Category: Nintendo News

News broke recently that officials in the province of Guandong have permitted investment conglomerate Tencent to distribute Nintendo Switch consoles throughout China. The consoles will reportedly feature a special “test version” of New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe. Last year, former President of Nintendo Tatsumi Kimishima did mention the company was looking into making the Switch available in China. Some had expected that Nintendo would partner with Tencent to achieve this after collaborating to release Arena of Valor overseas on…

Recent reports — that have been neither confirmed nor denied by Nintendo — have pointed to two new Switch models, such as a smaller version of the system, currently being worked on and set to be unveiled as early as this summer. And now a recent report coming from Japanese newspaper Nikkei is continuing to fuel speculation for new Switch models hitting the market soon. Nikkei is reporting that Nintendo will be releasing a smaller and cheaper Switch model this…

We never saw it coming. Or maybe we did, but Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is finally getting its 3.0 update, and it is quite the beefy patch. The first DLC fighter, Joker from Persona 5, is included along with 11 new music tracks, a new stage and several other updates to the game. Joker is likely to be the major attraction for many players as he’s a new fighter to the game’s already massive roster. Joker’s primary gimmick is the…

On April 25th, VR functionality will be added to Breath of the Wild via Nintendo Labo’s VR Kit, which launched late last week. In order to brace fans for virtual reality’s imminent arrival within the latest Zelda title, Nintendo and Breath of the Wild technical director Takuhiro Dohta recently shared a wealth of information about the game’s VR functionality on the official Zelda website. Dohta explains how players can enable VR in Breath of the Wild after a free update…

It’s hard to believe the day is finally upon us. Back in February, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé announced he would be retiring on April 15th, turning over the keys to the kingdom to Doug Bowser and riding off into the sunset to spend more quality time with his family. Suddenly, the day is here. What more can be said? Reggie was one of a kind. In his debut with Nintendo 15 years ago, two sentences summed up to…

Following last month’s reveal of the Labo VR Headset, Nintendo has just announced that the virtual reality feature will soon be functional with Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey. This announcement may come as a surprise, but the listed games are two of the Nintendo Switch’s best selling. The Labo website lists new features coming to Super Mario Odyssey in the form of three new mini-missions. However, no new gameplay has been announced for Breath of the Wild. A free update…

Twitter user @Wario64 recently put out a tweet showing that The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past had apparently been found on Best Buy’s employee system. Information for Metroid Prime Trilogy and Persona 5 on the Switch were also found. Right now, all of this is still only a rumor, though Link’s Awakening is already on the retailer’s system, suggesting some validity for these findings. The listing of Metroid Prime Trilogy could be an important indicator of the validity here, since…

Interested in picking up a cool Switch controller? Pre-orders are live for a new Nintendo Switch Pro Controller from Power A, featuring cool artwork of Princess Zelda from Breath of the Wild! The Power A enhanced wireless Switch Controller is an officially licensed alternative to Nintendo’s Pro Controller. Besides the awesome artwork on this Princess Zelda Edition controller, there are additional programmable buttons on the back. It also has full motion control! The controller runs on two Double A batteries,…

In a surprise announcement, Nintendo President Dog Bowsre announced that the company’s most anticipated titles to have never been released in North America – Freshly Picked Tingle’s Rosy Rupeeland, Tingle’s Balloon Trip of Love, and Tingle’s Balloon Fight – were finally getting a long coveted North American release. The newly announced Freshly Picked Tingle Bundle will collect all three modern classics into one title, and will release digitally for the Nintendo Swotch this Summer. Reaction from the Zelda community has…

Are you a subscriber to Twitch Prime? Great news! The streaming platform is offering a free year of the Nintendo Switch Online service to Prime members! As of today, Twitch Prime members can claim three free months of Nintendo Switch Online. After 60 days, another nine months can be claimed. If you already have a Switch Online plan, the free months can be added to existing subscriptions! The deadline to claim the first three months is September 24th, 2019. To…