Sega Japan teases a mini Genesis coming later in 2018

Along with the rereleases of Shenmue I & II, Sega also showed off its own attempt at retro console loaded with classic games. While knockoff Genesis systems have been easy to find, the success of Nintendo’s miniaturized NES and SNES may have pushed Sega to get serious about nostalgia. MegaDrive Mini is apparently just a tentative name, but it’s also …

Atari shows its non-functional ‘VCS’ console prototype at GDC 2018

Last June, venerated gaming company Atari announced that it was making a comeback. Specifically, that it would be jumping back into the console market with a retro-style entertainment system it dubbed at the time, the Ataribox. Eleven months later, we can finally see the results of the company’s IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign: say hello to the 2600-inspired Atari VCS. Author:  Source: …

‘Hyper Light Drifter’ is another indie game coming to Switch

Nintendo wasn’t done with the indie game announcements after its #Nindies live stream earlier today. At an event and on social media it revealed three more ports coming to the Switch soon: Hyper Light Drifter, Nidhogg 2 and Crashlands. All three are GameMaker Studio titles, so it’s not surprising they’re coming to Nintendo’s convertible console now that the development tool …

Switch update makes it easy to add Facebook and Twitter friends

Nintendo Switch owners have a new system update awaiting them, and the release notes reveal what 5.0.0 is bringing along. While previous updates have smoothed out some rough edges for transferring saves and assisting with voice chat, this one’s highlight addition is the ability to suggest Nintendo Accounts based on your Twitter and Facebook friend lists (assuming you’ve linked them …

‘Octopath Traveler’ heads to Nintendo Switch on July 13th

Square Enix’s gorgeously retro game, Octopath Traveler, is arriving on the Switch very soon. Nintendo has revealed on today’s Direct stream that the game, developed by the same people behind the critically-acclaimed RPG series Bravely Default, will be available on July 13th. The game giant has also introduced two new characters you can play as: a merchant named Tressa, who …

‘Undertale’ marks the arrival of GameMaker Studio 2 for Switch

During the Nintendo Direct stream we also learned that Undertale (“the friendly RPG where nobody has to die” and one of our favorites from 2015) will come to the Switch “eventually.” While that’s great for fans of the game, it’s also good news for developers and fans of other games built using the same GameMaker Studio 2 platform. If you’re …

Play ‘Doom’ with motion controls on Nintendo Switch

Doom‘s arrival on the Nintendo Switch back in November was something of a surprise, given the limitations of the platform, but it’s quickly captured the hearts of many a gamer. Now, developer Bethesda has improved the gameplay experience even more. Polygon notes that a patch released today enables motion controls for the game. Via: Polygon Source: Bethesda Author:  Source: Engadget

Nintendo Labo hands-on: Cardboard has never been this fun

Leave it up to Nintendo to get us excited over cardboard. Labo, its DIY Switch-powered cardboard accessory line, seemed like the purist encapsulation of Nintendo’s philosophy: “Play” is far more important than having the best graphics. At first glance, Labo seems like a unique mixture of digital and analog gaming that kids will likely love. And based on my brief …

Nintendo Switch Online will launch in September

We knew Nintendo’s new online service would launch this year, and now we know Switch owners will be waiting until September for it. The company tweeted that Nintendo Switch Online will launch then, but didn’t reveal much else, other than the fact that it will remain free to use until the official launch (which will come about a year after …

Nintendo will bring ‘Mario Kart Tour’ to smartphones by March 2019

After Super Mario Run and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, the next Nintendo game to get a mobile version is Mario Kart. Following up on the company’s plan to release 2-3 games per year (there’s a Zelda game in development too) Mario Kart Tour is scheduled to arrive at some point before March 2019. Other than the title and vague release …

Nintendo Switch sales have surpassed the Wii U

In the weeks following the Nintendo Switch’s launch, it became clear that the portable-handheld hybrid would do better than its ill-fated predecessor. What’s surprising, however, is just how quickly the system has surpassed the Wii U. Nintendo had a stellar holiday quarter, shifting 7.23 million Switch consoles and bringing lifetime sales to 14.86 million. The Wii U, for comparison, sold …