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...

News: Netflix Producing Original, ‘Dark’ Castlevania Series, Launches In 2017

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Monday, February 13, 2017

"It's going to be dark, satirical..."

An animated series based on Konami's vampire slaying Castlevania franchise is coming to Netflix. Specifically an adaptation of Castlevania III, the first of a planned four seasons will begin later this year, with a second season on tap for 2018. The whole series is being produced by Frederator Studios of Adventure Time fame, and Warren Ellis will...

News: Skylanders’ 2017 Entry Officially Cancelled

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Concentrating on expansions for Imaginators instead

Activsion has confirmed there will be no new entry for the Skylanders franchise in 2017. In the midst of the company's latest financials, the Skylanders series of console games will be taking the year off, with a new mobile title being the focus instead. For now, new content will continue to be released for Skylanders Imaginators, including a...

News: Nintendo Download Highlights For February 9th

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Let them fight!

The month of love continues unabated with a tidy eShop update. The original Mario Vs. Donkey Kong on Game Boy Advance, the one that kick-started a spin-off series, hits the North American shop, as the rest of the line up consists of the cross-buy Plantera, a Parascientific Escape sequel, and more. Also out this week on 3DS is an anime adaptation...

News: Nintendo Switch Lacks Internet Browser, Focused On Gaming Instead

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The eShop will be functional on launch day, however

Nintendo hardware since the Wii has offered the inclusion of an internet browser, but not so with the Nintendo Switch. The upcoming hybrid console lacks an internet browser at launch. According to CEO Tatsumi Kimishima, the decision was made to keep the Switch a "dedicated video game platform" instead. "And in terms of the Internet browser, since...

News: ESA: E3 2017 Is Opening Its Doors To Public

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Early-bird tickets go on sale February

If you're a fan of the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo but can't go as a member of the press, the Electronic Software Association has the deal for you. The ESA will be selling Consumer Passes for the upcoming E3 expo in Los Angeles beginning Monday, February 13th. 15,000 tickets will be sold, but an allotment of 'early bird' passes will be...