Splatoon 2 Details Revealed in the Freshest Nintendo Direct Yet

Splatoon 2 Details Revealed in the Freshest Nintendo Direct Yet

Get to Know the New Features, New Weapons and New Styles Before the Game Launches on July 21

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– With the Splatoon 2 game launching exclusively for the Nintendo Switch console in just a couple of weeks, Nintendo partnered with the renowned Squid Research Lab to provide a refresher on some of the new and returning features coming to the squid sequel. The special Nintendo Direct presentation highlighted many of the game’s new features, new weapons, new locations and, most importantly for all the fashion-forward cephalopods out there, its fresh new styles. The video also touched on SplatNet 2, the new service for mobile devices that displays information about Splatoon 2 like stage schedules, gear and stats. SplatNet 2 is part of the Nintendo Switch Online mobile app launching on July 21, which lets players send multiplayer invites to their friends via social media, as well as enables the use of voice chat in battles. read more

Nintendo Download: Have a Blast with Kirby!

Nintendo Download: Have a Blast with Kirby!

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Kirby is ready for action in a whole different dimension - the third dimension! (Photo: Business Wir ... Kirby is ready for action in a whole different dimension – the third dimension! (Photo: Business Wire)
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Kirby’s Blowout Blast – Kirby is ready for action in a whole different dimension – the third dimension! Have a blast inhaling foes and blowing them away in 3D environments across 25+ stages. Inhale enough enemies and you can launch one huge Blaster Bullet capable of wiping out a troop of Waddle Dees. Now’s your chance to battle iconic bosses like Kracko Jr. and King Dedede in 3D!
    Wii Retail on Wii U
    • Rayman Raving Rabbids – Hordes of crazed, out-of-control bunnies have invaded, enslaving Rayman and forcing him to participate in gladiator-style trials. Help Rayman win his freedom back by entertaining and outwitting these furry foes. Use the most hilarious fighting moves imaginable, run races on animals, fight in the arena or mesmerize the bunnies with your dance moves. You can even milk pigs or engage in plunger-shooting madness! The possibilities for fun are endless.

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    • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

      Activities:

      • A free, new update to the Fire Emblem Heroes mobile game is here! Update version 1.5.0 features two new modes, adding Chain Challenge and Squad Assault to the Story Maps. Be sure to check out the following three special events, which are coming soon:
        • Bound Hero Battle – A new type of Hero Battle has been added to Special Maps. Heroes who share a special connection are waiting for you to challenge them. Alm and Celica from the Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia game are available on Special Maps until 11:59 p.m. PT on July 12.
        • Tempest Trials – Resonating Fangs – Available from 12:01 a.m. PT on July 7 through 11:59 p.m. PT on July 20, this is the second Tempest Trials event, drawing from Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. It promises fierce battles featuring Alm and Celica and their allies.
        • Special Hero Summoning Event – Ylissean Summer – Going on now through 11:59 p.m. PT on July 31, popular Heroes from the Fire Emblem Awakening game (Robin, Frederick, Tiki and Gaius) appear in swimsuits. These Special 5-star Heroes have new skills related to their new summer looks.

        Also new this week:

        In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo Switch console, the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. read more