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Unity 5.6 was released yesterday. Among various features, the engine now has native support for Switch.

It’s true that Unity-built games are already out on Switch. Nintendo published Snipperclips for the system’s launch, while Konami sent out Super Bomberman R. With official support though, all developers now have the opportunity to easily release titles they’ve created in Unity on Switch.

Nintendo made it a mission to ensure that Switch provided support for developer tools from the get-go. Unlike Wii U for instance, Switch has official Unreal Engine 4 support from Epic Games.



Zelda: Breath of the Wild has a ton of interesting little touches and details that players may not notice. All of the game’s functions interact in many different ways that affect the world.

This past week, one player shared a discovery regarding the game’s weather cycle. Four screenshots in the same area were taken showing how they evolved over time. As it was raining, a sizable pond form. Then as the sun started to come out, it shrank, and continued to do so across the remaining images. It’s pretty amazing and not something that many others were aware of before.

Here’s a look at the weather cycle in action and a puddle that forms / dissipates:

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Nintendo just went live with a new commercial to promote Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, launching in April. See it for yourself below.

Thanks to StreetPass Germany, we have an early look at LEGO City Undercover on Switch ahead of next week’s launch. Watch 27 minutes of footage below.

If you’ve played Donkey Kong 64, chances are you’re familiar with the DK Rap. Even those who have heard about the game in passing may be aware of the famous song, as it’s only gained in popularity over the years.

Grant Kirkhope, the creator of the DK Rap, is one of the composers working on Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee. The 3D platformer is taking inspiration from many N64 games such as Banjo-Kazooie. The influences don’t stop there though, as it appears Kirkhope is preparing a new take on the DK Rap as a tie-in for Yooka-Laylee.

Playtonic put out the following video on YouTube earlier today:

Nintendo World Report has a new comparison up showing how the loading times in LEGO City Undercover differ on Switch and Wii U. It’s quicker on Switch for sure, but perhaps not as much as originally expected.

You can watch the preliminary comparison below. If a patch comes out next week, it could improve loading further – but it’s unclear if that will actually happen.

Earlier this week, Nintendo had a bit of fun with real life farmers by taking on a new challenge with 1-2-Switch’s Milk mini-game. PETA saw this, and has now written a bizarre letter of its own to the big N.

The animal rights organization believes that 1-2-Switch isn’t being realistic in terms of how it portrays cow milking, calling it “far from reality” as the real act may sometimes be more violent. PETA thinks Nintendo should make the experience more authentic and even asks for certain sounds to be added in. If that isn’t possible, the letter suggests that Nintendo should “switch to simulating activities in which no animals suffer.”

Here’s the full letter:


An update for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been released that supposedly fixes some of the game’s framerate problems in certain areas. The folks over at GameXplain put that to the test and released a video where they compare the game’s performance before and after applying the patch. Turns out that it does indeed cause the game to run at an improved framerate. Check out the full video below:

Just like in the first game, you will have the ability to reroll abilities on a piece of gear in Splatoon 2. This task is once again performed by a sea urchin – not Spyke though. Instead, a new character called “Spiky” (this is his Japanese name, could likely be changed in the English), who is said to be an admirer of Spyke, will do this for you. In the example image, rerolling all three abilities on a pair of shoes is shown to cost 20,000 gold. It will also be possible to use Super Sea Snails to pay for this service, though we don’t know yet how they can be obtained in Splatoon 2.

When you reroll abilities, you will also get “Ability Fragments”, which can be used to add abilities to a piece of gear, if you collect enough of them.



Downloadable content is on the way to Super Bomberman R. Better yet, what Konami has in store will be free.

Konami gave a first tease of the Super Bomberman R DLC during a Game Theory live stream earlier tonight. It should encompass new stages and characters at the very least.

The following teaser was shown:

Konami didn’t provide a timetable for the DLC nor specifics about its contents. An official announcement should be made within the next few days.

Thanks to Antonino for the tip.

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