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Nintendo Switch won’t have 3DS or Wii U backward compatibility

Nintendo Switch won’t have 3DS or Wii U backward compatibility

There are still plenty of questions surrounding Nintendo's Switch, but one by one, Nintendo seems to be knocking them out. One major question centers around whether or not the console will be backward compatible. Nintendo consoles have generally been pretty good with backward compatibility, but that looks like it's all changing with the release of the Switch.

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Nintendo’s lime green New 3DS XL comes packed with a classic game

Nintendo’s lime green New 3DS XL comes packed with a classic game

All eyes may be on the Switch at the moment, but that's not stopping Nintendo from releasing a new 3DS variant. Nintendo has teamed up with Amazon to launch a lime green New 3DS XL, and the loud, vibrant color isn't the only thing that makes this special edition stand out. That's because this lime green New 3DS XL ships with a copy of Super Mario World pre-installed.

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Nintendo Switch reveal: Six burning questions that need answers

Nintendo Switch reveal: Six burning questions that need answers

Nintendo's Switch reveal trailer actually had a lot of hidden details in it, but it didn't come close to answering all of the questions we have. There's so much left to discover about the device, and the answers to those questions could determine whether the Switch sinks or swims. While we wait for Nintendo to share the next morsel of information about the Switch, here are six burning questions we have about the company's latest console.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon say goodbye to HMs

Pokemon Sun and Moon say goodbye to HMs

Yesterday, a YouTube user by the name of Kaphotics shared the details of a datamine that had been carried out on the Pokemon Sun and Moon demo. Kaphotics is back today with more information, revealing some rather game-changing details about the new Pokemon titles. Fair warning: those who want to avoid spoilers may not want to continue further.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon leak: What you need to know

Pokemon Sun and Moon leak: What you need to know

The demo for Pokemon Sun and Moon released today and, as expected, someone has datamined it to bring us all sorts of tasty details. The information is all laid out in a series of three videos by YouTube user Kaphotics. Though the videos are each rather short, they're packed to the brim with new details and cover a lot of ground.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer focuses almost entirely on new monsters

Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer focuses almost entirely on new monsters

Up until now, most of the Pokemon Sun and Moon trailers we've seen have previewed a mix of new Pokemon, gameplay mechanics, characters, and locations. That isn't the case with this latest trailer, which focuses almost entirely on introducing new Pokemon. More specifically, Nintendo has taken the opportunity to reveal a significant number of evolved forms.

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Battlefield 1, Call of Duty lead the way in Nielsen’s most anticipated games

Battlefield 1, Call of Duty lead the way in Nielsen’s most anticipated games

Nielsen Game Rank has released its list of the most anticipated games for the Holiday 2016 season, and it probably won't come as much of a surprise that Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare are in a dead heat for the most anticipated multi-platform title. The survey gives both titles an overall anticipation rating of 96%, while Final Fantasy XV and Batman: Return to Arkham round out the top four most anticipated multi-platform games.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon demo arrives October 18, starter evolutions revealed

Pokemon Sun and Moon demo arrives October 18, starter evolutions revealed

A new Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer has arrived, and it shows off the first evolved forms for the games' three new starter Pokemon. Rowlet, the grass/flying dual type starter that the internet fell in love with will evolve into Dartrix, while the fire cat Litten evolves into Torracat and the water-type seal Pokemon Popplio will evolve into Brionne, referred to in Nintendo's announcement as the "Pop Star Pokemon."

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Super Mario Maker 3DS won’t support 3D gameplay

Super Mario Maker 3DS won’t support 3D gameplay

Bad news for the four of you who regularly use the stereoscopic 3D features of your 3DS: the official box art for Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS has arrived, and on it, we can see a warning that says the game will only play in 2D. This means that your handy little 3D slider won't do anything when you're playing Super Mario Maker, dooming you to enjoy a mere two planes while you're crafting your levels.

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Pokemon Bank getting National Pokedex feature with Sun and Moon support

Pokemon Bank getting National Pokedex feature with Sun and Moon support

With today's Pokemon Sun and Moon news comes the announcement of a major update for Pokemon Bank. For those not in the know, Pokemon Bank is a utility app Nintendo created for the 3DS that allows players to easily store and transfer Pokemon between generation six games. That functionality will extend into the seventh generation of Pokemon games, with Nintendo confirming today that Pokemon Sun and Moon will receive Bank support in January 2017.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer reveals version-exclusive monsters

Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer reveals version-exclusive monsters

As with all of the Pokemon games that came before them, Pokemon Sun and Moon will come with a number of new Pokemon that will be exclusive to one version or the other. A freshly-landed trailer for Sun and Moon is detailing just a few of these version exclusives, giving us an early glimpse at the Pokemon you'll be able to find in your preferred version.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer shows off two new Ultra Beasts

Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer shows off two new Ultra Beasts

Last time The Pokemon Company and Nintendo decided to part with some Pokemon Sun and Moon information, they revealed the concept of Ultra Beasts. These new monsters roam the region of Alola and apparently present something of a threat to Pokemon and Humans alike, but for the moment, they're mostly shrouded in mystery. Though we're getting a glance at two new Ultra Beasts in the latest Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer, the mystery still remains, leaving us to guess how Ultra Beasts will factor into the overarching story.

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