Blind Rhythm Heaven player sends heartwarming letter to Nintendo, receives reply in braille
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Japanese Twitter user kentarock1020 has a son named Hibiki who, very sadly, is completely blind. He’s lacked the ability to see since the age of two due to the rare cancer form retinoblastoma. That naturally makes it difficult to play most video games. However, there’s one Nintendo series he’s managed to not only play, but also excel at.
With the help of his father, Hibiki wrote a letter to Nintendo thanking the company and asking for more Rhythm Heaven (Rhythm Tengoku in Japan) games in the future. The full message is below:
New Hey! Pikmin details – story, number of levels, more
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This week’s issue of Famitsu contains a new Hey! Pikmin preview. The magazine covers the game’s story, amount of levels, and more.
To start off, Pikmin types and abilities are as follows:
– Red: Strong against fire and can move on fiery places
– Yellow: Strong against electricity and doesn’t get paralyzed; can also fly high when thrown
– Blue: Strong against water and useful in underwater explorations
– Winged: Can fly with its feathers; multiple winged Pikmin can allow Olimar to fly
– Rock: Can destroy hard objects
[Let’s Talk] How do you feel about ARMS?
Posted 6 days ago by Brian in Let's Talk, Switch | 69 Comments | 0 Likes
Nintendo had a big blowout of ARMS this week with its own dedicated Nintendo Direct. It really touched on almost everything we’ve wanted to know about the game. New characters were revealed, new modes were shown, and we even found out about ARMS Global Testpunch – an opportunity to try things out before launch.
Has Nintendo sold you on ARMS now, or were you already skeptical? Perhaps you’re waiting until the ARMS Global Testpunch until you really make up your mind. Who’s your favorite character? What mode interests you the most as of now? Share your thoughts about ARMS with us in the comments below.
Highlights from last week’s topic: What are you playing? – May 2017
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 on Switch confirmed to launch this fall in North America
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It was recently made known that, in Japan, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 would be out this fall. Bandai Namco has since confirmed the same window for North America as well.
The publisher just tweeted:
— Bandai Namco US (@BandaiNamcoUS) May 20, 2017
We don’t have any news for Europe just yet. However, the game will almost certainly be dropping this fall in PAL regions as well.
Mario Kart is the all-time best-selling racing franchise in the U.S.
Posted 6 days ago by Brian in 3DS, DS, GameCube, General Nintendo, News, Switch, Wii, Wii U | 23 Comments | 0 Likes
Another piece of significant information has been reported stemming from the April 2017 NPD report. According to Mat Piscatella, an analyst for the company, Mario Kart is the all-time best-selling racing franchise in the U.S.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was the best-selling game in the U.S. last month despite being on the market for just two days. In that short period, over 460,000 physical units sold. With digital sales included, the total exceeds 550,000 units.
Mighty Gunvolt Burst debut trailer, full details
Posted 6 days ago by Brian in 3DS eShop, News, Switch eShop, Videos | 12 Comments | 0 Likes
These are the playable characters in ARMS Global Testpunch
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Towards the end of next week, Nintendo will be kicking off ARMS Global Testpunch. The demo will let Switch owners try out the game on certain days and times with online matches.
Although ARMS Global Testpunch won’t feature the entire roster, you’ll have several characters to choose from. Spring Man, Ribbon Girl, Master Mummy, Ninjara, Mechanica, Min Min, and Helix will be playable. The three new characters announced this week – Kid Cobra, Byte & Barq, and Twintelle – have been left out.
In the new Nyannyan Neko Mario Time episode just posted by Nintendo, several new indie titles for Switch were announced. One of these we felt deserves special mention. Based on the video, we can now say that Owlboy is coming to Switch.
After it was in development for nearly a decade, Owlboy made it to Steam towards the end of last year and has been highly well-regarded. There’s no release date at this time, but at least we know that it’s on the way.
Here’s a good look at Owlboy via a trailer:
April 2017 NPD: Best-selling games on Switch, 3DS, games through 2017
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The final bit of news stemming from this month’s NPD report concerns platform-specific sales. Over on GamesBeat, the site has published a listing of the top sellers in the US on Switch and 3DS for the month of April. Additionally, we have the lineup of the best-selling games of 2017 so far. Head past the break for the full results.
April 2017 NPD: NES Classic Edition was second best-selling hardware following Switch
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April 2017 was an extremely good month for Nintendo sales. In the U.S., the company not only owned the top spot in gaming hardware sales, but the second position as well.
As we know, Switch was the overall top seller. Right behind it though is the NES Classic Edition.
Nintendo is no longer producing the NES Classic Edition. The platform has been phased out worldwide, and April was the final month for shipments.