With three kids and constant travel for work, John Hussey jumped at the chance to play an open-world adventure game like "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" anywhere, anytime.
After he heard about the Nintendo Switch, a hybrid game machine that works as both a console at home and a tablet on the go, Hussey ordered one in January even though it wouldn't arrive until Friday, whenNintendo's latest game machine debuts.
Following the crazy demand for Nintendo’s first-party retro gaming emulator, the NES Classic Edition, one might expect the market for retro consoles to explode. There’s already a wide range of unofficial emulator boxes — they pre-dated the NES Classic.
The Super Retro Boy, the next third-party retro-facing console from Retro-bit, takes a more interesting approach. Unlike the Classic, the Retro Boy can play Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Advance cartridges. Those consoles aren’t necessarily hard to find, but given that nearly all of them have some wear and tear, some players — especially those who weren’t playing games when these platforms were new — may prefer to buy something completely new.
The Nintendo Switch has finally been revealed. The three-minute trailer, above, gives us our first official look at the long-awaited console.
As rumored, the new console is a console-portable hybrid that will use cartridges rather than discs. In the trailer, a man lifts the core of the console from a home base station, attaches to controller accessories, and plays Zelda on the go. In a later sequence, the two controllers disconnect, and players play a multiplayer on the standalone screen. In another scene, four players play Mario Kart by sharing two controllers. A traditional wireless controller also works with the devices both in its console and portable forms.
As Nintendo fans grow increasingly frustrated with the lack of official news regarding the forthcoming Nintendo NX, it seems they are countering that frustration by purchasing existing Nintendo hardware in ever greater quantities.
Nintendo dropped a megaton at Apple's September 2016 keynote event by announcing "Super Mario Run." It marks the first official appearance by one of Nintendo's flagship franchises on mobile devices.
But regular "Super Mario Bros." games were never meant to be played on phones. Here's how "Super Mario Run" changes up the formula for its new home:
Nintendo is reportedly planning to return to old-school game cartridges for its next home console, codenamed the NX. This is according to The Wall Street Journal, which cites anonymous sources familiar with the matter. However, it's not the first time we've heard this rumor about the NX, which will be launching globally in March 2017, and is expected to be some sort of hybrid device that works on your TV, but also as a portable console.
The world has gone crazy about a brand-new virtual game the name of which you have already heard, undoubtedly. The popularity of Pokémon Go grows like mad not only among the simple players, but also among a variety of commercial organizations, that actively use the game to promote their businesses. How the enterprising businessmen can use Pokémon games to attract new customers and increase their profits? Let's try to figure out.
Nintendo hit the jackpot with Pokémon Go, but it also whiffed with Miitomo. The company is clearly interested in moving further into mobile, but it needs to keep up the wins to make the most of its remaining intellectual property. This is how it can do that.
One of EA's top bosses has indicated that the company may be willing to release games, including its upcoming shooter Battlefield 1, on the Nintendo NX console, but only if it "makes sense".
In an interview with the BBC's Newsbeat, Patrick Söderlund, EA's Executive Vice President said that "if [releases on the console] makes sense for us - we'll be there."
Regardless of how big of a fan you are of Nintendo’s products, this is a really frustrating time. The Wii U has been a flop, E3 won’t have anything new to show except new Zelda running on the Wii U, and there’s lots of questions regarding what the Nintendo NX actually is.
It seems likely we will continue to not know what the NX is until much later this year, with the Tokyo Game Show 2016 in September being a likely launching pad for Nintendo. However, that does leave plenty of time for rumors, and a juicy one has just appeared courtesy of long-time Nintendo manufacturing partner Macronix.