Now that Metroid: Samus Returns has been announced, I took the opportunity to correct one of my long standing mistakes. I’m ashamed to admit it, but until recently, I’d never finished a single classic Metroid game in my life. I was scared of Metroid as a child, the original Metroid II was impossible to find in my town by the time I had a Game Boy, and Super Metroid was too expensive to buy, but too open ended to complete as a rental (pre-internet). It wasn’t until Metroid Prime that I had maturity and money at the same time, and could indulge in a fresh Metroid experience. Continue reading Examining Super Metroid, or how I define Timeless
While soccer fans may be excited about FIFA 18 coming to the Switch, that’s all they’ll be getting, at least for now. Eurogamer has reported that Konami Global Product and Brand Manager Adam Bhatti confirmed that PES 2018 will not be coming to the Nintendo Switch, but they are open to bringing future games to the console: Continue reading Konami Exec: PES 2018 not coming to Nintendo Switch
In the lead up to E3 2017, many Nintendo and fighting game fans were expecting to see either an enhanced port, in the vein of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, or an entirely new entry for the Super Smash Bros series on Nintendo Switch. On the surface, it seemed like a logical idea: The new Smash amiibo are finally coming after a lengthy wait, and if Pokken Tournament was getting a DX version, then certainly Smash deserved one. However, while Smash is definitely coming to the Nintendo Switch, there was never a chance it was going to be at E3. Continue reading Why Super Smash Bros was never going to be at E3
Metroid Prime 4 and the new Pokemon RPG game are apparently coming in 2018, says Nintendo communications director Charlie Scibetta’s interview with Venture Beat. Scibetta talked up the constant stream of games Nintendo has planned, saying “If you want to be able to play games and not have a dry spell between any of the big launches, we think Nintendo Switch is a good place to be.” Continue reading Nintendo Exec: Metroid Prime 4 coming in 2018
In an interview with GamesIndustry, EA executive Laura Miele gave some interesting information in regards to the company’s partnership with Nintendo, and specifically the Switch. The Fifa 18 port seems to be a sort of test run for the developer, to see how their games sell on the console. Miele said they’re going to “continue to watch how the hardware does.” They’re also “exploring other products… looking at other IP.” Continue reading EA will watch how Fifa 18 does on Switch, is “exploring other products” with the console
E3 is the gamer version of Super Bowl commercials, except better, because the products are what the audience actually wants to see. It’s a time for reveals and surprises, like a summer Xmas, but developers have recently gotten a little too excited when it comes to revealing games still in the early stages of production. There are two ways Publishers can approach E3: Take Path A and show what they’re planning, or take Path B and show what they’re releasing. Continue reading Examining E3 2017 conferences based on release dates for every game shown
The Nintendo Switch has now obtained it’s first major system update, 3.0.0. It aimed to add a few new features to make using your Nintendo Switch more ergonomic and improve the general user experience.
Nintendo listed some of it’s key features that it’s releasing including adding friends from you 3DS and WiiU friends list, notifications when your friends come online and the ability to activate the vibrate function on detached Joy Cons that are within communication range of the Console.
Other updates include sound and colour option changes and the ability to uninstall software to enable installation of other software.
This update should automatically be installed on your Switch, if not see the support site (here) for advice on how to properly install the update as well as the full list of updates for Nintendo Switch 3.0.0