Category: Nintendo News

Developed by the now-defunct Clover Studios, Ōkami told the tale of the sun goddess Amaterasu venturing throughout a world of Japanese folklore, combating darkness using a celestial paintbrush. This Zelda-like title was such an amazing and adventurous treat that a lot of people were sad that the game never got a full, proper sequel (not counting the 2011 Nintendo DS title Ōkamiden). That’s why a lot of fans are more than thrilled right now that there may be something to…

Here’s an interesting piece of news for all our Pokémon fans out there; the ‘Wild Area’ within the upcoming titles Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will reportedly be the size of two Breath of the Wild regions! During a hands-on session with the games, Metro spoke to a representative of the Pokémon Company who estimated that the Wild Area was about the size of two separate regions from the massive Zelda game. The Wild Area is a newly featured location that…

Update: After announcing the grand prize winner, which you can see above, Nintendo UK also shared the two runners-up in their Link’s Awakening fan art competition. The first runner-up, Michael Doig, submitted a beautifully detailed piece of Link running from the shore with Koholint Island before him. The second runner-up, Oliver Harbour, submitted an equally wonderful piece of our hero riding a wave onto the mysterious island. Both runners-up will receive a copy of Link’s Awakening. You can see both submissions in…

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…