Today’s Nintendo news: Splatoon 2 – Final Fest real life event in Japan, but also…
- Nintendo Switch
- Nintendo Switch revision
Splatoon 2 (Final Fest)
In Japan, the Final Fest for Splatoon 2 is moving into the real world. Starting today, fans across Japan can visit specific stores, and post messages of support for either Team Chaos or Team Order at a special stand.
Here’s the stores participating in this event:
- Team Chaos: Joshin, Tsutaya, Yamada Denki, Yodobashi Camera
- Team Order: Eon, Edion, Geo, Toys ‘R’ Us, Bic Camera
Also, fans who purchase some Nintendo Switch or Splatoon 2-related products can get some exclusive postcards:
The Final Splatfest takes places from July 18th to July 21st!
Here’s a trio of Summer commercials for the Nintendo Switch in Japan:
Nintendo Switch revision
Earlier this week, Nintendo finally revealed the very first revision for the Nintendo Switch: the Nintendo Switch Lite. It’s not the “enhanced” revision many players were hoping for, and it doesn’t look like it’s coming soon any time soon.
But it looks like Nintendo do have some more “surprises” up their sleeve in the Hardware department. The Verge reports that Nintendo has filed a Class II Permission Change to the Federal Communications Commission. That permission would allow Nintendo to sell a different version of the Nintendo Switch with slightly different components without having to have it go through certification once again.
Here’s the components Nintendo is planning to update:
- SoC (System-on-a-Chip, aka the Tegra processor in that case)
- NAND Memory Type (the internal memory)
- CPU Board
What can we expect for this revision? Nothing too exciting, other than more efficient components, and maybe different storage options. As pointed out by The Verge, it’s quite likely Nintendo will not openly communicate on this, because the changes are most likely going to be too minor.
Source: The Verge