After two years, ‘Pokémon Go’ is finally letting you trade monsters

It’s been almost two years since Nintendo and Niantic released the mobile hit Pokémon Go. While the game’s (very) slow feature rollout has whittled down the userbase to diehard fans, interaction with the upcoming Switch games make it a good time to get back in the game. But today, the game announced it’s ready to roll out a Poké-critical function …

Here’s a $20 arcade cabinet made of cardboard and a Switch

Where Nintendo goes, others follow. Off the back of Nintendo’s popular Labo cardboard kits, accessory maker Nyko has concocted its own cardboard creation — the PixelQuest Arcade Kit. Like Labo, it comes flat-packed as cardboard sheets. Where it differs is that the Arcade Kit doesn’t come with any software. It’s instead meant to act as a miniature arcade cabinet for …

Sony issues non-response to ‘Fortnite’ cross-play woes on Switch

Fortnite diehards would have been undoubtedly jubilant at the E3 announcement that the battle royale hit had come to Nintendo Switch. Its arrival was even blessed with the inclusion of native voice-chat. Yes, things were peachy until hopeful players tried logging into their Epic Games account on PlayStation 4, and realized they couldn’t use their existing Epic accounts to access …

Experience Nintendo’s E3 2018 booth without having to go to LA

I made a beeline for Nintendo’s booth as soon as E3’s showfloor opened. (Bizarrely, this is actually the first official show day.) The company had wrapped up its big Nintendo Direct presentation just an hour earlier, so I knew exactly what was on the table: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. (Oh and the first chance to play Pokémon Let’s Go!) Nintendo …

If you buy Nintendo’s Poké Ball Plus accessory, you’ll get a free Mew

We already knew that the Switch’s Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go Evee! would land alongside the Poké Ball Plus, but Nintendo is now trying to sweeten the deal. Each optional accessory will land with the mythical Pokémon Mew inside. Overpowered from the start? Well, that would depend on the stats, but a psychic Pokémon from the outset …

‘Fire Emblem Three Houses’ brings the strategy RPG to Switch

Fire Emblem‘s long-awaited arrival on Nintendo Switch is edging closer. During its E3 press conference, the house of Mario finally unveiled Three Houses, a game built from the ground up for its portable-console hybrid. As you might expect, the experience is a graphical upgrade over Fire Emblem Awakening, Fates (Birthright and Conquest) and Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, which all came …

The next ‘Xenoblade Chronicles 2’ DLC arrives September 2018

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has already seen a number of DLC updates, but that isn’t stopping developer Monolith Soft from adding even more adventures to the game. During Nintendo’s E3 2018 press conference on Tuesday, the company revealed that yet another DLC pack — Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna The Golden Country — will be arriving to season pass subscribers later this …

‘Overcooked 2’ brings more culinary chaos to Nintendo Switch August 7th (updated)

If you’re looking for a healthy serving of culinary fun on Nintendo Switch, you’ll soon have your chance. During today’s Nintendo Direct for E3, the company announced that Ghost Town Games’ Overcooked 2 will arrive on the console August 7th. When it drops, expect another crazy cook-off where you can enter the kitchen using wireless, local or online co-op. There …

‘Hollow Knight’ hits the Nintendo Switch today

After a lengthy wait, the indie platformer Hollow Knight will arrive on the Switch today, Nintendo announced during its E3 Direct stream. It joins Axiom Verge and SteamWorld Dig 2 as one of the handful of independent 2D Metroidvania titles on the console, and we expect to see plenty more down the line, like the upcoming Bloodstained: Ritual of the …

‘Super Mario Party’ is ready to ruin your friendships October 5th

Nintendo is reviving Mario Party. Super Mario Party will be released this October 5th and from the looks of it, the game will make use of special Switch features we haven’t seen before. One section of the video showed two Switch screens laying face up on a table. From a top-down perspective, the screens resembled a board game, with players …

‘Daemon X Machina’ brings stylized mechs to Switch in 2019

The Switch has a new mecha property coming next year, announced at the top of today’s Nintendo Direct — Daemon X Machina. While easily mistaken for a new installment in the Xenoblade series, this is decidedly in the shooter genre like Armored Core, with humanoid mechs duking it out in open fields and city streets against even larger spider-like robots. …

Hey Nintendo, where’s ‘Metroid Prime 4’?

If you’ve been patiently waiting since last year’s E3 conference for the reveal of the new Metroid Prime 4 game, we’re sorry. The hotly anticipated next iteration of Samus Aran was nowhere to be seen during Nintendo Direct, the venerable gaming company’s main announcement video that broadcast live this morning. Author:  Source: Engadget

‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ is a refinement of a classic formula

It’s December 1999. I’m sitting in my best friend’s smoke-filled bedroom, frantically mashing the buttons of an N64 controller and having the time of my life. Six months later, I’m in the same smokey hovel, but now I’m deftly dodging attacks, timing blocks and dancing between the platforms of Planet Zebes. And I’m still having the time of my life. …

Donkey Kong DLC for ‘Mario + Rabbids’ arrives June 26th

Truly, we are living in the Golden Age of crossover content. At its E3 press conference on Monday, Ubisoft revealed more details about its upcoming Donkey Kong expansion for “Mario + Rabbids” which is slated for release on the Nintendo Switch later this month, June 26th specifically. The DLC is expected to include four new levels totaling an added 10 …

How the PlayStation Vita compares to legendary handhelds

The PlayStation Vita is hanging on by a thread. Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida said in 2015 there was no hope for a follow-up to the handheld console, and since then, the Vita machine has been quietly winding down. Sony is halting production of physical Vita games across Europe and North America on March 31st, 2019, though Sony Japan …

Anker built two Nintendo Switch-optimized battery packs

Playing the Nintendo Switch in portable mode is incredibly convenient, but the short battery life can leave users wanting. Today, Anker announced two new battery packs that are optimized for fast charging the Nintendo Switch. One is a $70, 13400mAh pack that provides up to 10 hours of additional play time. The other allows for 15 additional hours of play …