The traditional press conferences are over, but Nintendo still has something interesting in store for E3 2016. As we explained last month, Nintendo will forego both a stage presentation and a Nintendo Direct live stream in favor of a more laid-back stream from the Nintendo Treehouse team, featuring some of the company’s biggest upcoming games on Wii U and 3DS. More →
After all of the leaks, announcements and live streams that took place this week, it’s hard to imagine that the video game studios have anything left for E3 2016.
I kid, of course, because starting this Sunday, gamers around the world are going to sit down in front of their TVs and computers in order to watch press conferences from Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Ubisoft, EA, Bethesda and more.
Two months ago, Nintendo confirmed that its next-gen NX console would release in March 2017. This came as a shock to some gamers, as all signs were pointing to Nintendo revealing the console at E3 in June and launching it sometime this fall. But according to a new DigiTimes report, Nintendo still has plenty of work to do before it can think about bringing the console to market.
Late last month, Nintendo revealed that its next two mobile games would be based on the popular Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem franchises, but no specific release dates were announced. We still don’t know exactly when we’ll see the apps, but Nintendo does have some news regarding the games this week: both will be free-to-play with in-app purchases. More →
Last week, Nintendo dropped a bombshell when it announced that it would only bring one playable game to E3 2016. In previous years, Nintendo has had dozens of demo stations for upcoming 3DS and Wii U games, but this year, The Legend of Zelda for Wii U will be the only Nintendo game on the show floor.
Some things just go well together. Peanut butter and chocolate, the internet and hateful comments from anonymous strangers, Nintendo and hip shoes… wait, what was that one about Nintendo?
According to shoe blog Sole Collector, German shoe retailer 43einhalb has let slip that Vans and Nintendo will be collaborating this summer for a line of Nintendo-themed sneakers featuring some of the company’s famous characters.
Nintendo’s Wii U console has been nothing short of an absolute disaster. The company was revitalized by the original Wii, which completely revolutionized console gaming and extended its reach beyond “gamers” by offering an experience that appealed to a much wider range of users. Unfortunately, lightning didn’t strike twice and Nintendo’s followup with the Wii U has been a total mess. Quality games have been few and far between, and the Wii U did nothing to enhance the user experience.
So now, Nintendo is trying to look ahead. Following yet another bleak earnings report on Wednesday morning, the company made two key announcements — one concerning its next-generation home video game console currently known as “NX,” and a second regarding upcoming new iPhone and Android games. More →
In 2016, the most common selling point for a game is a near-limitless amount of content. Whether it’s the expansive maps of The Witcher 3 and Grand Theft Auto V, the addictive level progression system of Call of Duty or the user-generated world of Super Mario Maker, gamers expect to get their money’s worth.
But in 1997, we didn’t need 80-hour stories and prestige modes to bring us back to a game over and over again. All we needed was great gameplay, and that’s exactly what Star Fox 64 offered every Nintendo 64 owner two decades ago.
Nearly 20 years later, Nintendo is trying to recapture the magic.
One of the most impressive traits of the gaming community is its drive to push the limits of its favorite games. Gamers are constantly breaking speed running records and accomplishing seemingly impossible tricks, and every once in a while, even discovering secrets that have been hidden for decades.
There are few things that warm a nerd’s heart quite like a great console mod, which is why we felt we had no choice but to share this impressive project from YouTube user wermy. Dubbed “Game Boy Zero,” this RetroPie handheld was built with an original DMG-01 Game Boy body and a Raspberry Pi Zero computer.
Nintendo has released HD editions of both The Wind Waker and Twilight Princess during the lifespan of the Wii U, but wouldn’t it be nice if some of the classic games in the series got the same treatment?
Is Nintendo the next Sega? The company undoubtedly has a storied history in the video game console business but to say it has reached a potential turning point is an understatement. The Wii U is nothing short of an absolute disaster, as many people expected it would be. The rise of mobile gaming has dissolved much of the demand for a casual home game console, and Nintendo hasn’t been able to keep up a steady flow of big-time games to draw interest. So now, it has released its first mobile app for iOS and Android.
It’s not the Mario game the world is waiting for with bated breath, but early reactions have generally been pretty positive. You can read a Miitomo review roundup right here. And after a somewhat successful launch in Japan, the hotly anticipated app is now available for download in the U.S. More →