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
Reggie Fils-Aime joined Geoff Keighley earlier today to battle it out in ARMS and talk about tomorrow’s Nintendo E3 Spotlight. Continuing their tradition of recent years, Nintendo will live-stream pre-prepared footage revealing their upcoming projects and showcasing gameplay from their future library. Continue reading Reggie Fils-Aime: Nintendo E3 Spotlight Will Be “Fast and to the point”
Nintendo launched Nintendo Versus today, an official twitter account of updates for competitive play across the platform. The company has been rapidly gearing itself up for eSports as of late, with some of the Switch’s first major games being designed for competition.
Continue reading Nintendo Enters Esports Scene with ‘Nintendo Versus’
In the Pokemon Direct yesterday, Nintendo revealed a great game, Pokken Tournament DX, in the worst possible way. It wasn’t quite as bad as when Square Enix trolled all who attended the PlayStation Experience in 2014 with a PS4 port of FFVII, but I’d argue that it was worse than the Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze fiasco: Donkey Kong was a far more popular game than Metroid (the game fans were hoping Retro was working on), but Pokken Tournament DX is a new spin-off that has nothing on the mainline Pokemon games. It certainly didn’t help that the Direct opened by amplifying fan expectations, saying they would announce the first Pokemon game for Nintendo Switch. Continue reading Pokken Tournament DX deserved a better reveal
The new Pokkén Tournament DX was revealed just a few hours ago, and Serebii was on the case, posting 35 new screenshots of the updated release. The images show off a lot of what the game has to offer: New fighters, new modes, and more. New playable Pokemon, such as Empoleon and Scizor. are the star of many of these pictures, as well as the the new 3v3 team match mode. Continue reading Pre-release Images for Pokkén Tournament DX Released
At the Pokémon Direct today, Nintendo and the Pokémon Company announced 3 new games for release in 2017 this year, breaking the internet in the process, but not in the way they wanted… Continue reading Pokémon Direct announces games, but not what you hoped.