The official Nintendo website has revealed that the Super Mario 3D World levels found in the original version of Captain Toad: Tressure Tracker have been replaced by levels of Super Mario Odyssey in the Nintendo 3DS and Switch versions.
GamesBeat has recently interviewed the senior director of corporate communications at Nintendo of America, Charlie Scibetta, to talk about their approach to E3. Scibetta has said that the Nintendo Direct has been very successful but they are also open to other forms of displaying their content, which would most likely mean live conferences, if needed.
GamesBeat: “Is there a reason you’re continuing the Directs online as opposed to in person?”
Scibetta: ”We decide each year what to show in the booth based on the content we have. We also do the same when it comes to what we do in the Nintendo Direct or a presentation. In the past, we’ve done presentations where we brought thousands of people together and demoed live on stage. With the last four or five years, we’ve done more of a video approach. It’s really whatever we think is the best way to bring those games to life.
We think that Nintendo Direct recently has been a nice way to do it because we’re able to package interviews and gameplay and fine-tune it, so its a nice tight presentation. It’s an efficient use of time. It’s a good way to bring these games to life in a video format. In the future, we might go back to a presentation. We might stick with video. We might do something completely different. But it’ll all be based on what we have to show that year.
North America’s next Splatfest has been announced. This time it is up to if you prefer orange juice with or without pulp. The Splatfest will start 22nd June at 9pm PT
”It’s time for a citric #Splatoon2 #Splatfest! Do you party with #TeamPulp or keep things smooth with #TeamNoPulp? Voting is now open, and we hope to Vitamin C you when the Splatfest starts 6/22 at 9pm PT!” @NintendoVS
Famitsu has reviewed Mario Tennis Aces and the upcoming Mario Tennis Aces game for the Nintendo Switch and received a 8, 8, 9 and 8 from each of the reviewers, totalling 33 out of 40. The game is looking to be be quite good and can’t wait to get our hands on it.
Nintendo has surprised us all by announcing that the expansion for Splatoon 2 will release Wednesday 13th June in the US and Thursday 14th June for the rest of the world. The expansion includes 80 different levels.
”The #Splatoon2: Octo Expaision will be available tomorrow evening! Help Agent 8 regain their memory as you explore the mysterious underground test facility & tackle 80 tricky single-player missions!” @NintendoAmerica
Yesterday was Nintendo’s E3 Direct, here is what was announced:
- Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Expansion Pass
- Super Mario Party
- Fire Emblem: Three Houses
- Over cooked! 2
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Earlier people had noticed that Best Buy’s listing for the Switch said about YouTube and Netflix. Well, unfortunately they have commented on Twitter saying that it was “an error on our part”.
”@BestBuy Nintendo Switch doesn’t have Netflix and YouTube. Is that an error or…” @DylanMinori
”This is indeed an error on our part and we apologise for any inconveniences. While it has been rumoured to be coming, we have no solid information on if and when.” @BestBuySupport
US store Best Buy has updated the description of the Nintendo Switch on their website. They have added Netflix and YouTube to it, alongside the already released hulu app.
Hopefully this gets officially revealed during the Nintendo E3 Direct today.