‘Metroid: Samus Returns’ locks its toughest mode behind an amiibo paywall
Metroid: Samus Returns is a remake of Metroid II: Return of Samus. In this 3DS update, the game has been given new visuals, mechanics, and difficulty levels. The hard difficulty, called Fusion Mode, is locked behind an amiibo paywall. The post ‘Metroid: Samus Returns’ locks its toughest mode behind an amiibo paywall appeared first on Digital Trends....
Trailer: Namco Museum turns Nintendo Switch into vintage arcade cabinet
All the NAMCO games you could possibly want to play will be coming to Nintendo Switch in one single title: Namco Museum. This game’s first full-length launch trailer was launched today, and it looks pretty gosh-darned solid. This “Namco Museum” title has been launched before for other devices – and it wouldn’t be surprising if we saw it again in … Continue reading...
New Nintendo 2DS XL review
The New Nintendo 2DS XL brings together features from the entire Nintendo 3DS family to create the best variation of the handheld console yet. The post New Nintendo 2DS XL review appeared first on Digital Trends.
5 Ways bonuses will make you catch a Legendary in Pokemon GO
In Pokemon GO today we’re running down the five not-so-secret ways in which MODS (aka Modifiers) will allow you to catch a Legendary Pokemon. These modifiers all take place within the capture screen after a Legendary Raid Boss Battle – but you’ll need to take heed before the fact! When this article was first posted, the first Legendary Pokemon had … Continue reading...
Legendary Pokemon GO release date events are here!
The event dates for Legendary Pokemon releases in Pokemon GO have been revealed – and they’re right on schedule. As previously reported (in anonymous tipster form) here on SlashGear, the next two Legendary Pokemon will be released during events in Europe and Japan. That means it’s going to be at least one situation in which a horde of Pikachu carry … Continue reading...
Nintendo’s earnings buoyed by strong Switch console and game sales
 Nintendo is selling its new Switch console as fast as it can make them, with 1.97 million sold during the quarter ended in June, which the company just reported. The total Switch sales to date now stand at 4.7 million, which is very strong for under two quarters of market availability, and on track to eclipse total lifetime Wii U sales in perhaps under a year, especially if Nintendo has a… Read More ...
ThinkGeek has NES Classics in stock — with a catch
 If you want a NES Classic Edition (and you should) but don’t want to pay hundreds on eBay (and you shouldn’t), you’re in luck. ThinkGeek has a few in stock that its parent company, GameStop, mysteriously didn’t sell back when everyone was trying to buy them. They’re on sale right now, and will probably run out within an hour. Read More ...
Pokemon GO Event has been extended (save these Legendary Raids)
Today it was revealed by Niantic that the Pokemon GO Fest event – and its rewards – will be extended by an additional 2-day period. It was suggested that Niantic may be reacting to a combination of elements that’ve appeared this week and over this most recent weekend. As the Chicago-based Pokemon GO Fest was such a raging success – … Continue reading...
Pokemon GO Legendary Raid (How to catch em all)
This week the Legendary Pokemon GO releases began – and they’re not about to stop soon. The first Legendary Pokemon to be released in this way were Legendary Bird Pokemon Articuno and Lugia. Both of these Pokemon are relatively difficult to beat, and extremely difficult to catch – unless you’re in Chicago. For everyone else, a bit of strategy is … Continue reading...
SFANS portable Nintendo Switch adapter review
The SFANS portable Nintendo Switch adapter acts as a fully functioning dock for the system, and you can take it with you wherever you go. The post SFANS portable Nintendo Switch adapter review appeared first on Digital Trends.
How to beat Lugia in a Pokemon GO Raid Battle
Pokemon GO’s newest biggest baddest Pokemon in the bunch is Lugia, and today we’re running down the ways to beat it. Straight from the codes in the game we’ve got the mathematically perfect set of monsters that’ll beat down Lugia with the right set of circumstances. Of course, as it is with all Legendary Pokemon, it’ll really depend on having … Continue reading...
SNES Classic: Target has some big news
We’re just about two months out from the launch of the SNES Classic Edition, and retailers across the country are already talking pre-orders. Walmart opened up pre-orders last week, but it wasn’t long before they sold out. Similarly, Best Buy and Amazon have announced that they will offer pre-orders for the mini console, and now Target is throwing its hat … Continue reading...
SNES Classic Edition: Walmart pre-orders sell out, Amazon & Best Buy still coming
The official release of the highly anticipated SNES Classic Edition — Nintendo‘s latest mini console repackage — is quickly approaching, and eager buyers are ready to pounce at the first sign of pre-orders. That’s exactly what happened on Friday, as Walmart began offering pre-orders for the gaming system on its website, and they sold out faster than you could blink. … Continue reading...
Splatoon 2 release could be ruined by Nintendo’s online ineptitude
After months of waiting, today is the day that Splatoon 2 arrives. Through numerous test fire events, Switch-owning gamers should already have a good idea if this game is for them, and for everyone who’s on the fence, the stellar reviews for the game may push them to take the plunge. It should be an exciting day for Switch owners, … Continue reading...
Splatoon 2 release could be ruined by Nintendo’s online ineptitude
After months of waiting, today is the day that Splatoon 2 arrives. Through numerous test fire events, Switch-owning gamers should already have a good idea if this game is for them, and for everyone who’s on the fence, the stellar reviews for the game may push them to take the plunge. It should be an exciting day for Switch owners, … Continue reading...
Nintendo trademark filing hints at possibility of a N64 Classic Edition
Nintendo recently filed trademarks for several controllers in Europe. Curiously, the N64 controller was among them. Could we see a Nintendo 64 Classic Edition after the SNES Classic releases later this year? The post Nintendo trademark filing hints at possibility of a N64 Classic Edition appeared first on Digital Trends....
Nintendo Switch owners can play Splatoon 2 for four hours today
If you’ve got a Nintendo Switch and just can’t wait for the July 21st release of Splatoon 2, you’ve got a chance to play a demo ahead of time. But here’s the important part: the demo will only run for 4 hours today. Nintendo is using the trial as the world premiere of the game’s first Splatfest, an in-game event … Continue reading...
Nintendo stops New 3DS production worldwide
Yesterday, we told you that Nintendo has stopped producing the New 3DS in Japan. At the time, it wasn’t clear what the fate of the device would be in other regions around the world. Today, however, Nintendo has essentially confirmed that production has halted worldwide, meaning that your only options for a 3DS are the 3DS XL, the standard 2DS, … Continue reading...
Pokemon GO STADIUM event will make you NEED to move to Japan
For Pokemon GO this week the folks at Niantic have reminded us that they’ve got a MASSIVE event coming up in Japan. This sort-of-secret but very much public event will take place in Yokohama Stadium in Japan, and it’s going to take place at the same time as the CUTEST holiday of all time. That is the PIKACHU OUTBREAK where … Continue reading...
Official Mario Kart VR will crush your dreams: here’s why
Nintendo has certainly flirted with the idea of VR in the past, but once the Switch arrived on the scene, hopes of Nintendo pursuing console-based virtual reality were dashed. Unlike the PlayStation 4, the Switch doesn’t really lend itself well to virtual reality. That doesn’t mean that Nintendo is opposed to VR, it just needs to find the right platform … Continue reading...