ARMS has best launch for an unlicensed fighting game in Japan within the past seven years
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Nintendo probably couldn’t have asked for a better debut for ARMS in Japan. The game sold around 100,000 between June 16 and June 18. As a new IP on a system that’s in its early lifecycle, that’s not bad at all.
Some new information really puts into perspective just how well ARMS did. It had the best debut for an unlicensed fighting game in Japan over the past seven years. ARMS beat out the likes of Street Fighter (more than double the sales of Street Fighter V), BlazBlue, The King of Fighters, and Tekken.
Note that due to the nature of the graph (unlicensed), franchises like Dragon Ball and One Piece aren’t represented. Super Smash Bros. also isn’t here, but the graph mainly isn’t focusing on characters from non-fighting games.
Reggie says the 4K audience is “a bit too limited,” talks fan feedback
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Don’t expect Nintendo to pursue 4K gaming anytime soon. While that’s something other console manufacturers are starting to focus on, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime believes that the audience is currently “a bit too limited.”
That’s what Reggie shared with The Verge during an interview last week. He stressed the importance of Nintendo reaching as many people as possible and having them engage and enjoy the company’s various games.
Reggie’s full comments:
“The Nintendo mission is to reach as many consumers as possible and to have them engage and have fun with our [intellectual property]. That’s what we try and do. So inherently, we go for a more mainstream audience. Inherently, we want our products to be affordable. We want our products to be easy to pick up and experience, low learning curve. We want our IP to shine as we deliver these experiences.
Sonic Forces running at 30 FPS on Switch as of now
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Sonic Forces was finally playable at E3 2017 this week. Multiple versions of the game were playable, including Switch.
Sonic Forces seems to hold up pretty well on Nintendo’s console. However, SEGA did make one technical compromise. While other versions will be 60 frames per second, it’ll drop to 30 on Switch.
It’s possible that things may change before the final game ships. Still, a raise to 60 FPS it
Pre-orders open for the Ice Kirby Nendoroid, more photos
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At Wonder Festival earlier this year, we heard about a new Ice Kirby Nendoroid. Pre-orders are now open, and the figure may ship at the very end of the year.
You can reserve the Ice Kirby Nendoroid at the following retailers:
And below are some new photos:
We also may as well mention that the standard Kirby Nendoroid is seeing a reprint. Pre-orders are open for that as well below:
GungHo’s first Switch game will be released in the west, CEO on Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition, more
Posted 9 hours ago by Brian in 3DS, News, Switch | 5 Comments
GungHo Online Entertainment is officially working on a new game for Switch. We don’t know what it is exactly, but the project was teased as an “action game for all ages with a lighter, comical tone.”
GungHo’s Switch title won’t just be for Japan. President and CEO Kazuki Morishita has confirmed plans for the west, and the company may have other titles for the console as well.
Morishita spoke about this and more in an interview with Nintendo Life. Aside from Switch, he touched on Puzzle & Dragons as well as working with Nintendo on Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition.
You can read some comments from Morishita below. The full interview is located here.
Bandai Namco on how Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden came about
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The new fighter Dragon Ball FighterZ has received a great deal of attention since its announcement at E3. However, it’s not the first time that Bandai Namco and Arc System Works are partnering on this sort of game. The two companies worked together on Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden, which came to 3DS in 2015.
With Dragon Ball FighterZ having been revealed, Game Informer spoke with producer Tomoko Hiroki about Extreme Butoden’s origins. When asked why Bandai Namco was interested in working with Arc System Works in the first place, Hiroki explained:
“Because we’ve had games like Super Butoden (a fighting game that released on the Super Nintendo) we’ve had a lot of fans saying, ‘We believe the roots of Dragon Ball [in games] are actually 2D fighting games.’ And we knew that Arc System Works had this pedigree. That’s where we felt their appeal was, and why we’re deciding to work with them.”
Dragon Ball FighterZ is currently not planned for Switch. Hiroki has suggested that it could come to the console with enough fan interest, however.
Video: Nyko shows off its upcoming Switch accessories
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Nyko announced a bunch of new Switch accessories during E3 week. Director of sales and marketing, Chris Arbogast, shows off the lineup below. New chargers, the portable dock, and more are featured.
Fan turns Game Boy Advance SP into a Switch dock
One fan has repurposed an old Game Boy Advance SP into a Switch dock. Alexander Blake, who had a broken system lying around, realized that the dock’s circuit board is basically the size of Nintendo’s old handheld.
All of this was done by removing what was in the GBA SP. Blake then simply transferred the parts inside of a Switch dock. Finally, a hole was carved above and inside the screen so that the port connecting to the Switch would fit and be protected.
Here’s a closer look:
Mario & Rabbids Kingdom Battle Collector’s Edition back up on Amazon Germany, ships to the US
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Amazon Germany has the Mario & Rabbids Kingdom Battle Collector’s Edition back up for pre-order again. You can place an order right here.
In the US, the Mario & Rabbids Kingdom Battle Collector’s Edition is a GameStop exclusive, but it sold out within the first hour of pre-orders going live. Thankfully, Amazon Germany will ship this to the US. Switch is also region-free, so you should be able to play the game without any issues.