The Nintendo Switch will have Neo Geo games (updated)

The Nintendo Switch will support a handful of new games, of course, but it’s also going to feature some fan-favorite classics from the Neo Geo era, Famitsu says. The Arcade Archive collection from Japanese video game publisher Hamster Corporation will land on the Switch worldwide beginning in March with King of Fighters ’98, according to the report. Keep in mind …

Nintendo Switch online multiplayer won’t be free

There’s a lot to love about Nintendo, but it’s always been a generation behind the curve when it comes to online services. The Nintendo Wii was hampered by an awkward friend code system, and the Wii U’s network services were weird, goofy and heavily monitored. With the Switch that all might change: Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima just announced Nintendo Online …

Nintendo finally discovered capacitive touch screens

At Nintendo’s Switch press conference today, the company revealed that its upcoming gaming console will have — wait for it — a capacitive touch screen. This is a pretty big move for Nintendo, which has traditionally gone with resistive touch displays — the DS, the 3DS and the Wii U all had resistive touch screens and had to be used …

‘Arms’ brings shooter-esque boxing to the Nintendo Switch

Nintendo isn’t wasting any time with original games for its new Switch console. During its launch livestream tonight, the company announced Arms, a new boxing game that also shares a lot with shooters. It relies on motion controls to attack enemies from a distance. In practice, it looks like you’re punching with a bit of a delay, thanks to your …

‘Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ lands on Switch at launch

Game consoles don’t tend to have stand-out, killer software at launch, but Nintendo is bucking the trend again. The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild will be released in concert with the console itself on March 3rd. Not picking up the new console? The game comes out the same day for the Wii U. If this seems familiar it’s …

Nintendo classics get online multiplayer on the Switch

The Nintendo Switch features a new, paid subscription model that grants players access to online multiplayer features — and something extra. According to the Nintendo Switch Online Service website, anyone who subscribes will be able to download and play one classic game from the Nintendo Entertainment System or Super Nintendo Entertainment System per month, “with newly-added online play.” Source: Nintendo …

Playing all the games at Nintendo’s Switch event

We’ve touched the hardware and were left with some good impressions. But that’s only half of the equation: What about the games? Nintendo is offering several upgraded (and some brand new) titles for the Switch. While some depend on the new controller interfaces (Arms) and sharing aspects of the new console (1-2-Switch!), others, in classic Nintendo style, tap in our …

Nintendo’s Switch Pro controller is refined, but not perfect

Nintendo’s Joy-Con controllers for the Switch are wonderfully unique, but they might not be ideal for every situation. That’s why the $70 Switch Pro Controller exists — it’s meant for gamers who need a more traditional-feeling gamepad for titles like Ultra Street Fighter 2 and Super Bomberman R. It’s not exactly a surprising accessory, as Nintendo had a similar Pro …

Nintendo will have a Switch app to help with parental controls

Nintendo dropped all the official details on its new Switch console that’s set to arrive in March while most of us were sleeping. Along with a truckload of hardware and software info, the company also has an app for Android and iOS to help parents keep tabs on their child’s gaming habit. The appropriately named Nintendo Switch Parental Controls mobile …

Nintendo’s HD Rumble will be the best unused Switch feature of 2017

If I had to describe Nintendo in just three words, I’d steal the shared city slogan of Austin, Santa Cruz and Portland: “Keep Nintendo Weird.” The Japanese game giant delights in its own unique character, and has made a habit of defying convention. Nintendo’s gimmicks are always fascinating, but they don’t usually work out. The Wii Remote’s speakers largely went …