Ninten-News 10-2-17 – Weekly Nintendo News and Releases

It’s been another exciting week in gaming and we’ve got your Nintendo related news right here in your weekly Ninten-News 10-2-17 newsletter.

News:

SNES Classic

This past Friday marked the launch of the SNES Classic edition with customers lining up outside their local retailers for the chance to get their hands on the newest Nintendo mini retro console. In case you missed out, here’s a list of the 21 games included on the system as well as our unboxing of the SNES Classic.

  • Contra III: The Alien Wars
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • Earthbound
  • Final Fantasy III (actually Final Fantasy IV in Japan)
  • F-Zero
  • Kirby Super Star
  • Kirby’s Dream Course
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Mega Man X
  • Secret of Mana
  • Star Fox
  • Star Fox 2 (Previously unreleased)
  • Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
  • Super Castlevania IV
  • Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
  • Super Mario World
  • Super Metroid
  • Super Punch-Out!
  • Yoshi’s Island

 

DOOM 2016 at 720p

The most recent Nintendo Direct announced some awesome Bethesda games coming to the Nintendo Switch within the next year. Doom (2016) was one of those games announced. While some may be surprised that the stellar fast-paced FPS game from 2016 could even run on the Switch itself, consumers may not be surprised that it wont be as pretty. It was announced this past week that DOOM would only be able to run at 30fps at 720p resolution. This isn’t surprising for the Nintendo Switch in handheld mode, but it turns out that this will also be the case for docked mode as well. If it helps the game run silky smooth on the Switch and makes DOOM portable, it’ll be worth it.

My Nintendo Gold Coins for Games

The time is finally here: When consumers can use their My Nintendo gold coins for full games rather then just discounts on games. There is still no news on Nintendo Switch rewards for the program, and the games available are indies, but here’s wishing for full Nintendo games eventually. Here are the four games you can pick up with those points you’ve been saving up:

  • Runner 2 (WiiU) – 90 Points
  • Art of Balance (WiiU) – 60 Points
  • Super Little Acorns 3D Turbo (3DS) – 60 Points
  • Zen Pinball 3D (3DS) – 50 Points

Fire Emblem Warriors DLC Announced

Last week, Nintendo announced the Season Pass and hinted at the themes of the three DLC for their upcoming Muso game, Fire Emblem Warriors. Fire Emblem Warriors launches on October 20th with the Season Pass alongside for $19.99 USD. All three DLC packs will be available for individual purchase if players don’t want to purchase the Season Pass. Here’s a quick run down of what to look for in the upcoming DLC:

  • Season Pass (Oct. 20th $19.99) – Includes all three future DLC packs. Each pack will feature new playable heroes and weapons from other games in the Fire Emblem franchise. Players who purchase the Season Pass will also receive a Bridal Costume for Lucina.
  • DLC Pack #1 (Dec. 2017 $8.99) – Content themed after the 3DS Fire Emblem Fates series.
  • DLC Pack #2 (Feb. 2018 $8.99) – Content themed after the DS remake of the first Fire Emblem game Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon.
  • DLC Pack #3 (March 2018 $8.99) Content themed the much loved Fire Emblem Awakening.

More details about what each DLC pack will be revealed in the future.

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Sneak Peek at Lucina’s Bridal Costume for Season Pass purchasers

 

Nintendo Creators Program Blocks Livestreaming

A few days ago, Nintendo updated their Nintendo Creators Program terms of service to no longer allow Livestreaming of their games on YouTube Gaming. There is a stipulation, however. If the YouTube Channel itself is registered to the Creators Program instead of individual videos, the channel is not allowed to monetize their streams. If the user only submits individual videos instead of registering the whole channel, they can still monetize their streams. This can be a hassle if users have a lot of Nintendo related content, as they would need to register each individual video instead of just registering their channel. Other Streaming platforms such as Mixer and Twitch are unaffected by this update.

Nintendo Shutting Down the Wii eShop

Nintendo announced that they’d be shutting down the Wii’s eShop on January 30th 2019. Consumers will still be able to purchase Wii Points until March 2018 and use those points until the eShop closes in 2019. Nintendo also explained that any games players have will be unavailable to re-download games after the shop closes down, so make sure to have all your games downloaded and transferred to your WiiU before January 30th 2019. You can find out more information about the Wii Shop closing here.

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Classic Wii eShop Logo

Releases

Nintendo Switch Releases

Battle Chasers: Nightwar – October 3rd

SUPERBEAT: XONIC – October 3rd

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime (Digital Only) – October 3rd

Axiom Verge – October 5th

Volgarr the Viking (Digital Only) – October 5th

Tumblestone (Digital Only) – October 5th

Ninja Shodown (Digital Only) – October 5th

Oxenfree (Digital Only) – October 6th

 

Nintendo 3DS Releases

Culdcept Revolt – October 3rd

Symphony of Eternity (Digital Only) – October 5th

Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy – October 6th

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions – October 6th

 

Be sure to check out all the Ninten-News from last week here. For more info regarding the Nintendo Direct where DOOM (2016) was announced, you can find our breakdown of the whole presentation here.

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Derek Sherman

Nerdy husband and father of two, Derek has been playing video games and reading comics since he was a wee lad. Derek is also the host of the Halftone Hero Podcast and long-time loyal Nintendo fan.