Archive for June, 2017

Footage of Rainway Streaming PC Games to Switch

June 30th, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Andrew Sampson, the creator of the Rainway PC streaming app, shared several clips of the program in action, streaming the PC versions of Batman: Arkham Knight, NieR: Automata, Undertale and Overwatch to the Switch.

Minimum PC specifications have not been announced for Rainway, but Sampson did say that he was streaming off an Intel i5-4440 and Radeon RX480. He also told people that they should be able to stream as long as they had “a modern CPU that supports video encoding acceleration” and a dedicated GPU.

Source: @Andrewmd5 [via My Nintendo News]

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eShop Thursday: “New Armor Has Nothing on Undies” Edition

June 29th, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

The Master Trials, the first of two DLC packs for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, comes out tomorrow. It adds new armor sets, Hard Mode, the ability to create your own warp point, footstep tracking and the Trial of the Master Sword, which allows players to unlock a permanently powered-up Master Sword.

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Item and Online Play Adjustments in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Update 1.2

June 28th, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

The second update for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe since its launch last April is now out and it makes several adjustments to online play, in addition to a few tweaks to items.

The full official change log:

  • Players can use Pikmin-themed amiibo to unlock a Pikmin Suit for the Mii driver.
  • Race rules and course name are now displayed on loading screens for online and wireless play, as well as Mario Kart TV.
  • Players who are behind in online matches will receive items geared toward catching up more frequently.
  • In online matches, no more than two Piranha Plants will be granted as items at the same time.
  • Controls are no longer unresponsive when the timer runs out when choosing a Mii racing suit for online matches.
  • When a player uses an item right after the Super Horn in online matches, that item will now remain available for other players.
  • Item wheel no longer spins continuously in online matches.
  • Online matches now end as intended 30 seconds after the first place racer finishes.
  • The Boomerang now returns to the first slot, if possible, after a player catches it.
  • Items shown in a player’s item slots now display correctly when holding an item behind them.
  • No longer possible to use an item after it has been used to block an attack.
  • Communication errors no longer occur frequently while spectating or after spectating online matches.

Source: Nintendo Support

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Kirby’s Blowout Blast Heads to the 3DS eShop Next Week

June 27th, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

The second of three Kirby titles celebrating the series’ 25th anniversary is coming to the 3DS eShop on July 4 in Japan and July 6 in North America, Nintendo confirmed today.

Kirby’s Blowout Blast is a full, standalone game based on the Kirby 3D Rumble mini-game from Kirby: Planet Robobot. No price was announced for the North American release, but a recent trailer for the Japanese version revealed the game will go on sale for ¥750.

Source: @NintendoAmerica

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SNES Classic Edition Launches on September 29 in North America

June 26th, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

The highly-rumored SNES Classic Edition is real and will retail for $79.99 when it goes on sale on September 29 in North America. The system will also launch in Japan and Europe in its appropriate regional variant.

The SNES Classic Edition will come pre-loaded with 21 games, including Star Fox 2, which never released on the original Super Nintendo/Super Famicom.

The other titles are:

  • Contra III: The Alien Wars
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • EarthBound (Replaced with Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem in Japan)
  • Final Fantasy III/VI
  • F-ZERO
  • Kirby Super Star
  • Kirby’s Dream Course (Replaced with Legend of Mystical Ninja in Japan)
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Mega Man X
  • Secret of Mana
  • Star Fox
  • Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting (Replaced with Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers in Japan)
  • Super Castlevania IV (Replaced with Panel de Pon in Japan)
  • Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
  • Super Mario World
  • Super Metroid
  • Super Punch-Out!! (Replaced with Super Soccer in Japan)
  • Yoshi’s Island


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This Week in Games: “DIY RPG” Edition

June 25th, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

With this week’s launch of RPG Maker Fes, you too can now make the RPG of your dreams.

Butts Quest XVII will become reality.

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More Than One Million Switches Sold in Japan

June 24th, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Japanese website Dengeki Online reports that, after a little more than three months on the market, the Switch has managed to sell more than one million units in Japan.

Its current pace puts it well ahead of the Wii U, which sold 820,000 units in the same span of time, but still way behind the original Wii, which had sold 1.85 million units.

Earlier this week, Nintendo apologized for not being able to supply enough Switches to meet current demand, and promised that, in July and August, they would increase the amount of units they ship out.

Source: Dengeki Online [via Perfectly Nintendo],

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Animal Crossing Mobile Is Still Launching this Year

June 23rd, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Despite delays, the new Animal Crossing game planned for smart devices is still expected to launch this year, according to Nintendo COO Reggie Fils-Aimé, who confirmed the 2017 release in a recent interview with Waypoint.

“So, specifically now, Animal Crossing,” Reggie said. “Animal Crossing development continues quite strongly, the teams are very excited about what they have. It’s an application that is going to launch this year, as we’ve committed. And we’ll be sharing more information in due course. We believe, just as we’ve seen with Pokémon Go, just as we’ve seen with Super Mario Run, Fire Emblem Heroes, we believe that the application will help broaden the user base for Animal Crossing, and it’s going to end up having a positive impact on our dedicated video game business of Animal Crossing. “

Nintendo originally announced the mobile version of Animal Crossing in April 2016. It was supposed to release before the end of the 2017 fiscal year in March, but the company delayed it so it would not interfere with the Android launch of Super Mario Run.

Source: Waypoint

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eShop Thursday: “Oasis In A Singed Land” Edition

June 22nd, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Ever Oasis unlocks in the 3DS eShop tomorrow, which means there’s a cheap excuse to use another lyric from “Rivers in the Desert” in the title.

Other notables this week include the ACA release of Fatal Fury 2 and the heavily-Zelda-inspired Oceanhorn – Monster of Uncharted Seas, both of which are out today on the Switch.

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Pokémon GO Gym Update is Live on iOS and Android

June 21st, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Niantic recently reopened Gyms in the latest update for Pokémon GO. As part of the update, they also launched a new Raid Battle mode.

From the Pokémon GO website:

A Raid Battle is a cooperative gameplay experience that encourages you to work with other Trainers to defeat an extremely powerful Pokémon known as the Raid Boss. Before a Raid Battle begins, a large Egg will appear atop the Gym. When the countdown above the Egg reaches zero, the Raid Boss will be revealed.

Before you can battle the Raid Boss, you’ll need a Raid Pass. You can get one free Raid Pass per day by visiting a Gym, but you can only hold one at a time. You can also get Premium Raid Passes from the in-game shop. Upon using your pass to join the battle, you and up to 20 other Trainers work together to defeat the Raid Boss. If you successfully defeat the Raid Boss within the five-minute time limit, you’ll have the chance to catch an extra powerful Pokémon of your own!

The full list of changes in the update include:

  • Gym features significantly updated to add the all-new motivation system.
  • Added new Gym Badge feature.
  • Added in-app and push notification system for Gyms.
  • Added Raid Battles, a new cooperative gameplay experience.
  • Added four new items available only by completing Raid Battles.
  • Added Raids tab to Nearby screen.
  • Added search functionality to Pokémon collection screen.
  • Added visual indicator to unvisited PokéStops.


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