News: EA Confirms Custom-Built FIFA 18 Coming To Nintendo Switch

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Not last year's edition, anyway

Publisher EA has confirmed that it is bringing FIFA 18 to the upcoming Nintendo Switch. Speaking with Gamereactor, EA's Peter Moore said, " are custom-building a FIFA version for the Nintendo Switch," due out later this year, launching alongside all other versions. Peter Moore further elaborated on the custom-built nature of the port, as it...

News: Feel The Love With Pokemon Go Valentines Event

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Too much pink

A new Pokemon Go event has begun, this one centered around the upcoming Valentines Day. From now until February 15th, players will see an increase in the number of "pink" Pokemon, double the candy, and lures will last six hours instead of an hour. Per Niantic's official blog: From February 8, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. PST to February 15, 2017 at 11:00...

News: Switch Superbowl Ad Nets Positive Interest, Hits 3.6 Million Views Online

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

A huge effort

Amid the 51st Super Bowl that aired on February 5th, Nintendo aired their much-vaunted first commerical for the Nintendo Switch in North America. Based on data collected by Ace Metrix, the Switch commercial had a positive impact among the viewing audience. For reference, here again is Nintendo's 30 second "Switch & Play" spot, which cost an...

News: Fire Emblem Heroes Downloads Top 2 Million, Generates $2.9 Million

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

A Gatcha monster

Fire Emblem Heroes, Nintendo's third mobile app release, has generated $2.9 million in revenue in its first 24 hours, and seen over 2 million downloads worldwide in the same time. As verified by tracking site Sensor Tower, this places it behind Super Mario Run and Pokemon Go in the same categories. Pokemon Go saw a significant $10.2 million on...

News: Yooka-Laylee Goes Gold, Switch Release Is Digital Only

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Launches on other platforms April 11th

The long-awaited Kickstarter success Yoo-Ka Laylee has finally gone gold, and a Switch version is not far behind. With the previously promised (and definitive) Wii U version cancelled, Kickstarter backers will have several options to chose from. Playtonic's Kickstarter page outlines these options, also confirming that the Switch port will be...

News: Wii U Tech Demo Project Giant Robot Finally Cancelled

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Quelle Surprise

Nintendo has formally cancelled Giant Project Robot for Wii U. The tech demo originally introduced at E3 2014 has spent year after year on the release schedule as a 'TBD' release, but never went beyond tech demo form. The company issued a statement to Polygon, explaining, "we made this decision after considering our overall product and development...

News: Nintendo’s Tatsumi Kimishima Is “Considering” A 3DS Successor

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

4DS, anyone?

Nintendo CEO Tatsumi Kimishima has been quoted as considering a future dedicated portable. In speaking to Japanese newspaper Kyoto Shinbun, he said that he still saw a need and market for such a 3DS successor. This does not in any way confirm the existence of a 3DS successor, or refresh,...

News: Nintendo Download Highlights For February 2nd

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Woolly Bully

February kicks off with a healthy dollup of eShop releases. Friday sees the launch not only of a 3DS port of Wii U's Yoshi's Woolly World, but a cute new Poochy amiibo as well. Wii U gets a pair of new TurboGrafix 16 classics, including Bomberman 94 and Gradius. Meanwhile on mobile, Fire Emblem Heroes launches today, a freemium strategy game with...

News: Nintendo CEO Kimishima Outlines Switch’s Online Pricing

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Less expensive than you think

In an interview with Nikkei, Nintendo CEO Tatsumi Kimishima gave an outline for what users can expect to pay for the Switch's online service (translations via Dr. Serkan Toto). The Switch's online features will run from 2-3000 yen annually, or roughly $17.50 to $26.50 USD. This marks the Switch the first Nintendo platform that allows users to pay...

News: Nintendo Switch Bestowed Honor Of Company’s First Super Bowl Ad

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

"You make me a, you make me a believer"

For the first time ever, Nintendo will launch a commercial during the Super Bowl, in particular to promote the upcoming Nintendo Switch. The company's North American branch uploaded a trio of videos today for the campaign, all drawing from a four minute promo. The song used across these ads is Imagine Dragon's Believe. Here's the actual 30...