Nintendo Time Portal: Issue 18

Nintendo Time Portal: Issue 18

Welcome to the 18th issue of the Nintendo Time Portal, where we take a look back at the video game anniversaries we celebrate this week. What are some of the Nintendo games that came out this week in video game history? Let’s take a look…

May 27 – Dragon Quest begins.

The Dragon Quest series has been around for quite a while, ever since the original Dragon Quest launched in Japan on May 27, 1986. It established the basic template for what we now call JRPGs, and the series has become quite popular. Now we’re waiting for news on the Switch version of Dragon Quest XI…

May 28, 29, and 30 – Splatoon is released.

Splatoon got its start three years ago, on May 28, 2015 in Japan, May 29 in North America and Europe, and May 30 in Australasia. It proved to be a popular multiplayer game and has since received a sequel.

May 30 – Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days is released in Japan.

Several Kingdom Hearts games have appeared on Nintendo platforms, including Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days for the DS, which first came out in Japan on May 30, 2009. It made little use of the touchscreen, so it would play similarly to previous games in the series, but it used a mission-based system instead of the traditional Kingdom Hearts formula.

June 2 – Shantae is released.

The original Shantae came out for the Game Boy Color on June 2, 2002. It was somewhat overlooked due to the Game Boy Advance already being out, but it has since gained more recognition, especially with the continuation of the series across three sequels.

In Conclusion

These are three of the many anniversaries we celebrate this week. Which are your favorites?

Samantha is a published horror and fantasy writer, a professional freelance writer, and a longtime gamer. As a result, writing about games is one of her favorite activities. She likes a wide range of genres, especially RPGs, survival horror, and visual novels. More information can be found at her website:

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