Weekly European Nintendo Download – 10/05/18

It’s Thursday, which means that the Nintendo eShop is dropping some more digital goodies on the Nintendo eShops.

This week, there’s another opportunity to try out the stretchy fighter in the ARMS Sparring Demo, enter an atmospheric, puzzling world in The Fall, and more!

Find out what’s new after the break!

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By | 2018-05-10T13:54:04+00:00 May 10th, 2018|3DS, eShop, eShop Update, Features, Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Wii U|0 Comments

No Plans to bring Virtual Console Brand to Switch

Many gamers have been adamantly awaiting news that Virtual Console would be coming to the Nintendo Switch. For those who do not know, Virtual Console is a line of titles released on the Wii, Wii U, and 3DS which were essentially emulations of Nintendo’s retro catalogue, ranging from the NES to the N64.

Unfortunately, according to a Nintendo representative, we may not be seeing Virtual Console on the Switch at all… at least not in its current form. When asked by Kotaku regarding Virtual Console and the Nintendo Switch, the Nintendo rep said the following:

There are currently no plans to bring classic games together under the Virtual Console banner as has been done on other Nintendo systems.

At first, it may seem like there is no hope for Virtual Console fans, however, from the wording, it may not look so dull after all. It seems that Nintendo may just want to distance themselves from the Virtual Console brand for the Nintendo Switch, after all, it was announced today that Nintendo Switch Online member will have access to an expanding catalogue of NES games. Who knows!

By | 2018-05-08T15:48:52+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Nintendo, Nintendo Switch|0 Comments

Nintendo Outlines Nintendo Switch Online Details

Starting September 2018, after a couple delays, Nintendo will finally enable the Nintendo Switch Online service which aims to provide a ‘feature rich’ and ‘affordable’ online service for the Nintendo Switch console. Nintendo has today announced some of the details which we can expect come September.

Firstly, the service will be much cheaper then its competitors (PS Plus and XBOX Live). Entry level membership for one month will cost €3.99/£3.49 (which is about the same price of Dominos’ Potato Wedges), three months will set you back €7.99/£6.99 (the price of a scrumptious waffle from Creams), and twelve months will be valued at €19.99/£17.99.

If you have family members which also want to use Nintendo Switch Online services on their own account, you can get a Family account for €34.99/£31.49 per year. This will allow you to use Nintendo Switch Online on up to eight connected Nintendo Switch accounts, even on different consoles.

Nintendo Switch Online members will also have access to an expanding library of NES games for free which have been updated to use online features, such as multiplayer and leaderboards. The collection will initially include 20 games, and more will be added on a regular basis.

At launch, previously announced games Balloon Fight, Dr. Mario and Super Mario Bros. 3 will be joined by Donkey Kong, Ice Climber, The Legend of Zelda, Mario Bros., Soccer, Super Mario Bros., Tennis and 10 others that will be announced in the future. The feature will also allow voice chat with the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app, and will even allow players to watch their friends play single player online.

Most Nintendo Switch games will also allow you to save game data on the cloud with a Nintendo Switch Online membership. Never again fear about loosing or breaking your switch and loosing your precious save data, cloud saves are here.

Check out the full press release after the break!

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By | 2018-05-08T15:36:36+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Nintendo, Nintendo Switch|0 Comments

REVIEW – South Park: The Fractured But Whole

I’m goin’ down to South Park, gonna have myself a time.
Coon and Friends have a new member, that new kid farts like crazy
I’m goin’ down to South Park, gonna leave my woes behind.
Fight crime with super powers, anytime and anywhere
I’m headin’ on up to South Park, gonna see if I can’t unwind.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole, is out now for Nintendo Switch
So come on down to South Park, and read this review of mine… after the break!

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By | 2018-05-08T09:59:23+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Review|0 Comments

REVIEW – Nintendo Labo: Variety and Robot Kits

Who knew that a company like Nintendo could get away with selling cardboard. Heres the thing though, it isn’t just any kind of cardboard, it’s Nintendo Labo. These kits allow you to make a range of different toys called ToyCons, you can then play with said ToyCons, then you can discover how they work and even create your own ToyCons.

Does Nintendo Labo provide more fun than cardboard should, or has it got less depth than flatpacked furniture? Find out in our review after the break!

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By | 2018-05-04T11:43:52+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Review|0 Comments

Nintendo’s E3 2018 Details

Over the weekend, Nintendo announced their plans for this years E3 event. You know, that one week a year that is literally a second Christmas for gamers across the globe.

Kick-starting Nintendo’s presence at E3 2018 is the Splatoon 2 World Championships’ opening rounds. This will start at 11:30pm BST on Monday 11th June 2018 and will find the creme de la creme of worldwide Splatoon 2 champions.

The main event will proceed a day later on Tuesday 12th June 2018 in Nintendo’s Video Presentation. As per usual, Nintendo will be showcasing a range of upcoming Nintendo Switch games for 2018 (and probably beyond). Expect some Smash Bros. and new announcements here. It is currently unknown how long the presentation will be at this time.

The video presentation will be directly followed by three full days of Nintendo Treehouse: Live. This is the chance to get a closer looks at games from the video presentation, along with some commentary by the Nintendo Treehouse and game developers. If it’s anything like previous years, we may receive even more reveals.

The 12th June will also see the grand finales of not only the Splatoon 2 World Championships, but also the Super Smash Bros. Invitational, back to back. More details of specific timings will follow.

You can catch most, if not all, these events on our E3 2018 Hub, or Nintendo’s Official E3 Microsite.

Check out the full press release below!

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By | 2018-05-03T13:03:08+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|3DS, E3, E32018, Nintendo, Nintendo Switch|0 Comments

Nintendo Labo Launch Stream

Thank you to those who joined me on Friday in our Nintendo Labo Launch Day stream It didn’t go totally to plan, but still had a lot of fun, and hope you all enjoyed.

If you missed out, then the whole stream is available to watch now on YouTube. I’ve conveniently embedded it below!

By | 2018-04-30T12:20:58+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Features, Nintendo, Nintendo Switch|0 Comments
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