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Nintendo kills NES Classic in North America

Nintendo told IGN that it will no longer produce the NES Classic Edtion for North America, with the final shipments this month. Nintendo then apologized for it being hard to obtain, but that it wasn't meant to be an "ongoing, long-term prod...   read

 
 
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Nintendo is back to its old, awful tricks again with upcoming amiibo waves

I don't know if Nintendo is trying to ensure the survival of amiibo after the figures started to decline a tad, sales-wise (seeing hundreds of Animal Crossing toys on the shelves not selling was probably not a great feeling), but they'...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Mr. Shifty

Nintendo had a big day yesterday with its Switch and 3DS-filled Nintendo Direct (the latter isn't dead!), and a few of their surprises are arriving today. On Switch you'll find Samurai Shodown IV, Mr. Shifty, Jackbox Party Pack 3, and a dem...   read

 
 
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Senran Kagura is HD jiggling its way onto Nintendo Switch

Along with all of the crazy news and release dates from the recent Nintendo Direct, somehow this announcement fell under the radar. During the Japanese Nintendo Direct, Senran Kagura director Kenichiro Takaki expressed his interest in the s...   read

 
 
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Nintendo just dropped a bunch of 3DS and Switch dates on us

I went into today's Nintendo Direct thinking it would highlight Arms, Splatoon 2, and maybe even a few small news nuggets. The presentation did cover that ground as promised, but it also went over a ton of release dates for upcoming Ninten...   read

 
 
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Splatoon 2 hits Switch this July with a salmon-blasting horde mode

If you're already sold on Splatoon 2, the date to remember is July 21, 2017. Nintendo shared that release date and also a first look at a new mode, Salmon Run, during today's Direct presentation. This is a four-player mode in which players...   read

 
 
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Funky Nintendo fighter Arms hits Switch on June 16

Today's Nintendo Direct has let loose approximately 80 release dates for Nintendo Switch and 3DS games. I'm but one man! Have mercy! That said, one date I'll definitely want to keep track of is June 16, 2017 -- that's when Arms, Nintendo's...   read

 
 
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Next up for amiibo? New Link figures and more Smash Bros. fighters

More Zelda amiibo? Yup, more Zelda amiibo. Nintendo is putting out a trio of Link figures based on Majora's Mask, Twilight Princess, and Skyward Sword, all of which will be available on June 23, 2017. If you've had your fill of that franch...   read

 
 
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Hey! Pikmin heading to 3DS on July 28

Speeding right through today's Nintendo Direct, the company has announced a July 28, 2017 launch for Hey! Pikmin, a game we've seen footage of but didn't have a name for until now. Essentially, it's the standard series formula but reworked ...   read

 
 
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Watch the Splatoon 2 and Arms Nintendo Direct right here

I miss morning Nintendo Directs. I mean, I guess evening broadcasts make sense for the west coast, but even on the east coast a lot of people are still at work at 6PM ET, and some in Europe are going to bed. Scratch that, a lot of west coas...   read

 
 
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Destructoid's top 10 Wii U games (Part 2)

44. That is how many different games were named by Destructoid writers in their top 10 lists. 44 games, of all different genres and types, our writers deemed excellent enough to include in their vote for the Destructoid top 10 games for the...   read

 
 
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Some details have surfaced about Breath of the Wild's latest patch

Nintendo's ludicrously vague patch notes for Breath of the Wild have led fans to start testing out various things to figure out what a "more pleasant game experience" actually means. In the case of patch 1.12, it looks like Link will have t...   read

 
 
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LEGO Worlds debuts in Japan during dismal sales week

Overall video games sales in Japan took a dip this week, and the only significant new release had poor performance. Despite opening in the top 5, LEGO Worlds failed to eclipse even 12,000 sales. The only other new title to rank is a pet gam...   read

 
 
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Nintendo begins paying out piracy bounties for 3DS and Switch vulnerabilities

Late last year, Nintendo partnered with San Francisco security firm HackerOne to attempt to pay out folks who discover vulnerabilities in the 3DS firmware (and subsequently, Switch, after it launched). Although they won't explain what part ...   read

 
 
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The quest to throw a Cucco into Death Mountain in Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Dorkly embarked upon a quest to throw a Cucco into Death Mountain (read: volcano) in Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and the relatively short video is worth checking out if you've ever done something similar. The fact that stuff like this is eve...   read

 
 
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Don't call this Kirby statue a 'round pink ball'

The next gaming statue from First 4 Figures (and the third in the company's Kirby line, following Sword Kirby and Meta Knight) is a determined-looking Fighter Kirby. Ahead of a Q4 2017 release, pre-orders are open for the 13-inch, not-quit...   read

 
 
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(Update) Russian Nintendo store leaks Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Switch bundle

[Update: It seems as if the bundle is Russia-only.] In case you haven't picked up a Switch yet, Nintendo might be helping the stock situation with its first major bundle. It's for none other than Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, an enhanced port that's...   read

 
 
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This new Mario board game looks-a bad

There have been a lot of video games turned board games recently, and some (XCOM, This War of Mine) have turned out okay. But when I first saw Super Mario: Level Up!, I could only shake my head in disappointment. Granted, I haven't read the...   read

 
 
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Destructoid's top 10 Wii U games (Part 1)

There are those who will say the Wii U never stood a chance. With its confusing name, poor marketing, and the lack of a blockbuster Nintendo-developed title at launch, it stood no chance of being the success is forbearer was. That’s w...   read

 
 
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The Super Nintendo is next in line for a visual compendium

Bitmap Books has come out with several well-received visual compendiums before, but this latest one -- an unofficial "visual tribute" to the Super Nintendo and Super Famicom -- is particularly special to me. That's my all-time favorite game...   read

 
 
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Splatoon 2 and Arms to be showcased at Nintendo Direct this Wednesday

The latest Nintendo Direct is coming this Wednesday, April 12 at 6:00pm EST (11:00pm GMT) and will focus on upcoming Switch games Arms and Splatoon 2. Part of the direct will be dedicated to the 3DS as well. You can watch at their webs...   read

 
 
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New mythical Pokemon coming to Sun/Moon

When I picked up Pokémon Moon back in November, I swore to myself that it was going to be the Pokémon game that would finally turn me into a diehard fan. Here we are nearly five months later and I've racked up approx...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Sun and Moon are giving out four Mega Stones

It's once again Mystery Gift time in Pokémon Sun and Moon. The Pokémon Company has several freebies for folks who have transferred in Mawile, Beedrill, Audino, and Medicham from the Pokémon Bank, or for anyone who just ...   read

 
 
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Square Enix says it'll prioritize the Nintendo Switch over the Xbox Scorpio

While publishers like Ubisoft are dragging their feet when it comes to the Switch (the only thing out and on the horizon are old ports), others are going in two feet first. One such company is Square Enix, who announced multiple games durin...   read

 
 
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Splatoon 2's Li'l Judd is too good for this world

Even though I only played a few rounds of Splatoon 2 during the Global Testfire -- enough to get a sense of the similar-feeling sequel with the limited content available -- I felt like the demo was worthwhile. That's due to one thing, and o...   read

 
 



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