Nintendo knows better than to announce a new Nintendo Switch at E3

Some Nintendo fans and industry watchers came away from Tuesday’s Nintendo Direct perplexed that the company didn’t roll out a new Nintendo Switch model, which has been heavily rumored and reported for the better part of a year. Mere weeks before E3 2021 kicked off, Bloomberg reported that we could see the new 4K-ready “Switch […]

Nintendo’s keeping Breath of the Wild 2’s final name a secret for now

Nintendo gave fans a fresh peek at the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Tuesday, but the company is clearly not ready to give us the final name of next year’s game. It’s still calling it “the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” in an official […]

Tekken’s Kazuya Mishima is coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Nintendo announced the next character coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: It’s Kazuya Mishima from the Tekken series. Nintendo and Smash Bros. game director Masahiro Sakurai announced the latest addition to the Ultimate roster during a Nintendo Direct presentation at E3 2021 on Tuesday. Kazuya was revealed using one of his signature moves: throwing people […]

I’m living my best life and tossing old ladies into the sea

I’ve spent the last few days recharging my batteries by tossing old ladies into the sea, stealing from orphans, and enjoying my illicit affair with a hunky sea captain. I gotta admit, it’s an unorthodox schedule, but one that’s really working for me. I’m playing Overboard!, a narrative title about murdering my husband and trying […]

Monster Hunter Rise finally gets an ending in update 3.0

Monster Hunter Rise will finally get an ending to its cliffhanger story with update 3.0, Capcom announced in a new livestream. The update launches Wednesday night for some Western players, and Thursday morning for Eastern players. The update also adds one new monster and a beefed-up version of an existing one. Monster Hunter Rise’s biggest […]

Japanese board game developer Oink Games bringing its catalog to Nintendo Switch

Oink Games, makers of charming little board games, is bringing its unique catalog to Nintendo Switch. The announcement was made Friday on Twitter. I hadn’t really head of Oink myself until just a few years back, when our Clayton Ashley returned from Japan with A Fake Artist Goes to New York. It’s a terrific little […]

Joy-Con drift hurts even worse in New Pokémon Snap

Let’s be clear: Joy-Con drift is not a feature of New Pokémon Snap or the Nintendo Switch, but sometimes, it feels like it may as well be. There are very few games in which gameplay isn’t negatively impacted by a drifting controller, but it’s felt particularly egregious in New Pokémon Snap — a game that […]

Miitopia players are making incredible things with the character creator

The Nintendo Switch remaster of Miitopia won’t be released until May 21. But that hasn’t stopped fans from enjoying the demo that arrived earlier this week. While demos don’t typically make a big splash, this one has prompted dozens of social media posts showing off the cool characters people can make using the game’s Mii […]

Fall Guys on Switch and Xbox delayed, cross-play coming

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout will stumble onto Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X a little later than expected. Developer Mediatonic announced Friday that Fall Guys on these platforms will be delayed; originally, Mediatonic hoped to release the new platforms this summer. A new release window has not been announced. “While we want to […]