Super Nintendo World Theme Park Is a ‘Life-Size, Living Video Game’

A ‘Power Up Band’ wearable will track visitors’ progress collecting coins and fighting bosses. January 14, 2020 2 min read This story originally appeared on Engadget As promised, Universal Studios Japan is on track to open its Super Nintendo World park this summer ahead of the Olympic Games. Now it’s teasing the new area with a mostly-CG music video and song made by Galantis with Charlie XCX. If you were hoping for a glimpse inside the new area or some idea of what rides are in store, you won’t see them. Instead there’s a dance sequence and some dreamy segments showing how players go from hanging out at home with their Switch to enjoying an in-real-life experience. However, on a website that launched along with the video, it did mention the real-life Mario Kart experience we’d heard about, and says that families will be able to travel the park on Yoshi’s back. Also, there’s a […]

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Nintendo Announces the Switch Lite for $199

It’s a smaller, handheld-only version of the Switch with a 5.5-inch touch screen. July 10, 2019 2 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag As the rumors predicted, Nintendo has announced a smaller version of the Switch is set to hit the market in September carrying the name Switch Lite. As The Verge reports, this Lite version of the Switch includes several big changes to the original model made possible and necessary by it being offered as a handheld-only device. First of all, it’s smaller and ships with a 5.5-inch touch screen rather than the Switch’s 6.2-inch display. The Joy-Cons are gone, replaced with integrated controls either side of the display. You’ll notice the directional buttons on the left have also been replaced with a D-Pad. No Joy-Cons also means Nintendo has removed the IR Motion Camera and the HD rumble feature from the Switch Lite. If you want to play a game that requires […]

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