Introducing the Nintendo Switch Lite

To help get us through the rest of the week, Nintendo held a surprise announcement, introducing a brand new member of the Nintendo Switch family; Nintendo Switch Lite.

The new system, which launches worldwide on the 20th September, is an alternative option for player who want a cheaper and exclusively handheld Nintendo Switch experience. The Nintendo Switch Lite has a smaller form factor, integrated controls, a lighter weight, a slightly smaller screen, and can only be used in handheld mode, perfect for gamers who are constantly on the go. In addition to this, the current D-Pad has been replaced with a more traditional D-Pad and features such as the IR Camera, HD Rumble, and kickstand have been removed. Due to being a dedicated for handheld, the Nintendo Switch Lite can only play Nintendo Switch games compatible with handheld mode, additionally any games that use tabletop mode will require you to wirelessly connect separate JoyCons as well as own a means to charge them, such as the charging grip. You can see what else is different over on the official website.

Nintendo Switch Lite pays homage to the DS Lite in more than just the name. The console will be launched in three pastel colours: grey, yellow, and turquoise. That’s not all, Nintendo America have also announced a special edition of the console based off Pokémon Sword and Shield’s Zacian and Zamazenta… though as it currently stands, the game will still be sold separately from the Zacian and Zamazenta Edition.

The Switch Lite already has me thinking about the future of the Nintendo Switch family. As the Nintendo Switch Lite seems to be emphasising a lot on being colourful, does this mean we will finally see the introduction of themes to customise our Nintendo Switch experience further? Is the inclusion of a more traditional D-Pad a sign that Nintendo will soon launch new JoyCons to follow suit? Finally, could we potentially see a more powerful sibling to the Nintendo Switch somewhere down the line?

What did you think of the announcement? Will you be picking up a Nintendo Switch Lite when it launches in September? What’s your favourite colour of the three? Tell us in the comments below or on our social media pages

By |2019-07-10T13:18:46+00:00July 10th, 2019|Nintendo, Nintendo Direct, Nintendo Switch|0 Comments

Luigi’s Mansion 3 Post-E3 Preview

Last week, I had the chance to try out a couple of games Nintendo showcased this year at E3 2019. Here’s a preview of Luigi’s Mansion 3 for the Nintendo Switch!

By |2019-06-30T14:21:10+00:00June 30th, 2019|E32019, Nintendo Switch, Preview|0 Comments

E3 Delivers Amazing Games, Great Friendships

LOS ANGELES — The annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known as E3, was an even better experience than I had imagined it was growing up.

This year’s event was hosted from June 11-13, and video game development companies shared their newest products in the expansive Los Angeles Convention Center as usual. While this year marked a significant absence from Sony, the company that has brought gamers the PlayStation consoles, there was still plenty of fun jam-packed into two massive display halls.

To learn more about my individual E3 experience, make the jump and dive into the three days of summer fun, complete with exclusive anecdotes and video coverage!


REVIEW – Super Mario Maker 2

It’s likely that, when Nintendo first released Super Mario for the NES back in 1985, they would’ve never imagined that they would launch a game that allow players to create their own levels… with a sequel to boot! Builder Mario is back, this time tagged along with Builder Luigi in Super Mario Maker 2 for Nintendo Switch.

Does Super Mario Maker 2 provide a canvas for a masterpiece, or is it more like a disasterpiece? Find out in our review, after the break.

By |2019-07-02T11:29:04+00:00June 26th, 2019|Nintendo Switch, Review, Super Mario Maker|0 Comments

E3 2019 – Super Mario Maker 2 to add friend matchmaking after launch

During the Super Mario Maker 2 Direct from the other month, we found out that the title would allow players to play with or against one another online. A few days later during a preview event, a Nintendo representative claimed that the feature would only match you with random players, with no option to play with friends.

Contrary to this however, Super Mario Maker 2 director, Takashi Tezuka, confirmed that they are working on an update to be published post-launch that will add the ability to play with friends online. This was revealed during the Nintendo Treehouse Live today at E3 2019.

Super Mario Maker 2 launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch on the 28th June 2019

By |2019-06-11T19:54:44+00:00June 11th, 2019|E32019|1 Comment

E3 2019 – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild gets a sequel!

It looks like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be getting the Majora’s Mask treatment and will get its own dedicated sequel. No release date or subtitle was revealed, though we did get a pretty creepy trailer!

By |2019-06-11T17:09:02+00:00June 11th, 2019|E32019|0 Comments

E3 2019 – Contra Rogue Corps

The Contra series is getting a reboot in the form of Contra Rogue Corps. The game will launch on the 24th September 2019.

By |2019-06-11T17:02:43+00:00June 11th, 2019|E32019|0 Comments
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