We now know more information about the Nintendo Switch, including price and release date thanks to an hour-long online video presentation hosted by the Japanese gaming giant. On March 3rd, 2017, the Nintendo Switch will hit store shelves in Japan, Canada, the United States of America, much of Europe, and Hong Kong. In Japan, the console has a suggested retail price of ¥29,980 JPY, $299.99 USD in the United States and $399 CAD in Canada. Read the rest of this article…
Video games: one’s escape from reality to become a hero and save the land from a dark malevolence, or weaving among banana peels, and green shells. The video game sector is a tens of billions of dollars industry spanning the globe and everything from portable consoles to powerful PCs.
Nintendo is hosting a presentation this evening at 8:00 pm PST (11:00 pm PST) to give everyone a better look at its next console, the Switch.
Tune in below with live video straight from Japan (where it’s Friday afternoon) to see what Nintendo has in store for its new portable entertainment device.
The world of Hyrule is immense, and so far, we’ve only seen a fraction of the vast landscape in the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Now, a new video from Nintendo teases us with a look at the towns, new enemies, and someone who quite possibly could be the legendary princess.
An aging stone bridge. A rustic carnival tent offering entertainment within. An idyllic village, nestled in a rocky canyon, where laundry flaps gently in the wind. And as ominous music sets in, a hovering fortress from which new creatures strike forth from and rain ruin upon this beautiful countryside.
A new enemy shoots rays of death — akin to a Beamos if it were created by H.G. Wells. A once glorious town is reduced to rubble; the fountain with the Hylian crest crumbles under drab skies, swirling with smoke and death.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is expected to launch in 2017 on both the Nintendo Switch and Wii U consoles.
Some of the mystery surrounding Nintendo’s next console is gone, especially surrounding the design and name. This morning, the gaming company unveiled the Nintendo Switch, a console designed with both home and mobile entertainment in mind.
When at home, the Switch fits comfortably in a dock allowing it to be played on the television. Removing the Switch from its dock allows the fun to continue without missing a beat while mobile. Emphasizing fun, Nintendo mentioned that in the presence of other Switch consoles, players can take advantage of multiplayer titles together.
Removable controllers mount to the side of the Switch for use in each hand or as individual units between two players. For that classic feel, Nintendo has a separately sold “pro controller” that looks more like a traditional game pad.
Details about the hardware specifications of the console and potential titles were not made available, however a list of participating partners and developers accompanied the release, giving and idea of who to expect future titles from.
A launch date of March 2017 was mentioned in the press release from Nintendo.
Watch the video below to see the Nintendo Switch in action.
If you’ve longed for the days of classic gaming without the fancy graphics or gimmicky accessories, you’re in for a treat. Nintendo is bringing back the NES console, this time in a convenient compact format with 30 classic titles included in the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition.
No more blowing on the cartridges to get them to work anymore (even though that practice has been debunked), this miniature replica holds 30 games and connects to your television with an included HDMI cable. A power adapter and one retro-looking NES Classic Controller are also packaged together with the console, and all for the suggested retail price of $59.99. For those two player titles, a second controller is available separately at $9.99. Even better, the Classic Controller and Classic Controller Pro are compatible.
The titles loaded into the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition are:
- Balloon Fight™
- BUBBLE BOBBLE
- Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest™
- Donkey Kong™
- Donkey Kong Jr.™
- DOUBLE DRAGON II: THE REVENGE
- Dr. Mario™
- FINAL FANTASY®
- GHOSTS’N GOBLINS®
- Ice Climber™
- Kid Icarus™
- Kirby’s Adventure™
- Mario Bros.™
- MEGA MAN® 2
- NINJA GAIDEN
- Punch-Out!!™ Featuring Mr. Dream
- SUPER C™
- Super Mario Bros.™
- Super Mario Bros.™ 2
- Super Mario Bros.™ 3
- TECMO BOWL
- The Legend of Zelda™
- Zelda II: The Adventure of Link™
Saving your games used to be tough, but with the new check-point feature, you can save your progress and return later to pick up where you left off.
The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition goes on sale Friday, November 11th, 2016.
With the largest event in the world of gaming less than a week away, Nintendo has their E3 schedule ready to go. With a large focus on the upcoming The Legend of Zelda title, it won’t be the only franchise shown during the expo.
On Tuesday, June 14th, at 9:00 am PDT (12:00 pm EDT), Nintendo of America President and Chief Operating Officer Reggie Fils-Aime opens the video with a glimpse of the Wii U version of The Legend of Zelda. Gameplay of the this year’s Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon titles is expected as well.
For the second day, on Wednesday, June 15th, video streaming starts at 10:00 am PDT (1:00 pm EDT) with a look into forthcoming Wii U and Nintendo 3DS titles including Capcom’s Monster Hunter Generators, Square-Enix’s Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past and Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE by Atlus. A Q&A session with the Pokémon GO developers is also on the schedule.
Get ready to dive deeper into the world of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue with a new video where Aqua fights off a horde of Heartless in Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep–A Fragmentary Passage.
Also included in the Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue compilation title are improved graphics for Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD and never before seen scenes involving the Foretellers from Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover.
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue launches worldwide December 2016 on the PlayStation 4.
Unveiled today, the trio starting Pokémon in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon are Rowlet, Litten and Popplio. Selected at the beginning of the in-game journey, they become the core part of the player’s team and evolve into more than fighting creature.
Next is Litten, a fire cat Pokémon. At 9.5 lbs, Litten is heavier than Rowlet, but only four inches taller. As a fire type, Litten’s fur is saturated in flammable oil which it can lick and spit fireballs with.
Finally there’s the sea lion Pokémon, Popplio. While Popplio is the same height as Litten, it is the heaviest of the three at 16.5 lbs. Despite that, the water type is very flexible and acrobatic creating water balloons for both battle and fun.
Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon hits store shelves November 18th, 2016 for the Nintendo 3DS handheld console.
Source: Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon