Nintendo News Roundup: Week of July 25th

What’s up everybody and welcome to the Nintendo News Roundup. Did you miss any of the news regarding Nintendo this week? Well look no further. Here you’ll find the important news, not so important news, and Nintendo things that are just news to me.

Nintendo NX Will be a Mobile Gaming System

Details regarding Nintendo’s mysterious NX console have emerged and it is rumored to be a powerful handheld console that can connect to a docking station for play on home televisions. From an article originally published by Eurogamer, the Nintendo NX will also have detachable controllers on either side of the system which will allow you to play your games while the system is propped on a table or desk with a built-in kickstand and even while it is docked and connected to your home television. The detachable controllers can also be used for two-player games.

You can read the rest of Jason’s article right here on TiCGN.

I was going to give my thoughts on this but 500-600 words later, I figured it’d be better to have an opinion piece instead. Be on the look out for that. I feel like after my last Nintendo opinion piece, I could balance out the hate with a little love.

Pokémon GO device gets delayed

The Pokémon GO companion device, Pokémon GO Plus, has been delayed. The device gives you the ability to catch Pokémon in Pokémon GO without needing to have your eyes on your phone constantly (you can see how Pokémon GO Plus works right here). The reason for the delay is because of an application update that will optimize the Pokémon Go Plus. Here’s what a Nintendo representative had to say about the delay, per IGN:

The delay is due to the preparations for the Pokémon Go application update in order to optimize Pokémon Go Plus. In order for us to offer new experiences to play Pokémon Go with Pokémon Go Plus with a quality level high enough to satisfy as many people as possible, we decided that it is necessary to take enough time for the completion. We ask for your understanding.

The device was originally scheduled to release at the end of July, but has been pushed back to September.

2016 Pokémon World Championships Stream Schedule Revealed

Want to tune in and watch this years Pokémon world championships? Do you plan on watching the championship and aren’t aware of the scheduled coverage time? Whatever the situation TiCGN has you covered!….

You can see the stream schedule and the rest of Javon’s article right here on TiCGN.

New Professor Layton game announced

Makers of the Professor Layton series, Level-5, have officially announced Lady Layton. Lady Layton will be a sequel to the main Professor Layton games but staring Lady Layton, Professor Layton’s daughter. The game will feature the same gameplay the Professor Layton series is known for and will be releasing in Japan on Nintendo 3DS, iOS, and Android in Spring 2017. There is no word on whether the game will be brought stateside. you can read the original article right here and check out the trailer below, however the trailer is the official Japanese trailer with no subtitles.

Notable game releases this week (via Nintendo Press Room)

Wii Retail on Wii U:

Kirby’s Epic Yarn – When Kirby incurs the anger of a sorcerer, he is transported to a world made completely of cloth and yarn. In this Wii classic, guide Kirby through uniquely crafted levels in Patch Land as he takes on a variety of forms and transforming into powerful vehicles. A second player can also aid in the adventure by playing as the adorably named Prince Fluff (additional accessories required for multiplayer mode; sold separately). You can check out the trailer below.

Wii U Virtual Console:

Kirby Mass Attack – Gather a mob of Kirby characters and then lead them through this crazy Game Boy Advance adventure in which nothing can stand in your way. Send Kirbys swarming over enemies, fling them into the air to hit flying floes and even use them to take on challenges of strength. Don’t forget to collect medals hidden throughout various stages to unlock mini-games. You can check out the trailer below.

Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console:

Kirby’s Dream Course – Get ready for one the most surprising Kirby games imaginable! In this fun Super NES golf game – yes, it’s a Kirby golf game – control the force and angle of your shot and sink Kirby for a hole-in-one. Play through various stages and acquire classic power-ups to get the lowest score possible. (In this game, a low score is a GOOD thing.) You can check out gameplay of the game below.

That isn’t all the Nintendo news this week. Those are just the important ones to me. If you feel like I’ve missed anything Nintendo related that happened this week that is important or just important to you, please feel free to share them in the comments below.

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