Nintendo shuts down ‘Etikon’ controller memorial, sparking backlash

A legal threat from Nintendo has shut down the manufacturing and sale of custom-designed Joy-Con controllers honoring Desmond “Etika” Amofah. Though the cease-and-desist demand was sent more than two months ago, news of it broke this weekend and drew widespread condemnation for Nintendo on social media. The controllers, called “Etikons,” earned more than $36,000 in […]

Super Nintendo World theme park opens Feb. 4 — see the new Mario Kart ride

Super Nintendo World — part of the larger Universal Studios Japan theme park — will open Feb. 4, Universal Studios announced Monday. The theme park is said to be opening with two main rides: a Mario Kart ride and a Yoshi’s Adventure ride. In the announcement Monday, the companies showed off the Mario Kart portion […]

Nintendo shutting down Super Mario Maker level uploads in 2021

Nintendo is ending support for some online features in Super Mario Maker, the original Wii U game, next year. Players will no longer be able to upload courses in Super Mario Maker as of March 31, 2021, Nintendo said in a support notice on its website. Super Mario Maker will be removed from the Nintendo […]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Freebie Available For Switch Online Members

Nintendo is offering Switch Online subscribers another freebie for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For a limited time, members can claim the Vault Shopper Set 2 bundle, which comes with 3,000 Gold and five Classic Tickets. The latter can be wagered before a run in Classic Mode to earn additional rewards. To claim the Vault Shopper […]

How To Get To Crown Tundra In Pokemon Sword And Shield's New DLC

Pokemon Sword and Shield’s Crown Tundra expansion has finally arrived. Like The Isle of Armor expansion before it, this DLC introduces a wealth of additional Pokemon and content to the games, including a brand-new area to explore: the eponymous Crown Tundra, an arctic region featuring its own storyline, cast, and wild Pokemon to catch. As […]

Cadence Of Hyrule Physical Edition Buyer's Guide

Indie games have gotten cool physical editions for the Nintendo Switch in the last couple of years, allowing collectors the opportunity to add games they wouldn’t normally expect to come on a cart to their shelves. The latest game to get the physical release treatment is Cadence of Hyrule, the roguelike rhythm game from Brace […]

New Smash Bros. Freebie Now Available For Switch Online Members

Nintendo is giving Switch Online subscribers another freebie for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For a limited time, members can claim the Vault Shopper Set 2 bundle, which comes with 3,000 Gold and five Classic Tickets. The latter can be wagered before a run in Classic Mode for additional rewards. To claim the Vault Shopper Set […]

My Nintendo Adds New Physical Mario Rewards

Nintendo is slowly expanding its My Nintendo loyalty program with new rewards. While the program has traditionally only offered digital prizes like wallpapers and discounts on select Wii U and 3DS games, the company has been adding a handful of physical items to the rewards catalog in recent weeks, and the newest batch features a […]