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Nintendo’s 3DS isn’t dead, but it is trapped in the Switch’s shadow

This wasn’t the plan — at least not publically. After Nintendo revealed that the Switch was a hybrid portable, the obvious question bubbled to the surface: Is the new console going to replace the 3DS? The company said “no,” emphatically, and pushed out a short list of new releases that will keep 3DS owners happy in the short term. Indeed, the 3DS has since seen the release of Fire Emblem: Shadows of Valentia, Poochy & …

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Splatoon 2’s Success as an Esport Will Hinge on Nintendo’s Community Support

Their strategy mapped out, eight jersey-clad players on two teams emerge from the concourse and onto the stage. A stadium full of screaming fans, eager to see a great match, await them. Or do they? If Nintendo has its way, those fans will be there. Last October, the company showed us a vision: thousands of cheering fans filling a stadium to watch squid people shoot paint at each other. It sounds weird, which makes it …

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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’s ‘Arms’ is a whimsical fighter with wonderful multiplayer [Video]

The Nintendo Switch has just two major titles capable of pulling people in: the incredible “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” and “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.” But now you can add a third game to the list with the company’s new fighter “Arms.” A Switch exclusive, “Arms” offers the kind of whimsical, party game-style fun that Nintendo (NTDOY) excels at. That’s not to say that “Arms” is a perfect title, though. It does …

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The Switch Has Almost Everything That’s Needed to Become Nintendo’s Biggest Hit Yet

Nintendo is at its best with its back against the wall. The Japanese company had been struggling ever since the launch of Wii U in 2012. As a gaming console, the Wii U wasn’t too bad, but it had very few games not made by Nintendo. Despite robust sales of the Nintendo 3DS, poor performance of the Wii U and Nintendo’s complete absence in the smartphone market meant that times have been tough for one …

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Arms review: Nintendo’s springy limbed fighting game is ridiculous fun | Technology

The premise of Arms requires a substantial suspension of disbelief. The characters in Nintendo’s new fighting game mostly seem to have ended up immersing themselves in this sport because their arms (or, in one case, hair), instead of regular arms, are capital-A Arms – springy and extendable and ending in interchangeable weaponry. This raises some questions: How do they eat? How do they pick their noses? How do they wipe? Of course, a game like …

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Nintendo’s Arms invitational showed there’s already one character who’s OP • Eurogamer.net

This E3 Nintendo has been making a concerted push towards competitive play that’s going hand-in-hand with its Switch system – one of the most multiplayer friendly consoles yet devised. It started off with Splatoon 2’s World Inkling Invitational, carried on with the Pokken Tournament DX Invitational and got really interesting with the Arms invitational that took place last night. All eyes are on Arms right now, with Nintendo’s fascinating take on fighting games launching tomorrow. …

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E3 2017: Mario caps Nintendo’s triumphant comeback

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: Hands-on with Super Mario Odyssey The return of Super Mario is set to be the crowning achievement in what’s already been a remarkable year of recovery for Nintendo. The loyal (and I mean loyal) fans weren’t worried, but rewind a year and many people – myself included – were questioning Nintendo’s ability to compete realistically with Sony and Microsoft in the console market. The Wii U …

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Take a video tour of Nintendo’s E3 booth and a humongous recreation of New Donk City

E3 2017 has officially kicked off, and thousands of journalists, gaming industry people, and, for the first time ever, members of the public have flooded the Los Angeles Convention Center for the largest gaming show in the world. And virtually everyone seemed to be packing Nintendo’s massive E3 booth for a chance to get their hands on Super Mario Odyssey, the upcoming Mario adventure for the Nintendo Switch. So it’s fitting that the booth is …

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Arms is the Latest Conquest in Nintendo’s Path to Make the Most Stylish Characters in Games

When Twintelle was announced as a character in Arms just weeks ago, it felt like Twitter exploded. Fan art littered the skies of timelines, and love showered down upon Nintendo. People were so enthusiastic about a single character in a game they—at that point in time—had not even played yet. It was fandom at it’s most raw and ravenous. Arms feels like the next step (or rather, hit) in the natural progression of New Nintendo. …

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Playing Critic: Nintendo’s Switch-ing up online play

Photo by: Nintendo Gamers will soon have to pay for a subscription if they want to play any Ninten­do Switch games online. Subscriptions will cost anywhere from $3.99 for a month’s access to $19.99 for a whole year. Nintendo has decided to follow the example set first by Microsoft, later by Sony. At some point in 2018, gamers will have to pay if they want to play any Nintendo Switch games online: $3.99 for a …

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E3 2017 Dreams — I Want to See Nintendo’s Return to Metroid

Look, first things first – I know everyone and their grandma (at least those with grandmas that play games) want a new, “proper” Metroid. Given the backlash against last year’s Metroid Prime: Federation Force and the even harsher words that fans had for Metroid: Other M on the Wii back in 2010, the series has had a pretty rocky road since the days of Retro Studio’s excellent Metroid Prime titles or the series’ last 2D incarnations on GBA with Metroid …

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Nintendo’s Switch Online service will cost $20 per year and launch in 2018

Important news for Switch owners, Nintendo has spoken up to confirm a number of details around the online service for its new console. Online is an essential component to gaming these days, and the Switch service will grant subscribers access to a library of classic games as well as unlocking the option to play with friends online, set up game appointments and chat. The second half of the feature set will come via a compatible mobile app, …

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Apple’s appetite for components reportedly limiting Nintendo’s production capacity for the Switch

A report suggests that Nintendo is being forced to limit its sales targets for the Switch game console due to component shortages in part created by Apple … NordVPN The WSJ reports that the games company has limited its sales target for the year to 10M, though it really wants to make double that. Nintendo has told suppliers and assemblers it hopes to make nearly 20 million units of the Switch device in the year ending March 2018, …

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Microsoft’s new Surface Pro explained; Nintendo’s summer road trip – GeekWire

Microsoft’s new Surface Pro is the latest in the tech giant’s push to deliver its own hardware line. (Microsoft Image.) Microsoft continued its stream of Surface announcements this week with the new Surface Pro — notably not called the Surface Pro 5, even though it’s a successor to the Surface Pro 4. The company is billing it as a fast and powerful alternative to devices like the iPad Pro and is avoiding the “tablet” label by …

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