Ubisoft Teases Nintendo Announcement, New 2D Metroid Rumor, & More (Daily News Recap 1/15/2018)

Welcome to the Daily News Recap here on the official Nintendo Prime web initiative. This daily feature will house the day’s big Nintendo news stories. Some of these items can be found reported on the YouTube channel with Nate’s lovely face, but these posts will cover more news which hasn’t been featured on the channel as of yet. It all depends on the amount of news stories trickling throughout the day.

Ubisoft Teases Nintendo Announcement

Before the Nintendo Switch launched in March of 2017, Ubisoft promised to bring their winter sports title Steep to the platform. It has been quite a while since either company has mentioned the game, leading to speculation the project to port Steep was dropped. It looks like a Ubisoft employee is teasing a Nintendo-related announcement soon, which may or may not be Steep. Ubisoft Montreuil’s lighting/3D animator is teasing this on Twitter: “Something will happen in some days… please be sure to be ready for that #Nintendo” We’ll have to wait and see whether it’s the “new project” mentioned in the employee’s Twitter bio or not.

Source: Twitter

New 2D Metroid is Rumored to be in Development

Although we’re always wary of rumors, this one may carry some weight. After the success of Metroid‘s return to the sidescrolling genre as Samus Returns on Nintendo 3DS, a new “2D” Metroid title may be in development.  This bit of information comes from ResetERA/NeoGAF user mocolostrocolos. Mocolostrocolos talked aboutMetroid 2: Return of Samus remake back in 2016 before Nintendo’s official announcement in 2017. If the information is correct, this new chapter in the Metroid franchise is “on a really early production state.”

Source: ResetERA

Dark Souls: Remastered Will Not Feature Cross-platform Play

Dark Souls: Remastered surprised many fans with From Software’s announcement of the title for Nintendo Switch, in addition to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Some hoped the game would feature cross-platform play, but it looks as if this will not be the case. Switch owners will play with Switch owners, and PS4 owners will play with PS4 owners.

Source: IGN

Three New 3DS Titles Are Becoming Nintendo Selects in February

On February 5th, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between WorldsSuper Mario 3D Land, and Ultimate NES Remix will be sold for $20 a pop as Nintendo Selects. These 3DS titles are definitely instant buys for new owners of the handheld system, or anyone who hasn’t played them for that matter.

Full press release:

REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 16, 2018 – Starting on Feb. 3, Super Mario 3D Land and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, two of the most acclaimed Nintendo 3DS games of all time, and Ultimate NES Remix, a wildly fun mashup of classic NES games starring classic Nintendo characters, are joining the Nintendo Selects library and will be available at a suggested retail price of only $19.99 each.

The Nintendo Selects library features a wide variety of games for various Nintendo systems, which can each be purchased for the suggested retail price of only $19.99. In addition to the newly added Super Mario 3D Land, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Ultimate NES Remix games, other games in the library include classics like Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team and Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon. For a full listing of games in the Nintendo Selects library, visit https://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-selects.

“For people that received a Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS system as a holiday gift, these three games are ideal ways to start their gaming library,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We’re excited to offer these must-have games for a new, low price.”

In Super Mario 3D Land, players run, jump and power up with Mario through multiple colorful worlds. The game is a fun combination of 3D gameplay combined with the more traditional linear designs of classic 2D Super Mario games.

Set in the world of the classic Super NES game The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds continues the adventure of the legendary hero of Hyrule. In this critically acclaimed tale, Link can transform into a living painting to cross into a dark parallel world, travel along walls and solve challenging puzzles.

Fans who love retro games and the NES Classic Edition system will also love Ultimate NES Remix, which features rapid-fire challenges and mashups from some of the most recognizable games on the Nintendo Entertainment System. Players take on creative and nostalgic challenges from classic games like Super Mario Bros. 3, Metroid, The Legend of Zelda and Punch-Out!!

Anyone looking to play these games on a shiny new system can pick up one of the many systems in the Nintendo 3DS family:
A white-and-red Nintendo 2DS system pre-loaded with the New Super Mario Bros. 2 game is available at a suggested retail price of $79.99.*
A blue-and-black Nintendo 2DS system pre-loaded with the Mario Kart 7 game is available at a suggested retail price of $79.99.
A white-and-orange New Nintendo 2DS XL system that plays all Nintendo 3DS games in 2D is available at a suggested retail price of $149.99.
A black-and-turquoise New Nintendo 2DS XL system is also available at a suggested retail price of $149.99.
The space-themed New Galaxy Style New Nintendo 3DS XL is available at a suggested retail price of $199.99.

Source: Press Release