mario Kart Tour has a release date. Additionally, lots of rumors of Overwatch and some Disney remakes.

  • 69: Indie World Showcase, Free Switch Upgrades, Dr. Mario World Blunders

    Episode  |  August 21st, 2019  |  33 mins 18 secs
    3ds, game boy color, indie, indie world, loot crate, mario, nintendo, switch, upgrades

    Nintendo hit us with an awesome Indie World Showcase this week packed full of Indie goodness. In addition we get some unofficial reports of free upgrades for Nintendo Switch, Tetris 99 Grad Prix Event with Fire Emblem, Mario & Sonic 2D Mode, Neon Green Joy-cons, and so much more.

  • 68: IGZO Upgrade, Sugarfina Rush, Genki Dock, and Zelda Wireless Chargers

    Episode  |  August 14th, 2019  |  45 mins 4 secs
    beholder 2, exception, far: lone sails, genki, joy-con, kickstarter, mario, nintendo, sugarfina, switch

    It is a slow news week, but action packed full of some awesome kickstarter projects and one of a kinda Zelda merch that you can pick up. We also get wind of how to spot the updated Switch model with a new fancy screen and perhaps Joy-con updates!

  • 67: Fortnite Season X, Switch Surpasses N64, Super Nintendo World, Subscriber Goodies

    Episode  |  August 7th, 2019  |  1 hr 2 mins
    fortnite, lite, mario kart, nintendo, nintendo world, online, orlando, pokemon, sales, switch

    Epic kicks off Fortnite Season X and Michael has a full field report. Christina gets her hands on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and a new wired controller for some awesome online play. Nintendo's financial reports have dropped and things are looking up for the Nintendo Switch. If you are a Nintendo Online Subscriber lots of awesome goodies are coming for Smash Bros. and also limited edition trials!

  • 66: Youngblood Hands-on, Free Joy-Con Repairs, Faceoff Deluxe+ Controller Review

    Episode  |  July 31st, 2019  |  1 hr 8 mins
    chroma squad, disney, doom, forager, joy-cons, kill la kill, mario kart, nintendo, oninaki, pokemon, switch, tiny metal rumble, trine, tsum-tsum, youngblood

    Michael is still away, but that doesn't mean that we can't have some fun! Christina and James go hands-on with the "buddy mode" in Wolfeinstein: Younblood, play way too much Mario Kart, give updates on My Time in Portia, and try out the Nintendo Switch voice chat app! There is also huge new with Nintendo offering up joy-con repairs for free, Doom hits the Switch with DRM, and we are reminded who really makes Pokemon.

  • 65: Switch Hardware Updates, Fortnite Robot-Monster Battle, Fire Emblem Launches, & Joy-con Drift

    Episode  |  July 24th, 2019  |  1 hr 6 mins
    battery life, dr. mario, drift, fire emblem, giveaway, joy-con, luigi's mansion, nintendo, switch

    Nintendo is doubling the Switch battery life this August, launching new joy-cons (maybe fixing drift issues), gives away Switches & Mario Maker on a Southwest flight, and picks a date for Luigi's Mansion 3! On top of that Fornite is absolutely crazy with epic battles! All that and the launch of Fire Emblem for Switch!

  • 64: Nintendo Switch Lite, Dr. Mario World is Live, and NES Rewind

    Episode  |  July 17th, 2019  |  57 mins 44 secs
    3ds, android, dr. mario, ios, nes, nintendo, npd, switch, switch lite

    It has officially happened... the Nintendo Switch Lite has been announced and coming this fall to stores near you! Additionally, Nintendo updates some components in the original Switch, moves production to Vietnam, and adds new Games to the NES Online service!

  • 63: Nintendo Share Holder Updates, Bloodstained Hands-On, and Pokémon Go Turns 3

    Episode  |  July 10th, 2019  |  1 hr 25 mins
    fotnite, nintendo, pokemon, share holder, stranger things, switch, updates

    This week brought the share holder meeting for Nintendo which came along with tons of news about upcoming games, online services, and tons of little goodies. Fortnite is all over the place with the best season ever with the introduction of Stranger Things cross-over, and there is SO MUCH Pokemon!

  • 62: SNES Games on Switch Online, Tariffs, Pokemon Masters, and More Bloodstained Issues

    Episode  |  July 3rd, 2019  |  45 mins 29 secs

    This week Christina and Michael discuss the possibility that SNES games will come to Switch Online, tariffs and what it can mean for gamers, Pokemon Masters, the National Pokedex, Bloodstained issues, and all the new releases for the week!

  • 61: Labo Game of the Year, Pedro has all the friends, & Dr. Mario preps for launch

    Episode  |  June 26th, 2019  |  53 mins 14 secs
    awards, bloodstained, nintendo, pedro, rocket league, stores, switch

    A slow week in news, but filled with tons of amazing new games for Nintendo Switch.

  • 60: E3 Rehash, Stocks Falling, All the Sales, and Full Micro SD Cards!

    Episode  |  June 19th, 2019  |  55 mins 32 secs
    3ds, e3, fortnite, mario maker, nintendo, recap, smash bros, switch

    Michael is back from a week on the road and gives his full thoughts on E3 2019. We also have all the latest news including Mario Maker 2 online, Fortnite Horde Mode, Nintendo moving Switch production, and what happens when you fill your SD cards.

  • 59: Nintendo E3 2019 Spectacular!

    Episode  |  June 12th, 2019  |  1 hr 4 mins
    breadth of the wild, dark crystal, dq xi, e3, luigi, nintendo, pokemon, switch, treehouse, zelda

    We have your full breakdown of Nintendo's E3 digital press conference where there were some major announcements including Animal Crossing, Zelda, Luigi's Mansion 3, DQ XI, The Dark Crystal, Fire Emblem, and so so so so so much more!

  • Bonus Round: Pokémon Direct Recap & E3 2019 Predictions

    Episode  |  June 8th, 2019  |  56 mins 38 secs
    direct, e3, gamepass, halo, mario kart, online, pokemon, predictions, smash bros, switch online, xbox live

    It is that time of year! We do a full crazy recap of the latest Pokémon Direct featuring Sword and Shield, which was absolutely AMAZING! Then we break down our predictions of what we think will happen, may happen, and it would be crazy if it happened announcements for Nintendo's E3 direct.

  • 58: Pokémon Press Conference Recap, More Labo VR, & A New Host!

    Episode  |  June 5th, 2019  |  1 hr 11 mins
    labo vr, nintendo, nintendo switch, pokemon, pokemon home, pokemon sleep, smash bros. ultimate, super mario maker 2, tetris 99, video games

    New announcements from the 2019 Pokémon Press Conference such as Pokémon Home and Pokémon Sleep. We discuss Tetris 99, an expensive eShop game, Super Mario Maker 2 Multiplayer details, Labo VR, and all the new releases! Oh, and we have a new host joining the team!

  • 57: Pokémon Everywhere, Mario Kart Tour Hands-on, Downtown Drop Disaster

    Episode  |  May 29th, 2019  |  1 hr 14 mins
    3ds, accessories, controller, direct, fortnite, pokemon, pokemon direct, sd card, switch

    Mario Kart Tour for mobile devices is on the way and we have a full breakdown of the beta! In addition, Pokémon is even more places than ever including shirts, store, and two more Pokémon events. All this and so much more including some awesome new releases.