In just a couple more weeks, Hyper Japan Festival 2017 will be making a return to London. This year at the Expo, attendees will have the opportunity to play the demo of Super Mario Odyssey.
But that won’t be Nintendo’s only playable title as Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Pokken Tournament DX, Splatoon 2, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions, Monster Hunter Stories, and Miitopia will also have their own playable demos. To top it off,there will be on-stage battles featuring Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, ARMS, 1-2-Switch, Puyo Puyo Tetris and Ultra Street Fighter II which will have prizes for the winners.
Another game that will get plenty of attention is Splatoon 2. There are various activities planned including prizes for Splatoon Cosplayers and competitive tournaments.
Hyper Japan Festival 2017 will take place between July 14th-16th in London.
Source: Nintendo UK
What’s that? You’re suffering from Déjà vu? Take it from us you’re not, but given the popularity our last Magikarp Jump guide had, we thought it was best to do a new guide for the new update!
So just what does Version 1.2.0 of Pokémon: Magikarp Jump have to offer? Well in all honesty it offers the same stuff as last time, new events, a new League, new Magikarp patterns and so much more! So because this is a guide, here is an absolute all-in-one-place guide of everything the new update has to offer! Continue reading [Guide] A Quick Run-through of Everything you Could Want to Know about Pokémon: Magikarp Jump’s Version 1.2.0 Update
Starsign is bringing their Ping Pong Trick Shot franchise to the Nintendo Switch. Super Ping Pong Trick Shot will be coming to the Japanese Switch eShop on July 13 for around 700 yen.
The goal of the game is much like it is in real life which is throwing a ball into a cup. The game has different games modes including Challenge mode which has you try to clear missions whilst meeting certain criteria. There is also a Score Attack Mode & Battle Mode. There is no word as of yet if Super Ping Pong Trick Shot will be coming to the West.
We have included a trailer of the game below.
Source: Star Sign (YouTube)
Next month (July) a new update rolls out for the ever popular mobile title of Fire Emblem and not only is it big, it is huge!
We’re not just talking minor challenges and simple new changes, we’re talking bigger Barracks, well needed improvements, Tempest Trials improvements and so much more and thanks to the official Fire Emblem Heroes site, we’ve got the entire Version 1.5.0 update we can share with all of you right now: Continue reading [Update] An Informative Look at Everything you Can Expect from Fire Emblem Heroes’ Version 1.5.0 Update
The incredibly talented animators that are Channy & Kimberly have uploaded their latest anime opening sequence for everybody’s favourite Indie hero, Shovel Knight. This is an video that even Yacht Club Games will love and really does have you wanting a cartoon series of Shovel Knight. You can watch the video below and please be sure to subcribe to their YouTube Channel and check out more of their incredible videos that feature, Zelda, Pokémon, Yoshi, StarFox, Splatoon, The Angry Video Game Nerd and more!!! The Background music is a metal cover of the Shovel Knight theme by RichaadEB.
Source: Channy & Kimberly (YouTube)
Another day and another DLC Countdown post has gone live and this time, it is all about Tingle:
Continue reading [Feature] It’s Tingle Time! (Countdown to DLC Pack 1: The Master Trials)
With now just four more days to go before DLC Pack 1 is available to those who brought the Expansion Pass, to download for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, yet another blog post has gone live and here is our promised coverage: Continue reading [Feature] All about the Phantom Armor (Countdown to DLC Pack 1: The Master Trials)
Switch may be a success, but the 3DS isn’t going anywhere just yet!
While almost everything Nintendo related has been Switch focused this year, the 3DS is still getting a lot of love too and to demonstrate how much of a good year the console is still set to have, here’s a list of all the best games coming to the platform this year and two that arrive next year, courtesy of Nintendo of America: Continue reading Nintendo of America Presents: An Impressive list of Titles Still to come to 3DS in 2017!
Developer: Cornfox & Bros.
Publisher: FDG Entertainment
Platform: Nintendo Switch (eShop)
Category: Action, Adventure & Role-Playing
Release Date: 22nd of June, 2017 (JP, EU & NA) Continue reading [Review] Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas (Nintendo Switch)
If you’ve come here seeking a laugh, you’ve come to the right place. I am avlongman9 and I am the illustrator of The Miketendo Strip! and today we have a new instalment for you to enjoy!
With E3 taking place last week, there was plenty of Nintendo news and footage to sift through and one of the biggest walkaway facts is the fact Mario can possess anything he throws Cappy at, so naturally we dedicated a comic strip to that: Continue reading The Miketendo Strip: Issue #23: Super Mario Possession
In case you haven’t heard, an all-firmware update has rolled out for Nintendo Switch and whilst Nintendo have come out with the official patch notes, two more things have been discovered regarding what the new update allows players to do, but before we get to those, here’s those patch notes:
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Improvements Included in Version 3.0.0:
(Added the following system functionality)
- Register a channel to receive News for specific games (To register, head to News > Find Channels)
- Add friends from your Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Friend Lists (To add friends, head to your My Page on the top left of the Home Menu > Friend Suggestions)
- Receive notifications when your Friends go online (To turn this ON/OFF, head to System Settings > Notifications > Friend Notifications)
- Find paired controllers within communication range by activating the vibration feature (To search, head to Controllers > Find Controllers)
- Change the user icon order on the Home Menu (To change order, head to System Settings > Users > Change Order)
- Select from 6 new Splatoon 2 characters for user icon (To edit your user icon, head to your My Page on the top left of the Home Menu > Profile)
- Change the system volume from the Quick Settings (To access Quick Settings, hold down the HOME Button)
- Lower the maximum volume for headphone or speakers connected to the audio jack (To lower the max headphone volume, head to System Settings > System > Lower Max Headphone Volume *This settings will be ON when Parental Controls are enabled)
- Change display colors to Invert Colors or Grayscale (To use this feature, head to System Settings > System > Change Display Colors)
- Use the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller via wired communication by connecting the USB charging cable (To enable, head to System Settings > Controllers and Sensors > Pro Controller Wired Communication *The NFC touchpoint on the Pro Controller will be disabled while the controller is using wired communication.)
- Update connected controllers (To update, head to System Settings > Controllers and Sensors > Update Controllers)
- Added a feature that suggests deletion of software data if there is insufficient space when downloading other software (To use this feature, head to System Settings > Data Management > Quick Archive *User save data is not deleted)
General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience, including:
Resolved an issue that caused game software updates to fail and prevented the software from starting Improvements to prevent unintended HDMI input change with certain TVs while the console is docked in Sleep Mode
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As for the new things that are being discovered since the update came out, remember the Pokkén Tournament Wii U Pro Pad remote that released last year for Pokkén Tournament? The very same remote that has been revealed to be functional with Pokkén Tournament DX for Nintendo Switch? Well it is now compatible with the Nintendo Switch. Okay sure it doesn’t possess an analog stick, or a screencapture button and a HOME button, but other than that it works like a charm and is the perfect controller to use when playing a few of the Switch’s choice games (Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers for one.)
Plus the “News” section of the Nintendo Switch has seen a bit of change as well, as it now has a “Like” and a “Dislike” button for Switch owners to click on when finished with reading the article they clicked on. Don’t be surprised if the data collected from your choices is used in future to tailor make the news you are given.
For those of you who have yet to download the update, it only requires a few minutes and is well worth it!
Source: en-americas-support.nintendo.com & @Mattmanver2 (Twitter)
Developer: Over Fence
Platform: Nintendo Switch (eShop)
Category: Action, Sports & Party
Release Date: 18th of May, 2017 (JP) Continue reading [Review] Battle Sports Mekuru (Nintendo Switch)
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Category: Fighting, Multiplayer and Action
Release Date: 16th of June, 2017 (JP, EU & NA) Continue reading [Review] ARMS (Nintendo Switch)
Well it has only been officially released for a day but Nintendo have already uploaded an Accolades Trailer for the Fun new beat-em-up ARMS. It seems to have been quite well received though there wasn’t a scene like in the Zelda: Breath of the Wild where there were like a hundred 10/10 scores scrolling across the screen. Still, this game is still impressive and you can expect us to have a review for you very soon. Until then, here’s the Accolades Trailer.