Neo Geo Pocket Color Selection Compilation Release Announced for Switch

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Neo Geo Pocket Color Selection Compilation Release Announced for Switch

Following on the heels of the recent release of SNK vs. Capcom: Match of the Millennium, SNK has announced that it’s compiling all six of its Neo Geo Pocket Color Switch (NGPC) ports into the Neo Geo Pocket Color Selection. This collection will include Samurai Showdown! 2, SNK Gals’ Fighters, King of Fighters R-2, Fatal Fury: First Contact, The Last Blade: Beyond the Destiny, and SNK vs. Capcom: Match of the Millennium.

SNK is proud to announce that a compilation release (including SvC: MotM, in collaboration with Capcom) will be coming to Nintendo Switch!

Please stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks!#NeoGeoPocketColor #SNK #CAPCOM #NintendoSwitch

The Legend of Zelda 35th Anniversary Retrospective (2004-2009)

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The Legend of Zelda 35th Anniversary Retrospective (2004-2009)

Welcome to part three of our retrospective on the Legend of Zelda series! For this installment, we’ll be delving deeper into another toon-heavy period of the franchise, along with a couple of other surprises! This part of the 2000s was an interesting time for Zelda, as it was comprised of equal parts experimentation and familiarity. Though the series didn’t make as strong of an impact on the history of the video game industry during this stretch, Zelda remained a force to be reckoned with in terms of quality, and laid the foundation for future installments!

Turok 2 Getting Online Multiplayer On Switch

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Turok 2 Getting Online Multiplayer On Switch

In case you were unaware, both Nintendo 64 classics Turok and Turok 2: Seeds of Evil were both ported to Nintendo Switch back in 2019. The studio behind these ports was Nightdive Studios. Despite going on two years since its launch, Nightdive isn’t quite done tinkering with Turok 2 if this tweet is anything to go off of:

Greetings Dinosaur Hunters
A patch for Turok 2 on the Nintendo Switch is set to release on the 25th:

– Online multiplayer!
– Re-enabled German audio localization
– Support for gyro for some third-party controllers such as the Hori Splitpad in handheld mode
– Stability

Available Now: Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update Brings Mario Items

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Available Now: Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update Brings Mario Items

Have you missed the Nintendo themed items from Animal Crossing: New Leaf? For those who are new to the Animal Crossing series, in the previous game, tokens gained from walking while carrying your 3DS could be exchanged for random Nintendo items like Mario coins, the Triforce, or Nintendogs. On February 25, update 1.8.0 will launch, with the sale of these items beginning on March 1. The update itself is actually live right now for those who want to download it!

Downloading the update will reward the player with Mario wallpaper. Players can order items such as mushrooms, blocks, outfits, and usable warp pipes. The warp pipes are actually functional, with players able to transport themselves anywhere across their island by placing and using them. Other than purchasing Mario items, it is still unknown at this time if there will be any Mario-themed events or activities added to the game.

Source: Nintendo Direct Broadcast 02.17.21

Mr. Sakurai Presents “Pyra/Mythra” Coming Next Week

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Mr. Sakurai Presents “Pyra/Mythra” Coming Next Week

Next week, fans will get their first in depth look at the next Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC fighters Pyra and Myrthra. The combo fighter was introduced during the most recent Nintendo Direct broadcast and hails from Xenoblade Chronicles 2.  While Pyra and Mythra seem to be sword fighters, not much is known about their move sets beyond that.

Tune-in on 3/4 at 6am PT for an in-depth look at the new Super #SmashBrosUltimate DLC fighter, Pyra/Mythra, with Director Masahiro Sakurai. He will also reveal the fighter’s release date! pic.twitter.com/eSjrrgGqAk

— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 24, 2021

The Legend of Zelda 35th Anniversary Retrospective (2001-2004)

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The Legend of Zelda 35th Anniversary Retrospective (2001-2004)

Day two of our Zelda retrospective has arrived, with our focus now shifting from the series’ halcyon days to the beginning of its more toon-centric era. This period of time saw some important developments in the franchise—read on to find out what they were!

Analogue Fights Back Against Scalpers

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Analogue Fights Back Against Scalpers

Were you one of the hopeful consumers that tried to pre-order an Analogue Pocket back in August of 2020? Only to find that within moments that the handheld was, somehow, already sold out? Well, you definitely weren’t alone in being a victim to scalpers and bots the day that those pre-orders opened. Fans were outraged that the small number of units were snatched away by resellers, meaning anyone with a legitimate interest in simply being able to play classic Game Boy games on this nifty looking new device were going to be at the unscrupulous mercy of scalpers and their exorbitant prices. People weren’t pleased, to say the least, at the latest in a very irritating trend of consumers being victimized by predatory resellers.

Enter Analogue this week with the surprise and incredibly welcome announcement that it will be fighting back against these scalpers:

Announcement – 2021: Pocket, Bots, Scalpers, Limited Quantities vs Limited Editions and Customer Supporthttps://t.co/lb5FsMRUjU

Legend of Mana Remastered and Coming to Switch

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Legend of Mana Remastered and Coming to Switch

Legend of Mana, featuring remastered HD graphics, rearranged music, and other additional features will be coming to Nintendo Switch on June 24. The game focuses around finding the mystical Mana Tree seen only in a dream. As you progress through the epic, the choices you make impact the story and therefore create a unique experience for each player.

Legend of Mana is the fourth installment in the Mana franchise. Legend of Mana was originally released in 1999 on PlayStation.

Source: Nintendo Direct Broadcast 02.17.21

Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD-Themed Joy-Con Up For Pre-Order, Yet Have Already Sold Out

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Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD-Themed Joy-Con Up For Pre-Order, Yet Have Already Sold Out

In the Nintendo Direct last week, along with the announcement of Skyward Sword HD‘s arrival to Switch, a pair of limited edition Zelda Joy-Con were also revealed and set to become available the day of the game’s launch. Yet less than a week later, GameStop and Best Buy have already sold out of pre-orders.

Best Buy lists that more stock will be “coming soon”, but any other details are unknown. Hopefully fans make up the bulk of the pre-orders, but it is likely that scalpers are at it again. Scalpers are already making profits off the McDonald’s Pokemon cards from the series’ 35th anniversary.

Hopefully, Nintendo will both provide more of these special edition Zelda Joy-Con as well as create a system to protect against scalpers. However, based on history, this seems unlikely.

Nintendo Is Hiring Level Designers for Splatoon 3

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Nintendo Is Hiring Level Designers for Splatoon 3

According to a Tweet on the Nintendo of Japan Twitter page, the company is hiring a classified contracted level designer for Splatoon 3. The listing notes that is does not matter what kind of professional experience you have. For more information, check out Nintendo’s website.

[プロジェクト採用]「『スプラトゥーン3』のレベルデザイナー」(京都勤務)の募集要項を掲載しました。https://t.co/P63UNkxPbY pic.twitter.com/F038oKRf5l

— 任天堂株式会社 (@Nintendo) February 18, 2021