While Nintendo will continue its practice of not holding a traditional press conference at this year’s E3, their presence will be much larger than it was last year, the company confirmed this morning.
Nintendo is riding high right now and with good reason. They shipped one of the hottest toys of the holiday season last November with the NES Classic and couldn’t keep the thing on store shelves (the jury’s still out on whether this was due to higher than expected demand or Nintendo simply not having enough supply), and now their home console fortunes seem to have changed for the better thanks to the early success of the Nintendo Switch. This return to form couldn’t have come at a better time for Nintendo, as the company has struggled in recent years to remain relevant in an industry that, in some ways, had started to leave them behind.
Nintendo has announced new details about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s first downloadable content pack, scheduled to drop later this year.
To the surprise of many (read: everyone), Nintendo recently discontinued their wildly successful NES Classic Edition, a miniature version of the Nintendo Entertainment System with 30 classic games. Amid the frantic rush to snatch up the last systems sitting on store shelves, the big question on everyone’s mind is why Nintendo would decide to stop selling that was still a hot ticket item nearly six months after its original release. It’s been speculated that Nintendo did so in order to focus their resources on manufacturing the Nintendo Switch — which sold 2.7 million units in March — or possibly because Nintendo plans to replace the NES Classic with a mini Super Nintendo later this year. Now, in a pair of new interviews, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé offers an explanation.
To the surprise of many — not least because the announcement came on a Thursday night — Nintendo has revealed the New Nintendo 2DS, which will hit store shelves in Australia/New Zealand on June 15 and the US on July 28. The new model has a recommended retail price of USD $150 / AUD $200.
Activision has released the first official trailer for Call of Duty: WWII, the next installment in the massively popular first-person shooter franchise that will see a return to a World War II setting.
The original Mario Kart was initially conceived as a multiplayer prototype for SNES launch title F-Zero, and had nothing to do with Mario or karts.
The gaming industry was shocked to discover last week that Nintendo had discontinued their hugely successful, but tough-to-find NES Classic Edition, but it turns out there may have been a method to the company’s madness after all.