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

  • 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.

  • 7: Nintendo's Glorious Return to E3

    Episode  |  June 13th, 2018  |  1 hr 12 mins
    anker, doom, e3, fallout, fire emblem, lego, mario + rabbids, mario party, minecraft, pokemon, smash bros.

    In this legendary Nintendo Dispatch we break down all of the news and game releases for the week of June 10th 2018 as expected, but cap it off with our full breakdown of everything that Nintendo announced and released at E3 2018.

  • 6: Pokémon News, Fortnite on Switch, and Mario Tennis Aces

    Episode  |  June 6th, 2018  |  44 mins 4 secs
    banner saga 2, battle chasers, bloodstained, gridd, happy birthdays, ikaruga, mario tennis aces, pokemon quest, shape of the world, sushi striker

    This week we recap ALL that crazy Pokémon news, as well as Niantic paying out $1,575,000 because the first PokémonGo fest was such a failure. We also talk E3 leaks and rumors, Fortnite on the Switch, the new Astro gaming headset, as well as this week's game releases!

  • Bonus Round: Pokémon Announcements & Nintendo E3 Predictions

    Episode  |  June 2nd, 2018  |  56 mins 30 secs
    animal cross, e3, fire emblem, metroid, pokémon, pokémon 2019, pokémon let's go, pokémon quest, predictions, smash bros., splatoon

    It is finally time for our Nintendo E3 Predictions! We break down each and every crazy thing that Nintendo could do in a few weeks during their Direct, but of course they had to go and spoil it by announcing two new Pokémon games right after we recorded, so we put in a little bonus for you!

  • 5: Resident Evil 7 Cloud Version, Dockless Nintendo Switch, and so many games!

    Episode  |  May 30th, 2018  |  39 mins 7 secs
    battle crashers, defoliation, die for valhalla, fallen legion, just shapes & beats, little nightmares, milanoir, resident evil, west of loathing, yokus island express

    This week we discuss the recent release of Resident Evil 7 cloud version in Japan as well as the "Second Unit" dockless Nintendo Switch. We also discuss new game news including Overwatch on Switch, Killer 7, Mario Tennis Aces Online, and the new Mii Online Editor.

  • Bonus Round: State of the eShop. Our likes, dislikes, and the most needed feature

    Episode  |  May 26th, 2018  |  24 mins 54 secs
    digital downloads, eshop, predictions, reviews

    This week we discuss what we like and dislike about the Nintendo eShop. We also give Nintendo our suggestion on features that NEED to be added.

  • 4: DIY JoyCon repairs, Little Nightmares, and Pokémon and Star Fox Rumors

    Episode  |  May 23rd, 2018  |  31 mins 47 secs
    atomine, disco dodgeball, little nightmares, mega man, n++, pokemon, punch club, runner 3, splatfest, splatoon, star fox, teenage mutant ninja turtles

    We discuss the recent Splatoon 2 Splatfest results, DIY JoyCon Repairs, chat about Pokémon and Star Fox rumors, and give initial feelings on Little Nightmares.

  • Bonus Round: Do We Still Need the 3DS?

    Episode  |  May 19th, 2018  |  25 mins 44 secs
    3ds, nintendo, nintendo switch, switch

    We discuss the Nintendo 3DS now that we all live in a Nintendo Switch world.

  • 3: Launch Contest, Nintendo Switch Online, Splatfest, Monster Hunter, Minecraft, & Bloodstained

    Episode  |  May 16th, 2018  |  31 mins 48 secs
    banner saga, bloodstained, contest, hyrule warriors, little nightmares, minecraft, monster hunter, splatfest, splatoon, switch online

    We have a Nintendo Dispatch Contest! Nintendo released details on Nintendo Switch Online. Nintendo Switch is getting Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate as well as Minecraft Bedrock Edition. Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon launches soon and Michael and James discuss all the new games dropping this week!

  • Nintendo Dispatch Podcast Launch Contest

    Article  |  May 12th, 2018
    By James Montemagno
    contest, podcast, switch

    We are excited to launch Nintendo Dispatch to the world and kicking things off with an amazing contest with glorious prizes! Win a Waterfield Switch Cityslicker case or amazing Nintendo Switch games!

  • 2: Miitomo is Dead, Nintendo Gets Sued, & Nintendo Going Mobile

    Episode  |  May 9th, 2018  |  41 mins 17 secs
    12 orbits, animal crossing, death road to canada, fire emblem heroes, gamevice, ikaruga, immortal redneck, labo, light fall, mario kart, mii, miitomo, raging justice, shantae, super chariot, super mario run, the fall, zen pinball

    Nintendo has decided to shut down the Miitomo, Nintendo's first app. Nintendo is getting sued by Gamevice on the claim that the Switch design infringes on their patents. With the death of Miitomo and Nintendo creating a new IP for mobile, James and Michael discuss the future of mobile gaming for Nintendo.

  • 1: Nintendo's New President, Switch Success, E3 Schedule, & Labo Constructed

    Episode  |  May 2nd, 2018  |  49 mins 21 secs
    battle royale, donkey kong, e3, eshop, fortnite, hacked, korg, labo, lichtspeer, light fall, nba playgrounds, pubg, smash bros., splatoon, wolfenstein

    Big news in the Nintendo universe with the announcement that Tatsumi Kimishima will step down as President. A strong 2017 fiscal year thanks to the Switch's success. Nintendo looks to go big at this year's E3 with Super Smash Bros. and Splatoon. James start putting together cardboard with Nintendo Labo and much more.