As thousands (tens of thousands? Hundreds of thousands?) of people wake up this morning to find Nintendo Switches under their Christmas trees (Hanukkah bushes? Kwanzaa shrubs?), they are discovering that they can’t actually download any new games.
Australian streamer Mark “Werster” McKenzie received a temporary ban from Twitch last week, because the service said the Pokémon game he was playing was “unauthorised pre-release content”. Even though he’d bought the game from Nintendo’s own store.
Released on Nintendo Switch on July 28, the mostly harmless Infinite Minigolf was pulled from the console’s online shop on August 10 due to an unexpected change to its ESRB rating. Zen Studios says the change was due to a poster on the wall in the game’s “Giant House” level. I’m pretty sure we’ve figured out which…
Just in time for tomorrow’s first Breath of the Wild DLC release, eBay’s taking 10% off this $50 Nintendo eShop gift card.
Oh hey, Pokémon Gold and Silver are coming to the 3DS eShop on September 22nd, same day as the Switch version of Pokken. Like other Virtual Console versions of Pokémon, you will be able to battle and trade wirelessly.
Reminder! The Nintendo DSi Shop ends on March 31. In Japan, there’s a program to move unused DSi points to the Nintendo eShop or even convert them to a cash refund. The Japanese program starts April 3 and ends September 29. No word yet for Nintendo’s plans in the West.
Tonight, many of you will be making an important choice when you pick up the re-release of Pokémon Red and Blue on 3DS: Charmander, Bulbasaur, or Squirtle?
Arriving on the Wii U eShop on December 10, Fast Racing Neo is a futuristic hovercar racer everyone is comparing to F-Zero, because everyone wants a new F-Zero. It’s not quite that, but it scratches the same itch.
You’re probably familiar with this image, the infamous “trollface” that’s circulated the Internet for years. Someone drew the original trollface, and it’s 24-year-old Carlos Ramirez.
Nintendo 64 and DS games are coming to the Wii U! This includes classics like Super Mario 64 and Yoshi’s Island DS, both of which are releasing tonight on the eShop.
The Pokémon Trading Card Game for the Game Boy Color is making its way to the 3DS eShop... in Europe. The game will arrive on Thursday, and will cost €5. We've contacted Nintendo to ask when (or if) the game will come to the US eShop, and will update you should they reply. (via Kotaku UK, image from GameFAQs)
There's a new Bomberman clone on the Wii U's eShop called Bombing Bastards. I'm still giggling that Nintendo, of all companies, is cool with a game being sold on its store with a name like that.
Nintendo's eShop is back online for all systems following repairs to many online services that had failed over Christmas. Nintendo gave the all-clear moments ago.
Troubled by connectivity issues since Christmas Day's influx of new console owners, Nintendo's eShop for the Wii U and 3DS is in dire need of maintenance, so it's coming down at 4 PM Eastern for a 12-hour repair session.
Chibi-Robo Photo Finder, which released in Japan in July, will come to the North American Nintendo eShop on Jan. 9, Nintendo said this morning. A free demo will be available on the store on the same day.