Ark: Survival Evolved mod added in Pokemon, gets hit with DMCA

UPDATE - It seems it was actually another modder behind the DMCA! Thanks to Ms Fortune for the heads up!

You're looking at a mod of Ark: Survival Evolved that added in Pokemon. Soon after the mod was released, it was hit with a DMCA. Looks like Nintendo and Pokemon Company's spies are everywhere!

Yacht Club pledges to work on something aside from Shovel Knight in 2017

Whatever these guys do, I hope they take the platformer route. They clearly have a knack for that old-school feel!

Nintendo opens Japanese Instagram account


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The first and only pic on Nintendo's new Japanese Instagram account. Might be an interesting one to follow leading up to the Switch launch!

Damon Baker suggests more Switch reveals and updates coming within next few weeks

Reggie comments the future of Mother 3 and Metroid

The following information comes from a GameSpot interview with Reggie Fils-Aime:

Oh, so earlier today I got asked about Mother 3; maybe you can ask me about Metroid. Look, again, I am proud as an executive with Nintendo to say that we look at all of the boards and all of the comments and we really have a good understanding of what our consumers want. And believe me, we take that to heart as we work to create content.

So I have nothing to announce--here. But we are aware that there are some key IP that consumers just can't wait for the next true installment in that franchise's legacy. Suffice it to say, we're aware of it, and talk to me in a year and let's look back and see what's happened.

Nintendo Switch won't have Miiverse or StreetPass

The following information comes from a GamesBeat interview with David Young, Nintendo of America’s assistant manager of public relations:

"I can answer that we’re not going to be using Miiverse for Nintendo Switch."

Young said that the lack of StreetPass plays into the idea of the Switch as a home console, not a portable system (even if it offers on-the-go playing). Miiverse is Nintendo’s take on a social media platform for both the Wii U and the 3DS. StreetPass is a 3DS feature that let players exchange game data when they passed other 3DS owners in real life.

Nintendo Switch messenger bags filled with merchandise being given to media

Nintendo of America updates release schedule, pushes Rime & Disgea 5 forward

Originally, Nintendo posted the following picture when showcasing their release schedule...

?They have since then removed the original picture and updated it with the following picture...

The most notable changes are that the logos for Skyrim, NBA 2K18, and Fifa have been updated, and Rime and Disgead 5 have been added into the Spring 2017 slot. 

Farming Simulator announced for Nintendo 3DS and Switch