Today’s Nintendo news: Reggie Fils-Aimé retiring, but also…
- Fire Emblem: Three Houses
- Splatoon 2
- Nintendo Switch (China)
- Dragalia Lost
After 15 years spent at Nintendo of America, including nearly 13 as its President and COO, Reggie Fils-Aimé has announced that he’s retiring. His last day at Nintendo of America will be on April 15th, and after that, Doug Bowser will succeed him as President (one will note the irony of someone called Bowser becoming president of a Nintendo subsidiary).
As a farewell to fans, Reggie recorded a video and posted it on social media:
This is truly the end of an era for Nintendo of America, but also Nintendo as a whole. Within the space of a single year:
- Nintendo of Europe: Satoru Shibata got a promotion and was called back to Japan;
- Nintendo Co. Ltd: Tatsumi Kimishima stepped down as president. He was replaced by Shuntaro Furukawa;
- Nintendo of America: Reggie Fils-Aimé is about to retire, and will be replaced by Doug Bowser.
Source: Nintendo PR
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Just like the past few Fire Emblem entries, Fire Emblem: Three Houses lets you choose the gender of the protagonist. And this time around, you get to play as a professor at the Officer’s Academy. Your role will be to guide your students, and help them hone their abilities as they train. Of course, building bonds between them will be crucial, and you will get to take part in the usual battles.
Also, Koei-Tecmo have sent a press release to confirm that they’re taking part in the development of the game (which was already revealed via the copyright note last week, following the Nintendo Direct). Unfortunately, the press release does not give any additional details (such as their exact role, or how they came to work on the game to begin with).
Finaly, here’s a few more screenshots for the game:
Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Switch) comes out on July 26th worldwide.
The Squid Research Lab has announced a “Weekly Gear Ability Bulletin” on the News section of the Nintendo Switch. Every week, researchers will share details about useful Gear Abilities to use in battle. There will also be a link in each post: when clicked, it will launch the game, and you will be able to get Drink Tickets as present. Right now, it’s unclear whether those bulletins will also be available in Europe and North America, and the first one isn’t even live in Japan just yet…
Source: Squid Research Lab (Twitter)
Nintendo Switch (China)
Here’s a commercial for the Nintendo Switch in China:
Here’s the latest episode of Dragalia Lost Radio Castle, the official webradio program for Dragalia Lost:
Dragalia Lost (Android / iOS) still doesn’t have a release date outside Japan, the United States, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Maccau.