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Metroid: Samus Returns for Nintendo 3DS Pre-Release Thread

13 June 2017 - 10:08 AM



Metroid: Samus Returns has been announced for Nintendo 3DS. A re-imaging of Metroid II: Return of Samus, it's a 2D-ish Metroid game that takes its design ideas from the past Metroid Prime games, as well as Other M. Despite what Plant said, it doesn't appear to have Fed Force in its lineage. :P



Also announced were new amiibo, including a squishy-fun Metroid one that we all need:






Kotaku has a good writeup about some gameplay details that I won't repeat here. Plenty of info can be found elsewhere, too.



A special edition that includes a soundtrack has also been announced.



Metroid: Samus Returns is scheduled to release on September 15, 2017. It's a glorious time to be alive! Share your hype here!


Metroid Prime 4 for Nintendo Switch Pre-Release Thread

13 June 2017 - 09:46 AM



Metroid Prime 4 has finally been announced for Nintendo Switch, after being absent entirely on Wii U. No other information has been released at this time, just that it's in development.


Here's Nintendo's official fact sheet, as slim as it is:




Start rejoicing now!

Hey! Pikmin for 3DS

13 April 2017 - 06:33 AM



Guess I'll start the soon-to-be-hot topic about Hey! Pikmin, which was announced for 3DS during yesterday's direct, releasing July 28th, 2017.


As for my take, I want to be excited about it, but after seeing what they did to Chibi Robo in Hey! Chibi ... er, Chibi Robo Zip Lash, I can't shake the feeling that turning Pikmin into a platformer is a bad idea. I guess we'll see how it turns out, maybe it's being done by a different developer that won't make clearing a world partly reliant on RNG to decide which area you're going to.


Of note, Hey! Pikmin doesn't support 3D on the 3DS. Does this mark a move away from the 3D gimmick that the 3DS was born for? Or is it just because they're using both screens to simulate one tall screen? Or does it foretell the coming of the apocalypse, wherein we all cry our lamentations?


Thoughts? Comments? Wise remarks?


19 January 2017 - 09:44 AM

No Arms thread yet? It's almost like nobody's actually interested in it.

Admittedly, I don't even know if I am, but Splatoon taught me to not count anything out when it comes to weird new IPs from Nintendo. I also wanna know what these people look like when they're not fighting. Do they attach normal arms, or are they all dangly all the time?




Here's the event trailer for historical reasons. Anyone have any thoughts on this one way or the other? I'd like to see this come with a set of JoyCons, since you need two full sets to play local 2-player (unless one person has a Pro Controller), but we all know that won't happen.




17 November 2016 - 07:40 AM

After 3 years of tears and hardship, Nintendo has given us another way to send 3D drawings and messages to our friends! Swapdoodle is available now for free!



Sounds like there's extra features you can pay for, but the app itself is free. Let us return to greatness, until some other Japanese businessmen lure underage girls to a hotel room with it.



Nintendo UK has posted a list of all the for-pay upgrades, and there's a lot of them. See them all here: http://www.nintendo....#Add_On_Content