Nintendo news (Aug. 11): Nintendo Switch Online / Super Smash Bros. Ultimate / Daemon x Machina
Today’s Nintendo news: the Nintendo Switch Online service to kick off in the second half of September, but also…
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Daemon x Machina
- Nintendo Minute
- Yo-kai Watch Blasters
- Fire Emblem Heroes
- Ask Izzy
Nintendo Switch Online
As we get closer to September, Nintendo keeps sharing various details about its Nintendo Switch Online paid service on a not-really-regular basis. Yesterday, the company announced that it will launch in the second half of September. It was also confirmed that online will require a subscription right out of the gate: no trial period or anything (since the trial period is already running, until the full launch of the service).
Source: Nintendo (Twitter)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Following the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct, earlier this week, Nintendo of America shared a tooooon of screenshots for the game (252 to be precise!). You can find them all in the gallery below:
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch) comes out on December 7th worldwide.
Source: Nintendo PR
Daemon x Machina
Following the video interview shared by Nintendo of America earlier this week, Nintendo of Europe has shared their own interview with Kenichiro Tsukuda. However, this one is in text form: no video this time!
Here’s an excerpt:
What sort of story are you looking to tell in the game?
The story is set after the moon has fallen and the world has changed. Your immediate enemy is AI (Artificial Intelligence). When the moon fell, mankind built walls called Ovals in order to limit the disaster. In order to rebuild, they made machinery and networks controlled by AI.
However, due to the power of energy particles called Femto that spread when the moon fell, the AI was mutated, and became an enemy of mankind called Arms of Immortal.
Meanwhile, powerful individuals emerged, wanting to monopolise the power of this new Femto energy, and so planned to drive the evil AI out from the Ovals. Some humans, known as Outers, obtained special powers from the Femto.
They’re hired as mercenaries by those powerful individuals and fight against the AI in Arsenals. The player character is one of these mercenaries, and will uncover the mysteries of the world.
Click here to read the full interview!
Daemon x Machina (Switch) comes out in 2019 worldwide.
Here’s the latest episode of Nintendo Minute, which is about Monopoly Gamer: Mario Kart!
Hi! Today we’re joined by two very special guests, Camille and Anthony, to play a rousing game of Monopoly Gamer: Mario Kart. This is similar to the original Monopoly Gamer but of course it’s all themed to Mario Kart. There’s a blue shell dice roll, bananas to drop and all sorts of Mario Kart elements woven into the game. It’s so much fun so we hope you give this a try with your friends. Please be nice and don’t send them to jail like what happened in our game. As always, we hope you enjoyed this video and we’ll see you next week!
-Kit & Krysta
Yo-kai Watch Blasters
Here’s the latest video clips for Yo-kai Watch Blasters:
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) August 8, 2018
In #YOKAIWATCH BLASTERS: Red Cat Corps and White Dog Squad, the Blasters team must take down towering boss Yo-kai to protect the peace. Strategize, level up, and lead your team to victory! pic.twitter.com/AGFjbR9ZB0
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) August 10, 2018
Yo-kai Watch Blasters (3DS) comes out on September 7th in Europe and North America.
Fire Emblem Heroes
Here’s the latest set of mini acryllic figures for Fire Emblem Heroes, releasing in September in Japan:
Source: official website
Here’s the latest Ask Izzy video: