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

  • 36: Happy 2019! Persona 5 Rumors, Celeste CE, Wireless Charging, Fitness, and Monthly Fortnite Update

    Episode  |  January 2nd, 2019  |  1 hr 20 mins
    fitness boxing, fornite, joycon, persona, smash bros, switch, wireless

    It's a new year and we are off to a great start with tons of great news including Epics awesome success, a Celeste collectors edition, and some new Persona 5 rumors. We also have the latest released including a full hands on of Fitness Boxing.

  • 35: Nintendo Goes To Court, No More Minecraft, Damon Departs, Genki Bluetooth, & Our Top Picks for 2018

    Episode  |  December 26th, 2018  |  59 mins 49 secs
    bluetooth, celeste, doom, fitness boxing, fortnite, genki, hollow knight, minecraft, moonlighter, niantic, nintendo, pinball fx, pokemon, sky force, steamworld, super meat boy, switch, travis strikes again

    It is the last podcast of the year and we have a banger! Niantic is crushing it with Pokemon Go, Nintendo is dominating the holiday NPD charts, and Celeste sells more than 500,000 copies this year. Nintendo heads to court in Europe over pre-purchases, Damon Baker departs Nintendo, and Minecraft for Wii U gets one last update. We finish it all of with the new releases and a special segment where we cover our top game and accessory picks of 2018.

  • Review: Genki Bluetooth Audio Adapter for Nintendo Switch

    Article  |  December 22nd, 2018
    By James Montemagno
    adapter, audio, genki, review, switch

    Our full review of the Genki Bluetooth Audio Adapter for the Nintendo Switch.

  • 34: Classic Consoles, Smash Bros. Ultimate Online is Broken, New Pokémon GO PvP and Event, and Stardew Valley Multiplayer

    Episode  |  December 19th, 2018  |  1 hr 1 min
    3ds, classic consoles, doom, firewatch, katamari, pokemon go, reggie, smash bros, stardew valley, switch

    Reggie is back in the spotlight and sheds some light on the future of the NES & SNES Classic Consoles and if there will be a N64 Classic. We take a look at the latest updates for Smash Bros. Ultimate, Pokémon GO, and Stardew Valley and at the same time break down all the releases before the big holiday break.

  • Review: Little Nightmares for Nintendo Switch

    Article  |  December 14th, 2018
    By James Montemagno
    little nightmares, review, switch

    Our full review of Little Nightmares Complete Edition for the Nintendo Switch.

  • 33: Flip Grip, Marvel Exclusives, The Game Awards Recap, & Mobile Updates

    Episode  |  December 12th, 2018  |  1 hr 3 mins
    flip grip, game awards, marvel, mortal kombat, nintendo, switch

    Nintendo titles swept The Game Awards, and even more great games are headed our way including Mortal Kombat and a new Marvel Exclusive. We have all the great Nintendo news, released, and a full breakdown of the new Flip Grip accessory for your Switch.

  • Review: Sky Force Anniversary for Nintendo Switch

    Article  |  December 9th, 2018
    By James Montemagno
    nintendo switch, review, shmup, sky force

    Full review for Sky Force Anniversary edition for the Nintendo Switch.

  • 32: Smash Bros. Ultimate Launch, Switch Holiday Success, Larger Joy-Cons, & Winter Splatfest

    Episode  |  December 5th, 2018  |  26 mins 22 secs
    3ds, adaptive controller, holiday, nintendo, sales, sky force, smash bros, splatoon 2, switch

    It has been a wonderful holiday season for Nintendo with record settings sales and huge game releases including this week's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It isn't all Smash Bros. this week as we have some really cool updates for Splatoon 2, Stardew Valley, and some new accessories including a larger joy-con and hacking the Xbox Adaptive Controller to work with the Switch.

  • 31: The Super Nintendo Theme Park, Piranha Plant Amiibo Problems, Pokémon: Let's Go Is a HIT, Super Smash Bros. Leaks, and Dragalia Lost

    Episode  |  November 28th, 2018  |  34 mins 4 secs

    This week we discuss the new Nintendo theme park, Piranha Plant Amiibo shortages, the Pokémon: Let'sGo sales numbers for its first week as well as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate leaks.

  • 30: Warframe Drops, More Pinball, and Reggie Talks Metroid 4, N64 Classic, and DLC

    Episode  |  November 21st, 2018  |  1 hr 3 mins
    3ds, dlc, lawsuite, nintendo, pinball fx, pokemon, reggie, roms, warframe

    Reggie gives us full updates and thoughts on the N64 Classic, Metroid 4's release timeframe, downloadable content, and the state of the 3DS. We also have all the latest releases for the week and updates on Pinball FX3.

  • 29: Pokémon Let's Go Launch, YouTube on Switch, Katamari Damacy Demo, and a Nintendo Holiday Experience

    Episode  |  November 14th, 2018  |  59 mins 55 secs
    3ds, holiday, nintendo, pokemon, sales, smash bros, switch, youtube, zelda

    This week we talk about the Pokémon Let's Golaunch, YouTube, the Nintendo Holiday Experience, Overwatch, and a new Zelda coming to Switch!?

  • 28: Smash Bros. Direct, Pokémon Details, 3DS Marches On, & Moonlighter Release

    Episode  |  November 7th, 2018  |  1 hr 6 mins
    3ds, brawlhalla, civilization, hollow knight, let's go pokemon, moonlighter, nintendo, pokemon, shadow of loot box, smash bros, switch, this is the police ii, ultimate

    It is official everything that could be announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been announced! We break down the full direct, have the latest Pokémon news, Civilization VI online details, the best sellers, and all the new releases.

  • 27: Smash Bros. Ultimate Everywhere, Resident Evil Invades Switch, First Ever Wii Remote, and This is the Police II

    Episode  |  October 31st, 2018  |  55 mins 59 secs
    diablo, fortnite, gamecube, luigi, nintendo, pirates, smash bros, switch, this is the police 2, transistor, wii

    It is time for some serious Smash Bros. Ultimate rumors and news as the upcoming Nintendo Direct lingers. Some serious Wii prototypes hit the market, Switch is selling well, and a bunch of new games are coming!

  • 26: Open World Pokémon, Zombie Mario, Everything Diablo III, & Starlink Hands-On

    Episode  |  October 24th, 2018  |  54 mins 10 secs
    diablo, dragalia, mario, nine parchments, nintendo, one strike, paladins, panic button, pinball fx3, pokemon, starlink, switch, true fear

    Motz received his starter edition of Starlink: Battle for Atlas from Best Buy and has an epic story to just play the game. A plethora of Diablo III news, hardware, and accessories have been announced, Mario gets ready for Halloween, Panic Button wants more, Huawei releases a new phone that they claim is a Switch competitor, and of course we have the new releases for the week.

  • 25: N64 Classic Rumors, Bally/Williams Pinball Tables on Pinball FX, Switch Update, Dragalia Lost Overtakes Animal Crossing

    Episode  |  October 17th, 2018  |  46 mins 22 secs
    boxing, diablo iii, joycons, n64, starlink: battle for atlas

    A new week and a new Nintendo rumor! This time, it's about the N64 Classic! Are we getting one soon?! Also crossplay on Diablo III, missing JoyCons, boxing on Switch, a new update!

  • Contest: Super Mario Party Giveaway

    Article  |  October 10th, 2018
    By James Montemagno
    contest, mario party, switch

    It's time for another contest! We are giving away two copies of Super Mario Party for the Nintendo Switch! It is easy to enter so get your entry in today!