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Super Mario Odyssey: game preview suggests another Nintendo Switch contender for year’s best title

The Nintendo Switch may have the best opening-year line-up for any console ever. The hybrid system that can both be taken on the road and played on the living room TV launched with the likely game of the year in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Nintendo has followed that up with a string of great games that include Arms, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Splatoon 2, while the upcoming Mario + Rabbids …

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Nintendo Switch games update, Mario reveal, Legend of Zelda news, Sonic Mania release | Gaming | Entertainment

NINTENDO Nintendo Switch news includes Mario, Zelda and Super Smash Bros The Nintendo Switch games list continues to expand, with another five titles making their debut this week, with another big launch planned for next week. This includes the likes of Severed, Rocket Fist, Phantom Trigger, The King of Fighters 2000 and Ironcast. Gamers can also look forward to the release of Sonic Mania on Nintendo Switch next week. None can follow the likes of …

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Random: Mario Kart Wii’s Abandoned Mission Mode is Uncovered at Last

The busy nature of game development means that clues are often left behind in code, often pointing to assets or features that were changed or removed in the final game. Sometimes the clues can take a long time to uncover, as seems to have been the case with a Mission Mode in Mario Kart Wii. It was spotted on the MrBean35000vr channel, which often has a heavy focus on modding and exploring the Mario Kart …

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‘Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle’ might be the next big hit for Nintendo’s Switch

Nintendo’s Mario is teaming up with Ubisoft’s bizarre rabbids in a new game that might be your next favorite Switch title.Mario is coming to Nintendo’s (NTDOY) new Switch console, but he’s sharing the spotlight with some relative unknowns. Ubisoft’s “Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle” is a turn-based strategy-style game co-starring Ubisoft’s (UBSFF) own rabbids, cartoonish bugged-eyed rabbits. It’s a bizarre mash-up to be sure, but it somehow works surprisingly well. And while I was certainly …

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‘Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle’ Hands-On, Nintendo Switch

Mario’s got a gun. So does iconic plumber’s brother, Luigi. As does Nintendo’s usually amiable egg-laying, everything-eating Yoshi. Not to be outdone, Princess Peach carries a massive shotgun. Coming to the Nintendo Switch on Aug. 29th, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a bizarre mash-up game that smashes together Nintendo’s brightly colored universe with Ubisoft’s slightly dark, slightly crazed mayhem-centric Rabbids. The game brings with it many firsts. It is the first direct Nintendo and …

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Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle’s Creative Director on How It Was Made for the Nintendo Switch

After multiple leaks in the lead up to an official reveal at E3 2017, we’re finally just about a month away from the release of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle for the Nintendo Switch. As the name suggests, this game combines Nintendo’s Mario universe and Ubisoft’s Rabbids, incorporating gameplay not too dissimilar to turn-based strategy titles such as Final Fantasy Tactics and Disgaea. One of the most interesting things about it has nothing to do …

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Why Nintendo chose Google Cloud to power Super Mario Run

Super Mario Run Nintendo Last December, Nintendo brought Super Mario to the iPhone in a big way: “Super Mario Run” debuted simultaneously in 150 countries, and rapidly racked up 25 million downloads in its first four days.  Notably, everything went smoothly: While the game requires an internet connection to work, the massive crush of players from all around the world barely even slowed down the “Super Mario Run” servers. Months later, the game’s Android launch …

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Mario Kart VR is out now and looks AWESOME – but could it come to Nintendo Switch? | Gaming | Entertainment

BANDAI NAMCO Mario Kart VR is out now – and Nintendo Switch owners are hoping it could come to the hybrid console Mario Kart VR has got Nintendo Switch fans excited and left hoping that it could one day be released on the hybrid console. The first official virtual reality game that Nintendo have licensed, it’s out now and available to play – but only in Japan. Mario Kart VR is the latest game to …

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Nintendo has released a very bad Mario puzzle

I would panic if someone gave me the job of designing puzzles based on Nintendo characters. The responsibility would be enormous. Nintendo is a company that has created some of the most iconic characters and scenes not only in gaming, but pop culture in general. Where would you even start when it comes to choosing an image to adorn this product? This puzzle was created by USAopoly, but someone at Nintendo likely had to sign …

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Nintendo’s New Mario Game: Lots of Win, Little Testosterone

The Observer office is near Wall Street, so there’s something about going into Super Mario Odyssey‘s New Donk City and jumping Mario onto the head of a grey-suited businessman. If you do it just right and don’t touch the controllers after, Mario continues to bounce from his apparently very springy shoulders, bopping like a perpetual motion sculpture out of a working man’s fantasy. Pretty much everyone in New Donk City dresses in a grey suit. Even …

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Nintendo’s most important new games have nothing to do with Mario

Each time Nintendo releases a new console, it’s safe to assume the usual suspects will follow: a new Mario Kart and Super Mario Bros. are all but guaranteed; new Smash Bros. and Zelda games are likely to make appearances at some point; and maybe another Metroid launches before the next console makes it to market, and restarts the cycle. In its first few months of existence, the Nintendo Switch has made good on that nascent …

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Nintendo partners with LeSportsac because Mario prints money, obviously

LeSportsac is getting into the video games business. The New York-based handbag and luggage company has partnered up with Nintendo for a line of themed bags and accessories that nod at the Super Mario series. This “LeSportsac X Nintendo” collection launches in Japan on July 19, with a wider launch — including the U.S. — this fall. The collection includes two centerpiece bags: a Power-Up Burst backpack, which is splashed with images of Fire Flowers, …

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Four big stories from E3 2017: Xbox One X, Super Mario Odyssey, Ubisoft, Spider-Man – Tech News

Spidey works to save civilians and makes sure the bad guys don’t fall to their deaths. — AFP Relaxnews A US$499 (RM2,130) price for the Xbox One X encourages console fans to value premium performance, a Super Mario Odyssey hat leads fans to question the nature of Mario’s existence, and Spider-Man differentiates itself from the superhero action genre’s standard, the Batman: Arkham franchise.  Xbox One X pegs US$499 price Four years after the Xbox One …

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‘Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle’ is a Win for Nintendo Switch

Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto knows how to make an entrance. His presence was a welcome surprise during Ubisoft’s E3 2017 presentation at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. He was there alongside Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot to announce a new partnership between the companies, and a new game: Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. Screams erupted in the theatre as Miyamoto, who’s the creative force behind childhood Nintendo heroes such as Link from Legend of Zelda, made …

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In Super Mario Odyssey Gaming’s Original Damsel In Distress Might Finally Get Her Due

Over three decades ago she was stuck sitting atop steel beams waiting for “the plumber” to rescue her, but in 2017, Pauline has risen to the highest public office of New Donk City, the fictional urban backdrop for Super Mario Odyssey. Looking back at the Donkey Kong arcade game from 1981, it’s hard not to see the premise as a combination of King Kong and Popeye, the latter of which had made its cinematic debut …

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