Update (1/18): Nintendo UK uploaded the same commercial today. Looks like it’ll be used in various PAL regions.
Original (1/16): The first German commercial for Switch has been uploaded to the official Facebook page. We’ve posted it below.
Have to say, I actually quite like it. How do you guys feel about the advert?
Video: Another Switch interview with Reggie Fils-Aime
Posted 2 hours ago by Brian in 3DS, Switch, Videos | 9 Comments
YouTuber ProJared managed to secure an interview with Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime last week to discuss the Switch in detail. Most of the comments were similar to the ones that have popped up over the past few days, but it’s still worth a watch. Reggie even gets the opportunity to ask some questions of his own.
Thanks to TruExtent for the tip.
Star Fox 64 hitting the North American Wii U Virtual Console tomorrow
Posted 2 hours ago by Brian in News, Wii U eShop | 11 Comments
This week’s North American Wii U Virtual Console release is now confirmed. According to Nintendo’s website, Star Fox 64 will be available tomorrow.
Here’s an overview:
“The Lylat system has been invaded! Take control of the Arwing and skim over the surface of an alien sea, weave through the concrete canyons of a futuristic metropolis, or dodge planetoids the size of mountains. Complete 15 missions on your way to the final showdown on planet Venom. It’s up to Fox McCloud and his team of space mercenaries to save the galaxy from the clutches of the evil Andross.”
Star Fox 64 will cost $9.99.
Rayman Legends Definitive Edition – 4-players wirelessly, new Kung Foot features, touch screen / gyroscope features
Posted 2 hours ago by Brian in News, Switch | 9 Comments
Ubisoft updated its official web page for Rayman Legends Definitive Edition. On it, new details about the game are shared.
Rayman Legends Definitive Edition will feature wireless local multiplayer. Up to four players can experience the game together. Additionally, Ubisoft says new features will be included in the Kung Foot mini-game.
The page goes on to mention the usage of Switch’s touch screen and gyroscope features:
“Rayman Legends takes full advantage of the Nintendo Switch and its new controllers capabilities. Undock your Switch device and use the touch screen to take out enemies, manipulate platforms, cut ropes to clear a path and much more. With the gyroscope technology, you can move rotating platform and there are many more surprises to come!”
Rayman Legends Definitive Edition will come out on Switch later this year.
Another mystery amiibo CPSIA certificate spotted
Posted 3 hours ago by Brian in General Nintendo, News | 2 Comments
Update: As HeroOfTime125 points out to us, the filing starts with AACK. AA is used for Smash Bros., so it could be a further hint at a Corrin amiibo.
Original: Last week, three unknown CPSIA certificates popped up in Nintendo’s database. Those may have had something to do with the new Zelda: Breath of the Wild amiibo announced shortly thereafter (Zelda, Bokoblin).
Now another mystery certificate appeared on Nintendo’s website today. With the Fire Emblem Direct happening in a few hours, could this be related to a Fire Emblem amiibo?
Nintendo on Switch’s battery life, leaks, more
Posted 3 hours ago by Brian in News, Switch | 120 Comments
GamesBeat recently spoke with David Young, Nintendo of America’s assistant manager of public relations. There was some rehash on things we’ve heard before, but some new comments were shared as well. Young weighed in on Switch’s tech specs, battery life (settings are unsurprisingly confirmed), online plans, and leaks.
Continue on below for a roundup of the new tidbits shared by Young. GamesBeat’s full piece can be read here.
Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence with Power-Up Kit details, screenshots
Posted 3 hours ago by Brian in News, Screenshots, Switch | 2 Comments
Koei Tecmo is bringing Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII with Power-Up Kit to Switch in Japan on March 30. Before that though, another game will be released at the console’s launch. That one is Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence with Power-Up Kit.
For the Switch edition, Koei Tecmo is packing in some original elements, such as new additions to the story. All DLC will also be included on the cartridge. And just like Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII the motion IR camera in the Joy-Con controller is used to create warlords based on things such as the target’s form and feel.
Some screenshots from Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence with Power-Up Kit can be found below.
More Wii U / 3DS maintenance happening in a few hours
Posted 5 hours ago by Brian in 3DS, News, Wii U | 0 comments
It’s been a busy time for Nintendo maintenance as of late. That continues later tonight, with two hours of maintenance planned for Wii U and 3DS.
The schedule is as follows:
– 5 PM PT (January 18) – 7 PM PT (January 18)
– 8 PM ET (January 18) – 10 PM ET (January 18)
– 1 AM in the UK (January 19) – 3 AM in the UK (January 19)
– 2 AM in Europe (January 19) – 4 AM in Europe (January 19)
Worth a reminder: 3DS’ maintenance scheduled for next week remains on track.