All Posts by Ben Lamoreux

Nintendo has been almost exclusively focused on making video games for years now, but we could soon see the company expanding its beloved IP into other spaces. Legendary developer Shigeru Miyamoto revealed back in 2015 that Nintendo wants to make movies using their popular characters, and there's no Nintendo character with more brand recognition than Mario himself. Could the hero of the Mushroom Kingdom be making a return to film decades after the infamous Super Mario Bros. movie? Hit the jump for the details!

It's been a great year for Zelda thanks to the monumental success of Breath of the Wild, and there's more content on the way in the form of a DLC pack next month. As great as Link's latest adventure in Hyrule was, there are still plenty of longtime fans itching for another classic, top-down entry in the franchise. Nintendo hasn't announced anything on this front for Switch, but thankfully Ittle Dew 2 launches today. Hit the jump to see why Zelda fans should be excited for this indie gem!

It's a great day to be a Nintendo Switch owner, as a myriad of popular indie titles just launched on the hybrid console. Games like Stardew Valley and Oxenfree are sure to draw attention, but if you're still riding the wave of excitement from 3DS release Metroid: Samus Returns, then Axiom Verge is the game you'll want to check out first. Hit the jump for more!

During Microsoft's E3 press conference last month, we got a good look at an intriguing new game called The Darwin Project. The upcoming battle royal (which will be integrated with Microsoft's new streaming service, Mixer) is headed to Xbox One and Windows at a later date, but it's currently available to a select few players as a closed alpha. Hit the jump to learn how you can be one of them!

This year's E3 saw the reveal of an exciting new game for fans of the Dragon Ball franchise. Dragon Ball FighterZ is an action-packed 2.5D fighter with beautiful visuals practically lifted straight out of the anime. This dream come true calling itself a game is headed to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC sometime in 2018, but what about Nintendo Switch owners?

We're just over four months away from E3, one of the biggest and most important video game conventions of the year, and things are going to be a little different this time around. E3 is typically only open to members of the industry (developers, publishers, journalists, and so on), but each year a select few members of the general public are allowed in through various contests. This year, however, the The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) will be opening up the floodgates and letting in a much larger number of fans.

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Pokémon Sun and Moon launched late last year to generally positive reviews and record-breaking sales, but that's not to say they're flawless experiences. Dated hardware and a few questionable design choices kept the twin games from being truly outstanding in my book, which is why I was thrilled when Eurogamer reported that a new and improved version of the seventh generation games is in the works for Nintendo Switch. Click below to check out five ways Pokémon Sun and Moon can be even better on Nintendo's next console!

In just over one month, Nintendo will release their next console into the wild. After Wii U struggled to gain momentum and sold just 13.56 million units worldwide (the lowest ever for a major Nintendo console), Nintendo is hoping to rebound and capture a much larger portion of the market with Nintendo Switch. Analysts have predicted that Switch could sell 40 million units by the end of 2020 (which would be a pretty impressive turnaround for the company), but Nintendo is setting their sights even higher. Click below to read on!

For well over a decade, China banned the sale of all outside video games and consoles in the region, but this policy was finally repealed in 2015. Since then, Microsoft and Sony have each launched their respective consoles in China, but sales have been abysmally low. Nintendo never gave Wii U an official release in China, and they haven't announced any plans to bring Switch to the region, but they may be poised to enter the market another way. Hit the jump for the details!

Capcom is gearing up for a big revival of the Mega Man franchise, and that includes a new cartoon series from Ben 10 creators Man of Action Entertainment. The Blue Bomber's new design had a controversial reception last year, and that commotion was further fueled by some recently-discovered footage showing Mega Man in action. The clip was quickly removed after its discovery, and Dentsu Entertainment has issued some statements to fans in the aftermath. Hit the jump for more!

Capcom's long-running Resident Evil franchise has been drifting further and further away from its horror roots into action, but that trend came to a screeching halt today. Resident Evil VII: Biohazard is available now on PlayStation 4 (with full PlayStation VR support), Xbox One, and PC, bringing the focus back to survival-horror while immersing players in a first-person perspective. So how does this blend of old and new pan out? According to most reviews, it's a smash hit! Hit the jump for more.

The glory days of Rare-designed 3D platformers are long gone, but Playtonic Games is looking to revive them with Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee. The highly-anticipated debut from Playtonic launches on April 11th, and in addition to its main campaign, it has eight different multiplayer modes. If that's not enough, Playtonic has revealed that Yooka-Laylee will also have a co-op mode for the main campaign. Hit the jump for the details!

Over the holiday 2016 season, there was much hype for the NES Classic Edition—a plug and play miniature replica of the original NES, complete with 30 pre-loaded games. This retro console proved to be a smash hit with customers, and Nintendo was unfortunately unable to keep up with demand. If you were one of the unlucky souls who couldn't secure one last year, you have another chance, but you'll have to act fast. Hit the jump for the details!

Capcom hasn't shown the Blue Bomber much love in recent years, but that's set to change soon. Capcom is hoping to revive the popularity of the once-prominent franchise in time for its 30th anniversary, and that includes debuting an all-new Mega Man cartoon from the creators of Ben 10. Man of Action Entertainment unveiled Mega Man's new design last year, and thanks to a recently-discovered sizzle reel, we've now been given a brief first glimpse at how he'll look in action. Hit the jump to check it out!

During tonight's presentation, Nintendo gave us lots of new details about the upcoming Nintendo Switch console, including a breakdown of everything that's in the box when you buy it. Nintendo Switch will retail for $299.99 in the United States, and it includes the console, the dock, left and right Joy-Cons with a Joy-Con Grip to hold them, wrist straps, an HDMI cable, and an AC adapter. Hit the jump for more details!