Nintendo hosted a Nintendo Direct for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate this morning, the final before its release. The Direct revealed the final two fighters found in the main game as Ken from Street Fighter, and Incineroar from the Pokemon series. The Direct also detailed new amiibo figures, and several new modes for the upcoming game.
The latest mode, Spirits Mode, replaces collectible trophies in the series, and will serve as support for players through the story mode with hundreds of interesting characters to be found. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launches on the Nintendo Switch on December 7th.
Nintendo has provided an update for its upcoming Nintendo Switch Online service, and while an exact date was still not given, it’s been revealed that we can expect it to launch in the second half of September.
The Switch Online service features individual membership pricing of $3.99 per month, $7.99 for 3 months, or $19.99 for 12 months. Online membership will include access to online multiplayer in compatible titles, starting with Splatoon 2, ARMS, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Tennis Aces, and more. Players will also receive a selection of classic NES games with newly added online multiplayer.
It was Ubisoft’s turn to take to the stage, and they essentially hit a lot of the same notes that they usually do. New additions to the Just Dance and Assassin’s Creed franchises, as well as a few looks at some titles announced at last year’s show.
Hit the jump to check out what Ubisoft had to show at this year’s E3.
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Bovi is once again joined by Theo and Andy to talk about the most notorious villain in all of video games: Bowser!
His origins, history, creation, and many crazy schemes in an attempt to find love are all spotlighted here as the guys dig in across the many incarnations of the Koopa King! Be sure to check out the links below to listen, and rate & review on iTunes!
Nintendo went ahead and broke the internet with a new Nintendo Direct this afternoon, revealing a ton of new titles and incredible announcements on a random Thursday. Crash Bandicoot is no longer exclusive, with the release of the N-Sane Trilogy. Splatoon 2 is getting its first bit of paid DLC, and plenty more.
The biggest news comes with Nintendo’s “One More Thing” at the end of the video, with the announcement of a new Super Smash Bros. Check out the video above for the full Nintendo Direct.
Nintendo of America have announced yet another new addition to their growing lineup of iOS/Android Mobile titles, with Mario Kart Tour. The game is set to launch in early 2019, but no other details were added.
This marks Nintendo’s fifth full title, after MiiTomo, Fire Emblem Heroes, Super Mario Run, and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.
Nintendo surprised the world this morning by launching a Nintendo Direct Mini this morning that came with plenty of fantastic surprises. For DLC, Super Mario Odyssey is getting Luigi’s Balloon World and a few new costumes. Pokken Tournament DX is receiving two new Battle Packs.
For new games, though, Nintendo brought out a few surprises. My personal favorite is the shocking re-release of The World Ends With You: Final Remix. They also announced Mario Tennis Aces, PayDay 2, Dark Souls: Remastered, and more. Check out the Direct Mini above for a full look.
In stores in North America as early as December 11th, Kellogg’s Super Mario Cereal is a mixed berry cereal with Mario-themed marshmallows. It’s also been a cereal that’s been rumored for a little over a week. Which is weird. But it’s not the cereal that’s been a rumor, it’s been the box, which also works with the Nintendo Switch as an Amiibo.
Using the Amiibo function of the cereal box will net you a good chunk of gold coins, and hearts in Super Mario Odyssey.
The Hollywood Reporter has word that Illumination Entertainment, the Universal-owned animation studio behind the likes of Despicable Me, and Minions has secured a deal to develop an animated film based on the iconic plumber himself, Super Mario. Illumination has had incredible success the last couple of years, with their series of animated movies setting box office records worldwide.
However, the film could be a ways off, as the studio is currently focusing all of its efforts on the upcoming Minions 2, giving them plenty of time to flesh out a great story.
This year’s Nintendo Holiday Experience will set up shop in 17 U.S. malls, giving players the opportunity to play Nintendo 3DS & Switch games from November 11th to December 17th. It will also give My Nintendo members the opportunity to share their QR Code and receive a Platinum Point card that could give them 100, 300, or 500 Platinum Points to spend on digital rewards at the My Nintendo store.
You can hit the jump for a full list of both playable games, and locations that the Holiday Tour will be camping out for the next month.
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Don’t get too excited. Nintendo isn’t releasing a musical Mario tour of sorts, but Super Mario Odyssey releases in just over two weeks, and the game’s musical impact has been vital to its success. With that in mind, Nintendo has released a new musical trailer, featuring the game’s theme song, “Jump Up, Super Star!”
Super Mario Odyssey releases on October 27, 2017 for Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo has released a new trailer for Super Mario Odyssey, that’s filled to the brim with new enemies, transformations, and locales across the massive game. Together with his new trusted hat-ally, Cappy, Mario has to rescue Princess Peach once again across a universe of realities.
The game looks incredible, with an immense amount of anticipation for the holidays. Super Mario Odyssey releases on October 27th, 2017 for Nintendo Switch.
If you’re not familiar with the Picross series of games, they’re a fantastic and fun little puzzle game, based on puzzles called Nonograms. Nintendo has been an advocate for the set of puzzles for years, dating all the way back to the SNES. Picross games have been released for the DS, and a ton for the 3DS, as well, with the Pokemon and Zelda all receiving their own spin-offs.
Now, the series is headed to Nintendo Switch. Releasing next for $7.99 on the Nintendo eShop, Picross S hits the shop on September 28th, and includes 300 puzzles, and a two-player mode, making it perfect for the Switch.
One of the biggest piece of news to come out of today’s fairly lackluster Nintendo Direct was the announcement of a Super Mario Odyssey bundle for the Nintendo Switch. The bundle comes with the Nintendo Switch console, special edition red Joy-Cons, and a beautiful custom carrying case branded for Super Mario Odyssey.
The bundles for the Switch have all been fantastic, and this is no different. Those red Joy-Cons are gorgeous! Pre-Orders should open soon for the bundle.
During today’s Nintendo Direct, the studio announced a new Mario Party of sorts for the Nintendo 3DS- Mario Party: The Top 100! The new game features the top 100 Mario Party mini-games of all time, from every entry into the series.
The game will be available on the Nintendo eShop November 10th, for the Nintendo 3DS. Are there any particular mini-games you’re hoping will show up in the game?