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

  • 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!

  • 50: Dragon Quest Movie, Labo VR Hype, Controller With Chat Built In, & Best Buy Leaks?!

    Episode  |  April 10th, 2019  |  41 mins 30 secs
    civilization 6, dragon quest, fortnite, labo, mobile, nintendo, online, switch, twitch, vr

    So much great Nintendo news this week including three new games coming to Switch online, a trailer for the new Dragon Quest Movie, more Labo VR news, as well as all the new game releases for the week!

  • My First Three Months with the Nintendo Switch

    Article  |  April 8th, 2019
    By Christina Sharp
    blog, nintendo, podcast, recommendations, switch, video games

    If you’re on the fence about picking up a Switch or just got your hands on one, below I share some thoughts three months in.

  • 49: Labo Education Edition, Free Nintendo Online, More Wolfenstein, & E3 Hype

    Episode  |  April 3rd, 2019  |  53 mins 6 secs
    e3, free, nintendo, online, panic button, switch, twitch, wolfenstein

    Twitch + Nintendo == Awesome! And we should say FREE Nintendo Online service for Twitch Prime Members! We are getting pumped for E3 with a bunch of new tournaments announced, a schedule, and speculation on some games. We have all that and the latest game releases this week.

  • 48: Labo VR Revealed, Castle Crashers on Switch, Fortnite Nerf Edition, and NINDIES!!!!

    Episode  |  March 27th, 2019  |  1 hr 3 mins
    castle crashers, fortnite, galak-z, gems of war, istanbul, nindies, nintendo, sales, switch, timberman vs, turok, yoshi

    It is an epic week filled with amazing Nindies hitting the Nintendo Switch this year. Nintendo reveals the best-selling indie games, Nerf prepares Fortnite guns, Timberman VS dominates the charts, Motz plays too much Turok, and we have all the new releases including Gems of War, Istanbul, Goken, Final Fantasy VII, and Yoshi!

  • 47: Long Lost NES Game, Xbox Live on Switch Update, Switch Bundles, RICO Review, and Borderland Rumors

    Episode  |  March 20th, 2019  |  52 mins
    3ds, cross-play, fortnite, nes, nintendo, rico, switch, xbox

    It is another action packed week with some mysteries such as why Nintendo is scheduling maintenance for three days, a lost NES game for over 30 years, mystery Pokemon tweet deletions, and Xbox Live maybe coming to Switch? All this and our full RICO review!

  • 46: Micro-Transactions, Mar10 Day, Tetris 99 Online Event, & Labo VR

    Episode  |  March 13th, 2019  |  46 mins 36 secs
    3ds, baba is you, contest, labo, nintendo, rico, switch, tetris 99, vr

    Nintendo pulls a fast one on us with their new VR experience with Labo! We celebrate Mar10 day with tons of deals that are hard to get, Nintendo cools down on micro-transactions on mobile games, and Nintendo hosts their first Tetris 99 competition! All this and the new releases such as Rico, Baba Is You, and more.

  • 45: Switch Turns 2, Pokémon Sword and Shield, Nintendo ASMR, & Fortnite Season 8

    Episode  |  March 6th, 2019  |  1 hr 12 mins
    ape out, asmr, birthday, d-pad, direct, fortnite, hiring, jobs, nintendo direct, pokemon, pro controller, switch

    What an action packed week! We have your full wrap up of the Pokémon direct featuring Sword and Shield, updates on Fortnite Season 8, Nintendo goes full ASMR, and some crazy d-pad issues. We also summarize our thoughts on the Nintendo Switch on it's 2nd birthday along with the best sellers, new releases and full hand's on of Ape Out!

  • 44: Reggie Retires, Fortnite Season 8 Teasers, Pokémon Direct, Resident Evil 4 on Switch, Tons of Games!

    Episode  |  February 27th, 2019  |  29 mins 24 secs
    3ds, bowser, deltarune, fortnite, nintendo, pokemon, reggie, solo, switch, tetris 99, toejam and earl

    It is a crazy week with 30+ games being released for the Nintendo Switch like Trials Rising, Rad Rodgers, Ape Out, and Deltarune. The biggest news is that Reggie is retiring and Bowser is taking over as Nintendo of America president. All of this while a Pokémon Direct is on the way and Fortnite Season 8 is being teased every day.

  • 43: Nintendo Direct Updates, Pokemon Day, Super Mario Bros. is Worth THOUSANDS, and New Modes for Tetris 99

    Episode  |  February 20th, 2019  |  1 hr 6 mins
    aragami, astral chain, daemon x machina, fortnite, nintendo, nintendo direct, olliolli, switch, tetris 99, trine 2, yoshi

    It has been a week since the latest Nintendo Direct and we have tons of juicy updates on Rune Factory 5, Tetris 99, and Astral Chain. We ponder the rumors of a new Zelda BoTW and if Spyro Reignited Trilogy will ever come to the Switch. We break down the latest releases including Aragami, Trine 2, Q.U.B.E. 2, and so much more. We end with a full hands-on impression of Daemon X Machina and OlliOlli.

  • Bonus Round: Nintendo Direct Recap: Fire Emblem + Yoshi's Crafted World and Tetris 99 Hands on

    Episode  |  February 16th, 2019  |  31 mins 9 secs
    astral chain, bonus round, direct, final fantasy, fire emblem, mario maker, marvel, nintendo, nintendo direct, starlink, switch, tetris 99, zelda

    Nintendo dropped some huge bomb shells and the latest direct and we have full breakdown of all games including Super Mario Maker 2, Box Boy + Box Girl, Smash. Bros. Ultimate 3.0, Bloodstaind, Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, Astral Chain, and more! We also go hands on with Yoshi's Crafted World and Tetris 99.