Where have we been? — Site Update

You might have noticed that we’ve been inactive since E3 2015 earlier this summer–almost 3 months ago. Where have we been? What happened? The team needed a well required break, as probably shown from our lackluster coverage during the event and following it.

We’ve been struggling with posting and getting more than one post a day, if even one at all. News has been quite slow as well, and our coverage standards make it even harder to find a worthwhile post.

What began as a small hobby quickly needed to become more than that, something that required more attention and effort, which quite frankly none of us was able to give. The effort to outcome ratio didn’t seem worth it either, as more features (such as the planned site upgrade, forums, etc.) required more effort but we have no direct revenue with what we did and the outcome may not have been worth it. Our vision for the future of the site just wasn’t able to be fulfilled.

With each week, we had been making fewer and fewer posts and getting fewer views in return. We can’t expect more views without more frequent posting, which we couldn’t do. That’s where the line between a small hobby and a more serious job, which we again couldn’t do.

So what does this mean?

The Nintendo Home has been a great experience for the team, we’ve been reached out by many awesome developers and interacting with our readers on our Twitter and Facebook pages with fun giveaways was a blast, but it’s become more than we can handle and give our attention to.

Are you shutting down now?

No. The Nintendo Home will stay functioning as an archive under the same exact domain, and our pages will be inactive. If we’re able to give the site the effort it needs to consistently run, then we’ll possibly return. But at least for the time being, we’re finished with posting.

We’re sorry to have disappointed any of our readers, but it’s been an awesome three and a half years. The support we’ve received with our reviews, articles, and posts have been great. We hope you’ll understand our decision.

E3 2015: Nintendo Digital Event Roundup


Let’s be honest: if you’re reading this, you’ve likely already heard that Nintendo’s Digital Event at this year’s E3 was pretty underwhelming. With E3 hype through the roof every year, it’s unsurprising to see such a reaction. That doesn’t mean that Nintendo had nothing to share though; the company actually had quite a lot of info on new and returning games this year. It’s just that what they chose to show proved to be underwhelming according to most Nintendo fans. Anyhow, if you want to see what everyone is talking about, read through this run-down of the show’s significant events (or, of course, you can watch the whole presentation — and the Nintendo Treehouse event after the fact — here).

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Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Announced


The latest entry in the Mario Tennis series, Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, has been confirmed. The title is in development for the Nintendo Wii U. The game features powerups, such as the Mega Mushroom. The only confirmed characters so far are Mario, Bowser, Toad and Peach, but many more are presumably going to be included. The game is scheduled to be released Holiday 2015.

Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival Announced for Wii U

A brand new Animal Crossing game has been confirmed for the Wii U–though it’s quite different from previous instalments. Unlike the life simulator gameplay of the previous four titles, Amiibo Festival is a party game, in the similar vein of Mario Party. No minigames have been shown off yet, and it is presumed amiibo are needed for the title.

The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes Announced

The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes was announced today for the Nintendo 3DS. Seemingly being inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords, the game bears a striking resemblance to the 2012 title; The Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds.

Likewise to Four Swords, the game focuses on Multiplayer. However, unlike previous titles, the game is based more-so on co-op, as opposed to competitive play. New elements such as “Totem time” have been added to add this emphasis of multiplayer, helping those work together. The wall element from a Link Between Worlds will also make an appearance. The game is scheduled for Fall, 2015.

Star Fox Zero confirmed for Wii U


The latest entry in the Star Fox series has finally been unveiled in the Nintendo Digital Event on June 16th, 2015. The latest title is trying to push the idea of it’s new identity, not being just a sequel or remake, having a large emphasis of different ideas, being further presented by the title. The game will be released later in 2015.

Roy and Ryu Join the Super Smash Bros. Roster, Available Right Now

During Sakurai’s pre-E3 Super Smash Bros. event, we got a look at new Mii fighter costumes including MegaMan.EXE and Isabelle, the return of the Dreamland 64 stage, the previously revealed Miiverse stage and Tourney mode, the reveal and release of Ryu from Street Fighter and return of Roy from Fire Emblem, as well as Lucas. You can watch the entire event above or read the summary and pricing details after the jump.

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Hyrule Warriors Will Be Making Its Way to the Nintendo 3DS

Earlier today, Koei Tecmo accidentally released a trailer for Hyrule Warriors, but shown on the Nintendo 3DS with new characters including Tetra from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. The original trailer has since been set to private, however, you can find a reuploaded version of the trailer above. We can expect to see the game and an official reveal during Nintendo’s E3 digital event in just a few days.