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Nintendo Switch News

Read the latest Nintendo Switch news and headlines from Nintendo Insider!

Nintendo Switch Setup Guide Shown In New Video

Nintendo is looking to help you play games whenever, wherever and however you want as quickly as possible, having shared a Nintendo Switch setup guide. This short video runs you through the setup process for first-time use, which will require that players choose their language and region before agreeing to the end-user license agreement. Internet Settings are next which may prompt the day one syst...

RIVE Shoots To Nintendo Switch With Exclusive Expansion

After starring in the Nindies@Home promotion, RIVE’s release on Wii U was cast in uncertainty after Two Tribes lamented that the game couldn’t run at a consistent 60-frames-per-second on the console. The developer has now confirmed that their metal-wrecking, robot-hacking shooter will instead see release on Nintendo Switch, with Engine Software having been enlisted to help make sure it...

Rumour: Nintendo Preparing Link amiibo In Majora’s Mask, Skyward Sword And Twilight Princess Designs

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild‘s datafiles recently leaked, which had inadvertently revealed the names of every enemy, NPC, weapon and more in Link’s open-air adventure. Many had chosen to, understandably, steer clear for fear of any spoilers, but Reddit user FlamingNinjaCat‘s curiosity has resulted in an interesting discovery. On the hunt for any amiibo information, the...

Nintendo Switch System Update Required For Nintendo eShop Access

Those that are looking forward to playing Snipperclips: Cut it out together!, FAST RMX or Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment will firstly need to download a Nintendo Switch system update. This will become available on launch day and is required to access the Nintendo eShop, with Nintendo adding that “the system update downloads in the background, is designed to install quickly, and doesn̵...

5 Things You May Not Know About Nintendo Switch

Nintendo of America’s Kit Ellis and Krysta Yang are joined by Yoshiaki Koizumi and Scot Ritchey in this week’s Nintendo Minute episode. Koizumi has worked as the producer on Nintendo Switch and, therefore, chooses to reveal five things that you may not know about the console. 1. The Joy-Con Weren’t Originally Parallel In The Joy-Con Grip “Thanks for mentioning the Joy-Con G...

EDGE’s Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Review Scores A Perfect 10

With a week to go until The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launches worldwide, EDGE has become the first publication to break cover with their review for Link’s open-air adventure. That sees the UK-based magazine award the Nintendo Switch and Wii U exclusive a perfect score on their 10-point scale, becoming the nineteenth game that the publication has awarded that score. In concluding t...

Here’s What The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild amiibo Unlock In-Game

We already know what the 30th anniversary series amiibo unlock in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but, with a week until launch, we can discover what the new Breath of the Wild series amiibo do. There aren’t any particular surprises, with each amiibo rewarding players with randomised ingredients, weapons, shields, horse-related items and parts, which are sure to be useful on Link...

Watch Our Nintendo Switch Unboxing Video

With the console’s launch date now but a week away, we have recorded our own Nintendo Switch unboxing video to take a look at what’s inside! We’re unable to match the late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata’s magnificent Wii U Premium Pack unboxing ceremony, but hopefully this will help outline everything that is included while highlighting any extras that you may want to buy....

Eiji Aonuma Records The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Limited Edition Unboxing

The Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma has unboxed The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Limited Edition. This is the European version of the Limited Edition that comes packed with a copy of Link’s open-air adventure on Nintendo Switch, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sound Selection CD, and Master Sword of Resurrection figurine. Those that place their pre-order on the Nin...

GameStop: Nintendo Switch Has Been Met With “Tremendous Demand”

GameStop is pleased with the “tremendous demand” that they have seen with Nintendo Switch, adding that interest as the console’s launch approaches has outpaced Wii U. Such comments were made by the specialist retailer’s senior director of merchandising Eric Bright, where, as part of a wider interview, he praised Nintendo’s decision to launch the console in spring, how...

Nintendo Switch Game File Sizes Detailed

For those looking forward to building a digital library on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo has handily detailed some game file sizes to give a broader impression about how much space you will need. Nintendo Switch has 32GB internal memory, although 6.1GB is reserved for use by the system. That means that many will have to expand the console’s storage capacity with a micro SD card which won’t...

Final Fantasy XIV Could See Release On Nintendo Switch

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn director and producer Naoki Yoshida has once again explained that he is open to the idea of releasing the MMORPG on Nintendo Switch. At the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival 2017 held in Frankfurt this past weekend, Yoshida admitted that a key goal for the development team was to see the game be made available on as many platforms as possible. But, as he had previous...

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