Features: The Lego Movie Producer Wants a Film set in the Nintendo Universe

Diddy Kong Confirmed For Smash Bros. 4
Saturday, February 20, 2016

The Super Smash Bros. of Cinema?

The Lego Movie producer Roy Lee recently announced that he would love to make a movie with Mario, Link, and other Nintendo characters.  Since Lee doesn't have the rights to do so, the project may never come to fruition, but it's an interesting idea all the same.   After all, The Lego Movie was a critical and commercial success and featured...

Features: Re-Releases, Remasters, and Remakes

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Let's get some R and R...and R

With the re-release of Pokémon Red and Blue on Virtual Console just two weeks away, we thought we'd take a look at the distinctions between re-releases, remakes, and remasters, as well as the perks of each category. Re-releases: As the name implies, a re-release is simply the original game released years later on a newer console.  The...

Features: A Balanced Perspective on Developmental Delays

Mr. Miyamoto -- rushed games quote
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hurry up and wait

Following a rumor that Star Fox Zero might be facing another developmental delay, fans are naturally starting to get antsy.  This of course is far from the first time a Nintendo game has been delayed: Zelda: Twilight Princess, the upcoming Zelda game for Wii U, and Pikmin 3 are just three examples.  While the wait is often difficult to...

Features: Why Detective Pikachu: Birth of a New Duo is an Exciting Announcement

Saturday, January 30, 2016

There's a new mouse detective in town, Basil

Earlier this week, Nintendo announced a new eShop game: Detective Pikachu: Birth of a New Duo.  Reaction to this announcement has been mixed, ranging from excitement (over 35,000 fans and counting have already started clamoring for Danny DeVito to voice Detective Pikachu in the English localization) to outright disdain.  This mixed reaction...

Features: Why Mobile Games Could Indeed Save Nintendo

Satoru Iwata, president of Nintendo Co., right, and Isao Moriyasu, president and chief executive officer of DeNA Co., shake hands during a joint news conference in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Nintendo dropped its resistance to using its characters on mobile devices as the maker of Mario and Zelda teams with DeNA to develop new games for smartphones and tablet computers. Photographer: Akio Kon/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Satoru Iwata; Isao Moriyasu
Sunday, January 24, 2016

Smart phone, smart strategy

The response to Nintendo's decision to make mobile phone games has been mixed, to say the least.  After all, as addicting as games like Angry Birds can be, they simply don't have the depth of, say, a Zelda game.  On the other hand, no one can deny Angry Birds' success.  The mobile game has been downloaded over three billion times and has...

Features: Why Nintendo Is Removing a Controversial Conversation From Fire Emblem Fates

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The old localization vs censorship argument

Today, it was revealed that the upcoming western release of Fire Emblem Fates would be chopping out a controversial sequence. Nintendo confirmed to Nintendo World Report that a conversation option involving drugging and gay conversion would be removed as an option. In the version of the game that ships in the U.S. and Europe, there is no...

Features: Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam: The Ingredients in Each Series’ Recipe

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Can you say "Tayce T."?

With the release of Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam now just five days away, we thought it would be fun to look at three elements that make both series--Mario & Luigi and Paper Mario--great. Battle System: Let's kick off this discussion with action commands.  For the unacquainted, action commands are timed button presses which allow Mario...

amiibo: Your Guide to Every Upcoming Amiibo in 2016

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Saturday, January 9, 2016

Nintendo's toys are becoming more ubiquitous than ever

After Nintendo's amiibo line of NFC figures blew up into a fad last year, they'll only keep growing in 2016. This coming year not only sees the Super Smash Bros. line, the first line of amiibo out of the gate in 2014, come to a close, but we'll also see new waves of favorite series (like Animal Crossing) and special stand-alone releases. To help...

Features: Year Walk Video Review

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Nope, I had no clue what this game was either until I played it!

To be quite frank, when Nintendo randomly provided this review copy for me, I had absolutely zero clue what it was... So I delet-err I mean, played...

Features: Always Nintendo Picks Their 2015 Games Of The Year

Splatoon Cat
Sunday, January 3, 2016

There can be only one

Another year with Always Nintendo has gone by, with a brand new 2016 beckoning. Nintendo and their publishing partners (indies too!) gave us a lot to chose from in 2015, be it dystopian adventures or colorful shoot-em-ups. We didn't need a triple-A Nintendo release on the scale of Super Smash Bros. to keep up entertained in a year of Splatoon and...