Showing posts with label Nintendo. Show all posts
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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Devs Wants Cuphead and Mugman in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Developers of StudioMDHR are hoping to see Cuphead characters to appear in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Video game director Masahiro Sakurai hit a new high score with his iconic crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate which became the fastest-selling Nintendo Switch game of all time by selling over 12 million copies within a month.

Assembling a wide array of fighters into its roster from various different franchises, the game is also bringing more characters for their upcoming DLC releases and most recently, Cuphead developers expressed wishes to see their characters in it as well.

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Devs Wants Cuphead and Mugman in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Lately at GDC 2019, game designer and director Jared Moldenhauer expressed his heart's desire to Kirk Scott, manager of publisher and developer relations for Nintendo during a discussion following Nindies Showcase Spring 2019.

I've dreamed of Smash Bros. (Cuphead and Mugman) belong in there. So basically if fans want it, I couldn't see how Nintendo wouldn't want the fans to get what they wanted. I think they would because they support their fans a lot. So if Nintendo was keeping their fans happy, then I'd be more than pleased to make that the easiest transition. Just a piece of paper, we don't need anything. You can have those characters make an appearance.

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Moldenhauer revealed that he would love to see Cuphead and Mugman go up against iconic Ice Climbers duos in SSBU from the legendary retro NES era, because it would be an interesting butting heads in a two versus two that every fan deserves.

If anyone would have suggested something like this a few months prior, the idea would be laughed off immediately but now that indie favorite Cuphead from developer/publisher StudioMDHR is heading over to Switch, it doesn't seem that far-fetched after all.

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Ultimate Two Versus Two?

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It is only days past an official announcement for the acclaimed run and gun title that is coming to Nintendo Switch handheld consoles in April 2019, which previously was an exclusive to Microsoft platforms ever since it released back in September 2017.

Since upcoming Fighters Pass of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate by developer Bandai Namco Studios and publisher Nintendo already rumored to feature Steve from Minecraft and Master Chief from Halo franchise, Cuphead brothers would make a fine addition in SSBU for sure.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Splatoon 2 Special Demo Event Comes to Nintendo Switch

Nintendo announces a week-long Special Demo event for Splatoon 2 on Nintendo Switch with a discount deal.

A better sequel to Wii U-exclusive title Splatoon, cartoony third-person shooter game Splatoon 2 from developer/publisher Nintendo is considered as one of the best-selling games released for Nintendo Switch as it sold over 8 million copies worldwide.

Currently, a free Special Demo event is kicking off for anyone interested in the game for a whole week and after downloading the demo from eShop, players will gain access to it from 7:00 AM PT/10:00 AM EST of March 19, 2019.

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Splatoon 2 Special Demo Event Comes to Nintendo Switch

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This great announcement of a free 7-day trial came today from official Twitter account of Nintendo Versus.



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You will be able to take part in standard Turf War mode, brand-new Salmon Run mode, League Battles and Ranked Battles for competitive multiplayer. However, there was no mention of a single-player story mode as part of the trail event.

Turf War is a 4v4 classic competition where you and your teammates try to cover a largest area of the arena players are in with their assigned neon ink. Salmon Run is a co-op mode to take stand against waves of Salmonids enemies and collect Power Eggs.

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Nintendo is also offering free access to Nintendo Switch Online to let you join in online ink war as long as the demo runs till March 25. You can still drop in even if you already enjoyed your Switch Online trial and a code to activate the service will be sent to you.

On top of everything nice, Nintendo will let you purchase Splatoon 2 at 20% discount on eShop while the demo period lasts, making it available for $47.99 only. Even though it is not the best deal for a first-party Switch title, you can still save a few bucks if you take the offer.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Nintendo Celebrates Mario Day 2019 With Switch Bundle Deal

To celebrate MAR10 Day on 2019, Nintendo is offering a special Nintendo Switch bundle game sales deal.

Ever since his inception in 1981 for arcade game Donkey Kong by game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, Mario has been a popular video game character for over 200 titles and has been serving as a mascot for Nintendo throughout years.

Heading closer to MAR10 Day 2019, Nintendo decides to celebrate the occasion by offering a sweet Nintendo Switch deal for fans that grants you a discount on any titles on the handheld console featuring the mustached hero.

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Nintendo Celebrates Mario Day 2019 With Switch Bundle Deal

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Starting from Sunday, March 10, players can enjoy 50% price off when they purchase a Switch system sold for only $299.99 with any of the five select Mario games and instantly save $30 by paying just $329.98 in total before March 16, 2019.

Titles discounted for the offer includes Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Tennis Aces, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey and Super Mario Party. Check out on Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Target and Walmart to get the deal while it lasts.

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You don't have to feel left out even if you already own a Switch, because MAR10 Day can still help you save $20 off from every eShop digital downloads on the above-mentioned games, meaning you can now buy these first-party Nintendo titles for only $39.99.

Even if you are not interested in the host of exclusive sales they are offering, head over to your My Nintendo account to redeem some reward points aside from picking up a March calendar and themed wallpapers from there.

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Also, you can take part in cool activities arranged by Frito-Lay Variety Packs at Nintendo New York store on March 10, if you are in the city by any chance. Participants would require a code to play and win without even making any purchase at all.

Everyone's favorite Italian plumber from Mushroom Kingdom will have more adventures to take on when Dr. Mario World and Super Mario Maker 2 will release later in 2019 for mobile devices and Nintendo Switch respectively.

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.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Nintendo Direct February 2019

With every long-awaited Nintendo trailer from E3 2018, Nintendo absolutely killed it this year. Don't miss any of it.

Fans on Nintendo consoles always wait to start each year with Nintendo Direct that comes with all major announcements for upcoming games that will be coming to their favorite platforms and it keeps them on the edge of their seats.

Unfortunately, January of 2019 has passed, so we have all of our hopes invested in February and finally an official confirmation has assured that the broadcast will begin today at 2 PM PT and as we sweat our palms in excitement, here it comes.

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Nintendo Direct February 2019

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Here goes 36-minute long presentation on Nintendo Direct, announcement for upcoming games for 2019.




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Super Mario Maker 2 | Nintendo Switch




Original side-scrolling platform game from Wii U, Super Mario Maker is getting a sequel rather than a port or the original. Developers have been working on it for some time and the title is currently set to arrive in June 2019 for Nintendo Switch.

This exclusive follow-up allows players to create slopes and that just what many have already been expecting. Everything that made the 2015 release great is going to be there alongside a new bunch of features and tools at your disposal.

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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order | Nintendo Switch




Developer Team Ninja has allied themselves up with publisher Nintendo to bring upcoming action RPG title Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order to Switch handheld. Thanos and his Black Order are set to arrive on summer 2019.

Pick some of your most favorite Marvel characters from the popular superhero teams of Avengers, Defenders, Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men or others like Captain Marvel to assemble your fan-boy dream team for a four player local or online co-op based storyline.

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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Comes to Nintendo Switch

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BOX BOY! + BOX GIRL! | Nintendo Switch
Puzzle platformer series BoxBoy! from developer HAL Laboratory returns for an all-new sequel BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! even after completing a trilogy on Nintendo 3DS. By April 26, the game will be available to digitally purchase on Nintendo eShop.

The series is moving to Switch while taking a leap from single player category to co-op play now that he has a partner. Our square-shaped hero can box it up around all the way to a total of 270 stages solving puzzles to beat them all in this latest installment.

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BOXBOY! + BOXGIRL! Nintendo Switch Release Date

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate | Spring Update 3.0




Have you been smashing your opponents to your heart's content in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate lately? Because Nintendo is looking forward to introduce some changes in upcoming free update 3.0 for their fastest-selling crossover fighting game that are yet to be revealed in details.

In another note, Joker from Persona 5 is joining the ever so expansive roster of SSBU soon as a DLC character for Fighters Pass. Also, new series of amiibo in 2019 features Ivysaur, Pokémon Trainer, Simon, Squirtle and Solid Snake from MGS series.

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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker | Free Update + Special Episode DLC
Captain Toad of Mushroom Kingdom will receive a free update later today for his solo spin-off title that would include a cooperative multiplayer support to all the existing levels of a maze-filled world to go look for more hidden fortunes with company.

Also, a paid downloadable content is about to add 18 new challenge that takes you to a kingdom of sweets or sunken ships though five new courses for Captain Toad and Toadette to hustle for Shiny Crowns in a special episode, available to purchase from today.

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Captain Toad – Treasure Tracker Special Episode DLC

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night




A spiritual successor to Castlevania series that was backed by a successful Kickstarter campaign, Bloodstained is a Metroidvania-type game that focuses gameplay on side-scrolling action and is expected to arrive sometime later in summer 2019.

Protagonist Miriam explores various gothic castles in her quest and uses her curse to stop a demonic outbreak on the world. Not only is she able to steal abilities from her enemies with her powers but it also helps her defy the laws of reality.

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Comes to Nintendo Switch

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Dragon Quest Builders 2
Developer/publisher Square Enix brings out the sequel to sandbox action role-playing game Dragon Quest Builders for Switch on July 12, 2019.  You can now join with up to four friends via online multiplayer and build their own world through block-building.

Set within the world of DQ, players can create houses, weapons, traps and utilities as you like them to be. These structures will also help you to cross air, water and other obstacles or you can just fast-travel with the retro-styled map.

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Dragon Quest Builders 2 Nintendo Switch Release Date

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In a short window of half-an hour time, Nintendo Direct unleashed a load of announcement for many upcoming anticipated Switch titles and DLC. Many of these games are not launching until the second half of the year or not have a release window just yet though.

Many of the titles that got showcased in the official video above were originally announced back in E3 2018 but fans will be very happy to at least get a definite launch date on their favorite consoles for sure and appreciate it.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Mario Kart Tour Delayed to Summer 2019

Nintendo has delayed their upcoming mobile game Mario Kart Tour to summer 2019 in order to improve its quality.

Even Nintendo has finally given in to the irresistible charm of mobile gaming when they announced Mario Kart Tour for mobile devices and shifted focus developing new titles for the platform considering its ever growing market.

Without much details related to the game to discuss, we had a release window targeted for April 2019 back then and now, Nintendo has reportedly delayed the game and pushed back to summer 2019 until any further official notice.

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Mario Kart Tour Delayed to Summer 2019

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After launching back in 1992 as a go-cart racing game featuring other Mario series characters, Super Mario Kart pioneered a sub-franchise on its own by generating 13 installments for arcade games, consoles and portable devices so far.

Latest among the line was Mario Kart 8 Deluxe that came out in April 2017 to re-engage the players in throwing banana peels and shells at each other while racing. The game even had a crossover with Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild by adding Link to the game via a free DLC.

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Longtime Mario fans and many other players were excited wondering to play their favorite games on smart phones but Nintendo had to pedal the brakes as they wanted to improve quality of the game and had to postpone from releasing on previous schedule.

The company wanted to take a huge step into the smart device business and originally planned to offer post-launch content as part of their continued service. They also have their priorities set straight about existing mobile titles that fans are already enjoying.

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Current mobile titles like Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Fire Emblem Heroes and Pokémon GO have seen massive success upon release. When they dropped Super Mario Run for the platform, it was downloaded 40 million times within first four days.

Mario Kart is so popular to the fans that it is about to become a theme park ride at Universal Studios Japan and this delay can eventually turn out to be good for Mario Kart Tour as Nintendo has a history of making delayed game worth the wait.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Super Mario Odyssey Becomes Best-Selling 3D Mario Game Ever

Nintendo has recently revealed 3D platformer game Super Mario Odyssey to be best-selling Mario game ever.

In one of their recent report on hardware and software sales, major video game company Nintendo has revealed some pretty impressive numbers for their next gen hybrid console Nintendo Switch and its first-party titles.

According to that official report, Switch handheld console has been sold over 32 million units by the end of 2018. Also, 3D platformer game Super Mario Odyssey of 2017 has come out as the best-selling 3D Mario game ever in history.

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Super Mario Odyssey Becomes Best-Selling 3D Mario Game Ever

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After making debut for the next gen console of Nintendo, SMO received universal acclaim from critics and fans alike while still going pretty good after more than a year after its debut with no sign of stopping anytime soon.

The title immediately gets popular among longtime series fans has sold over 13.76 million copies by the end of 2018, coming only next to kart racing game Mario Kart 8 Deluxe that has amassed an impressive 15.02 million unit sales so far.

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The game follows the usual plot of the series where recurring antagonist Bowser kidnaps Princess Peach to forcibly marry her and Mario on a pursuit to save her from the clutches of King Koopa with assistance from his newfound friend Cappy.

Cappy is a sentient inhabitant of Cap Kingdom who is looking to rescue his sister Tiara from the Demon King and aside from replacing Mario's red hat, the character lets him take control of his common enemy enemies including Bullet Bills, Chain Chomps, Goombas and other objects.

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Nintendo had an incredible run in 2018 as most of their titles were selling on a great number with new original titles and ports debuting on the platform very often. Those striking sales numbers are what get publishers to release more of their games to Switch.

Super Mario Odyssey becomes the best-selling Mario game of the past three decades throughout its run by topped up above Super Mario Galaxy for Wii and Super Mario 64, both selling 12.76 and 11.94 million copies respectively.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Metroid Prime 4 for Switch Restarts Development

Halfway through development, Nintendo announced starting over Metroid Prime 4 for Switch from Retro Studios.

Aside from getting an official announcement from back in E3 2017, upcoming first person action-adventure game Metroid Prime 4 for Nintendo Switch console had no other details revealed except for a leaked listing that says the game is coming by the end of 2019.

However, things have changed as publisher Nintendo has made another official announcement lately regarding the current development progress for the title, revealing that the studio has restarted development their highly-anticipated project.

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Metroid Prime 4 for Switch Restarts Development

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Watch out the official development update for the game by Senior Managing Executive Officer, Shinya Takahashi below.




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Whatever level of development phase they were in; the studio completely scrapped the game to start from scratch shifting with original developer of Metroid Prime series, Retro Studios and they had some pretty valid reasons for their actions.

According to Takahashi, current state of progress has not reached the standards they seek and given their knack for the highest quality in every game, Nintendo simply wants to live up to fans' expectations above anything else.

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His unexpected decision from the publisher out of commitment to quality also means that the game will not be coming out anytime soon as they originally planned and the delay could simply take another year or so but this is probably for the best for fans.

Seeing no apparent follow up on the status of the upcoming title since 2017, fans only assumed that maybe they will hear some news at Nintendo Direct Mini January 2019 or at E3 2019 but the update came before any of the above was about to happen.

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We have no glimpse of the gameplay or story so far to speculate anything on other than a logo that was shown in first look as a part of E3 2017, which was probably from an early period of working and no one had a clue then that everything will get rebooted halfway through.

Metroid Prime 4 will see return of series protagonist Samus Aran and will serve as a sequel to Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. On the bright side, the IP is now headed back at home with Retro Studios, who previously helmed the original trilogy.