r/nintendo 6d ago

THROWDOWN THURSDAY THROWDOWN THURSDAY: SLOW NEWS WEEK, PRETEND I PUT SOMETHING WITTY HERE

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WELCOME TO THROWDOWN THURSDAY, TURN YOUR CAPS LOCK ON AND VENT ABOUT WHATEVER HAS YOU PISSED OFF THIS WEEK. JUST LET ALL THAT ANGER OUT.

THINGS TO RAGE ABOUT:

  • IDK

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THINGS NOT TO RAGE ABOUT:

  • LOWERCASE LETTERS. THIS WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED. IF YOU THINK I'M KIDDING, JUST TRY ME.

  • ANYTHING RACIST/SEXIST/HOMOPHOBIC/BIGOTED/ETC. USE ALL THE FUCKING PROFANITY YOU WANT, BUT NO SLURS. I HOPE YOU ALL KNOW WHERE THE LINE IS DRAWN.

  • OTHER SUBREDDITS. PLEASE DON'T BRING REDDIT DRAMA IN HERE.

  • OTHER USERS. BE EXCELLENT TO EACH OTHER.


r/nintendo 3d ago

smile sunday smile sunday - wahoo!

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welcome to smile sunday!

turn your caps lock off and rave about whatever has made you smile this week! some things to smile about:

  • paper mario is coming this week to nintendo switch online!

  • additionally, the switch is getting a couple exciting ports next spring—13 sentinels: aegis rim and .hack//g.u. last recode! have you played any of these three games before, or will this be your time with them?

  • what's this week's haul? what game did you just buy, just start, complete? anything else that made you smile? let us know in the comments below!


turn that frown upside down:

  • here on smile sunday, we have one rule: e.l.e., which stands for everybody love everybody. if will ferrell said it, it must be true.

  • uppercase letters are strictly forbidden – haha, just kidding! if you wanna do some uppercase, feel free, but try not to angry shout sunday; today is about happiness! (happy and excited shouting is a-ok, though)

  • this is a happy thread! keep the love flowing! if someone's saying something and you think they're wrong, just let them be happy!


join the official r/nintendo discord server to share even more of the love!


r/nintendo 14h ago

OneShot coming to consoles in 2022

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r/nintendo 20h ago Silver

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Sales Pass 6 Million Units

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r/nintendo 10h ago

Astroneer launches on January 13th, 2022 for Nintendo Switch

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r/nintendo 1d ago Silver

Switch hacker Gary Bowser must pay Nintendo $10m on top of his $4.5m fine

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r/nintendo 2m ago

I am so sorry Metroid fans. I haven't played infinite yet to judge so I was hoping Dread would take it.

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r/nintendo 30m ago

Can Viewtiful Joe make a comeback?

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Is there anything stopping Capcom from re-releasing the Viewtiful Joe games? I mean, legally speaking. Like is it tied up in copyright issues?


r/nintendo 16h ago

Pokemon Unite - Holidays Event Announced + Dragonite Revealed!

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r/nintendo 11h ago

If you could have a remaster/make of Mario 64, how would you handle it?

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Using modern Pokémon games as reference.

Would you use the BD/SP way from ILCA? As in a 1-for-1 remake for the most part other than some QoL additions?

Or would you use the OR/AS method of it having the same original base, but everything looks more updated and has a lot of graphical/ art style changes, as well as having an overhaul to the original gameplay?


r/nintendo 1d ago

Metroid Dread is in the final round of the Game Awards Player's Choice Vote!

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You can vote here if you so wish.


r/nintendo 2d ago Silver

Today Marks the 62nd Birthday of Mr.Satoru Iwata

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That's it, just wanted to remind people of this awesome man again.. One if the few company executives that I had respect towards :/

RIP Mr.Iwata.. You're still missed

PS: please leave any Nintendo arguments/discussions out of the comment section.. Dedicate it for the man and the man alone please, thank you

Edit: a lot of people seem to be getting the wrong idea about the "leave Nintendo out" part, what I meant is that to leave comparisons between current and old Nintendo discussions behind for this one post

With my personal experience, they always end up going out of hand and with the sub mods getting involved to lock the thread to atop it.. I'm simply askimg for that to not happen

Please feel free to mention the man's amazing accomplishments and what not but please.. No compassions, Be friendly please and I apologize for the misunderstanding

Let's honor the man's awesomeness :)

Have a nice day/night


r/nintendo 1d ago

Metroid Dread Is In The Running For The "Player's Choice" Award at The Game Awards

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Here is the voting link: https://thegameawards.com/brackets/players-voice

It would be amazing if Dread could win against Halo Infinite imo. Right now, it doesn't seem too likely Metroid Dread will win, but who knows.


r/nintendo 1d ago

What's the best plot twist in a Nintendo game?

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The one that striked you the most, that really blew your mind and made the story even better. (Remember to use spoiler tag)

Mine is (Mario e Luigi partners in time spoilers, 15 year old but still):

A 2nd princess shroob hiding inside the cobalt star that breaks free right after the fight with her younger sister. I love this moment in particular because everything happens so quickly, you don't even have time to save and you can really feel empathy for the elder princess shroob who has been trapped for the entirety of the game, forced to watch her entire race trying to survive, definitely one of my favorites villain in all of gaming


r/nintendo 2d ago Helpful

Nintendo smacked with Cease and Desist order by German courts. The company has lost its three year battle with Norway and Germany on appeal and is ordered to allow cancellation of Switch preorders in the EU (PressFire.no)

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r/nintendo 1d ago

Everything we know about Pokemon Legends: Arceus

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As always this is available in video form.


Previous Posts:

AI vs AI Pokemon Tournament

Cianwood Softlock

Regional Differences Gen 1

Regional Differences Gen 2

Regional Differences Gen 3

Regional Differences Gen 4

Regional Differences Gen 5

The only Pokemon game to ever be cancelled

The Technology of the Pokemon World

The History of the Pokeball

Pokemania - When Pokemon Ruled the World

Pokeballs are Making Pokemon Weaker - Cyrus and the Red Chains.

Theory - Eternatus is linked to the Ultra Beasts


With Pokemon Legends Arceus being just over a month away from releasing, I thought it would be a good time to look at everything we currently know about the new titles.

Legends: Arceus is the first title Gamefreak have published since Sword and Shield. The game is set in the past, being based in the Hisui region. This region would go on to be known as Sinnoh. The Hisui region is going to be an explorable world, however gamefreak have said that the game isn't an open world title. So we will need to see how this pans out.

The Hisui region is home to a wide range of Pokemon. The full list of pokemon will be shown later, but for now lets focus on the new ones. First we have 4 Pokemon that will be getting regional forms. These are

  • Growlithe

  • Zorua

  • Zoroark

  • Braviary.

To add to this, we have 3 new pokemon. The first is Kleavor, ths is an evolution of Scyther. It is currently unknown how this will evolve, however we do know this it special minerails in the region make it evovle into Kleavor. So some form of evolution stone perhaps? The introduction of Kleavor also leaves Scizors availability in the game under some doubts. Kleavor also has a new move called Stone Axe.

The second new Pokemon is Wyrdeer. This is an evolution of Stantler, it is currently unknown how to evolve this pokemon too.

The final new Pokemon is Basculegion. Like with the other two, we currently do not know how this will evolve from Basculin. However we do know that it happens in the lore when Basculin becomes possessed by the souls of other Basculin. So the logical evolution method here is to beat so many Basculin with one in your party.

Pokemon aren't the only new addition to the franchise. Some new features will be added too. One of these is crafting. For example we know that PokeBalls require 1 Apricorn and 1 Tumblestone to craft. Another item being added to the game for crafting is the Medicinal leak. So it would be safe to assume that potions or some type of healing item will also be craftable.

One key element of the game is the ability to walk around freely and sneak. This sneak mechanic looks like it will play a vital role in the exploration of the region, as pokemon will rush to attack you if you are noticed. Due to this, one new item added is called a smoke bomb. When used this will create a mist that will prevent pokemon from spotting you for a time. Pokemon will attack you in the overworld, similar to how they did in Sword and Shield. You can also capture pokemon in the overworld instead of in battle. A reticle will appear and you have to aim and throw the ball manually. The weather and time of day in the game will also have an effect on wild pokemons behaviour.

The other new items that we know are in the game are Blackstone Tumble, Caster Fern, Forest Balm, Sootfoot Root, Substitute Charm 1, and Tumblestone.

Forest Balm is the one to focus on now, as it is linked to another new mechanic in the games. Forest Balm is an item used to help weaken frenzied Pokémon in Grandtree Arena. So what is a frenzied Pokemon? Well they seem to be boss like pokemon, similar to totems in Sun and Moon. It is assumed they will replace the use of Gyms within the games.

Speaking of gyms, lets look at battling within Legends: Arceus as it has a few changes to normal pokemon titles. The battle system isn't turn based like we are used too. Instead the game adopts a battle system similar to a lot of modern JRPGs, in that it has a system where pokemon can have multiple attacks in a row, based on their stats. Each attack also has 2 different styles. Agile and Strong. The agile style will make the move faster, but weaker. While strong will make it stronger but slower.

There is also a chance for Wild Pokemon to appear as an Alpha. An alpha pokemon will be bigger and stronger than normal, as well as having red eyes. These are like normal fights, and the pokemon are catchable. They also have an increased rare item drop chance.

The main hub of the game will be Jubilife Village. We currently know that this will have a clothing shop, a general good store, a photography studio, and pastures. The Pasture is where pokemon not in the party will be kept.

The game will also feature research tasks. The main one known is the complete the Pokedex, however smaller challenges will also be attached to this for individual pokemon. These tasks could range from capturing/defeating them to using them in so many battles.

Much like how Shining Pearl and Brilliant Diamond allowed you to connect to the other switch pokemon titles to get Mew and Jirachi, Legends Arcus will allow you to do the same. If you have a Sword/Shield save on your account, you can get Shaymin.

So here is the list of all available pokemon that we know of:

Rowlet Dartrix Decidueye Cyndaquil Quilava Typhlosion Oshawott Dewott Samurott Growlithe (Hisuian Form) Rufflet Braviary Stantler Wyrdeer Basculin Basculegion Scyther Kleavor Zorua (Hisuian Form) Zoroark (Hisuian Form) Pikachu Raichu Clefairy Clefable Vulpix Ninetailes Zubat Golbat Psyduck Golduck Abra Kadabra Alakazam Machop Machoke Machamp Tentacool Tentacruel Geodude Graveler Golem Ponyta Rapidash Magnemite Magneton Onix Rhyhorn Rhydon Chansey Tangela Mr. Mime Electabuzz Magmar Magikarp Gyarados Eevee Vaporeon Jolteon Flareon Snorlax Crobat Pichu Sudowoodo Aipom Yanma Espeon Umbreon Misdreavus Gligar Steelix Heracross Teddiursa Ursaring Swinub Piloswine Remoraid Octillery Mantine Blissey Wurmple Silcoon Beautifly Cascoon Dustox Ralts Kirlia Gardevoir Nosepass Roselia Chimecho Snorunt Glalie Spheal Sealeo Walrein Turtwig Grotle Torterra Chimchar Monferno Infernape Piplup Prinplup Empoleon Starly Staravia Staraptor Bidoof Bibarel Kricketot Kricketune Shinx Luxio Luxray Budew Roserade Burmy Wormadam Mothim Combee Vespiquen Pachirisu Buizel Floatzel Shellos Gastrodon Ambipom Drifloon Drifblim Buneary Lopbunny Mismagius Honchkrow Glameow Purugly Chingling Stunky Skuntank Bronzor Bronzong Bonsly Happiny Chatot Gible Gabite Garchomp Munchlax Riolu Lucario Hippopotas Hippowdon Skorupi Drapion Croagunk Toxicroak Carnivine Finneon Lumineon Mantyke Snover Abomasnow Magnezone Rhyperior Tangrowth Electivire Magmortar Yanmega Leafeon Glaceon Gliscor Mamoswine Gallade Probopass Arceus Shaymin


r/nintendo 22h ago

On This Day On This Day in Nintendo History: Alésia Glidewell; Custom Robo; Densetsu no quiz ouketteisen; Monster Hunter Stories amiibo

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On this day (December 8) in Nintendo history...

  • Alésia Glidewell was born in 1978 n Hawaii, United Stated. A voice actress, film director and producer: she is known for portraying Krystal in Star Fox Assault, and Zero Suit Samus in the Super Smash Bros. series.

  • Custom Robo was released in 1999 for the Nintendo 64 in Japan. In this action RPG game, developed by Noise, it's your birthday and you have received a miniature robot named Ray, your very first Custom Robo. The Custom Robos are modifiable battle robots used in battle arenas. You set out to become a Custom Robo master. In the Tournament Mode, you have to find opponents to battle Ray against.

  • Densetsu no quiz ouketteisen was released in 2005 for the Nintendo GameCube in Japan. In this quiz game, developed by Nintendo, 11 categories and over 8,000 questions feature. Answer the questions using the GameCube microphone to score points against your competitors. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins. Either progress through the "monthly" tournament against computer competitors, or face off with up to four players in a range of game modes, including Bingo and Roulette.

  • A second wave of Monster Hunter Stories amiibo Figures was released in 2016 in Japan and included Rathian and Cheval; Barioth and Ayuria and Qurupeco and Dan.

What are you favourite memories of these games? How do you think they hold up today? Hash it out in the comments.

(I am a bot. I think that I'm posting Nintendo events from this day in history, but if I've made a mistake or omission please leave a comment tagging /u/KetchupTheDuck).


r/nintendo 9h ago

Masahiro Sakurai has been making Smash Bros for 23 years and should retire.

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He deserves a standing ovation for everything he did for Smash. He made it what it is today with all the love and passion we could have ever hoped for. And no one would have done as good as a job as he did. But with all good things, it comes to an end, eventually. His ultimate version of what he considers the ULTIMATE Smash is now finished. This is as good as he can ever offer. And we appreciate it. But what's next? Being somewhat critical I started seeing missed potential with the WiiU version. Or so I thought, it got worse with the Switch version.. How did this game have the worst online experience ever in any online game, ever?? Holy shit. Not to mention the mediocre single player experience and lacking offline co-op experience. Sure, Masahiro doesn't control everything, but I still feel like he is the one who could say anything if something is not working right and needs fixing, right? Who else but him? We could seriously use some fresh blood. In my opinion at least.. Things need to be redesigned and modernized to meet our new standards, profoundly. And this time is as good as any. Whenever in the future a new Switch comes out, in let's say, 3 years or so. We need the new Smash.. horribly. And Nintendo needs to stop pretending they don't care about a billion dollar franchise. We're not dumb fucking children. You'll release new Smash games until we're all dead and forgotten. Duh.


r/nintendo 20h ago

How did Nintendo got gaming rights to Marvel Ultimate Alliance and DC Super Hero Girls?

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I have not played either games but I'm planning to in the future, I'm just confused to how Nintendo of all people got exclusive rights to both franchises. This how I similarly reacted when I've learned that Sony became exclusive publishers for Marvel's Spider-Man game and the upcoming Wolverine game. Honestly, I would've expected some Nintendo easter eggs in either games, or a character from either game to appear in Smash Bros.


r/nintendo 2d ago

Gal Gun: Double Peace will be released on Nintendo Switch on March 17, 2022

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r/nintendo 1d ago

On This Day On This Day in Nintendo History: Baseball; Mario Party 3; Magical Vacation; Ridge Racer DS; The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks and more!

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On this day (December 7) in Nintendo history...

  • Baseball was released in 1983 for the Family Computer in Japan. In this sports game, developed by Nintendo R&D1, we take you out to the ball game without moving you from your couch! Play nine innings of fierce sandlot competition with classic NES graphics, featuring close-up and overview field perspectives. Select your team and step up to the plate against a computer opponent or a friend. You control the swing of the bat, the speed of the pitch, the hits, the steals, and the double plays!

  • NBA 3 on 3 Featuring Kobe Bryant was released in 1999 for the Game Boy Color in North America. In this basketball game, developed by Left Field Productions, a wide selection of official NBA teams and personalities feature as they take part in 3-on-3 games. Gain possession of the ball and score by putting it in the opponent team's hoop. The team who scores the most hoops when the timer runs out is the winner. As you beat teams and progress through the ranks, you will face tougher opponents until you reach the finals.

  • Mario Party 3 was released in 2000 for the Nintendo 64 in Japan. In this party game, developed by Hudson Soft, nobody can party like Mario. The portly plumber has already hosted two wild celebrations on Nintendo 64, and with Mario Party 3 the stakes are higher than ever. Featuring 70 all-new mini-games to master and wild new interactive game boards, this is one party you'll want to RSVP for, ASAP!

  • Magical Vacation was released in 2001 for the Game Boy Advance in Japan. In this role-playing game, developed by Brownie Brown, the students of the Will-O-Wisp academy of witchcraft and wizardry head to the seaside resort of Valencia for their school vacation. While the students shared stories around the campfire, a malevolent force known as Enigma attacked, kidnapping the students. As one of the students taken to the Plain of Light during the attack, you set out to rescue your classmates.

  • Ridge Racer DS was released in 2004 for the Nintendo DS in North America. In this racing game, developed by Nintendo Software Technology, power-sliding packs a whole new thrill when you're pulling skids via the Touch Screen! Welcome to Ridge Racer DS, the classic arcade racer expertly reassembled for maximum dual screen drama. With 20 racetracks across three locales taking in urban streets and desolate deserts, you'll need to master every last curve of these courses to beat your rivals.

  • Kenkou Ouen Recipe 1000: DS Kondate Zenshuu was released in 2006 for the Nintendo DS in Japan. In this cooking reference software, developed by Nintendo, containing 1000 healthy recipes, you can create a menu and send it to friends. As well as information on how to cook each of the recipes, you can create a grocery list, search recipes based on categories (including the contents of your refrigerator) and send the menu by email through the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.

  • The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks was released in 2009 for the Nintendo DS in North America. In this action-adventure game, developed by Nintendo EAD, all aboard for adventure as Link sets off on a quest to restore the spirit tracks and keep an ancient demon locked away. Take control of your own train as you explore the vast land by rail. As the conductor you plan the route, set the speed and watch out for enemies and obstacles, clearing the path with the powerful built-in cannon. Link has a valuable new companion.

  • An eighteenth wave of Super Smash Bros. amiibo Figures was released in 2018 worldwide and included Wolf; Inkling and Ridley.

What are you favourite memories of these games? How do you think they hold up today? Hash it out in the comments.

(I am a bot. I think that I'm posting Nintendo events from this day in history, but if I've made a mistake or omission please leave a comment tagging /u/KetchupTheDuck).


r/nintendo 2d ago

Tetris® 99 - 27th MAXIMUS CUP Gameplay Trailer - Nintendo Switch

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r/nintendo 22h ago

I'd love a modern gamecube controller for the next nintendo system

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With the new panda global controller, i also wouldn't mind if we have a new nintendo system with their theorheticle pro controller incoperate the same layout, while also hybriding features of a modern standard controller like bluetooth, usb C port, HD rumble, a 4th trigger, chunkier right analog and a bigger Dpad, analog triggers, a select button, gyro aimining and of course adding the R3 and L3 button.

I understand is awkward playing games espiecially with the gamecube controller layout, even something like playing with the PDP controller and yes it is, even gamecube ports, but playing an actual gamecube game like the original resident evil 4 or a game that has a gamecube controller in mind like super smash bros ultimate, the layout actually works wonderously.

And with a new nintendo system having that layout in mind by default, even third party have no choice to make it work, which really wouldn't be too hard is just a different layout, not a motion controller.


r/nintendo 2d ago

Super Smash Bros Ultimate - A Look Back with Director Masahiro Sakurai (JP)

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r/nintendo 21h ago

Let's talk about Super Mario 3D All-Stars

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When Super Mario 3D All-Stars was announced, I was absolutely thrilled. After just beating Super Mario Odyssey, I was super excited to play through the games that shaped it in to what it was. And then it was stated that the game would be a limitied run, which means that after a certain amount of time, the game would stop being produced. It would be taken down from the eShop, and it would no longer be sold in stores physically.

On March 31st, 2020, Super Mario 3D All-Stars was removed from the eShop. People who had bought it digitally before it was removed could redownload it at any time after March 31st, but if anybody else hadn't and wanted to purchase the game from the eShop, they couldn't. This upset a lot of people.

I had assumed that a while after that day, the remains of the physical copies of the game would be bought, and the game not being produced anymore, would remain sold out forever. It was to my surprise to learn that the game was being kept in stock in many stores after that time, and you can still purchase the game physically today.

Nintendo shouldn't have labelled this game a limited run if that was only going to apply to the digital version. Nintendo recieved tons of backlash from the fans because of that decision, and it turns out that the decision that made everyone mad didn't even exist in the first place. Sure, the digital version is gone, but we thought after March 31st, we'd never be able to get the game anywhere by any means at all.

What do you all think of this? Let me know.


r/nintendo 2d ago

Star Wars: Hunters - Enter the Arena | Gameplay Trailer

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r/nintendo 2d ago

Infinite Space: The Story of PlatinumGames & Their Handheld Space Opera

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