Ubisoft staffer teases upcoming Nintendo-related news
Posted 3 days ago by Brian in News, Switch | 51 Comments | 0 Likes
Ubisoft will have some Nintendo-related news to share soon. That’s based on a new tweet from one of the company’s employees at the company’s Montreal studio.
Here’s the tweet in question:
Something will happen in some days… please be sure to be ready for that #Nintendo
— Ubi-PandaR0o – (@TW_PhantomLord) January 16, 2018
What’s being teased here could be one of many things. One possibility is some news on Steep, which we assume is still in the works given that Ubisoft hasn’t said anything about a cancellation. This same Ubisoft staffer had said in August that Steep was still happening on Switch.
Night in the Woods confirmed for Switch, launching February 1
Posted 3 days ago by Brian in Switch eShop, Videos | 7 Comments | 0 Likes
Update: We’ve heard from Finji that the release date on the eShop is wrong, which was apparently the company’s fault. Night in the Woods will now release slightly later than expected on February 1.
Original: A few months ago, it was strongly suggested that the acclaimed adventure game Night in the Woods would eventually arrive on Switch. We now have confirmation that it’s happening.
A listing on the eShop shows that Night in the Woods is coming to Switch – and apparently very soon. Finji will apparently publish the game on January 18 for $19.99.
Scribblenauts Showdown finally unveiled
Posted 3 days ago by Brian in News, Switch | 10 Comments | 0 Likes
Following several leaks, Warner Bros. has properly announced Scribblenauts Showdown, which is slated for Switch. It’s scheduled for March 6 in North America and March 9 in Europe.
The game’s highlights are the Showdown, Versus, and Sandbox modes. Here’s the rundown of each:
Rumor: New 2D Metroid in the works
Posted 4 days ago by Brian in General Nintendo, Rumors | 59 Comments | 0 Likes
After a fairly lengthy hiatus, 2D Metroid was back in the spotlight with Samus Returns. Nintendo and MercurySteam partnered together on the 3DS game, which debuted last September. It wasn’t entirely new, but was a remake of the Game Boy title Metroid 2: Return of Samus.
Samus Returns could be just the start of Metroid’s 2D resurgence. Rumor has it that another entry in the franchise is in development.
This week, it was revealed during the Nintendo Direct Mini that Ys VIII is coming to Switch this summer. It’s a pretty big deal since Falcom’s series hasn’t appeared on a Nintendo platform in quite some time – it’s primarily been a PlayStation franchise as of late.
Interestingly, the Switch version of Ys VIII is not actually being handled by Falcom directly. NIS America is publishing the game in North America, while parent company Nippon Ichi will release it in Japan.
Kimishima on Switch’s momentum compared to Wii and more
Posted 6 days ago by Brian in News, Switch, Wii | 152 Comments | 0 Likes
We’ve heard Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima say that the new worldwide sales target for Switch this fiscal year is 20 million units. That would surprise the previous target by about 1.4 times.
Speaking with Mainichi, Kimishima said: “In order to be playable in the long term, the second year is crucial. Our task is to add more users, including people who barely touch game consoles.” He also said Nintendo has to expand the game library, take in new players, and raise the Switch as “a game console with long lifespan.”
[Let’s Talk] Nintendo Direct Mini January 2018 reactions
Posted 6 days ago by Brian in Let's Talk, Switch | 60 Comments | 0 Likes
After a crazy week of anticipation and trolling relating to a possible Nintendo Direct, a presentation dropped out of thin air on Thursday. It wasn’t as big as some past presentations – no surprise there given the addition of “mini” in the name – but there were still some surprises.
Switch received all of the love this time around. Highlights included Dark Souls: Remastered, Mario Tennis Aces, The World Ends with You: Final Remix, and SNK Heroines ~Tag Team Frenzy~. We also now know that Hyrule Warriors, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, and Ys VIII are all coming to Switch. New updates and DLC were announced for Super Mario Odyssey, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, and Pokken Tournament DX were revealed as well. Finally, Kirby Star Allies, Fe, and Celeste were all dated.
What do you make of this week’s Nintendo Direct Mini? Were you pleased or disappointed with anything shown (or something that was absent)? Do you have a favorite announcement? Let us know in the comments below.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: Expanded Edition guide revealed
Posted 6 days ago by Brian in News, Switch, Wii U | 10 Comments | 0 Likes
When Zelda: Breath of the Wild originally launched last year, Nintendo teamed up with Piggyback for an official guide. The two sides are now working together on a new version.
Listings on retailer sites reveal The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: Expanded Edition guide. The 512-page hardcover book covers everything in the main game plus the two DLC packs. A new concept art gallery is also included.
You can find a full overview of the guide below. Pre-orders are open on both Amazon and Amazon Canada. Based on the retailer’s information, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: Expanded Edition guide launches on February 13.
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle – release date, Japanese Limited Box, DLC news, new trailer
Posted 6 days ago by Brian in News, Switch | 31 Comments | 0 Likes
Arc System Works has announced a release date for BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle. In North America, we’ll be getting the game on June 5. It’ll be out in Japan and Asia just slightly earlier on May 31.
Those in Japan will be able to purchase the BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Limited Box. The Switch version will contain:
– Special box with special collaborative illustration by Tochimichi Mori (Arc System Works), Shigenori Soejima (Atlus), Seiichi Yoshihara (French-Bread), and Ein Lee (Rooster Teeth)
– “Additional Character All-in-One Pack” download code
– BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle art book
– Multi storage pouch
Super Meat Boy’s first day sales on Switch “shockingly close” to original Xbox 360 debut
Posted 1 week ago by Brian in News, Switch eShop | 20 Comments | 0 Likes
Switch has been around for almost a year now. Over the past several months, many indie developers have stepped forward to share their success stories on the console. In a bunch of instances, Switch sales have even outperformed other platforms.
Super Meat Boy is one of the latest high-profile indie titles to hit Switch. And like some of those other titles we’ve been hearing about, it has also found success on Nintendo’s console.
Team Meat just shared the following on Twitter:
Me looking at Super Meat Boy on Switch sales stats. pic.twitter.com/0RKWHODG8s
— Team Meat (@SuperMeatBoy) January 12, 2018
Super Meat Boy on Switch first day sales came shockingly close to it's debut on Xbox 360 back in 2010. That's. nuts.
— Team Meat (@SuperMeatBoy) January 12, 2018