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No New Toys To Be Released For Nintendo’s “StarLink: Battle for Atlas”

“Starlink: Battle for Atlas: was a very ambitious project for Nintendo and their Switch console. They took the success of the Amiibo line, and tried to expand it into something more toy-like for kids to play with, while also combining it with video games. It was a very cool concept, similar to Tomy’s LightSeekers. Ultimately, both failed to deliver, and any hopes for more toys for “Starlink” have crash-landed.

Ubisoft released a post on their official website, announcing that more toys would not be on the way for this game. However, in-game content would continue and grow, you just won’t have anything physical to play with.

Here is the full note from the Dev team:

Thank you so much for the warm response to the new Starlink content announced during the February Nintendo Direct.

With the announcement of new content arriving this April, we felt that it is important to provide an update on the topic of physical toys. Starlink: Battle for Atlas has been a passion project for us from the start, and we are incredibly proud of the modular Starship technology we have developed, and how well players have responded to it.

Despite the immense and continuous support from our players, the sales for Starlink: Battle for Atlas fell below expectations. Consequently, we recently made the decision to not release any additional physical toys for the Spring update and in the future.

As part of our effort to do right by our passionate and dedicated community we are currently hard at work on our biggest update to the game so far and are pleased to tell all of you that there will be new digital ships, pilots and weapons to collect.

Additionally, there will be a ton of free content to expand your games such as additional missions, challenges and new activities to engage in throughout Atlas, including content that was inspired by community suggestions, such as Outlaw Racing.

We’re very grateful for the support we have received from players around the world and can’t wait for everyone to get their hands on our next big update launching this April.

We’ll see you in the stars,

Starlink Development Team

The toys for “Starlink” interacted with the game by plugging them into the controller, and was a very cool idea that just never caught on with gamers. Sad to see something this interesting fade away, but perhaps another company in the future can figure out what went wrong and try it again – this time doing it in a more sustainable way.

The only upside for this is if you wanted to try the game but didn’t want to spend the money investing in it, much like Skylanders, the prices for the toys will likely start dropping soon, making it much easier to start playing.

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Nintendo Poised To Launch Two New Switch Models Later This Year

While Sony and Microsoft may be preparing to announce their next consoles sooner than we think, Nintendo is revamping their current one – the Switch.

Nintendo is hoping to keep sales high going into the third year of the Switch’s existence, and have decided to use a strategy they employed with their handheld consoles to put the Switch in more households, as well as one that their competitors are currently using. The Wall Street Journal got the scoop on this one, and cited parts suppliers and software developers as their sources for this info.

The first model “will have enhanced features targeted at avid videogamers, although it won’t be as powerful as Sony Corp.’s PlayStation 4 Pro or Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox One X.”

The second model “is a cheaper option for casual gamers that Nintendo sees as a successor to its aging hand-held 3DS device.” The reduced cost comes at the loss of certain features, including the ability to vibrate.

The two new consoles are expected to be revealed at E3, and released very quickly after that announcement.

The fact that buyers can choose for a simpler system or a more advanced system, and still buy the normal version, makes the Switch a very interesting console now. They aren’t stripping anything super important away, and are adding value to it in alternative ways. If you have been sitting on buying a Switch for awhile, this year might be time for you to make that big purchase.

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“The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening” Gets Switch Remake Later This year

The very first Legend of Zelda game for a handheld system, “Link’s Awakening” is making a comeback with a newly reinvigorated upgrade on the Switch.

During yesterday’s Nintendo Direct, the remake was announced, along with how it will differ from its predecessor.

Unlike the original Gameboy version as a 2-D top-down RPG, the Switch remake will use 3D models to modernize the look and feel of the game.

Check out the trailer below:

Originally released for the Game Boy system more than 25 years ago in 1993, one of the most beloved games in The Legend of Zelda series returns. In this modern re-imagining, players once again return to the mysterious island of Koholint to guide Link on a perilous adventure.

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening arrives exclusively on Nintendo Switch in 2019.

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Everything You Need To Know About The Nintendo Switch

It’s finally here! After months of waiting, Nintendo unveiled their next innovation in gaming, the Nintendo Switch. It’s like a hybrid gaming console, iPad, and Nintendo DS all wrapped into one. Here is what we know so far about it in a condensed form!

The Nintendo Switch will launch globally on March 3, 2017 for $299.99 USD ($469.95 AUD, £279.99 GBP, ¥29,980 JPY). This announcement came during Nintendo’s Switch Presentation.

The Switch has a 6.2-inch 720p capacitive multitouch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels – that’s the same size as the screen on the Wii U Gamepad, but a step up from that screen’s resolution of 854 x 480.

It will come with the console, L and R Joy-Con, Joy-Con wrist straps, Joy-Con grip, the Nintendo Switch dock, HDMI cable, and an AC adapter. The Pro Controller will be available separately, which is more like a traditional controller for XBOX and PS4. In addition, one model with come with grey controllers, and another model with one neon red and one neon blue. Both versions will be the same suggested retail price. The controller will feature HD rumble feedback (haptic feedback like a smart phone) and a specially designed sensor that can actually detect the shape a hand is making when in use. The Switch’s battery life will range between two and half to six hours, depending on the game being played.

The Switch will use cartridges similar to those used on the Nintendo 3DS. Players can also connect up to eight Switch consoles together for wireless local multiplayer experience.

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Nintendo will also be bringing online services to the Switch. Free from launch, the service will move to a paid for model, similar to competitors, in the Fall. Subscribers will get a free retro NES or SNES game each month.

Here is the lineup of games for their ‘launch’, which extends to the holiday season (there are more out there that we saw and we will hunt down those dates as soon as we can):

LAUNCH DAY
1-2-Switch
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Skylanders Imaginators
Just Dance 2017

LAUNCH WINDOW
Has Been Heroes (March 2017)
I am Setsuna (March 2017)
Sonic Mania (Spring 2017)
Lego City Undercover (Spring 2017)
Arms (spring 2017)
Super Bomberman R (March 2017)
Snipperclips: Cut it Out, Together! (March 2017)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (April 28, 2017)
Splatoon 2 (Summer 2017)
NBA 2K18 (September 2017)
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Fall 2017)
Super Mario Odyssey (Holiday 2017)

Most stores have already sold out of preorders on the Switch, but you can keep trying Amazon where you should be able to find a good deal once they are back in stock.

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