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Tapestry Translation Reveals Breath of the Wild Backstory

Tapestry Translation Reveals Breath of the Wild Backstory

As we previously announced, not only is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild a Nintendo Switch launch title, but it also comes in three editions: the standard edition, the Special Edition, and the Master Edition. Among other items, the Special and Master Editions of Breath of the Wild include a tapestry. During the Nintendo Treehouse live stream on January 13, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime displayed the tapestry. It included some text in the Hylian/Sheikah language… and some Legend of Zelda fans proved devoted enough to actually translate it into Japanese and then English. Spoiler warning: if you want the full backstory of Breath of the Wild to remain mysterious unt... »

River City Tokyo Rumble – Let’s Play

River City Tokyo Rumble – Let’s Play

Part Join me as I start up River City Tokyo Rumble on the Nintendo 3DS. View the entire playlist here: River City Tokyo Rumble – Playlist Part 2 Part 3 »

Star Fox 64 Now Available on the Wii U Virtual Console

Star Fox 64 Now Available on the Wii U Virtual Console

If you’re a Star Fox fan, it might please you to know there’s a new way for you to play Star Fox 64: on your Wii U. Star Fox 64 is now available on the Wii U Virtual Console. While it might seem strange for popular Nintendo 64 games to reach the Virtual Console this late in the Wii U’s life cycle, it’s still a welcome arrival. Star Fox 64 on the Wii U costs $9.99 and can be played with the Wii U GamePad, Pro Controller, and Classic Controller. (The page also lists Wiimotes as a viable option, but this might be an error. Wiimotes were listed in the past for Nintendo 64 Virtual Console titles by mistake, as a controller was also required.) It also supports off-TV play w... »

Four New Fire Emblem Games Now In Development

Four New Fire Emblem Games Now In Development

Fans went into the Fire Emblem Nintendo Direct expecting news on Fire Emblem Warriors and the Fire Emblem mobile game, but Nintendo also had a few surprises in store. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia   Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia for the Nintendo 3DS is a reimagining of the 1992 game Fire Emblem Gaiden, which was only available in Japan. In additional to traditional Fire Emblem strategy gameplay, it also includes free-roaming gameplay and dungeons to explore. Amiibo figures of the game’s two protagonists, Alm and Celica, will also be available together on the same day the game launches, May 19. Fire Emblem for Nintendo Switch The second big surprise was that a N... »

No More Heroes, Skyrim, and Sonic for the Nintendo Switch

No More Heroes, Skyrim, and Sonic for the Nintendo Switch

After the Nintendo Switch reveal trailer prominently featured Skyrim and Bethesda was confirmed as a partner, it was widely anticipated that Skyrim: Special Edition would be coming to the Nintendo Switch. Now the news is finally official: the open-world RPG Skyrim Special Edition is planned for the Nintendo Switch, although no release date has been given yet. Meanwhile, the upcoming game in Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog series, Sonic Mania, has also been confirmed for the Nintendo Switch. And in an exciting surprise, a new No More Heroes game is also coming to the Nintendo Switch. When No More Heroes developer Grasshopper Manufacture was included among the Nintendo Switch partners, fans ho... »

Three Nintendo Switch Multiplayer Titles Announced

Three Nintendo Switch Multiplayer Titles Announced

For those of you who love playing games with your friends and rivals, three multiplayer games have already been announced for the Nintendo Switch. Two are brand-new IPs, while the third is one you should already be familiar with. 1-2-Switch The first game is designed to make use of the Joy-Con controllers and challenges players to watch each other’s eyes and body movements instead of the screen. Examples include Wild West style shootouts and dancing games. 1-2-Switch will be a Nintendo Switch launch title, available on March 3. ARMS The second multiplayer game also makes strong use of the Joy-Con controllers. It’s called ARMS, and it combines boxing with extendable arms for a uni... »

Project Octopath Traveler and I Am Setsuna Coming to the Switch

Project Octopath Traveler and I Am Setsuna Coming to the Switch

The Nintendo Switch is beginning to look pretty good for JRPG fans, as Square Enix has at least two more RPGs coming to the system. First, announced during the presentation, the team behind the Bravely Default games is working on a new project called Project Octopath Traveler. It looks like it will have turn-based combat, as well as a fairly unique art style. However, no further details have been announced. We look forward to seeing more from this game. In the meantime, the RPG released by Square Enix’s Tokyo RPG Factory in 2016, I Am Setsuna, has also been confirmed for a Nintendo Switch release. I Am Setsuna will be a Nintendo Switch launch title in Japan, and a March release in the ... »

Go! Go! Kokopolo 3D Revived for 2017

Go! Go! Kokopolo 3D Revived for 2017

Go! Go! Kokopolo – Harmonious Forest Revenge was an action puzzle game developed by Tanukii Studios Limited and released for DSiWare in 2011. It saw a favorable reception, although unfortunately it was removed from the eShop in 2014. In 2012, Circle Entertainment announced a sequel for the 3DS, Go! Go! Kokopolo 3D: Space Recipe for Disaster. It is supposed to be an 80-stage action puzzle game starring Kokopolo, Tatsumo, and Jinbe on a quest to complete a space tablet. Like the original, its puzzle mechanics will focus on being chased. Your goal is to make enemies chase you and then lead them to dangerous areas where they’ll be defeated. Unfortunately, despite an intended eShop re... »

Xenoblade 2 Announced for the Nintendo Switch

Xenoblade 2 Announced for the Nintendo Switch

Leading up to the Nintendo Switch event, we heard plenty of rumors that Monolith Soft was working on a new JRPG for the Nintendo Switch, and those rumors proved to be true. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is coming to the Nintendo Switch at an unspecified date. Although many players (including me) anticipated an announcement of Xenoblade Chronicles X 2, a sequel to the science fiction open-world game released for the Wii U, this appears instead to be a sequel to the original Xenoblade Chronicles for the Wii and the New Nintendo 3DS. A sequel to the original Xenoblade Chronicles? This could be quite interesting. What do you expect to see from Monolith Soft’s newest title? »

Fire Emblem Warriors, Dragon Quest Heroes I & II Announced

Fire Emblem Warriors, Dragon Quest Heroes I & II Announced

Our speculation about the rumored Nintendo-themed musou game proved to be correct. One of the Nintendo crossovers we’d love to see is actually being made for the Nintendo Switch: Fire Emblem Warriors. They’ve revealed almost nothing about Fire Emblem Warriors so far, except that it exists and will be available during the holiday 2017 season. We look forward to seeing how the Fire Emblem and Warriors styles will mix. However, this isn’t the only Warriors-style hack-and-slash game coming to the Nintendo Switch. One–or rather, two–more can be anticipated as well. Dragon Quest Heroes I & II, which includes both Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and... »

New Shin Megami Tensei Game Coming to the Nintendo Switch

New Shin Megami Tensei Game Coming to the Nintendo Switch

2017 is the 25th anniversary of the Shin Megami Tensei series, and Atlus has a new Shin Megami Tensei game in development for the Nintendo Switch. This game is still early in development. As a result, all they were able to share was a brief trailer that give a glimpse of the game, which runs on Unreal Engine 4. Nevertheless, even this quick glimpse is exciting. The most recent game in Atlus’s mature JRPG series was Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, which came out for the Nintendo 3DS in 2016. According to the official site, a new Shin Megami Tensei 3DS game is also in development. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more about these intriguing titles. »

Super Mario Odyssey Announced for the Nintendo Switch

Super Mario Odyssey Announced for the Nintendo Switch

When the Nintendo Switch was revealed, we caught a glimpse of a Mario game that looked as though it followed the style of Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine. Our hopes and dreams were answered, as Nintendo has announced Super Mario Odyssey for the Nintendo Switch. Still, nothing could have prepared us to watch Mario run around what appears to be a very Earth-like world, as well as other worlds more in keeping with the series’ usual style. Super Mario Odyssey take Mario out of the Mushroom Kingdom and sends him on a journey across mysterious new worlds. It looks as though this game will have a variety of unique and colorful worlds to explore, in a game that truly follows the styles... »

 

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