News: Super Mario Odyssey Brings Mario To Unknown Worlds

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Bigger and bolder

A brand-new 3D Mario game was announced by Nintendo entitled Super Mario Odyssey. It marks a return to the more open style of 3D Mario platforming seen in Super Mario 64. The new game takes Mario to many new worlds, including the real world, a Mexico-inspired realm, and more. It was previously seen in the Switch reveal trailer back in...

News: Splatoon 2 Is Real At Last, Not A Simple Port

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Friday, January 13, 2017

A for-real sequel

Splatoon is coming to the Switch as a full-on sequel, Splatoon 2. It will launch sometime this summer. https://youtu.be/dzueHKsBi9o Splatoon 2 introduces new weapons, special weapons, and stages. Gyro controls will be possible with the Joy-Cons' gyro motion (aka IR Mode), but you'll be able to play with more traditional controls as...

News: ARMS Announced, Aimed For Hardcore Switch Players

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Punch-Out!! for the new age

Nintendo has announced a new title for the hardcore player base, the cartoony-looking ARMS. It's a boxing-like game that mixes in shooting at a distance. Players hold a Joy-Con in each hand to throw punches via motion. You can also jump around, block, dodge, and other high level techniques. https://youtu.be/xxCbgdn_DM8 ARMS should give...

News: 1 2 Switch Announced, Demonstrates Multiple Uses For Joy-Con Controllers

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Playable without a screen

https://youtu.be/WwXsyhKbMz0 Nintendo has announced a new Switch title aimed at the mainstream audience, entitled 1 2 Switch. It's a two-player party title that makes use of the Joy-Cons and their HD Rumble feature. Described as a game where you "look into another player's eyes" in order to play, 1 2 Switch is being pitched as an...

News: Here Are The Nintendo Switch’s Various Specs

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Including those of the Joy-Cons

Nintendo confirmed multiple aspects about the Switch this evening, from its play modes to various specs. The Switch will feature three play modes. TV Mode is when Switch is used with a TV (via HDMI only), Tabletop Mode is when you play the Switch on the go with Joy-Cons removed, while Handheld Mode has the Joy-Cons attached to the system while...

News: Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Launches With Switch: March 3rd 2017

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Friday, January 13, 2017

At long last!

Fans don't have to wait much longer for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It finally has a release date, and it's the same as the Nintendo Switch: March 3rd, 2017. This brings a four year wait to a close since the original Zelda Wii U announcement back in January 2013. The release date came with a brand-new story trailer that so far...

News: Nintendo Switch Presentation: Here’s The Launch Date And Price

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

The moment is now

Nintendo has formally confirmed tonight that their Switch home console will launch in North America on Friday, March 3rd for $299.99 USD ($399.99 Canadian). This launch date includes Japan, Europe, and other major territories, where it will retail for similar prices, except in Europe where retailers will set their own prices. Nintendo is also...

Opinion: OPINION: Why The Wii U Failed

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

A problem who's origins are complicated and rambling

With the Nintendo Switch on the horizon in March, the book has well and truly closed on its predecessor, the Wii U. With The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild left as its final major release, and Nintendo has outright admitted they no longer manufacture the system. There is little doubt as to why. Despite Nintendo's best intentions, the Wii U...

Features: Predicting The Nintendo Switch Live Stream Event

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

The ol' bait and Switch

The moment is night: the Nintendo Switch live event is happening in a matter of hours, tonight at 11 PM Eastern/8 PM Pacific. With a live stream featuring Nintendo CEO Tatsumi Kimishima and 55 minutes to spare, anything could happen. That said, we've had months of rumors and speculation building up to tonight, shaping our hopes and expectations...

News: Nintendo Download Highlights For January 12th

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

MaXimum Overdrive

Another week, another eShop update with a teeny, tiny list of games. This week is highlighted by F-Zero X from the Nintendo 64, a re-release marred last fall in Europe by a control stick dead zone issue (now patched). This also marks the last update prior to tonight's major Switch announcements, so look out for that news. And remember to check out...