Blaster Master Zero launched in the Switch eShop last week without support for the system’s Pro Controller. While it can be seen as a peculiar omission, the developers at Inti Creates quickly remedied it with the latest patch, which went live today.
The game is available on the Switch and 3DS for $9.99 each.
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Switch owners will have a chance to try Splatoon 2 early during the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire event, and they can download the demo right now in the eShop. However, since the event has not actually started, players will only be able to view the title screen.
The demo will go live during the following times beginning next Friday, March 24. All times in Pacific.
- March 24
- 12 p.m. – 12:59 p.m.
- 8 p.m. – 8:59 p.m.
- March 25
- 4:00 a.m. – 4:59 a.m.
- 12:00 p.m. – 12:59 p.m.
- 8:00 p.m. – 8:59 p.m.
- March 26
- 4:00 a.m. – 4:59 a.m.
Splatoon 2 will launch on the Switch this summer.
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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.
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The Nintendo Switch will be able to play physical copies of import games without the need for any modification, thanks to Nintendo’s decision to not place any sort of region-locking on the console.
As for digital titles, Nintendo recommends Switch owners buy games from their region’s eShop “to ensure full service and support.” However, there is no actual restriction on which region a user can access. The eShop a user will be able to visit is determined by the region selected in their Nintendo Account, and regions can be freely changed at any time.
The Switch will also allow for up to eight accounts on one system, which means owners can set up multiple accounts, each corresponding to a different region, if they wish.
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The biggest digital release this week isn’t even in the eShop. Super Mario Run is finally out for iOS devices in the App Store. The mobile take on Mario is free-to-start, but a one-time payment of $9.99 is required to unlock the full game.
As for stuff on actual Nintendo platforms, PICROSS e7 drops onto the 3DS and the Wii’s Excitebots: Trick Racing makes its way to the Wii U.No comments
Nintendo announced and launched the official site for Sayonara! BoxBoy!, the third entry in Hal Laboratory’s BoxBoy series. The game will come out in the Japanese 3DS eShop on February 2 for ¥680 (≈$6).
A physical release, which includes all three BoxBoy! games, a Qbby amiibo and a 34-track soundtrack, is also scheduled to come out on February 2. It will retail for ¥3456 (≈$30).No comments
For the very first time, Nintendo will hold an eShop sale to coincide with The Game Awards, which airs this Thursday on various platforms.
Host Geoff Keighley mentioned the sale yesterday during a brief Periscope stream to talk about the show.
There is no word on how long the sale will last or what games will be discounted, but there is speculation that Nintendo’s nominees, like Fire Emblem Fates and Xenoblade Chronicles X, will be among the selections.
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In addition to pushing out $99 New 3DSes, Nintendo is also bringing Black Friday savings to the eShop. From now until December 5, select titles in the Wii U and 3DS eShops will be discounted by up to 50 percent.
Additionally, many of the games on sale are also eligible for My Nintendo Gold Points, which can be put towards vouchers for discounts on other eShop titles.No comments
The Sonic the Hedgehog franchise turned 25 this year and the eShop is honoring the blue blur by offering up to 60 percent off the following Sonic games from now until November 29:
- 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (3DS) – $2.99
- Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal (3DS) – $14.99
- Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (Wii U) – $14.99
- 3D Sonic the Hedgehog (3DS) – $2.99
- Sonic Lost World (3DS) – $14.97
- Sonic Labyrinth (3DS) – $3.49
- Sonic Lost World (Wii U) – $14.99
- Sonic Drift 2 (3DS) – $2.79
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2 [Game Gear] (3DS) – $3.49
- Sonic the Hedgehog [Game Gear] (3DS) – $3.49
- Sonic Blast (3DS) – $2.79
- Sonic & All Stars: Racing Transformed (3DS) – $11.99
- Sonic & All Stars: Racing Transformed (Wii U) – $11.99
- Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble (3DS) – $3.49
- Sonic Generations (3DS) – $11.99