Category: Nintendo News

Today, Nintendo announced the next Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Event Tourney, “Triforce Tryouts,” that will utilize only fighters and stages from the Zelda series. The three-day tournament begins on Friday, May 29. Participants will earn a Zelda-related Spirit, the quality of which improves the further a player advances. Odds are many of us can hold our own as the Zelda characters in Smash Bros., so pop into the game’s Online Tourney menu this weekend to test your skills! The three-day…

For any Zelda fans who have a love for origin stories and amazing artwork, this one is for you. Back in 2011, series creator Shigeru Miyamoto discussed the possibility of Retro Studios, the Texas-based developer best known for the Metroid Prime series, working with Nintendo on a game in the Zelda series. These statements, combined with existing rumors that the studio was already working on a Zelda title, have since fueled fans’ desire to see Retro’s take on The Legend of Zelda. Over a year ago,…

Over the past month, support has continued to grow for a Breath of the Wild-themed LEGO set submitted to the LEGO Ideas website. This set — depicting the game’s version of Hyrule Castle alongside Link, Calamity Ganon, and several Guardians — quickly caught the attention of the Zelda fanbase and, within a few short weeks, garnered the 10,000 supporters needed to qualify for an official review by LEGO. LEGO announced in a recent blog post that this Hyrule Castle set…

According to reports, the Nintendo Direct scheduled for June — during what would have been the week of E3 — has been delayed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and Japan’s state of emergency. Nintendo has reportedly told partners, including third-party publishers scheduled to reveal games during the event, that the company “needs more development time on its first-party games” as its staff continues to adapt to working remotely. Nintendo has yet to confirm these reports, but some outlets have…

When you fire up your Switch today, get ready to update the system. That’s right, Version 10.0.0 of the Switch firmware is here, with a huge quality of life improvement: welcome to the world of controller mapping! Controller mapping allows users to swap button functions. Now players with accessibility challenges or different play styles can easily remap controllers to work for them. Players can remap both joy-cons, the Switch Lite, and the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. Other controllers aren’t compatible…

Earlier in the year, Nintendo announced a partnership with LEGO and the development of building sets based on the world of Super Mario. Fans of LEGO were certainly excited to have sets based on one of their favorite video games, but it should be noted that Nintendo fans have dreamt of Zelda-inspired LEGO sets long before these Mario ones were announced. There have been a few fan proposals for Zelda-themed sets in the past, one notable being the stables from…

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…