This is Probably Why There Are Friend Codes on the Nintendo Switch

Nintendo has been using friend codes ever since the Wii launched in 2006. This was carried over to the Nintendo 3DS which released in 2011. Then when 2012 saw the release of the Wii U and this time, Nintendo did not use friend codes. However, on March 3, 2017 when Nintendo Switch came out, they went back to using friend codes. It turns out, there was a reason for doing so.

A leaked PowerPoint presentation was leaked for the Wii. In it contained a slide discussing friend codes. It seems that nintendo wanted players to have a better experience when playing with family or friends. Rather than guessing someone’s name and sending a friend request from a stranger, friend codes make those random friends requests less likely as that person would need to guess the randomly given 12 digit code. It’s probable that Nintendo wanted to have this return for the Switch.

What do you think? Do you dislike using friend codes? Let us all know!

Source:

Polygon

Resident Evil 4 Remake Might Be in Development

According to My Nintendo News and VGC, a remake for Resident Evil 4 may be in development. M-Two is reportedly developing the game. They have been around since 2018. Therefore, it may have already been in development for some time now.

I have talked to multiple people that have played the original RE4 ( I have also played the game) and they say the game does not need a remake. I would have to agree with them for the most part. RE4 is my favourite game in the franchise and while I would still be interested in playing the game again as a remake, the game is already great.

One thing I would like to see is for CAPCOM and M-Two to add in a dodge mechanic, similar to what RE3make has. Another thing I want is to experience the game running on the RE7 engine; it was used for Resident Evil VII: Biohazard, RE2make, and RE3make. In a way, it would still be cool to see a remake instead of the company porting remasters to newer platforms. At the same time though, the original is a masterpiece for many gamers around the globe.

Do you think Resident Evil 4 should be remade? Let us all know your thoughts!

Sources:

My Nintendo News: https://mynintendonews.com/2020/04/12/vgc-rumour-resident-evil-4-remake-in-development/

VGC: https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/resident-evil-4-remake/

The Game Awards Now on YouTube

In case you missed it, you can watch the full livestream of The Game Awards above. Additionally, below are edited clips of my favorite parts of TGA. Let everyone know what was your favorite part at The Game Awards. Thanks for reading.

Final Fantasy VII Remake – The Game Awards 2019 Trailer

Xbox Series X Reveal – The Game Awards 2019 Trailer

Control Wins Best Art Direction | The Game Awards 2019

Reggie Fils-Aime Speech – The Game Awards 2019

Sekiro Shadows Die Twice Game of the Year The Game Awards 2019

Mario Kart Tours is Available Now for iOS and Android

Image from the Google Play Store.

Nintendo Co, Ltd. has finally officially released Mario Kart Tours on iOS and Android as a free download first. (Micro transactions are included.) The game is an auto-racer and the first Mobile game in the Mario Kart franchise. It was published by Nintendo Co, Ltd. and developed both by Nintendo EPD and DeNA.

Download on The App Store.

Download on Google Play Store.

Mario Kart Tour Releases September 25

Last year, Nintendo announced two new Mobile games, Dr. Mario World and Mario Kart Tour. In May, select Android users were able to participate in a closed-beta for Mario Kart Tour. This summer, Dr. Mario World released on both iOS and Android.

It has just been confirmed via social media that Mario Kart Tour will release on September 25. It will release on iOS and Android still. For more information, be sure to visit the Mario Kart Tour official website here.

Over 2 Million Downloads For Dr. Mario World

UPDATE This post has been updated to clear up the original wording.

Nintendo released Dr. Mario World on Tuesday, July 9, on Google Play and The App Store one day before the Switch Lite was revealed. Dr. Mario World has passed 2 million downloads within its first 72 hours of release. The game has also generated over $100,000 USD in revenue. It is expected to to better as it launches in more countries down the line.

Source

Pokémon Press Conference 2019 Recap

Pokémon Press Conference 2019 Recap

Detective Pikachu Sequel Coming To Switch

There was a game released on the Nintendo 3DS called Detective Pikachu. They even had a movie adaptation this year. The Pokémon Company did announce that a sequel will be making its way to Nintendo Switch in 2020. Another thing announced was that an exec from Toho will likely be a working at The Pokémon Company.

Pokémon Home

There was a Pokémon Bank on the Nintendo 3DS. It allowed users to transfer Pokémon from Nintendo 3DS titles, Virtual Console, Pokémon GO, Pokémon : Let’s Go, Pikachu & Eevee!, and the upcoming Pokémon Sword & Shields titles. Pokémon Home will be the new version to transfer Pokémon for Nintendo Switch. It will work with Pokémon Bank on Nintendo 3DS and Pokémon GO on Mobile.

Pokémon Sleep

There is a Pokémon Sleep accessory coming in 2020, as well. Pokémon Sleep will help those sleep and somehow know when someone is asleep. (It will somehow know these things. Never know with Technology.)

Pokémon GO Plus Plus

Pokémon GO released on iOS and Android in 2015. It was super successful and had an accessory called Pokémon GO Plus. There was also a Pokéball Plus for Nintendo Switch titles Let’s Go, Pikachu & Eevee! There will be a new accessory called Pokémon GO Plus Plus. (Yes, that is the real name.)

Pokémon Masters

Pokémon Masters is a brand new Mobile game coming in 2020. Not much else was said about the game. Hopefully, more news will come throughout 2019.

New Merch

At the end of the press conference, they confirmed that merch will make its way to North America and Europe. While it was nothing exciting, there are T-shirts for those that are interested. It was a disappointing way to end, though. That was just about it.

You can watch the full Press Conference here.

Microsoft Announces Minecraft Earth

A brand new Minecraft game has been announced. The game is called Minecraft Earth. It is a new game coming to Mobile that uses Augmented Reality (AR). Just like Pokémon GO, carry around a smart phone with you to interact with the world of Minecraft. Only instead of catching and battling Pokémon, Minecraft World is about building in the real world… or rather AR. Minecraft Earth is coming soon to Mobile.