Category: Nintendo News

The international waters of gaming have been getting some pretty sweet swag when it comes to the Link’s Awakening remake. The UK, for instance, got an amazing collector’s edition for the game, which includes a Game Boy Classic steelbook and an awesome 120-page artbook. So color us not surprised that the mainland of Nintendo, Japan, gets some nice goodies as well. My Nintendo in Japan is now offering some new Link’s Awakening prizes for those looking to spend some platinum…

The release of Link’s Awakening for the Switch is now less than a week away, and Nintendo has been uploading new videos to advertise the sought-after game. Nintendo UK’s latest upload, an English-language version of the story trailer we saw from Nintendo Japan a few weeks back, features locations and footage already seen in previous trailers. But the most interesting part of this video clip is that it holds an exciting, musical surprise! For the first time ever (officially), viewers…

Last week, we reported on an odd teaser video consisting of new peripheral devices for the Switch Joy-Cons. The video promised that more info would be delivered September 12th, and yesterday Nintendo followed through with a new video unveiling Ringfit Adventure! Ringfit Adventure is a fitness-fueled RPG. After inserting the Joy-Con’s in their designated area on the “Ring-Con” and “Leg-Strap” accessories, the game can begin! The Ring-Con reacts to force, such as pushing two sides of the ring together, or pulling…

Nintendo New York took to Twitter earlier today to announce that they are planning a special triple launch event on Friday, September 20th. They will be opening their doors at midnight. The event will be in celebration of the launch of the Link’s Awakening remake, the Nintendo Switch Lite, and the newest amiibo figures. If you’re live in or are near the city that never sleeps, consider swinging by! Are you planning on going to this event? Tell us in…

The upcoming Nintendo Switch Lite has one thing that many fans have been wanting, a much better d-pad. The one we got on the vanilla Switch console is nice, but it’s less of a directional pad and more like the C-buttons on a Nintendo 64 controller. Luckily, you do not necessarily have to pay an arm and a leg and wait for the Switch Lite to arrive on September 20th in order to experience a more traditional gamepad. Three Nintendo…

Nintendo seems to continue their streak of patents this week. Just days after filing a patent for hinghed Joy-Con controllers, a new filing has been leaked showing a new Virtual Reality Headset. Described as a “3D image display system and 3D image display device”,  the patent was published on August 22nd, 2019 and was first filed at the Japanese Patent Office in February 2018. Similar to the Labo VR kit, this headset lacks any straps and requires the user to hold the…

With Nintendo officially unveiling some kind of “New Experience” in the coming days, they’re apparently already hard at work at their next set of hardware ideas. In the world of gaming accessories, Nintendo always seems to be the big dog when it comes to their own share of “unique” peripherals. Recent patents they’ve filed in Japan appear to show that they’re reportedly working on hinged Joy-Con controllers. From the images you can see below, the hinges are placed just below…

If you live in Canada, enjoy Slurpees, and like chances to win free stuff, consider heading over to a 7-Eleven! The convenience store has teamed up with Nintendo to hold a Switch Lite Giveaway featuring Link’s Awakening-themed Slurpee cups in Canada. The catch is you need to be a member of their “7Rewards” loyalty program to enter. To get chances to win the contest, buy some Slurpees and scan the barcodes on the cups. Some other prizes you can win…

A little over a year ago, Nintendo, in what kind of felt like out of nowhere, unveiled Labo. This was a set of arts and crafts-like cardboard projects that you can construct and have fun with alongside family and friends. While reactions to this new Nintendo product were mixed, it seemed like some people were having a good time building exciting new things. So it looks like with a recent Nintendo announcement, the unique creativity train is moving forward. In…

After what we believed was a very jam-packed 40 minutes full of Nintendo goodness, a special demonstration with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai followed today’s Direct event. During the presentation, Sakurai revealed everything there is to know about the recently released fighter Banjo-Kazooie. On top of this, the director revealed that, at the same time as Banjo’s release, update version 5.0 for Ultimate would be released as well. Update version 5.0 will include the return of Home Run Contest and…