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#16525485 Pokémon Sword and Shield Announced (Nintendo Switch - Late 2019)

Posted by Ngamer01 on 27 February 2019 - 08:27 AM



Bellevue, WA—February 27, 2019—During a Pokémon Direct presentation today, Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of The Pokémon Company, announced Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, the newest additions to the main series of Pokémon role-playing video games. Developed by GAME FREAK inc., Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will be launching late 2019 exclusively on the Nintendo Switch™ system.

The Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games take place in the Galar region. Galar is an expansive region with diverse environments— an idyllic countryside, contemporary cities, thick forest, and craggy, snow-covered mountains. The people and the Pokémon who live there work together closely to develop the industries in the region. Fans will have the opportunity to visit various Gyms in the Galar region in their quest to become Champion. They will not be alone, since the newly discovered Pokémon they choose to be their first partner will be by their side.

“Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are the latest exciting adventures in the Pokémon video game journey that began twenty-three years ago on this day,” said Mr. Ishihara. “Since then, Trainers around the world have discovered new Pokémon, engaged in epic battles, and made countless memories along the way. We look forward to continuing this journey by exploring a stunning new region in the Pokémon universe when the games launch later this year on Nintendo Switch.”

The adventure begins in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield when players choose one of three new Pokémon—Grookey, Scorbunny, or Sobble. Grookey, a Grass-type Chimp Pokémon, is mischievous and full of boundless curiosity. Bursting with energy, Scorbunny, a Fire-type Rabbit Pokémon, is always running about. The stealthy Sobble, a Water-type Water Lizard Pokémon, shoots out attacks as it hides itself in water.

For more information about Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, please visit: https://swordshield.pokemon.com/en-us/.


Pictures can be viewed here:  https://albumizr.com....php?key=lhmg#1


So say hello to Generation VIII people!  To me personally, I'm disappointed GameFREAK has gone back to "Game Boy" style Pokémon after shifting the formula with the Sun and Moon games.  I probably will pass on Sword and Shield unless something happens to change my mind.

#16525482 Reggie Fils-Aime Retiring from Nintendo of America; Doug Bowser to be new NoA...

Posted by Ngamer01 on 21 February 2019 - 11:48 AM


REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- After more than 15 notable years at Nintendo of America, and nearly 13 as its President and COO, Reggie Fils-Aime will retire. His last day with Nintendo will be April 15. Doug Bowser, NOA’s current Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, will then succeed Reggie as President of Nintendo of America.

“I really appreciate everything Reggie has done for Nintendo,” said Shuntaro Furukawa, President of Nintendo Co., Ltd. “Inside and outside our company, Reggie is known as an exceptional leader. We are grateful that he is leaving the business in good shape with strong momentum. While we will miss him and we wish him the very best in his retirement, we are also pleased to have such an able successor ready to step into that role. Doug Bowser and the rest of the team will ensure a seamless transition and continued momentum for Nintendo.”

“Nintendo owns a part of my heart forever,” Fils-Aime said. “It’s a part that is filled with gratitude – for the incredibly talented people I’ve worked with, for the opportunity to represent such a wonderful brand, and most of all, to feel like a member of the world’s most positive and enduring gamer community. As I look forward to departing in both good health and good humor, this is not ‘game over’ for me, but instead ‘leveling up’ to more time with my wife, family and friends.”

“It has been my great fortune to work with and be mentored by Reggie for four years at Nintendo of America,” Bowser said. “And rest assured, we will continue to build on his work to evolve and expand our brand, furthering Nintendo’s global mission of creating smiles. There are millions more of those to come.”

Fils-Aime started at Nintendo of America in 2003 as its Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing and became its President and COO in May 2006. His time with Nintendo began during the Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance era. His leadership of Nintendo’s largest territory expanded the audience for Nintendo products as phenomena like Nintendogs, Brain Age, Wii Sports and Wii Fit brought millions of new players to the world of video games. Fils-Aime’s management led to record-breaking sales for products like the Nintendo DS, Wii, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch systems. At the same time, he communicated innovative new product features to a mass audience via his strong and affable personality, making him a favorite of media, members of the video game industry and Nintendo fans alike.

During his tenure, Nintendo of America has expanded its physical presence in the U.S., having established a key sales and marketing office in Redwood City, California, and built a new NOA headquarters in Redmond, Washington, that has received awards for its environmentally friendly design.

Bowser is an industry veteran who joined NOA in May 2015 as the Vice President of Sales before being promoted to Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing the next year. During his time at NOA, Bowser led the sales and marketing efforts for Nintendo Switch, which became the fastest-selling video game system of this hardware generation through 21 months, according to The NPD Group. Previously, Bowser was an executive with industry powerhouse Electronic Arts, most recently as the company’s Vice President of Global Business Planning. He also worked at Procter & Gamble in various sales leadership roles in Asia, Latin America and the U.S.


Say what you will about Reggie for better or worse, but one thing nobody can deny:  He was damn good at press relations and marketing (Wii U flub and 3DS early weakness aside).  We can only hope Bowser can do things just as well as Reggie did.


Also obligatory meme:


#16525450 PS Final Fantasy Multi-Platform Ports; Switch, PS4, PC, and Xbox One

Posted by Ngamer01 on 14 September 2018 - 07:57 AM

Press release:

LOS ANGELES (Sept. 13, 2018) –SQUARE ENIX® today announced that several titles from the legendary FINAL FANTASY® series are coming to the Nintendo Switch™ system, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and STEAM®.

From exploring the expansive world of Ivalice in FINAL FANTASY® XII THE ZODIAC AGE®, to enjoying iconic scenes from FINAL FANTASY® VII, IX and X / X-2 HD Remaster, fans will soon be able to play hallmark FINAL FANTASY titles anytime and anywhere.

The fun starts with today’s release of FINAL FANTASY® XV POCKET EDITION HD for the Nintendo Switch, and the upcoming release of WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY® MAXIMA on November 6th. The Chocobo’s Dungeon series also returns for the first time in ten years with Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!™ bound for release this winter. The remaining titles, including the return of co-op action RPG FINAL FANTASY® CRYSTAL CHRONICLES® Remastered Edition, will release in 2019.

The full list of the announced FINAL FANTASY titles...:

Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!™
FINAL FANTASY® X / X-2 HD Remaster


I've never had the chance to play some of these later FF games after they left Nintendo for Sony long ago.  I know some of the newer FFs might not be as good as older games, but I'd be willing to give some of them a shot.

#16525421 SSB: The Thread of Leaks & Rumors. SPOILER WARNING!

Posted by Ngamer01 on 08 August 2018 - 04:34 AM

The following was leaked/rumored last night out ahead of the SSB Ultimate Nintendo Direct later this morning (9 am Central).  I have not glanced at this, so viewer discretion is advised if you can't wait until 9 am Central.


Link;  https://gonintendo.c...ave-been-leaked

#16525418 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Posted by Ngamer01 on 06 August 2018 - 06:14 AM

Probably modes and maybe an additional surprise new character.  Since Subspace Emissary is too large and Smash Tour sucked badly, just bring back Melee's adventure mode, Sakurai!

#16525406 Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! / Eevee! - Nintendo Switch

Posted by Ngamer01 on 13 July 2018 - 04:21 AM

Team Rocket (from the anime) will be coming back:  http://www.nintendol...kachu_and_eevee


#16525104 Screenshot Sharing Thread

Posted by Ngamer01 on 23 March 2018 - 09:54 AM

So yesterday I finally finished the second DLC pack for Zelda: Breath of the Wild.  All-in-all, it was a good DLC pack.  The shrine puzzles were a bit obtuse at times, but the bonus dungeon was pretty good.  Once everything clicked, that dungeon became fun to do.  I still need practice at parrying Guardian lasers though.


The final boss of DLC pack 2 was a fun boss too!  Anyways here's the proof of my beating pack 2 (spoilers!):



So I got something to add onto my house in Hateno:



The End.


EDIT - If anyone is wondering what happened to my old pictures, I took them down.

#16525081 Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch (Tentative Title) Announced

Posted by Ngamer01 on 11 March 2018 - 09:52 AM



Announced at the March 8th, 2018 Nintendo Direct, Switch will be seeing a Super Smash Bros. game.  While we don't know if this game will be a sequel or a port of Sm4sh for Wii U/3DS, there are a few certain things.


1) Inklings from Splatoon look to be joining the fight in the Switch installment/port.


2) Link is rocking his Breath of the Wild look (Champion's Tunic).


3) Sakurai is involved. ( https://gonintendo.c...h-super-smash-b )


4) 2018 is currently targeted for this game's release which means we'll be seeing (more of) this at e3 2018.




The official website also updated:



#16524998 Amiibo Hunt

Posted by Ngamer01 on 11 February 2018 - 08:41 AM




Off the Hook amiibo announced (Splatoon 2 series) in Japan.  No word on a western release, but I'm sure it's just a matter of time.

#16524919 The YouTube/Video Thread (p.s. Other M is the shit)

Posted by Ngamer01 on 28 January 2018 - 08:48 AM

I would throw this in the GTA V thread, except due to all the lost 2017 posts, that thread now has a last post of 2015 on it...so...



If you haven't played GTA V any or in full, this will have spoilers.

#16524776 The YouTube/Video Thread (p.s. Other M is the shit)

Posted by Ngamer01 on 29 October 2016 - 01:56 PM

Happy Halloween!




#16524770 Pokkén Tournament

Posted by Ngamer01 on 28 October 2016 - 01:31 PM

Wailord probably will be too big for a playable fighter (Sakurai: laughs), but could be fine as a support character.  Bonus points if Skitty is the support partner to go with Wailord.  =V

#16524769 Chozo Sanctuary Nintendo Voice Chat

Posted by Ngamer01 on 28 October 2016 - 01:28 PM

I just want to quickly mention that I've reactivated notifications on my tablet since I've disabled the "Sync across clients" option.  So now I shouldn't be pinged on both my computer and tablet, just the tablet only.  So yeah if anyone wants to invite me for online gaming outside Mario Kart 8 night, you can ping me on Discord.  Just don't ping me for late/overnight play (I won't see it).

#16524751 Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

Posted by Ngamer01 on 27 October 2016 - 08:47 AM


Here's a match I had after I left Zombies mode (I originally played Zombies to pass time while Nintendo was doing online maintenance).

#16524733 Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

Posted by Ngamer01 on 26 October 2016 - 06:04 AM


I had forgotten how difficult playing Zombies solo can be (the fact I'm rusty and a novice doesn't help).  Still even a good round can go bad for an experienced player.