Rockstar Games announces new version of L.A. Noire for Switch, out on November 14
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Nintendo Download (9/7/17, North America) – Monster Hunter Stories, Double Dragon 4, Lichtspeer, more
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This week’s North American Nintendo Downloads are as follows:
Rayman Legends Definitive Edition – $39.99 (available Tuesday)
ACA NeoGeo Blue’s Journey – $9.99
The Bridge – $9.99
Double Dragon 4 – $6.99
Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition – $9.99
NeuroVoider – $13.99
Physical Contact: 2048 – $4.99
Wii U Virtual Console
China Warrior – $5.99
Detana Twin Bee – $5.99
Monster Hunter Stories – $39.99 (available Friday)
Crystareino – $9.99
Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.
My Nintendo Rewards – Celebrate the return of Samus with these themed Metroid rewards. Redeem points to get up to 50 percent off on select Metroid titles, including the original Game Boy classic Metroid II – Return of Samus game on the Virtual Console service on Nintendo 3DS, before you experience the new, reimagined Metroid: Samus Returns game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
Metroid II – Return of Samus (Nintendo 3DS): 30 percent off
Metroid (Wii U/Nintendo 3DS): 50 percent off
Metroid: Other M (Wii U): 50 percent off
You can purchase the digital version of the Metroid: Samus Returns game on Nintendo eShop or Game Store on Nintendo.com, and redeem your Gold Points for the Metroid: Samus Returns Nintendo 3DS Home Theme (Nintendo 3DS).
You can also redeem your My Nintendo points for these new custom wallpapers for your computer or compatible mobile device:
Metroid: Samus Returns wallpaper A
Metroid: Samus Returns wallpaper B
Source: Nintendo PR
FAST RMX – “Remix Update” launching on September 13
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Last month, Shin’en teased a new 1.3 “Remix Update” for FAST RMX. The studio will be releasing six new tracks and two new cups entirely for free.
In preparation for what’s to come, Shin’en created a news channel for Switch owners. A notice just sent out to those who are subscribed states that the update is landing on September 13. The North American message doesn’t have a time, but the European version states it will be at 4 PM in the UK / 5 PM in Europe.
Source: Switch news
Nintendo on the creation of Star Fox 2, the SNES controller, and more
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Just like with the NES Classic Edition, Nintendo is producing a series of interviews centered around the games included in the Super NES Classic Edition. First up: Star Fox 2. Shigeru Miyamoto, Takaya Imamura, and Tsuyoshi Watanabe were all brought in for the discussion.
All three developers talked about the creation of Star Fox 2, why it was cancelled, and bringing it back for the SNES Classic Edition. They also spoke about making the original controller for the SNES, among other topics.
Continue on below for the full interview.
Splatoon 2 dev on why Salmon Run isn’t always available online, map rotation
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The new Salmon Run mode in Splatoon 2 can be played locally at any time with friends. Online, however, is another story. Nintendo has set times in place throughout the week when the mode is available.
As part of a chat with Rolling Stone, designer Jordan Amaro (a rare western developer working at Nintendo in Japan) commented on why Salmon Run isn’t always playable online. Here’s what he had to say about the subject:
I’m not allowed to speak on it, because I’m not the game director. What I can say, and what I think can be said, is that there are lots of reasons. You have to trust us that if you could play Salmon Run online anytime, that would result in a worse experience for you and everybody.
Media Create sales (8/28/17 – 9/3/17)
The latest Japanese hardware sales from Media Create are as follows:
Switch – 50,074
PS4 – 21,419
New 3DS LL – 12,332
New 2DS LL – 11,515
PS4 Pro – 4,965
Vita – 3,975
2DS – 1,935
New 3DS – 486
Wii U – 116
PS3 – 85
Xbox One – 78
For comparison’s sake, here are the hardware numbers from last week:
Switch – 69,654
PS4 – 20,433
New 3DS LL – 11,470
New 2DS LL – 11,173
PS4 Pro – 4,225
Vita – 4,080
2DS – 2,137
New 3DS – 430
Wii U – 117
PS3 – 83
Xbox One – 63
And here are the software charts:
Syberia 1 launches for Switch on October 20
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The first Syberia is coming to Switch on October 20, Microids announced today. That date applies to both North America and Europe.
Here’s an overview of Syberia:
Kate Walker, a young New York lawyer, is dispatched to deal with the sale of a former automaton factory hidden in the French Alps. She never thought that this task, as simple as it seemed, would change her life forever. She quickly embarked on a journey into the confines of Eastern Europe, accompanied by a very peculiar automaton named Oscar. Together they discover incredible places, filled with colorful characters, before meeting Hans Voralberg: the genius inventor, following the trails of the last mammoths found on the mythical island of Syberia, which also happens to be the last piece of the puzzle to conclude the sale and the mission of Kate.
In today’s announcement, Microids highlighted how Switch will allow players to experience Syberia in their living room thanks to TV mode or on the move in portable mode.
Source: Microids PR
Pokemon CEO told Nintendo that Switch wouldn’t be successful before it launched
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There’s one last noteworthy excerpt from Bloomberg’s interview with Pokemon CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara. As part of the discussion, Ishihara spoke about he initially doubted Switch’s success, and even told Nintendo as such.
Ishihara added that he “came to realize the key to a successful game is quite simple: software with absolute quality leads sales of hardware.” He did acknowledge Switch’s early success, but Ishihara feels that it needs to take another step to reach a wider audience. While the potential is there, “one shouldn’t overestimate its potential.”
Ishihara’s full words:
Pokemon CEO on what Switch means for Pokemon, not ruling out accessories, more
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Aside from Pokemon GO, Switch was another topic Bloomberg brought up during its interview with Pokemon CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara. Ishihara kept quiet for the most part about the upcoming game for Nintendo’s console, but spoke about the system in more general terms.
Ishihara said that Switch provides an opportunity to create something “that goes deeper and with a higher level of expression.” Playing on an HD TV also affords “a whole different world with graphics and sound.” Ishihara also wouldn’t rule out releasing accessories.
Ishihara shared the following:
Pokemon CEO on Pokemon GO – only done “10 percent” of what’s planned, new features, more
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Recently, Bloomberg spoke with Pokemon CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara. Pokemon GO, Niantic’s big mobile game, was one topic of conversation.
Ishihara commented on what lies ahead, including new features like trading and battling between players. He also weighed in on how players’ locations could come into play and dealing with social problems.
Here’s a roundup of what Ishihara shared: