Nintendo news (March 25) – Switch: 2 new models (rumour) / My Nintendo: Toad goodies (Japan)

Today’s Nintendo news: two new models rumoured for the Nintendo Switch, but also…

  • My Nintendo: Toad goodies
  • ARMS
  • Tool Assisted Speedrun
  • Dragalia Lost

Nintendo Switch

Back in January, Nikkei reported that Nintendo was seemingly planning to release a new Nintendo Switch model during the next Fiscal Year (April 1st 2019 to March 31st 2020). This new model would be cheaper and smaller, as well as more portable and easy to carry around.

And today, the Wall Street Journal reports that Nintendo may actually be planning to release not one, but two new models, and as early as this Summer to boot. The two models are:

  • a model with “enhanced features” targeteted specifically at “avid gamers”. It’s said to be not as powerful as the PS4 Pro or Xbox One X, but that much is pretty obvious (it’s physically impossible;
  • a cheaper model aimed specifically at more casual players, and seen as a true successor to the Nintendo 3DS.

We usually do not report on such rumours, but since those come from fairly reliable sources, we thought this was worth sharing. Right now, it’s not clear when those two new models would be announced, but if Nintendo is planning to release them this Summer, it would be in time for the Summer holidays in Japan. In other words: an announcement would be coming pretty soon (within the next couple of months).

Source: WSJ

My Nintendo: Toad goodies

Today, Nintendo added a bunch of Toad-themed goodies to My Nintendo in Japan. They can be “bought” using Platinum Coins (basically, they’re free), but they come with a 500 Yen shipping fee (which can be waived if you also place an order worth 5 000 Yen or more on the My Nintendo Store).

The Toad goodies are:

  • Toad picnic sheet (400 Platinum Coins)
  • Toad bandana (400 Platinum Coins)
  • Toad Tote Bag (400 Platinum Coins)

If you live in Japan, you can get the voucher required to order those goodies from My Nintendo. You can get them individually, or as part of a set including all 3 goodies.

Source: Nintendo


The latest battle of the Party Crash Bash event for ARMS will take place this weekend, from March 29th to April 1st. It will pit Ninjara (who has never, ever lost in Party Crash events until now) against Ribbon Girl!

Source: Nintendo (Twitter)

Tool Assisted Speedrun

Here’s the latest Tool Assisted Speedrun video for Nintendo games:

  • Donkey Kong Jr. (NES) by Aglar, Aqfaq, Ferret Warlord & Jigwally in 01:03.84

Dragalia Lost

Here’s the latest illustration for Dragalia Lost:

Dragalia Lost (Android / iOS) still does not have a release date in Europe.

Source: Cygames (Twitter)



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