Today’s Nintendo news: streaming services re-confirmed for the Nintendo Switch, but also…
- Yo-kai Watch 2
- Go Cyber Shopping
Nintendo Switch and streaming services
The Nintendo Switch launched with literally no non-game-related service: no web browser, no streaming service, etc.. In an interview with the Washington Post, Reggie Fils-Aimé reconfirmed that streaming services were coming later down the line.
Here’s what he said about that:
We built the Nintendo Switch to be a world-class gaming device, meaning we want you first and foremost to play games on the system and have an incredibly fun experience.
We’re talking to a range of companies about other services, companies like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon — things that will come in time. In our view, these are not differentiators. What differentiates us is the way you play with the Nintendo Switch and what you can play. And that will continue to be our focus into the future as we continue driving this platform.
Source: Washington Post
Yo-kai Watch 2
Here’s some gameplay footage and some artworks for Yo-kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits / Fleshy Souls, releasing on April 7th in Europe:
Want to play on the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System with the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller of the Joy-Cons? Well, you now can, thanks to the 8bitdo Bluetooth Retro Receiver, which received a Firmware update today:
— 8BitDo (@8BitDo) March 8, 2017
Go Cyber Shopping
Today, Nintendo sent a press release to announce that a Canadian federal court ruled in their favor in a case against Jeramie King and his affiliated business, Go Cyber Shopping. That website was selling the infamous “circumvention devices”, such as flashcarts, modchips, game copiers, etc. (Sky3DS, Gateway 3DS, etc.), along with hardware-modification services and the court rules that those were illegal.
As a result, the court awarded Nintendo $12.76 million (CAD) against Go Cyber Shopping Ltd., including $1 million in punitive damages. This case was apparently “the first of its kind to test the Canadian Copyright Act’s Anti-Circumvention law”, according to Nintendo.
Source: Nintendo PR