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An Apologetic Take on the Cease of NES Classic Production

Post Date: 7/8/2017 12:05:49 PM

An Apologetic Take on the Cease of NES Classic Production

If you’ve been following gaming news at all recently, you’re probably familiar with the NES Classic. For those who aren’t, Nintendo put out a miniature version of the NES that came preloaded with 30 classic games, including most of Nintendo’s biggest hits, and a controller in late 2016. The whole package retailed for $59.99. While you’ve probably heard of it, there’s a good chance tha...

Splatoon 2 Direct Recap, Everything You Need to Know

Post Date: 7/6/2017 9:40:33 PM

Splatoon 2 Direct Recap, Everything You Need to Know

Earlier today, Nintendo streamed a special Splatoon 2 themed Nintendo Direct. It detailed many already confirmed game modes like Turf War, Salmon Run, League Battles, Splat Zones, Tower Control, and Rainmaker. The direct also delved a little deeper into the world of Splatoon, showcasing some of the gear and clothing as well as the colorful folks who will sell it to you. We also caught news about the first Splatfest and ...

The First Splatoon 2 Splatfest Will be Held on July 15

Post Date: 7/6/2017 9:13:55 PM

The First Splatoon 2 Splatfest Will be Held on July 15

During today's Splatoon 2 Direct, the first of many Splatfests for Splatoon 2 was announced. This time, it'll take place before the release of the game. On July 15 from 3 PM PT - 7 PM PT anyone can try out the World Premiere Splatfest. If you live in Europe, the time is shifted to a more reasonable hour: the event starts at 6 PM CEST. Make sure to download the demo from the eshop anytime before the demo if you want to p...

Splatoon 2 Nintendo Direct to Broadcast on July 6

Post Date: 7/3/2017 6:53:04 PM

Splatoon 2 Nintendo Direct to Broadcast on July 6

After the launch of ARMS last month, the next big Nintendo title coming to Switch is Splatoon 2. We’ve heard quite a lot about this game since it was revealed back in January, but it looks like we’ll get one more burst of information this Thursday. On July 6 at 7 AM PT/10 AM ET Nintendo will air a Splatoon 2 direct. This direct will likely be rather short, probably 8-15 minutes in length, and give us some la...

SteamWorld Dig 2 is Coming to Switch Late Summer or Early Fall

Post Date: 6/27/2017 9:59:23 PM

SteamWorld Dig 2 is Coming to Switch Late Summer or Early Fall

We've known that SteamWorld Dig 2 was coming to the Switch before any other console for some time now. It was pegged for 2017 when announced, but the kind folks over at Image & Form have narrowed down the release window. The game is "pretty much finished now", and will be released in a few months after a final polish. This means that the game will land on Switch during the late summer or early fall. It will release ...

Marking the Return Part 1: A Metroid II Retrospect

Post Date: 6/26/2017 9:59:34 PM

Marking the Return Part 1: A Metroid II Retrospect

Nintendo surprised us all at E3 by announcing Metroid Prime 4, but they surprised us even more with the reveal of the Metroid II remake everyone in the Metroid community has been clamoring for. But why exactly is it that fans desired a remake to begin with? And is MercurySteam really up to the task? We at Nintendo Castle have taken these considerations into account and put the original Gameboy outing up to the pedestal...

Super Nintendo Classic Will be Available this Holiday Season for $79.99

Post Date: 6/26/2017 8:53:15 PM

Super Nintendo Classic Will be Available this Holiday Season for $79.99

It's been rumored for some time now, but Nintendo has finally announced that they will be putting out a Super Nintendo Mini for this holiday season. It's official title (at least in America) is the Super NES Classic Edition. It will be coming out on September 29 and features 21 excellent games. Seriously, the line-up is killer, you can check it out below. Among many greats (Super Mario RPG, Super Metroid, EarthBound, et...

Salmon Run is the Co-op Mode that Splatoon 2 Really Needed

Post Date: 6/20/2017 9:44:51 PM

Salmon Run is the Co-op Mode that Splatoon 2 Really Needed

We've known about Salmon Run in Splatoon 2 since the April Direct, but we haven't seen much of it since the initial reveal. Luckily, Nintendo had Salmon Run available to demo at E3 this year and we got a chance to try it out. My time with the game was rather brief, but I'd like to share my impressions nonetheless. For those unfimiliar, Salmon Run is a new local/online co-op mode in Splatoon 2 that can most easily be de...

Super Mario Odyssey E3 Impressions and Demo Footage

Post Date: 6/17/2017 5:04:07 PM

Super Mario Odyssey E3 Impressions and Demo Footage

Nintendo's biggest showing on the E3 show floor this year was undoubtedly Super Mario Odyssey. The game is the staple release for Switch this holiday season, so it makes sense that the Big N's E3 presentation pivoted around the new flagship Mario game. I got a chance to try out the demo out E3 this year, so I thought I'd share some of my thoughts as well as 20 minutes of footage that showcases both the New Dong City and...

ARMS is Now Available Worldwide

Post Date: 6/16/2017 5:39:25 PM

ARMS is Now Available Worldwide

Today marks the worldwide release of Nintendo's latest Switch game. The new IP ARMS is now available worldwide. The game is fighting game that features fighters with flexible arms. We've begun work on ARMS content like our ARMS walkthrough and other ARMS guides. Stay tuned for continued coverage as we uncover all of the secrets and features of ARMS!

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