Features: Everything Announced From The The Fire Emblem Direct

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

New games on 3DS, mobile, and Switch

As promised by Nintendo, the recent Fire Emblem-themed Nintendo Direct brought news of multiple new titles in the franchise. Not limited to the previously-announced mobile release, new Fire Emblem games were confirmed for the Nintendo 3DS and the Switch. Below is an embed of the Direct (if you missed it) and all the announcements with individual...

News: Pokemon Go Generated $950 Million In Revenue For 2016

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The top download for the year

Mobile analyst App Annie reports that Pokemon Go generated an astounding $950 million in revenue across 2016. It was also the most-downloaded app worldwide for the year, on both iOS and Google Play app stores. In raw revenue, only Monster Strike and Clash Royale made more money than Pokemon Go. Pokemon Go's success extends far beyond how much...

News: GameStop Sells Out Of Their Initial Switch Pre-Orders

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Working to get some more

Following the opening of pre-orders on their website Friday, GameStop has officially sold through their initial inventory of Nintendo Switch consoles. While no number of units was given in the press release announcing the news, GameStop's senior VP Bob Puzon proclaims they're working with Nintendo to get more units before launch. “The fact...

News: Reggie Fils-Aime Talks Digital Purchases, Switch Availability, & Mother 3

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 13:  In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime debuts the groundbreaking Nintendo Switch at a press event in New York on Jan. 13, 2017. Launching in March 3, 2017,  Nintendo Switch combines the power of a home console with the mobility of a handheld. It's a new era in gaming that delivers entirely new ways to play wherever and whenever people want. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Nintendo of America) *** Local Caption *** Reggie Fils-Aime
Monday, January 16, 2017

Talking to the Big Cheese

Nintendo of America's Reggie Fils-Aime had some reassuring things to say about the upcoming Switch console in an interview with Wired's Chris Kholer. He spoke hints of transferring your digital purchases from Wii U (3DS) Virtual Console, how the Switch will be readily available at launch, and Mother 3. The Nintendo Switch would mark the third...

News: Upcoming Fire Emblem Direct Will Air On January 18th (UPDATED)

Friday, January 13, 2017

What could it be?

Update, January 17th: Nintendo has confirmed that the Fire Emblem Direct will air January 18th at 5 PM ET/2 PM Pacific. The contents of the Direct will center around the upcoming Fire Emblem mobile app after all, but there may be something more present. The source code of the official Nintendo Switch website mentions a "Fire Emblem Fates:...

News: Nintendo Shares North American Switch Line-Up

Friday, January 13, 2017

5 games on Day 1

In the midst of today's Switch news, Nintendo of America tweeted out the games players can expect across 2017, including the launch line-up. It would appear that five games will be available alongside the Switch on March 3rd, including Breath of the Wild and Nintendo's broad audience title...

News: Miiverse And StreetPass Will Not Switch Over To The Switch

Friday, January 13, 2017

Left behind

It has been confirmed that fellow hardware features Miiverse and StreetPass will not make the journey to Nintendo Switch. This comes from GamesBeat in speaking to David Young, Nintendo of America’s assistant manager of public relations, who says, "I can answer that we’re not going to be using Miiverse for Nintendo Switch." The 3DS's...

News: Bowser Demonstrates Switch’s Parental Control App In Adorable Video

Friday, January 13, 2017

Think of the children

In addition to an app that works in tandem with the Switch's online service, Nintendo will be rolling out an app with Switch-specific Parental Controls. The company has uploaded a new video featuring Bowser and Bowser Jr. to demonstrate its features. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03bAayBtcb0 The forthcoming app will let parents set their...

News: Here’s How Much Switch Accessories Will Cost You

Friday, January 13, 2017

Sticker Shock

Nintendo has confirmed the suggested pricing on a number of Switch accessories and controllers, with prices ranging upwards of $50 all the way to $90. The Joy-Con controllers on their own are $49.99 USD each, while a bundle that includes both left and right Joy-Cons will run $79.99 USD. Multiple color options, including blue, red, and a mix of...

Features: Analyzing Our Nintendo Switch Presentation Predictions

Friday, January 13, 2017

How accurate were we?

The Switch Presentation has come and gone, and with it comes the time to fact check ourselves. We published a predictions piece prior to the event on January 12th, and in looking back, it was mostly accurate. Here's how the whole event stacks up to our modest expectations, with the Switch Presentation embedded below for a...