Nintendo Could Be Planning To Make A Vr-related Switch Announcement Soon

Nintendo Could Be Planning To Make A VR-Related Switch Announcement Soon

Is Nintendo interested in virtual reality? The company has in the past confirmed that they are exploring it, and there have even been patents that suggests that the company is looking into it. In fact, there have been rumors in the past that one of the reasons why the Nintendo Switch was delayed was because Nintendo was trying to integrate VR into it.

Now according to Nintendo World Report, it seems that the company could finally be looking to integrate VR into the Switch. The report claims that Nintendo could have plans to make some kind of VR-related announcement planned for this year, where there might be a small number of first-party titles updated with support for VR.

Assassin's Creed Iii Remastered Announced For Nintendo Switch

Assassin's Creed III Remastered Announced For Nintendo Switch

Late last month a listing on a gaming retailer’s website revealed that Ubisoft could be looking to bring the Assassin’s Creed 3 collection to the Nintendo Switch. It turns out the rumors were right because Ubisoft has since officially announced Assassin’s Creed 3 Remastered which will be launching on the console come May 21.

According to Ubisoft, “Assassin’s Creed III Remastered will launch on May 21 for Nintendo Switch, bringing two full Assassin’s Creed adventures to Nintendo’s console. In addition to Connor’s titular adventure through the American Revolution – which includes all its original DLC, including alternate-history adventure The Tyranny of King Washington – Assassin’s Creed III Remastered also includes Assassin’s Creed Liberation Remastered, which follows chameleonic Assassin Aveline de Grandpre’s fight for freedom in 18th-century New Orleans and Chichen Itza.”

The Legend Of Zelda: Link's Awakening Announced For Nintendo Switch

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Announced For Nintendo Switch

It was previously teased and speculated that The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword would be coming to the Nintendo Switch. However Nintendo later clarified that this wasn’t true, but if you are looking for a new Zelda game to play on the console, then you’ll be pleased to learn that Nintendo has since announced that Link’s Awakening will be coming to the Switch.

For those who are unfamiliar, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is not a new game. The game was originally released on the Game Boy more than 25 years ago, but it is now being remastered and reimagined for the Nintendo Switch, giving gamers a chance to play the game if they haven’t played it already.

First Official Nintendo Retail Store To Open In Japan This Year

First Official Nintendo Retail Store To Open In Japan This Year

It has been over a decade since Nintendo opened its first retail location in New York City. The company is now doing something similar for its home base. Nintendo has confirmed that the company will be opening an official retail store in Tokyo this year. This will be the first store that will be directly managed by Nintendo in Japan.

Nintendo’s Japan location will be located in Shibuya Parco which is the new flagship of the parco department store chain. The store’s opening in the fall of 2019 will coincide with the opening of Shibuya Parco.

Smaller, More Portable Nintendo Switch In Development

Smaller, More Portable Nintendo Switch In Development

There have been rumors that Nintendo could be working on a refreshed Switch console. This isn’t surprising given that other console makers such as Sony and Microsoft have been known to introduce new and updated models during a console’s lifecycle. This is according to a report from Nikkei (via The Verge) who claims that a smaller, more portable, and more affordable Nintendo Switch could be in the works.

The report claims that this Nintendo Switch will be focused on portability and that certain features of the console might be cut in order to make it cheaper. There is no mention of what those features might be, so it is unclear what features might be omitted in order for the console to be priced more affordably.

Nintendo Switch Close To Surpassing The N64's Lifetime Sales

Nintendo Switch Close To Surpassing The N64's Lifetime Sales

As far as the best-selling Nintendo console of all time is concerned, that honor goes to the Nintendo DS which is sitting at over 154 million units. The N64 on the other hand has sold around 32 million units in its lifetime despite it being far down the list, but it seems that the Nintendo Switch is steadily making its way to the top.

According to Nintendo’s recent earnings (via Engadget), it has been revealed that the company had sold 9.41 million Switch consoles the last quarter, which means that it is now about 660,000 units behind the N64 which means that it won’t take long for the Switch to surpass the N64 in lifetime sales.

Assassin's Creed 3 Collection Could Be Headed For The Nintendo Switch

Assassin's Creed 3 Collection Could Be Headed For The Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch is home to many games, many of which are highly rated and have been very well-received. However we imagine that gamers probably wish that the Switch had more games so that they won’t to switch between devices/consoles to play different games, such as Assassin’s Creed, for example.

The good news is that it looks like we could be expecting to see the game launch soon, or at least in the form of the Assassin’s Creed 3 collection. This is based on a listing spotted on a Czech gaming website which revealed that the collection will be headed onto the Nintendo Switch, possibly on the 15th of February, 2019.

Nintendo Has No Plans For A Switch Successor Or Price Cuts For Now

Nintendo Has No Plans For A Switch Successor or Price Cuts For Now

From what we’ve seen from other console makers, usually a variant of the flagship console is released a few years after the main release. This usually represents an update to the design of the console, more storage options, or slightly upgraded specs. So far we’ve seen Sony and Microsoft do this with the PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro, and the Xbox One S and the Xbox One X.

This is why there have been rumors that suggested that Nintendo could be planning a refresh to the Nintendo Switch, possibly even this year. For those hoping that the rumors were true, you might be disappointed to learn that will not be the case. This is according to an interview Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa did with The Sankei News (via Nintendo Everything).

Mortal Kombat 11 Beta Won't Be For The Pc Or Nintendo Switch

Mortal Kombat 11 Beta Won't Be For The PC Or Nintendo Switch

We know that many gamers are very excited to get their hands on Mortal Kombat 11 which was recently announced in detail. In fact there is a beta that kicks off on the 28th of March where you get to try the game before deciding if it is for you. Unfortunately it seems that not everyone will be able to get in on it.

In an FAQ on the Mortal Kombat website, it has been confirmed that the game’s beta will not be available for Nintendo Switch or PC gamers. Instead the beta seems to be exclusive to the PS4 and the Xbox One. There is no explanation or reason given as to why the Switch and PC were passed over for the beta, but if you want to check out the game before it is released, you’ll have to find a friend who pre-ordered the game on the PS4 or Xbox One.

Nintendo Switch Reportedly Outsold All Other Consoles In 2018

Nintendo Switch Reportedly Outsold All Other Consoles In 2018

With the disaster that was the Nintendo Wii U, it’s hard to blame Nintendo’s critics and investors for being skeptical about the Switch. However the Switch has since proved the naysayers wrong where it managed to outsell the Wii U’s lifetime sales, and now it seems that according to the latest figures, the console managed to outsell all other consoles in 2018.

Note that the Switch is still very much far behind the Sony PS4 in terms of overall units sold (Microsoft hasn’t officially shared sales figures of the Xbox One), but at least as far as 2018 is concerned, the Switch outsold everyone else. It also managed to have the best December sales of any console of this current generation.

Nintendo Plans To Release 2-3 Mobile Games A Year

Nintendo Plans To Release 2-3 Mobile Games A Year

Nintendo is absolutely killing it in the home console market at the moment with the Switch and its games selling pretty well, making the failure of the Wii U a very distant memory. The company has also in recent years embraced mobile gaming, something that they had refused to do in the past.

As if to show their commitment to the mobile space, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa spoke to Japanese publication Kyoto Shimbun (via Nintendo Everything) where he revealed the company’s plans to release anywhere between 2-3 mobile titles a year. He also clarified that the company had no plans to solely work on smartphone games.

Vlc For The Nintendo Switch Is Being Considered

VLC For The Nintendo Switch Is Being Considered

VLC’s media player has been around for awhile already, and it is widely used across devices like smartphones, tablets, and computers. However it seems that VideoLan isn’t content with just those platforms and are looking to expand the app’s availability. This is according to the president and lead developer of VideoLan, Jean-Baptiste Kempf, who is looking towards the future of the software.

According to Kempf, he revealed to VentureBeat that he plans on bringing VLC to more platforms, such as gaming consoles like the Sony PS4 and Nintendo Switch, as well as Roku devices. The arrival of the app for the Switch should be interesting and could truly turn the console into a handheld entertainment device.

Mortal Kombat 11 For Nintendo Switch Might Be Delayed

Mortal Kombat 11 For Nintendo Switch Might Be Delayed

NetherRealm’s Mortal Kombat 11 was officially announced towards the end of last year where the game was initially pegged for a release on the 23rd of April, 2019 for the PS4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch. It appears that the release on the Switch could have since been delayed, according to Amazon listings over in Europe.

The listings for the Switch version of the game have now been listed for the 10th of May which is a couple of weeks after the original release. It has been pointed out that this only seems to be for Amazon listings in Europe, and that Amazon’s listing for the game in the US still states the 23rd of April, 2019 for the Switch version, suggesting that the delays could be limited to Europe.

Nintendo Switch Online May Offer Snes Games

Nintendo Switch Online May Offer SNES Games

Nintendo hasn’t confirmed this as yet but it appears that the company might be adding a plethora of SNES games to Nintendo Switch Online. The service already provides subscribers with access to several NES games so it wouldn’t be out of the ordinary if it started offering SNES games as well. A data miner seems reasonably sure that this is going to happen.

A data miner has come across a list of SNES titles that could potentially be added to Nintendo Switch Online in the not too distant future. KapuccinoHeck on Twitter dug through the app’s code and found the list of 22 SNES games in addition to code names for four emulator types.