Nintendo originally had plans for a VR experience roughly 4 years ago

Shelved for its eventual return in Labo

While the Virtual Boy was certainly an experiment into some kind of extremely rudimentary VR experience, Nintendo Labo's VR Kit is Nintendo's first true foray into VR. While it took a few years of the Switch's existence for hte project to release, Nintendo actually came up with the idea roughly 4 years ago.

Nintendo had a plan for a VR experience before the Switch even launched, but that idea was put on the shelf for some time.
While there's no official word on why the plans were temporarily halted, many inside/outside the company believe it has to do with Sony releasing their VR headset, which was the first to bring high-end VR experiences to consoles. Sony running with VR could have lessened the impact of what Nintendo was trying to do.

Warner Bros., The Pokemon Company, and Roasted Coffee Laboratory annnounce a special collab

Sample some of Detective Pikachu's favorite drinks

Warner Bros., The Pokemon Company, and Roasted Coffee Laboratory have announced a special collaboration in Japan. Starting on April 26th, 2019, select Roasted Coffee Laboratory locations across Japan are going to serve special Pokemon Detective Pikachu-themed coffee. The lineup includes strong coffee, tapioca milk coffee, and a coffee shake.

Some locations will also sell a Drinking Bag BOX featuring Detective Pikachu. Also, from April 26th to April 30th, 2019, those who purchase any Detective Pikachu coffee will receive a Detective Pikachu can badge for free. Finally, a few locations are going to get a completely Detective Pikachu makeover inside and out.

Ever wonder how many Switch games you can download at once?

Push it to the limit

How many games have you downloaded on your Switch at once? I think my grand total sits at two, so I'm not really pushing the system's limits. Believe it or not, there is indeed a limit as to how many games you can grab from the eShop at one time. Reddit user Nme84 put together a test, and he found out that users can download 64 games at once. I'm not sure why you'd need to download that many at once, but now you know!

Studio Saizensan CEO plays Umihara Kawase Fresh!

The ultimate test

Studio Saizensan, the developer of Umihara Kawase Fresh!, have put out a special promo video. Studio Saizensan's CEO sat down with the upcoming game to give it a go and show off his skills. See how well the CEO can tackle his company's game in the clip above!

Switch retail releases get reworked 'Download Required' banner

Finally, a design that's not terrible!

First we had no mentions at all, then we had tiny blurbs on the back of the box, and then a giant banner on the front cover. It seems Nintendo has revamped their 'Download Required' banners yet again, and this time they've opted for something a bit smaller, but still on the cover. In my opinion, this is the best design yet. It's big enough to see on the front of the box, but not nearly as ugly as the giant top banner.

The rumored gold Shovel Knight amiibo is supposedly still on the way

I love goooooold

The gold Shovel Knight amiibo has been a rumor for a very long time now. We haven't heard any confirmation on this amiibo's existence from Yacht Club, yet the rumors still persist. While we wait for an official announcement, retail chain information points to a release fairly soon.

Various retail supply chains have heard that the gold Shovel Knight amiibo is going to see release sometime in June 2019. With a rumored launch in June, a reveal at E3 2019 would make some sense!

Inti Creates celebrates 20k followers on their English Twitter account

Here's to 20k more!

Inti Creates has hit a significant milestone on their English Twitter account. The company has reached 20k followers, and to celebrate, they had a piece of custom art created. Inti Creates has released numerous excellent titles over the years, and they're certainly more than worth a follow. Jump in on the fun here!

Reggie shares another touching gift he received for his retirement

RIP Iwata

Reggie may have saved the best retirement gift for last. As you can see, Reggie received a custom Iwata amiibo from Nintendo's David Young. The amiibo was created by the amazing MissGandaKris, who has created some fantastic custom amiibo in the past. This is probably her best work yet, and that's saying a lot!

Samurai Shodown V Special - gameplay footage

“SAMURAI SHODOWN V SPECIAL” is a fighting game released by SNK in 2004. Bringing together 28 of your favorite characters, including past bosses! The familiar “Rage Explosion”, “Concentration One Gauge”, and “Fatal Flash” from previous titles in the series are still here, and you can't miss this chance to take down your opponents in one hit with flashy “Desperate Techniques”!

Kotodama: The 7 Mysteries of Fujisawa - Yukino Tsubaki profile

The feisty one

Investigate the secrets of Fujisawa Academy across seven chapters of Visual Novel – where each chapter hides the truth to each of the seven mysteries. Battle key characters using ‘Kotodama’ – the power of words. Interrogation battles see you stripping you target naked – to expose the truth behind the lies!