June 22, 2017

Nintendo Downloads - June 22, 2017 3DSWiiUSwitch

by Donald Theriault - 6:06 am PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Nintendo

To say a game is slightly reminiscent this week is to call E3 a little annoying.

The big release this week on a worldwide basis is the long-awaited Ever Oasis, which drops Friday. Casey will have a review up shortly, but it's a very chill experience based on the demo and is certainly worth looking into. But if you don't trust me on that, Neal's preview should help in that regard.


June 19, 2017

Nintendo Sales Panic: May 2017 US NPD Group Results Switch3DSWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 5:51 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: NPD Group

Shortages were a big problem in May.

The Switch continues to be a hot property and constrained by hardware shortages, according to the May US sales results released by the NPD Group today.

Although the PlayStation 4 reclaimed top spot in hardware sales in May, the increase in hardware year over year is tied to the Switch. According to NPD analyst Mat Piscatella, the Switch is "the primary catalyst for hardware spending gains, as it has since launching in March 2017".


Switch Firmware Update Adds New Friend Options, Keyboard Support And More Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:25 pm PDT
Total comments: 14 Source: Nintendo

Including stability. Can't forget the stability.

A software update for the Switch has resolved a long-standing issue with the Switch and added a couple of new features.

The 3.0 system software, which is available for download now, adds the ability to pull friends from the Wii U and 3DS friends lists, and enables support for USB keyboards in docked mode. The Pro Controller can also be used as a wired USB controller, though the NFC reader will be disabled in this mode.


Pokemon Go Gym and Raiding Update Detailed Mobi

by Justin Berube - 9:56 am PDT
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A new Gym system, items, group raids, and more.

An update to the existing Pokémon Go Gym system will be slowly rolling out around the world over the next few weeks. In order to prepare for the update Pokémon currently in Gyms will return to their owners. The Gym update will consist of multiple changes.

Gyms will soon also function as PokéStops. Similar to existing PokéStops, players can spin the Photo Disc to get items.


June 15, 2017

2064: Read Only Memories To Release On Switch In 2018 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 4:44 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: MidBoss

Futuristic cyberpunk adventure with some major voice actors.

A beloved PlayStation 4 adventure game will release on the Switch next year.

2064: Read Only Memories was announced for a Switch release a short time ago by the game's official Twitter account. The M-rated adventure is set in the city of Neo San Francisco in the year 2064, and involves using hyper-sentient AI to attempt to solve a kidnapping.


First ARMS DLC Revealed Switch

by Donald Theriault - 2:36 pm PDT
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A new challenger has entered the stadium!

ARMS's 11th playable fighter will be entering the ring shortly.

The new character will be named Max Brass, who is a champion whose arms are made out of title belts. Brass can charge his entire upper body, in order to both do additional damage with punches and to prevent flinching in a matter similar... Read more...

Metroid Samus Returns (3DS) Treehouse Live E3 2017 Roundup

by Perry Burkum - 1:50 pm PDT
Total comments: 1

Nintendo is finally bringing back some sweet 2D Metroid action

Nintendo showed off a fair bit of content and information for the newly announced soon-to-be released 3DS game Metroid Samus Returns on their Treehouse Live E3 2017 stream.

Treehouse was accompanied by producer Yoshio Sakamoto, who gave us a big insight into the production of Metroid Samus Returns.... Read more...

Reggie: Challenging to Do Physical MyNintendo Rewards in North America Switch

by - 1:03 pm PDT
Total comments: 18 Source: IGN, IGN

The NOA President also talked about Virtual Console, why they revealed Metroid Prime 4, and compared Zelda and Mario Kart 8 in digital sales.

Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime didn't dismiss the idea of bringing physical rewards to MyNintendo in North America, but he said there are challenges to that happening. "I've got to create solutions that are going to work for Canada, that are going to work for Latin America," he shared... Read more...

Unruly Heroes Announced for Switch Switch

by Carmine Red - 12:07 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Mighty Design Studios

The stylish 4-player action game is targetting an early 2018 release.

Unruly Heroes is coming to the Switch and is currently targeting an early 2018 release. The game is shaping up to be a side-scrolling action game, and is inspired by the famous Chinese legend, "A journey to the west," better known as the Monkey King legend.

The game will also feature 4-player...

Local Co-op Play Confirmed For Super Mario Odyssey Switch

by Donald Theriault - 11:43 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Treehouse Live

You can be the man, or you can be the hat.

Super Mario Odyssey won't just have to be a solo adventure.

During a demo for the game today, a local co-op option was shown using two Joy-Cons. The second player controls Cappy, who can attack independently of Mario and also provide a platform for extremely long jumps.

Other control methods for the co-op were not discussed.


Ever Oasis Receiving Demo Today 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 11:11 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Treehouse Live

Just a short time from now.

Miitopia or Brain Training aren't the only demos of the week after all.

During the second Treehouse Live segment of the day, a demo was announced for Ever Oasis. The demo will be live as of approximately 3 p.m. Eastern time / noon Pacific time.


Nintendo Downloads - June 15, 2017 SwitchWiiU3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:05 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

We have an effective shadow drop on Friday.

On this, the final day (ever?) of E3, there are still some digital things coming out on the eShops. In fact, Nintendo is wasting no time getting back on the big release train with ARMS releasing tomorrow. Switch owners have had a couple of opportunities to check the game out in the last few weeks, so be ready to punch the night away tomorrow night.


June 14, 2017

Carrera 1:20 scale Peach RC Kart Thank You Giveaway! Site News

by Carmine Red - 7:57 pm PDT
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Sushi Striker: The Way Of Sushido Announced For 3DS 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 3:30 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Treehouse Live

The new games just keep coming.

Nintendo has announced a new 3DS title called Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido at Treehouse Live.

Developed by IndiesZero, the game is an action puzzle title in which players fight a warring kingdom for the rights to all of the world's sushi. The game is "in development", and the demo is still... Read more...

Super Mario Odyssey Developer Diary Highlights Amiibo Usage Switch

by Bryan Rose - 3:12 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo (YouTube), Reddit

Just what do the new Mario Odyssey Amiibo do?

Nintendo released a video highlighting various aspects of Super Mario Odyssey, with Amiibo details being the highlight.

The video features Kenta Motokura, Super Mario Odyssey's game director, talking about various aspects of the game, including the story and the new "capturing" mechanic that allows Mario to take control over enemies and other characters.


Miitopia Demo Coming Today 3DS

by Justin Berube - 2:42 pm PDT
Total comments: 1

Try Nintendo's upcoming 3DS title before you buy.

A demo of Miitopia will be hitting the North American eShop later today. This demo features the beginning of the game and progress players make can be transferred over to the final version when it releases.

This information was revealed at the end of the Miitopia segment during Nintendo's Treehouse Live segment.


Capcom Not Planning To Localize Monster Hunter XX For Switch At This Time Switch

by Donald Theriault - 2:37 pm PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Gamespot

If it's coming outside Japan, it'll need someone to step in. Updated with Capcom statement.


Just to clarify: our official response is we have not announced any plans to localize MHXX at this time.

— Monster Hunter (@monsterhunter) June 14, 2017

Original story follows

Western Switch fans will be waiting a while for a Monster Hunter title.


Miyamoto: Pikmin 4 Is 'Progressing' Switch

by Bryan Rose - 2:23 pm PDT
Total comments: 9 Source: Eurogamer

Shigeru Miyamoto confirms Pikmin's fourth instalment is in still in development.

Pikmin 4, which was absent at this years E3, is "progressing", legendary Nintendo producer Shigeru Miyamoto said.

In an interview with Eurogamer's Tom Phillips, Miyamoto says that the Pikmin 4 project is still in development, though he couldn't say much more at the moment.

"I've been told not to share anything about this from PR," Miyamoto told him, "but I can tell you it is progressing."


Limited Run Games Looking To Begin Shipping Switch Titles "By 2018"

by Donald Theriault - 2:22 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Limited Run Games

High demand has halted the discussion for now.

Boutique game distributor Limited Run Games has been in discussions with Nintendo about beginning to ship Switch titles, but plans have been put on hold due to high demand.

The company currently sells small (1000 - 3000 copy) runs of otherwise digital only titles, including such titles as the Mutant... Read more...

Metroid: Samus Returns Gets Special Edition Release For Europe 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 2:07 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo UK

A few more goodies than the North American version

The European special edition of Metroid: Samus Returns is going all out.

According to Nintendo's UK site, a special edition will be available for the game that includes a steelbook, a gold "S" pin, an artbook, a soundtrack selection CD, a Morph Ball-styled keyring and a download code for Metroid II: Return of Samus on 3DS.

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