Category Nintendo Switch

Just Dance 2017 Essentially Confirmed as the First Nintendo Switch Launch Title

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Just Dance 2017 is released today on most platforms including Nintendo’s own Wii and Wii U. The title has already been confirmed many months ago to be a Nintendo Switch title, but it also now stands as the first “confirmed” launch game for Nintendo Switch. A press release for the game today stated it is coming to Nintendo Switch in March 2017, the same month the Nintendo Switch is slated to launch. Not even Nintendo’s highly touted Breath of the Wild has a March confirmation, leaving this as the first title to say (as much as they can say without giving away the launch date of the Nintendo Switch) openly it will be there right away.

Of course, that doesn’t make it the most exciting of games to be there day one for most consumers, but for now we at least know one of the Nintendo Switch’s l...

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NP Podcast Ep. 003: Nintendo “Switches” on Our Hopes and Dreams

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Our latest episode of the NP Podcast is here as we talk about the recent Nintendo Switch reveal. More importantly, I am proud to introduce an audio only version of the cast! It’s not perfect, but we’ll be looking into improving the audio quality as we move along. What do you think of the Switch?

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Here’s a Look at the Developers Who Have Pledged to Make Games for Nintendo Switch

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Nintendo has been criticized in the past for lack of third-party support from developers other than themselves. While Nintendo’s first-party titles are usually adored by its fan base. However, some don’t see the point in buying a Nintendo console unless it has the third-party games they want to play. Titles such as Skyrim and NBA are well-received games, and these are the types of titles people want to see in addition to Nintendo’s first-party endeavors.

Nintendo realizes third-party support is important, and have provided an image splattered with various developers who have pledged to make games for their upcoming console. The Nintendo Switch boasts names such as Bethesda, Warner Brothers, EA, From Software, and more...

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Nintendo Switch Will Have amiibo Support

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Nintendo’s amiibo have sold like gangbusters on store shelves, bringing in the cash and adorning gamers’ homes. There was little doubt they would carry on to the Nintendo NX, now called the Nintendo Switch. We now have confirmation from a Nintendo representative, who indicated to IGN that Nintendo Switch games will include amiibo support. This was already surmised, as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild uses quite a few amiibo, and will most likely sell more copies on the better system.

“If a Nintendo Switch game supports amiibo then the Nintendo Switch home gaming system will as well.” — Nintendo Representative

Notice how the representative described Nintendo Switch as a “home gaming system...

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Nintendo Reveals the Nintendo Switch Powered by NVidia

 

Nintendo NX has been revealed to be the Nintendo Switch, a console designed for playing at home on your TV, and on the go. It is powered by a custom NVidia Tegra GPU, and features cartridges instead of discs. Two detachable controllers can be taken off and slid onto a screen, and this combination can be taken on the go. A standard controller for use at home is also included for players who would prefer a more normal gaming controller.

Source: NVidia

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Rumor: Beyond Good & Evil “Reboot” Exclusively Coming to NX, CG Trailer Incoming

Beyond Good & Evil 2 has been in development hell. The original game was critically acclaimed but struggled to hit the sort of sales numbers where a sequel would have guaranteed success. There is a long and winding history beyond the development of the game, which is summarized extremely in depth by Laura Dale (formerly of Destructoid, now part of Lets Play Video Games):

The key thing in all of this however isn’t her re-iterating something she reported on earlier this year, that the series would come back as an exclusive to NX (which is big news in that of itself). Rather, it’s the new information regarding the game’s direction and reveal.

“Beyond Good and Evil (for NX) is planned to be more of a standalone reboot than a traditional sequel...

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NP Podcast Ep. 002: Nintendo Going Mobile & Our Dream NX Reveal

It took awhile, but our second episode of the NP Podcast has arrived with a brand new setup (or, is it new when we’re just in our second episode? You tell us!). This time around Eric, Darrin, and myself talk about Nintendo’s mobile initiative and then dive into the deep end as we enter a competition for who could come up with the best NX unveiling. Essentially, all three of us came up with our own unveiling event and you folks will vote on who had the best idea. The winner gets bragging rights, but the losers have to recite a 10 second poem about the winner that is nothing but positive. Whether or not we will live stream those poems or just include them in the next episode of the podcast has yet to be determined.

We also as of yet do not have an audio host, thus we do not have an audio on...

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Former SEGA of America CEO Says Sonic’s Downfall is a Natural “Up and Down”

Tom Kalinske, former CEO of SEGA of America, recently talked about the the downfall of the Sonic franchise in an interview with Game Informer. While he no longer represents SEGA, he still put forth his best defense for the downfall of the iconic character and franchise. Here is what he had to say:

“I think there is some natural up and down for any character. We’ve certainly seen it with the Marvel characters over the years. We’ve seen it with Barbie. We’ve seen it with Star Wars. We’ve seen it with G.I. Joe and Hot Wheels. All of these brands have had their cycles. I think Sonic has had a downward cycle for a while, and it’s time to have an upward cycle again for a while.”

This isn’t too unusual of a statement and certainly holds some truth, though some of lows described don’...

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Indie Game Dungeon of Zaar Targets NX

Dungeon of Zaar, a brand new Indie title officially launched on Kickstarter, is targeting an NX release in addition to PC and Mac. It is the only home console listed on the campaign, showing that the developers have a clear love for Nintendo. Obviously this is an interesting decision as no one publicly knows anything concrete about the NX. In fact, we can already gather a nice handful of confirmed games (including this one) before we ever know what the system even is.

That being said, let’s dive deeper into Dungeon of Zaar. Here is the official trailer:

It’s a tactical strategy game in the same vein as the Fire Emblem series, though naturally on a smaller scale. The kickstarter campaign is looking to raise roughly $28,000 and is already north of $8,000 towards that goal...

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