Nintendo Spot: 8/15/16 – 8/21/16


Week of: 8/15/16 – 8/21/16

Nintendo Spot is basically the major Nintendo news that blasts onto the internet and such, be it leaks or actual news, you’ll hear it from me. I, Sol, will be tackling it as soon as I can, so come here each day to see what has come out into the open!

Apologies for the strange update schedule for the past two weeks, I was out of town. Everything should be back to normal!

Monday, August 15th

The Second Half of the Sun and Moon Scoop

Last week, the first half of GameXplain’s analysis on the latest news dump for Pokémon Sun and Moon was released. Now, the second half is out. This one focuses on all the new Pokémon revealed such as Alolan Raichu and the elusive Wishiwashi. Check it out for more!

Samus Aran Sighted!

FederationForce2I am certainly not the type to spoil anything, so I’ll proceed with this information with great caution. As you may have realized, Metroid Prime: Federation Force is releasing shortly. Well, it appears that Samus Aran actually is available to be found by the player. While I won’t reveal anything else, I’m sure you want to watch this video to see just what exactly happens for you to find the legendary heroine.

Ready to Test the Waters One More Time?

This video was posted to Nintendo’s YouTube that calls for a “Splatoon Summer Splatdown!” The main thing you want to take from this is that the Splatoon Testfire Demo will be live again in case you want to try your hand at this inktastic game. From August 25th to the 28th, you will be able to get on the servers and test out Splatoon from 3 to 5 PST. Are you going to take the plunge and try it out for yourself?

Tuesday, August 16th

Gravity Falls and Guardians of Galaxy Writers meet Detective Pikachu

Perhaps a month ago, the “Detective Pikachu” film was announced. Now, Variety reports that Nicole Perlman, a writer for the film Guardians of the Galaxy as well as other Marvel films including the upcoming Captain Marvel film, and Alex Hirsch, the creator behind the cult-followed Gravity Falls, are working on this new film. What do you think about this news? Is it good news or bad news for you?

Pokémon GO Breaks Five World Records!

PokemonGo1The Guinness World Records announced last week that Pokémon GO has officially broken five world records. Not surprising, right? For specifics on these feats, click here. Here are the five records:

  • Most revenue grossed by a mobile game in its first month
  • Most downloaded mobile game in its first month
  • Most international charts topped simultaneously for a mobile game in its first month in its first month in regards to downloads
  • Most international charts topped simultaneously for a mobile game in its first month in its first month in regards to revenue
  • Fastest time to gross $100 million by a mobile game

Wednesday, August 17th

Yooka-Laylee at Gamescom!

Gamescom has kicked off and a trailer for Yooka-Laylee was shown off there. There supposedly will be more footage of this title soon, but for now, this trailer may bide you over. It even shows off one of Yooka and Laylee’s transformations, so you should definitely watch this.

The King of Red Figures


First 4 Figures is well-known for their detailed and beautiful figures of characters from the Metroid series, Mario series, and of course, the Mega Man series. However, they are also well-known for their Zelda figurines and they’ve just announced another! To the left, you’ll see it. It is Link on the King of Red Lions from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and it stands at a mighty 25 inches. This figure costs $479.99, too. If you’d like more details, please go here.

At the Woodcutter’s House

ZeldaNX2Another short clip of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was posted onto Nintendo’s Facebook. However, this one features a new place many of you may not have heard of: The Woodcutter’s House. This place is where you get the Woodcutter’s Axe which allows to chop down trees around you. You definitely should watch this!

Thursday, August 18th

Explosive New Pokémon Announced at Gamescom

Pokémon Sun and Moon has been coming out with information left and right. At Gamescom, another new Pokémon was revealed. This Fire/Dragon Pokémon is named Turtonator. Turtonator has the ability Shell Armor and learns the exciting new move Shell Trap. Shell Trap is a move that goes at the beginning of the turn and if the Pokémon that uses it is hit with a physical move in that turn, the Pokémon’s opponent will take great damage! How do you feel about Turtonator?

Portable Space Adventures

FederationForce1Metroid Prime Federation Force is a game that has been shown of for a little while, now, and it is finally releasing tomorrow! If you are eager to check out this game, I would suggest getting your wallets ready. You will be able to download it off the eShop shortly, of course. Are you going to take the plunge and buy Metroid Prime Federation Force?

Friday, August 19th

Pokémon Worlds closed to the public!

This admittedly may be a little late (it was announced on the 11th), but apparently the Pokémon World Championships have been closed to the general public just days before it will be occurring. It’s starting today, but still, many people were frustrated at this news considering people had already bought their flight tickets and were now not able to attend. However, I think people are justified to be miffed by this news.

A Quartet of Pokémon Revealed!

You are already familiar with the drill, so let’s dive right in. Four new Pokémon have been revealed!

  • First came Crabrawler. While it may look like a Water-type, Crabrawler is a pure Fighting-type Pokémon. This is a very tough Pokémon, apparently. Crabrawler has either the ability Hyper Cutter or Iron Fist. Crabrawlers use their fists so often, their pincers may fall off and are said to be delicacies. Which is… kind of strange to think of.
  • After that was a Pokémon we’ve seen previously in CoroCoro. Sandygast is a Ghost/Ground type Pokémon that obviously looks like a little mound of sand. However, Sandygast has the new ability Water Compaction. Water Compaction will raise Sandygast’s Defense by 2 when hit with a Water-type move. Sandygast, by the way, is literally the souls of those who wash up on shore. Think about THAT!
  • Sandygast’s evolution may look familiar. This Pokémon’s name is Palossand who has the same typing and ability as Sandygast. Palossand, by the way, apparently, possessing people to build onto exterior to build its defenses up. The shovel on the head is said to be used as a radar, too, which it uses to search for prey.
  • Finally, the adorable Stufful was shown off. Stufful is a Normal/Fighting Pokémon with the ability Fluffy or Klutz. Yes, I’m sure you guessed it, Stufful is Bewear’s pre-evolution. Despite its cuteness, Stufful hates being touched and will thrash out when it is held. Like Bewear, Stufful holds great strength, so it probably is best not to hold it.

Saturday, August 20th

You Feeling It Now, Mr. Krabs?

This may be one of the stranger stories I’ve reported on thus far yet is certainly very interesting. One of the first model imports for Super Smash Bros. 4 has been completed and it is a model of “Mr. Krabs” from Spongebob Squarepants put over Wario. It is very obvious it is just a rough model, albeit, but it is very amusing to see Mr. Krabs awkwardly chomp down on his foes. You should watch the video above to see this all in action!

Fire Emblem x Pokémon?

FireEmblemFatesIn a Nintendo Dream interview with Hitoshi Yamagami and Kaori Ando of Nintendo about Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, it was revealed that that game was originally in concept as a Fire Emblem and Pokémon crossover. Yamagami said “5 years ago, Ms. Ando proposed a plan [for a crossover], saying “You know, I think FE and Pokemon‘s rules are pretty compatible!” Though I agreed with her, by chance the Pokemon group had already proposed what eventually became Pokemon Conquest at the same time [so we were unable to follow through].” Both Ando and Yamagami were actually a part of Pokémon Conquest’s production coordination team, too. Later, of course, their plan morphed into a crossover between Fire Emblem and Shin Megami Tensei crossover which is detailed in the interview.

Sunday, August 21st

Arceus Departs Soon

The Legendary and Mythical Pokémon Arceus has been available at your local GameStop, EB Games, or GAME store for all this month and, if you didn’t realize, it will be leaving soon. This Wednesday, Arceus will no longer able to be picked up, so I truly would head over and get the code to download one as swiftly as you can! Remember, any copy of Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire can get it.

Metroid Prime 4 Teaser…?

Once again, some more spoilers from Metroid Prime: Federation Force, but this time, it deals with the end of the 3DS title. It appears that Metroid Prime 4 may be a game that will come in the near future if what we see at the end of the credits is anything to go by. However, if you want to see what makes us think we’ll be taking another adventure in the Prime series so soon, you should watch this video from GameXplain to see what’s what. Also, let me know what you think: Do you think this is a true teaser and we should get prepared for a Metroid Prime 4 or just a little nod to a potential Metroid game for the FAR future.

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