Rumor: Ubisoft had internal concept of Mario and Rabbids adventure game during the Wii era
Posted 2 weeks ago by Brian in Rumors, Wii | 2 Comments | 0 Likes
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle should finally be announced at E3 this week. Before that game existed though, Ubisoft apparently had interest in mashing the two franchises together during the Wii era.
It seems that a formal pitch was never actually made to Nintendo, and it ended up as nothing more than an internal concept at Ubisoft. Nintendo may have shut things down before talks ever progressed in the slightest.
Liam Robertson has the full report on the concept below.
First Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Switch footage
Posted 2 weeks ago by Brian in Switch, Videos | 11 Comments | 0 Likes
The first bit of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 footage on Switch was shown during a Nico Nico live stream (hence the lowish quality) hosted by V Jump today. We’ve got the relevant recording below, including a look at motion controls in action.
Thanks to n128 for the tip.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has a Zelda collaboration, motion controls on Switch – new trailer
Posted 2 weeks ago by Brian in News, Switch | 122 Comments | 0 Likes
At its E3 2017 media briefing, Bethesda debuted a brand new trailer for the Switch version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Exclusive features for the new version of the game were shown.
On Switch, Skyrim has outfits and gear from The Legend of Zelda, including the Master Sword, Hylian Shield, and Champion’s Tunic. Scanning amiibo from the Zelda and Smash Bros. series will unlock “additional loot.” Motion controls are supported as well. Finally, all add-ons will be in the package: Dawnguard, Hearthfire and Dragonborn.
View the new trailer for Skyrim on Switch below.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will launch on Switch this holiday.
Limited Run Games unable to produce physical Switch game printings for now, hoping for 2018
Posted 2 weeks ago by Brian in News, Switch | 4 Comments | 0 Likes
Back in March, Limited Run Games spoke about wanting to put out its first Switch games this summer. Unfortunately, the company has hit a major snag, and that is unlikely to happen.
On Twitter, Limited Run Games that Nintendo “halted bringing us on board so that they can focus on publishers doing bigger print runs.” It’s definitely disappointing to hear, but on the bright side, it doesn’t appear to be a permanent restriction. Limited Run Games is now looking to begin producing physical copies of games for small developers and publishers on Switch in 2018.
Hopefully we'll be on Switch by 2018.
— Limited Run Games (@LimitedRunGames) June 10, 2017
New fighter Blade Strangers coming to Switch – characters from Code of Princess, Cave Story, Kawase
Posted 2 weeks ago by Brian in News, Switch | 39 Comments | 0 Likes
Update: Some additional details and footage:
– Mission Mode, Versus Mode, Training Mode, and Online Mode
– Mixes dynamic and speed of Guilty Gear and Street Fighter and easy inputs of Smash Bros.
– Characters were made as 3D models, and turned into 2D sprites
– Story Mode will have cut-scenes, characters clashing, etc.
– Story Mode is sort of like a traditional arcade mode
– Mission Mode has you taking on specific tasks
– Training Mode lets you practice with a dummy
– Announcing more characters later
– Stages from the actual games
– Will get updates after release
Studio Saizensen is working on a brand new fighter for Switch in addition to the PlayStation 4 and PC (plus arcades in Japan). Today, publisher Nicalis unveiled Blade Strangers during Twitch’s official E3 live stream.
Studio Saizensen developed the 3DS game Code of Princess a few years back. Characters from that title are included here, along with several others. Curly from Cave Story and Kawase from the Umihara Kawase series (Yumi’s Odd Odyssey) are also in.
We’ll have more details and first footage shortly.
Reggie on YouTube Live at E3 – full segment
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May 2017 NPD: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was the best-selling single SKU
Posted 2 weeks ago by Brian in News, Switch | 8 Comments | 0 Likes
NPD will be announcing the official results for U.S. sales for the month of May in about a week. However, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime offered up an early key stat.
During his appearance on YouTube Live at E3, Reggie revealed that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was the best-selling single SKU. We should have more information about the game’s sales and Nintendo’s overall performance on June 19.
Reggie confirms Nintendo Spotlight: E3 2017 will be 25 minutes, breaking more news during Treehouse Live’s first hour
Posted 2 weeks ago by Brian in 3DS, News, Switch | 49 Comments | 0 Likes
Nintendo Spotlight: E3 2017 will be 25 minutes long, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed during a segment for YouTube Live at E3. He teased that there will be “a number of reveals, a number of first looks.” On top of that, within the first hour of Treehouse Live, Nintendo will be breaking more news.
The purpose of Nintendo Spotlight is meant to be “fast” and “to the point” while highlighting “a number of key games.” Super Mario Odyssey will be a big part of it as expected.
The big N’s E3 activities won’t be all about Switch. Reggie promised that 3DS will be getting a lot of love as well.
Minecraft getting cross-play – Switch owners can play with Xbox One users and more
Posted 2 weeks ago by Brian in News, Switch | 21 Comments | 0 Likes
Update: As part of today’s news, Minecraft Realms will indeed be coming to Switch this summer. Cross-play is in August.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) June 11, 2017
Original: Cross-play is coming to Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition, Mojang and 4J Studios announced today.
The Switch edition, along with the versions of Minecraft for VR, Windows 10, Pocket Edition, Android, iOS, and Xbox One, will be powered by reconfigured infrastructure called the “Bedrock Engine”. This is what will make cross-play possible. Those on Switch will be able to play with Xbox One players, for example. Note that there are no plans to support older consoles, including Wii U.
Right now Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition doesn’t support voice chat. However, players can communicate through text.