Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp - Version 1.3.0 Datamine

It wasn't that long ago the previous version dropped, but with mobile apps constantly being updated, it was no surprise the 1.3.0 version dropped and was swiftly datamined, with a few surprises in store!

Now before you get excited, this datamine isn't anywhere near as big as the previous one, and only gives an insight to a few upcoming features, but that doesn't mean there's nothing of interest hidden away.

First and foremost, a maintenance update that began at midnight on March 14th added a couple of minor things to the game. Catching fish and bugs will now result in their size being recorded, and their sizes can be checked in your catalogue at any given time, and you can also plant, harvest and water multiple flowers at once in your garden. The game also offers 20 Leaf Tickets as a thank you for your patience during the down time. The players inventory has also been expanded to hold an additional 50 items, and a friends entire Market Box can now be viewed straight from…

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Pocket Camp With a Shamrock Hat!

To celebrate St. Patrick's Day (known as Shamrock Day in the Animal Crossing universe) Nintendo is sending out a Shamrock Hat to players of Pocket Camp.

To claim your hat, all you need to do is simply log in between 17/3/2018, 5pm AEDST and 17/4/2018, 4:59pm AEDST, and your Shamrock Hat will be waiting for you in your mail box!

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp's First Fishing Tourney is Now Live

Teased earlier in the week, the first Fishing Tourney is now live in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. To mimic the main series games, the app does it's best to keep the Tourney true to its roots, but changed up a few things to allow for various in game rewards.

In short, the Fishing Tourney takes place in the Saltwater Shores from 15/3/2018, 5PM ADEST and run until 20/3/2013, 4:59PM AEDST. The player much catch special tourney fish and bring them to Chip. Bringing these special fish to Chip will grant the player special rewards and trophies based on the combined total size of all the fish you've given him.

To participate in the tourney, the player must look out for a sparkling fish shadow in the ocean (sparkles symbolise it's a tourney fish) - the three fish for this tourney are the Clown Fish, Surgeonfish, and Barred Knifejaw. After you've caught a few fish, bring them to Chip for him to measure. After all the fish you've caught reach a certain combined total length, C…

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Super Mario Event Now Live!

The latest event in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is now live, celebrating Mario Day. During the event, players will be able to collect Mushrooms from completing animal requests! If you collect enough Mushrooms you can craft limited-edition Super Mario themed furniture and clothing, as well as the Mario Rug if you manage to muster up enough Leaf Tickets!

The event has three rounds, with the times listed below:
Round 1: 10/3/2018 5pm AEST - 10/4/2018, 4:59pm AESTRound 2: 21/3/2018 5pm AEST - 10/4/2018, 4:59pm AESTRound 3: 31/3/2018 5pm AEST - 10/4/2018, 4:59pm AESTFor the first round, you'll be able to craft basic Super Mario themed items such as the Coin, Block and Super Mushroom, as well as clothing items such as the Big Bro's Hat/Tee/Mustache. In addition, Rounds 2 and 3 will grant more Mushroom types, as well as new times goals and new themed furniture and clothing items. The Shovelstrike Quarry will also grant Mushrooms at certain times when mined to help players out during t…

Super Smash Bros. Revealed for Nintendo Switch

Probably the biggest announcement, and most unexpected (or expected, depending on who you ask), in today's Direct was the announcement of a full-fledged Smash title coming to the Switch later this year.

Cleverly disguised with the Splatoon 2 segment of the Direct, the announcement faked many viewers out, leaving them unexpectedly surprised, before abruptly ending the Direct. Currently under the working title of "Super Smash Bros.", the game will feature the beloved Inkling's as playable characters, and will also feature Mario and Link, with Link seemingly donning his new Breath of The Wild look. You can watch the short reveal trailer below.

The game is slated for a 2018 release, but with Nintendo's paid online servers launching in September, we think Super Smash Bros. will be a perfect title to launch alongside.

Crash Bandicoot Crashes Nintendo Switch

It seems as though the rumour mill has pulled through, and the Crash Bandicoot N, Sane Trilogy will indeed see it's release on the Nintendo Switch later this year. The title originally released for the PS4 in June last year, and just a few weeks ago rumours started circulating that the game had a one year embargo for being a Son exclusive, thereafter it would release on other platforms, including the Switch. Long behold, those rumours turned out to be correct, with the Switch version releasing July 10th. The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is a game that includes the original Crash games - Crash Bandicoot, Cortex Strikes Back, and Warped - in one nice, HD, remastered package.

Alongside the rumours with Crash coming to the Switch were also talks of the original Spyro trilogy being remastered for the PS4, and having the same one year embargo that Crash had. Now that the Crash rumour has turned out to be true, only time will tell if the Spyro one is legit too, as the rumour said it wo…

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Coming to Nintendo Switch in July

Originally released in 2014 for the Wii U, in 2018 the Nintendo Switch (and 3DS) will see an enhanced port of one of the Wii U's most beloved titles, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.

As an enhanced port, we don't expect too much to be added, though they have announced they will be adding courses based off the kingdoms from Super Mario Odyssey, such as the fabled New Donk City. Though both the Switch and 3DS versions will be the same, the 3DS version will include stereoscopic 3D, as well as touch controls.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker releases July 18th, for $59.95 on both Nintendo Switch and 3DS.

Mario Tennis Aces Coming to Nintendo Switch June 22nd

Announced back in January, today's Nintendo Direct finally allowed us to get a better in-depth look at the next instalment to the Mario Sports series - Mario Tennis Aces.

Mario Tennis Aces takes the average tennis gameplay and adds its own spin to the game. The game can be played traditionally with the Joy-Con controllers, or you can use the motion control function of the Joy-Cons as if you were holding a real tennis racquet. The game can be played locally by up to four players, as well as online, and will include a single player campaign mode. To start, the game will include 15 playable characters, though through official Online Tournaments, you can unlock special in-game outfits, and playable characters as a participation bonus. The characters that can be unlocked have yet to be revealed, though Koopa Troopa was teased.

For those who can't wait for until late-June to sink their teeth into the title, Nintendo announced a special pre-launch Online Tournament demo to let players …

New Single-Player Expansion Coming to Splatoon 2

Announced in this mornings Nintendo Direct, Splatoon 2 will be receiving two major updates in the coming months. The first free update will be the version 3.0 update coming this April. The update will include over 100 new pieces of gear, new stages starting to roll out (including Piranha Pit, Camp Tiggerfish, and Wahoo World), as well as introduce a new rank, called Rank X, which is even higher than the already existing Rank S+! Meeting "certain conditions" will also allow Callie to appear in Octo Canyon, and two new songs are penned for online multiplayer.

But the fun doesn't stop there. Coming this Winter, for $30 AUD you can purchase the Octo Expansion and immerse yourself in a whole new single-player campaign, playing as the Octoling, Agent 8 - an Octoling without memories. The new story mode will include 80 missions, and include new stories that will further expand on the lives of your beloved Splatoon characters, and expand on the lore within the Splatoon world. Bea…

Nintendo Direct - 09.03.2018

At 9am this morning, Nintendo held their latest Nintendo Direct presentation, and gave us a look into some of their plans for 2019. After the slight disappointment in their previous Nintendo Direct (a mini back in January), this one sure packed a much bigger punch!

The presentation started off with showcasing upcoming Nintendo 3DS titles, and to the surprise of many, there were actually a few notable titles. WarioWare Gold (July 28), Mario & Luigi: Bower's Inside Story + Bowser Jr's Journey (TBD 2019) and Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers (May 26) were announced, alongside a remaster of the GameCube title Luigi's Mansion (TBD 2018), and the Wii U title Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (July 13). Captain Toad will also be seeing a Switch release the same date, though the 3DS version will feature 3D visuals and touch controls. Detective Pikachu also received some spotlight, which will release on March 24th, alongside a Detective Pikachu amiibo. Though there are very few games…