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Nintendo Is Still Oddly Tight-Lipped About The Switch’s Tribute To Satoru Iwata

Satoru Iwata in 2009, at a professional high point during the heyday of the Wii and Nintendo DS. Photo by Junko Kimura/Getty Images One of the most heart-warming stories in video games this year was the discovery in September that the Nintendo Switch console contained a secret tribute to the beloved Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata, who died in 2015 at the age of 55. But Nintendo doesn’t want to talk about it, and it’s not …

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Nintendo Switch’s Splatoon 2 Brings Back An Awesome Classic Map Tomorrow

Super Mario Odyssey may be the highlight of this week’s Switch releases, but it isn’t the only thing Switch owners have to look forward to. Nintendo is also adding a new map to its colorful online shooter Splatoon 2 very soon, and it’s a good one. Arriving tomorrow, October 27, is Blackbelly Skatepark, one of the original five maps featured in the first Splatoon. Like its name implies, this stage is based on a skatepark …

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Nintendo Switch’s first portable dock offers freedom, but with new shackles

Enlarge / The author’s Nintendo Switch, inserted into the Nyko Portable Docking Kit. (Cables aren’t inserted into its backside for this product shot.) Sam Machkovech Nyko had clearly been watching my Nintendo Switch coverage. The accessory maker invited me to an E3 demo this summer with promises of all kinds of new, third-party Switch accessories, but this wasn’t about carrying cases or screen protectors. The invite frontloaded one accessory above them all: the Nyko Portable …

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Golf Story, a goofy RPG, is really one of Nintendo Switch’s highlights

Maybe you’ve already heard about a Nintendo Switch game called Golf Story, but you saw the retro pixel graphics and sports-y focus and decided to give it a miss. If that describes you, I want you to listen to me very carefully: you are making a grave mistake. Yeah, I felt like I was taking a little bit of a chance dropping $15 on this eShop game from an unknown developer, but I can assure …

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Switch’s new Nintendo arcade games are too pricey

Nintendo is pulling another classic Nintendo move by greenlighting the release of overpriced, non-Virtual Console games on the Nintendo Switch.     I’ve wanted classic NES, SNES, N64 and GBA games on my Nintendo Switch for quite some time, but the company seems to adamantly refuse to bring its Virtual Console service, which sells beloved classic retro games a la carte, to its newest transforming handheld-and-console Switch platform. I’ve argued that Nintendo is missing …

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Insomniac Games Becomes Nap-Time Interactive, the Nintendo Switch’s Shocking Secret and More – GameSpew

Welcome to GameSpew’s Totally True Gaming News Round-Up, dramatically over-delivering gaming news since 1987. This week saw the revelation that Red Dead Redemption 2, the long-awaited sequel to the original open-world western will be receiving a thing next week. The thing may be a big thing, or a small thing, or perhaps even a teaser for another thing. But what other things have been happening in the world of gaming? Things that are entirely true …

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Nintendo Switch’s Super Bomberman R Update Bringing New Game Modes And Characters

Super Bomberman R on Nintendo Switch is getting new characters and a brand new game mode. Publisher Konami announced the upcoming DLC at the Tokyo Game Show. At the heart of the announcement is the new Grand Prix mode. Teams of up to three players will get to compete with each other in explosive combat, and Grand Prix will have “new rule-sets, unique new stages, new characters, and special skills,” Konami said. It will also …

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Hands On With Nintendo Switch’s Big Holiday RPGs

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for Switch. The Switch is such a familiar part of the gaming landscape now that it’s strange to consider that Nintendo’s hybrid device is about to head into its first holiday season. What’s even stranger is that for Baby’s First Christmas, Nintendo’s lineup is overloaded with deep single-player fantasy adventures: role-playing games Skyrim and Xenoblade Chronicles, and the RPG-tinged action of Fire Emblem Warriors. Nintendo systems often launch with software …

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Pokemon CEO Doubted the Nintendo Switch’s Success Before It Even Launched

The Pokemon franchise has had a solid partnership with Nintendo over the years ever since the first two games launched back on the Game Boy. Since then, we’ve seen plenty of titles over various Nintendo consoles – specifically handhelds. In line with this, Nintendo Everything shares that Pokemon CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara recently sat down for an interview with Bloomberg about the iconic franchise. During their discussion, Ishihara briefly mentioned the Switch and claimed that he initially …

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Nintendo Switch’s indie lineup through 2018 shows promise

Nintendo showcased a ton of upcoming indie games for Nintendo Switch during its latest Nindies presentation. The biggest highlights are obvious — another No More Heroes game! — but there are titles in every genre on the way to the console. We’ve rounded them up for you below. (You’re welcome.) Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes This Switch exclusive arrives in 2018, and marks the return of Travis Touchdown — and Suda51 in the director’s …

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Nintendo Switch’s Stardew Valley Still Coming, Dev Talks Multiplayer

Despite being announced last November, fans are still waiting on news about the Nintendo Switch version of the beloved farming game Stardew Valley. Today, publisher Chucklefish shared an update on the anticipated port. In a post on its website, Chucklefish confirmed that the Switch version of Stardew Valley is currently in testing. However, the publisher still didn’t pin down a release date for the game. “We generally don’t announce release dates until quite close to …

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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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ARMS plays to Nintendo Switch’s unique strengths with motion controls that actually work

Nintendo’s new boxing game, ARMS, is a full-body experience. Dismiss any preconceptions of video games being the chosen hobby of the couch potato — the latest Switch title wants to get you moving.  The controls are simple. Players hold one Joy-Con controller in each hand and punch forward to deliver a blow to their opponent, tilting them together in a direction to move, and pressing the shoulder buttons to dodge and jump. Banish those memories …

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Nintendo Switch’s dumb dock gets beaten by hyper-portable Nyko option

Enlarge / This tiny $45 Nyko dock will transform my portable use of the Nintendo Switch. E3 2017 View more stories One of the Nintendo Switch’s biggest issues is about to get fixed—by Nyko, of all companies. You read that correctly. The company best known for unofficial gamer accessories like rubbery controller condoms and bulky console carrying cases has emerged with a rare burst of engineering genius: the Portable Docking Kit. It’s basically the Switch Dock, …

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Nintendo Switch’s paid online service gets delay—and substantial content boost

Nintendo of America Nintendo’s first foray into a paid online gaming service received two major shake-ups on Thursday: a delay and a content upgrade. A Nintendo announcement clarified that Nintendo Switch Online’s original paid launch window of “fall 2017” has been bumped to a vague “2018” window. The service will cost as little as Nintendo had hinted to in February: $20 per year, or you can dip your toes in by paying $4 per month. (That’s well below the $60/year rate for …

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