NintendoToday Everything Wii U related including Wii U News, Wii U Games, Wii U Reviews, Screenshots, Tips, Tricks, Forums, Tutorials, and more. Mon, 22 Jan 2018 21:29:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Rocket League cross-play is getting much better in 2018 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 21:29:37 +0000

Rocket League will be getting cross-party support in 2018. That’s a big deal and it will make cross-play a lot better.

Here’s why: right now cross-play is limited to private matches where players have to be invited. But with cross-party support, you can create a party of friends from different platforms and play together and go from match to match.

Right now, parties are only supported on individual platforms — only Switch or PS4/PC/XB1 players can group together and play. But with cross-party support, players on different platforms can get together and play as a group.

No word on when we can expect this feature in Rocket League, but the developer tweeted that they are actively working on it for a 2018 release.

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Someone just finished Breath of the Wild in 41 minutes Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:07:47 +0000

You can spend hundreds of hours in Zelda: Breath of the Wild and still not explore the entire game. But speedrunners dont care about that, they care about… speed.

The speed record for Zelda: Breath of the Wild has just been broken by player, “RasenUrns”, who completed the game in just 41 minutes.

Check out the full video of his feat above.

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Nintendo envisions several Switch consoles per household Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:44:28 +0000

According to Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima, the company sees a future where each household has several Switch consoles.

He told Japanese publication Asahi that the Switch is reasonably priced for what it offers and households could easily have several consoles.

But for those households that can’t afford more than one Switch, Kimishima is confident that they will pair that console with the 3DS or the 2DS, which he describes as “relatively cheap”.

He added that the 3DS could be a starting point for younger children, who first get the 3DS and then move on to the Switch as they get older.

In fact, he likened the 3DS as a way to learn how to play games and “become confident” in playing before moving on to the Switch.

Via Asahi (Japanese)

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Gameplay: first 10 minutes of Aperion Cyberstorm Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:17:33 +0000

Aperion Cyberstorm will be coming to the Nintendo Switch and Wii U on February 8, developer aPriori Digital announced. Not only that, we also got the first 10 minutes of the game running on the Switch, and it looks like a cool and colorful indie game.

You can check out the Switch gameplay video above and the official trailer below.

The game launches on February 9th on the Switch and the Wii U as well.

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Michael Pachter in 2012: Nintendo could make a cardboard box and fans would buy it Sun, 21 Jan 2018 18:18:12 +0000

Back in 2012, video game analyst Michael Pachter joked that Nintendo could make a cardboard box and put a Nintendo logo on it and fans would buy it.

That turned out to be true. Sort of.

Last week Nintendo revealed their latest project: Nintendo Labo, a set of cardboard toys aimed at younger players that lets them assemble various items out of cardboard.

While some mocked Nintendo’s new initiative, the moneymen did not: the market loved Nintendo’s idea and the company’s shares rose almost 5% after the announcement of Labo.

Nintendo Labo will hit the shelves in April and will start at $70.

Michael Pachter in 2012: Nintendo could make a cardboard box and fans would buy it

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Super Mario Odyssey getting more outfits in next month’s update Sun, 21 Jan 2018 18:00:44 +0000

Nintendo has promised a new Super Mario Odyssey update in February, and we now know that the update will also include some new outfits.

In addition, the update will also feature the new Balloon World mini game, new snapshot filters, and more.

See also: a closer look at early version of Mario Odyssey vs. the final version

Not only that, Nintendo has said that we can expect more outfits/costumes after February as well.

What are some of your favorite Mario Odyssey outfits? Let us know in the comments section below!

Via Nintendo (Japanese)

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Nintendo of France: 4K is a waste of time Sat, 20 Jan 2018 23:24:34 +0000

When it comes to pushing graphics technology, Nintendo hasn’t been at the forefront of that battle since the GameCube 15 years ago.

And they’re not jumping on the 4K and VR bandwagon anytime soon either.

In fact, Nintendo of France boss Philippe Lavoué, 4K is a “waste of time” for Nintendo.

Not only that, he believes that if Nintendo starts competing with Microsoft and Sony on 4K, VR, and graphics tech, they’re “bound to die”.

“As far as 4K is concerned, is it useful to invest in a technology that has not been adopted by the majority? Where are 4K TVs now? Is it a good idea to invest in a technology before consumers do?” Lavoué told French newspaper Les Numériques.

His comment is quite surprising, and not that informed: the reason consumers invest in a new technology like 4K is because companies out there are leading the way and investing in 4K content.

Does Nintendo want everyone else to innovate on the graphics front, and then they’ll hop on the bandwagon when all the hard work has been done?

Thanks for the tip, Magnus!

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Analyst believes Switch might have sold 7m units in Oct-Dec Sat, 20 Jan 2018 20:08:28 +0000

According to analysts from Ace Research, Nintendo had a very good last three months of 2017, as the company is believed to have sold an impressive 7 million Switch consoles globally during the Oct-Dec period.

That would bring the total Switch sales numbers to date to over 14 million — more than the Wii U did in its entire lifetime.

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Switch’s first 10 months are the best in history Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:30:48 +0000

Recent NPD sales figures revealed that the Switch had a very good launch year. In fact, we now know that the Switch has had the best first 10 months of any console in US history, and that includes the legendary PS2 and Wii consoles — the two best selling home consoles of all time.

“On a time-aligned basis through the first 10 months on the market, Nintendo Switch has sold more consoles than any other platform in history,” NPD’s Mat Piscatella said.

The Switch was also the best selling console in December, the most important month when it comes to video game sales.

And it was a good month: consumers spent $3.3 billion on video games in December in North America, an increase of 10% compared to last year.

Of that, $1.22 billion was spent on console hardware and $1.24 billion on console software. Another $735 million was spent on gaming accessories.

Finally, NPD reports that PC gaming accounted for just $40 million, which isn’t a surprise since most PC games are sold digitally and most of the digital stores do not share their sales data.

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Dragon Quest Builders gets new Switch trailer Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:14:16 +0000

Dragon Quest Builders will be released on February 9th and Square Enix has sent out a new Switch trailer of the upcoming sandbox adventure game. In Dragon Quest Builders, you are tasked with rebuilding the world of Alefgard after it was destroyed.

Later this year, Dragon Quest Builders 2 will be released on the Switch as well.

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