Category: Nintendo News

Coming as no surprise, in Nintendo’s latest Corporate Management Policy Briefing for the fiscal year, which was made public yesterday, it was confirmed there are plans for new hardware beyond the Nintendo Switch in this century. Sadly, further details are under wraps; all we have is a vague idea of how Nintendo plans to move forward with the console, as outlined in the briefing. In the file, on page 52 there is a “Future Outlook” slide with a depiction of…

The beloved handheld gaming system, the Nintendo 3DS, has officially been discontinued, the company announced Thursday. All 3DS models, including the the New 3DS LL, New 2DS LL, and 2DS, are listed as “out of production” on Nintendo’s Japanese website, and references to the device have disappeared from Nintendo’s US site. Since Nintendo’s move to the 3DS brand (rather than its predecessor, the DS) in 2011, the hardware has reached sales of 75 million consoles and 385 million game purchases….

As if Nintendo haven’t already dropped enough surprises lately, they’ve announced an upcoming Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase. The broadcast will be livestreamed on September 17th at 7am PT and will feature information on upcoming Nintendo Switch titles exclusively from Nintendo publishing partners. With Nintendo’s recent announcement concerning the highly anticipated Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, it’s only natural to wonder if we will hear more information on what else we can expect from the game. Don’t get too excited…

Breath of the Wild is a divine beast that cannot be stopped. While the game launched almost four years ago in March 2017, it continues to be a steady seller alongside the surging Nintendo Switch console. According to NPD Group, the market research company that tracks video game sales numbers, Breath of the Wild was the sixth best selling Nintendo Switch title in the US last month. Additionally, the group notes that Breath of the Wild has ranked among the…

Last month, updates to Nintendo’s support website indicated that the four Breath of the Wild Champions amiibo were being reprinted. Well, with the surprise announcement of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity earlier today, we now know why and when these amiibo figures are again hitting store shelves. Nintendo of America has announced that amiibo for the four Breath of the Wild Champions — Mipha, Urbosa, Daruk, and Revali — will be relaunching on November 20th alongside Age of Calamity. While…

Zelda fans got a surprise today when Nintendo of America announced Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity for Nintendo Switch, which is due to release on November 20th, 2020. The game will be set 100 years before Breath of the Wild, during the onset of Calamity Ganon. It will feature Link, the Champions, and Princess Zelda as playable characters, and will be voice acted by the original Breath of the Wild cast. What’s more, it sounds as though players will be…

With the school year starting up once again, I’m sure Lunchables are going to be a top priority on many families’ grocery lists. In an effort to “power up” this lunchtime classic, Nintendo has partnered with Lunchables to bring some of its most popular characters to grocery store shelves across the US. Until the end of the year, select Lunchables boxes will feature characters from Nintendo Switch titles like Link’s Awakening, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super…

Update: Bloomberg news is also reporting that, based on insider information, Nintendo plans to release an updated Switch model next year. While the exact specifications of the system have reportedly not yet been finalized, there is discussion to include “more computing power and 4K high-definition graphics.” We’ll continue to update you on future developments. Original: According to a report from Taiwan-based newspaper Economic Daily News, a new Nintendo Switch model will enter production later this year, with a planned launch…

Back in June, Nintendo hosted a special Super Smash Bros. Ultimate live presentation to highlight the newest fighter, Min Min, and to announce some other exciting happenings in the world of Smash Bros. During the presentation, director Masahiro Sakurai announced two new Smash amiibo figures — Joker and Hero — and he might have also hinted at potential redesigns for some older amiibo like Zelda and Ganondorf. With the new amiibo releasing in North America on October 2nd, fans and…

Nintendo of America has announced via Twitter that the next Indie World Showcase is heading our way! The livestream will feature roughly 20 minutes of information on indie games coming to Nintendo Switch. Tune in on August 18th from 9:00 a.m PT or 12:00 p.m ET to take a look at what’s in store. The Indie World Showcase champions games that have been developed by individuals or smaller teams of gaming programmers. Anyone that has played Cuphead, Blossom Tales or…