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Marking the Return Part 2: Exploring Another Metroid 2 Remake

Post Date: 7/25/2017 10:42:11 PM

Marking the Return Part 2: Exploring Another Metroid 2 Remake

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 the pedestal...

Splatoon 2: What You Need To Know

Post Date: 7/20/2017 7:09:27 PM

Splatoon 2: What You Need To Know

Splatoon’s sequel, Splatoon 2, is arriving in stores tomorrow! It has already been a little over two years since the original game release for Wii U, and now those who missed out on the game can get it on Nintendo Switch. However, you may not be entirely sure about getting this game, whether you played the original game or not. Well fear not, because we’re here to help you, to tell you all you need to know a...

Flip Wars Gets a Release Date of August 10

Post Date: 7/14/2017 12:27:58 PM

Flip Wars Gets a Release Date of August 10

Flip Wars, the new Nintendo Switch game originally titled Project Mekuru, will be getting its North American release next month. This new game will pit up to 4 players against each other in order to dominate as much of a board as they can while opponents can ‘flip’ their color. There will also be plenty of power items to help you gain victory, including a speed boost and an item that gives you invincibility....

Nintendo's Plans for SDCC 2017 Revealed

Post Date: 7/13/2017 10:23:55 PM

Nintendo's Plans for SDCC 2017 Revealed

In one week, many Nintendo fans in the San Diego area will have their chance to try out some of the upcoming and already released Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS games at San Diego Comic Con 2017. At this year’s SDCC, which will be held July 20 through July 23, Nintendo will have demos for everyone to try including ARMS, 1-2-Switch, Super Mario Odyssey, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Miitopia, Hey! PIKMIN, and p...

An Apologetic Take on the Cease of NES Classic Production

Post Date: 7/8/2017 12:05:49 PM

An Apologetic Take on the Cease of NES Classic Production

If you’ve been following gaming news at all recently, you’re probably familiar with the NES Classic. For those who aren’t, Nintendo put out a miniature version of the NES that came preloaded with 30 classic games, including most of Nintendo’s biggest hits, and a controller in late 2016. The whole package retailed for $59.99. While you’ve probably heard of it, there’s a good chance tha...

Splatoon 2 Direct Recap, Everything You Need to Know

Post Date: 7/6/2017 9:40:33 PM

Splatoon 2 Direct Recap, Everything You Need to Know

Earlier today, Nintendo streamed a special Splatoon 2 themed Nintendo Direct. It detailed many already confirmed game modes like Turf War, Salmon Run, League Battles, Splat Zones, Tower Control, and Rainmaker. The direct also delved a little deeper into the world of Splatoon, showcasing some of the gear and clothing as well as the colorful folks who will sell it to you. We also caught news about the first Splatfest and ...

The First Splatoon 2 Splatfest Will be Held on July 15

Post Date: 7/6/2017 9:13:55 PM

The First Splatoon 2 Splatfest Will be Held on July 15

During today's Splatoon 2 Direct, the first of many Splatfests for Splatoon 2 was announced. This time, it'll take place before the release of the game. On July 15 from 3 PM PT - 7 PM PT anyone can try out the World Premiere Splatfest. If you live in Europe, the time is shifted to a more reasonable hour: the event starts at 6 PM CEST. Make sure to download the demo from the eshop anytime before the demo if you want to p...

Splatoon 2 Nintendo Direct to Broadcast on July 6

Post Date: 7/3/2017 6:53:04 PM

Splatoon 2 Nintendo Direct to Broadcast on July 6

After the launch of ARMS last month, the next big Nintendo title coming to Switch is Splatoon 2. We’ve heard quite a lot about this game since it was revealed back in January, but it looks like we’ll get one more burst of information this Thursday. On July 6 at 7 AM PT/10 AM ET Nintendo will air a Splatoon 2 direct. This direct will likely be rather short, probably 8-15 minutes in length, and give us some la...

SteamWorld Dig 2 is Coming to Switch Late Summer or Early Fall

Post Date: 6/27/2017 9:59:23 PM

SteamWorld Dig 2 is Coming to Switch Late Summer or Early Fall

We've known that SteamWorld Dig 2 was coming to the Switch before any other console for some time now. It was pegged for 2017 when announced, but the kind folks over at Image & Form have narrowed down the release window. The game is "pretty much finished now", and will be released in a few months after a final polish. This means that the game will land on Switch during the late summer or early fall. It will release ...

Marking the Return Part 1: A Metroid II Retrospect

Post Date: 6/26/2017 9:59:34 PM

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 the pedestal...

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