Feb 26

This Week in Games: “Switch Day” Edition

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New hardware launches are always exciting, and after only a few short months since its big reveal, the Switch is finally here.

Because of the system’s launch, the number of games coming out this week are a bit higher than usual. Hoping to not get lost in the shuffle is Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns, which comes out for the 3DS this Tuesday.

Not to be forgotten, either. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launches on the Wii U this Friday, alongside the Switch version.

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Feb 25

Snipperclips: Cut It Out, Together! Is Now A Switch Launch Title

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A recent press release from Nintendo confirmed that SFB Games’ co-op puzzle game Snipperclips: Cut It Out, Together! will be available in the Nintendo Switch eShop for $19.99 when the system launches on March 3. A free demo will also be available at launch.

Nintendo of Europe also announced a special bundle that pairs a set of Joy-Cons with a download code for the game. It will go on sale beginning March 10. The bundle has not been announced for other regions.

Nintendo recently released a new Snipperclips trailer on their YouTube channel.

Source: Nintendo.com

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Feb 24

Nintendo Is Aware of Joy-Con Disconnection Issues

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Kotaku editor-in-chief Stephen Totilo received word today from Nintendo PR acknowledging the Joy-Con disconnection issues affecting the pre-launch Nintendo Switch units sent to members of the press. The company is currently investigating the problem, but have nothing to report at this time.

Earlier this week, various gaming news outlets reported having occasional problems with the Switch’s controllers intermittently disconnecting and reconnecting, hindering game play. GameXplain recently took a look at the problem and reasoned that it might be caused by physical interference from hands or other body parts.

Source: @stephentotilo, GameXplain

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Feb 23

eShop Thursday: “Maria is the Best Girl” Edition

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Harvest Moon 64 heads to the Wii U Virtual Console today. Just remember, there is only one correct choice when it comes to bachelorettes.

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Feb 22

Amazon Reportedly Cancelling Pre-Orders for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Master Edition

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Several Amazon customers who pre-ordered the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Master Edition bundle from the online retailer are receiving emails stating their orders have been cancelled due to a lack of availability. As consolation, those affected were credited $10 to their Amazon accounts.

It is not surprising that quantities are limited, as Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said that would be the case when revealing the Master Edition and Special Edition bundles during last month’s Nintendo Treehouse Live stream.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launches on the Wii U and Switch on March 3.

Source: r/NintendoSwitch, NeoGAF

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Feb 8

Pokémon GO Celebrates Valentine’s Day With Double Candy Event

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Niantic kicked off their Valentine’s Day event for Pokémon GO today. From now until February 15, players will be able to earn double the candy for catching, hatching and transferring Pokémon. Additionally, Buddy Pokémon will be able to find candy twice as fast.

During the event, certain pink Pokémon, like Clefairy and Chansey, will be more likely to appear and Cleffa, Igglybuff and Smoochum have a better chance of hatching from Eggs. To help make it easier to encounter these Pokémon, Niantic have temporarily bumped up the duration of Lure Modules so they now last six hours.

Source: Niantic

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Feb 7

Fire Emblem Heroes Updates Planned for Every Two Weeks

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Fire Emblem Heroes game director Kouhei Maeda recently told IGN that they plan to support the mobile title with continued updates every two weeks.

“We plan to add new stories continually after release, at a pace of about two a month or one every two weeks,” Maeda said. “We also plan to add things like new characters and skills, as well as new game modes that go in different directions from the current gameplay.”

As for how long the developers plan to support Heroes, Nintendo’s Shingo Matsushita said it would depend on how long players continue to support the title.

Fire Emblem Heroes launched last week for iOS and Android.

Source: IGN

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Feb 6

Fire Emblem Heroes Global Retweet Event Will Award Players 10,000 Hero Feathers

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Everyone playing Fire Emblem Heroes will soon get 10,000 Hero Feathers, thanks to Nintendo’s Twitter followers managing to amass 10,000 retweets for the following messages:

Hero Feathers are in-game items that can be used to unlock a character’s potential, increasing their star rating and giving them access to better stats and skills.

Fire Emblem Heroes launched last Thursday for iOS and Android devices. The game is free to play, but offers microtransactions.

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Feb 5

This Week in Games: “25 More Days” Edition

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Since February’s release schedule is looking pretty barren, let’s just take this time to note that there are only 25 more days until the Switch launches!

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Feb 4

Report: Fire Emblem Heroes Earns $2.9 Million in One Day

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Despite the Fire Emblem series being nowhere near as popular as Nintendo’s more established franchises like Mario and Pokémon, its first mobile entry Fire Emblem Heroes reportedly grossed more than $2.9 million worldwide in its first 24 hours of availability, according to analytics firm Sensor Tower.

Sensor Tower’s numbers place Heroes well behind Nintendo’s other major mobile titles, Pokémon GO and Super Mario Run, which earned $10.2 million and $8.4 million, respectively, in their first 24 hours.

Fire Emblem Heroes is currently available on iOS and Android in 39 countries. The game is free to download, but offers optional microtransactions.

Source: Sensor Tower [via VentureBeat]

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