Super Mario Maker 2, set for release on June 28, brings four-player multiplayer versus play, two-player cooperative level building, online multiplayer, and a story mode to the Nintendo Switch. That’s right, in co-op mode, you’ll be able to build and design levels with another player on the same console, while online multiplayer lets a group build massive levels that are seemingly impossible to complete. There’s also several new themes including desert, winter, and forest. Read more to see all of the gameplay revealed during Nintendo Direct yesterday and for additional information.
Programmer Voxel9 managed to get the XQEMU Xbox emulator running on a Nintendo Switch and uploaded a video showing a few games running, including the first Halo. “Yep, you read the title right, XQEMU successfully compiles and runs on a Nintendo Switch running the new updated Linux4Tegra Ubuntu…I’m running mborgerson’s performance WIP branch…For those wondering what exactly I was using for input, I had to use a PS4 controller, as joy-cons connected as a pair don’t appear to have an SDL2 gamepad mapping for them, making them undetectable by the emulator,” said Voxel9. Read more for the video and additional information.
Photo credit: Tiang Jianwei
If you’ve either been holding off on getting a Nintendo Switch or just want a slight upgrade, you may be in luck. Bloomberg sources speculate that Nintendo’s lower-cost Switch Mini console will “likely” arrive by the end of June, or shortly after the annual E3 expo. This would be just a “modest upgrade”, and a mower powerful “Pro” model may arrive either late this year or in early 2020. Read more for a video and additional information.
Photo credit: Reddit
Always wanted a cool stand or mini arcade cabinet for your Nintendo Switch? Well, if you have a 3D printer, then look no further than this custom creation. Created by Zach on Howchoo, you simply print all the parts, glue them together, and then install the optional electronics. These optional electrical parts charge your Switch while you play, as well as provide additional cooling to help keep the console cool. You can also plug in USB controllers up front since all of the electronics connected directly to a powered USB hub. Read more for a video tutorial, additional pictures and information.
The SanDisk Ultra 200GB microSD card is perfect for the Nintendo Switch as well as other mobile devices, and it’s being offered for just $25 shipped, today only, originally $37.95. Featuring transfer read speeds of up to 100MB/s, and it’s rated A1 for faster app or game performance. These cards are ultra rugged, which means they’re waterproof, temperature proof, shockproof, and X-ray proof. Product page. Read more for a video explaining why this card is the best bang for your buck and additional information.
NetherRealm Studios have just released two new trailers showcasing Kitana and D’Vorah. The former keeps many of her classic moves, such as fan throws as well as the ability to lift opponents off the ground and suspend them in mi-air. She also has a new teleport dive kick, teleport throat slit, and a projectile absorber. Players can choose to play as the living Princess of Edenia Kitana of the past or as the undead Princess of the Netherrealm Kitana of the present. Mortal Kombat 11 is set for release on the Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, and Xbox One on April 23rd. Read more for the two new videos and additional information.
The Nintendo Labo Robot Kit lets you suit up as a mech for a fully immersive gaming experience, all for $39.99 shipped, today only, originally $59.99. Easily fold specially engineered, pre-cut cardboard sheets by following the interactive instructions and then suit up to get playing. Demolish in-game environments and complete challenges to unlock powerful abilities. Then, you can discover how the Toy-Con Robot comes to life with Nintendo Switch technology and, in Toy-Con Garage, invent new ways to play. Product page. Read more for a video review and additional information.
It’s true, Twitch Prime subscribers can now claim up to a free 12-month Nintendo Switch Online subscription, which is normally priced at $19.99. The offer comes in two parts: subscribers first claim a free three-month membership, and then after 60 days, they’ll be able to come back and redeem an additional nine months. This offers is valid for both new and existing Switch Online subscribers – current users get extra months added on top of their existing plan. Check out the offer here. Read more for a video explaining the entire deal in detail.
Gamers can now experience Square’s RPG classic Final Fantasy VII on Nintendo and Microsoft platforms for the first time, as the title arrives on the Switch and Xbox One family of devices today. New enhancements include a 3x speed mode, an enemy encounter option that allows players to enjoy the storyline uninterrupted – when enemy encounters are turned off, players can still enjoy the story event battles, and a Max Stats command that enables players to become all-powerful in the blink of an eye. Read more for the early review and additional information.
Nintendo is rumored to be refreshing the Switch this year with two new consoles, according to Wall Street Journal. The first is a base model that is smaller and lower-priced – think of it the same way as the Game Boy Pocket. A “Pro” model could be released with a larger display, higher-capacity battery, updated Joy-Cons, faster processor, and possibly wireless charging. No word yet on pricing or availability. Read more for additional information.