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Nintendo 2017 Summer of Play Tour Locations Announced

May 23rd, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Nintendo will be demoing ARMSSplatoon 2 and more across the U.S. this summer as part of their 2017 Summer of Play Tour.

The thirteen stops announced so far are:

  • June 9-11
    • Irvine, California
    • Irvine Spectrum Center
  • June 16-18
    • Pleasanton, California
    • Alameda County Fair
  • June 23-25
    • Bloomington, Minnesota
    • Mall of America®
  • June 30-July 2
    • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest Grounds)
  • July 7-9
    • Chicago
    • Navy Pier
  • July 14-16
    • Glendale, Arizona
    • Arrowhead Towne Center
  • July 20-23
    • San Diego
    • Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina (San Diego Comic-Con)
  • July 28-30
    • Arlington, Texas
    • The Parks Mall at Arlington
  • Aug. 4-6
    • Miami, Florida
    • Aventura Mall
  • Aug. 11-13
    • Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
    • Musikfest
  • Aug. 18-20
    • New York
    • DUMBO Waterfront
  • Aug. 25-27
    • King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
    • King of Prussia Mall
  • Sept. 2-4
    • Baltimore
    • Harborplace

Visitors can expect to see the following games at the events:

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • 1-2-Switch
  • Snipperclips – Cut it out, together!
  • ARMS
  • Splatoon 2
  • Super Bomberman R
  • Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers
  • Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition
  • Pokémon Sun
  • Pokémon Moon
  • Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS
  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
  • Hey! PIKMIN
  • Miitopia

In addition, Nintendo will be giving away freebies to My Nintendo members and people who pre-order or buy select Switch and 3DS games at participating GameStop stores near the tour stops.

Source: Press Release

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Bandai Namco Porting Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 to Switch

May 22nd, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

The sequel to Dragon Ball Xenoverse is coming to the Switch this fall, Namco Bandai confirmed today on Twitter.

The Switch version will include features that take advantage of the system’s unique setup, including motion controls, ad-hoc play for up to six players and local two-player battles with single joy-cons.

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 launched last October on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. A fourth DLC pack was recently announced for the game. It is currently unknown whether the additional content will make its way to the Switch release.

Source: @BandaiNamcoUS

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This Week in Games: “Not Enough Time for Games” Edition

May 21st, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia came out last Friday and now the second part of the one-two punch of SRPGs lands this Tuesday when Disgaea 5 Complete launches on the Switch.

Both games are set to monopolize any possible free time you may have, making it harder to fit in sessions for Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers and Darksiders: Warmastered Edition, which also come out this week.

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More ARMS Global Testpunch Details

May 20th, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

The official Japanese ARMS Twitter account revealed more details regarding the upcoming ARMS Global Testpunch.

During the preview, players will be able to select from the following seven characters:

  • Spring Man
  • Ribbon Girl
  • Ninjara
  • Master Mummy
  • Min Min
  • Mechanica
  • DNA Man

Also, in addition to standard fights, the volleyball-esque V-Ball mode will be playable.

There will be a lobby for online matches, where players will be able to change their characters or make use of a warm-up mode.

The ARMS Global Testpunch is scheduled to take place during the next two weekends, beginning May 26. The full schedule is available on the official ARMS website.

Source: GameXplain

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Fan-Designed Nintendo x Uniqlo Shirts Now On Sale

May 19th, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

The 25 winning designs from last year’s UNIQLO T-shirt Grand Prix contest are now available for purchase on Uniqlo.com and at select Uniqlo stores.

Nintendo employees, including representative director Shigeru Miyamoto, were among the judges who narrowed down the more than 16,000 entries received from all over the world.

The shirts range in price from $9.90 for kids’ sizes to $14.90 for men’s and women’s sizes.

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eShop Thursday: “That’s An Expensive Season Pass” Edition

May 18th, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia comes out tomorrow. The remake of the Famicom’s Fire Emblem Gaiden updates many of the original game’s mechanics while also adding some modern conventions… like DLC.

Also available at launch will be a $44.99 season pass. The five-pack, 22-piece DLC pack is 30 percent cheaper than buying everything individually, but it is also $5 more than the base game.

Though, in fairness, the upcoming DLC will be substantial, featuring exclusive classes, characters and a prologue chapter.

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Try ARMS Early During the Global Testpunch

May 17th, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Like Splatoon and Splatoon 2, Nintendo’s new fighting game ARMS will get a series of demo events before it launches next month.

Switch owners can download the Global Testpunch from the eShop now, but the demo will not be active until the scheduled dates:

  • May 26
    • 5 p.m. PT
  • May 27
    • 5 a.m. PT
    • 11 a.m. PT
    • 5 p.m. PT
  • May 28
    • 5 a.m. PT
    • 11 a.m. PT
  • June 2
    • 5 p.m. PT
  • June 3
    • 5 a.m. PT
    • 11 a.m. PT
    • 5 p.m. PT
  • June 4
    • 5 a.m. PT
    • 11 a.m. PT

Also like the Splatoon Testfires, each trial period will last one hour.

ARMS heads to the Switch on June 16.

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Disgaea 5 Complete Demo Out Now in the Switch eShop

May 16th, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Disgaea 5 Complete will not be out for another week, but for those new to the series or those who just can’t wait until next Tuesday, a demo is now available in the Switch eShop.

The demo for the original PS4 release allowed players to transfer their progress over to the full game, but publisher NIS America have not confirmed if this will be the case for the Switch version.

In addition to the demo, NIS America put out a new trailer today, highlighting the things you can expect to see in the game.

Source: NIS America Facebook

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Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Launch Event at Nintendo New York Store

May 15th, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

The general public is invited to celebrate the launch of Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia this Friday at the Nintendo New York store.

From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., visitors can take part in trivia, enter raffles and try out some tutorial stages.

The store will also have the standard and collector’s edition of the game in stock when the store opens on May 19.

Source: Nintendo NYC

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This Week in Games: “Experience the Game Japan Has Enjoyed for Years” Edition

May 14th, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

That’s right. Cooking Mama: Sweet Shop is finally coming to the West after three long years.

The latest in the long-running cooking sim franchise will let 3DS players create food from 60 different recipes and more than 160 minigames!

Oh, and Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia also comes out this week.

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