In a presentation to financial analysts today in Tokyo, Nintendo Co., Ltd. president Tatsumi Kimishima announced that major details regarding the company’s new Nintendo Switch home gaming system will be shared at the Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017. This will be an event for invited media, financial analysts and trade partners in Tokyo that will be globally livestreamed on Jan. 12, U.S. time. The presentation will include the launch date and pricing for Nintendo Switch, as well as a look at the lineup of games currently in development.
Kimishima also announced that Nintendo Switch sampling events for invited media, partners, and consumers will take place in the U.S. and Europe after the presentation at later dates. There will be opportunities for the public to participate in other hands-on events around the same time, details of which will be announced later.
The exact time of the Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 will be announced through Nintendo’s social media channels in the coming weeks. Last week, Nintendo Switch was first revealed in a video, available at http://www.nintendo.com/switch.
We have some Nintendo provided photos from the recent Mario Party Star Rush Experience at Starlight Children’s Foundation's "Dream Halloween" Event helad on Oct. 22 in Los Angeles, CA.
Mario Party Star Rush
Release date 11/4/2016
DistributionRetail and Digital
Think fast and have a blast with a variety of ways to party with Mario, Toad and more! The game features seven modes, including Toad Scramble, a mode with open maps to push your strategy, fast-paced mini-game gantlet Coinathon or Mario Shuffle, in which players maneuver three pieces to their opponent’s side of the board.
In Toad Scramble, everyone plays as a Toad, but Mushroom Kingdom allies are waiting around the board to team up and take down bosses in mini-games. The game is also compatible with the Super Mario series amiibo figures.
The game releases alongside seven new amiibo for purchase separately, including Daisy, Waluigi and glow-in-the-dark Boo, on Nov. 4.
Through StreetPass, show off your Halloween costumes and other outfits in your Profile Card and see what outfits others like to wear in their Guest Cards. Even see some StreetPass guests walking around your town of Castleton.
Are you looking for more traveler’s tablets for more dungeons?
You can tame scary monsters like these! Send them to Monster Meadows, so they can help find traveler’s tablets for you!
Monster Hunter™ Generations Exchange your personalized Guild Card, your favorite Palicoes, or Special Permits that allow you to take on challenging Deviant Monsters.
Shovel Knight Enter the StreetPass Battle Arena where players can use recorded versions of their Shovel Knight to face off against rival opponents.
For questions about StreetPass events, check out the Support FAQ.
And don’t forget, with StreetPass Mii Plaza, you can pick out a spooky outfit for your Mii, then take your Nintendo 3DS with you while you’re out over the Halloween weekend—you never know who you might StreetPass!
Nintendo Download, Oct. 20, 2016: All Aboard the Spirit Tracks!
In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to Nintendo eShop on the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console.
Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in Nintendo eShop on either Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in either Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Network account.
The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points™, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points™, which can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop.
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Pirate Pop Plus – Join Pete Jr. on his quest to defeat the nefarious Bubble Pirate, an evil villain who has trapped the innocent townsfolk in bubbles. Dodge and pop bubbles with your anchor while collecting power-ups and managing Bubble Pirate’s constant gravity-switching mischief. You can even buy the New Nintendo 3DS version of Pirate Pop Plus and receive a free digital version for the Wii U console (and vice versa). The same Nintendo Network ID must be linked to your Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems as well as your Nintendo eShop account prior to purchase in order to be eligible for the offer. Click here to view the 8-bit-tastic trailer. (Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS)
SteamWorld Heist – From the makers of SteamWorld Dig, SteamWorld Heist is a space adventure with turn-based tactical shootouts in which you aim in real time and perform awesome bullet-bouncing trick shots. For a limited time, you can buy SteamWorld Heist from Nintendo eShop on Wii U at an introductory price of $14.99. Buy or own the Nintendo 3DS version of SteamWorld Heist, the Nintendo 3DS version of SteamWorld Dig or the Wii U version of SteamWorld Dig and receive a 10 percent discount off the Wii U version of SteamWorld Heist. The same Nintendo Network ID must be linked to your Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems as well as your Nintendo eShop account prior to purchase in order to be eligible for the offer. This offer lasts from 9 a.m. PT on Oct. 20 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov 3. Click here to view the trailer. (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Retro Road Rumble - Fast Paced, Head to Head Racing Action
Retro Road Rumble is an arcade-style game that offers the same experience that can be found in the classic tabletop arcade machines. Two challengers race head-to-head by taking either side of the Wii U™ GamePad to control their cars. Or, one player can race against the clock and strive to get the high score. With 8 fast-paced levels, each with unique events and environs, along with a day/night setting, no two matches will ever be the same. Retro Road Rumble truly gives players the chance to have the type of one of a kind experience that only the Wii U can offer! (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Super Destronaut 2: Go Duck Yourself - Fight against endless waves of invaders in this arcade space shooter game!
Collect power-ups to increase your firepower and multiplier coins to reach unbeatable high scores. Shoot those alien butts in Classic, Time Attack, Hardcore or Invaders mode and challenge your friends in Multiplayer mode. If you like classic arcade shooters or ducks, you will love Super Destronaut 2: Go Duck Yourself. PS: Don't hurt the duck! (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Mr. Pumpkin Adventure - In search of memory to find the truth of the world.
The protagonist of the game - Mr. Pumpkin adventures in the strange vegetable kingdom only to find his memory.
50 exquisite game scenes lead the players to enter this fancy vegetable kingdom.
The interesting game levels and various interconnected puzzles bring players an attractive Puzzle Kingdom. (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Shooting Range by Thornbury Software - Shooting Range by Thornbury Software LLC tests your shooting skill in our carnival!
Shooting Range by Thornbury Software is a carnival style shooting gallery where you test your shooting skills in the time you're allowed for each level. (Nintendo eShop on Wii U) – Available Oct. 21
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks – Spirit Tracks have long protected the kingdom from evil. But when they start disappearing mysteriously, Link and Zelda must travel together to restore them and keep the dark forces at bay. In this Nintendo DS adventure, fight enemies and explore the world as you travel by train and take control of a hulking suit of armor. (Virtual Console on Wii U)
Fairune2 - Fairune2 is a fantasy puzzle-solving adventure RPG. Which has you explore the map by solving puzzles, tricks and beating monsters.
You are requested by the mysterious book that can say where to find the lost fairy. In this adventure, you encounter the wonderful girl that may lead you to the truth of the world.
With much greater content than the prequel game, the power-up 8-bit taste graphics and sounds will bring forth the new reminiscent game-play. (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
BREATH OF FIRE – Join Ryu as he embarks on an adventure of a lifetime. He will need to rely on his companions if he is to rediscover the lost powers of the Light Dragons and save his sister, Sara, from the evil clutches of the Dark Dragons. Dive into this epic Super NES RPG and prove that the Warrior of the Dragon is not just a myth! (Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS)
Remember that Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.
Nintendo Switch World Premiere Demonstrates New Entertainment Experiences from a Home Gaming System
Detachable Controllers Reinvent Gaming
REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 20, 2016 – In an introductory video released today (http://www.nintendo.com/switch), Nintendo provided the first glimpse of its new home gaming system and revealed that it is called Nintendo Switch. In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system also enables gamers to play the same title wherever, whenever and with whomever they choose. The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system to enable unprecedented new video game play styles.
At home, Nintendo Switch rests in the Nintendo Switch Dock that connects the system to the TV and lets you play with family and friends in the comfort of your living room. By simply lifting Nintendo Switch from the dock, the system will instantly transition to portable mode, and the same great gaming experience that was being enjoyed at home now travels with you. The portability of Nintendo Switch is enhanced by its bright high-definition display. It brings the full home gaming system experience with you to the park, on an airplane, in a car, or to a friend’s apartment.
Gaming springs into action by removing detachable Joy-Con controllers from either side of Nintendo Switch. One player can use a Joy-Con controller in each hand; two players can each take one; or multiple Joy-Con can be employed by numerous people for a variety of gameplay options. They can easily click back into place or be slipped into a Joy-Con Grip accessory, mirroring a more traditional controller.
Or, if preferred, the gamer can select an optional Nintendo Switch Pro Controller to use instead of the Joy-Con controllers. Furthermore, it is possible for numerous people to bring their Nintendo Switch systems together to enjoy local multiplayer face-to-face competition.
“Nintendo Switch allows gamers the freedom to play however they like,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, President and COO, Nintendo of America. “It gives game developers new abilities to bring their creative visions to life by opening up the concept of gaming without boundaries.”
Developers can design their games supporting a variety of play styles, which gives gamers the freedom to choose an experience that best suits them. Some of the publishers, developers and middleware partners announcing support for Nintendo Switch are as follows:
Activision Publishing, Inc.
ARC SYSTEM WORKS Co., Ltd.
ATLUS CO., LTD.
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
CAPCOM CO., LTD.
CRI Middleware Co., Ltd.
DeNA Co., Ltd.
Epic Games Inc.
GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE INC．
Gungho Online Entertainment, Inc.
INTI CREATES CO., LTD.
KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD.
Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
Maximum Games, LLC
Nippon Ichi Software, Inc.
Parity Bit Inc.
RAD Game Tools, Inc.
RecoChoku Co., Ltd.
SEGA Games Co., Ltd.
Silicon Studio Corporation
Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd.
SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Tokyo RPG Factory Co., Ltd.
Unity Technologies, Inc.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Web Technology Corp
Today’s video incorporated short glimpses of representative gameplay to demonstrate the liberating nature of the Nintendo Switch home gaming system. Full game demonstrations, the list of launch window titles, as well as launch date, price, product configuration and related specifics, will be shown and announced prior to the March launch.
About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, and Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.4 billion video games and more than 693 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™ and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.