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Feature: The Biggest Nintendo Switch eShop Games of 2017 – Fall / Winter Edition

Recently we published our Fall / Winter edition of the ‘Biggest Nintendo Switch Retail Games of 2017’, which was relatively easy to put together. With less than three months left in the year there are only so many titles still coming, and in the retail space picking out 20 overall didn’t leave many behind. Now, however, it’s time for the Switch eShop list, which has been altogether more challenging. We’re got 10 main games and …

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Is the mini Super Nintendo a collector’s item?

The Super NES Classic Edition is a miniature version of the original Super Nintendo, with 21 built-in games. It costs $80, and became available on September 29. Nintendo If you can’t figure out what Nintendo’s doing with its outrageously popular Classic Edition game consoles, you’re not alone. I’m as baffled as you are. To try to clear things up, I asked Nintendo officials recently about the company’s line of miniature retro game machines, which includes the new $80 Super …

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‘I’m going to KBBQ’: The winningly weird story of Nintendo World Championships 2017

Thomas ‘Ito’ Gonda has Korean barbecue on his mind. It hasn’t even been an hour since the baby-faced 21-year-old won the Nintendo World Championships 2017, narrowly seizing victory from 2015’s returning champ John ‘John Numbers’ Goldberg. Gonda secured his very own golden Mario trophy after battling his way through a gauntlet of Nintendo games new and old. Even unreleased titles made an appearance – the final challenge in Super Mario Odyssey featured a fight against …

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Pokken Tournament DX review: Another solid Nintendo Switch purchase

Few games have the same ecstatic fandom as Pokémon. The main series has consistently been excellent, working a formula that’s almost always enjoyable. As Wii U players know, Pokkén Tournament has nothing of the turn-based combat Pokémon is known for. Instead, the game focusses on a Tekken-style fighting system that’s unlike any other spin-off from the series. What makes Pokkén Tournament slightly different to other fighting games — besides the new skins — is the …

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Preview: Fire Emblem Warriors Could Be The Best Musou Game Yet

Despite its incredible popularity in Japan, Koei Tecmo’s Warriors (or, if you prefer, Musou) series has never really captured western hearts and minds in quite the same way. To the outside observer, the series appears to be little more than mindless button-bashing, with no tactical nuance or depth. As fans of the franchise will tell you, this couldn’t be further from the truth and despite the odd bum outing (what series doesn’t have those?), we’ve …

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Gear.Club Unlimited To Offer 4-Player Local Splitscreen, 1080p At 30fps Gameplay

Eden Games – the studio behind the upcoming Switch racer Gear.Club Unlimited – has revealed that it will offer a 4-player splitscreen mode. Pascal Clarysse, Eden Games’ CMO-at-large, dropped the news in an interview with Red Bull while explaining the big differences between the Switch title and the smartphone release on which it is based: First and foremost, there is a major economic difference: the game will be premium, which means you get the full experience after …

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Nyko’s Nintendo Switch Power Pak gives it more power … and more pounds

The conversation about the Switch’s battery life was a lot louder before the system launched in March. When Nintendo announced that the Switch would typically last 2.5-to-6 hours on one battery charge, people freaked out because that seemed short. Now that everyone has a Switch, you don’t really read or hear many people criticizing the system’s power efficiency. It turns out that even 2.5 hours for something like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the …

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Why can’t I find an SNES Classic?

There’s not much to the Super Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition, Nintendo’s new $80 retro console.  So why’s it so hard to find one to buy? The SNES Classic is small, inexpensive — and hard to get a hold of. Nintendo When retailers started taking pre-orders of the device in August, they reached their fill almost immediately. When the game machine hit stores late last month, many consumers went home disappointed. And it looks like few, if …

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Nintendo learned from two huge mistakes with the Wii U to make the Switch a runaway success

Nintendo’s last console, the Wii U, was a failure. Nintendo’s new console, the Switch, is a runaway success. These folks just bought a Switch, and they’re psyched about it. AP Photo / Koji Sasahara That simple fact is a major part of the reason that it was so, so hard to find the Nintendo Switch for much of 2017.  “When you’re coming off the launch of the Wii U system, and then your next hardware …

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Nintendo ramps up Switch production to 2 million units per month to meet demand

By Sherif Saed, Monday, 9 October 2017 16:02 GMT In an effort to meet the strong demand for the Nintendo Switch, the company has increased its supply to 2 million units each month. Nintendo is working towards the goal of shipping 20 million units of the Switch by the end of the year. According to Digitimes, the Switch is still very much in short supply in Japan. With a December launch in Taiwan, and a …

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Tumblestone Review – Switch eShop

The puzzle genre can be very hit-and-miss, particularly on dedicated gaming consoles where players tend to expect a higher level of polish and quality than most mobile games are able to achieve. Tumblestone, on the surface, looks like your typical ‘match-three’ kind of puzzler and might struggle to stand out from the crowd on appearances alone; delve deeper, though, and you’ll realise that this is a much more complex offering than you might have originally …

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Splatfest is a reminder of Nintendo’s greatest secret ingredient • Eurogamer.net

It is so rare in games to go to war for something you believe in. And yet going to war is such a bit part of the deal with games. You go to ward against demonic entities in Doom. You go to war against space fundamentalists in Halo. Games are filled with rogue states and splinter groups, with orcs and Chaos creatures: all kinds of things that need a generalised shoeing. But these things are …

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Sega Confirms Sonic Forces Is 720p, 30fps On Nintendo Switch

Sonic Forces may not be the blue hedgehog’s first game on Switch – that honour falls to the amazing Sonic Mania – but it’s likely to be the one that Sega hopes will find the larger audience, given the hype which has surrounded its development. Fairly early on, it was rumoured that the game wouldn’t be hitting that magical 60 fps mark, based on preview builds shown at E3. Another rumour was that the game …

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Games reviews roundup: Fifa 18; Nintendo Classic Mini: SNES; Metroid: Samus Returns | Technology

EA, Xbox One/PS4/PC, cert 3 ★★★★ Another year and, of course, another instalment of the bestselling football sim in the world. It may seem a cynical commercial behemoth, but the reality is most players will enjoy countless more hours of fun from the new Fifa than from any number of first-person shooters. Whether choosing to play the career mode, online or the Panini sticker-like Ultimate Team, everything has been given the usual graphical lick of …

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Nintendo World Championships have a bit of everything for players and fans

New York — At the Nintendo World Championships 2017 at a packed Manhattan Center, Thomas “Ito” Gonda overcame reigning title holder KickPunchBlock’s John “John Numbers” Goldberg in a race to the finish line in the upcoming Super Mario Odyssey. Consistent with Nintendo’s against-the-grain philosophy, competitors and viewers will only know one title — “Metroid: Samus Returns” for the 3DS — for this weekend’s Nintendo World Championships, dubbed the “decathlon of gaming.” Which players have the …

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