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

  • 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.

  • 42: Xbox Live For Switch, Mario Bros. 2, Online Boost, WarGroove Domination

    Episode  |  February 13th, 2019  |  1 hr 9 mins
    fable, nintendo, online, sales, switch, wargroove, xbox live

    Is it almost time for another Nintendo Direct? Rumors have been spiraling around the internet, but we have real news with a voice chat SDK coming to Switch, Xbox Live for Switch, Nintendo Online getting a "boost", and WarGroove has been dominating the charts. All this and more including the latest releases and listener feedback.

  • 41: Q3 Financial Briefing, WarGroove Hands-on, Marshmello Dance Party, & Wii Shop Channel Shuts Down

    Episode  |  February 6th, 2019  |  1 hr 1 min
    fortnite, marshmello, nintendo, sales numbers, smash bros, switch, twitch, wargroove

    It is another crazy week in the world of Nintendo with huge announcements during their Q3 briefing including this years release time frames, sales numbers for games/consoles, and some upcoming surprise game announcements. We also have a stellar debut by WarGroove at the top spot, some crazy Fortnite/Marshmello collaborations, Smash Bros. 2.0, and so much more!

  • 40: Indie Highlights, Metroid Prime 4 Delays, Fortnite Ice Storm, and No Switch Price Drops

    Episode  |  January 30th, 2019  |  1 hr 5 mins
    3ds, fornite, goat story, ice storm, indie direct, indie highlights, nindies, nintendo, npd, sale numbers, smash bros., switch, wargroove

    It is a week full of awesome new games from the recent Indie Highlights event and we have a full break down. With good news comes the bad with Metroid Prime 4 delays and word that there is no new switch successor or price drop on the way. It all isn't bad as there are some amazing new games releasing this week including WarGroove and Fortnite 7.3 is ready to land after the epic Ice Storm!

  • 39: Dock Mods, Piranha Plant DLC, Cross-Play Rocket League, Game Freak's New Game, and Smash Galore

    Episode  |  January 23rd, 2019  |  58 mins 13 secs
    3ds, art, dlc, futuregrind, my memory of us, nso, piranha, rocket league, smash bros., smite, switch, switch online

    We are about to be flooded with Nindies, Piranha Plant is ready to launch on Smash Bros. Ultimate, there are new Nintendo 3DS Selects, Rocket League Cross-Play, and a new job listing for a NSO Manager. We have all this and this weeks new releases and tons of Smash Bros. impressions.

  • 38: Fortnite Supply Drop, 2019 Switch Games, NES Classic Anger, Smash Bros. Success

    Episode  |  January 16th, 2019  |  1 hr 49 secs
    3ds, build a bridge, desktop soccer, firewatch, fornite, gunman clive, lightseekers, nintendo, octahedron, smash bros., steamworld, switch, travis strikes again, yiik

    This week we see the smashing success of Smash Bros. Ultimate...the best selling Smash game of all time in Japan and at the same time runaway success for Monster Boy from FDG Entertainment. We also examine the new laws in Japan making it illegal to mod consoles, release dates for Yoshi, Kirby, and Dragon's Dogma. We discuss the good side of NES classic games on the Switch Online and at the same time address the anger from gamers. Finally, we take a look at this week's releases including Travis Strikes Again, Onimusha, Forever Forest, Gunman Clive HD, YIIK, and more.

  • 37: Predicting Switch Pro/Lite, Shifting Away from Home Consoles, New Super Mario Bros. U!

    Episode  |  January 9th, 2019  |  1 hr 11 mins
    3ds, bestsellers, fortnite, mario, pro controller, switch, switch lite, switch pro

    It's a week of crazy Switch rumors with a potential Pro or Lite version coming down the road. We give our thoughts on this and the world of Fortnite. We take a look at the latest released including some true gems.

  • 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.