Category Archives: Nintendo Switch

Charles Martinet Wraps up Recording his Lines for Runner3 and Has More Dialogue than he did for Runner2


Releasing this Summer, Runner3 is coming to the Nintendo Switch and while it was already known the voice of Mario, Mr Charles Martinet himself, would be coming back to lend his voice, today Choice Provisions has come out and revealed all voice work has been recorded!

 

Below you can find both the majority of official post and the supplied text taken from the Runner3 newsletter: Continue reading Charles Martinet Wraps up Recording his Lines for Runner3 and Has More Dialogue than he did for Runner2

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Kimishima Comments on 1-2-Switch, Super Bomberman R, Snipperclips’ & Breath of the Wild’s Switch Sales Performance


Following yesterday’s huge Nintendo reveals, Nintendo provided an update list of their games that have sold over 1 million units and despite Snipperclips, Super Bomberman R and 1-2-Switch all being exclusive launch titles for Switch, neither of them made it onto the list.

 

In fact the only Switch game that made it onto the list was in fact The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which also made it onto the Wii U’s 1 million sellers list, but going by information provided by Nintendo today, it seems 1-2-Switch is on the cusp of making it onto the list and to give you a good idea of just what exactly I am talking about, here’s Tatsumi Kimishima’s full comments with regards to 1-2-Switch: Continue reading Kimishima Comments on 1-2-Switch, Super Bomberman R, Snipperclips’ & Breath of the Wild’s Switch Sales Performance

[Video] Say Hello to ARMS Fighter Felix!


A few times now it has been said new fighters would be revealed for ARMS and after one particular fighter was shown in passing during the recent Nintendo Direct, today Nintendo has shared a video dedicated to the fighter named Helix: Continue reading [Video] Say Hello to ARMS Fighter Felix!

Meet Constructor’s Undesirables before Constructor Comes to Switch this Summer


Constructor may not be releasing on the Switch like it was helped this April 28th but it is still on its way to a number of platforms later on this year, so to tide us over until its release this Summer, a new press release has been sent out regarding the latest Constructor news!

Continue reading Meet Constructor’s Undesirables before Constructor Comes to Switch this Summer

[Random] Official Splatoon Twitter Account Shows Off Special Art To Celebrate The Release Of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe


Today’s the big day! The day Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sees its worldwide release and although our review is running late, it’s almost finished, but I can’t help but put it on hold as I give this turn of events priority!

It seems Super Mario Run isn’t the only thing that’s celebrating Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s release today, as the official Japanese Splatoon Twitter account is also celebrating by sharing a special piece of art that you can see right here:

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With both Inkling Girl and Boy making their debut in the newly released racer, of course the Splatoon account would want to honour the game that has incorporated the Splatoon brand, by way of incorporating two characters with different colour skins available, plus the Urchin Underpass stage and the all new Splat Buggy!

So since are available to use right from the start, how many of you reading this purchased Mario Kart 8 Deluxe today and what do you make of the inky additions? Let us know!

Source: @SplatoonJP

New Games Coming To 3DS. Switch & 3DS To Run In Parallel


More and more information is coming out from the Financial Results Briefing and now we shall focus on the Nintendo 3DS as regards to more games coming to the system and and how will run in parallel to the Switch as opposed to competing against it. On the topic of New games coming to the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo President had this to say:

The Nintendo 3DS family of systems has spread steadily worldwide, surpassing a total sell-through of 63 million units of hardware. We will continue to work to make sure our business leverages this installed base by providing consumers with software.

With a multitude of titles already released, Nintendo 3DS has a large and fulfilling library. We believe that it is important that we channel these titles in our sales. Trends show that these evergreen titles continue to sell well in the long term, especially overseas. We want to encourage consumers who recently purchased hardware to purchase these
evergreen titles.

We will also continue providing new titles. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, the latest title in the Fire Emblem series, was released April 20 in Japan. It will release May 19 in the U.S. and Europe. On July 13, Ever Oasis, a new actionadventure RPG set in a world of desert, will be released. The same day, easy-to-play side-scroller
action Hey! Pikmin will be out on Nintendo 3DS as the first Pikmin game on a handheld system. This year is also Kirby’s 25th anniversary. We will be releasing the Kirby titles you see here.

Note: In the U.S. and Europe, Ever Oasis and will be released on June 23, and Hey! Pikmin will be released on July 28.

These are first-party games that were released by Nintendo in Japan and games developed and sold by publishers in Japan that will be distributed by Nintendo in the American and European markets.

This slide shows announced titles from third parties in Japan that will have already released as of April 2017 or that are planned for release through fall of this year. As you can see, we have a rich lineup of games planned for Japan again in this fiscal year.

Also, Square Enix recently announced that the latest entry in the Dragon Quest series, Dragon Quest XI: Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete, will be released in Japan in July, around the time of the launch of New Nintendo 2DS XL. In this way, we are working to maintain momentum in the Nintendo 3DS business by introducing new titles and continuing to offer evergreen titles while launching New Nintendo 2DS XL to expand the available selection of hardware in the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

As regards to the how the Nintendo Switch & 3DS will be able to co-exist Kimishima had this to say:

We will strive to utilize the large installed base of the Nintendo 3DS family of systems in our business to maintain the momentum we have regained over the last year.

As we conveyed at the Corporate Management Policy Briefing in February, Nintendo 3DS has characteristics as a handheld system that differ from those of Nintendo Switch. We do not think that they compete directly in terms of price point or
playstyle. We will run businesses separately and in parallel.

We have also already stated that we think it is critical that we provide software unique to Nintendo 3DS in order to run both the Nintendo Switch business and the Nintendo 3DS business in parallel.

Source: Nintendo Japan FR Briefing For Fiscal Year Ending March 2017 (Page 17)

ARMS Becomes The Main Feature For Next Issue Of EDGE Magazine. Covering Origins, Game Balance & More!


The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild had feature recently on the cover of EDGE Magazine but it seems that another First-Party game from Nintendo is following suit. ARMS will be the main feature if issue #306 along with the caption “Nintendo’s stunning new fighting game lands the killer blow for Switch”. There are two different covers for issue #306, the standard issue is the white one on the left below and the yellow one on the right is exclusive to subscribers.

Once you get past the front cover, you will find a lengthy feature on the game with Producer Kosuke Yabuki, art director Masaaki Ishikawa, and design director Shintaro Jikumaru sharing some comments about the game. The three of them speak out about the game’s origins how they balanced the games and other topics as well, Some of the comments found in the feature, we have provided below. Continue reading ARMS Becomes The Main Feature For Next Issue Of EDGE Magazine. Covering Origins, Game Balance & More!

[Review] Rise of the KAMIKO


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Developer: Skipmore

Publisher: Flyhigh Works

Platform: Nintendo Switch (eShop)

Category: Action & Arcade

Release Date: 13th of April, 2017 (JP) / 27th of April, 2017 (EU & NA)  Continue reading [Review] Rise of the KAMIKO

Mr. Shifty’s Frame Rate Improvement Patch Releases in May


When Mr. Shifty released on Switch earlier this month, while the fans loved it, a lot of critics slammed it for its frame rate drops. So as a means to appease those unsatisfied with the game, a patch has been promised to improve performance. Continue reading Mr. Shifty’s Frame Rate Improvement Patch Releases in May

Puyo Puyo Tetris Extra Features Include Unlock Code & Displays Game Mode On Switch Profile


Puyo Puyo Tetris may seem like an odd title but a lot of people have been enjoying it. The title comes with a few little extra features that you may not be aware of. Firstly, your friends can see what game mode you have been playing via your Switch Profile meaning if you have been incredibly social and been playing multiplayer a lot, it will display you have been playing Multiplayer. Same goes for Solo Arcade and the other modes.

Also there is a code which you can punch in at the title screen with a sequence of button presses which will unlock all of the Story Mode’s unlockable features including characters, skins, alternate voice packs and more. Content from the shop is not included and will still have to be obtained by normal means.

If you would like to use the code, you can find it in the video below:

Source: Kaiser GX  & DJ Music Clues (Twitter)

This Week’s eShop Downloads For US & Europe For Switch, 3DS & Wii U (28/04/17)


With the release of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tomorrow (April 28th) comes a lot more titles that can be downloaded via the Nintendo eShop for Switch, 3DS & Wii U. Some titles will be available tomorrow, others next week and some are already released. We have provided a list of those that are available in the US, UK & Europe Below

US eShop Downloads

Switch Retail

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – $59.99 (available Friday)
Puyo Puyo Tetris – $29.99

Switch Download

ACA NeoGeo Over Top – $7.99
Kamiko – $4.99
TumbleSeed – $14.99 (available Tuesday)

Wii U Download

Absolutely Unstoppable MineRun – $3.99
Use Your Words – $14.99

3DS Demos

Blasting Agent Ultimate Edition
Parascientific Escape Cruise in the Distant Seas

3DS Themes

Kirby’s 25th Anniversary
Runbow Pocket Theme Bundle

eShop Sales

Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.

UK & European eShop Downloads

Switch Retail

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – €59.99 / £49.99 (available Friday)
Puyo Puyo Tetris – €39.99 / £34.99 (available Friday)

Switch Download

ACA NeoGeo Over Top – €6.99 / £6.29
Kamiko – €4.99 / £4.49

Wii U Download

Use Your Words – €14.99 / £14.99

New 3DS Download

Ascent of Kings – €2.25 / £1.99

Source: Nintendo PR (US) & Nintendo UK 

Nintendo 2016 Fiscal Year Earnings Release Roundup


With all the news coming out from the Nintendo Earnings Release Today. It can be a little overwhelming to find it all so we have rounded up the highlights right here which covers Unit sales, Consumer Feedback results and The Next Fiscal Year Targets. You can find it all below so be sure to bookmark this page because it is quite a read. Continue reading Nintendo 2016 Fiscal Year Earnings Release Roundup

Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Makes Nintendo’s Million Sellers List For Switch (Just Misses Top 10 For Wii U)


There will little doubt that Zelda: Breath Of The Wild would be extremely popular to both Zelda fans and non-Zelda fans alike. In the 7 weeks that it has been released, it has sold just under 4 Million Copies on Switch and Wii U. The Nintendo Switch sold the vast majority of copies at 2.76 Million and the Wii U version just over the Million mark (1.08 Million). Nintendo have added Zelda: Breath Of The Wild to their Million Sellers list (The Switch version being the only one so far and the Wii U version just under Mario Party 10 (Oh, the shame! Just kidding, I actually like Mario Party 10). Anyway you can check out the Million Sellers list below. Continue reading Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Makes Nintendo’s Million Sellers List For Switch (Just Misses Top 10 For Wii U)

Here Is Nintendo’s Release Schedule (April 2017)


Nintendo have been having a busy day with their Earnings Release as they have disclosed their Release Schedule showing which titles will be coming to which console (including past titles & hardware that have released previously). It is good that Nintendo are trying to minimize the waiting time between releases for the Nintendo Switch but it does seem a little barren fo May. Maybe they think that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will keep us entertained until June 16th when ARMS releases or that third party titles will help pick up the slack between first party titles. You can check out the Release Schedule below.

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Source: Nintendo Japan

Nintendo Release World Sales Figures For Switch, Softare & Zelda: Breath Of The Wild


Alas, the Nintendo’s Fiscal Year of 2016 has ended and the Earnings Release have been unveiled bringing with it some key statistics as regards to the sales of the Nintendo Switch and Zelda: Breath Of The Wild.

The Nintendo Switch has sold 2.74 million units of hardware worldwide. 5.46 million units of software has also been moved. The Switch has proved more successful in the Americas by selling the most units, 1.2 million in fact. Europe shifted 940,000 in terms of sales and Japan with 600,000.

The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild has had the best success on record as Nintendo have shipped 2.76 million copies of the game for Switch alone and 3.84 million including the Wii U version in just under two months since release.

Source: Nintendo Japan