Nintendo had a big night last night finally revealing the covers off of their next home console. Known for the longest time as the “NX”, we now know that it’s called the “Nintendo Switch” and it looks very interesting.
There seems to be a couple of different control methods consisting of a controller that has two ends that slide off and slide into the tablet console itself. This then enables you to take it with you and play on the game for literally a console on the go experience. You can then play it as a traditional handheld or prop the tablet up with a handy kickstand on the back, slide the two ends off and have one in each hand.
There also appears to be a more standard looking controller much like the Wii U had the Wii U Pro controller for when you didn’t want to use the tablet as a controller. The games they showed in the clip looked very cool as well. Zelda, Mario Kart, Splatoon and a basketball all looked really vibrant with nice visuals. The end of the video mentions a March 2017 release date which isn’t that far away at all. I’m pretty much sold already, it looks amazing!!
The Japanese Twitter feed of Nintendo Japan have just tweeted an image of 2 new Zelda coverpates for the New Nintendo 3DS. And yes, they’re completely stunning. Feast your eyes on the image below. Judging by the dates, it looks like the Majora’s Mask coverplate releases on the 14th of February while the Triforce coverplate goes retail on the 2nd of April.
At this point, these awesome coverplates are only dues for release in Japan but we have our fingers crossed that they’ll come over to the West.
In yet another reason why Japanese are amongst some of the luckiest in the world, the Wii U game, Hyrule Warriors will be shipping with an amazing looking Triforce clock as well. The game will be available in two flavours, there will be a Premium box as well as the Treasure box. The clock will be shipping with both versions of special editions however. So what’s the difference between editions?
Well, the Premium version will ship with six character costumes and a Hyrule Warriors art booklet. The following items will be in the Treasure version: eight character costumes, a treasure box with sound effects, the booklet, that gorgeous clock and Link’s scarf.
What do you the chances of this coming to the West are? But more importantly…how beautiful is that clock?
The upcoming mash up game, Hyrule Warriors, or Zelda Muso in Japan, has had the official site open in Japan recently. All the information is in Japanese but the site features some gorgeous artwork to drool over.
The game hits up Japan on Wii U on August 14 across Japan.
The highly anticipated crossover title, Hyrule Warriors, which sees the world of Zelda blend with the Dynasty Warriors universe has received a revision to the launch window for Japan.
Known as Zelda Musou in Japan, Tecmo Koei have announced that the game will be coming to the Wii U during Summer this year. Hopefully as the time draws near we’ll have more information with a definite launch date.
As part of the ongoing 25th Anniversary celebrations this year that Nintendo of Japan are holding, they’ve now added another great bonus to their swag. Both Windows and Mac users will be able to download a fantastic Zelda screensaver from the link below. Get cracking and start clickety clacking!
My Nintendo News have just revealed the absolutely gorgeous limited edition black Zelda 3DS model that Nintendo intends on releasing later this year. There really are no words, just feast your eyes on the pic below and if you’re mot moved then check your pulse 🙂
It’s hitting Europe later this year, no firm ETA as yet but if Nintendo are doing this then I hope the Monster Hunter 3DS isn’t far behind either.
UPDATE: This will be releasing across Europe on November 25th, nothing mentioned as yet for USA
Those lucky 3DS owners, not content with getting 10 free NES games, and there’s still 10 free GBA games to be released, but as part of the 25th anniversary celebration for The Legend of Zelda, the GBA classic Four Swords: Anniversary Edition is now on the eShop. And the best part…it’s all free! The game has been changed slightly allowing gamers playing the game solo to take control of a second Link by using the shoulder buttons to switch between them but the classic gameplay remains unchanged. DSiXL, DSi and 3DS owner can all join in the shenanigans for some multiplayer action as well which is a nice touch. So fire up those unused 3DS handhelds, log into the eShop and claim your free copy today 🙂
Another announcement from Nintendo Conference was the official release date for DSi Ware version of The Legend of Zelda The Four Swords. September 28 is the date that the game will be available for FREE for the 3DS eShop. The game will only be available through til February 20th 2012 with the full name of The Legend of Zelda Four Swords: 25th Anniversary Edition. The game has seen some changes enabling you to play as two Links controlling them by hitting the L and R shoulder buttons. You can also make the two come together by pressing X. For the multiplayer part of the game whereas with two to four players, each person will need their own handheld and a copy of the game.
As with all DSi Ware games, the game will be compatible on 3DS, DSi LL and the DSi. You can also have a peek at the new site for the game with videos right here.