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Nintendo Switch News

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

Luigi’s Death Stare Returns In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Pre-Order Bonus

The Nintendo Official UK Store has once again embraced Luigi’s death stare, a meme that Mario’s younger brother sparked in Wii U exclusive Mario Kart 8. After serving up Boo and Feather Mugs as pre-order bonuses for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the online retailer is now offering a t-shirt emblazoned with “Dare To Stare!” and Luigi confidently driving his kart. This Mario Kart 8 De...

Earthlock: Festival Of Magic On Wii U Will Release “As Soon As Possible”

Snowcastle Games has assured their Kickstarter backers that they are still hard at work developing the Wii U version for Earthlock: Festival of Magic, which will see release “as soon as possible.” The developer also addressed a question around whether there were plans to bring the game to Nintendo Switch, sharing that, if it did happen, backers would receive a copy for both Nintendo Sw...

VIZ Media Localising Splatoon Manga Series

VIZ Media has announced that they are hard at work localising the Splatoon manga series, marking the first time that it will be made available outside Japan. The manga series was penned by Sankichi Hinodeya and had been published each month in Japan’s CoroCoro Comic. It stars Blue Team and sees them take on other Inkling teams in Turf War, introducing new weapons and stages that had appeared...

The Binding Of Isaac amiibo Needs An Overdue Hug

If there is one character that was in need of a long overdue hug, it would be Isaac. When devilish voices lead his mother to take away his toys, drawings and clothes, lock him in his room and then, later on, threaten to sacrifice him, it’s understandable that The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ protagonist can’t stop crying. But, there is certainly one thing that Isaac can be happy about...

Mr. Shifty Update Targets Frame Rate Stutter And Slowdowns

Mr. Shifty has been a more stylish addition to the Nintendo Switch game line-up, but, since release, many have complained about performance issues. tinyBuild Games has been hard at work to address the “frame stutter and slowdowns,” with a software update on the way that will help you succeed in your teleportation-fueled heist to break into the world’s most secure facility. “...

YEBIS 3 Adds Nintendo Switch Support

Silicon Studio has made life a little easier for developers, having announced that YEBIS 3 now supports Nintendo Switch. The advanced optical effects middleware product has been used for games such as Dark Souls III, MotoGP 15, Dragon Ball Xenoverse, Bloodborne, Fighter Within, and Dynasty Warriors 7, having attracted companies such as Square Enix, Ubisoft, Koei Tecmo Games, FromSoftware, Sony Com...

Protect Your Nintendo Switch With The Near Indestructible 1170 Custom Case

With Nintendo Switch presenting the chance to enjoy home console gaming on the go, many have looked to make sure that they can keep their console protected in the best way possible. That’s where The Pelican Store comes in, who have produced a watertight, crushproof and dust-proof 1170 Nintendo Switch Custom Case, which can be seen as a near indestructible option for you to consider. The case...

Kamiko Arrives On Nintendo Switch This Week

After entrancing us with VOEZ, it has been revealed that Flyhigh Works will release Kamiko on Nintendo Switch this week. The action-arcade game has already proven popular with those that have turned to the Japanese Nintendo eShop to buy it early, but it will soon become available to those in Europe and North America without having to do so. Within, players will fight as three priestesses called Ka...

Super Bomberman R Update Version 1.3 Adds Four New VS Stages

Konami has deployed another software update for Super Bomberman R, introducing new content and gameplay improvements to help players blast their way to victory. That sees four new VS stages be added to the shop, as well as two new accessory series. But what impresses most are the broad improvements that have been made to the game. These range from an improved frame rate, tweaks to the controls and...

Nintendo Switch Celebrates Second Biggest Platform Launch Since 1995

Nintendo of America had shared that Nintendo Switch had become the fastest-selling system in the company’s history in the region, but the console’s early success doesn’t simply end there. The NPD Group has now reported that Nintendo Switch was able to celebrate “the second biggest launch for any video game platform since 1995,” which is no mean feat. We can also learn that ...

Nintendo Switch Sales Outpace PS4 Launch In Japan

With Nintendo Switch becoming the fastest-selling system in Nintendo’s history in both Europe and North America, many have been interested to see how the console performs in Japan. That has seen similar success, and, while we may not know whether it is at record-breaking levels, interest in the console at launch has outpaced the PlayStation 4. 2ch has tallied the numbers, which reveal that N...

Nintendo eShop Update: 20th April 2017 (North America)

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap and Urban Trial Freestyle 2 headline this week’s Nintendo eShop update in North America. However, this week’s big surprise sees Game Boy Advance classics Rayman 3 and Rayman Advance release on the Wii U Virtual Console service. Nintendo eShop Sales Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U available this week on Nint...

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