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Nintendo confirmed this past week that the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild would be the big N's final release for the Wii U, much to the chagrin of the fans who've stuck by the console since its release in 2012. Nonetheless, if Wii U owners are not planning to make an immediate jump to the Switch, it looks like the Zelda release isn't going to be all that lacking for holdouts.  The folks over at IGN reached out to Nintendo which happily provided tidbits to help clear things up. First and foremost, both versions of the game will become available on March 3, which is a great thing as Twilight Princess came out for the GameCube a couple of weeks after its Wii version launched.... Read more...
A lot of Nintendo fans were disappointed and even downright angry when they were unable to secure an NES Classic Edition console in time for Christmas. Supply fell way short of demand, while many of those who did manage to get their hands on one of the retro consoles took to selling them on eBay and Craigslist at around a 400 percent markup. Will a similar situation play out with the Nintendo Switch? There are reasons to believe it will, though Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime is confident it won't. The Nintendo boss told Wired in an interview that Nintendo anticipated the NES Classic Edition being popular with consumers between 30 and 40 years old, with kids, and who have perhaps... Read more...
In you've managed to sleep in half of the day, you may have missed the massive news about Nintendo's Wii U successor, Switch. As we reported, the console is slated to launch on March 3rd for a slightly higher-than-expected price of $299. For that $300, you'll get a 720p 6.2-inch tablet, 1080p TV mode, and most important, one of the most interesting video game consoles ever released. And... it just became even more interesting, with Sega's announcement that the beloved Sonic the Hedgehog is finally going to grace a Nintendo platform. If you're a Sonic fan, we don't want to spoil anything, so soak in this video first: Interestingly, despite the Switch being Nintendo's highest-performance console... Read more...
At long last, Nintendo provided some nitty-gritty details on its forthcoming hybrid console, giving fans a precise release date and price point. The Nintendo Switch will launch worldwide on March 3, 2017, with pricing in the United States set at $299.99. It will come with the main console, two Joy-Con controllers, a set of Joy-Con wrist straps, a dock for connecting the Switch to a TV, an HDMI cable, and an AC power adapter. As seen in the picture of the retail packaging above, there will be second color option to the gray set that has already been showcased. Gamers who want a splash of color will be able to buy a version of the Nintendo Switch that comes with neon blue and neon red controllers.... Read more...
Nintendo is planning to livestream the launch of its hybrid game console tonight, the Nintendo Switch, which will get underway at 11:00 PM Easter (8:00 PM Eastern). That is when we will presumably learn some key details about the console, such as exactly what kind of hardware is underneath the hood, if the battery will be removable or a permanent fixture, and so forth. Nintendo will then start taking pre-orders on January 13 at 9:00 AM Eastern, though good luck getting one. Assuming you'll even be in the New York area, Nintendo made clear that there will be a "limited quantity" of units made available to pre-order. The translation there is that not everyone hoping to score a pre-order will get... Read more...
Gamers will have a new console to choose from in a couple of months. It is the Nintendo Switch, a hybrid gaming system that is built both for playing games on a big screen TV and for portable gameplay. Nintendo has not yet announced a price for its forthcoming system (along with a lot of other details), though according to Japanese-language news report, consumers should expect to pay around 25,000 yen (around $215 in U.S. currency). That is a roundabout estimation by Nikkei, the same Japanese-language paper that revealed key details about several of Nintendo's previous game consoles ahead of their official launch or unveiling, including the Nintendo DSi and 3DS handhelds, and the Wii U system.... Read more...
With just a few months to go before Nintendo releases its next generation game console, the Nintendo Switch, we still know very little about the system. Much of what has been gathered about the Switch has been the result of leaks and online detective work by savvy individuals who willing to comb the web for clues. One of the newest ones was found in a filing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and it points to the Switch using a non-removable battery. "The battery is had (sic) built-in in the EUT, and the user can't remove the battery," reads a blurb in one of the documents Nintendo submitted to the FCC. Normally a non-removable battery on a game console would not warrant a second... Read more...
Nintendo is planning to launch a brand new game console in just a few months, one that will attempt to bridge the gap between stationary and mobile gaming, but do not expect the new system to be faster than current generation consoles. The Switch, as it is called, is said to sport a graphics chip based on NVIDIA's previous generation Maxwell architecture and will be slower the original PlayStation 4 that Sony launched three years ago.Building a game system around Pascal might seem like the obvious choice so why didn't Nintendo go that route? Since the Switch is a hybrid console that gamers can take with them, Nintendo opted to build around NVIDIA's Tegra platform, and Pascal has not yet been... Read more...
Nintendo plans to hold a special press event on January 12th during which it will reveal more specific details on its hotly anticipated Switch gaming console. We’re expected to learn details on the launch lineup, specific launch date, and of course pricing. However, right after that keynote takes place, Nintendo will be taking the Switch on a six-city tour across the United States where gamers will be able to get some real hands-on time with the console. The Nintendo Switch preview tour will hit some the biggest metropolitan areas in the country including: New York – January 13-15thToronto – January 27-29thWashington, D.C. – February 10-12thChicago – February 17-19thSan Francisco –... Read more...
The latest episode of The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon was an all-out Nintendo geekfest. Fallon not only debuted the game Super Mario Run, but he got to test out the Nintendo Switch. To top everything off, Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto played the theme to Super Mario Bros. alongside The Late Show house band The Roots. Miyamoto, it turns out, is a pretty rad guitarist. He continuously grinned as he played alongside The Roots. Fallon had a small solo as well. The show did not reveal anything that we do not already know about the Nintendo Switch. The Switch is a gaming console that can rest in a dock, be played by multiple people and easily “switch” to a portable device. There are also detachable... Read more...
Nintendo is working on a unique new console called Switch that will launch in March of next year. It will attempt to bridge the divide between in-home and mobile gaming as an all-in-one solution for both, and if it succeeds, you can bet the Switch will be just as hot (and hard to find early on) as the NES Classic Edition. Not only that, but there's chatter of the Switch supporting GameCube titles, too.That's the word according to Eurogamer, which claims to have heard the same thing from no less than three separate sources. They way the sources tell it, GameCube support has already been tested and is working, with Nintendo prepping three GameCube games for the Switch. They include Super Mario... Read more...
Winter is coming and so is a highly anticipated Nintendo event. Nintendo is hosting a Switch private five-hour hands-on event in New York City on Friday, January 13th. The exact location and details for the event are not yet available. The private NYC debut will follow a streamed presentation the evening before in Tokyo. Nintendo is currently referring to the January 12th event in Japan as its “Tokyo webcast". The Tokyo webcast will be held live for investors and media. The invitation stated that the event is intended to "further emphasize some of the details that Nintendo plans to announce the prior evening during its Nintendo Switch Presentation in Tokyo."The event will... Read more...
Whether or not the Nintendo Switch goes down in history as a successful console launch or a flop is predicated on how interested gamers are in gaming on the go. As we learned, the Nintendo Switch's defining characteristic is that it can be uprooted from the living room and act as a mobile console. But in making that pitch, Nintendo was curiously silent about the touchscreen display. That's okay because additional information about the Nintendo Switch's screen since its official unveiling last week is starting to leak to the web. Assuming the latest leaks are correct—and they come from sources who apparently coughed up accurate details about the Nintendo Switch's overall design and detachable... Read more...
If you are dying to know more about the upcoming Nintendo Switch (previously referred to as the Nintendo NX), the wait won't be much longer. Nintendo of America announced on Twitter that it will be revealing pricing, software lineup, and the launch date during a livestream event on January 12th, 2017. An introductory video for the Nintendo Switch was released last week. What do we know about the Nintendo Switch? The Switch is a gaming console that can rest in a dock, be played by multiple people and easily “switch” to a portable device. There are also detachable Joy-Con controllers that can be removed from either side of the Nintendo Switch, or gamers can purchase an optional Nintendo Switch... Read more...
What was previously known as the Nintendo NX is finally here. Nintendo today just unveiled its Switch gaming console which pretty much confirms all the rumors that we’ve been hearing about the hybrid gaming console for the past few months. Yes, the Switch has detachable controllers. Yes, the Switch can be docked to play games on your big screen TV. And yes, the Switch features an NVIDIA Tegra processor and GeForce-class graphics. As promised last night, Nintendo revealed all this morning with a three-minute trailer which showcases the console's abilities. The trailer starts off showing a man playing Zelda on his couch. He detaches the outer portions of the wireless controller and slips them onto... Read more...
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