When Nintendo first announced plans to launch mobile games, many were understandably excited, although that excitement turned to confusion when Nintendo chose to launch Miitomo as their debut title. There was some interest at the start, but that eventually faded resulting in Nintendo announcing earlier this year that the game would be shutting down.
Recent reports about the online subscription service for Nintendo Switch have suggested that it might offer a library of NES games as well. This led some to believe that the Virtual Console might be coming back. Nintendo has now set the record straight concerning the Virtual Console for Nintendo Switch: it’s not.
Last month it was reported that plans of Nintendo’s online service was expected to be revealed this month, and sure enough it has as Nintendo has since published details about the upcoming online service on its website. This includes pricing as well as the various features that gamers could expect from it.
Now that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is more or less over and done with, what will become of the Zelda franchise for the Nintendo Switch? The good news is that Nintendo could be developing a new Zelda game, or at least that’s according to a tweet by Twitter user BlackKite who discovered what appears to be a job listing for the game.
When the Nintendo Labo was unveiled, Nintendo also showed off various kits and things that users could do with it, such as building their own robots and what not. However it appears that some have taken the Labo and made practical use of it, such as in the case of Kentaro Yoshifuji of Ory Laboratory who used the Labo to control an electric wheelchair.
When the Nintendo Switch was officially unveiled, there was no doubt many who were wondering what this could mean for the Nintendo 3DS. After all the Switch’s portability meant that it could easily double as a handheld console, but Nintendo back then stated that the 3DS and Switch would exist side-by-side.
Thinking of using your Nintendo Switch Pro Controller on your PC? If you are, you’ll be pleased to learn that Valve has recently updated its Steam Client Beta where support for the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller has been added, which means that you will be able to use it for playing games on Steam.
Last month we reported that the FTC had announced that those “warranty if removed” stickers you sometimes find on gadgets are actually illegal. This isn’t based on a new ruling or recently passed law, but rather it is based on the 1975 Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act that the FTC is just reminding companies about.
When the Nintendo Switch was first announced, there was no doubt that it intrigued many due to its design and its hybrid design which allows it to be taken on the road as a handheld console, but at the same time it can be docked and plugged into a TV that turns it into a home console.
The Nintendo Switch supports online play (obviously), but one of the changes that Nintendo will be making that they haven’t really done in the past is that they will start charging gamers a subscription fee to use its online gaming services, similar to what other gaming companies like Sony and Microsoft have done.
When the Nintendo Switch first came out, many gamers were pretty happy with what they got. However there were quite a few reports of users experiencing connectivity issues with the left Joy-Con. It was speculated that the antenna design of the left Joy-Con could be the problem, although Nintendo for the most part reassured gamers that there were no issues.
While companies like Microsoft and Sony usually take the stage at E3, Nintendo’s presence at the event has mostly been remote where while they do participate in E3, most of their announcements take place via live streams. This year appears to be no different as Nintendo has confirmed that they will be live streaming announcements at E3 this year.
When it comes to Nintendo’s mobile gaming efforts, what we’ve seen so far is the company launch games based on existing franchises, like Mario, Animal Crossing, Fire Emblem, and so on. Even the Miitomo app which might seem like a brand new title is based on the Mii characters used by Nintendo for their avatar system.
When the Nintendo Switch was announced, investors in the company expressed their skepticism. The Switch, just like most of Nintendo’s gaming initiatives, was a bit out there in its concept, and given that the Wii U was a huge flop, it’s easy to imagine why they might have been worried.