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Marking the Return Part 1: A Metroid II Retrospect

  Posted on 6/26/2017 by Jonathan N

Marking the Return Part 1: A Metroid II Retrospect

Nintendo surprised us all at E3 by announcing Metroid Prime 4, but they surprised us even more with the reveal of the Metroid II remake everyone in the Metroid community has been clamoring for. But why exactly is it that fans desired a remake to begin with? And is MercurySteam really up to the task?

We at Nintendo Castle have taken these considerations into account and put the original Gameboy outing up to th...

Super Nintendo Classic Will be Available this Holiday Season for $79.99

  Posted on 6/26/2017 by Rial Johnson

Super Nintendo Classic Will be Available this Holiday Season for $79.99

It's been rumored for some time now, but Nintendo has finally announced that they will be putting out a Super Nintendo Mini for this holiday season. It's official title (at least in America) is the Super NES Classic Edition. It will be coming out on September 29 and features 21 excellent games. Seriously, the line-up is killer, you can check it out below. Among many greats (Super Mario RPG, Super Metroid, EarthBound, etc...

Salmon Run is the Co-op Mode that Splatoon 2 Really Needed

  Posted on 6/20/2017 by Rial Johnson

Salmon Run is the Co-op Mode that Splatoon 2 Really Needed

We've known about Salmon Run in Splatoon 2 since the April Direct, but we haven't seen much of it since the initial reveal. Luckily, Nintendo had Salmon Run available to demo at E3 this year and we got a chance to try it out. My time with the game was rather brief, but I'd like to share my impressions nonetheless.

For those unfimiliar, Salmon Run is a new local/online co-op mode in Splatoon 2 that can most ea...

Super Mario Odyssey E3 Impressions and Demo Footage

  Posted on 6/17/2017 by Rial Johnson

Super Mario Odyssey E3 Impressions and Demo Footage

Nintendo's biggest showing on the E3 show floor this year was undoubtedly Super Mario Odyssey. The game is the staple release for Switch this holiday season, so it makes sense that the Big N's E3 presentation pivoted around the new flagship Mario game. I got a chance to try out the demo out E3 this year, so I thought I'd share some of my thoughts as well as 20 minutes of footage that showcases both the New Dong City and ...

ARMS is Now Available Worldwide

  Posted on 6/16/2017 by Rial Johnson

ARMS is Now Available Worldwide

Today marks the worldwide release of Nintendo's latest Switch game. The new IP ARMS is now available worldwide. The game is fighting game that features fighters with flexible arms. We've begun work on ARMS content like our ARMS walkthrough and other ARMS guides. Stay tuned for continued coverage as we uncover all of the secrets and features of ARMS!

Yoshi on Switch was Revealed at E3 and is Coming Next Year

  Posted on 6/14/2017 by Rial Johnson

Yoshi on Switch was Revealed at E3 and is Coming Next Year

Joining the recently announced Kirby switch game, it looks like we'll also be getting a new Yoshi game on the Switch. A trailer was shown off during Nintendo's E3 direct that can be seen below. Like Kirby, not much is known about this new Yoshi game, but we do know that it won't see release until 2018. We also know that the game is an action platformer (not much of a surprise) that features a world that can be flipped ba...

A Kirby Game is Coming to Switch in 2018

  Posted on 6/14/2017 by Rial Johnson

A Kirby Game is Coming to Switch in 2018

During Nintendo's E3 direct, we got a first look at a new Kirby game for Switch. We didn't get a final name, release date, or many other details, but we do have a trailer and a few pieces of interesting information. First off, the game won't be ready until 2018, so don't expect to be playing too soon. But when the game does eventually launch on Switch, you'll be able to recruit enemies to help fight along side Kirby. The...

Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga is Being Remade for 3DS

  Posted on 6/14/2017 by Rial Johnson

Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga is Being Remade for 3DS

During Nintendo's Treehouse Live presentation following the E3 direct, two new 3DS games were revealed. The first was a remake of Metroid II in the form of Metroid Samus Returns. The second was a remake of the first Mario & Luigi game for GBA, Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga. The 3DS remake will be called Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (we know, the name is a mouthful). The Bowser's Minions mode...

A Metroid 2 Remake From Nintendo is Coming to 3DS

  Posted on 6/14/2017 by Rial Johnson

A Metroid 2 Remake From Nintendo is Coming to 3DS

Nintendo fans were very surprised that after the much welcomed Metroid Prime 4 announcement from Nintendo's E3 direct, there was still more Metroid to reveal. During the treehouse presentation following the direct the treehouse team revealed that the 3DS would also be getting a metroid game, Metroid Samus Returns. The game is a remake of the 1991 Gameboy title Metroid II: Return of Samus. However, Samus Returns will feat...

Super Mario Odyssey gets an October 27 Release Date

  Posted on 6/13/2017 by Rial Johnson

Super Mario Odyssey gets an October 27 Release Date

During Nintendo's E3 presentation we finally got a release date for Super Mario Odyssey. The game will come exclusively to Nintendo Switch on October 27, 2017. This is a pleasant surprise, as many expected that we wouldn't see the game until mid-November, shortly before black friday. In addition to the release date, a new trailer was also shown off. You can check it out below.

We got to try out Super Mario Od...

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