Created with Sketch.
The Nintendo Village Podcast
61 minutes | Jun 5, 2020
Episode 34 - Rating The Switch
In the last episode of this current run of the Nintendo Village podcast, Gary and Phil take a little extra time to assess where the Switch is at after three years on the market.
31 minutes | May 22, 2020
Episode 33 - Paper Mario & Virtual Console
This week we’re all about the Paper Mario: The Origami King hype! Phil and Gary discuss their thoughts on the new trailer, and then try and come up with the conclusive answer to where is best to play Nintendo’s older games - Switch Online, Virtual Console or Classic Mini?
28 minutes | May 13, 2020
Episode 32 - Nintendo's Financial Briefing
Nintendo have released their end-of-year financial briefing, and there’s some rosy numbers for both Switch and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Phil and Gary discuss those as well as the games they’re looking forward to over the next 12 months. Enjoy!
36 minutes | May 6, 2020
Episode 31 - Streets Of Rage 4
Streets of Rage 4 has arrived and we're BIG fans. Phil discusses his thoughts on the game, whilst Gary has been playing some Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair. Plus, with the 3DS eShop closing down in select territories, we pull together a few must buys before the service disappears for good. Enjoy!
34 minutes | Apr 29, 2020
Episode 30 - Animal Crossing and 3D Platformers
In this week’s episode of the Animal Crossing, err, I mean Nintendo Village Podcast, we’re discussing the arrival of Leif and Redd in New Horizons, and giving our thoughts on what constitutes a great 3D platformer. The genre is undergoing a bit of a renaissance with the likes of Yooka-Laylee, Super Mario Odyssey, A Hat In Time and others arriving recently, so we thought we’d take the time to nail down what makes a great one.
33 minutes | Apr 22, 2020
Episode 29 - Update Central
Nintendo have dropped two major update announcements this week, with a massive expansion of content coming to both Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Super Mario Maker 2. Phil and Gary discuss both, and take a look back at what Super Mario Maker 2 did better than it’s predecessor and why it seemingly didn’t foster a bigger community in spite of its successes.
34 minutes | Apr 15, 2020
Episode 28 - Is There A New Switch On The Way?
We’ve just had an update to the Switch’s firmware and an eagle-eyed dataminer has spotted a reference to a new hardware model within the code. Could the long-rumoured Switch Pro really be in the offing? We discuss that and a few other news stories, as well as our inability to play anything other than Animal Crossing: New Horizons on this latest episode. Enjoy!
33 minutes | Apr 8, 2020
Episode 27 - How Can Animal Crossing Be Improved?
Animal Crossing: New Horizons may be an incredible game, but no game is perfect. So this week, Phil and Gary discuss a few of the minor niggles they have, and their hopes for future updates from Nintendo. Plus we’ve got the usual headline coverage, and some impressions of Ty the Tasmanian Tiger and Totally Reliable Delivery Service. Enjoy!
33 minutes | Apr 1, 2020
Episode 26 - Mario Medley And Mini (Direct)
The Nintendo Direct drought finally came to an end with last week’s Mini presentation, so we dive into our highlights from that, as well as some impressions on the Bravely Default 2 demo. Not only that, but rumour has it Nintendo has a whole host of Mario games headed to Switch this year. Join Phil, Gary and Gawny - making his return to the show - as they discuss which of the rumoured titles they’re most excited for.
31 minutes | Mar 24, 2020
Episode 25 - Deep Cuts & Animal Crossing
Animal Crossing New Horizons is finally here! We have a good ol’ chat about the first major release of the year and how we’re finding life on our islands so far. We also discuss a couple of news items, and in the wake of the Shadowman Remastered announcement, pick a few other deep cuts we’d like to make a comeback.
28 minutes | Mar 18, 2020
Episode 24 - LEGO Super Mario
LEGO Mario is a thing! Phil’s joined by Nathan this week to discuss our reaction to it, as well as what other Nintendo franchises we’d like to see in brick form. Elsewhere, we take a look at the Indie World Presentation and discuss our top picks, and we nerd out a little bit ahead of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons release. Enjoy!
12 minutes | Mar 17, 2020
Special Episode - Indie World Recap - 17 March, 2020
Greetings citizens of Nindie Nation AND residents of the Nintendo Village! Jeff here from the Nindie Nation podcast to provide a brief overview of what was announced and released during today’s Indie World presentation.This podcast covers the NA Indie World presentation specifically. For any differences in announcements, check the write-up at TheNintendoVillage.comLet us know what you thought @VillageNintendo and @NindieNation on Twitter!
32 minutes | Mar 10, 2020
Episode 23 - Does E3 Have A Future?
It’s been a relatively quiet week this week, but with coronavirus cancelling events left right and center, we got to wondering what kind of longer impact it could have on E3. More and more developers are shirking the conference every year. Could a COVID-19 inspired cancellation kill it off for good? Phil and Gary discuss.
37 minutes | Mar 4, 2020
Episode 22 - Happy Third Birthday Switch!
The Switch has turned 3 years old! Phil and Gary have a chat about those first moments with the system, as well as its standout features three years in (we’ll take a look at some of the drawbacks next week). We also have a good ol’ chat about Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and cover some of the week’s news. Enjoy!
41 minutes | Feb 26, 2020
Episode 21 - How Can Nintendo Improve Switch Online?
We’ve been playing a handful of new and upcoming Switch releases this week, so Phil and Gary give their impressions on those games, including SEGA Ages Sonic The Hedgehog 2 and Warface. Plus we chat about the Animal Crossing New Horizons Direct and discuss how Nintendo could improve their Online offering.
35 minutes | Feb 19, 2020
Episode 20 - Where's Our Nintendo Direct?
Nintendo graciously announced an Animal Crossing Direct between our recording and publishing of this episode, god love ‘em. Still, we discussed the sort of things we’d like to see in a general Direct, so it’s still worth listening right?
37 minutes | Feb 12, 2020
Episode 19 - Animal Crossing Hype
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is so close we can taste it, so this week Phil and Gary jump aboard the hype train (well, Phil does at least) and chat about what they’re looking forward to from the latest entry in the series. Elsewhere, there’s the usual news chat, Gary gushes over The Turing Test and Phil laments Skellboy’s missed opportunities. Enjoy!
35 minutes | Feb 7, 2020
Episode 18 - Should Nintendo Worry About Next Gen?
What a crazy week! Phil and Gary are digging through Nintendo’s earnings report and investor Q&A, and discussing whether the big N should be wary of the imminent release of the PS5 and the Xbox Series X.
29 minutes | Jan 29, 2020
Episode 17 - Developers We'd Like To See On Switch
This week Phil and Gary have a chat about which developers they want to see more of on Switch, as well as the usual run through the headlines and some games they’ve been playing!
35 minutes | Jan 22, 2020
Episode 16 - Byleth and Fighters Pass Vol.2
This week Phil and Nathan get all Fire Emblem, with discussions around the fourth wave of DLC and Byleth’s inclusion in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Plus we set out our fantasy picks for Fighters Pass Vol.2 Enjoy!
Terms of Service
Do Not Sell My Personal Information
© Stitcher 2022