A look at the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe character select screen
Posted on 2 years ago by Matt(@OnePunchMaz) in Screenshots, Switch | 6 Comments
Tom Phillips of Eurogamer is currently at the Switch preview event in London, and he has snapped a picture of the character select screen in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It seems likely that all of the characters were unlocked for the purpose of the preview event and won’t be available right from the start in the retail version, but it’s nonetheless nice to have a look at the complete roster.
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Arcade Archives is a collection of Neo Geo titles for Switch
Posted on 2 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch | 3 Comments
We reported a few hours ago that Arcade Archives is coming to Switch. This is actually a collection of Neo Geo titles, featuring The King of Fighters ‘98, Waku Waku 7, Shock Troopers, World Heroes Perfect, and Metal Slug 3. Arcade Archives is coming out in Japan in March for 823 yen.
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The Switch Pro Controller has NFC functionality
Posted on 2 years ago by Matt(@OnePunchMaz) in News, Switch | 10 Comments
It seems like you won’t need to have your right Joy-Con always at the ready if you’re playing a game that supports amiibo on the Switch – the Switch Pro Controller appears to have NFC functionality, so you can easily scan your amiibo by touching them to the Pro Controller.
Source: Nintendo PR
Europe getting Limited Edition of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Posted on 2 years ago by Matt(@OnePunchMaz) in Switch, Videos | 11 Comments
Europe is getting its own special retail version of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – this “Limited Edition” differs slightly from the “Master” and “Special” editions being released in the US. The Limited Edition contains the game itself, a “sound selection” CD and the “Master Sword of Resurrection” figurine, all wrapped in a special box featuring the artwork that is found on the regular US version of the game. Here’s a video showing off the Limited Edition:
“Introducing Nintendo Switch” video
Posted on 2 years ago by Matt(@OnePunchMaz) in Switch, Videos | 0 comments
Nintendo UK just uploaded the following video, called “Introducing Nintendo Switch” to their Youtube channel. This is actually the video that was used in the Switch presentation earlier today, but with subtitles instead of an English voiceover. It gives a quick overview of the Switch’s docking functionality and its Joy-Con controllers.
Steering wheel accessory coming to Switch, used for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Posted on 2 years ago by Matt(@OnePunchMaz) in Images, Switch | 4 Comments
Mario Kart 8 is getting an upgraded version on Switch – and so is one of the controllers compatible with the original version. Just like the Wii Steering Wheel, which you could slot a Wii Remote into, the Switch is getting its own steering wheel-type controller. It seems like either the left or the right Joy-Con can be placed into the slot in the middle of the wheel. There are also two shoulder buttons located on the back of the wheel:
These pictures were obtained by Eurogamer at the Switch preview event in Frankfurt.
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Full Travis Touchdown artwork from Suda51’s upcoming Switch game; illustrated by Yusuke Kozaki
Posted on 2 years ago by Matt(@OnePunchMaz) in Images, Switch | 5 Comments
Suda51’s appearance and his subsequent announcement of a new game featuring Travis Touchdown was definitely one of the biggest surprises at the Switch presentation. Suda51 has now posted the piece of artwork used to announce the game on his personal Twitter account, seen above. He also notes that the artwork was drawn by Yusuke Kozaki, who is perhaps best known among Nintendo fans for his character design work on Fire Emblem: Awakening and Fire Emblem: Fates.
Switch console pre-orders live on Amazon US
Posted on 2 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch | 41 Comments
Amazon US has now joined the party of Switch console pre-orders. Get it here. You’ll be able to receive the system on March 3.
EA has announced that it is developing a new entry in the FIFA series for Switch. Look for it later this year.
Switch will have paid online service, system is region free
Posted on 2 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch | 6 Comments
Nintendo shared the first details about its online services today for Switch:
– Can use smart device to invite friends to play online, chat with friends, etc.
– Users can try out service for free at launch
– Paid service this fall
Also revealed today is that all game software will be region free.