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ICYMI: Everything From the September 2022 Nintendo Direct

Nintendo has once again skipped their traditional June Direct slot, which is when the biggest games in the company’s yearly schedule tend to be announced or shown off. Despite other dates and announcements this year, the Japanese company had been fairly quiet in the interim, seemingly choosing to focus their…

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Splatoon 3’s First Full Splatfest Starts on September 23

During today’s Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced Splatoon 3’s first official Splatfest, and it’s forcing players to answer the timeless question, “What would you bring to a deserted island?” Between 5:00 p.m. PT on Sept. 23 and 25, players will be able to pick between Team Gear, Team Grub and Team…

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Nintendo Announces September Direct, Won’t Livestream it in UK

Nintendo has finally announced the long-rumored September Direct presentation and if you’re in the UK, you’ll probably be better off watching it on a different branch of Nintendo’s YouTube or Twitch channel, because the company isn’t livestreaming it through its UK channels because the Queen died. The 40-minute showcase will…

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Splatoon 3 Sells 3.45 Million Copies Within Three Days in Japan

While 2020’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons has held onto the title of the best Nintendo Switch launch since its timely release at the beginning of the pandemic, it seems that there’s a new competitor in Japan. Splatoon 3, which just came out last Friday, sold an impressive 3.45 million copies in…

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Day One of Splatoon 3’s Player Art Is Filled With the Queen and Among Us

Splatoon 3 is finally out, and its larger hub area means there’s more space for art posted by players through the game’s mailbox. After taking a thoughtful walk around Splatsville, to my delight, I can confirm that the art people post is still filled with the same old silliness. Here…

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Reggie Fils-Aimé Talks Diversity, What a Switch Successor Could Look Like

From former President and Chief Operating Officer of Nintendo of America to internet meme machine, Reggie Fils-Aimé is both well-respected and beloved in the video game industry. He’s had myriad accomplishments within Nintendo, particularly with revitalizing its brand and becoming one of the more approachable personalities of the company. Even…

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Everything We Know About Salmon Run In Splatoon 3

Yesterday, Nintendo revealed a few new details about what Salmon Run, Splatoon’s horde mode, will look like in Splatoon 3 via a Twitter thread. While some players initially criticized the mode in Splatoon 3 for being too similar to Splatoon 2, Nintendo is finally now revealing some interesting details about…

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Mobile Title Mario Kart Tour Blue Shells Its Gacha Mechanics For Good

If you have been playing Mario Kart Tour, Nintendo’s mobile version of their top-selling racing game series, you probably are familiar with the term “Gacha Pipe.” For everyone else who might be giggling already, it might need a little explaining. You see, when Nintendo made a brand new Mario Kart game for…

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What Could a September Nintendo Direct Announce?

Earlier this week, Giant Bomb host and #3 Games Journalist Jeff Grubb said on his Last of the Nintendogs podcast that a Nintendo Direct would be coming in September. This is not, like, a galloping shock. We’ve had a September Direct every year for the last five years. It’s not unprecedented…

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Team Scissors Isn’t Very Happy With Splatoon 3’s Tricolor Turf War Mode

During the first six hours of Splatoon 3’s Splatfest World Premiere, everything was going well for Team Scissors. The team had over a 1% lead, spirits were high, and adorable stingray idol Big Man was overjoyed with his team’s success. Unfortunately for Team Scissors, after halftime, a lack of balance…

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Dragalia Lost, Nintendo’s First Totally New Mobile IP, Officially Closes Down in November

When Nintendo first announced that the major Japanese company would be entering the mobile game arena, there was a lot of worries and gnashing of teeth from traditional console gaming fans. The late Satoru Iwata, who was president of Nintendo, explained that they largely wanted to use mobile games to…

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We Need To Change How We Talk About Nintendo

Nintendo has long cultivated a corporate image of wholesomeness and ubiquitous franchises and mascots, beloved the world over. Like Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, the walls of Nintendo are high, and how they make their games are shrouded in secrecy — often to an even greater degree than other AAA developers…

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New Report Details Sexual Harassment and Discrimination at Nintendo

Kotaku has posted an extensive report detailing instances of sexual harassment and gender discrimination alleged to have happened at Nintendo. The outlet spoke to several female workers who did contract work for the company, which included unwanted advances, inappropriate online interactions, and discoveries of a pay gap between female contractors…

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Nintendo Switch Won’t See a Price Increase – For Now

As predictions point toward a drop in its net profit for the fiscal years, Nintendo says a Switch price increase isn’t a consideration “at this point.” The platform holder points to a rising cost in production and shipping as the reason behind some of its slimmer profit margins. In an…

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Nintendo Hit With New Worker Complaint Alleging ‘Coercive Rules’ [UPDATE]

Nintendo is now on the receiving end of a second worker complaint following one filed back in April claiming the company was interfering with employee attempts to organize, this time claiming the Super Mario company has established “coercive rules” and retaliated against a worker engaging in protected activity. Axios caught wind of…

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Nintendo Closing Out June Game Showcases With Third-Party Direct

Not content to be left out of the never ending month of June showcases, Nintendo has announced a Nintendo Direct presentation for tomorrow, June 28, that will specifically focus on third-party games. The company announced as much on its social channels, which confirmed the stream will last about 25 minutes,…

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The Wild Story Behind Nintendo’s Unannounced 1-2 Switch Sequel

In March 2017, Nintendo released 1-2 Switch, one of the Switch’s two first-party titles to launch alongside the hardware. While it wasn’t exactly critical competition for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the 1v1 minigame competition was half-tech demo, half-casual party pleaser for the Wii crowd that did not…

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Multiple Nintendo Games Set New Sales Records

Last night was Nintendo’s latest investor relations release, where they give updated sales numbers for hardware and software over the last quarter and overall. This has, in different generations, been both a day of joy for Nintendo and a day of absolute pain as the company hasn’t always had great…

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Labor Complaint Alleges Nintendo Interfered With Workers Attempts to Organize

Update [April 21, 2022]: Nintendo has provided the following statement to Fanbyte: We are aware of the claim, which was filed with the National Labor Relations Board by a contractor who was previously terminated for the disclosure of confidential information and for no other reason. Nintendo is not aware of…

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How One Advance Wars Fan Accidentally Played the Remake Early

Just a few weeks ago, Nintendo made the rather abrupt decision to indefinitely delay their Advance Wars 1+2 remake for Switch, Re-Boot Camp. The platform holder stated that the delay was due to ongoing world events — likely Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the Russian military analogues found throughout both original Advance Wars…

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