Nintendo Kicks Off E3 2018 with Splatoon and Smash Bros. World Championships

E3 is quickly approaching and Nintendo have already started to reveal some of their plans for Gamer Christmas. Nintendo will kick off E3 with two highly intense tournaments. The Super Smash Bros. Invitational and the Splatoon 2 World Championships will go live on the 11th and 12th June 2018. If you aren’t at E3, never fear as Nintendo will be streaming the action live on their YouTube and Twitch channels.

The Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018 will bring a specially invited group of Smash players and pit them against each other on the recently announced Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch. This is likely the first time gameplay will be showcased to the world, so it should definitely be interesting to follow.

The Splatoon 2 World Championships will take the winners from the Splatoon European Championships, as well as winners from a soon to be announced online open tournament (hosted by BattleFly) for the US and Canada. There will also be open tournaments for Austrailia/New Zealand, and Japan. They will then go head to hear for an all out Inkling war at E3.

Check out the full press release after the break!

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By | 2018-03-22T13:34:20+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|E32018, Nintendo, Nintendo Switch|0 Comments

Nintendo Direct Summary – March 2018

Yesterday saw the first full length Nintendo Direct of 2018, and it certainly raised the bar somewhat for E3. It was an absolutely incredible Direct and if you didn’t get the chance to watch it, then we have you covered with a written overview of all that was announced!

Check them out right after the break.

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By | 2018-03-09T23:13:58+00:00 March 9th, 2018|3DS, Nintendo, Nintendo Switch|0 Comments

2016 A Year in Review

I know I’m a bit late, but 2016 has finally finished, and 2017 is underway. 2016 has been a rollercoaster of a year. There’s been several controversial releases in gaming, such as Metroid Prime: Federation Force, No Man’s Sky, and Might No. 9. The year has also seen some pretty tragic events, such as the devastating bombings in Aleppo, the shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando Florida, and the death of many beloved celebrities, including the recent Carrie Fischer, and George Michael.

Though 2016 has thrown some curveballs, the year has also had its positives, along with some wonderful moments in history. On the gaming side, Pokémon GO, and Pokémon Sun/Moon have seen very successful launches around the world. Hideo Kojima finally got his well deserved Game Award. We finally got a proper look at Breath of the Wild and the Nintendo Switch. VR is finally available to a widespread audience, and the developer of ‘That Dragon, Cancer’ was able to make an impact on gamers from his very heartfelt story.

Outside of gaming, the first monument for LGBT rights has been designated in the US, a new technique, called gene editing, which could be capable of eradicating the duplication of cancer cells, has been invented, after 50 years of war in Colombia, a peace treaty has been signed, and so much more. No matter what tragedies happen, it is always important to look at the positives and what we already have.

It has also been a fairly interesting year for NintyBuzz too. We announced the very first NintyBuzz Awards results where Splatoon won a heap of awards. We then published a rather big editorial, predicting where we think Zelda Wii U (now Breath of the Wild) will take place on the timeline. We got into the April Fools spirit and decided that Nintendo we bringing VR to Universal Parks! I was far too thrilled with the release of YO-KAI WATCH for Nintendo 3DS, where we praised the game highly. We then took a good strong look at the Wii U to get an idea of how we want Nintendo to handle the Switch.

A big moment in NintyBuzz history was conceived soon before E3! NintyBuzz and 3DS Buzz forums united and merged, thus NintyBuzz Forums was born! Summer was topped off with our own celebration of 30 years of Metroid in our special Retrospective video. I hit a bit of a roadblock being busy at uni, with a dash of personal issues. This caused activity to approach a lull for a few months. This soon rectified itself with the reveal trailer of the Nintendo Switch! Soon before the year ended, we received an invite to try out the Nintendo Switch on the 13th January 2017! Finally, the NintyBuzz Awards 2016 launches with some new categories, a new Nomination stage, and a bigger prize for one lucky winner! We have definitely had an eventful year at NBHQ!

It looks like we will be getting a lot in 2017. The biggest thing to look forward to in 2017 is the release of the Nintendo Switch! There are many other things to look forward to in 2017 too, such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a brand new 3D Mario game, Yooka-Laylee, and so much more.

I hope everyone who has survived 2016 has a fantastic 2017. I would like to thank everyone in the community for just being awesome. Without you all, NintyBuzz would not be where it is today, and I hope we can all help NintyBuzz grow even more in 2017. Before I go, I have some questions to ask you all…

What were your fondest memories of 2016? What are you looking forward to in 2017? Do you have any words of wisdom for surviving the next 12 months?

Keep on buzzin’, way into 2017!
Leon Fletcher

By | 2017-01-02T15:47:54+00:00 January 2nd, 2017|Nintendo, NintyBuzz, Year in Review|1 Comment

NintyBuzz Christmas Game Days Dated

As promised, we will be holding some NintyBuzz Game Days on the lead up to Christmas Day. These will take place on Friday 23rd December and Saturday 24th December 2016 from around 4pm GMT (10am Central), with a possibility of a later session on Christmas Eve too.

There will be a range of different games that we will be playing, these include Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Runbow, Mario Kart 8, Splatoon, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Animal Crossing New Leaf, and more! Make sure to add me on Nintendo Network to join in the fun, my NNID is LJFletcher. I also plan on hosting some small competitions so you can win Melons to use in Yoshi’s Trading Post!

Be sure to log onto the forums during the GameDays to keep up with everything that’s going on.

By | 2016-12-21T20:04:16+00:00 December 21st, 2016|3DS, Features, Nintendo, NintyBuzz Game Days, Wii U|0 Comments

The Return of Game Days!

Those of you who have been on the forums since the beginning of 3DS Buzz may remember a special event we would hold from time to time called 3DS Buzz Game Days. Well, I have some exciting news, Game Days is making a return next week!

For those not in the know, Game Days are organised days where the community plays a bunch of games online together. Anyone is able to participate at any time during the session, and it isn’t anything competitive, it’s just so that we are all able to have a bit of fun without worrying about ranks and whatnot. It’s also perfect for those who are a bit nervous about playing online, I still find it daunting with some titles, especially in games like Super Smash Bros., which I am horrible at against competent opponents.

Find out more after the break!

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By | 2016-08-18T15:57:05+00:00 July 22nd, 2016|3DS, Nintendo, NintyBuzz, NintyBuzz Game Days, Wii U|4 Comments

Weekend NintyBeats — The Brawling Submarine Trio

The music of Nintendo games make them truly remarkable and memorable. To show our love of the music, every Friday we share a selection of tracks from various Nintendo titles, new and old.

This week, we have music from a game that released today, take a trip back to the third Smash Bros. title, and finish with the title theme of an underrated nautical 3DS game!

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By | 2015-10-23T23:38:11+00:00 October 23rd, 2015|Features, Weekend NintyBeats|0 Comments

NintyBuzz @ EGX 2015

EGX (formerly Eurogamer Expo) is the biggest gaming event in the United Kingdom which takes place every September, and we are happy to announce that we will be returning to EGX this year, though this time the event will take place at the NEC Birmingham. Attending EGX will allow us to try out some of the latest and upcoming games and more.

Some of the games that Nintendo will be showcasing this year are Super Mario Maker, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Pokemon ORAS, Chibi-Robo Zip Lash, Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer, Triforce Heroes, Star Fox Zero, and Xenoblade Chronicles X!

I will be attending on Sunday 27th September from noon, so if you see me around, be sure to say hi and grab a few StreetPasses from me! Expect to see a write-up and some gameplay videos too after!

By | 2015-09-16T15:07:55+00:00 September 16th, 2015|3DS, EGX, Nintendo, Wii U|0 Comments
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