News: Nintendo Switch Sells 81k In UK Over Opening Weekend

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Breath of the Wild charts at #2

The Switch is off to a good start in the UK market, selling 81,000 units in its first weekend. According to MVC, this is double the opening week sales of the Wii U, which moved 40,000 units back in November 2012. However, a number of other platforms still sold more than the Switch in the same time frame, including the original Wii and the...

News: Switch Day One Update Brings Back Friend Codes

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

The quirks and perks of updating a Switch

The Nintendo Switch's Day One update is finally here, and among other things, it brings back the Friend Code system to add online friends. Taking up 12 digit codes, these Friend Codes are a way to exchange identities for online play. You're not limited to Friend Codes only, as you can also add friends locally or if you've matched up with them...

News: 20th Pokemon Movie’s Trailer Recreates Anime’s First Episode

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

When Ash met Pikachu

The 20th Pokemon movie is coming in hot with its first full trailer. The trailer first aired on Japanese program Oha Star Thursday morning, recreating moments from the Pokemon anime series' first episode, when Ash first met Pikachu. https://youtu.be/e-aWlbgRjIM If you're wondering what the characters and narrator are saying, here's a full...

News: Nintendo Download Highlights For March 2nd

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Take my breath away

Friday, March 3rd marks the end of one era and the dawning of an all-important new era. The Wii U's final first party release is also the premier title of Nintendo's all-new console, the Nintendo Switch. After four years of feverish anticipation, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is finally here. The Switch launch line-up continues with...

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

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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

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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...

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

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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. https://youtu.be/5OhOUAMmiLY VOEZ is a...

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

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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

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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

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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...