NoA filed suit against a guy who was accused of selling NES classic (and Switch consoles) with pirated software preloaded on the hardware last Tuesday. The attachment image is part of the legal filings therein (see below) Read more “[RUMOR] Nintendo’s eShop Coming To A Close”
In a musical concert in Osaka Japan Legend of Zelda Director took the opportunity to announce the HD revamp of Nintendo Wii’s Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword as confirmed by social media by those who attended the event:
It seems Aonuma teased Skyward Sword for Switch at the Zelda concert in Osaka today. Multiple attendees are tweeting about it.
— Zalman (@enterzalman) November 25, 2018
Skyward Sword released on Wii as the premier Motion+ experience. The greater majority of gameplay mechanics revolve around use of motion controls: these include camera control with the Nunchuk and general hotkey actions and movement linked to the Wii Remote. With Nintendo Switch hardware they’ll improve quite a bit on the motion controls, making the remaster the true way to experience Skyward Sword. Skyward Sword only used gyro motion controls, no infra-red pointer inputs. The joy-con have much better gyro than the hardware within the Wii Remote.
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Due next week are the official NPD numbers release but reports are circulating currently stemming from reliable sources and Read more “RUMOR: July 2018 NPD Market Research Data Leaked! Nintendo Switch #1 Hardware”
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!”
Mario’s latest 2D platforming iteration from last gen is building steam via rumor-mill to be offering a port to those gaming on Nintendo’s hybrid console this gen. There isn’t much indication detailing the extent of the softwares portfolio if being a deluxe version and including Read more “RUMOR: New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe Heading To Switch [DETAILS]”
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.
Back in early January there was a rumor that a new Legend of Zelda game was in development for the Nintendo 3DS from Grezzo. It was meant to be a Link’s Awakening reimagining with BOTW concepts. Grezzo is best known for their Nintendo 2nd party development modernizing The Legend Of Zelda franchises greatest hits implementing autostereoscopic 3D presentation. It’s Today, @Reddit, Nate869621 posted the following:
The game was suppose[d] to come out this year, but due to the focus on BotW and the DLC it was delayed to next year to change the gameplay to a more ‘open’ approach.
The game is being developed by Grezzo, the guys behind A Link Between Worlds
Coming from source behind Shonengames the trilogy which released last year via PS4/XBone is currently being ported to the Nintendo Switch. If true the collection would accompany ongoing portfolio building on the platform, Bandai Namco president Mitsuaki Taguchi has stated that the names of the three exclusive games would be made known by Spring / Summer 2018, having hinted at new game in the Tales series and confirmed Metroid Prime 4, Bandai Namco couldn’t be busier on Nintendo Switch.
The Pokemon Company has posted listing for a Localization Associate who will be involved with “product development and marketing activities” including digital production and asset management. Under the list of responsibilities, it states that the hired candidate will be dealing with “in-game screenshots and video creation,” “video game hardware and software asset management,” and”DLC data preparation and testing.” The position offers a one-year fixed term contract and takes place in London, which is the same location as the other Pokemon localization team roles.
EuroGamer’s Tom Phillips confirmed this morning Namco Bandai Singapore is in fact housing the project in collaboration with Sakamoto, SEE BELOW:
Internet rumours this week pegged Bandai Namco as being the mystery studio behind Metroid Prime 4 – something multiple sources have now confirmed to Eurogamer as being accurate. Specifically, the highly-anticipated Nintendo Switch exclusive is being developed by Bandai Namco Studios Singapore, which we understand is lead studio on the game in collaboration with Nintendo. This studio houses some former LucasArts Singapore staff who previously worked on, among other things, the ambitious cancelled Star Wars 1313.
-TOM PHILLIPS [EUROGAMER]