Other Nintendo Gamescom News from Day One

The other big news of the day was a release date for Fire Emblem Warriors on both Switch and New 3DS: 20th of October. In Europe at least, the Switch version is also available in a Limited Edition Bundle that will include the game, a 3-disc soundtrack collection and character cards.

For Pokkén enthusiasts, the announcement of the Pokkén Tournament DX demo being released on the eShop this Thursday was quite exciting. Anyone unfamiliar with the game is also encouraged to try it.

SOURCE: Nintendo PR

And finally – although technically only speculation at this point – it was strongly implied that Final Fantasy XV will be coming to the Switch at some point. When talking through a translator about Final Fantasy XV “about what other things we have planned in the future“, Hajime Tabate of Square Enix said “there’s a certain other console that sounds a lot like ‘Twitch'” and that “everyone on Final Fantasy XV, they love this specific console that sounds a lot like ‘Twitch’“.

SOURCE: Twitch

By |2017-08-22T17:48:36+00:00August 22nd, 2017|3DS, eShop, Fire Emblem, Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Pokémon, Twitch|0 Comments

SNES News from Gamescom

Nintendo dropped two pieces of unexpected news today which will be very exciting for retro enthusiasts.

Firstly, the SNES Mini (with varying names) will come with an option for borders around gameplay, something unavailable on its NES counterpart. Another feature unique to the SNES Mini is the ability to rewind gameplay – up to a few minutes for RPGs and only forty seconds for Action games. They also released a snazzy retro-esque trailer:

Nintendo also announced the previously Japan-exclusive SNES themed New 3DS XL is heading to Europe on the 13th October 2017, alongside some additions to the Nintendo Selects range. Super Mario 3D Land, Luigi’s Mansion 2 and Kirby: Triple Deluxe will all get Select versions retailing at £15.99 each. Although there isn’t word of any of this coming to America yet.

Check out the nifty new box art after the break!

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By |2017-08-22T11:20:01+00:00August 22nd, 2017|3DS, Nintendo, Retro|0 Comments

Lola Pop joins ARMS in next Update

Lola Pop – a colourful clown – was announced as the latest ARMS fighter, alongside her new stage and three unique Arms.

A trailer released this morning shows off her ability to quickly inflate and deflate herself making for some interesting defensive gameplay. No names were given for her Arms, but the trailer showed some spinning nunchucks, a large shield and a grapple like device that ‘stamps’ the opponents view in three areas.

If you want to see this new content in action before release, check out Nintendo of Europe’s YouTube channel tomorrow at 10:00 GMT for a livestream of gameplay.

Nintendo also announced a third Testpunch is coming, and it’ll take place sooner than you think. Starting on Friday 25th August at 16:00 GMT and ending on Sunday 27th August at 21:00 GMT as another piece of free downloadable software from the eShop. Perfect for those yet to try it out!

By |2017-08-22T10:32:41+00:00August 22nd, 2017|Arms, Nintendo, Nintendo Switch|0 Comments
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