Nintendo is the latest target of Saudi Arabia’s gaming investment

Saudi Arabia now owns 5.01% of Nintendo, making it the Kyoto company’s fifth-largest shareholder, according to a Bloomberg report. The Financial Times calculates the Saudi investment to be worth $2.98 billion. The purchase was made by the Public Investment Fund, a sovereign wealth fund that makes investments on behalf of the kingdom. The PIF is controlled by Saudi Arabia’s controversial […]

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Finally, a crustacean-themed ‘Soulslike’

Indie developer Aggro Crab unveiled its next game, a Dark Souls-inspired adventure called Another Crab’s Treasure, in which players will battle as a hermit crab trying to reclaim its shell, during Nintendo’s Indie World stream on Wednesday. In lieu of your standard seashell for bodily protection, however, that hermit crab will scavenge armor in the form of cans, cups, and […]

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A new Nintendo Indie World event is coming this Wednesday

Nintendo Switch owners will get a fresh batch of game announcements on Wednesday, May 11, during a new Indie World livestream, Nintendo announced Tuesday. May’s Indie World showcase will be streamed on Nintendo’s YouTube and Twitch channels, starting at 7 a.m. PDT/10 a.m. EDT on Wednesday. Nintendo says viewers can expect “roughly 20 minutes of information on upcoming games headed […]

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The specter of broken TVs returns to haunt Nintendo Switch Sports

Nintendo Switch Sports brings back the motion-controlled, sporty fun of Nintendo’s watershed video game, Wii Sports, for a new generation of gamers. But with the return of in-living-room tennis and bowling comes a curse: the ominous specter of smashed TV screens. Released in 2006, Wii Sports was famous for its ability to turn the video game-avoidant into hardcore players. Scores […]

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Metroid Dread’s big boss rush update is here

Nintendo released the second of two announced updates for Metroid Dread on Friday, delivering the Boss Rush mode promised during a Nintendo Direct in February. The free update includes more than just your standard Boss Rush mode, however; two much more difficult Boss Rush-style modes are also included, as well as a practice mode. Metroid Dread’s new Boss Rush mode […]

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