Worker files labor complaint against Nintendo

A worker has accused Nintendo and staffing agency Aston Carter of violating the National Labor Relations Act, according to a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) docket published Monday. Axios first reported the complaint. Under the National Labor Relations Act, workers are protected by law in their right to form a union and self-organize. The complaint, […]

Nintendo Switch Sports feels like a real Wii Sports 2

Nintendo’s Wii Sports was a masterpiece of gaming simplicity. The 2006 Wii game taught millions of players both new and experienced how to use Nintendo’s revolutionary and intuitive motion controller, giving a new generation its first gaming experience. Sixteen years later, the Wii Bowling tournament scene is still thriving. Nintendo Switch Sports, a sequel due […]

Tom Nook or Mayor Lewis — who’s the most ruthless leader?

If you ask people about their go-to comfort games, you’ll hear two mentioned pretty often: Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Stardew Valley. I downloaded Stardew Valley onto my elderly MacBook Pro in 2020, and I jumped on the New Horizons bandwagon in 2021. Both are considered low-stress games and both fictional towns have a lot […]

Rune Factory 5 tries to be the next big farming simulator, but it stumbles

On the surface, Rune Factory 5 has everything: giant dragons that let you ride them, dungeon crawling, farming, a butterfly boy who dotes on you when you give him chocolate bars. The game aims at being the next large farming simulator — and, true to form, it’s a fully 3D, third-person RPG with a massive […]

Final Fantasy kart racer Chocobo GP costs $50, monetizes like a mobile game

If you’re interested in Chocobo GP, a full-price, $50 kart racer that launched Thursday, realize first that the game is littered with microtransactions and upsells into them. Irate Final Fantasy fans who paid the freight say they feel duped, and those who play even the free, “lite” version available on Nintendo Switch say the whole […]

New Pokémon Presents livestream coming Feb. 27, on Pokémon Day

The Pokémon Company will stream a new episode of Pokémon Presents on Sunday, Feb. 27, the day also known as Pokémon Day. Sunday’s Pokémon Presents livestream — basically the equivalent of a Pokémon-focused Nintendo Direct — will kick off at 9 a.m. EST/6 a.m. PST, and will run about 14 minutes, according to a tweet […]

Nintendo shutting down Wii U, Nintendo 3DS eShops and frustrating fans

Nintendo will close the online stores for its Wii U console and Nintendo 3DS handheld in “late March 2023,” the company announced Tuesday. After those stores, called the Nintendo eShop, shut down, it will no longer be possible to make digital purchases for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS family of systems. The Wii U […]

Nintendo Direct February 2022: the biggest announcements

The first Nintendo Direct of 2022 dished up 40 minutes of new game announcements, though fans will have to wait a little while longer if they were hoping to hear from Metroid Prime 4 or learn about the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Fans of Splatoon, Xenoblade Chronicles, and Fire […]

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes stars favorites from Three Houses

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes is the latest Fire Emblem game for Nintendo Switch, revealed during the Feb. 9 Nintendo Direct. But instead of battling using tactics, players defeat battlefields full of enemies in third-person action combat. Nintendo will launch the game on June 24, 2022. Like Persona 5 Strikers, the Hyrule Warriors games, or […]