News items tagged with nintendo

Enter Game Rant's Nintendo Switch Holiday Giveaway

Enter Game Rant's Nintendo Switch Holiday Giveaway

Game Rant is back with another giveaway, and this contest is open to EVERYONE. For this contest we have an ultimate gamer giveaway that includes four Nintendo Switch games and an amiibo from The Le...

By Dalton Cooper on 23 May 2018
Star Fox Zero Has A Touching Tribute To Satoru Iwata

Star Fox Zero Has A Touching Tribute To Satoru Iwata

Upcoming Wii U space shooter Star Fox Zero features an emotional send off message for fallen Nintendo CEO and beloved gaming personality Satoru Iwata. While many gaming CEO’s come and go, gamers ag...

By Evan Hopkins on 20 May 2018
Watch the Official Star Fox Zero Animated Short Here

Watch the Official Star Fox Zero Animated Short Here

Nintendo releases a brief anime based on Star Fox Zero, featuring all of the beloved animal pilots from the main game. It’s actually quite good and can be watched here. Fans have been waiting almos...

By Riley Little on 17 May 2018
Miyamoto: Star Fox Zero is Most Underrated Wii U Game

Miyamoto: Star Fox Zero is Most Underrated Wii U Game

In an E3 2016 interview with Game Informer, Shigeru Miyamoto and Bill Trinen name Star Fox Zero and Pikmin 3 as two underrated Wii U exclusive titles. At less than 13 million units sold to date, it...

By Dalton Cooper on 13 May 2018
Doom Nintendo Switch Release Date Leaks

Doom Nintendo Switch Release Date Leaks

One of the surprise announcements from last week’s Nintendo Direct livestream was that DOOM would be coming to the Nintendo Switch. The first-person shooter’s publisher, Bethesda, confirmed that th...

By Jasmine Henry on 13 May 2018
Stardew Valley is Coming to the Switch with Multiplayer

Stardew Valley is Coming to the Switch with Multiplayer

It’s been confirmed that Stardew Valley will make its way to the Nintendo Switch. The announcement was made at the Nindies Showcase event that took place earlier today. Stardew Valley is set to be re...

By Brad Jones on 13 May 2018
Stardew Valley Dated for Nintendo Switch

Stardew Valley Dated for Nintendo Switch

Last February, Nintendo announced that the popular farm simulation game Stardew Valley would be making its way to the Nintendo Switch, and now we know exactly when fans can get their hands on it. A...

By Dalton Cooper on 13 May 2018
Stardew Valley is 2017's Most Downloaded Game on Switch

Stardew Valley is 2017's Most Downloaded Game on Switch

In a recent list published by Nintendo, Stardew Valley ranked as the most downloaded Switch title of 2017 globally. Nintendo released two lists, one that broke down the top 30 most downloaded title...

By Patrick Kirk on 13 May 2018
Why Nintendo Switch is Succeeding Where Wii U Failed

Why Nintendo Switch is Succeeding Where Wii U Failed

Despite the massive success of the Wii, Nintendo was struggling to sell consumers on the Wii U, and that, combined with a slow start for the 3DS, saw it take financial losses for the first time in...

By Dalton Cooper on 12 May 2018
Doom Switch Release Date Confirmed in New Trailer

Doom Switch Release Date Confirmed in New Trailer

Last month’s Nintendo Direct broadcast brought some good news for gamers looking forward to a top-tier FPS to play on their Switch, as it was confirmed that Doom would be heading to the console bef...

By Brad Jones on 11 May 2018
Nintendo Switch: DOOM and Wolfenstein 2 En Route

Nintendo Switch: DOOM and Wolfenstein 2 En Route

Nintendo’s latest Direct presentation brought with it a number of nice surprises and updates on some of the most anticipated titles arriving for the console in the near future. While a large portio...

By Riley Little on 11 May 2018
Nintendo Tried to Make A Transforming Arwing Amiibo

Nintendo Tried to Make A Transforming Arwing Amiibo

Nintendo says the company tried to create an Arwing amiibo that would have launched with Star Fox Zero, but despite numerous tries they weren’t able to complete it. The original concept for an Arwi...

By Weston Albert on 09 May 2018
Star Fox Guard Announced, Bundled With Wii U Game

Star Fox Guard Announced, Bundled With Wii U Game

Nintendo announces a new Star Fox game called Star Fox Guard, which also will be bundled with the upcoming Wii U game Star Fox Zero when it is released this April. During the latest Nintendo Direct...

By Weston Albert on 08 May 2018
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Review

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Review

In any other year in recent memory, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 would have been pegged months ago as the measuring stick of Nintendo’s holiday success. Years of struggling in the console market had made...

By Cody Gravelle on 19 April 2018
Is Super Smash Bros. On Switch a Port or a New Game?

Is Super Smash Bros. On Switch a Port or a New Game?

Although Nintendo fans had been hoping that last week’s Direct would confirm Super Smash Bros. for the Switch, the mic drop announcement trailer still felt like an exciting surprise. In addition to...

By Denny Connolly on 28 March 2018
Mario Kart Meets Google Maps This Week

Mario Kart Meets Google Maps This Week

March 10 may be just another day for some gamers, but the date has special significance to Nintendo: It’s Mario Day. Playing off of the similar appearance between ‘MAR10’ and Mario, the company tak...

By John Jacques on 28 March 2018
Rumor: Pokemon for Switch to Be Franchise Reboot

Rumor: Pokemon for Switch to Be Franchise Reboot

With the forthcoming Pokemon game for Nintendo Switch having been given a wide release window in order to allow the developers at Game Freak enough space to put out a solid “core” entry in the popu...

By Kyle Sledge on 28 March 2018
Nintendo Market Share to Overtake Microsoft This Year

Nintendo Market Share to Overtake Microsoft This Year

After a full year of success stories, it should surprise no one to hear that Nintendo has hit it big with the Switch. What is surprising, though, are the hard numbers representing that success. Tha...

By Jacob Bukacek on 28 March 2018
New Nintendo Direct Announced for This Month

New Nintendo Direct Announced for This Month

With anticipation running at a high, the Big N has officially revealed plans for the next Nintendo Direct event. Fans won’t have to wait too long either, because the announced date for the next Nin...

By Rory Young on 28 March 2018
Pokemon Ultra Moon Review

Pokemon Ultra Moon Review

The Pokemon franchise has been evolving for quite some time. When Pokemon Black and White changed the face of modern day Pokemon adventures, it paved the way for more fully-realized worlds and more...

By Cody Gravelle on 28 March 2018
Star Fox Zero Made Me Feel Like I Was 6 Again

Star Fox Zero Made Me Feel Like I Was 6 Again

One editor goes hands-on with Star Fox Zero, and realizes that the game plays like a true extension of the classic Nintendo 64 iteration – opening a portal to 1997 in the process. I still remember...

By Riley Little on 22 February 2018
Super Mario Run Announced for iOS

Super Mario Run Announced for iOS

Shigeru Miyamoto announces that the Super Mario franchise is coming to iPhone during an Apple event, with the reveal of mobile platformer Super Mario Run. Even though Nintendo has been hesitant to...

By Rob Gordon on 22 February 2018
Super Mario Run Not Coming to Android This Year

Super Mario Run Not Coming to Android This Year

Super Mario Run has released on Android ahead of schedule. Nintendo’s popular mobile platformer was initially confirmed for a March 23 Android release date earlier this month, but the company has j...

By Jasmine Henry on 22 February 2018
Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing Mobile Games Delayed

Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing Mobile Games Delayed

Nintendo confirms that planned mobile games for both Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing have been delayed, due to the upcoming release of the recently announced Super Mario Run. It may have taken a wh...

By Rob Gordon on 22 February 2018
Pokemon GO Player Robbed During Livestream

Pokemon GO Player Robbed During Livestream

An unidentified assailant attacks Pokemon GO player and Twitch streamer Rickey Yaneza while the latter was livestreaming Pokemon GO gameplay in Central Park. Since Pokemon GO launched last July, th...

By Dalton Cooper on 22 February 2018
The Switch's Late Night Debut Reveals More About It

The Switch's Late Night Debut Reveals More About It

Gamers carefully analyze footage of Jimmy Fallon and Reggie Fils-Aime trying out the Nintendo Switch, and determine that the console is definitely worth the hype. The official reveal trailer for th...

By Sarah Fields on 22 February 2018
Pokemon Sun & Moon Release First Mythical Pokemon

Pokemon Sun & Moon Release First Mythical Pokemon

North American audiences currently have the chance to capitalize on the official release of Pokemon Sun and Moon‘s first mythical creature from the games. It’s no secret that Nintendo’s Pokemon Sun...

By Kyle Sledge on 22 February 2018
Super Mario Maker For Nintendo 3DS Review

Super Mario Maker For Nintendo 3DS Review

Nintendo’s port of Super Mario Maker is a great distraction for those that missed out on the Wii U installment, but it is lacking when compared to the console iteration. Upon the announcement of Su...

By Riley Little on 22 February 2018
Pokemon Sun and Moon: Which Starter Is Right For You?

Pokemon Sun and Moon: Which Starter Is Right For You?

Players are able to choose either Rowlet, Litten, or Popplio when they start their adventure in Sun and Moon, but which Pokemon makes the most sense for their team? It’s one of the toughest decisio...

By Riley Little on 22 February 2018
Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon Review

Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon Review

Hoping to change things up, Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon offer one of the most radical departures from the series’ longstanding formula. Fortunately, the gamble has paid off. If every facet of The...

By Riley Little on 22 February 2018
Mario Party: Star Rush Review

Mario Party: Star Rush Review

Mario Party: Star Rush does a lot to recreate the feeling of couch-based multiplayer and pioneers with a handful of new modes, but succumbs to its portable limitations in time. The original Mario...

By Riley Little on 22 February 2018
Super Mario Run Will Be Partly Free to Play

Super Mario Run Will Be Partly Free to Play

During a financial briefing, Nintendo confirms that mobile game Super Mario Run will be partly free to play and that friends from Miitomo can be carried over. Announced as part of Nintendo’s plans...

By Jasmine Henry on 22 February 2018
Nintendo: Wii U and Amiibo Sales Dropping

Nintendo: Wii U and Amiibo Sales Dropping

In Nintendo’s latest financial earnings report, the company reveals that the Wii U continues to struggle in sales, but 3DS is enjoying a sales bump thanks to Pokemon GO. It’s no secret that the Wii...

By Dalton Cooper on 22 February 2018
Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits Review

Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits Review

The arrival of Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits provides fans with a familiar experience that changes very, very little when compared to the first iteration of the series. Initially billed as the ‘Poke...

By Riley Little on 22 February 2018
Pokemon GO: Pokemon Gym Encounters Now Count As 'Seen'

Pokemon GO: Pokemon Gym Encounters Now Count As 'Seen'

Niantic quietly rolls out a Pokemon GO tweak, causing the Pokedex to record encounters with Pokemon in Gyms in addition to the existing wild Pokemon encounters. Although Niantic generally announces...

By Sarah Fields on 22 February 2018
10 Biggest Video Game Hoaxes

10 Biggest Video Game Hoaxes

Game Rant takes a look back at the biggest hoaxes in video game history, from mysterious characters and hidden game modes through to fabricated new consoles and devices. With all of the complexitie...

By Rob Gordon on 22 February 2018
Dragon Quest 7: Fragments of the Forgotten Past Review

Dragon Quest 7: Fragments of the Forgotten Past Review

Dragon Quest 7: Fragments of the Forgotten Past is an engaging remake of a well-liked classic that brings some much needed paint and portability to the overly long game. In 2016, gamers have becom...

By Riley Little on 22 February 2018
N64 Emulator Removed from Xbox Games Store

N64 Emulator Removed from Xbox Games Store

Just a few short days since it was discovered on the Xbox Games Store, the Nintendo 64 app has been pulled and users can no longer download the emulator. A Nintendo 64 emulator titled Win64e10 rece...

By Curt Hutson on 22 February 2018
6 Gaming Splits Bigger Than Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie

6 Gaming Splits Bigger Than Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie

Breakups aren’t reserved for couples, celebrity or not, with plenty of blockbuster splits in the gaming industry making massive headlines and leaving their mark on the medium. Despite what many may...

By Riley Little on 22 February 2018
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Videos Are About Good Eats

Zelda: Breath of the Wild Videos Are About Good Eats

Nintendo releases two brand new videos for its forthcoming action-adventure game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, with both focusing on Link’s ability to cook. Although Nintendo has yet to...

By Kyle Sledge on 22 February 2018
Pokemon GO: Datamine Reveals No  Ditto Easter Egg Yet

Pokemon GO: Datamine Reveals No Ditto Easter Egg Yet

Pokemon GO fans dig deep into the game’s latest update, hunting for data indicating that the rare Pokemon Ditto can be unlocked, but find no evidence that’s the case. Pokemon GO re-imagines one of...

By Sarah Fields on 22 February 2018
Pokemon Sun and Moon: New Creatures Announced

Pokemon Sun and Moon: New Creatures Announced

The Pokemon Company unveils more new Pokemon for upcoming titles Pokemon Sun and Moon, but also announces that the Pokemon Bank feature will not be available at launch. With the release of Pokemon...

By Rob Gordon on 22 February 2018
Study: Pokemon GO is Serious Distraction for Drivers

Study: Pokemon GO is Serious Distraction for Drivers

A new study published by JAMA Internal Medicine reveals shocking statistics about how many drivers are distracted because they’re playing Pokemon GO in the car. Unfortunately, there are many people...

By Dalton Cooper on 22 February 2018
Pokemon GO: Rare Pokemon Are Allegedly Spawning More

Pokemon GO: Rare Pokemon Are Allegedly Spawning More

A bevy of reports from gamers the world over indicates that Pokemon GO has been on the receiving end of an overhaul that makes rare Pokemon spawn more frequently. As expected, it’s been a tough slo...

By Riley Little on 22 February 2018
Pokemon GO: Allegedly Rare Pokemon Are Spawning More

Pokemon GO: Allegedly Rare Pokemon Are Spawning More

A bevy of reports from gamers the world over indicates that Pokemon GO has been on the receiving end of an overhaul that makes rare Pokemon spawn more frequently. As expected, it’s been a tough slo...

By Riley Little on 22 February 2018
2015 Game Developers Choice Awards Nominations

2015 Game Developers Choice Awards Nominations

The Game Developers Conference has grown an incredible amount since its beginnings 27 years ago where 25 developers met in a living room. The trade show now hosts thousands of attendees, all sort...

By Rob Keyes on 22 February 2018
Okamiden Character Videos Get Players Acquainted With the Colorful Cast

Okamiden Character Videos Get Players Acquainted With the Colorful Cast

Fans of the cult-classic PS2 and Wii hit, Okami, have been long awaiting the direct sequel, Okamiden. Nintendo and Capcom have decided to ease the anticipation of the game’s release by unveiling...

By Tyler Davis on 22 February 2018
Pokemon Gen 8 Starters for Nintendo Switch Leaked?

Pokemon Gen 8 Starters for Nintendo Switch Leaked?

About a week ago, the development team for the forthcoming Pokemon game for the Nintendo Switch posted a job listing for a localization expert to work through the end of the year to bring the title...

By Kyle Sledge on 21 February 2018
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Wins Big at DICE Awards 2018

Zelda: Breath of the Wild Wins Big at DICE Awards 2018

With the 21st Annual DICE Awards taking place last night in Las Vegas, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild wins big with four awards including Game of the Year.

By Derek Nichols on 21 February 2018
Dark Souls Trilogy Could Come to Nintendo Switch

Dark Souls Trilogy Could Come to Nintendo Switch

According to a new report, FromSoftware is considering bringing the Dark Souls trilogy of games to the Nintendo Switch and that a Dark Souls 3 port is already in development. Over the past few week...

By Jasmine Henry on 19 February 2018
Miyamoto Teasing Something With Samurai Mario T-Shirt

Miyamoto Teasing Something With Samurai Mario T-Shirt

Shigeru Miyamoto teases fans with a T-shirt featuring Samurai Mario during his appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, causing speculation online. Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto, Reg...

By Jason Gallagher on 10 December 2016
Nintendo Offers $20,000 to Find 3DS Security Flaws

Nintendo Offers $20,000 to Find 3DS Security Flaws

In an attempt to curb piracy on the 3DS, Nintendo launches a program in which a $20,000 bounty will be offered to hackers who can find vulnerabilities in the console. One of the prevailing...

By Alexander Pan on 07 December 2016