Amazon UK has listings of several Switch titles (Possibly 30) stating source being peculiar “Nintendo Switch event” & inside the leak includes 2 Pokemon 3DS titles for Switch. Could be old/ mistake/ error, & it could mean a Nintendo Direct is coming soon with several announcements therein, Retailers (especially the big ones like Amazon) often have advance info to prepare promotions and pre-orders. Amazon did something similar several months back where they put up placeholders for a ND. Read more “RUMOR: Future Nintendo Direct SEPTEMBER 2018 Revealing 2 New Switch Pokemon Titles & More!”
Dear Nintendo fans, On January 30, 2019, we plan to close the Wii Shop Channel, which has been available on Wii systems since December 2006. We sincerely thank our loyal customers for their support. You can still add Wii Points until March 26, 2018, and purchase content on the Wii Shop Channel until January 30, 2019.
Nintendo’s eShop Australian listings of Nintendo Switch indicate the third game in Wayforward’s Shantae series coming soon. So prepare to embark on a brand new adventure with Shantae, the hair-whipping belly dancing genie. When she loses her magic, Shantae must team up with her nemesis, the nefarious pirate Risky Boots in order to save Sequin Land from an evil curse. As a pirate, Shantae gains new weapons to advance her quest, slay monsters, battle epic bosses…and hopefully get her magic back in the bargain! But can she really trust her deadliest enemy?
Splatoon was developed by Nintendo’s Entertainment Analysis & Development division, and originated from having a competitive multiplayer ink-based territory control game, which was later expanded to include squids and the ability to swim through the ink. The concept was created by lead programmer Shintaro Sato, who had previously worked on titles in the Animal Crossing franchise. The development team for Splatoon was generally composed of younger Nintendo employees (compared to other titles by the company). The main appeal of the game is its online competitive 3rd person shooter matchups where two teams pick a side and battle it out in these huge special Turf War events hosted under the name “Splatfest”.
The game was noted heading for Switch September of last year by Sega, and now a confirmed release date scheduled for April 4, 2018 (Japan only so far) spotted within yesterday’s unique Japanese version of Nintendo’s digital broadcast.
The popular employment-oriented social networking service LinkedIn has provided clues through a profile listing of Retro Studios talent that illustrates one of the writers at Retro Studios (previously a manager) had updated their Resume with the following detail:
Working with a highly skilled team to bridge the gaps between game design needs and telling a compelling story in a meaningful world. Finding the best ways to construct the narrative we want the player to experience with the tools and restrictions available through text, dialogue, and non-traditional storytelling.