Category: Nintendo News

In case you missed it (and, as stealthy as they were, you may well have), Nintendo released a new Direct Mini earlier today featuring some new titles and launch dates for the coming year. This showcase included a launch date for Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition (29th May) and a look at Bravely Default II. Hidden among these features, however, was a new update to Ring Fit Adventure, which introduces a brand new Rhythm Mode. This minigame allows players to work out to…

Back in January, Nintendo announced that six new DLC fighters would be joining the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster as part of Fighters Pass Vol. 2. We’ve seen rampant speculation since then on what character would join Smash next, and Nintendo has finally offered us an answer… sort of. During today’s surprise Nintendo Direct Mini, it was announced that a character from the ARMS series would be first of six debuts from Fighters Pass Vol. 2. While this is certainly…

During this time of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we should all remember that there’s always a chance to help when we can: donating to a good medical causes, helping the less fortunate in their time of need, or self-quarantining to help during this pandemic. In this case, be like Nintendo. Nintendo of America’s package and distribution center in North Bend, Washington has generously donated over 9,500 N95 Particulate Respirator masks to the Eastside Fire & Rescue (EF&R). According to a thank…

We may still be in the longest Nintendo Direct drought in recent history, but Nintendo has staved off some of our game-thirst by announcing an Indie World Showcase for March 17th. The livestream will feature approximately 20 minutes of information on upcoming indie games for the Nintendo Switch. You can tune into the Indie World Showcase right here tomorrow at 10 AM PST / 1 PM EST. Nearly a year ago, the rhythm-based Zelda crossover Cadence of Hyrule was a…

Earlier today, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced that this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo would be cancelled due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). With the news still reverberating within the games industry, Nintendo has issued an official statement in regards to E3’s cancellation, voicing support of the ESA’s decision and hinting at the company’s future plans. A Nintendo spokesperson offered the following statement: “Nintendo supports the ESA’s decision to cancel this year’s E3 to help protect…

It seems the rumors were true. The 2020 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) has been canceled. With some companies having pulled out before the coronavirus (COVID-19) even became a thing, it seemed like the big hitter this year was going to likely be Nintendo. But alas, one of the major annual highlight’s in pop culture will not be happening this year. With the fear of coronavirus spreading and growing over the past month, it seemed almost inevitable that E3 would join…

In a surprising move, LEGO and Nintendo of America’s Twitter accounts teased an upcoming crossover between LEGO and Super Mario. No further details are known, though the implications of future crossovers could be strong. That is to say, could this new partnership suggest the possibility of a LEGO and Zelda team-up down the road? Given this new relationship between Nintendo and LEGO, the possibility of the brand extending to The Legend of Zelda may not be far off. Demand for…

While not everybody was psyched for Byleth being the final DLC character of the first Fighters Pass for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, there was still Fighters Pass Vol. 2 to look forward to. There are even a few fans in the Super Smash Bros. community already looking toward what lies “beyond Vol. 2” as it were. Unfortunately, it’s now best if those idyllic “Vol. 3” dreams just stayed dreams. Super Smash Bros. series director Masahiro Sakurai recently sat down with…

Earlier today, Nintendo unveiled a new color for the Nintendo Switch Lite that will be arriving this Spring. This color variation, known simply as “Coral”, is a light-pink version of the current Switch Lite system. Coral will be the fourth color option available for the Switch Lite console (fifth if you include the special edition Pokémon Sword/Shield model). The Nintendo Switch Lite Coral color variant will be available in Japan on March 20th, with pre-orders available on March 7th. For…

What’s most rewarding about the video games we love and play is that they bring us a rather unique form of comfort. They can help us out after a long and stressful day of work, and they can bring simple joy to those who need it the most. While I’m talking more about mental comfort, there are times when video games can be a unique form of physical comfort as well. That’s what tavingtoncrafts on Etsy is aiming to accomplish…