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Apex Legends could be released on February 2 for Switch

We have known for months that Apex legends, Respawn Entertainment's free-to-play battle royale title, is coming to Switch. While the game was originally scheduled to hit the Nintendo console in mid-2020, its release was delayed until October. After missing the October release date, Apex legends Director Chad Grenier said Respawn wants to do "justice" to the Switch version of the game. Now, if a recent Japanese trailer for the season 8 release on February 2 is correct, the Switch version of Apex will launch on the same date. Additionally, an Amazon Japan listing for the game's "Champion Edition" indicates that February 2 is the Switch port release date, according to GoNintendo. Below is a full quote from Grenier regarding the Swit...
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Metroid could get the official Lego set following support for the fan concept

Nintendo Loved Metroid The series could get the Lego treatment thanks to dedicated fans. On the Lego Ideas site, builders are encouraged to submit concepts for Lego sets that the Danish toy company can turn into commercial products. Recently user L-DI-EGO posted an idea for a set of "Metroid: Samus Aran's Gunship," which includes the titular bounty hunter, his spaceship, and the the villain Ridley. For Lego to really consider an Idea, it needs to get at least 10,000 user votes, and now, the L-DI-EGO set has officially passed that milestone. Of course, this isn't a confirmation that Lego will actually turn "Metroid: Samus Aran's Gunship" into a real set, but it's a promising first step. It should be noted that Lego has an existing partnership with Nintendo, the owner of Metroid, in a...
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Modder creates an exercise game using Mario Kart, Labo and Ring Fit Adventure

Nintendo's Ring Fit Adventure exercise game has become quite popular over the past year due to crashes related to COVID-19. Now a modder has taken Ring Fit even further by combining it with ideas and components from Mario Kart, the DIY Labo toy building kit, and a Nintendo Switch. In a recent video, self-proclaimed "hardware hacker" Mike Choi (mechachoi on YouTube) shows his home project, titled 'Labo Fit Adventure Kart'. Essentially, Choi built a device called the 'TAPBO' that clips onto the Ring-Con of Ring Fit and can receive signals from Nintendo's other peripherals. You will then press the buttons on the attached Joy-Con accordingly. With the TAPBO serving as the "heart" of the Labo Fit Adventure Kart, Choi built a cardboard ...
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Nintendo Switch ‘New Year Sale’ Offers Up To 30 Percent Discount On Dozens Of Games

Nintendo has launched a 'New Years Sale' on the Switch eShop, offering up to 30 percent off dozens of digital games. These are some of the most notable offers: Catherine: full body - $ 41.99 (normally $ 69.99)Clubhouse Games: 51 World Classics - $ 34.99 (normally $ 49.99)Condemn (2016) - $ 31.99 CAD (normally $ 79.99)Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered - $ 9.99 (normally $ 39.99)Immortal Fenyx Rising - $ 53.59 (normally $ 79.99)Danger! - $ 10.79 (normally $ 26.99)Just Dance 2021 - $ 35.99 (normally $ 59.99)Kirby Star allies - $ 55.99 (normally $ 79.99)Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games - $ 39.99 (normally $ 79.99)Mortal Kombat 11 - $ 27.99 (normally $ 69.99)Super Mario Maker 2 - $ 55.99 (normally $ 79.99)The Wonderful 101 Remastered - $ 33.99 (normally $ 49.99) The of...
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Nintendo’s New ‘Mario Red & Blue Edition’ Switch Launches February 12

Nintendo will release a $ 399 CAD special edition 'Mario Red & Blue Edition' Switch bundle on February 12 along with an updated version of Super Mario 3D World for the console. Inspired by the colors of Mario's iconic outfit, the special edition Switch bundle features red Joy-Cons with blue trim, a red base and a Switch console and blue Joy-Con grip. The unique appearance package also includes a red and blue carrying case with Mario clothes glued together in an eye-catching design and red and white Joy-Con straps. In the style of Nintendo, the special edition console does not include Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's fury even though the game was released on the same date. Despite being critically acclaimed and overall a great but ...
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Was the Most Tweeted Game in Canada in 2020

Twitter has released its annual 'Gaming Insights' report for 2020, which offers various data on global tweeting habits related to video games. According to Twitter, the great success of Nintendo Animal Crossing: New Horizons it was the most tweeted game in Canada last year. This is not too surprising, given that it was a relaxed and joyous experience that came at the perfect time for many in the midst of the pandemic. Said that New Horizons it is only a game; Interestingly, the rest of Twitter's top 10 consisted of franchises in general. Animal Crossing: New Horizons Call of Duty Fortnite Final Fantasy Grand Theft Auto Minecraft Super Mario Fire emblem The legend of Zelda Genshin Impact In the meantime, here are other trends th...
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Nintendo will end support for the Netflix app on 3DS and Wii U on June 30

Nintendo is closing support for the Netflix app on Wii U and 3DS. The service will no longer be available to existing users as of June 30. Currently, it is no longer available for download unless you have downloaded it in the past. "As of December 31, 2020, the Netflix app will no longer be available for new users to download from the Nintendo eShop on the Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family of systems," said Japanese game creators at a statement on Wii U and 3DS Netflix App Listings. “During that time, existing users will be able to re-download these applications. The service for existing users will continue until June 30, 2021. Thanks to everyone who has enjoyed Netflix on these platforms over the years. " Nintendo discontinued the 3...
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Microsoft executives once laughed at a room after trying to buy Nintendo

For nearly two decades, there have been three major console hardware manufacturers: Nintendo, PlayStation, and Xbox. However, there is a world where there may be only two major console makers if former Microsoft executives had their way. Talking to Bloomberg As part of a larger oral history of the creation of the Xbox, Kevin Bachus, Microsoft's former director of third-party relations, revealed that prior to the launch of the Xbox in 2001, the company had tried without success to acquire Nintendo. "Steve [Ballmer, Microsoft’s former CEO] he made us go meet with Nintendo to see if they would consider being acquired, "said Bachus. “They just laughed out loud. Like, imagine an hour when someone laughs at you. That's how that meeting was. " Bachus also revealed that Microsoft had mee...
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Nintendo to acquire Vancouver-based Luigi’s Mansion developer Next Level Games

Nintendo has announced plans to acquire Vancouver-based Next Level Games, the developer best known for the Luigi's Mansion Serie. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Nintendo says it is expected to close on March 1. In a statement, Nintendo noted that "several proprietary directors [of Next Level] recently determined that the time is right to sell its shares. " Next Level is a natural choice for a Nintendo acquisition, given its long history with the Japanese gaming giant. Since 2005, Next Level has created seven games for Nintendo, including Super mario strikers in the Game Cube, Punch out!! on Wii Luigi Dark Moon's Mansion on 3DS and more recently Luigi's Mansion 3 for the switch. In 2014, the Canadian study even signed a...
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Modder builds functional mini portable Nintendo 64

If you've ever wondered what a miniature Nintendo 64 would look like, a modder has you covered. In a recent video, YouTuber GmanModz He explained how he took a real N64 and turned it into a functional little handheld. GmanModz says the N64 was cut, soldered, and modified to fit in a heat-resistant plastic package. He then took a 3.5-inch screen and speaker and applied various buttons, including the joysticks of the Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons. Finally, it added a cartridge slot for real N64 games. With all that said, GmanModz noted that some trade-offs had to be made in the process, noting that "battery life sucks" (coming in at about 1.5 hours) and "is uncomfortable to hold." Ultimately though, it's still a really cool project, and...
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$ 20 off select Nintendo Switch games

If you're looking to get some first-party Nintendo games at a discount, you're in luck because Amazon has a pretty decent game sale. It should be noted that very rarely do we see games developed by Nintendo for sale. However, this list of random Switch games has dropped to these prices multiple times in 2020. The games for sale are listed below: Source: Amazon
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Some Nintendo Switch games are $ 20 off Amazon right now

If you're looking to buy first-hand Nintendo games at a discount, you're in luck because Amazon has a pretty decent first-hand Switch game sale. It should be noted that very rarely do we see games developed by Nintendo for sale. However, this list of Switch games has dropped to these prices multiple times in 2020. The games for sale are listed below:
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