What the actual F*** Switch games are $99.99 in Canada now?

So here I was in EB Games the other day when I had to do a double take and said out loud to myself WTF?

New Nintendo Switch titles were $99.99 CAD, at first I thought I was taking crazy pills so I checked online and found the same insane prices at Amazon.ca and BestBuy.ca. Walmart.ca is still showing the old retail price of $79.99  for Mario Odyssey but you can’t pre-order as the game is out of stock. Pokkén Tournament on the other hand is $99.99 so my assumption is that Walmart.ca will be changing their prices soon for titles that haven’t been raised yet.

So, whats the deal? The Canadian dollar is almost the highest its been in a year yet our Nintendo games have shot up in price $20. I checked US pricing and as of the publishing of this story and Nintendo 1st party Switch titles are still $59.99 USD.

If you convert 59.99 USD = 77.6199 CAD so you can see why I question WTF is going on? Obviously this isn’t cool as gaming is already an expensive hobby and this price hike makes no sense.

I’ve reached out to Nintendo for comment but have yet to hear back.


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Metroid: Samus Returns – #E32017

Check out the reveal of Metroid: Samus Returns from the Nintendo Show floor at E3 2017. Another of my predictions came partially true, I wanted a Metroid and it looks like we finally get a classic side scrolling version for 3DS. You can even download a 3D trailer for the game from the Nintendo eShop to check out the new re-imagined 3D visuals for yourself.

Metroid: Samus Returns launches September 15, 2017.

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The Legend Of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Gets A Release Date

Nintendo today announced a release date for The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes for the 3DS.

The game comes out on October 23, making it the second first-party title for the 3DS in the month, with Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash also hitting on October 9.

Tri Force Heroes features three-player co-op play as well as single-player action via A.I. controlled paper dolls.

via The Legend Of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Gets A Release Date – News – www.GameInformer.com.

Club Nintendo’s Final Elite Status Gifts Announced

This final batch are all digital offerings. Here are your choices:

Platinum Members:

Animal Crossing (3DS)
Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze (Wii U)
Mario Golf World Tour (3DS)
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Mario Party Island Tour (3DS)
NES Remix 2 (Wii U)
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Punch-Out (Wii U)
Pushmo World (Wii U)
Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii U)
Ultimate NES Remix (3DS)
Yoshi’s New Island (3DS)

 
Platinum and Gold Members:

Advance Wars (Wii U)
Crashmo (3DS)
Freakyforms: Your Creations, Alive (3DS)
The Legend of Zelda (Wii U)
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (3DS)
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (3DS)
Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga (Wii U)
Metroid Fusion (Wii U)
The Mysterious Murasame Castle (3DS)
Pushmo (3DS)
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (Wii U)
Super Mario Bros. 3 (3DS)
Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (Wii U)
Super Mario Kart (Wii U)
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames (Wii U)
Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3 (Wii U)

 

You can check your status by logging into Club Nintendo. Note that at the time of publication, the service seems to be undergoing heavy traffic and you may have to check back later.

via: Club Nintendo

Nintendo Direct Coming on Wednesday April 1

Nintendo Direct

Catch a new Nintendo Direct on April 1 at 3 p.m. PT to hear the latest about upcoming Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games. Keep watching after the Direct for a short Nintendo Treehouse presentation featuring one of our spring 2015 releases. Don’t let the date fool you: This Nintendo Direct is no joke! www.Nintendo.com/Nintendo-direct.

 

Sonic amiibo Giveaway!

SonicWe’re giving away a Sonic amiibo to one lucky reader! Click the image above to enter or follow this link:

Sonic amiibo Giveaway!

There are multiple ways to earn entries, make sure to follow all the steps for the maximum amount of entries and good luck!

Meta Knight amiibo Unboxing

Meta Knight amiibo

So I’ve been caught with a bug, it’s called amiibola and my life has been spiraling out of control for these damn Nintendo collectibles. I was lucky enough to snatch myself one of the rare retailer exclusive amiibo, Meta Knight. So, for your viewing pleasure I cobbled together a little unboxing video.

Let’s Play Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Smash

Nintendo was nice enough to send us a copy of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U early and we’ve been busy beating each other to a pulp. Leading up to the launch we’ll be playing tons of Smash and making videos. Which modes or characters do you want to see in glorious HD. Let us know and we’ll try to get more videos and stream on Twitch before the launch on Nov. 21.

Classic Mode Play Through:

Create your own Mario Levels with Mario Maker – E3 2014

WiiU_MarioMaker_illu01_E3

For the first time ever, anyone can create 2D Mario levels using the Wii U GamePad controller. Making courses is easy, simply use the GamePad touch screen to easily drag and drop elements in your levels. Players can instantly playtest and edit their creations on the fly. With the tap of an icon, you can even switch the visual style between classic 8-bit Super Mario Bros and the HD world of New Super Mario Bros U. Mario Maker definitely looks like a unique title, check out the screenshots and trailer below.

Trailer:
Screenshots:

via Wii U – Mario Maker E3 2014 Announcement Trailer – YouTube.

Nintendo E3 Digital Event is Today at 9 AM PT E3 2014

Nintendo E3

Visit e3.nintendo.com at 9 a.m. PT to watch the Nintendo Digital Event livestream. In the meantime, be sure to visit the site regularly for the latest E3 updates and announcements.

By Ricardo “Rico” Ferreira
@RicF