Nintendo has been killing it with their new characters and designs since the start of the Nintendo Switch Era. Their designs have always been consistently good, but in the past four months they’ve introduced no less than 15 characters that have gone over extremely well, with Minmin, Twintelle, and now Marina going viral. Of their long list of great new characters/designs, only Link and Zelda were characters that existed before the Nintendo Switch’s release. Continue reading Nintendo is killing it with their Switch Era characters
Splatoon 2 is getting its own Nintendo Direct, just in time to kick the hype machine into overdrive. As if the Nintendo Switch shortage wasn’t bad enough already, this is going to light a fire under the community, especially in Japan. Continue reading Splatoon 2 Nintendo Direct is inkoming
On Amazon’s top 20 best seller list for video games, there are 10 games on the list. 8 of those games are made by Nintendo, the other two Sony. There are 5 Playstation store gift cards and 4 Playstation controllers. The only Xbox product on the list is an Xbox controller. Continue reading E3 2017: Nintendo sales soar Post-E3 Spotlight
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’
Splatoon was a surprise hit that burst onto the multiplayer shooter scene like a giant, ink-filled balloon. I’ve made no secret of the fact that I think Splatoon is going to be looked back upon as a seminal moment in the shooter genre’s history, right there with DOOM and Halo. That’s not even hyperbole, people fail to appreciate how much the ink mechanics and nonviolent aspect have brought to the genre, mostly because the Wii U was isolated from the larger market. With the Nintendo Switch finding mainstream success, these mechanics are going to find a much larger audience. Continue reading Splatoon 2’s trailer reminds us that Splatoon had a great campaign
I previously said ARMS would be Nintendo’s next Splatoon-like success, and Nintendo has backed my claims with the recent ARMS Nintendo Direct: The ARMS Global Testpunch is copying the Splatoon Global Testfire, but improving on the concept by adding more dates where players can test the game out. On top of that, ARMS will receive free DLC after launch, including new fighters, stages, and weapons. Continue reading ARMS is copying Splatoon’s testfire demo and free DLC approach, and that’s a good thing
With less than a month until release, an ARMS Nintendo Direct has been announced for tomorrow. While there’s no word on how long it will last at the time of this writing, Nintendo has promised a “deep dive” into ARMS. Hopefully that means more new characters and talk about potential single-player content. This should be the last major information dump before the E3 2017 Nintendo Direct and ARMS Invitational Tournament. Continue reading ARMS focused Nintendo Direct coming May 17