Jun 17

Nintendo Posts Visual Release Calendar for Switch and 3DS

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Nintendo recently put out a helpful graphic showing many of the games coming to the Switch and 3DS this year, including all of the newly-announced ones from this year’s E3, like Metroid: Samus Returns and Mario+Rabbids Kingdom Battle.

With ARMS now out, Ever Oasis will be the next high-profile title to come out. It will launch on June 23 on 3DS.

Source: @NintendoAmerica

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Jun 16

Pokémon GO Gyms Closing for Remodeling

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Changes are coming for Gyms in Pokémon GO.

Developer Niantic posted a notice on the game’s support page letting players know that Gyms will be closing temporarily for remodeling.

There’s no word on exactly what changes will be made, but a representative for the company did tell followers of the Pokemon GO subreddit that Niantic will announce the closures on their social media channels.

“As we get ready to update Pokémon GO, we want to ensure that Trainers have a sufficient heads up that Gyms will soon be disabled so that they can collect their Defender bonus. We will provide updates on our social channels in advance of Gyms closing in-game.”

Source: r/pokemongo

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Jun 15

eShop Thursday: “The End of E3” Edition

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E3 is officially over.

There were some ups and downs: We got two confirmations that the Metroid series isn’t actually dead, Capcom apparently has no plans at the moment to localize Monster Hunter XX and we know there is a Kirby and Yoshi game in the works for the Switch. Overall, there are a lot of things to look forward to on the Switch in the next couple of years.

Except for Monster Hunter XX in the West.

As for games coming out in the immediate future, ARMS launches onto the Switch tomorrow.

Nintendo confirmed the addition of two bits of free ARMS DLC during today’s Treehouse stream: Spectator Mode, which is coming later this month, and a new character Max Brass, who will be added to the game next month.

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Jun 14

Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido Brings “Conveyor Belt Sushi Puzzle Action” to 3DS

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Nintendo premiered another new game during their Treehouse livestream today. Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido is a puzzle action game from indieszero, the developers behind Electroplankton and NES Remix.

In order to defend their homeland, players will battle invaders by using conveyor belt sushi plates. Using the 3DS touchscreen to collect similar-colored sushi plates, players can build combos and create tall stacks of plates to fling at their opponents. The taller the stack, the more damage they will deal.

Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido is slated for release in 2018.

Source: e3.nintendo.com

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Jun 13

Metroid Prime 4 In Development for the Switch

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One of the biggest surprises to come out of Nintendo’s first day at E3 2017 was the announcement of a new Metroid Prime game in development for the Switch.

The tentatively-titled Metroid Prime 4 is not being developed by the former Prime series developers at Retro Studios. Instead, it is being worked on by a “new development team” led by Kensuke Tanabe, who served as a producer for most of the Prime games.

Just like the previous games in the series, Metroid Prime 4 will be played in first-person. It will also be the start of a new storyline that aims to tie together and expand on other story elements from the Prime universe.

Nintendo did not announce a release date.

Source: Nintendo Spotlight

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Jun 12

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Coming to Switch on August 29

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The rumored-then-leaked Mario and Rabbids crossover title for Switch made its official debut during Ubisoft’s E3 press conference earlier today.

Mario, Luigi, Peach and Yoshi will team up with their Rabbid counterparts in a “turn-based combat adventure” that appears to draw heavy inspiration, surprisingly, from the XCOM series. Players will be able to make strategic use of half and full cover, utilize unique character skills and discover new weapons take into battle.

Other details:

  • The game will run on Ubisoft’s Snowdrop Engine, the same engine used in Tom Clancy’s The Division.
  • Banjo-Kazooie and Yooka-Laylee composer Grant Kirkhope is working on the game’s soundtrack.
  • Nintendo will publish the game in Japan, where it will launch later than the rest of the world, sometime in 2018.

Source: Mario + Rabbids Official Site, Gematsu.com

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Jun 11

This Week in Games: “WoOoOoOooah OoOoOoah” Edition

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With the ARMS Global Testpunch complete, Switch owners can finally get their hands (arms?) on the full game this Friday.

Also heading to stores this week is the Cars 3 tie-in game for the Switch and Wii U.

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Jun 10

Nintendo New York Store Will Offer Its Own E3 Experience Beginning Tuesday

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Even though Nintendo is getting ready for E3 in Los Angeles this week, the company is also preparing the “E3 Experience” at the Nintendo New York store.

From June 13 to June 18, visitors will be able to try out some of the games being shown at E3, watch the Nintendo Treehouse Live @ E3 stream, meet Mario’s voice actor Charles Martinet and get some free giveaways.

Many of the events at the E3 Experience will be first-come, first-served, so people will be allowed to line up outside the store beginning at 7 a.m. each day.

The festivities will kick off at 12 p.m. on June 13 with the Nintendo Spotlight livestream.

Source: NintendoNYC Facebook

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Jun 9

Nintendo Launches Competitive-Focused Twitter Account

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Earlier today, Nintendo launched @NintendoVS, a new Twitter account aimed primarily at promoting Nintendo competitive events.

The first of these will take place next week during E3, when Nintendo will host a series of tournaments for their upcoming titles ARMSSplatoon 2 and Pokkén Tournament DX.

  • Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational – 2:30 p.m. PT on Tuesday, June 13
  • Pokken Tournament DX Invitational – 10:30 a.m. PT on Wednesday, June 14
  • ARMS Open Invitational – 3:30 p.m. PT on Wednesday, June 14

Source: @NintendoVS

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Jun 8

eShop Thursday: “Shantae on Switch” Edition

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Anyone that skipped out on Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, or anyone just looking to double-dip, can now pick up the game on the Switch.

Also out this week are the ACA NeoGeo release of Shock Troopers 2nd Squad on Switch and Alien Crush and Neutopia II on the Wii U Virtual Console.

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