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When Digital Foundry last analyzed Super Mario Odyssey, the outlet found that the game runs at 900p when Switch is docked. New information coming from a Nintendo customer support representative may indicate that it could go even higher. “On handheld mode, the highest resolution will be 720p, while in TV mode, the highest resolution will be 1080p,” the rep told one fan.

Before anyone jumps the gun, comments from these sorts of reps should never be considered the final word. Even if we don’t hear about Super Mario Odyssey’s resolution from Nintendo officially, we should have a pretty good idea by this time next week.

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With yesterday’s Switch firmware update, Nintendo finally introduced the ability to capture video. There are a couple of caveats, however. You can only use the feature with a few select Nintendo games, and you’re limited to just 30 seconds of gameplay.

Kotaku UK spoke with two sources who say that Nintendo has more in mind for video recording on Switch. The company’s first goal is to have all first-party games supporting the functionality, as well as titles tied to Nintendo properties. In other words, titles like Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle and Fire Emblem Warriors are the priority at the moment.

Warner Bros. may never say it officially, but LEGO Dimensions looks to be done. What’s naturally apparent with the title as well as what developer TT Games recently said internally suggests that it will not be receiving any new content. In other words, plans for LEGO Dimensions’ third year have been scrapped.

We all know about the fate of other games like Disney Infinity and Skylanders. Eurogamer points out various issues such as how there was little room for profit, a slowdown of sales, and the huge workload required from TT Games.

The latest issue of License! Global contains a feature about Level-5. Apparently, the magazine has some information about what’s to come for the company.

First, License! Global claims that a new Layton game is planned for late summer 2018. Actual details about the title are not provided.

The magazine goes on to talk about what’s next for Inazuma Eleven – specifically Inazuma Eleven. While it was already pointing in this direction, there’s further talk about the new game coming to Nintendo platforms.

Finally, License! Global indicates that The Snack World will be localized. It sounds like the plan is to bring the IP west starting in 2018 and 2019.

Below are the notable excerpts from the article:

Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver are the newest releases on the 3DS Virtual Console. However, the third game in the series has been left out. Currently no announcements have been made about bringing Pokemon Crystal to the Virtual Console. Interestingly though, one dataminer says he’s found code that could point to Crystal launching eventually.

Apparently, data was found within a patch in the ROM fileworks for Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver on 3DS. This is the same person who initially leaked the existence of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions, which was eventually announced at E3 earlier in the year.


Maybe Pokemon Crystal will be distributed further down the road? Only time will tell.

Thanks to Roadymike for the tip.

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Some interesting news came about earlier in the summer when it was discovered that Switch systems come with a built-in emulator. Things became even more interesting when fans learned that the NES version of Golf is hidden away within the system’s firmware. An unlock method has allegedly been discovered, but unfortunately, it sounds like most users are going to be left out until 2018.

Above all else, Switch’s cached network time needs to be set to July 11, the day that late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata passed away. This means if you’ve connected your Switch to the internet at all, you’re out of luck since there is no way to revert back to July 11. The date variable for NES Golf only references Switch’s internal, user-specified date if the system has not been connected to the internet.

A Czech retailer has listed Doom to be coming out on December 13th 2017. There is no official word yet if this will be the release date, but we do know Doom is supposed to come out this Holiday season so this very well might be it. A pretty nice Holiday gift. Thanks Barry Dunne for the tip.

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Is Nintendo working on an achievement system for Switch? One comment from a developer has set off a firestorm of speculation about the possibility.

The developers of Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition held a Reddit AMA yesterday. Tom Tomaszewski from Crunching Koalas participated, and shared some interesting comments.

Runbow has already appeared on both Wii U and New 3DS. Could a Switch version be in the works as well? Maybe.

Headup Games, who is publishing Runbow on the PlayStation 4, shared a trailer for the game today. Fans quickly noticed that the YouTube description mentioned a Switch version. When Headup Games was asked about it on Twitter, the line was quickly deleted.

It’s quite possible that this was an error. Then again, 13AM Games has seemingly been teasing plans for Switch as of late:


Even if Runbow isn’t lined up for Switch, 13AM Games definitely appears to be working with the system in some fashion.

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The Super NES Classic Edition will be sold in the typical areas where Nintendo products are available. However, it looks like fans in Quebec, Canada’s French language province, will not have an opportunity to buy one.

Motherboard spoke with two EB Games employees in the Montreal area who shared the information. The site writes the following in its aritcle:

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