In case you all missed my latest YouTube video, check it out above. I discuss what I think Nintendo will share during tomorrow’s Nintendo Direct show and I would love to hear what you guys think! The all new Nintendo Direct is set to take place on Wednesday at 6pm EST. I hope Nintendo announces a bundle with their promising, new game ARMS (with joy cons) as it just makes a ton of sense since you need 4 joy cons for 2 player action.
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Nintendo has announced that they will be hosting an all new Nintendo Direct this Wednesday! The new Nintendo Direct will focus on software headed for the Nintendo 3DS as well as ARMS and Splatoon 2 for the Nintendo Switch. I personally cannot wait to hear more about ARMS as it looks like a fresh, new franchise (plus I can’t wait to see my kids duke it out). The new Nintendo Direct will take place at 6PM EST.
Sumo Digital, the makers behind the fantastic platform Snake Pass, have shared that it only took 1 week for them to get their game up and running on Nintendo Switch. Here is what they had to say regarding the game and the hardware:
“No. We only got our dev-kits for the Switch around the end of November last year. In December, lots of people had to take holidays (because they never do), so it was only in January that we really started looking at the port. The coders were saying that within seven days’ work approximately, they had it fully running on the Switch.
After that, of course, there were some tweaks. You’d notice that certain things didn’t work well enough on the Switch, so you’d have to make a couple of tweaks here and there. But yes, the initial process from it being purely PC to having it on a handheld was about seven days from what I’ve heard. I think in the future, that will be even quicker, because essentially, Unreal has an “export as Switch” button now, and because both Unreal and Nintendo have worked closely with us to smooth all this out. I think in the future it will be even simpler for other companies, and for ourselves as well.
Yeah, I’m looking forward to seeing a ton of awesome Unreal games in the next two years on my new Switch.”
It’s stories like these that make me thrilled to be a Nintendo Switch owner. The system has been a haven for indie titles and I hope that more developers take advantage of how easy it is to port over their games. If you get a chance, check out Snake Pass. We will have our official review up this week. Stay tuned!
Square Enix has announced that the Nintendo Switch will be receiving a lot of attention in 2017. The company seems to be very interested in Nintendo’s latest console and has gone on record stating that they are developing multiple projects for the Switch. The companies CEO had the following to say about this awesome information:
* Having more platforms is a good thing, and Matsuda hopes the Nintendo Switch succeeds for this reason.
* In addition to developing new titles for Switch, he hopes to see more of Square Enix’s existing titles get ports wherever it’s possible.
Sounds promising for Nintendo and the Nintendo Switch. It’s awesome to see these two companies playing nice again…
Developer Saber Interactive has revealed that NBA Playground is coming to Nintendo Switch eShop in May! The surprise announcement caught myself off guard and was a welcomed surprise to say the least. The gameplay for NBA Playgrounds is very reminiscent of NBA Jam and offers a number of different game modes. Players will be able to be played solo, local-multiplayer, or “against the world” online. NBA Playgrounds will feature every single NBA team.
Check out the first trailer for this Nintendo Switch title above and let us know what you guys think. The cartoonish basketball game hits Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4 and Xbox One next month as a digital-download for $20 USD.
Famitsu has once again published a list of their most wanted video games and the list can be found below. It’s awesome to see that there are a number of Switch titles on the most wanted games for Japan and it will be interesting to watch the sales of the system overseas. Check out the full rundown below:
[PS4] Dragon Quest XI – 933 votes
[PS4] Final Fantasy VII Remake – 750 votes
[3DS] Dragon Quest XI – 650 votes
[NSW] Splatoon 2 – 440 votes
[3DS] Fire Emblem Echoes – 411 votes
[PS4] Kingdom Hearts III – 390 votes
[NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 332 votes
[NSW] Super Mario Odyssey – 330 votes
[3DS] The Alliance Alive – 318 votes
[PS4] Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age – 315 votes
[PS4] Tekken 7 – 262 votes
[PS4] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III – 244 votes
[NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – 199 votes
[PS4] New Hot Shots Golf – 193 votes
[NSW] Dragon Quest XI – 170 votes
It’s time to get out your racing gear because Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is coming to Nintendo Switch on April 28th! I cannot wait to revisit one of the Wii U’s best titles and with the new battle mode, this one should be another standout hit for Nintendo Switch. Check out the 30 second spot above and let us know what you think.
Blizzard has announced that they would be open to bringing their popular, online trading card game to Nintendo Switch. Hearthstone senior game designers Mike Donais and Matt Place said that since the game is on tablets and phones a Nintendo Switch version of the card title would work well. Here is what they had to say:
“Hearthstone is available on iPads and phones, so it’s a good discussion worth having.”
IF you have never played the game, it’s outstanding! This would be HUGE news for Nintendo Switch if the title does become available. More as it develops.
Pokemon Go players caught over 589 Million Magikarp during the gams first water-themed event. Players who logged in enjoyed a healthy number of water based Pokemon and it looks as though Magikarp was in high demand. I only was able to catch a couple of Marikarp myself, I did catch a number of new water-type Pokemon and I am excited for more events like this in the future.
Rocket League, the incredible game that features sweet cars playing soccer, may be headed to the Nintendo Switch. The company behind the successful title is currently “looking” into Switch development so we hope that the game does indeed grace the system. Here is what they had to say regarding the game coming to Switch:
“Just like all the other platforms, we are evaluating it. We’re looking to see what the technical requirements are,” Dunham said. “We’re looking to see what kind of true community demand there is. We’re looking to see how it would benefit the community as a whole. So we’re still in that evaluation phase. It’s definitely too early to say that it wouldn’t happen, but it’s also definitely too early to say that it would.”
“I think we’ve shown over time we’re a community based company, and so what we’re doing first is seeing what kind of impact that would have and who needs it and who wants the game and we’ll go from there,” Dunham said. “Luckily the platform’s only been out for a month, so we have plenty of time to look to see how it’s doing and what our audience wants.”
Hopefully we will hear something soon. Stay tuned.