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

  • 18: Switch Dominates, Comics, Labo Kart, Godmaster, and Monster Hunter

    Episode  |  August 29th, 2018  |  39 mins 48 secs
    3ds, blizzard, diablo, hollow knight, mario, monster hunter, nintendo, sales, switch, videokid

    This week developers, producers, and consumers are praising the Switch and Nintendo. Nintendo has completely taken over the sales charts in both Japan and the US. Blizzard, and Bethesda love the Switch, more Nindies are on the way, and of course the latest releases.

  • 17: Nindies Direct, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, Fruit Racing, & 60ish FPS

    Episode  |  August 22nd, 2018  |  47 mins 15 secs
    3ds, badnorth, dark souls, diablo, fruit racing, luigi, mario bros, nindies, nintendo, switch

    What a week! Nintendo UK completely surprised us with an awesome Nintendo Direct: Nindies Edition and we break down all the games! On top of all the new game releases we have some news including Diablo III that is finally official, Netflix is working again on the Wii, and release dates for Dark Souls and Luigi's Mansion.

  • 16: Smash Bros. Direct, Diablo & Rage 2 Ports, Top Games, + Why Did Luigi Die?

    Episode  |  August 15th, 2018  |  1 hr 8 mins
    diablo, direct, dragon ball figherz, hollow knight, nintendo, overcook, pokemon, rage 2, semblance, smash bros., switch

    It is Smash Bros. week on the dispatch! We tackle all of the highs and lows from the Nintendo Direct covering Smash Bros. Ultimate. We also break down the latest news including potential Diablo & Rage 2 ports, Doom Eternal, speculation on why Luigi was sacrificed on the stream, and all of the latest games.

  • 15: 20 Million Switches, 1 Million Octopath, Fake Pro Controllers, and Dead Cells & Overcooked 2 Release

    Episode  |  August 8th, 2018  |  41 mins 59 secs
    dead cells, fake, mario tennis, nintendo, octopath traveler, overcooked, pro controller, rogue trooper, sales, switch

    This week is all about sales sales sales! Not only do we have sales numbers for the Nintendo Switch, Octopath Traveler, and the NES Classic, but tons of games are on sale! We also break down the latest releases including Dead Cells, Overcooked 2, and Okami HD.

  • 14: Mario Orchestra, Smash Bros. Controllers, Labo 3.0, and WarioWare Gold

    Episode  |  August 1st, 2018  |  1 hr 1 min
    3ds, battle chasers, element, gamecube, nintendo, paladins, rogue trooper, smash bros., super destronaut, switch, warioware

    This week is packed full of game and accessory announcements with a plethora of new Gamecube controllers for Smash Bros. Ultimate and new Handheld Mode enabled Joy-Cons. We also have an update on Octopath Traveler availability, Online subscription pre-orders, and Reggie's Lip-Sync battle appearance.

  • Review: Super Destronaut DX for Nintendo Switch

    Article  |  July 31st, 2018
    petite games, ratalaika games, retro space shooter, review, super destronaut dx

    Our full review of the Space Invaders inspired retro space shooter Super Destronaut DX.

  • 13: Octopath Sells Tons, MHGU x Zelda, Labo Creator Contest, and Super Destronaut DX War!

    Episode  |  July 25th, 2018  |  52 mins 31 secs
    element, fortnite, galak-z, go vacation, labo, mario kart, monster hunter, semblance, splatfest, super destronaut dx, zelda

    The Nintendo Switch is completely crushing it in Japan as Octopath Traveler has taken the world by storm! Nintendo also announced some amazing new Zelda crossovers with both Mario Kart 8 and the new Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate. All of this while we break down the new releases and chat about our new favorite game Super Destronaut DX!

  • Bonus Round: The Case of Illegal Pre-order Programs

    Episode  |  July 21st, 2018  |  24 mins 29 secs
    download, eshop, eu law, launch events, nintendo, pre-order, switch

    Do we still need video game pre-order programs? We discuss Nintendo's current lawsuit going on in the EU over their current system that doesn't allow consumers to cancel a game pre-order. We also discuss what we like, dislike, and look back on memories from our pre-order past.

  • 12: Splatoon Hackers, Let's Go Reveals, Rocket League Cross-Play, and Fortnite Season 5

    Episode  |  July 18th, 2018  |  55 mins 30 secs
    fortnite, galak-z, hackers, lumines, mario tennis, panic button, pokemon, splatoon, super detronaut dx, warframe

    Splatoon 2 players are getting upset about rampant cheating happening in online battles and calling for anti-cheat measures to be put in place. Nintendo is actively fighting it by banning consoles and rolling out hardware updates to patch exploits. Nintendo unleashed a new Pokemon Let's Go trailer with tons of goodies, Panic Button has "tons" in store for the Switch, Cross-play comes to Rocket League, and we have the latest releases!

  • Hands-On: Arena of Valor (Closed Beta) for Nintendo Switch

    Article  |  July 16th, 2018
    arena of valor, hands-on, moba, mobile, switch

    The epic real-time 5v5 MOBA that is played by tens of millions of gamers is making its way to the Nintendo Switch and we got full access during the closed beta.

  • 11: Favorite Zelda Game, All the Pokémon, New Splatfest, Warframe, and Semblance

    Episode  |  July 11th, 2018  |  39 mins 4 secs
    2ds, labo, mario tennis, pokemon, semblance, splatoon, warframe, wolfenstein, zelda

    This week is filled with all things Pokémon as Go celebrates two full years out on the app store and Quest is crushing it in the first week. Reggie also sits down to discuss his favorite Zelda game and so do we! As always we have the latest and greatest releases for Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS.

  • Review: Anker PowerCore 13400 Nintendo Switch Edition

    Article  |  July 10th, 2018
    By James Montemagno
    accessory, anker, portable charger, powercore, review

    Our full review of Anker's officially licensed portable charger for the Nintendo Switch.

  • Bonus Round: Nintendo Switch Docked vs Undocked

    Episode  |  July 7th, 2018  |  27 mins 37 secs
    docked, nintendo switch, travel, undocked

    It is time for the epic battle of Docked vs Undocked!!! The Nintendo Switch is a unique system that allows you to take it anywhere with you. On this week's Bonus Round we discuss how we play our Nintendo Switch and why we prefer docked or undocked portable mode.

  • 10: Mario Kart Labo, Future of the 3DS, Labo Creators Contest, & Arena of Valor

    Episode  |  July 4th, 2018  |  59 mins 35 secs
    arena of valor, hack, hollow knight, interview, labo, pokemon, reggie, splatoon

    Nintendo Labo is back and is everywhere as Mario Kart 8 gains official Labo support and Motz goes hands-on with the new "experience". Nintendo is also kicking off an awesome Labo Creators Contest with one of the coolest prizes that we have ever seen. Motz and Michael dive into the Arena of Valor private beta and give their full thoughts after several hours of playing. To wrap it up we have all of the latest game news and releases for the week.

  • 9: Flip Grip Backed, Cross-Play for Everyone, Donkey Kong Adventure, & Pokémon Go Gifts

    Episode  |  June 27th, 2018  |  37 mins 25 secs
    3ds, arcade archives, e3, fortnite, inside, limbo, lumines remastered, mario tennis, nintendo, octo expansion, octopath, pokemon go, splatoon 2, switch, wolfeinstein

    Nintendo and Microsoft put out an ad promoting cross-play for Minecraft, we cover the May NPDs, future plans for Wolfenstein on Switch, recent Splatfest results, the new Flip Grip by Fangamer, and so many games!

  • 8: Splatoon 2 Octo Expansion, Octopath Traveler, Fortnite Mysteries & Cross-Play Updates

    Episode  |  June 20th, 2018  |  45 mins 41 secs
    3ds, arcade archives, e3, fortnite, mario tennis, octo expansion, octopath, pokemon go, splatoon 2

    Yes, Sony hates gamers and continues to block Fortnite cross-play and Nintendo has an official statement. Pokémon Go gets a huge update and Nintendo sneaks out some great new games including Octo Expansion for Splatoon 2 and Donkey Kong on Switch! We discuss this and so much more.