Category Archives: E3 News

Additional Lola Pop Details Plus the Announcement of a New ARMS Global Testpunch


With ARMS fighter Lola Pop now properly revealed, Nintendo has sent to it to provide even more news about the fem fatale.

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Nintendo To Keep 3DS Going Well Past 2018


E3 2017 has been a big success for developers and journalists alike. IGN have been on fire grilling Nintendo America President Reggie Fils-Amie for more details on the latest announcements from the Big N and also how the 3DS will fare against the Switch. Reggie Reaffirms that the 3DS in not going anyway soon and that Nintendo are still driven to keep the 3DS systems going alongside the Switch as they firmly believe that they offer two completely different experiences.

“The way we continue to make Nintendo 3DS vibrant as a platform is first we continue to innovate from form factor standpoint,” Fils-Aime said. “So the New 2DS XL is just the latest for us in having form factor innovation. We know colors are a key differentiator, consumers love the variety of different colors. And also the larger screen and the different form factor in the 2DS family, we think is a going to drive and continue to drive the 3DS platform.”

“We’re going to continue to bring new content, and that’s what’s going to keep this device vibrant and keep it going well into 2018 and beyond.”

You can read the full article here.

Source: IGN

Rocket League Developers Talk Game Details On Switch


 

Matt Kim from US Gamer had a chat with Psyonix VP Jeremy Dunham at E3 2017 about their game Rocket League coming to the Nintendo Switch. Jeremy Dunham was very happy for Rocket League to come to the Switch and is well on board with cross play between Switch & XBox. Here is details that also came from the interview.

– Even if Rocket League isn’t the most graphically challenging game, it’s very dependent on the physics, which forced Psyonix to trade off marginally better resolution if it meant getting the game to run properly on the Switch version
– Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s success Switch was a huge motivator for the Psyonix team to get it right on the Switch

“In terms of pure greenlighting for when this project started, three months ago. If you wanna talk about when we first started investigating, messing with dev kits, late last year was about when we first started looking at it.”

– Nintendo first contacted Psyonix about a potential Switch outing before the console was even officially announced
– 8-player local multiplayer
– two-player split screen on a single Switch with each player using a single Joy-Con (party style)
– Works with the Switch Pro Controller

And if you are yet to see the trailer for Rocket League, we also have that covered.

Source: US Gamer & NintendoEverything

Get a Load of Max Brass! The all-new ARMS Fighter who Becomes Available this July


And just like that, the Nintendo Treehouse E3 coverage is over for the final time this year, but at least it ended with a bang!

Continue reading Get a Load of Max Brass! The all-new ARMS Fighter who Becomes Available this July

[Video] Super Mario Odyssey Supports Co-op Mode


If you was wondering whether Super Mario Odyssey would be supporting multiplayer, you may be a little disappointed but it will feature co-op gaming much like it did in Super Mario Galaxy. By that I mean that 2 players can play at the same time using each Joy-con, One to control Mario and the other to control Cappy. By controlling Cappy, the second play can defeat enemies and collect coins including the hard to reach ones and the first player gets to enjoy playing as Mario. you can see for yourself via the video below.

Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido Comes to Nintendo 3DS in 2018


It seems we were right to expect more games to be revealed at this year’s E3 post Nintendo Spotlight, as another game has been revealed and plenty has been shared about it:

Continue reading Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido Comes to Nintendo 3DS in 2018

[Video] E3 Pokken Tournament DX Invitational Underway


The Pokken Tournament DX Invitational is now well underway and the first round has been uploaded to YouTube which you can view right here. We will be posting the following rounds as they get uploaded.

Miyamoto & Nintendo Reaffirms Development of Pikmin 4


While some may argue there has been a lack on Animal Crossing news from this year’s E3, others can say the same about Pikmin.

 

However just because Pikmin 4 wasn’t showcased like the Kirby and Yoshi games for Nintendo Switch, it doesn’t mean it wasn’t talked about. Having been able to speak with Shigeru Miyamoto, Eurogamer’s Tom Phillips was able to get the following comment out of the notorious dev: Continue reading Miyamoto & Nintendo Reaffirms Development of Pikmin 4

New My Nintendo Mission Hidden On Nintendo E3 Website


If you are in any need for extra platinum coins for your My Nintendo account, there is a secret mission on Nintendo’s E3 website that can net you 20 platinum coins. scroll the screen down to the botom of the daily poll section and you should see Cappy whooshing about underneath it (Cappy being Mario’s new assistant in Super Mario Odyssey in case you missed the memo). Click on cappy and you will be rewarded with the platinum points

You can collect the points for yourself using this link here.

Source: e3.nintendo.com

A Nintendo E3 2017 Day 1 Press Release Recap


With Day 1 of Nintendo’s E3 antics truly over, the following press release has been sent out to serve as a recap for anyone who was unable to attend today::

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Nintendo Recap: First Day at E3 Adds Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions Game Announcement, New Inkling Champs:

Nintendo’s activities at today’s E3 video game trade show in Los Angeles included the announcement of a remake of a classic Mario & Luigi game and the crowning of the winning team in the 2017 Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational.

Following a morning packed with new announcements, the Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3 show included in-depth play-throughs of a variety of games for both the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS systems. During the show, Nintendo announced that an updated version of the first game in the Mario & Luigi series was in development for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions contains all the fun gameplay and dialogue of the Game Boy Advance original, as well as an optional Easy mode for younger or more inexperienced players.

Mario & Luigi SS DX

The game also includes a side story called Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser, which tells the story of the game from the perspective of Bowser’s minions, led by Captain Goomba. Nintendo revealed that two new amiibo figures would be introduced: Goomba and Koopa Troopa. The new amiibo and the existing Boo amiibo figure will be compatible with the game. The amiibo, and the game, are scheduled to launch separately on Oct. 6.

Nintendo ended the day by making a splat-tastic mess with an international flair. Competitors from four different global regions (U.S., Japan, Europe and Australia/New Zealand) competed for world dominance in the 2017 Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational. “Deadbeat” from the United States emerged as the new global champions.

Splatoon 2 Invitational Winners

The four-person teams competed in a best-of-seven final round featuring Ranked Modes from the game. “Deadbeat” will get their name engraved on a sweet Splatoon 2 trophy and will have global bragging rights.

A sampling of other exclusive content revealed today during Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3 included:

  • Fire Emblem Warriors: Colosseum mode offers different scenarios with Fire Emblem heroes facing off and highlighting their over-the-top moves and action. In this scenario, Xander, the crown prince of Nohr, storms Hoshido Castle on a mounted stead through a gauntlet of different Fire Emblem heroes, like Corrin, Marth and Chrom to an ultimate final showdown with Ryoma. Additionally, two new amiibo figures, Chrom and Tiki, will be compatible with the game.

Fire Emblem Warriors

  • Super Mario Odyssey: Members of the Nintendo Treehouse showcased live gameplay of an exclusive area not available in the show-floor demo, revealing new game-play mechanics, new capture targets and new ways of interacting with the environment. This lush, wooded kingdom showcased some of the surprises in store for players when Super Mario Odyssey launches on Oct. 27.

Super Mario Odyssey

  • Metroid: Samus Returns: Earlier today, Nintendo announced a new Metroid game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems: Metroid: Samus Returns, a modern reimagining of the 1991 Game Boy adventure Metroid II: Return of Samus. Nintendo Treehouse members also announced two new amiibo figures – Samus Aran and Metroid – will be released as a set alongside the game. This game is also compatible with the Zero Suit Samus and Samus amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. series. (amiibo functionality details will be revealed at a later date.) While supplies last, fans will also be able to purchase a special edition of the game, which includes a physical version of the game, a sound-selection CD featuring 25 tracks from across the Metroid franchise and a reversible title-sheet insert for the game case for a suggested retail price of $49.99.

Metroid 3DS

Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3 returns 10 a.m. PT on Wednesday. The day will include more live gameplay, game details and developer commentary, as well as two competitions. The 2017 Pokkén Tournament DX Invitational is scheduled to start at 10:30 a.m., while the 2017 ARMS Open Invitational is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. PT.

To watch the competitions and all the Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3 activities, visit http://e3.nintendo.com or check out Nintendo’s YouTube and Twitch channels.

Nintendo 2017 E3 Booth Photo:

Thousands of Nintendo fans celebrate Super Mario Odyssey at the annual E3 video game convention on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in Los Angeles.

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And now we’ve got that out of the way, it’s time to crack on with our Miketendo64 style of E3 coverage!

Source: Nintendo PR

Super Mario Run’s Super Mario Odyssey Tie-in Has Begun


So remember that tie-in we posted about for Super Mario Run and Super Mario Odyssey? Well it seems we won’t have to wait long after all.

Only instead of it being an event where we can earn the Super Mario Odyssey themed statues, we can just buy them instead, only each item has a different time it will become available All statues vary in price and below the official notification can be seen detailing the costs of each one, plus their availability date:

Will you be picking up any of these new rewards? The Cappy Statue is available right now!

Source: Super Mario Run (Mobile Application)

[Video] A GameXplain Video Tour of Nintendo’s E3 2017 Booth


Not in attendance of E3 2017 but wish you were? Maybe we can help with that as GameXplain has just released the following video of a tour of Nintendo’s E3 2017 booth and we’re sharing it right here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2eC3muDUXw

It may not be the same as the Breath of the Wild booth Nintendo had last year, but it is just as awesome!

Source: GameXplain (YouTube)

[Video] Come Watch the Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational


Missed some if not all of yesterday’s stream of the Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational? Not to worry, Nintendo has shared the following footage on YouTube so anyone who missed anything good, can see it all at their own leisure and we’ve got it right here:

https://youtu.be/0jcfyDfv_bg

https://youtu.be/VwD3ggRA4Fc

https://youtu.be/WeTbRmvZ9Pg

https://youtu.be/1Ro6eJ9Y2aI

https://youtu.be/zDdF7a8Wa74

Source: Nintendo (YouTube)

“We want every high-quality game to have an opportunity to be played on Nintendo Switch” Says Reggie


Having being able to speak with Nintendo of America President, Reggie Fils-Aimé, IGN was able to get the following statement on Nintendo Switch’s Say Yes policy to High quality games:

We want every high-quality game to have an opportunity to be played on Nintendo Switch.” “Every single one. Fill in the blank of third-party, high-quality game really wanted on Nintendo Switch; the answer is yes.”

Reggie also added that as well as maintaining the flow of first-party games, Nintendo wants to do the same with high quality third party games as well. He also provided the following response as well:

We’ve been very thoughtful in making sure we have a strong cadence of launches that are going to keep our fans engaged, going to drive hardware, and continue to propel us forward. And certainly as we think back to Wii U, that’s one of the things that we didn’t do as effectively.”

It is good to see Nintendo being more open like this, what do you think?

Source: IGN

[Random] The Costumes of Super Mario Odyssey


When it comes to Super Mario Odyssey, the game has plenty of cool things to offer, just like various costumes, but did you know the costumes have been worn before?

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On the top row we have Mario as seen in Picross 2 (1996) and Mario x Qix (1990), whereas on the bottom row we have Mario from NES Open Tournament (1987) and Yoshi’s Cookie (1993) and even then the cameos don’t seem to end there, as going by the footage and photo we have below, a certain Super Mario Maker outfit is available in-game as well.

https://youtu.be/MDc68tGMp3Y

Also purely because we can, here is a photo of the map for Super Mario Odyssey and a link to its official Twitter account:

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https://twitter.com/mario_odysseyJP/

Stay tuned for more Super Mario Odyssey news!

Source: @RetroCabeza (Twitter), Nintendo JP (YouTube) & @mario_odysseyJP (Twitter)