News: Breath of the Wild’s Prototype Resembled The Original Zelda

Thursday, March 2, 2017

A link to the past

It would seem that the developers of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild started with a prototype resembling the original, 8-bit Zelda from the NES. Nintendo of America has shared a series of tweets covering a Game Developers Conference (GDC) panel about the making of Breath of the Wild, including abandoned concepts and the prototype in question....

News: Nintendo Offers First Look At Switch eShop

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Mere days before launch

Two days before the worldwide launch of the Switch, Nintendo has released a trailer showing the system's eShop in action. It reconfirms that the Switch's News app, already on the system's OS pre-patch, will have various announcements and instructions for new users, but also shows updates and new releases available when waking the system from sleep...

Features: Here’s Everything From The Switch Nindies Broadcast

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Lots of indies going on around here

In case you missed it, Nintendo just aired their Nindies Showcase just ahead of the Switch launch on Friday. The de-facto Nintendo Direct brought a battery of independent games; some that are new, some previously announced, and some indies that have timed exclusivity for the hybrid console. The broadcast is right below, followed by all pertinent...

News: Introducing VOEZ, A Switch Game That Is Portable-Only (UPDATED)

Monday, February 27, 2017

Portable Mode or nothing

The upcoming VOEZ from Flyhigh Works, will be the first Switch game that can only be played in Portable Mode with playing on the TV not possible. Up till now, the Switch's touch screen has been used in limited fashion. VOEZ will be the first game to exclusively use the touch screen for its controls. VOEZ is a...

News: Here’s What To Expect From Switch’s Day One Patch

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Unlock to the key to online features

When the Nintendo Switch launches this coming Friday, users will be expected to download a Day One update. Much like the Wii U before it, this patch will unlock the console's eShop and additional online-dependent features. For all specifics, here's what is promised to be included with the update, as relayed by Nintendo Everything. As previously...

News: eShop Exclusive Snipperclips Joins Worldwide Switch Launch

Friday, February 24, 2017

Only Europe gets a special Joy-Con bundle with the game

Making an about-face from its nebulous "March" release window, Nintendo has confirmed that Snipperclips - Cut it Up Together will be launching with the Switch on March 3rd. This goes for all regions, from Europe to Japan and North America. Players will be paying the equivalent of $19.99 USD for the downloadable Switch-exclusive. European Switch...

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

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

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

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: At Long Last, Harvest Moon 64 Comes To Wii U Virtual Console This Week

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...