Postcards from Bubblaine – Super Mario Odyssey

Mario has been working his cap off in preparation for his newest adventure on the Nintendo Switch in Super Mario Odyssey, but even heroes deserve a break from time to time. Mario decided to go on a little holiday to celebrate his work so far, and what’s a better holiday destination than Bubblaine Beach of the Seaside Kingdom.

Feeling a bit envious? Love a good holiday pic? Then you’re in luck, Mario was kind enough to send NintyBuzz some postcards on his little holiday at the Seaside Kingdom. Check them out after the break!

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By | 2017-09-20T12:59:03+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Exclusive, Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Preview|1 Comment

EXCLUSIVE – Super Mario Odyssey – Three Kingdom Preview

Last week I had the amazing opportunity to be invited to a special hands-on preview event for Super Mario Odyssey. Not only did I get to play the game (for about three hours) but the majority of the content I played and recorded is all brand new!

If reading is more your thing, we got you covered! Check out a written preview after the break, as well as a chance to ask some questions before the game releases next month!

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By | 2017-09-21T10:54:55+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Exclusive, Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Preview|0 Comments

Octopath Traveler in the Spotlight

Square Enix’s Project Octopath Traveler took the third Spotlight in the Direct just gone. After having only a brief reveal amongst the crazy amount of hype back in January’s Switch Presentation, this title has been overlooked for a while… until now.

The stunning ‘HD-2D’ style sets it apart from many games, and despite the simplicity in its roots, the game is a graphical masterpiece (at least in this writer’s opinion) with the level of quality come to be expect of the company, and gorgeous CG effects through Unreal Engine 4.

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By | 2017-09-14T17:23:47+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Nintendo, Nintendo Direct, Nintendo Switch|0 Comments

Xenoblade 2 Direct info and releases!

Fittingly, the lengthiest section of the recent Direct was given to Xenoblade Chronicles 2, which is set to be one of the larger and more complex games coming to Switch. This Spotlight explained a bit of context for the game’s story and how the combat works, which has been extracted into its own video you can see here.

The entire thing is voiced over by Azurda the Titan, who is friend and landlord of the protagonist Rex; though Koizumi chips in at the end to announce the beautiful Xenoblade 2 themed Pro Controller and Collector’s Edition including a soundtrack CD, 220 page hardbound art book at metal case.

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By | 2017-09-14T15:09:54+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Nintendo, Nintendo Direct, Nintendo Switch|0 Comments

Nintendo Direct Summary: September 2017

Nintendo crammed new reveals and information for over 40 titles in last night’s Nintendo Direct. Taking the Spotlight segments were Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Project Octopath Traveler and of course, Super Mario Odyssey.

Some of the most notable reveals were from Bethesda as they are bringing DOOM and Wolfenstein II to the Switch with the former in Winter this year and the latter in 2018. On a more peculiar note, Minecraft is coming to the New Nintendo 3DS ‘soon’ but with no word on compatibility with other versions. (more…)

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

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
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