News: Four Digital-Only Games Join The Switch’s Launch Day

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

That makes 9 games on day 1

Four digital-only releases have been confirmed to launch alongside the Nintendo Switch on March 3rd. In contrast with Nintendo's previous launch line-up, I am Setsuna and a trio of games from developer Tomorrow Corporation will join the opening salvo of the new console. Square Enix's I am Setsuna was already announced for the Switch after...

News: Pokemon Duel Launches On Western Smart Devices Today

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The app formerly known as Pokemon Comasters

The board game-inspired Pokemon Duel has launched in the west on iOS and Android stores today. This was previously released in Japan last April as Pokemon Co-Masters. A little bit of the board game Go and a whole lot of the long-defunct Pokemon Trading Figure Game, Pokemon Duel has you build a deck of Pokemon figures that must make it to the...

News: Nintendo Reinforces 3DS Commitment With Updated Release Dates

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Including the adorable Pikachu New 3DS XL

Nintendo of America has confirmed a slew of release dates for the 3DS, including dates on Mario Sports Superstars, Tank Troopers, and a new variant of the New 3DS XL. All of this comes just prior to the launch of the Nintendo Switch on March 3rd and shows Nintendo's intent to keep supporting the 3DS audience.   February 24th will...

News: New Details On Pokemon Bank’s Upcoming Update Emerge

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Bring on the classic Pokemon

Nintendo of Hong Kong has confirmed additional information about the update, which promises compatibility with Pokemon Red, Blue, Yellow, and Sun and Moon versions. Pokemon brought over from Red, Blue, and Yellow on Virtual Console will be assigned a random nature and will have a chance of having their Hidden Ability (shown with Mewtwo...

News: Ubisoft Concentrating On Just Dance Instead Of Original IP For Switch

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

"The Switch has been made for Just Dance."

In contrast to their support of the Wii and Wii U, Ubisoft will not be bringing an original property to the Switch, let alone for the launch period. Xavier Poix, the head of Ubisoft's French studios, revealed the rationale behind this strategy in an interview with GamesIndustry.biz. Rather than develop something new, Ubisoft will position their...

News: Switch Lacks A Pack-In Game Due To Pricing Concerns

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Not without my 1-2-Switch

Bucking the trends of Nintendo's last two home consoles, the Switch will not come bundled with a pack-in title. The game that many would consider a shoe-in bundled game, 1-2-Switch, will instead be sold separately for $50. In speaking to GameSpot, Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime offered that this allows consumers to choose what games they want for the...

News: Nintendo Download Highlights For January 19th

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Better Eight Than Never

After a few weeks of famine, the eShop now has a feast-filled week of games. Things kick off with the long-awaited western release of Dragon Quest VIII on the 3DS, a port of the PS2 classic with some added content. Star Fox 64 gives Wii U owners more Star Fox goodness by way of the Virtual Console. An abundance of eShop originals make their...

Features: Everything Announced From The The Fire Emblem Direct

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

New games on 3DS, mobile, and Switch

As promised by Nintendo, the recent Fire Emblem-themed Nintendo Direct brought news of multiple new titles in the franchise. Not limited to the previously-announced mobile release, new Fire Emblem games were confirmed for the Nintendo 3DS and the Switch. Below is an embed of the Direct (if you missed it) and all the announcements with individual...

News: Pokemon Go Generated $950 Million In Revenue For 2016

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The top download for the year

Mobile analyst App Annie reports that Pokemon Go generated an astounding $950 million in revenue across 2016. It was also the most-downloaded app worldwide for the year, on both iOS and Google Play app stores. In raw revenue, only Monster Strike and Clash Royale made more money than Pokemon Go. Pokemon Go's success extends far beyond how much...

News: GameStop Sells Out Of Their Initial Switch Pre-Orders

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Working to get some more

Following the opening of pre-orders on their website Friday, GameStop has officially sold through their initial inventory of Nintendo Switch consoles. While no number of units was given in the press release announcing the news, GameStop's senior VP Bob Puzon proclaims they're working with Nintendo to get more units before launch. “The fact...