Switch Pro 4K, Monster Hunter Rise reviews, Pikmin AR game

There’s a lot of news brewing over in Nintendo world, and I’m not talking about Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios in Japan…

LATEST SWITCH PRO NEWS:

A new Bloomberg report released on Tuesday suggests the rumored Nintendo Switch Pro (as the internet has come to call it) will use a new Nvidia chipset capable of upscaling graphics to 4K while docked and faster performance overall. 

Supposedly the new Switch will feature Nvidia’s Deep Learning Super-Sampling (DLSS) that uses artificial intelligence to upscale lower-resolution images to 4K without the strain on hardware that comes with rendering graphics in 4K natively. 

The report also says the new more powerful Nintendo Switch will feature a larger, OLED screen and could to come out by the end of 2021. The increased performance could come with an increase in price by $50-100.

 

MONSTER HUNTER RISE REVIEWS ARE IN!

Monster Hunter Rise releases on Nintendo Switch on Friday and the reviews are already starting to come out.

So far they’re mostly positive. The game is sitting at an 87 on Metacritic based on nearly 70 critic reviews. 

The early consensus appears to be that the game is a solid mix of classic Monster Hunter game elements along with some of the improvements from Monster Hunter World (which I loved) and a few new mechanics.

Let me know if you plan on playing Monster Hunter Rise!

POKÉMON GO DEVELOPER NIANTIC ANNOUNCES PIKMIN AR GAME

On Monday, Niantic announced a new partnership with Nintendo to develop mobile titles using Ninatic’s real-world AR technology.

The first game announced along with this news is an AR game based on the Pikmin franchise.

No details have been released about the gameplay just yet, other than to say it will involve walking.

“The app will include gameplay activities to encourage walking and make walking more delightful,” Niantic wrote in a post on its website.

The game is being developed by Niantic’s Tokyo Studio (established in 2018) and it’s expected to launch later this year.

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