News items tagged with nintendo

‘Journey,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ & ‘Far Cry 3’ Lead D.I.C.E. Awards Nominations

‘Journey,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ & ‘Far Cry 3’ Lead D.I.C.E. Awards Nominations

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) has announced the nominees for the 16th annual Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain (D.I.C.E.) Awards. Leading the pack this year is thatgame...

By Jeff Schille on 22 June 2018
Doom Nintendo Switch Release Date Leaks

Doom Nintendo Switch Release Date Leaks

One of the surprise announcements from last week’s Nintendo Direct livestream was that DOOM would be coming to the Nintendo Switch. The first-person shooter’s publisher, Bethesda, confirmed that th...

By Jasmine Henry on 21 June 2018
Enter Game Rant's Nintendo Switch Holiday Giveaway

Enter Game Rant's Nintendo Switch Holiday Giveaway

Game Rant is back with another giveaway, and this contest is open to EVERYONE. For this contest we have an ultimate gamer giveaway that includes four Nintendo Switch games and an amiibo from The Le...

By Dalton Cooper on 21 June 2018
Stardew Valley is 2017's Most Downloaded Game on Switch

Stardew Valley is 2017's Most Downloaded Game on Switch

In a recent list published by Nintendo, Stardew Valley ranked as the most downloaded Switch title of 2017 globally. Nintendo released two lists, one that broke down the top 30 most downloaded title...

By Patrick Kirk on 21 June 2018
Stardew Valley Dated for Nintendo Switch

Stardew Valley Dated for Nintendo Switch

Last February, Nintendo announced that the popular farm simulation game Stardew Valley would be making its way to the Nintendo Switch, and now we know exactly when fans can get their hands on it. A...

By Dalton Cooper on 21 June 2018
Red Dead Redemption 2: Chances of Switch Port 'Poor'

Red Dead Redemption 2: Chances of Switch Port 'Poor'

Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter says that the chances of Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2 coming to the Nintendo Switch are “exceedingly poor.” When Red Dead Redemption 2 had its re...

By Jasmine Henry on 20 June 2018
Nintendo Switch: DOOM and Wolfenstein 2 En Route

Nintendo Switch: DOOM and Wolfenstein 2 En Route

Nintendo’s latest Direct presentation brought with it a number of nice surprises and updates on some of the most anticipated titles arriving for the console in the near future. While a large portio...

By Riley Little on 18 June 2018
Nintendo Pre-E3 2018 News and Rumor Roundup

Nintendo Pre-E3 2018 News and Rumor Roundup

The excitement surrounding the Nintendo Switch continues to be outrageous, but it’s nothing in comparison to the hype building for Nintendo’s E3 2018 presence. It’s the year of Super Smash Bros. an...

By Rory Young on 18 June 2018
Why Nintendo Switch is Succeeding Where Wii U Failed

Why Nintendo Switch is Succeeding Where Wii U Failed

Despite the massive success of the Wii, Nintendo was struggling to sell consumers on the Wii U, and that, combined with a slow start for the 3DS, saw it take financial losses for the first time in...

By Dalton Cooper on 17 June 2018
Doom Switch Release Date Confirmed in New Trailer

Doom Switch Release Date Confirmed in New Trailer

Last month’s Nintendo Direct broadcast brought some good news for gamers looking forward to a top-tier FPS to play on their Switch, as it was confirmed that Doom would be heading to the console bef...

By Brad Jones on 17 June 2018
Star Fox Zero Has A Touching Tribute To Satoru Iwata

Star Fox Zero Has A Touching Tribute To Satoru Iwata

Upcoming Wii U space shooter Star Fox Zero features an emotional send off message for fallen Nintendo CEO and beloved gaming personality Satoru Iwata. While many gaming CEO’s come and go, gamers ag...

By Evan Hopkins on 17 June 2018
Watch the Official Star Fox Zero Animated Short Here

Watch the Official Star Fox Zero Animated Short Here

Nintendo releases a brief anime based on Star Fox Zero, featuring all of the beloved animal pilots from the main game. It’s actually quite good and can be watched here. Fans have been waiting almos...

By Riley Little on 17 June 2018
E3 2018: Biggest Games Rumored for the Show

E3 2018: Biggest Games Rumored for the Show

There’s a reason why gamers look forward to E3 every year. Not only does the show give fans a chance to learn more about already-announced titles, but it’s also used by video game companies to shoc...

By Dalton Cooper on 17 June 2018
DOOM, Wolfenstein 2 Switch Dev Says 'Major' Port Coming

DOOM, Wolfenstein 2 Switch Dev Says 'Major' Port Coming

During a recent interview, the Development Director of Panic Button Games confirms that a new, “major” port will be announced soon.

By Michael Cottuli on 15 June 2018
Pokemon RPGs for Nintendo Switch Planned for 2019

Pokemon RPGs for Nintendo Switch Planned for 2019

Following the announcement of Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee, Nintendo has been working to clarify some confusion.  These Let’s Go games are not part of the main series of Poke...

By Rory Young on 15 June 2018
Our 25 Most Anticipated Games of 2012

Our 25 Most Anticipated Games of 2012

While we live for looking forward to what new games come out each year, we dread the overwhelming process of  picking only a select few to rank as our most anticipated. Starting with a lis...

By Rob Keyes on 15 June 2018
E3 2011 Awards: Winners

E3 2011 Awards: Winners

Leading up to E3, the Game Rant team put together lists for our most anticipated confirmed games E3 2011 and our most anticipated rumored games. Several of the rumored games did end up being show...

By Rob Keyes on 15 June 2018
Mario Kart Meets Rocket League in Amazing New Video

Mario Kart Meets Rocket League in Amazing New Video

One dedicated gamer puts together a stellar video showcasing what Super Mario Kart would look like if it was mashed together with the ever-popular Rocket League. As one of Nintendo’s most popular f...

By Riley Little on 14 June 2018
Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee Announced

Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee Announced

The Pokemon Company has officially announced Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee for the Nintendo Switch. Tuesday evening both games were announced in front of an excited crowd in...

By Rory Young on 13 June 2018
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Wins Big at DICE Awards 2018

Zelda: Breath of the Wild Wins Big at DICE Awards 2018

After losing its way with the Wii U, Nintendo has once again caught lightning in a bottle with its latest innovation in the Nintendo Switch. The console’s strong start was helped in many ways by th...

By Derek Nichols on 13 June 2018
Game Rant Video Game Awards: Nominations

Game Rant Video Game Awards: Nominations

The wave of major new video game releases has finally settled as 2011 winds down and we prepare to celebrate the new year. But before we look forward to an even bigger year of gaming in 20...

By Rob Keyes on 13 June 2018
Weekly Wrap-Up

Weekly Wrap-Up

Several major video games hit store shelves and download services this past week as we approach the beginnings of the exciting fall video game release season and along with a listing of these rev...

By Rob Keyes on 12 June 2018
PokeBall Plus Controller Announced

PokeBall Plus Controller Announced

It goes without saying that today has been a pretty eventful day for Nintendo and The Pokemon Company. After recent teases about big reveals, The Pokemon Company hosted a press conference announcin...

By Benjamin Lister on 31 May 2018
Pokemon Quest Announced for Mobile and Nintendo Switch

Pokemon Quest Announced for Mobile and Nintendo Switch

Pokemon fans have eagerly been awaiting an announcement for the next Pokemon games on Switch, which were recently confirmed to be Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee. While that news is suf...

By Joshua Duckworth on 31 May 2018
Nintendo Redesigning Joy-Con to Fix Connection Issue

Nintendo Redesigning Joy-Con to Fix Connection Issue

Despite the success and popularity of Nintendo’s latest system, shortly after release players started noticing connection issues with the Switch‘s left Joy-Con controller. Now, according to a new f...

By Sydney Olmstead on 31 May 2018
Nintendo's Next Mobile Game is a Brand New Franchise

Nintendo's Next Mobile Game is a Brand New Franchise

Nintendo has had mixed success in the mobile gaming space so far. It has released several games based on its existing properties including social game Miitomo; tactical, gacha-style game Fire Emble...

By Jasmine Henry on 31 May 2018
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Gets Help From Xenoblade Devs

Zelda: Breath of the Wild Gets Help From Xenoblade Devs

Series creator Shigeru Miyamoto sheds some light on just how big the development team is on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and who else is involved. Nintendo turned a lot of heads when th...

By Cody Gravelle on 26 May 2018
Zelda Creator Doesn't Know if Link Will Wear Green Garb

Zelda Creator Doesn't Know if Link Will Wear Green Garb

We sat down to chat with Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto about the possibility of seeing the iconic green tunic return in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. As one of the most iconic gaming ch...

By Riley Little on 26 May 2018
Xbox Boss Gives Props to New Zelda, Nintendo NX

Xbox Boss Gives Props to New Zelda, Nintendo NX

The head of Microsoft’s Xbox division, Phil Spencer, gives praise to Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and the company’s forthcoming NX console. As many gaming fans will likely ag...

By Kyle Sledge on 26 May 2018
New Legend of Zelda Will Need to Pass 2 Million Units Sold to Be Successful

New Legend of Zelda Will Need to Pass 2 Million Units Sold to Be Successful

During Nintendo’s recent shareholder meeting, Legend of Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto states that Breath of the Wild will need to pass 2 million units in sales to be successful. Many games were sh...

By Alexander Pan on 26 May 2018
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Temple of Time

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Temple of Time

Nintendo’s Facebook page uploads a small amount of footage from the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild featuring the iconic Temple of Time. While the Pokemon series has been the bigge...

By Cody Gravelle on 26 May 2018
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Rune Abilities

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Rune Abilities

In a new The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild gameplay video tweeted out by Nintendo, it appears that Link will have access to a number of new rune-based abilities. Ever since The Legend of Zel...

By Alexander Pan on 26 May 2018
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Video is All About Arrows

Zelda: Breath of the Wild Video is All About Arrows

Nintendo of America’s latest video for its forthcoming The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild covers the different types of arrows Link uses within the game. Following Nintendo of America’s recent...

By Kyle Sledge on 26 May 2018
Rumor Patrol: New Legend of Zelda Release Date Leaked?

Rumor Patrol: New Legend of Zelda Release Date Leaked?

The source code of Nintendo’s European websites has potentially leaked the release date of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild‘s amiibos and possibly the game itself. While news regarding The L...

By Cody Gravelle on 26 May 2018
Is New Legend of Zelda a Series Reboot?

Is New Legend of Zelda a Series Reboot?

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild looks like an entirely different game from its predecessors. One writer suggests it should be treated as such. While it seems like an absurd, high-risk app...

By Cody Gravelle on 25 May 2018
Pokemon GO: It's Time to Raise the Level Cap

Pokemon GO: It's Time to Raise the Level Cap

When Pokemon GO launched in the summer of 2016, it did so with a level cap of 40. Nearly two years later, the level cap in the popular mobile game remains the same, despite many updates that have d...

By Dalton Cooper on 24 May 2018
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Review

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Review

In any other year in recent memory, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 would have been pegged months ago as the measuring stick of Nintendo’s holiday success. Years of struggling in the console market had made...

By Cody Gravelle on 30 April 2018
Okamiden Character Videos Get Players Acquainted With the Colorful Cast

Okamiden Character Videos Get Players Acquainted With the Colorful Cast

Fans of the cult-classic PS2 and Wii hit, Okami, have been long awaiting the direct sequel, Okamiden. Nintendo and Capcom have decided to ease the anticipation of the game’s release by unveiling...

By Tyler Davis on 15 April 2018
Pokemon GO Dev Considering Item Trading, In-Game Chat

Pokemon GO Dev Considering Item Trading, In-Game Chat

Pokemon GO has a big update coming tomorrow that will add research quests to the popular mobile game. However, that’s not all the developers have in mind for future updates, according to a Redditor...

By Dalton Cooper on 15 April 2018
2015 Game Developers Choice Awards Nominations

2015 Game Developers Choice Awards Nominations

The Game Developers Conference has grown an incredible amount since its beginnings 27 years ago where 25 developers met in a living room. The trade show now hosts thousands of attendees, all sort...

By Rob Keyes on 09 April 2018
Pokemon GO: Allegedly Rare Pokemon Are Spawning More

Pokemon GO: Allegedly Rare Pokemon Are Spawning More

A bevy of reports from gamers the world over indicates that Pokemon GO has been on the receiving end of an overhaul that makes rare Pokemon spawn more frequently. As expected, it’s been a tough slo...

By Riley Little on 09 April 2018
Super Mario Maker For Nintendo 3DS Review

Super Mario Maker For Nintendo 3DS Review

Nintendo’s port of Super Mario Maker is a great distraction for those that missed out on the Wii U installment, but it is lacking when compared to the console iteration. Upon the announcement of Su...

By Riley Little on 09 April 2018
Pokemon GO: Rare Pokemon Are Allegedly Spawning More

Pokemon GO: Rare Pokemon Are Allegedly Spawning More

A bevy of reports from gamers the world over indicates that Pokemon GO has been on the receiving end of an overhaul that makes rare Pokemon spawn more frequently. As expected, it’s been a tough slo...

By Riley Little on 09 April 2018
Pokemon Sun and Moon: New Creatures Announced

Pokemon Sun and Moon: New Creatures Announced

The Pokemon Company unveils more new Pokemon for upcoming titles Pokemon Sun and Moon, but also announces that the Pokemon Bank feature will not be available at launch. With the release of Pokemon...

By Rob Gordon on 09 April 2018
Pokemon GO: Pokemon Gym Encounters Now Count As 'Seen'

Pokemon GO: Pokemon Gym Encounters Now Count As 'Seen'

Niantic quietly rolls out a Pokemon GO tweak, causing the Pokedex to record encounters with Pokemon in Gyms in addition to the existing wild Pokemon encounters. Although Niantic generally announces...

By Sarah Fields on 09 April 2018
Pokemon GO: Datamine Reveals No  Ditto Easter Egg Yet

Pokemon GO: Datamine Reveals No Ditto Easter Egg Yet

Pokemon GO fans dig deep into the game’s latest update, hunting for data indicating that the rare Pokemon Ditto can be unlocked, but find no evidence that’s the case. Pokemon GO re-imagines one of...

By Sarah Fields on 09 April 2018
Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing Mobile Games Delayed

Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing Mobile Games Delayed

Nintendo confirms that planned mobile games for both Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing have been delayed, due to the upcoming release of the recently announced Super Mario Run. It may have taken a wh...

By Rob Gordon on 09 April 2018
Pokemon GO: Where to Find Ghost-Type Pokemon

Pokemon GO: Where to Find Ghost-Type Pokemon

Pokemon GO‘s Special Research quest to discover and catch Mew is quite the challenge, requiring players to complete difficult tasks like catching a Ditto and evolving Magikarp into Gyarados. Anothe...

By Dalton Cooper on 09 April 2018
N64 Emulator Removed from Xbox Games Store

N64 Emulator Removed from Xbox Games Store

Just a few short days since it was discovered on the Xbox Games Store, the Nintendo 64 app has been pulled and users can no longer download the emulator. A Nintendo 64 emulator titled Win64e10 rece...

By Curt Hutson on 09 April 2018
Dragon Quest 7: Fragments of the Forgotten Past Review

Dragon Quest 7: Fragments of the Forgotten Past Review

Dragon Quest 7: Fragments of the Forgotten Past is an engaging remake of a well-liked classic that brings some much needed paint and portability to the overly long game. In 2016, gamers have becom...

By Riley Little on 09 April 2018
Study: Pokemon GO is Serious Distraction for Drivers

Study: Pokemon GO is Serious Distraction for Drivers

A new study published by JAMA Internal Medicine reveals shocking statistics about how many drivers are distracted because they’re playing Pokemon GO in the car. Unfortunately, there are many people...

By Dalton Cooper on 09 April 2018
Nintendo: Wii U and Amiibo Sales Dropping

Nintendo: Wii U and Amiibo Sales Dropping

In Nintendo’s latest financial earnings report, the company reveals that the Wii U continues to struggle in sales, but 3DS is enjoying a sales bump thanks to Pokemon GO. It’s no secret that the Wii...

By Dalton Cooper on 09 April 2018
Pokemon Sun & Moon Release First Mythical Pokemon

Pokemon Sun & Moon Release First Mythical Pokemon

North American audiences currently have the chance to capitalize on the official release of Pokemon Sun and Moon‘s first mythical creature from the games. It’s no secret that Nintendo’s Pokemon Sun...

By Kyle Sledge on 09 April 2018
6 Gaming Splits Bigger Than Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie

6 Gaming Splits Bigger Than Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie

Breakups aren’t reserved for couples, celebrity or not, with plenty of blockbuster splits in the gaming industry making massive headlines and leaving their mark on the medium. Despite what many may...

By Riley Little on 09 April 2018
Pokemon Sun and Moon: Which Starter Is Right For You?

Pokemon Sun and Moon: Which Starter Is Right For You?

Players are able to choose either Rowlet, Litten, or Popplio when they start their adventure in Sun and Moon, but which Pokemon makes the most sense for their team? It’s one of the toughest decisio...

By Riley Little on 09 April 2018
Super Mario Run Not Coming to Android This Year

Super Mario Run Not Coming to Android This Year

Super Mario Run has released on Android ahead of schedule. Nintendo’s popular mobile platformer was initially confirmed for a March 23 Android release date earlier this month, but the company has j...

By Jasmine Henry on 09 April 2018
Super Mario Run Will Be Partly Free to Play

Super Mario Run Will Be Partly Free to Play

During a financial briefing, Nintendo confirms that mobile game Super Mario Run will be partly free to play and that friends from Miitomo can be carried over. Announced as part of Nintendo’s plans...

By Jasmine Henry on 09 April 2018
Pokemon GO Player Beats Tier 1 Raid Bosses With Rattata

Pokemon GO Player Beats Tier 1 Raid Bosses With Rattata

While many Pokemon GO players may be attempting to battle and catch the latest additions to the mobile augmented reality game’s Raid Boss roster, Latios and Latias, one player has slightly diverged...

By Joshua Duckworth on 09 April 2018
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Videos Are About Good Eats

Zelda: Breath of the Wild Videos Are About Good Eats

Nintendo releases two brand new videos for its forthcoming action-adventure game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, with both focusing on Link’s ability to cook. Although Nintendo has yet to...

By Kyle Sledge on 09 April 2018
Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon Review

Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon Review

Hoping to change things up, Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon offer one of the most radical departures from the series’ longstanding formula. Fortunately, the gamble has paid off. If every facet of The...

By Riley Little on 09 April 2018
Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits Review

Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits Review

The arrival of Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits provides fans with a familiar experience that changes very, very little when compared to the first iteration of the series. Initially billed as the ‘Poke...

By Riley Little on 09 April 2018
Pokemon GO Images Show Mew in the Wild

Pokemon GO Images Show Mew in the Wild

Not too long ago, the development team at Niantic officially announced the Mew “Field Research” quest’s release date in the popular mobile augmented reality game, Pokemon GO, with fans around the g...

By Kyle Sledge on 09 April 2018
Super Mario Run Announced for iOS

Super Mario Run Announced for iOS

Shigeru Miyamoto announces that the Super Mario franchise is coming to iPhone during an Apple event, with the reveal of mobile platformer Super Mario Run. Even though Nintendo has been hesitant to...

By Rob Gordon on 09 April 2018
10 Biggest Video Game Hoaxes

10 Biggest Video Game Hoaxes

Game Rant takes a look back at the biggest hoaxes in video game history, from mysterious characters and hidden game modes through to fabricated new consoles and devices. With all of the complexitie...

By Rob Gordon on 09 April 2018
Star Fox Zero Made Me Feel Like I Was 6 Again

Star Fox Zero Made Me Feel Like I Was 6 Again

One editor goes hands-on with Star Fox Zero, and realizes that the game plays like a true extension of the classic Nintendo 64 iteration – opening a portal to 1997 in the process. I still remember...

By Riley Little on 09 April 2018
Mario Party: Star Rush Review

Mario Party: Star Rush Review

Mario Party: Star Rush does a lot to recreate the feeling of couch-based multiplayer and pioneers with a handful of new modes, but succumbs to its portable limitations in time. The original Mario...

By Riley Little on 09 April 2018
Pokemon GO Player Robbed During Livestream

Pokemon GO Player Robbed During Livestream

An unidentified assailant attacks Pokemon GO player and Twitch streamer Rickey Yaneza while the latter was livestreaming Pokemon GO gameplay in Central Park. Since Pokemon GO launched last July, th...

By Dalton Cooper on 01 April 2018
The Switch's Late Night Debut Reveals More About It

The Switch's Late Night Debut Reveals More About It

Gamers carefully analyze footage of Jimmy Fallon and Reggie Fils-Aime trying out the Nintendo Switch, and determine that the console is definitely worth the hype. The official reveal trailer for th...

By Sarah Fields on 30 March 2018
Stardew Valley is Coming to the Switch with Multiplayer

Stardew Valley is Coming to the Switch with Multiplayer

Nintendo confirms that last year’s sleeper hit Stardew Valley is headed to the Switch this summer, and it’s set to be the first version of the game to introduce multiplayer.

By Brad Jones on 19 June 2017
Miyamoto Teasing Something With Samurai Mario T-Shirt

Miyamoto Teasing Something With Samurai Mario T-Shirt

Shigeru Miyamoto teases fans with a T-shirt featuring Samurai Mario during his appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, causing speculation online. Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto, Reg...

By Jason Gallagher on 11 December 2016
Nintendo Offers $20,000 to Find 3DS Security Flaws

Nintendo Offers $20,000 to Find 3DS Security Flaws

In an attempt to curb piracy on the 3DS, Nintendo launches a program in which a $20,000 bounty will be offered to hackers who can find vulnerabilities in the console. One of the prevailing...

By Alexander Pan on 07 December 2016
Miyamoto: Star Fox Zero is Most Underrated Wii U Game

Miyamoto: Star Fox Zero is Most Underrated Wii U Game

In an E3 2016 interview with Game Informer, Shigeru Miyamoto and Bill Trinen name Star Fox Zero and Pikmin 3 as two underrated Wii U exclusive titles.

By Dalton Cooper on 17 June 2016
Star Fox Guard Announced, Bundled With Wii U Game

Star Fox Guard Announced, Bundled With Wii U Game

Nintendo announces a new Star Fox game called Star Fox Guard, which will also be bundled with the upcoming Wii U game Star Fox Zero when it is released this April.

By Weston Albert on 17 June 2016
Nintendo Tried to Make A Transforming Arwing Amiibo

Nintendo Tried to Make A Transforming Arwing Amiibo

Nintendo says the company tried to create an Arwing amiibo that would have launched with Star Fox Zero, but despite numerous tries they weren’t able to complete it.

By Weston Albert on 17 June 2016