Ninten-News 10-23-17 – 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 10-23-17 newsletter.

News:

Sony Music Entertainment Publisher Bringing Game to Switch

Sony publishing label Unties, which focuses on smaller Indie style games, will publish it’s first game on November 21st. Tiny Metal, an Advanced Wars-style tactics game will launch on PC, Playstation 4 and the Nintendo Switch. The game was showcased at this year’s PAX West Indie Megabooth. Here’s a look at the PAX West 2017 trailer:

Nintendo Reportedly More Open to Adding Mature Games to the Switch

During a Wall Street Journal (paywall for full article) Gal Gun 2 Chief Executive, Takuya Aizu, stated the surprise he had when the pitch for the game was welcomed by Nintendo. Another unnamed executive from Nintendo reportedly stated that Nintendo was ‘passive’ towards more mature content in the past. Apparently the Company has now changed gear and is more open to the idea of more mature content coming to their console. With titles like Doom (2016) coming in November and Wolfenstein II coming next year as some solid proof of the statements.

 

New Mario + Rabbids DLC is Here

Ubisoft out of nowhere announced and released a new DLC pack, called the Ultra Challenge Pack, this past Wednesday. As the player can expect the Ultra Challenge Pack, the DLC adds extra challenge maps to the Mario and Rabbids Xcom-esque game. The DLC also incorporated a co-op mode to the game that adds five maps that are exclusive to the co-op mode featuring Chain Chomps, Tornados, Boos and Pyroclasts. Check out the announcement trailer below:

Tencent Opens Pre-Registration for Arena of Valor

Arena of Valor is going to be the first MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) to hit the Nintendo Switch. Last week Tencent announced that pre-registration for their MOBA was open to the US and Canada. During the last Nintendo Direct, Arena of Valor was announced to have a Beta hitting the Switch this winter. By pre-registering for the Beta, players can get some sweet limited in game loot. Arena of Valor pre-registration can be found here.

 

Nintendo OS Version 4.0 is Here

Just a few days ago, Nintendo released their newest OS update with Version 4.0.0. The update gives players the ability to transfer their saved games and User Profiles to a new Switch system. Unfortunately it doesn’t allow for cloud saves so players will still lose all their data should they misplace their original console. The update also allows for video capture in select games for now. The games this feature is currently available for are Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, ARMS, and Splatoon 2. Video clips can only be thirty seconds long, but the album app on the console allows for editing and uploading to social media to show off all those crazy moments you had while gaming. The update also had a secret little surprise, in making wireless headphones usable with Switch, kind of. To use a wireless headset, the headset has to be a USB enabled one. The guys over at NintendoLife have a short instructional video showing how it works, check it out below:

Next Nintendo Direct Announced

This morning on the Official Nintendo of Japan twitter account, they announced an Animal Crossing focused Nintendo Direct hitting the internet on Wednesday October 25th. According to the Nintendo of Japan website, the Direct will focus on the company’s Animal Crossing Mobile App. The site also mentioned that there would be no talk about an Animal Crossing game coming to the Switch or the 3DS and no talk about any other mobile apps coming from them.

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The Image from the Nintendo of Japan’s Twitter announcing their upcoming Nintendo Direct with the date

Releases:

Nintendo Switch

Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon – October 24th

Just Dance 2018 – October 24th

The Mummy Demastered (Digital Only) – October 24th

Knight Terrors (Digital Only) – October 24th

Splasher (Digital Only) – October 26th

Violett (Digital Only) – October 26th

Zombie Gold Rush (Digital Only) – October 26th

Super Mario Odyssey – October 27th

 

Nintendo 3DS

Worcle Worlds (Digital Only) – October 26th

 

Check out all the Ninten-News from last week here. Also be sure to check out our other article about how Destiny 2 is Parent-Friendly 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.