News: Nintendo Formally Discontinues Wii U Production Worldwide

Basic Wii U
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
In the midst of their Q3 financials, Nintendo has confirmed that Wii U production has ended on a worldwide scale. This follows various reports and previous statements regarding the Wii U's imminent future. While Nintendo says this today, the last Wii U's were produced around November 2016. Nintendo shipped 800,000 units of Wii U in the 2017...

News: Miis Will Be On Switch But Are No Longer Mandatory

Thursday, January 26, 2017
In contrast to their constant presence on Nintendo platforms since the Wii, the Mii avatars will have a downplayed role on the Switch. Nintendo itself confirmed this in an interview with Kotaku. Miis can still be created for users of the Switch, but the Mii Maker is now an option under Settings rather than having their own dedicated app on the...

News: Here’s An Early Look At Switch Operating System

Thursday, January 26, 2017
With the Nintendo Switch only five weeks away, one point of interest for fans of the console is how its operating system will work. While Nintendo has been mum outside of a single image, developer Nicalis inadvertently slipped an additional look at the Switch's OS, also while teasing their upcoming Switch games. The original Tweet, sent out...

News: 6,000 Pokemon Sun/Moon Players Are Now Banned Online

Thursday, January 26, 2017
The Pokemon Company has confirmed around 6,000 Pokemon Sun and Moon players, or 5,954 to be precise, have been banned from the game's online features due to "altered save data". This ban applies to using ranked online battles, participation in Global Missions, and the Game Sync feature as a whole. Those who have been banned will be hit with the...

News: Nintendo Download Highlights For January 26th

Thursday, January 26, 2017
January 2017 closes out with a particularly small eShop update. This week's line-up consists of a trio of lost Culture Brain classics from the NES and a duo of small eShop downloads for 3DS. Which game will you choose? Wii U Virtual Console Flying Warriors, Culture Brain, $4.99 Little Ninja Brothers, Culture Brain, $4.99 Kung-Fu...

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

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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

Thursday, January 19, 2017
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...