Breath of the Wild Shield Backpack Will Surprise Your Friends

ThinkGeek has unveiled an officially licensed Zelda: Breath of the Wild Shield Backpack. The Breath of the Wild Shield Backpack is available exclusively at ThinkGeek for $59.99 USD, and it is modeled after the in-game version of the Traveler’s Shield. It has a double zipper and a padded laptop/tablet sleeve along with three pouches (the sleeve is 10 1/2″ wide …

Why Nintendo Hasn’t Made a New Advance Wars

While Nintendo has published four Fire Emblem games in the last five years, the drought for its other Advance Wars series continues. Nintendo producer Hitoshi Yamagami admits he’d like to make a new Advance Wars, but he admits the development team would have to overcome a particular design challenge. “Personally, I’d love to do Advance Wars,” Yamagami told Eurogamer, “but …

Nintendo Announces Arms Global Testpunch Beta

During a Nintendo Direct presentation, Nintendo announced the Arms Global Testpunch, a limited beta period where you can play the company’s new fighting game for Switch. The first Global Testpunch will run on the following dates: North America: Friday, May 26 to Sunday, May 28 Friday, June 2 to Sunday, June 4 Europe: Saturday, May 27 to Sunday, May 28 …

Arms: Nintendo Takes a Jab at a New Fighting Series

After a few minutes of duking it out in a match of Arms, it’s easy to see that Nintendo’s new fighting game for Switch has more in common with Street Fighter than it does Punch-Out!!! The combat is built around stretchy limbs and a familiar trio of options, where you have to use punches, throws, and blocks to K.O. your …

New Nintendo 2DS XL: The Best Gets A Little Better

< p dir=”ltr”>The recently New Nintendo 2DS XL might not seem all that special on the surface, but that latest revision to Nintendo’s flagship handheld has some good improvements under the hood. For a relatively low $149.99 USD, you’re getting a solid hardware revision with an unbelievably thin top screen, a fast processor to cut load times on heftier games …

10 Close-Up Photos of the New Nintendo 2DS XL

IGN traveled to New York to check out the New Nintendo 2DS XL, a new slim entry in Nintendo’s 3DS line that removes the glasses-free 3D feature. The device has a sleek and slim clamshell design. It has a small stylus, built-in dual cameras, supports amiibo, and is roughly the same experience as a New Nintendo 3DS XL — that’s right, the same …

Hey! Pikmin Feels Like a Kids Game And That’s OK

Hey! Pikmin’s simple stylus-driven action might be a turnoff for hardcore Pikmin fans. We played this 2D side-scroller at an event in New York and it feels aimed at getting a younger audience in touch with the series. This is not a bad thing per se: The Pikmin games have always featured adorable characters, but the real-time strategy was difficult …

Nintendo Will Announce New 3DS Games at E3 2017

Nintendo will continue to announce games for the Nintendo 2DS/New 2DS XL/New 3DS XL line of handheld systems according to Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime. “We will certainly be announcing new titles for the 3DS platform, and we’ll do that continuously,” Fils-Aime told IGN. “Some things that will be announced at E3. There will be some that we announce …

Opinion: What Nintendo Can Learn from the NES Classic’s Failures

Last week, Nintendo discontinued the NES Classic after just six months of availability. The decision to kill off the beloved little retro box leaves it with an odd legacy. It was a neat system, but awful supply issues never allowed it to reach its potential and supply shortages left customers who wanted to buy one understandably frustrated. < p dir=”ltr”>Despite …

Nintendo Discontinues the NES Classic Edition

Nintendo will discontinue the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition and the last shipments will go out to retailers throughout this month. A Nintendo representative provided the following statement to IGN: “Throughout April, NOA territories will receive the last shipments of Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition systems for this year. We encourage anyone interested in obtaining this system to …

New Zelda and Smash Amiibo Announced

During today’s Nintendo Direct presentation, Nintendo revealed three new amiibo for The Legend of Zelda series along with a release date for Cloud, Corrin, and Bayonetta amiibo, the final characters added to Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS as DLC. Majora’s Mask Link, Twilight Princess Link, and Skyward Sword Link are new additions for The Legend of Zelda 30th anniversary series. Nintendo …

Nintendo Switch Neon Yellow Joy-Con Set Announced

Nintendo announced a pair of Switch accessories during today’s Direct presentation. The company revealed a Neon Yellow set of Joy-Con, along with a corresponding Joy-Con strap accessory of the same color, will be sold separately at retailers on June 16. This is same release date Nintendo’s new fighting game, called Arms. The neon yellow Joy-Con controllers < p dir=”ltr”>The Neon …

Standalone Nintendo Switch Dock Is Coming to Stores Next Month

Nintendo announced that the standalone dock will begin shipping to stores this May during a Nintendo Direct presentation today. Previously, the standalone Switch dock was only available as a replacement part on Nintendo’s online store. The dock will be sold for $59.99 USD, but it does not come with an AC adapter. That accessory can be purchased for an additional …

What to Expect from the April 12 Nintendo Direct

The first post-Switch Nintendo Direct has been announced, and we’ve got a special live stream of our own to set the table for the online presentation. You can watch the Nintendo Direct on IGN! Join us for pre and post show analysis by our Nintendo Voice Chat show crew this Wednesday, April 12 at 2:30 PM PT (5:30 PM ET, …

New Naruto Game Revealed Alongside Remastered Collection

Bandai Namco has revealed two Naruto-related projects: Naruto to Boruta: Shinobi Striker, a new entry in the popular anime game series, and Naruto Shippudden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy, a remaster collection of four previously released games. First, Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker is being developed by Soleil Ltd. This acrobatic ninja brawler will pit up to eight combatants against each other simultaneously …

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild doesn’t put you on a set path, it doesn’t hold your hand, and we love it for that. Nintendo had to conduct a lot of experiments in order to make a dynamic, open world game like it.  We recently sat down with game director Hidemaro Fujibayashi, technical director Takuhiro Dohta, and art …

What 2 IGN Editors Think of Zelda: Breath of the Wild So Far

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is just a week away! Now that we have it, we wanted to give you a sense of just how open Nintendo’s open-world adventure game actually is – without spoiling anything, of course. Read on for a spoiler-free conversation between our two editors who’ve spent the most time with it so far, …

Zelda’s Season Pass Hints More DLC in Nintendo’s Future

Nintendo made a announcement for an expansion pass that will unlock additional content in the company’s anticipated Switch game, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Yes, even the seemingly-sacred Nintendo is selling season pass content that will be released in two waves. < p dir=”ltr”>Purchasing the expansion will unlock three extra treasure chests in the game’s Great Plateau …

No Man’s Sky Giving First Talk at GDC

The annual Game Developers Conference is a week away! And while there are dozens (and dozens) of interesting panel discussions, here’s three sessions that captured our interest. < p dir=”ltr”>Rogue One: A Star Wars Story visual effects supervisor John Knoll, principal engineer and architect, and digital production supervisor Roger Cordes, from Lucasfilm’s ILMxLab, will discuss how a handful of headshots …

Zelda Creator Explains the Importance of Story in Games

Nintendo creative fellow and lauded game designer Shigeru Miyamoto offered his take on the importance of story in games and, more specifically, in the upcoming Zelda: Breath of the Wild. < p dir=”ltr”>In an interview with Time, Miyamoto offered his thoughts. “Let me start off by saying that Mr. and his team, instead of creating a game where you’re playing …