Xbox head Phil Spencer interested in bringing Xbox Game Pass to Nintendo Switch

During its Nintendo Direct presentation at E3 2019, Nintendo revealed two new paid downloadable fighters coming to the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game: Hero from the DRAGON QUEST series to be available this summer, and Banjo-Kazooie for this fall. According to Xbox head Phil Spencer, bringing Banjo-Kazooie to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate proved to be … Continue reading Xbox head Phil Spencer interested in bringing Xbox Game Pass to Nintendo Switch

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Xbox head Phil Spencer says Banjo-Kazooie for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was an easy deal to make

During its Nintendo Direct presentation at E3 2019, Nintendo revealed two new paid downloadable fighters coming to the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game: Hero from the DRAGON QUEST series to be available this summer, and Banjo-Kazooie for this fall. According to Xbox head Phil Spencer, bringing Banjo-Kazooie to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate proved to be … Continue reading Xbox head Phil Spencer says Banjo-Kazooie for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was an easy deal to make

Nintendo confirms there are no more first-party games for Nintendo 3DS

Exactly one year ago from today, Nintendo held a briefing for investors to reaffirm that it would “continue the 3DS business” and that it was “preparing new software for release in 2019 and beyond.” However, during this year’s version of the same briefing, Nintendo revealed that there are currently zero first-party games on the schedule … Continue reading Nintendo confirms there are no more first-party games for Nintendo 3DS

Fanart: New British Pokémon Welwel, Wotsall and Disden created for Pokémon Sword and Shield

This is just a very British pun about Pokémon Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield take place in the new Galar region. Galar is an expansive region with diverse environments— an idyllic countryside, contemporary cities, thick forest and craggy, snow-covered mountains. The people and the Pokémon who live there work together closely to develop the industries … Continue reading Fanart: New British Pokémon Welwel, Wotsall and Disden created for Pokémon Sword and Shield

Nintendo says it has “a very high number” of female designers

Nintendo’s executives recently hosted a Q&A with investors in Japan. One investor asked about the number of women employed by the company. “Female gamers are growing in number year after year,” asked the investor, “but what is the proportion of female employees in your hardware and software development departments?” In response, Nintendo director Shinya Takahashi … Continue reading Nintendo says it has “a very high number” of female designers

Video: 13 differences between Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu & Let’s Go Eevee and Pokémon Red & Blue

The folks at Kotaku have published a special feature that compares 13 differences between Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu & Let’s Go Eevee and the original Pokémon Red & Blue. You can check it out in the embedded video below: Pokemon Let's Go: 13 Differences From Red and Blue Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee are … Continue reading Video: 13 differences between Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu & Let’s Go Eevee and Pokémon Red & Blue

Nintendo hopes to keep 3DS alive for at least four more years

The following excerpts come from a recent conversation between Kotaku Editor-in-Chief Stephen Totilo and Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime: He’s telling me that the 3DS/2DS is great “for the entry consumer, the parent with a five, six, seven year old. You’re not quite there yet. Soon you’ll be buying a 2DS or 2DS XL…” “You’ll still be … Continue reading Nintendo hopes to keep 3DS alive for at least four more years

Nintendo confirms N64 Classic is “not in our planning horizon”

The folks at Kotaku recently caught up with Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime to discuss the possibility of a Nintendo 64 Classic: Nintendo’s holiday line-up does not include a new retro console, a surprise for fans and media who expected the 2016 NES Classic and 2017 SNES Classic retro consoles to be followed by … Continue reading Nintendo confirms N64 Classic is “not in our planning horizon”

Nintendo discusses post-release DLC character lineup for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime was recently interviewed by Kotaku editor Stephen Totilo about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Read on below for a few excerpts from the interview: Nintendo has understandably promoted the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a multiplayer-centric game, but the recent Nintendo Direct video presentation for it culminated with a … Continue reading Nintendo discusses post-release DLC character lineup for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Realistic Pokémon artist was hired to work on the Pokémon Detective Pikachu movie

An artist who goes by the name RJ Palmer started drawing Pokémon as though they were realistic dinosaurs six years ago. Those sketches, which were initially done for fun, led to him getting the job of working on the Pokémon Detective Pikachu movie. Palmer says that the film’s production designer hired him when he googled … Continue reading Realistic Pokémon artist was hired to work on the Pokémon Detective Pikachu movie