During the Nintendo Switch presentation earlier this year, Bethesda’s director Todd Howard announced that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is officially coming to the console. Fans have since been wondering if the console will be getting the original game or the remastered version that came out last year. However, in a recent interview, Todd Howard said the company still “can’t say” which version will be coming to the Switch.
What version do you think Bethesda will release on the Nintendo Switch? Let us know in the comments below!
A few weeks ago it was confirmed that Pokémon Sun and Moon were Nintendo’s fastest selling games to reach over four million units sold. It appears that the titles sold well over this figure, as during Nintendo’s recent financial briefing it was revealed that the games reached over 13 million sales by the end of December. A press release from Nintendo stated that “the worldwide release of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon generated buzz and led to blockbuster sales.”
Although Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire sold more than three million copies in their first two days, they didn’t even approach 10 million sales until six months after release. Pokémon Sun and Moon have reached this milestone and more just over a month after launch.
Nintendo also reported that Super Mario Maker for 3DS did relatively well, managing to pass the one million units sold mark by the end of December.
What do you think about these sales figures? Let us know in the comments below!
During Nintendo’s financial results briefing yesterday, the company’s president, Tatsumi Kimishima, gave an update on Nintendo Switch preorders. Wall Street Journal reporter Takashi Mochizuki revealed Kimishima’s comments on Twitter, explaining that preorders are doing well and Nintendo is going to increase production on the Switch. Kimishima also said that Nintendo is hoping to provide as many consoles as possible to those who want it in March. However, in some regions players may not be able to get their hands on the device until April or maybe even later.
Have you preordered the Switch? Let us know in the comments!
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Nintendo chief Kimishima said the firm plans to increase production of Switch, pre-oder status so far good.
Back in December, we learned that Nintendo had filed several patents in relation to Nintendo Switch. The most interesting of these was the potential to attach the Switch to a HMD (head-mounted display), suggesting it could be compatible with a VR device. It seems that we may indeed see VR on the Switch sometime in the future following a recent comment made by Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima. Kimishima told the Nikkei 225 (Japan’s stock market index) that the company currently “studies” VR and will add it to the console once they find a way for players to use it for hours without any issues. Industry consultant Dr. Serkan Toto reported the news on Twitter, which you can view above.
Do you want to be able to play VR titles on the Switch? Let us know in the comments!
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3) He says Nintendo currently "studies" VR + will add VR to Switch once they figure out how users can play for hours without problems. /end
Thanks to the introduction of official mod support in Fallout 4, we’ve seen a ton of crazy and creative features made for the game. Recently, one of the most impressive mods replaces the U.S. Army robot Liberty Prime with the Iron Giant. The much-loved robot from the classic 1999 film is certainly not gentle when in combat, making him a powerful ally. The mod was created by 3D artist Matthew Swanton, and it can be downloaded now from NexusMods.
Check out the video above to see the Iron Giant in action, and let us know what you think of this mod in the comments!
Since Overwatch‘s release, we’ve seen the cast be transformed into a multitude of things including kittens and Pokémon. Now, Tumblr user elstrawfedora has re-imagined the Overwatch heroes as Pokémon trainers and has paired each of them with their chosen Pokémon. Just to give a few examples, Tracer battles with Pikachu, Widowmaker with Ariados, Roadhog with Emboar, and Bastion with Genesect.
Check out the artwork in the gallery below and let us know which Overwatch hero you’d want to battle!
Earlier this month, it was officially announced that Skyrim will be coming to the Nintendo Switch. It seems that Eiji Aonuma is a huge fan of the game, and it inspired some of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild‘s exploration elements. Aonuma explained that every time you enter a new city in Skyrim, it is surprising because they are all different. He wanted to replicate this discovery in Breath of the Wild by allowing players to have the ability to climb everywhere and use the paraglider.
Here’s the quote from Eiji Aonuma. Please note it has been translated through Google Translate and may not be completely accurate:
“What really got me more in Skyrim is when you walk and you enter a new city, there is a real shock. ‘Ah, there’s a city here! And, oh, she’s so different from the others!’ This is the first time I’ve felt this in a video game, so I wanted to duplicate it in Zelda , albeit in a slightly different way.
“That’s why you can climb a little everywhere, and once up there, you can say, ‘Well, maybe there’s something over there… What if I went up that river?’ Then you take your flying wing, and you will explore the world after spotting it. This pleasure of discovery, I wanted to take it back from Skyrim , for I had never felt it elsewhere.”— Eiji Aonuma
What do you think about Aonuma’s thoughts? Let us know in the comments!
A rumor is circulating around Reddit suggesting that hundreds of Nintendo Network IDs have been hacked. The original post has a link to a list of 440 Nintendo Network IDs, the passwords of which are believed to have been revealed, meaning the personal data in these accounts can be accessed by just about anyone. The original author of the post, epicmartin7, has since said the passwords were obtained through Nugget Bridge, a competitive Pokémon community. If your name is on the list of Nintendo Network IDs, it’s probably best that you log into your account and change your password immediately.
Do you recognize any names on the list? Have you ever been hacked before? Let us know in the comments below!
During last week’s Nintendo Switch Treehouse stream, we learned a lot more details about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. One of the main focuses of the demo was the wild horses that you come across in the game. When you encounter these horses, you can tame then and keep them at stables across the world. It’ll cost you a few rupees to register your horse at a stable, but once you do, you can find a lost horse from any stable.
When you see a horse, they are not initially familiar with you, so you must soothe them to tame them. Different horses have different stats, and the stronger horses will be more challenging to tame. Once you’ve tamed your horse, they can follow roads without you guiding them and you can whistle to call them. Like in previous titles, you can charge at enemies whilst on your horse to damage them. If you give food to your horse, or even dogs, they will follow you around.
Some other details revealed in the stream include that in the overworld you can help travelers fight enemies, and if you wear metallic outfits, you will be struck by lightning during a storm.
What do you think about the wild horses in Breath of the Wild? Let us know in the comments!
In a recent interview with GameSpot, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé discussed the mistakes the company made with the Wii U. He said Nintendo has “thought deeply” about the shortcomings of the Wii U and believes that the “clarity of the consumer proposition” wasn’t strong. He also said that the Wii U did not have a steady flow of games.
He does, however, feel that the Switch resolved these two issues as the messaging has been clear and the console will have “steady cadence of content.”
Here’s what Reggie had to say about the Switch:
“Nintendo Switch is a home console you can play anywhere, with anyone. Clear. Compelling. We see the reaction by consumers whether it’s measured in Twitter trending topics or views of videos on YouTube or just the frequency with which I get called by old high school buddies that I haven’t heard from in 30 years who are asking me how to get their hands on Nintendo Switch. We have communicated the proposition clearly and it is compelling.” — Reggie Fils-Aimé
He went on to say that the Wii U had fantastic games, but the gaps between these games were too big:
“Wii U will go down as having fantastic content–the issue was as you look at the reality of exactly when the games were launched, there were large gaps in between.” — Reggie Fils-Aimé
Do you think Nintendo has marketed the Switch effectively? Let us know in the comments!
During the Switch presentation last week, Nintendo unveiled a wacky new party game called 1-2-Switch. During the Treehouse stream the following day, we got a better look into some of the minigames that will be featured. The one we saw in the trailer called “Quick Draw” mimics a face-off between two cowboys, and in order to win, the player has to raise the Joy-Con to the appropriate angle faster than their opponent.
One of the more crazy minigames is called “Milk” and mimics milking a cow. Players hold the controller vertically and do a top-down motion as fast as they can to milk the cow. The player who milks the cow fastest to get the most milk wins.
In “Copy Dance,” the first player makes a pose, then the opponent must mimic that pose as accurately as possible. The winner is the player who mimics most accurately, and it is judged by “poses,” “energy,” and “timing.”
Another minigame called “Samurai Training” asks one player to hold their Joy-Con like a sword, while the other player brings their hands together to try and catch the sword. The loser is the player who misses catching the sword.
One of the more sporty minigames is “Table Tennis,” where players can press different buttons on the controller to hit the ball in various ways. The Switch will make noises that players must listen to in order to swing at the correct time.
Finally, the other minigame shown at the stream was called “Eating Contest,” which is a one-player game. The player holds the Joy-Con R two inches from their mouth whilst biting with their teeth, pretending to eat a sandwich. You have to chew as fast as you can in order to eat as many sandwiches as you can in the time limit.
There are plenty more games in 1-2-Switch that we will hopefully find out about soon. What are your thoughts on 1-2-Switch so far? Let us know in the comments!
With all the excitement around the Nintendo Switch, we haven’t heard much about the 3DS recently. However, in a recent interview with Wired, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé hinted that Nintendo isn’t going to be giving up on the handheld console any time soon. He explained there are 3DS games “that we haven’t announced yet” and these games will be very exciting.
Here’s the comment from Reggie when talking to Wired’s Chris Kohler:
“There are [3DS] games that we haven’t announced yet… that I know, Chris, are going to make you excited.” — Reggie Fils-Aimé
What games would you like to see come to the 3DS in 2017? Let us know in the comments!
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Reggie on 3DS: "There are [3DS] games that we haven't announced yet… that I know, Chris, are going to make you excited."
Last night, Nintendo revealed that the Switch will retail at $299.99, and now the price of the games has been revealed too. Similar to Wii U, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 games, Switch titles will retail for $60. Some were hoping that because Switch titles are on game cards, the pricing would be similar to 3DS titles, but this is not the case. Nintendo has also released the box art for Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, ARMS, and 1-2-Switch which you can check out in the gallery below.
What do you think about the pricing? Let us know in the comments!
Nintendo just revealed a ton of new details about Splatoon 2 at a demo during their Treehouse stream. The game itself is set two years after the first Splatoon, and a lot has changed. All the special attacks featured in Splatoon 2 are brand new. The Jetpack special allows the player to fly in midair and shoot at their opponents and when it runs out, you are returned to where you launched it. Splatsdown allows the player to slam the ground and create an ink explosion when jumping to a teammate. The Tenta-Missiles lets the player target an opponent and then send four homing missiles towards them.
Although the specials are new, we are getting several familiar weapons in Splatoon 2, but with some upgrades. The Charger can now save your charge so you can fire immediately after moving, and the Roller can now let out a thinner but farther reaching wave of ink if you attack with it while jumping.
One of the new stages called The Reef was also shown off, where the player used the Splat Dualies, which are dual-wielding weapons that provide good coverage.
What are you most looking forward to about Splatoon 2? Let us know in the comments!
During last night’s Switch presentation, Nintendo revealed a new motion-controlled game called Arms. We learned more about the game in today’s Treehouse stream, where they showed it in action. The game features several character options and each have different abilities and traits. Ribbon Girl is the best jumper, Ninjara can vanish when blocking attacks, Master Mummy heals when blocking attacks, and Mechanica can fly in midair. Furthermore, the characters you choose will affect the audience appearance.
You can equip your fighter with different gloves including the standard Toaster gloves, Boomerang gloves which give players a bigger curve, Trident gloves which shoot missiles, and much more. In terms of gameplay, the players’ moves have a rock-paper-scissors set up: punches beat throws, throws beat blocks, and blocks beat punches.
What do you think about Arms? Let us know in the comments!
Tomorrow evening we will finally find out more about the Nintendo Switch in a presentation at 11:00 PM ET, followed by a Treehouse stream the next morning. Nintendo will also be streaming Japan’s Nintendo Switch Experience, where Japanese fans will be able to try out the Switch before it launches. The event is being held from 5:30PM PT / 8:30PM ET on the 13th and from 5:30PM PT / 8:30PM ET on the 14th. You can watch day one of the Nintendo Switch Experience here, and day two here.
Are you looking forward to the live event tomorrow? Let us know in the comments!
A Wii U emulator called Cemu for Windows PC now includes graphic packs that allow players to run games in 4K. The creators had trouble getting the Wii U games to re-render at a higher resolution, but now they have finally cracked it. Backers of the Cemu Patreon can access the graphic packs now, and they’ll be available to the general public on January 16th.
YouTuber reznoire uploaded some footage of games such as Mario Kart 8, Xenoblade Chronicles X, and Bayonetta 2 running in stunning 4K. Check them out below and let us know what you think in the comments!
We’ve seen a ton of incredible Unreal Engine 4 Zelda remakes recently, giving areas such as Hyrule Field, Goron City, and Gerudo Valley an updated look. Now, a YouTuber called Aran Graphics has created a playable Kokiri Forest from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time in Unreal Engine 4.
Players can explore the gorgeous Kokiri Forest and encounter some interesting easter eggs, such as finding a Poke Ball containing Bulbasaur and being able to turn into a Morph Ball. The creator has also included a battle with Queen Ghoma, the first boss battle in the game.
At the end of this month, Nintendo will be teaming up with SCRAP to hold an escape room challenge called Defenders of the Triforce. During the challenge, the players will interact with classic Legend of Zelda items and characters such as the Goron, Zora, and Kokiri tribes. Now, we have a first look at some of the exclusive merchandise that will be on sale at Defenders of the Triforce. Players will be able to purchase pins for $18.00, a poster for $15.00, a zip-up hoodie for $45.00, and a t-shirt for $24.00.
Check out the merch in the gallery below and let us know what you think in the comments!
Last month, Nintendo announced that they will be holding several Nintendo Switch Demos between January and March. The company emailed invites to selected lucky My Nintendo Members last month. However, if you didn’t receive an invite before, you may still have a chance. Nintendo has started sending out a second round of invites, so keep an eye on your emails.
Here’s the full Nintendo Switch Event schedule for North America. Each demo will be held over three days, with the first two being invite-only. If you aren’t lucky enough to be sent an invite, the third day of each event is open to the public, but you’ll have to get there early.
Do you want to go to a Switch demo? Let us know in the comments!