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September 29, 2017

Nintendo Announces Plans For Closure Of Wii Shop Wii

by Donald Theriault - 2:24 pm PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Nintendo

Time to beg for the shop music to be ported to the Switch.

The Wii Shop will close in 2019 following over twelve years of service.

Nintendo has outlined the plans for the shop's closure today on their website. Wii Points will continue to be sold on the Wii and Wii U (in Wii mode) until March 26, 2018 and they can be used until January 30, 2019 at which... Read more...

September 28, 2017

Nintendo Downloads - September 28, 2017 SwitchWiiU3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:07 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

Nintendo has a system with 20+1 games releasing this week. They also have the SNES Classic.

Remember last week when there were more retail games on the Switch than eShop exclusives in North America?

That's not true anymore. Your microSD card is not ready.

North America alone has EIGHTEEN games coming out this week on the Switch, meaning Pokkén is about to get scrolled off the front... Read more...

September 26, 2017

PowerA Bringing Stylish Mario and Zelda Wired Controllers and Collectible Lunchboxes to Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 6:04 am PDT
Total comments: 1

Searching for a traditional controller for your Switch? What if it had Mario and Zelda on it?

PowerA is bringing new Switch accessories out this fall, including the Wired Controller Plus and the Collectible Lunchbox Kit.

The Wired Controller Plus comes in two different styles: Mario and Zelda. Each controller comes with a removable 10-foot USB cable as well as six interchangeable analog... Read more...

September 25, 2017

Nindie News: Golf Story Date, Thumper Sale, Yooka-Laylee Update Switch

by Donald Theriault - 4:53 pm PDT
Total comments: 3

We'll be getting a FORE in Intelligence this week.

Today has featured a release date, a sale and an update on a highly anticipated indie title.

After a listing on the European Switch eShops today started a rumor, Nintendo of America has confirmed via Twitter that Golf Story will meet its promised September release date. The golf RPG will launch this Thursday (September 28) for US$14.99 or equivalent.

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Fire Emblem Warriors Season Pass Confirmed For North America, Europe Switch3DS

by Donald Theriault - 4:44 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

Yes, you too can get your Bridecina on.

Following Koei Tecmo's TGS lead, Nintendo has outlined the pricing for North America and Europe's Fire Emblem Warriors season pass.

The pass will be US$19.99, C$25.79, €19.99 and £17.99, with individual packs checking in at $8.99 / $11.59 / €8.99 / £8.09 each, and the packs will drop in December, February and March for the Fates, "heavily inspired by Shadow Dragon" and Awakening packs respectively.

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September 24, 2017

Fire Emblem Warriors Season Pass Announced Switch

by Xander Morningstar - 5:52 pm PDT
Total comments: 3

Lucina is getting married. But not really.

Koei Tecmo is giving Fire Emblem Warriors DLC packs, and a season pass.

The pass was revealed today at the Tokyo Game Show, and the game's Japanese website gave the details on pricing and intended release dates for the region. There are three packs coming, each costing ¥1400 (roughly US$12.50 or €10.50) with the season pass being ¥3000.

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September 22, 2017

Atelier Series Returning To Nintendo Consoles In 2018 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 2:37 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Koei Tecmo

The alchemic RPG series will mark its 20th anniversary on Switch.

For the first time in more than eight years, the Atelier series will have a North American release on a NIntendo console.

Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings was announced for localization today by Koei Tecmo. The Gust-developed title is the last game in the "Mysterious" series, which had previous entries on Sony platforms.

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Major Super Mario Run Update Coming September 29 Along With First Sale

by Donald Theriault - 2:23 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: App Store (iOS 11 required)

Ever wanted to have Mario run to the dulcet tones of Raining Blood by Slayer? You can.

A big patch will be hitting Super Mario Run next week, at least on iOS.

The patch is set for release on September 29 and will add a new game mode called Remix 10 which features portions of 10 levels. A World Star will also be added, along with the ability to play as Princess Daisy after rescuing her and use music apps while playing the game.

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Pokemon Ultra Sun And Ultra Moon Adds New Trials, Island Navigation Options 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 2:07 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Pokemon Company International

And an expanded Alola Pokédex.

A new trailer for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon has released showing some new and expanded elements.

After being rumored based on glimpses in merchandise and the Nintendo Direct, it has been confirmed that the Ultra version of the Alola Pokédex will have at least 400 Pokémon. This Pokédex... Read more...

Nintendo Enables 2-Factor Authentication For Nintendo Accounts

by Donald Theriault - 1:49 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

That smartphone you're not using for voice chat on Switch can still come in handy.

Nintendo Accounts are now a bit more secure.

The Nintendo Account page has updated to support Google Authenticator as well as other 3rd party applications with Google Authenticator support. Signup can be enabled on the main Nintendo Account page.

The additional security comes as the Nintendo Account has recently added PayPal support for eShop purchases.

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September 21, 2017

Nintendo Downloads - September 21, 2017 SwitchWiiU3DS

by Donald Theriault - 6:10 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

This week's power level is a little under 10,000, and I can definitely dig it.

No two ways about it: this week is nuts. Not only are there four physical Switch games (the 4th, Soldam, launches October 10 in stores but is out digitally now), we've got two of the biggest Nindie hits of the year in SteamWorld Dig 2 and Thimbleweed Park. Your wallet is not ready.

In old game... Read more...

September 20, 2017

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime Coming to Switch in Early October Switch

by Neal Ronaghan - 6:00 am PDT
Discuss in talkback!

The multiplayer-focused space-faring game comes to Nintendo platforms very soon.

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime, from developer Asteroid Base, is hitting the Nintendo Switch on October 3 for $14.99.

Originally released in 2015, this co-op-focused game puts you in control of a neon battleship that must be controlled together by up to four players as you shoot aliens and defend... Read more...

September 15, 2017

NBA 2K18 Does Not Support Amiibo; Issue With Legend Gold Edition On eShop Resolved Switch

by Donald Theriault - 3:41 pm PDT
Total comments: 5

8-Bit Mario is a DNP (Old)

Despite original statements to the contrary, NBA 2K18 does not have Amiibo support.

The digital version of the basketball simulation launched today on the eShop without Amiibo support as was previously rumored. A statement at a pre-release event also claimed the support would be available.

An... Read more...

September 14, 2017

Nintendo Sales Panic: August 2017 US NPD Group Results

by Donald Theriault - 5:47 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: NPD Group

The dates of the reporting period are important here.

The Switch keeps moving at a brisk clip according to this month's US physical sales survey from the NPD Group.

For the period spanning July 30 - August 26, the Switch was the best selling game console in the United States. Exact figures were not provided, though the Switch has been the top selling platform in the United States for four of its six months of sale. 3DS family figures were also not provided.

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Nintendo Downloads - September 14, 2017 Switch3DSWiiU

by Donald Theriault - 6:10 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Welcome to the end of the summer of TOO MANY GAMES.

Last year, the September Nintendo Direct was on a day with some big releases and over 20+ games releasing on one day. It's a slightly smaller lineup this year, but probably more action packed.

This week features a couple of major retail games in Metroid: Samus Returns on 3DS, the game that the... Read more...

September 13, 2017

International Roundup: Phantasy Star Online 2, New Dillon, Lovers, Crypts And Style Boutiques 3DSSwitch

by Donald Theriault - 5:06 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo Direct

Start your petitions for no IP lock on PSO2... NOW!

Japan's Nintendo Direct featured several announcements for titles that do not have North American dates.

The most prominent title now coming to Switch is Phantasy Star Online 2: Clloud, the direct sequel to the former GameCube MMORPG. Infamously not offered outside of Japan, PSO2:C will be a free-to-start title for the Switch in Japan next year.

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Zelda Champion Amiibo Receive Release Date WiiUSwitch

by Donald Theriault - 4:58 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo Direct

November 10 is going to be a busy day.

The champions of Hyrule will be storming the gates of the Amiibo aisles in November.

A brief announcement today confirmed the Amiibo for Daruk, Mipha, Revali, and Urbosa would release separately on November 10. The Amiibo will each give special headgear for Link that is based off their region's Divine Beast, among other functionality.

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ARMS 3.0 Update Now Live Switch

by Donald Theriault - 4:54 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo Direct

Pop pop pop 'cause the fun never stop

The ARMS 3.0 update is now live on the eShop.

This major update adds the new character Lola Pop, three new ARMS, and a new stage for the rotation. 3.0 also brings along full button remapping for both fixed and motion control modes.

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Fan-Favorite Splatoon Stage Returns Friday Switch

by Adam Abou-Nasr - 4:50 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo Direct

“Splatoon 2 is one happening game.”

An update this Friday brings a rebalanced Kelp Dome to Splatoon 2, shown off in today’s Direct. The new Kelp Dome has more upper-level grates that can be dropped and shot through.

New stage Snapper Canal encompasses both sides of a river running under a train. Nintendo advised players to fight for the middle, then press into enemy territory.

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Dragon Quest Builders Stacking Up On Switch Next Spring Switch

by Donald Theriault - 4:50 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo Direct

It's a big Direct for construction games.

Before Dragon Quest Builders II releases on Switch, the original will be available.

Square Enix has announced a Switch version of the story-focused reconstruction title will release worldwide, with the North American release coming next spring. The Switch version will feature exclusive items for the game's free building mode as well as the full story mode.

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