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Feature: Five Things We Expect From the Nintendo Switch Nindies Showcase – Summer 2017

Over the years Nintendo has spread its wings from slapping ‘Direct’ on all of its broadcasts, and is returning with another Nindies Showcase. We had one of these just before the Nintendo Switch launched, and it went big on outlining notable games heading to the eShop, also making a point of talking up the system’s capabilities to take Indie games to another level. When is the Nintendo Switch Summer 2017 Nindies Showcase? The full presentation …

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Not growing up with Nintendo is saving me from SNES Mini disappointment

As someone who did not spend the early ’90s gaming, the SNES Mini should be my gateway drug into the early Nintendo world. Having that opportunity – without needing to cobble together my own ROM collection or spending a small fortune on the Virtual Console – would be an incredible way to work through a gap in my gaming history. But one thing I’ve come to expect from a Nintendo launch is that, given the …

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Microsoft Keeps the Door Open for Valve and Nintendo to Join Xbox Cross Play

Microsoft is spearheading the cross-play conversation. At least that’s according to a new interview with Xbox’s vice president Mike Ybarra and our colleagues at VG247. Cross-play had a pretty big this year. First, Minecraft’s latest update opened up the game’s multiplayer between the Xbox One version, Switch version, mobile and PC version. Then, Rocket League followed with cross-play between PC, Xbox One, and Switch. Rocket League “It’s more about gamer choice, more about making an …

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Nintendo Switch holiday supply will be plentiful, company promises

“Super Mario Odyssey” is the next major entry in the long-running “Super Mario” franchise. It’s scheduled to launch on October 27 for the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo Nintendo swears it’s ramping up production of its Nintendo Switch video game console for the busy holiday season. “We will ramp up production for the holiday period, which has been factored into our forecast,” the Japanese video game company told The Wall Street Journal. Notoriously — months after the …

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Nintendo Announces Pokemon Ultra and Fire Emblem Bundles | News & Opinion

Nintendo really wants you to buy both Pokemon Ultra games, so put them in a Veteran Trainers pack. Switch owners are being tempted with a special edition Fire Emblem Warriors. It’s still another month until the holiday season marketing machine kicks into high gear, but Nintendo is starting early this year with not one, but two special edition sets for US gamers. One each for the 3DS and Switch. The first is aimed at enticing …

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Nintendo announces special edition for Fire Emblem Warriors and Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon dual pack

Nintendo announces special edition for Fire Emblem Warriors and Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon dual pack During the GameStop Expo in Las Vegas, Nintendo announced a special edition of the Fire Emblem Warriors game for the Nintendo Switch system and a dual pack of the Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon games for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Both will be available this fall in the Americas, and will come with …

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Nintendo Reveals Limited Edition Nintendo Power Covers For SNES Classic Edition

Start Slideshow We’re just a few weeks away from the arrival of the SNES Classic Edition on store shelves, though finding one can be a little tough to come by these days. At the very least, though, you can celebrate with a trio of new Nintendo Power covers that Nintendo has produced for the forthcoming system. The covers, which can be seen here as well as in the attached gallery, feature three classic-inspired covers featuring …

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Nintendo Life’s Splatoon 2 UK Championship Team Qualifier

We need your help! We’re recruiting two players to join our team and fight alongside Nintendo Life staff members in the Splatoon 2 UK Championship Grand Final next month.  What is happening? Nintendo UK has invited Nintendo Life to enter a team into its Splatoon 2 UK Championship Grand Final at EGX 2017 in Birmingham at the end of September. Our team will be made up of two staff members and two readers (that’s you …

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Mario + Rabbids is a shockingly good Nintendo Switch strategy game

When images of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle first leaked ahead of E3 this year, it felt like a joke. Here was Nintendo’s most important character paired with… a Minion-like rabbit taking selfies in Princess Peach cosplay? Things got even stranger as more details emerged. Not only was the mash-up real, it was a turn-based strategy game in the XCOM mold, complete with Mario, Luigi, and crew wielding laser-spewing guns. But the biggest surprise is …

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Mario Rabbids Kingdom Battle Nintendo Switch Review

Nintendo / Ubisoft We’ll admit, when the idea of Nintendo’s immortal icon Mario crossing paths with Ubisoft’s anarchic and – we’ll say it – frequently irritating Rabbids was first floated, we groaned along with the rest of the internet. Surely, at best, it would be a crossover on par with the Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games sub-franchise – good for character recognition and keeping younger players happy, but not living up to the …

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Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Review – Switch

When Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle was revealed to the world through a leaked image of a selfie-taking ‘Rabbid Peach’, it’s fair to say that not all reacted with joy. It seemed like a horrific bit of fan art, especially once follow-up artwork showed Mario and company targeting guns at foes; yet when the game was revealed plenty of eyebrows were raised and it became clear that Ubisoft had embarked upon an ambitious quest to …

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Report Suggests Nintendo Switch Manufacturing Could Hit 18 Million This Year

The Nintendo Switch has now been on the market nearly six months, but demand has led to continually limited stock in various territories. Some parts of Europe have decent availability, but in areas such as Japan and North America units can be tough to find. Nintendo, for its part, has repeatedly stated that it will strive to meet demand but stuck to its 10 million shipped units forecast in its Q1 financial reports. An article …

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Nintendo Switch OS Source Code Hints at Switch VR Support

The Nintendo Switch OS source code appears to contain code for partial Switch VR support. That’s what principal security consultant Cody Brocious claims on Twitter. “Just found this while looking at IPC interfaces on the Switch”, he tweeted overnight. Brocious strongly believes that the code is related to, at least, partial virtual reality support on Nintendo’s latest platform, although he isn’t sure whether it already works or not. When questioned whether the code isn’t merely …

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Nintendo′s ′Super Mario Odyssey′ wins top prizes at Gamescom | Digital Culture | DW

The pudgy Italian plumber from the Mushroom Kingdom in the red cap and blue overalls has triumphed again. On Thursday in Cologne, Nintendo’s newest version of its Super Mario video game franchise took home the award for Best Game at the leading European digital games trade fair. “Super Mario Odyssey,” which will be released on the Nintendo switch platform in October, also nabbed the “Most Wanted” consumer award, as well as the prizes for Best …

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Double Dragon IV Kicking Its Way To Nintendo Switch Next Week

by Robert Workman | August 27, 2017 Earlier this year, Arc System Works brought back the legendary Double Dragon franchise with an old-school touch with Double Dragon IV for PlayStation 4 and PC. And though the game didn’t exactly hit as hard as, say, Double Dragon Neon, it still has a nostalgic touch that fans can enjoy. And now it’s headed to a new platform. Arc System Works announced today that Double Dragon IV …

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