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April 1, 2023

EXCLUSIVE - Nintendo Hires Man to Remake Diddy Kong Racing - TRAILER! Switch

by John Rairdin - 9:15 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Extremely Confidential

Our pleas for Nintendo to "hire this man" have been answered.

After receiving a series of confidential leaks from contacts near Nintendo, we’ve been able to confirm that Nintendo themselves have in fact hired this man (pictured here), to remaster Diddy Kong Racing for the Nintendo Switch. Known only as CelestialFox93, this man has spent the last several months... Read more...

March 30, 2023

E3 2023 Officially Cancelled

by Donald Theriault - 5:08 pm EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: IGN

As was said so blithely about Mighty No 9 3DS earlier this week... bye, Felicia.

What has been obvious for days is now official: E3 2023 is cancelled.

Following confirmation of cancellations from major industry players including the last console manufacturer standing in Nintendo as well as Ubisoft and Sega, IGN has confirmed that the fourth attempt to hold the beleaguered event... Read more...

March 29, 2023

Nintendo Sales Panic: February 2023 US Sales Survey Results Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:23 pm EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Circana

We can't call it NPD anymore, which is also why it's two weeks late.

Following a merger with fellow analytics firm IRI under the new "Citrana" banner, the monthly US sales survey for February showed Nintendo hanging in against strong competition.

All data based on dollar sales from January 29 - February 25 unless otherwise noted, Nintendo first-party digital sales are not included though other third parties can contribute at their discretion.


March 28, 2023

Sega Confirms It Will Skip E3 2023 Show Floor Amid Increasing Rumors Of Event's Cancellation

by Donald Theriault - 4:27 pm EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: IGN

You either die leaking or live long enough to become Dashcon.

Another major industry player has pulled out of E3 2023 amid doubt the show will even occur.

In a statement to IGN, Sega have confirmed that they will not be attending the show planned for June 13 - 16 in Los Angeles. "After careful consideration, we have decided not to participate in E3 2023 as an exhibitor. We look forward to sharing more information on announced and unannounced projects in the future."


Tears Of The Kingdom Announces Branded Hardware, Shows Gameplay Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:17 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Also contains pain points and the Ultrahand.

As promised yesterday, the gameplay video for Tears of the Kingdom aired this morning - and also announced some rumored hardware.

A Tears of the Kingdom-branded Switch OLED model, which has been rumored for several weeks, will be available on April 28 for US$359.99 or equivalent. A branded Pro Controller and Switch carrying case will be available on May 12 (the game's launch date), as announced at the end of the video.


March 27, 2023

Ubisoft Reverses Course, Pulls Out Of E3 2023 Show Floor

by Donald Theriault - 3:56 pm EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Video Games Chronicle

This might be the first time in years Ubisoft senior management realized you can pull out.

Another major player in video games has reversed course and will not attend E3 2023.

Ubisoft, who previously had committed to having a booth on the floor for the relaunched show, have confirmed in a statement to Video Games Chronicle that they would be holding their own event in Los Angeles on June 12 called Ubisoft Forward Live in lieu of attending E3 from June 13 - 16.


Tears Of The Kingdom Gameplay To Be Shown Tomorrow By Eiji Aonuma Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:16 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Come on, no stamina meter, no whammies...

The longest look at the gameplay of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will air tomorrow.

Nintendo have announced a 10 minute gameplay video for the May 12 release tomorrow; it will be live on the company YouTube account at 10 a.m. ET / 7 a.m. PT / 1600 CET. The video will be presented by Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma.


Nintendo Downloads - March 30, 2023 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:00 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

In Memoriam: The 3DS and Wii U eShops (2011-23 and 2012-23)

The 3DS and Wii U eShops are dead at 8pm ET tonight. Long live the 3DS and Wii U eShops.

Things we missed last week: Taito's Bonze Adventure in the Archives and that's about it.

Ironically, there's a doubleheader of big games this week and one of them is a baseball game as MLB The Show 23 steps... Read more...

March 23, 2023

Sonic Origins Gets Plus Edition On June 23, Upgrade Option Available Switch

by Donald Theriault - 1:47 pm EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Sega

You can probably guess why that particular date was chosen.

It's Sonic's 30th anniversary, and his collection will be getting a lot bigger on the 32nd.

Sega have announced a "Plus" edition of Sonic Origins will release on June 23 to radically expand the June 2022-released classic Sonic compilation. The new additions will include:

12 Sonic-universe Game...

March 22, 2023

Final Portion Of Fire Emblem Engage Expansion Pass To Launch In Early April Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:45 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Some of us haven't finished the base game yet!

The newest Fire Emblem's expansion pass is a brief engagement.

Nintendo have confirmed that the "Fell Xenologue" story expansion will launch on April 4 in North America and 5 April in Europe and Japan. The capper to the expansion pass for the January 20 release is a story similar to the Three Houses "Cindered Shadows" story.


March 20, 2023

Nintendo Downloads - March 23, 2023 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:00 am EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

As game developers prepare to confer, we have a serious case of thunder thighs.

T-7 days until the 3DS and Wii U eShops close; if you were waiting until the last minute to make your purchases it's coming. If you buy eShop codes and still have your Nintendo Network ID linked to your Switch, you can add them to the account here.

Things we missed last week: Namco's sequel Thunder Ceptor II in the Archives, Japan went from 29 games to 56 in one week of shadowdrops.


March 15, 2023

Four Games Added To Nintendo Switch Online Free Libraries Mobi

by Donald Theriault - 9:33 pm EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

Let's face it though, you're just here for Kirby.

The basic Nintendo Switch Online libraries have received injections of new games tonight.

Two Game Boy games, alongside a Super Nintendo and an NES game, are now available via Switch Online app updates. The games are, in order of initial release:

NES: Xevious (1984/1988): Published by Namco in...

Microsoft Announces Ten Year Deal with Switch Cloud Gaming Provider Ubitus

by John Rairdin - 10:20 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Twitter

The future remains cloudy.

Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, announced this morning that Microsoft have signed a ten year partnership with Ubitus to stream Xbox PC games. This deal would also include Activision Blizzard titles, pending the approval of Microsoft's acquisition. The acquisition is currently held up in courts, but Microsoft is confident the deal will go through.


March 13, 2023

Nintendo Downloads - March 16, 2023 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:00 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Maybe the origins of Bayonetta will keep this week's Nintendo download press release from going into the spam folder.

T-14 days to eShop shutdown on Wii U and 3DS.

Things we missed last week: Turbo Force (1991 shooter) in the Archives, a canine-focused spinoff of the Metal Max series (Metal Dogs) which, if reviews are to be believed, can only improve on the last main series games, and a new Sherlock Holmes adventure from Frogwares (The Testament of Sherlock Holmes) now that the original ace detective is in the public domain.


March 8, 2023

Latest Inti Creates Release To Be Renamed, Removed From North American Store Pending Change Switch

by Donald Theriault - 10:02 pm EST
Total comments: 2 Source: Inti Creates

Remember kids, always check your trademarks.

A game released on February 23 was recently removed from the North American eShop, and it turned out to be due to a name change.

Inti Creates have announced a new name for their action game that released on February 23. Previously known as "Grim Guardians: Demon Purge", it was quickly pulled from... Read more...

Bayonetta Origins Demo Now Available For Download Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:48 am EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Now you can try the earliest adventures of the Umbral Witch.

Those on the fence about Bayonetta Origins now have the opportunity to try it without buying Bayonetta 3.

A demo is now available for the March 17 release in all regions; it is not yet known how much of the game is included in the demo, but progress in the demo can be brought into the final product.


March 6, 2023

Nintendo Downloads - March 9, 2023 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:00 am EST
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

Despite Dead Cells, Engage, Fusion, and Mario Kart - there are games coming out alongside the DLC this week.

Things we missed last week: Sky Kid DX was the Archives game, and the stupidest idea of the week - which actually requires a toilet roll if the description means anything - is Give Me Toilet Paper!

Despite all of the news of the week seemingly focusing on DLC (Dead Cells + Castlevania, Chrobin... Read more...

March 3, 2023

Square Enix To Hire New President At Next Board Meeting

by Donald Theriault - 9:19 am EST
Total comments: 3 Source: Square Enix

The old one was last seen doing a fair President Shinra impression.

There's about to be a change at the top of Square Enix.

The board of the company has announced a vote to install Takashi Kiryu as the company's president at the next meeting of shareholders, replacing Yosuke Matsuda. The meeting is scheduled for early May.

Kiryu was previously Square's director...

Splatoon, Mario Kart 8 Wii U Servers Offline Due To Security Fixes WiiU

by Donald Theriault - 8:24 am EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

They weren't updating the games, so... down they go.

The main Wii U games affected by the security vulnerability disclosed in December have been taken offline, either for fixes or removal of the attack vector entirely.

Nintendo's network status page has updated with the below note for the 2014 and 2015 releases:

We have identified vulnerabilities...

March 2, 2023

Third Wave Of Fire Emblem Engage DLC To Launch Next Week Switch

by Donald Theriault - 8:37 pm EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

For the record, your News Editor is an unrepentant Chrobin shipper. "Which one?" Yes.

Nintendo is apparently determined to get as much content out next week as possible, if a recent announcement from their home Twitter is any indication.

The Japanese-language account has announced that the third wave of Fire Emblem Engage's expansion content will be available on March 8 - this will... Read more...


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