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Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition

Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition has now been officially revealed. The game launches for Switch on July 18, 2024.

Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition pays tribute to the 1990 tournament held in 1990, 2015, and 2017. The game features a variety of bite-sized bits of classic blockbusters, and there are over 150 speedrun challenges taken from 13 classic NES titles.

All eyes are on what’s coming next from Nintendo following Switch, especially given today’s news. President Shuntaro Furukawa finally commented on the system’s successor and confirmed that it will be announced within the next fiscal year, which ends in March 2025.

During a financial call, Furukawa was asked if the new console is brand new or something else. He responded by saying that “Switch next model is the appropriate way to describe it”.


Rocket Knight Adventures: Re-Sparked release date

Rocket Knight Adventures: Re-Sparked now has a release date. According to an official announcement, the game launches on June 11, 2024.

Rocket Knight Adventures: Re-Sparked, which includes a trio of Konami titles, was previously revealed at the start of the year. This is the first time we’re hearing about any sort of release timing.

Here’s an overview of the game:

Nintendo will be revealing the successor to Switch within this fiscal year, the company just confirmed.

That news comes directly from president Shuntaro Furukawa. Furukawa provided the brief update as part of today’s financial results – you can read about that here.

Also confirmed today is that the next Nintendo Direct will air in June. However, fans should expect to hear news about what’s slated for Switch for the second half of the year only.

The full statement reads:

Thanks to Nintendo’s latest financial results, we have an updated list of million sellers on Switch. This is based on data through March 31, 2024.

Two new entries are here this time around. As it turns out, Princess Peach: Showtime and Mario vs. Donkey Kong have both crossed the million mark.

Here is the full lineup of Nintendo million sellers on Switch for May 2024:

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Nintendo release schedule May 2024

Nintendo updated its release schedule for its May 2024 financial results, which covers the full fiscal year. The company is highlighting what’s on the horizon for Switch.

Right now there aren’t too many surprises. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door and Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD are here, but both will be out within the next couple of months. Metroid Prime 4 is also still on the list, but doesn’t have any sort of release window. Pokemon Legends: Z-A is the main new addition, and that launches in 2025.

Here’s the complete schedule:


Nintendo financial results May 2024

Nintendo’s financial results report for May 2024 is now available. This is a big one as it covers the company’s full fiscal year. As usual we’re able to see the latest update on Switch hardware sales and software sales plus more.

Below are the full highlights:

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Endless Ocean Luminous review

System: Switch
Release date: May 2, 2024
Developer: Akira
Publisher: Nintendo

As thoroughly as humanity has managed to explore the surface of our planet up through the present day, it’s a well-known fact that the vast majority of Earth’s oceans remain unexplored. And while plenty of games have sought to make tangible the feeling of exploring an underwater realm, Nintendo’s Endless Ocean series remains one of only a handful that focuses on our planet’s biology first and foremost. It’s been over a decade since the last game in the series, Endless Ocean: Blue World, released on the Wii; that game has held a special place in my heart ever since, so I was excited to see Endless Ocean Luminous announced for the Switch. In some ways, it manages to bring the series forward in exactly the ways I had hoped – its expanded focus on multiplayer helps the sprawling seas feel a little more lively and dynamic, and enhanced controls and visuals make the act of exploring more pleasant than ever. Unfortunately, as an overall experience, Endless Ocean Luminous is a significant step backward from its predecessor in many ways, resulting in a package that feels significantly shallower than I had hoped.

Mythical Pokemon

One of the most common criticisms of modern Pokemon is its handling of Mythical Pokemon. Though the recent Mochi Mayhem DLC in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is a welcome exception, several important Mythical Pokemon have drawn attention for their distinct lack of backstory. Otherwise well-designed creatures like Diancie, Volcanion, Zeraora, and Zarude are somewhat notorious for doing absolutely nothing in the games they were introduced in. Today, we’re going over all the interesting Mythical Pokemon events the games have had to offer and coming up with new ones for the Mythical Pokemon that didn’t receive one.

These days Xenoblade is one of Nintendo’s bigger franchises – at least when it comes to RPGs – but that wasn’t always the case. The first entry came out in English more than a year after its Japanese launch, and that was for European fans only. It wasn’t until the “Operation Rainfall” fan campaign that Nintendo brought it to North America in 2012.

Those unfamiliar with the early days of Xenoblade may not know that it was originally titled Monado: Beginning of the World. The game was actually announced at E3 2009 with an under-the-radar reveal. Yet even though the reveal took place during what was the biggest gaming show of the year in the states, it seems Nintendo of America knew right away it wouldn’t be bringing the RPG stateside.

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