Nintendo at Gamescom 2017 – day 1 recap
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REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Nintendo of Europe’s participation in the Gamescom event in Cologne, Germany is producing news with relevance to fans here in the Americas.
In Splatoon 2 news, Nintendo detailed new free content coming to the game soon: Manta Maria joins the lineup of Turf War* and Ranked Battle stages this weekend, while the new Lost Outpost stage joins the rotation of Salmon Run stages later today. Both stages will also become available in The Shoal for local multiplayer matches. Also announced was that the Bubble Blower special weapon will be available first in a set with the Forge Splattershot Pro starting Sept. 1.
New Star Fox 2 footage
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ARMS: another Global Testpunch happening this weekend
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Own a Switch but not sure if ARMS is for you? Then you’re in luck – Nintendo is holding another ARMS Global Testpunch this weekend, allowing you to try out the game. Head to the eShop and download the ARMS Global Testpunch demo for free; then, you’ll be able to play online from Friday, 25th August at 5 PM CET until Sunday, 27th August at 10 PM CET.
Fire Emblem Warriors: New trailer, launches October 20th in Europe, adds Leo, Camilla, Hinoka, Takumi
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Nintendo has released a new trailer for Fire Emblem Warriors. This one is rather story-heavy and focuses on the Fates cast. It also reveals four new characters – Leo, Camilla, Hinoka and Takumi. Unless they’ll be revealed later, it seems like only Elisa and Sakura are the only royal siblings who won’t be playable.
Nintendo of Europe also revealed the game’s release date – the game will launch on October 20th. We don’t know the game’s North American release date yet, though it’ll likely be on that same day.
Switch eShop adding PayPal payment option
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Update: The PayPal option has now been activated worldwide.
Original: The Switch eShop is adding a brand new payment option. Going forward, system owners will be able to use PayPal to add funds to their balance.
PayPal can’t be used directly with Wii U or 3DS. However, any game purchased on Nintendo’s website can be used with PayPal. That means if you’re purchasing a Switch, Wii U, or 3DS game on the site, PayPal is an option if you’re short on funds.
We are seeing the PayPal option on Switch in Japan at present. However, nothing appears to be live in North America or Europe. Today’s announcement did indicate that the PayPal option will be extended worldwide, so we’ll let you know if we see anything.
HAL Laboratory starting to develop mobile games, first title out this fall
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Kirby developer HAL Laboratory announced today that the company has started to develop games for mobile. Tying in with the news, a new “HAL Egg” brand has been created. This label is dedicated specifically for smartphone content and will differ from its past works.
The first mobile game app will be launching this fall featuring a new character. Details about the project will be announced at a later date.
Super NES Classic Edition has a replay feature and more
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In the new Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Famicom trailer Nintendo published today, some of the features are shown off. Some of these were previously unannounced. Others are returning from the NES Classic Edition.
First, Nintendo has included a replay feature. You can use the “L” and “R” buttons to scroll back and forward in time, or pause by pressing “Y”. As an example, if you die while taking on a boss, you can replay that particular section without having to start over.
Nintendo also showed that it’s possible to choose from one of twelve frames to cover the screen’s background (where the game isn’t showing). These include a standard black background, city skyline, space, and more.
The Super NES Classic Edition will have the types of features you’d expect like save / restore points in different slots and display modes. Analogue (CRT), 4:3, and Pixel Perfect options will be available.
Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Famicom trailer, first look at the menu
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EA, Zoink bringing Fe to Switch
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The Zoink-developed Fe is on the way to Switch, EA just announced at its Gamescom 2017 media briefing.
Here’s a brief overview:
Fe is a new type of wordless platformer full of sounds. Through Fe, a small cub that suddenly awakes in the forest, players will discover a world they will never want to leave as they use sound to communicate, connect with nature, identify friendly and unfriendly creatures and interpret their own narrative along the way.
Fe isn’t the only new Switch game from Zoink. The studio is also working on Flipping Death for Nintendo’s console.
Fe will be available on Switch in early 2018. View a trailer for the game below, along with today’s full announcement.
Monolith Soft reflects on moving from Namco to Nintendo
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Monolith Soft wasn’t always a Nintendo studio. The company was more closely tied with Namco, but became a Nintendo subsidiary in 2007.
As part of Monolith Soft’s overhauled website, an interview was published with co-founder and executive producer Hirohide Sugiura. A portion of the talk covered Monolith Soft shifting from Namco to Nintendo, and what that whole situation was like. You can read the translation below, courtesy of Siliconera.