Category: Nintendo News

Update: In addition to the graphical improvements discussed below, the most recent update to Nintendo Switch Online seems to have also improved the often criticized input lag present in the service’s version of Ocarina of Time. As reported by VGC and Kotaku, YouTube’s Modern Vintage Gamer, in a recent video, determined that the input latency in Ocarina has been reduced by “about 1-2 frames,” an improvement from the 5 to 6 frames of input lag experienced before the update. While, it seems, there…

Last September, Nintendo unveiled an “Expansion Pack” for Nintendo Switch Online which added many Nintendo 64 titles to the subscription service. Ocarina of Time was added at launch, alongside some Mario games and several SEGA Genesis titles. During the September Direct event, Nintendo also mentioned that other N64 games, like Majora’s Mask, would be added in a future update. Well, friends, the time is here: Majora’s Mask will be coming to Nintendo Switch Online in February! Nintendo of America tweeted…

If you live in the UK or Europe and have some My Nintendo Silver Points that you haven’t used, it could be time to cash in! The UK My Nintendo Store recently added a poster set featuring official artwork from Nintendo 64 titles! An Ocarina of Time poster is available, alongside posters for Mario Kart 64 and Star Fox 64! The set costs 500 Silver Points, plus a shipping fee. Sadly, the set is not currently available outside of Europe…

Zelda and LEGO fans unite! This fan-submitted LEGO set based on Hyrule Castle from Breath of the Wild has once again entered the final stage of review from LEGO developers, as part of the LEGO Ideas program. This set by BrickGallery qualified for official review back in 2020 after amassing over 10,000 supporters on the LEGO Ideas website, but LEGO ultimately chose not to produce it as a set. The idea seemed too good to give up on, however, as it was…

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, most commonly abbreviated as E3, is arguably the largest annual gaming event, as well as the most anticipated. Over the course of several days and multiple presentations, video game companies show off new and upcoming hardware and software for the world to see. Nintendo in particular has gotten in the habit of hosting a virtual presentation akin to their Direct events during E3. This presentation is typically about 45-minutes long and has a particular reputation for…

Last week, popular Japanese television station TV Asahi named The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as the best game ever made. This represented yet another example of the groundbreaking title’s critical acclaim and another notch in its inevitable legacy. Breath of the Wild may soon run out of space for new notches, as yet another prominent outlet has has awarded it the ultimate position atop a similar list. Arguably the preeminent website in gaming and pop culture, IGN has placed Breath of…

The Zelda series is no stranger to the highest pantheons of gaming’s elite. Games like The Legend of Zelda, A Link to the Past, and Ocarina of Time have frequently appeared at or near the top of rankings cataloguing the medium’s greatest titles. Since its release, Breath of the Wild has been another critical darling, receiving overwhelming acclaim and being held in the same lofty regard as its predecessors. It seems that the the accolades will continue to pile up for Breath of the Wild, as Japanese…

With the holidays in full swing, Nintendo is starting their deals a little early! Select digital purchases will reward buyers with double My Nintendo Gold Points! The offer ends January 5th, 2022 at 11:59 PM PT. Some notable games listed are Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Honestly, the selection is very lackluster, only including three other titles to pick from (Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Luigi’s Mansion 3, and Miitopia). Maybe one of these titles…

If you’re a fan of Nintendo or its many franchises, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with Nintendo Minute. Hosted by Kit Ellis and Krysta Yang, Nintendo Minute (which is never a minute, as the program’s catchphrase gleefully declares) was a weekly variety show featuring a wide array of different content. Some episodes would focus on news or a gaming industry event, others would discuss specific games or gaming topics, and occasionally the hosts would engage in competitive challenges, both…

At E3 2021, Nintendo finally gave us another teaser for the sequel to Breath of the Wild. While the story and setting implications were fascinating, those with a keen eye likely noticed a few seemingly new gameplay mechanics not seen in the previous title, or any Zelda game for that matter. While there has been no further official information, European gaming outlet Gamereactor is reporting that they have discovered a trio of patents filed by Nintendo in May of 2021. The patents are legitimate,…