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Genyo Takeda Retires From Nintendo Next Month

Signalling the end of an era, Nintendo has announced that representative director and technology fellow Genyo Takeda will retire. Takeda, who will be remembered for having a long and illustrious history at the company, will retire on June 29th after the 77th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. Soon after he joined Nintendo in 1972, Takeda became known for his work in Nintendo’s Integrate...

NBA Playgrounds Slam Dunks Nintendo Switch On May 9th

Classic NBA arcade action will soon be back, with NBA Playgrounds locking in a date for when you can slam dunk baskets on Nintendo Switch. The high-flying two-on-two basketball game will let you practice your skills before competing with up to three other players on the console. You will put your talents to use by performing acrobatic jams and catch your opponent unaware with your ridiculous displ...

Analyst Predicts That Nintendo Switch Will Be More Profitable Than Wii

Nintendo Switch has already become the fastest-selling system in the Nintendo’s history, early success that has seen the company’s share price climb 20.74 percent since launch. But, analysts believe there is a reason for shareholders to be even more excited. Morgan Stanley research analyst Masahiro Ono believes that Nintendo Switch has the potential to become as successful as the Wii, ...

Famitsu Survey Reveals Nintendo Switch Owners Thoughts About The Console

Famitsu has published a recent survey that the publication ran, which had asked readers about their experience with Nintendo Switch so far. The weekly Japanese publication tallied answers submitted from 1,294 owners, with questions covering why they bought the console and when they purchased it, to where they are playing it most and how satisfied they are with Nintendo Switch. The Legend of Zelda:...

Super Mario Run Update Version 2.1.0 Now Available

Players continue to dash, leap, and vault their way through the Mushroom Kingdom in Super Mario Run, and Nintendo has released a new software update that sees their entertaining auto-runner now on version 2.1.0. This increased the number of Toads that can live in your kingdom, adds new buildings, lets you use your customised Mii character created in Miitomo as your player icon, and implements Game...

Classic Sonic Conquers Green Hill Zone In Sonic Forces Video

Teased in the recent Nintendo Direct, SEGA has released brand new Classic Sonic gameplay footage from Sonic Forces. This sees the blue blur effortlessly blaze a trail through Green Hill Zone, with classic Badnik enemies such as the Piranha and Bee as well as robotic monsters seen in the character’s more recent games. SEGA having previously confirmed that there will be three unique gameplay s...

Axiom Verge Guns For Nintendo Switch Physical Release

Update: Dan Adelman has clarified that, unfortunately, Axiom Verge is not currently headed to Nintendo Switch. “Sorry to be a bummer but if you listen to the podcast, you’ll see that Tom never said that Axiom Verge is confirmed for Switch,” Adelman clarified. When asked if it could happen in the future, he added: “100% up to Nintendo of America. It could have been a launch ...

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. “...

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