Nintendo Time Portal: Issue 5
Welcome back once again to Nintendo Time Portal, where we take a look at some of the Nintendo anniversaries we can celebrate this week. Let’s see what this week was like in Nintendo history…
February 26 – The Nintendo 3DS is released.
Although other regions wouldn’t see it until March, February 26, 2011 was the Japanese launch date of the original 3DS. This handheld system proved to be a huge success, has seen multiple other versions (such as the 2DS and New Nintendo 3DS), and is still being supported this year.
February 27 – Pokémon is released… and re-released!
February 27, 1996 is the date the Pokémon series got started with the release of Pokémon Red and Green in Japan. Twenty years later, Nintendo celebrated this anniversary by releasing the first generation Pokémon games on the 3DS Virtual Console on the same date.
March 1 – Mega Man 10 is released.
On March 1, 2010, the tenth mainline Mega Man game was released as a WiiWare title. It would not be released in a physical format until Mega Man Legacy Collection 2, and despite a fairly positive reception, we wouldn’t see another mainline Mega Man game until the announcement of Mega Man 11 for 2018.
March 3 – The Nintendo Switch is released.
And of course, we can’t end this edition of the Nintendo Time Portal without remembering that this Saturday is the first anniversary of the Nintendo Switch, the latest (and quite successful) Nintendo console!
These are only a few of this week’s anniversaries. Which are your favorites?