Category: Nintendo News

The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), perhaps the largest annual event in video games, is set to return as an in-person event in June 2023, after the COVID-19 pandemic forced drastic changes to the expo over the past few years, including cancellations in both 2020 & 2022 and an online-only event in 2021. However, according to a new report by IGN, E3’s glorious return to the Los Angeles Convention Center may be without the industry’s three biggest players. Multiple industry sources…

Nintendo has informed suppliers and assembly partners that it will be increasing its manufacture of the now six-year-old Switch console. The increase comes in response to the rebounding availability of console components like chips that had suffered from shortages as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ramp up in production is set to begin in April, though no target number of consoles has been announced. Nintendo expects to surpass its November sales forecast of 19 million Switch units for…

The Nintendo Switch has maintained its global sales dominance for another year. Beyond being the top-selling console in Japan in 2022, the Switch officially earned the same title in the United States, for the fifth year in a row, according to data analytics firm The NPD Group. The Nintendo Switch led the pack in terms of total units sold in 2022, with second and third place going to Sony’s PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X/S, respectfully. However, the PlayStation…

Nintendo Switch’s world domination continues! Japanese publication Famitsu has published their annual sales report for video game hardware and software in Japan, and, wouldn’t you know it, the Nintendo Switch led the pack as the highest-selling piece of hardware last year. With a four-to-one lead over the second-best, Sony’s PlayStation 5, the Switch family of consoles sold over 4.804 million units in Japan in 2022. This total adds to the Switch’s over 27.724 million lifetime sales in the country.  …

Zelda-like adventure Blossom Tales II: The Minotaur Prince, developed by Castle Pixel LLC and published by Playtonic Friends, released digitally for Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, and Linux in August 2022. The sequel to 2017’s surprise hit Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King, The Minotaur Prince received positive reviews from both critics and fans, even receiving a score of 7.5 out of 10 from Zelda Dungeon. Players anxiously awaiting a physical release of Blossom Tales II: The Minotaur Prince on Nintendo Switch…

Update: In response to a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) counter notification submitted by Did You Know Gaming? (DYKG), YouTube has restored the channel’s video covering the unreleased Retro Studios-developed Zelda spin-off Heroes of Hyrule. You can watch the video, originally published October 2nd, 2022, right here.   We won. The Heroes of Hyrule video is back up: https://t.co/2EHx2jjhha https://t.co/UiIIb6LA49 pic.twitter.com/gUV5wadgB6 — DidYouKnowGaming (@didyouknowgamin) December 28, 2022 If a video is removed from YouTube due to a DMCA takedown notice submitted by a…

Nintendo has made a number of widely accessible characters and other game elements available as Nintendo Switch Online Icons as part of My Nintendo’s “Missions & Rewards” program. While many of these Icons have come and gone over the past few months, Nintendo has decided to provide a generous holiday gift. Per My Nintendo News, we will now have access to many returning Icons on Nintendo Switch Online, for a limited time, including some of your favorite Zelda series Icons. With…

Zelda fans can rejoice today as Nintendo’s official store has listed the ESRB rating for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. The official ESRB rating for Tears of the Kingdom is E10+ for “mild suggestive themes” and “fantasy violence.” Seeing that the two previous mainline console Zelda games, Skyward Sword and Breath of the Wild, were both rated the same, this rating shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to anybody. However, with an official rating, we can…

In partnership with Universal Studios theme parks, the first Super Nintendo World amusement park opened in Osaka’s Universal Studios Japan in 2021. Early in 2022, Universal confirmed that they would be bringing this new attraction to North America in 2023. We now have a specific release date, as Nintendo has announced that Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Hollywood will open on February 17th, 2023. Wahoo!   Get ready for a new world of adventures when #SuperNintendoWorld opens 2/17/23 @UniStudios!…

We’ve been anticipating The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom for more than three years. We’ve watched it get nominated at The Game Awards, multiple times, for the game people are looking forward to most without knowing when it would release or what it was even called. But we now see the light at the end of the tunnel; we have a name, a release date, and even an award from a beyond-prestigious award show. Here’s hoping it lives up…