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Splatoon 2 Nintendo Direct Announced for July 6th

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Nintendo has just announced a Nintendo Direct for Splatoon 2! It’ll likely be the last real big blowout of information before Splatoon 2 comes out. They will be talking about some of the weapons they have yet to show off, new features, gamemodes, and styles of clothing. Remember the Splatoon 2 Nintendo Direct will be this Thursday on July 6th, at 7 am PT/ 10 am ET. Splatoon 2 releases on July 21st only on Nintendo Switch.

The Link to watch the Nintendo Direct: http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct/07-06-2017/

Platinum Games just Tweeted an Interesting Picture of Bayonetta

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Platinum Games recently tweeted this interesting picture of Bayonetta to celebrate their new Japanese Twitter. Featuring Bayonetta on the top and bottom, in her respective looks in Bayonetta 1 and 2. The interesting thing is here, is that the top is blue and the bottom is red, the same colors as a pair of Joycons. It is slightly reaching but we all know Bayonetta 3 will eventually be made for the Nintendo Switch. Now this could be a slight hint at a port of Bayonetta 1 and 2 for the Switch, which will also be welcomed. What do you think? Think I’m having wishful thinking? Or if it’s a little tease for us Bayonetta fans.

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Switch Demand Ahead of Expectations

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The demand for the Nintendo Switch is way ahead of Nintendo’s own expectations. A Nintendo UK PR Spokesperson stated below.

“For Nintendo Switch, our initial plan for the fiscal year ended March 2017 was to ship two million units by the end of March, but we increased production which resulted in shipping 2.74 million units globally.

To take advantage of this favorable momentum, we will continue to bolster our manufacturing facilities and strive to increase production in preparation for the Christmas period, which has been factored into our forecast of shipping 10 million units globally by the end of this fiscal year.”

GoNNER Launch Trailer – Nintendo Switch

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“GoNNER is is a tough as hell procedurally-generated 2D platformer with roguelike elements, following the largely misunderstood and altruistic Ikk on a journey to cheer up his only friend in this world—a giant landbound whale named Sally—by searching for just the right trinket in the deep and dark places nearby. Available now on Nintendo Switch!”

 

Splatoon 2 Inkopolis Square: The Squid Research Lab

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Inkopolis Square is back in Splatoon 2! The hub of the inklings culture, fashion, and cuisine has returned and been expanded upon. Adding some new shops, in the first game we had shops for hats, shirts, shoes, and weapons. Now in this game we have a hairstylist shop, pants, shorts, and more unannounced shops to look forward to. There will be plenty of more updates as we now have just under a month until the release of Splatoon 2, I’m ready for some ink action, are you?

What Fire Emblem Switch Could Be

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Fire Emblem had a small title card earlier this, letting us know the franchise is coming to the Nintendo Switch sometime next year. Speculation is key here to what it could be like, but I’d like to share my thoughts. We have seen recently with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and the upcoming Super Mario Odyssey, embracing larger worlds, new mechanics, and heavily changing up the game, but still staying Mario and Zelda. Fire Emblem has the potential for the same thing.

Fire Emblem could go open world, let you walk through the wilds and towns of the kingdom, running into combat arenas and engaging in classic strategic gameplay. Letting you build up your fortress, but letting you walk into the buildings you built, engaging more directly with NPCs and your party members. Make the games graphics look like the cut scenes from Fire Emblem Fates except in beautiful HD with the power of the Nintendo Switch.

These are just some basic ideas on what the game could be like. I have a feeling with Nintendo’s current resonance of their titles, making Fire Emblem to a much bigger and complex title in all ways in the right direction to go in. We will see and I am sure whatever it is, will be great.

Monster Hunter XX Switch Bundle coming to Hong Kong

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Hong Kong gamers seem to be getting some cool Switch bundles coming their way this summer. Nothing has been made 100% official yet by Nintendo of Hong Kong, but two bundles have been spotted. Hong Kong seems to getting the green and pink joycon Splatoon 2 bundle, and the Monster Hunter XX bundle, which currently is only officially announced for Japan. The launch date is stated for August 25th, which is the same date as it’s Japanese release. It comes with the game, grey joycons, and a special Monster Hunter dock and Switch. It should be cool for Hong Kong gamers, and we will see if it comes to be true.

Nintendo’s Stock is at it’s highest since 2008

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nintendo’s Nintendo’s market capitalization is now at $49.8 billion (5.56 trillion yen), just ahead of Sony’s current market value of $48.6 billion (5.43 trillion yen). Sony deals in much more than Nintendo, which mainly does hardware and software. Ever since Pokemon GO came out last year Nintendo’s stock has been going up and up and up. Hitting big pockets of success when Pokemon Sun and Moon released, and when the Nintendo Switch first launched. The current stock price is 39,280 yen ($352), making for it’s highest value since 2008, which was the arguably the height of the Wii and Ds era.

More Switch Titles Coming in 2017, Animal Crossing Coming to Mobile

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Reggie stated all of the following in a recent interview, regarding the Switch this year, next year, and some of their plans for Mobile gaming, including the release of Animal Crossing for Smart Devices.

 

 

Waypoint: So, Reggie, great to see you again. E3 2017 is here, and for me the big push for Switch this year, for Nintendo this year, was, at least for the Spotlight, was “Hey, we have Switch games coming. We have a lot of games coming this year, a lot of them are multiplayer focused, and by the holiday, we will have a really respectable catalogue.” And then there were also a few gestures towards the future: Yoshi, Kirby, Metroid Prime 4, Pokémon. And I’m curious what you thought of the response to those promises so far. Has that been largely positive, or mixed, or–

Reggie Fils-Aimé: The response to what we’ve showcased, and it really is just a small tip for 2018, has been exceptionally positive. You’ve got fans seeing Metroid Prime 4, hearing that Mr. Tanabe, who’s been involved in all of the Metroid Prime games, is going to be at the helm of that, the fans are tremendously excited. To hear that there’s going to be a core Pokémon RPG experience on the Nintendo Switch, the fans are incredibly excited. To see a traditional Kirby experience, with him inhaling enemies and copying abilities, fans are excited about that. And then the Yoshi game that we showcased, with that unique, you know, motion to go “behind-the-scenes,” so to speak, has people really intrigued. So just by showcasing those four games, and giving a little bit of a taste, yeah there’s a lot of excitement to what 2018 can hold.

But to be clear, we look at E3 in the here and now. Our focus is on games that are largely going to be available between now and the end of the holiday season. And when you look at that lineup, there’s a strong game coming literally every month, starting tomorrow with Arms, and then Splatoon 2, then in August is the Mario + Rabbids game, September, October with Super Mario Odyssey. We’ve got that great pace of content, and I can tell you there’s more to be announced.