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...

News: 80 New Pocket Monsters Coming To Pokemon Go This Week

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

It's a whole new world we live in

Pokemon Go is about to see the inclusion of 80 new Pokemon and a host of refinements. Later this week, an update will drop that introduces 80 Pokemon from Gold and Silver versions, with critters from Chikorita to Hoppip, and Cyndaquil to Marill being popular targets. This also includes the introduction of genders to Pokemon and the...

News: Nintendo: No Concrete Answer On GameCube Virtual Console

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Never say never

In an interview with French site Melty, Nintendo's Yoshiaki Koizumi and Shinya Takahashi were asked about the possibility of GameCube games coming to Virtual Console. While they could not confirm the presence outright, they said that Nintendo is working on something similar. Koizumi: We cannot give a concrete answer, because we have nothing to...

News: Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Gets Season Pass DLC, A Series First

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Both platforms, same content, same price

Nintendo has confirmed the presence of a Season Pass for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Both the Wii U and Switch versions will receive an Expansion Pass on March 3rd for $19.99 USD. The pass itself will be released in two phases, one in the summer and one in fall. https://youtu.be/vbbZslUchyA From March 3rd, players who purchase...

News: Splatoon 2 Gets Global Testfire In Late March, Supports LAN Play & More

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Much new features await Squidlings

Early Switch owners will get a taste of Splatoon 2 before its summer launch in an upcoming Global Testfire. The action kicks off on March 24th and continues each day through the 26th. For Switch owners in North America, here are the exact times Nintendo has laid out: March 24 12-12:59 p.m. PT / 3-3:59 p.m. ET 8-8:59 p.m. PT / 11-11:59...