Back after Nintendo had already made two consoles, the NES and SNES, Nintendo was working with Sony to try and create a console collaboration with them that would be an SNES with a CD-ROM drive, called the Playstation. However, for unknown reasons, Nintendo left their partnership with Sony to instead collaborate on a console with Philips, which would then of course lead to the infamous Philips CD-i. You can continue reading for more info on this after the break, as well as for pictures of this prototype, as well as a video of it.
Recently revealed by Yacht Club Games earlier this week, Shovel Knight will be getting a retail release later this year. The popular 2D side scrolling game has already been released on multiple platforms such as Steam, Wii U, 3DS, PS4, and Xbox One, but not retail until later this year. Shovel Knight will be releasing retail on all of those platforms, except for PC, which is only for Europe. It will be releasing in stores for a price of $19.99 on October 13, 2015 for North America, and October 16, 2015 for Europe. Will you be buying Shovel Knight later this year if you don't have it yet? You can preorder the game now on Amazon, GameStop, and Best Buy.
Nintendo has revealed via their Twitter this morning that a new mode will be coming to Splatoon tomorrow night. This mode is the Tower Control mode, which is a ranked battle we first found out about during the Splatoon Direct. The new mode will be available to play tomorrow night at 7PM PT (10PM EST). There will also be a Nintendo Treehouse: Live to show off Splatoon's Tower control later today at 3PM PT (6PM EST). Are you looking forward to the new mode? You can check out a preview of the new mode after the break.
Splatoon will be receiving its first sort of balance patch, like Smash Bros, soon. The update will be coming out before the first North American Splatfest that is on next Saturday, July 4, so there can be balance fixes and fixes to Splatfest as well for the big event. You can check after the break for update notes on Splatoon's 1.3.0 update, releasing July 1 in Japan and June 30 in North America. Will you be playing at Splatfest?
Nintendo has announced that the Nintendo Zone Viewer application on Nintendo 3DS systems will be ending. Originally announced in October of 2008, Nintendo Zone was for Nintendo DSi systems to get original content exclusive to the area. The Nintendo Zone Viewer application was already on Nintendo 3DS systems when you got one, and was used to view exclusive 3D videos, upcoming previews, video game trivias, and even more exclusive content. You can check after the break for the full service update of Nintendo Zone Viewer and information on its discontinuation.
Nintendo has revealed news details on the upcoming Fire Emblem game, Fire Emblem Fates, which has just recently released in Japan today, and will be releasing in North America and Europe later on in 2016. You can continue reading after the break to see some new information on the game.One of the big things in this is that they have decided to include same-sex marriage in this new Fire Emblem game.
Unlike Nintendo's Mii simulator game released last June, Tomodachi Life, Fire Emblem Fates will include same-sex marriage in both the Conquest and Birthright editions of the game. However, fans will need to purchase the Conquest edition for a relationship between two male characters, or the Birthright edition if they want a relationship between two female characters.
Adding onto this, Nintendo said, "We believe that our gameplay experiences should reflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate and, at the same time, we will always design the game specifications of each title by considering a variety of factors, such as the game's scenario and the nature of the game play." "In the end of course, the game should be fun to play. We feel that Fire Emblem Fates is indeed enjoyable to play and we hope fans like the game."
A new Iwata Asks has also been put out recently about Fire Emblem Fates. New details such as the storyline, the enemy/ally relationship, and also the fact that the previous Fire Emblem game, Fire Emblem Awakening, had meant to be the last in the series. You can check out the full Iwata Asks on Fire Emblem Fates here. Are you excited for the new edition to the Fire Emblem franchise? Fire Emblem Fates will be releasing next year in 2016 for North America and Europe.
An interesting twist on both the Mario & Luigi and Paper Mario franchises was introduced today in the form of Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam. The game features Mario & Luigi teaming up with their paper forms. New features include rhythm-based giant papercraft battles and using Paper Mario's unique ability and attributes to solve puzzles. The game will come to 3DS in the Spring of 2016. Click Read More to check out the official trailer and artwork!
Although it may not be the Metroid Prime sequel we were hoping for on Wii U, the Blast Ball that was showcased at the Nintendo World Championships turned out to be a new Metroid game, Metroid Prime: Federation Force. The game features a 4-player co-op adventure, with Blast Ball as a 3-on-3 mini game option. The game is being developed by Next Level Games, and will be available in the first quarter of 2016. Check out after the break for more information, a trailer, and all of the released assets!
During Nintendo's E3 Digital Event today, more details were revealed about Super Mario Maker. Nintendo already showed more gameplay of the game the other night as the final game of the Nintendo World Championships 2015. You can read about some new features in Super Mario Maker and check out the new trailer for the game after the break.
Nintendo opened it's Digital Even at E3 this year by showcasing the previously announced Star Fox Wii U game. Star Fox Zero takes on the traditional dogfighting style gameplay and features familiar characters like Fox, Falco, Peppy, and Pigma. Although it plays similarly to Star Fox 64, Star Fox Zero will be a completely new adventure. The game features 1-2 players, is co-developed by Platinum Games, and will be available this holiday season. Hit the jump for a trailer, screenshots, and more information.
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