News: Reggie Fils-Aime Talks Digital Purchases, Switch Availability, & Mother 3

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 13:  In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime debuts the groundbreaking Nintendo Switch at a press event in New York on Jan. 13, 2017. Launching in March 3, 2017,  Nintendo Switch combines the power of a home console with the mobility of a handheld. It's a new era in gaming that delivers entirely new ways to play wherever and whenever people want. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Nintendo of America) *** Local Caption *** Reggie Fils-Aime
Monday, January 16, 2017

Talking to the Big Cheese

Nintendo of America's Reggie Fils-Aime had some reassuring things to say about the upcoming Switch console in an interview with Wired's Chris Kholer. He spoke hints of transferring your digital purchases from Wii U (3DS) Virtual Console, how the Switch will be readily available at launch, and Mother 3. The Nintendo Switch would mark the third...

News: Upcoming Fire Emblem Direct Will Air On January 18th (UPDATED)

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Friday, January 13, 2017

What could it be?

Update, January 17th: Nintendo has confirmed that the Fire Emblem Direct will air January 18th at 5 PM ET/2 PM Pacific. The contents of the Direct will center around the upcoming Fire Emblem mobile app after all, but there may be something more present. The source code of the official Nintendo Switch website mentions a "Fire Emblem Fates:...

News: Nintendo Shares North American Switch Line-Up

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Friday, January 13, 2017

5 games on Day 1

In the midst of today's Switch news, Nintendo of America tweeted out the games players can expect across 2017, including the launch line-up. It would appear that five games will be available alongside the Switch on March 3rd, including Breath of the Wild and Nintendo's broad audience title...

News: Miiverse And StreetPass Will Not Switch Over To The Switch

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Left behind

It has been confirmed that fellow hardware features Miiverse and StreetPass will not make the journey to Nintendo Switch. This comes from GamesBeat in speaking to David Young, Nintendo of America’s assistant manager of public relations, who says, "I can answer that we’re not going to be using Miiverse for Nintendo Switch." The 3DS's...

News: Bowser Demonstrates Switch’s Parental Control App In Adorable Video

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Think of the children

In addition to an app that works in tandem with the Switch's online service, Nintendo will be rolling out an app with Switch-specific Parental Controls. The company has uploaded a new video featuring Bowser and Bowser Jr. to demonstrate its features. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03bAayBtcb0 The forthcoming app will let parents set their...

News: Here’s How Much Switch Accessories Will Cost You

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Sticker Shock

Nintendo has confirmed the suggested pricing on a number of Switch accessories and controllers, with prices ranging upwards of $50 all the way to $90. The Joy-Con controllers on their own are $49.99 USD each, while a bundle that includes both left and right Joy-Cons will run $79.99 USD. Multiple color options, including blue, red, and a mix of...

Features: Analyzing Our Nintendo Switch Presentation Predictions

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Friday, January 13, 2017

How accurate were we?

The Switch Presentation has come and gone, and with it comes the time to fact check ourselves. We published a predictions piece prior to the event on January 12th, and in looking back, it was mostly accurate. Here's how the whole event stacks up to our modest expectations, with the Switch Presentation embedded below for a...

News: Nintendo Switch Has Over 80 Third Party Games In Development

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Off to a good start

Nintendo used a portion of their Switch console to highlight their third party relations. The company confirmed that third parties have over 80 games currently in development. Among the highlights: In celebration of the series' 25th anniversary, Atlus has a brand-new Shin Megami Tensei coming to the Switch, powered by Unreal Engine 4....

News: Fire Emblem Meets Musou In Upcoming Crossover

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Fire Emblem Warriors

As promised in rumors, Tecmo Koei's Omega Force is bringing Nintendo fans a new crossover game in the form of Fire Emblem Warriors. All that was offered was a brief teaser trailer that showed little to nothing. No release date was...

News: Monolith Soft’s New Game Revealed As Xenoblade 2

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Friday, January 13, 2017

A sequel of sorts

https://youtu.be/A_ouXdC19Tk Monolith Soft's new project was announced at the Switch presentation, simply entitled Xenoblade 2. Whether it is a sequel to 2010's Xenoblade Chronicles or 2015's Xenoblade Chronicles X is up for discussion. Nothing else is known about the game beyond the nebulous teaser trailer. No release date was...