Many New Nintendo Switch Game Announcements in the Latest Nintendo Direct

Many New Nintendo Switch Game Announcements in the Latest Nintendo Direct

Splatoon 3 Heads to New, Unsplatted Territory When It Launches on Nintendo Switch in 2022 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout and a New DLC Fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Among the Many Announcements in the Latest Nintendo Direct In the latest Nintendo Direct presentation, Nintendo showcased more than 30 games coming to the Nintendo Switch family of systems – with many launching by this summer! Headlining the 50-minute presentation was the reveal of Splatoon 3, a new game in the splat-tacular series, coming to Nintendo Switch in 2022. Other major news in the Nintendo Direct video included the reveal of Pyra/Mythra from the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 game as the latest playable DLC fighters to join the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game – the fourth of six new fighters in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass Vol. 2. Additional Nintendo Switch game announcements include The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, […]

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King of Seas

Team17 and 3DClouds Announce Global Publishing Deal for Upcoming Pirate Action RPG King of Seas

New release window announced for all formats nIndependent Italian developer 3DClouds and global independent games label, Team17, were thrilled to announce a new publishing deal for the highly anticipated, pirate-themed action RPG, King of Seas. The action-packed seafaring adventure is scheduled to release in May 2021 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. The publishing deal between 3D Clouds and Team17 will provide additional resources for the team to work on enhancing the gameplay quality as well as implement further languages into the game, including German, French, Spanish, and both Simplified and Traditional Chinese, ensuring the final game delivers the best gaming experience for the players. “We’re really pleased to be able to come on board with 3D Clouds and help launch King of Seas,” said Chris Coates, Head of Studio’s, Team17. “The game is already hotly anticipated, and we’re really eager to help enhance it for PC and consoles ready […]

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NINTENDO SWITCH SWEEPSTAKES PROMOTION AND NINTENDO THEMED TOYS TO BE OFFERED BY BURGER KING

King Jr Meals Feature Nintendo Themed Toys, While Purchase of a ‘Super Mario Meal’ Includes Chance To Win a Nintendo Switch System and the Upcoming Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury Game Whether you’re hard at work creating new courses with Builder Mario or hunting ghosts with Luigi, you’re bound to work up a powerful appetite. Well, there’s good news! In addition to delicious food, your child’s next King Jr Meal from a Burger King® restaurant will include a fun Nintendo surprise!Beginning Feb. 1 and running through March 15, King Jr Meals at participating Burger King locations across the U.S., Canada and parts of Latin America* will include one of six different toys inspired by Nintendo Switch games. Toys will feature signature characters from games such as Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Super Mario Maker 2, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening and Splatoon 2. In celebration of the launch of the Super Mario […]

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SQUARE ENIX AND CRYSTAL DYNAMICS KICK OFF YEAR-LONG CELEBRATION OF TOMB RAIDER’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY

Monthly Deep-Dives Promise Adventure-Packed Trips Down Memory Lane Square Enix® and Crystal Dynamics® today kicked off a year-long 25th anniversary celebration of TOMB RAIDER, the iconic videogame series that debuted in October 1996. Fans can access the TOMB RAIDER 25th anniversary webpage at https://tombraider.com/25 Tomb Raider’s star, famous archeologist-adventurer Lara Croft, has become a powerful force in the gaming industry and beyond, and has made an indelible mark on virtually every facet of entertainment. From being named an ambassador for scientific excellence to appearing live on tour with U2, Lara Croft has touched the lives of tens of millions of people around the world. With over 30 video game titles released and hundreds of awards, the heroine has been a cultural icon for 25 years on gaming screens and Hollywood silver screens alike, battling T-Rexes, unearthing ancient artifacts, and saving the world from an apocalypse or two. Lara has had adventures in […]

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NINTENDO SWITCH ACHIEVES ITS BEST OCTOBER SALES TO DATE

Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite Sold a Combined 735,926 Units in the U.S. With growth of 136% when compared to the same month in 2019, the Nintendo Switch family of systems saw its strongest October sales yet, with more than 735,000 units sold between Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite in the U.S. According to numbers provided by NPD Group, the October 2020 sales of Nintendo Switch are the second-highest October sales of any video game console in history, only outdone by the 807,000 units sold of the Wii system in October 2008. October continues a record-setting streak for Nintendo Switch as the best-selling video game console for 23 consecutive months – the most months in a row for any video game console since NPD Group started tracking sales numbers. To date, Nintendo Switch has sold more than 22.5 million units in the U.S., according to NPD. And according to internal Nintendo […]

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Nintendo Download, Oct. 1, 2020: Keep Mario Alive in Super Mario Bros. 35!

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, which offers a variety of options for the Nintendo Switch console, the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Nintendo Switch Online is a paid membership service that allows members to team up or face off online in compatible Nintendo Switch games, such as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Members also enjoy a curated library of NES and Super NES classic games, including Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Metroid and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, among many others. To find out more about the benefits that come with Nintendo Switch Online, to view membership options and to learn about a free seven-day trial for new users, visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/online-service/. Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a […]

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Nintendo Marks the 35th Anniversary of Super Mario Bros. with Games, Products and In-Game Events

Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit and Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. All Launching This Year Mario has come a long way since jumping on that first Goomba in World 1-1 of the original Super Mario Bros. game. Now, 35 years since the launch of that game in Japan, he is starring in new games on the Nintendo Switch system, lending his likeness to brands like LEGO®, PUMA and Monopoly, and watching as fans battle it out using Super Mario power-ups in Splatoon 2. In a new video presentation released today, Nintendo detailed several games, products and in-game events that are all arriving for the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. This includes games new to the Nintendo Switch family of systems like Super Mario 3D All-Stars, a collection of three Super Mario games of the modern era, Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy; Super Mario Bros. 35, a 35-player online battle in the world of the original Super Mario […]

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‘Mix Up the Fun’ with Nintendo and LUNCHABLES this Fall

Kids With an Appetite for Adventure Have a Chance to Win a Nintendo Switch Prize Pack and Other Rewards With Specially Marked LUNCHABLES Packages It’s time to power up lunchtime! This fall, Nintendo is partnering with LUNCHABLES to make lunch playful with some of its most recognizable video game characters. Beginning on Sept. 1 and running through Dec. 31, characters from Nintendo Switch games will appear on select LUNCHABLES packages at stores across the country. Characters featured will include fan-favorites from the Animal Crossing: New Horizon, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Super Mario Odyssey and Splatoon 2 games, as well as the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass DLC.* For those hungry for adventure, LUNCHABLES is also giving fans the chance to win Nintendo Switch prize packs during its LUNCHABLES Gaming Together Giveaway. When purchasing special Nintendo-themed LUNCHABLES packages, fans can discover a code inside each box which can be redeemed online for the chance to win […]

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CRIS VELASCO SCORES SUBVERSIVE SCI-FI / HORROR GAME CARRION

Soundtrack releases July 23rd – Pre-save here. Award-winning composer Cris Velasco (Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Bloodborne, Darksiders) partners with Materia Collective to release the original soundtrack to Phobia Game Studio’s CARRION. Published by Devolver Digital, the game is a subversion of the sci-fi/horror genre, putting the player in control not of the human survivors but rather of the monster attacking their facility. Velasco’s 25-track album captures CARRION’s creeping dread and otherworldly terror with darkly atmospheric music punctuated by moments of violent intensity. CARRION and its soundtrack release on July 23rd but you can now pre-save the album at https://materia.to/carrion. “The score to CARRION is unlike anything I’ve written before,” says Cris Velasco. “While there are still melodic moments of grandeur and even beauty, the majority of the score is quite dystopian. You play as the monster in this reverse horror game. No one gets out alive, and the music won’t let you […]

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2020 Play! Pokémon Championship Series

2020 Pokémon Championship Series Canceled

If you are a Pokémon TCG/Video game competitive player (or anyone interested in League play), we have some bad news. The safety and well-being of our competitors, organizers, employees, local communities, and partners continues to be our top priority and is the primary consideration with every decision we make. The Pokémon company had this news brief posted on their official site: After careful review and pursuant to guidance set forth by local, regional, and national health authorities, as well as the World Health Organization, Public Health England, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 North America International Championships (scheduled for June 26–28 in Columbus, Ohio) and the 2020 Pokémon World Championships (scheduled for August 14–16 in London, United Kingdom). With the cancellation of these pinnacle events, the 2020 Play! Pokémon Championship Series is suspended and all sanctioned Play! Pokémon […]

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