Mario Kart Tours beta will arrive for Android in May. You can sign up today. No details on whether the game will arrive on iOS at this time.
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What do you think of Nick Chavez as the new VP of Marketing & Sales? What do you think of Doug Bowser being the new President & COO at NoA? Leave your comments below to let people know!
Capcom announced that they will be releasing a console called Capcom Home Arcade. There will be arcade games included from the 80s and 90s on the console. Such games on the console are Final Fight, Street Fighter 2: Hyper Fighting, Strider, and more. Capcom Home Arcade will release on October 25 for a price of €229.99 EUR and you can buy it on the Capcom Store.
Nintendo Switch launched worldwide on March 3, 2017. However, the Switch never officially released in China. The only way to get a Switch in China was through imports, the grey market, or if some people were lucky enough to be able to travel outside of the country. China had a thirteen year long ban on consoles, this does not include other devices. Gamers found other ways to play video games, such as mobile devices, handhelds, or even PC’s. Now, Nintendo has not had a console release in China (not including handhelds) in the current century. So, this is a big deal.
Nintendo is partnering up with Tencent to distribute the console throughout the country. The Switch will launch with New Super Mario Bros U. Deluxe. Regulations are different over there. In North America, the Entertainment Software Rating Board, part of the ESA (Entertainment Software Association) regulate video games with ESRB ratings. (Canada and the US have their own ESA.) In much of Europe, it is done by PEGI and CERO in Japan. China is much different than other Asian and western countries. Despite lifting the bans nearly six years ago, they are still serious on regulating video game releases and hardware.
This is really exciting news for both Nintendo Co. Ltd., and its investors. This will more than likely heavily boost sales in terms of hardware and what software is allowed to be distributed. Nintendo Switch is already selling very well. The console was reported to have moved 32.27 million SKU’s since the end of 2018 at their financial earnings meeting in January of this year. You can learn more at Nintendo.
There is no confirmation when Nintendo Switch will launch in China, but it is coming. It could launch later this year if all goes to plan. This is based on Wired.
UPDATE: Joker is out now.
Nintendo out of nowhere uploaded a long trailer for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It was 15 minutes long and it detailed the upcoming DLC character, Joker from Persona. It was basically a Direct.
The video talked about many Version 3.0 Eleven songs from Persona 3, 4, and 5 will be included in the game. There will be a new stage added, as well. Also, Mii Fighter costumes based on the Persona series and other franchises will be coming to the game. Another thing added will be characters from Persona in Spirits Board.
Furthermore, Nintendo went over a new mode for Version 3.0 when it launches. This new mode is Stage Builder. Unlike Brawl for Wii, players can actually draw out the stages, rather than what was limited to use in that game. Items and other obstacles can still be added, as expected. While the Switch is in handheld mode, players can draw with their fingers. After it is finished, users will be able to upload them online.
Another feature updated is Replays. Replays can now be made into a compilation. It is basically an editing software. (But don’t expect anything fancy like a Hollywood production editor.) You can do all of the basic things that can be done on a basic video editor on a computer or phone. Any fancy work will probably require using better software for a computer.
Joker will be available on April 17 for $5.99 USD / $6.29 CAD. In addition to DLC purchasing, the Fighters Pack with all of the upcoming DLC characters goes for $24.99 USD / $31.49 CAD. The DLC is planned to be released throughout 2018 to February of 2020. However, it is likely there will be another pack at a later time, especially considering the game selling so well in a very short amount of time. All of this will be released on April 17.
For more information on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and its DLC, visit Nintendo.
Today is Monday, April 15, 2019. Today is the day Former COO & President Reggie Fils-aime retires from Nintendo of America. (May this serve as a reminder to quickly mail in those taxes in the United States, as well. TODAY IS THE LAST DAY!) Today is also the day Doug Bowser takes over as COO & President of Nintendo of America Inc. He served as Vice President of Sales & Marketing at NoA before.
Doug Bowser will serve as COO & President of Nintendo of America Inc. as of Monday, April 15, 2019. He will be the lead operator for all things Nintendo and third-party games on its platform throughout the Americas. This includes the United States, Canada, and Latin America.
Reggie Fils-aime can finally enjoy time off from work with his retirement with his family. As a businessman, it should come to no surprise he would have made enough money to retire at 58, assuming he was responsible. Let’s wish the Regginator congratulations and a farewell!
Additionally, we will look forward to Doug Bowser serving as the new COO & President at NoA in Redmond. April is also the first month of the new fiscal year for 2019. It seems like a great way for Bowser to be promoted as the new ‘Big Boss’. (New DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, anyone? No?) Another thing, Mario needs to watch out for Bowser.