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Nindies Showcase Set for February 28, No Virtual Console on Switch at Launch

Nindies Showcase Set for February 28, No Virtual Console on Switch at Launch

The Nintendo Switch is almost here, and Nintendo has made some important announcements about what we can expect to see from the eShop at launch. Nindies First, Nintendo is celebrating the Switch’s lineup of indie games with a special showcase. These “Nindie” games will be featured in a video presentation on February 28 at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET. You’ll be able to watch it live right here. Three indie games will be available for the Nintendo Switch when it launches on March 3: Fast RMX, the Switch-exclusive fast-paced racing game Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment, a full expansion game starring the Specter Knight from Shovel Knight Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, the comple... »

3 Nintendo Switch Games You Might Overlook (but Shouldn’t)

3 Nintendo Switch Games You Might Overlook (but Shouldn’t)

Ever since the announcement of the Nintendo Switch, its biggest games have dominated the headlines: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Splatoon 2… but several other games have been announced as well. Here are three worthwhile Nintendo Switch games you might have overlooked. Snipperclips: Cut it Out, Together! Snipperclips is a cooperative puzzle game due out in March. 2-4 players must solve various puzzles by working together to cut shapes out of the characters (Snip and Clip) and interact with the environment. If you like puzzles and want a game to play with your friends, Snipperclips is worth a look. Has-Been Heroes Has-Been Heroes is an action strategy game set for March 28. Y... »

Alan Stone, Nintendo of America Co-Founder, Has Died

Alan Stone, Nintendo of America Co-Founder, Has Died

You might not have heard of Alan Stone, but he played an important role in bringing Nintendo games to us. Sadly, he passed away on Friday, February 17, at the age of 71, after a battle with cancer. In 1981, Alan Stone co-founded Nintendo of America. He was one of the primary people who helped distribute coin co-op games like Donkey Kong and Radar Scope in America. From Nintendo, he moved on to Sega in 1994. For the next decade, he worked as the president and CEO of Sega Enterprises, the arcade division now known as Sega Entertainment. According to his obituary, he continued to work as an executive for other game and tech companies after his time at Sega, including Nanotech Media. For Nintend... »

Tank Troopers 3DS is Awesome! (Awesome Game Series Ep. 3)

Tank Troopers 3DS is Awesome! (Awesome Game Series Ep. 3)

Watch Ep. 3 of our Awesome Game Series! Tank Troopers is definitely worth $7.99 in the Nintendo eShop, even with only local multi-player. The single player content contains hours of gaming fun… and it’s quite challenging. »

5 Recommended Nintendo Switch Accessories

5 Recommended Nintendo Switch Accessories

The Nintendo Switch is almost here! If you’re planning to pick up the Switch when it launches on March 3, here are some Nintendo Switch accessories you might want as well. 1. Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Maybe it’s not quite an “accessory,” but the Pro Controller for the Nintendo Switch is definitely something to keep in mind, especially if you don’t think the Joy-Con controllers look comfortable for extended gameplay sessions. 2. Joy-Con Charging Grip There are plenty of ways to charge your Joy-Con controllers, but if you plan to use the Joy-Con Grip a lot, you might want a way to charge them at the same time. This special charging grip lets you do just that.... »

Several Nintendo Switch Digital Game Sizes Revealed

Several Nintendo Switch Digital Game Sizes Revealed

Thanks to Nintendo Switch game listings from Nintendo of Japan, we now know the sizes of several Nintendo Switch games. If you plan to get most of your Switch games physically, this shouldn’t be an issue, since physical games aren’t installed to the system. If you’re interested in digital Switch games, however, this is definitely something you should pay attention to. Known Nintendo Switch Digital Game Sizes Puyo Puyo Tetris – 1.09 GB I Am Setsuna – 1.4 GB Snipperclips: Cut it Out, Together! – 1.6 GB Nobunaga’s Ambition – 5 GB Disgaea 5 – 5.92 GB Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 7 GB The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 13.4 GB Drag... »

My 5 Hopes for Super Mario Odyssey

My 5 Hopes for Super Mario Odyssey

For me, Super Mario Odyssey is the biggest reason to be excited for the Nintendo Switch. Not only is it a brand new Mario game on Nintendo’s newest console, but it’s a return to the gameplay style of Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine. Nintendo even cites those games specifically when describing Odyssey. As someone who waited through the entire Wii U’s life cycle for a Mario game like Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, or even Super Mario Galaxy, this new game looks like a dream come true. Here are five of my greatest hopes for Super Mario Odyssey. 1. Hub World(s) Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine had plenty of cool worlds, but the castle and Isle Delfino were... »

Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber Now on Wii U Virtual Console

Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber Now on Wii U Virtual Console

The Nintendo 64 isometric real-time strategy RPG Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber is now available on the Wii U Virtual Console in North America. Ogre Battle 64 is the third game in the Ogre Battle series. The first two were Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen and the tactical RPG Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together. This one follows a new graduate of the Ischka Military Academy, Magnus Gallant, as he joins the revolution against the Holy Lodis Empire. It is a direct sequel to the first game and takes place during the same time as Tactics Ogre.   You command a battalion of up to 50 troops, divided into units, and there are six different endings you can get. It is often con... »

Join the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire on March 24-26

Join the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire on March 24-26

Just like Nintendo had fans try out the original Splatoon for the Wii U during special “Global Testfire” demo events, they’re planning to do the same thing for Splatoon 2 on the Nintendo Switch. The Splatoon 2 Global Testfire will give all Nintendo Switch owners 6 chances between March 24 and March 26 to play Splatoon 2 online. The Global Testfire windows are: March 24 at 12:00 PM PT / 3:00 PM ET until 12:59 PM PT / 3:59 PM ET March 24 at 8:00 PM PT / 11:00 PM ET until 8:59 PM PT / 11:59 PM ET Mach 25 at 4:00 AM PT / 7:00 AM ET until 4:59 AM PT / 7:59 AM ET March 25 at 12:00 PM PT / 3:00 PM ET until 12:59 PM PT / 3:59 PM ET March 25 at 8:00 PM PT / 11:00 PM ET until 8:59 PM... »

Tank Troopers – 3DS eShop (Mission: 1-15 )

Tank Troopers – 3DS eShop (Mission: 1-15 )

From todays live stream! Game is out NOW in the 3DS eShop. $7.99 . Download play is available for Local Multi-Player. Up to 6 people can play, 3 vs 3. Single player has 30 missions which vary and ramp up the difficulty based around the unique mechanics of the Tank and your Troopers. »

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC Expansion Pass Announced

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC Expansion Pass Announced

Nintendo surprised Legend of Zelda fans with the announcement of an expansion pass for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This expansion pass includes two DLC packs, as well as a small amount of bonus content that will be available to players immediately. Breath of the Wild DLC 3 new treasure chests in the Great Plateau, which contain an exclusive Nintendo Switch shirt for Link and “useful items” – available on March 3 DLC Pack 1, which contains a new Cave of Trials challenge, a new Hard Mode, and a new map feature – available Summer 2017 DLC Pack 2, which contains new original story content, a new dungeon, and additional challenges – available Holiday 201... »

Learn More About the Characters and Weapons in Arms

Learn More About the Characters and Weapons in Arms

One of the multiplayer games announced by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch is an all-new fighting game called Arms, which features characters battling one another with extendable arms. Nintendo has released two new trailers for Arms. One introduces several of the characters, while the other focuses on different types of Arms. Let’s take a look. This trailer shows us the fighting styles of Spring Man, Ribbon Girl, Ninjara, Master Mummy, and Mechanica, all of whom look fairly distinct. Now let’s check out the other trailer for a look at some of the available Arms. It gives us a look at Fire Punch, Big Punch, Thunder Punch, Boomerang, Revolver, and Salamander. Although they all foll... »

 

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