FILA x Pokémon Announced for Korea


FILA Korea has announced a Korean-exclusive partnership with The Pokemon Company featuring five limited edition sneakers inspired by Pikachu, Squirtle, Charmander, Bulbasaur, and Jigglypuff. There’s no word on an international release yet, but it should be possible to find them online via an importer when they release.

Hit the jump to check out more adorable images of the sneakers via Instagram.

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Super Bomberman R Announced For PS4, Xbox One, and PC


Konami has decided to share the love of Super Bomberman R with the rest of the platforms outside of the Nintendo Switch, as the game has been announced for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Best of all? Each platform will have exclusive Bombers available for each.

Master Chief Bomber will be available on the Xbox, Ratchet & Clank Bomber will be available on PlayStation, and P-Body Bomber (Portal 2) will be available on Steam. Super Bomberman R launches on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on June 12th, 2018 in the Americas and June 14 globally, and on PC via Steam on June 13 priced at $39.99. Hit the jump for a full look at the new characters, and additional content.

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Taiko No Tatsujun Headed to Nintendo Switch

One of the most fan-favorite rhythm franchises in the world is officially headed to the Nintendo Switch. Taiko No Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! hits Japanese consoles later this year with full Joy-Con support.

The game includes several new mini-games, and sees the Joy-Cons act as sticks for drumming to play the game, with fun looking gameplay and plenty of hit Nintendo music to jam through. Conveniently, though the game may not see release out of Japan, the Switch is region-free!

Watch The Full Nintendo Direct Here

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.

Code of Princess EX Headed to Nintendo Switch

Nintendo and Nicalis has revealed that fan-favorite brawler, Code of Princess is headed to Nintendo Switch. The 3DS action RPG developed by Studio Saizensen, is officially getting an update called Code of Princess EX for this summer.

In addition to new and improved visuals, the game includes several gameplay additions such as local co-op play, improved AI, a new leveling system, and more. Code of Princess EX releases in Summer 2018 for the Nintendo Switch, physically and digitally for $39.99.

Happy Birthdays Releasing in June on Switch


I haven’t covered this game as much as I really should have, but you’ll be happy to know that the cubist gardening game from Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada will be releasing in North America on June 5th for the Nintendo Switch. The game allows players to create a world, adjust the temperature and world around it to create an ecosystem for strange life to form.

Happy Birthdays releases in Europe on June 8th, and a few months earlier in Japan on March 29th. The original game, Birthdays the Beginning, is currently available on PlayStation 4, and PC.

First English Detective Pikachu Trailer

Nintendo has shared the first gameplay trailer for Detective Pikachu, and its English release. The trailer shows off plenty of new gameplay for American audiences, as protagonist, Tim, must join forces with Detective Pikachu to track down his missing Father and uncover the secrets of the mysterious Ryme City.

Detective Pikachu releases in North America and Europe on March 23rd, 2018 for Nintendo 3DS. The game is currently available in Japan, and a film based on the game is set to debut in May 2019.

Bayonetta Collection on Nintendo Switch Launch Trailer

Nintendo has released a launch trailer for the upcoming Bayonetta Collection on Nintendo Switch, that features a look at the frenetic gameplay the series is known for. The most interesting part comes shortly after the 2-minute mark, when Bayonetta can be seen with Chain Chomps, dressed like Samus, and plenty more Nintendo-themed easter eggs scattered throughout the game.

Bayonetta Collection will release on the Nintendo Switch on February 16th, 2018. Bayonetta is available for the Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. Bayonetta 2 is available on the Nintendo Wii U.

Splatoon 2’s Pop Idol Duo Getting Amiibo Figures

At Tokaigi 2018, Nintendo revealed two new amiibo figures featuring Splatoon 2 characters Pearl and Marina, the game’s pop idol duo Off the Hook. The duo also performed at the event, directly after the Koshien 2018 tournament.

The figures will be available in a two-pack at all major retailers for $24.99. Splatoon 2 is available now for the Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo Switch Online Service to Launch in September


Nintendo of America has also revealed that the Nintendo Switch’s long-awaited (not really) Online service will launch in September of this year. The service will cost $20 per year, and allow players to play online against one another, a service which is currently free until launch.

Players will also have access to a growing library of classic titles such as Super Mario Bros. 3Balloon Fight and Dr. Mario.

Mario Kart Tour Headed to Smartphones in 2019


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.

New Kirby: Star Allies “Friend or Foe” Trailer

Nintendo revealed a new trailer for Kirby: Star Allies at the World Hobby Fair that shows off many of Kirby’s old enemies that can now be recruited as allies in the game to assist Kirby along the way. The trailer features eight of the possible people Kirby can recruit including Blade Knight, Burning Leo, Chilly, Gim, Poppy Bros. Jr., Sir Kibble, Waddle Dee, and Waddle Doo.

The trailer shows off their standard attacks as well as many combination attacks they can perform alongside Kirby. Kirby: Star Allies hits the Nintendo Switch on March 16th, 2018.

KORG Announces Gadget for Nintendo Switch


The KORG music-making applications for Nintendo’s systems have been some of its most innovative and interesting ideas, and the Switch is set to be no different. KORG has released plenty of information on the official website going over what people can expect from KORG Gadget.

The creation tool will allow players to create music alone, or together with friends using Sound, Phrase, Sequence and Mix segments to use the synthesization tools to create songs. Using individual Joy-Con, up to four friends can create their own unique songs, or piece together a song using HD Rumble and Motion Control to turn knobs and dials and adjust the instrument as needed. KORG Gadget will come to the Nintendo Switch in Spring 2018.

Nintendo Unveils Labo For the Switch


Nintendo pulled a fast one late afternoon yesterday, and announced an entirely new “play experience” for the Nintendo Switch that puts cardboard creations in the hands of Switch players and allows them to interact in interesting ways. The kits see players build different items, called Toy-Con by Nintendo, that interact with the Switch.

The Variety Kit allows you to create two Toy-Con RC Cars, a Toy-Con Fishing Rod, a Toy-Con House, a Toy-Con Motorbike and a Toy-Con Piano. The Robot Kit lets you “build an interactive robot suit with a visor, backpack and straps for your hands and feet, which you can then wear to assume control of a giant in-game robot.” Both kits include Switch software. Additionally, there will be a $10 Customization Set that includes stencils, stickers, and washi tape. Hit the jump for more images, and the official trailer.

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Nintendo Releases Surprise Nintendo Direct Mini

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.