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Three 3D renders of the scrapped character Walpeach, originally intended for the GameCube game Mario Power Tennis

Waluigi Creator Shares Scrapped "Walpeach" Character Design for Mario Power Tennis

Waluigi creator Fumihide Aoki has shared renders and sketches for a scrapped Mario Power Tennis character known as "Walpeach". The designs were discovered on Aoki-san's personal Instagram account by…

December 1, 2023 | 10:39 EST

Hideki Kamiya in his new video

Hideki Kamiya Would Like to Make New Viewtiful Joe and Okami Games, Comments on Bayonetta's Future

Legendary Japanese developer Hideki Kamiya has been releasing some interesting videos following his departure from PlatinumGames, and today he shared a new one. During a ten-minute long video with…

November 23, 2023 | 03:43 EST

A character sitting in a chair with a mug in Jet Force Gemini, which is hitting Nintendo Switch Online in December

Jet Force Gemini Launches Onto Nintendo Switch Online In December

Nintendo has announced that Rare shooter Jet Force Gemini is heading to Nintendo Switch Online soon. In a post on X (formerly known as Twitter), Nintendo announces that the game will be coming to…

November 22, 2023 | 08:20 EST

Inklings wearing Splatoon 3's new winter gear as part of Chill Season 2023

Splatoon 3 Chill Season 2023 To Bring New Maps And More In December

Nintendo has announced the date for Splatoon 3 Chill Season 2023, as well as what content we can expect as part of that update. The multiplayer shooter's winter season officially kicks off on…

November 16, 2023 | 09:58 EST

A screenshot of several images, including the Nintendo Logo, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and artwork of Link from The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

Nintendo Announces Live-Action The Legend of Zelda Movie Distributed and Co-Financed by Sony

Fans of The Legend of Zelda series, it has finally been announced. After the major financial success of the recent Super Mario Bros. movie, Nintendo has announced that an official live-action Legend…

November 7, 2023 | 06:15 EST

Nintendo Switch Logo & Zelda from The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Nintendo Switch Has Shipped 132.46 Million Units; Tears of the Kingdom Sold Almost 20 Million Units

Today Nintendo announced its financial results for the first half of the fiscal year, between April 1 and September 30, including an update on Nintendo Switch unit sales. The press release mentions…

November 7, 2023 | 01:43 EST

Mario holding a mushroom aloft and grinning with Luigi in the background in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe key art

Final Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC Wave Revealed, And Yes, DK Mountain Is Back

Nintendo has announced the course and character lineup for the final wave of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC. Wave 6, which is due to arrive on November 9th, follows on from July's Wave 5, as well as…

November 1, 2023 | 09:21 EDT

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Super Mario Bros. Wonder Review - Oh, the Places You'll Go

Look, you can probably guess what I'm going to say: Super Mario Bros. Wonder is good. Well, you guessed wrong. It's not good. It's amazing -- wonderful, even. After what could be considered some…

November 3, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

Seven Toads lined up in front of a giant exclamation mark button in Mario Party 3, which is coming to Nintendo Switch Online this week

Mario Party 3 Brings Classic Party Game Mayhem To Nintendo Switch Online This Week

Nintendo has revealed that classic party game Mario Party 3 is making its way to Nintendo Switch Online later this week. The game will join other N64 games like Excitebike 64, Pokemon Snap, and …

October 25, 2023 | 03:58 EDT

The three new Splatoon 3 amiibo included in the Deep Cut range

New Splatoon 3 Deep Cut amiibo Range Revealed By Nintendo

Nintendo has announced a new range of Splatoon 3 amiibo, and they're modeled after everyone's favorite posse: Deep Cut. Launching on November 17th, the three amiibo (see what I did there?) are based…

October 18, 2023 | 10:09 EDT

Phil Spencer With PlayStation and Switch Logos

Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Promises Parity to Call of Duty Fans on PlayStation and Nintendo Consoles

Today, during an episode of the Official Xbox Podcast, Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer promised that Call of Duty fans on PlayStation and Nintendo platforms can rest easy following the closure of…

October 17, 2023 | 05:50 EDT

The key art of Super Mario Bros. Wonder including both Mario and Luigi

Mario's New Voice in Super Mario Bros. Wonder Announced

Today the new voice of Mario in the upcoming platformer Super Mario Bros. Wonder has been announced. The reveal came from the actor himself, Kevin Afghani, who posted on his personal X (formerly…

October 13, 2023 | 04:34 EDT

Creepy Inklings with spooky Halloween gear looking into the camera for the Splatoon 3 Splatoween event

Splatoon 3 Splatoween Event Kicks Off Later This Month

Nintendo has announced the return of the Splatoween event for Splatoon 3, and there's a spooky question waiting for your answer. In a post on the official Nintendo X account, the Splatoon 3 team…

October 13, 2023 | 09:37 EDT

Hideki Kamiya Quitting PlatinumGames With His Figures

Hideki Kamiya Explains Why He Quit PlatinumGames; Can't Work in Gaming Industry for a Year

Today former PlatinumGames executive vice president and chief game designer Hideki Kamiya provided more details about his departure (which was announced last month) and his future plans. Kamiya-san…

October 12, 2023 | 04:17 EDT

Four Animal Crossing characters rendered in Lego form in the new Animal Crossing Lego collab

Nintendo Officially Announces Lego Animal Crossing Collaboration

Nintendo has announced an Animal Crossing Lego collaboration, so prepare to get even further in debt to Tom Nook. The collaboration was announced earlier today with a rather barebones video on the…

October 5, 2023 | 08:34 EDT

An Inkling looking at the camera confidently in Splatoon, a Wii U game, meant to mark the passing of the Wii U and 3DS online services

Nintendo Announces Wii U And 3DS Online Service Shutdown For April

Nintendo has announced that Wii U and 3DS online services are to shut down in the coming months. Per an official announcement, from April next year, you won't be able to play Wii U and 3DS games,…

October 4, 2023 | 03:39 EDT

Four Kirbys posing next to a defeated tree boss in Kirby & the Amazing Mirror, the new Nintendo Switch Online game

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror Is Coming To Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo has announced that another Kirby game is making its way to Nintendo Switch Online in the form of Kirby & the Amazing Mirror next week. The Game Boy Advance platformer will arrive for…

September 22, 2023 | 03:40 EDT

Nintendo Direct September 2023

September 2023 Nintendo Direct - Find All the News & Announcements Here

Nintendo is broadcasting its third Nintendo Direct presentation of 2023, focusing on news and announcements about games coming for Nintendo Switch this Winter and beyond. If you didn't have the…

September 14, 2023 | 10:04 EDT

The Nintendo Direct logo for tomorrow against a red background

New Nintendo Direct Showcase Revealed For Tomorrow

Nintendo has announced that a new Nintendo Direct presentation is set to air tomorrow. The Japanese gaming giant is promising X minutes of new information regarding "Nintendo Switch games releasing…

September 13, 2023 | 10:11 EDT

The title screen of Kirby's Star Stacker, one of the games being added in the Nintendo Switch Online September update

Nintendo Switch Online September Update Brings More Obscure Games

Nintendo has announced four more games for the Nintendo Switch Online service, three of which were never released outside of Japan. Previous Switch Online drops have seen obscure gems like Crusader…

September 6, 2023 | 08:36 EDT

Mario in elephant form running to collect coins.

Super Mario Bros. Wonder Preview - Mario is Getting Weird With It

One of the few 10/10 reviewed games on TechRaptor is Super Mario Odyssey, the last mainline Mario game, which released about six years ago (and the last 2D Mario a decade ago). After just a brief…

September 3, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

Key art for Super Mario Bros. Wonder, showing Yoshis, Daisy, Luigi, Peach, and Mario, as well as a curved pipe

Super Mario Bros. Wonder Direct Reveals Tons Of New Information

During today's Super Mario Bros. Wonder showcase, we got to learn a ton of new information about the iconic plumber's latest adventure. The presentation was announced just a couple of days ago, and…

August 31, 2023 | 10:28 EDT

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Super Mario Bros. Wonder Nintendo Direct Coming This Week

Today Nintendo announced another of its Nintendo Direct livestreams, this time around, dedicated to Super Mario Bros. Wonder. According to the announcement made on X (formerly Twitter), the…

August 29, 2023 | 11:37 EDT

The Nintendo 64 box art for Excitebike 64 against a dirt backdrop, representing the game coming to Nintendo Switch Online

Excitebike 64 Revs Up For Nintendo Switch Online Next Week

Nintendo has announced another beloved N64 classic for Nintendo Switch Online in the form of racer Excitebike 64. The game is coming to the service's Expansion Pack addon next week, joining other…

August 25, 2023 | 03:35 EDT

Charles Martinet Does Super Mario

Charles Martinet Retires From Traditional Role as Super Mario Voice Actor; Will Be Mario Ambassador [UPDATED]

Charles Martinet has been the voice of Super Mario basically forever, but Nintendo just announced that he won't perform in the role going forward. The announcement made on X (formerly Twitter) pays…

September 7, 2023 | 02:42 EDT

Three Inklings wielding cool weapons as part of the Splatoon 3 Drizzle Season artwork

Splatoon 3 Drizzle Season Makes It Rain Next Month

Nintendo has announced the commencement date for the Splatoon 3 Drizzle Season. It's all kicking off on September 1st. New Splatoon seasons begin every few months; the game's inaugural Chill Season…

August 17, 2023 | 09:51 EDT

Detective Pikachu Looks Adorable With his coffee cup

Detective Pikachu Returns Shows Pokemon, Characters, & Investigations With Adorable New Trailer

Today, during the Pokemon Presents presentation, Nintendo shared the latest trailer about the upcoming Detective Pikachu Returns.  The trailer stars our intrepid detective as he sits with the…

August 8, 2023 | 09:43 EDT

Mario, flanked by Princess Peach, riding a kart along Rainbow Road in a promotional poster for The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Almost 170 Million People Have Watched The Super Mario Bros. Movie In The Cinema

Nintendo has released some stats for the phenomenally successful The Super Mario Bros. Movie, and it turns out the movie was pretty darn successful, to nobody's surprise. As part of its latest…

August 3, 2023 | 04:32 EDT

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Nintendo Switch Has Shipped 129.53 Million Units; Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom at 18.51 Million

Today Nintendo announced its financial results for the first quarter of the fiscal year (between April 1 and June 30) and published an update on the number of Switch units shipped worldwide since the…

August 3, 2023 | 02:52 EDT

Link riding his horse across an open plain in the Zelda Oracle games, which are now on Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo Switch Online Adds Zelda Oracle Games To Game Boy Lineup

Two classic Game Boy Zelda games have been added to Nintendo Switch Online. The Zelda Oracle titles, which comprise Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages, are now available to check out if you're a…

July 27, 2023 | 02:43 EDT

Sisters enjoying the fireworks in Nintendo Switch summer commercials

Nintendo Switch Japanese Summer Trailers Are Nostalgic & Heartwarming

One of the cutest traditions Japanese Nintendo fans can enjoy is the company's seasonal trailers, and the batch for summer 2023 has just been released. All three trailers have high production values…

July 22, 2023 | 11:54 EDT

A closeup of Link in the froggy armor in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Froggy Armor Is Tears of the Kingdom's Best Quality-of-Life Improvement

Of all the changes and improvements in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom from its predecessor, the addition of the Froggy Armor is definitely one of the most helpful. Course correcting on the…

July 18, 2023 | 11:10 EDT

Link running away from a giant crocodile monster in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, which has once again dominated UK boxed charts

Zelda Continues To Dominate UK Boxed Sales Charts

GfK's latest UK boxed sales charts are in, and hey, guess what: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom continues to reign supreme. Nintendo's latest open-world adventure has once again claimed the…

July 10, 2023 | 09:50 EDT

A Yellow Pikmin, a Red Pikmin, and a Blue Pikmin lining up and looking at the camera in the new Pikmin 4 trailer

New Pikmin 4 Trailer Teaches You The Ins And Outs Of Pikmin Expeditions

Are you getting hyped for Pikmin 4 yet? The fourth installment in the Pikmin series is almost upon us, and Nintendo has released another trailer teaching you all about the basics of exploring your…

July 7, 2023 | 08:40 EDT

Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Toad racing across artwork of some of the new courses in the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Wave 5 Release Date Revs Engines For Next Week

Nintendo has announced the release date for the upcoming Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Wave 5, which will once again add new tracks and characters to the game. The DLC lands on July 12th,…

July 6, 2023 | 09:34 EDT

Key art for Pikmin 4, which depicts several Pikmin, the dog Oatchi, and some of the creatures you'll meet in the game

Pikmin 4 Overview Trailer Shows Off Story, Strategy, And Much More

Nintendo has unveiled a new Pikmin 4 trailer, intended to give you an overview of the adorable-looking real-time strategy game. Appropriately named the "Overview Trailer", the new trailer covers…

June 29, 2023 | 03:52 EDT

Link facing a Zonai construct in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, which is at the top of Circana's May 2023 sales data

Circana May 2023 Sales Data Crowns The Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom

Circana, formerly known as the NPD Group, has released its sales data for May 2023. Totally unsurprisingly, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has utterly dominated the software charts,…

June 27, 2023 | 09:56 EDT

Key art for Everybody 1-2 Switch!, which shows several players and a man in a terrifying horse mask

New Everybody 1-2 Switch! Trailer Shows Off Wacky Minigames

Nintendo has debuted a new Everybody 1-2 Switch! trailer, showing off some of the minigames you can expect to enjoy if you pick up this party game. Minigames on display include a relay race, a hide-…

June 27, 2023 | 09:41 EDT

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Is Final Fantasy 16 Basically Devil May Cry? | TechRaptor Podcast 90

This week on the podcast Robert, Andrew, Rutledge, and Stretch talked about the big news coming out of the Nintendo Direct. Pokemon DLC seems to be named incorrectly, Detective Pikachu still seems…

June 26, 2023 | 07:00 EDT

Lyn choosing where to go from a grid of squares in Fire Emblem, now on Nintendo Switch Online

Fire Emblem Hits Nintendo Switch Online GBA Lineup

If more recent Fire Emblem games haven't been scratching that pure strategy itch, Nintendo has some good news for you. 2003's Fire Emblem is now available as part of Nintendo Switch Online's Game Boy…

June 23, 2023 | 10:49 EDT

Super Mario RPG Remake showing Mario holding up a super stars

Super Mario RPG Remake Announced

Over 25 years ago, Nintendo and Square Enix partnered for a landmark game - Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. An acclaimed title released near the end of the SNES life, it also managed to…

June 21, 2023 | 10:20 EDT

A man in a comedy horse mask clapping in Everybody 1-2 Switch!

New Everybody 1-2 Switch! Trailer Released For Some Reason

Hey, did you know a Nintendo Direct is airing in a little while? Nintendo probably knows that as well, which is part of what makes the timing of the studio's latest Everybody 1-2 Switch! trailer just…

June 21, 2023 | 09:19 EDT

Super Mario Bros Wonder with Mario in Elephant form in the center of the screen, and blocks on the left

Nintendo Announces Super Mario Bros. Wonder

Since 2006, 2D Mario has been plagued with a word on all of it, making it difficult to discuss, new. The 'New' Super Mario Bros series began in 2006 as a return to the sidescrolling, two-dimensional…

June 21, 2023 | 10:49 EDT

The player watching as their Pikmin fight a monster in Pikmin 4

New Pikmin 4 Trailer Asks You To Save Captain Olimar

A new Pikmin 4 trailer has been released, setting up the story of the upcoming fourth installment in Nintendo's real-time strategy series. Narrated in the style of a classic newsreel or B-movie…

June 6, 2023 | 09:46 EDT

The new range of pastel-colored Joy-Cons coming to Switch in late June

Nintendo Announces New Range Of Pastel-Colored Joy-Cons, Coming This Month

Nintendo has announced a new range of pastel-colored Joy-Cons that you'll be able to buy later this month. The range includes four Joy-Con colors and lands on June 30th, so you should have some extra…

June 2, 2023 | 03:49 EDT

Link Wearing the Korok Mask in Tears of the Kingdom

How to get the Korok Mask in Tears of the Kingdom

Tears of the Kingdom is Link's latest adventure and there's a lot to collect. Armor sets, Shrines, and most of all... Korok Seeds. Unlike Breath of the Wild's 900 Korok Seeds there are 1000 Korok…

May 20, 2023 | 11:07 EDT

Link flying above the sky islands in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom on a glider powered by a fan.

Tears of the Kingdom Turns Glitches Into Gameplay

How do you follow up a game that is considered by many to be the greatest game ever made? How is it even possible, and how does Tears of the Kingdom do it so well? The answer is remarkably simple:…

May 22, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

Link Skydiving in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

How Fuse Solved Breath of the Wild’s Weapon Durability Problem

I always dreaded when my last reliable weapon started to flash red in Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. I knew the good times were almost over, and I prayed that Link’s bottomless…

May 21, 2023 | 12:00 EDT