GameStop takes down note of being able to play Pokemon at home with Switch
Posted on 4 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch | 5 Comments
Like many retailers, GameStop has a dedicated page in place for Switch. Fans began to notice yesterday that it contained a message stating that you’ll be able to “play Pokemon at home” with the new console.
Now GameStop has removed that tidbit entirely. Actually, the full paragraph in which it was included has disappeared. Could the store have said something they shouldn’t have? No matter the reason, it’s simply not there anymore.
Goichi Suda, best known as Suda51, is the famous video game developer that brought us Killer7 on GameCube and No More Heroes on Wii. The studio Grasshopper Manufacture, to which he’s the CEO, is now promoting the remake of the very first game they made – The Silver Case. VG247 had the opportunity to conduct an exclusive interview.
At the end of the conversation, Suda51 is asked about his plans in the near future, to which he replies that he’s excited about Switch:
“I want one. Nintendo always makes really cool, interesting hardware that gives us new things to do. On the Wii, not to brag, but I feel that I made a game that used that Wii technology in one of the best ways. I want to find a cool new way to play using what Switch offers.”
Maybe we’ll get a whole new game from Suda51 that takes advantage of the hybrid capabilities of Switch in the future. Remember, Grasshopper Manufacture is a confirmed partner…
GameStop website claims players will “play Pokemon at home” on Switch
Posted on 4 years ago by Zack in News, Switch | 123 Comments
If the description for the Nintendo Switch on GameStop’s website is to be believed, the console has a Pokemon game in its future.
On their websites page for the Nintendo Switch, GameStop has made a rather bold claim about what future owners will be doing once they get their hands on the console. According to GameSpot, players will be able to play “Skyrim on the go, and Pokemon at home.”
Nintendo Switch games will include new title offerings from Mario, Splatoon, Zelda, the NBA and more! You will even be able to play Skyrim on the go, or Pokemon at home with the Nintendo Switch. The unit will also include a number of handy, interchangeable Nintendo Switch accessories.
This is by no means an official announcement, and it would be wise to wait until Thursday to be sure about this. Considering there hasn’t ever been a mainline Pokemon game on a Nintendo home console, this would be very big news to leak out in an advertising slip up. That being said, it’s certainly an exciting prospect.
You can read over the page for yourself here.
New Zelda: Breath of the Wild art (1/9/17)
Nintendo didn’t have any new concept art to share from Zelda: Breath of the Wild last week, but we do have a new image today. Get a look at today’s image showing the outfit of a worker in Hyrule above.
The Next Penelope cancelled for Wii U, dev looking into feasibility of Switch version
Posted on 4 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch, Wii U eShop | 10 Comments
The Next Penelope originally came out in 2015. A Wii U version was planned, but creator Aurélien Regard has since confirmed that it’s been cancelled on the console.
The one bright spot here is that Regard is looking into whether a port on Switch will be possible. It also sounds like he’s hoping to bring his next game to the new system since Unity is supported, which is what the project is built on.
Continue on below for Regard’s full comments on the situation.
More Switch accessory listings appear – “wand” mode for Joy-Con mentioned
Posted on 4 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch | 51 Comments
Switch accessories have been popping up left and right over the past couple of weeks. Now from Nordic distributor Pan Vision, a bunch more have been listed.
Perhaps the most interesting of the bunch is for Joy-Con armor guards. In that listing, it mentions separate “wand” and “controller” modes for the controller. Another accessory hints at voice chat, but I think that’s something we were all expecting from Switch at this point.
Here’s the full rundown from Reddit user pixelpushing:
Finnish retailer lists several Switch accessories
Posted on 4 years ago by Matt(@OnePunchMaz) in News, Switch | 3 Comments
Finnish retailer Konsolinet has listed several Switch accessories from ORB on their website. ORB have created a couple of accessories for Nintendo hardware in the past, including the Wii and the 3DS. The accessories, like a Game Card holder or a grip for the Switch, don’t really tell us anything new about how the console will work, but it’s nonetheless nice to see that several third party accessories will be readily available.
Konsolinet also lists an official Switch Pro Controller on their website with a March 3rd release date, though that is likely a placeholder.
Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang appeared at CES 2017 this weekend, and while the main topics of the keynote were not Nintendo related, he briefly did touch on the Switch when asked if it connected to their AI endeavors:
Nintendo Switch is a game console. It’s very Nintendo. That entire experience is going to be very Nintendo. The beauty of that company, the craft of that company, the philosophy of that company—they’re myopically, singularly focused on making sure that the gaming experience is amazing, surprising, and safe for young people, for children. Their dedication to their craft, that singular dedication, is quite admirable. When you guys all see Switch, I believe people are going to be blown away, quite frankly. It’s really delightful.
Nikkei article speculates about Switch price
Posted on 4 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Rumors, Switch | 78 Comments
Update: We’ve managed to gain access to Nikkei’s full article, and it appears to be more light speculation rather than a true assertion. It talks about how Wii U and Wii both launched at a price of 25,000 yen for instance, and an analyst from Rakuten is expecting Switch to be around 20,000 yen to be a popular item. This isn’t quite like Nikkei’s other articles that really went out of its way to make it clear that it had original information on hand.
Original: Nikkei has published an article with what could be the Japanese price point for Switch. According to the site, Nintendo will be setting the system at 25,000 yen. Unfortunately, we don’t have access to the full piece as a membership is required, but that price is in fact what Nikkei is claiming.
A direct conversion from yen would put Switch at around $213.65. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean Nintendo would price it at $200. A $250 price point in the United States could end up happening – assuming Nikkei’s information is even accurate.
Nikkei doesn’t have a completely accurate record when it comes to unconfirmed reports. That being said, the outlet has been very solid in the past.
Trio of devs share preliminary Switch thoughts – power, NVIDIA development, what they’re excited for
Posted on 4 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch | 59 Comments
Well before NX was known as Switch, GamesTM spoke with three developers about the system. The UK magazine previously caught up with DrinkBox co-founder Graham Smith, Rebellion Developments co-founder Chris Kingsley, and Zen Studios VP of Publishing Mel Kirk. Now that we’re starting to get an idea as to what Switch actually is (though much more so next month), GamesTM once again posed some questions to these game makers.
You can read the full Q&A about Switch in this month’s issue of GamesTM. However, we did pick out some excerpts below. Smith, Kingsley, and Kirk shared some thoughts about Switch’s power, developing with NVIDIA hardware, and what they’re most excited about.