The very first special event for Pokémon GO is taking place during Halloween. From October 26 to November 1, trainers can take advantage of several bonuses, including:
- Doubled candy earned for catching, hatching and transferring Pokémon.
- Quadruple candy earned from Buddy Pokémon.
- Increased encounter rate for “spooky” Pokémon, like:
Pokémon GO also received an update recently that makes some user experience changes, including:
- Eggs patterns now indicate the distance required to hatch them.
- Pokémon information screens now include type icons.
- Pokémon GO Plus now indicates when the battery is low.
- Minor text fixes.
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While last week’s Nintendo Switch reveal trailer had footage of what looked like a new Mario, Mario Kart and Splatoon, Nintendo cautions that it is not a confirmation of the existence of those titles and the footage shown may not be representative of actual gameplay.
“This video is all about explaining how the Nintendo Switch works,” a Nintendo U.K. spokesperson told Eurogamer. “We wanted to convey in a self-contained video how Nintendo Switch represents a new era for video game systems enjoyed in front of a TV, by letting gamers play anywhere, anytime, with anyone they choose. It adds the mobility of a portable system to the power of a home gaming system.
“At a later date, before the March launch, we’ll be talking about things like exact launch date, and of course, the games. You shouldn’t assume what you saw on the video represents actual game footage and further specifics on first-party games will be provided later.”
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Nintendo previously stated that their upcoming new console, the Switch, was a completely new game machine and not a successor to the Wii U. The company already confirmed that the Switch will not be backwards compatible with Wii U discs, and they recently told Polygon that the system’s tablet would not function as a second screen like with the Wii U.
“Nintendo Switch is dedicated to deliver a single-screen experience,” said a Nintendo official, “on whatever screen you might choose.”
Polygon attempted to get more information from Nintendo regarding things like chipset, touchscreen or motion controls support, tablet specs and possible additional controller attachments, but they refused to comment.
More information on the Switch will be announced closer to the system’s launch in March.
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Following the reveal of the Nintendo Switch, Famitsu had the opportunity to ask Nintendo some questions about their new console.
While the Switch is following up the Wii U, Nintendo does not view it as its, or even the 3DS’, successor. With that, the company added that the Switch will not be backwards compatible with Wii U discs or 3DS game cards. There was no mention of whether Wii U or 3DS games could show up digitally via the eShop.
When the Switch launches, Nintendo confirmed that the system will come with the dock and left and right Joy-Con controllers. It is not certain if the Joy-Con Grip, the cradle that holds both of the Joy-Con parts, will also be included.
As for battery life, Nintendo did not go into specifics, only saying that the Switch was developed so you are able to comfortably play as much as possible, even in places with no power.
Famitsu also asked questions regarding the Switch’s game card specs and the possibility of the console being able to play smartphone titles, but Nintendo did not provide any solid answers.
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While the reception for yesterday’s Nintendo Switch reveal was mostly positive, that did not translate over to the stock market, where Nintendo’s share prices dropped 6.5 percent after the Switch trailer went up. This negates the 4.6 percent increase that preceded the Switch trailer announcement on Wednesday.
There is no clear reason for the sudden drop, but GameSpot posits it may have something to do with uncertainty from business analysts, who are still skeptical about the Switch’s ability to find broad market appeal.
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This week’s eShop offerings aren’t bad – there’s The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks and SteamWorld Heist on the Wii U and the original Breath of Fire on the New 3DS – but following today’s Nintendo Switch reveal, it’s hard to not just ignore everything and look forward to the console’s launch next year.No comments
Nintendo share prices jumped 4.6 percent, adding more than $1 billion to the company’s market value, following yesterday’s announcement of the Nintendo Switch reveal trailer.
The surge continues a steady increase in Nintendo’s stock, which is now up more than 50 percent over last year, thanks in part to the company’s efforts in the mobile market.
Nintendo gave the public its first look at the Nintendo Switch early this morning and promises to reveal more as we get closer to the system’s launch in March.
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Nintendo officially unveiled their next home console, the Nintendo Switch, which launches this March.
Just as the rumors suggested, the system is a cartridge-based tablet that functions like a console when docked at home, but turns into a portable when removed.
To match the system’s versatility, the Switch’s Joy-Con controllers can adapt to different situations – they can be attached to the sides of the tablet while on the go, connected to the Joy-Con Grip and used as a home controller or even used separately as two individual controllers.
There are no details on hardware specs, but Nvidia confirmed that the Switch will be powered by a custom Tegra processor.
On the newly launched Switch page on Nintendo.com, several third-party developers and publishers, including Capcom, EA, FromSoftware, Level-5, Platinum and Square Enix, have already announced support for the Switch.
Nintendo promises more info, in regards to price, launch titles and demonstrations, will be announced before March.
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