Nintendo’s future felt a bit murky during the era of the Wii U, where Nintendo was attempting to build on the success of the Wii with an updated model with newer features. Unfortunately, it never quite took and it felt like Nintendo might just drop out of the console race entirely. However, the company managed to successfully rally with the Nintendo Switch.
According to the rumors, Nintendo could be working on a cheaper version of the Nintendo Switch in the fall of 2019. These rumors have since been “confirmed” by a report from Bloomberg who claims that this cheaper version of the Switch could actually be launched by the end of June 2019.
The reports about a smaller, cheaper Nintendo Switch continue to come in. A new one suggests that the company is going to release this iteration of its popular Switch console by the fall this year. Nintendo is reportedly working on a more powerful version of the Switch as well.
Do you think you have what it takes to create the “perfect” stage for a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fight? If you do, then you might be interested to learn that in a recent Nintendo Switch commercial for the game, it was spotted in the background a “Stage Builder” mode. The mode has yet to be officially announced, but it seems like an upcoming feature.
The PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One consoles and the companies that make them, Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft respectively are now being investigated for consumer rights violation. The Competition and Markets Authority has announced that it has launched an investigation into numerous business practices exercised by these companies which may violate consumer rights.
Last month to everyone’s surprise, Nintendo announced a new Labo kit that basically introduced virtual reality (VR) features to the Switch. Given that the last time Nintendo attempted anything VR was with the Virtual Boy, it did come out of the blue. For those who need more reason to pick up the Labo kit, Nintendo has announced some updates for their existing games.
Nintendo’s Smash Bros. franchise typically features characters from games that are playable on the company’s consoles (typically), which is why when Nintendo announced that Joker from Persona 5 would be a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, many were surprised. It also seemed to hint that Persona 5 could be coming to the Switch.
The other day, much to the surprise and delight of gamers, indie darling Cuphead was officially announced for the Nintendo Switch. The game was previously exclusive to Microsoft’s Xbox platform as far as consoles are concerned (it is also playable on PC), so safe to say that this was a very nice surprise for non-Xbox gamers who also wanted to play the game.
The other day it was rumored that Nintendo could be launching two new Switch consoles later this year. One of the rumored models is apparently a cheaper version of the Switch that would make it more appealing to gamers on a budget, and now more details about the alleged model has surfaced.
Last year Nintendo rolled out its Nintendo Switch Online service. For those who are unfamiliar, Nintendo Switch Online is a subscription service that gamers will need in order to play their games online with each other, but now it seems that if you’re a Twitch Prime subscriber, you will be able to get a free year of Nintendo Switch Online service.
According to earlier rumors, Nintendo could actually be planning on launching a new Nintendo Switch console later this year. Now according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, it seems that we might expect more than just one Nintendo Switch console this year, and that we could actually be getting two.
Last week Microsoft brought its Xbox Live service to iOS and Android devices. This meant that developers who wanted to integrate Xbox Live into their iOS and Android games would be able to. There were rumors that this could be the start of something bigger and that it might even make its way onto the Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo has made an unexpected announcement today for a new Showcase video presentation. That’s the company’s preferred format for sharing information about titles. The company has sent out a tweet confirming that it will hold a Nindies Showcase on March 20.
Earlier this year it was announced that the Nintendo Switch would be getting a new Zelda game in the form of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. However it seems that there could be a chance that we could be getting more than just one Zelda game this year because in a post on GameFAQs, there could be another that might be announced soon.