Super Metroid has one of the most famous themes in video games. If you’ve ever wondered where it came from, you’ve got the nightmarish working conditions of 1990s video game development (and some impromptu one-man karaoke) to thank for it.
When a Switch owner named Setery told a gaming forum about how NES Golf randomly appeared on her Switch’s screen, commenters accused her console of being haunted. Switch hackers’ subsequent race to unearth NES Golf now indicates that there’s a hidden game on the console and, actually, it appears to be a heartwarming…
Nintendo has issued copyright strikes against multiple accounts belonging to a well-known Super Mario 64 ROM hacker, days after the release of his newest project, a multiplayer hack called Super Mario 64 Online.
In early August, Zen Studios’ latest game, Infinite Minigolf, was removed from the Nintendo Switch eShop following a sudden shift in the game’s rating from E for Everyone to T for Teen. The racy artwork responsible for the shift is now gone, and the game is finally back up for sale.
There was nothing wrong with the Wii U release of Pokémon fighting game Pokken Tournament that couldn’t be solved by Nintendo releasing an entirely new, more fully-realized platform for people to play it on. And here we are.
This Saturday, pre-orders for the Classic Mini Super Famicom kicked off in Japan. At stores in Tokyo and Osaka, fans showed up in droves.
There was a time, so many years ago now, when it felt like we had too much Metroid. The simultaneous launch of Prime and Fusion in 2002, followed up with another one-two volley of Metroids two years later. “Slow down!” we cried. “We can’t keep up with all this Metroid!”
Arms’ newest character, Lola Pop, joins the roster today. With a combination of fast movement and the ability to inflate herself like a freaky balloon, she’s exciting to play but horrifying to watch.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2's overdrawn (over eight minutes!) showcase on today’s Nintendo Direct was agonising. To make up for that, the game is also getting this very pleasant Switch Pro Controller.
A sequel to Dillon’s Rolling Western is coming to 3DS in Japan. The Dead Heat Breakers continues the original 2012 game’s combo of armadillo-rolling action and tower defense, and will also turn your Mii into a furry character in the game. Spring 2018 in Japan, digital and physical, no overseas announcement yet.
Nintendo announced a few new colours for the 2DS XL today. Some were given release dates in the West, but as is becoming custom, the best ones were not.
The team behind Bravely Default is making a Nintendo Switch exclusive called Octopath Traveler. It looks beautiful, and there’s a demo out tonight.
Dragon Quest Builders is coming to the Switch for Spring 2018. It was one of our 2016 games of the year. There’s towers to build but you’ll probably spend all your time befriending Slimes.
Hope you like the idea of taking Bethesda games with you on the go, Switch owners.
Minecraft New Nintendo 3DS Edition is available today on the Nintendo eShop. Just in case you were looking for your 17th version of the game. You can play it on your New 3DS or New 2DS XL.
The next big Nintendo Direct starts at 6pm ET tonight. It’ll run around 45 minutes and be full of Switch and 3DS news. Watch here!
“The Switch is a punk console,” says game director Goichi Suda, aka Suda 51. “I was shocked by it. I thought, whoever made this must have something wrong with them. In a positive way. This guy must be messed up in the head to think of something like this.”
After disappearing from store shelves, the NES Classic is returning next year. But that’s not all: the Super NES Classic will continue to be shipped through 2018. In Japan, the Super Famicom will still get shipped after October, and the Famicom Mini is going back into production. Hot damn.