Nintendo Voice Chat

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Just hours after last week's episode was recorded, Nintendo dropped a ton of news in the latest Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase. Hear Casey's reactions to Monster Hunter Rise and Monster Hunter Stories 2, plus discussion on all the other big announcements from the Direct, including why we're loving Hades on Switch. Then, Nintendo ended production on the 3DS, so to honor the end of Nintendo's beloved handheld, the panel picks their top three 3DS games.

This episode was recorded before Nintendo dropped Kirby Fighters 2 on the Switch eShop.


  • 00:00:00 Welcome!
  • 00:01:20 Monster Hunter and the Nintendo Direct Mini
  • 00:24:30 Remembering the 3DS
  • 00:38:30 More news!
  • 00:53:47 Games out this week
  • 00:57:05 What we're playing
  • 01:05:10 Question Block!

Games out this week:

  • Unrailed! - 9/23, $20
  • RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Complete Edition - 9/24, $30
  • Rivals of Aether - 9/24, $30
  • Going Under - 9/24, $20
  • Lost Ember - 9/24, $30

What we're playing:

  • Casey: Nexomon: Extinction
  • Brian: Super Mario 64, Hades
  • Zach: Super Mario Sunshine, Hades
  • Tom: Hades, Inertial Drift
Direct download: NVC_527.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to a Mario-filled episode of Nintendo Voice Chat! Super Mario 3D All-Stars releases this week, and Casey DeFreitas is joined by Peer Schneider, Zach Ryan, and Ryan McCaffrey to discuss the new collection on Switch. Plus, Super Mario's official 35th anniversary happened over the weekend, and to celebrate, the panel shares their picks for the best Super Mario game of all time. Plus, hear about the new Nintendo Switch Online games, and more.

Note: This episode was recorded before the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase that aired Thursday morning. Rest assured -- Casey is very excited about Monster Hunter!


  • 00:00:00 Welcome!
  • 00:01:17 Super Mario 3D All-Stars discussion
  • 00:22:34 Super Mario's 35th Anniversary
  • 00:29:05 What is the best Mario game?
  • 00:41:33 More news!
  • 00:50:43 What we're playing
  • 00:54:10 Question Block
Direct download: NVC_526.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Nintendo did it again, dropping another huge surprise announcement on us this week! Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is a new Warriors game that takes place 100 years before the events of Breath of the Wild, and the NVC crew is here to share their reactions to this reveal. Plus, hear what Eiji Aonuma had to say about Breath of the Wild 2's development. Then, the panel discusses the limited availability of Super Mario 3D All-Stars, a Nintendo patent that hints at a new Joy-Con, and much more.


  • 00:00:00 Welcome!
  • 00:00:53 Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity discussion
  • 00:21:30 The limited release for Super Mario 3D All-Stars
  • 00:36:29 More news!
  • 00:43:08 (Brief) Games out this week
  • 00:43:57 What we're playing
  • 00:53:47 Question Block!
Direct download: NVC_525.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This episode was recorded before the huge Mario news dropped -- for more on Nintendo's 35th anniversary plans for Super Mario, check out episode 524.5 of Nintendo Voice Chat! 

On this episode of NVC, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Peer Schneider and Zach Ryan to talk about all of the Switch announcements from Gamescom 2020. Plus, the panel each picks something they want to change about the Switch, and they take a listen to your submissions about what you want to see Nintendo change.


  • 00:00:00 Welcome! Gamescom news
  • 00:14:00 What we would change about the Switch
  • 00:28:30 Nintendo Direct drought…
  • 00:38:37 Games out this week
  • 00:43:18 What we're playing
  • 00:51:38 Question Block!

Games out this week:

  • Ary and the Secret of Seasons - 9/1, $40
  • Good Pizza, Great Pizza - 9/3, $8
  • Spinch - 9/3, $15
  • Paradise Killer - 9/4, $20
  • NBA 2K21 - 9/4, $60
  • Lair of the Clockwork God - 9/4, $20
  • Here be Dragons - 9/3 - $17.99
Direct download: NVC_524.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

It has finally happened! Nintendo revealed the long-rumored Super Mario 3D All-Stars collection for Nintendo Switch. Join Zach Ryan, Casey DeFreitas, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano for some in-depth reactions to the surprise Mario Nintendo Direct. Hear about Super Mario 3D World coming to Switch, the new AR Mario Kart game, the Super Mario Bros. Battle Royale, and much more!

For even more Nintendo Voice Chat, check out this week's episode we recorded before the huge Mario news, NVC 524. That episode drops on 9/3 at 3 p.m. Pacific Time. Get the thing!


  • 00:00:00 Welcome!
  • 00:02:20 The Mario Game & Watch
  • 00:07:50 Super Mario 3D World is back!
  • 00:14:20 Super Mario 35 is a battle royale
  • 00:18:43 Mario Kart Live Home Circuit
  • 00:25:15 Super Mario 3D All-Stars is real!
Direct download: Get_the_Thing.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 3:13pm EST