Today’s Nintendo news: latest batch of Famitsu previews, but also…
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sketchbook
- Super Mario Run
- Blind Japanese boy’s letter to Nintendo
This week, the following two games will be showcased in Famitsu magazine:
- Splatoon 2 (Nintendo Switch, releasing on July 21st worldwide), with 6 pages of details about the Hero Mode (but nothing not detailed in this post, it seems…);
- ARMS (Nintendo Switch, releasing on June 16th worldwide), with the same details than the Nintendo Direct presentation and the official website it seems
Here’s the previews:
The latest issue of Famitsu magazine will be released on Thursday in Japan (Wednesday afternoon in Europe and North America).
Do you have an 8Bitdo controller? If yes, and it’s one of the models that have a Firmware, then you can click here to download the latest update. Why would you do that, you ask? Well, with this new update, 8Bitdo controllers can now be used with the Nintendo Switch! Even better: the Retro Receivers have also been updated, allowing you to use your Joy-Cons or Nintendo Switch Pro Controller with your NES, SNES, or NES Classic / Mini!
You can get the latest update for the 8Bitdo controller and receivers from this page (NB: as of writing, the server was overloaded, and the site could not load properly. You might have to bookmark the link and save it for later).
Thanks D.L.o for the heads up!
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sketchbook
The Sheikah Slate is definitely one of the most iconic elements from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Therefore, it’s not surprising that some merchandise based on that key item is being released.
Here’s some details and pictures for a Sheikah Slate sketchbook, available now from Think Geek:
- Officially-licensed Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild merchandise
- Exclusively available at ThinkGeek, GameStop, and Nintendo
- Sketchbook that look like Link’s Sheikah Slate!
- 100 blank sheets with perforated edges so you can tear them out if you want
- Sheikah symbol on front; blue Sheikah symbol printed on back
- Handle on the top with rubber grip so you don’t drop it off the top of a Sheikah Tower by mistake
- Makes for a great cosplay piece as well!
- Sketchbook: 12″ x 7″ x 1″
- Pages: 6 1/4″ x 6″
Want to order yours? Click here!
Super Mario Run
Today, Nintendo shared a picture showcasing some of the new buildings added with Ver. 2.1.0 of Super Mario Run, released a few days ago:
Blind Japanese boy’s letter to Nintendo
A Japanese boy named Hibiki recently sent a letter to Nintendo, to thank them for the Rhythm Heaven / Paradise series. Why this series in particular? Well, Hibiki happens to be blind, and so those are one of the very few games he can actually play… and he’s pretty damn good at them! The letter he wrote to Nintendo was to thank them for making games that he (and other kids in the same situation) can enjoy.
The best part in this rather touching story? Nintendo actually replied to the boy’s letter… in braille, so that he could read it himself. You can read the letter and Nintendo’s reply over at RocketNews24!
Finally, if you want to see how awesome Hibiki is, here’s a video of him playing the drums: