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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Amiibos To Unlock Rare Items

22 Feb

The game is one of the most anticipated of 2017. Some people love it, other people don’t like it so much, but the amount of hype generated by The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild until now is just huge. It will feature a lot of new elements never seen in the series and according […]

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Here’s a Switch unboxing video officially sanctioned by Nintendo

22 Feb

You can now watch an official Nintendo Switch unboxing, via Nintendo Minute.

In the Switch unboxing video, you’re given a look at the touch screen, where the video and audio outputs are, speakers, game card and microSD card slots, and more.

A look at the Joy Con controllers is also provided along with the various options available on each such as the share button, where it reads ammibo etc.

The actual unboxing starts around the 1:30 mark if you want to skip the discussion about the box itself.

The video is as perky as you’d expect from Kit and Krysta, as they are a fun duo, and if you’re interested in picking up a Switch, it’s worth a watch.

Nintendo Switch launches nine days from now on March 3.

New Legend Of Zelda Breath Of The Wild Screenshots Showcase Beautiful Landscapes And More

22 Feb

The launch of Legend Of Zelda Breath of The Wild is coming up soon and a new set of screenshots for the game have emerged ahead of its release. These new Legend Of Zelda Breath Of The Wild screenshots were posted by Twitter Daan Koopman. The screenshots showcase different and beautiful landscapes, Link exploring the […]

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These are the rare weapons and items unlocked by the Zelda: Breath of the Wild amiibos

22 Feb

You’ll be able to get Zelda: Breath of the Wild amiibos on day one, here’s what they unlock in the game.

Five amiibos have been announced so far for Zelda: Breath of the Wild. These are the Guardian, the Bokoblin, Horse Rider Link, Archer Link, and one for Zelda.

Each of them grants you in-game bonuses, and thanks to YouTube channel GameXplain, we now know exactly what each one unlocks in-game. GameXplain was sent the full set by Nintendo alongside a Switch.

By simply checking the back of the box for each amiibo, the channel was able to find out the in-game benefits for all of them. Here’s what the back of boxes say, and some images:

  • The Guardian amiibo unlocks rare weapons and items, what looks like a unique arrow, and some crafting materials
  • The Bokoblin gives you two unique clubs, which you’ll likely see other Bokoblin use late-game
  • Horse Rider Link’s amiibo comes with a special sword and a new saddle for the horse
  • The Zelda amiibo gives your a shield adorned with the Hylian rest
  • The standard Link amiibo unlocks a pretty cool-looking bow
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As previously announced, the items unlocked by these amiibos are attainable in-game without the need for an amiibo, they simply become available at the start of the game when using amiibos.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is out alongside the Nintendo Switch on March 3. The Wii U version release on the same day.

Nintendo Switch Runs At 37C Under Load, Heat Signatures Captured Via FLIR Images

22 Feb

Since Nintendo Switch is a hybrid console that sports handheld and console for gaming. Interestingly, the recent thermal tests of handheld device tell that it runs cool, Switch runs At 37C max. The FLIR images tell how hot the device gets under load conditions. The images captured and shown below are events of testing various […]

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How to get Your Nintendo Switch Account ID

22 Feb

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Will show you how to get your Nintendo Switch Account ID Faced with the imminent launch of Nintendo Switch, you can now get your own Nintendo Switch Account ID. You know that here will link your previous account 3DS or Wii U, as it will be the only way to play on the new console […]

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Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers will let you palette-swap every character

22 Feb

The increasingly curious Ultra Street Fighter 2 will let you alter each fighter’s colours when it hits the Switch this year.

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Image credit for the screen above goes to Gamer, a Japanese website that seems to have the exclusive look at several different palette-swap choices you’ll be offered in the latest iteration of Street Fighter 2.

As far as gimmicks go it’s a neat one, although we’re more excited about how bafflingly terrible the first-person mode looks.

According to some translations made by Perfectly Nintendo, you’ll be able to save ten different variations for each character and use them online. The cart for Ultra Street Fighter 2 will also contain over 1400 pieces of artwork to browse.

Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers is a Switch exclusive. A release date has not been nailed down.

Nintendo Switch Controller’s Battery Life Will Last For 40 Hours

21 Feb

Nintendo Switch is just a couple of weeks away from launch and gamers are eager to get their hands on it. As the launch is getting closer more and more details for the game have been revealed and now some new details about the console’s controllers have emerged. Also See: Did GameStop Just Ran Out […]

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Buying a Switch? Reserve your Nintendo Account ID now, before someone legs it with all the good names

21 Feb

Switch owners-to-be should secure their desired usernames now, before somebody else does it.

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Switch introduces a new suite of Nintendo online services called, uh, Nintendo Online Service, and it doesn’t use the same old Nintendo Network ID as you’ve been using on 3DS or Wii U. No, it’s Nintendo Account now.

Destructoid reports Nintendo has added some new features to the Nintendo Accounts home page in advance of the Switch release next week, so hurry on over and sign in. Just go to the User ID section and click Edit to reserve your ID.

If you don’t yet have a Nintendo Account, you can set one up now. Log in with your existing Nintendo Network ID, a range of social network IDs, or email; complete the two-factor authentication process; and bob’s your uncle. You’ll be all set up in advance of Switch and Nintendo Online Service, and you can choose your online name.

There are some decent benefits to getting a Nintendo Account set up, not least that you’ll need one of these IDs to use the Switch eShop and use Nintendo Online Service. In a notable improvement over the old Nintendo Network ID system, purchases made via your Nintendo Account for Switch are locked to that ID, not to the hardware they were made on – a great change from the 3DS and Wii U days.

Although Nintendo Accounts are free, you’ll have to pay a monthly subscription for Nintendo Online Service, like PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live. It’ll be free at launch, though – probably because several key features will be missing. Probably sensible of Nintendo to soft-launch, though.

Nintendo Account launched in March 2016 and is platform-agnostic, allowing users to make purchases and set them to auto-download via websites and app as well as on Nintendo hardware. It’s also the platform for My Nintendo, the new loyalty program.

Nintendo Switch Hardware Photos Leaked Onto Internet Shows Innards

20 Feb

A number of Nintendo Switch hardware photos have been leaked onto Chinese web forums, showing off the console’s innards to the world only around ten days before the console actually releases, so that the more tech-savvy gamers that want to play the Switch can see exactly what is inside it. See Also: Journalists Are Now […]

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Aonuma’s Favorite Game of 2016 Isn’t A Nintendo Title, Not A Surprise Either

20 Feb

Eiji Aonuma, currently known as the director of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, has named his favorite game of 2016, and perhaps to no-one’s surprise, it’s not even a Nintendo title: instead, it’s the one game that came out that year in a format that he’s familiar with. See Also: Legend Of […]

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Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC Is Still In Development For Now

20 Feb

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC that Nintendo will eventually be releasing after the game comes out is still in development for now, with apparently no release date in sight just yet. However, with all the stuff it’s going to be bringing to the table, the wait’ll likely be worth it. See […]

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Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC Is Still In Development For Now

20 Feb

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC that Nintendo will eventually be releasing after the game comes out is still in development for now, with apparently no release date in sight just yet. However, with all the stuff it’s going to be bringing to the table, the wait’ll likely be worth it. See […]

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Nintendo Has Revealed The Size For Some Digital Switch Games

20 Feb

Nintendo has just updated its Japanese website with the size of some digital Switch games, including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Here you can find the full list: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 13.4GB Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 7+GB Puyo Puyo Tetris […]

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Nintendo Has Revealed The Size For Some Digital Switch Games

20 Feb

Nintendo has just updated its Japanese website with the size of some digital Switch games, including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Here you can find the full list: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 13.4GB Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 7+GB Puyo Puyo Tetris […]

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Nintendo Switch game download sizes confirmed – you’re going to need an SD card

20 Feb

Extra memory is something you should consider for your Nintendo Switch, judging by the file sizes of these digital games.

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Nintendo’s official Japanese site has published the download sizes for a number of digital games releasing on the Nintendo Switch in the near future.

Individually, a lot of the games will have no issue fitting on the console’s internal storage, but you won’t be able to install many of them. Zelda: Breath of the Wild, for instance, requires 13.4GB of free space, whereas Mario Kart 8 Deluxe takes up a decent 8GB.

The biggest hit, however, comes from the Dragon Quest Heroes games, which take up 32GB of space combined. Nintendo even added a note to recommend installing them on an SD card.

Here’s the full list (via Gamespot):

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 13.4GB
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 8GB
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris – 1.09GB
  • Disgaea 5 – 5.92GB
  • Snipperclips – 1.60GB
  • I Am Setsuna – 1.40GB
  • Dragon Quest Heroes 1 & 2 – 32GB
  • Nobunaga’s Ambition – 5GB

These sizes are not very large, all things considered, but given how small the console’s internal memory is, you will have to delete and reinstall games if you didn’t fork out for an SD card. The most recent Switch leak confirmed that after installing the main firmware, we’ll be left with around 25.9GB of usable space.

That’s not a lot, but thankfully 32Gb and 64GB SD cards are relatively affordable.

The Nintendo Switch is out starting March 3, along with Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and a number of other titles.

Nintendo says early sale Switch units were stolen, and everyone involved has been fired

20 Feb

Switch units in the wild may result in criminal charges for those who helped them run free.

Switch fever peaked last week when some dodgy shakycam footage showing the Switch setup menu and UI as well as a Switch unboxing video made some corners of the Internet wild with envy.

Hiphoptherobot said at the time that a retailer had supplied the Switch unit early, presumably by mistake; they even said several times that they wouldn’t be talking about the matter if they had done anything shady. Unfortunately it looks like they were taken in by someone else, as the Switch was stolen.

“Earlier this week, individuals claimed to prematurely purchase a small number of Nintendo Switch systems from an unspecified retailer,” Nintendo told IGN.

“Nintendo has determined these units were stolen in an isolated incident by employees of a US distributor, with one system being illegally resold. The individuals involved have been identified, terminated from their place of employment and are under investigation by local law enforcement authorities on criminal charges.”

The original poster of last week’s Switch videos has confirmed this includes their Switch unit. “Nintendo has the console back and I am personally not in any trouble,” they said in an update posted on posted on NeoGAF.

They also said they’d unknowingly bought a stolen Switch, and that everyone has “been very nice and reasonable” throughout the return process – but that they don’t expect to get their money back. The full thread is worth a read, although it’s light on details as the OP is understandably a bit wary of sharing too much.

Switch launches March 3. Buy it from a shop on or after that date. Anybody who offers you an early one is probably doing something dodgy.

A full Switch interface Nintendo Direct is expected this week, if the videos are pulled in the meantime and you’re dying to take a peek.

Pokemon Go: these new Evolution items are obtained at PokeStops – but the drop rate’s all over the place

18 Feb

The large Pokemon GO update this week not only brought with it 80 new monsters and customization options, but new Evolution Items as well. Apparently, they are also rather rare.

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According to Nintendo Life, the new Evolution Items in Pokemon Go can be obtained at PokeStops, and currently there are five stone types:

  • Dragon Scale: Evolves Seadra into Kingdra
  • King’s Rock: Evolves Poliwhirl into Politoed / Slowpoke into Slowking
  • Metal Coat: Onix into Steelix / Scyther into Scizor
  • Sun Stone: Gloom into Bellossom / Sunkern into Sunflora
  • Upgrade: Porygon into Porygon2

These Evolution items are used to evolve the aforementioned Gen 1 Pokemon into Gen 2 creatures. However, the drop rate for the Evolution times seems to vary, hugely.

Over on reddit, some users report going to multiple PokeStops without obtaining a single Evolution item. One user said they spun over 250 times and went home empty handed, while another obtained one on their first PokeStop spin.

Along with Evolution items, there are two new berries at PokeStops which help players entice Pokemon: Nanab and Pinap.

The former slows the Pokemon down to make it easier to catch, while the latter doubles the candy handed over upon being caught. The drop rate on these berries is said to be much higher than the Evolution items.

In other words, keep trying and use those berries. It’s unknown if this intended programming on Niantic’s part, or if there is a balancing issue.

But at this point, it’s basically like rolling for loot in D&D: some have better luck than others.

Nintendo Switch Mii And Profile Picture Menu Leaked

18 Feb

Nintendo Switch is just a few weeks away from launch and profile pictures and Mii options for the console have already leaked. Also See: Switch eShop Will Let You Link Content To Your Account, Console Free Space Revealed An early owner of the Nintendo Switch has posted some pictures of the options for the profile […]

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New Splatoon 2 Gameplay Video Shows Off A Multiplayer Match

17 Feb

A new Splatoon 2 gameplay video has released by Nintendo, showing off a Turf War match taking place in the next game. Turf War is the flagship game mode of the Splatoon series, where players fight one another to paint a majority of the map their color before time runs out. See Also: There Will […]

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