From Nintendo’s baffling NES Classic decisions to Nier: Automata’s greatness, there’s lots to discuss on this week’s Kotaku Splitscreen.
We start off with some brief chat about Kirk’s cool Undertale cover (3:37) and some of the games we’ve been playing including Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Dungeon Keeper (10:23). Then, we dig into the week’s news, starting with Nintendo discontinuing the NES Classic (23:44) and selling nearly a million Switches in the United States last month (29:21). We talk about why we’re optimistic for Star Wars Battlefront II’s campaign (34:10) and then Jason disappears so Kirk can talk to Kotaku staffers Mike Fahey and Heather Alexandra about what makes Nier: Automata so rad (42:59). Finally, Kirk and Jason reconvene to talk about The West Wing and answer a listener question (1:00:47).
You can download an MP3 of this week’s episode right here.