Category: Nintendo News

Since preorders for the SNES Classic were cancelled earlier this year, customers have wondered when they would be able to start preordering the system again. Nintendo has released an official timeline for when to expect the SNES Classic to be both available for preorder and available in stores. Preorders will open later this month, and the console itself will be available on September 29th. For those who are worried about stock running low, Nintendo says that it will have units…

In its latest update for the Switch, Nintendo has attempted to address a number of small issues players have had with the system. Version 3.0.0 introduces a way to find paired JoyCon controllers by making them vibrate, use the Pro Controller via wired communication, easily find old 3DS and Wii U contacts through “Friend Suggestions” on the Home Menu, and personalize one’s News by registering for game-specific channels. The update will install automatically once the system is online. Here are…

No, your screen didn’t freeze! Due to some time constraints, we weren’t able to get our video up. However, we didn’t want to go without a post on YouTube! This week, Andy and I talk about Nintendo and Free Passes. Based partly on an article we discuss, we discuss whether or not Breath of the Wild deserves all of passes it got for some of its more lackluster areas. Then, we dive into a discussion about the SNES Classic Edition…

One of the most heavily rumored products from Nintendo has finally been unveiled as they have officially announced the Super Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition. Unveiled via Twitter just a short while ago, it is set to be released on September 29th. Aside from the NES and the SNES Classic Editions being about the same size, the SNES version will have an additional controller packed in. The SNES Classic Edition will come with 21 games which of course includes A…

When I first woke up this morning I can tell you that I didn’t expect to hear any Zelda news coming from Bethesda’s E3 conference. While it isn’t a new game or anything it’s still equally as surprising. During the event they showed off something that I for one certainly did not expect. When The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim launches for Switch later on this year you’ll be able to use a Breath of the Wild Link amiibo in order…

They say to never get in a fiddle match with the devil, especially in Georgia. Good thing we just made some bets on E3! But first, we talk about our frustrations with Nintendo’s ridiculous voice chat method for Splatoon 2. This week’s podcast is a bit late. Things are pretty hectic at the moment as my fiancee and I are finalizing things for the wedding. I’m also taking three grad courses over the summer which has constrained my schedule quite…

Big N’s plans for this year’s E3 have finally been confirmed. It will be very similar to last year’s event, which was all centered around Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Nintendo will showcase Super Mario Odyssey, the new upcoming Mario game for the Switch, as well as other upcoming titles in the year of 2017, in the Nintendo Spotlight event. This event will be taking place on June 13th 12pm ET. Immediately after this event, the Nintendo Treehouse will be…

Nintendo set quite the goal for their fiscal year: to move 10 million Switch units. President of Nintendo Tatsumi Kimishima is remaining cautious about this, however. Nikkei Asian Review has quoted Kimishima as saying that “I don’t think we can readily achieve the target [of selling 10 million consoles].” A special note from the same source indicates that “An executive at one software company said Nintendo asked it to introduce major releases ‘as early as possible.’” The software company in question is…

Stories Discussed: Nate’s Goodbye Nintendo Prime Book Club Genyo Tekada’s Retirement Breath of the Wild: DLC Pack 1 Darksiders 3 Release Trailer Darksiders 3 Gameplay

Game developers retire, and when someone as influential and long-standing as Genyo Takeda retires, it’s quite the story. Takeda was hired by Gunpei Yokoi in 1971, and worked on several under-performing titles. Takeda then went on to direct and produce several classics, including Punch-Out!!, Pilotwings 64, and Dr. Mario 64. He was also the brainchild behind the NES’s ability to save game data, the Nintendo 64’s analog stick and was the head of development for the Wii. Most recently, when Satoru Iwata…