MXGP3 - The Official Motocross Videogame will launch on Nintendo Switch by the end of the year.
Players will be able to enjoy all the thrills of 2016 racing season with access to all the riders, bikes and tracks.
In the game’s career mode you’ll battle your way to become MXGP World Champion while tinkering with highly detailed bike and rider customisation options options including 300 official components from 75 brands.
Excited about straddling a 2-stroke bike while catching the bus or passing time on flight? Sound off in the comments below or over in our forum.
Two of Nintendo's most anticipated games will be on show at this year's event and attendees will be able to go hands-on with a range of titles for both Switch and 3DS.
A special Nintendo 3DS XL Samus Edition releases alongside the game on 15 September.
Live presentations will also give detailed looks at previously announced titles for Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS, such as Fire Emblem Warriors and Xenoblade Chronicles 2.
Visitors can get their hands on Switch titles Super Mario Odyssey, Pokken Tournament DX, Fire Emblem Warriors, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, plus the recently released ARMS and Splatoon 2.
Whilst the 3DS games on offer include Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, Monster Hunter Stories and Metroid: Samus Returns.
Looking forward to Gamescom? Let us know what you'd like to see below or over in the forums.
Hot on the heels of teasing Nintendo Switch ports of Bayonetta 1 and 2, PlatinumGames is at it again.
The studio has said nothing more about bringing either The Wonderful 101 or Bayonetta to the Switch as of yet, but we'll let you know if anything gets confirmed.
Do you want to play The Wonderful 101 on the bus? Would you rather Platinum released a new game? Share your thoughts in the comments or on our forum.
The lauded action game developer tweeted an image which suggests that the original Bayonetta and its sequel could be coming to Nintendo's new console.
Bayonetta 2 was part-funded by Nintendo and is currently exclusive to the Wii U, so a Switch version wouldn’t be out of the question, especially considering the fact we’re already seeing Wii U exclusives make the transition.
Would you like to see Bayonetta 1 & 2 release on the Nintendo Switch? Let us know in the comments below or over in the forums.
Nintendo have announced another tiny retro console in the SNES Mini, which comes with previously unreleased game, Star Fox 2.
Speaking to Kotaku, a spokesperson for Nintendo stated: "We aren’t providing specific numbers, but we will produce significantly more units of Super NES Classic Edition than we did of NES Classic Edition… Super NES Classic Edition is currently planned to ship from Sept. 29 until the end of calendar year 2017. At this time, we have nothing to announce regarding any possible shipments beyond this year."
The SNES Mini comes with 21 classic titles built in, including:
The UK/US version will have these five exclusives:
Whilst the Japanese version will instead contain:
It's worth noting that in order to play Star Fox 2, players will have to first complete the opening level of the original Star Fox.
The SNES Mini comes with two controllers, the cables to which are five feet long.
The console is scheduled to release 29 September and will set you back £69.99.
Did you manage to get a pre-order in? Are you constantly refreshing the order page? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Death Squared is coming to Nintendo Switch, complete with platform-exclusive content, on Thursday 13 July.
Developed by SMG Studio, the game features 80 two-player story levels and 40 four-player party stages, but can be played solo if you’d prefer. Switch players can also expect new puzzles not seen in the previously-released PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One versions.
What do you think of the trailer? Have you played Death Squared on another platform? Sound off in the comments below or over in our forum.
Nintendo have released the latest system update for the Switch, adding in a few features to make Switch owners lives that little bit easier.
Here’s a list of the other new features:
Update 3.0 is free for everyone and is available to download from today. What do you make of the new changes? Let us know below.
Niantic and The Pokémon Company have detailed some of the changes heading to Pokémon GO in the latest update, which began rolling out to users earlier today.
A new motivation system means defending Pokémon will now lose Combat Power (CP) “over time and as they are defeated”, according to Niantic, but this can be prevented by teammates giving defending Pokémon some Berries.
Players can also earn Gym Badges which can be levelled up to earn rewards and bonuses, and, much like PokéStops, Gyms will now feature a spinning photo disc that dispenses unique items.
The second part of the update, which adds cooperative elements to the game, did not get a specific launch window, with Niantic only stating that the new co-op features would be introduced in the coming weeks. Raid Battles are “timed in-game events that will temporarily take over a Gym”, allowing trainers to team up and take down “extremely powerful” Pokémon called Raid Bosses.
Taking part in Raid Battles gives players the opportunity to earn special new items and potentially catch the powerful Pokémon, while those who want to play with specific friends can set up their own Private Raid groups by using a special code system.
Share your thoughts on Pokémon GO’s latest updates below.
With Nintendo having brought us some announcements in the run up to E3, such as Pokkén Tournament coming to the Switch, we weren't sure how much 'newness' there would be in Nintendo's Spotlight presentation. As it turns out, there was a fair bit, so here's the best bits.
The big gameplay addition this time is that Mario's hat has been possessed by a ghost-like entity called Cappy (above), giving him the ability to take over enemies and objects to gain different abilities for a short time. So far we've seen him turn into posts, rockets (complete with moustache) and tanks as he explores the open world areas.
The one you'll remember being heavily featured in the reveal trailer is New Donk City, a version of New York City with some serious verticality in its design. There's also the Sand Kingdom, which is heavily inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead style with its more traditionally Mario-like inhabitants, compared to the human-like ones in NDC.
The aim of the game is to collect moons this time, which power Mario's ship the Odyssey to reach new worlds, but there's not too much detail on that just yet - other than the fact that you'll be able to customise the inside with in-game items.
One particularly nice feature is that some warp pipes transform the game back to 2D Mario, which has quite a surreal look when surrounded by a lush, 3D world. The game overall is looking extremely good and rest assured we'll be picking this up in a few months time.
Metroid Prime 4 & new Pokémon title are in development
There's not much to say about this announcement just yet, but it was one of the 25-minute presentation's biggest surprises. Fans have been longing for a new Metroid Prime title since 2007's Metroid Prime 3: Corruption and so Samus' return was extremely well received.
On the Treehouse afterwards, it was also announced that MercurySteam, the team behind the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow series and the upcoming Raiders of the Broken Planet, would be releasing Metroid: Samus Returns on 3DS on 15 September 2017.
The game is based on Metroid II: Return of Samus and will include "features like actions never seen before in the Metroid series, a stunning recreation of the planet SR388 and classical Metroid gameplay elements," according to Yoshio Sakamoto, senior officer of Nintendo’s Entertainment Planning & Development Department, and the producer of the overall Metroid franchise.
There was also a very quick message from Game Freak to confirm that a full RPG-style Pokémon title is now in active development. Hardly the confirmation of Pokémon Stars which gamers were anticipating ahead of the Pokémon Direct a week ago, but a glimmer of hope for something in 2018/19.
Yoshi and Kirby are back in... Yoshi and Kirby
Both slated for 2018, two titles featuring similar B-level Nintendo heroes - Yoshi and Kirby - were announced. Kirby (a working title, according to Nintendo) looks to be more of an action platforming title with some pace, similar to the recent iterations of Rayman but in full 3D, and featuring a plethora of items and costumes. You can zap some NPCs too and get them to join your team to take down larger foes, or work together with friends.
Yoshi meanwhile seems to be a more specifically co-op orientated experience with shades of Paper Mario, as the world can be flipped to unlock different areas and secrets, and has a charming, children's primary school craft aesthetic (above). The trailer tells us there are two sides to every story, and every stage in the game, meaning there could be a fair amount of replay value to the levels to unlock their secrets.
Get your animé on with very Japanese-looking titles
Despite being a Japanese company, many gamers might not look at Mario and immediately point to Eastern influences, but the footage we saw from Xenoblade 2 and Fire Emblem Warriors on the other hand had big swords and over-the-top characters abound.
Xenoblade 2 sees you explore an ocean of clouds, where the last remnants of civilization live on the backs of colossal beasts called Titans. You follow Rex and Pyra, who is a mysterious creature known as a Blade. The game plays like a simple, third-person RPG game, something akin to Phantasy Star Online or even Final Fantasy XII, thanks to its style.
Fire Emblem Warriors on the other hand is more of a brawler, and features Marth, who you may recall from Super Smash Bros. titles. Two siblings must face an evil dragon and so have called for help from a variety of heroes, as you take on dozens of enemies at a time in some cases.
Fire Emblem Warriors will arrive in the Autumn, while Xenoblade 2 is due at some point before the end of the year.
Zelda's DLC Pack 1 dated & more details on DLC Pack 2
We already knew that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild should expect two DLC Packs this year, one this summer and one around Christmas, and now we have a date for Pack 1: The Master Trials - 30 June, including Trial of the Sword, which seems to take away all your items and put your combat skills to the test.
There were also some details on Pack 2, known as The Champions' Ballad, which seems to be focused on the four champions you meet by visiting the four Divine Beasts in the game. In celebration, there are now Amiibo figures for each of the four champions, which will have as yet unannounced functionality in the game. You can pick up the Expansion Pass for £16.49 from CD Keys.
So that's what Nintendo had on offer this year, on top of several days of streaming from Splatoon 2, Pokkén Tournament and ARMS, what was your highlight of the show? Let us know in the comments and we hope you've enjoyed all of our E3 coverage. You can re-watch any of the E3 streams, including Nintendo, from our E3 guide.
A new Nintendo Direct has revealed the next Pokémon title for eager fans to enjoy will be Pokkén Tournament DX (or Deluxe) on the Nintendo Switch on 22 September.
Also announced in the eight-minute Direct (which you can watch in full below), were new, souped-up versions of the latest games in the main series, called Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, due to release on 17 November.
The games retain the Hawaii-inspired Alola setting from Sun and Moon, but boast an alternate story mode and Pokémon not previously seen in the game. It’s likely these will be ‘mon left out of Sun and Moon’s relatively modest roster of 300+, rather than new monsters, since the total number out there is already over 700.
Finally, there was a nostalgic surprise in store from developers Gamefreak, in the form of virtual console releases for Pokémon Silver and Gold, both of which debuted in the Gameboy Color era back in 1999. The games will be available on the Virtual Console on the 3DS “family” of devices on 22 September.
Expect more from Nintendo’s Treehouse at E3 next week, but in the meantime, what do you think of the news? Will you be tempted to buy another Deluxe version after Mario Kart 8? Is a new ‘alternate’ story in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon enough to get you excited? Let us know in the comments, and geek out to the max in the Forums.