Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Updated

Nintendo have updated Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order to Version 1.0.1 which adds support for online multiplayer, adds the DLC menu, adds support for bonus costumes when purchasing the Expansion Pass, fixes a bug where players couldn’t get enhance points, and fixes several issues to improve the gameplay experience.

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Nintendo Switch Online Games Live

Nintendo have updated Family Computer Nintendo Switch Online to Ver. 3.0.0 adding an SP version of Mighty Bomb Jack, along with Donkey Kong 3 and Wrecking Crew, and the new Rewind feature. Mighty Bomb Jack SP begins in the final room. Trailers for the original two games and the Rewind feature at this post with screenshots for all three titles added below…

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Nintendo Switch Online July Games

Nintendo have announced that the July games for the Nintendo Switch Online service will be Donkey Kong III and Wrecking Crew, with both games scheduled for release on 17 July. A Rewind feature will be available to use with the entire collection of Famicom – Nintendo Switch Online games, allowing you to easily rewind gameplay by pressing and holding ZL + ZR if you make a mistake or just want to retry a section of the game! Introduction videos added below…

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Tetris 99 DLC 2 Will Add New Offline Mode

The second paid DLC of TETRIS 99 will add a new mode that lets you play offline with your family and friends. Distribution will be by 31 December 2019. No further details are known at present. Thanks to Mark M.

Edit: the DLC adds a Mochiyori Battle mode where you can play a local match with up to 8 people, and a Share Battle mode that allows you to play Joy-Con separately.

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Tetris 99 × Splatoon 2 Event Announced

Nintendo have announced a Splatoon 2 Collaboration Festival event for TETRIS 99 for 96 hours from 12-16 July 2019 with Splatoon graphics in-game. Players who score 100 event points at the Maximus Cup (called “Grand Prix” in Europe and “Teto 1 Cup” in Japan will receive a Splatoon 2 collaboration theme! Buy the packaged version of the game here and use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off!

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Nintendo Consider Extending Nintendo Switch Online Service

When asked at the 79th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders earlier today, when we can expect content from more recent past consoles such as Nintendo 64 and GameCube, Nintendo say they are looking at extending the Nintendo Switch Online service

“At this place we cannot tell new information about future classic hardware among others, but we are thinking about providing an extension of the online service which is currently providing Famicom [NES] software, as well as other methods of providing them. We also recognise that there are opinions wanting to play past titles.”

Thanks to NStyles for the transcript and to BlackKite for the translation.

Nintendo Switch Online Games Live

Nintendo have updated Family Computer Nintendo Switch Online to Ver. 2.6.0 adding an SP version of TwinBee, along with City ConnectionDouble Dragon II: The Revenge, and Volleyball. TwinBee SP begins at Stage 6 at the highest difficulty. Trailers for the original three games at this post with screenshots for all four titles added below…

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Nintendo Switch Online June Games

Nintendo have announced that the June games for the Nintendo Switch Online service will be City ConnectionDouble Dragon II: The Revenge, and Volleyball, with all three scheduled for release on 12 June. Introduction video added below…

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Nintendo Switch Online Magazine Advert

Full page magazine advert for Nintendo Switch Online taken from the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu. Order physical copies of the magazine here and use the code JPNINTENDO for $3 off!

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Nintendo Switch Online Games Live

Nintendo have updated Family Computer Nintendo Switch Online to Ver. 2.5.0 adding an SP version of Star Soldier, along with Clu Clu Land, Donkey Kong JR., and VS. Excitebike. Star Soldier SP begins at Stage 8 with the Big Star Brain boss battle. Trailers for the original three games at this post with screenshots for all four titles added below…

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TETRIS 99 Adds Game Boy Theme And Offline Mode DLC

Nintendo have announced a Game Boy mode for the upcoming TETRIS 99 tournament, paid DLC with offline play, and more. The Game Boy theme will be in next weekend’s tournament on the game’s 35th Anniversary and can be permanently unlocked for 100 event points. ‘Customise’ has been added to today’s update allowing players to change the game’s theme.

Big Block DLC is also now available priced at ¥1,000/$9.99 and adds CPU Battle where you can play offline against 98 CPU players and Marathon which is an offline challenge mode where you must clear the most lines and score big. More DLC is also planned for the future. New screenshots added below…

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Nintendo Switch Online Games Confirmed

Japanese and English trailers for the next batch of Nintendo Switch Online games (Clu Clu Land, Donkey Kong JR., and VS. Excitebike) which are confirmed for worldwide release on 15 May 2019…

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Nintendo Switch Online May Games 

Nintendo have announced that the May games for the Nintendo Switch Online service will be Donkey Kong JR.VS. Excitebike, and Clu Clu Land. I’ll update this post once date and the Japanese line-up are confirmed. Thanks to MondoMega

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Nintendo Switch Online Subscriber Numbers

Nintendo Co., Ltd. President Shuntaro Furukawa reports that Nintendo Switch Online now has 9.8 million paid accounts (excluding free trial memberships) and that 2.8 million accounts have played TETRIS 99. Furukawa also says more titles are coming to Nintendo Switch Online to make it more attractive.

Thanks to David Gibson.

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Hatena Co-Developed Smash World

Hatena Co., Ltd., who previously co-developed SplatNet 2, Miiverse, Flipnote Hatena, and others, have revealed they co-devloped Smash World, which is a new device in the Nintendo Switch Online app where players can view shared videos and download stages created in Stage Builder to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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Kid Icarus SP Now Available

Nintendo have updated Family Computer Nintendo Switch Online to Ver. 2.4.0 adding an SP version of Kid Icarus, along with Punch Out!! (Punch Out!! featuring Mr. Dream), Super Mario Bros. 2 (Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels), and Star Soldier.

Hikari Shinwa: Palutena no Kagami Sanshu no Shinki Version (Kid Iacrus SP) sees you start the last stage with the Mirror Shield, the Arrow of Light, and the Wings of Pegasus. Trailers for the original three games at this post with screenshots for all four titles added below…

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