1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Nintendo Switch Forum & Switch News - Nintendo Radar

NintendoRadar is your source of Nintendo Switch News, Discussion and more!

New 2DS XL out in July 28 in the US and will retail for $150.
The New 2DS XL. It’ll be out in July 28 in the US and will retail for $150.
It’s basically a New 3DS XL, only without the 3D effects. There’s a C-stick, Amiibo support, Z-buttons and its compatible with all of the games exclusive to the New 3D XL.

The new Zelda game
The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild continues to prove an extremely popular game on both the Nintendo Switch and Wii U.

While Zelda: Breath of the Wild may not have topped the sales charts for March, it did beat some of its biggest rivals.

The Nintendo Switch and Wii U blockbuster was the second best-selling game in March, behind only Ghost Recon Wildlands.

According to NPD sales data, it charted above Mass Effect Andromeda and Horizon Zero Dawn in North America.

And the good news doesn't end there, because Nintendo physical sales stand at a record-breaking 1.3 million for the month of March.

So you can understand why the Zelda brand might be riding high right now, with other companies at hand to expand its horizons.

Board game manufacturer USAopoly has announced that they will be releasing a custom chess set which wouldn’t look half-bad in anyone’s abode.

This new set will not be based on the Breath of the Wild though, instead it will use the main characters from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

"Link is King for the heroes and Ganondorf as the Dark King for the villains. You then have Zelda as Queen against Twinrova on the opposite side and more fan favourites like Epona, Impa and Darunia as Knights, Bishops and Rooks respectively," Nintendolife explains.

Unfortunately for UK-based fans, this appears to be a chess piece that will only be available to buy in the United States and Canada.

This wasn’t the only Zelda spin-off...
Article Starting today Target will have Mario Kart 8 "experiences"
The fun begins just outside the entrance. Those big red bollards (designed to stop stray cars) are transformed, with Mario and Luigi themselves welcoming you to the store.

Walking through Target doors always brings a little rush, but this time you’re crossing a starting line! As you walk through, motion sensors fire up flashing lights and play Mario’s catchy theme song.

Once in the store there will be a handful of “Super Target Karts,” featuring Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach. This is the first time Target has decorated their carts.

There will also be an assortment of Mario and Nintendo-related products set around the store.
Article Will there be a Luigi's mansion 3 on the switch?
Who else loved Luigi's mansion 2 it was one of my favourite games on the 3ds I was wondering will there be a new Luigi's Mansion 3 on the switch With the Poltergust 8000. We cant really tell what Nintendo are up to they need games like Luigi's Mansion 3 and Mario galaxy 3 Those were great games and will certainly boost numbers on the switch.
There's already been a lot of fan made trailers for the switch

Hey what do you think; will there be a Luigi's Mansion 3 on the switch?

Don't worry the link leads to a fan made trailer by JonRod480
Article Nintendo announces Joy-Con battery grips
Picture: Nintendo
Nintendo announced a new Joy-Con Accessory in their latest Direct. A Joy-Con Charging Grip that's working with 2 x AA Batteries to give you more Playtime! They announced this Accessory most likely because ARMS draws much Power from your Body and Joy-Cons although the Joy-Cons already last 20 Hours on one Charge. It also improves the Grip since its a bulge that needs to be there to fit the AA Batteries. We currently do not know anything about how long it will improve the Playtime. The Joy-Con Charging Grip slides onto the Joy-Con like the safety Strap but in reverse direction. Also, it features the improved shoulder Buttons like the Joy-Con Straps, this means you can't use the Battery Grip and connect it to the Nintendo Switch because the Battery Grip covers the Rails. It will be released alongside the Yellow Joy-Cons on the 16th of June.

Mod Edit: Corrected typo in release date
New Amiibo
During today’s Nintendo Direct presentation, Nintendo revealed three new amiibo for The Legend of Zelda series along with a release date for Cloud, Corrin, and Bayonetta amiibo, the final characters added to Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS as DLC.

Majora’s Mask Link, Twilight Princess Link, and Skyward Sword Link are new additions for The Legend of Zelda 30th anniversary series. Nintendo said the toys-to-life figures will be released on June 23. Each amiibo is modeled after key art used in their respective Zelda game.

The new Zelda amiibo may give players the chance to unlock additional in–game costumes for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, more specifically gear modeled after the Great Deity, Twilight Princess, and Skyward Sword outfits. The official Breath of the Wild guide published by Piggyback outed that this gear could be "unlocked by the corresponding amiibo," but it did not specify which ones would work. It’s also important to note that the Gear of Twilight set can be unlocked with the Smash series Link amiibo, but it is not typically available in stores.

Corrin, Bayonetta, and Cloud, amiibo will be based off of the art used in for the Smash Wii U/3DS DLC characters, and they will be available on July 21. Nintendo said it would offer two costumes choices for each amiibo. Cloud will sport his default Final Fantasy VII outfit and one modeled after the one he wore in FFVII: Advent Children. The Corrin amiiibo will have a male and female version. And, finally, Bayonetta will have two outfit modeled after her costumes in the original Bayonetta and the Wii U sequel.

The release of Cloud, Corrin, and Bayonetta amiibo for Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS this July will end a 19-month waiting period (584 days!) for fans. The company announced the development of Cloud,...
Minecraft builds it's way onto the Switch May 11th
Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition lands on May 11th, bringing the world's most popular sandbox to yet another gaming platform. Minecraft on Switch supports the Pro controller and up to eight players online, or four locally in split-screen mode. Plus, it comes with the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack, which throws classic Mario characters and locations directly into the game.


JZnSq5yM_normal.jpg Nintendo of America


Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition, including the Super Mario Mash-Up pack, will launch in Nintendo #eShop on May 11.

Nintendo revealed the release date for Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition during its Nintendo Direct live stream, where it also announced details about Arms, Splatoon 2, and other games heading to the 3DS and Switch.

Original Article
Article New Joy-cons

If you want more Joy-con options, Congrats!

Along with the release of ARMS, we are getting new Joy-cons.

If you wanted Zelda or Mario Joy-cons...

Maybe later. These new Joy-cons are none other than neon yellow.

Just what we all wanted, more neon.
Article Possible Switch Bundle Leaked

The official Nintendo Russian website leaked the above image earlier today and then it was quickly removed. Is this the first possible Switch bundle?
Article BotW Patch 1.1.2
A new patch for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has arrived. This is the game's third update, following ones that arrived on launch day (March 3) and back on March 31.

Like the March 31 update, the patch notes for today's update (version 1.1.2) are one line long and don't get into specifics. "Adjustments have been made to make for a more pleasant gaming experience," the patch notes say.

GameSpot booted up Breath of the Wild on Nintendo Switch and found that the game had been updated to version 1.1.2, the newest version.

The previous update improved frame rate in some areas, though it's unclear what exactly this newest patch does. We'll report back with more details as they're made available.