Ubisoft started working on a potential StarFox cameo for Starlink: Battle for Atlas before it was approved by Nintendo

Turns out the Starlink dev team really, really wanted to get StarFox representation in their game. We know that Nintendo and Ubisoft partnered up on the idea, but the real interesting tidbit is that Ubisoft started working on the collab before it got official approval! Starlink Producer Matthew Rose shared the details via an Okay Cool interview.

“So we always thought “maybe, maybe they’ll be interested. Maybe this is something we can do” and so we started right away, because we were like “we’re so excited by even them having this conversation with us, even though they hadn’t confirmed anything.” And so we started working. We started drawing concepts, we made a 3D-printed Arwing that had their proper connectors and toys in it so that you could take it apart and everything.”

Early reports put Switch at 260k sold for Sept. 2018 in U.S., down year-on-year

We won't know the full details of Sept. 2018's NPD report until next week, but we know the figures are out there for some members of the press. Obviously things leak, which has lead to reports of Switch sales for the month. In Sept. 2018, we're hearing that the Switch moved 260k units, which would be down compared to Sept. 2017. We'll update with more details if they come in.

Funko Pop! line of Fortnite figurines on the way

Are you a fan of Funko Pop!? How about a fan of Fortnite? If so, your worlds are set to combine on Nov. 21st. The following costumes from Fortnite are getting Funko Pop! adaptations, with each costing $11.

- Black Knight
- Brite Bomber
- Cuddle Team Leader
- Highrise Assault Trooper
- Love Ranger
- Merry Marauder
- Moonwalker
- Omega
- Raptor
- Skull Trooper
- Tower Recon Specialist

Splatoon 2's Splatoween Tour + Holiday amiibo Costumes footage

We take a spooky tour of Splatoon 2's Splatoween Halloween-themed Splatfest, including a decked out Inkopolis and new Holiday costumes you unlock with the new Splatoon 2 amiibo!

Drinkbox wanted to show a different side of Mexico with Guacamelee! and its sequel

The original Guacamelee came to the Wii U, and recently released on Switch. The sequel is coming to Switch before the year closes out. In an interview with Engadget, Augusto Quijano, the game's lead concept artist and animator, discussed how the team wanted to present a game world that showcased Mexico in a different light than most media.

"A lot of the genesis of Guacamelee! was seeing how Mexico had been represented before, as very drab and violent, and one-note. You always need somebody else to come to this lawless place to save them. That was a completely different experience for me, as a Mexican. I wanted to show the other side of it. Mexico, Mexicans -- they love being represented in media because we are underrepresented."

Starlink: Battle for Atlas producer talks future collabs with Nintendo, working with StarFox a 'dream come true'

Ubisoft and Nintendo are better friends right now than they've ever been, thanks to a pair of some rather high-profile collaborations. What's next for the two? Starlink: Battle for Atlas' producer Matthew Rose talked about the next step for the relationship between the two companies.

I think it will develop organically. That having been said, those organic collaborations and those incredible merging of teams and minds and brand can only be possible thanks to this longstanding trust and longstanding relationship where Ubisoft has always been a big supporter of Nintendo consoles, from the Super Nintendo days and across all platforms, and so I think one of the really neat things about Ubisoft is, in many ways, it’s still this family company and Yves Guillemot [Ubisoft CEO] is really… builds these longterm relationships where he can build this trust and he can have this really lasting relationship that makes things like this possible.

So, for us on the development side, you know, it’s a dream come true. We dreamed of the chance to do something like this, and when the opportunity presented itself we poured everything we had into trying to make that a reality.”

IGN Video - 10 Awesome Switch Games For Under $10

Some of the best cheap, fun games you can buy for Switch right now!

Nintendo Minute - Playing Pokémon: Let’s Go w/ Junichi Masuda

Hi! We were in New York last week and had the best time hanging out with some of you at Nintendo NY and getting a chance to play Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! with Mr. Masuda and Mr. Nabana. It was really the best week ever! We want to thank you so much if you came out to Nintendo NY to hang out with us. We hope to do it again soon. As always, hope you enjoyed this video and we’ll see you next week!

Hot Springs Story - two more trailers

Build and manage the ultimate Japanese hot springs inn. Build your own resort and propel it to success with but a touch of the finger in this one-of-a-kind simulation! Rooms, restaurants, arcades, and baths--position each facility to lull your guests into hot spring Nirvana and skyrocket your establishment to fame!

Two Tribes explains why Swap This! disappeared from mobile platforms, and the jump to Switch

Swap This! was released on mobile devices a number of years ago, but it disappeared almost as soon as it went live. The game has been missing in action ever since, but that's about to change with the upcoming Switch port. In an interview with Nintendo Life, Two Tribes explains what happens to the mobile version, and why they decided to give the game a second chance on Switch.

Unfortunately we ran into a problem with the game's publisher, which resulted in the game only being available for a few weeks before we pulled it. Over the last several years we've been toying with the idea of releasing the game again in an updated fashion, and the Switch was the perfect opportunity to do so.

Swap This! asks players to bring their best gaming skills to the table, which fits the Switch audience perfectly. It just feels great to play the game in your hands on the Switch's responsive touchscreen.