NBA Playgrounds update out now (version 1.1.3) – online play and more finally added
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It’s been a long time coming, but NBA Playgrounds’ big update is finally available on Switch. Saber Interactive has started distribution on version 1.1.3.
The update is highlighted by the addition of online play. On top of that, the game’s shooting system has been entirely tweaked, and 15 new players have been added.
Find the full rundown of the new update from an official Switch notice below.
Satoru Iwata passed away two years ago today – let’s remember his greatness
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Nintendo president Satoru Iwata passed ago two years ago today. Iwata lost the fight to bile duct cancer on July 11, 2015.
With Iwata’s contributions to Nintendo and the gaming industry as a whole, we should take a moment to recognize and reflect on his importance. He wasn’t your typical president having originally started out as a game developer. Iwata kept coding until he was 40, and helped Smash Bros. Melee get out on time. He was instrumental in the hugely successful Wii and DS. And really, that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
So, thank you Iwata. It’s still unbelievable that you’re not here with us still, but everything you accomplished will not be forgotten.
WWE 2K18 coming to Switch alongside other platforms in October, first details
Posted 1 month ago by Brian in News, Switch | 26 Comments | 0 Likes
Earlier today, it was announced that WWE 2K18 is on the way to Switch. Now we have concrete details about the game on Nintendo’s platform.
First, fans will be happy to hear that WWE 2K18 is debuting on Switch alongside the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions. It’s due out on October 17 worldwide.
WWE 2K18 will feature “eight man matches, a new grapple carry system, new weight detection, thousands of new animations and a massive backstage area” in addition to a new rendering engine. MyCareer is in, which “puts you on the path to greatness as you journey along on the road to WrestleMania.” Also new is Road to Glory that has you battling opponents online to improve your MyPlayer with unlockables, boosts and upgrades while also attempting to secure a spot in special events held alongside real-life WWE special events, such as pay-per-views. Customizing matches will be possible with deeper tools, and a robust Creation Suite “offers even more detailed features for Create-a-Superstar, Create-a-Video and Create-an-Arena.”
Read on below for today’s full announcement.
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 launches for Switch in North America and Europe on September 22
Posted 1 month ago by Brian in News, Switch | 25 Comments | 0 Likes
Update: Also now confirmed for September 22 in Europe.
Original: Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 will release for Switch in North America on September 22, Bandai Namco announced today. The Japanese version had previously been confirmed for September 7.
Exclusive to Switch are specific controls and functionality, allowing players to execute famous moves such as the Kamehameha and the Spirit Bomb with Joy-Con motion controls. You’ll also be able to join with friends through a six-player local play mode, only available in this version.
We’ve attached the official English boxart above. The latest screenshots are featured below.
Source: Bandai Namco PR
WWE 2K18 is coming to Switch, it’s been announced. Wrestler Seth Rollins delivered the news in a special message just released today.
Those who pre-order WWE 2K18 will be able to play as Kurt Angle.
This will be the first time in years in which a WWE game has released on a Nintendo platform. Prior to 2K18, the last was WWE ’13 on Wii.
First off-screen footage of Lucina in Fire Emblem Warriors, a glimpse of other new characters
Posted 1 month ago by Brian in New Nintendo 3DS, Switch, Videos | 0 comments | 0 Likes
Five minutes of off-screen footage has come in showing Fire Emblem Warriors’ demo at Japan Expo. Most of the gameplay consists of Lucina, but we also get a glimpse at Lissa, male Robin, and Frederick (as a boss). We’ve included the video below.
Details about these characters can be found in our previous post here.
Fire Emblem Warriors – first details on new characters, option for Japanese audio apparently included
Posted 1 month ago by Brian in New Nintendo 3DS, News, Switch | 35 Comments | 0 Likes
Nintendo and Koei Tecmo prepared a new Fire Emblem Warriors trailer for Japan Expo earlier in the week. At the actual event in France, a fresh build of the game is on display with the latest characters included.
As far as the story goes, the twins live peacefully in their kingdom until a dragon attacks. When that happens, the two are forced to leave. They’ll need to ask help from heroes of other worlds in order to reclaim their kingdom.
Male Robin, Lissa, and Lucina (plus Female Corrin who we’ve already seen) are playable at Japan Expo. New details are in for each.
Here’s the rundown on Robin as relayed by FuranSuwa:
Level-5 CEO on why Layton has been a success in the west, continued popularity, series’ origins, more
Posted 1 month ago by Brian in 3DS, DS, General Nintendo, News | 5 Comments | 0 Likes
A new interview has appeared with Level-5’s CEO. Glixel recently spoke with the company’s Akihiro Hino.
Hino had plenty to say about the Layton series, including its success in the west, continued popularity today, and how it came to be in the first place. He also commented on other topics as well. These include how Level-5 is different from other developers and how it has changed as a company, and more.
You can read up on notable excerpts from the interview below. Head on over here for the full interview.
Nintendo says handhelds still have a future, 3DS game development continuing, more
Posted 1 month ago by Brian in General Nintendo, News, Switch | 124 Comments | 0 Likes
Coming out of E3, Paste published an interview with Doug Bowser, head of marketing at Nintendo of America. Much of the discussion focused on the handheld market.
During the talk, Bowser was asked about the future of handhelds, whether 3DS game development is continuing, and more. He also took on questions about the durability of Switch’s screen and whether there will be a crossover between 3DS and Switch features.
For a roundup of notable excerpts, continue on below. Paste’s full interview with Bowser is located here.
Records are coming to ARMS with next update
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Nintendo has unveiled a new aspect of ARMS’ major update. With version 2.0, Nintendo will be adding in records.
Players will be able to access all sorts of information with records. You’ll be able to see the frequency of ARMS used, hit rate, the winning percentage of the last 100 matches, and more.
Here’s a quick look:
— ARMS (@ARMS_Cobutter) July 9, 2017