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

  • 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.

  • 56: Switch Surpasses PS4, Game Vouchers, Super Mario Maker 2, & Wick Fortnite Edition

    Episode  |  May 22nd, 2019  |  1 hr 1 min
    castlevania, fortnite, nintendo, pokemon, rumble rush, super mario maker, switch

    It is the week of Resident Evil for the Switch, but more importantly the Switch is completely crushing sales in Japan as the #1 selling console of this generation. We break down Super Mario Maker 2 direct, game voucher fiasco, Pokemon Rumble Rush, and all the latest releases!

  • 55: Fortnite Season 9, Detective Pikachu Review, Tetris 99 DLC

    Episode  |  May 15th, 2019  |  1 hr 1 min
    blazing beaks, detective pikachu, fortnite, nintendo, pokemon, switch

    You are in for a treat with our full review of Fortnite Season 9, Detective Pikachu, and Blazing Beaks! All of this and all of the lastest Nintendo news and game releases.

  • 54: A Dark Room Pulled from eShop, Game Boy LCD Screen, Pokémon Pass, Bayonetta 3 Update, and Fortnite Live Event

    Episode  |  May 8th, 2019  |  51 mins
    eshop, fortnite, movies, nintendo, sonic, switch, the dark room

    It's a slow week for Nintendo news, but we have you covered with crazyness from the world of the eShop, The Sonic movie, and all the latest releases.

  • 53: 3DS is Dead, Labo VR Hands-on, Nintendo Financial Report, and Troubles in Portia

    Episode  |  May 1st, 2019  |  1 hr 18 mins
    3ds, final fantasy, financial report, labo, labo vr, my time at portia, nintendo, switch, zelda

    It is a huge week as it is the end of another quarter, which means it is time for financial reports. Nintendo has some huge updates on the success of the Switch, info on new mobile titles, and absolutely no comments on the 3DS. We go hands-on with My Time in Portia and Nintendo Labo VR including Zelda edition!

  • 52: Nightmares in Portia, Switch hits China, Joker and more in Smash Bros.

    Episode  |  April 24th, 2019  |  1 hr 17 mins
    amiibo, capcom home arcade, chine, joker, metroid, my time in portia, reggie, smash bros, switch, tencent

    It is another action packed week and Motz is finally back from holiday travel! Nintendo Switch gets a huge 8.0 update, Joker is unleashed along side Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 3.0, Nintendo & Tencent team up to release Switch in China, Minecraft is getting a movie, and of course we have all the new games for the week.

  • 51: Game Deals, DIY Labo VR Goggles, Star Wars Pinball, and Catan on Switch

    Episode  |  April 17th, 2019  |  28 mins 16 secs
    final fantasy, labo vr, my time at portia, nintendo, switch, warhammer, wolfenstein

    On this week's Dispatch we have DIY Labor VR, rumors of a stage builder for Smash Bros. Ultimate, Star Wars Pinball finally lands on Switch this fall, and an odd decision for Wolfenstein: Youngstein. We also have the latest releases including Final Fantasy 10, My Time at Portia, Warhammer Age of Sigmar, and many more!