News: Shovel Knight, Fast RMX Join The Switch Launch Line-Up

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Look at this trove, treasures untold

The Switch's launch line-up gets two new additions as indie games Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove and Fast RMX have been confirmed for March 3rd. This also marks the launch date of Shovel Knght's Specter of Torment DLC expansion, which in turn will be Switch-exclusive for a limited time. It will still launch on Wii U, 3DS, and other platforms in the...

News: Nintendo Download Highlights For February 23rd

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Under the Harvest Moon

This is it, the final week before Nintendo's Switch comes in to claim the title of 'King Console in Town'. Until then, the eShop update has a few new releases of note. They said it couldn't be done, but Natsume's Harvest Moon 64 is finally available on Virtual Console. On the 3DS side, the sole new release is an upgraded port of delisted DSiWare...

News: No Virtual Console Available At Switch Launch

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Some good news for NNID accounts, though

For those who hoped to play classic Virtual Console games at the Switch launch, those games won't be there. As part of a larger press release, Nintendo revealed that the service will be available at a later date. This parallels the Switch's Virtual Console roll-out with that of the Wii U and 3DS, where it too waited a few months before...

News: Harvest Moon 64 Comes To Virtual Console This Week At Last

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Celebrating the series' 20th anniversary

European fans of the Harvest Moon series got a surprise Monday morning when it was confirmed that Harvest Moon 64 would be available in the region for the first time on February 24th, via the Wii U Virtual Console. Today, North America was confirmed to be getting the fan-favorite entry one day prior on the 23rd. Series publisher Natsume...

News: Here’re Your Preliminary Download Sizes For Switch Games

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Get the micro SD cards ready

Prior to the launch of the Switch, a number of game's download file sizes have been confirmed from Nintendo's Japanese site. As every Switch system comes with 32GB of storage space (in reality, 26GB are reserved for the user), the file sizes range from reasonably small to too big for the system alone. One game, Dragon Quest Heroes I - II,...

Features: Nintendo Confirms Switch Units Stolen From Distributor

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Monday, February 20, 2017

The long and strange story

Last week, you may have caught wind of an earlier-than-expected shipment of a Nintendo Switch console to Neogaf user hiphoptherobot. In his words, his unit had arrived from a retailer two weeks in advance of the March 3rd launch. This premature purchase gave the world its first unboxing of the system (in a very straightforward package compared...

News: Switch eShop Purchases Now Tied To User, Not Hardware

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Friday, February 17, 2017

You can't trust the system!

As part of an early leak of the Switch in the hands of YouTube user FloKO'  (via Bjoern the Switchy), it was revealed that eShop purchases will be tied to Nintendo Account users rather than to the hardware. The discovery can be seen below, where a Switch disclaimer notes the following: Your Nintendo Account contains your Nintendo eShop...

News: Pokemon Shuffle Introducing Alola Pokemon In Update

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Do the Alolan Shuffle

The roster of puzzle game Pokemon Shuffle is about to get much bigger with the addition of Pokemon Sun and Moon's Pokemon additions. A future update has been teased on Japanese social media (via Serebii) showing the first look at the Alola Pokemon update for Shuffle, an update for both the 3DS and mobile versions. The game's starters...

News: Nintendo Download Highlights For February 16th

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Tanks a lot!

The middle of the Month of Love has a small, steady eShop update. The highlights include the western release of multiplayer-centric Tank Troopers and the N64 classic Ogre Battle 64. Other highlights not listed below include a Final Fantasy sale to celebrate the series' 30th anniversary and two 3DS Home Themes based on Zelda: Breath of the Wild....

News: Best Buy Locations Hosting Nintendo Switch Midnight Launch March 2nd

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Switching to the next generation

Best Buy has detailed out their midnight launch plans for the incoming Nintendo Switch. Approximately 682 Best Buy locations across the land will hold midnight launch events, with all things Nintendo Switch (console, games, and accessories) going on sale at 12:01 am on March 3rd. For those who don't have a pre-order already, walk-in purchases...