Category: News

3 New Mario Controllers for the Nintendo Switch

PowerA will be releasing 3 new officially licensed Mario themed controllers in honor of Mario’s 35th anniversary. These will be an enhanced wireless pro controller, an enhanced wired pro controller, and a wireless GameCube style controller.

Pre-orders are available for all 3 of them with a release scheduled on the 30th of October 2020.

PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller (Mario Pop) – $49.99

  • Wireless freedom using Bluetooth 5.0
  • Features motion controls and mappable advanced gaming Buttons
  • Ergonomic design with standard button layout
  • Leds for player number, button mapping, and low battery warning
  • Internal rechargeable battery for up to 30 hours of gameplay

PowerA Enhanced Wired Controller (Vintage Star) – $24.99

  • Ergonomic design with Nintendo Switch button layout
  • Video game controller features 3.5mm audio jack and mappable advanced gaming Buttons
  • Detachable 10ft USB cable with Velcro strap
  • No batteries required
  • Switch button layout

PowerA Wireless GameCube Style Controller (Mario) – $49.99

  • The preferred gamepad for Super smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Wireless freedom using Bluetooth 5.0
  • Classic GameCube design plus larger d-pad and added left shoulder button
  • Motion controls and system Buttons added for compatibility across all Nintendo Switch games
  • Player indicator and low battery warning LED

Source: Nintendo Life

Octopath Traveler: The Complete Guide Available to Pre-order

Dark Horse will be releasing the English localisation of Octopath Traveler: The Complete Guide! This 224 pages thick book will includes insight and explanation of the main narrative as well as boss strategies for each of the game’s eight protagonists.

Furthermore, according to Amazon the book will feature detailed environment maps, subquest information, and beautiful illustrations that fully realize Octopath Traveler’s HD-2D graphics with exclusive explanations and commentary from the development team.

You can pre-order your copy here: Release is set for the 3rd of December 2020.

Source: Nintendo Everything

Mario Breaking Music Charts

Never expected to be writing this, but here goes.

According to chart data, which keeps track of music charts, the Coconut Mall theme music from “Mario Kart Wii” has entered the US Spotify Viral 50 chart at #15.

If you’re unfamiliar with the track, then look no further:

Source: Twitter

New Story of Seasons clothing hits Insert Coin

Insert Coin have released the Story of Seasons collection, which is available to purchase.

These cute merch will no doubt go down well for the fans. Insert Coin aren’t just releasing the collection on its own… 5 lucky orders/preorders this weekend will get a chance to win Friends of Mineral Town. Get those orders in!

Source: Insert Coin

Nintendo to Sell Single Joy-Con Controllers

Nintendo of America has just announced that you’ll be able to buy single Joy-Cons for the Nintendo Switch, starting the 11th of September. (They’re currently sold in pairs.)

You’ll be able to get the left Joy-Con in Neon Blue and the right Joy-Con in Neon Red. Both will retail for $39,99. There’s currently no news on this being sold in Europe as well.

Source: Twitter

Nintendo Bringing the Original Fire Emblem to the West

It’s been 30 years since Fire Emblem was first released in Japan for the NES and today Nintendo announced that the original NES game will be getting a port for the Nintendo Switch. Now we’ll all be able to follow Marth on his quest to vanquish the Shadow Dragon!

Added features to this port include: 50 playable characters and 20 classes, create bookmark save states, fast forward, and the ability to rewind turns.

There’s also going to be a special Fire Emblem Anniversary Edition. This will feature a download code for the game, a replica game box, instruction booklet, a map, replica Game Pak art piece, Nintendo Power collectible, and an art book.

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light will release on the 4th of December 2020 and will, unfortunately, only be available to purchase up to the 31st of March 2021.

Source: Nintendo