Nintendo has uploaded a new commercial for Nintendo Switch Sports. As typical with commercials of this type with Nintendo, the advertisement shows two individuals bonding while playing golf on a quiet day in a peaceful Japanese neighborhood.
ATLUS, in a post translated by Gematsu, has detailed what new features will be available for the Switch version of Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden, as well as a potential price point.
This updated version of the beloved titles will include high-resolution graphics, the ability to choose any difficulty from the start of a first playthrough, as well as the ability to save your game at any time with a “Quick Save” option via the menu. Persona 4 Golden will also include an Album mode, accessible via the protagonist’s room, which will permit players to look back at previous cutscenes and choose different answers.
Each game has also been revealed to cost 1,980 Yen in Japan. This price is roughly equivalent to $19.99 USD, which is the now-believed price for each title.
Mario Strikers: Battle League has received a new update that is now available. This third free update adds Birdo and Bowser Jr. as playable characters, new Shellfish Gear for your roster, and a new stadium, Urban Rooftop, to enjoy.
For our initial coverage of this update, check out our story here.
Once again, if you have a Platinum Points-sized hole burning in your pocket, you can now spend those points towards custom icons with Nintendo Switch Online. This week, Nintendo Switch Online members can redeem their Platinum Points for icon elements from Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. These icons will only be available until December 8, 5 PM PDT, so make sure you redeem these now if you want one!
Have you been disheartened from playing Pokémon Scarlet and Violet due to its performance issues? GAME FREAK released Update 1.1 to allay some of those concerns. GameXplain has made a quick video, seen above, of the noticed performance improvements with Update 1.1, including comparison footage of pre- and post-patch.
Still looking for more evidence of this update’s improvements? We’ve got another video that dives deep into the game to see how things are running now that Version 1.1 is live. Check it out above!
Watch two new Japanese commercials from Nintendo, including Pokémon Scarlet and Violet and a winter-themed sing-along
Nintendo has released two new Japanese commercials on their YouTube page. The first commercial highlights a father and son playing Pokémon Scarlet and Violet together and bonding over a mutual love of Pocket Monsters. The second commercial is a another seasonal sing-along, this time themed after winter, with many games with snowy themes or backgrounds making a feature, including Super Mario Odyssey, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and more.
A match made in heaven
Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. today announced the release of free DLC for JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: ALL-STAR ADVENTURE R. The update adds two popular characters as playable fighters and an all-new stage themed after the anime’s latest season.
The update gives players new fighters from JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean, adding Weather Forecast and Father Pucchi (Final) to the game’s massive roster. Weather Forecast is a mysterious inmate who seeks to restore his memories and can use the weather during battles with his Stands. Father Pucchi (Final) can use abilities linked to gravity to take advantage of his enemies thanks to his evolved See Moon Stand. In addition, an all-new stage themed after JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean completes the immersion for fans who want to experience the anime’s newest season in this acclaimed fighting game.
The official posters for The Super Mario Bros. Movie have been revealed! You can check out the official pictures below.
From Nintendo and Illumination comes a new animated film based on the world of Super Mario Bros. Directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic (collaborators on Teen Titans Go!, Teen Titans Go! To the Movies) from a screenplay by Matthew Fogel (The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, Minions: The Rise of Gru), the film stars Chris Pratt as Mario, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, Jack Black as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek and Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike.
Organizers of the Smash World Tour have announced via Medium that one of the biggest live events in the e-sports and fighting game scene is coming to an end. The Smash World Tour Team stated that, the night before Thanksgiving, Nintendo contacted the group and told them “[they] could no longer operate” due to the lack of an official license.
The organizers state that the Smash World Tour has hosted 6,400 events with 325,000 attendees across the world. The Smash World Tour Championships for 2022 “would have had the largest prize pool in Smash history at over $250,000,” with a planned prize pool of $350,000 in 2023.
This reported shutdown, which Nintendo gave “without any warning,” has caused a multitude of financial troubles for the Team, other organizers, players, and fans, who had contracts, sponsor obligations, bookings, and other plans orchestrated around these events. The Smash World Tour Team stated that they will lose hundreds of thousands of dollars due to this decision.
Nintendo’s statement also came as a surprise to the Smash World Tour team. Allegedly, Nintendo’s legal representations to the Team in the past have included interest in collaborating with the Team through the procurement of a licensing agreement. The Team also claims that Nintendo had remarked positively to the Smash World Tour, commenting on the Tour’s non-infringement of Nintendo’s IP via the Tour’s lack of game modifications. The Smash World Tour, in Nintendo’s eyes, was apparently a good representation of Nintendo’s values. Reportedly, Nintendo stated the primary reason it would “com[e] down on events” was an event’s usage of game modifications, which the Smash World Tour had avoided.
The Team announced that, in light of this decision, all attendees will be issued full refunds.
Want to show your love for the new Pokémon Scarlet and Violet starters? If you are a Nintendo Switch Online member with available Platinum Points, you can use these Points on icon elements of Quaxly, Sprigatito, and Fuecoco. These icons will only be available until November 24th, so make sure to get them while they are still available!
Clamoring for some JRPGs for the holidays, or maybe hoping to catch some deals before the closure of the 3DS eShop? Fans of Kemco games are in luck, as the company has announced sales on 19 of its Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS titles across the North American, European, and Australian Nintendo eShop.
The games on sale, with their corresponding percentage off, that are on the Nintendo Switch are the below titles:
- Yōdanji, 50% off
- Legend Of The Tetrarchs, 50% off
- Revenant Saga, 50% off
- Chronus Arc, 50% off
- Revenant Dogma, 50% off
- Seek Hearts, 50% off
- Illusion of L’Phalcia, 50% off
- Everdark Tower, 50% off
- Archlion Saga, 50% off
- Sephirothic Stories, 50% off
- Alphadia Genesis, 50% off
- Miden Tower, 50% off
- Sword of Elpisia, 35% off
- Ghost Sync, 35% off
- Alphadia Genesis 2, 50% off
The Nintendo 3DS titles that are a part of the sale, which are all 50% off, are as follows:
- Bonds of the Skies
- Legna Tactica
- Infinite Dunamis
- Asdivine Cross
Need more Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope love in your life? Check out these two new Japanese commercials, featured above, that go deeper into the key playable characters, environments, weapons, stages, and other features of the new title. The second commercial also presents a song highlighting the game.
Three new Japanese television commercials for the Switch are available to watch today. While one commercial features Animal Crossing: New Horizons and the other two show gameplay from Splatoon 3, all highlight how people can use Switch first-party titles to connect with family members and friends. You can watch the commercials above.
The North American Splatoon account has announced that the Splatoon x Pokémon Splatfest Sneak Live is now available. Players can now choose a team, check SplatNet 3 to see the teams your friends chose, gain abilities with a Splatfest tee, and earn and spend conch shells at the Shell-Out Machine.