New Kingdoms, Snapshot Mode and Leaderboards for Mario Odyssey!

Nintendo concluded tonights Nintendo Direct with same brand new announcements which I am sure will CAPture your attention… see what I did there!

First of all, there were two brand new kingdoms announced for Nintendo upcoming Switch adventure. Though Summer is now over, that doesn’t mean you still can’t lay down by the beach, especially in Bubblaine in the Seaside Kingdom. Perhaps you’re looking for a good reason to get all snuggly, well you’re gonna love Shiveria in Snow Kingdom. Even more kingdoms await Mario, including some tropical islands and, what seems to be ruins of sort. Oh, we also see that some Kingdoms contain more than 50 Moons, you’d better get collecting!

A brand new mode was also announced, which is a first for a Mario game. At (nearly) any point during gameplay you can enter Snapshot Mode. In this mode everything seems to freeze, allowing you to take pictures on your adventure. You can even add filters, zoom in/out, or even add a logo, because why not advertise the name of the game in your scrapbook!

You may have seen there are a few mini games in Super Mario Odyssey, such as Skip Rope in New Donk City. Well, there will apparently be plenty more, including Koopa Racing, and not only can you win Power Moons from competing in them, but you can also submit your high scores and compare them worldwide on leaderboards… how neat!

There’s a few other pieces of neat info released too. If you are having a bit of trouble, talking to Talkatoo will give you a very subtle hint for a Power Moon. Additionally, you can use coins to find out the location of a Power Moon from Toad or use an Amiibo from Uncle Amiibo. The three wedding Amiibo for Odyssey are still on track for release, as well as providing hints, they will also unlock wedding costumes for Mario, regional coin locations, invisibility, and an extra life heart.

Finally, a brand new Switch bundle with Super Mario Odyssey has been announced, and they will come packed with red JoyCons and a special edition carrying case. This is a new colour, different from the Neon Red JoyCons. Super Mario Odyssey, the Switch bundle, and the Amiibo release on the 27th October 2017 in North America and Europe!

So how is Super Mario Odyssey looking to you now? Have you been CAPtivated? Has is CAPtured your attention? Tell us in the comments below! Images and video segment to be added later, watch this space.

By | 2017-09-13T23:13:39+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Nintendo, Nintendo Switch|0 Comments

L.A. Noire coming to Nintendo Switch

Rockstar Games have today announced that L.A. Noire will be released on the Nintendo Switch. The game, originally found on Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and PC is being made available on a Nintendo Console for the first time since its initial release in 2011. According to Rockstar games it will be the full version of the game with additional DLC already included.  (more…)

By | 2017-09-08T00:02:16+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Nintendo, Nintendo Switch|0 Comments

Opinion: Samus is back, but are the fans?

For the first time in thirteen years, Nintendo will be releasing a traditional 2D Metroid title. At the time of writing, we are just two weeks away from Metroid: Samus Returns arriving in North America and Europe. The initial response from the press has been fantastic and it looks like it will be the game that fans of the traditional Metroid games have dreamed of. Nintendo appear to have listened to the Metroid fan community with their criticism of Metroid: Other M and Metroid Prime: Federation Force over the years. Samus is back! Metroid seems to have returned to its roots. So why are some fans so angry and upset? (more…)

By | 2017-09-01T20:38:29+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Federation Force, Metroid, Nintendo, Opinion|0 Comments

Switch Nindies at PAX West 2017

During PAX West this year, 20 Nindie titles coming to Nintendo Switch in 2017 and 2018 were presented in the Nindies Showcase. A few other titles had new trailers outside of the main showcase and there was even an extra game reveal. Check it out after the break!

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By | 2017-08-31T15:59:01+00:00 August 31st, 2017|eShop, Nintendo, Nintendo Switch|0 Comments

Miiverse Shuts Down November 2017

Since its debut in 2012 for the Wii U, Miiverse has provided a network where Nintendo gamers could talk about their favourite Wii U and 3DS games. Whether you were asking for help, showing off your achievements, or even sharing your artistic talent, Miiverse was the place to be. As we progress further into the life of the Nintendo Switch, unfortunately it is just about time to say our goodbye to Miiverse, as Nintendo has announced it’s closure for the 8th November 2017.

Nintendo has compiled a list of answers to some questions you may have. The service will officially be shutting down, along with Wii U Chat, on the 8th November 2017 at 6am UK Time, and will remove Miiverse features from every game that utilises them. If there any Miiverse posts that you would like to keep, you can request to receive a download of them (excluding comments) by visiting Miiverse on a computer or phone and clicking “Post History Download Information”. You can view the full FAQ by clicking here.

Let us celebrate Miiverse’s legacy by posting your favourite Miiverse posts in the comments below!

By | 2017-08-29T12:02:13+00:00 August 29th, 2017|3DS, Miiverse, Nintendo, Wii U|0 Comments

PREVIEW – Super Mario Odyssey at Insomnia61

For the first time, Super Mario Odyssey was publicly available to try in the UK, so this journalist seized the opportunity to sample Mario’s upcoming adventure at Insomnia61. It seemed to be the same demo they’ve been using for all its other events, so I was restricted to the Sand and Metro Kingdoms, and only had about 10 minutes before I had to stop. Nevertheless I’ve been so hyped to try this game so let’s get straight to impressions!

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By | 2017-08-28T13:29:39+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Preview|0 Comments

Rocket League Switch Exclusives Revealed

Today Psyonix showcased three Switch exclusive vehicles through their Rocket League YouTube channel.

The video showed (rather expected) Mario and Luigi vehicles named ‘Mario NSR’ and ‘Luigi NSR’ respectively. But as you may have guessed from the featured image, the show stopper was the car based on ‘Samus’ Gunship’ which looks absolutely stunning.

These vehicles come free and will be available to unlock on launch day (though we still know no further than Holiday 2017). And despite how gorgeous the trailer is, there wasn’t any gameplay so we don’t know if sparks and movement graphics will be replaced by Stars and rainbows for the Mario cars – at least I’m hoping for this attention to detail to be realised!

Pyonix still hasn’t detailed what the ‘exclusive customization items‘ will be, or whether any more vehicles will be released on or after launch, yet with the quality of that Metroid representation, I’m sure it’ll be just as awesome.

By | 2017-08-23T22:02:29+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Metroid, Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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