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At Variety’s Entertainment and Technology Summit, Nintendo of America’s president Reggie Fils-Aime offered a brief overview regarding the company’s plans for 2018.

Reggie touched on all of the key points you would expect. Nintendo will still be looking to drive its Switch business with “a number of great games”. Reggie also stressed how increasing the system’s install base will create opportunities for third-parties.

A new weapon has made its first appearance in Splatoon 2. Specifically, the Grizzco Blaster has shown up in the newest rotation for Salmon Run.

We’re hearing that the Grizzco Blaster appears randomly in Salmon Run matches. It has the label “Rare Weapon”. While it has a massive fire rate, ink is consumed very quickly. Note that weapons can stack and switch between waves.

Here’s some footage:

Source 1, Source 2


When The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim hits Switch in November, GameStop will be selling an exclusive bundle. Along with a copy of the game, you’ll receive a Skyrim clear case.

The case is a 3-piece protector featuring artwork from the game and designed to resemble worn metal armor right out of the Skyrim world. Nintendo and Bethesda has officially licensed the case.

GameStop’s Skyrim bundle can be ordered here.

IGN published a new video that compares NBA 2K18 on Switch to the game running on a PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One S. See how the three versions stack up against each other below.


2K Sports has prepared a launch trailer of sorts for NBA 2K18, which is out today on Switch. Have a look at the video below.

One of the developers from TT Games stopped by Reddit today to answer questions about LEGO Worlds. What’s to come for updates, development time for the Switch version, and more were discussed.

Here’s a quick recap:

– Additional feature the team is hoping to discuss soon
– Adhoc / LAN multiplayer this year
– Next patch will add online multiplayer, improve performance
– Decided against IP tie-ins to keep LEGO Worlds apart from other games
– Will add more LEGO-exclusive IPs
– Will be adding an automatic house builder called the “Planner”
– Team will add feature updates and improve existing ones like menus and the way tools behave
– “Survivor” game mode planned
– Easier to port to Switch than other consoles since most of the work was already done when the game was ported to other consles
– Gyroscopic aiming controls will be considered
– Took about five months to make the Switch versions
– More biomes likely to be added
– No demo planned
– Working on a way to creating things and then being able to download other people’s creations

If you’re interested, you can find the full Reddit AMA here.

Along with Wolfenstein II, Bethesda announced Doom for Switch this week. The latter game is heading to the console this holiday.

USgamer reached out to Bethesda in hopes of finding out more about Doom’s visuals and performance on Switch. The site was told, “DOOM on Switch is custom-built for the hardware and while graphics won’t be 1:1 with other platforms, the game will deliver the amazing DOOM look and feel that fans are excited to get on Switch.”

We do have some new comparisons below showing how the Switch version stacks up to the PlayStation 4 version. You can see that below.


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The file size situation surrounding NBA 2K18 on Switch has been a bit confusing. The Japanese Switch eShop initially listed the game for 6.8GB, but was later changed to 22.9GB.

Nintendo’s support site fully explains the situation. Here’s the full breakdown of storage requirements:

8Bitdo has two new controllers in the pipeline: the SN30 and SF30. Both are based on the SNES and Super Famicom controllers.

The two controllers work with Switch, macOS, and Android. They feature rumble vibration, motion controls, bluetooth, USB-C connectivity, and d-input and x-input functionality.

The SN30 controller is up on Amazon here. You can also pre-order the SF30 here. They should be out on December 10.


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Nintendo has a new round of maintenance scheduled for next week, affecting all platforms. Switch, Wii U, and 3DS will be impacted.

The latest maintenance schedule is as follows:

– 9 PM PT (September 19) – 2 AM PT (September 20)
– 12 AM ET (September 20) – 5 AM ET (September 20)
– 5 AM in the UK (September 20) – 10 AM in the UK (September 20)
– 6 AM in Europe (September 20) – 11 AM in Europe (September 20)

Online play of Switch / Wii U / 3DS games may be impacted while maintenance is taking place.


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