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Nintendo announces 'Summer of Play' tour with demos of upcoming games

In previous years, Nintendo has held a "Play Nintendo" event to showcase upcoming games in a public setting. In addition to being like an E3 that most people can actually visit, the kiosks are full of Nintendo charm and glee while also offe...   read

 
 
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So this is Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, huh?

[Update: Even more assets have appeared on Nintendo World Report. According to these apparent leaked internal materials, the game is planned for an August or September 2017 launch on Nintendo Switch. So much for that "surprise" announcemen...   read

 
 

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One patient Zelda: Breath of the Wild player escorted a Bokoblin for miles

So as most RPG players know (especially MMO goers), enemies typically have a rubber banding range. After reaching a certain distance during a chase said foes will usually cease their pursuit and return to their default staging area. But in ...   read

 
 
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Level 5 is developing for Nintendo Switch

Level 5 CEO Akihiro Hino stated "although I can't reveal the content, we're making game(s) for [the Nintendo Switch]" in a Nikkei Trendy Interview. Japanese language does not differentiate nouns by plurality or singularity, so it's not clea...   read

 
 
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These Pokemon woodblock prints don't come cheap

Video games and woodblock prints are often a winning combination. The U.S. Pokémon Center has begun selling a pair of prints, and at $450 a piece (and with only 50 of each print being produced), we're just gonna have to look. Which, ...   read

 
 
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Skydiving with a Nintendo Switch looks terrifying

This strange but compelling "short action film" by Valera Boluchevsky and Richard Chirkin shows some of the places you can take your Nintendo Switch, up to -- and including! -- while skydiving. I can't say I fully understand the Donkey Kon...   read

 
 
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Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2's Switch port coming West this Fall, Super Pack 4 in June

Although I would prefer another entry in the Budokai series, as that first trilogy played like a goofier Tekken, I'm glad as many people as possible are going to have access to one of the most fun Dragon Ball games in quite some time, Drago...   read

 
 
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Incredible Zelda: Breath of the Wild cheat lets you spawn anything, anywhere

While we've seen people do all kinds of amazing things over the last few months with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, behold, an effective God mode, no longer working within the limitations of mortal men. The Accio Master Code, cre...   read

 
 
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Magikarp finally gets its due in its own game

Although Italy saw a sort of stealth release of Magikarp Jump last week, it's coming to more markets soon, including Japan as of tomorrow. Both Android and iOS will have its own versions, which feature the titular Pokemon in fishing fo...   read

 
 
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Check your email for some bonus My Nintendo points

It's a small thing, but a number of people who are registered with My Nintendo (myself included) have obtained an email asking them to take a survey, which nets you some extra (albeit useless) Platinum Points. Some of it is Switch related, ...   read

 
 


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This Legend of Zelda mecha mashup is delightful

Model artist Khris Ramirez does some fantastic work, but I just had to share this mashup of The Legend of Zelda with the SD Neo Zeong Gundam. I love that Link not only perfectly fits inside, but he's also operating it with hi...   read

 
 
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Nintendo responds to blind fan in braille, proving there's good in the world

While Nintendo does some confoundingly weird things like alienate hundreds of thousands of fans with archaic YouTube practices and the like, they're also known to break corporate character in ways that many other publishers don't. One such ...   read

 
 
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Major Switch Minecraft bug fixed, developers still researching 1080p update

Recently folks have had some issues with the Switch version of Minecraft, most notably the "ghosting" problem where the Home and screenshot buttons would randomly operate without the player's consent. It was a hilarious bug that no doubt ca...   read

 
 
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Thumper on Switch wore me out

[Header Screenshot via Chillybilly's Twitter] When Rez first came out in 2002, I learned a new word from its marketing campaign: Synesthesia. Basically, it means that one of your senses is being triggered by something it normally wouldn't, ...   read

 
 
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The Global Testpunch trial for Arms includes Hoops mode and local multiplayer

Some of you have already taken the time to hop on over to the Nintendo Switch eShop and nab the files for the limited-time Arms demo, but I'm not quite so proactive. I'm only now getting to it, not that there's a rush or anything -- the eve...   read

 
 
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Splatoon 2's Squid Sister prologue just finished, setting the stage for the sequel

The Squid Sisters themed Splatoon 2 prologue has come to a close as of today, as Nintendo just put out the seventh and final chapter leading into the July release of the game. Callie has been missing for a while now, leading to some fa...   read

 
 
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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe gets a semi-substantial patch

Typically when Nintendo patches something, they're trying to eliminate vulnerabilities or add that sweet sweet "stability" into the mix (which is usually code for "we got rid of more vulnerabilities"). Today with update 1.1 for Mario Kart 8...   read

 
 
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Uniqlo has started selling those fan-designed Nintendo shirts

Clothing retailer Uniqlo has teamed up with Nintendo for a line of fan-designed, Miyamoto-approved shirts. We showed you the winning entries earlier this month (it was a contest!), and now the whole lot of 'em are available for purchase onl...   read

 
 
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Here's a look at the Fire Emblem: Echoes Season Pass that costs more than the game

When I first saw the price for Fire Emblem Echoes' season pass I had to do a double take. $45? That's five bucks more than the base game! Alas, it exists, it's here today, and you can buy it. While Nintendo has been pretty upfront about wha...   read

 
 
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Owlboy is flapping on over to the Switch

Nintendo of Japan has released a sizzle reel for some upcoming indie games releasing on the Switch ahead of the BitSummit conference in Kyoto this weekend (BitSummit is a Japanese indie dev gathering). While a lot of the games are stuff we ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo selling empty box for five dollars

After announcing the Nintendo Switch Splatoon 2 bundle, Nintendo figured some people may just want to forget all that game nonsense and just enjoy a nice empty box. Whether you can't afford the bundle, already own a Switch, are an...   read

 
 
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Nintendo censors offensive Mario Kart 8 Deluxe taunt in new patch

Among various adjustments made in yesterday's 1.1 patch for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Nintendo stated "Inkling Girl’s animation has been adjusted." Why? Turns out she was giving the "up yours!" gesture that's akin to the middle finger in p...   read

 
 
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Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2's Switch port releases Fall 2017 in Japan, includes motion controls

Some new details have surfaced about the port of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 to the Switch. Along with the requisite motion controls (you can "perform" a kamehameha) comes ad-hoc co-op play for up to six players, single joy-con  1v1 multip...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Fire Emblem Echoes

It's a big day for the 3DS, as Fire Emblem Echoes, a remake of the second game in the series, is out. Strangely you can also opt to buy the Season Pass, which is $5 more than the $40 retail game. Also on 3DS is Drancia Saga, Mysterious Star...   read

 
 
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Europe is getting a Splatoon 2 Switch bundle and accessories

As mentioned in the UK version of today's Nintendo Direct presentation for Arms, several Splatoon-themed Nintendo Switch accessories and a system bundle are coming to Europe in the near future. While I already ended up nabbing a second P...   read

 
 


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