Showing posts with label Nintendo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nintendo. Show all posts

Thursday 8 February 2018

Nintendo's Next Big Mobile Game Will Be 'Mario Kart Tour'

Popular Kart Racer – Mario Kart Tour

Mario Kart Tour
An outbreak of Nintendo news had been announced recently among which was a Mario movie with the Despicable Me studio, the launch of online service of Nintendo and to summarize Miyamoto, the revelation that Nintendo’s is a `fun’ company and not a `games’ company.

However, the biggest news of all was the announcement of Nintendo which was their next huge mobile project - Mario Kart Tour. The game is presently under development and according to the company; the popular kart racer would be released in Android as well as iOS devices before March 2019.

This would be a first for the Mario Kart franchise on modern smartphones. Though Nintendo has not been sharing much besides a logo, there seems to be a lot from the disclosure and the time in the mobile spaces for Nintendo has been a hit or miss. Recently Miitomo their first experimental mobile had been shut down and Super Mario run excellently failed to convert interested player into playing players with its `one and one’ at a cost of $10.

However Fire Emblem Heroes in contrast had made $100M in its first year with its extremely profitable gacha model together with the Nintendo’s piece of huge $1 billion and Pok√©mon GO pie.

Nintendo Partnering with Illumination

The big question is where will Mario Kart Tour fall and how does Nintendo tend to monetize it? The company had announced that 14.86 million Switch consoles had been sold together with around half as many copies of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, a straight port of game which sold a further 8 million copies also on the Wii U.

Nintendo is said to have more mobile tiles in the pipeline. Initially the company had intended to release five smartphone games by 2017 though only Super Mario Run, Fire Emblem Heroes, Animal Crossing, Pocket Cam together with the ill-fated Miitomo social app had made it till now. The Wall Street Journal had reported last year that Nintendo had been operational on a Legend of Zelda mobile title.

Moreover, Nintendo had also made an announcement that it would be partnering with Illumination for a movie known as Mario. Illumination is well known for animated hit films like Despicable Me and Minions. Besides the title together with a release window, details pertaining to Mario Kart Tour mobile game have not been disclosed by Nintendo.

Additional Mobile Titles in Progress

Tweet of Nintendo reads thus `The chequered flag has been raised and the finish line is near. A new mobile application is now in development: Mario Kart Tour! #MarioKartTourReleasing in the fiscal year ending March 2019.’Now it is left to be seen and only time will tell what Mario Kart Tour achieves in maintaining its relative success of its smartphone siblings.

While the Nintendo Switch had sold around 15 million units from the time of its launch in March 2017, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe had sold around 7.33 million units. Nintendo could have additional mobile titles in progress. The company had observed that the smartphone linked revenue had been around JPY 29.1 billion, in its nine-month earnings report.

Friday 3 November 2017

Nintendo Switch Version 4.0 Update

Nintendo Switch Update:

Users keen on purchasing the Nintendo Switch would find this update useful. Recently the Version 4.0 of the operating system of the console had gone live and along with it included surplus of important new features, fan have been coming since the release of Nintendo.

1. Record Clips of Games

Earlier there was a possibility of capturing in-game screenshots though the latest update would permit users to record video clips from their experience. On holding the button beneath the directional pad of the Switch, the device is capable of capturing the last 30 seconds of the play in an editable video.

2. Transfer Data Between Consoles

If the user has been sharing a Nintendo Switch with someone and tends to have their own console, there is a possibility of transferring and save data to the new device. Nintendo explained that transferring user information and save data, enables one to move the user profile together with its associated save data as well as Nintendo eShop purchased from one Nintendo Switch console to another. Data can be moved one user at a time which means that one can pick and opt which user’s data one would prefer to move and which one needs to be retained on the source console. The overall procedure can be accomplished with 10 easy guidelines which have been provided at the site of Nintendo.

3. Pre-Order/Pre-Load Games

The waiting period for a video game to come out and over it the longer waiting period for it to load on to your system before one could get to play can be very daunting. Taking into consideration the frustration due to it, Nintendo has made it possible to prepay and pre-load games much ahead of its release. Take for instance the game of Super Mario odyssey. The game was scheduled for release on October 27 but if one intends purchasing it from the online eShop of Nintendo before its release it can be downloaded and ready to play the minute it tends to go on sale to the public.

4. Amazing New User Icons

Every user would desire the skill to further modify their profile and the latest update has been providing several more opportunities. Users now have the option of selecting from 12 new Super Mario odyssey as well as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild icons for their user profile. Though it is only a small change, additional options would always be welcome.

5. Provision for Wireless USB Headsets

Some of the Reddit users have observed that the update tends to come with a provision for USB devices though it might not be a feature which has not been listed on the official list of alterations. All that one needs to do is to just plug the dongle of the device in the Switch dock and one would observe a new volume slider which will only function when the console is docked. There is a possibility of utilising the feature when the Switch is handheld by plugging the receiver in a USB-C adaptor.

Monday 6 March 2017

Why the Nintendo Switch Game Cartridges Taste Revolting

Nintendo is working towards bringing its latest consoles to millions of users across the world with Switch. But there is a one quirky advice for all the players which is ‘do not lick the games’. It might seem awkward but game cartridges come with an unsettling which is designed to ensure that no player indulges in ingesting or licking it. Some of the reviewers of the Nintendo Switch have stated that the taste of new console’s game cartridges tastes extremely revolting. Nintendo has laced it games cartridges for Switch with the denatonium benzoate which is known as the most disgusting chemical in the world.

Why Nintendo is using this chemical? 

It was later revealed that Nintendo has made use of denatonium benzoate intentionally in a bid to stop children from eating or swallowing the game cartridges. It should be noted that the denatonium is widely used in the antifreeze as well as rat poison which stops human from consuming it. Sometimes it is even applied to the nails of children to thwart them from biting it persistently.

One of the Nintendo spokesperson has released a statement wherein it was revealed that the company has done this in order to avoid the possibility of accidental ingestion. This will ensure that kids will stay from eating the game cartridges and still the card should be kept away from the young children. Secondly the denatonium benzoate is a bittering agent which is non toxic in nature so there is nothing to be worried about.

What makes Nintendo Switch unique? 

The upcoming Nintendo Switch will be nothing like the rival consoles such as the PS4 and XboxOne because it will make use of small game cartridges instead of the discs. This will be Nintendo’s first home console in 20 years which will support game cartridge. Cartridge will be simply the size of postage thereby raising the caution of being swallowed by the children. Nintendo decision to make use of bittering agent on the game cartridge was designed to prevent this act but it has not stopped adult from licking it and spewing venom about it on the social media.

The reason why Nintendo has opted for game cartridge instead of the game discs which had become a norm in the modern gaming society is pretty simple. Nintendo is light weight and small and owing to its size opting for the game cartridge is a sensible choice. Nintendo Switch has the ability to switch between a ‘handheld gaming consoles’ to a ‘TV mode console’ with pretty ease. On Nintendo Switch games will lad relatively faster which isn’t the case with the disc based consoles which has a painfully lengthy install times.

Nintendo is gearing up to launch the Switch console on Friday at a price point of £279. So far reviews have been favorable and it has been appreciated for its innovative design and detachable controllers which makes game play experience refreshing and entertaining in every manner.

Thursday 22 December 2016

Nintendo Switch VR headset Shows Up in Patent

Nintendo Switch
Nintendo is known for guarding its secrets when it comes to building new gaming devices. However in recent past the leaks of patents, images and commercial launch documents or slides have become a common place. This trend has finally touched Nintendo when a patent illustration made its way into the website where it showcased that the console handheld screen will come with a slot to insert VR headset. This means that users will be able to use the detachable hand controller for playing at the same time. Nintendo Switch is one of the most awaited gaming console which is expected to launch in March next year. The effort by Nintendo to introduce support for VR comes right after PlayStation released VR console with support for a wide range of titles.

Details on leaked patents

Nintendo filed for the VR and other patents for Switch console in June this year but it was made public just a week ago on the NeoGAF forum. VR capability is a major reveal from the patents but it also offers insight into the handheld portion and possibility of touch screen on Switch console. Patent explicitly states that the touch panel will enable the device to sense the position, pressure and other characteristics of the user’s touch during gaming. It should be understood all the features being listed in the patent documents doesn’t always makes its way into the final product but a large number of it does come into the play literally in March.

Features of Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch can easily connect to a TV when it is mounted on its special dock. When removed from the dock Nintendo Switch acts as a portable gaming device which allows users to play on the go. Switch Controller doesn’t get much improvement from its predecessors. But when users remove the side components from it then it acts as two independent Joy-Con controllers.

Nintendo set to make Switch a major hit

Nintendo is trying to enhance the appeal and popularity for Switch consoles by planning to offer great opportunities to pubic to try their hand on it before its launch. Nintendo has already released a commercial video in October which offered the first look of the device.

This video showcased the shape-shifting ability of the console which offers players the ability to switch from indulging in hardcore gaming at home to portable gaming. The transition from being connected with the TV and becoming a portable handheld gaming device is extremely swift and easy. Thirdly the removable ‘Joy-Con’ controllers bundled with Switch are a great addition which allows users to play both single and multiplayer gaming.

Nintendo is hopeful of making big leaps in the console by launching its much awaited Switch in March. Switch system will pave way for enhanced multiplayer gaming wherein a large number of users can set up face-to-face competition by simply their Switch devices. In short Nintendo Switch is expected a heightened level of playing freedom to the users than ever before.

Tuesday 30 September 2014

Nintendo Surprises Yet Again With Hyrule Warriors

Hyrule Warriors
On Sept. 26 a comparatively different game "Nintendo's Hyrule Warriors" will be available in North America which was originally released in Japan.

With help from two external studios like Team Ninja, & Omega Force developers and creators of Dead or Alive series and Ninja Gaiden & Dynasty Warriors respectively, Nintendo brought about a game a lot like The Legend of Zelda, however the game play is a different level all together. Unlike traditional puzzle-solving and exploration elements, Hyrule Warriors pushes its players into hack-and-slash action.

This change in game concept can lead to Nintendo's fortune change as it involves the signature character completing levels through exploration rather than brute force. Their current approach of developing games with a similar pattern did not work well and on business aspect too even Mario was unable to generate revenue. Hero Link is called upon once again to draw his sword to save the realm, however this time to try something different. The game starts Just like Zelda game where the hero is called upon to stop new evil, however Link goes for action and stick as other heroes of the land of Hyrule fight stronger opponents and threats.

Though unsure if the brute force approach will be embraced by gamers, there has been a mixed review since some of the gamers felt it repetitive and underdeveloped story. Wanda Meloni, senior analyst at M2 Research addressed the TechNewsWorld. That Hyrule warrior is a mix of both The Legend of Zelda and Dynasty Warriors games. Inview of trying to create a unique game for the Wii U, Nintendo is losing on their Zelda fans. She also added that Zelda being one of Nintendo's strong brands they have plans for changes in order to keep gamers on the Nintendo platforms.

Even though the storytelling it is not fully revolutionary, other gamers felt different as it is new break from the ordinary. Susan Schreiner, analyst for C4 Trends, commented to TechNewsWorld that the game was impressive and may grab gamers due to Link's direct approach. She said that since its a mix of Nintendo's two strong franchises and the game being more interactive with expanded adventure they are expecting a good response from the gamers. There are a few free downloads at the game launch wherein there will be access to new modes, weapons and alternate in-game costumes for Link and Zelda.

Through Nintendo, company wants to show that they can contribute in different branches through their different characters. The company doesn't want to depend on only one character at a time and neither the company's revenue is linked with just one title. Hyrule Warriors is among one of the numerous releases aimed to draw attention towards Wii U.

According to Schreiner, Nintendo has a lot of stuff lined up for release this quarter of year and also around the holiday season. Through this title the company is aiming to give a good reason for the game players to stick with their long time favorite. The end question remains if the game will able to draw enough players and if it has got the potential if is showcasing through Hyrule Warriors.

Friday 30 August 2013

Nintendo 2DS is nothing but 3DS without 3D

Nintendo comes with a new, cheaper version of the Nintendo 3DS that is the 2DS. This is technically almost the same as the 3DS, but has no 3D screen. In addition, the device is now a solid and not foldable, as was the case so far with all DS models. In this 2DS you can play all DS games and 3DS games, but the latter without 3D effects. Nintendo hopes that the low price many consumers will persuade a 2DS to purchase during the upcoming holidays. To keep the price as low as possible the 2DS comes equipped with a big screen instead of two separate monitors. However, by the housing around and across the screen seem still it is of two separate monitors. How the Nintendo 2DS will be prices in Europe is not yet decided. But in the United States the price $ 129, that is $ 40 less than the 3DS. The new console is available in the colors red and blue from October.

Tuesday 1 May 2012

Nintendo: an update for the 3DS

The 3DS will enjoy an update of its firmware. The deployment of this update is scheduled to begin April 25.

It was during a video intervention on the Nintendo website that the owner of the Europe division, Satoru Shibata, announced the news. The new firmware adds several features, including creating folders. Now, players can more easily categorize applications is modeled on the model of Apple iOS. Can hold up to 60 applications on file.

Thursday 27 October 2011


Hello friends! Hope you all doing good :) Now, I am going to share you all my idea about Nintendo. Just envisage that you are the chief video game console company! Everybody in the business is promoting just about the similar - a console including the mainframe together with a two-handed game manager. If you are some months following the publish of your main competitor as well as your earlier console is out of date, what will you do to stand out? A way to form a buzz would be to completely nosh-up the sum of processor as well as the graphics armaments.