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

Target inventory system lists standalone Wolf Link amiibo

Looks like we might have found what one of those mysterious amiibo listings was for. Target's inventory system is currently showing a listing for a standalone Wolf Link amiibo. Perhaps a new design to go along with the Wolf Link appearance in Breath of the Wild?

Three unexplained CPSIA Certificates for amiibo surface

Three mystery CPSIA certificates for amiibo have surfaced. There's only speculation on what they match up with right now, but it's certainly not a coincidence to see them listed this week. The discussion right now is that one of the listings points to a two-pack. Let's hope we find out what these are for come tomorrow.

Nintendo's EU YouTube channels changing over to red logo as well

Nintendo of Europe's various websites have gotten a red/white makeover, and now Nintendo is sweeping through their YouTube channels to do the same. I visit these channels every day, and today was the first day where all the logos have jumped to the red/white design. I guess Nintendo is pretty serious about this color branding!

The Shin Megami Tensei 25th anniversary project website is now open

Click here to check out the website!

Platinum president wants to create brand-new original IP within the next 3 years

Coming from Platinum Games' president, Kenichi Sato...

Last year, PlatinumGames celebrated its 10th anniversary, and it proved to be a major turning point in our company’s history. We’ve worked hard to reorganize our company in order to achieve further progress in the next 10 years, such as by reforming the company structure and by improving the working conditions. I have also told all of the company staff about my intentions to create a completely new and original company-owned IP within 3 years. Ever since PlatinumGames was founded, we’ve always dreamed of owning our own IP, and last year we made the first steps towards achieving that goal.

Nintendo looking to hire new PR manager

Public Relations Manager, Nintendo of America

Location: Redwood City, California

Do you want to be a part of the Nintendo public relations team that is going to make history in video games and beyond in 2017? Nintendo is embarking on an exciting journey ahead, with the launch of the highly anticipated Nintendo Switch, release of blockbuster games like Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and momentum in the mobile space building off of popular games such as Super Mario Run.

We’re looking for a superstar Public Relations Manager with a proven track record who will help us tell these and many other stories. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding and experience with the kids, parents, family media landscape and strong relationships with top media, bloggers and influencers as well as a working knowledge of social media. Also a passion for video games and experience with product launches appealing to a broad range of consumers. If that’s you and you’d love to be part of the adventure, we want to hear from you.

Full job listing here