Archive for October, 2016

Nintendo Switch World Premiere Demonstrates New Entertainment Experiences from a Home Gaming System!

Vancouver, B.C., Oct. 20, 2016. –(BUSINESS WIRE)– In an introductory video released today (http://www.nintendo.com/switch), Nintendo provided the first glimpse of its new home gaming system and revealed that it is called Nintendo Switch. In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system also enables gamers to play the same title wherever, whenever and with whomever they choose. The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system to enable unprecedented new video game play styles.

 

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In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system also enables gamers to play the same title wherever, whenever and with whomever they choose. (Photo: Business Wire)

 

At home, Nintendo Switch rests in the Nintendo Switch Dock that connects the system to the TV and lets you play with family and friends in the comfort of your living room. By simply lifting Nintendo Switch from the dock, the system will instantly transition to portable mode, and the same great gaming experience that was being enjoyed at home now travels with you. The portability of Nintendo Switch is enhanced by its bright high-definition display. It brings the full home gaming system experience with you to the park, on an airplane, in a car, or to a friend’s apartment.

 

Gaming springs into action by removing detachable Joy-Con controllers from either side of Nintendo Switch. One player can use a Joy-Con controller in each hand; two players can each take one; or multiple Joy-Con can be employed by numerous people for a variety of gameplay options. They can easily click back into place or be slipped into a Joy-Con Grip accessory, mirroring a more traditional controller. Or, if preferred, the gamer can select an optional Nintendo Switch Pro Controller to use instead of the Joy-Con controllers. Furthermore, it is possible for numerous people to bring their Nintendo Switch systems together to enjoy local multiplayer face-to-face competition.

 

“Nintendo Switch allows gamers the freedom to play however they like,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, President and COO, Nintendo of America. “It gives game developers new abilities to bring their creative visions to life by opening up the concept of gaming without boundaries.”

 

Developers can design their games supporting a variety of play styles, which gives gamers the freedom to choose an experience that best suits them. Some of the publishers, developers and middleware partners announcing support for Nintendo Switch are as follows:

• 505 Games   • LEVEL-5 Inc.
• Activision Publishing, Inc.   • Marvelous Inc.
• ARC SYSTEM WORKS Co., Ltd.   • Maximum Games, LLC
• ATLUS CO., LTD.   • Nippon Ichi Software, Inc.
• Audiokinetic Inc.   • Parity Bit Inc.
• Autodesk, Inc.   • PlatinumGames Inc.
• BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.   • RAD Game Tools, Inc.
• Bethesda   • RecoChoku Co., Ltd.
• CAPCOM CO., LTD.   • SEGA Games Co., Ltd.
• Codemasters®   • Silicon Studio Corporation
• CRI Middleware Co., Ltd.   • Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd.
• DeNA Co., Ltd.   • SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
• Electronic Arts   • Starbreeze Studios
• Epic Games Inc.   • Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
• Firelight Technologies   • Telltale Games
• FromSoftware, Inc.   • THQ Nordic
• Frozenbyte   • Tokyo RPG Factory Co., Ltd.
• GameTrust   • TT Games
• GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE INC.   • UBISOFT
• Gungho Online Entertainment, Inc.   • Ubitus Inc.
• HAMSTER Corporation   • Unity Technologies, Inc.
• Havok   • Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
• INTI CREATES CO., LTD.   • Web Technology Corp
• KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD.    
• Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.    

Today’s video incorporated short glimpses of representative gameplay to demonstrate the liberating nature of the Nintendo Switch home gaming system. Full game demonstrations, the list of launch window titles, as well as launch date, price, product configuration and related specifics, will be shown and announced prior to the March launch.

 

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U and Wiihome consoles, and Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has sold more than 4.4 billion video games and more than 693 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at www.nintendo.com/en_CA/.

Gravity Plus arriving soon on the Wii U eShop!

 

Mr Pumpkin rolls onto the European eShop Oct 27th!

RCMADIAX brings Box Up to European 3DS on October 27th!

SteamWorld Heist lands Oct 20th on Nintendo Wii U in NA!

Ice Station Z coming to 3DS on November 3rd!

Dungeon Hearts DX Passes Lotcheck; will be arriving soon on the Nintendo Wii U!

Luigi Accidentally Swaps the Colours of the Nintendo 2DS System!

Vancouver, B.C., Oct. 5, 2016 –  Due to an unforeseen “incident” at the Nintendo 2DS factory, Nintendo announces that the hardware’s current colour scheme will be changed. (Footage of said “incident” can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/V4JyT_fu0Bs.)

Nintendo announces Luigi accidentally swaps the colours of the Nintendo 2DS System.  

Old Look:

Black front with red or blue on the sides.

 

New Look (Not At All Caused By Luigi Accidentally Entering the Wrong Manufacturing Code):

Red or blue on the front, black on the sides.

 

This new colour swap will be remembered alongside other such innovations as jelly and peanut butter, or roll and rock. Even Mario approved and decided that the new look will start replacing the old one, so everyone should see the colour-swapped Nintendo 2DS systems appear in stores this November.

 

Despite all these changes, the price stays the same! You can still pick up the Nintendo 2DS system at a suggested retail price of only $109.99, with the Mario Kart 7 game pre-installed in specially marked packages. At a price like that, you could even pick up one for every young gamer in the family!

 

About Nintendo 2DS:

Nintendo 2DS comes with fun built-in entertainment options and applications to take photos and videos, plus wireless access to Nintendo eShop. The design makes it easy for smaller hands to hold. The system includes two screens (including a touch screen) and plays Nintendo 3DS games, plus nearly all Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi games, in 2D. For more information about Nintendo 2DS, visit http://www.nintendo.com/en_CA/2ds/.

 

Many of Nintendo’s most popular and well-received Nintendo 3DS games starring characters like Mario, Zelda, Yoshi and our very own accidental colour designer Luigi are part of the Nintendo Selects collection and now available at a suggested retail price of only $29.99 each. For a full list of Nintendo Selects games, visit http://www.nintendo.com/en_CA/nintendo-selects.

Yooka Laylee to be available in digital and physical formats!

With everyone safely back in their office chairs, development progresses unhindered on Yooka-Laylee. As we get closer to launch and our plans take final form, we’re finally able to clarify many of your most burning inquiries and requests. One such query we’re delighted to tackle today is the ever-booming call for a boxed version of Yooka-Laylee. Do we have plans for a boxed release? Today we can confirm that the answer is, yes!

We’re delighted to be able to offer Yooka-Laylee in both digital and boxed flavours in time for the game’s launch in Q1 2017. As we speak, our business badgers are busily burrowing away on an initiative that will allow Kickstarter backers to upgrade their digital pledge to a physical version, if they choose to do so. We’re not ready to share the exact details just yet, but very soon you should be able to stick your head in the badger hole and look for yourself.

Source: Playtonic Games

Shovel Knight coming to Yooka Laylee!