EA’s Criterion Games partnered with Stellar Entertainment to bring you Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered. It’s set to launch on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on November 6, while Nintendo Switch owners get to enjoy the game on November 13. This followup to the original features enhanced visuals and cross-platform asynchronous multiplayer competition powered by Autolog, a new technology that allows players to seamlessly connect, compare and compete with their friends.
Nintendo Switch emulators have been around for quite some time, but this is the first we’ve seen for Android-based smartphones that actually runs decently. Based around Yuzu, a highly touted Switch emulator for the PC, this one reuses some of its GPU emulation code, but unlike its open source counterpart, this one requires users to create an account and actually log in. Oh, did we mention that you also need a special controller? That’s right, it’s not even available to the public right now, but when this does hit stores, expect to shell out $99.99.
Set for release on March 13th is a special edition Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing-themed system, priced at $299.99. The device itself takes design inspiration from the new game, Animal Crossing: New Horizons and comes with pastel green / blue Joy-Con controllers that are white on the back, white wrist straps and a white Nintendo Switch dock filled with images of recognizable characters.
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Nintendo Co. Ltd. filed a patent for a ‘touch pen attachment, controller system and game system’ on June 4, 2019 with the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office), and this filing was just published last week (January 16, 2020). Unlike the recently released stylus, this the new touch pen is considerably shorter, but has the same exact length as a Joy-Con and can be connected to the controller with a slide movement.
Brain Age, also known as Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training, fans rejoice! This series of video games developed and published by Nintendo, based on the work of Ryuta Kawashima, is now headed to the Switch. For those who have never played the game, it basically consists of various brain training elements, such as Mathematics, Arts & Letters, and Sudoku.