On October 20th, Nintendo finally showed off its ambitious new console for the first time. Since then, the Nintendo Switch has been building hype online with rumors detailing a dream launch lineup and an even better first year. With new games in the Zelda, Mario, and Pokemon franchises alongside ports of some of Wii U’s biggest titles and Virtual Console surprises like Mother 3 all rumored, the stage was set for Nintendo’s full … Continue reading The Perfect Switch Launch Games
Eurogamer published two reports on Tuesday regarding the upcoming Nintendo NX. The information shared in these reports confirmed quite a few rumors that have been circulating over the past year and brought to light some new information that paints a clearer picture of what the NX will be when it is released next March. Perhaps the biggest story in all of this revolves around the NX’s … Continue reading Report: Nintendo NX is the Long-Rumored Hybrid Console
With little known about the upcoming 2o17 release of the Nintendo NX, Ubisoft seems to be the only publisher talking about the platform. Speaking with MCV yesterday, Ubisoft’s EMEA boss Alain Corre spoke highly of the upcoming console: We have always appreciated the relationship with Nintendo, the co-creation and the fact that they are really concentrating on quality – they have fantastic brands…and they are addressing … Continue reading Ubisoft Executives Bullish on Nintendo NX
When the Tokyo Stock Exchange closed on Friday, July 15th, Nintendo’s stock had grown by over 70% in just seven days, reaching its highest value in over five years. Nintendo – long known for its gaming hardware – amazingly enough hasn’t even released a product of its own in that timeframe. The stock’s growth can instead be attributed to Pokémon GO, a mobile app released by The Pokémon … Continue reading Pokemon GO Takes Nintendo’s Stock to New Five Year High
In an interview with Polygon, Nintendo’s General Manager of Entertainment Planning and Development – Shinya Takashi – may be hinting an an upcoming smartphone controller to be used with Nintendo’s future mobile offerings. Physical controllers for smart device applications are available in the market and it is possible that we may also develop something new by ourselves. Takashi’s comments come just before Nintendo is to … Continue reading Nintendo May be Developing a Smartphone Controller
While Microsoft and Sony are publicly readying plans to iterate on their consoles, Nintendo has been quiet about its upcoming NX console. Over the past few months, all kinds of rumors about the NX have been circulating. We’ve heard that the console will be anywhere from XBOX One to Project Scropio’s in terms of power, that it will mark the return of cartridge-based systems, and even that the … Continue reading Miyamoto: Nintendo Strategically Remaining Quiet on NX
So I woke up this morning to a text from a friend who had already seen Nintendo’s big news that broke overnight. Knowing that I typically write at night and publish the following morning, all he said was “I think I know what tonight’s topic will be.”
I loaded up Twitter to see what had happened overnight, but it wasn’t immediately apparent which story he was referring to. Nintendo had announced on an investor’s call with little to no fanfare that the NX, its next console, will be launching in March of next year. Alongside that news, they also told us that Zelda Wii U has been delayed to 2017 and will officially launch simultaneously on Wii U and NX. Oh, and contrary to traditional gaming media cycles, NX won’t be shown off at E3…and Zelda will be the ONLY game playable on the show floor by Nintendo.
There was also a crazy post from Shuhei Yoshida on the PlayStation Blog telling us that all of the Uncharted 4 copies popping up on ebay in the UK yesterday were actually stolen from the company during the shipping process.
Since there was so much to unpack, I asked him if he would be interested in doing a running dialogue with me today to go through some of the news and offer our individual perspectives. He agreed! So without further ado, here are Brendon’s and my thoughts on all of today’s craziness…