News items tagged with nintendo

Nintendo Switch Already Hacked

Nintendo Switch Already Hacked

The Nintendo Switch has been available for less than two weeks and already it seems some gamers have found a way to hack into the con...

By Boston Blake on 13 March 2017
Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Unlock Link's Green Tunic

Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Unlock Link's Green Tunic

Although The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has introduced a number of major changes with destructible weapons, an open world la...

By Anthony Taormina on 13 March 2017
Zelda: Breath of the Wild - How to Get a House

Zelda: Breath of the Wild - How to Get a House

There is a ton to do in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but providing a lot of content is the hallmark of any great game. It...

By Curt Hutson on 12 March 2017
Nintendo Takes Aim at Fire Emblem Heroes Cheaters

Nintendo Takes Aim at Fire Emblem Heroes Cheaters

Nintendo has taken aim at Fire Emblem Heroes cheaters with a series of new countermeasures that fight back against players who use ex...

By Jasmine Henry on 07 March 2017
1-2-Switch Review

1-2-Switch Review

As one of the first-party launch games for the Nintendo Switch, 1-2-Switch has its high points but ultimately falls short of being anything but a mildly entertaining party game.

By Riley Little on 06 March 2017
Zelda: Breath of the Wild - How To Get Warm Clothes

Zelda: Breath of the Wild - How To Get Warm Clothes

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has launched to almost unanimous critical acclaim and Nintendo fans have been spending all we...

By Denny Connolly on 05 March 2017
Wii U vs Switch: How Does New Zelda Compare

Wii U vs Switch: How Does New Zelda Compare

Much like Twilight Princess before it, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a multi-platform, Nintendo specific release, in thi...

By Anthony Taormina on 05 March 2017
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Review

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Review

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild exceeds lofty expectations on the Nintendo Switch, cementing it as one of the best installments in the beloved series to-date.

By Riley Little on 04 March 2017
Pokemon GO Guide: What Gen 2 Pokemon Hatch from Eggs

Pokemon GO Guide: What Gen 2 Pokemon Hatch from Eggs

Trying to find out which Generation 2 Pokemon hatch from eggs in the recent Pokemon GO update? Look no further than this guide for the answers needed. With over 80 Johto region Pokemon maki...

By Rob Gordon on 18 February 2017
Sony Patented Device That Looks Like Nintendo Switch

Sony Patented Device That Looks Like Nintendo Switch

A new patent has been filed by Sony showing a handheld console that looks curiously similar in design to the Nintendo Switch coming in just a few weeks. The Nintendo Switch is just weeks aw...

By Weston Albert on 17 February 2017
10 Best Nintendo Launch Games Ever

10 Best Nintendo Launch Games Ever

With the launch of the innovative Nintendo Switch console right around the corner, Game Rant takes a look back at the best launch gam...

By Dalton Cooper on 15 February 2017
Pokemon GO Guide: Make Eevee Evolve to Umbreon & Espeon

Pokemon GO Guide: Make Eevee Evolve to Umbreon & Espeon

After figuring out the trick to get Flareon, Jolteon, or Vaporeon, it seems like Pokemon GO players have already learned how to evolv...

By Riley Little on 13 February 2017
How Breath of the Wild May Fit Into the Zelda Timeline

How Breath of the Wild May Fit Into the Zelda Timeline

The Legend of Zelda lore is an intricate web of alternate timelines, and the upcoming Breath of the Wild introduces new mysteries ab...

By Weston Albert on 09 February 2017
Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World Review

Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World Review

Nintendo’s port of Yoshi’s Woolly World for the Nintendo 3DS delivers a cutesy platformer made portable, successfully bringing the dinosaur’s adorable pet pooch into the fold. It’s nothing...

By Riley Little on 07 February 2017
Dragon Quest 8: Journey of the Cursed King Review

Dragon Quest 8: Journey of the Cursed King Review

Square Enix and Nintendo team up to release Dragon Quest 8: Journey of the Cursed King outside of Japan, providing gamers with a wonderful JRPG to take with them on the go. As one of the mo...

By Riley Little on 31 January 2017
Hands-On: Nintendo Switch Is Some Intriguing Tech

Hands-On: Nintendo Switch Is Some Intriguing Tech

Cautious optimism takes center stage as one Game Rant editor goes hands-on with the brand new portable and home gaming console hybrid, the Nintendo Switch. There’s always something special...

By Riley Little on 31 January 2017
1-2-Switch Hands-On Preview

1-2-Switch Hands-On Preview

Game Rant goes hands-on with a few of the party minigames from 1-2-Switch, one of the upcoming launch titles for the Nintendo Switch console. As the launch of the Nintendo Switch draws ever...

By John Jacques on 28 January 2017
Nintendo Switch Online Service Will Be a Balancing Act

Nintendo Switch Online Service Will Be a Balancing Act

With Nintendo offering a paid-for online service with the release of the Switch, we look at what the company needs to do to be able to offer up a competitive service for users. With the Nin...

By Rob Gordon on 21 January 2017
Nintendo Switch: 10 Games We Want to See Revealed

Nintendo Switch: 10 Games We Want to See Revealed

With the special January 12th Nintendo Switch event right around the corner, we name 10 games we would like to see Nintendo reveal, including Metroid and Super Mario. While the Nintendo Swi...

By Dalton Cooper on 02 January 2017
Nintendo Switch: Fans Haven't Seen Everything Yet

Nintendo Switch: Fans Haven't Seen Everything Yet

Nintendo confirms that the company hasn’t “shown everything” to fans just yet, and we go over an in-depth look at what is known about the Nintendo Switch. It goes without saying that it’s b...

By John Jacques on 23 October 2016
Nintendo Switch is a Single Screen Console

Nintendo Switch is a Single Screen Console

Nintendo confirms that the Nintendo Switch is a solo screen experience, marking a significant difference between it and its predecessor, the Nintendo Wii U. Nintendo premiered the Nintendo...

By John Jacques on 22 October 2016
Xbox Boss 'Impressed' By Nintendo Switch

Xbox Boss 'Impressed' By Nintendo Switch

The head of Microsoft’s Xbox division, Phil Spencer, reacts to today’s official Nintendo Switch announcement, declaring to be ‘impressed’ by the reveal. As is to be expected following today...

By Kyle Sledge on 21 October 2016
Nintendo Switch Will Support Amiibo Figures

Nintendo Switch Will Support Amiibo Figures

Nintendo confirms that the Nintendo Switch console features Amiibo support for any Switch titles that support the popular line of toys-to-life figurines. Shortly after announcing that the n...

By John Jacques on 20 October 2016
Paper Mario: Color Splash Review

Paper Mario: Color Splash Review

Paper Mario: Color Splash is the best looking installment in the series, offering the most immersive world to-date. Still, its battle system suffers in a misguided bid to innovate. One of...

By Riley Little on 20 October 2016
Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits Review

Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits Review

The arrival of Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits provides fans with a familiar experience that changes very, very little when compared to the first iteration of the series. Initially billed as t...

By Riley Little on 15 October 2016
10 Biggest Video Game Hoaxes

10 Biggest Video Game Hoaxes

Game Rant takes a look back at the biggest hoaxes in video game history, from mysterious characters and hidden game modes through to fabricated new consoles and devices. With all of the com...

By Rob Gordon on 03 October 2016
Ubisoft: 'NX Will Put Nintendo Back In The Race'

Ubisoft: 'NX Will Put Nintendo Back In The Race'

During a shareholder meeting, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot says that the Nintendo NX will get Nintendo “back in the race” following the poor sales of the Wii U. Ever since it was released in...

By Jasmine Henry on 30 September 2016
South Korean Krispy Kreme Introduces Pokemon Doughnuts

South Korean Krispy Kreme Introduces Pokemon Doughnuts

Twenty years later, the Pokemon craze is still going strong, as the South Korean chain of Krispy Kreme shops introduces Pokemon-themed doughnuts to its menu. Here’s a fun game: ask die-hard...

By Cody Gravelle on 29 September 2016
Dragon Quest 7: Fragments of the Forgotten Past Review

Dragon Quest 7: Fragments of the Forgotten Past Review

Dragon Quest 7: Fragments of the Forgotten Past is an engaging remake of a well-liked classic that brings some much needed paint and portability to the overly long game. In 2016, gamers ha...

By Riley Little on 23 September 2016
Pokemon GO Patch Brings Back Capture Map

Pokemon GO Patch Brings Back Capture Map

New Pokemon GO update in the works, Niantic claims that update will bring back the Capture Location feature, as well as fix issues with Pokemon GO Plus. Niantic released Pokemon GO Plus a w...

By Fred Harvey on 23 September 2016
10 Video Game Rivalries Fiercer Than Trump and Clinton

10 Video Game Rivalries Fiercer Than Trump and Clinton

People all over the world are following the fierce political rivalry between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, but these 10 video game rivalries are even fiercer. Every four years in the Un...

By Dalton Cooper on 23 September 2016
Pokemon Uranium is Officially Dead

Pokemon Uranium is Officially Dead

The developers of the fan-made Pokemon Uranium game announce that it will no longer be receiving new updates and its online services will be shut down. The decade-long saga of Pokemon Urani...

By Dalton Cooper on 21 September 2016
6 Gaming Splits Bigger Than Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie

6 Gaming Splits Bigger Than Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie

Breakups aren’t reserved for couples, celebrity or not, with plenty of blockbuster splits in the gaming industry making massive headlines and leaving their mark on the medium. Despite what...

By Riley Little on 18 September 2016
New Sonic Games Coming in 2017

New Sonic Games Coming in 2017

SEGA reveals a pair of new Sonic games at San Diego Comic-Con, with both of the titles set to arrive in 2017 – and one confirmed for release on the Nintendo NX. Although Sonic the Hedgehog...

By Rob Gordon on 28 July 2016
D.I.C.E. Awards Winners

D.I.C.E. Awards Winners

Fantasy dominates the 18th D.I.C.E. Awards, with ‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’ and ‘Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor’ taking home a treasure trove of prizes.

By Rob Gordon on 11 November 2014
Rayman Legends

Rayman Legends

Two new demos, ‘Rayman Legends’ and ‘Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed,’ have been added to the Wii U eShop. Each is restricted to a limited number of uses, and Nintendo explains why.

By Jeff Schille on 03 April 2013
The Best of E3 2012: Nominations

The Best of E3 2012: Nominations

E3 2012 is over and we’ve gathered to reflect on the best of what was presented this year. Here are the nominees for Game Rant’s E3 2012 Awards!

By Rob Keyes on 17 November 2012
‘Journey,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ & ‘Far Cry 3’ Lead D.I.C.E. Awards Nominations

‘Journey,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ & ‘Far Cry 3’ Lead D.I.C.E. Awards Nominations

‘Journey,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘Far Cry 3,’ and ‘Halo 4’ headline the nominees for the 2013 D.I.C.E. Awards. Check out the full list of nominations right here!

By Jeff Schille on 17 November 2012
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Wii U’s ‘LEGO City,’ ‘Monster Hunter 3’ and ‘Need for Speed Most Wanted’ now have release dates, as does ‘Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon’ for 3DS. Unfortunately, other Wii U launch window games have been...

By Jeff Schille on 17 November 2012
Spike 2011 Video Game Awards Nominees & Hall of Fame Inductee

Spike 2011 Video Game Awards Nominees & Hall of Fame Inductee

The full list of nominees for the 2011 Spike Video Game Awards have been announced with a special “Hall of Fame” award being introduced given to ‘The Legend of Zelda’ franchise.

By Tyler Schirado on 27 September 2011
Game Rant Video Game Awards: Nominations

Game Rant Video Game Awards: Nominations

The wave of major new video game releases has finally settled as 2011 winds down and we prepare to celebrate the new year. But before we look forward to an even bigger year of gaming in...

By Rob Keyes on 21 September 2011
Fire Emblem Fates Censored Again

Fire Emblem Fates Censored Again

Nintendo confirms that the “petting” mechanic in Fire Emblem Fates is being completely removed from all versions of the game releasing outside of Japan. Nintendo’s upcoming Fire Emblem Fates, the hig...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Rumor: Mother 3 Coming to Wii U

Rumor: Mother 3 Coming to Wii U

Rumors suggest Nintendo plans to release the English language version of Mother 3 on the Wii U’s Virtual Console in celebration of the game’s 10th anniversary. When quirky little SNES RPG Earthbound...

By Evan Hopkins on 30 November -1
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Review

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Review

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam is just as wacky and enjoyable as any other past iteration of the series, but it fails to change things up in a meaningful way for longtime fans. At this point, the belo...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Pokken Tournament: New Trailer Tells Fans to Get Ready

Pokken Tournament: New Trailer Tells Fans to Get Ready

The Pokemon Company releases a brand new trailer in preparation for the release of Pokken Tournament, showing off some of the playable Pokemon in the process. 2016 is looking to be an exciting year f...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Pokken Tournament: No DLC Planned For Pokemon Fighter

Pokken Tournament: No DLC Planned For Pokemon Fighter

Nintendo issues a statement in Japan confirming that there currently aren’t any plans to release downloadable content for its upcoming Pokemon fighter, Pokken Tournament. As one of the more anticipat...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest Review

Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest Review

There’s little doubt that Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest delivers on every front that it promised fans, serving up an interesting narrative and tough-as-nails gameplay. Being bad has never felt so good,...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
New Pokemon Themed Nintendo Direct Announced

New Pokemon Themed Nintendo Direct Announced

Nintendo announces a special and mysterious Pokemon-themed Nintendo Direct, promising big news, that will take place this Friday, February 26th, at 7:00am Pacific time. It’s hard to believe, but Nint...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Weekly Video Game News Roundup: March 23rd

Weekly Video Game News Roundup: March 23rd

This week is packed with some frustrating news, which isn’t good for my anger issues, but it’ll hardly be noticeable… hopefully. In this week’s roundup we learn that Shenmue HD has been completed f...

By Curt Hutson on 30 November -1
Drew Barrymore to Host Pokemon Anniversary Celebration

Drew Barrymore to Host Pokemon Anniversary Celebration

A news release reveals that Drew Barrymore will be hosting a Pokemon Afternoon Soiree to celebrate the game’s anniversary and to show off a new line of Pokemon fashion. In honor of Pokemon‘s 20th ann...

By Sarah Fields on 30 November -1
Top 20 Games to Watch

Top 20 Games to Watch

The toughest and yet most fun part of looking into the future of video games, is trying to pick which games are your most anticipated. It’s especially difficult nowadays with an average of 1.5 majo...

By Rob Keyes on 30 November -1
World of Speed

World of Speed

Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s time to play catch-up on a few key games and announcements as we delve into the second month of 2014 and inch closer to the release of some of our most anticipated gam...

By Rob Keyes on 30 November -1
Pokemon Sun and Moon Announced for Nintendo 3DS

Pokemon Sun and Moon Announced for Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo finally pulls the curtain off of the next core iterations of the Pocket Monster franchise, Pokemon Sun and Moon, showing off just a glimpse of the titles. At this point, gamers would be forg...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Shigeru Miyamoto's Favorite Movie of 2015 Was Star Wars

Shigeru Miyamoto's Favorite Movie of 2015 Was Star Wars

Shigeru Miyamoto, famed creator of some of Nintendo’s greatest game franchises, says his favorite movie of last year was the newest Star Wars film, The Force Awakens. Shigeru Miyamoto is talking a lo...

By Weston Albert on 30 November -1
6 Things We'd Like to See in Pokemon Sun and Moon

6 Things We'd Like to See in Pokemon Sun and Moon

As we wait for the release of the recently announced Pokemon Sun and Moon, Game Rant takes a look at what features we’d like to see in the upcoming titles. Despite the excitement of Pokemon Sun and M...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 30 November -1
Nintendo NX Predictions

Nintendo NX Predictions

Nintendo isn’t ready to reveal any secrets about the NX just yet, but that won’t stop us from predicting the console’s features, launch lineup, and gimmicks. Although many months have passed since Ni...

By Denny Connolly on 30 November -1
Pokemon Yellow Version Review

Pokemon Yellow Version Review

One editor dusts off his Game Boy to play through and review Pokemon Yellow. Does the game still hold up after all of this time or is it better left nostalgically in the past? Nostalgia is a rather f...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Review

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Review

Nintendo’s latest high-definition port is arriving in the form of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, but is it worth checking out or better left on its original consoles? There’s no question...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Sign Up for the Pokemon Go Field Test Right Here

Sign Up for the Pokemon Go Field Test Right Here

Fans of The Pokemon Company’s and Niantic Lab’s forthcoming augmented reality game Pokemon GO can now sign up for its field test in the United States. After assuring fans about a month ago that it wo...

By Kyle Sledge on 30 November -1
Disney Art Academy Review

Disney Art Academy Review

The latest Art Academy title arrives, throwing in the ability to draw iconic Disney characters. It’s a solid and soothing way to kill time, but is a little basic in its delivery. I’ll open thi...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
More Pokemon Sun & Moon Details Coming Next Month

More Pokemon Sun & Moon Details Coming Next Month

The Pokemon Company officially announces the intention to reveal more information for its forthcoming Nintendo 3DS titles, Pokemon Sun and Moon, next month. According to a tweet from The Pokemon Comp...

By Kyle Sledge on 30 November -1
Brand New Pokemon From Sun and Moon Leaked

Brand New Pokemon From Sun and Moon Leaked

Japanese gaming publication CoroCoro releases a trailer for Pokemon Sun and Moon featuring a little bit of new footage, and it contains a brand new never before seen monster. At this point, it’s no s...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Is New Legend of Zelda a Series Reboot?

Is New Legend of Zelda a Series Reboot?

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild looks like an entirely different game from its predecessors. One writer suggests it should be treated as such. While it seems like an absurd, high-risk approa...

By Cody Gravelle on 30 November -1
Xbox Boss Gives Props to New Zelda, Nintendo NX

Xbox Boss Gives Props to New Zelda, Nintendo NX

The head of Microsoft’s Xbox division, Phil Spencer, gives praise to Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and the company’s forthcoming NX console. As many gaming fans will likely agree...

By Kyle Sledge on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO: Here Are the Region-Specific Pokemon

Pokemon GO: Here Are the Region-Specific Pokemon

Reports suggest that a number of Pokemon in Pokemon GO are specific to different regions of the world. Read on to find out where to catch these elusive monsters. Although all 151 of the original ge...

By Rob Gordon on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO Player Catches Every Pokemon in America

Pokemon GO Player Catches Every Pokemon in America

Pokemon GO has only been out in the US for a couple of weeks, but one enthusiastic Pokemon trainer has already caught every available creature in their region. From pushing Nintendo’s market value...

By Alexander Pan on 30 November -1
Teens Cross US-Canada Border Playing Pokemon GO

Teens Cross US-Canada Border Playing Pokemon GO

United States Border Patrol agents pick up a pair of Canadian teenagers who had inadvertently entered the United States illegally while playing Pokemon GO. Although Pokemon GO already warns users t...

By Rob Gordon on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO Banned in Iran

Pokemon GO Banned in Iran

The Iranian government decides to ban its people from playing the popular augmented reality mobile game Pokemon GO, citing security concerns as the reason. Since its release last month, Pokemo...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO Causes Surge in Battery Pack Sales

Pokemon GO Causes Surge in Battery Pack Sales

Pokemon GO impacts the economy again, this time causing the sales of external battery packs for mobile devices to increase dramatically in just two weeks. While far from every Pokemon GO play...

By Sarah Fields on 30 November -1
MMA Fighter Rolls Pokeball At Defeated Opponent

MMA Fighter Rolls Pokeball At Defeated Opponent

MMA fighter Michael Page just took the Pokemon GO craze to new heights as after knocking out Evangelista Santos, he pulls out a Pokeball and rolls it towards his downed opponent. From Pokemon...

By Alexander Pan on 30 November -1
Craziest Pokemon GO Stories of the Week

Craziest Pokemon GO Stories of the Week

Pokemon GO players all over the world have had many crazy stories to share since the game’s launch, and we have collected the craziest Pokemon GO stories so far. Mobile gaming sensation Pokem...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO Dev Will Reverse Some Bans

Pokemon GO Dev Will Reverse Some Bans

Pokemon GO developer Niantic reveals that some banned players who used third-party apps to view Pokemon spawning areas will have their access to the game restored. Many gamers were shocked to...

By Sarah Fields on 30 November -1
New Nintendo 3DS XL Galaxy Model Releasing This Week

New Nintendo 3DS XL Galaxy Model Releasing This Week

Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime reveals the Galaxy Style New Nintendo 3DS XL, which features the image of a lavender galaxy on the replaceable plate. In addition to multiple ver...

By Sarah Fields on 30 November -1
Pokemon GO Has Been Downloaded Over 500 Million Times

Pokemon GO Has Been Downloaded Over 500 Million Times

Shortly after announcing Pokemon GO for the Apple Smart Watch, Niantic reveals impressive statistics about the success of the popular mobile game so far. While developer Niantic is working on n...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1