Video: Reggie chats about Switch… and says Link is hot
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime stopped by CBS This Morning to promote Switch and chat about the new platform. For the most part, we’ve heard the questions and answers in previous interviews.
At one point, one of the show’s hosts brings up how Link is hot, which Reggie says is true. He then says that there are more girl gamers out there, and Nintendo takes pride in leading the way on that front. Switch is also intended to appeal to a wide demographic – anyone from the age of 5 to 95, Reggie said.
Here’s the full interview:
Reggie on Switch – Joy-Con connectivity and dock scratching issues, standalone dock
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Yesterday, TIME posted a new interview with Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime. Reggie was finally asked about two concerns surrounding Switch – issues with the Joy-Con syncing and the dock scratching the screen. Aside from that, he also commented on availability for the standalone dock.
Read Reggie’s statements about these topics below. For the full interview, head on over to TIME here.
SEGA reveals Green Hill Zone Act 2 and new boss for Sonic Mania
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SEGA has pulled back the curtain on a new Act and boss included in Sonic Mania.
Here’s the full rundown:
“Green Hill Zone Act 2 presents an all-new area exclusive to Sonic Mania, expanding upon the tropical setting of Act 1, now with new mechanics, obstacles, and secrets to uncover. You like fire, right? Now you can use it to burn log bridges and collect rings and power-ups! Green Hill Zone Act 2’s boss is also notably different from the original, but we won’t be spoiling that yet.
Also revealed today is the first in a series of new bosses, called the “Hard-Boiled Heavies”. These unique foes are part of Eggman’s new arsenal, each equipped with special skills designed to make a blue hedgehog’s life much harder.
The first of these, “Heavy Gunner”, will appear at the end of the Hollywood-inspired Studiopolis Act 1, and is a large, decorated robot who can take to the sky with his helicopter. Heavy Gunner is armed with a powerful rocket launcher that he uses to discourage “speeding”. (Sources from Studiopolis confirm this method is, generally, highly effective.)”
Fans who are attending PAX East can try out Sonic Mania this weekend. We’ve included videos showing the game’s new content below.
Source: SEGA PR
I Am Setsuna – Temporal Battle Arena DLC teaser
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Square Enix has come out with a trailer for I Am Setsuna’s Temporal Battle Arena DLC. The content will add a new party on party colosseum battle mode. For today’s video, continue on below.
Defeating enemies in an unconventional way in Zelda: Breath of the Wild
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild lets you do all sorts of neat and interesting things. In battles alone, there are plenty of ways to approach encounters.
One YouTuber managed to come across one humorous way of defeating enemies in particular. This is far from a major spoiler, but we’re putting the clip past the break just to be safe.
New Mario Kart 8 Deluxe screenshots
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Nintendo has sent out a new wave of screenshots from Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, showing off the newly-added elements from this version of the game. View the full set below.
Splatoon 2 shows off its new Ink Tank
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The Japanese Splatoon Twitter account is back with another loot at a new element from Splatoon 2. Today, we have an image of the updated Ink Tank.
The Ink Tank has better resistance and is lighter. In the two years that have passed, it appears that technology has made significant strides.
Update: Gold Mario might be a separate character – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe adds costumes for Inklings and Metal Mario
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Update: It seems like we might have been wrong in our assumption that the gold-colored Metal Mario was just a costume. Nintendo just sent out a press release for Mario Kart 8, and while it doesn’t really contain a whole lot of new information, it does have this interesting line: “For those seeking a challenge, Gold Mario awaits the finest players who can complete all cups in 200cc.” Although the wording is still slightly unclear, this does seem to confirm that this Gold Mario is indeed a separate character, since the press release also mentions that there are a total of 42 characters in the game, and for the numbers to match up, Gold Mario has to be a separate character (assuming there are no other hidden characters that haven’t been revealed yet).
Other than all the advertised new features, tracks, characters and so on, it seems like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will also add some new costumes. In Mario Kart 8 on Wii U, only a handful of characters had different cosmetic options, like Shy Guy and Yoshi. Now, judging by the overview trailer that was released today, at least three new characters will get to change their looks as well – Metal Mario and both Inklings.
It seems like the Inklings will have at least two additional outfit options – in addition to the standard orange-haired Inkling Girl, you can also see a pink-haired one above and a green-haired one in the image below. True to their fashion-savvy natures, these Inkling variants also wear different outfits.
Metal Mario also gets a new costume, as you can see with this gold-colored variant below:
Switch UI gets “All Software” button when you have more than 12 games
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Since the Switch has only been out for a week, the software lineup isn’t that expansive yet, and most people likely don’t own more than a handful of games for it at the moment. However, Reddit user Dacvak has found out that if you own more than 12 games, instead of scrolling further to the right, the Switch UI instead adds an “All Software” button that lets you view all of your games in a grid like this:
Media Create software sales (2/27/17 – 3/5/17) – Top 50
This week’s expanded Japanese software sales are as follows:
01./00. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild #
02./00. [PS4] Horizon: Zero Dawn #
03./00. [NSW] 1-2-Switch
04./00. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
05./01. [PS4] NieR: Automata
06./00. [NSW] Super Bomberman R
07./00. [NSW] Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch
08./02. [PS4] Super Robot Wars V #
09./09. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 – Professional
10./00. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris
11./03. [PSV] Super Robot Wars V #
12./06. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Moon
13./04. [PS4] Nioh
14./13. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition]
15./10. [PS4] Resident Evil 7: biohazard #
16./11. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS
17./08. [PS4] For Honor
18./14. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki
19./00. [PS4] Winning Post 8 2017
20./00. [3DS] Doraemon the Movie: Nobita no Nankyoku Kachikochi Daibouken