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Nintendo is adding subscriptions to ‘Animal Crossing’ on mobile this week

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Nintendo Mario Kart Tour was just the start of Nintendo’s plans for mobile game subscriptions, it appears. The developer has notified gamers that it’s bringing two subscription plans to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on November 21st, both of which aim to lighten the load. One plan will designate an animal […]

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Nintendo’s snap-on Switch Lite case arrives in the US on December 8th

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Nintendo There are already a number of good Switch Lite cases available, but Nintendo might just have one more. The gaming giant has revealed that its previously Japan-only Flip Cover & Screen Protector will be available in the US on December 8th for $40 through online stores, and at retail […]

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‘Pokémon Go’ users can add PokéStops and gyms with Niantic Wayfarer

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Niantic Last week, Pokémon Go developer Niantic announced several new features for its AR game. One of the updates, Niantic Wayfarer, is now available for all trainers who have achieved level 40 or higher, allowing them to add real-world locations to the game’s map. These spots can serve as Pokéstops […]

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‘Pokémon Sword’ and ‘Shield’ offer an excellent but familiar adventure

Engadget RSS Feed It would be unfair to suggest that the Pokémon games have stagnated. The last generation, which began with 2016’s Sun and Moon, genuinely mixed things up, discarding the gyms and formulaic storytelling for an island-hopping adventure with an actual plot. It’s strange, then, that much of the hype around the upcoming Sword […]

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8BitDo turns the NES gamepad into a mouse

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Many moons ago, Swedish designer Daniel Jansson brought us a cute concept mouse that took cues from the classic NES console, featuring its iconic red circular buttons, black D-pad and grey body. There was nothing ergonomic about this peripheral, but that obviously wasn’t the point. 11 years later, it was […]

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Tencent reportedly wants to develop its own games with Nintendo characters

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links CHARLY TRIBALLEAU via Getty Images Tencent has eyes on building Nintendo-style games with Nintendo characters, at least according to the Wall Street Journal. It quotes an unnamed Tencent official saying the company wants to “expand from China” by building console games for the US and Europe. Rather than push its […]

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The best Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite accessories

Engadget RSS Feed By their very nature, Nintendo’s Switch and Switch Lite leave room for improvement through accessories. They’re not just giant boxes sitting underneath TVs — they’re devices gamers can conceivably take everywhere. So it’s no surprise there’s been a huge market of third-party peripherals, as we’ve seen with every other portable gadget. And, […]

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‘Mario Kart Tour’ multiplayer test is coming in December

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Nintendo Mario Kart Tour came to Android and iOS devices last month, but unfortunately, it shipped without without Nintendo’s signature multiplayer mode. Now, the company has announced that it’s launching real-time multiplayer mode into beta this December — with one caveat. The beta mode will only be available to users […]

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Nintendo Switch sales should pass the SNES next quarter

Engadget RSS Feed Nintendo sold 4.8 million Switch consoles last quarter, bringing lifetime sales to 41.67 million. That’s a 50 percent increase on the 3.19 million Switch consoles that were sold during the same period last year. Nintendo’s hybrid console surpassed the N64’s lifetime sales in April and now stands a good chance of eclipsing […]

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‘Luigi’s Mansion 3’ is Mario’s brother at his best

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links It’s been six years since Mario’s brother strapped on a modified vacuum cleaner and battled colorful ghosts in Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (known as just Luigi’s Mansion 2 in Europe, Australia and Japan). The 3DS adventure was a brilliant but sad reminder that the game deserved another home console outing […]

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