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8bitdo controllers now work with the Nintendo Switch


The following blurb comes from TheVerge:

8bitdo — the company behind a range of excellent retro-style game controllers — is now offering support for Nintendo Switch. Today the company is releasing a firmware update that makes all of its controllers compatible with Nintendo’s newest console... For now, it’ll be handy for playing old-school Neo Geo games, puzzle games like Puyo Puyo Tetris, or if you need another controller (or two) for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe tournaments.

You can purchase 8bitdo's controllers by clicking here!

Here's a bit of footage showing one of the controllers in action. Thanks to MistaCube for the heads up!

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 - New trailer, new info


The following information comes from an interview from GamesBeat with Game Director Arthur Parsons:

GamesBeat: Are you also changing up some of the gameplay?

Parsons: We’re trying to refresh everything. We want to make this game feel fresh and new and invigorated. But at the same time you can’t lose that core Lego DNA. That’s a vital ingredient, along with the fun and the humor. If it’s not funny, it can’t go in. Or we like to think it’s funny, anyway. First and foremost it has to be authentic to the IP, the way the players want. But we’re trying to refresh everything.

The combat is getting a massive overhaul. You’ll find that, in the final game, there’s a whole host of different enemy encounters and ways of interacting with different characters. The core controls are getting an overhaul. We identified every single touch point and asked ourselves, “How do we improve all of these things?” Some are getting a slight overhaul and some are getting a massive one, but we’re trying to refresh everything.

GamesBeat: Are we talking about dozens of characters you can play, or even more?

Parsons: In the full, final roster? There will be a couple of hundred. It’s going to be a big number. But it’s not settled yet. We’re always adjusting and adding to that. We work very closely with the Marvel guys. They’re always suggesting new characters to add, so that number will only go up.


Click here to read the full interview!

Dive into the World of Nintendo on the 2017 Summer of Play Tour

Nintendo is Visiting Locations Across the Country with Some of Its Hottest Games for Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS Family of Systems

REDMOND, Wash., May 23, 2017 – With universally loved franchises like Super Mario, Mario Kart and The Legend of Zelda, Nintendo has been a staple in many families’ lives for decades. Now with games like Splatoon 2 and ARMS, fun new memories can be created this summer. As part of its 2017 Summer of Play tour, Nintendo is taking its Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS family of systems across the country so families everywhere can experience the latest installments in these beloved franchises firsthand. From the critically acclaimed The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to games like that offer social competitive fun like ARMS, Splatoon 2 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch, the 2017 Summer of Play tour is the perfect destination for kids and parents alike. In addition to getting hands-on time with Nintendo’s popular Nintendo Switch console, visitors of the tour will be able to try out Nintendo’s latest hand-held, the New Nintendo 2DS XL system, as well as the upcoming Hey! PIKMIN and Miitopia games for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

“For families looking to purchase Nintendo Switch or a new handheld in the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, the Summer of Play tour is the perfect opportunity to give these popular systems a try,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “And since each stop is filled with familiar Nintendo characters and camera-ready visuals, the tour is a great place to spend a summer afternoon, take photos and create long-lasting memories with everyone in the family.”

The Summer of Play tour will visit the following locations:

Date
City
Venue


June 9-11
Irvine, California
Irvine Spectrum Center

June 16-18
Pleasanton, California
Alameda County Fair

June 23-25
Bloomington, Minnesota
Mall of America®

June 30-July 2
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest Grounds)

July 7-9
Chicago
Navy Pier

July 14-16
Glendale, Arizona
Arrowhead Towne Center

July 20-23
San Diego
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina (San Diego Comic-Con)

July 28-30
Arlington, Texas
The Parks Mall at Arlington

Aug. 4-6
Miami, Florida
Aventura Mall

Aug. 11-13
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Musikfest

Aug. 18-20
New York
DUMBO Waterfront

Aug. 25-27
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
King of Prussia Mall

Sept. 2-4
Baltimore
Harborplace

Each one of these stops will feature a veritable Nintendo playground of fun activities to enjoy. In addition to snapping photos in front of the colorful visuals full of recognizable Nintendo characters like Mario and the Inklings from the Splatoon series, families will be able to play Nintendo games together, choosing from a wide variety of Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS games. People who pre-order or purchase select Nintendo games at participating GameStop locations near the 2017 Summer of Play tour stops will receive a Nintendo branded PopSocket mobile accessory device (limited quantity; while supplies last).

Nintendo Switch games scheduled to appear on the tour include:
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
1-2-Switch
Snipperclips – Cut it out, together!
ARMS
Splatoon 2
Super Bomberman R
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers
Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition
Nintendo 3DS games scheduled to appear on the tour include:
Pokémon Sun
Pokémon Moon
Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Hey! PIKMIN
Miitopia

On top of all the fun and games, My Nintendo members who check in with their My Nintendo QR Code will also be able to receive a free gift item (while supplies last). For more information, visit https://my.nintendo.com/news.

For additional details about the Summer of Play tour, including specific times and locations, visit http://www.nintendo.com/events.

Remember that Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/switch/ or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.


Arms Nintendo Direct and new Splatoon 2 trailer to be revealed tomorrow


Harvest Moon: Light of Hope announced for the Nintendo Switch


Burlingame, CA. – May 16th, 2017 – In celebration of Harvest Moon’s 20th anniversary, Natsume Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, and Rising Star Games, European video game publisher and long-standing partner of Natsume, today announced an all-new title, Harvest Moon: Light of Hope. The new game will encompass twenty years of spirit that has made the franchise what it is today, and will be available on Nintendo Switch, Steam, and PlayStation 4! This is the first time the Harvest Moon brand will be on Steam and the Nintendo Switch. The title will be playable on both Switch and PC in the Natsume booth at E3 2017 in South Hall, Booth 2047 in June.

In Harvest Moon: Light of Hope, players begin the game as they set out looking for a fresh start and new surroundings. During their voyage, their ship is hit by a monsoon and goes down. As they drift into a small harbor town, now in a shambles from the storm, it will be up to the player to help rebuild the town and save the lighthouse…but it won’t be easy! Nevertheless, with some hard work growing crops, tending livestock, and gathering materials for repairs, players will be able to make new friends, start a family, revive the lighthouse, and save the town!

“Harvest Moon: Light of Hope will set itself apart from other Harvest Moon titles with its depth, including a robust story and clear-cut goals,” said Hiro Maekawa, President & CEO of Natsume. “We set out to create a SNES-style nostalgic game with deep and meaningful characters and events, and we are excited to have our fans play it at E3 and tell us what they think!”

“Partnering with Natsume for over a decade, we’ve been delighted to bring the joyful gameplay of Harvest Moon to fans in Europe and beyond”, said Martin Defries, Managing Director, Rising Star Games. “We are excited to be part of the unveiling of Harvest Moon: Light of Hope at E3”.


Project Rap Rabbit re-examining Nintendo Switch Kickstarter stretch goal


The following information comes from the KickStarter page for Project Rap Rabbit:

Firstly – Another huge, huge thank you to everybody who’s backed, shared, liked, commented or even simply looked at Project Rap Rabbit so far. We’ve been blown away by the response since we first unveiled Project Rap Rabbit four days ago. Over the last 24 hours we’ve been taking the time to digest all your comments, wishes and feedback, and one request stands out above all others: a significantly lower Nintendo Switch goal.

We want to let you know that we hear you loud and clear. As a result, we are busy re-examining our Stretch Goal format to prioritise a Nintendo Switch version of Project Rap Rabbit above other features.

This is a process we need to undertake carefully and methodically, so please bear with us while we piece together our new plan. We’ll update our Stretch Goals as soon as we possibly can – until then, keep the comments flooding in on social media and here on the Kickstarter page, and we’ll continue to answer all your questions.


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