Global TestPunch Times Announced

Last week during their Direct presentation for ARMS Nintendo announced that there would be an online demo/beta for the game.  They announced the dates, but at the time did not announce when on those days the servers would be available to play.  Today that information has been divulged. Here in North America you’ll be able to try out ARMS for yourself during the following times: … Continue reading Global TestPunch Times Announced

Precision Platformer, Splasher, Coming To Switch

Do you like pixel perfect platforming that borders right on the edge of chaos where you could die at any moment? Yeah? You’ll want to check out this game coming to Switch later this year. It’s called Splasher and it’s brought to you by Splashteam, a group headed up by former Ubisoft Game Designer Romain Claude. The game is similar to games like Super Meat … Continue reading Precision Platformer, Splasher, Coming To Switch

Arms Focused Direct Coming on May 17th

Nintendo has just announced a new Nintendo Direct that is focused on details about the upcoming fighter, ARMS, happening on May 17th.  You can tune in at 5:00pm CST to see the video.  They say they’ll also be showing off a new trailer for Splatoon 2 during the event. You can see the video as it airs by going to http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct.  It will also be available … Continue reading Arms Focused Direct Coming on May 17th

Switch To Get Its First Harvest Moon Title

Natsume is celebrating 20 years of the Harvest Moon series this year and there have been three games already released so far. Two previous games have been released for the PS4 (A Wonderful Life – Special Edition and Save the Homeland) as well as a re-release of Harvest Moon 64 for the Wii U. Today Natsume announced that a new game will be heading to … Continue reading Switch To Get Its First Harvest Moon Title

Nintendo Okie Podcast – Episode 363

This week everyone plays Mario Kart and there is no real news or emails. So we talk about weasels for a while. episode-363 Starring – Tony, Shannon, Shelby Run time – 1:15:34 We didn’t have any emails this week. That makes me sad. How about we have twice as many emails next week? Send them to podcast@nintendo-okie.com. You too can be a fool and use … Continue reading Nintendo Okie Podcast – Episode 363

Nintendo Okie Podcast – Episode 362

This week Micah puts on his lab coat, Shannon joins the bomb squad, Tony goes deluxe and Shelby doesn’t know who the “bad boys” are. episode-362 Starring – Tony, Micah, Shannon, Shelby Run time – 1:59:14 Email the show with podcast@nintendo-okie.com. You can follow us on Twitter, join that ye old Facebook group and subscribe to our YouTube channel. Continue reading Nintendo Okie Podcast – Episode 362

Thumper Brings Rhythm and Violence to Switch

You know what’s really great; music, high speed gameplay, neon lights and really scary bosses (okay, if you know me, I don’t like scary things at all, but this looks great). Thumper is a new rhythm game coming to the Switch on May 18th. The game is being developed by two former Harmonix developers (famous for some other rhythm games you MIGHT have heard of). … Continue reading Thumper Brings Rhythm and Violence to Switch

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Review

I’m going to be completely honest with you. I was very skeptical about the idea of a new version of Mario Kart 8 for Switch and not a completely different game altogether. The stuff I was seeing didn’t seem like it would really justify warranting another purchase for people who already owned the game. Yes, for people who didn’t buy the game on Wii U a purchase of the Switch edition of the game would be a no-brainer, but is there enough to really justify coming back and double dipping on the game if you already own it?

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Nintendo Details Upcoming Fire Emblem DLC

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia comes out very soon, May 19th to be exact.  Today Nintendo announced all of the DLC that will be available for the game.  Five different content packs in all will be available, as well as a season pass that will allow you to get a 30% discount on everything.  The full list of DLC that will be available looks … Continue reading Nintendo Details Upcoming Fire Emblem DLC

Nearly Half of All Switch Owners Are Playing Mario Kart

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe released this past week and has already done fairly well for itself.  Nintendo announced today, through a press release, that in the first 24 hours of sales alone the game racked up an impressive 459,000 copies sold.  That’s more than the previous record holder, Mario Kart Wii, which managed to move a measly 433,900 units on its launch day. Combine that … Continue reading Nearly Half of All Switch Owners Are Playing Mario Kart