Splatoon 2 brings new weapons, stages and fashion to Nintendo Switch

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Splatoon 2 brings new weapons, stages and fashion to Nintendo Switch

When Splatoon announced that it's late July Splatfest would be its last online multiplayer event, there was a collective sigh from Miiverse. The multiplayer shooter dragged Nintendo into a competitive gaming space it had never competed in before -- it was fun, frantic and had a lot of personality. Thankfully, the franchise lives on. Today Nintendo announced that the Switch version of Splatoon isn't a remastered port, but a full sequel.

Arms brings shooter-esque boxing to the Nintendo Switch

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Arms brings shooter-esque boxing to the Nintendo Switch

Nintendo isn't wasting any time with original games for its new Switch console. During its launch livestream tonight, the company announced Arms, a new boxing game that also shares a lot with shooters. It relies on motion controls to attack enemies from a distance. In practice, it looks like you're punching with a bit of a delay, thanks to your freakishly long arms. In many ways, Arms looks like the successor to Wii Boxing that we've been waiting for. You can expect it sometime in spring.

Nintendo finally discovered capacitive touch screens

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Nintendo finally discovered capacitive touch screens

At Nintendo's Switch press conference today, the company revealed that its upcoming gaming console will have -- wait for it -- a capacitive touch screen. This is a pretty big move for Nintendo, which has traditionally gone with resistive touch displays -- the DS, the 3DS and the Wii U all had resistive touch screens. It's a small difference, perhaps, but it's a move that makes the Switch that much more enticing.

Nintendo Switch multiplayer won't be free

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Nintendo Switch multiplayer won't be free

There's a lot to love about Nintendo, but it's always been a generation behind the curve when it comes to online services. The Nintendo Wii was hampered by an awkward friend code system, and the Wii U's network services were weird, goofy and heavily monitored. With the Switch that all might change: Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima just announced Nintendo Online Services -- the company's latest attempt to figure out online multiplayer. Kimishima didn't reveal much about the service, but the in general the news is good: Nintendo Online Services sounds a lot like Sony and Microsoft's multiplayer services. The bad news? Just like those services, it'll cost you a monthly fee.

Nintendo Switch software won't be region locked

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Nintendo Switch software won't be region locked

Nintendo has always been aggressive with region locking, but that's changing with the Switch. That's right, the Switch will be able to play games from any territory. Meaning, importing games from Japan and playing them on your US-based console will be totally doable -- no need to buy a region-specific hardware for those anymore. Nor will you have to wait for a certain game to get translated to English. Hey, alright!

Quirky adventure game 'Night in the Woods' lands in February

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Quirky adventure game 'Night in the Woods' lands in February

Kickstarter success Night in the Woods has a new release date, after missing its previous mark of January 10th. The studio behind it, Infinite Fall, revealed today that the indie title will be ready for Linux, Mac, Windows and PlayStation 4 on February 21st. That's exciting for backers (and others) who have been waiting months to play this game, which focuses on the adventures of a cat as she drops out of college and returns to her hometown. Let's hope it is worth the wait.