[Interview] Poi dev on moving from Wii U to Switch, going up against Mario Odyssey, and more
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Switch has a major game landing this week in Super Mario Odyssey. It’s not the only 3D platformer heading to the console, however. Tomorrow, Poi is coming to Switch after initially missing out on Wii U.
We spoke with developer PolyKid just ahead of the launch to learn more about Poi. The studio chatted with us about the game itself, making the move from Wii U to Switch, and having to go up against Super Mario Odyssey in the same week.
Here’s our full discussion:
I can hardly believe that I’m writing this, but Nintendo Everything is now ten years old. We first opened our doors way back on October 23, 2007. 10 years is a long time to be doing anything. In the age of the internet especially, it practically feels like we’re a dinosaur at this point.
Nintendo intends to maintain a steady stream of releases for Switch
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4Gamer published a new interview today with Super Mario Odyssey producer Yoshiaki Koizumi. It was mainly about that game as you would expect, but the piece also contained some talk about the Switch in general. It’s worth noting that Koizumi was the overall general producer of the Switch hardware.
Towards the end of its interview, 4Gamer brought up how Switch is getting a number of big games at a steady pace in its first year. The site almost feels like Nintendo compressed a five-year console cycle into just one year.
Switch’s 4.0.0 update now allows for GameCube controller support with Wii U GameCube Adapter
Here’s something very neat about Switch’s new firmware update. If you’ve installed the new 4.0.0 update, you can get GameCube controllers to work with the console. You just need the Wii U GameCube Adapter that Nintendo sold back in the day.
Once you’ve plugged the adapter in, you can pair the GameCube controllers to your Switch in the main menu. On the controller settings page, press L+R as you normally would. And that’s it! It should be working when you’re back on the main menu, and can work with games like Fire Emblem Warriors.
The only issue is that the GameCube controller doesn’t have a left Z button – there’s only the one Z button on the right, and only has a start button, so you can’t go back to the main menu. But hey: maybe GameCube controller support could be brought back for the eventual Smash Bros. Switch or theoretical GameCube Virtual Console?
September 2017 NPD: Best-selling games on Switch, 3DS, games through 2017, last twelve months
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Another round of data is in from this month’s NPD report. Along with the best-sellers on Switch and 3DS specifically for the month of September, we also have a list of the games that have sold the best in the U.S. so far this year and over the last twelve months. Continue on below for the full results.
September 2017 NPD: top 20 best-selling games in the U.S.
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Following a slight delay, NPD Group has released a listing of the top twenty best-selling games in the U.S. for the month of September 2017. The results can be found below.
1. Destiny 2 – Activision Blizzard
2. NBA 2K18 – Take-Two Interactive
3. Madden NFL 18 – EA
4. FIFA 18 – EA
5. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle – Ubisoft
6. Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite – Capcom
7. Grand Theft Auto V – Take-Two Interactive
8. NHL 18 – EA
9. Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
10. Rainbow Six: Siege – Ubisoft
11. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo
12. Metroid: Samus Returns – Nintendo
13. Pokken Tournament DX – Nintendo
14. Overwatch – Activision Blizzard
15. Ark: Survival Evolved – Studio Wildcard
16. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – Sony
17. NBA Live 18 – EA
18. Splatoon 2 – Nintendo
19. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy – Activision Blizzard
20. Minecraft – Microsoft
September 2017 NPD: Super NES Classic Edition outsells all major consoles
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With the Super NES Classic Edition making its debut in September, it’s no surprise that it was the best-selling hardware platform in the US. NPD says it beat out Switch, the PlayStation 4, and Xbox One last month.
There is still some good news for Switch. According to the NPD, it outsold the PS4 and Xbox One in terms of units.
VVVVVV confirmed for Switch, out on November 17
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Update: Added in the official announcement below. Costs $9.99, with 60 frames per second and graphical filters.
Original: VVVVVV is coming to Switch, Nicalis has confirmed. The game will be releasing digitally on November 17.
Nicalis just shared the news on Twitter with the following message, which also holds a trailer:
— Nicalis, Inc. (@nicalis) October 23, 2017
Many of the Switch games Nicalis has published have seen physical releases. VVVVVV could be digital-only, however.
Sonic Forces producer on the reaction to Sonic Mania, Switch version, wants to make Samba de Amigo for Switch
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Eurogamer published a new interview today with Sonic Forces producer Shun Nakamura. Nakamura commented on the reaction to Sonic Mania, the Switch version of Sonic Forces, and his big interest in wanting to make Samba de Amigo for Switch.
You can find these comments from Nakamura below. The full interview is up on Eurogamer here.
New 3DS XL – Super NES Edition coming to North America
Posted 17 hours ago by Brian in New Nintendo 3DS, News | 7 Comments | 0 Likes
A listing on Amazon has revealed that Nintendo will be publishing the New 3DS XL – Super NES Edition in North America. Along with the system designed after the SNES, you’ll receive a download code for Super Mario Kart.
Amazon’s listing shows a release date of November 27. You can pre-order the system here.
Below are some additional photos:
Thanks to Paul94, Alex, Juan R for the tip.