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Accessibility has become a more prominent topic in the gaming industry, and we’ve seen Microsoft in particular make a push with initiatives like its adaptive controller. Interestingly, there were plans – at least at one point – for a new kind of controller that would work across Nintendo, Xbox, and PlayStation hardware.

Former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime shared that news in an interview with Inverse. He said the Xbox adaptive controller was being used “as a jumping-off point to create something that would be platform-agnostic and adaptable by any consumer.” The Nintendo / Xbox / PlayStation controller was happening three years ago, though Reggie isn’t sure if it’s still in development.

Nintendos sexual harassment

Nintendo has started to face some controversy with its employees this year. Back in April, one staffer claimed that their right to unionize was violated and this person filed a complaint with National Labor Relations Board. That was actually followed up a second labor complaint earlier this month against Nintendo and contracting company Ashton Carter. Kotaku now has a story up regarding sexual harassment.

It’s a pretty noteworthy read and we do recommend you giving it a look here. However, we’ve rounded up some of the more notable points below. 


The Life is Strange: Arcadia Bay Collection

Square Enix will release Life is Strange: Arcadia Bay Collection for Switch on September 27, the company announced today.

The package contains Life is Strange Remastered and Life is Strange: Before the Storm Remastered. It will feature every update, and optimized for Switch. This was previously known as simply Life is Strange Remastered Collection.

Wave Race 64 Nintendo Switch Online

Wave Race 64 is the next N64 game joining Nintendo Switch Online, it’s been announced. Those with access to the Expansion Pack tier can begin playing on August 19, 2022.

Wave Race 64, a racing title, originally released shortly after the launch of the Nintendo 64 in 1996. Players can choose from one of four watercraft racers, each with their own abilities and style, and try to capture glory in Championship Mode, go for the fastest time in Time Trials, pull off tricks in Stunt Mode, or challenge a friend in 2P VS. Mode.

Disney & Marvel Games Showcase D23 Expo 2022

Disney announced today that it will host a Disney & Marvel Games Showcase at D23 Expo 2022 on September 9. It will be live streamed on various platforms, including YouTube.

The event will take place at the following times:


Avatar The Last Airbender - Quest for Balance leak

A new game titled Avatar: The Last Airbender – Quest for Balance will be released on Switch, according to a listing on Amazon Japan. GameMill will be publishing the title.

Unfortunately, the listing doesn’t contain any notable information, so we’ll be left to speculate what the game actually is. The page does include a November 8, 2022 release date, but that’s all.

The Splatoon 3 Direct aired this week and it was quite the doozy. In its 30-minute presentation, Nintendo shared a ton of details about the upcoming Switch exclusive.

We got a look at new battle stages, new maneuvers, and new weapons. The three main modes were also given a new look with the single-player Story Mode, “Return of the Mammalians”, Turf War, and Salmon Run. We also know have confirmation that Splatfests are back, but now with three teams instead of two plus Tricolor Turf War battles. We also got some new reveals with the Deep Cut trio, new amiibo, Tableturf Battle, and more. You can catch up on the full recap here.

Now that we’re a few days removed from the Splatoon 3 Direct, how did you feel about the presentation? What are your overall feelings on the game in general? Let us know in the comments.

Kirby Forgotten Land Star Allies connection

There are now two major Kirby games on Switch. Kirby Star Allies came first and was largely 2D, but you might be interested to know that it largely paved the way for Kirby and the Forgotten Land.

Shinya Kumazaki, who was the general director of both games, spoke about their development connection with Japanese magazine Nintendo Dream. Kumazaki says that Star Allies was a means of “laying the groundwork for future works and we were sure that the next game would be 3D.” Interestingly, HAL Laboratory felt that Star Allies and Forgotten Land were “a single large connected project.”

THQ Nordic digital showcase live stream August 2022

The August 2022 THQ Nordic digital showcase is happening in just a bit, and we have a live stream ready to go. The event kicks off at 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET / 8 PM in the UK / 9 PM in Europe. There’ll also be a pre-show with titles from HandyGames.

THQ Nordic says its showcase will have “brand-new announcements along with updates and reveals for previously-announced games.” Presumably we’ll get an update on SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake, which was announced nearly a year ago and hasn’t been seen since.

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switch no price increase

According to Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa, the company has no plans to increase the price of the Switch.

Furukawa shared that information in an interview with Nikkei. He said that Switch demand is currently outpacing supply, but that doesn’t mean Nintendo will up the price. The company wants to “avoid pricing people out” and “maintain the momentum of our overall business.”

Furukawa’s comments came about while talking about Switch hardware production as well as sales targets. You can read the brief interview below. 

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