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Nindie Showcase Coming March 20

Post Date: 3/16/2018 12:00:29 PM

Nindie Showcase Coming March 20

One thing notably missing from last week's Nintendo Direct was a focus on Indie games coming to Switch. This is being rectified, as an official Nindie showcasing is coming this Tuesday on March 20. The video will air at 9 AM PT / 12 AM ET. You can watch it live here, or stay tuned and we'll give you a full recap after the presentation.

Nintendo Switch Firmware Version 5.0.0 is Now Available

Post Date: 3/13/2018 11:08:16 AM

Nintendo Switch Firmware Version 5.0.0 is Now Available

Overnight, Nintendo put out the latest significant system update for the Switch, Version 5.0.0. If your Switch hasn't already automatically updated itself, you can manually start the process by heading to "Settings", "System", and "System Update". While the update doesn't drastically change the OS, it does allow for adding friends via social media, immediate downloads of software purchased on PC, and recognizing Pro Con...

March 8 Nintendo Direct Recap

Post Date: 3/12/2018 12:49:54 PM

March 8 Nintendo Direct Recap

Last Thursday, Nintendo put out one of its world-famous Nintendo Directs. We've been hard at work reporting all of the news from the latest direct. If you'd like, you can watch the entire presentation below. For those that want the news in a more concise format, we've put together a recap to give you the big headlines and some important details about upcoming Nintendo Switch and 3DS games. Super Smash Bros was anno...

Undertale is Eventually Coming to Switch

Post Date: 3/11/2018 9:51:21 PM

Undertale is Eventually Coming to Switch

During this week's Nintendo Direct, we got brief word that Undertale was coming to Switch. That's about all we know. The release date is officially "eventually". This is a rather unexpected announcement, but the cult-classic is certainly a welcome addition to the Switch's library. We'll keep you posted about a real release date when we get one.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is Coming to Switch and 3DS

Post Date: 3/11/2018 9:40:16 PM

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is Coming to Switch and 3DS

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker originally released in late 2014 for Wii U after spinning off of Super Mario 3D World. Now, a port of the game has been announced for both Nintendo Switch and 3DS. The Switch version of the game will also include new levels based around Super Mario Odyssey worlds and will launch on July 13. No such release date has been given for 3DS version, and it's unclear whether it will also contain t...

Splatoon Gets a 3.0 Update and Paid DLC this Summer

Post Date: 3/11/2018 9:05:57 PM

Splatoon Gets a 3.0 Update and Paid DLC this Summer

A new single-player campaign DLC is coming to Splatoon 2 on Switch. It's titled Octo Expansion and introduces over 80 single-player missions to the game. You'll play as Agent 8, an Octoling with amnesia. After completing the new campaign, Octolings will be playable in online multi-player. The DLC is coming this summer and will be available on the eShop for $19.99. In addition to the paid DLC, which if pre-ordered unloc...

Mario Tennis Aces Will be Served on Switch June 22

Post Date: 3/11/2018 8:45:20 PM

Mario Tennis Aces Will be Served on Switch June 22

A significant portion of this week's Nintendo Direct was dedicated to Mario Tennis Aces. The game will be arriving on Switch on June 22. Gameplay will largely resemble the Mario Tennis games of the past, but with a few extra modes and twists. Zone Shots and Zone Speed will allow for the game to be slowed down temporarily for more accuracy and power in your shots or defense. Of course, this will cost energy and must be ...

Okami HD Launches for Nintendo Switch this July

Post Date: 3/11/2018 11:01:14 AM

Okami HD Launches for Nintendo Switch this July

In this week's Nintendo Direct, a number of third party titles and ports were announced for Switch, many on a Nintendo platform for the first time. One such title that is no stranger to Nintendo platforms is Okami HD, a remaster of Okami which saw a Wii release in 2008. The game was beautiful and artistic when it first launched and is only aided by modern HD visuals. It should be noted that the game appears to be an eSh...

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Releases on Switch July 10

Post Date: 3/11/2018 10:48:11 AM

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Releases on Switch July 10

Originally a PS4 exclusive, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is now coming to Nintendo Switch. The game is a compilation of HD remakes of the first three Crash games: Crash Bandicoot, Cortex Strikes Back, and Warped that all launched on PS1 in the early 2000s. N. Sane Trilogy remains true to the original trilogy, but includes new graphics, remixed music, and the ability to play as Coco in all three games. It launches on ...

Super Smash Bros. is Coming to Nintendo Switch in 2018

Post Date: 3/8/2018 6:42:46 PM

Super Smash Bros. is Coming to Nintendo Switch in 2018

To close a rather eventful Nintendo Direct, a Super Smash Bros. game was revealed for Nintendo Switch. It's not clear if this will be an enhanced port of Smash 4 (for Wii U/3DS) or an entirely new entry. We do know that Inklings from Splatoon will be playable characters. The trailer also hinted at other standard Smash characters like Link (Breath of the Wild), Mario, and Samus. The game is currently planned for release ...