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News: Nintendo Weekly Wrap Up - 19 Mar 2020By Flynnie At 19.03.2020 13:51

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The worldwide response to coronavirus (COVID-19) has dominated news headlines as a mass number of countries have gone into lock-down, quarantine and self-isolation. Week by week the virus has crippled stock markets, governments and caused panic across the world. The impact on the gaming industry has seen a few projects fall by the way-side while others still continue to go full steam ahead.To help brighten up your day GameXplain and Nintendo Life are still plugging away to bring awesome content and up to date news on all things Nintendo. Be sure to follow, subscribe and check them out. We have collated the biggest news stories of the week.

Nintendo hosts the Indie World Direct

This week Nintendo announced and presented the Indie World direct. A number of new indie titles were announced to be coming to the Nintendo Switch. Be sure to watch the 19 minute presentation below.

 

​Amazon Is Delaying Shipments Of Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Nintendo Life

Amazon deliveries have seen a huge surge in demand across a number of countries and now it appears that some deliveries of Animal Crossing won't make it to customers on release date. Nintendo Life has more information.
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons 1.1 Update Adds Online, Bunny Day, & Free Nintendo Switches Items!

The Animal Crossing: New Horizons 1.1 Update adds some major new features and a few freebies!

 

Nintendo Responds To Cancellation Of E3 2020, Says It Will Consider "Various Ways" To Engage With Fans​ - Nintendo Life

A number of major third-party publishers have issued statements on the cancellation of E3 , and now it's Nintendo's turn. Nintendo Life have the response from the Nintendo spokesperson.​
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The Switch Might Be Getting Another Bandai Namco Remaster​ -Nintendo Life

Klonoa, Mr. Driller, Wagyan Land, Genpei Touma Den, Splatterhouse. Which one do you think Bandai Namco could be remastering...Nintendo Life has the story.
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First Mario, Zelda And Metroid Next? LEGO Wants To Create More Nintendo-Themed Sets​ - Nintendo Life

LEGO and Nintendo are both synonmous with childrens toys and appealing products for the younger age groups. Could there be a long and fruitful partnership ahead?! 
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​More LEGO Mario Details! Origin, How the Tech Works, Tease of More Nintendo Lego Sets, & More! - GameXplain


A ton of new details have been revealed about the upcoming LEGO Super Mario sets thanks to a recent interview! Get more details on how the collaboration came to be, the tech used, the likelihood of more in the future, and so much more!

 

Pokémon Sword And Shield Version 1.1.1 Is Now Live, Pokémon Home Also Updated - Nintendo Life

It's been a while since much has been said about Pokémon Sword and Shield. In fact, the last major news about it was the reveal of the new mythical monkey Zarude, Now there has been a new patch 1.1.1, but what does it do?
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UK Charts: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Sales Jump By 108% To Speed Into Second Place - Nintendo Life


UK Game data is out, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has soared up the chart. Find out what else has moved up and down the chart by going over to Nintendo Life.
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Octopath Traveler Has Sold 2 Million Copies, Game Is 50% Off For A Limited Time - Nintendo Life

The RPG smash hit, Octopath Traveler has now sold over 2 million copies! Nintendo Life reports what a great achievement this is. Meanwhile, Nintendo Everything has also listed the rest of the eshop sale that Square Enix is hosting, there are quite a large number of fantastic titles available. Go to Nintendo Everything to see the full list and prices.
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​​Trials of Mana Graphics & Load Times Comparison (Nintendo Switch vs. PS4) - GameXplain

How well does the Trials of Mana remake hold up on Nintendo Switch? Join us as we put it head to head with the PlayStation 4 version to test the loading times and get an in-depth look at the graphical difference!

 

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