Reggie on Nintendo’s changed mobile stance, Pokemon GO affect on 3DS hardware, mobile won’t hurt Switch
Engadget published a few new quotes from Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime. With Super Mario Run taking the spotlight this month, the discussion focused on mobile.
Reggie spoke about Satoru Iwata’s comments from 2011 and how Nintendo’s stance on mobile has changed since then. He also talked about how Pokemon GO has given 3DS a big boost and spoke about how Switch won’t be negatively impacted.
Head past the break for Reggie’s comments. Read Engadget’s full piece here.
First screenshots and art from the Switch exclusive Seasons of Heaven
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Earlier today, we heard rumblings of a new Switch exclusive from Any Arts Production known as Seasons of Heaven. French outlet Gameblog has now come forward with the first screenshots and art. You can check them out below.
Seasons of Heaven, based on the French novel of the same name, is focused around a group of survivors in a post-civilization world. Yann – a young boy with Asperger’s syndrome – and his French bulldog Ani are the primary characters, and both will be playable. The game is running in Unreal Engine 4.
We’ll be seeing even more of Seasons of Heaven next week. Gameblog is promising first gameplay and a developer interview next week.
The rumored Switch exclusive game seems to be Seasons of Heaven
Posted on 5 years ago by Matt(@OnePunchMaz) in News, Rumors, Switch | 40 Comments
Laura Kate Dale teased that a Switch exclusive game will be revealed in December, but didn’t give any details beyond that. However, it seems like we may already have a pretty good idea of what the game is going to be.
The screenshots of the game that Laura has posted bear a striking resemblance to artwork shown on the homepage for the book “Seasons of Heaven” (original French title: “Les saisons du paradis”). This book by French author Nico Augusto has been adapted into an audio book – more interestingly, however, a game adaptation of the book is also in the works; the “game” tab on the book’s website doesn’t show anything at the moment, however. The rest of the website is nonetheless worth checking out – the art shown there focuses heavily on the little boy wearing a backpack, his dog and the distinctive tower in the distance – all elements that are present in the screenshots Laura has posted. More tellingly, Augusto tweeted the following on Monday:
We are going to show someswitch this week. Stay tuned and follow @AnyArtsProd
— Nico.A (@NicoWav) December 6, 2016
A not-so-subtle hint at a possible Switch game, right? Any Arts Production seems to be the developer of the game.
None of this is an official confirmation just yet, but all signs seem to be pointing at this being the Switch game that Laura Kate Dale talked about.
Rumor: new Switch exclusive game will be revealed in December with a gameplay trailer
Posted on 5 years ago by Matt(@OnePunchMaz) in Rumors, Switch | 12 Comments
Laura Kate Dale has once again delivered another report on the Switch – or rather, she’s delivered a juicy bit of info and some screenshots this time. According to her, a new Switch exclusive game (shown in these screenshots) will be revealed in December via a gameplay trailer. She doesn’t offer any details beyond that, like who the publisher or the developer of the game is. It seems unlikely that it’s Nintendo however, since they would probably save a big announcement like that for the big Switch event in January.
As always, take rumors like this with a grain of salt, even if they come from a reliable source like Laura. Either way, if this is indeed real, we should hear about it pretty soon since we’re already well into December.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild demoed on Switch for the first time on The Tonight Show
For the first time ever, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was shown running on Switch during The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Here’s the full video, which also shows off Super Mario Run:
Rumor: Details on plans for Switch’s Virtual Console, include specific GameCube games
A few hours ago, Tom Phillips from Eurogamer tweeted that GameCube support is planned for the Virtual Console on Switch. The site now has its full report up about the situation.
Super Mario Sunshine, Luigi’s Mansion, and Super Smash Bros. Melee are the first games Eurogamer claims Nintendo has been focusing on. The original Animal Crossing is also being looked into, with all of its NES games included. Eurogamer adds that Nintendo is considering support for the GameCube controller adapter on Wii U, though “a final decision has not yet been made.”
Nintendo on Switch’s name, goal with the announcement trailer
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The latest issue of Nintendo Dream has a feature on Switch. As part of that, the Japanese magazine sent a few questions Nintendo’s way.
One of the topics was about Switch’s name. While many people have thought that its origin comes from “switching” between your television and the dedicated screen on the portable device, there’s more to it than that. By making a console-level game portable, it’s changing the experience of entertainment in players’ daily lives. The “switch” here has a meaning that’s almost closer to “change”.
Nintendo’s full words on the name:
Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida: Switch is “a very unique system”, “good for core gamers”
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Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has always spoken highly of Nintendo, so it’s no surprise that he once again had some positive words to share when talking about Switch in a new interview.
While talking with DigitalSpy about the console, Yoshida noted:
“I think it’s a very unique system. It’s very interesting that they’ve designed the system to work well with more conventional games in terms of inputs and buttons. So I think it’s good for core gamers and their marketing message focused on that.”
Aside from that, Yoshida also said that he believes Nintendo is “going to cover a new market for themselves” when asked if he views the big N as competition with regard to hardware sales.
Rumor: Dark Souls III running on Switch, all three games with DLC a possibility
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FromSoftware is one of many developers named as a partner for Switch. LetsPlayVideoGames may now give us an idea about what the studio is planning.
One of the site’s sources claims that Dark Souls III is running on Switch “with a level of performance they are happy with.” A small team has been working on the port for several months.
FromSoftware has been taking a wait-and-see approach with potential ports. The company wanted to see how Dark Souls III performed sales-wise before moving forward. However, if FromSoftware pursues ports, Switch (and other consoles) would receive a re-release of all three Dark Souls titles with DLC bundled in.
Rumor: Switch Dock increases performance with USB-C connection
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LetsPlayVideoGames is back with a new report regarding Switch. The site claims to have further information about the Dock, of which there has been some uncertainty.
Apparently, the Dock does in fact increase the performance of the portable device. However, this isn’t due to additional processing power in the Dock.
As LetsPlayVideoGames explains:
“When the system is connected to the dock by USB-C, the system’s components will run at a higher clock speed to facilitate 1080p resolutions on the TV. Both video and power will be transferred over USB-C when docked. Plugging the system into the dock will also activate a small additional fan to help with cooling when run at that higher clock speed. This fan is in the rear of the dock, and there is a gap in the back of the dock to allow the system’s inbuilt fans to vent when docked.”