As promised at the launch of Splatoon private matchmaking and new gear will be made available in a major update on August 5th. Two private matchmaking modes including Squad Battle which lets players make squads of 2-4 players and play Ranked Battle modes against other teams and Private Battle which allows completely private game rooms with lots of customizing options. The new update also includes a level cap increase from 20 to 50, a rank cap increase of A+ to S+, and new weapon types and gear. Check out the full press release below and stay tuned for more information on future content!
It sure seems like Nintendo is keeping up their word about post-launch content in Splatoon. Another map will be added to Splatoon tomorrow night, Camp Triggerfish, which we have already seen several times before. Once the new map is added to Splatoon tomorrow night at 7PM PT (10PM EST), there will be a total of 10 maps to play on in Splatoon. Are you excited for Camp Triggerfish? You can check out some pictures of the new map after the break.
Nintendo is partnering with Facebook for Facebook employees to make a new level in Super Mario Maker. Facebook employees will apparently be competing against each other to have their own map as a bonus level in Super Mario Maker, once the game is released. You will be able to see behind the scenes footage of the Facebook employee competition on Nintendo's Facebook page sometime in the next few weeks. Hopefully the winning level will be a good one. You can check after the break for the full press release.
Project Cars, a racing simulator game, has officially been cancelled for the Nintendo Wii U. Delayed multiple times, this game finally released on PS4, Windows (PC), and Xbox One back in May. Most problems with the Wii U version came from the framerate not doing as well as it was on the other versions. Before E3 2015, the developer of the game, Slightly Mad Studios, said that they were hoping for Nintendo to announce their "NX" at E3 2015, which they did not. With that in mind, Slighty Mad Studios has finally cancelled the Wii U version, stating, "It is simply too much for Wii U." Hopefully we will see the game hit Nintendo NX in the future.
FreakZone Games, the geniuses behind Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures have officially announced Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures 2 at SGC 2015. The original hit, Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures was based off of James Rolfe's YouTube channel character, the Angry Video Game Nerd, which you can check out here. You can find out some more about the game after the break.
Splatoon has had many new maps added recently, and many new weapons, as well as new modes. Now, two more new weapons are arriving later tonight! They are the N-ZAP '89, and the Octobrush. The N-ZAP '89 includes Sprinkler as the sub-weapon, and Inkstrike as the special weapon, while the Octobrush is a new brush that comes with Squid Beacons as the sub-weapon, and Kraken as its special weapon. These two new weapons will be arriving tonight at 7PM PT (10PM EST). Are you excited for these new weapons? You can check out some images of these new weapons after the break.
Rest in Peace to the president of Nintendo himself, Satoru Iwata, aged 55. If you are reading this right now, yes, it is true that Iwata has sadly passed away. Iwata has passed away, "due to a bile duct growth." He had to skip going to E3 2014 due to medical issues, which it was later revealed that Iwata was undergoing surgery for a tumor in the bile duct. Iwata passed away yesterday, July 11, 2015. Many people are already mourning his loss on Twitter, including Sakurai himself, the director of the Super Smash Bros. series. Iwata will certainly stay in all of our hearts, and he will surely be missed. RIP Satoru Iwata. You can check out the official statement from Nintendo on Iwata's death here.
Following the announcement of the Second North American Splatfest, Nintendo of America has confirmed that a new map will be entering the Splatoon map rotation later today: Moray Towers. The Map will be joining 8 others already available and feature a number of narrow pathways. Moray Towers will be available starting July 10th at 7 P.M. PT (10 P.M. ET). Are you enjoying the frequent content updates since the release of Splatoon?
Following the very successful last week that featured Cats and Dogs (congratulations to Team Dog for the win), Nintendo of America has announced via Twitter that the second North American Splatfest will be held from July 17th (9 P.M. PT) to July 18th (9 P.M. PT). Splatoon players will have to choose between two popular summer attractions of Roller Coasters and Water Slides, and then be willing to defend their choice against the opposing team all day by way of Turf Wars. Make sure to turn on Splatoon on July 17th to climb the ranks and support your team!
As revealed by developer Nicalis on Twitter, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth will be launching on the New 3DS, Wii U, and Xbox One on July 23rd. Originally slated for a 3DS release back in 2012, Nintendo did not pass the game on it's content review on account of religious content. It seems Nintendo has had a change of heart, so this definitive edition of The Binding of Isaac will be hitting Nintendo platforms for the first time! July 23rd is the North American release date, stay tuned for news on a European launch!
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