2020 World Video Game Hall of Fame inductees announced
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The Strong National Museum of Play today announced the final lineup for its 2020 inductees. Bejeweled, Centipede, King’s Quest, and Minecraft have all been selected.
Back in March, the original twelve nominees were announced. Frogger, Goldeneye 007, Guitar Hero, NBA Jam, Nokia Snake, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and Where in the World is Carmen San Diego were ultimately not chosen.
To recap, below are the inductees from previous years:
Xenoblade celebrates 10th anniversary, special art released
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Xenoblade is celebrating its 10th anniversary today. The first entry on Wii initially launched in Japan on June 10, 2010. To celebrate, some special artwork has been prepared, which we have above.
Xenoblade Chronicles wasn’t localized until the European edition in August 2011. North America had to continue waiting for the RPG, as Nintendo didn’t bring it over until April 2012.
Since the original Xenoblade Chronicles, we’ve seen Xenoblade Chronicles X on Wii U and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 on Switch. Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, a redone version of the Wii title, came to Switch late last month.
Nintendo considers Animal Crossing: New Horizons to be the start of the series’ third generation
Animal Crossing: New Horizons director Aya Kyogoku spoke about the evolution of the franchise in an interview with Spanish outlet La Vanguardia. In her view, the new Switch game marks the start of the series’ third generation.
Here’s our full translation of Kyogoku’s comments, courtesy of Nintendo Everything reader jesusxd96:
All Switch, 3DS, and Wii U network services are currently down
Update: All services have been restored. Downtime was at least three hours.
Original: All of Nintendo’s platforms are currently experiencing online issues. The company has confirmed that Switch, 3DS, and Wii U network services are down.
If you’re having trouble connecting with friends in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, now you know why. This also extends to the eShops and other services.
Here’s the current status update:
Video: The Wonderful 101: Remastered – Switch vs. Wii U comparison
After first appearing on Wii U, PlatinumGames’ action title is returning on Switch as The Wonderful 101: Remastered. View a video below from GameXplain comparing the two versions.
The Wonderful 101: Remastered officially launches via the eShop on May 19. Fans can pick up a physical copy starting June 30 in North America and July 3 in Europe.
Nintendo has restored all network services
Earlier today, all of Nintendo’s network services experienced a massive crash. The company’s digital stores were down, and players were unable to access online gameplay.
Several hours later, everything has been restored. You should be able to access the eShops as well as access other online functions.
Nintendo did not provide an explanation as to why it’s network services were severely impacted.
Kamiya talks about his early meetings with Nintendo, how the art direction for The Wonderful 101 changed
In a recent issue of Famitsu, PlatinumGames’ Hideki Kamiya bonded with game director and scenario writer, Taro Yoko, over their mutual unwillingness to compromise on their creative visions. This prompted Yoko to bring up the topic of The Wonderful 101, as he had heard that the art direction for the game was quite different in the very beginning of development.
Kamiya explained the situation in our translation below:
Nintendo Minute – “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Run vs. Ride Challenge”
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This week’s episode of Nintendo Minute has gone live. In today’s video, Kit and Krysta take on a challenge in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to see which is faster – running or riding a horse. Check out the full episode below.
Nintendo maintenance schedule – March 1, 2020
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Nintendo has updated its upcoming maintenance schedule. There’s actually nothing planned for this week (at least so far), but there’s a bunch of stuff happening the week after.
Here’s the full schedule as things stand now:
Shovel Knight – upcoming version 4.1 update detailed
Yacht Club Games has detailed a big 4.1 update planned for Shovel Knight. It will affect the various campaigns in addition to Shovel Knight Showdown.
Note that version 4.1 isn’t actually live yet on Nintendo platforms, but should be in the near future. For now, you can read up on all of the patch notes below.