The following information comes from an article on Eurogamer:
- The Nintendo NX will be a portable, handheld console with detachable controllers.
- Will function as a high-powered handheld console with its own display. The screen has two controller sections on the sides, which can be attached or detached.
- Nvidia's Tegra mobile processor will serve as the machine's centerpiece.
- The NX will use game cartridges instead of discs.
- Nintendo recommends using 32 GB cartridges for game releases on the system.
- Due to the drastic change in hardware design, there are currently no plans for backwards compatibility.
- The NX will NOT be running on Android.
- Nintendo plans to officially reveal NX information in September.
- Due to the previous confusion with the Wii U's promotion, Nintendo wishes to take a more simple approach to advertising the NX by simply stating that "you can take your games with you on the go."
The following review scores come from this week's issue of Famitsu:
Etrian Odyssey V (3DS) – 8/9/9/9 [35/40]
Dragon Ball: Fusions (3DS) – 8/8/8/9 [33/40]
Fairune 2 (3DS) – 6/7/7/8 [28/40]
27th July, 2016 – Since the introduction of Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS family systems, Nintendo has continued to grow and cultivate its relationship with indie developers. On 30th September, this commitment to supporting great indie games and getting quality games in the hands of players come together with the retail launch of Shin’en Multimedia’s FAST Racing NEO and Image & Form’s SteamWorld Collection as the inaugural Nintendo eShop Selects titles for Wii U.
FAST Racing NEO sees players race through a futuristic sci-fi world at incredible speeds, putting their skills to the test in anti-gravity vehicles. With a challenging single-player mode, four-player split-screen or eight-player online*, pilots race through dense jungle areas, futuristic cities, abandoned mines in the depths of the earth, and finally up into the stratosphere and beyond.
There’ll be even more tracks to enjoy with the Nintendo eShop Selects version of this release, as the eight downloadable courses contained in the upcoming NEO Future Pack will be included on the disc. The NEO Future Pack will also be made available for owners of the download version to purchase from 30th September. Some of these tracks will also be present at Gamescom in August, allowing players to see them in all their high-octane glory.
The SteamWorld Collection will also be part of the Nintendo eShop Selects range, and represents the first time both SteamWorld Dig and SteamWorld Heist will be available in the same retail package. SteamWorld Dig sees the player take on the role of Rusty, a lone mining steambot, as he arrives at an old mining town in great need. By digging through the old earth, players can gain riches to unlock upgrades for exploring new areas, all the while getting closer to the ancient threat that lurks below.
In SteamWorld Heist, the other title in the SteamWorld Collection, you command a steam-driven pirate crew in a series of epic tactical shootouts. It’s turn-based strategy with an action twist: you manually aim the guns of your robots, allowing for impressive skill shots and bullet-bouncing action. As Captain Piper you will board, loot and shoot your way through enemy spaceships. Overcome the challenges of the vast frontier by upgrading your recruits with unique abilities, weapons, and even stylish hats!
The SteamWorld Collection will also include the SteamWorld Heist add-on content The Outsider, providing a new ally with a past shrouded in mystery, as well as new missions with brand new weapons, gear, and snazzy new headwear. SteamWorld Heist for Wii U will also launch on Nintendo eShop on Wii U on 30th September, and players can get their first look at the Wii U version at Gamescom in August.
As Nintendo eShop Selects, these titles will sit alongside a range of Wii U titles available as part of the Nintendo Selects range, such as Wii Party U, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, and New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U.
Wii U owners will have a new opportunity to enjoy Nintendo eShop highlights when FAST Racing NEO and SteamWorld Collection become the inaugural Nintendo eShop Selects, coming to retailers across Europe on 30th September.
I have been hearing from all kinds of sources that it's going to be an interesting week. Well, let's see if all those rumblings pan out. I think we could all use some fun and excitement in the Summer. Let's see where the week takes us! See you in a few, short hours!
I told you Austin would be back, and he's brought a wonderfully timely video with him! This time around, Austin takes a look at some glitchy fun in Pokemon Blue. You may think you've seen everything there is to see about Pokemon Blue, but I promise you that you've never seen it through the eyes of Austin. That right there is reason enough to watch!
- Unova Classic competition
- Triple Battle competition
- rules allow for you to use Pokémon in the National Pokédex from 001-649 aside from Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta & Genesect
- No Mega Stones are allowed
- registration runs from August 18th to August 28th
- battles run from August 26th through August 28th
- all entrants get a Level 35 Darmanitan based on N's Darmanitan
- has the ability Zen Mode and the moves Thrash, Belly Drum, Flare Blitz & Hammer Arm
1. Monster Hunter Generations
2. Pokemon Yellow
3. Mario Kart 7
4. Pokemon Red
5. Pokemon Blue
6. Pokemon Omega Ruby
7. Pokemon Alpha Sapphire
8. Super Mario Bros. 3
9. Pokemon X
10. Pokemon Y
11. Super Mario World
12. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
13. Zelda: A Link to the Past
14. Rhythm Heaven Megamix
15. Titan Attacks!
17. 7th Dragon III Code: VFD
19. 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2
20. Super Mario Bros.
1. Pokemon Picross – Turn Puzzles into Portraits
2. Pokemon Yellow Trailer
3. Kirby: Planet Robobot Overview Trailer
4. 7th Dragon III Code: VFD Trailer
5. BoxBoxBoy! Overview Trailer
6. Pokemon Red Trailer
7. More Pokemon for Pokemon Sun/Moon Revealed
8. More Newly Discovered Pokemon – Pokemon Sun/Moon
9. Monster Hunter Generations E3 2016 Trailer
10. Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire E3 2014 Trailer
11. Mario Kart 7 Video
12. Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games E3 2015 Video
13. Pokemon Rumble World Trailer
14. Super Smash Bros. – Final Video Presentation
15. Rhythm Heaven Megamix E3 2016 Trailer
16. Photos with Mario Trailer
17. Starter Pokemon for Pokemon Sun/Moon Revealed
18. Journey to Kreisia Trailer
19. Pokemon Blue Trailer
20. Kirby: Planet Robobot Accolades Trailer