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September 20, 2019
With the release of the Nintendo Switch version of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, you can once more jump on Goombas while wearing green clothing!  Wart (ahem, "Mamu"), Shy Guys, Pokey, Goombas, Piranha Plants, and more guest star in this top-down remake!  (Let's just hope we can still slay Kirby...)  The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is out right now, on the Switch.
September 4, 2019
If you have an active Switch Online account, you'll be able to play a slew of SNES titles starting September 5th.  Super Mario World, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, and Super Mario Kart will be playable online, with voice chat, freely available to anyone with an active Switch Online account.  In addition, you'll be able to purchase SNES-style wireless controllers as well, for $29.99 each.

Mario titles aren't the only SNES games being added to the Switch tomorrow; the full roster of SNES games includes The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Metroid, Stunt Race FX, Kirby's Dream Land 3, Star Fox, F-Zero, Pilotwings, Kirby's Dream Course, and third party titles such as Brawl Brothers, Breath of Fire, Demon's Crest, Joe and Mac 2, Super E.D.F., Super Ghouls'n Ghosts, Super Puyo Puyo 2, Super Soccer, and Super Tennis.
July 10, 2019
If you're a Nintendo Online subscriber, you'll gain access to two more NES titles later this month: Donkey Kong 3 and Wrecking Crew come to the Nintendo Switch on July 17th, along with the ability to rewind your NES games.

Donkey Kong 3 is best remembered as the Donkey Kong sequel that didn't include Mario, or traditional Donkey Kong gameplay.  It's more of a shooter than anything else -- you control Stanley, shooting clouds of pesticide at the killer bugs Donkey Kong is sending down your way.  Spray DK's simian behind until he falls from... the roof of your greenhouse.  Truly, the Donkey Kong game everyone was waiting for back in the early 80s!

Wrecking Crew is notable for being one of the earliest "Mario" spinoff games, with the arcade version debuting before the release of Super Mario Bros.!  As Mario and/or Luigi, smash down the walls of the building and avoid the creepy monsters running all over the place.  Like all of the greatest Mario games ... you can't jump.  You can create your own levels, however!  Watch out for Foreman Spike ("Blackie" in Japan), and look out for the Golden Hammer -- star of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Source: Nintendo YouTube Channel: Nintendo Entertainment System - July Game Updates - Nintendo Switch Online
April 25, 2019
A closed beta for the smartphone-based Mario Kart Tour was announced on the official website. The beta test will run from May 22 through June 4 and is limited to Android phones in Japan and the US.

Applications are available now and close on May 7. To sign up, users must apply on the game's website using an Android phone with a Nintendo Account that is linked to a Gmail account that is also linked to Google Play.

The test is limited and if the number of applications exceeds the maximum number of participants, users will be selected at random.

Link: Mario Kart Tour website
February 13, 2019
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is being remade for the Nintendo Switch -- complete with Goombas!  More information to come in the future.

Source: Nintendo Direct 2-13-2019
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