Showing posts with label Nintendo 3DS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nintendo 3DS. Show all posts

Friday, November 1, 2019

Nintendo Switch Getting More 3DS Games

Nintendo will bring more 3DS games from popular franchises to showcase growing appeal of Nintendo Switch Lite.

Back in September, Japanese video game company Nintendo launched Nintendo Switch Lite as a revision for Nintendo Switch console that is focused on handheld gaming and sold over 2 million units within 10 days of release.

Seeing this amazing response from consumers, Nintendo has decided to bring more franchise of games from Nintendo 3DS platform to their latest portable-only system to increase its overall appeal to a wider group of audience.

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Nintendo Switch Getting More 3DS Games

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This comes as great news for Switch Lite and regular Switch owners since they both share a same software library. Whatever runs on Lite also works on original Switch and therefore, all players gets to play more titles on the system.

Apparently, more of Switch Lite consoles were sold in U.S. compared to units shipped for Japan, which typically is the other way around when it comes to handhelds and this is a great indication of a new potential market to capitalize.

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Earlier this summer, Nintendo fans have gotten their hands on tactical role-playing game Fire Emblem: Three Houses on Switch and more recently, action-adventure title Luigi's Mansion 3 came out during Halloween 2019.

By next month, players will be able to jump into upcoming role-playing game Pokémon Sword and Shield and then March 2020 is scheduled for life simulation title Animal Crossing: New Horizons to arrive if there is no further delay.

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All of these above-mentioned titles are successor to fan-favorite 3DS and looks like more franchises are heading to Switch in future. There is already a library of re-released games from Wii U now that will be extended with more 3DS titles.

Some major franchises like Kid Icarus, Mario & Luigi and Tomodachi Life including many third-party titles on 3DS that can get a Switch release with possible remakes of Fire Emblem Awakening, Rhythm Heaven and Super Mario 3D Land.

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Possible Nintendo 3DS Remakes for Switch

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Switch Lite basically has all essential features of a regular Switch except its hybrid functionality and this is likely an attempt to drive Nintendo 3DS franchise fans go for a more affordable option that lets them play games on the go.

Shortly after release, Nintendo is already on board working on a new model of Nintendo Switch Lite. They have also filed plans for a new version of Switch console with FCC but any details on its appearance is yet to reveal officially.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Pokémon Sword and Shield Won't Reuse Models from 3DS Games

Game Freak confirms that all models for upcoming Pokémon Sword and Shield were remade from scratch.

A decision made by developer Game Freak to limit Pokedex for their upcoming role-playing game Pokémon Sword and Shield was revealed during Nintendo's live presentation at E3 2019, which proved to be an unpopular idea among fans.

However, a new rumor came to light afterwards that they are possibly reusing models from latest Nintendo 3DS games but that wild theory has been debunked in a recent Famitsu interview by Junichi Masuda and Shigeru Ohmori of Game Freak.

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Pokémon Sword and Shield Won't Reuse Models from 3DS Games

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Even though it was quite difficult for the studio to import a full Pokédex numbering more than 800 for Pokémon Sun and Moon, they managed to do it. Now that number has reached over 1,000 and a decision had to be made sooner or later.

Even though improved graphics and visual of Nintendo Switch system only increased development period, they actually rebuilt each new model from scratch for Sword and Shield, taxing more time to make animations more beautiful and lively.

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This reason was what primarily forced them to decide limiting Pokedex for Sword/Shield, so that people gets used to this change. On top of that, devs had to work on Dynamax and Mega Evolution for all Pokémon, requiring more balancing time.

Pokémon Sword and Shield will globally launch for Nintendo Switch handheld consoles on November 15, 2019. Game Freak don't intend to make players feel past Pokémon to be worthless and will find a way for them to shine in future.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Reggie Fils-Aime is Retiring from Nintendo of America

Reggie Fils-Aime of Nintendo America to retire soon this year as Doug Bowser is named the new President.

Known for his charismatic personality and beloved by fans, COO and President of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aime has served the company for 15 years now and his enthusiastic presence on the spotlight has made everyone a fan.

However, he has publicly announced of his retirement from the company and position recently after a decade and a half long career. On April 15, 2019, Reggie will step down from his respective spot as he officially makes his departure.

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Reggie Fils-Aime is Retiring from Nintendo of America

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In a heartfelt video posted on official Twitter account of Nintendo America, Reggie directly addresses all fans to announce his retirement.



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Throughout his tenure at Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aime has been a part of the launch and success of platforms like Nintendo 3DS and Wii, next-gen handheld hybrid console Nintendo Switch in 2017 and even Super Smash Bros. Ultimate last year.

For long, Reggie is renowned as a cultural phenomenon within gaming community and was an exceptional leader among his peers. However, he has earned a well deserved retirement after years of his service to spend time with his wife, family and friends.

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Doug Bowser to replace Reggie as President

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Current head of sales and marketing, Doug Bowser will step up and take up his position in the company as Reggie leaves. Previously worked at Electronic Arts and Procter & Gamble, Doug was mentored by Reggie for past years and plans on to continue his work.

Of course, Reggie Fils-Aime leaving Nintendo of America will create a void in our hearts that can never be filled but we only wish the best for him as he takes time off from making games whilst wishing to see him every now and then to keep the joyful memories alive forever.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Nintendo Selects Adds More Mario and Zelda Titles

Three new classic titles from popular Nintendo franchise will be added to the Nintendo Selects label of budget range.

Just like many other popular video game companies, Nintendo promotes some of their best-selling games under the label Nintendo Selects, which offer players some of their older titles within a budget range and that is only $19.99 each.

In a recent official announcement, they announced to add three new high-quality Nintendo 3DS games to their current collection of games starting from February 4, 2019 for players to get access to and have some good time with them.

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Nintendo Selects Adds More Mario and Zelda Titles

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Joining the catalog next month are ports of Star Fox 64 3D, Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS and The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D for the handheld consoles. The first one among the three actually a bit less-recent to be added to label compared to others.

The game came out back in 2015 as a side-scrolling 2D platformer for Wii U to take players to Mushroom Kingdom and rebuild it as they saw fit. There was also a feature to share these unique maps online for other players to download and have their own playthrough.

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Next comes a title that is the sixth release from the mainline Legend of Zelda series, launched back on 2000 for Nintendo 64 and then on 2003 for GameCube. The story is set on an alternate reality of Hyrule where the Skull Kid has gain possession of a powerful ancient artifact called Majora's Mask.

The third one is a remake of the 1997 original action-packed space shooter title Star Fox 64 for 3DS that revolves around a journey of Fox McCloud where you take the classic Arwing ship to face-off enemies across the Lylat system.

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Nintendo Selects Library Classic 3DS Games

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Putting more new additions in affordable range only makes it easier for entire family to enjoy these great experiences together once again. The service launched in 2016 is a great place for 3DS owners to get their hands on some of their favorites on discount.

Nintendo Selects library already assembled many 3DS family of classic games like Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Super Mario 3D Land for fans to purchase.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Humble Store Brings Nintendo Switch and 3DS Games

Select first-party Nintendo games for Nintendo Switch and 3DS Games are digitally available on Humble Store.

Although the digital storefront of Humble Store generally sells video game titles and offers limited-time bundles for PC throughout redeem codes for Steam, they have rarely partnered with game developers of other platforms for such ventures.

Joining with them now is major developer/publisher company Nintendo to offer chance to purchase some of the most recent titles released for players on Nintendo Switch and 3DS consoles aside from Amazon or their very own eShop.

Humble Store Brings Nintendo Switch and 3DS Games

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After making an official announcement on Tweet about the development, Humble Store has made the news public for all.


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Some of the bestsellers and latest release like Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Tennis Aces, Pokémon Let’s Go!, Splatoon 2, Super Mario Odyssey, Super Mario Party and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has made it to the initial list of Switch games.

In terms of 3DS titles you can find Pokémon Ultra Moon, Pokémon Ultra Sun, Super Mario Bros. 3 and the original Legend of Zelda 3DS alongside Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time among over 40 other listings. Are you ready to get on board nostalgia train yet?

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Humble Store Nintendo Switch Games

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Currently, Humble is keeping their Nintendo ventures strictly within U.S. and a $5 discount on games worth $19.99 and above for Humble account holders. In addition to games, they are also offering expansions, season passes and subscriptions for Nintendo Switch Online.

Even though a select portion of most purchases made through Humble Bundle are donated to charity, first-party Nintendo games sold on their web store doesn't qualify for either charity contributions or Humble Rewards, which we think kinda sucks.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Free Demo on Switch

Fans of Monster Hunter series gets to enjoy a free game demo of MHGU on Nintendo Switch prior to release.

A little while ago, developer/publisher Capcom announced their decision of porting action role-playing game Monster Hunter Generations to Nintendo Switch as Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate. The game has already debuted for Japan last year and waiting for a worldwide release on August 28, 2018. Ahead of their scheduled release date on Nintendo next gen handheld console, a free demo will be available at eShop for all the eagerly waiting Switch owners from August 16th.

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Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Free Demo on Switch

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The title is not just a mere port of the 2015 Nintendo 3DS game Monster Hunter Generations but an expanded version, which is also enhanced with brand-new additional content that fans will appreciate. Apparently, when it was on the 3DS platform, there were 73 monsters rampaging around and now that count has been upped by another 20, making it a total of 93. Also, there are two new Hunting Styles called, Brave and Alchemy you need to learn aside from newly added Hunter Arts.

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Back then, when it was originally released in 2016, the game was quite successful despite having popularity within a relatively small fan-base and thus, started to gain extensive recognition. Upon the release of Monster Hunter: World in early 2018, this action-RPG franchise has eventually become a global phenomenon. However, seasoned players of MHW should take time getting into the gameplay of MHGU as there are more hunting styles to master and many monsters to slay.

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Many who have came to know about the series playing MHW this year may find MHGU very different but should not worry at all as the game is on Switch. So, you can carry it around and can get started anywhere in your free time. Known giants like Barioth, Congalala and Diablos have joined in Generations with two new additional monsters; Valstrax and Ahtal-Ka. Capcom reveals that the demo will feature all six Hunting Styles to keep you going until it arrives to your consoles soon.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate for Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch is getting online action RPG Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate later this summer from its way out of Japan.

Originally, action role-playing game Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate from Capcom was released for Nintendo 3DS in 2016. There was an extended version of the game called Monster Hunter XX, which came out as a port for Nintendo Switch one year ago but it was released only for Japan. Now the publisher has finally decided to bring in the title worldwide this summer. The game is re-branded as Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate to make its way to Switch in North America and Europe.

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Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate for Nintendo Switch

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Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is coming for Nintendo's next-gen console on August 28, 2018. After seeing immense success of this release, Capcom finally decided to release it for Western market and there will be some additional content with it when they do. They had no intention of introducing the game on any other regions except Japan and as they do so now, it becomes the first title of the series to make an entry on console. Aside from armor, items and weapons, players are allowed to use six different hunting styles.



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If you already own Monster Hunter Generations on 3DS, you can simply transfer all your data to Switch version and continue playing. You can also use touch screen inputs of your console for powerful attacks; Hunter Arts soon as your Arts Gauge is full. This port supports a local co-op and online multiplayer too. An Elder Dragon and two new Hunting Styles called Alchemy and Valor will be featured in it. You can go on "G Rank" quests, where you will be facing more menacing version of monsters you encounter on a regular basis.

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Though Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is highly action-packed and intense just like any other game from this franchise, you better not expect to experience anything like their most recent and highly successful release Monster Hunter: World for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. However, if the world of Monster Hunter fascinates you and makes you want to play it on portable console then Generations Ultimate would be a great option to look up for.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Classic Sega Games Comes to Nintendo Switch

Retro game fans are in for a treat as Nintendo brings classic Sega titles like Phantasy Star and Sonic the Hedgehog to Switch later this year.

Retro games have always their unique appeal to gamers and the urge to go back to nostalgia lane every once in a while is pretty irresistible for some of us. These days, every other game from few years back are getting remastered or ported to consoles and this will be a great time to bring some classic games back. So, Nintendo decided to bring in some classic Sega games for their latest console Nintendo Switch later sometime of this year.

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Classic Sega Games Comes to Nintendo Switch

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Nintendo already has legendary games like Mario and Legend of Zelda franchise in their fold but instead, they are choosing to Sega games from pixelated era to their next gen console. Capcom and Square Enix previously released some of their best games for Switch and now Sega is just following their steps. It is time to at least remind people how they used to rule video games on their prime and the new generation has still a lot to learn about the old days.

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During the recent SEGA FES event in Japan, they have made an announcement of porting 15 of their titles to Switch in foreseeable future. Only three titles were mentioned as part of Sega Ages Initiative; Phantasy Star, Sonic the Hedgehog and Thunder Force 4. Whereas these games are soon to be headed to a new home, we still are unclear about if they are just bringing the old games or newer releases and they have a huge list to follow that up.

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Phantasy Star, Sonic the Hedgehog and Thunder Force 4

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Unfortunately, these games will only available in Nintendo Switch eShop for Japan and they still haven't disclosed if they are planning to release the titles for other countries as well. Studio M2 will handle Sega Ages games like they did earlier with some re-releases and so far, their work on 8-bit and 16-bit emulation is unquestionable. We have Ecco the Dolphin and Streets of Rage on Nintendo 3DS as proof to that statement. So, it is safe to say that this is a great new move for Sega.

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We are left speculating which other titles will be announced next and would they be utilizing Switch’s multiplayer capabilities to intensify the fun. Sega is focusing on making some cash with Mega Drive full of pre-loaded games from Genesis system. Mega Drive collection is coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One soon but Nintendo won't probably join that party.