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By Stark Wyvern On 12 Jan, 2018 At 10:51 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarIt is here, the Nintendo Direct we have been waiting for. A slew of games were announced, and there is just so much exciting gaming fun to be had between the end of this year and  2018. Nintendo certainly delivered so much news, that I nearly couldn’t handle it!

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon is the first up. Necrozma is taking over both Solgaleo and Lunala. Duskmane Necrozma and Darkwing Necrozma are the two new forms resulting from this take over. The main characters have new looks for this game and there are even new clothing options. Along with new areas such as the Pikachu Paradise. Purchasing early will net you a special Rockruff with a move it usually can’t learn. It can also evolve into the newly announced Dawn Lycanroc.  Preordering early also nets you 12 Quick Balls if you do it from the Eshop.

Pokemon Gold and Silver Version come out on September 22nd, and you get Celebi. Celebi for the uninformed is a legendary from these games and is Grass/Fairy.

Two new ultra beasts, UB Burst in Pokemon Ultra Sun and UB Assembly in Ultra Moon. These two ultra beasts will clearly change things up when they attack alola.

Also coming out is an awesome Pokeball 2DS ready for game day!

With 3DS Headlines, there is even more news to be found.

Super Mario Superstar Saga comes out soon with a new mode called Bowser’s Minions saga. Superstar Saga is a remake of the classic game and looks absolutely stunning.  Minion’s saga is a brand new story revolving around the somewhat heroic Goomba captain as he searches for Bowser. Watch this story unfold alongside the main game and enjoy something new. There are stamp sets which also give out gear, and with the Koopa and Goomba Amiibo, you can get more stamp sets. The game and the amiibo launch October 6th!

Kirby Battle Royale is a tournament game with multiple game modes. Battle Arena Mode is the main battle mode but there are many other modes. There is also a story mode and Regional and Online Battles. Launching July 19th 2018!

Yokai Watch Psychic Specters comes out on September 29th, and you can continue where you left off. This is the ultimate form of Yokai Watch 2 and brings in new Yokai to befriend, and new areas to explore. With a free update on the 14th, original owners can update their copies of the Bony Spirits and Fleshy Souls for a chance to play an updated blasters mode and even net Jibanyan S and Komasan S. Plus, when the game launches you can transfer over your save data and continue where you left off! This game launches Septmber 29th!

Layton’s Mystery Journey Katrielle and Millionare’s Conspiracy comes out on October 6th. There is an exclusive costume for the 3DS as well.

Minecraft is also coming to New Nintendo 3DS and is out today digitally though the packaged version comes out later. Play through this beloved game as you build and explore what you want. Having this on the go, is sure to be fun for any fan of the game.

Mario Party the Top 100 contains minigames from all ten Mario Party games. Your friends can download and play along with you, so you can always bring the party. Truly a great game to get, coming out November 10th.

Samus Returns comes out on September 15th, with new amazing powers, bosses, and a killer story. Vengence has a name when this brand new exciting game launches.

Atlus games is bringing four games ot the West with four games. Alliance Alive is the first and brings together 9 heroes and old school Early RPG in Early 2018. Shin Megami Tensei Strange Journey Redux with brand new content comes as well in Early 2018. Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology is also launching Early next year. Etrian Odyssey Beyond the Myth 5 also gets a demo release today!

Apollo Justice Ace Attorney comes out on 3DS in November. Join Apollo for great law busting action, in a remake of his hit first game. Fire Emblem Warriors comes out on the system on October 20th. Bringing both of these games on the go is certainly a good thing.

A great new orange 2ds is also launching.

Alrest is a sea of clouds and the land that Xenoblade 2 takes place in. At the center of it all is the World Tree, on its top is said to be Elysium, an idyllic place that factions are now in warring race to get to. What faction will get there, and who will be left in the dust.
Uraya, the territory is based in a titan. These people are strong in fire power but respect nature.

Mor Ardain are the rivals of the Urayan. Using mechanical powers to control the Titans. Using heavy power to annex the other nations.

Imperial Provice Gormott is a plentiful land taken over by the Ardanian.

Indoline Praetorium is a place that worships the titans. They also carry the Core Crystals which create blades and thus have strong power. Having them on your side would certainly help lead you to victory.

Argentum Trade Guild is a shrewd guild, who use there allies against each other.

Torna is the last group, and they use mischevious ends to do what they want.

They are all out to find the Aegis for their own reasons. Who will find it and who will make it to Elysium?

Azurda is a titan where the main character Rex lives on him and he calls him Gramps. He is a scavenger who meets Pyra, and vows to take her to Elysium. Of course he really does so, just to impress his new friend. Azurda also has a small form, a far cuter form.

You must travel across titans, which all have different worlds. You need to learn how to travel through these worlds.

Frotline Fighters are called Drivers and their supporters are called Blades. You constantly charge arts to destroy your foes. The Blades also have arts which they can use to turn the tide of battle.

By using core crystals you can awaken new blades. You can bond with multiple blades and you never know what kind of weapon you will wield because of it.

The Bldes are either Attacker, Healer or Defender.

Blade specials have four levels and they can cause massive damage.

It comes out on December 1st 2017.

Kelp Dome is coming back to Splatoon with new grates and extra turf to ink. We also get Snapper which is a brand new stage. The Tenta Brella comes too and it is a Tent Umbrella.

In Fire Emblem Warriors a new character is joining the fray. Lyn is joing in on the action when the game launches on October 20th. Also coming then are the Chrom and Tiki Amiibo.

Snipperclips is getting new puzzles to enjoy. With new puzzles and worlds. There are even the original levels with new forms for the characters. The game comes out on November 10th.

Morphies Law is a fantastic new shooter coming this winter. Hitting a Morphie will cause the hit part to shrink while the other player grows. This allows for alot of different types of game play, and for a truly unique shooter experience.

Rocket League is coming to Nintendo Switch, with Mario and Luigi hats and Nintendo battles cars. Coming this holiday, so get ready to battle it out with Rocket League on the Switch.

A Moba is coming to Switch with 35 characters and real time online battles. Arena of Valor is beta testable for free this winter. Prove your prowess in multiple game modes and find out if you can handle the challenge.

Skyrim is coming to Switch and you can npw bring this amazing game anywhere. You can be whatever you want to be, in a game loved by many. You also can get the Champions Tunic, Master Sword, and Hylian Shield with Amiibo or just through regular play.

Doom and Wolfenstein come to Nintendo Switch. Doom comes this Holiday and Wolfenstein the New Colussus comes 2018.

Flip Wars is launching online modes with ranking. There are new mechanics like spinners and magma which make your player harde to control. Will be free to owners of the game.

Mario Brothers is coming out for Switch. There will be new vs games as well. Mario Brothers comes out September 27th.

The Champions Amiibo come out November 10th. They will also bring out items, along with Divine Beast Armor!

NBA 2K18, WWE 2K18, and FIFA 2K18

Pokken Tournament September 22nd

Octopath Traveler is up next. The Faraway land of Orsterra brings 8 brave heroes together. There are 8 lands and 8 stories to be told. An amazing RPG exclusive to Switch.

This world is drawn in what is to be called HD 2D. You choose the whole story and who you interact with. Each character has there own skills and can do different things. Olberec can challenge everyone to a duel and Primrose can allure anyone.

Each character allows for different types of role playing.

You gain boost points every turn. You can use them to boost attacks and even chain attacks. Or use one to revive a friend.

Arms is getting new updates, and in comes Lola Pop. She has three tricky new arms including the Biffler, Clap Back, ll coming today.

Dragon Quest Builders is coming to Nintendo Switch. You also get an exclusive Great Saber Cub!

Kirby Star Allies offers you the chance to enjoy playing with Kirby’s enemies. You can share powers to create new abilities. You can even co-op with 3 other players. Plus, King De De Dee gets buff which a totally new idea for the series.

Steam World Dig 2 September 21st.

Golf Story
Nine Parchments
Battle Chef Brigade
Tiny Metal
Super Meat Boy Forever
Lost Sphear January 23rd 2018
Sonic Forces November 7th
Resident Evil Revelations 1+2 November 28th
LA Noire November 14th

Super Mario Odyssey.
New Donk City in the Metro Kingdom
Tostarena in the Sand Kingdom
Mount Volbono
Steam Gardens
Bonneton
Fossil Falls
Shiveria in the Snow Kingdom
Bubblaine in the Sea Kingdom
Traveling aboard the Odyssey a cap shaped ship. Using moons allows you to see more kingdoms. Collect them all and something neat may happen.
Talkatu, might help if you need help and Blue toad may also help for 50 coins of course. Uncle Amiibo appears to help if you use an Amiibo.
You can play minigames too, which will give moons. You can even try to best your friends near and far with score ranking.

Go to Crazy Cap and find new costumes. Get all sorts of goodies to decorate your ship too!

There is even snap shot mode where you can snap all sorts of photos. You can use it to make phone backgrounds too.

Super Mario Odyssey comes out October 27thand you can pick up all three amiibo same day.

With a switch set, red joy cons, and a switch case to buy seperately.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 11 Jan, 2018 At 07:18 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Nintendo sent out the following

 

 

Nintendo debuted a new Nintendo Direct Mini video presentation today spotlighting a selection of first- and third-party titles coming in early 2018. Following a strong holiday season, Nintendo Switch owners will see a variety of new games and content arriving in the next few months, including DARK SOULS: REMASTEREDDonkey Kong Country: Tropical FreezeMario Tennis Aces and Kirby Star Allies games, and a certain green-clad brother bringing a new mode to the Super Mario Odyssey game.

The first title in the genre-defining action role-playing franchise is coming to Nintendo Switch. DA ...

“Nintendo Switch is the fastest-selling home console in history, and Nintendo is not taking our foot off the gas in 2018,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “For the millions of people who just received Nintendo systems as gifts, or consumers getting ready to join the growing community of Nintendo Switch owners, Nintendo and our third-party partners have fun new games and content in store at retail or for digital purchase.”

The full Nintendo Direct Mini presentation can be viewed at https://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct/01-11-2018/. A sampling of some of the announcements includes:

DARK SOULS: REMASTERED: The first title in the genre-defining action role-playing franchise is coming to Nintendo Switch. DARK SOULS: REMASTERED includes the Artorias of the Abyss DLC, as well as improved framerate and resolution from the original DARK SOULS game for an exhilarating return to Lordran. This marks the franchise’s debut on a Nintendo platform, and now for the first time ever, this revered (and challenging) game can be played on the go. DARK SOULS: REMASTERED launches on May 25.

Mario Tennis Aces: A new Mario Tennis game is bringing a new level of skill and competition to Nintendo Switch. Mario steps onto the court in classy tennis garb for intense rallies against a variety of characters in full-blown tennis battles. New wrinkles in tennis gameplay will challenge your ability to read an opponent’s position and stroke to determine which shot will give you the advantage. And this time the game adds the first story mode since the Mario Tennis game on Game Boy Advance, offering a new flavor of tennis gameplay, with a variety of missions and boss battles. The game launches for Nintendo Switch this spring.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze: Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong and Cranky Kong return for the franchise’s debut on Nintendo Switch. This title includes all the fun and challenge of the original game, plus a new beginner-friendly mode that lets players enjoy this critically acclaimed adventure as groovy surfing simian Funky Kong. Funky Kong can double jump, hover, perform infinite rolls and even perform infinite underwater corkscrews. Thanks to his sturdy surfboard, even spikes can’t slow him down. The game launches for Nintendo Switch on May 4.

Kirby Star Allies: Kirby’s debut on Nintendo Switch is a grand new adventure packed with content. The new Artist ability lets Kirby unleash his creativity, while the new Spider ability lets him ensnare enemies in webs. Kirby also can hurl new friend hearts at enemies to win them over with love and add them to his party. Plus, up to four friends* can team up and combine Kirby’s unique abilities with ally abilities for powerful new Friend Abilities. The game launches for Nintendo Switch on March 16.

The World Ends with You: Final Remix: This 2008 Nintendo DS game has been updated for Nintendo Switch with HD visuals and a new epilogue that sheds new light on the game’s story. Players can join rhythmic battles using either Joy-Con controllers or the Nintendo Switch touch screen. The game is scheduled to launch this year.

Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition: A new, ultimate version of the exhilarating action game set in the Zelda universe will include every map and mission, plus all 29 playable characters from both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions of the game, along with all of the previous paid downloadable content. Play as Link, Zelda, Midna, Skull Kid and dozens more in action-packed battles at home or on the go. Additionally, the game includes new outfits for Link and Zelda based on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game. This new version launches for Nintendo Switch in spring.

SNK HEROINES ~Tag Team Frenzy~: Play as iconic heroines from SNK’s history in a new, two-on-two tag-team fighting game. Players can activate a variety of Special Moves with the press of a button, and make use of special items to turn the tide of battle. One of the competitors will be Yuri Sakazaki from ACA NEOGEO Art of Fighting 2, which launches today in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch. SNK HEROINES ~Tag Team Frenzy~ launches on Nintendo Switch this summer.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana: When the passenger liner he was aboard sank, the adventurer Adol drifted to a deserted island inhabited by vicious creatures that have evolved in many different ways. To survive, Adol must gather fellow shipwreck survivors and build a base. High-speed battles require players to change between three types of characters at a moment’s notice. The epic RPG launches for Nintendo Switch this summer.

PAYDAY 2: As players join with friends* locally or online to execute elaborate heists, full touch-screen support makes menu navigation easier than ever, while the HD Rumble feature lets them feel everything from explosions to weapon recoil right in their hands. Debuting in the Nintendo Switch version of the game, a new playable character named Joy will be introduced. Joy is a Japanese computer whiz who wears a custom LED light mask that changes her appearance as she sees fit. PAYDAY 2 launches for Nintendo Switch on Feb. 27.

Fe: In this new type of platforming adventure, players run, climb and glide their way through a dark Nordic forest to explore its living, breathing world. Use the motion controls of the Joy-Con controllers to sing in tune with creatures and plants to unlock new abilities. Each song has a distinct sound and feel thanks to HD Rumble. The game launches digitally for Nintendo Switch on Feb. 16.

Celeste: This modern take on the pure action platformer lets Madeline climb any surface on Celeste Mountain if she has the stamina. Playing in Assist Mode lets players tweak the difficulty, from a slower pace to full-on invincibility. Unlockable B-side chapters offer even more challenging adventures. The game launches digitally for Nintendo Switch on Jan. 25.

Game Updates & DLC

Super Mario Odyssey: A new mini-game called Balloon World is coming to one of the highest-rated games of all time. Once players download the free update and complete the main story, Balloon World will become available. In “Hide It” mode, players have a certain amount of time to hide a balloon. In “Find It” mode, players have the same amount of time to locate balloons hidden by other players from around the world. Players can move up the rankings** by finding hidden balloons and becoming expert hiders. The free update will be released in February with new Snapshot Mode filters and new outfits.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: A new hero swings into action! Donkey Kong is headed to the game as a playable character, complete with an exclusive new storyline and world to explore. The DLC pack will release in spring and will be available for purchase individually, or as part of the Season Pass or Gold Edition of the game.

Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack: The Battle Pack is now available for purchase in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch and includes two Waves of Battle Pokémon and Avatar items. Wave 1 of the Battle Pack contains Battle Pokémon Aegislash and a new Support Pokémon Set featuring Mega Rayquaza and Mimikyu. Aegislash can change between two formes, and players can wield them both. Wave 2 includes the new Battle Pokémon Blastoise and a new Support Pokémon Set featuring Mew and Celebi. Wave 1 will be available Jan. 31, and Wave 2 is scheduled for Mar. 23.

Demos

Kirby: Battle Royale: The free demo is available in Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

Dragon Quest Builders: The free demo is available today in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch.

You can watch the direct here

 

 

This was a short direct but wow was it full of content. What was your favourite part?
Source: Nintendo

By Jonathan Balofsky On 3 Nov, 2017 At 09:43 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Nintendo has announced a new Nintendo Direct is coming. This one will focus entirely on Xenoblade Chronicles 2 ahead of its release next month. The direct will be held on Nov 7 at 6 am PT.

 

You can see the announcement tweet here

 

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 11 Sep, 2017 At 09:30 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Nintendo has announced they will be holding a Nintendo Direct on September 13th for Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS games such as Mario Odyssey. The direct will begin around 6 p.m. Eastern time and will last around 45 minutes.

 

What do you hope to see?

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 17 May, 2017 At 05:49 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Nintendo of Canada sent out the following

 

Nintendo premiered a new Nintendo Direct video presentation all about its upcoming ARMS game for the Nintendo Switch console – with a little surprise from everyone’s favourite Inklings in the Splatoon 2 game as part of a bonus trailer at the end. ARMS was created by many of the same team members that developed the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game for Nintendo Switch, promising the same level of polish and competitive action as the hit racing game. The Nintendo Direct video detailed many new features about ARMS, including key characters, attributes and the game’s numerous multiplayer battle modes, as well as information about a free Global Testpunch demo for the game that starts at the end of May.

“With games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, ARMS and Splatoon 2, the next few months will be a summer of social competitive gaming on Nintendo Switch,” said Pierre-Paul Trepanier, Nintendo of Canada’s General Manager and Senior Director. “This Nintendo Direct presentation offered great reasons why ARMS is perfect for players of all ages, whether they are familiar with fighting games or not.”

To view the Nintendo Direct video in its entirety, visit http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct. Some of the highlights revealed in the video include:

ARMS

·      Combat Customization: After selecting a character, players will have the opportunity to equip two ARMS, one on the right and one on the left. These ARMS range from standard fists to things like boomerangs and missiles, offering a wide variety of close- and long-range attacks, as well as offensive and defensive options.

o   Types – Dozens of ARMS can be selected in the game, each with its own special power and handling ability. Different types range from the Toaster, which unleashes a flaming punch, to the Tribolt, which shoots three bolts horizontally. Some ARMS even boost defense, like the Guardian, which can be used as a shield.

o   Attributes – There are seven different ARMS attributes in the game, each with its own specialty: Fire, Electricity, Wind, Ice, Stun, Explosion and Blind. Different ARMS have different attributes, so it’s a good idea to mix and match for a strategic advantage.

o   Weight – When equipping the many different types of ARMS, weight is an important factor in determining performance. Weight affects momentum, so players have to keep this in mind when selecting ARMS. Stronger ARMS are more powerful but slower, while multi-hit ARMS are quick but have lower individual power. Punches can even run into each other while fighting, with the heavier ARMS knocking the lighter ones away.

o   Upgrade ARMS – As players fight through ARMS, they will rack up hard-earned in-game currency for use at the ARMS Getter, where players can use their skills to earn new ARMS and the ability to upgrade previously owned ones.

·      Versus Mode: ARMS is filled to the brim with fun modes that offer a variety of ways to challenge other fighters.

o   Fight – In this main multiplayer* mode, two fighters battle against each other one-on-one to claim victory. During the fight, bombs and other healing items drop in, adding some strategic options to the proceedings.

o   Team Fight – In this mode, two players are attached by strings and must team up to battle another team of two. Attacks can hit allies, so watch out for friendly punches!

o   V-Ball – Similar to volleyball, but much more awesome. V-Ball is a sport that involves knocking an explosive ball into the opponent’s court.

o   Hoops – Grab opponents and shoot them into the net (or even dunk them for extra satisfaction) in this hard-core game of ARMS-style basketball.

o   Skillshot – Break as many targets as possible using the versatile powers of ARMS.

o   1-on-100 – Defeat 100 enemies in a row, one at a time, in this progressive battle mode.

o   ARMS Test & Training – In Test mode, players can try out randomized ARMS combinations, while Training lets them practice a number of varied drills.

·      Multiplayer* Gaming: Playing with friends either locally or online is easy when using one of the various multiplayer modes in ARMS.

o   Grand Prix – Win 10 straight matches in Grand Prix and players will face a final opponent to be crowned the ARMS champion. (This mode is played locally with one or two players.)

o   Party Match – By connecting the Nintendo Switch console to the internet, players can battle with up to three other ARMS players at a time that are in the same lobby as them. One lobby can hold up to 10 systems, but with up to two players per system, 20 players can potentially get together in the same lobby.

o   Ranked Match – In this time-honoured coliseum, players compete online in 1-v-1 battles. By winning a match, a player’s rank goes up, while, conversely, losing will make that rank go down. While waiting to play a Ranked Match online, players can participate in any other mode to pass the time (and tighten up their skills).

o   Local Wireless Mode: When playing in Local Wireless mode, up to eight players with eight separate systems in the same room can gather in an in-game lobby and battle up to three other players at a time like in Party Match.

·      ARMS Update: In the future, Nintendo will release free software updates that add new fighters, stages and ARMS to the game. These free updates will occur after the game launches, so watch for additional details!

·      Global Testpunch: Like Splatoon 2 and Splatoon before it, ARMS is offering free trial periods to try out the game and get a taste of what it’s like before launch. But instead of a Global Testfire, these free demos will naturally be called the Global Testpunch. The first blocks of time will be allocated throughout the weekend of May 26-28, and the second blocks on June 2-4. To participate, simply download the free Global Testpunch demo in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch before the trials begin. Check http://arms.nintendo.com/ for updates about specific timing.

·      Characters: Over the course of the Nintendo Direct presentation, the 10 key playable fighters in ARMS were unveiled. Each with his or her own fighting style, the game’s playable characters are full of personality.

o   Spring Man – This passionate fighter’s bouncy hairstyle might look fake, but his passion for fighting is definitely real.

o   Ninjara – Using his nimble movements and ancient ninjutsu, Ninjara can disappear and warp somewhere else even in mid-air or when guarding.

o   Master Mummy – As the only character that can restore health while guarding, Master Mummy is a force to be reckoned with.

o   Min Min – With her ramen noodle arms, Min Min’s spin kick and throws are deliciously powerful.

o   Kid Cobra – A fan of selfie sticks and livestreaming, this hip fighter pounces on opponents with a charged-up dash.

o   Ribbon Girl – Possessing next-level jumping skills, Ribbon Girl violates the laws of physics with her unbeatable power.

o   Helix – Who is Helix? He’s an experiment gone wrong, that’s who. His springy body lets him move in unpredictable ways.

o   Mechanica – This mechanical genius dons a homemade power suit that can hover above the competition.

o   Byte & Barq – Two fighters in one! This robot fighter and his robot canine companion battle together to unleash devastating combo attacks.

o   Twintelle – As an A-list actress, Twintelle uses her celebrity status to render her opponents utterly star struck as she walks the red carpet to victory.

Splatoon 2

·      Splatoon 2 Single-Player Mode: At the end of the Nintendo Direct presentation, a new trailer for Splatoon 2 debuted, showing off the game’s single-player mode. In a shocking twist, Callie – of Squid Sisters fame – has gone missing and her right-tentacle squid Marie tasks the player to search for Callie and the Great Zapfish. Players can use different weapons in single-player mode to overcome obstacles, defeat enemies and take down towering bosses – weapons like the Roller, Slosher, Splatling or the new Dualies. The single-player mode is designed to teach players tips and tricks that they can then use in multiplayer. For more on the Squid Sisters, check out the Squid Sisters Stories here.

ARMS launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch on June 16. For more information about the game, visit http://arms.nintendo.com/. Splatoon 2 launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch on July 21. For more information about the game, visit http://splatoon.nintendo.com/.

Remember that Nintendo Switch features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/en_CA/switch/.

We will have a more in depth breakdown of the direct later. This direct really did show off just how incredible a game Arms is and that Nintendo can create a unique fighting game just as well as the next company.

Source: Nintendo of Canada PR

By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 May, 2017 At 09:28 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Nintendo has announced a new Nintendo direct for tomorrow May 17. This will show off new content for Arms, presumably different modes and maybe characters. They will likely focus on the different multiplayer options as well.

In addition there will be a new trailer for Splatoon 2 as well. This is interesting as these games already had a direct focusing on them. Nintendo is really pushing these IPs as their big new franchises.

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 10 Apr, 2017 At 08:49 AM | Categorized As NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Nintendo has announced a new Nintendo Direct for April 12. Switch and 3DS will be discussed, but the main focus will be on Arms and Splatoon 2.

 

 

It is great to get new information about these two games, as they are Nintendo’s newest IPs. What else could be discussed at this direct?

By Jonathan Balofsky On 27 Dec, 2016 At 07:34 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No Gravatar4Gamers did an interview with various developers in Japan over their plans for 2017. One name that popped up was Kyuta Yamada of Arc System Works who had an interesting response that can be seen below.

 

 

Kyuta Yamada, Director at Arc System Works

  • Known for: Gotcha Racing, Sabaku no Nezumi-dan!
  • Favorite title of 2016: Inside

“Next, I want to make a game that can be introduced in a Nintendo Direct. I will do my best.”

That is a strong goal to have and I hope for success for the director. To be featured in a Nintendo Direct would be a big achievement.

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No GravatarFor those of you who know me, I am a HUGE Animal Crossing fan. I have been playing since the release of the GameCube version. So when the Animal Crossing Nintendo Direct on November 2nd was revealed, I was excited. Once the Direct was over, there were still some questions, and since this is the second day after the direct, some of the online Animal Crossing community came up with a list of details not included in the Presentation. Here are a few of them.

Let’s clear up the selling of your town. You have to be Level 4 town to sell it. acnlnook

  • You can sit on rocks
  • New Fortune cookie items (including Wii u and 3DS)
  • You can interact with things in front of you while sitting down
  • MEOW Coupons can be exchanged for 3000 bells each
  • Ability to silence people in Club Tortimer
  • New island minigames
  • Ability to sit on pillows
  • New villagers brought back from older AC games
  • Free weed removal  service if you haven’t been to your town in a while by talking to Leif after returning
  • Nintendo 3DS image share can now be used in-game to upload pictures to Facebook/Twitter
  • Balloons no longer exclusively contain balloon furniture and can now drop any kind of furniture
  • You can now shake trees with a net/watering can/fishing rod equipped
  • Your character’s arms will now match the color of your mii mask
  • You can now interact with furniture items while sitting near them
  • Glitches have been patched
  • Villagers now have extended time on when they will move out varying from 7 – 10 days (more time to convince them otherwise)
  • New fertilizer from Leif can now revive dead trees and bring them back as ordinary fruit trees
  • You can now place furniture on top of stools
  • Timmy/Tommy no longer explain how to use wrapping paper when purchasing
  • New villager animations have been added
  • Cyrus now waves after you pick up a customized item
  • You can now stack fruit while in storage
  • Two tile furniture items can now be placed on tables (you can place masks and plates of food on tables)

Wisp Functionality

  • Wisp appears at a random location and can be found by walking around until you are called by an unknown voice at least a day after the update.
  • Amiibo villagers can be talked to, invited to camp, or invited to live in your town permanently from Wisp
  • Wisp can only grant one wish per day and can only be found once a day, meaning only one character can get Wisp each day unless you Time Travel (adjust the time)
  • If your town is full but you want an amiibo to move in, you can kick out one of your existing villagers by choice
  • You can use amiibo cards to move a villager back in even if they have not cleared the cycle

Happy Home Designer Functions and Designer Tips

  • HHD’s decorating mechanics added once you have the necessary upgrades.
  • Requires house to have a second floor and no unpaid debts before you can build storeroom. After the storeroom is built you can talk to Lottie at Nook’s Homes in order to unlock
  • Clothes can now be hung on walls
  • Storeroom upgrade provides tons of new storage space
  • Special items and furniture can be obtained if you link up save data from HHD from the start menu

storage

MEOW Coupons and  RV contents

  • MEOW coupons, a new currency from doing tasks. Used for purchasing items at the RV park store and furniture inside RVs
  • MEOW coupons can be exchanged for bells at the ATM at a rate of 3,000 bells per coupon
  • Only 3 furniture items can be ordered from campers each day
  • Furniture items can be purchased in RVs from another person’s town, however, it’ll take 5 coupons per item instead of 3
  • Tasks are now displayed on your Town Pass Card along with how many coupons they reward

Amiibo Functionality

  • The following figurines give the following villagers along with their furniture:
    • Toon Link – Medli (normal)
    • Ganondorf – Ganon (cranky)
    • Sheik – Epona (peppy)
    • Zelda/Link/W. Link – W. Link (jock)
    • Callie – Cece (peppy)
    • Marie – Viche (normal)
    • Inkling – Inkwell (jock)
    • Villager – not much information about this one
    • Monster Hunter amiibos – Felyne (lazy)
  • Special villagers such as Wolf Link, Ganon, Medli, Epona, Cece, and Viche can move to your town
  • New amiibo functionality, invite characters to park in a special new area with RVs. Works with all AC Amiibo, the cards, Splatoon, Zelda, and Monster Hunter amiibo.
  • AC figurine amiibos can be scanned to allow them to visit your town in an RV and have furniture available to purchase
  • While they are camping in their RV, Wisp will temporarily replace them in their roles but does not replace their job services
  • Series 1 – 4 amiibo cards give you furniture and the option to move a villager in
  • Amiibo camera that allows you to take Real photos with villagers
  • Amiibo cards of special characters such as Isabelle can be used to get their pictures as well

This is just a partial list of the function in the new update. We will have more news about the update as they are revealed.

No GravatarOn September 1st, 2016, Nintendo launched a new Nintendo Direct Presentation. While people on the internet are trying to dig up any news about the NX (the reveal will be here sooner than you think), Nintendo delivered and lot of games and updates for the massively successful handheld. Here is the breakdown of the event.

Pikmin for Nintendo 3DS (tentative title): A new side-scrolling Pikmin adventure game unlike Pikmin games of the past is coming to Nintendo 3DS. Pikmin follow Olimar around, and players tap the touch screen where they want to throw them. This is designed as an action game that makes players think fast and use every Pikmin to overcome anything that stands in their way. The game is scheduled to launch in 2017.The Legend of Zelda: Fans will have plenty of chances to celebrate the 30thanniversary of the legendary series this fall. A sampling of the products on the way includes:

  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, previously released on the Wii console, launches for the Virtual Console service today in Nintendo eShop for Wii U.
  • This holiday season Nintendo will release four special amiibo figures: 8-Bit Link, Ocarina of Time Link and a two-pack that includes both Toon Link and Zelda from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. These amiibo will work the same as Super Smash Bros. series Link, Toon Link and Zelda amiibo, and will also have special functionality in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild when it launches next year.
  • The original game that launched the Zelda franchise will be included when the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition launches on Nov. 11.

Mario Sports Superstars: This five-sport compilation is scheduled to launch next spring. The game includes full-fledged versions of baseball, tennis, golf, horse racing and 11-on-11 soccer games. The game includes single-player tournaments for each sport, plus local and online multiplayer modes.

Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS: Now Nintendo 3DS owners will have access to a near-unlimited wealth of Super Mario courses to play! Players can also create courses with nearly all the tools available in the original Wii U version, along with interactive lessons. In a feature unique to the Nintendo 3DS version, friends who each have their own game and system can collaborate on level designs by sharing them with one another locally before they’re complete. While courses can’t be shared online, players can connect to the internet to download and play select courses from the Wii U version. Additionally, the game—which is scheduled to launch Dec. 2—includes 100 Nintendo-designed courses with new challenges, like collecting every coin or defeating all enemies.

Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World: This gorgeous Wii U game is making its way to Nintendo 3DS. This version contains some new features, plus every stage available in the original. Exclusive new stages focus on Poochy: Players must time Poochy’s jump to collect beads, and Poochy Pups as they head for the goal. Poochy Pups are curious little helpers who jump on suspicious spots to indicate where players should look for secrets and collectables. Nintendo and Japanese stop-motion animation studio Dwarf are collaborating on 30 animated shorts featuring Yoshi and Poochy that will be included in the Nintendo 3DS version of the game. A yarn amiibo figure of Poochy will launch at the same time as the game on Feb. 3, 2017.

StreetPass Mii Plaza: A new update adds a Quick Plaza to streamline StreetPass gameplay. StreetPass Mii Plaza Premium members can now use the new “Line” feature to hold up to 100 encountered players’ Mii characters instead of 10. Five new, fast-paced StreetPass games are also launching at $2.99 each: Slot Car Rivals, Market Crashers, Feed Mii, Mii Trek and Ninja Launcher. Everyone who downloads the StreetPass Mii Plaza update can choose to get either Slot Car Rivals or Market Crashers for free, while the four other new games will be available in a special discounted bundle for just $8.99. All of this launches shortly after the Nintendo Direct.

Picross 3D Round 2: In this new version of the puzzling favorite, blocks can be painted with two colors of paint to reveal more elaborate shapes. Using the numbers as hints, players can search for the hidden object in more than 300 puzzles. Tapping compatible amiibo figures might uncover secret Nintendo characters. A free demo will be available shortly after the Nintendo Direct in Nintendo eShop, along with the full game at $29.99.

Ever Oasis: Koichi Ishii of Grezzo is the producer and the director of the game, and character design is done by famed illustrator Yoshinori Shizuma. Ever Oasis takes place in a sprawling desert with the oasis at its heart. Travelers with different wants, needs and wishes will visit the oasis. Players must head into the desert and locate dungeons. Allies with specific weapons and unique skill sets will join and strengthen the team. Items claimed in the desert can be used as materials to craft items to sell at shops in the game, or give to certain travelers. The game is scheduled to launch in 2017.

TANK TROOPERS: This newly announced game lets players customize their tank through special characteristics of tank-pilot Troopers, enabling abilities such as hitting enemies with a freeze attack, launching paint balls to block the opponents’ views or using electric shocks to stall rival tanks where they stand. The game offers a six-person multiplayer mode, along with Download Play as well.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice: The new game puts the legendary attorney in the Kingdom of Khura’in, where mysterious séance trials decide the fate of all defendants. The game includes puzzling mysteries to solve, a striking cast of characters and new investigation techniques. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice launches Sept. 8 exclusively in Nintendo eShop.

Hyrule Warriors Legends: The third DLC pack, the Phantom Hourglass & Spirit Tracks Pack, will be available today in the in-game Extras menu. The pack is available for $6.99, or players can buy the Legends of Hyrule Pack Season Pass for $14.99, including the first three DLC packs, and the fourth once it’s released.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf: A free new update for the 2013 game hits this fall and expands the game by adding compatibility with the Animal Crossing series amiibo and select figures from other series. Fans can also watch for 50 new Animal Crossing amiibo cards to arrive on Dec. 2. The cards feature villagers who did not appear originally and give players a chance to bring them into their towns. Also on Dec. 2, people who haven’t yet picked up the game can purchase a version called Animal Crossing: New Leaf Welcome amiibo!, which includes the update and an amiibo card. For more details, watch for an Animal Crossing-themed Mini-Direct this fall.

Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon: Some of the Pokémon found in the Alola Region have unique looks adapted to the region’s native environment, such as Alolan Rattata. A new element called a Z-Move is an extremely powerful skill initiated when Pokémon and Trainer unleash their full powers together. The type of Z-Move a Pokémon can use depends on the type of Z-Crystal the player gives that Pokémon. As a bonus, anyone who buys one of the games when they launch on Nov. 18 and connects a Nintendo 3DS family system to the internet before Jan. 11, 2017, will receive Munchlax in the game, along with a “Snorlium Z” crystal to unlock the special Z-Move known as Pulverizing Pancake.

Mario Party Star Rush: Think fast and have a blast with a variety of ways to party with Mario, Toad and more! The game features seven modes, including Toad Scramble, a mode with open maps to push your strategy, fast-paced mini-game gantlet Coinathon or Mario Shuffle, in which players maneuver three pieces to their opponent’s side of the board. In Toad Scramble, everyone plays as a Toad, but Mushroom Kingdom allies are waiting around the board to team up and take down bosses in mini-games. The game is also compatible with the Super Mario series amiibo figures. The game releases alongside seven new amiibo for purchase separately, including Daisy, Waluigi and glow-in-the-dark Boo, on Nov. 4.

Mario Party Star Rush: This renewed classic has been completely remade with many hours of new content. The StreetPass feature allows players to swap Traveller’s Tablets to access special dungeons and items. Through online distributions, players can encounter new monsters, explore new dungeons and even obtain unique items. Anyone who pre-orders the game before it launches Sept. 16 exclusively on Nintendo 3DS will receive a free Dragon Quest VII menu theme.

Mario Party Star Rush: The Nintendo 3DS game includes modes for both single-player and two-player competitions. With a return to speed, the game harnesses the tone of the popular Sonic Boom animated series and also forges a new path in order to tell its own story. The game launches exclusively on Nintendo 3DS on Sept. 27 and comes with a three-episode Sonic Boom DVD.
 
YO-KAI WATCH 2: Bony Spirits and YO-KAI WATCH 2: Fleshy Souls: Travel to the past to witness the origin of the Yo-kai Watch and put an end to an age-old war between two Yo-kai factions! Discover the Yo-kai Watch Model Zero, which gives players two new tactics that make for more strategic battles. Each version also has many unique Yo-kai. Hailing from ancient Japan, the leader of the Bony Spirits faction is Arachnus, who harbors a spidery secret. As for Fleshy Souls, the leader is Toadal Dude, the essence of a toad who lived for several centuries thanks to his fresh sense of style. The initial production run of the retail versions of the game will come with a physical medal that unlocks a new Soultimate Move for Jibanyan. The digital versions come with the ability to battle and befriend Robonyan F or Sailornyan. The free demo version arrives in Nintendo eShop in mid-September and the full games launch on Sept. 30.

Disney Magical World 2: Live your dream life alongside classic Disney characters in six Disney-themed worlds! Anyone who pre-purchases the title in Nintendo eShop or at select retailers will receive three in-game Frozen outfits free for characters like Elsa, Anna and Olaf. The game launches Oct. 14.

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse: The game, which launches Sept. 20, is now available for pre-order. This sequel shows another side to the story, and takes players into the events that follow. All first-run retail versions of the game contain a metal emblem set as a free bonus.

New Galaxy Style New Nintendo 3DS XL: The New Nintendo 3DS system is getting an out-of-this-world new look. The new system sports a cool new color, with a celestial image on the cover. The system is shipping now, and should start appearing on store shelves in the next week or so for a suggested retail price of $199.99.

Overall, the Direct was very meaty for the fan of the Nintendo 3DS family of handhelds. You have an abundance of content for the remainder of 2016 and the first quarter of 2017.