Category: Nintendo News

Update: The Green Rupee lamp pre-order bonus is currently “out of stock”. Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition is coming to Nintendo Switch on May 18th. Plenty of Zelda fans are excited enough already to hack and slash their way through waves of enemies in this HD re-release, but Nintendo UK recently offered up another incentive for fans looking to pick up the title. If you pre-order Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition from the Nintendo UK store, you’ll get yourself a free Zelda lamp…

Over the past week, Nintendo has been releasing special “Happy Birthday” wallpapers featuring some its biggest franchises. Joining wallpapers based on Super Mario Odyssey and Kirby, a new Breath of the Wild wallpaper has been unveiled as part of the promotion. Available for both desktop computers and smartphones, this classy image features the fabled Master Sword resting deep in Korok Forest. These special wallpapers are being promoted as part of a “Happy Birthday” series, but only the Kirby image carries…

This past week’s Nintendo Direct really hit us with some exciting news; Super Smash Bros. is finally coming to Switch! The trailer features a silhouette of Breath of the Wild’s Link engulfed in flames. This lead many to speculate on what else from Breath of the Wild we could see represented in the next Smash title. In the spirit of that, Mases and I sat down for another entry into the Hyrule Compendium in which we discussed which characters and settings we…

Nintendo closed out today’s Nintendo Direct presentation with a teaser trailer for a new Super Smash Bros. game coming to the Switch in 2018. While the focus of this teaser was Splatoon‘s Inklings joining the Smash roster, we did get a few glimpses of some returning fighters, including Link from the Zelda series. The trailer suggests that the legendary swordsman will receive a redesign in this new Smash title, as Link’s silhouette clearly resembles his Breath of the Wild incarnation. Nintendo’s press website…

The Nintendo Direct live events are Nintendo’s platform of choice for announcing and highlighting new games. The company recently announced that the next Nintendo Direct will take place on March 8 and will feature upcoming games for the both the Switch and the 3DS. The event will kick off at 2 PM Pacific Time, 5 PM Eastern Time. Tomorrow’s Nintendo Direct will last roughly 30 minutes and will highlight Switch and 3DS games launching this year. So far, only Mario…

The ESRB (or the Entertainment Software Rating Board) announced earlier today via its Facebook page that it has been listening to concerns regarding the constant in-flux of content that can be purchased within a game and what kind of labeling this new area of gaming should have. The ESRB has called this new label “In-Game Purchases,” and it will be present on the boxes of games as well as app stores and will include information on what can be purchased…

Nintendo of America’s Twitter account always has cool things to share with the company’s massive fanbase, whether it be an exciting promotion, a funny screenshot, or a behind-the-scenes look at one of our favorite games. Adding to this gold mine of Nintendo goodness, the account recently shared a charming sketch from The Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma. Featuring the Triforce and the Sheikah Tribe’s eye symbol, this two-second video offers a small taste of Aonuma’s artistry. What do think…

Bayonetta first graced Nintendo consoles back in 2014 when it was re-released with the launch of Bayonetta 2 on Wii U. It blew away fans and critics with it fast paced hack and slash game play and it’s don’t care attitude. Thankfully this classic has come back for another go with new features including amiibo support, tighter framerates and sharper visuals on Nintendo Switch! When Bayonetta was originally brought over to Wii U they gave it some unique content in…

One of the most common criticisms I see aimed at Breath of the Wild relates to its dynamic weather system. Over the course of Link’s adventure, players will see weather conditions change in real time, as they fluidly transition from clear skies, to fog, to rain, etc. While these weather fluctuations do add an element of realism to Breath‘s world, many players found the abrupt changes between conditions to be extremely irritating, especially when the raindrops start to fall. You…

Aside from losing your phone, one of the most expensive portable things a gamer can lose nowadays is a Nintendo Switch cartridge. Slightly smaller than a 3DS cartridge, this little piece of gaming goodness’ only saving grace is the much bigger box it originally comes in. Sure there are portable carrying cases you can buy, but why do that when you can hold your precious copy of Breath of the Wild on a keychain? The gaming accessory company Max Limited…