Splatoon 2 gets new maps, gear, hairstyles, music, modes, and more

Revealed in an energetic trailer, Nintendo showed off a wide range of new features coming to Splatoon 2 very soon. There are stages, modes, and even a few quality-of-life changes that the game strongly needed. The majority of it will have arrived by this weekend! Over the next few weeks four new stages will be … Continue reading

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ESL to Host Online Splatoon 2 Tournaments for UK/Ireland, with Prizes, Twice a Week

Competitive gaming organisation ESL will be hosting two tournaments a week for Splatoon 2, starting on Wednesday 8th November, and continuing every Wednesday and Saturday until Christmas. These are exclusively for players from the UK and Ireland. Currently, all scheduled Wednesday tournaments will take place at 7pm, with Saturday tournaments starting at 1pm. Teams are … Continue reading

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Expansive DLC Revealed For Xenoblade Chronicles 2 In Today’s Nintendo Direct

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - Nintendo Direct

In a brand new Nintendo Direct today Nintendo revealed more details about Xenoblade Chronicles 2; launching on Nintendo Switch on 1st December 2017. Highlights include expansive DLC, a day-one download which will allow the option for Japanese audio, as well as free DLC coming to Breath of the Wild on 9th November. You can catch … Continue reading

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Arc System Works’ BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Confirmed To Be Coming To Nintendo Switch

I’ve waited a fair amount of time to finally be able to excitedly talk about fighting games here on Nintendo Scene, but there hasn’t been anything prominent (or fairly priced) enough for me to want to cover it. This changed over the weekend with Arc System Works releasing a new trailer for their crossover fighting … Continue reading

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NS Review – FIFA 18 (Switch)

Realistic sports games are hardly a niche genre. The FIFA and Madden NFL series share at least 200 million sales between them. However, when it comes to Nintendo consoles, the idea of ‘niche’ makes more sense. For one reason or another – and particularly in more recent years – the genre hasn’t made an impact … Continue reading

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NS Review – Metroid: Samus Returns (3DS)

There aren’t many games with a title more apropos than Samus Returns. After a long absence since the polarising Metroid: Other M and a controversial spin-off game last year, the future of Samus Aran had been in serious doubt. At E3 this year, all doubt was thrown out the window as two Metroid titles were announced. The first … Continue reading

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Layton’s Mystery Journey gets a concrete release date for Nintendo 3DS

On July 20th, Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy was released for both iOS and Android, and was greeted with a mostly positive critical response. As the series started out life on the Nintendo DS, Nintendo loyalists desperately wanted to know when the game would be heading to the 3DS family of systems – … Continue reading

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Splatfests will now Feature an Exclusive Stage

This weekend marks the first post-release Splatfest on Splatoon 2, and the first in which players can keep their rewards. Super Sea Snails, which are used to enhance gear, will be available as prizes this time. In a surprising announcement, it seems there will be a new stage introduced for the Splatfest… and only for … Continue reading

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SNES Classic Mini Announced and Set for September Release!

As of 5pm BST today, Nintendo have announced that they are following up the hugely popular (and worryingly understocked) NES Mini with the SNES Classic Mini on 29th September. Much alike its predecessor, this little console (which fits pretty much into the palm of your hand) will plug into your TV and run 21 different … Continue reading

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E3 Week 2017 – NintenRave II – Nintendo and the eSports Scene

Welcome back to #NSE3Week, and how about another NintenRave? For those that aren’t aware, my Raves are articles in which I discuss something that Nintendo has done that pleases me or I’m impressed by. So, on this occasion (with around five days until Nintendo’s showing at E3) I want to shine a spotlight on something … Continue reading

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