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BioWare producer Michael Gamble is officially ruling out Mass Effect Andromeda for Switch. Gamble published an inconclusive tweet in October, but has now clarified that the game won’t be on Nintendo’s new platform – at least not initially. Gamble did leave the door open to the possibility in the future, indicating that it’s something that could happen if the fans clamor for it.

Gamble said:

“Yeah, not right now, no. We’re not planning on it. If the Switch launches and everyone’s just yammering for Mass Effect, who knows. We never want to close doors like that.”

Several years ago, EA published Mass Effect 3 for Wii U’s launch. That was handled by Straight Right, the same team that ported Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

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Nintendo has once again shared a new piece of Zelda: Breath of the Wild art in celebration of a holiday. This time, the image shown above is for New Year’s.

Nintendo previously posted art for Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Halloween. Find those herehere, and here.

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One of the more interesting – if not outright bizarre – Switch rumors concerns a collaboration between Nintendo and Ubisoft. The two sides are said to be working on a crossover between Mario and Rabbids. Ubisoft is apparently handling much of the development while Nintendo is overseeing it all in great detail.

Switch rumormonger Laura Kate Dale has now shared another noteworthy tidbit about the Mario and Rabbids crossover. If her information is correct, Grant Kirkhope is acting as the game’s composer. That comes from two of Dale’s sources. She says it’s “not a prediction”.

Kirkhope is one of the most well-known composers in the industry. Having started out at Rare, he worked on Banjo-Kazooie and more. Kirkhope is also lending his talents to Yooka-Laylee. That may not be the only 2017 title his music will be featured in assuming today’s rumor is spot on.

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Earlier today, we heard that Switch ads were starting to appear in Australian stores. Over in the United States, it looks like GameStop is gearing up for the console as well.

One GameStop location is showing Switch posters both inside and by the store’s entrance. One ad can be seen right by the Wii U section.

We’ll likely continue to see that more GameStops will be adding Switch promotions over the next few days.

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Nintendo is back with another piece of concept art from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Today’s image focuses on the game’s Guardians, a type of enemy in the game. See the concept art above.

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As of today, we’re only two weeks away from the big Switch presentation in January. Following the console’s full reveal, it is expected that Nintendo will start heavily advertising the system, and many stores will likely start accepting preorders for the Switch. It seems like Australia already got a head start – official Switch adverts have started to appear in JB Hi-Fi stores across the country, though they only appear to be using images from the Switch teaser trailer. Nintendo will likely send out new and updated adverts, banners etc. to be displayed after the January event.

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A few new Dragon Quest XI details have emerged from NHK’s Dragon Quest 30th anniversary special program.

First, camping is in the game. One image shown from the PlayStation 4 version is of a “Camp Menu”. Here players can rest (heals HP and MP), do “mysterious smithing,” pray to the statue of the goddess, and patrol the area.

On another screen which asks the player what they want to create, the following options are shown:

Copper Sword (Seidou no Tsurugi)
Iron Sword (Tetsu no Tsurugi)
Silver Rapier (Zan no Rapier)
Zombie Killer
Platinum Sword
Zombie Buster
Magic Swordsman Rapier (Makenshi no Rapier)
Fire Sword (Honoo no Tsurugi)
Metal Slime Sword (Metasura no Tsurugi)
Miracle Sword Modified (Kiseki no Tsurugi Kai)
Hayabusa Sword Modified (Hayabusa no Tsurugi Kai)
Inferno Sword

As Gematsu points out, each item in the smithing menu has a list of required items to create that item, a description, and difficulty level.

NHK’s program also showed that players will be able to ride dragons in Dragon Quest XI.

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After spilling the beans on Ubisoft’s apparent plans to bring the next Assassin’s Creed to Switch earlier this week, YouTube user OBE1plays spoke with reliable leaker Laura Kate Dale during a stream yesterday. Dale was more than willing to answer questions about the system. Here’s a roundup of information shared, as collected by Nintendo Life:


Nintendo has once again released a new screenshot from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Take a look at the latest image above.

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Ubisoft is confirmed to be bringing Just Dance 2017 to Switch, but we can expect more of the company’s games on Nintendo’s new console. One rumored project is a crossover between Mario and Rabbids. Allegedly, the next Assassin’s Creed entry is targeted for Switch as well.

YouTuber OBE1plays made the first mention of the claim, and also mentioned that the game will launch on Switch alongside the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions. Laura Kate Dale, who has been quite accurate with rumors about Switch, has heard similar things.

Ubisoft making the next Assassin’s Creed for Switch wouldn’t be entirely surprising. Assassin’s Creed III was ready for Wii U’s launch, and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag also ended up on the system.