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

  • 77: Brain Training, Motion Controlled Pokémon, Wargroove DLC, & ALL OF THE GAMES

    Episode  |  October 16th, 2019  |  1 hr 28 mins
    fortnite, goose game, hyperform, mario kart, niffelheim, nintendo, overwatch, puzzle book, ring fit adventure, shipped, switch, witcher

    It is an EPIC week here at the Dispatch. Not only did we get Fortnite Chapter 2, but we also got tons of new Pokémon news and accessories, Super Mario World is real, a new Switch Pro controller, and plenty of Overwatch PR blunders. We have all the games including reviews of Puzzle Book, Shipped, Niffelheim, and lots of play time on My Time on Portia, Hyperforma, and Untitled Goose Game.

  • Review: Super Jumpy Ball - 40 Levels of Jumping

    Article  |  October 9th, 2019
    By Michael Rivette
    nintendo, review, super jumpy ball, switch

    Super Jumpy Ball is a simple & fun 2D platform game for 1-8 players, inspired by retro platformers.

  • 76: MKT's Rocket Start & Review, Reggie's Induction, Sword and Shield Details, and Doom is Delayed

    Episode  |  October 9th, 2019  |  1 hr 31 mins
    doom, forager, gems of war, mario kart, nintendo, pokemon, portia, puzzle quest, switch, zelda

    Everyone is back for an epic special long edition of the dispatch. We have a lot to discuss with Mario Kart Tour, but first plenty of Pokemon news including mobile, accessories, and Sword/Shield.

  • Review: Aggelos - A 2D, Metroidvania/Wonder Boy Adventure

    Article  |  October 7th, 2019
    By Michael Rivette
    aggelos, nintendo, review, switch

    Aggellos is a 2D, non-linear (Metroidvania-style) action RPG game which is inspired HEAVILY by Japanese games such as Wonder Boy In Monster World.

  • 75: Nintendo Campus Tour, A New Brain Age, Pokemon Go Hoodies, Mario Kart Tour, & Bloodstained Update!

    Episode  |  October 2nd, 2019  |  1 hr 14 mins
    bloodstained, brain age, dragalia lost, mario kart, mario kart tour, nintendo, pokemon go, switch

    We have a jam-packed episode this week!

    We discuss the new Nintendo campus tour coming to a college near you, a new Brain Age game, PokemonGo Hoodies, a Dragalia Lost first Anniversary, news on the Bloodstained update, and all the Mario Kart Tour news you can handle!

    Buckle up!

  • Review: Untitled Goose Game: A Honking Good Time

    Article  |  September 25th, 2019
    By James Montemagno
    house house, nintendo, nintendo switch, panic, review, switch, untitled goose game

    Who knew that controlling a goose and honking at people could be so much fun! Our full review of Untitled Goose Game.

  • 74: Reviews Are In - Switch Lite, Untitled Goose Game, Link's Awakening, & Niffelheim

    Episode  |  September 25th, 2019  |  1 hr 16 mins
    fortnite, hyperforma, kirby, link's awakening, luigi's mansion, niffelheim, switch, switch lite, untitled goose game

    We have a Nintendo Switch Lite in our hands and we are ready for a full review! We discuss all the good, bad, and ugly that the Switch Lite brings to the table. We have some new news on Luigi's Mansion 3, Pokemon Go, Ori & the Blind Forest, and Bloodstained. All of this with our full reviews of Niffelheim and Untitled Goose Game! Tune into this action packed Nintendo Dispatch.

  • 73: Switch 9.0, Ring Fit Revealed, Bloodstained Updates, Link's Awakening Releases, & Super Dodgeball Beats Hands-on

    Episode  |  September 18th, 2019  |  42 mins 36 secs
    3ds, bloodstained, hyperforma, nintendo switch, ring fit, super dodgeball beats, switch, switch firmware, zelda

    This week is CRAZY with the release of Link's Awakening, Untitled Goose Game, Ni no Kuni, Overland, Sayonara, Castle Crashers, and so many more. We have all the latest news including the crazy Ring Fit Adventure reveal, updates on Bloodstained, software updates for the Switch, and insight on how big discounts are helping indie devs.

  • 72: Curry on Rice Edition, Direct Recap, Celeste Farewell, Hyperforma & Decay of Logos Hands-on

    Episode  |  September 11th, 2019  |  1 hr 44 secs
    animal crossing, decay of logos, hyperforma, joy-con, luigi's mansion, nintendo, nintendo direct, overwatch, pokemon, snes, switch

    It is another action packed week as Nintendo has surprised us with another Nintendo Direct! This time unleashing details on tons of new Switch games including Luigi's Mansion 3, Animal Crossing, Zelda, Pokemon Sword and Shield, Overwatch, and a new SNES Online Service! We also have updates on Pokemon Masters, a mystery new accessory for the Switch, and a patent on adjustable hinge joy-cons. On top of that all the new games for the week and hands-on with Hyperforma and Decay of Logos.

  • 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!