Category: Nintendo News

Are you a subscriber to Twitch Prime? Great news! The streaming platform is offering a free year of the Nintendo Switch Online service to Prime members! As of today, Twitch Prime members can claim three free months of Nintendo Switch Online. After 60 days, another nine months can be claimed. If you already have a Switch Online plan, the free months can be added to existing subscriptions! The deadline to claim the first three months is September 24th, 2019. To…

Japanese video game developer Monolith Soft Inc. recently announced on Twitter that they are currently recruiting staff for a new entry in the Legend of Zelda series. The tweet contains a link to the Xenoblade developer’s website, which advertises a number of open positions involved with working on a new Legend of Zelda game — including designers, technical artists, programmers, and even a Project Manager. Monolith Soft Inc. previously contributed to the development of Breath of the Wild, which had sold…

The Wall Street Journal reports that two new models for the Nintendo Switch will launch as early as this summer. Much like Sony’s competing models for Playstation 4 (Pro and Slim), these new Switch models will target the hardcore and casual gaming markets, respectfully. The first model, said to target avid video game players, will be more expensive and will tout “enhanced features”, though it reportedly will not be as powerful as the Playstation 4 Pro or Xbox One X….

The recently announced Crypt of the NecroDancer and Zelda crossover, Cadence of Hyrule, was originally conceived as a DLC addition to the original title. In an IGN interview, founder of developer Brace Yourself Gaming, Ryan Clark, stated that the game started life as a possible addition to a new Nintendo Switch project, but that Nintendo’s interest in the idea pushed it into the realms of a full game. When asked about how Cadence of Hyrule was conceived, Clark said: “We were considering…

Nintendo looks to still be building upon what they started last year with their cardboard playset experience known as Labo. They have unveiled what will be their fourth Toy-Con set, a VR Kit. This comes as a bit of a surprise as Nintendo has always remained skeptical when it comes to anything involving virtual reality. The VR Kit will come in two sets (as seen in the image gallery below). The first is the “Starter Set + Blaster” set that…

Just in time for the title’s second birthday, Nintendo has released a new “Sights & Sounds” promo for Breath of the Wild. Highlighting the game’s sense of discovery and natural beauty, this new promo invites players to discover (or rediscover) Breath‘s world on Nintendo Switch. But beyond just promoting the latest Zelda adventure, this video also takes viewers on an immersive walk through the woods. This new “Sights and Sounds” promo aims to show the similarities between Breath of the…

Earlier this month, Microsoft and Xbox seemingly teased upcoming support for the Nintendo Switch. And while no official announcements have yet been made, recent reports indicate that Microsoft plans to soon launch its Xbox Game Pass subscription service on the Switch. Relying on Microsoft’s xCloud game streaming technology, players will be able to stream Xbox One titles to their Nintendo Switch consoles. Game Informer, which corroborated the initial report by Direct-Feed Games, reports that an official announcement is expected later…

A Zelda fan’s wallet never seems to get a break. Online retailer Merchoid recently added two officially licensed Zelda products to their website. Both the the battery-powered Legend of Zelda: I Need Some Healing Potion Jar Light and the Legend Of Zelda: Time To Save Hyrule Triforce Alarm Clock are available for preorder right now. The Legend of Zelda: I Need Some Healing Potion Jar Light stands at 15cm (around six inches) tall and cycles between five different colors: red, blue, green, orange,…

Reggie Fils-Aimé, the well-known face of Nintendo in North America, is retiring. Announced in a press release by Nintendo and then confirmed in an official message from Reggie on Nintendo’s Twitter (embedded above), the long-time Nintendo of America president will be leaving his position on April 15th, 2019. Reggie, who has been with Nintendo for 15 years, released a statement through Nintendo’s PR saying: “Nintendo owns a part of my heart forever. It’s a part that is filled with gratitude —…

Wow. Wowowowowow!! Talk about a way to end a Nintendo Direct! YES, the long rumored remake of Link’s Awakening was FINALLY revealed today and Andy and Taylor dive full steam ahead into it! Did we like the trailer? What’s up with those graphics?? Is it going to get a subtitle? When do we expect it to be released? Does this put the kibosh on the Skyward Sword HD rumors? All this and so much more! We also cover everything else…