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New System Update 4.0.0 for the Nintendo Swit adds some features

Nintendo has released a new software update for the Nintendo Switch.

The new update adds the ability to transfer user profiles and save data between systems, video capture for select titles, and new user icons.

Here is the list of changes:

Added the following system functionality

  • Capture video on select games
    • To capture video, hold down the Capture Button during gameplay
    • Up to maximum of the previous 30 seconds will be saved in the Album. You can trim the beginning and end of each clip, and post to Facebook and Twitter.
    • As of October 18th, 2017, this feature is compatible with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, ARMS, and Splatoon 2
  • Select from 12 new Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild icons for your user
    • To edit your user icon, head to your My Page on the top left of the Home Menu > Profile
  • Transfer user and save data to another system
  • Pre-purchase option on Nintendo eShop
    • A pre-purchase option will be available for certain games. This option allows pre-load of the game to your system for quicker play when the game is released.
    • This feature will be supported by future game releases
  • News channel updates
    • The news feed has been updated with a new look.
    • Unfollowing a channel will remove that channel’s content from the news feed and following the channel again will make it reappear.
  • Match software version with a group of local users
    • To create a group, head to the software’s Options > Software Update > Match Version with Local Users
    • Everyone’s software will be updated to match the most recent version in the group
    • All users must be on system menu version 4.0.0 or later to view and join a group

General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience, including:

  • Changed the specification which hid wireless networks using TKIP security from the network search results. Wireless networks using TKIP security will now display in search results as a grayed-out selection instead of not being displayed
    • The Nintendo Switch console supports WEP, WPA-PSK(AES), and WPA2-PSK(AES). If your router is using a different security type (e.g. WPA-PSK(TKIP)), you will need to change this security type within your router’s settings.

You can check out a trailer of the Video Capture feature below.

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Pokken Tournament DX update will add online team battles and more

Nintendo has announced that they will be releasing an update for Pokken Tournament DX, that adds online team battles along with other new features.

Here is the list of new additions:

  • Online Team Battles – Team Battles will be available to play with friends online. Pick three Pokémon each and head into battle to enjoy heated fights with other players.
  • Official Groups in Group Match – Official groups from Pokkén Tournament DX will be open in the Group Match online battle mode. Coming soon after the update, there will be official Group Matches where players can battle to receive new special titles.
  • Record Pokemon Movements – In Practice Mode’s Free Training, a new function to record Pokemon movements in battle will be added. You’ll be able to control the opposing Pokemon and record its movements so you can play them back when you’re training to help improve your skills.
  • Enhanced Experience – Several other adjustments are in development which will help to improve gameplay.

More information about the update will be released on a later date on the Pokken Tournament DX official website .

Pokken Tournament DX is available now for Nintendo Switch.

ARMS 3.2 update teaser, New Map, Badge System, and …New Character?

Nintendo has released a teaser trailer showing off a new update for the fighting game “Arms” for Nintendo Switch.

In the teaser trailer players can get a glimpse of a new map, as well as a new achievements-based system, in which players will collect badges during online matches. Not much has been said about any of the new feature, but if you pay attention to the end of the trailer, Nintendo seems to be teasing a new character of some sort or even a new skin.

The update will be coming to Arms later this month for free.

You can catch the teaser trailer below.

The Nintendo World Championship 2017 Winner has been Crowned

October 8, 2017, the Nintendo World Championship 2017 was underway with 24 competitors making their way through the many Nintendo games presented to them for this amazing competition.

You can check out the details, along with photos and a recap of the live stream below (via Nintendo).


A champion has been crowned! After battling it out through multiple rounds, Thomas Gonda, 21, of Oakland, California, has earned the title of Nintendo World Championships 2017 winner. Gonda, a self-proclaimed lifelong runner-up, came out on top this time and received a beautiful trophy commemorating his incredible achievement.unnamed(1)

Hosted by gaming personality Andrea Rene, the Nintendo World Championships 2017 followed 24 competitors through a challenging gauntlet showcasing a wide array of Nintendo games. The competitors not only had to master games on recent systems like Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS, but also on games spanning many systems throughout Nintendo history, including NES, Game Boy Color, Nintendo 64 and Nintendo DS.

Sixteen of the competitors were the winners of their respective local qualifying rounds at Best Buy retail locations (eight from the 13-and-over group and eight who are 12 and under), while the other eight, including English actor Asa Butterfield, WWE Superstar Bayley and notable gamers from Germany, Mexico and Canada, were invited guests. Starting with a unique three-game opening stage including a shield-surfing challenge in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, over a series of rounds the 24 were whittled down to two finalists: Gonda and Nintendo World Championships 2015 winner John Numbers. At this point, the two final competitors participated in a three-part finale in Super Mario Odyssey. After a nail-biting and cap-throwing final round, Gonda emerged victorious.

“We congratulate Thomas Gonda on his victory tonight. Nintendo World Championships 2017 showcases the best competitive spirit and sportsmanship of the Nintendo fan community,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Whether players compete on a global stage or with friends and family members in the living room or on the go, Nintendo games always deliver fun times and big smiles.”

The Nintendo games played in the tournament included the following:

Stage
Game
Original System
Stage 1, Game 1
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Nintendo Switch
Stage 1, Game 2
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Wii U
Stage 1, Game 3
Metroid: Samus Returns
Nintendo 3DS
Underground Stage 1*
Balloon Fight
NES
Stage 2
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Wii U
Underground Stage 2
Bird & Beans
Nintendo DS
Stage 3
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Nintendo Switch
Underground Stage 3
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Wii
Stage 4
Splatoon 2
Nintendo Switch
Underground Stage 4
Tetris
Game Boy
Stage 5
ARMS
Nintendo Switch
Underground Stage 5
Mario Party 2
Nintendo 64
Finals, Game 1
Super Mario Maker
Wii U
Finals, Game 2
Super Mario Bros. Deluxe
Game Boy Color
Finals, Championship Game
Super Mario Odyssey
Nintendo Switch
* The Underground Stages were competitions between the contestants that failed to advance in the normal Stages. The winner of the Underground stages rejoined the main tournament in the Finals.

Mario Journeys Across the Country to Celebrate the Launch of Super Mario Odyssey

Nintendo has announced a Mario Odyssey tour, starting on October 10th. You can read all of the details below.

Mario is taking off on a cross-country tour to explore some wild and wonderful locations in our world. Mario’s real-life odyssey starts in Los Angeles at Universal CityWalk on Oct. 10 and ends in New York on Oct. 26, with many exciting stops in between.

Mario will travel in style in a custom trailer featuring Super Mario Odyssey artwork, including a giant inflatable Cappy! (Photo: Business Wire)

By visiting one of the many stops on his journey, fans will have the chance to meet the Mario costumed character, take photos with him and his amazing decked-out trailer, and get hands-on time with Super Mario Odyssey on Nintendo Switch.

For the first time, the costumed character will even include Cappy, Mario’s new companion in Super Mario Odyssey who enables him to capture various objects, animals and enemies. Cappy also gives Mario new moves like cap throw, cap jump and capture, which define this new adventure and provide a fresh take on the classic Super Mario formula.

Mario will travel in style in a custom trailer featuring Super Mario Odyssey artwork, including a giant inflatable Cappy! At the scheduled stops noted below, fans can visit the trailer, take the Nintendo Switch game for a spin and even snap a memorable photo with Mario and his trailer.

Super Mario Odyssey is all about travel, exploration and that feeling you get when you discover something new and exciting,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s President and COO. “Mario’s interactive journey in the real world is a great way for fans to get excited for the game’s launch by getting hands-on time, as well as following Mario as he explores and discovers locations all across the country.”

Mario will be making five major stops across the country that fans can visit, but he will also be making some stops to sightsee and take photos, just like any tourist … who also happens to regularly travel through giant warp pipes. Each of these special stops on Mario’s odyssey will look familiar to anyone who plays Super Mario Odyssey, as they are all inspired by Kingdoms in the game. When he visits big cities, for example, the Metro Kingdom might come to mind, while his stop at the beach will remind fans of the scenic Seaside Kingdom (sans Cheep Cheeps, of course). Photos from these locations will be posted on Nintendo’s Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr accounts, so make sure to follow along!

The Los Angeles kickoff event will be held at Universal CityWalk, with plenty of opportunities to play the game and take photos with Mario – the only celebrity in the city that knows how to triple jump. The final stop in New York will culminate with an event to celebrate the launch of Super Mario Odyssey. Taking place in Rockefeller Center, next to the Nintendo NY store, the event will feature game-play sampling and photos with Mario, as well as some additional surprises and guests. As Mario would say: “It’s-a the place to be!”

Mario, Cappy and the game are scheduled to visit the following locations, which are all open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

Kingdom Address Date/Time
Los Angeles Kingdom Universal CityWalk

100 Universal City Plaza

Universal City, CA 91608

Located at 5 Towers at Universal CityWalk.
Oct. 10

3:30-6 p.m.


Dallas Kingdom State Fair of Texas

3921 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Dallas, TX 75210

Located in Chevy Park Plaza (enter at gate 11), across from the Chevy Ride & Drive.
Oct. 18

10 a.m.-9 p.m.


Chicago Kingdom Navy Pier

600 E. Grand Ave.

Chicago, IL 60611

Located in Polk Bros Park, Navy Pier’s front gateway, between Illinois and Grand avenues.
Oct. 21

12-6 p.m.


Philadelphia Kingdom Philadelphia Museum of Art

2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Philadelphia, PA 19130

Located below the “Rocky Steps” of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Oct. 24

12-6 p.m.


New York Kingdom Rockefeller Center

10 Rockefeller Plaza

New York, NY 10020
Oct. 26

8-10 p.m.

In New York, the first 200 people in line will gain access to the event and be the first to purchase the game at midnight. (Sadly, no Goomba stacks will be admitted.) After that, the general public will be able to purchase the game at the Nintendo NY store.

Super Mario Odyssey launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch on Oct. 27. A bundle that comes with the Nintendo Switch system, a download code for the game, Mario-themed red Joy-Con controllers and a special carrying case will also hit stores on the same day at a suggested retail price of $379.99. For more information about Super Mario Odyssey.