Soon, you’ll be able to engage in high-speed turtle shell slinging from anywhere in the world on a Mario Kart mobile game.
On Wednesday, Nintendo announced a new line of peripherals that use, wait for it, cardboard to supplement the Switch experience. Launching April 20, Nintendo Labo transforms the Switch into new devices, including a piano, miniature house, and fishing rod. Players order cardboard modules, build, then insert the Switch’s Joy Con controllers. Using sensors, the controllers adapt to what’s been built.
The Nintendo Switch has smashed the record for the fastest-selling U.S. console of all-time, moving 4.8 million units in its first 10 months. The Switch surpassed the previous mark set by the Wii which sold four million units in the same amount of time.
The Nintendo Switch had a strong showing its first E3 (Metroid Prime 4!, three new Mario games!), for sure, but nothing quite like what Fuze Technologies is showing off. The company has announced Fuze Code Studio, which looks like a simple way to code your own games for the console on the Switch itself. You can use a USB keyboard or Joycons to enter code, audio and graphics will be packed in, you can make 2D and 3D games and Fuze’s language is supposedly simple enough to pick up that you don’t need any previous coding experience.
The Electronic Entertainment Expo has just wrapped up, and we’ve gotten a good, long glimpse into the future of gaming. We spent days on the show floor checking out the latest and greatest video games coming your way. Here are our top picks for the best games from E3 2017.
Last week, Nintendo dealt a crushing blow to retro gaming fans when it announced that it was discontinuing the uber-popular NES Classic Edition. We’re still not sure what Nintendo was thinking—most companies do not choose to discontinue products that get such great reviews and sell out immediately and consistently across the globe—but the good news is, we might see a mini Super Nintendo at the end of the year.