Category: Nintendo News

Have you ever wanted to host a Nintendo-themed birthday or give someone a card with their favorite character, but just couldn’t find one? Fret no more, because UK-based greeting card company Moonpig has you covered with these new officially licensed Nintendo cards! From a newly launched collection featuring Zelda, Mario, Pokémon, Splatoon, Donkey Kong, and Animal Crossing, Moonpig offers a large variety of customizable character-themed birthday cards. These customizations allow customers to not only put the birthday person’s name on a…

It’s never too early to start thinking about the holidays. An ornament is a perfect gift to give to a loved one during the season, and this year, you can give the Nintendo lover in your life an adorable Nintendo-inspired keepsake. Hallmark has revealed their new line of Nintendo keepsake ornaments for 2021, and now is the time to grab yours. Hallmark has a section of gifts known as “keepsakes,” and these ornaments are skillfully crafted and seasonally inspired. However,…

Takaya Imamura, a key figure in the designing of the Nintendo style and the father of Tingle, retired this past January. Known for contributing key elements to F-Zero, Super Smash Bros., and The Legend of Zelda, Imamura-san was on the scene for Nintendo’s entire rise to prominence. In an exclusive interview with IGN, the designer sat down to share some of the intimate details of his time with Nintendo. Throughout the comprehensive discussion, Imamura-san shared a number of fun anecdotes…

Nintendo has announced that they are adding to their already colorful lineup of Switch Lite consoles with a brand new blue color this May. Not to be confused with the already released turquoise color, this new console is a much darker shade of blue. This Switch Lite will be a new addition to Nintendo’s regular lineup, rather than a limited edition color, expanding the number of readily available colors for Switch Lite to five. While the blue Switch Lite will…

Have you ever wished the Switch had a bigger screen? How does 650% bigger sound? Space software engineer Michael Pick recently created the world’s largest functioning Nintendo Switch. The behemoth of a console is 70″x30″ and 65 pounds with a 4K display. Though playing it may require a serious stretch, additional Joy-Cons and Pro Controllers are also compatible. This one-of-a-kind Switch now belongs to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University. So while a massive Switch may not…

When Pokémon GO became a viral mobile craze back in 2016, I’m sure many people thought it would open a doorway for Nintendo to properly branch into the mobile gaming sphere. It’s been five years since, and I wouldn’t necessarily say Nintendo is doing that. While the company is slowly adapting some of its IP’s to mobile games, other mobile developers have had no shame in ripping off Nintendo’s content in the meantime. The most recent culprit is Super Fighter…

As the number of COVID-19 vaccines increases and as more businesses and event venues begin to re-open, we cannot help but wonder if events with large gatherings, like conventions, will be feasible in the next several months. As of today, we have an answer, at least regarding the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The Electronic Software Association (ESA), who are organizing the event, have announced that an “All-Virtual” version of E3 will be held online June 12th through 15th, and will…

A few years ago, gaming accessory manufacturer HORI released a series of GameCube-style controllers for the Nintendo Switch. Dubbed “Battle Pad Controllers”, they had multiple visual designs themed after Super Mario Bros., Pokémon, and of course The Legend of Zelda. However, one of the few downsides to these controllers was that they were wired. The dark ages are over, however, as earlier today, news broke that pre-orders are now available in the west for wireless versions of these controllers! At…

Nintendo is touting more specific, “smoother and more intuitive” motion controls for Skyward Sword HD. On March 15, the Nintendo of America Twitter account reposted a short video from last month’s Nintendo Direct that showed the relationship between Joy-Con movement and on-screen action. The gameplay footage, with an inset crop of the player’s movements, shows a fairly relaxed range of motion and a clear 1:1 relationship between the real-life action and Link’s animations. One of the more prominent complaints about…

I know, every year it seems like talk of the elusive “Switch Pro” resurfaces; I’m in the same boat as most people of remaining skeptical of anything on the matter. However, sometimes there is news that seems decently likely to be true, and yesterday evening such news broke from Bloomberg. According to the report, Nintendo has partnered with Samsung Display Co. to begin mass production of 7-inch 720p-resolution OLED panels as early as June, with an initial monthly target of…