Nintendo Wire http://nintendowire.com Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:46:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Potential Spoiler: New Breath of the Wild menu hints at story delivery http://nintendowire.com/blog/2017/01/16/potential-spoiler-new-breath-wild-menu-hints-story-delivery/ http://nintendowire.com/blog/2017/01/16/potential-spoiler-new-breath-wild-menu-hints-story-delivery/#respond Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:39:49 +0000 http://nintendowire.com/?p=41234 While the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild demo available at the Switch event seems to be very much the same as the Wii U demo from back at E3, there may be one extra feature that wasn’t discovered back then. This is potentially spoiler territory as it concerns...

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While the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild demo available at the Switch event seems to be very much the same as the Wii U demo from back at E3, there may be one extra feature that wasn’t discovered back then. This is potentially spoiler territory as it concerns how the story may be delivered, so be sure to click away now!


The above image can be found at the 18:20 mark in a recent GameInformer playthough video, and it depicts a “Memories” menu. While there’s no knowing what this could mean for certain, it’s likely this is how we’ll see the events of the past unfold, before Link was placed in a 100 year stasis. These scenes were especially prevalent in the last trailer where Hyrule looked like it was in a lot better shape.

Now if we speculate even further, the flower in the background has been sighted multiple times and it is even on the Master Sword statue that comes with the special edition of the game. Could players have to collect these flowers to unlock memories? We’ll just have to wait and see.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launches alongside the Nintendo Switch on March 3rd, and it will also arrive hit Wii U on the same date.

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Square Enix launches a new Facebook page for updates on Octopath Traveler and the Bravely series http://nintendowire.com/blog/2017/01/16/square-enix-launches-new-facebook-page-updates-octopath-traveler-bravely-series/ http://nintendowire.com/blog/2017/01/16/square-enix-launches-new-facebook-page-updates-octopath-traveler-bravely-series/#respond Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:12:55 +0000 http://nintendowire.com/?p=41229 One of the more peculiar game announcements to come out of the Nintendo Switch presentation was Project Octopath Traveler, a Square Enix game from the producer of the Bravely series – Tomoya Asano. Now he and his team have opened a new Facebook page devoted to their future projects, with...

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One of the more peculiar game announcements to come out of the Nintendo Switch presentation was Project Octopath Traveler, a Square Enix game from the producer of the Bravely series – Tomoya Asano.

Now he and his team have opened a new Facebook page devoted to their future projects, with Octopath Traveler being at the forefront (although the Bravely series is referenced in the About section.) Here’s their first message, translation courtesy of Gematsu:

“This is Square Enix producer Tomoya Asano.

It’s my pleasure to finally announce our newest project, the fully original role-playing game Octopath Traveler!

While we can’t reveal any specific details quite yet (keep an eye out for promotional media in the near future), we’d like to share with you a behind-the-scenes look at the development process in the meantime.

A long road lies ahead of us, but we hope that you’ll come along for the journey!”

It’s interesting that there are no references to Silicon Studio, the developers of the two 3DS Bravely games. It could be that this new “Asano Team” is a more direct studio under Square Enix, but it’s hard to say at the moment.

We’ll be sure to bring you more news on Octopath Traveler and the Bravely series as it is unveiled.

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will not have any extra race tracks http://nintendowire.com/blog/2017/01/16/mario-kart-8-deluxe-will-not-extra-race-tracks/ http://nintendowire.com/blog/2017/01/16/mario-kart-8-deluxe-will-not-extra-race-tracks/#respond Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:54:15 +0000 http://nintendowire.com/?p=41227 While many were excited to see the addition of a fully-fledged Battle Mode and the Splatoon Inklings to the Nintendo Switch’s version of Mario Kart 8, subtitled “Deluxe”, more than a few people were wondering if the game would receive extra race tracks. According to one of the Japanese streams...

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While many were excited to see the addition of a fully-fledged Battle Mode and the Splatoon Inklings to the Nintendo Switch’s version of Mario Kart 8, subtitled “Deluxe”, more than a few people were wondering if the game would receive extra race tracks. According to one of the Japanese streams that followed the Presentation the answer is no – the game will have 48 tracks, the exact number available in Mario Kart 8 combined with all of those available in the DLC.

The translation comes via Source Gaming, a website dedicated to translating these kinds of presentations, so it’s likely true.

Of course this is only really an issue for those who owned the original Wii U version, and even those fans will have access to the new battle mode which does offer some unique stages (including one based on Splatoon.) There’s always the chance Nintendo will return to the game and add even more DLC tracks later, too. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens after Mario Kart 8 Deluxe launches on April 28th.

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Switch will support up to 2TB Micro SDXC memory cards http://nintendowire.com/blog/2017/01/15/switch-will-support-2tb-micro-sdxc-memory-cards/ http://nintendowire.com/blog/2017/01/15/switch-will-support-2tb-micro-sdxc-memory-cards/#comments Sun, 15 Jan 2017 20:15:53 +0000 http://nintendowire.com/?p=41222 Fantastic news for anyone who’s embraced an all digital future yet was concerned with the Switch’s measly 32GB of internal storage. While we already knew the system would support Micro SDXC cards up to 256GB, a Nintendo representative clarified over the weekend that the Switch can be further expanded up...

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Fantastic news for anyone who’s embraced an all digital future yet was concerned with the Switch’s measly 32GB of internal storage. While we already knew the system would support Micro SDXC cards up to 256GB, a Nintendo representative clarified over the weekend that the Switch can be further expanded up to a whopping 2TB of memory. The news comes courtesy of Game Informer with a full statement found below:

“Nintendo Switch is compatible with the SDXC standard, which supports up to 2TB.”

It’s important to note that we are still a ways off from 1TB Micro SDXC cards hitting the market, let alone 2TB models. Considering the largest available SDXC cards currently hold 512GB of storage and retails for no less than $200, it could prove quite the expensive endeavor once they do finally launch. Nonetheless, it’s great to know the option will be available for those with a wad of coins burning a hole in their overalls.

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Super Mario Odyssey will be playable at E3 2017 http://nintendowire.com/blog/2017/01/15/super-mario-odyssey-will-playable-e3-2017/ http://nintendowire.com/blog/2017/01/15/super-mario-odyssey-will-playable-e3-2017/#respond Sun, 15 Jan 2017 20:07:23 +0000 http://nintendowire.com/?p=41218 With Super Mario Odyssey being a Holiday 2017 title it is understandably not playable at the various Switch events in the lead-up to release. It won’t be too long till people can start going hands-on with Mario’s latest adventure though, as Reggie has confirmed that it will be playable at...

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With Super Mario Odyssey being a Holiday 2017 title it is understandably not playable at the various Switch events in the lead-up to release. It won’t be too long till people can start going hands-on with Mario’s latest adventure though, as Reggie has confirmed that it will be playable at E3, in response to a question from IGN:

“The only decision that was made from an E3 consideration standpoint was ‘do we show Super Mario Odyssey from a hands-on perspective today versus E3?’ And we’re going to show it at E3. But at least from a Nintendo perspective, there’s no other consideration that is driven by E3.”

This also marks the first time Nintendo has brought up this year’s E3, confirming their attendance on June 13-15. At E3 2016 Nintendo had a pretty muted presence, only showcasing Breath of the Wild on the show floor and having no traditional Nintendo Direct, but here’s hoping with a brand-new console on store shelves they have a lot more to talk about this year.

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State of Mind makes the Switch http://nintendowire.com/blog/2017/01/15/state-mind-makes-switch/ http://nintendowire.com/blog/2017/01/15/state-mind-makes-switch/#respond Sun, 15 Jan 2017 19:39:10 +0000 http://nintendowire.com/?p=41213 Now that the Switch reveal event has finally come and gone, third party developers have been coming out of the woodwork in droves to show their support and “share the joy” for Nintendo’s exciting new console. Joining in on the fun this weekend, Daedalic Entertainment announced that futuristic thriller State...

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Now that the Switch reveal event has finally come and gone, third party developers have been coming out of the woodwork in droves to show their support and “share the joy” for Nintendo’s exciting new console. Joining in on the fun this weekend, Daedalic Entertainment announced that futuristic thriller State of Mind will be releasing on the Switch alongside its PC, PS4 and Xbox One brethren.

While no specific release date has been given, check out the teaser trailer below to get a better feel for its dystopian setting and unique art style.

 

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Digital Foundry analyses Breath of the Wild running on the Nintendo Switch http://nintendowire.com/blog/2017/01/15/digital-foundry-analyses-breath-wild-running-nintendo-switch/ http://nintendowire.com/blog/2017/01/15/digital-foundry-analyses-breath-wild-running-nintendo-switch/#respond Sun, 15 Jan 2017 17:45:35 +0000 http://nintendowire.com/?p=41209 Digital Foundry analyzed some footage of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild that they captured at the Nintendo Switch Presentation Event. They revealed that the game runs at a locked 30fps when the Switch is both on the dock and handheld. The only difference between playing the game...

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Digital Foundry analyzed some footage of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild that they captured at the Nintendo Switch Presentation Event.

They revealed that the game runs at a locked 30fps when the Switch is both on the dock and handheld. The only difference between playing the game handheld or while on the dock is the resolution, which is 720p on handheld and 900p on the dock. They go into quite a bit more detail in their video but be warned, it gets a bit technical at times. Check it out below!

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild releases on the Nintendo Switch on March 3rd. You can pre-order it today.

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Checking out Breath of the Wild graphical differences: Switch vs. Wii U http://nintendowire.com/blog/2017/01/15/checking-breath-wild-graphical-differences-switch-vs-wii-u/ http://nintendowire.com/blog/2017/01/15/checking-breath-wild-graphical-differences-switch-vs-wii-u/#comments Sun, 15 Jan 2017 05:23:05 +0000 http://nintendowire.com/?p=41205 Thanks to IGN we have a new video of Breath of the Wild’s opening, specifically to show the differences between the game’s Switch and Wii U versions. The differences are much more pronounced than I had expected and definitely show off what the Switch can do in comparison. In particular...

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Thanks to IGN we have a new video of Breath of the Wild’s opening, specifically to show the differences between the game’s Switch and Wii U versions. The differences are much more pronounced than I had expected and definitely show off what the Switch can do in comparison. In particular the Wii U version’s lighting effects and shading seem much more pronounced, lowering the detail and making things contrast much more heavily than the Switch version. This leads to the chamber Link begins the trailer in being a much brighter blue in the Wii U version and his model coming off as less impressive, almost obscured even. The textures of the chamber itself are likewise less pronounced on Wii U, with a blurred effect on the background elements not present on Switch.

These discrepancies and more make themselves known when Link steps out into the world. On both the scale is breathtaking and appealing, but the Wii U version’s sky is more muted and its trees less verdant. There’s also a thicker misting effect on Wii U, used to obscure farther away details that isn’t present on the Switch. Distant hills and plateaus can be seen more clearly on Switch and while I can tell they’re there on Wii U it takes away from the sense of actually being able to go to them that the game’s open nature provides. Hyrule Castle’s own spires are even more pronounced on Switch, with the Wii U version’s towers blending together slightly.

This has definitely sold me even further on the Switch version as while I typically don’t put so much into graphics over gameplay, the experience of Breath of the Wild will certainly benefit from a greater visual sense. When I stand on mountaintops and take in the world around me, I want to be able to see as much as possible for the game to tempt me to its corners. Likewise with a much heavier story emphasis that presentation bump will definitely be felt in cutscenes and more dramatic shots throughout.

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Fast RMX http://nintendowire.com/blog/2017/01/15/fast-rmx/ http://nintendowire.com/blog/2017/01/15/fast-rmx/#respond Sun, 15 Jan 2017 05:03:27 +0000 http://nintendowire.com/?p=41202 The post Fast RMX appeared first on Nintendo Wire.

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Shin Megami Tensei http://nintendowire.com/blog/2017/01/14/shin-megami-tensei/ http://nintendowire.com/blog/2017/01/14/shin-megami-tensei/#respond Sun, 15 Jan 2017 04:58:08 +0000 http://nintendowire.com/?p=41199 The post Shin Megami Tensei appeared first on Nintendo Wire.

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Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 http://nintendowire.com/blog/2017/01/14/dragon-ball-xenoverse-2/ http://nintendowire.com/blog/2017/01/14/dragon-ball-xenoverse-2/#respond Sun, 15 Jan 2017 04:50:06 +0000 http://nintendowire.com/?p=41196 The post Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 appeared first on Nintendo Wire.

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Skylanders Imaginators http://nintendowire.com/blog/2017/01/14/skylanders-imaginators/ http://nintendowire.com/blog/2017/01/14/skylanders-imaginators/#respond Sun, 15 Jan 2017 04:29:39 +0000 http://nintendowire.com/?p=41181 The post Skylanders Imaginators appeared first on Nintendo Wire.

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