Category: Nintendo News

Ongaku Overdrive, best known around these parts for the “Power, Wisdom, and Courage: A Tribute to Zelda Concert” event, is coming back once again. For those who don’t know who these folks are, they’re a collection of people who love nerd music and who help deliver concerts dedicated to that genre. This time, it’s their annual event that celebrates all of nerd music, Orlando Overdrive. Here is their official press release in regards to Orlando Overdrive IV: Press Release: Ongaku…

During a recent live stream, developer Suda 51 announced that more Zelda t-shirts will be added to his newest title Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes. Grasshopper Manufacturer will be releasing two brand new t-shirts for Travis Touchdown to wear based on The Wind Waker. The first t-shirt’s design is based on the original artwork from the GameCube version of the game, and the second one is based on the artwork from the Wii U version of the game. Our pals over…

News broke recently that officials in the province of Guandong have permitted investment conglomerate Tencent to distribute Nintendo Switch consoles throughout China. The consoles will reportedly feature a special “test version” of New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe. Last year, former President of Nintendo Tatsumi Kimishima did mention the company was looking into making the Switch available in China. Some had expected that Nintendo would partner with Tencent to achieve this after collaborating to release Arena of Valor overseas on…

Recent reports — that have been neither confirmed nor denied by Nintendo — have pointed to two new Switch models, such as a smaller version of the system, currently being worked on and set to be unveiled as early as this summer. And now a recent report coming from Japanese newspaper Nikkei is continuing to fuel speculation for new Switch models hitting the market soon. Nikkei is reporting that Nintendo will be releasing a smaller and cheaper Switch model this…

We never saw it coming. Or maybe we did, but Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is finally getting its 3.0 update, and it is quite the beefy patch. The first DLC fighter, Joker from Persona 5, is included along with 11 new music tracks, a new stage and several other updates to the game. Joker is likely to be the major attraction for many players as he’s a new fighter to the game’s already massive roster. Joker’s primary gimmick is the…

On April 25th, VR functionality will be added to Breath of the Wild via Nintendo Labo’s VR Kit, which launched late last week. In order to brace fans for virtual reality’s imminent arrival within the latest Zelda title, Nintendo and Breath of the Wild technical director Takuhiro Dohta recently shared a wealth of information about the game’s VR functionality on the official Zelda website. Dohta explains how players can enable VR in Breath of the Wild after a free update…

It’s hard to believe the day is finally upon us. Back in February, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé announced he would be retiring on April 15th, turning over the keys to the kingdom to Doug Bowser and riding off into the sunset to spend more quality time with his family. Suddenly, the day is here. What more can be said? Reggie was one of a kind. In his debut with Nintendo 15 years ago, two sentences summed up to…

Following last month’s reveal of the Labo VR Headset, Nintendo has just announced that the virtual reality feature will soon be functional with Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey. This announcement may come as a surprise, but the listed games are two of the Nintendo Switch’s best selling. The Labo website lists new features coming to Super Mario Odyssey in the form of three new mini-missions. However, no new gameplay has been announced for Breath of the Wild. A free update…

Twitter user @Wario64 recently put out a tweet showing that The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past had apparently been found on Best Buy’s employee system. Information for Metroid Prime Trilogy and Persona 5 on the Switch were also found. Right now, all of this is still only a rumor, though Link’s Awakening is already on the retailer’s system, suggesting some validity for these findings. The listing of Metroid Prime Trilogy could be an important indicator of the validity here, since…

Interested in picking up a cool Switch controller? Pre-orders are live for a new Nintendo Switch Pro Controller from Power A, featuring cool artwork of Princess Zelda from Breath of the Wild! The Power A enhanced wireless Switch Controller is an officially licensed alternative to Nintendo’s Pro Controller. Besides the awesome artwork on this Princess Zelda Edition controller, there are additional programmable buttons on the back. It also has full motion control! The controller runs on two Double A batteries,…