Category: Nintendo News

Nintendo Japan has launched “Wide Care,” a subscription service that will cover up to six repairs on Switch-related hardware per year. This hardware includes the console itself (all Switch models), the Joy-Con controllers, the dock, and the AC adapter. Common issues like Joy-Con drift are covered, of course, but so is accidental damage and water damage. The service can be subscribed to at any time and is priced at 200 yen per month ($1.50/£1.20) or 2,000 yen per year ($15/£12)….

Out of a relative dry spell of Nintendo news, a Nintendo Direct Mini is now fast approaching. Due June 28th at 9 am EST, a new Direct Mini will feature roughly 25 minutes of information on games from third-party developers. The announcement of this Direct confirms a rumor that there would be a Direct Mini on June 28th, while disconfirming an older rumor of a Direct on June 29th. With this Direct focusing on third-party developers, the chances of any…

Attention Zelda fans of Canada! A huge sale has been announced by Nintendo of Canada, featuring dozens of digital games including The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening and Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda + Cadence of Hyrule Season Pass. You’ll want to act fast because the sale ends July 6th, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. 🚨 Save up to 50% on a big ol’ super selection of games & DLC for the Nintendo Switch system!…

Japanese entertainment and gaming news website Famitsu recently reported that the Nintendo Switch family has surpassed 25 million sales in Japan, five years since its release date in March 2017. The Nintendo Switch is the best-selling console, with 18,379,851 units sold. Comparatively, the Switch Lite has sold 4,754,257 units, and the newest in the family, Nintendo Switch – OLED Model, has sold 1,876,296 units. Like the sales in the United States, it is expected that these numbers will continue to…

Swords? Zelda-esque gameplay mixed with Toy Story? Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! ? Yes, The Plucky Squire seems to have it all. Presented at the Devolver Digital 2022 Showcase, Nintendo’s trailer for The Plucky Squire reveals a vibrant world with a unique mixture of 2D and 3D gameplay. Developed by All Possible Futures, the game highlights a new hero, Jot, who initially traverses unique lands in a storybook fashion. The trailer jumps out of the 2D page and takes our hero into…

No need to adjust your sets, folks. IGN has reported that Apple’s next iPhone update, iOS 16, will include support for Nintendo Switch Joy-Con and Nintendo Switch Pro Controllers. iOS 16 was announced this past week at Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) for a scheduled fall release. Apple news juggernaut 9to5Mac, iOS developer Riley Testut, and Apple engineering manager Nat Brown have all confirmed that the new iOS update would include support for the Nintendo Switch controllers, alongside support for…

Nintendo UK is currently hosting a so-called Super Sale on the region’s eShop, with an assortment of Nintendo Switch titles seeing their price tags slashed just in time for summer. The 2019 remake of Link’s Awakening, one of the Super Sale’s highlights, is currently available for £33.29, brought down from its normal price of £49.99. Other high-profile games featured include New Pokémon Snap, Monster Hunter Rise, Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, and Luigi’s Mansion 3. You can find the full list…

Looking to spruce up your Nintendo Switch profile with some Zelda flair? You’re in luck! New missions and rewards have been added to the Nintendo Switch Online (NSO) service and a handful of those prizes are sure to excite Breath of the Wild fans. NSO members will now be able to purchase exclusive, custom icon elements with their platinum points. Among these are a bunch of new icons inspired by Breath of the Wild for avid Zelda fans to collect.   You can also redeem your…

With the cancellation of this year’s physical and digital E3 events, developers will have to find other means to showcase their work to the gaming public. Some will wait for other major conventions and some will curate their own livestreams, but Nintendo has never been one to take the path most traveled. In fact, they’ll be taking their divergent path across the entirety of the the United States. This summer Nintendo will embark on the “Nintendo Switch Road Trip,” a traveling…

Former Nintendo employees Kit Ellis and Krysta Yang revealed that an important executive at the company believed Breath of the Wild’s 2016 E3 debut would be a failure. Around 25:00 in the latest episode of the pair’s podcast, they explained that this executive — who was of “great importance” such that Reggie Fils-Aimé would have trusted him — felt the demo was boring because it amounted to running around in the grass with a stick, lacking much action or a…